Literature - Modern Fiction & Poetry

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  • black as i am South Africa BLACK CONCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT ANTI-APARTHEID POETRY Photographs by South African Photographer Peter Magubane (1932-2024), Foreword by American civil rights activist and politician Andrew Young (b. 1932), Review by Poet Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) by Zindzi Mandela black as i am South Africa BLACK CONCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT ANTI-APARTHEID POETRY Photographs by South African Photographer Peter Magubane (1932-2024), Foreword by American civil rights activist and politician Andrew Young (b. 1932), Review by Poet Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982)
    Zindzi Mandela

    black as i am by Zindzi Mandela and Peter Magubane. Published by The Guild of Tutors Press, Los Angeles, California, 1978, first edition. Softcover, illustrated red wrappers, 8.5" x 11", 120 pages, illustrated with black & white photographs throughout. VERY GOOD Condition: covers show a touch of age, light shelf, edge and corner wear, the spine remains uncreased. Internally, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a respectable copy of this elusive work.

    Zindzi Mandela's seminal 1978 poetry anthology was published at the end of the Black Consciousness Movement, a time of Black identity and resistance to apartheid. With painfully acute awareness of the inequality, her poetry reveals the life of a child under South Africa's apartheid and remains excruciatingly relevant today.…

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    black as i am by Zindzi Mandela and Peter Magubane. Published by The Guild of Tutors Press, Los Angeles, California, 1978, first edition. Softcover, illustrated red wrappers, 8.5" x 11", 120 pages, illustrated with black & white photographs throughout. VERY GOOD Condition: covers show a touch of age, light shelf, edge and corner wear, the spine remains uncreased. Internally, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a respectable copy of this elusive work.

    Zindzi Mandela's seminal 1978 poetry anthology was published at the end of the Black Consciousness Movement, a time of Black identity and resistance to apartheid. With painfully acute awareness of the inequality, her poetry reveals the life of a child under South Africa's apartheid and remains excruciatingly relevant today. The poems are accompanied by Peter Magubane's evocative photographs, which reflect the brutality of Black life under apartheid.

    South African poet and diplomat Zindziswa "Zindzi" Mandela was the youngest daughter of anti-apartheid activists, freedom fighters and politicians Nelson and Winnie Mandela. She is among the three youngest published poets in South African history. She died at age 59 from Covid-19.

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  • Black Power RADICAL African American POET Vintage THINK BLACK! 1970 Printing by Don Luther Lee [Haki R. Madhubuti] Black Power RADICAL African American POET Vintage THINK BLACK! 1970 Printing
    Don Luther Lee [Haki R. Madhubuti]

    THINK BLACK! By Don L. Lee

    Published by Broadside Press, Detroit, Michigan, May, 1970. Third edition, 13th printing so stated. Illustrated wrappers, side staple bound, 8.5" x 5.5", 23 pages, b&w photograph of the poet on the rear cover. GOOD Condition: front cover has some small droplet stains, and a penned price adjustment, covers have light wear from age, internally a touch of age and a few creases from the printing process.

    Don Luther Lee (b. 1942; a.k.a. Haki R. Madhubuti) Black Arts Movement poet, educator, activist, and founder of Third World Press, the nation's oldest and largest Black owned publisher. Madhubuti is one of the great voices of Black poetry to emerge in the 20th century and the most…

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    THINK BLACK! By Don L. Lee

    Published by Broadside Press, Detroit, Michigan, May, 1970. Third edition, 13th printing so stated. Illustrated wrappers, side staple bound, 8.5" x 5.5", 23 pages, b&w photograph of the poet on the rear cover. GOOD Condition: front cover has some small droplet stains, and a penned price adjustment, covers have light wear from age, internally a touch of age and a few creases from the printing process.

    Don Luther Lee (b. 1942; a.k.a. Haki R. Madhubuti) Black Arts Movement poet, educator, activist, and founder of Third World Press, the nation's oldest and largest Black owned publisher. Madhubuti is one of the great voices of Black poetry to emerge in the 20th century and the most significant advocate and theorist of Black self determination since Malcolm X. In 1967 he debuted his first collection of poetry, "Think Black."

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  • 1976 PUBLIC OUTCRY Rare JOYCE CAROL OATES BROADSIDE Slow Loris Press 1/65 SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates 1976 PUBLIC OUTCRY Rare JOYCE CAROL OATES BROADSIDE Slow Loris Press 1/65 SIGNED
    Joyce Carol Oates

    PUBLIC OUTCRY - Broadside Poem by JOYCE CAROL OATES. SIGNED beneath her printed name.

    An unusual broadside poem by Oates published in 1976 the year of America's Bicentennial. The work focuses on the triviality of what the press defines as "Outrageous" and the trivial ways in which the press advises its followers to take action. The poem is surrounded by images of newspaper articles, including one that notes the Bicentennial "Color Your Yard Red, White and Blue".

    Published by the SLOW LORIS PRESS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976. Printed in an edition of only 65 signed and numbered copies, this being copy 60.

    The broadside poem is 11x17 inches (28x42.5 cm), and is professionally dry mounted on a 16x22 inch (40x55.5 cm)…

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    PUBLIC OUTCRY - Broadside Poem by JOYCE CAROL OATES. SIGNED beneath her printed name.

    An unusual broadside poem by Oates published in 1976 the year of America's Bicentennial. The work focuses on the triviality of what the press defines as "Outrageous" and the trivial ways in which the press advises its followers to take action. The poem is surrounded by images of newspaper articles, including one that notes the Bicentennial "Color Your Yard Red, White and Blue".

    Published by the SLOW LORIS PRESS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976. Printed in an edition of only 65 signed and numbered copies, this being copy 60.

    The broadside poem is 11x17 inches (28x42.5 cm), and is professionally dry mounted on a 16x22 inch (40x55.5 cm) stiff mounting board. It is thus ready for framing.

