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Image for Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers, inscribed by both Riley & the Physician to whom  the book was dedicated.

Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers, inscribed by both Riley & the Physician to whom the book was dedicated.

By: James Whitcomb Riley

Price: $330.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1847

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3144

Condition: Very Good


New York: The Century Co.. Very Good. 1847. Green cloth with gilt particulars and stamped pictorial to front cover. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Preliminary blank page inscribed by Dr. Franklin W. Hays (to whom Riley dedicated the book) followed by Riley's own signed inscription. A nice clean attractive copy without other markings. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; x, 111 pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Old-Fashioned Roses

By: James Whitcomb Riley

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1895

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4177

Condition: Very Good


Quarter gilt ruled parchment over cornflower blue pebbled cloth. Front hinge beginning. Gilt particulars to spine labels; wear to head and tail. Top edge gilt, others deckle. Acid burning to blank front fly and half title. Author's inscription date 1896 to blank front fly: "From the stifling city streets/ To the country's old retreats/ From the riot to the rest/ There hearts beat the placidest./ Very truly your old Hoosier friend/ James Whitcomb Riley." ; 16mo ; ix, 145 pages; View more info

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Autographed manuscript of original poetry

By: Joan Hotchkiss

Price: $425.00

Publisher: c.1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2961

Condition: Very Good


Strathmore Drawing Pad with 50 poems by Hotchkiss. Author's autograph to the front. Featuring poems like: "So this is how you felt when you held me,/ Small bundle on the bed, arms everywhere,/ Mouth searching for the sweet warm harmony/ Of love, a blot of brush-black hair./ Please teach me now those secret-mother-things/ That I should know: the language of the cries,/ The soft-strong hands, the midnight voice that brings a blaze of daylight to the nightmare's eyes./ Give me that world I left behind your door/ Where paper dolls had hearts and tops could spin,/ Where Alice played wit... View more info

Image for Kisses, Being a Poetical Translation of the Basia Accompanied with the Latin Text: to which is prefixt An Essay on the Life, and Writings of Secundus.

Kisses, Being a Poetical Translation of the Basia Accompanied with the Latin Text: to which is prefixt An Essay on the Life, and Writings of Secundus.

By: Joannes Secundus Nicolaius

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, J. Bew: 1778

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 4522

Condition: Very Good


Full calf. Gilt particulars to spine; five raise bands. Includes frontispiece representing the Origin of Kisses and a portrait of Secundus from a painting by Scorellius. View more info

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Wallace; or, the Vale of Ellerslie

By: John Finlay

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Chapman & Lang: 1802

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 3072

Condition: Very Good


Glasgow: Chapman & Lang. Very Good. 1802. First Edition; First Printing. Handsome copy of first edition in half red calf over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers; deckled edges; top edge gilt. 19th century owner's named, together with inscription of author's name and notation of first edition inked to title. ; 8vo; 127 pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The Year's at the Spring An Anthology of Recent Poetry Compiled by L. d'O. Walters and Illustrated by Harry Clarke with an Introduction by HaroldMonro

By: L. d'Oyly Walters with Harry Clarke

Price: $220.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4524

Condition: Very Good


Full green cloth. Gilt particular to front board and spine. Green endpapers. 12 color and 12 B&W hors texte plates. Wear to spine. "First published September 1920" First Edition. View more info

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Trece Sonetos con estrambote

By: Otal Susi

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Artistique "Lux": 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4286

Condition: Very Good


Includes: "Sifilis," "Bandera Negra," "Sifilitica,"Los Tres Ocho." Not held in any libraries outside of France. Covers are lightly soiled. [16] pages First Edition. View more info

Image for Bestiary/Bestiario a poem by Pablo Neruda

Bestiary/Bestiario a poem by Pablo Neruda

By: Pablo Neruda

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4383

Condition: Fine


This edition consists of three hundred signed and numbered copies on Rives mouldmade paper. The text has been hand set in Emerson type. The frontispiece has been printed from the original blocks on Goyu handmade paper and signed by the artist. This copy of the limited edition, signed by the artist and the printer, is number 38 of 300. Slipcase in good condition. Scarce glassine jacket separated at spine.Very nice copy without previous owner's markings. View more info

