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The Complete Leaves of Grass (In Dustjacket and Slipcase)
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The Complete Leaves of Grass (In Dustjacket and Slipcase)

By Walt Whitman

Tokyo: Taibundo, 1966. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A solid, very well-preserved copy of this handsome 1966 edition of "The Complete Leaves of Grass", published out of Tokyo and including "prose essences and annotations" by William L. Moore. Clean and Near Fine in its 1/2 dark suede over crimson cloth. Bright gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. And in a crisp, Near Fine example of the pictorial, duotone dustjacket. Thick quarto, 1,096 pgs. all told. The calligraphy, which nicely complements the text, is by Kazuko Okamoto. Also includes a sharp example of the publisher's printed cardboard slpcase, which no doubt accouts for the superb condition of the book.

$300.00

Meditations in an Emergency
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Meditations in an Emergency

By Frank O'Hara

New York: Grove Press, 1967. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very sharp copy of the 1967 stated 2nd edition (and 1st hardback edition), following the elusive 1957 1st edition, which apeared in wrappers. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light soiling along the rear panel. Octavo, 52 pgs.

$200.00

The Isles of Khaledan: Topical and Other Poems of the Reconstruction Period
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The Isles of Khaledan: Topical and Other Poems of the Reconstruction Period

By Alfred Antoine Furman

New York: Lathrop C. Harper, 1928. Boards. Very Good +. The 1928 1st edition, #63 OF ONLY 130 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ALFRED A. FURMAN at the limitation. Tight and VG+ in its duotone boards, with light foxing along the preliminaries. Octavo, 165 pgs. in verse.

$50.00

Message sur la Poesie Immortelle: Prononce a Skyros pour L'Inauguration du Monument Dedie a Rupert Brooke
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Message sur la Poesie Immortelle: Prononce a Skyros pour L'Inauguration du Monument Dedie a Rupert Brooke

By Gabriel Boissy

Paris: L'Estampe Moderne, 1931. Original wraps. Near Fine/Very Good +. Leo Lelee. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR GABRIEL BOISSY at the limitation. #194 of 225 copies issued (within this limitation, this is among "100 examplaires dits d'hommage ou d'amite, numerotes de 126 a 225"). A crisp, well-preserved copy to boot: clean and Near Fine in its off-white wrappers. And in a very solid, VG+ example of the publisher's glassine dustjacket, with just a touch of very light spotting at the panels. Octavo, lithography by Leo Lelee, sculptures by Tombros.

$300.00

The Insignificant Angel: Love Poems for Lindal
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The Insignificant Angel: Love Poems for Lindal

By Harvey Tucker

Brooklyn, NY: Black Sun Press, 1968. Original wraps. Near Fine. The 1968 1st edition, limited to 50 copies. Clean and Near Fine in its stapled card wrappers. Quarto, published by Black Sun Press out of Brooklyn.

$100.00

The Seeker (Presentation Copy)
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The Seeker (Presentation Copy)

By Karle Wilson Baker

Madison, N.J., 1927. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Lee Thayer. THIS COPY (#71 OF ONLY 100 ISSUED) "WAS PRINTED AND BOUND AS A GIFT FOR WE. RUDGE" (THE PRE-EMINENT PUBLISHER AND PRINTER WILLIAM EDWIN RUDGE) AND IS FURTHERMORE INSCRIBED BY THE BOOK'S PRINTER ARTHUR W. RUSHMORE. A clean, very solid copy to boot. Tight and Near Fine in its decorative, patterned boards, with a bright paper title label along the spine. Mounted linoleum cut (frontispiece) by Lee Thayer, hand-colored by Delight Rushmore. 16mo, printed at the Golden Hind Press outside of Madison, NJ. Uncommon title by the American poetess Karle Wilson Baker (1878-1960), under whose pen name Charlotte Wilson she was better known. Wilson "received the most recogniton and honors of any female poet from Texas during the 20th century" and enjoyed the honor of having her first 4 books published by Yale University Press. (Ransom, pg. 299:1).

$500.00

The Gentle & the Wild
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The Gentle & the Wild

By Scott Campbell

Madison, Wisconsin: Landlocked Press, 1980. Original wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine. Karin Broker. A lovely copy of the 1980 1st edition. #74 of 200 copies issued. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in its light-purple wrappers. And in a matching, Near Fine dustjacket, with the title blindstamped to the front panel. Octavo, the illustrations sparingly but beautifully complement the text.

$50.00

Bread Without Sugar
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Bread Without Sugar

By Gerald Stern

Sutton Hoo Press, 1991. Original wraps. Fine/Near Fine. Nadya Brown. A handsome copy of the 1991 1st edition. Only 250 copies issued. Clean and Fine in its sewn signatures. And in a crisp, Near Fine example of the printed dustjacket, with vey light creasing along the top-edge. Octavo, lovely preliminary illustration by Nadya Brown.

