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VOYAGE HOME. Sandra Hochman, Louise Bogan. VOYAGE HOME.
(Paris): Two Cities Editions, (1960). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on title page, "For Louise Bogan in admiration, Sandra Hochman (with great hopes of meeting you soon - as I have best regards from Claire Gall to give you when I return - in a few weeks- to New York!)." Pages slightly age darkened, minor edge rubbing and very light soiling, otherwise about near fine in blue-and-white, printed paperwraps. A nice association copy. Scarce.

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MANHATTAN PASTURES. Sandra Hochman. MANHATTAN PASTURES.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dustwapper which has a few foxed spots.

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DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle. Oliver Wendell Holmes. DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle.
Howard Pyle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1893. First edition. With Illustrations by Howard Pyle. Second issue with "clashed" (versus "flashed"), p.50:8 [BAL 9042]. Ornate, silver-stamped lettering and design on dark, slate-green cloth; page top edges silver. Small crimp to top rear corner, otherwise fine. A lovely copy.

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THE IRON GATE: and Other Poems. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE IRON GATE: and Other Poems.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1880. First edition. With "Chambered Nautilus" BOOKPLATE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES to front pastedown. Small 8vo., gilt-stamped green silk boards; top edge gilt; endpapers with pink design. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed and frayed, small tear to cloth at rear spine gutter, Scattered foxing to endpapers and first and last few leaves; altogether very good or better.

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THE ONE-HOSS SHAY. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE ONE-HOSS SHAY.
Pyle, Howard. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. First edition thus; publisher notes "For this new edition [Howard] Pyle has practically redrawn in color his own original illustrations, with results that give the volume an additional charm." Name on endpaper, light rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise bright and fine with gilt lettering and design and page top edges gilt. Lacking dust jacket.

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POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition. Thomas Hood, W. M. Rossetti. POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1872. First edition thus: illustrated with new designs by American artists Felix Octavius Carr "F. O. C." Darley and Solomom "Sol" Eytinge, Jr. (also includes reproductions of the designs by Dore, Birket Foster, et al); and with an introduction, "A Critical Memoir," by W. M. Rossetti. Small quarto (7 x 9.5") full leather beveled boards with raised spine bands, gilt titling and brown stamped decoration and rule, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; 24 plates (most with tissue guards still present), 507 pages. Foxing to first and last blanks, touch of scattered light staining, otherwise near fine.

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HUMOROUS POEMS. Thomas Hood. HUMOROUS POEMS.
Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First trade edition, following a limited, large paper issue. Preface by Alfred Ainger and 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front and spine, all edges gilt. Boards visible at corners and few small spots along edges, spine ends frayed, frontis tissue darkened, faint foxing throughout, previous owner's name opposite half-title page. An attractive little book.

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IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems. Barbara Howes. IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems.
New York: Bonacio & Saul / Grove Press, 1954. First edition. Author's second book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light crease to bottom corner front panel.

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BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things. Mary Howitt. BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things.
Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1843. Second U.S. edition. Bookplate of Major James Edwards Poore. Pictorial title page hand colored. Also a number of appropriate pencil illustrations added at beginnings of a few poems. Cover shows wear but the copy is still tight and good or better. EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS.

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FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series. Langston Hughes, Coutee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay. FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1927). First edition. Selections from each poet's previous works; introduction by Alain Locke, "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance. Stapled selfwraps with cover serving as title page; 31 pages. Address on rear cover and one tiny tear, otherwise fine. Quite scarce.

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WODWO. Ted Hughes. WODWO.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on the front endpaper. A PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Hughes, "To Tony/ in Memoriam/ from Ted/ 13 July 1967." This was Hughes first book of poems after wife Sylvia Plath's death from suicide in 1963 -- we assume the "in Memoriam" is for her, as she and Hecht were very close friends, which is clearly indicated by her intimate letters to him. Plath and Hecht met while both were teaching at Smith College (1956-1962), where Hughes also taught. After Plath's death, Hughes and Hecht continued to be friends and each man went on to win numerous awards and to become the Poet Laureate of their country. Ted Hughes was known to greatly admired Hecht, calling him "one of the most accomplished of his extremely accomplished generation." The book is crisp and fine with only very minor wear; in a near fine, lightly age-toned dust jacket with slightly darkened spine and a few tiny nicks. An early, important association copy between two poets who went on to become highly esteemed in each other's countries as well as their own. IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

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WOLFWATCHING. Ted Hughes. WOLFWATCHING.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1990). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in gray paperwraps with publisher's letter laid in.

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LEDA. Aldous Huxley. LEDA.
New York: George H. Doran Co. [no-date]. First U.S. edition, published in 1920. About very good with cover sunned and rubbed, light soiling and scattered foxing, name on first free endpaper.

