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POEMS 57 An Anthology of Cambridge Verse, Atlas, James ; (editor)
1 Atlas, James ; (editor) POEMS 57 An Anthology of Cambridge Verse
Cambridge Harvard Advocate 1969 First Edition Booklet Very Good- 8vo 
Volume CII, Number 2, April 1969, of the Harvard Advocate. Poems by James Atlas, Peggy Rizza, Richard Rosen, Raches Hadas, James Etter, Robert Shaw, Thomas Stewart, et al. Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald. Clean and tight in original red glossy wrappers, faded at spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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NAHBION or The Bible and The Poets, Bailey, Samuel Wordsworth
2 Bailey, Samuel Wordsworth NAHBION or The Bible and The Poets
Cambridge John Wilson & Son 1874 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
xvi, 698 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a decorative in gilt on the front board. Cloth rubbed at spine ends with minor loss at base. Top edges gilt. An attractive 19th century book. OCLC: 2293873 "In these chapters are arranged passages amounting to about one fourth part of all the language of the Bible, and many of the choicest gems from about three hundred and fifty of the poets of Christendom. Those things which are most read and most valued have been marshalled, chiefly in the order of time, thus showing its unity and scope. ... the chief quest has been for what was fitting and forceful, passages quaint and rugged have sometimes been preferred to such as were more elegant, but feeble and diffuse. Such selections have been mostly made from poets contemporaneous, or nearly so, with King James's revisers of the Bible. 
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Svetlyi chas. Izdrannye stikhi  [Shining Hour: Selected Poems], Balmont [Bal'mont], Konstantin Dmitrievich  ; [1867-1942]
3 Balmont [Bal'mont], Konstantin Dmitrievich ; [1867-1942] Svetlyi chas. Izdrannye stikhi [Shining Hour: Selected Poems]
Paris J. Povolozky & cie 1921 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 16mo 
Miniatiurnaia biblioteka ; no. 2; 69 & [3, index] pages; Publisher's tan wrappers, with vivid illustration in b/w, rules in black and red and bold lettering on the covers; the spine has the printed notation "No. 2" vertically -- [this small book was from Povolozky's important series of tiny Russian books -- Miniatiurnaia biblioteka ; no. 2]. An excellent copy, with the wrappers clean and unmarked, no marks or damage to the text (one tiny lower corner is turned up, but not torn or missing). Poems written early in the period of his emigration to Europe by the great Russian poet of the Silver Age, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. The poet's early productive years were mostly devoted to writing translations into Russian from a stunning variety of sources; Balmont mastered at least a dozen languages. After a failed attempt at suicide, Balmont was left with a persistent limp, but also with a new vigor and originality to devote to his own poetry. "Under the Northern Sky" and "Let Us Be Like the Sun" were quickly acclaimed as masterpieces of Symbolism. In these early years, Balmont had some radical sympathies and associations, but after 1917, he turned against the October Revolution. In 1919 and 1920, Balmont lived in Petrograd with his second wife, suffering appalling conditions and poverty which was not improved by having to support his first wife and child in Moscow. Somehow, Jurgis Baltrushaitis, then the head of Lithuanian diplomatic mission in Moscow, managed to press Russian officials to allow Balmont to leave the country. At the end of May, 1920, Balmont left Russia forever, settling with his family in Paris. He continued to write during these years, and this tiny and fragile book is one of the earliest of over twenty books published between 1920 and his death in France in 1942. Many of his fellow Russian emigre poets in Europe felt that his work during these years was not of the quality of the early works which made him famous. Vladimir Nabokov (S. Sirin) and Nina Berberova both expressed this judgement. Political considerations may have played a role in those opinions, as the anti-Bolshevik Russians in emigration were suspicious of the apparent ease with which he managed to leave Russia. Those more sympathetic to the Russian communists were influenced by attacks on Balmont in the Bolshevik press, in which he was accused of 'treacherousness' -- ["having been sent to the West on a mission to collect common people's revolutionary poetry abused the trust of the Soviet government."] Balmont found much to dislike in both the east and the west, and expressed these opinions quite forcefully. It did not help his cause that from about 1930 on, he appears to have slipped into mental illness. Modern critics tend to have more sympathy with Balmont's emigre work. In any case, this little book, entirely in Russian, by one of the most important poets of the century -- was probably produced in fairly small numbers for a community of emigre Russians, mostly in Paris and Berlin. There are a handful of copies located under two OCLC numbers [OCLC Number: 38662517 -- under the Cyrillic title; OCLC Number: 10831899 -- under the transliterated title we have used for this description]. See also: Andre Savine Digital Library (#19629 -- physical copy at the University of North Carolina). 
