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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (1983)

ISBN 10: 0374127476 ISBN 13: 9780374127473

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Item Description: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2967322

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BISHOP, ELIZABETH

Published by THE NOONDAY PRESS, NY (1985)

ISBN 10: 0374518173 ISBN 13: 9780374518172

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Item Description: THE NOONDAY PRESS, NY, 1985. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: VG. LATER PRINTING. Bookseller Inventory # 001875

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York (1969)

ISBN 10: 0374127441 ISBN 13: 9780374127442

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969. hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. 1969 Hardcover 1st . 216 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65125306

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York (1983)

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Item Description: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Printing. *HARDBACK, stated First Printing in good to vg condition. Ex.library discard w/all marks, stamps, etc. Missing back ffep and pocket. Minor shelf and handling wear to boards. Pictorial dj has clear mylar cover. Dj in vg condition, mylar lightly rubbed. Book basically clean and very tight. Back ffep has been cut from book. Still vg ex.library copy. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 013504

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Elizabeth Bishop

Published by Farrar Strauss Giroux, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar Strauss Giroux, New York, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket; faint impression of a paperclip to the upper front jacket panel, else fine. No markings or inscriptions; a crisp, clean example of this title, published in 1969 and considerably scarcer than its 1979 revision. Bookseller Inventory # 01053

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1969)

ISBN 10: 0701116080 ISBN 13: 9780701116088

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U.K. Edition. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor edge wear with a few very small tears, otherwise in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36996

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (1983)

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hard bound in price clipped dust jacket. Front end page has offsetting from newspaper article that had been laid in. Boards are slightly bowed. Price clipped dust jacket shows some edge wear, otherwise in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39282

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NF/F. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. First Edition. First printing. PO name to front dust jacket panel, otherwise a NF/F copy in a NF dust jacket with the price of $7.50 intact on the front flap. Winner of the National Book Award. Bookseller Inventory # 010060

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BISHOP, Elizabeth]

Published by (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) (1983), (New York) (1983)

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Item Description: (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) (1983), (New York), 1983. First edition. Trial galley proof - reproducing a review from Harper's Magazine - for the jacket copy of Bishop's second volume of collected poems. Her earlier volume, published in 1969, won the National Book Award. One long page, approximately 23" x 6-3/4", folded in fourths; near fine. Probably unique. Bookseller Inventory # 10948

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Elizabeth Bishop

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Item Description: FSG, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 3853

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BISHOP, Elizabeth (1911-1979)

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1991)

ISBN 10: 0701137703 ISBN 13: 9780701137700

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1991. Glossy p/b. Book Condition: VG-Fine. 1st p/back ed. of 1983 ed?. unpag.prelims + 287 pp.; no internal faults bar hint of edge-browning, presumably common to all copies, covers clean and unworn, faint vertical spine creases caused by opening, so again presumably common to most copies. Originally this title was issued in 1969, but the present edition includes work of later date, or discovered after Bishop's death, so must in that sense be the prefered text. Chatto & Windus published a hard-back ed. in 1983. Apparently scarce in all editions. Note: quoted shipping rates are calculated for 500-700 gram net weight, cost will be modified up or down as appropriate outside this range. Size: 13.5 Cm x 21 Cm. Bookseller Inventory # 008424

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Bishop, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Chatto and Windus, London. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. a very nice copy with no cocking to the spine or soiling to the fore edge, the dust jacket is clean and untorn and mylar wrapped. Bookseller Inventory # 022074

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Bishop, Elizabeth

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Hardcover in price-clipped jacket. Age darkening to jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 37758

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by U.S.A.: Farrar Straus Giroux (1983)

ISBN 10: 0374127476 ISBN 13: 9780374127473

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Item Description: U.S.A.: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A fine, clean and tight copy in a near fine jacket/brodart covered. First Edition. Very minor bump to top rear corner of book. Tiny nicks to jackets corner folds and two very tiny closed tears to bottom edge of jacket. Otherwise, this is a very nice copy. *** WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. *** WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 36 YEARS. Bookseller Inventory # 003252F

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Elizabeth Bishop

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (1969)

ISBN 10: 0374127441 ISBN 13: 9780374127442

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0374127441

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

Published by FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX., NY (1983)

