A curated selection of first editions and early printings of works by poets active between the 17th century and the 21st century. Highlights include a first edition of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot, a first edition, third printing of Freedom’s Plough by Langston Hughes, and a second edition of Poems, by J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death by John Donne.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
About This Collection
First editions, autograph manuscripts, signed volumes, and other rare books. Classic works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including British and American literature and Works by Women and African American authors.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.