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1 (Asoka). Nika, N.A. and McKeon, Richard, edited and translated by. THE EDICTS OF ASOKA.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1978 (Midway Reprint). 
69 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0226586111 "Asoka, the remarkable India ruler of third century B.C., who not only renounced the warlike policies of his early career but actually made a public proclamation of his errors, left a record of his teaching s which he hoped would endure forever. It was inscribed on stone, not as a monument to himself but as a record of moral law. 'The Edicts of Asoka"...form part of a large body of literature, drawn from all cultures, which seeks power not in d o m i n a t ion of men or accumulation of possessions but in conquest of self, in understanding of others, and in contemplation of truths within the scope of reason and goods within the scope of action." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (sta mp ) on f ir st p age, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of scuffing on front cover at hinge, soft crease at top edge of front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 802015069 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
218 pp, 10" H. "This study examines the conflict between the Europeans and the Indians precipitated by the arrival of the French in the New World. The Indians were necessarily affected by the fur trade and the religious and social development of New France, and the meeting of contrary cultures resulted in most cases in the obliteration of that of the Indian. However, a fusion of Indian and European elements sometimes occurred, resulting in the birth of a 'Canadian' culture. First published in 1937, this volume is a reprinting of the original text with the addition of an index and a chapter appraising some of the leading developments of the past few years." Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Reappraisals; The Aboriginal Population; Occasional Contact on the Gulf Coast; Acadia at the Turn of the Century; The Eastern Algonkians and the Balance of Power; The Displacement of Materials; Drunkeness and Regulation; Disease and Treatment; Political Modification, Social Disintegration; The Effect of Contact on the French; Religion; Art, Pictography, and Music; Mythology; Bibliography; Notes; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel 
Price: 25.00 USD
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
3 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Britton, Helen E. THE WINDS OF FORTUNE.
Hamilton Primavera Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast, (Belfast, 1999). 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077351757X "...argues that Catholics and Protestants shared very similar views of Christian womanhood. Both lauded the influence of the virtuous Christian woman, used the same female r ole models from the Bible, and saw the home as the locus of the construction of female piety. Yet each group castigated the other for having antifemale values. Protestants developed the slovenly, drunken 'Biddy' as a stereotype of Catholic women and Catholics portrayed Protestant devotional and family life as cold and arid. Observers of present-day Northern Ireland will find these historical contrasts of immediate relevance." Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene; "The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray" - The Cult of Domesticity in Ulster Religious Literature; The Virgin Mary: Model of Christian Female Spirituality; Women of the Bible and Early Church: Mortal Sinners and Model Saints; "A Future of Blessing and Service": The Moral Education of Ulster Girls; "The Wind in Women's Wings": Defining Roles for Women in Ulster Protestant Churches; "The Cursed Cup Hath Cast Her Down": Images of Women in Ulster Temperance Literature; "She Hath Done Wha t She Could": The Gende red Construction of Female Piety in Ulster Protestant Women's Missionary Literature; Conclusion. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
6 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
7 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
8 Drummond, Walter. (pseud. of Robert Silverberg.) (Marquis de Sade.) PHILOSOPHER OF EVIL: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE.
Evanston, Illinois Regency 1962 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
158 pp, 7" H. "Man or monster? What drove this Eighteenth Century nobleman to pen the works that made the name De Sade forever infamous? His life was a sorry record of imprisonment for the terrible deeds he perpetrated. But what of his books? Revolutionist, gaolbird, sentenced to die - reprieved, imprisoned again - and yet, also a Chief Justice finally deposed by the French Revolution because he was 'too humane' - what was he trying to say to the world? Was he, in embracing all Evil, hopefully testing the power and validity of Good? In this brand new biographical analysis of the Marquis De Sade and his works, here is the answer!" Interior - pages browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, small sticker pull on white area of front cover, a few light foxing marks to spine, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1994, later printing. 
396 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550135236 B&w photos, map. "...conveys the terrible experience of trench warfare and explains why it so radically altered the psychology of Europe..." - New York Times. Interior - a few pages with very small corner crease, ink notation on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor bump at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
Macmillan, New York, (1967), 2nd printing. 
328 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "One day in 1955, Time magazine reported that a 'homosexual underworld' had long operated in the staid, solid city of Boise, capital of Idaho...Ten years later, Gerassi finally had the chance to go to Boise and find out (what a town does when such a scandal erupts). He discovered that, indeed, there had been a homosexual underworld, that scores of teen-agers had been involved, that the whole population of Boise had been deeply affected, and that the panic it generated revealed Boisian's mores, psychoses, and attitudes. As Gerassi probed deeper and deeper, he also found that the true causes of the scandal involved politics and economics as much as personal idiosyncrasies and personal ambitions..." 3/4" x 2" light stain/rub in margin of page 139 - from manufacturing process. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
11 Gilbert, Dan, LL.D. THE A-B-C OF THE ISMS.
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, n.d., 2nd edition. 
