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1 A.E. (George Russell) RUSSELL, George Homeward : Songs by the Way. 2nd Mosher ed.
Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine , 1904, 
A.E. (George Russell). Homeward : Songs by the Way. Portland, Maine : Thomas B. Mosher, MDCCCCIV. Second Mosher Edition Limited to 450 Copies. Denson 2G. Spine darkened, 1" tear to top of spine, else vg. 50.00

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2 ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX FOX, Gail Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl
Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1973, ISBN:0887500765 
ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX. Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl. [Ottawa] : Oberon Press, (1973). Pp (64). 8vo, black card covers, illustrated and lettered in red. In nthe New Canadian Poets series. Lloyd Abbey was born in London, Ontario, in 1943, and taught for many years as a professor of English literature at the University of British Columbia. He now lives in Vancouver,British Columbia, where he writes full time. Gail Fox is a poet (born at W illimantic, Conn. in 1942) who immigrated to Canada in 1963 and came to public attention in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a group of writers centered at Queen's. Some edgewear, old prce sticker, else very good. 15.00

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3 ACORN, Milton Brain's the Target. Ryerson Poetry Chap-Book No.199
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1960, 
ACORN, Milton. The Brain's the Target. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1960).First Edition. Pp (2),3-16. With Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books list on rear en dpapers. 8vo, blue paper-covered boards. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charl ottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Ryerson Poetry Chap-Book No.199, limited to 250 copies.. The poems: "Libertad", "Charlottetown Harbour", "Old Property", Islanders", "Belle", "The Island", "Mike", "At El Cortijo", "Problem", "July Creatures", "Lyric", "In the Thief's Mindseye", "The Trout Pond" and "The Fights". A tiny bit cocked, slight discolouration to the spine, old pencilled prices on front end-paper, else very good indeed, clean and tight. 220.00

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4 ACORN, Milton Dig Up My Heart : Selected Poems 1952-83. First Edition.
McCleland and Stewart, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0771000030 
ACORN, Milton. Dig Up My Heart : Selected Poems 1952-83. (Toronto) : McCleland and Stewart, (1983). First Edition. Pp. (16),17-221,(3). 8vo, brown card covers with black lettering to front and spine. In The Modern Canadian Poets Series. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Spadoni and Donnelly 3408. "There is only one Milton Acorn. Gritty, heart-stricken, boisterous, soaring, this is a poet of vast anger and vast tenderness, amilitant improbable humanist in holey jeans. 'Dig Up My Heart' reveals the scope and passion of a major achievement in contemporary poetry." - from t he rear cover. Name inked to flyleaf, else a very good, tight copy. 40.00

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5 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition in dustjacket
NC Press, 1975, 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. First Edition. Pp [1]-122,(6). 8vo, brown cloth. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Near-fine in very lightly rubbed dustjacket. 140.00

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6 ACORN, Milton COMPTON, Anne, (ed.) Edge of Home : Milton Acorn from the Island.
Island Studies Press, Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown, 2002, ISBN:091901335x 
ACORN, Milton. The Edge of Home : Milton Acorn from the Island. Poems selected by Anne Compton, with a preface and introduction. Charlottetown, PEI : Island Studies Press, Institute of Island Studies, 2002. Pp. [1]-121,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with French flaps. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. A modest selection of the poetic works of Acorn, arranged chronologically and chosen from all parts of his literary career. Very good. 12.00

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7 ACORN, Milton SOWDON, Michael I Shout Love [and] On Shaving Off His Beard. pbk in dj
Village Book Store Press, Toronto, 1971, 
ACORN, Milton. I Shout Love [and] On Shaving Off His Beard. The illustrations are by : Michal Sowdon. Toronto : Village Book Store Press, 1971. Pp (80). Small 8vo, plain grey card covers, with printed brown dustjacket. MiltonJames Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his p eers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Fine in fine dustjacket.50.00

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8 ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard LEMM, Richard Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. in dj. signed
Carleton University Press, Ottawa, 1999, 1999 0886293405 / 9780886293406 
(ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard. Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. (Ottawa) : Carleton University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-279,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth.