    VERY GOOD condition, a bit of edgewear to the mounting board, overall solid and nice.

    Something about this poem shakes me, it is so relevant to today's world. Please keep at it Joyce.

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  • MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200 by Peter B. Howard MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200
    Peter B. Howard

    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the…

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    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the Roast Suckling Pig you brought out every two years at the time of the San Francisco ABAA Book Fair was Yummy!

    About MARTIN STONE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Martin Stone (11 December 1946, Woking, Surrey - 9 November 2016, Versailles, France) was an English guitarist and rare book dealer. He was a resident of Fingest in Buckinghamshire and, later, of Paris.

    Educated at Whitgift School, Stone initially wanted to be a journalist and began as a cub reporter on The Croydon Advertiser, interviewing Jimmy Page when he was still a session musician. Stone's passion for the guitar led him to become a musician. His guitar talent was such that he was considered a possible replacement for Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones. Martin Stone played in many groups, including Junior's Blues Band, Stone's Masonry, Almost Presley, The Action, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Southern Comfort, The Pink Fairies, and The 101'ers. His last album, which he called his legacy album is LIVE FROM THE TERMINAL CAFE with Michael Moorcock and the Deep Fix (Cleopatra Records, Autumn 2019).

    Subsequent to his musical efforts Stone achieved international notoriety as a bookscout. He is a major player in John Baxter's memoir A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict. He is the subject of a limited edition book Martin Stone, Bookscout by the California rare bookseller Peter Howard of Serendipity Books. He appeared in the television documentary Without Walls: The Cardinal And The Corpse (Iain Sinclair / Chris Petit 1992). He is also known to be the basis for the character Nicholas Lane in Sinclair's novel White Chappell, Scarlett Tracings (1987).

    Stone was married in 1980 to Ruth Bullock and their daughter is the actress Sophie Leigh Stone.******

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  • MARIANNE MOORE - UNFINISHED POEMS - ROSENBACH FOUNDATION 1972 by Marianne Moore MARIANNE MOORE - UNFINISHED POEMS - ROSENBACH FOUNDATION 1972
    Marianne Moore

    UNFINISHED POEMS by MARIANNE MOORE. The Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, 1972.

    Photocopied pages, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 76 pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the front and rear clear plastic covers are age toned and a bit soiled, the inner pages are lightly toned, the photocopied pages have many of the usual early copy machine lines, spots and changes in clarity. Overall a wonderful look at Marianne Moore's unpublished and often incomplete poems.

    SCARCE. In 1972, the year Marianne Moore died, the Rosenbach Foundation realized it was necessary to get copyrights for Moore's unpublished poems, none of which were copyrighted at the time. The result, apparently, was this photocopied publication that was put together by the…

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    UNFINISHED POEMS by MARIANNE MOORE. The Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, 1972.

    Photocopied pages, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 76 pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the front and rear clear plastic covers are age toned and a bit soiled, the inner pages are lightly toned, the photocopied pages have many of the usual early copy machine lines, spots and changes in clarity. Overall a wonderful look at Marianne Moore's unpublished and often incomplete poems.

    SCARCE. In 1972, the year Marianne Moore died, the Rosenbach Foundation realized it was necessary to get copyrights for Moore's unpublished poems, none of which were copyrighted at the time. The result, apparently, was this photocopied publication that was put together by the Rosenbach Foundation for the sole purpose of being sent to the Library of Congress for copyright protection.

    In 1972 Patricia C. Willis was curator of the Marianne Moore papers at the Rosenbach Foundation. Here is what she wrote in 2015 about this 1972 photocopied collection of "Unpublished Poems" that she assembled for copyright protection (taken from the Internet):

    "When as curator of the Moore papers at the Rosenbach I first sorted the poetry manuscripts...I saw that each was typed with Moore's typewriter of the time on the blue stationary that she customarily used for poems she sent to little magazines and most bore her Carlisle return address in the upper left corner. With the permission of her estate, I prepared a photocopy edition of "Unfinished Poems" in order to secure copyrights for her unpublished poems... - Patricia C. Willis, November 16, 2015."

    I have no idea how many of these "Unpublished Poems by Marianne Moore" were put together for internal distribution at the Rosenbach, but it is the only copy I have or have ever seen.

    ************************************** From Wikipedia and various Internet sources:

    Marianne Craig Moore, b.1887 d.1972, was an American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit.

    The Rosenbach Foundation's literary collection includes virtually all of the manuscripts and papers of Marianne Moore (1887-1972), as well as her personal library, thousands of photographs, and the contents of her Greenwich village living room, thus making the Rosenbach the undisputed center for the study of Marianne Moore.

    Patricia C. Willis is the author and editor of a number of books on Marianne Moore. She worked at the Rosenbach Foundation and later at Yale's Beinecke Library as its Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Curator of the Collection of American Literature.

    Clive E. Driver, whose name is on the copyright page, was the Literary Executor of the Estate of Marianne C. Moore. He worked at the Rosenbach Foundation and has written a number of works published by the Foundation. **************************************

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  • PHILIP GLASS & DORIS LESSING - PLANET 8 OPERA **SIGNED** LIBRETTO, PROGRAM, PHOTOS, BOOK by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing PHILIP GLASS & DORIS LESSING - PLANET 8 OPERA **SIGNED** LIBRETTO, PROGRAM, PHOTOS, BOOK
    Philip Glass and Doris Lessing

    THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8 - AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS. By PHILIP GLASS and DORIS LESSING.

    A nice gathering of items related to the OPERA by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing:

    *LIBRETTO for the OPERA, by Glass and Lessing. SIGNED by PHILIP GLASS on the title page. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers (Philip Glass' Music Publishing Company), New York, 1988. Softcovers, side stapled, 7x10.5 inches, 28 pages. First Edition. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright and clean.

