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BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
1 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
2 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
3 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
4 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES.  LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION., Frecker, G. A.   Foreword by W. P. Thompson.
5 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
 
 
THE RIGANTE SERIES.  FIRST 3 VOLUMES.  1. SWORD IN THE STORM.  2. MIDNIGHT FALCON.  3. RAVENHEART.  3 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Gemmell, David A.
6 Gemmell, David A. THE RIGANTE SERIES. FIRST 3 VOLUMES. 1. SWORD IN THE STORM. 2. MIDNIGHT FALCON. 3. RAVENHEART. 3 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
London Corgi Very Good+ Cover art by John Howe (v.1) and John Bolton (v.3). 
First three volumes of the 'Rigante' series - 7" H. 1. Sword in the Storm - 478 pp, 1999, ISBN 0552142565. "Deep in the green mountain lands of the Rigante lies the settlement of Three Streams, whose people worship the gods of Air and Water, and the spirits of the Earth. Among them lives a boy whose destiny is written in starlight. He in Connavar, the Demonblade, born in a storm that doomed his father. A man with the making of greatness will always have enemies and from the start of this epic chronicle it is prophesied that the Armies of Stone will one day cross the water - and that their coming will be like an avalanche. Here the strangest forces, wise and evil, play their allotted part - from the Ghost General and the malignant Morrigu to the Woods whose magic harks back to a world before the coming of Man." 2. Midnight Falcon - 528 pp + preview of new 'Waylander' novel, 2000, ISBN 0552142573. "An epic story begins with a young man's avowal: 'Tell him that one day I shall cut his vile heart out.' The speaker is Bane the Bastard, a Wolfshead living outside the law. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. Seventeen years after his birth, self-exile takes Bane to a rats' nest: the Great City of Stone. Here, where gladiators kill for a living, the Crimson Priests have created a reign of terror by breeding enough malice and hatred to last a hundred lifetimes. Yet here, too, the beleagured Tree Cultists, led by the mysterious Veiled Lady, endeavour to practise their philosophy of love. By now seeking the ultimate vengeance, Bane the Bastard prepares to join battle to destroy the Myth of Stone. The days of blood are drawing near, and this son of an undefeated warrior king - Connovar, the fabled Demonblane - must fight to save his world." 3. Ravenheart - 507 pp, 2002, ISBN 0552146757. "It is eight hundred years since the legendary King Connavar defeated the army of Stone. The Rigante are now a conquered people, living under the iron rule of the Varlish, their customs despised, their culture all but destroyed. One woman remains who follows the ancient paths once trod by the Rigante. She is the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed world. In a perilous land, her hopes are pinned on two men: Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter, a man haunted by his failure to save the friend he loved from betrayal, and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn his the enmity of all Varlish. One will become the Ravenheart, an outlaw leader whose daring exploits will inspire the Rigante. The other will forge a legend and light the fires of rebellion." Interiors - vol. 3 has large stamp from bookstore on first page, vols. have very light to light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
7 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition 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
 
 
THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM., Gracian, Baltasar.  Adapted from the translation by Joseph Jacobs.  Introduction by Willis Barnstone.
8 Gracian, Baltasar. Adapted from the translation by Joseph Jacobs. Introduction by Willis Barnstone. THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM.
Boston Shambhala 2004 1590301412 / 9781590301418 Near Fine Very Good+ 
185 pp, 7" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. "This perennially popular book of advice on how to achieve personal and professional success is valued for its timeless insights on how to make one's way in the world. Written in the seventeenth century by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, the teachings are strikingly modern in tone and address universal concerns such as friendship, morality, effective leadership, and how to manage one's emotions. (This book) is for anyone seeking to combine ethical behavior with worldly success." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KISS OF THE FUR QUEEN., Highway, Tomson.
9 Highway, Tomson. KISS OF THE FUR QUEEN.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1998 0385256523 / 9780385256520 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). The author's first novel. Two small Cree boys are torn from their family and placed in a Catholic residential school where their names are changed and they are forced to speak English only. As young men, they move to Winnipeg where they confront racism, but are always watched over by the 'Fur Queen', a beautiful young woman they saw in their childhood in a photograph and have taken as their guardian angel. "Native story-telling techniques with European narrative form to create an engaging, funny, passionate and triumphant novel about the experience of being a stranger in your own land." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BARDIC VOICES SERIES.  FIRST FOUR BOOKS.  1. THE LARK AND THE WREN.  2. THE ROBIN & THE KESTREL.  2.5. A CAST OF CORBIES (BARDIC CHOICES).  3. THE EAGLE & THE NIGHTINGALES., Lackey, Mercedes (with Josepha Sherman on "A Cast of Corbies".)
