- Frank, Elizabeth
Louise Bogan: A Portrait
Knopf, New York, 1985, Quarter Cloth, , First Edition, Near Fine /Near Fine
460 pp. Almost no wear to book and dj. and no significant faults. P.O. signature (copy editor and professor). || Reviews from Vogue and The New Yorker and Knopf's Pulitzer announcement, presumably from the New York Times, included. ||'By temperment she was not a euphoric character and in her life she had much to endure. What, aside from their technical excellence, is most impressive about her poems is the unflinching courage with which she faced her problems, her determination never to surrender to self-pity, but to wrest beauty and joy out of dark places . . . It was a privilege to have known her.'--Auden. ||'The poetry is there, too, and Frank's sensitive exegesis should prove a joy to admirers of Bogan's work. . . . But there is something more. Louise Bogan: A Portrait is a moving and intelligent tribute--it should chasten those of us whose heroes have gone down in flames rather than clinging, unsullied, to standards.--Tracy Young. ||Over thirty photos on 16 pages including protraits of W. H. Auden, Theodore Roethke, William Maxwell, John Hall Wheelock, Edmund Wilson, and May Sarton.
An excellent report by Maureen Mulvihill of the auction of rare books and manuscripts from the estate of Paula Peyraud
The Paula Peyraud Collection: Samuel Johnson & Women Writers in Georgian Society. An Auction Report by Maureen E. Mulvihill as published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fall 2009, with 8 images and a list of selected buyers, prices & new locations of the Peyraud properties.
A pdf of the published report may be downloaded here: http://www.ilab.org/download.php?object=documentation&id=81
‘DARK LADY’ OF RARE BOOK COLLECTORS, PAULA FENTRESS PEYRAUD (CHAPPAQUA, NY, 1947 ~ 2008). Peyraud Collection Auction, May 2009, Bloomsbury Auctions N.Y. 483 Lots (books, manuscripts, images). Sales total: $1.6 million, including premium. Photograph, Margie Van Dyke. Bookplate from Peyraud copy of Frances Burney’s Cecilia, (lot 218, buyer McGill University). Bookplate bears inscribed initials (“FCP - EKP”), being the collector’s grandparents Frank C. Peyraud & Elizabeth Krysler Peyraud, both visual artists (see “Peyraud,” Benezit, vol. 10, 2006 edition).
On The Death Of Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Thus, some tall tree that long hath stood The glory of its native wood, By storms destroyed, or length of years, Demands the tribute of our tears. The pile, that took long time to raise, To dust returns by slow decays: But, when its destined years are o'er, We must regret the loss the more. So long accustomed to your aid, The world laments your exit made; So long befriended by your art, Philosopher, 'tis hard to part!— When monarchs tumble to the ground, Successors easily are found: But, matchless FRANKLIN! what a few Can hope to rival such as YOU, Who seized from kings their sceptered pride, And turned the lightning darts aside.Philip Freneau [1752-1832]