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1 Bagnold, Enid. "NATIONAL VELVET".
New York William Morrow Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Laurian Jones. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(Velvet Brown's) passion in life was horses. And so, when she won a notorious and unwanted piebald in a village lottery, (she) began to dream. And, since the breathless imagination of youth sees no obstacles as insuperable, Velvet's thoughts turned to the greatest race in the world - the Grand National. The Piebald (was) part carthorse, part Arab. Because he preferred sociable village life to lonely fields, he learned to jump fences. When Velvet took him on, he looked like a newly painted rocking horse. When he appeared at Aintree, the crowd looked at him and hooted. Enid Bagnold's clear, pungent style gives this joyous and captivating tale a rare flavor. It is rich with the comedy of life and character and poignant in its realization of the eager, indomitable trust of youth." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears, two soft creases at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bierstadt, Edward Hale. SATAN WAS A MAN. POPULAR LIBRARY EAGLE BOOK 16.
Popular Library, Toronto, 1954. 
144 pp, mass market paperback. "This is the chilling story of a man who lived for evil. Carroll Lindsey inhabited a nightmare world of monstrous secrets and forbidden desires. Lucile, a pretty waitress; Anne, a pick-up from the park; his own diss olute mother - Carroll used them all to satisfy his strange lusts. Until one woman drove him too far - and nightmare dread became cold, brutal reality." Interior - light browning to pages, very small identation at fore-edge of approx. las t 2 0 p a g e s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor rubbing, a few soft small creases on covers, small indentation at fore-edge of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRIVATE WORDS:  LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Blythe, Ronald, ed.
6 Blythe, Ronald, ed. PRIVATE WORDS: LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Viking, London, 1991, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670832049 "The Second World War was, among other things, a great 'reading and writing' war. There was a passion for books of all kinds, and also a remarkable outpouring of personal w riting in the form of letters and diaries. The latter were actually forbidden in the services because they might fall into enemy hands, but this did not prevent them from being kept in startling quantities. The young especially, whether on t h e H o m e Front or fighting abroad, became extraordinary self-examiners and communicators, finding all kinds of outlets for what was happening to them in the shape of private records and correspondence. It was a time when people lived for let t er s, a n d wh en , since much of the war was spent in boredom by the average participant, reading became the perfect escape. The existence of a vast archive of Second World War personal literary expression has been well-known to historians, but i t h as not o ft en bee n used to reveal the significance of the 'reading and writing' culture of this period. Ronald Blythe has a deep understanding of those days and in this collection of letters and journals has revealed much of their heart a nd soul . Half of th e b ook is made up of the wartime writing of his friends; the other half has been drawn from the Department of Documents at the Imperial War Museum. This book is a personal statement that makes eloquent shifts from pain, desp air and de ath t o ab surd ity, lau ghter and bravery. It is a traveller's tale and a stay-at-home's tale. It is politically hopeful and romantic, and also down to earth. Read together, these confessions and descriptions from and to a Britain of nea rly h alf a cen tury ago c reate an a stonishing impact. We see a world holding itself together by language, by words, and with skill and determination. The 'tone' of those days is often quite unbearably caught, with force and eloquence. (T hey c reate) a m ultiple auto biogra phy of a uni que kind." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WEAPONS FREE.  THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT., Boswell, Richard.  Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere.
7 Boswell, Richard. Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere. WEAPONS FREE. THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT.
Crecy, (Manchester, 1998). 
216 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. "In September 1990 Richard Boswell was a newly qualified helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy, fresh out of flight school and flying one of the most potent fighting helicopters in the world - the Westland Lynx. The world was at his feet in every sense. Then, on the day he and his girlfriend decided to buy a house together, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. With less than 24 hours notice, Richard Boswell was onboard HMS Manchester and en-route to the Gulf and impending war. Once in the Gulf, HMS Manchester prepared for the seaborne invasion that most thought was inevitalbe. Boswell saw action against Iraqi forces, protecting Allied ships and sinking a number of Iraqi gunboats. After the liberation of Kuwait, he flew extensively around the devastated country, when his duties included a spell as pilot for Sir Peter de la Billiere. But his story does not end there. After returning to the UK , Boswell became an instructor and also indulged his passion for flying home-built aircraft, a passion that led to the accident that nearly killed him and ended his days as a Navy pilot. The portrayal of the battle to rebuilt his shattered life is every bit as graphic as his wartime experiences in the Gulf." Minor wrinkling at top of spine - very light at bottom. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG., Bradley, Alan.
