New Haven: Yale University Press, 1933. Hardcover. A nice copy of an interesting compilation of many of Robert Browning's letters friends and family written from 1830 to 1889. With 16 illustrations, lengthy notes, and a detailed index. Bookplate of noted collector Stuart B. Schimmel. Octavo bound in red cloth with title in gilt to spine. In very good condition. POE/102412. Very Good.
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London: Collins, 1978. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with silver title to spine. minor fading to edges. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations. Light blue dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. 258 pages. Education. EDU/062509. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1917. Hardcover. Includes a large selection of poetry by many authors including Robert Browning, Poe, Ernest Crosby, Stephen Crane, Walt Whitman, et. al. Three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Heavy chipping to foot of spine and crack starting at bottom of front hinge (3 inch split to leather). Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Light dampstaining and rubbing to boards. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, minor dampstaining to bottom corners of last few pages, and ownership signature in pencil to top of title page. Color frontispiece and border decorations printed in green on each page. 194 pages. POE/030819. Good.
New York: National Council of American Shipbuilders, 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good beige dust jacket with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes, soiling, foxing, browning to spine, and a few small chips to the edges. Interior is clean and bright. Bibliography, 369 pages. MAR/081319. Very Good+ / Very Good.
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1970. Hardcover. Facsimile of the 1794 4th edition. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Slight browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright with many illustrations including fold-out diagram at rear. Orange and white illustrated dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panels. Minor creasing to top edge of dust jacket. 303 pages + plates. MAR/011519. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Dodd Mead & Co., n.d. Hardcover. A handsome American edition of the beautiful early British ballads, many based on the great work of Francis James Child and his famous The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. The ballads are accompanied by the ethereal illustrations of Arthur Rackham. There are 16 mounted color plates and many black and white vignettes and ornaments. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover and gilt illustration to covers. Short tears to spine, bumping and signs of handling to binding. Decorated endpapers with bookplate of Ada M. Behl on front pastedown. Hinges tender but text block holding. Interior pages generally clean with three pages with plates reattached.Free front endpaper has a few spots of tape residue. Still a nice copy of this charming book. 170 pages. POETRY/082319. Very Good -.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. Black cloth boards with heavily faded gilt title to spine and emblem of a ship in gilt to front cover. Wear to spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Minor discoloration to boards. Pencil notations and underlining (mostly lines and checkmarks) to margins of many interior pages. Occasional spots of soiling. A good reading copy. 435 pages. AMER/071819. Very Good.
Chicago: National Dairy Council, 1960. Paperback. Very good in brown paper illustrated folder containing unbound color illustrated plates with corresponding text on the opposite side. Also has a 4 page teacher's supplement explaining how to use the plates to teach children healthful living habits. A unique and interesting title, quite scarce. Light edgewear to folder. Interior is clean and bright. Americana (wraps). AME/4253. Very Good.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. First English edition. 8vo. Very good in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Light blue dust jacket with black title and blue decoration to front and spine panels. Minor browning to spine panel. 223 pages. POE/110316. Near Fine / Very Good+.
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown leather covered boards with gilt title to black title label on spine. Two large chips to head and foot of spine including small portion of title label. Crack to rear hinge. Foxing throughout, though text remains bright. 480 pages. MATH/040918. very Good-.
New York: W.J. Johnston, 1878. Hardcover. Ex-library from the Hannah More Academy with bookplate on front pastedown. Vignette illustrations throughout. Very good in original grey cloth boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Gilt illustration of holy leaves to front cover. Chipping to spine ends and remnant of sticker to foot of spine. Browning and minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Two inch split to bookcloth along rear hinge. Browning to pages and previous owner signatures to front endpaper, else clean. Tear to rear free endpaper. 80 pages. POE/082516. Very Good.
Middleton CT: Wesleyen University Press, . Hardcover. First edition of poet's first trade publication, which was the the 1959 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Donald Justice went on to become one of the most renowned twentieth-century American poets. Bound in grey cloth with title and poet to spine. In a crisp and bright white and yellow dust jacket with slight aging to spine. Both in near fine condition. With compliments card and Academy annoucement laid in. 49 pages. POE/110216. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Simon & Schluster, 1980. Hardcover. 8vo. Light brown cloth backed brown paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean boards and interior with tight binding. Previous owner gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper. Photographic illustrations. Illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and brown title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few closed tears. 429 pages. POE/050918. Near Fine / Very Good.