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cover of LOVE POEMS

LOVE POEMS

by Sanchez, Sonia

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Published
1973
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First Edition
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New York: The Third Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. An early collection of verse by the much-honored poet, designed and illustrated by Bennie Arrington. A founder of the Black Arts movement, Sanchez (b.1934) was awarded the 2001 Robert Frost Medal for her contributions to the canon of American poetry. Small octavo. Original lavender cloth binding,… Read more
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cover of THE ROGER GOZDECKI COLLECTION OF E.E. CUMMINGS

THE ROGER GOZDECKI COLLECTION OF E.E. CUMMINGS

by Cummings, E.E.

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The Roger Gozdecki Collection of E.E. Cummings includes fine first editions of the poet's primary works, many of them signed, as well as letters, original drawings, and a striking self-portrait. The compete catalogue can be downloaded here: https://mcusercontent.com/90ec68132b3c021c2e6819f62/files/efb04ecd-6b48-f2e4-c217-69ef266902c2/EECUMMINGS.pdf.
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cover of IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963

IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1963
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Near fine
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First Edition
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New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1963. First Edition. Wraps. Near fine. Limited to 777 copies. This is one of the 40 copies in which Bukowski has written a spontaneous aphorism, each one unique, above his autograph: "I hope you never ride a camel with Ginsberg - Charles Bukowski April 4th, one nine 6 three 8:31 p.m." An… Read more
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cover of THIS

THIS

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1990
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Fine
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First Edition
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Andernach: Burn Again Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. This is copy No. 37 of 50 signed by the author. Among the scarcest of Bukowski's later publications. Octavo. Original pale green paper-covered boards, with printed paper title labels. A fine copy. Krumhansl 116.
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cover of RELENTLESS AS THE TARANTULA

RELENTLESS AS THE TARANTULA

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1986
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Fine
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First Edition
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Detroit: Planet Detroit Chapbooks, 1986. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Signed by Charles Bukowski on the front panel. A rather uncommon publication, featuring eleven poems by the laureate of American lowlife. Octavo: [13] p. Original printed paper wrappers, bound with two staples. A fine copy.
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cover of THE TORNADO IN MY MOUTH: Poems of Protest

THE TORNADO IN MY MOUTH: Poems of Protest

by Black, Austin

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Published
1966
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Very good
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First Edition
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New York: Exposition Press, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Inscribed and dated by Austin Black on the front flyleaf. "A devotee of Langston Hughes and LeRoi Jones, the author in this collection of poems confines himself to the contemporary scene, projecting the belief that the artist today must be involved in political life. He says of… Read more
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cover of COLERIDGE AND KANTIAN IDEAS IN ENGLAND, 1796-1817: Coleridge's Responses to German Philosophy

COLERIDGE AND KANTIAN IDEAS IN ENGLAND, 1796-1817: Coleridge's Responses to German Philosophy

by Class, Monika

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Published
2012
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Fine
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First Edition
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9781441180759
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London: Bloomsbury, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo: 245 p. Original glossy boards; issued without a dust jacket. A fine, unread copy.
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cover of PARADISE LOST AND THE ROMANTIC READER

PARADISE LOST AND THE ROMANTIC READER

by Newlyn, Lucy

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Published
2004
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Fine
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9780199242580
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Trade paperback. Fine. Octavo: 295 p. Original paper wrappers. A fine, unread copy.
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cover of SUBLIME COLERIDGE: The Opus Maximum

SUBLIME COLERIDGE: The Opus Maximum

by Evans, Murray J.

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Published
2012
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Near fine
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First Edition
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9780230341395
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New Haven: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Octavo: 199 p. Original printed boards; issued without a dust jacket. Just a hint of edgewear; else a crisp, unread copy. Near fine.
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cover of WORDSWORTH AND THE COMPOSITION OF KNOWLEDGE: Refiguring Relationships Among Minds, Worlds, and Words

WORDSWORTH AND THE COMPOSITION OF KNOWLEDGE: Refiguring Relationships Among Minds, Worlds, and Words

by Sullivan, Brad

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Published
2000
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780820448572
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London: Peter Lang Publishing, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Volume 15. Octavo: 202 p. Original glossy boards; issued without a dust jacket. A fine, unread copy.
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cover of THE ROMANTIC LEGACY OF PARADISE LOST: Reading Against the Grain

