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.
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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.
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.
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.
Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1892. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to front cover. Ex-library with stamp from Budapest to title page and writting in pen beneath stamp. Pencil underlining to a few passages in table of contents, but clean otherwise. 327 pages. GER/0422216. Very Good.
Arles: Chez Mesnier, 1829. Paperback. Scarce. Jean-Baptiste Coye (1711-1771) was an Occitan language writer from Provence. He is recognized as amongh the foremost of Provence's 18th century authors. Occitan is a family of Romance languages spoken in Southern France and parts of Italy and Spain. Its closest relative is Catalan. In original blue wraps with blue paper spine and black title to front cover. Quite chipped and soiled with endpapers revealed where covers torn. Covers separated from text block along bottom edges of spine. Light foxing and browning throughout interior pages not affecting text legibility. Still an acceptable copy of this relative rarity. 84 pages. FRE/010914. Good in Wraps.
Paris: Chez Tous les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1854. Hardcover. Includes poems in French. Red cloth boards with gilt and leather label to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners including a half inch tear to the head of the spine. Foxing throughout. Frontispiece. Full gilt edges. A thin, smallish book. 179 pages. FRE/061820. Very Good.
Berlin: In der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1814. Hardcover. Second edition. Zweite rechtmassige, von dem Vater des Dichters; veranstaltete Ausgabe. Very good in tan speckled paper-covered boards, rubbed at corners and along spine. Interior has occasional lspots of foxing. 101 pages. In German GER1/2142.
Berlin: Im Prorylaen-Verlag, 1922. Hardcover. Number 143 of 200 numbered copies. Illustrated with 35 plates by Charles Eisen. Most of the illustrations are very provocative - many show partially clad women with men, some with the devil. Very good in full brown leather with gilt title label and gilt rules on spine. Gilt design on front cover. Minor scuffing to boards and minor wear to edges and hinges. Remnant of bookplate to front pastedown. Small open tear to front free endpage. Browning to margins of text pages; however, the illustration pages remain bright. Each chapter ends with a decorative tailpiece. An attractive book. German Literature. GER1/02131. 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.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1907. Hardcover. A pretty book of French songs and poetry bound in a prize binding of full brown tree calf with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Gilt insignia for teh Royal Grammar School, Lancaster to the front board. Certificate pasted down to front endpaper - a prize for French awarded by the Head Master, Herbert A. Watson to John Shilbeck Wane in 1907. Both hinges are starting and there are a few chips to spine ends. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Clean interior with illustrated title page. Preface in English as are subheads in Contents, but all poems are in FRENCH. 459 pages. FRE/030519. 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.
Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1932. Hardcover. In very good yellow cloth boards with tan title to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of boards slightly faded, owner name on front flyleaf. In tan illustrated jacket with title to spine and front cover. The dust jacket is darkened at spine, with minor chipping at spine ends and corners. Jacket is protected from further wear with a plastic cover. 327 pages. German Literature. GRL1/2081. Very Good + / Very Good.
Berlin: Verlag von Bruno Cassirer, 1921. Hardcover. A book of poetry. Very good in patterned paper covered boards with black leatherette spine titled in gilt. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Browning to edges of boards. Strips of maroon binders tape to interior hinges. Pages are browned. 72 pages. German. GER512071. Very Good.
roma: Enrico Voghera, 1895. Hardcover. A nice printing of 25 sonnets in Italian. Quinta Edizione con prefazione di Giosue Carducci e con ritrallo dell'autore inciso all'acqua forte da Cesare Biseo. Very good in off white boards with orange title on front cover. Some staining and spotting to covers and wear to edges and corners. Frontispiece engraving. 33 pages. Italian language. ITL1/0307. Very Good.
Trieste: Edizioni Lint, 1987. Slipcased. Limited edition. Number 218 of 250 copies. A book of Italian poetry. Very good in cream paper wrappers with black title to spine. Light creasing to front cover, else fine condition. In very good brown cardstock slipcase. Minor wear to edges of case. 37 pages. In Italian. ITA109261. Very Good.
Verlag, München: Meyer & Jeffen, (1921). Hardcover. 8vo. IN GERMAN. An epic poem considered to be the most significant Finnish work of literature. White parchment backed decorative paper boards with yellow leaf design. Gilt decoration and title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. A few spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall with bright text. Written in verse. Tight binding. 355 pages. GER/121404. Very Good.