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1 Erotic love poems. Poems of diverse amatory moods.
New York Citadel Press, 1946 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
128 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
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2 This England Magazine
This England International Ltd 1975-1999 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
59 issues partly in three binders, the rest are loose. Well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good to fine. From the publisher: "This England is the quarterly magazine for all who love our green and pleasant land, with each 84-page issue packed with interesting articles, beautiful photographs, uplifting pieces of poetry and informative readers’ letters celebrating all that is best about England and the English way of life. Our historic towns and picturesque villages, our lovely countryside, our colourful customs, curiosities and traditions, our history and our heritage…all are explored and enjoyed through spring, summer, autumn and winter." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 AIKEN, Conrad A Letter from Li Po and Other Poems
Oxford 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
93 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, content from dust jacket flaps pasted to inside cover. From Wikipedia: "Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer, whose work includes poetry, short stories, novels, a play, and an autobiography. Aiken was the son of wealthy, socially prominent New Englanders, William Ford and Anna (Potter) Aiken, who had moved to Savannah, Georgia, where his father became a respected physician and brain surgeon. Then something happened for which, as Aiken later said, no one could ever find a reason. Without warning or apparent cause, his father became increasingly irascible, unpredictable, and violent. Finally, early in the morning of February 27, 1901, he murdered his wife and shot himself. According to his own writings, Aiken (who was eleven years old) heard the gunshots and discovered the bodies. He was then raised by his great aunt in Massachusetts and was educated at private schools and at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, then at Harvard University where he edited the Advocate with T. S. Eliot, who became a lifelong friend and associate. Aiken's earliest poetry was written partly under the influence of a beloved teacher, the philosopher George Santayana. This relationship shaped Aiken as a poet, deeply musical in his approach and, at the same time, philosophical in seeking answers to his own problems and the problems of the modern world." ; Ex-Library; 9.10 X 6 X 0.40 inches 
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4 ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY The poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Household edition. With illustrations.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1886 Hard Cover 
286 pages, frontispiece (portrait), decorated cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
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5 ALGER, WILLIAM ROUNSEVILLE The poetry of the Orient.
Boston Roberts Brothers, 1866 Hard Cover 
337 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markins, little shaken, some shelf wear, covers littled soiled & faded. First published, 1856, under title: Poetry of the East. English translation from Oriental literature, and original poetry on Oriental subjects. Alger (1822-1905) a Unitarian clergyman, was a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and held various pastorates (Roxbury, Boston, as successor of Theodore Parker, 1855-73), but after 1882 lived in Boston. 
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6 ALVAREZ, A[LFRED] Stewards of excellence studies in modern English and American poets.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1958 Hard Cover Very Good 
London edition (Chatto & Windus) has title: The shaping spirit. 191 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st American edition. Includes works by W.H. Auden, Hart Crane, Richard Eberhart, T.S. Eliot, William Empson, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound John Crowe Ransom, Theodore Roethke, Isaac Rosenberg, Wallace Stevens, and W.B. Yeats. 
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7 ARMOUR, RICHARD Light Armour. Playful poems on practically everything.
New York Mcgraw- Hill Book Co. , 1954 Hard Cover 
Illustrations by Leo Hershfield. 118 pages, illustrations (cartoons), cloth, dj, very good. Second printing. From the dj: You probably never met a cow that needed a psychiatrist. Nor a man who went barefoot because so many people kept putting themselves in his shows. On the other hand you've certainly detected that slight gray streak in your wife's raven stresses, because, as Richard Armour put it, 'Middle age is a time of life A man first notices in his wife.' 
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8 ARNOLD, MATTHEW Sohrab and Rustum and other poems.
