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Canary Wine - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis: 1970

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1011


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Canary Wine. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Metamorphosis Productions, 1970, printed in an edition of 500. Staple-bound, card wraps, 139mm by 216mm, 24 pp. Near fine with a light upper corner crease on the front cover. Signed by Greinke on the title page. The author’s second chapbook. (eph) First Edition. View more info

Earth Songs - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Self-Published: 1970

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1012


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Earth Songs. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Self-published, 1970, printed in an edition of 500. Staple-bound, card wraps, 132mm by 215mm, 33 pp. Near fine. Signed by Greinke on the title page. This scarce chapbook was Greinke’s first publication. WorldCat shows only two holdings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminati... View more info

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Iron Rose - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Pilot Press Books: 1972

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1013


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Iron Rose. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Pilot Press Books, 1973, printed in an edition of 1000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 150mm by 225mm, 47 [1] pp. Light edge wear and foxing to jacket, faint spotting on the hardcover. Signed by Greinke on the title page. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offeri... View more info

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Sand & Other Poems - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis: 1971

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1014


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Sand & Other Poems. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Metamorphosis Press Books, 1971, printed in an edition of 1000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 140mm by 216mm, 60 pp. Hardcover is near fine with one turned page corner, jacket has light rubbing and a tiny nick on the top edge of the front jacket flap. Signed by Greinke on the title page. Following two chapbooks, this is the author’s first book proper which launched the author on a lifetime career t... View more info

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Sand & Other Poems - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis: 1971

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1015


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Sand & Other Poems. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Metamorphosis Press Books, 1971, printed in an edition of 1000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 140mm by 216mm, 60 pp. Hardcover is near fine, jacket has yellowing on the spine and around the edges and chipping at the head of the spine panel. Signed by Greinke on the title page. Following two chapbooks, this is the author’s first book proper which launched the author on a lifetime career that earned ... View more info

10 Michigan Poets - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric, ed., Cor Barendrecht, Joseph Dionne, Albert and Barbara Drake, John Knap II, Ronnie Lane, Herbert Martin, E.W. Oldenburg, and Barbara Robbins

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Pilot Press: 1972

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1016


Grand Rapids: Pilot Press, 1972. First printing. Very Good. Greinke, Lawrence Eric, ed. 10 Michigan Poets. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Pilot Press Books, 1972, first printing. Wraps, 130mm by 210mm, 154 pp. Light yellowing and foxing to the wraps and a sticker ghost on the front cover (see image). Signed by Greinke on the title page. A regional collection edited by Greinke which also includes eleven of his early poems. Contributors also include Cor Barendrecht, Jos... View more info

Pearl for Flo, SIGNED Poetry Broadside

By: Herschel Silverman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, X-Ray Books: 1999

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 322


Small, letterpress-printed broadside (single, one-sided sheet), 4 1/8 by 4 7/8-inches. Fine, as new condition. SIGNED by Silverman along left edge. This poem was originally issued in X-Ray Magazine number eight, 1999. It was a laid-in piece and has since lost its original home. X-Ray Magazine, edited by Johnny Brewton, was a yearly bound and laid-in collection of poetry, art, and found objects that were created in various ways, including letterpress, Xerox, and by h... View more info

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Poems by Thomas Hood - With Fore-Edge Paining of an Amputation by Martin Frost, foredge

By: Hood, Thomas.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon & Co.: 1860

Edition: 12th

Seller ID: 1245


Hood, Thomas. Poems by Thomas Hood. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1860, 12th edition. Textured burnt orange leather with slightly dulled gilt spine titles, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, 10.5 cm by 16.8 cm, x [1] 388 pp. Features a 2005 fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of an amputation, titled “Early Surgery” in the style of Thomas Rowlandson. Light wear at corners and hinges and one signature is minutely off-set (does not affect fore-edge painting). Remnants of... View more info

X-Ray Magazine No. 5 - Charles Bukowski, Billy Childish, Jim Carroll, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg

By: Johnny Brewton, ed

Price: $200.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Pneumatic Press/X-Ray Novelty Co.: 1995

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 323


San Francisco: Pneumatic Press/X-Ray Novelty Co., 1995. First edition. Near Fine. San Francisco: Pneumatic Press/X-Ray Novelty Co., 1995. First edition. Near Fine. Brewton, Johnny, ed. X-Ray Magazine No. 5, Winter 1995. San Francisco: Pneumatic Press/X-Ray Novelty Co., 1995, limited edition of 226, this being number 90 of 200 numbered copies. Card covers with mylar overlays and a Surebind (plastic post) binding, 7 by 8 1/2-inches, 92 pp. with three laid-in cards... View more info

Image for Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

By: Judith Minty

Price: $365.00

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1009


A Collection of Works by Judith Minty, All Signed. This collection includes signed first editions of eight of Judith Minty’s books, and six other publications in which she was featured. Born in Detroit, Minty earned degrees from Ithaca College and Western Michigan University, and has maintained a Michigan home for most of her life, living on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula. Her first book of poetry won the United States... View more info

