The following list of forty-two titles represents the monographs published by Aaron Kramer between 1938 and 1997. A descriptive bibliographic citation for each title follows below the list.

Twenty-eight volumes of poetry:

THE ALARM CLOCK (1938)
ANOTHER FOUNTAIN (1940)
'TIL THE GRASS IS RIPE FOR DANCING (1943)
SEVEN POETS IN SEARCH OF AN ANSWER (1944)
   
(an anthology including a selection of Kramer’s poetry)
THRU OUR GUNS (1945)
THE GLASS MOUNTAIN (1946)
THE THUNDER OF THE GRASS (1948)
THE GOLDEN TRUMPET (1949)
THRU EVERY WINDOW!  (1950)
DENMARK VESEY (1952)
ROLL THE FORBIDDEN DRUMS!  (1954)
A BALLAD OF AUGUST BONDI (1955)
THE TUNE OF THE CALLIOPE (1958)
MOSES (1962)
RUMSHINSKY'S HAT AND HOUSE OF BUTTONS (1964)
HENRY AT THE GRATING (1968)
GHOSTS (1970)
ON THE WAY TO PALERMO  (1973)
THE DANCE (1978)
O GOLDEN LAND!  (1976)
CAROUSEL PARKWAY (1980)
THE BURNING BUSH (1983)
IN WICKED TIMES (1983)
IN THE SUBURBS (1986)
INDIGO (1991)
BORDER INCIDENT   (translated into Russian) (1996)
MAJESTIC ROOM   (translated into Bulgarian) (1996)
REGROUPING (1997)
WICKED TIMES (2004)

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Three volumes of essays, criticism, and scholarship:

THE PROPHETIC TRADITION IN AMERICAN POETRY (1968)
MELVILLE'S POETRY: TOWARD THE ENLARGED HEART (1972)
NEGLECTED ASPECTS OF AMERICAN POETRY (1997)
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One volume edited:

ON FREEDOM'S SIDE (1972)
   
(an anthology of American poems of protest)
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  Ten volumes translated (or, as indicated, with substantial contributions):

THE POETRY AND PROSE OF HEINRICH HEINE (1948)
   
(Kramer provides 110 of 162 poetry translations from the German)
THE TEARDROP MILLIONAIRE (1955)
   
(translations of Morris Rosenfeld from the Yiddish)
SONGS AND BALLADS: GOETHE, SCHILLER, HEINE (1963)
   
(from the German)
RAINER MARIA RILKE: VISIONS OF CHRIST (1967)
   
(from the German)
THE POETRY OF HEINRICH HEINE (1969)
   
(Kramer provides 110 of 162 translations from the German)
POEMS BY ABRAHAM REISEN (1971)
   
(from the Yiddish)
A CENTURY OF YIDDISH POETRY (1989)
   
(370 translations of 133 poets from the Yiddish)
ALL MY YESTERDAYS WERE STEPS (1995)
   
(translations of Dora Teitelboim from the Yiddish)
GOD HID HIS FACE (1997)
    (Kramer provides 35 translations of Rajzel Zychlinsky from the Yiddish)
THE LAST LULLABY: POETRY FROM THE HOLOCAUST (1997)
   
(from the Yiddish)
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A1
First  edition:

The Alarm Clock / Poems / BY / AARON KRAMER / [publisher's device] / Sponsored by / Branches 25 and 134 of the International Workers Order / and the Young Communist League of Bensonhurst / [Union Label of Allied Printing Trades Council 151].  
23 X 15 cm. Published in 1938, at       . Privately issued in green covers in an edition of 1000 copies. Front Cover: [inside 12 X 6 cm. border]  The Alarm Clock / [three lines] Poems [three lines] / By / AARON KRAMER.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [1]-48, as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright; [3] dedication: TO MY SISTER / REGINA; [4] blank; 5 CONTENTS; 6 acknowledgments; 7 INTRODUCTION [by Mary Mack of The Sunday Worker]; [8] blank; 9 PREFACE; [10] blank; [11] PART ONE; [12] blank; 13-20 text; [21] PART TWO; 22-32 text; [33] PART THREE;  [34] blank; 35-48 text.
NOTE: Following the onset of the
1950s McCarthy era anti-communist witch hunts, Kramer suppressed The Alarm Clock for the remainder of his life.

A2
First edition:

ANOTHER / FOUNTAIN / POEMS / by / AARON KRAMER / 1940. 
20.5 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1940, at $0.25.  Privately printed and issued in an edition of 500 copies, of which 100 are bound in stiff brown paper covers and 400 in stiff gray paper covers.  Stamped in black on the front cover.  Front cover: ANOTHER / FOUNTAIN / POEMS / by / AARON KRAMER. All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-32, as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright; 3-32 text.
NOTE: Dedicated to Ernst Toller (1893-1939), an anti-Nazi German poet-playwright who committed suicide in New York City.
NOTE: Privately printed by Kramer.

A3
First edition:

'TIL THE GRASS / IS RIPE FOR DANCING / How long, oh Lord, how long shall our anguish / prosper? / Again, again your children are crucified. / How long must we wait 'til the grass is ripe for / dancing, / And walls no longer stand guard against our sky? / NATCHEZ: The Prayer / Poems by / AARON KRAMER / [publisher's device] / New York: HARBINGER HOUSE   
23.5 X 15 cm.  Published in 1943, at $0.75.  Issued in stiff green paper covers.  Stamped in black on the front cover: [ornament] / BY / AARON KRAMER / [three lines] / [publisher's device] / HARBINGER HOUSE ---- NEW YORK / [ornament].  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[48], as follows:  [1] half title; [2] Also by Aaron Kramer; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright; [5] CONTENTS; [6] blank; 7-45 text; [46]-[47] blank.

A4
First edition:

SEVEN POETS / IN SEARCH OF / AN ANSWER / [dot] MAXWELL BODENHEIM / [dot] JOY DAVIDMAN / [dot] LANGSTON HUGHES / [dot] AARON KRAMER / [dot] ALFRED KREYMBORG / [dot] MARTHA MILLET / [dot] NORMAN ROSTEN / A POETIC SYMPOSIUM / [line] /  EDITED BY THOMAS YOSELOFF / With an Introductory Note by / SHAEMAS O'SHEEL / [publisher's device] / NEW YORK: BERNARD ACKERMAN / INCORPORATED 23.5 X 16 cm.  Published in April 1944 , second printing in November 1944, both at $2.00.  Issued in red cloth and stamped in black on front cover and spine.  Front cover: [line] / Maxwell Bodenheim / [line] / Joy Davidman / [line] / Langston Hughes / [line] / Aaron Kramer / [line] / Alfred Kreymborg / [line] / Martha Millet / [line] / Norman Rosten / [line] / Edited by / THOMAS YOSELOFF / [line] / With an Introductory Note by / SHAEMAS O'SHEEL / [line]   Spine: seven poets in search of an answer.   All edges trimmed.
COLLATION;  [i]-[iv] + [1]-[120], as follows: [i]-[ii] blank; [iii] half title; [iv]-[1] blank; [2]-[3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright and ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; [5] table of contents; [6] blank; [7]-[11] INTRODUCTORY NOTE; [12] Blank; [13]-118 text; [119]-[120] Blank.
NOTE: pp. 53-69 include eight poems by Kramer: "Garcia Lorca," "Natchez," "Barcelona Celebrates Three Years of Franco" (in TGR), "Guernica" (in TGNS as part of the sonnet sequence "The Triumph of Icarus"), "Berlin Air Raid," "The Pogrom in Detroit," "Stalingrad," and "United Nations Cantata."
NOTE: The beige dust jacket is printed in black and red and includes portraits of the poets drawn by William Brady.  Larger versions of the portraits appear in the volume preceding each poet's section.
NOTE: Facsimile edition printed in 1976 by Granger Books. Title page [3] notes: GRANGER BOOKS / MIAMI, FLORIDA.  Page [4] First Published 1944 / Reprinted 1976 / PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  Spine stamped in gold:  SEVEN POETS [dot] YOSELOFF / [publisher's device]

