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Rip-Off

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [POETRY] DAVIS, Ronda M.

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Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. First Edition. Issued as Broadside No.40 by Dudley Randall's Broadside Press, which issued nearly 100 poems (roughly one per month) in its Broadside Series. An early work by Davis, a Chicago area poet whose work appeared in publications like Black World, Juggernaut, and Nommo. OCLC notes two dozen holdings. One of 1,000 copies. Broadside, with… Read more
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Black Madonna

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [POETRY] LAWRENCE, Harold G.

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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Detroit: Broadside Press, 1967. First Edition. Issued as Broadside No.18 by Dudley Randall's Broadside Press, which issued nearly 100 poems (roughly one per month) in its Broadside Series. The poem was first printed in 1962, in Negro Digest. Broadside, with text and illustration printed in ochre on thick white card stock, measuring 8.5" x 11". Light wear to extremities,… Read more
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$30.00
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2 Poems For Black Relocation Centers

by [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [POETRY] KNIGHT, Etheridge

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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Detroit: Broadside Press, 1968. First Edition. Issued as Broadside No.21 by Dudley Randall's Broadside Press, which issued nearly 100 poems (roughly one per month) in its Broadside Series. An early work by the Mississippi poet and former inmate, whose first book, Poems From Prison, would be published by Broadside Press the same year. Knight's later work, Belly Song and… Read more
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$65.00
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De Mayor of Harlem

by HENDERSON, David

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. First published book by the important African-American poet, influential member of the Umbra group and founding editor of its journal Umbra. First Printing, cloth issue. Octavo (20.75cm); blue paper and red cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; [12],13-128pp. Faint dampstaining along backstrip, faint foxing… Read more
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$40.00
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Vowels

by ANDREWS, Bruce

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1976
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New York: 0 Press, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Edition of 250 copies. Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; [44]pp. Hint of rubbing and dusting to covers, still a very Near Fine copy, with little evidence of use. Early collection by Andrews, best known as co-founder and editor of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine (1978-83).
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Husks of Wheat: Two Poems [Author's Copy, Signed]

by Wakoski, Diane (poems); BURKHARDT, Hans (illustrations)

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Published
1987
Edition
First Edition
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$400.00

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Northridge: Santa Susana Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Deluxe Issue, this copy marked "Author's Copy," signed both by Wakoski (twice) and illustrator Hans Burkhardt. Three large letterpress printed sheets of Arches Heavyweight in tri-fold format, each housing an original print signed and dated by Burkhardt; in black paper chemise, housed in the publisher's original cloth slipcase, with title labels… Read more
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$400.00
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The Diamond Merchant [Limited Edition, Signed]

by Wakoski, Diane

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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Cambridge: The Sans Souci Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive volume containing two long poems, letterpress printed on Fabriano paper. One of 99 numbered copies signed by the author, this copy marked 'Out of Series.' Oblong octavo (19.25cm); blue-gray cloth-covered boards, with printed title label mounted to spine; dustjacket; [vi],[2],3-34,[8]pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some… Read more
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Roses [Limited Edition, Signed]

by Wakoski, Diane

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Published
1987
Edition
First, Limited Edition
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$85.00

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[Santa Rosa]: Caliban Press, 1987. First, Limited Edition. Paperback. An exquisitely-produced volume of Wakoski's poems, with roses being the connective theme. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.50. Small quarto (24.25cm); letterpress printed sheets sewn into decorative card covers and maroon cloth backstrip, with title stamped in black on front cover; [x],20,[6]pp. A… Read more
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$85.00
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The Anvil

by BINYON, Laurence

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Published
1916
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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London: Elkin Mathews, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Cloth issue. 12mo; sage green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; 43pp. Endpapers slightly darkened, faint foxing to upper edge of text block, else a tight, Near Fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper. Simultaneously issued in wrappers. A collection of poems on the Great War, based on Binyon's… Read more
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The Ring [Author's Copy, Signed with an Original Drawing]

