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      • E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962) AMERICAN
        Jun. 14, 2023

        E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962) AMERICAN

        Est: $100 - $200

        UNTITLED, 1925, ink drawing on paper, signed lower right, sheet 14 x 11”, frame 18 x 14 ½” with glass.

        Clark's Fine Art & Auctioneers Inc.
      • Attr. E.E. Cummings Moon Landscape WC Painting
        Aug. 01, 2022

        Attr. E.E. Cummings Moon Landscape WC Painting

        Est: $300 - $500

        New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,1894-1962 Impressionist depiction of a dense forest beneath a full moon. Both an author and artist, Cummings was encouraged from a young age to pursue art, many of his written works are also about art and his experience visiting Picasso's studio.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin (1894–1962). 95 Poems. New York: Ha...
        Apr. 26, 2022

        CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin (1894–1962). 95 Poems. New York: Ha...

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin (1894–1962). 95 Poems. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, [1958]. 8vo. Original publisher’s gilt–lettered blue cloth stamped in blind, top edge yellow (spine a touch sunned, contemporary gift inscription on ffep); original card slipcase with printed label (light edgewear). LIMITED EDITION, number 128 of 300 copies being the FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY CUMMINGS.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • E.E. Cummings TLS With Original Pencil Elephant Doodle; Plus 2 Pcs of Bonus Material from Partner Marion Morehouse
        Jan. 06, 2022

        E.E. Cummings TLS With Original Pencil Elephant Doodle; Plus 2 Pcs of Bonus Material from Partner Marion Morehouse

        Est: $400 - $500

        E.E. Cummings TLS With Original Pencil Elephant Doodle; Plus 2 Pcs of Bonus Material from Partner Marion Morehouse A small archive of material related to modern poet Edward Estlin "E.E." Cummings (1894-1962), including a 1p typed letter signed by him with an original drawing; a 4pp autograph letter signed by his longtime partner, Marion Morehouse (1906-1969); a Christmas card signed by Morehouse for Cummings and herself; and two original transmittal envelopes engrossed by Morehouse. The lot is comprised of: 1. A 1p typed letter signed by E.E. Cummings as "EEC" at right, with a wonderful original pencil drawing of a stampeding elephant at the letterhead (Cummings was also an accomplished illustrator and painter.) Written at Cummings's longtime flat at 4 Patchin Place in Greenwich Village, New York City on October 13, 1946. On watermarked paper typed "4 Patchin Place" near the bottom. Cummings has marked an acute accent in pencil above the word "naivete" in the third paragraph. Expected light transmittal folds, else near fine. 8.5" x 11." Accompanied by its original transmittal envelope engrossed by Marion Morehouse, including her signature for Cummings as "E.E. Cummings" on the return address panel verso. Cummings wrote his friend and fellow poet Theodore Spencer (1902-1949) in part, with unchanged spelling, punctuation, and other usage: "thanks for the Two Towers! Very few pro tem denizens of a nonworld nineteen-eighteenths buried in radiopuke and moviemerde can possibly or otherwise enjoy receiving your churches as much as myself I thank you also for beeing Allen T's bonnet about faerietales and again for the delightful dinner con Richards,whom(with perhaps even more than my usual naiveté) had supposed to be a sort of an unkind of a subhumansupergadget…" E.E. Cummings, best-known for his experimental poetical style, employs some of the same unconventional literary elements in this letter. These unexpected oddities of usage, typical of Cummings's poetry, include: - A lack of capitalization, though selective, not exclusive (ex. beginning new sentences with lower case letters, but capitalizing the proper noun "Allen T"); - A lack of spacing between characters and words (ex: "Richards,whom(with… [sic]"); - A scattering of foreign words and phrases (ex: "bonne chance" [French for "good luck"]); - Invented compound words of satisfying phonetic quality (ex. "radiopuke and moviemerde" ["merde" means "shit" in French); - Interesting imagery including the metaphor of a bee in a bonnet translated as "beeing Allen T's bonnet." Theodore Spencer had earned his doctorate at Harvard University (Cummings's alma mater) in 1928, and served as a Professor of English there between 1927 and his death in 1949. Also included are two pieces of bonus material written by Marion Morehouse, Cummings's last romantic partner and possibly his third wife (their marital status remains unclear.) Morehouse was one of the most famous fashion models of the 1920s and 1930s, posing for "Vogue" and "Vanity Fair." She met E.E. in 1934 and the couple lived together at 4 Patchin Place until the poet's death in 1962. 2. A 4pp autograph letter signed by Morehouse as "Marion" at the end of the last page. Written at 4 Patchin Place in New York City on October 1, 1946, and discussing the same dinner hosted by Spencer mentioned in Cummings's October 13th letter. Thus, we can compare Marion's "normal" thank you note (dated October 1st) with Cummings's rather fantastical one (dated October 13th), side by side. Accompanied by its original transmittal envelope also in Morehouse's hand and initialed "M.M.C." on the return address panel verso. In the letter, Marion mentions Cummings's "strange rather abstract hatred of the British" along with a potential future project with "Harper's Bazaar" illustrating fairy tales. 3. A Christmas card signed by Morehouse as "Cummings + Marion" and also signed as "M." This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses. WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

