Poetry by Period

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Black Pow-Wow

Black Pow-Wow

by Joans, Ted

Revolution Is

Revolution Is

by Rap, B

1er Festival International de Poesie de Cogolin 1-7 Juillet 1984

1er Festival International de Poesie de Cogolin 1-7 Juillet 1984

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: A.P.E.R.O. / P.A.C.A., 1984. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine/No dust jacket. Wolf Vostell. 8vo. 252pp, Illus. b&w photos. Cover by Wolf Vostell. This festival, organized by A.P.E.R.O./P.A.C.A. and T. Julian Blaine, celebrating historical and contemporary Avant-garde, took place in Cogolin, France, a small town in Provence a few miles from Saint-Tropez. This is the catalog from the first of three international poetry festivals which took place there,... Read more
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$23.10
The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline

The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, Schoolmaster of Dunfermline

by Robert Henryson

New York: Barnes & Noble, 1968. H. Harvey Wood Reprint. Hardcover. VERY GOOD/GOOD. 8vo. Previous owner's name on front endpaper (pastedown). Several pages had pencilled margin notes which have been erased but are still faintly visible. Text is otherwise clean and binding is sound. Dust jacket is faded and rubbed, with wear to tips and one closed tear to lower edge of back panel. Old price sticker inside rear flap. Dust jacket is protected in new archival mylar. 304 pages. Henryson was a poet who... Read more
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$15.70
Names & Local Habitations

Names & Local Habitations

by Joel Oppenheimer

Jargon 59. Selected earlier poems by Joel Oppenheimer, published by Jargon in 1988 and written between 1951-1972, overlapping Oppenheimer's arrival and tenure at Black Mountain College, as well as his transition into a fixture of the New York literary scene. Bound in glittery red cloth with salmon-colored dust jacket and endpapers featuring illustrations by abstract artist Philip Guston (1913-1980). Accolade by Hayden Carruth and introduction by William Corbett. Designed by Thomas Meyer and Jonathan... Read more
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$20.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF GOLDSMITH, BEATTIE AND CAMPBELL (1853/LEATHER)

THE POETICAL WORKS OF GOLDSMITH, BEATTIE AND CAMPBELL (1853/LEATHER)

by Multiple Contributors

London: T. Nelson & Sons. Very Good+. 1853. Hardcover. A handsome copy in clean red blind stamped leather. Spine with bands & gilt lettering. All edges gilt with embossed designs. Inner gilt dentell decorations. Marbled endpapers. Pictorial title page. Drawing illustrations. Collectible Poetry ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 384 pages .
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$45.00
The New Life (La Vita Nuova)

The New Life (La Vita Nuova)

by ALIGHIERI Dante

Ellis & Elvey 1900 (Siddal edition), 1900 pp 159.
Cover: Green with gold gilt, a few light marks and edges worn a little. Slight paper-break on front inside hinge.
Binding: Acceptable to fair, spine is a little loose, front pages feel a little loose but remainder of book good.
Text: Some pen names in front cover, see photo. Text clear of notes, but some speckling of foxing throughout the book. Gold Gilt to top, side and bottom pages.
Overall: A good book, the binding could be better but still... Read more
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£12.00
THE OLD BULLETIN BOOK OF VERSE: THE BEST VERSES FROM THE BULLETIN 1880-1901

THE OLD BULLETIN BOOK OF VERSE: THE BEST VERSES FROM THE BULLETIN 1880-1901

by Author Not Stated

Melbourne, Australia: Lansdowne Press. Hardcover: with dust jacket. Very good. 210mm tall. 1975. Cover and boards show shelf-wear to edges and corners with a few small tears in jacket from edges. Gilt lettering on spine. Handwriting from past owners' on ffep (including a snippet that must be quoted! ... From A. J. Prentice, 'It mattes not who owned it before, henceforth it is mine.' (2003). All other pages are clean with no marks.
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AU$13.00
Golden Moments

Golden Moments

by BROWN, Everett T., ed

Chicago: Acmegraph Company, [1913]. First Edition. 12mo; publisher's blue pictorial ribbon-bound card wrappers printed in blue, green, and gilt, yapp edges, housed in original matching lidded box; 64pp.; text printed in green and blue throughout. Light foxing, box a bit toned with small tear at right-hand edge of upper lid, else Fine in Very Good box. Collection of poetry, issued by the short-lived postcard publishing house, which operated between 1908 and 1918.
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$25.00
Coleridge's Essays & Lectures on Shakespeare & Some Other Old Poets & Dramatists

