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JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
1 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
2 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AND THE SPANISH., Epton, Nina.
3 Epton, Nina. LOVE AND THE SPANISH.
London Cassell 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- B.S. Biro, dust jacket illustration. 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Spain is a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as of gay sinners. This sums up concisely and colourfully - as far as love can ever be summed up - what must be considered as the Spanish attitude to love both in the past and indeed at the present time, for it has changed remarkably little over the centuries, and only now has enlightened thought to some extent begun to free love from strangling conventions and taboos. This country has produced Don Juan the greatest lover of all time, one of the most passionate and violent of all love stories in 'Carmen', the Inquisition with its scenes of extreme punishment and tortured flesh, the charming court-ship rites like the Fiesta de San Antonio, and the tragic genius of Lorca, preoccupied with beauty and death. How is it possible to reconcile the passionate guitar-playing majo with the cold, unyielding figure of the Inquisitor? Miss Epton gives us the answer - no easy achievement, for the Spaniards have never been inclined to communicate personal feelings about love either in their art or in their literature, and this reticence and pride still persists. She has met every type of Spaniard, from intellectuals to prostitutes, from students to doctors, and she has questioned them tactfully but ruthlessly. As a result, she has laid bare the myth of Romantic Spain, revealing the fundamental difference between Galicia, more tolerant of human weakness, and the severer South, which is one of the most striking character-istics of love in Spain." Light fading to top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and very light on flap-folds, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS., France, Anatole.  Translated by Alfred Allinson.
5 France, Anatole. Translated by Alfred Allinson. THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1923 Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
240 pp, 7 1/2" H. With Ryerson Press dust jacket. Portrait of France in decorative green border on front and rear free endpapers. Decorative b&w initial capitals to each essay. Contents: The Garden of Epicurus; On Nunneries; How I Discoursed One Night with an Apparition on the First Origins of the Alphabet; Careers for Women; Miracle; Card Houses; In the Elysian Fields; Aristos and Polyphilos on the Language of Metaphysics; The Priory. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning on endpapers, previous owner's name and date in ink at top of title page, very light wear on bottom edge of boards, small shallow dent on rear board, a tiny foxing mark on fore-edge and on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and very small edge chips, small shallow dent on rear panel, fading to color on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SHILLING SHOCKERS:  STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS., Haining, Peter, editor.  (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.)
6 Haining, Peter, editor. (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.) THE SHILLING SHOCKERS: STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1978. 
183 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575024178 6 b&w illustrations. "The Shilling Shockers came about in the great days of the Gothic novels, at around the turn of the nineteenth century, many of which were enormously long three-d eckers. In those days, before copyright existed, such titles....were plagiarised and abridged by hacks into what were known as 'Bluebooks', paper-covered pamphlets retailing at between 6d and 1s....when the supply of three-decker Gothic no v e l s r a n thin, a good trade was done in Bluebooks comprising original short stories in the macabre field. It is on these short stories that Peter Haining has largely drawn for this collection....The book has a general introduction which expl ai ns t he de ve lo p ment, success and eventual demise of the Bluebooks, and in addition each story is introduced with details of its provenance and other relevant information." Contents: The Vindictive Monk: Or, The Fatal Ring; The Mysterious Nov ice : O r, C onv ent of t he Grey Penitents; Captive of the Banditti: A Terrific Tale Concluded; The Spectre Mother: Or, the Haunted Tower; The Life and Horrid Adventures of the Celebrated Dr Faustus; The Old Tower of Frankenstein; The Bride o f th e Is les: A Ta le F ound ed o n t he Popular Legend of the Vampire; The Lunatic and His Turkey: A Tale of Witchcraft; The Severed Arm, Or, The Wehr-wolf of Limousin; Five Hundred Years Hence!; Bibliography. Faint cigarette odor, very light br ownin g to edges of te xtblo ck, t iny b ump at tbottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top of fl ap-fo lds. Very Goo d/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Marciano, John Bemelmans. BEMELMANS: THE LIFE & ART OF MADELINE'S CREATOR.
New York Viking 1999 067088460X / 9780670884605 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Ludwig Bemelmans. 