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BEER AND SKITTLES, Barrett, Diana
4 Barrett, Diana BEER AND SKITTLES
Ann Arbor The Craft Press 1939 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
30 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 26605947 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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L'Art d'aimer, et Poésies Diverses, Bernard, Pierre-Joseph
5 Bernard, Pierre-Joseph L'Art d'aimer, et Poésies Diverses
N.p. No Publisher Recorded circa 1775 Hardcover Good+ 8vo 
2 p.l. & 170 pages; Contemporary full calf, front cover detached but present; large portions of the original spine are now lacking. Text clean, sewing intact. This is most likely a counterfeit edition of L'Art d'aimer by the poet called "Gentil-Bernard" by Voltaire. The lines with which Voltaire awarded this designation are printed on the verso of the half title to this edition: "Les Trois Bernards." There is an engraved title without publisher's imprint or date) signed "Lud. Dreppe. Fe[cit]." This is followed by the half title with the Voltaire text on its verso, and then pp. [1]-170, with decorative headpieces but no other plates or illustrations. After the title poem, the major text is "Phrosine et Mélidore, poème," pp. 62-111. Cohen has details of illustrated editions of these two works, suggesting dates of 1775 and 1772, "un titre gravé et de 3 figures de L. Martini gravées par Baquoy, le second illustré de 4 belles figures de Eisen gravées par Ponce et Baquoy." The present edition, with just the handsome title engraving, is described, along with the suggestion of its status as a counterfeit, in NUC pre-1956 imprints NB0361434. OCLC locates five copies exactly matching ours -- [see OCLC Number: 29548013. Library of Congress (from the Yudin collection); Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto; The British Library; University of Oxford; & Australia Defence Force Academy Library]. The collation of our copy is [-]1 A-K8 L6 (unlike the Library of Congress/Yudin copy, ours has a genuine blank leaf as the sixth leaf of the "L" gathering). There is rubbing along the edges of the covers, and especially at the corners, but this is an excellent candidate for restoration. At least 80 percent of the original spine remains -- enough for a pattern, or even to be laid down over a restoration. In any event, there is a highly interesting bookplate mounted to the front paste-down: a ribbon bearing the motto “Sub Tegmine Fagi” (“Concealed Beneath the Beech Tree”) crowns a beech tree that rises from a particolored band. Below this crest is the owner’s name: Henry B. H. Beaufoy, F.R.S. [Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy, 1786-1851]. From the mid-18th century the Beaufoy family were prosperous Quaker vinegar brewers in Lambeth. Henry B.H. Beaufoy's father Colonel Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) was an astronomer and physicist, who was elected FRS, and was also the first Englishman to climb Mont Blanc. Starting in the early years of the nineteenth century through 1843, Henry B. H. Beaufoy was one of Europe’s most celebrated hot air ballonists. In 1811 he accompanied James Sadler (1753–1828, the first English balloonist), on a flight from Hackney, Middlesex, to East Thorpe, Essex, and took readings with a watch, barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, electrometer, mariner’s compass, and a needle compass; he also performed experiments with bottles of champagne. He published the diary he kept during the flight the same year. Beaufoy's numerous ascents contributed significant support to aeronautics in its earliest period; interested parties may consult his ballooning scrapbooks, now at Princeton. Beaufoy was also a great collector of both coins and books; he wrote a well-regarded book on early English “tokens”. Beaufoy collected across a range of subjects and period. But certainly, as a book collector, his crowning achievement was assembling together copies of the first (1623), second (1632), third (1663), and fourth (1685) folios of the plays of William Shakespeare. Clearly, the volume we offer for sale here once shared shelves with some remarkable companions. The bulk of Beaufoy's library was sold in 1909 [ Catalogue of a portion of the valuable library of books & manuscripts formed during the early part of the last century by Henry B.H. Beaufoy, Esq. and now sold by order of the Beaufoy Trustees ... : which will be sold by auction ... on Monday, June 7, 1909 and three following days and Tuesday, June 15, 1909 and two following days by Manson & Woods Christie]. The four folios of Shakespeare were catalogued separately a few years later, in 1912. The Folger Shakespeare Library now owns the Beaufoy first folio, in its handsome Roger Payne binding; Henry Folger bought it for $15,500 in April, 1914. 
