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  • ZIZWE: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land; An African Tale. by Alhamisi, Ahmed Akinwole Ato.
    Alhamisi, Ahmed Akinwole Ato.
    ZIZWE: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land; An African Tale.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Detroit: Wakweli Publications, (1974.). First edition - A book which is very much a product of the late 60s and early 70s: An African boy on his way to manhood encounters a creature blocking the road with a gun in one hand and a Bible in the other - "the creature with outstretched arms and hands began to speak of nonviolence and peace, of grants and foundations, of professorships in Black Studies at white universities" but seeing what was in his heart, the young warrior shot him. Illustrated with photographs By Kwadwo Oluwale Akpan. Unpaginated (24 pp.), printed in sepia as well as black on yellow stock. A slim and attractive chapbook.

    Condition: Fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 53739
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  • SECRET SANTA. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    SECRET SANTA.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    New York: Mysterious Bookshop, 2015. SIGNED first edition - An original short story, one of a series commissioned by the bookshop as a holiday gift - each is set during the Christmas season and at least partially takes place in the bookshop. SIGNED on the title page. Unpaginated (24 pp)

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81012
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  • Barrett, Faith.
    INVISIBLE AXIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Etherdome, 2001. First edition - Small poetry chapbook. 20 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 37952
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • METRO STOP DOSTOEVSKY: Travels in Russian Time / STOLEN FIGS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN CALABRIA. by Bengis, Ingrid / Mark Rotella.
    Bengis, Ingrid / Mark Rotella.
    METRO STOP DOSTOEVSKY: Travels in Russian Time / STOLEN FIGS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN CALABRIA.

    Edition: Advance except.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, (2003). First edition - A limited edition chapbook, containing excerpts from two forthcoming travel books, published dos-a-dos. 21 pp and 14 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 76220
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  • GRATITUDE TO OLD TEACHERS: Poems. by Bly, Robert.
    Bly, Robert.
    GRATITUDE TO OLD TEACHERS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing. Poetry chapbook.

    Brockport, NY: BOA Editions Limited, (1993.). First edition - A collection of poems either dedicated to - or about - poets including Wallace Stevens, William Stafford, James Wright, William Carlos Williams and others. Frontispiece by Robert Marx. No. 8 in the BOA Pamphlets Series. One of an edition of 1500 copies, 1390 in wrappers. 21 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 1880238012.

    Condition: Fine in plain white stapled wrappers with a printed outer wrapper (as new)

    Book ID: 53620
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • CHACO CANYON. by Bowers, Edgar.
    Bowers, Edgar.
    CHACO CANYON.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Los Angeles:] [The Symposium Press,] n.d. [1988.]. SIGNED first edition - A slightly oversized chapbook containing one long poem. Cover photo of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon by Paul Logsdon. SIGNED inside the rear cover.While Bowers published relatively few poems during a long career, in his obituary Arthur Mortenson comments that "there are few, if any, American poets in the last fifty years who have produced work of such tender and thoughtful elegance." 8 pp. ISBN: 0-936576146.

    Condition: Fine in stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 48248
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry, southwest
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  • PRIMER FOR BLACKS. by Brooks, Gwendolyn.
    Brooks, Gwendolyn.
    PRIMER FOR BLACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: The Black Position Press. (1980.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon first publication of this slim chapbook containing 'Three Preachments' - the title poem, a poem 'To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals' and a prose piece 'Requiem Before Revival.' INSCRIBED on the first page by Brooks. 15 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in light blue stapled wrappers - sunning to the edges of the covers, interior fine.

    Book ID: 46342
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  • A TO Z: 26 Sermonettes. by Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    A TO Z: 26 Sermonettes.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Mill Valley, CA: Syzygy Press, (1986.). First edition - Twenty-six brief and sometimes humorous poems by this San Francisco poet and avant garde film-maker. A slim chapbook, produced by Joel Singer. Unpaginated (20 pp). ISBN: 0-9608372-48.

