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Guide to the Targ Editions Archive, 1953-1994 (Bulk 1979-1985) MSS.149

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Targ Editions
Title: Targ Editions Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1953-1994
Dates [bulk]: 1979-1985
Abstract: In 1979 book editor William Targ founded Targ Editions, a one-man operation that published books by contemporary authors, poets, and playwrights. There are twenty-five Targ Editions volumes, each a limited edition produced by letter press. Targ Editions includes work by Henry Roth, Saul Bellow, John Updike, Tennessee Williams, and Ray Bradbury. The Targ Editions Archive documents the publication of the Targ Editions books, through correspondence with authors, agents, printers, records of financial transactions, order requests from book sellers and collectors, press clippings and book reviews, and production materials such as manuscripts, paper samples, unbound signatures, and author photographs.
Quantity: 3.75 Linear Feet in 10 boxes
Call Phrase: MSS.149

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Biographical Note

William Targ (1907-1999) was a successful book editor and well respected in the field of commercial publishing. He is perhaps best known for publishing Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather while editor in chief of G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Targ was born in Chicago to Russian immigrants. His name was originally William Torgownik. A high-school dropout with a passion for books and letterpress printing, Targ took a job as an office boy at Macmillan when he was 18. He opened his own bookshop at 22. From 1942 to 1964 Targ worked as an editor for the World Publishing Company, eventually becoming editor in chief. He then moved to G.P. Putnam's Sons where, in 1968, he bought Puzo's novel for a $5000 advance. According to the New York Times, "'The Godfather' turned out to be the most profitable single novel ever published by Putnam's and the paperback rights were sold for more than $400,000."

Outside of the commercial realm, Targ was committed to the art of bookmanship and the ideals of the Private Press. After retiring from Putnam in 1978, he founded Targ Editions, a one-man operation he ran from his home in Greenwich Village. Targ sought to publish works by contemporary writers that had not been previously produced in book form. The twenty-five Targ Editions include works by Henry Roth, John Updike, Saul Bellow, Tennessee Williams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Norman Mailer--each book a unique volume. As Targ wrote for his Targ Editions checklist: "Each of these books is individually designed (no two formats are alike) and they are produced by letter press and are hand-bound. The various printing papers are of high quality, and enduring—mainly of rag, and deckle-edged. The bindings are of pictorial or decorated boards, and or cloth over boards. Each book is signed by its author. The editions are limited to between 150 and 350 copies each." Copies of most of the Targ Editions volumes are housed in the Fales Library.

In his own Targ Editions volume, Abacus Now, William Targ wrote: "Print can be as beautiful as music; it has the power to move, it is as volatile as stage magic. As a typophile and bookman, now on my own, I look more closely into the genius and works of the men and women who enriched our lives with beautiful books. I observe closely the contemporary typographic scene, the people engaged with the magical 26 letters by which we live... I don't think the private press printer will save the world; but I think that if we are seeking the pure of heart and a wholesome commitment, such a person may be found more readily beside a hand press than, say, in an advertising agency or in the House of Representatives--or in City Hall." William Targ died on July 22, 1999, at the age of 92, in his Manhattan home.

References:

Targ, William. Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures and Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-Collecting and Matters Personal including How to Survive in the Computer Age. New York: Targ Editions, 1984.

"William Targ, 'Godfather' Editor, Dies at 92.",New York Times. 25 July, 1999.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of production materials for all the Targ Editions volumes. Materials include correspondence with authors, financial records, production and printing materials, financial documents including purchase orders and press and publicity materials.

Arrangement

The Targ Editions Archive is divided into 26 series: 1-24 each correspond to a different Targ Editions volume, and Series 25 consists of various oversize material. The series are arranged chronologically, beginning with Targ Editions No. 2, John Updike's Three Illuminations In the Life of an American Author, and ending with an unpublished piece by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, what would have been Targ Editions No. 26.

