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LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
1 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
2 Boswell, Hazel. LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Hazel Boswell. 
120 pp, 8" H. Colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; The Feast of St. John the Baptist; The White Owl; The Weeping Rock; Felix the Obstinate; Old Desanges; The Lighthouse of Ste. Julie; Josephine's Promise; The Man Who Shot the Cross; The Little Bear; The Trip to Paris; Notes. Small McClelland and Stewart stamp mark on free front endpaper, some light toning on free endpapers from dust jacket flaps, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, three edge tears with creases archivally taped, wear, most edge wear has been dyed green to match dust jacket colour - has bled through to inside surface, light surface rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
3 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN., Carrick, Valery.  Translated by Nevill Forbes.
4 Carrick, Valery. Translated by Nevill Forbes. PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Valery Carrick. 
119 pp, oblong (5 3/8" H x 7 1/4" D). Charming b&w drawings by the author. No date, but circa 1920. Contents: The Gold Egg; The Little House; The Cock, the Cat, and the Fox; The Fox and the Pot; The Crane and the Heron; Snowflake; The Bun; The Lame Duck; Mr. Samson Cat; The Dog and the Wolf; The Crow and the Lobster. Tiny piece of old tape on front free endpaper, two small areas of light browning on front pastedown, a few very small areas of discoloration on rear board, light rubbing and a small area of foxing on front board, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
5 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
6 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
7 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Duane, O.B. AFRICAN MYTHS & LEGENDS.
Brockhampton, (London, 1998). 
128 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color with reproductions of paintings and etchings. "Populated by spirits and demons, sorcerers and tricksters, warriors and gods, animals and reptiles, African mythology is hugely divers e, yet innately accessible and realistic. The African continent hosts over one thousand languages and with each comes a unique twist to the extraordinary tales which characterize the fabric of their mythological tapestry...(this book) i s a d a z z l i n g collection of the most enthralling of these tales...a powerful tribute to the sagacity and the extraordinary originality of Africa, whose unique interpretation of life and the world around us has such timeless appeal." Very mi n or ed ge we ar t o du st jacket. This is a new, unread book - bright and clean. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
9 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
10 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA., Fowke, Edith.
11 Fowke, Edith. LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1994 0888544103 / 9780888544100 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition. (This) is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends, of British and French origin, illustrated with artifacts from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Of historical legends Fowke writes, 'They are more apt to be linked to a particular place or situation, and therefore reflect a country's history and culture more than other folktales'. Although native legends are often regarded as a separate study, they sometimes share motifs with non-native lore: Tecumseh, like King Arthur and Charlemagne, is a figure who in legend will one day return to lead his people. (This book) combines historical chronicle and artifact to bring to life a vanished past and the voices of those who told the tales." A few very tiny scuffs on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Fowke, Edith. LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1994 0888544103 / 9780888544100 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition. (This) is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends, of British and French origin, illustrated with artifacts from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Of historical legends Fowke writes, 'They are more apt to be linked to a particular place or situation, and therefore reflect a country's history and culture more than other folktales'. Although native legends are often regarded as a separate study, they sometimes share motifs with non-native lore: Tecumseh, like King Arthur and Charlemagne, is a figure who in legend will one day return to lead his people. (This book) combines historical chronicle and artifact to bring to life a vanished past and the voices of those who told the tales." Small bump to top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF FAIRIES., Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by.  (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.)
13 Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by. (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.) THE BOOK OF FAIRIES.
HarperCollins 2000 0688108814 / 9780688108816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. "In stories, songs, and poems, fairies have lived tantalizingly close to human folk for centuries. Unpredictable and elusive, they've brought luck and done harm, while people have longed for a glimpse of their magical world. In his illustrations for this rich and varied collection, Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, create a fabled world that belongs to the fairies." Contents: 'Lock-out Time' by J.M. Barrie; 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti; 'The Flower-Babies' by M. Wallace-Dunlop and M. Rivett-Carnac; 'Fairer-than-a-Fairy' by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force; 'The Goodwife's Midnight Labors' retold by Elizabeth Grierson; 'The Brownie o' Ferne-Den' retold by Virginia Haviland; 'The Fairies' by William Allingham; More about Fairies; Notes. Very small bump to three corners, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small shallow dents on rear panel and one on the front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Horak, Jiri and Carruth, Jane. Translated by Alice Denesova. FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM BOHEMIA.
London Hamlyn 1973 0601071387 / 9780601071388 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jiri Trnka. 
