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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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The main focus of my collection is architectural treatises, i.e., books on the orders. This work by Jan van der Heyden is really an exception and one of my favorite books; it deals with a fantasy house in a seventeenth-century city, an Amsterdam…

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Edited with an introduction by John Carter. Provenance: John Carter, with his manuscript corrections and revisions; then John Sparrow, with his signature. Labeled in John Carter's hand “2nd proof corrected” on the half-title and “final proof” on the…

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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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Frances Mary Richardson Currer built a library that placed her, in Dibdin’s words, “at THE HEAD of all female Collectors in Europe” (Reminiscences, 2:949). She greatly expanded the collection she inherited and published this catalogue for private…

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This is the rare reprint of the book that cost Michael Servetus his life. Only three copies of the 1553 original are extant, the rest having been burned along with Servetus shortly after publication. A reprint edition was burned in London in 1723.…

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Provenance: Abel Berland.

My primary collection is the Aldine Press, but my eye occasionally wanders to other examples of early Venetian printing. This book is a synchronistic history of the world, in which each column represents the chronological…

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Aquatint, 10⅞ x 14 in.

Begun in 1976, my collection of American prints spans the period from 1900 to World War II, with a particular emphasis on the 1930s. Between 1929 and 1933, Gerald Geerlings created a series of masterful urban images. A…

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Text manuscript on vellum, in Gothic minuscule.

Provenance: Julian Wolff.

Written by a single scribe in Gothic minuscule: two columns in black ink, rubricated, with marginalia, the Minor Prophets’ texts underlined in red; gatherings end with…

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Illustrations by Louis Legrand.Binding by Marius Michel, with a black mosaic title and an incised roundel painted to represent Le Moulin de la Galette.Provenance: Henri Beraldi.A unique copy for Henri Beraldi, with six watercolors and five proofs of…

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