10 Lackey, Mercedes (with Josepha Sherman on "A Cast of Corbies".) BARDIC VOICES SERIES. FIRST FOUR BOOKS. 1. THE LARK AND THE WREN. 2. THE ROBIN & THE KESTREL. 2.5. A CAST OF CORBIES (BARDIC CHOICES). 3. THE EAGLE & THE NIGHTINGALES.
Riverdale, NY Baen First Printiings Very Good Darrell K. Sweet, cover art. 
First four books of the 'Bardic Voices' series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Lark and the Wren - 488 pp, 1992, ISBN 0671720996. "With the proper schooling young Rune would be one of the greatest bards her world has ever seen. Even if only she knows it. Unfortunately, the daughter of a tavern wench at the Hungry Bear, no matter how talented, doesn't get much in the way of formal training. One night, to back up a brag she probably wouldn't have made if she weren't so mad, she went up to play her fiddle for the Ghost of Skull Hill. Everyone knows that no one who has ever gone up Skull Hill at night has come down again. Not alive, anway. But when the ghost appears Rune strikes a bargain: if the ghost tires of her playing before morning her life is his; if he is still listening when the sun glints over yonder hill she will have earned both life and a sack of silver. Let the music begin - ." 2. The Robin and the Kestrel - 373 pp, 1994, ISBN 0671876287. "After the affairs recounted in (Book I), Robin, a gypsy lass and bard, and Kestrel, semi-fugitive heir to a throne he does not want, have married their fortunes together and travel the open road, seeking their happiness where they may find it. This is their story. But it is also the story of the Ghost of Skull Hill, the very ghost who gave Rune a bag of silver and her start in life rather than her death when she played the night away. Together, the Robin, the Kestrel, and the Ghost will foil a plot to drive all music from the land - but first, the Robin and the Kestrel must tame the killer Ghost." 2.5. A Cast of Corbies (Bardic Choices) - 311 pp, 1994, ISBN 0671722077. "A strange pall has settled over Alanda. Everywhere representatives of the Church seek to ferret out unauthorized magic - and music, because it is magic at its roots, has come under suspicion. And that which is suspect, if it cannot be crushed altogether, must be stripped of its mystery, made tame and answerable to the power of the priests. Throughout the lands the Free Bards, those who will not or cannot join the priest-condoned Guild, are being driven away. But all who are Free are free to choose: to flee or to fight." 3. The Eagle & the Nightingales - 410 pp, 1996, ISBN 0671877062. "Why is the High King of the Human kingdoms not doing his job - and thereby allowing the Church to fill the power vacuum in the human lands of Alanda? This is a matter of some concern to Nightingale and her friends: the Church is becoming ever more overtly hostile to non-human sentients (of which there are several species in Alanda) as well as to anything that it does not at least indirectly control, such as gypsies and Free Bards. To discover just what is going on, she will join forces with T'fyrr, a birdman with the visage of a raptor and the voice of an angelic choir. And before the King - and through him the gypsies, Free Bards and non-humans of the twenty kingdoms - is saved they, the Eagle and the Nightingale, will have become if not quite lovers, then far more than friends - ." Interiors - light to moderate browning to inside of covers, very light to light browning to page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - one book with light twist/lean to spine - also spine is concave, one with very light twist/lean to spine, one book with two faint spine creases, edges of text blocks have very light to moderate browning, very light to light edge wear on covers/spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
11 Lanctot, Gustave. Translated by Margaret M. Cameron. CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783.
George G. Harrap, London, 1967. 
