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Christmas Carols and Midsummer Songs, American Poets
1 Christmas Carols and Midsummer Songs
American Poets
Boston D. Lothrop & Co. 1881 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Dark Maroon cloth boards almost black with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Beveled edges. Light wear at top and bottom of spine. Cloth boards are clean, with a few very light scratches to boards. Gilt top page edges. Clean decorated endpapers. Contemporary previous owner name on interior blank page with date 1889. Pages have a few small spots.70 pgs. Rear hinge has a small bit of cracking to paper only. Signatures starting to loosen. Frontis illustration with tissue guard, lovely illustrations throughout. A really charming and attractive old book of beautiful songs, poems and illustrationsAntiquarian. 008503

Price: 30.00 USD
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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
2 Walt Whitman's Secret
Aronin, Ben
Chicago Argus Books 1955 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fictionalized biography of the great American poet. Not only Whitman but Emerson, Thoreau, Foster, Melville, and scores of other famed writing personalities come to vibrant life in this magnificently written story. 026910

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The Stone Mason of Tor House - The Life and Times of Robinson Jeffers, Bennett, Melba Berry
3 The Stone Mason of Tor House - The Life and Times of Robinson Jeffers
Bennett, Melba Berry
New York The Ward Ritchie Press 1966 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean book SIGNED by the author in original unclipped jacket. Later printing (no statement of edition). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold letteirng on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "For Dan McCall - Warm Regards, Melba Berry Bennett." Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. 264 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First full-length biography of Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets. 022152

Price: 40.00 USD
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Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Bryant, William Cullen
4 Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant
Bryant, William Cullen
New York D. Appleton and Company 1878 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated binding. Clean green cloth boards with botanical and bird decoration in green, brown and black wrapping around from front board to spine to rear cover, along with gold border decoration at top and bottom. Stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through at corner tips. Very small tears at top and bottom spine ends. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean (gilt page edges all around). Floral endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Hinges are sound. Frontispiece portrait of William Cullen Bryant. Illustrated by one hundred engravings from drawings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Alfred Fredericks, and Others. 501 pages. 026113

Price: 55.00 USD
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MILLAY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, Cheyney, Anne
5 MILLAY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE
Cheyney, Anne
University, Alabama University of Alabama Press 1975 0817371613 / 9780817371616 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper, tasteful previous owner bookplate on front paste-down beneath jacket flap. 160 pp. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (7.95 on lower front dustjacket flap), a few tiny closed edge tears, very light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020279

Price: 15.00 USD
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Splintered Darkness, Chisolm, William Mason
6 Splintered Darkness
Chisolm, William Mason
Brooklyn, NY Trilon Press 1953 First Hardcover Good+ no dustjacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Blue paper-covered boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. Sunning to spine and edges. Spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Merrell Lorothra (sp?) and the children. Expressing thanks for the courtesies extended over the years. Blessings Always, Bill - William Mason Chisolm - December 14, 1953." 86 pages. 022859

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Between Eternities, Crowell, Grace Noll
7 Between Eternities
Crowell, Grace Noll
New York Harper & Brothers 1944 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean red-orange boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking. Previous owner names, date on front endpapers. 56 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, clean, with edge chipping, edge tears. Author's photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024492

Price: 12.00 USD
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Stories from Italian Poets (First Series) Dante Alighieri - With critical notices of the life and genius of the author, Dante Alighieri (Leigh Hunt, editor)
8 Stories from Italian Poets (First Series) Dante Alighieri - With critical notices of the life and genius of the author
Dante Alighieri (Leigh Hunt, editor)
New York G. P. Putnam 1888 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Small volume from the "Knickerbocker Nuggets" series. Size approx. approx. 4" x 6". Floral decorated cover with dark blue spine decorated in gold. Very little wear, binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Gilt top page edges. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Some small page decorations at chapter headings. 274 pages. 027167

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The Fading Smile - Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, 1955-1960, Davison, Peter
9 The Fading Smile - Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, 1955-1960
Davison, Peter
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 348 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. 024976

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New Poems, Drinkwater, John
10 New Poems
Drinkwater, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1925 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean paper-covered boards with clean unchipped paper label on spine. No fraying or wear-through, very light bumping to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tiny historical bookseller ticket from "Syracuse University Book Store" at bottom corner of front fixed endpaper. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "John Drinkwater - Syracuse - October 15, 1925." 64 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), has one 1-1/2" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "In this, the latest volume of John Drinkwater's verse, we have the result of two years' concentrated work and the full maturity of one of England's most gifted poets. It is especially in the reflective quality of these fine lyrics that one is conscious of the steady increase in his range and power." 026787

