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Selected Poetry and Prose of Coleridge (Modern Library #279.1)

By: COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 83655

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering the principal works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Includes his notable poetry, including his "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", as well as a lengthy offering of his prose writings, including literary criticism and essays. Edited, with an introduction by Donald A. Stauffer. --- In Toledano spine 13 w/full olive cloth-covered boards, silver titling & decorations stamped on spine; ml logo blindstamped to front cover, lavender and yellow Fujita endpapers. Interior bears 1951 date but likely published c.1967. Jacket style l, verso is blank. ML #279.1.... View more info

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The Dimensions of Robert Frost

By: Cook, Reginald L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 71508

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


Close longtime Frost friend profiles the famous poet in this work. Interspersed with many of the poems, or fragments of poems. In full green cloth covers, very thoroughly stained on exterior with whiteish stain (possible mildew) ; beginnings of spine crack at frt of book. Interior intact, inked presentation remarks. DJ minor chips & tears and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages View more info

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Modern Greek Poetry

By: DALVEN, Rae (translator and editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Gaer Associates Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83640

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A first edition of this English-language anthology of modern poetry by Greek poets, as collected, translated and edited by Rae Dalven. The original poems were written both in traditional Greek ("katharevousaa") and the more modern "demotic" Greek. With introductory statements by William Rose Benét and Mark Van Doren, as well as introductory essays by Davlven, in which she discusses the poems which follow. --- In dark red and grey cloth-covered boards with titling in silver to cover and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With discreet Boston-area bookseller label to front fr... View more info

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The Divine Comedy [of Dante Alighieri] (Everyman's Library #308)

By: DANTE

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1955

Stock No.: 81755

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The famed epic poem in a 1955 Everyman's Library reprint edition. The translation of Henry Francis Cary altered slightly by the editor, Edmund Gardner, who supplies an introduction and notes. With a foreword by Mario Praz and a chronological table of key events during Dante's life. Number 308 in Everyman's Library Poetry and Drama series. --- In Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4, full red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt "EL" in script at tail of spine, orange topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With Cambridge student's inked info. to... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: The Carlyle-Wicksteed Translation (Modern Library #208.1)

By: DANTE

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1960]

Stock No.: 83154

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


The famed lengthy narrative poem in a complete and unabridged Modern Library reprint edition. In this work, Dante brilliantly lays out his vision of the afterlife in his "Inferno", "Purgatorio", and "Paradiso". From translations by John Carlyle, Thomas Okey and Philip Wicksteed. With an introduction by C.H. Grandgent and a bibliography compiled by Ernest H. Wilkins. Includes scattered black & white maps and illustrations. --- In Toledano spine 8 / light green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 388 titles... View more info

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Poems

By: DICKINSON, Emily

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U. S. A., Lowe & B. Hould Publishers: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 71365

ISBN: 0681224789

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Appealing collection of author's poems, in full white cloth covers and gold colored endpapers. Clean and bright, with no interior markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 122 pages View more info

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Acts of Light: Poems by Emily Dickinson

By: DICKINSON, Emily (poems); BURKERT, Nancy Ekholm (paintings)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Boston, New York Graphic Society: 1980

Edition: First Trade Edition

Stock No.: 83334

ISBN: 082121098X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition (first trade edition). A selection of 80 poems by Emily Dickinson, selected to display the wide range of her work, and published in celebration of the 150th anniversary of her birth in Massachusetts. The poems are accompanied by the color paintings of Nancy Ekholm Burkert, and with 'an appreciation' by Jane Langton. --- In beige cloth-covered boards with Burkert illustration in blind to cover, spine titling in copper foil. Dust jacket with rather elaborate Burkert painting of a flower to cover. --- With remainder marks to textblock edges, prior owner's attractive sticker d... View more info

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John Donne: Poems (Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time series)

By: DONNE, John: GRIERSON, Sir Herbert (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 83843

