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VOLUME III ONLY, collecting poems from June 29, 1966 to July 28, 1978; pages 727-1347 of the full four-volume set. Note that this is the corrected version of Volume III, with the correct page 1074. An earlier printing inadvertently replaced page 1074 with a duplicate of page 1174. Hardcover with dust jacket, NEW in publisher's shrink wrap.
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Amuse-Gueules for Bemused Ghouls

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1999
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First
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Folded brochure pamphlet containing 14 short poems by Jonathan Williams, the influential poet/photographer/publisher/founder of the small press The Jargon Society. Back of the pamphlet includes author bio and list of past & forthcoming titles in the series. Printed in a numbered edition of 750 copies.
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Sappho's Raft

by Thomas Meyer

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Published
1982
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New
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First
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9780912330518
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Jargon 99. Thomas Meyer's third book of poetry for the Jargon Society. One of 450 bound in cloth over board, issued without dust jacket. Frontispiece by David Hockney ("Tom listening to Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges"). Bright, clean text within, set in Garamond printed on Mohawk Superfine paper in black and purple ink. Five abstract illustrated pages. 105 + [3]… Read more
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Centering

by M. C. (Mary Caroline) Richards

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Published
1989
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New
Edition
Second
ISBN
9780819562005
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$21.95

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Many were introduced to M.C. Richards through this insightful counterculture classic. The book is based on a series of her talks on the subject of "centering" which were published by Wesleyan Press in 1964. In it, M.C. shares her discovery of the process of centering clay on the potter's wheel as a living metaphor for becoming centered within oneself. Paperback,… Read more
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Vision Quest

by Connie Bostic

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Published
2014
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First
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Catalogue for an exhibition held January 24 - May 17, 2014 at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, showcasing Homire's life drawing and poetry. Short introduction by exhibition curator Connie Bostic. 48 pages. Bound in semigloss pictorial wrappers. NEW. Cynthia Homire came to Black Mountain College to study pottery with David Weinrib and Karen Karnes, and later married fellow… Read more
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Backpacking in the Hereafter

by M. C. (Mary Caroline) Richards

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Published
2014
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Good
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First
ISBN
9780977413881
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Collection of selected poems "written across a lifetime, from the author's early days at Black Mountain College to some composed shortly before her death in 1999, here published for the first time." -Editor's note by Julia Connor, literary executor of the author's estate. 36 pages, letterpress printed at Asheville BookWorks by Laurie Corral in an edition of 250 copies. Stapled… Read more
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A Hornet's Nest

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
June 1, 2008
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First
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Jargon 108. A compilation printed on the occasion of a celebration of Jonathan Williams' life at Skywinding Farm, Happy Hill, Scaly Mountain, near Highlands, NC. 32 pages. Stapled in double wrappers (one plain stiff burgundy; one pictorial, with front cover drawing by James McGarrell). Frontispiece art by Sandra Reese.
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Eight Days in Eire

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1990
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New
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First
ISBN
9780933598140
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Prose book with some poetry and photographs. Bound in textured gray paper pictorial wrappers, printed in green and black with copper foil. Colophon states that all copies were issued numbered and signed by the author; this one is numbered (52 of 500 copies) but not signed.
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Local Knowledge

by Sanjay Agnihotri, Martha King, Russ Zaborowski, Dorothea Rockburne, Simon Thompson, Elinor Nauen

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Spring 2009
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A collection of poetry and prose by Simon Thompson, Martha King, and Elinor Nauen, with artwork by Dorothea Rockburne reproduced in black and white. Foreword note by Dorothea Rockburne. 36 pages. Good in stapled wrappers, with normal shelf wear and a price sticker on back cover. Cover image: Regular and Irregular Curves (1991). Reproductions: Curves (1991), Crepuscular Zone (1991), Connection… Read more
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Get Hot or Get Out

