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The Bridge. A Poem

by LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; Hart CRANE; Malcolm COWLEY (introduction)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1981
Condition
A fine copy with some wear and chipping to the glassine
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$120.00

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1981. A fine copy with some wear and chipping to the glassine. Folio. Illustrated with photographs by Richard Benson. Original cloth; original glassine; publisher's decorated slipcase. Limited edition, number 693 of 2000 copies signed by the illustrator. With the one-page prospectus slip laid-in.
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Like I Say

by WHALEN, Philip

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Published
1960
Condition
A good copy with some soiling to the wrappers and an occasional stain on some internal leaves
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$15.00

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New York: Totem Press / Corinth Books, 1960. A good copy with some soiling to the wrappers and an occasional stain on some internal leaves. 8vo. 47, [1] pages. Stapled as issued in pictorial wrappers, front cover drawing by Robert LaVigne.
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Collected Poems

by MENASHE, Samuel

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Published
1986
Condition
Internally fine, the wrappers with some curling and light soiling
ISBN
9780915032433
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$40.00

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Orono: The National Poetry Foundation / University of Maine, 1986. Internally fine, the wrappers with some curling and light soiling. 8vo. 220 pages. Printed wrappers. First edition, inscribed by Menashe on the half-title. Issued simultaneously in paperback and cloth. "Although Menashe published only a few volumes, he was considered a unique and significant poet by critics such as… Read more
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Justice

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Published
1918
Condition
Some light soiling and toning, generally near-fine
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$175.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918. Some light soiling and toning, generally near-fine. 8vo. [8] pages. Stapled as issued in printed wrappers; green cloth chemise and slipcase. First edition of this poem, printed for copyright purposes. Ricvhardson A312; Stewart 461.
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$175.00
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The Scholars

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Published
1919
Condition
Some light soiling and toning, generally near-fine
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$175.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919. Some light soiling and toning, generally near-fine. 8vo. [8] pages. Stapled as issued in printed wrappers; green cloth chemise and slipcase. First edition of this poem, printed for copyright purposes in an edition of 70 copies. Richardson A318; Stewart 528.
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$175.00
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Notebook Poems: 1953. 3 Drawings by Jess

by DUNCAN, Robert

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1991
Condition
A fine copy, not sunned, and with virtually no signs of handling
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$350.00

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San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley [for] San Francisco State University, 1991. A fine copy, not sunned, and with virtually no signs of handling. Folio. Original salmon wrappers, printed paper title label, untrimmed. FIRST EDITION, number 16 of 90 copies signed by Jess, from an edition of 100 (ten included an original drawing). Designed and printed by… Read more
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Hands

by TANNING, Dorothea and Jennifer MELBY (editors); A.R. Ammons; Anthony Hecht; Richard Howard; W.S. Merwin; Adrienne Rich; Richard Wilbur

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Published
2004
Condition
A fine set
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$200.00

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New York: Academy of American Poets, 2004. A fine set. 7 x 7 inches. Seven bifolia, comprising title/colophon and six poems, each with portrait of the poet facing a reproduction of their manuscript poem, with printed poem on translucent paper inserted. Laid loose as issued in glazed paper printed portfolio. First edition, one of 200 copies only. The… Read more
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Whatever Happens

by LEONTIEF, Estelle

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1975
Condition
A few small scuffs to cloth, generally fine
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$90.00

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West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1975. A few small scuffs to cloth, generally fine. 8vo. Color relief print by Claire Van Vliet. Grey cloth, printed paper spine label. Number 227 of 250 copies signed by the author and artist. Handset by Nancy Southworth, printed on Mohawk Superfine by Susan Johanknecht, bound by James Bicknell.
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$90.00
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Bare Elegy

by LOCKWOOD, Margo

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Published
1980
Condition
A fine copy with a few minor marks on the cloth
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$100.00

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West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1980. A fine copy with a few minor marks on the cloth. Tall narrow 8vo. Xerox by Ray K. Metzker. [20] pages. Black cloth, printed paper label on spine. Number 17 of 150 copies signed by Lockwood and Metzker, with a lengthy 1980 inscription by Lockwood to a collector on the colophon.… Read more
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$100.00
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To the Memory of the Martyr Fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto: Thirty-Five Drawings by Maurice Mendjisky - An Unpublished Poem by Paul Eluard - A text by Vercors

by MENDJISKY, Maurice; Paul ELUARD; VERCORS

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1964
Condition
A fine set, with some light wear to slipcase, lettering on chemise somewhat faded
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$225.00

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Paris: [Printed by Grou-Radenez] for Serje Mendjisky, 1964. A fine set, with some light wear to slipcase, lettering on chemise somewhat faded. Folio (14.5 x 11 inches). 35 plates. Text and plates laid loose as issued in printed cream wrappers; velvet chemise and slipcase. Copy number 282 from an unnumbered edition.
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$225.00
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Mercedes Sosa New York 1983. Cancionero

by SOSA, Mercedes

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Published
1983
Condition
Wrappers toned
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$35.00

