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KITTY HAWK 1894.

by Frost, Robert. (Robert Lee Frost, 1874-1963).

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Capricorn Books
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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(New York): Henry Holt, 1956. Unpaginated, 6" H. A single poem, printed at The Spiral Press, New York for Henry Holt and Company as a Christmas greeting for 1956. Attached decorated dust wrapper with flaps. A soft crease on the bottom half of the front cover near the hinge. . First Edition. Stapled in Wraps. Very Good+.… Read more
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OXFORD BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN.

by Blishen, Edward. (Lewis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Eleanor Farjeon, John Keats, John Clare, William Blake, James Reeves, et al.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$57.82

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New York: Franklin Watts, 1963. 168 pp, 10" H. Purple cloth with gilt lettering on spine/front board, lime green endpapers, text block edges purple. Colour illustrations. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Elizabeth. / Brian Wildsmith." This collection "leads children toward an appreciation of the richness and variety of English poetry. They will find humor of all shades, ballads,… Read more
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BARONET. IN ELEVEN VOLUMES. (COMPLETE.)

by Scott, Walter, Sir.

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Published
1830
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Very Good-
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Edinburgh / London: Cadell / Simpkin and Marshall, 1830. Eleven volumes, 8vo (8 5/8" H), bound in dark green leather with blindstamped borders. Spines have 5 raised bands with title and volume number in gilt, all textblock edges gilt, gilt dentelle edges to inside of covers. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of each volume: Matthew Liddell / Constans et Fidelis.… Read more
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THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

by Barrie, J.M.; Kipling, Rudyard; Young, Francis Brett; Chesterton, G.K.; Uncle Dick (B.J. Lamb); Blackwood, Algernon; Struther, Jan; Tourtel, Mary; Bagnold, Enid; Davies, W.H; Hilton, James; Mackenzie, Compton; Asquith, Herbert; de la Mare, Walter; et al.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1935
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$108.42

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 224 pp, 10" H. No date, but c1935. White cloth with blue lettering/decoration & silver crown and capital 'E' on spine and front board. Endpaper and title page decorations by Rex Whistler. B&w double page spread of some of the authors/artists as children, colour plates including 2 double spreads of Mickey Mouse… Read more
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EVANGELINE.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

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Published
1905
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Good+
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1905. 132 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & white decorations on spine and front board. Beautifully decorated/illustrated throughout with pictorial endpapers, decorated title page, 22 plates, including frontispiece (mainly in tones of black/white/red, some full colour), additional small drawings, pale red decorative background to all text pages, incorporating images of hourglasses, bibles, spider… Read more
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THE STORY OF ADAM AND CHRIST.

by Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Fair
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NZ$50.60

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London: Hamish Hamilton No publication date, but with Christmas greeting dated 1955 on blank page. 11 1/2" H - three folded panels (approx. 23" wide when extended). Front panel illustrated in black, white, gold and red, centre panel reproduces a full colour window painted by Fritz Wegner and is flanked by 27 verses by Dorothy L. Sayers: Adam and… Read more
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LES PLUS BELLES FABLES DE LA FONTAINE.

by La Fontaine. (Jean de La Fontaine.)

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Good
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Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies / L. Martinet 30 pp, 12 1/2" H. No date. From the Bibliotheque de la Jeunesse et de l'Enfance series. Dark green cloth spine, paper-covered boards - rear board with green, yellow and white vertical stripes, front board with title in white letters and gilt bordered colour illustration on green background. **French Text.** … Read more
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THE ONLY TRUE MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED IN BOSTON IN THE YEAR 1833 BY MUNROE & FRANCIS.

by (Mother Goose). Introduction by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Edited by Harriet Blackstone C. Butler.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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NZ$144.56

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Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905. xii, 100 pp, 24mo (5 3/4" H). Yellow paper-covered boards, reproducing the illustration from the original 1833 edition (as does the dust jacket), cream-coloured cloth spine. B&w illustrations, black borders to pages. Signed "Harriet Blackstone C. Butler" at the bottom of the Introduction and with a quotation in the same hand on the… Read more
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THE SUN'S BABIES.

by Howes, Edith.

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Capricorn Books
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Very Good-
Edition
Reprint.
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NZ$36.14

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London: Cassell 154 pp, 7 1/2" H. No date, but probably c1940 with the 'wartime' paper of that era. Medium green boards with black lettering on spine and front board, dust jacket with pastedown illustration. 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. A charming collection of stories and poems by the New Zealand author and educator, mixing… Read more
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CHRISTMAS & OTHER TIMES.

by Reeve, Sheila.

