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French Sonnets

By: Mac Low, Jackson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Membrane Press, 1989

Edition: First trade edition


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 limited edition of 1984. No writing, highlighting, names, or other... 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


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

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


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

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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


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

Oar

By: Moya Cannon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ireland, Gallery Books, 2000

Edition: First edition thus

Inscription: Signed


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

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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


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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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


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

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Press Photo of Allen Ginsberg – 1969 Chicago 7 Trial

By: Ginsberg, Allen; Associated Press; Chicago Tribune

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, AP/Chicago Tribune, 1969


[Ginsberg, Allen] Press Photo of Allen Ginsberg – Chicago 7. Chicago: Associated Press via Chicago Tribune, December 12, 1969. Wirephoto, 257mm by 182mm. Good with light crazing and a crease to the upper right corner. Date stamps, pencil notes and scribbling, and a strip of masking tape on verso. For an article related to the Chicago 7 (and 8) trial, the caption reads: “RAISES FUNDS FOR CONSPIRACY DEFENDENTS [sic] -- Bearded poet Allen Ginsberg appears at an ar... View more info

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Press Photo of Allen Ginsberg – Lecturing at Naropa Institute

By: Allen Ginsberg, Denver Post, Fred Nelson

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Denver, Denver Post, 1983


[Ginsberg, Allen] Press Photo of Allen Ginsberg – Lecturing at Naropa Institute. Denver: The Denver Post, 1983. Original press photo, 221mm by 315mm. Near fine with press number in red in the right margin and a faint code number in the top margin. Date stamps (Nov. 29 and Dec. 4, 1983), pencil notes, and typed caption on verso: “Allen Ginsberg lecturing at the Naropa Institute.” A stunning profile of Ginsberg by Denver Post photographer Fred Nelson. Both the ... View more info

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Press Photo of Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By: Chicago Sun-Times

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, 1986

Edition: original


Press Photo of Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Chicago: Chicago Sun-Times, 3 April 1986. Press photo, 20.2cm by 25.3cm. Near fine with a couple of small scuff marks on the image and agency stamps and a caption taped on verso: “Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet of the beat generation, in town for a rare reading.” Photo by Amanda Alcock. 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


[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

San Francisco Blues

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NP, Beat Books, 1983

Edition: First printing


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 of all seventy-nine “choruses” in this suite. ... 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


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


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

Say Uncle: Poems

By: Ryan, Kay

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press, 2000

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


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