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Aiken's British Poets with Biographical and critical Prefaces

By: Aiken

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Wardle: 1831

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003615

Condition: Good


Here is a wonderful and extensive selection of the works of virtually all of the Great British Poets. The book contains over 800 pages and shows considerable wear since it was published in 1831, The first edition was published in 1820 so this is a very early printing. Each section on a particular poet is prefaced by a short biography of the man about to be read. Suffice it to say that this is a great book that has worn over time. Published in 1831 this volume is bound in... View more info

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Poetical Works of Mark Akenside M.D. - Two Volumes

By: Akenside, Mark

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Apollo: 1781

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005990

Condition: Very Good


Mark Akenside was a British poet and Physician. He is best known for his poem 'The Pleasures of Imagination', an eclectic philosophical essay in poetic form. It was first published in 1744 in three books and a fourth book was added later. The whole poem was extensively revised and it finally appeared posthumously in 1772. These two small volumes are a later printing (1781) of this work from 1772. These books are classic 32mo in size which is quite small (3 1/4" wide ... View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, The

By: Campbell, Thomas

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Gall and Inglis: 1875

Seller ID: 003847

Condition: Near Fine


Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet that lived from 1777-1844. He was a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott. He is known for his literary ballads as well as for some notable martial lyrics. These include Ye Mariners of England and Hohenlinden, both of which are included in this volume. Campbell was quite influential in his time. This book is a school prize volume and it is in beautiful condition. The book is bound in full leather with extravagant gilt decorations and titlin... View more info

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Book of Longing

By: Cohen, Leonard

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, McCleland & Stewart: 2007

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 006080

Condition: Near Fine


This is the First Printing of this First Thus Trade Paperback volume. It is in beautiful condition. Leonard Cohen has been known for decades for his poetry and his music and lyrics. He is one of our finest living poets and this volume shows many examples of that. In 'Book of Longing' published in 2007 he produced his first book of poetry in twenty years. He is Canadian by birth and yet his language and artistry have brought him worldwide recognition. This trade paperback... View more info

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Poetical Vagaries and Vagaries Vindicated

By: Coleman, George

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Longman Hurst Rees Constable: 1814

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 001994

Condition: Very Good


This is a very nice volume from 1814. Its size is 12mo and It contains two works. The first is 'Poetical Vagaries' by George Coleman the younger, and the second is 'Vagaries Vindicated' by the same author. The second work is 'addressed to the Reviewers' so I would guess that Coleman is responding to his critics. Both works are second edition and were published in 1814. The binding is half-leather over paper boards and the binding is tight. There is an old external repair... View more info

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Eagle's Mile, The

By: Dickey, James

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Hanover NH, Wesleyan Poetry: 1990

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 001303

Condition: Near Fine


This offering from James Dickey, the author of 'Deliverance' is the first paperback edition after the hardcover first. It is in trade paperback format and is a small quarto. The book contains many examples of Dickey's poetry. Dickey is primarily a poet and if you have only read his novel you are missing much of the power and lyricism of his writing. This book is in very near-fine conditon and is a fairly scarce offering. There is some very minor turning of the front wrap... View more info

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Enemy From Eden, The

By: Dickey, James

Price: $175.00

Publisher: California, Lord John Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005431

Condition: As New


The Enemy from Eden is written by James Dickey and Illustrated by Ron Sauter. Dickey is one of our most prolific Poets but is probably best known for his novel 'Deliverance'. This volume is written in prose but in very Poetic form. It is comprised of a series of vignettes that are beautifully illustrated. It is bound in a lovely colored pattern that is reminiscent of Marbled Antique endpapers. The title and author are printed in gilt on the front board. This First editio... View more info

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American War Ballads and Lyrics- 2 Vols

By: Eggleston, George Cary

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004746

Condition: Very Good+


This is a most interesting two volume set. It was published in 1889 and contains lyrics from all the way back to the revolutionary war. Later the two volumes were combined into one. This is the original format.This is the First edition and the two volumes are bound in a highly decorated cloth with gilt decorations both on part of the boards and on the spines. The books reside in a custom slipcase that was made for them and they make a great presentation. Each volume has ... View more info

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On Poetry and Poets - Review Copy

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Strauss and Cudahy: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 004937

Condition: Fine


This is the First edition of this title and it is a hardcover advance review copy with a review slip from the publisher laid in. The book is in Fine condition with clean boards, bright lettering on the spine and blindstamping on the front board. The lower right corner of the front board is very slightly bumped. The dustjacket is in at least Very Good condition and it is not price-clipped. There is very light soiling to the front and rear panels and the spine panel is lig... View more info

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Confidential Clerk, The

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt and Brace: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004460

Condition: Very Good


First American edition of T.S. Eliots verse play. The book is in very good condition but the ffep is missing (blank page at the front of a book). The dustjacket is in Very Good - condition with some wear and a tear to the lower right corner of the back panel. However it is not price-clipped. This work is considered to be a masterpiece by many afficionados of poetry and drama. A nice copy. View more info

