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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good- in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Rubbing to exterior. bumping to corners and spine ends. Cracks to interior hinges. Inscription to previous owner dated 1876 to front free end page. Sporadic foxing and browning thoughout. Text is clean and bright. 152 pages. Poetry. POE3/3252. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1882. Hardcover. Bound in the original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gold on the spine and front cover. Gentle bump to lower corners, light wear at the head of the spine, otherwise particularly bright and attractive. Slight browning to margins, else clean interior. 448 pages plus 16 pages of ads. POE/102516. Fine.
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871. Paperback. Original orange paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor fading and wear to edges and spine of wrappers. Minor bumping to top corner of text block. Else is clean and bright. copyright page is unopened. Illustrations throughout. 23 pages. POE/111516. 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.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1924. Hardcover. VG in red cloth with title label on spine. Browning to title label. Some spots of discoloration to exterior. Inscription to front free end page and few lines of writing in pen to half title page and verso. Minor foxing to interior margins of several pages. Else is clean and bright. Selected and edited with an introduction by John Erskine. Poetry Anthology. POEANT01/020800. Very Good.
Edinburgh: Privately printed for the Aungervyle Society, 1884. Paperback. Scarce, limited edition, #94 of 150 copies. Good plus 8vo. in original vellum wrappers, browned and moderately soiled, lightly wrinkled. Black linen tape spine w/string binding, tape loosened from front cover and front cover is nearly detached. Interior is lightly browned. Light soiling to title-page and final page. Deckle edges, lightly chipped. Text is bright and clean, no foxing or staining. In wraps. Poetry. POE/12163. Good +.
London: Elkin Mathews, 1896. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition.Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845-1923) was a successful Irish author and poet. At the beginning of her career she contributed to many magazines, including Cornhill Magazine, Longman's Magazine, and the Irish Monthly. With Frederick Furnivall she founded the Browning Society in 1881. Bound in original light green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Browning to spine and edges of boards with a few markings to rear board. Includes frontispiece illustration by Mary E. Swan with browned tissue guard. Ex-library from St. Mary's Clapham Library. There are no library markings aside from their modest bookplate which is affixed to the front pastedown. The interior is clean and bright. Very good conidition. 55 pages plus 20 pages of ads. POE/062910. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Pale green cloth covered boards with embossed title to front board and gilt title to spine. Very slight fading to bottom and top edges of boards. Pristine interior. Ticket to Folger Poetry Series laid in. Pail green and black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight toning to edges of inside of dust jacket. 93 pages. POET/120711. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Minnesota: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2001. Number 27/144 copies. Signed by the poet. Bill Holm (1943-2009) was a highly regarded Minnesota poet, essayist, musician, and teacher. This broadside was printed on the occasion of the author's reading at Open Ended: A Works in Progress Series in 2001. Printed in three colors at the Fernwerks Press on Fox River paper. Small creases on two corners and top edge otherwise very good plus. POE/011615. Very Good+.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1933. Hardcover. A nice copy of an interesting compilation of many of Robert Browning's letters friends and family written from 1830 to 1889. With 16 illustrations, lengthy notes, and a detailed index. Bookplate of noted collector Stuart B. Schimmel. Octavo bound in red cloth with title in gilt to spine. In very good condition. POE/102412. Very Good.
London: John Lane and The Bodley Head, 1896. Hardcover. First Edition. Nora Hopper (1871-1906) was an English poet whose work was strongly imbued with the Celtic sentiment. Although little known today, she was championed in her day by William Butler Yeats. Includes inscription and poem in ink on front free end page in the hand of Jessica Duncan Jamieson, as well as a tipped in rebuttal poem title to JDJ with a slip of paper reading "William Parker" securing it. Another poem written in pencil appears facing this page, and another poem in the same hand is written in pencil on rear free end page. Bound in highly decorated green cloth with red and black floral designs on front and back boards, and title and author in gilt to spine. In very good condition with light bumping to corners. Interior in very good condition. Untrimmed fore-edge. 151 pages plus 15 pages of ads. POE/041811. Very Good.
New York: House of Books, Ltd., 1939. Hardcover. LIMITED FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. NUMBER 68 OF 250. Small 8vo. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor browning to front free end page. Else is pristine with untrimmed pages. In original glassine dust jacket with a few small closed tears to the edges. Unpaginated. PRI/102016. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., 1896. Laurence Housman. Hardcover. First Edition. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "To W.B. Blaikie with sincere regards from Laurence Housman Feb. 18th 1897." Blaikie was a master printer and the head of the Edinburgh firm of T. and A. Constable, which produced several of Housman's books. This was an early work by Housman (1865-1959), the renowned English writer, illustrator, and playwright. Each of these seven Christian fantasy tales for adults is preceded by a lovely engraving by Housman and followed the verse "inset." Housman also did the cover design, title-page, and initial letters. In original green publisher's cloth, with bumping, fading, and sunning to spine. Interior pages are very nice, with light browning to margins and deckled edges. In very good condition.138 pages plus five pages of review comments for two other Housman books. LIT/042414. Very Good.