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The Dolphin

By: Lowell, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.,

Edition: First Edition


74pp. First printing, Title page illustration by Francis Parker. Attractive Dj priceclipped and with some very light, minimal edgewear. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight, unmarked copy. The Dolphin was awarded the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. "--- But the volume is not simply a collection of poems about family turmoil---As Lowell tells his love story, he simultaneously meditates upon his consciousness, which through invention and intense perception becomes imag... View more info

The Drama of the Baltic Peoples

By: Rei, August

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Kirjastus Vaba Eesti, 1972


392pp. Extensive bibliography. Includes promotional flier and return envelope to publisher. Dj. shows some mild wear to extremities, else a bright, tight clean copy. "At every critical turn of European history, the Lithuanians, Estonians and Latvians have struck out against impossible odds, for national independence and human rights. They were recalcitrant, troublesome,subjects to Tsarist despots..Bolshevik tyrants, Nazi sadists... Kremlin Gauletiers (in the first a... View more info

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The Dream Animal

By: Wright, Charles

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi, 1968

Edition: First Edition


39pp. Dark blue cloth covers with very light rubbing to spine tips ---- but as bookseller Simon Temple has observed, the very scarce hardcover issue has a redish stain to the front free endpaper.... here in this case -- it is at the top right corner of the endpaper. . Please note the price inscriptions on the ffe. ( see jpg.). Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy Eventual Pulitzer prize winner and U.S. Poet Lauriate's first book of poems .... published i... View more info

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The Floating Garden

By: Jones, D. G. (Douglas-Gordon)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press, 1995

Edition: First Edition


105pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight unmarked copy. very faint almost imperceptable small crease to cnr of rear cover. Governor General's prize winner. Awarded his second A.M.Klein Prize for this book. Jones poetry is lyrical amd imagist....marked by economy and precision... (Ian Hamilton) pgs View more info

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The Forehead's Lyre

By: Haartman, Lars von; Baron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1962

Edition: First English Edition


62pp. Notes. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, clean bright, tight unmarked copy. Translations by Doris Huestis Spiers. Attractive woodcut illustrations by Sylvia Hahn. Translations of the renowned Finish ornitholigist Baron Lars von Hartman's poems written in Swedish. Translated from "Reseskildring" ( Travelogue) Although a number of the poems reflect a northern melancholy they still posess a philosophic gaiety or lightheartedness. ... View more info

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The Happy Hungry Man

By: Jonas, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi, 1970

Edition: First Edition


Unpaginated. [57] Photographs. Neat previous ownership on fe. some rubbing to lower spine and carefully inscribed acquisition info on t.p. Else a very good, clean, bright, unmarked copy. "How fresh these early poems seem today! Direct, formally accomplished, restless, incisive; conscious of death and history and of the meaninglessness of much human activity, but conscious also of fleeting moments of pleasure, and not immune to love. These poems are devoid of self-pity... View more info

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The Impstone

By: Musgrave, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1976

Edition: First Edition


112pp. neat ownership on fe. acquisition info discreetly inscribed on t.p., else a very good, clean bright, tight, unmarked copy.. "Through themes drawn from witchcraft and Celtic and North American Indian Mythology, she has fashioned her own myths" (Publisher) "a series of gothic poems, similarly evokes an animistic natural world with sometimes violent imagery==" ( Britannica) pgs View more info

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The Latvian Legion Heroes, Nazis or Victims a Collection of Dokuments from OSS War-Crimes Investigation Files 1945 - 1950

By: Ezergailis A(ndrew) Editor

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Riga, Historical Institute Of Latvija, 1997


100pp. A very good clean, unmarked copy. " The argument of the pamphlet is that it was the Nazis who, by ordering the organization of the Latvian Legion, committed a war crime under the Hague and Geneva conventions.." ( A. Ezergailis) "The Legion came into existence by violating international laws ---- The tragic fate of the Legion cannot be overcome by using Nazi propaganda: it was wrong when it was used during war-time, following it. it is worse now." (H. Biezais) View more info

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The Latvian Legion Selected Documents

By: Baltais, Mirdza Kate

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Amber Printers and Publishers, 1999


169pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. "Baltais's book casts considerable light on the situation of the Legion by examining it in terms of what really happened, rather than of political dogma. This involved consulting original documents, something that has been lacking in some analyses that have condemned all members of the Legion as war criminals by virtue of membership of the Legion alone. This book is well-organized and well written. It draws balanced conclus... View more info

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The Martyrology Book1 Book2

By: Nichol, B.P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press, 1972

Edition: First Edition


Both volumes unpaginated. Both very good with leaflets present in vg condition. Includes Governor General's Award band which has been opened and is likewise, not in fine but in vg condition. Both volumes tight and clean but with some very light edgewear to spine and with some spinal discolouration. ----Else very good. " In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet's instructor and, thro... View more info

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The Ore A Northern Legend in Seven Scenes

By: Ziverts, Martins

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Sala Press, 1968


122pp. Card wraps with dj. lower back panel shoes some slight wear.Translated by Alfreds Straumanis. Ziverts, a leading Latvian emigree playwright is "very much concerned with ... psychological, social and political problems"... notable for his "poetic imagery, swift repartees, biting irony." View more info

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The Owl In The Tree

By: Thwaite, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, 1963

Edition: First Edition


59pp. Dj very good, light fading to spine, priceclipped. Bookplate on ffe and neatly inscribed acquisition information on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy.Thwaite ... literary executor to Philip Larkin--- but Thwaite’s poems roam more widely than Larkin’s did; his work spans millennia, several continents and dozens of people’s perspectives.-- The Owl in the Tree ( author's second book), is concerned with a very English type of domesticity. Some ... View more info

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The Penguin John Lennon

By: Lennon, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Penguin Books,

Edition: Later Edition


154pp. Illustrated by Lennon. Contains In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works. Fine. A remainder mark across the top edge else As New. Sixth edition ( post 1980) An attractive copy. " Lennon’s whimsical, semi-sensical writings fall somewhere between Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Stein. He has a particular penchant for unusual wordplay, inventing nonsensical twists on familiar phrases--- underneath the amusing and often perplexing writing lies a subtle underto... View more info

The Religious Philosophy of JANIS RAINIS Latvian Poet

By: Ziedonis, Arvids

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Waverly, Latvju Gramata, 1969


344pp. Bibliography, Index. ".... religious philosophy of Janis Rainis which is contemporary or even ahead of our day... developed from Latvian mythology and folk song poetry .... and from Christianity and other major world religions..." View more info

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The Ship And Ither Poems

By: Scott, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, 1963


63pp. Very good+ clean priceclipped dj. Owner's bookplate. Acquisition date neatly inscribed on t.p. An attractive, bright, tight copy.. Title in bright gilt letters on spine. Poems written in Scottish. "Tom Scott (1918-95) was one of the major 20th-century poets in Scots, a leading member of the second generation of Scottish Renaissance writers, and an important scholar of Scottish medieval verse. -- Scott believed that only the long poem could offer an integrated ... View more info