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1 Beeshy's , The China Shop. A LITTLE PORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN FINE ENGLISH EARTHENWARE AND ENGLISH BONE CHINA NOW BEING SHOWN BY BEESHY'S, THE CHINA SHOP, RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO.
Ridgeway, Ontario Beeshy's, The China Shop Card covers in wire Binding Very Good - 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. No date, but the text references two patterns introduced in 1937 and there is a printed note on the back cover stating that the Wire-o-binding was patented 1936. B&w photographs of the shop (exterior & interior) and the proprietors, plus b&w (and a few colour) photographs of china (Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Johnson Bros., Adams, etc.). Short historiesy of the store, the family, the decoration of English china. Pages 12-48 show examples of some of the different patterns carried with descriptions. "The Romance of a Village Shop" is printed on the inside of both covers. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, a few soft wrinkles at some page fore-edges, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of covers, very light edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
2 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Boulton, D'Arcy. Edited and with introduction by John Gellner. SKETCH OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Baxter Publishing 1961 Numbered, Limited Reprint Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Signed by publisher & editor.
91 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red simulated leather boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine and gilt lettering in oval border on front cover. Green cloth covered slipcase. No. 532 of an unspecified limited edition, signed by the publisher and editor on the limitation page. Volume 1 of The Canadian Heritage Series Library Edition. B&w map and tipped-in frontispiece. Originally published in London in 1805. This volume includes an "Introduction to the First Modern Edition". Contents: Dedication; Preface; General View of the Country; On the Produce and Value of Land; Advantages of this Traffic; Particular Account of Upper Canada; Particular Account of the Townships of Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Cornwall, and Osnaburgh; Townships of Williamsburgh, Edwardsburgh, Johnstown, Augusta, Elizabethtown, Yonge, Lansdowne, Leeds; Townships of Pittsburgh, Kingston, Ernest-town, Kent, Ec.; Account of York, the Seat of Government; Holland River, Lake Simcoe, Ec.; Niagara River, Detroit, Thamses, Fort Erie, Ec.; Lake Erie, Woodhouse, Charlotteville, Detroit, Sandwich, Chatham, Ec.; Appendix, or, List of Town-ships not mentioned in the preceding Chapters. Tiny scuff on top edge of rear board. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing and dust soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914., Brozyna, Andrea Ebel.
4 Brozyna, Andrea Ebel. LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914.
The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast, (Belfast, 1999). 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077351757X "...argues that Catholics and Protestants shared very similar views of Christian womanhood. Both lauded the influence of the virtuous Christian woman, used the same female r ole models from the Bible, and saw the home as the locus of the construction of female piety. Yet each group castigated the other for having antifemale values. Protestants developed the slovenly, drunken 'Biddy' as a stereotype of Catholic women and Catholics portrayed Protestant devotional and family life as cold and arid. Observers of present-day Northern Ireland will find these historical contrasts of immediate relevance." Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene; "The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray" - The Cult of Domesticity in Ulster Religious Literature; The Virgin Mary: Model of Christian Female Spirituality; Women of the Bible and Early Church: Mortal Sinners and Model Saints; "A Future of Blessing and Service": The Moral Education of Ulster Girls; "The Wind in Women's Wings": Defining Roles for Women in Ulster Protestant Churches; "The Cursed Cup Hath Cast Her Down": Images of Women in Ulster Temperance Literature; "She Hath Done Wha t She Could": The Gende red Construction of Female Piety in Ulster Protestant Women's Missionary Literature; Conclusion. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CASTLE GAY., Buchan John.
5 Buchan John. CASTLE GAY.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1935 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), blue cloth with dark blue lettering on spine/front board, castle in dark blue on front board. The second book in the Dickson McCunn trilogy, this is a tale of adventure, kidnapping, political intrigue, soul-searching - and rugby - set in south-west Scotland. Three tiny stains on rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/browning on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears, light to moderate dust soiling, small corner crease on front flap, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Burley, David G. A PARTICULAR CONDITION IN LIFE: SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL MOBILITY IN MID-VICTORIAN BRANTFORD, ONTARIO.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Kingston, (1994), Ist printing. 