A5
First edition

THRU OUR GUNS / by AARON KRAMER
21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1945, at $0.25.  Privately printed and issued in stiff blue paper covers.  Stamped in black on the front and back covers.  Front cover: [design] / Thru / our / guns / a group of war poems / by Aaron Kramer.  Back cover:  25 cents.  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-[24], as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright; [3]-[24] text. NOTE:  The untitled introductory poem is dedicated to the 600,000 who perished at Lublin.  The poem, later titled "Lublin," is reprinted with slight revisions in BB.
NOTE:  "A Letter to the Army Air Corps," p.11.  Line 14 should read:  "You forget just why it's there, and watch with wild hands"
NOTE:  Privately printed by Kramer.

A6
First edition:

THE / GLASS MOUNTAIN / and other poems / By / AARON KRAMER / NEW YORK:  THE BEECHHURST PRESS / BERNARD ACKERMAN, INC.  
22.5 X 15 cm.  Published in 1946, at $2.00.  Issued in grey cloth.  Stamped in white on red paper strip:  THE GLASS MOUNTAIN / and other poems / By Aaron Kramer.  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-[36], as follows:  [1] half title; [2] Books by; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright; [5] CONTENTS; [6] blank; 7-35 text; [36] [ornament].
NOTE:  A dedicatory sonnet "To Kitty" appears on p. 7.
NOTE:  The book was issued as a double volume.  Printed back-to-back is Civilian Poems by Don Gordon.
NOTE:  Dust jacket is printed in white on green and in white on brown

A7
First edition:

THE THUNDER / OF THE GRASS / Poems by Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] / INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.
21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1948, at $0.50.  A printing of 5000 copies was issued in stiff green paper covers.  Stamped in black on the front cover, spine, and back cover.  Front cover:  THE / THUNDER / OF THE / GRASS / Poems by Aaron Kramer / [line] / INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.  Spine:  Kramer / THE THUNDER OF THE GRASS / 50
/ [bar]   Back cover:  list of publications of International Publishers.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-40, as follows: [1] half title; [2] blank; [3] title page as above; [4] dedication: FOR MY MOTHER AND FATHER, and notice of copyright; [5]-[6] CONTENTS; 7-40 text.
NOTE:  "The Death of President Roosevelt" is a balladesque collage of newspaper headlines and stories from the New York papers of 13 and 14 April 1945.

A8
First edition:

THE / GOLDEN / TRUMPET / by Aaron Kramer / INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.
20.3 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1949, at $0.50.  An edition of 2000 copies was issued in stiff gold paper covers and stamped in black and gold on front and back covers and on the spine.  Front cover:  THE / GOLDEN / TRUMPET / POEMS BY / Aaron Kramer INTERNATIONAL / [publisher's device] / POETS' SERIES.  Spine:  THE GOLDEN TRUMPET / Kramer / 50
  Back cover:  list of publications of International Publishers.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-32, as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright and list of works by Kramer; [3] Contents; [4] acknowledgments; 5-32 text.
NOTE:  The other two volumes published in the series were: Brief Journey, by Milton Blau and Longshot O'Leary's Garland of Practical Poesy, by Thomas McGrath.

A9
First edition:

Thru / Every Window! / [line] / a collection of new poems by / Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] / The William-Frederick Press / New York 1950.  
21 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1950 at $0.50.  Issued in brown paper and stamped in black on front and back covers.  Front cover:  Thru / Every Window! / [line] / a collection of new poems by / Aaron Kramer.  Back cover: COMMENTS ON THE POETRY OF AARON KRAMER; including 13 quotations from reviews of other works.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[32], as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright, price, and address of publisher; [3] CONTENTS; [4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT; 5-31 text; [32] blank.
NOTE:  "When Every Tear Is Turned to Stone," a poem of 116 lines in seven sections, was commissioned by the Film Division of the United Nations.

A10
First edition:

Denmark Vesey / and other poems / including translations from the Yiddish / by / Aaron Kramer / NEW YORK / [dot] / 1952.  
20 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1952, at $0.75.  Privately printed in an edition of 1000 and issued in stiff grey paper covers.  Stamped in black on front cover and spine.  Front cover:  DENMARK / VESEY / and other poems / [line] / by / Aaron Kramer.  Spine:  DENMARK VESEY / Kramer.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-48, as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright; [3] CONTENTS; [4] blank; 5-48 text.
NOTE:  Includes translations of poems by Morris Winchevsky (1856-1934), Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923), David Edelshtat (1866-1892), and Joseph Bovshover (1872-1915).
NOTE:  "The Denmark Vesey Song" on p.9.  In some copies the printer transposed lines one and two of the first quatrain with lines three and four.
NOTE:  In 1992, a second printing of 200 copies, photo offset in stiff white paper covers, stapled at the spine.

A11
First edition:

AARON KRAMER / ROLL the / FORBIDDEN / DRUMS! / with a foreword by ALFRED KREYMBORG / [publisher's device] / CAMERON & KAHN [dot] NEW YORK
21 X 14 cm.  Published in 1954, at $2.00.  Issued in unlettered grey cloth. Yellow dust jacket printed in red.  Front:  ROLL the / FORBIDDEN / DRUMS! / AARON KRAMER / foreword by ALFRED KREYMBORG.  Spine: KRAMER / ROLL THE FORBIDDEN DRUMS! / Cameron & Kahn.  Back:  COMMENTS ON THE POETRY OF AARON KRAMER / [ten quotations about Kramer's poetry]  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [i]-[ii] + [1]-[66], as follows: [i]-[ii] blank; [1] title page as above; [2] dedication:  FOR MADELEINE AND HELAINE, MY NIECES; / CAROL AND LAURA, MY DAUGHTERS, and notice of copyright; [3] CONTENTS; [4] OTHER BOOKS BY AARON KRAMER; [5]-[6] FOREWORD; 7-64 text; [65]-[66] blank.
NOTE:  Foreword by Alfred Kreymborg dated: New York, April, 1954.
NOTE:  The volume was a Liberty Book Club selection.

A11a
First edition:

AARON KRAMER / ROLL the / FORBIDDEN  / DRUMS! / with a foreword by ALFRED KREYMBORG / [publisher's device] / CAMERON & KAHN [dot] NEW YORK
20 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1954, at $1.00.  Issued in stiff beige covers and stamped in black.  Front:  ROLL the / FORBIDDEN / DRUMS! / AARON KRAMER.  Spine:  KRAMER / ROLL THE FORBIDDEN DRUMS!  Back:  COMMENTS ON THE POETRY OF AARON KRAMER / [ten quotations about Kramer's poetry]  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-64, as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] dedication: FOR MADELEINE AND HELAINE, MY NIECES / CAROL AND LAURA, MY DAUGHTERS, and notice of copyright; [3] CONTENTS; [4] OTHER BOOKS BY AARON KRAMER; [5]-[6] FOREWORD; 7-64 text.