    *CANOPUS IN ARGOS ARCHIVES : THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8, by DORIS LESSING. Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. NEAR FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket, a solid, lovely copy. **SIGNED**…

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    THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8 - AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS. By PHILIP GLASS and DORIS LESSING.

    A nice gathering of items related to the OPERA by Philip Glass and Doris Lessing:

    *LIBRETTO for the OPERA, by Glass and Lessing. SIGNED by PHILIP GLASS on the title page. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers (Philip Glass' Music Publishing Company), New York, 1988. Softcovers, side stapled, 7x10.5 inches, 28 pages. First Edition. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright and clean.

    *CANOPUS IN ARGOS ARCHIVES : THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PLANET 8, by DORIS LESSING. Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. NEAR FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket, a solid, lovely copy. **SIGNED** by Doris Lessing on a bookplate on the front pastedown.

    *PROGRAM for the OPERA performed by the English National Opera at its U.K. Premier at the London Coliseum. Published by the English National Opera, 1988. Softcovers, side-stapled, 5x9 inches, 48 pages. NEAR FINE condition.

    *TWO ORIGINAL 8x10 GLOSSY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS for the OPERA PREMIER at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA in 1988. One photo is a mock-up of the stage set design, as designed by EIKO ISHIOKA and MINORU TERADA DOMBERGER. The 1988 Washington Post review said: "The most effective part of this opera's performance here was the staging by director Minoru Terada Domberger and designer Eiko Ishioka." GOOD condition, both press photographs have the expected marks, ink stamps, and notes, but remain bright and clear. Eiko's stage mock-up is a wonderful and rare item.

    About the OPERA The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is a full-scale opera by Philip Glass with a libretto by Doris Lessing based on her novel of the same name, first performed in 1988. Together with Glass's 1997 opera The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five, it is part of a planned trilogy of operas based on Lessing's Canopus in Argos novels.

    The opera was co-commissioned by English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, and Theater Kiel, and co-produced with Artpark, Lewiston, New York State. The opera was first performed at Houston Grand Opera on 8 July 1988. The British premiere was 9 November 1988 by English National Opera at the London Coliseum. This production was broadcast live in the UK on BBC Radio 3 on 13 December 1988.******

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  • LETTERS of the LITERARY FORGERS - H. BUXTON FORMAN and THOMAS J. WISE Forgeries by Carl H. Pforzheimer / H. Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise LETTERS of the LITERARY FORGERS - H. BUXTON FORMAN and THOMAS J. WISE Forgeries
    Carl H. Pforzheimer / H. Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise

    BETWEEN THE LINES: Letters and Memoranda Interchanged by H. Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Foreword by Carl H. Pforzheimer, introductory essay and notes by Fannie E. Ratchford.

    Correspondence between a bibliographer/bookseller and a collector who worked together to produce and sell many literary forgeries.

    AUSTIN: The University of Texas Press, 1945. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 525 copies.

    Hardcover Book, gilt top edges, 6.5x9.5 inches, xii + 38 pages of text + 35 facsimile plates, including some that fold-open. No slipcase.

    The book is in VERY GOOD, light foxing to the blank endpapers, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About FORMAN and WISE and their LITERARY FORGERIES (from Wikipedia):

    ******Henry Buxton Forman, b.1842 d.1917, was a…

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    BETWEEN THE LINES: Letters and Memoranda Interchanged by H. Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Foreword by Carl H. Pforzheimer, introductory essay and notes by Fannie E. Ratchford.

    Correspondence between a bibliographer/bookseller and a collector who worked together to produce and sell many literary forgeries.

    AUSTIN: The University of Texas Press, 1945. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 525 copies.

    Hardcover Book, gilt top edges, 6.5x9.5 inches, xii + 38 pages of text + 35 facsimile plates, including some that fold-open. No slipcase.

    The book is in VERY GOOD, light foxing to the blank endpapers, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About FORMAN and WISE and their LITERARY FORGERIES (from Wikipedia):

    ******Henry Buxton Forman, b.1842 d.1917, was a Victorian era bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller who wrote bibliographies of Percy Shelley and John Keats. In 1934 he was revealed to have been in a conspiracy with Thomas James Wise, b.1859 d.1937, to produce and sell large quantities of forged first editions of Georgian and Victorian authors.

    In 1887 Henry Buxton Forman and Thomas James Wise, a London commodity broker and book collector, began producing literary forgeries, often using an apocryphal Philadelphia Historical Society as a cover. Numerous forgeries were produced over the next fifteen years. They specialized in early pamphlets, supposedly privately published, of poets some of whom such as Rossetti and Swinburne were still living. Dates, places of publication, publishers (as distinct from printers) led the collecting world to believe in these 'rare private' editions. Buxton Forman and Wise forged publications by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Tennyson, George Meredith and William Thackeray and many others. Many of these forgeries were sold to collectors across the English speaking world. It would be forty years later that their fraud would be discovered by John Carter. The extent of the forgeries was such that the Brayton Ives sale in New York in 1915 contained twenty four forgeries.******

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  • DORIS LESSING POSTER - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - LECTURE & CONVERSATION EVENT to BENEFIT AFGHAN REFUGEES 1984 by Doris Lessing DORIS LESSING POSTER - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - LECTURE & CONVERSATION EVENT to BENEFIT AFGHAN REFUGEES 1984
    Doris Lessing

    DORIS LESSING POSTER. "AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE AFGHAN REFUGEE FUND / DORIS LESSING". The "Lecture and Conversation" event took place on April 9 (1984) in Berkeley, California.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by DORIS LESSING in Silver Ink: "With good wishes / Doris Lessing / 9th April 1984".

    The poster is 13 x 19.5 inches. It is in VERY GOOD condition, with some creases from handling to the right margin, overall bright and lovely.

