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CHAPMAN 23;24, Scots Language & Literature

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Chapman Publications:

Seller ID: 006592


Originally published as Vol. V. Nos. 5-6 in the Spring of 1979, this particular issue, devoted entirely to the Scots language, proved so popular that a reissue was required. Contributors include Thomas Crawford, Alan Bold, John Burns, John Kincaid, Donald Campbell, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Ron Butlin, William J. Tait, Ian Bowman, Albert D. Mackie, Robert McLellan, Lorna S. Borrowman, Alan MacGillivray, David Murison, Alastair Mackie, Stuart McHardy, C.P. Finlayson, Alexand... View more info

CONTEMPORARY VERSE TWO/CVII, Vol./Volume 6 No./Number 3, Spring 1982

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WinnipegTerritories Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 013782


"A magazine of Canadian poetry criticism," this one the Special Newfoundland Poetry issue edited by Adrian Fowler, Randall Maggs, and John Steffler, with material by, among many others, Tom Dawe, Wade Kearley, David Elliott and Alastair MacDonald. 72 pages. Light edgewear, tanning to cheap newsprint, mild general wear. View more info

SCRIVENER, Number 13, 1988-89

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 013785


"An anthology of Canadian and American poetry, fiction, criticism, graphic art and photography," edited by Andrew Burgess. This issue contains material from more than two dozen contributors, among them Joan Fern Shaw, Ken J. Harvey and Todd Swift. Interviews with Timothy Findley and Patrick Lane. 56 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. View more info

SCRIVENER, Number 13, 1988-89

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 013786


"An anthology of Canadian and American poetry, fiction, criticism, graphic art and photography," edited by Andrew Burgess. This issue contains material from more than two dozen contributors, among them Joan Fern Shaw, Ken J. Harvey and Todd Swift. Interviews with Timothy Findley and Patrick Lane. 56 pages, illustrated. Mild general wear. View more info

SCRIVENER, Summer 1983

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 013791


Contains material from Lesley Choyce, George Elliott Clarke, M. Anne Mitton, Don Polson, Peter Van Toorn, and many others. Wanda Taylor interviews John Hirsch, the Artist Director at Stratford. Mitton has signed her story ("For Brian---/Anne"). 32 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

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The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericton, University of New Brunswick (UNB)/St. Thomas University (STU): 1983

Seller ID: 016107


The 135th issue of a magazine featuring a variety of literary fiction and poetry, with reviews and illustrations. This issue contains three poems by the incomparable Alden Nowlan. 146 pages. Light rubbing, thin scratches, impressions. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Blood Ties

By: Amabile, George

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Port Clements, Sono Nis Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00003


Amabile's first book of poetry. In addition to writing for the CBC and editing 'The Ivory Tower' and 'The Penny Paper,' Amabile co-founded and edited "The Far Point." 82 pages. Bumped corners, in dust jacket w/impressions, edgewear, 3/4" triangular chips out of top and bottom of front panel, smaller chip out of top spine, small puncture to left edge of front panel, small soil marks to rear panel, short tears to top of front panel. View more info

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Treason

By: Andrews, Shari

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Wild East Publications: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015674


Poet's scarce first book. 26 pages, cover illustration by Joan Meade. Faint smudging to wraps, faint splashstain to top left corner of front cover (blending right in with the black of that area) light general wear. A nice copy. View more info

Sunblue

By: Avison, Margaret

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Hantsport, Lancelot Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013964


Governor-General's Award-winning poet's third book of poetry (in addition to a history of Ontario, called, oddly enough, 'History of Ontario'). Can be difficult to turn up in both first edition and decent condition. 105 pages. Lightly scuffed covers, light general wear. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

In Counter Point

By: Baigent, Beryl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, Nethercott Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010652


#478 of 500 copies; poet's third book; also contains poems from four guest writers: Larry Cole, Kay Vincent, Bob Ruby, and Doug Richards; now a Canadian citizen, the author was born in North Wales, and won the 1982 June Fritch Memorial Award from the Canadian Authors Association; 40 pgs; this copy bears a small handwritten 478 in the top left corner of inside front cover, and is inscribed, signed and dated by author on title page; some scuffing to covers, slight discolou... View more info

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MIRAMICHI LIGHTNING, The Collected Poems of Alfred Bailey (signed)

By: Bailey, Alfred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Bailey

Seller ID: 016528


Collects the work of a distinguished Canadian historian and poet. This copy inscribed and signed on reverse of score for "Miramichi Lightning" (inscription reads: "To John Blaney/with best wishes/and in appreciation/of your recent kindness/Alfred Bailey"). 187 pages (including biographical note), cover illustration by Alex McGibbon. Wear to corners, short tear to bottom left edge of front cover, a fair bit of rubbing, faint edge soil. View more info

Time and Mind in Wordsworth's Poetry

By: Baker, Jeffrey

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012391


The author "explores the significant ways in which the theme of time is manifested in the imagery and diction of Wordsworth's major poetry." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 212 pages (including Appendix, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index). Light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/sunned spine, short edge tears, small triangular chip from top edge of back cover. View more info

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Love. liebesgedichte. (signed)

By: Balch, Norval

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1993

Edition: 1st AB collector publishing edition

Inscription: Signed by Balch & Brunner, on title page

Seller ID: 016859


Poetry presented in both German and English, translated from the former into the latter by Astrid Brunner. Red cloth w/tipped-on cover illustration, 93 pages, red ribbon bookmark, red cloth slipcase. A bit of scuffing/spotting. A nice, clean, internally tight copy. Uncommon signed. View more info

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BEYOND BETHUNE: People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed)

By: Barker, Terry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dewdney, Synaxis Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Barker, on title page

Seller ID: 017796


In a collection of essays Barker "provides not only an insider's commentary on the tradition of People's Poetry in Canadian literature, but in addition a learned discussion of the various philosophies and religious perspectives, esoteric and orthodox, that gave rise to it." Inscription reads: "For Dr. Michael Higgins,/with many thanks for the/encouragement to continue writing/that your favourable personal/review gave me./With very/good luck/Terry Barker/Mar... View more info

The Concept of Nature in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry

By: Beach, Joseph Warren

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014273


The author traces the romantic and philosophical nineteenth-century concept of nature "in a synthesis of views derived from science, religion and philosophy; and shows how, in poets like Wordsworth, Emerson and Meredith, the abstract idea supports and is colored by their love for the 'beauteous forms' of the material world and their mystical sense of man's oneness with the universal spirit, providing them with a kind of substitute for dogmatic religion." Green cl... View more info

A Bibliography of Studies in Metaphysical Poetry 1939-1960

By: Berry, Lloyd E. (compiler)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012235


Contains 1147 entries, continuing a 1939 work by Theodore Spencer and Mark Van Doren. Blue cloth, 99 pages (including Author Index). Bumped corners, ight general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/lightly sunned spine. View more info

Gifts of the Year and Other Poems

By: Bevan, Molly

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00005


67 pages, frontispiece. Dust jacket has edgewear, tears, largish pieces missing along edges, folds chipped and worn, some staining to bottom edge, spine discoloured and missing a largish piece (not a good jacket at all, but not a book often found in a jacket of any kind). Naturally, it's now in a protective sleeve to prevent any further disintegration. View more info

DAVID and other Poems

By: Birney, Earle

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1942

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 014678


A classic in Canadian poetry. Cream boards w/brown lettering to front cover/spine, 40 pages. An ex-New Brunswick Legislative Library copy w/discard stamp and several of the usual library desecrations. View more info

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20th CENTURY CANADIAN POETRY, An Anthology with introduction and notes

By: Birney, Earle (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016954


"A selection of verse written by Canadians between the years 1900 and 1950." Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 169 pages (including aids to study and enjoyment, biographical notes, index). Bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, tanned edges, previous owner's name/date to front end paper, in edgeworn dust jacket w/small triangular piece from top edge of front panel, chipping to edges/corners/spine ends, moderate general wear. View more info

