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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press, 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus


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. View more info

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A Shropshire Lad

By: Housman, A.E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Illustrated Editions Company, 1932

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings


110pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, beige leatherette spine with blue cloth textured and decorated boards. Rubbing to cloth along spine ends, internally clean, binding tight and sound. Frontis illustration and text illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell. Contains 63 verses, indexed by first lines in the table of contents. Note: We also have in stock "The Best Known Works of W.S.Gilbert" from the same Illustrated Editions series. #1995. View more info

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

By: Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1946

Edition: First Printing


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 Be... View more info

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Animula Vagula.

By: Bacon, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926., 1926

Edition: First Edition.


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 Poul... View more info

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Arnold's Essay on Wordsworth with Selections from the Poems of Wordsworth

By: Ward, Benjamin R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Co., 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


viii.192 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, minimal external wear to cloth, owner name on front endpaper.Occasional marginalia in light pencil. Forty nine poems of William Wordsworth are critically studied by Matthew Arnold. Introductory material provides biographical material for both. Included are suggestions for study, discussion of certain types of lyrics and questions on the individual poems. Contents: Life and Writings of William Wordswo... View more info

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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London), 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of... View more info

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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

By: Bernard, April

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House., 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


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 Th... View more info

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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press, 1939

Edition: First Edition


88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the Dark", sharin... View more info

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Thompson, Brown & Co, 1915


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... View more info

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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu "The Real People". A Poem by Robert Penn Warren.

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House, NY. 1983. First Edition thus., 1983

Edition: First Paperback Edition


Softbound pb. xii. 64 pgs. Very Good paperback, with very light shelf wear. Clean and sound. A brief history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce precedes the poem. ISBN 0394713567. #561. View more info

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Comes One With a Song

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899

Edition: First Edition.


12mo. 200 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light blue decorated cloth with light fading to spine, corner bumps. Uncut fore and bottom edges, top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lettering and illustration on front cover and spine. Cover embossed with gold winged harp. Paper over rear hinge starting, underlying binding remains sound. Owner name on front endpaper. Poetry collection.#269. View more info

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Der Neuen Gedichte Anderer Teil

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.,

Edition: Not Dated.


121 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover in Fair jacket. Fading to spine along lower spine and edges, jacket present in fragments held acceptable intact by a clear removable archival cover.Small bookstore ticket [Aberdeen Book Company, 65-69 Fourth Ave, New York 3, New York] affixed to lower corner of front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Not dated. For those who would like to read Rilke in the original German language, Contents: Archaischer Torso Apollo... View more info

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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London & New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus


xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede), The Worpswede Diary 27 September 1900-22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

By: Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., University Press of Virginia, 1974

Edition: First Edition


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 View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. A Probe.

By: Jarvis Keily [Edgar Allan Poe]

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, Prometheus Press, 1927

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings Indi


28 pgs. Very Good condition black hardcover with attractive gilt decorated boards and lettering to spine. Light to moderate rubbing to bottom and top edges and corners, internally clean, sound and unmarked. This book is un-numbered, one of 1000 copies printed on Georgian laid paper with an untrimmed fore edge, original printing, not a modern reprint. Author uses the rarely published prose of sometimes attributed to Poe: "Silence" [a sonnet by Hood according to Po... View more info