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1 McFADDEN, David CURNOE, Greg Animal Spirits : Stories to Live By. Drawings by Greg Curnoe.
Coach House Press, Toronto , 1983, ISBN:0889102058 
McFADDEN, David. Animal Spirits : Stories to Live By. Drawings by Greg Curnoe. Toronto : The Coach House Press, 1983. Pp [1]-243,(5). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated green cloth, printed in red. A collection of short fiction byDavid William McFadden (born 1940), a Canadian poet, fiction and travel wr iter, from Hamilton, Ontario. Contents : Everyday Life in the Twentieth Century; A Woman and Her Dog; A Tremendous Spasm of Pain; The Mysterious Moon Men of Canada; The Iroquois Hotel; The Pleasures of Love; The Christmas Card Hustler; Who Can Avoid a Place?; The List of Dreams; Drapes; The Rocks atthe Bottom of the Lake. Text in large print. Slightly flared, light wear t o spine ends and corners, “with the compliments of Canada Council” inkstamp, else very good. 35.00

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2 McFADDEN, David. Art of Darkness. First Edition, paperback.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, ISBN:0771055129 
McFADDEN, David. The Art of Darkness. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1984). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),9-136. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white spine, white lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 3552. McFadden's fifteenth collection of verse. "'The Art of Darkness' is a breakthrough book. In the long poems, 'Night of Endless Radiance' and 'Country of the Open Heart', David McFadden has foundhis way to an extraordinary new music -- reflective, muscular, wildly impr ovisatory. Here the planet earth, the kitchen sink, dreams of redemption / apocalypse cohabit remarkably." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: "Night of Endless Radiance", "Country Hotel in the Niagara Peninsula", "Anticipating a Trip to Ontario", "Dying Metaphors", "The Night Watchman", "How I'd Like To Die", "Return of the Native", "Malcolm Lowry", "Pinnochio", "Greaseball", "Thirty-four Lines about Horses", "The Bunny Farm", "The Cow That Swam Lake Ontario", "1982", "Little Bird in the Mountains", "The Concept of Egolessness", "New York", "Canada / My Earliest Memory", "Truckers at a Truckstop", "The Seduction of Queen Elizabeth II", "Velma's Giant Cinnamon Buns", "Natural History of Cages", "After Reading Shiki's Poem","Secrets of the Universe", "Margaret Hollingsworth's Typewriter", "Mickey Mouse", "Stormy January", "Pat Lowther", "Dreary Weekend at Halfmoon Bay", "White Dog", "Bev and Dwight", "Adults at Play", "Serenity and Posterity", "Oscar Wilde", "The Hunchback", "Tibetan Mandala", "Margaret Hollingsworth's Milk", "Love's Golden Splendor", "The Armadillo", "Work Poem", "Annie andIan", "Crossing Second Narrows Bridge", "Letter to My Father", "Kitsilano Beach on a May Evening", "Frank O'Hara", "The Deer Hunter", "The Rat", "Negative Ions", "A Sentimental Introduction", "A Cup of Tea with Issa", "Tibetan Monologue", "Dick the Amateur Gardener", and "Country of the Open Heart". Name inked to half-title, four characters inked inside rear cover, minor crease to rear fore-corner, else very good. Due to its small size, shippingcosts should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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3 HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN (ed.) HUGGAN, Isabel ENGEL, Marian MCFADDEN, David Best Canadian Stories 83. First hardcover edition in dust jacket.
Oberon Press, 1983, ISBN:0887504884 
HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN (ed.). Best Canadian Stories 83 Edited by David Helwig and Sandra Martin. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1983). Pp. (4), 5-216, (8). 8vo, black cloth with silver spine lettering. "This edition of BestCanadian Stories marks the return of David Helwig, who invented the series in 1971 and kept it alive and vigorous for the first five, difficult years . Now teamed with Sandra Martin, he's put together a collection that's at once human and readable. With outstanding stories by Rona Murray and Gertrude Story, 83 is unusually rich in new weriters. Old friends too have returned: Don Bailey, Joyce Marshall, Marian Engel, David McFadden. This is a bookthat goes at least halfway to meet the reader." -- from dust jacket. Inclu des the following stories: Rona Murray's "New Year's Day", Margaret Hollingsworth's "Tulips", Ann Copeland's "Fame", Gertrude Story's "Das Engelein kommt", Marian Engel's "Blue glass & flowers" [Wengle, Marian Engle: An Annotated Bibliography B28], David McFadden's "Hiroko writes a story", "Don Bailey's "Hamburger heaven", Elizabeth Spencer's "To the watchers while walkinghome", Edward O. Phillips's "Matthew & Chauncy", Margaret Dyment's "Never seek to destroy", David Watmough's "Fury", Joyce Marshall's "My refugee", Mike Mason's "All I know about incest" and Isabel Huggan's "Sorrows of the flesh." Very good in slightly nicked dust jacket. 80.00

