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1 Authors American and Foreign. POPULAR RECITATIONS.
Chicago: Regan Publishing Corporation, 1925. Original Wraps Fair 
Green wraps with black and red titling. Tightly bound. A lot of soiling, discoloration and browning to front and back cover and edges of pages. Previous owner's name written in ink across top of front cover, as well as inside front cover and top of title page. Small black check marks marked next to several selections in the table of contents. Still, an unusual little book. Contents include favorites such as Casey at the Bat, The Girl with the Blue Velvet Band, and The Face on the Bar-room Floor.

 
Price: 40.00 USD
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FARM LEGENDS., Carleton, Will.
2 Carleton, Will. FARM LEGENDS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 130 pages plus four pages of advertisments for other Harper titles. Dark green boards stamped with bright gilt borders, gilt titles, and a gilt portrait of a farmer, sitting at his hearth (with gun and powder horn) and speaking to his wife, who is knitting and his children . Also blind stamped with farm scenes in black. 20 black and white, tissue-guarded illustrations including frontispiece. Head and tail of spine beginning to fray. Bumping to corners. Small (1") ink scribble on top left corner of rear board. We also have another title by Carleton, "City Ballads". These two books have beautiful front covers and would make a delightful set.

 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Havergal, F.R. (Frances Ridley) (1836-1879). FLOWERS.
Boston: DeWolfe & Fiske Co., (1906). 
16mo. 5 1/2" x 6 1/4". 36 un-numbered pages. White pictorial covers with title and author's name stamped in gilt and flowers illustrated in color. This book of Christian-themed poetry features lovely chromolithographs of flowers on nearly every page. Very good.

 
Price: 50.00 USD
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CHIMNEYSMOKE., Morley, Christopher.
4 Morley, Christopher. CHIMNEYSMOKE.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. Leather Bound Very Good 
12mo. 253 pages. Color frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations in this delightful volume of poems about domestic tranquility and family harmony. Inscription on ffep: "Valentine Greetings, Vickie Dear, from Sir Christopher and Marykins. February 14th, 1925". Book has been rebound by someone in three different types of leather with the title stamped on the spine. Enpapers look like the bark of a tree. A unique copy of this charming little book.

 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Moulton, C.W. PRIZE SELECTIONS: FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS FROM ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS FROM CHAUCER TO THE PRESENT TIME.
Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1887. Cloth Near Fine 
16mo. 242 pages. Navy blue boards with gilt titles and "$300.00" written on bottom of front cover. The $300 was to be a prize from the publisher for the reader who could correctly guess the authors of lines quoted from 825 poems. Blue entry blank still intact and bound into front of book. Small (1/8") chip out of top of spine and light shelfwear. Short gift inscription on ffep dated 1888. Else fine. A very interesting and unusual little book.

 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Pullman, Margaret MacDonald. DAYS SERENE.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1889. 
Oblong folio. 10 1/4" x 14 1/2". All edges gilt. Grey cloth covered boards with large fieled of daisies stamped in silver, gold, and black. Lettering stamped in silver and black. Head and foot of spine lightly bumped. Illustrated from Margaret MacDonald Pullman's lovely floral and pastoral scenes. Verses from poets such as James Russell Lowell, James Greenleaf Whittier, Lm. Marquand, Goethe, and more accompany each illustration.

 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 Riley, James Whitcomb (Johnson, Benj. F.). NEGHBORLY POEMS ON FRIENDSHIP, GRIEF, AND FARM LIFE.
Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1891. Cloth Very Good 
12mo. 90 pages. Two-toned dark and light green boards stamped with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Illustrated frontispiece. Boards, corners, and spine edge lightly rubbed. Ffep is creased. Illustrated -- black and white color plates.

 
Price: 20.00 USD
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AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE., Riley, James Whitcomb.
8 Riley, James Whitcomb. AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE.
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1902. Cloth Near Fine 
8vo. Green boards stamped with gilt lettering. Lovely floral design and oval pictorial onlay on front board. Pink toned floral endpapers and other decorations throughout the book designed by Virginia Keep. Charming poem about a man who loves his wife, and has since childhood. Beautiful pink floral decorations around each page with text. Nineteen illustrations including frontispiece by Howard Chandler Christy. Bottom corners rubbed. Contemporary gift inscription in ink. Else fine.

 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Riley, James Whitcomb. FARM RHYMES.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1901. Cloth Very good - 
Sm. 8vo. 187 pages. Green boards with spine and edges faded. Gilt border and titles. Lovely drawing of a farmer in a corn field stamped on front board in gilt, red, and black. One loose (but laid in) page. Will Vawter's pastoral illustrations evoke the nostalgia for country life that is so redolent in Riley's poetry.

 
Price: 15.00 USD
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POEMS HERE AT HOME., Riley, James Whitcomb.
10 Riley, James Whitcomb. POEMS HERE AT HOME.
New York: The Century Co., 1893. First American edition Cloth Very Good 
Green cloth with gilt titles. Shelfwear. Bottom corners bumped. Charming gift inscription in ink dated 1895 reads, "Myrtle, 'Til at last she set herself to man /Like perfect music unto noble words '(Tennyson) - Al Christmas 1895. Foxing to endpapers and fore-edge.

 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Riley, James Whitcomb; Dye, Charity. THE RILEY READER.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs -Merrill Company, 1915. Cloth Very Good + 
8vo. 116 pages. Black cloth. Front board and spine with gilt lettering. Elaborate gilt floral design stamped on front board. Very light shelfwear.

 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Rossetti, William Michael, Ed. HUMOROUS POEMS.
London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William Collins, Sons, & Co., Limited, ca. 1884. 
5" x 7 1/4". 488 pp. Bright blue cloth boards with elaborate silver and gilt decorative devices and black borders. All edges gilt. No date, but previous owner name is dated 1884. Very good. A collection of humorous poetry featuring all of the English greats -- Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Marvell, Swift, Goldsmith -- and American writers as diverse as John Quincy Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, and Bret Harte. Also includes a section called "Poems by Unknown Writers".

 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Townsend, Juliana. SEVEN SPRAYS AND A GOLDEN POPPY: POEMS, A SONG, AND A STORY.
Los Angeles: Press of Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, 1919. 
16 mo. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Charming paper-covered, pictorial boards with grey, green, and orange drawing of poppies. Poetry, music, and pictures by a ten-year old girl. Previous owner signature on front endpaper. Near fine.

 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler. POEMS OF PASSION.
Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1883. Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 160 pages. Blue boards stamped with blue and gilt floral design on front board and spine. A few white spots on top half of front board. Shelfwear. Brown endpapers. This is perhaps the author's best known book, and it includes her poem, "Solitude", which contains the famous lines, "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone."

 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 [HOMER, WINSLOW (1836-1910)]. Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). THE COURTIN'.
Boston: James R. Osgood and company, 1874 (1873). 
7 3/4" x 10". Unpaginated. With seven tissue- guarded drawings by Winslow Homer, reproduced in heliotype. Pictorial brown cloth with stamping and embossing in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed. Rubbed through at corners and head and foot of spine. A charming collaboration between a popular American poet and a beloved American artist. BAL 13306.

 
Price: 250.00 USD
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