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[POETRY]
THE BOOKFELLOW POETRY AWARD 1939
Chicago, The Bookfellows 1939, Limited Ed, Hb. Ill.: Tipped-in frontispiece. Ffep neatly removed, mod. shelf wear, dj sl soiled, about vg-/g+. 8vo, 166 pp. The Second Issue Presenting the Work of Members of the Order of Bookfellows. Printed by The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, IA.
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Book number: 022622
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Literature Bookfellows

 
[FRENCH POETRY]
CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS [Tales and New Verse]
Paris, Leclere Fils 1862, hb. Ill.: copperplate headpieces. Two volume set, nicely bound in 3/4 crimson morroco. larger 12mo pp. 208, 210. With poems by Voltaire, Vergier, Senece, Perrault, Moncrief and Ducerceau, Grevourt, Saint-Lambert, Champfort, Piron and others.
¶ The binder is Allo (with his name stamped in tiny letters on the recto of the ffep). Raised bands to the spines, with gilt decorated compartments and very delicate gilt lettering. The endpapers are marbled, and the top edge is gilt. There are numerous engraved vignettes, or head pieces, some of which are risque or erotic; hence reminiscent of Jean de la Fontaine's CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. Neither the artist nor the engraver is identified but the work is fine, with many subtle details. Both volumes show minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards, with the surfaces lightly scuffed. The spines are also a bit rubbed, but nothing untoward. The front endpaper of volume I is splitting but the hinges and joints are still tight, and the book feels "sound". Volume II is similarly tight. There is some foxing throughout. There is what appears to be a small stamped flower on the recto of the title page of volume I, which has slightly bled through. Overall, the set presents well on the shelf, and is in good plus to almost very good condition. Digital photos available.
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Book number: 027947
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 169 | £UK 150.5 | JP¥ 22303]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poets French literature Bindings

 
[LONNQUIST, C. A.]
DIKTER AF TEOFILUS
Rock Island, IL, Augustana Book Concern 1907, 1st edition, . Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in original cloth with decorated front board. 12mo, pp. 179. The text is in Swedish. The title translates as "Poems of Teofilus".
¶ No author is shown in the book, but Lonnquist is identified as the author in "The Cultural Heritage of the Swedish Immigrant: Selected References" digitized in 2011 by The Internet Archive. Lonnquist was well-known in the Swedish-American community at the time as a writer of religious poems, who participated in the brief golden age of Swedish-American literature, when a lively Swedish language press flourished in the United States (roughly between 1897 and 1913 - see James M. Kaplan, "Birgir Sandzen on Art, Music and Transcendence", Nordic Studies Press, 2010.) Oval rubber stamp of Svenska Lut Kyrkan / Winnipeg" to endpapers - no other markins. Minor wear to cloth, else in very good condition.
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Book number: 043758
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Sweden

 
ELEGANT EXTRACTS: Being a Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and Entertaining Passages from the Eminent British Poets
London, John Sharpe ND (c. 1820s), hb. Volumes I through V, bound uniformly in full polished leather. 12mo,
¶ With engraved title page vignettes and all foredges of the textblock marbled, as are the endpapers. This is a re-binding or reference set, as the bindings of all volumes are in a poor state. Internally, there is little foxing and the contents are fairly tightly-bound, clean, and in good condition. Sold with all faults, and priced accordingly.
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Book number: 007210
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.5 | £UK 56.5 | JP¥ 8364]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: BriLit

 
[INDIANA UNIVERSITY]
LABYRINTH Spring 1983
, Indiana University 1983, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in original stapled stiff card covers. 8vo, pp. 56. Name on front cover and a bit of writing on rear cover. Slight wear to covers. Contents unmarked. A very good copy.
¶ "Labyrinth is a literary magazine published by the Academic Unit Coordinating Committee, in the hopes of becoming a forum of sorts for the creative endeavors of the student community of the Academic Units at Indiana University."
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Book number: 043201
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: AmerLit dWII

 
NEW VERSE / Alden Double Number / Nos. 26-27 / November, 1937
London, Lindsay Drummond Ltd. 1937, wrappers. Ill.: black-and-white photograph. Bound in original printed wrappers stapled at the spine. 8vo, pp. 47. Covers spotted and lightly soiled. Pages edges a bit turned. Occasional spotting to pages; else tight & in gd/gd+ condition.
¶ With contributions by Christopher Isherwood, Cecil Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Herbert Read, Stephen Spender, Edwin Muir et al. With a facsimile of a Auden poem, and a photo, printed on glossy stock, of "Wystan Auden".
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Book number: 036740
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poets Poetry list

