Books on Poetry
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  • Click on Image to expandOriginal Charades, Prepared For The Fair In Aid Of The Bunker Hill Monument, Held In Boston, September, 1840.  Boston: Samuel N. Dickinson, (1840). . Very good in original dark brown ribbed cloth covered boards with a gilt decoration on the front board and blind embossed borders on both boards. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 24mo measuring 5 5/8" by 4 3/4" with a 1/8" closed tear to the cloth at the heel of the spine a faint dampness stain throughout this copy in the lower margin without any contact with the text and notes in pencil on the rear paste down which appear to match answers to some of the 109 puzzles. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 96 pages of text followed by one blank leaf. A collection of 109 riddles in verse some of which have been guessed at by previous owner's with penciled in notations. The front free end page shows an early owner's note in pencil regarding the "Salem stage | at 44 Elm Street at 3 o'clock".
    TB27686  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandAvard, Emma A. :  A Letter To Santa Claus, And How It Was Answered.  Baltimore: D. H. Carroll, n.d. c.1874-1884. . Very good- in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board with blind embossed borders. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a number of what may have been water marks on the front board which lead to slight bleaching of the color and with mild rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. 41 pages of text with seven engravings including the frontispiece by C. Weeks. An extremely unusual and uncommon volume. OCLC shows only two libraries in the US having this title in their collection.
    TB26328  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandBradley, David :  Robert Frost A Tribute to the Source.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold copper colored text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with dark blue end sheets with a small gift inscription on the verso of the second free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 165 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Frost and 48 color photographic plates by David Jones.
    TB27653  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandBrowning, Robert :  Robert Browning's Works (Complete in Twelve Volumes).  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1898. . Each volume of this twelve volume set is in very good+ to near fine condition each bound identically in 3/4 light brown calf with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and small red and green leather title labels in the compartments with marbled paper covered boards. The end sheets continue the marble paper appearing on the boards and the top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a 24 mo measuring 6" by 4" with an early prior owner's name written in ink in the gutter of the second free end page. Volumes X and XI are missing their small red leather title labels and red leather title label to volume 12 is chipped at its right side. Edited with introductions and notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. Vol. I: Pauline-Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, King Victor and King Charles in 335 pages. Vol. II: Strafford, Sodello in 396 pags. Vol. III: The Return of the Druses, A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, Colmbe's Birthday, Luria, A Soul's Tragedy in 335 pages. Vol. IV: Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Christmas-Eve and Easter Day in 405 pages. Vol. V: Men and Women, In A Balcony, Dramatis Personae in 315 pages. Vol. VI: The Ring And The Book volume I in 341pages. Vol. VII: The Ring And The Book volume II in 361 pages. Vol. VIII: Balaustion's Adventure, Aristophanes' Apology in 351 pages. Vol. IX: Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Fifine at the Fair, Pacchiarotto, Miscellaneous Poems in 308 pages. Vol. X: Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, The Inn Album, The Two Poets of Croisic in 314 pages. Vol. XI: The Agamemnon Of Aeschylus, La Saisiaz, Dramatic Idyles, Jocoseria in 338 pages. Vol. XII: Ferishtah's Fancies, Parleyings With Certain People, Asolando in 399 which includes an index to first lines for all twelve volumes. A wonderfully bright and clean set in extremely handsome and supple leather bindings.
    TB24622  $150.00


  • Coffin, Robert P. Tristram :  Maine Ballads.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. The end papers are tanned around the edges and at the hinge areas and there are hints of rubbing of the cloth at the ends of the spine. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips at the corners of the spine area and at the upper and lower fore corners of the front panel and several small chips from the upper edge of the rear panel. 106 pages of text which offer a collection of 42 poems of the people of Maine.
    TB20096  $12.00


  • Click on Image to expandColeridge, Samuel Taylor :  The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner.  New York: The Heritage Club, (1938). Heritage Club Edition. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with bumps to the upper fore corners of the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued; however the book is in a very good paper covered slip case with a repair to the bottom of the case. Laid-in at the front of the book is The Heritage Sandglass monthly newsletter describing this book. Unpaginated, containing approximately 68 pages of text. Illustrated with line art drawings on each page within the text and eight color plates all by Gordon Grant. A clean and handsome copy free of any prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28069  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandDefoe, Daniel :  Jure Divino: A Satyr. In Twelve Books. By the Author of The True-Born- Englishman.  London: (no publisher or printer stated), 1706. First Edition. Fine in a recently rebound full leather (calf) binding with five raised bands on the spine, gilt text in one of the compartments and ornaments in the others, and with sprinkled panels on the covers. A quarto measuring 12 5/8" by 8". [4], i-xxviii, [4], i-vii, [1], 26; 32; 10,15-28; 30; 32; 20, 28; 34; 24; 26; 32; 23, [4]. Page 16 of Book I is misprinted as page 12, page 17 of Book IV is misprinted as "Book VI" (a fact not appearing in any bibliographies to date); and, in Book III pages 11 through 14 are not present (as is typical) but the catchwords match with no pages missing. The engraved frontispiece by Michiel Van der Gucht of DeFoe is missing. However, as stated in Foxon's English Verse 1701-1750 the frontispiece was optional for the authorized edition which was sold by subscription. A foolscap watermark is discernible on the last page of text conforming to Foxon's description of the authorized edition. This is not the pirated edition printed by Benjamin Bragg and distributed just a day before the Defoe's authorized edition. A very clean and bright copy with no foxing and minimal tanning. (Foxon, D-128; Moore: Checklist, 115; Furbank & Owens, 81)
    TB26934  $375.00


