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Homely Verse by a Homely Man who is also Human.

By C.M. (General) Jackson of the S.F. Bulletin.

San Francisco, CA Frank S. Thayer, Publisher, 1924. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to extremities; the saddle-stitched wraps are perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the very mildest wear and sparse, unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean for its age. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.5 x 4.5 x 0.1 inches). 50 pages. Illustrated with green designs and headings in the text. Dedicated to the publisher, presumably of the San Francisco Bulletin, Frank S. Thayer. Language: English. Weigh: 2 ounces. Paperback: Saddle-stitched Wraps. A humorous collection of verses by the famed "General Jackson" of the San Francisco Bulletin; includes parodies in the style of various poets (including Will Carleton, Amy Lowell, et al) but mostly in the mode of Edgar A. Guest.

$19.60

The Certain Hour (Dizain des Poetes).

By James Branch Cabell.

New York, NY Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1916). First published in 1909. Good+: shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbin to the panels; dust darkening to the fore-edge and bottom edge and the top edge is deeply dust-darkened; former owner's gift inscription at the front free endpaper; the backstrip is heavily dusted to the point that the titles thereon a difficult to decipher. The binding leans ever so slightly, but remains secure; the text clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia in the text. A solid reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and numerous cosmetic flaws. Sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.85 x 5.3 x 0.85 inches). 253 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14 ounces. Reprint Edition (1916). First published in 1909. Hardback: Lacks DJ. James Branch Cabell (1879 –1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when his works were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare." Cabell's works are ironic and satirical. H. L. Mencken characterized him as "really the most acidulous of all the anti-romantics. His gaudy heroes ... chase dragons precisely as stockbrockers play golf."

$14.70

The Complete Poems.

By Andrew Marvell.

New York, NY St. Martin's Press, 1974. Hardcover First Edition USA (1974), so stated. First Edition USA (1974), so stated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only minor indications of very light use; just a hint of wear to the extremities; a one-inch split at the top of the front hinge has been carefully tape-repaired from verso, but several faint creases stemming from it remain; else flawless; the price has not been clipped. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches). 314 pages. Edited by Elizabeth Story Donno. Language: English. Weight: 17 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

Voice of the Arrowhead: Anthology of Poems About the Minnesota Arrowhead Country and Its People.

By Arrowhead Chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets.

Arrowhead Chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, 1948. Hardcover First Edition (1948), unstated. No previous editions or subsequent printings noted. PENCIL CHECK MARKS AND MARGIN LINES in the text. Else, Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: shows a former owner's name and place at the front free endpaper; else the text block is very slightly cocked, though the boards are square. The binding remains perfectly secure. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains - at least in overall appearance - close to 'As New'. The DJ shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and very faint soiling to the open-weave of the paper; unclipped. Attractive and intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches). 112 pages. Foreward by Margaret Culkin Banning. Eight pages of vintage duotone photographs of Minnesota scenes. Language: English. Weight: 11.6 ounces. First Edition (1948), unstated. No previous editions or subsequent printings noted. Hardback with DJ. The Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota is quite rugged and dotted with thousands of lakes surrounded by boreal forest, and is home to Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the Superior Hiking Trail, which lie amidst the Superior National Forest. Also located in the Arrowhead is Minnesota's only mountain range, the Sawtooth Mountains. The poets here celebrate these natural wonders as well many other themes.

$9.41

A Satire of the Three Estates: A Play Adapted by Matthew McDiarmid from the Acting Text Made by Robert Kemp for Tyrone Guthrie's Production at the Edinburgh Festival 1948 with Music by Cedric Thorpe-Davie.

By Sir David Lindsay.

London, UK Heinemann Educational , 1967. Hardcover First Edition (1967); Second Printing (1970). Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just hint of wear to the extremities; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; the price has been clipped. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 x 0.55 inches). 171 pages. Introduction and Notes by Matthew McDiarmid, who has reared some scenes from the original, and has kept closely to Lindsay's exact words. Glossarial, literary, and historical notes face each page of text, and the editor also contributes a detailed introduction dealing with the author and the text, and giving a commentary on the play's themes and characters. Language: English (Scots). Weight: 9 ounces. First Edition (1967); Second Printing (1970). Hardback with DJ.

$10.00

Poems.

By John Donne.

Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library, 1982. Hardcover First Edition Thus (1982); based upon the Oxford University Press edition of 1933. Very Good: shows just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; some rubbing to the upper outside edge of the rear panel; the binding is slightly cocked and leans slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and several minor flaws. Remains a sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.85 x 6 x 1.25 inches). 431 pages. Edited by Sir Herbert Grierson. Red gilt-decorated cloth over boards with embossed design at the front panel and dark red leather backstrip with four raised bands and gilt titles. All Edges Gilt. . Sewn-in Red Satin ribbon marker. Classic marbled end papers. Illustrated with 16th and 17th century engravings. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 12.3 ounces. First Edition Thus (1982); based upon the Oxford University Press edition of 1933. Quarter-Leather and Gilt-Decorated Cloth Binding.

$24.50

Daystar: Poems.

By Lucye Walker.

Hicksville, NY Exposition Press, 1978. Hardcover First Edition (1978), so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1978), so stated. Very Good+: shows the very lightest wear to the extremities and several small, faint smudges to the front panel. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates (there is a date - in 1991 - in ink above the author's dedication and it is not clear whether the date was written by the author or the owner or someone else), addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean - but not quite perfect. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.6 x 0.35 inches). 46 pages. Mint green boards. Language: English. Weight: 6.6 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$29.40

Song Tree.

By Ruth Le Prade.

Santa Barbara, CA J.F. Rowny Press, 1943. Hardcover First Edition (1943), unstated. Tipped-In Frontispiece Photograph has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1943), unstated. Very Near Fine in Good+ DJ: The Book shows just the barest hint of shelf-soiling along the bottom edge; the binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only a hint of wear and another unobtrusive flaw. Bright and Clean. Most pages remain uncut. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows indications of moderate use: dampstaining to the top edge of the front panel; several short, ,closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel and some short tears and chips to the bottom edge of same; the author's attractive address label affixed to the lower front flap, covering the original publisher's name and address; unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches). viii, 78 pages. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$29.40

Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume One.

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

New York, NY James Miller, 1869. Leather Bound Good+: Shows moderate use: moderate wear to the extremities; considerable rubbing to the panels; the binding is square and remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing some wear and a couple of minor flaws. A remarkably attractive little volume. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 32mo. (5.6 x 3.75 x 1 inches). 384 pages. Frontispiece engraved portrait of the author with tissue guard intact. "From the last London edition, corrected by the author". All Edges Marbled. Quarter Leather with Leather Tips on marbled boards. Marbled Endpapers. Gilt titles on black bands at the backstrip, which also shows gilt filligrees. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. Volume One only of a three volume set. Hardback: Quarter Leather/Marbled Boards.

$19.60

Tudor Verse Satire.

By K. W. Gransden, (Editor).

London, UK University of London: The Athlone Press, 1970. Paperback First Edition (1970), unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: shows mild rubbing to the panels; a price sticker at the upper corner of the front endpaper. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.5 inches). viii, 182 pages. Language: English. Weight: 7.4 ounces. Athlone Renaissance Library. First Edition (1970), unstated. Trade Paperback.

$21.76

Poem of the Cid: A Modern Translation.
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Poem of the Cid: A Modern Translation.

By Paul Blackburn, (Translator).

Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. Paperback First Edition Thus (1998); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1998); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: the binding is ever so slightly cocked off square; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a single, very minor flaw. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.45 x 5.35 x 0.6 inches). xvi, 174 pages. Edited with a Foreward by George Economou. Introduction by Luis Cortest. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. University Press Paperback.

$29.40

The Rubaiyyat of Baba Tahir Oryan of Hamadan (Bilingual Persian - English Edition).

By Mehdi Nakosteen, (Translator).

Boulder, CO University of Colorado Press, 1967. Hardcover First Edition (1967), unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY TRANSLATOR. First Edition (1967), unstated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: The Book shows two pages creased near the upper corner; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. First Edition UK (1990), so stated. The DJ shows light soiling and toning to the cream background field of the panels and backstrip; mild rubbing and a few scuff marks; unclipped. Remains shows some flaws, but little overt wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. (9.8 x 10 x 0.65 inches). 54 pages. Language: Persian and English. Weight: 1 pound, 8 ounces. Hardback with DJ. All Persian calligraphy in this book is in Nakosteen's handwriting. "These selections from Oryan's Rubaiyyat are rendered by Professor Nakosteen in a literary rather than literal spirit, more liberally concerned with the poet's basic thoughts or sentiments than a word-by-word translation. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY TRANSLATOR.

$44.10

The Late Augustans: Longer Poems of the Later Eighteenth Century.

By Donald Davie, (Editor).