321 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The propagandists in the American Revolution were many, and the pattern of their interaction was complex. There were pressure groups in Canada, in the American colonies, and in Great Britain, each motivated by self-interest and self-faith. The British, the Americans, the French-Canadian priests and seigneurs, the French under Lafayette, and the French-Canadian habitant all tried to manipulate the others. The c h a r a c t e r s and factions of the Revolutionary drama appear and disappear intermittently on the scene as the author gives a detailed chronological relation of the events that took place in Canada. The agitation preceding and following the pas sa ge o f th e Qu eb ec Act, and the invasions of Arnold, Allen, and Montgomery are seen against the backdrop of action taking place in the American colonies. Not only has the author conveyed the complexity of the period, but he has done so with sym pat het ic ho ne sty , a nd p resents both the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved. Carleton may be tolerant to the interests of his subjects, but he is also too hesitant to punish, too inclined to procrastinate. The habitant has ten acio us l oya lty to his own lan d and family, but preserves these by shifting allegiances or by maintaining a neutralist position....This finely-drawn picture of Canada during the Revolutionary period will give the reader a deeper understandin g of the c harac teri stic s o f bo th F renc h- and English-speaking Canadians." Light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has creasing and wear at top/b ottom of spi ne an d fla p fo lds, a few smal l c losed tears - archivally taped, light browning, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
VOLODYMYR THE GREAT.  A HISTORICAL DRAMA IN THREE ACTS., Lassovsky-Kruk, Miroslawa.  Translated by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan.
12 Lassovsky-Kruk, Miroslawa. Translated by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan. VOLODYMYR THE GREAT. A HISTORICAL DRAMA IN THREE ACTS.
Toronto 1988 Limited Edition Near Fine Very Good- Bohdan Holowacki. Inscribed by translator.
95 pp, 11 1/4" H. No. 604 of the Millennium Edition, limited to 1000 Numbered Copies. Inscribed by Anna Stepaniuk Trojan and with her card laid in. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. Bilingual text (Ukrainian/English). "An ancient kingdom - Kiev! - one thousand years ago - its Volodymyr the Great made a crucial choice between an animistic religion, whose belief could not conceive of a permanent resurrection, and a new faith which is still transforming our world..." From the English Preface. Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MISSION TO CHINA:  MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST., Laven, Mary.
13 Laven, Mary. MISSION TO CHINA: MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST.
London Faber and Faber 2011 0571225179 / 9780571225170 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
279 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, colour plates. "In the sixteenth century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China lay almost entirely unknown to Western travellers. As global trade expanded, this land of reputedly boundless wealth, pale-faced women, and indecipherable tongues begn to feed the fantasies of European merchants and adventurers. The Catholic Church, meanwhile, saw in this great people millions of souls who would be damned unless the Christian message could be brought to them. Mary Laven tells the extraordinary story of the first Jesuit mission to China. Confronting enormous challenges, the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and a handful of learned companions embarked on a journey into the heart of the Empire, the fabled Forbidden City. As they became intimate with a culture that was utterly alien and strangely familiar, they clung to a belief that reason, books and science would be their chief tools in the battle to win Chinese converts. Yet the story told (here) is much more than a war of ideas. The Jesuits waged their campaigns through the senses: the smell of incense, the taste of warm rice-wine, the sound of an out-of-tune harpsichord, the gleam of a Venetian prism. The history of religion has never been so sensuous." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, light toning to top of text block, light waviness to for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
14 Lavender, David. WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070366780 / 9780070366787 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They suffered portages and freeze-ups which today stagger the imagination. They lived on pemmican and wild rice, berries and fish, and risked losing their lives on every trip they made. Here are the stories of the epic fights between the Nor'west and the Hudson's Bay Company's men; the struggles between those living in a new land and their governors thousands of miles away; the feats of such great explorers as Radisson, Fraser, Simpson, and Mackenzie." One tiny corner bump, two slight corner bumps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny edge dent. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY TALES OF CHINA.  CONTAINING:  THE DRAGON KING / THE SACRED RICE / THE CHESS PLAYERS / THE WANDERING STAR., Lum, Peter.
15 Lum, Peter. FAIRY TALES OF CHINA. CONTAINING: THE DRAGON KING / THE SACRED RICE / THE CHESS PLAYERS / THE WANDERING STAR.
London Cassell 1959 Very Good No Jacket G.W. Miller. 
Unpaginated, 8 1/8" H. Pictorial boards & endpapers. Illustrated throughout in full colour. Contains four tales: The Dragon King; The Sacred Rice; The Chess Players and The Wandering Star. Slight lean to spine, glossy film missing on parts of spine and hinges 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS:  EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR., McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary.  Inscribed by both authors.
