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Archetypal Lute, Noller, Rose
161 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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162 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Handwriting, Ondaatje, Michael
163 Handwriting
Ondaatje, Michael
Toronto, Ontario, Canada McClelland & Stewart 1998 0771068778 / 9780771068775 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket - as new condition. Clean gray boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 78 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024371

Price: 20.00 USD
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Why Not, Oppenheimer, Joel
164 Why Not
Oppenheimer, Joel
Rochester, NY Press of the Good Mountain 1985 Limited Edition Hard Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
The publication of "Why Not" was produced in the Typographic Workshop at RIT, under the direction of Mr. Archie Provan. The text is set in Deepdene and Deepdene Italic, cast by Mr. Hart Thomson. It is printed on Rives Lightweight and Hosho papers in an edition of 100 signed copies, of which this is No. 86. Clean textured tan boards with brown textured spine. White card title box pastedown with crisp black lettering. Very thick, crisp cardstock endpapers. Pages are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 38 pgs.Poetry. 014314

Price: 75.00 USD
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Sunset Gun, Parker, Dorothy
165 Sunset Gun
Parker, Dorothy
Garden City, New York Sun Dial Press 1941 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Reprint edition (1941) in nice original dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 75 pages. Clean dust jacket has 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, that's it! Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 58 sparkling pieces of verse by America's most famous wit. Oh, what beauty! and oh, what fun, in Dorothy Parker's Sunset Gun!. 024979

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The Rune Poem - Wisdom's Fulfillment - Prophecy's Reach, Paul, Jim
166 The Rune Poem - Wisdom's Fulfillment - Prophecy's Reach
Paul, Jim
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1996 0-8118-1136-0 / 9780811811361 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition - Fine in Fine DJ Hardbound blue book with gold runic symbols on cover. Clean and bright - as new in original dust jacket with no chipping, fading or tears. 96 pgs. 001497

Price: 10.00 USD
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Jurgis Petraskas, Petrosky, Anthony
167 Jurgis Petraskas
Petrosky, Anthony
Baton Rouge / London Louisiana State University Press 1983 0807110922 / 9780807110928 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean teal cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 59 pages. Card laid in "With the Compliments of The Academy of American Poets" with information about the book, author, and the 1982 Walt Whitman Award (which this book was awarded). Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of light surface wear at upper corners of top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The poems of Jurgis Petraskas center on four generations of the poet's Lithuanian-American family. 021989

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168 See Beauty Unfold
Petzold, Harry W.
Ithaca, NY Challenge Industries 1976 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Signed
104 pgs. VG+ Brown cloth with illustrated cover. Ex-library with discard markings on top & bottom edges, FFE. Otherwise an exceptionally clean book inside and out. SIGNED and INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: "Nature love is sympathetic, it gives much and asks so little, if I can spread more happiness, Lord, show me how." - Harry W. Petzold - 10-6-76 001660

Price: 12.00 USD
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Green Mountain Verse - An Anthology of Contemporary Vermont Poetry, Pierce, Enid Crawford and Helen Hartness Flanders
169 Green Mountain Verse - An Anthology of Contemporary Vermont Poetry
Pierce, Enid Crawford and Helen Hartness Flanders
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Very tasteful bookplate on front pastedown. No other marks. With an Introduction by Dorothy Canflied Fisher. 181 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has closed tears, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Wonderful poems about the Green Mountain State, the people who were born and bred there, the pastures, the trees and the Vermont hills, the rain and the streams, the white houses and the very special northern New England air. 023761

Price: 15.00 USD
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Embers, Pinkus, Oscar
170 Embers
Pinkus, Oscar
London Poets and Painters Press 1979 First Paperback Near Fine No Dust jacket Signed
First Edition, softcover book bound in stiff paper covers, SIGNED by the author. Clean cover, no creasing. Hint of very small surface scrape to front cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on half-title page: To M & R who helped me through Schenectady - Oscar Pinkus - January 31, 1982." Pages and edges are clean and bright. 47 pages. 021990

Price: 25.00 USD
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Moon's Farm and Poems Mostly Elegiac, Read, Herbert
171 Moon's Farm and Poems Mostly Elegiac
Read, Herbert
New York Horizon Press 1956 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean maroon cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Hint of lightest foxing to endpapers. 77 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow chip at top spine corner, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Poetry. 013490

