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FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME.  A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE., (Fujiwara Teika).  Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner.
1 (Fujiwara Teika). Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner. FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME. A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1967, first edition. 
148 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Bilingual text (romanized Japanese and English) on facing pages, with annotations. "This is a complete translation of an important document of traditional Japanese poetics: the 'Kindai Shuka' of F ujiwara Teika (1162-1241), one of the greatest Japanese poets and critics. The work consists of a short critical essay by Teika and a carefully arranged sequence of eighty-three poems by other hands. His essay discusses the state of poetry i n t h e early thirteenth century and offers advice and standards for aspiring poets; the sequence of poems teaches the same standards by example. Despite the title, the poems are taken from the full range of Japanese poetry to Teika's time, wit h em p ha si s o n the precding three centuries. Pehaps the most striking characteristic of the sequence is the unique construction. As the translators demonstrate in their Introduction and commentary, the poems are linked by subtle techniques of as soc ia tio n a nd p rogression into a unified whole that can be read as a single long poems of more than 400 lines." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper. Dust jacket has been price clipped, very small closed puncture tea r o n fr ont hin ge, sli ght fading to color on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC., (T.S. Gleadhill).
2 (T.S. Gleadhill). THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC.
Lang Syne Publishers, Newtongrange, 1983. 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0946264181 38 traditional Scottish songs for voice and piano. "....present(s) dozens of marvellous works ranging from the romantic Bonnie Mary of Argyle; to the reminiscent When you and I were young, Maggi e; to the lighter songs like Wee Willie Winkie and The Deil's Awa' wi' the Exciseman. The songs are reprinted from a book by T.S. Gleadhill published in 1880." Interior - cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of p a g e s , o therwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges, slight bump to top/bottom of spine with closed tears and also at top corner. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
3 Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar. TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY.
Al Shark, Jerusalem, 1986. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Bilingual text (Arabic/English). Largely focuses on the wedding costumes (dresses, shawls, hats, veil s and jewelry) of Palestinian brides of different regions. Light scuffing to bottom edge of rear board and at corners, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953., Barker, A.J.
4 Barker, A.J. FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953.
Leo Cooper, London, (1974), first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521084 B&w photographs, maps. "The Battle of the Hook was probably the last full-scale infantry battle, fought on traditional lines, that the world will ever see. It was also a classic set-piece example of a battalion in defence and was, in terms of steel, the biggest battle of the Korean War, and the most concentrated confrontation of artillery support and engineering effort since the First World War. In it the Black Watch and t he Duke of Wellington's Regiment defeated and completely routed a fanatical Chinese army who attacked them over a period of some fifteen days with incredible ferocity. The Chinese losses were so great that they never attempted such assaul t s a g a i n . It was a turning point of the Korean War and a triumph of British arms...." Previous owners small name stamp on front endpapers, one page with tiny corner crease, light wrinkle at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom front corner. Du st ja ck et h as m i nor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning on inside. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010., Bennett, Paul W.
5 Bennett, Paul W. VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010.
Fernwood, Halifax, 2011. 
190 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781552664018 B&w photographs. "Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, making way for huge schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of moderni zation, centralization, and uniformity. In (this book, the author) explores the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on the little known and contentious history of public schooling in Maritime Canada from 1850 to the present. In a lively and s t imulating narrative, (he) examines the rise of common schooling from one-room schoolhouses that encouraged local democratic control through to 'super sized' schools governed by a vast bureaucracy that silences public participation. Local 'save ou r schools' movements do arise in cities, towns, and villages throughout the Maritimes but rarely succeed in slowing the unrelenting march of 'progress'. Bennett contends that, in both urban and rural Maritime Canada, closing schools rips out a soci al anchor vital to community survival and imperils the democratic ideals that originally guided the public school system. He shows that education is increasingly dominated by a bureaucratic state where the 'bigger is better' ideology and an impers ona l, unresponsive organizational apparatus drive the entire system. The book closes with a clarion call to completely reinvent public education to better serve the needs of our children and our communities." Interior - clean and tight with no pr evio us ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT., Blumenson, John.
8 Blumenson, John. ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT.
Canada Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1990 0889028729 / 9780889028722 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Ontario, more than any other region of Canada, exhibits a variety of architectural styles, building forms and materials. Some buildings reflect the exacting standards of an architect. Others feature an eclectic mixing from many styles, including folk. (This book) explores for the first time the common elements that unite Ontario's varied styles while describing the province's distinguishing vernacular features and forms. More than a guide to 200 years of architecture, it identifies building terms and unique building forms not ecessarily associated with any one style. To illustrate each style, all types of buildings are included, from residences to public buildings and gas stations. The author gently contradicts the traditional view that heritage buildings must be old. He includes many 'modern' twentieth century examples of which Ontario has an abundance. Once having sampled the grammar and vocabulary of our rich and varied architectural heritage, the reader will look at buildings in and out of Ontario with a new discrimmination and perspective." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
9 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
10 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
11 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
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
12 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES.  VOLUME 13 NO. 2.  FALL 1997., Buehler, Richard, editor.  (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.)
