Selections from the Choric.
Item Number: 3009
London: B. Fellowes, 1832.
Octavo, full tan leather. All edges gilt. Gilt tooling to spine and gilt vignette to front and rear covers.
Other Books by this Author
Rare First Edition, First Issue of Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray; in the original boards
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.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1979.
First edition of Oliver’s fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation 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.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891.
First edition of Emily Dickinson’s second book of poetry, one of only 960 copies of the first printing. Octavo, original cloth, original gray cloth, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Housed in a custom cloth and chemise case.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
First edition of this collection of poems, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Brian, with many good wishes- Mary Oliver Indiana Sep. 21, 1992.” The publication date of this title was September 23, 1992, this example was signed two days prior. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Dede Cummings.