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Image for 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 )

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 )

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hofstra University: 1980

Seller ID: 24356

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Journals Of Susanna Moodie,

By: Atwood, Margaret with Charles Pachter,

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton-Mifflin: 1997

Seller ID: 2190

ISBN: 0395880432

Condition: 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. View more info

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Life After Mississippi

By: Autry, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.A., Yoknapatawpha Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 16497

ISBN: 0916242595

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Midwest Eclogue: Poems

By: Baker, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 18764

ISBN: 039306090x

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Wild Honeysuckle (Poems, 1966)

By: Bancroft, Betsy Barber

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Alabama Banner Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28292

Condition: Fine


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 mount... View more info

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The Poem "Waiting" by John Burroughs Supplementary Notes by Clara Barrus (SIGNED 1927)

By: Barrus, Clara

Price: $25.95

Publisher: Roxbury-in-the-Catskills, Self-published: 1927

Seller ID: 25790

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus

By: Bartlett, Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., New Directions: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26071TB

ISBN: 081121060X

Condition: 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. View more info

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Losing Face In America (SIGNED)

By: Bassette, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Atwater, Ohio, Laughing Willow Productions: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28074

Condition: 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 th... View more info

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Some Living; A Collection By Lloyd Battista

By: Battista, Lloyd

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Unknown, Self-published: 1961

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25634

Condition: Good-plus


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 thi... View more info

Editors: The Best from Five Decades

By: Bellow, Saul; Botsford, Keith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A., Toby Press: 2001

Seller ID: 24141

ISBN: 1902881354

Condition: Fine


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 Bot... View more info

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The Resolved Soul; A Study of Marvell's Major Poems

By: Berthoff, Ann E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24705

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Electric Life: Essays on Modern Poetry

By: Birkerts, Sven

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19225

ISBN: 0688078613

Condition: 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. View more info

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What's Wrong

By: Blossom, Laurel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Rowfant Club via Corham and Hatherton Press: 1987

Edition: First Edtion

Seller ID: 24382

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Without Apology

By: Boehringer, Marie Daerr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Francestown, New Hampshire, Golden Quill Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16471

ISBN: 0823303330

Condition: 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. View more info

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Those Desert Hills and Other Poems (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Breedlove, Mildred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Vogue House: 1959

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27173

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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BRET HARTE'S POEMS

By: BRET HARTE

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 1883

Inscription: GIFT INSCRIPTION DATED 1885 ON FRONT END PAPER SE

Seller ID: 7128

Condition: VERY GOOD


A BEAUTIFULL LITTLE BOOK WITH EMBOSSED FLORAL PATTERN AND GOLD DECORATION ON COVER HINGES ARE STRONG , PAGES CLEAN AND BRIGHT NO FOXING OR DAMAGE AFTER OVER 130 YEARS View more info

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To My Mother (Gift Book in a Box 1912)

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Whitman, Walt et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Barse & Hopkins: 1912

Seller ID: 27142

Condition: Very Good in Good Box


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. View more info

Man Now; Poems

By: Burford, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 17263IN

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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POEMS ON OHIO

By: C.L. MARTZOLFF

Price: $20.00

Publisher: COLUMBUS , OHIO STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 1911

Seller ID: 7136

Condition: FINE


PLAIN GREEN BOARDS WITH PASTE ON TITLE IN FINE , CLEAN TIGHT CONDITION . A COLLECTION OF POEMS DATING BASK TO THE 1700'S,. MANY ABOUT PIONEERS, MOVEING WEST ECT SOME WRITTEN BY FAMOUS POETS SOME BY UNKNOWN SETTLERS . TOGETHER THESE POEMS GIVE A UNIQUE VIEW OF EARLY OHIO AND HER RESIDENTS View more info

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Lost Body (Corpus Perdu)

By: Cesaire, Aime

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G. Braziller: 1986

Edition: First Printing Thus

Seller ID: 20892

ISBN: 0807611476

Condition: Fine


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... View more info