13 Buehler, Richard, editor. (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.) NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES. VOLUME 13 NO. 2. FALL 1997.
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1997. 
Paging runs 127 - 219, 9" H, soft cover. Graphs, tables, map. Contents: "Such a Banditti": Irish Convicts in Newfoundland, 1789. Pt. II; "Representative-beggars of a Set of Paupers": The Politics of Social Welfare and Traditional Newfoundland; "E arly Life Crises and the Resolution of Conflict": Meaning in a Franco-Newfoundland Fairy Tale; Economic and Religious Restrictions on the Timing of Marriage in Trinity Bay Newfoundland, 1890-1939; Book Reviews; Index to Volume 13. Interior - s m a l l bump to top edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top edge of front cover, three very small scuffs on rear cover, minor rubbing, small curl at bottom corner of rear cover. V e ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RAJ AT TABLE: A CULINARY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH IN INDIA., Burton, David.
14 Burton, David. THE RAJ AT TABLE: A CULINARY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH IN INDIA.
Faber and Faber, London, 1993, first edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 057114389X "When the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own. As they made their mark on their host culture, the formidable memsahib - or English housew ife - made sure that much traditional cuisine was rejected in favour of an impossible combination of European customs, and the results were frequenlty chaotic. Anglo-Indian cooking was at its best when it achieved a kind of cultural balance; m u l l i g atawny, kedgeree and Worcestershire sauce are all products of the Raj. Drawing on first-hand accounts, David Burton includes over sixty authentic recipes, adapts the best of them for the modern cook, and builds up a fascianting, often h il ar io us p ic ture of the British - at best, endearingly naive, at worst, ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door." Light browning to pages and edges of text block, slight bump at fore-edge of text block - up to approx. page 8 0, li ght wr ink lin g a t top/bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent with a soft crease down the middle, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling and tiny a few tiny tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, s eve ral tiny din ts o n fr ont hinge. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Bush, Nancy. FOLK SOCKS: THE HISTORY & TECHNIQUES OF HANDKNITTED FOOTWEAR.
Loveland, Colorado Interweave Press 1994 0934026971 / 9780934026970 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
120 pp, 9" H. B&w and color photographs, patterns, diagrams. "The evolution of footwear from the eighth century B.C. to the present provides fascinating social history. Nancy Bush has delved into museum archives to find the best socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions. She has designed eighteen delightful pairs of socks inspired by these traditions, and the result is patterns for sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose and more. A section of techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turnings and toe shapings - and it's all here for knitters of all levels of experience. Nancy's interest in traditional hand knitting came via a degree in Art History and studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few very small and tiny scuffs on covers, one light cease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
16 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
17 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
18 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
298 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Facsimile reprint of the Charles Gilpin, London, 1850 edition. "This 'first volume of Indian history written by an Indian' was published in 1850 by a chief of the Ojibway nation in order to awaken 'a deeper feeling for the race of red men, and induce the pale-face to use greater effort to effect an improvement in their social and political relations'. The author, though a chief, was converted to Christianity, was educated, and became a preacher. He had great love for his people and their culture, and he travelled in England, America, and Canada campaigning for a permanent reservation for them, where they would be taught Christianity, general education, and agriculture. His thorough account of the Ojibways includes the geography of their territory, their origins, their migratory habits, their wars, amusements, legends, language, and picture-writing, as well as their government and religion. The next chapters document the discovery of the New World from the Indian point of view. The author's rendering of the story and its drastic effects upon his people makes fascinating reading. The book exposes one more facet in the extremely complex history of the relationships of the two cultures, providing unprecedented insights into modern Canadian problems from a point of view that is rarely heard." Dust jacket has very light edge rubbing, one tiny dent and one line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
19 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY., Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by.  Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD
20 Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by. Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 019214202X / 9780192142023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
497 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(Maps) out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrates the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J.S. Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Algernon Blackwood, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, Mrs Henry Wood, M.E. Braddon, Amelia B. Edwards, Charlotte Riddell, B.M. Croker, and E. Nesbit, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, George MacDonald, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jerome K. Jerome, Bernard Capes, R.H. Benson, and W.W. Jacobs. The editors also provide an informative introduction, detailed source notes, and an extensive survey of ghost-story collections from 1850 to 1910. This collection will delight all lovers of traditional ghost stories: here are 35 well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave, every one guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has has very light rubbing on rear panel, minor wrinking at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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