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SONGS OF LABOR AND OTHER POEMS

By Whittier, John G.

Boston: Ticknor. Reed and Fields. Good. 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Two leaves of ads dated May 1850 inserted prior to front end paper. Interior of text is tight clean and intact. BAL lists 1000 copies. Spine ends are rubbed and starting. Pin holes in gutter. A few flecks of foxing. Poetry; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages .

$40.00

ROBAIYAT DE OMAR KHAYYAM

By Khayyam, Omar; Franz Toussaint, translator (1879-1955)

Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza. Very Good+. 1924. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. A fine binding with covers in green morocco heavily embossed with elaborate arabesque patterns. Spine is in coordinating tan morocco & has four bands nicely decorated in matching green with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt & green marbled endpapers. Custom slipcase with marbled boards, leather edging at the opening & protective felt lining. A limited edition of 500 copies printed on Japan paper. Text in black & red lettering within a decorative green border. [2, viii, 270pp, 1]. Would be rated near fine except for a touch of rubbing on corners. Slipcase lightly rubbed on edges. From the 'ex orient luxe' collection. Franz Toussaint's translation, first published in 1924, contains 170 quatrains in prose was done from the original Persian text. French text. Poetry. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 170 pages .

$175.00

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The Astronomer Poet of Persia Done Into English by Edward Fitzgerald.

By Omar Khayyam.

London: T. N. Foulis. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1917. Second Printing. Hardcover. Light red boards with bright gilt & black decoration. Hinges & text are tight, clean & intact. Top page edges dyed red. [14, I-LXXVpp, 6]. Illuminated title page + 8 tipped-in color plates by Frank Brangwyn. Dust jacket has front paste-on illusration. A very nice copy with light foxing only on fixed endpapers. Poetry; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 75 pages .

$55.00

POÉTIQUE FRANÇOISE
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POÉTIQUE FRANÇOISE

By Marmontel (Jean François)

Paris: Lesclapart. Very Good. 1767. Hardcover. Complete in 2 volumes ; contemporary brown speckled calf with ornately gilt decorated spine: red leather title label & dark brown volume label. Triple gilt ruled cover edges surrounding an imprinted gilt armorial emblem on each cover. Marbled endpapers. Page edges dyed red. [xxxvi, 442pp, 1]. [418pp, 1]. Text is tight, clean & intact. Spine ends & edges lightly rubbed. Very old faded ink inscription on verso of title pages. Small booksellers plate on front endpaper. French text. Poetry. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 860 pages .

$175.00

THE MAHOGANY TREE
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THE MAHOGANY TREE

By Thackeray, William Makepeace

Boston: Samuel E. Cassino. Very Good. 1887. First Edition Thus; '. Hardcover. Original publisher's cloth with bright gilt lettering and thin wood panel inlaid to front. Top edge gilt. Tipped-in frontis-portrait on tissue, wood-cut engravings & vignettes. Printed on heavy stock paper. Text is tight & intact. Corners & spine ends lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing. Poetry. ; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Unpaginated pages .

$50.00

THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (IN SLIPCASE) )
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THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (IN SLIPCASE) )

By Shakespeare, William; edited by Peter Alexander,

Cambridge: Limited Editions Club. Near Fine. 1967. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Bound in clean reddish cloth with reddish-brown leather spine & embossed portrait of Shakespeare on the front cover. Edited and introduced by Peter Alexander; designed by John Dreyfus. Number 333 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Illustrated with wood-cut engravings. Interior of text is tight, clean and intact. Protected In a VG slipcase and glassine dust jacket that has has some edge wear . Poetry; Wood engravings ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 297 pages; Signed by Illustrator .

$95.00

PARADISE REGAINED A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES  & POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WITH A TRACTATE OF EDUCATION
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PARADISE REGAINED A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES & POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WITH A TRACTATE OF EDUCATION

By Milton, John (1608-1764)

London: Jacob Tonson. Good+. 1727. 7th Edition, Corrected. Hardcover. Bound in 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. 4 spine bands with gilt lines & lettering. Inner hinges & text tight & intact. Illustrated with engraved frontipiece & several vignettes. Edges & corners lightly rubbed. Tiny piece missing from edge of spine heel & 1/2" split at front upper hinge. First 20 & last 2 leaves foxed: the rest of text has light age toning but little foxing . Poetry, Religion. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 504 pages .

