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Cambridge, MA: Moses King, Publishers. 1882. 368pp. 3rd edition. Fourteen illustrations with two portraits. In very good, clean condition, with no previous owners marks or signatures. Green decorated boards just lightly shelf-worn, with a bit of scratching and soiling to the rear board.. Gilt still bright on cover and spine. Hinges still intact and binding tight and square. Overall, a very good copy.
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1906. 1st American printing. xv+314pp. Hardcover. Green boards lightly shelfworn and soiled with gilt decoration on spine dulled. Internally, end pages slightly soiled and age toned, with minor foxing scattered throughout. No previouis owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy. *A collection of short essays.
New York:Dodd Mead and Company. 1905. xvii+377pp. 1st edition. Illustrated with 5 portraits. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with label on spine lightly age-toned. Internally, a previous owners name is penned to upper outside edge of front board as well as the top of the title page. There is light foxing scattered throughout. Overall, a good solid copy.
Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company. 1916. 90pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end-page. Covers and spine are lightly shelfworn and soiled. Internally, aside from the inscription, which has a small newspaper article secured underneath it (which has some offset on the inside front board) the pages are clean and bright. A very good copy.
I WANTED TO WRITE A POEM. The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet. Reported and Edited by Edith Heal
Boston:Beacon Press. (1958). ix+99pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st edition. The book is in very good condition with just light soiling to page edges. Internally, light age toning to end pages but otherwise free of previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is sun faded along spine strip with slight shelfwear along edges but still in very good condition. It is not price clipped.
New York:Boni and Liveright. (1920). 1st edition. viii+388pp. Hardcover. In very good condition. Blue boards lightly soiled and edge worn with print on spine almost completely dulled. Internally, end pages age toned with no previous owners marks or signatures.found. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good, clean copy.
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1929. 362pp. 1st edition. Hardcover without dust jacket. Inscribed by the author twice on the first free end-page. The first a warm inscription, signed and dated 1932; and the second a regift, signed and dated 1979. Boards are slightly soiled with wear to all edges. The rear gutter has cracked but looks to have been repaired at some point. Spine is discolored with chipping and small tears to both ends. Internally, aside from the inscriptions, the pages are slightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and bright. Binding tight and hinges intact.
London:Faber and Faber Limited. (1942). 1st edition. 146pp. (With acknowledgement page tipped in at page 8). Hardcover with dust jacket. Yellow boards slightly soiled, with soiling to top page edges from dust residue. Internally, end pages slightly age toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is lightly soiledand shelfwear with wear along edges and folds. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good, clean copy.
Tucson, AZ:Ironwood Press. 1979. 136pp. Softcover. Red covers lightly rubbed, soiled and shelfworn, with an old sticker residue to outside edge of front cover and sun fading to spine strip. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures.
London:W. Kent and Co.(late D. Bogue). 1858. 1st thus. 136pp+4pp ads. Illustrated with original designs by Birket Foster. Engraved by H. N. Woods. Hardcover. Blue embossed boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges (bottom edges near spine edge worn to boards) with wear (and chipping) to spine ends and edge points worn to boards. Gilt on front cover bright but dulled on spine strip. All edges gilt. Internally yellow endpages clean save for a number penciled on inside front board but otherwise free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight but both hinges have cracked with the binding cracked at page 72/73. Overall a near very good, bright copy. *Bal:12427.
Boston:Ticknor, Reed and Fields. 1849. 2nd printing. 188pp. Hardcover. Brown embossed boards lightly rubbed, soiled and shelfworn along edges, spine ends, and edge points. Gilt on front cover and spine strip still bright. All edges gilt. Internally, yellow end pages lightly soiled and age toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures, with light foxing scattered throughout. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy. *Bal:12096
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1902. 1st edition, 1st state with design on title page upside down. vii+251pp+2pp ads. Illustrations by Genjiro Yeto. Hardcover. Decorated green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with wear along edges, spine ends and edge points. Top page edges gilt but rubbed. Internally pages clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. Photograph frontispiece has discolored pages adjacent to it, including title page. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
LEAVES OF GRASS. ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER. New Essays by William Carlos Williams, Richard Chase, Leslie A. Fiedler, Kenneth Burke, David Daiches, and J. Middleton Murray
Stanford, CA:Stanford University Press. 1955. 1st edition. 149pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition with no previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is price clipped with overall age toning and wear (with small tears) to edges. Overall a very good copy in a near very good dust jacket.
New York:Covici Friede Publishers. (1934). 1st edition. 54pp+4pp ads. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition, free of previous owners marks or signatures. 1st free flyleaf has remains of something once attached to hinge. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges and folds, including small chips and tears. The price has been roughly detacthed. *"Mr. Strachey expounds fully the Marxist approach to literature and to the cultural problems of our day. He analyzes the work of Marcel Proust, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Archibald MacLeish, Joseph Wood Krutch, and Henry Hazlitt, and makes a devastating attack on Fascism and on the "Fascist Unconscious," which he finds in the work of may famous modern writers, as the force that will, if it triumphs, mark the doom of Western Culture."
Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1868. Hardcover, no jacket. 287pp. Stamped green cloth boards with decorative gilt titling on cover and spine. Good condition. Boards are heavily worn with dulling of spine, and fabric wear through at extremities. HInges are cracked but holding. Owner names pencilled to endpapers and penned to top of title page. The pages are brittle and toned with age. The final page is loose. Despite these flaws the text block in general is clean and securely bound. Not a showpiece, but still a very serviceable copy of this title. (cfm)
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