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cover of Tribunals, Passages, 31-35 (signed in a Limitation of 26 copies)

Tribunals, Passages, 31-35 (signed in a Limitation of 26 copies)

by Duncan, Robert

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Published
1970
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Limited Edition
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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. Limited Edition. Quarto. One of only 26 signed copies of which this copy is letter Y signed by the author. There is a special pocket at the rear that holds a facsimile of the holograph notebook and final typescript for The Feast: Passages 34. The author attempts a synthesis of the fragmentary modern… Read more
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cover of Songs Before Sunrise

Songs Before Sunrise

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles

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Published
1871
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First Edition
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London: F.S. Ellis, 1871. First Edition. Octavo. First issue without printer's imprint on page [288]. 287pp., 8 pp. first state publisher's ads. His poem "Walt Whitman in America" shows how deeply the American's poetry had affected him though he saw a savage and sensualism there those triumphs over a moribund religion. His appreciation of Whitman's poetry both for its… Read more
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cover of One Stone Unturned

One Stone Unturned

by Hastings, Fanny DeGroot

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First Edition
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New Canaan, Conn. (1949): Dormer House. First Edition. Small Octavo. Signed and inscribed by the author dated June 1st, 1919. 93pp. There are three other poems written on the two front blanks. These must have been the favorites of the previous owner Lois Herrick. They were originally published in "Through a Glass" by Hastings. Bound in blue-green cloth, paper… Read more
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cover of The Song of Hiawatha (The Players Edition)

The Song of Hiawatha (The Players Edition)

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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First Edition
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Chicago; New York; (1911): Rand McNally. First Edition. Quarto. First edition of the Players edition. Color frontispiece, 285 pages. 64 full-page very fine photographic illustrations by Grace Chandler Horn. Longfellow's epic narrative poem, recounting the life and deeds of the legendary Iroquois leader and hero, accompanied by photographs of the Ojibwa tribe's annual theatrical production of the story in… Read more
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cover of The Works of Lord Byron

The Works of Lord Byron

by Byron, Lord

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London; 1831 and 1853: John Murray. 12mo. 6 volumes in 7. (last two volumes dated 1853 are titled Beppo and Don Juan). Each volume approximately 350pp.. Handsomely bound by Riviere in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines flat, morocco spine label gilt, with rules and compartments stamped in a floral design, all edges gilt, date had… Read more
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cover of Antonin Artaud Anthology

Antonin Artaud Anthology

by Hirschman, Jack (ed.)

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San Francisco; (1965): City Lights Books. Octavo. 255 pages. Illustrated with photographic images. Antonin Artaud is 'one of the great, daring mapmakers of consciousness in extremis, ' writes Susan Sontag. 'His work and presence reside on the boundary between being and non-being, art and non-art, reasoning and screaming. He proposes a new mode of thinking and of art--even as… Read more
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cover of Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never be Written (Limited to 200 Signed Copies of Which This is Nu #40)

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[Oxford, 1981]: Salamander Press. Limited Edition. Thin Quarto. 32 pages. Limited to only 200 copies. The present copy in #40 and signed by Margaret Atwood. The following is a list of the poems "Hope" is the thing with feathers -- I'll tell you how the sun rose -- Nearest dream recedes, unrealized -- Dare you see a soul at… Read more
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$185.00
cover of Specimens of Song: Poems By Emily Dickinson

Specimens of Song: Poems By Emily Dickinson

by Dickinson, Emily

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Published
2003
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Limited Edition
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New York: South Street Seaport Museum, 2003. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. 55 unnumbered pages: Limited to 115 copies of which this is no. 81. with the following poems. "Hope" is the thing with feathers -- I'll tell you how the sun rose -- Nearest dream recedes, unrealized -- Dare you see a soul at the white heat? -- It… Read more
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cover of The Poems of Ernest Dowson

The Poems of Ernest Dowson

by Symons, Arthur

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Published
1911
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London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1911. Octavo. 4th edition, 166pp., with four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and a portrait by William Rothenstein. Bound in green cloth decorated in gilt, spine lettering gilt designed by AB. top edge gilt. A very nice copy.
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cover of The Friendly Year Chosen and Arranged from the Works of Henry Van Dyke

The Friendly Year Chosen and Arranged from the Works of Henry Van Dyke

by Webster, George Sidney

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Published
1900
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New York: Charles Scribner's Son, 1900. Small Octavo. 185pp., (4) pp. publisher's ads. Poetry set to months and days of the year. Bound in brown cloth stamped in gilt depicting growing corn within a double ruled frame designed by FD. Previous owner's name dated Christmas 1900, and another name undecipherable., light chipping to head with some fading to spine.… Read more
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cover of Poems

Poems

by Larcomn, Lucy

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Published
1869
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First Edition
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Boston: Fields, Osgood and Co, 1869. First Edition. Small Octavo. Whittier. Most of the poems were written during the Civil War such as The Sinking of the Merrimack (may, 1862), The Nineteenth of April (1861), Re-Enlisted (1864). A very handsome copy bound in publisher's green cloth ruled in blind, spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, slight wear to corner, previous… Read more
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cover of The Tent on the Beach and Dramatic Lyrics

The Tent on the Beach and Dramatic Lyrics

by Whittier, John G.

