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Unconquerable North and Other Poems.  First Edition  in dustjacket. signed, STEVENSON, O.J.
Author Name:    STEVENSON, O.J.

Title:   Unconquerable North and Other Poems. First Edition in dustjacket. signed

Publisher:    Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1938, 

Seller ID:   294

STEVENSON, O.J. The Unconquerable North and Other Poems. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1938. First Edition. Pp. (4),v-vi,(2),1-79, portrait frontispiece. 8vo, green cloth, gilt to front. Rhodenizer p.906,Watters p.191, Bibliography of Macmillan of Canada Imprints 818. Poems: "A t Fort Qu'Appelle", "A Country Doctor", Cataraqui", "The Man from Porlock","Louis Hébert - The Tiller of the Soil", Pathfinders" [on the French explo rers of Canada], "The Wheat", "Bushel for Bushel", "Remembrance Day", "The Red Man", "The Grain Elevators", "In Hospital at Apia"; "In a Book-Store" (pp.62-63), "The Bush Road", "The Factor", "East and West", "The Laughter ofthe Loons" and many others. "This volume takes its title Irom the first gr oup of poems contained in it, which are distinctively Canadian in theme. These poems were read before the Royal Society of Canada at its meeting in Ottawa in 1938. It is scarcely necessary to point out that the word "Unconquerable" in the title is not used in its literal sense, but is intended to suggest something of the national spirit of the Canadian people. A number of the poems in this volume are written in free verse, which usually permits of greater freedom of expression and more emotional treatment than ordinary rhymed verse. " - from the dj. Light browning to frontispiece and title-page, else very good in spine-darkened dustjacket. With the author's signed inscription done at the Ontario Agricultural College (where he was professor of English), January 20th, 1939. 50.00


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