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Catalog Report

Catalog Report

Poetry : 49 Books

[5193] Abbey, Lloyd. Abbey: Selections 1959-1989. Coquitlam, B.C.: Self Published, Original Wraps. Abt/ 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 106 pp. Probable 1st Edition (1989) An ecclectic collection including poems of whales and other nature themes. A few illus. Glossy stiff card wraps. Seemingly uncommon. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $14.50

[4490] Besant, Annie. Story of the Great War: Some Lessons from the Mahabharata . Benares and London: Theosophical Publishing House, Hard Cover. 12 mo., 271 pp. 1st Edition. 1899. A study of the great epic poem "Mahabharata", for use by hindu students in the schools of India. From notes of lectures originally delivered at the Central Hindu College in Benares. Ms. Besant compares the Mahabharata to the great Greek poetry and states that the poem's greatness lies in three things: Its Ethics; Its Philosophy; and Its History, and that every Hindu boy should know something about it. Rust coloured cloth binding with Black lettering and decoration. Slight edgewear; minor edge damage to about 30 pages; minor staining of endpapers; o/w a G+ copy. $18.00

[4964] Birney, Earle. Fall By Fury & Other Makings. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Signed by Author. Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 94 pp. 1st Edition (1978). The first collection of new poems in 5 years from one of Canada's most esteemed poets. This copy SIGNED by Birney on the half-title. Black stiff card wraps. Moderate chipping and rubbing; bookseller stamp on inside front cover; o/w a VG copy. $18.00

[4976] Birney, Earle; Bill Bissett; Judith Copithorne; and Andrew Suknaski. Four Parts Sand. New Canadian Poets. Concrete Poems. Ottawa: Oberon Press, Hard Cover. Tall, narrow 4 to., unpaginated. 1st Edition (1972) Illustrated. Concrete-design cloth covers. Corners mildly bumped; small repair to bottom of spine; prev. owner's name on half-title; o/w a VG or better copy with a G+ chipped d.j. $22.50

[5217] Bringhurst, Robert. Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music . Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Abt. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2" tall, 127 pp. 1st Edition (1986) "...a dazzling new collection of poems, once again revealing the breadth of Bringhurst's social and historical conscience, the depth of his linguistic magic, and his passionate intelligence and craft." Glossy stiff card wraps with photo of the poet on the rear panel. Moderate edgewear and some creasing; a G+ copy. $9.00

[5216] Bringhurst, Robert . Calling: Selected Poems 1970-1995. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 240 pp. 1st Edition (1995). A major Canadian voice. This collection includes some revised and expanded poems as well as some astonishing new poems. Glossy stiff card wraps with a Jack Shadbolt painting on front panel (Requiem (1987)). Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $11.50

[2394] Cassedy, Sylvia and Thampi, Parvathi (trans.). Moon-Uncle, Moon-Uncle: Rhymes from India. New York: Doubleday & Co., Hard Cover. 4 to., 32 pp. 1st Ed. (1973) First publication in any language of these 41 traditional riddles, nursery rhymes, lullabies and game songs. Illus. by Susanne Suba with line drawings, some with colour wash applied. Pictorial cloth. Minor wear and discolouring of edges; o/w VG in Poor matching d.j. with creases and some chunks missing. $9.00

[4150] Christakos, Margaret. Excessive Love Prostheses. Toronto: Coach House Books, Abt. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2" tall, 112 pp. 1st Edition (2002). An interesting collection of poems by Christakos, who "...shapes a sensory surfeitry of pornography, cautionary nursery rhymes, mothering, bisexuality and the paradoxes of feminism into a series of poignant analogies for contemporary obsessions and ailments." Heavy card wraps. Minor edgewear; small remainder mark on bottomedges; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.00

[5279] Clarke, Austin and Callaghan, Barry. Austin Clarke Reader . Toronto: Exile Editions, Soft Cover. Signed by Author. Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 351 pp. 1st Edition (1996) Edited by Barry Callaghan. Preface by Rinaldo Walcott. Norman Mailer commented: "And so on one goes, alternately congratulating and cursing Austin Clarke, but changing the workings of one's own mind." Includes Stories, "Tom" Clarke columns, plus Essay, Poems, Memoirs and Interviews. This copy INSCRIBED to Jean Pearas on the title page in 2003. Pictorial glossy stiff card wraps. Minor edgewear and rubbing; a few corners turned; o/w a VG or better copy. $18.00

