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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: $100.00
 
[Broadside] "Friday Nites in Greenwich Village" Jazz Concert and Dance. Harold ANTON.
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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]. Djuna BARNES, ed Guido Bruno.
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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. Edwin BJÖRKMAN, ed.
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Lights in the Valley
New York: Harbinger House, 1942. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, dustjacket; 58pp. Bit of fading to board edges; previous owner's bookplate, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original printed dustwrapper, slightly toned on spine panel but else very well preserved. A nice copy of this late collection...
[Item #28212]
Price: $25.00
 
Lights in the Valley. Maxwell BODENHEIM.
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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. BURR GALLERIES.
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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. Edward C. CASWELL, illus.
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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. HUDSON GUILD CELLAR PLAYERS.
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The Happy Birthday of Death
New York: New Directions, 1960. First Edition. The Beat author's third collection of poetry, written during a Paris soujourn in 1957. First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 91, [3]pp ads, plus a fold-out poem "Bomb" between pages 32-33. Vertical crease along front joint, with some pinpoint wear...
[Item #27631]
Price: $45.00
 
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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]. CPUSA -- LOWER WEST SIDE SECTION.
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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. DICTIONARIES, Alvaro GUEVARA.
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Bohemian San Francisco
San Francisco: Porpoise Bookshop, 1955. First Edition. 16mo (13.75cm.); illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 32pp.; woodcut illus. throughout. A bit toned, else Fine.
[Item #27854]
Price: $12.00
 
Bohemian San Francisco. Henry EVANS.
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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. EXHIBITION CATALOG - GREENWICH VILLAGE.
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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. FIFTH AVENUE PLAYHOUSE.
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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]. Waldo FRANK.
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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). GREENWICH VILLAGE THEATRE, Jacinto BENAVENTE, trans John Garret Underhill, director Alfred Hickman.
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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. HARPER, BROTHERS.
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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. Ben HECHT.
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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. Granville HICKS.
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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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World's End
New York: Carrick and Evans, [1938]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original bright salmon cloth embossed in black and gilt; 318pp.; title page printed in black and pink. Spine a hint cocked and gilt lettering very slightly dulled; contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, pastedowns a bit toned, else...
[Item #27577]
Price: $45.00
 
World's End. Pamela Hansford JOHNSON.
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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. Stanely KIMMEL.
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Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.4, No.1 (December, 1922)
Berlin: Harold Loeb, 1922. First Edition. Late issue of the legendary avant-garde periodical, with contributions by Jean Toomer, Feodor Dostoevski, Louis Gruden, Malcolm Cowley, Matthew Josephson, Albert Ehrenstein, and Henry Bellamann, et al. Illustrations by Pablo Picasso, G. Leybold, Bouquet, and others. Large quarto (33cm); illustrated wrappers; 74pp; illus. Wrappers...
[Item #30064]
Price: $275.00
 
Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.4, No.1 (December, 1922). Harold LOEB, HALICKA, Alice, cover art.
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Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.2. No.4 (July, 1922)
Rome: Harold Loeb, 1922. First Edition. Attractive issue of the legendary avant-garde periodical, with contributions by e.e. cummings, Elinor Wylie, Jean Epstein, Paul Eluard, Luigi Pirandello, and others. Front wrapper designed by Fernand Leger, with illustrations throughout by Picasso, Modigliani, and William Gropper, et al. Large quarto (33cm); illustrated wrappers;...
[Item #30063]
Price: $375.00
 
Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.2. No.4 (July, 1922). Harold LOEB, Fernand LEGER, cover art.
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Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.3, No.1 (August, 1922)
Rome: Harold Loeb, 1922. First Edition. Particularly good issue of Harold Loeb's international journal of art & literature, featuring 10 original woodcuts (of which 2 are full-page) by Max Weber; plus two more full-page woodcuts by Andre Derain; editorial contributions by William Carlos Williams, James Daly, Yvor Winters, Luigi Pirandello...
[Item #30062]
Price: $350.00
 
Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts - Vol.3, No.1 (August, 1922). Harold LOEB, Louis MARCOUSSIS, cover art.


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