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THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces. THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces.
(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York, 01-12-13." Beneath which is pasted Van Sickle's personal stamp. The only accompanying pamphlet present is the prospectus, INSCRIBED "For AH--the original brochure--JVS." Large, quarto volume, nearly folio-sized, 9.25 x 12.75"; gray-brown paperwraps printed in black on front only. Slightly overhanging edges mildly worn with touch of loss to head of spine, still near fine. Scarce to rare signed. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54273]       Price: $200.00
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ISRAEL: Years of Challenge. ISRAEL: Years of Challenge.
Tel-Aviv, Massadah - P.E.C. Press, (1963). The true first edition, published in Jerusalem. David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel, and, as the dust jacket says, "No man alive could tell the story of the Jewish homeland with more profound feeling or more intimate knowledge than David Ben-Gurion, to many the personification of Israel's robust and resolute spirit." Illustrated with photographs. Gift inscription of Joseph Greiver with verse from Genesis on front endpaper dated April 1964. Greiver (1910-1973) established the "Palestine Travel Agency" in 1934, one of the first travel concerns in the area (now known as PATRA), and it seems likely he would have had much contact with state leaders including Ben-Gurion. Bright and near fine in very good or better dust jacket with shallow chipping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. Scarce. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION.

[Book #54251]       Price: $250.00
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THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS.
New York: Lococo Mulder, 1991. First edition. The trade issue, which retains the limited-issue colophon but is unsigned. Black cloth with plain spine; rectangular piece of what appears to be shotgun-blasted red wood veneer affixed to front cover with gold and red lettering beneath. Frontis portrait of Burroughs aiming a shotgun by Robert Mapplethorpe. Illustrated with seven images by Burroughs, each with an accompanying page of text (by Burroughs). Images are composed of woodblocks shot by Burroughs with a 12-guage shotgun in February of 1991 at the farm of Fred Aldrich and Napit Atkinson near Lawrence, Kansas, and paintings on Mylar rendered later. Fine as issued, without dust jacket. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. A WHOLE LOT OF SHOOTING GOING ON.

[Book #54249]       Price: $125.00
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BOSWELL: A Modern Comedy. BOSWELL: A Modern Comedy.
New York: Random House, (1964). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Association copy, INSCRIBED TO POET LOUIS BRODSKY in 1966. Elkin was one of the English Department jurors at Washington University "who sat in judgement over my master's orals," according to Brodsky in his introduction to the second volume of his COMPLETE POEMS. (Elkin was a member of the English faculty there from 1960 until his death in 1995.) A fine, crisp, clean copy in fine dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing and thin line through price on front flap. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54250]       Price: $200.00
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DANCING DAVID. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54267]       Price: $450.00
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AUBADE. AUBADE.
[Colorado Springs]: The Press at Colorado College, 2004. First edition. Hecht's final published poem, an "aubade" -- a morning love song, traditionally "from a door or window to a sleeping woman," according to Wikipedia -- printed for Hecht's reading at Colorado College on October 14, 2004, just one week before his death on October 21, the day the poem appeared in the New York Review of Books. Oblong sheet, deckled on right edge only; 21 x 9.75", folded twice to make four pages and cover flap. Finely printed, at The Press at Colorado College which "is structured like an art laboratory" according to their website, in marbled blues and white above a crop of yellow and orange discs, reminiscent of night flowing into dawn (or perhaps vice versa). Fine. "Thinking of your blue-shadowed silk/ Is music."

