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The Brownings
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The Brownings

By Robert Browning and Elisabeth Barrett Browning

This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards, except for the crack along the seams between the front cover board and the spine and the back cover board and the spine.There is little bumping on the corners of the cover boards.The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Genius And Talent, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And is it simply the nature of human beings that genius should be strange, secretive, and even frightening, whereas talent is lucid, accessible and likeable? The face of Robert Browning gives nothing away - handsome and polished, it offers no hold to those who would pry into the soul behind.Its metallic mirror gives us back ourselves. But the face of Elizabeth Barrett Browning speaks openly of her sufferings - of ill health, of an iron father, of miscarriages - yet speaking in the accents of courage and good sense. Any woman of sensitivity and talent can imagine herself as Elizabeth, in the hope that she might get as much as did did Elizabeth out of a life which sometimes seemed to offer so little...." - Introduction from The Brownings: Letters And Poetry

$20.50

Alabama Poetry
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Alabama Poetry

By The Poetry Society of Alabama

This book is in good condition. There is some wear and som e staining on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped, there is writing on the front end page of the previous owner. The pages are tanned, but clear of any markings. "The Poetry Society of Alabama was founded at the Birmingham Public Library, February 7th, 1929, by Elizabeth Russell Beddoe, Bessie Webb Jaynes and Alma Rittenberry, deceased; Miriam Woodward Bethea, Louise Crenshaw Ray, Anne Southerne Tardy, and Mary Pollard Tynes. Mrs. RFay served as chairman of the meeting and Mrs. Jaynes as secretary. Mrs. Tynes was elected President. Subsequent presidents elected were:...." - Foreword from Alabama Poetry

$150.00

A Letter From Pontus And Other Verse
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A Letter From Pontus And Other Verse

By John Masefield

This book is in good condition. There is wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards.The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped. The previous owners name is written on the front end page and the date is written on the in side of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear from all markings. The end page is stamped with the previous owner's name and address. "In the first of the Divine Tiberius, I went as junior on a Legate's staff To view the Danule frontier and report. After a summer on the river there, To winter, and to learn what could be done To keep the savages from pillaging, With orders to proceed to Rome in Spring By the first ship, when sailing recommended...." - from A Letter From Pontus And Other Verse

$32.50

An American Anthology: 1787-1900
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An American Anthology: 1787-1900

By Edmund Clarence Stedman

This antiquarian book is in fair condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards are extremely worn as well as the edges on all sides of the cover boards and the bumping is so bad on the corner of the front cover board the corner is missing. The pages are yellowed and tanned, and there are no marking on the pages.The binding is cracked on the inside of the cover boards. "The reader will comprehend at once this book was not desiqned as a Treasury of imperishable American poems. To make a rigidly eclectic volume would be a diversion, and sometimes I have thought to spend a few evenings in obtaining two thirds of it from pieces named in the critical essays to which the present exhibit is supplementary.In fact, more than one projector of a handbook upon the lines of Palgrave's little classic has adopted the plan suggested, and has paid a like compliment to the texts revised by the editors of "A Library of American Literature"...." - Introduction from An American Anthology: 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating The Editors Critical Review Of American Poetry In The Nineteenth Century

$104.39