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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.

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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.

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ASH-WEDNESDAY. T. S. Eliot. ASH-WEDNESDAY.
London: Faber & Faber, 1930. First edition. Fine in good-only dust jacket with considerable wear, tape repair (inside and out), 3/4-inch chipped from top of spine affecting "T. S." and small holes in spine, one of which affects "AY" in title. Still, scarce in any dust jacket.

[Book #45729]       Price: $175.00
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FOUR QUARTETS. T. S. Eliot. FOUR QUARTETS.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1943). First U.S. edition, preceding the UK hardback. First printing with the "first American edition" statement; one of only 788 copies released. Collects BURNT NORTON, EAST COKER, THE DRY SALVAGES, and LITTLE GIDDING first published separately as pamphlets in London in 1941 and '42. Cyril Connolly lists FOUR QUARTETS in his "Modern Movement: 100 Key Books 1880-1950," calling it "the most important poem since Yeat's 'The Tower,' and, as many think, of the century." The book is bright and near fine in black cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. In the first-state, E. McKnight Kauffer-designed dust jacket with $2.00 price in upper corner front flap, back flap blank, and nine bold-print titles on rear panel ending with "Old Possum's." Small chip to top edge rear panel which is a bit tanned, short and inconspicuous closed tear to top edge front panel, spine ends and corners showing the barest nicks, otherwise the dust jacket is very good to near fine. FIRST HARDBACK EDITION.

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FOUR QUARTETS. T. S. Eliot. FOUR QUARTETS.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1943). First edition, second printing without bracketed code used in subsequent printings. Collects BURNT NORTON, EAST COKER, THE DRY SALVAGES, and LITTLE GIDDING; precedes the UK collected edition. Slender black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Near fine with spine ends and corners a little shelf worn. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54905]       Price: $150.00
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EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry. T. S. Eliot. EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry.
New York: Knopf, 1917 [1918]. First edition of Eliot's second book, one of only 1000 copies printed. Issued anonymously in January 1918 to coincide with the publication of Pound's LUSTRA. Eliot's authorship was not revealed until 1920. Original rose paper boards, without the plain dust jacket. Spine faded to tan, small closed tear on spine, hinge starting at title page (still tight), otherwise very good or better.

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POEMS. Ralph Waldo Emerson. POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Later printing. First published in London in 1847, and in Boston the same year. Small, blue cloth-covered boards stamped in blind on front and back and in gold on spine; all page edges gilt. Spine ends and corners somewhat worn, otherwise very good with some darkening to the coated endpapers and foxing to the prelims. A nifty little book nonetheless.

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DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry. Kenneth Fearing. DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry.
New York: Random House, (1938). First edition. Pastedowns unavoidably darkened, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket.

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WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED. Eugene Field. WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED.
Washington D.C. Privately Printed, 1901. First edition. #98 of 100 hand illuminated copies. Near fine in lightly soiled white paperwraps with one small closed tear along the bottom of the front cover.

[Book #51596]       Price: $75.00
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THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA. Roy Fisher, David Jones. THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA.
London: Fulcrum Press, (1966). First edition. Dust jacket and frontispiece from a wood engraving by artist David Jones. "A poet of international reputation has broken through the barrier between poetry and prose with this disturbing and original volume" (from the dust jacket flap). Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #54879]       Price: $30.00
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THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US. Carolyn Forche. THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition after the 1981 signed, limited. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht on title page, "For Anthony, With great admiration and warm regards, and with gratitiude for your warmth and welcome at the library. October 26, 1982 / Washington, D. C" (not signed). Hecht's ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in near fine dust jacket which is folded just slightly off-center and subtly toned on spine.