[5130] Clarke, LeRoy. Douens: Poems and Drawings . New York: Karaele, Signed by Author. Abt. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2" tall, 120 pp. 1st softcover edition. 1981. Trinidad artist/poet presents a spiritual anthology. This copy flamboyantly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, dated Sept. '94. Illustrated card wraps. Moderate edgewear and rubbing and crease at spine; a G+ copy of an uncommon signed copy. $27.50

[2360] De La Mare, Walter. Peacock Pie: a Book of Rhymes . London: Faber & Faber, Hard Cover. Sm. 8 vo., 128 pp. 6th Faber & Faber printing, Feb., 1951. An excellent collection of verses for children, including the delightful "Three Queer Tales: Berries; Off the Ground; and, The Thief at Robin's Castle". Other groupings include: "Beasts"; "Witches and Fairies"; and, "Boys and Girls". Decorative title-page and 8 other delicate line drawings by F. Rowland Emett. Tan cloth with Blue lettering. Slight edgewear; minor wrinkling in bottom margin of last twenty pages; o/w VG in VG nicely-illus. d.j. $15.00

[397] Dennis, C.J.. Songs of A Sentimental Bloke, The. Angus & Robertson, Sydney. l9l7. l5th printing., Hard Cover. Sq. l2 mo., 133 pp. plus ads. Colour frontis and title page plus several b/w illus. and illus. e.p.'s by Hal Gye. Green decorated cloth. Incl. 17-page glossary of Australian terms. Large inscription on f.e.p.'s; corners bumped; edges rubbed; rear cover a bit wrinkled; o/w G+. $12.00

[399] Dennis, C.J.. Glugs of Gosh, The. Angus & Robertson, Sydney. l980., Hard Cover. l2 mo., l30 pp. plus 7 colour illus. by Hal Gye. Facsimile of the first ed. from l9l7. Decorated e.p.'s. and many b/w line drawings as well by Gye. Green paper-on-boards with decorated border on front cover. A little shelf-wear; o/w VG+ in chipped an slightly soiled VG d.j. $12.00

[4881] Eve, John. By Hook or By Crook: Poems of a Shepherd, Fisherman and Naturalist . Kingsbridge, Devon : Self Published, Abt. 5-3/4 x 8-1/4" tall, 40 pp. 1st Edition. 1992. A few line drawings by the author's daughter. Glossy card wraps. Slight edgewear; one corner of rear cover creased; o/w a VG clean copy. $7.00

[1118] Foster, Mrs. W. Garland. Mohawk Princess, The: Life of E. Pauline Johnson. Vancouver, B. C.: Lion's Gate Publishing Co., Hard Cover. 8 vo., 216 pp. plus several b/w photos. 1st Ed. 1931. Interesting biography of the well-known author of "Legends of Vancouver" and "Flint and Feather" plus much more. Blue cloth with Gold lettering and Gold embossed feather on front cover. Minor edgewear, o/w VG+ in G+ d.j. with small stain on front panel plus some chipping and rubbing; couple of short taped tears. $29.00

[4924] Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddis and Other Poems 1958-1960. San Francisco: City Lights Books, Signed by Author. 12 mo., 104 pp. Later printing. Feb. 1984. Number 14 of the Pocket Poets Series. One of the great "Beat" writers of the 1950's and 1960's. This copy INSCRIBED by Ginsberg on the title page in Vancouver in 1985. Stiff card wraps. Slight chipping and discolouring of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $65.00

[5016] Gom, Leona. Collected Poems, The. Victoria, BC, Canada: Sono Nis Press, 8 vo. size, 273 pp. 1st Collected Edition. 1991. A representative offering of the author's first two books of poetry, "Kindling" and "The Singletree"; the 3rd and 4th books "Land of the Peace" and "Private Properties" in their entirety; plus 2 new poems. Grey card wraps plus Grey dust-jacket. Near Fine. $12.50