"Through archival and private sources, many previously untapped, Richard Lemm connects Acorn?s self-perpetuated image as a working-class rebel, and his peculiar brand of communism, to his employment history and experience of war. The poet's troubled relationships with family members, his wife - writer Gwendolyn MacEwan - lovers, other writers and friends, and his chronic ill-health are all explored as sources of both personal pain and inspiration."

"A fine critical biography of one of Canada's great poets." - Patrick Lane.

Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.

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9 ACORN, Milton. DEAHL, James (ed.) I Shout Love and other poems. First Edition.
Aya Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0920544509 
ACORN, Milton. I Shout Love and other poems. Edited [and with an introduction] by James Deahl. Toronto : Aya Press, 1987. First Printing. Pp. (8),9-[92],(4). 8vo, green illustrated card covers with black lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923,Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "'I Shout Love and Other Poems' collects, for the first time, all of the poems from Milton Acorn's first three small publications. Also included are the initial (1958) and final (1970) versions of his well-known performance piece, 'I Shout Love',a never before available to the public. Rough yet tender, angry yet forgiving, Acorn is, in the words of Al Purdy, 'a man who, in a handful of poems, comes somewhere close to greatness'." - from the rear cover. Contents: "I Shout Love" (June, 1958 version); I: In Love and Anger: "My Love, A Fierce Altruist", "To My Little Sister About Her Illness", "This Is The heart", "Sonnet", "Obituary", "The Dead", "I Must GoBack", "A Lovers' Secret", "Girl", "Remembering", "The Miner's Wife", "I W ill Not Love You Too Much", "November", 'Tweisty's ANswer To The Parson", "Jack And The River", "The Sandwichmen". II: Against A League Of Liars: "Industrial Democracy", "I WIll Arise And Go Now", "Poem for '59-'60", "Cynicism", "The Case Of Ivan Sonovich", "Pit Accident", "Death's Incarnation", "Winter Boarders", "Letter To My Redheaded Son", "Savages", "Picasso's 'SeatedAthlete With Child'", "Iron Marriage", "Hummingbird", "Annie's Son", "More Blessed". III: The Brain's The Target: "Libertad", "Charlottetown Harbour" , "Old Property", "Islanders", "Belle", "The Island", "Mike", "At El Cortijo", "Problem", "July Creatures", "Lyric", "In The Thief's Mindseye", "The Trout Pond", "The Fights". IV: I Shout Love: "I Shout Love (final, 1970 version). Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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10 ACORN, Milton. DEAHL, James. NEKLER, Gilda. Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets.
Unfinished Monuments Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:092097631x 
ACORN, Milton and James DEAHL. A Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets. Art by Gilda Nekler. Toronto: Unfinished Monuments Press, 1987. Pp (8),[1]-30,(2). 8vo, stapled illustrated greyish wrappers with red lettering to front cover. "The jackpine sonnet: an irregular sonnet of 13 or 17 (or even 14) lines. This 20th cetury form retains the pithy, expressive qualities of the traditional sonnet; but, freed from rhyme and lockstep metre, it takes on a loose and rangy vitality. Here are 12 jackpine sonnets by the manwho named the form: Milton Acorn, the Peoples' Poet. And 12 more by James Deahl, who learned the foprm from Acorn and brings his own voice to it. These 24 poems touch on love, politics, history: the spirit of nations, places, people and gods. They belong to a Canadian tradition which stretches backto Lampman and forward to a new generation of poets." -from the rear cover . Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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11 ACORN, Milton. PURDY, Al, introd. Whiskey Jack. First Edition, paperback.
HMS Press, Toronto , 1986, ISBN:0919957218 
ACORN, Milton. Whiskey Jack. Introduction by Al Purdy. Toronto : HMS Press,(October 1986). First Printing (stated). Pp. (2),3-47,(1). 8vo, illustrate d whtie card covers with blank spine, red lettering to front cover. 28 poems by Acorn (1923-1986) of Prince Edward Island. Includes the following poems: "The Raven Conceit", "The Redheaded Woodpecker", "The Great Blue Heron","Hummingbird", "Notions In A Letter From Outback", "At Saint Michael's Hos pital", "The Bourgeoisie", "Garbage", "A Mass For The Unborn New Dead", "ToDraw a Robin", "Nest with an Eagle", "The Ballad of Den-mother Raven", "Th e Robin's Dawn Song", "The Intellectual's Nemesis", "The Whiskey Jack", "The Nostril Mite", "The War of the Sparrows", "Wild Strawberries", "The Crowsof Perth Country", "Portrait of Elizabeth I", "Mister Owl", "October Twent y-first Nineteen-eighty-one", "Tom Tac's Running Sonnet", "What Right Has aGull", "The Canadian Moon", "The Blackbird (for Jim)", "The Unlighted Hour ", and "Sonnet X". Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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12 ADAMS, Richard BAYLEY, Nicola Tyger Voyage
Jonathan Cape, London, 1976, ISBN:0224012371 
ADAMS, Richard. The Tyger Voyage. London: Jonathan Cape, (1976). Pp. [1]-30, (2). Illustrated by Nicola Bayley. 8vo, illustrated green card covered boards. The story told in rhyming verse of two shipwrecked tigers and their adventures in distant lands. Rear paste-down starting to come unglued, lightwear to corners and ends of spine, else vg. 10.00

