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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

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
click for a larger image of item #34372, Mademoiselle Circe and Her Troupe (Circus) 1991. Malgorzata Leszczewska Wlodarska's cliche-verre print from Bruno Schulz's Book of Idolatry. Copy 287 of 300 copies, signed by the artist. Approximately 7" x 6". Matted and framed. Fine. Unmarked, but from the estate of James Tate. [#034372] $300
click for a larger image of item #34413, Matrix Pittsburg, Kansas State College of Pittsburg, 1963, 1965. Two issues of this college literary magazine -- Vol. iii, No. 2 (1963) and Vol. 6, No. 2 (1965) -- each with poetry by Tate (one poem in the first issue; five in the second, one of which won an award). The 1963 issue is item B-1 in the author bibliography published in 1972; the 1965 issue is B-4. From the author's library. Covers rubbed; each is near fine in stapled wrappers. [#034413] $150
click for a larger image of item #34375, Poetry Cards (various). Four cards (three postcards, one notecard) each printing a poem by Tate. From the estate of the author. The postcards are "Dream of a Prose Poem" and "In a Motel on Lake Erie" (Some, no date) and "The Immortals" (Unicorn Press, 1970). The notecard prints "The Plaza" (Metacom Press, 1981, with a linoleum cut by Elaine Quick). Each is near fine or better. [#034375] $100
click for a larger image of item #34403, The Route as Briefed (n.p.), (Self-Published), (ca.1990s). Not to be confused with the 1999 collection of the same name, this is only the title piece, tapebound in printed cardstock covers. Unmarked, but from the author's library. Uncommon. Near fine. [#034403] $100
click for a larger image of item #34374, Nobody Goes to Visit the Insane Anymore (n.p.), Unicorn Press, 1971. An author's copy of this broadside poem issued as Unicorn Broadsheet Series II Number 4. One of 300 copies. Printed in green and black on heavy paper; 12" x 18". Near fine. From the author's estate. [#034374] $75
Pittsburg, Kansas State College of Pittsburgh, 1974. A 6-page story for children by Tate in this double-issue of the college literary magazine. Tate, who also gets a full photo on the inside front cover, graduated from KSCP in 1965. Fine in stapled wrappers. From the estate of the author. [#034376] $75
[Pittsburg], Porter Library Bulletin, ca. 1972. A bibliography of Tate's published writings in the first 10 years of his career, beginning when he was 19 years old. 17 pages, from within an issue of the Porter Library Bulletin from the Kansas State College of Pittsburg. 8-1/2" x 11" stapled sheets. Lacking the front cover, thus only a good copy, but from the author's estate. A useful reference to some hard-to-find and small press publications. [#034377] $45
(Brockport), (SUNY Brockport), (1975). A program for two readings by two poets, on consecutive nights: James Tate with Gerard Malanga, and William Matthews with Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. Each poet has a photo, a bio, and a poem in the program. This copy is from the library of James Tate. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#034412] $45
Dickinson, Dickinson State College, 1974. Tate served as poetry editor for this annual publication, and here contributes an insightful and amusing three-page introduction. The collection includes, among other things, Stratis Haviaras's first poems in English. Spine-sunned, near fine in wrappers, with the stamp of a previous owner inside the front cover. [#030830] $40
Middletown, Wesleyan University Press, (1965). The third printing of Justice's 1959 Lamont Poetry winner. With the ownership signature of James Tate. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#034426] $30
[NY], Some, (n.d.). Poetry postcard by Tate. From the author's library. This is the blue issue. Hint of sunning, else fine. [#034594] $25
[NY], Some, (n.d.). Poetry postcard by Tate. From the author's library. This is the yellow issue. Fine. [#034595] $25
[NY], Some, (n.d.). Poetry postcard by Tate. From the author's library. Hint of sunning, else fine. [#034593] $25
Worcester, Metacom, 1981. Poetry notecard by Tate. From the author's library. One of 300 copies. Linoleum cut by Elaine Quick. Fine. [#034596] $25
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