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  • SELLING WILTED PEONIES: Biography and Songs of Yu Hsuan-Chi, T'ang Poetess. by Wimsatt, Genevieve.
    Wimsatt, Genevieve.
    SELLING WILTED PEONIES: Biography and Songs of Yu Hsuan-Chi, T'ang Poetess.

    Edition: Limited, numbered edition.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1936. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Yu Hsuan-Chia, a girl of the people, considered the foremost poetess of The T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) in China. The story of her short and mostly very sad life is interspersed with her poems, giving them poignancy and bringing Yu Hsuan-Chia to life in a way nothing else could - her journey from an admired and talented, but simple, beauty to a discarded concubine, an alcoholic, a Taoist nun, a wanderer across China with another poet, and finally to her torture and execution for the alleged murder of her servant girl is pieced together from remnants of history. A lovely book, from the peony colored…

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    New York: Columbia University Press, 1936. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Yu Hsuan-Chia, a girl of the people, considered the foremost poetess of The T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) in China. The story of her short and mostly very sad life is interspersed with her poems, giving them poignancy and bringing Yu Hsuan-Chia to life in a way nothing else could - her journey from an admired and talented, but simple, beauty to a discarded concubine, an alcoholic, a Taoist nun, a wanderer across China with another poet, and finally to her torture and execution for the alleged murder of her servant girl is pieced together from remnants of history. A lovely book, from the peony colored endpapers to the reproductions of antique drawings and the decorations throughout by Paul Laune. #95 out of 600 copies (of which 540 were to be sold.) Foreword, notes. xi, 199 pp plus colophon.

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    Condition: Very good overall - contents near fine, some soiling to the illustrated beige cloth covers, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40291
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  • THE GREAT INDOORS by Winch, Terence
    Winch, Terence
    THE GREAT INDOORS

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Brownsville, OR: Story Line Press, 1994. First edition - Winch's first book of poetry after winning the American Book Award. 108 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 63364
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FLOGGING THE CZAR: Poems. by Winner, Robert.
    Winner, Robert.
    FLOGGING THE CZAR: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Sheep Meadow Press, (1983.). First edition - Cover praise from Gerald Stern and Thomas Lux. 67 pp. ISBN: 0-935296-395.

    Condition: Very good in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 31923
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Winters, Yvor.
    Winters, Yvor.
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: Allan Swallow, Publisher, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes poems from 1920 to 1952. While not a complete collection of his poetry, Winters states in his note at the end that this includes all the ones which he wishes to keep. 143 pp.

    Condition: Very good tan cloth in very good dust jacket (gift inscription dated Christmas 1952 on front endpaper; severe offsetting on pp 10-11 in the table of contents from two sheets of paper with some of Winters' poems typed on them which were laid in, dj is price-clipped)

    Book ID: 74453
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE EARLY POEMS OF YVOR WINTERS, 1920 -28. by Winters, Yvor.
    Winters, Yvor.
    THE EARLY POEMS OF YVOR WINTERS, 1920 -28.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: Allan Swallow, Publisher, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes his first three books of poetry - The Immobile Wind, The Magpie's Shadow, and The Bare Hills - as well as some previously uncollected poems. As Winters explains in the introduction, this book was to provide an authorized edition of his early and 'experimental' work (his earlier "Collected Poems" focused on his later and more mature work.) 148 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in grey buckram cloth in a very good minus dust jacket (previous owner's name, that of poet Elizabeth Harrod, on front endpaper, overall edgewear to dj, small hole in center of dj spine)

    Book ID: 74454
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Winters, Yvor.
    Winters, Yvor.
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Denver: The Swallow Press, Inc., (1960). Based on the 1952 edition, with some additional poems added. In his note, Winters states that will this is not a complete collection, it contains "everything which I wish to keep." Title page shows Routledge and Keegan Paul as publishers, cover has The Swallow Press. 146 pp.

    Condition: Good condition (extensive notes on one poem, a few other marks, some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 54654
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE PROOF by Winters, Yvor
    Winters, Yvor
    THE PROOF

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Early collection of poetry by this very influential writer. The first volume in the "Songs of Today Series."

