January SALE: books in our Books about books, Transportation (Aviation, Automotive, and Railroad), and Political Science sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
This sale excludes artists' books, private press, and items sold on consignment. Additional items are available for sale in our open shop.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1970. Hardcover. A comprehensive compilation of more than 2,600 writings about Dickinson between 1850-1968. Bound in dark green cloth in bright pink dust jacket with title to spine. Very good in chipped, price clipped dust jacket. 322 pages. BOB/102016. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Chicago and London: St. James Press, 1968. Hardcover. Number 18 of 100 copies signed by Day-Lewis. It includes the first appearance in book form of his poem "Sunday Afternoon." Bound in dark blue cloth with title and compilers' names to spine in silver. Near fine with black paper wrappers with fading to spine. With three portraits of the poet. 42 pages. BOB/102716. Near Fine / Very Good.
Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1984. Hardcover. "Should children be called natural poets? How can the creative efforts of children be recognized and encouraged, yet placed in the perspective of a body of poetic literature? What role should parents, teachers, educators, and poet-teachers play in fostering children's appreciation of poetry and in encouraging their creativity and imagination through the writing of poetry?" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with white title to spine. Previous owner's signature in pen to front free endpaper. Pink dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Wear and a few closed tears to edges of jacket. 354 pages. POE/050918. Very Good / Very Good.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. With an interesting handwritten note of the free front endpaper by the author Lee Edmonds Grove dated 22 August 1949, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, recounting a conversation with Frost about the Mertins and Frost's dim view of the information in this book. Bound in red cloth with some light spots of fading. Red and cream dust jacket has creases, a browned spine, and red spots on the inner back. Very good minus. 91 pages. BOB/102016. Very Good / Good.
London: Royal Academy of Arts published in association with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . Hardcover. Although best known today for his Nonsense rhymes and verse, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a fine and prolific artist of landscapes, natural history, and travel scenes. This catalogue of the exhibit of Lear's work held at the Royal Academy in 1985 brings together for the first time on this scale the full range of this highly talented artist's work (from the publisher). In addition to the many illustrations, the catalogue includes three introductory essays, a chronology, and bibliography of his Nonsense books and of his ornithological work. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. In a red dust jacket with title to spine and cover. A few nicks and small tear along edge of jacket but very good. The bound volume is in fine condition. Large quarto. 216 pages. BOB/103116. Fine / Very Good.
New York: Rizzoli, . Hardcover. First edition. "This unique poem celebrates poetry by providing a personal, intimate connection with the act of its creation. Based on an exhibition at the New York Public Library, this book draws the reader into the real world of the poet - ink spots, tobacco stains, and all - by presenting a wide range of working drafts, letters, diary entries, photographs, and memorabilia. One hundred writers from the seventeenth century to the present day are represented" (jacket). Illustrated. Quarter black paper with tan paper boards titled in white on the spine. In dark brown dust jacket titled in white on the spine and front panels. Clean and bright. 358 pages. BOB/101216. Fine / Fine.