LENNON, N: Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens

Book Cover. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel ClemensLennon Nigey. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens. Chronicle Books, The Literary West Series, 1982. ISBN: 0877011982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30641) $12.00

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A wonderful history of Civil War-era California showing Mark Twain at his humorous best. Includes descriptions of the San Francisco bohemia and the authors who populated it, for example Bret Harte.

Illustrated. Bibliography. Map. 128p.

Lain in copy of Daniel Hoffman’s poem “Mark Twain, 1909” from The New Yorker.

NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and William Cullen Bryant

Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and William Cullen Bryant, book coverFoshay, Ella M.; Barbara Novak. Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and William Cullen Bryant. New York Historical Society, 2000. ISBN: 0916141047. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#27246)

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Large french flaps. Beautifully illustrated. Measures 7.5×10.25 inches.

Includes “Intimate Friends” by Ella M. Foshay and “A Note on Durand’s Studies from Nature” by Barbara Novak.

This exhibition celebrated the long and fruitful friendship between the two founders of the Hudson River School of Painting and their literary soulmate.

KEYNES, G: The Faber Gallery: [William] Blake (1757-1827)

The Faber Gallery: [William] Blake (1757-1827), book coverKeynes, Geoffrey. The Faber Gallery: [William] Blake (1757-1827). Faber and Faber, 1954. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s bookplate on title page. Some chipping on the edge. Includes glassine dust jacket.Good in good dust jacket. Paperback. (#27126) $12.00

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Introduction and notes by Geoffrey Keynes.

Ten tipped in color plates. 24p. Measures 9.25×12.25 inches.

William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

The Faber Gallery: [William] Blake (1757-1827), inside page