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6. Atwood, Margaret.   The animals in that country.   Boston, Little, Brown & Company [c1968]. Very good to fine in slightly rubbed dust jacket with two short closed tears. First American edition. (41418)  $ 75.00

7. Auden, W. H.   Look, stranger!  
London, Faber & Faber [1936]. Cloth lightly darkened at the edges, otherwise fine in price-clipped, lightly soiled, bright dust jacket with an internally repaired one-inch tear on the front panel near the top of the spine. First e dition. (41305)  $ 250.00

8. Auden, W. H.   Nones.  
New York, Random House [c1950]. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket. First edition (American edition precedes). Review copy with review slip laid in. Bloomfield/Mendelson A 32a. (41713)  $ 75.00

10. Balaban, John.   Vietnam poems.  
[Oxford] Carcanet Press [1970]. Small rust mark to front wrapper from a staple, otherwise fine in printed blue wrappers. First edition. Vietnam War poetry. One of 600 copies. Author's first book. (40925)  $ 100.00

11. Balaban, John.   Vietnam poems.  
[Oxford] Carcanet Press [c1970]. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Author's first book. Vietnam War literature. Of 600 copies, one of 40 numbered copies signed and dated [October, 1970 ] by the author on the title-page. (40926)  $ 200.00

12. Baraka, Amiri.   Am/trak.  
New York, Phoenix Book Shop, 1979. Fine in dust jacket tipped to plain wrappers. First edition. Of 126 copies, letter B of 26 lettered copies, signed. African-American author, also known as LeRoi Jones. (45582)  $ 200.00

13. Barth, R. L.   Looking for peace: poems.  
Omaha, Abattoir Editions, The University of Nebraska, 1985. Cloth, printed paper label on the spine. Label darkened at lower edge, otherwise fine, without printed dust jacket, as issued. First edition. One of 200 numbered copies. Vietnam War poetry. (70036)  $ 100.00

14. Bell, Marvin.   Things we dreamt we died for.  
Iowa City, The Stone Wall Press, 1966. Gray cloth. Cloth lightly mottled, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 270 copies. Prospectus laid in. Printing & the mind of Merker 20 (in this source Merker speaks of problems with glue showing th rough in the bindings in a number of the books his press produced). The author's second book. (70039)  $ 200.00

15. Benet, Stephen Vincent.   The ballad of the Duke's mercy.  
New York, House of Books, Ltd., 1939. Fine in glassine dust jacket with several tears. First edition. One of 250 signed, numbered copies. Crown Octavo four. (70041)  $ 125.00

16. Berg, Stephen.   Bearing weapons.  
Iowa City, Iowa, The Cummington Press, 1963. Cloth, in original rice paper dust jacket. Fine, unopened. One of 250 numbered copies. Author's first solo book. (70043)  $ 150.00

17. Berg, Stephen.   Bearing weapons.  
Iowa City, Iowa, The Cummington Press, 1963. Fine, without unprinted rice paper dust jacket. Tan cloth boards, stamped in gold on the spine. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies. The author's first solo book. (70044)  $ 100.00

18. Berg, Stephen.   First song / Bankei / 1653.  
Omaha, Nebraska, The Cummington Press, 1989. Paper wrappers, printed paper label on the front wrapper. Fine. First edition. One of 283 copies. (70045)  $ 25.00

19. Berg, Stephen.   Homage to the afterlife.  
Omaha, Nebraska, The Cummington Press, 1991. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. One of 212 numbered copies. 20. nos 09/12 (70046)  $ 20.00

24. Berryman, John.   The dispossessed.  
New York, William Sloane Associates [c1948]. Spot on the front hinge, light wear at the extremities, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket lightly chipped and worn at the extremities. First edition. Stefanik, Berryman, A4. (41818)  $ 200.00

25. Berryman, John.   Poems.  
Norfolk, Connecticut, New Directions [c1942]. Head and foot of the backstrip bumped, otherwise fine in green dust jacket unevenly faded on the back panel and with a small scuff at the extreme upper right corner. First edition, hardcover (one of 5 00 copies in this form). Author's first solo book. Berryman, Stefanik, A2. (41825)  $ 200.00

26. Boggs, Tom, ed.   American decade. 68 poems for the first time in an anthology.  
[Cummington, Massachusetts] The Cummington Press [c1943]. Browning on pages 46 and 47 from clipping formerly laid in. Corners bumped, otherwise very bright in soiled, darkened, dust jacket missing good-sized pieces. First edition. One of 475 copies on Andria paper. Inscribed to "Mary" by Tom Boggs, the editor. With the ownership signature of the recipient, Mary Owings Miller, beneath the inscription. Includes Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Weldon Kee s, and William Carlos Williams. (70008)  $ 200.00

27. Bowers, Edgar.   The form of loss.  
[Denver] Alan Swallow [1956]. Fine in somewhat soiled and rubbed dust jacket, faded along the top edge of the front panel. Ex libris of the Author's Club. Akard & Odell / Bowers A1b, second and third printings. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, 1958. Southern author's first book. (41923)  $ 75.00

28. Bowers, Edgar.   The form of loss.  
[n.p.] Alan Swallow [c1956]. Original yellow cloth. Bumped at the head and foot of the spine, cloth lightly soiled, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Southern author's first book. First state of the binding: yellow cloth stamped in green. Akard & Odell / Bowers A1. (45350)  $ 75.00

30. Brigham, Besmilr.   Agony dance: death of the (dancing dolls.  
Portland, Oregon, Prensa de Lagar, 1969. Near fine in printed wrappers with crease at the bottom corner of the front wrapper. First edition. American Indian author's first book. One of 450 copies. (40949)  $ 150.00

35. Carruth, Hayden.   North Winter. Decorations by Dale Ballantyne.  
Iowa City, The Prairie Press [c1964]. Fine in lightly soiled cream dust jacket. First edition. Designed by Carroll Coleman. (70085)  $ 75.00

36. Carver, Raymond.   Where water comes together with other water: poems.  
New York, Random House [c1985]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. (42039)  $ 75.00

37. Cawein, Madison.   Poems. With a foreword by William Dean Howells.  
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1911. Original blue cloth with an art nouveau design in green, gold lettering. Near fine. First edition. The author earned the nickname the “Keats of Kentucky”. Poet Odell Shepard's copy with his ownership signature on the front pastedown and a few pencilled notes. BAL 3025. (45357)  $ 60.00

40. Connellan, Leo.   Crossing America.  
Lincoln, The Penmaen Press [c1976]. Lettuce-green cloth. Fine, without printed dust jacket, as issued. First edition. One of 200 numbered, signed copies. Preface by Richard Eberhart. Peich / The first ten, a Penmaen bibliography 10.A. (70092)  $ 40.00

41. Crase, Douglas.   The revisionist.  
Boston, Toronto, Little, Brown and Company [c1981]. Uncorrected proofs. Fine. Author's first book. (42172)  $ 100.00

43. Crosby, Caresse.   Graven images.  
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Original gray paper boards. Pulled, but intact, at the top of the fragile spine, small crack at the foot of the front joint, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. 101 pp. (45366)  $ 100.00

