Seal Harbor: High Loft, 1985. Small selection of 5 poems and one color woodcut, finely printed on Fabriano paper. Printed wrappers, string bound, and housed in a black cloth clamshell case with paper label. [Seal Harbor, Maine]: High Loft, 1985. Limited edition of only 60 copies, printed in the summer of 1984. A fine copy.
New York: Morrow, 1976. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Morrow, 1976. First Edition. Fine. Scientifically accurate poems about the solar system, written while the author was a student at Cornell. Astronomer Carl Sagan served as a technical adviser for the book, and the dedicatory poem is to him. Review copy. Presentation, signed by Ackerman on the half-title. Scarce.
George Braziller, 1967. Drawings by Leonard Baskin. Tall thin 8vo, blue boards, printed slipcase (top edge of case is worn). N.Y.: George Braziller, (1967). First Printing. Fine in very good case. Limited edition. Number 22 of 100 copies signed by Baskin. Also signed by Aiken on the half title page.
London: R.H. Evans, 1810. Title page vignette. xxviii, 352pp. Short 8vo, handsomely bound in 19th century tan polished calf (a bit rubbed); marbled page edges. London: Printed for R.H. Evans, 1810. A New Edition with Additions and Corrections, and a Supplement by R. H. Evans. A work first published in 1772, by the Scottish physician and author, the brother of Anna Letitia Barbauld. "Aikin is better known as a man of letters than as a physician. His elegant scholarship gave...
New York: Bartow, 1819. Engraved copperplate frontispiece. 144pp. 12mo, sheep; rubbed, paper library label on spine, ink stamp on title and last page, text block very clean. New York: R. W.A. Bartow, 1819. The two-thousand line didactic poem for which Akenside is best remembered. He completed his medical studies at Leyden, publishing a dissertation contesting the authority of Antony von Leeuwenhoek.
London: Poetry Bookshop, 1915. 31p., small 8vo, pictorial wrappers with a with a colored woodcut by John Nash; bound with string. London: The Poetry Bookshop, (1915). First Edition. The author's first book. Fragile publication in very good condition, with one corner chipped and closed tears on the spine.
Pisa: Niccolo Capurro, 1821. Fine engraved portrait by Bettelini. 18 vols. 16mo, contemporary 1/2 calf, marbled boards & edges. Pisa: Niccolo Capurro, 1821. The most celebrated Italian poet of his age, Alfieri developed the arts of 18th century poetry beyond the limits of any of his predecessors. Brunet I, 176.
Milan: Nuages, 1999. 27 full-page color illustrations by Milton Glaser. 190 pages. 4to, printed pictorial wrappers. Milano: Nuages, (1999). A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated edition. Includes a lengthy hand-written letter from Glaser to renowned editor Byron (Dobell) with observations on Dante's text; also a 1 page typed translation into English of the Introduction. "As for Dante's words, you're on your own"