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BOOKS WE FINISHED XIV


The Caxton Club Revels Auction

December 12, 2012 (12-12-12)

ART, ANTIQUES, AND ARCHITECTURE

1. Seymour and Violet Altman


THE BOOK OF BUFFALO POTTERY


Schiffer, 1987

Elbert Hubbard was a party to the founding of this company

Donated by Jerry Meyer
2. Thomas Bewick

A MEMOIR WRITTEN BY HIMSELF


Oxford, 1975

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost

3. Thomas Bewick


THREE PRINTS ON ONE PAGE


Hesterberg Press

Three great Bewick vignettes on one page, with notes: Cow and Broken Fence, Man Fallen in Stream, and The Little Bustard (probably broke the fence and pushed the man)

Donated by William C. Hesterberg

4. BEWICK WOOD-ENGRAVINGS


Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985

There’s plenty of Thomas Bewick this year; keep going

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost
5. THE BRILLIANT LINE: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650

Providence Museum of Art, 2009

Great collection of the work of engravers, with close-ups to show how they worked

Donated by Susan F. Rossen


6. H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

A VISION OF BRITAIN


Doubleday, 1989

One of Charles’s discussions of British architecture

Donated by Bill Locke

7. Alastair Duncan


THE PARIS SALONS, VOL. IV: Ceramics and Glass


Antique Collectors’ Club, 1998

Solid hardcover of history and beautiful pictures

Donated by Jerry Meyer
8. Laurent Felix-Faure

LAND OF SKIES AND WATERS: Holland Through The Eyes Of Its Painters


Lemniscaat, 2006

These are views of Dutch scenery not just through the eyes of painters of the classical era of Dutch painting, but from more abstract moderns as well

Donated by Bob Karrow
9. GLAZE, FORM, AND EXECUTION: American and European Art Pottery

Treadway Gallery, 2000

Donated by Jerry Meyer
10. W.J. Hardy

BOOK-PLATES


Kegan Paul, 1893

An obnoxiously ex-lib copy of a nice book


From the Estate of Bernie Rost

11. Lucile Henske


ART POTTERY OF AMERICA


Schiffer, 1996

Donated by Jerry Meyer


12. Chuimei Ho, Bennet Bronson

SPLENDORS OF CHINA’S FORBIDDEN CITY


Field Museum, 2004

A memorable exhibition of seldom-seen treasures

Donated by Wendy C. Husser

13. HOMAGE TO MARC CHAGALL


Tudor Publishing, 1969

American edition of a special issue of XXe Siecle, this one lacking the Chagall lithograph which was bound in. Does have a Chagall obituary and a certificate from Merrill Chase Galleries verifying that it is a book

Donated by Bill Locke
14. Sharon and Bob Huxford

THE COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSEVILLE POTTERY


Collector, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer


15. Sharon and Bob Huxford

THE COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSEVILLE POTTERY, 2d Series

Collector, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer
16. Sharon and Bob Huxford

THE COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WELLER POTTERY


Collector, 1998

Donated by Jerry Meyer


17. William M. Ivins, Jr.

PEOPLE AND PRINTS

Harvard, 1926

From the Estate of Bernie Rost
18. Gary Kirsner

THE METTLACH BOOK


Glentiques, 1994

A guide to great German stoneware

Donated by Jerry Meyer
19. Robert Koch

LOUIS C. TIFFANY


Schiffer, 2001

The collected writings of Koch on the life and work of Tiffany

Donated by Jerry Meyer
20. Ralph and Terry Kovel

KOVELS’ AMERICAN ART POTTERY


Crown, 1993

Donated by Jerry Meyer


21. LETTERIO CALAPAI: A 50-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE (1934-1984)

Landfall Press, 1984

And

LETTERIO CALAPAI: WOODCUTS AND ENGRAVINGS, 1934-1977


Workshop Gallery, 1977

Two original prints will be found farther along in this catalog

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost
22. Don Marek

GRAND RAPIDS ART METALWORK: 1902-1918


Heartwood, 1999

Donated by Jerry Meyer

23. Barbara A. Perry

AMERICAN ART POTTERY


Abrams, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer


24. David Rago

AMERICAN ART POTTERY


Knickerbocker, 1997

Some of us collect more than books

Donated by Jerry Meyer
25. THE ROCKWELL KENT GALLERY AND COLLECTION

Dedication program, 1978

And

A SELECT GROUP OF GRAPHICS BY ROCKWELL KENT


Workshop Gallery of Letterio Calapai, 1974

From the Estate of Bernie Rost


26. J.M. Rogers

EMPIRE OF THE SULTANS: Ottoman Art from the Khalil Collection


Art Services International, 2000

Couched in splendor

Donated by Wendy C. Husser
27. Paul Royka

FIREWORKS: New England Art Pottery of the Arts & Crafts Movement


Schiffer, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer


28. Giuseppi Schiro

THE PALATINE CHAPEL


Mistretta, 2003

The English edition of this guide to the Palatine artworks

Donated by Wendy C. Husser

29. Franz Schulze

MIES VAN DER ROHE: A Critical Biography


University of Chicago, 1985

If you seek his monument, walk a few blocks east.

Donated by John Blew
30. Moise S. Steeg, Jr.

