Charles Agvent: Modern First Editions
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Life Magazine November 23, 1936 (Vol. 1, No. 1)
(Chicago), (Time, Inc.), 1936. First Edition. Softcover. Stapled wraps, 10-1/2" x 14". The first issue of this iconic American magazine. Small teat at the top of the front cover. Near Fine .
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Book number: 019463
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Keywords: Magazines; First Issues; Modern Firsts; Modern First Editions; Periodicals Modern First Editions Periodicals Americana Ephemera

 
(O'HARA, FRANK; JONES, LEROI; AND DI PRIMA, DIANE)
The New York Poets Theatre
New York, The New Bowery Theatre, n.d. [1964]. First Edition. Wraps. Printed wraps (7" x 8-1/2") illustrated with a simple drawing on the cover; 8 mimeographed pages. A program from the second year of the New York Poets Theatre at the New Bowery Theatre on St. Marks Place. The group was founded in 1961 by James Waring, Le Roi Jones, Alan Marlowe, Diane di Prima, and Fred Herko with the intent of staging only one-act plays by poets. The plays in this program are THE EIGHTH DITCH by Le Roi Jones, MURDER CAKE by Diane di Prima, and LOVES LABOR, AN ECLOGUE by Frank O'Hara. In addition to biographies of the writers and listings of casts, there are brief commentaries on each of the plays by Alan Marlowe on Jones, James Waring on di Prima, and O'Hara on his own play. Slight darkening to fore-edge. Near Fine .
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Book number: 019160
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113 | £UK 96.25 | JP¥ 13769]
Keywords: New York School; Frank O'Hara; Modern First Editions; Modern Poetry; Modern Firsts; Theater Modern First Editions Modern Poetry Modern Firsts Literature: American

 
[JAMES, HENRY; HOWELLS, W. D.; ET. AL.]
The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Original gilt-decorated blue cloth. BAL 10667. Among the other authors who contribute a chapter to this most curious book are W. D. Howells (BAL 9790), Mary W. Freeman (BAL 6389), and John Kendrick Bangs (BAL 779). Illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens. Ill.: Alice Barber Stephens. Owner presentation Christmas 1908 on the front pastedown. Near Fine example of this attractive binding .
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Book number: 003031
USD 106.30 [Appr.: EURO 96 | £UK 81.75 | JP¥ 11709]
Keywords: John Kendrick Bangs; Alice Barber Stephens; Brandywine Artists; Women's Literature: W. D. Howells Alice Barber Stephens 19th Century American Literature Illustrated Books Henry James Literature: American

 
ABBEY, EDWARD
Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Santa Fe, Rydal Press, 1989. First Edition. Wraps. One of 250 copies, this unnumbered. Unopened and never bound, present here in loose signatures, one of apparently only 5 copies thus. Posthumously published musings by the Thoreau of the American West. The introduction to this personal selection of journal entries was written less than two weeks prior to the author's death. Fine .
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Book number: 003725
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113 | £UK 96.25 | JP¥ 13769]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; Edward Abbey; Modern First Editions; Environmental LIterature; Limited Environmental LIterature Western Americana Literature: American Modern First Editions

 
[CARVER, RAYMOND; UPDIKE, JOHN; OATES, JOYCE CAROL; ET. AL.] ABRAHAMS, WILLIAM (EDITOR)
Prize Stories 1983. The O. Henry Awards
Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. First Prize went to Raymond Carver's "A Small Good Thing. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper and not easily found in this condition .
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Book number: 017157
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4825]
Keywords: Anthology; Modern Firsts Literature: American Short Stories Raymond Carver John Updike

 
[O'BRIEN, TIM; WOLFF, TOBIAS; ET. AL.] ABRAHAMS, WILLIAM (EDITOR)
Prize Stories 1982. The O. Henry Awards
Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Contributors include Tim O'Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Tobias Wolff, Joseph McElroy, Jane Smiley, Stephen Dixon, Peter Taylor, and Alice Adams. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper and not easily found in this condition .
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Book number: 017158
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: Anthology; Modern Firsts Literature: American Short Stories Tim O'Brien Tobias Wolff

 
[CARVER, RAYMOND; UPDIKE, JOHN; OATES, JOYCE CAROL; ET. AL.] ABRAHAMS, WILLIAM (EDITOR)
Prize Stories 1983. The O. Henry Awards
Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. Uncorrected Proof in tall (10-3/4") printed green wraps. First Prize went to Raymond Carver's "A Small Good Thing." Publication date and price in ink on the front cover. Small tear at the bottom of the front cover; slight strip of sunning to the front edge. Near Fine and uncommon .
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Book number: 017458
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 84.75 | £UK 72.25 | JP¥ 10332]
Keywords: Anthology; Modern Firsts; John Updike Literature: American Short Stories Raymond Carver Uncorrected Proof