Dansville, NY F. A. Owen Publishing 1910 Soft Cover Very Good 
With biographical sketch, introduction, notes, etc. by Laura Dunbar Hagarty. 48 pages, wrappers, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "Matthew Arnold (1822-88), English poet and critic, son of the educator Dr. Thomas Arnold. Arnold was educated at Rugby; graduated from Balliol College, Oxford in 1844; and was a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford in 1845. In 1851, after a period as secretary to the 3d marquess of Lansdowne, Arnold was appointed inspector of schools, a position he held until 1886, two years before his death. During his tenure he went on a number of missions to European schools. He was impressed with some educational systems on the Continent-most particularly the concept of state-regulated secondary education-and wrote several works about them. His first volume of poems, The Strayed Reveller, appeared in 1849; it was followed by Empedocles on Etna (1852). Dissatisfied with both works, he withdrew them from circulation. Poems (1853) contained verse from the earlier volumes as well as new poems, including "The Scholar Gypsy" and "Sohrab and Rustum." Poems: Second Series appeared in 1855 and was followed by Merope: A Tragedy (1858) and New Poems (1867); the latter volume included "Thyrsis," his famous elegy on Arthur Hugh Clough. Arnold's verse is characterized by restraint, directness, and symmetry. Though he believed that poetry should be objective, his verse exemplifies the romantic pessimism of the 19th cent., an age torn between science and religion." 
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9 ASKUE, RUSSELL PETTIS The greener field. Poems by Russell Pettis Askue with his illustrations.
Boston Branden Press 1970 First Edition Hard Cover 
80 pages, text sketches, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: 'The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence' is one of the most common of all aphorisms, and the general idea is found in every language. These verses express in one way or another a longing for the greener grass. Russell Pettis Askue writes with disarming directness of friendship, family life, nature, and love for country, and the easy metrical compositions are catching and refreshing. The illustrations are by the author, and he holds every drawing to a simple outline that suggests the poem,, but does not overpower it. Most of the poems have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines. 'What is Truth' won First Prize in a national contest, and the readers of a country newspaper voted 'Farm Team' a similar honor. 'Letter from the Front' was set to music by New York pianist and composer Vera Eakin, and sung on two different occasions over Radio WNYC by Metropolitan baritone John Robert Dunlap. 'Inscription for a Red Cross Donor Center' was printed by numerous publications during World War II. 
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10 AYTOUN, WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other poems. New edition.
New York John W. Lovell (Circa 1880) Hard Cover Fair 
230 pages, decorated cloth, some shelf wear otherwise very good. Includes Edinburg after Flodden. The execution of Montrose. The heart of the Bruce. The burial-march of Dundee. The widow of Glencoe. The island of the Scots. Charles Edward at Versailles. The old Scottish cavalier. From Encyclopædia Britannica Online: "William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813-1865), poet famous for parodies and light verse that greatly influenced the style of later Scottish humorous satire. Born into a literary family, Aytoun learned from his mother to love Scottish ballads and history. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and in Germany, and in 1840 he was called to the Scottish bar. That same year he first collaborated with Theodore Martin in a series of humorous and satirical papers for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, later published as the Bon Gaultier Ballads (1845). These papers include Aytoun's parodies "The Queen in France," based on "Sir Patrick Spens," and "The Massacre of the Macpherson," both of which were models for later writers, especially for W.S. Gilbert in the Bab Ballads (1869). In 1844 Aytoun joined the staff of Blackwoods, to which he contributed political as well as miscellaneous articles. The following year he was appointed professor of rhetoric and belles lettres at Edinburgh. Shortly afterward he published Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers (1849), a set of Jacobite ballads that achieved wide popularity. In 1854, reverting to light verse, he published Firmilian, or the Student of Badajoz, a Spasmodic Tragedy, in which the writings of the spasmodic school were brilliantly ridiculed. In 1858 Aytoun published The Ballads of Scotland, 2 vol., and a translation made with Martin of the Poems and Ballads of Goethe. His Norman Sinclair (1861) pictures Scottish manners in the early 19th century." 
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11 Benet, Laura Is Morning Sure? Poems by Laura Benet.
New York Odyssey Press 1947 Hardcover Good 
[12], 64 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the website of the Penncylvania Center for the Book: ""Laura Benét (1884-1979) born June 13, 1884, was an award-winning poet after receiving an award from the National Poetry Center in 1936. In 1958, she had her poems recorded at the Library of Congress. She also received recognition from the National Society of Arts and Letters. She studied at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ~ During her time as a writer, she wrote children's books, novels, poetry, and biographies. "Benét's six slim books of poetry are only a small part of her output, but she considered herself a poet first, " according to Carol Gartner. The poems in Is Morning Sure? "are more solid, yet still characteristically delicate, " explains Gartner. Benét belonged to the Poetry Society of America, PEN, Women Poets, Craftsman Group, and the Pen and Brush Club (honorary). In 1936, she received a medal as an honor poet from the National Poetry Center. Her poems were recorded at the Library of Congress in 1958. Laura Benét lived in New York City and died on February 17, 1979." NR90 ; Ex-Library; 64 pages 
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12 BENET, STEPHEN VINCENT Western star.