44. Cummings, E. E.   Puella mea.  
[Mt. Vernon, New York, The Golden Eagle Press, 1949]. Fine, without dust jacket, in rubbed publisher's box. Paper boards. First separate printing. Firmage / Cummings A22. (70111)  $ 100.00

47. Dargan, Olive Tilford.   Path flower and other verses by Olive T. Dargan.  
London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Original quarter parchment and gray paper boards. T.e.g. Pastedowns and endpapers unevenly darkened, corners bumped, otherwise fine, bright in dust jacket missing pieces at the head and foot of the spine and along the top edge of the front panel. First American edition. "Scribners" at the foot of the spine. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, Edinburgh. Southern author who wrote fiction under the pseudonym Fielding Burke. (45369)  $ 75.00

48. Davies, W. H.   True travellers, a tramp opera in three acts. With decorations by William Nicholson.  
London, Jonathan Cape [1923]. Quarter cloth and marbled paper boards, printed labels on the spine and front cover. Free endpapers lightly darkened, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 100 copies signed by the author and the illu strator, William Nicholson, on the verso of the half-title leaf. Printed by the De La More Press. (41308)  $ 350.00

49. Davis, William.   Janus.  
San Francisco, The Auerhahn Society, 1965. Fine in dust jacket over unprinted white wrappers. Dust jacket has a soft crease on the lower front panel. First edition. One of 750 copies. (42236)  $ 25.00

50. Day Lewis, C.   Requiem for the living.  
New York, Harper & Row, Publishers [1964]. The loweer corner of the text block dampstained, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by the author to "Bob and Maida" [Richman] from "Cecil", 1964. Handley-Taylor / d'Arch Smith A47. (40693)  $ 75.00

51. Dodson, Owen.   Powerful long ladder.  
New York, Farrar, Straus and Company, Inc., 1946. Boards lightly marked, pastedowns darkened, otherwise fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Mrs. Van Allen, with the best for that Dec. 4 meeting. / Owen Dodson / October 18, 1947". Black author's first book. Afro-American writers, 1940-1955. (40698)  $ 75.00

52. Dodson, Owen.   Powerful long ladder.  
New York, Farrar, Straus, 1946. Fine in chipped dust jacket with closed tears. First edition. Publisher's compliments slip laid in. Black author's first book. (40699)  $ 150.00

53. Dodson, Owen.   Powerful long ladder.  
New York, Farrar, Straus and Company, 1946. Small stain at the top of the spine, otherwise very good. Textual portions of the front panel, front flap, and rear panel of the dust jacket laid in. First edition. African-American author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Una, who ploughed thru cold & all that, affectionately, Owen / Jan. 22, 1947" (45748)  $ 100.00

54. Doolittle, Hilda.   Choruses from The Iphigeneia in Aulis and The Hippolytus of Euripides. Translated by H. D.  
[London, The Egoist, Ltd., 1919]. Dust jacket pasted over stiff paper boards. Dust jacket lightly dust-soiled, otherwise fine. Second English edition. Poets' Translation series Second Set No. 3. Egoist Press order from laid in. Errata slip tipped in between pp. [2] and 3. Review copy with review slip laid in. Boughn A1c. (70133)  $ 200.00

55. Doty, Mark.   Turtle, swan: poems.  
Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher [1987]. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. The author's My Alexandria won the 1993 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Blurbs by David Wojahn, Mekeel McBride. The author won the American Acad emy Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry, 1997. Author's first trade book. (41309)  $ 500.00

56. Drinkwater, John.   Persephone.  
[New York, William Edwin Rudge, 1926]. Black cloth. Book-plate of Helene Vinton Brown on front pastedown, otherwise fine in lightly soiled, unprinted dust jacket. First edition. Designed by Bruce Rogers. One of 500 copies. An early use of the original form of Frederic Warde's Arrighi italic and its first use in America. (70137)  $ 100.00

57. Duemer, Joseph.   The light of common day: eleven poems.  
[Iowa City, Iowa] The Windhover Press at The University of Iowa, 1986. Printed wrappers. Fine. First edition. Printing & the mind of Merker 87. One of 220 copies. (70141)  $ 35.00

58. Duemer, Joseph.   The light of common day: eleven poems.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, 1986. Stiff gray paper wrappers with the title printed in the spine. Fine. First edition. [31] text pages. One of 220 copies. Printed in Bembo type on Rives paper in black, blue, and yellow and red. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 87 (45763)  $ 35.00

59. Duncan, Robert.   Derivations, selected poems 1950-1956.  
London, Fulcrum Press [c1968]. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with clear plastic wrapper. First edition, signed issue. One of 150 numbered, signed copies. Bertholf / Robert Duncan A 31b. (70142)  $ 150.00

60. Duncan, Robert.   Tribunals: passages 31-35.  
Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press, 1970. Lightly bumped at the foot of the spine, ink mark on the rear wrapper, otherwise very good. First edition, paperbound copies, first issue. One of 957 copies. Bertholf A37a. Review copy with review sli p laid in. Drawing by the author on the title-page (covering the title-page and incorporating his initials). Above the drawing in the author's hand "For Mike Doyle" (poet Charles "Mike" Doyle) and at the foot of the drawing, "in Victoria 1971". (70145)  $ 200.00

61. Duncan, Robert.   Veil, turbine, cord, & bird.  
[Brooklyn, Jordan Davies, c1979]. Fine in sewn plain wrappers, printed paper label on the front wrapper. First edition. One of 200 numbered, signed copies. Printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press. Bertholf / Robert Duncan, a de scriptive bibliography A53a. (70147)  $ 75.00

62. Edson, Russell.   The brain kitchen: writings and woodcuts by Russell Edson.  
Stamford, Connecticut, Thing Press, 1965. Bumped at the foot of the spine and lower corner, otherwise near fine in printed wrappers. First edition. First edition. One of 250 copies. Designed, hand-set, and printed by Edson. (42495)  $ 75.00

66. Enslin, Theodore.   The work proposed.  
[Ashland, Massachusetts] Origin Press, 1958. Fine in slightly discolored white stiff printed wrappers. First edition. Author's first book. 250 copies printed. (42529)  $ 100.00

70. Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.   vvThe sea & ourselves at Cape Ann.  
Madison, Red Ozier, 1979. Fine in blue wrappers. Printed on light greenish-gray paper. First edition. One of 200 copies, signed. Illustrations by Janet Morgan. Morgan / Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a comprehensive bibliography A48 (noting t he variants in paper stock). (70178)  $ 100.00

71. Ferrini, Vincent.   Sea sprung.  
Gloucester, Mass., Cape Anne Press [c1949]. Small dents on the front wrapper, otherwise very good in unevenly faded, lightly soiled printed wrappers. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the inside front wrapper: "To [names of recipients] / With best wishes--our newly found friends. / Vincent Ferrini". Drawings by Louis Evan. (42589)  $ 75.00

72. Ficke, Arthur Davison.   Tumultuous shore and other poems.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Original black cloth lettered in gold. Very good in lightly soiled and chipped white dust jacket creased from being folded. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Maurice Browne / in memory of Bombay, January 1905, and of all the years since then--with much love from Arthur / March 1942 / N.Y.C.". Inscribed below by the recipient: "This was the first of the two copies of his last book which Arthur gave to me. I give it: / To my dearly loved Molly, the severest and most helpful critic of my verse, the gentlest and most. helpful critic of my conduct, the best of my exemplars. / Maurice / May 1948 / London". A poet and a playwright, Browne published his autobiography, Too late to lament in 1955. (45388)  $ 75.00

