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AMERICAN POETRY

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1 Ashbery, John SOME TREES
New York Corinth Books 1970 0870910612 / 9780870910616 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo; 75, [3] pages; A new, unopened and unread copy, though the dustjacket is ever so slightly sunned at the edges. NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. Originally published in 1956 by Yale University Press as Yale series of younger poets, v. 52 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Bronk, William THE TRANSUNIVERSAL LOOK (A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL PRESS POETRY BROADSIDE)
New Haven Bibliographical Press 1978 Very Good- Signed by Author
Broadside. [1978]. 1 sheet. 46 x 21 cm. Signed: William Bronk. "Handset in Fournier types and printed on the Vandercook Press in the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University. A Bibliographical Press Poetry Broadside. Printed on the occasion of a Reading by the Poet on April 6, 1978." Sheet is foxed. Unnumbered . (stored on top shelf in locked cabinet) ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Crow, Douglas MOUTH AND EYEPIECES
East Lansing Ghost Dance Press 1971 Pamphlet Fine 
Ghost Dance ; 11; 8vo; 2,24 pages; Red and green type fonts. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Davison, Peter THE BREAKING OF THE DAY.
New Haven Yale University Press 1964 Softcover New 
Yale Series of Younger Poets ; Volume 60; 8vo; xii,63 pages; An unopened and unread copy in new condition. Foreword by Dudley Fitts. A Yale Paperbound Y-111. $1.25 (8s. 6d. ) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Drake, Joseph Rodman THE CULPRIT FAY AND OTHER POEMS
New York Grolier Club 1923 First Edition Thus Boards Fine+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 49 pages; Vellum backed boards. Limited to 300 copies, printed by the Gilliss Press. Very fine condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Dugan, Alan POEMS 3
New Haven Yale University Press 1967 First Edition CLOTHBOUND New in New dust jacket 
A new, unopened and unread copy. Jacket is not price-clipped. Pristine. No finer copy could be had. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Dugan, Alan POEMS 3
New Haven Yale University Press 1967 First Edition Paperback New 
A new, unopened and unread copy. Pristine. No finer copy in paperback of the first edition could be had. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Dwight, Timothy TRIUMPH OF INFIDELITY: A POEM
Printed in the World 1788 First Edition Pamphlet Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; Hartford? Disbound, slightly trimmed. Lightly foxed. 21x12 1/2cm. Evans 21065, BAL 5041B, Trumbull, J. H. Connecticut, 632 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 Eberhart, Richard SELECTED POEMS / FISHING FOR SNAKES. (3 ASSOCIATION ITEMS) (Inscribed to Holly Stevens, Wallace Stevens' Daughter) Plus a Typed Postcard, Signed. Plus a Signed Broadside "Fishing for Snakes"
New York Oxford University Press 1951 First Edition Thus CLOTHBOUND Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo; 86 pages; Inscribed on front flyleaf: "Holley Spring in Hartford, 1959 All the Best, Dick" "Jewish Community Center reading May 3". ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS OFFERING is an autographed, typed postcard dated May 4 59 (a day later) : "5 Webster Terrace Hanover NH May 4 59 Dear Holly: I phoned Charles this morning and took off for a pleasant drive up after a wonderful time with you. Thanks for making it so delightful. I regret that I put an 'e' in the inscription, please draw a line through it. Dikkon is better; B still regrets she could not come. It was a choice audience and place: here's to you! And to rewarding times in old Europe this summer,. Do come up here to see us in Washington next winter. And do come up here before the summer if you should have a chance to. Hello to Peter, yrs (signed) Dick". ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS OFFERING is a signed and inscribed broadside "Fishing for Snakes": "Holly on her father's day at Storrs, May 1965 Love from Dick" Dust jacket of Selected Poems is age toned and price-clipped but is NOTchipped. In clipping the price, the front fly was cut at the same angle, but no piece is missing. Endpapers are browned with offsetting from a NYT newspaper clipping, reviewing Eberhart's Collected Poems 1930-1960. Broadside is printed on white paper and illustrated in black. "This first printing has been issued by the Adams & Lowell Printers, in Harvard Yard. Drawing by Laurence Scott. March 1965". Broadside has been folded so that it could be inserted in the book of poems. It is browned at the fold. We are offering the 3 items only as a package. A letter of provenance will be sent to the buyer. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 500.00 USD
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10 Engel, Bernard F. MARIANNE MOORE
New York Twayne Publishers 1964 CLOTHBOUND New in New dust jacket 
Twayne’s United States Authors Series ; 54; 8vo; 176 pages; Dust jacket ever so slightly toned. A new, unopened and unread copy. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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11 Engel, Bernard F. MARIANNE MOORE
New York Twayne Publishers 1964 CLOTHBOUND New with no dust jacket 
Twayne’s United States Authors Series ; 54; 8vo; 176 pages; A new, unopened and unread copy. No dust jacket, 
Price: 7.95 USD
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12 Hollander, John NIGHT OBSERVATIONS (A Bibliographical Press Poetry Broadside)
New Haven Bibliographical Press 1978 Very Good Signed by Author
Broadside. [1978]. 1 sheet. 46 x 21 cm. Signed: John Hollander. "Handset in Caslon types and printed on the Vandercook Press in the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University. A Bibliographical Press Poetry Broadside. Printed on the occasion of a Reading by the Poet on March 2, 1978." Sheet is mildly foxed. Unnumbered . (stored on top shelf in locked cabinet) ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 Holmes, Oliver Wendell ASTRAEA: THE BALANCE OF ILLUSIONS. A POEM DELIVERED BEFORE THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY OF YALE COLLEGE, AUGUST 14, 1850
