James Hurley, Books: Poetry
found: 21 books

 
BENEDICT, REX
Haloes for Heroes
New York, Rex Benedict. Printed by Corsair Press. 1971. Soft cover. Book, First Edition (?). 43pp. 12mo/19cm. Printed olive-green card-stock wrappers, sewn, illustration of corsair on title page, undated author presentation inscription on ffep "To Jim Hurley/With best wishes from/the author, editor/printer, publisher/and binder/[initials] RB". NF. Scarce-Rare. Rex Benedict (1920- ) authored a number of other books, some for children. From the inscription, the Corsair Press appears to be his personal imprint. NF.
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Book number: 004386
USD 34.21 [Appr.: EURO 30 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3840]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Small Press Author-Publisher Signed Presentation Copy Corsair Press Hand-Binding

 
BOOTH, PHILIP
Letter from A Distant Land
New York, The Viking Press. 1957. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 87pp. Cloth backed patterned paper-covered , light soil, previous owner signature on ffep (F.C. Riley/9/57), otherwise internally fine. 8vo/22cm. The author's first published collection for which he was awarded the Lamont Poetry Selection of the American Academy of Poets. Philip Booth (1925-2007) . He taught at Dartmouth, Wellesley and Syracuse Universities. At Syracuse he was one of the founders of the graduate program in creative writing. He lived much of his life in Castine, Maine and was known particularly as a poet of New England. Fine.
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Book number: 004737
USD 21.51 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.75 | JP¥ 2415]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry First Book 1956 Lamont Selection American Academy of Poets

 
BROOKE, RUPERT
The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke with an Inroduction By George E. Woodberry and a Biographical Note by Margaret Lavington
New York, Dodd, Mead and Company. 1929. Hardcover. Book, Later printing (1915). Eighty-sixth thousand. [ii], 176, 12 page Introduction, 1905-1908, 1908-1911, Experiments, 1914, The South Seas, Other Poems, Granchester, Biographical Note. Sm 8vo/19.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, rubbed, slightly soiled, lacks ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war poems though he died before actually serving in combat. Very Good.
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Book number: 004394
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1317]
Catalogue: Poetry

 
BROOKS, HELEN MORGAN
A Slat of Wood & Other Poems
Otego, New York, The Whimsie Press. 1979. Hardcover. Book, Second Printing (1976). 46, [i] pp, 8vo/21cm. Decorated cloth backed boards, light soil and very light dampmar at tail, handsome sewn binding, internally fine.Helen Morgan Brooks (c.1904-1989) was a teacher, poet and an active Quaker . Fine.
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Book number: 004915
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1646]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Poems Small Press Publications

 
BROOKS, HELEN MORGAN
A Slat of Wood & Other Poems
Otego, New York, The Whimsie Press. 1976. Hardcover. Book, First Printing (1976). 46, [i] pp, 8vo/21cm. Green decorated cloth backed boards with title slip adhered to spine, front board sunned at top and front edges, small stain at head of back board, handsome sewn binding, internally clean, tight and very good plus. Helen Morgan Brooks (c.1904-1989) was a teacher, poet and active Quaker . Very Good.
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Book number: 004925
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1646]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Poems Small Press Publications

 
BROWNING, ROBERT
The Ring and the Book. Volume II Only
Boston, The Riverside Press/Houghton Miflin Company. 1884. Hardcover. Book, Author's Edition from advanced sheets. 332pp. Decorated ochre cloth gilt, light wear at spine ends with tiny split at head (1/16"), internally internally clean, tight and very good+. The contents include sections VII through XII: Pompilia, Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis, Jusis Doctor Johannes-Baptista-Bottinius, The Pope, Guido, The Book and the Ring. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic poem of 21,000 lines which was first published in four instalments in 1868-69. It tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698. Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet and playwright noted for his mastery of dramatic verse and monologue. Very Good.
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Book number: 004396
USD 34.21 [Appr.: EURO 30 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3840]
Keywords: Poetry English Victorian Poets

