Yeats, William Butler LXXIII:4. Printed wrappers. Short snag at toe of spine, otherwise unusually nice, near fine. The conclusion of this serialization (from May to October), in company with Anderson ("Many Marriages"), Aldington, Fry, Lowell, Bragdon, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.381.
Yeats, William Butler LXXI:3. Printed wrappers. Plates. Small mended nick to spine, otherwise near fine. The first periodical appearance of Yeats's poem (later titled "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen"), in company with work by Croce, Deutsch, Pascin, Morand, Weber, Loving, Cuthbert Wright, Anderson, Susan Mitchell, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.381.
Loy, Mina LXX:6. Printed wrappers. Plates. Toe of spine slightly bumped, otherwise unusually nice. Loy's poem appears in company with Yeats ("Four Years 1887-1891"), Hughes, Kreymborg, Dos Passos, Eglinton, Eliot, Moore, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.381.
Woolf, Virginia LXXV:1. Large octavo. Printed wrapper. Plates. A very good copy, with some pencil annotations (see below). The first appearance of Woolf's short story, an important textual precedent for MRS. DALLOWAY (1925) that is extensively considered in the critical literature. Published in context with other works by Yeats, Kreymborg, Bel Geddes, Moore, Winters, Brooks, Poore, et al. This was one of editor Scofield Thayer's copies, with his characteristic pencil annotations on the front wrapper and occasionally within. An example of his bookplate is laid in. KIRKPATRICK C238.
Yeats, William Butler LXXX:2. Printed wrapper. Unusually nice, near fine. The first appearance of this prose piece, reprinted under the title "Our Need for Religious Sincerity," in the April issue of THE CRITERION. With other contributions by Matisse, J. C. Powys, Kreymborg, M. Moore, Mitchell, et al. WADE, p.383.
Williams, William Carlos LXXI:1. Printed wrappers. Plates. A lovely, near fine copy. The first appearance of "The Birds" and "Youth and Beauty." Anderson, Lawrence, Lewis, Marianne Moore, Yeats ("Four Years 1887-1891"), Cowley, Austin and others also appear. WALLACE C67. WADE, p.381.
Greville, Charles C. F. Three volumes. Large octavos.Three-quarter green calf and marbled boards, spines elaborately gilt extra, gilt labels, half-titles bound in. Foretips shelfworn, crowns of spines frayed a bit, bookplate in first volume, but very good. First edition of the first component of this this substantial and occasionally controversial historical record, edited by Henry Reeve, and published posthumously. "Greville did not stoop to collect or record private scandals. His object appears to have been to leave behind him some of the materials of history, by which the men and actions of his own time would be judged. He records not so much public events as the private causes which led to them; and perhaps no English memoir-writer has left behind him a more valuable contribution to the history of the 19th century" - Wikipedia. A second component, covering the period 1837-1852 appeared in 1885, and the concluding two volumes, covering 1852 to 1860, appeared in 1887.
Andrews, Wayne x,454pp.plus frontis and 14 plates. Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Endsheets slight tanned, cloth spine and adjacent portion of boards damp-dulled. A good, sound copy, without dust jacket. First edition of this work of economic and social history by the historian and architectural photographer also known by his nome de plume, "Montagu O'Reilly". This copy bears his brief presentation inscription to his Harvard classmate and publisher, James Laughlin: "Countless Thanks Jay [/] Wayne." The first book(let) Laughlin published under the New Directions imprint was Andrews' / "O'Reilly's" PIANOS OF SYMPATHY, followed by three additional titles, the last being THE SURREALIST PARADE, published posthumously in 1990.
United Artists Whole number one (of eighteen issues published). Quarto. Mimeographed text, stapled in mimeographed wrapper. Two small duplicate release stamps, upper wrapper a bit hand-soiled, some small, light coffee splashes on upper fore-corner of upper wrapper, near very good. Edited by Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh. Founded in November 1977 as a means of communication with the editors' New York friends, with contributions to this issue by Mayer, Coolidge, Warsh, Metcalf, et al. It was ".probably the last of the great mimeo magazines since by the mid-80s everyone had computers and all the magazines became perfect-bound with glossy covers so the bookstores would distribute them" - Warsh. CLAY & PHILLIPS, pp.198-9.
LXXXIII:2. Printed wrapper. Plates. About fine. First U.S. publication of this key poem, appearing concurrent with its publication in THE LONDON MERCURY. Other contributors include Derain, Eglinton, Cummings, Gropper, A. Gregory, Colum, Aiken, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.384.
LXXIII:1. Large octavo. Printed wrapper. Plates. Some corners creased, otherwise unusually nice, near fine. The third installment of this serialization (from May to October), in company with Matisse, Chagall, Boardman Robinson, Bunin, Loy ("Apology of Genius"), Stevens ("Revue," including the first appearance of "The Emperor of Ice-Cream"), Eliot, Dos Passos, Seldes, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.381. EDELSTEIN C71.
Estrangement Some Fifty Thoughts from a Diary Kept . in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Nine,” and “Disorder and Early Sorrow “contained in THE DIALLXXXI:5. Printed wrapper. Plates. Fine. The first American appearance of Yeats's prose piece, also published in the October and November issues of THE LONDON MERCURY. Thomas Mann's splendid short story was translated by Herman George Scheffauer. Other contributors include Fry, Morand, Dos Passos, Foujita, Cezanne, Eglinton, et al. WADE, p.383.
