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Kriss Kringle's Greeting: Containing choice original and selected Poems in English, German and French and translations from the Swedish, with two Xmas Carols set to music
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Kriss Kringle's Greeting: Containing choice original and selected Poems in English, German and French and translations from the Swedish, with two Xmas Carols set to music

Buffalo, N.Y.: Peter Paul & Brother, 1881. Paperback. Very Good -. [12] leaves: illustrations, music; 25 cm. Card covers tied with a ribbon, the covers with a curved pointed upper edge, like a stained-glass window. The front has the title Kriss Kringle's Greeting with a chromolithographed illustration of Kriss Kringle in a white, fur-edged, hooded robe, holding a small Christmas tree and with a basket of toys slung over his back. The back has the greetings "Merry Christmas Happy New Year" with a chromolithographed illustration of holly. Both illustrations are on a gilt background. Covers are edged with a gilt and brown fringe. The two Christmas carols with music are from German songs, with words by "C. M.": Bethlehem's Star and Christmas Night. Very scarce. In Very Good- Condition: the ribbon holding the covers and pages together is separated; cover is lightly soiled and creased; interior is clean and bright.

$129.00

Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters: The First Fifty Years, 1912-1962; Edited and compiled by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young; Introductions and Commentary by Joseph Parisi; Foreword by Billy Collins
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Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters: The First Fifty Years, 1912-1962; Edited and compiled by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young; Introductions and Commentary by Joseph Parisi; Foreword by Billy Collins

By Parisi, Joseph; Young, Stephen, editors and compilers

New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2002. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xix, [3], 473 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Brown and beige cover with gilt-stamped spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Contains over 600 letters to and from the editors of the magazine Poetry from its founding in 1912 through 1962. The founder and earliest editor was poet and literary critic Harriet Monroe (1860-1936). A fascinating collection of letters offering a view of the development of 20th-century poetry. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine Condition: edges lightly rubbed; clean and bright.

$19.00

The Hymns of Orpheus: With the Life and Theology of Orpheus; Translated by Thomas Taylor
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The Hymns of Orpheus: With the Life and Theology of Orpheus; Translated by Thomas Taylor

By Orpheus

S.l.: Forgotten Books, 2007. Paperback. Good. viii, 190, [6] p.; 20 cm. Paperback. Publisher's advertisement on one page following text. In Good Condition: small scrape on spine; front cover curves up; ink notations and underlining on a few pages; some page corners creased; fore-edges slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.

$15.00

Easter Songs of Love and Praise by Cecilia Havercal
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Easter Songs of Love and Praise by Cecilia Havercal

By Havergal, Cecilia

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1883. Paperback. Very Good -. [8] p.: in-text drawings; 13 cm. Sewn wrappers, which are included in page count. Wrapper title. No date of publication. The author, poet Cecilia Havergal, was born in 1849 and married Frederick Bickerton Grant in 1883. After her marriage, she is generally identified as Cecilia Havergal Grant, suggesting that this was published prior to her marriage in 1883. A very scarce Raphel Tuck & Sons publication, with no chromolithographed illustrations. In Very Good- Condition: decorative stitching is torn; wrapper is discolored; interior is clean and bright.

$26.00

The Traveling Bears in the East and West: Their Travels and Adventures by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper); Illustrated by V. Flloyd Campbell
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The Traveling Bears in the East and West: Their Travels and Adventures by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper); Illustrated by V. Flloyd Campbell

By Eaton, Seymour

New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1915. Hardcover. Good +. 63, [1] p., color frontispiece: full-page and in-text illustrations; 28 cm. Dark blue cloth spine with paper over boards; title and color illustration on front board; back board is plain white. Former owner's inscription on front free endpaper: "Wesley Faulk, Christmas 1915." Contents: The Traveling Bears Meet Chicago Children -- See Chicago -- At Niagara -- Arrive in Boston -- See Bunker Hill and Plymouth Rock -- Take an automobile Ride -- At Harvard. In Good+ Condition: edges rubbed; cover lightly soiled; front hinge partially separated; title page foxed; otherwise, occasional light soiling.

