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Carruth, Hayden. The Norfolk Poems of Hayden Carruth [1 June to 1 September 1961]. Iowa City, (1962): The Prairie Press, First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by the author, 43pp., bound inrust cloth, spine lettering gilt, residue at front and rear gutter otherwise nearly fine in very good unclipped ust jacket with just a bit of finger soiling and a light circular stain to rear panel.
Douglas, Lord Alfred. IN EXCELSIS. London: Martin Secker, 1924. First Edition. octavo., 45pp. A sonnet sequence written in prison while serving a 6 month sentence for libelling Mr. Winston Churchill. In gold lettered blue cloth, in printed dust jacket. The book is clean and bright; The dust jacket is soiled on both panels from handling, with darkened spine and light chipping at crown and foot. Previous owner's name on ffep. Some off-setting to endpapers otherwise nearly fine in very good dust jacket.
Moore, Marianne. Collected Poems. New York: The Macmillan Co, 1961. Octavo. Signed and inscribed by Ms. Moore, with a ms. letter in which she also wrote a small note with original stamped envelope, a photograph of recipient and a card with Ms. Moore's address stamped and again inscribed by Ms. Moore. and lastly, a tl with original envelope and a typed note below original letter signed by Ms. Moore with corrections in her hand, all dated 1966 at which time Ms. Moore was 79. 180pp., bound in blue cloth spine lettering gilt. A near fine copy in clipped pink printed dust jacket faded at spine. In 1951, when this work was first published, Ms. Moore won a Pulitzer Prize, The National Book Award, and the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. A very nice collection with provenance.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of Percy, Reprinted from the Early Editions, with Memoir, Explanatory Notes, Etc.. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1894. Octavo. 656pp. beautifully bound in full tree calf, boards trimmed in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red morocco spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, A fine bright copy from the library a noted Wedgwood family member with his bookplate and a gift inscription to him on the verso of the front free endpaper dated 1894.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. (London/New York, 1901-1902: Sold By Hacon & Ricketts, the Vale Press ; and John Lane. Printed at the Ballantyne Press), Limited Edition. Octavo. In three volumes, unopened. limited to 300 copies, Each volume contains a full-page wood-engraved border and elaborate initial designed by Charles Ricketts. The notable Vale Press of Hammersmith ended it publishing of fine press books concluding with a set of Shakespeare, the most highly prized publication. The closing of the Vale Press was due to the fact was Rickett's original blocks and most of the electrotypes of the borders, initials, and other decorations used in the earlier books had been burned at the printers', a considerable mass of original wood engraving being thus lost and irreplaceable. All volumes bound in cream cloth, spine lettering gilt, some finger soiling to covers, spine just slightly darkened, rear free endpaper mostly torn away. No names or bookplates. A very nice set with publisher's four page notice laid in.
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