16 McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary. Inscribed by both authors. TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS: EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.
Boston Mills Press, [Erin, Ontario], (1997), 2nd printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. ISBN 1550461990 "(This book) is the compelling story of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador - the heroes and the scoundrels, the rich merchants, and the poor fis hermen, politicians and priests - the people who built this fascinating and complex province." The authors use as their departure point the buildings that were at the centre of these people's lives - their homes, churches, courthouses and l i g h t h o u s es. Well-illustrated with many b&w and col. photos. Very light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at edges - mainly at top, light rubbing, a few light line indentations and t in y di nt s. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI., Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard.  Translated by Steven Rendall.  Introduction by Garry Wills.
17 Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard. Translated by Steven Rendall. Introduction by Garry Wills. THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI.
New York Harcourt Brace 1997 01510024444 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "In June 1938, after his attempts at diplomacy with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had failed, Pope Pius XI ordered an American Jesuit, Father John LaFarge, to compose an encyclical denouncing racism and anti-Semitism. The result was a draft called 'Humani Generis Unitas' (The Unity of the Human Race), which LaFarge produced with the help of two other priests. But after Pope Pius XI died early in 1939, his successor, Pius XII, stood by in silence as Nazi Germany began to carry out its Final Solution. The unpublished encyclical was buried in a secret archive, its three authors bound by a vow of silence. For decades Vatican scholars either minimized the importance of 'Humani Generis Unitas' or questioned the document's very existence - until Thomas Breslin, a Jesuit seminarian, uncovered the manuscript in the late sixties. In a disturbing tale of archival intrigue and historical investigation, (the authors) describe their quest to recover the draft of the encyclical. Undaunted by interminable delays - evasions that only deepened suspicions of Church complicity thirty years after Vatican II - (they) steadfastly pursued their inquiries. Here, published for the first time in English, is the document the Vatican kept hidden for half a century. By examining the circumstances of its creation and the consequences of its suppression, (this book) casts new light on the relations between the Vatican, state-sponsored anti-Semitism, and the Jews during World War II." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
18 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BALLYKISSANGEL: BEHIND THE SCENES., Tibballs, Geoff.
19 Tibballs, Geoff. BALLYKISSANGEL: BEHIND THE SCENES.
London Headline 1997 0747221065 / 9780747221067 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Rarely has a new drama series engendered such genuine affection, particularly for its characters. Especially tantalising is the relationship between young English Catholic priest Peter Clifford and feisty bar owner Assumpta Fitzgerald, but 'BallyK' is home to a wide variety of colourful individuals including roguish businessman Brian Quigley, his headstrong daughter Niamh and her pensive husband Ambrose Egan, the local Garda. The show's other star is of course its setting - the stunning Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow - and Geoff Tibballs goes behind the scenes to discover the origins of the series, how the producers came to choose Avoca and what the real villagers think of the show. As well as containing exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this book is gloriously illustrated with on- and off-screen photographs capturing perfectly the magic of 'Ballykissangel'." Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LATIN OR THE EMPIRE OF A SIGN:  FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES., Waquet, Francoise.  Translated by John Howe.
20 Waquet, Francoise. Translated by John Howe. LATIN OR THE EMPIRE OF A SIGN: FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES.
London Verso 2001 1859846157 / 9781859846155 First British Edition Fine Very Good 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H) "(This) enthralling history of Latin in the modern period describes the institutional setting in which it was adopted, transmitted, promoted, defended, attacked and eventually relegated to the secondary, specialist status it has today. Defended with extraordinary tenacity by the Catholic Church and the academic world against the rationalist criticisms that it was inaccessible to the great majority of people, and inconvenient and time-consuming for the rest, it became the 'European sign' par excellence, as well as denoting a wide range of other phenomena: sacredness, but also obscenity and impropriety; learning, but also pedantry and charlatanism; science, but also trickery and mumbo-jumbo. Because of the status and the many roles historically attributed to Latin it became, for westerners, much more than a language, and until the last fifty years or so reached deeply into almost everyone's life. Waquet's brisk but detailed history of a language many centuries dead will amuse anyone who did Latin at school and intrigue many who didn't, as well as providing an obituary of the liturgical and neo-classical Latin of the modern period ." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, is price-clipped, small edge tear at top of rear panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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