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The Hanging of the Crane, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
41 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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Poems 1925 - 1940, Louis Macneice
42 Louis Macneice Poems 1925 - 1940
New York Random House 1940 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Random House, 1940. Stated first edition. Dark blue cloth hardcover in tan dust jacket. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" tall. 326 pp. Includes contents categorized based on release date, and index of first lines in rear of book. A first edition printing of Louis Macneice collected poetry from 1925 - 1940. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Darkening to DJ spine; wear and slight soiling to front and back DJ panels. Dust jacket slightly chipped, on top edge, and head & tail of spine. Darkening to inner rear board, probably caused by a magazine cutting or other paper stored inside cover. Book tight and complete, internally clean. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Book of Living Verse, Louis Untermeyer
43 Louis Untermeyer The Book of Living Verse
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co 1939 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1939. Second printing. Light blue with yellow band cloth hardcloth, in no dust jacket. Measures 5" x 7-1/4" tall. 567 pp. with extensive contents list, and full index in back. A nice full anthology of 'living verse', with selections as late as Chaucer & Shakespeare to the modern period (at time of publication) of T.S. Eliot, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Millay, Jeffers, MacLeish among numerous many others. See the pictures for the entire listing of the contents pages, listing poet and poems included. Overall, fine condition, with flaws noted: Top edge of front board bumped in two places. Head and tail of spine rubbed. 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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With the Flowers, Mary Howitt
44 Mary Howitt With the Flowers
London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1880 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 Giacomelli 
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. No date given, but estimated 1880's. Pictorial illustrated cloth hardcover gilt decoration with title on front cover and spine, in no dust jacket. Measures 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" tall. 128 pp. A book of poetry with the theme of flowers; it is unknown if Ms. Howitt is an editor, or if this is all her original poetry. Illustrated with 100 black and white engravings by Giacomelli. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Slight bumping to corners. Previous owner's white spine label removed, now remains a small white mark on spine and partially on front cover. Decorative script gift inscription on ffep. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Poems, Matthew Arnold
45 Matthew Arnold Poems
New York Macmillan 1886 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Macmillan, 1886. First Edition, first printing. Dark blue cloth hardcover, with gilt title and decoration on spine, with no dust jacket. Dark blue endpapers. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" tall. 370 pp. with 6 pages of vintage advertisements in the back. Full contents listing of included works. No index in back present. A first edition, first printing book of poetry - a 'new and complete edition, in one volume', including most to all of Arnold's work to that point (published two years before his death). Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Front cover shows a bit of rubbing. Rear endpaper removed, and paste-down endpaper (inside rear cover) has some tear damage from removed endpaper. Rear gutter appears starting. Front gutter and inner contents tight. Inner endpapers and title pages show foxing. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Kinds of Love, Max Eastman
46 Max Eastman Kinds of Love
New York Scribner's 1931 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Scribner's, 1931. First edition, with 'A' and Scribner's seal. Dark blue cloth hardcover in no dust jacket. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-1/4" tall. 164 pp. A first edition printing of Max Eastman's collected poetry entitled 'Kinds of Love'. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Sunning to spine; spotting to front and back boards. Tail of spine slightly worn. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Book tight and complete, internally clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Time By Dialing, Myron H. Broomell
47 Myron H. Broomell The Time By Dialing
New York The Swallow Press and WIlliam Morrow and Co 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: The Swallow Press and William Morrow and Co., 1947. First Edition, first printing. Tannish yellow cloth hardcover in dust jacket. Measures 6" x 9" tall. 62 pp. Colophon on last page states one of 1,250 printed (unnumbered) copies. A first edition, first printing book of poetry. Limited edition printing, one of 1,250 unnumbered copies. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Slightest bumping to corners. Chipping to top and bottom edges of dust jacket. Slight wear to edge of spine, and front / rear board fore edges. Moisture staining present on front and rear cloth boards, but no evidence of interior staining. No interior writing present, except for last two endpapers - previous owner and poet, David Sander, has written two pages of verse in pencil, in his distinctive hand. Dust jacket stained, worn and chipped. 1" tear on front top dust jacket board. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Book of New Poems: 1944, Oscar Williams
48 Oscar Williams The Book of New Poems: 1944
