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HEROINES OF MERCY STREET:  THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR., Toler, Pamela D.
121 Toler, Pamela D. HEROINES OF MERCY STREET: THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR.
New York Little Brown 2016 0316392073 / 9780316392075 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Companion volume to the PBS series "Mercy Street". "The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While (America) was at war, these women learned to advocate and care for patients in hostile settings, saved countless lives, and changed the profession forever. They regularly fell ill with no one to nurse them in return, seethed in anger at the indifference and inefficiency that left wounded men on the battlefield without care, and all too often mourned for those they could not rescue. (This book) tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, hotel turned wartime hospital. Women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, and Anne Reading rushed to be of service to their country during the war, meeting challenges every step of the way that would discourage less determined souls. They saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before; diseases like typhoid and dysentery were rampant; and working conditions were abysmal - both physically and emotionally. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and books written by these nursing pioneers, (the author) has created a fascinating portrait of true heroines, shining a light on their personal contributions during one of (America's) most turbulent periods." Very small ink remainder mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has a very small soft corner crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
L'OREILLE ET LA VIE.  ITINERAIRE D'UNE RECHERECHE SUR L'AUDITION, LA LANGUE ET LA COMMUNICATION., Tomatis, Alfred.
122 Tomatis, Alfred. L'OREILLE ET LA VIE. ITINERAIRE D'UNE RECHERECHE SUR L'AUDITION, LA LANGUE ET LA COMMUNICATION.
Editions Robert Laffont, Paris, (1977). 
315 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Collection "Reponses/Sante" Dirigee Par Joelle de Gravelaine. Matieres: Une paire de souliers jaunes; Seul a Neuilly; L'heureuse surdite d'Enrico Caruso; Une geographie acoustique; "J'ai dit bizaaaaaare?"; L'accouchement sonique; Droitier jusque'a la gauche; Poids et mesures; La mort n'existe pas. Interior - inscription on half-title page, ootherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight curl to covers, tiny tear at top of rear hinge with associated soft crease, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC., Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de.
123 Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de. COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC.
Montreal Gouvernement du Quebec 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
13" H, beige cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt fleur de lis on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Unpaginated - short preface in French only, followed by two page introduction in French, repeated in English. 108 illustrations - b&w plates and tipped in colour illustrations on heavier stock, followed by 10 page catalogue of artists. Page 1 coloured plate has a series of very small areas of colour loss along top edge with colour offset on adjacent page, light colour fading and light browning at edges of boards, area of light colour loss and some faint foxing marks on rear board, light browning on spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
124 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
125 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Minor browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN., Turnor, Reginald.
126 Turnor, Reginald. NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- A.F. Kersting, photography. 
118 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(S)urveys the chequered course of British architecture from Regency times to the beginning of the (20th) century. During these hundred years the building arts descended from the order and decency of traditional Georgian design to a tastelessness and anarchy which reached its lowest point about the time of the Great Exhibition. Fifty years have now passed since the close of the century (at time of printing) and it has become possible to view the period in perspective, to appraise its achievement unemotionally, and to distinguish in it the surprising amount of good work from the welter of actively ugly architecture. This Mr. Turnor has very ably succeeded in doing. He writes as a humanist, not merely as an architectural critic, and his book will for this reason appeal to everyone who is fascinated in the history of taste in Regency and Victorian times. He is primarily concerned to understand how architecture came to take the 'wrong turning' and he believes that the explanation lies mainly in the Victorian applicatiion of moral standards to aesthetic and practical questiions. The Regent Park terraces are finely illustrated, but so too are terraces at Reading and Ramsgate; churches by Pugin, Scott, Barry and Butterfield appear equally with those of such less well-known designers as James Savage, R.C. Carpenter, J.D. Sedding and J.R. Brandon; the great architectural monuments such as the Houses of Parliament, the Crystal Palace, the British Museum and St. George's Hall, Liverpool are all well illustrated, and so also are the railways stations at Dublin, the neo-Greek buildings of Edinburgh, the world of John Foulston, Thomas Telford, John Dobson, C.R. Mackintosh, and mnay other provincial architects whose achievements deserve to be better known." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board, front board slightly curled. Dust jacket has light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light edge wear and a few very small edge chips; two small shallow dents on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK., Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors.  (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward,
127 Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors. (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward, ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Brunswick Press/University Press of New Brunswick, n.p., (1967), No. 102 of an edition of 2,000 copies. 
