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21 (Baker, Hettie Gray). Crane, Nathalia LAVA LANE / And Other Poems
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. 1925. Good 
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925.. 1925.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. The binding is dampstained. The covers are bumped with a tiny stain to the front edge of the front cover. The spine is darkened with the head lightly frayed. Half-title, title, [v] & 68 pages. The front hinge is partially cracked & the top end of the front endpaper is detached. The front endpaper & half-title are darkened & the top & inner edges of the remaining pages are darkened. There is occasional foxing. Good only.

First trade edition.

From the library of Hettie Gray Baker with her bookplate on the front pastedown. Baker (1881-1957), was a pioneer woman in the film industry. As a film editor and writer she contributed to numerous films, including writing scenario and story scripts for several silent films based on Jack London classics. Among these were "Burning Daylight: The Adventures of 'Burning Daylight' in Alaska" (1914), "The Valley of the Moon" (1914), and "The Chechako" (1914). She edited legendary Western film director John Ford's early film "The Iron Horse" (1924). She later became known for her knowledge of Siamese cats and wrote several cat books, including "Cat Tales" published by Farrar Strauss and Young. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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22 (Balzac, Honore de). Oliver, E. J BALZAC THE EUROPEAN
London and New York: Sheed and Ward, (1959). (1959). Very good 
London and New York: Sheed and Ward, (1959).. (1959).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with its top edge lightly chipped. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 209 pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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23 (Barnes, Djuna). Messerli, Douglas DJUNA BARNES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
[NY]: David Lewis, 1975. 1975. Very good 
[NY]: David Lewis, 1975.. 1975.. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt. Slightly bumped, soiled & faded. xx & 131 pp. Very good.

Limited edition of 500 copies. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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24 (Barrett Browning, Elizabeth). Wise, Thomas J A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Folkestone and London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1970. 1970. Fine 
Folkestone and London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1970.. 1970.. Fine. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt, in a price-clipped dw. xv & 247 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates [reproductions of manuscript pages and title pages]. Near fine.

Reprinted from the edition printed for private circulation by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., London, 1918. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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25 (Barthelme, Donald; Rosenfeld, Isaac; Seferis, George; Morgenstern, Christian; Kunitz, Stanley; et al) NEW WORLD WRITING 20
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1962). (1962). Very good 
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1962).. (1962).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is slightly rubbed & bumped with some very light staining to the rear cover. The dust wrapper is rubbed & lightly chipped with some light dampstaining. 215 pages plus 2- page publisher's catalog. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Subtitled on the dust jacket: "Fiction, poetry, criticism from England, France, Germany, Greece, New Zealand and the United States". Among the contents is an early piece by Donald Barthelme, "The Big Broadcast of 1938". There is also a symposium on ""Father and Son" by Stanley Kunitz with Josephine Miles, Robert Beloof, Robert Lowell and Stanley Kunitz.

Scarce in cloth. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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26 (Baskin, Leonard). Hecht, Anthony FLIGHT AMONG THE TOMBS: Poems by Anthony Hecht. SIGNED by the poet
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. 1996. 0679450955 / 9780679450955 Fine Signed
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.. 1996.. Fine. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket has very light creasing to the head of its spine. [ix], 76 & [1] pages plus colophon. Illustrated in black & white with full-page wood engravings by Leonard Baskin. Near fine.

First edition.

Signed by the poet on the half-title. Signed copies of the book are uncommon. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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27 (Bauhoff, Ellwood). Beach, Ransford GINGER SNAPS
Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance & Company, (1956). (1956). Very good 
Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance & Company, (1956).. (1956).. Very good. - Octavo, brick red cloth. The extremities are rubbed. There are some tiny brown marks & some very light white staining to the rear cover. 47 pages. Head- & tail-pieces and full-page illustrations in black & white by Ellwood Bauhoff. Very good.

First edition.

Edited and arranged by the author's niece, Marta Dannenbaum. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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28 (Beard, Frank). Eggleston, Edward THE HOOSIER SCHOOL- MASTER
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1871. 1871. Good 
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1871.. 1871.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. 226 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated in black & white by Frank Beard with engraved plates, including a frontispiece, and with full-page & textual illustrations. A small area of the surface of the front endpaper is rubbed away & there is occasional staining & light foxing. Good.

