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THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES., Forey, Alan.
161 Forey, Alan. THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992. 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Maps. ISBN 0802076807 "The reasons for the emergence and establishment of military orders on the various borders of Western Christendom and within the West are discussed, as are the military functions and roles which they assumed. The orders made a major contribution to the defence and expansion of Western Chistendom, and this required considerable funds and reserves of manpower. This book describes the ways in which these were obtained, and giv e s a n a c count of extensive governmental machinery developed to enable the orders to carry out their tasks effectively. Although their members combined a military with a monastic way of life, the military orders are shown to have differed from o th e r re l ig i o us foundations not only in their daily routine but also in their adminstrative structure and in their predominantly lay membership." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at to p c or ne r o f cov ers - migrates into adjacent pages, very light rubbing, mnior wear at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
162 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
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
163 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST.  VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR.  (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.), Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds.  (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et
164 Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds. (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST. VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR. (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.)
Belknap / Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993. 
640 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Volume IV only. ISBN 0674403738 B&w illustrations. "With its Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite t heir conspicous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women put in their place as never before, their subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of fem i n i s m , the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between these two poles. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeouis century, dy na mi c an d ex p ansive, in which woman's role in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the cente r o f a ll mo ra ls an d virtues pressed her into public service fighting social ills...." Very small tear at top of spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two very small edge tears, very light rubbing . V ery Goo d/Ve ry Goo d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE EAST:  A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE., France, John.
165 France, John. VICTORY IN THE EAST: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, reprint. 
425 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521589878 Maps, battle plans. "The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the Fi rst Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the Crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade but its fate was ultimately decide d o n t h e f ield of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, tak in g i nt o a cc ou n t all other factors but emphasising the military." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MY HISTORY:  A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP., Fraser, Antonia.
166 Fraser, Antonia. MY HISTORY: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP.
Doubleday Canada 2015 0385685173 / 9780385685177 First Canadian Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Born Antonia Pakenham (in 1932), the eldest of eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford, her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house nearby was an inspiration for historical imaginings. There were adventures in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, each offering her treasured links to the past which became private obsessions. North Oxford wartime life included four years as one of the few girls then admitted to the Dragon School for boys, followed by time at a convent school after her family's conversion to Catholicism. Her father joined the Labour Government in 1945 as a Minister, which provided an odd background for exploits such as working in a Bond Stree hat shop and a season as a self-made debutante. A job in publishing, by a fortunate coincidence, followed Oxford University and the book ends with the publishing of 'Mary Queen of Scots', which became a worldwide bestseller - to general amazement (including the author's). This magical memoir, told with inimitable humour and style, will take many readers back to their own discovery of History. It is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at bottom edge of boards, small very light soiling mark on front board, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD., Frey, Sylvia R.
167 Frey, Sylvia R. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD.
University of Texas Press, Austin, 1981. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0292780400 Tables. "In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting reco rds, contemporary training manuals, statutes, and memoirs in an attempt to provide insight into the soldier's 'life and mind'. In the process she has discovered more about the common soldier than anyone thought possible: his size, age, an d g e n e r a l physical condition, his personal economics and daily existence. Her findings dispel the traditional assumpution that the army was made up largely of criminals and social misfits. Special attention is given to soldiering as an occ up a ti on . F oc us in g on two of the major campaigns of the war....Frey describes the human face of war, with particular emphasis on the physical and psychic strains of campaigning in the eighteenth century. Perhaps the most important part of the w ork is t he ana lys is of the moral and material factors which induced men to accept the high risks of soldiering. Frey rejects the traditional assumption that soldiers were motivated to fight exclusively by fear and force and argues inst ead tha t th e pr ima ry moti vati on to battle was generated by regimental esprit, which in the eighteenth century substituted for patriotism. After analyzing the sources of esprit, she concludes that it was the sustaining force for morale in a lo ng a nd d iscou ragin g wa r. This book is a contribution to our understanding of the eighteenth century and should appeal not only to military historians but also to social and economic historians and to those interested in the history of medic ine." Pre vious owner' s sma ll stamp on fro nt p ast edown, a few tiny light specks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, slight darkening to spine edges and to flap-folds, minor edge wear. Near fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO:  A HISTORY., Friedland, Martin L.
168 Friedland, Martin L. THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: A HISTORY.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (2002), Ist edition. 
