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.
KERENSKY, ALEXANDER ($350-Up)
Russian revolutionary leader (1881-1970); Prime Minister of Russia after the first revolution of 1917, he continued the nation’s commitment to World War I; this increased support for the Bolsheviks, who favored withdrawal, destroying the coalition government and culminating in the October revolution that led to the birth of the Soviet Union; later emigrated to the US. His Book “Russia and History’s Turning Point.” NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965. Signed “To Mario Salvadori, with best wishes, A. Kerensky, May 21, 1967”on half title. Wear and discoloration to dust jacket, but book and contents in fine condition.
424 KINNELL, GALWAY ($50-Up)
American poet (born 1927). “To Stanley Kunitz, With Love, From Poet Friends, on his 96th birthday.”Various. Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY, Sheep Meadow Press, . 8vo, paper with photographic cover. Signed “To Stanley, with love, Galway”on page with his poem, “Daybreak.” Bookseller’s pencil note on free front endpaper. Fine condition.
425 LANGNER, LAWRENCE: “MOSES” ($60-Up)
Welsh-born American playwright and producer (1890-1962). “Moses.” Lawrence Langner. NY, Boni and Liveright, 1924. Signed “Lawrence Langner / Sept 5/24”on free front endpaper and inscribed to Henry J. Eckstein. Small 8vo, black with green and gilt designs, green spine. With Eckstein’s bookplate on front pastedown. Cover wear, especially at edges of spine, interior toned, otherwise very good.
426 LEAKEY, RICHARD E. ($225-Up)
Anglo-Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist (born 1944); son of anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey. :”The Making of Mankind.” New York, EP Dutton, . Signed “Richard”on half title, with brief inscription “For Franyo.”Light toning, edge wear to dust jacket, otherwise fine.
427 MacLEISH, ARCHIBALD ($75-Up)
American poet and Librarian of Congress (1892-1982); awarded three Pulitzer Prizes. His Book “Collected Poems 1917-1952.” Boston, Houghton Mifflin, . Signed on free front endpaper “To Marguerite Wetmore on the day I had the great pleasure of meeting her...Archibald MacLeish / Nov. 15, 1956.”8vo, blue and black cloth with silver design. Moisture stains on blue portions of cover, but interior including signature page unaffected. Overall good/very good.
428 METALIOUS: PEYTON PLACE ($60-Up)
American novelist (1924-64). Her controversial classic “Peyton Place.” New York, Julian Messner, . Fifth printing. Black boards with silver spine. Signed “Grace Metalious / Dec. 6, 1956”and inscribed to Susan Gopper on free front endpaper. No jacket. Rubbed spine with some cracking, otherwise very good.
429 NEWTON’S “NEWTON ON BLACKSTONE” ($45-Up)
“Newton on Blackstone.”A. Edward Newton. Philadelphia, University of PA Press, 1937. Signed “Here is one law book that is fairly easy to read. / A. Edward Newton / April 27, 1937” on free front endpaper and Signed “A. Edward Newton” on limitation page. Large 12mo, orange cloth with black and gilt lettering, black spine, original green dust jacket and added blue protective jacket. No. 556 of 2000. One paper clip stain on blank endpaper, light toning and wear, price cut from d/j, otherwise very good/fine. With additional Card Signed “A. Edward Newton,” a ticket to a lecture of his.
430 RIVES, AMELIE ($50-Up)
“The Quick or the Dead? A Study.”Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1888. With Card Signed “Yours