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A brief selection of some of Biblio's most interesting books of poems, ranging from ancient balads into modern and contempoary works. From the sacred to the profane.

Les Fleurs du mal by BAUDELAIRE Charles

Paris: Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, 1857. Fine. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1857, 12,1x18,8cm, relié sous étui. - Édition originale, imprimée sur vélin d'Angoulême, avec les coquilles habituelles et comportant les six poèmes condamnés, un…

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Leaves of Grass by WHITMAN, Walt

New York, 1855. FIRST EDITION, First issue. Half morocco on marbled boards with original front cover bound inside (at the back). …

From Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts


Canzoniere et Trionfi by Francesco Petrarca

[Sant'Orso]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 1474. Second edition of this version; the seventh edition in total.Petrarch's poetry in Italian, the Canzoniere and the Trionfi count among the most celebrated and influential works in western literature. In the…

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


White Buildings by CRANE, Hart

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, second issue. Foreword by Allen Tate. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Hart Crane's own copy of his first book, with his later ownership Signature: "Hart Crane, Aug. '…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


LAND OF UNLIKENESS Inscribed to Randall Jarrell by LOWELL, Robert

(Cummington, MA): Cummington Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Small ink date of 1944 at the bottom right corner of the title page, likely in Jarrell's hand. Mild sunning to the spine which has a small, neat repair at the head; lacking the plain tis…

From Charles Agvent


Lamia, Isabella, The Eve Of St. Agnes, And Other Poems (First Edition, 1820, With Half Title And Near Fine Spine Label Bound In Riviere Binding) by Keats, John [Bookplate Of Maurice Baring]

London: Taylor And Hessey, 1820. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. [200] Pp. First Edition, Half Title Present, Original Paper Spine Label Bound In. Keats' Last Book, Of Modest Success When Published, Later Found To Have Some Of The …

From Arroyo Seco Books



Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. 8vo.(8.3 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with 12 mono collotype plates by the author. Fine and clean throughout, with many gatherings still unopened. An unread copy. Original black cloth with gilt …

From Paul Foster Books


A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. by Wither, George (1588-1667)

London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650). First…

From Lyppard Books



New York: Modern Library, (1946). Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Reprint of this popular collection which features Frost's essay on poetry, "The Constant Symbol," as an introduction. This copy has been SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBE…

From Charles Agvent


La Comedia del divino Dante Alighieri da Firenze con la esposizione di Giuseppe Landino Passerini da Cortona. by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321

In Firenze. Apresso L. S. Olschki, 1911. Hard Cover. 3 p.l., [v]-xl, [1], 524 pages, 1 l.; 43.5 cm. Reproduces 101 facsimiles of woodcuts in the Venice, 1491 edition. A magnificent effort of book production to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Divin…

From The Owl at the Bridge


THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Observations (Complete in 75 volumes) Johnson by Johnson, Samuel

London: J. Buckland et al, 1790. A highly attractive and complete set, in excellent condition of the second edition, which includes an additional fourteen poets, (including Johnson himself), added to the original selection of 1779-81. Numerous engraved co…

From Loe Books


Poemes de Charles d'Orleans by Matisse, Henri

Paris: Teriade Editeur, 1950. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Folio. Limited Edition. In original lithographed glassine wrappers.Three green fleur de lis illustrated on front cover, with poets name, and a larger fleur de lis on rear cover. This is copy number 1…

From Minotavros Books


[Autograph Letter, Signed in Full] by Whitman, Walt

[Camden, NJ(?)], [nd]. One page, in ink, hastily scrawled on recto of 10 x 18cm slightly irregularly trimmed oblong slip of orange-yellow paper. Three old vertical folds, strip of residue from former mat tape along extreme top edge verso, otherwise very …

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron…

From Rare Illustrated Books


De suorum temporum calamitatibus… Fratris Baptistae Mantuani Carmelitae theologi ad reuere[n]dissimu[m] in Christo patre[m] ac Dominum D. Oliuerium Carafam Sabinen[sem] Episcopu[m] & Cardinalem Neapolitanu[m] de suorum temporu[m] calamitatibus liber foeliciter incipit by MANTUANUS, Baptista

1499 INCUNABLE Martin Luther Reformation Mantuanus Calamitatibus Heretics Heresy Baptista Mantuanus was a Carmelite poet whose 15th-century works were influential during the Protestant Reformation. One of his most important poems was "De suorum temporum c…

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