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1 The Ballad of Babie Bell and Other Poems Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
New York, NY Rudd & Carleton 1859 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A small book of poems by this American poet and novelist in the 1800s. Brown cloth with blind stamped ornamentation, gilt spine titles, 117 pp., unillustrated. Condition: Good +; ex-seminary library, remains of spine label, bookplate, cataloging notation on two preliminary pages, reading pages clean, toned. Owner's signature, Union College, Schenectady, February 5th, 1859. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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2 The Light of the World or The Great Consummation Arnold, Edwin
New York NY Funk & Wagnalls 1891 First American Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Epic poem which complements Arnold's more famous "The Light of Asia". This Christ-centered poem was an attempt to quiet criticism he received in some religious circles for focusing on the Buddha in his first work. Book Condition : Good-; Ex-Seminary Library; beginning of separation inside front cover, all pages intact; no markings to text; former owner's ink inscription on front free end paper; cataloging labels on bottom spine and top right rear cover; bookplate inside front cover; slip and pocket removed from inside rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Wizards Swirl Barrett, Julia ; Alice G. Hart; Judith M. Williams; Alexa Aho West; Marie Fuhrman Olsen; Veneta L. Nielsen
Logan, Utah 1987 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Bissland, R. P. (cover) Inscribed by Author(s)
A collection of original poems by 6 women. Inscribed by one of the six poets featured (Julia Barrett, dated 1987). The first poem is a tribute to the six. Pale gray-blue paper wraps with black titles and ornamentation, 68 pp. Condition: VG, pages clean, minor fading of cover near edges, a few very light spots. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Dream Life and Other Poems Bates, Stockton
Philadelphia, PA Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1872 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A pocket-sized book with a collection of 42 poems. Purple cloth hardcover, gilt cover and spine titles, 120 pp., small B&W ornamentation before and after some poems. Condition: Fair; ex-private library (Odd Fellows' Library) with bookplate and several stamps throughout, binding sound with some areas slightly loose, part of spine missing - flap with title attached on one side, cover soiling with some areas of wrinkling and spine fading, pages age-toned but edges straight, one poem has some red underlining, another has simple corrective mark, all others clean and unmarked. Several names inscribed on page before false title. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 Easy Verses Bennett, Clara Mack
Kanona NY J & C Transcripts 1971 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper; Singed "Clara Mack Bennett" on top, then below "To Rev. Kurz, Read and enjoy. C.M.B. Jan-1972". Collection of 49 short poems, some with Christian underpinnings. Book Condition : Good; no text markings; some spots/marks on covers; light creasing near staples. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Mind Machine: A Composition, Blackman, Tony and Russell, Alice Tingle
6 The Mind Machine: A Composition Blackman, Tony and Russell, Alice Tingle
Harlem, NY United Brothers Communications Systems Inc. 1979 First Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Joseph Aliamipano (photography) Inscribed by Author(s)
This composition is a collection of original poetry illustrated with black and white photographs by Joseph Aliamipano. Singed by Alice Tingle Russell on title page with an inscription to Major General Shaefer. 31-page stapled softcover. Published by The United Br others Communication Systems, Inc., a publisher for African-Ameri can writers. 1979, first edition, first printing. Book Condition : Good; clean and unmarked, no creases, a couple tiny edge tears. Cover has some shelf wear and aging around the edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Homespun : A Book of Verse by Members of the Creative Group of the Springfield Poetry Society, Blair, Anne and Martin, Mabel F. (Edited by)
7 Homespun : A Book of Verse by Members of the Creative Group of the Springfield Poetry Society Blair, Anne and Martin, Mabel F. (Edited by)
Springfield, MA Mohawk Press Corporation 1931 Probable First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