$67.00

The Field of Waterloo: A Poem by Walter Scott
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The Field of Waterloo: A Poem by Walter Scott

By Scott, Walter, Sir

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1815. Paperback. Good. First edition with half title and advertisements. Written "for the purpose of assisting the Waterloo Subscription." Printed by James Ballantyne & Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray, London. 56, 4, [2] p.; 23 cm. Original plain wrapper; pages are untrimmed. Advertisements of printer and publishers on 7 pages following text. Pages 55-56 contain Ballantyne's list of Works of Walter Scott, Esq. The following 2 pages contain an advertisement for The Works of Jonathan Swift with notes and a life of the author by Walter Scott. The next 2 pages contain an advertisement, dated Sept. 1815, for vol. 1, part 1, of the supplement to the 4th and 5th editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The final unpaginated page contains proposals for publishing prints by Richard Sasse of the Battle of Waterloo and the defence of Hougoumont. Former owner's name inscribed on front fixed endpaper: "Wm. Dallas." In Good Condition: wrapper is stained, chipped, and separated along spine; stain at lower pages edges, which are chipped; light soiling at page edges.

$191.00

Gems set by Tennyson; Illustrated by Bertha Maguire and Bessie Nichol
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Gems set by Tennyson; Illustrated by Bertha Maguire and Bessie Nichol

By Tennyson, Alfred Lord

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1890. Paperback. Good. Printed in Saxony. No date of publication. New York and Paris (included in the imprint) were added to the imprint in the 1880s. In 1895 "Limited" was added to the imprint; it is not present here. Trademark easel and palette on final page with "No. 790." [16] p.: chromolithographed illustrations; 18 x 26 cm. Sewn with gilt cord. Chromolithographed card cover with cut-outs in the front cover. The text consists of excerpts from Tennyson's The May Queen. In Good Condition: corners creased; cover rubbed at spine and starting to separate; one page soiled; light foxing; otherwise, clean and solid.

$26.00

Prince Greenwood and Pearl-of-Price; With their good Donkey kind and wise! Translated from the German of H. Hoffman-Donner by M. Despard; Illustrated by Eleanor Greatorex
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Prince Greenwood and Pearl-of-Price; With their good Donkey kind and wise! Translated from the German of H. Hoffman-Donner by M. Despard; Illustrated by Eleanor Greatorex

By Hoffmann, Heinrich; Despard, Matilda, translator

Washington, D.C.: N. Peters, Photo-Lithographer, 1874. Hardcover. Fair. [2], 17, [1] p., 8 leaves of illustrations; 30 cm. Original maroon cloth with gilt-stamped cover title; back cover has matching blind-stamped title; blind-stamped decorative border on both boards. Boards have bevelled edges. Dark brown endpapers. Each leaf of illustration includes one verse. The translator, Matilda Pratt Despard (1827-1915), was the aunt of the illustrator, Eleanor Greatorex (1854-1917). First published in German in 1870, this was the last book published by Hoffman, best known today as the author of Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter). In Fair Condition: loss at ends of spine; cloth is rubbed and faded; closed 2.5-cm. tear from lower edge of pp. 3-4; soiled throughout, although primarily in margins; tight and complete.

$15.00

Harper's New Monthly Magazine volume 73, no. 437 Oct. 1886
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine volume 73, no. 437 Oct. 1886

By Edwards, Amelia B.; et al.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886. Paperback. Good -. 109-116, [1], 652-810, 4, 117-136 p., frontispiece: illustrations; 25 cm. Illustrated wrapper, stapled. Includes Harper & Brothers Monthly Bulletin on first 8 pages (on light green paper) and a wide variety of advertisements on final 20 pages. Advertisements include: "The Best Hair Dressing Cocoaine," sold by Joseph Burnett & Co., Boston. Contents: Autumn in England by Lucy C. Lillie -- Their Pilgrimage by Charles Dudley Warner [chapt. 14] -- The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliers by Maria Barrett Butler -- Old 'Stracted by Thomas Nelson Page -- The Home Acre by E. P. Roe [chapt. 8] -- The Story of Tanis by Amelia B. Edwards -- Springhaven by R. D. Blackmore [chapt. 27-31] -- The River Floweth On by Helen Gray Cone -- United States Naval Artillery by Rear-Admiral Edward Simpson -- and poetry by Andrew Lang, William Gibson, R. D. Blackmore, Richard Henry Stoddard, William H. Hayne, Will Wallace Harney, and Margaret Deland. In Good- Condition: front wrapper is detached, stained, and has old repair; back wrapper has loss along fore-edge; first page (Monthly Bulletin) stained; corner creasing on first and last pages; otherwise, clean and tight.

