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Quaint Little Stories in Verse, Bullenkamp, Dorothy
21 Quaint Little Stories in Verse
Bullenkamp, Dorothy
Brooklyn, NY Pageant-Poseidon Ltd. 1974 0-8181-0328-0 / 9780818103285 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First edition book in original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean yellow cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with a little light foxing to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Eleanor and Clary with fond memories - Dorothy E. Bullenkamp." 48 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stories in verse about chipmunks, deer, and squirrels - exploring the southern forest and countryside with a view toward nature and animals. 022929

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Poet's Carillon, Bush, Gladys Andretta
22 Poet's Carillon
Bush, Gladys Andretta
Hollywood, California Oxford Press 1947 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Clean first edition SIGNED by the author. Green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Two short tears at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Signed by author on blank fly leaf: "Gladys A. Bush". 95 pages. 026712

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The Sweeniad, Buttle, Myra
23 The Sweeniad
Buttle, Myra
New York Sagamore Press 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean pale green, gray and white patterned boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers, with no names, writing or marks. 66 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, slightly age-toned, small chip to spine paper, light rubbing to top and bottom spine edge and corners. First public edition, stated on front inside panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Poetry. 015621

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Cosmic Canticle, Cardenal,  Ernesto
24 Cosmic Canticle
Cardenal, Ernesto
Connecticut Curbstone Press 1993 1880684071 / 9781880684078 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First U.S. Edition, in clean unclipped jacket. Translated by by John Lyons. Clean orange boards with black cloth spine, gold metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 490 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Small newspaper article on the author enclosed from 2/10/95 "Noted Nicaraguan Priest Backing New Left Party." Written over a thirty year period, Cosmic Canticle is the crowning achievement of Ernesto Cardenal, one of the towering international figures in 20th century poetry. In this epic poem, Cardenal explores Latin American history by relating the evolution of the Universe to the development of human understanding. 022507

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City Ballads & Legends, Carleton, Will
25 City Ballads & Legends
Carleton, Will
London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1890 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Light brown decorated cloth boards with gilt lettering. A few small faint spots, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Gilt page edges. Green floral decorated endpapers, with previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. 191 pp. 019950

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Farm Festivals, Carleton, Will
26 Farm Festivals
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1881 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gilt and black decoration, beveled edges. Shallow chipping at top and bottom of spine edge, wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate affixed to front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard. Additional illustrations throughout. Pages are clean, with 3 pages having faint shallow watermark stain to outside edge (dedication page, preface page, and blank margin of frontis illustration.)167 pgs. 7" x 9". Poetry. 013115

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Farm Legends, Carleton, Will
27 Farm Legends
Carleton, Will
New York Harper & Brothers 1875 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Laid into the book is page 1 of Vol. XV. - No. 752 of Harper's Weekly - date of publication New York, Saturday, May 27, 1871, which contains some "Farm Ballads" by Will M. Carleton, on full front page and on a second page. Book condition: Very clean. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip, small surface tear to cloth at base of spine (1/4"). Bevelled board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Chocolate brown endpapers, with previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper dated Aug. 6th, 1888. Illustrated with black and white engravings, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 131 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022228

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In Old School Days, Carleton, Will
28 In Old School Days
Carleton, Will
New York Moffat, Yard and Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket James Montgomery Flagg, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with clean oval paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped), light green lettering and decoration on cover. Light green lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed). Slight surface wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. All pages are decorated. Beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards by James Montgomery Flagg. 022773

Price: 25.00 USD
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Songs of Two Centuries, Carleton, Will
29 Songs of Two Centuries
Carleton, Will
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1902 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Moss green cloth boards with gold, black, green and white angel on cover holding title banner; stamped gold lettering on banner. Gold lettering on spine. Bevelled board edges. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have some foxing. Previous owner name and date (1903) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, additional black and white illustrations. 157 pages. 023986

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A Beginning Forgotten: A Chronicle of the Pennsylvania Oil Fields, One Hundred Years Ago, Carlisle, Robert D. B.
30 A Beginning Forgotten: A Chronicle of the Pennsylvania Oil Fields, One Hundred Years Ago
Carlisle, Robert D. B.
Montclair, NJ Noryb Ventures 1975 First Wraps Very Good+ Signed
Clean light green wraps with illustrated cover, black lettering on spine. No creasing or curling, one tiny nick to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. History of the Pennsylvania oil fields in poetry. Scarce book. 8vo. Poetry. 012358

Price: 50.00 USD
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Useful and Instructive Poetry, Carroll, Lewis
31 Useful and Instructive Poetry
Carroll, Lewis
New York Macmillan 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first printing in original dust jacket. Cream paper covered boards with blue and red lettering, gold illustration on cover. Some age-toning; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Lewis Carroll with an Introduction by Derek Hudson. 45 pages. Dust jacket has a little wear at corners, slight age-toning, price clipped front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023027

Price: 14.00 USD
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32 So Many Ways
Cawein, Madison
Chicago P. F. Volland Co. 1920 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Box Jacket 
Very clean pale pink cloth boards with gilt lettering and small decoration on cover. No bumping, soiling or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Each page has color decoration and border. In clean ORIGINAL BOX with title on cover and edges of box. One side of box lid has 1" narrow chip missing, small closed chip at corner of lid. 12 Mo. Poetry. 008176

Price: 25.00 USD
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MILLAY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, Cheyney, Anne
33 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
34 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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39 Poems, Ciardi, John
35 39 Poems
Ciardi, John
New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Decorted paper covered boards with green cloth spine, white lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 86 pgs. Dustjacket has light soiling, is not price clipped, has edge chipping. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Poetry. 011750

Price: 12.00 USD
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Star for Beacon, Clark, Leslie Savage
36 Star for Beacon
Clark, Leslie Savage
Dallas, Texas The Kaleidograph Press 1941 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tiny number in ink on upper corner of front free endpaper (16). Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper: "For Polly Tyler, with best wishes, Leslie Savage Clark". 77 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with mere hint of wear at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011607

Price: 30.00 USD
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37 87 North
Coffey, Michael
Minnesota Coffee House Press 1999 1-56689-085-3 / 9781566890854 First Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean bright softcover book. As new. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 105 pgs. 8vo. Poetry. 011686

Price: 15.00 USD
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38 Ballads of Square-Toed Americans
Coffin, Robert P. Tristram
New York MacMillan 1933 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 110 pgs. 8vo. Poetry. 010135

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
39 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
New York Heritage Press 1945 Hardcover Near Fine Edward A. Wilson, Illustrator 
Very clean, unworn book in original slipcase, publisher's "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Illustrated paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated iin color by Edward A. Wilson. With an Introduction by John Livingston Lowes. Clean brown paper-covered slipcase is sturdy, has some edge wear. Size approx. 8-1/2" x 11". 027127

Price: 25.00 USD
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Poems by Eliza Cook, Cook, Eliza
40 Poems by Eliza Cook
Cook, Eliza
London George Routledge & Sons 1867 New Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
New Edition, in One Volume (published 1867 according to my research, although no date of publication appears in book). Previous owner name in very light pencil with date December 25, 1873 on blank fly leaf. Illustrated. Clean green pebbled cloth boards with elaborate stamped gold and black decoration on cover and spine. Bevelled board edges. Blind stamped decoration to rear board. Tiny spots of wear to cloth at upper and lower spine edges, corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with a little intermittent very light foxing (gilt page edges). Clean chocolate brown endpapers. Black and white frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Additional full page illustrations throughout. Preface by the author. 564 pages. 024133

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