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Four Book.

NY: 0 to 9 Books (1968).

First edition. 4to. [84 pp]. Two tiny edge-tears to last leaf, else very near fine in side-stapled wrappers. Rear cover present, but detached. The first of two books published by Acconci with the 0 to 9 imprint, and his second book over all, following 1966’s DOUBLE BUBBLE.

ADAM, Helen.
Selected Poems & Ballads.

NY: Helikon Press (1974).

First edition, numbered & signed issue. 57 pp. Near fine in marbled paper-covered boards with cloth spine. No dust jacket, as issued. One of 100 numbered copies SIGNED by Adam.

Stenbock, Yeats and the Nineties.

London: Cecil & Amelia Woolf, 1969.

First edition. 113 pp w/index. Very near fine in like dust jacket. Includes a previously unpublished essay on the poet-eccentric Eric Stenbock by Arthur Symons, and a checklist of Stenbock’s writings by Timothy d’Arch Smith.

Nose Peak.

Paris: onestar press (2015).

First trade edition. 8vo. [124 pp]. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. One of 250 numbered copies. A topographical rendering of a rising and receding nose.


London: Cape (1975).

First edition. 204 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Source of the 2015 film. Affluent residents of a luxury high-rise building descend to violence and chaos.

BATAILLE, Georges.
Literature and Evil.

NY & London: Marion Boyars (1985).

First printing of this edition (first published in English translation in 1973). 208 pp w/notes. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Translated from the original French by Alastair Hamilton.

BECKETT, Samuel.
The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett.

NY: Grove Press (1970).

First edition, numbered & signed issue. Sixteen volumes. But for gentle sunning to the spines, all fine in full black cloth with gold stamping. Jacketless, as issued. One of 200 numbered sets SIGNED by Beckett in the WAITING FOR GODOT volume. For the set:

[BERMAN, Wallace]. Di Prima, Diane. ed.
Floating Bear #37.

NY: Diane Di Prima, 1969.

First edition. 4to. [22 pp]. Near fine in side-stapled wrappers. Cover art by Wallace Berman. Contributions also by Lenore Kandel, LeRoi Jones, Kirby Doyle, Gary Snyder, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Michael McClure, Di Prima, and others.

BERRY, Wendell.
The Wild Geese.

Opole: Stellar Press (1989).

First edition. [4 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. One of 50 numbered copies. A single poem, from Berry’s COLLECTED POEMS 1957–1982. Original mailing envelope and press business card accompanies.

BLANCHOT, Maurice.
The Unavowable Community.

Barrytown: Station Hill Press (1988).

First US edition. 60 pp w/notes. Light bump to one lower corner, else near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Translated from the original French by Pierre Joris.

BLANCHOT, Maurice.
The Writing of the Disaster / L’Ecriture du désastre.

Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press (1986).

First US edition. 150 pp w/notes. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with light wear to the base of spine. Translated from the original French by Ann Smock.

BOYD, William.

London: Bridgewater Press (1998).

First edition, numbered & signed issue. xvii + 57 pp. Fine in full green cloth with stamping to front cover and spine. One of 100 numbered copies on Archival Parchment paper SIGNED by Boyd. A consideration of his childhood in West African, and later public schooling in Scotland.

CAREY, Steve.
20 Poems.

(np): Alice Notley/Unimproved Editions Press (1987).

First edition. 4to. [48 pp]. Very near fine in side-stapled wrappers. Cover art by Alice Notley.

Wild Flowers Out of Gas.

NY: Tibor De Nagy Editions, 1967.

First edition. 30 pp. Light sunning along spine, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. One of 300 copies. Poems. His second book, following 1965’s FITS OF DAWN published by “C” Press.


Baltimore: Multi-Service (nd).

First edition. [12 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Cover and design by Carter Bryant. Poems.

People Beneath the Window.

Baltimore: Sacco [c. 1966].

First edition. [48 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Poems by Cornish, photographs by Bolton, introduction by Mike Walters. INSCRIBED by Cornish, “feel free to use anything if you find it interesting. Sam.” Original mailing envelope present.

Short Beers.

Cambridge: Beanbag Press (nd).

First edition. 16mo. [8 pp]. Small chip from the bottom rear corner of the cover, else near fine in stapled wrappers. Cover photograph by Julie O’Neil.

CREELEY, Robert and Martha Visser’t Hooft.

Buffalo: Poetry/Rare Books Collection, SUNY at Buffalo, 1988.

First edition. Horizontal 8vo. [28 pp]. Fine in oblong sewn wrappers in fine clear acetate dust jacket. Poems by Creeley with tipped-on reproductions of paintings by Hooft. One of 100 numbered copies SIGNED by Creeley and Hooft. Original envelope present.

The Withered Root.

London: Robert Holden and Co., 1927.

First edition. 280 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with toned spine. Striking jacket art by William Roberts. Dated (Feb. 23rd 1928) and INSCRIBED by Davies on the front free endpaper. His first of twenty novels.

DE JONG, Constance.
The Compete Works of Constance De Jong Books 1–5 (complete).

NY: TVRT & Mirror Press (1975–1976).

First editions. Five uniform chapbooks, all near fine in unprinted blue wrappers with wear along the spines. The entire novel in parts by De Jong, who is best known for her libretto for the Philip Glass opera SATYAGRAGA.

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