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Slick but Not Streamlined: Poems & Short Pieces

By Betjemen, John; Auden, W. H.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket toned, chipped, . price clipped, musty, and tape repaired on the reverse.. 1947. First Printing. Hardcover. Betjeman poems selected and with an introduction by W. H. Auden. Black cloth with silk ribbon place marker. Literary collection, often satirical in nature, selected to appeal to an American audience. Signed and dated by the Abstract Expressionist artist Alfonso A. Ossorio on the front free endpaper. ; 185 pages .

$40.00

The Poetical Works of William Blake

By Blake, William; Sampson, John (editor)

London: Oxford University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed.. 1928. Later Printing. Hardcover. lvi, 453pp. Index of first lines. Navy cloth with titles in gilt on spine. .

$15.00

The Home Life of Swinburne

By Watts Dunton, Clara

NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, spine cracked, one plate loose.. N.D.. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding. Eleven photos and illustrations. Circa 1920s biography of the English Decadent Poet by the author and wife of literary critic Theodore Watts-Dunton, who took care of him for years following what has been variously referred to as a nervous or alcoholic breakdown, or both. Wikipedia notes that Swinburne was notorious in his college years for spreading a rumor that he had copulated with and later eaten a monkey, so one wonders whether the author was aware of this before agreeing to bring him into her own home life for the better part of thirty years. ; 288 pages .

$20.00

The Works of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume

By Byron, Lord

London: John Murray. Good with no dust jacket; Sunned, finger pulls at head of spine, corners . bumped, edges rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, front hinge weak, . many pages uncut.. 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Original embossed brown cloth with heraldic gilt center device on front boards and titles in gilt on spine. xii, 827 pages. Black and white portrait and title page engravings, chronology, facsimile pages of Byron's handwriting, appendix, and index. A lovely period edition of Byron’s works with double-columned pages and bright yellow endpapers. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

$50.00

The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc

By Peguy, Charles

NY: Pantheon. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly soiled and sunned, spine . cocked.. 1950. First American Edition. Hardcover. English translation by Julian Green of Peguy's long poem about Joan of Arc, originally published as Mystere de la Charite de Jeanne d'Arc. Blue illustrated boards. ; 216 pages .

$75.00

Don Juan
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Don Juan

By Byron, Lord

London: John Lane, the Bodley Head. Good with no dust jacket; Edges and corners rubbed, head of spine with . finger pulls, endpapers toned, pages mildly foxed.. 1929. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Black cloth with red topstain, deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. xi, 408 pages. Black and white illustrations, notes. A solid copy of Byron's satiric poem founded on the legend of Don Juan, in which he is portrayed as a man easily beguiled by women. 93 illustrations and decorations by John Austin. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$20.00

The Poetical Works of Charles G. Halpine (Miles O\'Reilly)
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The Poetical Works of Charles G. Halpine (Miles O'Reilly)

By Halpine, Charles G. ; Halpine, Charles Graham; O'Reilly, Miles; Roosevelt, Robert B. (editor)

NY: Harper and Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned at spine and top edges of boards, owner signature (W. H. Herrick) dated 1869).. 1869. Hardcover. Purple beveled cloth stamped in gilt and in blind on front boards and spine. Frontispiece engraving of the mutton-chopped Irish-American poet. xxi, 352pp. Index, notes. Subtitle: Consisting of odes, sonnets, epics, and lyrical effusions which have not heretofore been collected, together with a biographical sketch and explanatory notes. Poems about the Civil War and other topics. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$25.00

The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

By Goldsmith, Oliver; Macaulay, Thomas Babington

Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Corners and outer joints rubbed, contemporary . gift inscription on front flyleaf, faint foxing and tide lines to first . and last several leaves.. 1864. Leather. Original tooled and gilt-blocked leather binding with five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Double engraved frontipieces: a scene from The Retaliation and a memorial bust of Goldsmith. Nine additional engraved plates. xxxviii, 29-240pp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$60.00

The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges:  Excluding the Eight Dramas
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The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges: Excluding the Eight Dramas

By Bridges, Robert

London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, owner name on front . pastedown endpaper.. 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth binding. Photo portrait of the author as frontispiece. ; 471 pages .