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4 HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN (ed.) HUGGAN, Isabel ENGEL, Marian MCFADDEN, David Best Canadian Stories 83. pbk.
Oberon Press, 1983, ISBN:0887504892 
HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN (ed.). Best Canadian Stories 83 Edited by David Helwig and Sandra Martin. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1983). Pp. (4), 5-216, (8). 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "This edition of Best Canadian Stories marks the return of David Helwig, who invented the series in 1971 and kept it alive and vigorous for the first five, difficult years. Now teamed with Sandra Martin, he's put together a collection that's at once human and readable. With outstanding stories by Rona Murray and Gertrude Story, 83 is unusually rich in new writers. Old friends too have returned: Don Bailey, Joyce Marshall, Marian Engel, David McFadden. This is a book that goes at least halfway to meet the reader." -- from back cover. Includes the following stories: Rona Murray's "New Year's Day", Margaret Hollingsworth's "Tulips", Ann Copeland's "Fame", Gertrude Story's "Das Engelein kommt", MarianEngel's "Blue glass & flowers" [Wengle, Marian Engle: An Annotated Bibliog raphy B28], David McFadden's "Hiroko writes a story", "Don Bailey's "Hamburger heaven", Elizabeth Spencer's "To the watchers while walking home", Edward O. Phillips's "Matthew & Chauncy", Margaret Dyment's "Never seek to destroy", David Watmough's "Fury", Joyce Marshall's "My refugee", Mike Mason's "All I know about incest" and Isabel Huggan's "Sorrows of the flesh." Slight nicking to head of spine, name to front flyleaf, else very good. 20.00

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5 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). McFADDEN, Dean LEWIS, Jeff SCOPPIO, Grazia Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne Vol, 10, No. 4, Autumn / Automne 2010
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2010, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 10, No. 4, Autumn/Automne 2010. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 2010). Pp 1-88;1-88. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated black card covers. Contents : The 21st Century Battlespace: The Danger of Technological Ethnocentrism (by Roy van den Berg, pp 10-18); Being Effectivein Snake Fighting ~ Lessons for the Canadian Forces in the Effects Based O perations Era (by Peter J. Williams, pp 19-25); Academics 101: An Introduction for the Military Community (by Adam Chapnick and Barbara Falk, pp 26-35); Indigenous Peoples in the New Zealand Defence Force and the Canadian Forces (by Grazia Scoppio, pp 36-45); Unexploded Ordnance and the Environment ~ A Legacy of Past Practices (by Jeff Lewis, pp 46-52); The Navy and Canada’s National Interests in this Maritime Century (by Dean McFadden, pp 53-58); plus views and opinions and commentary. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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6 BASHOW, David L. (ed.). McFADDEN, Dean SCOPPIO, Grazia LEWIS, Jeff Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 10, No. 4, Autumn / Automne 2010
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 2010, 
BASHOW, David L. (ed.). Canadian Military Journal / Revue Militaire Canadienne. Vol. 10, No. 4, Autumn / Automne 2010. (Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 2010). Pp 1-88;1-88. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated black card covers. Contents : “The 21st Century Battlespace: The Danger of Technological Ethnocentrism” by Roy van den Berg (pp 10-18); “Being Effective in Snake Fighting ~ Lessons for the Canadian Forces in the Effects Based Operations Era” by Peter J. Williams (pp 19-25); “Academics 101: An Introduction for the Military Community” by Adam Chapnick and Barbara Falk (pp 26-35); “Indigenous Peoples in the New Zealand Defence Force and the Canadian Forces” by Grazia Scoppio (pp 36-45); “Unexploded Ordnance and the Environment ~ A Legacy of Past Practices” by Jeff Lewis (pp 46-52); “The Navy and Canada's National Interests in This Maritime Century” by Dean McFadden (pp 53-58); and more. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 12.00

