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Elizabethan Minor Epics

By Donno, Elizabeth Story (editor)

New York: Columbia University Press 1967, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 352pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed and price-clipped. "With the derisive phrase 'amorous scholemaister' Stephen Gosson dismissed Ovid's claim to be praeceptor amoris. Yet Elizabethan poets' familiarity with his writings, stemming from the schoolroom, was to elicit the warmest of responses - literary imitation. This is seen in the outburst in the 1590's of a distinctive genre, the erotic verse narrative based upon a mythological episode". Book about Elizabethan Era, Erotic Verse Narrative & Ovid. Time Period 1590's. Introduction by Elizabeth Story Donno. (Poetry, Epic Poem, Love Poetry, Mythology, Poetry--European).


Tudor Poetry and Prose; Selected from Early Editions and Manuscripts

By Hebel, J William (editors) (With A. Wigfall Green, Robert Hoopes, Hoyt H. Hudson & Francis R. Johnson.)

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts 1953. (Hardcover) 1375pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt device on the front cover. A previous owner's name ion the front fixed endpaper and minor pencil markings in the text. "Tudor Poetry and Prose is the result of bringing together in a single volume the material on sixteenth-century English writers that was included in two books already published: (1) Hebel and Hudson's Poetry of the English Renaissance, first issued by F.S. Crofts and Co in 1929; and (2) Hebel, Hudson, Johnson, and Green's Prose of the English Renaissance (primarily the work of Professor Johnson), issued by Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc of 1952" - from the Preface. (Poetry, History--England, Literature, Poetry, Tudor England).


Three Middle English Religious Poems; University of Florida Monographs; Humanities; No. 12, Winter 1963 (Publisher series: University of Florida Monographs--Three Middle English Religious Poems; University of Florida Monographs.)

By Bowers, R.H.

Gainesville: University of Florida Press 1963. (stiff paper covers) 65pp. Near fine. Notes. The top edge is lightly soiled. "The Middle English texts transcribed in the following pages are preserved in apograph fair copies, apparently made by professional scribes during the early fifteenth century. There are few substantive errors....Contrary to the expensive editorial custom of the Early English Text society editors, I have silently expanded obvious abbreviations; and introduced modern capitalization and punctuation - light rather than heavy". Publisher series: University of Florida Monographs #12 Three Middle English Religious Poems). Introduction and commentary by R.H. Bowers. (Poetry, Middle English, Poetry, Religious Art).


Poetry of To-day; A Quarterly 'Extra' of the Poetry Review (1)-1930-(19)

By Poetry Review, The (Contributor W. L. Morton.)

London: Poetry Review 1930. (stiff paper covers) 96pp. Very good. Index to contributors. Edgeworn and lightly faded at the spine. "Poetry of To-day has become the one essential, distinctive, independent new verse maagazine, without an equal in the English speaking world, and should be found in all college and school libraries and wherever English poetry is read and appreciated. These quarterly 'extras' of from 96 to 128 pp. Well produced, dignified numbers, are published solely in the interests of new poetry and as a co-operative effort in introducing good work" - from the inside front cover. Time Period 1930's. Contributors include W. L. Morton. Published for The Poetry Review. (Poetry, Poetry).


Poems for Upper School; 1956-57

By Dunn, Charles W.

Toronto: MacMillan Company of Canada Limited 1956. (Staplebound) 50pp. Very good plus. Gloss, notes. There are minor pencil markings in the text. Book about Geoffrey Chaucer & E.J. Pratt. Time Period 1956-57. (Poetry, Canterbury Tales, Education--Canada, Poetry, Study Guides).


Hardy's Love Poems
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Hardy's Love Poems

By Hardy, Thomas (Edited with introduction and notes by Carl J. Weber.)

