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Psalms of Babylon., Abbottanderson. (Abbott Anderson).
1 Abbottanderson. (Abbott Anderson). Psalms of Babylon.
Toronto, Ontario. Advent Publishing 1972 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; 111 pp. The author's first published book of poetry with 105 pieces included here. Slight soiling and wear to covers which are a tad faded/sunned on the head margins. Signed and dated by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author 15316 
Price: 14.40 CDN
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Fields of My Blood., Asfour, John.
2 Asfour, John. Fields of My Blood.
Montreal, Quebec Empyreal Press 1997 0921852142 / 9780921852148 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 78 pp. Previous to this book, Asfour had published 5 other books of poems and translations. He was born in Lebanon, blinded by a grenade explosion in 1958 and emigrated to Canada at the age of 22, where he resides in Montreal and takes a very active role in the Arabic community in that city. 12169 
Price: 5.60 CDN
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The Fiddlehead: Number 69, Fall 1966., Bailey, Gaminon, Cogswell. (editors).
3 Bailey, Gaminon, Cogswell. (editors). The Fiddlehead: Number 69, Fall 1966.
Fredericton, New Brunswick University of New Brunswick 1966 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 80 pp. A literature review (primarily poetry) published by the English Department at the University of New Brunswick since 1945. This issue features poems by 36 different poets and one short story: "The Edge of the Garden" by W. D. Valgardson. Previous owner's name on the first page. 14066 
Price: 4.80 CDN
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Complex Variables: Poems & Music by William John Barnes., Barnes, William John. (edited by David Helwig and Peter Taylor).
4 Barnes, William John. (edited by David Helwig and Peter Taylor). Complex Variables: Poems & Music by William John Barnes.
Kingston, Ontario. Quarry Press. 1994 1550821288 / 9781550821284 Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; 131 pp. Contains most of Barnes' poems and some of his music. Five page introduction or preface by Helwig and Taylor dated 1993. Minor wear to the cover edges, else fine. 29425 
Price: 6.75 CDN
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Mayflowers and Roses: A Bouquet of Verse., Barrett, Ena Constance.
5 Barrett, Ena Constance. Mayflowers and Roses: A Bouquet of Verse.
Birchy Cove (Curling), Newfoundland. Barrett's Print Shop. 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
16mo - 16.5 x 11.5 cm.; 119 pp. Red/brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the front board only. (A first edition and probably the only edition.) A collection 126 verses or poems written by Barrett and "some of these verses have already been published in book form - under the titles 'Rainbow Lyrics' and 'Lilts of Newfoundland' ", (from the verso of the dedication page). The book shows only very mild wear and is clean with a sound binding. The simple dust jacket has some mild wear to the edges and the spine is tad faded or sunned. Included also and loosely laid in is a single sheet with a type written poem on it entitled "An Unknown Hero" with a typed note saying "Mom to Dave, January 1949" with the typist then appending the poem with "DB/jk". A quite nice copy of a scarce book from the west of Newfoundland. 28779 
Price: 64.00 CDN
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Growing Up Slowly; Poems., Bates, Bridget J.
6 Bates, Bridget J. Growing Up Slowly; Poems.
Mississauga, Ontario. Briers Design & Print. 1997 0069562314 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 92) - 58 pp. Signed, with an inscription to the previous owner by the author on the title page. The covers show some very light wear to the edges, else fine. The author was working on a Master of Divinty degree at St. Michael's College in Toronto when this book was first published while alos playing on the Women's Varsity Ice Hockety Team.; Signed by Author 26530 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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Breaking Through., Bearinger, Oscar
7 Bearinger, Oscar Breaking Through.
Eganville, Ontario. Privately published 2001 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Oscar Bearinger 
8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 72 pp. Stiff white covers with black lettering / art work and a saddle stapled binding. A collection of 4 cycles of poems following a collection of early work. Illustrated with 5 black and white illustrations (plus the cover one for 6) by the author. Very slight soiling to the covers with a modicum of shelf wear. 16459 
Price: 6.40 CDN
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Breaking Through., Bearinger, Oscar.
8 Bearinger, Oscar. Breaking Through.
Eganville, Ontario. Privately published 2001 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Oscar Bearinger 
8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 72 pp. Stiff white covers with black lettering / art work and a saddle stapled binding. A collection of 4 cycles of poems following a collection of early work. Illustrated with 5 black and white illustrations (plus the cover one for 6) by the author. Very slight soiling to the covers with a modicum of shelf wear. 16458 
Price: 6.40 CDN
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Gifts of the Year and Other Poems., Bevan, Molly.
9 Bevan, Molly. Gifts of the Year and Other Poems.
Toronto, Ontario. MacMillan & Co. 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; viii - 67 pp. Black cloth with paste on labels on spine and front board. The board fore corners are bumped with general but mild wear to rest. Text block fore and tail edges are untimmed. The frontis is a black and white photograph of Molly. Includes her now famous poem "Armistice". No additional printings are noted. 3059 
Price: 10.80 CDN
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A Telling Moment: Poems and Stories., Bewick, Tomy
10 Bewick, Tomy A Telling Moment: Poems and Stories.
Ontario Privately Published. Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 33 pp. No date or place of publication mentioned but circa 2006. Stiff paper wraps with a coloured front cover and white lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Bewick is a performance poet well known in the Ottawa and Toronto areas. This, his first publication, is a collection of poems and prose pieces one of which is a short story. Signed with an inscription by the author on the last numbered page. The front cover has a dog-eared crease on the top fore corner, else fine.; Signed by Author 19179 
Price: 9.00 CDN
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Poésie du Québec contemporian., Bida, Constantin. (editor).
