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Visions: Paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Chang Dai-Chien, Georgia O'Keefe and California ImpressionistsSeen Through the Optic of Poetry.
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Visions: Paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Chang Dai-Chien, Georgia O'Keefe and California ImpressionistsSeen Through the Optic of Poetry .

By Marc Elihu Hofstadter .

Oakland, CA Scarlet Tanager Books, 2001. Paperback First Edition (2001), unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: former owner's gift inscription at the title page (the author tended to inscribe copies in this place on the title page; it may be we are misreading his name, which is obscurely scrawled; we are not marketing this book as signed): else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A handsome, very close-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.25 inches). xiii, 71 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. First Edition (2001), unstated. Trade Paperback.

$7.64

Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction .
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Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction .

By Christopher New .

New York, NY Routledge, 1999. Paperback First Edition (1999), so stated. The hardcover edition appears to have been published simultaneously. First Edition (1999), so stated. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.25 x 0.5 inches). viii, 151 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. The hardcover edition appears to have been published simultaneously. Academic Press Paperback.

$29.40

Standing by Words: Essays.
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Standing by Words: Essays.

By Wendell Berry .

Washington DC Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005. Paperback First Edition Thus [2005], First Printing of this edition, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. . First Edition Thus [2005], First Printing of this edition, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, like--new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners Sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(8 x 5 x 0.7 inches). 213 pages + Index. Language: English. Weight: 9 ounces. . Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Aristotle's Poetics: A Translation and Commentary for Students of Literature.
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Aristotle's Poetics: A Translation and Commentary for Students of Literature.

By Aristotle.

Tallahassee, FL University Presses of Florida: Florida State University, 1958. Paperback Second Edition (1981), Slightly Enlarged from the original Prentice-Hall edition of 1968. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows considerable rubbing to the panels and to the backstrip (where the authorial names have been somewhat obscured by the rubbing); former owner's name at the upper front endpaper; the binding remains square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches). vii, 308 pages. Translated by Leon Golden. Commentary by O.B. Hardison. Language: English. Weight: 15 ounces. Second Edition (1981), Slightly Enlarged from the original Prentice-Hall edition of 1968. University Press Paperback.

$14.70

How Does a Poem Mean?

By John Ciardi.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin: Riverside Press, 1959. Hardcover First Edition (1959); Seventh Printing. Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use; just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; the top and bottom edges of the quarter cloth boards show a thin line of sunning; the front hinge has been inexpertly reinforced with binder's glue; the binding is ever so slightly cocked, but remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with small loss to rubbing and chipping at the corner tips and a small chip at the top edge of the front panel and at the head of the backstrip; noticeable rubbing to the panels; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Serviceable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. First Edition (1959); Seventh Printing. Hardback with DJ.

$73.50

Revolution in Poetic Language.

By Julia Kristeva .

New York, NY Columbia University Press, 1984. Paperback First Edition USA (1984); Tenth Printing. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 5.85 x 0.75 inches). xi, 271 pages. Translated by Margaret Waller. Introduction by Leon S. Roudiez. Language: English. Weight: 13.9 ounces. European Perspectives Series. A Columbia Centennial Classic. First Edition USA (1984); Tenth Printing. University Press Paperback.

$21.76

Poetic Authority: Spenser, Milton, and Literary History.

By John Guillory.

New York, NY Columbia University Press, 1983. Paperback First Edition Thus (1983), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Columbia University Press' customary practice. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities, with a small, faint crease near the lower front corner tip; former owner's name inscribed in ink at the top of the front free endpaper; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the very mildest wear and a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.5 inches). xiii, 201 pages. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1983), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Columbia University Press' customary practice. University Press Paperback.

$29.40

Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism.
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Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism.

By Tilottama Rajan.

Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press, 1986. Paperback First Edition Thus (1986), First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus (1986), First Printing, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of foxing to the top and fore-edges; else flawless. the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a minor, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches). 281 pages. Language: English. Weight: 12 ounces. University Press Paperback.

$14.70

An Essay on Poetics.

By Thaddeus Reamy Brenton.

