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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.

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SMALL ARCHIVE consisting of a CHAPBOOK, TWO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, & TWO TELEGRAMS: Includes THE LONE STRIKER, NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP, and TO A YOUNG WRETCH. Robert Frost, Phillips Farmer. SMALL ARCHIVE consisting of a CHAPBOOK, TWO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, & TWO TELEGRAMS: Includes THE LONE STRIKER, NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP, and TO A YOUNG WRETCH.
(New York: Knopf / Spiral Press, 1933 -1937). First edition. Small archive of a friendship between Frost and Phillips Palmer. Includes a chapbook, THE LONE STRIKER (1933), presentation copy INSCRIBED, "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. NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP (1935). INSCRIBED, "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 dust jacket, otherwise nearly fine. In original mailing envelope addressed to Palmer in Frost's hand. Frost, Robert. TO A YOUNG WRETCH, (1937). Holiday greeting, illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes, "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint 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. TWO TELEGRAMS: 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"; the other sent by Frost to Palmer at Middlebury College, "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...." Telegrams are tanned and starting to split at folds and include a tattered Western Union Telegram envelope.

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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.

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FUGITIVES: An Anthology of Verse. Fugitive Poets. FUGITIVES: An Anthology of Verse.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1928). First edition. In the scarce to rare dust jacket. Poetry by John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Merrill Moore, Laura Riding, Robert Penn Warren, et al. Includes previously unpublished material. The Fugitives were poet activists (primarily at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee) who published an influential literarly magazine of their works, "The Fugitive," from 1922 to 1925. This 1928 collection "represents the very best of a small but important group" (dust jacket flap). Spine label and board edges a bit sunned otherwise very good to near fine in about very good dust jacket with only a few small chips but with spine rubbed and unevenly tanned (not affecting lettering).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Penciled 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).

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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.

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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.

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POSITIVES. Thom Gunn, Ander Gunn. POSITIVES.
Ander Gunn. London: Faber and Faber, (1966). First edition. Verses by Thom Gunn and photographs by Ander Gunn. Near fine in dust jacket.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XXI [21] of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

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MOLY. Thom Gunn. MOLY.
London: Faber and Faber, (1971). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A very bright, clean copy.

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TOUCH. Thom Gunn. TOUCH.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, attractive copy.

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HEROES OF THE TETON MYTHOS. Sam Hamill. HEROES OF THE TETON MYTHOS.
(Denver: Copper Canyon Press, 1973). First edition. One of 500 copies. Near fine in paperwraps with faint soil mark near spine and light sticker shadow to front cover. (Only 10 hardback copies.).

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BOOK FOR SENSEI. Jim Harrison. BOOK FOR SENSEI.
Pacifica: Big Bridge Press, 1990. First edition. One of 74 numbered copies. There were also 26 signed lettered copies. Poems by Harrison, Rothenberg, McClure, Whalen, Kyger, and Codrescu, with illustratations by Nancy Davis. Accordian-folded sheet attached to boards in back and front. In slipcase. Nice production and scarce. Signed by the artist.

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THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004. Seamus Heaney. THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004.
Dublin: Irish Writers Center, 2005. First edition. Number 8 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes two poems and an essay written by Seamus Heaney in memory of Milosz. Designed by Pawel Tryzno and printed partially on Zanders Zeta paper and partially on handwoven paper by the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland. The book has stainless steel covers and comes in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles published in Polish newspapers in the days following Milosz's death. Housed in an elaborate, folding, black-cardstock case with dripping black-ink design on one edge and author's name in silver on front. There were another 50 copies in the special deluxe edition in an even more intricate housing. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

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FIELD WORK. Seamus Heaney. FIELD WORK.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1979). First U.S. edition A book of poems. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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POEMS 1965-1975: Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North. Seamus Heaney. POEMS 1965-1975: Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North.
New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, (1980). First edition. Includes his first four books. Minor mark to rear board, otherwise fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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AUBADE. Anthony Hecht. AUBADE.
[Colorado Springs]: The Press at Colorado College, 2004. First edition. Hecht's final published poem, an "aubade" -- a morning love song, traditionally "from a door or window to a sleeping woman," according to Wikipedia -- printed for Hecht's reading at Colorado College on October 14, 2004, just one week before his death on October 21, the day the poem appeared in the New York Review of Books. Oblong sheet, deckled on right edge only; 21 x 9.75", folded twice to make four pages and cover flap. Finely printed, at The Press at Colorado College which "is structured like an art laboratory" according to their website, in marbled blues and white above a crop of yellow and orange discs, reminiscent of night flowing into dawn (or perhaps vice versa). Fine. A MORNING LOVE SONG, HIS FINAL PUBLISHED POEM.

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THE SUBURB BY THE SEA New Poems. Robert Hillyer. THE SUBURB BY THE SEA New Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with one small chip on the lower back panel.

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