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Poesie [Edwardian Era Manuscript Volume of Verse in German]

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: 1906

Seller ID: 2134515

Condition: Very Good


Bottom edge of rear board lightly stained. 1906 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Floral design on front board. A volume of handwritten German poems, in several hands, dating from 1905-1906. Chromolithographic floral illustration on front flyleaf, color angel sticker on blank verso of one leaf. View more info

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A Christmas Token

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cupples & Leon Company:

Seller ID: 2135207

Condition: Very Good


Boards rubbed, spot on spine head. [16 pp.] A collection of poetry by various authors, with a Christmas theme. View more info

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The Nature Calendar: Wild Flowers

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1913

Seller ID: 2201036

Condition: Very Good


Includes original box. Tears to box corners. 1913 Large Softcover. A mixture of scientific information on various flowers, beautiful verse, and tipped in chromolithographs. View more info

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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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The Language and Poetry of Flowers, and Poetic Handbook of Wedding Anniversary Pieces, Album Verses, and Valentines. Together with a Great Number of Beautiful Poetical Quotations from Famous Authors.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hurst & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 2208197

Condition: Good


No publisher date (circa late 1800's), edges rubbed, front hinge starting, light stain to frontispiece through page 15, pages v-14 loose from binding but included. 1885 Hard Cover. v, 308 pp. The Language and Poetry of Flowers, and Poetic Handbook of Wedding Anniversary Pieces, Album Verses, and Valentines. Together with a Great Number of Beautiful Poetical Quotations from Famous Authors. View more info

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A Wallow of Pigs

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Viking Barnyard Medley: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269187

ISBN: 067085221X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1993 Small Hard Cover. 56 pp. An amazing and diverting collection of pigs to amuse and delight. View more info

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Buds and Flowers of Childish Life

By: N/A

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: George Routledge and Sons: 1830

Seller ID: 2283817

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No publisher date (circa 1830). Title page starting to loosen from binding but is still attached. Red boards with gilt titles and decor on spine and front board. With illustrations by Oscar Pletsch. Beautifully printed in colours. A children's book of verses. View more info

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The Old Pothead Poems

By: Abrams, Sam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195434

ISBN: 0887394809

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light edge wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. Louis Armstrong once said Marijuana is an assistant, a friend. These poems riff off that theme, a fifty-year-long set of improv-collaborations between two old friends, Miss Mary Jane and her man, Sam. View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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Aeschylus I: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides; Prometheus Bound (The Complete Greek Tragedies, Volume I [1]) (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 310) [Oresteia]

By: Aeschylus; Grene, David; Lattimore, Richmond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library / Random House: 1942

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294351

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Slightly musty, 1/2 inch closed jacket tear. 1942 Hard Cover. 245, [5] pp. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Translated from the Greek and edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. Includes: Introduction to the Oresteia; Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides; Introduction to Prometheus Bound; Prometheus Bound. In the 'Oresteia' - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primi... View more info

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274057

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1961 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. In the Oresteia - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, its spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal. View more info

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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers; The Furies

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2277128

Condition: Near Fine


Endpaper edges a bit faded. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [2], 177, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Greek by E.D.A. Morshead, with an introduction by Rex Warner, and illustrations by Michael Ayrton. In the 'Oresteia' - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from... View more info

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Brownstone Eclogues

By: Aiken, Conrad

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2263289

Condition: Good


Ink number on spine, rear wrapper lightly foxed, ink stamps. 1962 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 61 pp. The city provides the unifying theme for the thirty-eight poems which compose Brownstone Eclogues: Saint Ambrose: Early Morning, Doctor's Row, The Junk-cart, Whisper Under Asphalt, and Spring Festival: The Taxis are typical titles suggesting the character of the selections. Mr. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1929, the National Book Award for Collected Poems in 1954, the Bollingen Prize in 1956, and the gold medal for poetry by the National ... View more info

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Preludes (A Galaxy Book)

By: Aiken, Conrad

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2279584

ISBN: 0195007255

Condition: Very Good


First printing. ink stamp on front wrapper recto and rear wrapper verso. 1966 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. v, 182 pp. Preludes for Memnon; Time in the Rock. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer, whose work includes poetry, short stories, novels, a play, and an autobiography.[1] View more info

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Fever and Other New Poems

By: Akhmadulina, Bella; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny; Dutton, Geoffrey; Mezhakoff-Koriakin, Igor

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket corners rubbed with 1 inch closed tear to spine head, rear jacket panel toned, small sticker on jacket spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. vi, 66 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by a member of the Russian New Wave literary movement who Joseph Brodsky once called the best living poet in the Russian language. Translated by Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin, with an introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. View more info

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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European Poets)

By: Akhmatova, Anna; McKane, Richard; Sinyavsky, Andrei

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268419

ISBN: 0140421157

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned, minor general wear. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 111 pp. Translated with an introduction by Richard McKane, and an essay by Andrei Sinyavsky. Anna Akhmatova is identified, along with Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, as one of the four leading poets of Twentieth-Century Russian literature. Her poetry, classically rhymed and metered but also laconic and highly elliptical, is deeply engaged with predecessors such as Horace, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Annensky and above all Pushkin, and also with contemporaries such as Mandelst... View more info

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Our Girls' Chatterbox.

