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Signed Poetry

(Anthology)
NY, Random House, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy, inscribed by George Quasha. Light dust soiling; else fine in wrappers. [#001208] $20
click for a larger image of item #14615, The Colours of Memory NY, Grove Press, (1955). Poetry, issued in a lettered edition of 26 copies and a numbered edition of 250 copies: this is a presentation copy (designated as "s.c. 3 for Nancy"), signed by the author and, as with the lettered issue, with an original drawing by Irene Rice Pereira, the author's wife, signed by the artist as frontispiece. It can be assumed that the presentation copies ("s.c" -- "special copy"?) were even more limited than the lettered copies, as is almost always the case in the issuance of limited editions such as this. A fine copy in a professionally restored dust jacket. Laid in is an autograph holiday card addressed to Nancy and her partner and signed by Reavey for himself and Irene, with an image by Pereira from the collection of the Whitney Museum. A significant volume, with an original work of art by a distinguished American abstract artist: Pereira's work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among many others. [#014615] $1,500
NY, Random House, (1973). A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and editor of Yardbird -- the second collection by this African American poet. This is the issue in wrappers, with erratum slip laid in. Inscribed by the author to poet and novelist James Welch: "To Jim/ a superb/ poet/ Ishmael/ profound affection." Near fine. [#020486] $60
NY, RH, (1973). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of poetry by the author of Mumbo Jumbo and the editor of Yardbird. Near fine in tall wrappers and signed by the author. [#006636] $60
Lewiston, Confluence Press, (1994). The simultaneous issue in wrappers of this collection of the poet's first five books. Inscribed by the author to another poet -- "fellow scribbler and cloud-herder." Fine. [#023063] $20
click for a larger image of item #25722, Lost Copper Banning, Malki Museum Press, 1980. A review copy, so stamped on the front flyleaf, of this book that was published on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet: "For ____, Whose back must be bent though not broken from the weight of that same Dream Wheel - The destination is, must be, worth it!" With the recipient's handmade bookplate on the front flyleaf. Dust jacket panels clipped and pasted to boards; fine such as it is. A nice association copy. [#025722] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33540, A Book of Testimony (Bolinas), Tree Books, 1971. A chapbook, one of 300 copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "in the warm aura of Italian/Latino music - Los Angeles Saturday - love." Near fine in wrappers. [#033540] $75
click for a larger image of item #33552, Altar Pieces Barrytown, Station Hill Press, 1982. Four poems, with collages by Patricia Nedds. One large sheet of cardstock, intricately cut and folded to make a 12 page booklet (including the covers). Although not called for, signed by the author and additionally inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "fellow travelers, with love." Near fine. [#033552] $75
click for a larger image of item #33548, A Seneca Journal (NY), New Directions, (1978). The softcover trade edition of this book that arose out of Rothenberg's time living on a Seneca reservation. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl "in the year of European voyages to come! Clear sailing! And love." Near fine. [#033548] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33534, Between 1960-1963 London, Fulcrum Press, (1967). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "after between & with love." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated in the year of publication. Near fine in wrappers. [#033534] $75
(Greensboro), Unicorn Press, (1974). Poems from the "Poland 1931" sequence. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "with admiration & thanks for the encouragements & challenge." Illustrated with posed photographs featuring Rothenberg and Kathy Acker, among others. One of 2000 copies in wrappers. Near fine. [#033542] $65
click for a larger image of item #33547, Gematria 27 Milwaukee, Membrane Press, 1977. A book as a box of small cards, with text on one side and illustrations on the other, and two sheets of paper that give the history of the term "Gematria" and an example of the way the cards can be positioned as a whole. In a folding cardstock box that has been inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "with love" in the year of publication. Near fine. [#033547] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33546, Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (Bretenoux), (Braad Press), (1977). Number 115 of 300 numbered copies, with woodcuts by Ian Tyson laid in. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl, "a book from the cove country. With love." Near fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#033546] $125
