1168 - 1226 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- Dustwr. sl. dam./ frayed at spine-ends, sl. rubbed at corners and trifle yellowed.
= Dustwr. unclipped, without printed price and with "Printed in U.S.A." on inside rear flap.
- Lower hinge broken. = With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper.
Idem. Nuovi momenti lirici. Genoa, Typis, 1953, 48p., 3 full-p. ills. by L. MARZORATI, printed in 110 numb. copies (100), orig. boards w. wrap-around band, sm. 8vo.
- Tear in upper hinge.
= Rare. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper and w. small loosely inserted leaf with two handwritten poems by the author.
= No. 31 (with ms. SIGNED DEDICATION by the translator to Johan Polak), 47, 51 (with ms. SIGNED DEDICATION by the editor Harry Prick to Johan Polak), 84, 87, 95, 99, 100, 117, 133 and 141.
Open domein. Seven vols. of the series, ibid, idem, 1983-2004, plates, orig. unif. wr. (2x orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr.).
= No. 4 (on Richard Wagner), 6 (on Willem de Mérode), 7 (on Arthur Rimbaud), 11 (on Heinrich Heine), 19 (on Johan Brouwer), 36 (on Alfred Douglas; w. autogr. SIGNED DEDICATION by Caspar Wintermans to Rik van Dam) and 41 (on Karel van het Reve).
= One of 26 copies lettered and SIGNED by the author and bound in full cl. w. dustwr., with a col. lithograph frontisp. portrait of the author by CHRIS BUURSEN.
Idem. In the Night of Time and four other plays. Ibid., idem, 1992, 1st ed., 245,(2)p., printed in 476 copies (26).
= One of 26 copies lettered and SIGNED by the author and bound in full cl. w. dustwr., with a col. lithograph frontisp. by CHRIS BUURSEN.
AND 3 Dutch translations of works by the same, all first eds., orig. cl. w. dustwr., published by Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep in the Grote Bellettrie Serie: Kleur van duisternis (1973, transl. Hans Plomp), Eustace Chisholm & consorten (1979, transl. Thomas Graftdijk) and In een ondiep graf (1986, transl. Graa Boomsma).
- All vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown; contents fine.
= Attractively bound and desirable set.
= With the prospectus.
Idem. Kaljud. Ystad, Eesti Kirjanike, 1969, 57,(4)p., 12 ills. by A. VIHALEMM, printed in 130 numb. signed copies, orig. dec. cl.
= SIGNED in the colophon by the author and the artist.
AND 3 others by the same.
- Covers partly sl. discol.; otherwise fine.
= Hünich p.92; Ritzer E9; Sarkowski 1338A. From the library of Johan Polak, stamped "Ex bibliotheca Johan B.W. Polak" on lower pastedown.
Rimbaud, A. Bateau Ivre. Das trunkene Schiff. German transl. P. Celan. Ibid., idem, 1958, 1st ed., (24)p., parallel French and German text, printed in black and blue in 1500 copies, modern giltlettered hmor.
- Fine. = Sarkowski 1367.
AND 1 other: M. KRONBERGER, Nachlass (Zurich, A. Bürdeke, n.d. (1937), 1st ed., private(?) giltlettered full vellum, t.e.g., orig. wr. pres.).
- Also incl. several vols. by/ on i.a. Sherlock Holmes and other crime fiction writers without any direct visible or editiorial connection to Vincent Starrett.
