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POEMS. Thomas William Parsons. POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Second issue, with "Preface to the Letters" p.[11] and pp.[11] to 14 cancels. INSCRIBED, "To Mrs. Lucy A Willard, with the love and kind remembrance of T. W. Parsons October 1854." Top quarter-inch of spine worn away and a few soiled spots, otherwise a very good to fine, tight, square copy.

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A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS. Ezra Pound. A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, no date [1933]. First U.S. edition, second issue, with p.61-2 on cancel leaf and offending word p.62 reading "sh-t." Only 1000 copies printed. Originally published in 1930 in Paris, but this U.S. edition precedes the one in the UK Pages lightly tanned, with touch of offset to endpapers. Near fine, lacking dust jacket.

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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

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CORNHUSKERS. Carl Sandburg. CORNHUSKERS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1918. First edition, second state (with page 3 unnumbered). A good or better copy that looks better than it sounds--old damp stains to paper boards, shallow chip in paper at head of spine; in price-clipped, water-stained dust jacket with only minimal edge wear.

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EARLY MOON. Carl Sandburg. EARLY MOON.
James Daugherty. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1930). First edition. Illustrated by James Daugherty. Everyday poems for children and grown-ups. Purple cloth spine and purple page top page edges sunned, pages lightly tanned (acidic paper?), extremities showing some shelf wear, silver spine lettering a little rubbed, still very good in darkened but still bright pictorial dust jacket with all four flap corners clipped and shallow chipping to spine ends.

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ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY. Robert Sargent. ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY.
(Washington, D.C. The Word Works, 1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ernie: I can't tell you how much I appreciate your words on the cover. Looking forward to seeing you. Bob." Inscription is to poet Ernest Kroll, who provided the following blurb that appears on the back cover: "Genuine in an age of phonies. Comes through as Sargent pure, a sure voice. -- Ernest Kroll." Also INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD AND PROMOTIONAL CARD, both to Kroll. The postcard speaks of getting Kroll's book TATTOO PARLOR AND OTHER FRAXIOMS, "-- a beautiful book and poems are fresh, original" and about visiting after his return from a trip to Europe. The card advertises a Sargent reading and has a note on back personally asking Kroll to come. Near fine in paperwraps. INSCRIBED TO POET PROVIDING A BACK-COVER BLURB.

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SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS. Robert Haven Schauffler. SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Mrs. Samuel Prentiss who suggested the book---." Also a gift inscription below Schauffler's. Very good with a cover that is rubbed on corners and spine ends and lightly soiled. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems. Shelley, sshe. THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems.
London: Oxford University Press, 1912. First edition thus. Half-leather binding with marbled endpapers. Very good with rubbing along the edges and foxing to the endpapers. Hinge beginning to crack in the front. Front endpaper corner torn off (was attached to pastedown in corner). First blank page has previous owner's identifying information on it.

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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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WALKING THE BLACK CAT: Poems. Charles Simic. WALKING THE BLACK CAT: Poems.
San Diego: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1996). First edition. A Harvest paperback original. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "For Tony & Helen: with best wishes, Charlie / Nov 14, 1996 / Strafford, N.H." Fine in pictorial white paperwraps printed in black and red.

[Book #53744]       Price: $150.00
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THE ARRIVISTES: Poems 1940-1949. Louis Simpson. THE ARRIVISTES: Poems 1940-1949.
New York: The Fine Editions Press, [1949]. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first book.Preface by Theodore Hoffman. Near fine in paperwraps with edges very slightly tanned. Lacking the original glassine. In presumably supplied (versus original) heavy, blue paper dust jacket with title and author's name handwritten on spine.

[Book #53729]       Price: $200.00
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DYING: An Introduction. L. E. Sissman. DYING: An Introduction.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1967). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in bright dust jacket with closed tear in rear panel (with tape repair on verso) and light foxing along flap folds and top edges of flaps. Review copy with publisher's slip tipped to front free endpaper.

[Book #36198]       Price: $60.00
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POEMS. William Jay Smith. POEMS.
New York: The Banyan Press, 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of 500 numbered copies. Light erasure on front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, otherwise about near fine in remnants of original glassine.

[Book #16636]       Price: $50.00
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THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress. W. D. Snodgrass. THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress.
Brockport: BOA Editions, 1977. First edition. One of 1000 copies. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine, black endpages. INSCRIBED on title page by Snodgrass to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen with delight and affection / De / W. D. Snodgrass." Snodgrass, whose middle name was DeWitt, went by "De" to his friends. Fine in dust jacket with 1/4" chip on back panel, otherwise fine.

[Book #53731]       Price: $150.00
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HEART'S NEEDLE. W. D. Snodgrass. HEART'S NEEDLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of only 1,500 copies printed. From the collection of Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in very good dust jacket with scant 1/8" chipped away at head of spine, corners nicked, spine a little tanned, and rear panel slightly soiled.

[Book #53726]       Price: $200.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse. Muriel Spark. THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse.
Kent: The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition in the first-issue paperwraps with red lettering. Fine.

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THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse. Muriel Spark. THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse.
Kent: The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition in the first-issue paperwraps with red lettering. Fine.

[Book #35438]       Price: $75.00
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POEMS OF DEDICATION. Stephen Spender. POEMS OF DEDICATION.
New York: Random House, (1947). First edition. INSCRIBED on half-title page. Edges slightly tanned, a few letters on spine slightly rubbed, and small spot on upper rear edge as well as the corners worn through to boards, otherwise very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #25765]       Price: $50.00
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LANGUAGE. Jack Spicer. LANGUAGE.
San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, (1970). Second printing. Sticker shadow on rear cover and spine a little tanned, otherwise near fine in pale green paperwraps.

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THE RABBIT. Ralph Steadman, , Edward Lucie-Smith. THE RABBIT.
(London: Turret Books / Steam Press, 1973). First edition. Number 30 of only 100 copies (of 1,000 in total) SIGNED by Steadman and Lucie-Smith. A six-line poem by Lucie-Smith illustrated by Steadman: "The virile rabbit has no use / For solitary self-abuse. / He copulates with dash and vim; / Self-doubt is quite unknown to him. / I've often noticed, let me say, / That vegetarians are that way." Fine in light blue, stiff, stapled wraps. An early and scarce Steadman. INTERESTING HOLIDAY GREETING SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST RALPH STEADMAN.

[Book #53290]       Price: $500.00
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TWO POEMS OF NIGHT. Ralph Steadman, Edward Lucie-Smith. TWO POEMS OF NIGHT.
London: Turret Books, (1972). First edition. Number 66 of 100 SIGNED copies (of 1,000 copies in total). Poem by Smith and illustrations by Steadman and signed by both. Minor creasing otherwise bright and fine in stiff paperwraps (oblong, 8 x 10"). This copy also INSCRIBED by Smith to an old friend, Baltimore bookseller Bernice Weiss, who passed away a number of years ago. An early Steadman item. INTERESTING SUBJECT FOR A HOLIDAY GREETING, SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST.

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HARMONIUM. Wallace Stevens. HARMONIUM.
New York: Knopf, 1931. Second edition of the author's first book, but so altered as to constitute almost a new book, dropping three poems which appeared in 1923, and adding fourteen new poems. Second/third binding (602 copies): blue paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. There were also copies in green paper boards. Name on endpaper, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket which is tanned on edges and at spine and just starting to split at top of front spine fold. Still, nice and bright.

[Book #50233]       Price: $500.00
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