Grand Street: 57: Dirt
Grand Street, New York, 1996, Illustrated Wraps, , , ISBN 1885490089 , Near Fine
239 pp. Volume 15, No. 1. Summer, 1996. John Waters/Mike Kelley-The Dirty Boys; Hilton Als-My Pin-up; Herve Guilbert-The Hammam; Rem Koolhaas-Regrets; Kenneth Anger-Kenneth Nager's Icons; Langdon Clay-42nd Street, North Side, 1979; Tom Friedman-JST; The Grand Guignol-The House of Horrors; Michael Heizer-Negative and Positive Sculptures (and One Painting); Alexis Rockman-Mud Drawings; Mierle Laderman Ukeles-Flow City; Andrei Bitov-The Game; Sandra Cisneros-Dirt; Mohammed Dib-The Detour; Hugues Pradier-Into the Grave; Alan Warner-From Movern Callar; Aime Cesaire-Lynch 1; Robert Creeley-Won't It Be Fine; Bei Dao-Three Poems; Thomas Sayers Ellis-Three Poems; David Ignatow-The Butcher Boy; Willa Jarnagin-Two Poems; James Laughlin-Three Pentastichs; Nick Lawrence-Three Poems; D. Nurske-Three Poems; Tatiana Shcherbina-I Feel Like a Wheat Field; Larissa Szporluk-Three Poems; Robert VanderMolen-Two Poems; Kevin Young-Two Poems.
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). A Croon on Hennacliff
I. Thus said the rushing raven, Unto his hungry mate, — “Ho! gossip! for Bude Haven: There be corpses six or eight. Cawk! cawk! the crew and skipper, Are wallowing in the sea: So there’s a savoury supper For my old dame and me.” II. “Cawk! gaffer! thou art dreaming, The shore hath wreckers bold; Would rend the yelling seamen, From the clutching billows hold. Cawk! cawk! they’d bound for booty Into the dragon’s den: And shout, for ‘death or duty,’ If the prey were drowning men.” III. Loud laughed the listening surges, At the guess our grandame gave: You might call them Boanerges, From the thunder of their wave. And mockery followed after The sea-bird’s jeering brood: That filled the skies with laughter, From Lundy Light to Bude. IV. “Cawk! cawk!” then said the raven, “I am fourscore years and ten: Yet never in Bude Haven, Did I croak for rescued men. — They will save the Captain’s girdle, And shirt, if shirt there be: But leave their blood to curdle, For my old dame and me.” V. So said the rushing raven, Unto his hungry mate, — “Ho! gossip! for Bude Haven: There be corpses six or eight. Cawk! cawk! the crew and skipper, Are wallowing in the sea: O what a savoury supper, For my old dame and me.”Robert Stephen Hawker [1803–1875]