Interesting Finds, Some Rare

Thee by Conrad Aiken with drawings by Leonard Baskin. A limited edition hardcover in slipcase, signed by Aiken and Baskin. This is copy number 53 of 100, published 1967 by George Braziller. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition. $75

14 By Emily Dickinson: With Selected Criticism edited by Thomas M. Davis. A variety of critical looks at fourteen poems by Ms. Dickinson, followed by study questions. Published by Scott, Foresman, and Company in 1964. This is a slightly worn paperback copy. $10.50

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Slinger by Edward Dorn. A solid hardcover published by Wingbow Press in 1975. This copy has a semi-transparent paper wrapped cover and is entirely in excellent condition. The book is signed by Dorn and dated “Dec 8 1975 Berkeley.” $95

The Secret Meaning of Things by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A cloth-bound hardcover limited edition in slipcase, this copy is signed and numbered (#63 of 150). It was published by New Directions Press in 1968. The book has a quarter inch mar in the cloth on the inside of the back cover and is otherwise in as-new condition. The slipcase has a small ink stain on the top right corner and a scrape in the bottom right corner, otherwise it is very solid. $49.50

To Eberhart from GinsbergEberhart - Ginsberg signature pageTo Eberhart from Ginsberg by Richard Eberhart and Allen Ginsberg. A hardbound, limited edition, numbered (#35 of 300) and signed by Ginsberg and Eberhart. It contains the text of a letter written by Ginsberg to Eberhart for a piece Eberhart was writing on the San Francisco poetry scene for the New York Times in 1956. Ginsberg discusses specific poems, techniques, influences, and other poets writing in San Francisco at the time. The book includes a recollection by Eberhart of the process of assembling the book, a piece written by Ginsberg called “More Explanations Twenty Years Later” which begins, “What I didn’t say to Eberhart: Howl is really about my mother..,” and the newspaper piece, “West Coast Rhythms,” which began the correspondence. This copy is in as-new condition with a plastic jacket. $185

Wildly for Days -- GrennanWildly for Days by Eamon Grennan. This paperback copy of Grennan’s hard-to-come-by first book, published in 1983 by Gallery Press, Ireland, is dated and inscribed to the Seattle University English professor, Sharon Cumberland. The matte paper jacket has a half-inch tear from the spine and is otherwise lightly worn and faded. There is a book plate on the inside front cover, hidden by the jacket, and an embossed ownership seal on the first white page, again on the table of contents, and on the last page of the book. $67.50

Selected Poems by Paavo Haavikko, edited and translated from the Finnish by Anselm Hollo. A paperback published in 1968 by Cape Goliard Press/Grossman Publishers in an edition of 2900 copies. This paperback copy is in very fine condition with light foxing. $13.50

levertov brooding heronThe Double Image by Denise Levertov. A beautiful hand-made edition of Ms. Levertov’s first book, originally published in 1946, published by Brooding Heron Press in 1991. This book, like the original, is  published under the name Denise Levertoff, explained here in a “note on this edition.”  This copy is signed by Denise Levertov (signed with the “v”) and Brooding Heron Press’s Sam Green. It is in excellent condition and includes a tipped-in reproduction of a photograph of a young Ms. Levertov. $450

Wanderer’s Daysong by Denise Levertov. Published in 1981 in an edition of 240 by Copper Canyon Press, this lovely cloth-over-boards book was designed and printed by Tree Swenson. The book shows some fading to the spine, otherwise it is in excellent condition. $75Where Oceans Cover Us by Morton Marcus

Where the Oceans Cover Us by Morton Marcus. A hardcover edition published by Capra Press in 1972. This is a signed, numbered (#48 of 100) edition. This is an as-new copy with as-new dust jacket. It includes a foreword by Richard Hugo and a note by William Everson. $28.50

A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver. A signed first-edition paperback copy, not issued in hardcover, published in 1994 by Harcourt Brace & Company. This copy shows some wear and nicks around the cover, otherwise it is in excellent condition. Ms. Oliver signed above her name on the title page. $85

The Most of It by Mary Ruefle. A hardcover edition of Ms. Ruefle’s short creative essays and prose sketches, published in 2008 by Wave Books. $45

Facing Nature by John Updike. A first edition, first printing hardcover published by Knopf in 1985. The book and dust jacket are in very fine condition, with slight aging showing in a couple of very minor bumps. $16.50

ox herding, with printsOx Herding: A Reworking of the Zen  Text by Joel WeishausOxherding by Weishaus & Okamura Block Prints by Arthur Okamura. A portfolio of nine loose signatures, one as a title sheet and the others with text on the left facing tipped-in prints. The signatures are held in a portfolio case that ties closed. A beautifully designed and printed collection. The portfolio cover in this copy is sun faded at top and bottom. The signatures are in excellent condition. $95

Poetry Index: 1912–1997 compiled and with an introduction by Jayne Marek. A hardcover, issued w/o dust jacket, in as-new condition. An exhaustive list of what appeared in Poetry, a Magazine of Verse, in its first 85 years, as well as a list of editors and staff over that time. Published by the Modern Poetry Association in 1998. $45.00