July SALE! All books in Poetry, English History / Monarchy / Biography, and China sections priced at $100 and under are 30% off for the month of July.
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Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1974. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Yellow paper wrappers with red title to spine and front panels. Minor creasing to panels; small orange sticker to spine and remnants of price sticker to front panel. Pristine interior with tight binding. 387 pp. CHINA/020405. Very Good.
London, New York, Toronto: The London School of Economics and Political Science, and Longmans, Green and Co., 1952. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Light grey dust jacket with maroon title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to edges and spine of dust jacket. Index, 654 pages. English History. ENGHIST/012012. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Reid: Oberosterreichischer Landesverlag, circa 1950. Hardcover. Scarce. A somber book of poetry dedicated to "the people of my heart" who fell in World War II. The title translates to "Because I Love You. A Dead Task." Inscription in pencil to front free endpage "Gift from Pfarrer Reinold Simma Damüls / Bregeugewald Voraailberg (sp?) at the request of Frau Natalie Beer." Includes several illustrations. Very good in thin grey boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean with slight browning to margins of pages and edges of boards. Size Octavo. 65 pages. In German. GER1/2042. Very Good.
Publicacoes Don Quixote, 1987. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Black paper wrappers with yellow title to spine and front panels. Illustration to front panel. Minor scuffing to wrappers. Based on the movie "The Last Emperor" with B&W film stills. Very clean interior. Tight binding. Written in a language very close to Spanish ... perhaps in Portuguese? 322 pp. CHINA/020405. Very Good Plus.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. No Jacket. 4to. Red cloth boards with blue title to spine and small white unicorn designs. Minor fraying to spine ends; rubbing to boards and spine. Light bowing to front board. Interior pages are yellowed around edges, but are otherwise very clean w/ bright text. Includes 201 photographs of English scenes from 1850-1951. Index, 164 pages. ENG/042004. Very Good.
New York: The Co-operative Press, 1926. Paperback. A collection of poems in German inspired by America's national parks. Illustrated. Brown paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to wrappers including a few spots of foxing and a few chips to edges. A few smudge marks to interior but clean overall. 64 pages. GER3/2222. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. Hardcover. Presentation Copy from the author: "Rev. Derwent Coleridge with the Authors Compliments." English scholar and author Derwent Coleridge (1800 - 1883) was the son of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is an early work by William Cox Bennett (1820 - 1895), who wrote songs as well as poetry. He is best known for "Baby May," a sweet poem about his baby daughter, which appears in this collection. Bound in original navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed design to boards. Chipping to head of spine. Interior rear hinge is cracked and spine is rolled. Ex-library with a few stamps to interior. Clean overall. 262 pages. POE/011916. Very Good.
Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble Books, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine light blue dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Index, 228 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Fine / Fine.
New York: George Braziller, 1964. First trade edition of this powerful poem by Berry written in response to the horror of President John Kennedy's assassination. Shahn's images invoke the grief, pain, and darkness felt by the nation and the world. Bound in cream cloth with title in black on spine and front cover. Some discoloring and spots to cloth. Interior pages very good. Housed in a black cloth slipcase with titling in silver to cover. Unpaginated. POET/040220.
Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1923. Paperback. 1 of 200 numbered copies. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Creases to spine. Minor and edgewear to exterior. Clean, bright interior with several illustrations. Includes poetry, essays, and more. 231 pages. In French. FRE/080608. Very Good.
New York: The F.M. Lupton Publishing Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Fading and discoloration to the spine. Minor edgewear. Interior hinges starting. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with frontis. 382 pages. English History. ENG3/4022. Very Good.
Wien: R. Lowit Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. A book of poems in German translation from Israel's national poet Chajim Nachman Bialik (1873 - 1934). Third edition. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Photographic frontispiece. In light grey dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Minor browning to spine and edge of jacket. 193 pages. In German. GER909281. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990. Hardcover. 8vo. Translated by Goldblatt, Howard. Yellow cloth boards with black title to spine. Slight bump to spine ends. Pristine interior. Tight binding. Full color illustrated dj with black title to spine. Fading to spine panel of dj and minor edge wear. Index, 150 pp. CHINA/020405. Near Fine in Very Good Plus dj.