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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.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first appearance of Melville's poem "Gettysburg" on page 209. Also includes chapters from "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins and recollections of the Civil War by a Virginian. In the original paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping / loss to paper on spine. Rubbing and light soiling to rear cover. Closed tear along hinge of rear cover. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Illustrated. Pages 137 - 272 plus advertisements. PER/050718. Very Good.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Hardcover. Very good in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Bumping to corners and head of spine and chipping to foot of spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Interior is clean and bright with illustrated frontis with intact tissue guard. 406 pp. Household edition. Poetry. POE1/3112. Very Good.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. With an interesting handwritten note of the free front endpaper by the author Lee Edmonds Grove dated 22 August 1949, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, recounting a conversation with Frost about the Mertins and Frost's dim view of the information in this book. Bound in red cloth with some light spots of fading. Red and cream dust jacket has creases, a browned spine, and red spots on the inner back. Very good minus. 91 pages. BOB/102016. Very Good / Good.
London: Burns and Oats Ltd, 1913. Hardcover. Very good in original tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and minor wear / rubbing to edge of front cover and foot of spine. Minor foxing to first and last few pages. Slight toning to margins, else clean. Frontis and illustrations. 361 pages. POE/110916. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, . Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation copy: "For Victoria Ellis with the affectionate greetings of Marie Ada Molineux Venice 1926." Affixed below the inscription is a small photograph taken iin Venice. The author has also signed the title page and written in the date of publication. With bookplate of recipient on front pastedown. In original red cloth with light bumping and small chips to top of spine. Interior pages are clean. A nice copy in very good condition. 520 pages including index. POE/032513. Very Good.
New York: R. Martin, No date, Circa 19th century. Paperback. 8vo. Good+ in illustrated off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Foxing, soiling and browning to front wrapper. Damp stains to first 3 pages. Small open tear top edge of first 4 pages including the front wrapper. Else is clean and bright with many unopened pages. Poetry. POE4/2042. Good + in Wraps.
Baltimore: D.H. Carroll, 1888. Hardcover. Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Top edge of pages in gilt. Minor rubbing to exterior and bumping to corners and spine ends especially to the foot of spine. Gift inscription, and the following comment: Received this book from Dr. Morgan at whose home I was very often the guest of himself and his estimable wife. Else is clean and bright. 336 pages. Poetry. POE2/9010. Very Good.
Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1932. Hardcover. In very good yellow cloth boards with tan title to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of boards slightly faded, owner name on front flyleaf. In tan illustrated jacket with title to spine and front cover. The dust jacket is darkened at spine, with minor chipping at spine ends and corners. Jacket is protected from further wear with a plastic cover. 327 pages. German Literature. GRL1/2081. Very Good + / Very Good.