[2969] Gunther, Bernard. Love View: Word Plays . New York: Collier-Macmillan, 8 vo., unpaginated. 1971. 1st Collier Books ed. "With outlandish puns and fanciful sound games, Bernard Gunther gently jars our assumptions about what is ordinary in language." An example: "define myself in a word, why that's absurd". Stiff card pictorial wraps. Minor edgewear and light soiling; o/w a VG copy. $7.00

[1913] Hardy, Thomas. Pinnacled Tower, The. N.Y.: Macmillan, Hard Cover. 12 mo., 146 pp. (1975) 1st Ed. thus. A selection of Hardy's poetry, edited by Helen Plotz, and complemented by 5 illus. from wood engravings by Clare Leighton. This collection was meant as an introduction for young readers to the lesser-known but equally important area of Hardy's literary achievement. The more than 100 poems are divided into five thematic sections and present an inspiring cross-section of Hardy's versatile poetic style and his life-long concerns. Beige cloth with Gold lettering and decoration. Minor edgewear; minor soiling of foredges; o/w VG in G+ pictorial d.j. with some chipping and rubbing. $12.00

[4848] Harteis, Richard. Keeping Heart: New and Selected Poems . Sofia, Paris : Orpheus House , Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 115 pp. 1st edition. 1994. "The poems of KEEPING HEART are not the kind that dip down into life for the illustration of generalities. They proceed instead on the plane of daily feelings and happenings, and are sensitive notes on a life the constants of which become familiar to the reader". This special copy INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title, and with a letter to the book's recipient laid-in, SIGNED by the author. Glossy, pictorial stiff card wraps. Some chipping and rubbing of covers; still a VG clean copy. $14.00

[3245] Holland, R. W.. Rhyming Verse. Vancouver: Self Published, 6 x 9-1/4", 12 pages. 1st and only edition. Christmas 1952. The last publication of poems of this 91-year old British Columbian poet. A friend selected these poems as the best of the previous five years. A few of the poems are: "The Fraser River", "British Columbia Calls", "Lines to My Rod", "Garibaldi", "Over Ninety" and "Strathconas Horse". Beige card wraps with a ribbon tie. Minor bend to one corner of front cover; o/w Near Fine. $19.00

[4993] Howard, Dorothy (trans.). Under Dutch Skies: a Collection of Poems by Dutch Authors. Windsor, Ontario: Neatherlandic Press , Signed by Translator. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 51 pp. plus bios of authors and translators. 1st Edition. 1981. Some of the poets included are Jan Hanlo, Hans Lodeizen, J.C. Noordstar, Koos Schuur, and Riekus Waskowsky. Trans. by Dorothy Howard and Hendrika Ruger. A few wood-engraving illus. by G. Brender a Brandis. This copy SIGNED by Translator Dorothy Howard on the title page. Beige card wraps with tiger lily engraving illus. on front panel by Brandis. Minor edgewear plus some discolouring of edges; gift inscription on front endpaper; o/w a VG copy. $14.00

[1237] Hughes, James L. (ed.). Poems of Robert Burns, The. New York: George H. Doran, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 292 pp. plus about 80 pp. of b/w photos taken by the author. 1st Edition. 1920. The author states: "I hope these illustrations of places associated with the life of Burns, which he made immortal by associating them with his poems, may enable readers to understand the atmosphere of the great lover of nature in her fairest and, to Burns, most inspiring forms." The book is published with the view of securing a wider reading and study of the universal poems of Burns, arranged in four classes: 1. Poems of Nature; 2. Religious and Ethical Poems; 3. Poems of Democracy and Brotherhood; 4. Love Songs. Has Index of First Lines and Glossary of Scotch Words. Tan cloth. Slight edgewear; name of an ex-owner on inside front cover; o/w VG+ in heavily chipped Good d.j. $28.00

[3897] J.E. (ed.). Sunny Side of the Way . London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Slim 12 mo., 47 pp. n.d. (circa 1920). A compilation of poetry and quotes by famous authors, mostly on love and friendship. One of "The Rosemary Booklets". A delightful little book. Stiff card wraps with lovely decoration on front cover. Cream wraps are discoloured; slight chipping; prev. owner's name on half-title; o/w a VG copy. $16.00

