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40005  Baker, Isadora, Home-Town Ballads. Iowa City, IA: Publisher unknown, 1906. Edition unknown, 24 pages. Coverless, saddle-stitched pages, perhaps only a portion of a larger text. Local poetry by a local poetess, many references to the University of Iowa (then known as the State University of Iowa). Pages are in fair condition, some darkening. $5.00

40008  Burns, Gerald, Letters to Obscure Men. Quincy, IL: Salt Lick Press, 1975. First edition, 64 pages. A collection of 148 poems by Gerald Burns, beautifully presented in a lovely paper-bound book from a noted small press. Burns was a magician, an illustrator, and a poet, and these poems range from the mysterious to the amusing. Some are both. The book opens with a subtitle, "The Myth of Accidence, Book 1." The poems are numbered and untitled except for number 95, "Poem on the Theory of Magic for David Searcy." This is one of only 500 copies in the edition, and may be the best now available for sale. Near fine condition, with a smooth binding and only some discoloration of the original cream covers which are mellowing to beige as the years go by. $50.00

40010  Barnes, Pat, Pat Barnes Pickups. Chicago: WHT, 1927. 2nd edition, 119 pages. Barnes was the "Director-Announcer" for Chicago radio station WHT; this amalgam of poetry and prose was a collection of what he had read over the radio. No DJ, embossed cover, gold on deep red. Photo of Barnes tipped in. $20.00

40015  Benchley, Robert, Benchley - Or Else! New York: Harper and Brothers, 1947. Stated first edition, but also G - V listed below, 273 pages. A collection of Benchley's comic pieces, many from the 1930s, and a few first published in the New Yorker. Drawings by Gluyas Williams, including one of Benchley on the cover. No dust jacket. Some fading of spine, some minor spotting, bumping on lower right corners and on top and bottom of the spine, and overall the cover shows the effect of being without a dust jacket for many years, but the interior is clean, and binding is still firm; page discoloration as might be expected with a book from this era. $10.00

40020  Coates, Grace Stone, Black Cherries. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First edition, stated as Number 57 of 1500, 213 pages. This is a novel set in Kansas, by the noted Montanan short story writer Grace Stone Coates (1881-1976). Coates' reputation may be undergoing a revival—this novel has been republished by The University of Nebraska Press. No DJ. Small split at top of spine, fading of spine; owner's name and date inside on flyleaf; some shelf wear, but generally a very good copy of a scarce book. $100.00

40025  Chavarria, Daniel, The Eye of Cybele. New York: Akashic Books, 2003. First US edition, first printing, 463 pages. Amazing novel of ancient Greece, which will remind some readers of Umberto Eco, others of early Pynchon. Translated from the Spanish by Carlos Lopes, even the glossary is interesting. Very good condition in very good dust jacket, but book has been read. $20.00

40030  Collins, William, Poetical Works. London: William Pickering, 1853. Edition unknown, 150 pages. Aldine Edition of the British Poets; bound in red leather, which is beginning to flake at the hinges; title and date in gold stamp on the spine. Includes a book plate done by David Young Cameron for Maurice Francis Yorke in front cover. Interior gilt edge of cover has stained the marble endpaper; original ribbon present but detached; otherwise, a good copy with few signs of use. $50.00

40032  Connolly, Myles, Mr. Blue. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday-Image, 1965. 16th printing, 119 pages. First published in 1928, Connolly's book about a modern mystic became popular again during the "hippie years" when its protagonist's lifestyle once again resonated with young readers. More recently, this short novel has been hailed as a "classic" of Catholic literature. This paperback is in good condition, with some age discoloration but a tight binding and unmarked pages. $2.50

40034  De Vries, Peter, But Who Wakes the Bugler? Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition, 297 pages. Surreal comic novel, the first by prolific author Peter DeVries, who also edited Poetry magazine for a time and was a long-time writer/editor at the New Yorker. Each chapter (and the cover) is illustrated with a vignette by noted cartoonist Charles Adams. No dust jacket, spine slightly cocked, and some aging of the cover. There's a little damage to the first inside page, perhaps a book plate or inscription has been removed. Despite these minor faults, this is a good copy from a small print run. $100.00

40035  De Vries, Peter, Tunnel of Love. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1954. 9th printing, 246 pages. Comic novel about adoption, life in the suburbs, and the eternal miscommunications between men and women. One of DeVries' best efforts, portions were published first in the New Yorker, and later the book was the basis for a Broadway play and a movie. No dust jacket, two stamps on the front flyleaf, and an inked note on the inside back cover, but this is still a good reading copy; binding is in very good shape. $5.00

40040  Durrell, Lawrence, Pope Joan. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1960. First edition in this format, 157 pages. This novel, which Durrell states is adapted from the Greek of Emmanuel Royidis, is a short, almost fairy-tale like retelling of a traditional legend. Includes five pages of notes and a short bibliography. DJ fair, price clipped, has some chips and a tiny tear, also an unfortunate stain across the "A" of "Joan." The book itself is a good clean copy, no marks or other faults, though the boards are a bit dull and tired. $10.00

40055  Foster,Thomas E. and Guthrie, Elizabeth C., eds. A Year in Poetry. New York: Crown, 1995. Edition unknown, 485 pages. Foreword by Richard Wilbur, and an index of first lines. Includes a poem for every day of the year, many with notes. This is no "feel good" collection; many of the poems are grim indeed. Range is wide, including ancient and modern poems and many translations. Trade paperback in very good condition. $10.00

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