What the Grass Says

Simic, Charles

Published by Kayak Press, 1967
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First edition of the author's first book. In pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with twelve full-page prints by Joan Abelson. Though publication of this book did not inspire any wild celebrations, over the years Simic evolved and became an important poet. Among the honors he has received were the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1990), the $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award (2007) and the Zbigniew Herbert International Award (2011). He also served a stint as Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress. This copy is signed by Simic. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: What the Grass Says
Publisher: Kayak Press
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Simic, Charles
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Book Description Kayak, Santa Cruz, CA. Stapled Wraps. Condition: Very Good +. Second Printing. Book shows only negligible edge wear. Otherwise, near fine. A very nice copy, suitable for use as a gift. Seller Inventory # 62655

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Charles Simic
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Book Description Kayak, Santa Cruz, CA. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Kayak, No date. Light brown paper cover with purple-red lettering and brown design. A few small spots to front cover. No marks or names inside. With 12 prints by Joan Abelson. Seller Inventory # 027002

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Simic, Charles (illus. Joan Abelson)
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Book Description San Francisco: Kayak, [1967]., 1967. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Paperback. First edition. First issue, with the Laguna Street address. 48 unnumbered pp. stapled in decorated wrappers. One of 1000 copies. Slight bump to upper corner. Small lightly discolored area (about 1 x 0.25 in.) on cover, believed to be a production flaw. No marks or writing. Overall, near fine. Seller Inventory # 27709

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SIMIC, Charles.
Published by San Francisco: Kayak, (1967)
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Book Description San Francisco: Kayak, 1967. First edition.. [48 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Poems by Simic illustrated with 12 prints by Joan Abel. Simic's first book. Seller Inventory # 1716

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Simic, Charles, Joan Abelson, illustrator
Published by Kayak, San Francisco (1967)
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Book Description Kayak, San Francisco, 1967. [44p] 6.25x9.25 inches, limited editon of 1000 copies printed by George Hitchcock at the Kayak Press, illustrated with 12 monochrome block prints by Abelson, very good in blue gray stapled wraps with yellow design printed on front cover, pages toned as is common, original price of $1.50 on rear cover. Prize-winning poet's debut book. Seller Inventory # 150398

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Simic, Charles
Published by Kayak Press (1967)
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Book Description Kayak Press, 1967. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First printing. With 12 multicolored woodblock prints by Joan Abelson. 1000-copy printing on multicolored paper. Staplebound. Several small wax stains to foreedge, cover lightly sunned else very good plus. Unpaginated. Book. Seller Inventory # 290

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Book Description Kayak Books, 1967. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Tight copy. tanned along edges. Minor spotting to back cover. Book limited to one thousand copies, designed by George Hitchcock. Date on book (1967) is written in by hand. Seller Inventory # 018067

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Simic, Charles.
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Book Description S.F.: Kayak, n.d. Limited to 1000, 1000. copies. Sm. 4to wraps copy; unpaged, illus. by Joan Abelson. 1/4 inch bump to surface of front wrap which shows lightly on first few leaves, slight rubbing. Still a near fine copy. Seller Inventory # 04563A

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SIMIC, Charles
Published by Kayak
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Book Description Kayak. Original Wraps. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Ed. 1st edition of Simic's first book, published in an edition of 1,000 in 1967. With 12 prints by Joan Abelson. This copy has been signed by Simic on the half-title page. It is a fine copy with the cover very lightly faded. (Someone has inked in a tiny alternate title next to the title of the first poem--author?). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 006278

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Simic, Charles
Published by Kayak Press (1967)
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Book Description Kayak Press, 1967. Paperback. Condition: Collectible: Like New. First Edition. First edition, first state. (Dark brown and yellow stamping on grayish-blue wraps, colophon at rear. Limited to 1000 copies.) Stapled wraps. Illustrated with 12 prints by Joan Abelson. Near Fine condition. Pages toned with age, light fore edge wear. A very nice copy. Seller Inventory # 151030011

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