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UP IN THE TREE., Atwood, Margaret.
1 Atwood, Margaret. UP IN THE TREE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771008244 / 9780771008245 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Margaret Atwood. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. Purple endpapers, red/brown/blue drawings and hand-lettered text by Margaret Atwood. Two young children enjoy playing in a tree, until it rains and a two beavers eat their ladder - but a friendly bird rescues them and all is well in the end. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Bagnold, Enid. "NATIONAL VELVET".
New York William Morrow Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Laurian Jones. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(Velvet Brown's) passion in life was horses. And so, when she won a notorious and unwanted piebald in a village lottery, (she) began to dream. And, since the breathless imagination of youth sees no obstacles as insuperable, Velvet's thoughts turned to the greatest race in the world - the Grand National. The Piebald (was) part carthorse, part Arab. Because he preferred sociable village life to lonely fields, he learned to jump fences. When Velvet took him on, he looked like a newly painted rocking horse. When he appeared at Aintree, the crowd looked at him and hooted. Enid Bagnold's clear, pungent style gives this joyous and captivating tale a rare flavor. It is rich with the comedy of life and character and poignant in its realization of the eager, indomitable trust of youth." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears, two soft creases at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Bassett, John M. THE COURIERS FOR GENERAL BROCK.
Thomas Allen & Son, Toronto, (1967). 
128 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by Leslie Callan. "In the sprinf of 1812, General Isaac Brock found himself with an almost impossible task, the defence of Canada against the power of the United States. The Couriers tells of the daring a nd imagination that General Brock used as he faced this threat. With only a handful of regular troops, local militia units and loyal Indians he moved from victory to victory. The campaign of 1812 is seen through the eyes of two young b o y s , J e r r y B utton and his Indian friend, Louis the Shawnee. The two boys journey to the North West carrying vital messages, return to witness the fall of Detroit and the victory of Queenston Heights." Dust jacket has light edgewear/rub bi ng , li gh t s oi li ng . VG +/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RUNES OF ELFLAND., Berk, Ari.  Foreword by Brian Froud.
4 Berk, Ari. Foreword by Brian Froud. THE RUNES OF ELFLAND.
New York Harry N. Abrams 2003 0810946122 / 9780810946125 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Brian Froud. Rune artifacts by Jason Hancox. 
112 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. "The ancient and mystical runes of Celtic and European origin provide a rich source of inspiration for faery authority and fantasy artist Brian Froud's evocative paintings, which interpret these potent symbols through the prism of Elfland - the world of faeries and myth. In the hands of the exceptional folklorist and poet Ari Berki, the secret meanings of these runes are teased out and the power they offer us is made manifest. In the pages of this book a single symbol provides the visual key to a host of mythic stories, lands and adventures. Each of the twenty-four paintings is accompanied by its own poetic Charm, an invocation that unlocks the gate to the deeper meanings of the rune. Each rune has its Telling, a story of a place or of an individual that brings the imagery to life. Finally, each rune has its Gift, the interpretation of images, elements, and ideas that connects these imaginative journeys to our everyday life and experience. Sprinkled throughout are runic messages, with the alphabetic key to the runes at the end of the book, ready to assist in translation. By using the runes and Froud's paintings as tools to explore both the 'seen' world and the 'unseen' world, (this book) will inspire readers to re-imagine their own lives and tell their own tales. Both storybook and oracle, (it) provides a wellspring of personal insight for the Froud fan and the Faery aficionado." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
5 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of approx first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
6 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
THE PUDDLEMAN., Briggs, Raymond.
