▪ Poems (one of 750 copies), by Charles Warren Stoddard, 1867. First Edition. Charles Warren Stoddard was born in Rochester, NY in 1843. He was a poet and wrote books about his Bohemian adventures in the South Seas. He taught at both Notre Dame University and Catholic University of America, but left each institution because of their positions on homosexuality. He corresponded with Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Noted English writers felt that Stoddard didn't receive the acclaim in America that he deserved.
▪ The Rise of Historical Criticism, (one of 225 copies printed) by Oscar Wilde, 1905, First Edition, 1949
▪ Flowers of Gold, Hand cut and printed booklet of Oscar Wild poems (very unusual)
▪ The Portrait of Mr. W.H., Oscar Wilde, 1921, First Edition
▪ Portraits and Prayers, Lost manuscript by Gertrude Stein, 1934
▪ The House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde, illustrated, 1891
▪ Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard
▪ Other Voices in Other Rooms signed by Truman Capote - Unlike fingerprints, which are unchosen representations of ourselves, signatures are created to express our uniqueness. The value of a signed book is not that the book came in contact with the author or the subject matter, but rather that the signature provides a key to understanding the individual's life experiences and expectations. Handwriting analysis is an important component of understanding historic figures.
▪ The Edge of Darkness 1958, signed by Dr. Tom Dooley. Tom Dooley was a gay, medical doctor who devoted his life to working with indigent people in Southeast Asia. Catholic school students in Brian and Ray's generation collected money to buy medical supplies for Dr. Dooley. Brian received the Tom Dooley Award from Notre Dame University's gay alumni association.