London: Turret Books, 1968. Fine in green cloth covered boards, without dust jacket as issued. This edition SIGNED and limited to 250 copies (this being No.1).
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Boston: HMCo, 1979. First Edition of the author's second book. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, very lightly spine darkened, with a very short closed tear to the top of the back panel.Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. The 1978 Lamont Poetry Selection.
Rocky Mount, NC: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1988. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 300). "Preview chapter" from the author's then-forthcoming first novel, "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All."Light foxing to the top page edges, brief soil to the bottom page edges, and a faint sticker shadow.....
New York: Living Hand, 1976. First Edition. SIGNED by Paul Auster on the title page. Light fading to the spine, Near Fine in card wrappers with French flaps.
Dallas, TX: Kaleidograph, 1938. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Jacket is faded with chips to spine ends and owner's bookplate tipped in.
Philadelphia: American Poetry Review, 2000. First Edition. Paperback original, Fine in wrappers (softcover).
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For — / With deep gratitude and affection / Lazar." Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has light toning at the spine panel, a tiny closed tear at the heel, a hint of shallow creasing at the extremities, and mild toning. An.....
London: John Calder, 1977. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's material laid in. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine dust jacket.
London: Faber and Faber, 1988. First UK Edition, first printing, and true first. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
New York: Oxford, 1945. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Owner inscription to front endpaper. Light chipping to crown and top of front panel.
Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1927. Limited Edition, one of 244 hand numbered copies (this being No. 169). Illustrated with three color plates by Francois Quelvee, with tissue guards intact. Noted arts patron and bohemian Caresse Crosby's third collection of poetry, and the first book published by her press Editions Narcisse, founded by Crosby alongside her second husband Harry (and named after.....
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1943. First Edition. SIGNED by Sandburg on the front endpaper. Jacket has just a hint of rubbing, else just about Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
N.p. N.p., Circa 1955. Vintage black and white photograph of Swedish-American poet, biographer, and musician Carl Sandburg playing the guitar.Sandburg frequently accompanied himself on solo guitar at readings of his 1927 folksong anthology "The American Songbag," leading historians to speculate that the poet was the first American urban folk singer. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly toned, with.....
Leipzig: Adolf Titze, 1884. Hardcover. About Very Good in red cloth covered boards with gilt decoration and gilt page edges. Slightly shaken, with front hinge cracked, moderate soil to the boards, and amateur tape repairs to a couple of pages. Contains a number of black and white photographic plates of the Rhine. Text in German.
Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press, 1982. Later printing, Fine in green wrappers (softcover).
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher's red cloth, with titles and rule in gilt on the front board, design and rule in blind on the rear board, no titles on the spine; all page edges gilt, reddish-brown coated endpapers. Very Good with some rubbing to the boards, slightly cocked. A very presentable copy overall.
Bensenville, IL: Open Skull Press, 1966. First Edition. One of "no more than" 400 copies. Published by Douglas Blazek's Open Skull Press, and INSCRIBED by Bukowski to Blazek in the year of publication on the inside front wrapper: "For Doug Blazek / As if a man don't have just enough pain just looking out a window / But no, there.....
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. 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.
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 by John Martin.....
Crescent City, FL: New Athenaeum Press, 1967. First Edition. Issued in green and gray wrapper variants (no priority), this being the gray variant. INSCRIBED and DATED in the year of publication by the author on the front endpaper with typical aplomb: "To Les Dubinas / I hope you all like 'Poontang' / Chas Willeford / 23 Jan '67." A self-published.....
Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1985. First Edition. A trade paperback original. Author's second book (after a novel and two chapbooks), a collection of poems and short prose. About Fine and unread in illustrated wrappers.
Winnipeg: Nuage Edition, 1998. First Edition, a paperback original. Fine in trade softcover binding.
New York: Vintage, 1981. REVIEW COPY with publisher's materials tipped in to front endpaper. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover).
New York: Vintage, 1974. Trade Paperback. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover).
Berkeley: Archangel Press, 1969. Photocopied sheets printed on rectos only stapled into a manila folder with the author and title painted in blue watercolor on the front cover. First Edition. One of an unspecified number of copies but apparently not many made (this one #4). SIGNED by the author. Sheets are Fine. Edges of folder have a small tears, light.....
Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1999. First Edition. Softcover, Review Copy with publisher's materials laid in, Fine in pictorial wrappers (softcover).
Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1997. First Edition. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover), INSCRIBED by the author on the title page.
New York: Harold Weston / Florence Anthony Enterprises, 1981. First Edition. Poets David and Lauren Lawrence's second publications, after appearing together in "Living with Mirrors: Two Books of Poetry," in 1979. Laid in is an release notice announcing the two volumes, on a letterhead from Harold Weston / Florence Anthony Enterprises, dated 1982. Harold Weston, Jr., was a pugilist and.....
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. From the library of distinguished philosopher George Farre, with his small ownership label on the front pastedown, with a hint of a spine lean. Jacket has light toning to the spine, with a few tiny chips and closed tears at the extremities, a few.....
Manchester: The Bad Press, 1991. First Edition. Review copy, with publisher's review slip, gallery exhibition announcement, and bi-fold exhibition announcement laid in. One of 1000 unnumbered copies. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Watermans Gallery from August 5 through September 1, 1991.Near Fine in illustrated card wrappers with French flaps. Wrappers with light toning, a couple light horizontal creases.....
London: Gilbert & George, 1984. First Limited Edition. One of 1000 copies (this being No. 449) SIGNED and hand numbered by the author on the title page. Laid in, on David Robilliard letterhead, is a Robilliard "Background, " with "Curriculum Vitae" on the verso, and an autograph letter signed, on Robilliard letterhead, dated 23.9.88, from Robilliard to noted curator Brenda.....
New York: Hirschl & Adler Modern, 1990. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Modern from September 13 through October 6, 1990.Near Fine in side-stapled card wrappers with French flaps. Wrappers with light soiling and light toning to the extremities.
Carpenter Press, 1989. First Edition, a paperback original. Near Fine in trade wrappers (softcover).
Coffee House Press, 1995. First Edition. Fine in wrappers (softcover).
New York: An American Place, 1933. First Edition. Privately printed. One of 400 numbered copies, this being No. 333. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce acetate dust wrapper. Wrapper is evenly toned (as always found), with only a small chip at the crown to note. A superb copy.
World Poetry Society International, 1972. First Edition. Very Good plus in printed wrappers. Spine faded. Includes poetry and illustrations.
Rome: Botteghe Oscure, 1950. First Edition. Text and titles in Italian, French, and English. Botteghe Oscure was a literary journal published and edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani, Princess of Bassiano, from 1948 to 1960. Very Good plus in wrappers, lightly edgeworn and toned, with a contemporary owner signature and address on the front endpaper.
New York: Macmillan, 1926. First Edition. Near Fine and unread in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket rubbed and nicked at the spine ends. Review tipped onto the rear jacket panel.
New York: Harper, 1937. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Owner bookplate to front endpaper. Jacket has a single short closed tear, a few nicks, and the slightest tanning to the spine.
New York: Harper, 1934. First Edition. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards moderately faded around edges, top pages have light soil; dust jacket has light soil, moderate spine fade.
College Park, MD: SCOP Publications, 1983. First Edition, a paperback original. Near Fine in moderately faded wrappers (softcover), INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page.
Los Angeles: Huntonian Press, 1996. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. Near Fine in wrappers.
Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1882. 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.
Seattle, WA and Fayetteville, AR: Mill Mountain Press / Lost Roads 1977, No. 7-12. 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 of avant-garde and.....
Paris: Pierre Jean Oswald, 1966. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Near Fine in wrappers. Wrappers very lightly soiled. Dedication page and following two pages have shallow scoring, in one place causing a short slice, a production flaw. Else a Near Fine and unread copy. Text in French.
France: Traces, 1970. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. One of 390 copies (this being No. 191). Very Good plus in French flaps as issued. Pages are lightly foxed, with a touch of rubbing to the flap folds. Text is in French.
Berlin: Edition Plasma, 1990. First German Edition, preceded by the English-language edition issued by The Grenfell Press in the US in 1988. Near Fine in paper-covered boards with no dust jacket as issued. Illustrations by Clemente throughout.
Berlin: Plinke, 1999. First Edition. SIGNED on the title page by Martyn Jacques, as well as fellow members of the "Brechtian Punk Cabaret" 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 Lillies for a 1999 opera.....
