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First edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Cup and the Falcon; inscribed by him and with seven lines of verse in Tennyson's hand within the text
TENNYSON, Lord Alfred.
The Cup and The Falcon.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1884.
First edition of this collection of two Tennyson plays. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Frederick & Jane Locker from Tennyson.” Tennyson has also inscribed seven lines of verse from the original manuscript of The Cup on pages 80 and 81, inserted in the concluding speech of Synorix, "Nay, rather than to clip the flowery robe of Hymen we should add some golden fringe of gorgeousness beyond old use to make the day memorial, when Synorix, first King, Comma, first Queen o' the snow here the richest…
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 100620
First Edition of Mary Oliver's The Night Traveler; Signed by Twice by Her
The Night Traveler.
A Bits Chapbook, 1978.
First edition of this early collection by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed twice by Mary Oliver, once on the front free endpaper and on the title page. In fine condition. Rare.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 133671
the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley; BOUND IN AN ELABORATE COSWAY STYLE BINDING BY BAYNTUN
BYSSHE SHELLEY, Percy [Cosway].
The Complete Poetical Works of Shelley. [Cosway].
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904.
Octavo, bound in full crushed morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Front and rear panels with single gilt filler border, upper cover set with an oval miniature painting of Percy Bysshe Shelley, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, a decorative panel in the rest, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and free endpages of watered silk, all edges gilt. Edited by Thomas Hutchinson. In fine condition.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 122526
Rare First Edition of Leonard Cohen's First Book, One of 400 copies Let Us Compare Mythologies
Let Us Compare Mythologies.
Montreal: McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press, 1956.
First edition of Cohen's first book, which explores philosophy, sexuality, death, a world of violent contrasts that would define his future literary and musical careers. Octavo, original cloth. With five full-page line illustrations by Freda Guttman. An excellent example of this rare first book, which reportedly, fewer than 400 copies of the first edition were printed (Nadel, 45). In near fine condition, with the rear jacket flap laid in.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 138294
"I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot-prints, And the wind will blow away the foam": Signed Limited First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Sand and Foam
Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
Signed limited edition of the author's classic work. Number 75 of 95 copies, signed by Kahlil Gibran. Illustrated with seven drawings by the author. In near fine condition, two small names to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom made slipcase. A very sharp example.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 34068
Rare First Edition of Effie Lee Newsome's Gladiola Garden
NEWSOME, Effie Lee.
Gladiola Garden: Poems of Outdoors and Indoors for Second Grade Readers.
Washington, D.C: The Associated Publishers, 1944.
First edition of this work by one of the great writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket, which is in very good condition. Illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 134369
“Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you”: Signed Limited First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Sand and Foam
Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
Signed limited edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original half cloth over marbled boards, number 33 of 95 copies, signed by Kahlil Gibran. Illustrated with seven drawings by the author. In near fine condition.
Price: $4,600.00 Item Number: 131582
"Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rest; snug as a gun": First Edition of Seamus Heaney's Death of A Naturalist; Signed by Him
Death of a Naturalist.
London: Faber and Faber, 1966.
First edition of Heaney's first major published volume. Octavo, original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A superior example.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 101967
"This One in me knows the universe of the many": Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Rabindranath Tagore
London: MacMillan & Company , 1925.
First edition, later printing. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, "Rabindranath Tagore Feb. 26, 1932." In very good condition with some wear to the extremities and to the side front panel. Books signed by Tagore are rare.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 22096
“If you are a dreamer come in": Where the Sidewalk Ends; Signed by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings.
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition, early printing of the author's first collection of children's poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With Love Shel Silverstein." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 120856
“Love! Love until the night collapses!: First Edition in English of The Heights of Macchu Picchu; Signed by Pablo Neruda
The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1966.
First edition in English of Neruda's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page in green ink. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Peter Barber and Nathaniel Tarn. Translated by Nathaniel Tarn. Preface by Robert Pring-Mill. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 74017
"I am only waiting for love to give myself up at last into his hands": First edition of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali (Song Offerings); One of only 250 copies sold
Gitanjali [Song Offerings].
London: Printed at The Chiswick Press for The India Society, 1912.
First edition of this collection of prose translated by Tagore from the original Bengali, largely for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved frontispiece portrait of Tagore with tissue guard present. One of 750 copies printed for the India Society only 250 of which were available for sale. Introduction by W.B. Yeats. In very good condition. Bookplate and stamps for the Northbook Society (a British advocacy society and reading room for Indian literature, defunct in the 1960s). Rare and desirable.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 130449
First Edition of Mary Oliver's Twelve Poems; Inscribed by Her in the Year of Publication
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1979.
First edition of Mary Oliver's fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "June 22, 1979 Love to Ray and Nicky from Mary. Provincetown." The recipients were close friends of the author in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Char Lappan. Photograph by Molly Malone Cook. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 85561
"Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey": One of 100 Sets of The Works of Lord Byron
LORD BYRON. [GEORGE GORDON BYRON],.
The Works of Lord Byron.
Boston: Francis A. Nicolls and Co, 1900.