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6 Berryman, John POEMS
Norfolk New Directions 1942 First Edition Stiff Card Wrappers Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 
The Poet of the Month; Berryman's First Book. 1/1500 copies. Stapled tan card covers with light blue printed outer wrappers. Wrappers toned at spine and edges, mild offsetting to endpapers. OCLC: 500870; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON, Blair, Anne
7 Blair, Anne RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON
Mount Vernon Publishing Company 1962 First Edition Booklet Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7½" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed to Armita Colt and SIGNED by the author on title page. Clean and tight in original cream wrappers printed in red. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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8 Braithwaite, William Stanley ; [SIGNED] ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE, FOR 1927, AND YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN POETRY
Boston B. J. Brimmer Co 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED by Braithwaite on the half-title to Mr. and Mrs. Mather and Bill. Also a Christmas card laid-in to the Mathers and their children from Stanley (Braithwaite) dated 1935. Clean and tight in original binding of brown cloth over brown boards with title labels at spine and front board. Labels a bit rubbed. Poetry anthology including works by Countee Cullen, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and others.; Signed by Editor; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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9 Browning, Robert FIFINE AT THE FAIR
London Smith, Elder and Co. 1872 First Edition Brown Cloth Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and bevelled boards, bordered in black. Short (1") closed tear in half title; some minor wear at spine ends and lower corners. Quite a nice example of this Browning first edition. OCLC: 339728; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FLOW, Bruchac, Joseph
10 Bruchac, Joseph FLOW
Austin Cold Mountain 1975 0915496003 / 9780915496006 First Edition Stiff Wrappers Near Fine 
23 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. One of a limited edition of only 700 copies. OCLC: 1386109 For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THERE ARE NO TREES INSIDE THE PRISON, Bruchac, Joseph
11 Bruchac, Joseph THERE ARE NO TREES INSIDE THE PRISON
Brunswick Blackberry Press 1978 First Edition Stiff Wrappers Near Fine 
Clean and secure in original printed wrappers, front wrapper faintly toned at top edge. OCLC: 21739212 Typed poem titled "Bravado" laid in with manuscript note at bottom -- "Pop! do you like this?" For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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WAKE ROBIN, Burroughs, John
12 Burroughs, John WAKE ROBIN
Cambridge Hurd and Houghton 1877 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 12mo 
256 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative stamping in gilt and black depicting a bird and flowering branch. OCLC: 11686087 Contents include: The return of the birds. In the hemlocks. Adirondac. Birds'-nests. Spring at the Capital. Birch browsings. The bluebird. The invitation. Illustrated with frontispiece and several vignettes. 
