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Horatius At The Bridge & Casey At The Bat.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grabhorn Press: 1954

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180331b


10”x14”, letterpress; 4 pp. The two poems are printed in parallel columns. 75 copies printed for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco”. Fine. View more info

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The Steam-Engine, or The Powers of Flame.

By: Baker, Thomas.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London:, J. S. Hodson.: 1857.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 00003

Condition: Good.


Dark green cloth, blocked and lettered in gold. Signature of previous owner in ink on front paste-down. Baker, the author of many books on civil engineering, wrote this poem as a history of and a tribute to steam power. He included some 54 pages of additional annotations to his poem, from discussion of brittle cast-iron rails to the etymology of the word 'navvies'. T(homas) Baker died 1871 View more info

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Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience

By: Blake, William

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 150302


London: Arthur L Humphreys, 1911. 12mo, leather binding with gilt spine design, raised bands, gilt borders and bands by Riviere and Son. 1st ed. thus, containing Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. 64 pages. Decorated throughout with tipped-in engravings. Internally fine, but front cover is detached, light wear on edges and corners. Contemporary inked inscription inside front cover. View more info

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The Horkey

By: Bloomfield, Robert

Price: $57.50

Seller ID: 040301


1st edition; London: Macmillan & Co., 1882. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. Illustrations by George Cruikshank – note that this is not THE George Cruikshank, but his nephew. Interior is clean and tight. The covers are rubbed at edges, more heavily so at corners. View more info

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Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.

By: Blyenburg, Damasus van.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 150309


Dordaraci: Ex officinia Abrahami Canini, 1600. 16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668) was a dutch poet who published this compilation of modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. Covers quite worn, but intact, with numerous small stains. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on vrso of title page. 1"... View more info

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Notes from the Underground

By: Bryan, John (ed) / Kerouac, Patchen, Bukowski, et al

Price: $95.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Underground Press: 1964

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180302b

Condition: Fair


1st ed., small 4to, wraps, 76 pp. Contributions by Neal Cassady, Alan Watts, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Kenneth Patchen and others. Text block is very good; clean and tight. Front cover rubbed with chips at top and bottom of spine; large stain on back cover. View more info

San Francisco Review #1

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, San Francisco Review: 1958

Seller ID: 3467


1st ed. Includes poetry by Charles Bukowski, e.e. cummings, William Saroyan. Signed on copyright page by publisher R.H. Miller. Chip at top of spine; title page beginning to separate from text block. View more info

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HOUR OF MAGIC AND OTHER POEMS, The

By: Davies, William B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1922

Seller ID: 1706198


1st trade edition, with designs by William Nicholson. 12mo, beige bonds with gold label on front and spine. Decorated end papers. 36 pp. A very good-near fine copy overall but with a bookplate inside front cover and lacking the dust jacket, a clipping of which is laid in. View more info

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Deaths Duell. A sermon delivered before King Charles I in the beginning of Lent 1630

By: Donne, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: David R. Godine: 1973

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: 021802

Condition: Fine.


Small 4to, ¼ leather and marbled boards. #84 of an edition limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. John Donne's sermon "Deaths Duell" or "A Consolation to the Soule Against the Dying Life and Living Death of the Body" with a comprehensive essay by Geoffrey Keynes. Five engravings and engraved initial letters. Paper watermarked with John Donne's name. A virtually pristine copy; without d/w as issued. View more info

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From the German

By: Drinkwater, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1048


8vo, batiked-paper boards with 1/4 vellum-spine. Printed by the Pelican Press and limited to 250 copies. English translation of seventeen verses by Goethe, Schiller, Moerike, Uhland, Hebbel, Theodor Storm, Keller, Guenther, Gleim, Boie, Hofmannsthal, Liliencron and Buerger. The Pelican Press was founded in 1916 by Sir Francis Meynell, with the active involvement of Stanley Morison - a British typographer, designer and historian of printing. He was one of the most influen... View more info

