Machias, Maine: Bartleby's Review, 1973. Paper Wraps. 51 pp. Illustrated front cover. Paper wraps are slightly aged and soiled. Spine ends and corners are rubbed. Interior is clean, crisp and tight. Poetry by Charles Bukowski, Gerard Malanga, Jim Bishop, Dave Kelly, Alexander Kuo, Richard A. Carruthers, Megan Brown McClard, E.D. Blodgett, Gordon Clark, Robert Holland, John Tagliabue, Pat Clark Smith, Herbert Coursen, Mitchell Cole, Pamela Bruns, Lynn Strongin and James Bertolino. Very Good.
Bridgeport: J.B. & L. Baldwin, 1827. Full-Leather. As. 263 pp. Subtitle, "Or Pieces in Prose & Poetry, Selected From the Best Writers. Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect, to Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue. With a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading." Full leather binding, with somewhat faded and worn red leather title block on spine. Covers and spine are somewhat aged, soiled, stained, shelf- and edge-worn. Corners are bumped and rubbed. Page edges are aged and soiled. Brief ink numerical notations on front paste-down. Front fly leaves have been removed and has upper portion of title page. Interior is quite aged. Good.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1907. Tan Paper Over Boards. Second Edition. 42 pp. Tan covers have paper labels front and spine, black with red accents. Front joint separated. There is a one-inch chip at tail of spine. Some pages unopened. One of 950 copies printed on hand-made Van Gelder paper. From page 18 to 32 there is a faint water mark at lower center. A hard-to-find title from the Mosher books. Near Very Good.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1926. Printed Wraps. First Edition. 29 pp. Front and rear covers have decorative black borders on a cream-colored background. Wraps, in a protective cover, are slightly aged and soiled. Corners are very slightly dog-eared. Interior is slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. Very Good.
Chicago: Poetry, 1959. Paper. 70 pp. Volume 95. Number 2. Gray cover with white lettering. Small ink strike out upper right corner. (Probably price.) Tight and clean. Poetry by Ben Belitt, William Burford, Ned O'Gorman, Ernest Sandeen, David Wright, and others. Other issues available in our catalog. Very Good Plus.
Hartford, CT: Silas Andrus & Son, 1850. Full Leather. As. xxviii, 627 pp. 4to. Full leather binding with black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. Wear and scuffing to cover, tear at hinge of front board, rear board starting. Text block marbled on all edges. Considerable foxing throughout. Good.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1934. Wraps. First Edition. Light terra cotta colored wraps. A satire subtitled: "With apologies to Lewis Carroll, the originator and pre-historian of the New Deal". An anti-Roosevely and New Deal poem based on the Alice in Wonderland story by Carroll. Ownership and date stamp on first free endpaper. Very Good.
New York: The MacMillan Co., 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. 82 pp. Cover's gilt author & title are bright on front and sunned on spine. Bottom corners slightly creased. Eps are aged, with darker spots where glue underlies. Text block clean and tight. Wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Very Good / Good.
Paris: Labrairie Hachette & Cie. 1915. Paper Wraps. First Edition. 90 French War Poems. Ivory wraps with touches of red and blue in a flag are aged, brittle, and chipped. Cover reads "Vendus au profit de la Societe Francaise de Secours aux Blesses Militaires." Front cover is completely detached. Others holding but fragile. Spots of age and soil on prelims, but the poems themselves show only traces of foxing. A poignant little book written by a retired artillery officer who reenlisted for World War I as he recovers from battle wounds. All in French and seldom found. Good.
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1730. Full-Leather. Second Edition. 537, 538, 579, 555 pp. B/w frontis portrait by G. Kneller. Full calf covers show wear at corners and around spines, but are in extraordinary condition for their age. Banded spines have gilt decorations. Vol. 1 with red leather title, volume blocks. In other volumes, these labels have been removed and are laid in. Spine ends eroding and hinges are cracked. Each volume contains the armorial bookplate of Ireland's Earl of Portarlington's Emo Park Library. Inside the first volume is pasted a listing from a catalog of this set, with this information. Written on each front pastedown is "U-7." In each book the hinges are reinforced inside with gray cloth tape, front and back. Contents are...
Worcester, MA: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. viii, 9 pp. 8vo. Small 8vo with very pale green paper wraps, text printed on heavy rag paper with a deckled edge. Inscribed on the half-title page, inscribed back by the giftees to the gifter on the second free endpaper. Still covered in original glassine dust jacket.
Translated by the Benedictines of Stanbrook. Fine / fine.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1923. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 62 pgs. 8vo. 750 copies printed. Dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Lettering slightly faded on front cover. Some staining to foredge of text block. Several uncut pages. Clean within. Very good.
London: Elkin Matthews, 1919. Hardcover. First Edition. 38 pp. Apparently originally a paperback, this book is nicely rebound in textured black cloth with bright gilt title on front cover. Contents, 22 poems plus a dedication and an epilogue, are uniformly aged. There are a few discolored flecks on rear cover, and lower corners are bumped. Very Good Plus.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854. Hardcover. As. 167 pp. 33 steel engravings. Green cover is stamped and ruled in gilt, front and back. Spine is similar, with gilt aged. Cover is scuffed, a little soiled, and edgeworn. All spine extremities worn. Coated yellow endpapers. Interior foxed; some pages loose. A book intended to "express the sentiments of a woman's heart." Ephemera includes a note accompanying a resolution of sympathy from the Women's Relief Corps, dated 1913, on the death of Mrs. Julia M. Bowker. Good.