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Wawiri Primitiv Nepek Kolteszete
1 Wawiri Primitiv Nepek Kolteszete
Budapest, Hungary Bibliotheca 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Buff colored cover with red and black illustration and print. Minor chips or dents to cover edges. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Written in Hungarian. Frobenius was regarded as the discoverer of African rock paintings and of African art as such, also the representatives of Hungarian avantgarde had come to hear of his activities. This is how Iván Hevesy, Miklós Radnóti - before his trip to Paris - and even Iván Fónagy (Wawiri. Primitív népek költészete. ' Wawiri. The Poetry of Primitive People', 1942, Budapest) got to know the African texts published by Frobenius. Scarce if not rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 143 pages; p 
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2 Alspach, Russell K Irish poetry, from the English invasion to 1798,
H. Milford, Oxford University Press 1943 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
This book contains Irish poetry from the English invasion of 1167 to the eighteenth century. 139 pages and fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 
Price: 12.90 USD
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3 Ames, Mary Clemmer A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary, With Some Of Thier Later Poems
New York , NY Hurd and Houghton 1873 Not First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth stamped in black and gold. A little wear to edges, otherwise fine. One leaf section loose. Alice (1820-1871) and Phobe (1824-1871) were both authors, writing poetry with Alice writing short stories and novels of hardship of life in the west. Both were abolitionists and sympathetic to the woman's rights movement. Both left their Ohio homes for New York City where they supported themselves by writing--an unusual achievement for women in antibellum America. In fact, they established a well-regarded literary salon in New York. Their "at-home" Sunday evenings were frequented by Robert and Elizabeth Stoddard, Susan B. Anthony (Phoebe helped as an assistant editor on her journal Revolution) , Horace Greeley, John Greenleaf Whittier. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 7.20 X 4.80 X 1.40 inches 
Price: 18.98 USD
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4 Author, No Children's Mission Cook Book
Canton, OH Children's Mission of Ohio 1920 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
This is the Childrens Mission cook book from the Children's Mission in Canton Ohio. Numerous contributors included. Fully Indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Contains a famous quote “We may live without poetry, music, and art;We may live without conscience, and live without heart;We may live without friends; we may live without books;But civilized man cannot live without cooks.He may live without books,—what is knowledge but grieving? 20He may live without hope,—what is hope but deceiving?He may live without love,—what is passion but pining?But where is the man that can live without dining?”? Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton ; Missing 1/08 
Price: 9.97 USD
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5 Bain, John, Jr., editor & Illustrated by Illustrated. Tobacco in Song & Story
New York , NY Caldwell 1896 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
An early and scarce work on Tobacco, Philosophy of Smoking, Poetry of Smoke, etc. Cover worn with spotting. Decorative end papers. Poems in back. Contents clean. Photo of Prince Albert in front . This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.Scarce work.; Drawings; 144 pages; 
Price: 15.97 USD
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6 Barlow, James Stanley Appalachia and Beyond Yarns and Yearnings in Prose and Poetry
Xlibris Corporation 2005 1413480926 / 9781413480924 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author on end paper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; 356 pages 
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Artifice and Indeterminacy  An Anthology of New Poetics, Beach, Christopher
7 Beach, Christopher Artifice and Indeterminacy An Anthology of New Poetics
University Alabama Press 1998 0817309462 / 9780817309466 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks Never Read! Still in shrink wrap. ; Modern & Contemporary Poetics; 1.24 x 9.32 x 6.4 Inches; 392 pages;

Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most representative writings of the past two decades and shows more clearly than ever before the depth and breadth of  contemporary American poetics. Collectively, these essays break with conventional interpretive frameworks and traditional generic boundaries of poetry to give fresh voice to the  poetics of our time.

Neither dismissive of the aesthetic value(s) of poetry, nor reluctant to articulate the ways in which aesthetic evaluation is complicated by the mediating influences of history, culture, class, gender, race, and academic status, the writers presented in this anthology celebrate the artifice of the poetic text while also accepting as a given the indeterminacy of its inception and reception.
Individual pieces range in style and approach from theoretical writings to discussions of individual poets such as Emily Dickinson, Louis Zukofsky, and Bob Kaufman. The authors consider such critical issues as gender and the possibilities of a feminist poetics, the textual politics of race and class, and the broader implications of an avant-garde practice.



