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THE BOOK OF EVE., Beresford-Howe, Constance.
1 Beresford-Howe, Constance. THE BOOK OF EVE.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1973, first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077050888X "Here is a fresh, beautifully written story of an almost old woman who, one morning on impulse, walks out of a forty-year-old marriage, leaving her invalid husband calling querulou sly for his breakfast. In a desperate bid for a life of her own, and with little more money in her pocket than her first Old Age Pension cheque, Eva exchanges her sedate and conventional middle-class existence in a Montreal suburb for a ch a o t i c r o o ming-house life in one of the city's poorer districts. Eva's account of her transition from housewife to eccentric is the basis for this warm and delightful novel which, in a surprising way, turns out to be a love story. Eva herse lf i s a wo n de rf ul character, with a prickly charm, an acid humour, and a probing, active intelligence that gives sense and meaning to her strange choice, and makes her story a compelling and unforgettable experience." A few tiny light foxing ma rks o n ver so of de dic ation page and up to and including page 6, two tiny corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mnainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing , tw o sm all c lose d t ears . V ery Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
2 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
Bison, London, 1990. 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861246209 "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of t h e Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and ri va lr ies of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von S chi rac h, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Evan Braun, Hitler's mistress. W ritt en b y ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for an y stu dent of t he rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Bokk is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate e dge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HITLER & GELI., Hayman, Ronald.
3 Hayman, Ronald. HITLER & GELI.
Bloomsbury, London, 1997, first edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0747527237 B&w photographs, family tree. "Few people know about the affair Adolf Hitler had with his niece, Geli Raubal. It started in 1927, when he was thirty-eight and she was nine teen. Already leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, he had been imprisoned after the unsuccessful putsch of 1923, released at the end of 1924 and had been banned from speaking in public. It was then that he decided to rent a h o u s e in Obersaltzberg, an small alpine village close to the Austrian border. Geli came to live with him there, together with her mother, Angela Raubal, his widowed half-sister, but the ban was lifted before the Raubals moved in. Hitler could r e la x wi th his niece as he never had before with anyone else, and enjoyed her constant availability. He adored her and they could talk to each other uninhibitedly. The couple shared a strangely intense, passionate relationship, but it was al way s dog ge d b y H itler's intolerance, his chauvinistic attitude to womanhood and his possessive jealousy. Later, the weakening of the bond between (them) coincided with the phenomenal rise in the popularity of the Nazis...In 1931, aged twenty-t hree , Geli Ra ubal was found dead in the Munich flat she shared with Hitler, his revolver on the floor and an unfinished letter on the table. Hitler was shattered by his niece's death, and for the rest of his life couldn't speak of her without becom in g emo tion al... (This book) examines the degeneracy in the family Hitler and Geli came from and the emotional and sexual problems Hitler suffered, thus giving the reader an opportunity to take new bearings on Hitler as a man." Light brow ning t o p ages a nd ed ges of text block, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND WORDS:  MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., Higgins, James E.
4 Higgins, James E. BEYOND WORDS: MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
Teachers College Press, New York, 1971, second printing. 
112 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. "The art of creativity in children's literature is evaluated according to a different set of criteria and standards from that applied to adult literature - namely, the writer's ability to show respect for the 'innate rights' of the child and to write with a sensitive feeling for the integrity of childhood. Like Coleridge, James E. Higgins defines art, in concepts 'beyond words', as the fusion of new identities through the extraordinary functions of the imaginat ion. Classically known fairy tales and books of mystical fancy appeal directly to the 'inner child', an aspect of childhood that grownups, teachers, and writers for children can get to know it they look through the child's looking glass wi t h o u t t h e adult's perception. In this discussion of children's literature, ranging from the works of W.H. Hudson and George MacDonald through 'The Hobbit' of J.R.R. Tolkien and 'The Little Prince' of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Professor Higg in s co nt in u al ly e mphasizes the importance of things that are not seen as essential to the development of the child's spirit of security in today's educational society, which often tends to relinquish the concentration on things of wonder and fa it h f or mor e rel eva nt everyday identities." Interior - one page with two upper corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs, fading to spine color - lett erin g v ery leg ible , mino r so ili ng. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STONE WEAR / A SEQUENCE OF THE BLOOD.  AYA PRESS POETRY SERIES NO. 3., Joyce, Dianne / Tihanyi, Eva.  Cover art by Rosanne Buski.