280 pp, folio (13 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color reproductions and photographs, tissue-covered color frontispiece of Lord Beaverbrook. Contents: Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Literature in New Brunswick; Painting in New Brunswick; Music in New Brunswick; Architecture in New Brunswick; Handicrafts in New Brunswick. Two strips of glue residue on front pastedown with corresponding areas surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is worn with moderate edge wear, browning on spine and edges, small chips, small tears, edge creases, small perforations on flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on rear panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
128 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY., Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann.  Maps by Katherine Tennery.  Genealogical charts by Tracey A. Barger.
129 Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann. Maps by Katherine Tennery. Genealogical charts by Tracey A. Barger. THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY.
Rockbridge, Berryville, Virginia, 1995. 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 188352203X Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Richard Henry Dulany personally equipped a company of mounted riflemen, the Dulany Troop, in July 1861. Thus he began a commendable militar y career. The thrice-wounded Dulany rose to temporary command of the Laurel Brigade, yet the young widower was also a father and brother and son whose concern for the well-being of his extended family at Welbourne, his historic country estate n e a r Middleburg, in Loudoun County, Virginia, was foremost in his heart and permeated his thoughts and letters. The writings of the colonel, his father, his children (who ranged in age from five to twelve years old when the war began) and other f am il y m embers who flowed in and out of Welbourne's spacious rooms reveal the touching activity of daily life maintained despite the chaotic times. Their words reveal the gravity of their situation, yet they also note lighter moments and give tha nks fo r sm all triumphs." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
130 Washington, Peter, editor. (C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, John Henry Newman, Robert Herrick, Soren Kierkegaard, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sir Walter Ralegh, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Simone Weil, William Langland, St. Francis of Assisi, et al. PRAYERS. (PRAYER & MEDITATIONS) EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1995 0679444661 / 9780679444664 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
255 pp, 6 1/2" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. This volume of prayers and meditations is divided into seven sections following the Canonical Hours of the Christian Church: Matins, Prime, Tierce, Sext, Nones, Vespers and Compline. Each section gathers together poems and prose according to the theme and mood, suiting the hours of the day." Index of First Lines. Although predominantly Christian, prayers and meditations from other faiths are included. Very minor curl at one corner. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
131 Watson, W.P. Foreword by William A. Stewart. THE ROYAL: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. B&w photographs. "Here is the colourful history of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, from its extravagant opening in 1922 to 1967, when H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presided over the opening during the Centennial year. W.P. Watson, Manager of the Royal since 1963, writes knowledgeably about the pre-Fair days, when across the country there were many more fall fairs and local displays of livestock and farm products than there are today. When Ontario breeders decided a competitive fair on a national and international level was necessary, both Hamilton and Toronto vied for the honours. W.A. Dryden, a Shorthorn breeder from Brooklin, finally cast the deciding ballot in Toronto's favour. Except during the War years, when the Fair building on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition was used for barracks, the Fair has been held annually in the fall of each year for eight days. Mr.Watson chronicles the growth in areas of competition - cattle, poultry, field crops, flower show, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, tropical fish, junior activities, the cat show, the international photographic competition and, of course, the Royal Horse Show." Small faint stain on bottom of text block, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spne. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top edge with a few small tears and old tape on inside surface, a few faint scratches on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
132 Weaver, Robert, editor. (Daryl Hine, Austin C. Clarke, Anton Van Dalen, Hayden Carruth, George Jonas, Dave Godfrey, Heinz Fischer, Janice Tyrwhitt, Alfred Purdy, W.L. Morton, Robindra Biswas, John Robert Colombo, Phyllis Grosskurth, Robert Weaver.) THE TAMARACK REVIEW. WINTER 1966. ISSUE NUMBER 38.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
112 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w drawings. Contents: Defunctive Music: A Play for Radio, by Daryl Hine; Give Us This Day; and Forgive Us, by Austin C. Clarke; Twelve Drawings, by Anton Van Dalen; Projection No. One, by Hayden Carruth; Seven Poems , by George Jonas; Letters from Africa, to an American Negro, by Dave Godfrey; Pablo Neruda: Four Authorized Translations, by Heinz Fischer; Clarke Closes In, by Janice Tyrwhitt; Dylan, by Alfred Purdy; A Hopeful Portent, by W.L. Morton; F o u r C a n a d i an Novels, by Robindra Biswas; The 'Recent Unpleasantness', by John Robert Colombo; A Triumph, by Phyllis Grosskurth; Fair Exchange, by Robert Weaver; Letters; Contributors. Poem by A.W. Purdy, 'Arctic Rhododendrons', on rear cov er . I n te ri or - s ma ll crease/bump to top of first few and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear to covers, light wear at top/bottom of spine, small cr eas e at to p e dge of bo th cov ers - tiny tear at front archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, slight darkening to spine, book slightly cocked. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RIDING / POLO.  THE BADMINTON LIBRARY., Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al.
