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THE ANGELS OF THE EARTH
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THE ANGELS OF THE EARTH

By MacDonald, Wilson

Toronto: Thomas Nelson and Sons of Canada, 1963. Unpaginated. Blue boards lettered in silver on the front panel and spine; blue endpapers. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket with some fading on the spine; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; price intact. A collection of prose by the well-known poet; also, one of the rare unsigned copies.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

RILKE POEMS 1912 - 1926
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RILKE POEMS 1912 - 1926

By Rilke, Rainer Maria (translated by Michael Hamburger)

Redding Ridge, Connecticut: Black Swan Books, 1981. 115 pp. Purple cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; gray endpapers; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name inside. Introduction by Michael Hamburger. Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist and widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets. There are far too many poems here to list them all but some of the highlights are: Pearls Roll Away; Ignorant I Confront the Heaven of My Life; Grey Love Snakes; Haiku; My Shy Moon-Shadow Would Like to Talk; The Magician; and many more.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE DIFFICULTY OF LIVING ON OTHER PLANETS - An Adult Entertainment
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THE DIFFICULTY OF LIVING ON OTHER PLANETS - An Adult Entertainment

By Lee, Dennis

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1987. 112 pp. Signed by Dennis Lee on the title page. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; blue endpapers; headband. Light edgewear on the dustjacket; aside from the poet's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Alan Daniel. There are far too many poems to list them all but some of the highlights are: The Bard of the Universe; The Soul of My Wombat; High Blue Meadows; Yer Blues; The Difficulty of Living on Other Planets; The Revenge of Santa Claus; and many, many more.. Signed by Poet. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Alan Daniel;. 12mo.

$14.95

THE POEMS OF LONGFELLOW
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THE POEMS OF LONGFELLOW

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

New York: The Modern Library, 1959. (xi) 732 pp. followed by a catalogue from Modern Library. Modern Library 56. Blue cloth decorated in brown and gilt on the front panel and spine; brown upper edge; decorated endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This poetry collection contains far too many poems to list them all here but some of the highlights are: Evangeline; The Courtship of Miles Standish; The Song of Hiawatha; The Wayside Inn; King Olaf's Christmas; The Skeleton in Armor; The Belfry of Bruges; Seaweed; and many, many more.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

THE POETRY OF LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
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THE POETRY OF LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY

By Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud) (edited by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe)

Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987. 153 pp. Lavender boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. There are far too many poems here to list them all but some of the highlights are: The Mayflower's Message; In Lilac Time; In Haying time; November Dusk; The Pond Pasture; After Drought; Rain in the Country; The Untrod Woods; The Wild Places; Sunrise Along Shore; Twilight in Abegweit; Midnight in Camp; The Apple Picking Time; The Garden in Winter; If Love Should Come; The Parting Soul; The Words I Did Not Say; On Cape Le Force; The Watchman; and many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

RHYMES OF REBELLION
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RHYMES OF REBELLION

By Moir, John S.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1965. 81 pp. Light brown boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some minor rubbing on the left side of the front panel; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings and diagrams. Subtitled: Being a Selection of Contemporary Verses about the Recent Unpleasantness in Upper Canada 1837, this poetry collection contains: New Words to an Old Song; or John Gilpin Travestied; A True History; Suggested by the Lamented Death of the Late Col. Moody; The Fight at Montgomery's; The Caroline a New Song; Schlosser, or the Burning of the Steamboat Caroline; M'Nab's Navy Island Pork; New Year's Address of the Carrier of the Chronicle and Gazette to his Patrons; Lines on the Departure of Sir Francis Bond Head from Toronto; Lount's Farewell; Song - Canadian Volunteers; To the Patriots of the Frontiers; Attend All; Lines Written at Fort Henry; Cold Blew the Blast; The Convict's Wife; Lines of the Death of Mrs Comfort of Streetsville U.C.; Arise - Canadians; The Patriot Martyrs in Canada; The Burning of Peel; Sir Robert Peel; Welcome Patriots; Depart Ye Rebels; A Sympathetic Ode; The Song of the Battle of the Windmill; Battle of Prescott; Von Schoultz the Dying Canadian; Lord Free Us All; and National Anthem.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

SELECTED POEMS 1966 - 1987
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SELECTED POEMS 1966 - 1987

By Heaney, Seamus

New York: The Noonday Press - Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1996. 273 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This poetry collection contains selections from: Death of a Naturalist - 1966; Door into the Dark - 1969; Wintering Out - 1972; Stations - 1975; North - 1975; Field Work - 1979; Sweeny Astray - 1983; Station Island - 1984; and The Haw Lantern - 1987. There are far too many poems here to list them all, but some of the highlights are: Blackberry Picking; Personal Helicon; The Peninsula; Night Drive; Bog Oak; The Tollund Man; England's Difficulty; Viking Dublin: Trial Pieces; The Graubelle Man; Punishment; The Toome Road; The Guttural Muse; Sweeney's Lament on Ailsa Craig; Sandstone Keepsake; The Railway Children; and many, many more.. Seventh Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

BEYOND REMEMBERING
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BEYOND REMEMBERING

By Purdy, Al (forewords by Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje)

Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing, 2000. 606 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; blue endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Collected Poems of Al Purdy, they are too numerous to list them all, but some of the highlights are: At Evergreen Cemetery; Archaeology of Snow; Rural Henhouse at Night; Remains of an Indian Village; The Cariboo Horses; Thank God I'm Normal; Necropsy of Love; Hockey Players; The Viper's Muse; Method for Calling Up Ghosts; Eskimo Graveyard; The Sculptors; Dream of Havana; Watching Trains; Wilderness Gothic; The Road to Newfoundland; Idiot's Song; Flying Over Africa; Arctic Romance; The Battlefield at Batoche; The Hunting Camp; Borderlands; Starlings; D. H. Lawrence at Lake Chapala; Lost in the Badlands; The Blue City; In Cabbagetown; Caesar at Troy; On the Flood Plain; The Gossamer Ending; Concerning Ms Atwood; Lament for Bukowski; To Paris Never Again; For Norma in Lieu of an Orgasm; At the Quinte Hotel; and many many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

$49.95

FORTUNATE EXILE
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FORTUNATE EXILE

By Layton, Irving

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987. 168 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; olive green endpapers; headband. The cover features Man Watching by Mieke Bevelander. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. From one of Canada's other provocative poets, good friends with Leonard Cohen, another fine collection. There are far too many poems here to list them all but some of the highlights are: The Lyric; The Black Huntsman; The Search; Burnt Offering; Dorothy Parker; Boris Pasternak; Incident at the Cathedral; Magdalena; The True Picture; The Magician; The Subversive; At the Belsen Memorial; The Dark Underside; For Anne Frank; You Can Never Tell; and many, many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mieke Bevelander;. 8vo.

$9.95

STARDARK SONGS
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STARDARK SONGS

By Springer, Nancy

Buffalo, New York: W. Paul Ganley, 1993. 95 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Teanna Byerts. This contains far too many poems to list them all but some of the highlights are: Wings; Horses; Glory Horse; Stallion; Unicorn; Bright Shadows; Sword Song; Invocation: The Moon Mother; Healer's Song; Eidolons in Shadowland; In the West; Song of a Heavy Metal Angel; Lonely Housewife Blues; Old Gods Prowl; and many, many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Teanna Byerts;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI - 1968 - 1998
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THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI - 1968 - 1998

By Giovanni, Nikki (introduction by Virginia C. Fowler)

New York: William Morrow, 2003. (xliii) 452 pp. Signed on the title page by Nikki Giovanni. Quarter-bound in pale green cloth on pale blue boards; lettered in black on the front panel and spine; red endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the poet's signature, no interior markigns. This gathers the following collections: Black Feeling Black Talk; Black Judgement; Re: Creation; My House; The Women and the Men; Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day; Those Who Ride the Night Winds; and Occasional Poems.. Signed by Poet. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE - on Poetry, Poets and Poetasters
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THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE - on Poetry, Poets and Poetasters

By Disch, Thomas M.

