New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Hardcover. Very good in very good- beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling and edge wear to dust jacket as well as minor browning. Charming illustrations by Dorothy Lathrop. 144 pages. Poetry. POE2/3112. Very Good in Very Good- DJ.
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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.
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.
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.
Barcelona: Elies Plana, 2018. Hardcover. One of 50 regular copies from an edition of 72. The printer Elies Plana is a Barcelona based book artist and printer who has been working in the field for the last 15 years. After studying fine arts at the art school of Olot, he joined the workshop of his father, Miquel Plana. He learned the craft and the different techniques by helping and assisting his father in the production of over 100 fine books. He not only learned the love for the books but also for the craftsmanship involved in every stage of producing them. In 2008 he started his own projects that vary from editions book, prints and special commissions. He works with different techniques, from linocuts and woodcut to etching, and uses lead and wood types to print the texts. He has worked with different writers and poets, mainly related to the Catalan culture. This striking book is the result of a collaboration between Plana and a number of other contributors. The text is an unpublished poem written by Ateri Miawatl in the Nahuatl language of the Uto-Aztecan family, which originated in Mesoamerica and is spoken by 1.4 million people in central Mexico. It was translated into Spanish by Omar Gatica. Maria Merce Padrose and Miquel Colomer did the Catalan version and D. Sam Abrams the English version. The books design and layout were done by Gabriela Comba. The handsome yellow and black linocuts are by Francisco Villa. Printed on GravArt paper. Bound in bright yellow paper covered boards, with title in black with a design of the title's letters debossed around it. Black cloth spine with title in yellow. In fine condition. Measures 9 x 13 inches. Housed in a brown cardboard slipcase. Unpaginated [17 pages]. PRI/102518. Fine.