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Life Studies. New Poems and an Autobiographical Fragment
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Life Studies. New Poems and an Autobiographical Fragment

By Lowell, Robert

New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1960. Third Printing (1960) of the 1959 edition. VERY GOOD hardcover in GOOD price-intact dust jacket. A dean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Small faint stains to top corners of a few of the first leaves, pages otherwise fresh and fine. Bound in light green cloth hardcover, titled in black on spine. Cover is clean with only light wear; one tiny corner bump and small scuff. Hinges and binding are firm, intact and straight. Jacket is shelf-rubbed with scuffing along edges and folds; small tears, and a 1-inch chip to top of rear panel. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". [viii] + 90 pages.. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$18.00

Daylight Moon
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Daylight Moon

By Huebing, Craig

Los Angeles: Hotspur Press, 1976. 1976, Stated First Printing. Near Fine. INSCRIBED by Craig Huebing, the late and once very popular soap opera star (he played Peter Taylor on General Hospital) "Dear Paul - With all respect and affection. Craig Huebing Xmas 1976". Contains poems and two author photos. Printed in light gray paper and bound in wrapper printed in black with illustrations front and back by Huebing. Huebing died in 2006. This is a NEAR FINE, fresh copy. No writing or markings other than the inscription. Pages crisp and clean - a couple of small, faint spots but otherwise fine. Wrapper clean with light rubbing along spine folds and edges. No creases, tears or chips. Binding tight. 5-1/2 x 8"; xv + 55 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Wrappers. Near Fine. Illus. by Huebing, Craig (cover art).

$18.95

Strings On a Kite. The Poetry of Max Hart.
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Strings On a Kite. The Poetry of Max Hart.

By Hart, Max; Eckstein, George (Compiler)

Smithtown, NY: Exposition Press, 1983. 1983 First Edition. NEAR FINE softcover. Inscribed on halft-tile page "To Edith and Herbert with best regards- George." (Likely George Eckstein who selected the poems for this collection.) No other markings. Pages crisp and fine - one leaf with a horizontal crease likely caused as the paper was fed into the printing press. Bound in paper cover printed in black and red. Cover slighlty shelf rubbed, no stains, tears, creases or chips. Binding firm. "...truly a gifted voice whose works deserved far more attention than they received during his lifetime." 6 x 9". [x] + 70 pages. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$21.38

Blackbird and Wolf: Poems
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Blackbird and Wolf: Poems

By Cole, Henri

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 2007 First Edition, First Printing. FINE in FINE price-intact dust jacket, A fresh, crisp copy - clean, unmarked and tightly bound - book and jacket in new condition. This sixth published collection by the esteemed American poet contains three suites of poetry; "Birthday"; "Gravity and Center"; "Dune." 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". [xiv] + 61 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$22.80

Atlantic City Cantata
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Atlantic City Cantata

By Chisholm, Hugh

New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, Inc., 1951. 1951 Edition. NEAR FINE in GOOD (and scarce) dust jacket. A crisp, clean and firmly bound copy. The only marking is an owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper (J & J Bingham - which would be NY Congressman Jonathan Bingham.) Pages fine, bound in hardcover of dark blue cloth over boards with yellow spine panel. Spine is titled in blue. Cover is clean and near fine with only slight edge rub. Bonding and hinges firm and straight. Price-intact dust jacket is clean though edge worn with short edge tears, chipping to spine ends flap folds, scuffing along folds. This work is described as "a choral composition in poetry." Hugh Chisholm (1912-1972) was the grandson of paper mogul Hugh J. Chisholm (International Paper Co.). For Chisholm's 1932 poetry collection "White Horses" he used his full name - Hugh J. Chisholm, Jr. In 1947 he published "The Prodigal Never Returns" and seems to have abandoned the full name, simply identified as Hugh Chisholm. (Apparently a younger brother took over the family business...) 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". [viii] + 126 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

$26.60

Et Tu ... Raza
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Et Tu ... Raza

By Alurista

Tempe, Arizona: Bilingual Press, 1996. 1996 Softcover Edition. NEAR FINE. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Tiny rubs to cover corner tips; retail price sticker and security sticker affixed to inside rear cover, all else fine. This copy has the American Book Award Winner 1997 seal affixed to the front cover. A collection of 47 works by the distinguished Mexican-American poet Alurista (Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia), in a mix of Spanish and English. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". [viii] + 72 pages. Softcover. Near Fine.

