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).
Around this lovely valley rise The purple hills of Paradise. O, softly on yon banks of haze, Her rosy face the Summer lays! Becalmed along the azure sky, The argosies of cloudland lie, Whose shores, with many a shining rift, Far off their pearl-white peaks uplift. Through all the long midsummer-day The meadow-sides are sweet with hay. I seek the coolest sheltered seat, Just where the field and forest meet,- Where grow the pine-trees tall and bland, The ancient oaks austere and grand, And fringy roots and pebbles fret The ripples of the rivulet. I watch the mowers, as they go Through the tall grass, a white-sleeved row. With even stroke their scythes they swing, In tune their merry whetstones ring. Behind the nimble youngsters run, And toss the thick swaths in the sun. The cattle graze, while, warm and still, Slopes the broad pasture, basks the hill, And bright, where summer breezes break, The green wheat crinkles like a lake. The butterfly and humblebee Come to the pleasant woods with me; Quickly before me runs the quail, Her chickens skulk behind the rail; High up the lone wood-pigeon sits, And the woodpecker pecks and flits. Sweet woodland music sinks and swells, The brooklet rings its tinkling bells, The swarming insects drone and hum, The partridge beats its throbbing drum. The squirrel leaps among the boughs, And chatters in his leafy house. The oriole flashes by; and, look! Into the mirror of the brook, Where the vain bluebird trims his coat, Two tiny feathers fall and float. As silently, as tenderly, The down of peace descends on me. O, this is peace! I have no need Of friend to talk, of book to read: A dear Companion here abides; Close to my thrilling heart He hides; The holy silence is His Voice: I lie and listen, and rejoice.John Townsend Trowbridge [1827-1916]