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1 (Stevens, Wallace) Hutchinson, Lucy Apsley WALLACE STEVENS' PERSONAL COPY OF THE MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF COLONEL HUTCHINSON, GOVERNOR OF NOTTINGHAM, BY HIS WIDOW LUCY. ED. FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BY THE REV. JULIUS HUTCHINSON, TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE LETTERS OF COLONEL HUTCHINSON OTHER PAPERS. "W. Stevens Fordham Heights March 1907" in His Hand on the Half-Title Page Plus Pencilled Markings & Annotations.
London George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 1906 Revised Edition Hardcover Good 
Revised edition with additional notes by C. H. Firth. Portrait frontispiece. Folding genealogical table. Spine re-glued with a tiny chip lacking at the heel. Binding moderately scuffed. Extremities lightly rubbed. Loosely inserted is Holly Stevens' listing of her father's pencilled marks and notes as follows: Page xviii note referring to Paradise Regained lines 285 to 364. Page xix mark referring to Mrs. Hutchinson's narrowing creed, a type of Puritanism...Page 17 mark They who dote on mortal excellencies...Page 57 note "The state of the kingdom". Page 58 note "Who the Puritans were: those who were Godly". Page 68 note "5 v. Clarendon: Hist." referring to "B's (Buckingham's) mother + B. Recommendations of King James to Charles I". Page 360 mark referring to Hutchinson's estate and his obligation to the King. Page 372 mark 'And truly as to the Cause, I am as confident, even as I am of my resurrection that that cause which we first took up the sword for, which was for righteousness and justice, and for the advancement of a Godly magistry and a good ministry....Inside rear flyleaf note "Sanford's Studies and Illuminations of the Great Rebellion". Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. A letter certfiying the provence will be sent to the buyer of this item. ; The London Library; 8vo; xix, 467 pages 
Price: 15000.00 USD
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2 (Wallace Stevens) Roney, Lila James (compiler) , Fellow, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. STEVENS FAMILY DECENDANTS OF STEVEN JANSZ (Wallace Stevens' Personal Copy)
Privately Issued 1944 Leather As New 
Two volumes, bright red, gilt lettered, morocco leather spines with raised bands, red cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in morocco & cloth chemises. In pristine condition. Following is from George S. Lensing's "Wallace Stevens and the Seasons": "Stevens employed Lila James Roney (a professional genealogist) who worked full-time for two years for Stevens. At considerable expense to himself, he collected over 2,500 letters and documents connected to those early Zellers, Stevenses, and Barcalows and began to piece together an elaborate family tree. At the very time that he was establishing a family connection with the younger generation that sprang out of Reading, he was pursuing several older ones all but forgotten. During his trips to Reading, he began to visit cemetaries around the area seeking the graves of his ancestors, occasionally in the company of nephews, nieces and their spouses. Eventually he published an edition of 'Stevens Family Portraits' in 1943, including eighteen photographs of various ancestors along with a brief commentary. Stevens joined the St. Nicholas Society in New York, a Dutch genealogical organization, and attended the society's dinners in the city for more than ten years". Our copy is the original typescript produced for Stevens. A xerox copy is at the Huntington Library. (WAS 4260). Contents of volume I: "Stevens, Bennet, Bergen, Cgregier, Du Trieux. " Contents of volume II: "Hogeland, Kroesen, Lupardus, Mol, Nevius, Rapalje, Richaud, Stoothoff (Van Voorhees) , Strycker, Suydam (Rijken) , Van Der Beek, Van Woggelum, Van Wesel, Viele. " Loosely inserted is a list of pencil notations by Holly Stevens indicating Wallace Stevens' own pencilled corrections in his hand. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 218, 270 pages 
Price: 50000.00 USD
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3 Stevens, Wallace MANUSCRIPT POEM, UNPUBLISHED AND NEWLY DISCOVERED "In a Cloudy Land There is a Moving River a Deep and Moving River Sliding through Gray Sand..."