Series I: John Updike, Three Illuminations in the Life of an American Author, Targ Editions No. 2
Series II: Ray Bradbury, Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things Little, Targ Editions No. 3
Series III: Saul Bellow, The Nobel Lecture, Targ Editions No. 4
Series IV: Kate Millett, Elegy for Sita, Targ Editions No. 5
Series V: Richard Brautigan. The Tokyo-Montana Express, Targ Editions No. 6
Series VI: Chester Himes, A Case of Rape, Targ Editions No. 7
Series VII: Laura Riding, Descriptions of Life, Targ Editions No. 8
Series VIII: Tennessee Williams, Steps Must Be Gentle, Targ Editions No. 9
Series IX: John Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman, Targ Editions No. 10
Series X: Issac Asimov, Three By Asimov, Targ Editions No. 11
Series XI: John Updike, Hawthorne's Creed, Targ Editions No. 12
Series XII: Diane Wakoski, Saturn's Rings, Targ Editions No. 14
Series XIII: D.R. Benson, Irene, Good Night, Embellished by Edward Gorey, Targ Editions No. 15
Series XIV: Marguerite Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe, Targ Editions No. 16
Series XV: Theodore Low De Vinne, The First Editor: Aldus Pius Manutius, Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi, Targ Editions No. 17
Series XVI: Jorge Amado, The Miracle of the Birds, Targ Editions No. 18
Series XVII: James A. Michener, Collectors, Forgers--And A Writer: A Memoir, Forward by John F. Fleming, Targ Editions No. 19
Series XVIII: W. D. Snodgrass, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Targ Editions No. 20
Series XIX: Wallace Shawn, Our Late Night, Targ Editions No. 21
Series XX: Norman Mailer, The Last Night, Targ Editions No. 22
Series XXI: Eleanor Sullivan, Whodunit: A Biblio-Bio-Anecdotal Memoir of Frederic Dannay, Targ Editions No. 23
Series XXII: William Targ, Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures and Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-Collecting and Matters Personal including How to Survive in the Computer Age, Targ Editions No. 24
Series XXIII: M. F. K. Fisher, Spirits of the Valley, Targ Editions No. 25
Series XXIV: Gabriel Garcia Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America, unpublished
Series XXV: Oversize - Series I-XXIV
Series XXVI: William Targ, Secret Lives Manuscript

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000
  • Frasconi, Antonio
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984
  • Millett, Kate
  • Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997
  • Riding, Laura, 1901-1991
  • García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
  • Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926-
  • Shawn, Wallace
  • Sullivan, Eleanor
  • Updike, John
  • Targ, William, 1907-
  • Yourcenar, Marguerite
  • Wakoski, Diane
  • Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001
  • Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
  • Bellow, Saul
  • Bensen, D. R. (Donald R.), 1927-1997
  • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
  • Brautigan, Richard
  • Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992

Document Type

  • Page proofs.
  • Financial records
  • Commercial correspondence
  • Legal correspondence.
  • Personal correspondence.
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Signatures (binders' notations).
  • Purchase orders.
  • Photographs.
  • Manuscripts for publication.

Subject Topics

  • American literature -- 20th century.
  • Authors, American -- 20th century.
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States.
  • Private presses -- United States.
  • Poets, American -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Targ Edition Archive; MSS 149; [box number]; [folder number]; New York University Libraries.

Related Material at Fales Library and Special Collections

The Fales Manuscript Collection

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Roslyn Targ in 2003 and 2018.

