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A brief selection of some of Biblio's most interesting books of poems, ranging from ancient balads into modern and contempoary works. From the sacred to the profane.

A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. by Wither, George (1588-1667)

London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650). First…

From Lyppard Books


Canzoniere et Trionfi by Francesco Petrarca

[Sant'Orso]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 1474. Second edition of this version; the seventh edition in total.Petrarch's poetry in Italian, the Canzoniere and the Trionfi count among the most celebrated and influential works in western literature. In the…

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Songs From Prison: Translations of Indian Lyrics Made in Jail by Gandhi, M. (Mohandas) K. (Karamchand) (Adapted for the Press By John S. Howland)

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934. First American Edition . Black Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 160 Pp. Black Cloth, Printed Paper Spine Label. First American Edition, With 1934 On Title Page; Published In America Using Sheets Printed …

From Arroyo Seco Books


Selected Tales of Mystery by Edgar Allan Poe

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1909. First edition, hardcover. Good condition, no dust jacket. Thoughtfully illustrated by Byam Shaw. Original decorative black cloth, titles on gold background; gilt and red decoration on front cover and spine. Frontispiece a…

From Fritzi & Louise Vintage


Paradise Lost, A Poem by Milton, John

Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Hardcover. Poor. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Poor. Approx. 13'' by 8.25''. Full leather binding, spine with raised ban…

From Bird's Books


Tales Of A Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1863 true 1st edition, 1st state (with a 22 page publisher's catalog at the back of the book - the listing for "Tales Of A Wayside Inn" does NOT have a price and instead states "Nearly Ready" indicat…

From CraigsClassics


The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott (Fine Binding) by Scott, Sir Walter; with an Introduction by Charles Eliot Norton and Biographical Sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole

New York: Thomas Y Crowell & Co., 1894. A lovely example of American fine binding of the time, in full red crushed morocco with floral gilt tooled decorations trailing from corners, ornate floral gilt back, all edges gilt, marbled end papers with exqu…

From Dale Steffey Books


FRAGMENTA POETARUM VETERUM LATINORUM, quorum opera non extant: Ennii, Accii, Lucilii, Laberii, Pacuvii, Afranii, Nævii, Cæcilii, aliorumque multorum: undique a R. Stephano summa diligentia olim congesta, nunc autem ab H. Stephano digesta, et priscarum ... by Estienne, Henri and Robert, Editors] -

[Geneva]: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, illustris viri Huldrici Fuggeri typographus, 1564. First Printing. 17.4 cm x 11 cm in octavo, pp. 433 (i.e. 430), gilt framed, red morocco binding, gilt-stamped spine title, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and gau…

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB



Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. 8vo.(8.3 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with 12 mono collotype plates by the author. Fine and clean throughout, with many gatherings still unopened. An unread copy. Original black cloth with gilt …

From Paul Foster Books


A Child's Garden Of Verses, Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1905 by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Used. Stevenson, Robert Louis: A Child's Garden of Verses, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. 1905, Charles Scribner's Sons. FIRST EDITION THUS. VG/Good- original dust jacket. RARE THUS. A nice, solid copy. …

From Mary Riversong Books



Lupus Music. 1969. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). A very good, bright copy in the pictorial boards which show a black and white photo portrait of Bolan. Front board and spine lettered in white. In the original dustwrapper which reproduces the bo…

From Paul Foster Books


The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated into English by Edward Fitzgerald with Illustrations Photographed from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom & Blanche Cumming by Khayyam, Omar

1912. Collectible. First Edition, thus. Near Fine to Fine. No inscriptions or book plates. With Illustrations from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming. Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosophy, and, most notably, p…

From The Stray Dog Booksellers


Men and Women by Robert Browning

"Men and Women" by Robert Browning. 1855 1st UK edition; Chapman and Hall; London. Complete in 2 volumes. Uncommon in original publisher's green cloth; gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Though not received well with poor sales when first publis…

From CraigsClassics


Les Fleurs du mal by BAUDELAIRE Charles

Paris: Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, 1857. Fine. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1857, 12,1x18,8cm, relié sous étui. - Édition originale, imprimée sur vélin d'Angoulême, avec les coquilles habituelles et comportant les six poèmes condamnés…

From Rare Books Le Feu Follet -


The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several occasions, from the text of Dr. Newton, with the life of the author by MILTON, John

1796 Paradise Lost BOSTON John Milton Poetry + Regained RARE American ed Newton "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." ― John Milton, Paradise Lost 'Paradise Lost' follows the biblical story of the Fal…

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