133 Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al. RIDING / POLO. THE BADMINTON LIBRARY.
London Longmans, Green 1891 Hard Cover Good- G.D. Giles, J. Stuart Allan, F. Dadd, 
423 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated brown cloth, b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece (collated). Contents - Riding: Introduction; Riding to Hounds; The Saddle-Horse; Training the Young Horse; Hints on Horsemanship; Hands and Seat; Race Riding; The Colonial Horse; Early History of Horsemanship. Polo: Introductory; The Antiquity of Polo; Polo in England; Polo in India; Rules and By-Laws of Polo; Ground, Balls, Sticks, Goal-Posts, &c.; Breeds of Ponies Suitable for Polo; The Training of Ponies; Some Famous Players and Ponies; How a Polo Match should be Played. Appendix: Lessons in Riding; Bibliography of Riding; Index. A previous owner's bookplate, signature and date (1907) on front pastedown; a previous owner's signature and date (1891) at top of title page; frontispiece tissue and title page have light browning; wrinkling to paper on inside rear hinge - also some splitting in paper but hinge is holding firmly; lean to spine; very light browning to pages; heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; heavy browning and dust darkening to top of text block; boards have light to moderate edge wear; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small bump at top corner of front boards; some loss of colour at bottom of spine - also a small area on front board and rear board at hinge; light soiling. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FAMOUS SEA BATTLES., Welch, John.  Illustrated by Derek Williams.
134 Welch, John. Illustrated by Derek Williams. FAMOUS SEA BATTLES.
Arthur Barker, London, 1964. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, maps/battle plans. "In the year 897 nine ships of Alfred the Great defeated a small fleet of Danish raiders off the south coast of England in the first English naval battle....In t he year 1943 the surviving German submarine wolf-packs conceded victory to the Allies and were withdrawn from the Atlantic after many months of bitter struggle....Between these very different naval actions, the names of certain sea battles bl a z e o u t : les Espagnols sur Mer; the Armada; the Little Revenge; the Battle of the Gabbard; Quiberon Bay; the Glorious First of June; Trafalgar; the Falklands; Jutland; the River Plate; the Hunting of the Bismarck. This book, fully documented fr om c o nt em po rary sources, provides an exciting and authentic picture of 1200 years of naval warfare." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears - some wi th cre as es, li ght rubbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY., Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)
135 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ Robb. 
244 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. Comic novel about Mr. Polly who, disatisfied with his job, his wife, his town, takes drastic actions, that although unethical, bring him contentment. Very minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has minor edge/corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KIPPS., Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)  Introduction by Edward Shanks.
136 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) Introduction by Edward Shanks. KIPPS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
380 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 frontispiece. Wells' humorous social novel about Alfred Kipps, an illegitimate orphan, raised by his elderly aunt & uncle. When he loses his job after an alcoholic evening with the actor, Chitterlow, all seems lost until an unexpected inheritance catapults him into a higher social strata. Light corner wear, light rub mark on rear cover. Slipcase has very light edge wear, light fading to some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
137 William Howard Taft; George W. Wickersham, Sir William S. Gilbert, Walt Whitman, Jeffery Franol, John Kendrick Bangs, E.V. Lucas, Carolyn Wells, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Charles Johnson Post, Eden Philpotts, John Muir, Sara Teasdale, et al. THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. LXXXIII. NEW SERIES: VOL. LXI. NOVEMBER, 1911 TO APRIL, 1912.
