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A Journal of the Way: Poems

By: Katrak, K.D. [Kersy]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop, 1969


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

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A Last Bridge Home: New and Selected Poems - Signed

By: Gerber, Dan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Livingston, Montana, Clark City Press, 1992

Edition: first softcover edition

Inscription: Signed


Wraps, 14 by 21.3 cm, 162 pp. Inscribed and signed by Gerber on the half-title page: “For Jim McNeil, with my best wishes, Dan Gerber / August 19, 1992,” and signed and dated by Gerber on the title page. Very good with only faint edge wear and light foxing to the top edge of the textblock. 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) is dedicated to offering fi... View more info

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Aborted Fetus Pinata [Poetry]

By: Mead, Erich

Price: $20.00

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


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

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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


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

Au Lit Holy or Transgressions of the Maghreb

By: Anne Waldman (Author ), Eleni Sikelianos (Author ), Laird Hunt (Author )

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Erie, Colorado, Smokeproof Press, 1998

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed


Erie, Colorado: Smokeproof Press, 1998. First edition. Paperback. Fine. SIGNED by Anne Waldman on title page. Fine condition, first edition staple-bound softcover. No names, no writing, NOT ex-library. First Edition. View more info

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Basil Rathbone reads Edgar Allan Poe: Volume One (LP Record)

By: Poe, Edgar Allan; Basil Rathbone

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Caedmon Records, [1954]


TC 1028. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. Vinyl is very good with only a few faint scratches and light crackling (on the A side); the sleeve has only light wear. Rathbone (1892-1967), who was a Shakespearean actor and swashbuckling film star, reads The rave, Annabel Lee, Eldorado, To –, The Masque of the Red Death, Alone, The City in the Sea, and The Black Cat. Dust jacket present. View more info

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Bath Water Wine - Signed

By: Coleman, Wanda

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, CA, Black Sparrow Press, 1999

Edition: second printing

Inscription: Signed


Hardcover, illustrated paper over black cloth spine with paper spine label, 16 by 23.5 cm, 288 pp. plus author portrait and bio. Signed by Coleman on a blank leaf facing the copyright page. Near fine but for some very light rubbing on the bottom edges and a tiny remainder dot on the bottom edge of the textblock. The tenth collection of poetry from “the L.A. Blueswoman.” No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wr... View more info

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Black Zodiac: Poems - SIGNED

By: Charles WRIGHT

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux (t), 1997

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Wright, Charles. Black Zodiac: Poems. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 14.5cm by 21.5cm, 85 pp. Black paper over grey paper spine with black spine titles. Near fine, unread hardcover with only minor rubbing at the tail of the spine in a near fine jacket. Signed by poet on the title page (no inscription). Wright was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2014 and he won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Black Z... View more info

Brother Fire: Poems

By: W.S. Di Piero

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf, 2004

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


New York: Knopf, 2004. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Di Piero, W.S. Brother Fire: Poems. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2004, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 1/8 by 8 5/8-inches, x, 72 pp. Black paper with bright copper gilt spine titles. Fine hardcover in near fine jacket with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. 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 poet... View more info

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C.K. Williams Selected Poems - Signed

By: Williams, C.K. (Charles Kenneth)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995

Edition: eighth printing

Inscription: Signed


Wraps, 15.5 by 23.3 cm, 289 (1) pp. Signed by Williams on the title page. Very good (appears unread) with only light signs of shelf wear to the wraps and a couple small scuffs to the top edge of the textblock. 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) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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C.K. Williams Selected Poems - Signed

By: Williams, C.K. (Charles Kenneth)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995

Edition: eighth printing

Inscription: Signed


Wraps, 15.5 by 23.3 cm, 289 (1) pp. Signed by Williams on the title page. Very good (appears unread) with only light signs of shelf wear to the wraps and corners. 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) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

Caged Angels - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Pilot Press, 1972

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Caged Angels. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Pilot Press, 1972, printed in an edition of 1000. Wraps, 132mm by 210mm, 64pp. Light rubbing to the covers and the bookplate of poet Irene Kane Latta on the half-title page. Signed by Greinke on the title page. 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 discriminating readers. (eph) First Edit... View more info

Canary Wine - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis, 1970

Edition: First printing


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

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


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

Earth Songs - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Self-Published, 1970

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


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