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THE MODERNISATION OF JAPAN, 1918-70:  A STUDY IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME THREE., Conly, C.A.  Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor.
1 Conly, C.A. Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor. THE MODERNISATION OF JAPAN, 1918-70: A STUDY IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME THREE.
Reed Education, Wellington, New Zealand, 1977. 
48 pp, oblong soft cover (7 3/4" H x 8 1/2" D). ISBN 0589045717 B&w photographs, map, reproductions, tables, graphs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword: Author's Note; Japan in 1918: The Tokugawa Period - The Meiji Restoration; Japan's Economy Between the Wars: Post-war Problems - Trade Unions Between the Wars - Agricultural Workers - Intellectuals - The Zaibatsu - The New Militarism - Japan Suffers but Weathers the Great Depression; Japan's Economy since 1945: Occupation Polici e s - J a p a n's Assimilation of the Occupation "Revolution"; Japan Faces the 'Seventies; Further Reading. Interior - very light browning to edges of pages, cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - ver y li g ht ed ge w ea r. very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EXPATRIATES AND PATRIOTS:  AMERICAN ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, AND WRITERS IN EUROPE., Earnest, Ernest.
2 Earnest, Ernest. EXPATRIATES AND PATRIOTS: AMERICAN ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, AND WRITERS IN EUROPE.
Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1968, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A considerable amount of our literary and social criticism has been based on the premise that during much of our history the United States has been inhospitable to the intellectual and the a rtist. The term 'exile' has been used frequently and Henry James has been pictured as the prime victim. The present study is a detailed examination of a selected number of representative writers, artists, and intellectuals who spent a con s i d e r a b l e amount of time abroad. Its purpose is to determine the extent to which they were 'exiled', and especially to learn what they had to say about the contrast between the American and European scenes....Those discussed are Irving, Ti ck no r, B an cr of t, C ogswell, Cooper, Morse, Greenough, Powers, Allston, Story, Fuller, Hawthorne, James, Frederic, and Wharton. In a special chapter devoted to the unique problems of the expatriates of the 1920's, such figures as Stein, Hemi ngw ay, Cr owl ey, Fi tzg era ld, and the Crosbys are included...." Very small light stain at bottom corner of pages 194 and 195, minor browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is pric e cl ippe d, h as l ight bro wnin g on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AND THE SPANISH., Epton, Nina.
3 Epton, Nina. LOVE AND THE SPANISH.
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
 
 
4 Grimstad, Kari. (Karl Kraus.) MASKS OF THE PROPHET: THE THEATRICAL WORLD OF KARL KRAUS.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1982), Ist edition. 
297 pp, 8vo, HC. This book has been rebound by a binder who worked at the University of Toronto in dark red half-leather, with five raised bands on spine, gilt lettering/design, marbled boards and tooling - making it an attractive gift copy. B&w p hotos. "(A) detailed chronological study of Kraus's intellectual activity as reflected in his work on the theatre. The results are presented in five chapters, each dealing with a different 'mask' adopted by Kraus during the period 1892-1936. G r i m stad considers not only threatre and drama criticism in Die Fackel and Kraus's dramatic writing, but also biographical data, to help uncover the rationale of his work...This volume will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of t he atre criticism, comparative literature, German literature, and Jewish intellectual history." Faint marking to front endpapers, slight darkening to leather around author's name, tiny chip from edge of marbled paper on front board near spine . V ery Go od. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A PATTERN FOR HISTORY., Lower, Arthur R.M.
5 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
 
 
THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS:  A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., MacKenzie, Jeanne.