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LET EACH MAN REMEMBER. Josephine Jacobsen. LET EACH MAN REMEMBER.
Dallas, TX: Kaleidograph Press, (1940). First edition of AUTHOR'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK. Near fine with previous owner's name and date neatly written on front endpaper and faint foxing on page edges. In dust jacket with a few small closed tears, shallow chipping, light soiling and spine slightly tanned. Joseph Brodsky once praised Jacobsen's poetry for its "reserve, stoic timbre, and its high precision."

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I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK. W. C. Jameson, William Carl. I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK.
Conway, Arkansas: Seven Oaks Publ. Co. (1994). First edition. Early, or perhaps the first, poetry selection from the writer, author, singer/songwriter, and professional treasure hunter known for his "Buried Treasures of America" series. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To L.D.--...one who know the words, the language, the joys, the pains of this kind of life. Best, WC Jameson." Cream-colored paperwraps printed in brown, teal, orange and black. Fine. TREASURE HUNTER'S BOOK OF POETRY, INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET.

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A SENSE OF THE WORLD. Elizabeth Jennings. A SENSE OF THE WORLD.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). First edition. Page edges and endpapers somewhat foxed and spine ends slightly bumped, otherwise near fine in bright price-clipped dust jacket with light foxing to upper edge of rear flap and very faint foxing to rear panel.

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A WAY OF LOOKING. Elizabeth Jennings. A WAY OF LOOKING.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1955). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Spine and edges somewhat foxed and offset to endpapers, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some foxing to rear panel and background of spine faded.

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FRUITS & VEGETABLES. Erica Jong. FRUITS & VEGETABLES.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971). First edition. Her first book, although she went on to become more famous for her FEAR OF FLYING. Presumed review copy, without a review slip but with photo of Jong laid, which differs from the one used on the back of the dust jacket (photo is very good with spotting on verso visible at margins). Fine in bright, fine dust jacket with inconspicuous foxing to rear flap.

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THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES. Donald Justice. THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES.
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1960). First edition. Fine in slightly soiled dust jacket wih tanned spine, a few tiny edge tears and tape reinforcement to verso of head of spine. The 1959 Lamont Poetry Selection.

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MEXICO CITY BLUES. Jack Kerouac. MEXICO CITY BLUES.
New York: Grove Press, (1959). First edition in FIRST-ISSUE, black-and-white dust jacket (vs. color), which is slightly taller than the book as usual. In presumed VARIANT BINDING with spine lettering stamped in silver versus the normally seen gold. "242 choruses" of Kerouac's experimental poetry -- "I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday" (Kerouac, from the jacket flap). Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, touch of rubbing to "M" in title on spine, faintest of glass rings to front cover, otherwise near fine. The dust jacket is bright and, with the exception of tiny nicks to the flap corners, is free of chips and tears, but there is a faint stain to top corner of front panel and it appears a tapped-on label was removed from the bottom of the spine (library label?), leaving tanned areas around the edges of where it had been (it would have measured approximately 1.5 x 1.5"). Otherwise the jacket is near fine. SCARCE FIRST-ISSUE JACKET.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia.
Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Third printing, the smaller, octavo issue. This edition is illustrated by Elihu Vedder, whose visual interpretation of the Rubaiyat is highly regarded. The first printing was a folio, limited issue in 1884 of 100 copies signed by Vedder; followed by a trade edition in quarto in 1886. There were two issues of this 1894 printing; one in folio and this one in octavo (measuring approximately 6.25 x 8.5"). Brown, beveled, decorated-cloth boards; top edge gilt. Nice production with elaborate gilt cover design, decorated endpapers, and plates printed on joined leaves. A fine copy with only very minor rubbing on corners. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou"