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Toi et Moi

By: Paul Geraldy

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Paris, Libraire Stock: 1935

Seller ID: 4622

Condition: Very Good


33 color lithographs. Half oxblood morocco. Gilt particulars to spine; four raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Nice copy without previous owners' names or markings. 6.45 x 8.5 in. 162pp. View more info

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Poems in Sunshine and Firelight

By: Piatt, John James

Price: $430.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, R.W. Carroll: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1506

Condition: Very Good


Cincinnati: R.W. Carroll. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. A little wear to head & tail; previous owner's name, otherwise a clean, tight copy with bright gilt to cover & spine. Sabin 62597. Cf. Robert G. Hayman. Catalogue No. 74 (1978). Literature of the Middle West: Utopian Society. Scarce.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 127 pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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Where Water Comes Together with Other Water

By: Raymond Carver

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4686

Condition: Fine


Signed by Carver below his printed name to the title page. Quarter black cloth and red boards. Nice clean copy without previous owners' names or markings. 5.75 x 8.5 in. 130pp. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Die Muse meiner Muße. Ausgewählte Gedichte

By: Sanel Beer

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Wien, Europäischer Verlag: 1962

Seller ID: 4654

Condition: Very Good


Full blue cloth, gilt particulars to front. B&W illustrations. Slight stains on dust jacket (see image). 95pp. 5.25 x 8 in. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed: Selected from a MS in the  possession of George Mason, with a Preface, Notes and Glossary

Poems by Thomas Hoccleve Never Before Printed: Selected from a MS in the possession of George Mason, with a Preface, Notes and Glossary

By: Thomas Hoccleve

Price: $280.00

Publisher: London, C. Roworth, For Leigh and Sotheby, York Street, Covent Garden: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in faux Morocco with new endpapers; gilt title and date to spine, gilt owner's name to front board.; 114 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The Serious Poems of Thomas Hood. Limited edition in a Chivers binding.

By: Thomas Hood

Price: $3,200.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited: 1901

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 4402

Condition: Very Good


Numbered 23 of only 30 copies signed by illustrator & designer, H. Granville Fell. Cedric Chiver's "vellucent" binding in gilt ruled purple morocco with green levant inlay and gilt decoration featuring keyhole inset of a sea nymph (taken from the poet's Hero and Lysander). Gilt embellishments and green morocco inlay to spine. Top edge gilt. Gilt ruled edges, gilt ruled inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers with some transfer along edges from dentelles. Printed on Japanese vellum. A very attractive copy without previous owners' names or other markings. x,322 pp. Fading to spine (see imag... View more info

Image for The Tour of Doctor Prosody, in search of the antique and picturesque,  through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles; illustrated  by twenty humourous plates.

The Tour of Doctor Prosody, in search of the antique and picturesque, through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles; illustrated by twenty humourous plates.

By: William Combe

Price: $488.00

Publisher: London, Edinburgh & Glasgow, Matthew Iley; Bell and Bradfute, W. Blackwood; W. Turnbull: 1821

Seller ID: 3697

Condition: Very Good


London, Edinburgh & Glasgow: Matthew Iley; Bell and Bradfute, W. Blackwood; W. Turnbull. Very Good. 1821. Recased in brown morocco over marbled paper. Gilt decorations and particulars to spine, which suffers losses to the original spine covering. Please see image. Occasional foxing and ghosting, otherwise, a nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Octavo; 251 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax including "In Search of the Picturesque  (sixth edition)", "In Search of Consolation" and "In Search of a Wife".  Three volume set.

The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax including "In Search of the Picturesque (sixth edition)", "In Search of Consolation" and "In Search of a Wife". Three volume set.

By: William Combe

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, R. Ackerman: 1815, 1820, 1821

Seller ID: 3705

Condition: Very Good


Handsomely bound by Henry Southeran in half maroon grain morocco over red cloth. Gilt particulars and decorations to spines. Marbled endpapers. Occasional foxing throughout, otherwise, a clean, attractive set without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo; 276, 277 & 279 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

Image for The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An epic poem.

The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An epic poem.

By: William Julius Mickle

Price: $360.00

Publisher: Oxford, Jackson and Lister: 1776

Seller ID: 3181

Condition: Very Good


Oxford: Jackson and Lister. Very Good. 1776. Later binding of half ruled brown calf over marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Marbled endpapers. Occasional light foxing. Otherwise, a clean and attractive copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; clxvii, 484 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info