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Plain-Chant for America

By: Chapin, Katherine Garrison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001767

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, spine a bit sunned. Some darkening to edges, fore edge not uniformly trimmed. Text block clean and unmarked. Stated first edition. Inscribed by author on ffep "To Janet Shafroth [sp?] in appreciation and friendship, Katherine Garrison Chapin" A collection of poetry and ballads featuring poems covering the American landscape as well as poems cast in European settings. Also includes "The Lady of... View more info

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The Dolphin's Path: A Bookman's Sequel to the Odyssey of Homer

By: Gold, Harry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Harry Gold: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005252

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


319 pp. Minor edge wear, a little soiling to boards, interior clean and unmarked. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Inscribed by the author as follows: "To _________ This first part of 'The Dolphin's Path' is strictly for your enjoyment and contemplation, and is a boon and stout companion to the 'Ulysses' of James Joyce (who I fed in Paris years ago) and the sober and more somber 'Odyssey, a Modern Sequel,' by Nikos Kazantzakis (who I never met), with my best wis... View more info

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Contemporary Poetry

By: Kelling, Lucile

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003766

Condition: Good


88 pp, yellow wraps. Spine slightly slanted, sunning along spine/edges, some soiling/edgewear, back cover and last 4 pages creased/scuffed. Text is clear and unmarked. A discussion of American, British and Irish poets of the day, including an indepth study of "Pulitzer Prize" poets, women poets, and African-American poets. University of North Carolina Library Extension Publication, Vol. IV, No. 3, April 1938.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The UNC Library Extension Publication, Vol. XI, # 1 (January, 1945): Contemporary Poetry, Second Series

By: Kelling, Lucile

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003767

Condition: Good+


48 pp, orange wraps. Bibliographies, additional reading list. Front cover shows a little soiling, 1/2 x 1 1/2" splotch diagonally across front cover and going through partially to title page. A nice copy. A discussion of American, British and Irish poets of the day, including an indepth study of "Pulitzer Prize" poets, women poets, and African-American poets, as well as war poets and new poets since the author's first "Contemporary Poetry" publica... View more info

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Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog

By: Langstaff, John

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003908

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, considerable edgewear along bottom, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards, 1/2" chip at top of spine and smaller one at flap. Copy is clean and unmarked. "This collection has been compiled in response to numerous requests for words and music to the songs taught by John Langstaff, a well-known concert artist, over many years in camps, classrooms, on records, radio, and television. Chosen especially for ... View more info

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Amazon Poetry: An Anthology of Lesbian Poetry

By: Larkins, Joan; Bulkin, Elly

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Out & Out Books: 1975

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 004516

Condition: Very Good+


Light spoting along edge. Wraps and text clean and unmarked. From the Prefatory Note: "We have put together a book of poems that show the scope and intensity of lesbian experience. They were all written by women who define themselves as lesbians. And who have chosen, by publishing their poetry here, to affirm that identity. With us, they - and their poems - belie a simple sexual definition of lesbianism. Our lives have many sides. The poetry expresses them... View more info

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Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland, Volume I

By: Loesberg, John (collected & arranged by)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Cork, Ireland, Ossian Publications: 1997

Seller ID: 005524

ISBN: 0946005001

Condition: Very Good-


Minor edgewear and slight soiling on cover. A nice copy. A collection of songs popular in modern Ireland including each song's complete lyrics, guitar chords and notation. Two songs in Gaelic are included: "Báidín fheilimí" and "Óró sé bheatha 'bhaile."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol

By: Luebke, Frederick C., Editor

Price: $17.75

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, Univ of Nebraska Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004655

ISBN: 0803279310

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


122 pp., index. From the Great Plains Photography Series. Bottom corner slightly bumped. A beautiful, attractive copy. A literary, historic and photographic analysis of the art and architecture of the Nebraska state capitol.; 9¾" - 12" Tall View more info

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The Joy of Nursery Rhymes

By: Ornadel, Cyril (arranger)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Yorktown Music Press: 1994

