Some new acquisitions here in the Department:
Le Pays de France. Organe des États Généraux du Tourisme. Year 1, no. 1 (August 1914) – Year 5, no. 219 (December 1918). 219 issues (ca. 16-20 pp. each) of the French weekly magazine of the First World War bound in 4 volumes., comprising an unbroken run of its important wartime operations, with human interest stories, propaganda pieces, spiteful caricatures of German soldiers and Central Powers leaders, maps and updates from the fronts, including dozens of photographs and illustrations in each issue, some quite macabre. Large 4to. Cloth-backed boards, illustrated wrappers bound in, many in color. Paris (Le Matin) 1914-1918.
Originally launched as a monthly magazine dedicated to the promotion of French tourism, Le Pays de France shifted gears in the Summer of 1914 to provide graphic coverage of the Entente Powers’ military operations in Europe and elsewhere, relying heavily on un-retouched amateur photographs of the conflict. A sixth year exists, but is not included in this bound set. (Description from F.A. Bernett Books.)
Eckel, John C. Prime Pickwicks in Parts: Census with Complete Collation Comparison and Comment. 91 pp. study of the publication of Dickens’ Pickwick Papers, including all known complete copies of the first serial edition, variations and its illustrations, 10 illustrations from original pages and manuscripts. 8vo. Illustrated cloth, box, worn edges. New York/London (Edgar H. Wells/Charles J. Sawyer) 1928. One of 440 copies. Inscribed by the author. (Description from F.A. Bernett Books.)
We are picking up some early works of Marianne Moore, Pulitzer Prize winning American Modernist poet. We have some of her correspondence in the Richard Ellmann papers, the Cyril Vernon Connolly papers, David Emery Gascoyne papers, John H. Edwards collection of Ezra Pound, and the recent copy of The Lantern. It should be noted that the Marianne Moore Collection is at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, we just have some smaller pieces.