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May 23, 2017 12:00 PM - June 2, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) Nine Associated Books.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3012T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2017 12:00PM


Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) Nine Associated Books. Including: two books that belonged to Bishop, with her signature: J.R. Ackerley's My Dog Tulip, London: Secker & Warburg, 1956, with dust jacket; and Wenzel's House Decoration in Nubia, Toronto: University Press, [1972], with dust jacket; three books given by Bishop to Alice Methfessel with signed presentation inscriptions: George Herbert's Selected Poetry, New York: Signet Classics, 1967, paperback; Robert Lowell's Day by Day, New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1978, paperback; Sylvia Plath's Ariel, New York: Harper & Row, 1966, first edition, in the dust jacket; one book presented to Bishop: Dorothy Walsh's Literature and Knowledge, Middletown: Wesleyan, 1969, first edition, in the dust jacket; one book that belonged to Alice Methfessel: E.B. White's Stuart Little, New York: Harper, 1945, second edition, in publisher's binding and dust jacket; Candace MacMahon's Elizabeth Bishop, a Bibliography, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1980, signed and inscribed to Methfessel on the title page by MacMahon; [and] the program for A Service in Memory of Elizabeth Bishop, Agassiz House, Harvard, October 21, 1979, with a list of contributors to the service and hymns, an eight-page pamphlet. (9)
Estimate $300-500

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George Herbert, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Walsh, Candace MacMahon, Alice Methfessel, Charlottesville, London, Middletown, Toronto