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Atlantic Magazine Jan - May 1927 Vol 139
1 Atlantic Magazine Jan - May 1927 Vol 139
New York Atlantic Magazine 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Atlantic Magazine. Measures 9-1/4" tall x 5-3/4" wide. 872 pp. with numerous articles. Articles only bound within magazine - covers, ads and book reviews/etc. are absent. Bound library copy of the Atlantic Magazine, full of numerous articles and serial fiction stories. Magazine in very good condition with flaws noted: Slightest bumping and rubbing to corners; Spine appears slightly sun-lightened. Ex-library, however only marking is gilted number on spine - contains no stamps, writing, 'discarded' notices, etc. Interior contents very clean and tight binding. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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[Living Around It] together with [Beside Myself] signed by author, Allan Block
2 Allan Block [Living Around It] together with [Beside Myself] signed by author
New York Flatiron Press 1964 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
[Living Around It] New York: Flatiron Press, 1964. First Edition, first printing. Orange printed softcover wrap. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-3/4" tall. Unnumbered pages. Designed and printed by Igal Roodenko. SIGNED and inscribed by the author, December 1964. [Beside Myself] New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition, first printing. Mauve printed softcover wrap. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-3/4" tall. Unnumbered pages. 'Printed as a Christmas Greeting for my friends'. Designed and printed by Igal Roodenko. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Kingdom of Home - Homely Poems for Home Lovers, Arthur Gilman
3 Arthur Gilman The Kingdom of Home - Homely Poems for Home Lovers
Chicago L. P. Miller & Co 1888 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: L. P. Miller & Co, 1888. First edition. Blue hardcover embellished with gilt title decoration on covers and spine, in no dust jacket. All edges gilt. Measures 8-1/4" x 10" tall. 247 pp. Full contents listed in front. A very large collection of poetry of the nineteenth century, edited and selected by Arthur Gilman. Illustrated with 177 engravings throughout. Features very well known poets of 1800's poetry are included - see pictures of the contents pages for full listings. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's names in script with pencil on ffep. Book internally clean with no interior writing. Interior contents seem shaken, with a section showing signs of loosening from binding. Corners bumped and rubbed; head and tail of spine shows wear to cloth, with chipping present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Hawk on the Wind, August Derleth
4 August Derleth Hawk on the Wind
Philadelphia Ritten House 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Philadelphia: Ritten House, 1938. First Edition, first printing. Dark green cloth hardcover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 8-1/4" tall. 87 pp. A first edition, first printing book of poetry published by a small publisher in Philadelphia. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Binding appears to have a slight slant. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century, Austin Dobson
5 Austin Dobson The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century
London Kegan, Paul, French, Trubner & Co 1892 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
London: Kegan, Paul, French, Trubner & Co., 1892. First Edition, first printing. Publisher's olive green cloth hardcover, with beautiful gilt title and decoration on front cover and spine, with no dust jacket. Measures 5" x 7-3/8" tall. 89 pp. All edges gilt. Fifty large illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped and rubbed. Spine gilt decoration and title faded, but readable. Front cover gilt decoration bright and beautiful. Previous owner's white label removed from outer lower spine, with dry white adhesive mark present. No interior writing present. Inner binding loose in many places. Not a sound binding - but could be repaired with care. Not ex-library. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Dramatic Scenes with other Poems, Barry Cornwall
6 Barry Cornwall Dramatic Scenes with other Poems
New York D. Appleton 1857 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 John Tenniel, Brothers Dalziel 
New York: D. Appleton. First Edition. 1857. Red cloth hardcover victorian gilt ornamentation to front cover and spine. Ornate blind-stamp design mirrored from front on back cover. All edges gilt. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" tall. 404 pp. Full contents section in front with list of illustrations and artists / engravers. A ornate, victorian bound volume of verse and plays by Barry Cornwall. Illustrated with drawings by John Tenniel, and engravings by the Brothers Dalziel. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Board edges show signs of wear and soiling. Head of spine section chipped and torn, with repair to spine area. Tail of spine chipped. Interior contents very clean and tight. Previous owner's gift inscription, (1860) in elegant script on ffep. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem, Bayard Taylor
7 Bayard Taylor The National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem
Boston William F. Gill & Co. 1877 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: William F. Gill & Co, 1877. Later printing from the 1876 edition. Light blue Victorian gilt decorated cloth hardcover, with gilt title on front board, and illustrative gilt title decorations on spine, with no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/4" x 8-7/8" tall. 74 pp. Numerous illustrations (78 named illustrations throughout text). All edges gilt. A patriotic book to celebrate 100th anniversary of the birth of American Independence and the United States of America, with the 'National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem'. This original poem was read on the steps of Independence Hall, Philadelphia on July 4th, 1876 as the crowning success of the memorable exercises of that eventful day. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed - especially bottom corners. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Outer spine split from rear gutter, 4-1/4" down (closed tear), could be easily mended with archival book glue. Front and rear board covers show the wear and staining of age. Rear top back cover show slight moisture stain and a discoloration spot, about 3/4" square size. Thumb prints and some foxing present internally. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Remains of a Poet, Beardsley, Aubrey
8 Beardsley, Aubrey The Remains of a Poet
Munich, Germany Nazraeli Press 1993 3923922094 / 9783923922093 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Munich: Nazraeli Press, 1993. First Edition, limited to 1,000 unnumbered copies. Softcover measures 9-3/8" x 6" wide. Softcover pictorial gray wraps, bound in black heavy-paper binding. 31 pages. 12 b&w Beardsley art nouveau illustrations (all well-known illustrations) contained within. This text of this title was edited entirely from his letters and rearranged into blank verse, to accompany an exhibition of artwork at the Rourke Art Gallery, Moorhead MN in 1993. Book in fine - new condition with no flaws. 
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The Symposium Of Plato, Brentlinger, John [Editor]
9 Brentlinger, John [Editor] The Symposium Of Plato
Boston University of Massachusetts Press 1970 1st Edition Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Baskin, Leonard 
University of Massachusetts Press, 1970. Orange paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-7/8" x 9" tall. 129 pp. A first edition, first printing copy featuring nine illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Faintest sunning on top edge of front cover. Spine has two previous owner's stickers present. Small marking in pen on front cover. Top edge of book bent from improper storage - could be flattened down with proper care. Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Symposium Of Plato, Brentlinger, John [Editor]
10 Brentlinger, John [Editor] The Symposium Of Plato
Boston University of Massachusetts Press 1970 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Baskin, Leonard 
University of Massachusetts Press, 1970. Orange paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-7/8" x 9" tall. 129 pp. A first edition, first printing copy featuring nine illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's decorative signature on top inside page; blind-embossed previous owner's stamp on title page. Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Poems, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett [Robert Browning]
11 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett [Robert Browning] Poems
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1887 Hardcover Fair Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, c.1887 (no date, but last date to appear in prefatory note). Small hardcover - measures just 4" x 6-1/4" tall. Red cloth boards with gilt title "Handy Volume Classics" on cover, and title "Mrs. Brownings Poems" on spine. 371 pp. With one illustration on the first flyleaf, with tissue guard. This is a great little book of Browning's poetry, including many sonnets and longer versed poems (A Drama of Exile). Spine slightly worn, gilt title difficult to read. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Binding tight and complete. No writing, tears, foxing, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Illini Poetry 1918 - 1923, Bruce Weirick [editor]
12 Bruce Weirick [editor] Illini Poetry 1918 - 1923
Chicago Covici - McGee Co. 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: Covici - McGee Co., 1923. First Edition, first printing. Orange paper boards in blue cloth spine hardcover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-7/8" tall. 96 pp. 28 alumni poets listed with full contents page. A first edition, first printing book of poetry written by members of the Poetry Society at the University of Illinois. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Rough cut pages. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Cut is the Branch, Butler, Charles E. [Archibald MacLeish, editor]
13 Butler, Charles E. [Archibald MacLeish, editor] Cut is the Branch
New Haven Yale University Press 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945. 1st edition. 61 pp. Light green dust jacket with dark blue text. DJ chipped on bottom, also chipped at top of spine. Non-price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket now in acid free crystal clear mylar cover. Grayish blue boards with black block on cover with title. First edition of Charles E. Butler's "Cut is the Branch", edited by Archibald MacLeish. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Wild Earth and Other Poems, Colum, Padraic
14 Colum, Padraic Wild Earth and Other Poems
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1916, 1st edition. 73 pp. Dark blue boards with gold lettering on spine. Has gilt inscription "Ida Noyes Hall" and an angelic harp-like icon stamped on front - most likely from Ida Noyes Hall, on the University of Chicago campus. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Does not contain any library markings, stamps or marks of any sort. Not an ex-library book. Chipped pages due to being rough cut; corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Text clear and readable on spine. Interior contents clean and bright. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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THE CHARNEL ROSE and SENLIN: A BIOGRAPHY, Conrad Aiken
