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.
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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.
1929. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. Number 9 of 200 copies. 8vo. Black cloth backed gold paper covered boards with minor edge wear to boards. Previous owner's name written to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright with several small illustrations throughout. Gold dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing to hinges as well as chipping to edges of dust jacket which is now in a protective plastic sleeve. 80 pp. Poetry. POE1/3282. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.
Middleton CT: Robin Price, 2012. One of 50 copies of this broadside created by Price and De Nigris for a kickstarter campaign for an apprenticeship for Brittany. The quote is by Agnes Martin from her book Writings. Letterpress printed in Perpetua type. Slight creases to top edges otherwise near fine. 10.5 x 13 inches. PRI/111816. Near Fine.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1907. Hardcover. A pretty book of French songs and poetry bound in a prize binding of full brown tree calf with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Gilt insignia for teh Royal Grammar School, Lancaster to the front board. Certificate pasted down to front endpaper - a prize for French awarded by the Head Master, Herbert A. Watson to John Shilbeck Wane in 1907. Both hinges are starting and there are a few chips to spine ends. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Clean interior with illustrated title page. Preface in English as are subheads in Contents, but all poems are in FRENCH. 459 pages. FRE/030519. Very Good.
Ireland: Gallery Press, 1994. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. McGuinness (1953 - ), an accomplished Irish playwright, began his career as a poet. This collection marks his return to poetry. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with tight binding. Purple dust jacket with grey title to spine. 85 pages. POE/012908. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Brooklandville, MD: Electric Press, (1988). Paperback. INSCRIBED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS, GARY BLANKENBURG. Very good yellow side stapled paper wrappers. Damp stain to top of wrappers causes some slight rippling. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations. Author's inscription to inside flap of dust jacket. Brown dust jacket with black title to front panel. Poetry. POE/4233. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of Melville's poem "The March to the Sea" on page 366. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins and "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum." In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping / loss to paper on spine. Light dampstain to bottom edge of front wrapper and to edges of several other interior pages. Chipping and a few closed tears to edges of wrappers. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Many pages are unopened. Illustrated. Pages 273 - 408 plus advertisements. PER/050718. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of Melville's poem "The Cumberland" on page 474. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins. In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping / loss to paper on top and bottom of spine (about two inches of loss, not affecting the title). Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Illustrated. Pages 409 - 544 plus advertisements. PER/050718. Very Good.