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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

By Wilde, Oscar.

London:: Castle Press,, 1948.. First Edition.

$65.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

By Wilde, Oscar.

London:: The Unicorn Press,, 1945.. Second Printing. Fine. Fine. Slender 12 mo. (4.5 x 7.25 inches). Gold quarter cloth over ochre boards. Gilt lettered spine. Former owner's signature dated 1945 on ffl. 31 pp. A reflection on Wilde's experience within the Victorian Penal system, The Ballad of Reading Gaol was first published by Leonard Smithers in 1898 under the title C.3-3 - Wilde's cell number while at Reading Gaol. 1/4 cloth

$45.00

Jack in the Pulpit.
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Jack in the Pulpit.

By Whittier, John Greenleaf (Editor).

[New York]:: R. Worthington,, 1884.. First edition. Near Fine. Near Fine. Corners lightly tipped. Quarto (18 x 23 cm). Gold quarter cloth with chromolithographed paper over boards. [16] leaves of which 8 are chromolithographed plates, including title page. Includes one facsimile letter dated 1884 by Whittier to a Miss Sadie F. Price disclaiming authorship of the poem (Currier 150). A beautiful copy of the poem in its entirety with stanzas set amidst meadow flowers on lovely botanical plates. 1/4 cloth

$95.00

The Forsaken Garden
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The Forsaken Garden

By John Heath-Stubbs, David Wright, Editors.

London:: John Lehmann, Ltd,, 1950.. First printing. Fine. Fine in a Fine DJ. Green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Octavo. Pp 287. Number 16 of The Chiltern Library Series. An Anthology of Victorian Poetry, previously unpublished in the Oxford Book of Victorian Verse. Includes lesser known writings by The Brontes, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, the Brownings, Coleridge, the Rossettis, Swinburne, to name a few, as well as folk songs, sea shanties and street ballads. Cloth

$40.00

Apollo in the Snow: Selected Poems 1960-1987.
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Apollo in the Snow: Selected Poems 1960-1987.

By Aleksandr Kushner.

New York:: Farrar, Straus And Giroux,, 1991-01.. First Printing of the First Edition. Fine. Fine in Fine DJ. Octavo. Black cloth with gilt lettered spine. Pp. 98. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky. 60+ poems from his debut collection in 1962 to1987 translated by Paul Graves and Carol Ueland. Cloth

$30.00

The Ermine Poems 1942-1952.
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The Ermine Poems 1942-1952.

By Ruth Pitter.

London:: The Cresset Press,, 1953.. First printing. Fine. Fine in a Near Fine DJ, small closed tear repaired. Grey cloth with gilt lettered spine. 12 mo. Pp. 61. Title page device by Joan Hassell. A fine poetry collection reflecting Ruth Pitter's harmonious awareness of the spiritual in nature. Cloth

$25.00

Rhymes of a Puget Sounder.
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Rhymes of a Puget Sounder.

By Smith, Sprague O.

Seattle:: Sprague O. Smith,, 1951.. First printing. A Fine Signed copy in a slightly soiled NF DJ. Octavo (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Red boards with balck lettering. Inscribed and signed by author on ffl. Pp. 84, illustrated with b/w photographs of Seattle and environs, including Alki, Deception Pass. From the intro by Ed Adams, Head, Div. of Radio & TV, U. of WA,: 'The poems of Sprague Smith are not abstruse and mythical poems on cosmic themes. He writes of cornfields under a Nebraska moon, of the pleasures of living in the Puget Sound, of experiences and reflections common to most of us. Often he makes us chuckle.."

$45.00