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PUIG, Manuel.
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth.

NY: Dutton, 1971.

First US edition. 222 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Translated from the original Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine. Puig’s first novel.

[PYNCHON, Thomas]. Weisenburger, Steven C.
A GRAVITY’S RAINBOW Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon’s Novel.

Athens & London: University of Georgia Press (2006).

Second edition, revised and expanded. xii + 412 pp w/index. Fine in full yellow cloth with black lettering to spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Eighteen years of additions, corrections, and expansions.

RIMBAUD, Arthur.

San Francisco (1990).

First edition. [16 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. Printed letterpress on Domestic Etching paper by Jeanne Bogardus, G.A. Ella, Mabel Maney, Geoffry Milliken, and Sigrun Torinus, who each tackle and interpret artistically a vowel. Text in the original French and English translation.

RUSCHA, Edward with Mason Williams and Patrick Blackwell.
Royal Road Test.

Los Angeles: Mason Williams and Edward Ruscha (1971).

Third edition. [48 pp]. Faint dampstains inside front cover and to first blank leaf, else near fine in spiral-bound wrappers. A photo-documentary, captioned, of the destruction of a Royal Typewriter via being thrown from the window of a Buick at 90 mph.

SAGAN, Francoise.
Réponses: The Autobiography of Francoise Sagan.

Godalming: Black Sheep Books (1979).

First UK edition. 153 pp w/bibliography & notes. Fine in fine dust jacket. Translated from the original French by David Macey.

Presences of Mind: The Collected Books of Jack Sharpless.

Frankfort: Gnomon Press (1989).

First trade paperback edition. xi + 107 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Edited by Ronald Johnson and with Afterwords by Guy Davenport & Jonathan Williams.

No Ties.

Portrush: Ulsterman Publications (1970).

First edition. [12 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Cover art by Carolyn Mulholland. INSCRIBED by Simmons, “For Walter on the occasion / of his departure for America / Aug. 70 / with love. / James Simmons.”

[SNYDER, Gary]. Goin, Peter.
Dooby Lane: Also Know as Guru Road, a Testament Inscribed in Stone Tablets.

Berkeley: Counterpoint (2016).

First edition. Oblong 8vo. 117 pp w/list of names. Fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs by Goin with field notes by Snyder. SIGNED by Snyder on the title page.

STAFFORD, William.
The Quiet of the Land.

NY: Nadja (1979).

First edition, lettered & signed issue. Small 4to. [12 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers and very near fine printed dust jacket. One of 26 lettered copies on Fabriano Rosapina paper SIGNED by Stafford and reserved for the Press. Six poems.

STEIN, Gertrude.
Four in America.

New Haven: Yale University Press 1947.

First edition. xxvii + 221 pp. Very near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a small ink spot to rear panel (a production flaw). Introduction by Thornton Wilder. Washington, Grant, Wright, James, each leading a different life. Wilson A42.

STEIN, Gertrude.
Two (hitherto unpublished) Poems.

NY: Gotham Book Mart (1948).

First edition. [4 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. One of 200 (of 415) numbered copies on French, Italian, and Chinese papers, designed and printed at the Banyan Press. Wilson A46a.

[SUMMERS, Montague]. Smith, Timothy d’Arch.
Montague Summers: A Talk.

Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1984.

First edition, numbered & signed issue. 25 pp. Fine in wrappers and fine dust jacket with pasted-on cover label. One of 25 (of 110) numbered copies on Amalfi paper SIGNED by Smith. A talk delivered at “The Society” on the occultist.

SUND, Robert.
The Hides of White Horses Shedding Rain: Poems.

Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press (1981).

First edition. [24 pp]. Very near fine in sewn wrappers. one of 300 copies on Arches wove paper SIGNED by Sund. This copy is additionally INSCRIBED by Sund on the colophon page to his North Point Press publisher, “For Jack Shoemaker / 3.6.81/ Ish River.”

[TANSEY, Mark]. Sims, Patterson.
Mark Tansey: Art and Source.

Seattle: Seattle Art Museum (1990).

First edition. Small 4to. 39 pp. Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with a touch of sunning to the upper corner of the front cover. Color and b&w images.

TYLER, Parker.
The Will of Eros: Selected Poems 1930–1970.

Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1972.

First edition, numbered & signed issue. 152 pp. Small bump to crown of spine and upper corner of rear cover, else very near fine in printed paper-covered boards. Near fine acetate dust jacket. One of 200 numbered copies SIGNED by Tyler. Morrow & Cooney 118b.

Losing Nelson.

London: Hamish Hamilton (1999).

First edition. 312 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Unsworth on the title page.

[VACHÉ, Jacques]. Rosemont, Franklin.
Jacques Vaché and the Roots of Surrealism including Vaché’s War Letters & Other Writings.

Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 2008.

First trade paperback printing. viii + 388 pp w/notes, bibliography, & index. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. “... along with Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont—the major inspirer of André Breton and the surrealist revolution.”

WALDMAN, Anne and Andrew Schelling.

Boulder: Erudite Fangs Editions (1997).

First edition. [8 pp]. Fine in stapled wrappers. One of 250 copies for Winter Solstice and the New Year. SIGNED by Waldman and Schelling.

WALKER, Alice.
Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965–1990 Complete.

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1991).

First edition. xvi + 461 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. New poems, added to all her previously published collections, each with a brief new introduction. SIGNED by Walker.

WATSON, Sheila.
Four Stories.

Toronto: Coach House (1979).

First edition. 62 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Four short stories by the author of THE DOUBLE HOOK, widely considered a landmark of modern Canadian literature. SIGNED by Watson on the title page, and uncommon thus.

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