Introduction Geniuses Together
Literary Expatriates in Paris Geniuses Together
Exhibition Checklist Geniuses Together
Geniuses Together - Display Graphic Literary Expatriates in Paris
Geniuses Together - Display Graphic From Gertrude Stein and James Joyce to Samuel Beckett and the Beats

EXHIBITION CHECKLIST

This checklist is only a partial record of the exhibition. With the exception of the five works of James Joyce on loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton, all of the books, periodicals and other materials in the list are part of the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. Most have come from the general holdings of the RBC. Others, identified in the list, have come from special collections within the RBC, such as the Olympia Press Collection or the Beats Collection.

1. Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers... Paris: Contact Editions; Three Mountains Press, [1925].

2. Peter Neagoe (editor). Americans Abroad, an Anthology, with Autographed Photographs and Biographic Sketches of the Authors. Amsterdam: Servire Press, 1932.

3. Gertrude Stein. Geography and Plays. Boston: Four Seasons Co., 1922. First edition of the author's third book. This copy inscribed by the author to Sherwood Anderson, who wrote the preface. From the Burton Emmett Library. On the front free endpaper (recto and verso), Stein has written "Idem the Same, A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson." She later published the poem in The Little Review, no. 9 (Spring 1923).

4. Gertrude Stein. The Making of Americans. Paris: Contact Editions, 1925. First edition, bound in the original printed wrappers.

5. Gertrude Stein. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933. First edition.

6. Gertrude Stein. Paris France. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First American edition.

7. Sylvia Beach. Shakespeare and Company. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959. First edition.

8. T. S. Eliot. "La Chanson d'amour de J. Alfred Prufrock." Le Navire d'argent, no. 1 (June 1925). Translated by Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier. The periodical was published in Paris by Adrienne Monnier at La Maison des Amis des Livres.

9. Les Amis de Shakespeare and Company. [Paris: s.n.], 1937. First edition. A list of the Comité de patronage formed to assist Beach in assuring the survival of Shakespeare and Company. With articles by Jean Schlumberger and Adrienne Monnier.

10. Adrienne Monnier. Catalogue critique de la Bibliothèque de prêt qu'elle a composée entre 1915 et 1932. I. La Littérature française et culture générale. Paris: La Maison des Amis des Livres, 1932. First edition. This copy inscribed by the author to Pierre André May.

11. James Joyce. Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. One of 100 numbered copies, signed by the author. On loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton.

12. James Joyce. Ulysse. Paris: La Maison des Amis des Livres, 1929. Translated by Auguste Morel with the assistance of Stuart Gilbert. Translation reviewed with the collaboration of the author. Published by Adrienne Monnier.

13. James Joyce. "From Work in Progress." Le Navire d'argent, no. 5 (October 1925). A version of "Anna Livia Plurabelle," published here in English in Adrienne Monnier's periodical.

14. James Joyce. "Extract from Work in Progress." This Quarter 1, no. 2 (1925).

15. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1929. First edition.

16. James Joyce. Tales Told of Shem and Shaun. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. Copy number 1 of 100 on Japanese vellum, signed by the author. On loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton.

17. James Joyce. Haveth Childers Everywhere. Paris: Henry Babou & Jack Kahane; New York: Fountain Press, 1930. One of ten roman-numeral copies on imperial hand-made iridescent Japan paper, signed by the author. On loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton.

18. James Joyce. Pomes Penyeach. Paris: Obelisk Press; London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. On loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton.

19. James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. The Hague: Servire Press, 1934. One of twenty-nine numbered copies, signed by Joyce and his daughter Lucia. On loan from James R. and Mary M. Patton.

20. Robert McAlmon. A Hasty Bunch. [Paris: Contact Editions, 1922.] First edition.

21. Robert McAlmon. Post-Adolescence. [Paris: Contact Editions, 1923.] First edition.

22. Bryher (Winifred Ellerman). Two Selves. Paris: Contact Editions, 1923. First edition.

23. William Carlos Williams. Spring and All. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923. First edition. With the bookplate of Shakespeare and Company.