New York Howell Soskin Publishers 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Howell Soskin Publishers, 1944. First Edition. Tan cloth hardcloth, in dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 330 pp. Full contents section in front, and biographical notes and portrait pictures of authors in back of book. A collection of the New Poems of 1944, with poems of American and British verse, and by the men in the Armed Forces of England and America. A very interesting take on the typical 'Poetry Anthology' book, as Williams identifies with poets in the Armed Forces such as 'Sergeant Karl Shapiro', among others. Partial listing of poets included: Conrad Aiken, W.H. Auden, John Berryman, John Peale Bishop, E. E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald MacLeish, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, including other 'Armed Forces' listings of poets. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped. Dust jacket edges chipped and worn. Head and tail of dj spine chipped. Previous owner has taped DJ to covers with three spots per cover - I have not attempted to remove the tape. From what I can tell, cloth covers appear fine. Interior contents tight. Previous owner's name written on ffep. No interior writing present. Some pencil erasure marks on rear endpaper. Not ex-library. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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New Poems: 1940, Oscar Williams [Editor]
49 Oscar Williams [Editor] New Poems: 1940
New York The Yardstick Press 1941 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: The Yardstick Press, 1941. First edition. Light tan cloth hardcover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/8" tall. 276 pp. Full contents listed in front; short author biographies and photographs of poets found in back. A collection of new poems of 1940 by some of the leading poets of the day: Conrad Aiken, W.H. Auden, George Barker, John Berryman, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald Macleish, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Robert Penn Warren, Oscar Williams, William Carlos Williams, among others. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Some soiling to outer board covers. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Book tight and complete, internally clean with no interior writing. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Poems of Robert Burns [Heritage Press], Robert Burns
50 Robert Burns Poems of Robert Burns [Heritage Press]
New York Heritage Press 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Joan Hassall 
New York: Heritage Press, 1965. First edition. Green cloth spine and reddish floral paper hardcover boards, in no dust jacket. Measures 6-1/2" x 10-1/2" tall. 191 pp. Full contents listed in front, full index and index of first lines in back. Dozens of black and white wood engravings decorate the poems, by Joan Hassall. A Heritage Press edition of the Poems of Robert Burns, selected with an introduction by DeLancey Ferguson. Illustrated with wood engravings by Joan Hassall. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed and worn. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Book tight and complete, internally clean with no interior writing. Not ex-library 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, Robert W. Service
51 Robert W. Service Rhymes of a Red Cross Man
New York Barse & Hopkins 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1916. First American edition. Green cloth hardcover with no dust jacket. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-5/8" tall. 192 pp. A well known book of poetry, written during and based on the 'Great War' (WWI). Book was dedicated to the author's brother, who was killed in action, in August 1916. Originally published in Canada and released just before the 1st American edition. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped. Covers show slightest wear. Book tight and complete, with no interior writing, underlining, etc. Two inscriptions written in pencil on rear inner board. Rear free end paper removed. Not ex-library. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Cavender's House, Robinson, Edwin Arlington
52 Robinson, Edwin Arlington Cavender's House
New York Macmillan 1929 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair 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, 1929. Stated publishing of May, 1929. First edition, 5th printing. Dark blue cloth hardcover, in blue dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" tall. 109 pp. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket chipped and torn, especially on foreedge. Light moisture discoloration on bottom edge dust jacket, spot on ffep, and foxing on outer front board. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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All That Love Making, Robley Conant Wilson
53 Robley Conant Wilson All That Love Making
Chesterton, Indiana The Country Print Shop 1961 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
Chesterton, Indiana: The Country Print Shop, 1961. White, staple bound paper wraps softcover with victorian flower decoration on cover, in no dust jacket. Measures 5" x 6-3/4" tall. 64 pp. A small volume of poetry published by a small-town print shop; a very obscure title of poetry, containing 53 different poems. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Double-staple binding shows a bit of discoloration/rusting of rear side of staples (shows up as small spots). Light soiling and a light moisture staining to top front and back edge, and top portion of spine. Slightest bumping of spine corners. Book tight and complete with no interior marks, writing, etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Forbid Thy Ravens, Rolfe Humphries
54 Rolfe Humphries Forbid Thy Ravens
