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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb., Alfred De Musset
1 1025
Alfred De Musset
A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.
The Rodale Press
London, 1955
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good


Alistair Grant

8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025.

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, Angelou, Maya
2 2496
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
Later Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good
0394499514 / 9780394499512



66pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Small remainder dot on top of text block near spine and small spot on cloth of rear corner where a bit of ink transferred to the inner surface of the dust jacket. Jacket has no chips or tears. Internally pristine with tight binding. Copyright 1975, this printing is not otherwise dated on copyright page, number line indicates a second printing B987654321. DJ price intact, not dated. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN 0394499514. #2496

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, Angelou, Maya
3 2494
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 1997
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0679457070 / 9780679457077



66pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine with tight binding. First printing of this Random House edition, number line 987654321 on copyright page, DJ dated4/97. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN #0679457070. #2494

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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay., Aristophanes
4 2454
Aristophanes
Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.
The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]
Cleveland and New York, 1948
Small 8vo. 7.5 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Laszlo Matulay.

288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction. The Knights; Introduction. Lysistrata; Introduction. The Clouds; Introduction. The Birds; Introduction. The Frogs. #2454.

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Animula Vagula., Bacon, Leonard
5 541
Bacon, Leonard
Animula Vagula.
Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926.
New York, 1926
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12 mo. 37 pgs Very Good condition hardcover. Stated First Edition. Green cloth with paper title pieces on spine and front cover. Some edge chipping to paper of title on spine, not obtrusive to lettering. Very lightly foxed endpapers, with owner name on front endpaper, else clean, sound and unmarked. Introduction followed by 27 poems. Other works by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet include The Heroic Battles of Servia, The Cid, Ulug beg, Ph.D.s, Guinea-fowl and Other Poultry, Lost Buffalo and Other Poems, Sunderland Capture and Day of Fire. #541.

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year., Beebe, William
6 1816
Beebe, William
The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.
Garden City
New York, 1927
Small 8vo.
Later Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Walter King Stone

x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal changes. Portions of the text have been published previously in "Outing", "Recreation", "The Golden Age", "The New York Evening Post" and "The New York Tribune". #1816

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Sudden Door, Benedict, Madeline
7 542
Benedict, Madeline
Sudden Door
The Golden Quill Press.
New Hampshire, 1960
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Near Fine



Signed by Author
64 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ condition jacket. Blue cloth boards, white leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners. White dustwrapper with uncut front flap, blue decoration and lettering. Upper edge of jacket has a tiny closed tear and corner chip. SIGNED and inscribed "Cordially ever, Madeline Benedict" on front endpaper. Clean and unmarked. By the author of "Spring Will Not Fail" and "Fleet as the Swallow's Dip". #542.

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose., Benet, Stephen Vincent.
8 497
Benet, Stephen Vincent.
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.
Farrar & Rinehart
New York, 1942
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Very Good




8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497.

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Emerson as a Poet, Benton, Joel
9 2259
Benton, Joel
Emerson as a Poet
M.F. Mansfield & A. Wessels
New York, 1883
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Cloth Hardcover
Good




168 pgs. Good condition rust colored cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. Binding sound. Light to moderate rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, top of spine edge frayed, faded area of cloth at bottom of front cover. A two inch semicircular clear water spot is visible at the bottom margin of textblock, along bottom outer corner of pages 33-144, text not affected. Owner name [Edith True] on front endpaper, attractive frontis portrait of Emerson, tissue intact. Sections: Dedication, Prefatory Note, Emerson as a Poet, The New Poms of Emerson, Appendix, Concordance to Emerson's Poetry, Emerson as a Magazine Topic, Some Books About Emerson. By the author of "In the Poe Circle" and other biographical works, Joel Benton (1832-1911) was a native of Amenia NY and founder of Amenis Times (now Harlem Valley Times) newspaper. #2259.

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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE., Bernard, April
10 591
Bernard, April
BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.
Random House.
New York and Cleveland, 1989
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Near Fine
0394535369



66 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black cloth spine, maroon boards. Clean and unmarked. Very shallow bump to upper front corner. Faint wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket, no chips or tears. Complex and eclectic, this collection explores a wide range of characters " from gangsters to politicians, from artists to beggars to young lovers". The Staions of the Cross become "a contemporary journey in pain and doubt". Winner of The Academy of American Poets' 1988 Walt Whitman Award. Author of "Pirate Jenny". ISBN 0394535369. # 591.