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THE UNITED SERVICES COLLEGE CHRONICLE: 16 issues plus "Appendix & 'Tarass Boolba'," each in gilt-lettered, red cloth-covered chemise; 9 with poems and/or prose by Kipling (one also edited by him); one issue with text of speech given by Kipling at the school; the rest with notices of or about Kipling. Rudyard Kipling. THE UNITED SERVICES COLLEGE CHRONICLE: 16 issues plus "Appendix & 'Tarass Boolba'," each in gilt-lettered, red cloth-covered chemise; 9 with poems and/or prose by Kipling (one also edited by him); one issue with text of speech given by Kipling at the school; the rest with notices of or about Kipling.
[Bideford, North Devon: United Services College, 1881 - 1904. The first edition and only edition of each issue. Kipling attended United Services College, a preparatory school at "Westward Ho!" in the village of Bideford, North Devon, from January 1878 to July 1882. (His experiences there formed the background for his 1898 STALKY & CO.) He was appointed editor of the school paper, "The United Services College Chronicle"; issues numbers four to ten, published between June 30 1881 and July 24 1882, appeared under his editorship and contain items by him (many of which he never authorized for re-publication). Kipling left school at sixteen to join his family in Lahore, India, and took a post with the Civil & Military Gazette but occasionally sent poems and stories written for Indian newspapers back to his old school paper. The Chronicles issued after he left school include items attributed to him that were not signed by him by name, leading to much debate as to whether they should be included among his works. [Richards, pp.514-5]. **PLEASE NOTE: we include issues with content attributed to Kipling by F. V. Livingston in her 1927 bibliography that Richards omits in his 2010 work because, though Richards bases his attributions on a bound volume of the Chronicle in which Kipling signed his contributions and omits several Livingston attributions based on corrections Kipling made to a copy of her work, he does concede that Kipling's lack of attribution and/or corrections could have been the result of either faulty memory or the wish to suppress certain items.** The issues included herein are as follows: NO. 7, DEC. 5, 1881: issued under Kipling's editorship; includes "Told in the Dormitory [Part I]" (verse), signed "A****d T******n" and "Waytinge" (verse), unsigned [Richards C7]. Also "Answers to Correspondence" (prose), signed "Ed."; "Literary & Debating Society" (prose), unsigned; and "A rabid effusion, in the style of 'The Hunting of the Snark'..." (verse), unsigned [Livingston VII]. NO. 13, MARCH 25, 1883: Notice of Dunsterville as Caliban (prose), unsigned, most of the text not present due to a flaw in the printing; "Modus Vevendi" (verse) [Livingston XIII]. NO. 16, OCT. 15, 1883: "The Song of the Exiles" (verse), signed "Gigs" [Richards C18]. NO. 27, APRIL 12, 1886: "The City of Delhi Is Hushed and Still" (verse), signed "O.U.S.C." [Livingston XXVII "...probably by Kipling"]. NO. 28, JULY 2, 1886: "The Battle of Assye" (verse), unsigned [Richards C122]. Also a review of the Indian (and only) edition of "Echoes," which prints in entirety the poem "London Town" as well as 19 lines from "The Flight of the Bucket" and 12 from "The Cursing of Stephen" [Livingston XXVIII]. NO. 31, MARCH 7, 1887: "City of Dreadful Night" (prose), signed "R.K." [Richards C72]. NO. 35, DEC. 15, 1887: "Dis Aliter Visum" (verse), signed "R.K. (O.U.S.C.)" [Richards C60]. NO. 36, MARCH 31, 1888: "East and West" (verse), signed "R.K." [Richards C81]. NO. 40, DEC. 17, 1888: "Naboth" (prose), signed "O.U.S.C." [Richards C130]. NO. 45, JULY 14, 1890: Notice of Kipling’s visit, "Rudyard Kipling has been down here for a week this term after an absence of eight years spent nearly wholly in India. He got us a half-holiday." [Livingston XLV]. NO. 47, APRIL 10, 1891: Notice of Kipling, "It is reported that Rudyard Kipling intends to return to India in the Fall." [Livingston XLVII]. NO. 48, JULY 18, 1891: Notice of Kipling's "Finest Story in the World" [Livingston XLVIII]. NO. 55, DEC. 16, 1893: Notice of Kipling's article in the "Youth’s Companion" in the U.S. in which he "is enthusiastic about his old school, and divulges something that doubtless will be new to those in authority." [Livingston LV]. NO. 58, DEC. 17, 1894: Kipling's speech "on behalf of the Old Boys" honoring Headmaster Price upon his retirement, [Richards C599]. NO. 84, DEC. 17, 1904: Mention of Kipling in an article about retired gym teacher Sergeant-Major Schofield, "the Sergeant says that his gymnastic and athletic abilities were not striking, and in STALKY & CO a few facts lie hidden in a mountain of fiction. One amusing episode is worth notice. Kipling always wore spectacles, even in the bath, and it used to be a favourite amusement of his companions to filch them, and Kipling’s plaintive cry would be continually heard from the middle of the bath, 'My gigs gone again Sergeant.'" [Livingston LVXXXV]. Selfwraps; 12 pages each; not stitched or stapled; most with some pages uncut; all with mild to moderate darkening to first and last pages caused by offset from chemise inside covers; No. 28 lacking several pages (347-350 and 355-358 with all Kipling content present); No. 13 with printing error resulting in blank section affecting most of what we presume was "Notice of Dunsterville as Caliban." Chemise covers uniformly near fine to fine. RARE, EARLY KIPLING APPEARANCES IN THE MAGAZINE HE EDITED WHILE IN PREPARATORY SCHOOL.