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Spontaneous Mind - Selected Interviews

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005480

Condition: Near Fine


The Interviews collected in 'Spontaneous Mind' are indeed interviews of art and creativity. The book is in very near fine condition. It is in black boards with all corners square and no soiling or staining to the boards. At the extreme top of the spine there is a slight turning in towards the textblock but it is geometrically even and all material is present and not scratched. It is extremely minor. The dustjacket is also very near fine and if you look closely at the top... View more info

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Five Nations, The

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Mclure: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002122

Condition: Very Good+


Here is the first American edition of Rudyard Kiplings 'The Five Nations'. Published in 1903 by Doubleday this volume is in excellent condition. The green coloring of the boards is still rich and the gilt lettering is bright. The top edge is also gilt. There is a gift inscription on the ffep that is dated 1904. The inside front hinge is beginning to loosen but this could be easily repaired with a strip of archival tape. There is a small bit of scratching to the back boar... View more info

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In The Harbor

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002816

Condition: Near Fine


This is the last book published by Longfellow and it contains the unfinished poem “The Children's Crusade". This is the second issue of the First edition. The book contains original poetry as well as five translated poems. This is BAL 12239. The point of issue at the bottom of page 27 has been corrected and is a cancel (replacement). There were three issues of the book and the second issue is identified by the correction as well as the replacement of page twenty se... View more info

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New England Tragedies, The

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005424

Condition: Near Fine


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of our greatest American poets. His other works include 'The Song of Hiawatha' , 'Evangeline', and 'The Courtship of Miles Standish'. This book is a First Edition and First printing. It is BAL 12150. The book is near fine and the boards are clean and decorated in gilt. This copy contains the 'TF' device at the bottom of the spine and the pendants in the device are more or less solid. BAL says that this is one of the first copies printed... View more info

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Paradise Regained

By: Milton, John

Price: $725.00

Publisher: London, J.and R. Tonson: 1760

Seller ID: 004860

Condition: Near Fine


This is a wonderful copy of John Milton's 'Paradise Regained'. The volume also includes 'Samson Agonistes' and 'Poems upon several Occasions'. The book is bound in the original full-calf and the boards are really nice. The book has been rebacked by a professional binder. The spine is in very high quality leather and it is lettered in bright 22k gold. It has raised bands and six compartments. There is an extensive life of Milton printed immediately after the table of cont... View more info

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Minor Poems

By: Milton, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, D.C. Heath and Company: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005138

Condition: Very Good


This is a nice little book of the minor poems of the Great John Milton. There is a very informative 44 page introduction. The binding of the book is decorated cloth and the front board shows some wear from age. There are scattered light pencil marks in the book that could be easily erased. The book was meant to be read and it has been read. However the binding is still tight and there is no foxing. There are illustrative plates in the book and at the rear there are notes... View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, The

By: Moore, Sir Thomas

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, John W. Lovell:

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003256

Condition: Very Good+


This is one of the volumes that was published in the late Victorian period and had no date attached to it. Given the nature of the ornate binding and its decorative flourishes I would estimate that the publication of this beautiful book occurred in the period from about 1880 - 1900. The volume is in Near Fine condition. All of the edges are gilt and the spine and front board sport gilt highlights. The amazing design on the binding is clear and crisp with no evidence of r... View more info

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Scott's Poetical Works - 12 vols

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $685.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black: 1857

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003003

Condition: Very Good+


For those who are interested in the works of Sir Walter Scott, this set is a real find. The poetical works of Scott are more important than those of many authors because poetry is how he began his career and he never really stopped telling stories in verse. His fascination with his own country's native poetry led him to compile and publish his first work, The Minstrelsy of the Southern Border. After this he began to write full length books in verse such as The Lay of the... View more info

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Adventures in the Skin Trade - A Play

By: Sinclair, Andrew/Thomas, Dylan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005116

Condition: Near Fine


This is a very nice copy of the first edition of this most interesting work. Published by Dent in 1967 this volume is in very near fine condition with an almost unnoticable, very slight indentation to the top right of the front board. Otherwise the boards are absolutely clean and the silver lettering on the spine is bright and sharp. The dustjacket is in very good condition and shows moderate wear to the top of the front panel. There is also very slight chipping to the e... View more info

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Poetica Erotica

By: Smith, T.R.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1931

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005763

Condition: Very Good


This is a 1931 Limited edition of Poetica Erotica. This title was originally published in more than one volume. Then, in 1927 the first complete edition in one volume was published. The 1931 edition is a reprint of that first edition. There were 3000 copies that were numbered and this book is number 247 of 3000. It is an old but solid book. The boards are very clean and there is no writing in the book. It contains 770 pages. There is no dustjacket but I do not know if it... View more info