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Sherlock Holmes and sherlockiana: 76 items [from the distinguished collections of Edgar W. Smith and Carl Anderson, together with property from the Estate of Adrian Conan Doyle]

By Holmes, Sherlock, fictitious character. Bibliography.) Smith, Edgar Wadsworth, 1894-1960

New York: Lew David Feldman / House of El Dieff, Inc,, 1971     ¶ Only edition of this important catalogue; featuring the first leaf of Doyle's autograph notes for A study in scarlet; the autograph manuscripts of four Holmes stories, two Sherlockian plays, and other works; and eight original drawings by Sidney Paget; all at dream prices. Seventy-six items, annotated, priced.   ||| Cover title.  Collation: 216 x 108 mm: Eight leaves, paginated 1-16.  Illustration: One facsimile (F. D. Roosevelt letter 1942, printed on the lower wrapper recto).  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Very good, discreet date-stamp on the lower wrapper recto.  Reference: OCLC 26522182 (misdated "196-"). Not in De Waal (1974). .


Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938

Oyster Bay (New York): Feral Books, 2001   ¶ ONLY EDITION of a charming anthology gathered together as a medium for "The remarkable collage images of John Digby[, which] are rich in associations that demonstrate man's ancient links with the sea. Using archival and library sources, he has found and utilized colorful antique illustrations from nineteenth century and earlier publications that show humans of diverse cultures in their many ocean-going pursuits. As a basis, he uses outlines of fish that contain within them and sprouting from them miniature ships, sloops, smaller craft, and shipwrecks." (Dudley, page [278].) The text consists of 101 poems and prose extracts arrayed in seventeen "keepsakes" or fascicles (parts) each illustrated by two or more "collages" or vignettes by Digby, together with three additional fascicles, viz: [18] Water voyages: A note on the keepsakes [by] Joan Digby, [19] The maritime collages of John Digby [by] William Dudley, and [20] Index. The Rimbaud fascicle is no. 17, "Improvisations on Arthur Rimbaud's Drunken boat" by John Digby (1995, 2002), with six illustrations or vignettes. The other authors include Homer, Aesop, Virgil, Dante, Campion, Shakespeare, Herrick, Fane, Milton, Marvell, Cowper, Crabbe, Wordsworth, Peacock, Shelley, Keats, Heine, Beddoes, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Rossetti, Mallarmé, Corbière, Lazarus, Masefield, and Spender.   ¶ A fugitive publication, already VERY SCARCE.   ||| Collation: 20 parts (216 x 140 mm): Together 146 leaves, paginated [1-292] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Seventy-five text-illustrations or vignettes after John Digby.  Binding: Self-wrappers.  Condition: As new.  References: (Not in OCLC.)   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .


Michael de Lisio: Sculpture, literary figures. The Gallery of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, [30 December 1970 - 3 February 1971]

By Joyce, James, 1882-1941.) De Lisio, Michael, 1911-

Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1970 *** ONLY EDITION; representing De Lisio's first exhibition in the United States and reproducing his remarkable portraits in terra-cotta or bronze of Proust, Marianne Moore, Poe (2), Stevenson, Janet Flanner, Gertrude Stein (2), Nabokov, Auden, Beardsley (2), Pound, Wilde, Henry James, Verlaine and Rimbaud, Baudelaire, and Joyce (2). Foreword by Anthony M. Clark. Rare. -- The present copy is INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST "To Tommy, with affection. Mike", on the titlepage. -- In 16 (196 x 114 mm): Pp [1-32]. Pictorial wrappers. -- References: OCLC 14044892, 24681527, 48439199. Not in Getty, Frick, or MMA. -- Wrappers somewhat soiled. .


William Blake's relief inventions

By Blake, William, 1757-1827.) Essick, Robert N

Los Angeles: The press of the pegacycle lady (Patrick Reagh), for William & Victoria Dailey, 1978 ¶ ONLY EDITION of the first book printed by Patrick Reagh, one of 365 numbered copies. This copy is numbered "233" and INSCRIBED ". . . in friendship, Bob Essick February 1992". ||| Collation: In 4s (304 x 227 mm untrimmed): 24 leaves, paginated [i-ii blank] [1-8] 9-32 [33-41] [42-46 blank]. Eight full-page facsimiles. Binding: Publisher's quarter art vellum, slate-blue boards. Condition: Near fine, the covers slightly sunned as usual.. First Edition.