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Image for Yosemite, An Ode.  With, A Cover in Colour After the Painting by H. J. Breuer, and, Illustrations After Photographs by W. E. Dassonville.

Yosemite, An Ode. With, A Cover in Colour After the Painting by H. J. Breuer, and, Illustrations After Photographs by W. E. Dassonville.

By: STERLING, GEORGE.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. M. Robertson: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8972

Condition: Very Good condition


Printed by Taylor & Taylor. 16 pp. frontis; 8vo; gray paper cover over plain boards, front cover and spine lettered in gilt; four full page illustrations in text. Paper cover with closed tear and chip to top front corner near spine; dime-sized orange sticker inside front flap. In a clear mylar cover with a 2.5" split where the cover tear is. View more info

House of Orchids (inscribed by the author).

By: STERLING, GEORGE.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. M. Robertson: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8994

Condition: Good Condition


First issue (Johnson p. 9); Inscribed by Sterling broadly on front endpaper, "For Miss Anna Holden with happy memories, George Sterling, San Francisco, Aug. 7th, 1919." 140 pp.; 8vo; purple cloth with ornamental design in silver, spine lettered in silver. Spine cloth a little rubbed and toned; endpapers and front pastedown browned; offset browning to pages 66 & 67 as from newspring once laid in. George Sterling (1869-1926), born in Sag Harbor, N.Y., Puritan stock pegged for the priesthood, fell for poetry in school, washed up in Oakland with a sinecure in his uncle's real estat... View more info

STRICTLY SCUTTLEBUTT: BALLADS AND VERSE OF AN AMERICAN MERCHANT SEAMAN.

By: Stoegerer, Philip J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aripeka, Florida, Stoegerer Maritime: 1969

Edition: First Edition, Signed By Author

Seller ID: 196

Condition: Very Good


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Acts 7, (A Journal of New Writing), Analytic Lyric?

By: STRAUSS, DAVID LEVI, ED.; BENJAMIN HOLLANDER, ASSOC. EDITOR.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, David Levi Strauss: 1987

Seller ID: 9197

Condition: Fine condition


110 pp., ads; 4to; photo-illustrated white wrappers; design, Richard Zybert. Includes poetry, prose, b&w photographs. Analytic Lyric (?) a term taken form a talk by Michael Palmer at Iowa City, 1986. From the "anxiety of signification . . .problematics of self-expression" (ex. Spicer, Holderlin) and Edmond Jabes, and Paul Celan with "the hope of recovering the meanings of words in a time when words have lost their meanings," to a "critique of the discourse of power", and the struggle to renew the function of poetry as exemplified by the writers and artists in this and o... View more info

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In Relation, Acts 10.

By: STRAUSS, DAVID LEVI, EDITOR.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, David Levi Strauss: 1989

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: Fine condition


178 pp., ads; square 8vo; illustrate brown & white wrappers. Includes poetry, prose, black & whtie photographs; design and production by Richard Zybert. Acts 10 appears in relation to previous issues and their themes: Acts 6, Correspondences, "a language between and among things"; Acts 7, Analytic Lyric, "a critique of the discourse of power"; Acts 8/9, 'an extended inquiry into meanings in acts of translation.""The first issue of Acts, printed in Robert Duncan's Basement in 1982, was intended to show the range of work being done by poets associated with the Poe... View more info

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Acts 5.

By: STRAUSS, DAVID LEVI, EDITOR; BENJAMIN HOLLANDER, ASSOC. EDITOR.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, David Levi Strauss: 1986

Seller ID: 9199

Condition: Very Good condition


139 pp., ads; 4to; photo-illustrated gray wrappers; copy design by Richard Zybert; cover photographs by Bobby Adams. Includes poetry, prose, interview; photographs. Minor wear at edges. "The first issue of Acts, printed in Robert Duncan's Basement in 1982, was intended to show the range of work being done by poets associated with the Poetics Program at New College in San Francisco. Acts (grew) to become one of the most coherent and exciting contexts for contemporary experimentation in the U.S., including translations and photographic/text works." (abstract from subscription ad,... View more info

Hymn To The Sun.

By: Tanner, Wesley.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Arif Press: 1972

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6388

Condition: Fine condition


200 copies printed at Arif Press by Wesley Tanner. [3] leaves; 12mo; sewn blue wrappers with paper title label front cover. View more info

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The Great Salt Lake Anthology.

By: Taylor, Charles, editor.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Ceta and Salt Lake Council for the Arts: [1979]

Seller ID: 6598

Condition: Good Condition


100 pp.; stapled yellow wrappers; illustrations; printed broadside of 'Sacred Profane Love' by Charles Taylor, laid in. Includes poetry, prose, drawings and photography by citizens of Salt Lake City. "Published through Salt Lake's Artists-in-the City program and sponsored by the Salt Lake Council for the Arts. Funding for the anthology came from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and the Utah State Division of Fine Arts" [World Cat]. Covers soiled.Laid in, a 20" x 6" sheet with handwritten "Diary" entries on one side, poetry and notes, etc. on the ot... View more info

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[Poster] The White Rabbit Press : Albatross Book Store presents exhibits & talks. Together with: a printed, unfolded program of the exhibits and talks.

