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ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
1 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Greene, Alma. (Gah-wonh-nos-doh / Forbidden Voice). TALES OF THE MOHAWKS.
Canada J.M. Dent & Sons 1975 046095086X / 9780460950862 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good R. G. Miller. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). (The author) "here recalls some of the tales that are told on the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River in Ontario. Near the reserve is the town of Brantford, which is named after the Mohawk officer who led his people's fight for King George in the American War of Independence. These are stories that belong to twentieth-century farmers, shopkeepers, and high-steel workers who have never lost their communion with the natural world, which for them is also the world of the spirit. The stories' integration of traditional and present-day realities is beautifully realized in the remarkable pencil illustrations of Gary Miller, another native of the Six Nations Reserve." Contents: The Tree of Peace; Fairy Rings; Witches' Brew; Bountiful Earth; Potions and Charms; The Cycle of Life; The White Man Comes; Changing Rites; On the Grand River; Omens and Visions; New Festivals; Living Traditions. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and worn at edges with some color loss, one or two very small closed tears and chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
4 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Marshall, Bess. AN HOUSE FOR HIS KINGDOM: WESTMINSTER CENTENNIAL STORY, 1837-1979.
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Moir, John S., editor. Introduction by John Webster Grant. THE CROSS IN CANADA: VIGNETTES OF THE CHURCHES ACROSS FOUR CENTURIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
247 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This anthology of vignettes illustrating the part played by all branches of the Christian church in Canadian development offers glimpses into church life - from Jacques Cartier's planting the cross in the Gaspe to the remarkable Christian pavilion at Expo '67. Here are such different personalities as Jeanne Mance, founder of Canada's first hospital; Brother Andre, the modern miracle worker of Montreal and Norman MacLeod, the hero-tyrant of his own congregation in Cape Breton. Here, too, are brief pictures of the churches' many-sided service to Canada - a Presbyterian long communion, a Methodist camp meeting, the horrible deaths of Jesuit missionaries and the gallantry of a padre on the beach at Dieppe. We meet men and women whose names are known to every Canadian, and others whose lives of service were passed in obscurity. Drama, sorrow, humour and inspiration are found in this tribute to the cross in Canada." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning at top/bottom edges - also on spine and flap-folds; one small edge tear (taped); some tape on top/bottom inside edges, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF JOHN G. PATON, TOLD FOR YOUNG FOLKS, OR: THIRTY YEARS AMONG SOUTH SEA CANNIBALS., Paton, James, Rev., rearranged and edited by.
7 Paton, James, Rev., rearranged and edited by. THE STORY OF JOHN G. PATON, TOLD FOR YOUNG FOLKS, OR: THIRTY YEARS AMONG SOUTH SEA CANNIBALS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1898 Sixth Editiion Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
304 pp + publisher's advertisements, 8" H. Red cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board. B&w photo frontispiece, map & plates. The life of the 19th century Scottish missionary, John Gibson Paton and his adventures in the New Hebrides in the South Pacific. Chapter headings include: Pioneers in the New Hebrides; At Home with Cannibals; A Typical South Sea Trader; The Plague of Measles; Attacked with Clubs; The Martyrdom of the Gordons; The War Chiefs in Council; Five Hours in a Canoe; Australian Incidents; The Aborgines of Australia; The French in the Pacific; The Gospel and Gunpowder; Traditions and Customs; First Communion on Aniwa; Christianity and Cocoa-nuts; My Campaign in Ireland; Welcome to Victoria and Aniwa; etc., etc. New endpapers, 1899 Sunday School inscription, light browning to some preliminary pages and a few of the last pages - very light browning to the bulk of the pages, tiny edge tear archivally taped on one rear page, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and wear (loss of cloth) at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, three small edge bumps, light wear at corners, light rubbing and light soiling on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Reed, James, ed. (Geoffrey Parke-Taylor, James Reed, Nissa Basbaum, Diane Marshall, Phyllis Creighton, Tom Kingston.) A STUDY RESOURCE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY: APPROACHES TO SEXUALITY AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY.
Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1986. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919891491 "To provide information for discussion and study, this report examines doctrinal statements; biblical resources; traditional theology; Lambeth Conferences; psychology, sociology, and biology; an d social justice (focusing on sexism and homosexuality). The purpose of this resource is to provide clear statements about doctrinal and moral principles based on the Bible, Church tradition, and reason....to inform conscience so that peop l e c a n m a ke discerning and enlightened decisions with faith in an incarnate God who continually creates, redeems, and sustains. These resources to not, in any way, attempt to make authoritative statements." Interior - previous owner's name in i n k on i n si de of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
9 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Various. THE PARISH QUESTION BOX. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA SPIRITUAL ADVANCE, 1947.
G.B.R.E., Toronto, 1947, 4th printing. 
115 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Introductory; The Anglican Communion; The Structure and Work of Our Church; Dominion-Wide Church Groups in the Church of England; The Bible of the Church; The Belief of a Churchman; The Pra yers of a Churchman; The Services of the Church; The Sacred Ministry of the Church; The Parish Church; The Differences between Anglicans and Roman Catholics; How We Differ from the Other Reformed Churches; Some Strange Sects Around Us Toda y ; Q u e s t i o ns Posed by the Unbeliever; A Hymn of the Church of England; An Anglican Glossary. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear a nd c r ea se a t to p of front cover, very light small church stamp mark on front cover, light browning, small corner crease on rear cover, three faint water marks on spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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