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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FEN COUNTRY.  TWENTY-SIX STORIES., Crispin, Edmund.  (pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery)  Foreword by Philip Larkin.
2 Crispin, Edmund. (pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery) Foreword by Philip Larkin. FEN COUNTRY. TWENTY-SIX STORIES.
London Victor Gollancz 1979 0575027177 / 9780575027176 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
160 pp, 8" H. "Most of (these stories feature Crispin's) don-detective, the brilliant Gervase Fen, and/or his almost equally sharp-witted friend and (unofficial) colleague, Detective Inspector Humbleby of Scotland Yard. And all of the stories are as taut as a highly-strung bow, and score a remarkable series of bull's-eyes. They turn upon a fine assortment of clues - dandelions and deaf-aids, Sunday closing in Wales, a blood-stained cat, a Leonardo drawing. Some clues need some special know- ledge to unravel - of French or German, music or photography - while others are challengingly obvious. There are devices and tricks of extraordinary ingenuity - murder by letter, a circular literary forgery. And cleverest of all, perhaps, there are the many variations on faked alibis and switched victims - the alibied corpse that gives the killer an alibi, or the faked alibi that breaks an alibi. There seems no limit to the intricacy of Edmund Crispin's invention - or to the sheer delight that his puzzles provide." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
3 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY IN THE AIR:  THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony, General Sir.  Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.
4 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony, General Sir. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. THE ARMY IN THE AIR: THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS.
Alan Sutton / Army Air Corps, Stroud, 1994, first edition. 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750906170 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "From military ballooning in the Sudan in the nineteenth century to helicopter assignments in the Gulf in the late twentieth, Arm y aviation has been at the forefront of Britain's military operations. Here, for the first time, the remarkable story of the Army Air Corps is compellingly told....The British Army was first involved in airborne operations as early as the 1 8 8 0 s , w h en it established a Balloon Section in the Corps of Royal Engineers. Subsequently, it was among the first armies in the world to recognize the military implications of the invention of the aeroplane and, following the success of t h e Ai r Ba tt al i on , which replaced the Balloon Section in 1911, a handful of enthusiasts emerged to form the Royal Flying Corps. The Army returned to the air once more with the outbreak of the Second World War, making a unique contribution to gr ou nd op era tio ns th rou gh aerial observation for artillery and by providing glider pilots for British airborne forces. Soldier pilots were retained after the war for target spotting and liaison work, and when helicopters arrived, the Army i nsi ste d o n o pera ting th ose eng age d in the warp and weft of land battle, reviving its own Army Air Corps to this end. 'The Army in the Air' tells the fascinating story of those spirited and skilled individuals who lie behind the distinguis hed hist ory of t he Ar my Ai r Co rps, from the early military balloonists of the Victorian age to the efficient fighting force of today - and tomorrow." Very light cigarette odor, three tiny corner bumps, minor rubbing on botom edge of boards. Du st ja cket has very l ight w rinkl ing a t top/ botto m of spine and flsp-folds, very light rubbing, minor wear at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
5 Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Art of Playing; Art from Wisdom: The Invention of Chess and Backgammon; Polo in Tang China: Sport and Art; The Strong Men of the Sacred Circle. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, tiny dint on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  General editor, John Keegan.
6 Hanson, Victor Davis. General editor, John Keegan. THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE.
Cassell, London, 1999, first edition. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155278102X Profusely illustration in colour and b&w with photograph, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Gre ece, covers a millenium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia u n d e r Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the western world. Throughout, (the author) places the reader in the thick of the battle - transforming the distant figures of survey and atlas to real people who killed a nd d ie d. With wonderfully descriptive illustrations of battle scenes and explanatory maps, this study brings a much needed reality to military scholarship. (He) brings vividly to life the reality of hoplite fighting and the gruelling challe nge of a cul tur e in which battle was an expected and regular part of life. A man's contribution on the battlefield was tremendously important: for his own epitaph Aeschylus wrote of having fought at Marathon, but made no mention at all of havi ng w ritt en the monu me ntal triology, th 'Oresteia'. The list of notable Greeks at war contains name after famous name - philosophers, playwrights, poets, historians - all of whom, at one time or other, had killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Sopho cles, Socr ate s, D emost hen es - each fought in battle armed only with spear and shield. War formed the backdrop of centuries of Greek civilization. The unique practice of Ancient Greek warfare explains how the rise of western civilization and many o f its inst ituti ons we re o riginally an integral part of the conduct of war." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Kenney, Richard. THE INVENTION OF THE ZERO.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1993, Ist edition. 
