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Nothing to Do An Accompaniment to Nothing to Wear, a Lady (pseudonym of Justin H. Howard)
1 a Lady (pseudonym of Justin H. Howard) Nothing to Do An Accompaniment to Nothing to Wear
New York Wiley & Halsted 1857 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by A lady 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some edge wear and rubbing along with some fraying and a small tear to the top rear spine joint of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Seizure of Limericks, Aiken, Conrad
2 Aiken, Conrad A Seizure of Limericks
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Milton Glaser 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a former owner's inked library collection notation on the reverse of the rear endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have one smallish semi-closed edge tear to the rear panel. "The limerick's, admitted, a verse form: a terse form: a curse form: a hearse form. It may not be lyric and at best it's Satyric, and a whale of a tail in perverse form." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti, Alberti, Rafael (translated by Lloyd Mallan)
3 Alberti, Rafael (translated by Lloyd Mallan) Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti
New York New Directions 1944 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though they do have some light, generalized toning. There is a previous owner's personal library card pocket on the front pastedown page. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears and nicks along with toning to the spine and edges. The rear panel has some ground-in dirt and toning / foxing. This book is part of the Poets of the Year series by New Directions. "So great has grown the fame of Garcia Lorca that another modern Spanish poet - Rafael Alberti - who deserves to rank with him has been unjustly obscured." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Nationchild Plumaroja, Alurista (Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia)
4 Alurista (Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia) Nationchild Plumaroja
San Diego, CA Toltecas En Aztlan Centro Cultural De La Raza 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This is a mass market paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription in Spanish by the author on the title page. "Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist." "In 1969, he attended the First National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference, hosted by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales's Crusade for Justice, and read a poem to the attendees. The poem so moved the youth present that they adopted it as the preamble of the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, the political manifesto of the Chicano Movement. Upon returning to San Diego, he helped to establish the Chicano Studies department at SDSU. As an active member of the San Diego-area Chicano Movement, Urista was instrumental in the 1970 takeover of Chicano Park and in the foundation of the Centro Cultural de la Raza, a cultural center. It was at this time that he began using the name "Alurista". The assumption of a pen name was as much for anonymity as it was for artistry. According to Urista, "My apartment was shot up by the Minutemen. I didn't want these people to be able to associate my last name with my family, so I changed it." However, the name change was also a reflection of his Marxist philosophy: "The notion was to synthesize--to bring things together. So I tried to do that with my name." "; Signed by Author 
Price: 85.00 USD
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On the Pulse of Morning The Inaugural Poem, Angelou, Maya
5 Angelou, Maya On the Pulse of Morning The Inaugural Poem
New York Random House 1993 1st Edition; 1st Printing Self-wraps Fine 
This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This is a small format paperback book with French wrap covers. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Maya Angelou; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) , tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim." 
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Mother Goose for Grown Folks A Christmas Reading, Anonymous (Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T.)
6 Anonymous (Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T.) Mother Goose for Grown Folks A Christmas Reading
New York Carleton, Publisher 1867 Early printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. There is some beginning fraying to the spine ends as well. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but there are spots of foxing throughout. "Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (September 15, 1824 – March 20, 1906) was an American poet and prolific writer who published more than 20 books for girls. Her books expressed a traditional view of women's roles and were popular throughout her life. Adeline Whitney started writing seriously in her thirties, after her children started school. She first published poems and stories in local journals. In 1859, she published her first book, Mother Goose for Grown Folks. She wrote mainly for young girls and supported conservative values. She promoted the message of the era that a woman's happiest place is in the home, the source of all goodness. As this was popular among parents, her books sold extremely well throughout her life." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Last Words, Antler
7 Antler Last Words
New York Ballantine Books 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Antler was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He worked his way through college in various factories. As John Muir left the University of Wisconsin at Madison for the University of the Wilderness in 1863, Antler left the Milwaukee campus for the same destination in 1973." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bestiary, Or The Parade Of Orpheus, Apollinaire, Guillaume (translated by Pepe Karmel)
8 Apollinaire, Guillaume (translated by Pepe Karmel) Bestiary, Or The Parade Of Orpheus
Boston, MA David R. Godine 1980 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Raoul Dufy 
Woodcuts; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some rubbing to the spine. "Considered one of the first modern poets in France, he experimented freely and his casual lyric style marked a significante break with the past." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Light of Asia; or, the Great Renunciation (Maabinishkramana) Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Arnold, Edwin (M.A.)
