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DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
121 Walker, Doreen, editor. (Emily Carr.) DEAR NAN: LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1990 0774803487 / 9780774803489 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr. The letters date from 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer. In them she writes in colourful detail about her everyday activities, and discusses her painting - 'the biggest thing in my life'. There are outbursts of exasperation and anger as well as many indications of her caring, her warmth, her wisdom and her wit, and of her impatience with critics and poseurs; and they give insights into her various relationships with, among others, Lawren Harris, Ira Dilworth, Jack Shadbolt, Garnett Sedgewick, Dorothy Livesay, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. The correspondence between Cheney and Toms reveals how Carr was regarded at the time and attests to their mutual interest in the Vancouver art scene. As an active member Cheney relates gossip about the local art community, providing a very personal and often exceedingly critical view of the Vancouver art milieu of the time." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING., Watt, F.W.
122 Watt, F.W. IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING.
Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ontario, 1986. 
107 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0889840946 "The voice of these poems is distinctive. It can be heard and understood at once. It speaks with an unusual combination of rural candour and urban sophistication. It is tempered by a poignant awareness of seasonal dyings and renewals, but also by a wry recognition of human frailties, social deceptions and self-deceptions, the intensities and brevities of love - and by glimpses of the darker aspects of modern history that have touched the consciousness of us all. The book opens on a life pausing at mid-point: taking the measure of its losses and gains in a strongly-felt country scene that is bracing and nourishing. It then moves backwards in time and outwards in space to e x p l o r e t he span of places, people and experiences that have led up to this situtation. Each moment, each poem, can be taken on its own, or as part of a larger story. These are poems which hide their craft, while inviting the reader to ent er d ir ec tl y in t o the thoughtful meditations, the painful reassessments, the journeys and discoveries which the poet's imagination has recreated." Interior - Christmas gift inscription on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ow ner shi p m ark s. E xte ri or - light fading to spine and hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MR. BRITLING.  (MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH.), Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)
123 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) MR. BRITLING. (MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Noel Syers. 
373 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, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. "The Essex summer of 1914 is long and hot, with the brightness of that sunshine one sees at times at the edge of a thunderstorm. At Matching's Easy the famous writer Mr Britling harangues his American guest, drives his car furiously into hedges of honeysuckle and dog-rose, rounds up his weekend visitors for day-long hockey matches and night-long parties and makes moonlight dashes across the country to his demanding mistress. But at night he lies awake and broods, and the storm begins to break: Germany marches into Belgium, the shadow of the trenches moves nearer to those he loves, and Mr Britling's irrepressible spirit is thrown into darkness and confusion. The slaughter may be across the Channel, but in this intensely moving novel, written at the height of the conflict, H.G. Wells exposes the pain at home - the heartache of Mr Britling in his study, seeing it through." Previous owner's name and date (1936) in ink on rear of frontispiece - minor ink offset on adjacent page, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Slipcase has very light corner wear, minor rubbing, tiny dent on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TONO-BUNGAY., Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)  Introduction by C.M. Joad.
124 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) Introduction by C.M. Joad. TONO-BUNGAY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
354 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 frontispiece and three pages of reproductions of drawings by author. George Ponderevo becomes disillusioned with life after spending seven years promoting his uncle's patent medicine, Tono-Bungay, a product he considers "a damned swindle". Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Slipcase has light edge war, small repair at top rear edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS., West, Paul.
125 West, Paul. SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS.
Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York, 1996, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879516666 "Taking as his point of departure the sexual obsessions and initiation of the poet John Milton, Paul West elucidates the psychology of an artist who would come to create the most e nduring and compelling work of Western civilization on the subject of Original Sin. But that all comes later. Now young Milton is a Cambridge student, a virgin, intoxicated by the power of words and the stories of myth - and especially th e m y t h o f Amaryllis, the shepherdess in Virgil. When he meets her on a crowded London street, and is led mutely to her odd dwelling, hung with the dripping animals skins and shared with a philosophizing, castrated expert on plague remedies, he en co un te r s a living myth so powerful as to make his earlier learning - his religion, really - pale by comparison. Is she a prostitute? A witch? A myth sprung to life? All that and more, as she invites Milton to use her as his Muse. Bri lli a nt, co nfo und in g, a llegorical, and entertaining, (this book) holds the reader in thrall throughout with both its heady prose and astounding story." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES).  3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET., Wharton, Edith.
