The Situation of Poetry.
Item Number: 980
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to another poet “Lisa Colt with best wishes, Robert Pinsky November 1977." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1886.
Octavo, three quarters leather. 14 volumes, top edge gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. One of 500 numbered copies. This is set number 144. Also includes 3-volume Final Memorials of Longfellow by Ticknor and Company published in 1887. All volumes are numbered 144 of 300 copies. Each volume contains the bookplate of noted American poet and publisher Scofield Thayer, best known for his art collection, which is housed in the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. In near fine condition. A very sharp set.
Two Page Autographed Poem by Nobel Prize-winning poet George Seferis, in his hand and signed by him.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse"; First Edition Of "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844.
First edition. Octavo, full red morocco binding, gilt titles on to the spine. Gilt tooling to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt. Contains the first appearance of Moore’s famous poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“Twas the Night Before Christmas”). In near fine condition with light wear. The first appearance of the poem in book form was in an anthology, The New-York Book of Poetry published in 1834. Clement C. Moore’s Poems is much rarer than The New-York Book of Poetry and is the desired first edition, as it contains only Moore’s poems. A very sharp copy of this important work.
Dublin: Hodges, Figgs & Co., 1909.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt to the spine and frontispiece, gilt ruling to the front panel, gilt topstain. In near fine condition with the lightest of rubbing. Contains poems by James Joyce, Douglas Hyde, William Butler Yeats, etc.