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1 Grossman, David. Translated from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman. LION'S HONEY: THE MYTH OF SAMSON.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2006 067697421X / 9780676974218 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
155 pp, 8" H. Volume V of the 'Myths Series'. "Samson the hero: a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? Or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfill his destiny? In 'Lion's Honey', award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson's famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all - including the only one he ever loved - Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson's final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines. In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today's suicide bombers." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
2 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE CHILDREN'S LIFE OF THE BEE., Maeterlinck, Maurice.  Selected and arranged by Alfred Sutro and Herschel Williams.
3 Maeterlinck, Maurice. Selected and arranged by Alfred Sutro and Herschel Williams. THE CHILDREN'S LIFE OF THE BEE.
New York Dodd, Mead 1930 Hard Cover Good Edward J. Detmold. 
192 pp, 8 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, pasted down colour picture on front board. Five colour plates, including frontispiece (all present). Chapter headings: On the Threshold of the Hive; The Swarm; The Foundation of the City; The Young Queens; The Massacre of the Males; The Progress of the Race. Light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, 1" tear at top margin of page leaf 87/88 - archivally taped, light lean to spine, slight bump at corners, browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning on spine and some loss to gold lettering on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE BROKEN ARK:  A BOOK OF BEASTS., Ondaatje, Michael, compiler.  John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al.
4 Ondaatje, Michael, compiler. John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al. THE BROKEN ARK: A BOOK OF BEASTS.
Toronto Oberon 1971 0887500501 / 9780887500503 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tony Urquhart. 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp.), 12" H. B&w illustrations. Contains: 'Good Company, Fine Houses' by John Newlove; 'The Egg' by Victor Coleman; 'Catbird' by John Glassco; 'Invocations' by Gwendolyn MacEwen; 'Honey' & 'Noctambule' by George Johnston; 'The Natural History of the Elephants' by Milton Acorn; 'Slug in Woods' by Earle Birney; 'Love Story' by Phyllis Webb; 'On the 24th of May' by D.G. Jones; 'Horses' by Joan Finnegan; 'Dobbin' by George Bowering; 'The Bull Moose' by Alden Nowlan; 'Cain' by Irving Layton; 'Mountain Oysters' by Pat Lane; 'Man' by David McFadden; 'Killer Whale' by bill bissett; 'Stories of Snow' by P.K. Page; 'The Beavers of Renfrew' by Al Purdy; 'Birds for Janet, The Heron' by Michael Ondaatje; 'Dreams of the Animals' by Margaret Atwood; and 'On the Way to the Vivarium' by Stuart MacKinnon. Bump to top corner of front board, very small bump to bottom corner og both boards, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, blank bookplate on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - includes a few very small tears and chips, slight fading to color on spine and across top 2" of jacket, a few small areas of light soiling marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
New York Harmony 2088 0307381129 / 9780307381125 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Patricia Wynne. 
325 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings. "(Z)oologist Bill Schutt takes readers on an entertaining voyage into the world of some of nature's strangest creatures - the sanguivores. Using a sharp eye and mordant wit, (he) makes a remarkably persuasive case that vampire bats, leeches, ticks, bed bugs, and other vampires are as deserving of our curiosity as warmer and fuzzier species are - and that many of them are even worthy of conservation. He takes us from rural Trinidad to the jungles of Brazil to learn about some of the most reviled, misunderstood, and marvelously evolved animals on our planet: vampire bats. Schutt also tracks the history of medicinal leech use. Once employed by the tens of millions to drain perceived excesses of blood, today the market for these ancient creatures is booming once again - but for very different reasons. Among the other blood feeders we meet are bed bugs, or 'ninja insects' (and he) also details our dangerous and sometimes deadly encounters with ticks, chiggers, and mites (the latter implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder - currently devastating honey bees worldwide). Then there are the truly wierd - vampire finches. And if you thought piranha were scary, some people believe that the candiru (or willy fish) is the best reason to avoid swimming in the Amazon. Enlightening, alarming, and appealing to our delight in the bizarre, 'Dark Banquet' peers into a part of the natural world to which we are, through our blood, inextricably linked." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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