Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1949. Hard Cover. First Edition. 176 pp. 12mo. Front cover has bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering and blind-stamped rules and lettering. Publisher's logo is blind-stamped at center of rear cover. Gilt lettering on spine is faded. Front cover is somewhat rippled from water damage. Edges are slightly soiled. Publisher's logo appears again, in pale blue, on rear DJ cover. DJ spine is quite sun struck. Small water stains to title block and lower edge of front cover of dust jacket. Overall, dust jacket is somewhat aged, soiled, and occasionally crumpled and/or chipped along edges, now in mylar cover.. Pale gray endpapers have age toning. Black and white frontispiece photograph of Edmund Blunden. Also a black and white reproduction of "The opening page...
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. Red Cloth. Presumed First. 110 pp. Blind-stamped gilt lettering on front cover and spine is slightly faded on cover, badly faded on spine. Covers and spine are slightly aged and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped. Edges foxed. Interior is slightly aged, but crisp. Very Good.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1971. Red Cloth. Presumed First. 123 pp. Bright, blind-stamped, gilt lettering on spine. Covers are lightly soiled, particularly along extremities. Spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Slightly shelf-worn. Edges are soiled and/or foxed. Price-clipped DJ, in protective cover, is soiled. DJ edges are slightly crumpled and/or chipped. DJ spine has approx. 1/2 " missing from bottom. Interior has minor, occasional light foxing. Very Good / Good.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Hard Cover. First Edition. 264 pp. 8vo. Dust Jacket has a bold typographic design in red and black,was once white but has darkened with age, especially along the spine from sunning; loss at top and bottom of spine, upper edge of front and rear panel, minor soiling and now in mylar cover. Blue cloth-covered boards with soiling at edges, upper left corner of spine discolored from sunning do to missing part of dust jacket, fading to gold titling at cover and spine, Slight age toning to pages due to quality of paper, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good / Good.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1935. Brown Cloth. Presumed First. 97 pp. Corners worn. Spine frayed at top, creased at bottom. Lettering on spine faded. Bookplate of previous owners on fep. Edges and interior are occasionally foxed. Leslie was the holder of the Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography at University of Pennsylvania in 1933-34. This volume contains the three lectures he delivered. Very Good.
London: Oxford University Press, 1939. Blue Cloth. 2nd Edition. 172 pp. Blind-stamped gilt lettering and rules on spine are faded. Spine is sunned. Covers are spine are aged and lightly soiled. Corners and spine ends are bumped. Edges are spoiled and/or foxed. Interior is slightly aged and foxed. "Most of these essays on Keats were designed to fill gaps, of which I have become sensible, in my previous book, Keats and Shapespeare. [Our book #002275] To this new [second edition] have been added three additional essays -- Nos. VII, VIII, and IX -- an addition so substantial that the title of the book has had to be changed to Studies in Keats, New and Old." Very Good.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Quarterly Review of Literature, Bard College, 1949. Wraps. First Edition. 98 pp. Ivory wraps are printed on front in green and black with table of contents, green lettering on spine. Edges a bit worn, but basically very good. Binding tight. Includes articles by Wyndham Lewis, John Senior, Marianne Moore, Harold H. Watts, Richard Eberhart, and Ray B. West, Jr. Glossy green sheet laid in with two poems by Pound, Translations from Cavalcanti. Very Good.
New York: Partisan Review, 1947. Wraps. First Edition. 107 pp. White wraps with sage green and khaki accents, partial index on front cover. Touches of soil on front, some aging to spine. Articles in this issue by Arthur Koestler, George Orwell, Delmore Schwartz, Fred R. Miller, Oscar Handlin, Robert Warshaw, Louis Zukovsky, Edith Weaver, Mary McCarthy, Bertram D. Wolfe, and Robert Goldwater. Very Good.
London: Burns and Oates, 1909. Hardcover. First Edition. 91 pp. + 4 pp. pub. ads. 8vo. Front cover ruled in bright gilt, with title upper front. Gilt on spine bright, but fabric is sunned. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, different owner in initials inked on first free endpaper. Top edge gilt, foredge and foot of text block deckled. Wilfred Meynell follow the essay. Printed at the Arden Press. Very Good.
Dallas, Texas: Southern Methodist University, 1931. Wraps. First Edition. 175 pp. B/w ills. Vol. XVI, No. 3. Wraps (in protective cover) are a bit edgeworn, but intact. Small spots at bottom of front do not detract from the list of articles highlighted on the front cover. Tipped in at front is a note from previous owner; no impact on contents. This respected literary journal has most interesting contents, including a play in three acts, "Jute," by Kathleen Witherspoon, which deals with race relations and is written for a biracial cast. A book review for J. Frank Dobie's "Coronado's Children," hailed as one of the most celebrated events in the literary history of the Southwest. Dobie also has contributed an article, "Bowie and the Bowie Knife."...
New York: Charles Scibner's Sons, 1943. Hard Cover. First Edition. Later Printing, 1943. 319 pp. Wear and soiling to dust jackets, small closed tears and chipping, sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with very light age toning to endpapers, clean within. Very Good / Good.