$150.00

A COLLECTION OF RIGHT MERRIE GARLANDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY ANGLERS
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A COLLECTION OF RIGHT MERRIE GARLANDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY ANGLERS

By Various Authors

Newcastle: Printed for Emerson Charley. Very Good+. 1842. Hardcover. Handsome green leather over marbled boards with raised bands and gilt decorated spine panels & covers. Top edge gilt. Hinges and interior are tight, clean and intact. Marbled endpapers. Twenty-three annually issued pamphlets of angling verse published from 1820-1842. The first," The Angler's Progress", is dated 1820, the last, "Auld and Young", 1842. There are 2 issues from 1824. Book published with a title page and frontispiece portrait of illustrator, Thomas Bewick, then each poem is preceeded by a half-title & a title page with a vignette by Bewick and others. Poems by various authors including, Robert Roxby, William Gill Thompson and Joseph Crawhall. Bound in bookplate of "George Page Ely" of Lyme, Ct. (Spouse of noted bookbinder, Caroline Weir Ely) . Edges very lightly rubbed. Poetry, Angling ; Vignettes; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$325.00

NEXT TO NOTHING COLLECTED POEMS 1926 - 1977 (AUTHOR SIGNED COPY)
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NEXT TO NOTHING COLLECTED POEMS 1926 - 1977 (AUTHOR SIGNED COPY)

By Bowles, Paul

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press. Near Fine. 1981. Signed/Limited 1st Edition. Hardcover. Clean blue cloth spine over yellow boards. Protected in a mylar cover. # 49 of 300 hardcover copies signed by the author. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Poetry; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 73 pages; Signed by Author .

$75.00

THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE; WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, NOTES, AND  CRITICAL NOTICES ON EACH POEM BY THE REV. G. CROLY.  (4 Volumes)
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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE; WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, NOTES, AND CRITICAL NOTICES ON EACH POEM BY THE REV. G. CROLY. (4 Volumes)

By Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

London: A. J. Valpy. Very Good. 1835. Hardcover. Complete in 4 volumes. Contemporary 3/4 dark blue calf over blue cloth boards. Spines with 5 raised bands & gilt decorated panels. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece and engraved title page + engraved portrait of Pope in vol 1. Vol 1: [xlix, 210pp]. Vol 2: [vi, 2, 343pp]. Vol 3: [5, 290pp]. Vol 4: [vi, 1, 287]. Spine edges & corners very lightly rubbed. Hinges and text are bright, tight & intact except for a few spots of foxing on the first 2 or 3 pages of each volume. Poetry, Essays, Satire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1130 pages .

$195.00

#1-IL TEMPIO, PANEGIRICO DEL CAVALIER MARINO ALLA MAESTÀ CHRISTIANISSIMA  DI MARIA DE' MEDICI, REINA DI FRANCIA, & DI NAVARRA [[&]] #2-IL RITRATTO  DEL SERENISSIMO DON CARLO EMANUELLO , DUCA DI SAVOIA , PANEGIRICO DEL  MARINO AL FIGINO
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#1-IL TEMPIO, PANEGIRICO DEL CAVALIER MARINO ALLA MAESTÀ CHRISTIANISSIMA DI MARIA DE' MEDICI, REINA DI FRANCIA, & DI NAVARRA [[&]] #2-IL RITRATTO DEL SERENISSIMO DON CARLO EMANUELLO , DUCA DI SAVOIA , PANEGIRICO DEL MARINO AL FIGINO

By Marino, Gimbattista (1529-1625)

Venetia: Nella Stamperia Del Ciotti. Good+. 1620. Hardcover. Two works by Marino Giambattista in one volume bound in contemporary full vellum. Hinges & text are tight & Intact. Illustrated with vignettes and decorative letters. #1: (14) 74pp. A panegyric consisting of 297 sestines. Small lateral worm hole near front margin [[&]] #2: (1) 90pp. A pangyric of 238 sestines. Previous owner's inscription on rear endpaper. Light cover wear. Italian text. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature characterized the author as "one of the greatest Italian poets of all time". Poetry. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 164 pages .

$375.00

POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF FREDERIC II. KING OF PRUSSIA. CORRESPONDENCE. LETTERS  BETWEEN FREDERIC II AND M DE VOLTAIRE... M JORDAN ... MARQUIS D'ARGENS...M  D'ALEMBERT...GEN FOUQUET...8 VOLS OF 13 (#6 TO #13)
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POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF FREDERIC II. KING OF PRUSSIA. CORRESPONDENCE. LETTERS BETWEEN FREDERIC II AND M DE VOLTAIRE... M JORDAN ... MARQUIS D'ARGENS...M D'ALEMBERT...GEN FOUQUET...8 VOLS OF 13 (#6 TO #13)

By Frederic Ii, King Of Prussia (1712-1786)

London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson. Very Good. 1789. First English Edition. Hardcover. Handsome set in full leather with 5 spine bands, red leather labels & gilt lettering & gilt ruled panels. Gilt dentelles on cover edges. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact; light foxing only on endpapers. Translated from the French by Thomas Holcroft. Vol #6-- (1) 544pp; Vol #7--(1) 521pp; Vol #8--(1) 562pp; Vol #9--(1) 440pp; Vol #10--(1) 499pp; Vol#11--(1) 463pp; Vol #12--(1) 512pp; Vol #13--(1) 520pp. Errata at the rear of Vol #13." Kelso Library" handwritten in decorative script on each title page. Spine heads lightly rubbed; slight loss to vols #6 & #7. Old inked shelf numbers on front fixed endpaper of each volume. Missing rear endpaper from vol #12. Europe, History, Military, Seven Year's War, Philosophy, Religion, Poetry. ; 8vo; 4061 pages .