 
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
New York City, Thomas Y. Crowell 1909, hb. Ill.: Willy Pogany illustrations. Bound in original green cloth ornately embellished in gilt. 8vo, Unpaginated, with sixteen full-colour illustrations by Willy Pogany printed on coated paper and tipped-in to the book.
¶ The Edward Fitzgerald translation. Printed by McLagan & Company, Lithographers, Edinburgh. Remains of bookplate, and former owner's signature, to front pastedown. Spine, and cloth near spine, has darkened. Corners rounded, light rubbing to board edges. Binding tight, contents clean: a good, to good plus, copy.
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Book number: 035620
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | £UK 49 | JP¥ 7248]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poet Persia Love poems

 
THE SASKATCHEWAN POETRY BOOK [a lot of eight individual issues, 1959 to 1985]
Reginga, SK, Saskatchewan Poetry Society 1959 to 1984, 1st printings, wrappers. Card covers slightly scuffed, else all in very good condition. Small 8vo, Sold as a lot of eight.
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Book number: 041899
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: CanLit

 
ADAMSON, ARTHUR
BIRD BEAST AND LOVER poems and woodcuts
Winnipeg, Editions Ink Inc. 1994, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: woodcuts. Sl. soiling to bds., else in nf cond. (issued without dj). 4to, unpaginated Issued in a limited edition of 126 copies, of which this is number 22, signed by the author on the colophon.
¶ With several publicity items, and a typed biography of the poet laid-in loose.
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Book number: 009344
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 | £UK 37.75 | JP¥ 5576]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: CanLit Limited editions

 
L'AMI, C. E. [CHARLES ERNEST L'AMI]
THE TIPPERARY STONETHROWERS
Steinbach, Manitoba, Carillon Press 1975, 1st edition, hb. Front board creased, light shelf wear, else in very good cond. Small 8vo, pp. 134. Lots of "prairie poetry", written and published without a Canada Council grant! It just might be worth reading.
¶ (Non-authorial) inscription on front free endpaper. No other markings.
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Book number: 005575
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Poetry Prairies Manitoba Canlit

 
ANGELOU, MAYA
SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING?
New York City, Random House 1983, 1st edition, hb. Very sl. shelf wear; else nf cond. in price-clipped, o/w nf dj. Slm 8vo, pp. 44. ISBN 0394521447
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Book number: 017404
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Black literature AmerLit Women poets

 
ANTONINUS, BROTHER [WILLIAM "BILL" EVERSON]
WHO IS SHE THAT LOOKETH FORTH AS THE MORNING
Santa Barbara, CA, Capricorn Press 1972, hb. Ill.: colour illustrations. Slight dent to foredge of boards, else in near fine condition. Large 4to, pp. 19. One of 250 copies designed & printed by Noel Young, Santa Barbara, CA in Jan. 1972. Numbered 105 and signed by the poet.
¶ Title page blocks cut by Graham Mackintosh, printed on Curtis Rag from Trump Medieval type and handbound by Earle Gray. Endsheets printed from acrylic patterns using water-based inks. On the first blank page is an ink inscription: "For Mel Smith / this last to fine packet / of Eversonia / with best regards / Bill Everson / Halloween 1980 / Kingfisher Flat". William "Bill" Everson (1912-1994), AKA "Brother Antoninus", was an American poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and was also a literary critic and small press printer. During World War II he registered as an anarchist and pacifist with his draft board and was sent to a Civilian Public Service camp for COs in Oregon, where he completed "The Residual Years", a volume of poems which launched him to national fame.
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Book number: 043230
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3903]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: AmerLit Small press

 
ANTONOVYCH-RUDNYCKA, M.
Readings in Slavic Literature / 7 / AN ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN POETRY
Winnipeg, MB, University of Manitoba Press 1968, 1st edition, wrappers. Spine shows some soiling, conts. clean & tight: a very good copy. 8vo, pp. 192. Preface in English; text in Russian.
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Book number: 035819
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Russia

 
ARIOSTO, LUDOVICO
L'ORLANDO FURIOSO
London, 1779 to 1781, hb. Ill.: engravings. Volume II, III, and IV, all bound in full period brown leather. 12mo, Bindings of volumes II and III in very poor cond. Vol. IV a bit better. Contents show occasional foxing, else tightly bound.
¶ With armorial bookplate of Francis Martin to inside front board of each volume. Rubber stamp at bottom of front free endpapers. The Orlando Furioso is an epic poem written by Ariosto in 1516. It was originally written in Ferrarese, a dialect of Ferrara, and later translated into literary Tuscan, to be more accessible to Italians at large. The poem formed the basis, or inspiration, for numerous baroque operas, including those by famous composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. Note: this is an incomplete set, lacking the first volume. It is sold as a reading, reference, or re-binding set; and priced accordingly.
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Book number: 040809
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Epic poems Italian verse Bindings

