Ponkapog: 1880. 1 page, 5 x 7.5 inches, Ponkapog, Massachusetts, no date, circa 1880. A four-line poem entitled "Kismet," written on personal stationery and signed in full, in part: "A glance, a word and joy or pain Befalls; what was no more shall be..." Several folds; very good condition. American poet, author, and editor.
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New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1963. 213 pages, 8vo, orange boards with a dark gray cloth spine (stained and spotted on the spine), dust wrapper (heavily worn and torn) in a mylar sleeve. New York: Bernard Geis Associates, (1963). First printing. A very good(-) copy in a poor dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Roger and Fay Donoghue, may your shadows never grow less - Nelson."
Milan: Nuages, 1999. 27 full-page color illustrations by Milton Glaser. 190 pages. 4to, printed pictorial wrappers; minor dust soiling to covers. Milano: Nuages, (1999). A near fine copy of this beautifully illustrated edition. Includes a lengthy hand-written letter from Glaser to renowned editor Byron (Dobell) with observations on Dante's text; also a 1 page typed translation into English of the Introduction. "As for Dante's words, you're on your own"
New York: Pantheon, 2006. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. Unpaginated oblong 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Pantheon, (2006). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "To [...] - With much love, and huge gratitude - you made this book happen - Jenny Love, Jules Feiffer."
New York: Pantheon, 2006. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. Unpaginated oblong 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Pantheon, (2006). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Allen and Feiffer on the title page: "To All of the Hornes - with lots of love, Jenny and Jules Oct 06."
1855. Colombian President of the Confederation of Granada (now the Republics of Colombia and Panama) in 1861, who was also a distinguished General, writer, poet, scholar, and lawyer. On November 13, 1862 Arboleda was assassinated at the age of 45. 1 page, 6.75 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1855. Written in Spanish and untranslated, thanking a friend for sending him a book and sending well wishes. Below this letter is an inscription (from the 1850s or 60s).....
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. 226 pages, 8vo, black cloth-backed boards with a gilt-stamped spine (upper right corner bumped), dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2002). A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "For Joel Conarroe, friend & fellow centurion with all best wishes. Sincerely, Louis Auchincloss."
Copperwick: 1893. 2 pages measuring 7 x 8.75 inches combined, Copperwick, March 12, 1893, while experiencing economic hardship and disappointing sales of her new book, in full: "I beg to acknowledge with thanks the cheque for 35 pounds sterling...for which I enclose receipt. I was hoping Tib and Sib would sell well and am very sorry to hear it has not been a success. Perhaps it will succeed in America or pick up late in England. Books increase every year.....