Oxford, UK Oxford University Press, 1932. Hardcover First Edition (1932), unstated in accordance with OUP's customary practice. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to Margaret Preiminger. First Edition (1932), unstated in accordance with OUP's customary practice. Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.75 x 5.3 x 0.25 inches). 58 pages. Foreward by Lascelles Abercrombie. Language: English. Weight: 5.5 ounces. Deep blue cloth over boards with gilt titles and designs at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Published by Humphrey Milford for the Oxford University Press. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$29.40

Seventeenth Century Poetry: The Schools of Donne and Jonson.

By Hugh Kenner, [Editor].

New York, NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston , 1964. Paperback INK MARGINALIA AND UNDERLINING in ten pages in the text. Else, Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: barely discernible spine lean; light wear to the extremities; moderate rubbing and faint soiling to the wrapper covers; former owner's name neatly printed at the bottom of the front panel and at the front endpaper; a bump to the upper corner of the rear panel has caused a couple of creases there; the binding remains secure. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A solid used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor cosmetic flaws - and of course the underlining. Clearly this is a flawed copy, but if one can overlook the pen work, remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.35 x 4.95 x 1 inches). xxxii, 508pp. Introduction by the editor and introductions to the poets by same; Bibliography. Index. Language: English. Weight: 14.2 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$2.35

Guide to Kulchur.
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Guide to Kulchur.

By Ezra Pound.

New York, NY New Directions Publishing , 1970. Paperback First Edition Thus (1970), Sixth Printing. Scattered UNDERLINING, NOTATIONS AND MARGINALIA IN INK AND PENCIL. Else, Very Good in Wraps: shows just a touch of wear to the extremities; three creases at the backstrip; many pages dog-eared at the upper corner; the binding leans ever so slightly, while remaining secure. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, shows only mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws - including of course the pen marks; clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 1 inches). 379 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1970), Sixth Printing. First published in 1952. Trade Paperback.

$5.29

Ways Through Bracken.

By Thomas A. Clark .

Santa Barbara, CA The Jargon Society, 1980. Paperback First Edition (1980), unstated in accordance with Jargon's customary practice. First Edition (1980), unstated in accordance with Jargon's customary practice. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of careful use, but does show very faint soiling to the open-weave wrapper covers; the binding is ever-so slightly cocked off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a single unobtrusive flaw. Bright and Clean. Virtually "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 64mo. (4.5 x 7 x 0.35 inches). Pastedown fern motif at the front panel. White wraps with brown titles at the front panel; black titles at the backstrip. Designed by Jonathan Williams. Language: English. Weight: 3.8 ounces. Jargon 93. Paperback: Perfect Wraps. The Jargon Society is an independent press founded by the American poet Jonathan Williams. The Jargon Society has published seminal works of the American literary avant-garde, including books by Charles Olson, Louis Zukofsky, Paul Metcalf, James Broughton, and Williams himself. Though most of Jargon's writers are either cult figures or genuine obscurities, the books themselves are often intricately designed deluxe editions. Guy Davenport described the Jargon Society as "a paradoxical fusion of fine printing and samizdat diffusion."

$156.80

Fenollosa : The Chinese Written Character As A Medium for Poetry.

By Ernest Fenollosa.

San Francisco, CA City Lights Books, 1960. Paperback First Edition Thus (1960); Second Printing (1964). First published in 1936. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; a couple of very faint stress creases near the upper corner of the front panel, near the hinge; faint soiling to the white background field of the rear panel of the wrapper covers; former owner's gift inscription at the upper title page; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 5 x 0.2 inches). 45 pages. Edited by Ezra Pound. Language : English. Weight: 2.3 ounces. First Edition Thus (1960); Second Printing (1964). First published in 1936. Trade Paperback. Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853 – 1908) was an American art historian of Japanese art, professor of philosophy and political economy at Tokyo Imperial University. An important educator during the modernization of Japan during the Meiji Era, Fenollosa was an enthusiastic Orientalist who did much to preserve traditional Japanese art. After his death in London in 1908, Fenollosa's unpublished notes on Chinese poetry and Japanese Noh drama were confided by his widow to noted poet Ezra Pound who, with William Butler Yeats, used them to solidify the growing interest in Far Eastern literature among modernist writers. Pound subsequently finished Fenollosa's work with the aid of Arthur Waley, the noted British sinologist.

$19.60

The Poetic Art of W.H. Auden: Critical Portrait of Aude as the Anti-Romantic, Didactic & Impersonal.

