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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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Fever and Other New Poems

By: Akhmadulina, Bella; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny; Dutton, Geoffrey; Mezhakoff-Koriakin, Igor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket corners rubbed with 1 inch closed tear to spine head, rear jacket panel toned, small sticker on jacket spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. vi, 66 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by a member of the Russian New Wave literary movement who Joseph Brodsky once called the best living poet in the Russian language. Translated by Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin, with an introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. View more info

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Inferno (The Divine Comedy, Volume I [1]) (Penguin Classics)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Musa, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285218

ISBN: 0142437220

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. 2003 Trade Paperback. 430 pp. This vigorous translation of the poet's journey through the circles of hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's introduction and commentaries on each of the cantos brilliantly illuminate the text. Translated with Notes and an Introduction by Mark Musa. View more info

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The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, Complete Edition with Biographical Introduction [Poems of Matthew Arnold]

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. / Norwood Press: 1897

Seller ID: 2290943

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear, ink name and year (1908) on front flyleaf. 1897 Half-Leather. xxvii, [1], 502 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine and corners, green morocco spine label, marbled paper over boards, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Photographic frontispiece of author. A collection of poetry by British poet Matthew Arnold, with biographical introduction and bibliography preceding text. View more info

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Houseboat Days: Poems (The Penguin Poets)

By: Ashbery, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1977

Seller ID: 2276278

ISBN: 0140422021

Condition: Fair


Former library copy, usual marks. Wrappers rubbed with a few creases. 1977 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 88 pp. A collection of Ashbery's newest poems offers highly original explorations of the modes of intellectual perception and the pathways of subjective experience. View more info

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Poems of Places and People

By: Barker, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263253

ISBN: 0571095135

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author ('to Mike, George Barker') on front endpaper. Top edge faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with tiny sticker remnant on spine base. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. 8vo. Barker was part of the New Apocalyptics movement, and his affair with Elizabeth Smart inspired her novel By Grand Central Station. George Barker's new collection contains, among other things, elegies on people he has admired or loved and accounts of places -- and the people in them -- that have a personal significance for him. These poems are fr... View more info

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Collected Poems, 1930-1955

By: Barker, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263259

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('George Barker for Mike'). Edges faintly foxed, tiny ink number on jacket spine base, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped but list price still present. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 245, [1] pp. 8vo. Barker was part of the New Apocalyptics movement, and his affair with Elizabeth Smart inspired her novel By Grand Central Station. This volume will make possible a proper assessment of the scope and stature of Mr. Barker's work as a whole. For more than twenty years his poetry has been one of t... View more info

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In Memory of David Archer

By: Barker, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263256

ISBN: 0571103987

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('George Barker for Mike'). Top edge faintly foxed, three tiny spots on fore-edge, tiny sticker on jacket spine base. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 77, [1] pp. 8vo. Barker was part of the New Apocalyptics movement, and his affair with Elizabeth Smart inspired her novel By Grand Central Station. George Barker's new collection of poems is inspired again principally by both places and people. In particular, of course, it is inspired by the memory of his friend, David Archer, bookseller and publisher, ... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translato... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Ja... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2279003

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. Lacks Sandlass insert. 1971 Large Hardcover. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, th... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James; et al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265678

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English by various authors, most notably Edna St. Vincent Millay, and edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet i... View more info

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Sparrow 4, January 1973: Three Stories

By: Bromige, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1973

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263365

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 1973 Stapled Binding. [16 pp.] The fourth issue of a monthly literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, essays, criticism, commentaries, and reviews, each issue presenting the work of a single author. View more info

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The Poems of Robert Browning (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Browning, Robert; Lewis, C. Day

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294866

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. xvii, [1], 299, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. A collection of poetry by Robert Browning, selected, edited, and introduced by C. Day Lewis, with woodcut illustrations by Peter Reddick. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Browning (May 7, 1812 - December 12, 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. View more info

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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morris, William; Winterich, John T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260541

