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COMICS

by Hughes, Ted

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Published
1997
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Fine
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First Edition
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Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Prospero Poets, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, this is number 103 of 149 copies signed by Ted Hughes and illustrator Annie Newnham. A nostalgic work by the British Poet Laureate. Designed by Dennis Hall, printed on Rivoli paper and bound by Chris Hicks. Octavo. Original pictorial yellow paper-covered boards; issued without a… Read more
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SWING No. 2: Writings & Drawings by Children from the U.S., Germany, Cuba, Japan, Australia, England

by Kupferberg, Tuli and Sylvia Topp (Editors)

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Published
1961
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: Birth Press, 1961. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. A selection of writing by children, selected and edited by Tuli Kupferberg and his wife Sylvia Topp. Swing was printed in four volumes in 1960-61. Before achieving fame with freak folk band The Fugs, Tuli Kupferberg was a counterculture poet, pacifist, anarchist, and publisher who served as the… Read more
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image of the MISCELLANEOUS MAN and inferno (two bay area literary magazines) PRESENT Jay Pell, Laura Kent, Charlene Palmer, David Palmer, Sheldon Klein, Leslie Woolf Hedley, William J. Margolis READING POETRY at the TOWN HALL THEATRE, 2797 Shattuck Ave. (at Stuart), sunday june 10 8:30 p.m. ADMISSION FREE

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1956. Broadside (14" x 22"), printed in red and blue on white card stock. In addition to writing poetry, Margolis was the editor/publisher of the Miscellaneous Man, a Beat Generation magazine and lesser known defendant in the 1957 obscenity trial which made Allen Ginsberg's Howl famous. A month before they seized Howl, U.S. Customs officials seized Safford Chamberlain's story "Our… Read more
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MAGGIE BROWN: Poematic

by Lucas, Oliver

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Published
1886
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Very good
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$75.00

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Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Co, 1886. Pamphlet. Very good. This small four-panel brochure is signed on the rear panel by the author. Laid in is a brief holographic poem entitled "Tis All the Same" which is written on Lucas' letterhead and signed by him, as well as a heliotype portrait, presumably of the poet. Little is… Read more
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BEATITUDE ANTHOLOGY

by Kelly, John (Editor)

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Published
1960
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1960. First Edition. Trade paperback. Very good. A selection of prose and poems from the first sixteen issues of Beatitude, the magazine founded in 1959 by Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, John Kelly, and William Margolis. Included here are contrubitions from such Beat Generation luminaries as Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Philip Whalen Richard Brautigan,… Read more
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MEXICO CITY BLUES (242 CHORUSES)

by Kerouac, Jack

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Published
1959
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1959. First Edition. Trade paperback. Very good. First edition, first printing (stated). A poem composed of 242 "choruses" or stanzas written between 1954 and 1957, Mexico City Blues is the product of Kerouac's spontaneous prose, his Buddhism, and his disappointment at his failure to publish a novel between The Town and the City… Read more
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CHICAGO REVIEW: Spring 1958 - Volume 12, Number 1

by Burroughs, William S., Jack Kerouac, et al.

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Published
1958
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1958. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Singular issue of this student-run literary quarterly, featuring an excerpt from Naked Lunch, then William S. Burroughs' work-in-progress, and a selection of poetry by emerging Beat poets Jack Kerouac, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Michael McClure, Kirby Doyle, Philip Lamantia, and Philip Whalen. Also… Read more
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ARK III

by Harmon, James (Editor)

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Published
1957
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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San Francisco: Ark, 1957. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Important collection of Beat poetry, with contributions by Louis Zukofsky, Kenneth Rexroth, Philip Whalen, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Jack Gilbert, among others. Printed in England at the Press of Villiers Publications, which also printed many early City Lights publications. 45 p. Octavo. Bound with… Read more
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COLLECTED POEMS: Revised Bilingual Edition

by Garcia Lorca, Federico

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Published
2002
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780374126155
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Revised edition, with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maurer. "This bilingual edition includes many recently discovered poems and revised translations, updating the completeness of the verse produced by Lorca during his short life." Octavo. Very light bumping to the corners and tips; else a fine, unread… Read more
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MOON HOWLS: A Booklet of Modern Verse, with Commentary by Elias Lieberman and Rockwell Kent

by Strutz, Henry

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Published
1962
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Terrier Press, 1962. First Edition. Wraps. Near fine. This is copy No. 50 of 500 signed by Henry Strutz and publisher Sylvia Lubin. Features an original drawing by Rockwell Kent, who wrote, "The poems of Henry Strutz are rich in imagery, deeply emotional, fiercely satirical and, at times, deliciously, though bitingly, humorous." Octavo. Original printed yellow… Read more
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London: Frederick Muller, 1968. Wraps. Very good. Uncorrected Proof. A book of interview, memoir, and analysis by the Australian-born writer. Octavo. Some mild toning to the original printed paper wrappers; otherwise very good. Housed in a custom chemise and one-quarter blue morocco over blue cloth slipcase, which is sun faded along the spine.
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CHAUCER ILLUSTRATED: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures

by Finley, William and Joseph Rosenblum (Editors)

