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Mayan Letters

By Charles Olson. (Edited and with a Preface by Robert Creeley)

London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1968. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., very faint thin trace of dust-spotting to fore-edge, negligible impact. very thin rubbing to dj where it folds. minute wear to very corner-tips of dj. no writing or markings. clean. no tears, bumps, chips. strong binding. flap price undisturbed.; 91pp., a few line-drawings by olson. letters to creeley from the early 1950s while olson was in yucatan.. First Edition U.K./First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$48.00

The International Henry Miller Letter, No. 5, August 1963

By Henk Van Gelre, Editor

Nijmegen: Henk Van Gelre, 1963. soft cover, staple-bound., faint age-toning to cover, minor. no other flaws, wear. clean. no markings.; english text.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

The International Henry Miller Letter, No. 7, March 1966

By Henk Van Gelre, Editor

Nijmegen: Henk Van Gelre, 1966. soft cover, staple-bound., faint arc to one corner, minor impact. no other flaws or wear. clean, no markings, tears. english text. 26pp., 2 b/w photos.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.00

Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges, Including a Selection of Poems. Interviews By Roberto Alifano 1981-1983
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Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges, Including a Selection of Poems. Interviews By Roberto Alifano 1981-1983

By Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Alifano

Housatonic, MA: Lascaux Publishers, 1984. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket. minor rubbing to some dj extremities. clean. no writing or markings. no tears, chips, clips. strong binding.; published in assoc. with grove press, part of altamira inter-american series.; english text, several translators., xv-157pp., b/w photos of borges. interviews and poems.jorge luis borges item. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$75.00

Against Interpretation and Other Essays

By Susan Sontag

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/The Noonday Press, 1966. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., age-toned textblock, as is frequent with this edition. dj has minor rubbing to back panel. price intact. bit of wear to dj spine at top edge. no bumps, or chips. sturdy binding.; 304pp., states first printing. "for paul thek". jacket photo by peter hujar.. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$92.00

Dutch Literature in the Age of Rembrandt: Themes and Ideas

By Maria A. Schenkeveld

Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1991. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., name/place/date of dutch specialist art historian prior owner is on front free endpaper. no other flaws or wear. clean, no text or exterior markings. no bumps, chips, tears. tight binding. very nice copy.; ix-215pp., 67 b/w illustrations.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Felix Feneon: Aesthete and Anarchist in Fin-de-Siecle Paris
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Felix Feneon: Aesthete and Anarchist in Fin-de-Siecle Paris

By Joan Ungersma Halperin

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. hardcover in dust jacket., only the slightest evidence of handling, no flaws - clean, tightly bound, no writing or markings.; xviii-425pp., 20 color plates, numerous b/w illustrations., detailed examination of the life and works of late-19th century french critic, editor, publisher, and friend to avant-garde painters.. First Edition/First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$44.00

The Book as Instrument: Stephane Mallarme, the Artist's Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture
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The Book as Instrument: Stephane Mallarme, the Artist's Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture

By Anna Sigridur Arnar

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. cloth backed boards, hardcover in dust jacket., pale, colorless ghost of one droplet on top edge, only visible in a certain light and imacting nowhere else. no other flaws - clean, no writing or markings, tight binding, strong hinges, an unused copy.; english text.; xv-395pp., 12 color plates, 112 b/w illustrations. examines the role of the book for mallarme and his circle, and the subsequent influence of these ideas on modernist print culture and beyond.. First Edition/Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$50.00

Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante, and Jean De Meun
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Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante, and Jean De Meun

By John M. Fyler

Cambridge, U.K./NY: Cambridge University Press, 2007. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., small name/place/date and circular blindstamp of the art historian prior owner to the front free endpaper and title page respectively. no other flaws or wear. clean, no text or exterior markings. no bumps, tears, creases, etc. tight binding. appears unused in most every regard.; xii-306pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Collected Prose
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Collected Prose

By Charles Olson. (Donald Allen and Benjamin Friedlander, editors)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. soft cover., only the slightest signs of handling. no real flaws. clean, no writing or markings. no bumps, tears, creases. tight sewn binding.; xvi-472pp., introduction by robert creeley. contains articles, essays, reviews, introductions, notes, statements, and at least one letter. covering decades of the poet's career.. First Softcover Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.00

