Thomas the Rhymer’s Song
Hughes (Ted) and Leonard Baskin. Thomas the Rhymer’s Song. Gehenna
Press, 2000. First edition.
An illustrated poetry broadside, measuring
21 X 19 inches. Text in black inside a ruled box of red, the
illustration by Leonard Baskin printed in black and green. A bit of
soiling to the upper left tip, but fine, as-new. Limited to 100 numbered
copies, signed by Baskin.
Published on the occasion of the opening of
the Ted Hughes Papers, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University,
April 7, 2000.
Newlove (John). Grave Sirs. Vancouver: Private Press of Robert Reid and
Takao Tanabe, 1962.
First edition, first issue, in smooth black
wrappers, front cover lettered with large wood type. Text printed in red
Apparently only about 200 copies were issued of what was
originally an edition of 300; some unbound copies were reportedly
destroyed in a flood. William Hoffer speculated that there were fewer
than 100 copies issued in this first issue binding.
This copy has some
sunning in a strip along the top edge of the covers, a couple of small
scratches (pencil marks?) on the covers, but it is basically a fine,
as-new copy otherwise. The covers on this book are notoriously
susceptible to fading. This is really a very nice copy.
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miki (roy). the japanese-canadians 100 years photo exhibit opening east
of the rockies powell street festival song. [Vancouver]: powell street
Limited to 300 copies.
A poetry broadside on cream stock,
measuring 10 X 26 inches. Some tiny nicks to edges, but in fine
condition. A lengthy poem in two columns, with the author’s name and the
date printed at the bottom.
Miki, born in Winnipeg of Japanese-Canadian
parents, has been a powerful force in the fight for redress from the
federal government, for Japanese-Canadians who were subject to
internment during the second world war. He has been awarded the Order Of
Canada and the Order Of British Columbia, and he is a fellow of the
Royal Society Of Canada. His 2001 poetry collection, Surrender, won the
2002 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. This 1977 broadside predates
his published poetry (first book: Saving Face – 1991). Very scarce.