[Book #54272]       Price: $200.00
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THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH. THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH.
[No-place: no-publisher], (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED to the poet Louis Daniel Brodsky, "Here, Louis, from one scholar to another. JM Hockenheimer." The precursor to his 2014 book of the same name focusing on one of the most documented hauntings in American history, the Bell Witch Legend of Tennessee. There have been several movies based, at least in part, on the legend, including "The Blair Witch Project" (1999); "Bell Witch Haunting" (2004), "An American Haunting" (2005); "Bell Witch: The Movie" (2007); and "The Bell Witch Haunting" (2013); as well as a recent TV series, "Cursed: The Bell Witch," based on the latest members of the Bell family trying to end the curse (Wikipedia). 38pp; white, stapled paperwraps printed in black on front only; with cover serving as title page. Staples a little rusted, otherwise fine. ONE OF THE MOST DOCUMENTED HAUNTINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

[Book #54261]       Price: $75.00
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I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK. I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK.
Conway, Arkansas: Seven Oaks Publ. Co. (1994). First edition. Early, or perhaps the first, poetry selection from the writer, author, singer/songwriter, and professional treasure hunter known for his "Buried Treasures of America" series. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To L.D.--...one who know the words, the language, the joys, the pains of this kind of life. Best, WC Jameson." Cream-colored paperwraps printed in brown, teal, orange and black. Fine. TREASURE HUNTER'S BOOK OF POETRY, INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET.

[Book #54260]       Price: $75.00
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COME DANCE WITH KITTY STOBLING: And Other Poems. COME DANCE WITH KITTY STOBLING: And Other Poems.
Philadelphia: Dufour Editions, (1964). First U.S. edition. Considered his breakthrough work. English sheets with cancel title page and with UK price ticket of "15/NET" tipped to front endpaper. An unusual copy of the book -- attached to rear endpaper with a white sticker is a glassine envelope holding 5 copies of the Library of Congress card-catalog card; the envelope is printed with the seal of the Library of Congress and "This Is Your Set of Library of Congress Catalog Cards"; beneath the envelope, two prices(?) are stamped on the endpaper ("3.50" and "3.32"). Perhaps a "library jobber" copy or one of the publisher's copies? In addition to publishing in the U.S., Dufour acts as a distributor of foreign editions, so either scenario seems possible. Fine in the original but worn acetate. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. AN UNUSUAL COPY.

[Book #54259]       Price: $150.00
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PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE. PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE.
Battle Creek, Mich. The Office of the Health Reformer, 1877. First edition. Odd and unusual opinions and pronouncements on sex and sexual practices from the Battle Creek doctor famous for the invention (with his brother) of Corn Flakes. Kellogg ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, exercise and abstinence, and he was known for his "work on the rehabilitation of masturbators, often employing extreme measures, even mutilation, on both sexes. He was an advocate of circumcising young boys to curb masturbation and applying phenol to a young woman's clitoris" (Wikipedia). Topics covered herein include: Sexual Life, Use and Abuse, Chastity, Continence, Marital Excesses, Prevention of Conception, Infanticide and Abortion, The Social Evil, and Solitary Vice. "The prime object of [this book's] preparation has been to call attention to the great prevalence of sexual excesses of all kinds and the heinous crimes resulting from some forms of sexual transgression, and to point out the terrible results which inevitably follow the violation of sexual law" (from the introduction). Small 8vo.; brown cloth lettered and with ornament in gilt on spine and front, blind-stamped borders to boards; brown, coated endpapers; 356 pages, including index, plus 4 pages of ads. Brief underlining and paragraph marked in margin p.89 (a section cautioning against older men "forming unions" with young girls), otherwise near fine. SCARCE TO RARE, perhaps owing to the distribution methods outlined in the introduction, "This work should be judiciously circulated; and to secure this, the publishers will take care to place it in the hands of agents competent to circulate it with discretion." Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. ODD AND UNUSUAL OPINIONS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS ON SEX AND SEXUAL PRACTICES.

