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1 Acorn, Milton MORE POEMS FOR PEOPLE
Toronto NC Press Limited 1972 091960001X First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
112 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Milton Acorn on the front endpaper. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a slightly faded but uncreased spine; minor rubbing on the front cover; aside from the poet's signature, no interior markings. Herein are poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: Bethuniverse; Poem on Life Insurance and Combat; I'll be a Statue to Myself; At Dawson Creek Hotel; It's the Last Stormtime; The Dolphin Knight; In Ottawa Streets; When the Ship of Villainy Went Down; To the Canadian Ruling Class; Ode to the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church; The Sleeping Giant; My Love's Been Bitten; The Schooner Blue Goose; The Man All Sprocketed with Shadows; War Bonnet; Gentle Goddess; and many more. 
Price: 38.45 CDN
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2 Amis, Kingsley; Cochrane, James THE GREAT BRITISH SONGBOOK
London Faber and Faber 1986 0571151337 / 9780571151332 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
269 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the covers and spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Herein are the lyrics from songs too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: Rule Britannia by James Thomson; Heart of Oak by David Garrick; The Minstrel Boy by Thomas Moore; The Wearing of the Green by Dion Boucicault; When Johnny Comes Marching Home - anonymous; Keep the Home Fires Burning by Lena Guilbert Ford; The White Cliffs of Dover by Nat Burton; The Wassail Song - anonymous; To Be a Pilgrim by John Bunyan; All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander; Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow by Sabine Baring-Gould; Greensleeves - anonymous; Song to Silvia by William Shakespeare; There is a Lady Sweet and Kind by Thomas Ford; O My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns; Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns; Comin' thro' the Rye - anonymous; Bredon Hill by A. E. Housman; The English Rose by Basil Hood; Spanish Ladies - anonymous; Bonnie Dundee by Sir Walter Scott; A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One by W. S. Gilbert; All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor by A. J. Mills, and many, many more. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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3 Anderson, Rod SKY FALLING SUNNY TOMORROW
Toronto Wolsak and Wynn 1989 0919897169 / 9780919897168 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
78 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Herein are poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: Stepping Stones; Circles; The New Physics; Tapestry; Single Parent; City Hall Wedding Room; Hum Combing; Syntactics; Guilty as Charged; Dog Knows; and many more. 
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4 Anonymous (editor) (John Keats; Robert Burns; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) DAYS WITH THE POETS: Keats; Burns; Longfellow
London Hodder and Stoughton 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Each section, Keats, Burns and Longfellow, is individually paginated at 48 pages. Brown cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel; colour portraits of each poet on the front panel; decorated in gilt on the spine; olive green endpapers; ribbon marker. Illustrated with tipped-in colour plates by: E. W. Haslehurst; W. J. Neatby; Dudley Hardy; W. H. Margetson; Dudley Tennant; J. Finnemore; H. M. Brock; and A. E. Jackson. All plates present and accounted for. Light wear at the corners with some rubbing on the front cover; previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper; hinges tight, gutters intact. Discussion and poetry with three of the greats. From a time when poets were well known and well-respected, and the people who could read actually read a lot of poetry - they understood it was important and worthwhile. 
Price: 43.95 CDN
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5 Arnold, Les BLACK JACK CROW - Song and Dance Man
London, Ontario The Clean Snatch Jerk'n Press 1973 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Ephemera 8vo Signed by Author
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in card covers. Signed by Les Arnold on the half-title page. Light rubbing on the corners; aside from author's writing, no interior markings. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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6 Arnold, Matthew (introduction by A. T. Quiller-Couch) THE POEMS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD 1849 - 1867
London Henry Frowde - Oxford University Press 1909 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 16mo 
414 pp. Burgundy leather decorated in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers; illustrated title page; gilt upper edge; ribbon marker. Light edge and corner wear with some rubbing at the head and foot of the spine; no interior markings. The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next - Matthew Arnold said that. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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7 Atwood, Margaret (foreword) BARBED LYRES - Canadian Venomous Verse
Toronto Key Porter Books 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Aislin; 
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. 
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8 Atwood, Margaret (foreword) BARBED LYRES - Canadian Venomous Verse
Toronto Key Porter Books 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Aislin; 
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. 
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9 Baker, Aidan FINGERSPELLING - Poems and Drawings
Toronto Penumbra Press 2000 1894131002 / 9781894131001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo 
68 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Fingerspelling is the story in verse of a man who becomes romantically involved with a hearing impaired woman. It tells of his attempts to understand his own feelings for her, and how her disability affects her relations with others, the world, and himself. Essentially, this is about communication. 
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10 Barrett, Herb (editor) (Wayne Ray; Belle Avery; Shaunt Basmajian; Herb Batt; Catherine M. Buckaway; John J. Carey; Suzanne Duce; Chris Faiers; William Hart; Linda Hutton; Beth Jankola; Irving Kalushner; Don L. A. Keegan; Karen Kusch; Jean McDavid) TIDEPOOL 2 - An Anthology of Haiku Poetry
Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Haiku Workshop Press 1985 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
83 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Writing by: Wayne Ray; Belle Avery; Shaunt Basmajian; Herb Batt; Catherine M. Buckaway; John J. Carey; Suzanne Duce; Chris Faiers; William Hart; Linda Hutton; Beth Jankola; Irving Kalushner; Don L. A. Keegan; Karen Kusch; Jean McDavid; Lenard D. Moore; Mary Partridge; J. B. Reynolds; Ronald Rice; Margaret Saunders; Jeff Seffinga; Dorothy Cameron Smith; Felicity Swart; George Swede; and Lorraine Vernon. 
