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It's a Boy's World

by Derleth, August

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$225.00

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Sauk City, Wisconsin: Stanton and Lee, 1948. 107pp. Grey pictorial boards. Spine very slightly faded, endpapers age-darkened, book is clean and sound. Unclipped dust jacket is torn along folds, darkened and chipped, but is overall complete. A comics-like pencil sketch by Dwiggins INSCRIBED AND SIGNED "Dwig" on front pastedown. Text is profusely illustrated throughout… Read more
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$225.00
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Ethic Amusements

by Bellamy, Daniel The Elder

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1770
Condition
Fair
Item Price
$150.00

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London: D. Bellamy, 1770. Green calf, gilt borders, 5 raised bands, gilt bordered spine panels and gilt lettering, al edges gilt, gilt tooling to interior edges, numerous vignette engraviings throughout. Front board is detached but present, wear to edges and spine, contents lightly age-toned, some light spotting to a few margins, slight waviness to text. Text block… Read more
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The Sailor Who Has Sailed

by Low, Benjamin R.C.

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$60.00

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New York: John Lane Company, 1911. 171pp. Brown paper covered boards, cloth spine, paper spine label. Light edgewear, interior is clean. Front free endpaper is inscribed and signed by L.R. Low, and laid-in is a letter written and signed by the author as Ben Low, with envelope postmarked November 29, 1911.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard… Read more
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$60.00
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Useful and Instructive Poetry

by Carroll, Lewis

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1954
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing
Item Price
$25.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1954. 45pp. Tan paper covered boards. Age-toning to cover, unworn, contents clean. Dust jacket is clipped, but curiously original price ($2.50) still shows, darkened along spine and folds. Authhor's first book written at age 13, a remarkable work.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Lewis Carroll. 12mo - over… Read more
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The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

by Burton, Sir Richard

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1931
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$35.00

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. 129pp. Black cloth, silver border surrounding paste-on illustration, silver spine lettering. Corners lightly rubbed, slight scuff to silver border, contents lightly age-darkened, former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Wnderful illustrations by Pogany.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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The Correspondence of Walt Whitman - 1842-1885. (Volumes 1, 2 and 3.)

by Miller, Edwin Haviland

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: New York University Press, 1961. 394, 387 and 473pp. Red and gre cloth. All 3 volumes are in very good condition, Only Volume III has a dust jacket. Jacket is in good condition, spine is darkened and it has a small chip at head of spine. Volume I and II were published in… Read more
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Sonnets in Amaranth

by Lush, S. Beryl

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1935
Condition
As New
Item Price
$20.00

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Brooklyn, NY: The Parnassus Press, 1935. 72pp. Green velveteen cover string tied, inscribed, signed and dated August 1, 1936, plaid slipcase. This copy is No. 289 of 289 copies printed on rag paper, and SIGNED by the author. Margins of 3 leaves are damp-stained. Slipcase is worn and missing rear endpiece. . Signed by Author. Soft… Read more
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The Poem "Waiting"

by Burroughs, John (Clara Barrus, Editor)

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1927
Condition
Good
Item Price
$15.00

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Roxbury-in-the-Catskills: Dr. Clara Barrus, 1927. 26pp. Paper wraps. Inscribed and signed by Clara Barrus on front free endpaper. Cover is chipped, soiled and separated from contents, contents are clean. Supplementary notes written by Clara Barrus.. Signed By Editor. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Home Ballads and Poems

by Whittier, John Greenleaf

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$20.00

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. 206 + 16pp book list. Brown embossed boards, gilt spine lettering. Spine ends lightly chipped, light corner wear, contents age-toned, bookstore label and library stamp on free endpapers, binding is tight. Overall a nicely preserved book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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American Poetry Journal - December 1933

by Frost, Frances (Editor)

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Item Price
$15.00

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Flushing, NY: Leonard Twinem, 1933. 36pp. Orange stapled wraps. Light cover soil and waterstain along spine, contents toned but clean, bit of staple rust. Contributors include Marie Gilchrist, Harold Vinal, Earl Daniels, Robert O. Erisman, Anne Zuker and Edward J. Fitzgerald and others.. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Recitations, Epics, Epistles, Lyrics and Poems, Humorous and Pathetic.

