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Animula Vagula.

By: Bacon, Leonard

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 541

Condition: 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. View more info

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Sudden Door

By: Benedict, Madeline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Hampshire, The Golden Quill Press.: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 542

Condition: Near Fine


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. 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

Seller ID: 591

ISBN: 0394535369

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Literary Blasphemies

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1591

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 265 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover quarter bound in green buckrham cloth with green boards and matching title piece on spine. Stated First Edition. Slight darkening to spine at edges, wear to cloth of upper spine end. Paper over front hinge cracked, underlying binding remains intact. Clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is present but in fragments, pieces are separated at the paper folds, held in place in a clear archival cover. With a refreshing attitude of "appreciative irreverence", a literary Friar's Roast of sorts, biographical commentaries and critiques are presented fo... View more info

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Sonnets From the Portugese

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York, Peter Pauper Press:

Edition: Edition Not Stated.

Seller ID: 1547

Condition: Good to Very Good


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. View more info

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By: Campbell, Killis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusets, Harvard University Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2541

Condition: Good


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... 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: $38.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135

ISBN: 0813904986

Condition: Near Fine


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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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487

ISBN: 0767902785

Condition: As New


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

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $18.00

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

Seller ID: 1926

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Archivist. A Novel.

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1638

ISBN: 0316158720

Condition: As New


8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN 0316158720 #1638. 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: $16.00

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

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991

Condition: 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... View more info

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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346

Condition: Good to Very Good


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", sharing the timeless darkness but offering glimpses of light and hope. Excerpt: "The crisis of civilization thr... View more info

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Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger.

By: Erlanger, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, The Delmar Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2015

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 48 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover. Faint sunning to top of rear board, else near fine. One of 200 copies printed by Dwight Agner and bound by the Delmar Company in November 1985, on the occasion of the author's seventieth birthday, at the request of Mary Erlanger. Front endpaper is dated 12/7/85 and inscribed by the author "Dear-XXX, Dear-XXXX, I'm glad we're friends, All best, Michael" Author Michael Erlanger (1915-2002) was president of the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT.#2015. View more info

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Dichtung Und Geistesleben Der Deutschen Schweiz. Eine Neue Schweizerische Literaturgeschichte.

By: Ermatinger, Emil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Munchen/Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck: 1933

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 787

Condition: Very Good


7887 pgs. Red cloth, bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. Very light foxing of endpapers, else clean and unmarked throughout. Binding tight. Small paper bookshop sticker on rear endpaper (G.F. Stechert & Co., ALfred Hafner, New York) Jacket is Good with several small edge chips, light general soiling and several one inch closed tears at bottom edge. Text is in the German language. A historical study of poetry, drama and intellectual literature in German Switzerland. Printed in Germany, publishers slip laid in. Contents are divided into seven sections followed by a r... View more info

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A Witness Tree

By: Frost, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1942

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2562

Condition: Very Good


91 pgs Very Good condition cloth hardcover. Very light external shelf wear, binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: he Silken Tent, All Revelation, Happiness Makes Up in Height for What It Lacks in Length, Come In, I Could Give All to Time, Carpe Diem, The Wind and the Rain, The Most of It, Never Again Would Birds'Song Be the Same, The Subverted Flower, Wilful Homing, A Cloud Shadow, The Quest of the Purple-Fringed, The Discovery of the Madeiras, The Gift Outright, Triple Bronze, Our Hold on the Planet, To a Young Wretch (Boethian), The Lesson for Today, Time Out, To a Moth See... View more info

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The Lady's Not for Burning

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2058

Condition: Very Good+


12mo. 95 pgs. Very Good + condition yellow cloth hardbound, black and red decorative and lettering, in Good to Very Good jacket. Jacket has some rubbing and small chips aling spinr edges and corners and a one inch closed tear to edge of back panel. Small bookstore sticker at bottom corner of rear endpaper. A play set in the medieval period, against a background of superstition, witch-hunting and alchemy sprinkled with wry humor. Produced in London with John Gielgud in the leading part. Other plays by this author/playwright and musician include The Firstborn, A Phoenix Too Frequent and Thor, Wi... View more info

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Miracle at Sea and Other Poems

By: Hayward, Mildred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Fine Editions Press.: 1943

Seller ID: 632

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good jacket. Blue boards with paper title pieces on front and spine. Brown paper dustwrapper has several small chips along edges and along one side of spine. Clean and unmarked. Title page decoration by Bruno Da Osimo. By the author of Christ Appears and Light Breaking Through. #632. 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: $193.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall: 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed

Seller ID: 2412

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Wh... View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313

Condition: Very Good+


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 Poe. II.O! Nothing Earthly-The Poems, III. The Rationale of Verse-The Critical Theory, IV. Disentanglements-Tales of Ratioci... View more info

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Gray & His Poetry (Poetry & Life Series)

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1920

Seller ID: 1498

Condition: Very Good


111 pgs. Very Good condition small cloth hardcover, light shelf wear. Owner name on front endpaper along with paper residue from a previous clipping or insert. Frontis page with vintage photo portrait of Gray, with shallow crease and 1/4 inch tear to bottom edge. Poems interspersed with commentary, biographical and bibliographical information. Poems quoted in whole or in part: Sonnet on the Death of Richard West, West's Ode to May, Ode on the Spring, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, Hymn to Adversity, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat (Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes), The Alliance... View more info