TIFFANY FAVRILE ART GLASS


Schiffer, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer



31. THOMAS BEWICK RE-DISCOVERED


Letterio Calapai, 1969

Exhibition catalog, with an introduction by R. Hunter Middleton

From the Estate of Bernie Rost

32. Susan Thrane and Tom Patterson


STATE HOUSES: America’s 50 State Capitol Buildings


Boston Mills, 2005

From the grandiose to the strictly utilitarian

Donated by John Blew
33. Larry Ulrich, Pamela Verduin Cain

BIG SUR TO BIG BASIN


Chronicle, 1998

A photographic study of the neglected central area of the California coast

Donated by Bill Locke
34. Martin Van Maele

THE SATYRICAL DRAWINGS


Cytherea Press, 1978

Very limited edition volume purporting to contain all the art of this master of the questionable illustration

Donated by Robert W. Karrow
35. Joan F. Van Patten

COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NIPPON PORCELAIN, 4th Series

Collector’s, 1997

Donated by Jerry Meyer
36. Joan F. Van Patten

COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NIPPON PORCELAIN, 5th Series

Collector’s, 1998

Donated by Jerry Meyer
37. Lionello Venturi

BOTTICELLI

Oxford, 1937

Includes a Rockwell Kent-style bookplate for contrast

Gift of Frank Schier and the Gesley estate


38. VISITING SICILY

Arnone, 1999

Traveler’s Guide to art encountered along the way

Donated by Wendy C. Husser

39. Alexander von Vegesack

THONET: Classic Furniture in bent Wood and Tubular Steel


Hazar, 1996

Donated by Jerry Meyer


40. Masako Watanabe

STORYTELLING IN JAPANESE ARTS


Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011

Numerous folding plates, so you see the full story

Donated by Susan Rossen
41. Martha Wolff

KINGS, QUEENS, AND COURTIERS: Art in Early Renaissance France


The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011

Hardcover edition of pictures of the Beautiful People of their day

Donated by Susan F. Rossen

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42.James N. Wood


MASTER PAINTINGS IN THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO


Art Institute of Chicago, 2006

What would YOU choose as the major masters here?

Donated by Wendy Husser

BIBLIOGRAPHY & BOOK COLLECTING

43. Phil Baines


PENGUIN BY DESIGN


Penguin, 2005

A seventieth anniversary look at the art of Penguin covers; paperback, of course

Donated by Susan Rossen
44. BOOK TALK

Oak Knoll, 2006

Inscribed by one of the editors--Caxtonian Robert H Jackson--and Marty Greeene, author of the essay on the first book published in Antarctica

From the Estate of Bernie Rost


45. John Carter

TASTE & TECHNIQUE IN BOOK COLLECTING


Private Libraries Association, 1977

A later printing of one of the classics in the field

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost

46. Riva Castleman


A CENTURY OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS


Museum of Modern Art, 1994

Massive catalog of an exhibit showing what some people can do with a book if you aren’t watching

Donated by Susan F. Rossen
47. CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE: An Exhibition In The Great Hall Of The Library Of Congress

Library of Congress, 1979

Beautiful catalog, with an introduction by Caxtonian James M. Wells

Donated by Bob Karrow


48. FINE BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS

Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1975


From the Estate of Bernie Rost

49. Gilbert Highet


PEOPLE, PLACES, AND BOOKS


Oxford, 1953

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost


50. THE IRISH BOOK COLLECTION OF MAE KENNEDY KANE

Dominican University, 2012

Donated by Dominican University
51. Holbrook Jackson

DREAMERS OF DREAMS


Farrar, Straus, nd

Special Christmas gift edition for 1950 SIGNED by Caxtonian Carl Kroch

Donated by an Anonymous Krochwatcher
52. Llewellyn Jones

HOW TO CRITICIZE BOOKS


Norton, 1928

Because we all do

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost
53. Diane Klemin

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK: Its Art and Craft

Clarkson Potter, 1970

A classic look at the field

Donated by Susan Rossen

54. Brian Lamb


BOOKNOTES


Times Books, 1999

From the Estate of Bernie Rost


55. Wilmarth Lewis

COLLECTORS PROGRESS


Constable, 1952

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost


56. James Russell Lowell

AMONG MY BOOKS


Houghton-Mifflin, 1891

and

AMONG MY BOOKS, 2d Series


Houghton Mifflin, 1876

From the Estate of Bernie Rost


57. A. Edward Newton

THE GREATEST BOOK IN THE WORLD AND OTHER PAPERS


Little Brown, 1925, 4th ptg

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost


58. Catherine Porter

MILLER’S COLLECTING BOOKS


Miller’s, 1998

Guidelines and pictures and prices, oh my

Donated by Jerry Meyer
59. Ronald Searle

SLIGHTLY FOXED—BUT STILL DESIRABLE


2001

Searle’s cartoons based on bibliographic descriptions

Donated by a Random Bibliomaniac
60. George Steele Seymour

ADVENTURES WITH BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS


Chicago: The Bookfellows, 1920

1 of 500 printed at the Torch Press (founded by a Caxtonian); Helmut Seibert’s copy

Donated by Lee J. Harrer
61. Marianne Tidcombe

“T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press”


Antiques, August, 1993

The work of a legendary printer (who, a century ago, addressed the Caxton Club)

Donated by Bill Locke

62. Kurt Weitzmann


LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION


Braziller, 1977

Donated by Minna Novick


BOOKS BEAUTIFULLY MADE

63. Alex Borgen



MEDITATIONS: Dreams, Water, and Pulp

A boxed set of three single page folded booksmade with handmade abaca paper and inclusions. The books follow a surreal dreamscape of watery landscapes and abstracted journeys.

Donated by Alex Borgen
64. Will Bradley

APPROPRIATENESS IN TYPOGRAPHIC DECORATION


Clinker Press, 2003

Printed for the FABS trip to Pasadena

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost
65. Christopher Hausby

THE SYNOPTIC COLLECTION


2003

Copy #36 of this specially cased collection of small volumes of the calligraphy and other art of this artist. The NEWBERRY has copy #37.

