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Dominion [Last Call] (Original screenplay for the 2016 film)

by Thomas, Dylan (subject); Steven Bernstein(director, screenwriter); Rhys Ifans, Rodrigo Santoro, John Malkovich, Romola Garai (starring)

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Published
2014
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Draft script for the 2016 film. With copied hole shadows, but made from a master. Copy belonging to costume designer Molly Maginnis, with her holograph ink and pencil annotations to three pages. A dramatization of the final hours of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, rumored to have died after drinking 18 straight whiskies at… Read more
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$175.00
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Original photograph of Ezra Pound and Olivier Todd at the Brasserie Lipp, circa 1965

by Pound, Ezra; Olivier Todd (subjects); Leon Herschtritt (photographer)

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Published
1965
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of the legendary and controversial poet Ezra Pound sitting with journalist Olivier Todd at the legendary Brasserie Lipp in Paris. With the stamp of photographer Leon Herschtritt on the verso. The Idaho-born Pound lived as an expatriate on and off throughout his life, but chose to live primarily in… Read more
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$675.00
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Openers (Signed First Edition)

by Erickson, Roky writing as The Reverend Roger Roky Kynard Erickson

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Edition
First Edition
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$1,250.00

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Austin, TX: Pyramid Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Roky Erickson on the front flyleaf. With the original circular red "Autographed Copy" sticker affixed to the front board. A book of poems written by Erickson, legendary singer and songwriter for the 13th Floor Elevators, during his stay at the Rusk Hospital for the Criminally… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Rhythm an' Hardtimes [Hard Times] (Signed First Edition)

by Allen, Lillian

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Published
1982
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Toronto: Domestic Bliss, 1982. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED and dated in the year of publication by the author on the verso of the front wrapper: "Doug / Poetry make me warm / Makes Wendy think of you / How about you / Love / Lillian Allen / Oct 82." The first book by the Jamaican born… Read more
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$125.00
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Gleanings from the Fields of Life (First Edition)

by Baily, Florence

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Published
1882
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1882. First Edition. First Edition. With color illustrations by the author. Very Good in illustrated boards with gilt titles and page edges. Contemporary gift inscription to the first blank. Boards lightly soiled and rubbed, with a tide mark to the rear board. Interior pages lightly foxed.
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Riding the Earthboy 40 (First Edition, inscribed to fellow author Chris Offutt)

by Welch, James

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780316579292
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: World Publishing, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by Welch to fellow author Chris Offutt on the half-title page: "To Chris / Always fun / James Welch." From the collection of Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996,… Read more
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$75.00
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Homecoming (Signed First Edition)

by Alvarez, Julia

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1985
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394538556
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$675.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. First Edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is extremely bright, with a touch of rubbing at the spine ends and corners.
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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You (First Edition)

by Stanford, Frank

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
No. 7-12
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780918786135
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$2,500.00

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Seattle, WA and Fayetteville, AR: Mill Mountain Press / Lost Roads 1977, No. 7-12. First Edition. First Edition. The poet's magnum opus, published one year before his suicide in 1978. Stanford's landmark primitive style of poetry, which involved strange tall tales and recurring characters, rivers, and a constant focus on death, has attained an almost mythical status among students… Read more
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$2,500.00
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Becoming Visible (First Edition)

by Lamantia, Philip

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
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$225.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. Number 39 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Scarce hardcover edition, published simultaneously in softcover. Very Good plus overall, with light foxing to both book and jacket. Text block slightly wavy.
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$225.00
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Selected Poems (First Edition, second state)

by Duncan, Robert

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, second state, a perfect-bound softcover. Number 10 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities, even toning throughout.
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$45.00
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New Young German Poets (First Edition)

by Rothenberg, Jerome (editor, translator)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 11 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Writers featured include Karl Krolow, Paul Celan, Helmut Heissenbuttel, Günter Grass, and more. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities.
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Planet News, 1961-1967 (First Edition)

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 23 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus, with foxing to the spine and page edges, two tiny bruises.
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$25.00
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Panic Grass (First Edition)

by Upton, Charles

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 24 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series, a singular long poem. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities.
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The Fall of America (First Edition, second state)

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1972. First Edition. First Edition, second state in black wrappers with titles in white, price of $2.50 on the rear wrapper (the first state is in white wrappers with titles in black, same price). Number 30 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus in moderately rubbed wrappers (softcover), with… Read more
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Roman Poems (First Edition)

by Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Francesca Valente (translators); Alberto Moravio (preface)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780872860421
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$45.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Number 41 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Pasolini illuminates an impoverished Italian culture. Italian and English text. Very Good plus overall, with foxing to both book and dust jacket.
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Hot Water Music (First Edition)

by Bukowski, Charles

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780876855973
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$200.00

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of short stories. Near Fine with a slight lean in a Near Fine publisher's acetate dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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$200.00
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Reminiscensijos [Reminiscences] (Signed First Edition)

by Mekas, Jonas; George Maciunas (designer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Edition
First Edition
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$2,500.00

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New York: Fluxus Editions, 1972. First Edition. First Edition, one of 250 copies (this being No. 34). Although not called for, this copy SIGNED by Mekas on the verso of the front board. Designed by George Maciunas. Featuring poetry by Mekas alongside photographs of his native Lithuania. Published the same year as his documentary "Reminiscences of a… Read more
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A Bukowski Poetry Contest (Original broadside poster)

by [Bukowski, Charles] Martin, John (publisher)

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Published
1999
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$75.00

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Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. Original broadside poster advertising a poetry contest for fans of post-Beat poet Charles Bukowski. Issued by Bukowski's longtime publisher, Black Sparrow Press, in collaboration with Copperfield's Books and Music store, and the Sonoma County Independent. The contest was held to commemorate the iconic literary figure, and entries were personally judged… Read more
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Alders (Signed Limited Edition)

by Adams, Robert (photographer); Carolyn Dunn (poem)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2002
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781590050323
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies, this being No. 55, SIGNED by Robert Adams. Number 12 in the Nazaeli Press One Picture Book series. Containing one tipped in vintage photographic print, four duotone reproductions of photographs by Adams, and three poems by Carolyn Dunn. Scarce. A touch of soil to… Read more
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[Der ultimate Struwwelpeter oder Horror-Geschichten und grassliche Bilder] The Ultimate Shockheaded Peter or Horrible Stories and Noisy Pictures (First Edition)

by Hoffman, Heinrich (original text); Martyn Jacques (adaptation); Ralf Alex Fichtner (illustrations)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9783932909993
Item Price
$75.00

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Berlin: Plinke, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED on the title page by Martyn Jacques, as well as fellow members of the "Brechtian Punk Caberet" band, The Tiger Lillies, Adrian Stout and Adrian Huge. An adaptation of Heinrich Hoffman's classic 1845 book of children's rhymes by Martyn Jacques, who wrote and performed the music with The Tiger… Read more
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$75.00