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Item Description: Benton 75. Bishop’s largest and most finished recorded painting, a basket of pansies – the name derives from the French "pensée" – beside a pair of books, was a deeply symbolic gift from Bishop to her lover Lota de Macedo Soares, inscribed "L. de M. S. from E. B. 10-28-60." In Pansies, Bishop balances the domestic tableau with memories and intimations of travel: beside the basket of flowers, its title barely legible, is Baedeker’s Northern Italy. Bishop first visited Italy with Louise Crane in 1937 and would spend a month visiting Venice, Florence and Milan with Lota in the late spring of 1964. In Shakespeare, the pansy, then known as heartsease, was associated with contemplation and love, the juice from its flowers most memorably used as an aphrodisiac in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. "In her simple ink drawings and watercolor sketches, often unfinished but always enchanting, one can find the style and matter of her poetry. A richly colored image of pansies beside a pile of books on a checkered tablecloth conveys her instinctive association of word and image. Bishop’s words become visible in odd angles of vision, the play with scale, the emotional language of colors, the affection for the humble." – Bonnie Costello, Planets On Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2008), p. 84. Bookseller Inventory # 21798

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Item Description: Benton 11. A portrait of Bishop’s close friend Louise Crane, the daughter of Winthrop Murray Crane, founder of the Crane Paper Company and Governor of Massachusetts, and Josephine Porter Boardman, founder of the Museum of Modern Art. Bishop and Crane met as undergraduates at Vassar College in 1930 and a year after graduating traveled through Europe together in 1935-1936. In 1938, Bishop and Crane pooled their resources and bought a nineteenth century clapboard house together at 624 White Street in Key West, but in the next few years their relationship foundered, reducing Bishop to near suicidal despair. A prominent philanthropist and patron of the arts, Crane became Marianne Moore’s executor after Moore’s death in 1972. Bookseller Inventory # 21793

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Item Description: Benton 3. After graduating from Vassar College in June 1934, Bishop moved to NYC where Mary McCarthy had found an apartment for her to rent at 16 Charles Street in Greenwich Village. Bishop lived there for a year, and later described her life during this period, and her work at a correspondence school for aspiring writers, in her essay "The U.S.A. School of Writing". On July 29, 1935, Bishop sailed for Europe for an extended Continental tour with her friends Louise Crane and Margaret Miller, returning to the United States in June 1936. Bishop’s year in New York was the first in a series of intermittent but unhappy attempts to live in the city. By the fall of 1951, just before sailing for South America, she told Joe Summers: "I’ll never try to live in New York again." – Remembering Elizabeth Bishop. An Oral Biography. Edited by Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), p. 126. Although the brick townhouse at 41 Charles Street no longer exists, Eric Karpeles has recently ascertained that the house in the painting is actually 41 King Street which survives today. Bookseller Inventory # 21792

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Item Description: Benton 27. In the spring of 1942, Bishop spent two weeks in Mérida, the capital city of Yucatán, during an extended five and a half month trip through Mexico with Marjorie Carr Stevens, Bishop’s companion for five years from 1941 until 1946. On this trip, Bishop met Pablo Neruda, who was on a diplomatic mission to Mexico and one day happened to be climbing the same pyramid at Chichén Itzá as Bishop. Reviewing Bishop’s Complete Poems: 1927-1979 (1983), on the dust jacket for which this painting is reproduced, James Merrill wrote: "The watercolor on the jacket, a view of a Mexican town done by the poet in 1942, serves nicely as an introduction. It’s a cheerful scene, in no way traditionally "picturesque." Beyond a balustrade flanked on one side by an absurd ornamental urn (so much for Art?) and on the other by flourishing palm fronds, we see some little, run-down, brilliantly colored houses. Above these, near and far, quite upstaging the few church spires lost among them, perhaps fifty windmills crowd the horizon – so that, like the mysterious flooded dreamscape in "Sunday, 4 A.M.," it appears to be "cross- and wheel-studded / like a tick-tack-toe." The picture illustrates at once Bishop’s delight in foreign parts, her gratitude for the givens of a scene, and her typical way with systems. These tend to fade beside her faith in natural powers – here, those jaunty cockades turning in wind to draw water, compared to which the Christian temples, though neatly delineated, look a touch feeble and evanescent." – James Merrill, "The Transparent Eye" in Collected Prose (N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), p. 235. Bookseller Inventory # 21797