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The Collected Poems of Mary Coleridge  Edited with an Introduction by Theresa Whistler, Coleridge, Mary
13 Coleridge, Mary The Collected Poems of Mary Coleridge Edited with an Introduction by Theresa Whistler
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 First Edition Thus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
266 pages; Publisher's blue-grey cloth, spine with a dark red panel lettered in gilt, top edges decoratively stained blue-grey. A nice, crisp copy, with a narrow strip across the bottom of the binding showing a bit of toning. The dust jacket is very nice with two tiny chips missing at the head of the spine, the rear panel and rear flap display a touch of diffuse foxing, and the front panel has the price clipped from the lower corner. The author died in 1907 at age 45. She was known as a novelist, having published five novels, the best known of those being "The King with Two Faces." These were published under her own name, but, when it came to the matter of poetry, she feared the idea of "tarnishing the name which an ancestor had made illustrious in English poetry." She did allow two slender volumes to be privately issued by the Daniel Press - under the name Anodos (taken from George MacDonald). A few months after she died, her friend, Henry Newbolt, selected and edited the first collected edition of Mary Coleridge's poems. The present handsome edition from 1954, was edited by Henry Newbolt's granddaughter, Theresa Whister, who added thirty poems and a biographical introduction. Mary Coleridge was the great-grandniece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the great niece of Sara Coleridge, the author of "Phantasmion" - [1837]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
14 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1860 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors; 344 pages; Bound in quarter black with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, leather rubbed at extremities. Bound by R.W. Smith & Co. Binders, Marion St., New York Copyright Edition. Edited by Derwent and Sara Coleridge. With a biographical memoir by Ferdinand Freiligrath. OCLC: 11033145 Todd and Bowden No. 512a 
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Letters to Severall Persons of Honour, Donne, John ; Charles Edmund Merrill (editor)
15 Donne, John ; Charles Edmund Merrill (editor) Letters to Severall Persons of Honour
New York Sturgis & Walton Co 1910 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
(xviii), 317 pages; Contents clean and tight in original gray cloth binding; cloth rubbed at spine ends, lettering rubbed from spine, dust soiled. Limited edition of 600 copies of this facsimile of the original 1651 edition. Beautifully printed on laid paper, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece portait of Donne. Former owner's engraved name label inside front cover. 
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16 Doro, Edward ; Paul Landacre (illustrator); Grant Dahlstrom THE BOAR AND SHIBBOLETH With Other Poems
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
57 pages; Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with printed title label at spine. One of a limited editionof only 500 copies printed by The Bookman Press. OCLC: 771150768 Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Paul Landacre. A lovely book, cited on Page 3 of Typography, Books, and Printing by Grant Dahlstrom [ Doheny Memorial Library, 1946]. Grant Dahlstrom, born in Idaho in 1902, began working in the printing shop of Alva Scoville while still in high school. He studied with Porter Garnett at his Laboratory Press at Carnegie Tech. In 1927 Dahlstrom moved to Los Angeles and worked for various printing firms, including Young & McCallister. In 1943 Dahlstrom bought Castle Press in Pasadena and developed it further into fine press printer of fine limited-edition books of the highest quality and distinction. 
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete), Dryden, John
17 Dryden, John THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)
Boston Little, Brown and Co. 1859 Leather Bound Very Good 8vo 
Complete five volume set bound in olive green half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands at spines, red leather title labels with gilt lettering, extensive decorative stamping in gilt in the five other compartments. Endpapers and all edges marbled; engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume 1. An attractive set with some rubbing at extremities, some very slight chipping at head of Volume 2 and a small bump to outer edge of rear board of Volume 1. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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18 Dunbar, William ; Edited by John Small THE POEMS OF WILLIAM DUNBAR - Three Volumes bound in Two
New York AMS Press / William Blackwood and Sons 1973 (1893) 0404085547 / 9780404085544 Hardcover As New 8vo 
Clean and tight in original blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spine. Facsimile of 1893 Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh: William Blackwell and Sons edition. Volumes 1 and 2: The Poems with Introduction with Preferatory Notes by AE. J. G. MacKay (bound together); Volume 3: Notes and Glossary by Walter Gregor and an Appendix "On the Intercourse between Scotland and Denmark" by AE. J. G. MacKay. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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MIRACLE AND TREADMILL, Epstein, Lester
19 Epstein, Lester MIRACLE AND TREADMILL
Mexico City Pyramids Press (1957) 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 8vo 
119 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn chipped dustjacket (now in mylar cover). Published in Mexico, this early collection of poetry was written by Lester Epstein, who served for a time as registrar at the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art). In his day, Epstein was at the heart of the artistic community in New Orleans. Although Epstein continued to write poetry, he devoted most of his creative energy to his artwork.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GRIS TRIANON  [SIGNED, Limited edition], Fleury, Marthe-Claire
20 Fleury, Marthe-Claire GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]
Paris Pierre Seghers 1953 First Edition Paperback Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 16mo Signed by Author
Autograph; 41 pages; Number 112 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. A Fine copy in the original glassine dustwrapper. OCLC: 31187775; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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