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Last Updated January 14, 2016


1. Brooks, Stanley Truman. ABOVE THE SMOKE. Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1937. 89 pages. Slight shelf wear to the binding. The dust jacket has browning on the spine and at the edges and a few small chips. Scarce. $21.50

2. Curtis, Theodore E. Mother, Heart of Gold. Salt Lake City: Magazine Printing Company, 1932. 78 pages. Flexible pebbled cloth covers. Light wear. A clean and tight copy. This book has illustrations and one-page biographies of many of the mothers of the early LDS apostles and prophets. An interesting book. $15.00

3. de Saint-Lambert, M. LES SAISONS, POEME. Paris, France: Chez Pissot, Libraire, 1785. 399 pages. Full brown leather binding with red leather label and gold decorative pattern on the spine.  There is some rubbing and sleep chipping to the leather at the top of the spine. The corners are rubbed and there are some scuffed and soiled spots to the covers. The binding is tight and this is a clean copy. This copy was formerly in the library of prominent American modern poet John L. Ciardi, and is signed twice by him. It came from the estate of his son. $125.00

4. Doten, Lizzie. Poems of Progress. Colby & Rich, 1880. Shelf wear to rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners slightly bumped and slightly rubbed through. The $22.50

5. Junzaburo, Nishiwaki & Hosea Hirata. The Poetry and Poetics of Nishiwaki Junzaburo. Princeton University Press, 1993. 272 pages. Very good condition, both book and dust jacket. $8.50

6. Kerr, C. Duane. I'D LIKE TO BE NOSTALGIC BUT MY MEMORY'S TOO GOOD.  Cowboy Poetry. Tremonton, Utah: Skyline Outfitters, 1988. 62 pages. Softbound covers. Good cowboy poetry. $10.00

7. Kerr, C. Duane. I GUESS I AIN'T MUCH OF A COWBOY. Cowboy Poetry. Tremonton, Utah: Skyline Outfitters, 1992. 36 pages. Fine condition. Humorous and well-written cowboy poetry by this Utah author. $10.00

8. Lee, Jack H. The Stampede and Other Tales of the Far West, Told in Narrative Verse by " Powder River" Jack H. Lee. Standardized Press, 1936. 154 pages. Signed by the author. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Some dulling to the gold title on the front cover. A few small scuff marks to the spine. $9.50

9. Manfred, Frederick & Duane Noblett. Winter Count: Poems 1934-1965. James D. Thueson, 1966. 78 pages. Signed by the author. Slight shelf wear to the spine and corners. $24.50

10. Pagan Publishing Company (Hart Crane). A Pagan Anthology: Composed of Poems by Contributors to the Pagan Magazine. New York: Pagan Publishing Company, 1918. 92 pages. Rust-orange cloth spine and blue paper-over-boards covers with white paper label affixed to the front cover. There is shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners, with the corners slightly rubbed through and bumped. There are damp stains around the edges of the front cover and extending to many of the text pages, which appear browned and darker around the extreme edges. The binding is tight. This anthology marks the first book appearance for American poet and literary figure Hart Crane. His two poems entitled "October-November", and "Fear" appear in this volume. $35.00

11. Ritch, Johnny. HORSEFEATHERS: BEING A JUMBLE OF MEDIOCRE VERSE BY AN OLD MAN ON THE FRINGE OF DOTAGE. Helena, Montana: Private Printing, 1940. 95 pages. Remnant of ex-library label on the front cover. No other evidence of ex-library. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. $6.00

12. Smart, Bill. From Mexico to Montreal on a Cow Pony. Fort Worth, Texas: Teague Printing, 1928. Flexible great cloth covers with embossed illustration of a bucking bronco with writer on the front cover. Quite a bit of wear to the spine edges and corners. The front and back cover. Have creases in the middle from being bent a bit too far. The front hinge was repaired by a previous owner with a hot glue gun. I was able to remove much of the heart and glue and use acid-free archival glue to repair the hinge, but there is still some residue from the ghastly repair. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The book mixes a travelogue with cowboy poetry throughout from this Texas cowboy. $37.50

13. Spenser, Edmund (George Gilfillan). THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER. Complete set of 5 volumes. Edinburgh & London: James Nichol & James Nisbet, 1849. Complete set of five volumes.  All of the volumes are in the original black cloth bindings.  There is some wear to the edges of the spine.  Corners are slightly bumps and there is slight discoloration to a couple of the cover edges. Former owner's early decorative bookplate inside the front cover of each volume. Bindings are tight and pages are clean. Gold titles on spine are still bright. Overall a beautiful set. $41.50

14. Wilkinson, Andy. Charlie Goodnight: His Life in Poetry and Song. Grey Horse Press, 1994. 46 pages. Includes the accompanying CD. Signed by the author, with an inscription to the previous owner. Spiral-bound oblong flexible board covers in very good condition. Light wear only to the edges and corners. $37.50

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