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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.

[Book #54272]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #45266]       Price: $60.00
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VOYAGE HOME. Sandra Hochman, Louise Bogan. VOYAGE HOME.
(Paris): Two Cities Editions, (1960). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on title page, "For Louise Bogan in admiration, Sandra Hochman (with great hopes of meeting you soon - as I have best regards from Claire Gall to give you when I return - in a few weeks- to New York!)." Pages slightly age darkened, minor edge rubbing and very light soiling, otherwise about near fine in blue-and-white, printed paperwraps. A nice association copy. Scarce.

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MANHATTAN PASTURES. Sandra Hochman. MANHATTAN PASTURES.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dustwapper which has a few foxed spots.

[Book #43118]       Price: $60.00
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DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle. Oliver Wendell Holmes. DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle.
Howard Pyle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1893. First edition. With Illustrations by Howard Pyle. Second issue with "clashed" (versus "flashed"), p.50:8 [BAL 9042]. Ornate, silver-stamped lettering and design on dark, slate-green cloth; page top edges silver. Small crimp to top rear corner, otherwise fine. A lovely copy.

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THE IRON GATE: and Other Poems. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE IRON GATE: and Other Poems.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1880. First edition. With "Chambered Nautilus" BOOKPLATE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES to front pastedown. Small 8vo., gilt-stamped green silk boards; top edge gilt; endpapers with pink design. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed and frayed, small tear to cloth at rear spine gutter, Scattered foxing to endpapers and first and last few leaves; altogether very good or better.

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THE ONE-HOSS SHAY. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE ONE-HOSS SHAY.
Pyle, Howard. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. First edition thus; publisher notes "For this new edition [Howard] Pyle has practically redrawn in color his own original illustrations, with results that give the volume an additional charm." Name on endpaper, light rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise bright and fine with gilt lettering and design and page top edges gilt. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49864]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition. Thomas Hood, W. M. Rossetti. POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1872. First edition thus: illustrated with new designs by American artists Felix Octavius Carr "F. O. C." Darley and Solomom "Sol" Eytinge, Jr. (also includes reproductions of the designs by Dore, Birket Foster, et al); and with an introduction, "A Critical Memoir," by W. M. Rossetti. Small quarto (7 x 9.5") full leather beveled boards with raised spine bands, gilt titling and brown stamped decoration and rule, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; 24 plates (most with tissue guards still present), 507 pages. Foxing to first and last blanks, touch of scattered light staining, otherwise near fine.

[Book #52520]       Price: $200.00
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HUMOROUS POEMS. Thomas Hood. HUMOROUS POEMS.
Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First trade edition, following a limited, large paper issue. Preface by Alfred Ainger and 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front and spine, all edges gilt. Boards visible at corners and few small spots along edges, spine ends frayed, frontis tissue darkened, faint foxing throughout, previous owner's name opposite half-title page. An attractive little book.

[Book #52646]       Price: $100.00
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IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems. Barbara Howes. IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems.
New York: Bonacio & Saul / Grove Press, 1954. First edition. Author's second book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light crease to bottom corner front panel.

[Book #43115]       Price: $50.00
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BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things. Mary Howitt. BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things.
Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1843. Second U.S. edition. Bookplate of Major James Edwards Poore. Pictorial title page hand colored. Also a number of appropriate pencil illustrations added at beginnings of a few poems. Cover shows wear but the copy is still tight and good or better. EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS.

[Book #39182]       Price: $100.00
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FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series. Langston Hughes, Coutee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay. FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1927). First edition. Selections from each poet's previous works; introduction by Alain Locke, "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance. Stapled selfwraps with cover serving as title page; 31 pages. Address on rear cover and one tiny tear, otherwise fine. Quite scarce.