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Published
1899
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First Edition
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1899. First Edition. Small Octavo. First illustrated with 12 full page engravings from designs by Charles and Marcia Woodbury with tissue guards present. Presented in a lovely, signed binding by Margaret Armstrong of green pictorial gilt cloth depicting flowers, shells and two crabs, design repeated on spine, top edge gilt, maroon coated endpapers. A… Read more
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cover of Alone

Alone

by De La Mare, Walter

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Limited Edition
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[Faber & Gwyer, London, 1927]. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited to 350 copies on Zanders hand-made paper. The present copy is number 92. 12 (unnumbered leaves), undated but issued in 1927. Wood Engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton , one in color and one in black and white on cover. This is number 4 of the Ariel series. Bound in stiff… Read more
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cover of Poems Here at Home (Birthday Dinner Edition)

Poems Here at Home (Birthday Dinner Edition)

by Riley, James Whitcomb (October 7, 1849 / July 22, 1916)

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Published
1915
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Limited Edition
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$135.00

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Indianapolis: (Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1915. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Frontispiece, 197 pages. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble (illustrator for Mark Twain). There was a huge celebration of the birthday of James Whitcomb Riley on October 7, 1915, in Indianapolis. Each of the 400 attendees at the dinner were given a copy of this book specially published for this occasion. Signed by… Read more
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cover of The Whispering Earth (Signed By the Author)

The Whispering Earth (Signed By the Author)

by Benton, Patricia, 1907-1983; Fritz Kredel

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Published
1950
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Limited Edition
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New York: (Greenberg Publishing Co.), 1950. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited to 500 copies, 47 pages, signed by Patricia Penton, in addition, the ten woodcuts of Fritz Kredel have been beautifully hand colored by Ann Tinder. There was another smaller limited edition printed on Papier de Rives and additionally signed by the illustrator Fritz Kredel. Bound in light green… Read more
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cover of Poems

Poems

by Ingelow, Jean [pseud. Orris], 1820-1897

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Published
1881
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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. Octavo. Author's household edition. 727 pages. The nostalgic tone, simple style, and natural and domestic scenes of Ingelow's poetry connect it with Wordsworth's. Her lyrics also resonate with those of her Lincolnshire countryman Alfred Tennyson who told her: "Miss Ingelow, I do declare you do the trick better than I do" (DNB). Christina Rossetti wrote… Read more
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cover of The Ruba'yat of Omar Khayam, Translated By Mrs. H.M. Cadell, with an Introduction By Richard Garnett

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London and New York: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1899. Octavo. 144 pages, with an Introduction by Richard Garnett. Jessie E. Nash Cadell who learned Persian while her husband was a British officer in India, devoted herself to the study of Omar Khayyam, the Persian astronomer and poet. Not only was this the first translation of the Rubaiyat… Read more
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cover of Fables from Boccacio and Chaucer

Fables from Boccacio and Chaucer

by Dryden, John, 1631-1700

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Published
1805
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London: Printed for W. Flint for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1805. 12mo. . xxxi, 236 pages. The introduction is by the controversial Dr. John Akin (1747-1822). After an early career as a physician who got into trouble condemning England's policy of excluding dissenters from office or entrance into Cambridge or Oxford, he wrote two anonymously published pamphlets on… Read more
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cover of Mountain Memories

Mountain Memories

by Whilt, James W.

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First Edition
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np/np(1925). First Edition. Small Octavo. Frontispiece portrait of the author, iscribed and signed "Yours very truly/Jim Whilt" Below is another inscription "Who sincerely hopes /that health is the/ horse under you/ahead a long happy/ride./good water and grass/to the top of the pass/till your trail tops/ that great divide/the author./ 6-25-1940/ Phenie S. Ahearn.104pp., illustrated by F.M. Harrow. The author… Read more
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cover of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Comprising the Metrical Translations

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Comprising the Metrical Translations

by Fitzgerald, Edward and E.H. Winfield

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Published
1900
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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1900. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece of Edward Fitzgerald, 244pp. with the prose version of Justin Huntly McCarthy and with an appendix showing the variations in the first three editions of Fitzgerald's rendering, edited, with an introduction by Jessie B. Rittenhouse and includes a bibliography of the Rubaiyat which includes foreign and English translations. A very… Read more
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