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Snow-Bound; Among the Hills; Songs of Labor, and Other Poems

By Whittier, John Greenleaf

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. Later Printing.. 94 pp. in stapled wraps. Faint pencil notes in margins of several pages Snow-Bound, rest of text clean, more notes on rear page. Vertical crease on rear cover. Damp mark on rear cover, small spine rip below bottom staple. Previous owner's name and notes in very faint pencil on front endpaper. Textblock still sturdy. With a few b&w glossy photos of the Whittier homestead in Haverhill, Mass. Plus 20-page biographical sketch of Whittier and hiw own brief commentary on his boyhood. The additional poems in the rear of the book include "The Barefoot Boy." and "The Poor Voter on Election Day," a celebration of democracy No. 4 in the Riverside Literature Series of paperbacks, original price 25 cents. Size: 12mo 7 in Tall.


The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology

By Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye

Laguna Beach, California: Literary Arts Press, 1986. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Signed by Co-editor. First Edition.. 136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.


This Golden Summit

By Crowell, Grace Noll

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1937. Book. Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 79 pp. Heavily rubbed on blue-gray cloth, especially on spine and edges and rear board. Lightly tanned. Copyright page states :First edition, D-M coding. A collection of short inspirational poems. Crowell's poetry appeared in several women's magazines in the 1920s and 30s, and she was poet laureate for Texas. No jacket. Size: 8v0 -- 7.75 in Call.


The Scriptures of America

By Escribano, Humilde

Mount Vernon, NY: Baileson, Peter, 1953. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. 1st Edition. 42 pp. on textured cream paper. Spine darkened. slight scuffing and faint dampness ripples on blue-gray boards. Gift inscription to Tippen Davidson, former publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal and music philanthropist. In several music-themed poems, an immigrant sings praises to his adopted homeland in America. Size: 4to - -11 in Tall Limited First Edition, One of 250 Copies..


The Complete Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Cabinet Edition

By Whittier, John Greenleaf Whittier

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1899. Book. Fair. Faux Leatherette. 650 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt border on front board. Most of spine cloth missing beneath title and remaining spine cloth sunned. Front and back boards still attractive, with gilt lyre design intact. Binding strong. Gift inscription "To Virginia" on front endpaper. Text clean. Includes index of first lines and index of poem titles. Frontispiece of Whittier portrait still has protective tissue. Gilt on top edge. Size: 12m0 -- 6.75 in Tall.


Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle
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Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle

By Ted Loder

San Diego, California: LunaMedia, 1984. Book. Illus. by Kerns, Ed. Very Good +. Trade Papeback. First Thus.. 133 pp. Close to new, lightly thumbed. Several full-page b&w abstract illustrations. About 100 prayers in free-verse form. Author was a Methodist pastor in Philadelphia and co-founder of Plowshares non-profit company doing housing renovation for the needy. The prayers are organized in 7 sections: quietness & listening; thanks & praise; unburdening and confession; restoration & renewal; commitment & change, and seasons & holidays. Size: 8vo -- 8 in By 8 in Square Format.


Leaves of Grass

By Whitman, Walt

NY: Modern Library, 1934. Book. Illus. by Angelo, Valenti. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 423 pp. Spine edges and corners bumped, with quarter-inch tear at top of spine. Spine sunned. Initials on endpaper, no marks or writing in text. Binding firm. Text slightly toned. Torchbearer logo on front and spine. G-50 in Modern Library series. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.


Him: A Play

By Cummings, E.e.

NY: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1955. Book. Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 145 pp. Former library book with stampings and book plate. Mylar protector over jacket. Text clean, binding still fairly strong and square. Modernistic art squiggles in gilt on front cover. Subtitled: An imaginary dialogue between an author and a public as imagined by e.e. cummings. Critic Edmund Wilson wrote: "He reveals an astonishing faculty for reproducing and caricaturing the way different sorts of people talk; his soap-box orator, his barker and his American ladies in Paris all speak with the trule lifelike relief of comic genius." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..


The Masque of Comus and the Airs By Henry Lawes

By Milton, John

Cambridge, UK: Heritage Press, 1960. Book. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. Good +. Coth & Decorative Boards. Reprint.. Moderate rubbing on lower half of spine and corners. Blue and orange swirl pattern on boards. Frontispiece of Dian the huntress, plus several other full page color illustrations. 57 pp. Includes 5-pp preface by Mark Van Doren providing history and context for young Milton's brief poetic play of 1634, first presented at Ludlow Castle in Wales. About 20 unpaginated pages in rear gives the music score rendered by collaborator Henry Lawes. This edition uses the final authorized text of 1673. Endpapers lightly foxed, text clean. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall.


Riley Child-Rhymes

By Riley, James Whitcomb

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1898. Book. Illus. by Vawter, Will. Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 188 pp. on glossy stock. Fading to ollive green spine cloth. Gilt titling and decorations intact. Front board oval shows young boy and girl. Quarter-sized black ink blot on rear cover, and slight edge soiling on endpapers. Otherwise, clean. Binding firm. Previous owner's and donor's names in pencil on endpaper. 39 poems, most of them in ungrammatical, apostrophized and misspelled English for young readers, plus dozens of b&w illustrations of children's adventures. Frontispiece with torn tissue protector. Light bumping of corners and spine edges. First published in 1890. Size: 8mo--8 in Tall.


