Inscribed by Robert Pinsky to the Writer Bob Richardson
The Want Bone.
Item Number: 4422
New York: Ecco Press, 1990.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to writer Robert Richardson, “Very good wishes and admiration to Bob Richardson Robert Pinsky." With writer Annie Dillards bookplate. The recipient is the husband of Annie Dillard. In near fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
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 near fine dust jacket.
London: John Murray, 1816.
First edition, first issue with the advertisement leaf present following the dedication page. Octavo, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. In very good condition.
"Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you": First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Sand and Foam; Warmly Inscribed by Him; And a Two Page Autographed Letter Signed
London: William Heinemann, 1927.
First edition of this powerful collection of aphorisms, poems, and parables from the author of The Prophet. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marie Luise, With a greeting across the garden, Kahlil.” Also laid in is a autograph signed two paged letter on his letterhead, completely in Gibran’s hand. It reads, “Good morning to you, dear Marie Lousie, and many blessings upon you. I have before me now a kindly number of your letters, and I feel quite rich. You see, I went to the country for a while, and while I was there no letters were forwarded to me. Everybody thinks that I must try and get out of the world as though I have never been in it. And they say that I am not well enough to do anything but lie on my back and be still. They are all stupid! I like the little photographs in your last letter very much. They make you seem quite dashing! The hair is infinitely better and, of course, more becoming. No doubt that at the end of October ‘your tresses, like molten gold, falling from heaven to the earth,’ will [be] a pleasant sight to the gods of this world—and the gods of other worlds. I am glad you still like the drawing. Who knows, I may make a better one next winter! And if I should do so, you would want it- and I will not give it to you- and that’s that!!! Always your faithful Kahlil Boston Aug. 28 1927.” In near fine condition.
"For the children, they mark, and the children, they know the place where the sidewalk ends": Rare First Edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends, Signed by Shel Silverstein
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Signed by Shel Silverstein on the half-title page. Contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable, especially signed.
Poems of Tennyson, 1829-1868: Including The Princess, In Memoriam, Four, Idylls of the King, Maud, Enoch Arden, Etc.
London: Oxford University Press, 1921.
Octavo, finely bound in full leather by Riviere. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, slipcase. Frontispiece of Tennyson. Introduction by Herbert Warren. In near fine condition.