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Item Description: Benton 19. A little wooden church on Olivia Street in Key West not far from Bishop’s home at 624 White Street, where she lived from 1938 until 1946.Throughout this period, however, as Lorrie Goldensohn points out, "until taking up residence in Brazil in 1951, Bishop rarely lighted in one place for more than seasons at a time. . . . The fractions of years and seasons are dizzying." – Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry (N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1992), p. 103. Olivia Street borders the Southern Keys Cemetery, and it may have been Olivia Street along which Bishop enjoyed walking "back & forth at night" past the graveyard. Bookseller Inventory # 21795

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Benton 49. "A comb is a harp strummed by the glance / of a little girl / born dumb." – "Objects and Apparitions." Bishop’s translation of Octavio Paz’s homage to Joseph Cornell, "Objetos y Apariciones" appeared in The New Yorker on June 24, 1974, and was one of the last poems to be included in Geography III. Like Paz, Bishop was a great admirer of Joseph Cornell, whose name is now virtually synonymous with this art form. "Cornell is superb. I first saw the Medici Slot Machine when I was in college. Oh, I loved it. To think one could have bought some of those things then. . . . When I looked at his show in New York two years ago I nearly fainted, because one of my favorite books is a book he liked and used. It’s a little book by an English scientist who wrote for children about soap bubbles [Soap Bubbles; their colours and the forces which mould them, by Sir C. V. Boys, 1889]." – Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop. Edited by George Monteiro. (Jackson, MS.: University of Mississippi Press, 1996), pp. 120-121. Bookseller Inventory # 21799

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Item Description: Benton 23. For three months during the winter of 1938, Bishop lived in a boarding house at 529 Whitehead Street, across the street from the Monroe County Courthouse, a two-story red brick courthouse built in 1890. In all probability this picture represents the view from the boarding house. The courthouse survives, and still appears almost unapproachably tangled up in a welter of trees, telephone poles and electrical wires. Bookseller Inventory # 21794

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Elizabeth Bishop

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Item Description: Olympic Marketing Corp. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0701128097

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

Published by Chatto & Windus [1969] (1969)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus [1969], 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For Dorothee & Taylor Bowie -- in exchange for 50 lbs. of smoked salmon, among other kindnesses -- love, Elizabeth Bishop." Elizabeth Bishop and Dorothee Bowie first met in 1965 at the University of Washington where Bishop was a visiting professor. They remained good friends for many years. Fine in a near-fine dust jacket. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 22891

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1955. 8vo, original blue cloth, dust jacket designed by Loren MacIver Extreme bottom-edge of covers rubbed, faint offset from binding adhesive on pastedowns, otherwise a fine copy preserved in a half-morocco slipcase First edition of Bishop’s second book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955. One of 2000 copies printed. MacMahon A2. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bishop to Phoenix Bookshop owner and publisher Robert Wilson on the title-page: "Regards to Robert Wilson / Elizabeth Bishop". Wilson published Bishop’s Poem in his Phoenix Book Shop Oblong Octavo Series in 1973. Bookseller Inventory # 22492

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Elizabeth Bishop

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition of the author's scarce first book. Inked ownership signature of poet Lysander Kemp on the front endpaper dated in the year of publication. Trace of erasure on the front endpaper, else a fine copy in near-fine dust jacket which is whole, intact and not price-clipped but shows slight wear and minimal darkening. The debut of one of the finest and most acclaimed American poets of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # 1095

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Phoenix Book Shop, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Thin, oblong 12mo, decorated wrappers First edition. One of 26 lettered copies (out of a total edition of 126) signed by Bishop. MacMahon A11. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 5615

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Pulphouse Michael Bishop, Alan Brennert, Edward Bryant, Suzy Mckee Charnas, Charles De Lint, George Alec Effinger, Karen Joy Fowler, Esther M. Friesner, Lisa Goldstein, Ron Goulart, Nina K. Hoffman, James Patrick Kelly, Damon Knight, Geoffrey A. Landis, Joe Lansdale, Elizabeth Lynn, Judith Moffett, James Morrow, Mike Resnick, Kim Stanley Robinson, Spider Robinson, Lewis Shiner, Karl Edward Wagner, Kate Wilhelm, J. N. Williamson, Jack Williamson, F. Paul Wilson, William F. Wu & Roger Zelazny

