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TRAVELING SPRINKLER

by Baker, Nicholson

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Published
2013
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Fine
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New York: Blue Rider Press/Penguin, 2013. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Traveling Sprinkler," Baker's tenth novel, brings back Paul Chowder, the poet protagonist of Baker's highly praised "The Antagonist." Chowder is closing in on his 55th birthday and is desperately missing his ex-girlfriend, so he sets aside poetry in favor of music, turning to an acoustic guitar to learn songwriting as… Read more
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FARM FESTIVALS

by Carleton, Will

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Published
1881
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Very Good
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First Edition.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Issued Without Jacket. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, Will Carleton, brought up in a log farmhouse in rural Michigan, was America's most popular poet. Writing about ordinary people and everyday life Carleton enjoyed success the way Robert Burns had in Scotland. "Betsy and I… Read more
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CITY LEGENDS

by Carleton, Will

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Published
1889
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Very Good
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First Edition.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Issued Without Jacket. In the second half of the 19th century, Will Carleton, brought up in a log farmhouse in rural Michigan, was America's poet. Writing about ordinary Americans and everyday life, he enjoyed the same kind of success that Robert Burns had in Scotland. "Betsy and… Read more
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HOKUSAI: ONE HUNDRED POETS

by Morse, Peter

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Published
1989
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780807612132
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£43.92

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New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1989. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Hokusaid, Japan's greatest 19th century artist, left one major project unfinished upon his death in 1849: The prints he intended to accompany and illustrate the 13th century Japanese anthology, "One Hundred Poets," in which each poet was respresented by a single poem. At the time of… Read more
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SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING?

by Angelou, Maya

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Published
1983
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Very Good to Near Fine
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9780394521442
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New York: Random House, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good to Near Fine/Near Fine. The fourth collection of poetry by the well-known African-American poet and writer, actor and civil rights activist and leader, whose six volumes of memoirs, led by "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," is considered a major milestone of Black American writing. A gift-inscription on the… Read more
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BED RIDDANCE

by Nash, Ogden

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Published
1971
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1971. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/About Very Good. Nash's humorous poetry and light verse was a staple of "The New Yorker" through the middle decades of the 20th century and some two dozen of the poems in this collection first appeared in that magazine. A small sample titled, "The Pizza:"… Read more
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HORNBOOK FOR THE DOUBLE DAMNED

by Elam, Samuel Milton

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Published
1962
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Good Plus to Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Co., 1962. First Edition, First Printing. . Trade Paperback. Good Plus to Very Good. Vintage paperback, Meridian Books MG47; subtitled "An American Satiricon," this is a collection of dictionary definitions, primer entries and poetry satirizing America's 1960s era politics, culture, literature and most everything else; Paperback Original; First Printing of the First Edition;… Read more
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VERSE

by Updike, John

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Published
1965
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Fine to Very Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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£35.47

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New York: Crest Books/Fawcett World Library, 1965. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Fine to Very Fine. vintage paperback, Crest t787; the first collection of Updike's poetry, originally published in "The New Yorker" and several other magazines and then in a pair of hardcover volumes (The Carpentered Hens & Telephone Poles), with an original foreword… Read more
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LOVE POEMS OF OVID

by Gregory, Horace, Editor

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Published
1964
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Near Fine to Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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New York: New American Library, 1964. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine to Fine. Vintage paperback, Mentor Classic MP 578; a selection of Ovid's erotic poetry that resulted in his expulsion from Rome by the Emperor Augustus; translated from the Latin by Horace Gregory; First Printing of the First Mentor Edition; text is… Read more
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EATING NAKED

by Dobyns, Stephen

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Published
2000
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780805060225
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New York: Henry Holt, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The first collection of short stories from this widely-praised poet and novelist known for his grim depictions of small town America in works such as "The Church of Dead Girls." A collectable copy in like dustjacket. Scarce.
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DONNE

by Donne, John

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Published
1962
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Very Good to Near Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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New York: Dell, 1962. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine. Vintage paperback, Dell 2114, Laurel Poetry Series; a selection of poetry from this 17th Century English writer widely regarded as one of the wittiest poets and leader of the Metaphysical School of British poetry. First Printing of the First Laurel… Read more
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SHAKESPEARE: THE COMPLETE WORKS (Compact Edition)

by Shakespeare, William

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus, Later Printing.
ISBN
9780198117476
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£16.89

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New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1991. First Edition Thus, Later Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. the Oxford University Press has reconsidered every detail of the text and its presentation in this Compact Edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works. Spelling and punctuation are modernized and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an informative general… Read more
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20,000 A.D.

by Sanders, Edward

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780913028384
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£23.23

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Plainfield, Vermont: North Atlantic Books, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. . Original Wraps. Fine. A collection of Sanders' poetry from the 1960's and '70's; wrappers are slightly soiled wrappers, o/w a Fine, collectable copy.
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THE ZODIAC

by Dickey, James

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Published
1976
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780385020657
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£9.29

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. The award-winning author's first major long poem; First Printing of the First Edition; boards and text are clean, tight; white dustjacket is worn and soiled with minor chips and tears along top and bottom edges. Becoming hard to find.
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PURSUIT OF HONOR

by Sissman, L.E.

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Published
1971
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Very Good
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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Boston: Atlantic-Little Brown, 1971. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Sissman's third collection of poetry, primarily work from the late 1960's. Scarce. Collectable.
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POEMS

by Fowles, John

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Published
1974
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Near Fine to Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
ISBN
9780912946030
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£18.12

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New York: The Ecco Press, 1974. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine to Fine. A collection of poetry by the author of "The Collector," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," and "Daniel Martin;" blue wrappers are very slightly rolled. Collectable.
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RIDIN' THE MOON IN TEXAS

by Shange, Ntozake

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780312889296
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Occasioned by her move from New York City to Houston, Texas, poet, playwright and novelist Shange responded to a variety of visual artworks with the "word paintings" that comprise this book; illustrated with color photos. Collectable.
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THE BURNING MYSTERY OF ANNA IN 1951

by Koch, Kenneth

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780394504735
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£40.88

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New York: Random House, 1979. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. One of the hardest-to-find collections of Koch's poetry; a remainder mark on bottom edge of text o/w Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket created by late artist Larry Rivers.
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EROTICA: Women's Writings From Sapho to Margaret Atwood

by Reynolds, Margaret, Editor

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780449906163
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£14.15

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New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1991. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A wide-ranging collection of erotica by women writers from Sapho in the seventh century BC to Margaret Atwood in the 1980's; hardcover First Printing of First U.S. Edition; boards and text are clean, tight, square; dustjacket shows some light scratching on back panel o/w… Read more
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THE MERRY MUSES OF CALEDONIA

by Burns, Robert

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Published
1964
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Very Good
Edition
Book Club (BCE/BOMC).
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New York: Gramercy Publishing Co., 1964. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Edited by James Barke and Sydney Goodsir Smirth; A collection of bawdy Scottish folksongs and poetry, either written or found by poet Robert Burns; Book Club Edition; text is clean and tight, top edge slightly soiled; dustjacket is rubbed, slightly edgeworn with small tear upper… Read more
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