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MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie. Wallace Stevens. MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie.
(Torino): Giulio Einaudi Editori, (1954). First edition. Only 3000 copies printed. English and Italian texts on opposing pages. This poetry collection includes the first appearance of "The River of Rivers in Connecticut" and 17 pages of previously unpublished notes on his poetry. Stevens was a reluctant commentator on his own work, and these notes are believed to be the only comments he ever made in print on his poetry. [Edelstein A21.] Short, inconspicuous tear to fore edge front cover, otherwise bright and nearly fine in paperwraps. Lacking the plain glassine dust jacket.

[Book #48885]       Price: $350.00
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COLLECTED POEMS. Robert Louis Stevenson. COLLECTED POEMS.
London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1950. First edition. Edited and with an introduction and notes by Janet Adam Smith. Near fine in dark blue cloth with silver lettering; in lightly foxed dust jacket with a tiny chip and few small tears, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54420]       Price: $150.00
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ONE AND TWENTY: Duke Narratiive and Verse. William Styron. ONE AND TWENTY: Duke Narratiive and Verse.
[Durham]: Duke University Press, 1945. First edition. Styron's first book appearance--SIGNED by him on the half-title page. Foreword by William Blackburn. Illustrated by the pupils of Clare Leighton. Contributions by Styron and others. Fine in dust jacket slightly taller than the book so that top edge is just a bit worn, otherwise fine.

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BURNT PEARLS: Ghetto Poems. Abraham Sutzkever. 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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POEMS & BALLADS: First Series. Algernon Charles Swinburne. POEMS & BALLADS: First Series.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904. First of this limited edition. One of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Originally published in 1866, this critically-acclaimed poetry was considered lustful and scandalous at the time. Tissue-protected frontispiece portait from the original by his friend D. G. Rosetti. Green silk-ribbon bookmark has lightly offset at p.185, front inner hinge just starting, slight crease and darkening at heel of spine, otherwise bright and near fine in somewhat darkened dust jacket, which is split at spine but still holding, with loss at head of spine not affecting lettering, and at top corners of the unprinted front and rear panels. Housed in original, light-blue slipcase which is tanned, with the edges a bit rough, but paper label still bright. Scarce in jacket and slipcase.

[Book #48829]       Price: $250.00
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A DOG OF WAR. John Taylor. A DOG OF WAR.
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1927. First thus. Originally published circa 1628. Number 225 of 375 copies. Includes hand-coloured engravings on wood by Hester Sainbury. Orange buckram spine and orange paper boards with gold lettering on spine. The book has the barest rubbing on edges but is otherwise fine. In dustwrapper a little darkened on top inch of front panel and spine, and with minute chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #36809]       Price: $100.00
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THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson. THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems.
London and New York: Macmillian and Co. 1892. Two volumes. First UK edition and first U.S. edition. Cloth edges show minor wear on corners and spine ends, previous owner's bookplate in UK. Otherwise both are very good condition.

[Book #24089]       Price: $50.00
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THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON. Francis Thompson. THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON.
London: Burns & Oates Ltd. (1913). First edition. Three volume set of his poems (first two volumes) and prose. All three volumes have some foxing (mostly to endpapers) and a small bookstore sticker on front pastedown, otherwise they are bright and about near fine in dust jackets. All three dust jackets have tanned spines and edge chipping, especially to spine ends, with some spine lettering affected. Still, an attractive set that is scarce in dust jackets.

[Book #32940]       Price: $175.00
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NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear" Mortimer N. as Q. K. Philander Doesticks Thomson. NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear".
New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1857. First edition. An answer in verse to the mocking of the rich in the (then) recently published satirical poem, "Nothing to Wear," pointing out the generousity and charity of many in the upper classes. 16mo brown cloth boards elaborately blind stamped on covers and lettered and with gilt decoration on front. Ad leaf tipped to front free endpaper; illustrations and frontis tipped in. Scattered foxing, tipped in leaves darkened, covers show moderate staining and spine ends softened and rubbed, otherwise about very good.

[Book #38174]       Price: $50.00
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7 MEN. Boris Todrin. 7 MEN.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Unavoidable offset due to the binding glue on the pastedowns, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with one small closed tear and spine darkened but still very good. Clippings and publisher ads in envelope laid in.

[Book #45536]       Price: $60.00
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COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993. John Updike. COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Card SIGNED by Updike laid in. Uncorrected proof with probable publlishing date of April 1993. Fine in charcoal paperwraps.

[Book #48806]       Price: $100.00
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HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS. John Updike. HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1959. First British edition of the author's first book, entitled "The Carpentered Hen" in the States. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #46190]       Price: $100.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. One of 350 SIGNED numbered copies. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase.

[Book #47230]       Price: $150.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with one chip to top, back panel and closed tear to top of front flap; otherwise would be near fine with only slight wear, mostly concentrated along the head of the spine and the corners.

[Book #50403]       Price: $50.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only the slightest of wear to spine ends and corners.

[Book #50866]       Price: $60.00
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VERSE. John Updike. VERSE.
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc. (1965). First edition. Minor soiling, otherwise fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps. A paperback original, consisting of THE CARPENTERED HEN and TELEPHONE POLES. Not published in hardback.

[Book #35933]       Price: $60.00
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LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS. Mona Van Duyn. 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. Mona Van Duyn, Margaret DeCardy. 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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GIANT NIGHT. Anne Waldman. GIANT NIGHT.
New York: Corinth Books, 1970. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK to be commercially published. Fine in fine dust jacket showing only a touch of minor shelfwear.

[Book #54502]       Price: $75.00
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HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete. Alice Walker. HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace, (1991). First edition. SIGNED on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40468]       Price: $60.00
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ONCE: POEMS. Alice Walker. ONCE: POEMS.
New York: Harcourt Brace / Harvest Books, (1976). First Harvest Books edition and first paperback edition. Her first book, originally published in 1968. SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #54445]       Price: $75.00
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RAINBOW. Sylvia Townsend Warner. RAINBOW.
(New York: Knopf, no-date [1933]). First edition. The eventual Borzoi Chap Book number TWO in a presumed trial binding and/or dust jacket resembling the trade issue but unsewn and with "This is number THREE of THE BORZOI CHAP BOOKS" on back of jacket. Near fine.

[Book #52598]       Price: $100.00
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ELEVEN POEMS ON THE SAME THEME. Robert Penn Warren. ELEVEN POEMS ON THE SAME THEME.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1942). First edition. In the New Directions "Poet of the Month" series. His second collection of poetry. Fine in plain stiff paperwraps in dust jacket which is slightly faded on spine and has a small crease at top of front panel. There was also a small simultaneous edition in boards.

[Book #33761]       Price: $60.00
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NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985. Robert Penn Warren. NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985.
New York: Random House, (1985). First edition. Number 165 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Published to celebrate his 80th birthday. Fine with a tiny touch of creasing at spine ends; in original, near fine slipcase. Issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #49619]       Price: $200.00
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OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974. Robert Penn Warren. OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition. Number 206 of 300 SIGNED, numbered copies. Slight sunning to spine, otherwise near fine or better in original black paper-covered slipcase which is a little bumped and worn at corners (very slight paper loss at open edges). Issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #49045]       Price: $100.00
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