$13.30

Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)
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Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)

By Billy Collins

Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998. 1998 edition, later printing. NEAR FINE softcover. A fresh, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Corner crease to one page leaf, else fine. Laid into this copy is the program from Billy Collins' presentation at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY on Feb. 13, 2003. 6 x 8". [viii] + 104 pages. Softcover. Near Fine.

$7.60

Puptent Poets of the Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean
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Puptent Poets of the Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean

By Hogan, Cpl. Charles A.; Welsh, Cpl. John (Compilers)

Italy: The Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean, 1945. 1945 Original Edition. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy bound in a colorfully printed paper cover. Light toning and shelf-wear to edges of the book; cover has light creasing at corners and spine ends with some scuffing along the spine. Binding is firm. War changes men. Sometimes they become poets. Even those who previously believed poetry was for "long hairs" and "softies". The poems in this collection weren't subjected to the reviews of "poetry critics" or critical standards set by U.S. newspapers, but were the best the Army's verse-making servicemen supplied as issues of "The Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean" were published. The book contains several dozen poems: frank, honest revelations about the experience of battle and wartime; some witty and wry, others wistful, poignant. Illustrated throughout with black & white line art by Sgt. Stanley Meltzoff. 6-3/4 x 9-1/2". 128 pages. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Meltzhof, Sgt. Stanley.

$28.50

Life of James Montgomery
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Life of James Montgomery

By Knight, Helen G.

Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1857. 1857 First American Edition. VERY GOOD. This copy was donated to the New Hampshire Historical Society and bears their book plate (with donor name) on front pasted endpaper. This was a non-circulating copy and has only a few library markings: catalog number on front free endpaper, blind embossed seal on title page and remains of label at base of spine. Bit of light foxing to engraved frontispiece (a view of Montgomery's residence, The Mount) and engraved title page, otherwise pages clean and supple. Bound in hardcover of dark brown paper over boards with blind stamped decoration to both boards and spine; title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover worn at spine ends and corner tips but is clean and sharp. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The life of the popular Scottish-born poet and hymnist (1771-1854). 5 x 8". x + 416 pages plus 16-page catalog of the publisher at end of book.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$42.75

A Ballad Abount Jerusalem, The Crown of Israel
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A Ballad Abount Jerusalem, The Crown of Israel

By Vinokur, Grigory (aka Weinrauch, Herschel)

New York City: Self-published, 1982. 1982 Stated First Printing. FINE in GOOD+ dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Vinokur on the front free endpaper, in black ink, "To--- Dr. Daniel Maklansky --- My thanks and best wishes. Herschel Weinrauch (Grigory Vinokur) April 12, 1982." A small address label is affixed below the inscription and phone number written beneath. An otherwise unmarked copy; pages clean, crisp and tightly bound in a blue leatherette hardcover with title gilt-stamped on front and spine. The dust jacket is clean though there is a long shallow chip with creasing at bottom edge of front panel and a tear with creasing at the top edge of the front panel. "…a prose-poem about a heroic Jewish people who are fighting for their survival...also a narrative that shows a new way of life; a quiet, peaceful life; a prosperous life without fear of terrorist, gangsters, or national or international demagogues who are nothing but opportunists and demagogues." An eloquent plea for a democratic, peaceful and free country for Jews and others who want to live in friendship. The verses contain relevant black & white vignettes of photos and drawings. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4". 96 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Good+.

