New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some damp staining to the bottom of the boards. Toning to the white jacket. The first collection of poetry by the African-American author who won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for Vice: New and Selected Poems. She died in 2010. Stated first edition.
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San Francisco: Grape Press, 1971. First edition. A near fine book in staplebound wrappers. Some darkening to the outer page edges. A collection of poety published in an edition of 300 copies. Signed by Codrescu on the title page. Codrescu is a poet and writer who often appears on National Public Radiio.
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1966. Paperback. First edition thus. A very good book in black and white paper wraps. A paperback original. This is a reissue of the original book published in 1963. Price on rear cover is inked out. Toning and soiling to the front and rear covers. Number 18 in the Pocket Poets Series published by City Lights Books and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. One of 50 numbered, deluxe copies signed Grass (out of a total edition of 350. This is #12 of 50. Contains poems in the original German and English translations by Michael Hamburger on facing pages. A fine hardbound edition, without dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.
New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1999. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in a publisher's plain glossy white wrappers. An early printing issued in advance of the American edition of Heaney's glorious translation of the Anglo-Saxon legend. The U.S. edition is presented in a bilingual format and is laid out the translation next to the original language with each paragraph numbered.
New York: FSG, 1996. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is the transcript of Seamus Heaney's speech upon acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 in which he makes a "powerful defense of poetry as the ship and the anchor of our spirit within an ocean of violent, divisive politics and world sorrow," according to the publisher.
New York: Farrar Straus Grioux, 1995. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. An mid-career prose work by Heaney who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this collection of essays Heaney explores the poetry of a wide range of writers from Christopher Marlowe to Oscar Wilde.
New York: Viking, 1978. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Oblong quarto. Front board is splayed, maybe from moisture. Jacket is worn at the front flap fold. Poems by Ted Hughes. Poetry by Ted Hughes. 27 full-page black & white illustrations by Leonard Baskin who illustrated many of Hughes' books. Critics frequently call Hughes one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 275. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Bottom corners lightly tapped. Review copy with publisher's review slip laid into the book. Critics frequently call him one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Jacket design and illustrations by Leonard Baskin.
New York: Harper and Bros. 1957. First U.S. edition. A near book in a close to fine dust jacket. The author's first book of poetry. Slight darkening to the jacket spine. Slight offsetting to the front free endpapers. With H-G on the colophon page. Hughes was awarded the First Publication award by a panel that consisted of W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore and Stephen Spender.
New York: Harper, 1960. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. First U.S. edition.† A fine book in a close to near fine dust jacket. One snag to the rear panel and ink mark on rear panel.† This is the first printing, first issue copy with Harper stamped on the book spine and page 5 being numbered.† A lovely copy in publisher's purple cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. $3 price on the front flap.† The author's second book, following the smashing success of The Hawk in the Rain.
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 100. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Critics frequently call him one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. The book is a diary in poetic form that details the everyday life of a working farm, where he lived and worked in Devon in the 1970's. First published in 1979 the book was expanded in later years.
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 125. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. A review copy with publisher's material and author photograph laid into the book. Critics frequently call Hughes one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. The 47 poems here are about fishing and rivers, but so much more. Said Faber, his English publisher: "Inspired by Hughes's love of fishing and by his environmental activism, the poems are a deftly and passionately attentive chronicle of change over the course of the seasons."