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The Oxford Book of Essays

By Brander Matthews, editor

New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1914. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 7 1/2" tall, xi + 508 pages, gilt top fore-edge, blue cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear, some fraing started at top and bottom of spine cloth, light exterior soiling but spine cloth darkened; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, witha previous owner's gift inscription on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket.

$16.50

More Songs from Vagabondia

By Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey; designs by Tom B. Meteyard

Boston, Massachusetts: Copeland and Day, 1896. First edition thus. Decorative Boards. Fair. Duodecimo, 7" tall, decorative boards, 72 pages. A fair copy only with general shelf wear, top 1" and bottom 2" of the back strip over the spine missing, front free endpaper loose but present, hinges cracked but internal binding solid, paper clean, lightly yellowed with faint water staining at the bottom margin throughout. Stlll a nice reading copy.

$9.50

Rosemonde Gerard; La Legende du Martin-Pecheur compositions et typographie de F. L. Schmied

By Rosemonde Gerard; art and typography by F. L. Schmied

Paris, France: L'Illustration, 1926. First edition thus. Disbound. Very good. French text. This is an original 6 page poem with illustration disbound from the Christmas,1926 issue of L'Illustration. Folio, pages 16" tall, 12 inches wide, intertextual color illustration. Text and illustrations in very good clean condition overall but margins lightly foxed and gutter margin with small holes from the original wire stitch and lightly discolored, paper lightly yellowed over all. Beautiful

$25.00

Conversations with Joseph Brodsky: a poet's Journey through the Twentieth Century
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Conversations with Joseph Brodsky: a poet's Journey through the Twentieth Century

By Joseph Brodsky; Solomon Volkov ; translated by Marian Schwartz

New York, New York: Free Press, 1998. First printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xiii + 306 pages, blue boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear but one corner slightly bumped; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

That Devil Forrest: the Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest
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That Devil Forrest: the Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

By John Allan Wyeth; Albert Castel (foreword)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press (LSU), 1989. Later printing. Paperback--trade. Very Good +. Originally published by Harper's in 1959. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xxxviii + 614 pages, stiff wraps. A very good plus, clean neat and sturdy soft cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing the corners; interior fine, binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

The Hound of Heaven

By Francis Thompson; woodcuts by Jeff Hill

Mount Vernion, New York: Peter Pauper Press, 1960 c.. New Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good. Originally issued in 1908. 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, 27 pages with intertextual illustration, laid paper, paper over stiff card boards. A very good clean, neat 'hard' cover over all with minor shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white, endpapers just slightly yellowed, with foxing to the fore-edges.

$6.50

Poems by William Cowper, esq., of the innner Temple; in three volumes [volumes two and three only]; vol. Vol. II and Vol. III; containing his posthumous poetry and a skethc of his life [in vol. 3]

By William Cowper, esq.; John Johnson (biography)

Boston, Massachusetts: Timothy Bedlington , 1826. Early Printing. Three-quarter leather over boards. Fair. 2 volumes of 3 volume set, but complete as is. 32mo, 6 1/3" tall; frontispieces + vol. 1: 228 pages; vol. 3: 312 pages; printed boards. Fair condition over all, internally good and bindings sturdy BUT covers of vol. 3 loose, both covers soiled, chipped and worn, but internal binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed and still supple with scattered foxing. Originaleading copies only

$16.50

Aragon: poet of the French Resistance

By Louis Aragon; Hannah Josephson and Malcolm Cowley (editors)

New York, New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1945. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, xii + 167 pages, gray cloth, gilt spine itles. A very good, clean, neat hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing to the cover cloth, hinges and binding solid, paper just lightly yellowed with foxing to the endpapers. Lacking dust jacket.

$6.50

The Old Life: new poems

By Donald Hall

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xviii + 517 pages, stiff wraps. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; binding tight. In a near fine dust jacket.

$7.50

Stone, Paper, Knife: poems
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Stone, Paper, Knife: poems

By Marge Piercy

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition, first printing. Paperback--trade. Near fine. Octavo, 8 1/4, x + 144 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near, fine, clean, soft cover first edition with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white.

