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181 Brautigan, Richard THE OCTOPUS FRONTIER
San Francisco, California: Carp Press, 1960. First edition of the author's fourth publication. A hint of age-toning and a trace of soiling to the covers, else fine in black-and-white photographic stapled wraps. 
A slim volume of twenty-two short poems, in which Brautigan continues his "creation of order and meaning from objects in the literal world by using them to construct a fantasy world within his own imagination."--DLB: Volume Five. Scarce! 
Price: 750.00 USD
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182 Bremm, Hazel G. Stagg TOUCH YOU WITH MY WORDS
Francestown, New Hampshire: The Golden Quill Press, Publishers, (1987). First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the dedicatee, Henry Picola, President of The Poetry Society of Southern California. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-embossed maroon boards; in a lightly soiled illustrated dust jacket with art by Betsy Hardwick. 
Hazel G. Stagg Bremm's eighth book of poetry is a collection of homespun rhymes that became her hallmark. The Los Angeles poet was elected Poet Laureate by The Poetry Society of Southern California. She was 85 years old at the time of publication. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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183 Brennan, Deirdre; Medbh, Maighread; and Chonchuir, Nuala DIVAS!: New Irish Women's Writing
(Galway, Ireland): Arlen House, (2003). 1903631408 / 9781903631409 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in color illustrated wraps with fold-in flaps. Introduction by Rebecca Pelan. 
SIGNED by each of the three authors to the title page. An bountiful anthology comprising lyrical poetry by three diverse modern Irish women poets. Brennan focuses on a natural world, Medbh speaks with rap & rock; and Chonchuir mixes exotic with local. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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184 Brown, Susan Jenkins ROBBER ROCKS : LETTERS AND MEMORIES OF HART CRANE 1923-1932
Middletown,CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Correspondence and friendship between Susan Jenkins Brown and Hart Crane. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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185 Browning, Robert ARISTOPHANES' APOLOGY: Including a Transcript from Euripides Being the Last Adventure of Balaustion
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Wear to edges, pale staining to covers, owner's name to pastedown, endpaper, and title-page, spine darkened, light foxing to endsheets, else very good in brown cloth with beveled edges, gilt device to front cover, blind device to rear; no dust jacket. 
Browning, a popular poet of the Victorian Age and author of THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, often utilized the dramatic monologue in his poems; in this work, he draws upon his knowledge of Ancient Greece and includes his translation of Euripides' HERACLES. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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186 Bryant, Kenneth E. POEMS TO THE CHILD-GOD: Structures and Strategies in the Poetry of Surdas
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1978). 0520035402 / 9780520035409 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with mild uniform fading. 
An in-depth analytical study of the verses of the major Hindi poet, Surdas or Sur. A biographical introduction includes the traditional Hindi poet's influences. 247 pages; glossary; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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187 Buchanan, Pegasus KINGSLEY ALLEY
Boston: Bruce Humphries Publishers, (1963). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green cloth with gilt titling; in a lightly age-toned, very mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket that has been neatly price-clipped. Jacket illustration by John Anthony Sheets. Map by Krista Collins. 
Portrait in verse of both sides of the tracks of a fictional community, a kind of Pacific Coast UNDER MILKWOOD, by the magazine versifier whose previous book, CHESTNUT STREET, also limned in rhyme the lives of the residents of a mythical town. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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188 Bukowski, Charles THE MOVIE CRITICS
Santa Rosa, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First separate edition: chapbook issue. Chapbook. Fine, staplebound in illustrated wraps. Small octavo. 
Colorful, sweet production of the Bukowski poem, published as a New Year's greeting for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press. A signed, limited issue was also produced. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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189 Bukowski, Charles WHAT THEY WANT
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1977. First separate issue: an unknown number of copies were issued, 75 of which were signed; this copy is unsigned. Chapbook. Fine chapbook, printed in red, black and gold on a single sheet of cream card stock, folded once, with decorative cartouche and device to cover, edges deckled; the poem is printed within in black with decorative red initial. 
Bukowski's poem lists a catalogue of doomed, murdering or suicidal artists and writers, concluding "--that's what they want:/a God damned show/a lit billboard/in the middle of hell." Published to "celebrate the opening of Maurice F. Neville Rare Books." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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190 Bukowski, Charles; Bruce, Lenny; Corso, Gregory; Martin, Anthony, et alia RENAISSANCE 3: science fiction (??) issue
(San Francisco, Cal.): (Rennaissance Publications), (1962). First edition, first printing: a 6x9 inch periodical. Very near to fine, an unread copy in perfect-bound, illustrated, cardstock wraps that show some mild rubbing and faint soiling. 