New York Century 1912 Hard Cover Very Good F.E. Schoonover, Norman Price, R.B. Birch, Paul Branson, Joseph Pennell, Thomas Fogarty, Oliver Herford, Henry Bacon, Thornton Oakley, J.R. Shaver, et al. 
960 pp, 9 7/8" H. Embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents include: American Art and the Metropolitan Museum; The Enforcement of the Anti-Trust Laws; The Pendings Arbitration of Treaties: An Appeal for Their Ratification (William Howard Taft); In Brittany; Cartoons; The Training of Chinese Children; Christina of Denmark; The Eighteenth-Century Color Print and English Society; Dickens Characters in Real Life; The Famous Gardens of Kioto, Lafayette's Imprisonment at Olmutz; The Proposed Lincoln Memorial ; The New Manila; The Middle West (Edward Alsworth Ross); Mr. Pennell's Pictures of the Coronation; Multiplying the Pleasures of the Table; 'Rentin' Hens'; Russian 'Mouse-Traps'; Samplers, The Warning of Socialism; Across South America (Charles Johnson Post); New Records of Napoleon by British Officers at St. Helena; The Return From St. Helena: How Napoleon's Body was Received in France; Straight Golf (Anna Alice Chapin); The Injury of Tobacco (Charles B. Town); Tripoli, as an American Sees It (Richard Norton); The American Undergraduate (Clayton Sedgwick Cooper); Whistler as Decorator; The Ways of Women Ranchers; Three Adventures in the Yosemite (John Muir), etc., etc. Plus poetry by: Deems Taylor, Leroy Titus Weeks, Carolyn Wells, Alfred Noyes, Edith M. Thomas, Anna Glen Stoddard, et al. Browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top of spine, small stain on front pastedown, a few tiny stains on free rear endpaper, tiny areas of surface paper loss on one preliminary page. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN., Williams, Susan Millar.  (Julia Peterkin.)
138 Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.) A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.
Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319120 / 9780820319124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicles the collapse of plantation agriculture on the Gullah coast of South Carolina. At the same time her writings are a thinly veiled autobiography of a southern white woman struggling to create something new out of the beauty and sorrow around her. Writing to her mentor H.L. Menckn in 1922, Peterkin declared, 'These black friends of mine live more in one Saturday night than I do in five years. I envy them, and I guess as I cannot be them, I seek satisfaction in trying to record them.' The first full account of Peterkin's life is an exemplary biography of a brilliant, enigmatic women who defied convention, lived as she pleased, and wrorte what she knew." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, some fading to spine colour (still very legible) and parts of top edge/front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
139 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
140 Wilson, Edmund; Blais, Marie-Claire; Meigs, Mary; Layton, Irving; Solway, Clifford; Birney, Earle; Purdy, Alfred; Callaghan, Barry; Livesay, Dorothy; Grosskurth, Phyllis; Carruth, Hayden; Watt, F.W.; Kilbourn, William; Pearson, Alan; Godfrey, Dave. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SPRING 1966. ISSUE 39.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
104 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: Foreword, by Edmund Wilson; A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais; Four Drawings by Mary Meigs; Six Poems, by Irving Layton; An Interview with Christopher Isherwood, by Clifford Solway; In Purdy's Ameliasburg, by Earle Birney; Arctic Poems, by Alfred Purdy; Tennessee Williams and the Cocaloony Birds, by Barry Callaghan; A Gloss of Poems, by Dorothy Livesay; The World of Muriel Spark, by Phyllis Grosskurth; That Heaven-sent Lively Rope -walker, Irving Layton, by Hayden Carruth; A Civil Bore, by F.W. Watt; A Formidable Beginning, by William Kilbourn; Poetry Chronicle, by Alan Pearson; A Member of the Stock Exchange, by Dave Godfrey; Contributors. The back cover, sponsore d b y H u d s o n's Bay Company, features a poem by John Newlove - 'The Hitch-Hiker'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wea r t o co v er s, l ig ht wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small bump at top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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