Used Books: December 2019

Fugues by Claribel Alegría ($7.50 pb, bilingual, first, Curbstone, 1993)

A Certain World: A Commonplace Book by W. H. Auden ($30 hc, first US, Viking, 1970)

The Dyer’s Hand by W. H. Auden ($30 hc, first, Random House, 1962)

Epistle to a Godson by W. H. Auden ($40 hc, first, Random House, 1972)

Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden & Louis MacNeice ($40 hc, first US, chipped, torn & stained d.j. in very poor condition, one-inch stain to bottom of pages near spine, superficial water damage to front boards, but interior unaffected by exterior damage, clean throughout, Random House, 1969)

Making & Knowing & Judging by W. H. Auden ($20 pb, first, Oxford, 1956)

Nones by W. H. Auden ($25 hc, first, Random House, 1951)

Spain by W. H. Auden ($50 pamphlet, first, Faber 1937)

Fear & Misadventure / Mud Settles by Anthony Barnett ($12.50 pb, Ferry Press, 1977)

Poem About Music by Anthony Barnett ($12.50 pb, Burning Deck, 1974)

Intimate Journals by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Christopher Isherwood, introduction by W. H. Auden ($30 hc, first, no d.j., Marcel Rodd, 1947)

Poems by John Berryman ($30 booklet, staple-bound w/ removable outer wrap sunned at spine & around edges, Nelson Bentley’s copy, very good, New Directions: The Poet of the Month Series, 1942)

Collected Poems of Hart Crane ($15 hc, first, no d.j., Liveright, 1933)

Ballad of the Brown Girl by Countee Cullen ($20 hc, first, no d.j., Harper, 1927)

An Herb Basket by Richard Eberhart ($30 chap, plain brown wraps, a few small tears to front, clean interior, one of “One-hundred-fifty-five copies printed by WW [Wightman Williams], who etched the copperplate, and HD [Harry Duncan], who set the type. Cummington, Masstts. Cummington School of the Arts, May 1950.”)

The Year’s Declension by William Everson ($250 hc, signed on colophon, additionally inscribed to Beth & Nelson Bentley [as Brother Antoninus, “Summer 1961”] on ffep, one of 100 copies [of which 50 were hors commerce], woodcuts by Kenneth John Carpenter, printed by same at UC Berkeley’s Rare Books Department on the library’s Albion press, 1961)

A Letter, & Some Photographs by David Ferry, lithographs by Suzanne Ferris ($125 hc, signed, handbound, handmade paper, type hot-metal cast by Spring Valley Press with monotype casters, 1/120 copies, Sea Pen, 1981)

Gomer by Mark Halperin ($25 chap, signed, handsewn & letterpress printed on handmade paper, 1/203 copies, Sea Pen, 1979)

After Ikkyu & Other Poems by Jim Harrison ($9.50 pb, first, Shambhala, 1996)

Grooks by Piet Hein ($7.50 pb, Doubleday, 1969)

Zbigniew Herbert: Selected Poems translated by John & Bogdana Carpenter ($9.50 pb, first, bookplate to false title, otherwise clean interior, Oxford, 1977)

To the Place of Trumpets by Brigit Pegeen Kelly ($30 pb, first, sunning along spine & top edge of front cover, clean interior, Yale, 1988)

The Lincoln Relics by Stanley Kunitz ($40 chap, handsewn letterpress, inscribed to Nelson Bentley, 1/325 copies, Graywolf, 1978)

Touch of the Marvelous by Philip Lamantia ($20 pb, first, Oyez, 1966)

Ashes: Poems New & Old by Philip Levine ($9.50 pb, Atheneum, [2nd printing] 1980)

5 Detroits by Philip Levine ($25 pb, Unicorn, 1970)

They Feed They Lion by Philip Levine ($9.50 pb, Atheneum, [3rd printing] 1976)

A Handy Guide for Beggars [Especially Those of the Poetic Fraternity] by Vachel Lindsay ($30 hc, first, no d.j., chipping & peeling to sunned spine, tight & clean throughout, Macmillan, 1916)

Nevertheless by Marianne Moore ($10 hc, pasted-on cover label, no d.j., Macmillan, [3rd printing] 1944)

O to Be a Dragon: New Poems by Marianne Moore ($8.50 hc, several short tears to front & back top edges of d.j., clean interior, Viking, 1959)

Predilections by Marianne Moore ($10 hc, first, no d.j., clean interior, Viking, 1955)

New & Selected Poems by Charles North ($13.50 pb, first, Sun & Moon, 1999)

The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson ($20 pb, Jargon/Corinth, [5th printing] 1975)

Leaning Forward by Grace Paley ($7.50 pb, Granite, 1985)

The Lay of Love & Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Leslie Phillips & Stefan Schimanski ($7.50 hc, no d.j., Lindsay Drummond, 1948)

The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke ($12.50 hc, Doubleday, 1966)

The Lost Son by Theodore Roethke ($35 hc, first UK, no d.j., John Lehmann, 1949)

Let Those Who Appear by Kazuko Shiraishi, translated by Samuel Grolmes & Yumiko Tsumura ($6.50 pb, New Directions, 2002)

In Open Woods by Edith Shiffert ($20 pb, inscribed to Beth & Nelson Bentley, Swallow, 1961)

The Rescued Year by William Stafford ($9.50 hc, first, former library book, Harper & Row, 1966)

A Book Concluding with As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story by Gertrude Stein, with facsimiles of the original lithographs by Juan Gris ($25 pb, Something Else Press, 1973)

The Light the Dead See: Selected Poems of Frank Stanford edited with an introduction by Leon Stokesbury ($13.50 pb, University of Arkansas, 1991)

Harmonium by Wallace Stevens ($40 hc, no d.j., spine slightly sunned, clean interior, very good, Knopf, [4th printing] 1950)

The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality & the Imagination by Wallace Stevens ($30 hc, first, no d.j., occasional underlining, Knopf, 1951)

A Bestiary compiled by Richard Wilbur & illustrated by Alexander Calder ($15 hc, w/ transparent printed d.j. bearing wrinkling & 3 small instances of slight staining, boards & interior clean, Pantheon, 1993)

The Green Wall by James Wright ($40 hc, some chipping to d.j., remnants of bookplate remain on ffep, otherwise clean interior, Yale, [2nd printing] 1958)

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The Book of American Negro Poetry: Chosen & Edited with an Essay on the Negro’s Creative Genius [Revised Edition] by James Weldon Johnson ($35 hc, first thus, no d.j., spine gilt faded, false title nearly separated, bookplate to inside cover plus previous owner to ffep, otherwise clean interior & no other loose pages, overall good condition, Harcourt Brace, 1931)

The Ark: Spring 1947, with linoleum blocks & reproductions by Ronald Bladen, featuring Kenneth Patchen, William Carlos Williams, Richard [O.] Moore, Robert Duncan, Paul Goodman, William Everson, Kenneth Rexroth, Philip Lamantia, E. E. Cummings, and others ($25 mag, stapled, age-toned throughout, writing on front cover [“Something I picked up on News Stand”] but otherwise unmarked, San Francisco, CA)