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Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters
21 Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology
New York Macmillan 1938 Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Macmillan, 1938 18th printing, September 1938. Black cover hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-5/8" tall. 306 pp. A later printing of Edgar Lee Master's very popular book - updated with new poems added from the first edition. Overall, fine condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped. Very clean covers and bright interior pages. Binding clean and very tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Quiet Center, Edith Henrich
22 Edith Henrich The Quiet Center
William Sloane Assoc. 1946 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
William Sloane Assoc., 1946. Stated First Edition. Pictorial illustrated hardcover with same decorated dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-5/8" tall. 73 pp. A first edition of the author's first published work in book form. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Slight bumping to corners. Slight discoloration and staining spots to covers (under dust jacket). Dust jacket shows wear and chipping, especially to edges, head & tail of spine, and board edges. Wear at lower board edge extends up 2". Three small spots of ink on back dust jacket. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Harp-Weaver and other Poems, Edna St. Vincent Millay
23 Edna St. Vincent Millay The Harp-Weaver and other Poems
New York Harper & Bros. 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1923. First edition, 21st state printing. Blue paper covered hardcover with black cloth spine , in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/8" tall. 89 pp. A first edition, later printing Edna St. Vincent Millay's popular book of poetry. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Spine title paper label missing. Front and rear interior bindings split, yet contents tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Amaranth, Edwin Arlington Robinson
24 Edwin Arlington Robinson Amaranth
New York Macmillan 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
A first edition, first printing book of poetry by the author of Tristram and The Glory of the Nightingales. New York: Macmillan, 1934. Stated publishing of September, 1934. Dark green cloth hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" tall. 105 pp.Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Spec of yellow paint on front cover, below gilt title. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Glory of the Nightingales, Edwin Arlington Robinson
25 Edwin Arlington Robinson The Glory of the Nightingales
New York Macmillan 1930 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
A first edition, first printing book of poetry by the author of Amaranth and Tristram, among numerous other titles. New York: Macmillan, 1930. First edition, first printing. Green cloth hardcover with gilt title, in light green dust jacket. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/8" tall. 83 pp. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Cloth boards show light spots on covers. Dust jacket soiled and stained, along fore edges & spine. One 1/2" spot of ink on DJ near author's name on front cover. DJ chipped and worn on top and bottom edges, and head and tail of spine. Two 1/2" water spots on rear DJ panel. Foxing to inner endpapers. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Tristram, Edwin Arlington Robinson
26 Edwin Arlington Robinson Tristram
New York Literary Guild of America 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Literary Guild of America, 1927. Originally published by Macmillan, 1927. Early reprint. Light blue paper covered boards with black cloth spine hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-5/8" tall. 210 pp. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Boards show soiling on light paper covered boards. Two previous owner's names written in pen on ffep, else no interior writing present. Newspaper clipping of EA Robinson's death pasted onto rear inner cover. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Valhalla and other Poems, Francis, Robert
27 Francis, Robert Valhalla and other Poems
New York Macmillan 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Macmillan, 1938. First Edition. Cream cloth hardcover with grayish dust jacket. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" tall. 133 pp. A blank verse important addition to the poetry of New England tradition; distinctive in that it combines the dramatic force of the epic with the charm of the lyric. Situated in a Vermont homestead, built on a tall hill called 'Valhalla'.Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners slightly bumped. Foxing / yellowing to front endpapers, a tragedy of paper quality. Dust jacket heavily chipped along top and bottom edges, and head/tail of spine. Considerable water staining present on lower front and back dust jacket and board edges, however does not affect any text pages (only slightly on corner edges of endpapers). Book tight and complete with no interior writing, underlining, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis], Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost]
28 Frost, Robert [R. L. Frost] The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743 [Quest of the Orchis]
