New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine and gilt and blind stamp to front board. Minor fading to spine and slight shelfwear to board edges. Interior is mostly clean and bright with only slight aging to endpapers. Inscribed by author on FFEP. 76pp. POE/051304. Very Good +.
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Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1915. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. Limited to 500 numbered copies and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 3/4 white cloth backed blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Charming illustration of a tree in gilt to front board. Minor browning to spine and to edges of boards. Minor browning to endpages, else interior is very clean. Tight binding. POE/102005. Very Good.
New York: Bookman Associates, 1959. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Tall 8vo. Very Good in a Very Good, price-clipped dustjacket. Minor rubbing to dust jacket as well as 2 small closed tears to the top edge. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf, dated 1960. Poetry. POE1/4112. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Hong Kong: Phoenix Press, 1965. Paperback. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Mr. Zorthian With the compliments of the author. Nov. 19,1968." The recipient was Barry Zorthian, the well regarded U.S. spokesman during the Vietnam War. The author, a journalist and professor, wrote this book about Tung Chi-ping, who fled from the Chinese embassy in Burundi Africa to seek refuge with the U.S. Embassy there. Bound in brown paper wrappers with author and title to fron tocover. In near fine condition. 77 pages. CHINA/010913. Near Fine in Wraps.
The Hague: Mouton, 1968. Hardcover. 8vo. In brown cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. Previous owner's stamp to bottom edge of text block. Interior pristine. Signed and inscribed by Cooper on the first free endpage. The inscription reads "To Russel Kacher, With my best wishes for a rewarding career of learning and teaching." Index, 183 pages. POE/111506. Near Fine.
London: Humphrey Toulmin, 1930. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ARTIST; hand-numbered 142 of 500 copies. Very good plus green cloth 8vo., color illustrated paper pastedown to cover, bright gilt title to spine, which is faded. Top edge gilt. Interior is lovely: clean and bright (though faint foxing to endpapers); deckle-edge, vellum paper. Frontispiece + several illustrations throughout. 54 pp. Poetry. POE/10143. Very Good +.
Baltimore: Contemporary Poetry, 1963. Hardcover. 1st edition presentation copy, signed by author inside cover. Near fine blue boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Author;s inscription reads "For John, Loyal friend and best of companions in grim times and in gay. Richard, May 26, 1986."47 pages. Poetry. POE/9262. Very Good +.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1891. Hardcover. First edition. Original blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy, inscribed to Showell Rogers Esq, M.A. LLD. with the Author's kindest regards July 21st. 1891. Fine copy of this rare title. 175 pages. Poetry. POE/4103. Near Fine.
London: Bernard Stone, The Turret Bookshop, 1986. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in silver metallic side stapled stiff wraps with illustration on front cover by Heloise Wire. Presentation copy signed by the author on the title page. Dimensions: 4 x 6. Poetry. POE103161. Fine.
New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1924. Hardcover. #196 of 500 copies, signed by the author. Cream cloth backed with blue paper covered boards and title label on spine. Label worn at edges. Ex-library, with number written at base of spine, pastedown label on front endpaper, call number and title written on rear endpaper, small and light pencil markings on title page. Nonetheless very good in overall appearance; text clean. Poetry. POE1/6220. Very Good.
Ireland: Gallery Press, 1994. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. McGuinness (1953 - ), an accomplished Irish playwright, began his career as a poet. This collection marks his return to poetry. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with tight binding. Purple dust jacket with grey title to spine. 85 pages. POE/012908. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Brooklandville, MD: Electric Press, (1988). Paperback. INSCRIBED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS, GARY BLANKENBURG. Very good yellow side stapled paper wrappers. Damp stain to top of wrappers causes some slight rippling. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations. Author's inscription to inside flap of dust jacket. Brown dust jacket with black title to front panel. Poetry. POE/4233. Very Good in Wraps.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, . Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation copy: "For Victoria Ellis with the affectionate greetings of Marie Ada Molineux Venice 1926." Affixed below the inscription is a small photograph taken iin Venice. The author has also signed the title page and written in the date of publication. With bookplate of recipient on front pastedown. In original red cloth with light bumping and small chips to top of spine. Interior pages are clean. A nice copy in very good condition. 520 pages including index. POE/032513. Very Good.
New York: Exposition Press, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to spine. Light yellowing to interior. Slight musty smell. Inscription to front free end page. White and blue dust jacket with blue title to spine and white title to front panel. Minor foxing, edgewear, and browning to dust jacket. 94 pages. POE/021819. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1932). Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Number 246 on 600 copies. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Slight fading to spine. Inscription to front free end page dated August 1932. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Untrimmed page edges. 142 pages. English History. ENGHIST02/0530.
San Francisco: Bancroft Company, 1893. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Labeled Volume 1, though this was the only volume published. Introduction by Frank M. Pixley. Including Biographical and Historical Notes in Prose. Dark blue cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and light dampstaining to front board. Bookplate of Frank Stephen Dolley. Illustrated title pages. Clean, tight interior. 260 pages. POE/071406. Very Good.
Baltimore: Viltis, 1983. Hardcover. 8vo. SCARCE. SIGNED BY AUTHOR'S WIFE, to whom which the book is dedicated. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed by previous owner. Brown dust jacket with white title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 96 pages. BALT/121305. Fine in Very good Plus dj.
London: Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. Inscribed by the author to the distinguished editor, Catherine Carver: "For Catharine / who launched this book with a bouquet worthy of The Canterbury Tales / with gratitude / from Jon". "A detached but compassionate observation of other people's lives a the moment of crisis gives the opening poems of this book a photographic quality. These 'stills' prepare for a moving sequence in which the poet's eye is turned on himself to record a personal crisis, the birth of a mongol son" (jacket). Bound in textured orange paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In brown and white patterned dust jacket with white spine panel and brown title to spine. Minor browning to spine panel of jacket, and short closed tear to bottom edge, else fine. 63 pages. POE/101416. Fine / Near Fine.