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1 (DURAS, Marguerite WILLIS, Sharon. Marguerite Duras : Writing on the Body.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1987, ISBN:0252013352 
(DURAS, Marguerite). WILLIS, Sharon. Marguerite Duras : Writing on the Body. Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp [i]-viii,1-191,(1). Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. Preliminary Mappings. 2. Hiroshima mon amour: Screen Memories. 3. Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein: Something for Nothing. 4.Le Vice-consul and L'Amour: A Word in Default. 5. Writing on the Body. Ver y good in dustjacket. 20.00

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2 (SHAKESPEARE, William). SCHWARTZ, Murray M. and Cappélia KAHN (eds.). Representing Shakespeare : New Psychoanalytic Essays.
Johns Hopkins University Press,, Baltimore and London , 1989, ISBN:0801823021 
(SHAKESPEARE, William). SCHWARTZ, Murray M. and Cappélia KAHN (eds.). Representing Shakespeare : New Psychoanalytic Essays. Baltimore and London : TheJohns Hopkins University Press, (1989). First Edition. Pp [i]-xxi,(3),1-29 6. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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3 ABBEY THEATRE] Macnamara, Brinsley, commentary Abbey Plays. in dj
Sign of the Three Candles, 0, 
(ABBEY THEATRE). Abbey Plays 1899-1948 including the productions of the Irish Literary Theatre. With a Commentary by Brinsley Macnamara and an Index of Playwrights. Dublin: Printed & Pub. at the Sign of the Three Candles, n.d. Pp 84. Sm 8vo, printed card covers, with printed dustjacket. A list of first nights. Vg in dj (a few tiny tears). 40.00

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4 ACORN, Milton BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate.
Synaxis Press, Dewdney, B.C., 2006, ISBN:919672469 
(ACORN, Milton). BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and MiltonAcorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate. Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, (200 6). Pp (2),[i]-viii,1-174. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers. “In Beyond Bethune, Terry Barker provides us with an insightful discussion of people's poetry which will be of great interest to literary critics. But students of religion and philosophy also have much to learn from this volume, for it includes a trenchant analysis of gnostic modernity based on the author's careful reading of C.S. Lewis, George Grant and Eric Voegelin.” - Lawrence E. Schmidt, quoted on the back cover. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is bestknown for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and i s credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988).Very good, with erratum sheet (page 123)laid in. Signed with inscription b y the author to Mrs. George P. Grant. 35.00

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5 ACORN, Milton) DEAHL, James (ed.) Northern Red Oak : Poems for and about Milton Acorn.. 1st pr.
Unfinished Monument Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0920976352 
(ACORN, Milton). The Northern Red Oak : Poems for and about Milton Acorn. Edited with an introduction by James Deahl. (Toronto) : Unfinished Monument Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (7).2-74. 8vo, card covers. Vg. 15.00

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6 ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History of Milton Acorn. in dj.
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1996, ISBN:1551520303 
(ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History ofMilton Acorn. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, (1996). Pp (10),11-239,(1) + illustrations. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "Out of this World is a lively biography of Milton Acorn (1923-1986)and his era, exploring - and exposing - his larger-than-life myths, and tracing his tragic rise and fall, from his childhood in Prince Edward Island to his years spent in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, where he found himself immersed in literary communities that included the likes of Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Dorothy Livesay, bill bissett, Joe Rosenblatt and Patrick Lane. During this time, Acorn married the poetGwendolyn MacEwen ; their brief, turbulent union is legend and had a profo und impact on his life. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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7 ADAMS, Eleanor N. Yale Studies in English, 55 Old English Scholarship in England from 1566-1800. in dj.
Archon Books, New Haven, CT, 1970, 
ADAMS, Eleanor N. Old English Scholarship in England from 1566-1800 . [New Haven, CT]: Archon Books, 1970. Pp. [1]-204,(4). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Yale Studies in English, volume 55. "When Old English was a spoken language there was no scholarship, in the strict sense. How andwhen did the study of the language and literature of Old English begin and what obstacles did it meet in its development? The first old English book was published in 1566 and the first professorship of the language in an English university was established in 1795. This study has considerably wider implications than its title might imply. It connects a literary movement ofa peculiar kind with the general political and religious history of Englan d. In a broader sense, it touches upon all men - in what are they interested, and why, at a given time? how do they learn? how do they build upon the past?" - from the dj. Top edge spotted, a bit musty, small damp spot to front board, name stamp, else vg in dj. 65.00