152 pp, 10 1/2" H x 10 1/4" D. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs and reproductions of Bememelmans' work in colour and b&w. "Although Ludwig Bemelmans is best known for his Madeline books, his creative life extended far beyond the 'old house in Paris'. He was a novelist and nonfiction writer, as well as a regular contributor to 'The New Yorker', 'Vogue', 'Holiday', and 'Town & Country'. He also painted murals in the bar at the Carlyle Hotel that still bears his name. Throughout his life he was a celebrated bon vivant who experienced a rich variety of places, personalities, and professions. He even worked as a screenwriter for MGM, and planned to collaborate on a book with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Late in his life Bemelmans decided to pursue his lifelong desire to paint with oils. The stunning results of his efforts are showcased here in two painting sections - one featuring his Paris paintings, the other pictures of Manhattan and its environs from his exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Bemelmans' fascinating life story is told through letters, photographs, illustrations, paintings, sketches, and excerpts from both his published writings and his private journal, selected by his grandson, (the author), who has also written a running text to guide the reader through Bemelmans' own words and pictures. The narrative celebrates the high times, but also sheds light on some of the bleaker periods of Bemelemans' life and how these events influenced him and his art. The final part of the book explores his creative process while working on the Madeline sequels. This elegantly designed and lavishly illustrated book showcases Bemelmans' art and writing and illuminates the relationship between the man and his work." Light wear on bottom edge of book. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS., Page, F.C.G., Brigadier.  Foreword by Elizabeth Longford.
8 Page, F.C.G., Brigadier. Foreword by Elizabeth Longford. FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1986, first edition. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0233979603 B&w illustrations. "Although the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns (1808-15) have been well documented by the great military historians, biographers and diarists of the period, many general readers are unaware that it was the custom of each regiment to be accompanied by a number of wives when it left England to go to war. Now Brigadier Page has unearthed a wealth of fascinating detail a b o u t t h ese dedicated women, who made a contribution to morale, and hence to victory, that has never before been fully acknowledged. In an elegant and lively style, he describes the selection process whereby wives drew 'To-Go' of 'Not-to-Go' t ic ke ts o u t of a hat, their life on the troopships and their semi-official role as cooks and washerwomen to the invading army. He also recounts the experiences of the large entourage of Spanish, Portuguese and French women who shared the suffe rin g a nd dan ge rs en dured by their English admirers until the fighting was over, and were very often abandoned when the troops returned home. Many of the women were faithful, courageous and hardworking, others flighty and lacking in discipline , bu t th ey all cop ed with incredible harship in order to keep their families together and to bring some light and comfort into the brutal lives of the fighting soldiers. (This book weaves) authentic historical detail in accounts of individual h erois m, tr age dy a nd c ome dy, a ll of which are tremendously engaging and very well told. Culled from diaries and memoirs of the men who fought in Wellington's campaigns, and enhanced by contemporary illustrations, these stories make a genuine contri bution to schol arshi p an d prov ide a lasting tribute to the women who followed the drum." Dust jacket has been price clipped, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor rubbing, wrinkle in laminate on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Power, Eileen. Introduced by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. MEDIEVAL PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Fine 
253 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Bound in blocked and printed parchment with gilt lettering on spine, dark blue endpapers. Plain dark blue slipcase. Beautifully illustrated with color reproductions from illuminated manuscripts, photographs. Investigates the lives of six medieval people. Contents: The Precursors; The Peasant Bodo (Life on a Country Estate in the Time of Charlemagne); Marco Polo (A Venetian Traveller of the Thirteenth Century); Madame Eglentyne (Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life); The Menagier's Wife (A Paris Housewife in the Fourteenth Century); Thomas Betson (A Merchant of the Staple in the Fifteenth Century); Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall (An Essex Clothier in the Days of Henry VII); Notes and Sources. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small slight bump at top of one front side edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME I & VOLUME II), Shah, Natubhai.  Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi.
10 Shah, Natubhai. Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi. JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME I & VOLUME II)
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2004. 
330 pp + 322 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 8120819381 B&w illustrations. Volume I Contents: Introduction; History; Teachings of Mahavira; The Jain Community; Popular Jainism; Jainism in the Modern World; Cur rent Trends and Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Volume II Contents: Introduction; Sacred Literature; The Jain View of the Universe; Jain Philosophy; Jain Logic; Science and Jainism; Jain Heritage; The World's Spirit u a l Q u e st; Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some faint indentation lines on panels. Very G oo d/ Ve r y Go od - 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
11 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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