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PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH.  3 VOLUME SET., A Country Clergyman.  (C.G. Perceval.)
1 A Country Clergyman. (C.G. Perceval.) PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH. 3 VOLUME SET.
London / Stony Stratford Joseph Capes / Gossling and Egley / John Sleath 1837 Full-Leather Very Good 
3 volume set, 7 1/4" H - medium brown leather with two black leather title labels/gilt lettering on each spine. Gilt banding on spines, gilt decoration to edges of boards, gilt border to front and rear boards. All textblock edges have a dark red speckled finish. Vol. I is the third edition, printed 1837, 336 pp. Vol. II is the second edition, printed 1838, 323 pp + (1) pp advertising for other works by author. Vol. III is the first edition, printed in 1839, 348 pp. Vol. I has a 1895 gift inscription on the front free endpaper and a 1846 gift inscription on a preliminary page. Vol. II has a very small bump/crease at bottom corner of page 77 to 100. All volumres have a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughout pages and on edges of text blocks, a small slight bump at board corners, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, some light wear to leather, some scattered tiny foxing marks on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
2 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Beardslee, William A.; Cobb, John B.; Lull, David J.; Pregeant, Russel; Weeden, Theodore J.; Woodbridge, Barry A. BIBLICAL PREACHING ON THE DEATH OF JESUS.
Nashville Abingdon Press 1989 0687034469 / 9780687034468 Soft Cover Very Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "By probing the accounts of Jesus' death in the Gospel of Mark and in Paul's letters, (this book) uncovers a vision of divine power and justice that calls us to become partners in God's struggle to overcome suffering and injustice in the world. In the cross, the authors demonstrate, we as Christians are given a symbol of both weakness and defeat and of power and victory. This symbol is a magnificent reminder of the redemption and transformation of lives and situations through Christ's identification with suffering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light front hinge creases, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
4 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
5 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY.  LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY., Boasten, Michelle.
6 Boasten, Michelle. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY. LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY.
FBE Service Network, Akron, Ohio, 2002, 3rd edition. 
172 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1931033013 Contents: Introduction; Did You Choose Obesity or Did Obesity Choose You; God Works in Mysterious Ways....My Own Medical Theory; Drastic - Is This The Easy "Weigh" Out?; Knowledge Overcomes Fear - Your Sur gical Options; Am I A Candidate For Surgery?; Selecting Your Surgeon; Dealing With Your Insurer; Financing Your Surgery; After The Consultation - Dealing With The Old You And Preparing For the New You; The Big Day!; Post-Op Living; Life Aft e r S u r g e r y; Appendix. Interior - light thin liquid splash on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE., Bobrick, Benson.
7 Bobrick, Benson. THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001, first British edition. 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297607723 "(T)races the story across the Protestant-Catholic divide of the sixteenth century as the struggle to complete a vernacular Bible was fought among competeing factions. As ( the author) tells in his enthralling history it was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators and a committee of scholars who in 1604 were brought together to collaborate on what became known as the King James version. Their t r a n s lation - substantially based on the work of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and others - shaped English literature and speech for centuries giving us what have become such commonly used expressions as: 'labour of love', 'a thorn in the fle sh ', ' th e root of all evil', 'the fat of the land', 'the sweat of thy brow', 'to cast pearls before swine' and 'the shadow of death' among a host of others. (This book) shows the profound effect the English Bible had on law and society. By giv ing ev ery li terate person access to the sacred text it helped to foster the spirit of inquiry through reading and reflection. Once individuals were free to interpret the word of God according to the light of their own understanding, they began to q uest ion the authority of their inherited institutions, both religious and secular. This led to the reformation within the Church, the rise of constitutional government in England and ultimately the end of the divine right of kings. In Benson Bobr ick's vie w th e English Civil War was fought in the light (and shadow) of such ideas, culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. 'The Making of the English Bible' is about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity, about the Engli sh lan guage and s ociet y, and about a book that changed the course of human events." Minor indentation on rear board, a few very small bumps (one with tiny tear) at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and fl ap-fold s, one tiny tear a rchivally taped, tiny corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
8 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
9 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Clayton, Jo. DRINKER OF SOULS TRILOGY. 1. DRINKER OF SOULS. 2. BLUE MAGIC. 3. A GATHERING OF STONES. 3 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1986, 2nd/1988, 2nd/1989, 2nd printing). 
335 pp, 333 pp, 368 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. "She was Brann, the Drinker of Souls, from whom all but the very brave and the very foolish fled in fear. Bonded to twin demonic shape-shifters, she roved the land in search of rich life source to feed her demons' need. But Brann too had a need that couldn't be denied, a quest to free her family from the evil king who'd enslaved them - a quest that would lead Brann and her unearthly allies into magical realms ruled by witches and werewolves, lawless lords and murderous villains, and the ever-present ghosts of the restless dead..." Interiors - page 293/294 has two small tears (archivally taped) and light creases to fore-edge margin, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light/moderate edge wear, minor scuffing, spines are flat with faint creases to book 2. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Coates, R.H. (Russ) SERMONS IN SONG. WORDS AND MUSIC BY R.H. COATES. SONG BOOK NUMBER 1.
Songs of Praise, South Bolton, Que, n.d. (c1985). 
