Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2013 Issue

"An Upstate New York State of Mind"


“Last year in Pasadena for the LA book fair we visited the Huntington, and held a joint reception with the Zamorano Club. This year, in addition to Bruce McKinney, we visited the home of fellow member Bruce Crawford, and gathered for drinks with the Book Club of California membership. This year in June we are exploring visits to institutional collections in both Oxford and London as well as tours of private libraries in Hampstead and elsewhere.”

“The purpose of all this,” he continued, “is to involve as many of our members as possible worldwide in the activities of the club; to mix our various constituencies -- collectors, librarians, the book trade -- in mutually beneficial ways;  and to attract new members. Of the 60-75 events we run every year, about 10-15 are held outside of New York City.”


The Grolier Club:  www.grolierclub.org


Reach writer Susan Halas at: wailukusue@gmail.com

The items shown in the 3 slideshows are as follows:

Image 1
17. Loss of the Steamboat Swallow April 7th, 1845    
23. Rondout.  A painting by F. B. Cramer circa 1932    
30-31. Broadside. In the Committee of Safety… Fish-Kills, Oct. 9, 1776 & Broadside. In Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York. Fish-Kill, Dec. 21, 1776    
33. Glens Falls.  A painting by Henry A. Ferguson [1851-1911] painted around 1865
41. Map of the village of Auburn, 1834. Home of William H. Seward    
45. Photograph. First locomotive in Ulster County, NY. August, 1868, on the Wallkill Valley Rail Road

Image 2
40. Broadside. Price List. Abbott & Lawrence, Liberty Stove Works and Hollow-Ware. Feb. 1, 1856. One of about a dozen broadsides relating to woodstove manufacturing in my possession.
1. Building the New York Subway 1904-1907.  By Ernest Lawson
10-11. Steamboat Isaac Newton.  N. Currier & Burning of the Henry Clay near Yonkers.  N. Currier    
21. A painting of Rondout looking east by N. Luici circa 1929.
58. Benjamin’s New Map, Hudson River, 1845    
61. Broadside.  “Stage Office Removed! From T. Morris’s Hotel, to Navy Island. 1847. From Oxford via. Catskill, to New York in two days.” Oxford, April 1, 1847    
78. Bound volume of the Poughkeepsie Journal and Constitutional Republican, 1810. Published by Paraclete Potter    
79. Broadside. “Troy, Albany, New York and the West. –via the favorite Delaware & Hudson R. R.” 1888    
80-81. Broadside. “Theatre Music Hall, Kingston. Grand Opening  For a limited number of nights, by a First Class Dramatic Company.” Sep. 1, n.d. & Broadside. “Theatre! Military Hall, Kingston! Romeo and Juliet.” August 10, 1857    
83. Broadside. “Theatre!! Kingston. Castle Spectre, or the Unnatural Brother.” August 13, 1857

Image 3
51. Atlas of the Hudson River Valley, Section 22, Ulster and Dutchess, Kingston facing Rhinecliff [with] Esopus Creek near Kingston. Cruseman van Elten    
52. Map of the State of New York. Jacob Willets. Published by Paraclete Potter, 1815. Engraved by James D. Stout    
63. Looking south toward the Catskill Mountain House on the Catskill ridge line. Paul Weber, 1855    
72. A painting by Anna Young of Marlborough, a niece of Samuel F. B. Morse    
73. Pages 53 and 54 from the Ulster County Atlas, 1871.  An image of the Office and Depot of S. & W. B. Fitch.  The building survives.  Later hand colored.    
77. Assorted postcards of primarily Ulster County, circa 1894-1925

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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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