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Published
2003
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Fine
ISBN
9781584561026
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New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This work presents ten scholarly essays, specifically commissioned for this volume, which collectively trace pictorial renditions of the Canterbury Tales from the Ellesmere Manuscript (c.1410) to the 20th century illustrations of Rockwell Kent and Eric Gill. The contributors address the way the illustrations… Read more
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THE COMPLETE TRIBUNE PRIMER

by Field, Eugene

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Published
1901
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Near fine
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First Edition
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Boston: Mutual Book Company, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. A posthumously published collection by the popular American humorist and newspaperman, illustrated with 75 drawings by F. Opper. 12mo. Full green morocco binding by Bayntun, with decorative gilt stamping, five raised bands, and marbled endpapers. The armorial bookplate of Lewis Edward Pierce appears on the front pastedown. Near… Read more
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TEN POEMS

by Lovelace, Richard (1618-57)

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Published
1909
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Very good
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Oxford: The Lovelace Club, 1909. Hardcover. Very good. An extra-illustrated edition, with twelve added mounted plates. Sumptuous presentation of verse by the English poet, soldier, and Royalist whose graceful lyrics and dashing career made him the prototype of the perfect Cavalier. Octavo. Full blue morocco binding by New, Binder of Eton, with gilt stamping, five raised bands, and… Read more
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HOURS OF IDLENESS: A Series of Poems, Original and Translated

by Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord (1788-1824)

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Published
1820
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London: W.T. Sherwin, 1820. Hardcover. The sixth edition of Lord Byron's first volume of poetry. An unauthorized publication, it was suppressed at the order of Lord Eldon. The Myrtle A. Crummer, Frank J. Hogan, Sylvan Lawrence Froelich copy, with their respective bookplates to the front pastedown. 160 p. Octavo. Later brown paper-covered boards, with a printed paper spine label… Read more
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RUSTIC ELEGIES

by Sitwell, Edith

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Published
1927
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Very good
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First Edition
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London: Duckworth, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Inscribed by Edith Sitwell on the front flyleaf. With this collection, Sitwell (1887-1964) abandoned some of the eccentricities of her earlier verse and established an enviable reputation. From the Sitwell Collection of Paul W. Motter. Frontispiece portrait by Cecil Beaton. Small octavo. Original black cloth binding, with orange titles. Some… Read more
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REJECTED ADDRESSES or The New Theatrum Poetarum

by Smith, James (1775-1839) and Horace (born Horatio, 1779-1849)

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Published
1812
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Miller, 1812. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The clipped signature of Horatio Smith is affixed to a prefatory blank leaf. Popular book of parodies inspired in part by the public competition for an address to be spoken at the reopening of the Drury Lane Theatre, which had been destroyed by fire. In the line of 18th… Read more
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STORIES FROM THE ITALIAN POETS: With Lives of the Writers

by Hunt, Leigh

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Published
1846
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Very good
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First Edition
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The stories are selected from the five principal narrative poets, Dante, Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso; they comprise the most popular of such as are fit for translation; are reduced into one continuous narrative, when diffused and interrupted, as in the instances of those of Angelica, and Armida;… Read more
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POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS

by Dobson, Austin

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Published
1895
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Very good
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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd, 1895. Hardcover. Very good. New Edition Revised and Enlarged, No. 221 of 750 copies with etchings on handmade paper. Signed by Austin Dobson on a sheet of paper tipped in on a prefatory blank leaf in the first volumes. Dobson (1840-1921) was an English poet, critic, and biographer whose love… Read more
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ROLLA

by Musset, Alfred de

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Published
1912
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Very good
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Paris: A. Ferroud, 1912. Hardcover. Very good. This is No. 853 of 1,000 copies. First published in 1833, this poem is a paradigm of July Monarchy romanticism, chronicling the disgrace that befalls a son of the bourgeoisie. Frontispice dessine par O.D.V. Guillonnet, grave a l'eau-forte par E. Pennequin. Ornements decoratifs de Leon Lebegue. Octavo. In a three-quarter burgundy… Read more
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