[Broadside]: The East Side Forum Presents Herbert Aptheker, Noted Marxist Historian. Speaking on Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner: Myth or Reality? And Black Militancy in U.S. History. Thurs. April 4, 8 p.m. 85 East 4th St., near 2nd AveAPTHEKER, Herbert. (William Styron) Broadside or handbill. Measuring 8½" x 11". Some very light creasing and a bit of soil on the unprinted verso, near fine.
DAVIES, Robertson First American edition. Endpapers with modest offsetting, text block edges with a touch of foxing, very good in a slightly spine-tanned very good dust jacket with light soil, a few creases on the rear panel and modest edgewear. Author's second novel, of a young working-class Canadian woman who is given the opportunity to seriously train as a singer among accomplished musicians and eccentrics in London.
DAVIES, Robertson First American edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a touch of toning and edgewear. A biblio-mystery from this Canadian novelist; young businessman Arthur Cornish inherits some manuscripts and paintings, which results in theft and murder.
CARRUTH, Hayden First edition. Foreword by Galway Kinnell. Owner signature of poet, Philip Levine on the front free endpaper, minimal notation by Levine throughout, some bumping to the spine ends, else near fine in a good only dust jacket with several holes and shallow abrasions peppering the spine including a small tear at both the foot and the crown, a few similar abrasions to the front panel, as well as some toning and soiling. Philip Levine was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2011-2012.
(THURBER, James, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Gypsy Rose Lee, Fred Astaire, Alexander King, etc. First edition. Edited by John Wilcock. Illustrated reproducing black-and-white photographs and drawings by Jules Feiffer and Joe Bertelli.Square 12mo. 29pp. Plastic comb bound hard card covers with center hole punched for playing on a turntable. The magazine includes five 7-inch (33-1/3 RPM) phonograph records including recordings of  Mike Nichols and Elaine May "Conversations at Breakfast," and "The Operating Theatre";  "Fred Estaire Dances to Jazz at the Philharmonic";  "Larry Adler Plays Harmonica";  "Gypsy at Home with Jule Styne at the Piano"; and  "Alexander King: The Human Dilemma." The text also includes "Harmonica Man" by James Thurber, "Gypsy Rose Lee and Jule Styne Preview a New Musical," etc. Back cover prints "Directions" for listening to the records (without removing them from the magazine): "Fold the rest of magazine under [the record]; Place the entire magazine very flat on the turntable surface.". Covers have light wear at extremities, one leaf has tiny nick at center hole, else a very good copy with all five phonograph albums bound in as issued. Uncommon. *OCLC* locates only a single holding (Library of Congress). The premiere issue of this periodical, which last for only three issues.
KEENAN, Deborah First edition. 16mo. pp. White pictorial wrappers. With Two Original Prints by Gaylord Schanilec. A fine copy in publisher's fine unprinted tissue dust jacket. Limited to 220 copies of a total edition of 280 copies, designed and hand printed by Gaylord Schanilec. From the library of poet David Ignatow. Inscribed bu Keenan: "For David Ignatow: 'the world is an invisible angel place.' Deborah. April, 1982 in Minnesota". Uncommon. *OCLC* locates only four holdings.
FRIEDLANDER, Lee Exhibition preview. 12mo. [8pp]. With six black and white recreations of self portrait photographs of the artist. Stapled pink wrappers. Some foxing on the front cover, else near fine. Published on occasion of the exhibition held in New York at Janet Borden, Inc. from November 22 to December 31, 1997.
McHUGH, Roger, edited by First American edition. 144pp. Small remainder dot on topedge, text block edges lightly foxed, very good in an about near fine dust jacket with faint staining (mostly on the rear panel) and light edgewear. Contains the first appearance of a poem by Yeats, reproduced in holograph facsimile, and prints for the first time 75 letters between Yeats and Ruddock.
MILLAY, Edna St. Vincent First edition. Topedges of boards very slightly sunned and with a very gentle bump, still easily a fine copy in a modestly toned, very good or better dust jacket with a lightly sunned spine with a few tiny spots near the spine base, and very light wear including a couple of tiny nicks. A very presentable copy.
(WILLIAMS, William Carlos, John Ciardi, Anthony Hecht and Robert Bragg) R.S. Silberman, edited by First edition. 81pp. Illustrated. Stapled illustrated wrappers. A few pages, textblock edges and edges of covers slightly foxed, spine lightly faded, very good. The second issue of this Smith College literary periodical, containing the first appearance of "The Swivelhipped Amazon" by William Carlos Williams, "To W.T. Scott" by John Ciardi, "Jason" by Anthony Hecht, four poems by Robert Bagg and more.
