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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.

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The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman
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The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

by Housman, A.E. (Alfred Edward)

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New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1942. Handsomely rebound in full red Morocco, with three raised bands on spine, titles and decorations in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpages, and red silk bookmark. In a period floral-decorated slipcase. Published November, 1942. Prior owner name, brief gift inscription and date in ink on verso of front endpage. Gilt top edge a bit rubbed. Slipcase rubbed at edges and corners, and uniformly age-toned. Index of First Lines and Titles. Collects A SHROPSHIRE LAD, LAST POEMS, MORE POEMS, and ADDITIONAL POEMS.. Later Printing. Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Lillabulero: Being a Periodical of Literature and the Arts. Volume 1, Number 2.
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Lillabulero: Being a Periodical of Literature and the Arts. Volume 1, Number 2.

by BANKS, Russell and William Matthews, Editors. Signed by Russell Banks

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Chapel Hill: Lillabulero, Spring 1967. Signed by Russell Banks on title page. First edition / First printing. Stapled blue wrappers. Very good. Sunning and light wear to covers, short tear to top front cover, no loss. Includes Portfolio 2: The Shaker Dove, by Daniel Patterson inserted into a sleeve on inside rear cover. Also includes William Faulkner: a Story and Five Poems. Poetry by Lucius Shepard, Dabney Stuart, etc.
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The Bird Catcher.
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The Bird Catcher.

by PONSOT, Marie

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Maroon cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Winner of the National Books Critics Circle Award. 2013 Winner of the $100,000.00 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, given for lifetime achievement.
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Paradise Lost, A Poem
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Paradise Lost, A Poem

by Milton, John

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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 bands, outer binding original, but in poor condition. Inner book is generally clean & still well bound. Subscriber list, summary of the arguments within the poem. 466pp of the poem plus index. Portrait of Milton on title page and marbled endpapers. 3 pages at front have a tear and there is an ink stain on the edge. (see pictures). From the library of Lockhart of Cleghorn with their bookplate on the front pastedown. With an inscription 'Barbara Lockhart from her sister Mrs Jamieson' on the front endpapers.***Heavy & will require overseas postage***
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Carotid Cornucopius
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Carotid Cornucopius

by Sydney Goodsir Smith

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'CAROTID CORNUCOPIUS: The first 4 fitts making "One Quart" by Gude Schir Skidderie Smithereens of Crankmirligo.' Blue paper-covered boards with title printed in black. Presentation copy from the author with eight line handwritten inscriptions by Sydney Goodsir Smith on front endpaper. This is the 1947 first edition with a limited run of just 300 copies. Frontispiece illustrated with print of an auk. 80 pages. Sydney Goodsir Smith was a poet, critic and journalist who is best remembered for his contribution to the 20th century revival of poetry in the Scots language. Discolouration around edges of cover and some wear to extremities. A scarce title from a truly eccentric writer.
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin

by Brooks, Walter R.

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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin, Hardcover. Brooks, Walter. Alfred A. Knopf, 1933, 1st Ed. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. USED/ Decorated yellow boards, Gibraltar Library Binding. Good/ No DJ included. A clean, bright solid copy. Please enjoy browsing all of our Freddy The Pig titles. RARE
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The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several...
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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

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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 Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to "Justify the ways of God to Men". It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.
It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.
"[Paradise Lost shows] Milton's peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.
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Sunset Gun. Poems.
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Sunset Gun. Poems.

by Dorothy Parker.

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Hardcover, purple paper, white cloth spine, slipcase but missing glassine. Very Good in Good slipcase/No Jacket. Signed, limited edition in slipcase, presentation copy. Purple paper is faded, and there are some small ink (?) spots on back cover, as well as a small smudge on the bottom corner of the limitation page. SIGNED limitation page with 'Dorothy Parker' in blue ink, states this edition limited to 275 copies, of which 250 are for sale. This copy is numbered in the same blue ink as 322, and the word Presentation in black ink follows. 75 pages, many unopened, printed on Boni & Liveright watermarked paper. Slipcase worn and faded, all edges rubbed, splitting at top and bottom. Label affixed to slipcase states Autographed Edition. This edition is limited to 275 numbered copies. Each copy is signed by the author. At the upper right corner is the number 322 in ink, mirroring the number on the limitation page of the volume. From the family of T. R. Smith, who… Read More
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Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (Complete). From the Twelfth London Edition....
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Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (Complete). From the Twelfth London Edition. Illustrated