  • Dillard, Annie :  Mornings Like This.  New York: HarperCollins, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A collection of 39 poems. The author won a Pulitzer Prize for her earlier title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. 75 pages of text.
    TB17031  $12.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDunbar, Paul Laurence :  Joggin' Erlong.  New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1906. First Edition. Good+ in calico cloth covered boards with the remnants of a printed paper label on the spine and a printed paper label with a photograph on the front board and the upper edge of the text block is gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth is worn through over the tips of the boards. Without its original, and fragile, glassine dust jacket. 119 pages of text with designs and line art in the outside margins of each page. Illustrated with photographs by Leigh Richmond Miner and decorations by John Rae. Despite the wear to the cover this remains a tight copy with no weakness to the joints or hinges and with scant soiling to the cloth covers. (BAL, 4956)
    TB29435  $150.00


  • Durrell, Lawrence :  Collected Poems.  London: Faber And Faber, (1960). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8 by 5 inches with stress cracks to the front hinge which remains tight and strong. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with three narrow and shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the panels. Signed by the author on the first free end page and dated either 1960 or 1961 in Edinburgh. 288 pages including an index of first lines.
    TB28681  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandDurrell, Lawrence :  Henri Michaux The Poet Of Supreme Solipsism.  Birmingham, England: The Delos Press, 1990. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and marbled paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine and same on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 50 copies bound in this fashion and signed by the author. This copy is identified as copy number 8. 13 pages of printed text illustrated with a tipped-in illustration by Michaux. A fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28981  $175.00


  • Eiseley, Loren :  Notes of an Alchemist.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1972. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated pink cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. With illustrations by Laszlo Kubinyi. The author's first book of poetry which is a collection of 37 poems together with an index of first lines.
    TB13526  $15.00