$50.00

San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio 1963 (Including 10 Broadsides)
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San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio 1963 (Including 10 Broadsides)

By Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lew Welch, Robert Duncan, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure et al.

San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Festival (Don Allen), 1963. Original wraps. Very Good +. Jess, Dickinson, Robert La Vigne, Philip Whalen et al. A collection of 10 lovely broadsides (9 original and 1 duplicate {"Hymnus Ad Patrem Sinensis" by Philip Whalen}) laid into a printed beige chemise, with mounted green paper title at the front panel. Published by the San Francisco Arts Festival in 1963, the portfolio includes poems by some of the major figures in San Francisco's Literary Renaissance (and Beat scene), such as Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, etc. Light offsetting --and a bit of minor foxing-- to the lower half of the chemise's front panel but each of the broadsides contained within (8 measure 13" x 20", the remaining 2 measure 13" x 17 1/2" and 10" x 14") is uniformly bright and near pristine to pristine. Most --but not all-- of the broadsides are signed by both the poets and illustrators. The breakdown is as follows: Robert Duncan/Jess (signed by both); Fran Herndon/Robin Blaser ("Apparitors" -- signed by both); Lawrence Ferlinghetti/Dickinson ("Thoughts to a Concerto of Telemann" -- signed by both); Allen Ginsberg/Robert La Vigne ("A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley" -- signed by both); 1 broadside which is uncredited, untitled and unsigned; Lew Welch/W. Weber ("Early Summer Hermit Song" -- signed by W. Weber); Philip Whalen ("Hymnus Ad Patrem Sinensis" -- 2 copies, 1 signed by Philip Whalen); Helen Adam/Whit McTreim ("At the Window" -- signed by both); and Ron Loewinsohn ("The Mendacity of Sculpture" -- signed by Loewinsohn).

$750.00

The Mexican, and Other Poems
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The Mexican, and Other Poems

By Jacob Shatzel

New York: Self-published, 1841. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. The uncommon 1841 original printing. Solid and VG+ in its patterned, dark-green boards, with the title label at the spine a bit scuffed but completley intact. Presented by a "Mrs. Shatsell" (likely a relative of the author) to a Sarah A.B. Kip, who also signed her name at the top of the title page. 16mo, 122 pages-in-verse plus Table of Contents at the rear.

$100.00

18th Dynasty Egyptian Automobile Turnon
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18th Dynasty Egyptian Automobile Turnon

By D.r. Wagner

Glendale, CA: Poetry, 1967. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1967 stated 2nd printing, with the d.a. levy review laid-in. #76 of 500 copies issued. Clean and VG+ in its multi-colored wrappers, with very light wear --and just a touch of chipping-- along the fore-edge. Quarto, "a new recension of The Egyptian Book of the Dead based on the papyri of Ani and Nu with comments and new deaths from the dynastic word machine of the 196666666666666666 Book of Breathings" (from the title page).

$150.00

Showcase #3: Poetry, Fiction, Etc.
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Showcase #3: Poetry, Fiction, Etc.

By James Gove, Ed

Barstow, CA: James Gove, 1966. Original wraps. Near Fine. The July 1966 issue #3 of "Showcase", an impressive poetry journal published out of Barstow, CA. Clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its stapled, light-green pictorial wrappers. Quarto, contributors include Charles Bukowski, Clarence Major, Will Inman, Doug Blazek, Harvey Tucker et al.

$250.00

Wordjock #3
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Wordjock #3

By Charles Tidler, Ed

West Lafayette, Indiana: Charles Tidler, 1968. Original wraps. Near Fine. A clean, well-preserved copy of the May 1968 issue #3 of Wordjock, produced out of West Lafayette, Indiana by editor/publisher Charles Tidler. #291 of 410 copies done. Solid and Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial (collaged) wrappers. Thin quarto, contributors include d.a. levy, D.r. wagner, Brown Miller et al.

$100.00

Moonstones #2
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Moonstones #2

By D.r. Wagner, Ed

Niagara Falls, NY: Press: Today: Niagara, 1966. Original wraps. Very Good +. A solid copy of the 1966 2nd issue of "Moonstones", a poetry magazine edited by D.r. Wagner and published out of Niagara Falls, NY. Crisp and VG in its stapled, pictorial wrappers, with light offsetting along the rear panel and very light creasing to the top-edges. Tall quarto, multi-colored pages thruout.

