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1 Birney, Earle, Dilworth, Ira, Pacey, Desmond, Bonenfant, Jean-Charles and Duhamel, Roger, selected by. Foreword by Joseph McCulley. NEW VOICES: CANADIAN UNIVERSITY WRITING OF 1956.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, (1956). 
184 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of Canadian university students' writings (prose, poetry and at least one play). Contributions in English and French. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, pages browning very lightly, l ight edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, six small closed tears archivally taped, spine lightly rubbed. VG/VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DOWN THE LONG TABLE., Birney, Earle.
2 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Fair 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). In this novel, Gordon Saunders, a Canadian professor lecturing at an American university one day finds himself "among hostile strangers. There they sat, his accusers, looking at him down the length of the table, and of half a lifetime in a room filled with the atmostphere of suspicion and hatred - the special atmosphere of Investigating Committees in the Fifties. Their questions concerned people he had known, and things he had done, in 1932 and 1933; certain people and certain things only, for their final and all-important question - his relationship, past and present, with the Communist Party." Tiny closed tear (archivally taped) at top corner of free rear endpaper, bump to top corner of boards with slight migration into adjacent few pages, slight bump at bottom corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny repaired tear in cloth at bottom of front hinge, small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has heavy browing on spine and flap-folds, small chips and tears, light rubbing, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Birney, Earle. (Introduction by Al Purdy.) LAST MAKINGS.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1991), Ist edition. 
123 pp, 8vo, soft cover, self-flaps. The author's last book of poetry, closing "with a long sequence of love poems - tender, playful, erotic - which joyfully review the past and contemplate eventual leave taking...(includes) a lively, personal intr oduction by Al Purdy, in which he shares anecdotes about his friendship with Birney and insights into the man and his work." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edgewear/rubbing, spine fl a t a n d u n c r e a sed. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE., Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers.  Foreword by Richard Rohmer.
5 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has very light browning at inside top edge and on spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES., Denham, Robert D.  (Northrop Frye.)
7 Denham, Robert D. (Northrop Frye.) NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802026303 / 9780802026309 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
449 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Northrop Frye was one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious: his publications include thirty-eight books and monographs, nearly 300 essays and articles, and some 15 reviews and miscellaneous pieces. His reputation is international: he has been the subject of numerous books, a forthcoming biography, and thirty doctoral dissertations from universities as far-flung as Freiburg, Oxford, and Texas. With this bibliography, the massive body of work by and about Frye is now made readily accessible for the first time. More than 2500 entries are included, organized in a practical and straightforward structure. Part One, covering works by Frye, is arranged in chronological order. Part Two, which deals with secondary sources, is presented in alphabetical order. (The author) has provided ample notation for the many hundreds of entries; with the primary sources, he has quoted from Frye's own words as far as possible to illuminate the tone as well as the content." Minor soiling to top/bottom edges of text block, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Hibbert, Joyce. Foreword by Earle Birney. FRAGMENTS OF WAR: STORIES FROM SURVIVORS OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1985 0919760946 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
267 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the skinking of the 'Athenia' to become a war bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences. Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories which reflect the world wide aspects of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, adn the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN ARK:  A BOOK OF BEASTS., Ondaatje, Michael, compiler.  John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al.
10 Ondaatje, Michael, compiler. John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al. THE BROKEN ARK: A BOOK OF BEASTS.
Toronto Oberon 1971 0887500501 / 9780887500503 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tony Urquhart. 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp.), 12" H. B&w illustrations. Contains: 'Good Company, Fine Houses' by John Newlove; 'The Egg' by Victor Coleman; 'Catbird' by John Glassco; 'Invocations' by Gwendolyn MacEwen; 'Honey' & 'Noctambule' by George Johnston; 'The Natural History of the Elephants' by Milton Acorn; 'Slug in Woods' by Earle Birney; 'Love Story' by Phyllis Webb; 'On the 24th of May' by D.G. Jones; 'Horses' by Joan Finnegan; 'Dobbin' by George Bowering; 'The Bull Moose' by Alden Nowlan; 'Cain' by Irving Layton; 'Mountain Oysters' by Pat Lane; 'Man' by David McFadden; 'Killer Whale' by bill bissett; 'Stories of Snow' by P.K. Page; 'The Beavers of Renfrew' by Al Purdy; 'Birds for Janet, The Heron' by Michael Ondaatje; 'Dreams of the Animals' by Margaret Atwood; and 'On the Way to the Vivarium' by Stuart MacKinnon. Bump to top corner of front board, very small bump to bottom corner og both boards, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, blank bookplate on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - includes a few very small tears and chips, slight fading to color on spine and across top 2" of jacket, a few small areas of light soiling marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
11 Spadoni, Carl and Donnelly, Judy. Foreword by Graham R. Hill. Preface by Jack McClelland. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF McCLELLAND AND STEWART IMPRINTS, 1909-1985: A PUBLISHER'S LEGACY.
