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1 Ames, Mary Clemmer A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary
NY Hurd and Houghton 1877 Reprint Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
351 pp. Small rip in green cloth in upper part of spine, light edge rubbing and fraying, especially on spine, and corners bumped, but overall, surprisingly fresh appearance to green cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Alice Cary protected by onion skin. Diagonal darkening of corners of first few pages, but main text very clean. One or two pencil marks in the poetry section. Gilt logo of Hurd and Houghton still bright on front cover. First half of the book is an admiring biography of the Cary sisters, poets who were popular in the mid 19th century. Raised on a farm in Ohio, they showed unusual feminine independence for their era by moving to New York in their 20ths and supporting themselves by their writing. Their home was a literary salon that drew in Horace Greeley and others; they also supported Elizabeth Stanton's suffrage movement. The second half of the book is a sampling of their poetry, mostly on religious and nature themes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Anonymous Editor Favorite Poems Selected from English and American Authors
New York Thomas W Crowell & Co. 1894 Later Printing Leather Fair No Jacket Book 
336 pp. Textblock detached from flexible brown leather cover with chipping at spine's bottom. Front cover embossed with a floral design. Thin leather end papers torn. Textblock itself is still fairly sturdy. Mostly clean, a few underlinings. Endpaper dated 1926 in ink. Many popular poems from the 19th century by poets such as Thomas Gray, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Byron. Size: 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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3 Baldwin, Mary Newton Time's Winged Chariot
Francestown, New Hampshire Golden Quill Press 1974 0823302180 / 9780823302185 First Edition. Leatherette Very Good + Very Good Book 
80 pp. Slight tear in rear panel of dust jacket, otherwise fine. A collection of 66 poems by the founder of the Poetry Society of Vermont. Baldwin now makes her home in Ormond Beach, Florida. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Berryman, John The Dream Songs
NY Farrar Straus & Giroux 1969 0374629250 / 9780374629250 Later Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8.25 in 
423 pp. Includes index of first line. Moderate wear, bumped corners. Comprises 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest. Author's note includes information on the imaginary character Henry, who is addressed in many of the poems. Binding firm. Light soil and a bit of darkening of white wrappers, thumbed corners. Text is clean, no markings. Part of the Sunburst series. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 Bowden, Jesse Earle and Hildreth, Margret T., Eds Emerald Coast Review -- Volume IX
Pensacola, Florida West Florida Literary Federation 1999 Trade Paperback Very Good Book 
232 pp. Slight crease on rear cover, light thumbing. No spine creasing, no markings, still close to new. A collection of poetry, short stories and essays from about 40 West Florida authors, most of them published. Includes a few photographs. Size: 8vo -- 9 in. Tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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6 Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology
Laguna Beach, California Literary Arts Press 1986 First Edition. Trade Paperback Near Fine Book Signed by Co-editor
136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Bregnard, Edythe E. I Am Not An Old Lady (Just a Little Girl with Wrinkles)
Sun City, Arizona Pisces Press 1981 2nd Printing. Cloth Good + Good Book Bregnard, Edythe E. Signed by Author(s)
96 pp. Bottom edge bumped, damp stain on dj near top of spine. Large signature by author on front endpaper, two other gift inscriptions, one crossed out. . A collection of about 100 inspirational and humorous poems by an Arizona senior citizen reflecting lightly on everyday aspects of life. With numerous b&w drawings. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 3.00 USD
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8 Brinnin, John Malcolm Dylan Thomas in America
NY Avon 1966 First Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback Very Good Book 
295 pp., index, cover shows side profile of a stern Dylan Thomas with cigarette in mouth, pencil in hand, making a point. No spine creases, lightly used, light vertical crease in front cover. No markings. A fascinating chronicle of Thomas' tumultuous, booze-soaked tours of America in the 1950-53, ending with his early death. Brinnin was Thomas' agent and personal aide. Size: 12mo - 7 in Tall 
Price: 3.00 USD
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9 Canby, Henry Seidel Walt Whitman: An American
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1943 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Cloth Good + Good Book 
381 pp., with bibliography, index. Photo of Whitman in frontispiece Some fading of red boards, endpapers darkened. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. No markings in text. A personal biography of the poet and his inner life, with analysis of his auto-eroticism, his zest for life, and the impact of the Civil War on his writing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 Castillo, Ana My Father Was a Toltec: And Selected Poems : 1973 1988
NY W W Norton & Co Inc 1995 0393037185 / 9780393037180 First Edition Stated. Cloth Fine Very Good Book 
158 pp. Nearly new, tight, clean, slight wear on jacket. Collection of Castillo poems with an autobiographical introduction that relates her childhood in Chicago's inner city and her struggles to write poetry. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Cook, Roy J., Ed. One Hundred and One Famous Poems
Chicago Cable Co. 1929 Revised Edition. Cloth Good + No Jacket Book 
186 pp., with some scuffed and rubbed spots on navy blue cloth, mostly on back board. Text clean. Tan endpapers with previous owner's name and address in ink on front pasted endpaper. Binding firm and gilt titling still fairly bright. A collection of mostly 19th century poems that once were widely read, even memorized, by American schoolchildren. Includes favorites by Longfellow, Wordsworth, James Whitcomb Riley, Shelley, William Cullen Bryant, Walt Whitman, Joyce Kilmer, Eugene Field, Robert Frost, et al. A prose section in the rear includes the US Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, Ten Commandments and a few other pieces. Each poem includes a thumbnail oval engraving of the poet. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall By 4.75 in. Wide 
