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Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1885. Hardcover. Volume V of De Quincy's Works. Reprint edition. Overall very good in blue cloth with title label on spine. Rubbing and foxing to label. Occasional pencil underlining through first 50 pages. Minor foxing to end pages. Previous owner's bookplate (small) on front endpaper. Poetry. POE1/7100. Very Good.
Paris: Lefevre, 1834. Hardcover. Third edition. Very good- in 3/4 maroon leather with marble paper boards. Front hinge repaired. Rubbing and chipping at corners. Rear board is rubbed and warped from minor water damage. Foxing to endpapers, title page, final 20 pages. Damp staining to 2nd half of pages. Signed binding. 914 pages. Poetry. POE1/5030. Very Good -.
Baltimore: Society of American Poets, 1943. Paperback. Very good- in green paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Soiling to top of front wrapper and to spine. Small christmas sticker to front wrapper. Minor edgewear. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 101 pages + table of contents. Poetry. POE/041816. Very Good -.
Baltimore: Society of American Poets, 1943. Paperback. Very good- in purple paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Fading and soiling to front wrapper and to spine. Minor edgewear. Moderate foxing to title page and dedication page and a few spots to margins of first few pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 92 pages. Poetry. POE/020918. Very Good -.
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.
Baltimore: Pen and Pad Press, 2016. Paperback. First book of poetry by this young writer. He grew up in Kentucky but now lives in Baltimore and is inspired to write of both places and his experiences there. In brown, yellow, and white paper wraps with title and author to front cover and spine. In fine condition. 5 x 6 inches. 57 pages. POE/071817. Fine.
London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Hardcover. First Edition of author's first book. The poet and minister Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900) was a friend of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones from their days together at Oxford. He contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge magazine, and later became a friend and correspondent of Gerard Manley Hopkins. He dedicated this book to Burne-Jones. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title and author to spine. Fading to spine and to part of covers adjacent to spine otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean and tight with light aging to page margins. A very nice copy, uncommon in this condition. 152 pages plus one page of ads. POETRY/082211. Very Good.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. Hardcover. Inscribed (but not signed) by the author "To Theodore Martin with the compliments of the author. May 18 1877." Theodore Martin (1816 - 1909) was a Scottish poet and translator. Very good in original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges of boards and small spot to rear cover. Occasional spots of foxing to the interior, else clean. 209 pages with 31 pages of advertisements. POE/022814. Very Good.
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.
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.
London: Bell and Daldy, 1869. Hardcover. Presentation Copy. Inscribed "To my dear Friend Mrs. Tipping with the love of her affec[tionate] Sophie May Eckley. London Nov. 30th 1868 (and many a happy memory of Chatsworth). Bound in original green cloth with black ruling and design to covers and gilt author and title to spine. Some bumping and chipping but otherwise in very good condition. Spotting to endpapers and occasional spotting in text. A very nice copy. 277 pages plus 2 page publisher addendum with quotes from reviews of Eckley's first book. POE/061112. 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.
Israel: Even Hoshen, 2009. Someck, Ronny. Hardcover. Numbered and signed by the author and printer. A collection of five poems by Ronny Someck about ballet with two hand-colored illustrations. Someck is an Israeli poet, musician, and artist who has won multiple awards for his poetry including the Prime Minister's Award, the Hans Berghhuis prize for poetry, and the Yehuda Amichai Award for Hebrew poetry. He is internationally renowned with poems published in over thirty-five languages and ten books of poetry published in English. The Even Hoshen press was founded in 1994 by Uzi Agassi, who was later joined by his son Ido. Their work is letterpress printed on high quality paper with hand made bindings and illustrations. Pointe Shoes is a dos-a-dos structure printed in both English and Hebrew. It is bound in black cloth boards with inset cloth ballet slippers to both boards and decorative pink and black ribbons to spine. The center of both signatures features four black and pink flourishes. Printed on Grandee paper and handset in Alt-Mediaval and Margalit type. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. A fine production. Unpaginated. [18 pages.] PRI/032713. Fine.
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+.