Angra do Heroismo: n.p. (Composição e impressão na União Gráfica Angrense), 1980. 16 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Alamo Oliveira, illus. "as quais o seu autor, cidadão de Angra, intenta publicar como benefício à sua cidade e aos que padecem nas Ilhas." 1 of 500 copies. Warmly inscribed by the author to the book dealer and Latin American scholar Maury Bromsen with a letter from the author to Bromsen laid in loose. We could only locate four copies held by libraries. A fine copy with inscription on front wrapper.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. n.d. (ca. 1850's). xxvi, 300 pp. Sm. 8vo. Half bound calf over red marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt on red morocco spine label. Speckled edges. Green endpapers. n.ed. Ed. by Charles Cowden Clarke wit. Akenside (1721-70) was a physician and poet. Extremities rubbed, small chip to top front board and title label, browning to endpapers, owners inscription of fly, but still a clean, tight and good copy.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1972. xxix, 150 pp. Illus. with 20 b/w drawings. 8vo. Cloth. Later printing. Hamada, Kengi, trans. Translation of Ugetsu monogatari. Contents: a critical interpretation; Homecoming; Bewitched; Exiled; Birdcall; Prophesy; Reunion; Daydream; Demon; Wealth. A fine copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with wear at the spine ends.
London: George Allen & Unwin, (1924). 253 pp. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Copy of William Force Stead, who was a minor poet, a friend of Aldington's, and the clergyman who would baptize T. S. Eliot in 1927. Signature of Stead dated 1924. A very good copy, small scuff on spine, two notations at rear endpaper, occassional pencil underlinings.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1884. 308 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Includes La mano de Dios; El drama de Petrella. 3. ed.; Bosquejos fisiolójicos: La yegua del coronel. El primer capítulo. El excelentísimo señor don José de Iturrigaray. Los hombres prácticos. El paje de Anastasia. 2. ed. Wrappers foxed and worn else very good.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1900. Frontis, 385 pp. Illus. with b/w halftone plates. Sm. 8vo. Cloth, top edge gilt. First edition, first printing, second issue. Illustrations are by Harry Fenn. Folio 8 present on p. vii, "facing" not present. Allen's novel was one of the first by a southern writer to deal with Darwinism. A good + solid copy, extremities rubbed with some wear at the spine ends. No dust jacket. BAL 466.
A Paris: Chez Delalain, 1783. , 332 pp. 12mo. Full calf, gilt rules, all edges gilt. First edition. Almanach de Muses ran from 1765 to 1833. This issue is one of three that contains poems on Ballooning, all the rage in Europe at the time, especially with the Montgolfier brothers' 1783 demonstrations of hot-air-balloon flying in Annonay, France. This isssue includes a satiric poem advising Blanchard not to fly (p. 43-48). Blanchard being Jean Pierre Blanchard who on January 7, 1785, with Dr. John Jeffries, an American physician, made the first flight over the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France. Spine chipped including part of label, boards worn and chipped, front board nearly detached but still holding, scattered foxing; overall about good.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1892. 568 pp. 8vo. Quarter cloth over marbled boards, red morocco spine label. Edición Oficial. Chilean poetry after independence. Discusses Camilo Henríquez (1769-1825); Bernardo de Vera y Pintado (1780-1827); Ventura Blanco Encalada (1782-1856); and Mercedes Marín de Solar (1804-1866). A very good copy, bottom edge worn, some darkening of spine, bookseller's stamp on title, leaves browning, one leaf with chip to margin. Palau 11545.
Boston: Privately printed by Nathan Haskell Dole, (1903). 214 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. 8vo. Quarter cloth over paper covered boards. First edition. The Delphic Edition of The Breviary Treasures. Number 395 of 475 copies. Spine a bit darkened and boards lightly rubbed, otherwise a very good crisp copy.
