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1 Bonis, Robert R. WINDSWEPT.
West Hill, Ontario Highlands Press 1980 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Robert R. Bonis, photographs. Signed by Author
202 pp,10 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page. B&w and colour photographs, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to front free endpaper and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at top of spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING.  VOL. I.  (SERIES I), Browning, Mrs.  (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)
2 Browning, Mrs. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.) POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING. VOL. I. (SERIES I)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
576 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, inccluding frontispiece, decorated title page. A collection of the works of Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including: The Tempest; The Romaunt of Margret; The Deserted Garden; The Lay of the Brown Rosary; Lady Geraldine's Courtship; To Flush, my Dog; Sleeping and Watching; The Romance of the Swan's Nest; Sonnets from the Portuguese; Aurora Leigh, etc. Very liight edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also tiny foxing marks on fore-edge. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, a few small splits at joints, several black ink marks on top and rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF SHELLEY., Collins, John Churton, selected and introduced by.  Percy Bysshe Shelley.
3 Collins, John Churton, selected and introduced by. Percy Bysshe Shelley. POEMS OF SHELLEY.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
246 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Longer Poems; Dramas; Miscellaneous Poems; Lyrics; Sonnets; The Witch of Atlas; Early Poems; Notes; Appendix: Original Preface to 'Adonais'; Index of First Lines. Very light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - cause minor toning to frontispiece and title page, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, soft crease to fore-edge of approx. pages 37 to 66 and 79 to 110, light wrinkles at bottom corner of pages 111-122, tiny scuffs to top edge gilt, very light edge wear - one tiny edge dent, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small air bubble under cloth on rear board, very small faint water mark on fron board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY., Cruttwell, Patrick.
4 Cruttwell, Patrick. THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
Columbia University Press, New York, 1970, 2nd printing. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the 1590s; Donne and the "New-found Methods"; The Poetry of the Shakespearean Moment (Donne's 'Anniversaries' and Shakespeare's Last Plays); The Society of the Shakespearean Moment; Puritanims and the Dramatic Attitude; The Beginnings of Rationalism - Lord Herbert of Cherbury; The Civil War, and the Split in the Age; The Classical Line; Criticism and Poetry after the Restoration; Conclusion. Minor edge wear to boards, very light soiling to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny chips, light fading to spine, flap-folds and part of front panel, two light small stains on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WHY NOT?  WRITE RHYME AND RELAX.  THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN., Dowsett, Frank.
5 Dowsett, Frank. WHY NOT? WRITE RHYME AND RELAX. THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN.
My Own Publishing Company, Toronto, n.d. 
56 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Illustrated with the author's drawings. A handlettered book about using your creativity to relax by writing various types of poetry (limericks, couplets, sonnets, haiku, etc.). Interior - area of wa viness at bottom edge of pages 37 to 56 - probably due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning, minor soiling, a few tiny stains on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
6 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Heinlein, Robert. (also includes Damon Knight, Miriam Allen deFord, Theodore Sturgeon, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Bloch, Avram Davidson, John Christopher, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert F. Young, Idris Seabright, Isaac Asimov, Theodore R. Cogswell, et al. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER. (THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS NOVEL. IN 3 NUMBERS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 11, NO.s 4, 5 & 6. OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 1956.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1956, first appearance - preceding publication in book format. 
127 pp, 128 pp, 128 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - digest size). The first appearance of a new Robert A. Heinlein novel - the first printing in book format was by Doubleday in 1957. Cover art by Kelly Freas. October Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (first of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; I Don't Mind by Ron Smith; The Monster Show by Charles Beaumont; Anything Box by Zenna Henderson; The Decline and Fall of the Bug-eyed Monster (article) by John Christopher; Try This for Psis by Robert Bloch; Mr. Guthrie's Cold War by Jay Williams; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; Tea from Chirop Terra by Winona McClintic; King's Evil by Avram Davidson; Sonnets in a Moonship (verse) by Starr Nelson. November Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Lullaby for a Changeling (verse) by Doris P. Buck; Flying Pan by Robert F. Young; The Truth of the Matter (article) by G. Harry Stine; Zeepsday by Gordon R. Dickson; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; The Hero Comes by Idris Seabright; Gimmicks Three: A Triptych - The Brazen Locked Room by Isaac Asimov; Time Trammel by Miriam Allen deFord; Impact with the Devil by Theodore R. Cogswell. December Contents: Stranger Station by Damon Knight; First Lesson by Mildred Clingerman; Full Circle (verse) by Dorothy Cowles Pinkney; THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (conclusion) by Robert A. Heinlein; Gandolphus by Anthony Boucher; The Red W agon by Jane Roberts; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; The Apothesis of Kiby Miriam Allen deFord; Venture to the Moon - I. The Starting Line & II Robin Hood, F.R.S. by Arthur C. Clarke; Recommended Reading (department ) by the editor; And Now the News... by Theodore Sturgeon; Index to Volume XI. Interiors - small tear on first page at bottom staple, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 55/56, otherwise clean (no rusting to staples ) and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exteriors - very l ight edge wear to covers - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine, top corner of October issue has light crease through book, soft small crease to bottom corner of front cover of December issue with migration into approx. first 60 pages, spines flat and uncreased. Scan of Nov. attached - scans of other two books available upon request. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MONIUSZKO., Prosnak, Jan.
