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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

Collected Poems of Charles Erskine Scott Wood

By Charles Erskine Scott Wood; Sara Bard Field, editor; William Rose Benet, introduction

New York, New York: Vanguard Press, 1949. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Fair. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xxx + 289 pages, black cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear but a touch of exterior moisture to the top of the spine cloth leaving a slight residue of paper from the dust jacket; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with some dampstaining at the top gutter margin and a previous owner's name pennedon the front endpaper. In a fair, worn dust jacket with significant chipping at the back strip and flap fold edges, with the original price present

$12.50

Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered. [Robert Frost]

By William H. Pritchard

New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Very good/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xix + 286 pages, brown quarter-cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minorexterior shelf wear ; hinges and binding solid, paper white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$8.50

The Old Glory; Three Plays: Endecott and the Red Cross; My Kinsman, Major Molineux; and Benito Cereno

By Robert Lowell; introduction by Robert Brustein; notes by Jonathan Miller

New York, New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1965. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Near fine/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 194 pages, black cloth. Illustrated with photographs of production. A near fine, clean hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, lightly edgeworn dust jacket, with original price present.

$8.50

The Breaking Waves Dashed High (The Pilgrim Fathers)

By Felicia Hemans; designs by L. B. Humphrey

Boston, Massachusetts: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1883. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Good. Originally published in 1879. Duodecimo, 7 3/4" tall, unpaginated [approx. viii + 28 pages--black and white illustrated throughout] gilt top fore-edge; decorated green cloth with gilt titles on spine and cover. A good copy, relatively clean, back strip cloth starting to fray top and bottom, fore-corner tips through to boards; cloth lightly soiled; paper moderately yellowed with foxing, hinges and binding cracked but secure.This is a reading copy only.

$12.50

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman illustrated by Rockwell Kent [signed by Kent] Complete and unabgridged

By Walt Whitman; illustrated by Rockwell Kent;

New York, New York: Heritage Press / Nonesuch Press, [1936]. Limited edition. Decorative Leather. Very Good-/Very good. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Signed by Rockwell Kent on the colophon. Text reproduced from authorized 1855 edition. Includes small card broadside listing 13 Heritage titles. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xli + 527 pages, gilt titles on decorative dark green morocco leather. A very good minus, clean neat hard cover with significant rubbing to the fore-corners and most especially to the spine where the leather is showing through the color and decorations as if scrached; hinges and binding tight, paper clean and lightly yellowed. In a very good, lightly worn matching green cloth slipcase.

$150.00

Homer: The Odyssey
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Homer: The Odyssey

By Homer; translated by Robert Fagles, introduction by Bernard Knox

New York, New York: Penguin Books, 1996. Later printing. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, vi + 541 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A fine, clean, neat soft cover (apparently unread) with little shelf wear but slight color fading; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white.

$7.50

Homer: The Odyssey
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Homer: The Odyssey

By Homer; translated by Robert Fagles, introduction by Bernard Knox

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1996. Later printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good +/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, vi + 541 pages, stiff, illustrated endpapers, white cloth. A very good plus, clean, neat hard cover with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$12.50

The New York Review of Books: Volume VII, Number 3; September 8, 1966; Delmore Schwartz (Macdonald); Joyce's Letters (Ellmann); Allen Dulles and the Nazis (Alperovitz); etc.

By Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, editors; James Merrill, Dwight Macdonald, Gar Alperovitz, Richard Ellmann, Sybille Bedford, et al.

New York, New York: The New York Review of Books, 1966. First edition. Tabloid--unbound. Good. Single original issue. Folio, 15" tall, 32 pages on tabloid newsprint, unbound self-wraps A good, generally clean and neat soft cover periodical with moderate shelf wear but spine significantly chipped, paper clean, and moderately yellowed. Without subscriber label.

$9.50

The New York Review of Books: Volume VII, Number 1; July 28, 1966; The Irish (Taylor); Balzac (Pritchett); The future of anthropology (Levi-Strauss); The Second Oswald (Popkin), etc.

By Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, editors; Claude Levi-Strauss, V.S. Pritchett, A. J. P. Taylor, Ronald Steel, Denis Donoghue, John Wain, Richard H. Popkin, 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 very good minus, generally clean and neat soft cover periodical with moderate shelf wear, paper clean, and moderately yellowed with a few small chips at the cover sheet spine fold. Without subscriber label.

$19.00

Poesie (Poems). Oeuvres Completes de Victor Hugo. (Edition Definitive D'Apres Manuscrits Originaux); (16 volumes) I. Odes et Ballades; II. Les Orientales; Les Feuilles D'Automne; III. Les Chants du Creuscule; Les Voix Interieures; Les Rayons et les Ombres; IV. Les Chatiments ; V. Les Contemplations I, Autrefois 1830 - 1843 ; VI. Les Contemplations I, Aujourd'hui 1843 - 1855 ; VII. La Legende des Siecles ; VIII. Les Chansons; Des Rues et des Bois; IX. L'Annee Terrible; X. La Legende de Siecles II; XI. La Legende des Siecles III; XII. L'art d'etre Grande-Pere; XIII. Le Pape; La Pitie Supreme; Religions et Religion; L'Ane; XIV. Les Quatre Vents de L'Esprit, I. Le Livre Satirique, II. Le Livre Dramatique; XV. Les Quatre Vents de L'Esprit, III. Le Livre Lyrique, IV. Le Livre Epique; XVI. La Legende Des Siecles IV.

By Victor Marie Hugo,

Paris, France: L. Hebert: Edition Hetzel-Quantin, 1880. Early Printing. Quarter-leather--cloth over boards. Very Good -. 16 volumes, French text. complete as is, issued by Hugo's original publisher as a part of the definitive edition and published five years before the author's death. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, brown quarter leather over brown cloth, gilt spine titles and top edge. Clean, sturdy hard cover volumes over all in very good condition (mostly unread) with moderate exterior shelf wear and rubbing to leather, with varying amounts of scuffing to the leather; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with light scattered foxing, BUT several volumes were water damaged in a fire and the front or back covers of two are badly stained. I: 559 pages / 2: 440 pages. 3: 594. / 4: 468. / 5: 351 pages. / 6: 392 pages. / 7: 376 pages.(this volumes has light water staining to the top of the spine) / 8: 443 pages. / 9: 420 pages. / 10: 395 pages. / 11: 347 pages. / 12: 344 / 13: 383 pages. / 14: 335 pages. / 15: 325 pages.(the front cover this volume is badly stained) / 16: 367 pages pages. (the back cover of this volumes is badly stained AND the upper portion of the last 100 pages are lightly water stained. NOTE: due to the considerable weight of the volumes together, yhere will be extra postage required above the standard rate.

$350.00

Firehead

By Lola Ridge

New York, New York: Payson and Clarke, 1929. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Sold as a nice reading copy. Octavo, 9 1/8" tall, 218 pages , gilt titles on maroon quarter-cloth over decorative paper boards . A good+ hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear, fore-corner tips through to boards, spine cloth faded, hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. Lacking dust jacket.

$8.50

Chillling Out: Poems (signed by the author )

By Gerald Sullivan

Brooklyn, NY: Somers Rocks Press, 2000. First edition. Original Wraps. Near fine. Signed by author (first name only) with short inscription to a previous owner. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 21 pages, wire saddle stitch, stiff printed wraps. A near fine, clean, soft cover with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling (unread but on the shelf in the shop for too long); binding tight, paper white.

$4.50

The Wreath containing the Minstrel and other Favorite Poems to which is prefixed the Life of Dr. Beattie

By J. Beattie (James Beattie)

London, England: Suttaby, Evance, & Fox, 1822. Early Printing. Three-quarter leather over boards. Very good. This small volume is 32mo, 4 3/4" tall, engraved frontispiece and title page, + x + [i] + 156 pages, three-quarter leather over marbled boards. A very good copy over all with moderate shelf wear, BUT leather hinge cracking though secure, internal binding neat and solid, paper clean and moderately yellowed with a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper from 1831.