Donated by Robert W. Karrow
*66. LEAF

1450-1476

This leaf comes from the Litany of Saints, imploring prayers from, among others, the Patron Saint of Accountants and the Patron Saint of Tent-Makers, for support. There are 16 lines on each side, including 31 illuminated initials and 27 line extenders in blue and red and burnished gold

Donated by Junie Sinson


67. THE MONSEN TYPE MANUAL

Monsen, 1929

I like the page “Cooper Black for White Letters”

Donated by Lynn Martin

68. ROCKWELL KENT DINNER

S.T.A. invitation, nd

From the Estate of Bernie Rost




69. LA ROSE DE BAKAWATI

Piazza, 1924

9th edition of this prettily ornamented little novel in French

Donated by Bev Offen


70. SCRAPPED

Pony Barn Press, 1932

An excerpt from Paraphs, a book originally published by Knopf for the Society of Calligraphers

Donated by Steve Tomashefsky

71. Robert Seaver


YE BUTCHER, YE BAKER, YE CANDLE STICK MAKER


Houghton Mifflin, 1908

Verse on modern society, written and illustrated by this quite unsung maker of satiric woodcuts. Two pages in the back advertise other books using these imitation primitives

Donated by Muriel Underwood
72. William Shakespeare

HAMLET

Folio Society, 2007

From the Letter-Press Shakespeare, text in a slipcase accompanied by the Oxford Press edition; 1 of 3750. Shakespeare goes to ancient Danish history for his classic tale of revenge and madness (and flower language)

Donated by James R. Donnelley


73. William Shakespeare

KING LEAR

Folio Society, 2007

From the Letter-Press Shakespeare, text in a slipcase accompanied by the Oxford Press edition; 1 of 3750. Shakespeare goes to ancient English history for a tale of fathers and daughters, age and youth, love and death

Donated by James R. Donnelley


74. William Shakespeare

MACBETH

Folio Society, 2007

From the Letter-Press Shakespeare, text in a slipcase accompanied by the Oxford Press edition; 1 of 3750. Shakespeare turned to ancient Scottish history for a tale of ambition, murder, and guilt

Donated by Jim Donnelley


75. William Shakespeare

OTHELLO

Folio Society, 2007

From the Letter-Press Shakespeare, text in a slipcase accompanied by the Oxford Press edition; 1 of 3750. Shakespeare produced this tale of jealousy and suspicion, and the Folio Society tried to make an edition of it that was as readable as it was beautiful

Donated by Jim Donnelley


76. William Shakespeare

TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR


Ballantyne Press, 1900

The title page is unnecessarily artsy, but the rest of the book is readable; illustration by Charles Ricketts

Donated by Steve Tomashefsky
77. SPECIMEN OF BASKERVILLE

Hesterberg Press, 2011

9 of 25 copies

Donated by Bill Hesterberg


78. THINGS THAT DREAM

Stanford University, 2012

Catalog of an exhibition of drawings and calligraphy based around the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca, with text by Bruce Nixon, drawings by Manuel Neri, and calligraphy by Thomas Ingmire
*79. Mark Twain

HUCKLEBERRY FINN


Pennyroyal Press, 1985

This is the signed, limited edition, with a slipcased portfolio of individual prints of the Barry Moser illustrations for this cornerstone of American literature

Donated by Bob McCamant
80. TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS

Inkwell Press, 1980 (1983?)

1 of 500 copies, heavy on illustrations, of this memorial to WAD, artist, designer, and advertising pioneer

Donated by Lee J. Harrer



81. TYPE TAKES A BEATING


S.T.A. Keepsake, 1941

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost

82. VOICES TO SHARE

Haybarn Press, 2011

Poetry in translation; 1 of 100 copies, signed and illustrated by Ed Colker

Donated by Ed Colker

83. Jack Walsdorf


ON COLLECTING WILLIAM MORRIS


The Printery, 2006

Includes two tipped-in photos of Morris and a facsimile leaf; #113 of 150 copies

Donated by Kay Michael Kramer
84. XXX PLUS ONE

LaFayette, CA: 1978


The printer’s copy of this limited edition retrospective of Tommy’s Christmas Books, listing each of Mr. Tommasini’s annual publications, with the print run o each, and a directory of persons and institutions with complete or nearly complete collections. The donor wonders how many Caxtonians are in this list

Donated by Lee J. Harrer


CARTOGRAPHY & TRAVEL
85. A LA PHOTO VIEWS/INDEXED WORLD ATLAS

Rand McNally, ca. 1887

A pocket-sized advertisement for the printing available from Rand McNally, as well as for their new indexed world atlas

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


86. Melville G. Branch

ATLAS OF RARE CITY MAPS: Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842


Princeton Architectural Press, 1997

Deluxe format reprint of this classic

Donated by Morrell M. Shoemaker, Jr.
87. GREAT BRITAIN

Baedeker, 1910

Expertly rebound, with the original cloth over leather

Donated by Minna Novick


88 HOLLAND

Grieben, 1929

German travel guide with plenty of maps

Donated by Roger S. Baskes

89. ITALIA CENTRALE

Touring Club of Italy, 1925

Originally designed for bicycle tours, these are some of the nicest guides to Italy

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


90. ITALY AND NAPLES

Baedeker, 1909

Expertly rebound, with the original cloth over leather

Donated by Minna Novick


91. LONDON

Baedeker, 1911

Expertly rebound, with the original cloth over leather

Donated by Minna Novick


92. Rolland Jenkins

THE MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE


Putnam, 1927

Profusely illustrated with photos and maps: how to take a cruise during the Roaring Twenties

Donated by Roger S. Baskes
93. MUNSTER HOLY LAND MAP PUZZLE

Facsimile of an antique geometrical puzzle, in which blocks must be moved a certain way to attain the correct new position. This one is based on Sebastien Munster’s map of the Holy Land, and requires redistribution of the Twelve Tribes

Donated by Bob Karrow
94. NORWAY, SWEDEN AND DENMARK

Baedeker, 1909

Expertly rebound, with the original cloth over leather

Donated by Minna Novick


95. PEOPLE’S HANDY ATLAS OF THE WORLD

Geographical Publishing Co., ca. 1912

Nifty maps and charts; the one explaining time zones with different sizes of clock faces is by itself worth the price of admission

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


96. SIZILIEN’S SCHONSTE PLATZE

Grieben, 1926, 2d ed.

