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KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE.  CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9., Hall, Amy Laura.  (Soren Kierkegaard.)
21 Hall, Amy Laura. (Soren Kierkegaard.) KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE. CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9.
Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge, 2002). 
222 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. "This is a major study of Kierkegaard and love. Amy Laura Hall explores Kierkegaard's description of love's treachery, difficulty, and hope, reading his 'Works of Love' as a text that both deciphers and complicates the central books in his pseudonymous canon: 'Fear and Trembling', 'Repetition', 'Either/Or', and 'Stages on Life's Way'. In all of these works, the characters are, as in real life, complex and incomplete, and the conclusions are perplexing. Hall argues that a spiritual void brings each text into being, and her interpretation is as much about faith as about love. In a style that is both scholarly and lyrical, she intimates answers to some of the puzzles, making a poetic contribution to ethics and the philosophy of religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL'S GRIN:  WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR., Harting, Toni.
22 Harting, Toni. THE DEVIL'S GRIN: WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR.
Toronto Self-published 2013 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
186 pp, 9" H. Signed on title page: "Toni Harting / 31 May (?) 13". B&w photographs, map. "(A)ims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of civilian concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies colony in Southeast Asia. The book also portrays the story of a young Dutch teenage boy developing into an eighteen-year-old man under brutal circumstances as a civilian prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies. The story is formatted not as a conventional detailed memoir but as an information-presenting, journalistic report inspired by, and to a large extent based on, my own experiences, observations, and thoughts as a civilian prisoner of war." Interior - light soft crease to fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two very small faint soiling marks on top of text block, one small light stain on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
23 Hartranft, Chip. THE YOGA-SUTRA OF PATANJALI. A NEW TRANSLATION WITH COMMENTARY.
Shambhala, Boston, 2003, Ist printing. 
151 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century C.E., the 'Yoga-Sutra' is a road map of human consciousness - and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: How we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering...also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the 'Yoga-Sutra' and its relevance for us today." Interior - previous owner's chop (stamp) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - corner creases on front cover, area of laminate missing on rear cover, light rubbing and small line indentations. G+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
24 Hayward, Jeremy W. SHIFTING WORLDS, CHANGING MINDS: WHERE THE SCIENCES AND BUDDHISM MEET.
New Science Library, Shambala, Boston, 1987, Ist ed. 
310 pp, lg 8vo (9" H), soft cover. An in-depth, non-technical analysis of the perceptual process, drawing on the latest data from cognitive science - the 'new science of mind'. Added to these are insights gained from the Buddhist practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. The results of this analysis and practice can free us from dependence on belief systems. We are presented with a genuine revolution in the understanding of consciousness, and the possibilities of awareness and compassion are revealed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased, tiny soft corner creases. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WAY TO LIFE:  AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING., Hoff, Benjamin.
25 Hoff, Benjamin. THE WAY TO LIFE: AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING.
Weatherhill, New York, (1981), Ist edition. 
86 pp, oblong 16mo (6 1/4" H x 9 1/8" D), hard cover (blue cloth with silver lettering on spine) in dust jacket. 16 color photographs. "These new and extremely creative versions (of the Tao Te Ching) by Benjamin Hoff, accompanied by an introduction to the basics of Taoist philosophy, bring the words of the sage to life once again. The Tao Te Ching, or Tao Virture Classic, concerns the working of Tao, the way or path to life in harmony with natural laws. The Tao Te Ching cautions us to seek wisdom rather than knowledge: 'Along the way to knowledge, many things are accumulated. Along the way to wisdom, many things are discarded'. In just this manner, Benjamin Hoff has succeeded in dispersing the mysteries surrounding this ancient text and in reducing the Taoist philosophy to a straightforward message, ever intriguing but no longer elusive. Such basic principles of Taoism as the uncarved block, the source, and the wu wei are given lucid definition. And in further accordance with the Taoist belief that words are an insufficient vehicle for conveying the meaning of Tao, sixteen color photographs are juxtaposed to selected passages, reflecting their essential truth..." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE., Holmes, John Clellon.