While You Were Out (signed)

By: Bitney, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Turnstone Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007450


Two collections ('The Anger of Ghosts' and 'Perhaps We Are Wounded') featuring a total of thirty-one poems. This copy inscribed to a previous owner ("Thecla--/Much love,/Kate."). Rubbing, impressions, crease to top left portion of back cover, moderate general wear. View more info

East End Writers & Artists

By: Black, Jack, and Cathie Thomson (organizers)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, East End Adult Education Centre:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006608


No date. A collection of poetry, an occasional prose piece, and illustrations by art and writing classes of the Gear Adult Education Project. Uncommon. Unpaginated (30). Light soil, sticker shadow to top edge of inside front cover, light general wear. View more info

Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida

By: Borson, Roo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014444


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Borson's award-winning tenth book of poetry. 90 pages (including Notes and Acknowledgements). An unread copy. View more info

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Prayers at a High Altar

By: Boyle, Charles Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017523


14 pages, tipped-on author photograph. Some edgewear, minor soil, light general wear. View more info

In Search of Eros

By: Brewster, Elizabeth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Vancouver, Clarke, Irwin & Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014336


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Poet's sixth book of poems. "With Compliments of the Author" card laid in. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 88 pages. Foxed top edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

Elizabethan Poetry

By: Brown, John Russell, and Bernard Harris (editors)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012278


The second title (following 'Jacobean Theatre' and preceding 'Early Shakespeare') in the publisher's "Stratford-Upon-Avon Studies" series, this one boasting contributions from editor Harris, F.T. Prince, Franklin Dickey, D.G. Rees, Donald Davie, Muriel Bradbrook, Jean Robertson, R.W. Ingram, Frank Kermode, and Robin Skelton. Publisher's tipped-in slip to front end paper indicates that this copy intended for consideration of use as a student text or reference book... View more info

Selected Poems

By: Bruce, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd/The Saltire Society: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007093


A title from the Saltire Modern Poets series intended to introduce to a wider public the work of younger contemporary writers. 23 pages. Slightly sunned edges, price sticker to bottom of front cover. View more info

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A Voix Basse (signed)

By: Cadet, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Trois-Rivieres & Luxembourg, Ecrits des Forges and Editions PHI: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016478


A collection of French-language poetry. This copy inscribed (to Denise N.) and signed by Cadet, on half-title. 88 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

POEMS, Together with POEMS FROM THE WYBURD MANUSCRIPT

By: Carew, Thomas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Menston, Scolar Press: 1969

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 013888


An original-size facsimile edition of a work first published in 1640, with reduced-size facsimile reproductions from the Wyburd Manuscript. Some corner wear, a bit of sunning to edges spine, previous owner's name in pencil to inside front cover. View more info

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THE BEAUTY OF THE HUSBAND, a fictional essay in 29 tangos

By: Carson, Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017601


"An essay on Keats's idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage." Brick boards w/maroon cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 147 pages (including notes). A hint of general wear, in dust jacket w/light wear to spine ends, scuff/rubbing to bottom right spine edge/bottom left corner of front panel. View more info

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GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides

By: Carson, Anne (translator)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York Review Books / NYRB: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016649


First printing w/complete number sequence. Contains "Herakles," "Hekabe," "Hippolytos," and "Alkestis," four tragedies by Euripides translated by Carson, with introductions. Also contains two essays, "Tragedy: A Curious Art Form," and "Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra." Grey boards w/cranberry spine lettering, 312 pages. Bottom corners bumped, in lightly scuffed first state dust jacket w/bumped bottom corners. Dust... View more info

The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller

By: Chernaik, Warren L.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012259


From the front flap: "This unique reassessment of a major forerunner of the Augustan age provides a much-needed framework for understanding the transitional period between Jonson and Dryden." Mauve cloth w/silver spine lettering, 236 pages (including Index). Gently bumped corners/spine ends, previous owner's name in pencil to bottom edge of front free end paper, in lightly worn dust jacket w/a bit of spine sunning. View more info

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Canada Post

By: Christie, Jason

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal, Snare Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017670


Poet's debut collection. 103 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

John Toronto (signed)

By: Colombo, John Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Columbo

Seller ID: pl.00006


A found poem. View more info

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Echoes of the Remnant (signed print)

By: Coupar, Regina

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Truro, Gamaliel Publications: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016322


From the back cover: "...presents new metaphors which are helpful for discussing spirituality in the language of our time." This edition contains a signed original print by Coupar, bound in near the front. 120 pages, illustrated. A bit of slant, light general wear. View more info

The Werewolf Miracles (signed)

By: Crawford, Terry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007338


A collection of poems "all concerned, in one way or another, with miracles." Dust jacket illustration by Herzl Kashersky. This copy signed by author on front free end paper. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 96 pages. Bumped corners, light general wear. Dust jacket w/several tiny edge tears, 3/8" tear to top edge of rear panel. Slightly sunned spine, small puncture to right edge of rear panel above gutter. View more info

THE FINGER, poems 1966-1969

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1970

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 012214


Published simultaneously with the hardcover. 143 pages. Tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

His Idea

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Coach House Press: 1973

Seller ID: 012216


Unpaginated. Tiny (about 1/4" long) mark to front cover, a touch of wear to corners. View more info

Words

By: Creeley, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012225


Brown cloth w/white spine lettering, 143 pages. Bumped spine ends, dusty edges, impressions of previous owner's erased pencil signature along bottom edge of front free end paper, moderate general wear, in dust jacket w/some edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

Eight Metaphysical Poets

By: Dalglish, Jack (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012265


Originally published in 1961. For each of eight poets (Donne, Herbert, Carew, Crashaw, Vaughan, King, Marvell and Cowley), "there is a representative selection of his poems, a biographical sketch and a general critical account of his work, followed by notes of the poems themselves." Blue cloth, 184 pages (including Index of First Lines), frontispiece. Sunned top edge, gently bumped spine ends, previous owner's name along bottom edge of front end paper, in lightly... View more info

Memory in Bone

By: Dambroff, Susan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: San Francisco & Chicago, Black Oyster Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008944


1 of 500 copies of a collection of poetry from a press "committed to publishing works by women."; cover illustration by Peggeth Loeb; unpaginated; some corner wear, sticker shadow to back cover, two tiny/faint soil marks to back cover, crinkling to bottom corner, price impressions to top right corner of first end paper, mild general wear; View more info

L'AN TRENTIESME, Selected Poems 1961-1970

By: Davey, Frank

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Vancouver Community Press/VCP: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012375


No. 12 in the Vancouver Community Press Writing Series. 82 pages. Light edgewear, some wear to bottom right corner, scuffed wraps, moderate general wear. View more info

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...left in slow motion (signed)

By: David Etheridge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick Chapbooks: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed, signed and dated by Etheridge

Seller ID: 017641


The first title in the New Brunswick Chapbooks series, this one a one-act play first performed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in February 1978, then performed on CBC Radio a year later before ending up in printed form. 30 pages. Light general wear. Uncommon. View more info

Brave New Wave

By: David, Jack (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Black Moss Press 88753: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012340


Examines the work of eleven Canadian poets, including John Robert Colombo, Michael Ondaatje, David McFadden, Frank Davey, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, bpNichol, bill bissett, Margaret Atwood, John Newlove, and Leonard Cohen. 226 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

A Masque of Aesop

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin & Co.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014697


The author's "first foray into the field of the masque." Tan cloth, 47 pages. An ex-New Brunswick Legislative Library copy w/discard stamp, and the usual librarian tortures suffered by innocent books. View more info

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Den Berg Op

By: de Ridder, Tony

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Zeist, Uitgave van J. Ploegsma: 1932

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 016086


Dutch-language poetry. Paper over boards, 46 pages, frontispiece (matches the gilt illustration on front cover). Foxing, edge/corner wear, light chipping to spine ends, previous owner's notation/date neatly to top right corner of front end paper, another equally neatly to top left corner of reverse of same. One of the writer's less-common titles. (C/BT) View more info

