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1 CHAPMAN 23;24, Scots Language & Literature
Edinburgh Chapman Publications Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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, Alexander Scott, Duncan Glen, J.K. Annand, William J. Rae, T.S. Law, Walter Perrie, George Campbell Hay, Tom Scott, J. Derrick McClure, and M.P. McDiarmid. 104 pages. Tiny soil mark to back cover, light general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 CONTEMPORARY VERSE TWO/CVII, Vol./Volume 6 No./Number 3, Spring 1982
WinnipegTerritories Publishing Co. Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
"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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 SCRIVENER, Number 13, 1988-89
Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
"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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 SCRIVENER, Number 13, 1988-89
Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
"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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 SCRIVENER, Summer 1983
Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135
6 The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135
Fredericton University of New Brunswick (UNB)/St. Thomas University (STU) 1983 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Amabile, George Blood Ties
Port Clements Sono Nis Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Treason, Andrews, Shari
8 Andrews, Shari Treason
Fredericton Wild East Publications 1990 0-9694147-1-4 / 9780969414711 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Avison, Margaret Sunblue
Hantsport Lancelot Press 1978 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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10 Baigent, Beryl In Counter Point
Woodstock Nethercott Press 1976 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
#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 discolouration at right edge of back cover; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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MIRAMICHI LIGHTNING, The Collected Poems of Alfred Bailey (signed), Bailey, Alfred
11 Bailey, Alfred MIRAMICHI LIGHTNING, The Collected Poems of Alfred Bailey (signed)
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1981 0-86492-006-7 / 9780864920065 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & signed by Bailey
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Baker, Jeffrey Time and Mind in Wordsworth's Poetry
Detroit Wayne State University Press 1980 0-8143-1655-7 / 9780814316559 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Love.  liebesgedichte. (signed), Balch, Norval
13 Balch, Norval Love. liebesgedichte. (signed)
Halifax AB collector publishing 1993 1-895466-01-6 / 9781895466010 1st AB collector publishing edition Hard Cover Near Fine Slipcased Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall Signed by Balch & Brunner, on title page
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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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BEYOND BETHUNE:  People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed), Barker, Terry
14 Barker, Terry BEYOND BETHUNE: People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed)
Dewdney Synaxis Press 2006 0-919-67246-9 / 9780919672468 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed and signed by Barker, on title page
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/March 1, 2006." Erratum page (122) glued over original error page. 174 pages (including bibliography, index), illustrated. Light rubbing, light general wear. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 Beach, Joseph Warren The Concept of Nature in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry
New York The Macmillan Company 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 618 pages (including Notes, Index). Bumped corners/spine ends, dusty/lightly tanned/lightly soiled edges, previous owner's signature neatly to front pastedown, in price-clipped dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, sun-darkened spine, 1&1/2" tear to bottom edge of rear panel, general wear. Scarce in first edition in a dust jacket (this one now in a mylar sleeve). Heavier than the average book, so postage will be more than is usually the case. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Berry, Lloyd E. (compiler) A Bibliography of Studies in Metaphysical Poetry 1939-1960
Madison University of Wisconsin Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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17 Bevan, Molly Gifts of the Year and Other Poems
Toronto Macmillan 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Fair Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Birney, Earle DAVID and other Poems
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1942 2nd printing Hard Cover Reading Copy No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20th CENTURY CANADIAN POETRY, An Anthology with introduction and notes, Birney, Earle (editor)
19 Birney, Earle (editor) 20th CENTURY CANADIAN POETRY, An Anthology with introduction and notes
Toronto Ryerson Press 1953 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Bitney, Kate While You Were Out (signed)
Winnipeg Turnstone Press 1980 0-88801-027-3 / 9780888010278 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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21 Black, Jack, and Cathie Thomson (organizers) East End Writers & Artists
No Place East End Adult Education Centre First Edition Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 Borson, Roo Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2004 0-7710-1591-7 / 9780771015915 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Borson's award-winning tenth book of poetry. 90 pages (including Notes and Acknowledgements). An unread copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Prayers at a High Altar, Boyle, Charles Frederick
23 Boyle, Charles Frederick Prayers at a High Altar
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1942 First Edition Stapled Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
14 pages, tipped-on author photograph. Some edgewear, minor soil, light general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Brewster, Elizabeth In Search of Eros
Toronto & Vancouver Clarke, Irwin & Company 1974 0 7720 0715 2 / 9780772007155 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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25 Brown, John Russell, and Bernard Harris (editors) Elizabethan Poetry
London Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 224 pages (including Index), illustrated. Tanned/dusty edges, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, light edgewear, a couple of quite short edge tears. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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26 Bruce, George Selected Poems
Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd/The Saltire Society 1947 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Booklet Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Voix Basse (signed), Cadet, Maurice
27 Cadet, Maurice A Voix Basse (signed)
Trois-Rivieres & Luxembourg Ecrits des Forges and Editions PHI 2001 2-89046-621-3 / 9782890466210 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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28 Carew, Thomas POEMS, Together with POEMS FROM THE WYBURD MANUSCRIPT
Menston Scolar Press 1969 1st thus Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE BEAUTY OF THE HUSBAND, a fictional essay in 29 tangos, Carson, Anne
29 Carson, Anne THE BEAUTY OF THE HUSBAND, a fictional essay in 29 tangos
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2001 0-375-40804-5 / 9780375408045 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides, Carson, Anne (translator)
30 Carson, Anne (translator) GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides
New York New York Review Books / NYRB 2006 1-59017-180-2 / 9781590171806 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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31 Chernaik, Warren L. The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Canada Post, Christie, Jason
32 Christie, Jason Canada Post
Montreal Snare Books 2006 0973943807 / 9780973943801 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Square Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Poet's debut collection. 103 pages. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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33 Colombo, John Robert John Toronto (signed)
Ottawa Oberon Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Columbo
A found poem. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Echoes of the Remnant (signed print), Coupar, Regina
34 Coupar, Regina Echoes of the Remnant (signed print)
Truro Gamaliel Publications 2003 0-9695837-2-9 / 9780969583721 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall The Author 
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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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35 Crawford, Terry The Werewolf Miracles (signed)
Ottawa Oberon Press 1976 0 88750 183 4 / 9780887501838 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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36 Creeley, Robert His Idea
Coach House Press 1973 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good 24mo -- from 5" to 5¾" tall Photographs by Elsa Dorfman 
Unpaginated. Tiny (about 1/4" long) mark to front cover, a touch of wear to corners. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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37 Creeley, Robert THE FINGER, poems 1966-1969
London Calder & Boyars 1970 0 7145 0423 8 / 9780714504230 1st UK edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Published simultaneously with the hardcover. 143 pages. Tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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38 Creeley, Robert Words
New York Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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39 Dalglish, Jack (editor) Eight Metaphysical Poets
London Heinemann 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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 edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, slightly sunned spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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40 Dambroff, Susan Memory in Bone
San Francisco & Chicago Black Oyster Press 1984 0-9605966-2-3 / 9780960596621 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Ann Wettrich 
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; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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41 Davey, Frank L'AN TRENTIESME, Selected Poems 1961-1970
Vancouver Vancouver Community Press/VCP 1972 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
No. 12 in the Vancouver Community Press Writing Series. 82 pages. Light edgewear, some wear to bottom right corner, scuffed wraps, moderate general wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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...left in slow motion (signed), David Etheridge
42 David Etheridge ...left in slow motion (signed)
Fredericton New Brunswick Chapbooks 1981 0-920084-06-0 / 9780920084069 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed, signed and dated by Etheridge
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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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43 David, Jack (editor) Brave New Wave
Black Moss Press 88753 1978 0-88753-051-6 / 9780887530517 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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44 Davies, Robertson A Masque of Aesop
Toronto Clarke, Irwin & Co. 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Reading Copy in dust jacket Ex-Library Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Grant MacDonald 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Den Berg Op, de Ridder, Tony
45 de Ridder, Tony Den Berg Op
Zeist Uitgave van J. Ploegsma 1932 3rd printing Hard Cover Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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46 Dewart, Edward Hartley Selections From Canadian Poets
Toronto & Buffalo University of Toronto Press 1973 0-8020-1952-8 / 9780802019523 1st thus Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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/edgewear, a bit of chipping, general wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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47 Di Giulio, Eleanor Miramichi
Madras Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts 1970 Leatherette Good No Jacket (as issued) Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Poems, many with religious themes. 111 pages (including Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Gunner Schmidt at the Crossroads, Dietz, Robert
48 Dietz, Robert Gunner Schmidt at the Crossroads
Halifax AB collector publishing 1994 1-895466-04-0 / 9781895466041 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
The play based on Dietz's autobiography, 'Oath of Allegiance.' 156 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon 
Price: 75.00 USD
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49 Dobson, Rosemary, & David Campbell (imitations) Seven Russian Poets
St. Lucia University of Queensland Press/UQP 1979 0 7022 1418 3 / 9780702214189 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3), Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors)
50 Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors) Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)
Jolicure the Anchorage Press 1997 1-895488-16-8 / 9781895488166 Limited edition of 500 copies Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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STILL WARTHOGS RUN DEEP and other free range nonsense (signed), Drew, Simon
51 Drew, Simon STILL WARTHOGS RUN DEEP and other free range nonsense (signed)
Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1988 1-85149-087-6 / 9781851490875 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall The Author Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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52 Dunn, Stephen DIFFERENT HOURS, Poems
New York W.W. Norton & Co. 2000 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's eleventh collection of poetry, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An unread copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Berlin Wall Café (signed), Durcan, Paul
53 Durcan, Paul The Berlin Wall Café (signed)
Belfast & Dover The Blackstaff Press 1986 0 85640 348 2 / 9780856403484 3rd edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
"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 John/14.3.88/'It was like a fire burning in me when He/talked to me.'"); uncommon signed or inscribed; cover illustration by Edward McGuire; 70 pgs.; tanning, moderate general wear; 
Price: 45.00 USD
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54 Eisler, Ken Inch Man
Vancouver Pulp Press 1974 First Edition Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Frankie Johnson 
Eisler's first book of poetry. 83 pages. Sticker shadow to front cover, yellowed pages, small brownish soil mark to first end paper. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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55 Elliott, Brian, and Adrian Mitchell (editors) BARDS IN THE WILDERNESS, Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920
Sydney Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd. 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Good Reading Copy Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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56 Esselmont, Peter (ed.) BRITHERS A' (Brothers All), A Minute A Day With Burns, Poet, Lover and Prophet of Brotherhood
Aberdeen The Central Press (John Milne) 1933 1st thus (Pocket edition in 3 parts) Stapled Wraps Fair Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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; 
Price: 30.00 USD
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57 Farley-Hills, David (editor) ROCHESTER, The Critical Heritage
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1972 0 7100 7157 4 / 9780710071576 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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58 Faulkner, Leigh Into Nests, Each Perfect As An Inner Ear!
Riverview Owl's Head Press 1985 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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59 Finnigan, Joan It Was Warm And Sunny When We Set Out
Toronto Ryerson Press 1970 0-7700-0313-3 / 9780770003135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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60 Fleet, Brenda Bullets And Cathedrals
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 
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; 
Price: 12.50 USD
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61 Fox, Gail The End of Innocence, Selected Poems of Gail Fox (signed)
Ottawa Oberon 1988 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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 to spine and rear cover, light wear; internally tight; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Powers (signed), Fried, Michael
62 Fried, Michael Powers (signed)
London the Review 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Fried, on front end paper
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 warped, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, moderately sunned spine, small scrape to spine, a bit of chipping to corners/spine ends, light soil, general wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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63 Frith, D.W. The Plastic Undergrowth
Surrey Sono Nis Press 1971 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
poetry; cover illustration by Morse Clary; 27 pgs.; impressions, smudging to white cover, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover; internally tight; 
Price: 7.00 USD
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THE CHILDREN OF PAUL'S:  the story of a theatre company, 1553-1608 (signed), Gair, Reavley
64 Gair, Reavley THE CHILDREN OF PAUL'S: the story of a theatre company, 1553-1608 (signed)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1982 0 521 24360 2 / 9780521243605 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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 general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, impressions/scratches, 1/4" tear to top right corner of front panel. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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65 Gasparini, Len Tunnel Bus to Detroit
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1971 0-919196-61-6 / 9780919196612 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Earth Charms Heard So Early (signed), Gibbs, Robert
66 Gibbs, Robert Earth Charms Heard So Early (signed)
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1970 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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); 
Price: 35.00 USD
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67 Goldsmith, Oliver The Deserted Village (in braille)
Toronto Dominion Tactile Press 1913 Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
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 edge tears, some scraping to spine, moderate general wear. Some pages have a bit of crinkling at fore-edge (a result of the printing process). All in all a presentable copy of a scarce item for the blind. [C/BT] 
Price: 200.00 USD
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68 Grace, Susan Andrews Water is the First World (inscribed & signed)
Regina Coteau Books 1991 1-55050-018-X / 9781550500189 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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 general wear. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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69 Gray, Alice Rowan KENILWORTH and Other Poems
Winnipeg Peerless Press First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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, frontispiece photograph, illustration of Caesar Tower, Kenilworth Castle. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Poems, Greenshields, Edward B. (Black)
70 Greenshields, Edward B. (Black) Poems
No Place (Montreal) Privately printed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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, unpaginated, printed on rectos only). Rubbing/scratches/moderate surface wear to covers, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, mild cover warping. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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God's Geography (signed), Gutteridge, Don
71 Gutteridge, Don God's Geography (signed)
Ilderton Brick Books/Coldstream 1982 0-919626-18-1 / 9780919626188 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall photographs by Pierre Soucy Inscribed & Signed by Author
"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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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72 Halewood, William H. THE POETRY OF GRACE, Reformation Themes and Structures in English Seventeenth-Century Poetry
New Haven & London Yale University Press 0-300-01341-8 / 9780300013412 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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/a bit of sun-darkening to spine, 1/2" tear to bottom of front fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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73 Hannan, Jack Peeling Oranges in the Shade
Sutton West The Paget Press 1978 0 920348 06 8 / 9780920348062 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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74 Harvor, Elisabeth Fortress of Chairs
Montreal Signal Editions/Vehicule Press 1992 1-55065-024-6 / 9781550650242 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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75 Hawkes, Robert The People of the Dance
Guelph Alive Press 1975 0 919568 48 3 / 9780919568488 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
63 pages. Sunning to spine and edges, crosscrack, moderate general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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76 Hawkes, Robert The People of the Dance
Guelph Alive Press 1975 0 919568 48 3 / 9780919568488 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
63 pages. Small soil mark to backcover, light edgewear, previous owner's signature across top edge of inside front cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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77 Hawkes, Robert The People of the Dance
Guelph Alive Press 1985 0 919568 48 3 / 9780919568488 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
63 pages. Light soil, moderate general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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78 Henryson, Robert (edited by David Murison) Selections From the Poems of Robert Henryson
Saltire Society 1974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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79 Hoffman, Daniel The City of Satisfactions (signed)
New York Oxford University Press / OUP 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Hoffman
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 might like to be with a Pete, or someone named Pete who thinks he might meet someone named Viv and he could present this book as proof that as far back as 1969 they were destined to be together, and wasn't that Hoffman guy just terribly prescient to have known it in the first place? Marbled green/black boards, 71 pages. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, moderate edgewear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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80 Hogg, James (Douglas S. Mack, editor) JAMES HOGG, Selected Poems
London Oxford University Press / OUP 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 edgewear, corner/spine end wear, impressions, thin scratches, sticker shadow to front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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A Hair's Breadth of Abandon, Holt, Jason
81 Holt, Jason A Hair's Breadth of Abandon
Lakeville Corner AB collector publishing 2002 1-895456-15-6 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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82 Housman, A.E. More Poems
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1936 1st US edition Hard Cover About Very Good Fair to Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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83 Hryciuk, Marshall WINNOWWING, a dithyrambic deconstruction
Toronto Muskox Press 1980 1st thus Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
Reissues a limited edition hardcover published by Greyn Forest Press. 19 pages. Only mild general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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84 Hughes, Charles R. IDEALIZING VAIN FANTASY, A Fantasy Rock Opera, An Album of Songs and a Fairy Tale
Port Coquitlam privately published 1978 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall Charles R. Hughes, Jack M. Heitz, and Reginald Guest, with photography by Stephan Mirsky 
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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Selected Poems (signed), Hutchman, Laurence
85 Hutchman, Laurence Selected Poems (signed)
Toronto & Tonawanda Guernica Editions Inc. 2007 1-55071-240-3 / 9781550712407 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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86 Ince, W.N. THE POETIC THEORY OF PAUL VALERY, Inspiration and Technique
London Leicester University Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 
Price: 25.00 USD
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No Other Lodgings (signed), Itani, Frances
87 Itani, Frances No Other Lodgings (signed)
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1978 0-920110-21-5 / 9780920110218 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Shizuye Takashima Inscribed & Signed by Itani, on title page
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. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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88 Jewinski, Hans Poet Cop
Pocket 80183/Simon & Schuster of Canada 1975 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. Poetry from "a policeman in a bad neighbourhood." 122 pages. A hint of general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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The Open Hand, Kearney, W.D.
89 Kearney, W.D. The Open Hand
Hartland Hartland Publishers Ltd. (Carle A. Rigby and Roderick Cummings) 1981 0-9690891-3-9 / 9780969089131 1st thus Stapled Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Pyrrhic (signed), Kemick, Richard Kelly
90 Kemick, Richard Kelly Pyrrhic (signed)
Toronto Anstruther Press 2015 978-0-9938397-2 Limited Edition Stiff Card Wraps Fine Chap Book Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Kemick, on copyright page
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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91 LeBaron, Anthony Chamber Music (inscribed & signed)
Kapuskasing Penumbra Press 1988 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall The Author Inscribed & Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Anything But Hank! (signed), Lebowitz, Rachel, and Zachariah Wells
92 Lebowitz, Rachel, and Zachariah Wells Anything But Hank! (signed)
Emeryville Biblioasis 2008 1897231369 / 9781897231364 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall Eric Orchard Inscribed & Signed by Authors
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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93 Lillard, Charles Cultus Coulee
Surrey The Sono Nis Press 1971 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
American-born poet's first book; 28 pgs.; smudging to white wraps, previous owner's name/date on inside front cover; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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94 Louthan, Doniphan THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE, A Study in Explication
New York Bookman Associates/Twayne Publishers 1951 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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, Appendix, Index, Errata). Light wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sunning to spine. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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95 Lucan PHARSALIA, Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars
London Cassell 1961 1st thus Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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96 Lyons, Jennie To My Love
New York Exposition Press 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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97 M'Tavish THE THISTLE and Other Rimes (signed)
Chicago Lawson and Gower 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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98 Mac, Kathy Nail Builders Plan For Strength and Growth
Lockeport Roseway Publishing 2002 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Armies of the Moon (signed), MacEwen, Gwendolyn
99 MacEwen, Gwendolyn The Armies of the Moon (signed)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1972 0-7705-0869-3 / 9780770508692 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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100 Macintosh, Claire Harris Attune With Spring in Acadie
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam 1931 Hard Cover Reading Copy No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Marjorie Hughson Tozer Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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101 Mackey, Leonard Maudlin Orphans (signed)
No Place privately published 1980 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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102 Marston, John (edited by Reavley Gair) Antonio's Revenge
Manchester & Baltimore Manchester University Press & The Johns Hopkins University Press 1978 0 7190 1501 4 / 9780719015014 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Poems, Matheson, D.M.
103 Matheson, D.M. Poems
Halifax Privately Published First Edition Stapled Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed), Maugham, W. Somerset, and Laurence Housman (editors)
104 Maugham, W. Somerset, and Laurence Housman (editors) THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed)
London John Baillie's / Pear Tree Press 1903 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall Signed by Maugham, in pencil (verso front ep)
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 over boards, linen spine, pictorial end papers, woodcut frontispiece byt Charles Hazelwood Shannon. Darkening to board edges, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, some moderate soil/darkening to end papers, cracked hinges w/front hinge partially separated. Text block cleran and tight. A relatively fragile item made seriously collectible by the presence of Maugham's signature. Scarce signed. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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105 McCara, Hugh A. Poems
Cambridge The Powell Press 1903 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket (as issued) Ex-Library Small Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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106 McLennan, Mary Louise (edited by Janet Cumming McLennan) Memories 1923-1930
Stratford Privately Published 1941 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Editor
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, Fredericton, New Brunswick to be kept as a record especially because of the preface. No copies for sale." Beneath the typescript the editor (the author's eldest sister) has dated and signed the slip ("April 5-1941. Janet Cumming McLennan"). Obviously, a very scarce item. Hardcover in navy cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover, forty-five pages, illustrated. An ex-Legislative Library of New Brunswick copy w/discard stamp (on LLofNB stamp, beneath TLS), small sticker glue to bottom left corner of front cover, mild sunning to top edge of front cover, Legislative Library stamp to front end paper, library numbers in pencil to same, a second LLofNB stamp to rear pastedown, LLofNB embossed seal to title page. Although an ex-library copy, this is in pretty decent shape. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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LILACS and Other Poems, McNair, Marguerite
107 McNair, Marguerite LILACS and Other Poems
Fredericton Self-published (printed by Unipress) 1968 First Edition Wraps Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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108 Michaels, Anne Skin Divers
London Bloomsbury 1999 0-7475-4453-0 / 9780747544531 1st UK edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6¾" to 7¾" tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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109 Miner, Earl The Metaphysical Mode From Donne to Cowley
Princeton University Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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110 Moliere TARTUFFE, or The Hypocrite
Leipzig Poeschel & Trepte/Limited Editions Club 1930 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Folio -- from 12" to 15" tall Hugo Steiner-Prag Signed by Illustrator
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 spine, top 2" of spine torn off, small triangular piece from top right corner of front panel, small triangular tear to left edge of front panel, 3/8" strip torn from bottom spine, smudging, moderate general wear; lacking slipcase; (C/BT) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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111 Mouré, Erin Wanted Alive
Toronto House of Anansi Press 1983 0-88784-097-3 / 9780887840975 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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112 Murphy, Romaine The Molly Bloom Poems
Vancouver Pulp Press 1977 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
#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; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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113 Musgrave, Susan The Impstone
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1976 0-7710-6654-6 / 9780771066542 First Edition Trade Paperback Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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WATCHFIRES, A Play in Four Acts, Mygatt, Tracy D.
114 Mygatt, Tracy D. WATCHFIRES, A Play in Four Acts
New York Privately Published (printed by Modern Art Printing Co.) 1917 2nd edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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, previous owner's signature to title page. Uncommon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed), Neilson, Shane
115 Neilson, Shane The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed)
Victoria Frog Hollow Press 2003 0-9732776-2-9 / 9780973277623 Limited Edition Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Numbered by Neilson
#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'" and "bound in a long stitch variation using Irish flax thread." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed), Neilson, Shane
116 Neilson, Shane The Beaten-Down Elegies (signed)
Victoria Frog Hollow Press 2003 0-9732776-2-9 / 9780973277623 Limited Edition Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Numbered by Neilson
#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'" and "bound in a long stitch variation using Irish flax thread." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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117 Nesbitt, Bruce (editor) Earle Birney
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 PEACE: Fiction, 1949-1955, 3) ONE WORLD: Poetry, 1949-1965 , 4) SELECTED POEMS 1940-1966, and 5) WEED BED: New Directions. Birney contributes an epilogue, and he is scathing in some of his responses to those who have had their say about his work. Nesbitt contributes an Introduction. This copy from the library of writer/editor Stan Atherton, and bears his signature in top right corner of front free end paper. Red cloth, 222 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Faint soil to cloth, miniscule corner/spine end wear. Dust jacket w/rubbing, 1/4" tear to bottom left corner of front panel, light corner/spine end wear, light edgewear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Kniha lesu, vod a strani, Neumann, Stanislav K.
118 Neumann, Stanislav K. Kniha lesu, vod a strani
Praha Klub Ctenaro/Odeon 1972 1st thus Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Josef Capek 
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) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 Novik, Mary ROBERT CREELEY An Inventory, 1945-1970
Montreal & London McGill-Queen's University Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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So Still Houses (signed), Nowlan, Michael O.
120 Nowlan, Michael O. So Still Houses (signed)
Hantsport Lancelot Press 1985 0-88999-269-X / 9780889992696 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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 
Price: 20.00 USD
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121 O'Neill, Eugene Hughie
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1974 4th printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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 ends, small piece from top of rear panel, crease to front flap. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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122 Ondaatje, Michael Rat Jelly
Toronto Coach House Press 2nd printing Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Author
Governor General Award-winner's fourth book of poetry (the second printing, of 2000 copies). Ondaatje has signed this copy on half-title. Comes w/photograph of the author laid in (photograph is reproduction of that on the back cover). some edgewear, store stamp on front end paper, moderate general wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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123 Ondaatje, Michael Secular Love
Toronto Coach House Press 1984 Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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124 Pacey, Michael Anonymous Mesdemoiselles
Fredericton The New Brunswick Chapbooks First Edition Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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125 Page, Joanne The River & the Lake (signed)
Kingston Quarry Press 1993 1-55082-090-7 / 9781550820904 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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MASCHERE NUDE, 1.)  La Morsa, 2.) Lumie di Sicilia, 3.) Il Dovere del Medico, Pirandello, Luigi
126 Pirandello, Luigi MASCHERE NUDE, 1.) La Morsa, 2.) Lumie di Sicilia, 3.) Il Dovere del Medico
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1953 2nd printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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127 Pittman, Al A Rope Against the Sun
Portugal Cove Breakwater Books 1974 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sing, O Mountaineer!, Price, Walter Willard
128 Price, Walter Willard Sing, O Mountaineer!
Parsons McClain Printing Company 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of verse by a West Virginian mountaineer. Green cloth, 92 pages, frontispiece. Light wear. (C/BT) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Il falso e vero verde IL FALSO E VERO VERDE, con un discorso sulla poesia, Quasimodo, Salvatore
129 Quasimodo, Salvatore Il falso e vero verde IL FALSO E VERO VERDE, con un discorso sulla poesia
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1960 3rd printing Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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130 Rajan, B. Paradise Lost & the Seventeenth Century Reader
London Chatto & Windus 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 rear panel, 1" tear to bottom edge of same, light chipping to corners/spine ends. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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131 Rajan, Balachandra (editor) PARADISE LOST, A Tercentenary Tribute
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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/lightly sunned spine, sunned strip along top edge, impressions to rear panel. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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132 Ransford, Tessa Fools & Angels (signed)
Edinburgh The Ramsay Head Press First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Ian Appleton Inscribed & Signed by Author
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/spine end flaking, general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Images of Glass, Rempel, Sandra Nelson
133 Rempel, Sandra Nelson Images of Glass
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979 0 920110 47 4 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
one of an edition of five hundred copies; scarce; cover illustration by Betty Nelson Wehle; 67 pgs.; light soil and moderate general wear; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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134 Retamar, Roberto Fernandez, Manuel Navarro Luna, and Nicolas Guillen (translated by Roger Prentice) THREE CUBAN POETS, "In the Turmoil of the People"
Vancouver Canadian-Cuban Friendship Committee 1967 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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135 Ringold, Francine, (ed.), Nimrod, Spring/Summer, Vol. 37 No. 2, the O! Canada issue
Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa 1994 Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 Schneider, Robin Skelton, Ron Smith, David Solway, Arlene Stamp, Rosemary Sullivan, Merna Summers, J.A. Wainwright, Barbara Williams, Alan Wilson, and Jan Zwicky. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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136 Robinson, Matt Tracery & Interplay (signed)
Victoria Frog Hollow Press 2004 0-9732776-6-1 / 9780973277661 Limited Edition Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Numbered by Author
#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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Tracery & Interplay (signed), Robinson, Matt
137 Robinson, Matt Tracery & Interplay (signed)
Victoria Frog Hollow Press 2004 0-9732776-6-1 / 9780973277661 Limited Edition Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Numbered by Author
#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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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SHAKSPERE (Shakespeare), The Man and His Mind, Robinson, W. Clarke
138 Robinson, W. Clarke SHAKSPERE (Shakespeare), The Man and His Mind
Lancaster Wickersham Printing Co. 1892 2nd edition Wraps Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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 same, chipping to spine ends, light cover soil, light internal soil. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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139 Rosberg, Rose Trips--Without LSD
Fredericton Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1969 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
One of five hundred copies published by Fred Cogswell. 56 pages. Light general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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140 Rosenthal, M.L. A Primer of Ezra Pound
New York Universal Library/Grosset & Dunlap 1966 1st Universal Library edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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 poetry springs." 56 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Light edgewear, previous owner's name. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Schoolday Impressions (signed), Rusby, Evelyn (Eve Lynne)
141 Rusby, Evelyn (Eve Lynne) Schoolday Impressions (signed)
Burlington Self-published 1927 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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 to front cover, faint dampstaining to corners throughout. Quite uncommon. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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142 Scott, Alexander Selected Poems
Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd/The Saltire Society 1950 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Booklet Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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143 Shapiro, Karl A Primer For Poets
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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144 Shenfeld, Karen The Law of Return (inscribed/signed)
Toronto Guernica Editions 1999 1-55071-092-3 / 9781550710922 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Chaim the Slaughterer, Sherman, Joseph
145 Sherman, Joseph Chaim the Slaughterer
Ottawa Oberon Press 1974 0 88750 110 9 / 9780887501104 1st wraps edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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146 Skapski, Mieszko Jan In the Meshes
Surrey Sono Nis Press 1970 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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; 
Price: 12.00 USD
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147 Smith, Jim Convincing Americans
Toronto Proper Tales Press 1986 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
one of 750 copies; eccentricities in poetry and prose, some amusing, all, ummm, unusual; 56 pgs.; light general wear; 
Price: 8.50 USD
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148 Solway, Dave In My Own Image
