Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949. Hardcover. Ex-library from the Long Island Historical Society with certificate to interior front cover "Pendleton Fund." Originally a red paper covered pamphlet, this copy has been inserted into a library cover, which is heavy brown paper stock with brown cloth spine. Paper title label to front cover. Library tape secures the original wrappers within. Library stamp to title page and last page of text. The list is broken up by subject area. 22 pages. EDU/040319. Very Good.
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Baltimore: John B. Piet, 1881. Hardcover. SCARCE. Good in original red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Covers are dampstained and lightly soiled. There is a large split to binding after front endpage and a few smaller splits within textblock. Front pastedown is loose near hinge. Frontispiece illustration and each poem begins with a decorative initial. Writing in pencil on front endpage, else clean interior. Slight musty smell. 96 pages. POE/121013. Good.
Lexington, MA: Women/Poems Press, . Paperback. A collection of 20 poems by women including: "Amnesia" by Adrienne Rich, "The Bumpity Road to Mutual Devotion" by Marge Piercy, and "Anne's wedding" by Celia Gilbert. Bound in orange stapled wrappers with black title to front cover. Slight dampstain to rear cover, else clean and bright. Unpaginated. POEANTH/101216. Very Good.
London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Index, 254 pages. NAV/022111. Very Good.
London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and minor rubbing to corners. Top corner of page 110 is torn away. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Beige and blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and browning to spine panel and a few small chips to the edges. Index, 254 pages. MAR/071319. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: Boston, Little, Brown & Company [c1968]. (1968). First American Edition. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light fading to edges of boards. Very slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is pristine. White, pink and purple dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. 69 pages. POE/102416. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Faber & Faber, 1974. Hardcover. W. H. Auden (1907-1973) is one of the great writers of the 20th century. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing hundreds of poems as well as essays and reviews. This compilation was published posthumously; however, according to the introduction, Auden had compiled the poems, decided on a title, and had written a dedication. This beautiful copy is in fine condition in the fine original black and grey dust jacket. The title and author are on the front cover and a photograph of Auden is on the back. The book is bound in light blue cloth with a darker blue spine. 57 pages. POE/090908. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine and gilt and blind stamp to front board. Minor fading to spine and slight shelfwear to board edges. Interior is mostly clean and bright with only slight aging to endpapers. Inscribed by author on FFEP. 76pp. POE/051304. Very Good +.
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1848. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and intricate gilt design to boards and spine. Wear to edges and spine ends including chipping and small open and closed tears to spine ends. Boards visible at corners due to bumping. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. Includes interesting full color frontis piece with intact tissue guard. Full gilt edges. 416 pages. Poetry. POET/022409. Very Good.
Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1915. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. Limited to 500 numbered copies and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 3/4 white cloth backed blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Charming illustration of a tree in gilt to front board. Minor browning to spine and to edges of boards. Minor browning to endpages, else interior is very clean. Tight binding. POE/102005. Very Good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Novel about the life of Robert Burns Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket as well as minor soiling to rear panel and minor browning and creasing to spine panel. Crack to rear interior hinge though binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright. 671 pages. POET/010418. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good white cloth boards with a little foxing and slightly faded spine. Small area of grey paint to top corner of rear board. Nice grey endpapers; Beautiful b/w and color photographs, diagrams of yachting; 164 pages. Maritime. MARIT/10032. Very Good.