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41 Edmond, Lauris. BONFIRES IN THE RAIN.
Bridget Williams, (Wellington, 1991). 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. The second volume of New Zealand poet Lauris Edmond's autobiography. "For Lauris Edmond this was married life in its time of greatest fulfilment, with six children in a small New Zealand country town in the fifties. They were rich years, full of laughter and friendship and solidity - the way, she supposed, women's lives were meant to be. But dreams and expectations change, the experiences of loss and uncertainty impinge, and as the sixties became the seventies the world shifted on its axis. Women everywhere were questioning the old, familiar loyalties; for Lauris there was no ignoring the promptings of a talent - and a way of being - too long supressed...the remarkable account of a woman's journey from conformity to a tentative and painful independence; of the growth and death of a marriage, and the questioning and discovery of self. Eloquent and assured, this is autobiography at its most revealing, and confirms Lauris Edmonds as an outstanding prose writer." Interior - slight waviness to top of approx. pages 170 - 225, previous owners name on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two soft creases on front cover, book slightly cocked, spine uncreased. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
FELIX HOLT, THE RADICAL., Eliot, George.  (Mary Anne Evans.)
42 Eliot, George. (Mary Anne Evans.) FELIX HOLT, THE RADICAL.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Harold Piffard. 
574 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 illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Set in the English Midlands at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832, a story of politics, elections (and election tampering), hidden identities and romance. Very light browning to page margins and fore-edge and bottom of text block, very slight fading to spine colour, very light edge wear. Slipcase has light edge wear more at corners, a few small stains on bottom and back panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Cassell 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- B.S. Biro, dust jacket illustration. 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Spain is a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as of gay sinners. This sums up concisely and colourfully - as far as love can ever be summed up - what must be considered as the Spanish attitude to love both in the past and indeed at the present time, for it has changed remarkably little over the centuries, and only now has enlightened thought to some extent begun to free love from strangling conventions and taboos. This country has produced Don Juan the greatest lover of all time, one of the most passionate and violent of all love stories in 'Carmen', the Inquisition with its scenes of extreme punishment and tortured flesh, the charming court-ship rites like the Fiesta de San Antonio, and the tragic genius of Lorca, preoccupied with beauty and death. How is it possible to reconcile the passionate guitar-playing majo with the cold, unyielding figure of the Inquisitor? Miss Epton gives us the answer - no easy achievement, for the Spaniards have never been inclined to communicate personal feelings about love either in their art or in their literature, and this reticence and pride still persists. She has met every type of Spaniard, from intellectuals to prostitutes, from students to doctors, and she has questioned them tactfully but ruthlessly. As a result, she has laid bare the myth of Romantic Spain, revealing the fundamental difference between Galicia, more tolerant of human weakness, and the severer South, which is one of the most striking character-istics of love in Spain." Light fading to top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and very light on flap-folds, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
44 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
45 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
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS.  AN EVERY-DAY STORY., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Victoria Glendinning.
47 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Victoria Glendinning. WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. AN EVERY-DAY STORY.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Alexy Pendle. 
678 pp, 9 1/2" H. Blue and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with dark blue lettering, dark blue endpapers. 19 b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in the 'Cornhill Magazine' between August 1864 and January 1866, "(t)his edition follows the text of Pam Morris's edition, published by Penguin Books Ltd in 1996, with minor emendations." The story of a young woman, Molly Gibson, only child of Dr. Gibson, set in the English Midlands in the early days of the 19th century. Molly must learn to navigate society, adapt to a new stepmother and stepsister and deal with the emotional turmoil of suitors, family and friendships. The book was unfinished at Mrs. Gaskell's death in November, 1865. Very slight rubbing on title block. Slipcase has very light rubbing on one side panel, two panels with very tiny white mark. 
Price: 35.00 USD
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
244 pp, 252 pp, 232 pp - 3 volumes, 9" H, bound in blocked printed parchment (colour illustrations on front boards), gilt lettering on spines. Volumes 1 & 3 have map endpapers, all three volumes have colour and b&w plates. Red slipcase with gilt titling on one side. Volume 1 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Troyes: 1250; A Burgher's Home; A Medieval Housewife; Childbirth and Children; Weddings and Funerals; Small Business; Big Business; The Doctor; The Church; The Cathedral; Schools and Scholars; Books and Authors; The New Theatre; Disasters; Town Govern-ment; The Champagne Fair; After 1250; Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Volume 2 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Elton; The Village Emerges; The English Village: Elton; The Lord; The Villagers: Who They Were; The Villagers: How They Lived; Marriage and the Family; The Village at Work; The Parish; Village Justice; The Passing of the Medi-eval Village; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Volume 3 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Chepstow Castle; The Castle Comes to England; The Lord of the Castle; The Castle as a House; The Lady; The Household; A Day in the Castle; Hunting as a Way of Life; The Villagers; The Making of a Knight; The Castle at War; The Castle Year; The Decline of the Castle; Great Medieval Castles: A Geographical Guide; Glossary of Castle Terms; Glossary of Feudal Terms; Bibliography; Index. A few very tiny dents on some board edges, volume 2 has a tiny foxing mark on bottom of text block and very small faint foxing mark on fore-edge of each board. Slipcase has minor rubbing, and two very small soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Times / Henry Holt, New York, 2011, first edition. 