309 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...offers a new perspective on industrial capitalism and class formation in Canada. Using Brantford, Ontario, as a case study, he provides a cultural analysis of the business community during the mid-nineteenth cen tury and shows that, because self-employment was so pervasive, the impact of industrializatin was particularly striking. Self-employed businessmen were forced to try to locate themselves in an emerging class system that often contradic t e d t r a d i t i o n al Victorian social ideals of independence and manliness. Burley's exploration of the tensions behind the conflicting values - tension both between myth and reality and within the bourgois world view of itself - is an impor ta nt a d di ti on t o th e li te rature on business behaviour and Victorian cultural history." Two small areas of brown staining at bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/creasing, light wrinkling due to dampness to bottom half of rea r p ane l/ spi ne (ba rel y not ic eab le from front). VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME:  THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE., Carcopino, Jerome.  Edited by Henry T. Rowell.  Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer.  Introduced by Keith Hopkins.
7 Carcopino, Jerome. Edited by Henry T. Rowell. Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer. Introduced by Keith Hopkins. DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME: THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Richard Shirley Smith, cover design. 
387 pp, 10" H. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This translation was first published in the USA by Yale University Press in 1940 and in Great Britain by G. Routledge & Sons in 1941. For the present edition, references to outdated secondary source material have been omitted and a new essay on further ready by Keith Hopkins has been added." Chaper headings: Part One - The Physical and Moral Background of Roman Life: The Extent and Population of the City; Houses and Streets; Society and Social Classes; Marriage, Woman, and the Family; Education and Religion. Part Two - The Day's Routine: The Morning; Occupations; Shows and Spectacles; Afternoon and Evening. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE., Clancey, Vernon J.
8 Clancey, Vernon J. CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
176 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. B&w illustrations. Contents: Making Flight Possible; Petrol; Substitute Fuels; Petrol Plus Engine; Steel; Non-Ferrous Alloys; Plastics; Chemical Energy; The Gas Laws; Behaviour of Gases; Accessories; Index. Minor browning on free endpapers, two large corner creases on rear free endpaper, two tiny corner bumps, one tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, light browing to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
9 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Davies, W.W. Foreword by William Littlewood. CARGO AIRCRAFT.
New York Pitman 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
216 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, figures, tables. Chapter headings: Early Development; Cargo Aircraft for the Immediate Future; The Air-Cargo Market; Characteristics of Air Cargo; Fundamental Considerations of Cargo-Plane Design; Detail Considerations in Airframe Design; Detail Considerations in Equipment Design; Loading Methods and Equipment; Handling and Stowage Methods and Equipment; The Air Tramp and Charter Plane; Appendices: Requirements for a Combination Cargo-Passenger Plane; Cargo Flow; Development of Cost Formulae; Aircraft and Component Original Cost Values; General Characteristics of Cargo Airplanes; Ground-Loading Equip-ment Costs; Outline Drawings of Representative Air Cargoliners; Index. Light edge rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - more on spine, flap-foldsand edges; very small chips/tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two sticker marks on rear panel and two on front panel, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHRISTOPHER BRETON., Dewdney, Selwyn.
12 Dewdney, Selwyn. CHRISTOPHER BRETON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771026986 / 9780771026980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Michael van Elsen, dust jacket design. Inscribed By Author
367 pp, 8 1/2" H. Inscribed on title page: "for Lucile / To whom I am / beholden / for many things / with love / Selwyn." "(A) compelling portrait of a young man torn by opposing forces - both internal and external - as he struggles with his own life and seeks to unravel a puzzle around his late father. Strains of mystery and emotional suspense are woven into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of past, present, dream and reality. And with each stage of the masterfully constructed narrative, Christopher Breton's mind and soul are bared to us, his conflicts and passions felt at the deepest level. We experience his struggle with the forces that have shaped his life, and share his discovery, from his father's personal papers, of facts that could well shatter it. (A) novel of sin and retribution, honesty and deceit, guilt and obligation. It explores, with bold and startling impact, the agonizing limitations that secrecy imposes on the lives of those who practice it - and the dark, often unrealized effects it has on those closest to them." Minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinklng at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at head of spine, spine has a very slight lean. Dust jacket has edge wear, creases, tears (some archivally taped) and small chips; rubbing on panels; very light browning on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IT'S A WORKING MAN'S TOWN:  MALE WORKING-CLASS CULTURE IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO., Dunk, Thomas W.