Scarce softcover German guide to the beauties of Sicily

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


97. TWO DUTCH SCHOOL ATLASES

A. Van Berkom, Atlas Des Oude Geschiedenis In Karten En Platen Wolters, 1901

And


A.L. De Bont, Atlas, ca. 1922

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


CAXTONIAN CREATORS

98. Dr. Benjamin Franklin



TWO TRACTS: “Introduction for Those Who Would Remove to America” and “Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America”

The Printery, 2004

The text of these two tracts is taken from the 1784 edition, reset in Caslon (long s, ligatures, capping scheme, catch-words and signature indicators, and all) by Caxtonian Kay Michael Kramer; #55 of 90

Donated by Kay Michael Kramer


99. William Hesterberg

THOMAS BEWICK


16 mm. Sound film documentary

From the Estate of Bernie Rost


100. Thomas Wentworth Higginson

AGE


Hesterberg Press, 1991

1 of 50 copies of this print, hand-colored "for those of his mature friends who know the importance of toys"

Donated by William Hesterberg
101. Celia Hilliard

THE WOMAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB OF CHICAGO


Woman’s Athletic Club, 1998

1 of 500 copies: researched and written by Celia Hilliard and produced by Kim Coventry

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe
102. Susan Jackson Keig

RACING SILKS AND WINNING COLORS

Beckett Paper, 1987

To show off the glory of its paper, Beckett published this slipcased volume with cut-out covers about a part of the racing life few people consider; designed by Susan Keig

Donated by Susan J. Keig


103. David Meyer


ERNIE & ME


Privately printed, 2003

1 of 100 copies: A tribute to the kind of friend everyone has at least one of

Donated by David Meyer
104. Audrey Niffenegger

THE NIGHT BOOKMOBILE


2010

A graphic novel about the books in the life of the main character

Donated by a Laughing Whitefish
105. NEWBERRY 125

The Book of the Newberry Quasquicentennial, designed by Hal Kugeler and edited by Kim Coventry, authors include a goodly a dozen Caxtonians and seven non-Caxtonians who have spoken at lunch or dinner, SIGNED by Newberry President David Spadafora


Gift of Dorothy L. Sinson

106. OPPOSED TO INDIFFERENCE: Poems of Memory and Conscience


Haybarn Press, 2012


1 of 100 copies illustrated and signed by Ed Colker

Donated by Ed Colker


*107. PANDORA’S BOX

Epicenter, 2002

A handmade box with 50 handmade prints (with and without text) exploring the myth of Pandora, whose name means All Gifts but whose legacy was considered to be all the evils of the world (plus one good). Among the writers and makers are Claire Van Vliet, Michael Thompson, Martha Chiplis, Marilyn Sward, and Audrey Niffenegger. Like the original, this box comes with a final surprise. #41 of 150 copies

Donated by Steve Woodall



108. Stanley Pargelis

“CLIO IN A STRAIT JACKET”


American Quarterly, Summer, 1959

On the subject of whether History is a Social Science

Donated by The Newberry Library
109. Tom Reilly

DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS


1 of 36 copies of this autobiographical anecdote, signed by the author and the illustrator (Lydia Halversen)

Printed, bound, and donated by Muriel Underwood




CAXTONIANA

110. BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Caxton Club flyers announcing the publication of John T. McCutcheon’s Book, Lincoln: The Constitutional Lawyer, Vincent Starrett’s Book Column, and A Visitor to Chicago in Indian Days (which includes a separate map of the route of the visitor), plus a request in 1988 for someone to donate the only two Caxton publications missing from the Club archives

111. THE CAXTON CLUB


The Caxton Club, 1895

Club directory printed by R.R. Donnelley, setting out the Officers, the Committee Members, and the Council, with the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and (the Club was two years old) one deceased member

Donated by Susan Levy
112. THE CAXTONIAN

May, 1996 issues, with articles about Gwendolyn Brooks, Abel Berland, and William Caxton. INSCRIBED by Abel Berland

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe

113. THE CAXTONIAN


Lot of about 130 issues, so you can catch up on what you’ve missed

Donated by Richardson Spofford


114. COLLECTORS AND CONNOISSEURS: THE CAXTON CLUB OF CHICAGO

gallery guide to a 1984 exhibition at the Newberry Library

Donated by The Caxton Club
115. DVD SET: Chicago

: Just a small selection from the Caxton meeting talks on Chicago, including Nathan Mason on Chicago’s public art (April, 2010), Richard Cahan and Michael Williams on Edgar Miller, and the subjects of some of their other Chicago books (October, 2010), Carl Smith on the Plan of Chicago (September, 2007), and George Lane on Chicago’s 19th Century Churches and Synagogues (September, 1998)


116. DVD SET: Crime in the World of Books

NOT including the Symposium on the subject, but instead Robert K. O’Neill on a sting to catch looters of Irish national culture (March 17, 1999), George Ritzlin on the map thefts of E. Forbes Smiley III (March, 2007), and Travis McDade with a tale of 19th century book theft, of which it was written “Perhaps these people, like the dog poisoners whom they resemble, cumber the earth merely to teach humility to those of us who are apt sometimes to think too complacently of human nature (June, 2009)


