PRESENTATION: signed and dated July 8, 1970. LETTER: 17 lines, signed by Kennedy with Boston address, dated July 7, 1970, preceding the book presentation by one day. Kennedy says of his move to Boston, "I moved to Boston very recently, having finally been worn down in spirit by New York" and gives his North End address on Parmenter Street. He also writes of reading Whitehill's books on Boston for pleasure and research, thanks him for a gift, "Thank you again for the two really interesting and in some way invaluable Boston books.", and exclaims over his first visit to the Boston Athenaeum, the institution Whitehill did so much to shape. CONDITION: Presentation: Fine. / Pages: Fine. / Boards: bright and clean. Gilt: Bright. / Binding: Very Good with spine slant. / Jacket: bright and clean; slight tip wear, upper side with some top edge wear including a 10 mm tear, and slight bottom edge wear including a gentle bend; spine with two closed crown tears and a tiny tear at the foot. / Letter: no envelope, customary mailing folds, clean with inner margin toning, one small margin spot near foot, some fingering and top corner wear. PAGINATION: Complete; 244 pages. Lionel Trilling, reviewing it, said; "one doesn't often come on a novel which shows so much energy and vivacity." FORMAT: Publisher's sewn dark gray paper board sides and auburn cloth spine and book jacket with its distinctive John Alcorn pictorial design on the upper side, and portrait photo of the author with his cat on the lower side. SIZE: 204 x 131 mm. RAYMOND KENNEDY [1934-2008]: Published eight novels (1963-2003) that received fine notices. Born in Wilbraham, he grew up in Western Massachusetts. After military service and college, he lived for years in New York, working as an editor for Encyclopedia Americana. Moved to Boston in 1970 but returned to N.Y. in 1982 and taught creative writing at Columbia until his retirement. WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL [1905-1978]: noted author and historian, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Whitehill became assistant director of the Peabody Museum, Salem (1936) and was director and chief librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, one of America's leading private libraries (1946-1973). In 1941 he founded "American Neptune: A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History" and was editor for publications for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1946-1978). A professor at Harvard (1951-1972), he wrote several influential texts on the history of Boston and was a leader of the local architectural preservation movement, including successful efforts to save the Old Corner Bookstore (1961) and Quincy Market (1976). Among his best known books are: "Fleet Admiral King: A Naval Record (1952), "The Arts in Early American History" (1965), "Boston, A Topographical History" (1968) and "Boston Prints and Printmakers" (1973). A descendent of Thomas Jefferson, he is buried at Monticello. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: 1) Click my name in bookseller field. 2) Click bookseller-payment information. 3) Click my name again. My exclusive listings can now be searched by catalog, keyword, etc. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Good Night, Jupiter ***** The author ...
Editorial: Atheneum, New York
Año de publicación: 1970
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
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