[2049] Jonk, Clarence. Black Lace: a Collection of Love Poems . N.Y.: Pageant Press, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 50 pp. 1st Ed. (1953) "...the author explores and describes his feelings toward the woman who is the focal point of his existence--and toward "woman" in general." This collection of poems traces the beginning and blossoming of love into its maturity. A few atmospheric b/w illus. Black cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w VG+ in G+ pictorial d.j. with some chipping and a triangular taped tear on the rear jacket panel. $9.00

[2476] Kipling, Rudyard. Supplication of the Black Aberdeen . London: Medici Society, 8 vo., 4 pp. plus heavy paper wraps. (1927) Second printing. The poem and illus. originally appeared in the Strand Magazine. B/w illus. by G.L. Stampa, including printed illus. on front cover. String tie. Covers are soiled; spine is splitting top and bottom; minor wrinkling of pages; about Good to Good+ condition for a fragile item. $15.00

[4864] Kroeker, Kate Freiligrath. Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine. London: Walter Scott , Hard Cover. 16 mo., 280 pp. plus Preface, Memoir and publisher's ads. 1887. Heine (1799-1856) may be said to be the last of the celebrated German Romantic school of poets. A fine selection of his songs, sonnets and ballads. A title in "The Canterbury Poets" series. Brown decorated cloth. Moderate edgewear, rubbing and fading of covers; binding somewhat loose; rear inner hinge broken; some water damage to rear endapapers and the bottom margin of a few pages; a Good Only copy. $14.00

[2472] Lear, Edward and Carroll, Lewis. Owls and Pussy-cats. Oxford, Tor., Auckland: Oxford Univ. Press, Hard Cover. Tall 4 to., 64 pp. 1st Ed. Thus. 1993. Lear and Carroll wrote some of the most famous and best-loved nonsense verse of all time and they've been brought together in this collection along with superb colour illus. by Nicki Palin. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. with slight chipping and rubbing. See photo. $24.00

[2984] Lee, Dennis. Difficulty of Living on Other Planets . Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, Hard Cover. Sq. 12 mo., 112 pp. 1st Edition. (1987) Popular children's poet, Lee, serves up grown-up versions of 9 of his earlier poems from "Nicholas Knock and Other People", plus two dozen more in a humorous look at the quirkiness of life on this planet. Illustrated perfectly with the pen-and-ink drawings of Alan Daniel. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w VG+ in a slightly rubbed VG+ d.j. $10.00

[2760] LePitre, Gale. Wind in My Arms. Vancouver, B. C.: Hummingbird Press, Hard Cover. 12 mo., 36 pp. (1975) 1st Ed. Non-rhyming verse and personal thoughts of a Vancouver poet. Brown cloth. Hand-bound by Masako Yanome. Near Fine in VG d.j. with some chipping and soiling. $9.00

[4994] Main-van Der Kamp, Hannah J.. Gift of Ruin . Windsor, Ont.: Neatherlandic Press, Signed by Author. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 95 pp. 1st Edition. 1995. Book of poetry which "...chronicles a midlife process which moves from loss, illness and disruption through nature, contemplation and relationship to a tentative resolution expressed in trust and praise". Cover illustration and a few small wood-engraving illus. by G. Brender a Brandis. This copy SIGNED by the author on the title page. Business card of author laid in. Beige card wraps. Slight discolouring; minor bottomedge damage; o/w a VG or better copy. $12.50

[4810] Merrill, Timothy. After the Beginning . Nanaimo, B.C.: Bravo Publishing , Signed by Author. Abt. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" tall, 74 pp. 1st Edition. 1994. The author's 4th book of poetry. This copy INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title. Stiff card wraps. Near Fine copy except for prev. owner's name stamp on inside front cover. $12.00

[2559] Napora, Paul Edward. Cresset, The. San Antonio: Naylor Co., Hard Cover. 12 mo., 26 pp. 1st Ed. (1963) Author's second book of descriptive, unrhymed verse takes us from birth to death, from rhapsodic joy to the depths of despair. A modern Canadian poet of great power. This copy INSCRIBED on the dedication page by the author, April 22, '64. Publisher's advertisement card for "The Cresset" laid-in. Blue decorated cloth. Moderate edgewear; small stain on f.e.p.; larger stain on p. 4 affecting bottom five lines of verse; o/w G+ in Good Only d.j. that is heavily chipped and soiled. $12.00