73. Finch, Robert.   Acis in Oxford and other poems.  
Oxford, Privately printed at the New Bodleian, 1959. Paper boards, printed paper label on the font board. Offsetting to endpapers and pastedowns from removed acetate dust jacket, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Signed by the a uthor and Herbert Davis, the printer. Printed in Eric Gill's Joanna type from matrices lent by Rene Hague. (41481)  $ 150.00

75. Finlay, Ian Hamilton.   The dancers inherit the party, selected poems. With two woodcuts by Zeljko Kujundzic.  
[Worcester, England, Ventura, CA] Migrant, 1962. Stiff green printed card wrappers. Near fine. 35 pp. Mimeographed. Second edition, but still scarce. (45809)  $ 150.00

76.   Five blind men: poems by Dan Gerber, Jim Harrison, George Quasha, J.D. Reed, Charlie Simic.  
Fremont, Michigan, The Sumac Press, c1969. Lower corners bumped, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket, as issued. First edition. Of 126 copies, one of 100 numbered copies. This copy signed by Dan Gerber on the half-title. (70015)  $ 200.00

78. Fraser, Kathleen.   Little notes to you, from Lucas Street, poems 1970-1971.  
Urbana, Penumbra Press [1972]. Maroon cloth. Fine, without dust jacket. First edition. 16 pp. #65 of 225 copies, printed by Bonne Pratt O'Connell on K.K. Merker's Washington hand press. (42634)  $ 75.00

79. Frost, Robert.   A further range.  
New York, Henry Holt and Company [c1936]. Fine in dust jacket chipped along the top edge, with time-darkened spine and closed tears. Trade edition, first impression. Crane / Frost A21.1. Pulitzer Prize winner. (42646)  $ 75.00

87. Grieve, C. M., ed.   Northern numbers, being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets.  
Edinburgh & London, T. N. Foulis [1920]. Original quarter blue cloth and gray paper boards. Near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Foreword by C. M. G[rieve] (Hugh MacDiarmid). Includes John Buchan, Violet Jacob, Neil Munro, Will Ogilvie, T. S. Cairncross, C. M. Grieve, Joseph Lee, John Ferguson, A. G. Grieve, Donald A. Mackenzie, and Roderick Watson Kerr. (45405)  $ 75.00

88. Grieve, C. M., ed.   Northern numbers, being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. Second series.  
Edinburgh & London, T. N. Foulis [1921]. Original quarter blue cloth and gray paper boards. Fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Includes John Buchan, Agnes Lindsay Carnegie, Agnes S. Falconer, John Ferguson, Mabel Christian Forbes, Alexander Gray, C. M. Grieve, Ian Hamilton, Isobel W. Hutchison, Violet Jacob, Roderick Watson Kerr, Donald A. Mackenzie,. Charles Murray, Will H. Ogilvie, William Ogilvie, Ronald Ross, Mark Symon, Lewis Spence, and Lauchlan Maclean Watt. C. M. Grieve=Hugh MacDiarmid. (45406)  $ 75.00

90. Gunn, Thom.   Fighting terms.  
New York, Hawk's Well Press, 1958. Head of spine lightly bumped, extremities faintly rubbed, otherwise fine in printed wrappers. First American edition. One of 1,500 copies. Author's second book. Hagstrom & Bixby /Thom Gunn A2c. (42820)  $ 100.00

97. Hanzlicek, C. G.   Living in it.  
Iowa City, The Stone Wall Press [1971]. Brown cloth with title stamped in gilt on the spine. Fine. 30 numbered poems. First edition. One of 240 copies printed from Joanna types with a small red decoration at the beginning of each poem, on Maidstone handmade English paper. Berger / Printing and the mind of Merker 44 (45892)  $ 125.00

101. Hillyer, Robert.   Sonnets and other lyrics [by] Robert Silliman Hillyer.  
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1917. Original gray boards, printed paper label on the front cover. Boards soiled and worn at the head and foot of the spine and corners, label soiled, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Colonel Maish in memory of a very pleasant trip, July 1918 / Robert S. Hillyer". Author's first book. Typography and cover label by W. A. Dwiggins. Agner / The books of WAD 17.01. (45418)  $ 75.00

107. Jarrell, Randall.   Little friend, little friend.  
New York, Dial, 1945. Blue cloth. Near fine in chipped dust jacket with a small burn hole on the front panel and missing a few other pieces. Author's second book. First edition. 58 pp. Robert Richman's copy with his name, place, and date under the dust jacket flap. Richman was founder and director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, a nonprofit cultural and educational organizat ion that brought an impressive array of major writers, musicians, artists, dancers, and other distinguished figures to Washington, D. C. Wright/Randall Jarrell A2. (43148)  $ 200.00

108. Jarrell, Randall.   Selected poems.  
London, Faber and Faber Limited [1956]. Endpapers partially darkened from the glue used in the binding, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First English edition. Wright / Randall Jarrell A7b. (43150)  $ 100.00

109. Johnson, Denis.   The veil, poems.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Fine in printed wrappers. Uncorrected proof. Publisher's information sheet stapled to the inside front wrapper. (43167)  $ 75.00

110. Johnson, Lionel.   Poems.  
London, Elkin Mathews, Boston, Copeland & Day, 1895. Original paper boards. Boards lightly worn at the top of spine, pastedowns darkened, otherwise an attractive, near fine copy of a fragile book. First trade edition. One of 750 copies. Title-page vignette by Herbert Horne. Printed by the Chiswick Press. (45434)  $ 300.00

111. Justice, Donald.   From a notebook.  
Iowa City, The Seamark Press, 1972. Green cloth, printed paper label on the spine. Fine. First edition. One of 317 copies. Southern author. (70283)  $ 100.00

113. Justice, Donald.   The summer anniversaries.  
Middletown, Wesleyan University Press [c1960]. Fine in fine dust jacket with short closed tears. First edition. Author's first trade book of verse. Academy of American Poets material laid in. The author was born in Miami, Florida. (43195)  $ 75.00

114. Justice, Donald.   Tremayne, four poems.  
[Iowa City] The Windhover Press [1984]. Sewn stiff brown paper wrappers printed with title in black and illustration by Laurence Donovan in transparent white. Fine. First edition. 9 unnumbered pages. One of 210 copies. Printed in Spectrum types on Iyo Glazed paper in black and blue. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 84 (45998)  $ 85.00

119. Kinnell, Galway.   Three poems.  
New York City, The Phoenix Book Shop, 1976. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Of 126 copies, one of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Designed and printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press, New York. (70289)  $ 125.00

120. Kinnell, Galway.   What a kingdom it was.  
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960. Light staining at the bottom of pages [2], 3-5, and the last few leaves, marks on rear cover, otherwise near fine in rubbed and creased dust jacket soiled on the rear panel, with short closed tears. F irst edition of the author's first separate book. Signature containing pp. [9-24] tipped in in this copy. (43254)  $ 75.00

121. Kroll, Ernest.   Fifty fraxioms.  
Omaha, Abattoir Editions, The University of Nebraska, 1973. Two-toned paper boards. Fine in the original Japanese paper dust jacket. First edition. One of 300 copies. Hand printed by H. Duncan and N. Wees. (70296)  $ 50.00