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13 ADCOCK, Fleur WHITEHEAD, Gilliam ALBRECHT, Gretchen Hotspur : A Ballad. signed pbk.
Blood Axe Books, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1986, ISBN:1852240016 
ADCOCK, Fleur. Hotspur : A Ballad by Fleur Adcock, for music by Gillian Whitehead. With monoprints by Gretchen Albrecht. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne): Blood Axe Books, (1986). Pp. (28). Unpaginated. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled black card covers. Vg. Signed without inscription by Adcock on the title page. 10.00

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14 AITKEN, Kelley, Sue GOYETTE, and Barbara SCOTT. LYON, Annabel. McKAY, Don. STENSON, Fred. First Writes.
Banff Centre Press, Banff, AB, 2005, ISBN:1894773160 
AITKEN, Kelley, Sue GOYETTE, and Barbara SCOTT, eds. First Writes. (Banff, AB): The Banff Centre Press, 2005. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-149,(3). 8vo, illustrated brown, white and green card covers with black and white lettering to front cover and to brown spine. "It's one thing to sign on for the long and lonely apprenticeship that is the life of a writer; most writers have, or eventually develop, a certain talen for that kind of solitude. But when it comes time to publish that first book, the experience of crossing the line from private to public space can be daunting -- even overwhelming. 'First Writes' explores the trepidations and trioumphs of becoming apublished author. In it, Canadian authors describe their 'first writes' by writing openly, sometimes scathingly, and often hilariously, of their expe ctations and insecurities, humiliations and triumphs at every stage of publication. In this collection, novelists, playwrights, poets, filmmakers, andshort story writers offer anecdotes, musings, and reminiscences on the oft en bewildering process of having a first book published." - from the rear cover. Includes selections from: Kelley Aitken, Paul Anderson, Antonia Banyard, bill bissett, Paulette Dube, Eric Folsom, Sue Goyette, Elizabeth Greene, Irene Guilford, Greg Hollingshead, Helen Humphreys, Chrs Koentges, Jeanette Lynes, Annabel Lyon, Rick Maddocks, Don McKay, K.D. Miller, Lorie Miseck, Kim Moritsugu, Leilah Nadir, Peter Oliva, Ruth Roach Pierson, Sina Queyras, Gloria Sawai, Barbara Scott, Anne Simpson, Joan Skogan, Susannah M. Smith, Fred Stenson, Valerie Weiss, and Rachel Wyatt. Faint crease to front cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 14.00

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Pleasures of Imagination, The. A New Edition. To Which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem, by Mrs. Barbauld, AKENSIDE, Mark, M.D.
15 AKENSIDE, Mark, M.D. Pleasures of Imagination, The. A New Edition. To Which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem, by Mrs. Barbauld
Cadell, London, 1825, 
AKENSIDE, Mark, M.D. The Pleasures of Imagination A New Edition. To Which is prefixed A Critical Essay on the Poem, by Mrs. Barbauld. London : Printedfor T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1825. Pp (4).[3]-157 + frontispiece + engrav ed title page. 1/4 cloth, original paper-covered board, paper spine label. Rear hinge split, lower section of title pages dampstained, old name on title page. Some wear to boards, spine label chipped and darkened, else very good in original boards. 80.00