Section 1: Form/Syntax/Speech

Charles Bernstein

Bob Perelman

Barrett Watten

Michael Davidson

Marjorie Perloff


Section 2: Pattern/Experience/Song

David Antin

Leslie Scalapino

Lyn Hejinian

John Taggart


Section 3: Institutions and Ideology

James Sherry

Ron Silliman

Steve McCaffery

Hank Lazer

Nathaniel Mackey

Maria Damon


Section 4: Poetics and Gender

Rae Armantrout

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Susan Howe

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Many Voices, Many Rooms New Anthology of Alabama Writers, Beidler, Philip D. (editor)
8 Beidler, Philip D. (editor) Many Voices, Many Rooms New Anthology of Alabama Writers
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 1998 0817308679 / 9780817308674 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gold print. No dust as issued. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages 
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The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author, Bollok, Robert
9 Bollok, Robert The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author
Portland, ME Sanborn & Carter 1846 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A miniature book (3 1/4 x 2 1/4) with worn leather binding and gilt edges. Fully indexed. An epic poem written by a Scottish author who went to seminary of the United Sessions Church in Gasglow and was granted a preachers liscense.Written as a song his Book 1 was to invoke the Spirit to inspire his song. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Very Rare. ; Square 48mo 3½" - 4 
Price: 86.97 USD
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Love Songs and Bugle Calls, Boyle, Virginia Frazer
10 Boyle, Virginia Frazer Love Songs and Bugle Calls
A. S. Barnes 1906 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gray cloth.. Gold embossed. Inscription says "to my cousin Amanda Austin Byrne from Virginia Frazer Boyle in loving memory of our meeting at the UDC Cnvention held in Memphis, Tenn. Nov 20th, 1932. Slight yellowing of end pages otherwise fine. Contains Demetria a Musical Extravaganza (an old Black Mammy's Story) Rare. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Author Signed; p; Signed by Inscribed By Author 
Price: 37.98 USD
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11 Britt, Elizabeth C. Conceiving Normalcy Rhetoric Law, and the Double Binds of Fertility
Tuscaloosa, AL The University Of Alabama Press 2001 0817310983 / 9780817310981 1st Thus Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
As new condition, never read. Grey cover with white lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Fully indexed. We ship within 24 hours and provide delivery tracking at no charge on US orders. ; 8vo; 206 pages  
Price: 14.97 USD
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12 Brown, Harold E. Haig Essays on education
New York , NY Dutton 1928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth. German inscription in front. Some underlining. Fully indexed. Rare! This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 115 pages 
Price: 15.18 USD
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13 Bryant, William Cullen Poems of William Cullen Bryant
New York, NY Thomas Y. Crowell 1981 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Beautiful decorative Green cloth cover with gold print. Some foxing to end papers otherwise very clean and bright. ; 532 pages 
Price: 11.45 USD
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Old Virginia Cheroots Library Kisses, Cheroots
14 Cheroots Old Virginia Cheroots Library Kisses
New York The American Tobacco Company 1896 First Edition; First Impression Ephemera Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Small Tobacco Advertising premium included in packages of Old Virginia Cheroots cigars. This one is number 11 in a series of 25 booklets printed at the turn of the 19 century. Includes Kisses, what has been said and sung of them in all ages. The correct position. The poetry of kissing, Creedmoor rules for kissing. A poem by Leigh Hunt entitled Jenny Kissed Me! Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; Cigarette Cards; Illustrations; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 17 pages 
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Entretiens de Ciceron sur Les Vrais Biens et sur Les Vrais Maux, Cicero
15 Cicero Entretiens de Ciceron sur Les Vrais Biens et sur Les Vrais Maux
Paris, France Chez Francois BArois 1721 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Brown leather old and worn with cracks and dented corners. Title page has worn spot with small hole. Pages yellowing somewhat otherwise clean and tight. Back endpapers show smoke discoloration as if from a fire somewhere in the books history. Traduits par feu M. l'Abbé Regnier des Marais, Secrétaire de l'Académie françoise. Interviews translation of Cicero by Rev. Regnier des Marais, secretary of the French Academy, author of poetry and prose, who died in 1713. In these interviews, Cicero compares the two dominant philosophical thoughts in his time, Epicureanism and Stoicism.Very Rare. 
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The Narrows  (Author Signed), Connelly, Michael
16 Connelly, Michael The Narrows (Author Signed)
Little, Brown and Company 2004 0316155306 / 9780316155304 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly's readers desperately hungry for the next book from 'one of America's best writers' (Cleveland Plain Dealer). ; 1.5 x 9 x 6.5 Inches; 416 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Southern Writing in the Sixties  Poetry, Corrington, John William & Miller Williams
17 Corrington, John William & Miller Williams Southern Writing in the Sixties Poetry
Lousiana State University Press 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Light green book with gold lettering. Inscribed by one of the poets, J. Edgar Simmons, "For my best freind, Ray, from Joe". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Contributor 
Price: 26.97 USD
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18 Davies, W. H Forty-nine poems
London Medici Society 1928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Parsons, Jacynth 
Tan cover with gold lettering. Color illustrations. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Excellent condition. ; 58 pages 
Price: 11.78 USD
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Dick's Irish Dialect Recitations, Dick, Wm. B.
19 Dick, Wm. B. Dick's Irish Dialect Recitations
New York , NY Dick & Fitzgerald 1879 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print. Red spine. Very worn on corners and edging. Front end paper missing but title page and contents complete. Rare if not unique copy. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 16mo; 170 pages 
Price: 22.97 USD
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The Youthful Haunts of Longfellow, Edwards, George Thornton
20 Edwards, George Thornton The Youthful Haunts of Longfellow
Portland, ME George T. Edwards 1907 Authors Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is the 1907 authors (first) edition. Green cover with gold lettering. Cover shows wear and corners dented. Pages have uneven cut with some uncut. "Presented by the Author, 1914 in ink and signed George Thornton Edwards in pencil on endpaper." There is a drawing by Ethel Ida Chase from a painting by G.P.A. Healey as a frontispiece. Numerous photos and illustrations throughout. Some browning to title page due to age. Printed by Smith and Sale in Portland, Maine. Edwards, George Thornton was born on May 6, 1868 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary J. (Peirce) Edwards. He set several of Longfellow’s poems to music, including “The Rainy Day,” “My Lost Youth,” etc. “My Heart’s in Tipperary Where the River Shannon Flows” and the “Soldier’s Parting Song,” sung by soldiers in Europe before United States entered the war, the latter having been translated into French, Italian and German. Rare signed edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 179.97 USD
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