Selections From Canadian Poets

By: Dewart, Edward Hartley

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo, University of Toronto Press: 1973

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 015579


First published in 1864, this book "was the first anthology of native Canadian poetry and was compiled, as Edward Hartley Dewart explained, in order to 'rescue from oblivion some of the floating pieces of Canadian authorship worthy of preservation in a more permanent form.'" Introduction by Douglas Lochhead. Mustard cloth w/black spine lettering, 304 pages, plus index of titles. Lightly dusted/light soiled edges, light general wear. Rubbed dust jacket w/edgew... View more info

Miramichi

By: Di Giulio, Eleanor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Madras, Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts: 1970

Seller ID: 012973


Poems, many with religious themes. 111 pages (including Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

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Gunner Schmidt at the Crossroads

By: Dietz, Robert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016882


The play based on Dietz's autobiography, 'Oath of Allegiance.' 156 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon View more info

Seven Russian Poets

By: Dobson, Rosemary, & David Campbell (imitations)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press/UQP: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014777


A collection of Russian verse presented not as translations, "but rather as imitations of the originals, re-created in English." Poets include Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Olga Berggolts, Bella Akhmadulina, Natalia Gorbanevskaia and Yunna Morits. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 96 pages (including Index of first lines). Gift inscription to previous owner, light general wear, in lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

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Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)

By: Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jolicure, the Anchorage Press: 1997

Edition: Limited edition of 500 copies

Seller ID: 017634


A collection of poetry, photographs and short stories by 32 university students. Unpaginated. Crease to bottom right corner of front cover, light scuffing, several pinholes to front cover and extending through first third of the book. Internally tight. View more info

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STILL WARTHOGS RUN DEEP and other free range nonsense (signed)

By: Drew, Simon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016401


A delightful collection of general goofiness. Or, as the publisher would have it, "A series of poems, drawings and puns...that combine a sense of the ridiculous with a definite seriousness regarding our respect, or lack of it, for the countryside." There are a few first editions kicking around, but they're not signed. There are a few signed copies kicking around, but they're not first editions. This is both. Illustrated boards, 48 pages. View more info

DIFFERENT HOURS, Poems

By: Dunn, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013844


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's eleventh collection of poetry, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An unread copy. View more info

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The Berlin Wall Café (signed)

By: Durcan, Paul

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Belfast & Dover, The Blackstaff Press: 1986

Edition: 3rd edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010395


"The skill and commitment with which Paul Durcan tackles his themes--social protest and outrage at loveless relationships, at hypocrtical churchmen, at sectarian assassins; and a searingly personal account of the break-up of a marriage--make this the finest book to date from one of western Europe's most tireless and entertaining visionary poets."; this copy inscribed, dated and signed ("For xxxx & xxxx xxxx/Affection & Very/Best Wishes/--Paul Durcan/Saint Joh... View more info

Inch Man

By: Eisler, Ken

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Pulp Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00007


Eisler's first book of poetry. 83 pages. Sticker shadow to front cover, yellowed pages, small brownish soil mark to first end paper. View more info

BARDS IN THE WILDERNESS, Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920

By: Elliott, Brian, and Adrian Mitchell (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015156


This is "an anthology of colonial poems selected not on the 'beauties of literature' principle but for their historical importance -- because they are most characteristic and lively and give the most vivid and immediate impression of an historical past which we are only now in a position to view in an historical perspective." Hardcover in cream cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 280 pages (including notes on the poems, biographical notes, indices). View more info

BRITHERS A' (Brothers All), A Minute A Day With Burns, Poet, Lover and Prophet of Brotherhood

By: Esselmont, Peter (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, The Central Press (John Milne): 1933

Edition: 1st thus (Pocket edition in 3 parts)

Seller ID: 009521


a collection of quotes, information and history relating to Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns; Foreword by Professor J.Y. Simpson; each volume 48 pgs. (144 total), copiously illustrated; all volumes w/edgewear, some soiling, dampstaining, some dog-earred corners, general wear; uncommon in this edition; View more info

ROCHESTER, The Critical Heritage

By: Farley-Hills, David (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012358


"This collection of critical extracts on the poetry of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, ranges from the earliest contemporary comments to the beginning of the twentieth century." Blue cloth, 275 pages (including Bibliography, Index). Bumped/lightly worn corners/pine ends, previous owner's name in pencil, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear. View more info

Into Nests, Each Perfect As An Inner Ear!

By: Faulkner, Leigh

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Riverview, Owl's Head Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013795


A limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is #38. This copy signed by author, on half-title. Just a hint of wear to spine ends. Internally tight and clean. View more info

It Was Warm And Sunny When We Set Out

By: Finnigan, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011870


Author's fourth book of poetry. Yellow cloth, 96 pages. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, mild board warp, Christmas gift inscription (on front end paper) to previous owner, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light soil, a bit of edgewear, moderate general wear. View more info

Bullets And Cathedrals

By: Fleet, Brenda

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books:

Seller ID: pl.00009


1 of 500 copies; 48 pgs.; apparent printer's error resulted in Contents Page being printed at rear of book, and three verses of final poem omitted, thus a page tipped-on at top of Contents Page provides the missing verses; this copy with a handwritten correction (author's hand) to the Dedication line; some sunning to spine area, light edgewear, bottom edge smudged at corner; View more info

The End of Innocence, Selected Poems of Gail Fox (signed)

By: Fox, Gail

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010095


issued simultaneously with the hardcover; edited by Tom Marshall, and containing poems from "Dangeous Season" (1969), "The Royal Collector of Dreams" (1970), "Flight of the Pterodactyl" (1973), "God's Odd Look" (1976), "In Search of Living Things" (1980), "Houses of God" (1983), and "The Deepening of the Colours" (1986); cover painting by the author; this copy signed, "With all best wishes/Gail Fox"; sunning... View more info

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Powers (signed)

By: Fried, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, the Review: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Fried, on front end paper

Seller ID: 017421


Modernist art critic/art historian Fried's first full-length collection of poems, published while he was associate professor of fine arts at Harvard (as of this writing, he is the J.R. Herbert Boone professor of humanities and art history at Johns Hopkins University). Inscription reads, "12.x.73/to Ken,/with love & admiration,/Michael". Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 60 pages. A bit of wear to corners/spine ends, sunning to top edge, covers moderately warp... View more info

The Plastic Undergrowth

By: Frith, D.W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Surrey, Sono Nis Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010175


poetry; cover illustration by Morse Clary; 27 pgs.; impressions, smudging to white cover, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover; internally tight; View more info

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THE CHILDREN OF PAUL'S: the story of a theatre company, 1553-1608 (signed)

By: Gair, Reavley

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016885


From the front flap: "Between 1553 and 1608 St Paul's Cathedral housed one of the earliest London theatre companies, a commercially successful playhouse whose actors were drawn from the choirboys under the directior of their choir master. These were the Children of Paul's." This copy inscribed and signed by Gair, on title page. Chocolate cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 213 pages (including notes, select bibliography, index), illustrated. A bit of slant, light ... View more info

Tunnel Bus to Detroit

By: Gasparini, Len

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007451


1 of 500 copies. Gasparini's second book, a collection of forty poems. Cover illustration by Anne Hale. 28 pages. This copy bears the signature of R. Hawkes (since both guys were published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books, this is presumed to be writer Robert Hawkes, but for all I know it could be his drug-addled cousin, Ringo). Lght soil, moderate general wear. View more info

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Earth Charms Heard So Early (signed)

By: Gibbs, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010885


one from a limited edition of five hundred copies; this copy signed by Gibbs ("With best wishes/Robert Gibbs"); 64 pgs.; moderate edgewear, impressions, scuffing, abrasion to top right corner of title page (presumed removal of sticker); View more info

The Deserted Village (in braille)

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dominion Tactile Press: 1913

Seller ID: 013907


A scarce braille "New York Point" edition of Goldsmith's famous poem, from an obscure printer. Brown cover lettering on stapled brown wraps, unpaginated (21). Library sticker to inside front cover, library embossed seal (dated 1914) to top right corner of first page, library pocket to inside back cover (numbered-but-otherwise-blank slip of stiff paper inserted into pocket suggests that book may never have been taken from the library). Moderate edgewear, short edg... View more info

Water is the First World (inscribed & signed)

By: Grace, Susan Andrews

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Regina, Coteau Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012141


From the back cover: "A perceptive collection of quietly assertive poems about women's nurturing roles in the cycles of life, focusing on the birthing experience." This copy inscribed, signed and dated ("for Donna/so glad to meet you/Susan/May 96"). 112 pages (including Acknowledgements, brief author/cover photographer biographies, advertisements for other Coteau titles), cover photograph by Courtney Milne. Minor wear to corners, light rubbing, mild gener... View more info

KENILWORTH and Other Poems

By: Gray, Alice Rowan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Peerless Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014524


This may be either an inscribed-by-the-author copy, or a scarce-as-hen's-teeth unsigned copy. Possibly the former because the reverse of the title page bears a longish inscription to a previous owner, is dated 1965, and signed Alice R. Wiley, which is close to Alice R. Gray and might have been the poet's married name; possibly the latter because seventy-five per cent of all the other copies I have been able to find have been signed and/or inscribed. Forty-four pages, fro... View more info

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Poems

By: Greenshields, Edward B. (Black)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: No Place (Montreal), Privately printed:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018009


No date (circa 1910). A collection of 19 poems. According to the 'Dictionary of Canadian Biography,' Greenshields was a Canadian businessman and art critic, who wrote two books, 'The subjective view of landscape painting' and 'Landscape painting and modern Dutch artists, both of which promoted the Hague School and viewed Impressionism as having no staying power. This is his only book of poetry. Full leather, gilt spine lettering, raised bands, marbled end papers, unp... View more info

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God's Geography (signed)

By: Gutteridge, Don

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ilderton, Brick Books/Coldstream: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016364


"This book is the fourth in a series of works in poetry and prose entitled Time is the Metaphor." This copy inscribed, signed and dated by Gutteridge, on half-title. 111 pages. Light general wear. View more info

THE POETRY OF GRACE, Reformation Themes and Structures in English Seventeenth-Century Poetry

By: Halewood, William H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012253


From the front flap: "The proposition argued in this book is that a grace mode developed in seventeenth-century poetry in response to the grace theology which dominated the mental life of the period and prevailed through all the varieties of Protestantism." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 180 pages (including Appendix, Index). A bit of slant, previous owner's name in pencil to bottom edge of front end paper, in price-clipped and lightly edgeworn dust jacket w... View more info

Peeling Oranges in the Shade

By: Hannan, Jack

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sutton West, The Paget Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008311


A Montreal poet "depicts the journey travelled between two occasions, the transfiguration of the travellers, time wasted and time well spent." Introduction by Penelope Jahn. This copy inscribed/signed/dated on title page (To my friend, "the/Tampa Kid," Mr. xxxxx,/with thanks,/Jack Hannan/5/6/79). Mderate wear to corners/spine ends, mild bubbling to front cover fore-edge. Rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin impressions, some spine sunning. View more info

Fortress of Chairs

By: Harvor, Elisabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, Signal Editions/Vehicule Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009457


author's first book of poetry following two story collections, and winner of the 1992 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; this copy warmly inscribed to an anonymous recipient ("To a dear/friend & chauffeur/& writer-in-arms,/xoxo/in friendship/Elisabeth/Harvor"); 87 pgs.; minor edgewear, impressions, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front end paper; View more info

The People of the Dance

By: Hawkes, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Guelph, Alive Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008113


63 pages. Sunning to spine and edges, crosscrack, moderate general wear. View more info

The People of the Dance

By: Hawkes, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Guelph, Alive Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012306


63 pages. Small soil mark to backcover, light edgewear, previous owner's signature across top edge of inside front cover. View more info

The People of the Dance

By: Hawkes, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Guelph, Alive Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013216


63 pages. Light soil, moderate general wear. View more info

Selections From the Poems of Robert Henryson

By: Henryson, Robert (edited by David Murison)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Saltire Society: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006472


A collection of work from the 15th-century Scottish poet. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering/silver device to front cover, 58 pages. Sunned spine, moderately bumped top corners, light general wear. View more info

The City of Satisfactions (signed)

By: Hoffman, Daniel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press / OUP: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Hoffman

Seller ID: 015519


Poet's third book. This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper. Inscription reads "For Viv and Pete/--Why shouldn't you have/a signed book too?/Love from Danny/Christmas '69" (apparently the reason they shouldn't have a signed book, Danny, is because they won't keep it). A good acquisition for some couple named Viv and Pete, or someone named Viv who used to be with Pete, or someone named Pete who used to be with Viv, or someone named Viv who thinks she m... View more info

JAMES HOGG, Selected Poems

By: Hogg, James (Douglas S. Mack, editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press / OUP: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007042


Bemoaning the fact that Hogg's drivel outweighs his good material, the editor presents what he calls "a reliable text of Hogg 's best poems," in the hope that it "will make possible a revaluation of his stature as a poet." Navy cloth, 183 pages (including select bibliography, commentary, glossary), frontispiece. Light edgewear, lightly tanned edges, splash-soil to top fore-edge, slight bleed of same to end papers. Much-rubbed dust jacket w/some edgewea... View more info

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A Hair's Breadth of Abandon

By: Holt, Jason

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lakeville Corner, AB collector publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016873


Holt's third book of poetry. Foreword by George Elliott Clarke. 70 pages + list of other in-print titles from the publisher. A hint of edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

More Poems

By: Housman, A.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1936

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 005376


A collection put together by Laurence Housman after his brother's death. Preface by Laurence Housman, frontispiece illustration by Francis Todd. Gold-decoration on blue cloth, 73 pages, top edge gilt. Bumped corners, light tanning, minor scuffing to cloth, previous owner's name/address on front pastedown, off-setting to end papers. Dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, chipping to spine ends/corners, other triangular chips/tears, some soil. View more info

WINNOWWING, a dithyrambic deconstruction

By: Hryciuk, Marshall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Muskox Press: 1980

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008685


Reissues a limited edition hardcover published by Greyn Forest Press. 19 pages. Only mild general wear. View more info

IDEALIZING VAIN FANTASY, A Fantasy Rock Opera, An Album of Songs and a Fairy Tale

By: Hughes, Charles R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Port Coquitlam, privately published: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015461


A play with song lyrics by Gloria Jean Hughes, poetry by Jack M. Heitz, and photography by Stephan Mirsky. Quite an uncommon item. 36 pages, illustrated by Charles R. Hughes, Jack M. Heitz and Reginald Guest. Moderately soiled covers, corner wear, moderate handling wear. View more info

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Selected Poems (signed)

By: Hutchman, Laurence

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto & Tonawanda, Guernica Editions Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017065


A collection of poems from five of Hutchman's previously published six books. 135 pages. Signed by Hutchman, on title page. Promotional bookmark for this title laid in. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

THE POETIC THEORY OF PAUL VALERY, Inspiration and Technique

By: Ince, W.N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Leicester University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012439


From the front flap: "This study seeks to investigate and explain Paul Valery's well-known denunciations of inspiration and his advocacy of controlled composition." Blue cloth w/publisher's device in gilt to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 187 pages (including Index). Bumped corners/spine ends, off-setting to end papers, light tanning. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve View more info

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No Other Lodgings (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 017642


The 249th title in the Fiddlehead Poetry Book series, this one the first title by a multi-award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist. Limited to 600 copies. 55 pages. Small soil mark to centre of front cover at top, small sticker/soil mark pull to top right corner of same, light surface wear. Internally clean. View more info

Poet Cop

By: Jewinski, Hans

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Pocket 80183/Simon & Schuster of Canada: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012307


Paperback original. Poetry from "a policeman in a bad neighbourhood." 122 pages. A hint of general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Open Hand

By: Kearney, W.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hartland, Hartland Publishers Ltd. (Carle A. Rigby and Roderick Cummings): 1981

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017472


"An Epic Poem Dealing With The Early Settlement of Maine and New Brunswick, Founded on Tradition." First printed in 1864, and reprinted in 1926, before this "exact reproduction" of the latter. 58 pages. Light general wear. View more info

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Pyrrhic (signed)

By: Kemick, Richard Kelly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anstruther Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kemick, on copyright page

Seller ID: 018134


A triptych-style chapbook containing three poems. One of only 100 copies printed. As one might expect with so few copies printed, this is somewhat uncommon. View more info

Chamber Music (inscribed & signed)

By: LeBaron, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kapuskasing, Penumbra Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012261


The back cover blurb informs us that this is "a historiographic prose-poem accentuated by a striking array of collages." Uh huh. Unpaginated (50). This copy inscribed/signed/dated ("David/AllaBess./Tony./16-12-88") on title page. Moderate handling wear, internally tight and clean. View more info

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Anything But Hank! (signed)

By: Lebowitz, Rachel, and Zachariah Wells

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Emeryville, Biblioasis: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 017594


A baby and a pig in search of a name for the former end up in the mountains "as they seek an audience with the Wizard and his baby-naming Mexican beaded lizard." This copy inscribed by Lebowitz and Wells to some kid named Noah ("For Noah,/Happy Reading!") on title page. Bumped corner/spine ends, in lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

Cultus Coulee

By: Lillard, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Surrey, The Sono Nis Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010437


American-born poet's first book; 28 pgs.; smudging to white wraps, previous owner's name/date on inside front cover; View more info

THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE, A Study in Explication

By: Louthan, Doniphan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bookman Associates/Twayne Publishers: 1951

Seller ID: 012431


From the front flap: "Mr. Louthan's careful explication of some of Donne's most important and rewarding verse leads naturally into broader questions concerning the poetic philosophy represented there. Combining lucid interpretation of Donne's complex poems with a systematic study of his metrics and imagery, 'The Poetry of John Donne' provides an excellent introduction to this significant poet and thinker." Lilac boards, 194 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, A... View more info

PHARSALIA, Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars

By: Lucan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1961

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014704


Translated by Robert Graves. Light brown cloth w/gilt lettering, 215 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/place/date, in moderately worn dust jacket. View more info

To My Love

By: Lyons, Jennie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Exposition Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005361


Written pseudonymously by a woman who loves two men, "one mostly substance now [while] the other seems to be a wild and lovely dream." This volume addresses her "other love." Gold-stamped on green cloth, 62 pages. Some slant, wear to spine ends/corners. Dust jacket w/edgewear, short tears, some chipping, 1.5" tear to left spine edge, some sunning to spine/rear panel. View more info

THE THISTLE and Other Rimes (signed)

By: M'Tavish

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lawson and Gower: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006301


A collection of verse which originally appeared in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Daily Tribune. This copy signed at top of front free end paper ("Compliments of/M'Tavish"). A 5" x 3.25" publisher's advertisement for the book laid in. 64 pages. Smudging to covers, dusty/tanned edges, moderate edgewear, glue showing through pastedowns, impression of previous owner's erased pencil signature to front free end paper. View more info

Nail Builders Plan For Strength and Growth

By: Mac, Kathy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lockeport, Roseway Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014169


Author's first book of poetry after a number of chapbook publications. Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and winner of the 2002 Gerald Lampert Award for best poetry title. This copy signed by Mac, on title page. 96 pages (including Acknowledgements). An unread copy. View more info

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The Armies of the Moon (signed)

By: MacEwen, Gwendolyn

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012236


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. Cover illustration by Stephen Gerriets. This copy signed ("Best wishes/Gwendolyn MacEwen" beneath her list of other books published). Some rubbing, light edgewear, crinkled bottom left corner, short vertical handling creases to bottom portion of front cover. Internally tight and clean. Very scarce signed. View more info

Attune With Spring in Acadie

By: Macintosh, Claire Harris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York & London, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 1931

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014699


A celebration in verse and song of the music of birds. Introduction by F. Schuyler Mathews. This copy signed by Macintosh, on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering, tipped-on illustration to front cover, 106 pages, illustrated w/eight colour plates. An ex-Legislative Library of New Brunswick copy, w/discard stamp and most of the usual librarian-inflicted flaws, one plate partially detached. View more info

Maudlin Orphans (signed)

By: Mackey, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No Place, privately published: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014274


One from a limited edition of two thousand copies. Signed ("Leonard Mackey, at Dalhousie, 9/8/80") on title page. Unpaginated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Antonio's Revenge

By: Marston, John (edited by Reavley Gair)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Manchester & Baltimore, Manchester University Press & The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014056


The ISBN number given above is that of the UK; the US ISBN for this title is 0 8018 2012 X. A new edition of the classic drama, seeking "to evaluate the play not merely as a literary text but as a drama for a particular company within a specific theatre." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 158 pages (plus Appendices). Dust jacket w/light edgewear, 1/2" tear to bottom left corner of rear panel. View more info

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Poems

By: Matheson, D.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Halifax, Privately Published:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017059


No date (circa 1919). A collection of poems from a former principal of Alexander McKay School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unpaginated. Sunned edges, a bent corner, some rust to staples, turned corner tips, light soil, handling wear. View more info

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THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed)

By: Maugham, W. Somerset, and Laurence Housman (editors)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, John Baillie's / Pear Tree Press: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Maugham, in pencil (verso front ep)

Seller ID: 017859


Contains the first English language appearance of Maugham's "Marriages Are Made In Heaven," as well as prose/poetry contributions and illustrations by a variety of writers and artists, including A.E. Housman, Thomas Hardy, G.K. Chesterton, John Masefield, Havelock Ellis, Charles S. Ricketts, Reginald Savage, T. Sturge Moore, Lucien Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, E. Gordon Craig, Louise Glazier, Elinor Monsell, Paul Woodroffe, Sydney Lee and others. Pictorial paper ov... View more info

Poems

By: McCara, Hugh A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge, The Powell Press: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014682


This is the scarce original publication of a collection of verse from a young Nova Scotian poet. Brown cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover, 156 pages, frontispiece. An ex-Legislative Library of New Brunswick copy, w/discard stamp and a variety of librarian tortures. View more info

Memories 1923-1930

By: McLennan, Mary Louise (edited by Janet Cumming McLennan)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Stratford, Privately Published: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 014698


Published posthumously, this is a collection of poems inspired in part by the author's visits to England and Scotland, and written during the years indicated. McLennan (1879-1938) wrote two other books, 'Children's Artist Friends' (1931), and 'History of the North Easthope Pioneers from Perthshire, Scotland' (1937). This copy with brief TLS slip taped to front end paper, reading, "One copy of 'Memories' by Mary Louise McLennan for the Department of Education, Frede... View more info

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LILACS and Other Poems

By: McNair, Marguerite

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Self-published (printed by Unipress): 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016987


A book of eighteen poems by a New Brunswick poet. 24 pages. Some edgewear, handling wear, previous owner's name to top right corner of title page, previous owner's inscription and small sticker to same. Uncommon. View more info

Skin Divers

By: Michaels, Anne

Price: $34.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1999

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013755


A collection of superior poems from an award-winning writer. Michaels has signed this copy on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 68 pages (including Acknowledgements), ribbon bookmark. A bumped corner, w/mild general wear to dust jacket, which is now in a protective mylar sleeve. An internally tight, clean copy of a collectible title. View more info

The Metaphysical Mode From Donne to Cowley

By: Miner, Earl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012330


Brown cloth, 291 pages (including Appendix, Major Editions Used and Consulted, Index). Previous owner's name on front end paper, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

TARTUFFE, or The Hypocrite

By: Moliere

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Poeschel & Trepte/Limited Editions Club: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 009166


a special edition of Moliere's classic play, published for members of the Limited Editions Club, translated by Curtis Hidden Page, introduced by Brander Matthews, and containing lithograph illustrations by Hugo Steiner-Prag; limited to 1500 numbered/artist-signed copies, of which this is #1456; cream paper over boards w/embossed Moliere cameo/lettering to front cover, cloth backstrip, 118 pgs.; scraped corners/spine ends, moderate general wear; plain paper dj w/sunned sp... View more info

Wanted Alive

By: Mouré, Erin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009871


award-winning poet's third book, containing poems ranging "from Vancouver to Greece, from Prairie weddings to Rocky Mountain train stops, from the Toronto subway system to Dostoyevsky's Russia."; 111 pgs.; sunned spine, rubbing, mild general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Molly Bloom Poems

By: Murphy, Romaine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Pulp Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010124


#16 in the publisher's Pulp Content series; smudging to front cover, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, soiled back cover, moderate general wear; View more info

The Impstone

By: Musgrave, Susan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008996


author's fourth collection of poetry, developed in "themes drawn from witchcraft and Celtic and North American Indian mythology."); this copy inscribed and signed ("To Bonnie/best wishes,/Susan Musgrave") on title page; 112 pgs., cover illustration by Jane Martin; previous owner's bookplate to inside front cover, front end-paper excised, moderate handling wear; View more info

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WATCHFIRES, A Play in Four Acts

By: Mygatt, Tracy D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Published (printed by Modern Art Printing Co.): 1917

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 017345


Mygatt was a lesbian writer, socialist, pacifist and suffragist who opposed the participation of the United States in World War 1, and wrote this anti-war play that takes place between June and December 1916. Introduction by David Starr Jordan. This is the second printing of the original edition, not one of those common-as-dirt and soulless print-on-demand abominations that clutter the Internet like the garbage they are. 50 pages. Slant, chips/tears to edges, previou... View more info

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The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed)

By: Neilson, Shane

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Victoria, Frog Hollow Press: 2003

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Neilson

Seller ID: 017419


#99 of 125 signed and numbered copies. Poet's first collection. "Set in the rural Maritimes, Neilson has written a series of poems about a childhood locked in the dysfunctional embrace of isolation and terror." 44 pages, hand-coloured title page/cover illustration. "Letterpressed on Zerkall Ingres, a German mould-made paper, and wrapped in Khadi Handmade Cotton Rag in 'terracotta' over an inner cover of handmade St. Armand Canal Paper in 'autumn leaves cream'... View more info

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The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed)

By: Neilson, Shane

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Victoria, Frog Hollow Press: 2003

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Neilson

Seller ID: 017420


#100 of 125 signed and numbered copies. Poet's first collection. "Set in the rural Maritimes, Neilson has written a series of poems about a childhood locked in the dysfunctional embrace of isolation and terror." 44 pages, hand-coloured title page/cover illustration. "Letterpressed on Zerkall Ingres, a German mould-made paper, and wrapped in Khadi Handmade Cotton Rag in 'terracotta' over an inner cover of handmade St. Armand Canal Paper in 'autumn leaves cream... View more info

Earle Birney

By: Nesbitt, Bruce (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson:

Seller ID: 006156


A title from the publisher's Critical Views on Canadian Writers series, this one presenting a collection of essays/reviews examining the work of a noted Canadian poet and novelist. Editor Nesbitt has selected assessments by Northrop Frye, Fred Cogswell, A.J.M. Smith, George Woodcock, Dorothy Livesay, Watson Kirkconnell, Malcolm Lowry and a number of others, and their views of Birney's work are grouped into five sections: 1) ONE SOCIETY: Poetry, 1937-1948, 2) LINES FOR A... View more info

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Kniha lesu, vod a strani

By: Neumann, Stanislav K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Praha, Klub Ctenaro/Odeon: 1972

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 015764


Czech-language poetry. Gilt decoration on green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 138 pages, white ribbon bookmark. Sunned (legible) spine, sunned edges, lightly worn corners/spine ends, book plate to front end paper, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket with sun-darkened (legible) spine. Uncommon. (C/BT) View more info

ROBERT CREELEY An Inventory, 1945-1970

By: Novik, Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012238


"This inventory records, assesses, interrelates, and otherwise takes stock of the mass of Creeley material scattered world-wide. It is comprehensive for Creeley's writings published up to the end of 1970 and selective for writings about him and for anthologies which include his work. In addition, it lists many manuscripts and audio-visual works." Foreword by Creeley. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 210 pages. Mild general wear. No dust jacket (as issued). View more info

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So Still Houses (signed)

By: Nowlan, Michael O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hantsport, Lancelot Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016428


Nowlan's first collection of poetry. This copy inscribed, signed and dated ("Best wishes, Michael/Michael O. Nowlan/10 April 85"), on title page. Cover illustration by Robert Pope. Mild scuffing, impressions. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon View more info

Hughie

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1974

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 013771


A one-act play first presented in Stockholm on September 18, 1958. The play is "the only surviving manuscript from a series of eight one-act monologue plays that O'Neill planned in 1940." Black cloth w/gilt and silver spine lettering, 38 pages. This copy from the library of the late Rick Burns, award-winning sculptor, painter and writer, and bears his signature on front free end paper. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, chipping to spine ... View more info

Secular Love

By: Ondaatje, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1984

Seller ID: 013751


A collection of poems, divided into four sections, from one of Canada's most respected writers. This copy from the library of the late Rick Burns, noted New Brunswick sculptor and painter, and bears his signature on front end paper. 126 pages. Edgewear, handling wear, impressions/thin scratches, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Anonymous Mesdemoiselles

By: Pacey, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, The New Brunswick Chapbooks:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014530


The 18th title in the New Brunswick Chapbooks series edited by Nancy Bauer. A collection of poems, limited to 250 copies. 24 pages, cover by John Green. Sunned edges, light smudging. View more info

The River & the Lake (signed)

By: Page, Joanne

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Kingston, Quarry Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012030


A title from the publisher's New Canadian Poets Series, this one featuring a Canadian feminist's verse and drawings chronicling "the movement of one woman's life between personal artistic solitude and fully engaged political action while she wrestles with the agony of cancer and argues for a generous feminist attitude." 82 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

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MASCHERE NUDE, 1.) La Morsa, 2.) Lumie di Sicilia, 3.) Il Dovere del Medico

By: Pirandello, Luigi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore: 1953

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 016090


Italian-language collection of three plays. Cream boards w/gilt backdrop to cream lettering on front cover/spine, 119 pages plus advertisements for other Mondadori titles. Previous owner's embossed seal faintly to title page, tanning to cheap paper, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/edge tears, chipping, previous owner's tape repair to inside top spine. (C/BT) View more info

A Rope Against the Sun

By: Pittman, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portugal Cove, Breakwater Books: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014505


First performed in 1970 at the Eastport Summer Festival. 69 pages, cover illustration by Gerry Squires. Light edgewear, a bit of sunning to pages, previous owner's signature to front end paper, light general wear. View more info

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Sing, O Mountaineer!

By: Price, Walter Willard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Parsons, McClain Printing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016046


A collection of verse by a West Virginian mountaineer. Green cloth, 92 pages, frontispiece. Light wear. (C/BT) View more info

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Il falso e vero verde IL FALSO E VERO VERDE, con un discorso sulla poesia

By: Quasimodo, Salvatore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore: 1960

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 015997


Text in Italian. A collection of the Nobel Prize winner's work. This copy boasts the publisher's wraparound band trumpeting Quasimodo's 1959 Nobel Prize win. Book in glassine wrapper. 94 pages. Light edgewear, sunned spine, light general wear. (C/BT) View more info

Paradise Lost & the Seventeenth Century Reader

By: Rajan, B.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012364


The author presents "the correct setting of 'Paradise Lost' in its contemporary context, so that the modern reader can more fully appreciate the general conception of the poem and the ideas implicit in it." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 171 pages (including Notes, Index to Passages from "Paradise Lost," and General Index). Gently bumped spine ends/corners, previous owner's name, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, 3/8" tear to top edge of... View more info

PARADISE LOST, A Tercentenary Tribute

By: Rajan, Balachandra (editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012267


A collection of five papers "given at a conference of Milton scholars, held at the University of Western Ontario on the occasion of the tercentenary of Paradise Lost." Contributors include Roy Daniels, Northrop Frye, Arthur E. Barker, Hugh MacCallum, and the editor. Cream cloth w/black spine lettering, 140 pages. Small sticker (University Bookroom) to bottom right corner of front pastedown, previous owner's name to bottom edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w... View more info

Fools & Angels (signed)

By: Ransford, Tessa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Ramsay Head Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006583


Aollection of poetry from an Indian-born/Scottish-educated woman considered "one of the most perceptive poets resident in Scotland." Front free end paper bears inscription by author to previous owner. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 56 pages, dust jacket and interior illustrations by Ian Appleton. Slight warp to boards, some soil to bottom edge, sticker shadow to top edge of front pastedown, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear all around, impressions, corner/s... View more info

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Images of Glass

By: Rempel, Sandra Nelson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008552


one of an edition of five hundred copies; scarce; cover illustration by Betty Nelson Wehle; 67 pgs.; light soil and moderate general wear; View more info

THREE CUBAN POETS, "In the Turmoil of the People"

By: Retamar, Roberto Fernandez, Manuel Navarro Luna, and Nicolas Guillen (translated by Roger Prentice)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Canadian-Cuban Friendship Committee: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015361


A collection of poetry in its original Spanish on the left page, with English translation on the right. 44 pages. Some edgewear, light soil to back cover, previous owner's name neatly across top edge of front cover. View more info

Nimrod, Spring/Summer, Vol. 37 No. 2, the O! Canada issue

By: Ringold, Francine, (ed.),

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Tulsa, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa: 1994

Seller ID: 009502


Honours Canadian writers, and features stories and poetry by George Amabile, Douglas Barbour, Joe Blades, Roo Borson, David Carpenter, George Elliott Clarke, Olga Costopoulos, Lorna Crozier, Glen Downie, Timothy Findley, Gary Geddes, Steven Heighton, Greg Hollingshead, Lewis Horne, Janette Turner Hospital, Helen Humphreys, Henry Israeli, Janice Keefer, Gil McElroy, Dim Maltman, A.F. Moritz, Daniel Moses, Susan Musgrave, Suzanne Owens, Maia Penfold, Janis Rappoport, Aaron... View more info

Tracery & Interplay (signed)

By: Robinson, Matt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victoria, Frog Hollow Press: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Author

Seller ID: 013389


#27 of 100 signed and numbered copies. A Maritime poet offers a series of poems thematically linked to the greatest game on the planet (for those who live under rocks or just got back from the planet Yobo, that would be hockey). Unpaginated (28). Printed on Mohawk Superfine Text. The cover is Grey Flannel, a wool-and-cotton paper from India - the inner cover is St. Armand's Charcoal, a handmade cotton paper from Quebec - and the flyleaf is Thai Mango Leaf. View more info

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Tracery & Interplay (signed)

By: Robinson, Matt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victoria, Frog Hollow Press: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Author

Seller ID: 016127


#29 of 100 signed and numbered copies. A Maritime poet offers a series of poems thematically linked to the greatest game on the planet (for those who live under rocks or just got back from the planet Yobo, that would be hockey). Unpaginated (28). Printed on Mohawk Superfine Text. The cover is Grey Flannel, a wool-and-cotton paper from India - the inner cover is St. Armand's Charcoal, a handmade cotton paper from Quebec - and the flyleaf is Thai Mango Leaf. View more info

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SHAKSPERE (Shakespeare), The Man and His Mind

By: Robinson, W. Clarke

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lancaster, Wickersham Printing Co.: 1892

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 017768


An uncommon and fragile title in which Robinson provides "a short, clear, and full statement of the traditions and real facts known of Shakspere's life -- with the leading traits of his own mental growth and the main outlines of his principal creations." 142 pages (including conjectured dates and order of Shakspere's plays; sources; index to plays). Corner tips torn off at top and bottom right of front cover, previous owner's name/date faintly in ink to top of ... View more info

Trips--Without LSD

By: Rosberg, Rose

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013969


One of five hundred copies published by Fred Cogswell. 56 pages. Light general wear. View more info

A Primer of Ezra Pound

By: Rosenthal, M.L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Universal Library/Grosset & Dunlap: 1966

Edition: 1st Universal Library edition

Seller ID: 012271


The author "has provided an admirable and evocative introduction to the enjoyment and study of Pound's works. His Primer serves at once to trace Pound's literary and political position and to suggest how to approach the poet's rewarding if sometimes formidable art. Its chief concern is to examine what it is that gives the poetry, early and late, its peculiar and original force, its depth and complexity, and to suggest the passions and convictions from which the poetr... View more info

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Schoolday Impressions (signed)

By: Rusby, Evelyn (Eve Lynne)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Burlington, Self-published: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007741


A collection of verse by a then-young Ontario poet, categorically arranged ("Patriotic Poems," "Poems of Nature," "Personal Poems," "Poems of Action," "Miscellaneous," "Poems of Observation," and "Songs"). This copy inscribed and signed ("To/Rev. G.O. Lightbourn/with the compliments/of/Evelyn Rusby/'Eve Lynne.'"). Cord-tied wraps, gilt lettering/vertical rule, 48 pages frontispiece, edgewear, moderate soil... View more info

Selected Poems

By: Scott, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd/The Saltire Society: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007094


A title from the Saltire Modern Poets series intended to introduce to a wider public the work of younger contemporary writers. 24 pages, including glossary. Price sticker to back cover. View more info

A Primer For Poets

By: Shapiro, Karl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press:

Seller ID: 013994


No date (circa 1963). Three essays ("What the poet knows," "The true artificer," and "The career of the poem") originally published in 1953 under the title, 'Beyond Criticism.' 73 pages. Rubbing, some handling wear, previous owner's name to inside front cover, moderate handling wear. View more info

The Law of Return (inscribed/signed)

By: Shenfeld, Karen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Guernica Editions: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012932


Poet's first book. This copy inscribed and signed ("To xxxxx &/xxxx/Thanks for all/your support/+/wonderful dinners/Karen"). Comes with promotional TLOR bookmark. 58 pages (including Acknowledgements) cover painting by Michael Gerry. Only mild general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

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Chaim the Slaughterer

By: Sherman, Joseph

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1974

Edition: 1st wraps edition

Seller ID: 016036


Published simultaneously w/the hardcover. Unpaginated, cover illustration by Margaret Capper. Previous owner's name/address magic-markered out at bottom of first end paper, light general wear. View more info

In the Meshes

By: Skapski, Mieszko Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Surrey, Sono Nis Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010180


poetry; cover illustration by Phil Corlis; 26 pgs.; impressions, heavy smudging to white cover, previous owner's name/date on inside front cover; internally tight; View more info

Convincing Americans

By: Smith, Jim

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, Proper Tales Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009835


one of 750 copies; eccentricities in poetry and prose, some amusing, all, ummm, unusual; 56 pgs.; light general wear; View more info

In My Own Image

By: Solway, Dave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013000


The fifth volume in the McGill Poetry Series edited by Louis Dudek. 55 pages. Light edgewear, corner wear, 3/8" diagonal tear to top right corner of front cover, thin diagonal crease vertically to front cover, previous owner's name to front end paper, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Antigonick

By: Sophokles, and Anne Carson (translated by)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions Publishing Corporation: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017863


According to New Directions, Carson's translation is "a combined visual and textual experience," and gives the work "an entirely fresh language and presentation, making the fundamentally human issues of death and honor, family and morality as relevant as ever." Hand-lettered text by Carson, with Stone's illustrations printed on translucent vellum pages overlaying the text. 178 pages. Bumped top corners/bottom spine corners/edges. A near pristine, unre... View more info