    Condition: Fine in dull gold stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 51557
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  • THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration. by Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pterodactyl Press, (1965.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon first appearance of this single poem, issued as Pterodactyl Press Chap Book No. 1. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- with joy" and signed "James." 5 pp.

    Condition: Very good in stapled red wrappers (some spotting to the covers, contents fine.)

    Book ID: 51560
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  • THE BIGGEST HALF OF ANY ORANGE. by Christmann, Carla.
    Christmann, Carla.
    THE BIGGEST HALF OF ANY ORANGE.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Pacifica, CA; Ink Blot Press, (1977). First edition - Printed on gold paper, 16 pp. hand sewn in orange wrappers.

    Condition: Near fine (name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page.)

    Book ID: 68148
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • HOW OFTEN DO WE REMEMBER? Seven Poems. by Clare, Elizabeth.
    Clare, Elizabeth.
    HOW OFTEN DO WE REMEMBER? Seven Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oakland, CA: Amphibian Press, 1987. dj. SIGNED first edition - An early work by the transgender poet, writer and activist Eli Clare, a group of poems written on the Great Peace March forGlobal Nuclear Disarmament, an eight and a half month walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. INSCRIBED on the first page "-- much love, Elizabeth" and dated in July 1987. Designed, handset and printed by Elizabeth Johnson at the Eucalyptus Press Mills College, Oakland, California. Hand tied in black wrappers with a terra cotta outer wrapper. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease to outer wrapper)

    Book ID: 65158
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  • Clark, Kevin.
    GRANTING THE WOLF.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    (Pittsford NY): State Street Press Chapbooks, 1984. SIGNED first edition - Poet's first book, a small chapbook, published in a limited edition of only 400 copies. The powerful first poem in this book 'Widow Under a New Moon' became the title of his second chapbook. SIGNED by Clark on the title page and also INSCRIBED on the dedication page "For... that the wolf will articulate its howl in our work, Thanks" and dated in 1987. Designed and printed at the Visual Arts Workshop, Rochester, NY. Cover art by Janet Mardrosian. 29 pp.

    Condition: Fine in white stapled wrappers in an illustrated gray outer wrapper.

    Book ID: 36872
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • SEEK THE HOUSE OF RELATIVES (The Blue Cloud Quarterly, Vol 29, No 4.) by Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth.
    Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth.
    SEEK THE HOUSE OF RELATIVES (The Blue Cloud Quarterly, Vol 29, No 4.)

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook in stapled wrappers.

    Marvin, South Dakota: The Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, 1983. First edition - The scarce second book (consisting of poetry and one short story), by this member of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe. One of a series of chapbooks issued by the Blue Cloud Abbey. Cover illustration by Sam Leader Charge. Unpaginated [24 pp.]

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 45406
    View cart More details Price: $95.00
  • THE PLANT MAGIC MAN. by Durrell, Lawrence.
    Durrell, Lawrence.
    THE PLANT MAGIC MAN.

    Edition: First thus- a slim trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. First edition - An essay by Durrell on his experience with Ludo Chardenon, a herbalist in Arles, Provence. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. The fifth title in the 'Yes! Capra Chapbook Series' edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Illustrated with small decorations and woodcuts throughout. 25 pp plus a facsimile copy of Chardenon's preparations and plants, a final woodcut, a photograph of Chardenon and Durrell and the colophon. ISBN: 0-912264-519.

    Condition: Very good overall in illustrated wrappers (small chip to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 60795
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  • JOURNEY. by Flexner, Eleanor.
    Flexner, Eleanor.
    JOURNEY.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Holyoke, MA: By the author, 1986. First edition - Uncommon collection of poems by this writer who was a feminist and activist best known for her landmark history on the women's rights movement in the US - "Century of Struggle" - as well as for a biography of Mary Wollstonecraft. Published late in her life, these 18 poems (in 4 sections) are a reflection of moments over the years - with the final section named "Future." In 2020, Flexner was the subject of an article in the New York Times in their series "Forgotten No More" which places her firmly in history as a pioneering feminist in an era when feminism was disregarded. This was chapbook was presumably printed…

