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A Book of the Hours.

By: Helwig, David.

Price: $11.20

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Oberon Press, 1979

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 90 pp. Signed by Helwig on first blank page. Minor edgewear with some sunning on back cover, former owner's name on verso of front cover. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Local Pride.

By: Souster, Raymond.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Contact Press, 1962


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 131 pp. A collection of poems by Canadian poet, Souster. Book was nicely printed by Poets' and Painters' Press in London. Minor soiling, edgewear on card stock covers, former owner's name on half-title page. Dust jacket lightly soiled with some edgewear and a tape repaired closed tear. View more info

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A Manual for Lying Down.

By: Lush, Richard.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Wolsak & Wynn, 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 78 pp. Lush's first published book of poetry. Printed by Coach House Press. Desribed as " . . . 'classical' modern poems - felt but crafted, wistful and formal yet genuine". Signed by the author on the title page. The cover edges show a hint of wear - 'tis all, else fine.; Signed by Author View more info

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A Telling Moment: Poems and Stories.

By: Bewick, Tomy

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ontario, Privately Published.,

Inscription: 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 f... View more info

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After the Ascension.

By: Stadelman, Sara Lee.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palmer Rapids, Ontario., Moving Word Centre, 1976


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 75 pp. First edition. A book of poetry reflecting her Catholic faith by dancer, actress, playwright, and free spirit Sara Lee Stadelman. Light soiling on covers. View more info

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An Ode on the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation.

By: MacDonald, Wilson.

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately published, 1927

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; Unpaginated with 32 pages. Blue paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine and same with decoration on the front board. Printed in a limited editon of 495 this being #82. The text paper is a laid paper with trimmed head edge and the fore / tail edge edges are untrimmed with some being deckled. The interior illustration s (head pieces, illuminated letters, and illustrated title page) are crisp and very clean. Warmly inscribed and dated by the author... View more info

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Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence.

By: Crozier, Lorna.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McLelland and Stewart., 1988


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 157 pp. The author's seventh book of poetry with many of the poems having been read on CBC radio in the program "State of the Arts". Very clean with a tight binding and minor shelf wear to the covers and a sticker remnant on the tail margin of the back cover. The spine margin of the back cover is faded or sunned. View more info

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Animal Life in Bucharest.

By: Degen, John.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Pedlar Press, 2000


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 62 pp. Collection of poetry. A wee bit of a smudge on the first page, otherwise a tight and clean copy. View more info

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Another End of the Road.

By: McDonald, Mary T.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta., Rowan Books., 1999


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 71 pp. From the back cover: ". . . captures the life of an itinerant teacher's family in Depression-era Alberta. It's a child's-eye view of city and country, nature and people - a particular time and place made universal through young Katie's wondering perceptive mind." Forty-three poems and short prose pieces in this collection, the author's first book written when she was 81 years old. Minor creasing to the top fore edge corner of the back ... View more info

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Anthem

By: Humphreys, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Ontario, Canada, Brick Books., 1999


12mo - 18 x 14 cm.; 77 pp. Humphrey's fourth collection of poetry. A corner crease on the front cover, otherwise, a clean, tight volume. View more info

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Aortic Caprice.

By: Sobat, Gail Sidonie.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta., River Books / The Book Collective., 2004


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (4) - 79 - (5) pp. The author's first published book of poetry and her second book. French-folded flaps on the fore edges of the covers. Remainder mark on the tail edge of the text block, else fine. View more info

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As Close as We Came.

By: Callaghan, Barry.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Exile Editions / Stoddart., 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 115 - (5) pp. A collection of poems that Northrop Frye described as being ". . . What seemed like prosaic statements come to resonate with repeated rereading, and become a poignant drama of precariousness of life in a world devoted to death". Signed by the author with an dedication on the title page. The poems are printed on the rectos only (right hand pages) with the verso (left hand pages) being blank and the paper is a warm cream colour. The... View more info

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Atropos: Volume 1, Number 2, Spring 1979.

By: Campbell, James D. and Zsolt S. Alapi (editors)

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Atropos Publishing, 1979


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; (6) - 87 - (11) - pp. White covers with blue lettering. Poetry by Clayton Eshleman, Anne Waldman, Robert Allen, Serge Lebel, Tom Veitch, Diane Wakowski, James Broughton, Michael Davidson, Al Moritz and others. Interviews with Clayton Eshleman and Terry Stokes. Fiction by Edward Sanders and an essay by William Wees on Stan Brakhage. The covers are moderately edge worn with some soiling. The interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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Avec les vieux mots.

By: Vigneault, Gilles.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Bougainville, Quebec., Editions de l'Arc., 1964


8vo - 21 x 16 cm.; 88 - pp. One of the "Collection de l'Escarfel". The text is in French. The book shows very mild shelf wear and like soiling to the externals. Previous owner's name on the first page. View more info

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baggage.

By: porter, dh.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Coach House Press, 1974

Edition: First Edition


4to - 25.5 x 14 cm.; Unpaginated with 36 pages. One single sewn signature with light green end papers. Light grey linen over boards with a textured green cloth (imitation leather) on spine. Green lettering (title only) on front board. Tipped in coloured frontis photo of the shadow of a man reaching for his baggage - a hobo's stick and cloth bag or sack tied onto the end. One page of text with an 'explanation' of the photos that follow. 42 photographs in all with 12 in co... View more info