New York: Picador, 1995. (vi) 229 pp. Quarter-bound in pale gray cloth on pale gray boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; decorated endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This collection of essays contains: The Castle of Indolence; Sound of the Raine; Prophetic Word - Kathleen Raine; Delectable Always, and Fresh and True - Kenneth Koch; Death and the Poet - Peter Whigham; Fearing and Falling Out of Love; Music That Can Deepest Reach - Emerson et al; The Difference; Onegin's Children: Poems in the Form of a Novel - Budbill, Jarmin, Mandel, Murray, Pollack; The New World - Frederick Turner; Sunlight, Coffen and the Papers: A Poem for Our Times - Vikram Seth; History: The Home Movie - Craig Raine; Christopher Fry: An Appreciation; Snapped Prose in Slim Volumes: A Review of Recent Poetry - McKuen, Walker, Schultz, Koethe, Hill; Poets as Friends and Neighbours - Swenson, Morris, Wilbur, Merwin, Williamson; Poets of Exile - Brodsky, Enzensberger; Out of the Murk Plectrum - John Ashbery; The Last Word of Death - Anthony Hecht; Barrom Buddy and the Prom King - Carver, Leithhauser; Products of the Workshop McClatchy, Klein, Ryan; Pompes Postmoderne - Marjorie Perloff; The Hight Priest of High Times - Charles Olson Biography; The Occasion of the Poem - Goldbarth, Levine, Cassity, Jones, Muldoon; A Nashional Institurion - Ogden Nash; Light Verse; Have an Oeuvre - Hollander, Updike, Raab, Hoagland, Smith; Poetry Roundup - Kinnell, Tate, Salter, Hacker, Wojahn, Hudgins, Lauterbach, Dove, Rogers, Williams; and Reviewing Poetry: A Retrospect. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE DESERTED VILLAGE - and Other Poems
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THE DESERTED VILLAGE - and Other Poems

By Goldsmith, Oliver

London: Phoenix Books, 1996. 58 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Deserted Village; On a Beautiful Youth Struck Blind with Lightning; The Gift; The Logicians Refuted; A Sonnet; An Elegy on that Glory of Her Sex Mrs Mary Blaize; Description of an Author's Bedchamber; Translation of a South American Ode; The Double Transformation; Edwin and Angelina; Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog; When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly; A New Simile in the Manner of Swift; Verses in Reply to an Invitation to Dinner at Dr Baker's; Epilogue to She Stoops to Conquer; Epilogue to The Sister: A Comedy; Translations from An History of the Earth and Animated Nature; The Haunch of Venison; The Clown's Reply; Epitaph for Edward Purdon; Epilogue Intended for She Stoops to Conquer; and Letter to Mrs Bunbury; followed by A Note on Oliver Goldsmith... First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 24mo.

$4.95

COLLECTED POEMS 1
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COLLECTED POEMS 1

By Spark, Muriel

London: Macmillan and Co., 1967. 97 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear and associated creasing on the upper right of the rear panel; ink mark on the rear panel; price clipped; no interior markings. There are too many poems here to list them all, but some of the highlights are: Against the Transcendentalists; The Grave that Time Dug; Like Africa; Evelyn Cavallo; Four People in a Neglected Garden; Litany of Time Past; Not by the Wayside; Verlaine Villanelle; Holy Water Rondelle; Chrysalis; Sisera; and many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

POEMS
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POEMS

By de la Mare, Walter

Middlesex, England: Puffin Books, 1962. 158 pp. Puffin Book PS176. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and the remains of a price sticker on the lower right of the front cover; no interior markings. Cover art and interior illustrations by Margery Gill. There are too many poems here to list them all, but some of the highlights are: Precious Stones; The Bee's Song; Apple Fall; Two Deep Clear Eyes; Bunches of Grapes; Eeka Neeka; The Little Green Orchard; Nicholas Nye; Alas Alack; Poor Henry; Dame Hickory; Wild Are the Waves; and many more.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Margery Gill;.