        University Archives
      • E.E. CUMMINGS (1894 - 1962, AMERICAN) The Rake.
        Dec. 02, 2021

        E.E. CUMMINGS (1894 - 1962, AMERICAN) The Rake.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        E.E. CUMMINGS (1894 - 1962, AMERICAN) The Rake. Oil on card. 451x215 mm; 17 3/4x8 1/2 inches. Provenance: The artist; Doris Cummings, daughter of the artist; Gifted through the Estate of Doris Cummings to Luethi-Peterson Camps, NH, 1969; Private collection, Boston. E.E. Cummings Collection label on backing.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Signed limited edition e.e. cummings, 1931 Signed limited edition e.e. cumm
        Sep. 17, 2021

        Signed limited edition e.e. cummings, 1931 Signed limited edition e.e. cumm

        Est: $700 - $900

        Signed limited edition e.e. cummings, 1931 Signed limited edition e.e. cummings, 1931 CUMMINGS, E. E. (1894-1962). W. New York: Horace Liveright, 1931. First edition, signed, one of 95 copies (this is copy 49). Cummings’s third major…

        Christie's
      • Edward Estlin Cummings (American, 1894-1962), "A Laid Boulder in Woods"
        Apr. 11, 2021

        Edward Estlin Cummings (American, 1894-1962), "A Laid Boulder in Woods"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Edward Estlin Cummings (American/New York/New Hampshire, 1894-1962) "A Laid Boulder in Woods" oil on canvas verso with "Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas" label. Framed. 40" x 30", framed 41" x 31" Provenance: Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas; the corporate collection of Freeport-McMoRan, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • E.E. Cummings (American, 1894-1962)
        Nov. 22, 2020

        E.E. Cummings (American, 1894-1962)

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        E.E. Cummings (American, 1894-1962) , "Woman with Downcast Eyes", 1940, oil on canvas, unsigned, "Beaux Arts, Dallas, TX" gallery label with artist, title and date on backing board, 12 in. x 9 in., framed . Provenance: Ex-Collection of the artist's estate; Swann Auction Galleries, New York, NY, June 13, 2013, lot 109

        Neal Auction Company
      • Cummings, E. E
        Nov. 20, 2020

        Cummings, E. E

        Est: €160 - €240

        Cummings, E. E Six nonlectures. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1953. 5 Bl., 113 S., 2 Bl. 24 x 15 cm. Original-Leinwand (Rücken mit wenigen kleinen Flecken). Erste Ausgabe. - Eins von 350 handschriftlich nummerierten Exemplaren, vom Verfasser signiert. - Gutes Exemplar. First edition. - One of 350 numbered copies, signed by the author. - Spine with a few tiny stains, else a very good copy. VAT: *

        Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH
      • ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment
        Sep. 10, 2020

        ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. In 1934, after his separation from his second wife, Cummings met Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer. Although it is not clear whether the two were ever formally married, Morehouse lived with Cummings in a common-law marriage until his death in 1962. She died on May 18, 1969, while living at 4 Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, New York City, where Cummings had resided since September 1924. Offered here is a scarce 2pp. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 9 x 18 1/2 in., an Agreement of Lease made this 18th day of July 1947 between Hugh Keenan... and E. E. Cummings... [for] the apartment containing two rooms known as Apartment on the second floor rear floor in the building known as 4 Patchin Place in the Borough of Manhatten, City of New York, for the term of seventeen months... at an annual rental of Five Hundred Seventeen and 50/100 Dollars...," signed Hugh Keenan, E. E. Cummings, and H. C. Lovejoy (Notary Public). Folds (small breaks/ couple minor losses), some spotting/ light stain-- overall quite good.

