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Psalms of Babylon.

By: Abbottanderson. (Abbott Anderson).

Price: $14.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Advent Publishing: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15316

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Fields of My Blood.

By: Asfour, John.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Empyreal Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12169

ISBN: 0921852142

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Fiddlehead: Number 69, Fall 1966.

By: Bailey, Gaminon, Cogswell. (editors).

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 1966

Seller ID: 14066

Condition: 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. View more info

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Complex Variables: Poems & Music by William John Barnes.

By: Barnes, William John. (edited by David Helwig and Peter Taylor).

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Quarry Press.: 1994

Seller ID: 29425

ISBN: 1550821288

Condition: 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. View more info

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Growing Up Slowly; Poems.

By: Bates, Bridget J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mississauga, Ontario., Briers Design & Print.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26530

ISBN: 0069562314

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Breaking Through.

By: Bearinger, Oscar

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Eganville, Ontario., Privately published: 2001

Seller ID: 16459

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Breaking Through.

By: Bearinger, Oscar.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Eganville, Ontario., Privately published: 2001

Seller ID: 16458

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Gifts of the Year and Other Poems.

By: Bevan, Molly.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., MacMillan & Co.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3059

Condition: 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. 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

Seller ID: 19179

Condition: Near Fine


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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Poésie du Québec contemporian.

By: Bida, Constantin. (editor).

Price: $17.60

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Librairie Deom.: 1968

Seller ID: 23619

Condition: 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: A... View more info

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Ghost in the Wheels: Selected Poems.

By: Birney, Earle.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McLelland and Stewart.: 1977

Seller ID: 29545

ISBN: 0771014082

Condition: 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. View more info

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Last Makings.

By: Birney, Earle.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McLelland and Stewart.: 1991

Seller ID: 29922

ISBN: 0771014716

Condition: 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. View more info

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Wintering.

By: Blake, Rosemary.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC., Ekstasis Editions.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26627

ISBN: 1897430086

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Wintering.

By: Blake, Rosemary.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC., Ekstasis Editions.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27795

ISBN: 1897430086

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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Transfiguration.

By: Blodgett, E. D. and Jacques Brault.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Saint-Laurent, Quebec., Editions du Noroit / BuschekBooks.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24767

ISBN: 0969990464

Condition: 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 s... View more info

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Labyrinthine.

By: Bourne, Lesley-Anne.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Wolsak and Wynn.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29411

ISBN: 0919897991

Condition: 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. ... View more info

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Land to Light on.

By: Brand, Dionne.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart.: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26725

ISBN: 077101645X

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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Poems for Heart and Home

By: Broadworth, Myrtle

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1982

Seller ID: 20031

Condition: 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. View more info

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This Stranger Wood.

By: Brown, Allan.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Quarry Press.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29408

ISBN: 0919627021

Condition: 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. View more info

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This Stranger Wood.

By: Brown, Allan.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Quarry Press.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29409

ISBN: 0919627021

Condition: 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. Small scuff marks on the author's photo on the back cover and general though light wear to the covers. Otherwise the interior is clean with a tight binding. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced when ordered. View more info