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161 Baudelaire, Charles; edited by Lois Boe Hyslop and Francies E. Hyslop, Jr. BAUDELAIRE: A Self Portrait, Selected Letters Translated and Edited with a Running Commentary
London/New York/Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1957. First U.S. edition, first printing. From British sheets, with a U.S. price on jacket flap. Hardcover. Fine, in maroon cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine, lightly age-toned, and showing some minor edgewear, chiefly to the spine ends and flap folds. 
"To read the poignant letters which show him at grips with his fate is to understand him better and as a result to pity and even admire him."--from the Foreword. 259 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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162 Benet, William Rose THE STAIRWAY OF SURPRISE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. B0007DTC22 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to upper page edges, else about fine, in celadon-green cloth with gilt stamping; in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing, light soiling, light edgewear, superficial scratch to rear panel. 
Collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE DUST WHICH IS GOD (1941), and the founder of THE SATURDAY REVIEW. The title is from Emerson. 265 pages, plus colophon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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163 Bennett, Hariett M.; edited and arranged by Robert Ellie Mack ROUND THE HEARTH
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., [circa 1880]. Early printing. Hardcover. Light abrasion and bumping at the corner tips, mild age-toning to pages, else near fine, in brown cloth-backed, laminated color-illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
Verses by Fred Weatherly, Helen Wood, Lottie Haskell, E. Nesbit, and the editor, exquisitely illustrated by Bennett in warm, richly hued full-page and doublespread chromolithos, and a dizzying assortment of head and tail-pieces and intext art. Sublime! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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164 Berryman, John DELUSIONS, ETC.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1972). 0374137986 / 9780374137984 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to pages, else fine, in black cloth with gilt spine titles, red-orange upper-page-edge tint; in a very good dust jacket, lightly worn, tanned, and with a quite dark area of offsetting to rear panel. 
Posthumous collection which had been completed and was in proof when the distinguished American poet followed the example of his father and took his own life. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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165 Betjeman, John A NIP IN THE AIR
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1974). 0393044157 / 9780393044157 First U.S. edition, first printing: hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth, embossed spine titles gilt; in a near fine printed dust jacket with a crease to the rear flap. Slim octavo. 62 pages. 
The last book of new poems by Sir John Betjeman, who became Poet Laureate of Great Britain in 1972, and was well known through his appearances on British television, and his love of traditional architecture and churches. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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166 Betjeman, John; compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead JOHN BETJEMAN'S COLLECTED POEMS
Boston/Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press, (1958). Third printing. Hardcover. Tiny area of faint staining to upper page edges, thus about near fine, in orange cloth with black lettering and devices; in a very good plus, price-clipped dust jacket, with light wear, faint foxing to flaps. 
Draws from MOUNT ZION, CONTINUAL DEW, OLD LIGHTS FOR NEW CHANCELS, NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES, SELECTED POEMS, A FEW LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS, POEMS IN THE PORCH, and with a group of "Poems Written Since 1954" not previously published. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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167 Bird, Remsen Du Bois THE RETURN and Other Poems
San Francisco: The Periodical Press, 1919. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped light brown paper boards; in a matching dust jacket with minor edge wear. Nicely printed by Bruce Brough, in San Francisco. 
Collection of poems by the theologian and former President of Occidental College (1921-1946). Aldous Huxley was a close friend of Remsen Bird, who appears as a character in AFTER MANY A SUMMER DIES THE SWAN (1939). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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168 Bissonette, David GHOST OF HAPPINESS
(Hollywood, Ca.): Rusty Meadow Books, 1979. First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Very mild soiling and a hint of age-toning to covers, else near fine in wraps. 
A collection of poetry, songs, parodies, and very short rhythmic vignettes that include a short satire in ten parts entitled Alice in Blunderland, and a cutting take-off on Dear Abby written in letter-and-answer style. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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169 Black, Austin THE TORNADO IN MY MOUTH: Poems of Protest
New York: Exposition Press, (1966). B0007ECET4 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth with gilt stamping; in very mildly worn, nearly fine pictorial dust jacket 
Collection includes "(A Poem for Malcolm X)"; "Black & Funky"; "Black Bourgeoisie"; "The Fix"; "Le Roi / The Gladiator"; more. 80 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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170 Blackburn, Paul, translator POEM OF THE CID
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1966). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Introduction by Glen Willbern, Study*Master series editor; Volume T-44 in the series. Trade Paperback. Sticker residue stain to the front cover, light age-toning, and tiny nick to the lower front cover and page edges, else a near fine unread copy in bright printed wraps. 155 pages, notes, selected references. 