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8 ADAMS, Robert. Why People Photograph : Selected Essays and Reviews. First Edition in dustjacket.
Aperture, New York, 1994, ISBN:0893815977 
ADAMS, Robert. Why People Photograph : Selected Essays and Reviews. (New York): Aperture, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (14),13-186,(4). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, white cloth spine with white paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. "'Why People Photograph' is a book by a professional photographer about the relationship of art and life. In 1981 Robert Adams published a volume of essay entitled 'Beauty in Photography', in which hesuggested that art is too important to confuse with interior decoration or an investment opportunity. Its real use, he contended, is to affirm meanin g and thus 'to keep intact an affection for life'. 'Why People Photograph' gathers a selection of Adams's writing since then. His subjects vary, but again he questions accepted prejudice, this time not only the view that art is trivial but that artists are separate. He demonstrates that many understand themselves to be bound to the world by complex and important obligations. Adams's writing is free of academic jargon. Readers will also appreciatehis attention to common experience (he talks about trying to earn an incom e), his employment of the unorthodox (one essay concerns dogs and photography), and above all his conviction that art matters." - from the dustjacket.Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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9 ADAMS, S.M. SOPHOCLES. Phoenix Supplementary Volumes, 3). Sophocles the Playwright. The Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Associationof Canada, Supplementary Volume III. Hardcover in dustjacket.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1967, 
(SOPHOCLES). ADAMS, S.M. Sophocles the Playwright. The Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, Supplementary Volume III. (Toronto): University of Toronto Press, (1967). Third Printing. Pp. (4),v-viii,(2),[1]-182. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In Professor Adams' view, a Sophocles play is not the work of a writer feeling his way, with occasional flashes of genius, towards a later and more effective art-form, but one possessing complete dramatic unity. To contemporary Athenians nothing in these plays was undramatic; nothing was superfluous and nothing missing; the plays were artistic wholes. To recognize the basic unity of Sophocles' plays, one must fully realize the importance of religion in the drama of the time. Tragedy in ancient Greece was a form of religious observance, its subject matter drawn almost exclusively from legend. The controlling power of the gods, and their participation in the affairs of men, are the apparatus on which the dramatic unity depends. It is easy to lose sight of the religious aspect of the plays, for Sophocles, in particular, presents his human story so powerfully that a modern audience might easily see it as the only important aspect of the play. However, a Sophoclean drama is at once the fascinating presentation of a story, and a demonstration of the way in which mortals, with all their strength and greatness, are guided or supported by Olympian will and wisdom. The plays of Sophocles were constructed within theforms peculiar to their day, and should be judged accordingly." - from the dustjacket. Slight mustiness, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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10 ADAMS, Trevor J. and Stephen Patrick CLARE CLARE, Stephen Patrick Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books. pbk.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9781551097350 
ADAMS, Trevor J. and Stephen Patrick CLARE. Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books . (Halifax): Nimbus, (2009). Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(1).1-229,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers with greyish-blue spine and french flaps. Based on lists submitted by hundreds of Canadian literati, this compendium presents the top hundred voted-upon books dealing with Atlantic Canada (or written by Atlantic Canadian authors). Very good. 14.00

