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BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
1 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
2 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AND THE SPANISH., Epton, Nina.
3 Epton, Nina. LOVE AND THE SPANISH.
London Cassell 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- B.S. Biro, dust jacket illustration. 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Spain is a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as of gay sinners. This sums up concisely and colourfully - as far as love can ever be summed up - what must be considered as the Spanish attitude to love both in the past and indeed at the present time, for it has changed remarkably little over the centuries, and only now has enlightened thought to some extent begun to free love from strangling conventions and taboos. This country has produced Don Juan the greatest lover of all time, one of the most passionate and violent of all love stories in 'Carmen', the Inquisition with its scenes of extreme punishment and tortured flesh, the charming court-ship rites like the Fiesta de San Antonio, and the tragic genius of Lorca, preoccupied with beauty and death. How is it possible to reconcile the passionate guitar-playing majo with the cold, unyielding figure of the Inquisitor? Miss Epton gives us the answer - no easy achievement, for the Spaniards have never been inclined to communicate personal feelings about love either in their art or in their literature, and this reticence and pride still persists. She has met every type of Spaniard, from intellectuals to prostitutes, from students to doctors, and she has questioned them tactfully but ruthlessly. As a result, she has laid bare the myth of Romantic Spain, revealing the fundamental difference between Galicia, more tolerant of human weakness, and the severer South, which is one of the most striking character-istics of love in Spain." Light fading to top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and very light on flap-folds, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PITSCHI:  THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.  A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL., Fischer, Hans.
4 Fischer, Hans. PITSCHI: THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE. A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL.
North-South Books, New York, 1999. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 12 1/2" D), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). ISBN 1558586458 The charming illustrated story of a little kitten who decides to try being something else - a rooster, a goat, a duck, a bunn y - with unfortunate results. However, in the end, Pitschi finds out how much she is loved and finds out she likes being a kitten after all! Very minor edge wear, very small bump at top edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES., Fischer, Hans.
5 Fischer, Hans. THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1954 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good Hans Fischer. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette with her animals. There was a rooster, eight rabits, and one goat. Happiest of them all were the cats, Mauli and Ruli, and the little dog Bello, because they were allowed to sleep in the house at night and to help their beloved Lisette with the housework. On her seventy-sixth birthday, Lisette went off to the village, and while she was gone Bello and the rest of the animals prepared for her a wonderful birthday surprise. The happy occasion and its most satisfactory conclusion are vividly portrayed in strong yet delicate line and six brilliant colors by Hans Fischer, the internationally known Swiss illustrator, muralist and printmaker." Bump at bottom of spine; small tear at bottom of hinges - repaired; paper is split on inside hinges but hold very firmly, the front board has a very small stain, a tiny scuff at the top edge and some very small areas of dried glue near the top edge; tiny scuff on rear board; very small dent to top edge of both boards; light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, slight toning to board edges; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small and tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; rear panel has one tiny scuff, one tiny dent, and soft wrinkling at top edge; light browning to edges; a few tiny areas of dried glue near top edge of front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
INTRODUCTING AUSTRIA., Gedye, G.E.R.
6 Gedye, G.E.R. INTRODUCTING AUSTRIA.
London Methuen 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Philippe Jullian. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "With (Gedye) the reader is introduced to the wonders of Austria's natural beauties, her architectural treasures, her famous collections of pictures, her music and the character of her delightful inhabitants; and expert advice is given on where to swim, ski, fish or shoot, and on the choice of local dishes and wines. (At the time of writing - 1955) more than two-thirds of Austria is open to the western tourist, and in the Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Carinthia and Styria he will find some of the most attractive scenery in Europe. Although Vienna is surrounded by the Russian zone, there is no difficulty in visiting it. In spite of the scars of battle, the splendours of the gothic and baroque churches, the medieval alleyways, and the picturesque suburbs of the lovely old city are almost unchanged." Minor edge wear, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, three tiny stains on fore-edge of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light browning - mainly on spine, edges and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks, a few tiny edge tears and one 1" edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY., Greene, Graham.
7 Greene, Graham. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY.
London Bodley Head 1980 0370303164 / 9780370303161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Harvey, jacket design. 
140 pp, 8" H. The very wealthy Dr. Fischer gives dinner parties for his friends (referred to as the 'Toads' by his daughter), were the guests accept varying levels of humiliation for the sake of the extravagant gifts they receive at the end of the night. He claims to be doing research into the greed of the rich, but his new son-in-law is neither wealthy nor greedy and refuses to join the 'game'. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, small very light water mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mostly at top rear edge, small edge tear archivally taped at top rear edge, small area of creases at bottom rear edge, minor browning on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Hunvald, Henry, compiler. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1972. 
62 pp, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white, red and yellow illustrations. A collection of quotations and proverbs by chess and literary masters on the subject of the game of kings and those who play it. Previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, very light browning to top of book. Dust jacket is price clipped, has four small areas of surface paper loss on front panel, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Weaver, Robert, editor. (Daryl Hine, Austin C. Clarke, Anton Van Dalen, Hayden Carruth, George Jonas, Dave Godfrey, Heinz Fischer, Janice Tyrwhitt, Alfred Purdy, W.L. Morton, Robindra Biswas, John Robert Colombo, Phyllis Grosskurth, Robert Weaver.) THE TAMARACK REVIEW. WINTER 1966. ISSUE NUMBER 38.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
112 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w drawings. Contents: Defunctive Music: A Play for Radio, by Daryl Hine; Give Us This Day; and Forgive Us, by Austin C. Clarke; Twelve Drawings, by Anton Van Dalen; Projection No. One, by Hayden Carruth; Seven Poems , by George Jonas; Letters from Africa, to an American Negro, by Dave Godfrey; Pablo Neruda: Four Authorized Translations, by Heinz Fischer; Clarke Closes In, by Janice Tyrwhitt; Dylan, by Alfred Purdy; A Hopeful Portent, by W.L. Morton; F o u r C a n a d i an Novels, by Robindra Biswas; The 'Recent Unpleasantness', by John Robert Colombo; A Triumph, by Phyllis Grosskurth; Fair Exchange, by Robert Weaver; Letters; Contributors. Poem by A.W. Purdy, 'Arctic Rhododendrons', on rear cov er . I n te ri or - s ma ll crease/bump to top of first few and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear to covers, light wear at top/bottom of spine, small cr eas e at to p e dge of bo th cov ers - tiny tear at front archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, slight darkening to spine, book slightly cocked. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
10 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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