Chicago: Packard and Company / Hendricks House, 1947. First Edition. Volume 14 in the "Complete Works of Herman Melville." Errata slip laid in. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Extremities lightly bumped. Light shelfwear and toning to the jacket. Jacket art by D. J. Toigo.
Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1901. Limited Edition. One of 500 unnumbered copies, in vellum covered card wrappers. Very Good, with front hinge cracked, light foxing throughout, and moderate offsetting on the front endpaper. An unusual, presentable collection of poems in Greek, Latin, and English.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1954. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket is moderately rubbed overall.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. Near Fine in a Very Good jacket with a shallow edge chip, and a few short closed tears, some repaired by tape at the verso of the jacket.
London: Critical Quarterly Society, n.d. First Edition. Fine in stapled wrappers.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Tiny owner bookplate on the front pastedown, covered by the front flap. Jacket lightly toned along the spine panel and flap folds, as almost always found, else fresh and bright. An exceptional copy of the author's fragile first book.
New York: Scribner Poetry, 1997. Trade softcover. First Edition. Fine and unread in illustrated wrappers (softcover) as issued.
Worcester: Metacom Press, 1982. First Edition. One of twenty-six lettered copies. A posthumous collection, elegantly produced. Fine in boards.
Paris: Louve, 1984. First Edition in French, and only edition to our knowledge, one of an undetermined number of copies (this being copy No. 65). INSCRIBED by Godard on the front endpaper: "Pour Gloria et Mayer / en souvenir de leu sympathique presence au Ceran / a 20 septembre 84 / Jean-Luc." Discrete poetic and philosophical musings from the French.....
New York: Trobar, 1962. First Edition. Fine in stapled wrappers; endpapers browing. Nice copy of the author's third book.
Seattle: Duck's-Foot Tree Press, n.d. First Edition. Fine in tan wrappers (softcover), limited to 100 copies (this being No. 97). SIGNED and numbered by the author on the verso of the rear cover.
Pittsburgh and London: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1980. First Edition. SIGNED by Hall on the title page. Fine condition with no dust jacket, as issued. With illustrated card, which originally came with the book, laid in.
Reprint. Very Good lacking dust jacket. Fading to spine.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press / Phoenix Books, 1967. Later printing, Near Fine in wrappers (softcover), SIGNED by the author on the title page and inscribed on the front endpaper, dated 1969.
Los Angeles: Endymion Press, 2002. First Edition. Laid-in bookmark present, as issued. About Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
New York: Fluxus Editions, 1972. 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 Journey to Lithuania," about his.....
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition."Thin, non-glossy tan card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition."Glossy black and white card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
New York: Covici-Friede, 1928. First Edition.Basis for the seminal 1949 film noir directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Wise and Audrey Totter. An epic poem about an aging African-American boxer, extremely popular on its release, resulting in a number of later printings. While the poem's ominous mood was maintained in the film, its racial issues were replaced with a......
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. 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.
N.p. N.p., circa 1960. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph of author Lawrence Durrell taken by photographer Leon Herschtritt, circa 1960. Lawrence George Durrell, novelist, poet, humorist and travel writer, perhaps best known for his 1962 "Alexandria Quartet" novels ("Justine" , "Balthazar" , "Mountolive"  and "Clea" ), ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of twentieth.....
New York: New Directions (1970). First Edition. A paperback original. About Near Fine in wrappers.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. Revised Edition, Very Good lacking dust jacket. Light fading and rubbing overall.
New York: George H. Doran, 1927. First Edition. Duodecimo. Publisher's patterned paper boards, red vellum spine, paper spine label. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. The author's first long poem. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light shelfwear, and faint foxing to the top page edges. Moderate toning to the jacket spine and folds, with.....
Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1997. First Edition, a paperback original, Fine in wrappers (softcover). REVIEW COPY, with publisher's material laid in.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1966. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Name inked on front endpaper; light edgewear on dust jacket, lower corner of inside flap cut, and creases on fragile tissue cover.
Washington, DC: Dryad Press, 1982. First Edition. Very Good plus lacking dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, dated 1983.
Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. Small octavo. One of 250 numbered copies printed on handmade paper, this being No. 137. Near Fine in publisher's black quarter-cloth and paper-covered boards with gilt titles.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. UNCORRECTED PROOF preceding the First Edition. Near Fine in blue wrappers, with review materials stapled inside front cover.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1968. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Williams in the year of publication on the half-title page: "For — and — / In memory of one of history's most memorable four days, with love and other good things! / Miller / New Orleans / 3-3-68." Williams is the father of noted singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams, and this his third.....
N.p. N.p., 1974. Original poster advertising a the first reading by Russian poet Nahum Korzhavin after his emigration to the United States in 1973. SIGNED by Korzhavin at the top left corner. The reading was held on April 16, 1974, and also featured readings of English translations of other Russian poetry by Gregory Orr. The event was held at the.....
Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1999. First Edition. Paperback original, Fine in wrappers (softcover). Bilingual edition.
New York: Harcourt, 2004. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
New York: Anatolia Press, 1943. First Edition. Lengthily INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and soiled. Glue stains to the pastedowns. In Greek with English translations by Joseph Auslander.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1962. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Very Good plus in tall pink wrappers with a black comb binding. Publisher's holograph annotations on the front wrapper, including the author's first name, the publication date, and publication price. Wrappers very lightly worn and slightly toned at the extremities. A very presentable copy, one of only a handful likely.....
New York: Dover, 1996. First thus, Near Fine in wrappers (softcover).
Chile: Nascimento, 1954. First printing of this edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 680) SIGNED by the author. This copy retains the scarce insert on green paper that was issued with all copies, a bibliographic note on the genesis and publication history of the poem by Jorge Sanhueza. The first definitive edition of the poems, including the.....
Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1980. First Edition, a paperback original, one of 1000 copies. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Wrappers lightly soiled, else Fine and unread.
Berkeley, CA: The Figures, 1976. First Edition, a paperback original, one of 500 copies. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near Fine in wrappers with light soil.
Paris: Living Hand, 1973. First Edition, a paperback original. The first issue of Auster's influential Living Hand series. Near Fine copy in illustrated wrappers.
Michigan: New Issues Press, 1999. First Edition. Near Fine in trade wrappers (softcover).
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1981. 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.
Richmond: Dietz, 1933. First Edition. SIGNED by author on half-title page. Near Fine lacking dust jacket.
New York: Harold Vinal, 1927. First Edition in Very Good plus condition, lacking dust jacket. SIGNED and humorously inscribed by A.K. Laing: "A poor thing and ill favour'd, but 1/2 mine own / Alex." Boards and spine gilt moderately rubbed, else a Near Fine copy.
New York: Telephone Books, 1974. Stapled sheets with glossy cover. First Edition. One of 300 copies. Just about Fine in stapled sheets. INSCRIBED by the author to Frances Waldman: "To Frances / with best wishes + gratitude / Rebecca."
Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2002. 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 the boards, About Fine and.....
London: Chatto and Windus, 1905. First Edition. Brown cloth-covered boards, beveled edges, titles and illustration in gilt on the front board and spine. Coated paper stock. Contemporary gift inscription (dated 1908), else a bright, Very Good plus copy with only some minute wear at the corners to note, along with foxing to the endpapers. An attractive copy.
London: Calder and Boyars, 1972. First UK Edition, preceded by the First Edition published by Houghton Mifflin in 1968. Review copy, with publisher's review slip laid in. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
New York: Henry Holt, 1929. First Edition. One of 1000 copies (this being No. 818) SIGNED by the author Sidney Cox. About Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light offsetting to the title page from the frontispiece, lacking the tissue guard. Mild toning to the pages and spine panel. Jacket has toning and a small splash to the.....
Annandale, NY: Salitter, 1967. Limited Edition. One of 50 numbered copies (this being No. 3). Though not called for, this copy further affectionately INSCRIBED by the author: "for my dearest Yak, / with all love & dinners, / a tartlet -unexpected- / Boar." Kelly has additionally indicated in red ink two poems to be taken especially seriously by the mysterious.....
Iowa City: Cummington Press, 1961. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. White jacket shows a bit of soil, else FIne.
Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944-1970. Archive of five vintage screenplays and scripts belonging to novelist and poet Robert Nathan. Included in the archive are: one Draft script for an unproduced film titled "Red Shoes Run Faster," one script for an unproduced play titled "The Ice Maiden," one early treatment script for an unproduced film adaptation of Nathan's novel "Mr.....