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1 A Vade Mecum for Malt=Worms: or, a Guide to Good Fellows. Being a Description of the Manners and Customs Manners and Customs of the most Eminent Publick Houses, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster with A Hint on the Props (or Principal Custo
London T. Bickerston Hardcover Good 
N/D (ca. 1870) Two parts bound in one volume; Woodcuts adorn the top of each page; Brown cloth covers are lightly bumped at corners, and the cloth has a few tears along top joint; Contents are very lightly toned, though remain very bright and clean, and the text block is tight. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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2 Collection of Kansas Poetry
Topeka, KS The Kansas Journal of Literature, Politics, Society, and Art 1891 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Purple/blue cloth covers show minimal surface wear. Spine ends show light-moderate rubbing. Hinges tight. Dust staining on top of block. Text yellowed. Slight smudging to bottom corner of first index page, else clean text. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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3 The Germ: Thoughts Towards Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art. MDCCCL
Portland, Maine Thomas B. Mosher 1898 Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Limited to 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper; 224+ pages; Fold over dust wrap, over un-covered boards; Non-author inscription on blank front free end page reads in full: "To Tho's O'Rielly, M.R.C.S.E.-- With the respect and best wishes of John W. O'Brien-- Christmas 1898"; Edges are a little worn, and contents show a little very light foxing and darkening; Dust wrap shows tears along edges, as well as over joints of covers at spine; All lettering on dust wrap remains good. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Beggs, Wesley Rhymes from the Rangeland a Book of Western Verses
Denver, CO Eastwood-Kirchner Printing Co. 1912 1st Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Covers show light to moderate edgewear and some fading to pictorial front cover. Hinges tight, binding slightly loose. former owner's name penned on front pastedown. Text remains clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Casa Guidi Windows
London John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. 1911 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Full polished leather covers with stamped lettering and decoration, and raised spine bands; Boards are a little bowed, and there is light scuffing along edges; Light offsetting from frontispiece onto title page; Volume remains very tight, and contents are otherwise clean and intact. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Red Cotton Night-Cap Country or Turf and Towers., Browning, Robert
6 Browning, Robert Red Cotton Night-Cap Country or Turf and Towers.
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1873 1st Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscription on title page reads, "The Master of Balliol - from his friend RB. / May 7 '73." Book is presumed a gift from Browning to Benjamin Jowett, the then Master at Balliol College at Oxford, with whom a correspondence is documented. Green cloth covers show light edge wear and light surface staining. Corners square but rubbed through, Spine ends and external hinges show heavier (still light) wear. Front internal hinge cracked, binding somewhat loose. Scattered foxing throughout book. A later date (May 1957) is written on ffep in pen along with a pencil signature. On title page, near inscription, an old price is written very lightly in pen. Includes telegram dated May 8, 1957 which reads, "Yes R.B's handwriting and signature. Our good friend Mr. Cramer sent to England for it. I agree what a find. Other little book also first I think. He is looking for the silent answer. Letter pending. L.L."; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 2200.00 USD
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7 Burke, Edmund J. The Outcast and Other Poems
Chicago M. A. Donohue & Company 1931 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscription on title page reads, "To W___ U___ from Edmund J Burke" Book has slight lean. Light edge wear. Bookplate has been torn from inside front paste down. Scattered light foxing. Tight and otherwise clean.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Burrell, Sophia Poems Dedicated to the Right Honourable The Earl of Mansfield (2 Volumes)
London J. Cooper 1793 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Full leather binding. Covers are very loose and will detach with only a few more openings on both volumes. Spine is pealing at label on vol. 1 only with some loss. Previous owner's inscription on FFEP. Text block is very clean and tight on both volumes. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 Carruth, William Herbert Each In His Own Tongue
New York P. F. Volland Company 1920 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by New York 
Copyright is 1920; Book and DJ show rubbing and light wear along edges; Otherwise a tight and very clean copy.; 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Catullus, Gaius (Translated By Jack Lindsay) The Complete Poetry of Gaius Catullus
London Fanfrolico Press Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
N/D (ca. 1929); Number 209 of a limited edition; Full leather covers with gilt lettering; Top edge gilt and others are uncut; This volume has been exposed to a heat source causing some damage, though there is NO smoke or other oder; Spine covers are darkened with a small black spot near rear head of spine; This spot barely touches gilt lettering, though lettering remains bright and intact; There is some darkening along top edge of covers, as well as edges of text; There is a small (half inch circluar) burned spot at top edge of front cover near outside edge; There is a little general light rubbing along edges; This volume remains tight; Internally, there are a few very light smudges, and there is a small and very light moisture stain on the blank front end page; End pages show some darking along edges about 1/8th inch in, though other leaves show darkening only on very edge; Contents are otherwise clean and intact; Volume is much nice than it sounds. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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11 Chesley, Martin Mezzotints