Blackburn's extraordinarily important modern translation of the medieval Spanish poem POEMA DE MIO CID is designed to be read aloud, just as the original tale would have been delivered. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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171 Blake, William; Gray, Thomas WILLIAM BLAKE'S WATER-COLOURS ILLUSTRATING THE POEMS OF THOMAS GRAY
Chicago/Paris: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc./Trianon Press, 1972. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. With an Introduction and Commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. 
Series of eerily beautiful, witty and utterly original water-colors executed by Blake in 1797, but not shown to the public until a Tate exhibition in 1971. All 116 paintings are reproduced in monochrome, and 16 are rendered in full-color. A revelation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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172 Blunt, Edna M. Darwin "MARGIE, THE CAT"
(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii): Tropical Paws, (1990). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, illustrated perfect-bound wraps. 
Collection of rhymed verse about the author's "Hawaiian cat"--including a song with music by Duke Rattray. Drawings by Linda Francine Rattray. This copy SIGNED by the author with the greeting, "Aloha nui loa." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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173 Bly, Robert, editor THE SEVENTIES, Number 1: Spring 1972
(Madison, Minnesota): The Seventies Press, (1972). First edition, first printing: a literary journal Hardcover. Fine, as-new, perfect-bound within illustrated cardstock wraps. 
Literary journal edited by the poet (earlier versions had been called THE FIFTIES and THE SIXTIES). This number includes translated poems by Garcia Lorca, Cesar Vallejo, Gunnar Ekelof, Chu Yuan, Pablo Neruda, and others, as well as works by Bly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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174 Bodenheim, Maxwell THE KING OF SPAIN: A Book of Poems
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Brown offsetting to two leaves (from old newspaper clippings), minor rubbing wear to the heel of the spine, else fine in plum colored cloth with green paper labels; in a very good, lightly shelfworn and mildly soiled printed dust jacket. Thin 8vo. 63pp. 
Bodenheim was an American poet and novelist who was known as the King of Greenwich Village Bohemians. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 Bogan, Louise COLLECTED POEMS 1952-53
New York: Noonday Press, (1954). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in yellow cloth with black spine stamping, pages mildly tanned; in an age-darkened (especially to spine panel), lightly edgeworn dust jacket. 
All the poetry Bogan had written to date that she wished to have preserved, including several new poems, none of which had appeared in any of her previous collections. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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176 Bohm, Willard THE AESTHETICS OF VISUAL POETRY 1914-1928
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 0521306973 / 9780521306973 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in bright carmine cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black; in a faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Arguing that "visual poetry is one of the hallmarks of our age, like jazz and abstract art," Bohm analyzes its diverse manifestations during the early decades of the 20th century. 228 pages, including index. Illustrated, of course, throughout. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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177 Bonine, Vivian Way CALIFORNIA: Land of the Chaparral; My Scrapbook of Memories
Rosemead, California: Privately printed, 1981. First edition, first printing. Ink correction, in the author's hand, to the Table of Contents page. Hardcover. Fine in gold foil boards, titles embossed in green metallic; no dust jacket, as issued. 127 pages; author's photographic portrait and one illustration ''Sunrise on the Redwoods'' by Mildred C. Tallant. 
Attractively printed on special paper, this collection of poems "is about California... the geography, people, events, places, organizations, personal experiences and thoughts associated with the area since I arrived on June 19, 1945."--Author's foreword. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 Bottomley, Gordon LYRIC PLAYS
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. First U.S. edition. Chocolate brown cloth with paper spine label printed in orange; decorative dust jacket with printed labels to cover and spine. Hardcover. Fine; in a very mildly age-darkened dust jacket with front flap corner-clipped, jacket spine label corner-chipped. Comprises ''Marsaili's Weeping''; ''Culbin Sands''; ''The Bower of Wandel''; ''Suilven and the Eagle''; ''Kirkconnel Lea''; ''The Woman from the Voe.'' 
With an introduction by the playwright. "At no time...since the seventeenth century has the requisite combination of dramatic and poetic talents existed until now in the person of Mr. Bottomley."--Lascelles Abercrombie. An unexpectedly fresh copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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179 Brandes, Georg NATURALISM IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
(New York): Russell & Russell, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in cinnamon-colored linen with white titles and devices to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with an age-toned spine. 
The Danish critic and literary historian examines the evolution of naturalism prevailing in a fertile literary period which blossomed with new and rebellious schools of thought. Included are studies of Shelley, Byron, and Keats. 366 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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180 Brathwaite, Edward RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
London: Oxford University Press, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in brown cloth, titles in gilt; in a very nearly fine yellow pictorial dust jacket with a few tiny dots of spotting. 
The prolific Barbadian author's first book of verse and the first volume in an autobiographical series, collectively titled THE ARRIVANTS: A New World Trilogy, which examines a Caribbean man's identity quest. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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