By: THE ALBATROSS BOOK STORE.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Albatross Book Co.: 1986

Seller ID: 8383

Condition: Fine condition


Printed by Bruce Washbish at his Anchor & Acorn Press. 17" x 11"; printed letterpress in black & blue on light blue stock, with a reproduction of the 'Rabbit' pressmark from the original drawn circa 1957 by Robert Duncan. Verso with return address of Albatross Books, and the poster is lightly scored across the middle to allow folding. This poster never folded. The program, also unfolded is 13" x 9" and printed on both sides to form the four pages, the front with a facsimile of the cover from the first book of the White Rabbit Press, designed and drawn by Jess.The participation of Albat... View more info

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[Poster] The White Rabbit Press : Albatross Book Store presents exhibits & talks.

By: THE ALBATROSS BOOK STORE.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Albatross Book Co.: 1986

Seller ID: 8384

Condition: Fine condition


Printed by Bruce Washbish at his Anchor & Acorn Press. 17" x 11"; printed letterpress in black & blue on light blue stock, with a reproduction of the 'Rabbit' pressmark from the original drawn circa 1957 by Robert Duncan. Verso with return address of Albatross Books, and the poster is lightly scored across the middle to allow folding. This poster never folded. The participation of Albatross Book Company (actual DBA) in this symposium and exhibit was proposed and lead by our colleague at the shop, Doug Lowell, who was at the time in the Master's in Poetics program at New College of Cali... View more info

Baltics.

By: Tranströmer, Tomas.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Oyez: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5833

Condition: Fine condition


Translated by Samuel Charters. No. 101 of 125 copies printed. Signed by Tranströmer and Charters on limitation page. Green cloth spine over patterned boards, paper spine label. Designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh. Bound by Emily Paine. View more info

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American Cottage Life. A Series of Poems. Illustrative of American scenery, and of the associations, feelings, and employments of the American cottager and farmer.

By: UPHAM, THOMAS C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Portland, Sanborn & Carter: 1852

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 8980

Condition: Very Good condition


251 pp.; 8vo; red cloth; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; engraved title and frontis; printed half-title; engraved half-title, and finally a full title page. Eleven full page illustrations from engravings (nine without tissue guards). Light foxing / toning to engraved frontis and title, plates and text pages generally very clean with only a few spots of moderate foxing. View more info

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Jonathan Gentry.

By: Van Doren, Mark.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Albert & Charles Boni: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3542

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jacket


205 pp., frontis;8vo; cloth in dust jacket with chips and a one-half inch closed tear top front edge; two one inch closed tears top back edge. Jacket, frontis, and plate illustrations as well as inset on front cloth, from cuts by H. R. Bishop.A romantic record of the American Pioneer in long verse narrative from arrival in 1800, through the Civil War, culminating in the collapse of high hopes, and disillustionment. View more info

Portfolio. With an appendix, The Tender Continent.

By: Vangelisti, Paul.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles & Fairfax, The Red Hill Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1719

Condition: Light tanning along spine. Near fine condtion.


8vo; white wrappers; publishers title list laid in. View more info

Image for [Two Titles] Roman Elegies and other Poems and Epigrams. Selected, translated, with an introduction by Michael Hambuger. [together with] The Life of Goethe, by John R. Williams.

[Two Titles] Roman Elegies and other Poems and Epigrams. Selected, translated, with an introduction by Michael Hambuger. [together with] The Life of Goethe, by John R. Williams.

By: VON GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG; JOHN R. WILLIAMS.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Anvil Press; Blackwells: 1998;2001

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 9238

ISBN: 0856462748

Condition: Fine condition


117 & 318 pp; 8vo. View more info

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7 On Style. With comments by Walter Lowenfel & A. D. Winans.

By: Wantling, Wm.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Second Coming Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9409

ISBN: 0915016028

Condition: Very Good condition


25 pp.; 8vo; stapled white wrappers. Slight dog ear to top leading corner front endpaper (where I tried to erase on old red! pencil price and blew it); there is an odd horizontal thin crease across the leaf at p. 15, possibly a printing or paper fault. Not terribly obtrusive; faint age discoloration to white cover on front. Minor defects on an overall clean copy."Len Fulton of Dust Books has described 7 On Style as a kind of comment on style in seven modes, moving from Beckett through Bukowski to Neruda." [comments, A. D. Winans] View more info

Poems.

By: Ward, Frederick.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Placitas, NM, Duende: [1966]

Edition: Duende 11

Seller ID: 1940

Condition: Very good or better condition.


18 leaves printed on rectos only; 4to; stapled, white paper front cover, gray back; cover drawing by Martha Weiss. Very light browning to front cover at edges; even browning to pages at margins.Born 1937, Kansas City; musical studies at University of Missouri and Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto; member of the Baha'i World Faith, living in San Francisco at the time of publication. View more info

Poems and The Spring of Joy.

By: Webb, Mary.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Dutton: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4615

Condition: Fine condition


249 pp.; 12mo; half-cloth, wood patterned paper over boards; wood patterned paper spine label. View more info

Donne's University Years. Original printed extract from English Studies, XLIII, February 1962, pages [1] - 20.

By: Whitlock, Baird.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 1824

Condition: Fine condition


Bound with white cloth tape, no cover. Inscription above title by the author to Ruth Witt-Diamant, "Ruth, Just think if he'd been around for the Poetry Center, Baird." View more info

Invitation.

By: Wieners, John.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: np, The Unicorn Press: nd

Edition: No. 55 of 250 copies, signed by the author

Seller ID: 1262

Condition: Fine condition


8vo; brown boards; single sheet with accordion fold to three panels, printed on one side and tipped onto inside pastedown sheet also printed with signed & numbered colophon; printed paper cover label View more info