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Miscellaneous Poems

“HAD WE BUT WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME”

MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1681.

First and only collected edition of Marvell's poetry to be published in his own century, containing the first printing of many poems, including "To His Coy Mistress," with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait. A wide-margined copy handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $25,000.

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Poets of America

THE POETS OF AMERICA, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL BOUND IN, INCLUDING AN INSCRIBED WHITMAN ENVELOPE

STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence. Poets of America. Cambridge, 1885. Two volumes extended to six.

First edition, number 84 of 150 large paper copies, extra-illustrated with many engraved portraits and an extraordinary collection of autograph material from 54 different authors bound in. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Monastery Hill Bindery. $19,000.

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Poems

“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere, with original cloth bound in the rear of each volume. $15,000.

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Duineser Elegien

“WHO, IF I CRIED OUT, WOULD HEAR ME AMONG THE ANGELS’ HIERARCHIES?”

RILKE, Rainer Maria. Duineser Elegien. Leipzig, 1923.

Deluxe limited large-paper first edition of one of the greatest volumes of poetry of the 20th century, number 83 of only 300 copies, this copy one of the first 100 copies specially bound in full green gilt-decorated morocco at the Wiener Werkstadt. $12,000.

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Primo Canto dell' Iliade d'Omero

WITH ARMORIAL COAT OF ARMS OF FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES

(FREDERICK LOUIS, PRINCE OF WALES) HOMER. Primo Canto dell' Iliade d'Omero. London, 1736.

1736 copy of the first two books of Homer's Iliad in Italian, from the library of the book's dedicatee, Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales—son of George II and father of George III—with the Prince's gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms on both covers, and dedication to "Federico… principe di Wales," issued and bound by Brindley, official bookbinder to the Prince and Queen Caroline. $9500.

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Map of Love

“AS I WAS, OR MIGHT HAVE BEEN”

THOMAS, Dylan. Map of Love. London, 1939. First edition in book form, twice inscribed by Thomas, once beneath the frontispiece portrait by Augustus John: “As I was, or might have been, to Norman Unger from [line pointing at name beneath portrait],” and a second time on the front free endpaper: “ Norman Unger. Dylan Thomas 1950.” $8800.

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Works

"FOREMOST AMONG WRITERS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE"

CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works. London, 1687.

Third Speght edition of Chaucer's works—chief among them his incomparable Canterbury Tales—the last edition to be set in Gothic type, with engraved frontispiece "Progeny of Chaucer," incorporating a full-length portrait of the author and an image of his tomb. $8500.

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Autograph letter signed

“MORE WHISKEY AND BROKEN CROCKERY AND MAYBE BROKEN NECKS… (AND PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO BURN THIS PAGE)”

CRANE, Hart. Autograph letter signed. Santa Monica, California, December 19, 1927.

Rare lengthy December 19, 1927 autograph letter signed by Hart Crane, six pages entirely penned by Crane on the letterhead of Santa Monica’s Breakers Hotel to his good friend and fellow writer, William Slater Brown, recounting Crane’s adventures in California as companion and literary guide to eccentric millionaire Herbert Wise, with Crane offering fascinating and richly detailed accounts of riotous evenings with friends, “caviar and port every night,” a chance meeting on the beach with “a great reactionary… talking literature, Spengler, Kant, Descartes and Aquinas,” and containing exceptional insights into his literary influences. Within six months of this letter Crane was headed back to New York and in 1930 published his magnum opus, The Bridge. $8200.

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