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Easter with Yeats March 31, 2013

Easter, 1916. by W.B. Yeats. 4to, original bright green printed wrappers.  Easter, 1916, the first publication of one of Yeats’ greatest poems, and the rarest of all of the poet’s publications. The Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic began on Monday, April 24, and lasted until April 30, 1916. Of the uprising Yeats wrote:  The Dublin tragedy has been a great sorrow and anxiety. . . . I have little doubt there…

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The Joy of Cooking March 18, 2013

The first edition of The Joy of Cooking,1931  It is the most popular and best-selling cookbook in American history, with nearly 18 million copies sold. It is the only cookbook to be included in the New York Public Library’s list of 150 Influential Books of the Century. The original edition was privately published by the author in an edition of 3000 copies and was illustrated by the author’s daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker, who also designed the spectacular…

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Elizabeth Bishop Paints February 26, 2013

“Pansies” Gouache and graphite on paper, 15 ” x 12 ¼” , 1960. Bishop’s largest and most finished recorded painting. Photo of Elizabeth Bishop for review of Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box. Photo by Joseph Breitenbach When the prominent poet Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979 her long time partner and executor Alice Methfessel unearthed a collection of 11 paintings and 2 assemblages that were done by Bishop between 1934-1978.  The work spans much of…

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