[Book #54258]       Price: $600.00
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THREE YEARS IN MISSISSIPPI. THREE YEARS IN MISSISSIPPI.
Bloomington / London: Indiana U. Press, (1966). First edition. Meredith's own account of his experiences as the first black student at the University of Mississippi, where he persisted through harassment and extreme isolation to graduate on August 18, 1963, with a degree in political science. Although his admission is regarded as a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights, Meredith considers himself to be an individual American citizen who demanded and received the constitutional rights held by any American rather than a participant in the movement (a view that has resulted in tensions between him and civil rights leaders). When interviewed in 2002, the 40th anniversary of his enrollment at University of Mississippi, Meredith said, "Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind." INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To: LD Brodsky, To our future! James Meredith/ 30 Sep 82." The U.S. price is clipped from the upper corner of the dust jacket flap, possibly making this a copy exported to or intended for export to the UK, as the "45s. Net" price is still present at the bottom of the flap (or it's just a price-clipped U.S. copy). Spine slightly shaken, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with light edge wear and a few small scrapes. Scarce signed. A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

[Book #54265]       Price: $125.00
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LOT OF SEVEN BOOKS, EACH ONE INSCRIBED TO POET LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY: Color of Darkness; Malcolm; The Nephew; Children Is All. LOT OF SEVEN BOOKS, EACH ONE INSCRIBED TO POET LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY: Color of Darkness; Malcolm; The Nephew; Children Is All.
(New York, et al: Farrar; New Directions; et al, 1959 - 1962). A mix of first edition hardcovers, later printings and paperbacks, all of which are INSCRIBED by Purdy to Brodsky. COLOR OF DARKNESS, (New York): New Directions, (1957), second printing, INSCRIBED, "For Louis Brodsky with sincere good wishes from James Purdy," fine in fine dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. COLOR OF DARKNESS, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1961, first paperback edition, adding an introduction by Dame Edith Sitwell, INSCRIBED, "...with good luck...," touch of minor edge wear still fine in printed paperwraps. MALCOLM, New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy (1959). No statement, so assume a later printing, INSCRIBED, "...with the best wishes...," fine in near fine dust jacket with small chip to rear panel. MALCOLM, New York: Avon, (1959), first paperback edition, INSCRIBED, "...with sincere wishes...," fine in pictorial paperwraps. THE NEPHEW, New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, (1960), first edition, INSCRIBED, "...with sincere wishes...," fine in fine dust jacket. THE NEPHEW, New York: Avon, (1960), first paperback edition, INSCRIBED, "...sincere good wishes...," fine in pictorial paperwraps. CHILDREN IS ALL, (Norfolk): New Directions, (1962), presumed first edition, without statement otherwise, INSCRIBED, "...sincere good wishes...," fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with rubbed creasing to head of spine and two closed tears. ASSOCIATION COPIES, INSCRIBED.

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UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN. UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN.
Fuquay-Varina, NC: Research Triangle Publishing, (1996). First edition of this self-published travelogue written wholly in verse. A remarkable achievement, it would seem; eleven days covered in 288 pages, opening with, "According to the watchword, our play has started./ Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas./ Working a year, three hundred sixty-five days,/ We earned a fortnight's holiday to play.// The name of the play: the 'Winter Vacation';/ The place: the island of Aruba in the Caribbean./ Transportation: a steelbird;/ The cast on the stage: our family of four." Illustrated with drawings, presumably by Rhee. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper, "December 11, 1996/ Chi Sun Rhee." Fine in fine dust jacket. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. "Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas."

[Book #54255]       Price: $75.00
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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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VINTAGE DR GONZO: Bronze Sculpture. VINTAGE DR GONZO: Bronze Sculpture.
[Tucson: Furtherrr], 2015. First edition. A remarkable rendition in bronze of Ralph Steadman's iconic image of Hunter S. Thompson's most infamous character. One of only 50 copies, numbered and signed by Steadman in the bronze. Approximately 22 inches high, 34 inches wide and 26 inches long, including wood base. San Franciscan sculptor Bergeron has expertly captured every detail of Steadman's image--from his long cigarette holder and Hawaiian shirt down to his bulging briefcase spewing paraphernalia as he slouches along. The sculpture, which was commissioned by Brian Chambers (Furtherrr), made its premiere in London during Steadman's "Printin' Backwuds" show at Lazarides Editions. Fine. DR GONZO STEPS OUT OF THE PAGE.