117. DVD SET: Last Mid-Day Dinner

Two-DVD set commemorating the last Caxton Club dinner at the Mid-Day Club, after a long relationship. One disc records the speeches of the evening; the other is a highlight reel of previously recorded dinners at the Mid-Day
118. ECONOMICS LOOKED IN THE EYE

The Caxton Club, 1947

Small but unapologetic flyer announcing that the price of Caxton luncheons will be going from $1.75 to $2.00; nicely written by the Treasurer who pleaded for the hike so that at least he wouldn’t have to keep making so much change while collecting the money
119. INVITATIONS: Anniversaries

Invitations to the Caxton Club’s Centennial Gala, a dinner in honor of the Newberry Library’s 50th anniversary, and a dinner in honor of the Caxton Club’s 50th (with a list of current members serving overseas)


120. INVITATIONS: Chicago and Illinois

Invitations to dinners on Prairie Platitudes, Maps and Books of the Great Lakes Region, and Early Illinois Writers, as well as a 1977 field trip to Hull House and a 1944 trip to the Art Institute


121. INVITATIONS: Cowboys

Invitations to dinner talks on They Called It the West (1954), The Cowboy in American Literature (1952), and Books of Western Fiction (1955)


122. INVITATIONS: David Randall

Invitations to a 1956 talk by the bookdealer turned Lilly Librarian, and a 1977 talk about him


123. INVITATIONS: Giants

Invitations to Caxton talks by some very big names: Stanley Morison (Typography), John Drury (Midwest Heritage), John G. Cawelti (Pornography), and Bruce Catton (The Civil War)


124. INVITATIONS: Literature

Invitations to talks entitled The Bad Boy in American Literature, With Henty in he Middle Ages, Imaginary Books and Libraries, and Adventures in Translating an Old Tale


125. INVITATIONS: 1957 Miscellany

The Caxton schedule for 1957 included talks on subjects as multifarious as Indiana’s superiority I literature, books on science, the future of the book, epitaphs of the famous, and copyright and personal property laws

126. INVITATIONS: Revels

Invitations to the 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, and 1957 year-end bacchanal; the 1945 Revels met in the Love Through The Ages Room at the Tavern Club and featured a storyteller from the USO


127. McCutcheon, John T.

JOHN MCCUTCHEON’S BOOK


Caxton Club, 1948

One of two books illustrated by McCutcheon published by the Club (to the disgust of some members who thought cartoons frivolous and McCutcheon too contemporary), 1 of 1000 copies, colophon by Bruce Rogers

Donated by Lee J. Harrer
128. THEODORE WESLEY KOCH: Address of Franklyn B. Snyder

Snyder delivered these remarks at the funeral of author/bibliographer/librarian/ Caxtonian Koch in 1941; this booklet was co-produced by The Caxton Club (of which he was President) and Northwestern University (at which he was Librarian). In its original, unused, mailing envelope

Donated by The Caxton Club
129. Amos R. Wells

SOCIAL EVENINGS

United Society of Christian Education, 1894


Another book by the author of that children’s classic “The Caxton Club”

Donated by The Newberry Library


130. WOOD-WORKING MACHINERY LIST

A.H.Hitchcock, August, 1924

Monthly from the Hitchcock offices at 1220-1235 The Caxton Building, in Chicago

Donated by The Newberry Library


131. Stefan Zweig

THE OLD BOOK-PEDDLER AND OTHER TALES FOR BIBLIOPHILES


Caxton Club, 1937

Translated by Caxtonian Theodore W. Koch

Donated by John Blew

CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS

132. CHICAGO-LAKE GENEVA: A 100-Year Road Trip

Chicago Map Society/Newberry Library, 2008

In 1905, a pioneering tour guide was published which printed pictures of the route you were to follow, rather than just maps and printed directions, to get from Chicago to Lake Geneva. A century later, an intrepid band took the same route, taking pictures along the way, so you could see how it had changed over the years

Donated by Robert W. Karrow

133. CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHS

LaSalle Bank, 2004

SIGNED by the curator of the collection

Donated by Bob Karrow
134. THE DEERING LIBRARY: An Illustrated History

Northwestern Library, 2008

A history of just one of the libraries named for Caxton Club Members

Donated by Northwestern University


135. Paul Dickson

BILL VEECK: Basbeall’s Greatest Maverick


Walker, 2012

SIGNED by the author as well as by Mrs. Bill Veeck and Mrs.Wendell Smith

Donated by Susan Levy
136. Jeanette Fields

A COMMUNITY LIFE


Keith Bringe, 2012

SIGNED by publisher for the auction

Interviews with the founder of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and other Chicago area cultural institution, also includes interviews with other people, including Caxtonians Wilbert Hasbrouck and Barbara Ballinger

Donated by Keith Bringe


137. Henry B. Fuller

THE CLIFF-DWELLERS


Harper, 1893

First edition of this classic of Chicago literature, with a bookplate based on a Dil Pickle Club design

Donated by John Blew

138. HANDWRITTEN ABSTRACT OF TITLE


Chicago, 1874

Investigating the provision of a canal to attach the Illinois River to Lake Michigan

Donated by Richard Lamm
139. Denison Bingham Hull

DENNIS BINGHAM HULL: A Man of Many Talents, Written By Himself


Privately published, 1985

Printed by R.R. Donnelley, this copy is SIGNED by the author

Donated by J. W. Locke

140. Archie Lieberman, Robert Cromie


CHICAGO


Rand McNally, 1985

Handsome coffee table exploration of Chicago in photographs

Donated by Minna Novick
141. Charles H. Rammelkamp

ILLINOIS COLLEGE: A Centennial History


Yale, 1928

A solid narrative history

Donated by John Blew
142. Alan B. Reed

COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PICKARD CHINA


Collector’s, 1995

Chicago company whose china was often painted first by artists at the Art Institute and sent to Europe to be fired