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]; Thorne, Olive; Loring, Laurie; Fawcett, Edgar; Prescott, Mary N.; Thaxter, Celia; et al

Price: $90.00  $72.00

Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Co.: 1884

Seller ID: 2196849

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, boards rubbed with portion of front cover paste-down lost, ink name & date ('Dora E. Covey, Christmas 1884') on front endpaper. 206 pp. Tall 8vo. A collection of short stories and poems released in the late 19th century. Includes several contributions by Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) and other popular authors of the time, with engravings throughout. It is interesting to note here that the use of the term 'Chatterbox' was somewhat contested in the 19th century. Chatterbox was a long-running British weekly children's magazine written to appeal to both boys and gi... View more info

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The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328

ISBN: 0224014412

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

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The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems

By: Alexie, Sherman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hanging Loose Press: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292382

ISBN: 0914610007

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. “The Business of Fancy Dancing” is a collection of 40 poems and 5 stories by American author/poet Sherman Alexie. View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - A New Translation into English Blank Verse

By: Alighieri, Dante

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 1948

Seller ID: 2205794

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1948 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 188 pp. Dante's complete Divine Comedy (Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso) in English blank verse translation by Lawrence Grant White, with reproductions of engravings by Gustave Dore (these were originally commissioned for a 19th century edition of the work). Two-column format. View more info

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The Divine Comedy; The Carlyle-Wicksteed Translation, Complete and Unabridged (Modern Library Editions ML 208)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Grandgent, C.H. (Introduction), Carlyle-Wicksteed (Translators); Wilkins, Ernest H. (Bibliography)

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298556

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket, with 393 titles listed on reverse. 1950 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 625, [1] pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. 1950 reissue of 1932 Modern Library original, this edition including a new bibliography by Ernest H. Wilkins. Also includes introduction by C.H. Grandgent, and genealogical tables following text. The classic narrative of Dante's journey through the depths of hell, purgatory, and paradise, with Virgil as his guide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages. He was born ... View more info

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Inferno

By: Alighieri, Dante; James, Clive

Price: $395.00  $316.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276356

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #85 of 1200 copies, signed and numbered by illustrator Marc Burckhardt on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase, publisher's certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2015 Full-Leather. 247, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color picture plate mounted on slipcase. Translated by Clive James, with tipped in color illustrations by Marc Burckhardt. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil provided a guided tour through Hell. Dante Aligh... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2008

Seller ID: 2301742

ISBN: 143510384X

Condition: Near Fine


2008 Full-Leather. xvi, [2], 693, [1] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, color illustration mounted on front board, gilt titles, gilt and black stamped decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with engravings by Gustave Dore. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Pur... View more info

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Dante's Vita Nuova

By: Alighieri, Dante; Musa, Mark

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2298355

ISBN: 0253201624

Condition: Good


Bottom edge of front wrapper chewed, spine and wrappers lightly toned, front wrapper creased, ink name on half-title page. 1973 Trade Paperback. xiv, 210 pp. Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. View more info

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The Divine Comedy: Hell, Volume I

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2261609

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 193 pp. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [di'vina kom'm?dja]) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature[1] and one of the greatest works of world literature.[2] The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th cen... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, in Three Volumes: Hell [Inferno]; Purgatory [Purgatorio]; Paradise [Paradiso]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1902

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294523

Condition: Near Fine


Spines slightly faded. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 240; viii, 259; viii, 274 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. A revised edition of Charles Eliot Norton's prose translation, with footnotes, aids to study, introduction, and index. Includes Dante's complete Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso. View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume II: Purgatory

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297755

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 216 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven levels, Dante observes the sinners who are waiting for their release into Paradise, and through these encounters he is himself transformed into a stronger and better man. For i... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume III: Paradise

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297756

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 215 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. Taking two threads of a story that everybody knew and loved – the story of a vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and the story of the lover who has to brave the Underworld to find his lost lady – he combine... View more info

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The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition (Italian Edition)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Pinsky, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1996

Seller ID: 2208067

Condition: Good


Crease to front wrapper. 1996 Trade Paperback. This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Pinsky employs slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve Dante's terza rima form without distorting the flow of English idiom. The result is a clear and vigorous translation that is also unique, student-friendly, and faithful to the original: A brilliant success, as Bernard Knox wrote in... View more info

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The New Life (La Vita Nuova) of Dante Alighieri

By: Alighieri, Dante; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 2299095

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. No publisher date (ink date dated 1906). Corners very lightly rubbed. 77 pp. Frontispiece and plates from drawings by Dante Gabriel Rosetti. La Vita Nuova (pronounced [la ?vi?ta ?nw??va]; Italian for The New Life) or Vita Nova (Latin title) is a text by Dante Alighieri published in 1294. It is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse. Besides its content, it is notable for being written in Tuscan vernacular, rather than Latin; Dante's work helped to establish Tuscan as the basis for the national Italian languag... View more info