        East Coast Books
      • E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (NY/MA/NH, 1894-1962)
        Aug. 30, 2020

        E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (NY/MA/NH, 1894-1962)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Still Life of a Vase of White Flowers in a Gallery, oil on canvas, unsigned but with Gotham Book Mart number, GBM #845 handwritten on stretcher, in a golden oak panel frame with gold beaded liner, OS: 19 3/4" x 19 3/4", SS: 11 1/2" x 11 1/2". Fine condition.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment
        Aug. 27, 2020

        ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. In 1934, after his separation from his second wife, Cummings met Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer. Although it is not clear whether the two were ever formally married, Morehouse lived with Cummings in a common-law marriage until his death in 1962. She died on May 18, 1969, while living at 4 Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, New York City, where Cummings had resided since September 1924. Offered here is a scarce 2pp. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 9 x 18 1/2 in., an Agreement of Lease made this 18th day of July 1947 between Hugh Keenan... and E. E. Cummings... [for] the apartment containing two rooms known as Apartment on the second floor rear floor in the building known as 4 Patchin Place in the Borough of Manhatten, City of New York, for the term of seventeen months... at an annual rental of Five Hundred Seventeen and 50/100 Dollars...," signed Hugh Keenan, E. E. Cummings, and H. C. Lovejoy (Notary Public). Folds (small breaks/ couple minor losses), some spotting/ light stain-- overall quite good.

        East Coast Books
      • ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment
        Jul. 30, 2020

        ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. In 1934, after his separation from his second wife, Cummings met Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer. Although it is not clear whether the two were ever formally married, Morehouse lived with Cummings in a common-law marriage until his death in 1962. She died on May 18, 1969, while living at 4 Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, New York City, where Cummings had resided since September 1924. Offered here is a scarce 2pp. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 9 x 18 1/2 in., an Agreement of Lease made this 18th day of July 1947 between Hugh Keenan... and E. E. Cummings... [for] the apartment containing two rooms known as Apartment on the second floor rear floor in the building known as 4 Patchin Place in the Borough of Manhatten, City of New York, for the term of seventeen months... at an annual rental of Five Hundred Seventeen and 50/100 Dollars...," signed Hugh Keenan, E. E. Cummings, and H. C. Lovejoy (Notary Public). Folds (small breaks/ couple minor losses), some spotting/ light stain-- overall quite good.

        East Coast Books
      • CUMMINGS E.E.: (1894-1962)
        Jul. 23, 2020

        CUMMINGS E.E.: (1894-1962)

        Est: €200 - €300

        CUMMINGS E.E.: (1894-1962) American Poet and Author. One of the main American poets of the 20th century. T.L.S., `E.E.C.´, in red pencil, one page, 4to, New York City, 16th February 1952, to Mr. Lazarus. Cummings, in his particular way of writing, states in part `Your remarkably well-printed volume arrived soundly & safely; I´d have long ago attempted an expression of gratitude, if something somewhat like badoldfashioned flu hadn´t interfered…the fact that your book´s birthplace is Helsinki pleases someone-I-shall-call-our-unhero very much-vide poem 43 of an even morethanever nonpopular adventure entitled XAIPE….so must content myself with wishing you the deepest (not excepting patience) of all virtues - courage.´ VG

        International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.
      • ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment
        Jul. 09, 2020

        ee Cummings sign 1947 lease for apartment

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. In 1934, after his separation from his second wife, Cummings met Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer. Although it is not clear whether the two were ever formally married, Morehouse lived with Cummings in a common-law marriage until his death in 1962. She died on May 18, 1969, while living at 4 Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, New York City, where Cummings had resided since September 1924. Offered here is a scarce 2pp. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 9 x 18 1/2 in., an Agreement of Lease made this 18th day of July 1947 between Hugh Keenan... and E. E. Cummings... [for] the apartment containing two rooms known as Apartment on the second floor rear floor in the building known as 4 Patchin Place in the Borough of Manhatten, City of New York, for the term of seventeen months... at an annual rental of Five Hundred Seventeen and 50/100 Dollars...," signed Hugh Keenan, E. E. Cummings, and H. C. Lovejoy (Notary Public). Folds (small breaks/ couple minor losses), some spotting/ light stain-- overall quite good.

        East Coast Books
      • E. E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (AMERICAN, 1894-
        May. 31, 2020

        E. E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (AMERICAN, 1894-

        Est: $600 - $900

        1962). Watercolor and pencil on two-sided paper. "Mountain Near Lake/Portrait of a Woman". From an Upper East Side, NY collection.

        Clarke Auction Gallery
      • E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (NY/MA/NH, 1894-1962)
        Mar. 03, 2019

        E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (NY/MA/NH, 1894-1962)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        E.E. (EDWARD ESTLIN) CUMMINGS (NY/MA/NH, 1894-1962) The Burlesque Dancer, oil on upson board, unsigned, circa 1920, in a Victorian sponged gesso frame, under glass, OS: 23 1/4" x 14 1/4", SS: 17" x 8". Purchased from the artist. This was purchased by Marion Raoul Stewart (Mrs. Walter A. Stewart), directly from the artist, who had also done a portrait of her. Descended to her daughter Helen H. Stewart Lowell, late of Concord, MA.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • E. E. CUMMINGS Rents Beloved 4 PATCHIN PLACE Manhatten
        Sep. 15, 2018

