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Sourdough and Gold Dust, Fleming, Everett Samuel
1 Fleming, Everett Samuel Sourdough and Gold Dust
Victoria, BC Diggon's Presses 1954 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge wear and soil to yellow card covers ; This stapled wraps chap book was 'prepared especially for the International Sourdough Re-union in Vancouver, August 16-18, 1954. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 14 pages; Fleming describes himself as 'a sometime parson in the Klondike'. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Vignettes of Vancouver and Some Vagrant Verses, Hood, Robert Allison
2 Hood, Robert Allison Vignettes of Vancouver and Some Vagrant Verses
Vancouver BC Education Services Ltd. 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Harry E. White 
DJ is soiled, torn with chipping and large areas missing head and tail of DJ spine.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 84 pages; Poems about Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding area. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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A Flagon of Beauty, MacDonald, Wilson
3 MacDonald, Wilson A Flagon of Beauty
Buffalo, NY The Broadway Press 1958 Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ shows edge wear, small tears and light soiling. Bookstore stamp on front pastedown. Marks on top and bottom pages edges have appearance of remainder marks. ; Signed by the author with a lovely notation. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 233 pages 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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4 MacDonald, Wilson OUT OF THE WILDERNESS
Ottawa The Graphic Publishers Limited 1926 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 209 pages; Signed by Author. This is No. 40 of 1500 of a Limited numbered run signed by the author. Dark green boards are stained on front, sun -faded on spine, corners bumped with shelfwear evident on edges and corners. Decorated FFEP has some damage at top, with previous owner's sticker. Endpapers illustrated by Wilson MacDonald. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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Scruncheons A Review of Creative Writing Published in Newfoundland, Popp, G. T. (Editor)
5 Popp, G. T. (Editor) Scruncheons A Review of Creative Writing Published in Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland Memorial University 1973 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge wear to card covers, location & date written on front fly.; A bright, solid book . ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91 pages; Poetry and short stories. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Poems for All the Annettes, Purdy, Alfred
6 Purdy, Alfred Poems for All the Annettes
Toronto Contact Press 1962 1st Softcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; White dustjacket lightly soiled with some chipping to head of spine, some damage to front panel of DJ, pale blue card covers of book shows light wear, some foxing of page edges. ; Inscribed by author on front fly. This book was acquired from the daughter of the woman to whom it was warmly inscribed. She told me how the poet was a family friend (her father also served in the RCAF during WWII). A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; This was Purdy's 6th book and considered to be one of his finest. "Alfred Purdy came into attention in Canadian poetry in the post-war period, though like Souster, Irving Layton and others, he had been in the armed forces (RCAF) during the war and had begun writing earlier. In the Air Force he published privately a small book (he now wishes to forget), 'The Enchanted Echo' (1944). During his Wanderjahre he recalls "riding the freight trains across the the country to Vancouver and back"; operating a "taxi business" in Belleville, Ontario and helping to organize a union in a turbulent mattress factory in Vancouver." (jacket blurb) .. "was one of Canada's most celebrated poets. As famous for his turbulent, working man's way of life as for his poetry, he was the walking definition of a poet whose work encapsulated his life. His thunderous, resonant voice and personal charisma were unforgettable, among such contemporaries as Earle Birney, Milton Acorn and Irving Layton, he stood out easily. Proud of his working class roots in small-town Ontario, plainspoken and defiant to the end, Al Purdy helped define modern Canadian poetry. His poems were wide-reaching, touching on everything from his endless travels to the beauty of nature, from hockey players to his vision of social democracy. He wrote more than 30 books of poetry and prose and inspired and encouraged many young poets, among them Margaret Atwood, George Galt and Susan Musgrave. To many, Al Purdy was Canadian poetry personified, an accessible, unabashedly patriotic voice that was often obstreperous and cranky but never stopped taking on the world. It was a voice that had to be heard to be fully appreciated. Standing well over six feet tall, with a curiously loping walk, Al Purdy could inspire awe among his audiences, and his readings were as much theatre as poetry. His stentorian tones could clear a restaurant and his opinions were always passionate." (Harbour Publishing bio written on the occasion of Purdy's death) 
Price: 325.00 CDN
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TALES SUR LA POINTE DES PIEDS, Vigneault, Gilles (Trans. by Paul Allard)
7 Vigneault, Gilles (Trans. by Paul Allard) TALES SUR LA POINTE DES PIEDS
Don Mills, ON Press Porcepic 1972 0888780044 / 9780888780041 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 79 pages; Only slight wear, small mark front of DJ. Dust jacket in Mylar, a tight bright book. A lovely square volume of one page pieces in French with English on facing page. DJ flaps have deckled edges. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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