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Li'l' Gal

By: Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1904

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 012394

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth cover and spine decorated in florals on boards. Negligible wear to both tips of spine. Every page decorated by Margaret Armstrong. Published 1896, 1899, 1903, and 1904 by Dodd,Mead. First Canadian Edition. Seldom does a book give me such a warm feeling of home as this one. It flows "iambicly" with varying numbers of feet, just to keep it moving. Authentic-feeling Southern dialect of an earlier day still paints a picture for me. Authentic photos by Min... View more info

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Stolen Hours

By: Eaton, Evelyn

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Selwyn & Blount, Ltd.: 1923

Edition: First Printed...1923

Seller ID: 004653

Condition: Near Fine


Original grey paper boards with pastedown title and spine title, backed in light grey cloth. The author (1902-1983) is castigated by a book reviewer of Quietly My Captain Waits (1940) for not knowing what she was writing about (naval lore) , which has nothing to do with this little book of shortish rhymes. I could find no reference to this book except its title and author credit - her first. This book looks like new, calling its 1923 "publication" into questio... View more info

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Time of Grapes

By: Ebberts, Ruth N.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Charleston, IL, Prairie Press Books: 1968

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 002104

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Blue pictorial DJ missing thumb-sized piece at top of spine. Inscribed to Inez and Roy(5-21-69) and signed by author. "First Edition" in ink by author on half-title. Stated Second Printing, September, 1968. American Poets Fellowship Society, Poetry Book of the Year Award. 47 poems, including "Apricots in Heaven", on 48 pp. The only hardcover found! View more info

Poems

By: Eddy, Mary Baker

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston, Trustees Under the Will of M.B.Eddy: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012761

Condition: Very Good


A book of poems by the founder of Christian Science. Beige cloth with florals. 54 poems. All edges gilt. 79 pp. View more info

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Life's Little Thrills; Pictures of Then and Now

By: Elder, G. William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sackville, N.B., G. William Elder: 1972

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002796

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige soft cover with uncredited cover drawing of a homestead. A selection of poems by a Kings County farmer and carpenter who, in later years, became a Lay Preacher. The "pictures" are in words. No marks or serious damage, but minor cover soil and tiny snag at head of spine. Securely stapled. 64 pp. View more info

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Plum Poems

By: Feld, Ross

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Jargon Society: 1972

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 003096

Condition: Very Good


Original white softcover wth flaps. About 50 pp., although unpaginated. A variety of contemporary themes explored in non-rhymng verse. Slight cover soil. View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the Salaman and Absal of Jami

By: Fitzgerald, Edward (Trans.)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Y. Crowell & Company:

Seller ID: 002742

Condition: Very Good


Original fawn lizard skin with blindstamped border and title in gilt on flexible card. All edges gilt. No names, marks, or damage other than minor backstrip abrasion. Ca. 1910 based on Crowell's other volumes in exotic bindings. Lovers of the Rubaiyat will be delighted with this informative little book in wonderful condition. Contents include Biographical Preface; Epilogue to Fitzgerald by Tennyson; Omar Khayyam; Rubaiyat; Notes; Rubaiyat First Edition; Note by the E... View more info

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Passaic, a Group of Poems Touching That River: With Other Musings

By: Flaccus (Thomas Ward, M.D.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Wiley and Putnam: 1842

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008086

Condition: Good


Original glossy white cloth on boards. Gilt spine title. Cover soil, edge and joint wear. Previous owner's name. Endpapers tanned. Interior clean, complete, and readable. Quite scarce. The author was a physician with a hobby. For a devastating review of this book, look up Edgar Allan Poe's take on it. The Great Descender is a tribute to Sam Patch, who jumped the 75-foot falls in Passaic River in 1827, and lost his life in a 125-foot jump at Genesee Falls in 1829.... View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Keats

By: Forman, H. Buxton (Ed.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1914

