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TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS:  THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH., Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors.  Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton.
1 Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors. Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton. TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH.
Etobicoke, Ontario Renforth Historical Committee 1990 0969423802 / 9780969423805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by editors.
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by both editors on title page. Erratum slip laid in. B&w photographs, colour frontispiece. The history of Ebenezer/Renforth Baptist Church in Etobicoke, Ontario. Tiny scuff/light stain on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, slight browning on spine, two tiny dents on front hinge, small minor scratch on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
2 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
3 Bahat, Dan. With Chaim T. Rubinstein. Introduction by Eric Meyers. Translated by Shlomo Ketko. THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. 
152 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0134516427 "Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color illustrations, the Atlas looks at the history of Jerusalem with maps, drawings, and isometric reconstructions, all updated with the latest archaeological evidence. Jerusalem is perhaps the most interesting city on earth. Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, it dates back to at least the third millenium BCE. David made it his capital; Solomon glorified it with his Te mple; it fell to Babylonia in 586 BCE and was rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah; it was the city of the Maccabees and of the Herods, and the place where Jesus was tried and crucified. Titus razed its buildings and destroyed the Temple in 70 CE. A f t e r t he revolt of Bar Kochba, the Romans made Jerusalem a pagan shrine. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in 1099; in 1187, Muslims, led by Saladin, captured the city and held it almost continuously until the British took control after World Wa r I. Th e B ritish Mandate ended in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. In 1967, Israel reunited the city. Special features in the Atlas include: concise, easy-to-read text; four-color illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos throughout ; de fi nit i ve an d a uthoritative information; selected bibliography of further readings; thorough index; an up-to-date approach, based on the latest findings. For anyone interested in biblical archaeology; geography; Jewish studies, culture, an d his tor y; a nd th e h isto ry and culture of the Middle East, (this book) is certain to be an invaluable resource." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small tear aat bottom of spine - archivally taped , v er y lig ht r ubbin g. Ver y Go od+/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE., Bobrick, Benson.
4 Bobrick, Benson. THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001, first British edition. 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297607723 "(T)races the story across the Protestant-Catholic divide of the sixteenth century as the struggle to complete a vernacular Bible was fought among competeing factions. As ( the author) tells in his enthralling history it was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators and a committee of scholars who in 1604 were brought together to collaborate on what became known as the King James version. Their t r a n s lation - substantially based on the work of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and others - shaped English literature and speech for centuries giving us what have become such commonly used expressions as: 'labour of love', 'a thorn in the fle sh ', ' th e root of all evil', 'the fat of the land', 'the sweat of thy brow', 'to cast pearls before swine' and 'the shadow of death' among a host of others. (This book) shows the profound effect the English Bible had on law and society. By giv ing ev ery li terate person access to the sacred text it helped to foster the spirit of inquiry through reading and reflection. Once individuals were free to interpret the word of God according to the light of their own understanding, they began to q uest ion the authority of their inherited institutions, both religious and secular. This led to the reformation within the Church, the rise of constitutional government in England and ultimately the end of the divine right of kings. In Benson Bobr ick's vie w th e English Civil War was fought in the light (and shadow) of such ideas, culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. 'The Making of the English Bible' is about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity, about the Engli sh lan guage and s ociet y, and about a book that changed the course of human events." Minor indentation on rear board, a few very small bumps (one with tiny tear) at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and fl ap-fold s, one tiny tear a rchivally taped, tiny corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
5 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Burrs, Mick. (Inscribed by author on free front endpaper.) DARK HALO.
Coteau, (Regina, SK, 1993). 
103 pp, 8vo, soft cover. LARGE INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR ON FREE FRONT ENDPAPER. "Hitler and Stalin stalk these poems. Mick Burrs examines the Fuehrer's love of King Kong. He probes Stalin's relationship with his washerwoman mother, who knew him as her little 'ZoZo'. He confronts the kind of mind that can reduce individuals to political symbols or mere numbers. But tyrants are not only found in political office. He sees a direct connection between the rise of the modern dictator and the phe onomenon of the multiple murderer. 'Every multiple murderer is a miniature tyrant,' Burrs writes; 'he only lacks an enormous arsenal, a loyal following, and a sacred cause'." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbi n g , s p i n e i s flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
7 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Cowell, E.B.; Maxmuller, F.; Takakusu, J., translators. BUDDHIST MAHAYANA TEXTS. SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST NO. 49.
Delhi Motilal Banarsidass 1990 8120800281 / 9788120800281 Hard Cover Very Good 
8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Each part paged separately. Part I. The Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosa. Part II. The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha; The Smaller Sukhavati-Vyuha; The Vagrakkhedika; The Larger Pragna-Paramita-Hridaya-Sutra; The Smaller Pragna-Paramita-Hridaya-Sutra; The Amitayur-Dhyana-Sutra. Also includes "Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East". Previous owner's chop (stamp) mark on front free endpaper, two small areas of dried glue on front pastedown, most pages have light toning, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BUDDHIST-SUTTAS.  TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI.  THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST VOL. II., Davids, T.W. Rhys.  F. Max Muller, editor.