(NY), New Directions, (1974). The New Directions softcover issue of this title. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl with "happy welcome home" and "abrazos." Near fine. [#033541] SOLD
(NY), New Directions, (1983). Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "voyages in subterranean flower worlds. With warm friendship," dated in 1983. Near fine in wrappers. [#033553] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #33535, The Flight of Quetzalcoatl Brighton, Unicorn, 1967. Translation of an Aztec myth/song, rendered into Spanish verse in the 16th century and then adapted into Spanish prose, from which this translation was done. Of a total edition of 426 copies, this is Letter X of 26 lettered copies, signed by Rothenberg and by Tony Bennett, who designed the cover. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033535] $175
click for a larger image of item #33533, The Gorky Poems Mexico, Corno Emplumado, 1966. A bilingual (English/Spanish) edition. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clay [Clayton Eshleman] & Caryl in 1979, "con fuertes abrazos." With Eshleman's ownership signature, dated 1966. One of 1000 copies, published by poet Margaret Randall's bilingual small press in Mexico City, which was a key outlet for avant garde poetry in the 1960s, until it was forced to close down in 1969 after taking a stand in support of the 1968 Mexican Student Movement, which ended with the Tlatelolco massacre in October, 1968. Near fine in wrappers. [#033533] $75
click for a larger image of item #33557, The Lorca Variations, I-VIII La Laguna, Zasterle Press, 1990. Number 51 of 300 numbered copies. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] & Caryl: "some more invasions from elsewhere, with much love." Rothenberg was working on translations of Lorca at the time he wrote these poems; both he and Eshleman have translated Spanish language poetry, in addition to sharing an interest in indigenous, tribal, and prehistoric arts. Near fine in wrappers. [#033557] $100
(Milwaukee), Membrane Press, 1976. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman] and Caryl, "the pleasure of your company." Near fine in wrappers. [#033545] $45
Berkeley, Tree, 1975. Inscribed by Rothenberg to Clayton [Eshleman], "whose poetry continues to reveal, astound - in friendship," and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in self-wrappers. [#033543] $50
click for a larger image of item #33531, Sightings/Lunes (NY), (Hawk's Well Press), (1964). Inscribed by Rothenberg in 1965 to Clay [Clayton Eshleman] and Barbara: "these poems for light and all." Two volumes in one: Sightings by Rothenberg and Lunes by Kelly, published by Rothenberg's small press. The glue has failed on the tipped-in drawings by Amy Mendelson; the drawings are now laid in; otherwise near fine in wrappers. Laid in is a small sheet printing instructions for reading "Sightings" by Rothenberg, and similar instructions for "Lunes" by Kelly on the verso. In addition there is an announcement of the 1965 birth of Rothenberg's son laid in. A nice association, with scarce ephemera laid in. [#033531] $125
(London), Bogle-L'Ouverture, (1988). The hardcover issue of this collection of poetry. Signed by the author. Age-toning to page edges; still fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915533] $100
London, Cafe Books, 1970. One of 500 copies. Signed by the author in 1974. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#001871] $20
click for a larger image of item #25731, Indian Thoughts: My Journey Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1980. A collection of poems in the series of books he wrote that were all entitled Indian Thoughts, each with a different subtitle. Illustrated by Arline Borgquist Russell. Inscribed by the author to Joe Bruchac. Fine in stapled wrappers. A good association copy. [#025731] $50
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1971. His second book, the clothbound issue. Inscribed by the author to another poet: "For ___/ with love/ thanks/ Stephen/ Bennington/(In a Blizzard)." Slight splaying to boards; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with one corner tear and rubbing to the front flap fold. [#027478] $20
(NY), (Vehicle Editions), (1977). One of 500 copies in wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in wrappers. Kathy Acker blurb. [#001880] $20
click for a larger image of item #1882, Deep within the Ravine (NY), Viking, (1984). The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1984. Signed by the author. Remainder spray on bottom edge, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a spot to the front and the rear panel and one small gutter nick. [#001882] $20
(Vancouver), Polestar, (1996). His second collection of poetry. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#016849] $20