186 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark plum cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, full-page colour illustrations and smaller b&w drawings by Jiri Trnka. "No book of fairy tales is complete without its magic spells, enchanted princesses and deeds of daring. But in this collection of tales from Bohemia the familiar strains of fantasy are mixed with unusual touches of the humorous and the bizarre. In these stories you will meet the old childless couple who are given a hedgehog for a son; the magic whistle which can summon birds, animals and fish; the fiddle whose music is so spellbinding that whoever hears it must dance; and a white goose which turns into a beautiful girl. You will read of the twelve brothers' adventures when they find a magic castle and meet the twelve enchanted princesses; the dog Toby who tricks the wolf, and the clever cobbler who manages to outwit the devil. There is the story of the prince who finds a greyhound and a magic pouch, and the story of a blacksmith who works hard for a strange reward. These traditional favorites of Czech and Moravian storytellers have been virtually unknown until now in this country, and their translation and retelling are done with skill and charm." Small crease/bump to bottom corner of pages 21 to 32, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is prive-clipped, has a few tiny dents on front panel, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, several edge tears with creases, area of laminate loss at top corner of front panel at flap-fold, jacket protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
TWELVE IRON SANDALS AND OTHER CZECHOSLOVAK TALES., Horejs, Vit.
15 Horejs, Vit. TWELVE IRON SANDALS AND OTHER CZECHOSLOVAK TALES.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Prentice-Hall 1985 0139341595 / 9780139341595 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jim Spanfeller. 
79pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Here is an exciting and unusual collection of tales from Czechoslovakia, retold with great style and verve by a master storyteller. Beloved traditional figures of fairy tales - a peasant girl who outwits a king, a young prince whose quest for a golden firebird is aided by a magical vixen - give these tales universal appeal, while colorful details highlight their unmistakably Czech origin. Wry humor and unexpected twists provide a unique flavor in this highly original collection. Beautiful and intricately detailed drawings make this a volume to be treasured and pored over again and again." Contents: Twelve Iron Sandals; The Fisherman's Clever Daughter; The Wheelmaker's Son; How the Pig and the Bear Went into Business; The Twelve Months; The Firebird; Krakonos. Light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, large corner crease on rear flap, three small edge tears taped on inside surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Hughes, Ted. CROW: FROM THE LIFE AND SONGS OF THE CROW.
Faber and Faber, London, (1970), Ist edition. 
80 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Dust jacket illus. by Leonard Baskin. "Ted Hughes has been working for several years at this brilliant sequence of poems in which the crow is the central, unifying symbol. It contains the passages of verse from abou t the first two-thirds of what was to have been an epic folk-tale, and the subject was originally suggested by Leonard Baskin, the American engraver, with the idea of making a composite book of texts and engravings, to be printed on his G e h e n n a P r e s s. The result is one of the most original, and remarkable, poetic achievements of our time." Faint browning to endpapers, ghost of erased penciled name/place/date on ffep, light foxing to edges of textblock. Dust jacket ha s l ig ht e dg ew ea r /w ri nk li ng, a few tiny tears/chips, moderately browned, with some areas of light soiling. Scan available on request. VG/G+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF GIOVANNI FIDELI:  AN ITALIAN FOLKTALE., Kirkland, Jessica.
17 Kirkland, Jessica. THE STORY OF GIOVANNI FIDELI: AN ITALIAN FOLKTALE.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Alberto Longoni. 
Unpaginated (approx. 48 pp.), 8 3/8" H. Many full-page colour illustrations. "Giovanni Fideli was a young Italian who actually spent himself rich - in a very roundabout way that somehow managed to include pirates and a captive princess and a sultan. His father had sent him out into the world to learn how to make money. But he always ended up 'squandering' his capital on good deeds. Just when all sems lost, the good deeds start to pay off and Giovanni ends up with - well, all sorts of good things you'll find out about by reading the book." Two pages with small area of glue residue and light color loss in gutter, small bump at top/bottom of spine and at top corner of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small chip at top of front flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss (sticker pull) on front panel, minor edge browning, one or two edge tears - some with creases, illustration colors are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
18 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
19 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Laurence, Margaret, collected by. Introduction by Donez Xiqes. A TREE FOR POVERTY: SOMALI POETRY AND PROSE.
ECW/McMaster University Library Press, (Hamilton, 1993), reprint. 
145 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "Originally published in a small edition in 1954, 'A Tree for Poverty' was Margaret Laurence's first published book. This renowned collection of translations of Somali poems and stories is based on Laurence's in-depth inve stigation of the oral tradition of Somali literature." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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