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HESPERUS, and Other Poems and Lyrics

by Sangster, Charles

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Montreal / Kingston: John Lovell / John Creighton, 1860. Pp. 186, [4] - "Opinions of the Press." Original brown pebbled cloth, blind-stamped, gilt spine lettering. Faint spotting first and last, else interior very clean. Overall, a very good copy. "Sangster’s ability to express the beauty of the Canadian landscape and the themes of love and spiritual life in a style… Read more
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GATHERING TIME: FIVE MODERN POLISH ELEGIES

by Iwaszkiewicz, Wierzynski, Jastrun, Milosz, Bialoszewski. Translated and Introduced by Andrzej Busza and Bogdan Czaykowski

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Published
1983
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As New
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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$104.73

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Mission, B.C.: Crispin and Jan Elsted at Barbarian Press, 1983. One of 200 copies on Curtis Rag paper, bound in white quarter cloth with cream printed paper over boards by Charlotte Bagshawe, printed paper spine label. Presswork by Jan Elsted; design and handsetting by Crispin Elsted. As new in as new dust jacket, still wrapped in the publisher's tissue.. Limited,… Read more
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THE PIER-GLASS

by Graves, Robert

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Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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$314.18

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921. Pp. 63, orange paper boards with green wrap around paper label, price-intact dust jacket. Nicks to spine ends, else clean, bright copy. A6(b). First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.. 16 mo..
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Boston: Munroe & Francis, 128 Washington-Street; and David Francis, 364 Washington Street, n.d. [ca. 1835], 1835. 14.5 cm x 9 cm. Pp. 69, [1] - publ. advert., 32 uncredited wood engravings printed on the verso opposite each poem, possibly by Abel Bowen. Rebound in new plain paper-covered boards, title in black to the spine. Housed in a custom, plain paper… Read more
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THE PROMISE OF LIGHT

by Outram, Richard.

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, Limited Edition
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Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1979. Tall 8vo., pp. 117, quarter-cloth, marbled boards, designed by Freeman Keith. With a wood engraving by Barbara Howard. Winner of A.I.G.A. Design Award. Printed at the Stinehour Press. 1 of 250 signed and numbered. Mint.. SIGNED & NUMBERED. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Octavo.
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LETTERS TO SALONIKA

by Kroetsch, Robert

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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Toroonto: Grand Union Press. Printed by Glenn Goluska at The Nightshade Press, 1983. No. 13 of 175 copies (of which 150 are for sale). Signed and numbered at the colophon by the author. Black linen spine over orange boards with black title, paper spine label. Handbound by Michael Desjardins. Designed, composed, and printed by Glenn Goluska, printed by hand on… Read more
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UNEARTHING SUITE; LETTERS TO SALONIKA; BEGINNINGS. [3 Volumes, First Series from Grand Union Press]

by Atwood, Margaret; Robert Kroetsch; Jack Hodgins

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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$502.68

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Toronto: Grand Union Press. Printed by Glenn Goluska at The Nightshade Press, 1983. All are No. 14 of 175 copies (of which 150 are for sale). All are Signed and numbered at the colophon by the respective authors. All were designed, composed, and handprinted by Glenn Goluska, and all were handbound by Michael Desjardins. Atwood - Unearthing Suite: Black linen… Read more
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PRAYERS IN A FIELD: ten poems

by Aliquando Press] - Lochhead, Douglas

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Published
1974
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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$167.56

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Toronto: The Aliquando Press, 1974. Limited to 125 numbered copies, this being "h/c". 15 cm x 9.2 cm, 12 leaves, line cuts of 5 drawings by Paulette Dennis (nee Riches), bound in brown Swedish Ingres Tumba paper wrappers with illustration and lettering duplicating title-page. Designed and printed by William Rueter. Small blemish to paper of rear cover, else near fine.… Read more
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SOLSTICE. Blue Moon Poem for Christmas

by Woodcock, George.

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Published
1937
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Signed, Limited Edition
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$209.45

