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Walt Whitman Here and Now April 25-26, 1980; a Conference in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Publication of Leaves of Grass  (Extra Material Laid-in )
1 Walt Whitman Here and Now April 25-26, 1980; a Conference in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Publication of Leaves of Grass (Extra Material Laid-in )
New York Hofstra University 1980 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
With the exception of one small circular stain to front cover outside the margine of the cover image a very tiny one at back and a very small tear to upper front edge, program is very clean and nice with no folds. Inside is laid a very large folded advance publicity piece containing an unused registration form. But the best part is a 47 page transcript of one of the talks given at the conference addressing Whitman's world view. Al,l pieces found together. 
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2 Atwood, Margaret with Charles Pachter, The Journals Of Susanna Moodie,
New York Houghton-Mifflin 1997 0395880432 / 9780395880432 Hard Cover New in Shrinkwrap 
Brand new book in slipcase still in original shrinkwrap. A "faithful reproduction of the original 1980 hand-printed, limited edition. . Renowned novelist Margaret Atwood turns to the poetic form to create this visually lovely book. Set against the Canadian landscape from pioneer times through the 20th century, the verses speak to the twin themes of human survival and renewal. Illustrated with vivid, original serigraphs. 
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Life After Mississippi, Autry, James
3 Autry, James Life After Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.A. Yoknapatawpha Press 1989 0916242595 / 9780916242596 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Crisp, clean, beautiful copy. No tears or chips and has not been price-clipped. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Photo illustrated. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author thus, "To -----, With all good wishes. I hope you find something of personal value on these pages. Jim Autry, February 1990." The author, who at the time of writing was president of magazine publishing at the Meredith Coproration, returns to his southern roots in the Mississippi hill country with poems exploring such things social prejudice, country preachers, and fathers and sons. 88 pages. 
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4 Baker, David Midwest Eclogue: Poems
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 2005 039306090x / 9780393060904 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Crisp, clean copy with no names or writing. Dustjacket shows no tears or chips, has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar. Book is inscribed and signed by author on half-title page. The ecologue was originally a rural poem, a competition in song by shepherds whiling away time. The author, an Ohioan, uses the form to celebrate the beauty of the heartland, but also the passions of the human heart. Baker is a professor of English at Denison University, holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair for Creative Writing and is poetry editor of the Kenyon Review. 108 pages. 
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Wild Honeysuckle (Poems, 1966), Bancroft, Betsy Barber
5 Bancroft, Betsy Barber Wild Honeysuckle (Poems, 1966)
Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Banner Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
This is a lovely book in its original printing. It was republished in the early 2000's. The author is a southern poet who has been awarded a number of prizes. This book is bound in textured green cloth and printed on fine paper with a deckled outer edge. Lovely drawings by Ruth Powers Bridges add beauty to the pages. The book measures 6" x 9" and has no names or writing. The collection consists of eighteen poems about gardens and plants, love, Alabama, seasons, beachcombing and more Here's a snippet to give you an idea of what to expect: "I gave my love a gift one day, Green trees upon a mountainside. Before that time he never knew That hills and trees change by the hour, And light can play a mountain like a harp." 
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The Poem
6 Barrus, Clara The Poem "Waiting" by John Burroughs Supplementary Notes by Clara Barrus (SIGNED 1927)
Roxbury-in-the-Catskills Self-published 1927 Soft Cover Fine Good 
Lovely booklet not often seen. Other than a light half circle stain to top front edge and a small loss of paper at top and bottom of spine to yapped edges, the booklet is clean and the ontents are pristine. Booklet is SIGNED by Dr. Clara Barrus, the author, thus: "To Dina and Reuben with abiding affection. Clara Barrus." Booklet shows a lovely pensive photo at frontis of the poet,John Burroughs, sitting by the fire. Booklet actually has a dustjacket over the card covers. It measures 6-1/4"x 8" and has 27 pages, two of which show facsimile pages written by Burroughs. 
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William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus, Bartlett, Lee
7 Bartlett, Lee William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus
New York, New York, U.S.A. New Directions 1988 081121060X / 9780811210607 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean beautiful book with no fault of note. No tears or chips, no bumps, no names or writing. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Illustrated with black and white photographs. William Emerson was a celebrated poet before he converted to Catholicism, joined a religious order and became Brother Antoninus, and became a celebrated Catholic poet. But then in 1969 he left to marry the woman he loved. He remained a poet. 272 pages. 