The Edition des Amateurs, one of 100 copies signed by the editor of the complete works of Lord Byron. Octavo, 16 volumes. Bound in full contemporary morocco, elaborate tooling to the front and rear panels with central arms, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, frontispieces and plates each in three states. Edited by Richard Henry Stoddard. In fine condition. An exceptional set.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 109282
"And if I should live to be the The Last Leaf upon the tree in the Spring, Let them smile as I do now At the old forsaken bough Where I cling": First edition of Oliver Wendell Holmes' The Last Leaf; inscribed by him to Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie Grant
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell.
The Last Leaf. Poem. By Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Co. The Riverside Press, 1886.
First edition of Holmes' classic poem. Folio, original publisher's half vellum with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and panels, top edge gilt, illustrated by George Wharton Edwards and F. Hopkinson Smith. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie Grant, "Oliver Wendell Holmes for Miss Nellie Grant" and additionally signed and inscribed by him on the second blank with a stanza from The Last Leaf, "And if I should live to be the The Last Leaf upon the tree in the Spring, Let them smile as I do now…
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 138225
"In the sea caves, for whole days I gazed into your eyes" One page autographed handwritten poem completely in the hand of Nobel Prize-Winning Poet George Seferis
In The Sea Caves. George Seferis Poem.
One page signed handwritten poem completely in the hand of George Seferis. Translated from the Greek: "In the sea caves, there's a thirst there's a love, there's an ecstasy, all hard like shells, you can hold them in your palm. In the sea caves, for whole days I gazed into your eyes, and I didn't know you nor did you know me. George Seferis." Original manuscripts from Seferis are rare. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 20 inches.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 3776
Signed Limited Edition of Pablo Neruda's Alturas de Macchu Picchu
NERUDA, Pablo and Martin Chambi.
Alturas de Macchu Picchu.
Chile: Nascimento, 1954.
Signed limited edition of Neruda's masterpiece. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers as issued, photographs by Martin Chambi. Signed by Pablo Neruda at the colophon as issued. In near fine condition. Laid in is the scarce insert on green paper that was issued with all copies, which is a bibliographic note on the genesis and publication history of the poem by Jorge Sanhueza. This is the first definitive edition of the poems, including the Chambi photographs referenced in "The Latin American Photobook. A superior example, rare in this condition.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 77014
Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him
The King of The Dark Chamber.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 96033
"Pale Brows, Still Hands and Dim Hair, I had a beautiful friend and dreamed that the old despair would end in love": First Edition of William Butler Yeats' Later Poems
YEATS, William Butler.
London: MacMillan and Co, 1922.
First edition of this collection of Yeats' later poems. Octavo, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Signed and dated by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "W.B. Yeats Nov. 23. 1922." In very good condition with toning to the spine. From the library of S. Matthewman to whom this volume was given by Yeats at a poetry reading in Leeds in 1922. Laid in are poems in the recipient's hand copied from the present volume as well as an original photograph of his sweetheart. Desirable with noted provenance.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 96148
Rare First Edition, First Issue of Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray; in the original boards
Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray.
London: R. Dodsley, 1753.
First edition, first issue, The Abel Berland Copy. Quarto, bound in the original gray boards, illustrated with each of the six poems with a frontispiece, head-piece, initial letter and tail-piece. Each leaf printed on one side only. Half-title reading "Drawings, &c." Engraved title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 head- and tail-pieces, and 6 historiated initials. In near fine condition, rebacked. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise box. Rare, especially in the original boards.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 84523
The Poetry Collection of Annie Dillard; over 35 volumes each signed or inscribed to her
The Poetry Collection of Annie Dillard.
Various Publishers, .
Rare collection of dozens of volumes of poetry from the collection of American author Annie Dillard, each signed or inscribed to her and with her bookplate. Approximately 35 volumes, the collection includes inscribed first editions and early printings of Fred Chappell's Wild Mountain, Leo Connellan's First Selected Poems, Karen Connelly's The Border Surrounds Us, Paul Zimmer's Crossing to Sunlight, A. J. Hovde's Selected Poems, Tom Owen-Towle's Sauntering, Joe Rosenblatt's The Sleeping Lady, and Frank Polite's Letters of Transit. Each volume is in near fine to fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 128534
"I want my body and my hands to be pools for your looking and laughing": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's The Spice-Box of Earth; Signed by Him
The Spice-Box of Earth.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1961.
First edition of Cohen's second book. Octavo, original wrappers, patterned endpapers. Signed by Leonard Cohen in a contemporary hand on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Frank Newfeld. Photograph of Cohen by John Max. Drawings by Frank Newfeld. Uncommon signed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 130742
Rare First Edition of Emily Dickinson's The Single Hound. Poems of a Lifetime
The Single Hound. Poems of a Lifetime.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1914.
First edition one of only 595 copies of Dickinson's fourth collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. The Thomas Bird Mosher copy with his bookplate. Mosher was a notable private press publisher out of Portland, Maine. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 127543
"I thought that only Someone who lived in turning to fresh tasks Could so forget his handiwork on which He spent himself": Robert Frost's North of Boston; lengthily inscribed by him with a poem
North of Boston.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1929.
Early printing of Frost's second published book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an excerpt from his poem, The Wood Pile, "I thought that only Someone who lived in turning to fresh tasks Could so forget his handiwork on which He spent himself, the labor of his axe. And leave it there far from a useful fireplace To warm the frozen swamp as best it could With the slow smokeless burning of decay. Robert Frost For Mrs. R.R. Chappell." With the recipient's bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 109521