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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.)

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Published
1996
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First Edition
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9780571174539
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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,… Read more
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BARBED WIRE BALLADS.

by Melville, Tom (Scotty), Lieut.

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Published
1945
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Good-
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Second Printing
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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… Read more
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FOR FREEDOM.

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

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Published
1942
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Very Good
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Second Edition
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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… Read more
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PERSONAL NOTE.

by Bruce, Charles. Inscribed.

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Published
1941
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Very Good
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First Edition
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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.… Read more
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TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.

by Mair, Charles.

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Published
1901
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Good+
Edition
Second Edition
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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… Read more
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THIS ENGLAND.

by Ward, James Edward.

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Published
1942
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Very Good-
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Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1942. 48 pp, 7 5/8" H. The main poem in this volume, 'This England', speaks of the qualities for which the nation was fighting at the time (WWII) of writing. It is preceded by a poetic tribute to Winston Churchill and followed by a collection of sonnets (including: Easter in Wartime, On Seeing an Autumn Ploughman,… Read more
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NO MAN'S LAND: A POSTWAR SKETCHBOOK OF THE WAR IN THE TRENCHES.

by Pratt, George. Introduction by Marshall Arisman.

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Published
1992
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Very Good
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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… Read more
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WHO DARE TO LIVE.

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

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Published
1943
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Very Good
Edition
Third Printing
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1943. 68 pp, 8 3/4" H. 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… Read more
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THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.

by Van Dyke, Henry.

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Published
1917
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. 52 pp, 7 3/8" H, gray boards with dark blue cloth spine, blue lettering/border and red flower device on front board. A collection of poems about the First World War. There is an Xmas message dated 1917 on the front free endpaper and a contemporary Xmas sticker (bluebird with wreath) on the bottom… Read more
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I SING OF LIFE: SELECTED POEMS.

by Roberts, Lloyd.

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Published
1937
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Good
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First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1937. 99 pp, 7 13/16" H - green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, gold emblem on front board. A collection of poems by the Canadian poet Lloyd Roberts, gathered under the headings: General; Mystical and Philosophical; Love; War; Children; Nature; Songs. Minor browning to pages, tiny light foxing marks on rear free… Read more
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THE NEW CRUSADERS AND OTHER POEMS.

by King, Amabel. Inscribed.

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Published
1943
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1943. 66 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H) - green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Leslie Gordon Barnard. In memory of a very happy gathering when he was our guest speaker at the C.A.A. annual dinner, May 6th 1944, Toronto - Sincere regards, Amabel King". … Read more
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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.

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Published
1918
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1918. 99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. 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 the nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes… Read more
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SEA DOGS AND MEN AT ARMS: A CANADIAN BOOK OF SONGS.

by Middleton, Jesse Edgar. Signed.

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Published
1918
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Very Good-
Edition
First American Edition
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1918. 104 pp + "A Selection from the Catalogue of G.P. Putnam's Sons", small 8vo (7 13/16" H) - brick-coloured cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering in an attractive gold border on front board. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece with permission slip tipped-in. A collection of 62 patriotic… Read more
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CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

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

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Published
1901
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Good
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Second Edition, revised and enlarged.
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Toronto: William Briggs, 1901. 309 pp, 7 1/4" H - maroon cloth with gold lettering, banding and design on spine and front board. 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 front free endpaper, very light… Read more
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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.

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Published
1920
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. 188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) - dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war and its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on front free endpaper, paper at… Read more
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MEN WHO MARCH AWAY: POEMS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

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

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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… Read more
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SIEGFRIED SASSOON. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.

by Sternlicht, Sanford. (Siegfried Sassoon.)

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780805770216
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New York: Twayne, 1993. 136 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough College, a schoolmaster wrote of him: 'shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any… Read more
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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.

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780904272000
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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. … Read more
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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.)

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780571174539
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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,… Read more
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TEN SELECTED POEMS WITH NOTES.

by Pratt, E.J.

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Published
1947
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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.… Read more
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