Old Possum's Book of Cats

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $87.50

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Ltd: 1953

Seller ID: 121315


Note: This is NOT a first edition. It is 7th printing (1953). It is a collectible copy because it is accompanied by a signed letter from the illustrator Nicholas Bentley, on his stationary. The letter is dated 1947 and recounts a history of the other works Bentley had illustrated during the prior decade. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at top of back cover, a few small fingerprint smudges on back cover, and a light 1/8"x3/4" stain on the sp... View more info

Unmuzzled Ox (Magazine), Vol III. No. 2

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Book People: 1975

Seller ID: 5352


A trade paperback magazine featuring work by Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Gregory Corso, Kenneth Rexroth and others. Good; clean and tight but with A few small chips along edge of spine and shelf-wear at edges. View more info

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Cave Birds: An Alchemical Cave Drama

By: Hughes, Ted

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1978

Seller ID: 1706196


1st ed., signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin on the front end paper. 4to, black cloth. 64 pp. A fine as-new copy in dust jacket -- however there are several white spots on the back cover due to a binding defect. View more info

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Be Angry at the Sun

By: Jeffers, Robinson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1941

Seller ID: 081402


1st edition in dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition with no defects other than an old penciled price on front end paper. The dust jacket is good only. No large tears but a 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front cover and several very small nicks or tears at edges. The jacket is darkly tanned on the spine, a 1" wide strip bordering the spine on front, and lighter tanning along the top edge and spine of back. View more info

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: n.d. (1909)

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 121309


First Trade Edition. 4to. 20 superb illustrations by Dulac. Publisher's white cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, the latter with elaborate gilt decoration; peacock feathers motif end papers. Decorative frame to text. Illustrated with 20 tipped in colour plates by Dulac, all with entitled tissue guards. Slight darkening to spine; front cover slightly bowed; front hinge split but still intact; several prior owner inked signatures on half-title page. Neverthe... View more info

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Feet of the Young Men, The

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $425.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday Page & Co: 1920

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: c17092202

Condition: Near Fine


8vo, beige boards with vellum-paper spine. 1st separate and illustrated edition of these poems first published in Scribner's Magazine. #220 of 375 numbered copies signed by Kipling. Photographs by Lewis R. Freeman. Near Fine; light fade line 3/4" across top front; stray pencil mark and 3 small ink dots on back cover at spine. [Livingston 449] View more info

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Dipsy Chanty, The and Other Selected Poems

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY/East Aurora, The Roycroft Shop: 1899

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: 17092207


12mo, handmade paper, gray-green limp suede covers with gilt titles, red satin paste-downs and tie. #557/950 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard. Fine; backstrip lightly faded and light fade line across top of upper cover. [Livingston suppl. p. 137] View more info

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A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $8,500.00

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: cr180315q

Condition: Good to As-New


A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works, most in very good to fine condition; many in dustjacket. The personal collection of Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell (1875-1944). a charter member of The Kipling Society (UK) and one of the founders of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. The collection has been kept virtually intact since his death in 1944; Included is a 3x5 card... View more info

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THE BRIMMING CUP AND POTSHERDS. POEMS.

By: MacIntyre, Carlyle

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harry Ward Ritchie., Pasadena:

Edition: 1930

Seller ID: dg180226a

Condition: Near fine


8vo, gray-green stitched wrappers. 32, (2)pp. Title printed in red & black. Edition limited to 200 copies printed by Harry Ward Ritchie at the press in the old Abbey of San Encino. Very good-near fine. No chips or tears but two small [1/8”] stains on front cover to the right of the title. View more info

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The Wild Party

By: March, Joseph Moncure

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 042405


1st ed.(1928, 8vo without dustjacket. Privately published in an edition of 200 copies, this copy unnumbered. The Wild Party is a book-length, jazz-age narrative poem. It was widely banned but a publishing success nevertheless perhaps because of the controversy. The poem tells the story of two lovers who live in a decadent style that March depicts as unique to Hollywood. They decide to have one of their parties, complete with illegal bathtub gin and the couple's colorful,... View more info