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (bookplate on pastedown, spine of dj sunned, light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 8694
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE POETRY OF YVOR WINTERS. by Winters, Yvor. Introduction by Donald Davie.
    Winters, Yvor. Introduction by Donald Davie.
    THE POETRY OF YVOR WINTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chicago & Manchester: Swallow / Carcanet, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes all of the poems from the Early Poems and the Collected Poems, as well as many never previously collected and Winter's short story "The Brink of Darkness." Introductory essay by Donald Davie. Printed from the British sheets with Carcanet on the title page, Swallow Press on the spine and copyright page. Index of first lines. xii, 230 pp. ISBN: 0-804007993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54650
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • NOW, SWIM: New Poems. by Witt, Harold.
    Witt, Harold.
    NOW, SWIM: New Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ashland, Ohio: The Ashland Poetry Press, (1974). First edition - A new collection of poetry by this award-winning writer. Praise on back cover from William Stafford, James Schevill and others. 72 pp. Cover illustration by Joanne de Longchamos.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled wrappers (ownership stamp of poet Elizabeth Harrod.)

    Book ID: 74163
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Woiwode, Larry.
    EVEN TIDE.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977. First edition - The author's third book, and first collection of poems.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy blue and yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 11935
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • EMBERS: A Novel in Poems. by Wolverton, Terry.
    Wolverton, Terry.
    EMBERS: A Novel in Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - A 'work of fiction about people who actually lived' - the story of generations of women in one family from 1907 to 2000. INSCRIBED on the title page "For Cat, who's also smelled the smoke." Timeline. xvi, 156 pp. ISBN: 1888996722.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped.).

    Book ID: 52028
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE VISION OF DANTE ALIGHIERI OF PURGATORY, Vol II of the Inferno (BRITISH POETS, Volume VII.) by [Women's Rights] [DALL, CAROLINE H., from the library of, and inscribed] Dante Alighieri, translated by the Rev.Henry Francis Cary (1772-1844.)
    [Women's Rights] [DALL, CAROLINE H., from the library of, and inscribed] Dante Alighieri, translated by the Rev.Henry Francis Cary (1772-1844.)
    THE VISION OF DANTE ALIGHIERI OF PURGATORY, Vol II of the Inferno (BRITISH POETS, Volume VII.)

    Edition: First American edition of this translation.

    Philadelphia: Bradford, 1822. Hardcover first edition - This title was presumably included in a series dedicated to British poets on the basis of the highly regarded translation by the Reverend Cary. An attractive 24mo, with an engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, 376 pp. This copy is from the library of Caroline Healey Dall and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper "This book belonged/ to my dear Dr Hedge and was given to me by Charlotte. Sept 1891, C H Dall." Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912), a prolific author, and a native of Boston and daughter of a prominent merchant, became involved in many movements vital to the history of New England and the nation. As a young woman, she was…

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    Philadelphia: Bradford, 1822. Hardcover first edition - This title was presumably included in a series dedicated to British poets on the basis of the highly regarded translation by the Reverend Cary. An attractive 24mo, with an engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, 376 pp. This copy is from the library of Caroline Healey Dall and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper "This book belonged/ to my dear Dr Hedge and was given to me by Charlotte. Sept 1891, C H Dall." Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912), a prolific author, and a native of Boston and daughter of a prominent merchant, became involved in many movements vital to the history of New England and the nation. As a young woman, she was invited into the social circles of New England Transcendentalism, where she associated with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, among others. Late in her life Dall took on the role of historian of the Transcendentalist movement, publishing Margaret and Her Friends, an account of Margaret Fuller's "conversations," and Transcendentalism in New England.

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    Condition: Good condition only in three quarters tan leather with marbled boards (front board is almost detached, so in need of rebacking) An appealing small volume, with an extremely uncommon inscription by an important figure in 19th century American history and the history of women.

    Book ID: 48599
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  • Wong, Nellie
    THE DEATH OF LONG STEAM LADY

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: West End Press, 1986. First edition - A collection of poems, radical and feminist, but also rooted in her Cantonese heritage and imbued with compassion.