  • Click on Image to expandField, Eugene :  My Book.  n.p.: William K. Bixby, 1905. Limited First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 vellum and pictorial paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 10" by 8" with rubbing and light wear to the edge of the boards and soiling to the vellum. Without a dust jacket. Signed, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by the publisher. One of an unspecified number of limited edition copies, this copy is identified as number 363 and is initialed by William K. Bixby, the publisher. 28 pages of poems and ballads by Eugene Field and illustrated in color and black and white vignettes throughout by C. M. Seyppel.
    TB28074  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  A Boy's Will.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue linen covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text within double borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine slightly rubbed and with faint deprivations due to silverfish having consumed small bits of starch from the cloth at the forward 1 1/2" of the front board. One of only 750 copies printed. This is the very uncommon first American printing of Frost's first book. It has the issue point of the word "Aind" on the last line of page 14 which was corrected to "And" in the second printing of the title. The other typo in both this printing and in the British printing, which was not corrected until 1923, is located on page 62 line 16 where "witch-hazel" is appears as "wich-hazel". A tight, clean and handsome copy with strong joints and hinges and absolutely no prior ownership markings.(Crane, A2.1)
    TB28485  $675.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  West-Running Brook.  New York: Henry Holt, 1928. First Edition, First State.. Near fine in 1/4 dark green cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and decorated end sheets. The paper over the boards is worn through at the tips of the boards. The paper label is clean and without any nicks, tears or chips. The gilt text on the spine is bright and easily read. There remains the rust of a paper clip at the upper fore corner of the title page with offsetting to the frontispiece. Pages 35 through 38 have a dampness stain to the margins at the fore edges which did not invade the printed area. In a very good-, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a 3/4" deep by 2" wide chip across the upper edge of the spine area extending across the upper edge of both panels, a 3/4" by 1 1/4" chip at the upper edge of the front panel, a 1/3" by 1/3" V shaped chip at the lower rear edge of the front panel and small chips from the fore corners of the panels. Signed by the author on the title page as follows: "Robert Frost | New London | 1932". 64 pages containing 39 poems with four, full page wood block illustrations by J.J. Lankes. A first state of the first edition as the slug "First Edition" does not appear on the copyright page; and with "roams" instead of "romps" on the last line of page 44. (Crane, A10)
    TB28805  $450.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesFrost, Robert :  Steeple Bush.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and light blue-green paper covered boards with gilt text on a black background on the spine and a gilt image of a flower on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. Without its original glassine jacket; however, the book is contained within a near fine paper covered slipcase one edge near its opening beginning to show cracking of the paper at the corner. One of only 751 signed, limited edition copies printed with this copy signed by Frost and identified as number 123. A collection of 43 poems containing the following: A Young Birch, One Step Backward Taken, An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box, The Night Light, Were I in Trouble, In the Long Night, A Steeple on the House, The Middleness of the Road, Two Leading Lights, A Cliff Dwelling, It Bids Pretty Fair, The Planners, The Ingenuities of Debt and others. 62 pages of poetry followed by a page of notes printed on white wove paper. (Crane A30)
    TB28979  $450.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  West-Running Brook.  New York: Henry Holt, 1928. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in 1/4 dark green cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and decorated end sheets. The cloth at the head of the spine shows modest wear and rubbing and there is a gift inscription written across the title page. The paper label is clean and without any nicks, tears or chips. The gilt text on the spine is bright and easily read. Without its issued dust jacket. This copy is a first state of the first edition as the slug "First Edition" does not appear on the copyright page; and with "roams" instead of "romps" on the last line of page 44. (Crane, A10) 64 pages containing 39 poems with four, full page wood block illustrations by J.J. Lankes.
    TB25446  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  Steeple Bush.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on a black background on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with light rubbing to the cloth a the heel of the spine. In a very good + dust jacket with the original $2.50 price intact on the front flap with modest wear to the ends of the spine area. A collection of 43 poems containing the following: A Young Birch, One Step Backward Taken, An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box, The Night Light, Were I in Trouble, In the Long Night, A Steeple on the House, The Middleness of the Road, Two Leading Lights, A Cliff Dwelling, It Bids Pretty Fair, The Planners, The Ingenuities of Debt and others. 62 pages of poetry followed by a page of notes. (Crane A30.1)
    TB26516  $90.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  A Further Range.  New York: Henry Hot and Company, 1936. First Edition. Fine in reddish heavy cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. In a good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket which has been damaged by insect predation across the upper edges of the spin area and panels. 102 pages. A collection of 51 poems. This title won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. (Crane A21.1)
    TB29216  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  A Masque Of Mercy.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area which is faded as is typical for this title's jacket. 39 pages of dialogue in blank verse. "The setting is a bookstore late at night." The script follows a similar format as introduced in Frost's earlier work: A Masque of Reason. (Crane A31.1)
    TB26520  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert :  A Masque of Reason.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/8" by 5 1/2" with just a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. In a very good dust jacket with the original $2.00 price intact on the front flap but with a 1/8" chip from the center of the spine area and with 1/8" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and nicks to the fore corners of the front panel. 23 pages of dialog in blank verse. (Crane A27.1)
    TB26521  $60.00


  • Frost, Robert :  In The Clearing.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a short closed tear with related creasing at the upper edge of the spine area. A collection of 39 poems. 101 pages of text.
    TB25883  $15.00


  • Godley, A. D. (Editor):  The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.  London: Oxford University Press, 1915. . Fine in French Levant, full blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and or gilt decorations in the compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo of 4 5/8 inches with gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is offsetting of the leather turn-ins to the first free and last free end pages. 635 pages of text including an index to first lines all printed on India paper. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Moore. A beautifully leather bound copy with no indication of the binder.
    TB29735  $50.00


  • Grandy, Julia Seldon :  Singing Shadows.  Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, Inc., 1959. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black and green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. Warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. The author's second work of poetry following her book Witness the Weather. A collection of 83 poems on 98 pages of text.
    TB16193  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandGraves, Robert :  The More Deserving Cases Eighteen Old Poems for Reconsideration.  [ Marlborough, Wiltshire]: Marlborough College Press, 1962. First Edition, Signed, limited edition. Fine in full red leather (morocco) covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6" with marbled end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the limitation page and this copy is noted a number 196 of only 400 copies bound in full morocco leather. Containing eighteen poems on un-numbered pages and illustrated with a side view portrait of the author as the frontispiece by H. A. Freeth. A very fine, clean handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26947  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandGraves, Robert :  Steps Stories Talks Essays Poems Studies in History.  London: Cassell, (1958). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in lime green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with the extreme edges of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine very slightly faded. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" chip from the upper edge of the spine area and with a short 1/3" closed tear at the lower edge of the same. The spine area is slightly tanned as is the upper inch of the front panel. 343 pages of text.
    TB26389  $75.00


