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The National Ode - The Memorial Freedom Poem, Bayard Taylor
1 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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Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856, Bicknell, J. T.
2 Bicknell, J. T. Roxbury [Boston] Directory 1856
Roxbury, MA J.T. Bicknell & Co. 1856 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5 
Roxbury, MA: Published by J.T. Bicknell & Co. Measures 5-3/4" x 3-3/4" Blindstamped brown cloth binding with gilt title and decoration on front cover; blindstamped decoration on back cover. No title on spine. 168 pp. with 73 pp. of vintage illustrated advertisements. Foldout map of City of Roxbury (Boston), 1856: by Charles H. Poole, engraved by E.A. Teulon. Book contains many pages of advertisements in front section, along with lunar tables, calendar, a fold out map, and city directory with Last name, First name and street address location. Example: "Jackman, Moses M. contractor, h. Chestnut, near Elm" The front section claims 4,000+ names with more than 1,000 changes from the 1854 volume (two years previous). The wealth of knowledge contained in this condensed book is amazing - especially for genealogy resources. Full title: [The ROXBURY DIRECTORY, Containing THE CITY RECORD, NAMES OF THE CITIZENS, A BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and A MAP OF THE CITY; With an Almanac for 1856] A very rare and important city directory containing listings for numerous prominent Boston (Roxbury) families, including Fitzgerald's, Adams, etc. A wonderful genealogy resource for the Boston area. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Outer boards show small signs of insect damage ot back cover (three small areas) and a slight discoloration of the lower rear panel. Condition of map: foldout map is in very good condition, with no tears. Spine contains white adhesive remainder from previous owner's tape label for organizing his previous collection. Interior pages have some spots of foxing present. Background Information: Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 until annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. The original town of Roxbury once included the current Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, the South End and much of Back Bay. Roxbury now generally ends at Columbus Avenue to the north and Lenox Street to the east. Listed in the City Directory: Henry H. Richardson, architect; Rev. John W. Olmstead, editor of Watchman; including 4,000+ more listings. 
Price: 499.99 USD
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Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles]
3 Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles] Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Boston Roberts Brothers 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Houghton, A. B. 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. 710 pgs, with no bound advertisements in the back. Bound in Quarter black leather with black cloth boards, four raised spine bands as well as gilt spine lettering, Octavo size: (8-3/4" tall x 6-1/2"). Marbled endpapers. Presumably been rebound by "Carlon & Hollenbeck, Printers & Binders, Indianapolis" as the small (5/8" x 1-1/4") label on the rear inside board explains. Classic story with one hundred illustrations by Arthur Boyd Houghton, and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Some noticeable wear to black leather on outer hinge (both front and back); a 1-1/4" tear to the spine on front lower hinge. More wear to spine head and tail. Inner hinges are tight, but four binding threads can be seen (not a cracked hinge, looks like it was intended to be this way). Interior contents are tight, except for pages 210 - 222, which are slightly loose and protrude thru the uniform fore edge by 1/16". The illustrations do not, nor did they have tissue paper. Internally, no foxing of pages present. Outer edges of first few pages (including title page) and last 50 or so pages have moisture discoloration around the top, fore, and bottom edges (see pictures). Individual pages are flexible, but as a group of pages, feel somewhat rigid-like (which adds to the "tightness" feeling of the binding). Otherwise, a very clean, solid, and tight copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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THE CHARNEL ROSE and SENLIN: A BIOGRAPHY, Conrad Aiken
4 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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5 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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1878 COAST RAMBLES IN ESSEX - Boston MA Salem coastline Harper's Monthly May 336, Drake, S. A.
6 Drake, S. A. 1878 COAST RAMBLES IN ESSEX - Boston MA Salem coastline Harper's Monthly May 336
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1878 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1878 COAST RAMBLES IN ESSEX - Boston MA Salem Coastline Author: Drake, S. A. Title: Coast Rambles in Essex Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. Notes: A 13 page travelogue article describes the Massachusetts coastline from Salem to Boston Harbor, with many sights along the way: Lynn, Nahant, Dungeon Rock Cave, Pulpit Rock, King's Beach, Egg Rock, including some of the better and lesser known shipwrecks to have occurred. Article contains 13 larger detailed illustrations and one map of the Mass. Coastline from Peabody / Salem Harbor to Boston. Condition: Complete article removed from within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound removed and missing. Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
Price: 19.99 USD
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Forgotten Books of the American Nursery, Halsey, Rosalie
7 Halsey, Rosalie Forgotten Books of the American Nursery
Detroit, MI Singing Tree Press 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1969. First Edition (reissue) of the 1911 Charles E. Goodspeed & Co. (Boston) first printing. Measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" wide. Yellow cloth hardcover binding with in no dust jacket. 245 pp. with index. A wonderful reference book of early children's books, with 25 reproduced illustrations from historic children's books (1750-1835). Book in very good condition with flaws noted: ex-library copy with withdrawn stamp on ffep, removed pocket on back ffep, light blind stamp visible on title page, and library mark on spine. Top corner bumped; Clean and tight with no interior writing, marks or underlining. Interior contents very clean and bright. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Twenty Poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
