Grand Street: 67; Fire
Grand Street, New York, 1999, Wraps, , , Very Good
241 pp. + advs. Bumps to corners, else fine. Poetry--John Ashbery from ''Girls on the Run''; Kendra Borgmann ''Genus: Rosa,'' ''Bed,'' ''Now Showing at the Roxy,''; Tomas Harris, ''Danger Zones,'' ''Sea of Crisis,'' ''The Burning Afternoons of Cathay''; Fiction--Roberto Bolano, ''Phone Calls''; Fydor Dostoyevsky, ''Siberian Notebook'' (tr. Peter Constantine); Laura Hird, ''The Last Supper''; Bilge Karasu ''Fork''; Linda Le ''Voice Crisis'' (tr. Deborah Treisman); Cees Nooteboom, Portrait of an other; Andrew O'Hagan, ''The Sea Shore''; Ben Okri, ''Infinite Riches''; Artist's Portfolio--Yves Klein, notes by Walter Hopps; Cai-Guo Qiang Portfolio; David King, ''Enemies of the People''; Ana Mendieta wtih notes by Charles Mereweather; Eduardo Paolozzi, Portfolio, notes by Jessica Morgan; Nonfiction--Jose Saramago, ''The Nobel Prize Lecture";"/imgs/000838.jpg;
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]