$9.50

Deadline Poet, or, My Life as A Doggerelist
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Deadline Poet, or, My Life as A Doggerelist

By Calvin Trillin

New York, New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1994. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Fine. Quarto, 8 1/3" tall, 196 pages, white boards. A fine clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with original price present.

$7.50

Chuck's Zimmer; Gedichte, Lieder

By Wolf Wondratschek

Munchen (Münich) Germany: Zweitausendeins, 1979. Early Printings. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 64 pages, black titles on beige wraps. A near fine, clean, neat softcover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed.

$8.50

Common Sense About Poetry

By L. A. G. Strong (Leonard Alfred George Strong)

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. First American edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good/Without dust jacket. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, 139 pages, yellow cloth. A good, hardcover first American edition over all, with moderate shelf wear but foxing to the exterior cloth, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, but light scattered foxing throughout. Without dust jacket

$8.50

Ombres et Soleil / Shadows of the Sun; selected writings of 1917 - 1952

By Paul Eluard; Cicely Buckley (translator)

Durham, New Hampshire: Oyster River Press, 2016. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo 8 1/2" tall, 123 pages, trade paperback. A fine, clean, neat paperback with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white. Contains inserts and letters from the author (first name signed).

$9.50

The New York Review of Books: Volume XXIII, Number 9; May 27, 1976; How the CIA is Winning (Stone); Banks: the coming crisis (Rothschile; etc.

By Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, editors; I.F. Stone, Emma Rothschild, Irvin Ehrenpreis, Charles Rycroft, Helen Muchnic, Roger Sale, Frances Sale, et al.

New York, New York: The New York Review of Books, 1966. First edition. Tabloid--unbound. Very good. Single original issue. Folio, 15" tall, 32 pages on tabloid newsprint, unbound self-wraps A verygood, generally clean and neat soft cover periodical with moderate shelf wear, paper clean, and moderately yellowed, with a few edge tears. and the original subscriber label on the cover sheet.

$9.50

The Poems of George Herbert. The Oxford World's Classics, 109.

By George Herbert; (from text of F.E. Hutchinson) introduction by Helen Gardner

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1972. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Near fine/Very good. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xxvi + 285 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A near fine, generally neat and clean, hard cover edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, paper white, previous owner's name on front endpaper, BUT about 20 pages with penned annotations. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with seeral short edge tears and the dj price clipped This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future. Lacking dust jacket.

$9.50

English Verse; Volume I: (vol. one only of Five Volumes) The Early Lyrics to Shakespeare; The Oxford World's Classics, CCCVIII (308)

By Peacock, W. (editor); Chaucer, Barbour, Gower, Lydgate, Henryson, Dunbar, Raleigh, Spenser, Southwell, Chapman, Marlowe, Drayton, Sidney, etc.

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1939. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xvi + 451 pages + 16 ads, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good, generally clean, sturdy hard cover edition with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with a very few pencil markings. Without dust jacket. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

Selected Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley [The Oxford World's Classics (CLXXXVII) 187]

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1929. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good-/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, viii + 479 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good (minus) hardcover edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding solid, paper clean and moderately yellowed, BUT with sporadic pen or pencil underlining or notations to approx. 30 pages, and with previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$7.50

The Portable Conrad. The only one-volume edition containing a full selection of poems, critical essays, political writings and letters.

By Joseph Conrad; Morton Dauwen Zabel (editor)

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1950. Third printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Sextodecimo, 6 3/4 " tall, 760 pages, light blue/dark blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat, hard cover with moderate shelf wear over all, rubbing at the fore-corner tips and spine edges top and bottom, spine cloth lightly faded; hinges and binding solid, paper slightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Edmund Spenser : a life
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Edmund Spenser : a life

By Andrew Hadfield

New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. First edition thus. Paperback--trade. Fine. Octavo, 9 1/8" tall; xxi + 624 pages, blue boards. A fine, clean, neat soft cover with little shelf wear ; binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

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