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41 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition, paperback
NC Press, 1975, 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. First Edition. Pp [1]-122,(6). 8vo, card covers. 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. Top inch sunned, rubbed, name, else very good. 20.00

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42 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition, paperback, Signed
NC Press, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:091960031x 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. [Cover adds: "Poems from Prince Edward Island"]. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. Pp. (8),9-122,(6). 8vo, illustratedorange card covers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlotte town, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamedThe People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwrigh t. Includes the following poems: "The Island Means Minago", "The Island", "I Milton Acorn", "To Write a Love Poem", "Lea Side in a Gale", "Offshore Breeze", "Rent Collection", "To Write a Poem of Walter Patterson", "I Wish toWrite an Assinine Mock-Ode", "The Execution of William Able, Rent Collecto r, by a Farmer Named Pierce", "William Cooper", "Hypothetical Meeting Between William Cooper and William Lyon Mackenzie", "William Lyon Mackenzie", "1837-39", "John Dhru MacIntosh Stands Up in Church", "You Growing", "GrowingOn", "A Shard of Steel", "The Schooner", "Dragging for Traps", "The Squall ", "That Corrugated Look to Water", "Whale Poem", "The Figure in the Landscape", "Winter Sunrise", "January Sparrow", "Charlottetown Harbour", "Old Property", "Bump, Bump, Bump Little Heart", "A Hard Knot", "When My Lover Looks at Me", "The Wind Rustles the Forest", "The Red Rooster", "Whatever Happened to Princetown", "The Trout Pond", "Hummingbird", "Scene from the Road to Charlottetown", "George Coles", "Incident from the Land Struggle", "I Worry", "Death Walks on Petty Feet", "Interpretation of a Cannon", "The Bronze Piper", "Hundred Proof Earth", "Belle", "Islanders", "Callum", "The Houseis Gone", "The Ballad of the Pink-Brown Fence", "Daddy", "Poem", "Ham and One", "My Soul's a Wolverine", "Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage", "I Wanted to Love You", "Sometimes I Nibble My Heel", "Islanders Are...", "The Newfie Bullet", "The Fighting Cape Bretoners", "Jim", "Tom Thomson's Photo", "Rose in Absence", "The Lead War", "Ojibway Louis Cameron Speaks in Toronto", "Boundless Alcoholics of the Boundless West", "Joe Euston", "Passing Monument", "Hotel Fire", "Mister Trotsky", "We Carried Him...", "and "If You're Stronghearted". Light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed anddated (without inscription) by Acorn on the half-title leaf. 50.00

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43 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, Toronto, ON, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto, Canada : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp (8),9-109,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated green card covers. 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. "In1956, at the age of 33, he sold his carpenter's tools to becaome a full-ti me poet. Today, at the age of 54, he launches, perhaps his greatest achievement in versatility and craftsmanship." - from rear. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The CanadianBank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's t he Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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44 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp. 109. 8vo, green illustrated card covers, white titles to front and 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. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The Canadian Bank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's the Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, crease to front upper corner, else very good. Author's signed inscription on the half-title. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 45.00

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45 ACORN, Milton More Poems for People. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
1972, 
ACORN, Milton. More Poems for People. Toronto : NC Press, 1972. 8vo, cardcovers. 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. Lightly rubbed, else very good. Signed by Acorn in 1973. 35.00

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46 ACORN, Milton and James DEAHL DEAHL, James MEKLER, Gilda Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets. signed by Deahl and Mekler
1987, 
ACORN, Milton and James DEAHL. A Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets. Art by Gilda Mekler. Tor.: Unfinished Monuments Press, 1987. Pp 30. 8vo, wraps. Inscribed by James E. Deahl to Canadian poet Fred Cogswell at Acorn's Wake, March 22, 1987. Also, signed by Gilda Mekler. Near-fine. 50.00

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47 ACORN, Milton BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate.
Synaxis Press, Dewdney, B.C., 2006, ISBN:919672469 
(ACORN, Milton). BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and MiltonAcorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate. Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, (200 6). Pp (2),[i]-viii,1-174. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers. “In Beyond Bethune, Terry Barker provides us with an insightful discussion of people's poetry which will be of great interest to literary critics. But students of religion and philosophy also have much to learn from this volume, for it includes a trenchant analysis of gnostic modernity based on the author's careful reading of C.S. Lewis, George Grant and Eric Voegelin.” - Lawrence E. Schmidt, quoted on the back cover. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is bestknown for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and i s credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988).Very good, with erratum sheet (page 123)laid in. Signed with inscription b y the author to Mrs. George P. Grant. 35.00

