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cover of The Milleniad. Book I.

The Milleniad. Book I.

by Moondog [Thomas Louis Hardin]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1959
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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S$1,113.53

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New York: Thomas Louis Hardin, 1959. First Edition. Good. First edition. One-thousand two-lined poems, bound in publisher's plain black paper wraps. Good, with spine mostly perished, binding exposed and tender at several hinges but holding, wear to covers and a vertical crease throughout. A renown musician and composer, a busker in New York known as "the Viking of… Read more
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cover of The English Dance of Death, Volumes I & II (with) The Dance of Life

The English Dance of Death, Volumes I & II (with) The Dance of Life

by Rowlandson, Thomas [Illustrator]; [William Combe]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1817
Edition
First edition
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S$5,196.45

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London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1817. First edition. First editions in book form. Three volumes, with engraved title pages, 96 hand-colored plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Finely bound by Riviere & Son in full polished calf ruled in gilt, raised bands, morocco spine labels, spines tooled in gilt; all edges gilt, teal endpapers, gilt dentelles. Very Good+ with slight rubbing… Read more
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cover of The Lords and The New Creatures

The Lords and The New Creatures

by Morrison, Jim

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1970
Edition
First Trade Edition
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S$668.12

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First Trade Edition. First trade edition. 141 pp. Bound in publisher's purple cloth gilt and metallic purple lettering. Good+ with dampstaining to top edge, small tidemark to bottom edge at foot as well; fore edge has a few spots of foxing. In Very Good dust jacket with a small tear in the top… Read more
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cover of The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

by Brautigan, Richard

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Published
1966
Edition
Second Edition
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S$2,227.05

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San Francisco: Cranium Presss / Or, 1966. Second Edition. Softcover. Signed by Richard Brautigan on verso of front wrap, inscribed to writer Floyd Salas on his birthday (one day early, actually) in San Francisco, Jan. 23, 1971. Publisher's red printed wraps, hand-sewn string binding. Second Edition. Very Good, small stain to front wrap, a few more small stains to… Read more
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cover of A Personal Anthology

A Personal Anthology

by Borges, Jorge Luis; Anthony Kerrigan [Translator]

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Published
1967
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New York: Grove Press, 1967. Second printing of the first American edition. Signed by Jorge Luis Borges on the front free endpaper, inscribed by him to Robert Lima. Lima wrote the first critical work on Borges in English. xii, 210 pp. Bound in publisher's gray cloth with spine black lettering. Publisher's publicity photo laid in. Fine in Near Fine… Read more
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cover of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

by Eliot, T. S.

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Published
1939
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Advance Proof; First Edition
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S$22,270.50

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London: Faber and Faber, 1939. Advance Proof; First Edition. Very Good. Advance proof of the first British edition of T. S. Eliot's whimsical collection of poems about feline psychology and sociology. Bound in publisher's original yellow wraps printed in black. Typed title label to spine over old handwritten title. Very Good with soiling and light creasing. A very… Read more
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cover of Archy & Mehitabel

Archy & Mehitabel

by Marquis, Don

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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S$4,454.10

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's black cloth with orange paper labels to front and spine. Fine, small scuff to front label; a very sharp and clean copy in a Fine second issue dust jacket (publisher merged with George H. Doran in the year of publication and the… Read more
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cover of War is Kind

War is Kind

by Crane, Stephen

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1899
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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S$2,598.23

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition.Bound in publisher's original decorated paper covered boards. Near Fine with toning and light soiling to covers and page edges. A fantastic copy of this otherwise fragile production, normally found much worse for wear.
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cover of April Twilights

April Twilights

by Cather, Willa Sibert

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1903
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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S$9,650.55

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Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition of Willa Cather's first book of poetry and her first published book. Signed by Cather in inscribed "Twenty years later!" on the front free endpaper. Bound in original drab grey boards with paper title label to upper board and spine. Near Fine with light… Read more
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cover of New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

by Oliver, Mary

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
2005
Edition
First Edition
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S$1,781.64

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Boston: Beacon Press, 2005. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. xi, 178 pp. Tan cloth backstrip with brown paper covered boards, gilt spine lettering. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket, price-clipped, with typical sunning to spine panel. A late work by the Pulitzer and National Book Award winning poet.
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cover of Harlem Shadows

Harlem Shadows

by McKay, Claude

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1922
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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S$5,641.86

