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THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
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THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.

By Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)

London: Faber and Faber, 1996. 598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+.

$25.00

BARBED WIRE BALLADS.
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BARBED WIRE BALLADS.

By Melville, Tom (Scotty), Lieut.

Regina : School Aids and Text Book Publishing Co., 1945. 62 pp, 8" H. Green patterned endpapers, 2 b&w photographs, drawing. These ballads were written by an officer of the South Saskatchewan Regiment while in a German POW camp (Oflag VII/B) during WWII. Interior - two small splits in paper of front hinge, light browning to edges of endpapers, light browning to margins of pages, tiny crease and faint bump at top corner of pages, staples are rusty very small foxing mark on edge of pages 27 to 34. Exterior - edges of text block are browned, tiny scuff on top of text block, light to moderate edge wear on covers and spine, some small and tiny light stains on covers, a few small creases on covers.. Second Printing. Stapled in Wraps. Good-.

$20.00

FOR FREEDOM.
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FOR FREEDOM.

By Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop.

Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) , 1942. 60 pp, 7 7/8" H. Wartime poems by Squadron Leader G.L. Creed, R.C.A.F. Contents: For Freedom; Britain Speaks; Call to America; Our Pledge; The Penguin's Prayer; The Little Folk of London; England Expects; To the Bird of the Single Wing; One Year of War; A Great American Speaks; Would You?; Wartime Christmas; A Christmas Greeting; To My Unknown Comrade; The Heroes of Thermopylae; Quislings - and Other Nahzee Birds; Farewell to H.M.C.S. Otter; Somebody's Son; An Easter Message; They Shall Not; Roll Out the Barrel; A Mother's Prayer; While Britain Stands; Welcome to a Good Neighbour; The Unknown Soldier to His Son; Hail and Farewell to Lord Tweedsmuir; What Do You Think of the War?; Ode to Hess; 'V' - for Victory!; Invocation to the Ferry Fleet; This Man - Churchill; Message from Singapore; Two Years of War; Thank God, America!; Brothers in Arms; Christmas Credo - 1941; Democracy's Prayer for 1942; I Knew Her When; Your Hour; The Men In Battle Dress. Minor browning at top of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, a few tiny chips, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing, a few faint foxing marks on rear panel.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+.

$15.00

SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE.  VOLUME 1.
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SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE. VOLUME 1.

By MacBride, Morrison Mann.

Brantford, Ontario: Ralph V. MacBride, 1938. 149 pp, 8 3/4" H, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and decoration on front board. Two b&w photographs. Poems by a former mayor of Brantford, Ontario, who was a printer by trade and once the Minister of Labour for Ontario. Includes a 'Biographical Sketch' by his son, Ralph V. MacBride. Titles include, To the Folks: The printer man; The Crimes Beyond the Rhine: Who's to stay the hand of Hitler?; To-day and Then: In Flanders Fields the poppies grow; Christmas: Here's a wish for all good neighbours; Ireland: In Ireland now, a Spaniard rules; Saint Patrick's Day: It must have been God's heart; World Peace: Anglo-Saxon hearts have quickened; The Canadian Call: O'er all this land, there floats a flag; If They Could Speak: To our soldier sons now sleeping; To "Do" and Then to Teach: The Prince of Wales, he showed the way; Sportsmanship: If you knew well that you were wrong; Fishin' Time: Have you ever gone afishin'; The Armistice: The armistice was signed; The Lions Club and the Children: If you love God's little children; Along the Way: Our lives must touch with other lives; etc., etc. Light to moderate browning to endpapers, very light browning at page edges, light foxing at bottom of pages xv to xix, small dent and tear at bottom edge of pages 127 to 152, very light bump at top corners of boards, light soiling on boards - mainly front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good-.

$20.00

PERSONAL NOTE.
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PERSONAL NOTE.

By Bruce, Charles.

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1941. 8 pp, 7 7/8" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Esther Latimer with best regards Charles Bruce". A poem written after the death of Bruce's friend, Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, who was lost at sea through enemy action in 1941. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wrinkling, browning to edges of covers, minor soiling.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Stapled in Wraps. Very Good.

$55.00

TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.
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TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.

By Mair, Charles.

Toronto: William Briggs, 1901. 276 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered b&w photographic frontispiece of author with facsimile signature, title page decorations by J.E. Laughlin, b&w portraits of Tecumseh and Brock. Contents: Part I. Tecumseh: A Drama; The Legend of Chileeli; A Ballad for Brave Women; The Last Bison; Missipowistic; The Iroquois at the Stake; Kanata; Vain Regrets; Open the Bay!; In Memory of Wm. A. Foster; Absence; The River of Pain; Cabot; Demos Tyrannus; The Recompense; Ruins; The Chain; Fulfilment. Part II. Dreamland; The Pines; Address to a Maid; To Mount St. Patrick; Innocence; To a Morning Cloud; The North Wind's Tale; To a Captured Firefly; Night and Morn; Ponemah; Winter; Summer; To My Photograph; Wood-Notes; The Morning Land; My Love: A Rhapsody; To the Spirit of Memory; In Memory of Thomas D'Arcy McGee; Ideals; To a Humming-bird; Bardolph Redivivus; Germs; Love's Land; To an Infant; Time; Notes (Notes to Tecumseh / Notes to Poems). Very light edge wear, three tiny corner bumps, heavy browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to pages - mainly at edges and in gutter, small creases at bottom of gutter of page 131, soft crease at bottom of gutter of approx. pages 125 to 145. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good+.

