R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
anything.”Partial split at internal hinge. Toned, with soiled cover, otherwise very good.
408 BARUCH, BERNARD  ($140-Up)
American financier, philanthropist, and presidential advisor (1870-1965). His Book “Baruch: My Own Story.”New York, Henry Holt, . Signed “B.M. Baruch / Sept. 1957”and inscribed to hostess Sylvia Lyons “whose intelligence and charm have given her a special place in all our hearts - me too.”8vo, first edition in blue cloth with gilt printed signature on cover, gilt lettering, photographic dust jacket. Jacket worn at edges, book fine. With a Photograph of Baruch and Mrs. Lyons in conversation.
409 BASSANI, GIORGIO ($30-Up)
Italian novelist and poet (1916-2000). “Behind the Door.” Giorgio Bassani. Translated by William Weaver. NY, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, . Fifth printing. 8vo, 1/4 green cloth with gilt spine. Original dust jacket. Signed “Giorgio Bassani / NY, 12.10.1982” and inscribed to a collector on free front endpaper. Jacket soiled and lightly worn, otherwise very good/fine.
410 BELASCO, DAVID ($90-Up)
American theatrical producer and playwright (1853-1931). SB “To / Mr. John Anderson with good wishes / David Belasco”on title page of an English summary ofSacha Guitry’s hit French play, Deburau by H. Granville Barker. New York, 1925, folio, paper, 179pp. In very good condition.
411 BELLOW, SAUL ($175-Up)
Canadian-born American novelist (1915-2005). His best-known Book “The Adventures of Augie March.”NY, Viking, 1960 [first published 1953]. Small 8vo paperback, second printing. Signed “For Mrs. Marguerite Wetmore with every good wish from a Wetmore lecturer, Saul Bellow”on title page. Wetmore’s bookplate and pen note on free front endpaper. Small chip out at bottom of signature page, overall toning and wear, several stains on edges of leaves, overall good/very good.
412 BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER ($300-Up)
American novelist and screenwriter (born 1928); best known for his smash book The Exorcist. “John Goldfarb, please come home!” Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1963. First Edition. 8vo, black cloth with orange spine, original dust jacket. Signed “William Peter Blatty / July 1963” and inscribed to Lee and Betty on free front endpaper. Bookseller’s pencil note on same page. Jacket spine sunned and edges nicked, otherwise fine.
413 BOWEN, CATHERINE DRINKER ($40-Up)
American biographer (1897-1973). Her Book “Adventures of a Biographer.” Boston, Little, Brown, , 1st ed. Signed “For Mrs. Wetmore, with memories of a pleasant dinner party. From one of her lecturers, Catherine D. Bowen / January, 1963” on free front endpaper. Small 8vo, green cloth, original d/j. Wetmore’s bookplate and pen note on second free endpaper. Tape remnants on inner d/j, with staining on signature page, otherwise very good/fine.
414 CUMMINGS, E.E. ($250-Up)
American poet, author, and painter (1894-1962). his Book “EIMI.” NY, Covici, Friede Publ., 1933. No 621 of 1381 Signed “e.e.c.” on limitation page. Large 8vo, yellow cloth with black lettering. Partial split at front hinge, slightly shaken. Age-toned, rubbed edges, otherwise very good. With clear plastic dust jacket.
415 EBERHART, RICHARD ($225-Up)
American poet and educator (1904-2005). His Pulitzer-prizewinning Book “Collected Poems 1930-1960.”NY, Oxford Univ Press, 1960. Signed “For Marguerite Wetmore on the pleasure of returning to Brown