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THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems. Edwin Markham. THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems.
New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. Clothbound, first edition thus. The author's first book. It initially appeared as a 4-page supplement to the San Francisco Examiner, then as paperwraps edition. This is the second edition but the first clothbound edition. First issue with "fruitless" p.35:6 (versus "milkless"). Very good or better with bookplate on front pastedown and minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

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INTRO FOR DARK BROWN. Michael McClure. INTRO FOR DARK BROWN.
No-pl: No-publ, May 12, 1960. First edition thus. Two 7 x 11" off-white sheets printing the introduction used for the second edition of McClure's collection of erotic poems, DARK BROWN, which was published by Dave Haselwood Books (formerly Auerhahn Press) in 1967. A little rubbing to lettering on first sheet where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. Scarce to rare. Copy of the book included.

[Book #54920]       Price: $125.00
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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE. Herman Melville, William Plomer. SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE.
London: Hogarth Press, 1943. First edition. Very good with small stamp on front pastedown; in dust jacket with spine and edges darkened, splitting on folds and one inch-long chip.

[Book #39754]       Price: $60.00
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METAMORPHOSIS OF 741. James Merrill, , Anthony Hecht. METAMORPHOSIS OF 741.
Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1977. First edition. A section of an untitled longer poem. Number 58 of 440 numbered copies. Presentation copy INSCRIBED, "Fondest greetings to Tony & Helen Hecht from some odd birds of paradise (Stonington 25 iii 77)." Anthony Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Printed on Arches paper. Fine in paperwraps and original printed envelope. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM SOME ODD BIRDS OF PARADISE"

[Book #53653]       Price: $350.00
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #54569]       Price: $250.00
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CON MARIANNE MOORE. Marianne Moore, Annalisa Cima. CON MARIANNE MOORE.
(Milan): Al'insegna del Pesce D'oro, (1968). First edition. One of 1000 numbered copies. Includes an introduction in Italian by Cima; Moore's poem, "To Victor Hugo of My Crow Pluto" (in Italian and English); and ten full-page photos, mostly of Moore. Small, 3x4" in heavy plain wraps and dust jacket illustrated with photo of Moore on front cover decked out in cape and hat. Fine copy with just the barest wear at corners and faintest soiling to rear of yellow wrap-around band.

[Book #45606]       Price: $100.00
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THE VINEDRESSER AND OTHER POEMS. T. Sturge Moore. THE VINEDRESSER AND OTHER POEMS.
London: Unicorn, 1899. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Minor edge wear but still very good in original green cloth with gilt lettering.

[Book #2181]       Price: $50.00
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BEDROCK. Timothy Murphy. BEDROCK.
No-place: Aralia Press, 1998. First edition. One of 160 unnumbered copies. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anthony Hecht, "To Tony Hecht with fond wishes for a prolific New Year. Tim Murphy 28 December 1998." Also with a four-line inscription on an early page signed "Timothy of Shrewsbury." Fine in black cloth boards with white title label on spine. Printed on Johannot paper with Weiss type. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54404]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS. Vladimir Nabokov. POEMS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1959. First edition. Drawings by Robin Jacques. Complete poetic works in English to this date. Very good with offset on endpapers, small bookstore label on back pastedown, foxing and dampstains on endpapers and cloth edges rubbed; in a soiled dust jacket with one closed tear and a few small nicks. Despite the noted flaws, a nice copy.

[Book #39807]       Price: $125.00
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THE SALT GARDEN: Poems. Howard Nemerov. THE SALT GARDEN: Poems.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown & Co. (1955). First edition. His third book of poetry. INSCRIBED "for Virginia Albee, with best wishes, Howard Nemerov 7 ii 55." The black paper-covered pictorial boards show wear on corners and spine ends; in dust jacket with matching wear and tape on verso at top of spine.