Baudelaire and Caricature: From the Comic to an Art of Modernity
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Baudelaire and Caricature: From the Comic to an Art of Modernity

By Michele Hannoosh

University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket. one faint short scratch-line to dj, negligible impact. no other wear, flaws. clean, no writing or markings. no bumps, tears, clips or creases. strong binding. great copy.; xii-348pp., 60 b/w illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Sociopoetics of Modernism
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Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Sociopoetics of Modernism

By Eugene W. Holland

Cambridge, U.K./NY: Cambridge University Press, 1993. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket. single, minute black dot to bottom edge. no other flaws or wear. clean, no text markings or writing. no bumps, tears. tight binding. appears unused.; xvii-306pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

Artificial Paradise: On Hashish and Wine as Means of Expanding Individuality

By Charles Baudelaire

New York: Herder and Herder, 1971. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., price-clipped dj has tape repair to verso, a closed edge-tear, a tiny perforation and mostly minor wear at corners. else, clean, no writing or markings. strong binding.; english translation by ellen fox.; foreword by edouard roditi. xxii-170pp., includes 85 page essay on de quincey and 19th century opium-eaters.; can be scarce as 1971 hard cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$48.00

On the Natural History of Destruction
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On the Natural History of Destruction

By W. G. Sebald

NY: Random House, 2003. hardcover in dust jacket., little indent to back board, bottom edge, no internal or dj echo. else, very slight evidence of handling to tiny spots on dj, no names/writing/markings, tight binding.; states first edition. translated from german original by anthea bell.; x-202pp., b/w illustrations.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

"I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue" Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship
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"I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue" Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship

By Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg, with Alastair Hamilton

Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings. no bumps, tears, chips. tight binding.; xi-380pp., 42 b/w illustrations. renaissance scholar of greek and hebrew texts. fictionalized in eliot's, middlemarch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$36.00

Before Auschwitz: Irene Nemirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-War France
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Before Auschwitz: Irene Nemirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-War France

By Angela Kershaw

NY: Routledge, 2010. hard cover, illustrated boards., minor bindery error to front free endpaper. does not impede function or use. in every other regard a fine copy. appears unused. clean, no text or exterior markings. tight, strong binding despite above. no bumps.; 233pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$59.00

Georg Trakl's Poetry: Toward a Union of Opposites

By Richard Detsch

University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., small, faint sticker-ghost to dj cover, negligible impact. no other flaws or wear. clean, no writing or markings. no tears, clips, chips, bumps or fading. tight binding.; english text.; 148pp., b/w frontispiece.austrian-born german poet associated with expressionism. died at age 27 on the russian front during world war one from an overdose of cocaine.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$44.00

Black Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison
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Black Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

By Saadi A. Simawe, Editor

NY: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000. hard cover, illustrated boards., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings of any sort. tight binding. not any kind of reprint. true first printing.; xxv-275pp., introduction, followed by nine essys by various contributors.. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$72.00

Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998, Volume 1 and Volume 2

By Andrei Codrescu and Laura Rosenthal, Editors

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. two volume set., hard covers in clear acetate dust jackets. cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards, as issued., minor rubbing to acetate djs. tiny rubs at bottom edges at fore-corners, negligible impact as flaws. no other wear. clean, bright, no markings, bumps, labels. tight bindings.; vol. 1 417pp., number 100 of 100 signed copies. volume 2, 483pp., isbn-157423143X, dated 2000. this one is number 14 from 100 signed copies. vol. 1 is signed in front and numbered in back, while vol. 2 numbered and signed in back as is more typical of the publisher. poetry, essays, fictions, travels and translations from the iconoclastic literary journal.. Signed by the Editors. First Edition - Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Multi-Volume Set.

$110.00

In Fond Remembrance of Me (signed copy)
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In Fond Remembrance of Me (signed copy)

By Howard Norman

New York: North Point Press, 2005. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., miniscule wear to dj spine at top edge. no other flaws. clean, bright. no markings. no tears, labels, bumps, clips or chips. tight binding.; this copy signed the author above his printed name on the title-page, no other inscription.; 166pp. author's experiences in the canadian arctic.. Signed by Author. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

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