Our Books - Poetry

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

English Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700 - c. 1860
Betjeman, John and Geoffrey Taylor (Compilers)

London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1945. Second Printing. Octavo. Pictorial Hard Cover. Very Good [vi] [2] + 121 pp. 12 lithographs by John Piper; 2-page prefatory note - titled "Apology" - by John... [read more] | $45.00

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

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

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis. Dating from 1866, this illustrated edition was published in 1905, with numerous reprints without date in the following years. Quarto, 132 pp.; 31 illustrations... [read more] | $20.00

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

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

The Witness of Pebbles : Poems and Portrayals.
White, Roger

Oxford: George Ronald, 1981. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. [xv], 217 pp., with Introduction by Geoffrey Nash. This is the second published volume of White's poetry, following 'Another Song,... [read more] | $45.00

British Poetry Today
Woodcock, George

University of British Columbia, 1950. Staple bound wraps, [4], 15 + [1, blank] pp. Published as No. 7 of the Lecture Series, this was the text of the address delivered by Woodcock on January 24, 1950,... [read more] | $30.00

A Poet-Pioneer of Canada
[Charles Mair] Fraser, A.[nnie] Ermatinger

Published as an offprint from Queen’s Quarterly, in stapled red card covers. Pp. [2] 440-450 + [3]; n.d. (but circa 1927). Near Fine. Mair (1838-1927) was a poet, a journalist with the Montreal... [read more] | $60.00

An Introductory Guide to THE ANATHEMATA and the SLEEPING LORD sequence of DAVID JONES.
[David Jones] Summerfield, Henry.

Sono Nis Press, Victoria, 1979. 192 pp., including 8 maps, 1 Geological Chart; Chronology; List of Abbreviations, and Bibliography. Fine in dustwrapper. From the publisher: “In this decade David... [read more] | $80.00