Used Books: October 9, 2015

Dear readers,

We bring you one half of what might be most accurately described as the mother lode of used poetry books. Yes, one half. Below you will encounter the more modestly priced items we’ve just shelved, with dates, when of interest, along with certain relevant condition specifics and occasional printing information. Please do call or write if you’d like anything held, or if you’d care for further details. Better yet, stop on by!

We will be posting the second half of our purchases soon, comprised of old, signed, and/or hard-to-find books of verse. Happy autumn!

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Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai; 1st hc; $13.50

Brink Road by A.R. Ammons; 1st pb; $9.50

The Really Short Poems of A.R. Ammons; 1st pb; $8.50

Alcools by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated by Anne Hyde Greet; 1st pb; $8.50

Artaud Anthology by Antonin Artaud, edited by Jack Hirschman; early rev. ed., rather worn; $5.50

Selected Poems by John Ashbery; $9.50 pb

About the House by W.H. Auden; Random House hc; $12.50

City without Walls by W.H. Auden; 2nd hc; $12.50

The Collected Longer Poems by W.H. Auden; 1st hc; $9.50

The Collected Shorter Poems 1927–1957 by W.H. Auden; 2nd hc, no d.j.; $6.50

Epistle to a Godson and Other Poems by W.H. Auden; 2nd Random hc; $12.50

Homage to Clio by W.H. Auden; 2nd Random hc; loose binding, no d.j.; $7.50

Letters from Iceland by W.H. Auden & Louis MacNeice; 1st hc; $23.50

New Year Letter by W.H. Auden; 1st hc, no d.j.; $18.50

Poems by W.H. Auden; 3rd hc, no d.j.; $17.50

Thank You, Fog by W.H. Auden; 1st hc; $13.50

Instances by Sean Bentley; $3.50 pb

Nice to See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan edited by Anne Waldman; $10.50 pb

Jumping Out of Bed by Robert Bly, with woodcuts by Wang Hui-Ming; signed pb; $22.50

Morning Poems by Robert Bly; 1st hc; $14.50

Blue Estuaries: Poems 1923–1968 by Louise Bogan; 1st pb; $15.50

Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks; Harper & Row pb, 1963; $12.50

The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton; $5.50 pb

Madonna Anno Domini by Joshua Clover; 1st hc; $8.50

Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump by David Bottoms; 1st pb; 1979 Walt Whitman Award; $12.50

A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver; $7.50 pb

A Selection of Poems by E. E. Cummings; 1965 Harcourt pb; $7.50

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by Thomas H. Johnson; 21st printing, 1960 hc; $16.50

Cemetery Nights by Stephen Dobyns; signed 1st pb; $18.50

The Complete Poetry & Selected Prose of John Donne edited with an introduction by Charles M. Coffin; $8.50 hc

Poems of Love by John Donne; 2nd Folio Society boxed hc, 1992; $14.50

The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar edited & with an introduction by Joanne M. Braxton; University Press of Virginia pb, 1994; $14.50

Victims of the Latest Dance Craze by Cornelius Eady; 1st hc; 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection; includes slip identifying this as one of 2,000 copies purchased by the Academy of American Poets for complimentary distribution to its membership; $22.50

Blind Huber by Nick Flynn; $6.50 pb

Some Ether by Nick Flynn; 1st pb; $7.50

The Angel of History by Carolyn Forché; 1st pb; $5.50

In the Clearing by Robert Frost; 1st hc, no d.j.; $8.50

In the Clearing by Robert Frost; 2nd hc, w/d.j.; $6.50

Moon Crossing Bridge by Tess Gallagher; 1st hc; $13.50

Portable Kisses by Tess Gallagher; 1st pb (Capra, 1992); $8.50

Lethal Frequencies by James Galvin; $5.50 pb

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, With Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography by Allen Ginsberg; 1st Harper pb, 1995; $10.50