New York, NY Macmillan Company, 1958. Hardcover First Edition USA [1958], so stated. First Edition USA [1958], so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use: The Book shows just a hint of foxing to the top edge of the text block, which is also slightly dusted; outside edges of the text pages a re somewhat darkened; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows just the barest hint of rubbing and soiling; the price unclipped; mylar-protected. Near perfect: a handsome copy: very close to 'As New'. 12mo. (7.5 x 5.1 x 0.75 inches). xxxiii, 130 pages. Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie. Weight: 8.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Poems by William Shenstone, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, ChristopherSmart, Oliver Goldsmith, John Langhorne, more b/w frontispiece.

$19.60

Something Rich and Strange.

By Lois B. Henley.

Culver City, CA Peace Press, 1982. Paperback First Edition Thus, Second Printing [1982]. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use, but also shows some fairly heavy foxing to the outside edges of the panels: else only very light wear to the extremities; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The foxing is a serious flaw, but otherwise remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.45 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches). 62 pages. Weight: 4 ounces. First Edition Thus, Second Printing [1982]. Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$5.88

Theocritus, Bion and Moschus.

By Andrew Lang, M.A. (Translator).

London, UK Macmillan and Company, 1889. Hardcover Second Edition [1889]; Fourteenth Printing [1928]. Sparse, scattered UNDERLINING IN INK. Else, Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing toi the blue cloth over boards; former owner's information at the upper corner of the front free endpaper; the top edge is a mite dusted. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Though marred by the underlining, this loverly little volume remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor wear: a clean, sturdy, and quite presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 32mo. xlii, 210 pages. English Prose Rendering with an Introductory Essay by the Translator. Gilt medallion pan design at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Golden Treasury Series. Second Edition [1889]; Fourteenth Printing [1928]. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$24.50

Selected Poems of Du Fu (Bilingual Chinese - English Edition).

By Du Fu.

Sichuan People's Publishing House. Mass Market Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: just a hint of spine lean; the backstrip is sunned to the point that the titles thereon are legible only with difficulty; else only the mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 191 pages, with a four-page slick-paper section of illustrations. Translated by Li Weijian. Revised by Weng Xianliang. French Wraps: Paperback.

$7.64

Man Does, Woman Is: A New Collection of Poems.

By Robert Graves.

Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, 1964. Hardcover First Edition USA [1964], later printing [1965]. Very Good+ in Very Good- DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the upper extremities; a little heavier to the lower; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows considerable wear to the extremities; a small hole at the middle of the outside edge of the front panel; moderate rubbing; the price has not been clipped. No longer 'As New', but remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minimal wear in a moderately worn, but still intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 74 pages. Hardback with DJ.

$8.82

English Seventeenth-Century Verse, Volume II.

By Richard Standish Sylvester (Editor).

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Co, 1974. Paperback First Edition Thus [1974]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1974]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; a touch of shelf-soiling at the bottom edge; else flawless. The binding id square and secure; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 684pp. Introduction and Notes by Richard Standish Sylvester . Compiled by Louis Lohr Martz. The Norton Library Seventeenth-Century Series. N676. Trade Paperback.

$39.20

Men Women and Emotions.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Chicago, IL W.B. Conkey Company, 1894. Hardcover First Edition [1894]; copyright 1893. Very Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of crimping at the head and heel of the backstrip; the pages have perhaps tanned ever so slightly. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 304pp. Frontispiece portrait of the Author. Deep Burgundy cloth with clear and bright titles and decoration. Glazed brown Endpapers. Dark Brown cloth with gilt titles and floral designs at the front panel and backstrip, decoratively embossed in gold. A Lovely production. First Edition [1894]; copyright 1893, but no additional printings noted, in accordance with Conkey's customer practice. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Not a book of poetry, this is a volume of essays on how a woman should live her live. Topics such as 'How to Educate Our Girls", 'What Love Is', 'The Single Woman and the Married Man', 'The Tactless Man' (is there such a thing?), 'Women Who Gossip', etc.

$34.30

Early Eighteenth Century Poetry.

By James R. Sutherland, (Editor).

London, UK Edward Arnold Publishers, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965], so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities, with a very faint crease near the upper front corner; mild rubbing. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 192pp. Sewn binding. 8vo. 192 pages. The English Library Series. First Edition Thus [1965], so stated. Trade Paperback. A selection of representative poems by Congreve, Prior, Watts, Addison, Anne, Countess of Winchilsea, Nicholas Rowe, Elijah Fenton, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Parnell, Ambrose Philips, Alexander Pope, John Gay, James Thomson Henry Carey Isaac Hawkins Browne, and Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield. Perceptive Introductory Essay by James R. Sutherland.

$9.41

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