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All Horses Have Feathers

All Horses Have Feathers

by Fisher, Allen, and Dick Miller (authors); Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

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Used - Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1971
Binding
Soft cover
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London: I B Held Bks / Edible Mag / Aloes Books, 1971. 1st edition. Soft cover. Good /No Jacket (as issued). Good+. 8vo, 16pp, stapled wrappers. A rare visual text published in connection with Aloes Books (numbered 5 in Fisher's bibliography), from the collection of period Fisherian associate Opal Louis Nations. Two notations to front cover in period associate handwriting;… Read more about this item
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Ideas on the Culture Dreamed Of (Spanner Editions 1)

Ideas on the Culture Dreamed Of (Spanner Editions 1)

by Fisher, Allen (author); Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1983
Binding
Soft cover
ISBN
9780856520532
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London: Spanner Editions, 1983. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 12mo, 126pp, printed wrappers. The rare original Spanner edition of this text (numbered 73 in Fisher's bibliography), from the collection of experimentalist cohort Opal Louis Nations. Unmarked copy, a bit of general and edge wear.
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Shortest Poems

Shortest Poems

by Payack, Peter (author), Michael Kasper (illustrator)

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Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1981
Binding
Soft cover
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Cambridge, MA: The Imaginary Press, 1981. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 24pp, stapled wrappers. A rare chapbook Payack/Kasper collaboration from The Imaginary Press. Unmarked copy, light wear and soil.
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My Bijou

My Bijou

by Fisher, Allen, and Dick Miller (authors); Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1971
Binding
Soft cover
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London: I B Held Bks / Edible Mag / Aloes Books, 1971. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 16pp, stapled wrappers. A rare visual text published in connection with Aloes Books (numbered 4 in Fisher's bibliography), from the collection of Fisherian boon companion Opal Louis Nations. Unmarked copy, minor toning and wear.
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Autobiography

Autobiography

by Zukofsky, Louis and Celia Thaew (authors), Ralph Eugene Meatyard (author photo)

Condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780670142439
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New York: Grossman Publishers, 1970. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+ cloth in Near VG dw. 8vo, 64pp, brown cloth with spine stamped in gold, printed dustwrapper. An unmarked copy of the stated first printing; jacket is price-clipped and has spotting and some edgewear to back panel.
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How We Built the Matterhorn - SIGNED copy

How We Built the Matterhorn - SIGNED copy

by Payack, Peter (author), Michael Kasper (illustrator)

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Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1978
Binding
Soft cover
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Cambridge, MA: Imaginary Press, 1978. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 8pp, stapled wrappers. SIGNED by the author on the first interior page in the year of publication. A folded single-page broadside by Payack ("Why I Believe in Death") is laid in. Otherwise unmarked copy of a rare chapbook publication; light wear and… Read more about this item
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The Evolution of Death - SIGNED copy (Samisdat 51; Volume 13, Number 4; XIII; 1977)

The Evolution of Death - SIGNED copy (Samisdat 51; Volume 13, Number 4; XIII; 1977)

by Payack, Peter (author), Merritt Clifton (illustrator)

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Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1977
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Soft cover
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San Jose, CA: Samisdat, 1977. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 16pp, stapled wrappers. SIGNED by the author on the first interior page in the year of publication. Otherwise unmarked copy of a rare chapbook publication; light toning to back cover and minor soil.
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The Growth of Human Ideas

The Growth of Human Ideas

by Payack, Peter

Condition
Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1980
Binding
Soft cover
ISBN
9780919890275
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Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1980. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 36pp, stapled wrappers. Unmarked copy of a rare chapbook publication; minor wear.
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A Brief Guide to the Theory of Relativity (in Easy-to-Understand Language) - SIGNED copy

A Brief Guide to the Theory of Relativity (in Easy-to-Understand Language) - SIGNED copy

by Payack, Peter

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Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1977
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Soft cover
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Cambridge, MA: n.p, 1977. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 8pp, stapled wrappers. SIGNED by the author on the first interior page in the year of publication. Otherwise unmarked copy of a rare chapbook publication; light wear and bumping.
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Rainbow Bridges - SIGNED copy (Samisdat 70; Volume 18, Number 3; XVIII; 1978)

Rainbow Bridges - SIGNED copy (Samisdat 70; Volume 18, Number 3; XVIII; 1978)

by Payack, Peter (author), Michael Kasper (cover)

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Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1978
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Soft cover
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Richford, VT: Samisdat, 1978. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 12pp, stapled wrappers. SIGNED by the author on the first interior page in the year of publication. Otherwise unmarked copy of a rare chapbook publication; patches of toning to covers.
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Tiny Windows

