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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

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FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time]. Joseph Brodsky. FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time].
Minsk: Eridan, 1992. Presumed first edition with "first time published in our country and abroad" (in Russian) on copyright page. Written in the Russian language. Volume one of a two-volume set collecting poems, essays and plays, this volume being poetry only. Near fine in like dust jacket with only mild soiling and shelfwear and one thumb-nail sized chip from top edge rear panel. Although not noted in the book, this volume is from the collection of Robert Wilson, who operated the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City from 1951 to 1989 and was a prominent member of the literary community.

[Book #52602]       Price: $100.00
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THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems. Walter Henderson Brooks, preface Carter G. Woodson. THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc. (1945). First edition. Brooks served as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in D.C. for over sixty years. Illustrated with photographs of Brooks beginning at age 15 in 1866, just one year out of slavery. Small dent and faint red mark on spine, otherwise very good to near fine in bright dust jacket with matching red mark on spine, light damp staining, few small chips and and closed tears, otherwise very good. Dust jacket illustration by James Amos Porter, who was a pioneer in the field of African-American art history. Woodson (who wrote the preface) founded The Associated Publishers in 1920. It is the oldest African-American publishing company in the United States.

[Book #54956]       Price: $450.00
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THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems. Micheal Dennis Browne. THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page: "for Allen and Helen --with love from Michael / West Redding January 21, 1971," with tiny drawing of a flower in a flower pot. In addition, on page 33 under the poem "La Fille Aux Cheveux De," the author has written in the same black marker used on the title page "Limekiln Road August 1968." Fine in dust jacket.

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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1977. First edition thus. Two volume set. Casa Guidi Windows is edited with an introduction by Julia Markus. Sonnets From the Portuguese is a facsimile edition of the British Library manuscript, edited with an introduction by William S. Peterson. Both have color frontispieces. Number 977 of 1000 sets. Fine in near fine slipcase.

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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim.
Guilio Giannini Jr. (Florence, Italy: Guilio Giannini & Figlio, n.d.). Nice reprint. Illustrated by Guilio Giannini Jr. Near fine in white-and-red flower-patterned binding with paper label on front.

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POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American. William Cullen. Washington Irving Bryant. POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American.
London: J. Andrews, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original drab boards, untrimmed. [BAL 10134.] Published 2 months after the U.S. with same contents but this edition edited by Irving who introduced Bryant's poetry to British audiences in his preface, added several pages of notes at the end and, per William/Edge (p.97), altered "The Song of Marion's Men." Poor with all but small remnant of spine label perished, front cover detached but present, spine back significantly chipped.

[Book #54917]       Price: $150.00
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WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. Robert Burns. WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
London;: James Cochrane and Co. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

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BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS. Lord Byron. BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS.
London: John Murray, 1853. Eight volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth. Beppo & Don Juan, Dramas, and Miscellanies in two volumes each and Childe Harold and Tales & Poems, each in one volume. Complete set? No illustrations. Minor corner wear, tiny hole in one spine, and the tops of all the spines are worn, otherwise very good.

[Book #28288]       Price: $125.00
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ULTRAMARINE. Raymond Carver. ULTRAMARINE.
New York: Random House, (1986). First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Author Doris Grumbach's copy, with her initials on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with just a touch of minor edge rubbing.

[Book #29699]       Price: $100.00
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ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems. Nathan Cervo. ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems.
Amherst, MA: Rat & Mole Press, (1973). First edition. Gray stapled paperwraps lettered in black on front, Near fine.

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FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING. Barbara Chase-Riboud. FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing and a few barely noticeable imperfections in finish (production error). Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

[Book #33923]       Price: $45.00
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THE KINGFISHER. Amy Clampitt. THE KINGFISHER.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition of her first regularly published book. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored printed wraps.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems. Billy Collins. QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems.
New York: William Morrow, (1991). First edition. THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER ISSUE -- SIGNED on the title page by Collins and dated "Jan 1992." The book was issued simultaneously in softcover and even that issue is scarce. An early selection of poems from the eventual Poet Laureate, exhibiting his usual wry, probing humor. Selected from his many magazine appearances by poet Edward Hirsch for The National Poetry series. Fine in crisp, fine dust jacket with only the faintest crease to rear panel. SCARCE SIGNED HARDCOVER ISSUE.

[Book #53538]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations. William Cowper. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations.
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1836. First edition. Includes a life of the author by the editor Robert Southey, Poet Laureate. 15 volumes. A nice set in the original cloth bindings which are decorated in blind. Each volume with engraved frontis and engraved title. Yellow endpapers are clean but some foxing on early pages, otherwise minor wear but unusual to find in such nice shape.

[Book #30271]       Price: $450.00
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MISSION GARDEN. Jay Roderic De Spain. MISSION GARDEN.
Los Angeles: Jay Roderic De Spain, 1931. First edition. Privately published. Illustrated with photograph of a rose-covered studio in the gardens. SIGNED by the poet beneath the foreword by J. Tarbotton Armstrong. Name stamp at base of title page and elaborate initials stamp on page 46. In plain limp leather/suede binding sewn with leather, Leather "ties" at spine broken, otherwise very good.

[Book #47761]       Price: $50.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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BOY IN THE WIND. George Dillon. BOY IN THE WIND.
New York: The Viking Press, 1927. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of poems. Spine label a bit discolored, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with spine tanned and a few short closed tears and nicks.

[Book #45360]       Price: $60.00
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WELCOME HOME LOVEBIRDS. Jim Dine. WELCOME HOME LOVEBIRDS.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. Very good or better with slight fading and rubbing along the edges and bottom corners bumped. In a near fine dust jacket with one small tear to the upper right corner and otherwise very minimal wear.

[Book #50908]       Price: $60.00
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SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION. John Donne. SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION.
Norfolk: New Directions, 1941. First edition. Fine in stiff paperwraps with flaps, showing just a hint of fading on the thin spine. There was also a small, simultaneous edition in boards.

[Book #33684]       Price: $60.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem). Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem).
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. One of a stated 120 copies, SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. OCLC dates this broadside 1990 -- seven years before the poem first appeared in Poetry Magazine. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, on Barcham Green paper, printed on recto only. Fine condition. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #54957]       Price: $575.00
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MUSEUM: Poems. Rita Dove. MUSEUM: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983. First edition, scarce hard cover issue. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Rita Dove. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54663]       Price: $50.00
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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

[Book #52919]       Price: $1,500.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous paperback issue; second state, with Pulitzer slug on cover. INSCRIBED by the poet on the half-title page, "For Jeff, In the spirit -- Rita Dove/ Philly, 10 Feb 90.". Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #47664]       Price: $45.00
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