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41st Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit In and About Historic Washington Square

41st Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit In and About Historic Washington Square

by CASWELL, Edward C., illus

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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 thru June 15, 1952. Illustration shows a beret- and pipe-clad artist painting the Washington Square Arch. Flyer not in OCLC as of July, 2015.
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Bericht Uit Psychopolis 3 [1970]

Bericht Uit Psychopolis 3 [1970]

by [VRIJE ACADEMIE]

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The Hague: Vrije Academie / Psychopolis, [1970]. First Edition. Tabloid (ca 60cm x 40cm); on newsprint, unpaged [46pp], chiefly illus. Vertical and horizontal folds (as issued?); some puckering to paper at intersection of folds; mild toning to fold-lines and extremities, but still a complete, well-preserved copy, easily Very Good. Annual "catalogue" for this experimental art academy in The Hague, founded in 1933 as a studio where "vrije" took on a double meaning: "...poor talented students could study without payment...[and] admissions requirements were not set...anyone could register...there was no set program in which the student should take an exam...education was dominated by personal development and individual expression." In 1968, under the Directorship of George Lampe, the institution changed its name to "Psychopolis" and became something of a countercultural mecca, a "bustling breeding ground for bohemians and avant-gardists who walked in and out of the classes, but where exciting works of… Read More
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Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review

Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review

by CELLAR PLAYERS, HUDSON GUILD

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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, a community-based social services center in Chelsea. This Review with lyrics by Edward Wever and music by Alfred Nathan Jr. Unlocated in OCLC as of July, 2015.
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Concerning the Young [Signed, Limited First Edition]
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Concerning the Young [Signed, Limited First Edition]

by MAAS, Willard

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. First printing of 1000 signed copies. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 70pp. Gentle toning to text; a bit of paste offsetting to endpapers , still a tight, Near Fine copy in the original dustwrapper, unclipped, a shade sunned on spine panel, Near Fine. Second published collection by the poet, experimental filmmaker, and tangential Warhol Factory figure, Willard Maas (1906-1971). Maas and his partner/collaborator Marie Menken produced, among many other projects, two biographical short films about Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations, 1966; and Andy Warhol, 1965). Maas and Menken have been described as "...a legendary couple in the New York art world, not only for their influential underground films, but also for their lavish parties and salons, which brought together artists, writers, filmmakers and intellectuals. According to Warhol, "Willard and Marie were the last of the great bohemians. They wrote and filmed and drank (their friends… Read More
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Dictionnaire Intuitif. Introduction de Charles-Albert Cingria

Dictionnaire Intuitif. Introduction de Charles-Albert Cingria

by [DICTIONARIES] GUEVARA, Alvaro

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Aix-en-Provence: Suzie David Imprimeur, 1954. First Edition. Octavo (19cm x 24cm). Plain cream card wrappers with printed dustwrapper; xxvi, 35pp. One of 400 "regular" copies (the total edition was 490). Presentation inscription on a laid-in card, to an unknown recipient, from Alladine Bridget Lacroix, the author's daughter: "Maybe this unfinished dictionary by my father ) he died before reaching the i's) will amuse you, as the preface is by Cingria whom you met," undated but clearly later. Small vertical tear to jacket at front flap-fold, else about Fine. 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 exhbited to some acclaim in the Twenties and Thirties) was destroyed in the London blitz during WWII.
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Eight Important Modern Poets

Eight Important Modern Poets

by HARPER & BROTHERS

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[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.
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Enjoyment of Living [Inscribed with TLS]

Enjoyment of Living [Inscribed with TLS]

by [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] EASTMAN, Max

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Edition. Octavo (24cm.); cloth boards; dustjacket; 603pp; illus. Clean, Very Good copy of the first edition, in lightly worn, unclipped dustjacket, Very Good or better. Inscribed by Eastman to his college roommate Ralph Erskine: "For Ralph, my poet-brother, from Max," dated in year of publication. Also laid in is a TLS on Eastman's letterhead to Ralph [Erskine] in Tryon, North Carolina, thanking him for a visit and recalling a conversation: "...it is good news that I persuaded you to be more chary of using the words that divide society into gangs...I felt the warm glow I used to when I was a kid going around reforming everybody...
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The Friend of Antaeus: A Comedy of Fantastic People [Review Copy]

The Friend of Antaeus: A Comedy of Fantastic People [Review Copy]

by HOPKINS, Gerard

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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 minor shelf-wear, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Review slip accomplished in rubberstamp laid in. Novel set in "Bohemian" London.
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Hamlet. Volume II

by MILLER, Henry and MIchael Fraenkel

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New York: Carrefour Editions, 1941. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Printed thick-paper wrappers; 465pp. Mild soil; spine panel slightly toned (but perfectly legible); a tight, straight, Very Good copy. The second collection of Miller's and Fraenkel's volumnious literary correspondence; the first volume was published in 1939. Carrefour Editions, a joint effort by Fraenkel and Walter Lowenfels, was founded in Paris in 1930 primarily in order to publish their own work and that of their friends among the bohemian American expatriates of Paris. This is one of the last books of the press (though the imprint was revived by Fraenkel's daughter Daphne in 1960). Fraenkel was the model for the character of "Boris," an expatriate poet, in Miller's Tropic of Cancer.
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May Days: An Anthology of Masses - Liberator Verse, 1912-1924 [Association Copy, Signed and...
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May Days: An Anthology of Masses - Liberator Verse, 1912-1924 [Association Copy, Signed and Inscribed by 9 Contributors]

by TAGGARD, Genevieve (editor); LANKES, J.J. (illustrations)

