Stellar Books & Ephemera

May 2023--New Acquisitions (39 Items)

This list features mostly manuscripts, letters, small archives plus a previously unknown collection of NASA photographs from the Apollo 15 and 16 missions.  Look for archives of Horace and Baby Doe Tabor of Leadville, Colorado, an extensive World War Two collection from the USS Quincy including 35 rare shipboard newspapers, papers of Charles Kurtz, Earle Forrest, Captain Jack Crawford, Blanche Collet Wagner, Agnes Louise Dean, and my favorite, the legendary Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Jack Moomaw. We're happy to provide reciprocal dealer discounts and extended dating as needed to institutions.  Thanks for reading!

We've had a busy 2023 starting with the ABAA California Fair in Pasadena in February.  Foot traffic was strong throughout the fair and Marcee and I were very pleased with sales and contacts.  Plus, we connected with a colleague who was brokering a large collection of paper, photography, manuscripts (published and unpublished) and a handful of Hollywood related artifacts including a dozen ties owned by Rudy Vallee.  Stellar was able to acquire a portion of this collection including the ties!!

In March we went adventuring cross-country with Rocca, the Book-dealer therapy dog, taking a three-week road trip to Connecticut and back.  The excuse for the trip was the annual Ephemera Society of America Conference and Trade Show in East Greenwich.  We made time to visit friends and relatives and even acquired new stock along the way.   I may be reached at 435-260-8596 (call or text) or [email protected].

 

