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1967. Extremely Scarce Document Signed "W.H. Auden" and initialed three times "WHA". An original book contract, folio, 4 pages, New York, December 13th 1967, between the author and The Viking Press, Inc., respecting a work entitled W. H. AUDEN'S COMMONPLACE BOOK, consisting of 60,000 - 80,000 words of quoted material and commentary, of which the author agrees to deliver the finished work to the publishers by September 1, 1968. Viking agrees to pay 10% of the catalog retail price on.....
South Norwalk CT: Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, 2001. Portfolio of 26 hand colored etchings by Robert Andrew Parker based on the poem by Auden. Loose, as issued in linen clamshell box with a printed label. (South Norwalk: Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, 2001) Number 3 of only 14 numbered copies, excluding 5 author's proofs, 2 printer's proofs and an archive proof. Signed by the artist.
South Norwalk CT: Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, 2001. Portfolio of 26 hand colored etchings by Robert Andrew Parker based on the poem by Auden. Loose, as issued in linen clamshell box with a printed label. (South Norwalk: Connecticut GraphicArts Center, 2001) This is one of 5 artist's proofs, from an edition that includes 14 numbered copies, 2 printer's proofs, and an archive proof. Signed by the artist.
New York: New York Public Library, 1989. A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile of the Original Notebook in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. Edited by Patrick Lawlor. Introduction by Nicholas Jenkins. Illustrated. 141pp. Tall narrow 4to, black cloth-backed boards, cloth slipcase. New York Public Library, 1989. A fine copy in a fine slipcase. One of only 500 copies.
Rome: Botteghe Oscure, 1953. 51pp. Original printed wrappers. Rome: Botteghe Oscure, XII, 1953. This libretto for music that was never composed, was originally published in the periodical Botteghe Oscure. It is one of a very few copies with a new title page, binding & pagination that was given to the authors for their personal use. Presentation from Chester (Kallman) - "allegro con brio e andante con amore...." Kallman has made two holograph corrections in the text, one indicating "here a......