26 Holmes, John Clellon. NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE.
Andre Deutsch, 1968, first U.K. edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....an account of living and writing by one of the Beat generation, a friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others less famous but no less interesting and significant - and it makes nonsense of the game of 'generationing' by speaking to everyone, anywhere. It begins with four intimate portraits: Ginseberg, Kerouac, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman, whom John Clellon Holmes met in his early twenties and recognized at once as people he wanted to know well. It was not long before they had all been labelled 'the Beats', but a label is only what the outsider sees. Here we are shown the living reality to which it was attached and are told what it felt like to wear it - and to peel i t off, which is what, as he approached his forties, Mr Holmes discovered that he had done. He is without pomposity and doesn't tell us what we expect to read. He remebers what it was like to sigh after Carole Lombard and to long to be Hum p h r e y B o g art, as well as what it was like to learn how to write. He remembers what his friends brought home from the grocer as well as what they said about communism and sexual freedom. Summing up the sexual revolution, he digs into the ex pe ri en ce o f l iv in g it and makes generalisations seem empty. Pondering on Kennedy's assassination he produces from his personal reaction an interpretation of Oswald so preceptive that it jolts. And assessing the nature of a writer's life a nd the ro le of sp oke sma n, he comes quickly to the conclusion that 'fame, ambition, ego - more and more they seem like husks to me, sad husks housing frightened twitter'. Having made his declaration at the frontier of middle age, he is ready to go his own wa y f or his own rea sons, a wise man and an impressive writer...." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-fold areas, light rubbing , mi nor b rowni ng. Ver y G ood/ Very Goo d- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
27 Horwood, Harold. Foreword by Farley Mowat. DANCING ON THE SHORE: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT ANNAPOLIS BASIN.
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MODELLING HISTORIC RAILWAYS., Jenkinson, David.
28 Jenkinson, David. MODELLING HISTORIC RAILWAYS.
Guild, London, (1985), Book Club Associates. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, plans. "...(the author) uses personal experience to show that the creation of a consistent layout, far from being constricting, is, in fact, the most rewarding form of railway modelling. Taking the popular Settle and Carlisle line as his example, the author describes his search for a modelling philosophy, the need for discrimmination and to establish objectives, and how to undertake the necessary research. The research becomes as important and as fascinating as the modelling itself, and the end result is far more satisfying to the modeller and onlooker alike." Faint cigarette odor, light soiling to front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. VG/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
29 Kapleau, Philip. Edited by Rafe Martin. STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF ZEN. ELEVEN CLASSIC KOANS AND THEIR INNER MEANING.
Shambhala, Boston, 2001, Ist printing. 
173 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "...focuses on koans that illuminate fundamental issues of the spiritual life. While koans may be said to be uniquely Zen, in (Roshi) Kapleau's explorations they start to become as familiar, everyday, and relevant as the q uestions we ponder in one form or another all our lives: Why was I born? Why must I die? How can I find an end to suffering?..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, spine flat and u n c r e a s e d . V G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES., Kenney, Gerard.
30 Kenney, Gerard. LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
193 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028027 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Recounts a journey that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec. One day, the journey will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build a lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have resulted in the author's personal philosophy, which was inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. (He) shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with the people and the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
31 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
32 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHINESE THEORIES OF LITERATURE., Liu, James J.Y.
33 Liu, James J.Y. CHINESE THEORIES OF LITERATURE.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975. 
197 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226486923 "This book is the first comprehensive treatment in a Western language of traditional Chinese theories of literature, and the first in any language to analyze these theories in a ne w conceptual framework. James J.Y. Liu focuses on Chinese theories about the nature and functions of literature. The design of his work is primarily analytical and hermeneutical, although historical as well, and it opens a new area of stu d y t o W e s tern literary scholars....His work should be of interest not only to students of Eastern literature, but to comparativists and general literary theorists as well." Slight waviness to edges of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of te xt bl o ck . Du st j acket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears and chips, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A PATTERN FOR HISTORY., Lower, Arthur R.M.