158 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Poetry. Contents: A Colloquy of Ancient Men; The Invention of the Zero; The Encantadas; Typhoon; Lucifer; Epilog: Read Only Memory. Tiny closed tear at top of page 43/44 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LONG COOL DAY IN HELL., Kersh, Gerald.
8 Kersh, Gerald. A LONG COOL DAY IN HELL.
Heinemann, London, 1965, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Lily Star Clarke is a veritable Little Snowdrop, as innocently sweet as can be. Yet it was she who ran down Louie Cagliaro and broke the story that killed him. And she it is who now sets out to crack the mystery of the reluctant millionaire, E. Vere Reeve. For years this enigmatic figure has lived as a recluse, protected from the Press and public by the most efficient security systems human ingenuity can devise. Nobody knows the secret of his millions; nobody knows anything about his personality or habits. Few have even seen him. Yet Lily Star Clarke has a limpid candour which tempts people to confide in her, and, armed with only this and her own transparent beauty, she takes up the millionaire's fantastic trail. This characteristic and nightmarish Kershian fable has all the snap and tang of his sardonic wit and brilliant invention." Book is slightly cocked, previous owner's name stamp at top of both pastedowns slight dust soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, several tiny edge tears - some with creases, crease at top edge of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS., Lawner, Lynne.
9 Lawner, Lynne. HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810911949 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater - inspiration to Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, Mozart, and Balanchine and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia, with its stock characters, its absurd and witty plots, and its utterly charming personalities, has captivated audiences high and low, from the street fairs where Punch and Judy reigned to the exquisitely refined court of the Sun King. This book traces the history of commedia from its beginnings through many transformations to its rediscovery in the experimental theater of today. The depictions of commedia in the visual arts has a rich history. From Tiepolo and Watteau to Beardsley, Picasso, Hockney, and other modern masters, painters have found great resonance and meaning in the clowns and lovers of commedia. Here the visual and dramatic arts meet, giving birth to styles of art and performance at once clever, hilarious, poignant, tragic, and eternal. Lynne Lawner traces all these threads, unearthing rare texts of commedia plays, discovering myriad version of the ever-fascinating Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine, and Pulcinella, relating the gossip of courts and theaters, and revealing the ways in which these figures and their classic stories - the sly servant, the foolish soldier, the clever maid, the quack doctor - have arisen again and again in art." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
10 Mackenzie, Donald A. CHINA AND JAPAN. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric. A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
12 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DANCE FOR GODS., Mazumdar, Maxim.  Preface by John Gilpin.
13 Mazumdar, Maxim. Preface by John Gilpin. DANCE FOR GODS.
Personal Library, Toronto, 1979. 
60 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "(T)he fourth monodrama written by Maxim Mazumdar, tells the story of a Greek actor/dancer, Herakleon, living at the time of the great tragic playwright, Euripides. The play concerns it self with the relationship between the creator and the interpreter of a work of art. In a series of scenes Herakleon's life unfolds: his early failures as an actor, his development as a dancer, and his deep love for his wife and son, Euri. 'The c h aracter of Herakleon is pure invention,' Mazumdar writes in his introduction. 'For the first time I stepped aside from the rules and demands of the biographical monodrama which I had done for the life and times of Oscar Wilde, Rimbaud, and Dia g hi le v. I wanted to write about an ordinary touring actor-dancer living in Greece at the time of Euripides. And I did not want to be tied to classical exactitude. I wanted to be free to interpret the historical facts. So, Herakleon. A man wh o lov es the simple securities of life: his family, his work. And in the background, Euripides, the giant social conscience of his age....A pair of opposites. But the play's conclusion is optimistic. The creator and the interpreter share the same e nd; the y share the dance for gods'." Small bump to top corner of textblock, faint water marks at top/bottom edges of covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling and browning. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderat e s oili ng, a few small soft creases. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTION OF WAR:  A CRITIQUE OF THE POLITICAL DIRECTION AND HIGH COMMAND IN WAR., McCloughry, E.J. Kingston, Air Vice-Marshal.
14 McCloughry, E.J. Kingston, Air Vice-Marshal. THE DIRECTION OF WAR: A CRITIQUE OF THE POLITICAL DIRECTION AND HIGH COMMAND IN WAR.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1955), Ist edition. 
261 pp, 8vo (8" H). hard cover in dust jacket. "...deals with the development of the High Command of war from the comparative simplicity of a sovereign ruler conducting his own wars of aggression or defence, to the heterogeneity of modern Allied High Commands. It describes the effect of present-day conditions and scientific developments on traditional concepts, notably the more direct and commanding role Political Directors require to take in the conduct of modern war, in the rise of air power and in the new problems created by the invention of greater and infintely more destructive weapons." Previous owner's (a well known Canadian Military Historian) name/date on free front endpaper, and various margin check marks/shortlines with corresponding notes on rear endpapers - all in pencil; small paper clip crease/rust mark at top of free front endpaper and half-title page; minor color fading on top of textblock and at bottom edge of spine, light browning to pages 62/63 due to laid in newspaper clipping, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has browning, tiny chips/tears at top of spine - light to moderate edge wear, paperclip browning on front flap. Good reading copy 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS., Meyer, Susan E.
15 Meyer, Susan E. A TREASURY OF GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1983 0810907828 / 9780810907829 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Lear, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, Ernest H. Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, W.W. Denslow. 
272 pp, 11 1/4" H. 252 illustrations, including 93 plates in full color. "Emphasizing the Victorian age in England and its subsequent tradition in America, this magical survey features now-classic illustrations by Edward Lear, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, Ernest Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and W.W. Denslow. The author brings to this subject a deep understanding of illustration, and explains, for instance, how Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott were identified by their association with the same printer. She describes the fascinating connections between Peter Pan, Arthur Rackham, and Edmund Dulac. American favorites are also presented: how Howard Pyle created a school of American illustration that produced N.C. Wyeth, while W. W. Denslow offered a unique American fairytale in his illustrations for 'The Wizard of Oz'. The lively text examines the context in which these phenomena took place, including the growth of the publishing industry, the changing attitudes toward children during the Victorian era, and the subsequent invention of the the children's picture book." Light fading to top edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
16 Millar, Jay. (Inscribed by author.) (Conwenna Stokes, Alex Cayce, H. Azel, Jame Llar, John Elliott.) THE GHOSTS OF JAY MILLAR. (CONTAINS: BOOK OF LEAVES; B'URD, HEARTRANTS; PERFECTLY ORDINARY DREAMS; SHORT GHOSTS.)
Coach House Books, Toronto, (1998). 
Unpaginated, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY JAY MILLAR ON FREE FRONT ENDPAPER. "Consider this book an anthology of geographical formations that have recently been extracted from the imagination. There might just be something for everyone: Mind, Lo ve, Hate, Botany, Natural History, Tradition, Invention, Memory, Ornithology, Long Poems, Rants, L:A:N:G:U:A:G:E, Travel, DreamsPeech and Other Tidbits. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - very minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and u n c r e a s e d . NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
17 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
18 O'Neill, John. ESSAYING MONTAIGNE: A STUDY OF THE RENAISSANCE INSTITUTION OF WRITING AND READING.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1982). 
244 pp, + 14 pp. catalogue, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...combines wide-ranging Renaissance scholarship with an innovative theory of the bodily practices of reading and writing. He argues that the Essays are to be regarded as an exercise of the lite rary body, funding the joy of reading and writing...Through a careful exploration of the Renaissance concept of literary anxiety and of the classical institution of friendship, the invention of the self-essay is shown to engage the mutu a l c o m p e t e n c e and the freedom of the reader and writer and to stengthen both against the evil of dominant discourse." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling at top of spine. NF/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
19 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT, LAMPS & LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
20 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT, LAMPS & LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1968), Ist ed. 
344 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dustjacket. Ex-library. An excellent book covering the invention and development of lighting devices in the nineteenth century. Covers whale oil, kerosene, gas, early electric, etc. A great reference for the collector. Rebound in library binding with stitching showing in most page gutters. Library markings on endpapers, small light liquid stain and light thumbing on fore-edge of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is complete but has moderate rubbing with color loss, light to moderate wrinkling, light edge wear, several small closed tears, area of surface paper loss on inside surface. Good/Fair 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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