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101 (Shakespeare Head Press) ENGLANDS HELICON: Reprinted from the Edition of 1600 with Additional Poems from the Edition of 1604
London: Printed for Frederick Etchells and Hugh MacDonald, 1925. First edition thus: one of 900 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press on Kentish All-Rag paper; our copy is designated ''out-of-series.'' Hardcover. A fine copy in half-brown cloth over teal boards with spine titles gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed; no dust jacket. An excellent copy without the rubbing associated with this volume. Tall octavo. 
A page by page type-facsimile that faithfully reproduces this important pastoral anthology, first published by John Fasket in a quarto volume of 1600. The general level of the poetry brought together in this volume far exceeds that of earlier anthologies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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102 (Shakespeare, William). Hufford, Lois Grosvenor SHAKESPEARE IN TALE AND VERSE
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. First edition. Some wear to the upper and lower spine extremities, mild fading to the spine, else a well-preserved, very good plus copy in red linen with gilt titles and rules to the front cover and spine; top page edges gilt. 
Inscribed, SIGNED and dated 1907 by the author to the front endpaper. Mrs. Hufford edited JOHN RUSKIN: Letters and Essays and co-edited and annotated JULIUS CAESAR with George Hufford. Here, detailed story descriptions accompany Shakespeare selections. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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103 (Shakespeare, William). Quennell, Peter SHAKESPEARE: A Biography
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1963). B0006AYGP4 Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over terra-cotta cloth covers; in an age-toned and very very mildly worn, nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. 
"Here, without speculative license, I have attempted to reach the poet at once through his work and through his times."--Quennell, from his preface. 352 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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104 (Sharp, William). Macleod, Fiona FROM THE HILLS OF DREAM: Threnodies, Songs and Other Poems
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1901. First edition: one of 100 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum; bound in printed wraps with yapped edges, many pages still uncut. This is #5. Mild age-toning to the spine, else a splendid, fine copy. Collection of celtic-inspired, mystical verse by Sharp as by Macleod; grouped thus: ''Through the Ivory Gate''; ''From the Heart of a Woman''; ''From the Hills of Dream''; ''Foam of the Past.'' 
"All art, indeed, is a mnemonic gathering of the innumerable and lost into the found and unique....Like Deirdre, we, too, look often yearningly to a land from which we are exiled in time, but inhabit in dream and longing"--F.M. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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105 (Shelley, Percy). Hogle, Jerrold E. SHELLEY'S PROCESS: Radical Transference and the Development of his Major Works
New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Revisionary readings of the poet's best known writings in verse and prose. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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106 (Sidney, Sir Philip and Mary Sidney Herbert). Edited with an introduction by J.C.A. Rathmell THE PSALMS OF SIR PHILIP SIDNEY AND THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE
(New York, NY): New York University Press, 1963. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-decorated and titles black cloth; no dust jacket. Octavo. 362 pages; appendix and bibliography. 
150 verse-translations of the Psalms begun by Sir Philip Sidney and completed after his death by his sister Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke. A volume in the Stuart Editions series. Scarce! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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107 (Sitwell, Edith). Brophy, James D. EDITH SITWELL: The Symbolist Order
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1968). 0809302896 / 9780809302895 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. 
An overview of the poet and critic, arguing that the author deserves a better reputation as a critic and that the body of her poetry posseses a central organizing principle. 170 pages with index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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108 (Sitwell, Edith). Lehmann, John EDITH SITWELL
(Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex): Longman Group Ltd, (1970). First edition thus: Revised. Published for the British Council in their Writers and Their Work series. This is pamphlet # 25. Very very mild creasing at the front cover corners, equally mild crease at the upper staple, else near fine in printed wraps. A 39-page chapbook. 
Stirringly eloquent, admirably concise monograph on the extraordinary and controversial avant-garde British poet, with frontispiece photo-portrait of Sitwell and a select bibliography of her works and of critical studies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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109 (Spenser, Edmund). Rambuss, Richard SPENSER'S SECRET CAREER
(Cambridge): Cambridge University Press, (1993). 0521416639 / 9780521416634 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of turquoise ink to lower page edges, else fine, in grey boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine panel. 164 pages, including index. 
