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A Tale of Seven Cities. (An address given by Professor Watson Kirkconnell, of McMaster University, president-elect of Acadia University, at a public dinner held in his honour by the Women's Civic Club, Hamilton, Ontario, on April 9th, 1948.), Kirkconnell (Watson)
61 Kirkconnell (Watson) A Tale of Seven Cities. (An address given by Professor Watson Kirkconnell, of McMaster University, president-elect of Acadia University, at a public dinner held in his honour by the Women's Civic Club, Hamilton, Ontario, on April 9th, 1948.)

Toronto?, 1948. Printed self-wrappers, stapled. Some faint edge wear, about fine. A 32-page booklet, Imprint at the end of The Mission Press, 67 Bond Street [Toronto]. Uncommon. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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The Crisis in Education. An address delivered before a meeting of the Canadian Club at Toronto, Canada, on Monday, February 16, 1948., Kirkconnell (Watson)
62 Kirkconnell (Watson) The Crisis in Education. An address delivered before a meeting of the Canadian Club at Toronto, Canada, on Monday, February 16, 1948.

Toronto?, 1948. Small self-wrappers, stapled. A 32-page booklet. Slight staple rust, but a fine copy. Signed by Kirkconnell, "with compliments", on the front cover. 
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The Riddle Machine., Lambert (Betty)
63 Lambert (Betty) The Riddle Machine.

[Vancouver : New Play Centre, 196-?] Mimeographed, iii + 45 leaves. 36cm. Metal fastener. Some bends at top and bottom, otherwise fine. This conforms exactly to the description of the copy listed in the National Library of Canada's database, AMICUS, which also describes a copy with 32 leaves, referred to as a 'typescript' and suggesting that it is possibly an earlier version. This copy came from the stock of William Hoffer, and is likely a genuine copy produced by the New Play Centre in the 1960s, as his stock contained other material from this source. This play was performed in Canada in 1966, had a theatrical run in Chicago, and was performed at EXPO 67. Very scarce. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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Hiway 401 Rhapsody., Lane (Patrick)
64 Lane (Patrick) Hiway 401 Rhapsody.

Very Stone House in transit, 1971. First edition. Yellow wrappers, blue pages, stapled. The staples are rusty, some dust soiling of outer leaves, clean and very good. Lane was co-founder of Very Stone House. Printed on yellow and blue stock, this copy has the final leaf of text on yellow (sometimes it is blue). 
Price: 90.00 CAD
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Hiway 401 Rhapsody., Lane (Patrick)
65 Lane (Patrick) Hiway 401 Rhapsody.

Very Stone House in transit, 1971. First edition. Yellow wrappers, blue pages, stapled. Some rusting of staples, yellow stain on front cover (looks like old glue), clean and very good otherwise. Lane was co-founder of Very Stone House. Printed on yellow and blue stock, this copy has the final leaf of text on blue (sometimes it is yellow). 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Letters From The Savage Mind., Lane (Patrick)
66 Lane (Patrick) Letters From The Savage Mind.

Vancouver: Very Stone House, [1966]. First edition. Pictorial wrappers, taped spine, stapled. Some ink marks on the first page, a bit of edge wear and dust soiling to spine tape, a nice clean copy generally. Lane's first book. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Unborn Things., Lane (Patrick)
67 Lane (Patrick) Unborn Things.

[Madeira Park]: Harbor Publishing, [nd]. This is a portfolio of 6 prints, in an illustrated envelope. They were issued to accompany Lane's book UNBORN THINGS: SOUTH AMERICAN POEMS. There are five different prints - one is duplicated. Fine condition, light wear to the envelope. The prints measure 8.5 X 6.5 inches. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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There Were No Signs. Fifteen Etchings by Aligi Sassu., Layton (Irving) & Aligi Sassu.
68 Layton (Irving) & Aligi Sassu. There Were No Signs. Fifteen Etchings by Aligi Sassu.

Toronto: Madison Gallery, (1979). White wrappers printed in black, stapled. Light creasing, a bit dusty, but fine. This is a promotional booklet for the portfolio published by the Madison Gallery. It includes all 15 poems and 15 illustrations, as well as a frontispiece portrait. Printed in Italy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Stump Ranch, Closer Passage, Lillard (Charles)
69 Lillard (Charles) Stump Ranch, Closer Passage

Victoria: University of Victoria Creative Writing Dept., 1974. A single sheet / broadside measuring 8.5 x 14 inches on white stock. Fine condition. Limited to 100 copies. Sometimes found folded vertically to make a booklet; this copy unfolded. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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Disasters Of The Sun., Livesay (Dorothy)
70 Livesay (Dorothy) Disasters Of The Sun.