$19.00

Flogging the Czar: Poems
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Flogging the Czar: Poems

By Winner, Robert

New York City: The Sheep Meadow Press, 1983. Author Inscribed, 1983 Stated First Edition. INSCRIBED by Winner on the half-title page, in black ink, "For Madlyn, With warm best wishes. Bob August 1983." He also signed his name on the title page. Laid into the book is a 2-page typed manuscript of a poem titled "Gefilte Fish" written by poet Margaret Ryan and dedicated to Robert Winner. The poem is signed by Ryan and was sent to Madlyn in February 1988. (I cannot make out the signature of the sender, perhaps Sylvia.) NEAR FINE hardcover in VERY GOOD price-intact dust jacket. No markings other than author inscriptions; pages crisp and fine. Bound in unworn, maroon cloth hardcover with gilt-stamped title on spine. Unclipped jacket has two red scuff marks to front cover near spine and light shelf-wear but is otherwise clean and complete - no tears, chips or creases. This is the last collection published in Winner's lifetime. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4". -x] + 70 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$37.05

Origins
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Origins

By Winner, Robert

Pittsburgh, PA: Slow Loris Press, 1982. Stated First Printing, April 1982. NEAR FINE. A clean, unmarked copy, pages staple-bound into plain white wrapper and then placed in heavy ivory paper "jacket" with folded flaps. Front of jacket printed in black with silver and red foil stamping. Pages pristine; slight edge rub to jacket but otherwise fine. A collection of ten poems by Robert Winner, including "Two Photographs" and "Paralyzed." 6 x 9". 28 pages. First Edition. Wrapper. Near Fine.

$22.80

Verdades Eternas, Confirmadas con la Sagrada Escritura, y Expuestas en décimas Castellanas para conservarlas facilmente en la Memoria, por el Presbytero Don Francisco Xavier Lozano
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Verdades Eternas, Confirmadas con la Sagrada Escritura, y Expuestas en décimas Castellanas para conservarlas facilmente en la Memoria, por el Presbytero Don Francisco Xavier Lozano

By Lozano, Francisco Xavier (Javier)

Mexico: La Oficina de los Herederos del Lic. D. Joseph de Jauregui, 1794. 1794. Original edition, published in Mexico. Two parts bound in this one volume. NEAR FINE. A clean, tight copy in lovely tree-calf binding. Pages are fresh and unmarked, the paper supple and bright. First 8 leaves, last ~20 leaves and endpapers have small book worm channels at top outside corner (affecting only folios in last few leaves), also a very short channel to top margin of about 6 leaves at center of book. Pages otherwise fine. Leather cover is gilt titled on blue leather spine label. Cover is lightly worn, a few short, shallow worm channels on front cover but overall near fine. Binding tight and straight. A collection of over 900 poems by the Spanish Jesuit, Francisco Xavier Lozano. Born in Spain, Lozano apparently lived in Mexico from about 1737 until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He also wrote "Los atributos de Dios y misterios del Dios hombre." 6 x 8-1/4". Part 1: xiv + 168 pages. Part 2: 173 pages. An lovely copy of a very scarce book. . First Edition. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo.

$755.25

When Life Is Young: A Collection of Verse for Boys and Girls
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When Life Is Young: A Collection of Verse for Boys and Girls

By Dodge, Mary Mapes

New York: The Century Co., 1894. 1894 First Edition, with 1894 printed on title page. VERY GOOD+ hardcover, no jacket. A clean, well-bound copy. Previous owner (Grace H. Graef) and small penned name on front pasted endpaper, same owner name and date, Jan. 27th 1895, penned on first blank leaf. No other markings, pages crisp and near fine. Top edge gilt. Olive green cloth hardcover, titles gilt-stamped on front and spine also has decorative stamping in gilt, pink and dark green on spine and front cover - with image of a young girl on the front. The same image appears on rear cover, stamped only in dark green. Cover is clean with moderate edge wear, front cover corners bumped and some staining and and scuffing to bottom of spine. Binidng and hinges intacet and straight. Charming, fun-to-read poems profusely illustrated with black and white artwork by many artists, several full page including the frontispiece by Frank French. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4". xvi + 255 pages. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good+/Not Issued. Illus. by Various.

