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"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Poets Classic Work; Signed by Pablo Neruda
London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968.
First edition of Neruda’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 109354
Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him and with an autographed signed letter
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original clot with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, “Rabindranath Tagore Feb. 27 1927.” Laid in is a typed letter signed by Tagore which reads in part, “Santiniketan, India, April 1, 1926. Dear Sir; I was glad to receive your kind letter asking me to send a few words of greeting to your scholars who will be soon called upon to shoulder the active responsibilities of life. All that I wish to tell your scholars is that my thoughts are with the young and that my heart ever rejoices to see them fight difficulties and make bold experiments. Yours sincerely, Rabindranath Tagore.” The recipient, S.D. Green was a 1904 graduate and colleague of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard University. He later taught at the historic Trenton High School in Trenton, New Jersey and amassed an important library of books signed by American Presidents and important early 20th century novelists. Also laid in is the original transmittal letter which accompanied the book dated March 1st 1927 and signed by Tagore’s fellow Bengali poet and close associate Amija C. Chakravarty to Green. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 101701
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
“A man is indeed a city, and for the poet there are no ideas but in things": Scarce Complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams' Masterpiece Paterson; each volume in the rare original dust jacket
New York: New Directions, 1946-1958.
Scarce complete first edition set of William Carlos Williams’ masterpiece including Book III, winner of the first National Book Award for Poetry. Octavo, five volumes, Books I-IV limited to 1,000 copies. In the Author’s Note to Book I, Williams describes the work as “a long poem in four parts”, yet a fifth volume was published seven years after the publication of Book IV and only five years before Williams’ death without a limitation statement. Each volume is near fine to fine in a near fine to fine dust jacket. Jacket drawing of William Carlos Williams to Book V by his brother, Edgar J. Williams.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 109863
“BEYOND THE EARTH, BEYOND THE FARTHEST SKIES, I TRY TO FIND HEAVEN AND HELL. THEN I HEAR A SOLEMN VOICE THAT SAYS: "HEAVEN AND HELL ARE INSIDE”: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; One of 550 Copies Signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe; In the Original Elaborate Binding
London: Siegle, Hill & Company, 1910.
Signed limited first edition of this work reproduced in color from the manuscript written and illuminated by Francis Sangorski & George Sutcliffe, number 247 of 550 copies signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Folio, bound in publisher’s full vellum, front panel elaborately stamped in gilt in a peacock motif, gilt titles and a floral motif to the spine, brown gilt morocco lettering label, pictorial endleaves. With twelve full-page illustrations inserted throughout. In very good condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 108452
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965.
First American edition of the poet’s scarce first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. Author photograph by Molly Malone Cook. A nice example.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 15065
Original First edition Exhibition Flyer from the 1959 Hartigan and Rivers With O'Hara Show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery; inscribed by Rivers to fellow New York School member Willem de Kooning
New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1959.
First edition of this exhibition flyer for the 1959 Tibor de Nagy exhibition of works by Larry Rivers and Grace Hartigan inspired by O’Hara’s poetry. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated with twelve black and white lithographs. Association copy, inscribed by Larry Rivers on the verso of the front cover to fellow member of the informal New York School of artists Willem de Kooning, “For Bill de Kooning much admiration Larry Rivers.” Musician, artist and filmmaker Larry Rivers took up painting in 1945 and lived in the the Hotel Chelsea, notable for its artistic residents such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas, Sid Vicious and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol’s Factory. A part of the New York School of the 1950s (of which Frank O’Harra was the crux due to his position at the MOMA), Rivers’ paintings drew inspiration from the contemporary avant-garde movement, in particular abstract expressionism. De Kooning too was a part of the New York School, his well-known The Woman Series notable for its powerful expression of the frustrations and desires of the post-World War II era. In near fine condition. An intimate association copy, linking these great artists of the 20th century.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 90478
"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it": Finely Bound Set of Moliere's Oeuvres Complètes de Molière
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1878.
Finely bound set of Moliere. Quarto, 5 volumes, bound in full red morocco, illustrated with plates, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, original wrappers bound in, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Edited by Adolphe Regnier. With the slipcovers in marbled paper. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 104673
Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's poems and rhetoric; from the library of Dr. Thomas C. Oden
Venice: per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero, 1551.
Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni’s translation of Aristotle’s poems and rhetoric. Small octavo, bound in full 19th century calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dr. Thomas C. Oden. Regarded as the founder of the paleo-orthodox movement, Oden taught with a mission “to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” In very good condition. A unique association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 95873
"And so into winter till even I have ceased to come as a foot printer, and only some slight beast so mousy or so foxy shall print there as my proxy": First edition of Robert Frost's Closed for Good; signed by him
New York: The Spiral Press, 1948.
First edition of Frost’s Christmas keepsake poem. 16mo, original wrappers, illustrated with engravings by Thomas W. Nason. Limited to 2,275 copies of which this is one of 375 with the Robert Frost imprint. Signed by the poet on the dedication page, “[This new poem brings Holiday Greetings from] her old friend Robert Frost.” In fine condition. Rare. especially signed.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119060
"Who ere while the happy Garden sung, by one man's disobedience lost, now sing": Finely Bound Set of The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton
London: John Macrone, 1835.
Finely bound set of Milton’s poetical works including his masterpiece Paradise Lost. Octavo, 6 volumes, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Edited by Sir Edgerton Brydges. Illustratations by J.M.W. Turner. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 102379
Toledo: Hadley & Hadley, 1896.
Scarce first edition of the author’s rare second book, self-published and one of only 500 copies printed. Octavo, original cloth, patterned endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Laid in is an original newspaper clipping announcing the dedication of a memorial to the author at his home in Dayton, Ohio. In very good condition, period ownership inscription to the verso of the front panel.
Price: $875.00 Item Number: 90410
"If as they say some dust thrown in my eyes will keep my talk from getting overwise": First Signed limited Edition of Robert Frost's West-Running Brook
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1928.
First signed limited edition of this work detailing Frost’s “Home Spun Philosophy”. Octavo, original half-cloth over pictorial boards, top edge gilt, illustrated with four tissue-guarded full-page woodcut illustrations by J.J. Lankes, this is number 736. One of one thousand copies signed by both Robert Frost and illustrator J.J. Lankes beneath each of his engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 110346
“A GOLDEN AGE OF POETRY AND POWER OF WHICH THIS NOONDAY’S THE BEGINNING HOUR”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF FROST’S IN THE CLEARING
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.
Signed limited first edition of Frost’s final book of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. One of 1500 copies signed by Frost on the limitation page, this is number 1087. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 110895
"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 2014.
First edition of this tribute to Nelson Mandela. Small octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anna Bauer.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 4526
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled": First Edition of Robert Frost's Complete Book of Poems; Inscribed by Him
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949.
Early printing of this collection of poems, which includes the classic “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To David Lelewer from his friend Robert Frost June 15 1954 Ripton VT.” The recipient was a student at Bread Loaf. Near fine in a near finedust jacket. Frontispiece by Clara E. Sipprell. Jacket design by John King.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 109719
Finely bound example of f the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin
New York: Brentano's, 1924.
Finely bound example of the poems of John Keats, arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin. Octavo, two volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 95222
"I give you the end of a golden string, only wind it into a ball, it will lead you in at Heaven's gate built in Jerusalem's wall": First Edition of William Blake's Jerusalem
New York: The Beechwood Press, 1955.
First complete edition of Blake’s great prophetic poem containing the text of Jerusalem in letterpress. Small quarto, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with 100 plates, tissue-guarded frontispiece in collotype. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Geoffrey Keynes. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 112337
Paris: Typographie Plon Freres, 1849.
Rare first edition of this classic work by the “most celebrated poet of Bordeaux.” Octavo, bound in full period cloth retaining the original cloth spine, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings. In very good condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 109802
"Fly over the valley when the winds are keen, and nestle where the earth receives another generation of exhausted leaves": First edition of Edgar Lee Masters' Starved Rock
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919.
First edition of the this early collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth. Inadvertently inscribed on the final free endpaper, “For S.D. Green…Edgar Lee Masters.” In very good condition.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 96230