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HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
1 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
2 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
3 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORLD TALES:  THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES., Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by.  Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell.
4 Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by. Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell. WORLD TALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES.
Harmondsworth Allen Lane / Kestrel 1979 0722668600 / 9780722668603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - James Marsh, Chris McEwan, Peter Richardson, Carol Lawson, Ken Laidlaw, Peter Goodfellow, Ivan Tyrrell, Alan Tunbridge, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Ivan Hissey, et al. 
259 pp, 11 3/4" H. "Folk tales are part of the universal heritage of mankind. This beautiful and unusual collection of sixty-five tales from around the world reveals the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all ages and all countries. Some tales are found in nearly every society throughout history, with only the cultural details being different. This volume includes, for instance, an Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella and a Norse William Tell. Each story has a short introduction that traces its history through various cultures. Then, a single version of the tale is selected and evocatively told by Idries Shah. The hundred and one outstanding illustrations are by thrity-seven famous leading illustrators, all living in Britain. Each picture has been specially commissioned for this book." Areas of light fading to colour on boards (shows imprint of design on front panel of dust jacket) and spine, small slight corner bumps, two tiny marks on rear board, minor soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light toning to spine, flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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