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Songs of the Okanagan.

Vernon: Okanagan Historical Society of Vernon, B.C., 1944. First Edition. Small Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine 31 pp.; frontispiece line drawing by G. A. Meeres, 'The Cliffs of Enderby'. The lyrics... [read more] | $15.00

Vital Candle: Victorian and Modern Bearings in Gerard Manley Hopkins.
[Gerard Manley Hopkins] John S. North and Michael D. Moore, [Eds.]

Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Press, 1984. 8vo [216mm x 136mm]. Cloth. Fine. [vii] [3] 4-155 pp. A collection of presentations from the Proceedings of the International Conference held in... [read more] | $45.00

For Remembrance. Soldier Poets Who Have Fallen in the War
Adcock, A. St. John

Revised and Enlarged Edition, Hodder and Stoughton, London. A brilliant copy in blue cloth; frontis port. of Rupert Brooke with tissue guard in place; 25 other portraits tipped in. 312 pp.; a “Prayer... [read more] | $55.00

The Silver Swan: An Epithalamion.
Bayer, Mary Elizabeth

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1960. Limited Edition, First Thus. 12mo. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good 10 pp.; No. 198 in The Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books series, with a limited print run of 250 copies.... [read more] | $20.00

The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam from the Persian National Epic, the Shahname of Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi.
Clinton, Jerome W. [translator]

Seattle & London: University of Washinton Press, 1996. Revised Edition. Octavo. Trade Paperback. Fine [xxvi] + 190 pp.; frontispiece; Notes, Glossary and Selected Bibliography. Dual-language text -... [read more] | $25.00

Pillar of Smoke
Crichton, John (pseud. of Norman Gregor Guthrie)

Poetry with a Notable Provenance Musson Book Co., Toronto, 1925. Small octavo of 90 pp. in blue cloth lacking scarce dustjacket. The gift inscription is dated in 1927, is in Guthrie’s name, and... [read more] | $90.00

First Flowering: A Selection of Prose and Poetry by the Youth of Canada.
Frisch, Anthony (Ed.) [ Dennis Lee ]

First publication of Dennis Lee (Alligator Pie) Toronto: Kingswood House, 1956. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good -. This anthology of verse arose from a competition amongst Secondary... [read more] | $40.00

Mystic Poetry: Rupa Gosvamin's Uddhava-sandesa & Hamsaduta
Gosvamin, Rupa (Ian Brzezinski, tr.)

San Francisco: Mandala Publishing Group, 1999. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Fine. [xiii] + 203 pp.; Foreword, Introduction, Abbreviations, Map of Vraja, and extensive notes. Two of the most important works of... [read more] | $35.00

Girl of the Golden West.
Jankola, Beth

Vancouver: Intermedia, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Octavo. Card Covers. Very Good. 43 pp.; #143 of a limited print run of 500, and Signed by the Author, a poet and artist from British Columbia. The theme... [read more] | $20.00

Lyra Elegantiarum. A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de Société and Vers D’Occasion in the English Language by Deceased Authors.
Locker, Frederick (Editor)

“A New and Revised Edition”, Edward Moxon & Co., London, 1867. 12mo (approx.. 6”), crimson full morocco, 5 raised bands with gilt titles; gilt dentelles; single ruled in blind; marbled... [read more] | $100.00

The Everlasting Mercy.
Masefield, John

With Author Letter, Signed Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., London, 1919; printed by the Riverside Press, Edinburgh. Small octavo in blue cloth. Gilt cover titles, single-ruled in blind; spine uniformly... [read more] | $180.00

The Saladmaker
McFadden, David

12mo, stapled card covers with light sun-fading along the spine and top edge, Else Fine. Cross Country Press, Montreal & New York, 1977; n.p. This collection of poems (in “somewhat revised”... [read more] | $15.00

The Meeting of the Waters and 30 Gems of Moore’s Melodies (arranged for Solo and Two Voices)
Moore, Thomas

Walton’s Musical Instrument Galleries, Dublin; n.d. (but circa 1938); small booklet (approx. 7.25”) of 33 pp. in stapled card covers, 4 illustrations and 31 songs with musical notation and... [read more] | $20.00

Cocktails at the Mausoleum
Musgrave, Susan

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1985; 155 p.; trade paperback. Fine. An apparently unopened copy of this “major poetic achievement by any measure.” I want you to be gentle because the... [read more] | $10.00

Poesies Nouvelles: Les Nuits / Lettre a Lamartine.
Musset, Alfred de

Paris: Les Editions Parisiennes, 1906. Octavo (20 cm). Wrappers. Very Good -. With a planned weekly release in this format, the present volume is from this publisher's "Oeuvres completes d'Alfred... [read more] | $30.00

Rhymes of a Rolling Stone
Service, Robert W.

In a flannel shirt from earth’s clean dirt, Here, pal, is my calloused hand! Oh, I love each day as a rover may, Nor seek to understand. To enjoy is good enough for me; The gipsy of God am I; William... [read more] | $30.00

Rhymes of a Red Cross Man
Service, Robert W.

Barse & Hopkins, New York, n.d. Illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn, eight plates including frontispiece all in full colour and with tissue guards. Lacking front blank free endpaper. Not as popular... [read more] | $50.00


A lovely copy of this Harvard Classic reprint in the finest binding of the many reprints of the series. 429 pp. with the translation by no less than John Dryden of all twelve books together with a Postscript... [read more] | $30.00

Translations from the Chinese
Waley, Arthur

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1942. Quarto in orange, illustrated cloth, with black slip case; spine titles faded and p.o.n. dated 1942 on front free endpaper. Pp. [18], 3-325, [1] [1, Colophon]. Illustrated... [read more] | $50.00

Last Days of Sappho.
Wilson, Rachel Mack

Chicago: Self Published, 1936. Number 119 of a Limited Edition of 300 copies, signed. Doubled parchment paper wraps; image of Sappho laid down opposite colophon. Hand-set and printed by Excaliber Press... [read more] | $60.00