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Poetry and Poets

Poetry and Poets

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1 Andre, Michael. Illustrations By Brian Buczak It As It
New York Unmuzzled Ox/Money For Food Press. 1990 1990 Reprint Edition. Paper 
SIGNED & NO. BY BUCZAK. Poetry by Andre along with many full pg. b&w drawings by Buczak. Minute corner crease, & very light soil. to white covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Atwood, Margaret, & Pachter, Charles
2 Atwood, Margaret, & Pachter, Charles The Journals of Susanna Moodie
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1997 0395880432 / 9780395880432 First Houghton Mifflin Edition Large Bds in Slipcase 
A beautiful edition of Awood's poems with a stunning group of Charles Pachter's full color serigraphs that accompany the poems. Beautifully produced and printed. Originally published in a very limited edition in 1980. Published without a dustjacket.. Fine in a fine paper slipcase 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Jimmy's Blues Selected Poems, Baldwin, James
3 Baldwin, James Jimmy's Blues Selected Poems
London Michael Joseph Ltd. 1983 0718122372 / 9780718122379 First Edition Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
LAID IN THE BOOK IS A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY JAMES BALDWIN. Collection of poems by the late author. This is the first true edition published before the American edition. Fine/fine. LAID IN THE BOOK IS A SMALL POSTCARD FOR THE DOC ON BALDWIN I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 Ball, Gordon, Edited By Allen Ginsberg Journals. Early Fifties. Early Sixties
New York Grove Press 1977 0394413490 / 9780394413495 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Cloth with Dustjacket 
Large collection of jounal entries by the late poet. Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings and illustrations. Fine/fine.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Bantock, Nick Averse To Beasts. 23 Reasonless Rhymes. A Book And Tape.
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1994 0811807002 / 9780811807005 1st Edition Small Glazed Bds. w/o. Dj. 
A charming small book of poems with full color illustrations by the wonderful Bantock along with a 30 minute tape of him reading the poems. Both housed in a small gate-fold box. Soft corner crease to the box. Fine/vg.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Invitation to the Voyage. a Poem from the Flowers of Evil , Baudelaire, Charles. Poem Translated By Richard Wilbur
6 Baudelaire, Charles. Poem Translated By Richard Wilbur Invitation to the Voyage. a Poem from the Flowers of Evil
Boston Bulfinch Press/Little Brown 1997 0821223984 / 9780821223987 First Edition Small Cloth No Dustjacket 
TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Beautiful interpretation of the Baudelaire poem that is nicely printed and illustrated with 22 sepia toned photographs by many notable 19th and early 20th Century photographers including Atget, Fenton, Nadar and others. Nadar photograph set on the front cover. Published without a dustjacket. Small remainder mark on the bottom edge that happily does not mar the insides. Near fine.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Bearden, Romare, Collage By, Hughes, Langston, Poems By, Intro. By Bill Cosby The Block
New York The Metropolitan Museum of art/viking 1995 067086501x / 9780670865017 First Edition First Printing Oversize Illus Bds. W. Dj. T 
A beautiful book combining the wonderful art of Bearden with the wonderful poetry of Hughes. Vivid and handsome with great production values. Fine/fine 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Homage To Frank O'Hara, Berkson, Bill & LeSueur, Joe, edited By
8 Berkson, Bill & LeSueur, Joe, edited By Homage To Frank O'Hara
CA. Big Sky 1980 0916870294 / 9780916870294 Revised Edition Large Paper 
Large homage to the late poet and art curator Frank O'Hara with a wide range of contributors. Loaded with photos & illus. Small mended tear to the verso of the front cover near the margin and a small shallow bump to the bottom corner of front cover which is very lightly mirrored to some pgs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three, Berry, Wendell, Poem By, Shahn, Ben
9 Berry, Wendell, Poem By, Shahn, Ben November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three
New York George Braziller 1964 First Edition Small Oblong Cloth in Slipcase 
Signed by Wendell Berry and Ben Shahn.on the last page. A beautiful book illustrated with 12 full page line and wash drawings and one tipped in color plate by Shahn who also did the distinct lettering.,and who also wrote a short preface. Printed at The Meriden Gravure Company on Italian handmade Fabriano paper. A poem written in the wake of the Kennedy assassination. Fine in fine black cloth slipcase which has some minor sun fading. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Lorca The Gay Imagination , Binding, Paul
10 Binding, Paul Lorca The Gay Imagination
London GMP Publishers 1985 0907040365 / 9780907040361 1st Paper Edition Paper 
Critical study of the poetry of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and his gay identity that is still being repressed today and his visit to New York City in 1929. Vg.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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American Negro Poetry, Bontemps, Arna,edited By
11 Bontemps, Arna,edited By American Negro Poetry
New York Hill and Wang 1966 Fifth Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Terrrific collection of poetry by African American writers including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Fenton Johnson, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Sterling Brown, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks and many others. LAID IN IS A SMALL HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN BLUE INK ON BROWN PAPER FROM GWENDOLYN BROOKS IN WHICH SHE SAYS THAT HER AGENT WILL BE GETTING IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE A DATE WHICH I ASSUME IS FOR A READING. NOT DATED THE CARD IS SIGNED GWEN BROOKS. Former owner signature on the top of the front endsheet, sun fading to the spine panel and unobtrussive tear to the back panel of the dustjacket. Fine/vg+ Also included is a nice 54pg. catalog of rare African American literature offered by a leading bookdealer in modern editions. Vg. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt, Brautigan, Richard
12 Brautigan, Richard Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt
New York Delacorte Press 1970 1st Printing Illus. Bds. w/o Dj. 
