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THE RAIN BIDS ME LISTEN

By Armstrong, Patricia Mees

Petersborough, NH: Windy Row Press, 1980. Text/AS New. Beige linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; strong & sound w/losses to front (price sticker removal?) & light edge wear. PO name to front & rear endpapers. Anthology of 48 poems of this, our lives, when the middle years are suddenly with us.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$14.50

CHINESE MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES

By Wyndham, Robert (Editor)

Cleveland, OH: World Publishing, 1968. Text/BRAND NEW & bright. Gilt embossed orange linen boards/Fine. Illustrated white DJ/VG; strong & sound w/two closed tears & light soiling. Anthology of traditional Chinese nursery rhymes. Playful illustrations evocative cut-out folk art. Chinese ideographs accompany each selection. Fine copy in lesser dust jacket.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Ed Young (Illustrator).

$36.50

THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER

By Butler, Samuel (Translator); Loomis, Louise Ropes (Editor)

New York, NY: Walter J. Black, 1944. Text/BRAND NEW. Gilt & red embossed grey linen boards/VG w/pin-hole & soiling to spine. DJ/None. PO name taped over on fEP. First published in 1900, this edition was printed for the Classics Club. Speculative writer, satirist and novelist Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a good scholar with a tendency to promote theories because they were unorthodox --- for example that the Odyssey was written by a women. This translation was meant to "supplement a work entitled The Authoress of the Odyssey". Traditionally attributed to epic poet Home of 8th century BC, modern scholarship places the work's origins in a pre-literate oral tradition perpetuated by bards. Authorship not withstanding, Butler's grasp of the Homeric poems remains outstanding. Fine copy.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Lucy Cores (Illustrator).

$18.50

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

By Lear, Edward

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1986. Stated First Impression. Text/As Near. Illustrated soft cover/NF. Tale of the enchanting courtship of the Owl and the Pussycat, their marriage, and their nuptial dance by the sea under the light of the moon. A great favorite by by English humorist and illustrator Edward Lear (1812 - 88) who is also a noted bird artist in zoological draughtsmanship. This issue is illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley.. 1st Paperback Edition, 1st Printing. Paperback. Near Fine/None As Issued. Illus. by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (Illustrator).

$16.50

OIYEAU

By Marron, John

Highland Oark, NJ: Dragon Cloud Books; As Is/So & So Books, 1987. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover (White and Black, Martha Alf, 1974)/NF w/light rubs to leading edges. Anthology/collection/grouping/gathering of oems/sounds/music/thoughts/designs. Marron writes: "The maps & menus you find here are old & new/They range out from mountain haiku/mined ancient notebook nuggets/& hardy marginalia." And so, there is "snArl" that roars and stands compact and tight; tender green "alfalfalfalfalfalfalfa" fields stretching endlessly; and, "jack daniels & wang wei/reading early kerouac" that toasts and elevates greats of East and West while using lower caps for total reduction. A small rich volume.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None As Issued.

$22.50

A FLORAL A B C

By Cameron, Elizabeth

New York, NY: William Morrow, 1983. BRAND NEW & Collectable. Illustrated endpaper and beautifully handwritten text. First published by Webb & Bower, UK, 1982. An enchanting compilation of 26 English wildflowers, each for one letter of the alphabet, each gracefully portrayed in watercolor, and each made all the more meaningful with annecdotes, legends and poetry. Conceived as a special gift to her grandchildren, artist Elizabeth Cameron has given all a bouquet from the English countryside.. 1st American Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover. New/New.

$34.50

THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE'S ARCADIA (Penguin English Library Series)
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THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE'S ARCADIA (Penguin English Library Series)

By Sidney, Philip; (Maurice Evans, Editor)

Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1977. Text/BRAND NEW w/faint margin discoloration Soft cover/NF w/light wear & faint spine creasings.. English poet and soldier Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586) is often regarded as the apotheosis of the Elizabethan courtier. Arcadia (published posthumously, 1590), a prose romance containing a wide variety of verse forms, is the source for the Gloucester plot in Shakespeare's King Lear. The Countess of Pembroke is Sidney' younger sister.. First Thus. Paperback. Collectible - Near Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Thus.

$12.50