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Huntsman, What Quarry?, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
141 Huntsman, What Quarry?
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1939 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue boards with clean unfaded cloth black spine and corners, clean bright unchipped label on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 94 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), very slight hint of soiling, a few very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019232

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Mine the Harvest, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
142 Mine the Harvest
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; hint of slight fading at board edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front fixed endpaper. Clean silver dustjacket with dark blue lettering is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears and a few very small shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. At the time of her death in 1950, Edna St. Vincent Millay was assembling material for a new book of poems--her first since 1940. The work of collecting the poems and deciding which of alternative versions should be used has been carried out by the poet's sister, Norma Millay. This collection, largely comprised of work produced since 1939, is first published here in book form and covers a wide range of mood, thought and expression. 013174

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Mine the Harvest, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
143 Mine the Harvest
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper; no other marks. 140 pgs. Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, small corner chip at rear base spine corner, slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Dustjacket is price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 015760

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There are No Islands, Anymore: Lines Written in Passion and in Deep Concern for England, France and My Own Country, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
144 There are No Islands, Anymore: Lines Written in Passion and in Deep Concern for England, France and My Own Country
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1940 First Wraps Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean blue/green wraps with black lettering on cover (stapled binding). No chipping or creasing, a couple of very miniscule closed edge tears. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 10 pgs., set by hand in Bulmer type at the Golden Hind Press in Madison, New Jersey, printed and bound by the Haddon Craftsmen in Camden, NJ for Harper & Brothers. 011600

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The Poetical Works of John Milton With a Memoir, and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writings, by James Montgomery - Volume I, Milton, John
145 The Poetical Works of John Milton With a Memoir, and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writings, by James Montgomery - Volume I
Milton, John
New York Leavitt & Allen 1874 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely decorated binding. Volume I only. No publication date, handwritten date of 1874 on front free endpaper. Light purple cloth boards with gold, black, green and orange decoration on cover and spine, blind-stamped decoration on rear board. Tiny pinpoint spots of wear at spine ends. Slight fading to background on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. All text block edges are gilt. Frontispiece portrait of John Milton. This volume includes the memoir of Milton, Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, Comus, Arcades, Minor Poems, Sonnets, Odes, Miscellanies, more. 368 pages. 026859

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A New Anthology of Modern Poetry, miscellaneous
146 A New Anthology of Modern Poetry
miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1939 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G46 in unclipped original jacket. Toledano binding no. G4. Stated "First Modern Library Giant Edition - 1939". Clean red cloth boards with gold torchrunner logo on cover, black title box and gold torchrunner on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, black top-stained upper page edges. Previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. No other marks. Edited, and with an Introduction by Selden Rodman. 448 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. 268 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collection includes poems by E.E. Cummings, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Hart Crane, Paul Engle, James Joyce, Carl Sandburg and many more outstanding poets. 023061

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An Anthology of New Hampshire Poetry, Miscellaneous
147 An Anthology of New Hampshire Poetry
Miscellaneous
Manchester, NH New Hampshire Federation of Women's Clubs 1938 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November, 1938) in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs of New Hampshire scenes. Compiled and edited by "The Committee" - Edith Haskell Tappan, Grace Holbrook Blood, Corinne Brown Ordway, Eleanor Vinton. 208 pages. Dust jacket slightly trimmed, has chip at top front panel edge, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024116

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Coridon's Song and Other Verses, miscellaneous
148 Coridon's Song and Other Verses
miscellaneous
London Macmillan 1894 Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering and elaborate illustration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt page edges. Clean dark green endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 1894 on title page; introduction dated 1894; no additional printings listed. Illustrations by Hugh Thomas, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Introduction by Austin Dobson. 163 pp. A lovely book, illustrated with beautiful drawings. Verses include: Coridon's Song; The Angler's Song; Who Liveth So Merry; Come Sweet Lass; Morning in London; A Journey to Exeter; How Happy Could I be With Either; A Hunting We Will Go; Oh! Dear! What Can the Matter Be!; Sir Dilberry Diddle. 019210

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Specimens of the British Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices and an Essay on English Poetry by Thomas Campbell, Esq., Miscellaneous
149 Specimens of the British Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices and an Essay on English Poetry by Thomas Campbell, Esq.
Miscellaneous
Philadelphia Henry Carey Baird 1854 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated 
Red cloth boards with gilt decoration on front cover and gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Spine lightly faded. Binding is tight & square, with neatly reinforced hinges. Endpapers illustrated with delicate green design. Previous owner's name on front fixed endpaper and front fly leaf. Pages and edges are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Beautiful photogravure illustrations with tissue guards. 749 pgs. with index. 014489