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48 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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49 ACORN, Milton LAING, Don MILLER, Glenn HEAD, Jim In the Sky
Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1976, 
ACORN, Milton. "In the Sky". A poem published in Signatures : Poems of Canada : Two, edited by Jim Head, Don Laing and Glenn Miller, p. 55. (Don Mills, Ont.): Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1976). Pp. 70. Large 8vo, red card covers, grey ill. to front, grey titles to front and spine. Also includes Alden Nowlan's "On the Nature of Human Compassion"; Margaret Atwood's "Bull Song" and "The Animals in That Country": Irving Layton's "The Predator". Verical crease the length of the front cover, spine and front worn, else vg. 15.00

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50 ACORN, Milton PURDY, Al MacEWEN, Gwendolyn LAYTON, Irving Cross-Canada Writers' Quarterly. Volume 8, Nos. 3 & 4, 1985.
Cross-Canada Writers Inc, Toronto , 1985, 
(ACORN, Milton). Cross-Canada Writers' Quarterly. Volume 8, Nos. 3 & 4, 1985. Toronto : Cross-Canada Writers Inc., 1985. Pp 1-64. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated white stapled card covers. Includes a special tribute to PEI poet Milton Acorn : “In Memoriam : A Tribute to Milton Acorn, The People's Poet 1923-1986” (edited by James Deahl, pp 2-13) – Interview with Milton Acorn – Recent poems – Reminiscences by Al Purdy, Irving Layton, Greg Keilty, Chris Faiers, Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Ted Plantos – Critical essays by James Deahl and Terry Barker. Very good. 20.00

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51 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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52 ACORN, Milton) DEAHL, James (ed.) Northern Red Oak : Poems for and about Milton Acorn.. 1st pr.
Unfinished Monument Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0920976352 
(ACORN, Milton). The Northern Red Oak : Poems for and about Milton Acorn. Edited with an introduction by James Deahl. (Toronto) : Unfinished Monument Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (7).2-74. 8vo, card covers. Vg. 15.00

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53 ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History of Milton Acorn. in dj.
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1996, ISBN:1551520303 
(ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History ofMilton Acorn. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, (1996). Pp (10),11-239,(1) + illustrations. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt 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. "Out of this World is a lively biography of Milton Acorn (1923-1986)and his era, exploring - and exposing - his larger-than-life myths, and tracing his tragic rise and fall, from his childhood in Prince Edward Island to his years spent in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, where he found himself immersed in literary communities that included the likes of Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Dorothy Livesay, bill bissett, Joe Rosenblatt and Patrick Lane. During this time, Acorn married the poetGwendolyn MacEwen ; their brief, turbulent union is legend and had a profo und impact on his life. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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54 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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55 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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56 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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57 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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58 ACTON, Harold MITFORD, Nancy Nancy Mitford: a Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975, 
[MITFORD, Nancy] ACTON, Harold. Nancy Mitford : A Memoir. London : Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Pp (10),xi-xvi,1-252,(2) + 12 pp plates. 8vo, rose cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ritchie, Harold Acton : A Bibliography. A23a. Several page corner creased from in-lieu-of-book-mark folding over, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Ex libris Rev. R.J. MacSween (1915-1990) with his name on flyleaf. 25.00

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59 ACTON, Jean Dear May : A Conversation That Never Ended. pbk. signed.
Vancouver, 1999, ISBN:0968572308 
ACTON, Jean. Dear May : A Conversation That Never Ended . (Vancouver): [N.pub.], (1999). Pp. (8),1-139,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers. A collection of fictional correspondences of two "real" twin women who lived in the Prairies at the turn of the century. Printed in Halifax. Vg. Signed by the author on the title page. 20.00

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60 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First British Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1986, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips : Stories. London : William Heinemann, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. (10),[3]-195,(5), 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With extraordinary perception, grace and wry humour, Alice Adams explores the emotional reality of women's lives today. In stories that move between Mexico, Portugal, Spain, California and the South, her themes are thecomfort of friendship, the loneliness of a failing marriage, and the pain of loss--of love, youth, childhood dreams, the last chance for change." - from the dj. The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What YouOwn: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Seρora", "New Best Friends", "Time i n Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Embossed gold sticker on flyleaf, some toning to pages,else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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