Donated by Jerry Meyer
143. David C. Stockwell

CHICAGO


Bonecchi, 1999

A guide in German to the sights of The Windy City


Donated by Janis Wellin Notz



CHILDREN
144. Jean de Brunhoff

HISTOIRE DE BABAR


Hachette, 2008

A nice new copy of this classic

Donated by Janis W. Notz
145. CORNELL’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY

D. Appleton, 1863

With insert on the 1860 Census

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


146. Nora Gaydos

NOW I KNOW MY ABCS


Innovative Kids, 2006

ABC book with riddles, puzzles, and letter tiles

Donated by Janis Wellin Notz

147. Harriet E. Huntington


TUNE UP: The Instruments of the Orchestra and Their Players


Junior Literary Guild, 1942

A sort of prose Young Person’s Guide to he Orchestra, with artistic photography by the author

Donated by Celia Hilliard

CHRISTMAS

148. BOOKLIKE BOX OF CHRISTMAS CARDS

This pretty volume conceals a collection of Christmas cards and envelopes, and can be used to tuck correspondence, Christmas mailing lists, etc., away on a shelf the rest of the year

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe


149. DVD CLASSICS (?)

Actually a collection of Christmas cartoons and movies the company could reprint for a song: includes one 1950s Santa Claus played by a celebrity Mexican wrestler, and a 1960s made-for-TV heartwarmer with John Houseman as a crusty old choir director. Cheesy fun for the whole family

Donated by a Christmas cinephile
150 LEFTOVER CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Karen Skubish insisted on having good old English crackers--those tubes that pop open with a bang and dispense jokes, toys, and party hats--at the Caxton Revels. We haven't used them in a while, and there are some left over from the last time we did: not enough for another revel, but enough for a family party. I hope the gunpowder is still good


151. David Sedaris

HOLIDAY ON ICE


Book on CD, read by the author: how his family did the holidays

Donated by Bill Locke


152. Hendrik Willem Van Loon

THE MESSAGE OF THE BELLS


Garden City, 1947

Donated by Lee J. Harrer


153. WAR BONDS CHRISTMAS CARDS

Four designs from World War II Christmas War Bond Posters become cards

Donated by the Pritzker Military Museum
FOOD & WINE

154. Jane Brody


JANE BRODY’S GOOD FOOD BOOK: Living the High-Carbohydrate Way

Norton, 1985

They don’t hardly make ‘em like that no more

Donated by Susan J. Keig



155. Jane Grigson


THE ART OF CHARCUTERIE

Knopf, 1968

That’s meat preparation, for those of you not in on the vocabulary of Q-sine

Donated by Susan Jackson Keig



156. THE STAG AT EASE


Caxton Printers, 1938

A collection of recipes from male celebrities of the day, including George Ade, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Ogden Nash, William Steig, A.A. Milne, and Caxtonian Christopher Morley


Donated by Janis W. Notz




157. Alice B. Toklas

THE ALICE B. TOKLAS COOKBOOK


Harper, 1984

This is the edition with the introduction by M.F.K. Fisher

Donated by Susan J. Keig
HISTORY
158. Isabella Bird

THE ENGLISHWOMAN IN AMERICA


Lakeside Press, 2012

The Lakeside Classic for this year features the experiences of a great traveler

Donated by Susan Levy
159. Will and Ariel Durant

A DUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY


Simon & Schuster, 1977

The folks who did Civilization before Kenneth Clarke got to it

Donated by Jeanne Zasadil and Nancy Brzezinski

160. Thomas Frank



WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?

Holt, 2005

The revised paperback edition, SIGNED by the author

Donated by Ed Quattrocchi

161. Geoffrey Hindley


ENGLAND IN THE AGE OF CAXTON


That’s William, not the Caxton Club

Donated by a Shelf-Cleaner


162. Sean Parnell

OUTLAW PLATOON


Morrow, 2012

One Platoon’s War in Afghanistan, w/ DVD of the author's talk at the Pritzker; SIGNED


Donated by the Prizker Military Museum

163. PICTORIAL REVIEW OF WORLD WAR II

Geographical Publishing Co., 1946

Though the cover title of this is Monarch Atlas of the World, the first half of the book is, indeed, dedicated to a pictorial history of the war

Donated by Roger S. Baskes
164. Paul Pike Pullen

COUNTRY BANKER


Privately published, 1976

Memoirs discovered after the death of the author, who was banker in Evansville, Wisconsin, "Where everyone knows whose check is good and whose husband isn't"

Donated by Mary Morony
165. SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND: A Visitor’s Guide

Rand McNally, 1923

A thoroughly illustrated little handbook (the photo captioned “Celebrating the Visit of the Wild Ducks to Lake Merritt”—p. 44--sticks in the mind, rather.)

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


*166. Ida B. Tarbell

THE HISTORY OF THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY


1925

Two volumes, in dust jacket of one of the great works of Twentiet Century historical writing

Donated by John Blew

LITERATURE

167. Ray Bradbury


FOREVER AND THE EARTH


Croissant & Co., 1984

#62 of 300 copies of this radio drama SIGNED by the author

Donated by Ed Quattrocchi
168. Cervantes

DON QUIXOTE


Random House, 1941

Slipcased; illustrated by Hans Alexander Mueller

Donated by Jan Figa
169. Joseph Heller

GOOD AS GOLD


Simon & Schuster, 1979

SIGNED by the author of Catch-22

Donated by Jeanne Zasadil and Nancy Brzezinski
170. Ernest Hemingway

ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES


Scribner, 1950

NOT Over the River and Through the Woods; a Caxton Christmas favorite


Donated from the direction of Oak Park
171. C.E.M. Joad

THE BOOK OF JOAD


Faber, 1941

One of this book’s subtitles describes it excellently: “A Belligerent Autobiography”

Donated by Ed Quattrocchi
172. John LeCarre

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD


Coward, 1964

First American edition of this landmark novel

Donated by Ed Quatrocchi
173. Lincoln MacVeagh

OLD MONEY

Tower, 2012

A farce about exclusive people in exclusive clubs, a copy of this shiny new book was sent to the Caxton Club by its author, with never a mention as to whether he is related to any of the MacVeaghs who were Caxtonians in days of yore.