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A Journal of the Way: Poems

By: Katrak, K.D. [Kersy]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1969

Seller ID: 2334


Red and green cloth over thin boards, “Flexiback edition,” dust jacket, 14 by 21.7 cm, 40 pp. plus 8 pages of publisher ads, small binder’s ticket on the rear pastedown: “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Near fine book in very good jacket with light edge wear. From Katrak’s current publisher: “Kersy Katrak was born in Bombay in 1936, was ordained a Parsi priest at 12, and began writing poetry at 16. Ment... View more info

San Francisco Blues

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NP, Beat Books: 1983

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 983


NP: Beat Books, 1983. First printing. Very Good. Kerouac, Jack. San Francisco Blues. NP: Beat Books, 1983, first printing. Staple-bound, green card wraps, 148mm by 209mm, not paginated (56 pages). Very good with light corner wear, an upper corner crease and some tiny dents on the front cover, a lower-corner creases and a few spots on the back cover. There are pen notes on poem number four and pencil notes next to number eleven. The is the first complete printing... View more info

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The Ballad of the Sad Young Men and Other Verse

By: Landesman, Fran

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY, The Permanent Press: 1982

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 1868


First U.S. edition (first published in the U.K by Polytantric in 1975). Wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 59 pp. Very good with some light creases and uneven yellowing on the front cover. Interior is clean and bright. First Edition. View more info

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So Ask: Essays, Conversations, and Interviews (Poets on Poetry)

By: Levine, Philip

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 2002

Edition: First Softcover Printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 348


Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. First Softcover Printing. Fine. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. First Softcover Printing. Fine. Levine, Philip. So Ask: Essays, Conversations, and Interviews. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002, first Softcover printing. Softcover, 5 3/8 by 8-inches, ix, 148 pp. Unread copy with only faint shelf wear to the wraps. SIGNED by Levine, the current U.S. Poet Laureate, on the title page. Inclu... View more info

Watermelons - Signed

By: Loewinsohn, Ron; Allen Ginsberg, introduction; William Carlos Williams

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Totem Press: 1959

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1017


New York: Totem Press, 1959. First edition. Very Good +. Loewinsohn, Ron; Allen Ginsberg, introduction. Watermelons. New York: Totem Press, 1959, limited edition of 1000 copies. Staple-bound, card wraps, 140mm by 214mm, 29 [1] pp. plus errata slip. Light rubbing to the wraps. Signed and dated (2 May, 1970) by Loewinsohn on the title page. Includes a preface by way of a letter from William Carlos Williams. This book of poetry was one of the original seven volume... View more info

French Sonnets

By: Mac Low, Jackson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Membrane Press: 1989

Edition: First trade edition

Seller ID: 944


Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1989. First trade edition. Near Fine. Mac Low, Jackson. French Sonnets. Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1989, first trade edition. Card wraps, 209mm x 131mm, [32 pp.]. Near fine. Cover art and endpapers by Anne Tardos, preface by Mac Low. A collection of poems – written using “chance operations” – that was based on Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVIII and a French-English dictionary. This first trade edition reproduces the Black Mesa Press... View more info

Winter Count: The Poems of Frederick Manfred - Signed

By: Manfred, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Thorp Springs Press: 1977

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 1449


Manfred, Frederick. Winter Count: The Poems of Frederick Manfred. Berkeley: Thorp Springs Press, 1977, second edition. Softcover, 14 by 21 cm, 78 pp. near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of wear to the edges and corners. Inscribed and signed on the title page: “To … from Frederick Manfred / 2-9-1979.” No other writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA) is ... View more info

In the Small of My Backyard - Signed

By: Matt Cook

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Manic D Press, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1020


Cook, Matt. In the Small of My Backyard. San Francisco: Manic D Press, 2002, first printing. Wraps, 138mm by 214mm, 92 pp. Very good with minor cover wear. Signed by Cook on the title page. Cook’s first volume of poetry. He has been featured several times on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open s... View more info

Warranty in Zulu - Poems

By: Matthew Gavin Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Barrow Street Press: 2010

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 893


Wraps, 6 by 9-inches, 79 pp. Fine, unread copy with only the faintest amount of shelf wear. Signed (not inscribed) by the author on the title page. A collection of poetry from the author of Barolo and Sagittarius Agitprop. First Edition. View more info

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Aborted Fetus Pinata [Poetry]

By: Mead, Erich

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Millbrook, NY, EMead/Pitbullgrin Books: 2000

Seller ID: 2247


Staple-bound self-wraps, 10.8 by 14 cm, [8] pp. incld. covers. Very good with light wear and a small upper corner crease on the back cover. A small xeroxed collection of poetry; mostly anti-Christian and anger at the world, “one more of gods worthless children…….” Includes advice to copycat serial killers and info on ordering the author’s other titles. “I am Rasputin reborn in a poets form. Creating chaos w/words, inciting wars between the mind and the he... View more info