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201 Chappel, George S., verses by; pictures by Hogarth, Jr. [Rockwell Kent] A BASKET OF POSES
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good in maroon cloth shelf-back over patterned boards, with mildly rubbed printed label to front cover, and to heavily chipped and discolored label to spine; wear to edges, abrasion to corner tips; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
Satirical and whimsical verse-lets accompanied by Kent's b&w illustrations; many first appeared in periodicals like VANITY FAIR and JUDGE. One of the best is the sequence titled "The Five Ages of Man" which Chappel reduces to Pap, Pep, Pup, Pop and Pip. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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202 Chappell, Fred SPRING GARDEN: New and Selected Poems
Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. 0807119482 / 9780807119488 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped black cloth over green-and-black patterned boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration: ''The Great Turf,'' by Albrecht Durer. 
Selections from six of the North Carolinian's previous collections plus thirty poems published in book form here for the first time. "Chappell's poems reveal both enormous erudition and a profound commitment to what he has called 'folk art."'--John Lang. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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203 Chaucer, Geoffrey CANTERBURY TALES
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1981). Deluxe edition. Hardcover. Bookplate affixed to rear pastedown, else fine, in full green faux-leather, with gilt lettering and decoration, hubbed spine, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 
In contemporary verse by J.U. Nicolson. Illustrated with the woodcuts from William Caxton's second edition of the TALES (1484), derived from a facsimile of Samuel Pepys's own copy of Chaucer's work. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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204 Chesterton, G.K. GLORIA IN PROFUNDIS
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927. First U.S. edition, first printing: copyright issue. Twenty-seven copies printed; only twelve were offered for sale (colophon). Hardcover. Fine in stapled printed wraps. Twelvemo; 6 pages. 
This edition establishes U.S. copyright for Chesterton's short poem. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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205 Christie, Agatha POEMS
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1973. 0396068596 / 9780396068594 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in white-stamped maroon paper-over-boards; in a fine publisher's clear acetate dustwrapper. 
Part one of this collection by the Queen of Crime was issued by Geoffrey Bles in 1924 under the title THE ROAD OF DREAMS. The second part, comprising "Things," "Places," "Love Poems and Others," "Verses of Nowadays" is issued here for the first time. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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206 Church, Virginia SILHOUETTES OF THE LATIN QUARTER
Atlanta, GA: The Bozart Press, (1931). First edition, first printing: Limited edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Corner tips worn with the spine ends showing mild rubbing, tiny dot of red stain to the lower spine, else very good in one-quarter green clothbacked silver boards, green patterned endpapers; without dust jacket. Slim octavo. 49 pages. 
A collection of poems set in the Latin Quarter of Paris, offering glimpses of the postwar Latin Quarter society of 1920s. Poems include mentions of Kiki, Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, etc. Scarce Bozart Press publication! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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207 Ciardi, John, poems by; Nacht, Merle, illustrations by DOODLE SOUP
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1985). 0395383951 / 9780395383957 Publisher's Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in purple linen with illustration stamped in silver to the front cover and silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A delightfully fun collection of 27 playful and wise poems enhanced with zany and expressive pen-and-ink illustrations by Merle Nacht. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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208 Claxton, Joyce Marie EVOLUTION OF A SOUL SISTER
[no place]. [privately printed], (1978). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Mild vertical crease to front cover, else near fine, in perfect-bound, photo-pictorial wraps. Unpaginated. Illustrated with photographs. 
A collection of poetry by the African-American poet and teacher. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front inside cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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209 Claxton, Joyce Marie MOVING ON...
No place: No publisher, No date (circa 1980). First edition. Hardcover. Minor glue staining along the internal gutters (binding flaw), otherwise near fine in a lightly shelfworn dust jacket with a chip missing from the lower rear panel. 
A collection of poetry inscribed, SIGNED, and dated twice by the poet on the pastedowns. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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210 Coblentz, Stanton A. TIME'S TRAVELERS
Mill Valley, California: The Wings Press, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Name written in pen on the front endpaper, spine ends lightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped, lightly tanned dust jacket exhibiting shelfwear and tears at the upper edges and with a small chip missing from the upper spine. 
A series of connected poetic narratives by the 1952 Lyric Foundation Award-winning author of THE SUNKEN WORLD. Preface by Lord Dunsany. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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211 Coffey, Brian DEATH OF HEKTOR
(London): The Menard Press, 1982. First trade edition. A limited edition of this poem was originally published in 1979 by Circle Press. Trade Paperback. Fine in stapled textured brown wraps. 