[Book #54263]       Price: $25,000.00
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BURNT PEARLS: Ghetto Poems. BURNT PEARLS: Ghetto Poems.
(Oakville, Ontario): Mosaic Press / Valley Editions, (1981). First Canadian edition and the first and only English-language edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Seymour Mayne. Introduction by Ruth R. Wisse. Frontis sketch of the author by Susan Katz. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR, "For Howard Schwartz, under the wings of the muse, Seymour Mayne, Chanukah 5742." Abraham Sutzkever (1913-2010) was awarded the Israel Prize for Yiddish literature in 1985 and his poems have been translated into 30 languages. In 1984, Arthur A. Cohen, writing for The New York Times proclaimed him "the greatest poet of the Holocaust." In 1941, Sutzkever and his wife, Freydke, were sent to the Vilna Ghetto where they were ordered by the Nazis to hand over important Jewish manuscripts and artworks. Sutzkever and his friends hid a diary by Theodor Herzl, drawings by Marc Chagall and Alexander Bogen, and other treasured works behind plaster and brick walls in the ghetto. His mother and newborn son were subsequently murdered by the Nazis. Sutzkever and his wife later escaped, and he fought the occupying forces as a partisan. In July 1943, Sutzkever gave a fellow partisan a notebook of his poems, which reached the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow, where he later fled the war. According to Wisse, Sutzkever "was one of a tiny percentage of creative artists who lived through and survived the devastation [of WWII].....The works of those years, written not in retrospect, and not at a distance, but during the daily wretchedness of ghetto life and under constant threat of death, constitute an exceptional instance in the history of art." Gray paperwraps printed in black and pink. Near fine. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. "The greatest poet of the Holocaust"

[Book #54252]       Price: $150.00
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LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS. LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS.
St. Louis: (no-publisher), 1991. First edition. Privately printed for friends of the poet. Published a year after she won the Pulitzer Prize for NEAR CHANGES. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET LAUREATE AND PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "For Tony & Helen, this odd collection for friends--elegies, poems, occasional verses--produced by a baffled commercial printer. Love, Mona." 30 pages; 8.5 x 11" blue, stapled paperwraps printed in brown on front cover only. Poem tipped to last page, presumably as issued. Photo detail of Marc Chagall's "Les Plumes en Fleur" (which is the title of the poem appearing on p.5) pasted to blank page following the copyright page. An understandably scarce volume. Fine. PRODUCED BY A BAFFLED COMMERCIAL PRINTER.

[Book #54274]       Price: $300.00
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BEDTIME STORIES. BEDTIME STORIES.
Champaign, Illinois: The Ceres Press, 1972. First edition. Van Duyn's fourth book, which followed her National Book Award-winner, TO SEE, TO TAKE. Poetic recollections from the perspective of her grandmother and in her grandmother's Germanic dialect. One of 300 copies hand printed and hand bound at the Distaff Bindery. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW U.S. POET LAUREATE ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "An oddity for Helen & Tony, With love, Mona." An unaccountably scarce book. Fine without dust jacket, presumably as issued. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54271]       Price: $250.00
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MOMENT IN PEKING: A Novel of Contemporary Chinese Life. MOMENT IN PEKING: A Novel of Contemporary Chinese Life.
New York: John Day, (1939). First edition. Time Magazine's book of the year for 1939. SIGNED BY YUTANG, the Chinese writer and inventor whose informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation. This historical novel covers the turbulent events in China from 1900 to 1938, including the Boxer Uprising, the Republican Revolution of 1911, the Warlord Era, the rise of nationalism and communism, and the origins of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 (Wikipedia). Very good or better in dust jacket with professional restoration to shallow chipping and small section of spine, otherwise near fine. Quite scarce signed. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHINESE WRITERS OF HIS GENERATION.

[Book #54262]       Price: $600.00
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