8 Bradley, Alan. THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG.
Doubleday Canada 2010 0385665849 / 9780385665841 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders finds herself untangling two deaths - separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads. Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing, and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes for vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luce's crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop's Lacey's deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting one? What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there's a German pilot obsessed with the Bronte sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson's assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve - without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor waviness at top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 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
 
 
TEN DANCERS:  ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD.  (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.), Brubach, Holly.  Photographs by Pierre Petitjean.
10 Brubach, Holly. Photographs by Pierre Petitjean. TEN DANCERS: ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD. (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.)
Seaver / William Morrow, New York, 1982, first edition. 
(213) pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688012167 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Here are Patricia McBride and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet; Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova, Alexander Godunov, Cynth ia Gregory, Fernando Bujones, and Martine Van Hamel of the American Ballet Theatre; and Patrick Dupond and Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opera Ballet. You will see them behind the scenes and in pictures that record the fleeting moments of g r e a t p e rformance which dancers must perpetually re-create. Their biographies, based on personal interviews....display the individuality of each of them, which is as striking as the passion they share for their difficult art. By juxtaposin g t he p ub li c a nd private sides of these stars of contemporary ballet, 'Ten Dancers' doubly illuminates the art. After seeing Pierre Petitjean's photographs, no one can watch these or even other dancers without a sharply heightened sense of w hat th ey bri ng to ea ch dazzling appearance on the stage." Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and bottom of rear panel, minor edge wear, one tiny tear with crease, minor rubbing, mi nor bro wnin g a t to p o f f laps . Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Chantraine, Pol. Translated by David Lobdell. THE LIVING ICE: THE STORY OF THE SEALS AND MEN WHO HUNT THEM IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...the real story of the seal herds, the Acadian and Newfoundland fishermen who have hunted them for generations, and the forces that threaten to destroy both the seals and their hunters. With a passion rare in contemporary writing, author and occasional sealer Pol Chantraine defends the hunting of seals as it is conducted by the people of the tiny Magdalen Islands...Interwoven with the controversy of the seal hunt is the fascinating account of life in the Gulf area - from the migrations of marine life to the tragic history of the original Acadians..." Tiny bumps to bottom edge of rear board, very small bump to bottom of textblock between approx. pages 90-14 0, tiny bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very tiny chips at top of spine and rear flap-fold, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald.  Photographs by Jan Baldwin.
12 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
Viking / Penguin, London, 1991, first edition. 
239 pp, 10" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670841420 B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table a t Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significan c e f or the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illus tr at i on s are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate , o nio ns an d wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooki ng." Li ght rem ainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
13 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
14 Featherstone, Donald. FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988. 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071539262X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The whole wonderful world of wargaming is vividly brought to life in this ultim ate of books by the doyen of the subject's authors. Full of passion, inspiration, practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are enterta i n i n g a n d practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes....Details, new methods, and general stimulation come across in a variety of enterprising ways. All the obvious ingredients are here (and) ea ch p er io d a nd b attle is described as a significant example of the art of warfare and development of tactics through the ages..." Subjects covered include: Eben Emael 10 May 1940; Tanks in the Western Desert 1940-42; Wargaming the Thirty Yea rs War ; C omm an do Rai ds; The Chariots of the Ancients; Wellington in the Peninsular 1808-1814; The Macedonian Phalanx; The Incomparable English Archer; The War of the American Revolution 1775-83; etc. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very min or edge wri nkli ng, mi nor rubb ing, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY., Fielding, William J.