9 Davids, T.W. Rhys. F. Max Muller, editor. BUDDHIST-SUTTAS. TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI. THE SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST VOL. II.
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1989, reprint. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (burgundy boards with gold lettering and banding on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 8120801121 Contents: General Introduction to the Buddhist Suttas; The Book of the Great Decease (Maha-parinibbana Suttanta); The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness (Dhamma-Kakka-ppavattana Sutta); On Knowledge of the Vedas (Tevigga Suttanta); If he should desire (Akankheyya Sutta); Barrenness and Bondage (Ketokhila Sutta); Legend of the Great King of Glory (Maha-Sudas sana Suttanta); All the Asavas (Sabbasava Sutta); Index; Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East. Previous owner's stamp (chop) on free front endpaper, two small areas of glue residue o n e a ch pastedown, several small areas of soiling on boards, very small bump at corners. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MINIATURES ARMENIENNES., Dournovo, L.A.  Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian.
10 Dournovo, L.A. Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian. MINIATURES ARMENIENNES.
Institut Mesrop Machtots des Anciens Manuscrits - Matenadaran Galerie d'art d'etat de la RSS d'Armenie, 1967. 
234 pp, large 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Trilingual text - Armenian/Russian/French. Color plates. Previous owners 2" square label with Armenian text on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing/soiling, 1 1/4" closed tear, light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly along parts of top edge. tiny tears/creases at top of spine, a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
11 Dundas, Howard. WRINKLED ARROWS: GOOD OLD DAYS IN WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Queenston House 1980 0919866417 / 9780919866416 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
111 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings. "Howard Dundas casts an irreverent eye on many of the sacred cows of yesteryear. With humorous insights, he lays bare many of the underlying assumptions so dear to our forefathers. He touches on many issues which are still current in the West: colonial attitudes, male chauvinism, the French fact in Manitoba, the revolution in social and sexual mores. Mentioned in passing are the deals past governments made with the CPR and the HBC, to say nothing of the exploitation of Westerners for Eastern interests. Whether Dundas stretches the truth or not, what matters is that he expresses the feelings of the average intelligent Winnipeg citizen growing up and learning in the most lively and witty of Canadian cities." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning to spine, flap-folds and top edge; old tape at inside of top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some small tears; tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
12 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
13 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Foxe, Jocelin. THE WILD HUNT DUOLOGY. 1. VENGEANCE MOON. 2. CHILD OF FIRE. 2 VOLUME SET.
Avon/Eos, (New York, 1998, 1999), Ist printings. 
312 pp, 323 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "They are called the Wild Hunt: An immortal corps of thirteen men - knights, princes, and commoners - from various places, times, and stations in life. Cursed by a trio of goddesses for their murderous deeds of their past mortal lives, they are bound together in condemnation to eternal sleep...except when called back to earthly realms by sacred rite for a quest to avenge or destroy. When summoned, the Wild Hunt has until the next full moon to fulfill its mission; failure means final, agonizing death in flame. Yet a slim ray of hope shines for each of these doomed men. If any one of them finds a love great and pure, his curse will be lifted..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spines. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE DOUBLE TONGUE., Golding, William.
15 Golding, William. THE DOUBLE TONGUE.
Faber and Faber, London, 1995, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0571175260 "An aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece, looks back over her strange life as the Pythia, the First Lady and voice of the god Apollo. As a young vir gin with disturbing psychic powers, Arieka was handed over to the service of the shrine by her parents. She has now spent sixty years as the very medium, the torn mouthpiece, of equivocal mantic utterances from the bronze tripod in the sa n c t u a r y b e neath the temple. Over a lifetime at the mercy of god and priest and people she has watched the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its influence in the world. Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle, which her own weird gifts h av e em bo di ed , a re matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself, a true Athenian, whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster. This extraordinary short novel, left in d raf t a t the au tho r's s udd en death in 1993, is a psychological and historical triumph. An absolutely convincing portrait of a woman's experience, something rare in Golding's oeuvre, Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations." Small b ump to t op cor ner of b oath bo ards . Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