  • Graves, Robert :  Poems 1965-1968.  Garden City: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1969. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB03960  $21.00


  • Click on Image to expandGraves, Robert :  New Poems.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1963. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a bold, gilt, facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. With hints of rubbing at the head and heel of the spine; else, fine. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear to the ends of the spine area and with rubbing and wear with related creasing at the corners of the panels. 64 pages of text. A collection of 33 poems.
    TB22813  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandGray, Thomas :  The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray.  London: W. Millar and J. Scatcherd, 1799. . Very good in the original light blue paper covered boards with a rebacked with a green cloth spine. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4" with an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The spine is cocked and several signatures of the text block are sprung, but there are no loose pages and the binding is tight. 186 pages of text followed by two pages of ads. A collection of 36 poems by or attributed to Thomas Gray.
    TB27175  $125.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesGuest, Edgar A. :  When Day Is Done.  Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1921). First Edition. Very good+ in dark brown, leather embossed covered boards with the spine decorated with the embossed title, author's name and Art Deco details and with similar embossed decorations on the front board. A 12mo of 7 5/16 by 4 7/8 inches with rubbing and light wear to the upper corners of the spine and to the heel of the spine. There is a gift inscription on the fly title page. Without a dust jacket. 191 pages including an index of first lines.
    TB29796  $50.00


  • Hay, Sara Henderson :  This, My Letter.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Second Printing. Very good in red cloth covered boards with the spine faded and a small 1/8" mark on the front board. Without a dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. A collection of 75 poems.
    TB11595  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandHutchinson, Thomas (Editor):  The Poems of William Wordsworth.  London: Oxford University Press, 1923. . Fine in French Levant, full brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and or gilt decorations in the compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo of 4 5/8 inches with gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is offsetting of the leather turn-ins to the first free and last free end pages. 986 pages of text including an index to first lines all printed on India paper. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of William Wordsworth. A full leather beautifully bound copy with no indication of the binder.
    TB29745  $65.00


  • Hutchinson, Thomas (Editor):  The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.  London: Oxford University Press, 1925. . Fine in French Levant, full blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and or gilt decorations in the compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo of 4 5/8 inches with gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is offsetting of the leather turn-ins to the first free and last free end pages. 912 pages of text including an index to first lines all printed on India paper. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Shelly. A beautifully leather bound copy with no indication of the binder.
    TB29737  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandJohnson, Thomas H. (Editor):  The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson.  Boston: Little , Brown And Company, 1960. Second Printing. Fine in 3/4 red leather and red cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt rules to the edges of the leather on the boards, A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket. 770 pages including an index to first lines. An exceptionally handsome, clean and tight leather binding with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29742  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandJoyce, James :  Chamber Music.  New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1918. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/2 leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamped on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 7/8" by 4 3/4" with a Christmas gift inscription on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 36 pages of poetry which were intended to be set to music. The author's only published work of poetry.
    TB25434  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandKhayyam, Omar :  Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam.  New York: Arden Book Company, n.d. (circa 1930's). . Very good+ in off-white cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same with gilt borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with prior owner's names on the front paste down and the first free end page. Sewn in at the head of the spine is a silk placement ribbon. Without its issued dust jacket. "Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. First and Fifth Versions". Illustrated with line drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan. 193 pages of text and illustrations.
    TB26253  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandKhayyam, Omar :  The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1900. Reprint. Very good- in full dark green leather covers with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with printed end sheets and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/8" by 4" with rubbing and wear to all edges and with the spine faded to a light brown. The silk placement ribbon is worn down at its free end and beginning to fray. Without a dust jacket probably as issued. 257 pages of text without illustrations. One of The Companion Classics by the publisher. "Translations by Edward FitzGerald and E. H. Whinfield and the prose version of Justin Huntly McCarthy with notes showing the variations in first three editions of FitzGerald's rendering." (from title page) A handsome little volume with no ownership marks or book plates.
    TB24803  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandKilmer, Jayce :  Trees and Other Poems.  New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914. First Edition, second state. Very good+ in light brown paper covered boards with paper labels on the spine and on the front board and decorated with blind embossing to front board. There is a small 1/4" chip at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. A 12mo measuring 7 3/8" tall by 5" deep containing 75 pages of text. A collection of 31 poems by the author
    TB19425  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandLee, Robert Edson :  The Dialogues of Lewis and Clark A Narrative Poem.  Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, (1979). First Edition. Fine in heavy cloth covered boards with green text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing at the upper fore corner of the front panel and two short closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. A narrative poem "which reconstructive dialogue between the two men" based on their Journals.
    TB26203  $15.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  The Song of Hiawatha.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. First Edition Thus, Limited Large Paper Edition. Very good+ in full vellum covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with gilt text and flying swans on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with light soiling to the vellum on the spine and hand soiling to the fore edges of the boards. The end sheets show offsetting from the vellum at their fore edges. The frontispage shows light foxing as does the title page as do the plates at the fore edges and the facing pages show offsetting from the plates. One of only 250 copies printed with this copy numbered 219 on the limitation page. Additionally, a prospectus is laid in for this Large-Paper edition" which duplicates the title page, printed in red and black, and three printed pages with examples of the vignettes created by Frederic Remington in the margins. 242 pages of text illustrated with 22 "full page photogravures printed on India Paper and about four hundred text illustrations of Indians, Indian costume, implements, arms, etc. animals, birds and scenery, by Frederick Remington." (quotation from the prospectus) The plates are protected with printed tissue guards.
    TB29890  $500.00