    The poster was stored rolled, and will be shipped in its natural rolled state. Would look great mounted and/or framed.

    This event took place a few years before the publication of her book "The Wind Blows Away Our Words". The book was about the horrors taking…

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    DORIS LESSING POSTER. "AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE AFGHAN REFUGEE FUND / DORIS LESSING". The "Lecture and Conversation" event took place on April 9 (1984) in Berkeley, California.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by DORIS LESSING in Silver Ink: "With good wishes / Doris Lessing / 9th April 1984".

    The poster is 13 x 19.5 inches. It is in VERY GOOD condition, with some creases from handling to the right margin, overall bright and lovely.

    The poster was stored rolled, and will be shipped in its natural rolled state. Would look great mounted and/or framed.

    This event took place a few years before the publication of her book "The Wind Blows Away Our Words". The book was about the horrors taking place in Afghanistan and how the West was doing little to help.

    An unusual Doris Lessing item.

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  • NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA by ANTHONY SWIFT (J. Jefferson Farjeon) FIRST ED by ANTHONY SWIFT (pseudonym of Joseph Jefferson Farjeon) NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA by ANTHONY SWIFT (J. Jefferson Farjeon) FIRST ED
    ANTHONY SWIFT (pseudonym of Joseph Jefferson Farjeon)

    NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA, by ANTHONY SWIFT (pseudonym of Joseph Jefferson Farjeon).

    LONDON: Robert Hale Limited, 1944. First edition, with the statement "First published in Great Britain 1944" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, purple cloth covered boards, red titles to the spine, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm), 187 pages.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers are solid and sharp with just a touch of self wear to the corner tips and spine ends; internally, the text block is split at one spot but holding well, there is a light oval shaped stain to the top margin of the rear endpapers that also barely affects the preceding couple of pages, otherwise the…

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    NOVEMBER THE NINTH AT KERSEA, by ANTHONY SWIFT (pseudonym of Joseph Jefferson Farjeon).

    LONDON: Robert Hale Limited, 1944. First edition, with the statement "First published in Great Britain 1944" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, purple cloth covered boards, red titles to the spine, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm), 187 pages.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers are solid and sharp with just a touch of self wear to the corner tips and spine ends; internally, the text block is split at one spot but holding well, there is a light oval shaped stain to the top margin of the rear endpapers that also barely affects the preceding couple of pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the edges and spine ends including small chips and closed tears, is sunned at the spine and margins, lightly soiled, and is price clipped at the bottom of the front flap. An attractive copy.

    Scarce first edition in dustjacket.

    About Joseph Jefferson Farjeon aka Anthony Swift (from Wikipedia):

    ******Joseph Jefferson Farjeon, b.1883 d.1955, was an English crime and mystery novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Farjeon's crime novels were admired by Dorothy L. Sayers, who called him "unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures". Since 2014 a number of Fargeon's mystery novels have been reissued. Farjeon wrote three mysteries under the pseudonym Anthony Swift.******

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  • CIRCLE 1944 Surreal ANARCHIST Bay Area Literary Journal KENNETH REXROTH COVER DESIGN Beat SF Renaissance by George Leite, Editor CIRCLE 1944 Surreal ANARCHIST Bay Area Literary Journal KENNETH REXROTH COVER DESIGN Beat SF Renaissance
    George Leite, Editor

    CIRCLE (1944-1948) the Bay Area's seminal literary journal. A synthesis of the surreal, eclectic, pacifist, and anarchist ideologies that formed the radical basis of the San Francisco Renaissance and was an influential precursor of the Beat Movement.

    CIRCLE Vol. 1, No. 3. Published by Circle, Berkeley, printed by The Greenwood Press, San Mateo, California, 1944. George Leite Editor, Assistant Editor, Bern Porter. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers, 9" x 6.25", staple bound, 61 pages, illustrated with some headpiece decorations printed in brick red, and a Max Ernst painting reproduced in b&w. GOOD CONDITION: covers pulled from rear staples and disbound, spine is age toned with small tearing/wear at the ends, shelfwear, and a few light coffee droplets, internally, signs of…

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    CIRCLE (1944-1948) the Bay Area's seminal literary journal. A synthesis of the surreal, eclectic, pacifist, and anarchist ideologies that formed the radical basis of the San Francisco Renaissance and was an influential precursor of the Beat Movement.

    CIRCLE Vol. 1, No. 3. Published by Circle, Berkeley, printed by The Greenwood Press, San Mateo, California, 1944. George Leite Editor, Assistant Editor, Bern Porter. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers, 9" x 6.25", staple bound, 61 pages, illustrated with some headpiece decorations printed in brick red, and a Max Ernst painting reproduced in b&w. GOOD CONDITION: covers pulled from rear staples and disbound, spine is age toned with small tearing/wear at the ends, shelfwear, and a few light coffee droplets, internally, signs of age and use, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked and the red and black Kenneth Rexroth printed cover remains very bright. Circle number 3 is very scarce and hardly ever found.

    Cover by KENNETH REXROTH (1905-1982) Poet, Artist, Godfather of the San Francisco Renaissance.

    George T. Leite (1920-1985) controversial author, publisher, poet, taught experimental literature at UC Berkeley, owned an important bookstore and gallery space on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, daliel's. He was friends with and published the works of Robert Duncan, Kenneth Rexroth, Henry Miller, William Everson, Philip Lamantia, Anais Nin, Jack Spicer and a devotee of the renegade Freudian Wilhelm Reich and his Orgone theory.

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  • FIVE FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES 1/150 by Robert Louis Stevenson FIVE FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES 1/150
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY'S EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES, by Robert Louis Stevenson. With nine poems not published in prior editions.

