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Provenance: Inscribed by the author, with A.N.S. to collector Robert White. This was one of my first discoveries from a press whose books delighted me, and about which I could find almost no information. I was inspired to research their history and…

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Pencil drawing, 10¾ x 6 in.

Although not widely known today, Belle Silveira Gorski made this beautiful, captivating portrait of an unknown sitter in the early 1900s. Drawn with great technical skill, the image proves how the humble pencil can…

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Screenprint in black with hand coloring, 30¾ x 22⅜ in. No. 84/100.

Ben Shahn was a visiting lecturer at Smith College when I was an undergraduate there. I was taken by his presence and his attitude about art as a statement of justice and humanity.…

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Designer binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin (1954). Illustration by Francis Picabia. The fair page, like good food, is nourishing:we wish to linger and graze upon it … the complete book lover knows there can be …the sheer enjoyment of its flavor. David…

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Chromogenic color print, no. 24/100, 9¼ x 11½ in. Candida Hӧfer’s “photographs are sober and restrained in feel—the atmosphere is disturbed by neither visitors nor users, especially as she forgoes any staging of the locations. The emptiness is imbued…

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Framed with a photograph of Sandburg and a clipped signature.

In 1959, my father was returning from a business trip, and his seatmate was none other than the poet Carl Sandburg. My father had him sign a postcard for me, and when I met him at the…

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Each photograph approx. 8 x 10 in. A souvenir travel album representing highlights in photography of the major architectural and archaeological sites of southern Italy. Carlo Brogi and his son Giacomo, along with the Fratelli Alinari, were Italy’s…

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Provenance: The Alain de Suzannet-Kenyon Starling-William Self copy.

Many first attempts in the literary arts are remarkably modest, with little foreshadowing of fame. Charles Dickens’s first appearance in print was so tentative as to now be…

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This unrecorded book from Alexander Pope’s library is the first London edition of a didactic poem published by the French physician and neo-Latin writer Claude Quillet in 1655.

The volume reflects a paradox at the core of my collecting and…

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Provenance: Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580–1637), with his cipher stamped on the cover.

This extremely rare work is the first atlas devoted exclusively to the Americas, and contains the first maps of America to have appeared in any book of…

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