- Canadian Poetry Magazine Volume II Numbers 1 and 2
- Malcolm Lowry
- Canadian Authors’ Association, Canada, 1947
These magazines were very cheaply manufactured; mimeographed on low quality paper with heavy construction-type paper covers stapled on – covers which extend on three sides about a centimetre beyond the text pages. Thus it is very common to see moderate to heavy wear along those edges.
Copies of these issues are very rare. The print run would have been miniscule. As far as I know, these two issues are the only ones with Lowry poems in them. And the poems are excellent. They came out the same year that Under the Volcano was published.
Volume 1 would be in near fine condition but for the edge wear on the back cover. Volume 2 is in near fine condition. They have been kept in archival plastic for many years now. The inside pages of both volumes are surprisingly bright and clean. Volume 2 came with a subscription form (shown below) tipped in.
There are only six of these magazines altogether on AbeBooks today; two of number 1 and four of number 2. I was surprised to see that the range of prices was only $20 to $35 each. They all have condition issues, but price is still based on relative condition. If you are a Lowry collector, now is the time to buy these.