Condition: Fine


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering a selection of the poetry of the English poet and cleric John Donne (1572-1631). Edited by Sir Herbert Grierson. Includes a brief section of elegies following Donne's death, including one by Izaak Walton. Issued as an entry in the publisher's The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-qu... View more info

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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne -and- The Complete Poetry of William Blake (in one volume) (Modern Library Giant #G70.1)

By: DONNE, John; BLAKE, William

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1962-63]

Stock No.: 83595

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


A hefty work containing the entire body of poetical works, and some prose, by the two legendary English poets. With a lengthy introduction by Robert Silliman Hillyer. The texts are from the Nonesuch Press editions. --- In Toledano spine G5 / green cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Ge, verso advertises 415 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1962-63 (though 1941 date appears in book). ML #G70.1. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, a tear to cloth at head of spine and bump to top edge, otherwise ... View more info

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Twentieth-Century Poetry

By: DRINKWATER, John; CANBY, Henry Seidel; BENET, William Rose (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Stock No.: 75235

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


With poems by many major poets, including Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and dozens of others. In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling block pasted to spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Interior with inked ownership info., front free endpaper; and an underling on one of the first pages. Covers are sunned, especially at spine; otherwise a good copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 636 pages View more info

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Of Dramatic Poesy and Other Critical Essays: In Two Volumes; Volume I only (Everyman's Library #568)

By: DRYDEN, John

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 79982

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Volume 1 only of the two-volume edition of critical essays by the first Poet Laureat of England, John Dryden (1631-1700). This Everyman's Library edition edited, with an introduction by George Watson. This complete edition was first published in 1962, following the abridged edition of 1912. --- Full EL style 4 purple cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lavender jacket with image of Dryden on cover. Everyman's Library #568. --- With inked price on front free endpaper, else a firm, sound, bright copy. Jacket with minor edgewear, else very nice and in removable archival mylar pr... View more info

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Dryden's Dramatic Poesy and Other Essays: Dramatic Essays (Everyman's Library #568)

By: DRYDEN, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1928

Stock No.: 83885

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An abridged edition, bringing together principal critical writings by the first Poet Laureat of England, John Dryden (1631-1700). This Everyman's Library edition was later followed by a two-volume set which contained all of his critical writings. With an introduction by William Henry Hudson. Entry 483 in Everyman's Library Essays and Belles Lettres series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In curved rather than "flatback" binding style 1, full orange cloth-covered boards with Reginald Knowles-designed spine titling & decorations in imitation gold leaf, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to fro... View more info

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The New Oxford Book of American Verse

By: ELLMANN, Richard (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1977

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 83365

ISBN: 0195020588

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A book club edition. A completely revised edition of the original Oxford University Press "Book of American Verse", with poems selected, edited and with an introduction by Richard Ellmann. Beginning with Anne Bradstreet's poems of the mid-17th century, through such modern poets as Sylvia Plath and Leroi Jones, this work provides a wide-ranging sampling of the best of American poetry. --- Stated second printing, in blue cloth-covered boards with gilt titling and decorations to cover and spine. Volume wrapped in simple pale yellow jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy but with ... View more info

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám -and- Six Plays of Calderon (Everyman's Library #819)

By: FITZGERALD, Edward (translator)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 81846

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition offering both the first (1859) and second (1868) editions of the famous poem by the Persian poet Omar Khayyám, as well as six plays by the 17th century Spanish poet and playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca. All rendered into English by Edward FitzGerald. The Rubáiyát is accompanied by a Life of Omar Khayyám and an introduction by Ernest Rhys. The six Calderón plays are: "The Painter of His Own Dishonour", "Keep Your Own Secret", "Gil Perez, the Gallician", "Three Judgments at a Blow", "The Mayor of Zalamea", and "... View more info

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The Way of Beauty

By: FITZGERALD, Mary S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., The Kaleidoscope Publishers: 1931

