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Mind Field (The Lettered Copy)

By Gregory Corso

Madras and New York: Hanuman Books, 1989. Original wraps. Near Fine/Very Good. SIGNED BY GREGORY CORSO on the title page. A LETTERED COPY AS WELL, LETTER "W", SO STATED BY CORSO ALSO ON THE TITLE PAGE, JUST ABOVE HIS SIGNATURE. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, VG to VG+ dustjacket, with one tiny chip at the front panel's bottom-edge and light soiling along the rear panel's top-edge. 64mo (miniature), Raymond Foy's and Francesco Clemente's wonderful Hanuman Books series.

$300.00

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile (The Signed/Limited of 250 Copies -- ALSO SIGNED BY CARL SOLOMON)

By Allen Ginsberg

New York: Harper & Row, 1986. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A very unusual copy of the 1986 signed/limited. This copy #108 of 250 signed by Allen Ginsberg at the limitation (with an accompanying doodle) AND ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY CARL SOLOMON (TO WHOM "HOWL" WAS ORIGINALLY DEDICATED) AT THE TITLE PAGE OF THE SECTION CALLED "CARL SOLOMON SPEAKS". A very sharp, Near Fine copy to boot in its burgundy cloth, with bright gilt-design to the front panel and very slightly rubbed gilt-titling along the spine. Quarto, also includes a Fine example of the publisher's matching burgundy slipcase. (From the title page: "Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography").

$1500.00

(Ankh)

By Gregory Corso

New York: The Phoenix Book Shop, 1971. Original wraps. Fine. A pristine copy of the 1971 signed/limited. #21 OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY GREGORY CORSO at the limitation. Crisp and Fine in its burgundy wrappers. Oblong 12mo, published by Bob Wilson's Phoenix Book Shop of New York, designed and printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press of New York.

$300.00

In the Clearing

By Robert Frost

Cloth. Very Good. INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST TO A DARTMOUTH SENIOR on the title page. A solid copy to boot of the 1962 stated 1st trade edition. Tight and VG in its dark-gray boards, with the college student's name and address on the front free endpaper, several lines of handwritten verse at the top of the front pastedown and several small, neat notes in ink along the 2nd rear endpaper. Octavo, lacking the dustjacket.

$200.00

Your Reason & Blake's System

By Allen Ginsberg

Hanuman Books, 1988. Original wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine. A nice Association copy: INSCRIBED BY ALLEN GINSBERG TO GREGORY CORSO on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1988 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light rubbing to the front panel. 64mo (miniature), #24 in Raymond Foy's and Francesco Clemente's wonderful Hanuman Books series.

$300.00

The Lady Is Cold & Other Poems (Salesman's Sample)
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The Lady Is Cold & Other Poems (Salesman's Sample)

By E.B.W. (E.B. White)

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Cloth. Very Good. The uncommon 1929 Salesman's Sample of E.B. White's 2nd book (and 1st credited book), following his 1927 "Less Than Nothing -- or The Life and Times of Sterling Finney". Solid and VG in its dark cloth, with a bit of light rubbing at the title label and light spotting to the panels. Thin octavo, consists of only 6 pgs. of text ("the following pages are samples from the text") plus a pre-publication box in which price and exact publication date are still to be determined. A fragile, very early, wonderful E.B. White piece.

$3000.00

The Ghost Book. Eugene and the Ostrich: And Minor Poems
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The Ghost Book. Eugene and the Ostrich: And Minor Poems

By Clement Biddle

Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, Publishers, 1874. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. L.H. Reed. The uncommon 1874 1st edition of this collection of metaphysical verse by Clement Biddle. A solid, very well-preserved copy. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling and decorative blindstamping along the panels. Very light age-spotting to a number of the pages, very mild dusting to the rear endpaper and pastedown. Wonderful pasted-on frontispiece of a spectral, serpent-like creature descending from the skies. Thin octavo, several engraved illustrations within "Eugene and the Ostrich"

$500.00

Behind the Wheel: Poems (Cover by Alex Katz)
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Behind the Wheel: Poems (Cover by Alex Katz)

By Michael Brownstein

New York: "C": A Journal of Poetry, 1967. Original wraps. Very Good +. Alex Katx. The 1967 1st edition of this mimeo issued by "C": A Journal of Poetry, the highly-influential Lower East Side poetry magazine. Solid and VG+ in its stapled, pictorial wrappers, with an Alex Katz illustration gracing the front cover. Just a touch of light creasing along the edges, otherwise clean as could be. Limited to 200 copies, this one of the 184 unsigned copies making up the 1st trade edition. Edited by Ted Berrigan (the general editor of all issues of "C"), production by Ron Padgett. "Behind the Wheel by Michael Brownstein is both another C poetry booklet and issue number fourteen of C magazine" (from the limitation page).

$300.00

30 Pictures
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30 Pictures

By Michael Brownstein

Stinson Beach, CA: Grape Press, 1972. Original wraps. Near Fine. SIGNED BY MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN on the title page. A crisp, very presentable copy to boot of the 1972 1st edition, limited to 350 copies. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers, with very light offsetting to the panels.

$50.00

To a Young Poet
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To a Young Poet

By Anne Waldman

Cambridge, MA: White Raven Press, 1979. Original wraps. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ANNE WALDMAN on the title page. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1979 1st trade edition, limited to 450 copies. (There were an additional 50 copies numbered and signed and hand-sewn and, even though this copy is signed, it's not among these 50 signed/limited copies). Clean and crisp and Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial wrappers.