273 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780805091779 "(B)rings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of (Giridharadas') emigre family history and his childhood memories of India. Traveling th rough villages and small towns and big cities, he introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. As he finds his way in a country at once familiar and surprising, (he) writ e s i n vivid detail of India's own reinventions: how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are seizing hold of their destinies, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Throug h th e ir stories and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1976 0773502718 / 9780773502710 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Fair Pat Langan & George Gmelch, photographers. 
144 pp, 10" H. Maroon simulated leather boards with silver lettering on spine, silver wreath on front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, music notation. "Should they be called gypsies, tinkers, travellers or itinerants? What kind of life do these people with their horses and wagons really lead? Do they want to settle, and if so, will they be allowed to settle? Now the old ways have changed, with the introduction of the 'dole' money, government stopping sites, and the pressures from the settled community. This book starts on an historical note with a chapter 'Where did they come from?'; it looks at the old skills, the secret language, poverty and evictions. Then we look at horses and 'blockers', fortune telling and travelling habits. The move to the city of so many travellers has created enormous problems, and the author examines the difficulties of getting work, and how the travellers make a living in their new city environment. A chapter is devoted to family, and it examines marriage patterns, chidbirth, personality and education, and following it is an examination of relations with the 'Buffers' as the settled population is known. The book is illuminated with direct quotations from the traveller themselves as they tell their own story." Previous owner's name and stamp in ink - also an embossed name stamp on free front endpaper, minor wear at one corner. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear/creasing with a few edge tears and old tape on inside, moderate rubbing, small area of print offset on front panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES., Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor.  Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko.
51 Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor. Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko. THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES.
London, Ontario Russian Doll 1999 0968535801 / 9780968535806 Soft Cover Very Good + 
371 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w cartoons. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD., Goldsmith, Oliver.
52 Goldsmith, Oliver. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - 
315 pp, 16mo (6 2/16" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. In this work by the 18th century Irish author, a wealthy vicar is ruined by his business associate and forced to take a position in a secluded village. The dastardly local squire attempts to seduce one of his daughters and causes financial hardship to the family, before getting his comeuppance at the hands of his own servant. The myserious Mr. Burchell marries another daughter, after revealing himself as the kindly Sir William Thornhill, family finances are restored and all is well with the world. Light wear at top of spine and at corners, minor wear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of title page, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has moderate edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
DOCTOR IN LOVE., Gordon, Richard.
54 Gordon, Richard. DOCTOR IN LOVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1957, first edition. 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. In this latest installment in the 'Doctor' series, "Gordon soon discovers that a busy practitioner needs a wife as much as a stethoscope. As his other friend, Tony Benskin, observes, 'The patients don 't like you messing about with their wives unless they know you've got one of your own at home'. And of course there has to be someone to answer the telephone, open the door, keep the N.H.S. records, cook the dinner, do the laundry - and pro t e c t h i m from some of his female patients. Dr Gordon's only worry is that the right girl will turn up. She does, but only after an unfortunate love affair which should illustrate to patients the dangers of failling for the same nurse as thei r do ct or . He proposes, is accepted, and soon comes to the conclusion that a couple who can survive the preparations for their wedding can overcome pretty well everything in their married life to come. Despite relatives and real estate, solicit or s a nd sal es m en, bridesmaids and builders, and the doubtful though undoubted assistance of his friends, Dr Gordon finally marries the girl - but only just." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with small corner crease, light fin ger pri nt on v ers o of d edication page, previous owner's aname on front pastedown, tiny ink mark on free front end paper, minor bump at board corners light soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f spi ne and f lap- fo lds, a few tiny chips and one small tear - archivally taped, light rubbing, soiling and light stain on rear panel, light water mark on bottom inside edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE SPHERE.  ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 29, 1947.  VOL. CXCI NO. 2495., Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al.
55 Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al. THE SPHERE. ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER. NOVEMBER 29, 1947. VOL. CXCI NO. 2495.
