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Samhain: An Occasional Review

Samhain: An Occasional Review

by Yeats, W. B. (William Butler) [Editor]

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Paperback
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Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker and T. Fisher Unwin, 1901 - 1908 7 volumes. Volumes 3 - 7 illustrated with frontispieces. Publisher's brown wrappers, printed in black. Near fine set, with some small closed tears and creasing to edges of wrappers, light chipping to spine ends of Vol. 1, "The City College" bookplate to insides of front wrappers, and uncut… Read more about this item
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Poem

Poem

by Bishop, Elizabeth

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1st Edition
Published
1973
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Hardcover
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New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1973 Limited first edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Bishop (an additional 26 copies lettered A-Z, not for sale, were printed), this being number 28. Original string-tied marbled wrappers, with white label to front wrapper, printed in black. Fine. Overall, a charming and scarce publication. Bishop's "Poem" was first published in… Read more about this item
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A Masque of Reason
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A Masque of Reason

by Frost, Robert

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Published
1945
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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945 First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Frost on front free endpaper, with a holograph of his poem, "Bravado": "Bravado / Have I not walked without an upward look / Of caution under stars that very well / Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? / It was a… Read more about this item
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Tulips and Chimneys

Tulips and Chimneys

by Cummings, E. E. [Putnam, Samuel]

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First Edition
Published
1923
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Hardcover
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New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923 First edition, first printing. Publisher's three-quarter brown paper-covered boards, buckram spine, and label to spine printed in black. Very good, with light toning to spine, a touch of staining to spine label, a touch of rubbing to spine ends, bottom right corner of front board worn to boards, heavy offsetting to endpapers, critic and translator… Read more about this item
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The Lewis Carroll Picture Book; A Selection from the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Lewis Carroll, Together with Reprints from Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book; A Selection from the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Lewis Carroll, Together with Reprints from Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

by [Carroll, Lewis]; Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson.

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First Edition
Published
1899
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Hardcover
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, with Gryphon and White Rabbit to front board in gilt. Near fine, with light toning to spine, light rubbing to spine ends, a couple of gentle bumps to board edges, mild offsetting to endpapers, a bit of… Read more about this item
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Les Oeuvres Galantes et Amoureuses D'Ovid
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Les Oeuvres Galantes et Amoureuses D'Ovid

by [Hawthorne, Nathaniel]; [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth].

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Published
1786
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Hardcover
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London: [s.n.], 1786 Two volumes. Both volumes inscribed by Hawthorne to Longfellow on front flyleaves: "Nath. Hawthorne / to / H. W. Longfellow / 1841" (Vol. I) and "H. W. Longfellow / from / Nath. Hawthorne / 1841" (Vol. II). Both volumes additionally inscribed on front flyleaves by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana, the grandson of both Longfellow and Richard Henry… Read more about this item
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The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems

The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems

by Millay, Edna St. Vincent

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Published
1923
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Hardcover
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New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1923 First edition, second printing, with L-X code (December 1923) to copyright page, and publisher's name to foot of spine. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Millay on front free endpaper: "For / Marjorie Rush / Very sincerely, / Edna St. Vincent Millay [underlined] / Rochester / Feb. 14 / 1924." Publisher's black… Read more about this item
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Renascence and Other Poems

Renascence and Other Poems

by Millay, Edna St. Vincent

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First Edition
Published
1917
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Hardcover
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New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1917 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Millay on the front endpaper: "For Efrem Zimbalist / With his own bad pen, / Edna St. Vincent Millay." Publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pages watermarked "AGM Glaslan"; in glassine wrapper. About fine copy, with a touch of rubbing to gilt at foot of… Read more about this item
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Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in IV Books. To Which is Added Samson Agonistes
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Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in IV Books. To Which is Added Samson Agonistes

by Milton, John

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First Edition
Published
1671
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Hardcover
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London: Printed by J. M. for John Starkey at the Mitre in Fleetstreet, near Temple-Bar, 1671 First edition, second issue, with "loah" corrected to "loth" on p. 67 of Paradise Regain'd; complete with licensing and errata leaves. Bound in contemporary brown calf, with five raised bands to spine, boards and spine ruled in blind. Very good, with some wear and… Read more about this item
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A Witness Tree

A Witness Tree

by Frost, Robert

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Used - Near Fine
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Edition
1st Edition
Published
1942
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Hardcover
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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Frost to Roberta and Gordon Chalmers on the front free endpaper: "For Roberta and Gordon / From Frost / 1942." Publisher's coarse blue cloth, with front board and spine stamped in gilt; in its original pictorial dust jacket, with tree illustration by Alan Haemer to… Read more about this item
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

by Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns).