NY, Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947). The limited edition of this collection of poems and a play. Number 214 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. A near fine copy, lacking the original tissue dust jacket, in a somewhat worn slipcase that is split at one seam. [#004845] $20
Phoenix, Baleen Press, (1972). The hardcover issue of this collection of poetry by a writer known for his writings on the American Southwest, including the memoir Going Back to Bisbee. Illustrated by Douglas Denniston. Inscribed by the author to another poet. Oblong quarto. Faint dampstaining to cloth; fading to spine; very good, without dust jacket (as issued?). [#022799] SOLD
NY, Norton, (1978). The simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Fine. [#001899] $20
NY, Norton, (1978). The hardcover edition. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#001898] $20
click for a larger image of item #1895, Impossible Buildings Garden City, Doubleday, 1973. A review copy of the hardcover edition. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#001895] $20
click for a larger image of item #1896, The Town Scold Taftsville, Countryman Press, (1977). Part one of the three part sequence Waste. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in wrappers. [#001896] $20
Taftsville, Countryman Press, (1978). Part two of the three part sequence Waste. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in wrappers. [#001897] $20
New Haven, Yale U. Press, 1969. A volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Edge-darkend, else fine in wrappers. Inscribed by the author. [#001894] $20
click for a larger image of item #29530, Others Ottawa, Borealis, 1972. The first book, a collection of poetry, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Stone Diaries. Inscribed by Shields to the Canadian poet and novelist Rosemary Aubert: "For Rosemary/ with thanks for a delightful evening/ Carol Shields." Spine faded, with a little tear to the spine base; near fine in wrappers. A nice literary association copy of an important first book. [#029530] $750
click for a larger image of item #32523, A Yes-or-No Answer Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2008. A collection of poems, warmly inscribed to Peter and Maria Matthiessen. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032523] $100
click for a larger image of item #29000, Typescript of "The Mirror in the Hall of Ebony" Undated. A one-page prose poem, typed, and signed "Clark Ashton Smith/Auburn, California." This version of the prose poem differs in a number of particulars from the published version, which was included in The Abominations of Yondo (Arkham House, 1960) and Poems in Prose (Arkham House, 1965). Previously folded in thirds but now in a custom binder, bearing the bookplate of horror writer Stanley Wiater, from whose library this came. Fine, with a letter laid in to Wiater from Roy Squires, the noted science fiction collector and dealer, from whom Wiater purchased it. Squires' lengthy letter comments extensively on the appallingly high prices "being asked -- and paid -- for the more desirable Arkham House books," in 1972, and then goes on to justify the high price Wiater had just paid for the Clark Ashton Smith manuscript, and says that he knows of only four prose poem manuscripts by Clark Ashton Smith in existence -- this one; one that he himself still had; and two that Smith's widow had at that time. A rare typescript by one of the most important American horror writers of the 20th century, with a long, illuminating letter from one of the great collectors and dealers in the field, and from the library of a horror writer who has been a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, given by the Horror Writers of America. [#029000] $5,500
click for a larger image of item #29720, Nanao Knows [San Francisco], [Four Seasons], 1964. A broadside poem, 9-1/2" x 12-1/2", reproducing Snyder's calligraphy and alluding to Nanao Sakaki, Japanese poet and one of Snyder's mentors, as well as being called "the godfather of Japanese hippies." One of 300 copies sold on the occasion of a reading by Snyder, Lew Welch and Philip Whalen at Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco on June 12, 1964. McNeil A7. Signed by the author. A fine copy of this early Snyder piece. [#029720] $225
click for a larger image of item #17274, Typed Note Signed to Diane di Prima 1996. May 9, 1996. An aerogramme to Diane di Prima, written from Japan, agreeing to something, with the exception being that she leave off the "respectfully yours." Snyder adds: "the cherry blossoms having departed for the Other Shore, the azalea blossoms send back their answer." He closes: "yours fraternally in the workers & peasants struggle." Folded in fourths for mailing, and mildly edgetorn in opening; very near fine. A wonderful association between two of the most important poets of postwar America. [#017274] $475
