Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1975. Illustrated in black and white. 181 pages, 8vo, gray pictorial cloth (damp-staining). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1975). First edition. Good condition; a tight, readable copy with most of the interior unaffected. Inscribed on the half-title page: "April 30, 1975 For Charles Lamar, this my latest, with gratitude for transporting my great-grandfather to New York, Sincerely Louis Auchincloss." Damp-stained on the right edge of the page.
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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1975. Illustrated in black and white. 181 pages, 8vo, gray pictorial cloth, dust wrapper (worn; tape stain on front cover). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1975). First edition. A fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Leonard Cummin, Sincerely Louis Auchincloss."
San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1980. Several black-and-white illustrations. 229 pages, 8vo, red cloth, dust wrapper (edge-worn with several tiny tears). San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., (1980). First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed to journalist Earl Wilson on the front free endpaper: "For Earl Wilson, the "all-pro" from the great state of Ohio - In gratitude for bringing so much fun into so many people's lives, Don Freeman."
New York: Applause, 1998. 456pp. 8vo, maroon cloth, d.w. New York: Applause, (1998). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed on the half-title by Mel Gussow for the philanthropist Martin Segal: "August 1998. For Marty, With all best wishes and appreciation. Mel Gussow."
Boston: Little Brown, 1975. 320 pages, 8vo, beige and green cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1975). First Edition. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed on the front flyleaf: "For Bob Friedman who needs no introduction in order, folly, friendship, & love. Stanley, Provincetown July '75. P.S. You too, Abbie!"
San Diego: Harvest, 1981. Illustrated (b/w). 245 pages. 8vo, paper wrappers; front cover slightly curled, some light wear to top and bottom of spine, some penciled underlining and notes. San Diego: Harvest/HBJ, (1981). a very good(-) copy. Inscribed by the author on half-title: "To John Hall, with thanks and much interest i his projected book. Mary McCarthy". With Hall's small bookplate pasted inside front cover.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988. 366pp. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed on endpaper by Ned Rorem for the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal: "To Edith and Martin Segal, With pleasure - New Rorem. 1991."
1867. 1 page, 4 x 4 inches, no place, April 9, 1867, signed "St. Beuve" to an unidentified correspondent, "Monsieur," telling the recipient that if M. Bornemann wants to come on Saturday morning to visit, he will receive him informally. Though written late in life, this letter is easily read and in very good condition. French literary critic.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2001. 265pp. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, (2001). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed on endpaper by John Simon to the philanthropists Edith and Martin Segal: "For Edith & Martin Segal, From a small author to a great philanthropist and his charming wide. Cordially, John Simon."
Los Angeles: 1965. 2 pages (front and back) on personal letterhead, 10 x 8 inches, Los Angeles, February 3, 1965. Written to powerful Philadelphia Inquirer critic Harry Harris, thanking him for a positive review, in small part: "...I read your review of a T.V. effort I was involved in called the 'American Sportsman' and found it interesting. The premise of the show was to take two guys to Africa who had never been on Safari. Anyway, this is not an...
Cape Cod: 1969. 1 page on personal stationery, 7.75 x 5.75 inches, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, December 18, 1969. Signed "Edmund" by the American critic and author to "The New Yorker" drama critic Edith Oliver, in part: "...I...applied to British Publications & got a reply that they know nothing about any such publication as the Listener but did not send back my check...I'd be grateful if you would look up the London address on one of the issues which usually...
Talcottville, NY: 1970. 1 page on personal stationery, 10.25 x 7.25 inches, Talcottville, New York, June 22, 1970. Signed "Edmund" by the American critic and author to "The New Yorker" drama critic Edith Oliver, in part: "I have been reading the 19th century Russian dramatist Sukhovo-Kobylia, & I think I'm going to write something about him - though not necessarily for the New Yorker. His plays & his life are very curious..." Usual folds; fine condition.
New York: 1940. 1 page, 10 x 7.5 inches, New York, October 22, 1940. Written to acclaimed poet Benjamin Belitt, expressing his disappointment with a group of poems that have arrived for publication, in full: "I have been interested to read these poems, but they seem to me rather hard and impenetrable, as a lot of honestly written contemporary poetry does. Maybe I am now an old fogey. I like the last section of the parachute poem, but it couldn't...
1849. 3 pages, 7.25 x 4.5 inches, October 30, 1849. In this letter, Wilson requests that the recipient advise a group attending his forthcoming lecture "not to give any detailed report of what I say...I hope they will grant this request and will not think that I am in any way interfering with their intentions or duties..." Together with an 11.5 x 8.25-inch mezzotint portrait of Wilson as professor of moral philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, and a smaller...