New York Farrar & Rinehart, 1943 Hard Cover 
181 pages, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 
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13 Benner, W. A. Book of poems ; edited & published by his friend Rev. Willard L. Pratt ...
Belfast, ME Waldo County Herald Print 1914 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
192 pages, boards, covers worn, ex-library with usual library markings, text very good. From the preface: "Sweet memories cluster about the little picture shop in Brewer. It was filled with beautiful things, pictures, , frames, art, but best of all was the lame man who worked inside. He was a Child of God, a friend of man, loving and helping all who knew him." ; Ex-Library 
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14 BENTON, WALTER This is my beloved.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1951 Hard Cover Very Good 
48 pages, cloth, very good. Wrote Louis Untermeyer of these poems- "I certainly do not find these poems pornographic. They are direct and free, quick with life and warm with remembered passion. The imagery is sensuous and exact, but no more graphic -- or pornographic -- than the images in the Song of Songs. It is remarkable how Benton has varied the erotic theme and the overtones of physical love." 
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15 BENTON, WALTER This is my beloved.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 Hard Cover Very Good 
43 pages, boards, dj, inscription to former owner on front endpaper otherwise very good. 36th printing. "I certainly do not find these poems pornographic. They are direct and free, quick with life and warm with remembered passion. The imagery is sensuous and exact, but no more graphic -- or pornographic -- than the images in the Song of Songs. It is remarkable how Benton has varied the erotic theme and the overtones of physical love." -- Louis Untermeyer. 
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16 Berry, Violetta Lansdale The Great Blue Heron and Other Poems.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good 
[8], 112 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Scarce. Maine poet Berry also wrote Tall Oneida Mountain And Other Poems. NR97 ; Ex-Library; 112 pages 
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17 Bober, Natalie S. William Wordsworth the Wandering Poet.
Nashville, Thomas Nelson & Sons 1975 0840764316 / 9780840764317 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
191 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. First edition. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, English poet, b. Cockermouth, Cumberland. One of the great English poets, he was a leader of the romantic movement in England. " ; Ex-Library; 191 pages 
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18 Bodie, Idella A Hunt for Life's Extras. the Story of Archibald Rutledge.
Orangeburg, SC Sandlapper Publishing 1987 0878440739 / 9780878440733 Softcover Very Good 
176 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: "The late Archibald Hamilton Rutledge was highly respected for his accomplishments as a poet, philosopher, educator, writer, outdoorsman and conservationist. He is among the most revered South Carolinians of the twentieth century and served as the state's first Poet Laureate. This biography traces the life of this talented man from his childhood to his position as a nationally acclaimed outdoors writer, inspirational writer and poet, and on to his retirement to his beloved boyhood home, Hampton Plantation. " SR3537; 176 pages 
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19 Brooke, Stopford Augustus [1832-1916] Tennyson, his art and relation to modern life
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1894 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
534 pages, ex-library with usual library markings, normal wear, text very good. ; Ex-Library; 11.50 X 7.75 X 1.34 inches; 534 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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20 BROWN, ALICE Ellen Prior.
New York Macmillan Co. 1923 Hard Cover Very Good 
[6],178 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the website of University of New Hampshire Library, Collection of Alice Brown Papers: "Alice Brown was born in Hampton Falls, N.H. on December 5, 1857, the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Lucas) Brown. She graduated from the Robinson Seminary in Exeter, N.H. in 1876. Brown taught school for five years in both New Hampshire and Boston, but found she preferred editing to teaching. She worked on the staffs of the Christian Register and Youth's Companion and by 1884 had begun her long career as a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. She continued publishing into the 1940s. Brown lived at ll Pinckney Street, Boston, and summered in Newburyport, Mass., and at her farm in Hill, N.H. She died in Boston on June 21, 1948." 
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