A12
First edition:

A BALLAD / OF AUGUST BONDI / By AARON KRAMER
21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1955, at $0.15.  Issued as a program with no covers.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[16], as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] acknowledgements and notice of copyright; [3]-[15] text; [16] about the author.
NOTE: Privately printed in an edition of 1000 copies.
NOTE:  The work was commissioned by the Jewish Young Folksingers as their contribution to the nationwide festivities honoring the tercentenary of Jewish life in North America.  Music by Serge Hovey.
NOTE:  An excerpt accompanied by a synopsis of other sections  appeared in Jewish Life, May 1955.  Section II of August Bondi appeared as "Letters from Kansas" in Masses and Mainstream.
NOTE:  Several mimeographed copies of 26 pages exist.  Entitled: "Ballad of August Bondi / Music by Serge Hovey / Adapted from the poem: / Ballad of August Bondi / by Aaron Kramer."  Includes many omissions or additions by the composer.
NOTE:  A 21 page unpaged typescript on 8 1/2 X 11 bond exists.  Entitled:  A Ballad of August Bondi by Aaron Kramer. Set to music by Serge Hovey and performed for the first time on December 2, 1955 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by the Jewish Young Folksingers, directed by Robert DeCormier with soloist Pete Seeger. NOTE:  Seven songs appear in Moses, of which numbers one and six do not appear in this publication.
NOTE:  The most complete version of A Ballad of August Bondi appears in The Burning Bush.

A13
First edition:

the / Tune / of the / Calliope / POEMS AND DRAWINGS OF NEW YORK / Poems by / Aaron Kramer / Drawings by / Theodore Fried  Jean Hale  Louis Harris / Herbert Kruckman  Saul Lishinsky  Alice Neel / Philip Reisman  Joseph Solman  Edward Strickland / Estelle Tambak  Anthony Toney  Hilde Weingarten / Introduction by Saul Lishinsky / Thomas Yoseloff  New York [dot] London.
28.5 X 21.5 cm.  Published in 1958, at $7.50.  Issued in smooth black cloth and stamped in silver on the spine:  Aaron Kramer / the Tune of the Calliope / Thomas Yoseloff.  Dust jacket printed in blue and white.  Front: Drawings by Theodore Fried [dot] Jean Hale [dot] Louis Harris [dot] Herbert Kruckman [dot] Saul Lishinsky [dot] Alice Neel / Philip Reisman [dot] Joseph Solman [dot] Edward Strickland [dot] Estelle Tambak [dot] Anthony Toney [dot] Hilde Weingarten / Poems by Aaron Kramer / the Tune of the Calliope / POEMS AND DRAWINGS OF NEW YORK.  Spine: Aaron Kramer / the Tune of the Calliope / Thomas Yoseloff  Back: THE TUNE OF THE CALLIOPE / Poems and Drawings of New York / [quotation from the Introduction by Saul Lishinsky] / [line] / THOMAS YOSELOFF / New York [dot] London.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [i]-[xviii] + 1-[110], as follows: [i]-[ii] blank; [iii] half title; [iv]-[v] title page as above; [vi] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 58-10602, and address of the publisher; [vii]-[ix] introduction: THE MYTH / AND / REALITY IN ART;  [xvi] blank; [xvii] A NOTE / ON THE / POETRY; [xviii] blank; 1-101 text; [102] blank; 103-107 notes about the poet and the artists; [108]-[110] blank.
NOTE:  The volume includes 48 full page drawings which Lishinsky states in his introduction "...were not thrown together haphazardly with the poems, but rather consideration was given to what was artistically portrayed, and particular drawings faced by particular poems."
NOTE:  p.[xvii]: In his brief "Note on the Poetry" Kramer states that most of the poems were selected from his earlier books.
NOTE:  A subscribers edition, paged [i]-[xxx] with half title on [v], contains on [iv]: Of this, / The Subscribers Edition, / 500 copies have been printed, / of which this is number / [line containing handwritten numeral].  This edition is signed by the artists and Kramer.
NOTE:  Kramer's copy of the subscribers edition is numbered 444, the street number on Williams Ave, East New York where AK was born.

A14
First edition:

MOSES / Poems and Translations / AARON KRAMER / O'HARE BOOKS / NEW YORK
17.5 X 11 cm.  Published in 1962, at $1.25 in an edition of one thousand copies.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-6598.  Issued in green cloth without boards and stamped in black on the cover:  MOSES / AARON KRAMER.  Stamped in black on the spine:  KRAMER / MOSES / O'HARE.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[96], as follows:  [1]-[2] blank; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright and address of publisher; [5] FOREWORD; [6] ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; [7] CONTENTS; [8] blank; 9-92 text; [93] blank; [94] Also by AARON KRAMER; [95] ABOUT THE AUTHOR; [96] blank.
NOTE:  "Moses," set to music by Richard Neumann, was first performed at the 1957 New York Writers' Conference, Wagner College.
NOTE:  "A Ballad of August Bondi," set to music by Serge Hovey, was commissioned by the Jewish Young Folksingers and first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1955.
NOTE:  Includes 47 translations from the Yiddish of poems by Morris Winchevsky (1856-1934), Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923), David Edelshtat (1866-1892), Joseph Bovshover (1872-1915), Dora Teitelboim, Isaac E. Rontch, and Hirsch Glick.  Also includes Shmerke Katcherginshy’s "Ballad of Itzik Wittenberg" from the Vilna Ghetto.

A15
First edition:

rumshinsky's / hat / and House of Buttons / Two Collections of Poetry / by Aaron Kramer / New York [dot] Thomas Yoseloff [dot] London
21.5 X 14.5 cm.  Published in 1964, at $4.75.  The first printing consisted of 500 numbered copies.  Issued in off-white cloth.  Stamped in black on the spine:  Kramer / RUMSHINSKY'S HAT [all white on black block] / Thomas Yoseloff.  Dust jacket printed in black and grey on beige.  Front: RUMSHINSKY'S HAT / and House of Buttons / By Aaron Kramer.  Spine: Kramer / RUMSHINSKY'S HAT / [publisher's device] / Thomas / Yoseloff.  Back: [photograph of Kramer] / [biographical statement] / New York [dot] THOMAS YOSELOFF [dot] London.  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [i]-[iv] + [1]-[128], as follows:  [i]-[ii] blank; [iii] This edition limited to / five hundred numbered copies, / of which this is Number...; [iv] blank; [1] half title; [2] Other books by...; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 64-14735, and publisher's address; [5] dedication:  To Kitty; [6] blank; [7]-[8] Acknowledgments; [9]-[12] Contents; [13] half title; [14] blank; 15-75 text; [76] blank; [77] half title; 78-119 text; [120]-[128] blank.
NOTE:  Also appeared in a trade edition.
NOTE:  Dust jacket photograph by Arnold Rood.

A16
First edition:

Henry / At / The / Grating / poems of nausea / by Aaron Kramer / THE FOLKLORE CENTER  NEW YORK CITY 21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1968 at $0.85.  Issued in light green paper and stamped in black on the cover.  Cover: 85 / Henry / At / The / Grating / poems of nausea / by Aaron Kramer / THE FOLKLORE CENTER  NEW YORK CITY.  On the back cover: a photograph of Aaron Kramer by Leonard Schechter.  Inside the front cover: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, notice of copyright, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 68-58710, and address of the publisher.  Inside the back cover:  The following poets have read their works at the Folklore / Center Sunday night series since August, 1965....  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [1]-[32], as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] blank; [3]-[32] text.