$9.95

THE FLOWERS OF EVIL - A Selection
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THE FLOWERS OF EVIL - A Selection

By Baudelaire, Charles (edited by Marthiel and Jackson Mathews)

New York: New Directions, 1958. (xvii) 168 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Along with Three Drafts of a Preface by Baudelaire, this contains poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: The Blessing; Don Juan in Hell; The Punishment of Pride; The Dancing Serpent; Reversibility; Invitation to the Voyage; The Sadness of the Moon; The Seven Old Men; The Gaming Table; Parisian Dream; Litany to Satan; and many more.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

BARBED LYRES - Canadian Venomous Verse
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BARBED LYRES - Canadian Venomous Verse

By Atwood, Margaret (foreword)

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1990. 112 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with drawings by Aislin. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. There are far too many poems here to list them all but some of the hightlights are: Heartcry of an Over-solicited Donor by Robertson Davies; The Ending Was Swell but the Rest Was Sheer Hell by Bob Wakulich; Laurier's Child by Wendy Peters; The Love Song of Brian J. Mulroney by P. H. Keefe; Meeching for Everyone by Al Purdy; Four Daughters by Jessica Burton; I'd Run Away with Leonard Cohen by Sally Deutschmann; My Lake by Pierre Berton; Ode on You O Canada by Don Harron; Yer Hubris by Dennis Lee; There Was an Old Pol by George Woodcock; Canadian Roulette by Susan Musgrave; The Secretary by Thomson Highway; Gretzky by Graeme Stewart; and many, many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Aislin;. 8vo.

$9.95

DOWN HERE, THE HAWTHORN - Poems
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DOWN HERE, THE HAWTHORN - Poems

By Moult, Thomas

London: William Heinemann, 1921. (viii) 61 pp. Green cloth with a pasted-on label on the spine. Light edge and corner wear; bumped on the lower right of the front panel; previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper. One of the Georgian poets, Moult was also a novelist and a journalist. There are too many poems here to name them all but some of the highlights are: Down Here, the Hawthorn; Sun Magic; A Dusk; Invocation; Flamborough Head; Heedless the Birds; and many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

SMOKE FROM THIS ALTAR
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SMOKE FROM THIS ALTAR

By L'Amour, Louis (introduction by Kathy L'Amour)

New York: Bantam Books, 1990. 75 pp. Quarter-bound in beige cloth on beige boards; lettered in copper on the spine; beige endpapers; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few short nicks around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. There are too many poems here to list the all, but some of the highlights are: Out of the Ocean Depths Soundlessly Moving; Words from a Wanderer; I'm a Stranger Here; Without This Land; An Ember in the Dark; Wings Over Waves; Banked Fires; Decadence; Yacodhapura; Steppe; The Weary One; Enchanted Mesas; A Wail from a Pulpeteer; Call of the Tropics; Then Came Spring; and many more.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ROBERT BURNS' COMMON PLACE BOOK 1783 - 85
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ROBERT BURNS' COMMON PLACE BOOK 1783 - 85

By Burns, Robert (edited by Raymond Lamont Brown)

Yorkshire, England: S R. Publishers Limited, 1969. (xxvi) 54 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. This was done from the 1872 edition, which was printed privately in Edinburgh from the original manuscript then in the possession of John Adam of Greenock. The Contents are: Introduction by Raymond Lamont Brown; Glossary; Robert Burns' Common Place Book Printed from the Original Manuscript; Preface; and Common Place Book. This contains an assortment of songs and poems, including John Barleycorn, the song that was turned into a hit as John Barleycorn Must Die by Steve Winwood and Traffic almost two hundred years after it was written.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

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