    Condition: Very good (some signs of reading, rubbing to wrappers, a few notes on last page.)

    Book ID: 4819
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • DREAMS IN HARRISON RAILROAD PARK. by Wong, Nellie
    Wong, Nellie
    DREAMS IN HARRISON RAILROAD PARK.

    Edition: First printing, a slim paperback.

    San Francisco: Kelsey St Press, (1978.). First edition - The first collection of poems by this radical and feminist writer, who also writes about coming to grips with her Cantonese heritage. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and drawings by Florence Wong and Lai Chop. 45 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed orange wrappers (sunning to the spine - previous owner's name, that of poet Elizabeth Harrod)

    Book ID: 74449
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Wong, Nellie
    DREAMS IN HARRISON RAILROAD PARK.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a slim paperback..

    San Francisco: Kelsey St Press, (1978.). SIGNED - The first collection of poems by this radical and feminist writer, who also writes about coming to grips with her Cantonese heritage. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and drawings by Florence Wong and Lai Chop. SIGNED by the author on the page at the back where her photograph appears, and dated in 1979. 45 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28291
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Wongar, B.
    BILMA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - First collection of poetry (interspersed with some short fiction pieces) by this Australian aborigine writer who uses B. Wongar as his pseudonym. The overall theme of his writing is the conflict between cultures, and especially the conflict as it relates to attitudes about the land. Illustrated with aboriginal paintings. ISBN: 0-8142-03701.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few l markings, and overall tight and clean in a very good dustjacket (spine faded.)

    Book ID: 21579
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  • SPIRIT WALKER. by Wood, Nancy; paintings by Frank Howell.
    Wood, Nancy; paintings by Frank Howell.
    SPIRIT WALKER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993) dj. Hardcover - The second collaboration between the Santa Fe poet, novelist and photographer Nancy Wood and artist artist Frank Howell, who is known for his paintings of Native Americans. A companion piece to their 1974 book, "Many Winters." Large format. Index, 80 pp. ISBN: 0-385309279.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64806
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  • LUMINARIES OF THE HUMBLE. by Woody, Elizabeth.
    Woody, Elizabeth.
    LUMINARIES OF THE HUMBLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - A new of poems by this award-winning Native American poet, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. Cover praise from Ursula Le Guin. SIGNED in full on the title page and INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1995. Volume 30 in the Sun Tracks Literary Series. Notes, 128 pp. ISBN: 0-816514658.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73143
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  • HELLO EARTH: Greetings from Endeavour. by Worden, Alfred M.
    Worden, Alfred M.
    HELLO EARTH: Greetings from Endeavour.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles, Nash Publishing, (1974.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Worden was the pilot of the Endeavour, the command module for the Apollo 15 space mission in 1971. During the nearly 67 hours his fellow astronauts Scott and Irwin were on the moon, Worden was in complete solitude, floating in space. . . That experience changed his life. "INSCRIBED by Worden on the front endpaper "To Esther and Harry, With Best Wishes, Al Worden, Apollo 15." [probably Esther and Harry Snyder, founders of the In-N-Out burger chain.] Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-8402-13433.

    Condition: Fine in silver boards in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54786
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  • ATOMS, SOUL MUSIC: And Other Poems. by Wormser, Baron.
    Wormser, Baron.
    ATOMS, SOUL MUSIC: And Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Paris Review Editions / British American Publishing, (1989). First edition - "An answer to those who say that contemporary poetry doesn't speak of important matters or that it is obscure." (Louis Simpson) 91 pp. ISBN: 0-945167148.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54628
    Keywords: maine, Poetry
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  • INVISIBILITIES: Poems. by Worth,Douglas.
    Worth,Douglas.
    INVISIBILITIES: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Cambridge, MA: Apple-wood Press, (1977.). First edition - His second collection of poetry. Cover praise from Richard Wilbur, A. R. Ammons (in the form of a poem called 'Fire Going'), and Denise Levertov (who called Worth 'one of the most gifted and accomplished of younger poets.'). ISBN: 0-918222-028.