New York The Independent 1901 1st Edition No Binding Very Good Newspaper 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: The Independent, June 27, 1901. Vol LIII, No. 2743. Single weekly publication in original wraps (not a previously bound copy). Measures 6-3/4" x 9-5/8" tall. 59 pp. with 12 total pages of advertisements (i-iv, 1457-1516, v-xii). Cover contains full contents of title and author. (Bibliographic reference: Crane C2) This single month wraps of The INDEPENDENT is very scarce and notable for containing Robert Frost's very early third appearance in print in a national magazine, predating his first book. 'The Quest of the Orchis' was included in the June 27, 1901 issue, published as R. L. Frost, and is only his third appearance, after his 1894 inclusion of the poem 'My Butterfly: An Elegy' and a 1896 poem 'The Birds Do Thus' in the same magazine. Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant's description in Robert Frost: The Trial by Existence explains it in detail: '...Frost has often said, was one of the two most crucial experiences of a literary and poetic kind in his student life: "I happened into the old library, and found on the magazine rack a copy of the Independent, with a poem on the front page. This experience gave me my very first revelation that a publication existed, anywhere in my native land, that was a vehicle for the publication of poetry. There was even an editorial about this poem, which I read with rapt amaze. So when later I had a poem [My Butterfly], I of course sent it to the Independent.'" Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Light chipping at head of spine and top edge of cover. Top/fore corner rounded from mechanical damage (see picture). Creased lower front spine near lower staple location. Staples appear lightly oxidized. Otherwise internally clean and tight two-staple binding. Entire cover wraps have become unglued and disconnected from text block. Not ex-library. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Death in April, G. Rostrevor Hamilton
29 G. Rostrevor Hamilton Death in April
London Cambridge 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
London: Cambridge, 1944. Dark green cloth hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 46 pp. A First edition book of poetry inspired by World War Two. The printed dedication page reads: ''To a Company of Friends in Memory of the 30th November 1943''. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Slight wear to cloth covers. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Selected Poems, Guest, Edgar A.
30 Guest, Edgar A. Selected Poems
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1940 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1940. First edition. Hardcover with yellow paper covered boards on brown cover and spine. Shadowed green title on cover. 12mo - measures (5 1/2" x 7 3/4"). 60 pages. A collection of 42 selected poems by Guest, including "My Creed," "Be a Friend," "Only a Dad," "Life's Highway," "I Ain't Dead Yet," and others. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Clean and tight binding with great corners and no flaws to speak of. Previous owner's gift inscription on end paper, with raised monogram stamp present as well, else no interior marks, writing, tears, etc. Not an ex-library book. Very nice example of a book well taken care of. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Difference and other Poems, Harriet Monroe
31 Harriet Monroe The Difference and other Poems
New York Macmillan 1925 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Macmillan, 1925. Early reprint, originally published in 1924. Charcoal blue paper covered boards with tan cloth spine hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/8" tall. 123 pp. An early edition by the long time editor of Poetry, A Magazine of Verse. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Selected Poems, Hart Crane
32 Hart Crane Selected Poems
New York Liveright 1933 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Liveright, 1933. First edition. Maroon cloth hardcover in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" tall. 179 pp. Frontis portrait of author painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros. A first edition printing of the collected poems of Hart Crane. This copy is not one of the 50 limited press copies reserved for the friends of the author; however it is the 1st/1st found in maroon cloth and very scarce. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's signature on ffep. Damage to cloth on head of spine, extending down around 3/4" on spine, and extends over 1/4" on front and back covers. Book tight and complete, internally clean. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Volume 21, October 1922 - March 1923 [Ernest Hemingway Early Poetry], Hemingway, Ernest
33 Hemingway, Ernest Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Volume 21, October 1922 - March 1923 [Ernest Hemingway Early Poetry]
Chicago Poetry Magazine 1923 Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: Poetry, A Magazine of Verse. Published October 1922-March 1923. Volume 21, issues #1-6. Olive green cloth binding hardcover, measures 7-1/4" x 5-1/2". 348 pp. with 22 pages of ads bound in rear. Front and back covers (wrappers) of bound magazines are removed, but March 1923 bound in back of book. Overall 6-month contents page included. Contains six very early Hemingway poems, found within the collection titled "Wanderings" - "Mitrailliatrice", "Oily Weather", "Roosevelt", "Riparto D'Assalto", "Champs d'Honneur", and "Chapter Heading" (Hanneman #C 121). This is an extremely early (and rare) magazine appearance by Hemingway. These six poems make up six of the ten poems featured in his first published work, THREE STORIES & TEN POEMS. This collection of poems was published six months BEFORE the first and only limited edition publishing of TSTP in Paris by Contact Publishing - 300 copies of TSTP was published in July, 1923. A biographical note, on page 231 of Poetry Magazine, states "Ernest M. Hemingway, a young Chicago poet now abroad, who will soon issue his first book of verse." The acknowledgment found on p. [xi] of