123. Lally, Michael.   Dues / poems.  
[Iowa City] The Stone Wall Press [c1975]. Dark gray cloth boards, printed paper label on the spine. Fine. One of 235 copies on Ragston. Huttner, Printing & the mind of Merker, 60. (70300)  $ 75.00

125. Larkin, Philip.   The less deceived.  
[Hessle] The Marvell Press [1955]. Dust jacket over plain wrappers. Small stain on the front panel of the dust jacket, corners bumped, light wear on the spine and missing the top 1/8 inch, otherwise near fine. Misprint on page 38, line 1 corrected. "7s 6d nett" publisher's price sticker on the dust jacket front flap. Bloomfield/Philip Larkin, a bibliography A6: second impression, actually a second edition. (43361)  $ 100.00

126. Larkin, Philip.   The less deceived, poems.  
New York, St. Martin's Press [c1960]. Fine in unevenly faded dust jacket with a faint mark and a single short closed tear on the front panel. First American edition. Bloomfield/Philip Larkin, a bibliography A6b. (43362)  $ 100.00

130. Layton, Irving.   The long pea-shooter.  
Montreal, Laocoon Press [1954]. Dust jacket over plain wrappers, only the front panel of the dust jacket present (chipped and missing a triangular piece at the top edge). First edition. Frontispiece drawing of the author by Betty Sutherland. (41521)  $ 75.00

131. Lee, Laurie.   The sun my monument.  
London, The Hogarth Press [1944]. Fine in dust jacket with a lightly darkened spine, a few small chips, and a closed tear. First edition. Author's first book. New Hogarth Library, v. XIII. Woolmer / Hogarth Press 511. (43379)  $ 100.00

135. Levertov, Denise.   Modulations for solo voice.  
San Francisco, Five Trees Press, 1977. Gray wrappers, printed paper label on the front wrapper. Lightly bumped at the top corner, otherwise near fine. First edition, wrappered. One of 250 copies. Printers' choice 36. (70319)  $ 75.00

141. Liddy, James.   In a blue smoke.  
[Dublin] The Dolmen Press [1964]. Fine in dust jacket lightly stained at top edge of the front panel. First edition. Irish author's first book of verse. (40794)  $ 75.00

142. Lindsay, Nicholas.   General William Booth enters into heaven and other poems.  
New York, Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Original red cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Edges foxed, minor rubbing on the rear cover, otherwise bright, near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Boice / The Mitchell Kennerley imprint, a descriptive bibliography 1913.28. (45448)  $ 75.00

144. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.   Evangeline, a tale of Acadie. With illustrations by F O C Darley.  
Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press, 1893. Original full vellum lettered and decorated in gold. Ownership name and 1892 date on the front free endpaper, otherwise fine. Large-paper edition. One of 150 numbered copies. (45450)  $ 75.00

146. Lowell, Robert.   Life studies.  
London, Faber and Faber [1959]. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise fine in printed wrappers. Advance proof copy (not so designated). Winner of the National Book Award. The English edition precedes the American. (43524)  $ 300.00

147. Lowell, Robert.   Lord Weary's castle.  
New York, Harcourt, Brace [c1946]. Fine in rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket lightly chipped, rubbed, and creased along the edges with short closed tears. First edition. Pulitzer Prize winning volume. Author's second book. (43527)  $ 150.00

148. Lowell, Robert.   Poems 1938-1949.  
London, Faber and Faber Limited [1950]. Edges of printed wrappers much faded, otherwise near fine. Proof copy. The word "Revised" in ink on the front wrapper. "5 May 1950" date stamped on the front wrapper. No equivalent American compilation. (43538)  $ 350.00

150. Lynch, Thomas.   Skating with Heather Grace.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Fine in printed wrappers. Publisher's label taped to the front wrapper. Uncorrected proof. Author's first book. Because of an error in typesetting, the titles of many of the poems appear at the end of the preceding poem. (43566)  $ 150.00

151. Lynch, Thomas.   Skating with Heather Grace.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Fine in printed wrappers. Slip pasted to the front wrapper describes error in typesetting which has made the titles of poems appear at the end of the preceding poem. To clarify the matter the titles in this copy have been bracketed in ink by the publisher. Date of publication and price of publication supplied in ink by the publisher on the front wrapper. Publisher's information sheet stapled to the inside front wrapper. Uncorrected proof. Author's first book. (43567)  $ 150.00

152. Lynch, Thomas.   Skating with Heather Grace.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Two staple holes through the printed wrappers and text block at the bottom edge, otherwise fine in printed wrappers. First edition, wrappered. Review copy with review material laid in. Author's first book. (43568)  $ 75.00

156. McGirt, James.   For your sweet sake.  
Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company, 1909. Original blue cloth lettered in gold. Title-page foxed, dampstaining at the top edge of the title-page and a few other pages, otherwise very good. Second edition with additional poems. African-American author. (45459)  $ 150.00

158. Merrill, James.   The 1002 nights and other poems [in Greek].  
[Athens, Publications 8 1/2, 1966]. Fine in printed wrappers. First translation of the poems into Greek. Translated by Vassili Vassilikos. Washington University / James Merrill, a poet 31. The date of publication is taken from that sour ce. The limitation is given as 300 copies in that source. The title is translated there as Hoi chilies kai e deutera nuchta. (70368)  $ 200.00

159. Merrill, James.   From Mirabell.  
[Charlottesville, Alderman Press, University of Virginia, c1978]. Broadside. Fine. One hundred copies printed, of which approximately 46 were signed by the author. The text is the whole of the ninth section of Book 2 of Mirabell's Books of Number, printed in advance of the published book. This copy is number 29 (one of copies 9-46 signed by Merrill with one error in the text corrected in his hand). Number 52 in the Washington University Libraries exhibit catalog, James Merrill, poet (1985) (listing only an unsigned copy) (46187)  $ 250.00

161. Merrill, James.   Ideas, etc.  
[Brooklyn, Jordan Davies, 1980]. . Printed rose dust jacket over plain gray wrappers. Lightly rubbed along the top edge, otherwise fine. First edition. #46 of 200 signed and numbered copies. Three poems originally published in Poughshares, The Nation and Georgia Review. (46687)  $ 75.00

162. Merrill, James.   Metamorphosis of 741.  
Pawlet, Banyan Press, 1977. White printed wrappers. Very fine in original mailing envelope. One of 440 numbered copies. Printers' choice 18. (70364)  $ 100.00

163. Merrill, James.   Nights and days.  
[London] Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1966. Fine in faintly tanned dust jacket. First English edition. The English edition contains three poems not in the American edition and deletes six poems that appear in the American edition. The Phoenix Living Poets series. The American edition won the National Book Award. (43733)  $ 85.00

164. Merton, Thomas.   A man in the divided sea.  
[Norfolk, Connecticut, New Directions, c1946]. Fine in lightly darkened and soiled dust jacket chipped along the top edge and missing small pieces. First edition. Breit-Daggy/Thomas Merton, a comprehensive bibliography 1.54A. (43741)  $ 75.00

