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Gleanings of Life in Verse and Melody [Salesman's Sample]
1 Gleanings of Life in Verse and Melody [Salesman's Sample]
Philadelphia and Chicago International Publishing Company 1895 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; One signature loose, spine cracked, boards heavily worn. 
Gray decorative cloth. A salesman's sample for this illustrated collection of poetry and lyrics, bound along with and illustrated versions of The Young American Speaker, Sparkling Stories for the Young, Little Folks Delight. Blank subscriber's name list after each sample. Many beautiful engravings and photograph reproductions. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Just for To-Day and Other Verses
2 Just for To-Day and Other Verses
NY James Pott and Company 1900 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Penciled gift inscription on front flyleaf, boards rubbed, spine sunned. 
Gray cloth binding with elaborate Art Nouveau design of lilies and botanical swirls on front boards. Color frontispiece illustration of streamside scene by Harrison Cady. Unpaginated, approximately 40 pages. A collection of religious and inspirational Bible verses and poems by various authors, including Waring, Mulock, Julia C. R. Dorr, George Herbert, and Edward H. Davis. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New Strung Bow: a Collection of Poems by Twenty-Nine Undergraduates At Sarah Lawrence College
3 New Strung Bow: a Collection of Poems by Twenty-Nine Undergraduates At Sarah Lawrence College
NY E. P. Dutton 1932 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards soiled and worn, corners rounded. 
Light green cloth binding with gilt lettering embossed on front boards and spine. Foreword by Lee Wilson Dodd. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 120 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Penguin Modern Poets 13: Charles Bukowski, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse
4 Penguin Modern Poets 13: Charles Bukowski, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse
Penguin Books 1969 First Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Usual library markings and pocket. 
Rebound in green library reinforced binding. ; Ex-Library; 176 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Select Poetry, for Children
5 Select Poetry, for Children
Philadelphia American Sunday-School Union 1845 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Frontispiece removed, several 19th century gift inscriptions on ffep, foxed, boards worn, corners rounded, a few penciled checkmarks next to poem titles. 
Compiled for the American Sunday-School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Original brown blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Many delightful wood engravings. 16 cm. A collection of religious and moral-tinged verses written for young readers. WorldCat locates only 10 copies held worldwide, though not the three additional copies found in the AAS catalog. ; 72 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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An Indian Ass, Acton, Harold
6 Acton, Harold An Indian Ass
London Gerald Duckworth Co. Ltd. 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner signature and date on front free endpaper, jacket lightly soiled. 
Red cloth binding. Acton was a vibrant member of the Aesthetic movement and a pal of Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford, Brian Howard, Lady Cunard and many others. An Indian Ass is the author's second book, and second book of poems, published while he was still a student at Oxford. Ev; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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North Into Love, Adams, David
7 Adams, David North Into Love
Hallowell, ME Quarry Press 1984 Softcover Very Good; Covers lightly rubbed. 
72 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Selections for Children and Young People,  For Recitations and Readings, in the Sunday School, Day School, and for Home Entertainment, Adams, P. A.
8 Adams, P. A. Selections for Children and Young People, For Recitations and Readings, in the Sunday School, Day School, and for Home Entertainment
Boston James H. Earle 1886 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and spine extremities, hinges cracked, pages toned. 
Brown cloth binding with gilt and black design embossed on front boards and spine Decorative endpapers. A wonderful compilation of poems, long and short, covering themes ranging from religious heroes to holidays to temperance. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 450 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Whales Are Burning, Ajay, Stephen
9 Ajay, Stephen The Whales Are Burning
St. Paul, MN New Rivers Press 1985 0898230667 / 9780898230666 Softcover Very Good; Covers rubbed. 
71 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Summer of Black Widows, Alexie, Sherman
10 Alexie, Sherman The Summer of Black Widows
NY Hanging Loose Press 1996 1882413350 / 9781882413355 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Author photo on rear jacket panel. A collection of poems by the critically acclaimed Native American writer best known for his novels The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. ; 139 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Driving to Distraction, Allen, Gilbert
11 Allen, Gilbert Driving to Distraction
Alexandria, VA Orchises Press 2003 0914061925 / 9780914061922 Softcover Very Good 
Review slip laid in. ; 64 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A. D. Twenty-One Hundred:  A Narrative of Space, Andrews, John Williams
12 Andrews, John Williams A. D. Twenty-One Hundred: A Narrative of Space
Boston Branden Press 1969 0828310335 / 9780828310338 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and tattered. 
Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Vivid black and white illustrations by Arthur Schaffert. Glossary. Navy cloth with titles stamped in silver on front boards and spine. Quite a lovely illustrated poetry volume expressing the awe and wonder of space exploration and published just shortly before the 1969 moon landing. ; 54 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The New Bath Guide, Anstey, Christopher
13 Anstey, Christopher The New Bath Guide
Somerset, England Adams & Dart 1970 0239000757 / 9780239000750 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped. 
Facsimile reprint of a 1766 satire with new introduction by Kenneth G. Ponting. x, 56 pp. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Le Bestiaire Ou Cortege D'Orphee, Apollinaire, Guillaume
14 Apollinaire, Guillaume Le Bestiaire Ou Cortege D'Orphee
NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1977 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Slipcase sunned and rubbed. Illustrated by Raoul Dufy 
Illustrated with woodcuts by Raoul Dufy. Translated from the French by Lauren Shakely. Off-white linen with titles stamped in gilt on spine. In blue cardboard slipcase with paper spine label and printed Dufy illustration of an owl on front. Unpaginated. A reprint of the 1911 edition of "collaboration by two twentieth-century masters", featuring Apollinaire's contemporary bestiary of poems about some favorite animals and Dufy's rich woodcuts. Your favorite animal may be the octopus or the grasshopper, but we are with Apollinaire when he writes: "I want to have in my house: /A sensible woman, /A cat moving among the books, /Friends in every season, /Without which I can't live." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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For Partly Proud Parents: Light Verse about Children, Armour, Richard
15 Armour, Richard For Partly Proud Parents: Light Verse about Children
NY Harper and Brothers 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and toned. Illustrated by Leo Hershfield 
Introduction by Phyllis McGinley. An amusing collection of humorous verse about the trials and tribulations of parenthood. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Indian Idylls from the Sanskrit of the Mahabharata, Arnold, Edwin
16 Arnold, Edwin Indian Idylls from the Sanskrit of the Mahabharata
Boston Roberts Brothers 1883 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, penciled owner name on front flyleaf, head and foot of spine chipped. 
Green cloth with spiral design stamped in gilt on front boards and titles stamped in gilt on spine. Botanical patterned endpapers. 318 pp + 4 pp of publisher's ads at rear. Copyright page notes that this is the only American edition "published with his sanction." Sir Edwin Arnold was an English Victorian educator, journalist and poet, whose time spent in India during the 1850s developed his passion for Eastern literature and culture. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem about Buddha, The Light of Asia. The present volume is Arnold's translation of portions of the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Spell of the Tropics:  Songs of Central and South America, Atkin, Randolph H.
17 Atkin, Randolph H. The Spell of the Tropics: Songs of Central and South America
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, bookseller's ticket on front pastedown endpaper (Casa Loutit, Valparaiso, Chile) and owner signature on front free endpaper, pages toned. 
Red cloth binding. A collection of the author's verse, including the memorable "Malaria", "The Young Gringo", and "El Mestizo". ; 128 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Journals of Susanna Moodie, Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
18 Atwood, Margaret Eleanor Journals of Susanna Moodie
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1997 0395880432 / 9780395880432 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Slipcase lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight and bright copy. Illustrated by Charles Pachter 
"A dazzling illustrated edition of the poem cycle that gave rise to ALIAS GRACE". Foreword by David Staines. Memoir by Charles Pachter. A reprint of the 1980 limited edition. In slipcase. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems, Aytoun, William Edmonstoune
19 Aytoun, William Edmonstoune Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems
NY R. Worthington 1878 Later Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, pages toned and brittle. 
Terra cotta cloth with elaborate design stamped in black and gilt on front boards and spine. All edges gilt. ; The Lansdowne Poets; 230 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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After Greece  Poems, Bakken, Christopher
20 Bakken, Christopher After Greece Poems
Kirksville, MO Truman State University Press 2001 1931112010 / 9781931112017 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Winner of the 2001 T. S. Eliot Prize. ; New Odyssey Series; 62 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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