Price: 50.00 USD
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Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella, E. L. Doctorow
11 Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella
E. L. Doctorow
New York Random House 1984 0394525302 / 9780394525303 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean burgundy endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 145 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026988

Price: 15.00 USD
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12 The First Romantics
Elwin, Malcolm
New York/Toronto Longsmans, Green & Co. 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 280 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear, a few very short closed edge tears, some faint brown age spotting to spine area. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collective biography on Wordworth, Coleridge, and Southey. 011491

Price: 12.00 USD
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Romney Gay's Picture Book of Poems, Gay, Romney
13 Romney Gay's Picture Book of Poems
Gay, Romney
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1946 Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Romney Gay, Illustrator 
Clean illustrated color boards in original dust jacket. No names, writing or marks. Slight wear to top and bottom spine edge, corner tips. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. Lovely illustrations in color and black and white by the author. A wonderful collection of poems for children by various poets, 36 pages. Dustjacket is clean, unchipped, a few closed corner tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023652

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Greek Poets, Hadas, Moses (Editor)
14 The Greek Poets
Hadas, Moses (Editor)
New York Modern Library 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Modern Library Edition (stated), in clean original jacket. Modern Library No. 203. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (very small previous owner name at top edge back side of front free endpaper). Black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent-style endpapers. Edited, with an Introduction by Moses Hadas. 426 pages. Jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has very small edge chips at top and bottom spine edges, hint of age-toning. 362 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022341

Price: 20.00 USD
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Seven Great American Poets, Hart, Beatrice
15 Seven Great American Poets
Hart, Beatrice
New York / Boston / Chicago Silver Burdett & Company 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Very clean green ribbed cloth boards with light green decoration and gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of bumping to spine corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Preface by Beatrice Hart. Illustrated with photographic plates. Poetic works by William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell. 323 pages with index. 022113

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The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades, and Greece, Hiestand, Emily
16 The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades, and Greece
Hiestand, Emily
Boston Beacon Press 1992 0-8070-7118-8 / 9780807071182 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
AS NEW first edition. Very clean pale gray boards with clean purple cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Poet, writer, artist, and naturalist Emily Hiestand takes us to four far-flung corners of the globe and gives us some of the most sensual, learned, and witty writing about place to appear in years. 8vo. Travel. 015400

Price: 15.00 USD
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Poets in A Landscape, Highet, Gilbert
17 Poets in A Landscape
Highet, Gilbert
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1957 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly ink-stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. 267 pages + index. Clean dust jacket has small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, tiny bit of wear at spine ends. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The lives of seven Latin poets: Catullus, Vergil, Propertius, Horace, Tibullus, Ovid and Juvenal are brought to life in this book by the distinquished classicist author. 024623

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Love Concealed, Housman, Laurence
18 The Love Concealed
Housman, Laurence
London Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean, solid first edition. Green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Printed on high quality paper with deckled edges. Pages are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 115 pages. 024869

Price: 15.00 USD
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Moortown, Hughes, Ted
19 Moortown
Hughes, Ted
New York Harper & Row 1979 0-06-012016-9 / 9780060120160 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Leonard Baskin, Illustrator 
Very clean toast brown boards with stamped bull impression on cover, metallic lettering on black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. with illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A poetry collection from one of England's finest poets about ordinary life of serious farming. Clean collectible condition. 8vo. Poetry. 015254

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Chinese Nightingale - and Other Poems, Lindsay, Vachel
20 The Chinese Nightingale - and Other Poems
Lindsay, Vachel
New York Macmillan 1920 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Decorated yellow cloth boards (dragon and pagoda motif). Light soiling to spine and boards. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and free from previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "My good wishes to Mildred M. McOmber - Nicholas Vachel Lindsay - May 9, 1921, Syracuse, New York - Come let us be bold with our songs." 127 pages. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931) was an American poet. He is considered the father of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive correspondence with the poet Yeats details his intentions to revive the musical qualities in poetry as had been practiced by the ancient Greeks. For the final twenty years of his life, Lindsay was one of the best-known poets in the US. His reputation was high enough to enable him to befriend, encourage, and mentor other poets, such as Langston Hughes and Sara Teasdale. Vachel Lindsay, together with Langston Hughes, helped define the school of Jazz Poetry in the first decades of the 20th century. 022877

Price: 1000.00 USD
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