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The Parchment Boat - Signed

By: Moya Cannon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ireland, Gallery Books: 2001

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1021

ISBN: 1852352019

Condition: Very Good +


Cannon, Moya. The Parchment Boat. County Meath, Ireland: The Gallery Press, 2001, second printing. Wraps, 136mm by 213mm, 45 pp. Very good with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: “To Carol, With very best wishes / Moya.” The author’s second book of verse. 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... View more info

Oar

By: Moya Cannon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ireland, Gallery Books: 2000

Edition: First edition thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1022

ISBN: 1852352639

Condition: Very Good +


Cannon, Moya. Oar. County Meath, Ireland: The Gallery Press, 2000, first paperback, revised edition (originally published in 1990). Wraps, 135mm by 213mm, 52 pp. Very good with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: “To Carol, With very best wishes / Moya.” Cannon’s first book of verse, winner of the 1991 Brendan Behan Memorial Prize. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books ... View more info

Stations: Second Poems by Harvey Mudd, with Translations from the Spanish of Antonio Machado & Miguel de Unamuno - SIGNED

By: Mudd, Harvey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, Second Porcupine Press: 1980

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 399

Condition: Very Good


Printed by The Stinehour Press, limited edition of 500 copies (450 paper, 50 cloth). Softcover, 6 1/8 by 9 1/4-inches, 86 pp. Black wraps with red spine titles and paper cover label. Minor cover and corner wear and slight sun fading to the spine. SIGNED by Mudd on the first page. No writing, highlighting, names, or bookplate. First Edition. View more info

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On Either Side of Arrogance [Poems]

By: Nandy, Pritish

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Calcutta, P. Lal for the Writers Workshop: 1968

Seller ID: 2330

Condition: Near Fine


Ivory paper over grey cloth spine, dust jacket, 14.5 by 22.3 cm, 32 pp. Near fine; jacket is good with ende wear and chips, and tanning and small tears on the spine. Nandy (1951-) is an award-winning (including the E.M. Forster Literary Award and the International Humanitarian Award) Indian writer, politician, and television personality. Having published nearly twenty volumes of poetry since 1967, this is the author’s second collection. The Writers Workshop is a Ca... View more info

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Xeme

By: Newth, Rebecca

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Fremont, MI, Sumac Press: 1971

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1414

Condition: Very Good +


Newth, Rebecca. Xeme. Fremont, Michigan: Sumac Press, 1971, letter “m” from 26 hardcover copies from a total edition of 1126 (1000 softcovers, 100 numbered hardcovers, and 26 lettered, signed hardcovers). Signed by the author on the limitation page. Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with bright gilt spine titles and blindstamped cover titles, 15.5 by 23.8 cm, 79 pp. Hardcover is very good with light foxing on the top edge of the textblock and a previous ow... View more info

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From the Limbs of My Poetree - Signed with DVD

By: Omekongo Dibinga

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Free Your Mind Publishing: 2004

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1018

ISBN: 0976005603

Condition: Very Good +


SIGNED with DVD. Dibinga, Omékongo. From the Limbs of My Poetree. Boston: Free Your Mind Publishing, 2004. Wraps, 184 pp. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author: “To Tyler, Stay focused and make change. Peace, Omékongo.” Very good condition with light wear to the covers. Includes the original DVD with a mix of Dibinga’s live and video music-style readings. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, neve... View more info

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Yakshi from Didarganj: Poems

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1969

Seller ID: 2331

Condition: Near Fine


Orange and patterned cloth with black spine titles, dust jacket, 14.5 by 22.3 cm, 44 pp. Near fine hardcover is good jacket with small tears and chips along the top edge. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry (this being his fifth), over a dozen volumes of literary criticism, a memoir, several books of stories for children, a... View more info

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Love’s The First: Poems

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1968

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 2598

Condition: Very Good


P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]. Love’s The First: Poems. Calcutta, India: Writers Workshop, 1968, second ed. Orange and patterned cloth with black spine titles, belly band, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, 32 pp. Hardcover is very good; belly band is fair with small chips, tears, yellowing, and a 2 in pen on the front panel. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Purushottama Lal (1929 – ... View more info

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POETRY Magazine: Collection of 47 Issues, All Featuring Billy Collins

By: Poetry Magazine, Billy Collins

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Chicago, Poetry Foundation: 1988-2008

Seller ID: 40

Condition: Very Good


Chicago: Poetry Foundation, 1988-2008. Very Good. Chicago: Poetry Foundation, 1988-2008. Very Good. A collection of 47 issues of Poetry Magazine, all featuring the poet Billy Collins. Please see our photo of this lot on the listing page. The issues include: April 1988 (Collins' first appearance in this journal) and Oct. 1988; Jan. and March 1989; Jan. and Aug. 1990; Oct. and Dec. 1991; Jan. and July 1992; Jan., March and Aug. 1993; Jan., Feb., Sept. and Oct. 1994; ... View more info

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The Birth of Tragedy No. 3/May-July 1985

By: Real, V.O., et al., Allen Ginsberg, Henry Rollins, Rene Girard, Lydia Lunch

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Stanford, CFY Productions: 1985

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1030

Condition: Very Good


Real, V.O., et al. The Birth of Tragedy No. 3/May-July ’85. Stanford: CFY Productions, Vol. IV, No. 3, 1985. Newsprint tabloid, 285mm by 380mm, 24 pp. Newsprint is yellowed with light wear to the fore edge. A contemplative Allen Ginsberg graces the cover of this issue of BOT, along with a three-page interview. Also included are interviews with Lydia Lunch and philosopher René Girard, essays by Henry Rollins and Eugene Robinson, poetry, etc. (os) First Edition. View more info

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Angle of ascent: New and selected poems - Signed