A nice collection of original poetry by the members of the Springfield, Massachusetts Poetry Society, dated 1931. Edited by Anne Blair and Mabel Martin, both also have some poems in the collect ion. This copy is inscribed and signed, "To my cousins in Pennslvania, Mabel F. Martin" on front free endpaper. Hardback, navy blue cloth, no dustjacket. 84 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are very light aged, clean, no tears. Two pages have outline of a paper clip that was kept in a little too long. There are a couple small erased pencil marks. The interior binding is starting to split on the bottom but pages are secure. Hinges are intact. Cover is clean with some rubbing, light edge wear, fading to spine lettering. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 The World's One Thousand Best Poems Braley, Berton (editor)
New York NY Funk & Wagnalls 1929 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Complete 1929 1st Edition set. These anthologies contain selections organized alphabetically by author : Vol. 1 Adams - Beranger; Vol. 2 Bible - Byron; Vol. 3 Call - Davidson; Vol. 4 Davis - Griffon; Vol. 5 Guest - King; Vol. 6 Kingsley - Meredith; Vol. 7 Millay - Scott; Vol. 8 Scott - Teasdale; Vol. 9 Tennyson - Whittier; Vol. 10 Widdemer - Zola as well as a General Index to the set. Each volume has (untitled) blue covers, measures 6 1/4" x 4", and contains c. 190 - 250 pp. Book Conditions : Good - to Good; most titles are in good shape; no text marks, former owner's name on front free endpapers; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; significant fading to titles on spine; some scuffing to covers. Volume 2 has the beginning of binding separation visible from outside. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Thomas Hardy's Universe , a study of a poet's mind Brennecke, Ernest, Jr.
Boston, MA Small Maynard & Co 1924 1st American Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Includes chapters on "Hardy and Schopenhauer,"a metaphysical biography," "What of the immanent will?" "The ultimate Hope," and more. Green cloth boards, 153 pp. 1st American edition. Condition: Good; ex-library (seminary), with typical markings, bookplate, cover labels; cover shows little wear, text block toned, pages brighter, a few highlighting pencil marks in the margin. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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10 The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning, Volume 5 : Red Cotton Night-Cap Country Browning, Robert
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1888 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Volume 5 contains Red Cotton Night-Cap Country (or Turf and Towers); Aristophanes' Apology; The Inn Album; Pacchiarotti, with other poems. Cambridge Press Riverside Edition. Book Condition : Good; wear to spine ends and cover corners, light scuffing to covers; no internal markings. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 The Ring and The Book Browning, Robert
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1899 Hardcover Good Minus No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Frequently hailed as the best of Browning's works for its psychological and spiritual content, The Ring and The Book is an epic poem telling the story of a 1698 murder trial in Rome. Using various narrators throughout the 12 books of the poem, Browning examines the allegation against a young nobleman from a variety of perspectives. This is a Riverside Press Cambridge Edition in one volume. Book Condition : Good-; foxing - primarily inside front cover, title page and first few pages, similarly to rear inside cover; previous owner inscription on front free end paper; light spotting to text block; wear to spine ends and cover corners; a few spots on left bottom rear cover. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 The Lion in the Park: The Life and Works of Blanche Nevin : Biography and Poetry of Blanche Nevin the Sculptress and World Traveler, 1841-1925, Churchtown, Pennsylvania Brubaker, Phyllis J.S.
Bethel CT Rutledge Books 1997 1887750444 / 9781887750448 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Short biography of Lancaster Pennsylvania sculptor and poet Blanche Nevin. Includes 50 of Nevin's poems and several dozen b&w photos. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name on half title page; light wear to cover edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Traveling Verseland's Paths and Streams (cover title: "Poems") Bryan, Walter Francis; Hazel Bryan (foreword)
Privately Printed 1973 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Christian poetry by a Pennsylvania author, a Methodist minister who served in many locations in Pennsylvania. "This is a family book, chronicling the events of the years. It tells the warmth and deep concern with family life and love of home." - Foreword. blue cloth boards with gilt titling, cream textured dust jacket with brown titles and illustration. Condition: Near Fine; very clean, free of marks, jacket shows slight wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 The Pre-Raphaelite Body: Fear and Desire in Painting, Poetry, and Criticism Bullen, J. B.