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New York: Washington Irving Auditorium, 1983. Wrappers toned. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. 20 pages, mimeographed. Stapled in wrappers. First edition.
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The Life and Death of Jason. A Poem

by MORRIS, William

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1867
Condition
Text lightly toned at edges, stain on front cover, a few chips at ends of spine, but generally very good plus copy, the spine le
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$90.00

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1867. Text lightly toned at edges, stain on front cover, a few chips at ends of spine, but generally very good plus copy, the spine lettering bright. 8vo (6.75 x 4.5 inches). 4-page advertisements at front. 307 pages. Original terra-cotta cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: Alice N. Day (1868 ownership signature on title, faint). First… Read more
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$90.00
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The Soweto I Love

by SEPAMLA, Sipho

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1977
Condition
A near fine copy
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$15.00

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London, Cape Town: Rex Collings; David Philip, 1977. A near fine copy. 7.5 x 5 inches. 53 pages. Original printed dust jacket. First edition.
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$15.00
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The Vision of Sir Launfal

by LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1848
Condition
Spine perished, some wear at corners, small stain on title
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$175.00

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Cambridge: George Nichols, 1848. Spine perished, some wear at corners, small stain on title. 12mo (18.3 x 11.1 cm). vi, 27 pages. Original yellow glazed paper boards printed in black. FIRST EDITION. "According to the mythology of the Romancers, the San Greal, or Holy Grail, was the cup out of which Jesus partook of the last supper with… Read more
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Mogg Megone. A Poem

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1836
Condition
Spine lightly sunned, some foxing, but a very attractive, unsophisticated copy
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$1,000.00

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Boston: Light & Stearns, 1836. Spine lightly sunned, some foxing, but a very attractive, unsophisticated copy. 16mo (11.3 x 6.7 cm). iv, 69 pages. Publisher's blue embossed cloth, gilt-title within arabesque frame on front cover. FIRST EDITION, with terminal leaf used as the rear pastedown as often. Whittier's epic narrative poem used the life of the Native American… Read more
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Moll Pitcher and the Minstrel Girl. Poems. Revised Edition

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1840
Condition
Spine partly perished, some light soiled to wrappers; pale foxing, but a very handsome copy in original condition
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$500.00

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Philadelphia: Joseph Healy, 1840. Spine partly perished, some light soiled to wrappers; pale foxing, but a very handsome copy in original condition. 12mo (14.7 x 9.6 cm). 44 pages. Original printed wrappers. An unauthorized reprint, but the first complete book appearance of "The Minstrel Girl," though most of the piece had appeared previously in 'The American Common-Place Book,'… Read more
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$500.00
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Snow-bound. A Winter Idyl

by WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)

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Published
1866
Condition
1/4-inch chip at head of spine, old newspaper clippings mounted on front flyleaves, some foxing at beginning and end
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$200.00

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. 1/4-inch chip at head of spine, old newspaper clippings mounted on front flyleaves, some foxing at beginning and end. 8vo (17.8 x 11.2 cm). 52 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Whittier by H. W. Smith after a photograph by Hawes (foxed), with tissue guard. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt-titled on front cover and spine.… Read more
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The School-Boy

by HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

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Published
1879
Condition
Chipped at ends of spine, light wear at corners, but an attractive copy
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$100.00

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Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Chipped at ends of spine, light wear at corners, but an attractive copy. 8vo (21.3 x 15 cm). 79 pages. Frontispiece, illustrations in text. Printed on rectos only. Original decorated beveled cloth, decorated endpapers, edges gilt. FIRST TRADE EDITION, first issued privately without a title-page nor identification of the author. Holmes read… Read more
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The Black Christ

by CULLEN, Countee

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1929
Condition
Cover labels rubbed; jacket lightly toned and with a few small spots of wear at extremities but generally in very well-preserved
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$800.00

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New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Cover labels rubbed; jacket lightly toned and with a few small spots of wear at extremities but generally in very well-preserved condition. 8vo. xiii, [1], 110, [1] pages. Frontispiece and decorations by Charles Cullen. Original quarter black cloth, blue boards, gold title labels on front cover and spine. FIRST AMERICAN… Read more
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$800.00
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Essays and Poems

by VERY, Jones (1813-1880)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1839
Condition
Spine label lightly soiled, a few spots and small areas of wear on cover, one front flyleaf removed, a few intermittent foxmarks
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$600.00

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Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839. Spine label lightly soiled, a few spots and small areas of wear on cover, one front flyleaf removed, a few intermittent foxmarks, generally a fresh and crisp copy in the original cloth. 8vo (17 x 11 cm). vii, 175 pages. Publisher's green cloth, printed paper spine label, the Essays almost… Read more
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$600.00