Grand Street: 61; All-American
Grand Street, New York, 1997, Wraps, , , Very Good
267 pp. + advs. Light bumps to corners, and a crease in wraps, else fine. Reinaldo Arenas, The Glass Tower; Adolfo Bioy Casares, Aphorisms and Other Digressions; Aime Cesaire, Two Poems; Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Hall of Mirros; Mike Davis, Monsters and Messiahs; Eduardo Galeano, Window; Luis Sepulveda, Love Story Without Words; Enrique Lihn, Three Poems; Paul Seesequasis, The Replublic of Tricksterism; Juan Cameron, Two Poems; Pedro Lemebel, Two Chronicles; Doris Salcedo, Unland (Portfolio); Alejandra Pizarnik, Four Poems; Diamela Eltit, E. Luminata; Octavio Paz, Two Poems; Jose Lezama Lima, My Wife Maria Luisa; Paradise (Portfolio); Louis Rafael Sanchez, Humi, Fred Moten, Arkansas; William T. Vollman, The Royal Family; Robert Vanderbilt, Painting Shutters; James Welling, Railroad Town; Joao Cabral de Melo Neto, Eight Poems; Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Thomse Lopes; Carlos Drummond De Andrade, Three Poems; Cuillermo Cabrera Infante, The Turtle's Cry: A Tale Told to Me by My Mother-in-law; Peter Sellars, Theater, Opera, and Society: The Director's Perspective, introduced by Edward Said; Navigation (Portfolio); Reginald Shepherd, from the World of Matter; Marcelo Cohen, Insomnia; Nathaniel Mackey, Song of the Andounboulou; Fernando Del Paso, News from the Empire; Marc Ferrez, Views of Brazil (Portfolio); Gabriela Mistral, Two Poems; Horacio Quiroga, The Little Red Devil.
An excellent report by Maureen Mulvihill of the auction of rare books and manuscripts from the estate of Paula Peyraud
The Paula Peyraud Collection: Samuel Johnson & Women Writers in Georgian Society. An Auction Report by Maureen E. Mulvihill as published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fall 2009, with 8 images and a list of selected buyers, prices & new locations of the Peyraud properties.
A pdf of the published report may be downloaded here: http://www.ilab.org/download.php?object=documentation&id=81
‘DARK LADY’ OF RARE BOOK COLLECTORS, PAULA FENTRESS PEYRAUD (CHAPPAQUA, NY, 1947 ~ 2008). Peyraud Collection Auction, May 2009, Bloomsbury Auctions N.Y. 483 Lots (books, manuscripts, images). Sales total: $1.6 million, including premium. Photograph, Margie Van Dyke. Bookplate from Peyraud copy of Frances Burney’s Cecilia, (lot 218, buyer McGill University). Bookplate bears inscribed initials (“FCP - EKP”), being the collector’s grandparents Frank C. Peyraud & Elizabeth Krysler Peyraud, both visual artists (see “Peyraud,” Benezit, vol. 10, 2006 edition). A Croon on Hennacliff
I. Thus said the rushing raven, Unto his hungry mate, — “Ho! gossip! for Bude Haven: There be corpses six or eight. Cawk! cawk! the crew and skipper, Are wallowing in the sea: So there’s a savoury supper For my old dame and me.” II. “Cawk! gaffer! thou art dreaming, The shore hath wreckers bold; Would rend the yelling seamen, From the clutching billows hold. Cawk! cawk! they’d bound for booty Into the dragon’s den: And shout, for ‘death or duty,’ If the prey were drowning men.” III. Loud laughed the listening surges, At the guess our grandame gave: You might call them Boanerges, From the thunder of their wave. And mockery followed after The sea-bird’s jeering brood: That filled the skies with laughter, From Lundy Light to Bude. IV. “Cawk! cawk!” then said the raven, “I am fourscore years and ten: Yet never in Bude Haven, Did I croak for rescued men. — They will save the Captain’s girdle, And shirt, if shirt there be: But leave their blood to curdle, For my old dame and me.” V. So said the rushing raven, Unto his hungry mate, — “Ho! gossip! for Bude Haven: There be corpses six or eight. Cawk! cawk! the crew and skipper, Are wallowing in the sea: O what a savoury supper, For my old dame and me.”Robert Stephen Hawker [1803–1875]