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 73708

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Likely first edition. Signed by author in inscription on front free endpaper: 'For the girls at ---/Mary S. Fitzgerald/Author's gift copy'. In decorative paper-covered boards with black quarter cloth. Some chafing at cover edges; clean interior. Titling in black on torn gold block pasted to cover. An attactive collection of author's poetry.; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 86 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Season of Dead Water

By: FROST, Helen (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Breitenbush Books, Inc.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82018

ISBN: 0932576826

Condition: Near Fine


First edition of the deluxe hardcover edition. A collection of writings and poems centered around the ecology of Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989, spilling its cargo of about 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. These writings are concerned with the after-effects of that spill. Edited, and with an introduction, by Helen Frost. --- In full dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume housed in grey cloth-covered slipcase. --- A very nice copy, newish and bright but with spots of soiling to lower textblock ... View more info

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A Masque of Reason

By: FROST, Robert

Price: $56.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78717

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Printing, copyright page. Mr. Frost's poem features Job, Job's Wife, and with a word from Satan. The poem, in this slim volume, made its appearance on Robert Frost's 70th birthday. --- In navy cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Rafael Palacios artwork on cover, unattributed black & white portrait of the author on back cover; bears orig. $2 flap price. --- With a little yellowing to leaves and discreet bookseller label to rear paste-down; otherwise volume is firm and clean. Jacket with a little rubbing and a couple of scratches to front.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall;... View more info

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In the Clearing

By: FROST, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1964

Stock No.: 82915

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated sixth printing, January, 1964 of Robert Frost's collection of poems, which was first published in 1962. Includes his "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" and his "Kitty Hawk", a tribute to the Wright Brothers. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- An excellent copy, clean and tightly-bound, but with the inked signatures of seven women to front free endpaper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 101 pages View more info

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Robert Frost: A Tribute to the Source

By: FROST, Robert (poems); BRADLEY, David(text); JONES, Dewitt (photographs)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co: 1979

Stock No.: 72780

ISBN: 0030463262

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


An appealing tribute to Mr Frost in an oversize (quarto) format work with numerous color photos. With many of Mr Frost's most beloved poems. In full dark green covers with bright gilt lettering, spine. Interior bears inked check mark at table of contents; otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket with incidental scuffs, otherwise undamaged. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 165 pages View more info

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The Poetry of Robert Frost

By: FROST, Robert; LATHEM, Edward Connery (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: [c.1970s]

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82184

ISBN: 0030725356

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. This comprehensive collection of Mr. Frost's work contains the entire contents of all of his eleven individual books. Edited by Edward Connery Lathem, with bibliographical and textual notes, plus indices of first lines and titles at rear of volume. --- In light brown cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine and black spine block. Jacket with darkish forest scene photo on cover. --- A bright, tightly-bound copy but spots of soiling to title page and opposite page; a small tear to cloth near head of spine. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edg... View more info

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The Procession

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Wisdom Library Division of Philosophical Library Inc.: 1958

Stock No.: 80483

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Described on the jacket flap as Gibran's ". . .first and last major work in verse", "The Procession" was written in Arabic and translated into English here by George Kheirallah, who also provides an introductory biography of Kahlil Gibran. --- In brown paper-covered boards with spine titling in black. Jacket bears an illustration featuring sheep and shepherds. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with tear to front edge, retailer's sticker to flap, else nice and in old-style, removable Bro-dart protector.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 111 pages View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: A Self-Portrait

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1969

Stock No.: 80484

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated Third "paperbound" Edition, 1969. The story of the life of poet Kahlil Gibran is told by means of sharing his letters to various correspondents from 1904 to 1930. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In brown paper-covered hardcovers with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket bears a night-time illustration of sheep resting under a crescent moon. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with slightly sunned spine, retailer's sticker to flap, else nice and in old-style, removable Bro-dart p... View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: A Self-Portrait