        E. E. CUMMINGS Rents Beloved 4 PATCHIN PLACE Manhatten

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he sometimes signed his name, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. In 1934, after his separation from his second wife, Cummings met Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer. Although it is not clear whether the two were ever formally married, Morehouse lived with Cummings in a common-law marriage until his death in 1962. She died on May 18, 1969, while living at 4 Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, New York City, where Cummings had resided since September 1924. Offered here is a scarce 2pp. DOCUMENT SIGNED, 9 x 18 1/2 in., an Agreement of Lease made this 18th day of July 1947 between Hugh Keenan... and E. E. Cummings... [for] the apartment containing two rooms known as Apartment on the second floor rear floor in the building known as 4 Patchin Place in the Borough of Manhatten, City of New York, for the term of seventeen months... at an annual rental of Five Hundred Seventeen and 50/100 Dollars...," signed Hugh Keenan, E. E. Cummings, and H. C. Lovejoy (Notary Public). Folds (small breaks/ couple minor losses), some spotting/ light stain-- overall quite good.

        East Coast Books
      • E.E. Cummings (American/New York/New Hampshire, 1894-1962), "Mountain Road"
        Jul. 29, 2018

        E.E. Cummings (American/New York/New Hampshire, 1894-1962), "Mountain Road"

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        E.E. Cummings (American/New York/New Hampshire, 1894-1962) "Mountain Road" oil on canvas unsigned, dated en verso "Sept. 6 '47". Framed. 30" x 40", framed 31" x 41" Provenance: Watson/deNagy Co., Houston, Texas; Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas; Corporate collection of Freeport-McMoRan, New Orleans, Louisiana. Notes: While best known for his innovative avant garde poetry, Edward Estlin Cummings was also a passionate visual artist and considered painting his "twin obsession". The Armory Show that toured the U.S. in 1913 played a pivotal role in his artistic development. Of all the artists included in that exhibition, it was Cezanne who made the deepest impression on Cummings, not only stylistically but also with the subjects he chose to paint. As Cezanne lovingly painted his native Provence, Cummings did so with his studies of Mount Chocorua, near his parents' home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. As a poet and a painter, he was drawn to a multitude of subjects, though nature played the most prominent role in his work.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings" Limited autographed edition 250 of 300. Harcourt Brace, 1958. Blue...
        Aug. 17, 2017

        e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings" Limited autographed edition 250 of 300. Harcourt Brace, 1958. Blue...

        Est: $150 - $250

        e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings" Limited autographed edition 250 of 300. Harcourt Brace, 1958. Blue bindings with slipcover 9 5/8 in. x 6 1/4 in.

        Sloans & Kenyon
      • Zylla, Klaus - Cummings E. E
        Feb. 18, 2017

        Zylla, Klaus - Cummings E. E

        Est: €200 - €300

        Plato told. Malerbuch in Leporelloform mit 20 doppelblattgroßen, signierten Original-Zeichnungen mit handschriftlichem Text von Klaus Zylla. Berlin, Edition Galerie auf Zeit, 2002. 32 x 23 cm (ausgefaltet 160 cm lang). Brokat-Seideneinband in Pappschuber. Unikat. - Malerbuch im Stil eines chinesischen Leporellos, mit Original-Zeichnungen von Klaus Zylla zu Texten des amerikanischen Autors Edward Estlin Cummings. - Tadellos. - Dabei: Pückler-Muskau, Hermann Fürst von. Syringa persica. Andeutungen zu Pückler. Mit 5 signierten und nummerierten Farbradierungen von K. Zylla. Berlin, Edition Tartuca, 2000. Unpaginiert. 27 x 36 cm. Original-Büttenumschlag mit farbigem "Pulppainting" von Klaus Zylla und Fadenheftung (leicht fleckig). - Tartuca, Band 3. - Eins von 30 (GA 60) arabisch nummerierten Exemplaren, erschien noch in 30 römisch nummerierten Exemplaren mit unterschiedlichen Graphikreihen. - Schönes Exemplar.

        Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH
      • e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings"
        Feb. 11, 2017

        e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings"

        Est: $200 - $300

        e.e. cummings (American, 1894-1962), "95 POEMS BY e.e. cummings" Limited autographed edition 250 of 300. Harcourt Brace, 1958. Blue bindings with slipcover 9 5/8 in. x 6 1/4 in.

        Sloans & Kenyon
      • Zylla, Klaus - - Cummings E. E. Plato told. Malerbuch in Leporelloform mit
        Nov. 05, 2016

        Zylla, Klaus - - Cummings E. E. Plato told. Malerbuch in Leporelloform mit

        Est: €300 - €450

        Zylla, Klaus - - Cummings E. E. Plato told. Malerbuch in Leporelloform mit 20 doppelblattgroßen, signierten Original-Zeichnungen mit handschriftlichem Text von Klaus Zylla. Berlin, Edition Galerie auf Zeit, 2002. 32 x 23 cm (ausgefaltet 160 cm lang). Brokat-Seideneinband in Pappschuber. Unikat. - Malerbuch im Stil eines chinesischen Leporellos, mit Original-Zeichnungen von Klaus Zylla zu Texten des amerikanischen Autor Edward Estlin Cummings. - Tadellos.

        Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH
      • E.E. CUMMINGS, American (1894-1962), "Abstraction", oil on canvas, unsigned, dated "May 2 '43" on the reverse, in a Heydenryk Frame....
        Oct. 27, 2016

        E.E. CUMMINGS, American (1894-1962), "Abstraction", oil on canvas, unsigned, dated "May 2 '43" on the reverse, in a Heydenryk Frame....

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        E.E. CUMMINGS American (1894-1962) "Abstraction" oil on canvas, unsigned, dated "May 2 ''43" on the reverse, in a Heydenryk Frame. 20 x16 inches Provenance: Estate of the artist to his daughter; Gift from daughter to Luethi-Peterson Camp, New Hampshire; Private Collection, New Hampshire; Property of The Boston Art Club. Other Notes: Label on the reverse "From E.E. Cummings Collection donated to Luethi-Peterson Camps in 1969". Tags: Abstract, Poetry, Modern / Contemporary

        Shannon's
      • Portrait Oil on Panel Collection of E.E. Cummings
        Jan. 09, 2016

        Portrait Oil on Panel Collection of E.E. Cummings

        Est: $200 - $300

        Oil on panel portrait of a woman in vibrant hues, primarily green and red tones. Painting draws heavily on influences of expressionism and impressionism. Note on the back says the piece was donated by the poet E. E. Cummings from his private collection to Leuthi-Peterson Camps in 1969. Unsigned. Double mat housed in a gilt frame. Cracking to paint lower left, otherwise painting in good condition. Some loss to gilding on frame. 16.5 inches height, 8 inches width sight. 26.5 inches height, 16.5 inches width, frame. 16.5"H x 8"W

        Peachtree & Bennett
      • E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) K-O
        Dec. 01, 2015

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) K-O

        Est: -

        E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) K-O

        Christie's
      • AMERICAN LITERATURE VOLUME
        Nov. 14, 2015

        AMERICAN LITERATURE VOLUME

        Est: $50 - $80

        AMERICAN LITERATURE VOLUME, E. E. Cummings (1894-1962), "No Thanks", 1935, first trade edition, limited to 900 copies, but not numbered, Golden Eagle Press, New York; bound in cloth, with red lettering, lacking dust jacket.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • E.E. CUMMINGS, (American, 1894-1962), WHITE MOUNTAINS LANDSCAPE, ca. 1925, oil on artboard, 36 x 48 in. (frame: 38 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.)
        Jun. 21, 2015

        E.E. CUMMINGS, (American, 1894-1962), WHITE MOUNTAINS LANDSCAPE, ca. 1925, oil on artboard, 36 x 48 in. (frame: 38 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        E.E. CUMMINGS (American, 1894-1962) WHITE MOUNTAINS LANDSCAPE ca. 1925, oil on artboard 36 x 48 in. (frame: 38 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.) Provenance: Property of The Estate of the artist; the artist's daughter; Luthi-Peterson Camp, 1969; Private Collection, Rhode Island; The Boston Art Club. Other Notes: Bears LPC inventory label no. 657, verso.

        Grogan & Company
      • CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin, (American, 1894-1962): ''Three
        May. 18, 2014

        CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin, (American, 1894-1962): ''Three

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin, (American, 1894-1962): ''Three Heads After El Greco'' (''The Despolations''), Oil/Board. Approx 7'' x 14''. William Plumley Estate. He is hailed by the critics as a critical observer and chronicler of the modem era. Ezra Pound placed Cummings' book of poetry, Is 5, as the second most important book of the 20th century, ahead of James Joyce's Ulysses. Although best remembered for his visual poetry, his academic training at Harvard was in Graphic art. He wrote to his father late in 1923, ''One's tastes have not, I fear, materially changed: am still convinced that |I| am primarily a painter....'' [From an unpublished letter in the Cummings Collection of the Houghton Library, Harvard.] Similar comments are sprinkled throughout the many books, monographs, and articles about his art, much of which is housed in permanent university archives, museums, and private collections. Although he achieved substantial acclaim as a painter in the years between the wars, he later viewed the artistic establishment as hopelessly anti-intellectual and abandoned the New York galleries. He received a number of honors, including an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1958, and a Ford Foundation grant. Nearly a thousand pieces of his original art were placed at the Gotham Book Mart (Gallery) in NYC in 1973 by the estate of Mrs. E. E. Cummings (Marion Morehouse). ''Three Heads after El Greco'') is approx. 7 x 14 oil on stiff cardboard; GBM description, ''fragments in sienna from 'The Despoliation.'' It survived the Paris years. In 1980, Marianne Morehouse, his widow, consigned a collection through the legendary Gotham Book Marte on Manhattan's West Forty-Seventh Street. The art was displayed on the second floor, and each had a Gotham number assigned and fully described in the catalog. Marion Morehouse (1906-1969); She was a model and photographer, who met E.E Cummings in 1932'onen 'referred to as his third wife, it is not clear whether the two were ever legally married. Morehouse lived with Cummings until his death in 1962. [Note: For price comparisons, see the web site http://eecummingsart.com/ From the William Crawford Plumley Estate.