165. Merton, Thomas.   Selected poems. With a foreword by Robert Speaight.  
London, Hollis & Carter, 1950. Head of the spine and upper front corner bumped, otherwise fine in lightly foxed, price-clipped jacket with several chips and closed tears. First edition of this collection (from three of the author's poetry books with two hitherto unpublished poems). Breit-Daggy/Thomas Merton, a comprehensive bibliography 1.87C. (43742)  $ 150.00

166. Merton, Thomas.   The tears of the blind lions.  
[New York] New Directions [c1949]. Fine in fine dust jacket with lightly faded spine. First edition. Breit-Daggy/Thomas Merton, a comprehensive bibliography 1.98A. (43744)  $ 75.00

167. Merwin, W. S.   The dancing bears.  
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1954. Lightly rubbed along the edges, otherwise fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with a short closed tear on the top edge of the front panel. First edition. Author's second book. (43750)  $ 200.00

169. Merwin, W. S.   Green with beasts.  
London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. Fine in near fine green dust jacket with unevenly faded spine. First edition (English edition precedes). With Poetry Book Society wrap-around. (43753)  $ 75.00

170. Mezey, Robert.   The lovemaker.  
Iowa City, Cummington Press, 1961. Maroon cloth. Fine in lightly soiled and unevenly darkened white dust jacket. First edition. 72 pp. One of 2,500 copies. The 1960 Lamont Poetry Selection. (70381)  $ 35.00

171. Mezey, Robert.   The lovemaker.  
Iowa City, Iowa, The Cummington Press, 1961. Maroon cloth. Very good, without dust jacket. First edition. 72 pp. The 1960 Lamont Poetry Selection. One of 2,500 copies. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dec. 13, 1965 / For Steve / with best wishes for / both our futures -- / Robert Mezey" (70382)  $ 65.00

172. Mueller, Lisel.   Dependencies.  
Chapel Hill, The University of South Carolina Press, 1965. A few marks from foxing on the top edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket with faint foxing. First edition. Author's first book. The author won the National Book Award in 1981 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1997. (43891)  $ 200.00

174. Mueller, Lisel.   The private life, poems.  
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1976. Gray paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. 64 pp. 1975 Lamont Poetry Selection. Lamont Poetry Selection announcement laid in. The author won the National Book Award in 1981 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1997. (43893)  $ 75.00

177. Nabokov, Vladimir.   Three Russian poets. .in new translations.  
Norfolk, New Directions [c1944]. Upper rear corner bumped, light wear to extremities, otherwise fine in soiled, price-clipped dust jacket creased along the top edge of the front and rear panels and with closed tears. First edition, hardcover. Gray dust jacket with brown lettering. Selections from Pushkin, Lemontov and Tyutchev. (43901)  $ 100.00

179. National Book League.   Responses.  
[London] The National Book League & the Poetry Society, 1971. Red printed wrappers. Yapp edges creased, otherwise fine. One of 300 numbered copies on handmade paper from Hodgkinson's Wookey Hole Mill. Includes the poem "Servant Boy" by Seamus Heaney. Also poems by William Plomer, Dannie Abse, D. J. Enright, Jon Silkin, Sydney Carter, Adrian Mitchell, Derec Llwyd Morgan, D. M. Black, Roger McGough, Stewart Conn, Earle Birney, Iain Crichton Smith, Ted Walker, Tony Harrison,. Patricia Beer, John Ormond, Vernon Scannell, and Leslie Norris. Designed by Monica Schmoller. (46275)  $ 75.00

180. Noguchi, Yone.   The Pilgrimage.  
Kamadura, Valley Press; London, Elkin Mathews, 1909. 2 vols. Stab-sewn blue wrappers. Lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. Second edition. 142 pp. Vol. 1 inscribed on the front endpaper "To my dear wife / Oct 1st 1911" and on the half-title "Edith R. Duke / from / R.T.W. Duke Jr / Oct 1 1911". Vol. 2 has the same inscription on the front endpaper and the name of Edith R. Duke in the same hand on the half-title. (40626)  $ 200.00

182. O'Grady, Desmond.   His skaldcrane's nest.  
[Dublin] Gallery Books [1979]. Fine in lightly soiled, price-clipped dust jacket with a 1/8 inch closed tear. First edition, hardcover. Signed and dated by the author on the title-page. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Margaret Lawson Smith / t hese loose twigs from your skaldcrane's nest / Desmond / Cambridge / 1980". Irish author. (40843)  $ 75.00

183. Olds, Sharon.   The gold cell, poems.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. The author won the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry for her book The Dead and the Living. (44010)  $ 125.00

184. Olson, Charles.   Charles Olson in Connecticut: last lectures as heard by John Cech, Oliver Ford, Peter Rittner.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, 1974. Green paper boards stamped in gold on the spine. Fine. First edition. One of 220 copies. This copy on paper watermarked "Japan". Printing & the mind of Merker 58 (noting that copies were printed on Shogun, Suzuki, and Windhover papers). (17299)  $ 150.00

185. Olson, Charles.   Mayan letters. Edited by Robert Creeley.  
[Palma de Mallorca] The Divers Press, 1953. Decorated printed wrappers. Wrappers with some light spotting and a short tear at the top of the left edge of the front wrapper. First edition. (70410)  $ 150.00

187. Oppenheimer, Joel.   New spaces, poems 1975-1983.  
Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow Press, 1985. Original quarter cloth with printed paper boards. Top edge spotted otherwise very good in acetate jacket as issued. One of 200 cloth trade copies. Inscribed on the title-page. "For Martin & Tracy / with all love on this / good day - in your / new space/ Joel Oppenheimer/ 2/22/86/ Swedesburg" (46309)  $ 75.00

188. Orlovitz, Gil.   Concerning man.  
New York, The Banyan Press, 1947. Bumped at the head and foot of the spine, stain on the rear cover, light wear at the extremities, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Author's first book. The first book of The Banyan Press. #5 of 350 numbered copies. Full-page inscription by the author on the front free endpaper:. "March 1947 / Philadelphia / For Paul-- / It would be a mockery to give you this even as a tithe of payment for your insistent loyalties & your limitlessness of friendship & love. All the poems I or anyone could write could not. equal the beauty of your existence for which I give thanks. Therefore, from one who aspires to music in these verses to one who has already attained his own music--To my dearest friend--this natal volume-- / Gil". (45477)  $ 200.00

191. Owens, Rochelle.   The Joe chronicles. Part 2.  
Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow Press, 1979. Quarter decoraterd cloth with green paper boards. Fine in acetate dust jacket. First edition. 152 pp. One of 26 copies hardbound in boards, lettered and signed by the author. (44059)  $ 100.00

192. Owens, Rochelle.   Not be essence that cannot be.  
New York, Trobar [c1961]. Near fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Author's first book. (41156)  $ 60.00

193. Owens, Rochelle.   Not be essence that cannot be.  
New York, Trobar [c1961]. Near fine in brown wrappers. First edition. Author's first book of verse. (46316)  $ 75.00

194. Paget, R. L., comp.   Cap and gown, third series. Selected by R. L. Paget.  
Boston, L. C. Page and Company, 1903. Original tan cloth lettered in red with a vignette of an academic procession with the monogram FR. Cloth lightly marked, otherwise an attractive, near fine copy. First edition. Includes Wallace Stevens. Edelstein, Stevens, B3. (45478)  $ 150.00