New York Scribner's 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: Scribner's, 1947. First Edition, first printing, with Scribner's 'A' and seal. Black cloth hardcover in dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-1/2" tall. 50 pp. A first edition, first printing book of poetry by an award-winning poet. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Chipping to top edges of dust jacket. Age staining to rear dust jacket cover. No interior writing. Book tight and complete. Not ex-library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Out of the Jewel, Rolfe Humphries
55 Rolfe Humphries Out of the Jewel
New York Scribner's 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: Scribner's, 1942. First edition, with 'A' and Scribner's seal. Light gray cloth hardcover in no dust jacket. Measures 6-5/8" x 9-1/2" tall. 164 pp. A first edition printing of Rolfe Humphries' collected poetry entitled 'Out of the Jewel'. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Head and tail of spine slightly worn. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Previous owner wrote title and author on spine in black marker. Book tight and complete, internally clean with no interior writing. Not ex-library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Come Back to Earth, Roy Helton
56 Roy Helton Come Back to Earth
New York Harper & Bros. 1946 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1946. Stated first edition. Red cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Measures 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" tall. 71 pp. Description from the front cover: "Poems that point to the supremacy of nature and man's needful submission to that source from which his strength derives". Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners bumped. Dust jacket front and back lower corner shows moisture staining; as well as bumping (indentation) to lower fore edge. It appears someone scribbled their own poem on inner endpaper in pencil. Title of stanza number XXV is circled in pencil, else no other interior marks. Book tight and complete. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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57 Sandburg, Carl Smoke and Steel & Slabs of the Sunburnt West
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co 1922 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1922. First edition. Deep blue cloth hardcover, in dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/8" tall. 267 pp + 76 pp. Includes full contents page. First edition printing of Sandburg's anthology of poetry, containing Smoke and Steel, and Slabs of the Sunburnt West. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Internal pencil circles on 5 pages by previous owner. Previous owner's information on ffep. Heavy duty tape-closed tears on dust jacket. DJ taped to covers. Not ex-library. Price considered with condition in mind. Pages are otherwise clean and binding tight, and clean spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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00/01 (with) Millennium List / Things to Do accordion fold binding, Scholder, Fritz
58 Scholder, Fritz 00/01 (with) Millennium List / Things to Do accordion fold binding
Tucson Nazraeli Press 1999 3923922582 / 9783923922581 1st Edition No Binding Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Scholder, Fritz 
Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 1999. First edition. A collection of 27 individual 7" by 5" cards many with color illustrations by Fritz Scholder and accompanying text and poems together with an accordion fold set of cards with text titled "Things to Do". As New First Edition in the original 7.5'" by 5.3" red lucite box with slide-off clear plastic cover. Limited to 500 un-numbered printings. Lucite and contents in very good condition with no flaws to note. Due to the materials used in its construction, this will only ship in a box (no bubble-mailer envelopes). 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Amazing Year, Selden Rodman
59 Selden Rodman The Amazing Year
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. First Edition. 1947 with Scribner's 'A'. Black cloth hardcover, in dust jacket. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" tall. 113 pp. Full contents section in front with each included day. A book of lyric poems organized that it may be read as a narrative or diary: dating from May 1, 1945 - April 30, 1946, or 'The Amazing Year'. Overall, very good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped. Dust jacket edges chipped. Head and tail of dj spine chipped, with closed tear on back corner section. Interior contents tight. Previous owner's name written on ffep. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Poet in Blue Minor [Signed by Author], Selwyn S. Schwartz
60 Selwyn S. Schwartz The Poet in Blue Minor [Signed by Author]
Prairie City, IL Press of James A. Decker 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
A first edition, first printing book of poetry signed and dated by author Selwyn S. Schwartz, AND signed / inscribed to Charles Bass (of Chicago), by the publisher, James A. Decker. Both dated 4/23/1942. The first publishing of Schwartz poetry was found in POETRY: A magazine of verse, under 'Judgment', April 1942 - around the same time of this publication. Prairie City, IL: The Press of James A. Decker, 1942. Limited Edition printing of 400 unnumbered copies. Dark green cloth hardcover in blue/grey decorative dust jacket. Measures 6" x 9-3/8" tall. 141 pp. Signed by author and signed / inscribed by publisher on front free end paper. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Slightest bumping to corners. Small portion of darkening to cloth spine where DJ has chipped area. Dust jacket shows heavy chipping and wear; most of DJ at spine chipped and missing. DJ panels separated at spine. Slight yellowing to DJ edges, both on front and back panels. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Signatures in pen appear bold and clean. DJ now enclosed and protected in crystal-clear acid-free dust jacket cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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