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Image for A Splinter in the Heart. [inscribed]

A Splinter in the Heart. [inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010237

Condition: Very Good


259 pages. Top edge dusty. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. M&S review copy stamp above inscription on front free endpaper. View more info

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Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: An Autobiography. [inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington]

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010238

Condition: Very Good


259 pages. Top edge dusty. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. View more info

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The D. H. Lawrence House At Chapala [1/44, inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington]

Price: $318.75

Publisher: Sutton West, ON, Paget Press: 1980

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011124

Condition: Very Good


Large broadside measuring 19 x 25 inches, in original gilt-stamped folder. Number 1 of 44. Signed and dated by Purdy in brown ink (with his correction to second last line of poem) and inscribed to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera by Eurithe in ballpoint. "The photographic illustration of the plumed serpent tile work above the door of the Lawrence house at Chapala, Mexico is by Eurithe Purdy." Yellowing to left side with slight silverfish abrasion; light soiling to folder. Shipping cost to be determined by destination. View more info

Image for Two Poems: Blood Pressure Blues [and]  Concerning Ms. Atwood [signed author's copy]

Two Poems: Blood Pressure Blues [and] Concerning Ms. Atwood [signed author's copy]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington]

Price: $281.25

Publisher: New Westminster, BC, Pie Tree Press, for Colophon Books: 1990

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books012106

Condition: Very Good


Broadside measuring 13.3 x 18.5 inches. Stored (and will be shipped) rolled, in what is likely the original mailer sent from 407 W. Cordova, Vancouver, to Bill [H.R.] Percy a long-time friend of the poet. Edition limited to 100 numbered and 26 lettered copies (each signed); this copy outside the limitation, noted by Purdy in brown ink: "Author's Copy". Superficial wrinkling to extremities. View more info

Image for The Bukowski / Purdy Letters 1964-1974. [inscribed]

The Bukowski / Purdy Letters 1964-1974. [inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington] and Charles Bukowski. Seamus Cooney ed.

Price: $156.25

Publisher: Sutton West, ON, Paget Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010236

Condition: Very Good


117 pages. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. Spine sunned. [not signed by Bukowski] View more info

Image for Storm Warning: The New Canadian Poets. [inscribed by Purdy and numerous contributors]

Storm Warning: The New Canadian Poets. [inscribed by Purdy and numerous contributors]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington] ed.

Price: $106.25

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1971

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010235

Condition: Very Good


152 pages. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. Also signed by: Kerrigan Almey, Ken Belford, Dana Fraser, Howard Halpern, Dennis Lee, Barry McKinnon, Sid Marty, David Phillips, Andrew Suknaski, Dale Zieroth. Spine sunned. View more info

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Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy: A Friendship in Letters. [inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington], and Margaret Laurence. John Lennox ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010239

Condition: Very Good


380 pages. Top edge dusty. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. View more info

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On The Bearpaw Sea [revised and enlarged]. [inscribed]

By: Purdy, Al [Alfred Wellington], and Margaret Laurence. John Lennox ed.

Price: $56.25

Publisher: Toronto, Red Maple Editions: 1994

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books010240

Condition: Very Good


25 pages. Number 110 of 350 printed. Warmly inscribed by Purdy to friend and colleague H.R. [Bill] Percy and his wife Vera. View more info