Montreal McGill-Queen's University Press 1962 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Antigonick, Sophokles, and Anne Carson (translated by)
149 Sophokles, and Anne Carson (translated by) Antigonick
New York New Directions Publishing Corporation 2012 0811219577 / 9780811219570 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket, as issued Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Bianca Stone 
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, unread copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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150 Srinivas, Krishna (editor) POET, May 1972, Vol. 13 No. 5
1972 Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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 
Price: 20.00 USD
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151 Starbuck, George Bone Thoughts (signed)
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1960 2nd printing Stiff Card Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Starbuck
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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152 Steele, Leighton (Tony) The Dance of the Minotaur (signed)
Santa Barbara Capricorn Press 1970 0-912264-13-6 / 9780912264134 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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153 Steele, Leighton (Tony) The Dance of the Minotaur (signed)
Santa Barbara Capricorn Press 1970 0-912264-13-6 / 9780912264134 Limited Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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154 Stevenson, Isabelle (editor) The Tony Award
New York Arno Press 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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 portion of front panel; 
Price: 8.00 USD
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155 Summers, Joseph H. The Heirs of Donne and Jonson
London Chatto & Windus 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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156 Thompson, Don Toys Of Death
Surrey The Sono Nis Press 1970 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
28 pages, cover illustration by Morse Clary. Smudged covers, light edgewear, top corners bent, rubbing, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Der lebende Leichnam, Tolstoi, L.R. (Tolstoy, Leo)
157 Tolstoi, L.R. (Tolstoy, Leo) Der lebende Leichnam
Leipzig Insel-Verlag Decorated Boards Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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158 Tomlinson, Randy Down Under It All
Surrey Sono Nis Press 1971 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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159 Urquhart, Jane The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (signed)
Erin The Porcupine's Quill 1995 0-88984-165-9 / 9780889841659 Revised 2nd edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Urquhart, on title page
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Maritimer and Other Poems (signed), Veazey, Emma
160 Veazey, Emma The Maritimer and Other Poems (signed)
Toronto The Crucible Press 1941 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Veazey, on first end paper
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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161 Vincent, Thomas B. (compiler) JONATHAN ODELL, An Annotated Chronology of the Poems 1759-1818
Kingston Loyal Colonies Press Limited Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
#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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Poems from Out of the Past (signed), Walsh, William J.S.
162 Walsh, William J.S. Poems from Out of the Past (signed)
No Place The Graphic Limited 1969 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Walsh
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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Fleeting Fancies (signed), Wheeler, Hester W.
163 Wheeler, Hester W. Fleeting Fancies (signed)
No Place Privately Published Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Wheeler
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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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164 Whitehouse, Ian Negotiations With The Universe
Surrey The Sono Nis Press 1971 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
28 pages. Cover design by R. Conroy. Smudging to covers, light edgwear, impressions, previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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165 Whittaker-Soulikias, Constance A Pallet of Grass
No Place Privately Published Limited Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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166 Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester Poems on Several Occasions
Menston Scolar Press 1971 1st thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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167 Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester (edited by Ronald Duncan) Selected Lyrics and Satires of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
London Forge Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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 impossible for him to write three lines without spilling his wit or displaying his competence as a literary craftsman."); cream cloth, 143 pages (including Notes, Bibliography), frontispiece. Gently bumped spine ends, tanning, general wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, chipping to corners/spine ends, small triangular piece from bottom right corner of front panel (1" along bottom edge, 3/8" up front fold). 
Price: 11.50 USD
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168 Wilton, Margaret Harvey With the Beauty of That Hour (signed)
Toronto Privately Published 1950 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Ex-Library Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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169 Wright, Jonathan After The Image
Riverview Owl's Head Press 1986 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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170 Yates, J. Michael Parallax
Surrey The Sono Nis Press 1971 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Unpaginated (28), cover illustration by Morse Clary. Previous owner's signature/date on inside front cover, smudging to covers, light edgewear, rubbing. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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