    A FINE PRINTING KEEPSAKE that was presented to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 1996. Produced from sheets originally printed in 1978 by ADRIAN WILSON at THE PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY, San Francisco, 1978. A beautiful production.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 150 copies, as stated on the copyright page

    Folder / Paper Covers, 7.5x12.5 inches, string-bound, 10 pages. There are five "specimens" (i.e. printed signatures - samples from the larger work) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover; four are folded signatures of four or more pages, one is…

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    SPECIMENS from the PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY'S EDITION of A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES, by Robert Louis Stevenson. With nine poems not published in prior editions.

    A FINE PRINTING KEEPSAKE that was presented to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 1996. Produced from sheets originally printed in 1978 by ADRIAN WILSON at THE PRESS IN TUSCANY ALLEY, San Francisco, 1978. A beautiful production.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 150 copies, as stated on the copyright page

    Folder / Paper Covers, 7.5x12.5 inches, string-bound, 10 pages. There are five "specimens" (i.e. printed signatures - samples from the larger work) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover; four are folded signatures of four or more pages, one is a single leaf illustration, each is 6.5x10 inches. All are quite lovely. These signatures were overruns from the original Tuscany Alley edition printed in 1978.

    ILLUSTRATED by Joyce Lancaster Wilson with 2 tipped in full color illustrations, and a few color illustrations in the specimen signatures.

    The Folder and Specimens are all in FINE condition.

    About ADRIAN WILSON (from a 1988 NY Times Obituary):

    ******Adrian Wilson, a book designer and scholar who was considered one of America's leading fine printers, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 64 years old.

    Working out of a small San Francisco studio known as "The Press at Tuscany Alley," Mr. Wilson designed and printed scores of books. His many volumes, while little known to the general public, are famous among print connoisseurs, and many are collectors' items.

    In 1983, Mr. Wilson won a MacArthur Fellowship.*****

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  • TWO FEL BOOKS Ayn Rand THE FOUNTAINHEAD & Saul Bellow ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Ayn Rand, Saul Bellow TWO FEL BOOKS Ayn Rand THE FOUNTAINHEAD & Saul Bellow ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
    Ayn Rand, Saul Bellow

    TWO FIRST EDITION LIBRARY BOOKS. Hardcover Books in Dustjackets. Published by the First Edition Library, Shelton, Connecticut, various dates (FEL was founded in 1987 and ceased operations in the mid 1990s).

    THE FOUNTAINHEAD, by AYN RAND. Condition: VERY GOOD book, some light stains to the top page edges, otherwise near fine, sharp, tight, bright and clean; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the spine ends and corner tips. A very presentable copy of the book and its dj. The First Edition Library information card is laid in. Lacks the slipcase.

    THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, by SAUL BELLOW. Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright and clean; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket. A lovely first edition facsimile.…

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    TWO FIRST EDITION LIBRARY BOOKS. Hardcover Books in Dustjackets. Published by the First Edition Library, Shelton, Connecticut, various dates (FEL was founded in 1987 and ceased operations in the mid 1990s).

    THE FOUNTAINHEAD, by AYN RAND. Condition: VERY GOOD book, some light stains to the top page edges, otherwise near fine, sharp, tight, bright and clean; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has wear to the spine ends and corner tips. A very presentable copy of the book and its dj. The First Edition Library information card is laid in. Lacks the slipcase.

    THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, by SAUL BELLOW. Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright and clean; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket. A lovely first edition facsimile. The First Edition Library information card is laid in. Lacks the slipcase.

    First Edition replicas with all first printing points present.

    About FIRST EDITION LIBRARY Books:

    First Edition Library books are EXACT facsimiles of the original first edition, first printings. The aim was to publish the best of American literature as it first appeared. FEL replicas have the same weight, size, typeface, art, dust jacket, finish and texture as well as points of issue as the originals. The sewn bindings, stamping and even the original price on the jacket flap are all exact replicas. The only marks identifying FEL books as not being the originals is "FEL" printed at the bottom of the rear dustjacket flaps, and a First Edition Library statement on the copyright pages (printed in its own block to distinguish it from the facsimile original first edition copyright statements).

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 17 BOOKS INSCRIBED TO BARRY MOSER - Signed Presentation Copies by 17 Various Authors and Artists 17 BOOKS INSCRIBED TO BARRY MOSER - Signed Presentation Copies
    17 Various Authors and Artists

    SEVENTEEN BOOKS that are INSCRIBED to BARRY MOSER. Some of the inscriptions are long, a few short. Laid into one of the books is a two page handwritten letter signed "Love, Rebecca". Laid into another is a lengthy handwritten card that ends with "Congratulations on your magnificent Bible!". One book has a handwritten thank you card in place of an inscription. Moser put his bookplate in a few of the books.

    Various publishers, various dates, four hardcovers, two plastic spiral bound, the rest softcovers including chapbooks. The dates of the inscriptions and laid-in cards and letter run from 1968 to 2001. The books are in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition, most leaning to VERY GOOD, all just lightly used,…

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    SEVENTEEN BOOKS that are INSCRIBED to BARRY MOSER. Some of the inscriptions are long, a few short. Laid into one of the books is a two page handwritten letter signed "Love, Rebecca". Laid into another is a lengthy handwritten card that ends with "Congratulations on your magnificent Bible!". One book has a handwritten thank you card in place of an inscription. Moser put his bookplate in a few of the books.

    Various publishers, various dates, four hardcovers, two plastic spiral bound, the rest softcovers including chapbooks. The dates of the inscriptions and laid-in cards and letter run from 1968 to 2001. The books are in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition, most leaning to VERY GOOD, all just lightly used, some with dog-ear place-holders presumably made by Moser (they were his books after all), a few with a spot on the covers and here and there.

