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    BANKS, Russell.
    $675.00
    Las Vegas: Rainmaker Editions, 2002. First edition. 53 pp. Fine in full cloth with printed cover and spine labels in fine publisher’s slipcase. Fiction by Banks illustrated with three engravings by Barry Moser. One of 399 numbered copies on Magnani paper SIGNED by Banks and Moser. At publication price:
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    BARTHELME, Donald.
    $500.00
    London: Jonathan Cape (1968). Uncorrected proof. 180 pp. Near fine in printed red wrappers with publication information pasted to front panel (as issued), in near fine, proof dust jacket with wear to crown of spine and light overall soiling. Barthelme's first novel.
  • BATAILLE, Georges writing as “Pierre Angélique.”
    $1,250.00
    Paris: Olympia Press, 1956. First printing of this edition (originally published in 1941). 45 pp. Near fine in wrappers and near fine printed dust jacket. Preface by Georges Bataille, to this work by Georges Bataille, published under the Angélique pseudonym. Translated from the original French by Austryn Wainouse, as “Audiart.” A retitled MADAME EDWARDA, the change to avoid trouble with the French authorities connecting this English translation to the French original. An uncommon Olympia book.
  • BECKETT, Samuel.
    $200.00
    Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit (1980). First edition, deluxe numbered issue. 87 pp. Very near fine in printed wrappers. Near fine unprinted glassine dust jacket with two small spots on rear cover. One of 99 numbered copies with the publisher’s corresponding limitation slip present.
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    BECKETT, Samuel.
    $4,500.00
    Paris: Europa Press, 1935. First edition, numbered issue. [36 pp]. Some uneven offsetting to rear cover, else very near fine in printed wrappers. One of 250 numbered copies (this is copy #7). Though not called for in this state, SIGNED by Beckett on the title page. Federman & Fletcher 22.
  • BECKETT, Samuel.
    $200.00
    Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit (1981). First edition. 76 pp. Very near fine in printed wrappers and near fine unprinted glassine. One of 99 numbered copies on Alfa mousse paper, with the publisher’s numbered limitation slip.
  • BECKETT, Samuel.
    $3,000.00
    NY: Grove Press [1957]. First US edition, numbered & signed issue. 72 pp. Light sunning to spine, and to the top of the cloth on the rear panel, else fine in brown quarter cloth with gold stamping. Very near fine clear acetate dust jacket with one tiny chip. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Beckett. His second book, originally published in the UK in 1931. Federman & Fletcher 7.12.
  • BERNERS, Lord.
    $350.00
    Montcalm: Cygnet Press (2000). First printing of this reissue. vii + 99 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Edited by John Byrne, with his introduction. One of 500 (of 750) copies. Originally published in 1935 in a small edition under the pen name “Adela Quebec.”
  • BERRIGAN, Ted.
    $1,500.00
    NY: Lorenz & Ellen Gude, 1964. First edition. 4to. [134 pp]. Covers lightly toned, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art by Joe Brainard. One of 300 numbered copies. The first separate incarnation of Berrigan’s major poetic statement, dedicated to his friend Joe Brainard, and edited by his friend Ron Padgett. This copy has the unprinted rear cover, and is scarce thus.
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    BERRY, Wendell.
    $500.00
    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First edition. 204 pp. Small ink dot on bottom edge, else very near fine dust jacket with light wear along bottom edge and crown of spine. Berry’s first novel.
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    BRADBURY, Ray.
    $750.00
    NY: Ballantine Books (1955). First edition. 306 pp. Bumps to lower corners, pale spot to fore-edge. In all, very good plus in a very good, first issue dust jacket with internally-mended tears to the flap folds and foot and crown of spine. SIGNED by Bradbury on the front free endpaper.
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    BRAKHAGE, Stan.
    $350.00
    San Francisco: Pasteurize Press (1975). Second edition. [32 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. Lacks the printed mailing envelope, and smoky unprinted mylar endpapers. Cover art by Michael Meyers (uncredited). Printed dedication, “for Robert Duncan and Jess.” Remarks following a screening of “The Text of Light” at the San Francisco Art Institute 18 November 1974. Despite the imprint, a Zephyrus Image production.
  • BRAKHAGE, Stan.
    $500.00
    San Francisco: Zephyrus Image (1975). First edition. [32 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. Lacks the printed mailing envelope. Cover art by Michael Meyers (uncredited). Printed dedication, “for Robert Duncan and Jess.” Remarks following a screening of “The Text of Light” at the San Francisco Art Institute 18 November 1974.
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    BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
    $500.00
    NY: Simon & Schuster (1974). First edition. 216 pp. Black ink strip to bottom edge of text block near spine, else fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Brautigan on the title page.
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    BRETON, André.