[2558] Napora, Paul Edward. Death at Belsen. San Antonio: Naylor Co., Hard Cover. 12 mo., 26 pp. 1st Ed. (1967) Descriptive, unrhymed verse about the depressing subject of German concentration camps but also a celebration of the invincible spirit of the Jewish people. Another powerful book from one of Canada's foremost modern poets. This copy INSCRIBED on the half title by the author, March 24, '67. Laid-in are an Edmonton Journal 1965 article on Napora and his book "Hiroshima", as well as a catalogue of poetry books available from Naylor Co., "The Poet's Publisher". Green cloth. Minor edgewear; brown stains on endpapers from something taped in at some time; o/w VG in VG d.j. with some chipping and soiling. $25.00

[2977] Olson, Charles. Selected Writings. New York: New Directions, 5-1/4 x 8", 280 pp. 1st pb printing. (1966) Edited, and with an Introduction by Robert Creeley. This collection of poetry draws from Olson's earlier books and includes some of his major work-in-progress, "The Maximus Poems". Also included is Olson's perceptive essay on Shakespeare's verse in the late plays, "Apollonius of Tyana", a background script for an original dance play and two Mayan articles. Grey card wraps are rubbed and lightly soiled; two pages are discoloured from a newspaper article; o/w a G+ or better copy. $9.00

[4211] Olson, George. No Place to Hide: a Collection of Wartime Poems . Edmonton, Alberta: Loral Family Group, Sm. 8 vo. size, 123 pp. No date (appears to be 1999 or 2000 since there is a remembrance poem included from 1999.). With this exception, the poems were written down at the end of missions during Olson's tour of duty from 1943 to 1945. In a special section, the author describes the episode(s) that led to the creation of each poem. Some pages of Olson's Flying Log Book are also reproduced to corroborate some of the incidents on which his poems are based. Some of the poems include: Air Gunnery School; Operation Number One; Panzer Headquarters Raid; Mission to Caen; 98 Squadron; Crippled Bomber; Bomber's Crew; and, Crash Landing. This copy specially INSCRIBED by Olson to the Nursing Staff at Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster, B.C.) with the hope that they "...will enjoy reading these poems written so long ago". Heavy card wraps with colour illustration of a dogfight. Minor chipping; crease along front outer hinge; o/w a VG+ copy. $15.00

[2690] Pratt, E.J.. Ten Selected Poems. Toronto: Macmillan Co. Of Canada, Hard Cover. 12 mo., 149 pp. 1st Ed. Thus. 1947. This selection of narrative poems was selected from the "Collected Poems of E.J. Pratt" and includes the two great epics "Dunkirk" and "The Titanic". Canada's most outstanding poet. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; very small piece missing from top margin of title page; short tear in top margins of two leaves (i.e. 4 pages); o/w VG in Good+ d.j. with some heavy rubbing, a couple of small pieces missing and two short taped tears. $18.00

[4986] Pratt, E.J.. Towards the Last Spike. Toronto: Macmillan, Hard Cover. Signed by Author. 8 vo., 54 pp. 1st Edition. 1952. "A verse-panorama of the struggle to build the first Canadian Transcontinental from the time of the proposed terms of union with British Columbia (1870) to the hammering of the last spike in the Eagle Pass (1885)." This copy SIGNED by Pratt on the title page. Beige cloth with small vignette of a steam engine on front cover. Minor edgewear; front endpaper removed; prev. owner's name on half-title; o/w a G+ clean copy without d.j. $20.00

Pyke, Felicity . Soul Thoughts . Self Published, Hard Cover. Sm. 4 to., unpaginated (43 pp.). (1993) No publishing information, possibly New Zealand or Australia. Maudlin verse of family life and social conditions. Line drawings of teddy bears and cats by Jennie Preece, which make the book appear to be for children but it's more of a woman's journal. Glossy pictorial boards. Some edgewear; o/w a VG clean copy. $12.50

