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Orlando Furioso di Lodovico Ariosto
Birmingham: Baskerville, 1773. Four octavo volumes: , lviii, 362, ; , 450, ; , 446, ; , 446 . Contemporary full tree calf, Greek key border and floral cornerpieces in gilt to boards, raised bands, spine compartments ruled and patterned in gilt, red and black morocco spine labels lettered in.....
Locus Solus III-IV. New Poetry. Winter 1962
Lans-en-Vercors, France: Locus Solus, (1961). Small octavo, measuring 7.25 x 4.75 inches: 294, . Original blue printed wrappers. Signed by John Ashbery, Kenward Elmslie, LeRoi Jones (as Amiri Baraka, dated 1978), Kenneth Koch, Daniel Krakauer (inscribed “To Richard”), and Larry Rivers at their contributions. Wrappers sunned, lightest edgewear, a few.....
“Swift, Swift the Great Twin Brethren Came Spurring from the East”
England: 1911. Watercolor and graphite on board, image measuring 12 x 9 inches, board 13.75 x 9.75 inches. Tipped to mat, 16 x 12 inches.
(Johannesburg): Gryphon Poets, (1972). Single volume, measuring 10.75 x 8.5 inches: 46. Original color pictorial card wrappers with unclipped French flaps, upper wrapper lettered in black with brown and black woodcut design, spine lettered in black, photographic portrait of Beiles on lower wrapper. Six full-page color woodcuts. Errata slip laid.....
C: A Journal of Poetry. Volume 1: No. 9 (signed by William S. Burroughs)
New York: Lorenz and Ellen Gude, “SUMMER ETC” 1964. Side-stapled volume, measuring 14 x 8.5 inches: cover and 67 mimeographed leaves, printed recto only. Cover design by Joe Brainard; hand-pasted collage element on leaf 29. Leaves 38-43 and 55-58 stapled out of order, leaf 39 stapled upside down, all present.....
A Version of Solomon’s Song of Songs; Together with the XLV. Psalm
London: Printed for Dan. Brown at the Black Swan and Bible without Temple-bar, and Andr. Bell at the Cross-keys and Bible in Cornhil, 1700. Small octavo, measuring 6.5 x 4 inches: xxiv, 40. Contemporary full red paneled morocco gilt, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges.....
The Muses Library; Or a Series of English Poetry, from the Saxons, to the Reign of King Charles II
London: J. Wilcox in the Strand; T. Green at Charing-Cross; J. Brindley in New-Bond-Street; and T. Osborn in Gray’s-Inn, 1737. Octavo, measuring 7.75 x 4.5 inches: xvi, 400. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly rebacked in calf; raised bands ruled in gilt; red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Early owner signature.....
New York: The Phoenix Book Shop, 1969. Oblong volume, measuring 5 x 7 inches: . Side-stitched olive green wrappers in integral pictorial dust jacket printed in green and black. Original color frontispiece drawing by Duncan executed in pen and crayon. Hand-lettered “B” and signed by Duncan at colophon.
Miscellany Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a Lady
London: Printed for J.B. and Sold by Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, William Taylor on Pater-Noster-Row, and James Round in Exchange Alley, Cornhil, 1713. Octavo, measuring 7.5 x 4.5 inches: , 390. Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, edges.....
In The Fairy Ring
London: Blackie & Son, . Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches: 63, . Original ivory cloth decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Twenty-four full-color plates, illustrations throughout text. Light scattered foxing (heavier to first and last pages), rear endpapers toned, corners lightly bumped.
Endymion: A Poetic Romance
London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818. Octavo, measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches: ix, , 207, . Late nineteenth-century full polished chestnut morocco, boards elaborately bordered and decorated in gilt with interlacing strapwork against a stippled ground, gilt-ruled raised bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, full chestnut and green morocco.....
New York: New Directions, 1976. Octavo, original brown cloth lettered in black, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Eugenio Montale on the half-title. Lightest toning to jacket edges.
The Nightingale Warbling Forth Her Owne Disaster: or, The Rape of Philomela
London: Printed by G.P. for William Cooke [but privately printed by J. Moyes for Amos Strettell], [circa 1820]. Octavo, measuring 7.75 x 4.75 inches: , 25, . Nineteenth-century black morocco spine lettered in gilt, red paper boards, text block uncut. Engraved device to title, eight engraved headpieces throughout text. Ink.....
Il Petrarca con Narrazione del suo Coronamento di Sennuccio del Bene Fiorentino; Vita del Poeta ed Annotazioni
London: G. Polidori, 1796. Two twelvemo volumes, measuring 5.75 x 3.5 inches: 19, , 253, ; , xxiv, 237, . Contemporary polished tree calf, boards blind-ruled, spines gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled red, green silk ribbon markers. Half-titles.....
The Raven and Other Poems
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Octavo, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 91, . Early twentieth-century full russet calf, boards single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine single-ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Handwritten slip tipped onto second fly leaf noting “inner gilt.....
King Lear and His Three Daughters (broadside ballad)
[London]: Howard & Evans, circa 1810. Roughly trimmed oblong broadside, measuring 9.5 x 14 inches, printed recto only on grey paper. Illustrated with a woodcut vignette. General light creasing, a few small marginal chips, faint foxing.
Mirror for Magistrates (three volumes); WITH: The Palace of Pleasure (three volumes)
London: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Finsbury Square; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; Reprinted for Robert Triphook, St. James's Street, by Harding and Wright, St. John's Square, 1815, 1813. Six quarto volumes, measuring 9.5 x 7 inches. Contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt, gilt-ruled blindtooled.....
The Little Red Hen
[New York]: The Little Red Hen Press, 1970. Side-stapled mimeographed volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. Pictorial cover and five leaves, printed recto only. Lightest edgewear.
The Wound Dresser. A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals of Washington During the War of the Rebellion
Boston: Small, Maynard, & Company, 1898. Octavo, measuring 7.75 x 5 inches: , viii, , 201, . Original red buckram, printed paper spine label, all edges untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait of Walt Whitman opposite title, portrait of Louisa Whitman and facsimile of a July 1863 letter inserted in text. Replacement spine.....
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 45, . Original beige cloth spine stamped in gilt over blindstamped terracotta boards, original clipped color pictorial dust jacket with no Newbery Medal or Caldecott Honor Seal, ivory speckled endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text. Light.....
I Wanted to Write a Poem. The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet
Boston: Beacon Press, (1958). Single volume, measuring 9 x 6 inches: xii, 99, . Original tan cloth, spine lettered in white, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Text printed in red and black. Lightest edgewear, spotting to rear endpapers and rear panel of dust jacket, tape repair to verso of.....
The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. To which is added, A Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job
London: A. Millar and R. Dodsley, 1751. Twelvemo, measuring 6.5 x 3.75 inches: iv, 296. Modern design binding of espresso morocco with windowpane pattern stamped in dark brown to boards and spine, lettered in silver across both boards (“THE COMPLAINT OR” to lower board, place and date of publication to.....