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FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME.  A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE., (Fujiwara Teika).  Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner.
1 (Fujiwara Teika). Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner. FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME. A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1967, first edition. 
148 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Bilingual text (romanized Japanese and English) on facing pages, with annotations. "This is a complete translation of an important document of traditional Japanese poetics: the 'Kindai Shuka' of F ujiwara Teika (1162-1241), one of the greatest Japanese poets and critics. The work consists of a short critical essay by Teika and a carefully arranged sequence of eighty-three poems by other hands. His essay discusses the state of poetry i n t h e early thirteenth century and offers advice and standards for aspiring poets; the sequence of poems teaches the same standards by example. Despite the title, the poems are taken from the full range of Japanese poetry to Teika's time, wit h em p ha si s o n the precding three centuries. Pehaps the most striking characteristic of the sequence is the unique construction. As the translators demonstrate in their Introduction and commentary, the poems are linked by subtle techniques of as soc ia tio n a nd p rogression into a unified whole that can be read as a single long poems of more than 400 lines." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper. Dust jacket has been price clipped, very small closed puncture tea r o n fr ont hin ge, sli ght fading to color on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY:  "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES"., (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.)
2 (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.) LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY: "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES".
Springfield, Prince Edward Island Women's Institute 1975 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
20 pp, 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" D. B&w photographs. A short biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables and other children's classics. Includes three poems: "Twilight in Abegweit"; "In Lover's Lane"; and, "Off to the Fishing Ground", an essay entitled "Prince Edward Island", plus the words and music for "Island Hymn". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small # 69 written in pen at top corner of front cover, tiny stain and small light water stain on rear cover. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 (Richard H. Berg, John Cannan, Richard L. DiNardo, David G. Martin, Albert A. Nofi, Wayne Michael Sarf, Kathleen B. Williams.) THE CIVIL WAR BOOK OF LISTS. OVER 300 LISTS, FROM THE SUBLIME...TO THE RIDICULOUS.
Combined Books, (Conshohocken, PA, 1993), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "This fascinating new handbook on the War Between the States is an invaluable source of facts, statistics, data and trivia. The wide variety of lists includes detailed topics of every description. Commanders on both sides are ranked according to the best and worst ever to lead troops during the war. A selection of casualty figures demonstrates the enormous number of lives taken on the fields of the war's bloodiest battles. The composition of the armies is given in terms of state origin, ethnic background and even average height of the troops. Lists also probe social issues such as the distribution of the African American and White populations, the elections of 1860 and 1864 and the songs and poems sung in the North and South..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color - lettering very legible, slight waviness to book, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
PERSON & PLACE:  A CANADIAN GARLAND., Alden, John, foreword by.  (Inscribed by John Alden.)  (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.)
5 Alden, John, foreword by. (Inscribed by John Alden.) (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.) PERSON & PLACE: A CANADIAN GARLAND.
G.K. Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974. 
Unpaginated (approx. 27 pp.), 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Produced as a Christmas gift by G.K. Hall & Co., 1974. INSCRIBED BY JOHN ALDEN ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Frontispiece is reproduction of monograph poem by Marc Lescarbot, 1618. Reproduces three poems , two from the seventeenth century in French on the subject of Champlain's explorations and one from the eighteenth century in English entitled Annapolis Royal. Interior - previous owners bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover, slight crease at top of spine/rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Andrews, John Williams. Signed. Introduction by William A. Ong. FIRST FLIGHT: THE STORY OF ORVILLE AND WILBUR WRIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA. SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
Pavilion Press, Westport, Connecticut, (1963), No. 396 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. 
31 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION/COPYRIGHT PAGE. A narrative poem illustrated with b&w photographs. Very small shallow bump to top edge of boards, light edge wear, spine is cocked for half of its length. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two tiny tears with creases at top of front panel, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of front hinge, slight darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds. VG-/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Armstrong, Keith, Editor. OUR VILLAGE: MEMORIES OF THE DURHAM MINING COMMUNITIES.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 2000 1902527321 / 9781902527321 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. " 'Our Village' reflects the pains and joys of the people of the Durham Coalfield during a period of drastic change. It is a selection from a series of community publications the author has been involved in over the last 20 years. The general idea behind all these projects has been to let the people speak for themselves in conversation and in their songs and poems. Mixed with over 130 vivid photographs of their local communities, what comes across is a passionate, and often agonising, account of the social upheaval County Durham has experienced. The memories, poems and photographs will interest and enthuse young and old alike. There is gloom aplenty but also wit and vitality in what people have to say. From the banks of the Derwent to the Weardale hills, from the beaches of Easington to proud Westoe, they tell their tales and laugh and cry." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small corner crease and minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY., Atwood, Margaret.