$200.00

The Little Mag (Vol. 1, No. 1)
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The Little Mag (Vol. 1, No. 1)

By Larry Coleman, Ed

Niagara Falls, NY: Table Rock Press, 1968. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1968 maiden issue of this impressive poetry magaine issued out of Niagara Falls, NY by Table Rock Press. Contributors to this first issue include Robert Creeley, Richard Krech, Kent Taylor, Harvey Tucker, Doug Blazek, Brown Miller, rjs, et al. Solid and VG+ in its stapled off-white wrappers, with mild offsetting along the spine and just a touch of light scuffing to the rear panel. Quarto, front cover design by Larry Coleman, inside back cover design by E.R. Baxter III.

$100.00

The Outsider 4 & 5 (Double Issue)
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The Outsider 4 & 5 (Double Issue)

By John Edgar Webb, Ed. (Gypsy Lou Webb, Associate Editor)

Tucson, Arizona: Loujon Press, 1969. Original wraps. Near Fine/Very Good +. A handsome copy of the 4th and final issue --a double issue--of this highly-influential small press poetry magazine. Published by the formidable Loujon Press (the imprint of John and Gypsy Lou Webb), Outsider #4-#5 is "handset, mostly, & hand bound at Loujon's desert workshop printery, Arizona U.S.A." This issue includes its typical line-up of high-powered contributors (such as Charles Bukowski, Jean Cocteau, Ray Johnson, Henry Miller. etc.) but the centerpiece of the issue is an "Homage to Kenneth Patchen". This copy is tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, which is glued at its front-flap to the book's front pastedown. Quarto, multi-colored endsheets (a trademark of Loujon Press), iconic cover photo of Patchen capturing the poet laying in bed (from which, due to a bad back, he was forced to live out the last years of his life).

$100.00

A Tribute to Jim Lowell
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A Tribute to Jim Lowell

By Charles Bukowski, Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, d.a. levy, etc.

Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1967. Original wraps. Near Fine. T.L. Kryss. A solid copy of the June 1967 1st edition, limited to 500 copies. Very impressive collection of tributes to Jim Lowell, the renowned Cleveland bookseller whose Asphodel Bookshop was an early champion, often at considerable legal peril, of the underground poetry and "mimeo" scene of the 60s. Includes tributes from Charles Bukowski, d.a. levy, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Laughlin, Robert Lowell, Jonathan Williams, Michael McClure, etc. Clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial wrappers, with very light creasing at the panels. Quarto, front cover and silkscreens thruout by T.L. Kryss.

$200.00

D.A. Levy: A Tribute to the Man -- An Anthology of His Poetry
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D.A. Levy: A Tribute to the Man -- An Anthology of His Poetry

By Collected and Edited by rjs (Robert J. Sigmund)

Cleveland: t.l. kryss (Ghost Press), 1968. Original wraps. Near Fine. A clean, very sharp copy of the 1968 1st edition, limited to 1,000 copies. Tight and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial wrappers (with a cover photo of d.a. levy standing underneath a billboard which reads : "It tales a lot of hard work to be a good American....but it's worth it!"). Just a touch of faint spotting along the front panel's fore-edge, otherwise clean as could be. Thick quarto, several tipped-in silkscreens thruout. A concerted, organized effort to raise money for the defense of this continually-harrassed Cleveland poet and publisher who, at the age of 26, tragically took his own life in November of 1968.

$250.00

Prey for Mockarino
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Prey for Mockarino

By RJS (Robert J. Sigmund)

Cleveland: Ghost Press Cleveland, 1967. Original wraps. Near Fine. Very scarce May 1967 hand-made chapbook by Cleveland poet RJS (Robert J. Sigmund), "number one" in the "persecuted poet series". One of only 150 "stamprinted copies", published by the Cleveland-based Ghost Press. Clean and Near Fine in its stapled, dark wrappers, with one tiny chip to the front panel's lower-edge. Fragile, ephemeral and an important example of the flourishing poetry scene in Cleveland in the mid to late 60s. This copy from the library of Sam Seiffer, who, along with d.a. levy, co-edited a short-lived (possibly only 1 issue?) poetry magaine from 1967 called "Congress"

$400.00

cleveland undercovers
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cleveland undercovers

By d.a. levy

Cleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966. Original wraps. Very Good +. dagmar. The 1966 1st printing, limited to 500 copies. "Dedicated to his majesty/of poetry in cleveland/the most honorable James Lowell -- King of Small Flowers". Clean and VG+ in its silkscreend, stapled wrappers, designed by dagmar. Very light soiling to the edges --and along the rear panel-- otherwise clean as could be. Octavo, fold-out rear page ("Now Ethnic Folk Poem for the Beat Generation in Cleveland & for the Neo-American Church", written in "1964 after peyote ritual for R who took the trip with me"). Sold and distributed by Lowell's legendary Asphodel Book Shop, 465 THE ARCADE, Cleveland.

$300.00

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