[Book #54916]       Price: $200.00
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WODWO. Ted Hughes. WODWO.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on the front endpaper. A PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Hughes, "To Tony/ in Memoriam/ from Ted/ 13 July 1967." This was Hughes first book of poems after wife Sylvia Plath's death from suicide in 1963 -- we assume the "in Memoriam" is for her, as she and Hecht were very close friends, which is clearly indicated by her intimate letters to him. Plath and Hecht met while both were teaching at Smith College (1956-1962), where Hughes also taught. After Plath's death, Hughes and Hecht continued to be friends and each man went on to win numerous awards and to become the Poet Laureate of their country. Ted Hughes was known to greatly admired Hecht, calling him "one of the most accomplished of his extremely accomplished generation." The book is crisp and fine with only very minor wear; in a near fine, lightly age-toned dust jacket with slightly darkened spine and a few tiny nicks. An early, important association copy between two poets who went on to become highly esteemed in each other's countries as well as their own. IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

[Book #53612]       Price: $2,500.00
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WOLFWATCHING. Ted Hughes. WOLFWATCHING.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1990). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in gray paperwraps with publisher's letter laid in.

[Book #30867]       Price: $60.00
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LET EACH MAN REMEMBER. Josephine Jacobsen. LET EACH MAN REMEMBER.
Dallas, TX: Kaleidograph Press, (1940). First edition of AUTHOR'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK. Near fine with previous owner's name and date neatly written on front endpaper and faint foxing on page edges. In dust jacket with a few small closed tears, shallow chipping, light soiling and spine slightly tanned. Joseph Brodsky once praised Jacobsen's poetry for its "reserve, stoic timbre, and its high precision."

[Book #35635]       Price: $200.00
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I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK. W. C. Jameson, William Carl. I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK.
Conway, Arkansas: Seven Oaks Publ. Co. (1994). First edition. Early, or perhaps the first, poetry selection from the writer, author, singer/songwriter, and professional treasure hunter known for his "Buried Treasures of America" series. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To L.D.--...one who know the words, the language, the joys, the pains of this kind of life. Best, WC Jameson." Cream-colored paperwraps printed in brown, teal, orange and black. Fine. TREASURE HUNTER'S BOOK OF POETRY, INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET.

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A SENSE OF THE WORLD. Elizabeth Jennings. A SENSE OF THE WORLD.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). First edition. Page edges and endpapers somewhat foxed and spine ends slightly bumped, otherwise near fine in bright price-clipped dust jacket with light foxing to upper edge of rear flap and very faint foxing to rear panel.

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A WAY OF LOOKING. Elizabeth Jennings. A WAY OF LOOKING.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1955). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Spine and edges somewhat foxed and offset to endpapers, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some foxing to rear panel and background of spine faded.

[Book #35914]       Price: $60.00
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FRUITS & VEGETABLES. Erica Jong. FRUITS & VEGETABLES.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971). First edition. Her first book, although she went on to become more famous for her FEAR OF FLYING. Presumed review copy, without a review slip but with photo of Jong laid, which differs from the one used on the back of the dust jacket (photo is very good with spotting on verso visible at margins). Fine in bright, fine dust jacket with inconspicuous foxing to rear flap.

[Book #49470]       Price: $150.00
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THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES. Donald Justice. THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES.
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1960). First edition. Fine in slightly soiled dust jacket wih tanned spine, a few tiny edge tears and tape reinforcement to verso of head of spine. The 1959 Lamont Poetry Selection.

[Book #35660]       Price: $120.00
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MEXICO CITY BLUES. Jack Kerouac. MEXICO CITY BLUES.
New York: Grove Press, (1959). First edition in FIRST-ISSUE, black-and-white dust jacket (vs. color), which is slightly taller than the book as usual. In presumed VARIANT BINDING with spine lettering stamped in silver versus the normally seen gold. "242 choruses" of Kerouac's experimental poetry -- "I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday" (Kerouac, from the jacket flap). Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, touch of rubbing to "M" in title on spine, faintest of glass rings to front cover, otherwise near fine. The dust jacket is bright and, with the exception of tiny nicks to the flap corners, is free of chips and tears, but there is a faint stain to top corner of front panel and it appears a tapped-on label was removed from the bottom of the spine (library label?), leaving tanned areas around the edges of where it had been (it would have measured approximately 1.5 x 1.5"). Otherwise the jacket is near fine. SCARCE FIRST-ISSUE JACKET.

[Book #53614]       Price: $1,500.00
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