5 Joyce, Dianne / Tihanyi, Eva. Cover art by Rosanne Buski. STONE WEAR / A SEQUENCE OF THE BLOOD. AYA PRESS POETRY SERIES NO. 3.
Aya Press, Toronto, 1983, 1st edition of 500 copies. 
76 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920544290 Poetry collections by two Canadian women poets, Dianne Joyce (Stone Wear) and Hungarian-born Eva Tihanyi (A Sequence of the Blood). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. E xterior - very light fading to spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREEN LIBRARY., Keefer, Janice Kulyk.
6 Keefer, Janice Kulyk. THE GREEN LIBRARY.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002243709 "All Eva ever wanted was to make herself invisible. And she succeeded: she was as stable, as unremarkable as her brown-brick Toronto house. Until the day Eva feels a strange man' s eyes follow her every move and she knows she has been exposed. Until the day an unmarked envelope slips through her mail box. It contains only the fragment of a 1930s photograph, but it hints of secrets untold - and it explodes Eva's car e f u l l y c onstructed world. The woman in the photograph means nothing to Eva. It's the boy who takes her breath away: he is identical to her own eleven-year-old son, Ben. Driven by a need she scarcely understands herself, Evan turns her back o n he r sa fe li fe and begins a compelling journey that reaches deep into memory and the unknown history of her family. Stripping away her adult defences, she confronts the painful enigmas of her childhood: her beautiful mother, haunted by the lov e she h as los t ; h er distant and helpless father; a Ukrainian immigrant family whose powerful connection with her life can no longer be ignored. Eve's quest to reclaim the past leads her away from Toronto to the foreign ground of Kiev, to a man s he h as nev er f or gott en and to the discovery of passion's risks and intense joys. Sharpened by the beautiful precision that has made (the author) on of Canada's most acclaimed writers, (this) is a rich, complex tale of love, betrayal an d the pr ofoun d n eed to be lon g to a place and a people." Soft crease on top half of pages 189 to 204. Dust jacket has several creases down fore-edge of front flap, small area of sticker removal damage to laminate on front panel. Very Good/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Mellor, John. THE COMPANY STORE: JAMES BRYSON McLACHLAN AND THE CAPE BRETON COAL MINERS, 1900-1925.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 9: OBERSALZBERG., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
8 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 9: OBERSALZBERG.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1975 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
53 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Contents: Obersalzberg: Hitler's Visitors / Landhaus Goring / The Eagle's Nest / Wednesday, April 25, 1945 / The 101st pipped at the post! Third Infantry Division steals Berchtesgaden / The Telephone Exchange / The Occupation / Obersalzberg Today; Where Are They Now: Herman Goring's 'Vermeer'; Personality: Lieutenant John F. Kennedy; War Film: PT-109; Preservation: Overloon: The National War and Resistance Museum of the Netherlands; It Happened: Hitler at Landsberg. Large soft creases/wrinkles at top corner of pages and covers, tiny perforation on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Reynolds, James. Introduction by Padraic Colum. GHOSTS IN IRISH HOUSES.
New York Creative Age Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- James Reynolds. Inscribed
283 pp, 10 3/4" H. Boldly inscribed on half title page: "All good Fortune / James Reynolds", with double underscore and a star beneath. Map of Ireland on endpapers in shades of green and white showing location of the haunted houses. 9 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus 16 full page b&w drawings and 4 smaller b&w drawings. **Please note: at some time in its life, this book has been "married" to a Bonanza dust jacket of the same or similar vintage that fits it perfectly - i.e. this is not the original dust jacket.** "With senses tuned to the cry of the banshee, no people are more intimate with spirits - both horrible and friendly - than the richly imaginative Irish. In this magnificently conceived and superbly executed book, James Reynolds, Irish-born painter, horseman, and traveler, has selected and retold twenty-two folk tales from a collection of more than two hundred gathered during his life in Ireland. He invariably captures the perfect note of eerie, the terrifying, and the comic in these paintings, drawings, and this subtly polished prose; for he is 'ghost-conscious' and 'castle-conscious', as Padraic Colum says, and can describe with the words of a poet what a painter sees. Here are ghosts and demons that have flouished from the tenth to the twentieth century - the horrible, gluttonous ghost of Jason Bannott, the harpies of 'The Ghostly Catch', the madly comic ghosts of the O'Haggerty twins - all the ghosts that midnight fancy shivers to imagine." Spine color has darkened, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a one inch very light red pencil line on blank page 12, a 1/8" strip of browning at top edge of page 6, slight toning in page margins, very small paper slub on chapter title page 89. Dust jacket has light browning on inside, tear (archivally taped) at top of rear panel with soft crease; light discoloration on fore-edge of front flap, at top of spine and under wrinkles in laminate on rear panel, light browming at top edge, tiny closed tear on spine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
10 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON.  REVISED EDITION., Rice, Eva.  (Enid Blyton.)