(16) pages. Brian Coffey (1905-1995) was a teacher and poet who Samuel Beckett once described with Denis Devlin as "without question the most interesting of the youngest generation of Irish poets." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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212 Cohen, Leonard THE FAVORITE GAME
New York: The Viking Press, (1963). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild bumping to upper corner tips, else a bright, near fine copy in decorative cloth; in lightly edge-worn and faintly soiled pictorial dust jacket. 
Debut novel from the Canadian poet and singer/songwriter. "This is a song of a book ... a lyrical and exploratory bit of semi-biography!" --The Guardian. Jacket art and binding decoration by R[ichard] M. Powers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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213 Cotton, Charles; newly decorated by Clyde Lovat Fraser POEMS FROM THE WORKS OF CHARLES COTTON
New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1925. B000GGO35Q First U.S. edition, first printing. Printed by Harold Curwen at the Curwen Press. Hardcover. Mild wear at the extremities, minor darkening to covers and endsheets, thus nearly fine; in blue cloth shelfback with printed spine label over green boards; in an edgeworn, spine-darkened, very good dust jacket showing some shallow chips and minor nicks. 
Selection by Fraser from the works of the English poet and country squire, chiefly remembered for his share in Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler. Fraser's 75 b&w drawings are just enchanting: a lovely volume! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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214 Coxe, Louis O. EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON : THE LIFE OF POETRY
New York: Pegasus, (1969). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with fading to edges else very good. 
Study of the life, mind, and art of Edwin Arlington Robinson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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215 Crane, Nathalia VENUS INVISIBLE And Other Poems
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1928. B00085OUIU First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Ruth Jonas. Hardcover. Mild abrasion to the edges, else nearly fine, in black shelfback over patterned boards; in a very good dust jacket, showing light wear, rubbing, a few tiny nicks, and age-darkening, particularly to the spine panel. 
Collection by the precocious 15-year-old "Brooklyn Bard"--who published her first volume of verse at age 11! Included here: "Wings of Lead" on Lindbergh's flight, and "The End of Juliet" which won the American Shakespeare Foundation prize. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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216 Crisp, Lucy Cherry SPRING FEVER And Other Dialect Verse
Greensboro, N.C.: Printed for the author by Jos. J. Stone & Company, (1935). Second printing. This copy inscribed, dated (1936), and SIGNED by the author. Very very light wear to the edges, else fine, stringbound within gilt-lettered and ruled cardstock wraps. The binding string shows some fading and fraying. 
Collection of verses written in Negro dialect, most of which were originally published in a column entitled "By-Ways and Hedges" appearing in the Raleigh News and Observer. Crisp was founder and first president of The Pitt County Historical Association. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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217 Cuesta, Jorge, editor ANTOLOGIA DE LA POESIA MEXICAN MODERNA
(Mexico): Cultura SEP, (1985). Spanish Language edition: a trade-sized paperback. In the Lecturas Mexicanas 99 series. A very good plus copy showing some mild rubbing to the illustrated covers, but which also appears to be unread. 
Anthology of modern Mexican poetry, with an introduction by Guillermo Sheridan. Included: Reyes, Novo, Rojo, Urbina, Nerva, Rebolledo, Othon, Miron, and others. In Spanish. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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218 Darr, Ann CLEARED FOR LANDING: Poems
Washington, D.C. and San Francisco: Dryad Press, (1978). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. A corner crease to front cover, else a near fine, unread copy in illustrated stiff, perfectbound wraps. 
Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the half-title. Cover art and drawings within by Susan Foster. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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219 Daugherty, James, written and illustrated by WEST OF BOSTON
New York: The Viking Press, 1956. B0007E5CY8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in yellow cloth binding, with brown decorative device to front cover, lettering to spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to upper front panel, otherwise near fine! 
Illustrated rhymed verse on a variety of American themes--many are portraits of "some of the principal actors in our history"--Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, et alia. Rendered in Daugherty's trademark robust, freewheeling, lively and muscular style. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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220 Davidson, Aarno and Frona SHIPSHAPE HONEYMOON DIARY
Escondido, California: Brinck Book, Co., 1970. First edition, first printing. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Aarno Davidson. Hardcover. Fine in sapphire blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in silver; in an age-toned (especially to spine panel) illustrated dust jacket with closed interior tear to spine panel. Drawings by Elissa Veronda Jaresh. 
Book of whimsical quatrains comprising "a day by day account of mental and mundane incidents during our happy forty days on ship." The couple--known as "The Brownings of California"-- honeymooned to the Orient in 1967. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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