$9.00

The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics Volume 12, no. 71 Sept. 1863
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The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics Volume 12, no. 71 Sept. 1863

By Alcott, Louisa May; Terry, Rose; et al.

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Paperback. Fair. [1], 266-400, [4] p.: illustrations; 25 cm. Stitched wrapper with illustration of the American flag on the front wrapper. Wrapper title: The Atlantic Monthly: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Politics. Advertisements on final 4 pages and on back wrapper include one for the Palmer Arm & Leg Patent of B. Frank Palmer, who had filed the first patent for an artificial leg in the United States in 1846. The U.S. government in 1862 agreed to provide artificial limbs to soldiers injured in the Civil War and Palmer was one of the suppliers. Contents: The Puritan Minister -- Thoreau's Flute by Louisa May Alcott [first publication] -- Mr. Martin's Disappointments -- Robert and Clara Schumann: Florestan's Story -- The Freedmen at Port Royal by Edward Lillie Pierce -- The Mather Safe -- The Tertiary Age, and Its Characteristic Animals -- The New Sangreal by Rose Terry [first publication] -- Thomas de Quincey -- Mrs. Lewis: A Story in Three Parts -- Lyrics of the Street: VI Play by Julia Ward Howe -- Interesting Manuscripts of Edmund Burke -- Harvard's Heroes by Walter Mitchell -- Who is Roebuck? The books reviewed include Hospital Transports: A memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862. In Fair Condition: front and back wrappers are detached but present; wrappers are lightly soiled; 2 pages opened carelessly; faint dampstain, primarily at lower edges; occasional foxing; otherwise, clean and solid.

$26.00

Pennsylvania German Poetry: 1685-1830 [in The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. 20 1955]
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Pennsylvania German Poetry: 1685-1830 [in The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. 20 1955]

By Stoudt, John Joseph

Allentown, Pa: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good -. cvi, 286, [2] p.; 23 cm. Off-white cloth with red spine and cover titles, and red cover illustration. Title page has decorative red border. Decorated inital letters in red. Former owner's name on front fixed endpaper: "T. C. Tatman." Thomas Cooper Tatman (1917-1996) did graduate work in German philology and taught German at Temple University, Lincoln University, and Friends Select. In Very Good- Condition: spine slightly sunned; some edges and corners heavily frayed; clean and bright.

$31.00

The Later Poems of John Birmelin [in The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. 16 1951]
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The Later Poems of John Birmelin [in The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. 16 1951]

By Birmelin, John

Allentown, Pa: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good +. v, [1], 213, [3] p., 1 leaf with a portrait: 1 leaf with a portrait included in pagination; 23 cm. Off-white cloth with red spine and cover titles. Title page has decorative red border. Decorated inital letters in red. Contents: In Memoriam John Birmelin -- The Later Poems of John Birmelin -- Pennsylvania German Folklore: An Interpretation by John Joseph Stoudt -- A List of German Immigrants to the American Colonies from Zweibruecken in the Palatinate 1750-1771 edited by Friedrich Krebs with an Introduction by Don Yoder -- A List of Eighteenth-Century Emigrants from the Canton of Schaffhauen to the American Colonies 1734-1752 edited by Ernst Steinemann with an Introduction by Don Yoder -- In Memoriam Philip Mason Palmer -- 1951 in Pennsylvania German Folklore by Arthur D. Graeff. Former owner's name on front fixed endpaper: "T. C. Tatman." Thomas Cooper Tatman (1917-1996) did graduate work in German philology and taught German at Temple University, Lincoln University, and Friends Select. In Very Good+ Condition: spine and along upper edge of front cover slightly sunned; some pages unopened; clean and bright.

$31.00

The Greek Bucolic Poets; with an English Translation by J. M. Edmonds [Theocritus -- Bion -- Moschus]
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The Greek Bucolic Poets; with an English Translation by J. M. Edmonds [Theocritus -- Bion -- Moschus]

Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good. xxviii, 526, [2] p.; 17 cm. Green cloth with gilt spine title. No dust jacket. The Loeb Classical Library edited by Jeffrey Henerson, vol. 28. First pubished 1912; reprinted and revised 1928. This is an undated, later printing. Printed with Greek text on the left and English translation on the right. In Very Good Condition: slightly cocked; slight ding in front cover; occasional pencil mark in text; otherwise, clean and tight.