Price: 15.00 USD
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Out of the Ark: An Anthology of Animal Verse, Reed, Gwendolyn
172 Out of the Ark: An Anthology of Animal Verse
Reed, Gwendolyn
New York Atheneum 1968 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Gabriele Margules, Illustrator 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with blind-stamped line drawing on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with "review copy" lightly stamped on dark endpapers. 228 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, with very, very faint water mark on upper left corner of front panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of poems about animals through the ages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 012469

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Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota, Richards, Carmen Nelson
173 Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota
Richards, Carmen Nelson
Minneapolis, MN The Lund Press, Inc. 1953 Thirteenth Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket 
13th Edition in dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Faint water stain to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have faint water marks to outside edge of first three pages, some light soiling here and there. Illustrated with photographs (clean and bright). With a Foreword by W. C. Coffey, President of the University of Minnesota 1941-1945. 141 pgs. + index. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. Dustjacket has faint water mark to back panel, one tiny shallow chip, small scrape at lower front right corner. Enclosed in new mylar cover. This book has had some use and and a few misfortunes, but it contains wonderful photographs and poetry about Minnesota. Looks nice in its new mylar cover. 009755

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Magic Carpet: Poems for Travellers, Richards, Mrs. Waldo (editor)
174 The Magic Carpet: Poems for Travellers
Richards, Mrs. Waldo (editor)
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1928 Fifth Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering and sailing ship on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper, name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 511 pgs. Poems for travellers selected and compiled by Mrs. Waldo Richards--an excellent selection separated into groups for travelling to various places around the world, including the work of great poets throughout time. 012945

Price: 15.00 USD
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Jewels from J. Whitcomb Riley, Riley, J. Whitcomb
175 Jewels from J. Whitcomb Riley
Riley, J. Whitcomb
Buffalo, NY Berger Publishing Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Gorgeous and unusual little book of Riley's poems, with every page beautifully decorated. Hardcover, size about 5" x 7" with color portrait of James Whitcomb Riley on cover. Clean cover with slight surface chipping to spine edge. Sewn binding is tight. Unpaginated. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 024833

Price: 15.00 USD
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An Old Sweetheart of Mine, Riley, James Whitcomb
176 An Old Sweetheart of Mine
Riley, James Whitcomb
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Charming Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and double-ruled line border on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription in light pencil on front endpapers - could easily be erased without a trace, but I didn't (found it charming). Slight browning to endpapers. Lovely iIlustrations by Howard Chandler Christy; all pages decorated. Dust jacket illustrated by Christy is clean, has slight wear at spine corners, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022783

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Armazindy, Riley, James Whitcomb
177 Armazindy
Riley, James Whitcomb
Indianapolis Bowen-Merrill 1894 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean maroon and brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner inscription in pencil dated 1894 on front free endpaper. 169 pages. 021091

Price: 20.00 USD
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178 Home Again With Me
RIley, James Whitcomb
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1908 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
Olive green ribbed cloth boards with clean, unchipped oval paste-on illustration by Christy on cover. No bumping. Hint of edge fading to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean decorated endpapers. Unpaginated (43 plates). 010983

Price: 20.00 USD
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Home Again With Me, Riley, James Whitcomb
179 Home Again With Me
Riley, James Whitcomb
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1908 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
Beautiful clean decorated binding in original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering, white and green decoration surrounding a clean unworn full color oval illustration on cover; unworn bright gold lettering on spine with white and green decorations. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean elaborately decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy with page decorations by Franklin Booth. Clean illustrated dust jacket has a few tiny edge tears, one very small chip to front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovely book and dust jacket in amazingly great condition. 025332

Price: 75.00 USD
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Out to Old Aunt Mary's, Riley, James Whitcomb
180 Out to Old Aunt Mary's
Riley, James Whitcomb
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1904 Hardcover Near Fine Howard Chandler Christy and Margaret Armstrong 
Clean decorated American trade binding with decorations to cover and pages by Margaret Armstrong; illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Clean green cloth boards with clean oval portrait of "Aunt Mary" on cover with white decoration around the portrait, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear to cloth, hint of slighestt wear to white decoration, all gold lettering unchipped. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean beautifully decorated endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of first blank page. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. All pages are decorated. 027494

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