List #1- Poetry

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202 Mildorf Street

Rochester, New York 14609 

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List No. 1  POETRY

Book conditions listed as Good, Good-plus, Very good (or VG), Fine, or As New, or in some cases more specific description. DJ= dust jacket.

Yahuda Amichai, Great Tranquility: Questions and Answers. Translated by Glenda Abramson and Tudor Parfitt. New York: Harper & Row 1983. Hardcover, VG in dust jacket, signed by Amichai in English and Hebrew.   $30

Philip Appleman, Summer Love and Surf, Nashville: Vanderbilt UP 1968. 1st,  Hardcover. A very sound copy, sunned; some shelf-wear. $20.

W. H. Auden, Homage to Clio. London: Faber & Faber, 1960. Very good, cloth, in original, lightly worn, lightly chipped DJ   $50.

Charles Baxter, Chameleon. With cover art and interior drawings by Mary E. Minor. New Rivers Press, New York, 1970. Paper. Good copy of author’s rare first book sunned, some age discoloration. Signed by the author with inscription on leaf: “Dear Mr. Poulin, Noting that you’re putting together an anthology, I decided to send you my book. I am 23 and a good student at SUNY Buffalo. Hope that perhaps you find something here to your liking.” $70. The anthology that he refers to is the first edition of Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Alfred Poulin, Jr.

Stephen Berg, With Akhmatova at the Black Gates: Variations. Foreword by Hayden Carruth. Urbana: U of Illinois Press 1981. Cloth, near fine, in VG cover with a couple chips at top and bottom of spine. $17

Robert Bly, Gratitude to Old Teachers. Frontispiece illus by Robert Marx. Brockport NY: BOA Editions, 1993. Fine. 1st. Cloth, limited edition of a chapbook published by BOA. Bound in French papers and quarter cloth over boards. One of two signed, numbered series.  This series i.-x., were signed by Bly and Marx, this copy is iv. Fine copy. $70.

Nina Bogen, In the North. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1989. First, Very good in Fine DJ. Scarce. $20.

Robert Bly. The Man in the Black Coat Turns. Hardcover. First. Dial Press, 1981. VG to fine. A little rough spot on protective plastic cover. Signed by Bly on front leaf. $50.

Besmilr Brigham, Heaved from the Earth. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1971. Cloth, very good in a VG (slightly  chipped DJ). Previous owners name and address on leaf. $80.

Lucille Clifton, Good Woman: Poems and a memoir, 1969-1980. Brockport NY: BOA Editions, 1980. First, stated. Cloth, near fine in near-fine DJ, slight shelf wear. Only 500 copies of the cloth edition were bound. $60.

Kenneth Fearing. Stranger at Coney Island. Harcourt Brace, 1948. Hardover, First. Some smudge and wear to DJ back, else very good with clear plastic protective cover. $50.


John Haines. Meditation on a Skull Carved in Crystal. Brooding Heron Press, Waldron Island 1989. A limited letterpress edition, lettered A-Z; cloth over boards. This copy is letter C, and signed by Haines. Fine. $175.

Sam Hamill, trans. Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese. Preface by W. S. Merwin; translator’s Intro by Hamill. Rochester: BOA Editions, 2000. Original edition of this book; a revised and updated edition was published by Tiger Bark Press in 2013. Cloth. Near fine.  $85.

Mark Jarman. Questions for Ecclesiastes. Story Line Press. 1997. Hardcover. Winner of the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Fine in a near-fine DJ, showing the slightest shelf wear. $40.

Galway Kinnell, A New Selected Poems. Houghton Mifflin 2000. Uncorrected proofs in wraps. VG, with some shelf-wear. Signed by Kinnell to previous owner $30.00.

Galway Kinnell. Two Poems. Janus Press, 1979. With offset lithographs throughout by Claire Van Vliet. Limited edition of 185, this is no. 148 signed by Kinnell and Vliet. A fine copy with clear plastic protective cover. $150.00

Laurence Lieberman, Compass of the Dying, U. Arkansas, 1998, hardcover, very good copy, slight shelf wear to DJ. Warmly inscribed by author “To Gerry” [Stern] from Stern’s collection. $50

Laurence Lieberman, The Creole Mephistopheles, Collier Books, 1988, inscribed by Lieberman to “Gerry,” [Stern] from Stern’s collection, paperback, VG with some shelf wear. $35.00.

