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A SECOND BOOK of RHYMES, Williams, Donald Cary
1 Williams, Donald Cary A SECOND BOOK of RHYMES
[Los Angeles] Press of the Abbey, San Encino de Los Angeles, Clyde Brown, Master Printer 1925 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth, front and spine pastedown labels, guarded frontispiece photo, dated 1925 on title page and 1926 on copyright page, index to first lines at rear. An early work of this press. For H. G. G. that she be a better girl these admonishments were intended; made into print for her, the twenty-third commencement of Occidental College, June thirteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-five. ; 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"; 96 pp; A copy with little wear. Spine label toned, light wear to front label, browning and small tears to tissue guard, clean and unmarked. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A TREE IN BLOOM and Other Verses, Flanner, Hildegarde
2 Flanner, Hildegarde A TREE IN BLOOM and Other Verses
San Francisco The Lantern Press 1924 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue paper over boards, front pastedown label. #158 of 500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press, Decoration by Frederic Monhoff. ; 7-1/2" x 10-1/2"; 15 pp; Spine splitting away from boards, worn spots on boards, 1925 gift inscription penned on FFEP. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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APPLEZABA'S ANTHOLOGY of LONG BEACH POETRY, McManus, Richard E. & D.H. Lloyd (Editors); Contributors include Gerald Locklin, John Buckner, Richard Routhier, D. J. Waldie, Mary Alyschilds, Clifton Snider
3 McManus, Richard E. & D.H. Lloyd (Editors); Contributors include Gerald Locklin, John Buckner, Richard Routhier, D. J. Waldie, Mary Alyschilds, Clifton Snider APPLEZABA'S ANTHOLOGY of LONG BEACH POETRY
Long Beach, Ca. Applezaba Press (1977) 0-930090-00-4 / 9780930090005 Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Yellow wraps, perfect bound, poetry with Artwork by Phred Borrego and Theresa Hoiten.; 5-1/4" x 8"; 74 pp; Covers soiled, small marginal stain on first blank leaf, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Astrolabes, Hill, Nellie, David Hoag and Elizabeth Keeler
4 Hill, Nellie, David Hoag and Elizabeth Keeler Astrolabes
San Francisco, CA Peace & Pieces Foundation 1975 0-914024-17-5 / 9780914024170 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Orange wraps, each cover with a different astrolabe pictured, additional astrolabes pictured on pages separating the work of each poet, poetry with accompanying photographs by Nina Hamberg. This copy with a 1976 presentation inscription on the title page penned and signed by Nellie [Hill]. ; 6" x 9"; ii, 120 pp; Signed by Author; Covers with slight wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Autumn Leaves, Barton, Ardelia M.
5 Barton, Ardelia M. Autumn Leaves
San Francisco Press of Bruce Brough 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red cloth over beveled boards, gilt decoration of leaf on front and lettering to front and spine, all edges gilt, frontispiece portrait of author with facsimile signature (protected by glassine). ; 5" x 7"; xii, 231 pp; Early presswork by Bruce Brough, who later worked with John Henry Nash and was later a part of the Paul Elder Tomoye Press. An eventful publication as well, for the commission was received before the Earthquake. The author writes in her preface: "Autumn Leaves was in the hands of the publisher (Bruce Brough) at the time of the Great Fire of April, 1906, and not a single page of the original manuscript was saved. I could ony recall a few titles, and a line or two here and there, not knowing though where they belonged. I began to rewrite on the 12th of June, 1908, and on the 12th of September, 1908, it was ready for publication." She writes at the end: "My 'Autumn Leaves' are gathered, And now they must be pressed. I hope they will give pleasure, And hearts by them be blessed." ; Cloth lightly worn at tips, slightly soiled. Pages clean and free of tears or writing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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bidd scheen, laud lesn, Schanovsky, Hugo
6 Schanovsky, Hugo bidd scheen, laud lesn
Linz/Donau Gutenberg-Verlag 1975 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Black wraps with French fold flaps, color cover photo, text in German, Dialektgedichte von Hugo Schanovsky. This copy with lengthly presentation inscription penned and signed by the author on the half-title dated 1976. Uncommon title. ; 5" x 8"; 95 pp; Signed by Author; Covers rubbed and lightly worn. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Jackson, Blyden & Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Black Poetry in America: Two Essays in Historical Interpretation
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press (1974) 0-8071-0075-7 / 9780807100752 No printing noted Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Yellow cloth lettered on spine in brown and gilt. Brown dust jacket lettered in orange. This copy with a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper penned and signed by author Jackson. Laid in is a newspaper clipped about a presentation by the same author. ; 5-3/4" x 8-3/4"; xiv, 119 pp; Signed by Author; Faint soiling along bottom of boards otherwise fine, unmarked within apart from the author's inscription. Jacket has but traces of wear at the tips, not clipped ($5.95), protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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COSMIC POEMS, Manship, Albert A.
