Series 2: Artifacts: Books

Box 1: Atelier Edgar Degas (1re Vente). Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier (Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8, rue de Sèze, Les Lundi 6, Mardi 7 et Mercredi 8 Mai 1918 à deux heurs); each of the two fly leaf pages have pencil drawings by the artist Paul Helleu (1859–1927), one with a study of a man's head in three-quarter profile and the other with a bust-length study of a man, the latter inscribed above the image: l'expert à Mm Bliss / Helleu (Location: SUA1, Box 057).

Box 2: Vente Degas (Location: SUA2, Box 114).

Item 1: Atelier Edgar Degas (2me Vente). Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier; Tableaux (Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8, rue de Sèze, Les Mercredi 11, Jeudi 12 et Vendredi 13 Décembre 1918 à deux heurs).

Item 2: Atelier Edgar Degas (3me Vente). Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier; Tableaux (Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8, rue de Sèze, Les Lundi 7, mardi 8 et Mercredi 9 Avril 1919 à deux heurs) (2 bound copies). One copy has ex-libris book plates of Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss.

Item 3: Atelier Edgar Degas (4me et Dernière Vente). Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier; Tableaux (Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8, rue de Sèze, Les Mercredi 2, Jeudi 3 et Vendredi 4 Juillet 1919 à deux heurs).

Box 3: Argentinean Engravings, 1933 (Location: SUB1, Box 028).

Box 4: Bliss Appreciation Book: with a dedication by Archibald MacLeish, 1941; this book was presented to the Blisses on January 3rd, 1941, at Decatur House, Washington, D.C. (Location: SUA, Box 082).

Box 5: Century of Indian Epigrams, 1898 (Location: SUA2, Box 058).

Box 6: Miscellaneous (Location: SUA2, Box 100).

Item 1: Atelier Edgar Degas (4me et Dernière Vente). Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier; Tableaux (Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8, rue de Sèze, Les Mercredi 2, Jeudi 3 et Vendredi 4 Juillet 1919 à deux heurs) (unbound copy).

Item 2: Sir George Donaldson Collection, Catalogue, by Puttick and Simpson, July 6th to 10th, 1925.

Box 7: Miscellaneous (Location: SUB1, Box 092).

Item 1: Chansons de France Pour Les Petits Francais. Illustrations by M.B. de Monvel. Paris: Plon-Nourrit, n.d.

Item 2: The Chant and Service Book. Boston: 1894.

Item 3: The Duo-Art Piano, As the Great Pianists Know It. New York: The Aeolian Company, n.d.

Item 4: Kohana San. By F.M. Bostwick, 1892.

Item 5: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Seven Overtures in Score, The International Music Edition, Orchestra Scores, Volume 1. New York: Books and Music Inc., 1938.

Item 6: L. Van Beethoven, Sonatas for the Pianoforte. Revised and Fingered by Dr. Hans Von Bulow and Dr. Sigmund Lebert. New York: G. Schirmer, 1894.

Item 7: Madame Butterfly, Musique De Giacomo Puccini, Opera Complet. Milan: G. Ricordi & C., 1907.

Item 8: The New Hymnal. The Church Pension Fund, New York: 1916.

Item 9: A Picture Book of Keyboard Musical Instruments. Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Waterlow and Sons, 1929.

Item 10: Quartet for Strings, David Stanley Smith Op: 46. Published for the Publication of American Music 1921-1922. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 11: Quartet for Strings Tadeusz Iarecki Op: 21. Published for the Society for the Publication of American Music 1921-1922. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 12: Second Annual Report of the Governor of Porto Rico, Covering the Period From May 1, 1901, to July 1, 1902 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902. Inscribed: For Mr. Robert W. Bliss / Compliments of / Miriam H. Hunt.

Item 13: String-Quartet on Negro Themes, Daniel Gregory Mason Op: 19. Published by the Society for the Publication of American Music, Eleventh Season 1929-1930. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 14: Thanatopsis and other Poems. By William Cullen Bryant. New York: Thomas Cromwell Co., n.d.

Item 15: To the Memory of an American Soldier, A Victory Ball Fantasy for Orchestra, After the Poem by Alfred Noyes. By Ernest Schelling. New York: Carl Fischer, n.d.

Box 8: Miscellaneous (Location: SUB1, Box 093).

Item 1: Augustus J. C. Hare, The Story of Two Noble Lives. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898.

Item 2: Augustus J. C. Hare, Walks in London. New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1884.

Item 3: Ted Hughes, Crow. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Item 4: Henry James, The Wings of the Dove. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902.

Item 5: Charles Lamb, Essay of Elia. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, n.d.

Item 6: Marcel Proust, Le Temps Retrouvé Vol. 1. Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1927.

Item 7: Marcel Proust, Le Temps Retrouvé Vol. 2. Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1927.

Item 8: Sir John Suckling, A Ballade Upon a Wedding. Illustrated by Herbert Cole. London: John Lane, 1899.

Item 9: Testament and Psalms. New York: American Bible Society, 1866.

Item 10: Sir Frederick Whyte, The Unfinished Task. A Lecture at Milton Academy on the Alumni War Memorial Foundation Armistice Day, 1932. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933.

Item 11: The Works of James Fenimore Cooper, The Two Admirals. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1896.

Box 9: Tooled and gilded Moroccan leather bookbinding with marbleized end papers, n.d. (Location: SUA2, Box 084).

Box 10: Nine items, Gift of Elizabeth P. Benson, February 24, 2016 (Location: SUB1, Box 28)

Item 1: Domenico Scarlatti. By Ralph Kirkpatrick. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. With dust jacket. Inscribed: For M. B. / with undying appreciation and affection. Devotedly, J. T. / Nov. 22nd/53.

Item 2: The Jungle Book. By Rudyard Kipling. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Ex libris: Mildres Bliss; Ex libris: Robert Woods Bliss.

Item 3: Mozart. By Marcia Davenport. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. Inscribed: To Mildred / from Charlotte / Washington / July 1932. Ex libris: Mildred Bliss.

Item 4: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, Written by Himself. By William Makepeace Thackeray. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Ex libris: Anna Dorinda Blaksley Bliss.

Item 5: Youth and the Bright Medusa. By Willa Cather. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Ex libris: Mildres Bliss; Ex libris: Robert Woods Bliss.

Item 6: The Tale of Genji. By Lady Murasaki. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1926. Ex libris: Mildres Bliss; Ex libris: Robert Woods Bliss.

Item 7: Olinde, par l’Auteur des Mémoires du Vicomte de Barjac [Jean-Pierre-Louis de Luchet], vol. 1. Londres [i.e. Paris]: [Valade], 1784. Ex libris: Mildres Bliss; Ex libris: Robert Woods Bliss.

Item 8: The Natural History of the Nectariniadae, or Sun-Birds. By Sir William Jardine Bart. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1843. Ex libris: Mildres Bliss.

Item 9: The Better Sort. By Henry James. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1903. Inscribed: K.B. / from / F.G. / Feb. 1903 – Ex libris: Anna Dorinda Blaksley Bliss.