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1 TickleAce II. April 1978
St. John's Tickleace 1978 Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo 
40 pages. Illustrated. The second issue of this quarterly review. mild soiling to covers, else clean and unmarked. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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The Wild Brier: or, Lays by an Untaught Minstrel, (Lockerby, Elizabeth N.) E.N.L
2 (Lockerby, Elizabeth N.) E.N.L The Wild Brier: or, Lays by an Untaught Minstrel
Charlottetown, P.E.I. Geo. Bremner 1866 First Edition Cloth Good 16mo., boards 
196pp. Blind stamped cloth boards, gilt rose on front, light wear to boards and endpapers, half title page repaired with amateur blind mend, previous owners' signatures to ffep. and first blank leaf, pencil numerals to rep. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Rhoda Colville - Rhymes for Alex;  as well,  the invitation to  the tribute dinner held by the Annapolis Valley Hospice Foundation, Alex Colville memorabilia
3 Alex Colville memorabilia Rhoda Colville - Rhymes for Alex; as well, the invitation to the tribute dinner held by the Annapolis Valley Hospice Foundation
Wolfville Annapolis Valley Hospice Foundation 2005 Card Covers Very Good 8vo. 
two items:"Rhymes for Alex" 8pp. 8vo. saddle stapled card covers, hand printed by Gaspereau Press in an edition of 400 copies and the invitation from the Hospice Foundation advertising the event with Colville's 1996 image "Black Cat" 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Gaspereau Review Numbers 1 through 16 [complete run], Andrew Steeves & Gary Dunfield, eds.
4 Andrew Steeves & Gary Dunfield, eds. Gaspereau Review Numbers 1 through 16 [complete run]
Kentville, Nova Scotia Gaspereau Press 2001 First Edition Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
All sixteen Numbers of the periodical, from No. 1 Fall 1997 through No. 16 Very Late Summer 2001. Signed by editors Andrew Steeves and Gary Dunfield on second leaf of No. 1. No. 1 also signed by Joyce Martin, a contributing artist. No markings or signatures in the other Numbers. A very good set, with little evidence of use. 
Price: 368.75 CDN
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A Cry From The Saskatchewan, Anonymous  (Logan, John Edward)
5 Anonymous (Logan, John Edward) A Cry From The Saskatchewan
Montreal J. Theo Robinson, Printer 1885 First Edition Saddle Sewn wraps Good 8vo. inscribed and signed by author
13pp. + (2pp.) blank, inscribed and signed by Logan to first page, light wear to wraps, pencil annotation below inscription 
Price: 260.00 CDN
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Procedures For Underground [signed / dated 1972], Atwood, Margaret
6 Atwood, Margaret Procedures For Underground [signed / dated 1972]
Toronto Oxford University Press 1970 First Edition Card covers Very Good 8vo Signed
79 pages. Covers foxed and blank price sticker top right front. No spine crease but sunned so the red Margaret Atwood has disappeared. Finger smudge and lower corner crease to Contents leaf, and lighter smudge to the right of author's signature on previous leaf. Ownership signature to verso of rear cover. Signed: Margaret Atwood 1972 on title page. Presumed first printing, with 1970 on title page and colophon, with no indication of subsequent issue. 
Price: 71.50 CDN
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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, Aytoun, William Edmondstoune
7 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1881 leather Fine Binding Very Good 4to. Joseph Noel Paton; Walter H. Paton 
[12], 268. Finely bound in full leather with 5 raised bands by John Ramage of London. Spine somewhat darker than boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous illustrations. Foxing to first few and final few leaves, with light sporadic foxing throughout. Unobtrusive stain to lower margin up to page 20, and bleeding of red along lower edge throughout. Overall a handsome and presentable example. binding is sound and hinges secure. 
Price: 130.00 CDN
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Collected Shorter Poems, Baker, W. King [William / Wm.]
8 Baker, W. King [William / Wm.] Collected Shorter Poems
Edinburgh & London George Routledge & Sons Cloth Good 12mo. 
300 pages. Edges lightly damp-stained throughout. Volume slightly bowed. Binding is sound and hinges secure. Handwritten note "Sent at the request of Wm King Baker Xmas 1927 [to his cousin], laid in. The note is on Gaspereau / Acton stationary [Baker's]. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Penn the Statesman and Gulielma : A Quaker Idyll [signed], Baker, W. King [William / Wm.]
9 Baker, W. King [William / Wm.] Penn the Statesman and Gulielma : A Quaker Idyll [signed]
Edinburgh & London Oliphants 1920 Cloth Very Good Good 8vo inscribed by author
328 pages plus ads at rear. Warmly inscribed by the author to his cousin, Christmas 1920. Jacket stained and nicked [now in archival sleeve]. Binding is sound and hinges secure. Internally very good. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with plates. Rare in jacket. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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The Loyalists [signed and with an TLS], Baker, W. King [William / Wm.]
