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American First Editions: 40 pp.; tan wrappers; printed return envelope for the bookshop laid in. Cover split at bottom of spine two inches; loss at leading front corner tip; moderate creasing and soil; Good condition. First Books: 16 pp.; stapled, printed gold wrappers. Forward by Robert A. Volz about Mr. Kohn, a leading midtown Manhattan antiquarian bookseller, who went on to found the well known Seven Gables Bookshop, followed by Kohn's forward to his catalog three.
Laid in is an autograph letter on note paper, dated December 29, 1976, to Bernard Rosenthal, from John Kohn's wife Francis: "Dear Barney, Thank you for your kind understanding letter of sympathy . . . last June he became seriously ill and he coped with it with incredible courage. He loved his work and wanted to go on with it as long as possible . . . Love, Frankie. Also laid in: a typed carbon copy letter, date January, 1978 unsigned, from Bernard Rosenthal to Robert Volz acknowledging receipt of "First Books by American Authors" in several paragraphs; another typed carbon copy dated, 1980 is a short note asking if it would be possible to obtain one or two more. Both of these are on the back Rosenthal's printed letterheads, one a printed claim form for orders. Finally, a typed letter, signed by Robert Volz, May 22nd, 1980, on Chapin Library letterhead, to Bernard Rosenthal in response to the May 22nd, with the promise of two copies, news about the John S. Van E. Kohn Memorial Fund, and the intent to also send a copy of catalog for a current exhibition "Woodcuts in German Books: 1465-1525." The two volumes are housed in a Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc. manila envelope, cut at one end.
Title: (Two Items) American First Editions, First Catalogue of Collector's Bookshop, together with First Books by American Authors, an exhibition in memory of John S. Van E. Kohn (1906 - 1976), Williams College class of 1928, presented by Chapin Library, Williams College. (First Books with added t.l.s. and a.l.s. correspondence between Robert Volz of the Chapin Library and bookseller Bernard Rosenthal laid in).
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles,
Publisher: N.Y.; Williamstown, John Kohn; Chapin Library: (c. 1935-); 1977
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Good/Very Good condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 8549
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