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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: 12.50 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 
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: 250.00 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)
Inscribed by Editor on ffep : "To my cousins in Pennslvania, Mabel F. Martin" . Nice collection of original poetry by the members of the Springfield, Massachusetts Poetry Society, dated 1931. 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 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: 25.00 USD
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9 Aurora Leigh Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
New York NY Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1883 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
12th London Edition of Barrett Browning's epic poem in nine books. Hailed as the greatest long poem of the 19th century by Victorian cultural figure John Ruskin, it has received new interest from feminist critics. Blue/green boards, gilt lettering to spine. Book Condition : Fair; no text marks; general age toning, foxing inside covers; spotting to text block; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; scuffing to covers; beginning of spine separation visible inside covers but binding is currently secure and all pages are intact. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 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 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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13 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 
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; pencil 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
14 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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15 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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Poetry: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Issue (Volume 71, No. 1, October 1947), Dillon, George and Others (Editors)
16 Poetry: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Issue (Volume 71, No. 1, October 1947) Dillon, George and Others (Editors)
Chicago IL Modern Poetry Association 1947 Anniversary Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
35th Anniversary Edition, October , 1947, Vol. 71, No. 1. Contributors in this issue: Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, Yvor Winters, Weldon Kees, Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Fearing, William Carlos Williams, Reed Whittemore . Includes a section of highlights of 35 years of continuous publication with photographs of many of the contributing poets. Softcover. 60 pages plus ads. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has a little age spotting to rear and some edge wear. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: An Annotated Bibliography of the Commentary and Criticism, 1826-1990, Donaldson, Sandra
17 Elizabeth Barrett Browning: An Annotated Bibliography of the Commentary and Criticism, 1826-1990 Donaldson, Sandra
New York, NY G. K. Hall & Co. 1993 0816189102 / 9780816189106 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a comprehensive reference work, the annotations to the sources are invaluable for anyone researching Barrett Browning. The format is chronological with special notation in bold given to reviews of the works EBB published that year. This bibliography includes the large amount of commentary written in French and Italian. The introduction frames the evolution in scholarly attention paid to EBB. Book Condition : Fine; no internal markings; binding tight. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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18 Andromeda in Wimpole Street Dormer Creston
London, England Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"Containing Extracts from the Love Letters of Elizabeth and Robert Browning". Edited selection from their voluminous correspondence details the secret courtship of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; sunlight fading to spine; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges w/tearing along bottom; in protective mylar. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988), Editorial Board
19 Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988) Editorial Board
Croton-on-Hudson, NY Croton Council on the Arts 1988 N/A Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
This Special Anthology / Awards Issue is a Tribute to Anne Sexton. Features: Memoir / Excerpts About Anne Sexton, Interview With Diane Wood Middlebrook, Editors' Tribute and the 1988 Croton Review Awards in Poetry, Fiction and Essay. Featured artist on cover is Joseph C iardiello whose illustration is based on a series of poems by Anne Sexton, "Bestiary USA". Size: 4to up to 12" tall. 64 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light rubbing; slight age discoloration at top; corner curling; and tear to bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Eternal Astronauts Poems & Paintings by Charles F. Foster & others Foster, Charles F.
Middlebury Center, PA Charles F. Foster 1991 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Signed by author on title page. Religious poems, hymns, sonnets, and metered and free verse. Dark brown wraps, illustrated, stapled binding, 131 pp., several B&W illustrations of paintings, mostly by the author. Condition: Very Good, clean and crisp 
Price: 15.00 USD
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