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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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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 POETICAL WORKS OF MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, INCLUDING PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY, A THOUSAND LINES, HACTENUS, GERALDINE, AND OTHER POEMS.
Tupper, Martin Farquhar.
THE POETICAL WORKS OF MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, INCLUDING PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY, A THOUSAND LINES, HACTENUS, GERALDINE, AND OTHER POEMS.
New York: John Wiley, 1849.

Engraved portrait. 383 + 257 pages. 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Ornate gilt decorative black calf; all edges gilt; spine starting; some foxing.


An attractive gift binding.


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THE PRIZE POEM. LION COFFEE.
(Prize Poem}.
THE PRIZE POEM. LION COFFEE.
Richmond, KY: W. M. Blount, dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, circa 1880.

Printed sheet, 12 1/4 x 6 inches. Illustrated with a humorous wood-engraving showing lions robbing a grocery store, of 'Lion Coffee.' Chipping and a number of tears repaired; encapsulated in mylar


The illustration is accompanied by the prize winning poem by Helen W. Stamford, Franklin Corners, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. The doggerel goes on for eight stanzas of four lines each.


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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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