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The Complete Poetical Works and Letters

by Keats, John

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1899
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1899. Octavo. . In one volume. 473pp. Portrait frontispiece, Vignette title page These poems were taken from various sources including those from manuscripts and other editor's works as allowed. The letters were taken from Keats Grandfather, George Keats. Bound in full tree calf with boards edges decorated in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully… Read more
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Modern American Poetry; a Critical Anthology, 4th Revised Edition

by Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977

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New York; (1931): Harcourt, Brace and Co. Octavo. xxxviii, 850 pages. As the Great Depression continued, the book was greatly reduced in poem and size. Inscribed by Louis Untermeyer to the controversial Methodist bishop G. Bromiley Oxname and his wife: "remembering the most sub-tropical and the most delightful day every spent by Louis Untermeyer." Among the most important poets… Read more
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The Idylls of Theocritus

by Hallard, James Henry

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Published
1913
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London: Rivingtons; Longman, and Col, Etal, 1913. Octavo. Inscribed and signed by the author. Third edition. xvi, 161pp. (1)pp publsiher's ad, Translated into English verse by the author. The author states that in 1901 Mr. R.J. Chomeley's edition of Theocritus induced him to revised his work. Changes had been made here and there in his translation in concsequence.… Read more
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The Course of Time, a Poem in Ten Books

by Pollok, Robert

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Published
1846
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1846. Small Octavo. 18th edition. 330pp. Robert Pollok (1798-1827) gained international fame in the 19th century. His epic poem "The Course of Time" had much in common with Milton's "Paradise Lost", with which it is often compared, but its religious outlook was quite different. Pollok was a Calvinist with a Covenanter background. The book… Read more
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Don Juan: A Poem

by Byron, Lord George

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London and Glasgow; [ca.1835): Richard Griffin and Co. Small Octavo. A new edition with memoir, x, 425, (3)pp., The British Library states "Famously described as 'mad, bad and dangerous to know', the poet Lord Byron caused a sensation when he published the first installments of Don Juan in 1819. A long satirical poem, divided into sections called 'cantos', Don… Read more
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Poetry

by Chorlton, David, Stephanie Myers and Agnese Udinotti

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Limited Edition
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Scottsdale, AZ; (1980): Udinotti Publications. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited collector's edition #4 of 6 copies signed by sculpturist Agnese Udinotti, photographer Stephanie Myers and poet David Chorlton, 49 printed leaves (printed on rectos only) illustrated. This is a book of poetry written by all three artist. Bounf in black cloth lettered in black, spine a bit sunned. A very… Read more
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The Defense of Guenevere

by Morris, William

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Published
1905
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London/New York: John Lane and the Bodley Head, 1905. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" . 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". Flowers of Parnassus series. 43pp., beautifully illustrated by Jessie M. King who was known for her Art Nouveau style (Glascow School) drawings but she also designed jewelry, greeting cards, fabric, ceramics and batik textiles, and especially, murals. Bound in… Read more
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Eeldrop and Appleplex

by Eliot, T.S.

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Published
1992
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Limited Edition
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent: The Founding Press, 1992. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 48. 10 (1) pages. The text is taken from The Little Review, May and September 1917. This work is T.S. Eliot's only short story from which two sentences must be added to the official canon. "There are evil… Read more
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A Bravery of Earth (by the Author with a Letter to Mrs. Ogden Reid)

by Eberhart, Richard

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First Edition
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New York; (1930): Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Octavo. 128 pages. The author's first book inscribed to Mrs. Oden Reid with a one page autographed letter explaining first, why he was amiss in not bringing his first book over to her for sometime and then goes on to explain: "Please understand absolutely that it is not to "pay… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed, 1 Page, Oct. 17, 1986 to Valerie Gates Stevens

by Burnshaw, Stanley (1906-2005)

