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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Book Description Kayak no date, San Francisco. Wraps. First edition, first printing. Limited to 1000 copies. Seller Inventory # 811

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Simic, Charles (illus. Joan Abelson)
Published by San Francisco: Kayak, [1967]. (1967)
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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]. (1967)
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Book Description San Francisco: Kayak [1967]., 1967. First edition, second issue. [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
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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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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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Simic, Charles
Published by Kayak, Santa Cruz, CA (1967)
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Book Description Kayak, Santa Cruz, CA, 1967. Wraps. Condition: Very Good + in Wraps. First printing. Simic's first book. Charles Simic has signed this copy on the titlepage. Two small black smudges at the upper righthand corner of front cover. Second issue binding with fuschia printing. Seller Inventory # 3773

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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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Book Description Kayak, San Francisco, CA. Stapled Wraps. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, softcover, signed by the author, corners bumped, light soiling to covers, pages lightly browned, a VG copy in stapled wraps. Signed by the Author. Seller Inventory # 29256

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Published by Kayak, Santa Cruz (1972)
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Book Description Kayak, Santa Cruz, 1972. Soft Cover. Second Printing. Second printing of the first edition. Wonderful three line inscription (1972) by Simic to another poet. Near fine copy. Seller Inventory # 007406

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Simic, Charles
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Book Description Kayak, San Francisco. Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. First edition, first state of Simic's first book of poetry. VG+ in decorated wraps with some light stains to rear cover and prior owner's name to ffep. Seller Inventory # 002106

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