Chicago: 1905. Extremely scarce letterhead from the Standard Talking Machine Company, a Chicago-based manufacturer of record players from the discarded parts of Columbia records Talking Machines. Evidently this was done with the blessing of Columbia Records, which also allowed Standard to issue single-sided and double-sided discs from their catalog. Despite the label name, the discs were not quite "standard"; the spindle hole at the center was 9/16th of an inch larger than the industry standard, making it difficult to play.....
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1974. Signed record album, "The 5th Dimension: Soul & Inspiration," by three of the five band members: Florence Larue, Lamonte McLemure, and Ronnie Dyson. Original 1974 edition, complete with vinyl album. Measures 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". No place, no date. Boldly signed in dark blue against a lighter blue background.
1890. Two A.L.S.'s to [William] Schill, pertaining to an on-going art project, no place, no date, both docketed on verso: April, 1890, written in his best Horace Greeley styled penmanship, in part: "I must have the plaster for the kneeling girl - Her face is worked and my drawing lost. They can't put it back for her nose is cut away - The nose of the standing girl "You Least" is nearly as bad. Above all... I wish I could.....
Garden City: Doubleday, 1980. Illustrated (b/w). 398 pages. 8vo, cloth backed boards, dust wrapper; wrapper chipped at edges. Garden City: Doubleday, 1980. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) wrapper. Inscribed by Adams on flyleaf: "To Sylvia Whom I love even though she got this free! Cindy"
New York: 1935. T.L.S. "F.P.A.", 4to. 1 page, Herald Tribune, New York City, April 16th 1935. Providing the recipient with a portion of a poem he has remembered, in full: "All I remember for "Our Railroads" is: He stood at the station, she by his side, She was his young and blushing bride, and he whispered, "Birdie, how shall we go, By the Kankakee or Kokomo?" I printed something about it once and got a letter from the author Mr.....
Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Illustrated with 12 etchings with tissue guards by Samuel Chamberlain, Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.485pp. Thick 4to, rust cloth. Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Near Fine. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by the Illustrator. ALSO: boldly initialed in pencil by Greta Garbo " G.G." on the fly-leaf.
New York: Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. 336 pages, illustrated with black-and-white cartoons, 8vo, brick-colored cloth, dust wrapper (worn, torn, and price-clipped). New York: Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. A very good copy in a poor dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Judge Pence who went from RAGS to Riches from a boy who went from gags to Riches to my favorite Judge & favorite guy. Love & KIXXX, Pal Joey."
New York: Reynal, 1945. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 386 pages, 8vo, beige cloth (gently soiled) with green lettering. New York: Reynal, (1945). Very good(-). Presentation copy signed on the front free endpaper: "To Maida Lee, this book is inscribed with the regards of her ancient friend the author. Samuel Hopkins Adams - New York June 9th, 1945."
New York: Atheneum, 1965. Illustrated in color and black and white by Milton Glaser. Unpaginated slim 4to, yellow cloth (gently rubbed and bumped at the corners). New York: Atheneum, 1965. First edition. Very good condition. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Aaron and Linda from Conrad with love 1965."
Londonderry: 1831. Fine content A.D.S., folio, 1 page, Londonderry, January 14, 1831, an affidavit by pub owner John Aiken to the Committee opposing the roadway that would pass his establishment, in part: "...I John Aiken keep a Public House in Londonderry on the road leading from Charter to Manchester - am well acquainted with the road all the way and think myself and have frequently heard the teamsters and other travelers remark that with some trifling attention in the town.....
1995. 8.5 x 7.25-inch black-and-white photo of the country music band Alabama -- no place, no date, circa 1995. Signed with a black marker by the four members of the group: Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Mark Herndon. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 15 x 13.25 inches. The photo has two tiny faint stains at the top, but is still in very good condition.
Washington, D.C. 1872. 4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 10 x 16 inches, marked "Private," Washington, D.C., April 12, 1872. Rare letter by the American politician and negotiator to the former Confederate States of America Treasurer Tyler, in preparation for Richardson's successful trip to Geneva to obtain damages from Great Britain, letting Tyler know of a Judgeship opportunity available to him by the means of Richardson's resignation, in part: "...In any article that is written in.....
New York: 1805. Rare autographed document signed by members of the Albany & Schenectady Turnpike Company ordering treasurer Barent Bleeker to make payment for the stones needed to construct the turnpike. Signatories include George Ramsay, Roswell Marsh, and George Flower as well as Revolutionary War heroes Elisha Putnam and John Lansing Jr. Two pages on aged, folded paper with signed notation of receipt on verso. Measures 6 x 8 inches. New York, September 11, 1805 and September 23, 1805.
1925. Elaborate six-bar arrangement on a 4.5 x 5.75-inch piece of lined paper, titled in old German, subject unknown, no date, circa 1925. Boldly signed by Aldrich at the conclusion. Small stain at the top; mounting remnants on the back. Very good(-) condition. American composer, musicologist and music critic.
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: 1800. The Holland Land Company & the Morris Reserve Holdings West of the Genesee River . . . and the Final Award -- highly cryptic and important letter by Herman LeRoy, 2 pages (front and back), 9 x 7.25 inches, New York, November 21, 1800, to statesman and former member of the Continental Congress (Pennsylvania) Thomas Fitzsimons, while both were trustees for the creditors of Samuel Sterett and George Harrison, holders of land in the Morris Reserve which.....
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."
Norwalk: Easton, 1996. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 543 pages, tall 8vo, all edges gilt, full deep brick morocco embossed in gold and black. In the center of the cover is a 1 1/4" x 3" color photo of Ali boxing in the ring. Norwalk: Easton Press, 1996. Signed Collector's Edition; signed by Muhammad Ali and Thomas Hauser on the limitation page. Fine.
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: Harper, 1940. Frontispiece, black and white plates, 362 pages, thick 8vo, red cloth (spine a bit toned). New York and London: Harper, 1940. First Edition. A near fine copy. Signed in full and inscribed on the front free endpaper: "When I write inside every other copy of this book that I write inside, I say "For" so-and-so. In this one and only copy I can say To Letitia Cunningham Rogers February 7, 1940."
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."