by Fennell, Patrick (Shandy Maguire)

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1886
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$20.00

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Oswego, NY: B.J. Oliphant, 1886. 411pp. Brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Extremities lightly rubbed, contents age-toned, front inner hinge cracked, binding holding. Clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Cherry Cheeks and Roses

by Numerous

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1890
Condition
Good
Item Price
$35.00

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New York and London: Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton & Co., 1890. 32pp unoaginated. Pictorial boards, green cloth spine. Light wear, one inch wide stain to foredge, cracking to front endpapers. Contents are clean and mildly age-toned, endapers more heavily age-toned, but all text and illustrations are bright and clear, former owner's named stamped on front endpaper. … Read more
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China A to Z

by Hahn, Emily

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1946
Condition
Good
Item Price
$85.00

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New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1946. 28pp unpaginatred. Pictorial boards. Very light wear to covers, contents are clean. A poetic narrative with illustrations throughout by Howard Baer. Not a first, but an early and very well-preserved example of this title. . Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Howard Baer. Oblong 4to.
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$85.00
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Songs From the Hills

by Colllins, Franklin

Seller
Old Bookshelf
Published
1934
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1934. 44pp. Green cloth, gilt lettering. Spine and edges faded, text is toned, tape residue on rear endpaper. Book is inscribed and SIGNED by the author (dated 12/19/34) on front free endpaper, and laid-in is a typed letter also SIGNED by Collins, plus a handwritten, unsigned letter written to the author. … Read more
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Lyrics, Idyls, and Romances from the Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning

by Browning, Robert

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1887
Condition
Good
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$20.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1887. 187pp. Green and white cloth, gilt spine lettering, ilt. Corners lightly rubbed, spine darkened, light soil to boards, contents clean, binding sound. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Horace E. Scudder on title page. Inscription reads: "Chosen and ordered by Horace E. Scudder." Scudder was a writer and also the… Read more
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Poems, 1924-1933

by MacLeish, Archibald

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. 304pp. Tan cloth. Book is clean and sound, endpapers tanned, contents mildly age-toned. Unclipped dust jacket is tanned along spine and folds, chipped along edges, but overall complete.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Works of Ben Jonson, With a Biographical Memoir

by Gifford, William

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$55.00

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Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Kee And Company, 1860. 944pp. Blind stamped boards, gilt lettering to spine and cover, five raised bands, stamped leaf design to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard. Wear and scuffing to edges, contents mildly age-toned, clean and unmarked, hinges tight, cracking to front endpaper gutter, binding is tight and sound,… Read more
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What a Woman Can Do : Or Her Position in the Business and Literary World

by Rayne, M.L.

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1893
Condition
Good
Item Price
$18.00

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1883, 1893. 528, 24pp. Red pictorial cloth. Light wear and slight fading to cover, contents mildly age-toned and a very occasional smudge in margins, binding is sound. Addendum of 24 pages contains the poem "Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight" by Rosa Hartwick Thorne, illustrated.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

by Catullus, Caius Valerius; Burton, Richard F.; and Smithers, Leonard C.

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1928
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
$50.00

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New York: Privately Printed, 1928. 313pp. Brown paper over boards, black leather spine label gilt lettered, a Limited Edition of 750 copies of which this is #726, 8 full page plates. Covers are clean, spine darkened, contents are clean and sound some pages still unopened. . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over… Read more
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An Immoral Anthology

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Old Bookshelf
Published
1933
Condition
Fair
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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At the Sign of the Blue-Behinded Ape, 1933. 130pp. One of 290 copies printed at The Walpole Printing Office. Pink boards, paper spine label. Covers stained, spine darkened, text is bright and clean, binding is tight, endpapers slightly darkened. Slipcase is heavily soiled but sound and sturdy. An anthology of erotic poetry with illustrations.. Limited Edition.… Read more
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$75.00