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THREE DREAMS AND AN OLD POEM. Paul Blackburn. THREE DREAMS AND AN OLD POEM.
(Buffalo, NY: University Press at Buffalo, 1970.). First edition. The Beau Fleuve Series Number One, edited by Allen DeLoach. One of 1000 copies. This one with "COMPLIMENTARY - NOT FOR SALE" sticker inside front cover. Fine in stapled paperwraps.

[Book #35898]       Price: $35.00
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THE TEETH MOTHER NAKED AT LAST. Robert Bly. THE TEETH MOTHER NAKED AT LAST.
(San Francisco): City Light Books, (1970). First edition. Number 26 in The Pocket Poets Series. Very good to near fine in pictorial paperwraps with light soiling and a small skinned spot (from sticker removal) on front cover.

[Book #26277]       Price: $40.00
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COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53. Louise Bogan. COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53.
New York: Noonday Press, (1954). First edition. Errata slip laid in. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with one small closed tear (with small tape repair on verso), light soiling and spine slightly tanned.

[Book #35634]       Price: $100.00
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THE BOOK OF THE DEAD. George H. Boker. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1882. First edition. Light edge rubbing and some wear to spine ends and tips, otherwise about fine in green cloth with gilt lettering bright. Typed poem by Boker, "Ad Criticam," on 4 x 7" paper laid in (previously published?). Scarce.

[Book #36436]       Price: $150.00
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AVAILABLE LIGHT. Philip Booth. AVAILABLE LIGHT.
New York: The Viking Press, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the endpaper to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen in joy of their being... with great affection and admiration for each. Philip 12 IV 76." Booth has also noted at the base of the half-title page, "Author's corrections: p. 24, p. 65," added a comma to p.24:9(up), and struck the last three asterisks from p.65. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny closed tear to back panel, otherwise fine.

[Book #53711]       Price: $150.00
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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53751]       Price: $250.00
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AMERICAN CITIZEN: Naturalized in Leadville, Colorado: A Poem. Kay Boyle, Carson McCullers. AMERICAN CITIZEN: Naturalized in Leadville, Colorado: A Poem.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. First edition. 15-page poem to Carson McCullers, written while both writers' husbands were serving overseas. Thin, stapled selfwraps (with flaps). Name on first blank otherwise near fine with some tanning, as usually seen.

[Book #48200]       Price: $30.00
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THE LINCOLN LYRICS. John Malcolm Brinnin, Abraham Lincoln. THE LINCOLN LYRICS.
Norfolk: New Directions, 1942. First edition. Sequence of "poems suggested by themes or events in the life of Abraham Lincoln." In New Directions "Poet of the Month" series. Plain stiff paperwraps in blue, printed dust jacket. (There was also a small simultaneous issue in boards.) Near fine with edges a little tanned.

[Book #33708]       Price: $25.00
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FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time]. Joseph Brodsky. FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time].
Minsk: Eridan, 1992. Presumed first edition with "first time published in our country and abroad" (in Russian) on copyright page. Written in the Russian language. Volume one of a two-volume set collecting poems, essays and plays, this volume being poetry only. Near fine in like dust jacket with only mild soiling and shelfwear and one thumb-nail sized chip from top edge rear panel. Although not noted in the book, this volume is from the collection of Robert Wilson, who operated the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City from 1951 to 1989 and was a prominent member of the literary community.

[Book #52602]       Price: $100.00
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THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems. Walter Henderson Brooks, intro C. G. Woodson, dust jacket James Amos Porter. THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc. (1945). First edition. Walter Brooks was born into slavery in 1851 and went on to serve as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in D.C. for over sixty years. Illustrated with photographs of Brooks beginning at age 15 in 1866, just one year out of slavery. Publisher and the author of the 22-page preface Carter G. Woodson founded The Associated Publishers in 1920--it is the oldest African-American publishing company in the United States. Dust jacket illustrated by James Porter, a pioneer in the field of African-American art history. Small dent and faint red mark on spine, light stain to front cover otherwise bright, crisp and near fine in bright, very good or better slightly rumpled dust jacket with matching red mark on spine, light internal damp staining, few small chips and closed tears. Scarce to rare.

[Book #54956]       Price: $450.00
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THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems. Micheal Dennis Browne. THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page: "for Allen and Helen --with love from Michael / West Redding January 21, 1971," with tiny drawing of a flower in a flower pot. In addition, on page 33 under the poem "La Fille Aux Cheveux De," the author has written in the same black marker used on the title page "Limekiln Road August 1968." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #41374]       Price: $45.00
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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1977. First edition thus. Two volume set. Casa Guidi Windows is edited with an introduction by Julia Markus. Sonnets From the Portuguese is a facsimile edition of the British Library manuscript, edited with an introduction by William S. Peterson. Both have color frontispieces. Number 977 of 1000 sets. Fine in near fine slipcase.