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7 McFADDEN, David. Canadian Sunset. First Edition, paperback.
Black Moss Press, Windsor, 1986, ISBN:0887531520 
McFADDEN, David. Canadian Sunset. (Windsor, ON): Black Moss Press, (1986). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),9-279,(1). 8vo, illustrated black card covers with yellow lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine. "'Canadian Sunset' is a comical but sensitive novel of search and discovery. It is the story of Walter J. Littlewood, an armaments salesman, who finds himself fostering both a strange friendship with a Tibetan lama and a romantic attachment to a Japanese painter. In both relationships, Littlewood is surprised by his own reawakening." - from the rear cover Small bump to bottom fore-corner of front cover, else very good. 15.00

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8 McFADDEN, David Country of the Open Heart. The Kootenay Sonatas, Part Three. First Edition.
Longspoon Press, Edmonton, 1982, ISBN:0919285112 
McFADDEN, David. Country of the Open Heart. (Edmonton): Longspoon Press, (1982). Pp. (5),6-56. Square small 8vo, white card covers, blue titles to front and spine. A collection of poetry, the third part in the series The Kootenay sonatas. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00

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9 FITZGERALD, Judith McFADDEN, David) Easy Over. First Edition, inscribed.
Black Moss Press, Windsor, 1980, ISBN:0887530710 1980 0887530710 / 9780887530715 
FITZGERALD, Judith. Easy Over. (Windsor) : Black Moss Press, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-62,(2). 8vo, illustrated purple card covers with black lettering to front and spine.

Judith Ariana Fitzgerald (b. 11 November 11, 1952. Toronto - d. circa November 22, 2015, Port Loring, Ontario).

This is her sixth collection of verse.

Includes the following poems:
"easy over",
"edges",
"confessional",
"hunger",
"autograph",
"freak",
"exit",
"contents under pressure",
"sappho",
"September 1st, 1979, for B.F.",
"holy water, for V.C.",
"sewing",
"radio romance",
"openings",
"necessary evils",
"the nights are open",
"for fred",
"Colours, for Theodore Enslin",
"step father",
"love poem in retrospect",
"local colour fiction",
"loss",
"bitter sooner than later, for C.H.B.",
"on the air",
"Woman With Unsettled Mind", and
"out of the blue".

Very good. Signed and warmly inscribed by Fitzgerald to Canadian poet David McFadden (one of the people to whom this book is dedicated). 35.00


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10 McFADDEN, David Gypsy Guitar. First Edition, Paperback
Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1987, ISBN:0889222509 
McFADDEN, David. Gypsy Guitar. Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1987. First Edition.Unpaginated. (Pp 112). 8vo, card covers. A selection of poetry. "David McF adden has set for himself, in this sequence of one hundred poems, a task both breathtaking in its scope and stunning in its accomplishment. By echoingwith his gypsy guitar the troubadour tradition of the Languedoc, the great sonnet sequences of Petrarch and Shakespeare, the redefinitions of beauty and truth of the romantics, and the distractions and fragments of the post-moderns, he has created a celebration of the beloved in which recognition, intelligence and wit illuminate each sentimental, awkward, humorous, everyday moment. The elements of romance and betrayal in these poems shine through the darkness of their passion with a lucid, conscious attentiveness seldom seen since the great renaissance poets." Very good to fine. 20.00

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11 McFADDEN, David W. Innocent in Newfoundland : Even More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters.
McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., Toronto, 2003, ISBN:0771055358 
McFADDEN, David W. An Innocent in Newfoundland : Even More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., (2003). Pp. 308. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers with french flaps. Another collection of the Torontonian's travel experiences with the people and places of Newfoundland and Labrador. Very good. 15.00