197. Pilling, Christopher.   Snakes & girls.  
[Leeds] School of English Press, 1970. Fine in shiny green cloth, printed paper label on the front cover. First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Slip pasted to the second front endpaper indicating that this is number 5 of twenty bound copies signed by the author. Errata slip laid in. Author's first book in Contemporary poets, 6th edition. (46341)  $ 75.00

198. Pinsky, Robert.   History of my heart.  
[n.p., n.p., n.d.]. Velo-bound plain black wrappers. 36 pages with text on rectos only. Not a proof but an advance form of the text. In this form the book lacks the poem "Song of Reasons" included in the uncorrected proof and the published book. (44169)  $ 100.00

199. Pinsky, Robert.   History of my heart.  
New York, The Ecco Press [c1984]. Fine in printed wrappers. Uncorrected proof. (44170)  $ 75.00

200. Plath, Sylvia.   Winter trees.  
London, Faber and Faber [1971]. Blue cloth. Corners bumped, head and foot of the spine lightly rubbed, otherwise fine in dust jacket. First edition. Tabor / Sylvia Plath A15a. In this copy there is no leaf with pp. 55-56. The acknowledgments which appear on p. 55 in the regular copies are pasted to the copyright page. Tabor does not describe this variant. Described in a pencilled note on the front pastedown as a "Travellers sample copy before publication". (44188)  $ 150.00

203. Plymell, Charles.   Forever wider: poems new and selected: 1954-1984.  
Metuchen, N.J. and London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1985. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the title-page: "This copy is for Peter the jazzhead / Charles Plymell". Poets Now series 7 (46349)  $ 100.00

205. Posner, David.   The deserted altar by David Louis Posner.  
Oxford, Basil Blackwell [1956]. Ink name and date on the inside front wrapper. Otherwise fine in lightly soiled, unevenly faded printed wrappers. The Newdigate Prize Poem 1956. First edition. (44206)  $ 75.00

208. Prokosch, Frederic.   The carnival, poems.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1938. Folded proof sheets of the title-page, p. 1-3, and the colophon. Paperclip mark, otherwise fine. The sheets were hand set by Arthur & Edna Rushmore at the Golden Hind Press in Madison, New Jersey. The title-page has red brackets beside the title, a rule, and the date. (44222)  $ 50.00

214. Reid, Alastair.   To lighten my house, poems.  
Scarsdale, Morgan & Morgan Publishers [c1953]. Fine in dust jacket with several closed tears. First edition. Author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "to Huntington and Florence [Cairns] / to lighten their house / Alastair / March 1958". One of 850 copies. Blurbs by Norman Holmes Pearson and Selden Rodman. Illustrated with drawings by Kurt Roesch. (44327)  $ 100.00

215. Reznikoff, Charles.   Five groups of verse.  
New York, Charles Reznikoff [c1927]. Fine in lightly darkened fragile dust jacket with closed tears and missing small pieces at the head and foot of the spine. First edition. One of 375 copies. (44346)  $ 200.00

216. Rice, Stan.   Some lamb.  
[Berkeley, California, The Figures, 1975]. Corners bumped, otherwise fine in printed wrappers. First edition, wrappered. Texas-born author's second book. One of 1,000 copies. (46388)  $ 100.00

217. Rich, Adrienne.   Necessities of life: poems 1962-1965.  
New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. [c1966]. Fine in price-clipped yellow dust jacket with lightly faded backstrip and with a very short closed tear at the foot of the backstrip. First edition. Baltimore-born poet. (16047)  $ 75.00

218. Rich, Adrienne.   Snapshots of a daughter-in-law.  
[London] Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1970. Fine in dust jacket with a nick and a short closed tear. First English edition. Review copy with review slip laid in. Baltimore-born poet. (16050)  $ 75.00

219. Rich, Adrienne.   Snapshots of a daughter-in-law: poems, 1954-1962.  
New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. [c1967]. Fine in lightly rubbed black dust jacket. New edition containing some revisions and one hitherto unpublished poem (first published by Harper in 1963). Baltimore-born poet. (16049)  $ 60.00

222. Roethke, Theodore.   I am! Says the lamb. Drawings by Robert Leydenfrost.  
Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1961. Quarter yellow cloth with gray paper boards. Fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition. 70 pp. (44390)  $ 150.00

223. Roethke, Theodore.   The lost son and other poems.  
London, John Lehmann [1949]. Cloth lightly bubbled on the front cover, corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with a short closed tear on the back panel. First English edition. (44394)  $ 100.00

226. Roethke, Theodore.   Words for the wind.  
Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958. Corners lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in a lightly soiled and chipped dust jacket with several closed tears and a small hole in the spine. First American edition. National Book Award winner. (44399)  $ 75.00

227. Rosenberger, Francis Coleman, ed.   American sampler, a selection of new poetry. Edited by Francis Coleman Rosenberger.  
Iowa City, The Prairie Press, 1951. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Includes Wallace Stevens' poem "Memorandum" and the first book appearance of poems by other authors. Edelstein / Stevens B47. From the editor's introductory note: " While all the poems were unpublished at the time this selection was made, some of them have since been included in volumes by the individual poets". (70009)  $ 75.00

228. Rukeyser, Muriel.   Body of waking.  
New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers [c1958]. Fine in fine blue and white dust jacket. First edition. An uncommonly fresh and bright copy. (44444)  $ 75.00

229. Ryan, Michael.   God hunger: poems.  
[New York] Viking [1989]. Fine in fine black dust jacket. First edition. Review copy with the following laid in: review slip, photograph, and a publisher's announcement printing the author's poem "Fire" on the verso. Blurbs by Robert Pinsky, Stanley Kunitz. (44456)  $ 75.00

230. Ryan, Michael.   God hunger: poems.  
[New York] Viking [1989]. Fine in fine black dust jacket lightly rubbed on the rear panel. First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Blurbs by Robert Pinsky, Stanley Kunitz. (44457)  $ 65.00

231. Ryan, Michael.   Threats instead of trees. Foreword by Stanley Kunitz.  
New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1974. Fine in lightly rubbed price-clipped dust jacket. First edition. Author's first book. This copy in a form of the binding with flat spine and pebbled black cloth (as in the copyright deposit copies). Volume 69 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. (41193)  $ 90.00

232. Salamun, Tomaz.   Turbines: twenty-one poems. Translated from the Slovenian by the author, with the assistance of Anselm Hollo and Elliott Anderson.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, The University of Iowa [c1973]. Black wrappers. Fine. First edition. One of 275 copies. Printing & the mind of Merker 54. (70450)  $ 75.00

234. Schuyler, James.   The morning of the poem: poems.  
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1980]. Fine in printed wrappers with 1/4" split at the foot of the spine. Uncorrected page proof. This copy has Crane Duplicating, Inc. and address printed on the inside back wrapper. Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. New York School poet. (44553)  $ 75.00

236. Schwartz, Delmore.   Shenandoah.  
Norfolk, Conn., New Directions [1941]. Illustrated blue paper boards. Pastedowns and endpapers darkened and foxed, corners bumped, otherwise near fine in very good, unevenly faded dust jacket missing a few small pieces. First edition. 28 pp. Stamped "Review Copy / Publication Date" on the front free endpaper. (44558)  $ 150.00