15 Conrad Aiken THE CHARNEL ROSE and SENLIN: A BIOGRAPHY
Boston The Four Seas Company 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1918. First Edition, first printing. Light sky blue cloth hardcover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 156 pp. with two pages of Conrad Aiken book advertisements in the back. Rough cut pages - some pages remain uncut internally. A first edition, first printing book of Aiken's fifth book of poetry. This particular title was written while Aiken was in his late twenties; these poems reflect the influence upon the poet of Sigmund Freud and other psychoanalytical writers of the age. Aiken was an award winning author and poet, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Poet Laureate of the United States. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners sightly rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Front and rear top fore corners show lightening. Front board also show 'speckling' of light spots in center panel. Interior top edges of some pages show the faintest hint of staining - usually about 1/4" or less down into the page. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Thick-cut pages very clean and bright. Rough cut pages. Not ex-library. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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The Year of the Green Wave, Cutler, Bruce
16 Cutler, Bruce The Year of the Green Wave
Nebraska University of Nebraska Press 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Nebraska: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1960. First Edition. Light blue with black spine hardcover with decoratively illustrated dust jacket. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-1/4" tall. 64 pp. This book of poetry was selected from more than one hundred manuscripts to initiate the First-Book Poetry Series of the University of Nebraska Press. Introduced by Karl Shapiro, who has an intelligent and kind introduction to this newly published (in book form) poet. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's gift inscription to ffep. Dust jacket show the slightest signs of chipping (at head of spine). Book tight and complete with no interior writing, underlining, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Across the Board, David Cornel DeJong
17 David Cornel DeJong Across the Board
New York Harper & Bros. 1943 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. Stated first edition, first printing. Black cloth hardcover, with typical Harper's spine paper label, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-3/8" tall. 79 pp. A first edition, first printing book of poetry by a well published poet. This is the poet's 6th book of verse. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners slightly bumped. Head and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Front and rear board covers show the slightest staining. No other interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Dickinson, Emily Poems
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1945 Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. Published December, 1945. Dark green cloth hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 8-1/4" tall. 484 pp. An anthology of poems by Emily Dickinson, including frontis portrait and tissue guard; introduction and index of first lines (as she never titled her poems). Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped. Previous owner's inscription on ffep. Sunning present on outer cloth spine. Small tape remainders present on inner board covers (from previous and now removed dust jacket). No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Birth is Farewell, Dilys Bennett Laing
19 Dilys Bennett Laing Birth is Farewell
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944. Stated first edition. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" tall. 51 pp. The second book of poetry issued by one of the more provocative of the younger poets due to her ability to fuse the intellectual and emotional (paraphrased by a quote from Louis Untermeyer). Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners bumped. Dust jacket shows bumping (indentation) to lower fore edge. It appears someone scribbled their own poem on inner endpaper in pen. Outer boards show discoloring from moisture staining, as well as warping to back cover. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Just Folks, Edgar A. Guest
20 Edgar A. Guest Just Folks
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1917 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
A first edition, first printing copy of Guest's third book of poetry, the beginning of a prolific career. Guest penned some 11,000 poems, which were syndicated in some 300 newspapers and collected in more than 20 books - first published in 1916. This is a very early and scarce book by Guest, or 'the people's poet'. Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1917. First edition. Black cloth spine hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 4-1/2" x 6-3/4" tall. 192 pp. Top edge gilt. Gilt title decoration on front cover; gilt title on spine. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. First block of pages (title page - page 14) loose from block, yet still securely attached. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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