13 Dunk, Thomas W. IT'S A WORKING MAN'S TOWN: MALE WORKING-CLASS CULTURE IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, (1991). 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773508619 "In a valuable addition to the debate on the nature of contemporary working-class culture, Thomas Dunk examines the ordinary weekend pursuits of working-class males in his ho me town of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He shows that the function and meaning of gender, ethnicity, popular leisure activities, and common-sense knowledge are intimately linked with the way an individual's experience is structured by class." V e r y l i g h t edge wear, tiny bump to top corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owners name/date at top of free front endpaper. Light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, very light fading to spine color. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Feinberg, Abraham L., Rabbi. SEX AND THE PULPIT.
Toronto Methuen 1981 0458945501 / 9780458945504 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(T)he culmination of the writing career of a man who has struggled all his life against social injustice and irrelevant religious orthodoxies. This book is more than the ecumenical discuss-ion of sex-related issues from a minister's point of view; it is a candid commentary on our time - a time of sexual revolution and human turmoil when old values are questioned and new answers must be found. By analyzing the historical and social aspects of sex, sexuality and sexism and the role of the clergy within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the author has woven his thoughts into a colorful fabric; his wisdom, wit and candor, combined with his superb literary skills, shine through on every page. The autobiographical data and references are an added bonus, providing insight into the nature of this visionary philosopher and lover of humankind. Regardless of your faith, and whether you attend church or synagogue regularly, sometimes or never, you will not be indifferent or bored when you read what the rabbi has to say." Book is cery clean. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
15 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Fraser, Keath. (Signed) FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Stoddart, (Toronto, 1987), 2nd printing. 
320 pp, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO ANOTHER CANADIAN AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Cover art by Alex Colville. "A book of remarkable and moral imagination...a new collection of seven stories and three novellas set on the West Coast and a broad in the Third World. Frequently, the offsetting of these worlds - affluent and hungry, stark and fashionable - uncovers insular values in the developed west that reveal our own underdeveloped character..." Interior - clean and ti g h t . E x t e r i o r - light edgewear/rubbing, wrinkle to spine from manufacturing process, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
17 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
 
 
EVER-READY EDDIE., Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by.
18 Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by. EVER-READY EDDIE.
New York William Morrow, New York, (1968), 45 printing. 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Charming b&w vintage drawings by author. "Never are (Eddie's) talents more needed than the time his school first holds an election for student council. With unrestrained gusto, the children jump into the campaign , and for two weeks electoral madness sweeps the classrooms. Athough Carolyn Haywood is at her funniest as she writes of these doings, the story is also one of character. Voting for the right (person) is more important than voting for a friend, and Eddie discovers the truth the hard way. Readers will love him and his creator all the more." Minor bumping to edges of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing, minor soiling, light to moderate wrinkling at edges, three small closed tears, silver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") across bottom of spine (This is NOT a library book - no stamps, pockets, etc.), protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS., Hughes, Thomas.
19 Hughes, Thomas. TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
428 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w stills from the 1940 RKO film. Follows the adventures of Tom at Rugby School, where he excels at cricket, contends with the school bully, Flashman, and his values and courage earn the respect of the headmaster, Dr. Thomas Arnold. Light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, very light fading to spine colour, one or two faint scuffs on covers, previous owner's professional stamp on half-title page. Slipcase has light edge wear - more at top/bottm rear edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOEL STREATFEILD.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Huse, Nancy.  (Noel Streatfeild.)
20 Huse, Nancy. (Noel Streatfeild.) NOEL STREATFEILD. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
New York Twayne 1994 0805745157 / 9780805745153 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argures that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books', described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a category separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children. Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multifaceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society. In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light creasing at top of rear panel near flap-fold, minor wear at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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