Decatur, Wisteria Press, 1999. Poetry. Copy "B" of 26 lettered copies, of a total edition of 297 copies. Signed by the author and by the artist, Barry Moser. With a signed print by Moser laid in. Quarterbound in leather; fine, in handmade clamshell case. [#913725] $275
click for a larger image of item #22540, Allegiances NY, Harper & Row, (1970). The fourth volume of poetry by this writer whose first, Traveling Through the Dark, won the National Book Award in 1963. In 1970, Stafford became Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, a position currently known as Poet Laureate of the U.S. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with mild sunning to the spine lettering. [#022540] $95
(Salt Lake City), (Westigan Review Press), (1977). Five poems, on one tri-fold sheet. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen. Near fine. [#032199] $20
(NY), Kroesen Books, (1977). The issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Fine. [#001941] $20
(NY), Kroesen Books, (1977). Review copy of the hardcover issue. Signed and inscribed by the author in 1977. Also signed by the publisher, Jill Kroesen. Fine, without dust jacket. [#001940] $20
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1990. A collection of poems by this award-winning poet. Inscribed by the author to poet James Welch and his wife. Fine in wrappers. [#020511] $20
click for a larger image of item #1945, Crimes of Passion NY, Knopf, 1973. Review copy. This is the hardcover edition. Fine in fine dust jacket and warmly and poetically inscribed by the author in 1974. [#001945] $20
click for a larger image of item #1946, Crimes of Passion NY, Knopf, 1973. A review copy of the issue in wrappers. Vertical fold to rear cover; else fine. Inscribed by the author in 1975. [#001946] $20
click for a larger image of item #1952, House Wrecking Hartford, Bartholomew's Cobble, (1975). Of a total edition of 250 copies, this is number 25 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by the author in a doodle of "house wrecking" in the year of publication. Some sunning to spine; near fine in wrappers. [#001952] $20
click for a larger image of item #1955, The Lady Poems NY, Cross Country Press, (1977). This being just the Stokes title, without slipcase. Fine in stapled wrappers and inscribed by the author in the year of publication. [#001955] $20
NY, Cross Country Press, (1977). Revised reissue, issued in a slipcase together with The Saladmaker by David McFadden. Each is fine in stapled wrappers, in one cardstock slipcase, which has been inscribed by Stokes. [#001954] $20
click for a larger image of item #33654, If It Would All Please Hurry Amherst, Shanachie Press, 1980. A limited edition of a poem by Tate which first appeared in The New American Poetry Review. Of a total intended edition of 135 copies, this is Copy "F" of ten lettered copies reserved for the author and the artist, Stephen Riley, and signed by both of them. With etchings and engravings by Riley, each of these lettered and signed by the artist. Riley was a promising artist in the 1970s known for his fantasy illustrations, here accompanying Tate's surrealist poetry. Reportedly, most of the intended edition was never printed, and it's possible that only the 10 author's and artist's copies and 25 Roman-numeraled copies were actually produced. Loose sheets, 11-1/4" x 15", fine, laid into a near fine slipcase. An attractive fine press production, and one of the rarest pieces by the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning poet. [#033654] $2,500
(Carmichael), (Chalatien Press), (1976). Poetry by this Wintu writer, apparently his first book. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Inscribed by the author to a Choctaw artist, with an autograph note signed laid in. This is the first edition, not to be confused with the 1981 edition. [#025780] SOLD
(Berkeley), (Deacon Street Press), (1992). One of 12 copies with Oshibana by Teller on the front cover. Inscribed by the author. Fine in handbound wrappers. [#032207] $20
Middletown, Wesleyan University Press, (1983). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to another poet in 1987. A fine copy of the issue in wrappers. [#023090] $20
London, Oxford University Press, 1964. Poetry by Tomlinson, Austin Clarke and Tony Connor. Inscribed by Tomlinson. Handmade bookplate of another poet on front flyleaf. Rebound in blue boards; near fine. [#023327] $20
(Seattle), Dragon Gate, (1984). The issue in wrappers of this collection of poems spanning the years 1937-1983. Inscribed by the author to another poet in the year of publication. With the recipient's ownership signature. Fine, with the "1984 Winner Western States Book Award" label on the front cover. [#022812] $40