A17
First edition:

The Prophetic Tradition / in American Poetry, / 1835-1900 / Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] / Rutherford [dot] Madison [dot] Teaneck / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
21.5 X 15 cm.  Published in 1968 at $10.00. Issued in light blue cloth.  Stamped on the spine in gold:  Kramer / The Prophetic Tradition / in American Poetry, 1835-1900 / [publisher's device].  Dust jacket printed in red and light blue.  Front: The Prophetic Tradition / in American Poetry, / 1835-1900 / Aaron Kramer / [design of an eagle].  Spine:  Kramer / The Prophetic Tradition in American Poetry, 1835-1900 / [publisher's device].  Back: [reproduction of a painting of Kramer] / [biographical statement].  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-416, as follows: [1] half title; [2] blank; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright by Associated University Presses, Inc., Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 68-11569, address of the publisher; [5] dedication:  To my mentor and friend / NELSON F. ADKINS / this work is gratefully dedicated; [6] blank; [7] contents; [8] blank; 9-42 Introduction; 43-355 text; 356-391 Notes; 392-409 Bibliography; 410-416 Index. NOTE:  The work is a revision and expansion of Kramer's doctoral dissertation.  His Ph.D. in English Literature was awarded by New York University in 1966.
NOTE:  The Prophetic Tradition is a critical analysis of the work of major and minor American poets in reaction to the War with Mexico, the Fugitive Slave Act, mobbism, mistreatment of American Indians, and the War with Spain.
NOTE:  An oil painting of Kramer by Alice Neel is reproduced on the back of the dust jacket.

A18
First edition:

aaron kramer / GHOSTS
23 X 15.5 cm.  Published by Dowling College in December 1970 and distributed free of charge.  Issued in an edition of 125 copies in stiff green paper covers and stamped in black on the front cover.  Front cover:  aaron kramer / GHOSTS   All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[8], as follows:  [1] blank; [2]-[7] text; [8] blank.
NOTE:  Includes "Night at the Concertgebouw," "Tour," and "Zudioska."

A19
First edition:

MELVILLE'S POETRY: / Toward the Enlarged Heart / A THEMATIC STUDY / OF THREE IGNORED MAJOR POEMS / Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] Rutherford [dot] Madison [dot] Teaneck / FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY PRESS
21.5 X 14.5 cm.  Published in 1972, at $6.75.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 79-160457 and International Standard Book Number 0-8386-1002-1.  Issued in brown cloth covers and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  Kramer / MELVILLE'S POETRY / Toward the Enlarged Heart [publisher's device].  Dust jacket printed in brown and beige.  Front: [portrait of Melville] / MELVILLE'S POETRY: / Toward the Enlarged Heart / A THEMATIC STUDY OF THREE IGNORED MAJOR POEMS / Aaron Kramer.  Spine: Kramer / MELVILLE'S POETRY: Toward the Enlarged Heart / [publisher's device].  Back: [photograph of Kramer] / [biographical statement] / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[152], as follows: [1] half title; [2] by the same author...; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number, address of publisher, and International Standard Book Number; [5] contents; [6] blank; [7] half title; [8] blank; 9-48 INTRODUCTORY ESSAY; 49-137 text; 138-144 NOTES; 145-146 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; [147]-[152] blank.
NOTE:  The volume contains complete texts of "Bridegroom Dick," "The Scout Toward Aldie," and "Marquis de Grandvin."  Kramer provides the essay, notes, and bibliography.
NOTE:  Photograph of Kramer by Arnold Black.

A20
First edition:

On the Way to Palermo / and other poems / by / Aaron Kramer / With an Introduction by / Clinton W. Trowbridge / [publisher's device] / South Brunswick and New York:  A.S. Barnes and Company / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. 21.4 X 14.5 cm.  Published in 1973, at $5.95. Issued in black cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  Kramer / On the Way to Palermo / Barnes.  Dust jacket printed in black, white, and gold. Front: ON THE WAY / TO PALERMO / AARON KRAMER.  SPINE:  Kramer / ON THE WAY TO PALERMO / Barnes.  Back: [photograph of Kramer] / [biographical sketch] / South Brunswick and New York: / A.S. Barnes and Company / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[112], as follows:  [1] half title; [2] BOOKS BY AARON KRAMER; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, Library of Congress cataloging in publication data, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 70-146761, address of publisher;  [5] dedication: FOR KITTY / the star by which I travel / and the ballast that brings me home; [6] blank; 7-9 contents; [10] blank; 11 acknowledgments; [12] blank; 13-19 Introduction / by / Clinton W. Trowbridge; [20] blank; 21 Notes; [22] blank; [23] half title; [24] blank; 25-111 text; [112] blank.
NOTE:  This edition is limited to five hundred numbered copies.  A trade edition was also issued which went through two printings.
NOTE:  This volume includes sixty-four poems.
NOTE:  Photograph of Kramer on back of dust jacket by Thomas E. Rolly.

A21
First edition:

O GOLDEN LAND! / a travelog in verse / Aaron Kramer / Dowling College Press / Oakdale, New York 11769
21 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1976, at $1.35.  Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 76-56921 and International Standard Book Number 0-917428-03-X.  Issued in an edition of 500 copies in stiff blue paper covers and stamped in red on the front cover and spine. Front cover:  O GOLDEN LAND! / Aaron Kramer.   Spine: O GOLDEN LAND! / Aaron Kramer / DOWLING COLLEGE PRESS.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[56], as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] notice of copyright; International Standard Book Number, and Library of Congress Catalog Card Number; [3] DEDICATIONS (to  Kramer's mother and, satirically, to Ayn Rand); [4] blank; [5] CONTENTS; [6] blank; [7] FOREWORD; [8] blank; 9-55 text; [56] This is Number / ... / of an edition of 500 / numbered and signed copies.
NOTE:  "Reno" also appears in Henry at the Grating.
NOTE:  Kramer explains in the foreword that the poem was written during 1963 and discusses why the second half of the projected work was not undertaken.

A22
First edition:

THE DANCE / [ornament] / Aaron Kramer
14 X 21 cm.  Published in 1978, at $1.50.  Issued in stiff orange paper covers and printed in black on front and back covers.   Front cover: THE DANCE / [ornament] / Aaron Kramer.  Back cover: [notice of copyright] / This is a limited edition of 250 copies. / Twenty-five are signed by the author. / This is copy number: ...  / [ornament] / STREET PRESS / Box 555 / Port Jefferson, New York / 11777.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [1]-[4], as follows:  [1]-[4] text.

A23
First edition:

Carousel Parkway / and other poems / Aaron Kramer / selected and with an introduction by Charles Fishman / This edition is limited to / six hundred numbered copies, / of which this is / Number ..., / [publisher's device] / San Diego [dot] New York / A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc. / In London: / The Tantivy Press
23.5 X 15.5 cm.  Published in 1980, at $8.95.  Issued in brown cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  KRAMER / CAROUSEL PARKWAY POEMS / BARNES  Dust jacket printed in light brown and beige.  Front:  Carousel / parkway / and other / poems / [design of a leaf] / aaron kramer.  Spine:  Carousel parkway and other poems / aaron kramer / [publisher's device].  Back:  [photograph of Kramer] / [biographical statement] / ISBN 0-498-02386-9.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[128], as follows: [1] half title; [2] Books by Aaron Kramer; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, address of publisher; Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 78-75314), and International Standard Book Number 0-498-2386-9; [5]-6 Contents; 7 Acknowledgments; [8] blank; 9-16 "But Here Was Form" / An Introduction by Charles Fishman; 17 Notes; [18] blank; 19-[127] text; [128] blank.
NOTE: Kramer photograph originally published in Newsday [Melville, NY].