9 Arnold, Edwin (M.A.) The Light of Asia; or, the Great Renunciation (Maabinishkramana) Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama
Boston, MA Roberts Brothers 1892 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Trade edition, following the 1879 Altemus First US edition. The book is in Very Good condition and was possible issued without a dust jacket. There is rubbing to the spine joints and some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed and there is a small strip of the top edge of the title page cut out as well. "In the following Poem I have sought, by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary, to depict the life and character and indicate the philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, the founder of Buddhism." 
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Campus Anthology A Literary Review Costard Book, Associated Students University of California
10 Associated Students University of California Campus Anthology A Literary Review Costard Book
Berkeley, CA Associated Students University of California 1927 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Limited to 1000 copies - this is an unnumbered patron's copy. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. There is some toning to the bottom edge of the covers along with some light spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. "There is a dogma to the effect that undergraduate verse tends diversely toward extremes of realism and extremes of romance, - amounting, if you like, to pseudo-realism and pseudo-romance. According to the cant, college poetry deals exclusively with full moons and rosebuds on the one hand, and on the other, with slaughter-houses and garbage cans." The title page decoration is by Valenti Angelo. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Desafio Radiofonico, Avila, Arthur V.
11 Avila, Arthur V. Desafio Radiofonico
Oakland, CA Arthur V. Avila 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is a trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued binding. The text is all in Portuguese. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some noticeable creasing to the covers, especially the front cover. The spine of the book has rubbing and some grease pencil marks. Part of the author's name has been rubbed off. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with toning to the edges of the pages and the edges of the text block due to the acid content of the paper. This copy has an ink stamped signature and inscription of the author on the half title page. This self-published volume contains a series of quatrain style poems all written in Portuguese. Arthur Avila was born in 1888 and immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's. He and his brother Joăo founded the Latin-American Broadcasting Company in the 1930's and ran the first daily Portuguese radio show in California. He delved into Newspaper publishing and editing and was an important person in the Bay Area's Portuguese community. This book was written shortly before his death in 1962. There are only six copies of this book listed in Worldcat. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Truth O'women Last Words from Long Vanished Ladies, Bacon, Josephine Daskam
12 Bacon, Josephine Daskam Truth O'women Last Words from Long Vanished Ladies
New York D. Appleton and Company 1923 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a penciled previous owner's name. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips, along with noticeable toning / sunning to the spine. "Josephine Daskam Bacon (Mrs. Selden Bacon) (born: Josephine Dodge Daskam) (February 17, 1876 – July 29, 1961) was an American writer of great versatility. She is chiefly known as a writer who made the point of having female protagonists." "Bacon wrote a series of juvenile mysteries, as well as works dealing with more serious themes. She published books of poetry, which were well received by critics; as noted by one critic, some of her poetry was set to music. She was published under the name "Josephine Daskam". She wrote on women's issues and women's roles as well. She was a pioneer in the Girl Scouts movement and compiled the guidebook used by that organization." 
