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click for a larger image of item #1805, To Say if You Love Someone Prairie City, Decker Press, (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a blue dust jacket with gold and black lettering, a price of $1 and the words "THE ARCHIVE of Duke University" in place of "Louis Untermeyer" on the dust jacket copy. According to Morgan, Decker printed about 200 copies of this title, about 20 of which were the first issue, although Morgan doesn't account for all known variants. Shortly after printing this book, Decker disappeared and his car was found abandoned, a mystery that was never solved. Fine in a mildly sunned, else fine dust jacket. [#001805] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #1806, To Say if You Love Someone Prairie City, Decker Press, (1948). An unrecorded variant of this uncommon title. Gray cloth with the same design as that of the apparently first issue yellow cloth, in a purple and pink floral dust jacket with red and blue lettering, a $2 "Gift Edition" price, and different jacket copy. Near fine in a good dust jacket: the front flap has separated and is laid in. [#001806] $750
On Sale: $525
click for a larger image of item #1810, Fables and Other Little Tales Baden, Jonathan Williams, 1953. Poet John Ciardi's copy of Patchen's book, with Ciardi's ownership signature and address stamp and with a few underlinings and a marginal notation in the early pages of the text, presumably made by Ciardi. This is the issue in wrappers, not identified by the bibliographer, and one of 450 copies. With a plain bookmark laid in from the Saturday Review, where Ciardi worked as poetry editor. Near fine in self-wrappers. [#001810] $450
click for a larger image of item #29877, Punch n' Judy Redruth, Cornwall, U.K., Books and Things/Red Crab Design, [ca. 1972]. A broadside poem in tribute to Miriam and Kenneth Patchen. Number 5 in the Posterpoem series. Approximately 20" x 30". Unevenly folded in 16ths for mailing, and with minor edge wear; near fine. This copy is in an edgeworn envelope addressed to an employee of the St. Mary's University Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Uncommon: OCLC lists only one copy as being held in libraries worldwide. [#029877] $375
NY, Padell, (1947). Patchen's only conventional novel. Text block shaken; some spotting to cloth; very good in a very good dust jacket with internally tape-mended edge tears. [#019285] $25
London, Cape, (1968). First edition, second binding (in blue cloth) of this collection, with poems selected for this volume by Nathaniel Tarn and a short preface by him. Small abrasions to front pastedown and front free endpaper; near fine in a near fine, price-clipped (with price sticker added) dust jacket. [#033528] $25
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