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The Loves of Hero and Leander

By MUSAEUS, Grammaticus. [Translated by Grosvenor Charles Bedford]

London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co, 1797. . 4to, contemporary marbled boards, leather spine and tips; front board skillfully rehinged; armorial bookplate of the ?Elliott family on front pastedown According to Lowndes this was privately printed for the Translater, Bedford, at about the time he went up to Cambridge.



By GOULD Gerald

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1911. . Small 8vo, original printed maroon stiff wrappers; spine and 1/2 inch across top back cover faded. FIRST EDITION. Lengthy In Memoriam by fellow poet and reviewer, Humbert Wolfe on the verso of the dedication page and facing "Author's Note"


Poemata...Curante Abrahamo Perrenot

By RELAND Adrian

Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Apud Henricum Spruit, 1748. . 8vo, full contemporary calf, lacking spine, front cover detached, but present Four volumes in one. Adriaan Reland (1676-1718), also known as Adriaen Reeland/Reelant and Hadrianus Relandus was a noted Dutch scholar, cartographer and philologist. and one of the early Orientalists. He made a long-lasting and significant contribution to the historical geography of early Palestine.


[Group of 10 titles Ñ 9 first editions and one second as below]

By TENNYSON Alfred, Lord

London: [Various Publishers], 1864-1892. . 8vo, various green cloths "Enoch Arden" (Moxon 1864); "Queen Mary" (King 1875Ñinner hinges cracked; 2nd Ed.) "Harold" (King 1877Ñinner front hinge cracked) "The Lover's Tale" (Kegan Paul 1879Ñring on front cover. "Ballads and Other Poems" (Kegan Paul 1880Ñ(inner hinges cracked) "Tiresias" (Macmillan 1885Ñhead & tail spine slightly abraded) "Locksley Hall" (Macmillan 1886Ñhead & tail spine slightly abraded) "Demeter" (Macmillan 1889Ñextremities slightly rubbed. "The Death of Oenone, Akbsr'Dream" (Macmillan 1892Ñuncut and unopened, very good condition) "The Foresters. Robin Hood and Maid Marian: (Macmillan 1892ÑFirst U.K. edition. Excellent condition)


The History of the Rise and Progress of Poetry, Through It's (sic) Several Species.


Newcastle: J. White and T. Saint, 1764. . 8vo, modern paper-covered boards, leather spine and spine label; first few leaves dampstained; paper browned throughout; top edge cut; others untrimmed. Ownership signature of Richard Dodsley on the front free endpaper, dated 1769. FIRST EDITION. Text is largely extracted from his dissertation: "A dissertation on the rise, union, and powers, the progressions, separations, and corruptions, of poetry and music. To which is prefixed, The cure of Saul. A sacred ode" published in London in 1763. The present text does not treat music at all.


Jute-Waste (Indian Railway Rhymes.


London: Erskine Macdonald, Ltd., after 1927. . 8vo, rose-colored stiff wrappers, wallet edges, somewhat faded, outer front hinge cracked; edges chippe. No copies located in the US; 6 holdings in COPAC. Non-authorial gift presentation on the front free endpaper, dated 1927. The author is not to be consfused the American author Eliza Brown Chase who often signed her books simply E. B. Brown.




[Iowa City]: The Stone Wall Press [and] The Seamark Press, . . Small 8vo, bright blue cloth-covered boards, white paper label. As New One of 250 copies. "The fourth Seamark book (Cargo, 1972) is set in Emerson, a type Kay would continue to use. This, you could say, is the first sign of her mature style. But Cargo represents yet another experiment that Kay would not repeat: it is the one and only book issued jointly by the Seamark Press and Kim MerkerÕs Stonewall Press. Merker was some 15 years older than Kay and had come to Iowa to study with Harry Duncan about a decade earlier than she. He was also then, like Kay, a junior member of the faculty of the University of Iowa, where he too would stay for the rest of his life Ð but Kay and Kim were of radically different temperaments and grew steadily further apart. In later years, the UniversityÕs Center for the Book, directed by Merker, and the Type Lab, directed by Kay, maintained efficient, polite, but rather chilly professional relations, while students moved freely and easily between themÑRobert Bringhurst's "In memoriam: Kay Louise Amert 1947Ð2008".


Religio Animae and Other Poems


London: Edward Moxon & Co., [1866]. . 8vo, green publisher's pebbled cloth, beveled edges, gilt on both covers and spine INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper: "G. R. Chapman, Esq. with kind compliments from Alfred B. Richards Feby 20th 1868" COPAC assigns this printing to 1866, the same year as the Chapman and Hall printing of the same number of pages which is found in 5 copies in OCLC, including the British Library Reference Division which would suggest that their copy is one of two copyright copies, and that the Chapman and Hall edition is, in fact, the first.