  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  Evangeline A Tale of Acadie.  New York: E. P. Dutton, n.d. [1907]. Later Printing. . Very good+ in highly decorated green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text and green and red decorations on the spine and gilt text with floral designs in light green and red on the front board. Illustrated light green end sheets with gilt edges to the text block. A small 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with the ghost of a label once attached to the first free end page and with some modest spots of foxing to the preliminaries. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with chips from the ends of the spine area and numerous small closed tears at the extremes. 160 pages of text with numerous black and white and color illustrations by Arthur A. Dixon (1872-1959) including a color frontispiece, color title page, twelve color plates and 40 small color illustrations. Per BAL, the number "1856" on the title page is not a date, but is a plate number. (BAL, 12839) A literary classic in highly collectible condition in an extremely, early and scarce dust jacket and a fine example of art deco binding.
    TB26347  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth :  The Courtship Of Miles Standish, and Other Poems.  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Third or Fourth Printing. Good+ in the publisher's original dark green/brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the boards with clay end sheets. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2". The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn away as it is at the corners of both boards. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong and there is no foxing or tanning to the pages. 209 pages of text followed by four pages of notes and sixteen pages of ads by the publisher. (BAL. 12122; John William Pye, p. 59)
    TB23795  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandMasefield, John :  The Dream.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. Signed, limited first Edition. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and decorated blue-gray paper covered boards with a paper label on the spine and on the front board. The paper label on the spine has a number of very small chips around the edges none of which impact on the text. Without a dust jacket. With woodblock illustrations by Judith Masefield. One of only 750 signed and numbered copies printed and sold and this one is identified as copy 281 and signed by the author on the verso of the second free end paper. A small quarto measuring 9 5/8" tall by 56 1/2" deep containing 37 pages of text.
    TB19427  $30.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod :  The Sea Arount Me...The Hills Above.  London: Elm Tree Books/Hamish Hamilton, 1976. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and the gilt image of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with a minor bump to the upper fore corner of the front board. In a near fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case with a bump to a lower rear corner. One of only 1,000 copies bound, printed and signed by the author. This copy is number 38 signed twice by the author the second time in heavy black pen with an inscription and date. 152 pages of poems and illustrations. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29559  $80.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod :  Finding My Father One Man's Search for Identity.  London: Elm Tree Books/Hamish Hamilton, 1977. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in purple cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and the gilt image of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case. One of an unspecified number of limited edition copies. This copy is signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the fly title page in heavy black pen. 255 pages of poems and text. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29561  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod :  We Touch The Sky.  London: Elm Tree Books Hamish Hamilton, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a gilt sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed, inscribed and dated "With love to Phil from Tthea & Rod McKuen November, 1993" on the fly title page by the author in green flow tip pen. (153) pages of poetry.
    TB29764  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod :  Intervals.  New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1986). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and a black sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed, inscribed and dated on the fly title page by the author in black flow tip pen. 141 pages of poetry.
    TB29763  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMcKuen, Rod :  Beyond The Boardwalk.  Los Angeles: Cheval Books, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with bold brown text on the spine and the sketch of the author on the front board. An octavo 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a near fine clear acetate dust jacket. Both the book and its jacket are contained within a near fine, paper covered slip case with very minor soiling. One of an unspecified limited edition copies signed by the author with a stamped number of 76 on the first free end page. This copy is signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the same page. 162 pages of poems and illustrations. An extremely clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29560  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcKuen, Rod :  The Power Bright & Shining Images Of My Country.  New York: Cheval Books Simon and Schuster, (1980). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a black sketch of McKuen on the front board. An octovo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. Signed, inscribed and dated on the fly title page by the author in black flow tip pen. 168 pages of poetry.
    TB29765  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandMitham, Peter :  Robert W. Service A Bibliography.  New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 416 pages of text. A remarkable bibliography of Robert Service's works.
    TB27773  $40.00