London: Printed by H. Reynell, Piccadilly, for J. Almon, Opposite Burlington-House. 1777. , 30 pp. 4to. Removed. First edition. Mainly known for his long humorous, epistolary poem, The New Bath Guide, Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) also translated Thomas Gray's Elegy into Latin. A Familiar Epistle is a translation of Anstey's own Latin epistle to its would-be illustrator Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, (Latin original, entitled Epistola poetica familiaris, was originally published at Bath in 1776) picking up the themes of his earlier An Election Ball. Rare in the trade in any condition. New paper spine, first half damp stained, some edges lightly creased with minor wear, nice impressions, still a good or better copy ESTC T74912.
[Lisboa]: Alexandre de Michellis, Typ. Costa do Castello No. 15. 1859. 4 [of 8] pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Contains Araujo's poem on pp. 7-8, but is lacking pp. 2-6 of the issue which includes other articles. José Ignacio de Araújo (1827-1907) was a Portuguese poet and dramatist. His book of poems "Poesias" was published in 1862 (Lisboa: Typ. de J. da Costa Nascimento Cruz). A very good copy, duplicate release stamp on last page.
La Haye: Chez P. Paupie, 1777. xxii, 357 pp. 24mo. Full mottle calf, gilt spine decorations, brown morocco spine labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Nouvelle edition, augmentee de nouvelles lettres & de quantite de remarques. Volume V (letters CXXV to CLIII). Jean-Baptiste de Boyer Argens, marquis d' (1704-1771) delivered his letters twice weekly to his publisher through an intermediary, Prosper Marchand. These letters were published under the guise of an Ottoman Jew writing to numerous correspondents. Immensely popular in France and England, the translations were published in book form as The Jewish Spy in 1739. Boards rubbed, hinges worn and split at the head of spine, but binding still tight, leaves crisp and clean; a good or better solid copy.
San Francisco: Arion Press, 1981. Folio. 18 x 14 inches (46 x 35.5 cm). Loose prints in a black paper wrapper with title letterpress printed on the front, with companion volume of two sewn signatures in paper wrapper with letterpress printed title; both volumes in a black cloth-covered drop-spine case with black styrofoam walls; plus separate plexiglas display frame. First edition. One of 300 copies. Suite of 30 typographic prints (broadside format), each on a different handmade paper in a wide range of typefaces and a variety of colors, presenting poems written in shapes from 300 b.c.e. to the present, with a volume of notes on the selections by Glenn Todd and Andrew Hoyem. Two volumes. This was the eighth publication of the Arion Press. Plate  of the prints is folded accordion style, and is accompanied by translation on separate sheet (plate [12a]). Plate  is printed on both sides of sheet. Contents: 1. Egg, Greece, 300 BC by Simias; 2. Pan Pipes, Greece, 250 BC by Theocritus; 3. Altar, Byzantium, 325 by Porfyrius Optatianus; 4. Acrostic, France, 1537 by Eustorg de Beaulieu; 5. Altar, England, 1633 by George Herbert; 6. Easter Wings, England, 1633 by George Herbert 7. Lute, France, 1634 by Robert Angot; 8. The Cross, England, 1647 by Robert Herrick; 9. Chalice, Germany, 1663 by Justus Georg Schottel; 10. Bottle, France, 1750 by Charles François Panard; 11. The Mouse's Tale, England, 1865 by Lewis Carroll; 12. Un coup de dés. [12a] A Throw of the Dice, France, 1897 by Stéphane Mallarmé; 13. Fish's Nightsong, Germany, 1903 by Christian Morgenstern; 14. Balloon, Italy, 1914 by F.T. Marinetti; 15. Necktie, France, 1914 by Guillaume Apollinaire. 16. It is Raining, France, 1918 by Guillaume Apollinaire; 17. Bohemian Crystal Vase, France, 1920 by André Breton; 18. Rose is a Rose, USA, 1920 by Gertrude Stein; 10. Sound Poem, USA, 1924 by Man Ray; 20. Grasshopper, USA, 1935 by E.E. Cummings; 21. Vision & Prayer, Wales, 1946 by Dylan Thomas; 22. Silence, Switzerland, 1954 by Eugen Gomringer; 23. Four to the Fourth Power, Germany, 1957 by Dieter Roth; 24. The Totem, USA, 1958 by May Swenson; 25. Voice, USA, 1959 by Philip Lamantia; 26. Caracol, Brazil, 1960 by Augusto de Campos; 27. Redboat, Scotland, 1963 by Ian Hamilton Finlay; 28. Seagull, USSR, c. 1970 by Andrei Voznesensky; 29. Swan and Shadow, USA, 1970 by John Hollander; 30. Rebus, USA, 1981 by Andrew Hoyem. Each poem can be displayed individually in the plexiglas frame. Light shelfwear to outer case else a fine copy.