8 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Twenty Poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1884 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1884. Olive green cloth hardcover embellished with gilt title decoration on covers and spine, in no dust jacket. All edges gilt. Measures 7" x 9-1/4" tall. 61 pp. Full contents listed in front, as well as illustration titles. An illustrated collection of poetry from Longfellow generously fills the pages of this book. Illustrated with 51 engravings throughout. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's name in script with fountain pen on ffep. Book internally clean with no interior writing. Front inner gutter cracked at title page. Corners bumped and rubbed; head and tail of spine shows wear to cloth, with chipping present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Songs of Seven, Jean Ingelow
9 Jean Ingelow Songs of Seven
Boston Roberts Brothers 1871 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First edition. Dark blue blindstamped cloth hardcover, with gilt title on front board, and illustrative gilt title decorations on rear board and spine, with no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/8" x 9-1/8" tall. 29 thick, single sided pages. Numerous illustrations (22 medium to full size page illustrations throughout text). All edges gilt. A first edition, first printing book of Victorian melancholy poetry illustrated throughout in the style characteristic of the age (1870's). Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Front and rear board covers show the slightest wear. Previous owner's white adhesive label removed from spine, showing white adhesive remainder. Previous owner's name in pencil on brown endpapers. Also previous owner's lengthly gift inscription in victorian script on ffep - dated March 4th, 1882. No other interior writing present. Book binding starting after ffep. Not ex-library. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Hanging of the Crane, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
10 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Hanging of the Crane
Boston James R. Osgood 1875 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 A.V.S. Anthony and W.J. Linton 
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, 1875. Assumed 1st edition. Hardcover measures 7" x 5" wide. Dark green library cloth binding with gilt title on spine. 74 pp. 13 woodblock illustrations by A.V.S. Anthony and W.J. Linton. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Ex library, with library pocket and adhesive remainder on inside cover, and "Providence High School Library" stamped four times within the book. No other writing or marks present. Interior very clean and no marks present. Very tight and complete binding. Very tight and compact little book. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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The Far Side of Paradise - A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mizener, Arthur
11 Mizener, Arthur The Far Side of Paradise - A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1951. First Edition. Aqua green cloth hardcover with gilt title on front cover and spine. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" tall. 362 pp. An acclaimed biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (and Zelda) by biographer Arthur Mizener, written while at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Contains black & white photograph illustrations throughout Scott's life, as well as the author's indexed notes and references, a full index, and a precursor author's bibliography of all of Fitzgerald's work (a precursor to the best bibliography, Matthew Bruccoli's revised work from 1987. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Moisture staining present throughout random pages within book, including the edges of most to all photos and endpapers. Frontispiece photo of author shows the worst example of staining present in book. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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DEATH OF AN ARMY Siege of Kut, Iraq 1915-1916 [T.E. LAWRENCE], Ronald Millar
12 Ronald Millar DEATH OF AN ARMY Siege of Kut, Iraq 1915-1916 [T.E. LAWRENCE]
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1970 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
DEATH OF AN ARMY - THE SIEGE OF KUT 1915-1916 by Ronald Millar Contents: Little known, but dramatic battle in the Middle East campaign of World War I. It took place in the Mesopotamian (now Iraq) village of Kut when Turkish troops launched attacks and started a five-month siege of Kut and an Anglo-Indian army, in which 30,000 British and Indian soldiers were lost. T.E. Lawrence and Aubrey Herbert were sent to Kut to unsuccessfully bribe the Turkish commander to lift the siege. O'Brien: F0738. Book Description: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. 1st American edition in original dust jacket. Decorative orange cloth hardcover. Measures 9" x 5-3/4" wide. 323 pp. Illustrated with images and maps. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Price clipped dust jacket now has crystal-clear archival dj cover. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Best Poems of 1923, Strong, L.A.G. [Hemingway, Ernest] [Frost, Robert]
13 Strong, L.A.G. [Hemingway, Ernest] [Frost, Robert] The Best Poems of 1923
Boston Small, Maynard & Co 1924 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co, 1924. First Edition. Dark blue cloth, stamped in gold title on cover and spine in no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/2" tall x 4-5/16" wide. 228 pp. (Hanneman #B2) An early contribution and first hardcover book containing a Hemingway poem, printed only nine months after Three Stories and Ten Poems, in April 1924. Contains Hemingway's, "Chapter Heading", reprinted from Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, January 1923. Also contains Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", as well as Wallace Stevens and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Book in very good condition, with flaws noted: Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Best Poems of 1923, Strong, L.A.G. [Hemingway, Ernest] [Frost, Robert]
14 Strong, L.A.G. [Hemingway, Ernest] [Frost, Robert] The Best Poems of 1923
Boston Small, Maynard & Co 1924 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co, 1924. First Edition. Dark blue cloth, stamped in gold title on cover and spine in no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/2" tall x 4-5/16" wide. 228 pp. (Hanneman #B2) An early contribution and first hardcover book containing a Hemingway poem, printed only nine months after Three Stories and Ten Poems, in April 1924. Contains Hemingway's, "Chapter Heading", reprinted from Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, January 1923. Also contains Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", as well as Wallace Stevens and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Book in good condition, with flaws noted: Ex-library copy; lacks the ultra-rare gray dust jacket. Front cover has 4" tear at hinge; library card pocket removed from inside cover; inner hinge cracked and chipped. One library ink stamp on title page, and one number written above copyright page. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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