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Autograph Letter, Signed, from unidentified artist to fellow-artist Harold Anton
[Atlantic City, NJ]: 1958. Unidentified author, though judging by the context of the letter, a fellow-artist friend of Greenwich Village artist Harold Anton: "Keeping fairly busy here, but I think its [sic] about time I settled down and did some serious painting. I don't think that all my experience and...
[Item #27122]
Price: $125.00
 
Autograph Letter, Signed, from unidentified artist to fellow-artist Harold Anton
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[Broadside] "Friday Nites in Greenwich Village" Jazz Concert and Dance...
New York: 1949. First Edition. Flyer advertising the weekly show "A Tonal Paradise," presented by Harold Anton and "Raphael" at the Panel Ballroom every Friday night from 9 PM to 2 AM. The show features Gene Sedric on the clarinet, bebop songs by Anton, and "Ecstasy Provided By The Shmoo."...
[Item #27174]
Price: $125.00
 
[Broadside] "Friday Nites in Greenwich Village" Jazz Concert and Dance...
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The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings [Bruno Chap Books, Vol. II, no. 6, November, 1915]
New York: Bruno Chap Books, 1915. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original pale orange printed staplebound wrappers; [91]-111pp.; illus. Wrappers a bit toned along extremities, light rubbing at spine foot, else a Very Good or better, unopened copy. The author's first book. MESSERLI A1.
[Item #22417]
Price: $1,250.00
 
The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings [Bruno Chap Books, Vol. II, no. 6, November, 1915]
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The Modern Drama Series
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, [ca. 1914]. First Edition. Small octavo broadside (19x12.5cm.); Fine. Prospectus issued for the publisher's Modern Drama Series, of which twelve plays are listed here, including works by Ibsen, D.H. Lawrence, Leonid Andreyev, and Lord Dunsany.
[Item #27125]
Price: $12.00
 
The Modern Drama Series
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Sunday Morning Concert, August the Fourth, Nineteen Hundred & Eighteen: Forty First Annual Midsummer Jinks of the Bohemian Club
[New York]: Bohemian Club, 1918. First Edition. Concert bill includes Demonico Brescia's "Three Symphonic Sketches"; Edgar Stillman Kelley's "New England Symphony"; and Wallace A. Sabin's "The Twilight of the Kings." Each piece conducted by the composer. Unlocated in OCLC as of August, 2015. Octavo bifolium (20cm.); text and decorations printed...
[Item #27171]
Price: $35.00
 
Sunday Morning Concert, August the Fourth, Nineteen Hundred & Eighteen: Forty First Annual Midsummer Jinks of the Bohemian Club
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Clement Weisbecker: January 31st thru February 13th
New York: Burr Galleries, ca. 1950. First Edition. Single sheet folded twice; illus. A bit finger-soiled and toned, else Very Good. Flyer promoting the exhibition "Animals in Art: Paintings and Drawings by Clement Weisbecker." Izzy Young's copy, given him in 1965 by Harold Anton, "a close friend of Weissbecker [sic]...
[Item #27077]
Price: $35.00
 
Clement Weisbecker: January 31st thru February 13th
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41st Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit In and About Historic Washington Square
New York: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, 1952. First Edition. Small quarto broadside (23.5cm.) illustrated by Edward C. Caswell; light wear from handling with a few short closed tears, else Very Good or better. Flyer advertising the spring show in the Greenwich Village, "The Art Cradle of America," May 22...
[Item #27127]
Price: $125.00
 
41st Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit In and About Historic Washington Square
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Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review
New York: Cellar Players, n.d., ca. 1920. First Edition. Octavo illustrated broadside (22.5cm.) printed in dark blue on buff card stock. Some light wear from handling, tiny loss to top edge not affecting text, else Very Good. Flyer promoting the Cellar Players, a theater troupe founded by the Hudson Guild...
[Item #27162]
Price: $45.00
 
Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review
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The Village Forum March 1948 Calendar [drop title]
New York: "Auspices Lower West Side Section CPUSA" 1948. First Edition. 16mo broadside (14cm.); top edge browned, light wear from handling, else Very Good. Among the events listed are a "birthday party" for the magazine Masses and Mainstream; Israel Epstein's lecture "Inside Red China"; Muriel Draper's lecture "Where Is Woman's...
[Item #27152]
Price: $35.00
 
The Village Forum March 1948 Calendar [drop title]
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Dictionnaire Intuitif. Introduction de Charles-Albert Cingria
Aix-en-Provence: Suzie David Imprimeur, 1954. First Edition. Guevara, a Chilean-born painter, poet and playboy, was loosely affiliated with the Bloomsbury set and with Nancy Cunard's Hours Press. Aside from one poem (published by Cunard), this appears to be Guevara's only published literary work. Most of his painted oeuvre (which was...
[Item #16064]
Price: $120.00
 
Dictionnaire Intuitif. Introduction de Charles-Albert Cingria
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44th Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Sept. 10 thru Oct. 10, 1953, 2 P.M. to sundown
New York: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, 1953. First Edition. Quarto (27.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound card wrappers by Edward C. Caswell; 27pp.; illus. Some light wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. Catalog for the still-extant outdoor art show, which featured some 200 artists. Contents includes essays "The Old...
[Item #27124]
Price: $50.00
 
44th Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Sept. 10 thru Oct. 10, 1953, 2 P.M. to sundown
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Second International Film Festival, July 1st to September 11th, 1939
New York: Fifth Avenue Playhouse, 1939. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); single sheet folded into 8-panelled pamphlet; illus. A bit soiled and toned, else About Very Good. Film festival held on the eve of World War II, providing a page-long introduction on "World Democracy and the Second International Film Festival," which...
[Item #27154]
Price: $75.00
 