16 Gordon, E.O. Appendices by Rev. John Griffith. PREHISTORIC LONDON: ITS MOUNDS AND CIRCLES.
London Covenant Publishing 1946 Fourth Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair 
159 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: I. On the Religion, Race, Language and Literature of Pre-Christian Britain; II. On the Open-air Sanctuaries of Comparative Antiquity and Places of National Assembly of Pre-Christian Times in Britain; III. Schliemann and Sayce's Researches Afford Evidence of Kinship Between Trojans and Britons; Brutus, the Trojan Prince, Founder of the British Dynasty; His Landing at Totnes Commemorated from Time Immemorial on the Accession of a Sovereign; British Laws Traced by Legal Authority to Trojan Source; Troy Towns or Mazes in London, Winchester and Elsewhere; British Kings Buried at the Bryn Gwyn, Billingsgate and Ludgate; Lleuver Mawr Builds a Church on the Druidic Circle at Westminster and Preserves the Use of the Druidic Sanctuary; Origin of Broad Arrow; The Continuity of Druidic Worship of the Most High to be Traced in the National Gorsedds or Eisteddfods of Wales, Solemnized Within a Circle of Twelve Stones by Members of the Oldest Educational Order in the "Oldest Living Language in Europe". Spine is slightly twisted, crease down top half of spine, light edge wear, light rubbing on spine, some very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, previous owner's small ident label on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been clipped on front flap, several small and large chips, several old tape repairs to edge tears, light browning on spine, light edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Green, Alice. Alberton Historical Group. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME: A HISTORY OF ALBERTON.
Alberton, P.E.I. Alberton Historical Group 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. A history of Alberton, Prince Edward Island. Chapter Headings: Early Settlement; The Town of Alberton; Alberton - A Business Community; Modes of Travel; Communication; Education; Churches; Twenty Biographical Sketches; The Alberton Museum; Law Enforcement; Alberton Court Houses; Entertainment; Industries and Crafts; Medical Care; Exhibitions; Library Services in Alberton; Town Councils; Childhood Memories by Blanche England; Fires and Fire Protection; Alberton's Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers; Uncle Joe's Stories; The Lighter Side; Accidental Deaths; An Island Poet; Youthful Alberton Poets; Sports; The Alberton Women's Institute; Senior Citizens Facilities; Other Organizations; Maps; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color, minor soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
18 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
19 Greenway, John L. THE GOLDEN HORNS: MYTHIC IMAGINATION AND THE NORDIC PAST.
Athens University of Georgia Press 1977 0820303844 / 9780820303840 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
226 pp, 9 5/16" H. "As an introduction to modern myth, (this book) masterfully encompasses a wide circle of historical and literary materials. John Greenway examines first the nature of time in the mythic consciousness, then the role of the Nordic past as a myth of origins from the Renaissance through the romantics. Only in the various forms of myth can man find identity, the author argues, and he sees the varying images of the Viking past as unconscious attempts by northern nations to legitimize their own values. Central to (his) methodology is his discussion of the sacred in language not itself sacred and the failure of modern myth to make the primitive distinction between the sacred and the profane. The author establishes the theoretical base of his discussion by examining the nature of time in mythic consciousness in terms of Norse myth. After suggesting several ways in which the mythic apprehension of reality conditioned medieval Icelandic narrative, (he) elaborates on the dialectical relationship between myth and reason, using as an example the conversion of the Germanic tribes to Christianity. Maintaining that myth is neither true nor false but always either expressive or not, Greenway traces the origin, rise, and fall of two great modern myths of northern birth: Swedish Gothicism in the seventeenth century and the Ossianic craze of the eighteenth. Both myths, one social, the other literary, illustrate the singular tension in the modern mind between mythic imperatives and the impulse to de-mythologize. Finally, 'The Golden Horns' traces the romantic belief in a 'new mythology' which synthesizes myth and reason from its early acceptance through its eventual repudiation. In his conclusions about the state of myth in the modern world, Greenway postulates that we have inherited the romantic respect for myth as truth but lack the romantic faith in transcendence necessary to establish myth's reality. We are trapped in a physical and moral world which we, as romantics, recognize to be symbolic in its representations, but we lack a belief in the transcendental reality of these symbols." Previous owner's name, date and small notation on title page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAFTS AND MODE OF LIFE IN ARMENIAN MINIATURES., Guevorkian, Astghik.
20 Guevorkian, Astghik. THE CRAFTS AND MODE OF LIFE IN ARMENIAN MINIATURES.
Hayastan, Yerevan, 1978. 
Unpaginated (Introductory text and captions in Armenian/Russian/English, 48 color plates with captions on facing page - extensive indices), folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of secular miniatures from manuscripts depicting the workaday life of medieval Armenia. The plates illustrate: farming, gardening, pasturage, hunting, fishing, navigation, construction, upholstery, blacksmithing, armouring, coppersmithing, pottery, spinning, weaving, writing, garments, dancing, theatre, circus, gymnastics, musical instruments. Very light fading to top/bottom edges of boards and to spine, slight browning to some page edges, soft corner crease to top of plate XXXVII, four tiny faint water marks on plate XL I, tiny light stain on fore-edge of plate XXXVIII, light wrinkling to top of plate XXI - from manufacturing process (small area at top of plate XXII also). Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling along top edge (one tiny chip) - mainly at top of front panel and spine, spine color lightly faded, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
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