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Crossing the Bar; The Gem Series

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., E.P. Dutton:

Seller ID: 002041

Condition: Good


Original white faux cloth boards with decorated green paper overlay pastedown to outer edge Gilt lettering. Front free endpaper torn at hinge, ow very good interior. Covers show edge wear and finger soil. "1909" written on front free endpaper. Colourful frontispiece of sailboat. Only one or two lines on each highly-decorated page. 16 pp. View more info

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In Memoriam; The Lover's Tale

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, Donohue Brothers:

Seller ID: 008568

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth decorated in silver on boards. Art deco ca 1910. Previous owner's name and bookplate. Text block tanned. 281 pp. View more info

The Poetical Works

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company Limited:

Edition: The "Royal" Edition

Seller ID: 013316

Condition: Good Plus


Red padded leather over boards with gilt lettering and decoration. All edges gilt. 2" break in leather at bottom of front hinge. 1" spot of white paint at bottom of back cover. Previous owner's name. Scarce edition. 599 pp. including Index. View more info

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The Seasons

By: Thomson, James

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.H. Butler & Co.: 1864

Seller ID: 009493

Condition: Very Good


Brown calf in 3/4 style with marbled calf boards. With a life of the author by Patrick Murdoch. Begun in 1726 and completed by 1730, The Seasons contains elements of animal rights thinking, leading me to recall Burns' "To a Mouse." Thomson is said to be Scotland's favourite poet before Burns came along. No writing. 332 pp. Modern bookplate. Still a strikingly original book with only minor wear to leather covers. View more info

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If Men Lived On Earth

By: Thurston, Harry

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Wolfville, N.S., Gaspereau Press: 2000

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004931

ISBN: 1894031229

Condition: Near Fine


Original colour illustrated beige card cover with flaps. Poetry by and for a nature lover. The author has several titles in print, both poetry and prose, and all related to Atlantic Canada. 143 pp. plus acknowledgements. View more info

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Collected Poems

By: Unger, Leonard

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Tabula Press: 1995

Edition: No. 49 of 60 Copies

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 002841

Condition: Very Good


Original grey trade paperback bound by exposed gold thread. No. 49 of 60 copies. Inscribed "For Emily - with love - Leonard." Unger taught English at University of Minnesota for 47 years, where he was known as a fan and critic of T.S. Eliot and other writers. 35 poems, one to a page, plus colophon. View more info

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From Day to Day with Whittier

By: Van Buren, Olive (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Barse & Hopkins: 1910

Seller ID: 008382

Condition: Very Good


Original brown suede on flexible boards. Today's poem (March 2) is a hymn, beginning : "All moving spirit ! - freely forth at Thy command the strong wind goes...." 127 pp. View more info

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The Red Flower; Poems Written in War Time

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Company, Limited: 1917

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011172

Condition: Good to Very Good


Grey paper boards backed in black cloth. No writing. Very faint waterstain throughout, not affecting readability. Van Dyke was a noted minister and author who was appointed by President Hoover as Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913. In this capacity he assisted Americans all over Europe who flocked to Holland to escape the war. He is the author of "The Other Wise Man", a popular Christmas story, and the poem, "Time Is," which was read at the funeral for Princess Diana. Among his notable friends was Helen Keller. 52 pp. View more info

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Poetry of the Year: Passages From the Poets. Descriptive of the Seasons

By: Various

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.H. Butler & Co.: 1867

Edition: Reprint - Originally Published in 1856

Seller ID: 013179

Condition: Very Good Minus


Dark green hardcover with gilt lettering and Art Nouveau decoration. All edges gilt. One inch tear in cloth at bottom front edge of spine. 1 1/2" tear in first four leaves at bottom of hinge (not affecting text). Five engravings - all but one tissue cover has been removed. Sixty-eight poems with seasonal themes by classic poets such as Hemans, Spenser, Milton, Cowper, Coleridge, Tennyson, Keats, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Thomson, etc. 128 pp. View more info

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The Maritimer and Other Poems

By: Veazey, Emma

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Carillon Poetry Chap-Books/ Crucible Press: 1941

Seller ID: 011782

Condition: Very Good


Brown softcover booklet of 24 pp. Titles of the poems are: The Maritimer; The Little Boats Go By; Sea Valour; St. Croix Island, 1940; Unto Us a Child is Born; Sunset Followed by Moonrise on the Waweg; In the Cool of the Evening; Rain after Drought; Easter; Our Fathers' Wells; The Little Friendly Lights of Home; Evening Grosbeaks; With Torch Alight; Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh; Gethsemane; In the Garden; Tim; Answer, Judge !; Canada to England; A Moonlight Night in Canada; True Empire Lies in This; They Shall Never Pass Away; and Wanton Harvest. View more info