Second International Film Festival, July 1st to September 11th, 1939
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City Block [Limited Edition]
Darien, CT: Waldo Frank, 1922. First, Limited Edition. Frank's kaleidoscopic, loosely-structured fictional portrait of a New York neighborhood, constructed as a series of interrelated short-stories. A sadly overlooked New York novel by one of the more intriguing members of the Greenwich Village left-wing intelligentsia of the Teens and Twenties. HANNA...
[Item #25637]
Price: $50.00
 
City Block [Limited Edition]
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Playbill: Nance O'Neil in The Passion Flower (La Malquerida)
New York: [De Pamphilis Press, ca. 1920]. First Edition. 12mo bifolium (17.5cm.); illus., text printed within orange decorative borders of various typographical designs. Minor wear, else Near Fine. American production of a play by Spanish playwright Benavente, who would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922. Starring Nance...
[Item #27150]
Price: $45.00
 
Playbill: Nance O'Neil in The Passion Flower (La Malquerida)
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Eight Important Modern Poets
[New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931]. First Edition. 12mo bifolium (19cm.); text printed in blue. Fine. Publisher's advertisement for the works of eight contemporary poets, including Edna St. Vincent Millay and Edmund Blunden. Order blank printed on rear panel.
[Item #27076]
Price: $12.00
 
Eight Important Modern Poets
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Count Bruga
New York: Horace Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Satirical novel of Geenwich Village bohemian life; the title character is loosely based on Hecht's friend, the poet Max Bodenheim. Octavo. Canary-yellow pictorial cloth; red top-stain; 319pp. Tight, bright copy, cloth lightly dusted; Very Good. Lacking the jacket.
[Item #20033]
Price: $25.00
 
Count Bruga
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John Reed: The Making of a Revolutionary
New York: Macmillan Company, 1936. Later Printing. Octavo. Cloth boards; no jacket; 445pp; frontispiece; includes bibliography. Light edge wear; else clean copy in very good condition.
[Item #15983]
Price: $35.00
 
John Reed: The Making of a Revolutionary
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The Friend of Antaeus: A Comedy of Fantastic People [Review Copy]
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, [1928]. First American Edition. Octavo (19.75cm.); original buckram in pink and black pictorial dust jacket, original blue belly-band advertising this title as "The Dutton Book Of The Month For May"; v,[1],309pp. Upper jacket panel unevenly faded, additional fading to jacket and belly-band spines; some...
[Item #22185]
Price: $150.00
 
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Old and New Duck Butter Poems [Inscribed Copy]
Paris: Hand Shake Editions, N.d. [ca 1985]. Expanded, undated edition of this late collection of poems by Joans, with numerous cut-and-paste illustrations throughout. The African-American poet, painter and musician Ted Joans (1928-2003) came to prominence on the surrealist fringe of the Beat-Jazz scene of Greenwich Village in the 1950s; in...
[Item #25852]
Price: $250.00
 
Old and New Duck Butter Poems [Inscribed Copy]
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Golden Sardine (Pocket Poets Series Number Twenty One)
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1969. Second Printing. Square 12mo. Pictorial card wrappers; 81pp. Fine, apparently unread copy.
[Item #17843]
Price: $25.00
 
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Prospectus: Leaves on the Water: A Volume of Oriental Sketches and Tales
New York: Thomas Seltzer, n.d. [1922]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); bifolium printed on bright yellow stock. Tiny soil spots, else Near Fine. Text printed on pp. [1-3], providing review blurbs from the New York Evening Mail and four other newspapers. Prospectus for Kimmel's chapbook not in OCLC as of July, 2015.
[Item #27163]
Price: $35.00
 
Prospectus: Leaves on the Water: A Volume of Oriental Sketches and Tales
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Old New York: Our Neighborhood
New York: New York Savings Bank, [1932]. First Edition. Small octavo (19.5cm.); original grey pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 16pp.; illus., including photographs. Wrappers and title page separated but present. Good. Promotional booklet for the Bank, disguised as a short history of Greenwich Village. 4 copies in OCLC as of July...
[Item #27133]
Price: $12.00
 
Old New York: Our Neighborhood
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The Santa Fean: A National Monthly. Vol I, no. 2 (August, 1940)
Santa Fe: The Santa Fean, 1940. First Edition. Short-lived periodical geared to Santa Fe's bohemian arts community. Publication ceased in Spring, 1942. This issue with literary contributions by Ina Sizer Cassidy, Madeline Gwynne, John L. Sinclair, Alfred Morang, and others. Cover illustration from a woodblock by Willard F. Clark; one...
[Item #20221]
Price: $50.00
 
The Santa Fean: A National Monthly. Vol I, no. 2 (August, 1940)
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Recreation News, Vol. 1, no. 5, May, 1954
New York: Leisure Time Press, 1954. First Edition. Octavo bifoilum (21.5cm.); illus., text printed in red and black; includes photographic portrait by Nat Kaufman of Joe Gould (a.k.a. Professor Seagull), described here as a "Village philospher." Soil spots throughout, else Very Good. Periodical "Boosting New Yorkers and N.Y.C. Through Leisure...
[Item #27075]
Price: $75.00
 
Recreation News, Vol. 1, no. 5, May, 1954
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Donald Lamotte Hathway present "Black Diamond"
[New York]: Provincetown Playhouse, [1933]. First Edition. Octavo bifolium (21.5cm.); previous owner's typescript note at bottom of upper panel "(Opened Feb. 17 1933)." Fine. Greenwich Village theatrical production of "Black Diamond," a folk-drama set in the southern Illinois coal fields.
[Item #27080]
Price: $35.00
 
Donald Lamotte Hathway present "Black Diamond"


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