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Lot 51: (3) ANTIQUE 19th Century Gilt Decorated Poetry Books
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: (3) Antique Book Lot of 19th Century Poetry. 1) "The Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant: Collected & Arranged By The Author" by William Cullen Bryant. HARDCOVER ND circa 1880 D. Appleton & Company, 1st THUS edition 1st printing w/ owner's gift inscrition dated 1880 & last and only copyright by this publisher is 1878 on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible Decorated Cloth Binding hardcover copy. "The poetry of one of America's greatest poets. William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was an ardent abolitionist and free speech advocate. His first great poem was Thanatopsis, published in 1817. For 52 years he was an editor at the New York Evening Post and at one time was vice president of the National Conference of Unitarian Churches. The collected works is from all periods in his life." Illustrated with engravings. Previous owner's gift inscription dated 1880 on blank end paper, o/w internally tight & unmarked; pages slight age toned but not brittle. Binding Exterior; Handling wear to edges/head/foot of spine/bumped corners/light scattered age soiling. Nicely gilt decorated cloth binding, AEG (All Edges Gilt) with all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. (2) "The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes" edited by Houghton Mifflin. HARDCOVER circa 1895 Houghton, Mifflin & Company gift inscription 1897 but no edition stated, on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible Decorated Cloth Binding hardcover copy. "Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes's poems----presented in sections of his earlier poems, poems published between 1837 and 1848, medical poems, songs in many keys, poems of the class of '29, poems from his individual titles, etc.." Illustrated with frontis of Ollie. Previous oner's gift inscription on blank end paper, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; light expected handling wear; nicely decorated cloth binding, TEG (Top Edge Gilt) with all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. 3) "The Poems Of Henry Van Dyke: Now First Collected & Revised With Many Hitherto Unpublished" by Henry Van Dyke. HARDCOVER 1911 Charles Scribner's Sons 1st edition, 1st printing w/ Date: "MCMXI" (1911) on title page & "Published September, 1911" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible 1st edition, 1st printing copy. Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) an anthology of verse by this author, poet, Presbyterian minister, envoy to the Netherlands (1913-17), and professor at Princeton (1900-1923). This Collection of melodious and facile poems carry a Preface from van Dyke, and the poems are grouped thematically." Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover & date/namer on blank end paper, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; Light expected handling to edges/head/foot of spine. Nicely decorated cloth binding, TEG (Top Edge Gilt) with all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition