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1 Groom, Arthur. Illustrated by Violet M. Williams. MY PICTURE BOOK OF PRAYERS NO. 2.
Dean, London, 1959. 
Unpaginated, 10 5/16" H, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout. A collection of prayers for children. Small air bubbles under rear pastedown, small bumps at corners of boards, wear and small bump at to p/bottom of spine, small tear at bottom of front hinge, very light rubbing on glossy boards. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME V, NUMBER 3.  SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL., Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita.
3 Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita. ASIAN ART. VOLUME V, NUMBER 3. SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 019507534X / 9780195075342 Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Respecting Material Spirit; Dressing the Body of God: South Indian Bronze Sculpture in Its Temple Setting; Map of India; Bastar Brasses; A Dialogue with Serpents: A Snake Ritual of Kerala. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STUDIES IN JAINISM.  3 VOLUME SET.  PRIMER / READER 1 / READER 2., Jain, Duli Chandra, editor.
4 Jain, Duli Chandra, editor. STUDIES IN JAINISM. 3 VOLUME SET. PRIMER / READER 1 / READER 2.
Jain Study Circle, Flushing, New York, 1997. 
58 pp, 90 pp, 164 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft covers - 3 volume set. ISBN 0962610518; 096261050X; 0962610526. Soft bump to bottom of spine of Primer and top corner of Primer 1, bump to bottom corner of Reader 2, tiny bump at top/bottom of spines. Very G ood 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE., Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F.  "Woodbine Willie".  Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne.
5 Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F. "Woodbine Willie". Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne. ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.
Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition. 
99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems by a padre who served with the 46th and 24th Infantry Divisions of the B.E.F. during World War I. He earned th e nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes along with his prayers for wounded and dying soldiers in France. Includes: The Sorrow of God; Prayer Before an Attack; Christmas; A Scrap of Paper; A Mother Un d e r s t a n d s ; English Land in France; His Mate; What are We Fighting for?, etc. Samll greeting inscription on preliminary page, book cracked at pages 86/87 and 38/39 - pages holding firmly, very small erased pencil check mark on page 98, spin e sl ig ht ly t wi st ed , darkening and foxing on top of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, damp mark at fore-edge of front board, light soiling. Good+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
6 Mackenzie, Ross. BRIEF POINTS: AN ALMANAC FOR PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN. SECOND EDITION.
Naval Institute Prerss, Annapolis, Maryland, 1996, second edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1557505845 B&w photographs. "Provides a wealth of information about the Academy, with useful references to the Navy and Annapolis; Helps families and friends share in the midshipman experience; Answers qu estions most frequently asked by newcomers and outsiders; Includes a glossary of Academy acronyms, terms, and slang." Interior - small area of waviness due to dampness at top corner of approx. page 170 to end of book, otherwise clean and t i g h t w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear/curl at bottom corner of covers, very light rubbing, a few tiny sticker removal marks on front cover, minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRESENTATION OF STANDARDS TO THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, COLONEL-IN-CHIEF.  HORSE GUARDS, WHITEHALL, 6th JUNE, 1963., N/A
7 N/A PRESENTATION OF STANDARDS TO THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, COLONEL-IN-CHIEF. HORSE GUARDS, WHITEHALL, 6th JUNE, 1963.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1963. 
Unpaginated (8 pp,), 8 5/8" H, stapled in card covers. 2 pages colour illustrations. The programme of a ceremony presenting standards to The Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards (The Blues). Interior - very light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers, tiny crease at top corners, minor rubbing/soiling. Very good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 N/A PROGRAMME FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 1944. TEACHER'S MANUAL.
Ministry of Education, Ontario, 1944. 
39 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Religious Education in the School - The Purpose of Religious Teaching; The Religious Atmosphere of the School; The Nature of the Course in Religious Education; The Religious Exercises; Study of the Scriptures and Related Activities; Religious Education in the Kindergarten; Primary Grades (Grade I-III); Grades IV-VI; Grades VII-VIII. Memory Work, Choral Reading, and the Speaking of Scripture - Kindergarten and Primary Grades; G r a d e s I V -VIII. The Single Teacher School. Regulations. Outline of Topics. Suggested Selections for Memory Work, Choral Reading and Verse Speaking. Approved Prayers for Use in Schools. Interior - pages browning, small soft crease at t o p co rn er o f p ag es , otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top corner of covers, scattered tiny soiling marks on front cover, minor edge wear and minor rubbing. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH:  A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS., Radin, Paul.  Foreword by Mark van Doren.  (Jasper Blowsnake.)
9 Radin, Paul. Foreword by Mark van Doren. (Jasper Blowsnake.) THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH: A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691019169 / 9780691019161 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
345 pp, 9" H. "In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the now vanished Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces. The rite imparted not only knowledge about life, death, and rebirth within the community, but also insights into our potential, as human beings, of living with genuine dignity on this earth. (This book) offers an authentic rendering of these prayers and ceremonial procedures and guides readers in appreciating their rich symbolism. This text, recorded in 1908 through an interpreter, is the recollection of Jasper Blowsnake, a former medicine man hesitant to commit the once mortal sin of repeating the Medicine Rite. In the introduction Radin describes the events surrounding Blowsnake's recitation and sets the rite within its historical context. We learn that Winnebago medicine men attempted to find in the rite a refuge place for their tribe members, disoriented by their obsession with war and threatened with annihilation." Inside - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY., Schmitt, Jean-Claude.  Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
10 Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY.