[1371] Ray, Hattie J.. Angel Whisperings for the Searcher After Truth. Chicago: Relioio-Philosophical Publishing House, Hard Cover. 8 vo., 272 pp. 1st Edition. 1889. Described in the Preface as a "...volume of bright gems of thought", and the Preface also says: "The Poems contained in this volume are Angel Whisperings, in very deed, and are destined to elevate the thoughts and bring sunshine into the hearts of the multitude." Dark Green cloth over beveled boards with embossed scroll and other decorations in Red on front cover; Red decoration of spine with Gold titling. Moderate edgewear; corners bumped; covers a little dull and rubbed; front inside hinge cracked; o/w a nice clean, solid VG copy. $45.00

[816] Reed, Langford. Complete Limerick, The. N.Y. & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, Knickerbocker Press, Hard Cover. Sm. 4 to., 154 pp. incl. 24 b/w illus. by H.M. Bateman. 1st U.S. Ed. 1925. The origin, history and achievements of the limerick, with over 400 selected examples. Yellow with Black lettering and imprinted illus. on front cover. Ex-owner has written two limericks in p encil on f.e.p. which I have left. Some edgewear and rubbing; two corners bumped; moderate soiling to cover; o/w G+. $15.00

[4865] Richmond, John. Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton. London: Walter Scott, Hard Cover. 16 mo., 292 pp. plus 4 pp. of publisher's ads. 1885. Born in Bristol on Nov. 20th, 1752, Thomas Chatterton did not live to see his 18th birthday. Nevertheless, he left a prodigious body of work. The editior states in his "Prefatory Notice": "No poet--not even Coleridge--was ever so imbued with the romantic spirit; and, without giving him more than his due, we must acknowledge Chatterton to be the founder of the modern romantic school of poetry." A title in "The Canterbury Poets" series. Brown cloth with Black and Gold decoration on spine and front cover. Minor edgewear and rubbing; some minor foxing; title-page discoloured from something having been laid in; front inner hinge starting; still a G+ to -VG copy. $19.00

[4871] Rippon, Albert. Sparks from a Blacksmith's Anvil . Vancouver, B. C.: Elder Statesman Newspaper , Abt. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4" tall, 68 pp. #464 of 1000 copies. (1973) The poetry of Albert Rippon who emigrated to Canada in 1908. A few b/w illus. Brown card wraps. VG+. $11.50

[3914] Roberts, Charles G.D.. Poems: New Complete Edition . Toronto: Copp, Clark Co., Hard Cover. 8 vo., 257 pp. 1st Canadian Edition. 1907. Included are: "Ave! An Ode for the Shelley Centenary"; "The Book of the Native"; "Songs of the Common Day"; "New York Nocturnes"; "Poems Written Before 1880"; "The Book of the Rose"; plus Ballads, Sonnets and Miscellaneous Poems. Burgundy cloth with Gold lettering; t.e.g. Minor edgewear; light soiling; edges somewhat discoloured; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w a VG clean copy. $25.00

[2611] Rodman, Selden. Airmen, The. New York: Random House, Hard Cover. Slim 8 vo., 148 pp. 1st Ed. 1941. A powerful narrative poem celebrating flight, from the legend of Icarus to Leonardo da Vinci, right up to the Second World War period. Illus. with a few drawings and photos. Beige/Burgundy cloth. Minor wear and fading of edges; paper a bit discoloured; o/w VG in a G+ price-clipped d.j. with heavy chipping and some soiling. $12.00

[4902] Valgardson, W.D.. Carpenter of Dreams . Victoria, B.C.: Skaldhus Press , Signed by Author. Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 70 pp. Probable 1st Edition (1986). A self-published collection of personal but pleasureable poetry. This copy SIGNED by the author on the half-title. Stiff card wraps. Minor edgewear and slight discolouring of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50

