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1 Agay, Denes, compiler. FROM RAGTIME TO ROCK AND ROLL: TWELVE EASY-TO-PLAY PIECES IN "POP" STYLE.
Sam Fox, Neew York, c1959. 
24 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Harmony Rag; "Softshoe" Lullaby; Invitation to the Blues; Harvest Moon Hoe Down; Swingopation (Black Raspberry Jam); Prelude to a Moonlit Night; Nola; Rock-a-billy Jump; Mary and the Boogie Man; Party Hop Boogie; Rockin' Washerwoman; When the Saints Come Marchin' In. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing, tiny tear archivally taped a t t o p o f rear cover, heavy wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, small closed tear at top of rear hinge. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF HYMNS., Barker, Cicely Mary.
2 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF HYMNS.
Blackie, London, 1986, reissue. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0216919576 Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations, color plates. "In this new edition, a few of the original hymns have been replaced by now more popular ones, but the illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker still retain their characteristic charm and innocence. Including such favourite hymns as 'Now the Day is Over' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd'; and complete with music harmony for every hymn, this is an ideal collection for every fa mily." Includes Christmas carols. Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing and soiling, 1' light close line perforation on front panel. Near F i n e / V e r y G ood- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MODERN RIDING TECHNIQUES: HARMONY IN HORSEMANSHIP., Brandl, Selma.
3 Brandl, Selma. MODERN RIDING TECHNIQUES: HARMONY IN HORSEMANSHIP.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1997. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1853108154 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawing, diagrams. "(Explores) the psychology of the horse as a basis for its schooling and also sets valuable guidelin es for the initial and later training for the rider. The section on school movements and (Brandl's) detailed exposition of the rider's aids is exemplary, but even more notable is the author's supporting theme of mental and physical relaxat i o n l e a d i ng to harmony between horse and rider. It adds a further dimension to the riding disciplines and sets this book apart from its contemporaries. Also included are chapters on jumping training, eventing and hunting, as well as a part ic ul ar l y pe rc ep ti ve study of the art of Western horsemanship, in which the author discusses the relationship between the Californian system and the classical European school." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex ter ior - mi no r e dge we ar, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
4 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
5 Card, Orson Scott. HOMECOMING. VOLUME 1. MEMORY OF EARTH. VOLUME 2. THE CALL OF EARTH. VOLUME 3. THE SHIPS OF EARTH. VOLUME 4. EARTHFALL. VOLUME 5. EARTHBORN. 5 VOLUMES.
TOR, New York, (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1996, Ist PB printings). 
332 pp, 330 pp, 362 pp, 370 pp, 430 pp, paperbacks - 5 volumes. Cover art by Keith Parkinson. B&w maps. "High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millenia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet - to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves...But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest..." Interiors - book store stamp at bottom of first page of Volume 2, pages/inside of covers of Volume 1 starting to brown lightly - otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light/moderate edge wear, crease to bottom corner of front cover of Volume 3 and top corner of rear cover of Volume 4, a few other small creases, small bump to bottom of spine of Volume 3, tiny t ear to top of front cover of Volume 4, Volumes 1 & 4 slightly cocked, spines of Volumes 1 & 4 are creased but still legible, other spines are flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY:  A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION., Cornford, F.M.  Foreword by Robert Ackerman.
6 Cornford, F.M. Foreword by Robert Ackerman. FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY: A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691020760 / 9780691020761 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8 7/16" H. "In this exploration of the 'very first utterance of philosophers', F.M. Cornford showed that the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. emerged directly from the religious thoughts of the preceding era in Greece. Combining profound classical scholarship with striking anthropological and sociological insight, Cornford rejected the post-Darwinian rationalist assumption that religion and philosophy are fundamentally different from each other. His book supplies a needed reminder of the intricate connections between critical scientific thought and social and emotional experience. Classicists, historians of religion, students of ancient history, and everyone concerned with the subject of myth will find this lucid and highly original work to be a source of rich insights about the organic nature and continuity of Western thought." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
J.W. MORRICE.  CANADIAN ARTISTS SERIES NO. 8., Dorais, Lucie.  Series editor, Dennis Reid.  (J.W. Morrice.)