8 Manship, Albert A. COSMIC POEMS
Portland, Oregon Published by The Author on The Poet's Press 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Brown cloth, yellow lettering, Book One. -- Initiation and Book Two. -- Consummation. Bound by The Ditmar-Peterson Co., Portland. This copy with inscription on half title penned and signed by the author (Albert Armstrong Manship, on Sept. 29, 1913. ; 5" x 7"; 289 pp; Signed by Author; Boards lightly warped, covers worn at corners and along edges, losses to board sheen in places, rubbed with losses to cover lettering, prior owner inscription inked inside front cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY COURTYARD, Gray, Thomas
9 Gray, Thomas ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY COURTYARD
San Francisco Johnck & Seeger 1928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gray paper boards, cream paper spine, paper spine label, colored frontispiece of Stoke Poges Church, decorations by W. R. Cameron, critique and comment: The Anthem of the Obscure written by David Anderson. An early example of presswork by Lawton Kennedy, number 77 of an edition limited to 250 copies. This copy with an inscription on a front flyleaf penned and signed by John J. Johnck (publisher) to noted suffragist Sara Bard Field: To my dear friend Sara Bard Field with sincere regard and high appreciation of her work. John J. Johnck. ; 6.5 x 10"; 21 pp; Light soiling and cover wear, the occasional tiny brown spot (as where something soiled the page) internally. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Contributions by William Aarnes, Jon Anderson, Marvin Bell, Wendell Berry, Robert Bly, Rainer Brambach, Günter Eich, Bill Faber, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Robert Francis, John Haines, Donald Hall, Louis Hammer, Karl Krolow, Pedro Salinas, Dennis Schmitz, ++) FIELD : Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (Number 1 - Fall 1969)
Oberlin, Ohio Oberlin College 1969 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Additional contributors: Stephen Shrader, Louis Simpson, Robin Skelton, Gary Snyder, and William Stafford. Scarce first issue. Wraps with cover illustration of postcard showing California Big Trees Lumber Crew at Booles Tree, 2 pages of photographs. ; 5 x 8.5"; 73 pp; Slight wear to spine and to upper right corner of pages, no tears, no writing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Folk Songs, Palmer, John Williamson (Selected and Edited by)
11 Palmer, John Williamson (Selected and Edited by) Folk Songs
New York Charles Scribner 1861 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Elaborate full leather binding in beveled boards, spine with five raised bands, embossed designs and gilt lettering to both boards and spine, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Collection of poems is accompanied by illustrations in-line with the text pages, and 15 facsimile handwriting examples by popular poets on additional plates. Printed at the Riverside Press, Stereotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton, Cambridge, Mass. Heavy, extra for international postage.; 7" x 10"; xxxi, 466 pp; Covers rubbed (mostly along edges and at folds, and more heavily at corners), solid hinges, paper evenly toned, no inscriptions or writing, quite a number of pages with small spots of soiling or wear though most pages are clean and unmarked. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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FOR HIS RETURN: Poems, Fowler, Elsie Melchert
12 Fowler, Elsie Melchert FOR HIS RETURN: Poems
Chicago, Illinois Ralph Fletcher Seymour (1943) Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Written during World War II, the title poem is written for You women with your men far overseas. Publishers green cloth, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, frontispiece reproduces etching entitled "Winter Solitude," by Mr. Ernest Melchert. Title page with publisher's device of the Alderbrink Press. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. ; 5-3/4" x 8-3/4"; 77 pp; Signed by Author; Covers sunned, especially at spine (gilt dulled). lightly bumped at corners, prior owner sticker to front free endpaper, a few minor page faults (one with leaf having wrinkled corner, one toned (as where a newspaper article might have lain), one with a fingerprint. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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For White Boys Who Have Contemplated Monasteries After Being Dumped On Once Too Often, O'Connor, Michael Francis
13 O'Connor, Michael Francis For White Boys Who Have Contemplated Monasteries After Being Dumped On Once Too Often
Sacramento, California Blarney Books 1980 0-93542-02-9 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrations by Greg Vander Leun. Green wraps, perfect bound, pages not numbered. ISBN is as noted by the publisher but fails checksum test. This copy bears the inscription Very Best Wishes and the signature of the author in blue ink opposite the half title page. Uncommon.; 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"; Rear cover lightly toned at edges, very slight cover wear, internally fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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FRAGMENTS, Dodd, Alfred