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12 McFADDEN, David W. Innocent in Newfoundland : Even More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters. First Edition
McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., Toronto, 2003, ISBN:0771055358 
McFADDEN, David W. An Innocent in Newfoundland : Even More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., (2003). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-308. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers with French flaps. Another collection of the Torontonian's travel experiences with the people and places of Newfoundland and Labrador. Contents: Kountry Korners; An Entire Province of Fun Lovers; Smiling Aphrodite; Nine Days of Fog; The Boys of Pouch Cove; Courage and Cowardice; Serenity, Storms and Slot Machines; Keeping Canada Company; Friendly Henrietta and Her Friends; April and Minny; One Last Look; Autobus EWrecka dn teh Four Elements of the Universe; I ain't Been Nowheres; First Moose in Newfoundland; Al Pittman's Ancient Fracture; Good Old Valentine; Threee Cod and Three Mackerel; Twelve AngryFishermen; Leif Ericsson Slept Here; Long and Winding Road; For Newfoundla nders Only; Lightning at Midnight; Micmac Mysteries; One of Our Pilots is Safe; Pond-Itch Alert!; The Sorrows of Christian Joy; Spring Gardening; Vanishing Identity Crisis; Excavating Cupids; City of Foghorns and Snails; Heading Home. Very good. 12.50