This issue of the counter-culture literary mag includes Bukowski's "Four Poems: War and Piece, The Biggest Breasts, Information Upon an Empire of Coin"; Bruce has a piece on Jack Paar (!); Corso, "Fragment from the Decadence"; many other contributors. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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191 Bukowski, Charles; Dorbin, Sandy, edited by OUT OF SIGHT *90: A Primer of Domestic Poetry
(Wichita, Kansas): Out of Sight Library, [1974]. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Fine, in stapled, printed wraps. Inscribed and SIGNED by editor/poet Dorbin to rear cover. 
Slender chapbook anthology edited by Dorbin, (her "Aubade" is one of the selections), with works by Teo Savory, David Kherdian, Marco Fraticelli, Jim Hawks, William Stafford, and Charles Bukowski, whose "Mine" adorns the front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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192 Burns, Robert; edited by Raymond Bentman THE POETICAL WORKS OF BURNS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1974). 039518486X / 9780395184868 Reprint of The Cambridge Edition. Hardcover. Fine, in green cloth with gilt lettering and rules, silver decorative devices; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
414 pages, including Index of Titles, Glossarial Index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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193 Burroughs, William, et alia 86: BULLETIN FROM NOTHING #2
San Francisco: (Mary Beach), 1965. First edition, first printing. Very mild creasing, faint soiling, and the inevitable age-darkening to covers, thus a nearly fine copy; 8.5x11 inch folded sheets laid into illustrated cardstock covers; the front cover shows a wild-eyed Burt Lancaster wielding a very big knife. 
This issue of the beat lit journal features Burroughs' "Palm Sunday Tape"; poetry, prose, collages and artwork, by Mary Beach, Claude Pelieu, Norman Mustill, Charles Plywell, Roxie Powell, Bob Kaufman, Jeff Nuttall, Chano Pozo. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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194 Burton, John THE PATH OF THE WIND
San Francisco: The James H. Barry Company, Publishers, 1929. B00005XO8Y First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very minor separation at front inner hinge, else near fine; in black half-cloth over green boards with front and spine paste-on labels--both labels are somewhat age-darkened and show a tiny bit of edge-nicking. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the California poet to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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195 Burton, John THE PATH OF THE WIND
San Francisco: The James H. Barry Company, Publishers, 1929. B00005XO8Y First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine, a bit shaken, mildly worn, stain-fading to upper paged edges, lightly used; in black half-cloth over green boards with front and spine paste-on labels--the spine label is a bit nibbled; no dust jacket. 
This copy of the California poet's collection is inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page; the inscribee's bookplate adorns the pastedown. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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196 Bynner, Witter BOOK OF LYRICS
New York: Knopf, 1955. First edition. Limited to 1750 copies SIGNED by the author; this is #1192. Hardcover. Light soiling to shelf edges else very good in a price-clipped dust jacket with chipping, short edge tears, light soiling, and a small area of droplet stains to front panel. 
This copy is additionally inscribed and SIGNED by Bynner on the front free endpaper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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197 Cambon, Glauco THE INCLUSIVE FLAME: Studies in Modern American Poetry
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1965). 0253200784 / 9780253200785 First paperback edition. A fine, unread copy in wraps: trade paperback, now out of print. 
Provocative study of American poetry by the Italian scholar focuses on Robinson, Hart Crane, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Robert Lowell. 248 pages; notes and index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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198 Carman, Bliss BALLADS AND LYRICS
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company Publishers, (1924). First U.S. edition, first printing. In blue cloth with superb arts-and-crafts style floral vignettes stamped in black, lettering in gilt. Hardcover. Very short tear to endsheet at rear inner hinge, textblock age-toned--as expected, else a sharp, very nearly fine copy; endsheet decorated with the poem ''Tides of Fundy'' within a flora-and-fauna pictorial border; no dust jacket. 
"As with many Canadian poets, nature figures prominently as a theme in his work. In his time, he was arguably Canada's best known poet, and was dubbed by some the 'unofficial poet laureate of Canada."'--wikipedia. [294]-page collection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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199 Carman, Bliss LATER POEMS
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1922). B00086M65S First U.S. edition, first printing. With an appreciation by R.H. Hathaway. Hardcover. Negligible bump to upper edge rear cover, owner's 1924-dated name to flyleaf, thus very nearly fine, in blue cloth with gilt debossed lettering and floral triptych stamped in navy blue to front cover; no dust jacket. 
Volume made up of poems from Mr. Carman's THE ROUGH RIDER, ECHOES FROM VAGABONDS, and APRIL AIRS, together with a number of poems which had not before been issued in book form. BAL 2735. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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200 Carter, Charlotte PERSONAL EFFECTS
(New York): United Artists Books, 1991. 0935992162 / 9780935992168 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Near fine in illustrated wraps--a very light bump to the spine crown, a pale sticker ghost to rear cover; cover art by Angela Fremont. 
Collection of "poetry, prose, parody and elegy...full of rhythmic and visual subtlety, awfully funny and awfully melancholy."--Margo Jefferson. "Bebop and film noir saved my life."--Carter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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