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.
Cambridge: 1862. 8 lines, untitled, 1 page, 7.75 x 4.75 inches, Cambridge, February 11, 1862, in full: "I never clasp a friendly hand In greeting or farewell, But thoughts of my eternal home, Within my bosom swell. There when we meet in holy joy, No thoughts of parting come. But never enduring ages still, Shall find us all at home." Evenly toned with the usual mailing folds; very good condition. American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer best known for his...
New York: Morrow, 1976. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Morrow, 1976. First Edition. Fine. Her first book. 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.
New York: Atheneum, 1965. Illustrated in color and black and white by Milton Glaser. Unpaginated slim 4to, yellow cloth (gently rubbed and bumped at the corners). New York: Atheneum, 1965. First edition. Very good condition. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Aaron and Linda from Conrad with love 1965."
Winchester, Sussex: 1924. 1 page, 9 x 7 inches, Winchester, Sussex, March 2, 1924. In this letter, Aiken thanks Speyer for her gift of her anthology, in part: "...I don't think you represent as well as you might have done your headliners: Robinson, Lindsay, Amy Lowell, Fletcher (especially) & Steven. I suppose space limited you. But, within its limits, its very good..." Light erased pencil annotations in another hand at the bottom; natural folds. Very good(-) condition.
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.
Ponkapog: 1880. 1 page, 5 x 7.5 inches, Ponkapog, Massachusetts, no date, circa 1880. A four-line poem entitled "Kismet," written on personal stationery and signed in full, in part: "A glance, a word and joy or pain Befalls; what was no more shall be..." Several folds; very good condition. American poet, author, and editor.
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.