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41 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Thurston, Paul T. ARTISTIC AMBIVALENCE IN CHAUCER'S KNIGHT'S TALE
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, else a bright fine copy; in a dust jacket with small tears and nicks to the edges, a small chip to the upper spine panel, and age-toning to the spine panel and edges. Illustrated frontispiece, notes, bibliography. 
A study of Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" with an emphasis on the satiric elements of the poem. Thurston argues that as opposed to praising the ideals of the age of chivalry, the poem is meant as satire, and questions those cherished traditions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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42 (Coleride, Samuel Taylor). Watson, Jeanie RISKING ENCHANTMENT: Coleridge's Symbolic World of Faery
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first extended study of Coleridge's use of fairy tale elements in his poetry. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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43 (Coleridge, Samuel Taylor). Orr, Leonard, edited by CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1994). 081618867X / 9780816188673 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small bump to upper edge of front cover, else fine in maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 194 pages, including index. 
Brief sketch of Coleridge's life, the origins and characteristics of the major schools of Coleridge criticism, followed by a selection of essays on Coleridge's poetry, politics, and criticism, with two pieces specially commissioned for this volume. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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44 (Crane, Hart). Brunner, Edward J. SPLENDID FAILURE: Hart Crane and the Making of "The Bridge"
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Provocative new perspective on Crane's intense struggle to complete his epic poem of America. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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45 (Crane, Hart). Hanley, Alfred HART CRANE'S HOLY VISION: "White Buildings"
(Pittsburgh, PA): Duquesne University Press, (1981). 0820701513 / 9780820701516 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 194 pages; bibliography. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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46 (Creeley, Robert). Novik, Mary ROBERT CREELEY: AN INVENTORY, 1945-1970
[Ohio]: The Kent State University Press, (1973). 0873381394 / 9780873381390 First edition, first printing. The Serif Series: Bibliographies and Checklists, Number 28. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 210 pages, including indexes. 
Bibliographical study of the American poet (who served as New York State poet from 1989-1991), divided into these categories: Works; Selected Writings about; Publication History of Individual Writings; Manuscripts, Letters, Recordings and Proofs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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47 (Donne, John). Gardner, Helen, edited by JOHN DONNE: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1963). 0132187760 / 9780132187763 Second printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to endsheets and to pages, else fine, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in an about near fine, very lightly age-toned, somewhat edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. 183 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. 
Collection of critical essays tracing the changing literary attitudes toward the poet, first viewed as a satirist, then as a love poet, and finally as a religious voice, and whose passionate, metaphysical poetry has influenced Eliot, Yeats, and others. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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48 (Donne, John). Louthan, Doniphan THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE: A Study in Explication
New York: Bookman Associates, (1951). B0006ASNIK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in near fine dust jacket that shows some spine darkening, mild edgewear. 193 pages, including index. 
"Rejects the stuffiness of traditional literary studies in favor of an easy informality that makes close textual criticism a pleasure rather than a chore...Louthan's careful explication leads naturally into broader questions concerning poetic philosophy." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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49 (Doolittle, Hilda). Fritz, Angela DiPace THOUGHT AND VISION: A Critical Reading of H.D.'s Poetry
Washington D.C. The Catholic University of America Press, (1988). 0813206421 / 9780813206424 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Works consulted, index. 230 pages. 
"Beginning with the Imagist poems, written as early as 1912, and concluding with the epiphanic vision in HERMETIC DEFINITION, completed just before her death in 1961," this study explores the poet's "progression toward transcendence." 
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50 (Dryden, John). Graham, W.  ABSALOM AND ACHITOPEL
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, (1964). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. In the Notes on English Literature series. Trade Paperback. Owner's name to front free endsheet, else fine, in laminated wraps. 99 pages, including index. 
Study of the 17th century poet laureate's "first and best satire...occasioned by the Earl of Shaftesbury's support of Monmouth's pretensions to succeed Charles as King. It was said to be written at the King’s express command."--University of Otago. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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51 (Dryden, John). Schilling, Bernard N., edited by DRYDEN: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1963). First edition, first printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Fine, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a near fine, very lightly age-toned, somewhat edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. 186 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. Jacket design by Stanley Wyatt. 