Rambuss explores how the Renaissance poet's second career as secretary to various political and ecclesiastical figures informed his career as a poet, arguing that for Spenser the manipulation of secrets provided a strategy of self-promotion. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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110 (Spenser, Edmund). Shepherd, Simon SPENSER
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press International, Inc., (1989). 0391034758 / 9780391034754 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The paradoxes which shaped the Elizabethan poet's life are fully and candidly considered, in a study divided into three sections: Politics, Sex, and Art. 135 pages, indexed. In the Harvester New Readings series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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111 (Stein, Gertrude). Wilson, Robert A. GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography
New York: Phoenix Bookshop, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in gilt-stamped rose cloth--with some light rubbing to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A listing of works by and about Gertrude Stein, including lists of books and pamphlets, contributions to periodicals, recordings of her works, the published works of Alice B. Toklas, and a selected list of critical and biographical materials about Stein. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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112 (Swinburne, Algernon Charles). Painter-Downes, Mollie AT THE PINES: Swinburne and Watts-Dunton in Putney
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. A few tiny scratches to upper page edge color, else a fine copy in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild offsetting to the flaps. Jacket design by Craig Dodd based upon the drawing by Max Beerbohm. Illustrated. 
Painter-Downes recreates the daily life of the two old gents at the suburban house on Putney Hill where Swinburne had been spirited away by his fellow author and benefactor "from a life of brandy, rackety companions, and more complicated 'imprudences."' 
Price: 25.00 USD
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113 (Taylor, Edward). Gefvert, Constance J. EDWARD TAYLOR: An Annotated Bibliography, 1668-1970
no place: Kent State University Press, (1971). 0873381130 / 9780873381130 First edition. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, else a near fine copy in leaf-green cloth with black spine lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"The purpose of this bibliography...is to provide a comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources for the study of Edward Taylor."--from the author's preface. "Colonial America’s most prolific and inventive poet."--Karen Rowe. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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114 (Tennyson, Alfred Lord). Jordan, Elaine ALFRED TENNYSON
Cambridge/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne/Sydney: Cambridge University Press, (1988). 0521313376 / 9780521313377 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In the Cambridge series: British and American Authors: Introductory Critical Studies. Trade Paperback. Mild yellowing to wraps, else a fine, unread copy in slick, illustrated wraps. 
Jordan examines Tennyson's uneasy position as a writer of the male middle-class ascendancy and shows how his poetry reveals ambivalent attitudes toward manliness, war, and nineteenth-century scientific rationality. 191 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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115 (Tennyson, Lord Alfred). Two Brothers POEMS
London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Second edition, trade issue. Hardcover. Short, clean tear to the upper edge of the title-page, from careless opening, mild foxing to the endsheets, else fine with uncut leaves, in green cloth with gilt-embossed spine titles. 12mo. 250 pages. 
Facsimile edition of a collection of poems, first published in 1827, by the two brothers Alfred and Charles Tennyson. This edition adds five poems left out of the 1827 edition. Alfred Tennyson's anonymously published first book in a superb copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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116 (Villaurrutia, Xavier). Dauster, Frank XAVIER VILLAURRUTIA
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1971). B0006C0F6Q First edition, first printing. Twayne's World Author Series 159. Hardcover. Fine, in brick-red binding, stamped in gilt; in a worn, good only dust jacket, with a penned note to front panel, sticker scar to lower spine panel, cello-taped label with the typed word ''signed'' to upper spine panel. 
First full-length study of the Mexican poet, critic and playwright (1903-1950). 155 pages, indexed. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Dauster. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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117 (Warren, Robert Penn). Longley, John L., Jr., editor ROBERT PENN WARREN: A Collection of Critical Essays
New York: New York University Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with in a like price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of critical essays on the Pulitzer Prize-winner (in both poetry and fiction), including contributions from Ralph Ellison and Warren himself. Includes an index and a bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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118 (Whitman, Walt). Knapp, Bettina L. WALT WHITMAN
New York: A Frederick Ungar Book/Continuum, (1993). 0826405665 / 9780826405661 First edition, first printing. In the Literature and Life: American Writers series. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bio-critical study of "the poet of city and country, the poet of time and space, the poet of American and the world." 240 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 (Whitman, Walt). Loving, Jerome WALT WHITMAN: The Song of Himself
Berkeley, University Of Southern California Press, (1999). 05202141277 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In the first full-length critical biography of Whitman in more than forty years, Loving makes use of recently unearthed archival evidence and newspaper writings to fashion what many scholars are calling a milestone. Notes, index. 568 pp., illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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120 (Whitman, Walt). Morris, Roy, Jr. THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
For three years, Whitman immersed himself in the devastation of his country's civil war, tending to legions of sick and wounded soldiers, and recording his experience with an immediacy and a compassion "unequalled in wartime literature." Notes, index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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