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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
Self-Published, [ca. 1980s]. A collection of 14 poems, each poem titled with Connell's book titles, "selected and edited by Ruth Costello," although no other author is given. With a foreword by novelist Anne Lamott, the adoptive daughter of one of Costello's close friends, Mary Turnbull, a "literary champion and patron of the arts," and later a longtime bookstore owner in Marin County. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Near fine. Laid in is a printout of a 1985 Costello poem, "For Lama Anagarika Govinda," with a note in Matthiessen's hand on the verso. [#032279] $150
Self-Published, [ca. 1980s]. A collection of 12 poems, velobound, in gold-stamped plastic covers, by a writer who was closely involved with the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene for decades. Herbert Gold was one of the many writers who made his home in the Bay Area during that time, and this collection includes one poem titled after each of Gold's books of fiction up until 1980 (with one book un-poemed). Near fine. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Unusual, highly uncommon artifact of one of the great literary centers of postwar America. [#032278] $150