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  • Stevens, G.R. (George Roy Stevens, 1892-1975)
    TRAVELOGUE

    Edition: First edition

    Montreal: Southam Printing Company, 1959. Octavo, pp (4), 43, stapled in brown textured card covers. Soft vertical crease to front cover; soft crease to lower inner corner of front cover and early leaves; else fine. Inscribed by the author. A collection of verse by the noted Canadian historian, military historian, journalist, and film maker. Stevens was born in Nova Scotia and lived for some years in Kamloops, BC. He took a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1915, and then enlisted in the Alberta Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was wounded at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on 2 June 1916, and gassed on 28 October 1917. He was on…

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    Montreal: Southam Printing Company, 1959. Octavo, pp (4), 43, stapled in brown textured card covers. Soft vertical crease to front cover; soft crease to lower inner corner of front cover and early leaves; else fine. Inscribed by the author. A collection of verse by the noted Canadian historian, military historian, journalist, and film maker. Stevens was born in Nova Scotia and lived for some years in Kamloops, BC. He took a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1915, and then enlisted in the Alberta Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was wounded at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on 2 June 1916, and gassed on 28 October 1917. He was on loan to the Indian Army during WWII. The book contains on pp 29-35 a section of war poetry "That Other War". The book has two dedications to mates killed in the Great War and a 1925 poem "Colonel Bogey". Uncommon book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43996
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  • WAYFARER [pseud. of Abner Cosens)
    WAR RHYMES

    Wingham, ON: Advance Print., no date [1919?]. 18.2 cm, paper covers with front cover illustrated in brown & black (saluting soldier, two flags behind), lacking rear cover. Stapled. pp [100], unpaged. Staples rusty; small tear and short chip to fore margin of last leaf; two inch closed tear to pp [95-96] repaired with clear archival paper tape; small creases, edge nicks, to some leaves; front cover has an ink owner name, faint damp spots, and corner creases; a good clean copy over all, still tight in the binding. There were several printings with different pagination issued 1917? to 1919? The latest dated verse in this copy is 01 June, 1919. The last verse, on pp [99-100], is "Fritz Goes…

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    Wingham, ON: Advance Print., no date [1919?]. 18.2 cm, paper covers with front cover illustrated in brown & black (saluting soldier, two flags behind), lacking rear cover. Stapled. pp [100], unpaged. Staples rusty; small tear and short chip to fore margin of last leaf; two inch closed tear to pp [95-96] repaired with clear archival paper tape; small creases, edge nicks, to some leaves; front cover has an ink owner name, faint damp spots, and corner creases; a good clean copy over all, still tight in the binding. There were several printings with different pagination issued 1917? to 1919? The latest dated verse in this copy is 01 June, 1919. The last verse, on pp [99-100], is "Fritz Goes Farming". This copy doesn't correspond exactly to any of the records on AMICUS. WWI verse written by a civilian 1914-19. Cosens was in the insurance business in Wingham. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47261
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  • MacCONNELL, H.B., Capt.
    WHERE DUTY LEADS

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Briggs, 1916. Red cloth with a blue and a white bands, stamped in gilt. pp 71 + 11 photo plates with tissue guards (kings, generals, Lady Eaton, and Sam Hughes Covers have slight cloth bubbling and modest soiling, spine lightly sunned, VG otherwise. Capt. MacConnell was with the 109th Battalion, Victoria & Haliburton Regiment, CEF. From the tone of this collection of jingoistic verse, I don't think the author had yet seen action. The battalion only left Lindsay, Ontario, for England in the spring of 1916.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44447
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  • Godwin, George
    Why Stay We Here?: Odyssey of a Canadian officer in France in World War I

    Victoria, BC: Godwin Books, 2015. Card covers, pp 220, illustrated. Ink name at front, else fine. Autobiographical novel originally published in 1930. Some think it the finest Canadian WWI novel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47813
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  • Hibberd. Dominic (Wilfred Owen)
    Wilfred Owen: A New Biography

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. Fourth printing. Brown boards. pp 424 + plates; indexed. Fine in near fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47654
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  • GRAYDON, William Murray
    WITH BOER AND BRITISHER IN THE TRANSVAAL

    New York: Street and Smith, (c. 1900). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, white and salmon, green page edges. pp [2], 203, [3]. Spine cloth a little bubbled, with nicks and mild wear to tips, a short wrinkle, delicate white spine lettering flaked but still just readable; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; endpaper foxing; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. A scarce boy's adventure novel about the Boer War.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26165
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  • Dorgeles, Roland (pseud. of Roland Lecavel√©)
    Wooden Crosses

    Aegypan Press, no date (2005). Reprint. Glossy card covers. pp 219, [7]. Ink owner name, else a fine copy. The 1919 French original won the Prix Femina. First edition in English was in 1921. A novel of WWI based on his own experiences.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 48265
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  • COOPERMAN, Stanley
    WORLD WAR I AND THE AMERICAN NOVEL

    Edition: First Edition

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967. Dark grey cloth. pp xii, 273, [3]. Bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front; spine lightly sunned, with creases at ends; VG otherwise. Jacket has some rubbing, edge nicks, flap clip, good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43857
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  • TENNANT, E. Wyndham (1897-1916)
    WORPLE FLIT and other poems

    Edition: First printing

    Oxford: Blackwell, 1916. pp (40), grey card covers. Piece of spine missing; browning to inner inch of front cover; damp stain to inner margins of covers and spine; small chips to the yapp edges; just good externally, internally fine. Tennant dropped out of Winchester College and joined the Grenadier Guards in 1914 at age 17. He was killed in the Battle of the Somme 22 Sept., 1916. Three of the poems were written in when he was in the army. John Singer Sargent did a portrait drawing of him in 1915, and he was the elder brother of Stephen Tennant. This was his only regularly published book (there was a juvenile collection privately published in 1909). Reilly p 310. Fragile, and scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51424
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