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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1939
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Hardcover
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London: Faber and Faber, 1939 First edition, first printing. Publisher's yellow cloth, with an illustration of two men in roller skates to the front board in red, spine lettered in red; in the original yellow pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of a man and a line of dancing cats climbing up a ladder to the front panel, illustration of… Read more about this item
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The Works of Alfred Tennyson

The Works of Alfred Tennyson

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord

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Published
1883
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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1883 Illustrated with frontispiece of Tennyson, engraved by William Henry Mote. Later edition. Finely bound in three-quarter red morocco and cloth boards, spine and corners double ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, spine ruled, decorated, and lettered in gilt, blue marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt. Very good, with some soiling to… Read more about this item
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Buying Time: An Anthology Celebrating 20 Years of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts
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Buying Time: An Anthology Celebrating 20 Years of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts

by [Ellison, Ralph]; [Wright, Charles]; Walker, Scott [Editor]

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First Edition
Published
1985
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Hardcover
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Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1985 Introduction by Ralph Ellison. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ellison on the title page: "For Harold F. Mays / That admirable book-sleuth with / pleasure / Sincerely / Ralph Ellison." Additionally signed by Charles Wright on p. 310. Publisher's green cloth-backed black boards stamped in gilt, black endpapers; original black dust jacket… Read more about this item
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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

by Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, Charles)

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First Edition
Published
1876
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Hardcover
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1876 Illustrated by Henry Holiday. First edition, first printing, with "baker" on p. 83 and a single leaf of publisher's advertisements. Publisher's decorative light tan boards with illustrations by Holiday in black, lettered in black, all edges gilt, black endpapers. Near fine, with a touch of soiling to front board, moderate toning to spine, a touch… Read more about this item
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Wilson's Christmas Pamphlets.

Wilson's Christmas Pamphlets.

by Wilson, Edmund

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First Edition
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Three first editions in wrappers. Including: Wilson's Christmas Stocking 1953. Near fine with a touch of soiling and a few spots to wrappers. Wilson's Christmas Delirium 1955. About very good, with light toning to wrapper, and a lengthwise split to spine of wrapper (still attached at 1" of spine head.) Holiday Greetings from Edmund Wilson 1966. Fine. … Read more about this item
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Wilson's Christmas Pamphlets.

Wilson's Christmas Pamphlets.

by Wilson, Edmund

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Three first editions in wrappers. Including: Wilson's Christmas Stocking 1953. Near fine with a small tape remnant to front cover, spot to rear cover, and light toning to spine. Wilson's Christmas Delirium 1955. Fine. Holiday Greetings from Edmund Wilson 1966. Fine. Featuring Wilson's whimsical and satiric humor, in the form of holiday greetings and poems sent… Read more about this item
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Paradise Lost; Paradise Regain'd

Paradise Lost; Paradise Regain'd

by Milton, John

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Published
1758
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London: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1758 Two volumes. First Baskerville edition. Bound in full brown calf with gilt borders with designs in four corners to boards, gilt designs to edges, spines with five raised bands and designs in gilt to each compartment, black labels with titles in gilt to spines, brown topstains and speckled edges,… Read more about this item
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The Winding Stair
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The Winding Stair

by Yeats, William Butler

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Published
1929
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New York: The Fountain Press; London: Chatto & Windus, 1929 First edition, first printing. One of 600 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title. Publisher's dark blue cloth, with gold spiral patterns stamped in gilt to the boards, spine lettered in gilt with two red morocco labels, top edge gilt, fore-edges and bottom edges uncut, purple endpapers flecked… Read more about this item
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A Vision: An Explanation of Life Founded upon the Writings of Giraldus and upon Certain Doctrines Attributed to Kusta Ben Luka.
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A Vision: An Explanation of Life Founded upon the Writings of Giraldus and upon Certain Doctrines Attributed to Kusta Ben Luka.

by Yeats, William Butler

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Published
1925
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London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1925 With frontispiece by Giraldus, and with two woodcut designs of The Great Wheel and a unicorn by Edmund Dulac. One of 600 copies, numbered and signed by Yeats, this being number 596. Publisher's pale blue paper boards with parchment half-binding with white paper label, pale blue endpapers matching binding, all edges untrimmed; pale blue… Read more about this item
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Actes et paroles. 1870-1871-1872
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Actes et paroles. 1870-1871-1872

by Hugo, Victor

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First Edition
Published
1872
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Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1872 First edition. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Hugo on the half-title to close friend and fellow writer, Ernest d'Hervilly: A mon cher et charmant/ poëte d'Hervilly / Victor Hugo." Finely bound in three-quarter blue crushed morocco over black and blue marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, four raised bands, speckled edges, gray marbled endpapers,… Read more about this item
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