Reality Sandwiches by Allen Ginsberg; $4.50 pb

Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People by Nikki Giovanni, with illustrations by George Ford; Lawrence Hill & Co. 1st pb; $16.50

The House on Marshland by Louise Glück; OOP pb; $11.50

Comings Back: A Sequence of Poems by Albert Goldbarth; OOP 1st pb; $11.50

Collected Poems by Paul Goodman; 1st hc; $23.50

Region of Unlikeness by Jorie Graham; 1st hc; $18.50

Working in the Dark by Samuel Green; $27.50 pb

The Sacraments of Desire by Linda Gregg; inscribed 1st hc; $15

For the Century’s End: Poems 1990–1999 by John Haines; 1st hc; $18.50

The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems by John Haines; 1st pb; $12.50

Winter News by John Haines; 4th pb; $14.50

Kicking the Leaves by Donald Hall; 1st pb, 1978; $9.50

The Museum of Clear Ideas by Donald Hall; 1st hc (Ticknor & Fields); $16.50

Old and New Poems by Donald Hall; 1st pb (Ticknor & Fields); $16.50

The One Day: A Poem in Three Parts by Donald Hall; 1st pb; $7.50

The Painted Bed by Donald Hall; 1st hc; $16.50

Field Guide by Robert Hass; 3rd Yale pb; $9.50

Human Wishes by Robert Hass; 1st hc; $23.50

Praise by Robert Hass; 1st hc, with water-stained d.j.; $28.50

Sun Under Wood by Robert Hass; inscribed 1st hc; $24.50

Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems by Robert Hayden; $9.50 pb

Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney; early Faber pb; $8.50

Door into the Dark by Seamus Heaney; early Faber pb; $6.50

Electric Light by Seamus Heaney; 1st American hc (FSG, 2001); $6.50

The Haw Lantern by Seamus Heaney; 1st pb (Faber, 1987); $7.50

North by Seamus Heaney; early Oxford pb; $4.50

Sweeney Astray by Seamus Heaney; 1st Faber pb, 1984; $6.50

The Darkness and the Light by Anthony Hecht; 1st hc; $10.50

The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht; 1st pb; $9.50

Millions of Strange Shadows by Anthony Hecht; 1st hc; $14.50

Selected Poems: Miguel Hernández and Blas de Otero edited by Timothy Baland & Hardie St. Martin, with translations by the editors & by Robert Bly & James Wright; 1st hc; $17.50

Somewhere Is Such a Kingdom: Poems 1952–1971 by Geoffrey Hill; 1st US pb (Houghton, 1975); $14.50

A Little Book of Meat by Selima Hill; 1st pb; $12.50

Trembling Hearts in the Bodies of Dogs: New & Selected Poems by Selima Hill; 1st pb; $16.50

The River of Heaven by Garrett Hongo; 1987 Lamont Poetry Selection; includes slip identifying this as one of 2,000 copies purchased by the Academy of American Poets for complimentary distribution to its membership; $12.50 hc

Crow by Ted Hughes, with jacket & frontis by Leonard Baskin; 1st US hc, torn d.j.; $23.50

Moortown by Ted Hughes, jacket & drawings by Leonard Baskin; 1st US hc; $10.50

Remains of Elmet by Ted Hughes, photographs by Fay Godwin; 1st pb, a bit dinged up; $22.50

Selected Poems 1957–1967 by Ted Hughes; Faber pb; $5.50

31 Letters and 13 Dreams by Richard Hugo; 1st pb; $10.50

The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir by Richard Hugo; 2nd pb; $9.50

The Right Madness on Skye by Richard Hugo; 1st pb; $10.50

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing by Richard Hugo; early pb; $6.50

What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American by Richard Hugo; 1st pb; $10.50

White Center by Richard Hugo; 1st pb; $10.50

The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; 4th hc (Macmillan, 1966), no d.j.; $8.50