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The Dept  (Wellsley Poems Number One), Bates, Katharine Lee
13 Bates, Katharine Lee The Dept (Wellsley Poems Number One)
Wellsley, MA Merrythought Press 1924 Limited Edition Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is number #497 in a limited edition of unknown number. The book is a small format booklet with handmade paper covers and a string binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Set in Caslon Old Face and printed on Italian handmade paper by June Barrows Mussey at the Merrythought Press in Wellsley, MA. The book covers have some beginning edge wear and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy is signed by the author on the title page and is the first of the Wellsley Poems series. "Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889)." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Riding the Tractor, Bearden, Ed
14 Bearden, Ed Riding the Tractor
Empire, CA Black Pan Press 2014 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "The honest and unpretentious poems in Ed Bearden's book, Riding the Tractor are woven out of memories of his childhood and adolescence growing up on a farm in California's Central Valley. They celebrate A sense of place; the sweet smell of ripening peaches, breathing winter fog, riding on a tractor." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Under the Arch: Tales Told True and Twisted, Bearden, Ed
15 Bearden, Ed Under the Arch: Tales Told True and Twisted
Empire, CA Black Pan Press 2014 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "The stories in this collection seemed to come about naturally and after a time, to take on a life of their own. A year after Roberta and I entered the Real Estate business, we started a newsletter as a way of marketing ourselves to the community." 
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On the Musem Steps, Bearden, Roberta
16 Bearden, Roberta On the Musem Steps
Empire, CA Black Pan Press 2014 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "In this marvelous collection of poems, Roberta Bearden captures her world from her view on the Museum steps, past, present and future. Rich with images of nature, these poems are also rich with compassion." 
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17 Beloit Poetry Journal A Friendly Visit Poems for Robert Frost
Beloit, WI Beloit Poetry Journal 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
The chapbook has been bound, as is in a hardcover binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. This compilation includes poems by a variety of authors, including Gwendolyn Brooks, James Dickey, Langston Hughes, Alfred Kreymborg, Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams and more. "Since 1950, the Beloit Poetry Journal has been publishing poetry that matters. Well-known as an early publisher of Galway Kinnell, Charles Bukowski, Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Sharon Olds, Albert Goldbarth, and Sherman Alexie, the BPJ continues to be notable for its ability to spot and nurture at the beginning of their careers poets who go on to reshape the poetic landscape. Senior editors screen all poems that come in over the transom; final decisions are made by the editorial board after reading poems aloud." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Merchants From Cathay, Benet, William Rose
18 Benet, William Rose Merchants From Cathay
New York The Century Co. 1913 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950) was an American poet, writer, and editor. He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Col. James Walker Benét and his wife née Frances Neill Rose, and grandson of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benét. He was educated The Albany Academy in Albany, NY and at Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, graduating with a PhB in 1907. At Yale, he edited and contributed light verse to campus humor magazine The Yale Record. He began the Saturday Review of Literature in 1924 and continued to edit and write for it until his death." This is the author's first published book. 
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Coyote Cowboy Poetry, Black, Baxter
19 Black, Baxter Coyote Cowboy Poetry
Denver, CO Coyote Cowboy Company 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Don Gill, Bob Black & Friends 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Baxter Black (born January 10, 1945) is an American cowboy, poet, philosopher and former large-animal veterinarian. He is also a radio and television commentator. Black grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was trained as a large-animal veterinarian at New Mexico State University and Colorado State University, but began writing and speaking in the early 1980s. Black left his veterinary career and later published more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry and commentary. He is a regular commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition and also hosts a syndicated weekly radio program, Baxter Black on Monday. He writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column, "On the Edge of Common Sense." " 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Memory Room, Blanding, Don
20 Blanding, Don Memory Room
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1943 8th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Don Blanding 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The book has been illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by the author. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, small tears and small chips missing, mostly to the spine ends and corners. There is some noticeable rubbing to both spine and flap joints as well. The rear panel shows several small spots of foxing. "Blanding became fascinated by Hawaii and moved there in 1915, staying until his enlistment in the U. S. Army in December, 1917. Entering as an infantry private, he underwent officer training and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant before being discharged in December, 1918, soon after the Armistice. Blanding pursued further art studies in 1920, in Paris and London, traveled in Central America and the Yucatan, and returned to Honolulu in 1921. Finding work as an artist in an advertising agency, he happened into two years of writing poems published daily in the Honolulu Star Bulletin for an advertiser. These featured local people and events, and became well-known and popular – whether because of or in spite of always mentioning the Aji-No-Moto brand of MSG." 
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