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13 McFADDEN, David. Intense Pleasure. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1972, ISBN:0771057792 
McFADDEN, David. Intense Pleasure. [Jacket design: J. Lee]. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1972). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-94,(2). 8vo, grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2374. "'I'm particularly pleaseed to inhabit the same world as McFadden,' saysAl Purdy, 'even if he's crazy as a bedbug.' Nobody else writess poems like these. They're really good for your head. When you get them you get the fe eling that when you read them again next time you'll feel even better whereit matters." - from the dustjacket. Includes the following poems: "Travell in' Man", "Orchard Suite", "Visions of Old Hamilton", "He Has Bicycles in His Blood", "The Spill", "When Headache Strikes", "A True Poem", "Correction", "Books", "Act of God", "Popular Science", "After the Rain", "The Aquarium", "Over at the Undermount", "When All This Was Farm", "Polluted Shoreline", "The Family", "Bonus Coupons", "Desert", "A Picture of Bermuda", "On theMend", "Midnight Transformation", "Chocolate Bars Can Fly", "The Rainbow", "The Owl", "Titles I Have Heard of but Not Read", "Thirty Poem", "Brian Ba tes", "Comparison Rising", "Hair", "A Rough Moment", "A Cedar Bough Heavy with Snow", "Natalie", "Morning Mon", "Ova Yoga", "Crazy Sparrow", "After a Long Illness", "June Bug", "My Mother Standing There Casual", "These Days I'm in a Trance a Lot", "An Evening Out", "A Mellow Watervision", "He Knew He Was Pregnant", "An Old Witch", "Saskatchewan", "Last Move", "The Boy withNo Arms", "Till Death Do Us Part", "Potato Chips", "Behind the News", "Wom en in Loved", "How Could You Mrs. Dick", "Miscellaneous Midgets", "At the Vending Machine (Obscene)", "A Dantean Footnote", "The Slippery Wig", "Leaving on Saturday", "Without Screams", "The Stoker", "Grass Growing Under My Feet", "George Bowering", "Meaningless Midnight Musings", "Eight Inches of Snow", "My Big Interview with Hitler", "T.S. Eliot", "When Day Is Done", "Alone on the Great Divide", "A Trick", "Light", "2084", "Hot Coils", "Thorughthe Centuries", "After Thomas Hardy", "Look! I'm Actually Foaming Beautifu l Colour Right into My Hair", and "Exclusive Addresses". Name inked to flyleaf, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good in lightly nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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14 McFADDEN, David. Knight in Dried Plums. First Edition, Paperback
McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0771057806 
McFADDEN, David. A Knight in Dried Plums. [Cover photo: Bill Brooks]. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp.(7),8-95,(1). 8vo, illustrated bluish-grey and black card covers with purp le and white lettering to front cover, purple and black lettering to white spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2659. "David McFadden has spent a third of a century living at the western tip of Lake Ontario, and since childhood he has been producing an unrelieved outpouring of poems and stories. Artistically alone wolf, McFadden would rather go bowling or ride his bicycle along the smoggy streets of Hamilton than get involved with literary stuff. But his mysteriously unclassifiable writings are beginning to reveal McFadden as an important figure in Canadian and world literature. One of the critics who has tried to tackle McFadden's work is Frank Davey who calls him, 'an eccentric and original voice of our time'." - from rear. A few of the poems in this collection have Nova Scotia subjects. Includes the following poems: "A Knight In Dried Plums", "The Sign Fell Off", "Little Spots of Grease", "I Met A Hairy Woman On A Hill", "The Spoiled Brat", "The Bus Of Flesh", "A Typical Canadian Family Visits Disney World", "Pigeons", "Houseplants", "My Criminal Record", "Steelworkers On Christmas Eve", "Nature", "Three Snow Shovels", "Sex Organs", "Death Of A Man Who Owned A Swimming Pool", "My Words, Hamilton", "The Life & Death Of Jimmy The Cripple", "The Two Seasons", "The Smell of Water", "Vibrations", "Impotence", "The Angel", "Getting Drunk In Frozen Canada", "U.S. Tourists", "Rapid Boilermakers", "The Scarlet Widow","The Wound", "The Birth Of Jesus", "The Saint", "Grey Flute September", "H istory Of Poets: Bill Bissett", "Scar Tissue", "Fairies", "How To Become Part Of Nature", "As She Sleeps", "The Death Of Prose", "The Bell", "Somewhere South Of Springhill", "Incident At Parrsboro", "Low Tide At Noel", "Painting The Fence", "Apple Tree", "Child Molesters", "Debbie & Doris' Dad", "1837", "The Invention Of Gunpowder", "The Canadians & The Russians, 1974", "Moose Jaw", and "The Golden Treasury Of Knowledge". Faint diagonal corner crease to front cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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15 McFADDEN, David. BOWERING, George, ed. My Body Was Eaten By Dogs. Selected Poems of David McFadden. First Paperback Edition.
McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0771055005 
McFADDEN, David. My Body Was Eaten By Dogs. Selected Poems of David McFadden. Edited by George Bowering. [Cover design: William Fox]. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1981). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),7-112. 8vo, printed white card covers with brown and red lettering to front cover & spine George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). Spadoni & Donnelly 3258. "'My Body Was Eaten by Dogs' is an exciting selection of poetry written by McFadden in the Sixties and the Seventies. It is a personal document, each poem infused with the sensibility of a man who seizes the mundane as eagerly as the monumental observation,and through his wit and sensitiviety transforms each into lyric truth. In the words of George Bowering, McFadden is 'a comic metaphysician', a working poet 'who reminds us where we live'." - from the rear cover. Includes thefollowing poems: I: Sixties: "The Saladmaker", "The Sky and I", "Poem in H onour of Canada's 100th Birthday", "Slow Black Dog", "Bathing in Diabolic Acid", "The Gnome Poem", "The United Church Observer", "Man", "God, The", "Overhead", "Darryl and the Moose", "Last Fishing with Jack", "A Jewel Box", "Another Mouth", "The Cadence", "She Wore", "Fingers and Toes", "After Lullaby", "Tongue to Tongue", "Tick Talk", "Poem to Last for Seventy Years", "Pop", "Journey to Love", "Did I Make My Body?", "This Poem Has a Good Title", "Sunday Afternoon at Home", "A Lloyd Abbey Saturday", "Judge Me by My Pantihose", "A Sense of Danger", "Making It", "Cold Rain Song", "The External Element". II: Seventies: "Orchard Suite", "Visions of Old Hamilton", "Polluted Shoreline", "Chocolate Bars Can Fly", "The Owl", "Natalia", "Alvin Munn's Wife", "Alone on the Great Divide", "After Thomas Hardy's 'Afterwards'","Correction", "The Spoiled Brat", "A Typical Canadian Family Visits Disney World", "My Criminal Record", "Death of a Man Who Owned a Swimming Pool", "Vibrations", "U.S. Tourists", "The Saint", "Fairies", "How to Become Part of Nature", "Incident at Parrsboro", "Low Tide at Noel", "The Invention of Gunpowder", "The Canadians and the Russians", "Moose Jaw", "The Angel", "The Wound", "A Knight in Dried Plums", from "The Poet's Progress", "Prince George Express", "How I Came to Understand Irving Layton", "For Barbara", "The Rockies", "My Body Was Eaten by Dogs", "Hsu Fu's Speech to the 500 Youthsof Both Sexes", "Fingers", "Border Skirmish", "1977", "The Opening of the West", "Lennox Island", "On the Road Again", and "Intense Pleasure". Coverslightly rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs shou ld be a bit cheaper than quoted. 16.00

