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121 The Courtship of Miles Standish
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Philadelphia Henry Altemus 1900 Hardcover Very Good 
Decorated American trade binding. No date of publication - circa 1900. Size approx. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". Dark blue cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners (one lower spine corner has very tiny spot of wear-through). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; very small square previous owner bookplate on front pastedown and beautifully penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. Decorative itle page in red and green. 208 pages. 028124

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The Hanging of the Crane, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
122 The Hanging of the Crane
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1907 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Beautiful collectible quality book. Very clean green cloth boards with large color paste-on illustration (unchipped). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean blank endpapers; no names,writing or marks. EIght beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards by Arthur I. Keller; page decorations by Florence W. Swan. 024831

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Poems of Longfellow, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
123 The Poems of Longfellow
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
New York Modern Library 1944 Hardcover Very Good+ Allen Lewis, Illustrator 
Illustrated Modern Library Edition in original slipcase. Clean unfaded illustrated paper-covered boards with clean green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. Illustrated by Allen Lewis. 732 pages. Clean very good paper-covered slipcase with clean unchipped paste-on label, chipping along open edge, no cracking. 024299

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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (with numerous illustrations), Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
124 The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (with numerous illustrations)
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1885 Hardcover Good+ 
1885 Victorian decorated binding. Brown cloth boards with bevelled edges, botanical design with circular portrait of Longfellow's home on cover,decorated spine. Wear to corner tips and spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (gilt page edges) with clean chocolate endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Many additional illustrations and page decorations. 348 pages with index. 027786

Price: 15.00 USD
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Breaks in the Clouds, Lunt, Carroll
125 Breaks in the Clouds
Lunt, Carroll
Prairie City, Illinois The Decker Press 1948 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean sky blue cloth boards with unchipped silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Nicely inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Marjorie and Drew Morris - with whose charming mother and her fine friends the author has just enjoyed a splendid evening in which you and Anne Dodd Morris were toasted and remembered affectionately. - Carroll Lunt - August 8th, 1948, Los Angeles, Cal." 97 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027928

Price: 65.00 USD
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One Touch of Nature and Other Poems - A Treasury of Picture and Song, Mack, Robert Ellice
126 One Touch of Nature and Other Poems - A Treasury of Picture and Song
Mack, Robert Ellice
New York E. P. Dutton 1892 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding. Green cloth boards with bevelled edges, white black and gold daisy and spiderweb, insect design on cover with gold lettering. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean (gilt page edges). Clean chocolate brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with monochrome Illustrations.Printed by E. Nister at Nuremberg on high quality heavy paper. 48 pages. Arranged by Robert Ellice Mack, a variety of poets include Clifton Bingham, E. Nesbit, Adelaide Procter, Helen F. Wood, Alice Havers, Fred Hines, and more. Ornaments, Headpieces, Letterings, and Initials by R. A. Bell, Agnes Pearce, and R. K. Cowtan. 021960

Price: 75.00 USD
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A Thousand and One Gems of Poetry, Mackay, Charles
127 A Thousand and One Gems of Poetry
Mackay, Charles
London / New York George Routledge & Sons 1880 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
No date of publication, circa 1880. Poems selected and arranged by Charles Mackay, L.L.D. with many illustrations on wood. Clean decorated brown cloth boards (decoration extends to spine and rear board). Small tear to cloth at upper spine corner (1/3"). Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. Two-page Introduction. Many wonderful illustrations. 538 pages with index and small illustration on last page (539). 024659

Price: 40.00 USD
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Public Speech, MacLeish, Archibald
128 Public Speech
MacLeish, Archibald
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing in original dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, some browning to endpapers near binding edge. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chips and tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012941

Price: 10.00 USD
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Sweethearts Always: Poems of Love, Madison, Janet (editor)
129 Sweethearts Always: Poems of Love
Madison, Janet (editor)
Chicago Reilly & Britton 1907 Fifth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Fred S. Manning, Illustrator 
Pretty decorated binding with lovely illustrations. Clean orange cloth boards with clean oval paste-on illustration, decorative border stamped in cream; gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean. All pages are decorated, including endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Top page edges are gilt. Illustrated with pastel drawings by Fred S. Manning. 210 pages with index to first lines. Beautiful and romantic poems by fine writers, including Byron, Whittier, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Shelley, Swineburn, Coleridge, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and many more. 027482

Price: 22.00 USD
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Prairie Flowers and Meadow Grasses, Makeever, Idael
130 Prairie Flowers and Meadow Grasses
Makeever, Idael
Stromsburg, Nebraska Idael Makeever 1899 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Very scarce book of poems by Idael Makeever (1867-1954), poet and fiction writer born in Valparaiso, Indiana and long-time resident of Nebraska. Book is bound in dark green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration in upper left corner of cover. Bevelled edges. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers (lightly pencilled previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). 92 pages. 023805

Price: 75.00 USD
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Without Apology, Marie Daerr Boehringer
131 Without Apology
Marie Daerr Boehringer
Francestown, New Hampshire Golden Quill Press 1981 0823303330 / 9780823303335 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition in clean dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean smooth white boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. As-new condition. Pages and edges are clean, with green endpapers. Signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Marie Daerr Boehringer". 80 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027532

