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1 Beloff, Max. Preface by H. Noel Fieldhouse. THE BALANCE OF POWER. BEATTY MEMORIAL LECTURES.
Montreal McGill University Press 1967 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
73 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Preface; Foreword; The Partition of Europe and Afterwards; Post-Imperial Asia; International Organizations: Records and Prospects. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small dent on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998.  THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS.  NUMBER ONE., Chambers, Douglas.
2 Chambers, Douglas. THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998. THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS. NUMBER ONE.
Toronto Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections 1998 092060143X / 9780920601433 Limited Edition Near Fine 
30 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w frontispiece. Limited to an edition of 500 copies. The text of a lecture given by Douglas Chambers "on the travel diary of Francis Godolphin, the 'Boy on a Horse', who was the grandson of John Evelyn. It is the first travel journal in English written by a child, and we are privileged to enjoy it with as rich and knowledgeable an authority as Douglas Chambers". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
3 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 County Borough of Southend-on-Sea Education Committee. MUNICIPAL COLLEGE PROSPECTUS OF SENIOR DEPARTMENTS, 1938-1939. (SOUTHEND-ON-SEA.)
Southend-on-Sea Central Office / County Borough of Southend-on-Sea 1938 Good 
91 pp, 8 1/2" H. Cream-coloured paper covers with yapp edges, black lettering on front cover. Contents: Index; General Information; Special Lectures; Architecture; Art, Crafts and Design; Home Crafts and Domestic Science; Building and Building Crafts; Engineering and Applied Science; Commerce; Professional Training; Modern Languages; General Education; Recreative and Cultural Activities. Each section (General Information, Department of Architecture, etc.) is preceded by a contents page of its own on thicker, coloured stock. Interior - slight bump/curl at bottom corner of pages, staples are rusty, last page has pulled away from staples but is holding firmly. Exterior - creasing, tiny tears and light wear at yapp edges of covers; small tear at bottom of front hinge; tiny stain on front hinge; faint water stain at top of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS AND HISTORY.  PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13., Downs, Robert B.  Foreword by Herbert Goldhor.
5 Downs, Robert B. Foreword by Herbert Goldhor. BOOKS AND HISTORY. PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13.
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science 1974 0878450394 / 9780878450398 First Edition Very Good - No Jacket - (as issued) 
83 pp, 9 1/4" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. The text of four Windsor lectures in librarianship. Contents: Who's On First? The Genesis of Certain Great Scientific Concepts; Historical Reputations Reappraised; Impact of Books on American History; The Great American Success Story; Index. Slight bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading on front board at fore-edge and top edge, tiny soiling mark on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LISTENING TO VOICES.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TEN., Doyle, Brian.
6 Doyle, Brian. LISTENING TO VOICES. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TEN.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1997 Limited Edition Near Fine 
Unpaginated, 8 1/2" H. B&w frontispiece. The text of a lecture by Brian Doyle, Canadian children's book author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
7 Fortescue, J.W. MILITARY HISTORY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1914, first edition. 
207 pp + ads, 6 5/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Military History: Its Scope and Definition; British Military History; British Coloni al Campaigns; British Campaigns in India; Index. Moderate to heavy browning on free endpapers - light on pastedowns, very light browning to pages, edges of textblock browned, light soiling and browning to boards, very light edge wear, lig h t w r i n k l i ng at top of spine, lightfading/browning to spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES.  LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION., Frecker, G. A.   Foreword by W. P. Thompson.
8 Frecker, G. A. Foreword by W. P. Thompson. EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES. LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION.
Toronto W.J. Gage 1956 Very Good Very Good- 
112 pp, 8vo (8" H). Publisher's reply card and business card laid in. Contents: Dr. G.A. Frecker: A Biographical Sketch; Lecture I: The Historical Background and Earlier Developments; Lecture II: Education for Our Times. Minor musty odor, fiant foxing marks on top of text block. Glassine dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, tiny stain on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTH BY 2000:  A COLLECTION OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION., Hargreaves, H.A.
9 Hargreaves, H.A. NORTH BY 2000: A COLLECTION OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION.
Toronto Peter Martin 1975 0887781195 / 9780887781193 First Edition. Very Good- Good- 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "The locales in 'North by 2000' are familiar. Joe Schulz, declared unalterably 'dead' through an error of the Continental Computer, wanders in increasing bafflement through the streets of Lambeth, Ontario, his ID card everywhere useless. Jason Berkley, arrested in Toronto, finds himself trapped in a 'school' in Alberta where he will begin a long and ingeniously-engineered rehabilitation programme. Benjamin Scroop, Spiritual Adivsor and technological wizard, is send to the far-northern mining community of Tundra City. University Television Central probes the prairie provinces of Old Canada to find the source of the mysterious 'voice' which has been sabotaging its Shakespeare lectures with a series of devastating questions - ." Light browning to pages, small date stamp on each of the rear endpapers, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint small stain and tiny pin prick on rear board, bump and tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing, moderate rubbing on panels, tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, creases at top edge of rear panel, tiny light stain on front panel at fore-edge, minor browning. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AN ARCTIC SKETCHBOOK.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, NOVEMBER 4, 1999.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TWELVE., Houston, James.
10 Houston, James. AN ARCTIC SKETCHBOOK. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, NOVEMBER 4, 1999. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TWELVE.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1999 0920601456 / 9780920601457 Limited Edition Near Fine James Houston. 
31 pp, 8 1/2" H. Limited to an edition of 500 copies. B&w illustrations from 'Tika'liktak' and 'The White Archer' by the author. The text of a lecture by James Houston - "Mr. Houston's distinguished career as an author, illustrator and artist began fifty years ago, and like the Arctic community whose creations he brought to the attention of the world, it has flourished ever since. The books Mr. Houston has written and illustrated have contributed to the international knowledge and appreciation of the rich culture and traditions of Canada's aboriginal peoples, and have achieved that particularly enviable status of being well-loved classics." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
11 Laffan, R.G.D. THE SERBS: THE GUARDIANS AT THE GATE.
New York Dorset 1989 0880294132 / 9780880294133 Reprint. Very Good Very Good 
299 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Maps. " 'The Serbs' was originally a series of lectures delivered by the renowned British historian R.G.D. Laffan. (His) lectures became so famous they were collected and published in book form. Out of print for many years, (this) is the classic book on an important and misunderstood people. Too many of us only know the Serbs as precipitators of World War I, when a Serbian nationalist assassinated Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand in 1914 causing Austria to declare war. But Serbian history is eventful and filled with intrigue. To give us one example, (the author) brings to brilliant life the Turkish war with Serbia in which the great Serbian nobility was nearly annihilated, its lands distributed to the Turkish military aristocracy and the Serbian Christian peasants treated like slaves. All through this occupation the Serbs were forbidden to possess weapons, but an unquenchable desire for freedom led to frequent insurrection. Finally the Treaty of Adrianople forced the Turks to evacuate. Anyone interested in a historical perpective of a great and heroic people will find (this book) as absorbing as it is inspiring. For, as Professor Laffan writes 'the Serbs have shown that, despite adversity and homelessness, their spirit remains unconquerable'." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HIDE AND SEEK.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 12, 1998.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER ELEVEN., Little, Jean.
12 Little, Jean. HIDE AND SEEK. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 12, 1998. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER ELEVEN.
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, 1999, limited to an edition of 500 copies. 
29 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w frontispiece. The text of a lecture by Jean Little, Canadian children's book author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
MYTH, STORY AND HISTORY.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 3 NOVEMBER 1994.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER SEVEN., Lunn, Janet.
13 Lunn, Janet. MYTH, STORY AND HISTORY. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 3 NOVEMBER 1994. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER SEVEN.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1996 0920601294 / 9780920601297 Limited Edition Near Fine 
29 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour frontispiece. Limited to an edition of 500 copies. The text of a lecture by Janet Lunn, author of 'The Root Cellar' (and other children's books) on historical fiction for children. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
14 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHAT HAVE THE GREEKS DONE FOR MODERN CIVILISATION?  THE LOWELL LECTURES OF 1908-09., Mahaffy, John Pentland.
15 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
 
 
SUFISM AND PEACE., Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi".
16 Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi". SUFISM AND PEACE.
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
23 pp, 9" H, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0910735964 One of the Sufism Lecture Series. Contents: Introduction; Sufism and Peace; Geneaology of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmagsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism). Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
17 Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi". SUFISM.
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
37 pp, 9" H, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0910735980 One of the Sufism Lecture Series. Contents: Introduction; Sufism; Endnotes; Geneaology of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmagsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism). Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease, very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION., Muir, P.H., Editor.  P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.
18 Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil. TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.
London Cassell 1952 First Edition Very Good Good- 
105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors, by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription in ink from 1952 on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, soft corner crease on last page, light small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; edge wrinkling and a few very small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; 1"x2" piece clipped from bottom of front flap; 2" tear at top of front panel with old tape residue has now been archivally taped; protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY.  NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES.  LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29., Reed, John Shelton.
19 Reed, John Shelton. SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY. NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES. LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29.
University of Georgia Press, Athens, (1986), Ist edition. 
119 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...develops and explores a typology of white Southerners - aristocratic gentleman and lady, 'lord of the lash' and cunning belle, fun-loving 'good old boy', depraved redneck, and other figures - who have populated the region's mythos and its reality since antebellum times..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, 1/2" tear at top of rear hinge. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOVE'S MEINIE:  LECTURES ON GREEK AND ENGLISH BIRDS.  VOLUME I.  THE ROBIN / THE SWALLOW / THE DABCHICKS.  BOUND WITH:  ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH PROSODY FOR USE IN ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOLS. EXPLANATORY OF THE VARIOUS TERMS USED IN "ROCK HONEYCOMB".  FIRST EDITIONS, Ruskin, John.
20 Ruskin, John. LOVE'S MEINIE: LECTURES ON GREEK AND ENGLISH BIRDS. VOLUME I. THE ROBIN / THE SWALLOW / THE DABCHICKS. BOUND WITH: ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH PROSODY FOR USE IN ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOLS. EXPLANATORY OF THE VARIOUS TERMS USED IN "ROCK HONEYCOMB". FIRST EDITIONS
Orpington, Kent George Allen & Unwin First Editions Good John Ruskin. 
The three lectures comprising Volume I of Ruskin's "Love's Meinie", each with the original, first edition title page. Prefaced by the half title, title page (dated 1881), Preface and Contents page issued with "The Dabchicks". Lecture I. The Robin - G. Allen, Heathfield Cottage, Keston, Kent, 1873, 41 pp. Lecture II. The Swallow - G. Allen, Heathfield Cottage, Keston, Kent, 1873, continues the paging to 83. Lecture III. The Dabchicks - George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1881, continues the paging to 168. Followed by an Appendix that concludes at page 195. Followed by "Elements of English Prosody for Use in St. George's Schools. Explanatory of the Various Terms Used in 'Rock Honeycomb'.", George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1880, 62 pp. Bound by Ware of Bristol - dark blue leather spine with five raised bands, blind stamped leaf decoration and gilt lettering, dark blue leather corners, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge gilt - 8 3/4" H. Marbled endpapers. B&w drawings in the bird lectures, musical notation in 'English Prosody'. Light browning to pages - mostly in margins, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and top/bottom of spine, some tiny scuffs to leather. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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