10 Baker, W. King [William / Wm.] The Loyalists [signed and with an TLS]
Edinburgh & London George Routledge & Sons, &c. 1922 Cloth Very Good Poor 8vo Sophie Fox inscribed by author
149 pages. Warmly inscribed by the author to his cousins, September 1922. Jacket very stained, rubbed and nicked and front flap detached [now in archival sleeve]. Light stain to front board. Binding is sound and hinges secure. Internally very good, with foxing to half-title. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with plates. Autographed typed letter from the author to the recipients of the book, laid in. 
Price: 84.50 CDN
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The Vision of Columbus A Poem in Nine Books and Three Essays on Columbus, Barlow, Joel, and Fredo Arias
11 Barlow, Joel, and Fredo Arias The Vision of Columbus A Poem in Nine Books and Three Essays on Columbus
Mexico Frente De Afirmacion Hispanista, A.C. 1992 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
xxi, 32 pp. This is a facsimile edition of the 1787 book, as well as three essays contributed by Fredo Arias. Slight fading on spine and back cover 
Price: 16.25 CDN
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Through The Glass Darkly [signed], Barritt, Peter
12 Barritt, Peter Through The Glass Darkly [signed]
Walton-on-Thames Outposts Publications 1979 Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo. Signed
44 pages. Spine sunned; unobtrusive stain to lower right corner throughout. Inscribed and dated by the author on verso of front cover, and in same hand an address on recto rear. Else unmarked; binding sound. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Jim Bennet's Verse [signed], Bennet, James L. Foreword by Harry Flemming.
13 Bennet, James L. Foreword by Harry Flemming. Jim Bennet's Verse [signed]
Halifax, Nova Scotia Petheric Press 1979 0919380328 / 9780919380325 Card covers Very Good oblong 8vo. Signed
Unpaged: 40 leaves/80 pages. Inscribed by the author and dated Dec. '79 on first leaf. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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Poems & Songs from the Plays, Bertolt Brecht
14 Bertolt Brecht Poems & Songs from the Plays
London Methuen 1990 0413180506 / 9780413180506 Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. 
xvii, 268 pages. Edited and mainly translated by John Willett. Jacket is price clipped. Personal Rockwell Kent-inspired pictorial bookplate on front pastedown. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Have You Heard of Barlow Bird?  His Poetry., Bird, S. Barlow; Ewing, Russell M.
15 Bird, S. Barlow; Ewing, Russell M. Have You Heard of Barlow Bird? His Poetry.
Charlottetown, P.E.I. 1992 First Edition Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo. 
106 pp. Aside from appearances in Prince Edward Island newspapers, this is the only collection of Bird's poetry published in book form. The poems were written between 1939 and 1964.. 
Price: 22.75 CDN
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16 Black, Hibbert Crane Random Poems
Sackville, N.B. The Tribune Press 1909 First Edition Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
85pp. lacks ffep. biographical note on author to title page by former owner 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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A Collection of Original Poems By the Rev. Mr Blacklock, and other Scotch Gentlemen, Blacklock, Thomas; Andrew Erskine ed.
17 Blacklock, Thomas; Andrew Erskine ed. A Collection of Original Poems By the Rev. Mr Blacklock, and other Scotch Gentlemen
Edinburgh and London A. Donaldson / R. and J. Dodsley and J. Richardson 1760 First Edition leather Very Good 12mo. 
viii, 231 pages. Contemporary full leather ruled in gilt. Title in red label, with I in compartment below. Volume I was published 1760; volume II [not offered here] followed two years later with contributions from Boswell. Front hinge weak but attached. Old bookplate of one Edward Penington to front pastedown [likely the father of John Penington, C19 Philadelphia bookseller]. Two free endpapers at front and at rear. Foxing and offsetting up to page 1 and to the final 20 leaves or so, with light sporadic foxing elsewhere. Binding is sound. 
Price: 1228.50 CDN
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Nancy Blake: Letters to a Western Cousin, Blake, Nancy
18 Blake, Nancy Nancy Blake: Letters to a Western Cousin
New York Sinclair Tousey 1864 Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
36 pages. All edges gilded. Covers stained; interior foxed; a few lines of pencil; old signature to front endpaper. Binding is sound. Civil War era poetry. 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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The Mirrored Heart [Signed], Bland, R. Henderson
19 Bland, R. Henderson The Mirrored Heart [Signed]
New York Harold Vinal 1928 Cloth Very Good 8vo - Boards inscribed
[viii], 90 [2] pp. Warmly inscribed by the author to actress Doris Keane. Spine faded, with rubbing to head and foot. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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ALEXANDER BLOK selected poems, BLOK, ALEXANDER; Jon Stallworthy and Peter France trs.
20 BLOK, ALEXANDER; Jon Stallworthy and Peter France trs. ALEXANDER BLOK selected poems
Penguin 1974 Softcover Very Good 8vo. 
Penguin Modern European Poets trade pb. Measures 7.75 x 5.1 inches. 143 pages. Translated by Jon Stallworthy and Peter France with 20 page intro. A fine copy, with compliments of Penguin: "this book will be published on 27 June, 1974" slip laid in. Clean and unmarked with no crease to spine. No later printing stated. This was initially published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1970. The Penguin was issued 1974. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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