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1959

Stock No.: 81401

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The story of the life of poet Kahlil Gibran is told by means of sharing his letters to various correspondents from 1904 to 1930. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In decorative tan and red paper-covered boards backed in black cloth and with red topstain; spine titling in gilt. Jacket bears a photographic portrait of Gibran on cover. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with creases to flaps, else nice and in old-style, removable Bro-dart protector... View more info

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The Latin Poets: The Poems of Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, Martial and others (Modern Library #217.2)

By: GODOLPHIN, Francis R. B. (editor)

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 83461

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A collection of poems by noted Latin poets such as Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, Martial and others. Poems rendered into English by a variety of translators. Edited, and with an introduction by Francis R. B. Godolphin. With index of first lines at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists 408 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1962 (though 1949 date appears in book). ML #217.2. --- A clean, tigh... View more info

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Elbow Room

By: GOGARTY, Oliver St. John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1942

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 82015

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First [U.S.] Edition of the collection of poetry by Oliver St. John Gogarty (1838-1903), the acclaimed Irish novelist, poet, surgeon and reputed model for James Joyce's Buck Mulligan character in "Ulysses". --- In rust cloth-covered boards backed in gold cloth, with rust titling to spine; in simple pale yellow jacket. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, leaves are a bit yellowed, otherwise a clean, firmly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped jacket with minor soiling and a few small tears to edges; else bright and in removable archival mylar protector.; Octavo (8 to... View more info

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The Deserted Village and Other Poems (No. 6, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co.: 1898

Stock No.: 80920

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of poems by Oliver Goldsmith, perhaps best known for his novel, "The Vicar of Wakefield". With unattributed biographical sketch and explanatory notes and black & white portrait of Goldsmith. Entry no. 6 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations; otherwise a sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield and Other Writings (Modern Library #291.1)

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1960]

Stock No.: 82273

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering Oliver Goldsmith's famous "The Vicar of Wakefield" as well as a sampling of his poetry, plays and essays. Edited, with notes and an introduction by Frederick W. Hilles. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #291.1. --- With acidic stains to pp. 476-77, dampstains to cloth, penciled tick marks to table of contents and dulling to cover & spine gildin... View more info

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The Occasional Poet Too

By: GOODRIDGE, Eleanor Wills

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1998

Stock No.: 82178

Condition: Very Good


A very pleasant selection of poems, apparently self-published by the author. With three separate poems by Goodridge laid in. Stated limited edition, December 1998. --- In plastic comb binding with clear plastic covers and author photographic portrait to cover. A clean, sound copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pages View more info

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard And Other Poems

By: GRAY, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Stock No.: 75636

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Famed poem and others by Mr. Gray in a nice reprint edition. Undated, but bears gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 1941. In cream quarter cloth and copper metallic floral pattered covers. Leaves of stiff quality papers. Lacks a dust jacket, likely as issued. A clean, bright copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 28 pages View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

By: GRAY, Thomas

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, E. H. Butler & Co.: 1858

Stock No.: 81994

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An elegantly-produced edition featuring the poems of the English poet Thomas Gray (1716-1771). Includes his famous "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard". The poems are accompanied by several attractive engraved illustrations. --- In tooled brown leather covers with titling and decorations in gilt to covers and spine, five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt; published on stiff paper stock. --- With chafing and bruising to covers, interior with inked gift inscription, some offsetting to leaves opposite the illustrations, otherwise clean though leaves are somewhat yellowed. Detached... View more info

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Selected Poems

By: GUEST, Edgar A.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, Reilly & Lee: 1940

Stock No.: 81033

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


The poems of "Eddie" Guest were very popular in the early part of the 20th century. Mr. Guest was born in England, but settled in Detroit where he worked for a newspaper. This slim volume includes some of his most popular work. --- In brown paper-covered boards with decorations and titling in black on cover. Patterned dust jacket in dark brown on white. --- With prior owner's initials to front free endpaper, and slightly warped boards, else a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with large open tear to back, dampstains and chipping and small tears along edges, is mostly intact.; Small Octavo ... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Bret Harte: Complete Edition

