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.
sincerely, Amelie Rives” tipped to free front endpaper. With owner’s photographic bookplate on pastedown, with clipping from Fortune magazine on Rives on second free front endpaper. 8vo, half cloth, marbled boards, label title on spine. Exterior wear, otherwise very good.
431 TATE, ALLEN ($150-Up)
American poet and essayist (1899-1979). His Book “Collected Essays.” Denver, Alan Swallow, . Signed “To Marguerite Wetmore with grateful memories of 26th February 1960, Allen Tate”on free front endpaper. 8vo, buff cloth, with original dust jacket. Wetmore’s bookplate on half title. Age-toned, jacket with scuffs, soiling, minor tears, otherwise very good.
432 TATE, ALLEN ($100-Up)
Book “Modern Verse in English 1900-1950.”David Cecil and Allen Tate, ed. NY, MacMillan, . Signed on free front endpaper “to Marguerite Wetmore with thanks for making my visit so pleasant! / Allen Tate / February 26, 1960.”8vo, blue cloth. Wetmore’s bookplate on front pastedown. Cover lightly soiled, otherwise very good.
433 TOWNSEND, EDWARD W. “CHIMMIE FADDEN...” ($75-Up)
“Chimmie Fadden, Major Max and Other Stories.”Edward W. Townsend. NY, Lovell, Coryell, & Co, . Signed “Edward W. Townsend / New York, April 16, 1895”on title. Small 8vo, green cloth with gilt and black title and designs. Ex library, with Harvard Club Library bookplate on front pastedown, bookseller’s pencil notes on free endpaper. Rubbed covers, lightly toned, overall very good.
434 VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS, Jr. ($100-Up)
American journalist and author (1898-1974); known as “Junior” although he was actually the fourth in his family with that name. His book “Farewell to Fifth Avenue.”NY, Simon and Schuster, 1935. 8vo, red cloth with label on spine. Signed “with every good wish / Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. / Jan. 7, 1935”and inscribed to a fan on free front endpaper.
435 VONNEGUT, KURT ($275-Up)
Beloved American author of recent classics like Slaughterhouse Five and Cat’s Cradle (1922-2007). Excellent Book Signed “Kurt Vonnegut“ on front endpaper. His ``God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian.”New York, Seven Stories Press, . Dust jacket lightly soiled, but book is otherwise in finecondition.
436 WARREN, ROBERT PENN ($275-Up)
American poet and novelist (1905-89); winner of multiple Pulitzers, especially for his masterwork All the King’s Men; first US Poet Laureate. His Pulitzer-prizewinning Book “Promises: Poems, 1954-1956.” NY, Random House, . First edition, 1st printing. Signed “To Marguerite Reid Wetmore with gratitude & warm regards / Robert Penn Warren / Providence / Feb 12, 1958”on free front endpaper. Small 4to, navy cloth with silver lettering, original jacket. With Wetmore’s bookplate on same page as inscription. Wear and minor tears to jacket, very light toning of endpapers, otherwise fine.
437 WHEELER-BENNETT, JOHN ($20-Up)
“Knaves, Fools and Heroes in Europe Between the Wars.” John Wheeler-Bennett. London, MacMillan, 1974. Signed “John Wheeler-Bennett”on title page. With presentation inscription on free front endpaper and bookseller’s sticker on pastedown. No jacket. Very good.
439 ADAMS, FRANKLIN P. ($20-Up)
American humorist, columnist, and radio personality (1881-1960). Signed with his initials over light area of his face on a 10” x 8” image from a Life magazine photographer.
440 AGEE, TOMMIE ($30-Up)
American baseball player (1942-2001), an outfielder