Paris. A collection of five works by the French Symbolist poet (1892-1960), laid in a custom blue buckram clamshell case lined with patterned paste paper and a somewhat edgeworn pebbled morocco spine, and with a leather title patch reading "Oeuvres de Paul Fort", somewhat rubbed. The works, each measuring 29cm x 19cm, are in French and in wrappers, and were destined for members of the "Groupe des Amis de Paul Fort". They are as follows: LA POESIE DE PARIS, Paris: Aux Editions de la Marjolaine, 1930, #91/651 copies, 55pp., drawings by Paul Velsch, inscribed by Fort, signed and dated 21 May 1931. CONTES DE MA SOEUR L'OIE, Paris: Armand Jules Klein, 1930, unpaged, with a lithograph of Paul Fort, other illustrations by Gino Severini, 42 / 530 copies, initialled, with a cancel leaf identifying the owner of this copy, and with a long inscription and poem, signed and initialled by Fort. This copy is somewhat foxed on the earliest pages, and the rear wrapper is slightly torn. L'AMOUR ENFANT DE BOHEME. Paris: Armand Jules Klein,1930, quarto, unpaged, 59/500 copies, initialled by Fort on the colophon, inscribed and signed by him on the endpaper, and with a maxim, handwritten and initialled...
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. special limited edition. Octavo, 438 pages, with 36 pages of photographic illustrations, including 8 pages in color, plus a color photograph of General MacArthur as frontispiece. This is number 49 of 1,000 copies of this special edition, with a facsimile signature of MacArthur on a tipped-in limitation page preceding the frontispiece, and a true signature on the same page by his wife, Jean MacArthur. (MacArthur had died).The book is bound in brown cloth, with 5 stars blind-stamped on the front board, and is housed in a heavy tan slipcase titled in gilt. Fine in a near fine slipcase.
New York: Norton, 1990. Third printing of the paperback edition, octavo, 79pp., slight creasing to edges, a few pale spots of foxing to the last pages, else very good in heavy wrappers. This copy is inscribed by Sarton on the half-title to poet and biographer Honor Moore: "To honor Honor, with love from M", and signed May Sarton, York, July '90. Laid in is a 20-line typed letter signed, dated July 6, '90, writing from York (Maine), to Honor (Moore), writing of her mother and critiquing Moore's new play. Sarton also writes of her illness and heart problems. The letter is signed "Love from MS", and is on a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" lavender paper, slightly spotted, with numerous hand-written corrections to her shaky typewriting.
Chicago: The Black Archer Press, 1931. First ed. thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. An edition of 445 copies, viii + 122 numbered pages (actually, 244pp, as all verso pages are unnumbered), with numerous illustrations of title pages, an introduction by Targ, and bibliographical information for the " foremost American First Editions from 1640 to the present". Endpapers slightly browned but internally very good in slightly rusty black cloth, with a branch and vine design in gilt on the front cover. This copy is inscribed by Targ: "For Deborah, who was not even a gleam in the eye when this was conceived. She knows much more about books than I did when I perpetrated this! Love and kisses. Bill Targ."