THE ROMANTIC LEGACY OF PARADISE LOST: Reading Against the Grain

by Shears, Jonathon

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Published
2009
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780754662532
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Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ...offers a new critical insight into the relationship between Milton and the Romantic poets. Beginning with a discussion of the role that seventeenth and eighteenth-century writers like Dryden, Johnson and Burke played in formulating the political and spiritual mythology that grew up around Milton, Shears devotes a chapter to each… Read more
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cover of INDIAN JOURNALS, March 1962 - May 1963: Notebooks, Diary, Blank Pages, Writings

INDIAN JOURNALS, March 1962 - May 1963: Notebooks, Diary, Blank Pages, Writings

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Published
1970
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Fine
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First Edition
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San Francisco: Dave Haselwood Books and City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated by Allen Ginsberg on the title page. During 1962-63, Ginsberg and his partner, poet Peter Orlovsky, traveled extensively India, living half a year at a time in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Benares (Varanasi). His writings from this period are wonderfully eclectic,… Read more
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cover of AS EVER: The Collected Correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady

AS EVER: The Collected Correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady

by Ginsberg, Allen and Neal Cassady

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Published
1977
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First Edition
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Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Signed and dated by Allen Ginsberg on the title page, with the ticket from a poetry reading at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts on May 7, 1993 laid in. An astonishing, unexpurgated, revelatory dialogue between two of the seminal figures of the Beat Generation, providing intimate… Read more
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cover of CANVAS: Translated by Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivy, C.K. Williams

CANVAS: Translated by Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivy, C.K. Williams

by Zagajewski, Adam

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Published
1991
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Near fine
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First Edition
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9780374118679
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Signed and dated by Adam Zagajewski on the title page. The poet's second volume to appear in English. One of the "Generation of '68" or "New Wave" writers in Poland, Zagajewski (1945-2021) rose to prominence with protest poetry. His later work explored such themes as… Read more
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cover of TREMOR: Selected Poems

TREMOR: Selected Poems

by Zagajewski, Adam

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Published
1985
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First Edition
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9780374278731
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Signed and dated by Adam Zagajewski on the title page. One of the "Generation of '68" or "New Wave" writers in Poland, Zagajewski (1945-2021) rose to prominence with protest poetry. His later work explored such themes as "the night, dreams, history and time, infinity and… Read more
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cover of A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE MILTON COLLECTION IN THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Describing Works Printed Before 1801 Held in the Library at December 1975

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. This catalogue provides extensive bibliographical descriptions of 224 editions and translations of John Milton's works printed before 1801, as well as less detailed descriptions of 223 other works, the more important Miltoniana in the Library. Octavo: 536 p. with 60 plates. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt… Read more
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cover of MEET MY FOLKS

MEET MY FOLKS

by Hughes, Ted

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Published
1961
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Fine
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First Edition
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London: Faber and Faber, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. There are four variants of this first edition. This particular example contains the title page in state B, and page 33 in state A. There is no clear priority between the different states. Each comical poem in this whimsical collection describes a member of an eccentric imaginary family. Hughes… Read more
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cover of MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

by Eliot, T.S.

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Published
1935
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First Edition
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London: Faber and Faber, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in this, T.S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, it bolstered Eliot's reputation… Read more
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cover of LEAF-SHADOWS AND ROSE-DRIFT: Being Little Songs from a Los Angeles Garden

LEAF-SHADOWS AND ROSE-DRIFT: Being Little Songs from a Los Angeles Garden

by Percival, Olive

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Published
1911
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Very good
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First Edition
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Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is Number 222 of an unknown number of copies signed by Olive Percival. An endearing work, merging Percival's passions for gardening and Chinese poetry. Olive May Graves Percival (1868-1945) was a multi-talented Los Angeles writer, photographer, gardener, artist, and bibliophile. Although she earned her living as an… Read more
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cover of THE RIVER SOUND

THE RIVER SOUND

by Merwin, W.S. (1927-2019)

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Published
1999
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780375404863
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed and dated in the year of publication by W.S. Merwin on the title page. Merwin's 18th book of poetry pays tribute to real and poetic landscapes whose presence, the environmentally conscious poet modestly hopes, should outlast our own. In addition to his lyrics,… Read more
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