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
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A selection of Jonathan Williams poems published in 1982 and written between 1957 (the final year of Black Mountain College) and 1981. Introduction by Poets Now editor Robert Peters. xi, [xii], 176 pages. Hardcover version, bound in red buckram with white printing. No dust jacket, as issued. A few small stains to front cover, foxing to endpapers; else a nice… Read more
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Get Hot or Get Out

by Jonathan Williams

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Published
1982
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A selection of Jonathan Williams poems published in 1982 and written between 1957 (the final year of Black Mountain College) and 1981. Introduction by Poets Now editor Robert Peters. xi, [xii], 176 pages. Paperback version, bound in white pictorial wrappers with a cover photograph of the author by David Colley, and blurbs on the back cover. NEW though exhibiting some… Read more
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The Bang Book

by Thomas Meyer

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Published
1971
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Fine
Edition
First
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Jargon 69. "A tale of the Old West & the life, death & afterlife of a badde-mann or baeddel one hundred years after the birth of the American Republic." -Thomas Meyer. Drawings by John Furnival. [48] pages. Bound in pale yellow paper wrappers with white illustrated dust jacket and acetate cover printed in silver ink. Acetate a little chipped, else… Read more
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The Garden Prospect

by Peter Yates

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Published
1980
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New
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First
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9780912330414
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Jargon 87. Poetry by Peter Yates, quarter bound in cloth with white pictorial dust jacket. Silverpoint illustrations by Susan Moore. Introduction by Peyton Houston. 89 pages. NEW in publisher's mylar.
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The Garden Prospect

by Peter Yates

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Published
1980
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780912330426
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Jargon 87. Poetry by Peter Yates, bound in silver and white paper wrappers with white pictorial dust jacket and acetate cover, as issued. Silverpoint illustrations by Susan Moore. Introduction by Peyton Houston. 89 pages. Shelf wear to upper and lower edges of dust jacket, including small tear at head. Acetate cover has large chunk missing from back, among other smaller… Read more
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Visions of Dame Kind

by Jeffery Beam

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Published
1995
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First
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Jargon 113. Collection of poems by North Carolina poet Jeffery Beam. One of 200 copies bound in tan cloth, with forest green endpapers and a tan dust jacket featuring a drawing by James McGarrell. Frontispiece drawing also by McGarrell. 66 + [5] pages. NEW, from publisher's stock. "In America we have meadows and woods, rather than parks and borders; obsession and… Read more
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Arguments of Idea

by Peyton Houston

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Published
1980
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As New
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First
ISBN
9780912330471
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Jargon 96. "Poetry of this richness, depth and command is not often come by. To the reader who will engage with it it will always be a possession to be cherished." -front flap. Bound in stiff orange card with white pictorial dust jacket featuring a collage by Irwin Kremen, protected with a mylar jacket, as issued. Slight waviness and a… Read more
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A Long Undressing

by James Broughton

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Published
1971
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Very Good
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First
ISBN
9780912330242
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Jargon 55. Bound in brick red cloth with gold foil stamped illustration on front cover, goldenrod endpapers, glossy pictorial dust jacket. 193 pages. Slight stains to top and fore edges, dust jacket exhibits some shelf wear, bumps and a small tear; front flap creased but not clipped.
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Madeira & Toasts for Basil Bunting’s 75th Birthday

by Jonathan Williams, ed.

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Published
1977
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Fine
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First
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Jargon 66. Poems, letters, essays and remembrances compiled by the Jargon Society to celebrate Basil Bunting's 75th birthday, with contributions from over 90 individuals who see themselves as peers or inheritors of his work. Each contribution is unique and warmly reverent. One of 1250 copies issued for private distribution. [122] pages, double foldout frontispiece, 1 color illustration foldout. Bound in… Read more
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Araminta and the Coyotes

by Paul Metcalf

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Published
1991
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First
ISBN
9780912330730
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Jargon 109. Short narrative fiction with commentary by Josh Billings. Bound in stiff black paper with glossy white dust jacket featuring a painting on the front by Mary Tillman Smith, and author photo on the back by Jonathan Williams. This is the sixth book of Paul Metcalf's narrative fiction to be published by the Jargon Society. It pairs a reconstruction… Read more
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Amen / Huzza / Selah

by Jonathan Williams, Louis Zukofsky

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Published
1960
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First
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Jargon 13(a). Poems by Jonathan Williams, founder of the Jargon Society. "A Preface?" by Louis Zukofsky. Photographs and design by Jonathan Williams. One of 700 copies. Stiff paper covers with light peach dust jacket with bright pink printing, protected by an acetate dust wrapper, as issued. [41] pages. NEW from publisher's stock, with the usual waviness and shelf wear to… Read more
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