237. Schwartz, Delmore.   Vaudeville for a princess and other poems.  
[New York] New Directions [1950]. Yellow cloth. Very fine in dust jacket with lightly sunned backstrip. First edition. 106 pp. One of 1,600 copies. (44560)  $ 200.00

238. Schwerner, Armand.   The tablets I-VIII.  
West Branch, Cummington Press, 1968. Cloth, printed paper label on the front cover. Fine in fragile Japanese paper dust jacket with closed tear on the back panel. Printers' choice 28. At head of title: presented by the scholar-translator . Of 320 copies, one of 150 signed by the author and illustrated on the title-page with a plate etched and wiped by Carol Heinerberg Yeh. (70455)  $ 150.00

239. Scupham, Peter.   Natura, with a wood engraving by Peter Reddick.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, 1978. Quarter green cloth with light green Japanese paper over boards printed in black. Fine. First edition. 16 unnumbered pages. Of an edition of 450 copies, one of 225 copies for the Windhover Press. Printed in Romanee type on Windhover paper. 225 copies were printed for Anthony Baker at the Gruffyground Press bound in wrapper. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 71 (46436)  $ 75.00

240. Seay, James.   Let not your hart.  
Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press [c1970]. Fine in lightly marked printed wrappers. First edition, wrappered. With a fine contemporary inscription by the author on the front endpaper: "To Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. / whose work I greatly admire. / Let not his hart be trouble / 8 Apr 70 / James Seay". Southern author's first book. (44581)  $ 85.00

241. Seidman, Hugh.   Collecting evidence.  
New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1970. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. Author's first book. Yale Series of Younger Poets, 65. Blurb by Stanley Kunitz. (44591)  $ 75.00

247. Sissman, L. E.   Dying an introduction, poems.  
Boston, Little, Brown and Company [1967]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by the author to Kurt Vonnegut on the front free endpaper: "For Kurt / with warmest wishes / Ed Sissman / December, 1967". Author's first book. Blurbs by Anthony Hecht, James Dickey, Howard Moss. (44675)  $ 125.00

250. Sitwell, Edith.   Five poems.  
London, Duckworth, 1928. Bookseller's label at the foot of the rear pastedown, free endpapers darkened, otherwise fine in lightly soiled tan dust jacket. Unopened. First edition. One of 250 numbered and signed copies for sale. Fifoot, A Bibliography of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell EA 17. (44680)  $ 150.00

252. Skipsey, Joseph.   Selected poems. Selected and edited by Basil Bunting.  
Sunderland, Ceolfrith Press [1976]. Fine in illustrated printed wrappers. First edition. 111 pp. #24 of 50 numbered copies signed by Basil Bunting. (46462)  $ 150.00

253. Smith, A. J. M.   News of the phoenix and other poems.  
Toronto, The Ryerson Press, New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1943. Red paper boards. Evidence of ink erasure on the front free endpaper, otherwise fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket. First edition. 42 pp. Author's first published collection of verse. Michael E. Darling / A.J.M. Smith, an annotated bibliogr aphy A3. (41596)  $ 85.00

254. Snodgrass, W. D.   Heart's needle.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. Red cloth. Fine in fine, particularly bright dust jacket very lightly rubbed at the head of the spine. First edition. 62 pp. Pulitzer Prize winning book. Author's first book. Published in an edition of 1500 copies (so indicated on the dust jacket front flap). (44720)  $ 300.00

255. Snodgrass, W. D.   Heart's needle.  
[Hessle] The Marvell Press [1960]. Red cloth. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket, lightly rubbed at the foot of the spine. First English edition. 75 pp. With a poem and an addendum not in the first American edition. Pulitzer Prize winning book. Author's first book. (44721)  $ 150.00

257. Snodgrass, W. D.   Traditional Hungarian songs, with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan.  
Baltimore, Charles Seluzicki, 1978. Decorated gray printed paper wrappers. Lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. Unpaginated.printed at the Janus Press by Claire Van Vliet and Victoria Fraser. #128 of 300 copies Signed by Snodgrass. Translations and Afterword by Snodgrass. (46723)  $ 65.00

259. Spackman, W. M.   Twenty-five years of it.  
Perros-Guirec [privately printed] 1967. Tan tween cloth, with white printed label on the front cover. Lacking title-leaf and following leaf noting where some of the poems had previously been published. The rest of the text is complete. Frrst edition. 31 pp. Ahearn Author Price Guide for Spackman indicates that six copies were bound in cloth. Pastedowns, front endpaper, and gutter of the following two pages with red stains, otherwise fine. (44744)  $ 200.00

261. Spender, Stephen.   Selected poems.  
London, Faber and Faber [1940]. Fine in yellow printed wrappers. Proof copy. The published book is A15a in Kulkarni's bibliography of Spender. (44757)  $ 75.00

266. Stafford, William.   Program for a reading on February 8, 1988 by William Stafford and Liz Rosenberg.  
[New York] The Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, 1988. Two light grey sheets folded to 8.5x11". Printed cover sheet is titled "William Stafford and Liz Rosenberg / February 8, 1988. Laid in is a reproduction of Stafford's poem "All the time". in holograph page and the first and second draft typescript pages and Liz Rosenberg's "Because I was dying" in typescript page with her annotations. Fine. Uncommon. (46494)  $ 35.00

267. Stafford, William.   The rescued year.  
New York, Harper & Row, Publishers [c1966]. Decorated orange paper boards. Head and foot of the spine and lower corners bumped, two-inch paper-knife slit on the front panel of the dust jacket slightly affecting the paper boards, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket. First edition. 81 pp. First issue with untrimmed edges. Poet Dabney Stuart's copy with his ink signature on the front pastedown. (44779)  $ 50.00

268. Stafford, William.   The rescued year.  
New York, Evanston, and London, Harper & Row, Publishers [c1966]. Decorated orange paper boards. Top edge lightly foxed, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. 81 pp. First issue with $3.95 price on the dust jacket front flap and untrimmed edges. (46500)  $ 75.00

271. Stallworthy, Jon.   Root and branch.  
[London] Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. Textured orange paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. 63 pp. Inscribed by the author to the distinguished editor, Catherine Carver: "For Catharine / who launched this book with a bouquet worthy of The Canterbury Tales / with gratitude / from Jon". (44792)  $ 75.00

276. Tarn, Nathaniel.   Old Savage---------Young City.  
New York, Random House [1965]. Fine in dust jacket lightly rubbed along the edges. First American edition of the author's first book. 64 pp. The title-page has the two elements of the title separated by dashes. The author has crossed out the dashes, inserted a slash, and made the title read "Old Savage / Young City". Inscribed by the author on the title-page to a fellow poet: "For Richard Howard in the original Young City from the original Old Savage / Tarn / Aug 68". (44905)  $ 60.00

278. Tate, James.   Shepherds of the mist.  
Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press, 1969. Quarter cloth and paper boards, printed paper label on the spine. Very fine in clear plastic dust jacket. First edition, hardcover. One of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Printed by Noel Yo ung. (70496)  $ 175.00

280. Tessier, Thomas.   In sight of chaos.  
[London] Turret Books [c1971]. Fine in pink printed wrappers. First edition. 24 pp. #70 of 100 signed and numbered copies. Poetry by the science fiction writer. (44930)  $ 75.00