[Book #53727]       Price: $250.00
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HIGH GERMANY: Eleven Sets of Verse. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. HIGH GERMANY: Eleven Sets of Verse.
London: Duckworth & Co. 1911. First edition. Scarce volume of poetry published during the run-up to WWI. Ezra Pound, its first reviewer, noted: "Mr. Hueffer is making some sort of experiment in modernity. The results will displease most readers. They are nonetheless interesting ... [two of the poems] are true music. They are rare music. And the book is interesting, let us say to me personally, because Mr Hueffer is searching ... for a vital something which has in too great a degree slipped out of modern poetry" (Poetry Review, March 1912, "The Book of the Month"). Harvey [A35] notes copies with and without an errata leaf tipped before p.[vii]--this copy does not appear to have every had one. Original tan wrappers, lettered and decorated in green. Lacking the front endpaper. Covers lightly soiled and moderated foxing to prelims and page edges, otherwise, very good or better. SCARCE VOLUME OF POETRY.

[Book #53782]       Price: $750.00
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THE LONE STRIKER. Robert Frost. THE LONE STRIKER.
(New York: Knopf, 1933). First edition. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED to a friend, "For Phillips Palmer / from Robert Frost / 1933." Number eight of The Borzoi Chap Books. Thin, tan, handsewn paperwraps printed in red and black. Fine in very good, original envelope. INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND.

[Book #52597]       Price: $750.00
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A MOOD APART. Robert Frost. A MOOD APART.
[Durham, NC]: Duke University, 1945. First edition. First appearance of poem later collected in STEEPLE BUSH (1947). Approximately 7 x 10" broadside poem illustrated with photograph of Frost in the Rare Book Room of the Duke University Library. Flattened creases where previously folded to quarters, archival tape repair on verso where creases intersect, otherwise very good to near fine. Together with "Library Notes," a bulletin issued for the "Friends of Duke University Library" detailing Frost's visit and publication of the broadside. (Single sheet folded to make 4 pages; similarly creased where previously folded.) Rare. UNRECORDED BROADSIDE.

[Book #49100]       Price: $450.00
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NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem. Robert Frost. NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem.
[New York]: (Spiral Press, 1935). First edition. INSCRIBED opposite the title page, "To Phillips Palmer with / adjuration to keep on taking poetry in his own way / RF." Single poem issued as a holiday greeting. One of 450 (of 1,235 total) with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Small, plain paperwraps sewn into a thin Japanese "Kikone" dustwrapper. Light offset from paper to first and last page, as usually seen, and touch of edgewear to the dust jacket, otherwise nearly fine. In original mailing envelope addressed to Palmer in Frost's hand. INSCRIBED HOLIDAY GREETING.

[Book #52595]       Price: $750.00
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TO A YOUNG WRETCH. Robert Frost. TO A YOUNG WRETCH.
(New York: Spiral Press, 1937). First edition. Holiday greeting, this one with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Plain white paperwraps in thin, gold dust jacket printed in black. Some edge chipping, still a very good example of this very fragile jacket. In original mailing envelope addressed to Phillips Palmer in Frost's hand. Together with TWO TELEGRAMS TO PHILLIPS PALMER. One dated December 11th and sent to Palmer at his home by Frost's wife, "Mr Frost sick in bed suggest your coming next Monday instead of tomorrow." And the other sent by Frost to Palmer at Middlebury College (where Frost taught at the Bread Loaf School of English for so many years), "Must be misquoted sounds not the least like me in form or content someone must be trying to set me up in a new pretentiousness...." The telegrams, which are housed in a tattered Western Union Telegram envelope, are tanned and just starting to split at folds. INSCRIBED HOLIDAY GREETING.

[Book #52596]       Price: $500.00
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DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems. Brendan Gill. DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems.
Windham, CT: Hawthorn House, 1935. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good with covers rubbed and spine ends and tips worn. There were only 160 copies, making this book understandably scarce.