    The books are:

    David Macaulay SHIP. Mark Podwall JEWISH DREAMS. Alex Page THE PASSING OF A FAMILY. Eric Avery PICTURES THAT GIVE HOPE. Paul Standard CALLIGRAPHY'S FLOWERING, DECAY, & RESTAURATION. Jim Westergard MOTHER GOOSE EGGS SUNNYSIDE UP. Charles Wells SCULPTURES AND PRINTS. Hans Erni (Illustrator) MODERN LOVE POEMS. Thomas Bird Mosher (Printer) TEN O'CLOCK - A LECTURE BY JAMES A. McNEILL WHISTLER. Doug Anderson BAMBOO BRIDGE. Chuck Yeater YEAGER AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Paul Smyth RAPTURE OF MORNING. John Shelton Reed SOUTHERN FOLK PLAIN AND FANCY. Paul Schneider OLIVE STREET TRANSFER.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of 17 books is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON - POETRY BROADSIDE Her First POEM in 40 Years Limited Edition "Presentation Copy" by Laura Riding Jackson 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON - POETRY BROADSIDE Her First POEM in 40 Years Limited Edition "Presentation Copy"
    Laura Riding Jackson

    LOVER OF ROBER GRAVES ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN 1927 SAID SHE WOULD NEVER WRITE ANOTHER POEM

    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    SIGNED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy - Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find. Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

    Broadside, printed on fine heavy stock paper, deckled top and bottom edges, 15x22 inches.

    NEAR FINE condition, a bright and beautiful copy. Would look great mounted and/or framed.

    From the Broadside: "Within a very few years…

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    LOVER OF ROBER GRAVES ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN 1927 SAID SHE WOULD NEVER WRITE ANOTHER POEM

    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    SIGNED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy - Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find. Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

    Broadside, printed on fine heavy stock paper, deckled top and bottom edges, 15x22 inches.

    NEAR FINE condition, a bright and beautiful copy. Would look great mounted and/or framed.

    From the Broadside: "Within a very few years of the publication of my Collected Poems (1938)... I renounced further trying the way of poetry... saying: I would write no more poems - and I wrote no more poems... (however) I wrote for (a close friend), in the 1978 Christmastime, a poem, marked as a poem for him only, giving it the title HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. I kept no copy of this privately written and given poem, and forgot the writing and the giving of it... I chanced, recently, to tell my friend of receiving a request for a poem to publish in broadside form from the Lord John Press, indicating my feeling some surprise that Mr. Yellin, the Press's director, should not have been aware that FOR FORTY YEARS there had been NO NEW POEMS of mine. But my friend reminded me that about a year ago there HAD been a new poem - the one I wrote for him; and he urged me to let him release it to me from its private status of being a poem for him only... I give here the poem, given him, to be out in the world..."

    LAURA RIDING JACKSON, 1901-1991, was an iconoclastic American Poet. She left New England at the age of 25 to live with ROBERT GRAVES and his wife, Nancy Nicholson. The triangle did not suit her, and Laura Riding tried to commit suicide in 1927. Thereafter Robert Graves divorced his wife and lived together with Laura Riding in Majorca, France, England and Switzerland, and even went with her when she returned to the United States. They bitterly broke up in 1939. In 1941 Laura Riding Jackson renounced poetry, married Schuyler B. Jackson, and lived quietly with him in Wabasso, Florida, until her death in 1991. In the 60s, 70s and 80s she wrote a number of pieces explaining her reasons for renouncing poetry, but no poetry. This is apparently THE ONLY POEM written by Laura Riding Jackson since 1941.

    You can read much more about LAURA RIDING on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    This Large and Lovely BROADSIDE will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • Yeats THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS CLUB & THE SECOND BOOK OF THE RHYMERS CLUB First Editions 1892 and 1894 by William Butler Yeats Yeats THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS CLUB & THE SECOND BOOK OF THE RHYMERS CLUB First Editions 1892 and 1894
    William Butler Yeats

    WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, et al. THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB & THE SECOND BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB. Together 2 volumes. Both are small anthologies of poems from the Rhymers' Club, a group of London based poets founded by William Butler Yeats and Ernest Rhys.

    LONDON: Elkin Mathews, at the sign of the Bodley Head, 1892; and Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894. Both are LIMITED FIRST EDITIONS of only 450 and 650 copies respectively.

    From the Limitation Pages:

    "Four Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Edition [The Book of the Rhymers' Club] printed, of which Three Hundred and Fifty are for Sale."

    "Of this Edition [The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club] Five Hundred Copies have been…

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    WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, et al. THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB & THE SECOND BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB. Together 2 volumes. Both are small anthologies of poems from the Rhymers' Club, a group of London based poets founded by William Butler Yeats and Ernest Rhys.

    LONDON: Elkin Mathews, at the sign of the Bodley Head, 1892; and Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894. Both are LIMITED FIRST EDITIONS of only 450 and 650 copies respectively.

    From the Limitation Pages:

    "Four Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Edition [The Book of the Rhymers' Club] printed, of which Three Hundred and Fifty are for Sale."

    "Of this Edition [The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club] Five Hundred Copies have been printed for England of which four hundred are for Sale. One Hundred and Fifty Copies also have been printed for America."

    Hardcover Books, cloth covered boards, 5x6.5 inches (12.5x16.5 cm), 94 and 136 pp respectively; paper spine title label on Book One, gilt spine titling on Book Two..

    Provenance: From the library of noted book collector Albert Parsons Sachs, with his bookplate on the front pastedown of Book One.

    Condition:

    Book One: GOOD condition.The covers are lightly soiled and have a couple slight bumps to the edges, the spine is a little chipped at the ends and the spine title label is rubbed and chipped affecting the lettering; nonetheless these original covers remain solid and are doing their job well. Internally, there is the bookplate of Albert Parsons Sachs on the front pastedown (as noted above), the pages are age toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete, original, nicely presentable copy.

    Book Two: GOOD condition. The cover's front spine fold is split but holding well and the boards have a few rubs, otherwise the covers are solid and attractive; internally the pages are age toned as normal, the inner hinge is cracked in places but holding well, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    First Editions of the Rhymers' Club books are Scarce.

