Grand Street: 68; Symbols
Grand Street, New York, 1999, Wraps, , , Very Good
233 pp. + advs. Light bumps to corners, else fine. Ozren Kebo, Hell; Alberto Guerra Narnjo, There Are Blows in Life So Hard . . .; Willie Cole (Portfolio); Vladimir Nabokov, Cubes; Lesley Dauer, Two Poems; Alecander Haussner, Under Robert's Sky; Martha Black Jordan, Chinese Landscape by Fan K'uan; Claude Levi-Strauss, Letter to Paul Rivet, June 17, 1938 & The Shatter Hologram; Jorge Luis Borges, The Dialogues of Ascetic and King; Alfred Jensen (Portfolio); Mitchell Feigenbaum, The Cow and I; Grover Amen, Three Poems, Fabio Morabito, Man on the Run; Tomaz Salamun, Six Poems; Andrei Tarkovsky, Hoffmanniana; William Eggleston (Portfolio); Mike Davis, L.A.'s Pentacostal Earthquake; Elaine Feinstein, Two Poems; Nizar Kabbani, Grant Me Love That I May Bloom and Green; Shaker ''Gift Drawings'' (Portfolio); Michael Hoffmann, Two Poems; Lidia Jorge, The Instrumentaling; Brennen T. Lukas, Two Poems; Brigid Berlin, Sweets; The Luo Brothers (Portfolio); David Hellman, Three Poems; Murathan Mungan, This Side of the Legend; Brooke Wiese, He and She; Ravinder Reddy (Portfolio); Charles Merewether, The Rise ad Fall of Monuments; Peter Constantine, Two Poems; Chris Mannerlein (Portfolio); Kevin Young, Two Poems; Sarah Louise Williams, The BlueMan at Thirty-Five Feet; Sara Wallace, The North Place; Milisav Savit, Stifling.
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]