First Edition of The Diamond Cutters; Inscribed by Adrienne Rich
The Diamond Cutters And Other Poems.
Rich, Adrienne Cecile.$300.00
Item Number: 2022
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.
First edition of the poet’s second book. Octavo. Inscribed by the author, “For _____ _____ Whose jars of nectar sweeten the path ‘twixt neighbor and neighbor Adrienne Rich December ’59.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Laid in is a photograph of Adrienne Rich.
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First Edition of Federico Garcia Lorca's Romancero Gitano; Inscribed by Him with a drawing of a Moon with a Face
Buenos Aires: Sur, 1928.
First edition of Garcia Lorca’s classic work. Octavo, bound in red flex boards. Inscribed by the author, “Para Josefina de Roman con el recuerdo de Federico Garcia Lorca Madrid- 1934.” Lorca has also drawn a sketch of a moon with face. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small chip to the front free endpaper. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
"These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep": Robert Frosts New Hampshire; Signed by Him
New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923.
Early printing of Robert Frost’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth, woodcuts by J.J. Lankesone. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper with the added words, “One had to be versed in country things page 113 Robert Frost For M. Band J.M. Mitchell.” In very good condition. One of his most well-known works, one that includes, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
"O come, then, quickly come! We are budding, we are blowing; And the wind that we perfume Sings a tune that's worth the knowing": First Edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poems; Inscribed by Him
Boston: James Munroe & Co, 1847.
First edition with four pages of publisher’s ads dated January 1, 1847 bound before the title of this collection of poems. Octavo, bound in publisher’s boards covered in coated ivory-colored paper, with publisher’s label on spine. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “Elizabeth Burgess with the best wishes of R.W.E. 1 Jan. 1847.” In very good condition with some wear to the binding. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Emerson in the year of publication.
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.