click for a larger image of item #30162, Bath After Sailing (Stevenson), (Country Squire), (1968). A single poem, and his first book to be issued as a limited edition. Copy number 54 of 125 numbered copies signed by the author. The slightest hint of edge sunning; else fine in saddle-stitched cardstock covers. [#030162] $340
click for a larger image of item #31520, Bath After Sailing (Stevenson), (Country Squire), (1968). A single poem, and his first book to be issued as a limited edition. Copy number 43 of 125 numbered copies signed by the author. The slightest hint of edge sunning; else fine in saddle-stitched cardstock covers. [#031520] $340
NY, Knopf, 1993. A selection from his previously published work, and over 70 poems never collected before. Inscribed by the author with "best wishes." Slight spine push, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a vertical spine crease. [#030238] $95
(NY), (New York Quarterly), (1973). An issue of the magazine, printing Updike's poem for the first time and made into a limited edition by means of a rubber-stamp. Of a total edition of 483 copies, this is copy number 334 of 457 numbered copies signed by Updike at his contribution. Fine in wrappers. [#030279] $40
NY, Knopf, 1985. A collection of poetry. Signed by the author. Slight foxing, near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030207] $60
click for a larger image of item #33493, Facing Nature NY, Knopf, 1985. A collection of poetry. Inscribed by the author: "For Ted Hoagland/ with high regard and warm regards/ John." Hoagland and Updike were classmates at Harvard, in the class of 1954, and Hoagland had more early success publishing than Updike did: Hoagland's first novel was published in 1956 and won the prestigious Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Updike's first book came out two years later, a collection of poems, and it wasn't until his novel Rabbit, Run, in 1960, that he began to have the kind of critical and commercial success that he then enjoyed for the rest of his life. Laid into this book is a one-page program for a 2009 American Academy of Arts and Letters members meeting, which lists a tribute to John Updike, who died in January of 2009. The program is folded in fourths; the book has previously dampened boards and is very good in a fine dust jacket. [#033493] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #29420, Five Poems (Cleveland), Bits Press, (1980). Of a total edition of 185 copies, this is one of 135 numbered copies signed by the author (copy #184). Additionally inscribed by Updike: "For Sylvia & Cyril/ a not strictly appropriate but nevertheless heartfelt token of esteem and appreciation of hospitality received on July 6, 1981/ John." Some staining to foredge of cover, a bit of foxing to foredge of text block; near fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#029420] $285
(n.p.), (Ewert), (1997). A poem by Updike from A Child's Calendar, here issued as a holiday card. Printed in an edition of 150 copies, this is one of 100 copies issued unsigned, but this copy has been inscribed by the author: "A small item for [your] enormous collection. Sent to both of you with my warm regards of the season. Cheers, John." Fine. [#030255] $150
Northridge, Lord John, 1984. A limited edition collection of early works by Updike from his undergraduate years, including poems and several cartoons. Of a total edition of 200, this is copy number 23 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Slight foxing to edges of text block; else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#030204] $210
click for a larger image of item #30226, Mites Northridge, Lord John Press, 1990. A miniature book of poems. Of a total edition of 226 copies, this is copy 39 of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. 3" x 2-3/8". Fine. [#030226] $340
Cleveland, Bits Press, (1988). A limited edition of six poems, one of which, "Munich," has its first appearance here. One of 120 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. Uncommon. [#030219] $150
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 400 copies, of which this is one of 240 without the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. This copy is inscribed by Updike. One spot of foxing to foredge; else fine in stapled wrappers. With original (though foxed) mailing envelope. [#028080] $95
(n.p.), (William B. Ewert), (1998). The first separate edition of this poem, issued as a holiday card. Of a total edition of 185 copies, this is one of 130 copies issued unsigned, but this copy has been signed by Updike and dated 1988 and additionally inscribed by Updike in three different colored pens: "Merry Christmas/ a card to warm yourselves by/ Cheers, John." Fine, in hand-addressed envelope, apparently meant to be hand-delivered as Updike has added, "Sorry to miss you - Happy Holidays!/ John." [#030257] $190
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1990). Copy number 321 of 350 copies signed by the author and dated 1990. Faint edge foxing, else fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#030231] $115
