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lost printed items and manuscripts

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Date:          Mon, 1 Nov 1999 15:16:00 -0500 (EST)
From:          Rudolph Ellenbogen <ellenbog@columbia.edu>
To:            abaa@panix.com, ala@ala.org, sfox@archivists.org, cbarnes2@ix.netcom.com,
               salllen@ucla.edu, securma@xs4all.nl
Cc:            ashton@columbia.edu
Subject:       Re: Lost (fwd)

>From Jean Ashton
Director, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Columbia University


Subject: Re: Lost (fwd)

 The following items were shipped to the Rare Book and
 Manuscript Library but never received.  Since
 efforts to trace the box have proved futile, we would like to ask that
 dealers, librarians, collectors and others contact us if any of the
 materials are offered.

 Jean Ashton, Director
 Rare Book and Manuscript Library
 Columbia University

 Printed items

 Austin,Alfred.  Madonna's child.  London 1895. 8vo, original gilt cloth.
 Inscribed: "To William Watson from Alfred Austin... Decr. 31 1895."
 From the library of John Lane, pencilled inscription.

 Biringuccio.  La pirotechnia.  Venice 1540.  4to.  Half calf and
 marbled boards.  First edition.  Woodcuts.

 Eliot, George.  Daniel Deronda.  Edinburgh & London 1876.  8 v. in
 original printed parts.  John Addington Symonds's copy, signed on each
 front wrapper.

 Joachimo de Fiore.  Vaticinia.  Venice : Porrus, 1589.

 Levertov, Denise.  A tree telling of Orpheus.  Los Angeles : Black
 Sparrow, 1968.  Sm. folio, original wrappers.  One of 250 copies

 Ovid.  Libri de arte amandi.  Venice : Tacuinis de Tridino, 1509.
 Folio, vellum gilt.  Woodcuts.

 Tennyson, Alfred.  Poems.  MDCCCXXX.  MDCCCXXXIII.  N. p. : Privately
 printed, 1862.  12mo.  Original blue printed wrappers, uncut and
 partially unopened.  First edition.  One of perhaps only 150 copies
 printed.  Pirated edition, edited by J. Dyke Campbell.  Tinker 2060.

 Whittier, J. G.  At sundown.  Cambridge : Privately printed, 1890.
 12mo.  Pale green cloth, gilt-lettered, dark green morocco protective
 slipcase.  One of 250 copies printed.  Presentation copy inscribed:
 "With the grateful love of John G. Whittier, Oak Knoll, 12/22/1890."
 Bookplate of Frank Brewer Bemis, inscription noting "This copy came
 from estate of James T. Field."

 Manuscript items

 Bentham, Jeremy.  Autograph letter signed in full to M. Rowland
 Will[?], n. p., 18 July 1827.  1 page, 8vo.  Concerning a Mr. Fry,
 whose services Bentham had hoped to engage.

 Channing, William Ellery.  Autograph manuscript, verses entitled "The great
singer," n. p., n. d.  1 page, 4to, several deletions and corrections in the
text, within folder labeled in another conte
 Collins, Wilkie.  Autograph letter signed to Asher & Co., Portman
 Square, London, 20 July 1872.  2 pages, 12mo.  On publication of
 several works including the story "Miss or Mrs.?"

 Cooper, James Fenimore. Autograph letter signed pseudonymously
 "Truth," to a newspaper editor, n. p., n.d. [25 November 1844].  1
 page, 4to, newspaper clipping pasted to blank upper corner, early note
 at bottom explaining the circumstances of the letter, which concerns
 the disrespect with which literary figures are treated by the American
 public, referring to himself in the third person.

 Dallas, George M., Vice President.  Autograph letter signed, to
 Auditor General David Man, n. p.[Philadelphia], n. d. [7 August 1824].
 1-1/4 pages, closely written.

 Garnett, Richard (1835-1906).  Autograph letter signed, Hampstead,
 London, 7 April 1900.  4 pages, 8vo.  Entirely on books and

 James, G. P. R.  Autograph manuscript signed, the verses, "My
 avocation," dated at end 21 December 1835.  1 page, folio.  Six
 six-line stanzas.  Rare.

 Maximilian II.  Letter signed ("Maximilian," with flourish), to Philip
 Brauen of Hanau, 30 August 1564.  2 pages, folio, address leaf.

 Meredith, George.  Autograph manuscript signed, untitled verses,
 comprising 8 lines.  1 page, 4to.

 Poetry, English, early 18th century.  Manuscript of 4 poems in an
 unknown hand, England, 1728-29, 13pp., 4to, written in a very clear,
 elegant hand.

 Rops, Felicien.  Autograph letter signed, "Dimanche soir," n. d.  1
 page, 12mo.

 Willis, Nathaniel Parker.  Three autograph letters signed, to a
 banker, Mr. Weed, Idlewild, 13 November, 2 & 12 December 1861.
 Together 6 pages, 8vo, one letter on the preliminary blank of a
 printed letter from Willis replying to letter which he cannot answer
 with a personal reply.  On his troubled finances.

 Willis, Nathaniel Parker.  Eight printed checks accomplished and
 signed, 1858-1860.  Each 1 page, a narrow oblong.  Checks drawn on the
 Quassick Bank of Newburgh, N. Y.

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