By: HARTE, Bret

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, James R. Osgood and Company: 1872

Stock No.: 75233

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


An ornate, though damaged, edition of Bret Harte's poetry. An early printing of work which first appeared in 1871. In full green cloth-covered beveled-edge boards with decorations and titling in bright gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous unattributed b&w engravings. Each page framed with red line. --- Split at mid-volume, but textblock halves still attached to covers. Some pages loose or detached. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 333 pages View more info

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Rilke and Benvenuta: A Book of Thanks

By: HATTINGBERG, Magda von

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1949

Stock No.: 81975

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


The friendship between Magda von Hattingberg and the noted Prague-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke is detailed through letters and diary entries in this collection. The two did not know one another when von Hattingberg (whom Rilke called Benvenuta) wrote to Rilke to praise his "Tales of the Almighty"; what followed was a voluminous correspondence and deep friendship. Rendered into English from the German by Cyrus Brooks. --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling on maroon blocks; volume in simple blue dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked, firmly-bound copy... View more info

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Passing - Poems

By: HEALY, Eloise Klein

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Red Hen Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80326

ISBN: 1888996544

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author's poems in a newish softcover edition. Covers are slightly curled, otherwise book is undamaged. Stated first edition.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 88 pages View more info

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The Sands of Nippur

By: HILDEBRANDT, Frank A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70097

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition. A collection of poems evoking the ancient Sumerian city of Nippur. Per the jacket flap, the author seeks to bring ". . .modern man face to face with the aspiration of man two thousand years ago." --- This slim hardcover in red cloth-covered boards and gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with sepia-toned drawn portrait of the author to back panel. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper and light edgewear, else a clean, firmly-bound copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges, else nice.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 63 pages View more info

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Bitter-Sweet. A Poem

By: HOLLAND, J. G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hurst and Company: [c1915]

Stock No.: 77447

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The turn-of-the-20th-Century poem in an undated, compact reprint edition (likely published c1915). In full cream cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decorations and titling on cover and spine; with a pasted-on illustration of a woman with a basket of flowers on the cover. --- With partial tear at front gutter area, previous owner's notation on front free endpaper, some rubbing and flaking of the gilding on cover; and with minor soiling but otherwise a good copy. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 216 pages View more info

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The Iliad

By: HOMER

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books/Doubleday: 1989

Stock No.: 76458

ISBN: 0385059418

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. The classic Greek epic poem in a nice softcover copy. Though the covers have a slight bit of rubbing, the interior is bright, clean, and unmarked. Textblock is firm. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 594 pages View more info

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The Iliad of Homer (Modern Library #166.2)

By: HOMER

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1961]

Stock No.: 81843

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the epic poem of ancient Greece, rendered into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf and Ernest Meyers; and with an introduction by Gilbert Highet. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #166.2. --- With prior owner's inked info. to title page and somewhat discolored cloth, else a firmly-bound, clean, sound copy. Unclipped dust jacket with inked... View more info

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The Odyssey (Quarter leather Franklin Library edition)

By: HOMER

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 83838

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Franklin Library edition of the epic Greek poem. Translated from the Greek into contemporary English verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W. T. Mars. Map of Greece and vicinity at rear of volume. --- A handsome copy in brown cloth backed in quarter leather with decorations in gilt to covers and spine, gilt-stamped spine titling and four raised spine bands. All edges gilt, with sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark and brown faux marbled endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With light scratching to textblock edge gilding and two small scuffs to rear joint, otherwise a bright, ... View more info

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More Poems

By: HOUSMAN, A.E.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1936

Stock No.: 73131

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Collection of poetry by author of "A Shropshire Lad" in a very attractive copy. In full blue cloth on board covers w/bright gilt decorations and lettering, cover & spine. Interior of volume slightly yellowed, but unmarked and in good shape. Dust jacket has no flap price; no other indicator of possible book club edition. DJ toned, espec. at spine; also w/light chipping/tears along edges and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 73 pages View more info