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Ehrlich, Gretel. GEODE / ROCK BODY. Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1970. First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. One of 50 numbered, hardbound copies signed by the author. The rest of the edition was issued softbound and unsigned (550 copies). Laid in are two APCs from Ehrlich to the book's publisher, Noel Young. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued.

$1,500.00
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Eisenstein, Sergei. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF HONOR Presented At The First International Soviet Film Festival. Moscow: Cinema Office of the People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R., 1935. 4to. The certificate, written in Cyrillic (with accompanying translation into English) was awarded to the American movie, "Gentlemen Are Born," directed by Alfred Green and starring Franchot Tone. The document is signed by several Russian luminaries of the first rank, including film directors Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Boris Shumyatsky, who was appointed by Stalin to govern the Soviet film industry and ensure that all films toed the line politically. Shumyatsky ruthlessly attacked Eisenstein for not conforming to the party line for several years until the great movie director made "Alexander Nevsky" in 1939. The epic film -- a glorification of medieval Russia -- restored Eisenstein's political reputation. Ironically, Shumyatsky himself fell out of favor and was summarily executed at Stalin's order. A pivotal and singular historical document that at once informs and epitomizes the early days of Soviet film-making. The certificate shows some age-wear, very good. Housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell box and chemise. Hardcover. 

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Eliot, T[homas] S[tearns]. FOUR QUARTETS. London: Faber & Faber, [1960]. First edition thus. 4to. One of 290 numbered copies signed by the poet. Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig on the hand-press of the Officina Bodoni in Verona. An elegant presentation of this key Eliot work. Hardcover. Fine in publisher's slipcase as issued.

 

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Eliot, T[homas] S[tearns]. SAVONAROLA: A Dramatic Poem by Charlotte Eliot. London: R. Cobden-Sanderson, [1926]. First edition. 8vo. With a six-page introduction by T.S. Eliot. This copy bears Charlotte Eliot's inscription to a friend, dated "Dec. 25, 1926." A verse play by the mother of T.S. Eliot about the Catholic heretic that opens, intriguingly enough, with a colloquy between Savonarola and his mother on their spiritual and religious differences. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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