London & Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1925. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. September 1925 Second Edition (May 1925). The Teaching of English Series. 288pp, Introduction, The Poet and His Raw Material: Prose; The Poet and His Raw Material: Translation; Transference of Phrase; Transference of Phrase and Idea; Similarity of Method: Metre; Similarity of Method: Stanza-Form; Similarity of Method: Metre and Idea; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing: Pastoral Elegy; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing:Epigram and Epitaph; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing: Litanies; Inherited Mood, Form and Phrasing:Ballads; Inherited Mood, Form and Phrasing: Confluence of Inheritances; Inherited Idea: Incidental; Inherited Idea: as Subject; Inherited Idea: as Philosophy; Index of First Lines; Index of Authors. 16mo/16.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, edgeworn, small split back joint at head, previous owner name (Amy E. Sharpless), underlining on a few pages, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) was an English poet; also the General Editor of this Series..
Alburtis, Pennsylvania: The Hemlock Press, 1972. Book. Illus. by Drawings by Gerard Negelspach. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 80pp, 8vo/23.5cm. Tan cloth in dj, personal presentation on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF/VG. A group of Christian oriented poems written by a Quaker conscientious objector who also runs a small press..
Otego, New York: The Whimsie Press, 1976. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing (1976). 46, [i] pp, 8vo/21cm. Green decorated cloth backed boards with title slip adhered to spine, front board sunned at top and front edges, small stain at head of back board, handsome sewn binding, internally clean, tight and very good plus. Helen Morgan Brooks (c.1904-1989) was a teacher, poet and active Quaker ..
Otego, New York: The Whimsie Press, 1979. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Printing (1976). 46, [i] pp, 8vo/21cm. Decorated cloth backed boards, light soil and very light dampmar at tail, handsome sewn binding, internally fine.Helen Morgan Brooks (c.1904-1989) was a teacher, poet and an active Quaker ..
San Francisco: Jeanne Lohmann, 1982. Book. Illus. by K. Lohmann (Pts 1 & 4);,P.J.Ackley (2 & 3; T.Delgman (cover photo). Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 97, [i] pp,, decorative illustrations at chapter heads. 8vo/23cm. Pictorial Blue card-stock wrappers, sunned at two edges, internally fine. Presentation inscription to fellow Quaker poet Winifred Rawlins, "January 29, 1988/For Wini Rawlins/With thanks, and joy in our craft/and journeys--/Jeanne". Winifred Rawlins (1907-1997) was a Qualker activist and poet resident in Pennsylvania, once Head Resident at the Pendle Hill Residential Quaker Study Center. Like Lohmann, they had both published many books of poetry..
New York: The Viking Press, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 87pp. Cloth backed patterned paper-covered , light soil, previous owner signature on ffep (F.C. Riley/9/57), otherwise internally fine. 8vo/22cm. The author's first published collection for which he was awarded the Lamont Poetry Selection of the American Academy of Poets. Philip Booth (1925-2007) . He taught at Dartmouth, Wellesley and Syracuse Universities. At Syracuse he was one of the founders of the graduate program in creative writing. He lived much of his life in Castine, Maine and was known particularly as a poet of New England..
New York: The John Day Company, 1974. Book. Illus. by Book and Jacket Design by Jeanyee Wong. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. 48pp, each poem illustrated in black and white from art and artifacts held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, acknowledgments. Black cloth decorated and lettered in silver, dj lightly worn at head of spine, half inch closed tear. NF/Good +. A selection of poems written by the author over her lifetime and largely kept in her 'treasure book', the journal she kept for her intimate words and thoughts. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) was a prize winning American author who grew up in China until 1934. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her novel, The Good Earth. In 1938 she became one of the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces." In 1935 she married Richard Walsh the publisher of The John Day Company which would henceforward be her principal publisher. Her Chinese name was Sai Zhenzhu. A major biography, Pearl Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn of the University of Pennsylvaniia was published about her in 1996 by the Cambridge University Press. Jeanyee Wong (1920- ) is a master calligrapher who has designed, illustrated and lettered over 2000 dust jackets and more than forty books over the last seventy years. On her 90th birthday in July 2010 she gave a celebratory lecture at the Grolier Club in New York..
Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1894. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Later printing (1891). [xi], [i], 186pp, frontis port, tissue protector. 12mo/19cm. Illustrated maroon and brown cloth gilt, otherwise slightly edgeworn at tips, light soil, internally fine. The attractive cover illustration is of a child's head as if in a cloud, all in gilt. James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American writer and poet from Indiana. He was sometimes known as the "Hoosier Poet" and the "Childrens' Poet". Many of his thousand or so published poems were written in an Indiana dialect as are some in this volume..
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Book. Good. Hardcover. 334pp. 24mo/14cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth, all edges gilt, soiled, rubbed at extremities, lacks spine cloth, internally clean but shaken, front hinge paper cracked, front brown paper liner partly cut (2/3rds missing). Poor. "Owen Meredith was the pen name of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831-1891), English statesman and poet who served as Viceroy and Governor General of India from 1876 to 1890. The first edition of this work was published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston in 1859. Copies by this publisher are scarce..
London: The Grey Walls Press, 1948. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Crown Classics Series. 64pp, A Note on Christopher Marlowe and His Writings, 8 selections, short bibliography.. Sm 8vo/19.5cm. Illustrated boards, light wear, in lightly rubbed dj with short closed splits ends of lightly darkened spine, internally fine, Christopher Marlowe's short life (1564-1693) was ended with a still controversial stabbing by an acquaintance..
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1929. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Later printing (1915). Eighty-sixth thousand. [ii], 176, 12 page Introduction, 1905-1908, 1908-1911, Experiments, 1914, The South Seas, Other Poems, Granchester, Biographical Note. Sm 8vo/19.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, rubbed, slightly soiled, lacks ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war poems though he died before actually serving in combat..
London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1905. Book. Illus. by Florence Castle. Very Good. Hardcover. N.d. (ca 1905). The Photogravure and Colour Series. 96pp, colored frontispiece, 11 additional coloured plates, index of first lines. Handsome green and blue illustrated cloth gilt, with round gilt medallion front board showing three typical Florence Castle maidens admiring (or grieving over) flowers, top edge gilt, spine slightly frayed at ends but other than light wear at corners is otherwise in very good condition, tissue protectors on all plates, plate for The Mad Maid's Song (opp p.44) loose, edges on following two leaves are rough from clumsy opening, lacks rear free end paper. Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was an English poet whom the 19th century English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) describes in his Foreword as, "The last of his line, he is and will probably be always the first in rank and station of English song-writers." Florence Castle was a well known British illustrator. A very handsome book..
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1889. Book. Fine. Soft cover. The Artists' Edition. 47pp, 21 engraved illustrations. 8vo/21cm. Original thick dark paper covered boards with elaborate gilt, silver and colored decoration,all edges gilt, light edgewear, few scrapes back board, front hinge cracked and first gathering a bit loose, otherwise pages of heavy stock are fine. Meant as a showpiece edition, the publishers enlisted "many of the best designers and engravers" of their day..
New York: Rex Benedict. Printed by Corsair Press, 1971. Book. NF. Soft cover. First Edition (?). 43pp. 12mo/19cm. Printed olive-green card-stock wrappers, sewn, illustration of corsair on title page, undated author presentation inscription on ffep "To Jim Hurley/With best wishes from/the author, editor/printer, publisher/and binder/[initials] RB". NF. Scarce-Rare. Rex Benedict (1920- ) authored a number of other books, some for children. From the inscription, the Corsair Press appears to be his personal imprint..
New York: Random House/Modern Library, 1935. Book. Good. Hardcover. 37pp. Tall 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth, slightly worn at head of spine, some discoloration gutter of pp 20-21 probably from flower, romantic farewell poem written on front free end paper, otherwise Very Good in Poor chipped and torn dj split at spine. The poem on the ffep starts with, "There is no more to say!/Why tell you what you should have known so well!" and ends with, "...stop the winds that blow/across high mountain peaks, nor chill the heart/that once has truly loved."with the ending, "Good-bye my beloved/Ruth". Seems a rather unique item..