Seller ID: 005749

ISBN: 0711936161

Condition: Very Good


Minor edgewear and bumping. A bright, clean, attractive copy. A collection of fifty traditional nursery rhyme favorites such as "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "Hey Diddle Diddle," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Simple Simon," and "Wee Willie Winkie." Each rhyme is set forth, usually one to a page, with a simple accompaniment. Age Level: Preschool through Grade 3; 9¾" - 12" Tall View more info

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One More Time - Poems

By: Patterson, Joseph Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Bern, NC, Griffin and Tilghman: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003226

Condition: Very Good+


xv + 328 pp. White wraps with a drawing of Old Man Time on the cover. Corners bumped, a little rubbing. Ex-library but the only markings are stamps on the top edge and front free end paper. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free end paper. "It has been interesting to me to note how different poems attract different individuals. Now it is my turn to be selective. The poems included are neither the best nor the worst but simply my choice. And, since this ... View more info

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Black Poets

By: Randall, Dudley (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1988

Edition: Eighteenth Printing

Seller ID: 006592

ISBN: 0553275631

Condition: Very Good+


353 pp. Spine slightly slanted with single crease, corners a bit bumped. A bright, attractive copy. A definitive anthology of African American poetry spanning the era of slave songs to the present, and including both folk poetry and literary poetry through the 1960's.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company:

Edition: Twentieth Edition

Seller ID: 004259

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


194 pp, frontispiece and six illustrations, notes at end. Ivory cloth boards, 6 1/4" x 4 3/8". Chipping to corners, moderate edge wear, chipping, a little soiling mainly on spine and back board. Spine has 1/8" strip at top, 1/4" at bottom missing, with some scuffing and sunning. Front board separated from text block, front free end paper missing. Text in very good condition, clean and unmarked. Silver embossed decorative stamped binding. A maroon, gre... View more info

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A Guide to Great Orchestral Music (A Modern Library Giant #G61)

By: Spaeth, Sigmund

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1943

Seller ID: 006158

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


532 pp., catalogues of Columbia Records and Victor Records, index. Green cloth boards with rubbed gold lettering on black background. Some edgewear, a few pages have short margin notes and underlining. DJ somewhat foxed, edgewear, ssmall chips at spine and flap ends, scuff mark on front repaired with tape. "A comprehensive volume on all the great symphonic compositions and many other instrumental works heard in concert and on the radio, from the classics to t... View more info

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Thought for Food

By: Stone, Lee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Roanoke Island, NC, Edgewood Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005616

Condition: Near Fine


Covers are stiff light gray wraps with black type. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A bright attractive copy. A collection of poetry, many in the Japanese senryu style, by artist Lee Stone.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Now as Zen

By: Stone, Lee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Roanoke Island, NC, Edgewood Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005617

Condition: Near Fine


Covers are stiff white wraps with black type. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A bright attractive copy. A collection of poems in the Japanese poetry style of senryu which are "simple observations of the interplay of light and shadow that is the phenomenon of being human."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author View more info

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The Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004284

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


52 pp. Grey paper boards with black backstrip, title lettered in black. Some edgewear, corners a little bumped/chipped, back board has a couple of spots, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. 21 poems written by Henry Van Dyke during World War I between 1914 and 1917. In the Preface the author states: "These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task. "; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Folk Songs of Many Lands

By: Van Loon, Hendrik Willem; Castagnetta, Grace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003238

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


96 pp, numerous color and b/w illustrations, white boards with color sketch of a mountain village gathered in the town square for a winter celebration. Title page has authors names in script, giving the impression of being their signatures. Spine has 1" tear down the back hinge, corners bumped and chipped, some edge wear esp. to top of spine. Jacket has a 1/2" tear at top of spine leaving a small flap across the spine, some edge wear and several small tears and c... View more info

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The Samuel H. Kress Collection

By: Wescher, Paul (introduction)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004116

Condition: Good+


146 pp., index of artists, b/w and color photos. Stiff gold colored pictorial wraps, some scuffing and soiling to wraps, minor edge wear, interior is clean and unmarked. Exhibition catalog. A nice copy. The collection of early and later Italian paintings, altar pieces, as well as selections from the French, Dutch, Flemish and German schools comprising the gift from the Kress Foundation which led to the birth of the North Carolina Museum of Art.; 4to - over 9¾" -... View more info