549 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534
With a focus on curated sales of modern and traditional furniture, decorations and fine art, Stair has been selling interesting things from interesting people with a unique, sophisticated twist for over twenty years. We are innovative in our approach to marketing and online services, providing a hig...Read more
Nov 16, 2022
Thirteen blank notebooks. All with bookplates from the Library of Joan Didion.
Smallest 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in., largest 6 3/4 x 5 in.
Note: Beginning in childhood, Joan Didion took notes about her observations in small notebooks, filling hundreds of them over the years. She wrote about her notebooks in Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), saying she felt compelled to write things down as early as the age of five. "Why did I write it down? In order to remember, of course, but exactly what was it I wanted to remember?...The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one,..." Later in the essay she writes "I sometimes delude myself about why I keep a notebook, imagine that some thrifty virtue derives from preserving everything observed. See enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some morning when the world seems drained of wonder...on that bankrupt morning I will simply open my notebook and there it will all be..."
This group of blank notebooks comes from one of the desks in her apartment. See also lots 122 and 123.
Collection from Stair We are open for pickups Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 4:30pm. Please call us at 518-751-1000 to schedule collection. We ask that you collect your items or make collection arrangements within 10 days of your purchase. We suggest requesting a quote for packing and shipping prior to bidding on an item, as you will be responsible for collection or shipping if you are the successful bidder. Below is a list of shippers our clients use on a regular basis, but feel free to use your shipper of choice. For smaller items that can be boxed and shipped: UPS Store #4541 230 Kings Mall Court Kingston, New York 12401 T: 845.336.4877 F: 845.336.3832 E: email@example.com For furniture and other large items: Meticulous Inc. T: 845.256.7047 F: 845.256.7039 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Sure Express 1-800-335-9996 email@example.com Worldwide Shipping: James Bourlet, Inc. T: 718.392.9770 F: 718.392.2470 www.bourlet.org Cadogan Tate Fine Art Worldwide Fine Art Logistics T: 718.706.7999 F: 718.707.2847 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cadogantate.com Gander & White Shipping T: 718.784.8444 F: 718.784.9337 www.ganderandwhite.com Plycon Transportation Group T: 631.269.7000 F: 631.269.7088 www.plycongroup.com