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226738884 / 9780226738888 Soft Cover Very Good 
290 pp, 9" H. "(E)xamines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture." Interior - soft crease at top corner of pages 80 to 140, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE: 100 YEARS OF PUCKS AND PRAYERS., Shea, Kevin.  With Larry Colle and Paul Patskou.  Foreword by Senator Frank Mahovlich.
11 Shea, Kevin. With Larry Colle and Paul Patskou. Foreword by Senator Frank Mahovlich. ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE: 100 YEARS OF PUCKS AND PRAYERS.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2008, first edition. 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551683482 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(O)ne school stands above all others as the single most important contributor to developing hockey players for the NHL, and that is St. Mic hael's College (Toronto). Since initiating its hockey program, 184 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. - St. Michael's has won a plethora of team awards. The Senior squad was OHA Senior Champion of 1909 and won the Allan C u p as national champions in 1910. The St. Michael's Majors won the Memorial Cup as the top Junior team in Canada in 1934, 1945, 1947 and 1961, were five-time Eastern Canadian champions and won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHA junior champs on s ix o cc asions. The Majors also won the Metro Junior Hockey League championship in 1962 and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, having returned to Junior action after an extended hiatus, took the Emms Trophy as Central Division champions in 2002 a nd 20 04. M eantime, the St. Michael's Buzzers have won the Sutherland cup six times as the best Junior 'B' team in Ontario and since moving to Provincial Junior 'A', have won the Frank L. Buckland Trophy as OPJHL champions in 2005 and 2006. Man y o utst andi ng h ockey personalities have passed through the doors of St. Michael's College, but fourteen have earned induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Bobby Bauer, Gerry Cheevers, Dick Duff, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Ted Lindsay, Fr ank Mahov lich, Reg Noble, Joe Primeau and Frank Rankin in the Player category, and Father David Bauer, Murray Costello and Jim Gregory in the Builder category. And while the school has every reason to be proud of its extraordinary hockey legacy, the real r eason to bo ast is that more than 6,000 students who made hockey part of their school experience left having learned the importance of leadership, discipline and staying true to strong values." Fine/Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM READERS., Sister M. Marguerite.
12 Sister M. Marguerite. THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM READERS.
Toronto Ginn and Company New edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket - (as issued) Alcy Kendrick, Corinne Malvern, and Ralph Shepherd. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s (ink date of 1957 on front free endpaper), this is the second reader of the Faith and Freedom series, extending the pupil's vocabulary by 229 words. Join the children as they visit the farm, go to church and school, play games, listen to stories, celebrate Christmas, etc. Charming color illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, stores, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! School stamp and small light stains/soiling on endpapers on all endpapers, two numbers in ink on free front endpaper, large crease on free rear endpaper, light browning/foxing/soiling on edges of text block, moderate edge wear, light to moderate rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 Various. THE PARISH QUESTION BOX. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA SPIRITUAL ADVANCE, 1947.
G.B.R.E., Toronto, 1947, 4th printing. 
115 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Introductory; The Anglican Communion; The Structure and Work of Our Church; Dominion-Wide Church Groups in the Church of England; The Bible of the Church; The Belief of a Churchman; The Pra yers of a Churchman; The Services of the Church; The Sacred Ministry of the Church; The Parish Church; The Differences between Anglicans and Roman Catholics; How We Differ from the Other Reformed Churches; Some Strange Sects Around Us Toda y ; Q u e s t i o ns Posed by the Unbeliever; A Hymn of the Church of England; An Anglican Glossary. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear a nd c r ea se a t to p of front cover, very light small church stamp mark on front cover, light browning, small corner crease on rear cover, three faint water marks on spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAYERS.  (PRAYER & MEDITATIONS)  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS., Washington, Peter, editor.  (C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, John Henry Newman, Robert Herrick, Soren Kierkegaard, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sir Walter Ralegh, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Simone Weil, William Langland, St. Francis of Assisi, et al.
14 Washington, Peter, editor. (C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, John Henry Newman, Robert Herrick, Soren Kierkegaard, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sir Walter Ralegh, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Simone Weil, William Langland, St. Francis of Assisi, et al. PRAYERS. (PRAYER & MEDITATIONS) EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1995 0679444661 / 9780679444664 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
255 pp, 6 1/2" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. This volume of prayers and meditations is divided into seven sections following the Canonical Hours of the Christian Church: Matins, Prime, Tierce, Sext, Nones, Vespers and Compline. Each section gathers together poems and prose according to the theme and mood, suiting the hours of the day." Index of First Lines. Although predominantly Christian, prayers and meditations from other faiths are included. Very minor curl at one corner. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
15 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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