Poems of . . .. Complete Edition

By HAYNE Paul Hamilton

Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1882. . 8vo, maroon cloth, title on front cover on gilt background, spine gilt. Superb condition. the slightest of wear on corners and tail of spine First Edition. BAL 7889. Two press clippings neatly pasted to back pastedown


Checklists of Separate Publications of Poets at the First Berkeley Poetry Conference


[Berkeley: [The Shop, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, 1965. . 12mo. blue printed wrappers. As New. Treated are: Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley, Richard Duerden, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Leroi Jones, Joanne Kyger, Ron Loewinsohn, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder, Jack Spicer, George Stanley, Lew Welch, and John Wieners.


Nine Songs from the Twelfth Century French....[cover title]

By FRASER, Lovat Abbott, Claude Colleer, Translator

Chelsea [London]: The Chelsea Book Club, [1920]. . 8vo, printed white self wrappers. ONE OF 50 special copies numbered and signed by Abbott out of a total edition of 400.


Canary-Birds Naturaliz'd in Utopia. A Canto. Dulce est paternum solum


London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. Price 2 Pence, . . 8vo, disbound, showing evidence of previous pamphlet binding. One of several 1709 printings. This is ESTC 19866 and Foxon C19. No Priority established.This was also issued as part of: ÕA collection of the best English poetry, by several handsÕ, London, 1717. The poem objects to the passing of the Foreign Protestants Naturalization Act 1708 (7 Ann c 5), sometimes referred to as the Foreign and Protestants Naturalization Act 1708. It was an Act of the British Parliament and was passed to allow the naturalisation of French Protestants (Huguenots) who had fled to Britain after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. It was one of the British Subjects Acts passed in the years 1708 to 1772. The Whig majority in Parliament passed the Act with the support of both Houses of Parliament despite some opposition that a "conflux of aliens that would be invited over". The counter-argument is presented in the preamble of the bill "that the increase of people is a means of advancing the wealth and strength of a nation."


The Poetical Works

By MILMAN, H[enry]. H[art].

London: John Murray, 1839. . 3 volumes. 12mo, rose ribbed cloth, spines faded and with some abrasion at head and tails. Frontispiece, half-title and extra-engraved title in each volume. Some foxing to early leaves in each volume FIRST EDITION? The extra-engraved titles are dated 1840.


Remains in Verse and Prose

By HALLAM Arthur Henry (1811Ð1833)

London: Privately Printed, 1853. . 8vo, red contemporary 3/4 morocco, marbled boards, some wear on edges and corners; minor foxing on first and last few leaves. FIRST EDITION, the second of two privately printed editions. The first being printed in 1834. Finally published in 1862. INSCRIBED on the half-title by the editor, the author's father, to Mrs. [Sarah] Austin, an old friend who was asked to write a biography of the young Hallam but refused. Hallam was a great friend of Lord Alfred Tennyson and is the subject of Tennyson's "In Memoriam A.H.H." Hallam was engaged to Tennyson's sister Emilia at the time of his death. She later married and named her son after Hallam.


Psyche's Lamp

By POWERS Rose Mills

Winter Park, Florida: The Angel Alley Press, 1927. . 12mo, marbled boards, black cloth spine; non-authorial gift presentation on front free endpaper. One of 450 signed copies. Printed at the Cuneo Press, typography by Douglas C. McMurtrie




Windsor: The School (Printed by the Medici Society), 1937. . 4to, full vellum, arms of the college on front cover, t.e.g., others uncut; covers bowed; bookseller ticket of "The Brick Row Book Shop" Austin, Texas on the back pastedown Privately printed by the Medici Society for Eton College. In this case the preliminaries are misbound with the title following the Contents. The Presentation page, following the half-title, bears the printed date 1910 in roman numerals and has been altered to 1943 by the addition of "LIII" to the original numerals. Claude Aurelius Elliott, the headmaster of the time signed the presentation which was awarded to Francis J. Morley


Poems 1908-1914


New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1918. . 8vo, brown cloth; uncut and unopened First American Edition from the British sheets. INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper to "Miss Marcella Burns". This would be Marcella Burns Hahner, of the book department of Marshall Field's in Chicago, one of the giants of book retailing in the first quarter of the 20th Century.


Milton's Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity with an Introduction by Glen Levin Swiggett


Sewanee, Tennessee: University Press of Sewanee Tennessee, 1905. . Tall 12mo in halfsheets, blue paper-covered boards, white cloth spine (soiled); bottom corners badly bumped resulting in some paper loss One of 250 copies. This copy unopened and uncut


The Poetical Works

By BAUDRY. Canning George

Paris: Baudry, at the English, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese Library, 1828. . 16mo, bright green wrappers, spine label; front wrapper lacking; text block broken at front but holding In "The British Classics" series.


Pittsburgh Memoranda

By LONG Haniel

Santa Fe: Writer's Editions, 1935. . Large 8vo, original black buckram, beveled edges, three ink spots on front free endpaper. One of 1,000 copies printed by the Rydal Press, and signed by the author


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