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Container List

Series I: John Updike, Three Illuminations In the Life of an American Author, Targ Editions No. 2

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of John Updike's Three Illuminations by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Updike, Three Illuminations
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Financial Records, Updike, Three Illuminations
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Orders, Updike, Three Illuminations, March 9, 1979
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Original copy, Updike, Three Illuminations, August 21, 1978
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Original copy with author notes, Updike, Three Illuminations, August 21, 1978
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Unbound signatures, Updike, Three Illuminations
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Colophon page with signature, paper samples, Updike, Three Illuminations
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Clippings, Updike, Three Illuminations, July 13, 1981
1981

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Series II: Ray Bradbury, Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things Future, Targ Editions No. 3

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Ray Bradbury's Beyond 1984 by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
1978-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Financial Records, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Orders, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Manuscript, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Manuscript fragments with editorial revisions and layout notes, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Unbound signatures, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Sample title pages and text block, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Half-tone screen prints, Ray Bradbury photograph, Bradbury, Beyond 1984
undated

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Series III: Saul Bellow, The Nobel Lecture, Targ Editions No. 4

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Saul Bellow's Nobel Lecture by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence, Bellow, Nobel Lectures
1978-1981 (bulk), 1953 (memo), 1975 (postcard)
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Finanical records, Bellow, Nobel Lectures
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Manuscript, Bellow, Nobel Lectures, December 12, 1976
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Manuscript reprint, Bellow, Nobel Lectures
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Manuscript revision, Bellow, Nobel Lectures, May 1, 1979
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Manuscript with revisions, Bellow, Nobel Lectures
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Sample colophon, title page, paper samples, and complete set of unbound signatures, Bellow, Nobel Lectures
1979

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Series IV: Kate Millett, Elegy For Sita, Targ Editions No. 5

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Kate Millett's Elegy For Sita by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence, Millett, Elegy For Sita
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Financial records, Millett, Elegy For Sita
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Orders, Millett, Elegy For Sita
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Unbound signatures, Millett, Elegy For Sita, November 15, 1979
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Printing specs, sample title page, Millett, Elegy For Sita
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Press clippings, Millett, Elegy For Sita
1979

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Series V: Richard Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express, Targ Editions No. 6

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Richard Brautigan's The Tokyo-Montana Express by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Correspondence, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express
1979-1981 (bulk), 1994
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Financial records, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express
1979-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Two proofs, one copy corrected by author, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Unbound signatures and colophon, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express, December 21, 1979
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Printing samples, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Clippings, Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express
undated

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Series VI: Chester Himes, A Case of Rape, Targ Editions No. 7

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Chester Himes's A Case of Rape by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Correspondence, Himes, A Case of Rape
1979-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Financial records, Himes, A Case of Rape
1979-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Orders, Himes, A Case of Rape
1979-1981

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Series VII: Laura Riding, Description of Life, Targ Editions No. 8

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Laura Riding's Description of Life by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Correspondence, Riding, Description of Life
1975-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Correspondence, Riding, Description of Life
1980-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Financial records, Riding, Description of Life
1979-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Orders, Riding, Description of Life
1980-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Complete Manuscript, Riding, Description of Life
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Proof copy with layout notes and revisions, Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Manuscript proof copy, Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Manuscript revision proof copy, Riding, Description of Life, May 21, 1980
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Manuscript revision proof copy, Riding, Description of Life, July 9, 1980
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Manuscript proof with corrections, Riding, Description of Life, July 25, 1980
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 49 Manuscript fragments, Riding, Description of Life
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Final proof with all revisions, Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Uncorrected proof (red), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Uncorrected proof (off-white), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Uncorrected proof (black), Riding, Description of LifeJune, 1980
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Uncorrected proof (dark yellow), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Uncorrected proof (bright yellow), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Uncorrected proof (beige), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Uncorrected proof (gray), Riding, Description of Life
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Additional manuscript framents, Riding, Description of Life
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Colophon pages, Riding, Description of Life, June 27, 1980
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Press clippings and reviews, Riding, Description of Life
1973-1980

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Series VIII: Tennessee Williams, Steps Must Be Gentle, Targ Editions No. 9

Scope and Contents note

Production material related to the publication of Tennessee Williams's Steps Must Be Gentle by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Sample title page, Williams, Steps Must Be Gentle
undated

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Series IX: John Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman, Targ Editions No. 10

