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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.



EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE: 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

£4,950.00


Selected Tales of Mystery by Edgar Allan Poe

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1909. First edition, hardcover. Good condition, no dust jacket. Thoughtfully illustrated by Byam Shaw. Original decorative black cloth, titles on gold background; gilt and red decoration on front cover and spine. Frontispiece a...

From Fritzi & Louise Vintage

$380.00


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

€75,000.00


Tales Of A Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1863 true 1st edition, 1st state (with a 22 page publisher's catalog at the back of the book - the listing for "Tales Of A Wayside Inn" does NOT have a price and instead states "Nearly Ready" indicat...

From CraigsClassics

$395.00


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). THE CORNERSTONE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of grass. Brooklyn: [Printed for the Author], 1855. Folio. Engr...

From Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

$110,000.00


Poèmes Militants by Ahmed Sékou Touré, Ahmed Sekou Toure

Conakry, Guinee: Parti Démocratique de Guinée, 1969. Rare. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author. Black leatherette boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 first edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but t...

From Books of the World

$695.00


THE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS ; ILLUSTRATED BY AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF PORTRAITS AND AUTHENTIC VIEWS, WITH A COMPLETE LIFE OF THE POET AN ESSAY ON THE GENIUS AND CHARACTER BY PROFESSOR WILSON. 4 VOLUMES by Robert Burns

Blackie & Son, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Blackie & Son, 1877. Very Good. Four volume set, commemoration edition, 1887, Wonderfully illustrated with 82 illustrations, bound in green cloth, embossed and gilt decorated, edges gilt. Minimal she...

From 3 R's Books and Antiques

$325.00


Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Philadelphia: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Slipcase. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1860-1861 First printing Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861. Third edition. 12mo. Original orange cloth, stamped ...

From mclinhavenbooks

$4,650.00


RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA by OMAR KHAYYAM, TRANSLATED BY EDWARD FITZGERALD

Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886 VERY NICE LOOKING BROWN COVER, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE, DARK BROWN DESIGN, UPPER EDGE OF SPINE WORN, SPINE SLIGHTLY FADED. FORMER OWNERS NAME LABEL FRONT, NO OTHER MARKINGS. TIGHT AND CLEAN, FIRST BLANK P...

From Antique Books Den

$105.50


A THOUSAND AND ONE GEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY by CHARLES MACKAY, L.L.D

LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, 1867 VERY NICE LEATHER COVER WITH SOME WEAR. ART ON FRONT COVER PAINTED OF FLOWERS. THE AUTHOR WROTE THE INTRODUCTION AND STATED HIS GOAL WAS TO COMPILE A VOLUME OF ONE GREAT PANORAMIC VIEWOF ENGLISH POETRY MASTERPIECES....

From Antique Books Den

$102.50


Verses by Dowson, Ernest

London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. First edition. Beardsley, Aubrey. The rare Large Paper issue, copy number 3 of thirty, printed on Japanese vellum, numbered and initialed by the publisher. Dowson's first collection of poetry, containing his most famou...

From Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books

$4,500.00


The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by POE, Edgar Allan

1889 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Occult Horror Poetry Illustrated WL Taylor Art "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." ­-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edgar A...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


FARM BALLADS by Carleton, Will

New York: Harper & Bros., 1873. Large octavo. Terracotta cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and ruled in black. Frontis, plates and illustrations. Minor edge rubbing, clipping of Carleton poem ("Uncle Nate's Funeral") affixed to verso of one plate. som...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$150.00


Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3. by Oscar Wilde

Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3, Oscar Wilde, Mustard boards with white cloth spine. Condition: In very good condition. Light soiling to original publisher's two-tone mustard and white cloth boards and spine. Seventh printing. London, Leonard Smithers, ...

From Varennes Books

$1,250.00


The Plays of Shakespeare, in 9 Volumes by SHAKESPEARE, William

London: William Pickering, 1825. Hard Cover. Very Good. 3.5" x 2" Miniature edition of t he Plays of Shakespeare in 9 volumes, in custom slipcase. Vol 1: [vi] 306 p.p.; vol 2: 279 p.p; vol 3: 294 p.p; vol 4: 326 p.p; vol. 5: 321 p.p.; vol. 6: 348 p.p.; ...

From Minotavros Books

CA$1,745.00


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