My Father Was a Toltec: And Selected Poems : 1973 1988

By Castillo, Ana

NY: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1995. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition Stated.. 158 pp. Nearly new, tight, clean, slight wear on jacket. Collection of Castillo poems with an autobiographical introduction that relates her childhood in Chicago's inner city and her struggles to write poetry. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.


Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson

By Tennyson, Alfred Lord

London: Collins Book. Illus. by Various. 635 pp. Lacks a title page but appears to be No. 25 in the Collins Illustrated Classics series, circa 1905-1920. Has limp maroon leather covers, black dime-sized spot on front cover, corners bumpted. Spine edges rubbed. Gilt titling and logo bright on spine. Gilt on top edge darkened. 635 pp., with notes at rear, plus catalog of Collins' classics. Opening poem is dedicated to Queen Victoria, indicated Tennyson's status as poet laureate. Several full page illustrations by various artists. Size: 12mo --6 in Tall.


Rivers to the Sea

By Teasdale, Sara

NY: MacMillanCo., 1925. Book. Good +. Leatherette. 9th Printing.. 148 pp. in black flexible leatherette boards. Heavy rubbing on edges, esp. lower corners and top half inch of spine, with all leather and "Rivers" portion of gilt title rubbed away. Black endpapers, with bookplate of previous owner pasted in. Other previous owners names on preliminary blank page. A collection of about 90 poems by Teasdale, many with heavily romantic, nature-centered themes -- nocturnal urban streetscapes contrasted with glimpses of pastoral scenes. .For example, "I love too much; I am a river surging with spring that seeks the sea, I am too generous a giver, Love will not stoop to drink of me." (From "Desert Pools.") Text pages are clean, with moderate toning. Binding still firm. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall..



By Lowell, Amy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1921. Book. Very Good. Boards. First Edition.. 259 pp. Very clean gray boards except for horizontal black lines just above title and near bottom edge. Red strip on spine, with sun fading. Pastedown titles in paper on front cover and spine. Endpapers tanned. Text still moderately bright. No markings in text. Binding firm. No additional printings listed. An anthology of 11 poems previously published in magazines and journals such as the North American Review. With preface by Lowell describing her sources for her "Tales of Peoples." Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.


Favorite Poems Selected from English and American Authors

By Anonymous Editor

New York: Thomas W Crowell & Co., 1894. Book. Fair. Leather. Later Printing. 336 pp. Textblock detached from flexible brown leather cover with chipping at spine's bottom. Front cover embossed with a floral design. Thin leather end papers torn. Textblock itself is still fairly sturdy. Mostly clean, a few underlinings. Endpaper dated 1926 in ink. Many popular poems from the 19th century by poets such as Thomas Gray, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Byron. Size: 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall.


Elegy and Other Poems

By Gray, Thomas

New York: H.M. Caldwell Co., 1901. Book. Very Good. Suede. 70 pp. on heavy stock in sewn textblock in brown suede covers, with gilt titling and embossed "Aldus" coat of arms decoration. No markings. Half title page detached, laid in. Oval frontispiece, with tissue protector, shows a rural lakeside landscape with a church steeple and child in foreground. Deteriorated red ribbon marking laid in. Text still somewhat bright, only a few foxing marks. Suede is attached to satin-covered cardboard. Besides the title piece, the collection includes about 10 other poems, including "The Bard," "On a Distant Prospect of Eton College," and "On the Death of a Favourite Cat." Size: 6.12 in High By 4.12 in Wide..


Marianne Moore: A Literary Life

By Molesworth, Charles

New York: Atheneum, 1990. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. First Edition. 9.5 In Tall. 472 pp. Slight wear but almost new. Red dot on bottom edge. Text and endpapers clean. A Queens College professor provides the definitive critical biography of Moore and her innovative work in poetry. Critic Alfred Kazin calls it "a corker -- on of the most satisfying biographies of a 20th century American writer that I have read.".


English Poetry in Three Volumes -- Volume III From Tennyson to Whitman

By Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Enterprises, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Leatherette Like Cloth. Reprint. 8vo -- 8.25 in.. 464 pp. Text bright and clean. Spine gilt intact, dent on upper spine. No markings. "Collector's Edition." Poetry selections include more than 10 poems each Tennyson, Bryant, Browning, Longfellow, Walt Whitman, et al. Part of the Harvard Classics series..


A Reader's Guide to T.S. Eliot

By Williamson, George

NY: Noonday Press (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1970. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint, 7th Printing. 8vo -- 8 in. Tall. 270 pp., index. Moderate toning, text clean, Light wear overall. Binding sturdy. Originally used at the University of Chicago, this is a critical guide for exploring Eliot's "Collected Poems" and "Four Quartets." Updated edition that includes an epilogue "T.S. Eliot, 1888-1965," which examines Eliot's life as a whole and his contribution to poetry..


The Whispering Bluff: A Poetic History of Quincy, Illinois

By Talken, Mary

Quincy, Illinois, 1958. Book. Illus. by Talken, Mary. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall. Nearly new, slight one-inch scuff mark on rear cover, light corner wear. Text clean, spine uncreased. A collection of poems celebrating historical events, landmarks and personages of Quincy. Includes many b&w historical photos of landmarks, trains, etc. Printed at PAM Printers, Quincy Ill..


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