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THE FIVE NATIONS. Rudyard Kipling, , Howell Arthur Gwynne. THE FIVE NATIONS.
London: Methuen and Co. 1903. First edition, first issue. 8vo, red cloth boards; spine lettering and top edge gilt; with 38 pages of ads at rear, as called for. Spine ends lightly frayed, corners rubbed, spine lettering dulled; still good or better. INSCRIBED at head of title page to Kipling’s good friend Howell Gwynne, "H.A.G. from RK Nov. 1903" and SIGNED BY KIPLING beneath his printed name. Together with AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY H. MACKERN FOR SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE OF "THE EDITORS IN THEIR OFFICE" -- namely the staff of "The Friend" (a short-lived wartime paper): Kipling, Gwynne, Julian Ralph, and Percival Landon, with all four men on and around a desk in Bloemfontein shortly after the British occupation during the Boer War. The photograph is mounted on a card SIGNED ON FRONT BY EACH of the four and with "Bloemfontein March 26th 1900" written beneath, apparently in Kipling’s own hand, and INSCRIBED ON VERSO BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, "[illegible recipient] fr. H MacKern Scribner’s Bloemfountein March/29/00." Also with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Kipling to Gwynne dated simply "Tuesday" inviting him to his home, "I'm sorry about the [face?] and the [abscess?] It's an ignominious sequel to [dewetting?] -- and so very like life / suppose you come over here with a bag from Saturday to Monday / You will leave the bag at Rosebank station and our boy will pick it up. / You will not bring dress kit / You will come at any hour on Sat that suits you best you will name the hour whether before or after lunch. / There will be no amusements of any kind. / You can go to bed when you come if you like. You can have breakfast in bed or [illegible] & play with the kids & the lion at your will. A good bed isn't a bad place to lie down. / Ever Sincerely / Rudyard Kipling." ADDITIONALLY WITH THE POEM appearing on page 65, "General Joubert," transcribed at top and bottom of the page in what appears to be Kipling’s hand. (There is no apparent difference between the printed and transcribed versions.) Howell Arthur Gwynne, British author and newspaper editor, was a life-long friend of Kipling's and pallbearer at his 1936 burial at Westminster Abbey. Photograph and signatures beneath it fading; offset to autograph letter, which is considerably darkened on front edges. A mounted photographic copy of the signed photo clearly made before it began to fade is included. Provenance: Sotheby's Auction, 1973. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY WITH PHOTOGRAPH AND LETTER LAID IN.

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QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885. Rudyard Kipling, Alice and Beatrice Kipling, John Lockwood. QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885.
Lahore: The "Civil and Military Gazette" Press, 1885. First edition. "By Four Anglo-Indian Writers" -- i.e., Rudyard Kipling; his parents, John and Alice; and his sister, Beatrice. According to Kipling, in the winter cold "we four made up a Christmas annual called QUARTETTE, which pleased us a good deal and attracted a certain amount of attention" (Something of Myself, 1937). One of Kipling's earliest publications, produced when he was just 20 years old. Of the sixteen prose and verse pieces included herein, Kipling contributes five poems and three stories. Only two of the stories, "The Phantom 'Rickshaw" and "The Unlimited 'Draw' of 'Tick' Boileau," were later collected elsewhere; the rest were never reprinted. As his third work was only issued in an edition of one copy, this is actually Kipling's third obtainable book. In original paperwraps with small hole in rear blank, two small holes in margins of rear cover filled in, and bottom of front cover just beginning to separate. Still, nearly fine. Housed in custom cloth and paper chemise and full red leather, double top-loading slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. Marbled paper covered interior section of case worn on open edge and outer casing a little rubbed. Rare in original wraps. Richards A4. KIPLING FAMILY "ANNUAL" WITH MATERIAL NOT APPEARING ELSEWHERE.

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BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES. Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.
London: Methuen and Co. 1892. First UK edition, "Special" large-paper edition printed on Japanese paper, finely bound and signed by the publisher. (There were also 225 large-paper copies in dark red buckram boards signed by the publisher.) One of only 30 of the "special" copies, this being NUMBER 20 OF THE 20 OFFERED FOR SALE. Bound in the publisher's original gilt-stamped vellum-backed white cloth boards. Also noted in vellum-backed orange-yellow buckram boards--no known priority. Includes "Gunga Din," Kipling’s famous narrative poem of India's northwest frontier from which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur developed a story and Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol the 1939 screenplay for the film starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Sam Jaffe (in the title role). A crisp, fine, bright copy. Richards A69. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES.

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