    $1,000.00
    NY: View Editions, 1946. First US edition. [56 pp]. Wear along the extrems, else very good plus in like dust jacket with chipping to base and crown of spine, two edge tears, and slight loss to tips of flap folds. Cover art by Marcel Duchamp. Internal drawings by Arshile Gorky. Original French poems with facing English translations by Edouard Roditi.
  • BROODTHAERS, Marcel.
    $250.00
    Dijon: ADAC (1988). First edition. [22 pp]. Very near fine in printed wrappers. One of 300 numbered copies. Text and images reproduced from Broodthaers’ holograph. L’album 3.
  • BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    $500.00
    London: London Magazine Editions, 1974. First edition. 205 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Bukowski on the the title page. Thirty-one short stories.
  • BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    $5,000.00
    NY: 7 Poets Press [1962] . First edition. [44 pp]. Fine in stapled wrappers. Original mailing envelop present, addressed to Marvin Malone (Wormwood Review) with the return label for Carl Larsen, the book’s editor and publisher. Krumhansl 8.
  • BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    $250.00
    San Francisco: City Lights Books (1973). Second edition, first printing. 255 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover photograph of Bukowski by Brad Darby. Bukowski’s weekly columns for John Bryan’s Open City. Krumhansl 29b.
  • BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    $2,500.00
    Chicago: Midwest Poetry Chapbooks (1962). First edition. 32 pp. Fine in stapled wrappers. One of 300 copies. Twenty poems. Original mailing envelope, addressed to Wormwood Review editor Marvin Malone accompanies. Bukowski’s Krumhansl 9.
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    BUKOWSKI, Charles.
    $500.00
    Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, 1986. First edition, numbered & signed issue. 313 pp. Fine in printed paper-covered boards with cloth spine and printed label. Fine acetate dust jacket. One of 400 numbered copies SIGNED by Bukowski. Krumhansl 100c.
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    BURROUGHS, William S.
    $75.00
    Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1975. Second trade paperback printing. Horizontal 16mo. [80 pp]. Uneven sunning to rear cover, else very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Text and conception by Burroughs with illustrations by Robert F. Gale.
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    CARRINGTON, Leonora.
    $75.00
    Chicago: Black Swan, 1983. First edition. 52 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with a hard erasure to the first leaf. Collages by Debra Taub. Carrington's adventures in Spain, “on the other side of the mirror." Published originally in the American surrealist journal VVV in 1944.
  • CARROLL, Jim.
    $500.00
    Bolinas: Tombouctor/Lamplighter (1978). First edition, first issue. 150 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with a few very light creases down spine. A tight bright copy of this classic memoir.
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    CARROLL, Jim.
    $450.00
    Bolinas: Tombouctor/Lamplighter (1978). First edition, first issue. 150 pp. Light scuff to front panel and light vertical crease to spine. In all, very good plus in illustrated wrappers.
  • CARVER, Raymond.
    $650.00
    Santa Barbara: Capra Press (1983). First edition. 189 pp. Very near fine in paper-covered boards with gilt stamping to spine and front panel. No dust jacket, as issued. Essays, poems, and stories, with a significant afterword by Carver. One of a small number of hardcover copies designated primarily for libraries. INSCRIBED by Carver on title page: “For Doug Blazek, / Salud! / with regards- / Ray. Carver.”
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    CARVER, Raymond.
    $150.00
    Santa Barbara: Noel Young/Capra Press, 1977. First edition. 110 pp. Near fine in illustrated wrappers with light sunning to spine and a bump to upper corner of the text block. A collection of eight stories.
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    CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand.
    $1,250.00
    Paris: Denoël et Steele (1936). First edition. 697 pp. Light wear to base and crown of spine, short mended tears to the front cover and first three leaves, reading creases to spine. In all, very good plus in printed wrappers. One of 750 numbered copies on Alfa paper.
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    CONNELL, Evan S.
    $750.00
    San Francisco: Arion Press, 2009. First edition, lettered issue. Small 4to. ix + 272 pp. Very near fine in full cloth with pasted-on color images to front and rear panels (lightly rubbed). Cover art and illustrations throughout by Laurie Simmons. Introduction by Mark Oppenheimer. One of 26 lettered copies on Mohawk Superfine paper SIGNED by Connell and Simmons.
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    CONNOLLY, Cyril.
    $750.00
    Paris: Obelisk Press (1936). First edition. 247 pp. Slight lean to spine, else near fine in printed wrappers with one light reading crease, and some tanning to extrems. Connolly’s first book, and only novel.
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    CONROY, Pat.
    $300.00
    NY: TOR/Pinnacle Books (1981). Uncorrected proof. 258 pp. Near fine in printed wrappers (lightly soiled) with a staple to front wrap. Advance copy for the reissue of Conroy's first book, originally published in 1970. Contains a new introduction by Conroy.
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    CONROY, Pat.
    $450.00
    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Uncorrected proof. 536 pp. Very near fine in printed wrappers. An uncommon proof. “Compliments of Houghton Mifflin” card laid in. Conroy's third book, basis for the successful film.