$16.00

Jingles from the Postman's Pack to a Blue-Eyed Boy: Delivered from Three to Six; from the pen of Clem Irwin Orr "Tante"; illustrated by Jay Chambers
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Jingles from the Postman's Pack to a Blue-Eyed Boy: Delivered from Three to Six; from the pen of Clem Irwin Orr "Tante"; illustrated by Jay Chambers

By Orr, Clem Irwin; Chambers, Jay G.

New York: Marchbanks Press, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. [40] p.: illustrations; 19 cm. White paper over boards; cover title in black. Front cover illustrated in blue. One of a limited edition of 200 copies printed for the author on handmade paper by the Marchbanks Press in May 1914. In 1914 Hal Marchbanks (1877-1934) was a founding member of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and started the Marchbanks Press. This was the second item printed by the press. The illustrator, Jay Chambers, was a staff artist on the New York World and the father of Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961). Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: spine is sunned; cover is lightly soiled and rubbed; pages are clean and crisp.

$129.00

The Petables and Their Edibles
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The Petables and Their Edibles

By Ryan-Hanson, Maris

Andalusia, Pa: OBM Publishing, 1980. Paperback. Very Good. 84 p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Black comb binding; illustrated card covers printed in red and black. Contains 31 illustrations of a dog or cat with accompanying amusing verse, facing a recipe named for the animal (for ex., the Chow Chow -- Chow Chow chowder; the Siamese cat -- Siamese sesame chicken). Includes index. Scarce. In Very Good Condition: cover is lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.

$9.00

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri; translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri; translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher

By Dante Alighieri

New York: Macmillan Co, 1933. Hardcover. Very Good. xi, [3], 471, [3] p., frontispiece; 22 cm. Maroon cloth with gilt spine title. No dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in following p. 471. In Very Good Condition: ends of spine rubbed; a few marginal notes; otherwise, clean and tight.

$19.00

A Treasury of English Sonnets edited From the Original Sources with Notes and Illustration by David M. Main
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A Treasury of English Sonnets edited From the Original Sources with Notes and Illustration by David M. Main

By Main, David M., editor

New York: Hurst and Co, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. viii, 470 p., frontispiece; 19 cm. Green cloth with white spine and cover titles and decoration; oval color illustrated pastedown on front cover. Includes notes, index of authors, and index of first lines. No date of publication. Copyright 1887 by R. Worthington, who went out of business in 1893; presumably Hurst bought it from Worthington no later than that year. "The aim of this work is to provide students and lovers of good poetry with a comprehensive Selection of the best original Sonnets known to the Editor, written by native English poets not living; and to illustrate it from English poetical and prose literature." -- Preface, p. vii. In Very Good Condition: most of white lacking from spine; spine is lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.

$29.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1910. Very Good -. [2], 30 p., frontispiece portrait of the author; 17 cm. Brown suede binding with embossed cover title over gilt background. Oval cut-out in front cover reveals a rustic scene. Dark brown endpapers. Dark brown ribbon bookmark. No date of publication. Small stamp with 1910 date on back free endpaper. Barse & Hopkins issued this poem in several bindings. This is the scarcest. In Very Good- Condition: corners rubbed with minor loss; front fixed endpaper partially separated from cover, with some loss along edges of endpaper; closed 1-cm. tear from fore-edge of one leaf; clean and tight.

$36.00

Lunapark und Alexanderplatz: Berlin in Poesie und Prosa; Herausgegeben von Bruno E. Werner und Ortrud Reichel
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Lunapark und Alexanderplatz: Berlin in Poesie und Prosa; Herausgegeben von Bruno E. Werner und Ortrud Reichel

By Werner, Bruno E.; Reichel, Ortrud, editors

Munich: R. Piper & Co, 1965. Hardcover. Very Good +. 128 p.: illustrations; 19 cm. Red cover with white spine and cover titles, and black illustration. In Very Good+ Condition: corners lightly rubbed; clean and tight.

$10.00

The Twelve Lays of the Gipsy: Translated, with an Introduction, by George Thomson
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The Twelve Lays of the Gipsy: Translated, with an Introduction, by George Thomson

By Palamas, Kostis

London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1969. Hardcover. Good. ix, [1], 145 p.; 22 cm. Orange and black cloth with gilt spine title, black cover title, and gilt cover illustration. Map on front endpaper. No dust jacket (as issued?). Includes an index of Greek names. in Good Condition: cover is rubbed and soiled; occasional pencil marginal marks and underlining; otherwise, clean and tight.

$23.00

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