Omaha. NE: Abattoir Editions, The University of Nebraska, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. LIMITED FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 56 OF 200 COPIES. Olive green cloth with black title to white label on the spine. Label darkened at lower edge, otherwise fine, without printed dust jacket, as issued. In glassine dust jacket. Vietnam War poetry. PRI/102416. Near Fine.
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Baltimore: John B. Piet, 1881. Hardcover. SCARCE. Good in original red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front cover. Covers are dampstained and lightly soiled. There is a large split to binding after front endpage and a few smaller splits within textblock. Front pastedown is loose near hinge. Frontispiece illustration and each poem begins with a decorative initial. Writing in pencil on front endpage, else clean interior. Slight musty smell. 96 pages. POE/121013. Good.
Lexington, MA: Women/Poems Press, . Paperback. A collection of 20 poems by women including: "Amnesia" by Adrienne Rich, "The Bumpity Road to Mutual Devotion" by Marge Piercy, and "Anne's wedding" by Celia Gilbert. Bound in orange stapled wrappers with black title to front cover. Slight dampstain to rear cover, else clean and bright. Unpaginated. POEANTH/101216. Very Good.
West Chester University: Aralia Press, 1991. Softcover. One of 200 unnumbered copies. There were also 50 signed press copies and seven presentation copies. A moving collection of seven poems published after the death of Gioia's infant son and dedicated to him. Gioia is a noted poet and critic and was the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003-2009. He is currently a professor at the University of Souther California. Bound in handmade flax papers. Beautifully printed by Michael Peich on Vandercook Universal I press from Spectrum and Hunt Roman types on Umbria paper. With black and white drawing by Testa on title page. 7.5 x 12 inches. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/062118. Fine.
Boston: Boston, Little, Brown & Company [c1968]. (1968). First American Edition. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. Near fine in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light fading to edges of boards. Very slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is pristine. White, pink and purple dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. 69 pages. POE/102416. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Faber & Faber, 1974. Hardcover. W. H. Auden (1907-1973) is one of the great writers of the 20th century. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing hundreds of poems as well as essays and reviews. This compilation was published posthumously; however, according to the introduction, Auden had compiled the poems, decided on a title, and had written a dedication. This beautiful copy is in fine condition in the fine original black and grey dust jacket. The title and author are on the front cover and a photograph of Auden is on the back. The book is bound in light blue cloth with a darker blue spine. 57 pages. POE/090908. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine and gilt and blind stamp to front board. Minor fading to spine and slight shelfwear to board edges. Interior is mostly clean and bright with only slight aging to endpapers. Inscribed by author on FFEP. 76pp. POE/051304. Very Good +.
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1848. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and intricate gilt design to boards and spine. Wear to edges and spine ends including chipping and small open and closed tears to spine ends. Boards visible at corners due to bumping. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. Includes interesting full color frontis piece with intact tissue guard. Full gilt edges. 416 pages. Poetry. POET/022409. Very Good.