= Vincent Starrett (1886-1974), versatile writer of horror, detective (Sherlock Holmes!) and fantasy fiction as well as poetry, journalism and articles on bookcollecting. All aspects of his life as a writer are represented in this sizable collection. Many of the items included in this lot are signed or contain an AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION. The following is a list of works contained in the lot that shows the diversity of his works: T. KENNEDY, G. SEYMOUR, V. STARRETT and B. THOMPSON, Estrays (Chicago, 1918, printed in 250 copies, orig. wr. With two autograph signed dedications by V. STARRETT on dedication page); V. STARRETT, Ebony Flame (Chicago, 1922, 1st ed., printed in 350 numb. and signed copies, orig. dec. hcl.); THE WAVE. Vol. I, no. 1-4; II, no.1 and 2. Ed. V. Starrett (Chicago, 1922-1924, 6 issues, orig. unif. (partly dam.) wr. Wrappers signed); V. STARRETT, Banners in the Dawn (Chicago, 1923, 1st ed., orig. boards. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM (ed.), Stephen Crane. A Bibliography (Philadelphia, 1923, two copies: one of 35 signed "tall paper copies", orig. boards (with autogr. dedic. on first free endpaper) and one of 300 numb. copies (with 5 tipped-in/ loosely inserted letters signed (3x typed and 2x autograph) addressed to (1x by) O.L. Griffith; w. autograph dedication to O.L. Griffith and w. num. bibliographical annots. by Griffith in pencil); IDEM, Et Cetera (Chicago, 1924, 1st ed., printed in 625 numb. copies, orig. hcl. w. (sl. frayed/ chipped) dustwr. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM, Flame and Dust (Chicago, 1924, printed in 450 numb. copies, orig. hcl. w. (chipped) dustwr.); IDEM, One Who Knew Poe (n.pl., privately printed by John S. Mayfield, 1927, printed in 94 copies, orig. wr.); IDEM, Seaports in the Moon (New York, 1928, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. dustwr. Fine copy with autograph signed dedication); IDEM, Penny Wise & Book Foolish (New York, 1929, 1st ed., one of 300 numb. and signed copies, orig. gilt boards w. slipcase); IDEM, Dead Man Inside (New York, 1931, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (chipped) dustwr. With autograph signed dedication); IDEM, The End of Mr. Garment (New York, 1932, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (sl. dam.) dustwr. Signed on cut-out piece of paper mounted on first free endpaper); MAYNE REID, Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. V. Starrett (Ysleta, 1933, printed in prob. 60 copies, orig. wr.); V. STARRETT, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (2 copies: New York, 1933, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (chipped and frayed) dustwr.; and London, 1934, 1st Engl. ed., orig. cl. (the latter with some loosely inserted printed/ manuscript) ephemera); IDEM a.o., Sherlockiana (Ysleta, 1934-1938, 9 separately printed bifolia. Seven with autograph monogrammed (1x signed) dedication); IDEM, Two Short Stories (Ysleta, 1941, printed in 25 copies. With autograph dedication signed); IDEM, Dupin and Another (n.pl., 1941. With autogr. dedication signed); V. STARRETT, Elia (n.pl., (1944). Signed on title-p.); A. DERLETH, "In re: Sherlock Holmes" The Adventures of Solar Pons. Introd. V. Starrett (Sauk City, 1945, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (price-clipped) dustwr.); A.W. WILLIAMS and V. STARRETT, Stephen Crane. A Bibliography (Glendale, 1948, orig. hcl. w. dustwr. Frontwr. loose. With autograph dedication signed by A.W. Williams); N. VAN PATTEN, The Lost Bookplate of Arthur Machen. Introd. V. Starrett (San Francisco, 1949, printed in 50 numb. copies, orig. wr. With loosely inserted short note by V. Starrett); A. DERLETH, The Casebook of Solar Pons. Introd. V. Starrett (ibid., 1965, 1st ed., orig. w. dustwr. Fine); V. STARRETT, Late, Later and Possibly Last Essays. Introd. M. Murphy (St. Louis, 1973, printed in 500 numb. copies, orig. gilt artif. leather. With autograph signed dedication on first free endpaper) STARRETT VS. MACHEN. A record of discovery and correspondence. Introd. M. Murphy (ibid., 1977, printed in 500 numb. copies, orig. hleather. Signed by V. Starrett on upper pastedown and w. autograph dedication to "Henk" [van Otterlo] on dedic. page by the author). Also included is an extensive correspondence of STARRETT with poet/ critic/ dramatist and bookseller SAMUEL LOVEMAN, consisting of approx. 30 typescript/ autograph signed letters and postcards, mostly with the original envelopes pres., dated between 1927 and 1939. They deal mainly with the selling and pricing of antiquarian books and with the publishing of Starrett's own material and that of Loveman and the chances that publishers will be forthcoming to publish Loveman's work. Finally a few letters are included by Starrett to the publisher John Valentine. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.
