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1 Altenberg, Peter / Alexander King. ALEXANDER KING PRESENTS PETER ALTENBERG'S EVOCATIONS OF LOVE.
Simon & Schuster [New York]. 1960. (1960). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 175pp. 4to. Boards with cloth spine. Colorful paintings for the frontispiece & slipcase (pasted-on) and all drawings (in brown) throughout the book by Alexander King. 76 short essays & poetry by the little-known Austrian writer, Peter Altenberg (1859 - 1919). Fine (No defects) in a Fine Slipcase. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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2 Greenwood, Alice D. O. CAWN DODGAHS.
The Library Shelf [Chicago]. 1910. (1910). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 65pp. sm8vo. Slate blue boards illustrated in green & quarter bound in cream paper. 10 small b/w illustrations of Afro-American children. The author's poems are written in a Southern Afro-American dialect and capture the musing of an Afro-American woman about her life, children, etc. The author, Alice Davis Odekirk Greenwood (1850 - 1936) who was white, was a Rockville, Indiana author & poet who sometimes used the pseudonym 'Aunt Jemina'. For the period, the poems are unusual in giving an Afro-American woman an intelligent and deeply thoughtful voice. The Library Shelf was short-lived and published about 11 Books between 1907 & 1911. 2 minor bumps on the bottom edge of the back cover, lower right corner of the back cover bumped, a 2 1/2' section of damage in the gutter between the front free & pastedown endpapers o/w Fine (No defects). No dustjacket if issued. See PHOTO. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Lerner, David. WHY RIMBAUD WENT TO AFRICA.
Zeitgeist Press [Oakland, CA]. No date. (1989). 0929730127 / 9780929730127 First Edition Soft Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 82pp. 8vo. Pictorial glossy wraps. Bucky Sinister of the San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote: Lerner was a broken-down saint if there ever was one. He was an eloquent screamer, a soft-spoken rageoholic, a madman with a great manuscript. His poetry will always be a reminder of a time when poetry in the Mission was spontaneous, magical, and more than a little bit dangerous. Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. ISBN 0929730127. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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4 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. ULTIMA THULE.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. [Boston]. 1880. (1880). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing per BAL 12223. [i], iv, [vi], [7]-61pp. blank leaf. 16mo. Brown cloth with gilt cover & spine. Giltstamped cameo of a galley, etc. on the front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Steel-engraved frontispiece of the author. Laid paper including endpapers & flyleaves. Steel-engraved frontispiece of the author. This is the first edition of the work titled only Ultima Thule, which preceded publication of In The Harbor: Ultima Thule Part II issued posthumously and mostly contained verses written since the publication of Ultima Thule in 1880. Period bookplate of Stuart W. Jackson on front endpaper. Stuart Wells Jackson (1875 - 1957) was a prominent book collector who founded his own New York City insurance firm and gifted the Stuart Wells Jackson Collection of Manuscripts and Archives to Yale U. Tissue guard over the frontispiece of author missing, corners bumped, some minor wear spots on spine edges o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Lourie, Dick. STUMBLING.
The Crossing Press [Trumansburg, NY]. 1973. (1973). 0912278242 / 9780912278247 First Edition Soft Cover Signed
1st edition, 1st printing. 111pp. 8vo. Glossy wraps with a portrait sketch of the poet. Author's signed presentation on back of front cover. Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. ISBN 0912278242. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Meredith, George. LAST POEMS.
Charles Scribner's Sons [New York]. 1909 {October}. (1909). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st American edition. 64pp. sm8vo. Dark blue cloth with front cover giltstamped with Meredith's signature. Gilt-lettered spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Endpaper & all leaves are handmade paper watermarked 'Old Stratford' & countermarked with a cabalistic device best described as a much-abused 'USA'. Top edge of the spine is heavily rubbed & missing about 3/16' of the spine cover; the bottom of the spine is also worn, but much less; the bottom half of the front cover has small, scattered flakes of wear exposing the board beneath; small bump on the right edge of the front cover; & bottom corners of the covers bumped o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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7 Richards, Beah E. [Beulah Richardson]. A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS.
Inner City Press [Los Angeles]. 1978. (1974). Soft Cover Signed
4th printing. 36pp. 8vo. Wraps illustrated with author's photo. A collection of poetry by the late Afro-American actress. Short title page signed by author. A few faint speckles on the front cover & a crease across lower left corner of the back cover o/w Fine (No defects). SEE SCAN. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $2.00. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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8 Riley, James Whitcomb. RILEY ROSES.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1909). Hard Cover 
Unpaginated. sm8vo. Gray cloth with dark blue lettering on the front cover & spine. 7 plates in color by Howard Chandler Christy. Each text page has the text enclosed with a triple-ruled border in red, as are the pictorial decorations in red at the tail of each text page by Franklin Booth. All leaves are heavy, coated paper. This is a reprint of the 1909 Bobbs Merrill edition. The first quire of the book is broken, but the hinge is holding well; spine slightly darkened with a 2 small black spots; some faint soiling on the covers; the last 3 leaves (with the last 3 text pages) & free endpaper have a diagonal crease starting about 1 1/2' from the page edges & descending 5' to the edge of the pages; endpaper foxed o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. All plates are Fine (no defects). No dustjacket. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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9 Wells, Henry W. INTRODUCTION TO EMILY DICKINSON.
Packard & Company, Hendricks House [Chicago]. No date. (1947). Hard Cover 
286pp. 8vo. Light blue boards with dark blue spine lettering. A critical study of Dickinson which the author divides into three sections: Representation of Man, Representation of Men, and The Poetry in Itself. Very faint fading around all edges o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (fading around all edges, top edge of the back has 3/8', 1/4' & two 1/8' edge tears in close proximity with creases between, top of spine worn, top edge of the back inner flap worn o/w Fine with unclipped price). 
Price: 4.00 USD
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