London The Sphere 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good 
Paging runs 257 - 292, 13 3/8" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w, sepiatone and colour photographs. The wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip. Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light soft wrinkles on covers, small closed tear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom of front hinge, rubbing and a few tiny edge tears on rear cover, minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
56 Greenough, William Parker. "G. De Mountauban." CANADIAN FOLK-LIFE AND FOLK-LORE. (FOLKLORE)
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
199 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the George H. Richmond edition of 1897 - one of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, music notation. An affectionate look at Quebec and vicinity at the end of the 19th century. Contents: My Friends, the Habitants of Canada; Animal Life and Fish; Occupations; Amusements; The Church; Marriages and Festivities; The Feudal System; Changes in Type; Chansons Canadiennes (Canadian Songs); Language - Education; Conveyances; Some National Characteristics; A Winter Excursion. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Phaidon Press, London, 1948. 
362 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 112 b&w illustrations. "Against the background of the rich and creative period of the Renaissance, (Gregorovius) portrays one of its most notorious and elusive characters - Lucrezia Borgia. Surrounding her are shown the Borgia Pope himself, his son Cesare, his mistresses Vanozza and Giulia Farnese, the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara and many of the artists and writers of the time; all are etched in vividly against the colourful background... .(the) illustrations not only provide pictorial comment to the text, but also (give) a varied view of Renaissance civilization, especially of life in Rome and Ferrara." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges og textblock. Dus t j a c k e t has light edge wear, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soiling - tiny stain on spine, one small and two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Wm. Collins Sons, Toronto, 1945. 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "Amanda Glynn, dazzled into a mad infatuation for a modern 'prey-boy', Dion Brenford, is persuaded by her father to accept a distant post for six months to make sure of her feelings. The cure works, and she meets and finds real romance with Detective-Inspector Brook Richards of Scotland Yard. But, after her marriage, she is horrified to discover that he is in charge of the police proceedings to track down Brenford and his gang of social parasites. To A m a n d a , Dion is still the man who taught her the alphabet of love, even though he evaded the marriage service. She hates the thought of her husband being concerned with the arrest, and terrible charges for which Brenford is wanted. When Br e nf or d co me s to her flat for shelter, she is plunged into a terrible predicament. Shall she hide him? Shall she call the police?" Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks . Ex ter ior - bo o k slightly cocked, very light edge wear, a few small wrinkles on spine, two small soft corner creases, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
DON ALFONSO XIII:  A STUDY OF MONARCHY., H.R.H. Princess Pilar of Bavaria and Major Desmond Chapman-Huston.  Introuction by Aubrey F.G. Bell.
59 H.R.H. Princess Pilar of Bavaria and Major Desmond Chapman-Huston. Introuction by Aubrey F.G. Bell. DON ALFONSO XIII: A STUDY OF MONARCHY.
John Murray, London, 1931, first edition. 
436 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Family tree, b&w plates. "King Alfonso is one of the most outstanding figures now alive, in contemporary political history, in sport, and in social life. He is much beloved and equally disliked , as recent events in Spain have proved. This study, written by a very near relation, in collaboration with a well-known English author, shows the King as he really is, in public and in private life; it shows what his aims are, and how he h a s t r i e d to carry them out; and explains the present difficulties in Spain and the collapse of the monarchy. The authors, in writing this book, have had privileges and sources of information which have been given to no one else, and they h av e ha d p er so na l experience of the revolution. It is, therefore, essentially an authoritative work, as well as being immensely interesting both from the historic and the human points of view." Small label from book store on front pastedown, sl ig ht br own ing to re ar endpapers, very light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, foxing marks on top of textblock and on hinges, small stain/scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has ligh t to mo der ate edg e we ar/w rink lin g, two small chips and several small closed tears, very light browning, waviness on spine, light soiling/rubbing. Good+/Good 
Price: 55.00 USD
60 Haight, Elizabeth Hazelton, PhD. APULEIUS AND HIS INFLUENCE.
New York Longmans, Green 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
190 pp, 12mo (7 5/16" H), blue cloth with lettering and Greek key pattern in gold on spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Presenting Apuleius; The Age of the Antonines; The Life of Apuleius; The Writings of Apuleius; Apuleius in the Middle Ages; Apuleius the Writer of Romance from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Century; The Most Pleasaunt and Delectable Tale of the Marriage of Cupide and Psyches (Done in English); The Story of Cupid and Psyche in Art; Ave Atque Vale; Notes; Bibliography. One of the "Our Debt to Greece and Rome" series. Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, small light waterstain at bottom edge of pages - up to approx. page 35, tiny light stain at bottom of page 34, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, faint small water stain on bottom of text block, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two small liquid stains on rear board, small faint liquid mark on top edge gilt of textblock, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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