September SALE: books in our Poetry, Maritime, and Education sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
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Brooklyn, NY: The Albertype Co, 1902. Hardcover. Stab bound with cord in oblong maroon cloth boards with silver title to front cover. Binding remains secure; however, the cloth covered the spine is no longer present. Minor wear and rubbing to edges of boards. Includes photographic illustrations of faculty, football team of 03, academic buildings, special events, and more. Minor browning to edges of pages, but clean and bright overall. Size: 7.25 x 5.25 inches. EDU/122018. Very Good.
Newark, London and Toronto: University of Delaware Press and Associated University Press, 1981. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to head of spine. Residue from price sticker to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. Black illustrated dust jacket with white and gold title to front panel and gold title to spine panel. Wear to jacket includes chipping and creasing to edges and spine ends as well as a few small closed tears to edges. Minor foxing to rear panel. Index, 265 pages. Poetry. POET/070709. Near Fine in Good + DJ.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. Hardcover. First Edition. Good plus in brown paper covered boards with leather spine titled in gilt. Front board is present but detached and rear board is nearly detached. The spine, hinges, and boards are heavily chipped and worn. Bookplate of David Bixler to front pastedown. Inscription on front free endpage and clipping about the author pasted down on verso of front free endpage, else interior is very clean. Printed on fine paper. A good candidate for rebinding. Quarto. 134 pages. POE/121812. Good Plus.
Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and boards. This was given as an achievement award to Miss S. P. Cushing, a student at N.H. Morison's Academy for Young Ladies. A bookplate commemorating the award is pasted down to the front pastedown. Includes 12 engravings after R. A. Turner as well as an engraved frontis and title page (after Sir Thomas Lawrence and W.C. Marshall). Wear to corners, edges of boards, and spine ends with fraying to book cloth. Clean and bright overall; although, the gutters of some pages are dampstained. Possibly this happend prior to binding as the spine of the book shows no damage. All edges gilt. An attractive volume (despite noted wear) with lots of gilt work. 344 pages. POE/050819. Near Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. Book Club Edition. "And so this new biography is focused on Walt Whitman's inner life, on the mysterious, creative processes of poetry, and on the rambunctious America that was just then coming of age" (jacket). Faded red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Open tear to front free endpaper and spot of soiling. In red dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine panel and several large chips to jacket. 381 pages. POE/050918.
Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1905. Hardcover. NUMBER 110 OF A LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good/Good+ 4to. Black, paper-covered boards with leather title-labels to spines. Top inch of paper spine of volume two is missing. Leather labels on both volumes rubbed and cracked and difficult to read. Else is very good with illustrated frontis in volume I. Light foxing to frontispiece and title page. Many unopened pages. Vol. I: 293 pages, VOL II: 292 pages. Poetry. POE1/2272 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
London: John Lane, . Hardcover. From the Bodley Head Anthologies series. First Edition, inscribed by Case to Robert Forster. Epithalamies are the nuptial songs of the Elizabethans and their successors. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover. The cover also has a gilt design with portrait and Bodley Anthologies. Fading to spine and some bumping to corners otherwise very good condition. Interior also in very good condition. 198 pages. POE/050611. Very Good.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2011. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Blue paper wrappers with dark blue title to front wrapper and to spine. Pristine interior with full color illustrations throughout. 47 pages. Contributors are Robert Eric Barde, Robert J. Chandler, Stephen Davies, James P. Delgado, William Kooiman, Gary F. Kurutz, Stephen J. Potash, Robert V. Schwemmer. Keepsake for Book Club of California.. Maritime. NAV/101216. Fine.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes many illustrations. Grey cloth boards with white title to spine and yellow title to front cover. Illustration of a ship to spine and front cover. Rubbing to spine title. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, hinges, and spine ends. Heavy browning to pages, especially in margins. Occasional smudge marks to margins. Previous owners name in pen to front endpaper. 259 pages. MAR/040919. Very Good.
Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1966. Hardcover Spiral Bound. SCARCE. 8vo. Lavender cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Slight fading to edges of boards and to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations. Pale blue price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. Fading to edges and spine of dust jacket as well as minor rubbing. Few small spots of soiling to front panel. Index, 335. POET/021312. Near fine in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: The John Day Company, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Off white paper backed bluish green paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. One bump to bottom edge of front board and browning to top edge of both boards and spine. Interior is clean and bright. 73 pp. Poetry. POE/11172. Very Good.
London: R. and M. Stoddart, 1821. Hardcover. Good+ textured dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Corners bumped and rubbed, front hinge cracked and repaired; front flyleaf and half-title page are partly loose. Light foxing throughout though text is bright. Poetry. POE1/2182. Good +.
Baltimore: The Arundel Press, John S. Bridges & Co, 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine. Minor browning to edges of front board and minor discoloration to edges of rear boards. Inscribed to a friend by Orrin C. Painter. Minor damp staining to the edges of the frontispiece though illustration remains clean and bright. Else is near pristine. 153 pages. POET/102511. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. Hardcover. 1st edition. Very good in blue cloth backed light blue paper covered boards with blue title to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor toning to spine and edges of boards. Minor toning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 148 pp. Poetry, Literary Criticism. POE/10212. Very Good.
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860. Hardcover. An attractive book bound in three quarters leather over marbled paper covered boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to paper covering boards, small pull to leather on front board, and minor wear to edges. Minor dampstaining to margins of first few pages. Frontispiece (with dampstaining to margins of page). Previous owner signatures dated 1866 in pen to front free endpaper. She has also transcribed a poem by Coleridge, "Youth and Age" to two of the rear endpapers. It appears that she or a following owner commissioned this binding as the edges of the pages of her poem have been neatly folded and turned in - and when unfolded are larger than the rest of the textblock, which was trimmed during binding. 463 pages. POE/030519. Very Good.
Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1972. Hardcover. One of 200 copies. Handwritten note about paper type and font used on colophon. This is the author's first volume of poems to appear in England with previous collections published in Canada. Fine in brick red cloth boards with copper title to spine. In grey dust jacket titled in black on spine and front cover. Spine and edges of jacket have faded to tan and there are a few short closed tears along the edges of the jacket. 47 pages. POE/112816. Fine / Very Good.