Coleridge's Essays & Lectures on Shakespeare & Some Other Old Poets & Dramatists

by Coleridge

Dent and Sons, 1926, London, Condtion Good.. Cover: Orange/red fabric boards, flat spine with floral pattern, minimal rubbing to edges and corners
Binding: Good, no discernible brakes or crakes to text-block

Text: Book stamp and owners name inside the cover, remaining text appears to be clean and clear.
Overall: Another great volume from Everyman's Library!
Wiki/Link: https://seriesofseries.owu.edu/everymans-library/
We thoroughly examine each book and try to provide as many photos and descriptions... Read more
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£10.00
Poems by Walt Whitman

Poems by Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman

Chatto & Windus, 1910. Green Cloth. Condition: Fair to acceptable
Cover: Green fabric boards, pressed flower pattern on both front and back. Title on spine gold colour, bumping to edges. Some top outer spine damage and down the right hinge side. (Please see photo).
Owners signature in cover, please see photo.
Binding: Fair, some looseness, but pages intact and aligned.
Text/pages:
Owners signature, some foxing/yellow discoloration to the pages. Gold gilt to top pages.
Overall: A fair to... Read more
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£12.00
Movies in the Insect Temple

Movies in the Insect Temple

by Mark Laba

Toronto: Proper Tales Press, 1981. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Scattered faint foxing. -- Ships in protective cardboard packaging. US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.
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$19.10
Sappho's Raft

Sappho's Raft

by Thomas Meyer

Jargon 99. Thomas Meyer's third book of poetry for the Jargon Society. One of 1000 copies bound in plum-colored paper covers with cream wrappers. Frontispiece by David Hockney ("Tom listening to Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges"). Bright, clean text within, set in Garamond printed on Mohawk Superfine paper in black and purple ink. Five abstract illustrated pages. 105 + [3] pages. Minimal shelf wear to wrappers due to storage, but NEW, from publisher's stock."What I had in mind was Le Radeau de la... Read more
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$10.00
Poems Old and New

Poems Old and New

by A.S Cairncross

Macmillan, 1956, Condition: Fair Cover: Green boards, chip to back cover, some fray to top and tail of spine, title worn on spine.
Binding: Fair, text block in place, but a crack on page 113.
Text: Old school book, so has some book stamps on inside cover and back.
Overall: A fair copy, main negative points being break to text block and being an Ex-school book. Apart from that a perfectly readable copy.
We thoroughly examine each book and try to provide as many photos and descriptions as possible; as... Read more
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£4.00
Araminta and the Coyotes

Araminta and the Coyotes

by Paul Metcalf

Jargon 109. Short narrative fiction with commentary by Josh Billings. Bound in stiff black paper with glossy white dust jacket featuring a painting on the front by Mary Tillman Smith, and author photo on the back by Jonathan Williams. [32] pages. As new. This is the sixth book of Paul Metcalf's narrative fiction to be published by the Jargon Society and involves, among other things, the reconstructing of the story of American legend Harriet Tubman.
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$25.00
Those Who Love: Love Poems

Those Who Love: Love Poems

by Sara Teasdale (edited by Arthur Wortman, illustrated by Bill Greer)

Kansas City, MO: Hallmark Editions, 1969. Hardcover. FINE/FINE. 7.75 x 4.75 inches. Sharp, unworn copy. No tears. No writing/markings. Jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket is protected in new archival mylar. 61 pages. Collection of love poems selected from The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale, published in 1937. -- US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.
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$9.10
Twelve Years of Christmas

Twelve Years of Christmas

by Rod McKuen

New York: Cheval Books, 1970. Later printing. Hardcover. FINE/VERY GOOD. Small 8vo. Dust jacket spine lettering is faded, price clipped. No writing/markings. Binding is tight and sound. Dust jacket is protected in new archival mylar. 54 pages. -- US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.
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$8.60
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

by George Gordon Byron

Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, Great Britain, 1921 pp.924, Crown 8Vo
Cover: Full brown leather, some minor shelf-ware to corners and spine tops/bottom. Marbled boards inside and book stamp.
Binding: exceptionally good.
Text: Text is clear, but does have an inscription "Easter 1927, Braida Stanley-Creek" who was an English artist between 1909-1952, her work has been sold at Christies London, which I believe adds extra interest to this particular volume. Gold Gilt to top edge and orginal... Read more
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£17.00
THE COURSE OF TIME, A POEM IN TEN BOOKS (1830)  A Sketch of the Authors  Life

