New York: Prose Publications, 1970. First edition. Paperback. 8vo. Complete set of this literary magazine devoted to the art of prose. Generally, a very good clean set in bound paper wrappers. The first three issues have a few inked underlining marks; the remaining six issues are free of markings. Sold...
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No Place: Aralia Press, 1987. First edition thus. Paperback. Tall sewn wrappers. Three poems by Cavafy as translated by Merrill. One of 225 copies of this chapbook printed on Rives Light from Spectrum types. A handsome very good or better copy. Simple blue paper wrapper printed in black. Light edge...
No Place: Privately Printed, 1989. First edition. Paperback. 8vo. Fine press publication in sewn wrappers. A book of poems written in tribute to poet John Hollander on his sixtieth birthday. One of only forty copies available for sale. Covers ever so slightly darkened else a fine example in decorated sewn...
Cambridge: Halcyon, 1948. First edition. Paperback. First issue of this literary magazine edited by Albert Cook and Aaron Rosen. Notable for the inclusion of two early poems by James merrill plus work by Cummings, Nemerov, Walter Elder, Stanley Moss and others. Very good condition.
Hopewell: Ecco Press, 1993. First edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. First edition thus of Dante's Inferno as translated by 20 contemporary poets. Introduction by James Merrill. Edited by Daniel Halpern and with an Afterword by Giuseppe Mazzotta. A fine copy in dustwrapper. SIGNED BY 15 CONTRIBUTORS!. A one-of-a-kind copy.
Iowa City: Suction, 1969. First edition. Paperback. 4to. First issue of this poetry journal. Printed on rectos only. A very good copy in thick side stapled decorated wrappers. Includes work by Tom Clark, Anselm Hollo, Apollinaire, Sharat Chandra, Berrigan and much more. Uncommon.
London: Chatto and Windus / Hogarth Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 52 pp. Top edge slightly marred else a near fine hardbound copy in dustwrapper. A poetry collection by the author of Nights and Days.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, #671 of 990 copies. Very good or better, clothbound with typical wear to spine lettering in very good price clipped dustwrapper, minor edgewear. A nice clean copy of his first regularly published book of poems.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1951. First Edition. Cloth. First edition, #888 of 990 copies. Very good or better, clothbound with minor wear to spine lettering in very good price-intact dustwrapper, minor edgewear. A nice clean copy of his first regularly published book of poems. SIGNED by the poet and uncommon thus.
Virginia: Alderman Press, 1978. First Edition. Paperback. Single sheet broadside poem. Hand numbered 94 of only 100 copies printed. Near fine condition. Printed on Ragston paper. Measures 8.5" by 16.5" tall. Scarce.
New York: Atheneum, 1985. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 87 pp. Stated first edition. A spectacular fine copy in red cloth binding in fine unfaded and unclipped dustwrapper. The poet's first major collection following his masterwork in 1982 of The Changing Light At Sandover. This copy nicely INSCRIBED by Merril "With...
New York: Atheneum, 1978. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 182 pp. A book length sequel to The Book of Ephraim. A fine copy in rich burgundy cloth binding in very good dustwrapper. This copy nicely INSCRIBED by Merrill and dated in year of publication.
Worcester: Metacom Press, 1982. First edition. Paperback. Fine press poetry chapbook. 19 pp. One of only three hundred numbered and SIGNED copies in sewn wrappers. Printed on Antique Laid paper. A handsome near fine copy.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine first edition in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The poet's last volume published just after his passing. 96 pp. Included with this copy is a laid in card from the publisher which states "Before his untimely death, James Merrill requested that a....
London: Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1972. First UK edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 47 pp. Two long poems by Merrill. First UK edition. Small sticker shadow to the inside front pastedown else a clean very good copy in clipped dustwrapper.
New York: Atheneum, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. A fine copy of one of the author's scarcest trade publications. Dustwrapper slightly age toned at spine, else fine. Collector's copy.
New Brunswick: Partisan Review, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Complete four issues of William Phillips' Partisan review for 1967. All issues in very good condition in bound wrappers. Some rubs to text block and the occasional pencil checkmark to text. Well respected literary magazine.
Los Angeles: Orpheus, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Tall stapled wrappers laid into a silkscreened paper folder. Volume II, Number one of this poetry journal. Includes "In Rome" by Richard Moore plus work by Merrill, Lyn Lifshin, R. S. Thomas and others. A near fine example.
Annandale-on-Hudson: Bard College, 1955. First edition. Paperback. Bound wrappers. Volume VIII Number 2 of the Bard College sponsored Quarterly Review of Literature. Some cover wear. A very good copy overall. This issue features a long play by James Merrill entitled The Bait. Also with contributions by Ashbery, Niedecker, Jean Garrigue...