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1 (Asoka). Nika, N.A. and McKeon, Richard, edited and translated by. THE EDICTS OF ASOKA.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1978 (Midway Reprint). 
69 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0226586111 "Asoka, the remarkable India ruler of third century B.C., who not only renounced the warlike policies of his early career but actually made a public proclamation of his errors, left a record of his teaching s which he hoped would endure forever. It was inscribed on stone, not as a monument to himself but as a record of moral law. 'The Edicts of Asoka"...form part of a large body of literature, drawn from all cultures, which seeks power not in d o m i n a t ion of men or accumulation of possessions but in conquest of self, in understanding of others, and in contemplation of truths within the scope of reason and goods within the scope of action." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (sta mp ) on f ir st p age, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of scuffing on front cover at hinge, soft crease at top edge of front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
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
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
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888947038 / 9780888947031 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. "It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead. Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger. As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her. By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 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
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
6 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
7 Burroughs, William S. THE SOFT MACHINE.
New York Grove Press 1966 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
182 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). First Printing (stated on copyright page). "(A) new adventure with William Burroughs and the Nova Police, deciphering Mayan hieroglyphs, witnessing grotesque sacrificial rituals, exchanging thoughts and memories by a bizarre transfer operation which requires a skill equal to that of Old Doc Benway, crossing mud flats, jungles, savannas, and finally the wounded galaxies themselves, as technology blasts its way into interstellar space. With the keenest use of the vernacular among contemporary American novelists, an ironic humor which is by turns riotous and macabre, and a total grasp of everything which is vicious, false, and absurd, Burroughs makes a devastating attack on the power structure, violence, and hypocrisy which is the fabric of contemporary society. (He) sets up a new three-dimensional field in the imagination which cuts through the glib acceptance of the best-of-all-possible-planets: the sexy, 'scientifically' controlled, mass-media society is turned inside out when Clem Snide, Jimmy the Take, Uranian Willy, and the Heavy Metal Boys arrive on the scene." Tiny bump at top corner of rear board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny red ink pen mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, two tiny edge tears, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. minor browning at edges. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Berkley, New York, c1955. 
125 pp, mass market paperback. "Howard Smith was still smuggling drugs when he first met the young and voluptous Italian gir, Reta. But he gave that up to search with her the underwater depths of the Red Sea for a strange treasure that lay buried deep on the bottom. Only the sinister Professor Maraccini stood between Smith's getting both the girl and what lay buried in the shark-infested waters...." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light browning on spine, waviness and faint creases on hinges/covers, small bump at bottom edge of front cover, minor rubbing and soiling. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Daw, New York, (1990, 2nd / 1990, Ist / 1991, 1st). Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Jody Lee, cover art. 
396 pp, 342 pp, 362 pp, - 3 volumes. "(W)hen she stumbled on a kidnapping in progress, Shadith - captive for centuries in the alien artifact known as the Diadem, now once again living in a human form - finds herself the prisoner of Ginbiryol Seyirshi, a being who has instigated devasting wars on world after world purely to film and sell Limited Editions of the resulting violence, destruction and death - ." Interiors - pages browning lightly - otherwise clean and tight with no other previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss on rear cover of vol. 3, small light stain to fore-edge of textblock on vol 1, spines flat with faint creasing on vols. 1 & 3. 
Price: 20.00 USD
PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES.  VOLUME SEVEN.  (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.), Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors.  (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.)
10 Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors. (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.) PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES. VOLUME SEVEN. (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.)