764 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "In this history of the University from its origin as King's College in 1827 to the present, Martin Friedland brings personalities, events, and changing visions and ideas into a remarkable synthesis. His scholarly yet highly readable account presents colourful presidents, professors, and students, notable intellectual figures from Daniel Wilson to Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and dramatic turning points such as the admission of women in the 1880s, the University College fire of 1890, the discovery of insulin, involvement in the two world wars, the student protests of the 1960s, and the successful renewal of the 1980s and 1990s." Very light soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - soft crease at top of front panel, minor edge wear, minor soiling. NF/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF MANITOBA LOCAL HISTORY., Friesen, Gerald and Potyondi, Barry.
169 Friesen, Gerald and Potyondi, Barry. A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF MANITOBA LOCAL HISTORY.
Winnipeg University of Manitoba Press for the Manitoba Historical Society 1981 088755121 First Edition Very Good+ 
182 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial boards. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Local history buffs, students, teachers, and armchair historians will find a wealth of information and practical advice in this guide to the study of local history. The authors explore some of the most fruitful areas of reasearch in such themes as the environment, population, transportation and communication, agriculture, politics, social and family life. In five appendices they provide more detailed information for the determined researcher. Specific advice is given on compiling a community archive or data base, and on publishing a local history. An extensive bibliography and a guide to local archives complete the book." Very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES:  A HISTORY., Friesen, Gerald.
170 Friesen, Gerald. THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES: A HISTORY.
Toronto University of Toronto 1984 0802025137 / 9780802025135 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
524 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this lively and comprehensive history of the prairie west. Based on the latest research in native, labour, and urban history as well as the author's own work in social and intellectual movement, (this book) draws upon hundreds of recent books and articles and government reports to create a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience." Small light bump at bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE VERSE:  HAN WEI CHIN AND THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DYNASTIES., Frodsham, J.D., translated and annotated by.  With Ch'eng Hsi.
171 Frodsham, J.D., translated and annotated by. With Ch'eng Hsi. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE VERSE: HAN WEI CHIN AND THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DYNASTIES.
Oxford University Press, London, 1967, first edition. 
198 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The eight centuries that lie between the founding of the Han (206 B.C.) and the fall of the Sui (618 A.D.) are of considerable importance in the history of Chinese verse. It was during these ye ars that the lyric and the ballad took roots, grew and blossomed before coming to fruition during the T'ang. Many of the greatest Chinese poets, among them Ts'ao Chih, Juan Chi, T'ao Yuan-ming, Hsieh Ling-yun, Pao Chao and Yu Hsin shone ou t d u r i n g this era among a galaxy of brilliant writers. Yet very little of the verse of the time has hitherto been available to Western readers. This anthology is the first to present a full and balanced selection of this poetry in translati on . Th e st yl is t ic range, complexity, and subtlety of the poems presented here will bear witness to the claim that this epoch must be ranked among the major periods of world literature." Previous owner's bookplate and chop (stamp) on free fro nt en d pap er , a fe w v er y tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DESIGN FOR LEARNING:  REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO., Frye, Northrop, edited and with Introduction by.  Mary Campbell, C.B. Macpherson, Charlotte M. Sullivan.
172 Frye, Northrop, edited and with Introduction by. Mary Campbell, C.B. Macpherson, Charlotte M. Sullivan. DESIGN FOR LEARNING: REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802011934 Reprint Very Good - Good- 
148 pp, 9 3/8" H. "This important book is the result of a study of school curriculum undertaken by a joint committee of the University of Toronto and the Board of Education for the City of Toronto. Three sub-committees, dealing with English, Social Science, and Physical Science, here present preliminary reports which indicate the need for perpetual study if the school curriculum is to be kept abreast of modern developments in each discipline. (The) recommendations, embracing all grades up to and including Thirteen, are specific, stimulating and controversial. They are unanimous only in their concern that necessary changes be made and that study of the curriculum be continuous and objective." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint water stain at bottom of rear pastedown, a few tiny faint liquid stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears archivally taped - one with crease, very light water stain/waviness at bottom (up to) 3" of rear panel/flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
173 Frye, Northrop. THE DOUBLE VISION: LANGUAGE AND MEANING IN RELIGION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1991 0802068650 / 9780802068651 Very Good+ 
88 pp, 8vo (9" H). Contents: Northrop Frye: An Appreciation, by Johan Aitken; Preface; The Double Vision of Language: The Whirligig of Time, 1925-90; Primitive and Mature Societies; The Crisis of Language; The Double Vision of Nature: Natural and Human Societies; Criticism and Civilization; The Redemption of Nature; The Double Vision of Time: Space and Time; Time and History; Time and Education; The Double Vision of God: Gods and God; Hebraic and Hellenic Traditions; Metaphorical Literalism; The Humanized God. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE., Frye, Northrop.  Edited, with preface, by James Polk.