 
(ADAMS, RICHARD)
Watership Down. An Exhibition Catalogue to Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Publication
London, Henry Sotheran Ltd. (1982). First American Edition. Softcover. One of 3000 copies of this illustrated exhibition catalog. Small sticker shadow at bottom of front cover. About Fine .
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Book number: 019529
USD 18.80 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 2071]
Keywords: Movie Fiction; Richard Adams; Animal Rights; Fantasy; Literature: English; Children's Literature; Modern First Editions Literature: English Modern First Editions Environmental LIterature Children's Literature

 
ALCORN, ALFRED
The Pull of the Earth
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First Edition. Softcover. Uncorrected Proof in light green printed wraps of the author's first book, with promotional material laid in. Small sticker residue on front cover, otherwise Fine .
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Book number: 017133
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: 20th Century American Literature; Modern Firsts Modern First Editions First Book Literature: American Uncorrected Proof

 
(HUXLEY, ALDOUS AND SAYERS, DOROTHY)
Oxford Poetry 1918
Oxford, B. H. Blackwell, 1918. First Edition. Wraps. Blue wraps with a printed label. Very early appearances by Aldous Huxley and Dorothy Sayers. Owner name dated 1919 on the half-title page. Minor staining and wear to wraps. Very Good .
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Book number: 006394
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Keywords: Dorothy Sayers; Bloomsbury; Aldous Huxley; Oxford Poetry; Modern First Editions; Modern Poetry; Modern Firsts Modern First Editions Modern Poetry Anthology Literature: English

 
GINSBERG, ALLEN ET. AL
Wholly Communion
New York, Grove Press, (1965). First Edition. wraps. Pictorial wraps, not issued in hardcover. Illustrated with photographs. Based on a film made of an International Poetry Reading at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965. Contributors include Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Ill.: Photos. Slight crease at bottom right corner. Near Fine .
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Book number: 006014
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: Modern Poetry; Modern Firsts Photos Anthology Literature: American Film Beat Literature

 
ALLISON, DOROTHY
Bastard out of Carolina
New York, Dutton, (1992). First Edition. Hardcover. Her first novel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 008264
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Keywords: Modern Firsts; First Novel; First Book; Modern First Editions Gay Literature Literature: American Modern First Editions First Book

 
ALLISON, DOROTHY
The Women Who Hate Me
Brooklyn, Long Haul Press, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. White printed wraps. Her scarce first book, a collection of poems issued by a small feminist press. Minor crease upper front cover. Very light soiling. Near Fine .
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Book number: 007574
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 169.25 | £UK 144.25 | JP¥ 20654]
Keywords: Gay Literature; Lesbian Literature; Modern Firsts; Modern First Editions; Southern Literature; First Book First Book Women's Literature Literature: American Modern First Editions

 
ANTHONY, PIERS
Pornucopia
Houston, Tafford Publishing, Inc. (1989). First Edition. Hardcover. From the author's dustwrapper copy: "Be warned: this is not Xanth. But those who want their minds wickedly stretched, read on. Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 019714
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; Modern First Editions; Pornography; Adult Literature; Science Fiction Pornography Modern First Editions Literature: American Science Fiction

 
APPEL, BENJAMIN
With Many Voices. Europe Talks About America
New York, William Morrow and Company, 1963. First Edition. cloth. A novelist's conversations with people on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown and on the front pastedown the small Fountain Lawn Library bookplate of coal baron La Fayette Butler, many of whose books were left untouched from the time of their purchase by him until their sale in the summer of 1999. Rather uncommon and certainly timely. Near Fine in a price-clipped, near Very Good dustwrapper .
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Book number: 015208
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2754]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; Modern First Editions; Communism Europe Iron Curtain World Politics Nonfiction

 
ASHBERY, JOHN
Turandot and Other Poems
New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1953. First Edition. Decorated wraps. Ashbery's first book, a 23-page chapbook in sewn decorated paper wraps, one of only 300 copies printed. Illustrated with four drawings by Jane Freilicher. In this copy two of the plates are duplicated giving a total of six plates. Ill.: Jane Freilicher. Wrappers neatly strengthened internally with professional paper repairs to a few small chips at the top and bottom as well as to the bottom margin of a few pages towards the end. Near Fine example of this scarce book .
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Book number: 019023
USD 1875.00 [Appr.: EURO 1691.5 | £UK 1441 | JP¥ 206538]
Keywords: New York School; Modern Firsts Jane Freilicher Modern Poetry First Book Limited Literature: American

 
ATWOOD, MARGARET
The Animals in That Country
Boston, Little, Brown, (1968). First Edition. Hardcover. A collection of poems, the author's first book from a commercial press and second overall. A Review Copy with insert laid in which gives the date of publication as 30 January 1969. The Canadian edition was not published until 6 March 1969. Fine in a very close to Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 000551
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113 | £UK 96.25 | JP¥ 13769]
Keywords: First Book; Review Copy; Margaret Atwood Modern Firsts Modern Poetry Women's Literature Canadian Literature