$19.00

Sonnets from the Portuguese

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904. Fourth edition. Decorative Boards. Good. "The fourth edition on van Gelder paper and limited to 925 copies." Duodecimo, 6 1/8" tall, 68 pages, laid paper, marbled endpapers, gilt fore-edges, cover three-quarter reddened morocco with gild spine titles and decorations. A good clean,'hard' cover over all with moderate shelf wear BUT both covers are loose, interior near fine, internal binding tight, paper cream white. Needs binding restoration and priced accordingly

$9.50

The Golden Treasury; selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and arranged with notes by Francis T. Palgrave (revised and enlarged; first and second series).

By Francis Turner Palgrave ;

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1908. Revised Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Originally published in 1861 and 1897. Two volumes published together. 16mo, 6 1/8" tall; gilt titles, gilt decorative calf leather; gilt fore-edges, marbled endpapers (bound by Z. A. Hinsdorf); 1: xii + 387 pages; 2: xii + 279 pages. A very good, clean, neat hard cover set over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, But leather hinges cracked at the exteriors; interior hinges and binding tight and neat, paper clean and lightly yellowed.

$19.00

The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott; with the author's introductions and notes; edited by J. Logie Robertson, M.A.; in five volumes; Volume I: First Series; Volume II: Second Series; [in five (5) volumes complete];

By Sir Walter Scott; J. Logie Robertson (editor)

London, England: Oxford University Press/Henry Frowde, 1894. First edition thus. Decorative Leather. Very good. Five nice volumes, exteriors worn, complete in decorative blue calf. 32mo, 4 1/2" tall; vol. 1: 677 pages; vol. 2: 687 pages; vol. 3: 596 pages; vol 4: 556 pages; vol. 5: 703 pages; thinpaper; gilt fore-edge; decorative gilt titles and borders; endpapers marbled--re-bound by Charles E. Lauriat, Boston. In very good, clean, neat condition over all with moderate shelf wear BUT rubbing at the spines andcorners of all volumes, chipping to the top spine edge of volumes 1,2, and 3, with volume 1 through to the boards at three corners and volume 2 rubbed at the spine bands; interiors near fine, hinges and binding tight, paper clean and light to moderately yellowed, with scuffing evidence of a small previous owner's bookplate removed from the endpapers of all volumes. Still, quite pretty.

$45.00

The Poetical Works of John Skelton: principally according to the edition of the Rev. Alexander Dyce in three volumes; Volume I; Volume II; Volume III

By John Skelton; edited by Alexander Dyce

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Co., 1856. First American edition. Decorative Leather. Very good. A handsome three volumes complete in decorative dark mottled leather with tooled edges. 16mo, 6 1/2" tall; vol. 1: cxlvii + 250 pages; vol. 2: 437 pages ; vol. 3: 453 pages; decorative 5 banded leather with leather spine labels, gilt tooled cover edges; endpapers and fore-edges marbled. In very good clean, neat condition over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, a 1/2 chip from the leather at the top of the exterior hinge of volume 1 and some light exterior soiling; hinges and binding tight, paper clean and light to moderately yellowed.

$95.00

Morceaux Choisis de Victor Hugo: Posie; Deuxieme edition

By Victor Hugo

Paris, France: Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1897. Second edition thus. Decorative Leather. Very good +. Text in French. A handsome decorative three-quarter brown morrocco over marbled boards. 16mo, 6 1/2" tall; 504 pages with gilt top fore-edge; decorative 5 banded leather with leather spine labels, gilt leather borders; gilt spine titles; endpapers marbled--bound by Hathaway. In very good plus clean, neat condition over all with light shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding tight, paper clean and light to moderately yellowed with a pervious owner's initials penned on the front fly-leaf and a small corner plate (designating correct shelving) on the front endpaper.

$95.00

Stepping Stones; Interviews with Seamus Heaney

By Seamus Heaney; Dennis O'Driscoll

New York, New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2008. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xxxiii + 522 pages, gray boards; b&w photographs. A fine, clean, neat hardcover first printing with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$12.50

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