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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.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light sunning to the jacket spine. Sunning to the edges of the boards. Winner of the 1978 Lamont Poetry Selection by the American Academy of Poets. Her second collection of poetry. She died in 2010.
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.