Burnaby: Blackfish Press, 1971. First edition. This is one of 200 numbered copies, signed by Livesay. Eight loose sheets laid into a black decorated folder. A bit of yellowing to sheets, but fine. Issued as the third in a series of Broadsides of Canadian Poets. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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Ice Age., Livesay (Dorothy)
71 Livesay (Dorothy) Ice Age.

Erin: Press Porcepic, (1975). First edition. Pictorial wrappers. A basically fine copy. Inscribed and signed by Livesay on the front fly leaf, dated 1976; also, signed by her on the title page. A note laid in points out a typo on page 46: the word 'massaged' is spelled with an extra 's'. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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Winter Ascending., Livesay (Dorothy)
72 Livesay (Dorothy) Winter Ascending.

Prince George: Caledonia Writing Series, (1975). First edition. A 4-page booklet. A yellow sheet of card stock once folded, printed white paper label on front cover. The glue has dried out, and the paper label is loose, as usual. The colophon, on the back cover, indicates that 300 copies were printed. All copies have the handwritten legend: 300 copies/75 - apparently 75 indicates the year of publication, not the copy number. 
Price: 25.00 CAD
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This Difficult Flowring, Lowther (Pat)
73 Lowther (Pat) This Difficult Flowring

Vancouver: Very Stone House, (1968). First edition. Original decorative wrappers. A couple of small spots, light wear to wrappers; a nice, clean copy. The surreal illustrations are by S. Slutsky. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Thin Girls Have Electric Backbones Wired For Love., Macfarlane (Myra)
74 Macfarlane (Myra) Thin Girls Have Electric Backbones Wired For Love.

Vancouver: Printed at the Cobblestone Press for William Hoffer, 1976. A broadside poem on a single sheet measuring 9 X 12 inches. Printed in red and black on heavy paper, deckle edged on the bottom. Of 126 printed, this is one of 26 lettered copies. Signed by the poet. Attractive and scarce. One of William Hoffer's more elusive publications. Woodsworth A7b. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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"life expectancy"., Marlatt (Daphne)
75 Marlatt (Daphne) "life expectancy".

Vancouver: Slug Press, 1980. First edition. A broadside, measuring 11 X 13 inches. Light blue stock, text in black, designed in purple. Fine condition. One of 100 numbered copies, signed by Marlatt. Issued as Contemporary Broadside No. 2. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Our Lives., Marlatt (Daphne)
76 Marlatt (Daphne) Our Lives.

Carboro: Truck Press, (1975). First edition. Plain, unlettered light brown cloth. Gray-blue end papers. This is copy Q of 26 lettered copies, Signed by Marlatt, of an edition of 526. A fine copy. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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Rings., Marlatt (Daphne)
77 Marlatt (Daphne) Rings.

Vancouver: Georgia Straight Writing Supplement: Vancouver Series #3, 1971. First edition. Original pictorial wrappers, 8.5 X 11 inches. Limited to 400 copies. This is Larry Eigner's copy, quite beat-up, with wear to the spine ends and edges. Typically, he has used colored pens on the first leaf. Also there is a note in his hand on the first page: "September 3/71 / reading at VAG / day RINGS came out". A nice association copy. Eigner and Marlatt knew each other - the Eigner collection at Stanford contains a number of letters from Marlatt to him, from the period 1969 - 1977. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Salvages., Marshall (John)
78 Marshall (John) Salvages.

[Victoria]: Oolichan Books, 1978. First edition. A poetry broadside, measuring 8 X 13 inches. Printed in red & black. Fine condition. Limited to 126 copies, this is one of 100 numbered, signed by Marshall. Printed by Morriss Printing Company, published to coincide with the author's reading of The West Coast Trail Poems in Ucluelet. Nicely printed. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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Chebucto and Other Poems., Matheson (D[uncan] M.)
79 Matheson (D[uncan] M.) Chebucto and Other Poems.
[Halifax, 1917]. First edition. 
[126pp.]. Original green cloth, front cover designed and lettered in black. Text block stapled. Some wear to edges, front fly leaf lacking, evidence of some glue repair to inner front hinge; a sound, very good copy otherwise. Introduction by Dr. E. Blackadder. Matheson was a Nova Scotian, principal of a school in Halifax. Several long poems concern Nova Scotia, and the Micmacs; numerous shorter poems are on the subject of the Great War. A second edition appeared in 1919, and ran to 152pp. 
Price: 60.00 CAD
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80 Mayne (Seymour) Face.

Burnaby: Blackfish, 1971. First edition. 7 leaves loose in a hand-sewn portfolio. Some yellow spotting of title leaf, but fine. Limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by Mayne. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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