[4518] Walsh, Clara A.. Master-Singers of Japan: Being Verse Translations from the Japanese Poets . London: John Murray, Hard Cover. 16 mo., 120 pp. plus 4 pp. of publisher's ads. 1st Edition. 1910. A title in the "Wisdom of the East" series. Some of the poets included are: Hitomaro, Akahito, Yakamochi, Omi Okura, and Kino Tsurayuki. From an American review laid in: "The reviewer does not know of a better volume to recommend to the reader who wishes an introduction to this fascinating form of Japanese literature." Brown cloth with Yellow lettering and decoration. Minor edgewear and rubbing; poor paper is somewhat discoloured; o/w a VG copy. $24.00

[5098] Watmough, David . Coming Down the Pike: Sonnets . Victoria, B.C.: Ekstasis Editions , Soft Cover. Signed by Author. Abt. 6 x 9" tall, 75 pp. 1st Edition. 2008. A collection of poetry drawn from nature, literature, human foibles and gay culture. This copy SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED on the dedication page by the author. Pictorial glossy stiff card wraps. Near Fine. $20.00

[4151] Wong, Rita. Monkey Puzzle Poems . Vancouver: Press Gang, Abt. 5-3/4 x 8" tall, 112 pp. 1st Edition (1998). An insightful, gifted poet who writes sensually, lyrically and passionately. Winner of the 1997 ACWW emerging writer award. Stiff card wraps. Near Fine. $8.00

1)    (Browning) Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (complete), from 
the twelfth London edition. Thomas Y. Crowell, N.Y. (1886). Sm. 8 vo., 520 pp. 
Frontis portrait of Ms. Browning. Lovely decorated cloth spine and paper-on-boards;
all edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover; paper
worn from edges, especially at corners; spine a bit dull and discoloured;
a G to G+ copy but still pretty. See the book on the right in the above
photo.                                      $30.00 (SOLD)

2)  (Browning)Poems by Robert Browning: including Dramatic Romances and
Lyrics; Pauline; Sordello; Men and Women; and more. Not shown. Published
by George Routledge & Sons, London. 1899. 8 vo., 544 pp. 3/4 leather plus
marbled paper-over-boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. Gilt titling 
and 5 rosettes between the raised bands on spine. Moderate 
rubbing and scuffing of spine and all edges (with some 
paper missing on edges); some rubbing of marbled paper on covers; front
marbled endpaper and half-title creased; paper somewhat discoloured; still
a G+ or better solid copy that's very attractive. Not shown.     $55.00

3) (Ingoldsby) The Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby. The Oxford Edition. 
Lon., N.Y. Tor. 1910. 12 mo., 527 pp. Includes all 3 Series, plus a 48-
page Memoir of Thomas Ingoldsby (Rev. Richard Harris Barham). 
With a portrait and 25 illus. by Cruikshank, Leech and others. Leather
binding with Royal Grammar School crest and bookplate. Ribbed spine with
gilt decoration. All edges and endpapers marbled. A few nicks and 
some edgewear (esp. to top of spine); corner of a few pages turned;
o/w a VG clean copy. A mixture of prose and poetry, but worthy
of entry here. Not shown.                         $55.00

4)    (Longfellow) The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
reprinted from the revised American Edition, including recent poems
not previously published. Frederick Warne and Co., London. n.d. (circa 1885).
The "Albion" Edition. 12 mo., 630 pp. An extremely handsome copy in full
Blue leather with gilt tooling and a Red leather title patch on the ribbed
spine. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Some rubbing of corners and
edges; some fading of spine; a few minor scratches; o/w a VG or 
better copy. Not shown.                                    $95.00

5) (Milton) The Sonnets of John Milton, edited by Mark Pattison. Kegan, Paul,
Trench & Co., London. 1883. Frontispiece portrait of Milton (looking dour).
16 mo., 227 pp., including a 53-page Introduction. Lovely decorated 
Green half-leather binding with marbled boards and endpapers; 
ribbed spine; t.e.g. Minor edgewear; a little fading to spine; o/w a VG
copy with very White clean pages. See book second from left in above
photo.                                             $90.00

6) (Swinburne) Selections from The Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne. 
Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly. 1894. 5th edition. 16 mo., 230 pp. Lovely decorated 
half-leather binding with marbled boards and endpapers; ribbed spine; t.e.g. 
Some wear to edges and two corners; slight fading; some discolouration
of foredges; o/w a VG copy.  See first book on left above.            $90.00

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