7 Dorais, Lucie. Series editor, Dennis Reid. (J.W. Morrice.) J.W. MORRICE. CANADIAN ARTISTS SERIES NO. 8.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1985 0888845251 / 9780888845252 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
89 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color plates. "Canada's finest post-Impressionist painter, James Wilson Morrice freed himself from a stern, Presbyterian upbringing in Montreal and spend most of his adult life in France. He also travelled extensively, and the resulting sketches and paintings of Canada, Italy, northern Africa, and the Caribbean bear witness to Matisse's description of him as a migrant bird in constant flight. Small in size, his exquisite canvases and panels are remarkable for their delicacy and subtle harmony of colour. (This series) discusses the life and works of significant Canadian artists and their contribution to art in Canada. Each book is written by an expert in the field of Canadian art history and comprises, with some exceptions, an essay, illustrations of selected works, a list of principal exhibitions, and a bibliography." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small area of sticker glue residue on rear cover, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WAY TO LIFE:  AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING., Hoff, Benjamin.
8 Hoff, Benjamin. THE WAY TO LIFE: AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING.
Weatherhill, New York, (1981), Ist edition. 
86 pp, oblong 16mo (6 1/4" H x 9 1/8" D), hard cover (blue cloth with silver lettering on spine) in dust jacket. 16 color photographs. "These new and extremely creative versions (of the Tao Te Ching) by Benjamin Hoff, accompanied by an introduction to the basics of Taoist philosophy, bring the words of the sage to life once again. The Tao Te Ching, or Tao Virture Classic, concerns the working of Tao, the way or path to life in harmony with natural laws. The Tao Te Ching cautions us to seek wisdom rather than knowledge: 'Along the way to knowledge, many things are accumulated. Along the way to wisdom, many things are discarded'. In just this manner, Benjamin Hoff has succeeded in dispersing the mysteries surrounding this ancient text and in reducing the Taoist philosophy to a straightforward message, ever intriguing but no longer elusive. Such basic principles of Taoism as the uncarved block, the source, and the wu wei are given lucid definition. And in further accordance with the Taoist belief that words are an insufficient vehicle for conveying the meaning of Tao, sixteen color photographs are juxtaposed to selected passages, reflecting their essential truth..." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW:  ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA., Hussey, Ruth and Goulin, Judith.  Ian D. Macdonald, Elliott G. Heslop, John Newell, Lorelie Mitchell, Kirsten Burling.  Epilogue by James E. Bendell.
9 Hussey, Ruth and Goulin, Judith. Ian D. Macdonald, Elliott G. Heslop, John Newell, Lorelie Mitchell, Kirsten Burling. Epilogue by James E. Bendell. RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW: ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA.
Rattray Marsh Protection Association 1990 0969357303 / 9780969357308 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
210 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps - errata slip glued in on 'Notes' section at rear. "There is a special, wild place in the heart of the City of Mississauga, where rare animals and plants thrive surrounded by development. This book is a complete and living chronicle of the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, its human settlement and natural history. It is a must for those who value such pockets of nature. Yet (it) does more. It is a statement of how we can successfully live in harmony with nature and wild things. It is an open-eyed description of how this area was preserved and how it can be maintained." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases, small slight bump at fore-edge of front cover, small very light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HARMONY OF THE WORLD:  CHINESE POEMS., Lattimore, David, translator.  (Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Liu Tsung-yuan, Su Shih, Tao-chi, Mao Ch'i-ling, Mao Tse-tung, et al.)
10 Lattimore, David, translator. (Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Liu Tsung-yuan, Su Shih, Tao-chi, Mao Ch'i-ling, Mao Tse-tung, et al.) THE HARMONY OF THE WORLD: CHINESE POEMS.
Copper Beech Press, Providence, 1980. 
48 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0914278312 Interior - previous owner's bookplate on first page, previous owner's chop (stamp) on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small soft bump to top/ bottom corner of covers and textblock, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
COMMANDO STRIKE:  THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II., Macksey, Kenneth.
