London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, (1930). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with dark green title to front board and to spine. Previous owner's name to front free end page. A very unique book, each left-hand page is a B&W photographic illustration of a location in the city and each right-hand page describes said location. Many photos of vanished structures. 255 pages. English History. ENG110191. Very Good +.
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1967). Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor scuffing to boards. Interior is very clean. Orange dj with white title to spine panel. Minor wear/chipping to edges of jacket. Tight binding. Includes ephemera (a postcard from China dated 1980, a home-made Chinese greeting card, an envelope with chinese stamps on it.) 432 pages. CHI/020405. Very Good in Very Good dj.
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.
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.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1957). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR. 8vo. Light green cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor edgewear, a few light spots of soiling, and minor fading to spine. Inscription from editor to front free end page as well as an inscription from someone else. Minor browning and foxing to end pages and paste downs. Else is clean and bright with four pages of illustrations. Index, 309 pages. ENGHIS/010418. 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.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. Hardcover. 1st American edition Very good blue cloth covered boards with gilt title, corner bumped, spine rubbed. Very good blue dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 8 full-page illustrations; 255 pages. English History. ENG/1283. Very Good / Very Good.
Francestown, NH: Marshall Jones Company, 1948. Rudd, Tracy Porter. Hardcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Green cloth boards with black and gilt title to spine and front panel. A few yellow speckles to boards, though they are clean overall. Very clean interior with tight binding. Tan illustrated dj with brown spine panel and beige title to spine. Several large closed tears to edges of dj and a few small open tears to spine panel. 101 pp. POE/081105. Very Good in Good dj.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, (1964). Paperback. 8vo. Second printing. Very good in olive green and white illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Creasing and rubbing to exterior. Light yellow stain to bottom edge of pages. Text remains clean and bright. 186 pages. POET/111618. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. Hardcover. Very good in original purple cloth with paper title label on spine. Spine and edges of boards faded to brown. Some rubbing to label. Advertisements at front. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Light to moderate foxing. English History. ENG1/12050. Very Good.
London. 1916. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to beige title label to front board. Minor Rubbing to spine ends and minor soiling to title label. Minor browning to title page. Rear hinge is starting. Else is clean and bright. 50 pages. English History. ENG14/3142. Very Good.
London: Collins, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. light blue and grey illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket as well as rubbing to the spine panel. Previous owner's signature to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 254 pages. ENGLISH HISTORY. ENGHIS310191. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1887. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. T.E. Brown (1880-1897) was a poet, scholar, and theologian. He was born on the Isle of Man, and wrote his poetry in Manx English, a dialect formerly spoken on the Isle of Man. The dialect is derived from the Celtic as is Welsh. In the book, there are footnotes giving the English word for some of the dialect. Bound in the original brown patterned cloth, with gilt title to spine. Some rubbing and bumping to cloth but otherwise in very good minus condition. Front hinge is tender but the text is tightly bound and the interior pages are clean. Book plate of Mark Samuels Lasner affixed to front pastedown. 385 pages. POE/081309. Very Good -.