78 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The A B C of the Isms; A Drive for Birth Control; Modern 'Satan Worship'; Modernistic Atheism; The Menace of 'Educational Totalitarianism'; Beyond the Campaign for Sex Education. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and part of covers, two small very light stains and small soft corner crease on front cover, tiny tear at top of spine - repaired. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
Peter Martin, Toronto, 1975, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887781195 "The locales in 'North by 2000' are....familiar. Joe Schulz, declared unalterably 'dead' through an error of the Continental Computer, wanders in increasing bafflement throu gh the streets of Lambeth, Ontario, his ID card everywhere useless. Jason Berkley, arrested in Toronto, finds himself trapped in a 'school' in Alberta where he will begin a long and ingeniously-engineered rehabilitation programme. Benjami n S c r o o p , Spiritual Adivsor and technological wizard, is send to the far-northern mining community of Tundra City. University Television Central probes the prairie provinces of Old Canada to find the source of the mysterious 'voice' which h as be en s ab ot ag in g its Shakespeare lectures with a series of devastating questions...." Light browning to pages, small date stamp on eachof the rear endpapers, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint sm all sta in and ti ny pin pr ick on rear board, bump and tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing, moderate rubbing on panels, tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, creases at top edge o f re a r pa nel , ti ny l igh t st ain on front panel at fore-edge, minor browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 034024299X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the ful l truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable e x t e n t b ased on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory ord er s at t he po litical and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrop he lo ome d e ver nea rer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little shi ps' ; a nd h e ha s re s earc hed a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on free fro nt en d pap er, r em ainde r mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1960 4th Impression Hard Cover Good+ 
215 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), dark blue boards with gold lettering on spine - no dust jacket. Contents: The Deva Initiate; Suspense; The Blow Falls; "The Sound of a Voice That is Still"; Krishnamurti - A Problem; "A Pioneer of the New Morality"; David Anrias - Astrologer and Occultist; The Telegram; A Master's House; The Master Discourses; The Truth About Krishnamurti; J.M.H. on Many Subjects; The Future of the British Race; A Soul in Darkness; Master Koot Hoomi's Messenger; Two Himalayan Masters. Interior - previous owners names on front endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, light soiling/discoloration on boards, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to gold lettering on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
15 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
16 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND., Macdonald, George.
17 Macdonald, George. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1909 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
352 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine, gilt lettering and black illustration on front board, top edge brown. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The North Wind is not pleased when a little boy, Diamond, tries to block the holes that let her into his hayloft bedroom - so they come to an agreement that sees her take him on adventures during the night. An allegorical tale of good & evil, poverty, ethics, life & death. Very small gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light toning in margins of pages, very small crease at top edge of page leaf 119/120, light fading to spine colour, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spne, light browning on edges of text block - darker on top, scattered very light insect damage to edges of text block, two minor corner bumps, light loss of colour at fore-edge of rear board, two small liquid stains on front board, light soiling on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 1966. 
73 pp, 8" H, soft cover. "This book contains the texts of eight half-hour radio talks first broadcast during March, April, and May of 1966 in 'Ideas', a program series arranged for the CBC Department of Public Affairs by Phyllis Webb and William Yo ung. The talks were produced by Peter Herrndorf. Contents: The Nature of Literary Criticism; The Forms of Literary Criticism; Criticism and The Writer; Criticism and The Work; Literature and The Work; Criticism and Morality; Criticism an d S o c i e t y ; The Function of Criticism at the Present Time. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear, minor browning, small closed tear at bottom of rear cover - archivally taped . Ve ry G oo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
20 Moir, John S., editor. Introduction by John Webster Grant. THE CROSS IN CANADA: VIGNETTES OF THE CHURCHES ACROSS FOUR CENTURIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
247 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This anthology of vignettes illustrating the part played by all branches of the Christian church in Canadian development offers glimpses into church life - from Jacques Cartier's planting the cross in the Gaspe to the remarkable Christian pavilion at Expo '67. Here are such different personalities as Jeanne Mance, founder of Canada's first hospital; Brother Andre, the modern miracle worker of Montreal and Norman MacLeod, the hero-tyrant of his own congregation in Cape Breton. Here, too, are brief pictures of the churches' many-sided service to Canada - a Presbyterian long communion, a Methodist camp meeting, the horrible deaths of Jesuit missionaries and the gallantry of a padre on the beach at Dieppe. We meet men and women whose names are known to every Canadian, and others whose lives of service were passed in obscurity. Drama, sorrow, humour and inspiration are found in this tribute to the cross in Canada." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning at top/bottom edges - also on spine and flap-folds; one small edge tear (taped); some tape on top/bottom inside edges, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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