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of John Updike's Ego and Art in Walt Whitman by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Correspondence, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Financial records, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Manuscript, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Manuscript with author corrections, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Page proofs on paper sample with layout notes and corrections, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Paper samples, Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 68 New York Review of Books reprint, Updike,  Ego and Art in Walt Whitman, February 9, 1978
1978

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Series X: Isaac Asimov, Three By Asimov, Targ Editions No. 11

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Isaac Asimov's Three By Asimov by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 69 Correspondence, Asimov, Three By Asimov
1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 70 Financial records, Asimov, Three By Asimov
1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 71 Orders, Asimov, Three By Asimov
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 72 Manuscripts: Found!; True Love; The Last Answer; Fair Exchange?, Asimov,  Three By Asimov
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 72 Manuscripts: Found!; True Love; The Last Answer; Fair Exchange?, Asimov,  Three By Asimov
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 73 Manuscript copy: The Last Answer; True Love; Fair Exchange?, Asimov,  Three By Asimov
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 74 Unbound signatures, Asimov, Three By Asimov
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 75 Colophon pages, Asimov, Three By Asimov, April 15, 1981
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 76 Paper samples, Asimov, Three By Asimov
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 77 Author photograph, Asimov, Three By Asimov
1976

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Series XI: John Updike, Hawthorne's Creed, Targ Editions No. 12

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of John Updike's Hawthorne's Creed by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 78 Correspondence, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 79 Financial records, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 80 Manuscript with printer's notes, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 81 Unbound signatures and colophon, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 82 Paper samples, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 83 Hawthorne portrait reproductions, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 84 Clippings, Updike, Hawthorne's Creed, July 20, 1981; June 20, 1993
1981, 1993

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Series XII: Diane Wakoski, Saturn's Rings, Targ Editions No. 14

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Diane Wakoski's Saturn's Rings by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 85 Correspondence, Wakoski, Saturn's Rings
1971-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 86 Financial records, Wakoski, Saturn's Rings
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 87 Manuscript and introduction, Wakoski, Saturn's Rings
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 88 Sample tittle page, colophon, and unbound signatures, Wakoski, Saturn's Rings
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 89 Paper samples, Wakoski, Saturn's Rings
undated

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Series XIII: D. R. Bensen, Irene, Good-Night, Embellished by Edward Gorey, Targ Editions No. 15

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of D. R. Bensen's Irene, Good-Night, with frontispiece by Edward Gorey, by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 90 Correspondence, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 91 Financial records, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 92 Orders, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 93 Original manuscript with revisions, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night, January 27, 1982
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 94 Unbound signatures, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 95 Colophon samples, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 96 Sample cover material, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 97 Gorey woodcut, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 98 Sherlock Holmes prints by Sam Green, Bensen, Gorey, Irene, Good-Night
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 99 Ellery Queen magazine, January 1984: first appearance of  Irene, Good-Night, Bensen, Gorey,  Irene, Good-Night
1984

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Series XIV: Marguerite Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe, Targ Editions No. 16

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Marguerite Yourcenar's The Alms of Alcippe by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 100 Correspondence, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe
1981-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 101 Financial records, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 102 Orders, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 103 Manuscript, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 104 Full set unbound signatures, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe, November 19, 1982
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 105 Assorted unbound signatures, signed unbound colophon page, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe, November 12, 1982
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 106 Author photograph, Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe
1982

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Series XV: Theodore Low De Vinne, The First Editor: Aldus Pius Manutius, Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi, Targ Editions No. 17

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of Frasconi and De Vinne's The First Editor: Aldus Pius Manutius by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 107 Correspondence, Frasconi, De Vinne, The First Editor
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 108 Financial records, Frasconi, De Vinne, The First Editor
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 109 Orders, Frasconi, De Vinne, The First Editor
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 110 Printing samples, paper samples, Frasconi, De Vinne, The First Editor
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 111 Unbound signatures: first proof, Frasconi, De Vinne, The First Editor
undated

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Series XVI: Jorge Amado, The Miracle of the Birds, Targ Editions No. 18

