September SALE: books in our Poetry, Maritime, and Education sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Baltimore: James Young, 1873. Hardcover. A collection of poems beginning with this one "Read all within before you venture, One single verse of mine to censure, Because sometimes, there exist unseen, Etherial beauties all veiled in green; Rubies also, and diamonds are found, The best and brightest beneath the ground ..." Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt inscription to front cover "compliments of the Baltimore Telegram." Wear to hinges and edges of boards. Dampstaining to margins of many interior pages, but still an attractive book. Illustrated. Subscription blanks for the Baltimore Telegram affixed to both endpapers. 169 pages plus index. POE/042018. Very Good.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889. Hardcover. First Edition of this book of Blunt's poetry dedicated to "the priests and peasantry of Ireland." He wrote the sonnets while in an Irish prison. for challenging laws intended to curb Irish unrest. Bound in green cloth with gilt title and author to spine and title on front cover. On the lower right of front board is an attractive gilt tree design. Some rubbling and bumping but still nice. Interior pages also in very good condition. With frontispiece portrait of Blunt protected by tissue guard. 63 pages. POE/080715. Very Good.
Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST TRADE EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. ONE OF 475 COPIES. Bright blue cloth covered boards with white title to spine. One small spot of soiling to front board. Blook plate of Virginia Weaver on front pastedown. Minor toning to margins. Slight musty smell. Else is clean and bright with many unopened pages. Beige dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Moderate wear to dust jacket includes heavy chipping, large portion of rear panel missing, as well as small spots of foxing and browning. Dust jacket housed in protective sleeve. Includes Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Weldon Kees, and William Carlos Williams. 93 pages. POE/102416. Near Fine / Good.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1955). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Off-white illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning, rubbing, and soiling to spine panel. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket. 222 pages. MAR/071319. Near Fine / Very Good.
Monterey, CA: Peters Gate Press, 1969. Paperback. Number 12 of 50 copies. A collection of short but sweet poems, three lines each, conceived of (and tape recorded) while the author commuted between Annapolis and Baltimore. "LATE: Waking alien / Rebel to clock rut, I am / Reborn in lateness." Tan paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor foxing to edges of wrappers and to a few interior pages. Stapled binding. Size: 5.5 x 4.5 inches. POE/041619 (local author section). Very Good.
[Denver]: Alan Swallow, . Hardcover. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, dated May 21, 1958. Southern author's first book. Ex libris of the Author's Club with bookplate to front pastedown. In light green dust jacket with dark green title to spine and front panels. The jacket is somewhat soiled and rubbed, faded along the top edge of the front panel and the spine panel. 48 pages. POE/110316. Fine / Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good green linen backed green laid-paper boards, paper pastedown label to spine. Browning, light staining to boards and spine. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Deckle-edge pages; tight binding. Bowman was president of the Johns Hopkins University. 185 pages. Baltimore. BALT/7253. Very Good.
Boston: David Godine, 2007. Hardcover. First edition of this lovely book about four of the most eminent poets of the past century. It is signed on the title page by artist Barry Moser, and specially signed by Donald Hall and Maxine Kumin under their portraits. Each poet profile is based on intimate personal interviews exploring the landscapes, lives, and artistic achievements of the four poets. Several poems are woven into each essay. The book is both designed and illustrated by famed wood engraver Barry Moser. He provides a sensitive full page portrait of each poet as well as charming spot illustrations. Bound in brown cloth with tan cloth spine with brown titling. In an illustrated dust jacket with titling in blue and red to cover and spine. Both the dust jacket and book are in fine condition. 90 pages. POET/071218. Fine / Fine.