8 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
69 pp, trade paperback (8 1/2" H). The author's second book. "Her poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing i ts opposites: of reconciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss A t w o o d ' s earlier ones, and the range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari....who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - very ligh t b ro wn in g to p ag e s, two tiny dints on first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two tiny dints and small crease on front cover, tiny dint/scuff on fore-edge of textblock, a few t in y s cuf fs on co ver s, lig ht browning at edges and on spine, two tiny corner creases. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, (1973 reprint). 
69 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "(Margaret Atwood's) poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing its opposites: of reco nciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss Atwood's earlier on e s , a n d t h e range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari...who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - soft crease at top corner of te xt bl o ck , ot h er wi se clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, light hinge creases, soft crease to top corner of covers and top edge of rear cover. Good sound reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY., Baker, Kenneth, ed.  (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)
10 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Baz, Petros D. A DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS. WITH A COLLECTION OF MAXIMS, PHRASES, PASSAGES, POEMS AND ANECDOTES FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE.
Philosophical Library, New York, 1963. 
169 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. "The product of many years' preparation, this volume is divided into two sections. The first, which gives the book its distinct flavor, is a concise anthology of quotations, phrases, anecdotes and poetic passag es from both ancient and modern literature. The second section is a complete compendium of proverbs, aphorisms, homilies and wise sayings from nine languages. The collection is as amazingly diverse as it is astonishing in its demonstratio n o f t h e profound similiarity of the ideas of the great and near-great thinkers of history." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, wear at top of rear h i ng e a nd b ot t om of front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRYMAN'S VERSE., Beddington, Roy.  Signed and inscribed by author.
13 Beddington, Roy. Signed and inscribed by author. A COUNTRYMAN'S VERSE.
Alembic Press, (Winchester, Hampshire, 1981), No. 150 of edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. 
35 pp, 8 1/4" H, sewen in wraps. NUMBERED AND SIGNED ON COPYRIGHT PAGE AND WITH ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION "WITH ALL BEST WISHES FROM ROY B & DIANE AND SARAH - 21ST NOVEMBER /81". 2 small b&w illustrations by author. A collection of 17 poems on theme s of country life - fishing, hunting, farming, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, minor soiling. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). With illustrations by B.T.B. A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1950), reprint. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover (black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GIFTS OF THE YEAR AND OTHER POEMS., Bevan, Molly.
15 Bevan, Molly. GIFTS OF THE YEAR AND OTHER POEMS.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1927, first edition. 
67 pp, 7 3/4" H, hard cover (black cloth with title blocks pasted on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece photograph of author. A collection of poems by a Canadian author, including: Canoeing at Dusk; Autumn Fires; Thanksgivin g in the Country; Armistice; Alexander Graham Bell; Hepaticas; Christmas Greetings; Ghost Ships; A Camper's Song; St. Patrick's Day; Sing a Song of Firelight; House o' Dreams; November Nights, etc. Very light browning to pages , light brow n i n g o n f ront endpapers, book cracked at pages 40/41, modersate browning to edges of textblock, slight bump and light wear at corners of boards, fraying at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to edges of front board labe l, s pi ne la be l h as some loss at loer corners and is browned, foxing on boards. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 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
 
 
17 Blegen, Carl W. Introduction by Donald Easton. TROY AND THE TROJANS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine 
164 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps/plans, drawings. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Troy of the Homeric Poems; The Archaeological Troy; The Early Bronze Age: Troy I; The Early Bronze Age: Troy II; The Early Bronze Age: Troy III to V; The Middle and Late Bronze Age: Troy VI; Troy VIIa; Troy VIIb; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Thames and Hudson, 1963) first edition, with minor emendations." Very minor tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL.  1968., Blyton, Enid.
18 Blyton, Enid. ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL. 1968.
Manchester World Distributors 1968 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jo Berryman. 
93 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. A collection of stories, poems, games and puzzles. Full of fairies, goblins elves, wizards, dragons, pixies, toys and animals! Interior - Christmas gift inscription on title page, edges of pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy boards, small bump to bottom of spine, light wear at top corners, small area of discoloration at top corner of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Bone, Gavin. ANGLO-SAXON POETRY. AN ESSAY WITH SPECIMEN TRANSLATIONS IN VERSE.
Oxford University Press, London, 1944, 2nd printing. 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover (white boards with black lettering on spine, blind stamped line decoration to boards) - no dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; The Battle of Maldon; Judith; The Fates and Gifts of Men ; Gnomic Verses; Riddles - Moon and Sun, Bookworn; A Charm Against the Stitch; The Whale; The Dream of the Rood; The Song of Deor; The Wife's Plaint; The Husband's Message; The Wanderer; The Seafarer; The Ruin. Slight bump to bottom of sp i n e , l i g h t rubbing to boards. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Bonis, Robert R. (Signed.) WINDSWEPT.
Hightlands Press, West Hill, Ontario, 1980. 
202 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w photos, color plates, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to ffep and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at to p o f s p i n e - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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