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

by MacBride, Morrison Mann.

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Published
1938
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Good-
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First Edition
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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,… Read more
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PERSONAL NOTE.

by Bruce, Charles.

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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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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;… Read more
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COLLECTED POEMS 1908-1956.

by Sassoon, Siegfried.

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9780571132621
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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… 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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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… 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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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… 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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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… Read more
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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.… Read more
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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… 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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WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.

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

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780385250023
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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;… 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
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Very Good
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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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Reprint
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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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THE CORDUROY PATCH.

by Schaffer, Eddie.

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Published
1955
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Good+
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First Edition
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New York: Exposition Press, 1955. 200 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w photographic frontispiece. Printed/typed presentation slip tipped-in at title page, stating: Present By / Mr. Eddie Schaffer (no signature). "(T)he product of a remarkable man, Eddie Schaffer, ex-Marine and currently one of the more popular bus drivers in the city of St. Louis. Here is a volume… Read more
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