 
ARNOLD, MATTHEW
Oxford Edition / THE POEMS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD 1840-1867 / with an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
London, Oxford University Press 1913, hb. Ill.: frontispiece. Beautifully bound in cushioned green suede, with all edges gilt. 8vo, pp. xxvii,460. Slight shelf wear to covers, gilt very bright and unmarked, contents clean & tight: a very good copy - excellent gift book.
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Book number: 037913
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Keywords: BritLit Bindings

 
ARNOLD, LES
PLAIN SAILING
, Rose Acre Press , . Stapled card covers show light soiling, contents clean and tight. Signed by the author on the title page. No information as to the date, or place, of publishing. 27 poems - unpaginated.
¶ This title not in WorldCat or Amicus, although there are several listings in Amicus for other titles by "Les Arnold", several of which appear to be books of poetry. Presumably, if the authors are one and the same, then Mr. Arnold is Canadian. No reference to Rose Acre Press can be found.
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Book number: 037456
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ATWOOD, MARGARET
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY
Toronto, Oxford University Press 1968, wrappers. Covers scuffed, else a vg copy. 8vo, 69 pp. Atwood's second book (poetry).
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Book number: 010698
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Canadiana CanLit Canadian Literature Literature

 
ATWOOD, MARGARET
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY
Boston, Atlantic-Little, Brown 1968, 1st Amer. ed., wrappers. Minor scuffing & soiling to card covers, edges a bit rubbed: gd+. 8vo, 69 pp. Atwood's second book (poetry). Published in Canada by Oxford University Press in similar format.
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Book number: 028149
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ATWOOD, MARGARET
THE CIRCLE GAME
Toronto, Anansi 1970, reprint, wrappers. Card covers a bit worn & very sl. soiled; else in g/vg condition. 8vo, 80 pp. Atwood's first book publication. ISBN 0887840035
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Book number: 009913
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Keywords: Canadiana CanLit Canadian Literature

 
ATWOOD, MARGARET
THE DOOR
Toronto, McClelland & Stewart 2007, 1st edition, hb. Sl. shelf wear; else vg/nf in sl. scuffed, very good dust jacket. 8vo, pp. 120. ISBN 9780771008801
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Book number: 037673
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ATWOOD, MARGARET / CHARLES PACHTER / WITH A MEMOIR BY CHARLES PACHTER AND FOREWORD BY DAVID STAINES
THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE
Toronto, Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1997, 1st Cdn. ed., hb. Ill.: colour illustrations. 4to, Atwood's third book of poetry, first published in 1970, re-cast in this new "fancified" edition. Unpaginated.
¶ High school rubber stamp to second blank page, which has off-set a bit to facing (blank) page; else in near fine condition. The clear glassine wrapper is a bit scuffed but is otherwise in very good condition. ISBN 1551990601
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Book number: 041340
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ATWOOD, MARGARET / CHARLES PACHTER / WITH A MEMOIR BY CHARLES PACHTER AND FOREWORD BY DAVID STAINES
THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE
Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company 1997, hb. Ill.: colour illustrations. Nicely bound in blue half cloth and in publisher's clear jacket. 4to, Atwood's third book of poetry, first published in 1970, re-cast in this new "fancified" edition. Unpaginated.
¶ The book shows no marks and is in near fine condition. The clear acetate jacket is a bit scuffed, else it is in very good condition. ISBN 0395880432
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Book number: 040716
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ATWOOD, MARGARET
POWER POLITICS Poems
Toronto, Anansi 1982, Reprint., wrappers,. Card covers lightly rubbed at extremities, else in g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. 56. ISBN 0887845797
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Book number: 037674
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ATWOOD, MARGARET
POWER POLITICS
Toronto, Anansi 1971, 1st printing, wrappers. Spine sunned, slight wear to card covers; else vgf condition. 8vo, pp. 56. Atwood's fifth book of poetry. ISBN 0887840205
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Book number: 039315
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ATWOOD, MARGARET
TWO-HEADED POEMS
Toronto, Oxford University Press 1978, 1st edition, wrappers. Card covers a bit "thumbed" & sl. soiled; else vg condition. Slim 8vo, pp. 112. ISBN 0-19-540292-8 with 1 2 3 4 5 on copyright page.
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Book number: 007517
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Keywords: Literature Canadiana CanLit

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