New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Includes the first appearance of Melville's poems "Chatanooga" on page 44, "Gettysburg" on page 209 and the conclusion of "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins on page 186. Also includes an eight page article about the little black dogs of Berkshire, an article on army life during the Civil War along the border, one on booksellers, one on the education of colored people in Louisiana, one on "High Days in a Virginian Village", another on the burning of Columbia, and much more. Bound in three quater brown leather with brown cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges, corners, and hinges. The interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. Rear hinge is cracked and text block is partially seperated from binding. Illustrated. 816 pages. PER/052220. Very Good.
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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.
Berlin: Verlag von Bruno Cassirer, 1921. Hardcover. A book of poetry. Very good in patterned paper covered boards with black leatherette spine titled in gilt. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Browning to edges of boards. Strips of maroon binders tape to interior hinges. Pages are browned. 72 pages. German. GER512071. Very Good.
New York: Exposition Press, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Light yellowing to interior. Slight musty smell. Inscription to front free end page. White and blue dust jacket with blue title to spine and white title to front panel. Minor foxing, edgewear, and browning to dust jacket. 94 pages. POE/021819. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: n.p., 1927. Hardcover. One of 245 copies privately printed for George A. Nelson as a Christmas keepsake. This George Nelson may be the American socialist who was the 1936 Socialist candidate for Vice-President of the United States, here reprinting a poem by famed British Socialist William Morris. Bound in blue paper boards with a white paper spine and title label affixed to front cover. In near fine condition. Housed in a white cardboard box with blue paper lid. Book measures 5 x 8 inches. Unpaginated [4 pages]. PRI/112918. Near Fine.
Portland ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1909. Paper covered boards. 1 of 925 copies. A charming title from Mosher's press. Printed on Van Gelder paper with an appropriately delicate type. Bound in cream paper boards to resemble vellum, with yapp edges. Title printed in brown on front board, bordered by an art nouveau style flower design. Other than a smallgray spot on the front board and very slight coloring to end pages, the book is in pristine condition. There is a short gift inscription in French to a ffe. The interior pages are beautiful, with original ribbon present. Many pages are unopened. In a very shabby case which served its purpose in protecting the covers. 130 pages. PRI/102307. Near Fine.
Portland, Maine: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1926. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. Very good light blue paper covered boards with white title label on spine. Fading along spine and edges. Minor chipping to head of spine. Light soiling to front board. Decorative endpages. Interior is clean and bright. Frontis is portrait of the editor. 135 pages. Poetry Anthology. POEANT/8262. Very Good.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in very good brown dust jacket with brown title to front panel white title to spine panel. 64 pages. 1975 Lamont Poetry Selection. Lamont Poetry Selection announcement laid in. The author won the National Book Award in 1981 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1997. 64 pages. POE/110316. Near Fine / Very Good.
London and New York: William Heinemann and John Lane Company, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Cream colored cloth backed purple paper covered boards with green title to title label on spine. Browning to spine and fading to edges of boards. One small spot of discoloration to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 107 pages. POET/012612. Very Good.
New York: McBride, 1922. Hardcover. First Edition of the author's 3rd book. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Small light spots of discoloration to the rear board and minor bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Maroon dust jacket with black title to front and spine panel. Light wear to dust jacket includes fading to spine and one small spots of discoloration to front panel. 54 pages. Poetry. POE4/02061. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
Boston: D. C. Heath and Company, (1930). Hardcover. Very good in very good light green and white price-clipped dustjacket with maroon title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Owner's name on front free endpaper. A bit of bumping to corners, spine slightly faded. Classical Literature, Poetry Anthology. POEANT1/4170. Very Good / Very Good.