LXXIV:1. Large octavo. Printed wrapper. Plates. Minor shelf-soiling to the bottom edges, otherwise unusually nice, near fine. This suite of seven poems appeared concurrently in the January issue of THE LONDON MERCURY. Other contributors include Cummings, Anderson, Mann, Pound, Russell, Burke, et al. WADE, p.381.
LXXVII:1. Large octavo. Printed wrapper. Unusually nice, near fine. Yeats's play appeared concurrently in the July issue of THE CRITERION. Stevens's poem was collected in the 1931 second edition of HARMONIUM. Other contributors include Munch, Gorki, Sandburg, Powys, Mortimer, Morand, E. Wilson, et al. WADE, p.382. EDELSTEIN C78.
LXXVII:3. Printed wrapper. Plates. Fine. Yeats's extended account of his trip to accept his Nobel Prize appeared concurrently in the September issue of THE LONDON MERCURY. Other contributors include Duncan Grant, Hillyer, Muir, Jack Yeats, Morand, Marianne Moore, Seurat, et al. WADE, p.382.
LXXIII:3. Large octavo. Printed wrapper. Plates. Unusually nice, near fine. The penultimate segment of this serialization (from May to October), in company with Gropper, Spingarn, Matisse, Frank, Eliot, Pound, Mortimer, Seldes, Burke, et al. WADE, p.381.
THE AMERICAN COMMEDIA DELL’ ARTE INC. (“THE THEATRE”) PRESENTS TWO PLAYS IN THE NON- REPRESENTATIONAL MANNER . [caption title]pp. Quarto handbill (26.5 x 19 cm), printed recto and verso, with a fine pictorial inset. Light use and small nicks, but very good or better. An attractive handbill / flyer for this production at the Booth Theatre of "The Show Booth" by Alexander Blok (translated by Padraic Colum and Vadim Uraneff) and a musical adaptation of "The Song of Songs" by Vladimir Dukelski. Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of the cast members and among the executive board membership are counted Margaret Anderson, Kenneth MacGowan, Oliver Sayler, Prokofiev, Arthur Hopkins and Robert Edmond Jones are listed. The stated goal of the company to "establish a theatre with the primary object of producing plays which are frankly theatric and non-representational in character."
Printed wrapper. Plates. Lower blank fore- corner of one plate creased, otherwise an excellent copy of a 1st rate issue. This issue includes the first appearance of Cantos Five and Seven, along with 2/3 of Canto Six. A rich issue, printing contributions by Loy ("Perhun"), Hardy, Yeats (an installment of "Four Years"), Wyndham Lewis, Eliot, Cummings, Cowley, Murry, Burke, Seldes, Linati, et al. GALLUP C625. WADE, p.381.
LXVIII:4. Printed wrapper. Plates. Small snag in fore- edge of upper wrapper, otherwise a near fine copy. The first appearance of Crane's poem (his first periodical appearance for which he was paid), in company with Stephens, Moore, Barnes, L. Powys, Yeats ("A People's Theatre"), Wilson, Cowley, et al. WADE, p.380. S&S B65.
Three folio prints, (approx 24 x 18"; 60 x 45 cm), executed on plastic, with appliqué, glitter and collage. About fine. Each is image #64 of 75, numbered and signed by the artist. Enrico Baj (1924 - 2003) was one of the central figures of Italian neo- avant garde. He studied at the Accademia di Brera, and in 1951, along with Sergio Dangelo and Gianni Dova, he promoted the Movimento Arte Nucleare. He was temperamentally close to surrealism, pataphysics and dada and was later associated with CoBrA. As an author, he was a leading promoter of the avant-garde, and he worked with Umberto Eco, among other collaborators. These are from a series of six prints showcasing his experiments with plastic media, in a Neo-dada style, 'Plastik- Plastik,' created in 1969 for the Fondazione Marconi.
LXXXIV:4. Printed wrapper. Plates. About fine. This prose work appeared in THE LONDON MERCURY the same month, and was issued in book form by the Cuala Press in June. Other contributors include Picasso, L. Powys, Colum, Eglinton, Aiken, et al. WADE, p.383.
Two pages, in ink, on recto and verso of octavo sheet of letterhead, with two small corrections. Ca. 200+ words. Very good. A warm letter of thanks to Willis Birchman, artist and compiler of FACES & FACTS BY AND ABOUT 26 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS (1937). Brooks writes: "I am very grateful to you for sending on the caricature in which I find my features boldly rendered. It suggests that my hair had experienced a brushing, which, as my son informs me, is far from characteristic; but I am proud of the nose, which more than does me justice and you have expressed my unfulfilled ideal in regard to the walrus moustache . But I am troubled about the work itself. Should not the original be in your possession? It seems to me that I should have only a reproduction of it. This strikes me as along the line of the fitness of things, and, although I should greatly like to keep it, I think it is more in accordance with aesthetic [?] matters that I should send it back to you . my feelings are quite personal, and I am deeply obliged to you for your kindness." He closes with a passing mention of "our grand Art Young." Signed "Yours sincerely, Van Wyck Brooks."