POET, May 1972, Vol. 13 No. 5

By: Srinivas, Krishna (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: 014389


This issue's guest editor is Frances Brown Price, and the issue contains material from numerous poets, among them Robert Gibbs, Fred Cogswell, William Bauer, Don Gutteridge, Derk Wynand, Alfred Goldsworth Bailey, Joseph Sherman, Brian Bartlett, Pat Lowther, Douglas Barbour, Joy Kogawa, Kent Thompson, Robert Cockburn, and many more. 80 pages. Light edgewear, previous owner's name across top edge of front cover (does not interfere with text). Uncommon View more info

Bone Thoughts (signed)

By: Starbuck, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1960

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Starbuck

Seller ID: 015204


Poet's first collection. Volume 56 in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Introduction by Dudley Fitts. This copy signed by Starbuck, on first end paper. 58 pages + 2-page list of other Yale Series of Younger Poets titles, cover illustration by Robert Birmelin. Rubbed covers, some smudging, moderate general wear. View more info

The Dance of the Minotaur (signed)

By: Steele, Leighton (Tony)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Capricorn Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004843


One of 425 copies designed and printed by Noel Young. Cover by Graham Mackintosh. Issued simultaneously with the hardcover. The usual corner/spine end bumping/gentle creasing found with this title, faint sticker shadow to back cover. View more info

The Dance of the Minotaur (signed)

By: Steele, Leighton (Tony)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Capricorn Press: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012186


One of 425 copies designed and printed by Noel Young. Cover by Graham Mackintosh. Issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Signed by Steele on first end paper. The usual minor corner/spine end bumping found with this title, faint sticker shadow to back cover. An unread copy. View more info

The Tony Award

By: Stevenson, Isabelle (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Arno Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010738


"A complete Listing of Winners and Nominees with a History of the American Theatre Wing"; covers the awards from their inception in 1947 until 1974; a photocopy of the 1975 winners is laid in; pictorial blue cloth, 138 pgs., incl. list of Eligible Theatres, photo of Antoinette Perry, after whom the award is named; impression to top of back cover; dj w/price sticker at bottom of front flap, light edgewear, rubbing, impressions, diagonal crease to lower right porti... View more info

The Heirs of Donne and Jonson

By: Summers, Joseph H.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012239


The author "gives us essays on seventeenth-century poets who were affected in one way or another by Donne or Jonson or by both of them." Mauve cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 198 pages (including Notes, Index). Mild slant, gently bumped spine ends, light tanning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/mild chipping to corners/spine ends, a couple of 1/2" edge tears, light spine sunning, crinkled top edge of front panel, light general wear. An entirely serviceable copy. View more info

Toys Of Death

By: Thompson, Don

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Surrey, The Sono Nis Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00022


28 pages, cover illustration by Morse Clary. Smudged covers, light edgewear, top corners bent, rubbing, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover. View more info

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Der lebende Leichnam

By: Tolstoi, L.R. (Tolstoy, Leo)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Insel-Verlag:

Seller ID: 016225


No date (circa 1929). German-language play. Laid in is a small insert advertising other books. 77 pages. Scraped corners, bottom 1.5" of spine missing, light rubbing, a turned corner, light tanning. (C/BT) View more info

Down Under It All

By: Tomlinson, Randy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Surrey, Sono Nis Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010181


poetry; cover illustration by Morse Clary; 27 pgs.; rubbing, impressions, strong smudging to white cover, previous owner's name/date on inside front cover; internally tight; View more info

The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (signed)

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Erin, The Porcupine's Quill: 1995

Edition: Revised 2nd edition

Inscription: Signed by Urquhart, on title page

Seller ID: 015166


A book of poems dealing with "the court of Louis XIV, as seen through the persona of Madame de Montespan, one of his most influential mistresses." Comes with promotional postcard laid in. 79 pages (including notes on the author), illustrated. Some rubbing, shallow impressions, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Maritimer and Other Poems (signed)

By: Veazey, Emma

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Crucible Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Veazey, on first end paper

Seller ID: 017600


A collection of 23 poems from a St. Stephen, New Brunswick-born woman praised for her "crisp Anglo-Saxon phrasing and forthright diction." 24 pages, frontispiece. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, crinkling to top right corner of front cover, previous owner's name/notation/date to top of first end paper. Uncommon signed. View more info

JONATHAN ODELL, An Annotated Chronology of the Poems 1759-1818

By: Vincent, Thomas B. (compiler)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kingston, Loyal Colonies Press:

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006271


#21 of 200 copies. In addition to presenting a checklist of Odell's work, Vincent also offers "a picture of what Odell wrote about, how he wrote about it, and when he wrote it." 32 pages (including Indices and Thumbnail Biography). A hint of general wear. View more info

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Poems from Out of the Past (signed)

By: Walsh, William J.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: No Place, The Graphic Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Walsh

Seller ID: 017332


An uncommon collection of verse by a New Brunswick poet, concerning such subjects as Restigouche County, the Canadian National Railway, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Dominion Day, and much else. Inscribed and signed ("To/Vernon and Mrs. Graham/From/Bill Walsh/6/69") at top of half-title. Light edgewear, 1/2" vertical mark to left edge of front cover. View more info

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Fleeting Fancies (signed)

By: Wheeler, Hester W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Published:

Inscription: Signed by Wheeler

Seller ID: 008233


A collection of ten poems. 12 pages. Signed ("With kind regards/Hester W. Wheeler") on inside front cover. Some sunning to edges, moderate edgewear, short tear to bottom spine, moderate general wear. View more info

Negotiations With The Universe

By: Whitehouse, Ian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Surrey, The Sono Nis Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00023


28 pages. Cover design by R. Conroy. Smudging to covers, light edgwear, impressions, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover. View more info

A Pallet of Grass

By: Whittaker-Soulikias, Constance

Price: $6.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Published:

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015528


One of 500 copies. A collection of verse, proceeds from the sales of which were to be donated to the New Brunswick Cardiac Care Unit. Preface by David R. Marr, M.D. Inscribed ("for Linda") and signed ("Constance") on title page. 140 pages, front and back cover illustrations by Fred Ross. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Poems on Several Occasions

By: Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Menston, Scolar Press: 1971

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 012272


A facsimile original size publication of a title suspected to have been first published in 1680. Blue cloth w/gilt publisher's device to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 136 pages. A bit of slant, gently bumped spine ends, previous owner's name in pencil to bottom of front end paper. View more info

Selected Lyrics and Satires of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

By: Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester (edited by Ronald Duncan)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: London, Forge Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012313


In an attempt to get the profligate Restoration poet's work before a wider audience than he previously enjoyed, the editor offers what he considers the best of Rochester. (Concerning 'Sodom,' the play attributed to Rochester but denied by many as falsely attributed, Duncan calls it "a filthy and illiterate piece," and says that he has "laboured through this obscene doggerel and there cannot be the slightest doubt that Rochester is not the author. It was impos... View more info

With the Beauty of That Hour (signed)

By: Wilton, Margaret Harvey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Privately Published: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014677


A collection of verse dripping with love for nature's beauty, and with understanding for humanity's struggles. Foreword by Geo. C. Pidgeon. Signed by Wilton, very neatly, on title page. 24 pages. An ex-library copy (w/small sticker to bottom left corner of front cover, small library stamp to inside front cover, library blindstamps to bottom right corner of title page and page eleven, small library stamp to inside front cover), short edge tears. View more info

After The Image

By: Wright, Jonathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riverview, Owl's Head Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013805


A limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is #22. A collection of verse "influenced by French and Spanish surrealists, and Japanese and Chinese poets." Signed by Wright, on half-title. 51 pages, cover illustration by Bernard Deniger. A suggestion of edgewear. View more info

Parallax

By: Yates, J. Michael

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Surrey, The Sono Nis Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: pl.00025


Unpaginated (28), cover illustration by Morse Clary. Previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover, smudging to covers, light edgewear, rubbing. View more info