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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 publishing 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS. Robert Penn Warren. TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS.
[New Haven]: Yale University, (1956). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. INSCRIBED TO HIS ONE-TIME EXECUTOR.

[Book #49496]       Price: $1,500.00
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RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40. James Welch. RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40.
New York: World Publ. (1971). First edition. True first; reportedly not distributed. Slight bubbling to pastedowns (production error), otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing, a small closed tear in rear panel and light tanning to edges of flaps and top edge of rear panel. A bright, attractive copy of this book of poetry.

[Book #32965]       Price: $100.00
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NATIVES OF ROCK: XX Poems: 1921-1922. Glenway Wescott. NATIVES OF ROCK: XX Poems: 1921-1922.
Pamela Bianco. New York: Francesco Bianco, (1926). First edition. Number 174 of 500 numbered copies (of 550 total). Decorations by Pamela Bianco.Fine in brown paper boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front and spine. In original glassine with few chips and tears and a fine example of the original box.

[Book #53543]       Price: $75.00
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THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED "For John Moffitt with the sincere good wishes of John Hall Wheelock," to which Wheelock has added the last five lines of his poem "The Fish-Hawk" (handwritten by Wheelock) and dated September 28, 1922. Page edges slightly soiled, otherwise fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, an inconspicuous closed tear in spine and a small abrasion to spine affecting "Panther." Still, an attractive copy that looks better than it sounds.

[Book #35572]       Price: $150.00
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THE BRIGHT DOOM: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BRIGHT DOOM: A Book of Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Wheelock's first volume of poetry since 1922. Black cloth boards, teal floral endpapers. Near fine in like dust jacket only very slighty tanned at flap folds and spine.

[Book #50357]       Price: $60.00
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BLUES & ROOTS / RUE & BLUETS: A Garland for the Southern Appalachians. Jonathan Williams. BLUES & ROOTS / RUE & BLUETS: A Garland for the Southern Appalachians.
(Durham, NC): Duke University Press, (1985). First edition thus, adding 33 new poems to the 1971 edition. "The poems [herein] make up an unofficial oral history in verse of the Southern Appalachian folk often vilified and dismissed as hillbillies" (from the foreword by Herbert Leibowitz). Number 38 of 75 numbered copies SIGNED BY WILLIAMS. Fine in fine dust jacket and slipcase, as issued.

[Book #54877]       Price: $75.00
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PATERSON: BOOK ONE. William Carlos Williams. PATERSON: BOOK ONE.
(New York): New Directions, (1946). First editon, one of only 1063 copies. Very good or better with offset to the pastedowns from the glue used in production, former owner's identifying information on free endpaper, and light soiling. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #50951]       Price: $125.00
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THE LION'S TAIL AND EYES; Poems Written Out of Laziness and Silence. James Wright, William Duffy, Robert Bly. THE LION'S TAIL AND EYES; Poems Written Out of Laziness and Silence.
(Madison, MI): The Sixties Press, 1962. First edition. Very good or better in pictorial, printed paperwraps. Previous owner's identification information is written on front endpaper and there is a minor amount of rubbing to the cover, mostly at the spine ends and corners. There also appears to be a thin and very faint damp stain to the right edge. Illustration on cover still bright and unfaded.

[Book #51686]       Price: $60.00
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CLOS CAMARDON. Stephen Yenser, illustrator Dorothea Tanning. CLOS CAMARDON.
(New York): Sea Cliffs Editions, 1985. First edition. Number 99 of 120 numbered copies with a full-page lithograph by Dorothea Tanning as frontis. SIGNED by Yenser & Tanning, Red patterned paperwrap with small title label on front cover (there were also 15 hardbound copies). Fine. SIGNED BY BOTH POET & ARTIST.

[Book #53652]       Price: $350.00
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