By John G. Blair.

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1965. Paperback First Edition (1965), unstated in accordance with Princeton's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; some faint soiling to the white background field of the rear panel; a thin crack in the paper at the upper backstrip; a price has been neatly blocked out at the upper corner of the front panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Very close to 'As New'.Remains close to 'As New'. May be a remainder, as there is a pencil mark aslant across part of the bottom edge of the text block. NOT Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches). viii, 210 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. First Edition (1965), unstated in accordance with Princeton's customary practice at the time of publication. Trade Paperback.

$5.88

Of Paradise and Light: A Study of Vaughan's "Silex Scintillans"

By E.C. Pettet.

New York, NY Cambridge University Press, 1960. Hardcover First Edition (1960), unstated in accordance with Cambridge's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition (1960), unstated in accordance with Cambridge's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; some faint smudges to the top edge of the text block; a short note in tiny letters at the front free endpaper; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows light wear to extremities, with a chip at the upper corner of the rear panel and a short, closed tear at the head of the backstrip; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Attractive and intact, showing several flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.8 x 0.85 inches). x, 217 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$16.66

Interpretations of Poetry and Religion.

By George Santayana .

New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Hardcover First Edition USA (1900), unstated; First Printing indicated by the fact that the dates on the title and copyright pages match and no subsequent printings are listed, in accordance with Scribner's customary practice at the time of publication. The first nine pages show PENCIL UNDERLINING. Else, Good: shows indications of considerable use (many of these have been 'glossed over' by covering the covers with clear plastic packing tape); the binding leans slightly off square, but remains secure (the gutter of the front endpapers have cracked, but have been reglued with binder's tape; former owner's name and place at the front free endpaper and an elegant homeric-themed bookplate at the front pastedown endpaper. Light wear to extremities; the text pages tanned a slightly, due to aging. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.25 x 1.1 inches). x, 290 pages. Rust-red cloth over boards. Language: English. Weight: 18.7 ounces. First Edition USA (1900), unstated; First Printing indicated by the fact that the dates on the title and copyright pages match and no subsequent printings are listed, in accordance with Scribner's customary practice at the time of publication. Hardback: Lacks DJ, though we doubt it ever possessed one. Santayana's second book.

$19.60

The Metaphysicals and Milton.

By E.M.W. Tillyard.

London, UK Chatto & Windus, 1956. Hardcover First Edition (1956); Second Printing (1960). Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing to corner tips; a thin line of stain at the top edge of the front panel and alogn the front edge of the backstrip, near the hinge; a touch of foxing to the endpapers; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A near-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a several very minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(8.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches). vii, 88 pages. Rust-Red cloth over boards with gilt titles at the backstrip. First Edition (1956); Second Printing (1960). Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$13.72

Radio Corpse: Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound.
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Radio Corpse: Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound.

By Daniel Tiffany .

New Haven, CT Harvard University Press, 1995. Hardcover First Edition (1995), unstated in accordance with HUP's customary practice. First Edition (1995), unstated in accordance with HUP's customary practice. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use: The Book shows a bit of criimping to the heel of the backstrip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only the very mildest wear at one spot. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing to the panels; unclipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.25 x 1 incches). x, 302 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1.pound, 8.8 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$34.30

The Spiritual Meaning of "In Memoriam": An Interpretation For the Times.

By James Main Dixon.

New York, NY Abingdon Press, 1920. Hardcover First Edition (1920), unstated in accordance with Abingdon's customary practice. First Edition (1920), unstated in accordance with Abingdon's customary practice. Good+: Shows moderate use: mild wear to the extremities of the blue cloth-covered boards; the front hinge is just starting; mild rubbing to the panels and just a hint of sun-blanching to the backstrip (the titles thereon are lightly rubbed, but unaffected by the sunning); light soiling to the panels; the binding shows slight lean, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a little wear and a few minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.65 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches). 173 pages. Index. Bibliography. Introduction by James M. Campbell. Language: English. Weight: 10.8 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$6.86

How to Read a Poem.

By Burton Raffel.

New York, NY New American Library: Meridian Books, 1984. Paperback First Edition (1984), unstated. First Edition (1984), unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the corner tips; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only the very mildest wear and a single, very minor flaw. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches). xii, 260 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$29.40

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