$50.00

COLLECTED POEMS 1908-1956.
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COLLECTED POEMS 1908-1956.

By Sassoon, Siegfried.

Faber and Faber, London, 1984. 317 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0571132626 "Apart from the famour 'War Poems' of 1919, which established his reputation, (Sassoon) published eight volumes of verse during his lifetime. This collected edition represents his own choi ce of the poems that he wished to preserve. It was published in 1947 and subsequently enlarged to include the late poems in 'Sequences'." Includes an index of first lines. Interior - small soft crease at bottom corner of last few pages, oth e r w i s e clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, three light creases on spine, faint rub lines on covers, crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good-.

$15.00

NO MAN'S LAND: A POSTWAR SKETCHBOOK OF THE WAR IN THE TRENCHES.
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NO MAN'S LAND: A POSTWAR SKETCHBOOK OF THE WAR IN THE TRENCHES.

By Pratt, George. Introduction by Marshall Arisman.

Northampton, MA: Tundra, 1992. Unpaginated, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. The artist presents his interpretation of life in the trenches and battles of the First World War and introduces contemporary poems and quotations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at top edge of front cover, tiny gouge near top of front hinge.. Soft Cover with Self Flaps. Very Good. Illus. by George Pratt..

$17.50

WHO DARE TO LIVE.
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WHO DARE TO LIVE.

By Watt, Frederick B., Lt.-Cmdr., R.C.N.V.R.

Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1943, 3rd printing. 68 pp, 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. "Scrawled on the backs of envelopes and signal pads, (this) poem grew for two years while its author, aboard hundreds of merchant vessels, pursued his duties as Naval Boarding Officer. Some of the passages written in convoy were punctuated by the thump of underwater explosions. In this tale of a typical freighter Captain the reader meets the Merchant Navy seaman with a new intimacy - shares his dreams and the commonplace element s of his inarticulate heroism. The 'march of hearts that would not break', along the gray trails between the Old World and the New, gradually rises above its geographical bounds to reach a climax of spiritual significance in which the reader f i n d s himself a participant, not a spectator. (This) is primarily a story, written in simple narrative verse for the ordinary man afloat or ashore. At the same time it achieves its author's original objective: a tribute to the men who sail t h e Me rc ha nt Fleet from the men guard it." Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on free front end paper, very light browning to pages, tiny dint on top edge of both boards, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of sp in e, li ght br own i ng on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears and very small chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny puncture on front hinge, very light browning on spine and some ed ges , sm all ligh t st ai n on spine. Very Good/Good.

$10.00

THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.
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THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1917, reprint. 52 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (gray boards with dark blue cloth spine, blue lettering/border and red flower device on front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems about the First World War. There is an Xmas message dated 1917 on the front fr ee endpaper and a contemporary Xmas sticker (bluebird with wreath) on the bottom right hand corner of the front cover. An early owner has glued related poems by Rupert Brooke, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Le Gallienne, Lauchlan MacLean Watt and o t h e r s on the bottom of page 52 and on the following blank pages. Pages lightly browned - mainly preliminaries, 1917 Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, several pages of browned poetry newspaper clippings and one card glued to r ea r bl an k p ages, browning to edges of text block, moderate edge wear, rubbing and some areas of discoloration on front board, small pictorial label glued on front board, very small corner bumps. Good reading copy only..

$10.00

ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.
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ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.

By Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F. "Woodbine Willie". Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne.

Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition. 99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems by a padre who served with the 46th and 24th Infantry Divisions of the B.E.F. during World War I. He earned th e nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes along with his prayers for wounded and dying soldiers in France. Includes: The Sorrow of God; Prayer Before an Attack; Christmas; A Scrap of Paper; A Mother Un d e r s t a n d s ; English Land in France; His Mate; What are We Fighting for?, etc. Samll greeting inscription on preliminary page, book cracked at pages 86/87 and 38/39 - pages holding firmly, very small erased pencil check mark on page 98, spin e sl ig ht ly t wi st ed , darkening and foxing on top of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, damp mark at fore-edge of front board, light soiling. Good+.

$95.00

SEA DOGS AND MEN AT ARMS:  A CANADIAN BOOK OF SONGS.
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SEA DOGS AND MEN AT ARMS: A CANADIAN BOOK OF SONGS.