$100.00

Sphinxeries
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Sphinxeries

By Anne Waldman and Denyse King

Boulder, CO: Smithereens Press, 1981. Original wraps. Very Good +. Uncommon 1981 1st edition of this Anne Waldman mimeo, published in a limitation of 200 copies by Smithereens Press out of Boulder. Solid and VG+ in its stapled wrappers, with just a touch of light soiling to the rear panel and very light creasing along the front panel's tips. Co-written with Deyse King. A wonderful letter from the painter Philip Guston to Yoko Ono serves as the book's Preface.

$200.00

3 American Tantrums
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3 American Tantrums

By Michael Brownstein

New York: Angel Hair Books, 1970. Original wraps. Near Fine. SIGNED BY MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN at the limitation. A clean, sharp copy to boot of the 1970 1st trade edition, limited to 750 copies. (There was also a signed/limited of only 13 copies). Tight and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial wrappers (designed by both the poet and Donna Dennis), with just a touch of creasing along the front panel's upper tip.

$100.00

The Wind Among the Reeds
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The Wind Among the Reeds

By W.B. Yeats

New York: John lane Company, 1905. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A clean, very impressive copy of the 1905 1st American edition. Tight and Near Fine in its decorative, light-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. Light spotting at the fore-edge, just a touch of light foxing to the preliminaries. 12mo, publisher's ads for its just-released titles at the rear.

$250.00

Under the Tent of the Sky: A Collection of Poems about Animals Large and Small
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Under the Tent of the Sky: A Collection of Poems about Animals Large and Small

By Selected by John E. Brewton, Illustrated by Robert Lawson

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. Robert Lawson. A handsome copy of the May 1937 1st edition. Solid and VG+ (very light offsetting at the endpapers and the pastedowns) in a crisp, price-intact (AND price-clipped), VG dustjacket, with light chipping --and several small closed tears-- along the spine ends and the panel edges. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the great Robert Lawson (of "The Story of Ferdinand" fame).

$100.00

Poems 1909-1925 (In a Very Sharp Dustjacket)
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Poems 1909-1925 (In a Very Sharp Dustjacket)

By T.S. Eliot

London: Faber and Gwyer, 1926. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. A handsome copy of the April 1926 stated 2nd impression, following just on the heels of the 1925 1st impression. Tight and VG+ (former owner bookplate at the front pastedown, very light offsetting to the endpapers, just a touch of light foxing along the preliminaries) in an unsually crisp, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with very faint soiling along the panels and minor chipping at the spine crown. 12mo, deckled edges. (From the dustjacket's front cover: "This collection contains all Mr. Eliot's poems so far published, which he wishes to preserve, including 'The Waste Land' and many poems which have been for some time out of print, as well as others not previously collected").

$500.00

Field Work
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Field Work

By Seamus Heaney

New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 1979. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A crisp, presentable copy of the 1979 stated 1st American edition. Tight and Near Fine (very light foxing along the top-edge) in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with just a touch of light wear at the foot of the spine and light chipping to the tips. Thin octavo, 66 pgs.

$50.00

Voices/I Hear/Voices
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Voices/I Hear/Voices

By William Packard

New York: Barlenmir House, 1972. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good -. Steffan. The 1972 1st edition of this collection of 3-line "voices" (poems), "strung like varied beads", from poet William Packard (the founder and editor of The New York Quarterly). Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG- dustjacket, with light creasing and chipping --and several small closed tears-- along the panel edges. Square 64mo, wonderful dustjacket design by Steffan.

$100.00

Please Plant This Book (With Publisher's Ephemera)
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Please Plant This Book (With Publisher's Ephemera)

By Richard Brautigan

San Francisco: Undercurrent (In Cooperation with New Student Review), 1968. Original wraps. Very Good +. Bill Brach. The 1968 1st (and only) edition of this legendary Richard Brautigan offering, a pictorial folder (with 3 sepia photos on the front cover by Bill Brach) containing 8 separate packets of seeds, with Brautigan poems printed on each packet. Originally distributed for free in March 1968, everything about the book's composition is firmly of the period. A solid, well-preserved copy to boot, with all 8 seed packets unopened and in Fine condition. Very light soiling to the panels, one tiny chip along the front panel's upper tip, mild glue staining where the interior flaps housing the packets had originally been (and still are) glued to the inside of the covers. Printed by the redoubtable Graham McIntosh, who went on to a long, very productive collaboration with John Martin and his Black Sparrow Press. This copy also includes a printed, folded single sheet issued by the book's publisher (Undercurrent), describing the 8 packets of seeds (Shasta Daisy, Lettuce, California Native Flowers, Squash, Calendula, Parsley, Carrots and Sweet Allysum Royal Carpet) in detail. The sheet states at the top of one side: "This issue of UNDERCURRENTS is printed in memory of Jacob Titelbaum" and on the bottom of the reverse side: "PACKED FOR THE 1970-1971 SEASON"

$1000.00

MeditationsMeditationsMeditations: Selected Poems 1964-1973 (The Signed, Boxed Edition with Cassette)
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MeditationsMeditationsMeditations: Selected Poems 1964-1973 (The Signed, Boxed Edition with Cassette)

By W. Bliem Kern

New York: New Rivers Press, 1973. Original wraps. Fine. #2 OF ONLY 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE POET/ARTIST W. BLIEM KERN on the front free endpaper AND "BOXED WITH TAPES" AND "A LOOSE PORTFOLIO FROM THE BOOK". A very sharp copy to boot of this 1973 signed/limited. Crisp and Near Fine to Fine in its dark pictorial wrappers. Square octavo, textual and word-play thruout. And includiing additional loose, laid-in sheets (as called for) from the book and the Kern cassette affixed to the rear board.

$250.00

Selected Poems 1946-1985
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Selected Poems 1946-1985

By James Merrill

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. SIGNED BY JAMES MERRILL on the title page. A cirsp, very sharp copy to boot of the July 1992 2nd printing. Tight and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 339 pgs.

$100.00

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