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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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Dark Weeping / No. 19 of The Ariel Poems

By: A.e. [George Russell].

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Faber: 1929

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125c

Condition: Good


12mo, gray pictorial wrappers, 4 pp. Trade edition; also published in a limited edition of 400 signed large paper covers. Cover design and frontispiece Illustration by Paul Nash. CONDITION: Good; ¼” chip out of lower front and rear corners; covers partially split. Interior leaves are 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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Old Pastures

By: Colum, Padraic

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1930

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: k190218c

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, Cloth-backed batiqued boards. No. 19 of 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. 42 pp. Fine except for bookplate inside front cover; in poor slipcase lacking top/bottom edges and ½ of spine. 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

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[The Tragedy of Gabriele D'Annunzio presented in Rome [...]
IN THE YEAR MCMII [1902] TO XX OF THE MONTH OF MARCH, FOR THE TREVES BROTHERS, IMPRESSA IN MILAN]

TRAGEDIA DI GABRIELE DÁNNUNZIO RAPPRESENTATA IN ROMA NELL'ANNO MCMII AD XX DEL MESE DI DECEMBRE IMPRESSA IN MILANO per I. Fratelli Treves nel l 'anno MCMII A DI XX DEL MESE DI MARZO [The Tragedy of Gabriele D'Annunzio presented in Rome [...] IN THE YEAR MCMII [1902] TO XX OF THE MONTH OF MARCH, FOR THE TREVES BROTHERS, IMPRESSA IN MILAN]

By: GABRIELE DÁNNUNZIO

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Milano: Fratelli Treves: 1902

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190212e


Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1902. 1st ed., small 4to, handmade paper; pp. (16), 289, (7) illustrated in red and black with several full-page drawings and numerous ornaments throughout. Gilt ornament on front cover, gilt titles on spine; ribbon ties. Original full vellum binding [it was also published in cloth]. Text in Italian. A tragic play in verses, presented for the first time at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on December 9th 1901. The text centers on the story of how Fra... 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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"Syphils sive Morbus Gallicus" [Excerpt from the 1573 edition of his collected works “Opera omnia...."

By: Hieronymi Fracastorii [ Girolamo Fracastoro ]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Venice: I[J]untuas: 1573

Edition: 2d edition

Seller ID: k190203f

Condition: Fair


2d, ed., 8vo, contemporary vellum. First published in 1530, this is an excerpt from the scarce second edition of Fracastoro’s works which utilized a different and more readable translation than the first edition of 1530. [Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, p. 379.] Condition: Fair -- pp. 170-215 of a larger volume, but with the colophon and registratum present at rear. The text block is generally clean with occasional foxing and toning or browning; front... 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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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Balfour edition]

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1920

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190121m

Condition: Very good


1st ed. thus. Small quarto. Black and tan decorated boards, black leather spine, printed label on front board, hand lettered label on spine. Illustrated with six full-color tipped-in plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which have touches of color added -- also numerous smaller line drawings in sepia throughout. This is the first trade edition; there were also signed editions of 50 copies with an added hand-colored plate and 100 copies in green morocco. Printe... View more info