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Deducing from other copies held in libraries, there appear to be two editions, or issues, of this book with the copy at hand being a first edition. According to Chester Topps' "Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905", Vol. IV, 1999, p. xii, the imprint of the publisher from 1868 to 1871 was Scribner, Welford & Co. New York and from 1872 to 1877 it was Scribner, Welford & Armstrong, New York. Later editions of this book include Armstrong in the imprint whereas this edition lists "Scribner, Welford & Co.". Also, the second edition sometimes has a hand-colored frontispiece and includes four pages of publisher's ads, which are not present here.
The contents consist of stories, each one page long with an illustration on the facing page. The frontispiece is signed with John Tenniel's initials. Among the other illustrators are Walter Crane, Myles Birket Foster, Charles Joseph Staniland, Alfred W. Cooper and William Small. The engravers were Dalziell Brothers, whose device appears on the verso of the title page and on the colophon.
The book is rare. The combined holdings of both editions in WorldCat and COPAC are only seven copies. Very good .
Among the contents of this issue of the Swiss cultural journal "Du" are illustrated articles on photographer Lucien Clergue, sculptor Robert Muller, and Swiss musicians under 40. The text is in German with a summary of the contents in English. Very good .
Among the contents of this issue of the Swiss cultural journal "Du" are a portfolio of photographs of Friday night at the mosque in San, Mali by Marli Shamir; photographs of humming birds by Willy Dolder and of the New York subway by Norman Snyder; and illustrated articles on conceptual art, Judaic art and Swiss folk art. The text is in German with a selective summary of the contents in English. Very good .
Among the contents of this issue of the Swiss cultural journal "Du" are reproductions of six drawings by Picasso; a portfolio of photographs of the Dutch Mennonites of Pennsylvania by George Tice; a selection of Japanese scroll paintings from the twelfth to the fourteenth century; and an illustrated article on the three colossal paintings by Niccolo Maria Rossi [1669-1755], executed for Count Aloys Thomas Harrach, Viceroy of Naples. The text is in German with a selective summary of the contents in English. Very good .
A partially printed leaf bound in at the front and dated "Aug. 1859" in ink, certifies that "M.V.B. Perley is admitted a Member of Dartmouth College". Signed "N. Lord" by the College's president Nathan Lord with Perley's name penned in ink.
The U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator Nathan Lord (1793-1870) was the 6th President of Dartmouth College, serving from 1828 to 1863. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, he improved Dartmouth College's curriculum, raised admission levels and brought the college out of debt. His pro-slavery views were in direct contrast with those of the College's Board of Trustees and, as Civil War broke out, he came into conflict with board member Amos Tuck who was a founding member of the Republican party and close friend of Lincoln's. In 1863, Lord prevented the college from granting an honorary degree to President Lincoln and was forced to resign.
The author and editor Martin Van Buren Perley (1835-1926) was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He taught school in Massachusetts while studying for his degree from Dartmouth College. After a brief career as a dry goods merchandiser, he became the editor and publisher of the Gloucester "Telegram" after a fire destroyed his business. Perley was also the editor of the Gloucester "Chronicle" and a correspondent for the "Boston Globe". He published directories, farmer's almanacs as well as historical and genealogical registries, and authored the "History and Genealogy of the Perley Family" as well as "Salem Village Witchcraft - Mrs. Elizabeth Howe's Trial". Good .
230 items are catalogued. Very good .
Among the contents are a message from T.S. Eliot welcoming the arrival of this first issue of a new literary magazine, poems by Elizabeth Jennings and Thom Gunn, "Canto in Memoriam Dylan Thomas" by Louis MacNeice, "The Dinner Party" [a chapter from a new novel] by Elizabeth Bowen and an article on the novels of C. H. B. Kitchin by L. P. Hartley. Good .
"Judas" by Jacob Robbins, a three-page poem printed in two columns is listed on the front wrap as the leading contribution to this issue. Very good .
This music festival presented choral and orchestral music, operas and ballets. Among the works presented in the 1935 season were Rameau's "Castor and Pollux"; Rossini's "Mose"; the ballet "Dafni e Chloe" starring Lorcia and Lifar, with choreography by Fokine and scenery by Bakst; Pizzetti's "Orseolo", Verdi's "Masked Ball" and his "Requiem" with Pinza, Caniglia and Stignani; Mozart's "Il Ratto dal Serraglio" and his "Requiem"; Rino Alessi's play "Savonarola, directed by Jacques Copeau, with incidental music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Bellini's "Norma" and Gluck's "Alceste". Conductors included Vittorio Gui, Tullio Serafin, Bruno Walter and Fernando Previtale. The program notes and synopses are printed in both Italian and English.
Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco [1895-1968], who became a well-known composer of film music, was considered one of the most significant Italian composers of his generation and was performed by such artists as Gieseking, Heifetz, Piatigorsky and Segovia. Although he was critical of Mussolini's regime, he knew how to take advantage of the opportunities it offered and he wrote the incidental music for "Savonarola" at Mussolini's request. He was a friend both of Carlo and Nello Rosselli, the regime's principal opponents [both assassinated in 1937], and of Alessandro Pavolino, who later became a fanatical fascist leader.
On the inside front cover of the book, the owner has penned an "Operatic Diary" listing 31 operas attended, with theatres, dates, composers and in some cases conductors.
Rare. Very good .
A plan to manage and conserve the Barun valley, one of seven valleys radiating from Mount Makalu in the Eastern Himalayas, the world's fifth highest peak. The valleys, particularly the Barun valley, contain some of the last remaining pristine forests and Alpine meadows of Nepal. Very good .
This issue of the Swiss cultural monthly "Du" features a section with text by Dominik Keller on "Balletomane Painters". The text of the magazine is in German with a summary in English by Keller. Good .