- Szladits, Lola L.
Perennials: A Fiftieth Anniversary Selection from the Berg Collection
New York Public Library, New York, 1988, Wraps, , , Very Good
89 pp. 142 items. Some rubbing to edges, and rubbing to front cover almost unnoticeable, and a one-quarter inch tear at top of spine, else fine. Front wrap is double and folds in, french flaplike, with ''1488-1988'' printed in green ink on green ground. Color frontis: Francis Bacon's Novum Organum picturing the pillars of Hercules. Twenty-five black and white illustrations ranging from the title page of Chapman's Homer (The Crowne of all Homer's Worckes Batrachomyomachia . . .), Homer's Works as printed in Florence by Bernardus Nerlius, 1488; Prologue to The Canterbury Tales as printed by Richard Pynson ca. 1491; Sir Thomas More, Insula Utopia Figura; A Right Pithy, Pleasaunt and Merie Comedie, 1575; Fairie Queen, Ponsonbie, 1590; Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, Jaggard and Blount, 1623; Leviathan, Andrew Crooke, 1651; Milton, Poems, Moseley, 1645; Defoe, Reformation of Manners, 1702; Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Taylor, 1719; Pope, Rape of the Lock, Lintott, 1714; Fanny Burney, Autograph letter to her sister, 1803; Blake, ''The Passions'' Autograph draft; Tamerlane, by a Bostonian, 1827; William Cullen Bryant, ''Thanatopsis,'' Autograph copy in the poet's hand; Byron, ''The Dream,'' autograph draft of the poem; Inscription from Hawthorne to his wife; Emerson, ''Of Beauty,'' autograph of essay; Dickens, Oliver Twist autogrph of opening page; Thackeray, Vanity Fair, TP with illustration by author, 1848; Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852; Thoreau, Original pencil drawing, ''Map of Walden Pond,'' The Prince and the Pauper, dedication to Susie; Kipling, autograph notepage; Virginia Woolf; Yeats; Joyce; and Conrad.