8 Prosnak, Jan. MONIUSZKO.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Cracow, 1980. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 8322400012 Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions. Biography of the Polish composer, Stanislaw Moniuszko. Contents: Childhood and School Years (The Moniuszko Family - Ubiel - Schooling in Warsaw - The Minsk Gymnasium - Study in Berlin); Wilno (Home - Friends - The Wilno Opera - "Athenaeum" - The Home Song Books - The First Cantatas - St. Petersburg - The First Operas and Operettas - "Halka" - A Trip to the West ); Warsaw (A New Home - Among Warsaw Friends - Warsaw Musical Life - The Opera Director - "The Raftsman" - "The Countess" - "Verbum nobile" - "The Haunted Manor" - "Paria" - "Beata" - Music for Theatre - "The Ghosts" - Choral Works - "The C r i m e a n S o nnets" - Church Music - Paris Again - "Halka" in Bohemia and Russia - The Music Institute); Footnotes; Lists of More Important Compositions; List of Recordings; Sources of Illustrations; Index of Names. Bottom edges of page 205 to en d of b oo k h av e been roughly opened, 2" split at bottom of gitter between pages 214/215, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, small light soiling mark on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling - tin y are as of co lo red l aminate loss at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, hand writing indentations on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
9 Rilke, Rainer Maria. Translated by J.B. Leishman. POEMS. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf / Everyman 1996 067945098X / 9780679450986 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
253 pp, 6 1/2" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. Contains selections from: The Book of Images; New Poems; Poems 1906 to 1926; French Poems; The Life of Mary; Sonnets to Orpheus; Letters to a Young Poet, plus Requiem for a Friend and The Duino Elegies. Index to First Lines. Barcode label on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor rubbing, small faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Shakespeare, William. THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. TRANSCRIBED IN THE SWEET ROMAN HAND.
London Cassell 1988 0304321710 / 9780304321711 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Tom Gourdie. 
154 sonnets (one per page) + alphabetical listing of sonnets. Oblong (5 5/8" H x 8 5/8" D). "Shakespeare's sonnets, were they all that he had ever written, would have ensured him immortality. Read by every succeeding generation, they continue to challenge, stimulate, and sometimes mystify. The calligrapher Tom Gourdie, fascinated by the beauty of Shakespeare's language, has matched his own mastery of letterforms to the poet's mastery of words and has handscripted the 154 sonnets in a fluent, dramatic italic style, drawn with a beautiful craftsmanship. Each sonnet is begun with a unique decorative initial, in a rich, contrasting red. Calligraphers everywhere will welcome this rare example of their art, and will want to use it as inspiration for their own work. In Tom Gourdie's fine presentation of this book, truly a labour of love, Shakespeare's sonnets take on a new vitality and can be read afresh, a pleasure both to the eye and to the spirit." Very small soft bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THIS ENGLAND., Ward, James Edward.
11 Ward, James Edward. THIS ENGLAND.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, 1942. 
48 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. The main poem in this volume, 'This England', speaks of the qualities for which the nation was fighting at the time (WWII) of writing. It is preceded by a poetic tribute to Winston Churchill and followed by a collection of sonnets (including: Easter in Wartime, On Seeing an Autumn Ploughman, On Returning from a Discussion on Greece, The Astronomers). Browning to pages and edges of text block, small edge tear archivally taped on rear free en d p a p e r . Dust jacket has light browning on spine, hinges, front panel, flap-folds, and flap top edges; light water stain at bottom of spine; two tears archivally taped; very small chips and wear at top/bottom of flap-folds; light rubbing. Ve ry Go od -/ Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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