14 Dodd, Alfred FRAGMENTS
Keighley Printed by Wadsworth & Co., The Rydal Press 1948 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
"These Fragments of Emotion were nearly all written during the 1914-18 World War and served to discharge over-wrought feelings. They were never intended for publication and were laid on one side and forgotten until I found them accidentally the other day. Glancing through them after some thirty years they awakened old memories..." New Years Day, 1948, "Fahelen", Liverpool, [19]12. For personal use and private circulation only. Blue wraps, frontispiece portrait of author. This copy with inscription on title page penned and signed by the author To Bro. ______ _______ from Bro. Alfred Dodd, Greetings, Easter 1948. A not commonly seen title by this author of works on Shakespeare and Francis Bacon. ; 5-1/2" x 8-3/4"; 61 pp; Minor wear to wraps. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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GENESIS WEST: A Garden to Grow the World Again (Volume One, Number One, Fall 1962), Lish, Gordon (editor); Jack Gilbert
15 Lish, Gordon (editor); Jack Gilbert GENESIS WEST: A Garden to Grow the World Again (Volume One, Number One, Fall 1962)
Burlingame, California The Chrysalis West Foundation 1962 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This first issue is a Celebration of Jack Gilbert. In addition, there is fiction by Grace Paley and Curtis Zahn, poetry by Cid Corman, George Cuomo, George P. Elliott, James T. Farrell, Raymond Federman, Rolfe Humphries and Frederick Rebsamen and graphics by Ruth Bernhard, Beth van Hoesen and Carla Lopez. Published quarterly in a limited edition, typography by Acme Press. Perfect bound wraps, green pictorial front cover. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; 94, [2] (ads) pp; Very light soiling and edge wear, sunned along right edge of front cover, small stain on rear cover, pages clean and unmarked, appears unread. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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I CANNOT SEE THEIR FACES AND KEEP SILENT, Bergman, Leibel
16 Bergman, Leibel I CANNOT SEE THEIR FACES AND KEEP SILENT
Saint Paul Prometheus Press 1946 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gray wraps, red lettering, stapled, 5 pages of Notes at rear. Rear cover with biographical info about author. ; 6" x 9"; 46+ pp; Covers toned and lightly worn, pages lightly worn at corners. No tears or writing. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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17 Eddy, Pearl Faulkner Insects in English Poetry
1931 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly, July and August, 1931, Vol. XXXIII, pages 53-77 and 148-163, adapted from 1930 thesis, cream stapled wraps.; 7 x 10"; 37 pp; Cover toned and slightly worn at right edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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KLEINE LYRISCHE GEDICHTE II. Theil., Weisse, C. F. (Binding by Carl Sonntag Jr.)
18 Weisse, C. F. (Binding by Carl Sonntag Jr.) KLEINE LYRISCHE GEDICHTE II. Theil.
Wein F. A. Schraembl 1793 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A most attractive binding with brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards, black leather spine label, gilt titling, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark. Binding signed CARL SONNTAG. JUN. LEIPZIG. The book itself is one of a series of works by German poets and prose writers (Sauulung der Vorzuglichsten Werke Deutscher Dichter und Prosaistein. XXXII. Band.). ; 4 x 6.5"; 173 pp; Binding is in very nice condition with only traces of wear. Pages with scattered light to moderate foxing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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LIGHT IN HIDING and other poems, Bosworth, Martha Ellis
19 Bosworth, Martha Ellis LIGHT IN HIDING and other poems
Berkeley, CA Lemon Tree Press 1984 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Blue stapled wraps.; 6-3/4" x 8-1/2"; 20 pp; Slight cover wear, spine lightly sunned. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ode to France, Weeks, Raymond
20 Weeks, Raymond Ode to France
New York Oxford University Press 1917 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
The verses here published were written in France during the tragic months of August and September, 1914, and were then laid aside for more than a year, in the hope that the author might be able to improve them if he approached them somewhat as a stranger. They were several times revised at still later periods, a number of lines were omitted and a few added... Blue cloth, gilt lettering on front. This copy with a presentation inscription in French on the FFEP penned and signed by the author. ; 4-3/4" x 6-1/2"; 25 pp; Signed by Author; Very nicely preserved with only slight wear at corners of boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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