[New York: March 23, 1949]. Van Vechten, Carl. A dramatic portrait of Billie Holiday in full-throated song. Read More about Portrait photograph of Billie Holiday
[New York: March 24, 1938]. Van Vechten, Carl. Reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAITS (1978). Read More about Portrait photograph of Margaret Bourke-White
Lawrence, MA: 1935 (Printed c. 1998). Number 15 of 250 prints. Bourke-White's striking image of man and machine, reminiscent of her earlier work in the Soviet Union, was published in a FORTUNE story on the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile industry. Read More about American Wollen Co
V. P: 4 September 1869; 12 April 1828, April 1846. Writing to Mary Carpenter, daughter of Lant Carpenter, the unitarian divine who was also Bowring's tutor, that while it had been more than 30 years since he had been in Venice and that most of his ancient friends were dead... Read More about Three autograph letters signed “John Bowring”
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. First Edition. "The author Joyce Boyd-Moss and her husband George farmed in Tanganyika, and she recounts adventures, hartebeest and zebra [sic]. Elephants were also collected, as were additional leopards and lions that preyed on the couple's dairy herd. There is also a good... Read More about My Farm in Lion Country
London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, nd. Stereotyped edition. Read More about Charlotte's Inheritance. A Novel
Chicago: Homewood Publishing Co, nd [c. 1900]. Issued in Serially only in UK. We cannot find this edition. There are editions by De Witt (c. 1869) and later by Donahue & Conkey, but not this one. Read More about The Octoroon
Northridge, California: 15 October 1958. Responding to Hartley's letter enquiring about her literary career and the importance of her education on her writing. She writes that she recommends them both for writers, finding them very important even though “some writers have done excellent work in spite of having had little... Read More about Typed letter signed “Gwen Bristow”
Bombay [India]: March 1918. 'The Same Pleasure and Advantages as the British'. A British Raj era letter, written by the Marchioness of Willingdon, while in India with her husband, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, who was serving as Governor of Bombay. Lady Willingdon organized the Bombay Presidency War and... Read More about Typed letter signed Lady Marie Willingdon ("Marie Willingdon") to the Rajsaheb...
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. Lotta CrabtreeJim wants to know if this play, Female Detective was a big deal at the time. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Last Night but One of the Charming LOTTA who will appear in 6...
London: The Folio Society, . Seventh edition. Read More about The Complete Novels. Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Professor, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant...
London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Co, 1922. Handsome set of the novels of the Brontë sisters. Read More about Works] The Novels of Charlotte, Emily, & Anne Brontë. Jane Eyre; Villette; Wuthering...
Chicago: Brooks Press, 1983. First Edition. With an ALS to Bill Targ laid-in about the book and happy memories. With an ANS holiday card and another book Young Poet's Primer. Second Printing 1981. Read More about Very Young Poets
[Memphis, Tennessee: privately printed, 1947]. First edition. Warmly inscribed to the author's cousins on the title-page: "Safari Greetings / to / Marie and Lucien Beckner / My charming Kentucky cousins. / With sincere admiration. / Virginia Field Walton Brooks / Epping Forest Manor / Memphis, Tenn. / Aug. 15, 1950" Read More about Screed of Safari Scribe
nd (c. 1870?). Reading in part:"Today's my birth-day-I'm fourteen,How quick the years pass by!" Read More about Manuscipt of Poem, "To my Mother." Four quatrains
Firenze: Felice le Monnier, 1845. Inscribed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Edith Story. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Edith Marion Story, from her affectionate friend, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Rome - Dec 26 - 59.”Edith Story (1844-1907) was the daughter and youngest child of the expatriate American sculptor, lawyer and... Read More about Margherita Pusterla, racconto di
Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1815. First American edition (First London edition was 1814). The rare American edition of the second of Mary Brunton's (1778-1818) three novels."A great novel written in the first person which tells of a spoiled young woman's journey to maturity and love. Great details of the London... Read More about Discipline. a Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control.'
Inscription reads "To Alfred Eisenstaedt-with appreciation, Pearl S. Buck. October 18, 1956." Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, October 18, 1956
New York: A John Day Book. Reynal & Hickcock, . One volume collected edition. INSCRIBED by the author to her secretary, "For Helen H. Shaddinger, with sincere regards Pearl S Buck." Read More about The House of Earth: The Good Earth, Sons, A House Divided
London: Edward Arnold, 1907. First edition. INSCRIBED. Inscribed by the author to R. Schwerdt , famed sporting book collector C.F.G.R. Schwerdt. "Bulpett was a member of W. N. McMillan's expedition through the Sudan and into Abyssinia. The party headed toward the Sobat River, collecting giraffe, tiang and a variety of..... Read More about A Picnic Party in Wildest Africa. Being a sketch of a winter's trip to some of the unknown waters...
New York: Robert M. De Witt, Publisher, 13 Frankfort Street, nd . Read More about The Only Complete Report of the Burch Divorce Case
Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie Incorporated, (1941). First edition. The Author is the great-granddaughter of Emily Donelson who herself was the niece of President Andrew Jackson and who served as Hostess at the White House for him.Inscribed to Howard C. Smith "The author joins with Mary Phelps in Christmas Greetings-Pauline... Read More about Emily Donelson of Tennessee
Troy, N.Y: Printed by Wright, Goodenow, and Stockwell, 1808. First American edition. Previously published in England in 1806, then again with revisions in 1807; this first American edition is based on the revised edition of 1807. Read More about Observations on Abortion: Containing an Account of the Manner in which it takes place, the Causes...
Southern Pines, North Carolina: 21 November 1958. Responding to Hartley's letter asking about some biographical details and also about the importance of her education to her writing. She writes “First, I never had ahigh-school education just an old fashioned private school. College experience is not necessary for the writer of... Read More about Autograph letter signed “Katharine N. Burt”
New-York: Samuel Campbell, 1794. First American Edition. "Female Mind. . .sufficient for the acquisition of knowledge" Burton lectures on the expected topics: obedience, duties of a wife, daughter, etc., but he also strongly recommends reading for ladies as necessary to keep them from being insipid and to prepare them as... Read More about Lectures on Female Education and Manners
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. First American edition. First of acclaimed British actress Fanny Kemble's journals of her four-year residence in America, this work the record of her tour in 1832. The year before publication, she married Pierce Butler of South Carolina, in what proved to be a disastrous marriage. Read More about Journal. In Two Volumes