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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus


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... View more info

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House,

Edition: Later Printing


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 ... View more info

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On the Cross. A Romance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau (1902).

By: Von Hillern, Wilhelmine and Safford, M.J.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Drexel Biddle., 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


12mo. xiv. 442 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Brown cloth with attractive green, black and gilt decoration on front and spine. Light edge wear and light foxing to endpapers. Illustrated frontis. Text clean and sound throughout. Original unrevised version of this Gospel-based drama, much criticized for its potential anti-Judaic interpretation. #340. View more info

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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics], 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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... View more info

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Paolo & Francesca. A Tragedy in Four Acts.

By: Phillips, Stephen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1901

Edition: Sixth Edition


12mo. 120 pgs. Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Light wear to spine edges, light foxing to rear endpapers else clean, sound, unmarked. #1129 View more info

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Plays

By: Galsworthy, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. 1895. (c.1884). Press of Bewick & Smith, Boston., 1929


12mo. 698 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with some shallow bumps and corner rubs. Spine edges rubbed. Clean and sound. Contents: The Silver Box, Joy, Strife, The Eldest Son, Justice, The Little Dream, The Pigeon, The Fugitive, The Mob, A Bit o'Love, The Foundations, The Skin Game, A Family Man, Loyalties, Windows, The Forest, Old English, The Show, Escape, The First and the Last, The Little Man, Hall-Marked, Defeat, The Sun, Punch and Go. #455. View more info

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Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant. Vol. II. The Second Volume Containing the Four Pleasant Plays.

By: Shaw, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Herbert S. Stone and Co., 1905

Edition: Later Printing


12 mo. 377 pgs. Good to Very Good condition in navy cloth with some light wear to spine edges and corners. Paper title piece with a few tiny chips. Text clean and unmarked, some pages unopened. Includes: You Never Can Tell, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny. #401. View more info

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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall, 1980

Edition: First Printing


163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and s... View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City, 1972

Edition: First Printing


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe... View more info

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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 1968

Edition: First Edition


154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as f... View more info

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Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]

By: Myerson, Joel

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


xviii.802 pgs. Fine condition hardcover, as new, clean, tight and unmarked. Includes illustrations of Emerson's first edition title and copyright pages, bindings and dust jackets. Sections: Introduction, Separate publications, Collected Editions, Miscellaneous Collections, First Book and Pamplet Appearances, First-Appearance Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers, Books Editited by Emerson, Reprinted Material in Books and Pamphlets, Material Attributed to Emerson, Com... View more info

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Rhymes of Childhood. The Poems and Prose Sketches of James Whitcomb Riley.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917

Edition: Homestead Edition


12mo. xii. 216 pgs. Very Good condition choclate brown hardcover. A few light faded spots to back board and several first pages, else clean and unmarked, general age toning to pages. Uncut pages on side and bottom, top edge gilt. The Works of James Whitcomb Riley. Vol. V. on half-title. Frontis drawing by Alice Barber Stephens of boys playing in an orchard, protective tissue intact. Over 100 poems and verse for children. #2113. View more info

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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

By: Munson, Gorham B.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company, 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


135 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean, sound, unmarked with light rubbing to edges and corners. A biography of Robert Frost by the author of "Waldo Frank: A Study". Chapters: The Generations of Men, Once by the Pacific, A Boy's Will, The Road Not Taken, New Hampshire, Pan With Us, Into My Own, A Sensibilitist, Against the World in General. Appendices: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost, Books by Robert Frost, Principal Essays on Robert Fr... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books., 1999

Edition: First American Edition


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. View more info

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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $293.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall, 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed


xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few... View more info