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The Dream and Other Poems, Masefield, John
81 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.
82 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
83 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 9 Containing 1001 Verses Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form, With A Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner, McCann, Rebecca
84 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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85 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
86 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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Huntsman, What Quarry?, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
87 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mine the Harvest, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
88 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
89 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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90 Wine From These Grapes
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
New York - London Harper & Brothers 1934 Ninth Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Light grey/green boards with black tipped corners and black spine. Top and fore edges of boards slightly sunned. Beige paste-down title box on spine with light bit of edgewear. Binding is tight and square. Very faint previous owner's name penciled on front fixed endpaper. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 91 pgs. 014740

Price: 5.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of John Milton - Reprinted from the Chandos Poets, With Memoir, Explanatory Notes, Etc., Milton, John
91 The Poetical Works of John Milton - Reprinted from the Chandos Poets, With Memoir, Explanatory Notes, Etc.
Milton, John
New York Worthington Co. 1887 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
1887 decorated binding. Clean olive green cloth boards with brown, gold and black decoration, gold title box on cover and spine. Small spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt text block edges all around. Clean decorated endpapers (botanical print), with tasteful old previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner name and date "Dec. 25th, 1887" neatly penned on blank fly leaf (also some light brown offsetting from very small newspaper clipping laid in). Lovely frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Additional full page engravings throughout. All pages decorated with simple red line border. 581 pages. 027072

Price: 35.00 USD
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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
92 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
93 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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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
94 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

Price: 35.00 USD
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Outside, Looking In, Montrois, Richard
95 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Middle Kingdom: Poems 1929-1944, Morley, Christopher
96 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell, Motherwell, William
97 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Face is Familiar - The Best Verse of Ogden Nash, Nash, Ogden
98 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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There's Always Another Windmill, Nash, Ogden
99 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Poems for Penguins - And Other Lyrical Lapses, Newman, Joseph S.
100 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

Price: 75.00 USD
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