        Burchard Galleries Inc
      • WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Mediterranean Beach Scene by E. E. Cummings (NY, 1894-1962), signed lower left. More famous as a poet. In teak bo
        Feb. 09, 2014

        WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Mediterranean Beach Scene by E. E. Cummings (NY, 1894-1962), signed lower left. More famous as a poet. In teak bo

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Mediterranean Beach Scene by E. E. Cummings (NY, 1894-1962), signed lower left. More famous as a poet. In teak box frame, floated within mat, glazed. A gift from the artist to the consignor's family. OS: 13 1/2" x 17 1/2". SS: 8 1/4" x 12 1/4". Fine condition.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (American, 1894-1962), Portrait of Marion Moore, Unsigned, identified as "from E.E. Cummings Collection"
        Feb. 07, 2014

        E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (American, 1894-1962), Portrait of Marion Moore, Unsigned, identified as "from E.E. Cummings Collection"

        Est: $1,800 - $2,200

        E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (American, 1894-1962) Portrait of Marion Moore Unsigned, identified as "from E.E. Cummings Collection" on a label from Luethi-Peterson Camps affixed to the paper backing. Oil on canvas laid on board, sight size 15 x 11 1/2 in. (38.1 x 29.2 cm), framed. Condition: Canvas mounted to board, with window mat affixed around all four sides. Provenance: Luethi-Peterson Camps to a private collector, to Grogan & Company, Dedham, Massachusetts, November 11, 2000, Lot 42; to a private New England collection. N.B. Marion Moore was E.E. Cummings's first wife.

        Skinner
      • Cummings, E.E. (1894-1962) Four Early Titles, Two Signed. Eight Harvard Poets, New York: Laurence J. Gomme, 1917, octavo, first editio
        Nov. 17, 2013

        Cummings, E.E. (1894-1962) Four Early Titles, Two Signed. Eight Harvard Poets, New York: Laurence J. Gomme, 1917, octavo, first editio

        Est: $600 - $800

        Cummings, E.E. (1894-1962) Four Early Titles, Two Signed. Eight Harvard Poets, New York: Laurence J. Gomme, 1917, octavo, first edition, with six poems by Cummings, a newspaper blurb about the publication pinned to the first page of poems, and a carbon of another typed poem tipped in, foxing, original publisher's boards, with some water drops and wear; Tulips and Chimneys, New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923, first edition of the author's first book, quarto, toning to endleaves, foxing, page 69/70 with fore-edge trimmed away unevenly (bad opening?) taking about a 1 1/2 inch of the blank margin, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. HIM, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927, signed by Cummings on ffep; in publisher's half black cloth and illustrated front board; with a collection of related clippings taped down with yellowing cello tape, inner flap fragments of the dust jacket, and an ad for The Enormous Room, all tucked inside the front board, binding slightly bumped, sunned, with finger marks, 8 x 5 1/4 in. [and] Christmas Tree, New York: S.A. Jacobs, 1928, inscribed on ffep, "for Aunt Ellen/Merry Christmas!/E.E.C." original inscription in pencil, traced over in ink, in the original half red cloth, with silver label, silver free end leaf in the front, text printed in green ink, title page and colophon printed in red and green; green paper-covered boards with silver specks, the front board has lost its green color due to sun fading, 7 3/4 x 5 in. (4)

        Skinner
      • E. E. CUMMINGS Two studies of nudes.
        Jun. 13, 2013

        E. E. CUMMINGS Two studies of nudes.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        E. E. CUMMINGS Two studies of nudes. Woman with Downcast Eyes, oil on canvas. 310x230 mm; 12x9 1/8 inches * Landscape with Nudes, oil on card stock, 1940. 445x218 mm; 17 1/2x8 5/8 inches. Listed in Landmarks of Modern Literature and Thought: Superb Rare Books, Manuscripts and Art, Lame Duck Books, Boston, Catalogue number 2 copies of which are included with this lot. Ex-collection the artist's estate, with the inventory numbers on the frame versos and with a letter from John Wronoski, Lame Duck Books, August 24, 2001.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Cummings, E.E.
        May. 15, 2013

        Cummings, E.E.