Donated by Lincoln MacVeagh


174. Edna St. Vincent Millay

HUNSTMAN, WHAT QUARRY?


Harper, 1939

A classic collection of her work

Donated by Ed Quattrocchi
175. Eugene O’Neill

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT


Yale, 1956

and

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN


Random House, 1952

Two late books from the master of theatre

Donated by Ed Quattrocchi
176. PARIS GUIDE, TOME II: La Vie

1869


1200 page guide to life in Paris (in French) by the best writers the editors could get hold of: Nadar, Hugo, Sardou, etc. Some water damage at back

Donated by Roger S. Baskes


177. Charles E. Quirk

RHYMES OF A SUMMER


1932

Inscribed by Quirk to "a fellow rower": Typescript carbon bound in what was no doubt a small edition of poetry, some of it dealing with inside jokes among fellow sailors, some on concerns of interest to all poets, some good, some verse

Donated by Richard Lamm
178. John Sandford

STORM PREY


Putnam, 2010

Wouldn’t be a Caxton auction without a few thrills

Donated by Roger S. Baskes
179. Gore Vidal

1876

Random House, 1976

SIGNED by Vidal; buy it now: the price will go up in 2026

Donated by Jeanne Zasadil and Nancy Brzezinski




MUSIC AND DANCE

180. Gabriel Faure


THE 2 PIANOS CONCERTOS


CD of the Schubert Ensemble (Doesn’t anybody say “conerti” any more?)

Donated by Bruce Boyer


181. FIRESIDE BOOK OF FOLK SONGS

Simon & Schuster, 1947, 9th ptg.

A classic collection, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Donated by Beverly Offen


182. Joseph Hayden

THE VIOLIN CONCERTOS


CD OF Jan Stigmer’s performances

Donated by Bruce Boyer


183. ITALIAN BAROQUE MASTERS

CD from the Vienna Masters Series

Donated by Bruce Boyer
184. Tom Lehrer

THE TOM LEHRER SONG BOOK


Crown, 1957, 5th ptg

This will have you humming to yourself all evening


Donated by Bev Offen

185. Eleanor Rachel Luger


DANCE POSTERS


Fireside, 1979

Numerous examples of poster art, including one by Edward Gorey

Donated by Bill Locke
186. Guillaume de Machaut

MESSE DE NOTRE DAME


A Harmonia Mundi CD

Donated by bruce H. Boyer

187. Keith Money

FONTEYN AND NUREYEV: The Great Years


Harvill, 1994

Photographs and accounts of this great pairing

Donated by J. William Locke

188. Wolfgang A. Mozart


DON GIOVANNI


1995 CD of a live performance of this opera, with Rodney Gilfoy in the title role

Donated by Bruce H. Boyer


189. MUSIC OF THE CRUSADES

CD by the Early Music Consort of London

Donated by Bruce Boyer
190. Edith Piaf

THE SOUVENIRS COLLECTION


CD featuring just a few of the immortal songs

Donated by Bruce H. Boyer


191. Sergei Rachmaninov

PIANO CONCERTO #2, RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI, PRELUDES


A CD to make you forget the background music at the Revels

Donated By Bruce H. Boyer


192. Dawn Upshaw and Kent Nagaro

CANTELOUBE/EMMANUEL


CD featuring recent work by this pair

Donated by Bruce Boyer


193. Giuseppe Verdi

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA


CD of the Maria Callas performance

Donated by Bruce Boyer


194. Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO


CD: Solti, Pavarotti, Te Kanawa, Nucci

Donated by Bruce H. Boyer


195. Yo-Yo Ma

BOCCHERINI/BACH


CD of cello masterpieces

Donated by Bruce Boyer



PRINTS AND ORIGINAL ART

196. Barnett


THE GREAT ROSTENKOWSKI


Cartoon for the Indianapolis News, 1995

Donated by David Meyer


197. William Cullen Bryant

OCTOBER


Hesterberg Press, 1989

Printed for the October, 1989 Typocrafters gathering

Donated by Bill Hesterberg
198. Letterio Calapai

FEAR


1 of 25 copies, 3 ¾” x 5”

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost


199. Letterio Calapai

NORTHERN LIGHTS


1 of 50 copies, 4 ¼” x 5 ¼”

From the Estate of Bernie Rost

200. Artist unknown


CARICATURE


1940s

Fritz Kreisler? Bob Cotner? You decide

Donated by Someone Fiddling Around
201. OVER THE TOP, ILLINOIS!

Facsimile of a World War I recruiting poster

Donated by the Pritzker Military Museum
202. David Singer

TEN YEARS AFTER/TERRY REID/BARKAYS/ SPIRIT/SAVOY BROWN/WOMB, 1969

The vibrant and creative posters created to promote rock concerts left a lasting influence on graphic design. The posters, influenced by Art Nouveau, Op and Pop Art, were commissioned by rock prmoters Bill graham and Helms.

Donated by Alice Schreyer and Tony Batko
203. David Singer

SAVOY BROWN, SEA TRAIN, RY COODER, HUMBLE PIE, 1970

As described on the website of Wolfgang’s vault, Bill graham’s Archive, “Vivid colors, innovative lettering, imagery that ranged from the sensuous to the bizarre and an overall visual intensity were the hallmarks of the psychedelic graphic style associated with that exhilarating and tumultuous era.”

