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.
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.
Philadelphia: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Temple University, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in blue cloth boards; as issued without a dust jacket. This is the hardbound issue, said to be much less common than the paperback issue. A collection of poetry. Irvis was was the first African American to serve as a speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction.
New York: Macmillan, 1951. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Slight darkening to the spine. Owner name on front free endpaper. Winner of the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
New York: Atheneum, 1970. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. A paperback original. Advance review copy with publisher's promotional slip laid in. Winner of the National Book Award for poetry in 1971. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.
Yonkers: Alicat Publishing, 1947. First edition. A collection of poetry. Fine in a near fine envelope. This is Willeford's first appearance in print and includes a number of poems such as 'Entrance To An Era'; In Time of This'; 'I Passed Over the River'; 'Basement Pastoral' & 'The Apocalypse'). This is from From the Alicat Outcast Series of Chapbook Series, No. VIII. The other poets represented are: : P. K. Thomajan, Miriam Allan deFord, Robert Anthony and F. H. Kaler. Printed envelope. Loose sheets.