ICE COD BELL OR STONE. A Collection of New Poems.
Edition: First printing
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962. White boards printed in black, viii, (9)-62, (2) pp. Design by Frank Newfeld. Fine copy. Dust jacket has light yellowing overall, small tears and soft crease across top of front panel, else VG+. "In his next collection [the present book], Birney unveiled a precise new free verse, a colloquial first-person viewpoint, and a strong interest in visual or 'concrete' poetry; in its poems set in Latin America he presented the first of the world-travel poetry by which he would be widely known throughout the next two decades." - Frank Davey in Toye, Oxford Companion to CanLit. A nice copy.; Tall octavo