ISBN 10: 0374127476 ISBN 13: 9780374127473

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Item Description: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX., NY, 1983. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Close to fine in a like dj. (Slight hint of toning at the fore edges of front & rear endpapers. Couple of very tiny nicks at folds of dj.) Expanded from the 1969 edition to include last & previously unpublished poems. (GC). Bookseller Inventory # 310742

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1983)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1983. 287 pp. 1 vols. First British edition. First British edition. 287 pp. 1 vols. Green cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 260556

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux [FSG], New York (1983)

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus and Giroux [FSG], New York, 1983. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Laid in is a holograph note signed from the director of publicity at FSG to the recipient stating the the book "means more to us than I can say." Fine and unread in printed wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 139193

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BISHOP, Elizabeth (1911-1979)

Published by Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, London (1983)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Impression. First British Edition (so stated) of the definitive collection, compiling all of Bishop's poems for the first time. Tall, thick 8vo; [12], 287, [1]pp. Publisher's forest green cloth, the spine lettered gilt within a black title block; the pictorial dust jacket (with a watercolor by Bishop) priced 10.95. A tight, square Fine copy (save for a short word blacked out on the front paste down); in a bright, crisp Fine jacket. "[L]ate in life [Bishop] frequently complained that she simply hadn’t written enough. She was a meticulous reviser who found it hard to part with a poem, to accept that it was in its final form. Her final volume, Collected Poems 1927-1979, contains only 71 previously published poems, 21 uncollected and occasional poems, 13 written in youth, and 26 translations from Portuguese, French, and Spanish. This small, sturdy, foundation supports the reputation of a literary giant." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB0790

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York (1983)

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Item Description: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1983. 287 pp. 1 vols. First edition, Review Copy with slip. First edition, Review Copy with slip. 287 pp. 1 vols. Green cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 260555

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BISHOP, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux (1983), New York (1983)

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus, Giroux (1983), New York, 1983. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. 8vo. Near fine in like jacket. Jacket clipped. Trace edgewear, rubbing. Bright and clean overall. Book has small bump to one corner. Else fine. Together, handsome. First edition / printing of the collection that remains Bishop's defining statement. One of the most important books of poetry of the second half of the last century. An enduring classic. Bookseller Inventory # 11274

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The Complete Poems: Bishop, Elizabeth

Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1969)

ISBN 10: 0374127441 ISBN 13: 9780374127442

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with light rubbing at tips, in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket with fading to spine, toning and light general wear. A very lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 160516005

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Bishop, Elizabeth

Published by Chatto and Windus, London (1969)

ISBN 10: 0701116080 ISBN 13: 9780701116088

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Item Description: Chatto and Windus, London, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First English Edition. 216pp. Blue cloth binding with gold stamped spine. Blue and yellow dust jacket identical with F,S & G edition. Latest date on copyright page is 1969. No statement of edition or printing. Price on d/j is 2.25 pounds, 45s net. Below the blurb on the front flap is "Winner of the National Book Award" The dust jacket has light general wear, with som rubbing to the front fold. Scan on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 060361

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BISHOP, Elizabeth (1911-1979)

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine-. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+. First Printing. First Printing (so stated), one of 5500 copies of this collection for which Bishop won the National Book Award for Poetry. Tall, wide 8vo: [8],216pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, navy blue end papers, top edge stained canary yellow; white, blue, black and yellow price-clipped dust jacket. About Fine (square and tight, spine ends and tips lightly rubbed) and apparently unread; Near Fine or better jacket, with brief edge wear and short tear with associated wrinkling to bottom of front panel; unusually, spine is all but unfaded. MacMahon A9. In 1955, Bishop was awarded the Pulitzer prize for the combined edition of her first two works, North and South and A Cold Spring. Both are collected here, as well as her subsequent collection, Questions of Travel, and eight new poems and translations from the Portuguese of poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and João Cabral de Melo Neto. Late in life, Bishop frequently complained that she hadn’t written enough. She was a meticulous reviser who found it hard to part with a poem, to accept that it was in its final form. This collection of her published work to date contains only 65 previously published poems. But she needn't have worried: this small, sturdy, foundation supports the reputation of a literary giant. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1463

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BISHOP, ELIZABETH

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. This important collection, which includes new poems and translations as well as Bishop’s work of over three decades, received the 1970 National Book Award. Fine in bright dustjacket with a strip of transfer from navy cloth binding to top edge of rear panel on reverse side, else about fine, with none of the typical fading to spine colors. Award sticker on front panel. Bookseller Inventory # 5866

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

Published by New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Item Description: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. First Edition, 1969. A Fine copy in blue cloth, blue, yellow and white dustjacket. Not price-clipped. Scant spotting to fore-edge. Yellow portion of spine panel lightened a bit. 216pp, with Index. Certainly the nicer of Bishop's collecteds. Bookseller Inventory # C291XD00XX

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Bishop, Elizabeth.