First edition, fifth printing [BAL 5096]. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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29 (Beckett, Samuel). Calder, John; et al BECKETT AT 60: A FESTSCHRIFT
London: Calder & Boyars, (1967). (1967). Good 
London: Calder & Boyars, (1967).. (1967).. Good. - Octavo, red cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with some light foxing. Its extremities are slightly darkened & there are The remnants of a price- sticker on its front flap. vii, 99 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white with a frontispiece portrait by Avigdor Arikha & 4 full-page illustrations. There is a partial purple stamp on the front endpaper. Good.

First edition.

Among the contributors are Fernando Arrabal, George Devine, Martin Esslin, Jocelyn Herbert, Harold Hobson, Jack MacGowran, Robert Pinget, Harold Pinter and Madeleine Renaud. The introduction is by John Calder. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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30 (Behan, Beatrice). Behan, Brendan HOLD YOUR HOUR AND HAVE ANOTHER
London: Hutchinson, (1963). (1963). Very good 
London: Hutchinson, (1963).. (1963).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There are tears to the front flap & the top edge of the rear panel of the dust jacket & the rear panel is lightly soiled. The jacket spine & the adjacent edges of the panels are faded & there is a light stain to the spine. 192 pages. Black- and-white textual illustrations after drawings by Beatrice Behan. Near fine in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

A collection of Behan's writings drawn from a series of weekly articles he contributed to the "Irish Press". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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31 (Behrens, Roy R.). Klinkowitz, Jerome THE LIFE OF FICTION
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1977). (1977). Very good 
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1977).. (1977).. Very good. - Square octavo, cloth, in a white dw. There is very light spotting to the top edges of the boards; the dw is lightly soiled & chipped with a tear to the top edge of the front panel. 156 & [3] pp. There is a tiny stain to the last page. B&W illustrations by Roy R. Behrens. Very good in a good dw.

Includes chapters on Ronald Sukenick, Hunter S. Thompson, Walter Abish, Donald Barthelme, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Ishmael Reed and Russell Banks, among others. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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32 (Bell, Elizabeth; Berke, Jacqueline; Brannon, Lil; et al). Waldrep, Tom; editor WRITERS ON WRITING. Volume II
New York: Random House, (1988). (1988). 0394367715 / 9780394367712 Fine 
New York: Random House, (1988).. (1988).. Fine. - Octavo, decorative paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed. xv, 218 & [1] pages. Near fine.

First edition of the second volume in this series. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY AND INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS. Second Series, Number Thirty-Three., (Bellow, Saul; Vonnegut, Kurt; et al).
33 (Bellow, Saul; Vonnegut, Kurt; et al). PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY AND INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS. Second Series, Number Thirty-Three.
New York: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1982. 1982. Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed grayish green wrappers. The wraps are very slightly bumped with a small area of rubbing to the rear wrap. [viii] & 93 pages. There is some very light foxing to the fore-edge and to the top & bottom edges. The wrappers are slightly bowed. Very good.

Among the contents are commemorative tributes to John Cheever by Saul Bellow, to Archibald MacLeish by Howard Nemerov, to Marcel Breuer by I. M. Pei and to William Saroyan by Kurt Vonnegut. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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BENN: Sein Leben in Bildern und Texten. Zusammengestellt von Holger Hof, (Benn, Gottfried). Hof, Holger
34 (Benn, Gottfried). Hof, Holger BENN: Sein Leben in Bildern und Texten. Zusammengestellt von Holger Hof
Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 2007. 2007. Fine 
Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 2007.. 2007.. Fine. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 10 inches wide. Pictorial black & white boards backed with a blue cloth spine, titled in white on the spine. The corners of the covers are bumped. 279 & [1] pages, profusely illustrated in black & white throughout. Near fine. The text is in German. The German expressionist poet, essayist and novelist Gottfried Benn (1886- 1956) was also a doctor of medicine. Briefly a supporter of Germany's National Socialist revolution, he later sharply criticized the movement. His poetry booklet "Morgue and Other Poems" published in 1912 established his reputation as an expressionist poet before the start of the first World War. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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35 (Bernhard, Thomas). Mittermayer, Manfred; Huber, Martin; Karlhuber, Peter; editors THOMAS BERNHARD UND SEINE LEBENSMENSCHEN. DER NACHLASS
(Linz: Adalbert-Stifter Institut des Landes Oberosterreich}, (2001). (2001). Very good 
(Linz: Adalbert-Stifter Institut des Landes Oberosterreich}, (2001).. (2001).. Very good. - Small folfio [11 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The extremities are slightly rubbed. 206 & [2] pages. Profuse photographic illustrations and facsimiles in color and black & white. Near fine.

Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title held in Vienna and Linz in 2001. The text is in German. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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36 (Bernstein, Leonard). Catala, Rafael CIRCULO CUADRADO
(Long Island City, NY: Las Americas Publishing Company, Inc., 1974). 1974). Good Signed
(Long Island City, NY: Las Americas Publishing Company, Inc., 1974).. 1974).. Good. - Octavo, printed cream wraps (soiled; spine & extremities darkened) with portrait of poet on rear wrap. 66 pp. (light creasing to bottom edge of several pages). Good.

From the library of Leonard Bernstein [Sotheby Sale 7070, Lot #160], inscribed in Spanish to Bernstein and his wife Felicia by Cuban poet Catala on the front endpaper. Bernstein has penciled "p. 37" on the front wrap. On this page is the poem "La misa de Leonardo Bernstein": "...Santo es el 'Broadway musical' / y el jazz y la misa y el negro y el chino y el blanco y tú y yo / Leonardo Bernstein integra la nueva iglesia de hombres / que de antaņo clama pero no se oye: Laudamus te." Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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37 (Bernstein, Leonard). Inman, Will LAMENT AND PSALM
(Crescent City, FL: New Athenaeum Press, 1960). 1960). Very good Signed
(Crescent City, FL: New Athenaeum Press, 1960).. 1960).. Very good. - Octavo, printed rust textured paper wraps (spine & top edges of wraps faded; tiny stain to front wrap). 21 pp. plus colophon. Near fine internally.

From the library of Leonard Bernstein [Sotheby Sale 7070, Lot #160], inscribed to him by the poet on the front endpaper: "For Leonard Bernstein with profound thanks for the beautiful Jeremiah Symphony and for the glorious interpretations of Beethoven's music / 27 October 1960". Will Inman has signed his name on the title page and has also added a note at the end of the colophon: "a book of lyrics coming out in the spring." 
Price: 65.00 USD

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38 (Bernstein, Leonard). Margot-Parle, Delina; Schmuller, Aaron; Fox, Grace Gilombardo THREE CONTEMPORARY POETS: Delina Margot-Parle, Aaron Schmuller, Grace Gilombardo Fox
NY: Poets of America Publishing Company, 1960. 1960. Very good Signed
NY: Poets of America Publishing Company, 1960.. 1960.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth (bumped; dent to bottom edge of front cover) titled in gilt, in dw (chipped with piece out of head of dw spine; light soiling & small stains to front panel; dw spine & extremities faded). [x] & 124 pp. (page edges slightly darkened; endpapers darkened with light soiling to front endpaper). Very good in good dw.

From the library of Leonard Bernstein [Sotheby Sale 7070, Lot #160], inscribed to him by Aaron Schmuller on the front endpaper: "For Leonard Bernstein with greetings and good wishes--A Schmuller Esq". Laid in is a folded publicity flier for Schmuller's Crossing the Borderland: Poems and Translations on which is typed "Comments on volume 4. Published by Villiers Publications Ltd. London, 1959." One of the reviews quoted on the flier describes Schmuller as "one of the foremost students of and translators of Yiddish literature." Dust jacket present. 
Price: 65.00 USD

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39 (Berrigan, Ted; Blackburn, Paul; Di Prima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Oppenheimer, Joel; Owens, Rochelle; et al) THE EASTSIDE SCENE / (an anthology of a time and a place). Edited by Allen De Loach
Buffalo, NY: University Press, State University of New York at Buffalo, (1968). (1968). Very good 
Buffalo, NY: University Press, State University of New York at Buffalo, (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial cream & black wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled. The spine is sunned with a crease to the lower half. xxii & 326 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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40 (Berryman, John). Kelly, Richard J JOHN BERRYMAN: A CHECKLIST. With a foreword by William Meredith and an introduction by Michael Berryhill
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1972. 1972. Fine 
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1972.. 1972.. Fine. - (The Scarecrow Bibliographies, No. 8). Octavo, green cloth titled in white. xxxvi & 105 pp. Fine.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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