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Reclining Nude by CUMMINGS, E.E

Undated. 16" x 13". Oil on wood. Framed. A portrait of Cummings' wife, Marion Morehouse, reclining on a bed in a position reminiscent, presumably deliberately, of Goya's "The Naked Maja." Goya's painting was considered scandalous in its day, in a way that...

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$17,000.00


The Sweet Flypaper of Life by DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston

NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava....

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$1,250.00


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by KING, Stephen

(NY): Scribner. (1999). A novel in which a lost girl channels the strengths (at the time) of Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tom Gordon for comfort. Signed by King. With the bookplate of horror writer Stanley Wiater on the front pastedown; fine in a fine du...

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$1,000.00


Two Poems by CARVER, Raymond

(Salisbury): Scarab. (1982). Carver's first limited edition after his first brush with commercial success. Of a total edition of 100 numbered copies, this is one of 25 copies that were reserved for the author's use. Signed by Carver. Fine in saddle-stitch...

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$500.00


Original Sketch of "Woman and Fawn" by CUMMINGS, E.E

c. 1921. In the 1920s, E.E. Cummings was a regular contributor of both writing and artwork to The Dial magazine, which was the preeminent Modernist journal of its time, publishing such writers as Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Cocteau, William Carlos Williams, Mari...

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$4,000.00


Flash and Filigree; The Magic Christian; Red Dirt Marijuana; Candy by SOUTHERN, Terry

NY: Various. (1958-1967). The first four books by Southern -- creator of Dr. Strangelove and screenwriter of Easy Rider -- each inscribed by him to his friend, the bandleader, composer, and musician Artie Shaw. Flash and Filigree (NY: Coward McCann, 1958;...

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$12,500.00


Galley Sheets for VALIS by DICK, Philip K

1980. Long galley sheets for Dick's novel VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System), a 1981 paperback original. The VALIS galley sheets are dated 6-23-80: approximately 68 sheets of 25" in length, age-toned with minimal edge wear, in a custom folding...

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$8,000.00


Typed Letter Signed and Notes for a Scientific Theory of Theological Experiences by DICK, Philip K

1975. A letter dated January 27, 1975 and written to Paul [presumably Paul Williams, Dick's close friend and eventual biographer] transmitting chapter one of Confessions [of a Crap Artist] (not included here) and, included here, two pages of "theological ...

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$8,500.00


The Eighth Day [Inscribed Association Copy] by WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper. (1967). The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning (Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Bridge of San Luis Rey) author's National Book Award winning novel. Inscribed by the author: "For JEAN and WALTER with deep regard and affection ever/ Thornton...

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$1,500.00


Small Archive Related to Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by CHURCH, Francis P

(various): (various). (1956, 1968). In 1897, eight year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking, in part, "Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" The reply o...

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$2,000.00


The Golden Triangle - The Gold Heart [Original Signed Painting] by BURROUGHS, William S

1988. An original Burroughs painting, which became part of the Seven Deadly Sins exhibition at The Writer's Place, Kansas City, Missouri, in 1993. Acrylic and spray paint on poster board: a gold triangle and heart spray-painted against a background acryli...

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$7,500.00


The World According to Garp [Screenplay] by (IRVING, John). TESICH, Steve

(n.p.): Burbank Studios. 1980. Tesich's second draft screenplay (September, 1980) for the film based on Irving's novel. 149 pages, bradbound in studio wrappers; "Garp" written on spine; near fine. Together with a "Confidential" 8-page synopsis of Tesich's...

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$750.00


The Cider House Rules [Early Screenplay, Signed by Irving] by IRVING, John

(n.p.): Garp Enterprises/Radio-Telegraphic Company. 1991. A very early draft of the screenplay that won Irving an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, based on his sixth novel. Signed by Irving. This is the earliest copy of the script we have seen: ...

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$3,500.00


Lilacs In Vase by CUMMINGS, E.E

1948-05-15. Oil on canvas. 12" x 16". No Binding. ...

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$5,750.00


A Girl and Her Dog by CUMMINGS, E.E

ca. 1928. A large portrait by Cummings of his stepdaughter, Diana Barton, with one of her dogs at Joy Farm in New Hampshire, sometime between 1927 and 1930. Diana was born in 1921; Cummings met Anne Barton in 1925 and they spent several summers at Joy Far...

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$15,000.00


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