The Lost World: New Poems by Randall Jarrell; 2nd pb; $6.50

Tapwater by Laura Jensen; 1978 Graywolf chap with two drawings by Jensen; $17.50

New and Selected Poems by Donald Justice; 1st hc; $18.50

Song by Brigit Pegeen Kelly; 1994 Lamont Poetry Selection; includes slip identifying this as one of ~3,000 copies purchased by the Academy of American Poets for complimentary distribution to its membership; $14.50 hc

The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell; 7th pb (Houghton Mifflin); $8.50

Mortal Acts, Mortal Words by Galway Kinnell; 1st pb (Houghton); $7.50

The Long Approach by Maxine Kumin; 1st hc; $12.50

The Retrieval System by Maxine Kumin; OOP pb (Penguin, 1979); $6.50

Up Country: Poems of New England, New and Selected by Maxine Kumin, with illustrations by Barbara Swan; 1st pb; $7.50

Collected Poems by Philip Larkin; later Faber & Faber hc; $12.50

High Windows by Philip Larkin; 3rd FSG pb; $6.50

The North Ship by Philip Larkin; Faber pb (3rd ed., 2nd p.); $6.50

The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin; Faber pb (2nd ed., 3rd p.); $8.50

Evening Train by Denise Levertov; signed 1st pb; $27.50

This Great Unknowing: Last Poems by Denise Levertov; 1st hc; $16.50

To Stay Alive by Denise Levertov; 1st ND pb, 1971; cover marred; $3.50

The Selected Levis (Revised Edition) by Larry Levis, selected & with an afterword by David St. John; 1st rev. pb; $10.50

Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry; CL Pocket Poets #17, OOP pb; $12.50

After All: Last Poems by William Matthews; 1st hc; $9.50

Foreseeable Futures by William Matthews; 1st pb, OOP; $8.50

Rising and Falling by William Matthews; 1st pb, OOP; $8.50

Ruining the New Road by William Matthews; 1st pb; $9.50

The Rat Poems (or, “Rats Live on No Evil Star”) by Peter Meinke; Bits Press (Case Western) chap, 1978; $9.50

The Geography of Lograire by Thomas Merton; 1st hc; $11.50

Pupil by W.S. Merwin; 1st hc; $18.50

Bells in Winter by Czeslaw Milosz; $5.50 pb

Facing the River by Czeslaw Milosz; 1st hc; $10.50

The Separate Notebooks by Czeslaw Milosz; 1st hc; $19.50

A Treatise on Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz; 1st hc; $19.50

The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore (Definitive Edition, with the Author’s Final Revisions); 1st hc, of this edition (Viking, 1981); $18.50

Apocrypha by Melinda Mueller; inscribed chap; $12.50

What the Ice Gets: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition, 1914–1916 (A Poem) by Melinda Mueller; $6.50 pb

The Song of Igor’s Campaign: An Epic of the Twelfth Century translated from Old Russian by Vladimir Nabokov; 1st Vintage pb; $5.50

Call Me By My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh; 1st hc; $13.50

The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds; $6.50 pb

The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems by Michael Ondaatje; 1st pb (Knopf); $8.50

Collected Poems by Kenneth Patchen; 1st pb; $14.50

Hard Labor by Cesare Pavese; translation from the Italian of Lavorare Stanca with an introduction by William Arrowsmith; Johns Hopkins pb reprint, 1979; $22.50

Luck Is Luck by Lucia Perillo; signed 1st hc; $23.50

The Oldest Map with the Name America: New and Selected Poems by Lucia Perillo; 1st hc; $13.50

Selected Poems by János Pilinszky, translated by Ted Hughes & János Csokits; 1st pb; $18.50

An Explanation of America by Robert Pinsky; inscribed 1st pb; $9.50

History of My Heart by Robert Pinsky; 1st pb; $6.50

Ariel by Sylvia Plath; $4.50 pb

The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath; $8.50 pb

The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath; $4.50 pb

Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath; $4.50 pb

Out-of-the-Body Travel by Stanley Plumly; 1st pb; $7.50

The Cantos of Ezra Pound; 1st ed., early hc; $18.50

The Confucian Odes by Ezra Pound; $5.50 pb

Ezra Pound: Translations; 1st enlarged ed., pb; $6.50

Personae: Collected Shorter Poems by Ezra Pound; $9.50 hc

True Love by Belle Randall; deluxe hardbound ed. in cloth over boards, signed by author & printer, Paul Hunter (#8 of 30); $25

Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991–1995 by Adrienne Rich; 1st hc; $12.50

The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950–1984 by Adrienne Rich; 1st pb; $9.50

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by A. Poulin, Jr.; 1st pb (Houghton); $7.50

Selected Works, Volume II: Poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by J.B. Leishman; 1st hc (ND, 1967), no d.j.;$14.50

The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Leslie Norris & Alan Keele; 1st Camden House pb, 1989; inscribed by L. Norris; $13.50

Illuminations: Selected Prose Poems by Arthur Rimbaud; $5.50 pb

Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems by Pattiann Rogers; 1st pb; $8.50

Selected Poems by Carl Sandburg; 1st Gramercy hc, 1992; $7.50

Poems by George Seferis, translated by Rex Warner; 1st US hc; $14.50

45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton; 1st hc; $12.50

The Book of Folly by Anne Sexton; 2nd hc; $8.50

Live or Die by Anne Sexton; 5th pb; $4.50

Love Poems by Anne Sexton; 5th pb; $4.50

Transformations by Anne Sexton; 2nd hc; $8.50

Words for Dr. Y.: Uncollected Poems with Three Stories by Anne Sexton; 1st hc; $16.50

Adult Bookstore by Karl Shapiro; 1st hc; $12.50

Spellcraft: A handbook of invocations, blessings, protections, healing spells, love spells, binding and bidding by Robin Skelton; 1st pb; $12.50

After Experience by W.D. Snodgrass; 1st hc; $15

The Fuehrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle by W.D. Snodgrass; 1st pb, with promotional bookmark; $9.50

The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress by W.D. Snodgrass; 1st pb (1/500 in paper); $13.50

Heart’s Needle by W.D. Snodgrass; 1966 hc; $15.50

Selected Poems 1957–1987 by W.D. Snodgrass; 1st hc; $13.50

Regarding Wave by Gary Snyder; 1st pb; $8.50

Turtle Island by Gary Snyder; 3rd pb; $7.50

Collected Poems 1928–1985 by Stephen Spender; 1986 Faber hc; $12.50

Dolphins by Stephen Spender; 1st US hc; $7.50

Allegiances by William Stafford; signed 2nd pb; $25

The Rescued Year by William Stafford; 1st hc; $17.50

Segues: A Correspondence in Poetry by William Stafford and Marvin Bell; 1st pb; $9.50

Stories That Could Be True: New and Collected Poems by William Stafford; 1st hc, d.j. torn; $22.50

The Way It Is: New & Selected Poems by William Stafford; 1st hc; $24.50

The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play by Wallace Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens; 1st Vintage pb; $8.50

Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas; 1957 hc, no d.j.; $6.50

Collected Poems 1945–1990 by R.S. Thomas; OOP Phoenix pb; $16.50

E. E. Cummings (University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers #87) by Eve Triem; inscribed by author to Nelson Bentley; $7.50

Imaginations: Kora in Hell / Spring and All / The Descent of Winter / The Great American Novel / A Novelette & Other Prose by William Carlos Williams; $8.50 pb

Pictures from Brueghel by William Carlos Williams; $7.50 pb

Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams; 9th pb; $7.50

Stealing the Children by Carolyne Wright; inscribed 1st pb; $9.50

Bloodlines by Charles Wright; 2nd pb printing; $12.50

Hard Freight by Charles Wright; 2nd pb; $14.50

Moments of the Italian Summer by James Wright, drawings by Joan Root; $25

This Journey by James Wright; 1st pb; $9

To a Blossoming Pear Tree by James Wright; 1st pb; $12.50

Two Citizens by James Wright; 1st pb; $22

The Celtic Twilight and a Selection of Early Poems by W.B. Yeats; 1st pb (Signet, 1962); $5.50

