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Multiple Choices: New and Selected Poems, 1961-1976.

By: Howith, Harry.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oakville, Ontario., Mosaic Press. / Valley Editions.: (1976)

Seller ID: 24111

ISBN: 0889620407

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; 95 pp. Dark blue wraps with black lettering on covers and spine (very hard to read I must say). The author's note from the copyright page: "This book contains poems which I wish to preserve. Most were first published in other volumes, but have since been revised; thirteen are recent and hitherto unpublished". Very light shelf wear to the cover edges, otherwise fine. View more info

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Canadian Poems & Resurrected Fragments.

By: Hume, Richard.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario., Privately published.: 1977

Seller ID: 29179

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 127 pp. Off-white covers with black lettering and art work. Twenty one poems in the "Canadian Poems" cycle and 19 poems in the "Resurrected Fragments" cycle. Four page introduction by the author and illustrated with black and white drawings by Julie Hume. No additional printings are noted. Printed on a cream coloured laid paper by "The Porcupine's Quill" of Erin, Ontario. Minor shelf wear and light soiling to the covers, otherwi... View more info

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Signs Against an Empty Sky.

By: Hume, Stephen.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ontario., Quadrant Editions: 1980

Seller ID: 16505

ISBN: 0864950004

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 77 pp. Printed and bound by The Porcupine's Quill. First book by Hume. Minor edgewear, former owner's name on verso of front cover. View more info

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Anthem

By: Humphreys, Helen

Price: $8.00

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

Seller ID: 20175

ISBN: 1894078020

Condition: Very Good


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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Nail Polish.

By: Irving, Layton.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16163

ISBN: 0771048548

Condition: Good


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; 86 - (2) - pp. A collection of 62 new poems with illustrated cover - a bust of Layton by Esther Wertheimer. The covers are scuffed with moderate edge wear while the interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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Tom Thomson in Purgatory.

By: Jollimore, Troy.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Holstein, Ontario., Exile Editions.: 2007

Seller ID: 29414

ISBN: 1550960970

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 16.5 cm.; (8) - 100 pp. First published in 2006 by Margie of the US, this is the first Canadian edition. Illustrated with 3 full colour reproductions of Thomson's paintings. One page introduction by Billy Collins. Minor wear to the fore corners of the front cover, else very clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Flux.

By: Jones, Elizabeth.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Borealis Press.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29929

ISBN: 0919594697

Condition: Good


12mo - 19 x 14 cm.; xi - 99 pp. First edition as per the copyright page. Eighty poems in this collection by a South African emigré now residing in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. Minor wear and light soiling to the covers along with 2 minor bumps to the fore edge corners on the front that has given rise to small dog-eared creases on several pages. otherwise very clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Jasmine from the Balcony.

By: Keefer, Janice Kulyk.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Holstein, Ontario., Exile Editions.: 2006

Seller ID: 24032

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; [12] - 42 - [2] pp. "A special limited edition of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author". This is copy #22. Also signed by the illustrator on the dedication page. This book was produced for Keefer's readings at the Eden Mills Festival and the Ottawa International Writers Festival, both of 2006. The cover edges show very slight edge wear. View more info

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Dragons and Me.

By: Kensett, Robert C.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Self-Published: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12764

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 66 pp. Kensett's first book of poetry, reflections on his love for his wife, thoughts on the grandeurs of nature and some whimsy. Illustrated with small vignettes done in a light gray randomly placed on the pages. Signed and inscribed by the author "Bob" on the second page. The cover edges show very light wear.; Signed by Author View more info

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Collected Thoughts.

By: Koepke, Gertrude.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Canada., Privately published.:

Seller ID: 26222

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 13 cm.; 36 pp. Off-white wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. A collection of 30 poems by Gerturde dedicated to her family and friends. Signed by the author on the dedication page. Minor soiling and edge wear to the covers, else fine. View more info

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Canadian Writers and Their Works: Poetry Series, Volume Three, (III), (3).

By: Lecker, Robert with Jack David and Ellen Quigley. (editors).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., ECW Press: 1987

Seller ID: 17448

ISBN: 0920763197

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [8] - 188 - [12] pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Introduction by George Woodcock. Each of the four poets covered in this volume are given an extensive biographical / critical essay along with notes and a bibliography. Contents: 1 - "Raymong Knister and His Works" by Joy Kuropatwa, 2 - "Dorothy Livesay and Her Works" by Paul Denham, 3 - "E. J. Pratt and His Works" by Peter Buitenhuis, 4... View more info

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When Shaving Seems Like Suicide

By: Lee, John B.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Goose Lane.: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21977

ISBN: 0864921381

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 95 pp. Some light soiling and general shelf wear on cover, inscribed by author on half-title page. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Quand les hommes vivront d'amour.

By: Levesque, Raymond.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bougainville, Quebec., Editions de l'Arc.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21756

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 16 cm.; 136 - [8] pp. The pages are unopened on the fore and head edges. One of the "Collection de l'Escarfel". The text is in French. The book shows mild shelf wear to the externals and the back cover is soiled on the surface. View more info

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I Am a Rose.

By: Levitt, Stacey.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately published.: 1999

Seller ID: 28662

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 89 - (15) pp. Full colour photographic wraps with french folds on the fore edges. First published in 1996, this is the fifth private printing with the layout, typesetting and printing done by the Porcupine's Quill of Erin, Ontario which means that the production values are very high indeed with the paper being a Zephyr Antique Laid stock. Worthy of the poems within indeed. Loosely laid in is a printed form letter (unsigned) from Ned & Cheryl Levitt (St... View more info

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Bloom - poems.

By: Lista, Michael.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., House of Anansi Press.: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28581

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (12) - 76 - (8) pp. A poetic retelling of an accident that happened in the last days of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in New Mexico. The cover edges have some very slight wear, otherwise the book is as-new. View more info

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Collected Poems: The Two Seasons.

By: Livesay, Dorothy.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson.: 1972

Seller ID: 29543

ISBN: 0070774323

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xvi - 368 pp. From the back cover: "Drawn from her eleven previously published volumes and a large body of unpublished work selected by the author, this collection represents the largest, most definitive and most complete source of Miss Livesay's work ever printed. The poems, spanning almost fifty years, create a rare psychic autobiography." Minor wear to the cover edges, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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No Solid Ground.

By: Lush, Richard.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Wolsak & Wynn: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15183

ISBN: 0919897231

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 78 pp. Lush's third collection of poems. His first collection was desribed as " . . . 'classical' modern poems - felt but crafted, wistful and formal yet genuine". Inscribed, signed and dated by the author on the title page. The cover edges show a hint of shelf wear.; Signed by Author 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

Seller ID: 15184

ISBN: 0919897010

Condition: Near Fine


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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Birds of Passage. Selected Poems, 1966-1996.

By: MacDonald, Bernell. (Bernie).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Margot Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16160

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 257 pp. White card stock covers with brown lettering and brown and green art work. Published in a limited edition of 1000. A collection of 222 poems, many having been previously published. MacDonald is a native of Prince Edward Island and has been widely published in various literary journals and his poems have been read on CBC radio. Signed and dated by the author with a personalized inscription on the first page. The cover edges show a hint of wear... 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

Seller ID: 15365

Condition: Near Fine


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