        Est: £200 - £250

        Cummings, E.E. 50 poems. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. 8vo, inscribed from E.E. Cummings to Dan Eastman on front free-endpaper, dated January 25 1941, original cloth, spine a little darkened; [Idem] Is 5. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition, original quarter cloth with orange gilt-flecked boards, some occasional light spotting, spine slightly faded, edges and corners a little rubbed; [Idem] 1x1. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1944. First? edition, 8vo, original blue-grey cloth, dustwrapper not price-clipped but slightly chipped and soiled with a couple of very small closed tears; [Idem] XLI poems. New York: The Dial Press, 1925. First edition, 8vo, original blue cloth with title on gold label to upper cover, previous owner's signature and some darkening to endpapers, occasional very light spotting, some soiling to upper cover, corners and ends of spine bumped; and 6 others (10)

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • Cummings, E.E.
        May. 15, 2013

        Cummings, E.E.

        Est: £250 - £350

        Cummings, E.E. The enormous room. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. First edition, first issue with the word 'shit' uncensored on page 219, 8vo, original tan cloth, a little light soiling to a few pages, covers a little rubbed and soiled; [Idem] [no title]. New York: Covici Friede, 1930. 4to, number 75 of 491 copies signed by the author, eight illustrations, bookplate of The University of Chicago Library to front free-endpaper, a little dust-soiling to title, original grey cloth with silver title panel, upper hinge splitting, some fading and soiling to covers; [Idem] EIMI. New York: Covici, Friede, 1933. First American edition, 8vo, number 761 of 1381 copies signed by the author, original yellow cloth, previous owner's signature to front free-endpaper, some soiling and fading to covers (3)

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • E.E. CUMMINGS, (American, 1894-1962), BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN VASE, oil on canvas;, 24 x 18 1/2 inches
        Oct. 15, 2011

        E.E. CUMMINGS, (American, 1894-1962), BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN VASE, oil on canvas;, 24 x 18 1/2 inches

        Est: $700 - $900

        E.E. CUMMINGS (American, 1894-1962) BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN VASE oil on canvas; dated on verso 3.10.45; 24 x 18 1/2 inches Provenance: Alfred Rice, Esq., gift of M.M. Cummings

        Grogan & Company
      • CUMMINGS E. E.: (1894-1962) American Poet and
        Jul. 17, 2011

        CUMMINGS E. E.: (1894-1962) American Poet and

        Est: £80 - £100

        CUMMINGS E. E.: (1894-1962) American Poet and Painter. Brief T.L.S., with his initials, E E C, (in bold red crayon), on one side of a correspondence card, New York City, 3rd April 1960, to Arthur Schaffer. Cummings writes, in full, 'thank you! Marion & I hope we'll be seeing you soon -- Bonne Chance!' VG. Marion Morehouse, a fashion model and photographer, was the third wife of Cummings.

        International Autograph Auctions
      • Attributed to Edward Estlin (E.E.) Cummings (American, 1894-1962) Nude. Unsigned, with a Dryden Galleries, Ltd., "20th Memorial Exhi...
        Apr. 13, 2011

        Attributed to Edward Estlin (E.E.) Cummings (American, 1894-1962) Nude. Unsigned, with a Dryden Galleries, Ltd., "20th Memorial Exhi...

        Est: $400 - $600

        Attributed to Edward Estlin (E.E.) Cummings (American, 1894-1962) Nude. Unsigned, with a Dryden Galleries, Ltd., "20th Memorial Exhibition of paintings by e.e. cummings, 1982" brochure on the reverse. Oil on paper, sight size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame.

        Skinner
      • E. E. CUMMINGS Self Portrait.
        Nov. 20, 2009

        E. E. CUMMINGS Self Portrait.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        E. E. CUMMINGS Self Portrait. Watercolor on cream wove paper. 310x236 mm; 12 1/4x9 1/4 inches. Inscribed with the initials "E. E. C." in pencil, verso.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • CUMMINGS, E.E. 1894-1962.
        Oct. 22, 2007

        CUMMINGS, E.E. 1894-1962.

        Est: $300 - $500

        Collected Poems. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1940]. 8vo. Cloth. Bookplate, clippings tipped to front free endpaper and title page with tape, clipping affixed to half-title page with staples, some soiling to first and last leaves at margins, a few pencil marks in text, covers coated with varnish, still a good solid copy. Third printing, signed by Cummings on front free endpaper verso, and with a typewritten postcard initialed by Cummings laid in, inviting Kathryn Winslow to " drop in for a cupoftea some afternoon ," and " please remember me & Marion cordially to the Patchens ."