6 MacKenzie, Jeanne. THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS: A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1986, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 070112847X B&w photographs, maps, family trees. " 'It seems that our generation at Balliol is doomed', Patrick Shaw Stewart wrote to Lady Desborough from Gallipoli. 'If I live throug h this war I shall be almost without friends'. He was in fact the last to die of the close-knit, brilliantly clever and engagingly vivacious group that included Raymond Asquith, Julian and Billy Grenfell, Edward Horner, Charles Lister, Ego a n d Y v o Charteris. Children of the Souls, the bright collection of late Victorian aristocrats, these young men were brought up together at Eton and Oxford; with such friends as Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Duff Cooper, John Buchan, Diana Co op er an d Ru p ert Brooke, they were becoming part of the Edwardian elite, moving from one fashionable ball or country house party to the next, meeting politicians and poets and beginning careers in the City, in the law and public service. In thi s m ovi n g g ro up po rtrait, which is based on many unpublished letters, both to and about each other, Jeanne MacKenzie tells of a happy youth and blighted manhood which epitomises the epic tragedy of the twentieth century. It is a story of ruin ous roma nt icis m w hos e i m plications stretch far beyond the brief lives of this 'lost generation'." Light to moderate browning to pages, one or two pages with tiny foxing marks, moderate browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkl i ng at top /bott om of sp ine, tin y te ar and crease at top edg of page 109 - archivally taped, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, tiny gold offset on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of sp in e and flap- folds. V ery Go od-/V ery G ood 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND WILSON:  A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME., Paul, Sherman.
7 Paul, Sherman. EDMUND WILSON: A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966, second printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This first book-length intellectual biography and assessment of the career of Edmund Wilson not only is revealing about one of our most eminent men of letters but also a contribution to our literary and cultural history....Literary critic, social reporter, travel writer, poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, chronicler and historican - (Wilson) perhaps is the last of the great professionals, the genuine 'litterateurs'. Sherm an Paul traces Wilson's life, work, and role in the three cultural phases of recent American history: 1912-29, the 1930's, and the 1940's to the present time....Paul reveals what and who influenced Wilson and vice versa....He also extracts t h e e n d u ring themes from Wilson's works, such as his feeling for human motivation and the common good, his moral touchstone of decency, his psychological approach to history, his notion of creativity and the individual, and his long, but rec e nt ly b i tt er l ov e affair with the United States....Edmund Wilson is an important and interesting figure in our literary history. Since his work in many ways reflects the consciousness of his and our generation, it can be read, as it is her e, bo th bio gr aph ica lly an d historically." Light to moderate browning to endpapers - heavy at inside hinges, minor browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy brow nin g, v ery sma ll clos ed t ear, min or edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF SICILY:  MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713., Smith, Denis Mack.
8 Smith, Denis Mack. A HISTORY OF SICILY: MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713.
Dorset Press, New York, 1988. 
Paging runs 241 - 583 (continues from the companion volume "Medieval Sicily 800-1713"), 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880292385 B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Three Experiments in Foreign Government 1713-1765 (Rule from Turin - Rule from Vienna - Trade and Industry under the Austrians - Naples and the Sicilian Parliament); Society and the Englightenment: The Eighteenth Century (Cereals and the Economy - Land Tenure and the Road System - The Nobility - Bandits a n d t h e L a w - Intellectuals and Reform); Revolution and Reform 1770-1800 (The Palermo Revolt of 1773 - The Viceroyalty of Caracciolo 1781-1786 - The Partial Success of Reform); Later Bourbon Sicily 1800-1837 (British Intervention - The Const it ut io n o f 18 1 2 - Restoration and Revolution 1816-1821 - Reform and Reaction); The Economy 1750-1850 (Commerce - Industry - Agriculture - Restraints on Economic Development); The Risorgimento 1837-1860 (Dislike of Naples - The Revolution of 1 848 -18 49 - The E nd of t he Bourbons - Garibaldi); Italian Sicily 1860-1890 (Union with Italy - Repression and Revolt - The "Southern Problem" - Society and the Economy); The Failure of Parliamentarism 1880-1922 (Crispi and the Fasci Rebellion - Th e Ma fia a nd P oli tic al Cor rup tion - Giolitti and the Economy - Liberalism in Crisis); Sicily Since 1922 (Mussolini - World War and Its Aftermath - Sicilian Autonomy). Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has ver y lig ht wr inkl ing at t op o f re ar hing e, v ery minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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