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Item Description: Pulphouse, 1989. First Edition. COMPLETE FIRST EDITION AUTHOR'S CHOICE COLLECTION IN LEATHER. 29 VOLUMES being: EMPHATICALLY NOT SF, ALMOST; MA QUI AND OTHER PHANTOMS; NEON TWILIGHT; MOONSTONE AND TIGER-EYE; HEDG EWORK AND GUESSERY; THE OLD FUNNY STUFF; PERIPHERAL VISION; IT'S BEEN FUN; DAILY VOICES; SKYROCKET STEELE CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE: AND OTHER MEDIA TALES; LEGACY OF FIRE; HEROINES; GOD'S NOSE; MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND TRUE HISTORY; STORIES BY MAMA LANSDALE'S YOUNGEST BOY; TALES FROM A VANISHED COUNTRY; TWO THAT CAME TRUE; SWATTING AT THE COSMOS; THE ALIEN HEART; A SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE ON INITIAL CONDITIONS; TRUE MINDS; NINE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE; UNTHREATENED BY THE MORNING LIGHT; STATE OF GRACE; THE NAKED FLESH OF FEELING; INTO THE EIGHTH DECADE; AD STATUM PERSPICUUM; WONG'S LOST AND FOUND EMPORIUM: AND OTHER ODDITIES; GONE TO EARTH; 1989 to 1992, first edition, each copy being #26 of 50 copies, as new bound in full leather and SIGNED by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 10606

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BISHOP, Elizabeth (Editor-in-Chief)

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Item Description: Senior Class/Vassar College [1934], Poughkeepsie, 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-3/4") bound in velvet-covered boards. Elizabeth Bishop's senior yearbook at Vassar, of which she was the editor-in-chief. This can certainly be considered, as anyone who has ever been in charge of a yearbook may tell you, Bishop's first book, predating NORTH & SOUTH by 12 years. Profusely illustrated, with two photographs of Bishop, her senior photograph and a group shot of the yearbook staff. Underclassman Muriel Rukeyser has a poem here also. A scarce Bishop item, and the best copy of the several we have handled over the course of 25 years. A few, inevitable marks to the velvet. A Fine, fresh copy with no writing within other than the 1934 name of a classmate on the front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 017233

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1976), New York, 1976. Book Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. First Edition. One of 7500 copies printed of this fine collection of poems. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To Jeanne shaffer -- best wishes --/Elizabeth Bishop February 1, 1978.". Bookseller Inventory # 015515

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Bishop, Elizabeth

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Item Description: New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1973, 1973. From the library of publisher Robert Wilson, proprietor of The Phoenix Bookshop, with a typed note laid in, announcing his felicitous location of it Copy "A" of 26 lettered copies A to Z (total edition of 126 copies). 5 x 7 inches. [16] pp. Original marbled paper wrappers. Fine. MacMahon A11. Bookseller Inventory # 261245

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Verdigris Press. Bishop, Elizabeth.

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Item Description: Verdigris Press [2006], [Octon, France], 2006. One of 10 copies from a total edition of 50, all on Hahnemuhle paper, signed by the artist, Judith Rothchild and the printer / binder, Mark Lintott; this is one of 10 deluxe copies with an original copper plate and additional mezzotint, 40 regular copies also were made. In addition 20 suites of prints from the original copper plates were printed. Page size: 11-1/2 inches x 16-7/8 inches. Bound by Mark Lintott: original gray-green paper over boards, paper has been silk-screened with yellow moon and title printed in khaki green with exposed sewing in ivory linen thread, blood red cloth hinges, red paper spine with title printed in black with author and artist's name, blood red endpapers, housed in publisher's matching clamshell box, fine. Illustrated by Judith Rothchild and designed by Judith Rothchild and Mark Lintott, including three original mezzotints, pulled from three copper plates, two full page and the other copper plate cut into eight sections and each of the eight plates separately re-printed and inserted in the text corresponding to the indications given by the author. The text is set in Vendome Romain and was printed on an 1867 Albion press by Mark Lintott, who also made the bindings, slipcases and boxes. The date of publication, according to the artist and printer, was February 5, 2006, which was the third anniversary of Colin Powell's speech to the UN Security Council. Parts of that speech are printed in black on the blood red recto of the rear free endpaper. 12 O'CLOCK NEWS was originally published in GEOGRAPHY III in 1976. Elizabeth Bishop's prose poem, certainly surreal in outlook, with a great sense of irony as well as parody, takes a look at the author's desk top, but isolating images and viewing them as minutia. The results, as detailed in Bishop's "new report," could not be any more wrong. The parallel with the American Secretary of State's speech at the U.N. is devastatingly obvious. See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 9825

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BISHOP, Elizabeth.