7 Briggs, Raymond. THE PUDDLEMAN.
Jonathan Cape, London, 2004, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 151/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224070096 Profusely illustrated in colour. " 'The Puddleman' is the story of the touching relationship between Tom and his grandfather (called 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead). One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar for a walk to see the puddles that are named after members of the family. Tom's grandfather tries to tell him that they won't be there because it hasn't rained for ages, and when they arrri ve, there are indeed no puddles. Tom insists that it is just because they haven't been put in yet. When Mrs Whitbobblehat turns up with her dog, Robson, Tom takes the opportunity to escape the silly, grown-up convesation about gardens cry i n g o u t f or rain and wanders off down the path. Before too long, he comes across just the person he needs....Magical, beguiling and utterly in tune with the richness of a child's imagination, 'The Puddleman' is classic Briggs." Dust jacket ha s sm a ll a re a s of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
8 Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower. CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS.
Ottawa Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 1981 0919996205 / 9780919996205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs showing the caribou and their environment through the seasons, colour maps. "(T)o most people's view, the country of the caribou is all barren land: harsh, unproductive, devoid of beauty. One of the purposes of these pages is to show that nothing could be further from the truth. The northern wilderness is barren only to those lacking in perception and imagination. But if we should let the great herds vanish from the barren-lands, they will indeed become what the name implies, and we will have lost a part of the majesty and mystery of life." Dust jacket has two small edge tears archivally taped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Carle, Eric. (Leonard S. Marcus; Ann Beneduce; Dr. Viktor Christen; Takeshi Matsumoto.) THE ART OF ERIC CARLE.
New York Philomel 1996 039922937X / 9780399229374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Carle. 
125 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. (His) life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes: more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books; artwork from his student days; a moving autobiographical account of his life, with photographs; anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator of the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo; (the text of) an insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress; a photographic essay on how he creates his collages; a full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books." Tiny dent on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, yellowing on flaps and at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
10 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ANTEROS QUARTET.  1. THE FAR KINGDOMS.  2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE.  3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT.  4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS.  (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES).  4 VOLUME SET., Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris.
11 Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris. ANTEROS QUARTET. 1. THE FAR KINGDOMS. 2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE. 3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT. 4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS. (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES). 4 VOLUME SET.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Keith Parkinson (1&2) and Gnemo (3&4). 
Four volume set, 6 7/8" H. 1. The Far Kingdoms - 439 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0345380568 - "a place of bright sunlight and magic, where wine and song were always sweet, every purse was fat with gold, and every heart at ease. (It was) said to lie in the distant east, across the straits of the Narrow Sea, beyond the benighted Pepper Coast, in uncharted territory. Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he meet Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried on him proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables." 2. The Warrior's Tale - 471 pp, 1995 3rd printing, ISBN 0345387341 - Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious family of traders, wizards, and adventurers. But Rali cared little for magic, and even less for journeying. She was a soldier, captain of the elite Maranon Guard, staunch defenders of the magestic city of Orissa. But her family legacy was about to catch up with her. For the Guard's latest mission was sheer suicide: a sea-going odyssey in search of an evil master wizard - the last Archon of Lycanth - who had fled with an secret doomsday spell that could destroy all of civilization. It would be Rali's greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea to the fire reefs that marked the end of the world - and beyond, to places unmarked even in legend." 3. Kingdoms of the Night - 436 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0345387325 - "Ever since Amalric Antero returned from the legendary Far Kingdoms, bringing with him magic and riches, the people of Orissa believed they lived in a golden age. Even Amalric did not suspect the truth: that dark forces from another world threatened his beloved city. Then a beautiful stranger arrived claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Janos Greycloak, master-wizard and betrayer of Amalric's youth. And Amalric learned that the idyllic lands he had thought were the Far Kingdoms were not - and that the real Far Kingdoms, The Kingdoms of the Night, were all that stood between civilization and unimaginably evil powers from another world. But now the strength of the Kingdoms was flagging. Only someone with a stout heart and a legacy of magic flowing through his veins - someone like Amalric Antero - could hope to unravel the secrets of the Old Ones and lock the door between realities once and for all. And so Amalric set out, with little more than his wits and the magic of another Greycloak, to find the Kingdoms of the Night." 4. The Warrior Returns - 440 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345413121 - "All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity - until a goddess needed her for one last quest. Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros has been assassinated - save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to seize little Emilie, as well. She never counted on the return of Rali Antero - ." Interiors - vol. 4 has a bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - vol. 1 has a 1/2" scuff at top of front hinge, vol. 1 has a small date stamp on bottom of text block, vol. 2 has a few faint creases on the spine and a light spine lean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Coleman, Satis N. Illustrated by Vana Earle. DANCING TIME: MUSIC FOR RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.
