Highlights of the Spring 2019 Sale


No, I was out for stars:
I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked,
And I hadn’t been.

 
 
Come In by Robert Frost (Henry Holt & Company, 1943) in a lovely bright dust jacket. Illustrated by John O’Hara Cosgrave II. Inscribed to one of the students at the 1950 Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College.
Before his name was associated with boxes of cake mix Duncan Hines was a trusted restaurant critic. For the Spring ’19 Sale we have a signed copy of his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking, a fun book brimming with recipes from favorite restaurants and home cooks alike. Hines was a foodie and a storyteller. See for yourself! We also have a first edition of the Good Housekeeping Cook Book.
We have an amazing treasure-trove of vintage pulp-fiction paperbacks, including many pristine Gold Medal paperback originals like this classic of LGBT fiction, Odd Girl Out (signed by the author, Ann Weldy, as “Ann Bannon”). Dell Mapbacks, Ace Doubles, and so much more!
Spend some time looking through the crowd scenes on the cover of this 1978 oversize DC Classic, Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali. You’ll find 70s-era celebrities of every stripe, from Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford to Kurt Vonnegut and the Jackson Five, as well as several DC superheroes. This is the 1978 original, not a reprint, and its colors are still bright and vibrant.
A generous Ithacan has donated a first edition (sixth printing) of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Hundreds of copies of early printings were confiscated by customs officials or burned by censors. In addition, the book was printed with fragile, stiff-cardboard wrappers: a single read-through could send pages flying. Copies are therefore exceedingly rare.
Stated first edition of Ursula Le Guin’s 1985 novel, Always Coming Home, here packaged with a cassette of songs and poems in the languages invented for the protagonists. The music for Le Guin’s songs was written by modernist composer and analog synthesist Todd Barton.