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux (1969), 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 8vo, blue cloth, dust jacket. Fine copy in a slightly sunned jacket with a spot of soiling on front panel First edition, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. One of 5500 copies printed. MacMahon A9. Signed by Bishop on the title-page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 17058

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Verdigris Press. Bishop (Elizabeth)

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Item Description: Octon, France, 2006. First Edition with these Illustrations. Illustrated with mezzotints by Judith Rothchild One of an edition limited to 50 numbered copies on Hahnemuhle paper, signed by the artist and printer Landscape Quarto Fine copy In this, one of her most unusual compositions, Bishop describes her writing desk cryptically, as if she were a broadcaster describing a distant conflict. The subtle typographical arrangement of the two parts of the essay mean that it takes some time for a new reader to realise, for example, that the escarpment that rises abruptly from the central plain. [with] elaborate terracing of its southern glacis is a typewriter. Bishop writes 'What endless labor those small, peculiarly shaped terraces represent! And yet, on them the welfare of this tiny principality depends. Touching and witty when applied to the writer's station, the analysis of strange terrain is chilling when applied to a wider context. Bishops work, which mocks the superior vantage point of occupying regimes in international conflicts, was first published in Geography III (1976). In this edition, the colophon is followed by Colin Powells speech to the U.N. Security Council (5th February 2003) on the use of satellite images to provide evidence of Iraqi munitions facilities. Judith Rothchilds exquisite mezzotints offer a suitably mysterious accompaniment to the text. Text hand-set by Mark Lintott and printed in Vendôme using an Albion press. The title was set in wood type. Bound with a Japanese stab-binding in printed paper boards with maroon cloth detail and matching endpapers, enclosed in a matching slipcase. The mezzotints are interleaved with Japanese cloth which protect them whilst revealing the text. Bookseller Inventory # 10452

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BISHOP, Elizabeth.

Published by NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1965). (1965)

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Item Description: NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1965)., 1965. First edition. First edition. 95 pp. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket with a closed tear at base of spine and a vertical crease to the front flap. INSCRIBED by Bishop on the title page, "With all best wishes to [.], my ex-student, / Elizabeth Bishop / Seattle, Washington, 1966 - June -." Additionally, Bishop has made three corrections to the text. MacMahon A6. Bookseller Inventory # 47900

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Bishop, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First edition. Thin 8vo.; brown cloth, stamped in gilt in dust jacket. Near fine in an about fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page: "With all best wishes for William Jay Smith." and signed in full by the poet . Smith has marked most pages in pencil, a few in short ink lines. Bishop and Smith were near contemporaries, both serving as Consultants to the Librarian of Congress, both with an interest in and translators of Latin American literature. A nice association copy of the poet's last collection; one of 7500 copies printed. Although the book is not uncommon (nor the jacket), Bishop's signature is one of the least common of the major poets of her era. MacMahon A13. Bookseller Inventory # 11057

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BISHOP, Elizabeth] GREENBERG, Samuel

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Item Description: Henry Hold and Company (1947), New York, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. Preface by Allen Tate. Elizabeth Bishop's copy SIGNED by her on the front endpaper. In a letter to Robert Lowell dated 27 June 1950 Bishop writes of THIS book: "I spent most of the weekend reading Samuel Greenberg--have you? I got so mad at the introductions, particularly Tate's--and if you haven't read the poems I recommend them highly. He was certainly one of the finest poetic characters I know anything about, and phrases are magnificent--and no critic has ever apparently appreciated either at their real value" (ONE ART: ELIZABETH BISHOP'S LETTERS, p. 204). In another letter to Robert Lowell dated August 1950, Bishop writes: "I'm reading The 'Green Huntsman' and it's marvelous--also just finished Samuel Greenberg and Isaac Rosenberg who have many strange points in common" (WORDS IN AIR: THE COMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE OF ELIZABETH BISHOP AND ROBERT LOWELL). Clearly even two months later this book was still in the forefront of Bishop's mind. While we have handled several copies of Bishop's books signed by her as well as correspondence, this is the first book from the poet's library that we have encountered. It appears, also, to be a book that had some influence on Bishop's development as a poet. Greenberg was also a huge influence on the poet Hart Crane, who first read Greenberg in manuscript. Crane was so taken by Greenberg, he lifted entire lines for his own poems. The cloth was damaged by water at some point with the result that it is discolored. There is only slight water damage to the dustwrapper. Still Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 014861