Donated by Tony Batko and Alice Schreyer
*204. Wes Wilson

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, 1966

Printed in small editions, the posters immediately became collectible and were printed in different sizes and on different paper stocks.

Donated by Tony Batko and Alice Schreyer

205. Wes Wilson



YOUNG RASCALS, SOPWITH CAMEL, THE DOORS, 1967

Wes Wilson, who introduced the freehand lettering that became a hallmark of the genre, and David Singer, noted for his collage designs, are among the most highly regarded rock poster artists.


Donated by Alice Schreyer and Tony Batko



SERVICES
206. BOOKPLATE

This renowned artist and all-around Caxtonian will produce a bookplate just for your use

Donated by Hayward Blake
207. DROP-SPINE BOX

Get a protective box designed just for one of your favorite books


Donated by Jamie Weaver

TOURS AND MEMBERSHIPS

208. ABRAHAM LINCOLN TOUR

Brooks Davis will take you on a tour of Lincoln sites in Chicago

Donated by Brooks Davis


209. ADLER PLANETARIUM MEMBERSHIP

A one year membership, with all the privileges thereof


Donated by Marvin Bolt



210. ADLER PLANETARIUM WEBSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP

A one year membership in The Webster Club, the Adler’s insider group

Donated by Marvin Bolt

211. CHICAGO ART DECO SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP


One year’s entitlement as a full member

Donated by Jackie Vossler


212. CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP

One year’s free entrée to the museum

Donated by Gary T. Johnson
213. THE LAKESIDE LIBRARY TOUR

A tour of the new, larger facility in Warrenville

Donated by Doug Fitzgerald

214. THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY TOUR

Jill Gage will show you everything you could want to see (limit 6 people; no pushing)

Donated by Jill Gage


215. PRITZKER MILITARY MUSEUM

A behind-the-scenes tour for a group of 4, with Pritzker Museum Medal

Donated by the Pritzker Military Museum
216. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBRARY SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

This entitles the winner to membership at the Collectors’ Circle level, the level awarded to those who donate at least $250

Donated by Alice Schreyer

MISCELLANEOUS

217. ANNA LEE BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

A bunny rabbit in a pink slipper.

Donated by a dour donor



218. ARTS & CRAFTS TILES BY MOTAWI TILEWORKS


16 notecards of four different designs from this classic line of tiles

Donated by Janis W. Notz


219. BILL OF SALE

A 1698 bill of sale between Thomas Hodson and Agents of William Penn, paying 275 pounds for 1050 acres in Berks County, Pennsylvania, with seal

Donated by Thomas J. Joyce
220. BRASS BOOKENDS

Small (about five inches tall) but heavy, showing a candle in front of a shelf of books. Wildly appropriate for this crowd.

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe
221. CASSETTE PLAYER

The Club bought a small cassette player to augment audio-visual needs at a luncheon talk (this very player will be seen on the DVD thereof.) Rather than keep it on the off-chance that it will be needed again (whereupon it will be necessary to remember where it is), the Club is offering you a chance to own this vintage, but excellent, piece of technology. (Batteries not included.)




222. A CRACK AT INTERNATIONAL OBSCURITY

In return for your winning bid, the author will add your name, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, to a short story to be submitted to the 2014 Mystery Writers of America anthology of stories on the Cold War. The higher your bid, the less likely you will turn out to be the murdered bodyguard or the disgraced former head of an unnamed spy agency


Donated by Dan Crawford

223. CRAWFORD COLLECTION

Oh, another pile of this bloke’s stuff

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe



224. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGNS FOR LIBERTY MAGAZINE


Geometric Art Deco Designs on notecards

Donated by Janis Wellin Notz




225. KEY CHAIN


A pewter fob in the shape of William Faulkner’s Soldier’s Pay

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe



226. LALIQUE PAPERWEIGHT, BOTANIC DESIGN


A modern glass weight from the masters of glass

Donated by Janis W. Notz


227. THE LAST WHOLE EARTH CATALOG

October, 1971

A blast from the past

Donated by Robert W. Karrow


228. John Lubbock

THE SCENERY OF SWITZERLAND AND THE CAUSES TO WHICH IT IS DUE


Macmillan, 1896

Ah, Victorian science! Not a lot of scenic photographs, but lots of graphs and diagrams to explain the mountains and valleys

Donated by Roger S. Baskes
229. PENCIL SHARPENER

This electric pencil sharpener is concealed inside a a box meant to look like a small stack of books

Donated by Evelyn J. Lampe
230. THE READER’S DIGEST BOOK OF GARDENING

Reader’s Digest, 1966

Massive reference

Donated by Susan Jackson Keig


231. Bruce Richardson



THE GREAT TEAROOMS OF AMERICA

Benjamin, 2006

A SIGNED copy of this guide to travel, food, and history, just to give a hint to the sort of thing you might find when the triennial P.G. Wodehouse National Convention comes to Chicago (the Union League Club) in 2013

Donated by The Wodehouse Society



232. ROY LICHTENSTEIN: A retrospective

Art Institute of Chicago, 2012

Book of postcards from this summer’s blockbuster show

Donated by Susan F. Rossen


233. WINDOWS ON THE WAR: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-45

Art Institute of Chicago, 2011

Postcard book of striking images from the exhibition

Donated by Susan Rossen


234. Henny Youngman

THE BEST LITTLE BOOK OF ONE LINERS


Running Press, 1992

From the Estate of Bernard L. Rost


235. TREASURE BOX A

236. TREASURE BOX B



Just in case anything is left over at the end of the silent auction, such items will be tucked away in these boxes and sold at the end of the Live Auction. Do not count on your favorite being a leftover (You know it’s always the treacle tofu casserole.)
“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”

Christopher Morley
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