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In the Image of Orpheus: RILKE: A Soul History
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In the Image of Orpheus: RILKE: A Soul History

By Polikoff, Daniel Joseph

Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications, 2011. First Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page. "...tells the inner story of Rilke's literary career, tracing - step by step - the mythopoetic journey inscribed in the interweaving lines of the poet's life and art." Octavo. Original pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$30.00

FATHOMSUNS Fadensonnen and BENIGHTED Eingedunkelt: Translated by Ian Fairley
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FATHOMSUNS Fadensonnen and BENIGHTED Eingedunkelt: Translated by Ian Fairley

By Celan, Paul

Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York: The Sheep Meadow Press, 2001. Trade paperback. Near fine. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. A crisp, unread copy. Near fine.

$12.00

TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: A Bilingual Edition Translated from the Spanish by W.S. Merwin
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TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: A Bilingual Edition Translated from the Spanish by W.S. Merwin

By Neruda, Pablo

London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. The first edition in English, with the American (Grossman Publishers) dust jacket. Iconic and essential, this collection of verse launched the young and unknown Neruda (1904-73) into the international spotlight when it first appeared in 1924. The love poems poignantly recall affairs with two women, while the closing song dwells upon bitter emotions. They remain unequalled in their grace, earthiness, and ecstatic expression of sensual longing. 12mo. Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. The pink dust jacket is rather sun faded along the spine, with a few faint spots; otherwise very good.

$500.00

THE COMPLETE POETRY: A Bilingual Edition
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THE COMPLETE POETRY: A Bilingual Edition

By Vallejo, Clayton

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. Trade paperback. Fine. Edited and Translated by Clayton Eshleman, with a Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa, an Introduction by Efrain Kristal, and a Chronology by Stephen M. Hart. Octavo. Original pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$20.00

SELECTIONS: Edited and with an Introduction by Pierre Joris
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SELECTIONS: Edited and with an Introduction by Pierre Joris

By Celan, Paul

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Trade paperback. Fine. A volume in the Poets of the Millenium series. Octavo. Original glossy paper wrappers. A fine, unread copy.

$12.00

THE PILGRIM: A Poem
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THE PILGRIM: A Poem

By Henderson, The Rev. Alex. of St. Blane's Rood, Dublane

London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., [et al], 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Martin Francis Wyld on the front flyleaf, with a full page inscription by Wild on the following leaf concerning his relationship with Henderson. An allegorical religious poem inspired by John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress (1678). Billed as the Canto the First, it concludes with The Pilgrim standing at Conviction Gate. No subsequent parts were published, perhaps owing to the critical reviews, which were decidedly mixed: "Mr Henderson's spirit appears so right, that we wish we could conscientiously say anything for his poetical abilities" (Tait's Edinburgh Magazine). Frontispiece engraving. Octavo. The period gilt-stamped brown calf binding has been expertly refurbished and recased with a new calf spine. A bif of scuffing and uneven fading to the leather, with some loss at the corners. Scarce, OCLC locates only six copies.

$350.00

RIVER-ROOT: A Syzygy for the Bicentennial of These States
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RIVER-ROOT: A Syzygy for the Bicentennial of These States

By Everson, William

Berkeley: Oyez, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This is number 60 of 250 copies signed by the author, with the prospectus laid in. A powerful narrative poem exploring the archetypal syzygy of the sexual act. Situated on the Mississippi as a symbol of the American earth and the American mood, it narrates the ordeal of two lovers who, in the course of a single night, overcome the impasse that initially divides them, consummate their love in the heights of physical passion, and arise at dawn refreshed, restored, at one with themselves and their world. Designed by Thomas Whitridgeas a tall quarto, the poem has been illustrated throughout with vibrant line drawings in copper red by Patrick Kennedy. The types are Goudy Modern and Spectrum Italic printed on German mouldmade paper. It has been bound in quarter leather, with gilt titles and decorated boards. Very light wear to the top corner of the front board; else fine.

$75.00

INFERNO: Translated by Henry Francis Cary
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INFERNO: Translated by Henry Francis Cary

By Dante Alighieri

London: The Folio Society, 2004. Hardcover. Fine. Introduced by Robin Hamlyn, with illustrations in full color by William Blake. Quarto, three volumes. In a one-quarter brown leather binding with gilt titles and blue moire silk sides. A fine copy, housed in the publisher's pictorial slipcase.