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

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Troy, New York: NIms and Knight, 1887. Uncommon edition, and SCARCE in such lovely condition. In publisher's original marigold cloth with intricate floral embossed background surrounding author's name on gilt field and her portrait, gilt spine. sweet floral end papers, all edges gilt. vi, 520 pages. Near Fine, lovely period gift inscription front end page, light rubs at spine ends, title page evenly browned due to tissue guard. A gorgeous copy indeed. . First Edition Thus. Embossed Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Tall 8vo.
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The Fabulous Beasts.
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The Fabulous Beasts.

by OATES, Joyce Carol. Illustrated by A. G. Smith.

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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1975. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Orange boards. Very fine in near fine dust jacket.
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The Aesop For Children With Pictures By Milo Winter
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The Aesop For Children With Pictures By Milo Winter

by Aesop; Milo Winter (Illustrator)

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DUST JACKET ONLY. NO BOOK IS INCLUDED The Aesop For Children (1919 unclipped Rand McNally Dust Jacket Only) QUITE RARE. 27 X 11 7/8 Orange/Red First Edition unclipped DUST JACKET ONLY. dimensions are: 27 X 11 7/8 . Original price $2.00, from Rand McNally & Company. USED. Good condition. Orange dust jacket ILLUSTRATED BY MILO WINTER. SHOWS SOME WEAR. A NICE FIND.
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Beatitude 25 (1976)

Beatitude 25 (1976)

by Dawson, Thomas (ed.), William Everson, Dale Pendell, Jack Hirschman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Whalen, David Meltzer, Michael McClure, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Neeli Cherkovski, Paul Wear, Gil Ott, Federico Garcia Lorca, Leonard Cirino, Ken Wainio, et a

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San Francisco: Beatitude Press, 1976. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. 4to, 64pp, stapled wrappers. Nice copy of this mid-seventies issue of the classic San Francisco underground Beat magazine, includes a great range of luminaries (including one poem by Dale Pendell). Unmarked copy with light staple rust and some light wear and faint sunning.
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Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, 15th Edition published in 1738

by Milton, John

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Fifteenth Edition
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Paradise Lost was originally published in the year 1667. Early editions such as the one being offered here are very scarce and valuable. This fifteenth edition from 1738 is completely original inside and out. The leather covers show some scuffing, and the gold decor on both front and back covers is still good. There is a former owner's name on the front endsheet, and a few pages have some edge spots. The binding is tight, and the book is mostly as it was when it was published almost three centuries ago.This will make a fine and unique addition to your library of classic literature.
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Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of...
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Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of King Solomon and the two Hirams… Masonic Odes and Poems

by MORRIS, Robert

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1877 Freemasonry in Holy Land Voyages Masonic Poetry Eastern Star Robert Morris
Robert Morris was an important American Freemason poet who is chiefly remembered for creating the Order of the Eastern Star. He composed over 400 poems most of which dealt with the Eastern Star and Freemasonry. He voyaged to the Holy Land and wrote hymns and poems based on his experiences there. He also published a book describing his sights and discoveries in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt entitled 'Freemasonry in the Holy Land' which featured many of his poems and odes.
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MORRIS, Robert
Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of King Solomon and the two Hirams… Masonic Odes and Poems
Chicago : Published for the author [by] Knight & Leonard, printers, 1877.

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Theokritou ta evriskomena. Theocriti quæ extant cum graecis scholiis notis et indicibus
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Theokritou ta evriskomena. Theocriti quæ extant cum graecis scholiis notis et indicibus

by THEOCRITUS

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1699 1ed Idylls of Theocritus Ancient Greek Poetry Latin & Greek Scaliger Oxford

Theocritus was a 3rd-century BC Greek poet best known for writing pastoral poems. In fact, his Idylls are considered to be the first pastoral poems. They are still widely read today, much in part to fine 17th-century examples such as this 1699 Oxford printing. This particular edition is considerably noteworthy – it features both Latin and original Greek texts with translations and annotated notes by Joseph Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon, and Daniel Heinsius.
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THEOCRITUS
Theokritou ta evriskomena. Theocriti quæ extant cum graecis scholiis notis et indicibus
Oxoniae : E Theatro Sheldoniano, impensis Sam. Smith, & Benj. Walford, 1699. First Oxford edition.

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[16], 294, [4], 5, [2], 10-142 (i.e. 134), [38]
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