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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 was issued with one. As far as I know it was not. The title, which is written in gilt on the front board, is still bright an... View more info

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Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser - 5 Volumes

By: Spenser, Edmund

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004871

Condition: Near Fine

Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for his "The Faerie Queen" a long allegorical poem published in 1609. His first important publication was "The Shepheardes Calender" Published in 1579. Both of these works remain of great interest and retain their lofty postition in literature. This offering is a fove volume set of his complete poetical works. The set is in near-fine condition with minor shelfwear to the tops and bottoms of the spine..There is no foxing in the set and the text is clean and fine. The bindings are in finely decorated book cloth on both the front and b... View more info

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Akbar's Dream

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001734

Condition: Very Good

This is a very nice copy of a First edition of Tennyson. Tennyson made major contributions to the world of poetry and is a highly collected poet. This is the First American edition published in 1892 by MacMillan and Co. The binding is green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine panel. The text block is perfectly clean and there is a bit of toning from age. The binding is a little loose but holding and it could be tightened up quite easily. There is a crease to the front endpaper at the very bottom but there is no paper missing. The book is protected by a mylar wrapper. The book contains twent... View more info

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Tiresias and Other Poems

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005428

Condition: Very Good+

This is a lovely First edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Tiresias and Other Poems'. The volume is in very good+ condition. The boards are clean and fine and the gilt lettering on the spine is bright. There are 26 poems in this book including 'Tiresias'. There is very slight shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine. No material is missing, just a tiny bit of curling from sitting on a shelf. There is a closed tear at the top of the ffep of about a half inch and there is offsetting on the ffep as well. There is also offsetting on the rear endpaper and just an outline of whatever was laying i... View more info

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Letters to Vernon Watkins

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003028

Condition: Very Good

There were only 5051 copies of this First edition printed. This volume of letters to the brilliant Welsh poet Vernon Watkins, a contemporary and close friend of Dylan Thomas's, contain all of the letters that were not lost in the war. It contains a large number of letters, particularly from the years before the war, which provide a picture of Thomas in that time, as authentic in its self-examination as it is vivid. Dylan Thomas had the gift of expressing his genius as memorably and as unerringly in his letters as in his published writings. In these letters he was free from the impediment that ... View more info

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Adventures in the Skin Trade

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568

Condition: Near Fine

Several years before his death, Dylan Thomas began to write a novel that would not be strictly autobiograophical, but would bear a relation to the two parts of his experience. Those would be his own actions, and the actions of his dramatised self. Only the opening of this novel ever got written, and this is its first publication in book form. It is a unique fragment, fantastic in comedy, and rich with the poet's personality. Regarding the novel Thomas said "My novel blazes on. It's a mixture of Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Kafka, Beachcomber, and good old 3-adjectives-a-penny, belly churni... View more info

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Twenty Years A- Growing

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004620

Condition: Fine

This beautiful, tender, and imaginative film script by Dylan Thomas was only recently discovered at the time of the publication of this book. "Here is the egg of a seabird- lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning". So wrote E.M. Forster when the book Twenty Years A-Growing by the Irish writer Maurice O'Sullivan was first published in English in 1933 (it had been originally written in Irish). It is upon this well-known autobiography that Dylan Thomas based his unfinished film script. Thomas deals with the first half of that story in this volume and he has preserved the freshness of ... View more info