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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.

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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.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia.
Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Third printing, the smaller, octavo issue. This edition is illustrated by Elihu Vedder, whose visual interpretation of the Rubaiyat is highly regarded. The first printing was a folio, limited issue in 1884 of 100 copies signed by Vedder; followed by a trade edition in quarto in 1886. There were two issues of this 1894 printing; one in folio and this one in octavo (measuring approximately 6.25 x 8.5"). Brown, beveled, decorated-cloth boards; top edge gilt. Nice production with elaborate gilt cover design, decorated endpapers, and plates printed on joined leaves. A fine copy with only very minor rubbing on corners. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou"

[Book #54752]       Price: $450.00
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COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING. Rudyard Kipling. COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. First UK edition. Number 494 of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Bound in full, limp vellum and printed on English handmade paper. Top page edges and letters of front cover and spine gilt. Silk ties lacking, hinges starting, some soiling to vellum and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Still, a nice copy of a scarce book.

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THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems. James Kirkup. THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems.
London: Grey Walls Press, (1947). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket just a bit sunned on spine.

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THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN. Carolyn Kizer. THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1961). First edition. Her first book, a collection of poetry. INSCRIBED on first page and on her laid-in business card "to Elaine and Sam, her guardian angels." Very good in pictorial paperwraps (a simultaneous hardback was also published) with minor fading on spine and edges and a little rubbed.

[Book #54401]       Price: $125.00
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HANS BREITMANN'S BALLADS. Charles Godfrey Leland. HANS BREITMANN'S BALLADS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First thus. Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. One of 350 numbered copies. Author's undated preface. Minor wear, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

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A HOUSE TO BE BORN IN. Jay Leyda, , Emily Dickinson. A HOUSE TO BE BORN IN.
(Northampton): Gehenna Press, 1958. First editon. Leyda's poem about Emily Dickinson's home (Leyda is the author of THE YEARS AND HOURS OF EMILY DICKINSON). Number 102 of a stated 100 copies SIGNED by the illustrator, George Lockwood. Blue stapled paperwraps with decorated title label on front cover. Minor corner bumps and aging but still very good or better. EMILY DICKINSON'S HOME MEMORIALIZED IN VERSE.

[Book #53657]       Price: $350.00
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (1894). "Household edition," a nice reprint, bright and clean. Green cloth, beveled edges, all edges gilt, bright gilt to spine and front. Name on front blank, spine edges and corners a little rubbed, otherwise fine.

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A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems. George MacDonald. A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co. 1872. First U.S. edition. Royal blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design. Good or better with covers rubbed but gilt still relatively bright and binding still tight.

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THE HAPPY MARRIAGE: and Other Poems. Archibald MacLeish. THE HAPPY MARRIAGE: and Other Poems.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924. First edition. The unprinted spine is faded, otherwise near fine in a surprisingly nice, price clipped dust jacket (shallow chipping at head of spine; light soiling; one faint stain).

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THE TROJAN HORSE. Archibald MacLeish. THE TROJAN HORSE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. First edition. " A limited edition. Not for sale" and first print appearance of this play. THE TROJAN HORSE was first presented by the BBC and was later included in MacLeish's COLLECTED POEMS: 1917-1952 (for which he won the National Book Award for poetry in 1953). Glue residue to verso of dust jacket flaps and inside of covers (apparently typical) and to top edge of frontis picture and corresponding area of title page, otherwise bright and fine stapled paperwraps and very slightly soiled dust jacket.

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DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters. Norman Mailer. DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1962). First edition of this "run of poems, short poems, very short poems, and turns of prose." Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with light foxing to front flap, few inconspicuous tears (one internally repaired with small piece of tape), and spine ends and corners slightly nicked and rubbed.

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DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters. Norman Mailer. DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1962). First edition, paperwraps issue, of this "run of poems, short poems, very short poems, and turns of prose." From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED with an elaborate drawing "The critic pursued by a theme [large scribbled drawing spanning inside front cover and first leaf] Love / (that is to say lustility [sic] and housefection [sic] to Lucky and Adeline) / Norman." This paperwraps issue came out at the same time as the small hardback printing. Very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). NICE ASSOCIATION.

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THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems. Edwin Markham. THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems.
New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. Clothbound, first edition thus. The author's first book. It initially appeared as a 4-page supplement to the San Francisco Examiner, then as paperwraps edition. This is the second edition but the first clothbound edition. First issue with "fruitless" p.35:6 (versus "milkless"). Very good or better with bookplate on front pastedown and minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54436]       Price: $100.00
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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE. Herman Melville, William Plomer. SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE.
London: Hogarth Press, 1943. First edition. Very good with small stamp on front pastedown; in dust jacket with spine and edges darkened, splitting on folds and one inch-long chip.

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METAMORPHOSIS OF 741. James Merrill, , Anthony Hecht. METAMORPHOSIS OF 741.
Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1977. First edition. A section of an untitled longer poem. Number 58 of 440 numbered copies. Presentation copy INSCRIBED, "Fondest greetings to Tony & Helen Hecht from some odd birds of paradise (Stonington 25 iii 77)." Anthony Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Printed on Arches paper. Fine in paperwraps and original printed envelope. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM SOME ODD BIRDS OF PARADISE"

[Book #53653]       Price: $350.00
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

[Book #53649]       Price: $2,500.00
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #54569]       Price: $250.00
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CON MARIANNE MOORE. Marianne Moore, Annalisa Cima. CON MARIANNE MOORE.
(Milan): Al'insegna del Pesce D'oro, (1968). First edition. One of 1000 numbered copies. Includes an introduction in Italian by Cima; Moore's poem, "To Victor Hugo of My Crow Pluto" (in Italian and English); and ten full-page photos, mostly of Moore. Small, 3x4" in heavy plain wraps and dust jacket illustrated with photo of Moore on front cover decked out in cape and hat. Fine copy with just the barest wear at corners and faintest soiling to rear of yellow wrap-around band.

[Book #45606]       Price: $100.00
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THE VINEDRESSER AND OTHER POEMS. T. Sturge Moore. THE VINEDRESSER AND OTHER POEMS.
London: Unicorn, 1899. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Minor edge wear but still very good in original green cloth with gilt lettering.

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BEDROCK. Timothy Murphy. BEDROCK.
No-place: Aralia Press, 1998. First edition. One of 160 unnumbered copies. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anthony Hecht, "To Tony Hecht with fond wishes for a prolific New Year. Tim Murphy 28 December 1998." Also with a four-line inscription on an early page signed "Timothy of Shrewsbury." Fine in black cloth boards with white title label on spine. Printed on Johannot paper with Weiss type. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54404]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS. Vladimir Nabokov. POEMS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1959. First edition. Drawings by Robin Jacques. Complete poetic works in English to this date. Very good with offset on endpapers, small bookstore label on back pastedown, foxing and dampstains on endpapers and cloth edges rubbed; in a soiled dust jacket with one closed tear and a few small nicks. Despite the noted flaws, a nice copy.

[Book #39807]       Price: $125.00
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THE SALT GARDEN: Poems. Howard Nemerov. THE SALT GARDEN: Poems.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown & Co. (1955). First edition. His third book of poetry. INSCRIBED "for Virginia Albee, with best wishes, Howard Nemerov 7 ii 55." The black paper-covered pictorial boards show wear on corners and spine ends; in dust jacket with matching wear and tape on verso at top of spine.

[Book #43007]       Price: $50.00
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