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Military - Poetry & Plays

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THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME., Van Dyke, Henry.
21 Van Dyke, Henry. THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1917, reprint. 
52 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (gray boards with dark blue cloth spine, blue lettering/border and red flower device on front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems about the First World War. There is an Xmas message dated 1917 on the front fr ee endpaper and a contemporary Xmas sticker (bluebird with wreath) on the bottom right hand corner of the front cover. An early owner has glued related poems by Rupert Brooke, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Le Gallienne, Lauchlan MacLean Watt and o t h e r s on the bottom of page 52 and on the following blank pages. Pages lightly browned - mainly preliminaries, 1917 Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, several pages of browned poetry newspaper clippings and one card glued to r ea r bl an k p ages, browning to edges of text block, moderate edge wear, rubbing and some areas of discoloration on front board, small pictorial label glued on front board, very small corner bumps. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WHO DARE TO LIVE., Watt, Frederick B., Lt.-Cmdr., R.C.N.V.R.
22 Watt, Frederick B., Lt.-Cmdr., R.C.N.V.R. WHO DARE TO LIVE.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1943, 3rd printing. 
68 pp, 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. "Scrawled on the backs of envelopes and signal pads, (this) poem grew for two years while its author, aboard hundreds of merchant vessels, pursued his duties as Naval Boarding Officer. Some of the passages written in convoy were punctuated by the thump of underwater explosions. In this tale of a typical freighter Captain the reader meets the Merchant Navy seaman with a new intimacy - shares his dreams and the commonplace element s of his inarticulate heroism. The 'march of hearts that would not break', along the gray trails between the Old World and the New, gradually rises above its geographical bounds to reach a climax of spiritual significance in which the reader f i n d s himself a participant, not a spectator. (This) is primarily a story, written in simple narrative verse for the ordinary man afloat or ashore. At the same time it achieves its author's original objective: a tribute to the men who sail t h e Me rc ha nt Fleet from the men guard it." Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on free front end paper, very light browning to pages, tiny dint on top edge of both boards, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of sp in e, li ght br own i ng on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears and very small chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny puncture on front hinge, very light browning on spine and some ed ges , sm all ligh t st ai n on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED., Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col.
23 Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col. CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
William Briggs, Toronto, 1901, 2nd editions, revised and enlarged. 
309 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering, banding and design on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. The author was with the 21st Fusiliers. A collection of poems on the War of 1812, the Riel Rebellion, and other subjects. Contemporary gift inscription and small soiling mark on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, light soiling marks in bottom margin of pages 79 and 80, very light small soiling marks in margins o f a p p r o x . pages 81 to 94, moderate browning to edges of textblock - small stain on top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly cocked. Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
EIGHTY FOUR DAYS.  A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Winchester, Barry.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.
24 Winchester, Barry. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park. EIGHTY FOUR DAYS. A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Selma Press, (Horsted Keynes, Sussex, 1974), first edition. 
176 pp + appendices, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0904272001 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. From the Foreword, " Many books have been written about the Battle of Britain and most have failed to appeal to the general public, being too long or too technical. Other books have been too scrappy to paint a clear picture. Barry Winchester avoids these mistakes and, by his new approach to the subject - i.e. a mixture of verse and prose, has written a most readable and entert aining book." Appendices: 1. The Battle of Britain - Facsimile of the Ministry of Information Booklet issued on behalf of the Air Ministry and distributed nationwide in 1941. 2. Facsimile Anti-Invasion leaflets issued nationwide. Small r e d i n k m a rk at bottom edge of first appendices page (from manufacturing process), light edge wear, light bump to bottom of spine and hinges - very light wrinkle at bottom of pages at gutter. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear (sma ll a re a s of s u rf ac e paper loss at top od spine), light edge wrinkling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE.  VOLUME 1., MacBride, Morrison Mann.
SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE. VOLUME 1.
MacBride, Morrison Mann.
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PERSONAL NOTE., Bruce, Charles.
PERSONAL NOTE.
Bruce, Charles.
55.00 USD
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COLLECTED POEMS 1908-1956., Sassoon, Siegfried.
COLLECTED POEMS 1908-1956.
Sassoon, Siegfried.
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WHO DARE TO LIVE., Watt, Frederick B., Lt.-Cmdr., R.C.N.V.R.
WHO DARE TO LIVE.
Watt, Frederick B., Lt.-Cmdr., R.C.N.V.R.
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THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME., Van Dyke, Henry.
THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.
Van Dyke, Henry.
10.00 USD
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EIGHTY FOUR DAYS.  A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Winchester, Barry.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.
EIGHTY FOUR DAYS. A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Winchester, Barry. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.
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CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED., Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col.
CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col.
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MEN WHO MARCH AWAY:  POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by.
MEN WHO MARCH AWAY: POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by.
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