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm); 3/4 brown paper over black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; black topstain; dustjacket; [xiv],306pp; text illustrations after woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Wear to lower board edges and upper right corner of front board, resulting in some occasional exposure; brief penciled notations at upper front pastedown; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), spine-sunned, with light dustiness and toning to panels and extremities, with a few tiny nicks and a small rectangular chip to lower front joint; Very Good+. Major anthology of left-wing verse, chosen from the pages of The Masses and its successor publication The Liberator. Contributors include a long roster of major left-wing authors of the period: John Reed, Max Eastman, Louis Ginsberg, James Rorty, Max Bodenheim, Arturo Giovannitti, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, and many others. The present copy belonged to author, artist, and bookplate… Read More
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The Modern Drama Series

The Modern Drama Series

by BJÖRKMAN, Edwin, ed

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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.
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My Love Life

My Love Life: A Love Autobiography

by HARRIS, Frank

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Nice: Address The Author, 9 Rue de La Buffa, 1931. First Thus. 8vo. Publisher's original green, brown and gold marbled cloth titled in gilt to spine, clean, strong and bright. 336pp. Internally clean. A very nicely produced edition of Harris's "My Life and Loves" [1922-27], with typically obscure provenance for this much pirated book, produced in the year of Harris's death and attributed to the city where he died. A very good, handsome copy.
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Newspaper clipping mounted to onionskin sheet

by [WWI]

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[Los Angeles: Illustrated Magazine, 1917]. Quarto (26.5cm.); illustrated newspaper clipping mounted to onionskin sheet, contemporary inscription to sheet providing provenance of the clipping, the June 30, 1917 issue of the Illustrated Magazine. Clipping depicts Columbia students Owen Catell, son of Professor J. McKay Catell, and Charles F. Phillips, both arrested for "anti-draft conspiracy.
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Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works

Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works

by VAN VECHTEN, Carl

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. Octavo. Linen-backed, batik-decorated boards; paper spine label; black top-stain; dustwrapper; 247pp. Nice, tight copy, just lightly faded at board extremities, in the scarce original dustwrapper, unclipped but mildly eroded at spine ends and with gentle soil at flap-folds; still easily Very Good. Van Vechten's most enduring work, a satirical portrait of bohemian Americans abroad, some real, some fictional, including the title character Peter Whiffle, "the variable and restless author who never wrote a book." COAN p.119. HANNA 3618.
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[Playbill] Sun Up. Commencing Thursday May 24th, 1923, every week day evening at 8:45, matinee...

[Playbill] Sun Up. Commencing Thursday May 24th, 1923, every week day evening at 8:45, matinee Saturday 2:30, The Provincetown Theatre

by THE PLAYERS COMPANY

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New York: Provincetown Theatre, [1923]. First Edition. Octavo bifolium (21.25cm.); printed on tan stock. A bit worn from handling, horizontal fold-line, a few chips and faint creases to extremities, else Very Good. Playbill for Lula Vollmer's 3-act folk drama Sun Up, set during the Great War in the mountains of North Carolina. This production staged by Henry Stillman and Benjamin Kauser with Lucille La Verne starring as the widow Cagle, a role she would retain in the 1925 film of the same title, directed by Edmund Goulding. Not in OCLC as of August, 2015.
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Playbill: Nance O'Neil in The Passion Flower (La Malquerida)

Playbill: Nance O'Neil in The Passion Flower (La Malquerida)

by [GREENWICH VILLAGE THEATRE] BENAVENTE, Jacinto; John Garret Underhill, trans.; Alfred Hickman, director

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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 O'Neil (the "American Bernhardt") in the lead role of Raimunda. Advertisement for the Greenwich Village Inn, billed as a "Rustic Room and Dancing Saloon," printed on rear panel. Unlocated in OCLC as of July, 2015.
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Prospectus: Leaves on the Water: A Volume of Oriental Sketches and Tales

Prospectus: Leaves on the Water: A Volume of Oriental Sketches and Tales

by KIMMEL, Stanely

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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.
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Screed

Screed

by Saunders, Jack

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Ellensburg Beach: Vagabond, 1981. First Edition. Brown cloth (hardcover); 244pp. Fine copy, signed by author on half-title; in unworn dustjacket with small (ca. 1") stain to bottom front panel. Scarce in cloth.
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Second International Film Festival, July 1st to September 11th, 1939

Second International Film Festival, July 1st to September 11th, 1939

by FIFTH AVENUE PLAYHOUSE

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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 begins: "Protect Democracy!" Among the films featured are Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion," Sacha Guitry's "Pearls of the Crown" (described as the "Best thing to come out of France since the Statue of Liberty," according to Walter Winchell); "The Spanish Earth," with commentary and narration by Ernest Hemingway; Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" and "The Lady Vanishes"; Michael Powell's "The Edge of the World"; and Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times." Also includes films from and documentaries on Czechoslovakia, Palestine, Egypt, Mexico, and China. The only films representing Germany and Italy are billed as pre-Hitler and pre-Mussolini. Unlocated in OCLC as of July, 2015.
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Store Days: Documents from The Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theater (1962)

Store Days: Documents from The Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theater (1962)

by OLDENBURG, Claes and Emmett Williams; Robert R. McElroy, photographs

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New York: Something Else Press, 1967. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket, green topstain; 148pp.; photographic illus. throughout; glassine envelope containing The Store's blue business card mounted to front free endpaper. Fine. Pictorial document of Oldenburg's Store and Ray Gun Theater, a public art installation which also featured performances.
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