 
AUDEN, W. H
The Age of Anxiety
New York, Random House, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Bloomfield A29: 3500 copies printed, preceding the English edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis of Leonard Bernstein's "Symphony, no. 2," this book is one of Auden's finest accomplishments. Fine in a bright, Fine dustwrapper and increasingly uncommon thus .
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Book number: 007960
USD 312.50 [Appr.: EURO 282 | £UK 240.25 | JP¥ 34423]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; W. H. Auden Modern Poetry 20th Century British Literature Literature: American Pulitzer Prize

 
[AUDEN, W. H.] HORAN, ROBERT
A Beginning
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1948. First Edition. hardcover. Bloomfield & Mendelson B36: 1014 copies. Horan's first book, with a 4-page foreword by W. H. Auden. Marginal ink marks and two words on the last page of the foreword. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper with a few chips and tears along the spine .
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Book number: 006009
USD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4825]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; 20th Century American Literature Modern Poetry Literature: American First Book W. H. Auden

 
AUDEN, W. H
The Double Man
New York, Random House, (1941). First Edition. Softcover. Bloomfield & Mendelson A24a: 2000 copies printed, precedes the English edition. This copy is likely an Advance Review Copy and consists of loose signatures, never bound. In pencil on the title page is written "Aldington," this likely being Richard Aldington's copy though the signature does not match his handwriting. Some browning and chipping, as could be expected, but overall in Very Good condition and quite scarce .
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Book number: 017519
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 451.25 | £UK 384.25 | JP¥ 55077]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; W. H. Auden Modern Poetry Literature: English 20th Century British Literature Advance Review Copy

 
(AUDEN, W. H.)
Gazette of the Grolier Club: "Address on Henry James
[New York], Grolier Club, Feb. 1947. First Edition. Stapled wraps. Stapled wraps. An 18-page essay by Auden on Henry James. Also includes an essay by Clifton Fadiman as well as a catalogue of the Henry James exhibition at the Grolier Club. Bloomfield & Mendelson C312. Near Fine .
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Book number: 010839
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Keywords: Literary Criticism; W. H. Auden; Modern First Editions; Modern Poetry; Henry James; Grolier Club Literature: English Modern First Editions Henry James Grolier Club

 
AUDEN, W. H
A Gobble Poem Snatched from the Notebooks of W.H. Auden & Now Believed to Be in the Morgan Library
London, Fuck Books Unlimited, 1967. First Edition. wraps. Bloomfield & Mendelson Appendix II. Stated First English Printing of this blatantly homoerotic poem but actually the second printing. Stapled light violet wraps lettered in green. Quarto (7-7/16" x 10"). Illustrated with a caricature of a naked man on the title page. Limitation somewhere between 250 and 400 copies. Apparently these light violet covers were used on the first copies before being replaced by bright green covers. Slight rust marks from staples. About Fine .
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Book number: 011317
USD 156.30 [Appr.: EURO 141 | £UK 120.25 | JP¥ 17217]
Keywords: Gay Literature; Homosexuality; Erotica; Modern Poetry; Modern Firsts; Modern First Editions; W. H. Auden; Limited Literature: English Modern First Editions 20th Century British Literature Erotica

 
(AUDEN, W. H.) CASALS, PABLO
Hymn to the United Nations for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices with Piano (or Organ) Accompaniment
New York, Tetra Music Corporation, (1972). First Edition. wraps. Stapled white printed wraps, 16 pages, 8- 3/4" x 10-3/4". Poem by Auden with music by Casals. Near Fine .
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Book number: 010854
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: United Nations; Libretto; Classical Music; Pablo Casals; Modern Poetry; Modern Firsts; W. H. Auden; Music Scores Modern First Editions Literature: English 20th Century British Literature Music Scores

 
AUDEN, W. H [BUCKNELL, KATHERINE (EDITOR)]
Juvenilia. Poems 1922 - 1928
(Princeton), Princeton University Press, (1994). First Edition. Hardcover. A compilation of over 200 poems from Auden's youth, including 22 newly discovered poems and the contents of the privately printed volume POEMS (1928). Fine in a Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 010831
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3448]
Keywords: Modern Firsts; Modern Poetry; W. H. Auden Modern Poetry Literature: English 20th Century British Literature

 
AUDEN, W. H
On This Island
New York, Random House, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. Bloomfield & Mendelson A13b: 2000 copies printed, preceded by the English edition which was titled LOOK STRANGER!. Beautiful, bright book in an attractive dustwrapper with a small chip at the head of the spine and minor chipping at the heel. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper .
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Book number: 010815
USD 168.80 [Appr.: EURO 152.5 | £UK 129.75 | JP¥ 18594]
Keywords: Modern Firsts Literature: English W. H. Auden 20th Century British Literature Modern Poetry

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