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image of Poe. Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Prepared, and Edited, with a Commentary, By Louis Untermeyer; Illustrated with Lithographs By Hugo Steiner-Prag. The Heritage Sandglass Number 6G

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New York: The Heritage Press, 1943. 4to. ix.214pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover, no jacket. Clean and unmarked, blue top edge very slightly faded near headband, spine decorated in red, blue and gold. Heritage Press Sandglass Number 6G pamphlet laid in, with biographical information about thepoet and the illustrator. The editor's introduction is followed by the poems, sonnets, essays, notes and… Read more
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$18.00
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She Stoops to Conquer. Or, The Mistakes of a Night. A Comedy.

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1900
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Very Good+
Edition
First Thus
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$20.00

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New York and Boston: H.M. Caldwell Co., 1900. 178pgs. Very Good+ condition, very attractive little green cloth hardcover, bright gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Top edge of text block also gilt, sides and bottoms of pages untrimmed. Binding tight, barely discernable shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. Publisher's insignia for Oliver Goldsmith on front endpaper. [See also… Read more
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Sonnets from the Portuguese

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1900
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Very Good+
Edition
First Thus
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$20.00

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New York and Boston: H.M. Caldwell Co., 1900. 87pgs. Very Good+ condition very attractive little green cloth hardcover, bright gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Top edge of text block also gilt, sides and bottoms of pages untrimmed. Binding tight, barely discernable shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. [See also matching book for an Oliver Goldsmith from same… Read more
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Aeschylus. The Seven Plays in English Verse. Lewis Campbell.

by Aeschylus [Lewis Campbell]

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Very Good
Edition
Later Printing
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London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press xxi.278pgs. Not dated, circa 1900. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edge gilt. Attractive pocket-sized book. Clean and unmarked, Decorated endpapers, original red ribbon page marker present but detached. Frontis portrait. A preface and preparatory note to the edition of 1890 is followed by The Suppliants, The Persians,… Read more
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Dere Mable - Love Letters of a Rookie

by Streeter, E

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1918
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Printing
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$22.00

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1918. vi.62pgs.Very Good condition hardcover in a fragmented jacket, preserved as intact by a clear archival cover. Published as World War I was winding down, this portaiture, a journal of love letters which are a combination of poignant, endearing and humorous, provides a standpoint of what it was like to be a soldier stationed on… Read more
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Published
1941
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Not Dated (original Copyright 1941)
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$16.00

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New York.: The Heritage Press., 1941. 366pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, attractive decorated boards, top edge a matching blue, very faint fading to cloth on spine, clean and unmarked. Copyright permission from 1941 Limited Editions Club. Contains: A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Assignation, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Oval Portrait,… Read more
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Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Very Good+
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Not Stated
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$35.00

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New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press. 141pgs plus publisher's list. Not dated circa 1899-1910. Very attractive small green hardcover, bound in soft leather with gilt decorations to top and spine, top edge gilt. Slight fading to spine. Original red ribbon bookmarker still bound in, but flush with bottom edge. Decorated floral endpapers in gilt and green.… Read more
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Little French Masterpieces Vol I, II, III, IV, VI.

by Balzac, Flaubert, Gautier, Merimee, Maupassant

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Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1905
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$40.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Very Good condition aesthetically pleasing partial set, small red cloth hardcovers, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Top edges gilt, bindings tight. Vol. II Flaubert has rubbing to cloth of front and back covers, else minimal shelfwear. Frontis portraits with protective tissues intact. Four volumes I, II, III, IV,… Read more
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Complete Edition.

by Whittier, John Greenleaf

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Published
1884
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1884
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$30.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. xiii.543pgs. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Attractive, ompact and sound. Unmarked but for previous owner neatly penned on front enpaper. Includes a small clipping of a prayer by Frances Ripley Havergal (1876-1839) a religious poet. Pages slightly and evenly age toned. Closed tear to the middle of… Read more
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

by Campbell, Killis

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$28.00

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Cambridge Massachusets: Harvard University Press, 1933. 238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory… Read more
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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

by Smith, C. Alphonso

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Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$32.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1921. 350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III:… Read more
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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

by Rilke, Rainer Maria

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus
ISBN
9780393045536
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$32.00

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London & New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997. xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf,… Read more
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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

by Walsh, John Evangelist

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing
ISBN
9780882296838
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$28.00

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Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980. 163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources… Read more
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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

by Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1946
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
First Printing
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1946. 222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard,… Read more
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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

by Stern, Philip Van Doren

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1949
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
First Pocket Book Edition,First Printing
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$24.00

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Rockefeller Center, New York: Pocket Books Incorporated, 1949. 292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first printing of first Pocket Book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges, #586 on spine. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening… Read more
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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.

by Aristophanes

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Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$15.00

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Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company [The Living Library], 1948. 288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction.… Read more
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Der Neuen Gedichte Anderer Teil

by Rilke, Rainer Maria

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Very Good
Edition
Not Dated.
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$22.00

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New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. 121 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover in Fair jacket. Fading to spine along lower spine and edges, jacket present in fragments held acceptable intact by a clear removable archival cover.Small bookstore ticket [Aberdeen Book Company, 65-69 Fourth Ave, New York 3, New York] affixed to lower corner of front endpaper, otherwise… Read more
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image of Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

by Hazlitt, William

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1824
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
First Edition, Suppressed
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$190.00

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London: Wm. C. Hall, 1824. xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but… Read more
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

by Loos, Anita

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1926
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
Eleventh Printing April 1926
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$15.00

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New York: Boni and Liveright (Modern Library), 1926. 217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a… Read more
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Robert Frost. A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense. [The Murray Hill Biographies]

by Munson, Gorham B.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
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No Additional Printings Indicated
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$36.00

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. 135 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean, sound, unmarked with light rubbing to edges and corners. A biography of Robert Frost by the author of "Waldo Frank: A Study". Chapters: The Generations of Men, Once by the Pacific, A Boy's Will, The Road Not Taken, New Hampshire, Pan With Us,… Read more
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