A24
First edition:

The Burning / Bush / AARON KRAMER / Poems and Other Writings / (1940-1980) / Edited, with a Foreword, by / THOMAS YOSELOFF / [publisher's device] / CORNWALL BOOKS / New York [dot] Toronto [dot] London
21.5 X 14.5 cm.  Published in 1983, at $14.95.  Issued in red cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  KRAMER / The Burning Bush / [publisher's device]  Dust jacket printed in grey, red, and white.  Front:  The Burning / Bush / AARON KRAMER / Poems and Other Writings / (1940-1980) / Edited, with a Foreword, by / THOMAS YOSELOFF.  Spine:  KRAMER / The Burning Bush / [publisher's device].  Back:  [photograph of Kramer] / About the Author / [biographical sketch] / Cornwall Books / New York [dot] Toronto [dot] London.  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-[256], as follows: [1] half title; [2] Also by Aaron Kramer; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, address of the publisher, Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 81-68624), and International Standard Book Number 0-8453-4706-3; [5] dedication: For Nora and Joanna; [6] blank; 7-8 "THE SONG OF THE BURNING BUSH"; 9-12 Contents; 13-16 Foreword; 17-19 Acknowledgments;  [20] blank; [21] half title; [22] blank; 23-253 text; [254]-[256] blank.
NOTE:  Many of the poems are extensively revised, regrouped, and retitled from earlier Kramer volumes.
NOTE:  In Acknowledgments, poems collected from each of fifteen Kramer volumes are listed (17-18), as well as sources for uncollected poetry in this volume (18).  Poems set to music are listed with composers (19).  Also the following:  This book was made possible by a grant / from the / MEMORIAL FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CULTURE NOTE: Photograph  of Kramer on back of dust jacket by Richard. N. Plant.

A25
First edition:

IN WICKED TIMES / Poems by Aaron Kramer / Illustrations by Barbara Allen / Vol VI of the Black Buzzard Illustrated Chapbook Series / From: Black Buzzard Press / 5620 South 7th Place / Arlington, VA 22204 / EDITOR/PUBLISHER: BRADLEY R. STRAHAN / c1983 Aaron Kramer
21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1983, at $3.50.  Issued in stiff tan paper covers and printed in black on front and back covers.  Front cover:  IN WICKED TIMES / Poems by: Aaron Kramer / Illustrations by: Barbara Allen / [illustration] / $3.50.  Back cover:  ISBN-938872-05-2.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[36], as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] Table of Contents and International Standard Book Number 938872-05-2; [3] [publisher's device] and  Acknowledgments; [3]-[36] text.
NOTE:  The volume includes twelve illustrations by Allen.

A26
First edition:

In the Suburbs / by Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] / ALI BABA PRESS
21 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1986, at $1.00.  Issued in stiff grey paper covers and printed in black on front and back covers.  Stapled in spine.  Front cover:  In the Suburbs / by Aaron Kramer [over full cover illustration].  Back cover: ABOUT THE AUTHOR / ... [and] RECENT COMMENTS ON AARON KRAMER'S WORK / ...  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-20, as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, notice of copyright, publisher's address; 3-20 text.
NOTE: Cover design by Odette Colon.
NOTE: The volume is "number 3 in the Sesame Signatures series published by Ali Baba Press."

A27
First edition:

Indigo and Other Poems / Aaron Kramer / With a Foreword by Joseph Wershba / and an Introduction by Richard E. Braun / [publisher's device] / Cornwall Books / New York [dot] London [dot] Toronto
24.5 X 16 cm.  Published in 1991, at $18.95.  Issued in black cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine: Kramer / Indigo and Other Poems / [publisher's device]   Dust jacket printed in black, grey, and white.  Front: [across a photograph of surf washing onto a beach]  Indigo and Other Poems / Aaron Kramer / With a Foreword by Joseph Wershba / and an Introduction by Richard E. Braun  Spine: Kramer / Indigo and Other Poems / [publisher's device]  Back:  [photograph of Kramer] / About the Author / [biographical sketch] / Cornwall Books / New York [dot] London [dot] Toronto   All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[180], as follows: [1]-[2] blank; [3] half title;  [4]-[5] Also by Aaron Kramer; [6] blank; [7] title page as above; [8] notice of copyright, authorization to photocopy, addresses of publisher, dedication: for Kitty, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 90-55061 and International Standard Book Number 0-8453-4828-0 alk. paper); 9-12 Contents; 13-14 Acknowledgments; 15-18 Foreword / Joseph Wershba; 19-24 Introduction / Richard E. Braun; [25] half title; [26] blank; 27-171 text; [172] blank; 173-174 Index of Titles; 175-177 Index of First Lines; [179]-[180] blank.
NOTE:  Photograph of Kramer on back of dust jacket by Layle Silbert.
NOTE:  A limited edition contains the following on [3] half title:  Indigo and Other Poems / This edition is limited to / five hundred numbered copies / of which this is Number

A28
First edition:

REGROUPING / POEMS BY AARON KRAMER.
21 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1997, at $8.00.  Issued in stiff russet paper and stamped in black.  Spine: regrouping / By Aaron Kramer.  Front: regrouping / [design] / by Aaron Kramer [reversed russet on black]. All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [1]-104, as follows: [1] title page as above; [2] ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, notice of copyright, ISBN #1-878173-17-0, publisher’s address; [3]-[4] Table of Contents; [5]-[6] blank; 7-104 text.
NOTE:  Published by Birnham Wood Graphics.
NOTE:  Cover art by Peggy Wallace.

A29
First edition:

Neglected Aspects / of American Poetry / The Greek Independence War / and Other Studies / by / Aaron Kramer / Dowling College Press.
24 X 16.5 cm.  Published in 1997, at  $17.00.  Issued in stiff white paper covers and stamped in black.  Spine: Neglected Aspects of American Poetry / Kramer / Dowling.  Front: Neglected Aspects / of / American Poetry / The Greek Independence War / and Other Studies / by / Aaron Kramer / [publisher’s device stamped in gold] / Dowling Studies in the Humanities / and the Social Sciences [reversed white on blue]. All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [I]-[402], as follows: [I] half title; [ii] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, ISBN #1-883058-17-1; [iii] Announcement; [iv] Dowling Studies in the Humanities / and the Social Sciences; [v] title page as above; [vi] blank; [1]-5 Introduction; [6] blank; [7]-373 text; [374] blank; [375]-377 An Afterword; [378] blank; [379]-395 Index; [396] bio-bibliographical sketch of Kramer; [397]-[400] notices of Dowling College Press; [401]-[402] blank.
NOTE: A collection of twelve essays written by Kramer between 1951 and 1993.