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16 McFADDEN, David New Romance. First Edition.
Cross Country Press, Montreal, 1979, ISBN:0916696103 
McFADDEN, David. A New Romance. Montreal: Cross Country Press, (1979). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-48,(4). Small square 8vo, illustrated casebound brownand blue card covers with white lettering to front and spine. Printed in a n edition of 500. A fourteen-part poem by the Canadian author. "I continue to believe a true poem must transcend understanding for understanding is byits nature prosaic and redolent of mediocrity. Walking can be understood b ut not dance, speaking can be understood but not song, the sounds of naturebut not music, prose but not poetry. Poetry comes out of the part of the b rain that also creates the sun, the moon and the stars for which there can be no understanding at all, only a self-eclipsing awe." - from the "for thereader" note at rear. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs sho uld be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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17 McFADDEN, David. On the Road Again. First Paperback Edition.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0771055102 
McFADDEN, David. On the Road Again. [Cover design: Michael van Elsen]. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1978). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (10),11-112. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with red lettering to front coverand spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2986. "A totally authentic and original voic e of our time, David McFadden is an easy-reading poet who writes with deadly humour and lively insight. This newest collection of poems takes us againon the kind of roads only McFadden can travel -- roads where the unusual i s commonplace and the commonplace becomes the unusual. By plane, train, car, bus, food, and by thumb, McFadden moves through Canada, and even time-loops into ancient China and Egypt, writing about people and things that seem insignifiant but twist strangely into matters of moment. Poking fun at the famous, giving free rein t fantasy, reflecting on people and places, McFadden remains very much his own man, and, through his writing, becomes very much everyone's man." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: I:The Strange White Hat: "The Voice of God", "A Form of Passion", "the Openi ng of the West", "Flying over Indiana", "Prince George Express", "Beaver", "The Public Telephone", "How I Came to Understand Irving Layton", "For Barbara", "Plum Blossom Restaurant", "Standing Invitation", "Vancouver Lights","Nancy Disinterred", "On the Road Again", "A Moment in the Life of the Gra duating Class of Arnprior High School, 1976", "Mountain Air", "The Rockies", "Tuktoyaktuk", "The Eskimo Who Lacked Perfection", "Simple Masterpiece", "The Panorama Motel", "White Men", "Irish Moss Fishermen off Skinner's Pond", "Lennox Island", "Carleton Place", "The Stone Bridge at Pakenham", "The English Sheep Dog", "Death at Spencer Crek", "Full Moon over Elora Gorge", "My Body Was Eaten by Dogs", "Hsu Fu's Speech to the Five Hundred Youths ofBoth Sexes", "Four Experiments", "Crazy Bus", "1977". II: Did You Hear a B ang?: "Fingers", "A Farewell to Quebec", "Border Skirmish", "Keeping Evil at Bay", "The Cracking", "The Dairy Queen", "Growing Strong", "The Sparrow Hawk", "The Interloper", "St. Lawrence of the Cross", "The Cooling Spell", and "Small Flowers". Covers lightly rubbed, name inked to flyleaf, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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18 McFADDEN, David Saladmaker. First Edition, Paperback
Cross Country Press, Montreal & New York, 1977, ISBN:0916696030 
McFADDEN, David. The Saladmaker. Montréal & New York : Cross Country Press,(1977). First Edition. Unpaginated Pp (40). 8vo, stapled illustrated tan c ardcovers. "The Saladmaker originally appeared as the 9th issue of George Bowering's Imago. This is a somewhat revised and changed edition". Cover drawing by Greg Curnoe. A collection of poetry : "The Saladmaker", "And", "TheLacrosse Poem", "Gourd", "Gord", "The Sky and I", "Shooting Pool", "The Un ited Church Observer", "High Point", "Poem In Honour of Canada;s 100th Birthday", "The Big M", "Small Change", "Slow Black Dog", "The Gnome Poem", "The Big W", "The Flowermaster", "The White Dress", "The Seminar", "Evening Star", "John Coltrane", "Coincidental with the Clear Light of the Void", "Coincidental with Several Coincidences", and "Bathing in Diabolic Acid". Spinesunned, name to title page, old price sticker to rear cover, else very goo d. 20.00