John Day, New York, 1952, Ist edition. 
32 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Vana Earle. "...Mrs Coleman...has composed music that is easy for a person of limited experience to play, and with rhythms that are definite and appealing to children. All of the piec es, except three, are musical dramatizations, and the children will be free to act them out in any way the title and music suggest. Two of them call for unified action, and one is for listening only, to induce relaxation - which is fully a s i m p o r t a nt as vigorous rhythmic activity. The music is suited to kindergarten and first, second, and third grades, and it has also been successful with nursery-school children..." Songs include: High-Stepping Ponies; Santa Claus' Reind ee r; El ep ha nt W al k; Rabbits; Tiptoe Music, etc. Light browning to pages, two tiny tears to top edge of pages 17-22 with connecting crease, otherwise interior is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Minor edgewear to dark blu e b oar d s, lig ht fin ger ma rki ng to edges. Dust jacket is worn but basically complete, price clipped, with small chips, large tears, rubbing, scuffing, soiling - but all text and pictures are complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. Sca n av ai lab le o n r eque st. G+/ Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
13 Colum, Padraic. Illustrations by Jay Van Everen. STORY TELLING NEW & OLD.
Macmillan, New York, 1961. 
23 pp, 6 1/4" H, hard cover (patterned paper-covered boards with pastedown title block on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. This essay on storytelling to children first appeared in 'The Fountain of Youth' in 1927. "It is reissued on the occasion of the presentation of The Regina Medal of The Catholic Library Association to Padraic Colum, April 3, 1961." Slight fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark on front board. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Cooper, Alan W. Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin. Cover painting by Maurice V. Gardner. THE MEN WHO BREACHED THE DAMS: 617 SQUADRON 'THE DAMBUSTERS'.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1993. 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853103969 B&w photographs. "Alan Cooper writes about an operation which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world - the attack on the German dams in May 1943. This forms a deeply-res earched history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World War carried out by the famous 617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson. This account includes the whole lead up to the final mission; the development of the bouncing bomb, the f o r m i ng of 617 Squadron and the intense course of training carried out to make the operation a success. The raid itself is viewed from both British and German camps; many of the aircrew who took part in 617 operations give their accounts, as d o se ve ra l Germans, including Albert Speer, the Armaments Minister. All in all, the book recreates the excitement and aura of danger and uncertainty which surrounded the dam busters' mission, giving the reader the full story of one of the great es t epi sod es of the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, tiny crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.  Photographs by Melba Levick.
15 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. Photographs by Melba Levick. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
Chronicle, San Francisco, 2008, first printing. 
176 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 9780811853163 "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzlin g rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Do o r s & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors an d Gl a ss; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean an d t ig ht wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
16 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
18 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
 
 
19 Dean, Pamela C. Cover art by Dawn Wilson (1) and Dean Morrissey (2 & 3). SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY. 1. THE SECRET COUNTRY. 2. THE HIDDEN LAND. 3. THE WHIM OF THE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1985, 2nd/1986, Ist/1989, Ist printing). 
293 pp, 202 pp, 328 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Land of Unicorns was just an imaginary place...They'd made it up one day while enacting a fantasy role-playing game, and filled it with sorcerous creatures, enchanted swords, and dragon kings. Then they found the sword under the hedge, and the Secret Country became all too real. The magic was real, the swords drew real blood, and the Dragon King was their sworn enemy..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
20 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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