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Songs of Cy Warman

By: Warman, Cy

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McLeod & Allen: 1911

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 011951

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards, lettered and decorated with lyre and olive branch design in gilt. Previous owner's name in light pencil. Warman (1859-1915) became known as "The Poet of the Rockies". Following a common school education in Illinois, he farmed until failing as a wheat broker. He went to Denver, where he was involved in the silver boom, became acquainted with steam railroading, and finally, became an editor. His second wife is credited with inspiring him to write "Sweet Marie," which was featured in the movie, Life With Father, in 1947, and appears in this book on p. 63. 17... View more info

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For You and Me

By: Waterman, Nixon

Price: $65.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Davis and Bond: 1913

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002886

Condition: Very Good


Original paper boards with subtle, shaded colouring in orange, brown, and gilt (Look carefully; it's not grimy). 26 straightforward, positive, uncomplicated poems of inspiration. I recently discovered one of Waterman's poems on the internet, and have a copy of it hanging beside my desk. Previous owner's inscription dated 1920. 30 pp. View more info

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Tennyson's Geraint and Enid and Other Poems

By: Wetherell, J. E. (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, W. J. Gage & Company: 1891

Seller ID: 005852

Condition: Fair to Good


Original dark blue cloth on embossed boards. Tennyson's life. Geraint and Enid, The May Queen, New Year's Eve, Conclusion, Locksley Hall, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, Ulysses, St. Agnes' Eve, Sir Galahad, The Revenge, In the Children's Hospital, You Ask Me Why Tho' Ill at Ease, Of Old Sat Freedom on the Heights, Love Thou Thy Land, Notes on all. Hinges cracked. Foxing freckles on endpapers. No writing. 181 pp. View more info

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Trees; A Collection of Poems

By: White, Lois Jane

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Self-published: 1984

Seller ID: 004177

Condition: Very Good


Original green card covers, stapled. Inscribed and signed by author. 61 pp. View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co.:

Seller ID: 004491

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth lavishly decorated in gold on bevelled boards. Both hinges cracked and fragile. Floral endpapers. All edges gilt. 452 pp. View more info

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The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1893

Seller ID: 010441

Condition: Very Good


Green coarse-grained leather on flexible boards. No writing. Luxurious feel. Spine faded and lightly worn. 335 pp. View more info

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The Veteran and Other Poems

By: Wigle, Rev. Hamilton

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1910

Seller ID: 006829

Condition: Very Good


Original violet cloth on boards. Inscribed "To Mr. and Mrs. Brown on the occasion of their marriage. Halifax, Jan. 25/17. Hamilton Wigle." Laid in is the marriage certificate for Charles Cowley Brown of Greenwich and Emma M. Davis of Sherbrooke, witnessed by Elizabeth Leitek (?) of Halifax. At time of publication Reverend Wigle was pastor of Zion Methodist Church, Winnipeg. 88 pp. View more info

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Three Women

By: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Gay and Bird: 1905

Edition: First English Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 012030

Condition: Good to Very Good


White cloth on boards. Previous owners' names. One poem, Three Women, on 163 pp. Last leaf uncut and torn. Binding matches Maurine, listed separately. View more info

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Maurine and Other Poems

By: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Gay and Bird: 1905

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012031

Condition: Good to Very Good


White cloth on boards. Matches the binding of Three Women, listed separately. Maurine occupies 128 pp. 175 pp. in all. Missing first free endpaper. View more info

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The Poems of Oscar Wilde; Ravenna, Poems, The Sphinx, The Ballad of Reading Gaol

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: $225.00 USD

Publisher: Portland, ME, Thomas B. Mosher: 1903

Edition: 600 Copies and the Type Distributed

Seller ID: 004046

Condition: Very Good


Original beige paper boards with title in black. Paper backstrip re-attached, but otherwise sound and clean except for normal hand soil to cover. First edition. "Six hundred copies printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper and the type distributed." - Quoted from rear endpaper. Distributing the type means removing type from the galleys, separating the individual letters, and replacing them in their storage trays. This is ample proof that the run ended with 600 copies, and that any re-setting of type would constitute a second edition. Untrimmed edges. 297 pp. View more info