TSTP states: "Five of these poems were first printed in Poetry A Magazine of Verse." This is incorrect. Six of the poems were printed. In this offered bound magazine, "Mitraigiatrice" (July printing of TSTP) was spelled "Mitrailliatrice" (January printing, Poetry Magazine). This particular copy is an interesting ex-library copy, from the University of Chicago - just under 18 miles from Hem's boyhood home in Oak Park, IL, or 10 miles from where he lived just after marrying Hadley (1st wife). Hem moved away just 13 months before this volume was published and resided in the Univ of Chicago library. Cloth binding in good condition with minimum wear visible. Ex-library copy from University of Chicago, with typical library label, withdrawn stamps, removed rear card sleeve and info on title and copyright pages. Spine darkened with age but still readable; extreme cover margins, fore and bottom page block edges, and extreme page margins are also darkened. Removed labels to outer lower spine, and rear panel - both removed but have 'shadow' outlines. Slight rubbing to corners and head & tail of spine. Pages are unmarked and clean. Pages 221-233 are loose from text block, but attached. Page 231 detached and laid in. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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Twenty Poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
34 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
35 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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No Arch, No Triumph, John Malcolm Brinnin
36 John Malcolm Brinnin No Arch, No Triumph
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1945. First Edition, first printing. Black cloth hardcover in dust jacket. Measures 5-7/8" x 8-1/2" tall. 73 pp. A first edition, first printing book of poetry by an award-winning poet and English professor from Vassar College. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Chipping to top and bottom edges of dust jacket. Moisture staining present on front and rear dust jacket boards, but no evidence of cloth or interior staining. No interior writing present. Dust jacket stained, worn and chipped. 4-1/2" tear on front spine edge of dust jacket. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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V, Karl Shapiro
37 Karl Shapiro V
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944. Third printing. Tan cloth hardcover in no dust jacket. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-1/4" tall. 63 pp. Karl Shapiro states in his intro that he is on guard from being a 'war poet'; I assume this was with difficulty, as he was in the Pacific Theater of World War II when he composed the entire contents of this book of poetry. Shapiro won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for this book. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Corners slightly bumped. Soiling and age shown on outer cloth covers. Previous owner's inscription to front endpapers; also a one word inscription within text of one poem, else no other interior writing, underlining, etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Selected Poems 1912-1944, Kreymborg, Alfred
38 Kreymborg, Alfred The Selected Poems 1912-1944
New York E. P. Dutton 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1945. First Edition. Grey cloth hardcover with reddish dust jacket. Measures 6" x 8-3/4" tall. 319 pp. With detailed contents page. A nice collection of the poems of Alfred Kreymborg from 1912-1944. This includes two entirely new and unpublished sections, Economic Muse and Arms and Armageddon.Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Corners bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket show signs of wear and soiling, especially to back; Spine slightly sun lightened. Erasure marks from pencil erased encircling 7 different poems, otherwise no interior writing, underlining, etc. Book tight and complete. Previous bookseller's vintage small sticker on rear inner cover page. Not ex-library. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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A Man Against Time, Leonard, William Ellery
39 Leonard, William Ellery A Man Against Time
New York D. Appleton 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: D. Appleton - Century Co., 1945. First Edition. Violet blue cloth hardcover with celery green and blue dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" tall. 80 pp. 'A remarkable love story in sonnet form by the author of 'Two Lives' and 'The Locomotive God'. (taken from front cover) Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Corners slightly bumped. Foxing / yellowing to front endpapers, a tragedy of war-time paper quality. Dust jacket show signs of chipping (at head and tail of spine). Book tight and complete with no interior writing, underlining, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Many Many Moons, Lew Sarett [Introduction by Carl Sandburg]
40 Lew Sarett [Introduction by Carl Sandburg] Many Many Moons
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1920 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1920. First Edition, first printing. Dark blue cloth hardcover, with gilt title and decoration on front cover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-5/8" tall. 84 pp. A first edition, first printing book of poetry with an introduction by Carl Sandburg. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners slightly bumped. Head and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Previous owner's names and inscriptions on endpaper and ffep. One unique signature in dark blue bold pen. No other interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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