Hartford UNPUBLISHED N.D. Very Good 
Unsigned manuscript poem, three stanzas in pencil which was recently discovered in the compartment of Wallace Stevens' mahogany secretary. On a 5 1/12" x 3 1/2" slip folded twice is written: " IN A CLOUDY LAND / THERE IS A MOVING RIVER / A DEEP AND MOVING RIVER / SLIDING THROUGH GRAY SAND / THERE IS NO SOUND THERE / EXCEPT OF MOVING WATER / OF DEEP AND SLIDING WATER / AND OF RESTLESS AIR. / TWO FLAMINGOES PASS / ONE THEN THE OTHER FLYING / WEARILY, OVER-FLYING / THAT WATERY GLASS. " It is well known that Stevens wrote many of his poems on scraps of paper. Here follows his own comment on the subject: "My way of writing things is to jot them down on scraps of paper and then to copy them off and, finally, to have them typed from the latest copy. The result is that the kind of manuscript one sees illustrated in the catalogues of the dealers does not exist in my case. " From Graham Foust's "Wallace Stevens's Manuscript As if in the Dump" : "A great deal of Stevens’s writing (and his recording of the writing of others) was done on “small pieces of paper that it had been his habit to keep in his pockets since his youth” These “little slips of paper, ” as Stevens himself calls them, these scraps of value, resemble nothing if not dollar bills; a dollar, like a Wallace Stevens poem, is a thing and a measurement, an object and an abstraction. " Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 1 pages 
Price: 25000.00 USD
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4 Stevens, Wallace STEVENS FAMILY PORTRAITS (Wallace Stevens' Personal Copy)
Cummington, Mass. Cummington Press 1943 Leather & Cloth New 
Bound in a clamshell box. Red morocco, gold lettered spine with raised bands. Red cloth boards. In pristine condition. Description: 2 leaves : 18 photographs in portfolio; 45 cm. Note: On recto of leaf 1 is a numbered list of eighteen members of the Stevens family, whose portraits are included in the portfolio; on recto of leaf 2 is a two-paragraph commentary by Wallace Stevens on the portraits. Edelstein, A 8. "The two leaves are in a folder of heavy tan wove paper; cover title. Printed late November or early December 1943; NOT FOR SALE; SIX COPIES. (Elliot's Books' emphasis). Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955, former owner. From Wallace Stevens' library. "I have had copies made of a number of portraits of members of my family. There are 18 of these; they are all mounted on mats. [...] Here, again I want to have these preserved, but in this case I have had drop boxes made with which I am perfectly satisfied because these pictures are mounted. "The proofs are everything that I could have hoped for. There are no corrections. I think I asked for only three or four of these; we had better make it half a dozen. " (Unpublished letter from WS to Harry Duncan, November 20, 1943). "Today the 'Stevens Family Portraits' with sheets is being sent to you, six copies via parcel post. [...] I think $15 is quite a lot for these, but we have really put that much into them. " (Unpublished letter from Harry Duncan to WS, December 7, 1943) Provenance: Wallace Stevens> Elsie Stevens> Holly Stevens. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 2, 18 photographs pages 
Price: 50000.00 USD
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5 Stevens, Wallace TYPED APHORISM, UNSIGNED AND UNDATED.
Hartford (?) Near Fine 
1 page, Wallace Stevens typed aphorism attributed to Horace Bushnell: "Life is always insipid to those who have no great work in hand to elevate the feeling". This aphorism is incised in the limestone and beige marble wall in the lobby of the Horace Bushnell Auditorium, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. Presumably, Wallace Stevens saw it written there and took note of it, passing it on to his secretary at The Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company to be typed for him. This note sheet was recently discovered in the far reaches of Stevens' mahogany secretary. This from Brazeau's "Parts of a World": "One acquaintance says Stevens jotted down poetry on his long walks home, and Stevens told another acquaintance, John Gruen - who set some of the poems to music - ''You see, I actually bring my poetry to work and my secretary types them up for me. It's my way of being disloyal. '' In this case, it was Bushnell's Aphorism that was typed for him by his secretary at the Hartford. This typed note sheet measures 4" x 5 3/4" and has no tears and no stains. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. A letter of authentication will be provided to the buyer. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 1 pages 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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6 Stevens, Wallace ; Toshikazu Niikura editor WALLACE STEVENS EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY TOSHIKAZU NIIKURA (Copy Sent to Holly Stevens , the Poet's Daughter, by the Editor)
Kyoto Yamaguchi Shoten 1982 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Text in English with notes in Japanese. Upper right corners ever so lightly bumped. A letter of provenance will be supplied to the buyer. ; Seminars on Modern English and American Literature No.7; 8vo; vi, 269 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 Stevens, Wallace; Leslie Kaplan; Claude Regy TROIS VOYAGEURS REGARDENT UN LEVER DE SOLEIL [TEXTE IMPRIMÉ] : [PARIS, THÉÂTRE DE LA BASTILLE, 8 JUIN 1988] / WALLACE STEVENS ; TEXTE FRANÇAIS DE LESLIE KAPLAN, CLAUDE RÉGY (A New, Unread Copy)
Arles / Paris Actes Sud / Papiers 1988 2869431503 / 9782869431508 First Edition Thus Softcover New 
Trad. Française et texte anglais à la suite. Titre original : Three Travelers Watch a Sunrise. Provenance: Holly Stevens. A letter of authenticity will be provided to the buyer. ; Theatre; 8vo; 47 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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