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The Greek Poets, Miscellaneous
150 The Greek Poets
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1953 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Modern Library Edition (stated) in original dust jacket. Modern Library No. 203. Toledano binding no. 8. Gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Very slight soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Kent style endpapers. Small previous owner bookplate in top corner of front pastedown. Edited, with an Introduction by Moses Hadas. 426 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge chipping, light soiling. 362 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023576

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151 A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry
Miscellaneous (Compiled by Conrad Aiken)
New York Modern Library 1944 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 101in unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean rust colored cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean Kent-style endpapers. Previous owner names (2) at top edge of half-title page. A few text pages have marginal notes and underlining. Edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. 490 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), has some shallow edge chipping (1/4" max) and slight age-toning. 360 titles listed on inside of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023409

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Love Songs of Scotland - Jewels of the Tender Passion selected from the writings of Burns, Tannahill, Scott, Ramsay, Lady Nairne, MacNeill, Jamieson, Hogg, Douglas, Allan, and Others, Miscellaneous (Robert W. Douglas, Editor)
152 Love Songs of Scotland - Jewels of the Tender Passion selected from the writings of Burns, Tannahill, Scott, Ramsay, Lady Nairne, MacNeill, Jamieson, Hogg, Douglas, Allan, and Others
Miscellaneous (Robert W. Douglas, Editor)
New York A. L. Burt 1901 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated binding with eight full page half-tone illustrations. Moss green cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Top page edges are gilt. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, seven additional illustrations. 214 pages with glossary. 028057

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Outside, Looking In, Montrois, Richard
153 Outside, Looking In
Montrois, Richard
Hicksville, NY Exposition Press 1980 0-682-49536-0 / 9780682495363 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "Libby, May you always share in the miracle majesty of life. Compliments of the author, Richard Montrois." 53 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of edge and corner wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Approx. 8" x 6". Poetry. 016914

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The Middle Kingdom: Poems 1929-1944, Morley, Christopher
154 The Middle Kingdom: Poems 1929-1944
Morley, Christopher
Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1944 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; small, neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 118 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, has short closed tear at top of spine with some browning from tape repair at tear site. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013013

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Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell, Motherwell, William
155 Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell
Motherwell, William
Boston Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1851 First Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
First Edition, published 1851. Clean original blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No chipping, no fading or bumping. Binding tight & square. No cracking. Pages clean and bright, no names or writing inside, with clean pale yellow endpapers. A lovely bright copy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 187 pages. William Motherwell was a Scottish poet and journalist. WARD00755

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The Face is Familiar - The Best Verse of Ogden Nash, Nash, Ogden
156 The Face is Familiar - The Best Verse of Ogden Nash
Nash, Ogden
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing 1941 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
A wonderful collection of Ogden Nash's poetry (selected by the author himself) in an illustrated dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Slight browning to endpapers. Clean illustrated jacket is as amusing as are the poems inside this book! Very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few very small edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027555

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There's Always Another Windmill, Nash, Ogden
157 There's Always Another Windmill
Nash, Ogden
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean multi-colored cloth boards (pink, lime green, and blue) with purple lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean gold endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Decorations by John Alcorn. 141 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), a few very tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Photo of author walking on the beach on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025277

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Poems for Penguins - And Other Lyrical Lapses, Newman, Joseph S.
158 Poems for Penguins - And Other Lyrical Lapses
Newman, Joseph S.
New York Greenberg 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Clean brown cloth boards with three yellow penguins on cover, yellow lettering on spine. Slightest hint of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small ink-stamped date at bottom of title page. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "For Helen Watkins - Joe Newman - 5/3/41." Illustrated by Trofimov. 153 pages. 027537

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Archetypal Lute, Noller, Rose
159 Archetypal Lute
Noller, Rose
London The Brookside Press 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Inscribed and signed by author on dedication page: "To Kenneth R. Holcomb - A poet is a "Maker" - and you are one! - Rose Noller." 51 pages. Dust jacket has light soiling/foxing, no chips, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024727

Price: 14.00 USD
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160 Poems
O'Connor, Joseph
New York/London G. P. Putnam's 1895 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, published 1895. Very clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Gilt lettering is bright and unchipped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 193 pgs. A lovely book. Size approx. 4-1/2" x 7" Poems include: New York Day at the World's Fair, A Cavalier's Sword-Song, The Captain's Dog, The Spring at Andersonville, and many more. 005509

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