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"
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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: 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."
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.
Los Angeles: Merle Armitage, 1937. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Edited and with a Foreword by Mere Armitage. Articles by John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J.R. Isaacs, Roy Hargrave, Hames Johnson Sweeney, Goerge Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, and Martha Graham. Biography by Winthrop Sargeant. Paintings by Edward Biberman and Carlos Dyer. A Portrait of Louis Horst. Affirmations by Martha Graham. 132 pages, 8vo, small 8vo, printed gray cloth (uneven toning; hinges skillfully repaired; previous.....
New York: Little Brown, 1950. Illustrated in black and white. 2 volumes, thick 8vos, two-tone black and white cloth. New York: Little Brown, 1950. Very good(+) in a worn slipcase. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For both dears -- Francis + Shirley (Steegmuller) -- much love, Jacques." Also included with the books are various pieces of related ephemera, including a facsimile copy of a letter from Hector Berlioz, a note from Jacques Barzun on.....
New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1951. 323 pages (pages and endpapers a bit toned at edges, very faint dampstain at lower corner of interior margins), 8vo, black cloth-backed patterned boards (corners bumped), dust wrapper (dust wrapper chipped and soiled). New York: Dramatists Play Service, (1951). A very good copy in a good dust wrapper. Signed in full and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Eric Bentley whose thoughts and writings on plays are invariably stimulating. With.....
New York: Random House, 1969. Black-and-white illustrations by the author. 392 pages, 8vo, silver-stamped black cloth, dust wrapper (price-clipped). New York: Random House, (1969). First printing. Very good condition. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper in brown ink: "For James Murray - Quite clearly, and incontrovertibly, California's finest British import, He Shall Be Missed! Barnaby May 31, 1973." Facing the inscription on the front pasted down endpaper is a detailed self-portrait of the author as a matador, titled.....
London: Pavilion, 1999. 255 pages, tall 8vo, blue boards with a silver-stamped spine, dust wrapper. London: Pavilion, (1999). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "For Simone, Good-est (!) of friends, Greatest (most perceptive) of readers! Love x Alistair/Oct 14/99."
New York: Knopf, 1977. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 205 pages, 8vo, beige and blue cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "for Paul & Simone - (Old Darby & Young Joan) with much love: Alistair / Sept 19/77."
New York: Random House, 1941. Frontispiece and other black-and-white photographs. 366 pages, thick 8vo, red cloth, dust wrapper (price-clipped and edge-worn). New York: Random House, (1941). Second edition. A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed in full on the flyleaf: "To Edward with affectionate greetings Katharine Cornell December 10 1943."
New York: Norton, 1981. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 224 pages, 8vo, butterscotch boards with a blue cloth spine, dust wrapper (small closed tear on the back). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1981). A fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harry Belafonte - For his ready response to cries for help. With admiration, Norman Cousins 4-4-83."