    Condition: Very good in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 31922
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • STEALING THE CHILDREN. by Wright, Carolyne.
    Wright, Carolyne.
    STEALING THE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press / Boise State University, (1978). SIGNED first edition - Her first collection of poetry, INSCRIBED (in Portuguese) on the first page and dated in the year of publication "Good luck from a crazy poet." Introduction by Donald Dike. 41 pp. ISBN: 0-916272-095.

    Condition: Very good in printed olive green wrappers (some crinkling to the bottom edges of the pages.) Newspaper clipping with a humorous "guest comment" by Wright.

    Book ID: 61510
    Keywords: first book, Poetry
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  • Wright, Celeste Turner.[1906 -1999.]
    ETRUSCAN PRINCESS and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: Allan Swallow, Publisher, 1964. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in The New Poetry Series. A collection of poems with a strong sense of place - many are rooted in California and its history. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Her first collection of poems.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16956
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • A SENSE OF PLACE. by Wright, Celeste Turner [1906 -1999.]
    Wright, Celeste Turner [1906 -1999.]
    A SENSE OF PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Francestown, NH: Golden Quill Press, (1973.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second collection of poems by this noted Elizabethian scholar. Dr Wright, a pioneering educator, who received many honors, among them the a silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of California, was the first woman professor at the University of California, Davis (back when it was the annex to Berkeley and only had eight women among the students. ) INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1975. ISBN: 0-8233-02644.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, closed tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 67912
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Wright, Celeste Turner [1906 -1999.]
    SEASONED TIMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Francestown, NH: Golden Quill Press, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes the poems from 'Etruscan Princess' and 31 other poems which had not previously appeared in book form. Dr Wright, a pioneering educator, who received many honors, among them the a silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of California, was the first woman professor at the University of California, Davis (back when it was the annex to Berkeley and only had eight women among the students. ). ISBN: 0-8233-02644.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 29023
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Wright, Celeste Turner.[1906 -1999.]
    ETRUSCAN PRINCESS and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: Allan Swallow, Publisher, 1964. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in The New Poetry Series. A collection of poems with a strong sense of place - many are rooted in California and its history. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper (with the recipient's name partially erased.)

    Condition: Very good in a good dustjacket with some tape repairs on the interior.

    Book ID: 13287
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • BUFFALO YOGA: Poems. by Wright, Charles.
    Wright, Charles.
    BUFFALO YOGA: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of short lyric and longer narrative poems by this Pulitzer and National Book award winning poet. 76 pp plus notes. ISBN: 0-374-117284.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to dj at base of spine.)

    Book ID: 48980
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  • APPALACHIA. by Wright, Charles.
    Wright, Charles.
    APPALACHIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this Pulitzer and National Book award winning poet, the final book in his trilogy of trilogies. 64 pp plus notes. ISBN: 0-374-117284.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket .

    Book ID: 58063
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  • POETRY, Volume CLXVII, Number 3, December 1995. by (Wright, Charles; William Dickey, Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon et al) Parish, Joseph, editor.
    (Wright, Charles; William Dickey, Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon et al) Parish, Joseph, editor.
    POETRY, Volume CLXVII, Number 3, December 1995.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Chicago: 1995. First edition - Contributions from Paul Mariani, Charles Wright, Philip Booth, William Dickey, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon and others. Pp 125-170 plus memoriams for Stephen Spender and May Sarton and advertisements.

    Condition: Very near fine in white wrappers.

    Book ID: 55952
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  • THE POET IN THE POEM: The Personae of Eliot, Yeats, and Pound. by Wright, George T.
    Wright, George T.
    THE POET IN THE POEM: The Personae of Eliot, Yeats, and Pound.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1960. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as the first book to focus on the persona - or the speaker within the poem - as a structural element of all poems. Number 4 in the Perspectives In Criticism Series. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper - "Here is the awkward child. Thanks for helping me make it less awkward." and simply signed "Ted." xii, 167 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the dj) Uncommon, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 74611
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