Westport. Autograph note signed "F.P.A.", personal letterhead, Westport, Connecticut, c. 1930's. Pertaining to his Radio Show "Information Please", in full: "Here's one I found up here. Add it to "Christopher Columbus" I am still waiting for your visit." Minor surface creases, otherwise in very good condition. American journalist and humorist who was a member of the legendary Algonquin Table.
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.
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."
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. 369 pages, 8vo, cloth (bottom corners lightly bumped). New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition. Very good condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "This first edition of Action at Aquila autographed for E. Donovan of New York City with the [?] regards of the author Hervey Allen. May 4, 1946."
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: Random House, 1973. 342 pages, 8vo, blue cloth, dust wrapper (price-clipped). New York: Random House, (1973). First edition. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Dear Howard - I enjoyed our talk at the Museum of Broadcasting. Thank you for your generous attitude towards my work. Possession of this book does not carry with it the obligation to read it. Just regard it as a thank you. Best, Bob April 28, 1981."
New York: Harcourt, 1962. Illustrated in color and black and white. Large slim unpaginated 8vo, green cloth (spine and edges faded). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., (1962). First edition. Very good(-) condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "for TOBY + for Jonny!" Signed in full below by author/illustrated Joan Walsh Anglund, who has drawn a small image of two berries.
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)...
Middlebury College, Vermont: 1972. 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, Middlebury College, Vermont, August 27, 1972. Written on a letter sent by his friend John Ciardi (1916 - 1986), acclaimed poet and etymologist, to his wife Janet Jeppson Asimov, whereby the poet jokingly compares Isaac's behavior at a Bird Watchers Conference to that of new species of a promiscuous bird, in part: "...It seems only fair to tell you that the Conference Bird Watchers Club has compiled a series of...
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1940. 302 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn and torn) in a mylar sleeve. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1940. A very good copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Albert Bender from his friend - except when he calls her "Dr." Gertrude Bender 1940." Bender later presented the book with an inscription on the facing page: "To my dear friend Andre Kostelanetz, every good wish, Albert Bender."
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. 214 pages (foxing to top and fore-edges, not affecting interior). 8vo, black cloth spine over black boards, dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Signed in full on the front free endpaper by Auchincloss.