The Museum of Clear Ideas.
Item Number: 1969
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993.
First edition. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, “For ______ and ______ this new exhibit with pleasure Donald Hall 22 May 1993”.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987.
First edition of Hall’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For Betsy seasonally! with pleasure Donald Hall 18 September 1987.” Fine in a near fine slipcase. Illustrations by Thomas W. Nason.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987.
First edition of Hall’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Donald Hall on the title page. Fine in a near fine slipcase. Illustrations by Thomas W. Nason.
"The dew of the morning sunk chill on my brow - it felt like the warning of what I feel now": First edition of Byron's poems
London: Printed for John Murray, 1816.
First edition of this collection of poems and verses. Octavo, bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In near fine condition.
"I am a woman searching for her savagery even though its doomed": First edition of June Jordan's Passion; Inscribed by her
Boston: Beacon Press, 1980.
First edition of this collection of the poetry of African-American poet June Jordan. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper, “1984 for Richard Lautz, wishing you courage and joy, always, J. Jordan.” Photograph of Jordan by Sara Miles. In near fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house": Rare autograph letter written and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Autographed letter handwritten and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. One page, folded and written on both the front and back of the page. The letter reads, “Concord Tuesday Morning 28 June My Dear Sir, I am very happy to hear that my greeting from Miss de Quincey is on its way to me: and I am glad to know that yourself, of whom I had already heard will be the bearer. Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house. Tomorrow my plight will be no better. I think I will come & see you tomorrow afternoon, & we will consent on the best time for me to show you our Concord meadows. I will look for you at the Revere House tomorrow mid-day at 5 1/2 o’ clock in which good hope I am yours respectfully, R.W. Emerson N. Pinder, Esq.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 20 inches, with an opening in the back of the frame to view the verso of the letter.
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep": First Edition of The Collected Poems of Robert Frost; Signed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc, 1939.
First edition of this collected poems of Frost. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece photograph of Robert Frost taken by Doris Ulmann. Signed by Robert Frost on the second free endpaper. Laid in is an original glossy black and white photograph portrait of Frost from the Kenyon College Publicity Department of Gambier, Ohio. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears and chipping to the crown of the spine.