KELLY, Alexander First edition. Introduction by Colin Wilson. 55pp. Illustrated. Sewn illustrated wrappers. Bookplate of mystery writer Robert E. Skinner, light foxing throughout text, crown slightly bumped, spine slightly faded, about very good.
(CREELEY, Robert, Charles Olson, Bobbie Creeley, Warren Tallman, Mary Novik, Bruce Andrews, Cid Corman, Douglas Calhoun and John Weiners) First edition. Cover illustrated by R.B. Kitaj. 84pp. Illustrated. Stapled wrappers. Covers slightly soiled, still near fine. Prints poems and letters by, and interviews with Robert Creeley. Also prints the text of a letter from Charles Olson to Robert Creeley and reproduces drawings by Bobbie Creeley. Additional contributions by Warren Tallman, Mary Novik, Bruce Andrews, Cid Corman and Douglas Calhoun. Laid in is *Yonnie*, a microbook by John Wieners, published by Athanor Books in 1973.
Black Action Films: Plots, Critiques, Casts and Credits for 235 Theatrical and Made-for-Television ReleasesPARISH, James Robert and George H. Hill First edition. Foreword by Richard Roundtree. Tall octavo. xii, 385pp. Illustrated in black and white from film stills. Distributor's stamp on front pastedown else fine in black cloth stamped in white.
First edition. Oblong small quarto. pp. One page of text followed by reproductions of black and white photographs. Printed wrappers with the spine rubbed, light wear and soil, and a bit of light toning on the front cover, near fine. Photos show coal miners at work in various stages of the process (including one of six somber-looking women and children titled "Women taking home coal picked from Culm Bank"), and views of the city. Several publications from around this time have similar titles, but *OCLC* seems to locate only three copies of this heavily illustrated pamphlet, oddly none are in Pennsylvania.
STEVENSON, Robert Louis and Tasha Tudor First edition. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Octavo. Spine heavily sunned, binding with some wear at the corners and spine ends, one page spread with two small stains, very good, lacking the dust jacket. Signed by Tudor on the front fly.
TOYO Advertisement. One 26½" x 9¼" sheet printed in color on both sides, folded down to 6¾" x 9¼". Text in Spanish. A bit of light wear and very light soil, cover panel with a faint label shadow with a tiny abrasion, near fine. A charming and colorful advertisement for Toyo toy cars. One side illustrates 18 toy cars and four sets, and the entirety of the other side is dedicated to a wonderful illustration of men assembling toy cars in a factory. A charmer.
[Exhibition Catalog]: The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution.the Continuing RevolutionBergen County ad hoc Committee of Black Women's Organizations Exhibition catalog. Introduction by Edith S. Thomas, Chairperson of the Bergen County ad hoc Committee of Black Women's Organizations, and a message from Honorary Chairman Arlene Howard. Slim square octavo. Illustrated in black and white. Light wear, near fine. Seven Bergen County Black Women's Organizations came together to sponsor this exhibition for Black History Month, Feburary 1982. The exhibition featured work from 25 artists, including Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. *OCLC* locates no copies.
ARNOLDI, Mary Jo, Christraud M. Geary, and Kris L. Hardin, organized by First edition. Octavo. xvi, 135pp. Side-stapled card covers. Two papers in French, the others in English. Wrappers trifle soiled and staples a bit oxidized, near fine. The conference was sponsored by The Joint Committee on African Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council. It was funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and held at their Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, May 20-27, 1988; scholars attended from the Africa, the U.S., and Europe.
(MOORE, George, J.M. Synge, Padraic Colum, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George W. Russell, Sean O'Faolain and Frank O'Connor) E.H. Mikhail, edited by First American edition. 251pp. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and spine very faintly tanned. A history of the Abbey Theatre, told through interviews, and recollections of George Moore, J.M. Synge, Padraic Colum, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George W. Russell, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor and many other authors and scholars.
Two Worlds: A Literary Quarterly Devoted to the Increase of the Gaiety of Nations – Vol. I, No. 4, June 1926(JOYCE, James, Frank Harris, Max Beerbohm, Carol Rakosi and Arthur Symons) Samuel Roth, edited by First edition. 397-566pp. Printed wrappers. Bookplate of American science fiction anthologist Groff Conklin. Bottom edge with a small green mark, rear corner slightly bumped, spine worn with small tears, still very good. One of 500 copies; this is number 222. Contains a pirated episode of Joyce's Work in Progress (*S&C* C65), and contributions by Frank Harris, Max Beerbohm, Carol Rakosi, Arthur Symons and more.