Seller ID: 747
Includes (1) 'A Lost Poem' (New York: Harvard Press, n.d.). No. 79 of an edition of 100 'issued for the friends of Harvey Taylor' and signed by him. A single sheet of laid paper folded in four-- the poem begins, 'Little birds of the night...'. A title word overly inked and slightly smeared, o/w clean and crisp; (2) 'Killing His Bear' (n.p.: privately printed, 1949). One of 100 copies produced as gifts, a single sheet of yellow-green paper (lightly creased)... a 'little man' is made smaller by the successful bear hunt- for Hemingway it was a lion; (3) 'The Second Generation' (in The Saturday Evening Post, December 2, 1899). The cover story, set in the Spanish American War, features the brief military career of a senator's son, illustrated by C.D. Williams- a clean copy including nearly the entire SEP issue; (4) 'A Photograph and a Letter' (New York: Black Sun Books, 1973). No. 31 of an edition of 200 copies consisting of a group photograph (mounted, a reproduction of the original from the collection of the Newark Museum), Crane appears in the uniform of Claverack Academy, and a facsimile of a Crane letter to William Heinemann, Crane's English publisher, introductions to these items by Stanley Werheim. Handsewn, soft wraps, with dealer prospectus enclosed. Slightly faded at the spine, o/w clean and tight; (5) Richard Harding Davis. 'How Stephen Crane Took Juana Dias' (LaCrosse: Sumac Press, 1976). One of three hundred copies of a brief sketch which originally appeared c. 1904 in In Many Wars, recollections of war correspondents. At the end of the Spanish American War, Crane set out to 'take' a small Puerto Rican town before the army arrived. In stiff wraps- a nice, clean copy; (6) John D. Gordan. 'The Ghost at Brede Place' (New York: NYPL, 1953. Reprinted from the New York Public Library Bulletin). Soft wraps, a brief monograph describing the Christmas entertainment at Crane's residence in England, a play written collectively, among others, by Henry James, George Gissing, Rider Haggard, Joseph Conrad, and H. G. Wells. A clean, bright copy; (7) 'Verses' and 'A Lantern Song' poems in The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, Volume I (East Aurora, 1895). These two short poems by Crane appeared in this, the first volume of the Roycrofters' literary magazine (Nos. 3 and 4). Half cloth and paper covered boards (a bit smudged), gilt titles to front cover, title label damaged but a very nice copy nonetheless; (8) 'The Open Boat' in Scribner's Magazine, Volume XXI (New York, 1897). The first appearance of Crane's famous short story. Ex lib. (library plate and inked call no.), in dark blue cloth with gilt titles- small splits top of spine, o/w clean and bright copy.
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