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1 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
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
2 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
3 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1970 0770000436 / 9780770000431 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
306 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), purple cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of Green Gables on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". "(C)onsists of stories of Avonlea and the surrounding district - Grafton, Spencervale, Carmody, White Sands, and the beautiful countryside, with which readers of the earlier Anne books are already familiar." Contents: The Hurrying of Ludovic; Old Lady Lloyd; Each in His Own Tongue; Little Joscelyn; The Winning of Lucinda; Old Man Shaw's Girl; Aunt Olivia's Beau; The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's; Pa Sloane's Purchase; The Courting of Prissy Strong; The Miracle at Carmody; The End of a Quarrel. Light edge wear, light wrinkling and minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wear/creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small edge tear, some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
4 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. A few pages with light crease at top corner, small tear at top of inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge chip and a few tiny edge chips/tears, light rubbing/soiling, some light staining on inside of front hinge and top of spine, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
5 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "L.M. Montgomery / Birthplace / Clifton, New London / P.E.I." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, two small dog-ear creases, small faint liquid mark on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips, a few scuff lines on spine, colors are bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
EDWARD BURRA: TWENTIETH-CENTURY EYE, Stevenson, Jane
6 Stevenson, Jane EDWARD BURRA: TWENTIETH-CENTURY EYE
London Jonathan Cape 2007 0224078755 / 9780224078757 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
496 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "The first full-scale biography of one of Britain's most important twentieth-century painters. Edward Burra never followed fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixites, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body. At the same time he was a man with a rich and full life. He was a letter-writer of genius, writing every afternoon to a wide circle of friends. His letters are camp, witty, full of the energy and delight in life which he could not express physically. Inventive, entertaining, and extraordinarily original, his writing expresses a man who combined profound personal loyalty with distaste for any kind of emotional grandstanding." Very small bump to top corner of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small shallow bump on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, small shallow bump on rear panel. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 


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