$75.00

PLAY THE PIANO DRUNK LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT UNTIL THE FINGERS BEGIN TO BLEED A BIT
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PLAY THE PIANO DRUNK LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT UNTIL THE FINGERS BEGIN TO BLEED A BIT

By Bukowski, Charles

Santa Barbara, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. This is Number 82 of 100 copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, signed by Bukowski, and accompanied by an original silk screen print by the poet. Quintessential Bukoswki, a collection of poems full of lechery and romance. Octavo. Original printed paper-covered boards over a decorative red cloth spine, with a printed paper spine label. A fine copy in the original acetate dust wrapper.

$1250.00

E.E. CUMMINGS: A Life
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E.E. CUMMINGS: A Life

By Cheever, Susan

New York: Pantheon Books, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This rich, illuminating biography traces the development of the poet and his work, and provides a brilliant reassessment of the freighted path of his legacy. Textual photographs and illustrations. Presentation copy, inscribed by Cheever to her friend, singer and songwriter Judy Collins, on the title page, with Collins' signature on the front flyleaf. In her book Morning, Noon, and Night: Living the Creative Life (2005), Collins thanked Cheever, "who reads everything I write and lends me her enormous insight and support." Octavo. A near fine copy in a like dust jacket with some light sun fading along the spine.

$100.00

i: six nonlectures
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i: six nonlectures

By cummings, e.e.

cambridge: harvard university press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is Number 205 of 350 copies signed by E.E. Cummings. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1952-1953. In 1952, Cummings came full circle with his Cambridge roots when he accepted an invitation to fill the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard University, for which the principle responsibility was to deliver a series of six lectures that would be open to the entire university community. In his reliably anti-conformist style, Cummings's "nonlectures" consisted of forty-five minutes of autobiographical reflections and commentary on his work, followed by a fifteen minute reading of favorite poems by various poets that were appropriate to each lecture. They were delivered at the Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall, where Cummings had given his memorable commencement address on "The Future of Art" in 1915. Cummings's style as a reader during the lectures proved so popular with the public that it subsequently helped him to become the most sought-after poet on the college reading circuit for the remainder of the decade, rivaled only by Dylan Thomas. Octavo. Original black cloth-covered boards over a white cloth spine, with the title in black. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn, with some mild toning to the white portions of the spine. Better than very good. Firmage A24.

$500.00

TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: Edited by Arundell del Re with Wood Engravings by Eric Gill
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TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: Edited by Arundell del Re with Wood Engravings by Eric Gill

By Chaucer, Geoffrey

London: The Folio Society, 2011. Hardcover. Fine. A facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition printed by Robert Gibbings in 1926-7, using the text from the Globe edition of 1898. This edition is limited to 1250 copies, of which is this is number 281. Undoubtedly one of the great achievements of the English private presses of the inter-war period, the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Troilus and Criseyde is also a reflection of the amazing collaboration between the typographer Robert Gibbings and the wood-engraver Eric Gill. Printed on Rigoletto Panna felt-marked paper and bound in full goatskin leather with elaborate gilt stamping, Merida Indigo endleaves, and a ribbon marker. Accompanied by a companion volume, The Golden Cockerel Press Troilus and Criseyde: Essays by Roderick Cave and Barry Windeatt. Both are in fine condition and housed in the publisher's clamshell box.

$500.00

NAMELESS BOY

By Goetsch, Douglas

Washington: Orchises, 2015. First Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. Inscribed by Goetsch to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the half-title. Octavo. Original pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$15.00

STRANGE PIETA: Poems
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STRANGE PIETA: Poems

By Fraser, Gregory

Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Inscribed by Fraser to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. The top corners are very lightly bumped, with just the slightest bit of edgewear to the dust jacket. Near fine.

$20.00

THEN & NOW: Poems
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THEN & NOW: Poems

By Cummins, James

Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press, 2004. First Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. Inscribed by Cummins to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. Fine.

$20.00

THE WHOLE TRUTH

By Cummins, James

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003. Trade paperback. Fine. Inscribed by Cummins to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. Fine.

$15.00

THE CENTER FOR COLD WEATHER

By Mathis, Cleopatra

Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York: The Sheep Meadow Press, 1989. First Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. Inscribed by Mathis to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$15.00

BRAVE DISGUISES
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BRAVE DISGUISES

By Jacobik, Gray

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002. First Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. Winner of the 2001 AWP Award Series in Poetry. Inscribed by Jacobik to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. Original paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$20.00

WHERE THE WORLD IS MADE
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WHERE THE WORLD IS MADE

By Tobin, Daniel

Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The co-winner of the Katherine Bakeless Nason Poetry Prize. Inscribed by Tobin to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

$25.00

THE NARROWS
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THE NARROWS

By Tobin, Daniel

New York: Four Way Books, 2005. Trade paperback. Fine. Inscribed by Tobin to acclaimed poet B.H. ("Pete") Fairchild on the title page. Octavo. Original pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy.

$20.00

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