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16 ALBERTI, Rafael. MALLAN, Lloyd, trans. Poets of the Year series). Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti. First Edition.
New Directions, New York, 1944, 
ALBERTI, Rafael. Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti. Translated by Lloyd Mallan for the Poets of the Year. (New York): New Directions, (1944). First Printing. Pp. (32). Unpaginated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with red decoration of bull to front cover, red and black lettering to front cover, french flaps. A volume in The Poets of the Year series. "So great has grown the fame of Garcia Lorca that another modern Spanish poet -- Rafael Alberti -- who deserves to rank with hum has been unjustly obscured. Alberti, a friend of Lorca's is now in exile, living in Argentina. It is hard to present an important poet in a brief selection, but Mr. Mallan has made an excellent choice of significant poems from different phases of Alberti's evolution.His early lyrics, his poems in surrealist vein, his great elegy for the de ath of the bullfighter Ignacio Sanchez Mejias, and finally poems inspired by the Spanish Civil War are all represented here. To them Mr. Mallan has prefaced a brief but revelatory account of Alberti's work." - from the front flap. Includes the following poems: "Three Poems from 'Marinero en Tierra':Vendor's Submarine Cry, If My Voice Should Die On Land, and Physical Geogr aphy', "Open Letter", "Buster Keaton Searches Through the Forest for His Sweetheart, a Full-Blooded Cow (A Poem for Recitation)", "Guests of the Mists(Thre Recollections of Heaven, in homage to Gustavo Adolfo Becquer)", "Tha t Burning Horse Through the Lost Forests (An Elegy for Fernando Villalon, 1881-1930)", "To See and Not to See You (An Elegy for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias)", and "Four War Poems: They Fell and Did Not Fall, The Soldiers Sleep, Nocturne, And After the War". Light browning to spine, nicking to spine ends,corner of front flap trimmed (but not price-clipped), else very good. Ex-l ibris R.J. MacSween, with his acquisition note inked to half-title. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 30.00

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17 ALDINGTON, Richard Complete Poems of Richard Aldington. First Edition in dustjacket
Allan Wingate,, London , 1948, 
ALDINGTON, Richard. The Complete Poems of Richard Aldington. London : AllanWingate, (1948). First Edition. Pp 366. 8vo, blue cloth. Very good in rubb ed and nicked dustjacket. 50.00

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18 ALDINGTON, Richard Complete Poems of Richard Aldington. First Edition in dustjacket
Allan Wingate,, London , 1948, 
ALDINGTON, Richard. The Complete Poems of Richard Aldington. London : AllanWingate, (1948). First Edition. Pp 366. 8vo, blue cloth. Kershaw, A Biblio graphy of the Works of Richard Aldington, 35. Very good in dustjacket (half-inch chip to top rear panel). 60.00

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19 ALDINGTON, Richard Poems of Richard Aldington. First American Edition.
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1934, 
ALDINGTON, Richard. The Poems of Richard Aldington. Garden City, New York :Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,1934. First US Edition. Pp. 372. 8vo, bla ck cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Kershaw, A Bibliography of the Works of Richard Aldington, 34. Spine sunned to brown, some small specks to rubbed cloth, else vg. 25.00

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20 ALFORD, Norman YEATS, W.B.) Rhymers' Club
Cormorant Press, Sidney, BC, 1980, 
ALFORD, Norman. The Rhymers' Club. (Sidney, BC): Cormorant Press, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(1),1-165,(1). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In the early 1890s, twelve poets and their guests met fairly regularly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the tavern off Fleet Street, and occasionally at other rendezvous. They called themselves the Rhymers' Club and included among their numbers W.B. Yeats, Arthur Symons, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, and John Davidson." - from the preface. Contents: 1. The Beginnings of the Rhymers' Club; 2. The Meetings of the Rhymers' Club; 3. TheBooks of the Rhymers' Club; 4. William Butler Yeats; 5. Arthur Symons; 6. The Dowson Legend; 7. Ernest Dowson; 8. Lionel Johnson; 9. John Davidson; 10. The Dispersal of the Rhymers: Retrospect. With appendices and bibliography at rear. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good. 16.00

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