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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home, Bogen, Nancy
11 792
Bogen, Nancy
Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home
Lintel Press
Roanoke, Va., 1988
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Hardcover Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
0931642221 / 9780931642227

Alan Henderson
Signed by Author
8 vo. 240 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Grey cloth, faint foxing to upper text block edge else clean and unmarked. Front endpaper SIGNED: "#55 of 200 Nancy Bogen". Dust jacket in protective cover with light edge and corner wear, small chip top spine and lightly soiled spot bottom rear panel. Author's first novel, first printing thus. First printed as a paperback by Twickenharm Press, 1980. A classic Greek tale with a satiric twist- a novel about the Trojan War from a modern woman's point of view. ISBN 093164221. #792.

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Sonnets From the Portugese, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
12 1547
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Sonnets From the Portugese
Peter Pauper Press
Mount Vernon, New York, 
12mo - 6" - 7" Tall
Edition Not Stated.
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, Good to Very Good


Mary Jane Gorton

12mo 60 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has some foxing and smudging primarily along edges, spine area darkened, no chips or tears, price is intact. Book has some age darkening along edges, endpapers lightly foxed. Front endpaper with bookplate featuring a hand planting a seedling. Internally clean and unmarked. With three-toned illustrations throughout by Mary Jane Gorton. #1547.

Price: 8.00 USD
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies, Campbell, Killis
13 2541
Campbell, Killis
The Mind of Poe and Other Studies
Harvard University Press
Cambridge Massachusets, 1933
12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Good

Ex-Library


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswold Controversy, The Backgrounds of Poe, Self-Revelation in Poe's Poems and Tales, The Origins of Poe and The Poe Canon. #2541.

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.), Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
14 2135
Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)
University Press of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., 1974
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition
Cloth
Near Fine
0813904986 / 9780813904986



8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986

Price: 46.00 USD
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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg, Caveney, Graham
15 1487
Caveney, Graham
Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Bantam Books.
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1999
8vo
First American Edition
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0767902785 / 9780767902786



8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487.

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces], Charles Lamb.
16 1926
Charles Lamb.
Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]
Thompson, Brown & Co
New York, 1915
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




ix.156pgs. Very Good little green cloth hardcover, light shelf wear and rubbing to cloth at corners, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Internally clean, sound, unmarked. Frontis portrait engraving of Charles Lamb, tissue intact. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Essays: The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Imperfect Sympathies, Dream-Children: A Reverie, A Dissertaction Upon Roast Pig, On Some of the Old Actors, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Superannuated Man, Old China; Letters: To Coleridge [3 letters], To Manning [2 letters], To Wordsworth [4 letters], To Miss Hutchinson [1 letter], To J. Taylor [2 letters], To Bernard Barton [2 letters]; Verses: A Farewell to Tobacco, She is Going, The Old Familiar Faces. #1926

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster, Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
17 2521
Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
A Treasury of Stephen Foster
Random House
New York, 1946
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
First Printing
Hardcover
No Jacket, Good to Very Good


William Sharp

222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, Laura Lee, My Hopes Have Departed Forever, Old Folks at Home, Willie My Brave, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Massa's in De Cold Ground, Old Dog Tray, Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, Little Jennie Dow, Willie We Have Missed You, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Comrades Fill No Glass For Me, Gentle Annie, The Glendy Burk, Old Black Joe, Down Amongthe Cane Brakes, That's What's The Matter, We Are Coming Father Abraam 300,000 More, Willie Has Gone to War, Our Bright Summer Days Are Gone, Beautiful Dreamer, Dearer Than Life!, Ah! May The red Rose Live Alway, Once I Loved Thee Mary Dear, The Village Maiden, Under the Willow She's Sleeping, Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?, I Will Be True To Thee, Why No One to Love?, Some Folks, Sweetly She Sleeps My Alice Fair, I Would Not Die In Springtime, If You've Only Got a Moustache, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Wilt Thou Be Gone Love? Book#2521.

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Love Poems, Dickinson, Emily
18 546
Dickinson, Emily
Love Poems
Peter Pauper Press, NY. [nd]
New York and Cleveland, 
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall

Hard Cover
Very Good, Near Fine




61 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good jacket. No publication date. Decorative paper boards with very light rubbing to paper of front bottom corners. Matching dustwrapper with very slight yellowing to paper of spine, rub to bottom corner, light edge wear at folds and 1/4 inch closed tear to rear bottom flap fold. Front flap, below the price is the typo "A Peter A Peter Press Book". #546.

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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha., Drew, Mary Frances, translator.
19 263
Drew, Mary Frances, translator.
The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.
Burns & Oates, Ltd.
London, 1900
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth
Very Good




12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original, as sung in 1890". #263.

Price: 13.00 USD
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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer., Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
20 1991
Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.
Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]
Chicago and New York, 1898
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes; Glossary; Index. Laid in is a piece of ephemera-a vintage bookmark-from Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers, advertising Robert's Rules of Order, with a blurb about Mr. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, seconded by Mr. John Rutledge of South Carolina, proposing George Washington for the President of the Convention. #1991.

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