Boston: Milford House, (1974). Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to front board and minor discoloration to rear board. Minor foxing to interior hinges and very lightly to rear end pages. Else is clean and bright. Tight binding. 205 pages. LIT/031717. Very Good.
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with black title to white title label on front board. Light toning to title label. Browning to spine. Light damp stain to rear board. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Foxing throughout interior. Lovely frontispiece + 23 other illustrated plates. Textblock mostly tight but split in a few places. 46 pages + plates. Poetry. POE/11053. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gilman School, 1971. Paperback. First Edition. Signed by the author. Written during his sabbatical, this book tries to capture the mind and heart of the college student. The author, a teacher and counselor at Gilman School, travelled across the U.S. to about 30 college campuses and interviewed only people age 25 or younger in order to compile the passages in this book which address topics such as parenting, the decline of frivolity, resegregation on campus, war, sex, drugs, clothes, hair, and more. An interesting look into 70s college life. Blue paper wrapperes with black title to front cover. Side-stapled. Minor wear / light soiling to covers. 137 pages. BALT/021419. Very Good.
Newark: The Boysland Company, 1920. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. SCARCE. 12mo. Near Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board. Few small spots of discoloration to the spine. Interior is clean and bright with author's inscription to front free end page. Includes and newpaper article about W. E. B Du Bois laid into the rear. 45 pages. Poetry. POE/5063. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc, 1999. Hardcover. Fine in navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior. In light blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling to jacket and closed tear with small loss to foot of spine of jacket. 484 pages. POE/090315. Fine / Very Good.
New York: House of Books Ltd, 1968. Hardcover. Signed and lettered "V" by the author, the well-known poet Robert Duncan. There were 326 copies printed of which 26 were lettered and meant for presentation only. Below the author's signature there is a whited-out, partly legible inscription from "Margie" [Margie Cohn, proprietor of House of Books]. "For / [name erased] / with love / Margie / 1969". In original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine. In the chipped original glassine dust jacket with missing piece and several tears. Near fine in very good- dust jacket. 78 pages. Near Fine / Very Good Minus.
Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, (1990). Paperback. 8vo. Light blue and brown illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and black title to blue spine. Minor wear to wrappers include a few creases to edges and one very small closed tear to edge of rear wrapper. Writing in pen to top corner of half title page. Else is clean and bright. 446 pages. EDU/040817. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt, (1987). Hardcover. First American Edition of this book, with wonderful color photographs taken by Peter Christopher. In very good plus dust jacket with picture of a sailing ship along with title and author. In blue cloth with some fading along top edges. Interior is fine. 176 pages. MAR/042110. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus blue cloth boards w/bright gilt ship design and light blue border stamped on cover; gilt title to spine. Circular cup stain to front board, light soiling as well; front bottom corner is lightly bumped. In VG minus illustrated d.j. (chipping, creasing, taped along front hinge) Map endpapers, interior is yellowed but clean; hinge cracked between title page and verso but rest of binding is tight. 421 pp. + ads. Maritime. MARI/5293. Very Good -.
London: Harding and More Ltd, 1927. Hardcover. This is number 97 of 500 copies. Beige cloth backed blue paper covered boards with a paper title label to spine. Browning to spine and edges of boards. Small spot of soiling to front board. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpage and a few spots of foxing, else the interior is very clean.127 pages. POE/081309. Very Good.
London: Hutchinson & Co., (1977). Hardcover. Near fine in very good+ light brown illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight fading to spine panel and light edgewear to top edge of dust jacket. Pristine interior. 191 pages. Poetry Anthology. POEANT/510311. Near Fine / Very Good+.
New York: Sea Lore Publishing Co, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. "For the first time, the story of President Kennedy's sailing activities is told in detailed fullness with narrated incidents and colorful anecdotes that commemorate him as the White House Skipper" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and emblem to front cover. Occasional spots of soiling to first 25 pages, which affects a few images and text; however, all text remains legible. In light blue dust jacket with heavily faded title to spine and red title to front panel. Chipping to edges of jacket and remnants of price sticker to front panel. 101 pages. PRES/040919. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1883. Paperback. Very good- in brown paper wraps with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Orange and black illustrations to front wrapper. Minor chipping to wrappers and spine. Newspaper cut outs of poems laid in throughout. Cut outs have caused browning though else is clean and bright. 300 pages. Literature. POE310291. Very Good.
New York: Horizon House, 1936. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good Plus/Good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt illustration of naval officer to front board. Gilt to spine is slightly faded. Light wear to edges of spine and corners. Interior is browned along margins and is foxed lightly on some pages. Browned end pages. Gold dj with blue illustration to front panel. Dj has large open tear to rear panel, rubbing to panels, and heavy wear/chipping to top edges. Tightly bound. Appendixes, 226 pp. NAV/040504. Very Good +.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Hardcover. First edition. Inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper: "For Maurice Browne / in memory of Bombay, January 1905, and of all the years since then--with much love from Arthur / March 1942 / N.Y.C.". Inscribed below by the recipient: "This was the first of the two copies of his last book which Arthur gave to me. I give it: / To my dearly loved Molly, the severest and most helpful critic of my verse, the gentlest and most helpful critic of my conduct, the best of my exemplars. / Maurice / May 1948 / London". Browne was a well known poet, actor, and theater director. Bound in black cloth with gilt ornament to front cover and author and title to spine. Light bumping to corners and signs of handling but very good. Light offsetting to pastedowns but interior otherwise clean. In cream dust jacket with title and author in black to spine and front cover. Light bumping and rubbing with horizontal crease in middle of covers but still very good. 110 pages. POE/110316. Very Good / Very Good.