11 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PIM., Skerry-Olsen, Eva.  Illustrated by Marvin Anderson.
12 Skerry-Olsen, Eva. Illustrated by Marvin Anderson. PIM.
Coslett, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1948. 
75 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, illustrated in color and b&w. "Every child at times feels the desire for a playfellow 'all his own'. This is the story of Patty whose playmate was the lovable wee Pim, straight from the Land of Make-Believe. You will read about Patty's adventures with her doll, Susan Snooperdorf Spezzerfritz, and you will meet Pim himself, and all the rest of the tiny company of playmates. You will love Pim as he plays with Patt y, unseen by anyone else except Susan. And how you will delight in the way Pim helps Patty with her troubles, even at the table! These stories have been read to many children, who have found them most charming and who have wanted them fo r t h e i r o w n. We hope you will like them as well." gift inscription at top of title page, one leaf with crease at top corner, boards have areas of light color fading, small area of heavy color fading at bottom of spine/bottom edges, minor w ri n kl in g at t o p/ bo ttom of spine, 1/2" shallow line dint on front board, 3" of light cracing at gutter of pages 54/55, minor soiling, very slight bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and te ar s a t t op /bo tto m of spi ne and flap-folds, a few small tears - some archivally taped, small stain on rear panel, two very light stains and one tiny stain on outside of front panel - darker on inside, general light soiling and rubbing, lig ht b row ning to spi ne, smal l tea r/ti ny hole on front panel - archivally taped. Good+/Good- 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
INUIT DOLLS:  REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE., Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok.  Introduction by Razie Brownstone.  Patricia Michael, editor.
13 Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok. Introduction by Razie Brownstone. Patricia Michael, editor. INUIT DOLLS: REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE.
Canadian Stage & Arts Publications, Toronto, 1988, first edition. 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D), soft cover. ISBN 0919952380 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Some additional text in Inuktitut. "The ancient art of Inuit dollmaking is disappearing slowly but surely. The real Inuit play dolls have already come to an end and today, the only dolls that remain are collectors' dolls made by Inuit dollmakers for the southern retail market. We have put this book together, most particularly for the Inuit growing up today, in o rder to preserve an important part of their cultural heritage...." Interior - gift inscrption on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
14 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BLOOMSBURY GUIDES TO ENGLISH LITERATURE.  6 VOLUME SET.  1. THE RENAISSANCE.  2. AUGUSTAN LITERATURE.  3. ROMANTIC LITERATURE.  4. VICTORIAN LITERATURE.  5. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.  6. THE NOVEL., Wynne-Davies;, Marion; Simmons, Eva; Ward, Geoff; Thomas, Jane; Williams, Linda R. and Roberts, Andrew Michael, editors.
15 Wynne-Davies;, Marion; Simmons, Eva; Ward, Geoff; Thomas, Jane; Williams, Linda R. and Roberts, Andrew Michael, editors. BLOOMSBURY GUIDES TO ENGLISH LITERATURE. 6 VOLUME SET. 1. THE RENAISSANCE. 2. AUGUSTAN LITERATURE. 3. ROMANTIC LITERATURE. 4. VICTORIAN LITERATURE. 5. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. 6. THE NOVEL.
London Bloomsbury / Folio Society 1994 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
302 pp, 297 pp, 259 pp, 244 pp, 336 pp, 366 pp - 6 volume set, 8 1/8" H. "This hardback edition produced exclusively for The Folio Society". Each volume combines a series of critical essays on the background of its subject with a complementary A-Z section of detailed entries giving references to, and bibliographies for major authors, principal works, and important literary terms. A full chronology completes each volume and there is comprehensive cross-referencing throughout. Volume I has a crease at top corner of the front free endpaper and the dust jacket has a large crease at top corner of the front flap. All volumes are clean and bright with very minor rubbing on dust jackets. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 


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