(n.p.), William B. Ewert, 1999. The first separate appearance of a poem that first appeared in The New Republic. Two issues produced: 65 signed copies printed as broadsides and 130 unsigned copies issued folded, as cards. This is one of the latter but has been inscribed by the author to two, married friends: "___ - An item for your collection./ ___ - whatever happened to our golf foursome?/ Happy Holidays to you both./ John." 8-3/4" x 11-1/2". Folded, by design; fine. [#030264] $190
NY, Knopf, 1963. His second collection of poems. Inscribed by the author. Spotting to top stain; near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#030156] $170
NY, Knopf, 1963. His second collection of poems. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket with creasing to the base of the spine. [#912067] $375
click for a larger image of item #30844, The Carpentered Hen NY, Harper & Brothers, (1958). His first book, a collection of poems, published in an edition of 2000 copies. Inscribed by the author in 1990: "For ___ ___/ warm regards to a great collector/ John Updike." The recipient was a neighbor of Updike, in addition to being a collector of his books. Trace foxing to edge of text block, else fine in a fine, price-clipped, first issue dust jacket, which ends with "two children" on the rear flap. A beautiful copy of a book that is known for its binding coming loose. With a custom three quarter leather clamshell case from the Praxis Bindery. [#030844] $2,000
click for a larger image of item #30850, The Dance of the Solids [NY], (Scientific American), (1969). The first separate edition of this physics-themed poem. One of 6200 copies printed as Christmas cards to be issued with W.H. Auden's A New Year Greeting (not present). 24 pages, illustrated. Fine in stapled wrappers. Lacking the cardboard sleeve that combined the two booklets, but in a custom three quarter leather clamshell case from the Praxis Bindery. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For ___/ Merry Christmas 1995/ John Updike [with a drawing of holly leaves and berries]." While the print run of this item was not particularly small, especially when compared with the many limited editions Updike has done, the nature of its distribution -- as a freebie to Scientific American subscribers -- suggests that most copies would have been lost or discarded. [#030850] $2,500
click for a larger image of item #31524, The Lovelorn Astronomer (Boston), G.K. Hall and Marquis Who's Who, Inc., (1978). A poem by Updike, published as a holiday greeting card. Signed by the author. Fine, with original (unused) mailing envelope. Together with a presumed proof copy, with the copyright notice handwritten (in an unknown hand) rather than printed on the rear cover. Also fine. Both housed together in a G.K. Hall envelope. A scarce ephemeral piece, especially uncommon signed, and notably rare in the variant with the handwritten copyright notice. [#031524] $1,500
NY, Knopf, (1995). An alphabet book, with poems by John Updike and photographs by his son, David. Signed by John Updike. Quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912124] $300
click for a larger image of item #30252, In the Cemetery High Above Shillington Concord, Ewert, 1995. A poem by Updike with wood engravings by Barry Moser. Of a total edition of 150 copies, this is one of 50 unnumbered copies printed on Rives lightweight paper and handcased in boards. Signed by both Updike and Moser. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. Uncommon in the hardcover issue. [#030252] $650
NY, Braziller, 1975. The issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Fine. [#001983] $20
NY, The Smith, 1974. Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen. Edge-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#032224] SOLD
(Brooklyn), Hanging Loose Press, (1985). Poems and short prose. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. [#914353] $40
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click for a larger image of item #1213, There is a Voice (NY), Angle Lightning Press, (1978). A collection of poetry and photography by Montreal women. Edited and inscribed by Wendy Wachtel. Near fine in wrappers, with errata slip laid in. Uncommon. [#001213] $20
Garden City, Doubleday, 1966. Her first collection of poems to be published by a mainstream trade publisher. Signed by the author with a small drawing on the title page. Rear hinge starting; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#000346] $20
click for a larger image of item #4443, Inside the Blood Factory Garden City, Doubleday, 1968. The simultaneous issue in wrappers. Near fine, and signed by the author. [#004443] SOLD
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1988. Inscribed by the author. Cover crease; near fine in wrappers. Laid in is an "author's holograph page" printing an early draft of his included poem "Hinge." [#032229] $20