431 First Lieutenant Henry Jackson Signed Document September 3, 1872.
Jackson, First Lieutenant Henry.
First Lieutenant Henry Jackson Signed Document September 3, 1872. Document measures 7.75 x 9.75 inches. Previous folds and light toning. Docketed on verso. Very Good Condition. Written on... (#431)
Price: $45.00  
429 [Leadville, Colorado] [Baby Doe Tabor] Archive of Letters, Notes, Clippings, Paperwork, Scraps and Ephemera from.
Tabor, Horace and Baby Doe.
[Leadville, Colorado] [Baby Doe Tabor] Archive of Letters, Notes, Clippings, Paperwork, Scraps and Ephemera from Horace Tabor and Baby Doe Tabor. Collection all in protective sleeves. Most of the... (#429)
Price: $5,500.00  
428 Letter Press File, Cripple Creek Mining District.
1909-1910. Letter Press File, Cripple Creek Mining District, 1909-1910 12 ¼” x 10” letter press file book, moderately worn, soiled and chipped. 1000 leaves of letter press in varying... (#428)
Price: $750.00  
412 [New York] Manuscript Survey and Map of the Premises of Dr. Thomas C [Colman] Montgomery.
Purpose, Jeremiah.
Woodstock, New York: 1866. Manuscript Survey and Map of the Premises of Dr. Thomas C [Colman] Montgomery, Main Street Woodstock, Ulster County, New York 1866. 1pp. 7.75 x 9.75 inches... (#412)
Price: $25.00  
409 Small Archive of Letters and Poems of Walt Mason Early 20th Century Syndicated Columnist and.  (SOLD)
Mason, Walt.
Small Archive of Letters and Poems of Walt Mason Syndicated Columnist and Writer of Doggerel and Limericks. Emporia, Kansas and La Jolla, California. Archives consists of 4 typed... (#409)
Price: $275.00  
408 [Frederick Stark] [Disney] Autograph Manuscript Arrangement for "Tchaikovsky's Overture Solenelle from the 1812 Overture"
Stark, Frederick.
[Wald Disney Composer] Autograph Manuscript Arrangement for Tchaikovsky's Overture Solenelle from the 1812 Overture. October 5, 1929. 66pp. 10 x 14.25 inches. Printed music manuscript paper on recto and... (#408)
Price: $350.00  
407 Manuscript Letter From J.C. Reinhardt In Preparation for Navel Expedition to Paraguay and the Amazon.
Reinhardt, J.C.
[Expedition to the Amazon] Manuscript Letter From J.C. Reinhardt In Preparation for Navel Expedition to Paraguay and the Amazon, 1843. 4-page white bifolium sheet filled with strong and... (#407)
Price: $150.00  
406 Civil War Letter New York 5th Heavy Artillery Unit John H. Demarest Dateline Relay House.
Demarest, John H.
[Civil War] Civil War Letter New York 5th Heavy Artillery Unit John H. Demarest Dateline Relay House, Maryland with Saint Dennis, Maryland Cancellation October 1863. 4pp. 7 1/4 x 4... (#406)
Price: $90.00  
401 [Marcia Wynn Samelson] “History of the Rand Mining District of California" Manuscript by George W.
Samelson, Marcia Wynn (aka Wynn, Marcia Rittenhouse).
1941-1948. Binder of Notes and Research Materials for a Book by a Noted Female California Historian, 1941-1948 11 ¼” x 9 ½” three-ring binder containing approx. 70 pp. manuscript... (#401)
Price: $650.00  
399 [World War Two] Extensive Archive Documenting the U.S.S. Quincy World War II Naval Ship 1943-1946.
Egner, Robert W. / United States Navy.
1943-1946. Archive Documenting the U.S.S. Quincy World War II Naval Ship, 1943-1946 1.5 linear feet including correspondence, press releases, naval training notes, 35 rare naval newsletters, 21 telegram communications... (#399)
Price: $2,750.00  
396 Howard Vigne Sutherland Manuscript--"Song of Santa Claus"
Sutherland, Howard Vigne.
1914. Howard Vigne Sutherland Manuscript Pp. 27 + autograph letter signed Very good condition: title page a tad toned and soiled. Original handwritten manuscript for “Song of Santa Claus,”... (#396)
Price: $175.00  
395 Archive of Art Director Charles M. Kurtz.
Kurtz, Charles M.
1883-1905. Archive of Art Director Charles M. Kurtz, 1883-1905 16 letters, 16 manuscript reports and editorials, two drawings, two notebooks and three publications (approx. 215 pp. total) + typed... (#395)
Price: $650.00  
394 Archive of Essayist and Caricaturist Emery Kelen.
Kelen, Emery and Betty.
circa 1950-1963. Archive of Essayist and Caricaturist Emery Kelen, circa 1950-1963 Approximately 600 pp., with about 60 original drawings. Drafts, proofs, correspondence, sketches, notes, and newspaper clippings. Very good... (#394)
Price: $1,500.00  
393 [Late 18th Century Connecticut State Tax Collectors] Collection of 16 Manuscript Documents Codifying "Collector of.
Various.
[Late 18th Century Connecticut State Tax Collectors] Collection of 16 Manuscript Documents Codifying "Collector of State Taxes" for 1790-91 Connecticut Towns. Various sizes. Generally good condition. Mostly written on... (#393)