New York, NY Oxford University Press (Clarendon Press) 1998 0198182570 / 9780198182573 Probable First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Author J.B. Bullen advances the thesis that criticism of the Pre-Raphaelites in the Victorian period was driven by cultural psychological issues, specifically anxiety about the distorted, maimed, or erotic human body. Book Condition : Fine; binding tight; no internal markings. Dust jacket Condition : Very Good; creasing at bottom right front cover; shelf wear at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 English Poetry of the Nineteenth Century Campbell, Oscar James and Pyre, J.F.A.
New York, NY F.S. Crofts & Co. 1929 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is an anthology of 19th Century English poetry, primarily Romantic and Victorian. Poets include : Coleridge, Worsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, (Robert) Browning, Arnold, D.G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Meredith. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; some pencil written notes on front free end paper and inside rear cover; binding starting to loosen at rear cover but secure and not torn; library pocket removed; cataloging labels on spine and rear cover; some wear to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Songs and Sonnets, Coleman, Helena
16 Songs and Sonnets Coleman, Helena
Toronto William Briggs 1907 Second Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
A lovely collection of poetry. This copy is signed by the author on title page. Published under the auspices of the Tennyson Club of Toronto. Second edition, 1907. Hardback - tan cloth with picture label to front and rear and gilt title on spine only, top edge gilt, no dustjacket. 158 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright with no writing or tears. A few page edges are a little rough or a bit chipped; this is typical of older books issue d with uncut pages. Endpapers have a little foxing and text block is aged. Cover is lightly soiled and spine is discolored with faded lettering. Picture labels are bright with some spotting and chipping. Edges have wear, heavier to corner with tearing to spine ends. Hinges are intact and binding is tight. 8v o - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Conybeare, John Josias; William Daniel Conybeare (editor)
New York, NY Haskell House 1964 Hardcover Very Good Plus No Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Chapters include an essay on the metre of this kind of poetry, an arranged catalogue of the extant remains of this poetry, and illustrations, with Hymns of Caedmon and of Bede, Song of the Traveller, and Beowulf. Also has an extensive Appendix with materials not arranged during the author's life but intended for the work. Gray cloth boards, gilt spine titles, 286 pp., no images as illustration. Condition: Very Good +, Collectible. Has former owner's signature and stamp on ffep. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 One Man's Moon : 50 Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, Hakuin, Shiki, Santoka Corman, Cd
Frankfort, Kentucky Gnomon Press 1984 0917788265 / 9780917788260 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
The haiku here - with Shiki the exception - were essentially songs composed 'on the move'. The feeling of a life being lived in relation to the natural world is central and unmistakable - prefatory text. Pocket-sized book, blue and white wraps, text unillustrated. Condition: Near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Look, Laugh, and Listen Courtney, Steven
Lititz PA Sun Hill Productions 1994 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Plus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Winne, Ruth E. 
Written by noted children's songwriter Steven Courtney, these are humorous short stories/poems in verse form accompanied by full page b&w illustrations.Book Condition : Very Good+; slight cover edge wear; crease at top right cover corner; no internal marks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti, A Variorum Edition (3 Volume Set) Crump. R.W. (editor)
Baton Rouge LA Louisiana State University Press 1991 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is the complete 3 volumes of the LSU Press-issued Variorum edition, 1991 printing, of Christina Rossetti's poetry. Invaluable to those studying Victoruian and/or Pre-Raphaelite Poetry. Edited with textual notes. Volume 3 is a first printing, Volumes 1 & 2 are second printings. Volume 1 covers 1862 - 1875, featuring Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems. Volume 2 covers 1872-1893, featuring Sing-Song : A Nursery Rhyme Book, A Pageant and Other Poems, and Verses. This volume includes the bulk of her religious poetry. Volume 3 focuses on privately printed and unpublished poems. It also contains appendices with corrections and additions to the prior volumes. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage will likely be required due to weight of volumes. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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