A30
First edition:

Wicked Times / SELECTED POEMS / Aaron Kramer / Edited and with a / Biographical Essay by /  Cary Nelson and / Donald Gilzinger Jr. / UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS / URBANA AND CHICAGO.
24.5 X 15.5 cm. Published in 2004, at $35.00. Issued in olive grey cloth and stamped in silver on the spine. Spine: KRAMER / Wicked Times / ILLINOIS. Dust jacket printed in black, white, olive grey, and tan. Front: AARON KRAMER / Wicked Times / SELECTED POEMS / [photograph of Kramer] / EDITED AND WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY BY / Cary Nelson and Donald Gilzinger Jr.  Spine: KRAMER / Wicked Times / Illinois  Back: POETRY/AMERICAN LITERATURE / [blurbs from Barbara Kingsolver, Pete Seeger, William Heyen, Alan Filreis, and Alan Wald] / A volume in The American Poetry Recovery Series, / edited by Cary Nelson / [publisher's name and web page] / [ISBN]   All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [i] - [380], as follows: [i]-[ii] Praise for Wicked Times [blurbs from Pete Seeger, Alan Wald, William Heyen, Alan Filreis, and Barbara Kingsolver]; [iii] half title; [iv] blank; [v] THE AMERICAN POETRY RECOVERY SERIES, Series Editor, Board of Advisors, see reference to list of books in the series; [vi] photograph of Kramer; [vii] title page as above; [viii] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data including International Standard Book Number 0-252-02918-6; [ix] dedication: For / Paula Treichler / Carol Gilzinger / and / the Kramer family; [x] blank; [xi]-xvi Contents; xvii-lix Aaron Kramer: American Prophet / Donald Gilzinger Jr. and Cary Nelson; [lx] blank; [1]-318 text; [319]-369 notes to the poems; [370] blank; [371]-373 Aaron Kramer bibliography; [373] blank; [375]-377 index of titles; [378] about Kramer, Nelson, and Gilzinger; [379] title list of the American Poetry Recovery Series; [380] colophon.
NOTE: Wicked Times contains 191 poems dating between 1937 and 1997 and arranged thematically into 14 sections: A Consumer Culture; New York, New York; The Poetry of Work; African American History and Struggle; Friends and Family; Elegies; The Loyal Opposition; Against McCarthyism; Judaica; A Century of Wars; Journeys; The Map of Spain; Runes, Riddles, and Darkness; and Poet's Work.
NOTE: "Seven Days," "Maria," and "My Mexico Is Not Your Mexico" were not published during Kramer's lifetime and appear for the first time in this volume.

B1
First edition:

on / freedom's / side / An Anthology of American Poems of Protest / edited by Aaron Kramer / THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
21.5 X 15 cm.  Published in 1972, at $5.95. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-77144.  An edition of 8000 copies was issued in light blue cloth and stamped in black on front cover and spine.  Front cover:  on / freedom's / side.   Spine:  Kramer / on freedom's side / MACMILLAN.  Dust jacket printed in white, red, and blue on black.  Front:  On / Freedom's / Side / An Anthology / of American Poems / of Protest / Edited by / Aaron Kramer.  Spine:  KRAMER / On Freedom's Side / MACMILLAN.  Back:  [publisher's advertisements] / THE MACMILLAN COMPANY  75095.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [i]-[xx] + [1]-[256], as follows: [i] half title; [ii] quotation from "To My Book" by Philip Freneau; [iii] title page as above; iv-vii notice of copyright, publisher's address, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number, and acknowledgments for permission to reprint; [viii] blank; ix preface; [x] blank; xi-xix contents; [xx] blank; [1]-201 text; [202] blank; 203-239 biographical sketches; [240] blank; 241-242 index of authors; 243-245 index of titles; [246] blank; 247-252 index of first lines; [253]-[256] blank.
NOTE:  "Before the Judge" (111-12), by David Edelshtat translated from the Russian by Kramer; "Shoot the Beast!" (169) and "The Sweatshop" (170), by Morris Rosenfeld; and "Mother and Daughter" (170-71), by Joseph Bovshover translated from the Yiddish by Kramer.
NOTE:  Includes "Newscast" (91) and the last section of "Peekskill" (162) by Kramer.  Complete "Peekskill" in TW. NOTE:  Jacket design by Hal Siegel.
NOTE:  The manuscript of "Before the Judge" (111-12) was part of Edelshtat's effects in the possession of his sister, who made it available to Kramer for translation and provided the transliteration from Russian.

C1
First edition:

THE POETRY AND PROSE OF / Heinrich Heine / SELECTED AND EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION / BY FREDERIC EWEN [ornament] THE POETRY / TRANSLATED BY LOUIS UNTERMEYER, HUMBERT / WOLFE, EMMA LAZARUS, MARGARET ARMOUR, / AND OTHERS, INCLUDING 110 NEW TRANSLATIONS / BY AARON KRAMER [ornament] THE PROSE /  NEWLY TRANSLATED BY FREDERIC EWEN / THE CITADEL PRESS  NEW YORK.
21.5 X 14.5 cm.  Published in 1948, at $6.00.  Issued in black cloth and stamped in gold on front cover and spine.  Front cover:  signature of Heine.  Spine:  THE / POETRY / AND / PROSE / OF / Heinrich / Heine / EWEN / CITADEL.  Dust jacket printed in blue, beige, white, and black.  A reproduction of a portrait of Heine appears on the front of the dust jacket.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [i]-xxii + [1]-874, as follows: [i] blank; [ii] reproduction of a portrait of Heine; [iii] title page as above; [iv] notice of copyright; [v] dedication:  TO THE MEMORY OF TWO SOLDIERS / David McKelvy White / Lieut. Leonard E. Kurz; [vi] blank; [vii]-[viii] PREFACE; [ix]-xxii CONTENTS; [1] half title; [2] blank; [3]-50 HEINRICH HEINE / [ornament] Humanity's Soldier / BY FREDERIC EWEN; [51]-836 text; [837] Notes...; [838] blank; [839]-861 NOTES; [862]-863 BIBLIOGRAPHY; [864]-871 A CHRONOLOGY OF THE PROSE SELECTIONS; [872]-874 INDEX OF FIRST LINES IN GERMAN.
NOTE:  Kramer translated 110 of the 162 poems in the volume, including the 508 quatrains of "Germany: A Winter's Tale."
NOTE:  The poems translated by Louis Untermeyer are reprinted from Heinrich Heine: Paradox and Poet (Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1937).
NOTE:  The second printing does not include the portrait of Heine on the dust jacket.
NOTE:  A complete paperback edition was published in 1959.
NOTE:  An abbreviated version, without the prose, was printed in paperback in 1969.  See C5.

C2
First edition:

The Teardrop Millionaire / and other poems by / MORRIS ROSENFELD / selected and translated by / Aaron Kramer / WITH A CRITICAL EVALUATION by KALMAN MARMOR / AND A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by AARON KRAMER / Published by MANHATTAN EMMA LAZARUS CLUBS / New York, 1955
20.5 X 13.5 cm.  Published in 1955, at $0.35.  Issued in stiff green paper covers and stamped in black on the front and back covers.  Front cover:  the / teardrop / millionaire / and / other poems / [photograph of Morris Rosenfeld] / by Morris Rosenfeld / Selected and translated by / AARON KRAMER /  Emma Lazarus Clubs of Manhattan.  Back cover:  Price 35 cents.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-32, as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] acknowledgments and notice of copyright; [3] FOREWORD; [4] Contents; 5-7 Morris Rosenfeld / A Biographical Sketch by Aaron Kramer; 8-12 Shears and Pen / by Kalman Marmor; 13-32 text.
NOTE:  Marmor's essay is excerpted from a longer work on Rosenfeld appearing in the volume The Beginnings of Yiddish Literature in America (YKUF, 1944) and was translated from the Yiddish by Kramer including passages of several poems.
NOTE:  "The Sweatshop," "With My Child," "The Teardrop Millionaire," "Shoot the Beast," "The Lion," and an earlier, entirely different version of "What is the World?" were printed earlier in Denmark Vesey.
NOTE:  Reproductions of drawings (c1900) by I.M. Lillien appear on pages 21 and 24.