Santiago: Imprenta de "Los Tiempos" 1880. Frontis, xxxxvii, ,192 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Domingo Arteaga Alemparte (1835-1880) was a Chilean classical poet, and along with his brother, Justo, a journalist. A very good copy, faint soiling on boards, endpapers browning, very light scattered foxing. Not in Palau.
Madrid: Librería de Don Antonio San Martín, 1886. 499 pp., 566 pp. 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Lacking Volume III. T.I: Sociedad española al principiar el siglo XIX, La. El Príncipe de la Paz... Moret y Prendergast, Segismundo; Duque de Bailén, El. El ejército español en 1808... Marqués de Sanromán; Juan Martín El Empecinado. La guerra de la Independencia bajo su aspecto popular... Gómez de Arteche, José; Gravina, Churruca y Méndez Núñez. La Marina en 1800, 1865 y 1885 Auñón y Villalón, Ramón; Muñoz Torrero y las Cortes de Cádiz... Primera parte Labra, Rafael María de; Muñoz Torrero y las Cortes de Cádiz... Segunda parte Labra, Rafael María de; Consejeros de Fernando VII, Los. Escoiquiz y la reacción de 1814... López, Daniel; Martínez de la Rosa. El triunfo de las instituciones representativas... Dacarrete, Ángel María; El Duque de Valencia. El programa las tendencias y las vicisitudes del partido moderado... Borrego, Andrés. T II: Olózaga. Origen, ideas y vicisitudes del partido progresista... Azcárate, Gumersindo; Jovellanos. La propiedad territorial y el cultivo en 1800 Silvela, Francisco; Clases obreras, Las: su situación en el régimen antiguo y en el moderno Pedregal, Manuel; Don Alberto Lista. La educación de la juventud... Benot, Eduardo; Isidoro Máiquez, Carlos Latorre, Julián Romea... Vico, Antonio; Música española al comenzar el siglo XIX, La... Arrieta, Emilio; D. Lucio del Valle. El arte del ingeniero y el cultivo de las matemáticas en España Echegaray, Eduardo; Rodriguez y Villanueva. La arquitectura y las artes decorativas al principiar el siglo XIX Mélida, Arturo de; Doctor Fourquet, El. La ciencia médica y sus propagadores en España San Martín, Alejandro; Fernán Caballero y la novela en su tiempo Marqués de Figueroa; Clemente(D. Simón Rojas). Historia, progresos y estado actual de las ciencias naturales en España... (1) Rodriguez Mourelo, José; Clemente (D. Simón Rojas). Historia, progresos y estado actual de las ciencias naturales en España... (2) Rodriguez Mourelo, José; Alcalá Galiano. El período constitucional de 1820 a 1823... Alas, Leopoldo; Mata y la medicina legal. Orfila y la toxicología... Simarro, Luis. Provenance: Hispanic Society of America with their bookplate. Spines worn especially at edges, boards edgeworn, booksplates on front pastedowns. Vol. I: booksellers catalog description affixed to front pastedown, first three leaves loose; Vol. II: two inch chip to one leaf (not affecting text), leaves browning but clean.
Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1927, 1936. 563 pp.; 87 pp. Illus. with 300 b/w reproductions. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. No. 2 of 50 copies on pur fil Lafuma. Supplement signed by the author. An important work. First volume with wrappers separated from text block as glue has dried, spine chipped at ends, free endpaper reattached, occasional pencil notations, but still about very good. Supplement near fine in original glassine with some tears.