    About THE RHYMERS' CLUB (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Rhymers' Club, founded in 1890 by W. B. Yeats and Ernest Rhys, was a gathering of some of London's most distinctive poets, who met at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese public house, off Fleet Street, and in the Domino Room of the Café Royal, to drink and read aloud each other's work.

    The Rhymers' Club published two volumes of verse. The first, entitled The Book of the Rhymers' Club was published by Elkin Mathews in 1892. The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club appeared two years later in 1894, published by the recently merged Elkin Mathews and John Lane Publishers. They had print runs of 450 and 650 respectively. Those of the group appearing in these two volumes included: William Butler Yeats, T.W. Rolleston, John Todhunter, Richard Le Gallienne, Lionel Johnson, Arthur Cecil Hillier, Ernest Dowson, Victor Plarr, Ernest Radford, Arthur Symons, G.A. Greene, Edwin J. Ellis, and Ernest Rhys.

    The Rhymers' Club stopped meeting in 1895.

    Yeats later in his autobiography Yeats sought to mythologize the collective, calling it the "Tragic Generation" whose members were destined for failure and, in many cases, early death.******

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  • DIANE DI PRIMA ILLEGAL ABORTION POEM Brass Furnace Going Out AMIRI BARAKA Association by Diane di Prima DIANE DI PRIMA ILLEGAL ABORTION POEM Brass Furnace Going Out AMIRI BARAKA Association
    Diane di Prima

    In this work Beat poet Diane di Prima penned some of the most powerful lines about abortion ever written.

    BRASS FURNACE GOING OUT SONG, AFTER AN ABORTION by DIANE DI PRIMA

    Published by PulpArtForms / Intrepid Press, Syracuse, New York, 1975. First edition, No. 9 from "The Beau Fleuve Series". Edited by Allen De Loach.

    Printed wrappers, side staple bound, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, thin item with 16 unnumbered pages, printed on newsprint, front cover with halftone reproduction of a sculpture by Suzanne Benton, "Fertile Donation Box", rear wrapper with ads and halftone portrait of the author.

    VERY GOOD Condition: age toning as normal (printed on newsprint), otherwise bright, clean, and unmarked, a very good copy of this…

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    In this work Beat poet Diane di Prima penned some of the most powerful lines about abortion ever written.

    BRASS FURNACE GOING OUT SONG, AFTER AN ABORTION by DIANE DI PRIMA

    Published by PulpArtForms / Intrepid Press, Syracuse, New York, 1975. First edition, No. 9 from "The Beau Fleuve Series". Edited by Allen De Loach.

    Printed wrappers, side staple bound, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, thin item with 16 unnumbered pages, printed on newsprint, front cover with halftone reproduction of a sculpture by Suzanne Benton, "Fertile Donation Box", rear wrapper with ads and halftone portrait of the author.

    VERY GOOD Condition: age toning as normal (printed on newsprint), otherwise bright, clean, and unmarked, a very good copy of this fragile work. OCLC locates no copies of this, or any other edition.

    One of her most acclaimed poems, written in 1960 after di Prima was pressured by her partner poet LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) to abort their child. A bewildering, raw and powerful work, from a lonely bus ride to an underground clinic to the life changing grief that came after. Di Prima believed that abortion, fraught, Illegal and dangerous as it was, was "our woman right". Diane di Prima (1934-2020) was a rare, prominent female voice in the Beat community alongside her counterparts like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.

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  • A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962 by James Lamar Weygand A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962
    James Lamar Weygand

    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three…

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    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three volumes are in NEAR FINE condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Lovely copies.

    For some reason Volume One (1956) shows up from time to time, but Volumes Two (1959) and Three (1962) rarely appear.

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  • WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? KENNETH PATCHEN Illustrated Poems **SIGNED** First Edition by Kenneth Patchen, James Laughlin WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? KENNETH PATCHEN Illustrated Poems **SIGNED** First Edition
    Kenneth Patchen, James Laughlin

    WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? The VOICE and VISION of KENNETH PATCHEN, with an afterword by JAMES LAUGHLIN.

    SIGNED on the title page by MIRIAM PATCHEN and JAMES LAUGHLIN. Additionally SIGNED on the copyright page by CAROLYN ROBERTSON and (JAMES ROBERTSON?? His signature is always very difficult). Their signatures are next to the printed statement "A YOLLA BOLLY PRESS BOOK". Carolyn and James Robertson founded and ran the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, Mendocino County, California. James Robertson died in 2001. I believe Carolyn Robertson is still involved with the Press.

    A Yolla Bolly Press Book Published by Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1984. First Edition, so stated at the top of the copyright page (published simultaneously in softcover…

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    WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? The VOICE and VISION of KENNETH PATCHEN, with an afterword by JAMES LAUGHLIN.

    SIGNED on the title page by MIRIAM PATCHEN and JAMES LAUGHLIN. Additionally SIGNED on the copyright page by CAROLYN ROBERTSON and (JAMES ROBERTSON?? His signature is always very difficult). Their signatures are next to the printed statement "A YOLLA BOLLY PRESS BOOK". Carolyn and James Robertson founded and ran the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, Mendocino County, California. James Robertson died in 2001. I believe Carolyn Robertson is still involved with the Press.

    A Yolla Bolly Press Book Published by Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1984. First Edition, so stated at the top of the copyright page (published simultaneously in softcover and hardcover). ISBN: 0871568187.

    Softcovers, 8.5x12 inches, ILLUSTRATED with 37 COLOR PLATES sandwiched between a few prelim text pages and the 24 page afterword by Laughlin. Each of the color plates is printed on its own leaf (i.e. blank backsides).

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light toning to the spine and margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An attractive, very presentable copy.