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original gray marble-affect paper-covered boards over blue cloth spine with title label; lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine with light soiling to covers, light discoloration to spine and bottom edge of rear board, rubbing to bottom edge heaviest at corners.… Read more
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cover of Dymer

Dymer

by Lewis, C. S. writing as Clive Hamilton

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1926
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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S$7,126.56

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London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1926. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Publisher's blue patterned cloth with black stamping to front board and spine, gilt titles to spine. Near Fine with faint lean to binding, spine cloth toned. Former owner bookplate and gift inscription to front endsheet. Pages lightly toned and with light foxing. C.S. Lewis' second… Read more
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cover of The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
S$8,908.20

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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, hardcover, numbered, signed and illustrated edition. Number 21 of a limited 50 copies signed by Charles Bukowski and with an original illustration by him bound in. Handbound by Earle Gray in publisher's original paper-covered boards over striped velveteen spine cloth. Near Fine with trivial wear,… Read more
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cover of Knees of a Natural Man: The Selected Poetry of Henry Dumas

Knees of a Natural Man: The Selected Poetry of Henry Dumas

by Dumas, Henry; Eugene B. Redmond [Editor]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1989
Edition
First Edition
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S$890.82

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New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1989. First Edition. First edition. [xxviii], 155 pp. Publisher's brown cloth and black paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. Fine in very Near Fine dust jacket, small scratch to bottom of back panel. Poetry from the ouevre of the African American writer who was killed in 1968 on a subway platform by a NY… Read more
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cover of Leaves of Grass (Deathbed Edition)

Leaves of Grass (Deathbed Edition)

by Whitman, Walt

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Published
1892
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S$1,781.64

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Philadelphia: David McKay Co, 1892. Hardcover. Deathbed Edition. BAL's Binding C with faux signature. (Early printing with no date on title page, second publisher address.) 438 pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering and top edge. Very Good with slight mottling to cloth, bumped corners, professionally repaired front hinge. Contents bright. Whitman's final arrangement of his… Read more
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cover of Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855... 1888. Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by W.W.)... Portraits from Life... Autograph

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[Camden, NJ]: Printed for the Author by Ferguson Brothers, 1888. Signed Limited Edition. Limited edition. Signed by Walt Whitman on the title page of Leaves of Grass. Additionally inscribed by Whitman's literary executor, Horace Traubell, on front free endpaper to a Philadelphia doctor, "To Norton Downs from Horace Traubell / April 1893 / In memory of Walt Whitman and… Read more
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cover of The Works of Christopher Marlowe

The Works of Christopher Marlowe

by Marlowe, Christopher

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Published
1826
Edition
First Edition
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S$2,227.05

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London: William Pickering, Talboys and Wheeler, & T. Combe and Son, 1826. First Edition. First edition of Marlowe's collected works. Complete in three volumes. 20th century three quarter leather with beige cloth sides, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Very Good+ with a few light scuffs to leather, light edge-rubbing, contents fairly bright with little reading wear. The… Read more
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cover of Unshudat al-Matar (Rain Song)

Unshudat al-Matar (Rain Song)

by al-Sayyab, Badr Shakir

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1960
Edition
First Edition
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S$890.82

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Beirut: Lebanese Book House, 1960. First Edition. First edition. 277 pp. In Arabic. Bound in publisher's stiff wraps with dust jacket. Very Good+ with well-toned pages, light wear and a little soiling to edges, in a Good dust jacket with a chip at the head, rubbed along edges, flaps reattached with mending tissue on verso. Publisher's prospectus laid in.… Read more
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cover of Bronze: A Book of Verse

Bronze: A Book of Verse

by Johnson, Georgia Douglas; W.E.B. Du Bois [Introduction]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1922
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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S$51,964.50

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Boston: B. J. Brimmer Company, 1922. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by Georgia Douglas Johnson on the front free endpaper and inscribed to author and playwright Kenneth Phillips Britton. [iv], 101 pp. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with paper title label; one of two variants of undetermined priority. Near Fine, with light rubbing to… Read more
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cover of Ravenna. Newdigate Prize Poem. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878

Ravenna. Newdigate Prize Poem. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878

by Wilde, Oscar

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1878
Edition
First Edition
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Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton and Son, 1878. First Edition. First edition. (Oxford crest present on front wrap and title page; a later pirate edition lacked these. Mason 301). 16 pp. Bound in publisher's gray-green printed wrappers. An unsophisticated copy, Very Good with toning and and few small edge chips to fragile wrappers. Contents bright and in great shape. The author's… Read more
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