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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For - -/ Only good things/ Rita Dove/ 5 May 94." Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #48437]       Price: $45.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $350.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem). Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem).
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. One of a stated 120 copies, SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. OCLC dates this broadside 1990 -- seven years before the poem first appeared in Poetry Magazine. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, on Barcham Green paper, printed on recto only. Fine condition. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #54957]       Price: $575.00
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MUSEUM: Poems. Rita Dove. MUSEUM: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983. First edition, scarce hard cover issue. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52954]       Price: $250.00
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Rita Dove. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous paperback issue; second state, with Pulitzer slug on cover. INSCRIBED by the poet on the half-title page, "For Jeff, In the spirit -- Rita Dove/ Philly, 10 Feb 90.". Fine in paperwraps.

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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous hardback issue of her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. In second state dust jacket with Pulitzer notice on front panel. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with just two tiny tears to top edge rear panel. Scarce in hardback.

[Book #49450]       Price: $100.00
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THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel. Rita Dove. THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first novel. Advanced reader's edition in glossy pictorial paper wraps. SIGNED by author on the half-title page. Near fine.

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THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems. Rita Dove. THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. First edition, paperback issue. The copyright page notes a hardcover issue, which must have been quite small. INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For--/Best wishes--/ Rita Dove/ 10 Feb 98." Fine.

[Book #52955]       Price: $150.00
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