Classic book of easy to take poems by the popular author of many books. Although lacking its dustjacket this is a very nice copy with a touch of offsetting to the pastedowns due to the binding glue. The photographic illustrated covers are nice and bright with some minute soiling to the top edge. Vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Brooks, Gwendolyn Handwritten and Signed Christmas Card
Chicago Gwendolyn Brooks 1965 Original Letter Paper 
Small folded handwritten Christmas card that the Pulitzer Prize winning African American poet Gwendolyn Brooks sent to another poet Roy L. Hill. In the card Brooks talks about how much she enjoyed Hill's book. In its original mailing envelope. Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 Broughton, James Erogeny
Manroot Books 1976. 
fine. 1 OF 50 COPIES NO. & SIGNED BY BROUGHTON. 12pg. booklet consisting of a 5pg. poem written for his film "Erogeny". 1st edition. Binding is wraps.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Fear Of Dreaming. The Selected Poems Of Jim Carroll , Carroll, Jim
15 Carroll, Jim Fear Of Dreaming. The Selected Poems Of Jim Carroll
New York Penguin 1993 0140586954 / 9780140586954 1st Edition Paper Original/1st Printing Paper 
REVIEW COPY WITH SLIP LAID IN. A large collection of old and new poems collected for the first time in one book. Carroll at one time was the bad boy poet of The New York School, and was most known for his book Basketball Diaries that was made into a poorly received film a few years ago. A lovely looking book. Very faint and very small sliver of a damp stain to the very top of the front cover, and a very tiny scrape also to the front cover. Near fine.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Forced Entries. The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973, Carroll, Jim
16 Carroll, Jim Forced Entries. The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973
New York Penguin Books 1987 0140085025 / 9780140085020 First Penguin Edition/2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY JIM CARROLL. Diary entries by the well known "underground" author and poet. Small soft dent to the the bottom of the back cover which is lightly mirrored to the book. Vg+ 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Basketball Diaries, Carroll, Jim
17 Carroll, Jim The Basketball Diaries
New York Penguin Books 1987 0140100180 / 9780140100181 First Penguin Edition/2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY JIM CARROLL. Classic underground novel that became above ground and was even made into a film that starred Leonardo Di Caprio and Mark Walberg. A few of the pages have minor damp staining, the rest of the cover including the signature is nice and clean. Former owner signature on verso of front cover. Vg. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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18 Charters, Ann, Edited By The Beats: Literary Bohemians In Postwar America
Michigan Gale Research Company 1983 081031148 1st Edition Oversize Cloth Without Dj. 
An amazing 2 vol. reference work on Beat writers that taken together is over 1,000 pgs. Includes long essays on 68 writers and poets along with 100's of terrific photos and illustrations. Published without dustjackets both volumes are fine. Published as part of the impressive Dictionary of Literary Biography series. Uncommon. Laid in his a large 4pg. foldover program for an exhibition on writers and magazines of the lower eastside circa 1960-1980 that was held at The New York Public Library. Also laid in is a nice foldover announcement poster for the exhibition Beat Memories, the photographs of allen ginsberg that was held at the Grey Art Gallery in NYC. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Kingfisher, Clampitt, Amy
19 Clampitt, Amy The Kingfisher
New York Alfred A. Knopf. 1983 039471251X / 9780394712512 2nd Paper Printing Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN 1984: "WITH LOVE TO A WOMAN WHO IS MUCH LESS PRETENTIOUS & MUCH MORE LOVING THAN THIS POET A." A First collection of her poems. I wonder who the woman was. Creasing to the top edge of the front cover which is mirrored to the top of the first few pages. About vg. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Corso,Gregory Elegiac Feelings American
New York New Directions 1970 First Edition Small Paper 
Collection of poems including rerpos of handwritten sheets, marginal decorations and drawings by one of the major beat writers. Minute soiling to the white covers. Vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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