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Attune with Spring in Acadie

by MacIntosh, Claire Harris

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1931
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Presumed First
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$30.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1931 Wedgwood blue cloth on boards with gilt lettering and lovely pastedown colour illustration of a blue jay and two chickadees on cover. Previous owner's name. Poetry and songs about birds, some with music included. List of Nova Scotia birds and their classifications. This book would make a wonderful gift. … Read more
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The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans, with Preferatory Memoir Notes Etc.

by Hemans, Felicia

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Near Fine
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$40.00

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London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Padded maroon leather decorated with blue and gilt Art Nouveau lilies on the cover, gilt lilies on the spine and gilt lettering. ca. 1900. All edges gilt. Very slight rubbing at corners. Only flaw is a 1" long purple pen mark inside front cover. One of the prettiest… Read more
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A Shropshire Lad

by Housman, A.E.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1922
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
Authorised Edition 1924
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$15.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1922 Original maroon cloth on boards with gilt lettering and Art Deco decoration. Minor wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on Ex Libris sticker in front. Tiny bookseller's sticker inside rear cover. Discrepancy between date on title page (1922) and the one listed on the… Read more
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Poems of William Blake

by Yeats, William Butler (Ed.)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Very Good Minus
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$25.00

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New York: The Modern Library Original dark brown faux leather on flexible boards with gilt titles and decoration. Prize inscription dated 1932. Front hinge starting. A few lines underlined in pencil. Halifax bookseller sticker inside rear cover. 278 pp. including Notes.. Flexible Faux Leather. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Inches.
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Selected Poems

by Scott, Frederick George

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1933
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First ( No Additional printings)
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$50.00

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Quebec City: Emile Robitaille, 1933 Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on boards. "Canon Scott" served in World War I as a padre, and later was elevated to Venerable Archdeacon (Anglican), serving in Quebec City. His prose records are among the earliest accounts of Canadians in the Great War, three of whom were his own sons. This… Read more
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The Poetical Works

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
The "Royal" Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto: The Musson Book Company Limited Red padded leather over boards with gilt lettering and decoration. All edges gilt. 2" break in leather at bottom of front hinge. 1" spot of white paint at bottom of back cover. Previous owner's name. Scarce edition. 599 pp. including Index. . The "Royal" Edition. Padded Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket.… Read more
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The Island and Other Poems

by Hale, Katherine

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1934
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Limited to 250 Copies
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$50.00

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Toronto and Oshawa: Mundy-Goodfellow Printing Co. Ltd., 1934 1/4 white cloth over green paper boards, with black and white title label on front cover. Hand-soiled and fading. Minor wear to corners and edges. No. 173 of signed, limited edition. 96 pp.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Limited to 250 Copies. 1/4 Cloth on Paper Boards. Good Plus/No… Read more
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Ballad Stories of the Affections. From the Scandinavian

by Buchanan, Robert

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1869
Condition
Good Plus
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$50.00

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London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869 Original green cloth over boards with black and gilt decoration and lettering. All edges gilt. Cloth is wrinkled on both front and back covers. Front hinge starting. Stamp of original Saint John bookseller inside front cover. The author has translated traditional Scandinavian poetry. 176 pp. plus 16… Read more
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Last Poems

by Housman, A.E.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1942
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Reprint
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$15.00

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London: The Richards Press Ltd., 1942 Embossed red leather over boards with gilt lettering on the front cover. Top edges gilt. Decorative sticker and previous owner's name inside front cover. Both hinges strained. 1/4 tear in leather close to top front corner, and minor wear at top and bottom of spine. 66 pp. . Reprint. Full… Read more
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Evangeline - A Tale of Acadie

by Longfellow, Henry W.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1929
Condition
Very Good Minus
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$15.00

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Yarmouth and Sydney, NS: R.H. Davis & Company, Limited, 1929 Original beige card covers with tan embossed "grain" and dark brown lettering and decoration. Date and inscription inside front cover. Some edgewear. Includes the classic poem as well as a synopsis of the events leading to the Acadian Expulsion in 1755. This book would make… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore

by Godley, A.E. (Ed.)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1910
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Oxford Edition
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$75.00

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London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Henry Frowde/Oxford University Press, 1910 Original dark blue padded suede on boards with gilt titles and black and gilt decoration. All edges gilt. Ribbon marker. Minor rubbing at edges and top of spine. This book was given as a school prize at King's Collegiate School in Windsor, N.S. in 1912, according… Read more
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The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems

by Petrarch

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
Reprint
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$65.00

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New York: Hurst & Co., Publishers Original dark blue cloth over boards with titles and stunning Art Nouveau floral decoration in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Spine somewhat darkened, but cover is still bright. Top and bottom of spine worn. All pages have red line borders. Drawings (page decorations) of Greek people's heads on… Read more
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Good Minus
Edition
Reprint
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$200.00

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Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company Original olive cloth with gilt lettering and black and silver Art Deco decoration. Flower patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's name. Spine is badly faded. Wear to cloth at top and bottom of spine. Back cover is wrinkled at bottom corner. Print is only on right hand… Read more
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Fitzgerald, Edward

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Condition
Very Good
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$65.00

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London: Leopold B. Hill Pebbled maroon leather on boards with gilt titles. Gift insciption. Some foxing and page darkening. Lovely tipped-in colour plates. A wonderful addition to any Rubaiyat collection. 64 pp. including Notes.. Full Leather on Flexible Board. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by 7 Colour Plates By Abanindro Nath Tagore. 6 1/2 x 9… Read more
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Poetry of the Year: Passages From the Poets. Descriptive of the Seasons

by Various

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1867
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
Reprint - Originally Published in 1856
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$50.00

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Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1867 Dark green hardcover with gilt lettering and Art Nouveau decoration. All edges gilt. One inch tear in cloth at bottom front edge of spine. 1 1/2" tear in first four leaves at bottom of hinge (not affecting text). Five engravings - all but one tissue cover has been removed. … Read more
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The Bright Particulars: Poems Selected and New (Signed)

by Smith, Kay

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780920304549
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$30.00

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Charlottetown, PEI: Ragweed Press, 1987 White softcover with "Female Figures" painting on cover by Saint John artist, Miller Brittain. Previous owner's name. One of five books of poetry written by one of New Brunswick's favourite poets, who lived in Saint John and taught at the Vocational School. 100 pp.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Trade… Read more
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Mother Truth's Melodies. Common Sense for Children. A Kindergarten

by Miller, Mrs. E.P.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1888
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Reprint
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$50.00

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Chicago: Fairbanks & Palmer Publishing Co., 1888 Bright red hardcover with gilt and black titles and cover illustration. Spine is worn, frayed, sunned, and has a 3/4 inch tear at bottom of rear hinge. Slight folding to bottom corner at the hinge of pages 101-112, and cuts at bottoms of pages 225-230 (not affecting text). Patterned endpapers… Read more
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Chebucto and Other Poems

by Matheson, D.M.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1919
Condition
Good
Edition
Second Edition
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$20.00

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Halifax, NS: Self Published, 1919 Light brown hardcover with 1" wide dampstain along right side of covers (front and back - does not affect the pages). Black printed title and art nouveau decoration on cover. Someone has printed "CHEBUCTO" in bubble letters with black ink fairly neatly on the spine. The author was the ex-principal at the… Read more
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Stairway to the Stars (Poems and Ballads)

by Sharkey, Rev. Hugh F.X.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1975
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Toronto, ON: Mission Press, 1975 Red cloth cover with bright gilt titles. Dustjacket was designed by Saint John artist, Ray Butler, and has miniscule tears at top of spine. There is an inscription "My love, blessing and best wishes. Hugh F.X. Sharkey, S.F.M." on the front free endpaper. Sometime later, the author inscribed it underneath… Read more
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Shaped By This Land

by Forrestall, Tom and Nowlan, Alden

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing Stated
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$75.00

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Fredericton, N. B.: Brunswick Press, 1974 Beige cloth on boards. Edgeworn dustjacket. A productive partnership between two Maritimes men results in this earthy volume of pictured poetry. 135 pp.. First Printing Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Tom Forrestall. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
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