New York Theatre Library Association 1981 093261003X / 9780932610034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: From the Editors; Lazzi: the Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte, by Mel Gordon (Introduction - Acrobatic and Mimic Lazzi - Comic Violence/Sadistic Behavior - Food Lazzi - Illogical Lazzi - Stage Properties as Lazzi - Sexual/Scatalogical Lazzi - Social-Class Rebellion Lazzi - Stage/Life Duality Lazzi - Stupidity/Inappropriate Behavior - Transformation Lazzi - Trickery Lazzi - Word Play Lazzi - Glossary of Commedia Characters); Pulcinella, the False Prince, translated by Claudio Vicentini; Selected Bibliography. Previous owner's embossed name stamp on front free endpaper, slight bump at corners and at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Coach House Press 1984 0889102740 / 9780889102743 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ Signed by Author
39 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). SIGNED AND DATED ON TITLE PAGE - "Frank Davey/Jan. 86". "Edward and Patricia are children of the sixties, who stumble through sex, marriage, generation gap, career, birth control, the counter-culture, domestic violence, the sexual revolution, domestic bliss, and sex hilariously and tragically into our own time. (The author's) rollicking poetic fiction captures not only a period but two engaging people whose hopes and conflicts are still very much part of ours." Author's photo on back cover by Michael Ondaatje. Interior - clean and tight. Covers have small creases at corners, light to moderate edge wear, some light scuffing with tiny areas of color loss - especially on hinges and at corners, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Key Porter, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781554700417 "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? (He) 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. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, (1997), book club edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823678 B&w photos, maps. "...examines the military and political struggle for control of East Tennessee from the secession crisis through the early years of Reconstruction, focusing particularly on the military and political significance of the region's irregular activity." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small tears (archivally taped) and wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 14.90 USD
Penguin, London, 2006, reprint. 
373 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 014045523X "The stories collected in this volume reflect the rich tradition of medieval Jain storytelling between the seventh and fifteenth centuries, from simple folk tales and lives of famous monks to sophisticated narratives of rebirth. They describe the ways in which a path to peace and bliss can be found, either by renouncing the world or by following Jain ethics of non-violence, honesty, moderation and fidelity. Here are stories depictin g the painful consequences when a loved one chooses life as a monk, the triumph of Jain women who win over their husbands to their religion, or the rewards of a simple act of piety. The volume ends with an account of vice and virtue, which d e p i c t s the thieving and destructive passions lurking in the forest of life, ready to rob the unsuspecting traveller of reason and virtue. Phyllis Granoff's translation preserves the flavour of the original tales. In her introduction, she di sc us se s Ja in d o ctrine and belief, the Jains' preservation of medieval Indian stories, and the themes and sources of individual tales." Small soft creases at bottom corner of last few pages, very light edge wear, small bump/creases at bottom cor ner of r ear co ver , small crease at fore-edge of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 11.50 USD
MUSCAVADO., Heckert, Eleanor Louise.
15 Heckert, Eleanor Louise. MUSCAVADO.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1968. 
348 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "In the old Danish Virgin Islands, around the turn of the Eighteenth Century, the gulf between white plantation owner and black slave was wide and deep. Brutality on the part of th e one engendered hatred and fear in the other - and finally, a burning desire for vengeance. The night of Prince's birth, in a slave hut at Fortuna plantation, a terrible hope and a prophecy were born with him. As this exciting historical n o v e l u n folds, the fulfillment of those auguries touched many lives in many different ways. Based in part on actual people and events, 'Muscavado' is steeped in the lore and romance of the Virgin Islands of Denmark. It is a tale of forbidd e n lo ve b et w ee n the daughter of a white planation owner and a mulatto slave, where discovery meant death for both. It is the story of a desperate struggle for freedom and its savage consequences. Above all, it is the story of the workings o f a sin ist er voo do o p ro phecy and its legacy of passion, violence, terror, and despair. Today, Fortuna plantation, where Prince toiled in the cane fields, is a crumbled ruin, overgrown with thornbush. The gravestone of the woman he loved is e ro di ng a way, an d ti me has tra nsformed the violent past into an unforgettable legend. Here is a first-rate historical romance, carefully researched, giving a memorable picture of a vanished way of life." One page with dog-ear crease, light b row nin g to edges of textb loc k, t iny stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, light browni ng t o in side of spi ne a nd fla p-fo lds/e dges , faint waterstain at bottom inside of spine. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
16 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Lancelot, Hantsport, N.S., 1978. 