174 Frye, Northrop. Edited, with preface, by James Polk. DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE.
Anansi, Toronto, 1982, first edition. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887840930 "Perhaps the most influential critical thinker of our century, Northrop Frye has long commented upon the cultural life of his own country. (This book) continues Frye's extraordinary enquiry into Canada's literature, universities, social assumptions and national character. In thirteen essays and addresses, Frye covers a broad range of subject matter, from future shock to the meaning of Canada's history; from student politics to the idea of the university; from regional verse to Marshall McLuhan and the age of television. Provocative, splendidly written and quite entertaining, (it) shows Northrop Frye at his most accessible: a book of prime importance to every North American." Faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small bump and light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, moderate rubbing causing some color loss. Very Good/Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fussell, Paul.
175 Fussell, Paul. WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195037979 B&w photographs. "(H)ere Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won with 'precision bombing', that is, by long distance); he describes the ab n o r m a l l y intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit. Of cou rs e, n o Fu ss el l book would be complete without some serious discussion of the literature of the time. He examines, for instance, how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco pros e s tyl es th at dwe lt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White." Light wrinkl ing at b ott om of spin e. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, minor dint on rear hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985., Gagan, David.
176 Gagan, David. 'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1990 0802034624 / 9780802034625 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
161 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "Near the end of the nineteenth century the town of Owen Sound, Ontario, opened a charity hospital. Over the next ninety years the General and Marine Hospital underwent a series of changes in direction and purpose, until it was eventually transformed into a major regional health care centre. In charting the history of the hospital, David Gagan reveals much about developments in medicine, health care policy, and social change in Ontario." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three very small shallow dents on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
177 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN.  MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES., Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.)
178 Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.) THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN. MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823341 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "In the spring of 1864, in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia's Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysse s S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in battle for the first time. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders - one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomat t o x . T he contributors to this volume bring modern scholarship and fresh insight to bear on the issues and leaders of the Wilderness campaign. Their essays explore the campaign's background, for example, by training an often-revisionist lens on e xp ec ta t io ns among civilians in the North and South, morale among officers and soldiers in both armies, and the strategic plans of Lee and Grant. Other essays assess the shaky performance of Union cavalry leaders Philip H. Sheridan and Jame s H arr iso n W il s on, the controversial actions of Confederate corp commanders Richard S. Ewell and A.P.Hill, and the often overlooked service of Lewis A. Grant and his Vermont Brigade. Finally, two of the most famous elements of the fighting i n th e Wi lder ness - th e 'L ee to the Rear' episode and James Longstreet's flank attack - are reconstructed in impressive detail." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor erinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
179 Gardiner, John Edwin. Edited by David E. Smith. LETTERS HOME: THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942).
Regina, Saskatchewan University of Regina / Canadian Plains Research Center 2004 088977157X / 9780889771574 Near Fine 
197 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "John Edwin Gardiner was the eldest son of James 'Jimmy' Gardiner, the most prominent Liberal politician of his day in western Canada. Edwin was called up by the RCAF in November 1940, received his Wings in October 1941, and travelled to England in early November 1941. On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: 'At long last we're going to take part in something big which you will read all about in the papers long before you get this letter'. Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane went down on the following day. James Gardiner, who had lost two brothers in the First World War, had now lost his son to war. His wife, Violet, found the grief unbearable and took her own life in October 1944, yet another casualty of war. Gardiner kept all of Edwin's letters to the family. He investigated the circumstances of his son's death, visiting the graveyard at St. Aubin Le Cauf on several occasions and writing a thorough record of his findings. To the end of his life, he maintained contact with the family of the Canadian pilot who died at the same time as Edwin and with the French family who cared for their graves. John Edwin Gardiner's voice in 'Letters Home' is engaging, humorous, and intelligent. Like so many others of his generation, he exudes confidence and optimism despite the dangers of his situation. Perhaps most striking, and most touching, however, is the genuine family affection that pervades these letters." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY:  A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM., Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
180 Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY: A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, 2nd printing. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 019506075X "(This) original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach loc ated within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, and particularly the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and t h e S i g n i f y ing Monkey whose myths help articulate the black tradition's theory of its literature, Gates uncovers a unique system of interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. Gat es u s es t hi s cr it ic al framework to examine several major works of African-American literature, including Zora Neale Hurston's 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man', and Ishmael Reed's 'Mumbo Jumbo'." Interior - ti ny bum p to top /bo tt om cor ner of approx. first 50 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint spine crease, tiny corner creases, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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