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PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS. Rudyard Kipling. PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. Later printing of the UK edition (the first was in 1890) from a Macmillan Uniform Edition of his works sent by Kipling to Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Robley Dunglison Evans (1846-1912). PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title page above the title to Evans, "To the Captain of the 'Indiana' from the author / June 96:" and SIGNED "Rudyard Kipling" above his scored-through printed name. According to Evans' 1901 autobiography, A SAILOR'S LOG, (two copies of which are included), "While refitting in New York, Mr. Rudyard Kipling breakfasted on board with me . . . . Some weeks afterward he was good enough to send me a set of his books. On the title-page of PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS, facing a beautiful picture of Sergeant [sic] Mulvaney, done by my dear friend R. F. Zogbaum, he had written the following graceful lines. . . ." The graceful lines he refers to are those of an UNTITLED HOLOGRAPHIC POEM Kipling transcribed and signed on the page opposite the title page. The poem herein is generally unknown as it was never titled or collected by Kipling [Richards, note to E1-65]. (It appeared in Evans' own book; in one other, with a few minor transcription mistakes; and also a few times in journals--all around the turn of the last century.) The "beautiful picture" Evans refers to is of the character "Private Mulvaney," who makes his first appearance herein. Zogbaum's 4 x 6" gouache painting of Mulvaney is INSCRIBED BY ZOGBAUM, "To Capt R.D. Evans USN / R F Zogbaum / June '96" and pasted to the copyright page with, presumably in Zogbaum's hand, "'Tis the trut' I'm tellin' you" written beneath. KIPLING'S POEM, in four quatrains, begins with "Zogbaum draws with a pencil,/ And I do things with a pen;/ And you sit up in a conning tower/ Bossing eight hundred men." And ends with "'To him that hath shall be given,'/ And that's why these books are sent/ To the man who has lived more stories/ Than Zogbaum or I could invent!" Small octavo, blue-cloth boards stamped in gilt and black on front and in gilt on spine. Evans' bookplate on pastedown. Expertly recased with original spine laid down, fine thus. Housed in lambs-wool lined, black cloth-covered clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH POEM SIGNED BY KIPLING REFERRING TO HIMSELF, THE RECIPIENT AND R.F. ZOGBAUM, WHOSE ORIGINAL, INSCRIBED GOUACHE PAINTING OF KIPLING CHARACTER PRIVATE MULVANEY IS AFFIXED TO THE COPYRIGHT PAGE.

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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.

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THE HITLERIAD. A. M. Klein. THE HITLERIAD.
(New York): New Directions, (1944). First edition. In the publisher's "Poetes of the Year" series. "Here in clever, biting verse, is a rousing satirical attack on Hitler and his gang and the things they stand for."--dust jacket flap. Plain stapled paperwraps in printed rust-colored dust jacket. There was a simultaneously issue in boards but this soft cover issue seems much scarcer. Near fine to fine.

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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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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.

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SONNETS. John Masefield. SONNETS.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1916. First edition. Number 370 of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Several small marks to lower spine, otherwise near fine fine in very good slipcase with paper loss to few spots on open edge and upper back "spine."

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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.

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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"

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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.

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POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. Josephine Miles. POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1941). First edition. In the New Directions "Poet of the Month" series. Fine in plain, stiff paperwraps in dust jacket. There was also a small simultaneous edition in boards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FOUR POEMS (THREE & ONE). Toby Olson, Mary Laird. FOUR POEMS (THREE & ONE).
Mt. Horeb/Driftless: Perishable Press, 1976. First edition. Four poems by Olson illustrated with two drawings by Laird. One of 145 unnumbered and unsigned copies. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Anthony Hecht with all best wishes Toby Olson 10-13-78." Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Fine in marbled paper covers without a label. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY.

[Book #53655]       Price: $250.00
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