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The Idylls of Theocritus

by Hallard, James Henry

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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 Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in Seven Parts

by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor and Willy Pogany

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First Edition
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New York,[1910]: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. First Edition. Quarto. . First American trade edition beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany with 20 tipped in color plates, beautifully decorated borders, several with artwork within the borders. One of the longest major poems of an English poet which is still published today. It had been illustrated by several different artist including… 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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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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The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Poe, Edgar A.

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Published
1902
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Limited Edition
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New York/London;: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Limited Edition. Octavo. The Eldorado edition, one of only 150 copies signed and numbered by the publisher. In ten volumes edited and chronologically arranged on the basis of the standard text, with certain additional material and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson, professor of English in Dartmouth College, beautifully illustrated by… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to Which are Appended Poems Attributed to Chaucer

by Chaucer, Geoffrey (Arthur Gilman, Editor)

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Boston; (1879): Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Small Octavo. . In three volumes, 598, 691 and 708pp. The editor writes in his opinion, no text of Chaucer's poems are available for use that was worthy of the poet's name, or of the standard of excellence and purity established for the series. Those scholars connected with the Chaucer Society of London… Read more
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English and Scottish Ballads

by Child, Francis James

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Published
1877
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Co, 1877. 12mo. In eight volumes. The editor has collected those ballads written in the 18th century or earlier. In the preface, the author gives a listing of what each book contains, for example; Volume I contains ballads involving superstitions of various kinds, fairies, elves, legends of popular heroes and more. Volume six are… Read more
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Rhymes of a Red Crossman

by Service, Robert W.

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First American Edition
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New York; (1916): Barse and Hopkins. First American Edition. Octavo. 192pp., illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn. Service was born in England, lived in Scotland then at the age of 21 moved to Canada to fulfill his dream of adventure. He became the great "Poet of the Yukon". A fine, as new, copy bound in red pictorial cloth decorated in… Read more
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Open All Night, New Poems

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
2000
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First Edition
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Santa Rosa, Ca: Black Sparrow Press, 2000. First Edition. Octavo. 361pp., colophon and short bio and photograph of Ch;arles Bukowski. These poems were written between 1970 and 1990, and are part of an archive that Charles Bukowski left to be published after his death. Bound in pictorial paper wraps lettered and decorated in red, blue and yellow,… Read more
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