15 Fielding, William J. THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY.
New York Blue Ribbon 1931 5th Printing Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The Caveman and the Modern - Our Dual Nature; The Caveman's Background - Our Primitive Personality; The Caveman's Veneer - Our Cultural Personality; The Caveman Unmasked - Reveling in Dreams; The Caveman's Diversions; The Caveman's Tricks; The Caveman's Passion; The Caveman Fretting; The Caveman Sick; The Caveman's Religious Heritage; The Caveman Rebels; The Caveman's Halted Development; The Caveman Breaks Loose; The Caveman Disowned; The Caveman and the Genius; The Caveman Split Off; The Caveman Partly Dissociated; The Caveman Conciliated. Light browning to pages and endpapers, darkening to top edge of text block, very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dampness marks on half of the rear board and also a small light stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PYRATES., Fraser, George MacDonald.
16 Fraser, George MacDonald. THE PYRATES.
London Collins 1983 0002227878 / 9780002227872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good A.E. Barbosa, jacket art. 
413 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers and decorated title page by Stephen Johnson and Raymond Benson. "They were a desperate crew: Bilbo, the buccaneer swordsman in Raffish Finery and ill-fitting boots; Black Sheba, the gorgeous deadly Queen o' the Coast Brotherhood, with her diamante rapier and Gucci accessories; Firebeard, the roaring monster of the blazing whiskers; Happy Dan Pew, eccentric French filibuster (alias Trevor O'Grady) - to say nothing of the redoubtable Calico Jack, Goliath the wooden-legged dwarf, voluptuous Anne Bonney, Akbar the Damned o' the Barbary Coast, and shiploads of cutlass-waving extras. You don't believe it? But then you've probably never heard of the amazing quest of the fabulous Madagascar Crown, undertaken by the dashing Captain Long Ben Avery, the greatest super-hero of all time, or his fraught courtship of the Admiral's lovely daughter, Lady Vanity (and her fearful perils at the hands of Pitiless Captors), or of the rascally handsome rakehell Colonel Blood, or the fiendish Don Lardo Baluna, or the rhumba-smitten Princess of the Sun in her lost jungle city, or Solomon Shafto the castaway landscape gardener or sweet star-crossed Donnal Meliflua, or - in fact, you know very little about Romantick Historie at all. Fortunately, 'The Pyrates' can set things right. For 'tis all here, look 'ee, just as you always hoped it might be - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and rakish villains, lovely ladies in distress and plunging necklines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion - all to the accompaniement of ringing steel - ." Light toning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine, top of front flap and fold, bottom of rear flap; minor rubbing, small line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Frost, C. Sydney, Colonel. ONCE A PATRICIA. (MEMOIRS OF A JUNIOR INFANTRY OFFICER IN WORLD WAR II)
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, [1988]. 
564 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "...a gripping personal account about the Second World War. From The Royal Military College, Wartime Training Centres, through Sicily and Italy with the Eighth Army, and finally to Holland, Sydney Frost brings together a fascinating and absorbing story. He tells it exactly 'as it was' and we see what it all meant - at the time - to this gallant young officer. With sensitivity and percepton he records the gamut of emotions through courage to sorrow to triumph that became the reality of a fighting soldier's life. And through it all runs the consuming passion for his Regiment (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) - his home." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Fine/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
YEAR OF THE HYENAS:  A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT., Geagley, Brad.
18 Geagley, Brad. YEAR OF THE HYENAS: A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074325080X The author's first novel. "From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, am bition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In (this book), Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating a s t h e d i stant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detecive half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior t ow a rd s th e g re at, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an ins ign ifi ca nt mu rde r of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to...." A few tiny marks on free rear endpaper, minor wrinkling as t to p/bo tto m o f s pine , min or edge soiling. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Gill, M. Lakshmi. DURING RAIN, I PLANT CHRYSANTHEMUMS.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1966), Ist edition. 
26 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "In her poems, Lakshmi Gill expresses the contrasting conditons of the human spirit: fire, frigidity, chaos and wonder. At times the temper is passion; then again, exhaustion. Her subjects are seen in shifting perspectives: not even the traditional absolutes remain static..." Light wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling/rubbing/soiling, two small closed wears to top of rear panel. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
20 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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