Praha: Svaz ceských klubu fotografu amateru a nakladatelstuim. "Politiky" 1941. First edition. Small 4to, 64pp + ads; boards. Photographs by the leading Czech photographers of the time, including Funke, Lauschmann, Sudek, Wikovsky, and others.
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New York: May-July 1933. First edition. 4to, photographic wrappers, stapled. Scarce first issue of this ambitious, short-lived magazine edited by William Kozlenko, Carl Noble, and Samuel Putnam. Europa strove to "establish itself as an American organ for the dissemination of knowledge concerning Europe" (from the editors' Foreword). The ambition was...
Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres/Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, 1941. First edition. wraps. 8vo, 163pp, 9 folding maps; original printed wrappers. Expository portion of a thorough manual prepared in advance of the German invasion of Leningrad in the fall of 1941. The manual includes detailed inventories of the city's infrastructure, military...
New York: EC / Educational Comics, (1952-1959). Wraps. Uniform 8vos, 7-1/4 X 10-1/4 in. (numbers 1-23); uniform 4tos, 10-3/4 X 8 in. (numbers 24-51); original printed wrappers. A consecutive run of the first 51 numbers of the iconic periodical of irreverent satire that has entertained several generations of postwar youth...
New York: W.W. Norton, (1993). First edition. Cloth. 8vo, 96pp; light red cloth. Major presentation copy, inscribed on the title page: "To Gwen Brooks, a great lady, a great poet, and a great spirit. Love, affection, and admiration, Ai, Jan. 3, 1993" and with a small doodle of a figure...
San Francisco: San Francsico Symphony Orchestra, 1947. -. 4to; single leaf, folded to make four pages, printed on all sides in black and red. Boldly signed "Marian Anderson" on the front cover. The program featured Anderson singing arias from Verdi's "Don Carlos" and Tchaikowsky's "Jeanne d'Arc" as well as "Negro...
New York: Something Else Press, 1967. First printing. Wraps. 8vo, 13pp; pamphlet in printed wrappers, stapled. Published in the Great Bear Pamphlet series; inscribed briefly and signed by Antin on the inside front wrapper.
Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press, (1962). First edition. 8vo, 94pp; wrappers. One of the poet's scarcer titles, this copy inscribed and signed by Ashbery to a fellow poet on the title page.
New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1953. First edition. Wraps. 8vo, unpg. pamphlet, saddle-stitched in decorative patterned wrappers with printed label on front. One of 300 copies of Ashbery's first book, printed under the direction Nell Blaine in the important series of poet/artist collaborative books produced by...
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition. 8vo, 81pp; cloth. One of 4000 copies in the first printing (Bloomfield & Mendelson A32a).This is an affectionate presentation copy, inscribed by Auden to the writer and translator William Weaver: "Bill Weaver with love from Wystan, June 1951" and with small corrections by...
New York: Random House, (1937). First American edition. 8vo, 123pp; cloth. One of 1500 copies printed. The text was considerably revised subesequent to the English publication the previous year. Bloomfield & Mendelson A12b.
(Weston, Connecticut): Living Hand, (1974). First edition. 8vo, wrappers. unpag. Auster's first collection of original poems (preceded by the mimeo collection of his translations from French poets), this copy has been inscribed and signed by Auster to fellow poet Christopher Middleton. With the usual correction in pencil to one poem.
Königsberg: Bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, 1828 . First edition. 2 vols. bound in one; small 4to; xii (i) 271 + (iv) 315 (1)pp; folding table bound between I/224-225; three hand-colored folding plate at rear of Vol. I; four folding plates (one hand-colored) at rear of Vol. II. Contemporary boards with.....
[Tokyo/New York: Gallery Min/Aperture, 1989]. First edition. Oblong 4to, unpag.; boards. With text by Gus Blaisdell. Briefly inscribed and signed by Baltz on the dedication page.
Millerton/Berlin: Aperture/Zwölftes Haus, (1986). First edition. 4to, unpag.; cloth. One of only 1200 copies in the first edition; this one has been signed by Baltz on the title page.
Albuquerque/New York: Artspace Press/Castelli Graphics/Aperture, (1980). Oblong 4to, 246pp; cloth. One of Baltz's haunting, poetic photographic documentations of urban development and the American landscape, accompanied by an essay by Blaisdell. The first edition consisted of only 3000 copies; this copy has been signed by Baltz on the title page.
Verona: (Officina Bodoni), 1974. First edition thus. Vellum-backed boards. Small 4to, 55pp; original vellum-backed boards, t.e.g. One of 150 numbered copies on handmade paper.
Firenze: Sansoni, (1953). First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers. The true first edition, published as an offprint from the magazine "Paragone." This is a presentation copy, with a warm inscription signed "Giorgio B." to William Weaver, the noted American writer and translator, dated 1954.
New York: Interim Books, 1963. First edition. Wraps. 8vo, pp pamphlet; printed pictorial wrappers, stapled.
Paris: The Olympia Press, (1955). First edition. Small 8vo, 241pp. Wrappers. The first volume of Beckett's trilogy.
New York: Grove Press, (1963). First edition. Cloth. 8vo, 61pp; green cloth. The portrait photograph of Beckett on the rear jacket flap is by Brassai.
(Santa Fe): Desert Review Press, (1969). First edition. 8vo, 22pp; pamphlet in printed wrappers. One of 500 copies (there were another 26 lettered and specially bound), this one warmly inscribed to another poet in 1970.
(Bowling Green, Ohio): Black Book, Winter 1976. First edition. 8vo, 40pp; wrappers. Collection of poems by Bergé comprising the entire issue of this poetry magazine. Inscribed by Bergé on the title page for a fellow poet.
(Denver: Denver Art Museum / Tallgrass Press, 1993). First edition. 4to, unpag.; black cloth. Signed by Bernhard on the title page.
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, (1965). First edition. 8vo, blue cloth. One of 4000 copies printed. McMahon A6.