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Losing Face In America (SIGNED), Bassette, John
8 Bassette, John Losing Face In America (SIGNED)
Atwater, Ohio Laughing Willow Productions 1978 First Edition Sopft Cover Very Good 
John Basette was a poet, a folk singer, an essayist, and a TV personality in the Greater Cleveland area. He was something of a celebrity here, but prior to that he rocked the 1967 Newport Festival with a song of his own compositon called "Brown Boy." He also participated in a musical show at Carnegie Hall. Bassette died in 2006. His book is rarely seen --- I bought it in Dayton, Ohio. It's in very clean, tightly bound condition and was SIGNED on the back of the front cover. It reads "'79. Last day of August. Yippee! John Basette." Book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 346 pages. Illustrated throughout, plus poems, music etc. 
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Some Living;  A Collection By Lloyd Battista, Battista, Lloyd
9 Battista, Lloyd Some Living; A Collection By Lloyd Battista
Unknown Self-published 1961 Limited Edition Soft Cover Good-plus SIGNED by Author
Mild toning to cover edge nearest spine, but otherwise a clean, tightly bound book which may be the work of the actor/writer with the same name. He was born in Cleveland in 1937 and the book was purchased in Cleveland from a small edition. If this is the actor -- and I do think it is -- he was 24 years old at the time. His first acting credit came in the late 60's and by 1970 he was on his way. The book was inexpensively published with a plastic comb binding measuring 6"x7-3/4" with 62 pages. The poetry is not bad at all given his youth and the book is SIGNED by author thus: "The greatest thing anyone can do for a writer is to buy his work and read it. Thank you -- I hope you enjoy it. Lloyd Battista." The original owner's name is written across from it on the reverse side of the cover and is dated 1961. 
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10 Bellow, Saul; Botsford, Keith Editors: The Best from Five Decades
New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A. Toby Press 2001 1902881354 / 9781902881355 Hard Cover Fine No DJ 
Crisp, as new book. Absolutely spotless inside and out with no names or writing. Book measures 7"x8-3/4", but is a whopping 2-1/2" thick -- for a total of 1119 pages. A fabulous collection of stories and peoms from the pages of the literary magaiznes Bellow and Botsford edited and published together, incluing ANON, The Noble Savage and Notes From the Republic of Letters. Among the stories and poems published here are the works of such literary lights as Victor Hugo, D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Miller, John Berryman, Thomas Pynchon. Elemire Zolla, as well as the works of Bellow andf Botsford. 
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The Resolved Soul; A Study of Marvell's Major Poems, Berthoff, Ann E.
11 Berthoff, Ann E. The Resolved Soul; A Study of Marvell's Major Poems
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Book itself is crisp and clean with no bumps to brown cloth boards and pristine pages and page edges. Only flaw is former owner's name written very small at front free endpaper. Jacket's paper is crisp as well and has not been price-clipped. Faults confirned to toning to spine and edge,s a tear at lower spine, and a very tiny one at top of front endflap. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar. A study of the verse of Andrew Marvell, an 18th century poet from Philadelphia. 
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12 Birkerts, Sven The Electric Life: Essays on Modern Poetry
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688078613 / 9780688078614 First Printing Hard Cover Fine near Fine 
Crisp, beautiful book. No bumps, no names or writing, no tears and no price clip. Two very tiny wear spots to bottom back edge. Copntents and outer page edges pristine. Looks most handsome in mylar. Comprised of more than thirty essays covering such topics as the poet's relation to language, imspiration, poetry and politics, poetry in the media age and more. 459 pages. Indexed. 
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What's Wrong, Blossom, Laurel
13 Blossom, Laurel What's Wrong
Cleveland, Ohio Rowfant Club via Corham and Hatherton Press 1987 First Edtion Hard Cover Fine No DJ 
Very crisp, clean book handsomely designed with blue boards and a khaki-colored spine. I very much like books published by this venerable and mysterious Cleveland organization of male-only bibliophiles, as the offerings are unfailingly diverse and the presentation elegant. The award-winning poet is a South Carolinian. Print run was limtied to 1500 copies, 300 of which were reserved for Rowfant Club members.51 pages. 