Price: 14.00 USD
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12 Corbin, Richard, Ed. Currents in Poetry
NY MacMillan Co. 1968 Trade Paperback Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
175 pp., Clean, firm, no markings. With glossary. A poetry appreciation textbook for secondary students with scores of well-known American and English poems. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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13 Crowell, Grace Noll This Golden Summit
NY Harper & Brothers 1937 First Edition. Cloth Good No Jacket Book 
79 pp. Heavily rubbed on blue-gray cloth, especially on spine and edges and rear board. Lightly tanned. Copyright page states :First edition, D-M coding. A collection of short inspirational poems. Crowell's poetry appeared in several women's magazines in the 1920s and 30s, and she was poet laureate for Texas. No jacket. Size: 8v0 -- 7.75 in Call 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Cummings, E.e. Him: A Play
NY Liveright Publishing Corp. 1955 Later Printing. Cloth Good + Very Good Book 
145 pp. Former library book with stampings and book plate. Mylar protector over jacket. Text clean, binding still fairly strong and square. Modernistic art squiggles in gilt on front cover. Subtitled: An imaginary dialogue between an author and a public as imagined by e.e. cummings. Critic Edmund Wilson wrote: "He reveals an astonishing faculty for reproducing and caricaturing the way different sorts of people talk; his soap-box orator, his barker and his American ladies in Paris all speak with the trule lifelike relief of comic genius." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Eliot, Charles W., Ed English Poetry in Three Volumes -- Volume III From Tennyson to Whitman
Danbury, Connecticut Grolier Enterprises 1985 Reprint Leatherette Like Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Book 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
464 pp. Text bright and clean. Spine gilt intact, dent on upper spine. No markings. "Collector's Edition." Poetry selections include more than 10 poems each Tennyson, Bryant, Browning, Longfellow, Walt Whitman, et al. Part of the Harvard Classics series. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Escribano, Humilde The Scriptures of America
Mount Vernon, NY Baileson, Peter 1953 1st Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Book 
42 pp. on textured cream paper. Spine darkened. slight scuffing and faint dampness ripples on blue-gray boards. Gift inscription to Tippen Davidson, former publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal and music philanthropist. In several music-themed poems, an immigrant sings praises to his adopted homeland in America. Size: 4to - -11 in Tall Limited First Edition, One of 250 Copies. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Field, Edward; Locklin, Gerald and Stetlin, Charles, Eds. A New Geography of Poets
Fayetteville, Arkansas Univ of Arkansas Pr 1992 1557282412 / 9781557282415 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Book 
324 pp. Light spine crease, front cover corners curled. Text clean and bright, binding firm. No markings. A sampling of contemporary poets grouped by region of the United States, with selections of their work that define the spirit or essence of their location. A sequel to the 1979, A Geography of Poets. Among poets represented are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carlos Reyes, Greg Kuzma, Howard Nemerov, Alan Ginsberg, James Purdy, Barbara Soretsky, Lyn Lifshin, Kathleen Norris, Charles Bukowski and Jana Harris. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickenson and Her Family's Feuds, Gordon, Lyndall
18 Gordon, Lyndall Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickenson and Her Family's Feuds
NY Viking (Penguin) 2010 0670021938 / 9780670021932 First US Edition. Cloth Strip & Boards Very Good Very Good + Book 
491 pp. Library discard, but lightly read and few stampings. Mylar protector. Binding strong. 16 pp. of b&w historical illustrations, plus others scrattered through the text. Nearly 90 pp. of reference notes, source list and index. An Oxford researcher explores the decades of fallout resulting from an affair between Emily's brother and someone else's wife at Amherst College. The feud shows Dickinson was not the total recluse that other biographers have depicted. Text is clean. Size: 8mo -- 9.25 in Tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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19 Gray, Thomas Elegy and Other Poems
New York H.M. Caldwell Co. 1901 Suede Very Good Book 
70 pp. on heavy stock in sewn textblock in brown suede covers, with gilt titling and embossed "Aldus" coat of arms decoration. No markings. Half title page detached, laid in. Oval frontispiece, with tissue protector, shows a rural lakeside landscape with a church steeple and child in foreground. Deteriorated red ribbon marking laid in. Text still somewhat bright, only a few foxing marks. Suede is attached to satin-covered cardboard. Besides the title piece, the collection includes about 10 other poems, including "The Bard," "On a Distant Prospect of Eton College," and "On the Death of a Favourite Cat." Size: 6.12 in High By 4.12 in Wide. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Gunn, Thom The Man With Night Sweats
New York Noonday Press (Farrar Straus Giroux) 1993 0374523819 / 9780374523817 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fine Book 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
87 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Text clean. Bright and tight. An anthology of poems inspired by Gunn's friends who dealt with AIDS in San Francisco. Gray-green cover shows a Grim Reaper details from an old tombstone. A John Updike blurb: "Gunn moveds with a colloquial ease and a kind of epigrammatic grace through a variety of quatrains, coupleted monologues, Skeltonic variations and occasional free verse. The emotion is level in tone, imbued with a courtly sorrow or a doleful nonchalance as Gunn unflinchingly acknowledges, amid the "pills, shot, X-ray," the end of the "arden life" of lovers no longer innocently "falling asleep to the small talk of the rain." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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