Price: $450.00  
387 Manuscript Stampless Letter From C. Green of Salisbury, New Hampshire to Josiah Green, Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Green, C [Clarissa].
Manuscript Stampless Letter From C. Green of Salisbury, New Hampshire to Josiah Green, Charlestown, Massachusetts July, 1843. 4-page manuscript letter folded into stampless envelope. Legible and clean script... (#387)
Price: $55.00  
386 Manuscript Stampless Letter From J.C. Fargo. Augusta, Georgia to Chauncey Rowe, Utica, New York 1834.
Fargo, J.C.
[Cotton Broker] Manuscript Stampless Letter From J.C. Fargo. Augusta, Georgia to Chauncey Rowe, Utica, New York 1834. 4pp. 7.75 x 9.75 inches. 4-page manuscript letter folded into stampless envelope... (#386)
Price: $40.00  
373 [Agnes Louise Dean] Archive of Handwritten and Typescript Poems.
Dean, Agnes Louise.
1940-1952. [Women] [Poetry] Archive of Handwritten and Typescript Poems by Agnes Louise Dean, 1940-1952 Two poems handwritten in pencil, each on a single sheet measuring 8 ½” x 5 ½”;... (#373)
Price: $550.00  
370 [Blanche Collet Wagner] Small Archive of an Early and Active Female California Artist.
Wagner, Blanche Collet; Carpenter, Edwin H.
circa 1926-1934, 1962. [Women] [Art] [California] Blanche Collet Wagner papers, circa 1926-1934, 1962 Three groups of typed drafts for an unpublished work: pp. 99; 131; 10. 11 x.... (#370)
Price: $950.00  
369 Archive of Book, Manuscripts, Letters and Photographs from Legendary Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Jack.
Moomaw, Jack.
Rocky Mountain National Park. [National Park Service] Archive of Book Manuscripts, Letters and Photographs from Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Jack Moomaw, 1930's-1970's. Archival collection overall in very... (#369)
Price: $3,600.00  
368 [Early Female Fire Lookout] Archive of Letters and Photographs of Two Female California Historians.
Stone, Leila Opal; Samelson, Marcia Wynn.
1947-1950. [Women] [California] Leila Stone Archive of Letters, 1947-1950 24 pieces of typescript correspondence, many with manuscript corrections and addenda; 43 black and white photos, measuring 3 ¼ “ x.... (#368)
Price: $550.00  
367 [James Thurber] "Greatest Man in the World" Signed Contract Assigning Radio Rights to National Broadcasting. (SOLD)
Thurber, James.
New York: 1941. James Thurber Greatest Man in the World--Signed Contract Assigning Radio Rights to National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) 1941. New York. 1pp. 8.5 x 11 inches. Single sheet... (#367)
Price: $150.00  
365 Stampless Autograph Letter Signed, Williamstown, Pennsylvania to Bound Brook, New Jersey--Teaching and Cholera 1849.
Van Arsdale, M.A.
Williamstown, Pennsylvania: 1849. Stampless Autograph Letter Signed, Williamstown, Pennsylvania to Bound Brook, New Jersey--Teaching and Cholera 1849. 4pp. 7.5 x 9.75 inches Bifolium sheet folded into stampless envelope. Very... (#365)
Price: $35.00  
364 [Indiana] Manuscript Stampless Letter, Richmond, Indiana 1849 On Home Ownership.
Spencer, Samuel.
Richmond, Indiana: 1849. Manuscript Stampless Letter, Richmond, Indiana 1849 On Home Ownership. 1pp. 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Single sheet of light blue paper folded into stampless letter. Very legible... (#364)
Price: $30.00  
363 [Religion] Manuscript Letter Regarding the Indiana Bible Society and Their Efforts to Sell Bibles--Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ray, J.M.
Indianapolis, Indiana: 1830. Manuscript Letter Regarding the Indiana Bible Society and Their Efforts to Sell Bibles--Indianapolis, Indiana 1830. 4pp. 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. Bifolium sheet folding into... (#363)
Price: $95.00  
358 [Jack London] Typed Letter From Joseph Noel to Jack London Re: Controversy Over Sea Wolf.
Noel, Joseph.
Yonkers, New York: 1915. [Jack London] Typed Letter (Retained Carbon) From Joseph Noel to Jack London Re: Controversy Over Sea Wolf Moving Picture and Play, Yonkers, New York, December 5... (#358)
Price: $150.00  
351 [NASA] Apollo 15 & 16 Photo Archive with Papers of RCA Astro-Electronics Division Engineer Leo.
Princeton, New Jersey: 1971-1972. Apollo 15 & 16 Photo Archive with Papers of RCA Astro-Electronics Division Engineer Leo Weinreb, Princeton, New Jersey 1971-1980. Collection includes approximately 425 Polaroid Photographs... (#351)
Price: $12,000.00  
350 [Manuscripts] Collection of Edward Sims Van Zile Manuscripts--Mostly Unpublished.
Van Zile, Edward Sims.