$15.00

The Poems
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The Poems

By Marlowe, Christopher; MacLure, Millar (editor)

London: Methuen & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, date inked on front free . endpaper.. 1968. 1st Thus. Hardcover. xliv, 271pp, index. Green boards. Contains modern, annotated editions of the Elizabethan authors poems Hero and Leander, Ovid's Elegeis, Lucan's First Book, and others. Three illustrations of contemporary Marlowe title pages.; The Revels Edition of the Works of Christopher Marlowe .

$20.00

The Art of Poetry
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The Art of Poetry

By Valery, Paul; Eliot, T. S.

NY: Pantheon Books. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered, owner name on front free . endpaper.. 1958. Hardcover. Tan cloth binding. Translated by Denise Folliot. Introduction by T. S. Eliot. Bollingen Series XLV. xxiv, 345pp. Jacket design by Paul Rand. ; The Collected Works of Paul Valery; Vol. 7 .

$30.00

The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems
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The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems

By Letts, W. M.

NY: E. P. Dutton. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned and spotted on spine, . bookseller's label on rear pastedown.. 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. x, 105pp + [4]pp of publisher's ads. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering on front boards and spine. Many poems about World War I. .

$15.00

Flame and Shadow
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Flame and Shadow

By Teasdale, Sara

NY: Macmillan and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Gift inscription on front free endpaper, some light finger soiling.. 1926. First Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. Blue decorative cloth binding. Handsome engraved bookplate (Kathryn Isabelle Rickman) on front pastedown endpaper. ; 144 pages .

$25.00

Alien Candor:  Selected Poems 1970-1995
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Alien Candor: Selected Poems 1970-1995

By Codrescu, Andrei

Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Clear glassine jacket is mildly rubbed along the spine. 1996. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 157423014X . Illustrated paper boards quarter-bound in blue cloth. Limited edition of 200 copies, but not one of the 100 signed ones. 303 pages .

$25.00

Sun-Stone
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Sun-Stone

By Paz, Octavio; Miller, Peter (translator)

Toronto: Contact Editions. Very Good; Covers faintly sunned and soiled. 1963. Printed tan wraps with French Flaps. A bilingual edition of the Mexican Nobel Laureate's acclaimed poem, the English translation printed side-by-side with the original Spanish verse. xii, 67pp.

$150.00

The Forms of Poetry:  A Pocket Dictionary of Verse
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The Forms of Poetry: A Pocket Dictionary of Verse

By Untermeyer, Louis

NY: Harcourt, Brace & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket toned at spine and edges.. 1926. Later Printing. Hardcover. Black cloth with paper spine label and deckled fore edge. vii, 166 pages. A summarized bibliography and index of authors quoted. A beautiful copy of the revised edition of this compendium of poetic terms, poetic forms, and overview of English poetry and poets. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$12.00

God Speaks:  Religious Poetry
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God Speaks: Religious Poetry

By Peguy, Charles

NY: Pantheon Books. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, Jacket chipped and missing a large piece of the lower spine.. 1950. Second Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth quarter-bound in black cloth. Short author bio and introduction. A selection of poem written in the early 1900s translated and introduced by Julian Green. 83 pages .

$35.00

Armageddon:  The World War in Literature
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Armageddon: The World War in Literature

By Lohrke, Eugene (editor)

NY: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned at spine and rubbed.. 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. xiii, 820pp. Blue cloth binding. Map endpapers. An anthology of writings about World War I by a variety of authors, including John Galsworthy, Ernest Hemingway, T.E. Lawrence, Francis Bretty Young, Robert Graves, Edith Wharton, Henry W. Miller, e.e. cummings, and many others. .

$20.00

Poems
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Poems

By Seeger, Alan

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, especially at spine, corners . rounded, contemporary owner signature on front free endpaper.. 1918. Later Printing. Hardcover. xlvi, 174pp. Introduction by William Archer. Brown cloth binding with gold-stamped lettering on front boards and spine. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 174 pages .

$10.00

Trio: New Poets from Edinburgh:  Roderick Watson, Valerie Simmons, Paul  Mills
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Trio: New Poets from Edinburgh: Roderick Watson, Valerie Simmons, Paul Mills

NY: New Rivers Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops foxed, jacket toned at spine and edges, corners rubbed with one small closed tear.. 1971. First Printing. Hardcover. One of 250 copies. Blue cloth. Black and white illustrations by Mary E. Miner. Collection of poetry by Scottish authors. Signed by author Roderick Watson on front free endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; Signed by Author .

$25.00

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