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A Thousand and One Gems of Poetry, Mackay, Charles
81 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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Poems 1925-1940, MacNeice, Louis
82 Poems 1925-1940
MacNeice, Louis
New York Random House 1940 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean deep blue cloth boards with crisp silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 326 pages with index. Clean jacket has a few very shallow edge chips, clean, with price intact on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collectible quality first American edition of an influential English poet. 028393

Price: 40.00 USD
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Sweethearts Always: Poems of Love, Madison, Janet (editor)
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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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87 Frolic: A Magazine for Children (Number One)
Martin, John (Editor)
New York S. E. Lowe, Inc. First Soft Cover Very Good 
Color illustrated stapled wraps (three children flying kites). No tears or chips, very slight hint of wear at bottom spine edge. No creasing, some slight soiling (occasional spots to pages, two spots to back panel. Pages slightly browned. 64 pgs. Illustrated with drawings, games, stories and poems. 8vo. Children's Magazine. 011368

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Dream and Other Poems, Masefield, John
88 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.
89 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
90 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
91 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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92 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
93 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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Collected Poems of Herman Melville, Melville, Herman (Howard P. Vincent, Editor)
94 Collected Poems of Herman Melville
Melville, Herman (Howard P. Vincent, Editor)
Chicago Packard and Company 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Collectible condition hardcover book and dust jacket - the esteemed 1947 Packard edition with Preface, Introduction and Scholarly Notes by Howard P. Vincent. Dust jacket design by D. J. Toigo. Errata slip still enclosed. Clean light blue-grey cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine, small blind-stamped decoration on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean - no names, writing or marks. 502 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has some light edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028351

Price: 125.00 USD
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Huntsman, What Quarry?, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
95 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
96 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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Mine the Harvest, Millay, Edna St. Vincent
97 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

Price: 20.00 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
98 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
99 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
100 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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