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Poetry

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1 Clements, Jonathan; Art Institute of Chicago The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku Poetry
N. Y. Viking Press 2000 0 670 89229 7 / 9780670892297 First Edition Fine Near Fine Hardcover 
Beautifully produced clean and crisp first printing in fresh textured ivory boards,high quality paper, pictorial endpapers. Zen Haiku faces pages of Japanese prints from prints and paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago. Dust jacket is fine but price-clipped, protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 dePaola, Tomie Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems
New York, NY, U.S.A. Putnam Publishing Group, The 2002 0-399-21540-9 / 9780399215407 First Edition Fine Near Fine Hardcover Oversize dePaola, Tomie (illustrator) SIGNED AND DATED
This oversized children's book is a wonderful large collection of some ninety poems from classics of Dylan Thomas, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, A.A. Milne and so many others, to modern poets such as Jack Prelutsky, Nikki Giovanni and Tomie dePaola himself. Trademark sensitive and witty illustrations by dePaola.The book is a fine, clean copy with colorful glossy pictorial covers. The dust jacket, now protected in a Brodart mylar cover, has a closed gash the width of the spine.SIGNED Tomie with a heart inside the T, and the date 90' on the pictorial ffep. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Donoghue, Emma/Editor Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire
N. Y. Columbia University Press 1997 0 231 10925 3 / 9780231109253 First Edition Near Fine Softcover SIGNED
Nearly fine first softcover printing of this lovely poetry anthology with the full number line including the 1, SIGNED by the author with her name only to the title page. This beautiful and comprehensive collection spans four centuries with the writings of over one hundred female poets from many countries and continents. These poems express eloquent emotions of friendship. love, desire and longing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 Field, Eugene Poems Of Childhood
N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons 1904 First Edition Thus Cloth Good Hardcover Small Quarto Maxfield Parrish 
First Parrish edition, black cloth faded at spine to brown, gold spine titles, nine colour plates including the front panel pastedown, spectacular pictorial endpapers, first plate titlepage designates Charles Scribner's Sons, New York MCMIV, reverse lists Trumpet and Drum 1892, Love Songs of Childhood 1894, and Copyright 1904, Published, September,1904, no advertisements at back, Serious shelfwear, especially to top and bottom edge of spine, wear and bumping to corners, front panel illustration faded with two abrasions, few spots on last pages and corner crease in white margin of last illustrated page, front hinge beginning to start , front-free endpaper has owner's name erasure at top righthand corner which does not touch the orange lobster illustration. Some plates are bound-in with the bottom of page shorter than the text pages, some spotting, Wynken, Blynken, and Nod plate beginning to detach, a few pages have short closed tears at bottom edge, Back of page 199, which is the last page, has fullpage handwritten, rather charming list of the English Sovereigns ending with "George the Fifth and present Sovereign." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Ginsberg, Allen The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice : First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952/Edited By Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton and Bill Morgan
DaCapo Press 2006 0 306 81462 5 / 9780306814624 First Edition As New As New Hardcover SIGNED
Very fine, new, clean, crisp and unread first printing, SIGNED neatly by the editor Bill Morgan to the title page with his name only. Bound in fresh, sharp gray boards, the black spine stamped in red, black endpapers, the pristine photographic dust jacket protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. This huge book, twenty three years in the making, contains Ginsberg's earliest journals starting at the age of eleven, and his very first poetry including fifty never previously published. Photographs from Allen Ginsberg's archive and an appendix of his earliest poems shed light on one of the most important poets and legendary literary influences of the Beat Generation. The world knows the poet for the notorious Howl, but Ginsberg suspected his own genius in early writings at fourteen. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Kennedy, Caroline The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
N. Y. Hyperion 2001 0-7868-6809-0 / 9780786868094 First Edition Fine Near Fine Hardcover 
Fine, clean and crisp stated first printing with the full number line including the 1. Bound in fresh, sharp cobalt blue cloth boards, the spine stamped in silver titles, pale blue mottled endpapers, blue ribbon bookmarker bound-in, the dust jacket nearly fine and now protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. Caroline Kennedy has put together a lovely anthology of her mother's most treasured poems with her own reflections and with poignant black and white photographs. 
Price: 74.00 USD
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7 Langton, Daniel J. Querencia : Poems (Devins Award Breakthrough Ser.)