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Item Description: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. First Edition, 1969. A Fine hardcover copy in dark blue cloth, blue endpapers, yellow topstain, in glossy, unfaded dark blue, bright yellow and white dustwrapper, price-clipped, shallow crease to front flap. Yellow topstain slightly faded towards spine. 216pp, with Index. National Book Award winner. A book becoming difficult to locate in decent condition. The jacket design was adopted for the recent slipcased two-volume collected works edition [2011]. Bookseller Inventory # Q00450

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Elizabeth Bishop

Published by Farrar, Struass, & Giroux, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar, Struass, & Giroux, New York, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. Protected jacket has a crease on the front inside flap, price of $7.50 intact, covers in near fins shape, binding straight, a few light pen marks in the text by American novelist William Heath. The book is inscribed to Heath by the author on the title page. Very rare and highly collectible. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 006592

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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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BISHOP, Elizabeth

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (1969), N.Y. (1969)

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux (1969), N.Y., 1969. 8vo, original blue cloth, dust jacket Pages 7-12 are somewhat stained, perhaps with coffee, covers lightly damp-stained, rust-stains from paper-clip at top of preliminary leaves, some foxing, but notwithstanding these blemishes, a distinguished association copy from Bishop’s extended Brazilian family First edition, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. One of 5500 copies printed. MacMahon A9. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page "For Flavio de Macedo Soares Regis Nascimento, from his old friend, & with love, Elizabeth Bishop, (written at Casa Mariana, Ouro Preto, March 13th, 1970)". Flavio Regis Nascimento was the son of Marietta Nascimento, Lota de Macedo Soares’s sister. Lota had been Bishop’s lover, who had died suddenly soon after arriving in New York City in September 1967, a trip undertaken against her doctors’ strict orders. After Lota’s death, Marietta Nascimento contested Lota’s will, which had left everything to Bishop. Casa Mariana was Bishop’s own house in Ouro Preto. As Brett Millier, Bishop’s biographer, describes the relationship between Bishop and Flavio, Bishop "had become quite fond of the bookish, asthmatic young man and was impressed by his abilities as a poet, translator, and jazz aficionado. Flavio was good company in Lota’s absence, and [circa 1963] Elizabeth grew almost fixated in her idea that he needed to be "saved" from the poverty and corruption of Brazil. In letters to her academic friends – Lowell, Joe Summers, and others – she extolled his virtues and asked for help in getting him into an American university for a year or two, with a scholarship. Both Elizabeth and Flavio were deeply discouraged when, despite her best efforts and Lowell’s, Harvard would not come up with money and he could not go."After Lota’s death, relations between Lota’s family and Bishop became litigious, "Only Lota’s nephew Flavio was still speaking to her from that old life, and her major contacts with Brazilians were manifestly antagonistic." In February 1971, a year after she had given this copy of her Complete Poems to Flavio in Ouro Preto, Bishop traveled again to Brazil, where she learned of his suicide. He had been one of only two or three friends she still had in Brazil. His death surprised and shocked her. She wrote to James Merrill: "I am very unhappy about Flavio. It was awful to arrive here (Casa Mariana) and find his grandfather’s desk that I was sending him as a wedding present, all crated and on the porch waiting to be sent to Brasilia. I still don’t know what happened or why. . . . Others speculated that Flavio might have been a victim of the increasingly oppressive political regime in Brazil. In Elizabeth’s mind, Flavio, like Lota, had been killed by the country he had tried to serve" (Flavio had been in the diplomatic service in Brazil). – Brett C. Millier, Elizabeth Bishop. Life and the Memory of It. (University of California Press, 1993), pp. 349, 440-441. There is a drawing in blue ink of a figure on the half-title page, a drawing that the previous owner of the book believed to be by Bishop, but which does not resemble her other known drawings, and therefore we cannot definitively support the attribution. Bookseller Inventory # 23063

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