Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana, Sale N07914, 20 June 2003 Sotheby's, New York, 2003, Wraps, , , Near Fine
264 pp. 243 lots. Very light signs of wear to wraps. Sale Total: 3,311,280 USD. Catalog features a number of Oxyrhynchus Papyri, including the Gospel of St. John ($400,000), all with lovely illustrations. Also Reformation-era Pamphlets including Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein Von Karlstadt, Johann Eck, Martin Luther, Johann Fabri, Phillip Melanchthon, Johann Oecolampadius, Andreas Osiander, Urbanus Rhegius, Hans Sachs, Baptist and Anabaptist Tracts, Bohemian Brethren, Civil and Ecclesiastical History, Convents, Decrees, Manifestoes, Councils, and Synods, Eucharist and Mass, Social Issues, Lutheranism and Anti-lutheranism, Pasquinades, the Peasants' War, Polemical and Other Tracts, Religious Reform: Clerics, Services, and Practices, Sermons and Exegesis, Switzerland and Zwinglianism. Lots include Alexander de Ales; Cuneiform Tablets; Ferrerius, Vincentius; Franklin, Benjamin, Printer; Frith, Francis; Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay; Melanchthon, Philipp; Ockam, Guilielmus; Petrarca, Francesco; Audubon, John James; Curtis, Edward S.; Duflot de Mofras, Eugene; Gardner, Alexander; Grant, Ulysses S., Eighteenth President; Jay, John, As First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Jefferson, Thomas, Third President As Secretary of State; Lee, Robert E., As C.S.A. General; Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark; Armstrong, Louis ; Clemens, Samuel; Davidoff, Mariamna; Engelbrecht, Martin; Foussereau, Joseph Marie; Gershwin, George; Piranesi, Giovanni Battista; Saint-exupery, Antoine De; Windsor, Edward, Duke of and Windsor, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of.
Cabinet of American Illustration, Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, Civil War Photographs Civil War Photographs, Drawings (Master),Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs, Fine Prints Fine Prints, Posters: Performing Arts Posters, Stereograph Cards Stereograph Cards, Daguerreotypes, Fenton Crimean War Photographs, Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915, Lomax Collection, Panoramic Photographs, Thesaurus For Graphic Materials, Van Vechten Collection, Wright Brothers Negatives, and much more.
"NYU Bobst Library, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU Real Estate Institute, The New-York Historical Society, New York School of Interior Design, Cooper Union, New School University, Parsons School of Design, Mannes College of Music."
Oh, days of beauty standing veiled apart,
With dreamy skies and tender, tremulous air,
In this rich Indian summer of the heart
Well may the earth her jewelled halo wear.
The long brown fields - no longer drear and dull -
Burn with the glow of these deep-hearted hours.
Until the dry weeds seem more beautiful,
More spiritlike than even summer's flowers.
But yesterday the world was stricken bare,
Left old and dead in gray, enshrouding gloom;
To-day what vivid wonder of the air
Awakes the soul of vanished light and bloom?
Sharp with the clean, fine ecstasy of death,
A mightier wind shall strike the shrinking earth,
An exhalation of creative breath
Wake the white wonder of the winter's birth.
In her wide Pantheon - her temple place -
Wrapped in strange beauty and new comforting,
We shall not miss the Summer's full-blown grace,
Nor hunger for the swift, exquisite Spring.