7 - 8 April 2004
CROSBY, Harry and Caresse--Algernon Charles SWINBURNE (1837-1909). Poems & Ballads (First Series). London: T. and A. Constable Ltd. for William Heinemann, 1922. 8° (167 x 103). (Some leaves lightly browned or lightly marked, ?lacking half-title.) Contemporary stained roan gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, rebacked at an early date, front free endpaper and flyleaf detached). Provenance: Harry and Caresse Crosby (inscription on front free endpaper '['Crosby Cross'] , Harry Grew Crosby , a Paris ce le 6 septembre 1925 , Hotel Goya', with inkstamp below 'RA'S RAYS CHEER'; 'Black Sun' blindstamp on flyleaf; gilt armorial 'Crosby Cross' supralibros on both boards; extensive underlinings and markings in Harry's hand and manuscript symbols in ink on lower pastedown; gilt morocco 'Crosby Cross' bookplate on upper pastedown)--William Reese Company, CT (loosely-inserted bookseller's invoice dated 22 April 1996).
Amy LOWELL (1874-1925). Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds. Boston and New York: The Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. One volume bound as two, 8° (170 x 110mm). (Occasional light spotting or browning, ?lacking half-title, pp.245-6 misbound.) Contemporary roan gilt, spines gilt in compartments with gilt morocco lettering-pieces (a little rubbed). Provenance: Harry and Caresse Crosby (inkstamp on one flyleaf 'RA'S RAYS CHEER'; 'Black Sun' blindstamps on flyleaves; gilt 'Crosby Cross' supralibros on all boards; Harry's underlinings and markings in both volumes; gilt morocco 'Crosby Cross' bookplates on upper pastedowns).
TWO COLLECTIONS OF POETRY FROM THE CROSBYS' LIBRARY, both with harry's reading marks. (3)
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