    SCARCE with the SIGNATURES of Miriam PATCHEN (b.1914 d.2000), James LAUGHLIN (b.1914 d.1997), Carolyn ROBERTSON, and James ROBERTSON (d.2001).

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  • DAVID MELTZER BROADSIDE w/ JIM HIBBARD WOODCUT **SIGNED** 1/100 by David Meltzer DAVID MELTZER BROADSIDE w/ JIM HIBBARD WOODCUT **SIGNED** 1/100
    David Meltzer

    POETRY BROADSIDE "32 BEAMS OF LIGHT..." by DAVID MELTZER, with a tipped-on WOODCUT by JAMES HIBBARD.

    Published by the Yes! Press in an edition of only 100 copies in 1970, as stated in the colophon at the bottom of the sheet.

    The BROADSIDE is SIGNED by DAVID MELTZER above his printed name. The WOODCUT is SIGNED by JIM HIBBARD below the printed image, and hand dated 12/6/70.

    The BROADSIDE SHEET, including the tipped-on woodcut, is 9x13 inches. The woodcut is 5.25x5.75 inches and is tipped-on to the upper part of the broadside.

    GOOD condition, some creasing to the margins and corners, otherwise solid and bright.

    About DAVID MELTZER, Poet (from Wikipedia):

    ******David Meltzer, b.1937 d.2016, was an American poet and…

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    POETRY BROADSIDE "32 BEAMS OF LIGHT..." by DAVID MELTZER, with a tipped-on WOODCUT by JAMES HIBBARD.

    Published by the Yes! Press in an edition of only 100 copies in 1970, as stated in the colophon at the bottom of the sheet.

    The BROADSIDE is SIGNED by DAVID MELTZER above his printed name. The WOODCUT is SIGNED by JIM HIBBARD below the printed image, and hand dated 12/6/70.

    The BROADSIDE SHEET, including the tipped-on woodcut, is 9x13 inches. The woodcut is 5.25x5.75 inches and is tipped-on to the upper part of the broadside.

    GOOD condition, some creasing to the margins and corners, otherwise solid and bright.

    About DAVID MELTZER, Poet (from Wikipedia):

    ******David Meltzer, b.1937 d.2016, was an American poet and musician of the Beat Generation and San Francisco Renaissance. One of the key poets of the Beat generation, Meltzer was also a jazz guitarist, Kabbalist scholar, and the author of books of poetry and prose. Lawrence Ferlinghetti described him as one of the great post WWII San Francisco poets.******

    About JAMES HIBBARD, Artist (from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art / Willamette University Museum website):

    ******Jim Hibbard, b.1936 d.2022, was an important Northwest artist who, after a 30-year career of exhibiting and teaching in Portland, established a new home and studio in Guanajuato, Mexico, where he continued to work productively almost until his death in 2022. The HFMA will have an retrospective of his artworks from Mexico and his earlier Portland years titled: Jim Hibbard: Back in View. The exhibition will run from May 6 - August 12, 2023.******

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  • 1927 SEA-DRINKING CITIES Charleston Poet Josephine Pinckney SIGNED LTD 1ST 1/225 by Josephine Pinckney 1927 SEA-DRINKING CITIES Charleston Poet Josephine Pinckney SIGNED LTD 1ST 1/225
    Josephine Pinckney

    SEA-DRINKING CITIES. Poems by Josephine Pinckney. Her first book. Pinckney was a Southern Woman Poet and Novelist from Charleston, South Carolina.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1927. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED & LIMITED "CHARLESTON EDITION", limited to 225 copies, this being #160. SIGNED and NUMBERED by Josephine Pinckney on the Limitation Page (page facing the title page).

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5x7.5 inches, 86 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, the spine title label has brown staining (not affecting the spine), there are light bumps to the bottom front cover corner tips and a bit of rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise the covers remain sharp and solid; internally, the pages are lightly age…

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    SEA-DRINKING CITIES. Poems by Josephine Pinckney. Her first book. Pinckney was a Southern Woman Poet and Novelist from Charleston, South Carolina.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1927. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED & LIMITED "CHARLESTON EDITION", limited to 225 copies, this being #160. SIGNED and NUMBERED by Josephine Pinckney on the Limitation Page (page facing the title page).

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5x7.5 inches, 86 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, the spine title label has brown staining (not affecting the spine), there are light bumps to the bottom front cover corner tips and a bit of rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise the covers remain sharp and solid; internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is some offsetting to the endpapers and a bit of foxing to a few pages, else bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR, price-clipped dustjacket. This very delicate and rare paper dj has completely split at the front flap fold, is splitting at the rear flap fold, has some corner tip wear and a bit of edge wear, but is complete (though again, the front flap is loose), bright and attractive in protective mylar.

    RARE SIGNED LIMITED CHARLESTON FIRST EDITION of PINCKNEY'S FIRST BOOK, with its DUSTJACKET.

    About JOSEPHINE PINCKNEY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney, b.1895 d.1957, was a novelist and poet in the literary revival of the American South after World War I. Her first book was a book of poems, Sea-Drinking Cities (1927); her best-selling novel was the social comedy, Three O'clock Dinner (1945).

    Josephine Pinckney was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Thomas Pinkney and Camilla Scott. She attended Ashley Hall and established a literary magazine there, graduating in 1912. She then attended college at the College of Charleston, Radcliffe College, and Columbia University, and held an honorary degree from the College of Charleston, given in 1935. She received the Southern Authors Award in 1946.

    As a poet, novelist, and essayist, Pinckney was an active participant in the Charleston Renaissance. In 1920, she co-founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina. She was involved in institutions such as the Charleston Museum and Dock Street Theatre and was an early proponent of the historic preservation of Charleston. She was an active member of the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, which transcribed and annotated African American songs. Both organizations met for the first time at Pinckney's home at 21 King St. in Charleston.

    She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.******

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