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11 AESCHYLUS DAVIES, John Fletcher Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Revised and Translated by John Fletcher Davies. Signed copy
Williams and Norgate / Kemink and Son, London / Utrecht , 1868, 
(AESCHYLUS). DAVIES, John Fletcher. The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Revised andTranslated by John Fletcher Davies. London : Williams and Norgate / Utrech t : Kemink and Son, 1868. Pp [i]-xv,(1),[1]-232. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Top spine torn, spine and edges worn, foxing to ednpapers, name, else very good. Inscribed by the author “J.B. Pratt, Esquire, with the Author's best regards. Dec. 13th 1872.”` . 50.00

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12 AESCHYLUS HEADLAM, Walter Agamemnon of Aeschylus. With Verse Translation, Introduction and notes by Walter Headlam
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , 1910, 
(AESCHYLUS). HEADLAM, Walter. Agamemnon of Aeschylus. With Verse Translation, Introduction and notes by Walter Headlam. Cambridge : at the University Press, 1910. Pp [i]-x,(2),[1]-265,(1). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine darkened, minor marking, else very good. . 35.00

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13 AESCHYLUS TUCKER, T.G. Choephori of Aeschylus. With Critical Notes, Commentary, Translation and a Recension of the Scholia by T.G. Tucker.
Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, 1901, 
(AESCHYLUS). TUCKER, T.G. The Choephori of Aeschylus. With Critical Notes, Commentary, Translation and a Recension of the Scholia by T.G. Tucker. Cambridge : At the University Press, 1901. Pp (8),[i]-civ,[1]-318,(2). Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Slightly cocked, edgeworn, vertical stain to front board, light foxing to endpapers, inkstains to a few pages, name, else very good. 140.00

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14 AESCHYLUS VERRALL, A.W. Choephori of Aeschylus. With an Introduction, Commentary, and Translation by A.W. Verrall.
Macmillan and Co, London and New York, 1893, 
(AESCHYLUS). The 'Choephori' of Aeschylus. With an Introduction, Commentary, and Translation by A.W. Verrall. London and New York : Macmillan and Co.,1893. Pp [i]-lxxiv,(2),1-242,(2). Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Cocked, cloth rubbed and stained, waterstaining to fore-edge, else a good, solid copy. As is. 80.00

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15 AESCHYLUS) HOERNLE, E.S. Notes on the Text of Aeschylus
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1921, 
(AESCHYLUS). HOERNLE, E.S. Notes on the Text of Aeschylus. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1921. First Printing. Pp. (8),vii-ix,(1),[1]-[100]. 8vo, reddish cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Introductory; 2. The Mistakes of the Copyists; 3. Metrical Problems: Syllabic Correspondence; 4. Metrical Problems (continued); 5. Metrical Problems (continued): Division of Lines; 6. Style; 7. Conclusions and an illustration. With the following appendices: I. The Relation of the Aeschylean Manuscripts; II. Pseudo-Dochmiacs; III. Avoidance of Proper Names; IV. Minor Illustrations; V. Note on S.V.T. 734-749. Corrigenda slip tipped in at contents page. Name inked to flyleaf,else very good. 40.00

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16 AGES, Arnold. VOLTAIRE Voltaire's Critical Notes in the Old Testament Portion of La Bible Enfin Expliquée.
University Microfilms, Ann Arbor , 1968, 
AGES, Arnold. Voltaire's Critical Notes in the Old Testament Portion of La Bible Enfin Expliquée. Dissertation in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University. The Ohio State University, 1963. Ann Arbor : University Microfilms, (1968). Pp (3),[i]-iv,1-236,(1) leaves, printed one side only. 8vo, blue wrappers, printed paper label to front cover. This is an authorized facsimile and was produced by microfilm-xerography. Spine sunned, else very good. 30.00

