Poems for a Son with Wings.
Coffin, Robert P. Tristam.$125.00
Item Number: 1989
New York: Macmillan Company, 1945.
First edition. Inscribed by the author, “For Frangeon Jones Fellow poet and friend Robert P. Tristam Coffin”. Coffin has also added a drawing a seaside home with a pine tree. Octavo. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
Denton, TX: Texas State College For Women, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Frangeon Jones/ Fellow Poet/ Fellow Teacher/ who honors my books as well as I do/ with kindest regards/ Robert P. Tristan Coffin”. Coffin has also drawn two birds along with the inscription. Near fine in a good dust jacket.
First Editions of Each Book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books; Each Bound Uniformly by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) [with The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905)].
London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1889-1910.
First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) (12 volumes), along with eight of his other works: The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905). Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks. Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. In near fine condition with a few volumes with some light cracking at the hinges. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
London: R. Brimley Johnson, 1900.
First edition of Chesterton’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy to Violet Boileau, who was the wife of the dedicatee of this this volume. The inscription reads, “Violet Boileau- from Gilbert Chesterton You will not like my picture of a pig/ For you have pigs of every shape and size/ Who leap at your return and lick your hand/ And look up with their napt seraphic eyes/ You will not like my elephant at all/ Although you scorn scorn in pity may be sulk/ She who has passed the Belgian Custom House/ Can pity anything that has a trunk./ You will not like my pictures of my rhymes/ The scanty fruits of a distinguished mind/ There are three letters only you will like/ Three letters I leave to you to find.” In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional presentation copy with an original poem, rare and desirable.
"Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey": The Poetical Works of Lord Byron; Finely Bound
London: John Murray, 1839.
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Octavo, 9 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers top edge gilt, gilt double ruled to the front and rear panels. Illistrated with 159 plates. In near fine condition. An attractive set.
Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co, 1886.
The Complete Works of Robert Burns. Octavo, 6 volumes, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels. Illustrated with 60 fine etchings and wood cuts, maps and facsimilies. In fine condition.