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Coxe, Arthur Cleveland.
CHRISTIAN BALLADS.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1864.

Frontispiece and extra-engraved title in red and black + 235 pages. Wood-engravings by John A. Hows. 8vo, gilt-pictorial brown cloth; all edges gilt; with the handstamp of the divinity school on the free front end-paper.

Originally published in 1840, this is the first edition to be illustrated. One of the more successful examples of ecclesiastic poetry, this work went through many editions and has been claimed as having helped make Coxe a Bishop (see DAB).


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COLLECTED POEMS.
Lindsay, Vachel.
COLLECTED POEMS.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923.

390 pages. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches); cloth backed boards with paper labels; corners bumped and chipped, rear inner hinge starting; two book plates and an inscription from a previous owner.


Number 101 of 400 numbered copies signed by the poet.


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Morris, William.
EARTHLY PARADISE. A POEM.
Boston: Roberts, Brothers, 1868.

676 + [4] pages. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches); green cloth with gilt printed spine; lightly rubbed; owners signature and the date 1868 on tilte-page.

First American edition. In this work Morris alternates tales from classical literature with northern European stories, especially Islandic sagas. The publication of EARTHLY PARADISE "secured Morris's reputation as a leading poet of his day ." - Cambridge Guide to Literature in English.


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LATER POEMS.
Meynell, Alice.
LATER POEMS.
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902.

37 pages + 3 pages of book ads. 7 x 4 1/4 inches. Gilt pictorial green publishers cloth; a fine, bright copy. Diagonal pocket for personal library identification on final free end paper.


First edition. Tipped in is a small four page ALS from Indianapolis in which Ms. Meynell thanks a Mr. Whittmore for his attention druing her American tour and notes that "the kindness I have received from Americans cannot be described."


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MERRY'S ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF RHYMES.
Merry, Robert and Hiram Hatchet.
MERRY'S ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF RHYMES.
Boston: Bartlett and Milse, 1859.

108 pages. Handsomely illustrated with wood-engravings. Small octavo ( 7 x 4 1/4 inches). Embossed green publishers cloth, with an 1862 inscription on the front free end paper.


First edition. A fine copy of a lovely book. Merry is best known for his "Merry's Museum" a periodical for the juvenile audience. William C. Cutter (a.k.a. Hiram Hatchet) was an associate on both the above book and the periodical.


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Russell, Peter (editor).
NINE. A MAGAZINE OF POETRY AND CRITICISM.
London: , 1949 - 1956.

Number 1 - 11 (all published). Various paginations. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Printed colored wrappers. The foot of spine starting on numbers six and nine, otherwise a fine, clean set.


A quarterly publication of criticism and poetry. Contributions by Ezra Pound, Sacheverell Sitwell, Allen Tate, T. S. Eliot, Windham Lewis, Basil Bunting and others.


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[Mulock, Dinah Maria (afterwards Mrs. Craik).].
POEMS. BY THE AUTHOR OF "A LIFE FOR A LIFE," "JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN," &C.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861.

270 pages + 22 pages of book ads dated November 1863. 8vo, (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches); brown embossed publishers cloth; a tight, bright copy. With a pencil inscription and a number of pencil annotations.

First American edition, after the London, 1859 first. Mrs. Craik was an English novelist of Irish extraction who wrote a number of successful novels, children's stories, essays and poems.


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RETALIATION: A POEM. BY DOCTOR GOLDSMITH. INCLUDING EPITAPHS ON THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WITS OF THIS METROPOLIS.
Goldsmith, Oliver.
RETALIATION: A POEM. BY DOCTOR GOLDSMITH. INCLUDING EPITAPHS ON THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WITS OF THIS METROPOLIS.
London: Printed for G. Kearsley, at No 46, in Fleet-street, 1774.

Title page with engraved portrait, 20 pages + one leaf of book advertisements for R. & J. Dodsley. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Modern cloth backed boards.


"A New Edition. With Explanatory Notes, Observations, &c." Errata on page 20 lists seven corrections.


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THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, AND OTHER POEMS.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.
THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859.

215 pages + 12 pages of ads dated October, 1858. 8vo, publishers brown cloth; a bright copy

Second printing of the first American edition. Though 5,000 copeis of this printing were issued, it is probably more uncommon on the market than the first American printing. BAL 12122.


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THE DESERTED VILLAGE.
Goldsmith, Oliver.
THE DESERTED VILLAGE.
Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, n.d..

46 pages on thick stock. Wood-engravings after Hammatt Billings. Square 8vo, gilt-pictorial light green cloth

Originally issued with the Billings illustrations by J. E. Tilton and Co., in 1866. "Goldsmith's poetry and Billings' illustrations combine to make a delightful little book." - HAMILTON 1514. O'GORMAN 104.


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Estes, Alice D.
THE GEM OF THE SCHOOL ROOM. RECITATION BOOK OF PROSE AND POEMS.
Springfield, Mo.: A. Davis & Company, 1904.

142 pages + 6 pages of music. Illustrated in half-tone from photographs. 8vo, gilt-printed maroon cloth; light wear

First edition. Of note are the photographs and photomontages that illustrate many of the poems. They were designed by Alice D. Estes and photographed by Harry C. Morgan. Sentimental, yet edgy.


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THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WINTER.
Winter, William.
THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WINTER.
New York: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1909.

With an original photograph of the author as frontispiece, signed by Winter. 319 pages. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Vellum like boards with printed label. Covers with light wear, spine darkened.

Number 22 of 150 copies on Japan vellum, this copy sent to Augustus Thomas, an American playwright, and signed by Winter. Included is an 11 stanza poem for Thomas, plus two ALS's refusing invitations to various parties.
Winter was a dramatic critic and author of numerous books.


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THE TRAGI-COMIC HISTORY OF THE BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN; WITH THE LAMENTATION OF JENNY WREN, THE SPARROW'S APPREHENSION, AND THE CUCKOO'S PUNISHMENT...
THE TRAGI-COMIC HISTORY OF THE BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN; WITH THE LAMENTATION OF JENNY WREN, THE SPARROW'S APPREHENSION, AND THE CUCKOO'S PUNISHMENT...
Philadelphia: Johnson and Warner, (J. Bouvier, printer), 1811.

16 pages of text in verse. With 8 copperplate engravings (two mounted to stiff wrappers). 16mo (4 3/4 x 4 inches); stiff salmon colored wrappers; glue bleed on first mounted plate.

First American edition, printed in England by J. Harris in 1808. Weiss, in his biography of William Charles, states that this is probably a Charles item. William Charles (1776-1820) was a caricaturist, engraver and publisher of children's books. Rosenbach 448. Welch 215. Shaw & Shoemaker 24052.


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VERSE, WRITTEN IN HOURS OF LEISURE.
Chapin, Bela.
VERSE, WRITTEN IN HOURS OF LEISURE.
Concord, N.H.: D. & J. Lancaster, 1854.

13 pages. Octavo, embossed yellow wrappers.


An uncommon work, by the author of THE POETS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (1883).


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