- Partly foxed. Wrappers (sl.) browned/ soiled/ worn.
= Important and influential magazine, of which 25 issues were published between 1927-1938, featuring almost every avant-garde writer of the period. This issue contains contributions by/ on i.a. H. ARP, H. BALL (Cabaret), S. BECKETT, K. SCHWITTERS, J. JOYCE (Continuation of Work in Progress), F. KAFKA (Three Stories) and G. STEIN.
- All vols. trifle/ sl. foxed; a few hinges starting/ broken.
= Comprises: 1. Paul Verlaine (1888, lithogr. frontisp. portrait of the author); 2. Les poètes maudits (1888, nouvelle édition, 6 lithogr. portraits by LUQUE); 3. Poèmes Saturniens (1890, lithogr. printer's vignette); 4. Fêtes galantes (1891, lithogr. printer's vignette); 5. La bonne chanson (1891); 6. Romances sans Paroles (1891); 7. Sagesse (1889); 8. Amour (1888); 9. Parallèlement (1889); 10. Bonheur (1891); 11. Les mémoires d'un veuf (1886); 12. Louise Leclercq (1886); 13. Les uns et les autres (1891, lithogr. printer's vignette). Vicaire VII, p.
- Trifle/ sl. foxed. Spine-ends trifle frayed; covers partly discoloured.
- Dustwr. partly (sl.) yellowed. = Baskerville Serie. Janssen/ Van Stek 472.
Canetti, E. Massa & Macht. Dutch transl. J. Tuin. Ibid., idem, 1976, 547p., orig. cl. w. dustwr., large 8vo. Reve, G.K. van het. Vier Pleidooien. Ibid., idem, 1971, 1st ed., 57p., orig. cl. w. dustwr. Plotinus. Enneaden. Dutch transl. R. Ferwerda. Baarn/ ibid., Ambo/ idem, 1984, 886p., orig. cl. w. dustwr.
= All published in the Baskerville Serie.
AND 11 others publ. in the same series, all orig. unif. cl. w. (partly yellowed) dustwr. i.a. by E. Canetti, Juvenalis, K.P. Kaváfis, J.H. Leopold, Lucretius, Petronius, Plato and A. Rimbaud.
= With AUTOGRAPH additional line to one of the poems (p.13) and with AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to Johan Polak, Yourcenar's publisher in the Netherlands: "à Johan Polak en hommage affectieux ces poèmes de toute une vie. Marguerite Yourcenar, 20 novembre 1984 Amsterdam".
AND 7 Dutch translations of works by the same, all orig. cl. w. dustwr., publ. by Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep in the Grote Bellettrie Serie (5x) and Kleine Bellettrie Serie (2x): Alexis of de verhandeling over de vergeefse strijd (1971; dustwr. stained), Hadrianus' Gedenkschriften (1980), Vertellingen uit het oosten (1983, 2nd ed.), Als stromend water (1983), Het hermetisch zwart (1984, 4th ed.), Archieven uit het Noorden (1985; backstrip of dustwr. sunned) and Pasmunt van de droom (1986).
- Folded several times; head caption sl. foxed and w. bookseller's stamp; a few sm. holes on folds; paper brittle.
= The first edition of this famous accusation by Zola against the ruling officers of the French army, claiming that they were guilty of anti-semitism and that they had fabricated evidence against captain Dreyfus in order to protect one of their own, the French officer Esterhazy. Extremely rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on htitle: "à Philippe Burty son dévoué confrère Emile Zola".
= The second and third novels of the cycle Les Quatres Évangiles, of which the fourth title, Justice, was never realized.