Saturday, April 29, 2017

National Poetry Month sale: 4 more from Henry Bemis-

Reid, Christopher, ed., Letters of Ted Hughes, (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1st American ed., 1st printing, 2007). ISBN 13: 978-0-374-18530-5. Fifty years of correspondence by the husband of Sylvia Plath and poet laureate of Great Britain. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, very good condition. HBB price: $25.

Rieke, Robert, An Azure Sunset (Charlotte, NC: Providence Press, limited ed., #109 0f 200- printed and signed in pencil by Rieke on the colophon- 1994. A four-part collection of Rieke’s poetry, collected for the first time. 24 poems plus a short biographical sketch. Printed in letterpress at Heritage Press and “published on the winter solstice of 1994.” Rieke (1923- 2013) taught European History at Emory and The Citadel before joining the faculty of UNC-Charlotte as history department chair; he also wrote a history of the college, A Retrospective Vision. Quarto, 7.25” x 10”. Brilliant blue boards; no dust jacket. As-new condition. 35 pp. inscribed to Charlotte NC arts maven Gladys Lavitan. This volume is delight to eye and touch! HBB price: $50 obo.


Service, Robert, Bar-Room Ballads: A Book of Verse (Dodd, Mead & Co, 1st ed., 3rd printing 1946). “The Bard of the Yukon,” Robert Service (1874-1958) won fame and fortune for his poems and stories enshrining life in the mining camps and gold rush towns of the Klondike era in western Canada. “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee” are his most popular works. At 39 he retired and moved to Paris; he lived in France, except for a WW2 stay in California, for the rest of his life. A prolific poet and novelist, he produced dozens of works and was at work pretty much until he died. Hardcover, no dust jacket, good condition. HBB price: $25.

Skelding, Susie Barstow, Flowers From Hill and Dale (White Stokes & Allen, 1883; 1890 edition by Frederick A Stokes Company). Verses by prominent 19th century poets. Color chromolithographs of flowers illustrated by the author, with laid-in tissue guards.Skelding (1857-1934) was an American artist whose best-remembered works are the Flower Songs series, of which this volume is part. Publisher Frederick Stokes was part of White Stokes & Allen until he set up his own shop in 1890. Hardcover; olive green cloth with decorative illustrated boards. Gilt edges. 132 pp. 8” x 9”, ex-owner penned notation in longhand on front endpaper, “Christmas 1890.” No dust jacket as issued. Slight separation at the hinges, otherwise very good. HBB price: $150 obo.

skelding cover.jpg

skelding illustration.jpg

Henry Bemis Books is one man’s attempt to bring more diversity and quality to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg market of devoted readers starved for choices. Our website is at Henry Bemis Books is also happy to entertain reasonable offers on items in inventory; for pricing on this or others items, kindly private message us. Shipping is always free; local buyers are welcome to drop by and pick up their purchases at our location off Peachtree Road in Northwest Charlotte if they like.
We offer 25% off to fellow dealers.
What’s your favorite social media outlet? We’re blogging at www.henrybemisbookseller.blogspot. com. We tweet as Henry Bemis Books. Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Henry Bemis Books is there, too. And Google+!

#NationalPoetryMonth #FirstEditions #HenryBemisBooks #Charlotte

No comments:

Post a Comment

We enjoy hearing from visitors! Please leave your questions, thoughts, wish lists, or whatever else is on your mind.