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1 "Gilcraft". SEA PIE.
London George Philip & Son Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 7 7/16" H. Green paper covers with lettering and wave pattern in red and Scout crest in yellow on front cover, red lettering/illustration on rear cover. Colour and b&w illustrations. No date, but post card advising of a meeting for Patrol Leaders and Seconds, postmarked 1937, is laid in at front. Contents: Flags of the Empire; Flags of Foreign Countries; Types of Bridges; Types of Fires; Leaves of Wood that Burns Well; Knots, Bends and Hitches; Stars of the Northern Heavens; How to Find the North Star; The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet; The Braille System; Morse Signalling; Semaphore Signalling; Signal Code Flags; Numeral Pennants; Signals for Pilots; Examples of Hoists; A Glossary of Nautical Terms, etc.; How to Distinguish Ships at Sea (silhouettes); Admiralty Charts; The Plimsoll Line; Finding the Depth of the Sea; To Take Soundings; What Lights on Ships Mean; Tides, and Time at Sea; Storm Signals, etc.; Signals of Distress; Buoys and their Meanings; Shipping Companies' Flags & Funnels; Greyhounds of the Sea 1492-1934; Who's Who Among Seabirds; A Typical Light-house; Sea Pie (recipe). Interior - staples are rusty, some center pages have some light creases, previous owner's name/place stamps and small pen notation on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very light edge wear, three corners with small soft creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.  Photography by Kit Latham.
2 Adamson, Jeremy. Photography by Kit Latham. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
Rizzoli, New York, (1993). 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0847816702 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefiel d Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for t h e M o d e rn Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. Very Good +/ Ve r y Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIANISMS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES., Avis, Walter S., Editor-In-chief.  Charles Crate, Patrick Drysdale, Douglas Leechman, Matthew H. Scargill.
3 Avis, Walter S., Editor-In-chief. Charles Crate, Patrick Drysdale, Douglas Leechman, Matthew H. Scargill. A DICTIONARY OF CANADIANISMS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES.
Toronto W.J. Gage 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
927 pp, 9 13/16" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, maroon endpapers. Clear dustwrapper, maroon slipcase with gold lettering/crest on front panel. A small number of b&w drawings. "The purpose of (this book) is to provide a historical record of words and expressions characteristic of the various spheres of Canadian life during the almost four centuries that English has been used in Canada. The dictionary is intended to provide the meaning, or meanings, of such terms and, where relevant, their pronunciation, etymology, and scope - both in time and space; moreover, through dated quotations, an extensive cross-referencing system, illustrative drawings, and explanatory notes relating to usage, disputed origins and other contentious matters, the editors have sought to create an informative, entertaining, and valuable reference work. Finally, the dictionary should demonstrate that a substantial vocabulary relating to both today and yesterday has been developed by Canadians in pursuing their many activities throughout their vast and varied homeland." from the Introduction. Very light browning at top/bottom edge of spine. Clear dust jacket has one small and one medium chip at top edge, one tiny edge tear, light rubbing, light red color transferred to flaps from endpapers. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 37.50 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
 
 
DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS., Colin, Didier.
5 Colin, Didier. DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS.
London Hachette Illustrated 2000 1844300250 / 9781844300259 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
592 pp, 9 11/16" H. Pictorial endpapers, colour illustrations. "(A)n alphabetic classification of over 400 entries which explains the visual and orthographic references that underpin so much of our cultural heritage. History, etymology, the science of numbers, Zodiac signs, the background to the plants, animals, magic and gods which are a shorthand to wider references in every day life. (This book) is invaluable in researching the meanings in art literature and classic texts as well as for understanding and interpreting dreams and the customs of our lives." Dust jacket has very miner edge wear, a few very faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANINGS OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:  A HANDBOOK., Griswold, Jerry.
6 Griswold, Jerry. THE MEANINGS OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A HANDBOOK.
Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 2004. 
258 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1551115638 Colour plates. "Using Beaumont's classic story as a touchstone, this work shows how 'Beauty and the Beast' takes on different meanings as it is analyzed by psychologists, illustrated in picture book s, adapted to the screen, and rewritten by contemporary writers. (The book) provides expert commentary on the tale and on representative critical approaches and contemporary adaptations. (It) includes a variety of original source material s a n d t w e nty-three colour illustrations. 'The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast' is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi n or e dg e w ea r, minor rubbing, small area of delamination at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A MYSTICAL KEY TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE., Hoffstein, Robert M.
7 Hoffstein, Robert M. A MYSTICAL KEY TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1992). 
187 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "The English alphabet was originally intended as a means of instruction in the sacred 'word' of God. Robert Hoffstein explains that words are not arbitrarily chosen but constructed on ageless principles, an awareness of which allows us to communicate with more understanding and potency. Through his analysis of the vowels and consonants, the author demonstrates the meanings hidden in the basic sounds of English words. Pointing out that many English words are related to words and sounds from diverse places and peoples, Hoffstein argues that languages may be connected cross-culturally on the level of the collective unconscious. He shows how even the most ordinary words have within them keys that can be deciphered for a better understanding of our language and our lives. With an unusual blend of humor and insight, Hoffstein analyzes the true nature of the language we use, so that its deeper significance as an earthly agent of divine purpose is not lost." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very small shallow dent on front cover, very small surface paper loss at top/bottom of rear hinge, very small closed tear at top of rear hinge, tiny bump at bottom of spine, minor wear at top of spine. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES., Lower, Mark Antony.
8 Lower, Mark Antony. A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES.
Ware Wordsworth 1988 1853269166 / 9781853269165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
443 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The origins of words are always a fascination, and the origins of our own names can tell us a great deal of our family history. But the twists and turns of dialect and other influences often obscure the meanings, and a good eye and ear, and a wide knowledge of places, crafts, professions and languages, are needed to unravel many family names. A sense of humour helps, too, and here Mark Antony Lower takes his place in the tradition of observers of linguistic drift and foible such as Dr. Johnson, H.W. Fowler, Eric Partridge and Ernest Gowers. The book is full of fascinating anecdote and detail, and the introductory chapters cover American nomenclature, Scots, Irish and Welsh, and tables of statistical distribution. As for Mr. Lower's engaging style and unstuffy approach, one need only look at his entry for surnames beginning with the letter 'X', where he admits to following the example of a Northern naturalist 'who introduced into his work a chapter entitled 'Concerning Owls in Iceland', the chapter itself consisted of the words, 'There are no Owls in Iceland'. Mark Antony Lower's 'Dictionary of Surnames' is a book of endless delight, full of both scholarship and surprises." Light browning to pages, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two 3" creases at top of front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
9 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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