11 Macksey, Kenneth. COMMANDO STRIKE: THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II.
London Leo Cooper 1985 0436270250 / 9780436270253 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(Macksey's) detailed research, in England and in America, into the development of Amphibious Raiding Forces, presents a fascinating and unrevealed insight into the extraordinarily haphazard way in which this form of irregular warfare evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. In the background stand the politicians, who show little consistency of purpose or harmony of intent; nearer the foreground senior officers reveal inter-Service rivalry and no little degree of personal animosity, as much in London as in Washington. Between them, and the brave men to whom this book is a tribute, and whose exploits are retold in their after-action reports, stood innumerable problems which the author examines in detail: inadequate supplies, lack of information about weather, beaches and tides and, most vitally, about the opposition likely to be encountered, which caused many planned raids to be stillborn and many others to end in disaster." Large wrinkle/crease at top corner of front board - board is still sound, very light wrinkling at top/ bottom of spine, remainder dot on bottom of textblock/rear board, minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket has Stoddart as publisher's name, has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, light rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge, soft crease at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
THE HARMONY GUIDE TO ARAN AND FAIR ISLE KNITTING., Mountford, Debra, editor.
12 Mountford, Debra, editor. THE HARMONY GUIDE TO ARAN AND FAIR ISLE KNITTING.
Crown, New York, 1995. 
175 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0517884054 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Richly textured Aran knits and colorful Fair Isle designs are two of the most popular traditional knitting styles. This comprehensive sourcebook provides kn itters with both the inspiration and the know-how to create items to be worn and treasured for years. Discover the origins of these unique knitting traditions, how islanders' livelihoods resulted in designs that are now well recognized the world o v er. This guide features a wide range of Aran cables, bobbles, and twists, among others, as well as Fair Isle patterns - almost 400 stitches. Each stitch entry includes a color illustration of the finished stitch, step-by-step instructions, and a s titch chart. Instructions are straightforward; both beginners and experienced knitters will find them easy to follow. Although these stitches can be combined in countless ways in a variety of patterns, this book includes patterns for timeless c las sics. The Aran knit patterns include a woman's cabled sweaters, his and hers cabled sweaters, as well as hats and mittens for women and children. And a woman's sweater, a man's sweater, and hat and gloves are among the Fair Isle patterns." In teri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing, small crease at corners of front cover, a few small soft creases on covers, book slightly cocked, light waviness to edges of text block. Ve ry Go od 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE:  THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME., Nelson, Peter N.
13 Nelson, Peter N. A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME.
New York BasicCivitas 2009 0465003176 / 9780465003174 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The 369th Infantry Regiment was the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. In a war where the vast majority of black soldiers served in the Service of Supply, unloading ships and building roads and railroads, the men of the 369th trained and fought side by side with the French at the front (America's segregation policy prohibited them from serving together with white American soldiers) and ultimately spent more days in the trenches than any other American unit. They went to war in defense of a country afflicted by segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, and racial violence, but a country they believed in all the same. Despite extraordinary odds, the 369th became one of the most successful - and feared - regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor, and were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine River. A riveting depiction of both social triumph and battlefield heroism." Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 O'Connor, Richard. THE SPIRIT SOLDIERS: A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE BOXER REBELLION.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1973). 
379 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "The first full-scale narrative history of the Boxer Rebellion told from the Chinese point of view, as well as that of the West, (this book) is a graphic re-creation of those few explosive months in 1900 when hundreds of Christian missionaries were killed, thousands of Chinese Christians were slaughtered, and the Foreign Settlement of Tientsin and the diplomatic community of Peking were besieged..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small closed tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Richeler, Mordecai. BROADSIDES: REVIEWS AND OPINIONS.
Markham, Ontario Viking 1990 0670833061 / 9780670833061 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. "From Canada's most outspoken novelist and essayist comes a broadside of outrageous remarks, irreverent wisdom and wickedly accurate criticism. Whether surveying the international literary scene or considering the excesses of pop psychology, Mordecai Richler attacks his diverse subjects with relish and devastating wit. We learn about Richler's opinions on everything from movieland to conspiracy theories, from reincarnation to orgies, and from political wives to male impotence in 14th century France. But there is another side to Richler - a kinder, gentler man who celebrates marriage and friendship, fatherhood and harmony. In a mellow mood, Richler meditates on the joys of reading, the power of fiction, and the great rewards of a profession in writing." Very minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PRINCIPLES OF ORCHESTRATION.  WITH MUSICAL EXAMPLES DRAWN FROM HIS OWN WORKS.  IN TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE., Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay.  Edited by Maximilian Steinberg.  English translation by Edward Agate.