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11 Battson, Jill ELVIS IS EVERYWHERE - and Other Poems
Toronto Talking Pictures Press 1992 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
Unpaginated. The covers appear to be handmade paper bound in yarn; and the endpapers also appear to be handmade, from assorted fibres. Light rubbing on the corners with a crease on the lower left of the back cover; no interior markings. Herein are poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: The Marketplace; San Bernardino Blues; Jazz Trio; Evaporation; Blister from Hell; My Day in Allan Gardens; Preparing Tea; and many more. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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12 Baudelaire, Charles (edited by Marthiel and Jackson Mathews) THE FLOWERS OF EVIL - A Selection
New York New Directions 1958 081120006X / 9780811200066 Eleventh Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xvii) 168 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and a few scuff marks on the front cover; no interior markings. Along with a Foreword and 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. 
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13 Baudelaire, Charles (edited by Marthiel and Jackson Mathews) THE FLOWERS OF EVIL - A Selection
New York New Directions 1958 081120006X / 9780811200066 Later Printing Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
(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. 
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14 Bayliffe, John A SOLDIER'S BOOK OF VERSE
England Private Printing 1945 First Edition Paperback Very Good- Ephemera 12mo 
55 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Edge and corner wear with some minor discolouration on the covers. Herein are poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: War and Peace; A New Year's Greeting; England - Our Heritage; The Clock; Dream of Dreams; The Youth of England; It All Depends on You; Full Private; Home Ahoy; and many more. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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15 Birney, Earle RAG AND BONESHOP
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1971 0771014090 / 9780771014093 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
Unpaginated. Trade paperback format. Signed by Earle Birney on the half-title page. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the front hinge and an uncreased spine. Herein are poems too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: Once Upon a High Hill; The Mammoth Corridors; First Flight; Toronto March; Halifax; Newfoundland; If Only Someone Else Would Come; The Marriage; Pnome; Found Prose from the Leacock Centennial; Strine Authors Meet; Song for Sunsets; and many more. 
Price: 43.95 CDN
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16 Bissett, Bill (introduction by Len Early) BEYOND EVEN FAITHFUL LEGENDS - Selected Poems 1962 - 1976
Vancouver Talonbooks 1980 0889221723 / 9780889221727 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Bill Bissett; 
160 pp. Personalized inscription by Bill Bissett on the half title page. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; store stamped. Cover art by Bill Bissett. There are far too many poems here to list them all but some of the highlights are: Post Ressurection City Blues; Whats Happening Ozone Cum Back We Still Love Yu; Nuclear Circular; Lebanon Voices; Song for Ooljah; Killer Whale; The Emergency Ward; Nobody Owns the Earth; The Magic Lure of Sea Shells; and many, many more. 
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17 Blair, E. J. (from a story by H. N. S. MacKenzie) THE BLACK CHRIST - A Narrative Poem of West Indian Origin
St. Catherines, Ontario Old Registry House 1977 0969066201 / 9780969066200 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo G. P. Debenham; Signed by Author
53 pp. Personalized inscription on the half-title page by E. J. Blair. Black cloth with the title and a small pictorial stamped into the front panel; lettered in white on the spine; black endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings by G. P. Debenham. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. 
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18 Blair, E. J. (from a story by H. N. S. MacKenzie) THE BLACK CHRIST - A Narrative Poem of West Indian Origin
St. Catherines, Ontario Old Registry House 1977 0969066201 / 9780969066200 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo G. P. Debenham; Signed by Author
53 pp. Personalized inscription on the half-title page by E. J. Blair. Black cloth with the title and a small pictorial stamped into the front panel; lettered in white on the spine; black endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings by G. P. Debenham. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; previous owner's name inside. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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19 Blodgett, E. D. APOSTROPHES - Woman at a Piano
Ottawa, Ontario BuschekBooks 1996 0969990405 / 9780969990406 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
72 pp. Signed by E. D. Blodgett on the title page. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and the Governor General's Literary Award label on the front cover; aside from the poet's signature, no interior markings. There are far too many poems here - poem-meditations - to list them all but some of the highlights are: Woman at a Piano; Late Fall; Nowhere Falls; Coming Back; Birth; Antiphonal; and many more. 
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20 Blodgett, E. D. APOSTROPHES III - Alone Upon the Earth
Ottawa, Ontario BuschekBooks 1999 0969990472 / 9780969990475 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
72 pp. Signed by E. D. Blodgett on the title page. Trade paperback with French flaps. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the poet's signature, no interior markings. There are far too many poems here - poem-meditations - to list them all but some of the highlights are: Figure; Primavera; Spheres; Peripeties; Light Music; Balloons; Possession; Radiance; Still Life; and many more. 
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