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    Holyoke, MA: By the author, 1986. First edition - Uncommon collection of poems by this writer who was a feminist and activist best known for her landmark history on the women's rights movement in the US - "Century of Struggle" - as well as for a biography of Mary Wollstonecraft. Published late in her life, these 18 poems (in 4 sections) are a reflection of moments over the years - with the final section named "Future." In 2020, Flexner was the subject of an article in the New York Times in their series "Forgotten No More" which places her firmly in history as a pioneering feminist in an era when feminism was disregarded. This was chapbook was presumably printed in only a limited number of copies: Worldcat only shows 5 holdings. Unpaginated (28 pp)

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    Condition: Very good in sky blue stapled covers with black lettering.

    Book ID: 84045
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  • Foster, Alan Dean, Illustrated by Stephen C. Garris
    THE HORROR ON THE BEACH: A Tale in the Cthlulhu Mythos.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Diego, CA: Valcour & Krueger, Inc, (for Shroud, Publishers) 1978. First edition - SIGNED by Foster on the title page. Volume 4 in the Library Lovecraftian - this story, the Cthluhu appears on a beach near Santa Barbara, California. One of 995 copies. A slim volume, just 50 pp., including a publisher's afterword and 5 pp of advertisements for other titles.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated covers, uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 35022
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  • ON THE REZ & MY GARDEN (BOOK) by Frazier, Ian & Kincaid, Jamaica.
    Frazier, Ian & Kincaid, Jamaica.
    ON THE REZ & MY GARDEN (BOOK)

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Described as a limited edition chapbook, this features 18 pages excerpts from both of the above forthcoming books, bound back to back in stapled wrapper. This copy is SIGNED by BOTH authors on the title pages for their selection.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 56804
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  • AMERICAN JOURNEY: Twenty-five sonnets. by Gittings, Robert.
    Gittings, Robert.
    AMERICAN JOURNEY: Twenty-five sonnets.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    London: Heinemann, 1972. First edition - A sequence of poems which describe a winter journey to America - from New England to Tennessee to the West Coast. 31 pp. ISBN: 0-435-143581.

    Condition: Fine in stiff stapled plain white wrappers in a very good olive green printed outer wrapper (sunning to the spine edge of the outer wrapper.)

    Book ID: 53692
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • SIC TRANSIT. by John-Brown.
    John-Brown.
    SIC TRANSIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Glenolden PA: Horse Press, (1981). SIGNED first edition - A title in the "Incidental Chapbook series." INSCRIBED inside the front cover "To K-- with love, John." A slim volume. 20 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Uncommon. Not in OCLC.

    Book ID: 61174
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
    View cart More details Price: $34.50
  • Kenny, Maurice.
    DANCING BACK STRONG THE NATION

    Edition: First printing.

    Marvin, SD: Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, 1979. First edition - Chapbook published by the Benedictine Missionaries at the Blue Cloud Abbey. Iintroduction by Paula Gunn Allen and illustrated by Mohawk artist and poet Rokwaho (Daniel Thompson.).

    Condition: Very good in stapled wrappers (rear cover served as mailing side, has ink scribbling on it.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 25029
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  • FEEDING INTO WINTER. by Kiefer, Christian.
    Kiefer, Christian.
    FEEDING INTO WINTER.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Greensboro, NC: March Street Press, (2000). SIGNED first edition - California author's first book, a collection of poetry. Praise from Gary Snyder and George Keithley. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 30 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stiff gray wrappers. Uncommon

    Book ID: 67594
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  • MY GARDEN (BOOK) & ON THE REZ. by Kincaid, Jamaica & Frazier, Ian.
    Kincaid, Jamaica & Frazier, Ian.
    MY GARDEN (BOOK) & ON THE REZ.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Described as a limited edition chapbook, this features 18 pages excerpts from both of the above forthcoming books, bound back to back in stapled wrapper. SIGNED TWO times by Kincaid - on the first page and at the title page for her selection.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 56805
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  • Lally, Michael.
    ?QUE PASA BABY?

    Edition: First printing.

