BRION GYSIN

(GYSIN, Brion) Van Vechten, Carl.  Portrait of Brion Gysin.  Gelatin silver print.  9-1/2 x 7  inches, New York:  March 26th, 1957.  Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative.  Matted.  $1,500 […]

STANDING IN THE SHADOWS

ALLEN, Hervey.  Anthony Adverse [with:] The Syllabus of a Novel to Be Called Anthony Adverse.  Decorations by Allan McNab.  3 vols. 8vo, New York:  Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. on Murray Hill, 1933.  First edition, no. 85 of 105 copies signed by the author. Syllabus (1932), no. 491 of 1000 copies.  Original brown suede cloth with […]

THE ORIGINS OF ‘THE LION KING’

229445 DISCH, Thomas M.  King of the Kalahari. A Treatment [9-page Treatment for animated motion picture, eventually filmed as The Lion King, with a small group of related material: Autograph memorandum on Disch’s stationery: “Nov ’88, idea at lunch Oct 11 ’88”; with TLS from Charles Fink on Disney letterhead conveying three marked draft scripts […]

Sturt's BOCP in Two Bindings

Booksellers aren’t usually keen to advertise that they have more than one copy of a work in stock; it might undercut the dealer’s claim of a book’s rarity.  For the binding historian, however,  two (or more) copies of a book in period dress offer a chance to explore the choices that different binders made in […]