London: MacMillan & Co 1963. (Hardcover) 253pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography, indices. The dust jacket is faded on the spine and price-clipped. "Fifty years ago Thomas hardy told A. C. Benson, President of Magdalene College, Cambridge, that he had been writing 'some poems about my wife' but was uncertain whether he ought to publish them. He finally decided on publication, and the world has been unanimous in applauding that decision". Edited with introduction and notes by Carl J. Weber. (Poetry, Love Poetry, Poetry).


A Jewelled Screen (Publisher series: Life & Colour Series--A Jewelled Screen; Life & Colour Series.)
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A Jewelled Screen (Publisher series: Life & Colour Series--A Jewelled Screen; Life & Colour Series.)

By Hamilton, Ann

London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1925, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 39pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. There is a 1-1 / 4-inch closed tear to the top of the dust jacket at the spine and there is a discreet previous bookseller's ink stamp to the bottom edge of the front fixed endpaper. Publisher series: Life and Colour Series #21 A Jewelled Screen). (Poetry, Poetry).


New Collected Poems; Marianne Moore
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New Collected Poems; Marianne Moore

By Moore, Marianne (Edited by Heather Cass White.)

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0-374-221041 [978-0-374-221041] 2017, 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 453pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Abbreviations, illustrations, notes, appendices, index. "At long last, the landmark achievement of Marianne Moore, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, is presented entire, in a fully annotated and comprehensive edition - a task that has proved difficult. Until now, there has been no good vantage point from which to see the body of her remarkable work as a whole. New Collected Poems affirms Moore's central presence in the pantheon of American letters". Edited by Heather Cass White. (Poetry, Poetry, Women Writers).


In Someone's Shadow

By McKuen, Rod (Photography by Ellen Blume.)

New York: Cheval Books 394-40365-7 [394-40365-7] 1975, 12th printing. (Hardcover) 107pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. There is a tiny closed tear to the top edge of the front panel of the dust jacket and price-clipped. "In Someone's Shadow is, quite simply, one of the most direct, touching and beautiful collections of love poems by an American poet. In diary form it chronicles aloneness, the coming of love, the duration of an affair and the leave-taking". Photography by Ellen Blume. Jacket design by R. Scudellari. (Poetry, Poetry).


The Lyric Potential; Arrangements and Techniques in Poetry (Publisher series: The Fountainhead Series.)

By Miller, James E., Jr.

Glenview: Scott, Foresman and Company [0-673-03417-8] 1974. (Trade paperback) 408pp. Very good plus. Diagrams, notes, index. There is a previous owner's name in ink on the half title page. Publisher series: The Fountainhead Series. (Poetry, Literature, Poetics, Poetry, Textbook).


La Gerusalemme Liberata Di Torquato Tasso Con Rami (Two Volumes Bound in One)

By Tasso, Torquato

Firenze: Gaetano Ducci 1828. (Hardcover) 251, 260pp. Good to very good, no dust jacket. Textured green boards over green leather spine. Edges speckled green, portrait frontispiece, includes a biography of the author. The covers are worn. Text in Italian Language. (Poetry, Poetry).


A History of Old English Meter
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A History of Old English Meter

By Fulk, R. D.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press [0-8122-3157-0] 1992. (Hardcover) 466pp. Fine, no dust jacket. Abbreviations, notes, appendices, index. "The recent early death of Ashley Crandell Amos is a source of profound regret for Anglo-Saxonists of all interests, but particularly metrists and philologists. Her work on the dating of Old English literature is more ambitious and of wider scope than any similar project conceived by Eduard Sievers and his contemporaries, and its effect on the study of Old English verse has been profound". (Poetry, Literature, Meter, Old English, Poetics, Poetry, Verse).


The Duino Elegies

By Rilke, Rainer Maria (Illustrations by Harry Behn.)

Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press 1957. (Hardcover) np. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations, the dust jacket is lightly toned and edgeworn. "When a young primitive approaches maturity he goes into a wilderness to meditate on happiness, suffering, and the improbable finality of death. The elusive meaning of heroism concerns him; the tyranny of hungers; the importance of things, of spirit guardians; the difference between animals and humans; the power of symbols and song" - from A Note on Elusiveness by Harry Behn. Illustrations by Harry Behn. Translated by Harry Behn. (Poetry, Poetry).


Of Diverse Things (Publisher series: Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books.)

By Bayer, Mary Elizabeth

Toronto: Ryerson Press 1957. (Stiff cardboard) 12pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. The spine is lightly worn. "Mary Elizabeth Bayer, of Winnipeg, has broadcast on a bi-weekly television programme, and written a weekly column in the Winnipeg Free Press. Many of her poems have been published, and others read over CBWT" - from the acknowledgment. Publisher series: Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books 173. Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Poetry--Canada, Poetry--Canada).


Poetic Pilgrimage; An Essay in Education

By Diltz, B. C.

Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company 1942. (Hardcover) 275pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Signed with an inscription by the author. Bibliography. The top corners are lightly bumped and there is a previous owner's blindstamp on the title page. "Poetic Pilgrimage aims to build a synthesis of life and literature, of living and reading, and to make the whole process of education in literature constructive, creative, and qualitative". (Poetry, Education, Literary Criticism, Literature, Poetics, Poetry, Reading).


The Dawn in Britain

By Doughty, Charles M.

London: Jonathan Cape 1943, numbered copies from a limited edition of 500. (4to) 692pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and small gilt device. Top edge stained blue, index, glossary. The bottom corners are lightly bumped and there is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front free endpaper. "Charles Montagu Doughty was born on August 19th, 1843. To mark the centenary of his birth, this re-presentation of his epic poem, the Dawn in Britain, in an exact reprint of the original text, is the most fitting tribute to his genius. It was first published in 1906-7 in six volumes, which were reviewed as they came out, two by two". Book about British Poetry. Introduction by Ruth M. Robbins. (Poetry, Epic Poem, Poetry).


The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman

By Housman, A.E.

London: Jonathan Cape 1939, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 256pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Index. The dust jacket is chipped and edgeworn with an inch-long closed tear at the top of the spine and two inch-long closed tears to the front panel that have been tape repaired from the inside, and there is a previous owner's book plate on the front free endpaper. "This is both the first and the definitive edition of A. E. Housman's collected poetry. It contains the whole of A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, and the verses which were printed in A. E. H., Mr. Laurence Housman's memoir of his brother. There are also a number of poems which have not previously appeared in volume form, and the collection is rounded off with three chorus translations from the Greek, which originally appeared in Odes from the Greek Dramatists, edited by A. W. Pollard". (Poetry, Poetry, War Poetry).


The Net and the Sword

By Le Pan, Douglas

London: Chatto & Windus 1953. (Hardcover) 56pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. The dust jacket is edgeworn and has a 5-inch closed tear along the spine. "This gifted Canadian poet now gives us work on a somewhat more ambitious scale. His new volume contains several long poems, and is in general based upon his experience as a soldier during the Italian campaign. Here are the emotions of war recollected in tranquillity, its agonies and ardours seen in perspective, its broken images pieced together into a serious, eloquent, imaginative poetry which stirs the heart and satisfies the mind". (Poetry--Canada, Canadian Literature, Poetry, War Poetry).


Thunder in the North

By Barker, Creighton

The Bull's Head Press 1932. (Hardcover) np. Very good, no dust jacket. Illustrations. The corners are bumped and lettering on the title label on the front cover has faded. Book about Civil War. (Poetry, Poetry, War Poetry).


War Blasts and Other Poems

By Restalrig (Pseudonym of J.B. Symons)

Leith Printing and Publishing Co. 1915. (Hardcover) 100pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Signed with an inscription by the author. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Frontispiece. Lightly worn covers and a crack in the text block at p.16. Pseudonym of J.B. Symons. (Poetry, War Poetry, World War 1).


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