  • Momaday, Scott :  In the Presence of the Sun (Signed Limited Edition).  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. First Ltd. Edt.. Fine, No dust jacket was issued; however, in a fine slipcase. Signed by the author on the fly title page. One of an unstated number of limited edition copies in maroon covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine in a maroon slip case.
    TB02500  $75.00


  • Momaday, Scott :  Angle of Geese and Other Poems.  Boston: David R. Godine, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of 18 poems including the title poem.
    TB01638  $40.00


  • Momaday, Scott :  The Gourd Dancer.  New York: Harper & Row, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 orange cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with five small (1/8") spots on the front panel and rubbed at the fold to the front flap and a 1/2" closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of 43 poems by this Native American author.
    TB02358  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandMoore, Clement C. :  Poems. Presentation Copy (contains A Visit From St. Nicholas).  New York: Bartlett & Wellford, 1844. First Edition. Very good+ with a professional repaired backstrip and strengthened joints and hinges leaving intact the 1/2 leather (calf) and the patterned purple cloth covered boards. The gilt text of the title remains on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with the prior owner's name: "S. Victor Constant | New York" stamped on the front paste down. A presentation copy inscribed "To Miss Southey | with the respects | of the author. | June, 1844." On the verso side of the half title page, the author has also added a line of correction for page 58. 216 pages being a collection of 37 poems, the most important being A Visit From St. Nicholas. This is the first appearance of this now famous and beloved poem "in a collection of Moore's own verse, and thus his first public acknowledgment of authorship." (Marshall, The Night Before Christmas A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem, p. 10) The poem first appeared in The Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823 anonymously. (BAL, 14348) As stated in Marshall's bibliography regarding this title: "This is considered by many scholars to be the definitive version." One's imagination is provoked with the possible connection between the author's last poem titled: "Southey" which is an ode to his deceased wife, and the name of the person who was presented with this book: "Miss Southey".
    TB26982  $7000.00


  • Click on Image to expandMoore, Clement C. with illustrations by Fanchette: The Night Before Christmas.  New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1935). . Very good- in illustrated paper covered boards with a sewn binding. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 7 1/2" with heavy wear and rubbing to the paper covering at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a child's first name "Betsy" printed in pencil on the verso of the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. With illustrations and color end sheets by Fanchette. 26 un-numbered pages of text and color illustrations.
    TB26399  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandMoore, Clement C., and Various Authors (Editor not stated:  The New-York Book Of Poetry (the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas).  New York: George Dearborn, 1837. First Edition. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped and gilt decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board and all edges of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a dampness stain across the upper margins of the text block none of which impacts on the print. There is also an early gift inscription at the top edge of the title page with a date of December 25, 1837. The cloth on the spine is beginning to split at the upper three inches of the joint. Despite that issue the binding remains strong and tight. The cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower tips of the boards showns wear and has worn through in small areas. An anthology of 53 New York poets. This is the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. 253 pages of text illustrated with an engraved title page. Page 215/216 contains Clement C. Moore's poem, From A Father To His Children, After Having Had His Portrait Taken For Them. And, pages 217/218 and 219 contain Moore's more famous poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. An extremely scarce title in any condition. (BAL 14347; Mitchell, 18)
    TB26987  $1250.00


  • Click on Image to expandNeally, Amy (Editor) with an engraving by F. T. Merrill: Christmas Poems Selected from Many Sources.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1897). . Very good+ in 1/2 white leather and pictorial paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 3 3/4" with the leather at the head of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block and with the paper over the outer half of the boards rubbed and worn through at the tips. 97 pages of text containing 47 poems to include Clement Moore's famous poem: The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving by F. T. Merrill.
    TB28122  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandPalgrave, Francis T. :  The Golden Treasury Selected From The Best Songs And Lyrical Poems In The English Language.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1943. Reprint of 1943. Fine in 3/4 red morocco and pink cloth covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. The edges of the leather on the boards are decorated with gilt borders. A small octavo measuring 7 11/16 by 5 1/4 with gray end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 640 pages including several indexes. This anthology contains 540 poems, songs and short works of prose.
    TB29050  $120.00