C3
First edition:

goethe [dot] schiller [dot] heine / Songs / and / Ballads / translated by / aaron kramer / o'hare books [dot] new york city
21.5 X 14 cm.  Published in 1963, at $0.50. The edition was limited to five hundred numbered copies.  Issued in stiff white paper covers and stamped in blue on the front cover.  Front cover:  goethe [dot] schiller [dot] heine / Songs / and / Ballads / translated by / aaron kramer.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-32, as follows:  [1] title page as above; [2] This edition is limited to / five hundred copies, / of which this is / Number...,notice of copyright, and address of the publisher; [3] CONTENTS; [4] blank; [5]-32 text.
NOTE:  Includes twenty-five translations from the German: ten of Goethe, two of Schiller, and thirteen of Heine. NOTE:  None of the Heine translations are included in D2 and D23.
NOTE:  Some copies hand-stamped on verso to include the Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 63-20958.

C4
First edition:

Rainer Maria Rilke: VISIONS OF CHRIST / [bar] / A Posthumous Cycle of Poems / edited, with an introduction, by Siegfried Mandel / poems translated by Aaron Kramer / University of Colorado Press [slash] Boulder
22 X 23.5 cm.  Published in 1967, at $4.85.  Issued in tan cloth, stamped in black on front cover and spine.  Cover:  Rainer Maria Rilke:  VISIONS of CHRIST / [bar] / A Posthumous Cycle of Poems.  Spine:  Rainer Maria Rilke:  VISIONS of CHRIST / MANDEL [ornament] KRAMER / COLORADO.  Tan endpapers.  All edges trimmed.  Dust jacket printed in blue, black, and white.
COLLATION:  [i]-[x] + [1]-[106], as follows: [i] half title; [ii] Rainer Maria Rilke [woodcut]; [iii] title page as above; [iv] Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-23560 and notice of copyright; [v] dedication: To / Gunnar Boklund / and / Louie May Miner; [vi] blank; vii-viii Acknowledgments; [ix] Contents; [x] Illustrations; [1] half title; [2] blank; 3-48 Introductory Essay; 49 Notes; [50] blank; [51] Rainer Maria Rilke: VISIONS of CHRIST / [bar] / 1896-1898 / Christus: Elf Visionen [slash] Visions of Christ; [52] contents; 53-104 text; [105]-[106] blank.
NOTE:  The twelve illustrations include photographs, woodcuts, and reproductions of paintings related to Rilke's life and to the text.
NOTE:  German and English texts are printed on facing pages.
NOTE:  Mandel's introduction includes and credits two additional Kramer translations from Rilke: 25 lines from an 1893 poem, "Christ on the Grass" (15-16), and a two quatrain 1896 poem, "To -----" (28).  In line 14 of the first poem, the error: "alters" for "altars." 
NOTE:  Woodcut on p[ii] by Dorothy Mandel.

C5
Translation

THE POETRY OF / Heinrich Heine / SELECTED AND EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION / BY FREDERIC EWEN [design of a leaf] THE POETRY / TRANSLATED BY LOUIS UNTERMEYER, HUMBERT / WOLFE, EMMA LAZARUS, MARGARET ARMOUR, / AND OTHERS, INCLUDING 110 NEW TRANSLATIONS / BY AARON KRAMER [three designs of a leaf] / THE CITADEL PRESS  NEW YORK
21 X 14 cm.  Published in 1969, at $2.95.  Identified as Citadel Press number C-294.  Issued in stiff paper covers, printed in mustard, red, and brown.  Front cover: Selected and edited with an introduction by / FREDERIC EWEN / The / POETRY / of / HEINRICH / HEINE / [ornament] / "The selection and translation are of equal / excellence." Thomas Mann / "It is the finest...collection of Heine that I / know." Louis Untermeyer / $2.95.  Spine: EWEN  The Poetry of Heinrich Heine / Citadel / C-294.  Back cover:  publisher's blurb, cover design by Virginia Smith, and address of the publisher.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [i]-xii + [1]-[308], as follows: [i] half title; [ii] blank; [iii] title page as above; [iv] dedication: TO THE MEMORY OF TWO SOLDIERS / DAVID McKELVY WHITE / LIEUT. LEONARD E. KURZ, notice of copyright, and address of the publisher; [v] PREFACE; [vi]-xii CONTENTS; [1] Heinrich Heine / HUMANITY'S SOLDIER; [2] blank; [3]-50 text of introduction; [51] Poems and Ballads; [52] blank; [53]-297 text; [298] blank; [299]-304 NOTES; [305]-307 INDEX OF / FIRST LINES IN GERMAN; [308] blank.

C6
First edition:

POEMS / by / ABRAHAM REISEN / Translated by Aaron Kramer
23 X 15.5 cm.  Published by Dowling College Press in 1971, at $0.75.  Issued in an edition of two hundred copies in stiff light green paper covers and stamped in black on the front cover.  Front cover:  POEMS / by / ABRAHAM REISEN / Translated by Aaron Kramer.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-[28], as follows: [1]-[2] blank; [3] biographical introduction about Reisen by Kramer and dedication to his parents "under whose life-long inspiration [the translations] were done.";  [4] blank; [5]-[25] text; [26]-[28] blank.
NOTE:  Includes thirty-six poems translated from the Yiddish.

C7
First edition:

A Century / of Yiddish Poetry / Selected, Translated, and Edited by / Aaron Kramer / [publisher's device] / Cornwall Books / New York [dot] London [dot] Toronto
15.5 X 24 cm.  Published in 1989, at $24.95.  Issued in black vinyl over boards and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  Kramer / A Century of Yiddish Poetry / [publisher's device]  Dust jacket printed in grey, brown, black, and white.  Front:  A Century / of Yiddish Poetry / Selected, Translated, and Edited by / Aaron Kramer.  Spine:  Kramer / A Century of Yiddish Poetry / [publisher's device]  Back:  [photograph of Kramer] / About Aaron Kramer / [biographical sketch] / Cornwall Books / New York [dot] London [dot] Toronto.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION:  [1]-368, as follows: [1] half title; [2] Also by Aaron Kramer; [3] title page as above; [4] notice of copyright, photocopy authorization; address of publisher; acid-free paper notice; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 87-48007) and International Standard Book Number 0-8453-4815-9(alk. paper); [5] dedication: for my mother and father; [6] blank; 7-19 Contents; [20] blank; 21-22 Preface; 23-24 Acknowledgments; 25 half title; [26] blank; [27] The First Golden Age; [28] blank; 29-106 text; [107] The Second Golden Age; [108] blank; 109-206 text; [207] Soviet Poets; [208] blank; 209-242 text; [243] Poets of the Left; [244] blank; 245-315 text; [316] blank; [317] Poets of the Holocaust; [318] blank; 319-366 text; 367-368 Index of Poets.
NOTE:  Acknowledgments include on p. 24:  This book was in part assisted / by a grant from the / ZHITLOWSKY FOUNDATION FOR YIDDISH CULTURE.
NOTE:  Photograph of Kramer on back of dust jacket by Layle Silbert.
NOTE:  A limited edition contains the following on [1] half title:  A Century of Yiddish Poetry / This edition is limited to / five hundred numbered copies / of which this is Number