Boston Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1850 Hardcover Near Fine 
Original printed glazed cream-yellow boards. First edition, first printing without book list. Signature mark 3 (p. 33) is set under the "en" in "fragment". Pages uncut (unopened). Almost new condition. BAL 8757 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 39 pages 
Price: 300.00 USD
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14 Jarrell, Randall 1938: TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS (In "The Chimera" Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 1942)
Metuchen, N. J. Van Vechten Press 1942 Softcover Near Fine 
8vo; 1 pages; First issue of a 32 page little magazine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Moore, Marianne LIKE A BULWARK / BY MARIANNE MOORE. (Presented to Wallace Stevens' Daughter with a 2 Page Autographed Letter, Signed)
New York Viking Press 1956 Boards & Cloth Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo; 32 pages; Decorated pink, green and gray paper-covered boards. Jacket is unclipped with no tears or wear at all. Spine of jacket lightly browned. Reference : Abbott, C. S. Marianne Moore, A14a.1. Provenance: Holly Stevens, Wallace Stevens' daughter. With a two page A. L. S loosely inserted : 260 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn 5, New York (printed) . "December 15, 1956 Dear Holly, I am so glad that you and Peter have been able to transplant yourselves to the country successfully, - on Peachtree Drive. Autumn is my favorite season, and I never tire of the smell of burning leaves. I was in California in October - speaking at the University of Los Angeles and then at Scripps College, thriving hedges, flowers oleanders, roses, lemon verbena in that part of the world! Perhaps you have been there. Thank you for the thoughts and the greeting; and for the World of Woodcut - (I am very dull, not greeting anybody. ) It is all the more a pleasure to be thinking of you and Peter. Am glad you liked my Tior(? ) and am encouraged that you see something in Like A Bulwark. Could you make some corrections for me? : p. 19 line 8 for Solidad, - Soledad 20 for " Soledad 21 " " 27 Bonfflers' Bonffler's - (I think) [and she askes Holly to make several other corrections to the typos] ...I don't suppose you will ever do it but let me know if you would like to take anything I write : ; (what I write that gets printed, hereafter). I would like to give it to you. You are working I suppose? I do hope you and Peter will have a good winter -, and, that your mother is outgrowing her handicap. Affectionately, Marianne m. " (In the mailing envelope). 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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16 Percey, William Alexander SAPPHO IN LEVKAS, AND OTHER POEMS (Limited to 500 Copies)
New Haven Yale University Press 1915 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket; Yale University Library bookplate dated 1939, but pencilled price of $2.00 indicates that this copy was discarded. No other markings whatsoever! 
No wear at all to the extremities. ; 8vo; 78p. pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Sill, Edward Rowland THE CLOCKS OF GNOSTER-TOWN : OR, TRUTH BY MAJORITY : A POEM, PRONOUNCED BEFORE THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY OF YALE COLLEGE, JULY 21, 1869 / BY EDWARD R. SILL.
New Haven Phi Beta Kappa Society 1870 Softcover Fine 
8vo; 11 pages; A very fine copy of this scarce pamphlet. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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18 Stevens, Wallace A PRIMITIVE LIKE AN ORB, A POEM WITH DRAWINGS BY KURT SELIGMANN. (Wallace Stevens' Personal Copy)
New York Gotham Book Mart 1948 Paperback Fine 
Edelstein A 13. "Binding: Semistiff wove paper wrapper, watermarked. Three variations in the color of the wrappers can be identified. " (This copy is in orange wrappers). " Published June 17, 1948, at $1.25, in an edition of 500 copies. Prospero pamphlets are edited by Frank A. Hale, John Myers & Dmitri Petrov. This pamphlet, published by the Gotham Book Mart, was designed & printed by the Banyan Press [...] The poem was set by hand in GARAMOND faces & printed on ETRURIA paper, with drawings on ZEBU paper. There are five hundred (unnumbered) copies for sale. " This copy was received by Wallace Stevens from the publisher. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. The purchaser will receive a letter of provenance from a Stevens family member. ; A Prospero Pamphlet; 8vo; [11] pages; Edelstein A 13. "Binding: Semistiff wove paper wrapper, watermarked. Three variations in the color of the wrappers can be identified. " (This copy is in orange wrappers). " Published June 17, 1948, at $1.25, in an edition of 500 copies. Prospero pamphlets are edited by Frank A. Hale, John Myers & Dmitri Petrov. This pamphlet, published by the Gotham Book Mart, was designed & printed by the Banyan Press [...] The poem was set by hand in GARAMOND faces & printed on ETRURIA paper, with drawings on ZEBU paper. There are five hundred (unnumbered) copies for sale. " This copy was received by Wallace Stevens from the publisher. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. The purchaser will receive a letter of provenance from a Stevens family member. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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19 Stevens, Wallace AN ORDINARY EVENING IN NEW HAVEN
New Haven Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences 1949 Pamphlet Near Fine 
Ever so slight bump to lower right corners, otherwise a fine copy. Partially unopened pages. Salmon wrappers. December 1949 Edelstein C190 ; Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences ; V.38; 8vo; 161-172 pages 
Price: 300.00 USD
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20 Stevens, Wallace AN ORDINARY EVENING IN NEW HAVEN
New Haven Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences 1949 Pamphlet Near Fine 
Previous owner's blindstamp on lower corner of front wrapper and an ever so slight nick to the forward margin of that wrapper, otherwise a near fine copy. Salmon wrappers. December 1949 Edelstein C190 ; Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences ; V.38; 8vo; 161-172 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
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