John Logan. The Bridge of Change. BOA Editions, 1982. Limited edition, hardcover, no dust jacket, quarter cloth and French paper over boards. From limited series, lettered A-Z, this copy signed and lettered “W” by Logan. $40

Mina Loy. Mina Loy: Woman and Poet, edited by Maeera Shreiber & Keith Tuma. National Poetry Foundation, 1998. VG copy, first paperback edition. $75

Thomas Lux, The Blind Swimmer: Selected Early Poems, 1970-1975. Adastra Press, 1996. First Edition, stated, Inscribed by Lux to Kurt [Brown] and Laure-Anne [Bosselaar]. Very good copy with some shelf wear to bottom edge. $40

William Matthews. Flood. Atlantic Monthly Press/ Little Brown, 1982. Hardcover. Inscribed by Matthews to previous owner. Very good, clean copy in DJ. $50.

Jerome Mazzaro. Changing the Windows. Ohio UP, 1966. Hardcover. Very good copy, moderate wear to cover but cover protected by clear plastic wrap. Inscribed by Mazzaro on title page. Small pen edits to several poems in the poet’s hand. $40.

Jerome Mazzaro. The Figure of Dante: An Essay on the Vita Nuova (Prose) Princeton University Press 1981. Cloth. Published without jacket, but with clear plastic. Inscribed by Mazzaro to previous owner on the title page. Fine copy. $30.

W. S. Merwin, The Carrier of Ladders. New York: Atheneum, 1970.  Paper, good, sound binding, some shelf wear, sunned, previous owner’s sig on front leaf. Inscribed by Merwin on front leaf. $30

W. S. Merwin. Selected Translations, 1948-1968. New York: Atheneum. Paper. Good sound binding, shelf wear, sunned. Signed by Merwin on front leaf. Previous owner’s sig on leaf. $25.

Howard Nemerov, New and Selected Poems, Univ. Chicago Press, 1960. Hardcover. Very good in very good DJ, with minor shelf wear, clear plastic cover. Signed by Nemerov on the half-title page. $50.

Naomi Shihab Nye. Red Suitcase. Brockport, NY: BOA Editions, 1994. Uncorrected proofs in wraps. $30.

David Ray. Demons in the Diner. Ashland, OH: Ashland Poetry Press, 1999. Paper. Very good copy, very small stain on the cover. Signed  by Ray on the title page. $20

David Ray. The Maharani’s New Wall and Other Poems. Wesleyan UP. Cloth. Fine in fine d.j $20

David Ray. Wool Highways and Other Poems.  Kansas City, MO: Helicon Nine Editions, 1993. Paperback. Near fine with very modest shelf wear. Signed by Ray on title page. $20.

Mary Ruefle. Beyond Sunset. Prose poems on set of 11 cards, bound by a delicately printed band. No date. Lovely, and scarce. $32.

Edward Arlington Robinson, The Glory of the Nightingales, Macmillan, 1930, cloth ltd edition, signed and numbered by Robinson, #484/500.  Book is clean and solid, save for small tatter on the top spine. However, the slipcover is tattered, tape reinforced, with a piece missing. $100.00

Louis Simpson, Caviare at the Funeral. New York: Franklin Watts, 1980. Cloth, VG in almost VG DJ, some shelf wear. Signed by Simpson, $30.

William Stafford. Things that Happen where There Aren’t Any People. Brockport NY: BOA Editions, 1980. 38pp. Cloth, VG in good DJ (shelf wear). Only 500 copies of the trade edition bound in hardcover with dust jacket (and only 600 in paper), Stafford’s scarcest title. Signed by Stafford on title page. $60.

William Stafford. Things that Happen where There Aren’t Any People. Brockport NY: BOA Editions, 1980. 38pp. One of 50 copies in ltd edition binding, French papers and quarter cloth. There are 3 limt. Series, I-X, A-Z, and i-xiv. This copy is iii, and signed by Stafford on the colophon page.  Fine copy. $100.

Jean Valentine. The Under Voice: Selected Poems. Salmon Publishing, Galway, Ireland. Not published in the US. Inscribed by author to previous owner. VG–book shows very slight shelf wear. $30.

C. D. Wright, Translations of the Gospels Back into Tongues. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press 1982. Paper, which was published simultaneously with the cloth bound. Fine with minor shelf wear. $70.