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: The Phoenix Book Shop, New York, 1973. Softcover. First edition. Fine in self-wrappers with applied label. One of 100 numbered copies (of a total edition of 126) Signed by the poet. Bookseller Inventory # 99825

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

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Item Description: The Phoenix Book Shop,, New York:, 1973. First edition. Original marbled wrappers with title label, very fine. The published edition consisted of 100 numbered and 26 lettered copies, all signed by Bishop. This copy, one of an over run of 24 copies, is numbered "Publisher's proof #4", it's signed by Bishop and inscribed on the colophon by the publisher Robert Wilson to a close friend. The only book of Bishop's issued in a signed, limited edition, the poem which begins "About the size of an old-style dollar bill", is now her most reprinted poem. MacMahon A11. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 19202

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Bishop, Elizabeth

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Item Description: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Bishop on the title page: "Elizabeth Bishop - December 28th, 1976". Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial light brown dust jacket designed by Cynthia Krupat, with an illustration of books, a globe and a telescope to the front panel in black, lettered in black. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Scarce signed. This copy was inscribed by Bishop at the 1976 MLA convention hosted at the Hotel Americana in New York City December 26-28th. Bishop was honored at the convention with several speakers presenting on her work and a reading in which Bishop orated her own poetry. Geography III is Bishop's fifth and final collection of poetry published during her lifetime. It contains "In the Waiting Room," "Crusoe in England," "Night City," "The Moose," "12 O'Clock News," "Poem," "One Art," "The End of March," "Objects & Apparitions," and "Five Flights Up." The title "Geography III" references to the natural and ecological themes found throughout the volume and is underscored by Bishop's prefatory quotations from the 1884 textbook First Lessons in Geography from Monteith's Geographical Series. Published only three years before her death, Geography III was one of Bishop's most acclaimed poetry collections and helped significantly increase her literary reputation in the last years of her life. Inscribed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # EZB001

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Phoenix Book Shop, N. Y., 1973. Book Condition: Fine copy. Thin oblong 12mo, original decorated wrappers First edition. No. 16 in the Phoenix Book Shop Oblong Octavo Series. Limited to 126 copies signed by Bishop. MacMahon A11. Bookseller Inventory # 14518

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

Published by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY., Boston (1946)

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Item Description: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY., Boston, 1946. First Edition. Fine in close to near fine dj. (Couple small chips at extremities. Two 1/2"-inch edge tears on rear panel of dj.) The Poet's FIRST book. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin Poetry Award. 1000 copies printed. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 312150

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1973 (1973)

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Item Description: New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1973, 1973. From the library of Robert Wilson, publisher, with a typed note laid in to his nephew, announcing his felicitous location of it 1. 5 x 7 inches. [16] pp. Original marbled paper wrappers. Fine. MacMahon A11. Bookseller Inventory # 261246

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Verdigris Press. Bishop, Elizabeth.

Published by Verdigris Press [2006], [Octon, France] (2006)

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Item Description: Verdigris Press [2006], [Octon, France], 2006. One of 40 copies from a total edition of 50, all on Hahnemuhle paper, signed by the artist, Judith Rothchild and the printer / binder, Mark Lintott; 10 of the 50 are deluxe copies with an original copper plate and additional mezzotint, 40 regular copies (this copy). In addition 20 suites of prints from the original copper plates were printed. Page size: 11-1/2 inches x 16-7/8 inches. Bound by Mark Lintott: original gray-green paper over boards, paper has been silk-screened with yellow moon and title printed in khaki green with exposed sewing in ivory linen thread, blood red cloth hinges, red paper spine with title printed in black with author and artist's name, blood red endpapers, housed in publisher's matching slipcase, fine. Illustrated by Judith Rothchild and designed by Judith Rothchild and Mark Lintott, including two original mezzotints, pulled from two copper plates, one full page and the other copper plate cut into eight sections and each of the eight plates separately re-printed and inserted in the text corresponding to the indications given by the author for a total of 10 mezzotints. The text is set in Vendome Romain and was printed on an 1867 Albion press by Mark Lintott, who also made the bindings, slipcases and boxes. The text is set in Vendome Romain and was printed on an 1867 Albion press by Mark Lintott, who also made the bindings, slipcases and boxes. The date of publication, according to the artist and printer, was February 5, 2006, which was the third anniversary of Colin Powell's speech to the UN Security Council. Parts of that speech are printed in black on the blood red recto of the rear free endpaper. 12 O'CLOCK NEWS was originally published in GEOGRAPHY III in 1976. Elizabeth Bishop's prose poem, certainly surreal in outlook, with a great sense of irony as well as parody, takes a look at the author's desk top but isolating images and viewing them as minutia. The results, as detailed in Bishop's "new report" could not be any more wrong. The parallel with the American Secretary of State's speech at the U.N. is devastatingly obvious. See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 9824