11 Bida, Constantin. (editor). Poésie du Québec contemporian.
Montreal, Quebec. Librairie Deom. 1968 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 195 - [13] pp. Number 2 in the "Etudes Slaves" series (Slavic Studies) from the University of Ottawa. A bilingual edition with French on the versos or left-hand pages and Ukrainian (Cyrillic script) on the right-hand pages. Introduction by Cécile Cloutier Wojciechowska with the translation into Ukrainian by various people, Hlib Sirko, Kozimo Dmytryk, Borys Olexandriv and Ihor Kachurowsky to name a few. Eighteen Québec poets are represented: Anne Hebert, Alain Grandbois, Roland Giguere, Gilles Vigneault and Sylvain Garneau to name but a few. The covers show mild shelf wear with light soiling, otherwise very clean and tight. 23619 
Price: 17.60 CDN
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Ghost in the Wheels: Selected Poems., Birney, Earle.
12 Birney, Earle. Ghost in the Wheels: Selected Poems.
Toronto, Ontario. McLelland and Stewart. 1977 0771014082 / 9780771014086 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 159 pp. Three page preface by Earle Birney. Three page alphabetical index of the titles at the back. Mild wear to the edges of the covers mostly at the fore corners of the front cover and the spine head. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. 29545 
Price: 5.85 CDN
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Last Makings., Birney, Earle.
13 Birney, Earle. Last Makings.
Toronto, Ontario. McLelland and Stewart. 1991 0771014716 / 9780771014710 Softcover Very Good+ 
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvii - 121 - pp. French folded flaps on the fore edges of the covers. Introduction by Al Purdy. Mild wear to the edges of the covers, bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean with a tight binding. 29922 
Price: 5.85 CDN
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Wintering., Blake, Rosemary.
14 Blake, Rosemary. Wintering.
Victoria, BC. Ekstasis Editions. 2007 1897430086 / 9781897430088 First Edition Softcover Fine Signed by Author
8vo - 22,5 x 15 cm.; 73 pp. A first edition of the author's first book and signed by her on the half title page with a note to the previous owner. Included is an invitation to the book launch of the same book held at the Faculty Club of the University of Toronto on Tuesday, October 23rd of 2007.; Signed by Author 27795 
Price: 16.00 CDN
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Wintering., Blake, Rosemary.
15 Blake, Rosemary. Wintering.
Victoria, BC. Ekstasis Editions. 2007 1897430086 / 9781897430088 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
8vo - 22,5 x 15 cm.; 73 pp. A first edition of the author's first book and signed by her on the title page and signed again, with an inscription, on the half title page. The covers show mild shelf wear to the edges.; Signed by Author 26627 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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Transfiguration., Blodgett, E. D. and Jacques Brault.
16 Blodgett, E. D. and Jacques Brault. Transfiguration.
Saint-Laurent, Quebec. Editions du Noroit / BuschekBooks. 1998 0969990464 / 9780969990468 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 85 - [3] pp. Off-white wraps with black and blue lettering and art work with french flaps on the fore edges of the wraps. A series of bilingual poems called "Rengas" with Blodgett writing the English part and Brault writing the French part with the two parts weaving in and out of each other to provide the completed work or poem. Art work by Jacques Brault. Publisher applied price bar code sticker on the back cover and the wrapper edges show some very light wear, otherwise very clean and tight. 24767 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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Labyrinthine., Bourne, Lesley-Anne.
17 Bourne, Lesley-Anne. Labyrinthine.
Toronto, Ontario. Wolsak and Wynn. 2004 0919897991 / 9780919897991 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 76 - (4) pp. Printed on a cream coloured laid paper at the Coach House Press of Toronto which means it looks and feels exquisite. A collection of 14 poems more properly called a sequence of metaphorical musings. Minor wear to the cover edges and a small 5 pointed blue star has been stamped on the top fore corner of the first (half-title) page. (Perhaps a remainder mark of some sort though I prefer to think it has a deeper meaning yet to be discovered. ) Otherwise very clean with a tight binding. 29411 
Price: 7.20 CDN
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Land to Light on., Brand, Dionne.
18 Brand, Dionne. Land to Light on.
Toronto, Ontario. McClelland & Stewart. 1997 077101645X / 9780771016455 Softcover Fine Signed by Author
8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 103 pp. This is the second printing in the same year as the first publication. Signed in green ink by the author on the title page. ; Signed by Author 26725 
Price: 8.00 CDN
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Poems for Heart and Home, Broadworth, Myrtle
19 Broadworth, Myrtle Poems for Heart and Home
1982 Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 76 pp. A collection of inspirational poems with Scripture texts. Self-published by Broadworth, RR 1, Stirling, Ontario, Canada; printed by The Intelligencer. Plastic coil binding. Some soiling on card stock cover, small tear in one page. 20031 
Price: 8.00 CDN
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This Stranger Wood., Brown, Allan.
20 Brown, Allan. This Stranger Wood.
Kingston, Ontario. Quarry Press. 1982 0919627021 / 9780919627024 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 41 pp. Printed in an edition of 800 copies. A collection of 23 poems printed on a cream coloured woven paper. Sticker ghost on the top fore corner of the front cover and the head of the spine and the adjacent head edge of the front appear to have nibbled at a wee bit by some sort of literary rodent. I trust that he enjoyed the snack. Otherwise the book is clean with a tight binding. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced when ordered. 29408 
Price: 7.20 CDN
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