by Wakoski, Diane

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Deluxe Issue, one of 5 specially-bound copies marked "Author's Copy" on the colophon, each signed, with a unique original drawing mounted opposite the title page. Quarto (27.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards and red cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; [24]pp. Fine in a lightly rubbed,… Read more
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$125.00
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The Diamond Merchant [Limited Edition, Signed]

by Wakoski, Diane

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Cambridge: The Sans Souci Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive volume containing two long poems, letterpress printed on Fabriano paper. One of 99 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.30. Oblong octavo (19.25cm); blue-gray cloth-covered boards, with printed title label mounted to spine; [vi],[2],3-34,[8]pp. A Fine copy, lacking the dustjacket.
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$75.00
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Joanne

by [KYGER, Joanne]

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Published
[1970]
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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Bolinas & New York: Angel Hair, [1970]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm); mimeographed sheets (rectos), side-stapled into photographic and black construction paper covers; [39]pp. Oxidation to staples, light wear to extremities, else Very Good+. A collection of short and medium-length poems, though the colophon calls this "a novel from the inside out.
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Panels for the Walls of Heaven [Deluxe Issue]

by PATCHEN, Kenneth

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
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$1,750.00

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Berkeley: Bern Porter / The Gillick Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of this artists book by Patchen, comprised of poems accompanied by numerous illustrations. Patchen has painted a sinister-looking Kokopelli-like figure on the front cover, with a hanging man and a wrecking ball dangling from one of its appendages. Rear cover contains his limitation, written by hand… Read more
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$1,750.00
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The Green Fig Tree

by PARR, Michael

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Published
1965
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing, preceding the American edition published by St. Martin's Press. Octavo (22cm); pictorial cloth boards; dustjacket; [xii],83,[1]pp. Base of spine gently nudged, else Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with new price and a small bookseller's sticker at lower front flap; hint of sunning to spine, with light wear to spine ends… Read more
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The Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereni: A Bilingual Edition

by SERENI, Vittorio (text); ROBINSON, Peter and Marcus Perryman (transation)

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Published
2006
Edition
First Edition
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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); beige cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; xxii,441,[1]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. A substantial collection of poetry and prose by Sereni (1913-1983), the first such collection published anywhere in the world.
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Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

by WARR, Bertram

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Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth issue. Octavo; cloth boards; dustjacket; 92pp. Fine in a price-clipped and slightly edgeworn dustwrapper, Very Good or better. Posthumous collection of work by the Nova Scotia poet, killed in action over Germany in 1943. Edited, and with an introduction by Len Gasparini. The cloth issue is rather uncommon.
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Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

by WARR, Bertram

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Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Wrappered issue. Octavo; pictorial card wrappers (softcover); 92pp. Small (.
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The Tapestry and the Web

by KYGER, Joanne

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1965
Edition
First, Limited Edition
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$100.00

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San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965. First, Limited Edition. Paperback. Regular issue of 973 paperbound copies from a total edition of 1000 (there were also 27 signed and specially-bound copies). Quarto. Purple card wrappers; 61pp. Usual uneven fading to the wrapper margins, else a tight, Near Fine copy. With a fragment of manuscript laid in, apparently in Kyger's hand:… Read more
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Harvest: Collected Poems and Prayers. Introduction by Charlese Silberman

by BRIN, Ruth Firestone

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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Duluth: Holy Cow! Press, 1999. First Edition. Paperback. First printing. Paperbound, as issued. Fine, unmarked copy. Modern English-language re-workings of traditional Jewish prayers and texts. Minnesota author.
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The Dark Kingdom [Deluxe Issue, one of 75 Copies]

by PATCHEN, Kenneth

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1942
Edition
First Edition
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$1,500.00

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New York: Harriss & Givens, 1942. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive, early collection of poems, published by Wayne Harriss and Jan Givens while they were students at Columbia University and Wellesley College - Dark Kingdom was the only book they produced. The present copy bears a somewhat mystical illustration by Patchen, in the style of a stained-glass window, depicting an… Read more
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