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Silvers, Robert B. & Barbara Epstein, eds. Vendler, Helen; Wills, Garry; Kempton, Murray; Pritchett, V. S.; McCarthy, Mary, Naipaul, V. S.; Spender, Stephen; Berlin, Isaiah, Ellmann, Richard; Amis, Kingley; Vidal, Gore; Galbraith, John Kenneth; Didion, Joan; Hardwick, Elizabeth; Brodsky, Joseph; Pagels, Elaine; Kirstein, Lincoln; Fisher, M.F.K.; Geertz, Clifford, Auden, W. H., Bishop, Elizabeth, Updike, John, and many others.

Published by 1963-2009, New York (1963)

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Item Description: 1963-2009, New York, 1963. Book Condition: Very Good. 1963-1984, 1996-2009, over 500 separate issues in original tabloid newspaper format, very good, light tanning to pulpy paper as usual. Magazine/Periodical. Standard Tabloid Format. The greatest of all the critical reviews - literature, culture, politics. This is virtually a complete run from the Review's inception in 1963 to the Reagan years in 1984. Volume 27 is missing numbers 7-22 (volumes 1-6 are present here). We also have a few loose duplicate copies we're throwing in - Volume 2, no. 1 (2 copies) & no. 3; Volume 3, no.4; Volume 5, no. 4; Volume 8, no. 2; Volume 9 no. 5 & no. 6. All isues are Very Good +/-, very light wear, mild tanning, occasional mild creasing, contents unmarked. Featuring Garry Wills on Jimmy Carter, Helen Vendler on Robert Lowell, Murray Kempton on Hoffa, V. S. Naipaul on Art & India, Stephen Spender on the Weimar Republic, Richard Ellmann on Yeats, Elizabeth Hardwick on Billy Graham, Elaine Pagels on the Gnostic Gospels, James Tobin on Reagan, Alfred Kazin on John Updike, V.S. Naipaul on Tehran, Vladimir Nabokov on Gorki, Eugenio Montale on Modern Art, and so much more!! For complete table of contents for each issue please see The New York Review of Books website. From wikipedia "The New York Review was founded by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein, together with publisher A. Whitney Ellsworth and writer Elizabeth Hardwick, and with the backing of Barbara's husband Jason Epstein, a vice president at Random House and editor of Viking Books. Hardwick had published an essay in Harpers in 1959 called "The Decline of Book Reviewing", a scornful look at the failure of criticism in reviews of the time that inspired Silvers and Epstein. During the New York printing strike of 1963, when the New York Times had ceased publication, the founders of The Review seized the opportunity to establish a vigorous book review. They knew that book publishers would advertise their books in the new publication, since they had no other outlet for promoting new books. The first idea was to make Norman Podhoretz editor, but he chose to stay at Commentary magazine. The group then turned to Silvers, a friend of Jason Epstein's, who had been an editor at The Paris Review and was then at Harper's. Barbara Epstein had become known as the editor at Doubleday of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, among other books, and then worked at Dutton, McGraw-Hill and The Partisan Review. The first issue of the Review was published on February 1, 1963 and sold out. Silvers says of the editors' philosophy, "We felt you had to have a political analysis of the nature of power in America - who had it, who was affected". The editors also "had one thing in common, it was this feeling of intense admiration for wonderful writers". Early issues included articles by such writers as Hardwick, Hannah Arendt, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Truman Capote, Paul Goodman, Lillian Hellman, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, Robert Lowell, Dwight Macdonald, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Norman Podhoretz, Philip Rahv, Susan Sontag, William Styron, Gore Vidal, Robert Penn Warren and Edmund Wilson. The Review pointedly published interviews with political dissidents, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov and Václav Havel." Highlights include the incendiary friendship-ending letters between Nabokov and Edmund Wilson, satirical drawings by Gorey and Levine, and many of the greatest writers of the second half of the 20th century actively engaged in critical, literary and political discourse, with a healthy admixture of art criticism. Plus, a Fine/Fine copy of The First Anthology - 30 Years of The New York Review of Books, 1963-1993, edited by Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, and Rea S. Hederman, c.1993, First Edition, 345pp. Bookseller Inventory # C00002847

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