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jacket. Jacket toned with some loss along edges, a few light spots on jacket spine. 1958 Large Hardcover. xx, 554 pp. A facsimile of William Morris's Kelmscott Chaucer, including the original 87 illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, with a new introduction by John T. Winterich and a glossary for the modern reader. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes call... View more info

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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morris, William; Winterich, John T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286096

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few tiny tears. 1958 Large Hardcover. xx, 554 pp. A facsimile of William Morris's Kelmscott Chaucer, including the original 87 illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, with a new introduction by John T. Winterich and a glossary for the modern reader. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is cre... View more info

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Smack

By: Clark, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1972

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263336

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Small ink number on spine base, edges lightly faded. 1972 Trade Paperback. 48, [4] pp. A collection of poems by the former poetry editor for the Paris Review and winner of the Hopwood Award, with photographs by Lewis P. MacAdams, Jr. View more info

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292791

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Not to be confused with the reprints issued in a smaller format. Nicely rebacked with original backstrip laid down, boards a bit rubbed (rear board more so) with minor loss of gilt, scattered light foxing throughout (mostly to margins and tissue guards). 1876 Large Hardcover. 12, [78] pp. Elephant folio. Original green cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders, all edges gilt. Numerous full-page engravings by Gustave Dore following text, captioned with the associated couplets. A visually striking edition of the famous nautical poem known for its (oft-misquoted) lines: W... View more info

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The Island: A Novel

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263250

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned, sticker remnant on spine base. 1969 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. A novel by the author best known for his poetry. Creeley is generally associated with the Black Mountain poets, despite his verse displaying a style somewhat different from most members of that group. He was friends with a number of other influential poets of his day, including Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. View more info

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The Gold Diggers and Other Stories (SL 326)

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1972

Seller ID: 2263734

ISBN: 0684127245

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name stamp inside wrappers, small sticker on spine base. 1972 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 158, [2] pp. A collection of short stories by the author best known for his poetry, representing Creeley's first foray into prose (these stories were written before his 1962 novel The Island). Creeley is generally associated with the Black Mountain poets, despite his verse displaying a style somewhat different from most members of that group. He was friends with a number of other influential poets of his day, including Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Jo... View more info

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The Finger: Poems 1966-1969

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Calder & Boyars Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263749

ISBN: 0714504238

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on spine base. 1970 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 143, [1] pp. Creeley is generally associated with the Black Mountain poets, despite his verse displaying a style somewhat different from most members of that group. He was friends with a number of other influential poets of his day, including Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners and Ed Dorn. View more info

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James Dickey: Poems, 1957-1967

By: Dickey, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press: 1967

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263030

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Near fine in good jacket. Jacket rubbed, 1/2 inch closed tear to top edge, light crease down jacket spine. 1967 Hard Cover. xv, 299 pp. 8vo. This volume represents, under one cover, the major work of the man whom critics and readers have designated the authentic poet of his American generation. For this collection, James Dickey has selected from his four published books all those poems that reflect his truest interests and his growth as an artist. He has added more than a score of new poems – in effect, a new book in themselves – that have not previously been published in vol... View more info

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

By: Dickinson, Emily; Johnson, Thomas H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292704

ISBN: 0316184144

Condition: Near Fine


Modern printing. Green lettering on jacket spine ('Emily Dickinson') faded, the rest of the spine text still clear. 1960 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 770 pp. 8vo. The first complete collection of Dickinson's poetry, which was not published until nearly 70 years her death. Almost none of her poems were published during her lifetime, and those published posthumously appeared in three separate volumes between 1890 and 1896. This edition provides a brief introduction, a bibliography of previous collections, a subject index, and an index of first lines. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – Ma... View more info

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Mornings Like This: Found Poems

By: Dillard, Annie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270661

ISBN: 0060171553

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, [4], 75, [7] pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. The author offers a new approach to poetry by going through old nonfiction books, finding passages that amuse or interest her, and rearranging them into poems that range from funny to serious to reflective. View more info