 
BUCK, PEARL S.
Words of Love
New York, The John Day Company. 1974. Hardcover. Ill.: Book and Jacket Design by Jeanyee Wong. Book, First Edition. 48pp, each poem illustrated in black and white from art and artifacts held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, acknowledgments. Black cloth decorated and lettered in silver, dj lightly worn at head of spine, half inch closed tear. NF/Good +. A selection of poems written by the author over her lifetime and largely kept in her 'treasure book', the journal she kept for her intimate words and thoughts. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) was a prize winning American author who grew up in China until 1934. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her novel, The Good Earth. In 1938 she became one of the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces." In 1935 she married Richard Walsh the publisher of The John Day Company which would henceforward be her principal publisher. Her Chinese name was Sai Zhenzhu. A major biography, Pearl Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn of the University of Pennsylvaniia was published about her in 1996 by the Cambridge University Press. Jeanyee Wong (1920- ) is a master calligrapher who has designed, illustrated and lettered over 2000 dust jackets and more than forty books over the last seventy years. On her 90th birthday in July 2010 she gave a celebratory lecture at the Grolier Club in New York. NF.
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Book number: 004736
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2195]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Book and Jacket Design By Jeanyee Wongpoetry Love First Publication Illustrated Books Jeanyee Wong

 
FITZGERALD, EDWARD
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English Quatrains by Edward Fitzgerald : the Five Authorized Versions, Edited by Gordon S. Haight
New York, Walter J. Black for the Classics Club. 1942. Hardcover. Book, (1942). [vi], 178pp. Decorated tan cloth gilt, lightwear, internally fine. Fitzgerald's five versions, collated with the originals, edited with Introduction and Glossary by Gordon S. Haight. Edward Marlborough Purcell Fitzgerald (1809-1883) was a British writer best known as the poet of this first and most famous English translation of the Rubaiyyat. The editor, Gordon Sherman Haight (1901-1985) was Professor of English at Yale and an authority on George Eliot. Fine.
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Book number: 004250
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1537]
Catalogue: Persian Poetry
Keywords: Omar Khayyam Persia Persian Poetry Translations Into English Rubaiyats Gordon Haight Biography Classics Club Edition

 
GRAY, THOMAS
An Elegy Written in A Country Churchyard
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company. 1889. Soft cover. Book, The Artists' Edition. 47pp, 21 engraved illustrations. 8vo/21cm. Original thick dark paper covered boards with elaborate gilt, silver and colored decoration,all edges gilt, light edgewear, few scrapes back board, front hinge cracked and first gathering a bit loose, otherwise pages of heavy stock are fine. Meant as a showpiece edition, the publishers enlisted "many of the best designers and engravers" of their day. Fine.
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Book number: 000802
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1098]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry, English Poetry, Poetry-England, Literature, English Literature,

 
HERRICK, ROBERT
Flower Poems. With a Note on Herrick By Algernon Charles Swinburne. Illustrated with 12 Coloured Plates by Florence Castle
London, George Routledge & Sons Limited. 1905. Hardcover. Ill.: Florence Castle. Book, N.d. (ca 1905). The Photogravure and Colour Series. 96pp, colored frontispiece, 11 additional coloured plates, index of first lines. Handsome green and blue illustrated cloth gilt, with round gilt medallion front board showing three typical Florence Castle maidens admiring (or grieving over) flowers, top edge gilt, spine slightly frayed at ends but other than light wear at corners is otherwise in very good condition, tissue protectors on all plates, plate for The Mad Maid's Song (opp p.44) loose, edges on following two leaves are rough from clumsy opening, lacks rear free end paper. Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was an English poet whom the 19th century English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) describes in his Foreword as, "The last of his line, he is and will probably be always the first in rank and station of English song-writers." Florence Castle was a well known British illustrator. A very handsome book. Very Good.
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Book number: 004473
USD 41.06 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 31.75 | JP¥ 4609]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Florence Castleenglish Poetry A.C. Swinburne Flowers

 
LOHMANN, JEANNE
Steadying the Landscape
San Francisco, Jeanne Lohmann. 1982. Soft cover. Ill.: K. Lohmann (Pts 1 & 4);,P.J.Ackley (2 & 3; T.Delgman (cover photo). Book, First Edition. 97, [i] pp,, decorative illustrations at chapter heads. 8vo/23cm. Pictorial Blue card-stock wrappers, sunned at two edges, internally fine. Presentation inscription to fellow Quaker poet Winifred Rawlins, "January 29, 1988/For Wini Rawlins/With thanks, and joy in our craft/and journeys--/Jeanne". Winifred Rawlins (1907-1997) was a Qualker activist and poet resident in Pennsylvania, once Head Resident at the Pendle Hill Residential Quaker Study Center. Like Lohmann, they had both published many books of poetry. Fine.
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Book number: 004919
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1646]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: K. Lohmann (Pts 1 & 4);,P.J. Ackley (2 & 3; T. Delgman (Cover Photo)American Poetry Quakerism Peace Movement Social Activists Winifred Rawlins