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17 ALEXANDER, Calvert Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present
Bruce Publishing Co., 1935, 
ALEXANDER, Calvert. The Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., (1935).Pp 399. 8vo, pressed red cloth. Chapters include J. Henry Newman, Coventry Patmore, G.M. Hopkins, Francis Thompson, Alice Meynell, Chesterton, Baring , Belloc, etc., etc.. From the Science and Culture Series, edited by JosephHusslein. Some dampstaining, fading to spine, several portions cut from dj affixed to ffep, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. 20.00

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18 ALEXANDER, W.J. Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884.
Nova Scotia Printing Company, Halifax, 1884, 
ALEXANDER, W.J. The Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884. Halifax : Printed at the Office of the Nova Scotia Printing Company, n.d. [1884]. Pp [1]-22,(2). 8vo, pale green printed stitched card covers. Watters p.600. Alexander was Munro Professor of English Language and Literature at Dalhousie University, and Sometime Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University. William John Alexander (1855-1944) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, taught at Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1878-79, then left for Johns Hopkins University, and later took the position of Professor of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he taught from 1884to 1889. In 1889, he took the new chair of English at University College, University of Toronto. In 1889, he used his inaugural lecture to define "the study of literature as a work of interpretation" and recognized "the great truth that the production of emotion is the object of the highest forms of literature." Tear to foot of spine and fore-edge, else very good. 125.00

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19 ALEXANDER, William John WALLACE, Malcolm W. WOODHOUSE, A.S.P. In Memoriam William John Alexander (1856-1944), Professor and Head of the Department of English 1889-1926.
University of Toronto Quarterly, Toronto , 1944, 
(ALEXANDER, William John). In Memoriam William John Alexander (1856-1944), Professor and Head of the Department of English 1889-1926. I. Memoir [by] Malcolm W. Wallace. II. Critic and Teacher [by] A.S.P. Woodhouse. Reprinted from the University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No. 1, October, 1944. Pp (2),1-33,(1),+ portrait frontis. 8vo, grey stapled card covers. Spine andedges browned, else very good. 10.00

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20 ALLEN, Charles KIPLING, Rudyard Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316726559 
ALLEN, Charles. Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),ix-xix,(3),1-426,+ 16 pp plates. Text illustrations. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, red lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. "This is the story of the forgotten Kipling: 'Ruddy' the troubled youth eager to be accepted by Anglo-Indian society but too arrogant for his own good. A boy terrified of heat, darkness, and disease; a teenager who suffered a series of physical and mental breakdowns and turned to opiates for relief. A young man compelled to take dangerous 'night walks' into the native city of Lahore. This is Ruddy the breaker of taboos: who visited prostitutes; who wrote about love across the racial divide and wives who committed adultery in the hill-stations; who wrote sympathetically about the drunks and vagabonds of the British underclass. But when Kipling used his pen to attack figures in the highest tiers of the establishment, he became too scandalous for British India's comfort. At twenty-three, Ruddy left India to make a name for himself in literary London." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: 'Seek not to question.' 1. 'Mother of cities': Bombay and a beginning, 1865-7. 2. 'Youth in the eye of thesun': Bombay and expulsion from Eden, 1867-71. 3. 'A double death': Souths ea and Lahore, 1871-7. 4. 'One school of many': United Services College, Westward Ho!, and Bikaner House, Lahore, 1877-82. 5. 'As a prince entering his kingdom': Lahore and Simla, 1882-3. 6. 'The seething city': Lahore and the Family Square, 1883-4. 7. 'The Oldest Land': The Punjab and Simla, 1885. 8. 'In vigil or toil or ease': The Plains and the Hills, 1886. 9. 'Forty foolish yarns': From Lahore to Allahabad, 1887-8. 10. 'Who travels the fastest': Simla, Allahabad and an ending, 1888-9. 11. 'Life and Death ... and Love and Fate': London and fame, 1889-91. 12. 'Try as he will': Weddings and funerals, Vermont and Sussex, 1892-9. Envoi: 'In the faith of little children: Kim and after, 1899-1936. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without insription by the author. 30.00

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