By: Robert Earl Hayden

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Liveright: 1975

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1024

ISBN: 0871406136

Condition: Very Good +


Hayden, Robert. Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems. New York: Liveright, 1975, first printing. Black cloth with gilt spine titles and dust jacket. The hardcover has light sun fading on the top and bottom edges and a small ink drip on the fore edge. The dust jacket has sun fading on the spine, chipping at the head and tail of the spine panel, and a few small scratches and edge tears. Inscribed and signed by Hayden on the half-title page: “For Emily / with hig... View more info

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Press Photo of Robert Frost – Ann Arbor Picnic

By: Robert Frost, Detroit Free Press

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Detroit, Detroit Free Press: 1974

Seller ID: 1029

Condition: Very Good +


[Frost, Robert] Press Photo of Robert Frost – Ann Arbor Picnic. Detroit: Detroit Free Press, June 23, 1974. Press photo, 206mm by 253mm. Very good with a couple of crop marks in the margins. Verso there are pen notes and Detroit Free Press stamps, mostly covered by a taped-on news clipping that ran with the image. The image, a slightly grainy reproduction, shows Frost on a picnic in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1923. The short article, by Frederick L. Luddy, focuses ... View more info

One Hundred Poems

By: Robert Klein Engler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Alphabeta Press: 1997

Seller ID: 1376

ISBN: 0944300111

Condition: Very Good


Chicago: Alphabeta Press, 1997. Very Good. Engler, Robert Klein. One Hundred Poems. Chicago: Alphabeta Press, 1997, no edition stated. Wraps, 13.8 by 21.3 cm, 139 pp. Very good with light cover wear and faint creasing to the lower corner of the front cover. 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 offering fine books for ... View more info

Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud - SIGNED by 12 Poets, including Billy Collins, Rita Dove, James Tate, W.S. Merwin, etc

By: Robert Pinsky, ed

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, W.w. Norton & Co.: 2009

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 320

ISBN: 0393066088

Condition: As New


Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 1/2 by 9 1/2-inches, xx, 508 pp. Red paper over dark red paper spine with white spine titles. Fine, unread copy in like jacket. A very special copy SIGNED on the title page by twelve of the poets featured in this volume, including six former U.S. Poets Laureate (*): *Robert Pinsky, *Billy Collins, *Rita Dove, *W.S. Merwin, James Tate, *Mark Strand, Sharon Olds, Philip Schultz, C.K. Williams, Frank Bidart, *Louise Glück, and Paul Muldoon... View more info

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Where to, Tarapada-babu? Poems

By: Roy, Tarapada; Shyamasree Devi and P. Lal, trans.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1974

Seller ID: 2336

Condition: Very Good


Purple and patterned cloth with gilt spine titles, belly band, 14.5 by 22.3 cm, 51 pp. plus colophon and 8 pages of publisher adverts. Very good with light rubbing to the lower corner on the rear board; the belly band has sun fading on the edges and spine panel. Roy (1936-2007) was a Bengali writer of poems, short stories, and essays. He is especially known for his satirical sense of humor. The Writers Workshop is a Calcutta-based literary publisher founded by P. Lal ... View more info

Say Uncle: Poems

By: Ryan, Kay

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2000

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 315

ISBN: 0802137172

Condition: Very Good +


New York: Grove Press, 2000. First printing. Paperback. Very Good +. Ryan, Kay. Say Uncle. New York: Grove Press, 2000, first printing. Softcover, 76 pp. Shows only faint shelf wear to the wraps and pages are just starting to yellow around the edges. SIGNED by Ryan, former U.S. Poet Laureate, on the title page. No remainder marks. No writing, highlighting, names, or bookplate. NOT ex-library. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf... View more info

Ploughshares: Special Double Issue, Vol. 3, No. 3+4, 1977

By: Shore, Jane, ed., Billy Collins

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Ploughshares, Inc.: 1977

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 400

Condition: Very Good +


Cambridge: Ploughshares, Inc., 1977. First edition. Very Good +. Cambridge: Ploughshares, Inc., 1977. First edition. Very Good +. Shore, Jane, ed. Ploughshares: Special Double Issue. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ploughshares, Inc., Vol. 3, No. 3+4, 1977. Softcover, 5 1/4 by 8 3/8-inches, 299 pp. Very light wear and minor yellowing of the wraps. Includes an essay on Elizabeth Bishop and “For Bartleby the Scrivener,” an early poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate B... View more info

Jack Straw's Castle [Poetry]

By: Thom Gunn

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Hallman: 1975

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 63

Condition: Fine


SIGNED TWICE by the author, beat poet Thom Gunn. Staple-bound softcover. Fine condition. No names, no writing. First Edition. View more info

Variations: A Poem

By: Vander Molen, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Lansing, Zeitgeist: 1970

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 996

Condition: Very Good


Vander Molen, Robert. Variations: A Poem. East Lansing, Michigan: Zeitgeist, Inc., 1970, first printing. Staple-bound, card wraps, 104mm by 173mm, [5] 57 pp. plus two pages of ads. Very good with light wear and yellowing to the wraps and the fore edge was cut on a slight angle. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author in 1991 on the first page to poet Judith (Judy) Minty. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOB... View more info

SKIRTS AND SLACKS: Poems

By: W. S Di Piero

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2001

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 505

ISBN: 0375411534

Condition: Fine


New York: Knopf, 2001. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Di Piero, W.S. Skirts and Slacks: Poems. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 1/8 by 8 5/8-inches, x, 66 pp. Speckled salmon paper over black cloth spine with bright silver spine titles. Fine, unread copy in like jacket. SIGNED by Di Piero on the half-title page. Among other honors, Di Piero was awarded the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize; given yearly to poets “whose l... View more info