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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
(BOOTH, Philip; CONNELL, Marc; EBERHART, Richard; HOWES, Barbara; IGNATOW, David; JACOBSEN, Josephine; STAFFORD, William)
(n.p.), (n.p.), [c.1969-1971]. A small collection (10 items; 7 authors) of signed fair copy poetry and typed and autograph notes signed, solicited by a collector in the early 1970s, as follows: Philip Booth, a fair copy of "Was a Man" with an autograph note signed at the bottom of the page; Marc Connell, a typed note signed transmitting two autographs (not present); Richard Eberhart, a typed note signed soliciting information and assurances from the recipient before agreeing to sign a poem; Barbara Howes, signed fair copies of "Troy Weight Taken" and "A Night Picture of Pownal" and a signed Christmas greeting entitled "Talking to Animals;" David Ignatow, a signed fair copy of "Get the Gasworks," which Ignatow has re-titled by hand "Simultaneously;" Josephine Jacobsen, a signed fair copy of "Country Bath;" William Stafford, an autograph note signed agreeing to be part of the collection; and, lastly, a note from Thornton Wilder's sister Isabel explaining that Thornton is not well enough to participate. Most of the items are folded for mailing; else fine. [#018709] $250
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] $125
NY, Harper & Row, (1970). Very Good in Poor (torn) DJ. [#709838] $20