    Fresno, CA: Wake Up Heavy, 2001. First edition - An extended prose-poem, a riff on his forty years as a poet, in cities across the country, printed as a limited edition chapbook of only 150 copies. Printed and designed by Mark Begley. 16 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 1524-0282.

    Condition: Fine in pale blue stapled wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 40936
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  • Lally, Michael.
    ?QUE PASA BABY?

    Edition: First printing.

    Fresno, CA: Wake Up Heavy, 2001. SIGNED first edition - An extended prose-poem, a riff on his forty years as a poet, in cities across the country, printed as a limited edition chapbook of only 150 copies. This is one of the 26 lettered and SIGNED copies. Printed and designed by Mark Begley. 16 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 1524-0282.

    Condition: Fine in pale blue stapled wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 40937
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  • THE OLD HOUSE ON THE CROTON. by Lifshin, Lyn.
    Lifshin, Lyn.
    THE OLD HOUSE ON THE CROTON.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    San Lorenzo, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, (1973.). First edition - Small chapbook containing twenty-six interrelated poems.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled orange illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name and date - that of poet Elizabeth Harrod.)

    Book ID: 41814
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • THE PRISONERS: Poems for Amnesty. by Lowenfels, Walter (1897-1976).
    Lowenfels, Walter (1897-1976).
    THE PRISONERS: Poems for Amnesty.

    Edition: 2nd printing (just one month after the first printing,)

    Philadelphia: Whittier Press, (1954.). A small pamphlet of poems published to raise funds after Lowenfels was arrested and indited under the Smith Act for advocating the 'overthrow' of the country in his poetry. In addition to the poems, this includes Lowenfel's "credo." With a note on the covers about the author by Louis Aragon, translated by Mike Gold and a small portrait on the back cover by Elizabeth Catlett. Small chapbook measuring just 4 1/4 inches by 6 inches. 24 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in stapled blue and white wrappers.

    Book ID: 51925
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  • WEEDING THE DUCHESS: A Cartoon. by Maclay, Sarah
    Maclay, Sarah
    WEEDING THE DUCHESS: A Cartoon.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Black Stone Press, 1979. First edition - One of only 250 copies. A very attractive production, designed by Shelley Hoyt-Koch, wood engraving by Dirk Lee and the writing on the wall by Kate Pond. More recently, Maclay's first full-length collection, 'Whore', received the 2003 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. 31 pp plus a page 'Towards a Definition of Cartoon' and the colophon page.

    Condition: Very good in white illustrated wrappers (some light foxing to the back cover.)

    Book ID: 49660
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  • BY THE BLUE LIGHT OF THE MORNING GLORY. by Maurer, Susan.
    Maurer, Susan.
    BY THE BLUE LIGHT OF THE MORNING GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Linear Arts, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A slim poetry chapbook, SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000. 32 pp

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47503
    Keywords: chapbook, love poems, Poetry
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  • MAN OF MODERATION: Two Poems. by McClure, Michael.
    McClure, Michael.
    MAN OF MODERATION: Two Poems.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, one of 400 such, issued simultaneously with a signed limited hardcover o

    New York: Frank Hallman, 1975. First edition - 22 pp.

    Condition: Fine in plain stiff white wrappers with an outer wrapper of gray.

    Book ID: 65528
    Keywords: chapbook, Poetry
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  • IDIOSYNCRASY & TECHNIQUE: Inaugurating the Ewing Lectures of the University of California Los Angeles, October 3 and 5, 1956. by Moore, Marianne (1887-1972)
    Moore, Marianne (1887-1972)
    IDIOSYNCRASY & TECHNIQUE: Inaugurating the Ewing Lectures of the University of California Los Angeles, October 3 and 5, 1956.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1958. First edition - A slim volume containing two lectures on poetry, which were delivered by Moore at the University of California, Los Angeles ("Inaugurating the Ewing Lectures"), on October 3rd and 5th, 1956. Introduction by James E. Phillips. Notes. Designed by Adrian Wilson. 27 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled plain ivory wrappers with outer wrappers striped in shades of blue, deep self-flaps and a printed paper label.

    Book ID: 84743
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