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CRAWFORD, Isabella Valancy. Collected Poems. Introduction by James Reaney. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1972). A facsimile of the 1905 Briggs edition. First Hardback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xxxiv,(4),-309,(5). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white spine, white lettering to frontcover, blue lettering to spine. An unnumbered volume in the Literature of Canada: Poetry and Prose in Reprint series, General Editor: Douglas Lochhead. "This volume established Isabella Valancy Crawford as one of Canada's principal poets. Coupled with an introductory collage of viewpoints and reactions to her work by James Reaney it provides a vivid glimpse into the literary past of this country. Although her poetry reflects patterns of her time, Isabella Valancy Crawford was able to accept the raw and vigorous Canadian landscape on its own terms. She was the first of our poets for whom it became the setting for struggle, passion, love, and death. She celebrated theyoung land with an imagery enriched by allusions to North American Indian lore [...]" - from the dj flap. Penned name and blindstamp on title-page, very good, clean and tight in dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Collected Poems.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1972, ISBN:0802019366:
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