126 Wharton, Edith. FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES). 3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET.
New York D. Appleton 1924 Reprints Hard Cover Very Good Good+ E.C. Caswell, endpapers and dust jacket illustrations. 
Three volumes of the "Old New York" quintet - all are later printings, lacking the "1" on the last page - 7 5/8" H. **"The Old Maid (the 'Fifties')" is not included here.** Dark blue ribbed cloth, paper labels with gold lettering/decoration on spines and front boards, pictorial endpapers. Dust jackets have floral decoration and title blocks on spines and front covers with red lettering/decoration. 1. False Dawn - 143 pp. 2. The Spark - 109 pp. 3. New Year's Day - 160 pp. All books have very light edge wear, small faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling on top of text block, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - a little more on The Spark, False Dawn has a tiny ink mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jackets have very light browning on spines and flap-folds - and at top edges of flaps, a few small tears, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, False Dawn has a few tiny ink marks on front panel title block. All dust jackets are protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LAZY BEAR., Wildsmith, Brian.
127 Wildsmith, Brian. THE LAZY BEAR.
Franklin Watts, New York, 1974, first American edition. 
Unpaginated oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in brilliant color. "The bear was good friends with all his neighbors - until one day he found a woodcutter's wagon. For although he invited some of h is friends to share in his rides downhill he made them do all the pushing back to the top. It was the clever goat who finally showd the bear that the best way to enjoy his new possession was to share is ups and downs with his friends. An d w h e n t h e bear had learned his lesson they all played happily together." 1" x 18" surface paer loss and minor glue residue on front pastedown, minor glue residue at top/bottom of gutter of free endpapers, 2" very light glue residue removal m a rk w it h f ai nt s olver stains on rear pastedown, slight bump at top of spine and top/bottom corners of front board, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has two tears up to 2" on front panel, light browning at edges, lig ht ed ge wea r/ wr ink lin g/c reasing, soft crease down front panel, tiny tear on front flap, small piece of tape on fore-edge of rear flap. Colors are bright. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CONFLICT BEHAVIOR & LINKAGE POLITICS., Wilkenfeld, Jonathan, ed.  (Robert Burrowes, John N. Collins, Lewis A. Coser, Michael Haas, Leo A. Hazelwood, Warren R. Phillips; James N. Rosenau, R.J. Rummel, Bertram Spector, Richard H. Van Atta, Dina A. Zinnes, Johnathan Wilkenfeld.)
128 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan, ed. (Robert Burrowes, John N. Collins, Lewis A. Coser, Michael Haas, Leo A. Hazelwood, Warren R. Phillips; James N. Rosenau, R.J. Rummel, Bertram Spector, Richard H. Van Atta, Dina A. Zinnes, Johnathan Wilkenfeld.) CONFLICT BEHAVIOR & LINKAGE POLITICS.
David McKay, New York, 1973. 
388 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This volume brings together research being conducted on the foreign conflict behavior of nations from a linkage perspective. Foreign conflict behavior is viewed as an outcome of several pos sible inputs, among them domestic conflict behavior, domestic stress, level of economic development, as well as systemic considerations. Several essays which deal with the relationship between domestic and international behavior from a the o r e t i c a l perspective lay the groundwork for the data-based studies which then make up the core of the volume. Aggregate and event data are utilized in a variety of statistical models. The book concludes with exploratory work on domestic co nf li ct b eh av io r a s explained by external conditions." Very small light mark and small red pen mark on bottom of textblock - not a remainder mark, slight bump across spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of sp ine an d f lap -fo lds , a few tiny edge tears, slight fading to spine color, small bump across spine with tiny closed puncture. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONALITY SURGEON., Wilson, Colin.