16 Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Edited by Maximilian Steinberg. English translation by Edward Agate. PRINCIPLES OF ORCHESTRATION. WITH MUSICAL EXAMPLES DRAWN FROM HIS OWN WORKS. IN TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE.
Dover, New York, (1964). 
152 pp + 333 pp, + appendix, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. Musical examples. "...a music classic, perhaps the only book on classical orchestration written by a major composer. In it, the composer aims to provide the reader with the fundamen tal principles of modern orchestration from the standpoint of brilliance and imagination, and he devotes considerable space to the study of tonal resonance and orchestral combination. In his course, he demonstrates such things as how to pr o d u c e a g ood-sounding chord of certain tone-quality, uniformly distributed; how to detach a melody from its harmonic setting; correct progression of parts; and other similar problems...Immediately following the text are some 333 pages of musi ca l ex am pl e s d ra wn from...(Rimsky-Korsakov's) works." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE., Sage, Dean.  Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr.  Introduction by Arnold Gingrich.  Notice by DeWitt Sage.
17 Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage. THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
Goshen, Connecticut Angler's and Shooter's Press 1973 Limited Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner. 
(xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine 
Price: 1250.00 USD
 
 
DARK BANQUET:  BLOOD AND THE CURIOUS LIVES OF BLOOD-FEEDING CREATURES., Schutt, Bill.
18 Schutt, Bill. DARK BANQUET: BLOOD AND THE CURIOUS LIVES OF BLOOD-FEEDING CREATURES.
New York Harmony 2088 0307381129 / 9780307381125 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Patricia Wynne. 
325 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings. "(Z)oologist Bill Schutt takes readers on an entertaining voyage into the world of some of nature's strangest creatures - the sanguivores. Using a sharp eye and mordant wit, (he) makes a remarkably persuasive case that vampire bats, leeches, ticks, bed bugs, and other vampires are as deserving of our curiosity as warmer and fuzzier species are - and that many of them are even worthy of conservation. He takes us from rural Trinidad to the jungles of Brazil to learn about some of the most reviled, misunderstood, and marvelously evolved animals on our planet: vampire bats. Schutt also tracks the history of medicinal leech use. Once employed by the tens of millions to drain perceived excesses of blood, today the market for these ancient creatures is booming once again - but for very different reasons. Among the other blood feeders we meet are bed bugs, or 'ninja insects' (and he) also details our dangerous and sometimes deadly encounters with ticks, chiggers, and mites (the latter implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder - currently devastating honey bees worldwide). Then there are the truly wierd - vampire finches. And if you thought piranha were scary, some people believe that the candiru (or willy fish) is the best reason to avoid swimming in the Amazon. Enlightening, alarming, and appealing to our delight in the bizarre, 'Dark Banquet' peers into a part of the natural world to which we are, through our blood, inextricably linked." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS., Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly.
19 Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly. FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS.
Stoddart, Toronto, 1999, first edition. 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773731946 "For millenia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to thrill and amuse o urselves, to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In (this book, the authors) lucidly describe how we have e v olved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the 'global economy' ju gg ernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate PR machines. We learn about how human arrogance - demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth's engine, and our rec kle ss use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops - is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply. But it's not too late to change our course. (The book) shows that we are at a turning point - we can either push ahead on our path to destruction, or we can reshape our place in nature and prosper." Gift inscription in ink on title page, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very G ood+/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Twain, Mark. (Samuel Clemens.) Introduction by Colin Ward. Wood engravings by Harry Brockway. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
Folio Society, London,1997, 3rd printing. 
288 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover in grey-green slipcase. Quarter black cloth, white paper boards with a repeat pattern in black by Brockway; grey-green endpapers."There are 16 wood-engravings printed in the text, one being used on the title-pag e. This was one of the most successful books of the period, with the typography, binding and illustrations in harmony." Slipcase has minor rubbing and a tiny piece of cardboard exposure at one top front corner. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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