[Book #51595]       Price: $50.00
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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim.
Guilio Giannini Jr. (Florence, Italy: Guilio Giannini & Figlio, n.d.). Nice reprint. Illustrated by Guilio Giannini Jr. Near fine in white-and-red flower-patterned binding with paper label on front.

[Book #50125]       Price: $45.00
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POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American. William Cullen. Washington Irving Bryant. POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American.
London: J. Andrews, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original drab boards, untrimmed. [BAL 10134.] Published 2 months after the U.S. with same contents but this edition edited by Irving who introduced Bryant's poetry to British audiences in his preface, added several pages of notes at the end and, per William/Edge (p.97), altered "The Song of Marion's Men." Poor with all but small remnant of spine label perished, front cover detached but present, spine back significantly chipped.

[Book #54917]       Price: $150.00
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WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. Robert Burns. WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
London;: James Cochrane and Co. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

[Book #40671]       Price: $1,000.00
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BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS. Lord Byron. BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS.
London: John Murray, 1853. Eight volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth. Beppo & Don Juan, Dramas, and Miscellanies in two volumes each and Childe Harold and Tales & Poems, each in one volume. Complete set? No illustrations. Minor corner wear, tiny hole in one spine, and the tops of all the spines are worn, otherwise very good.

[Book #28288]       Price: $125.00
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LI PO'S SANDALWOOD BOAT: Poems in Light. Dan Carr. LI PO'S SANDALWOOD BOAT: Poems in Light.
Hardwick: The Four Zoas Press, [1975]. First edition. SIGNED by Carr and numbered "XVI" (16). Limitation unstated but judging from the number of offerings of the book we've seen, there can't have been many copies and not all were signed. Near fine in plain green, unprinted paperwraps.

[Book #51412]       Price: $40.00
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ULTRAMARINE. Raymond Carver. ULTRAMARINE.
New York: Random House, (1986). First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Author Doris Grumbach's copy, with her initials on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with just a touch of minor edge rubbing.

[Book #29699]       Price: $100.00
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MARCHING SOLDIER. Joyce Cary. MARCHING SOLDIER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1945). First edition. A long poem on the tragedy of war. Near fine in price-clipped, near fine dust jacket.

[Book #54163]       Price: $40.00
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APRIL TWILIGHTS. Willa Cather. APRIL TWILIGHTS.
Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903. First edition of her first book; a "vanity press" production of thirty-six poems. Cather reportedly destoryed what remained of the edition in 1908. INSCRIBED, "Mr. J. W. Rankin / From an old friend / Willa Silbert Cather / New York / May Second / 1914." Cather moved to Pittsburgh in 1896 and taught at Central High School for one year. Rankin also taught there, and we assume that is where they formed their friendship. (She moved on to Alleghany High School in 1897 where she taught English and Latin, and became the head of the English department. She left Pittsburgh in 1906.) Recased with the original paper-covering laid down and with the original printed labels retained. Both labels are darkened, the front appears to have had the lettering touched up, and the spine label has been mounted upside-down (with the lettering running down instead of up) and slightly beneath its original location. Not ideal but quite scarce inscribed. HER SCARCE FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54535]       Price: $3,500.00
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ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems. Nathan Cervo. ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems.
Amherst, MA: Rat & Mole Press, (1973). First edition. Gray stapled paperwraps lettered in black on front, Near fine.

[Book #51288]       Price: $35.00
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FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING. Barbara Chase-Riboud. FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing and a few barely noticeable imperfections in finish (production error). Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

[Book #33923]       Price: $45.00
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STONES, A LITANY. James W. Chichetto. STONES, A LITANY.
Boston: Four Zoas Night House, 1980. First edition. Poetry. One of 250 copies. Cream-colored, printed paperwraps, bound with string, near fine with a few very small marks of soiling to the cover, but otherwise only minimal wear. Seems too scarce for there to actually have been 250 copies.

[Book #51290]       Price: $45.00
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THE KINGFISHER. Amy Clampitt. THE KINGFISHER.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition of her first regularly published book. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored printed wraps.

[Book #45234]       Price: $45.00
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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems. Billy Collins. QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems.
New York: William Morrow, (1991). First edition. THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER ISSUE -- SIGNED on the title page by Collins and dated "Jan 1992." The book was issued simultaneously in softcover and even that issue is scarce. An early selection of poems from the eventual Poet Laureate, exhibiting his usual wry, probing humor. Selected from his many magazine appearances by poet Edward Hirsch for The National Poetry series. Fine in crisp, fine dust jacket with only the faintest crease to rear panel. SCARCE SIGNED HARDCOVER ISSUE.

[Book #53538]       Price: $1,250.00
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