Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1982. Facsimile title page from first complete edition of Bacon's essays. 391 pages, 8vo, gilt-stamped grey leather, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers (a couple subtle bumps to edges and corners of covers). Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1982. A near fine copy.
1880. 1 page, 5.25 x 3.5 inches, with the original hand-addressed envelope, Saturday evening, no date, circa 1880. Gracious handwritten dinner invitation, in full: "My dear Mr. Fish, If you have nothing better to do on Tuesday, will you give us the pleasure of your company at dinner, at six o'clock? Very truly yours, Geo. Bancroft." Tiny ink stain on the upper right corner; very faint staining, but still very good condition.
New York: 1973. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, November 22, 1973. Exceptional typed letter with one handwritten line in which Barrett shares his NYU private phone number. Written to fellow philosopher Henry David Aiken, reflecting on their long friendship and the fact that both are getting older, in part: "...This is a love-letter to you, in lieu of seeing you. It doesn't do for seeing you, talking with you, but for the time being it must...