$80.75

The Raven and Thanatopsis (2 Volume Set)
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The Raven and Thanatopsis (2 Volume Set)

By Poe, Edgar Allan; Bryant, William Cullen

Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1927. 1927 Edition, Limited to 450 sets for members of the Society. Books are NEAR FINE, clean and firmly bound. Slipcase is Good+. Books are beautifully typeset and printed on fine paper. Each has tissue-protected engraved limitation and title page; "The Raven" features 2 tissue-protected black & white engraved illustrations (artist is not credited.) Pages in both books are fresh and fine, many still uncut. The only marking are tasteful former owner bookplates on the pasted endpapers. Bound in black/dark blue cloth with leatherette embossing. Spines were gilt titled but gilt has worn off. Also there were double gilt rules along edges of front and rear covers. The gilt rules have worn off of "The Raven" but are bright on "Thanatopsis." Covers are otherwise fine and unworn. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Introductory essays by Henry H. Harper. Slipcase is covered in cloth matching the books, titled in spine with a paper label. Bottom right corner of label has chipped with loss of three characters from title - otherwise slipcase is clean and very good with only light edgewear. 6-7/8 x 9-3/4". "The Raven" has 38 pages. "Thanatopsis" has 26 pages.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Slipcase - Good.

$118.75

Explorations
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Explorations

By Greene, Dick

Simbsury, CT: Antrim House, 2009. 2009 stated First Edition. FINE softcover. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, in black ink, "To the Quaker International Village - Canaan. May it live long & prosper, sustainably. Dick Greene". No other markings. A fresh, crisp, tightly bound copy. "Dick Greene's first collection of poems, unabashedly celebrates the ordinary, the landscapes and fauna of our backyards and beyond, the seasons, childhood, youth, aging, family, domesticity. Much of what he writes is suffused with memory enriched by the perspective of his now almost eighty years. His verse is transparent but subtle, lyrical but contemporary, openly feeling but not sentimental, educated but not ostentatious." 6 x 8-3/4". 100 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$17.10

Harvest Home: Selected Poems
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Harvest Home: Selected Poems

By Cone, Helen Gray

New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1930. 1930 First Edition. NEAR FINE. A crisp, clean and firmly bound copy. The only marking is a neatly penned inscription on the front free endpaper which reads, "Helen Gray Cone - Professor of English Literature at Hunter College - My teacher in Hunter." Pages near fine; green cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on front and spine, is lightly edge rubbed, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Over 70 verses by the noted poet and literary critic, Helen Gray Cone (1859-1934). Cone was New York City native. She spent her teaching career at Hunter College. 5-1/2 x 8". x + 147 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$26.60

Louder Than the Drum
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Louder Than the Drum

By Meyer, Gerard Previn

New York: The League to Support Poetry, 1943. AUTHOR INSCRIBED. 1943. VERY GOOD+ hardcover. Meyer inscribed this copy to Alan Rothenberg, a member of Columbia University's Boar's Head poetry society, on the front free endpaper, "For Alan Rothenberg, as one Boar's Head chairman to another - Gerard Previn Meyer. 3/30/44." No other markings. Pages are clean and fresh, firmly bound in dark green cloth hardcover. Title printed in black on plain paper pastedowns on front and spine. Spine label toned, cover edges lightly rubbed. A collection of suites of poems, "The Hostile Days," "Spirit's Return," "Lament for the Makers," "The Shadow of a War" and "Translations and Betrayals." 5-1/4 x 8". [x] + 53 pages. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Not Issued.

$18.95

Lyrics
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Lyrics

By Fabbri, Cora

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 1892 First Edition. NEAR FINE. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy of this collection of poems, published in the year of the author's death (Cornelia "Cora" Fabbri, 1871-1892, did not survive to become "An Old Maid" - the title of one her most touching poems.) Pages are fresh and fine, top edge gilt, front and bottom edges untrimmed. Bound in lovely hardcover of rose-colored cloth with title gilt-stamped on spine, title and decorative gilt stamping on front. Spine cloth slightly darkened, cover otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. 5 x 7-3/4". vi + 162 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$37.05

Chaos and Control in Poetry: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress October 11, 1965
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Chaos and Control in Poetry: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress October 11, 1965

By Spender, Stephen

Washington, D.C.: Reference Department, Library of Congress, 1966. 1966 First Edition. NEAR FINE. 6 x 9" with 16 pages securely staple bound into printed paper wrapper. Pages are crisp, clean and fine. Slight toning to front of wrapper, otherwise wrapper is fine. A fresh, unmarked copy. Wrapper. Near Fine.

$23.75

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