281. Thomas, D. M.   Two voices.  
London, Cape Goliard, 1968. White cloth, cover photograph by Kevin Lawrenson. Fine, without printed dust jacket, as issued. First edition. Unpaginated. #31 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. (44936)  $ 200.00

282. Thompson, Francis.   Sister-songs, an offering to two sisters.  
London, John Lane, Boston, Copeland and Day, 1895. Brown cloth with gold leaf decorations on front board. Extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. First edition, first issue. 65 pp. 16 pp. adverts. Frontis-piece, title page and coveer designed by Laurence Housman. (46543)  $ 75.00

283. Tolson, M. B.   Libretto for the Republic of Liberia.  
New York, Twayne Publishers, Inc. [c1953]. Blue and gray paper boards. Fine in lightly soiled white dust jacket missing small pieces along the top and bottom edges. First edition. Unpaginated. Preface by Allen Tate. African-American author. (46547)  $ 75.00

284. Tomlinson, Charles.   Relations and contraries.  
[Aldington, Kent, The Hand and Flower Press, c1951]. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Poems in pamphlet 9. Author's first book. (41241)  $ 75.00

286. Trueblood, Ernest V., pseud.   Afternoon of a cow, a pseudonymous story by William Faulkner, with an introduction by Carol de Saint Victor.  
[Iowa City], The Windhover Press, 1991. Stiff gray wrappers, printed in black on the spine. Fine. Without dust jacket as issued. First edition thus. 15 pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in Romanee types in black, red, and brown on Johannot paper. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 100. (17487)  $ 100.00

289. Updike, John.   Hoping for a hoopoe: poems.  
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1959. Top edge lightly foxed, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. First English edition of the author's first book. In the U.S. in 1958 as The carpentered hen and other tame creatures. Contains brief "Author's Note" not in the American edition. (45004)  $ 75.00

291. Walcott, Derek.   The gulf and other poems.  
London, Jonathan Cape [1969]. Fine in Cape printed wrappers. Uncorrected proof. 71 pp. The proofs differ from the published book in a number of ways. In the published book the title of one of the poems is changed, a quotation from Rilke is d ropped from the dedication page, the poem "Homecoming: Anse La Raye" is substantially revised (entire lines replaced), texts are otherwise. altered, etc. (40894)  $ 150.00

294. Warner, Sylvia Townsend.   Twelve poems.  
[n.p., n.p., c1977]. Stapled wrappers. Text on rectos only. Extremities bumped, wrappers soiled. Very good. Precedes the Chatto and Windus 1980 book with this title. (46594)  $ 75.00

295. Warren, Robert Penn.   Selected poems 1923-1943.  
London, The Fortune Press [1952]. Original quarter blue cloth and alligator patterned darker blue paper boards. Spine lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine, unopened, without dust jacket. Grimshaw / Robert Penn Warren, a descriptive bibliography A6.b1. First English edition, variant binding not described by Grimshaw. d'Arch Smith / R. A. Caton and the Fortune Press 587. (45538)  $ 75.00

296. Watkins, Vernon.   Ballad of the Mari Lwyd and other poems.  
London, Faber and Faber [1941]. Green cloth. Fine in lightly darkened and rubbed gray dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature of poet Sydney G[oodsir] Smith, Edinburgh, 1941, on the front endpaper. First edition. 92 pp. Author's first book. Welsh author. (45114)  $ 85.00

298. Whalen, Philip.   Like I say, poems.  
New York, Totem Press in association with Corinth Books [1960]. Blue wrappers. Evidence of removal of a sticker at the upper right corner of the front wrapper, edges browning, otherwise fine in stapled printed wrappers. First edition. 47 pp. Cover drawing by Robert LaVigne. (45135)  $ 75.00

300. Wieners, John.   Asylum poems (for my Father).  
[New York] Angel Hair Books, 1969. Mimeographed. Stapled. Lower corner bumped, front cover lightly darkened, plain blue rear wrapper faded at the edges. Front cover design by George Schneeman. First edition. One of 200 copies. (45160)  $ 75.00

302. Wieners, John.   Unhired.  
[Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin] Perishable Press Limited [1968]. Blue wrappers with the publisher's device in brown in the colophon. Fine. First edition. One of 250 copies. Two decades of Hamady 18. (70520)  $ 75.00

303. Wieners, John.   Unhired.  
[Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin] The Perishable Press Limited [1968]. Grayish brown wrappers, the publisher's device blind-stamped in the colophon. Fine. First edition. One of 250 copies. Two decades of Hamady (this variant not noted). (70521)  $ 85.00

304. Wilbur, Richard.   Ceremony and other poems.  
New York, Harcourt Brace and Company [1950]. Tan cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket with a single 1/4 inch closed tear. First edition. 55 pp. Review copy with Harcourt, Brace and Company slip tipped in to the front free endpaper. Author's second book. (45173)  $ 200.00

307. Wilkinson, Anne.   Counterpoint to sleep, poems.  
[n.p.] First Statement Press [c1951]. Dust jacket over plain wrappers. Name and place in ink on the title-page. Note on the inside front wrapper: "given by Anne Wilkinson in March, 1953". Paperclip mark at the top of the front wrapper and the title-page. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Very good. First edition. Author's first book. (41624)  $ 125.00

308. Willeford, Charles.   Proletarian laughter: poems.  
Yonkers, N.Y., The Alicat Bookshop Press, 1948. Illustrated brown paper wrappers. Brittle paper. Small pieces missing, else near fine in printed wrappers. First edition. One of 1,000 copies. Alicat Chapbooks no. XII. Author's first book. (41271)  $ 75.00

309. Williams, William Carlos.   Paterson (book five).  
[New York] New Directions [1958]. Tan cloth. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Unpaginated. Wallace / A Bibliography of William Carlos Williams A44. (45222)  $ 100.00

310. Wilson, Edmund.   Poets, farewell!  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. Quarter black cloth with brown paper boards. Upper corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few short closed tears. A very pretty, bright, fresh copy, uncommon in this condition. First edition. 78 pp. (45228)  $ 400.00

311. Wright, Charles.   Four poems of departure.  
Portland, Oregon, Trace Editions, 1983. Gray printed wrappers. Fine. First edition. Unpaginated. Of 500 copies, one of 75 numbered copies, signed. (70531)  $ 75.00

312. Wright, Charles.   The grave of the right hand.  
Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press [1970]. Gray cloth. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. First edition. 66 pp. Southern author. As in all copies seen, a large X through the poem on p. 36. (41290)  $ 75.00

316. Wright, James.   Two citizens.  
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1973]. Fine in printed wrappers. Uncorrected page proof. Farrar, Straus and Giroux label pasted to the front wrapper. Ink correction on p. 30 ("he" written over a blacked out word in the line "But he has found how"). (45282)  $ 75.00

317. Zaturenska, Marya.   Threshold and hearth.  
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1934. Book fine, pale gray dust jacket slightly darkened on the spine, missing a few very small pieces, and with a closed short tear at the foot of the rear panel. A most attractive copy $1.50 price printed at the foot of the dust jacket front flap. First edition. Author's first book. (45309)    $ 75.00





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