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Jorge Amado's The Miracle of the Birds by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 112 Correspondence, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
1981-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 113 Financial records, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 114 Orders, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 115 Unbound signatures, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 116 Sample cover material, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 117 Press clippings, Amado, The Miracle of the Birds
1982-1983

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Series XVII: James A. Michener, Collectors, Forgers--And A Writer: A Memoir, Forward by John F. Fleming, Targ Editions No. 19

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of James A. Michener's Collectors, Forgers--And A Writer: A Memoir by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 118 Correspondence, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 119 Financial records, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
1982-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 120 Orders, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
1983-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 121 Title page and foreword, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 122 Title page and colophon sample, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 123 Type samples, Michener, Collectors, Forgers...
undated

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Series XVIII: W. D. Snodgrass, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Targ Editions No. 20

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of W. D. Snodgrass's translation of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 124 Correspondence, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
1981-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 125 Financial correspondence, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
1983-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 126 Orders, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
1983-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 167 Manuscript (camera ready), Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 128 Manuscript fragments, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 129 Unbound signatures, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 130 Colophon versions, Snodgrass, The Four Seasons
undated

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Series XIX: Wallace Shawn, Our Late Night, Targ Editions No. 21

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Wallace Shawn's playOur Late Night by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 131 Correspondence, Shawn, Our Late Night
1983-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 132 Financial records, Shawn, Our Late Night
1983-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 133 Orders, Shawn, Our Late Night
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 134 Bound manuscript: The Old Man, Shawn,  Our Late Night
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 135 Bound manuscript: Four Meals In May, Shawn,  Our Late Night
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 136 Bound manuscript: Aunt Dan and Lemon, Shawn,  Our Late Night
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 137 Sample title page, Shawn, Our Late Night
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 138 Colophon samples, Shawn, Our Late Night
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 139 Unbound signature, Shawn, Our Late Night
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 140 Prints and clippings, Shawn, Our Late Night
1975-1986

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Series XX: Norman Mailer, The Last Night, Targ Editions No. 22

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Norman Mailer's story The Last Night by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 141 Correspondence, Mailer, The Last Night
1977-1983
Box: 7 Folder : 142 Financial records, Mailer, The Last Night
1983-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 143 Orders, Mailer, The Last Night
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 144 Original story, Mailer, The Last Night
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 145 Sample title page, paper sample with title page measurements, Mailer, The Last Night
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 146 Unbound signatures, Mailer, The Last Night
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 147 Unbound signatures with Targ correction, Mailer, The Last Night
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 148 Press clippings, Mailer, The Last Night
1983-1984

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Series XXI: Eleanor Sullivan, Whodunit: A Biblio-Bio-Anecdotal Memoir of Frederic Dannay, Targ Editions No. 23

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Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of Eleanor Sullivan's Whodunit by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 149 Correspondence, Sullivan, Dannay, Whodunit
1979-1991
Box: 7 Folder : 150 Financial correspondence, Sullivan, Whodunit
1984-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 151 Orders, Sullivan, Whodunit
1984-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 152 Manuscript fragments, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 153 Paper sample, sample title page, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 154 Ellery Queen sketches, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 155 Photographs, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 156 Clippings and bibliographies, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 157 Miscellaneous clippings, Sullivan, Whodunit
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 158 A Silver Anniversary Tribute to Ellery Queen, Sullivan,  Whodunit
1954

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Series XXII: William Targ, Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures and Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-Collecting and Matters Personal including How to Survive in the Computer Age, Targ Editions No. 24

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the publication of William Targ's Abacus Now by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 159 Correspondence, Targ, Abacus Now
1983-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 160 Financial records, Targ, Abacus Now
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 161 Orders, Targ, Abacus Now
1984-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 162 Writings, essays, and revisions, Targ, Abacus Now
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 163 Unbound signatures with corrections, Targ, Abacus Now
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 164 Unbound signatures and plates, Targ, Abacus Now
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 165 Paper, color, and type samples, Targ, Abacus Now
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 166 Proof with sample paper and boards, Targ, Abacus Now
undated