Buoyed by reappraisals from 20th century critics such as Eliot and Mark Van Doren, the Restoration playwright and Poet Laureate's reputation has climbed steadily since it stumbled so disastrously only decades after his heyday. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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52 (Eberhart, Richard). Wright, Stuart RICHARD EBERHART: A descriptive Bibliography 1921-1987
Westport, CT: Meckler, (1989). 0887363466 / 9780887363467 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt-stamped titles; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 438 pages; indexed. 
A full descriptive bibliography of the American poet Richard Eberhart, who was a major figure in contemporary American letters. Includes all first appearances of books, articles, and reviews. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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53 (Eliot, T.S.) Edited by David R. Clark TWENTIETH CENTURY INTERPRETATIONS OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1971). 0136064000 / 9780136064008 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Slim octavo. 118 pages; selected bibliography. 
A collection of critical essays on T.S. Eliot's play MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL by J.T. Boulton, E. Martin Browne, Francis Fergusson, David E. Jones, Louis Martz, Grover C. Smith, and seven others. Scarce! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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54 (Eliot, T.S.) Matthews, T.S. GREAT TOM: Notes Toward a Definition of T.S. Eliot
New York/Evanston/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1974). 0060128380 / 9780060128388 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine, only a whisper of fading at the edges of the brown cloth covers; in an age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Biography of the expatriate poet by the expatriate editor of TIME and NEW REPUBLIC. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock inserts in a central gallery. Indexed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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55 (Faulkner, William). Sensibar, Judith L.; with the assistance of Nancy L. Stegall FAULKNER'S POETRY: A Bibliographical Guide to Texts and Criticism
Ann Arbor/London: UMI Research Press, (1988). 0835718794 / 9780835718790 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with debossed green foil lettering; in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photos of manuscript pages. Annotated bibliography, index of first lines and titles. 
Building on Keen Butterworth's 1973 "Census" of Faulkner's poetry, Sensibar compiles a complete list of Faulkner's works in this genre, both published and unpublished, complete and fragmentary, including the contents of his fourteen extant poem sequences. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 (Field, Eugene). Steegmuller, Francis & Guterman, Norbert; Cooney, Barbara, pictures by PAPILLOT, CLIGNOT ET DODO
New York: Ariel Books, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning, a whisper of edgewear, else near fine in pictorial boards; in a nearly fine dust jacket that shows some light edgewear, a short closed tear and tiny nicking to spine crown, age-toning, especially to spine and flapfolds. A nice copy! 
Eugene Field's immortal WYKNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD, here freely translated into French by Steegmuller and Guterman, and memorably accompanied by Cooney's haunting, evocative indigo-drenched illustrations. Glossary, English text, note on Field. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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57 (Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Hemingway, Ernest; Lewis, Sinclair). Anonymous editor THE GREAT AMERICAN PARADE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Neat ownership signature to the top of the front endpaper, else a fine copy in red cloth with spine titles gilt; in a very lightly shelfworn dust jacket with three faint vertical creases, from folding. Octavo. 611 pages. 
Nearly 50 modern American authors are represented in this all-star collection: Caldwell, Cather, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald (episode from GATSBY), Frost, Hemingway, Jeffers, Lardner, Sinclair Lewis, Lindbergh, Parker, Saroyan, Wolfe, et alia. Scarce in dj. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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58 (Frost, Robert). Anderson, Margaret Bartlett ROBERT FROST AND JOHN BARTLETT: THE RECORD OF A NEW FRIENDSHIP
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1963). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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59 (Frost, Robert). Bradley, David ROBERT FROST: A Tribute To The Source
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 

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60 (Frost, Robert). Clymer, W.B. Shubrick and Green, Charles R. ROBERT FROST: A Bibliography
Amherst, Massachusetts: The Jones Library, Inc., 1937. First edition, limited issue: one of 150 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, especially bound, and SIGNED by author Frost. This is no. 106. Hardcover. Fine: gilt-lettered maroon leather backstrip over brown linen covers, top edge trimmed, fore and lower edge untrimmed; housed in brown paper-over-boards slipcase with holograph "106" to upper spine. Illustrated. 158 pages, plus colophon. 
Though superceded by the 1974 Crane Descriptive Catalogue, this lovely volume is a model of grace and clarity, combining readable, well-designed typography with annotations notable not only for their usefulness but their understated elegance. A rarity. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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