  • Click on Image to expandPalgrave, Francis Turner :  The Golden Treasury Of The Best Songs And Lyrical Poems In The English Language Together With One Hundred Additional Poems.  London: Oxford University Press, 1924. . Fine in French Levant, full brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and or gilt decorations in the compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo of 4 5/8 inches with gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is offsetting of the leather turn-ins to the first free and last free end pages. 496 pages of text including an index to first lines all printed on India paper. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Alfred Lord Tennyson A beautifully leather bound copy with no indication of the binder.
    TB29744  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandPoe, Edgar Allan :  The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.  London and New York: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. and W. J. Widdleton, 1881. . Near fine in full velum covered boards with red and black text on the spine and with red text and a black image at the lower fore corner of the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 4" with the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a slight curling of the velum boards and the end sheets slow modest tanning. 172 pages of text containing a collection of 43 poems to include The Raven, Ananabel Lee and others written by Poe in his youth an in his later years. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of a raven Included is an essay on Poe's poetry by Andrew Lang.
    TB28440  $175.00


  • Riley, James Whitcomb :  Rhymes of Childhood.  Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Col, 1895. Reprint of 1895. Very good+ in red and light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. The top edge of the text block is gilt. With an early prior owner's name and date of July 17th, 1897 on the third free end page and with very minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. A collection of 101 poems. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" high by 4 3/4" deep containing 186 pages of text followed by 22 pages of advertisements.
    TB22123  $15.00


  • Robertson, J. Logie (Editor):  The Poetical Works of Robert Burns.  London: Oxford University Press, 1923. . Fine in French Levant, full blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and or gilt decorations in the compartment and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A 12mo of 4 5/8 inches with gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt to the edges of the text block and there is offsetting of the leather turn-ins to the first free and last free end pages. 749 pages of text including an index to first lines all printed on India paper. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Burns. A beautifully leather bound copy with no indication of the binder.
    TB29734  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandSassoon, Siegfried :  Rhymed Ruminations.  New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The boards are badly stained from dampness with some leakage through to the end sheets. There is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with dampness stains on the verso and with two closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area and wear to the folds. 56 pages of text. A collection of 42 poems by Sassoon.
    TB28458  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandSassoon, Siegfried :  Vigils.  New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First Edition. Very good in purple cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text on the spine. The cloth on the spine is faded as is the upper corner of the front board. There is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 35 pages of text. A collection of 27 poems by Sassoon.
    TB28459  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandScott, Sir Walter :  The Vision of Don Roderick, The Field of Waterloo, and Other Poems.  Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1815. Third Edition. Near fine in a recent full, burgundy leather binding with gilt text stamping and rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with marbled edges to the text block which is clean, bright and completely free of foxing or tanning and without any prior owner's names, book plates or markings. Without a dust jacket as it most probably never had one. 264 pages of text. A collection of 26 poems. With page 159 misnumbered as called for in William B. Todd's and Ann Bowden's extensive bibliography of Sir Walter Scott A Bibliographical History. (Todd, 59Ai) A beautifully bound copy of a fine Edinburgh edition of Scotland's most famous bard.
    TB24168  $140.00


  • Scott, Sir Walter :  The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott.  New York: T. Y. Crowell, no date. Reprint. Very good in highly decorated red cloth covered boards with beveled edges, gilt and black embossing on the spine and front board with gilt fore, top and bottom edges. With 580 numbered pages.
    TB12110  $17.50


  • Service, Robert W :  Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.  New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1916. First Edition, First printing. Very good in green cloth covered boards with the gilt text stamping on the spine rather faded. Without a dust jacket. 192 pages.
    TB00066  $10.50


  • Click on Image to expandShakespeare, William :  William Shakespeare Sonnets.  New York: Payson & Clarke, Ltd., 1927. Facsimile Edition. Very good in 1/4 white and printed paper covered boards with blue text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/2" with soiling to the spine and boards with light foxing throughout its completely uncut pages. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated. A facsimile reprint of Shakespeare's Sonnets originally published in 1609. One of the volumes in The English Replicas series.
    TB26472  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandSieller, William Vincent :  Green Water for a Granite Valley.  Francestown, NH: The Golden Hill Press, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 leatherette and decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations stamped on the front board with faint spots of foxing on the edges of the text block. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with light soiling and tanning to the panels and folds. Signed by the author on the title page and warmly inscribed with the author's initials on the first free end paper. A collection of 55 poems dealing with the seasons of New England contained on 80 pages of text.
    TB15665  $10.00


  • Sitwell, Edith :  The Song of the Cold.  New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with light blue text and decorations & with a long gift inscription on the front FEP. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with light wear wear around the extremes. A collection of 34 poems.
    TB11600  $10.50


  • Snyder, Gary :  A Place in Space.  Washington: Counterpoint, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB03148  $21.00