$650.00

GREAT DAY IN THE COW'S HOUSE (SIGNED COPY)
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GREAT DAY IN THE COW'S HOUSE (SIGNED COPY)

By Hall Donald

Mt. Carmel, Connecticut: Ives Street Press. Near Fine. 1984. Limited & Numbered. Hardcover. Clean red cloth with a front cover paper title label. Signed by the author on last page. Illustrated with 2 (tissue protected) photographs by T. S. Bronson produced directly from the original glass negatives.130 copies of this book were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper: this is # 88. Accordian style pages with three folds. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Poetry ; Photographs; Narrow 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages .

$250.00

ORIENTAL HARP: THE POEMS OF THE BOSTON BARD
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ORIENTAL HARP: THE POEMS OF THE BOSTON BARD

By Coffin, Robert S.

Providence, R. I.: Smith & Parmenter. Good. 1826. First Edition. Hardcover. Original first edition in full leather with chipped dark brown leather label & worn gilt. Published with an additional engraved title page and a frontis portrait of the author by S. Maverick. [ (9) , 254 pp]. Text is tight & intact. Joints & extremities rubbed with slight loss at spine head. Corners bumped. Hinges starting about 1" at top & bottom. Light to occasionally moderate foxing & some age toning. Last two pages edge chipped. Poetry, New England, Americana. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages .

$100.00

SONGS OF THREE CENTURIES
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SONGS OF THREE CENTURIES

By Whittier, John Greenleaf; editor

Boston: James R. Osgood & Co.. Very Good+. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth decorated with gilt. (xxviii, 352pp). Interior of text is tight, clean and intact. Blank front and rear endpapers have a small damp stain, all other pages are clean. Poetry. Music; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 352 pages .

$35.00

HUDIBRAS; IN THREE PARTS. WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. CORRECTED  AND AMENDED, WITH ADDITIONS. TO WHICH IS ADDED ANNOTATIONS TO THE THIRD  PART, WITH AN EXACT INDEX TO THE WHOLE; NEVER BEFORE PRINTED.
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HUDIBRAS; IN THREE PARTS. WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. CORRECTED AND AMENDED, WITH ADDITIONS. TO WHICH IS ADDED ANNOTATIONS TO THE THIRD PART, WITH AN EXACT INDEX TO THE WHOLE; NEVER BEFORE PRINTED.

By Butler, Samuel & Robert Thyer

London: T. Horne. Good+. 1716. Hardcover. " Adorn'd with cuts". The first illustrated editions were published in 1710 & reprinted several times until 1726 when the Hogarth illustrations were published. In a modern binding of decorative paper over boards with a paper label. Text is tight & intact with a small piece of p-15 lower corner missing & p-156 lower corner repaired. Portrait fronticepiece of Butler + 18 plates including 2 fold-outs. One fold-out is tape reinforced on the verso & the other is missing beyond the first fold. Text Is generally age toned. Provenance: bookplate of Italian journalist "Ugo Ojetti" (1871-1946). ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall .

$100.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS (3 VOLUMES)
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS (3 VOLUMES)

By Burns, Robert

London: William Pickering. Near Fine. 1839. Hardcover. Bound in clean green cloth with leather spine and raised bands. All edges bright gilt. In three volumes, with a portrait frontispiece in volume one. Endpapers have the prior owners armorial book plates: "George Long" on front & "Arthur L Niles" on rear. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Pages are crisp and without foxing. Poetry; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 917 pages .

$80.00

WELL ENOUGH ALONE: TWO STORIES AND THIRTEEN POEMS (SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND  ILLUSTRATOR )
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WELL ENOUGH ALONE: TWO STORIES AND THIRTEEN POEMS (SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR )

By Dufresne, John

Candia, New Hampshire: John Lebow. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. 7364. 0945167245 . Clean white paper covered boards with green cloth spine in a dust jacket protected by a mylar cover. Interior of text is tight, clean and intact. Published and designed by John LeBow . Copy "M" of 26 copies hand bound in boards, lettered and signed by author and artist. April 1996. Poetry; 8vo; 42 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$75.00

IMAGINARY PAINTINGS
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IMAGINARY PAINTINGS

By Baxter, Charles

New York: British and American Publishing. Very Good+. 1990. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Covers. 0945167245 . Clean light blue soft covers. Tentative publishing date. (4/15/90). Approximate length 112 pages. The first book of poems by the author of three books of fiction. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact, Poetry; 8vo; 102 pages; Signed by Author .

$75.00

THE GRIST MILL (AUTHOR INSCRIBED )
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THE GRIST MILL (AUTHOR INSCRIBED )

By Long, Haniel

Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Rydal Press. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition in clean orange cloth with gilt title; encased in a mylar protected dust jacket that has lightly age toned edges with a spine head chip. Title page drawing illustration by Alice Lavinia Long. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Errata slip laid-in. Inscribed by author. Poetry ; Drawing; 8vo; 79 pages; Signed by Author .

$65.00

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