24 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: A Smile and a Tear; I Can't See The Wind; I Never Thought I Would Ever Meet God's Son; Land of Eternal Day; One and One Make One (Wedding Song); The Ballad of Corrie ten Boom; The Breaki ng of the Bread; The Gospel of the Three Little Pigs; The Image on a Coin; The Sunday School Bus Song; Three Rusty Nails (And an Old Wooden Cross); Two Feet of Sunshine. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterio r - m i n o r edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Coleman, Jim. A HOOFPRINT ON MY HEART.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1971 0771019947 / 9780771019944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of remarkably individualistic friends, some of whom were 'no better than God intended them to be'. Jim Coleman writes of his off-beat playmates, equine and human, with lively affection." Small Christmas gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edgewear/wrinkling/creasing, several edge tears archivally taped and very small chips, 1" chip at top of rear panel, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
13 Cook, Marguerite. 300 PRIMARY OBJECT LESSONS. SUGGESTIONS FOR THE USE OF OBJECT TEACHINGS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S MEETINGS.
David C. Cook, Elgin, Illinois, (1895). 
223 pp, 16mo. (6 5/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). A collection of 300 short lessons for use in Sunday schools, arranged alphabetically by subjects such as: Birth of Jesus; Blessings; Creation; Deceit; Faith; Giving; Harvest; Idol; Jesus; Money; Obedience; Prayer; Resurrection; Selfishness; Sin; Suffering; Temperance; Willing Workers, etc., etc. Interior - a few pages with small pen notation, slight browning to first and last pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers, small soft corner creases with some migration into pages, spine has wrinkles. Good sound copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR FREEDOM., Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F.  Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop.
14 Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop. FOR FREEDOM.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) 1942 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
60 pp, 7 7/8" H. Wartime poems by Squadron Leader G.L. Creed, R.C.A.F. Contents: For Freedom; Britain Speaks; Call to America; Our Pledge; The Penguin's Prayer; The Little Folk of London; England Expects; To the Bird of the Single Wing; One Year of War; A Great American Speaks; Would You?; Wartime Christmas; A Christmas Greeting; To My Unknown Comrade; The Heroes of Thermopylae; Quislings - and Other Nahzee Birds; Farewell to H.M.C.S. Otter; Somebody's Son; An Easter Message; They Shall Not; Roll Out the Barrel; A Mother's Prayer; While Britain Stands; Welcome to a Good Neighbour; The Unknown Soldier to His Son; Hail and Farewell to Lord Tweedsmuir; What Do You Think of the War?; Ode to Hess; 'V' - for Victory!; Invocation to the Ferry Fleet; This Man - Churchill; Message from Singapore; Two Years of War; Thank God, America!; Brothers in Arms; Christmas Credo - 1941; Democracy's Prayer for 1942; I Knew Her When; Your Hour; The Men In Battle Dress. Minor browning at top of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, a few tiny chips, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing, a few faint foxing marks on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Crumb, R. (Robert Dennis) THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
New York W.W. Norton 2009 0393061027 / 9780393061024 4th Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ R. Crumb. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. "Envisioning the first book of the Bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, retells the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that he would do a takeoff of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated with the Bible's language, 'a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions', that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation assembled primarily from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James Version. Now readers of every persuasion - Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers - can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic and even juicy stories." Profusely illustrated in b&w comic strip fashion at an "adult" level, with an Introduction and Commentary by Crumb. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
16 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND., Dawe, David.
17 Dawe, David. RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Flanker, St. John's, Newfoundland, 2011, first edition. 
244 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781926881041 B&w illustrations. "(D)elves into the history of conflict between our English and Irish ancestors, a controversial topic that has been overlooked, diminished, or completely ignored in many history book s. (The author) retraces the foundation of Newfoundland's religious history and explains how the battle between the English Protestants and the Irish Roman Catholics continued from the old country into the New World. This book will take you back i n time as it highlights heinous crimes such as the murders of Magistrate William Keen, explores the uprising of the United Irish Society, and describes many other violent - and sometimes murderous - acts perpetrated between men and women of this p ro vince in the name of God and religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor corner wear on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Doran, Colleen, written & illus. by. A DISTANT SOIL - IMMIGRANT SONG. A STARBLAZE GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Donning, Norfolk, (Virginia), 1987, Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover. Illustrated in full color throughout. A graphic novel. "The beings who control the stars control the universe - and all our tomorrows in the first volume of Colleen Doran's science fiction fantasy adventure, 'A Distant Soil - Immigrant Song'. These god-like aliens are content to leave the earth in peace until one 15-year-old girl accidentally upsets the balance of their 'perfect' civilization. Then Liana and Jason Scott discover the universe is much smaller than they thought - and more deadly than they ever imagined..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine and pages. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
INANNA:  FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER., Echlin, Kim.
19 Echlin, Kim. INANNA: FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER.
Toronto Groundwood 2003 0888994966 / 9780888994967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Linda Wolfsgruber. 
72 pp, 9 3/4" H. Decorated endpapers, colour illustrations. "Long before the Bible and the Koran, before the myths of the Greeks and Romans were set down, the people of Sumer recorded the stories of their gods and kings on cuneiform tablets. The world's oldest epic poem is the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', the tale of a hero who was part god, part man. But just in the past century a thrilling discovery was made - the four-thousand-year-old stories of his powerful sister, the goddess Inanna. Inanna is a goddess who embodies the quest for growth. Her stories tell how she develops from childish inexperiece and youthful exuberance into maturity and gains the powers to create, to destroy and to name. She is a goddess of spunk and wisdom who outwits and defies the powerful, falls in love with the shepherd Dumuzi and, like Gilgamesh, dares to seek immortality. The people of Sumer associated Inanna with the planet Venus - radiant, changeable and mysterious. They worshipped her with awe and adoration. With the guidance of Sumerian scholars, Kim Echlin has produced a moving, sensitive and knowledgeable translation of the Inanna myths. They describe an ancient goddess who was at once a great warrior, lover, nurturer, seeker of knowledge and giver of power - a figure worthy of admiration by people of any age." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
20 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
 
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