[Book #43007]       Price: $50.00
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FOUR POEMS (THREE & ONE). Toby Olson, , illustrator Mary Laird. FOUR POEMS (THREE & ONE).
Mt. Horeb/Driftless: Perishable Press, 1976. First edition. Four poems by Olson illustrated with two drawings by Laird. One of 145 unnumbered and unsigned copies. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Anthony Hecht with all best wishes Toby Olson 10-13-78." Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Fine in marbled paper covers without a label. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY.

[Book #53655]       Price: $250.00
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THE GOLDEN TREASURY: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes. Francis T. Palgrave. THE GOLDEN TREASURY: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1919/1921. Two volumes; 1919 edition is second series and 1921 edition is revised and enlarged edition. Top page edges gilt, bound by Baynton in three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Light rubbing and scattered light foxing to prelims, otherwise near fine and very attractive.

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POEMS. Thomas William Parsons. POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Second issue, with "Preface to the Letters" p.[11] and pp.[11] to 14 cancels. INSCRIBED, "To Mrs. Lucy A Willard, with the love and kind remembrance of T. W. Parsons October 1854." Top quarter-inch of spine worn away and a few soiled spots, otherwise a very good to fine, tight, square copy.

[Book #39876]       Price: $100.00
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A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS. Ezra Pound. A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, no date [1933]. First U.S. edition, second issue, with p.61-2 on cancel leaf and offending word p.62 reading "sh-t." Only 1000 copies printed. Originally published in 1930 in Paris, but this U.S. edition precedes the one in the UK Pages lightly tanned, with touch of offset to endpapers. Near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49019]       Price: $100.00
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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

[Book #50569]       Price: $60.00
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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

[Book #53344]       Price: $200.00
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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

[Book #20213]       Price: $50.00
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CORNHUSKERS. Carl Sandburg. CORNHUSKERS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1918. First edition, second state (with page 3 unnumbered). A good or better copy that looks better than it sounds--old damp stains to paper boards, shallow chip in paper at head of spine; in price-clipped, water-stained dust jacket with only minimal edge wear.

[Book #52959]       Price: $100.00
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EARLY MOON. Carl Sandburg. EARLY MOON.
James Daugherty. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1930). First edition. Illustrated by James Daugherty. Everyday poems for children and grown-ups. Purple cloth spine and purple page top page edges sunned, pages lightly tanned (acidic paper?), extremities showing some shelf wear, silver spine lettering a little rubbed, still very good in darkened but still bright pictorial dust jacket with all four flap corners clipped and shallow chipping to spine ends.

[Book #48900]       Price: $100.00
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ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY. Robert Sargent. ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY.
(Washington, D.C. The Word Works, 1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ernie: I can't tell you how much I appreciate your words on the cover. Looking forward to seeing you. Bob." Inscription is to poet Ernest Kroll, who provided the following blurb that appears on the back cover: "Genuine in an age of phonies. Comes through as Sargent pure, a sure voice. -- Ernest Kroll." Also INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD AND PROMOTIONAL CARD, both to Kroll. The postcard speaks of getting Kroll's book TATTOO PARLOR AND OTHER FRAXIOMS, "-- a beautiful book and poems are fresh, original" and about visiting after his return from a trip to Europe. The card advertises a Sargent reading and has a note on back personally asking Kroll to come. Near fine in paperwraps. INSCRIBED TO POET PROVIDING A BACK-COVER BLURB.

[Book #50933]       Price: $75.00
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SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS. Robert Haven Schauffler. SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Mrs. Samuel Prentiss who suggested the book---." Also a gift inscription below Schauffler's. Very good with a cover that is rubbed on corners and spine ends and lightly soiled. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems. Shelley, sshe. THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems.
London: Oxford University Press, 1912. First edition thus. Half-leather binding with marbled endpapers. Very good with rubbing along the edges and foxing to the endpapers. Hinge beginning to crack in the front. Front endpaper corner torn off (was attached to pastedown in corner). First blank page has previous owner's identifying information on it.

[Book #51605]       Price: $100.00
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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. 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. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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