[Book #35677]       Price: $200.00
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SUNFLOWER SUTRA. Original Photographs by J. C. Netherwood. Allen Ginsberg. SUNFLOWER SUTRA. Original Photographs by J. C. Netherwood.
No place or date. First edition and only edition. Portfolio of 12 original black & white photographs illustrating Ginsberg's poem "Sunflower Sutra." Each photograph is mounted on an 11x14-inch board with a different part of the poem beneath. The full text of the poem is mounted on 2 separate boards. The box housing the boards is inscribed by Netherwood to Bill Kinter in May 1976. Kinter was a Ginsberg scholar particularly interested in the poet's Sunflower Sutra. A unique, handmade production in fine condition. A unique Ginsberg.

[Book #29570]       Price: $300.00
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SELECTED POEMS. Oliver St. John Gogarty. SELECTED POEMS.
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1933. First U.S. edition. Fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear, spine tanned and few small chips.

[Book #43108]       Price: $75.00
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LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND. Alis Goldate. LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND.
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the free endpaper in 1976. Very good or better with a touch of rubbing to the bottom of the spine. In a price-clipped dust jacket that has a thin short line of blue offset to the front cover (appears to be a production error), but otherwise has just the barest wear and would be in fine condition.

[Book #50758]       Price: $60.00
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POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. Oliver Goldsmith. POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
London: B. Newbery and T. Johnson, 1780. Early edition with the ten-page "Life of the Author" added. The first edition was published in Dublin in 1777. Engraved title page; final leaf with contents listed on recto and with verso stating: "This edition contains several additions and corrections never before printed; being the only perfect one ever published of this celebrated author's poems." on the divisional title page for "She Stoops to Conquer," the date of the first printing is given as 1772 instead of 1773. Pages 12 and 253 misnumbered 11 and 221. No front endpaper or frontis portrait present. The first page is the title page, which is neatly trimmed at the top (affecting margin only), shows bleed-through from previous owner's name and date (1838) on verso, and is partially detached. This copy contains three full-page illustrations, which we believe is the correct number based on other copies on OCLC. Full polished calf with 5 raised bands and leather label that is worn but still readable. Pencilled and inked notes on unprinted end sheets, faint old damp stains to last several leaves, otherwise text block is clean and relatively free from foxing and staining; signature K2 (pp.161-180) loose but still holding.

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JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529. Robert Graves, , John Skelton. JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529.
[No place: No publisher, No date (circa 1943)]. First edition, later issue. Poems modernized by Graves. Originally published by Ernest Benn in 1927, this is the remainder binding issued by Eyre & Spottiswoode (E & S) who purchased the Benn stock; the covers are the same as for "The Augustan Poets Series" published by them in 1943 but with wine-red, simulated-cloth cover pasted over with cut-out to reveal only the title on front cover. This copy with errata slip laid in; "f" broken on p.28; slug absent p. 14, line 3; smudge on p. 21; and broken "c" p.22. Few foxed spots on inside of covers, otherwise very good. Scarce.

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ON ENGLISH POETRY. Robert Graves. ON ENGLISH POETRY.
London: Wm. Heinemann, 1922. First edition, first issue in yellow cloth. Unavoidable offset to endpapers, page edges very faintly foxed, rear cover lightly soiled and spine ends just slightly darkened, still very good or better in very good, tanned dust jacket with shallow chipping, few inconspicuous tears and spine extremities chipped away (not affecting any lettering).

[Book #52311]       Price: $300.00
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THE PIER-GLASS. Robert Graves. THE PIER-GLASS.
London: Martin Secker, [no date but 1921]. First edition. 500 copies printed. Patterned paper covered boards with printed spine label. Good or better with spine tanned, short splits at spine ends, small bump and tear to top edge front cover, short inscription on front free endpaper, offset on title page (caused by publisher's tissue guard). Lacks dust jacket.

[Book #35944]       Price: $75.00
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POEMS 1953. Robert Graves. POEMS 1953.
London: Cassell & Company Ltd. (1953). First edition. Fine with only light bumping to lower corner tips. In dust jacket that is complete and has only light soiling and small bit of softening on top spine edge.

[Book #35918]       Price: $60.00
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