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Berlin: Im Prorylaen-Verlag, 1922. Hardcover. Number 143 of 200 numbered copies. Illustrated with 35 plates by Charles Eisen. Most of the illustrations are very provocative - many show partially clad women with men, some with the devil. Very good in full brown leather with gilt title label and gilt rules on spine. Gilt design on front cover. Minor scuffing to boards and minor wear to edges and hinges. Remnant of bookplate to front pastedown. Small open tear to front free endpage. Browning to margins of text pages; however, the illustration pages remain bright. Each chapter ends with a decorative tailpiece. An attractive book. German Literature. GER1/02131. Very Good.
New York: Harold Vinal, 1927. Hardcover. First edition limited to 580 copies. Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering to front board and to spine. Lettering faded on spine. Interior is clean and bright. First book by Richard Lattimore, poet and translator of Homer, the Bible, and Greek Tragedies. Also the first book of poet A.K. Laing. Poetry. POE1/12200. Very Good.
Montreal: Laocoon Press, 1954. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Beige paper wrappers. Interior is clean and bright. Frontis piece tipped in. Off-white dust jacket with black title and red illustration to front panel. Only the front panel of the dust jacket present (chipped and missing a triangular piece at the top edge) and small piece of spine. Dust jacket is in protective plastic sleeve. Frontispiece drawing of the author by Betty Sutherland. 68 pages. Housed in white envelope with typed title and author to top left corner. POE/110316. Near Fine / Good Minus.
New York: Covici Friede, 1928. Hardcover. Number 328 of 750 copiers. An additional 100 copies were signed and specially bound. A bit of a whimsy: epigrams and aphorisms by Wilde from the beyond, taken down in "automatic writing" by the otherwise unidentified Lazar. The epigrams are unfortunately not in the same league as Wilde's own trenchant observations on life and more - and Lazar would have us believe Wilde began speaking in Americanisms when he reached the other side. But as it is observed here that "pedantry is stupidity that read a book," it is probably churlish to look too closely. Set by hand in Lutitia Cursive type and printed on a Van Rees Press on Normandy Vellum paper. In tan cloth backed paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Short closed tears along the top margins of a couple pages. Clean and bright. In a good tan dust jacket with black title and design to front panel. The edges of the jacket are chipped and the spine panel is no longer present. The bottom edge of the rear panel of the jacket is dampstained, but it looks like the jacket successfully protected the book as there is no evidence of staining to the boards. 37 pages. PRI/053111. Very good in good dust jacket.
Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1984. Hardcover. "Should children be called natural poets? How can the creative efforts of children be recognized and encouraged, yet placed in the perspective of a body of poetic literature? What role should parents, teachers, educators, and poet-teachers play in fostering children's appreciation of poetry and in encouraging their creativity and imagination through the writing of poetry?" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. Previous owner's signature in pen to front free endpaper. Pink dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Wear and a few closed tears to edges of jacket. 354 pages. POE/050918. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: White, Stokes, and Allen, 1884. Hardcover. 8vo. Includes poetry by over 100 authors including Lord Byron, Coleridge, Suckling, Thackeray, Swift, and many more. Ex-library from Princeton Theological Seminary with relevant markings. Brown cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and front board. Small gilt illustration of a dwarf with a jesters cap to spine. Charming gilt illustration of children sitting under a tree with an owl to front board. Library code to spine. Fraying to spine ends and minor browning to spine. A few smudge marks to boards and minor wear to corners. Full gilt edges. A few browned spots to title page, else clean inside. 360 pages. POE/040307. Very Good.
New York: The Grolier Club, . Hardcover. One of 1000 copies printed to accompany an exhibit curated by Lohf, who himself fought in the war in the Army Air Force. Included are poets from the Great War who lived to write about WWII. With many illustrations throughout. Bound in beige tweed cloth with a cream dust jacket. Fine in near fine jacket. 172 pages. POE.110216. Fine / Near Fine.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, circa 1900. Hard Cover. Household Edition. With 270 illustrations. An attractive book bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red and green leather title labels and gilt decoration to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to hinges and edges of boards. The top edges are gilt with marbled endpages. The interior is clean and bright. An attractive book. 879 pages. POE/041919. Very Good.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Hardcover. Diamond edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and Diamond Edition to front cover. Wear and chipping to cloth on spine ends and corners. Short tear to cloth on front hinge. Wear to edges. Clean overall with minor dampstaining to top edges of some pages and previous ownership signature to front endpaper. Creasing to corners of some pages. 363 pages. POE/031819. Very Good.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. A full length critical biography. Illustrated paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. Price sticker to front cover, else clean and bright. Includes photographic illustrations. 568 pages. POE/050818. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Hardcover. 12mo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt decoration and title to front board and to spine. Minor browning to spine and edges. Chipping and bumping to spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Child's pencil writing to front free end page. Previous owner's name in pencil to front paste down and end page. Foxing throughout though text remains bright. Previous owner's name in pen to title page. Crack to interior hinges though binding remains tight. Spine rolled. Else is clean and bright with illustrations thoughout. 92 pages. POET/020519. Very Good.
London: Bernard Stone, The Turret Bookshop, 1986. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in silver metallic side stapled stiff wraps with illustration on front cover by Heloise Wire. Presentation copy signed by the author on the title page. Dimensions: 4 x 6. Poetry. POE103161. Fine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Paperback. Uncorrected proof. Author's first book. Slip taped to the front wrapper describes error in typesetting which has made the titles of poems appear at the end of the preceding poem. To clarify the matter the titles in this copy have been bracketed in ink by the publisher. Date of publication and price of publication supplied in ink by the publisher on the front wrapper. Publisher's information sheet stapled to the inside front wrapper. Very good in brown paper wrappers with black title to front cover. 42 pages. POE/110316. Very Good.
University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. Hardcover. Near fine in very good white illustrated price-clipped dust jacket with orange title to front panel and black title to spine. Small closed tear to top edge of rear panel of dust jacket. Index, 197 pages. French Literature, Poetry. POE1/04121. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1989. Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Price on rear wrapper has been scratched out. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 233 pages. Literary Anthology. LITANTH/010318. Very Good+.
New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1924. Hardcover. #196 of 500 copies, signed by the author. Cream cloth backed with blue paper covered boards and title label on spine. Label worn at edges. Ex-library, with number written at base of spine, pastedown label on front endpaper, call number and title written on rear endpaper, small and light pencil markings on title page. Nonetheless very good in overall appearance; text clean. Poetry. POE1/6220. Very Good.
Edinburgh: Pocketbooks, Morning Star Publications, Polygon, The Travelling Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, 2000. Paperback. 12mo. An anthology of poetry written by Scots of many cultural backgrounds. Grey illustrated paper wrappers wiht white title to front wrapper and to spine. Interior is clean and bright with beautiful photographic illustrations throughout. Includes CD. 208 pages. SCOT/010317. Near Fine.