Toronto ECW Press 1994 155022171X / 9781550221718 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
862 pp, 10" H. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver emblem on front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Historical Introduction; Bibliographical Method and Principles; List of Works Cited; Location Symbols; Illustrations; Text organized by year, 1909-1985; Appendix A: Imprints Not Located; Appendix B: Series; Appendix C: Archival Resources; Name Index; Title Index. Very minor soiling on rear board. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE MONTHLY EPIC:  A HISTORY OF CANADIAN MAGAZINES, 1789-1989., Sutherland, Fraser.
12 Sutherland, Fraser. THE MONTHLY EPIC: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN MAGAZINES, 1789-1989.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1989 0889028974 / 9780889028975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
355 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Crammed with colour and anecdote, yet meticulously researched and fact-filled, (this book) is accessible Canadian social history that traces the magazine industry from its boisterous pre-Confederation beginnings to the vibrant and influential medium that it is today. (E)xamines the emergence of a national consciousness whose concerns became issues for the now growing number of Canadian magazines. We follow these throught their heyday in the Thirties and Forties to their near demise in the TV-conscious Sixties. The political, social and technological events that influenced Canada, and the hard-driving publishers, writers and editors who stamped their publications with their own vision and personal style are chronicled." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Weaver, Robert, ed. Introd. by Robert Fulford. (Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco, et al.) THE FIRST FIVE YEARS: A SELECTION FROM THE TAMARACK REVIEW.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1962, Ist edition. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. A collection of contributions to The Tamarack Review during its first five years. Includes works by Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leona rd Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco and others. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bookstore label at bottom of front pastedown, faint browning to pages, minor edgewear to boards, light sunning to 1/8th" strip at bottom of sp i n e , s l i g h t darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket is complete, but worn and rubbed, with tiny chips/closed tears, small stains, small scuffs and darkening - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Wilson, Edmund; Blais, Marie-Claire; Meigs, Mary; Layton, Irving; Solway, Clifford; Birney, Earle; Purdy, Alfred; Callaghan, Barry; Livesay, Dorothy; Grosskurth, Phyllis; Carruth, Hayden; Watt, F.W.; Kilbourn, William; Pearson, Alan; Godfrey, Dave. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SPRING 1966. ISSUE 39.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
104 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: Foreword, by Edmund Wilson; A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais; Four Drawings by Mary Meigs; Six Poems, by Irving Layton; An Interview with Christopher Isherwood, by Clifford Solway; In Purdy's Ameliasburg, by Earle Birney; Arctic Poems, by Alfred Purdy; Tennessee Williams and the Cocaloony Birds, by Barry Callaghan; A Gloss of Poems, by Dorothy Livesay; The World of Muriel Spark, by Phyllis Grosskurth; That Heaven-sent Lively Rope -walker, Irving Layton, by Hayden Carruth; A Civil Bore, by F.W. Watt; A Formidable Beginning, by William Kilbourn; Poetry Chronicle, by Alan Pearson; A Member of the Stock Exchange, by Dave Godfrey; Contributors. The back cover, sponsore d b y H u d s o n's Bay Company, features a poem by John Newlove - 'The Hitch-Hiker'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wea r t o co v er s, l ig ht wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small bump at top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS., Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al.
15 Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al. ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS.
ECW Press, (Toronto, 1993). 
282 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w portrait sketches by Isaac Bickerstaff. Contents: Charles Heaveysege; Charles Sangster; Charles Mair; Isabella Valancy Crawford; William Wilfred Campbell; Charles G.D. Roberts; Bliss Carman; Archibald Lampman; D uncan Campell Scott; E.J. Pratt; W.W.E. Ross; Raymond Knister; F.R. Scott; Robert Finch; A.J.M. Smith; Earle Birney; Leo Kennedy; Ralph Gustafson; A.M. Klein; Dorothy Livesay; Anne Wilkinson; Irving Layton; P.K. Page; Miriam Waddington; Margaret Avison; Louis Dudek; Al Purdy; Raymond Souster; Eli Mandel; Milton Acorn; James Reaney; Robert Kroetsch; Phyllis Webb; D.G. Jones; Jay Macpherson; Alden Nowlan; Joe Rosenblatt; Leonard Cohen; George Bowering; John Newlove; Margaret A twood; Bill Bissett; Patrick Lane; Dennis Lee; Gwendolyn MacEwen; Daphne Marlatt; Michael Ondaatje; B. P. Nichol. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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