129 Wilson, Colin. THE PERSONALITY SURGEON.
Sevenoaks, Kent New English Library 1985 0450060403 / 9780450060403 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
339 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). "When Charlie Peruzzi is called upon to deliver a paper on his cousin's behalf at a psychologists' convention in London, it marks the beginning of an exciting departure from his routine as a general practitioner in South London. Charlie's first public engagement is exciting not only because it involves his first stay in a five-star hotel, nor because he is able to save the life of an attractive air hostess who attempts suicide in the room next to his. It is because of an idea, until then only hovering at the back of his mind, developed during his discussions and observations at the convention, which is to revolutionise not only Charlie's life, but the whole way of thinking of psychologists and patients alike, bringing the computer into the psychiatrist's surgery and the detective's office. In an exciting novel, by turns touching and funny, we follow the progress of this remarkable young man, charting his successes, meeting his patients, becoming involved in their relationships and seeing how Charlie's 'personality surgery' transforms their lives. (B)oth a detective story and a moving and very human novel told with the skill and confidence of the master." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front cover, light browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge creasing, light browning to top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE., Wolfe, Donald H.
130 Wolfe, Donald H. THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE.
Little, Brown, London, 1998, first British edition. 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316640190 B&w photographs. "The brevity and discrepancies of the initial investigation, the unexplained silence of several key witnesses and the rumours sparked by her relationships with the Kennedy brothers have consistently raised suspicions that the events of Saturday August 4th 1962 did not end as they were officially documented - in the suicide of the world's most famous woman. Now, in this major new investigation, Donald H. Wolfe has succeeded where so many other writers have failed. With the testimony of the two witnesses, John Miner and Norman Jefferies, who always seemed to possess potentially explosive information but had never previously come forward, Wol f e assembles conclusive evidence proving that Marily Monroe was murdered. He not only names her killer and specifies the cause of death, but identifies the men who, acting upon the 'National Security Matter' surrounding Marilyn, orchestrated the su bs e quent cover-up - From the opening description of the lifeless body to the moment-by-moment account of her final days and hours, (this book) explodes every myth concerning her remarkable life and tragic death. It is a truly gripping portrait of on e of the most shocking crimes of the century." Book lightly cocked, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE., Young, Catherine.
131 Young, Catherine. STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE.
Mother Press, Mildmay, Ontario, 1990. 
279 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969490801 "Suzanne is freshly out of a squirelly marriage, doing the two-step around loneliness, rejection, lust and more mess. Three children give her reason to get up in the morning, the singles' dance provides reason to stay up late, and the interactions between dancers three sandwiches short of a picnic, are almost enough for Suzanne to lose reason altogether. To know Suzanne is to love yourself." Interior - clean and tight with no p r e v i o u s o wnership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump at top of rear hinge, slight bump at bottom of spine, slight fading and browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
CAUGHT IN THE NET:  HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY., Young, Kimberly S.
132 Young, Kimberly S. CAUGHT IN THE NET: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998, first edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0471191590 "Internet addiction is real. Like alcoholism, drug addiction, or compulsive gambling, it has devastating effects on the lives of addicts and their families: divorce, job loss, fal ling productivity at work, failure in school, and, in extreme cases, criminal behavior. The problem has already reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the number of 'netaholics' continues to grow rapidly as more households a n d b u s i n esses go on-line....(In this book the author) shares the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse. Often using the words of the Internet addicts themselves, she presents the stories of dozens of lives that were shattered b y an o v er wh el mi ng compulsion to surf the Net, play MUD games, or chat with distant and invisible neighbors in the timeless limbo of cyberspace. Why is the Internet so seductive? What are the warning signs of Internet addiction? Is recovery p oss ibl e? D r. You ng ans wers these questions and more. She provides a questionnaire to help Net users determine whether they are addicts, and offers concrete steps to help problem users regulate Internet usage and devise a more balanced pla ce for it i n t heir da ily liv es. For Internet addicts as well as their parents, spouses, friends, and employers, (it) offers guidance on where and how to seek help from counselors, therapists, and other professionals who take this affliction se rio usly . Fo r me ntal heal th p rofe ssio nals, this book provides insights into the nature and causes of Internet addiction and encourages (them) to expand their addiction recovery programs to address the specific problems of Internet addicts." Lig ht wr inklin g at top o f spi ne, s catte red f aint liquid marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, and very light wrinkling along top edge, light water mark at top edge of front panel near flap-fol d. V ery Go od/Very Good - 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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