Columbia, Missouri University of Missouri Press 1976 0 82620192 x / 9780826201928 First Edition Fine Very Good Hardcover SIGNED
First printing in fine black linen boards with purple metallic titles and embossed drawing on front panel . Fresh, tight interior on this Breakthough Book, deep blue endpapers, SIGNED with a Spanish inscription by the author. Blue paper dust jacket shows some fading and short closed tears at upper edges, now protected in a new, clear mylar cover. Winner of The Devins Award for Poetry. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Larrick, Nancy To Ride a Butterfly: Original Pictures, Stories, Poems, & Songs for Children by Fifty-Two Distinguished Authors and Illustrators
N. Y. Bantam Doubleday Dell 1991 0 440 50402 3 / 9780440504023 First Edition Near Fine Fine Hardcover Oversize 
Nearly fine first printing, just slightly bumped at spine-foot, in vivid pictorial laminated boards identical to the fine dust jacket which is protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. All of the acclaimed authors and illustrators donated their contributions for this wonderful collection published for the Reading Is Fundamental Twenty-fifth Anniversary. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Masefield, John King Cole
N. Y. Macmillan Company 1921 First Edition Very Good No Jacket Hardcover Judith Masefield 
Charming first printing of this small volume in dark turquoise paper-covered boards with paper title labels to front panel and spine, illustrations by the poet's daughter Judith Masefield. First signature loosening, rear lower tip bumped and scuffed, spine-ends a little worn, endspapers exhibit offsetting, same front free endpaper has short neat owner inscription. All in all still a very presentible collectible. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Momaday, N. Scott In the Presence of the Sun : Stories and Poems, 1961-1991
N. Y. St. Martin's Press 1992 0 312 08506 0 / 9780312085063 First Edition As New Hardcover Momaday, N. Scott (illustrator) SIGNED
This is the first printing of the expanded SIGNED issue of 1000 copies ( unnumbered ); including the publisher's tipped in leaf; reproduction of a color painting by N. Scott Momaday with his ink signature beneath.Very fine, appearing to be completely new, clean, crisp, and unread, burgundy boards with gold titles, issued in a matching simulated leather slipcase. This is a beautiful and haunting collection of poems and illustrations which reflect Momaday's Native American culture and legends. Celebrated author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "House Made of Dawn." 
Price: 135.00 USD
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11 Quaker U. S. Staff (editor); U. S. S. R. Committee and the Soviet Writers Union (editor) The Human Experience : Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poverty
N. Y. Alfred A. Knopf 1989 0 394 57061 8 / 9780394570617 First Edition Fine Fine Hardcover Forewords By William Styron and Daniil Granin 
The simultaneous publication in Russia and the United States of this important anthology was an historic first. Forty brilliant, critically acclaimed writers, half from America and half from Russia contribute deeply felt , compelling stories and poems. Writers include , among others;Raymond Carver, Wendell Berry, Joyce Carol Oates, Valentin Rasputin, Tatyana Tolstaya, John Updike, Stanley Kunitz, John Sayles, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Boris Yekimov and Donald Barthelme.This is a truly stunning collection. First printing protected in a clear, archival Brodart cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 Sandberg, Lucille In Bamboo Stalks
Los Angeles, Ca. Swordsman Publishing Company 1963 Second Printing Near Fine SIGNED
Scarce slim, small SIGNED book of Haiku dedicated to H. M. The Emperor Of Japan, with an acknowledgement page from the Grand Master of Ceremonies, Imperial Household for the New Year's Poetry Party 1963 at Kunaicho Imperial Palace, Tokyo. Printed on quality parchment type paper contained in hard stiff red boards with red plastic spiral binding and signed by Lucille Sand berg to Carole Simpson. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Shahn, Ben Sweet Was the Song
N. Y. The Odyssey Press 1965 Edition Not Stated Very Good Very Good Hardcover 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
Shahn's tender muted line and color illustrations illuminate this small book with the words and notes to the old English carol printed on mottled beige parchment-like paper. Original one dollar price intact on dust jacket flap, color pictorial front panel with the corresponding angels in line drawing on the front board which shows some offsetting. Dust jacket has four tiny closed tears at lower edge, now protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Snyder, Gary Danger On Peaks: Poems
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Shoemaker & Hoard 2004 1 59376 041 8 / 9781593760410 First Edition As New As New Hardcover SIGNED
Very fine, new, clean, crisp and unread first printing, SIGNED by Gary Snyder with his name only above his name and dated by him to the title page. Bound in sharp Dutch blue boards, the black spine stamped in silver titles, teal endpapers, the fine pictorial dust jacket protected in a new, clear Brodart cover. This beautiful collection, the first new poems from Snyder in twenty years, comprize a variety of styles and demonstate why he is such a revered poet and naturalist man of letters. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 Zaturenska, Marya The Golden Mirror
N.Y. Macmillan Company 1944 First Edition Burgundy Cloth Fine Good+ Hardcover 
Zaturenska won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1938 for Cold Morning Sky. This is her fourth book of poetry. This copy of the book is fine with the dustjacket nicked on the spine, light shelfwear and sunning, front jacket flap has neatly clipped corners but the price of $1.75 is intact. Front and back panel intact and presentable. Now protected in a Brodart cover, this is a collectible copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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