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[London: E. Lahr, 1937], 1937. Signed, unnumbered edition of 100 copies. Yellow art card folded once to 23 x 14 cm., pp. [4]: (i) title, (ii) blank, (iii) poem with author's signature at foot, (iv) colophon. Edges lightly dust soiled else near fine copy of scarce, early Woodcock item.. Signed by Author. Signed, Limited Edition. Folding Card. Near Fine. Octavo.… Read more
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BALLAD OF AN ORPHAN HAND. Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1939

by Woodcock, George Meredith

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Published
1939
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited, First Edition, Signed
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[London: E. Lahr] , 1939. SIGNED but unnumbered edition of 100 copies. Cream art card folded once to 22.5 x 14 cm., pp. [4]: (i) title-page, (ii-iii) text, (iv) colophon signed by the author. Ink correction in the author's hand changing the word "wine" to "wind" in the sixth verse. Covers lightly dust soiled, else very good copy of scarce… Read more
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THE WORKS OF BEN JONSON. With a Biographical Memoir by William Gifford

by Jonson, Ben

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1860. Pp. viii, 88, [1]-819. Frontispiece portrait, additional engraved title-page with vignette. From the library of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown, and his handwritten note on front blank beneath the ink signature, E.M. Larking: "(of Melbourne Australia, this was her book & when I inherited it I had… Read more
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A STROKE UPON THE SEA. Selected and translated by Jan Schreiber, Lino cuts by William Rueter

by Aliquando Press] - Vogelweide, Walther Von Der

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Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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Toronto: The Aliquando Press, Printed by William Rueter, December, 1984. 23.5 cm x 15.2 cm. Limited to 85 copies, this being no. 35. Includes the elusive Errata Slip loosely inserted at appropriate spot. Printed in Middle High German and English. Pp. [47] Printed on Mouldmade Nideggen paper, Linocuts by William Rueter. Indigo Momi paper spine with purple Momi paper covered… Read more
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THE SEASONS. With Five Pictures by Jacquier and an Introduction by John Beresford

by Thomson, James

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Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Numbered, Limited Edition
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$33.51

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London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. No. 617 of 1,500 copies. Pp. [xxi], 198. Title-page vignette plus 6 copper-plate illustrations engraved by C. Sigrist, the the prints were water-coloured through stencils by The Curwen Press. Marbled cloth, gilt-stamped leather spine label, top edge rough trimmed, others uncut. Bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies, to front pastedown, bit of offsetting to… Read more
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5 Bloomsbury Square, London: Fanfrolico Press, 1928. #34 of a special edition limited to 75 copies. 25.3 x 16 cm, pp. xxxv, 590, hand-made paper, Full maroon morocco with gilt-stamped drumming skeleton, gilt-stamped leather spike label, top edge gilt, others uncut, hand-made "mulberry paper" type endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies, to front pastedown. Spine and… Read more
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Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. #74 of an edition limited to 950 copies. 39 cm x 25 cm, pp. xxiv, 44 (8 of which are musical scores, printed from types with a seventeenth-century provenance), [4] + 5 inserted full-page colour illustrations, colour vignette to title-page. Illustrations by Mildred R.H. Farrar were printed directly from linoleum cuts by the Curwen Press… Read more
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SELECT POEMS Divine and Humane

by Beedome, Thomas. [Edited by Francis Meynell]

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Published
1928
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Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1928. #644 of an edition limited to 1,250 copies. Small octavo, pp. [vi], 51, [vi]. All edges untrimmed. Unopened copy. Limp vellum parchment with pigskin thongs, small, gilt-stamped decoration to front cover, gilt-stamped 'Beedome' to spine. Housed in a cream paper covered card slipcase. Bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies to front fly-leaf, else fine… Read more
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THE SEASONS. A New Edition Ornamented with Engravings on Wood by Bewick, from Designs of Mr. Thurston

by Thomson, James

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Published
1805
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition Thus
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$230.40

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London: Printed for James Wallis, Paternoster Row by Thomas Davison, 1805. Simultaneously published by the entrepreneurial Wallis in three different formats (demy octavo, royal octavo, and foolscap), at three different price points to increase potential customers. This being the small foolscap edition, 158 mm x 98 mm. Pp. xxiii, [286], [6] -index and glossary, 9 engraved plates + title-page vignette,… Read more
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A BREAKFAST FOR BARBARIANS

by MacEwen, Gwendolyn

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Published
1966
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1966. Pp. 53. Grey boards, gilt spine titles, dust jacket. Fine, crisp copy in near fine clean jacket. Review slip from the press loosely inserted. . First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Tall Octavo.
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THE OLD GARDEN and Other Verses

by Deland, Margaret. Decorated by Walter Crane

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Published
1894
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Boston / Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Co; The Riverside Press, 1894. Pp. [ix], 114, printed in a French fold (or double fold) binding. Each poem printed in a Gothic text and bordered and decorated in colour by Walter Crane. Colour illustrated cloth boards, white cloth spine strip, cover and spine lettered in red and black, flower illustrated endpapers. Covers slightly… Read more
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INTERSECT

by Shields, Carol.

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.27

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Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1974. Pp. 59, illustrated card covers. Covers lightly scuffed, faint, circular "coffee" stain to rear cover, else very good tight copy, probably never read.. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. Small Octavo.
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