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19 DAVEY, Frank and Fred WAH, (eds.) MANDEL, Eli McFADDEN, David YATES, J. Michael Swift Current Anthology
Coach House Press, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0889103178 
DAVEY, Frank and Fred WAH, (eds.). The SwiftCurrent Anthology. Toronto : The Coach House Press, (1986). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-122,(6). 8vo, silvergrey card covers with white lettering to spine. "SwiftCurrent" or "Swif tC urrent". "Selections from writing contributed to SwiftCurrent the world's first on-line electronc literary magaine during its first year of operation.Includes fiction, poetry and essays by more than 20 Canadian writers toget her with a user's manual for those who would like to read SwiftCurrent's present contributions." - from rear cover. The contributors: Frank Davey, bpNichol, George Bowering, Libby Scheier, Lissa Paul, David McFadden, Sonia Brock, Lionel Kearns, John Oughton, Gerry Shikatani, Steven Smith, Richard Truhlar, Dennis Cooley, Don Austin, Ken Norris, J. Michael Yates, Eli Mandel,Jim Wong-Chu, Robert Stelmach, Lesley McAllister, jwcurry, and Tom Osborne . Light edgewear, else very good. 18.00

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20 McFADDEN, David W. There'll Be Another. Paperback, signed.
Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1995, ISBN:0889223610 
McFADDEN, David W. There'll Be Another. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1995. First Paperback Printing. Pp. (10),11-125,(3). 8vo, illustated blue-green card covers with blue lettering to front cover and black lettering to white spine.Includes the following poems: I: Heavy-Hearted in Havana: "The Death of Gr eg Curnoe", "Vive Fidel", "Flying Saucer over Old Havana", "Xavier Simpatico and His Old Church", "Eight Medical Students", "One-Legged Man in Shorts", "Nuclear Physicist Seeks New Home", "The Straits of Florida", "Havana AllNight Long", "Two Cubans Who Looked Like Russians", "Termite Poison", "Sun day Afternoon No Pizza", "Dreamland Cuba", "Texas Book Depository". II: Sexwith a Sixteen Year Old: "Sunday Sermons", "Solitaire", "Brown Suede Jacke t", "Red Indians", "E-mail to a Young Poet", "Reading Habits of the Dead", "Paintball Conversion Rap", "When Friends Commit Suicide", "Freak Blender Accident", "Money Down the Drain", "Stained Glass Winos", "Sex with a Sixteen Year Old", "Can't You See I'm Eating?", "Gripped with Desire", "New Era Social Club", "Two Second Cups", "Uncle George", "An Inventory of My Possessions". III: Anonymity Suite Part II: "Death's Desire", "Acid Rain", "Dirty Girl", "Antony and Cleopatra", "Big Women, Little Men", "Blue Angel", "DeadBelugas", "Flowers and Blood", "Invisible Orchards", "Much Ado About Nothi ng", "Peach Pit Kundalini Serenade", "Pure Heaven!", "Study in Black and White", "Virgin Queen", "It's May and I'm in Love!", "Problem Child X's and O's Paradox", "Timon of Athens", "Soft Memory", "Irish Saints at Sea", 'Hamlet's Our Hero", "Our Next Life", "Why We Speak English", 'The World Is Coming to an End", "Why the Welsh Despise(d) the English", "Warning to Contemporary Poets", "Songs of Death", and "100 Most Popular Female Names of the Twentieth Century". Light sunning to top edge of front cover, light flaring to covers, else very good. Signed, inscribed and dated by McFadden on the title page. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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