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Series XXIII: M. F. K. Fisher, Spirits of the Valley, Targ Editions No. 25

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of M. F. K. Fisher's Spirits of the Valley by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 167 Correspondence, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
1985-1987
Box: 7 Folder : 168 Financial records, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 169 Orders, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 170 Unbound signatures, colophon sample, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 171 Paper samples, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 172 Press clippings, Fisher, Spirits of the Valley
1984-1985

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Series XXIV: Gabriel Garcia Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America, unpublished

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and production materials related to the preparation of Gabriel Garcia Márquez's The Solitude of Latin America for publication by Targ Editions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 173 Correspondence, Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America
1983-1990
Box: 7 Folder : 174 Financial records, Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America
1983
Box: 7 Folder : 175 Orders, Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America
1983
Box: 7 Folder : 176 Manuscript and sample title page, Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America
1982, 1984

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Oversize - Series I-XXIV

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Oversize correspondence, production materials, and press related to the publication of various Targ Editions volumes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 177 Proof with corrections, Henry Roth, Nature's First Green, Targ Editions No. 1, February 15, 1979
1979
Box: 8 Folder : 178 New York Times Book Review clipping, inscribed by John Updike,  Three Illuminations..., Targ Editions No. 2, June 20, 1993
1993
Box: 8 Folder : 179 Complete proof and assorted fragments, John Updike, Three Illuminations..., Targ Editions No. 2, March 21, 1979
1979
Box: 8 Folder : 180 Complete proof and assorted fragments with corrections, Ray Bradbury, Beyond 1984, Targ Editions No. 3, April 16,1979
1979
Box: 8 Folder : 181 Proof fragments, proof, and original lecture, Saul Bellow, "Nobel Speech", Targ Editions No. 4
1979
Box: 8 Folder : 182 Proof of title page with revisions, and sample boards, Kate Millett, Elegy For Sita, Targ Editions No. 5
1979
Box: 8 Folder : 183 Board sample, Laura Riding, Discription of Life, Targ Editions No. 8
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 184 Proofs with corrections, John Updike, Ego and Art in Walt Whitman, Targ Editions No. 10
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 185 Proofs with revisions and correction, John Updike, Hawthorne's Creed, Targ Editions No. 12, April 23, 1981
1981
Box: 9 Folder : 186 Proofs with corrections and letter from Diane Wakoski, Saturn's Rings, Targ Editions No. 14, February 2, 1982
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 187 Corrected proof, final proof, D.R. Bensen, Edward Gorey,Irene, Good-Night, Targ Editions No. 15, March 2, 1982
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 188 Proofs with corrections and comments, Marguerite Yourcenar, The Alms of Alcippe, Targ Editions No. 16
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 189 Proof with corrections, original woodcut, Antonio Frasconi, Theodore De Vinne, The First Editor: Aldus Pius Manutius, Targ Editions No. 17
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 190 Proof fragments with corrections, James A. Michener Collectors, Forgers..., Targ Editions No. 19
1983
Box: 9 Folder : 191 Proof, W.D. Snodgrass, The Four Seasons, Targ Editions No. 20
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 192 Print of still from performance, proof of colophon with corrections, Wallace Shawn, Our Late Night, Targ Editions No. 21
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 193 Two proofs with corrections, Norman Mailer, The Last Night, Targ Editions No. 22, December 30, 1983
1983
Box: 9 Folder : 194 Assorted proof pages and illustrations, William Targ, Abacus Now, Targ Editions No. 24
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 195 Proofs with corrections, M.F.K. Fisher, Spirits of the Valley, Targ Editions No. 25
1985
Box: 9 Folder : 196 Proof sheets, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, The Solitude of Latin America, unpublished
1984

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Series XXVI: William Targ, Secret Lives, 1983-03

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1-4 Secret Lives Manuscript
1983-03

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