34 Lower, Arthur R.M. A PATTERN FOR HISTORY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771053746 / 9780771053740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)estores history to its status as a living art, encompassing the major epochs from the time of Judaism to the present, not as a chronicle of dates and events, but as major cycles in the tides of human destiny. (Lower's) aim is to fix western man's present position in the course of time and the flux of history, and further, to discern the probable future of humankind in the gradual unfolding of large-scale trends and movements. Ranging over the beginnings, developments and ends of cultures through the centuries, (he) comes to a view of the present as a revolutionary age, prelude to imminent chaos." Chapter headings: Introduction; "The Spirit of the Age"; Judaism - I; Judaism - II; The Classical World; Early Christianity; The World Turned Upside Down - Part I; The World Turned Upside Down - Part II; The Great Age of Faith; Cross Seas and Sudden Storms: From Faith to Doubt; The Great Divide; Pandora's Box; Calm After Storm; Calm After Storm: The Englightenment; Years of Ferment; Years of Ferment: Bubbles Everywhere; Century of Hope; Secular Religion; Century of Hope: Mid-Century Battle; The Earthly Paradise in Sight; Making God in Man's Image; From Past to Present; A World Adrift; Prelude to Chaos?; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light to minor elsewhere, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE.  SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL., Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev.
35 Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev. SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE. SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lucile Hoskins (?) / affectionately / D. Bruce Macdonald / Feb. 4, 1947". "The Reverend D. Bruce MacDonald had the high gift of being able to impart to boys the wisdom they needed to become men. These Sunday evening talks in St. Andrew's College Chapel (Aurora, Ontario) preserve for the record the rich, restless, striving, soul-satisfying philosophy which Dr. MacDonald (headmaster of the College) taught." Areas of heavy browning on front endpapers, light browning on rear endpapers, very light browning to page edges, small area of waviness at bottom edge of prelimianet pages, light edge wear, light dust staining/faint watermarks to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, a 2 1/2" triangular piece missing from rear panel, closed tears on spine with old tape repairs, light small water marks on spine, scratches on rear panel, now in removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHAT HAVE THE GREEKS DONE FOR MODERN CIVILISATION?  THE LOWELL LECTURES OF 1908-09., Mahaffy, John Pentland.
36 Mahaffy, John Pentland. WHAT HAVE THE GREEKS DONE FOR MODERN CIVILISATION? THE LOWELL LECTURES OF 1908-09.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, NEw York, 1910, 2nd printing. 
263 pp + ads, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Contents: Preface; Introductory; Greek Poetry; Greek Prose; Greek Art - I: Architecture and Sculpture; Greek Art - II: Pa inting and Music; Science: Grammar - Logic - Mathematics - Medicine; Politics - Sociology - Law; Higher Thinking, Philosophy, Speculative and Practical Theology. A few pages with light wrinkle, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, one slight corner bump, a few very faint finger marks on boards, small area of minor fading on spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
37 Mao Tse-Tung. Translated and with introduction by Brigadier General Samuel B. Griffith, USMC (Ret.). MAO TSE-TUNG ON GUERRILLA WARFARE.
Praeger, New York, 1961, book club edition. 
114 pp + appendix (8 pp), 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In 1937, Mao Tse-tung, in retreat after ten years of battling the Nationalist troops of Chiang Kai-shek, wrote a succinct pamphlet that has become one of the most influential doc uments of our time. This treatise, the first systematic analysis of guerrilla warfare, established Mao as the architect of a new method of warfare. Within the last two decades, Mao's study has become the basic textbook for waging Communist r e v o l u t ionary warfare in underdeveloped and emergent areas throughout the world. It provided the strategy for Ho Chi Minh's protracted campaigns in Indochina and for Castro's successful Cuban revolution." Ink name and notation on half-title p ag e, l ig ht w rinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
38 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS., McNair, Frank.
39 McNair, Frank. IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS.
American Management Association, New York, 2000, 3rd printing. 
154 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0814405177 "If you're a manager, your plate is probably full to overflowing. You've got to set a vision for your organization, then articulate it for your employees. You've got to pai nt realistic targets, then create an environment where employees will meet those targets. You've got to teach and coach, measure performance, and offer rewards. And sooner or later - you've got to ask 'em to work! This is a simple, pithy m a n a g e m e nt truth, but one that can radically simplify your life and dramatically improve your performance. Now, Frank McNair, an experienced businessman and self-declared 'reductionist', distills twenty years of close observation into a set o f me mo ra bl e ma xims (119 in all!) for managing smartly." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
40 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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