191 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0889990794 Tales of hauntings, murders, and mysteries in Nova Scotia. "The tales told here are mainly true or alleged to be true and have been told as they were received." Interior - two pages with tiny corner crea se, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling and very light browning and light edge wear on spine; light soiling on covers - mainly on rear; two small creases on rear cover which migrate into adjacent pag e s , s m a ll ghost stiker mark on rear cover. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
BEHIND THE LINES., Holland, Isabelle.
18 Holland, Isabelle. BEHIND THE LINES.
Scholastic, New York, 1994, first edition. 
194 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0590451138 "The year is 1863, and the United States is tearing itself apart. Battle lines have been drawn across its soil; for two years, the country has been divided in a bitter civil war. Tension has spread from the rural battlefields to New York City, where fourteen-year-old Katie Farrell helps support her Irish immigrant family by working as a maid for the Laceys of Washington Square. Even though they may be rich and well-educate d, she'll never think of them as her betters. Katie abhors the war; she watches in fury as her fellow Irish go to battle. 'This isn't our war', she tell herself. 'Let the rich free the slaves.' Katie isn't the only one who feels that wa y . W h e n word of the slaughter at Gettysburg reaches the Irish slum, it explodes in violence. Soon the streets of New York are as war-torn and bloody as any battlefield. And Katie is no longer sure what is right or wrong. All she knows is wh at s h e fe el s i n her heart. (The author) has crafted a stirring and illuminating story about a fiery young woman caught in the midst of the most violent and destructive riots in America's history: the 1863 New York draft riots." Dust jacket has mi no r w rin kli ng a t top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN NORTHERN ONTARIO., Kechnie, Margaret and Reitsma-Street, Marge, eds.  (Valerie Senyk, Eileen Goltz, Theresa Solomon-Gravel, Mary Ann Corbiere, Sheila Hardy, Helen Debevc-Moroz, Carol Alexis Stos, Dorothy Ellis, Pat Tobin, Varpu Lindstrom, Karen Blackford, et al.)
19 Kechnie, Margaret and Reitsma-Street, Marge, eds. (Valerie Senyk, Eileen Goltz, Theresa Solomon-Gravel, Mary Ann Corbiere, Sheila Hardy, Helen Debevc-Moroz, Carol Alexis Stos, Dorothy Ellis, Pat Tobin, Varpu Lindstrom, Karen Blackford, et al.) CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN NORTHERN ONTARIO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1996. 
362 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1550022393 B&w photographs, maps, graphs, charts. A collection of essays on the women of Northern Ontario: First Nations, Ukrainian, Hispanic, Black, Finish, Lesbian - women working as teacher, entrepreneurs, at the mines and lumber camps and in the home - women dealing with poverty, isolation, violence, health and education issues. Two of the essays are in French. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbin g . V e ry Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, first edition. 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195142950 "In this innovative and learned study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of v iolence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethical self-consciousness and accountability that attend literary killing, paying particular attention to the ways in which t h i s r e f l ection indicates the poet's understanding of his audience. Among the many poems through which Kezar explores the concept of authorial guilt elicited by violent representation are Skelton's 'Phyllyp Sparrowe', Spencer's 'Faerie Quee n' , Sh ak e sp ea re 's 'Julius Caesar', the multi-authored 'Witch of Edmonton', and Milton's 'Samson Agonistes'. Each chapter places an incident of textual violence within the context of England's literary and social history. In each case, Keza r o ff ers an o rig ina l a cco unt of early modern depictions of violence that reflects on the poetic process and explores the ethical ramifications of literature for both author and audience. In emphasizing the social, literary, and historical cons equ ence s of 'k illi ng p oems ', t his volume further advances scholarship in historicist and speech-act theories of the early modern period. (It) also contributes a provocative chapter to the current debate on the ethics of literary commun icati on." Min or wr inkl ing a t bot tom o f spi ne. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor color offset on inside top of spine/flap-folds. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
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