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BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
1 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES., Atwood, Margaret.
2 Atwood, Margaret. RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY., Atwood, Margaret.
3 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
69 pp, 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 its 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 Atwood'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 light browning to pages, 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 tiny scuffs on covers, light browning at edges and on spine, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
UP IN THE TREE., Atwood, Margaret.
4 Atwood, Margaret. UP IN THE TREE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771008244 / 9780771008245 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Margaret Atwood. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. Purple endpapers, red/brown/blue drawings and hand-lettered text by Margaret Atwood. Two young children enjoy playing in a tree, until it rains and a two beavers eat their ladder - but a friendly bird rescues them and all is well in the end. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Godbout, Jacques & Colombo, John Robert, eds. (Margaret Atwood, Gwen MacEwen, John Newlove, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Lionel Kearns, Myra von Riedman, Harry Howith, K.V. Hertz, Henry Moscovitch, Gerald Godin, Andre Brochu, Francoise Bujold, et POESIE/POETRY 64.
Les editions du jour/Ryerson Press, Montreal/Toronto, (1963). 
157 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "An informal but important anthology of the new poetry being written in Canada today by sixteen young Canadian poets, both English and French." (Margaret Atwood, Gwen MacEwen, John Newlove, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Lionel Kearns, Myra von Riedman, Harry Howith, K.V. Hertz, Henry Moscovitch, Gerald Godin, Andre Brochu, Francoise Bujold, Andre Major, Paul Chamberland, Michel Garneau.) Pages browning lightly, large crease to top corner of free rear endpaper, tiny crease to top corner of pages 130-155, minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear, a few tiny closed tears/nicks, light browning to spine and edges. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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