 
MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER
Christopher Marlowe: Selected Poems. Edited with An Introduction by Fred Marnau
London, The Grey Walls Press. 1948. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. Crown Classics Series. 64pp, A Note on Christopher Marlowe and His Writings, 8 selections, short bibliography. Sm 8vo/19.5cm. Illustrated boards, light wear, in lightly rubbed dj with short closed splits ends of lightly darkened spine, internally fine, Christopher Marlowe's short life (1564-1693) was ended with a still controversial stabbing by an acquaintance. Good.
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Book number: 004200
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Crown Classics Series

 
MCCANDLESS, J.H.
Yet Still We Kneel
Alburtis, Pennsylvania, The Hemlock Press. 1972. Hardcover. Ill.: Drawings by Gerard Negelspach. Book, First Edition. 80pp, 8vo/23.5cm. Tan cloth in dj, personal presentation on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF/VG. A group of Christian oriented poems written by a Quaker conscientious objector who also runs a small press. Fine.
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Book number: 004916
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Drawings By Gerard Negelspachpoetry Quakers Christianity Religion Small Presses Conscientious Objector

 
MEREDITH, OWEN
Poems of Owen Meredith. Clytmenestra and National Songs of Servia. Vol II (of 2) only.
Boston, James R. Osgood and Company. 1877. Hardcover. Book, 334pp. 24mo/14cm. Blind-stamp decorated blue cloth, all edges gilt, soiled, rubbed at extremities, lacks spine cloth, internally clean but shaken, front hinge paper cracked, front brown paper liner partly cut (2/3rds missing). Poor. "Owen Meredith was the pen name of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831-1891), English statesman and poet who served as Viceroy and Governor General of India from 1876 to 1890. The first edition of this work was published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston in 1859. Copies by this publisher are scarce. Good.
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Book number: 004060
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry American United States Edward Bulwer-Lytton

 
NEWBOLT, HENRY
The Tide of Time in English Poetry
London & Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1925. Hardcover. Book, September 1925 Second Edition (May 1925). The Teaching of English Series. 288pp, Introduction, The Poet and His Raw Material: Prose; The Poet and His Raw Material: Translation; Transference of Phrase; Transference of Phrase and Idea; Similarity of Method: Metre; Similarity of Method: Stanza-Form; Similarity of Method: Metre and Idea; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing: Pastoral Elegy; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing:Epigram and Epitaph; Inherited Mood, Form, and Phrasing: Litanies; Inherited Mood, Form and Phrasing:Ballads; Inherited Mood, Form and Phrasing: Confluence of Inheritances; Inherited Idea: Incidental; Inherited Idea: as Subject; Inherited Idea: as Philosophy; Index of First Lines; Index of Authors. 16mo/16.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, edgeworn, small split back joint at head, previous owner name (Amy E. Sharpless), underlining on a few pages, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) was an English poet; also the General Editor of this Series. Very Good.
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Book number: 004205
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1646]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry English Literature

 
RILEY, JAMES WHITCOMB
Rhymes of Childhood
Indianapolis, Bowen-Merrill Co. 1894. Hardcover. Book, Later printing (1891). [xi], [i], 186pp, frontis port, tissue protector. 12mo/19cm. Illustrated maroon and brown cloth gilt, otherwise slightly edgeworn at tips, light soil, internally fine. The attractive cover illustration is of a child's head as if in a cloud, all in gilt. James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American writer and poet from Indiana. He was sometimes known as the "Hoosier Poet" and the "Childrens' Poet". Many of his thousand or so published poems were written in an Indiana dialect as are some in this volume. Fine.
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Book number: 004393
USD 39.10 [Appr.: EURO 34.5 | £UK 30.25 | JP¥ 4389]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry American Childhood Poems Rhymes Indiana "Hoosier Poet"