C8
First edition:

All My Yesterdays Were Steps / The Selected Poems of Dora Teitelboim / edited and translated / by / Aaron Kramer / illustrations / by / Stan Kaplan / The Dora Teitelboim Foundation / in association with / KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
23.5 X 16 cm.  Published in 1995, at $22.95.  Issued in black cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  KRAMER / Editor/translator / ALL MY YESTERDAYS WERE STEPS / THE SELECTED POEMS OF DORA TEITELBOIM / KTAV.  Dust jacket printed in white and black on red.  Front: ALL MY / YESTERDAYS / WERE STEPS / [woodcut] / THE SELECTED POEMS OF / DORA TEITELBOIM / EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY / AARON KRAMER.  Spine: KRAMER / Editor/Translator / ALL MY YESTERDAYS WERE STEPS / THE SELECTED POEMS OF DORA TEITELBOIM / KTAV.  Back: Critical Acclaim From Around The World For Dora Teitelboim / [six quotations from individuals] / [ISBN 0-88125-463-0 and bar code].  All edges trimmed. COLLATION:  [i]-[222], as follows: [i] half title; [ii] photograph of Teitelboim; [iii] title page as above; [iv] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 94-45688), and address of publisher; [v] [dedication] In Memory of David Tiel; vi-xi Contents; [xii] blank; [xiii] Acknowledgments; [xiv] blank; [xv] Editor's Note; [xvi] blank; xvii-xxv Poet of Rebellion and Lyricism / by Jacob Zvi Shargel; [xxvi] blank; [1]-211 text; [212] blank; 213 About the Author; 214 About the Editor/Translator; 215 About the Illustrator; [215-222] blank.
NOTE:  Includes eight woodcuts, as well as dust jacket illustration, by Kaplan.
NOTE:  Photograph of Teitelboim on [ii] unacknowledged.
NOTE:  In Table of Contents and Text, English and Yiddish appear on facing pages, English on left, Yiddish on right. NOTE:  Shargel essay [xvii-xxv] translated from the Yiddish by Kramer.

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Aaron Kramer / Border / Incident / [graphic of feather] / Poems / Translation from English / by Nonna Slepakova / and Ilya Fonyakov / Saint Petersburg 1996.
16.5 X 12 cm.  Published in 1996, at       .  Issued in stiff white paper covers and stamped in blue and black.  Cover:  [Illustration of flying geese]  Aaron Kramer / Border Incident.  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [1]-[112], as follows:  [1] title page as above;  [2] copyright and cataloging information, ISBN: 5-87516-056-X; 3-4 A Word About the Writer [by Igor Arkhipov]; [5]-108 text; 109-111 Table of Contents; [112] [illustrated by  F.E. Vassilieva; layout  by L.A. Pozdniakova; computer formatting by M.A. Raytsina; offset printed from original plates 21 Dec 1995; 500 copies printed; published by Journal Neva; publisher’s address; printer’s address].
NOTE:  Translation of selected Kramer poems into Russian including fifty-four lyrics from Indigo and thirty-five additional poems spanning Kramer’s career from Another Fountain through The Burning Bush.
NOTE:  A few poems placed in wrong volumes. “Song of Lidice” and “The New Symphony” are in ‘Til the Grass Is Ripe for Dancing and “Peretz Markish, Itzik Feffer” and “Einstein” in The Burning Bush.
NOTE:  Bibliographic translation from the Russian by Professor Liane Thurau, Suffolk Community College.

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God Hid His Face / [line] / Selected Poems / of / RAJZEL ZYCHLINSKY / Translated from the Yiddish by Barnett Zumoff, / Aaron Kramer, Marek Kanter, and others / With an Introductory Essay by Emanuel S. Goldsmith / Word & Quill Press.
22 X  14.5 cm.  Published in 1997, at  $19.95.  Issued in blue cloth and stamped in gold on the spine.  Spine:  Zychlinsky / God Hid His Face / Word / & / Quill.  Dust  jacket printed in dark blue against a light blue and white photograph of clouds.  Front: God Hid / His Face / Selected poems / of / Rajzel / Zychlinsky.  Spine: Zychlinsky / God Hid His face / Word / & / Quill.  Back: [quotation from reviews and appraisal] / ISBN 0-9658640-0-6 [bar code]. All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [i]-[228], as follows: [i] title page as above; [ii] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-In-Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 97-61000), and address of publisher; [iii] Other books of poems by Rajzel Zychlinsky; [iv] blank; v-xiv Table of Contents; xv-xix Introductory Essay / [line] / The Poetry of Redemption through Compassion (by Emanuel S. Goldsmith; [xx] blank; 1-214 text; 215-24 Appendix [cross-reference of poems to individual Zychlinsky volumes]; [225] About the Author; [226]-[228] blank.
NOTE:  5-35 include thirty-five translations from the Yiddish by Kramer, including the title poem (7)
NOTE:  other translators include Barnett Zumoff, Marek Kanter, Lucy Dawidowicz, Florence Victor, Tzipora Baradon, Joseph Leftwich, David Neal Miller, and Jeffrey Shandler.
NOTE:  Zychlinsky’s biographical sketch, by Marek Kanter, [225] acknowledges Kramer’s A Century of Yiddish Poetry as containing Kramer’s other translations of her poetry.

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The Last / Lullaby / [graphic of a pen] / Poetry from / the Holocaust / Edited and Translated by / Aaron Kramer / Drawings by / Saul Lishinsky / A Dora Teitelboim Foundation Publication / [publisher’s device] / Syracuse University Press.
23.5 X 16 cm.  Published in 1998, at $26.95.  Issued in tan cloth and stamped in black on the spine.  Spine:  KRAMER / The Last Lullaby / [line] / Poetry from the Holocaust / [publisher’s device] / SYRACUSE.  Dust jacket illustration of single yellow flower against background of barbed wire and smaller flowers.  Front: The Last / Lullaby / Poetry from the Holocaust / Edited and translated by Aaron Kramer / Drawings by Saul Lishinsky.  Spine: KRAMER / The Last Lullaby / [line] / Poetry from the Holocaust / [publisher’s device] / SYRACUSE.  Back:  [publisher’s device] / Syracuse University Press / Syracuse, New York 13244-5160 / ISBN 0-8156-0478-5 / [bar code].  All edges trimmed.
COLLATION: [I]-[262], as follows:  [i] half title; [ii] blank; [iii] title page as above; [iv] notice of copyright, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (including LC Catalog Card Number 97-21242; [v] [dedication], [vi] blank; [vii]-xii Contents; xiii-xv Preface; [xvi] blank; xvii Acknowledgements; [xviii] blank; xix The Dora Teitelboim Foundation; [xx] blank; [1] half title; [2] illustration; 3-250 text; 251-254 Aaron Kramer / A Tribute / Matthew Paris; 255-256 [biographical sketch of Kramer and of Saul Lishinsky]; [257]-[260] blank.
NOTE:  “Creation in a Death Camp” on 3-14 originally appeared in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology  38.1 (Winter 1998) as “Creative Defiance in a Death Camp.” See E
NOTE:  Matthew Paris’s “Aaron Kramer: A Tribute” contains numerous, significant  biographical errors relating to Kramer and his wife, Katherine.
NOTE:  In 1999, Syracuse University Press issued a trade paperback edition, ISBN 0-8156-0597-X. Collation and cover design are the same as the hardcover edition.

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