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Gunslinger Book I [1]

By: Dorn, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1968

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263763

Condition: Good


2nd printing, one of 750 copies. Wrappers a bit soiled, front corner lightly creased, 1 inch tear and light stain on rear edge. 1968 Trade Paperback. [x], 51, [7] pp. The most famous work by the poet associated with the Black Mountain school. View more info

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Tribunals, Passages 31-35

By: Duncan, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2262853

ISBN: 0876850832

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Wrappers lightly toned. 1970 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Robert Duncan was an important part of both the Black Mountain school of poetry, led by Charles Olson, and the San Francisco Renaissance, whose other members included poets Jack Spicer and Robin Blaser. A distinctive voice in American poetry, Duncan’s idiosyncratic poetics drew on myth, occultism, religion—including the theosophical tradition in which he was raised—and innovative writing practices such as projective verse and composition by field. During his lifetime, critics such as M.L. Rosenthal ... View more info

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Poems (Household Edition)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Cabot, J.E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1885

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269226

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate and ink name stamps on endpapers, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 315, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by the American transcendentalist, essayist, and poet who championed individualism. Prefatory note by J.E. Cabot stating that 'This volume contains nearly all the pieces included in the Poems and May-Day of former editions'. Includes: The Sphinx; Each and All; The Problem; To Rhea; The Visit; Uriel; The World-Soul; Alphonso of Castile; Mithridates; To J.W.; Destiny; Guy; Hamatreya; Earth-Song; Good-Bye; ... View more info

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Poems for People Who Don't Read Poems

By: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus; Hamburger, Michael; Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263335

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Small sticker on spine base, faint crease to front corner, ink gift note on half-title page ('for mike from jed'). 1968 Trade Paperback. [viii], 177, [3] pp. The first collection of verse by the award-winning German poet to be translated into English, co-translated by the author, American poet Jerome Rothenberg, and British poet Michael Hamburger. The original German text appears opposite the English. View more info

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Stoney Lonesome #3: Thirty Six Poets

By: Erwin, Michael; Morse, Jonathan; Pflum, Richard; Wade, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nosferatu Press: 1972

Seller ID: 2263358

Condition: Near Fine


A couple tiny smudges on front wrapper. 1972 Stapled Binding. 71, [1] pp. The third issue of a poetry review named after a village in Brown County, Indiana, including contributions by: Barry Alpert; Philip Appleman; Aliki Barnstone; Willis Barnstone; John Beaulieu; Robert Lee Bringhurst; Kevin Burgart; Deborah Campbell; Richard Cameron; Betty Coon; Bill Corder; Bill Erickson; Michael Erwin; Charles Fredell; Lee Goergen; Pamela Hoff; Richard Immersi; Ko Ching Po; Cecilia Lee; Jonathan Morse; Lon J. Otto; Sergio Perkins; Roger Pfingston; Richard Pflum; Michael J. Phillips; J.V. Ricapito; Frederi... View more info

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Stoney Lonesome #3: Thirty Six Poets

By: Erwin, Michael; Morse, Jonathan; Pflum, Richard; Wade, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nosferatu Press: 1972

Seller ID: 2263357

Condition: Very Good


Ink number on front corner. 1972 Stapled Binding. 71, [1] pp. The third issue of a poetry review named after a village in Brown County, Indiana, including contributions by: Barry Alpert; Philip Appleman; Aliki Barnstone; Willis Barnstone; John Beaulieu; Robert Lee Bringhurst; Kevin Burgart; Deborah Campbell; Richard Cameron; Betty Coon; Bill Corder; Bill Erickson; Michael Erwin; Charles Fredell; Lee Goergen; Pamela Hoff; Richard Immersi; Ko Ching Po; Cecilia Lee; Jonathan Morse; Lon J. Otto; Sergio Perkins; Roger Pfingston; Richard Pflum; Michael J. Phillips; J.V. Ricapito; Frederick Rodgers; ... View more info