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Published
1991
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Very Good
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(Lodsworth, Sussex): Self-published, 1991. Unpaginated (40 pp, excluding covers), 8 1/4" H. No publishing data - place and date taken from inscription. Inscribed on inside of front cover: "Olwen & Jim, With dear love / from Sheila, 1991." With address and telephone number below. A collection of poems written between 1934-1990, largely on the theme of Christmas… Read more
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. A NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES. (DECORATIVE BINDINGS.)

by Wordsworth, William.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1832
Condition
Very Good-
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NZ$325.26

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Paternoster-Row, (London): Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1832. 343 pp, 377 pp, 358 pp, 357 pp - 4 volume set, 6 1/8" H, leather spines (with gilt lettering and gilt and blindstamped decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, speckled decoration to text block edges. Peach coloured endpapers with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume… Read more
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E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.

by Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First, Limited, Signed Edition.
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NZ$3,614.00

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New York: Argophile Press, 1958. xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and… Read more
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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE: WITH A MEMOIR. RIVIERE & SON BINDING.

by (Brooke, Rupert.) Memoir by E. Marsh.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1926
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
Fifteenth Impression.
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NZ$50.60

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London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1926. clix (Memoir), 160 pp, 7 1/8" H. Riviere & Son binding (stamped on verso of free front endpaper) - blue leather spine/corners, marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.Two tissue-covered b&w portraits. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) is best known for his war sonnets, particularly… Read more
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image of ROBIN HOOD:  A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.

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(London): Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys , 1820. x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette… Read more
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THE APPROXIMATE RINGS. POEMS.

by Mitchell, John S.

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Very Good-
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44 pp, 8 3/8" H. No publishing information given - c1970. Cover design by author. Inscribed on half title page: "Best wishes / John Mitchell. A collection of thirty-four poems, including: The Immigrant Queen; Mauvaise Foi; Fire and Ice; Ghoul; Whale Bay, Nfld.; Montreal; My Dear you have a Distant Beak; Poem to the McLuhanese;… Read more
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FOURTEEN SONGS FROM "WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG".

by Milne, A.A. Music By H. Fraser-Simson.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1925
Condition
Good-
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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NZ$36.14

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1925. 34 pp, 12 1/4" H. Green cloth spine, pale green/cream boards with green border/title/decorations on front board. Small b&w illustrations. Words & music for: Happiness; Missing; In the Fashion; Halfway Down; Hoppity; Growing Up; Buckingham Palace; The Three Foxes; Politeness; Market Square; The Christening; Brownie; Lines and Squares; and Vespers. Archivally… Read more
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STONY PLAIN.

by Mandel, Eli.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780888780102
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NZ$21.68

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Erin, Ontario: Press Porcepic, 1973. 96 pp, 8 1/4" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver 'buffalo' on front board. Blue paper-covered slipcase with white label on front panel with title/author and buffalo image in blue. A collection of poems by the Governor General's Award-winning poet, originally from Estevan, Saskatchewan. Includes: Estevan 1934, Wabamun,… Read more
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MY BOOK OF STORIES FROM THE POETS. TOLD IN PROSE.

by Chaundler, Christine. (Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Proctor, Chaucer, Southey, Longfellow, Tennyson, Spenser, Cowper, Byron, Browning, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, Keats, Thomas Moore, MacAulay, Shelley, et al.)

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Good
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London: Cassell 320 pp, 9 3/8" H. No date. Pictorial spine and front board. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. The author presents 34 poems in prose form. Includes: Goblin Market (Christina Rossetti); The Bailiff's Daugher of Islington (Percy Reliques); The Knight's Tale (Chaucer); Evangeline (Longfellow); The Jackdaw of Rheims ("Ingoldsby Legends"); The… Read more
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SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS.

by Enman, R.C.S. (Carlotta.)

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Privately Printed at Triton Press, Boulder Creek, California. Unpaginated, (approx. 24 pages, excluding covers), 8 1/2" H, no date. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Best Wishes from the / author / Carlotta". A small collection of poems, including: Summer Evening; A Border Collie's Tragedy; Spring Morning; My Love and I; In View of the Present Situation; Irish… Read more
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OVER THE RIM.

by Cameron, Clare.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$50.60

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Walton-on-thames: Outposts, 1974. 40 pp, 8" H. A collection of 41 poems by the English poet & mystic, Clare Camerone (1896-1983). Contents include: Christos, Eden; The Awakening; Pilgrim; The Estuary; Flint and Tinder; The Paradox; The Barley Field; Friends of the Spirit; The Blue Gown; The Communicants; Eucharist; Primal Substance; The Chalice; Bodhisattva; I Have Become the World; The… Read more
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