By Middleton, Jesse Edgar. (Signed)

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1918, first edition. 104 pp + "A Selection from the Catalogue of G.P. Putnam's Sons", small 8vo (7 13/16" H), hard cover (brick-coloured cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering in an attractive gold border on front board). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON FREE FRONT ENDP APER. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece with permission slip tipped-in. A collection of 62 patriotic and military poems, including: H.M. Destroyer 'Broke'; A Soldier's Song; Arrived: H.M.S. 'Good Hope'; Off Heligoland; Off Ushant; Missi n g a t L l o yd's; A Wardroom Song; Trafalgar; Under The Black Eagle; The Zeppelin; Lord Kitchener; For Dominion Day; The American Aviator; Langemarck; Flag Day; To the Absent; Lake Louise; The Eternal Why, etc. Very light browning to endpapers, b ro w ni ng an d du st staining on top of textblock, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to edge of front board, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-.

$27.50

CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
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CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

By Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col.

William Briggs, Toronto, 1901, 2nd editions, revised and enlarged. 309 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering, banding and design on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. The author was with the 21st Fusiliers. A collection of poems on the War of 1812, the Riel Rebellion, and other subjects. Contemporary gift inscription and small soiling mark on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, light soiling marks in bottom margin of pages 79 and 80, very light small soiling marks in margins o f a p p r o x . pages 81 to 94, moderate browning to edges of textblock - small stain on top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly cocked. Good.

$35.00

ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)

By Barrie, J.M.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy..

$10.00

MEN WHO MARCH AWAY:  POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
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MEN WHO MARCH AWAY: POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

By Parsons, I.M., edited with introduction by.

Chatto & Windus, London, 1968, 4th impression. 192 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. "The first world war produced a far greater body of good poetry than any other war in which Britain has been engaged. Now, from a distance of fifty years, we can get both the war an d the poetry in perspective, accepting not only the ordeals and disillusionments suffered by soldier poets, but also the 'visions of glory' which fired some of them in 1914. Mr. Parsons has made a broad but rigorous selection of the poetry w h i c h r e sulted. His anthology contains work by the famous front-line poets - Owen Rosenberg, Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Blunden, Graves - and by others, less known today, who wrote truthfully and well out of their experience. There are poems, to o, b y ol d er p oets who were deeply affected by the war though they could not take an active part in it - Hardy, Yeats, Kipling, Lawrence, and Walter de la Mare. Mr. Parsons has divided his anthology into seven sections which reflect not only t he cho no log ic al pr ogress of the war, but also the changing emotional attitudes of poets towards it, and prefaced it with a critical introduction." Ex-library copy with areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of pastedown endpapers, several pa ges wit h a cor ner crea se, sixteen poems with tiny pen 'x' mark against title, one poem title has minor pen correction, library stamp/numbers on copyright page, library stamp and very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, minor wrinkling at top /bot tom of s pine . Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, ghost label mark on spine, spine is faded, panels slightly faded. Good reading copy only..

$10.00

WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
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WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.

By Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer.

Doubleday, 1985. 210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.50

EIGHTY FOUR DAYS.  A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
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EIGHTY FOUR DAYS. A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

By Winchester, Barry. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.

Horsted Keynes, Sussex: Selma Press, 1974. 176 pp + appendices, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. From the Foreword, " Many books have been written about the Battle of Britain and most have failed to appeal to the general public, being too long or too technical. Other books have been too scrappy to paint a clear picture. Barry Winchester avoids these mistakes and, by his new approach to the subject - i.e. a mixture of verse and prose, has written a most readable and entertaining book." Appendices: 1. The Battle of Britain - Facsimile of the Ministry of Information Booklet issued on behalf of the Air Ministry and distributed nationwide in 1941. 2. Facsimile Anti-Invasion leaflets issued nationwide. Small red ink mark at bottom edge of first appendices page (from manufacturing process), light edge wear, light bump to bottom of spine and hinges - very light wrinkle at bottom of pages at gutter. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear (small areas of surface paper loss at top of spine), light edge wrinkling. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good -.

$20.00

THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
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THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.

By Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)

London: Faber and Faber, 1996. 598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

TEN SELECTED POEMS WITH NOTES.
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TEN SELECTED POEMS WITH NOTES.

By Pratt, E.J.

Toronto: Macmillan (St. Martin's Classics), 1947. 149 pp, 12mo (6 7/8" H). Blue covers with black lettering on spine, black emblem on front board. Contents: Introduction; The Titanic; Dunkirk; The Cachalot; No. 6000; The Submarine; The Ice-Floes; The Old Eagle; Putting Winter to Bed; To Angelina, An Old Nurse; Brebeuf and his Brethren; Notes. Interior - dept. stamp on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - area of light staining and some light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket.

$17.50

THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM.  (ALSO INCLUDES: THE GOD WHO EATS CORN.)
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THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE GOD WHO EATS CORN.)

By Murphy, Richard.

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1968. 74 pp. 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. A poem about "The batttle of Aughrim (literally horse-ridge)...fought on the evening of Sunday, July 12, 1691, about seventeen miles southwest of Athlone, almost in the centre of Ireland. It was the last decisive battle in Irish history." This is followed by a poem set in Southern Rhodesia, "The God Who Eats Corn". Interior - soft crease down rear free endpaper and last page, small faint stain at bottom of page 67/68, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain at top of spine, minor rubbing, very faint small cup ring and liquid stain on front board. VG-.

$12.50

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