New York The Poets Press 1937 1st Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Authors inscription reads, "To _______ with kindest regards Martin Chesley" Cloth covers show a little rubbing and scattered wear along edges; Volume has drawn a little moisture from bottom edge with front end leaves sticking just a little at binding; A Few leaves show very light moisture wrinkles and a slight pink coloration; Previous owners small book plate on front paste down; Volume remains tight and contents are otherwise very clean and intact.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 60.00 USD
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12 Clark, Esther M. The Call of kansas, and Other Verses
Topeka, KS Crane & Co. 1916 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor bumping of corners. Dust staining to block edges. Former owner's stamp on front pastedown. Text remains tight. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Crawford, Jack (Captain) The Poet Scout: A Book of Song and Story
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1886 2nd Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
First printing of the Funk & Wagnalls edition, though originally published 1879 by Keller & Co. in San Francisco; Bold and clean signature on first blank page "J. W. Crawford / 'Capt. Jack'"; Decorative brown cloth covers show rubbing along edges and a little wear at corners; Lettering and decoration on covers remain good; Previous owners name and town is lightly inked on floral designed front free end page; Volume remains tight and is otherwise very clean and intact.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 300.00 USD
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14 Frost, Robert From Snow to Snow
New York Henry Holt & Company 1936 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
No indication of printing, believed to be the second printing, with the first being issued in wraps. Green cloth covers, with silver lettering. Robert Frost's inscription on FFEP reads, "Robert Frost To his fellow teacher M___ B___" Cloth covers are little rubbed, though lettering and decoration remain good. Small stains on leaves near outside edge. Volume remains tight and is otherwise clean and intact.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15 Frost, Robert (with Selection, Biographical Introduction, and Commentary By Louis Untermeyer) Come In and Other Poems
New York Henry Holt & Company 1945 Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Wartime edition. Inscription on FFEP reads, "Robert Frost To the keeper of his books V___ M. S___ Columbia College March 9 1951" Orange cloth covers, with brown lettering and illustration, are a little rubbed and lightly soiled; Dust stains on edges and light age toning; Generally tight and otherwise clean and intact; Jacket shows scattered chips and tears on edges, rubbing, and light moisture stains; There are inked notations over top cover in blank space; Authors name is just a little impacted over spine, though lettering and images are otherwise good.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 400.00 USD
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16 Haskell, Thomas N. Haskell's Domestic Poems, with Illustrations
Thomas N. Haskell 1889 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by author (in pencil) on FFEP, "Loaned to Columbian Exposition / by the author / T. N. Haskell"; Blind and gilt stamped cloth covers remain clean and bright, with only light rubbing at spine ends and corners; Penciled note, other than authors, at top of blank front free end page; Light moisture stain along outside edges of all leaves; Volume remains tight and is otherwise clean and intact.; Signed by Author(s) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Lee-Hamilton, Eugene Mimma Bella: In Memory of a Little Life
Portland, ME Thomas B. Mosher 1909 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Limited to 900 copies; Slipcase is well worn and in overall fair condition, with several edge tears and one inch missing at top. Book shows slight discoloration at page edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poetical Works (11 Volume Box Set)
London Georges Routledge and Sons 1878 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Bound in full red moroccan leather with gilt title, tooled spine bands, and gilt edges. Overall volumes are in near fine condition with light general wear. Volume 1 has slightly heavier wear from handling. About half of the volumes have heavy bumping to top spine end from removal and replacement in presentation box. The box itself is also bound in full red leather and is in very good condition with scattered scratching and rubbing at edges. Inside hinge of box lid is broken but still strong, outside hinge shows only light wear. Bottom of box lid has a gilt list of individual volume contents. Beautiful set! 
Price: 750.00 USD
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19 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Song of Hiawatha
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1906 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Harrison Fisher 
1st edition with Fisher illustrations. Light to moderate edge wear. Front cover has heavy crease at bottom spine corner (1") and spine cover has a corresponding vertical tear. Book plate affixed to front pastedown and small name and date penned on ffep. Light scattered foxing to endpapers. Text remains clean. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Montgomery, James (Selected and Edited My Robert Aris Willmott) Poems of James Montgomery
London Routledge, Warne, & Routledge 1860 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants; Tooled, full leather covers with raised spine band; Elaborately gauffred edges (Gilded edges with tooled pattern); Covers are rubbed with some wear at foot of spine and corners; Gilt lettering on spine is a little faded, though remains legible; There are a couple of small stains on edges, though tooled pattern in gilt remains good; Marbled end pages and paste downs; Moisture stain on fore edge affects margins of most pages; Moderate, though scattered foxing throughout; Inked "40" on blank rear end page; Front cover is slightly loosened, though volume as a whole remains tight 
Price: 120.00 USD
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