THE COURSE OF TIME, A POEM IN TEN BOOKS (1830) A Sketch of the Authors Life

by Pollok, Robert Rev. (B.1799 D. 1827)

Philadelphia: L. A. Key. Very Good. 1830. Hardcover. Clean brown leather, black spine label with gilt lettering. Cover edges decorated with gilt design. Text tight, clean & intact. 10 books in one volume. This epic poem had much in common with Milton's "Paradise Lost", with which it was often compared, but its religious outlook was quite different, as Pollok was a Calvinist with a Covenanter background. The book was published over and over, both in Europe and the United States,... Read more
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$35.00
Natural Causes

Natural Causes

by Andrew Motion

London: Chatto & Windus, 1987. Paperback. VERY GOOD. 8vo. Lower back corner has a small corner crease. 57 pages. Fifth book of poetry from this English poet, novelist, and biographer. -- US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.
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$9.10
Scotts Poetical works

Scotts Poetical works

by Walter Scott

Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, London., 1917 pp.980 Condtion Good. Cover: Soft brown leather, heavy rubbing to edges and corners, spine has chipping to the top, please see photo, collage stamp on cover and inside cover.
Binding: Very good, no discernible breaks or loose pages, feels comfortable to hand.
Text: Very clear, no discernible notes or marks, nice curves to pages and gold gilt to all edges.
Overall: A good volume minus the school stamps and chipping to the top of spine. Very... Read more
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£5.00
THE VERSE OF CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN

THE VERSE OF CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN

by Chisholm, A.R. and Quinn, J.J. (eds)

Angus and Robertson. Hardcover: no jacket. Very good ++. 222mm tall. 1964, 2nd reprint. With a biographical introduction by A. R. Chisholm. Name inscribed on ffep. Strong binding, minor shelf-wear to edges and corners. 302 pages. Study notations in pencil on back cover endpapers.
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AU$21.00
The Bang Book

The Bang Book

by Thomas Meyer

Jargon 69. "A tale of the Old West & the life, death & afterlife of a badde-mann or baeddel one hundred years after the birth of the American Republic." -Thomas Meyer. Drawings by John Furnival. [48] pages. Bound in pale yellow paper wrappers with white illustrated dust jacket and acetate cover printed in silver ink. Acetate a little chipped, else fine, and signed by the author.
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$20.00
IMAGES

IMAGES

by Pappas, George

Melbourne, Australia: Longman Australia. Softcover. Very good. Middenway, Rob. 1975, 2nd reprint. Compiled by George Pappas and Brett Lewis. Photographs by Rob Middenway. A collection of poetry. Book has been well-preserved by plastic layer, some tape residue.
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AU$14.00
The Living Frieze [Limited Edition; Publisher Monroe Wheeler's Copy]

The Living Frieze [Limited Edition; Publisher Monroe Wheeler's Copy]

by TURBYFILL, Mark

Evanston, IL: Monroe Wheeler, [1921]. First Edition. Limited to 350 copies of which this is no. 33. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's decorative paper-covered boards in dust jacket printed in green; 83pp.; photographic portrait tipped to frontispiece. Jacket extremities quite chipped along folds, spine panel partly perished with old tape repair and contemporary reinforcement to verso, else Near Fine in a Good example of the rare jacket. Publisher Monroe Wheeler's ex libris to front free endpaper.
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$200.00
Poems [Inscribed]

Poems [Inscribed]

by FOSTER, Will

Selby: W.B. Bellerby and Son, 1903. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's green decorative cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; vii,83pp. Light wear at corners and spine ends, small childish drawing on half title, else Very Good or better. Inscribed by the author on half title. The author's third poetry collection, this published in the small town of Selby in North Yorkshire. OCLC locates five copies in the United States as of July, 2019 (UC Davis, U. Illinois, Harvard, UNC, and UVA)
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$75.00
What I Cannot Say / I Will Say

What I Cannot Say / I Will Say

by OCHTRUP, Monica; Elizabeth Erickson, illus

[St. Paul, MN]: New Rivers Press, 1984. First Edition. Slim octavo; publisher's green pictorial card wrappers; 76pp.; illus. throughout. A hint of shelf wear, else Fine. Minnesota Voices Project no. 22. Minnesota author's first poetry collection.
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$15.00