Price: 100.00 USD
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Vibrations In Sanctuary, Marks, Jim
132 Vibrations In Sanctuary
Marks, Jim
Palo Alto, CA Jamal Publishing 1970 Revised Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black and white wraps with stapled binding. Clean author's photo on rear panel. No creasing, very tiny spot of wear at top of spine. All pages clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 65 pgs. Poetry by African American poet Jim Marks. 8 Vo. Poetry. 012979

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Dream and Other Poems, Masefield, John
133 The Dream and Other Poems
Masefield, John
New York The MacMillan Co. 1923 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Judith Masefield, Illustrator 
Set up and electrotyped, Published June, 1923. First edition after the Limited Edition. Clean burgundy cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gilt stamped lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 63 pgs. 012923

Price: 10.00 USD
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Our Favorites - Our Favorite Poets and Poems Old and New, Maxwell, Mrs. Gen. O. C.
134 Our Favorites - Our Favorite Poets and Poems Old and New
Maxwell, Mrs. Gen. O. C.
Jersey City, NJ Star Publishing Company 1891 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated cloth binding, with elaborate silver, gold and black decoration on cover and spine. Approx. size 8-1/2" x 11-1/2". Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Slight bumping to corners, two tiny spots of wear to base of spine corners. Pages and edges are clean with clean floral decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; every page has red decorative border; additional black and white illustrations throughout. 414 pp. with index. Includes poems of William Cullen Bryant, Henry Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and many more, plus drawings of their homes. 019956

Price: 60.00 USD
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Treasures from the Poetic World, with Biographical Sketches, McAlpine, Prof. Frank
135 Treasures from the Poetic World, with Biographical Sketches
McAlpine, Prof. Frank
Philadelphia / Chicago Elliott & Beezley 1883 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Pretty decorated binding - brown cloth boards with gold and black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through to corner tips and spine ends. One spot of soiling (smaller than a dime) to rear board. Bevelled edges. Hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean but tanned, text block edges top-stained rose red. Clean floral endpapers. No names or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings. 400 pages. A lovely old book of Victorian poems, including works from Lord Byron, Coleridge, Longfellow, Tennyson, Whittier, Harte and many more. 026116

Price: 25.00 USD
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Complete Cheerful Cherub - 1001 Verses, McCann, Rebecca
136 Complete Cheerful Cherub - 1001 Verses
McCann, Rebecca
New York Covici Friede 1932 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean orange cloth boards with blue and white cherub decoration on cover, bule and white lettering on spine. Slight fading to background on spine. One pinhead spot of wear at base rear corner of spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean bright illustrated endpapers (yellow and blue). With a Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner. 1001 versus with adorable cherub illustrations by Rebecca McCann. 512 pages. 025391

Price: 40.00 USD
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Complete Cheerful Cherub 9 Containing 1001 Verses Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form, With A Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner, McCann, Rebecca
137 Complete Cheerful Cherub 9 Containing 1001 Verses Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form, With A Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner
McCann, Rebecca
New York Crown Publishers 1948 Later printing Hardcover Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Later printing (19th) in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with cherub illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners and spine ends. Binding is tight, pages are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper, along with name neatly penned at top FFE edge. Illustrated endpapers. Cheerful Cherub illustrations throughout, alongside the adorable poems. 510 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has wear and tears and some tape repairs along spine folds, 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026283

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Short Walk from the Station, McGinley, Phyllis
138 A Short Walk from the Station
McGinley, Phyllis
New York The Viking Press 1952 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roberta MacDonald Signed
Second printing, signed by author, in original clean dust jacket. Clean light brown cloth boards with light brown lettering in dark brown title box on spine and front cover. Very light hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square., pages and edges are clean. Pages topstained a beautiful deep burgundy-brown. Tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Front free endpaper inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. With many delightful illustrations by Roberta MacDonald. 175 pgs. Bright dustjacket is not price clipped; no tears, chips or creases. Very light hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 5-3/4" x 8-1/4". 014640

Price: 15.00 USD
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139 Intervals
McKuen, Rod
New York Harper & Row 1986 0-06-015635-X / 9780060156350 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with illustration (sketch of author's face) on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, marks or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 143+ pgs. 005107

Price: 15.00 USD
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Bachelor Ballads - Being Certain of the Masterpieces of Verse; Wherein is Set Forth the Sentiment of Good-Fellowship, McManus, Blanche
140 Bachelor Ballads - Being Certain of the Masterpieces of Verse; Wherein is Set Forth the Sentiment of Good-Fellowship
McManus, Blanche
Philadelphia David McKay 1898 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding; first thus by David McKay (originally copyright 1898 by New Amsterdam Book Company). Unfaded green ribbed cloth boards with cover decoration (gentleman dressed for riding in red coat, black boots and riding crop in hand) black letttering with pipe, book and horn decoration, red line border, red lettering of words "old wine - old books - old friends". Black lettering and decoration on spine. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, no foxing; neatly penned previous owner name and date neatly penned on half title page. 29 poems, ballads and drinking songs, written for men's enjoyment, with brown pen & ink drawings. 159 pages. Includes "The Angler's Wish" by Izaak Walton, "Drinking Song", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Farewell to Tobacco", by Charles Lamb, "A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea" by Allan Cunningham, and many more. 022759

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