24. H. D. (Hilda Doolittle). Palimpsest. Paris: Contact Editions, 1926. First edition.

25. Ezra Pound. Indiscretions; or, Une Revue de Deux Mondes. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923. One of 300 numbered copies. First edition. The RBC has a second copy of the edition in the original unbound sheets.

26. Ezra Pound. Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. First edition.

27. William Carlos Williams. The Great American Novel. Paris: Three Mountains Press; Contact Editions, 1923. One of 300 copies. First edition. With a slip for Contact Editions tipped over the Three Mountains imprint on the title page.

28. Ernest Hemingway. Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Editions, 1923. First edition of the author's first book.

29. Ernest Hemingway. In Our Time. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. One of 170 numbered copies.

30. Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition.

31. Ernest Hemingway. "Paris." Life 56, no. 15 (April 10, 1964).

32. Ernest Hemingway. A Moveable Feast. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964. First edition.

33. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tender Is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition.

34. F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Tender Is the Night, A Romance. [Part] I." Scribner's Magazine XCV, no. 1 (January 1934). The first of four parts of the serialization of Fitzgerald's novel in early 1934.

35. John Dos Passos. Three Soldiers. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. First edition.

36. [Djuna Barnes.] The Ladies Almanack.... Paris: Printed for the Author by Edward Titus at the Black Manikin Press, 1926. First edition, illustrated by the author. Publication was paid for by Robert McAlmon, and the book was actually printed in Dijon by Maurice Darantière.

37. Djuna Barnes. Nightwood. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. First edition.

38. Sherwood Anderson. A Story Teller's Story. New York: Huebsch, 1924. First edition. Library of Burton Emmett.

39. Sherwood Anderson. "L'Homme qui devint femme." Les Cahiers du moi, nos. 18 and 19. Paris: Editions Emile-Paul Frères, 1926. A collection of three Anderson stories, edited by Bernard Faÿ and translated by Faÿ and Jean Rivière. First edition. This copy inscribed by the author to Burton Emmett. Library of Burton Emmett.

40. Issues of selected periodicals published in part or in whole in Paris during the 1920s, including The Transatlantic Review, Exile, This Quarter, and transition.

41. Harry Crosby. Red Skeletons. Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1927. One of 366 numbered copies. With six colored illustrations by Alastair. First edition.

42. Kay Boyle. Short Stories. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. First edition of the author's first book.

43. Ezra Pound. Imaginary Letters. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. One of 350 numbered copies. First edition.

44. Hart Crane. The Bridge. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. With three photographs by Walker Evans. First edition.

45. Kiki's Memoirs: Translated from the French by Samuel Putnam. Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. Full Page Reproductions of Twenty Paintings by Kiki, with Portraits by Man Ray, Foujita, Kisling, Per Krogh, Hermine David, etc. Paris: Edward W. Titus, At the Sign of the Black Manikin Press, 1930. First edition of the English translation.

46. Samuel Beckett. Whoroscope. Paris: Hours Press, 1930. One of 100 numbered copies, signed by the author. With the original publisher's printed publicity band around the wrappers. First edition of the author's first book.

47. Ezra Pound. A Draft of XXX Cantos. Paris: Hours Press, 1930. One of 200 numbered copies. First edition.

48. Richard Aldington. Death of a Hero. Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930. First edition.

49. Henry Miller. Blank Spring. Paris: Obelisk Press, 1936. First edition. Signed by the author on the half-title.

50. Henry Miller. Max and the White Phagocytes. Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938. First edition.

51. Henry Miller. Tropic of Capricorn. Paris: Obelisk Press, 1939. First edition.

52. Anaïs Nin. D. H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study. Paris: Edward W. Titus, At the Sign of the Black Manikin Press, 1932. First edition of the author's first book.

