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Sunrise Trumpets

By: Auslander, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12902

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate external wear, light water-spotting to covers, top corners lightly bumped, attractive vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown (Jones Book Store, Los Angeles)]. First book by the noted American lyric poet and sometime novelist, who in 1937 became the first person named as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. This slim volume contains 67 poems, most no longer than a single page, with an introduction by Padraic Col... View more info

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Collected Poems, 1954-2004

By: Feldman, Irving

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken Books: (c.2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15033

ISBN: 0-8052-4229-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, appears unread, slight bumping to base of spine, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows only faint handling wear, minor wrinkling at top of front flap]. A half-century of work from "a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldman's rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for the comic, his profound social insight a... View more info

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Come High Water

By: Glover, Denis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Palmerston North (NZ), The Dunmore Press Ltd.: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8609

ISBN: 0-908564-09-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, minor wear to cloth at spine ends, non-authorial gift inscription on ffep; jacket a bit rubbed, one small closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. View more info

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The Veil [uncorrected proof]

By: Johnson, Denis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 18176

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling wear only; publisher's blurb stapled to inside of front cover]. The author's fourth collection of poetry, and the first to be issued after he had turned his hand to novel-writing. View more info

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There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves [*SIGNED*]

By: Kavanaugh, James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Nash Publishing: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22238

ISBN: 0-8402-1141-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a very nice book, slightly bumped at top of spine, no other significant wear; jacket has some minor soft horizontal creasing along the top edge of the front panel]. (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second ffep, next to an illustration: "To _____ / Sincere regards / Jim Kavanaugh / Dec. 1, 1970." "A collection of beautiful, poetic comments about life, love, people, places, and observations. Some are provocative expressions of... View more info

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Scarlet Anne

By: Kenyon, Theda

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12919

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice copy, light discoloration to endpapers from contact with jacket flaps, light browning/soiling to fore-edge, minor fading to cloth at top of spine due to slight paper loss in jacket at that point; jacket has a few small edge-tears and very shallow chipping here and there, a little paper loss at top of spine (not affecting text)]. Narrative poem about Anne Hutchinson, credited by some observers as the first American woman to lead the public fight for religious diver... View more info

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Singing in Thunder [*SIGNED*]

By: Lasky, Jesse Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ives Washburn: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22564

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[a little wear to spine ends, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket browned at spine and around edges of front panel, with a few shallow nicks along the top edge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep: "For Soldadera Ruth / from el / Bandido / Jesse Lasky Jr. / Feb. 1940." Youthful poetry by the son of one of the earliest Hollywood moguls, co-founder of the company that eventually became Paramount Pictures. Jr. went on to a notable screenwriting career, and also pr... View more info

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East Wind

By: Lowell, Amy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 13515

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket; paper labels on spine and front cover) [solid copy, slight bumping/splitting (boards a teensy bit exposed) at corners, one-time owner's name and address at top of ffep, attractive vintage bookplate on ffep]. "At the time of her death Amy Lowell left for publication three volumes of poems. ... The second, [this book], is a group of thirteen poems of New England life and character, dramatic tales and incidents that blaze with flame-like intensity agai... View more info

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Africa and the Marriage of Walt Whitman and Marilyn Monroe [*SIGNED*]

By: MacAdams, Lewis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Little Caesar Press: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22470

Condition: Very Good


[top 1/2 inch of spine covering cracked and peeling away, shallow dent at top of front cover (also affecting the first few pages of the book), minor edgewear]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page in 1984. Poetry (mostly) by the Los Angeles based poet/journalist/activist. Laid in is a small poster reproducing the book's front-cover (folded in quarters, approx. 10" x 15-1/2" full size). Signed by Author View more info

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Weep Not My Children [*SIGNED*]

By: O'Sullivan, Padriec Suemus

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [n.p.], (Self-Published): [ca. late 1950s]

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9579

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[mild overall wear, some rubbing to covers, front cover slightly curling at lower corner]. SIGNED by the author (with his full name) on the verso of the preface page; the inside front cover contains a wild scrawl, made with the same instrument as the signature (possibly a paint brush?), which may or may not be a profile of a human face. Beat-era poetry, but with a bit of an anti-Beat attitude: Thomas J. Albright, in his preface, terms it the poet's "answer to the... View more info

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Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology

By: Pinsky, Robert, and Maggie Dietz, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: (c.2000)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 17390

ISBN: 0-393-04820-9

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book itself is flawless, as-new with no wear, no marks, no nothin'; jacket would be the same but for a single diagonal crease in the front flap--smoothed out as best I could, but there it is, evidence of a moment's careless handling by some ham-fisted individual (not me)]. Anthology of 200 poems, accompanied with comments by the Americans who chose them -- not critics or writers or (God forbid) celebrities, but regular citizens who responded to co-editor Pinsky's invita... View more info

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Mind Your Head

By: Reiner, Annie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Wilshire House: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18099

ISBN: 1-55713-103-1

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[book very slightly twisted on its axis (unnoticeable when it's sitting on the shelf), otherwise both book and jacket are clean and flawless]. "In this collection Annie Reiner strikes a balance between popular imagery and the intellect, a sense of time and place written in a unique style, but accessible to all. The poems in [this book] are a synthesis of well-turned imagery and cogent observations on the human condition. They address the fragility of love, the pat... View more info

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Amnesia Motel [*SIGNED*]

By: Wannberg, Scott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dance of the Iguana Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22475

Condition: Fine


[lovely copy, in as-new condition]. SIGNED and DATED by the author on the half-title page. Twenty short poems by Wannberg (1953-2011), a longtime fixture on the Los Angeles poetry scene, known not only for his own work but for his enthusiastic recommendations of books to customers of the famous L.A. bookstore Dutton's, where he was employed for many years. One of the pieces, "Cassavetes," is a tribute to the film director John Cassavetes. Signed by Author View more info

In the Winter of Cities

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Norfolk CT], New Directions: (c.1956)

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 6807

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[good solid copy, but some browning/soiling along top edge (including a faint water-stain that unfortunately affects the top of every page), mild shelfwear; jacket browned/soiled and moderately water-stained (on front panel), and has a short but ragged tear at top of front panel, resulting in some paper loss there]. The author's first volume of verse. View more info