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Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness edited and with an introduction by Carolyn Forché; 1st pb; $13.50

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry edited, with introduction, by Elizabeth Bishop and Emanuel Brasil; 1st pb (Wesleyan, 1972); $13.50 [displayed in window]

The Burning Heart: Women Poets of Japan translated and edited by Kenneth Rexroth and Ikuko Atsumi; 1st pb (Seabury, 1977); $7.50 [displayed in window]

Contemporary French Poetry: Fourteen Witnesses of Man’s Fate edited by Alexander Aspel and Donald Justice; Ann Arbor pb, 1967; $9.50

Doggerel: Great Poets on Remarkable Dogs edited & with linocuts by Martha Paulos; false title page neatly removed; $6.50 hc

Eight Lines and Under: An Anthology of Short, Short Poems edited by William Cole; 1st hc; $8.50

The Faber Book of Nonsense Verse, with a Sprinkling of Nonsense Prose edited by Geoffrey Grigson; 1st hc; $6.50

The Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs edited with an introduction by Geoffrey Grigson; 1st pb; $8.50

Finding the Center: Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians translated by Dennis Tedlock; 1st pb (Dial, 1972); $8.50 [displayed in window]

French Symbolist Poetry: Nerval, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Corbière, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Laforgue, Valéry translated by C.F. MacIntyre; UCal pb, 1966; $9.50 [displayed in window]

Friends, You Drank Some Darkness: Three Swedish Poets (Martinson, Ekelöf, and Tranströmer) chosen and translated by Robert Bly; 1st pb; $9.50 [displayed in window]

The Fugitive Poets: Modern Southern Poetry in Perspective edited by William Pratt; 1st Dutton pb, 1965; $8.50

A Garden of Peonies: Translations of Chinese Poems into English Verse by Henry H. Hart; 3rd Stanford hc, 1945; $8.50

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan translated by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani; 1st pb; $7.50

Japanese Poetic Diaries selected and translated, with an introduction, by Earl Miner; 1st pb; $10.50

Japanese Poetry Now remade into English by Thomas Fitzsimmons, with an introduction by Kenneth Rexroth; Schocken pb; $7.50

Lots of Limericks: Light, Lusty, and Lasting edited by Louis Untermeyer; Bell hc, 1961; $6.50

Mid-Century French Poets selected and translated by Wallace Fowlie; 1st hc (Twayne, 1955); $7.50

One Hundred More Poems from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth; 1st pb (ND, 1976); $7.50

Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing translated by Sam Hamill; 1st pb; $4.50

The Oxford Book of Children’s Verse edited by Iona and Peter Opie; 1st hc, 1973; $9.50

The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes edited by Iona and Peter Opie; 9th hc, 1975; $12.50

Poems & Texts: An Anthology of French Poems, Translations, and Interviews with Ponge, Follain, Guillevic, Frénaud, Bonnefoy, Du Bouchet, Roche, and Pleynet selected and translated, with interviews and an introduction, by Serge Gavronsky; 1st pb (October House, 1969); $12.50

Cave Birds: An Alchemical Cave Drama by Ted Hughes, drawings by Leonard Baskin; 1st hc; $14.50

Poetry in the Making: An Anthology of Poems and Programmes from Listening & Writing by Ted Hughes; $6.50 pb

Poets on Street Corners: Portraits of Fifteen Russian Poets by Olga Carlisle; 1st hc; $8.50

The World’s Best Limericks gathered & published by The Peter Pauper Press, illustrated by Richard Floethe; 1951 hc; $4.50

The Young American Poets edited by Paul Carroll, with an introduction by James Dickey; $8.50 pb

Zen Poems of China and Japan: The Crane’s Bill translated by Lucien Stryk, Takashi Ikemoto, & Taigan Takayama; 1st Anchor pb, 1973; $7