[Manuscripts] Collection of Edward Sims Van Zile Manuscripts--Mostly Unpublished. 8 sets of typed manuscript material including 5 'complete' projects with 3 sets of partial manuscripts. Mostly very good condition;... (#350)
Price: $950.00  
349 [Typed Letter Signed] Jack London, June 1913 Typed Letter Signed.
London, Jack.
Glen Ellen, California: 1913. [Typed Letter Signed] Jack London, June 1913 Typed Letter Signed. Glen Ellen, California. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. Typed letter on thin watermarked... (#349)
Price: $450.00  
347 [Poetry, Literary] Stephen Henry Thayer Manuscript Archive plus Ephemera.
Thayer, Stephen Henry.
Tarrytown, New York: 1887-1892. [Poetry, Literary] Stephen Henry Thayer Manuscript Archive plus Ephemera, Terrytown, New York, 1887-1892. Collection of manuscripts, letters and clippings in very good condition with most... (#347)
Price: $425.00  
344 [Autograph Letter Signed] A.H. 'Shanghai' Pierce Autograph Letter Signed December 25, 1892.
Pierce, A.H. (Abel Head) 'Shanghai'.
1892. [Autograph Letter Signed] A.H. 'Shanghai' Pierce Autograph Letter Signed December 25, 1892, B.U. Ranch, Texas. 6 x 9.5 inches. Single-sheet of 6 x 9.5 inch watermarked paper with... (#344)
Price: $325.00  
343 John Wallace “Captain Jack” Crawford Archive.
Crawford, John Wallace "Captain Jack"
[Unrecorded Captain Jack Crawford] Amazing Archive of John Wallace “Captain Jack” Crawford Including 23 Mostly Manuscript Items Including a Number of Unpublished and Unrecorded Short Stories, Poems and Plays... (#343)
Price: $9,500.00  
342 [Nevada Mining][Photography] Collection of 57 E.W. Smith Photographs (6.5 x 8.5 Inch Glass Negatives) Featuring.
E.W. (Emery Willard) Smith.
Tonopah, Nevada: 1901-1912. [Nevada Mining][Photography] Collection of 57 E.W. Smith Photographs (6.5 x 8.5 Inch Glass Negatives) Featuring Tonopah Nevada and Surrounding Communities. 1901-1911, Tonopah, Nevada. All glass plates... (#342)
Price: $1,975.00  
335 Archive of United Nations San Francisco Conference 1945.
San Francisco, California: 1945. Archive of United Nations San Francisco Conference 1945--United Nations Conference on International Organization and the United Nations Conference World Security Conference April 1945 to June 1945... (#335)
Price: $250.00  
329 [J.W. Buel] Life and Marvelous Adventures of Wild Bill the Scout--Typed Manuscript Copy.
Buel, J.W.
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1881. Life and Marvelous Adventures of Wild Bill the Scout--Being a True and Exact History of All the Sanguinary Combats and Hair-Breadth Escapes of the... (#329)
Price: $1,750.00  
328 Earle Forrest Correspondence Archive--140 items 1940-1969.
Forrest, Earle.
1940-1969. Earle Forrest Correspondence Archive--140 items 1940-1969. Collection of original typed and autograph letters, book reviews, legal documents, retained copies of correspondence, family letters and queries to and from... (#328)
Price: $495.00  
322 [Earle R. Forrest] Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground--Complete Typescript with Author's Holographic Corrections.
Forrest, Earle R.
1934. Typescript. Earle R. Forrest, Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground--Complete Typescript with Author's Holographic Corrections. 289pp. 27pp in duplication. 8.5 x 11 inches. Complete Typescript with Author's Holographic Corrections... (#322)
Price: $1,250.00  
321 [Earle R. Forrest] Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground-- Complete Carbon Copy of Original Manuscript with.
Forrest, Earle R.
Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 1936. Manuscript. Earle R. Forrest, Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground--Complete Carbon Copy of Original Manuscript with Author's and Publisher's Holographic Corrections. Caxton Press, Caldwell, Idaho, 1936... (#321)
Price: $950.00  
36 Stunning Watercolor Sketchbook of Motorbike Tour Postwar Normandy and Brittany.(SOLD)
White, Peter Robert Russell.
Scotland: Self, 1954. Peter Robert Russell White. Oblong sketchbook with ivory boards measuring 6.5 x 5 inches; crude hand stitched re-backing. Half of back-board missing. 112 pages filled with annotated... (#36)
Price: $4,000.00  
315 [Slavery] Colonial Pennsylvania Legal Document 1796.
Lukens, Thomas.
Montgomery County Pennsylvania: 1796. Colonial Pennsylvania Slavery Legal Document, Thomas Lukens, Gwynnedd, Pennsylvania, 1796. 4pp. 13 x 8 inches. Laid rag paper with previous folds. Light water damage at... (#315)
Price: $250.00  

 

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