click for a larger image of item #32834, The Land on the Tip of a Hair Barre, Barre Publishers, 1972. "Poems in Wood." Woodcuts by Wang of poems by people he knew personally, including Charles Simic, Robert Bly, William Stafford, James Tate, David Ignatow, Robert Francis, and others. Inscribed by Wang: "For P & O. Hope that they will enjoy this book as I carved it." Minor sunning and handling to covers; near fine in wrappers. [#032834] $75
NY, World, (1971). The first book by this author of Blackfoot-Gros Ventre heritage, who was one of the most important and accomplished Native American writers of the post-1968 generation. Riding the Earthboy 40, a collection of poems, was never properly distributed as the publisher folded at the time of publication. It was re-published five years later in a revised and expanded form by Harper & Row. This is the first edition. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912874] $200
click for a larger image of item #25810, Riding the Earthboy 40 NY, Harper & Row, (1976). A review copy of the revised and expanded edition of the first book by this author of Blackfoot-Gros Ventre heritage, who was one of the most important and accomplished Native American writers of the post-1968 generation. Welch was a respected poet and an award-winning novelist, and wrote, with great power and sensitivity, fiction focused on both contemporary Indian life (e.g., Winter in the Blood) and historical material (the award-winning Fools Crow). The sixth book in Harper & Row's Native American Publishing Program. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#025810] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #25809, Riding the Earthboy 40 NY, World, (1971). The first book by this author of Blackfoot-Gros Ventre heritage, who was one of the most important and accomplished Native American writers of the post-1968 generation. Welch was a respected poet and an award-winning novelist, and wrote, with great power and sensitivity, fiction focused on both contemporary Indian life (e.g., Winter in the Blood) and historical material (the award-winning Fools Crow). Riding the Earthboy 40, a collection of poems, was never properly distributed as the publisher folded at the time of publication. It was re-published five years later in a revised and expanded form by Harper & Row. This is the first edition. Inscribed by the author to poets Sandra McPherson and Henry Carlile "with best wishes and hopes for another fishing trip soon. Love, Jim." Carlile's ownership signature and stamp; a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine extremities. A nice association copy. [#025809] $325
(n.p.), Apparently Self-Published, (1978). Poetry. Rust to the staples, otherwise near fine in stapled wrappers. Stapled to the front cover is a typed letter signed to Peter Matthiessen. [#032237] $40
(San Francisco), [Four Seasons Foundation], 1963/(1964). A broadside poem reproduced by photo-offset from the author's own calligraphy and printed in an edition of 300 copies on the occasion of a reading by Whalen, Gary Snyder and Lew Welch at Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, June 12, 1964. Signed by the author. 9-1/2" x 12-1/2". Faint edge sunning; else fine. [#029744] $115
click for a larger image of item #2032, Tree Taking Root St. Paul, Truck Press, (1978). Second printing. Inscribed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#002032] $20
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992). A poetry collection that was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Inscribed by the author in 1996. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#022600] $30
click for a larger image of item #2038, Untinears & Antennae (St. Paul), (Truck Press), (1977). Inscribed by the author in 1978. Fine in wrappers. [#002038] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #32546, Even Tide NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1977). A collection of poetry. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1980, "mas y mas," and signed "L." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032546] $115
click for a larger image of item #20972, Even Tide NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1977). Poetry by the author of Beyond the Bedroom Wall and What I'm Going to Do, I Think, among others. Inscribed by the author on the day of publication. Fine in a near fine, mildly edge-sunned dust jacket. [#020972] $20
click for a larger image of item #33317, Negative Blue NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2000). Collects Chickamauga, Black Zodiac, Appalachia, and a number of new poems. Inscribed by Wright to Jim [Tate] and Dara [Wier], "with all love and affection." Also signed by Wright on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033317] SOLD
(Madison), University of Wisconsin Press, (1988). Winner of the 1988 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914397] $30
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