        Bonhams
      • CUMMINGS, E. E.
        Jun. 14, 2007

        CUMMINGS, E. E.

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        CUMMINGS, E. E. &. New York: Privately Printed, 1925 8vo., green boards. 1 of 333 copies, hand-numbered 239 on verso of half-title. Bookplate of previous owner tipped-in front pastedown; armorial gilt-stamp to rear board. Wear to edges and extremes of boards and backstrip; fading and soiling to boards and backstrip; chip to head of backstrip; fading to f.f.e.p.; 2 inch tear to foot of pages 3 through 8; pencil marginalia throughout; text otherwise clean.

        Hindman
      • CUMMINGS, E. E.
        Jun. 14, 2007

        CUMMINGS, E. E.

        Est: $100 - $200

        CUMMINGS, E. E. Tom. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Rydal Press, 1935 8vo., brown cloth boards in dustwrapper. A ballet based on "Uncle Tom''s Cabin". With a color illustrated frontispiece by Ben Shahn. Edges of dustwrapper chipped and torn; otherwise a fine copy.

        Hindman
      • CUMMINGS, E. E.
        Jun. 14, 2007

        CUMMINGS, E. E.

        Est: $500 - $700

        CUMMINGS, E. E. Tulips and Chimneys. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923 8vo., cloth-backed boards. First edition. Inscription of previous owner on f.f.e.p. Wear to edges and extremes of boards and backstrip; fading to boards and backstrip; corners of boards chipped; chip to head of rear board; text clean.

        Hindman
      • CUMMINGS, E.E.
        Jun. 17, 2005

        CUMMINGS, E.E.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        The Enormous Room. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922 Condition Note: first edition, first issue ("shit" present on final line of p.219), 8vo (7 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.; 198 x 140mm.), original light brown cloth lettered in black on spine and upper cover, dust-jacket, slight browning, occasional minor chips to leaves, bookplate removed from front fixed endpaper, professionally restored dust-jacket including small recreated sections, dust-jacket hinges strengthened CATALOGUE NOTE first edition of the author's first book. The dust-jacket blurb notes "...the most interesting book that the war has yet produced".

        Sotheby's
      • CUMMINGS, E. E.
        Apr. 13, 2004

        CUMMINGS, E. E.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        CIOPW. New York: Covici-Friede, 1936 In 4s (12 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.; 312 x 238 mm). Plates of reproductions of Cummings's paintings and drawings. Original tan burlap. Publisher's yellow cloth case.

        Sotheby's
      • CUMMINGS, E. E. Santa Claus. Frontispiece by Cummings. Printed in red and black. 4to, cloth; glassine dust jacket laid inside. one of 250 numbered
        Oct. 16, 2003

        CUMMINGS, E. E. Santa Claus. Frontispiece by Cummings. Printed in red and black. 4to, cloth; glassine dust jacket laid inside. one of 250 numbered

        Est: $250 - $350

        CUMMINGS, E. E. Santa Claus. Frontispiece by Cummings. Printed in red and black. 4to, cloth; glassine dust jacket laid inside. one of 250 numbered copies signed by cummings. New York, (1946)

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin (1894-1962). The Enormous Room. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922.
        Oct. 11, 2002

        CUMMINGS, Edward Estlin (1894-1962). The Enormous Room. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922.

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        8 o. Unbound, unopened and uncut, signatures sewn. RARE ADVANCE ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION. This is the only copy of the advance issue to appear at auction, according to American Book Prices Current since at least 1975. Cummings's first book, a novel about his experiences as a prisoner of war in World War I, is the cause of some book-collecting legend with relation to the offending word "shit" in the last line of p.219. It was widely believed that Boni & Liveright inked out the word in most copies, but in reality the publisher was not especially committed to making the emendation. It appears unadulterated in both this advance issue and the first edition below. Firmage A1. [ With: ] CUMMINGS, E.E. The Enormous Room. 8 o. (Some offsetting from dust jacket on endleaves.) Original light brown cloth; pictorial dust jacket (some minor edgewear, otherwise a very fine example). Provenance : Jose Garcia Villa (b.1906), Puerto Rican poet (presentation inscription). FIRST EDITION, A FINE LITERARY ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CUMMINGS TO JOSE GARCIA VILLA on the front free endpaper: "A gift to my friend Jos‚ Garcia Villa E.E. Cummings October 22 1943." This fine copy may have been one retained by Cummings and presented to Garcia Villa when the younger poet visited New York City. Garcia Villa was a close friend of Wallace Stevens and the two carried on a lengthy correspondence. (2).

        Christie's
      • CUMMINGS, E.E.
        Apr. 30, 2002

        CUMMINGS, E.E.

        Est: $100 - $200

        Doyle New York
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