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The poet-author has written a 50 line letter in response to Valerie Gates Steven who he knew in Michigan in the late 1920's, he even has a copy of her poem in "Poet Folio"'s final issue (May-June 1929). He reminds them of his poor friend Tony who had died of throat cancer. He then refers to his… Read more
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East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1908. Octavo. 143 pages, he dedicates the book to Thomas F. Walsh, after opening with his poems of the West with its vast canyons and open ranges. He writes to his Kentucky Rifle and his Winchester, he also writes likening himself to a bucking horse. He has poems reminiscent of… Read more
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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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Published
1867
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New York: W.E. Benjamin, 1867. Benjamin, Walter Evarts. Octavo. 2 vol set, large paper edition, #65 of 100 copies, each with two etchings of Leigh Hunt by William Evarts Benjamin. The only other recorded large paper edition is at the Newberry Library. Williams Evarts Benjamin (1839-1940) who began as a partner with his brother Walter R. Benjamin,… Read more
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Out to Old Aunt Mary's

by Riley, James Whitcomb

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First Editon
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Indianaolis; (1904): Bobbs-Merrill. First Editon. Octavo. 2nd issue with Braunsworth & Company, imprint with four dots. 96 unnumbered pages, illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy and decorated by Margaret Armstrong. with the rare unrecorded dust jacket in near fine condition and in the original box. Green A cloth, with no lettering, pasted to front. End… Read more
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London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1865. Small Octavo. . Fore-edge painting of a colorful Brough Castle ruins in Westmoreland. 532pp., illustrated with engravings with tissue guards present, Handsome bound in full black morocco decorated in blind, lettering gilt, raised bands with tile gilt, compartments stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A beautiful copy without names or… Read more
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London: for Wilkie and Robinson, 1811. Octavo. 236pp. with a fore-edge painting depicting a doe and a buck in a field. Illustrated with four full page engravings. Beautifully bound in contemporary green straight grained morocco lavishly gilt, spine fully gilt decorated, double brown morocco labels and all edges gilt, joints just a bit rubbed. A handsome copy with just… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell (fore-edge painting)

by Campbell, Thomas

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Published
1868
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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1868. Thick Octavo. A new edition with a nice fore-edge painting of the Governor of the Red River, Hudson's Bay, voyaging in a light Canoe. Portrait frontispiece. 403pp., with notes by Rev. W.A. Hill, illustrated with twenty vignette engravings from designs by J.M.W. Turner. Campbell was a Scottish poet, remembered chiefly for his sentimental… Read more
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Poems

by Churchill, C[Charles]

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Published
1766
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London: for John Churchill and W. Flexney, 1766. Octavo. In two volumes. Third edition. From the library of Pauncefort-Duncombe with his Brickhill Manor bookplate. 369 and 330pp., signed at the end of volume two as usual by John Churchill who was the executor of Charles' estate. The author, a poetical satirists was the son of Rev. Charles Churchll, curate… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

by Burns, Robert

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London; Nd(ca.1810): Printed By J. Smith for J.A. Oddy. 12mo. In two volumes, Vol. I. Engraved frontispiece of Burns, vignette title page, 2 engravings dated 1810, xxxiv, 179pp. Vol. II. engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 2 other engravings both dated 1810. vi, 190pp. includes glossary. A nice collection of Scottish poems by Robert Burns, nicely bound in… Read more
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The Lady of the Lake

by Christy, Howard Chandler and Sir Walter Scott

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np(1910): The Bobbs-Merrill Co. Quarto. no pagination. Beautifully illustrated in color and in black and white by Howard Chandler Christy set to Scott's beautiful and unforgetable poem. Bound in a signed (B.S.:Bertha Stuart) designed binding of green cloth decorated with yellow flowers and green stems, lettering gilt within gilt frame, spine in blind, minor wear to… Read more
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Poems (Fore-edge Painting)

by Hood, Thomas

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Published
1863
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London: Edwad Moxon and Co, 1863. 12mo. Sixteenth edition with a fore-edge painting depicting a scenery with a large estate, people and trees. A beautiful copy bound in green pebble grained morocco paneled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, previous owner's gift inscription dated 1911. A fine bright copy, internally fresh. … Read more
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