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14 Boehringer, Marie Daerr Without Apology
Francestown, New Hampshire Golden Quill Press 1981 0823303330 / 9780823303335 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Beautiful, pristine copy -- even the paper is crisp. Amazing too, as book has an uncoated dustjacket. Has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new protective mylar. The author, an Ohioan, has amassed a collection of her previously published material, most of which appeared in magazines. A love of nature runs through like a cool stream, but the themes are varied from reflections on a farm funeral to a lovely poem about friendship. 80 pages. 
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Those Desert Hills and Other Poems (SIGNED 1st Ed.), Breedlove, Mildred
15 Breedlove, Mildred Those Desert Hills and Other Poems (SIGNED 1st Ed.)
Los Angeles The Vogue House 1959 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp and clean -- very gently cared for by previous owner. SIGNED by the poet on half title page without inscription. Breedlove was at the time of writing the Poet Laureate of Nevada, a post she ultimately resigned due to a conflict with the powers that be. The poems are a homage to her beloved land, but also probes the soul. Book measures 6"x9" and has 95 pages. 
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To My Mother (Gift Book in a Box 1912), Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Whitman, Walt  et al
16 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Whitman, Walt et al To My Mother (Gift Book in a Box 1912)
New York Barse & Hopkins 1912 Card Cover Very Good in Good Box Very Good 
Not only is the book itself in excellent condition, but it retains its pretty striped acetate jacket and remains in its box which is sturdy, though shows spotting and chipping to paper which covers it. Box and book measure 6-1/4"x10-1/2" and book has lovely decorated pages with poems and sayings from various authors, some well known, all celebrating mothers. Amongst the famous are Tennyson, Thakeray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Walt Whitman and many more. A pretty and sentimental gift with no names or writing. 
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17 Burford, William Man Now; Poems
Dallas Southern Methodist University Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Very nice, clean copy of the poet's first book. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar. No tears or chips and no price clip. Only fault is corner wrinkling to dustjacket. Inscribed and SIGNED thus on title page, "For the Duke who gave me my first, and still keenest, sense of American literature. Wm. Burford, 16 Dec. 1954."Forty poems spanning the first five years of Burford's work, several of which had been published in literary magazines, including Poetry, Southwest Review, the Partisan Review and the Quarterly Review of Literature. 55 pages. 
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Lost Body (Corpus Perdu), Cesaire, Aime
18 Cesaire, Aime Lost Body (Corpus Perdu)
New York G. Braziller 1986 0807611476 / 9780807611470 First Printing Thus Hard Cover Fine Good-plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Picasso, Pablo 
Book itself is crisp and clean with no names or writing and no bumps to bright pumpkin colored boards. Jacket is quite good, but does show a rectagular shadow to front from a bookstore sticker adhered to noncoated paper which is why we don't dare try to remove it. Spine has also sunned on jacket and there is a small tear to bottom back corner with a small loss of color and mild soil to back outer side edge. Book has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in mylar.Originally published in a run of only 219 copies in 1953. Written by the Caribbean poet who rose to notoriety during the 1930's as the leading propoent of "negritude", a philosophy that "rehabilitates" black culture and selfhood. Picasso's drawings were created specifically for this work. Written in English with French at back of book. Measures 8"x10-1/4". 
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City By A River, Collier, Margaret
19 Collier, Margaret City By A River
Glengary Press 1970 Limited First Edition Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued SIGNED by Author
Crisp clean book published in a print run of just 500 copies of which this is #331 as stated at back of book. The author was a popular magazine writer of the day and boldly signed this book on half title page. Poems are an homage to Detroit. 
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On Blue Note (with Cassette Audio), Corbett, William
20 Corbett, William On Blue Note (with Cassette Audio)
Cambridge, Massachuetts Zoland Books 1989 0944072062 / 9780944072066 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine in Fine Slipcase No DJ, as Issued Signed & Inscribed By Author
Ths is a very unique and handsomely designed set which includes the book of poetry plus a hard cover case which holds a cassette tape of the author reading his poetry. Both items fit nicely in a matching slipcase. Everything is clean and attractive Author SIGNED and inscribed a message to someone who had invited him to read his poems. He signed it simply "Bill."The book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 81 pages. 
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