Tiny Windows

by McNaughton, Duncan

Condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
2014
Binding
Soft cover
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San Francisco: Auguste Press, 2014. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 4to, 66pp, stapled wrappers. 1 of 250 stated copies. Unmarked copy, light reading wear and soil.
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The Shape of the Stone Was Stoneshaped - includes 45rpm disc

The Shape of the Stone Was Stoneshaped - includes 45rpm disc

by MacLennan, Toby Chapman

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st edition
Published
1975
Binding
Hardcover
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Toronto: The Eternal Network, 1975. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. VG in Near VG dw. 8vo, 96pp, green cloth, printed dustwrapper. Includes accompanying 45rpm disc. Peak Canadian production from the peak of the peaked 1970s. Unmarked copy, some spotting to page edges and spots/edge chips to dustwrapper.
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Sleep : Prose Poems

Sleep : Prose Poems

by Zirlin, Larry

Condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1976
Binding
Soft cover
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Warwick, NY: Wyrd Press, 1976. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 28pp, stapled wrappers with printed dustwrapper. Clean copy (from the collection of the usually fastidious Opal Louis Nations) of this experimental chapbook printed in black and red. Unmarked copy, minor wear to wrapper.
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Human Nature

Human Nature

by Varney, Edwin (author), Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1974
Binding
Soft cover
ISBN
9780889560024
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Vancouver: Intermedia Press, 1974. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 64pp, printed wrappers. INSCRIBED with a heart by the author (as "Ed") to cardiac colleague Opal Louis Nations. Number 354 of an unspecified number of copies of this experimental work with visual and poetic elements. Unmarked copy, minor wear.
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My Tongue in Other Cheeks : A Selection of Translations by James Sallis

My Tongue in Other Cheeks : A Selection of Translations by James Sallis

by Sallis, James (translating Blaise Cendrars, Jacques Dupin, Andrei Voznesensky, Yves Bonnefoy, Pablo Neruda, Francis Ponge, Boris Pasternak, Guillaume Apollinaire, Raymond Radiguet, and Boris Vian)

Condition
Used - Fine
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
2003
Binding
Soft cover
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Black River Falls, WI: Obscure Publications, 2003. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. 8vo, 36pp, sewn wrappers. Number 34 of 60 copies of this SIGNED limited-edition book of poetic translations. Unmarked copy, just about as new.
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The Man with Seven Toes

The Man with Seven Toes

by Ondaatje, Michael

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
3rd edition
Published
1975 [1969]
Binding
Soft cover
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Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1975 [1969]. 3rd edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. Oblong 8vo, 48pp, printed wrappers. 1 of 1000 copies of the stated third edition from 1975 of an early production from Coach House Press. Unmarked copy from the collection of sun-dappled accumulator Opal Louis Nations, a bit of sunning to spine.
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Criss-Cross : A Text Book of Modern Composition

Criss-Cross : A Text Book of Modern Composition

by Riddell, John

Condition
Used - Very Good
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Edition
1st edition
Published
1977
Binding
Soft cover
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Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1977. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, ~128pp, printed wrappers. 1 of stated 1000 copies of this experimental seventies work, with visual and concrete elements (and limited didactic efficacy) from Coach House Press. Unmarked copy from the collection of sagaciously efficacious Opal Louis Nations, a little spotting to edges.
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New Epigrams from Martial - INSCRIBED copy

New Epigrams from Martial - INSCRIBED copy

by O'Connell, Richard (translator), Martial (author), Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1991
Binding
Soft cover
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Boca Raton, FL: Atlantis Editions, 1991. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 48pp, stapled wrappers. INSCRIBED by translator O'Connell to the untranslatably epitheted Opal Louis Nations. Number 244 of 250 copies; original price label to half-title page; a bit of general wear and soil.
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Natural History - INSCRIBED copy

Natural History - INSCRIBED copy

by Myers, George, Jr. (author), Opal Louis Nations (association copy)

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
1981
Binding
Soft cover
ISBN
9780960242467
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Washington, DC: The Paycock Press, 1981. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 80pp, printed wrappers. A murmuring assembly of collage-illustrated experimental texts, warmly INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication to garrulous essayee Opal Louis Nations (about whom Myers wrote an essay, referenced in the inscription). Unmarked otherwise, minor wear and faint freckles… Read more about this item
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Carbon Data : Poems - INSCRIBED copy

Carbon Data : Poems - INSCRIBED copy

by Nolan, Pat (author), Opal Louis Nations and Ellen Nations (association copy)

Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket (as issued)
Edition
1st edition
Published
2008
Binding
Soft cover
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Monte Rio, CA: Last Cookie Press, 2008. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. Oblong 8vo, 70pp, sewn wrappers. Warmly INSCRIBED by Nolan on the title page to simpatico poeticists Opal Louis and Ellen Nations. Unmarked otherwise, a nicely preserved copy of a rare hand-finished production.
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