53. Lawrence Durrell. The Black Book. Paris: Obelisk Press, [1938]. First edition.

54. Henry Miller. Quiet Days in Clichy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1956. With photographs by Brassaï. First edition.

55. Brassaï. Henry Miller: Grandeur nature. Paris: Gallimard, 1975. With sixteen photographs by the author. First edition.

56. Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Pictures of the Gone World. San Francisco: City Lights, 1955. One of an estimated (by the author and publisher) twenty-five copies of the hard-cover issue of the first edition. Beats Collection.

57. Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Company Benefit Readings.... With a foreword by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Vincennes, France: Frank Books, 1991. First edition. Beats Collection.

58. Selected issues from the Paris Review of 1953.

59. Selected issues from the Paris expatriate journal Merlin, edited by Alexander Trocchi between 1952 and 1955.

60. Samuel Beckett. Watt. Paris: Olympia Press, 1953. Collection Merlin Series. First edition.

61. Samuel Beckett. Molloy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Translated from the French by Patrick Bowles with the collaboration of the author. Collection Merlin Series. First English-language edition.

62. Samuel Beckett. Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable: A Trilogy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1959. Translated from the French by Patrick Bowles with the collaboration of the author. Traveller's Companion Series. First English-language edition of the trilogy.

63. Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. 2 volumes. First edition.

64. J. P. Donleavy. The Ginger Man. Paris: Olympia Press, 1958. Traveller's Companion Series. First edition. Olympia Press Collection.

65. Olympia, no. 1 (December 1961). The first of four issues (1961-63) of the periodical published in Paris by the Olympia Press. This first issue has contributions by a number of the expatriates, notably excerpts from William Burroughs's The Soft Machine.

66. The Olympia Press of Paris--The Publishers Who Defeated Censorship. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1962.

67. Allen Ginsberg. Kaddish. San Francisco: City Lights, 1961. First edition. Beats Collection. This copy is inscribed by the author to Bob Thompson, an African American artist and fellow inhabitant of the so-called Beat Hotel on the rue Git-le-Coeur on the Left Bank in Paris.

68. William Burroughs. The Naked Lunch. Paris: Olympia Press, 1959. Traveller's Companion Series. First edition.

69. Sinclair Beiles, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Brion Gysin. Minutes to Go. Paris: Two Cities Editions, 1960. First edition. Beats Collection.

70. Gregory Corso. The American Express. Paris: Olympia Press, 1961. Traveller's Companion Series. First edition. A second copy, without jacket, is located in the Olympia Press Collection.

71. William Burroughs. The Soft Machine. Paris: Olympia Press, 1961. Traveller's Companion Series. With dust jacket designed by Brion Gysin. First edition. Olympia Press Collection. This copy carries inscriptions to Roger Richards by Burroughs, Gysin, and Maurice Girodias, the publisher. A second copy is located in the general rare book collection.

72. William Burroughs. The Ticket That Exploded. Paris: Olympia Press, 1962. Traveller's Companion Series. First edition. This copy autographed by the author.

73. Richard Wright. Native Son. New York: Harper and Row, 1940. First edition.

74. Richard Wright. "J'ai essayé d'être communiste." Les Temps Modernes 5, no. 45 (July 1949). Translated by René Guyonnet.

75. Chester Himes. Pinktoes. Paris: Olympia Press, 1961. Traveller's Companion Series. First edition.

76. Chester Himes. Une Affaire de viol. Traduit de l'américain par André Mathieu. Paris: Editions les Yeux Ouverts, 1963. First edition. Himes's novel did not appear in English until 1980.

77. James Baldwin. "Everybody's Protest Novel." Zero, no.1 (Spring 1949). The same issue includes Richard Wright's "The Man Who Killed a Shadow."

78. James Baldwin. Giovanni's Room. New York: Dial Press, 1956. First edition.

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