  • Click on Image to expandStevenson, Robert Louis :  Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson Hitherto Unpublished.  Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1921. Limited Edition. Fine in 3/4 vellum and burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with the top edge of the text block gilt and the other two edges of the text block rough cut. An octavo measuring 9" by 7" with very light soiling to the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, double, cloth covered slip case with a paper label on the closed end. One of only 450 copies printed for members of The Bibliophile Society of Boston. With an introduction and notes by George S. Hellman and William P. Trent. 142 pages of text and illustrated with a photographic frontispiece of Stevenson and nine facsimile reproductions of Stevenson's original manuscripts. A collection of 48 unpublished poems the manuscripts for which were sold at auction following Stevenson's death.
    TB25321  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandStevenson, Robert Louis Tasha Tudor:  A Child's Garden Of Verses.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. First Illustrated Edition. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with a paper label on the front board and gilt text on a slightly faded spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 6 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine very lightly rubbed and the tips of the boards are bumped. Without a dust jacket. Illustrations in both black and white and color by Tasha Tudor. 118 pages of text.
    TB29552  $20.00


  • Tarn, Nathaniel :  Old Savage Young City.  New York: Random House, (1965). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a blind embossed publisher's image on the front board. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a small narrow 1/8" loss of color at the lower edge of the front panel. An advance review copy with the publisher's material laid-in at the front of the book. 64 pages of text containing 37 poems by this British author.
    TB30177  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandVan, Hanry Dyke:  The White Bees And Other Poems.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 ivory cloth and gray paper covered boards with a paper title label on the spine. All edges of the text block are deckled. Without a dust jacket but the book is contained within a fine cloth covered chemise and within a near fine 1/4 blue morocco slip case with four raised bands on the spine and with gilt text stamping within the compartments. 103 pages. A collection of 45 poems. An elegantly protected book.
    TB22224  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandVarious authors:  Songs of Nature Selected From Many Sources.  New York: Scribner, Armstrong, And Company, 1873. First Edition. Very good in its original purple cloth covered beveled boards with gilt background on the spine and with elaborate gilt embossing and text and the front board. All edges of the text block are gilt with coated dark brown end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 6 inches with fraying to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the cloth is rubbed through at the tips of the boards. There a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and an early prior owner's gift note on the second free end page. Of particular note, this volume contains the facsimile writings and signatures of four 19th century authors: R. W. Emerson, Josiah Gilbert Holland, Bret Heart and Edmund C. Stedman. 160 pages including an index of first lines. A collection of 89 poems by various authors. Illustrated throughout with engravings by numerous artists and engravers. At this time there are no copies of this title available on any venue on the Internet.
    TB29398  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Voices from an Earlier America.  No city stated: Westvaco, 1980. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated light orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. An anthology of American Poetry from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. The Christmas 1980 issue by Westvaco. The 23rd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 308 pages of text illustrated with contemporary steel engravings throughout.
    TB28356  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandVarious Authors:  Friendship's Gift A Christmas and New Year's Annual.  New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. circa 1856. . Good+ in elaborately decorated, beveled boards covered with red cloth with blind and gilt embossed stampings across both boards and the spine. On the spine is a gilt and green title block, the motif of which is duplicated on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 7/8" with all edges of the text block gilt. The edges of the boards and spine ends are rubbed and the lower 2" of the front joint are heavily worn with the front hinge showing damage in the same area. The elaborately hand painted floral presentation page is written upon in pencil. Although the preliminaries are foxed the pages of the text block are quite clean of foxing or tanning. The binding remains tight and strong. 264 pages of text containing 42 works of poetry or prose by various authors. Illustrated with a frontispiece, the presentation plate and four engraved plates (the last of which shows considerable foxing). (Faxon/Literary Annuals and Gift Books, p.22)
    TB28120  $35.00


  • Waugh, Alec :  These Would I Choose A Personal Anthology Arranged by Alec Waugh.  London: Sampson Low, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in tan cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine which has a slight crease and with the end sheets tanned. In a good unclipped and lightly soiled dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips from the corners of the spine area, a 1/4" deep chip from the upper inside corner of the front panel and wear to the fore corners of the panels. Warmly signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page as follows: "Dear John - I hope | you'll find things to | like here | alec." and dated Sept. 6, 1949. 251 pages of text with drawings by Laurence Scarfe. A collection of various poems by numerous authors to include: Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, Shelley, Browning, Marlowe, Hardy, Robert Graves, Sassoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Dickens, W. Somerset Maugham, Rupert Brooke, Hemingway and many others.
    TB22501  $40.00


  • Welch, James :  Riding the Earthboy 40.  New York: World Publishing, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in simulated leather covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. This is the true first edition which had a limited run as the publisher went out of business while the book was being introduced. The author's first book which is a collection of 46 poems by this Blackfoot Native American.
    TB00650  $125.00




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