 
SADI, SHAIKH MUSLIH-UD-DIN
Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom with Introduction by Arthur N. Wollaston
London, John Murray. 1913. Hardcover. Book, Wisdom of the East Series edited by L. Cranmer-Byng & S.A. Kapadia. Second printing of first edtion (1906). 63, [iv] list pp, Introduction, poems include In Praise of Muhammad, In Condemnation of Pride, On the Excellence of Learning, Description of Justice, In Explanation of the Wine of Affection and Love and a number of others. 12mo/17cm. Pictorial green cloth, shelf wear only, in lightly soiled and chipped dj with one closed tear, round stamp of Sh. Muhad Ashraf, Bookseller & Publisher of Lahore, on ffep, plus old price in rupees, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Shaikh Muslih-ud-din Sadi lived between approximately 1190 and 1293. Sadi wrote rhyming prose in Persian and Arabic as well as many qasidas, mystic ghazals and satiric poetry. Ghani p 588. Copies of this early edition are scarce. Very Good.
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Book number: 003045
USD 27.37 [Appr.: EURO 24 | £UK 21.25 | JP¥ 3072]
Catalogue: Persian Poetry
Keywords: Sadi Persian Poetry 12-13th Century Wisdom of the East Series Arthur Wollaston

 
SPENDER, STEPHEN
Vienna
New York, Random House/Modern Library. 1935. Hardcover. Book, 37pp. Tall 8vo/23cm. Blue cloth, slightly worn at head of spine, some discoloration gutter of pp 20-21 probably from flower, romantic farewell poem written on front free end paper, otherwise Very Good in Poor chipped and torn dj split at spine. The poem on the ffep starts with, "There is no more to say!/Why tell you what you should have known so well!" and ends with, "..stop the winds that blow/across high mountain peaks, nor chill the heart/that once has truly loved."with the ending, "Good-bye my beloved/Ruth". Seems a rather unique item. Good.
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Book number: 000803
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1098]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: English Poetry, Drama, Poetry,

 
DAS, TULSI. TRANSLATED AND INTRODUCED BY F.R. ALLCHIN
Kavitali
New York, A.S.Barnes & Co. Inc. 1964. Hardcover. Book, 229pp, historical context, life of Tulsi Das, bibliography, Kavitali I--the story of Ram, Kavitali II--the glory songs of Raghunath, glossary, index. 8vo/22cm. Black cloth gilt, shelf wear only, in protected dj with light wear and tiny chips at head of spine and on one corner, internally fine. NF/VG. Tulsi Das (ca 1543-1623) has been one of the most popular poets of northern India. He wrote in Hindi. Fine.
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Book number: 001582
USD 15.64 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1756]
Catalogue: India-poetry
Keywords: India Literature Hindi Poetry Sixteenth-Seventeenth Century Ram Raghunath Vishnu Hinduism

 
WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF
The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Cambridge Edition
Cambridge, The Riverside Press/Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1894. Hardcover. Book, Revised Edition. xii, 542pp, frontis portrait of author, medalion etching of author's Amesbury's home on title page, publisher's note, biographical sketch, introduction, Proem, Narrative and Legendary Poems, Poems of Nature, Personal Poems, Occasional Poems, The Tent on the Beach, Anti-slavery Poems, Songs of Labor and Reform, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent, Religious Pems, At Sundown, Poems by Elizabeth H. Whittier, Appendices I-IV, Index of First Lines, Index of Titles. Decorated maroon cloth gilt, spine ends well worn, front hinge paper cracked, otherwise light wear, inscription on ffep "Wm. J. Bawden/Alumni Prize/4/3/99 Haverford College", Publisher's Note page loose, otherwise internally fine. John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Fine.
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Book number: 004629
USD 29.33 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 | £UK 22.75 | JP¥ 3292]
Catalogue: American Poetry
Keywords: Poetry American Poets Complete Works 1899 Alumni Prize Book Haverford College William J. Bawden

 
WIDDEMER, MARGARET
A Tree with A Bird In It: A Symposium of Contemporary American Poets on Being Shown A Pear Tree on Which Sat A Grackle
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1922. Hardcover. Ill.: William Saphier. Book, First Edition. [ix], 102pp, Foreword, monochrome illustrations from drawings. 8vo/20cm. Blue cloth, title artwork adhered to front board, unopened, internally fine. NF. Parodies of the styles of various prominent poet including Edwin Markham, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, Margaret Widdemer and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Margaret Widdemer (1884-1978) was an American poet and novelist. She shared the 1919 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, then known as the Columbia University Prize, with Carl Sandburg for her poem The Old Road to Paradise. Scarce in this condition. Fine.
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Book number: 004924
USD 83.09 [Appr.: EURO 73 | £UK 64.25 | JP¥ 9327]
Catalogue: American Poetry
Keywords: William Saphieramerican Poets Symposium Poetry Society of America Parodies William Saphier Pulitzer Prizewinne

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