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 010257

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Smooth green calf on dentilled boards. Five raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Prize bookplate dated 27 June, 1924. School crest in gilt on cover (Schola Novi Castelli Nunquam Non Nova) and printed on bookplate. Small tear head of spine due to finger pull. Occasional, very light foxing. 491 pp. View more info

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Reflections

By: Foster, Harriet W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Y. Crowell: 1895

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 004051

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth with gold lettering on boards. We found no information on Foster outside this book of poetry and prose. Topics are friendship and religion. Inscription in ink with date (1903) in pencil. Faint cup ring on cover. 43 pp. View more info

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A Tale of the Sea and Other Poems

By: Fraser, J. (Cousin Sandy)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Montreal, Dawson Brothers: 1870

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 004635

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright green cloth bordered and decorated in gold on beveled boards. Inscribed "To the editor of the Brockville Monitor with the compts. of the author. John Fraser." Illustrated by four artists of the Society of Canadian Artists. No extraneous writing and no damage. All edges gilt. 87 pp. View more info

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A Country Muse

By: Gale, Norman R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1893

Seller ID: 001646

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on bevelled boards. No DJ. Tiny chip out of backstrip top. Neat inscription and date in ink. Small tavern sticker. Untrimmed edges. 109 pp. View more info

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The Earth Cry and Other Poems

By: Garrison, Theodosia

Price: $19.00

Publisher: N.Y., Mitchell Kennerley: 1910

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002684

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth with white lettering on boards. Top edge gilt. Front edge and foot untrimmed. No front free endpaper. Several additional short poems glued into existing blank spaces. 159 pp. plus addenda. View more info

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Canadian Poems of the Great War

By: Garvin, John W. (Ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1918

Edition: First Edition (No Additional Printings

Seller ID: 011912

Condition: Good Plus


Maroon cloth on boards. Decoration and titles in gilt. 220 poems by 17 poets. 256 pp. Previous owner's name. View more info

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Invitation to Poetry; An Anthology for Junior Students

By: Gill, J.L. And Newell, L.H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmllan Company of Canada Ltd.: 1956

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002538

Condition: Very Good


Original pinwheel design on orange cloth on boards. Very clean and sound. 273 pp. View more info

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Songs and Scenes from Goethe's Faust

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes & Lauriat: 1884

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010247

Condition: Very Good


Intricate floral designs on green cloth, on beveled boards. All edges gilt. Grey floral endpapers. Engraved by George T. Andrew and others. The Lord and Mephistopheles make a bargain re: Faust, who makes a bargain with Mephistopheles. Not a happy ending. Approx 40 pp., with half being full-page engravings by various artists. View more info

Gedichte Von Goethe

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berlin, G. Grote'sche Berlagsbuchhandlung: 1873

Edition: Dritte Auflage

Seller ID: 012155

Condition: Good Plus


3/4 brown calf on marbeled boards. Previous owner's name. Scuffing to spine and front edge. 524 pp. View more info

The Deserted Village

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Barse and Hopkins:

Seller ID: 012463

Condition: Very Good


Delicate full green leather, lettered in gilt. Dedicated to Joshua Reynolds. Deckled edges. Light wear to spine. 25 pp. View more info

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

By: Gray, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York and Boston, H.M. Caldwell Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012374

Condition: Very Good


Elegant green suede cover in repaired box. Copyright 1883. Mourns the death of common men, perhaps himself. Written in 1750, a few years after the death of friend and fellow poet Richard West in 1742. One of the best-known and most-loved poems in the English language. 24 recto pp. One page has a short gutter tear not affecting readability. Illustrated by several prominent artists of the day. The box is marked Paragon Series No. 11. View more info

Rivers Among Rocks

By: Gustafson, Ralph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited: 1960

Edition: Limited Edition of Unstated Number

Seller ID: 012627

Condition: Very Good


Blue-and-green wave-patterned cloth on boards. Hand soil to spine. Forty-three poems arranged in three parts. Unpaginated. Jacket design by Frank Newfeld. No writing or damage. View more info