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1 A Lady Home in the South, or, Two Year's at Uncle Warren's
American Reform Tract and Book Society, Cincinnati, 1857, 
A Lady. A Home in the South, or, Two Year's at Uncle Warren's . Cincinnati,OH: American Reform Tract and Book Society, (1857). Pp. (2),[i]-vi,[7]-134 ,(4), frontis., + 1 plate. Includes textual illustrations. 12mo, red pressed cloth with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. An abolitionist tract released prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, directed more towards juvenile readers, but with a constant message that could have been followed by all, exhibiting the sinfulness of slaveholding in general, promoting the cause through reason and reflection and the brutalizing effects that the practice of slavery has on societies where it had been implemented, rather thanthe gory, harrowing details of any individual case. Boards rubbed with a c ouple of small dampstains, spine ends worn, occasional marginal smudging and foxing with sparse pencilling, contemporary gift inscription to ffep, else vg. 200.00

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2 ABEL, Richard, ed. LEWIS, Philip S.C., ed. Lawyers in Society, Volume One : The Common Law World. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988, ISBN:0520056035 
ABEL, Richard, and Philip S.C. Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Volume One :The Common Law World. Edted by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis. Berk eley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). FirstPrinting. Pp. (4),v-xii,1-399,(3). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to s pine. Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984. "The legal profession is one of the most discussed and leastunderstood occupational categories in contemporary society. Are there too many lawyers wasting human resources and hampering political and economic activity, or are there too few to provide adequate representation for all? Does a career in law permit social mobility or has the profession remained apreserve of privilege? The essays in this volume offer readers inside and outside the legal system a solid sociological foundation for addressing these questions and many others." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Introduction by Philip S.C. Lewis; 2. England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors (by Richard L. Abel); 3. The Legal Profession in Scotland: An Endangered Species or a Problem Case for Market Theory? (by Alan A. Paterson); 4. Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism (by Harry W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Frederick H. Zemans); 5. United States: The Contradictions of Professionalism (by Richard L. Abel); 6. The Australian Legal Profession: From Provincial Family Firms to Multinationals (by David Weisbrot); 7. New Zealand Lawyers: From Colonial GPs tothe Servants of Capital (by Georgina Murray); 8. Past and Present: A Socio logical Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession (by J.S. Gandhi). Very goodin dustjacket. 60.00

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3 ABULAFIA, David, ed. Mediterranean in History. First American Edition in dustjacket.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2003, ISBN:0892367253 
ABULAFIA, David, ed. The Mediterranean in History. Edited by David Abulafia. Texts by David Abulafia, Oliver Rackham, Marlene Suano, Mario Torelli, Geoffrey Rickman, John Pryor, Michel Balard, Molly Greene, Jeremy Black. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, (2003). First US Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-320. With 161 colour and 147 black-and-white illustrations. Large 8vo, bluecloth with gilt lettering to spine. "For over four thousand years the Medi terranean was the center of Western civilization. Geographically, it is a world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and climate -- barren deserts, fertile plains, snow-capped mountains, peninsulas, islands, and separate minor seas with distinct characters of their own. Historically, it has been the meeting place of the cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the battleground of races and nations, and the focus of three great religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The distinguished Mediterranean scholar David Abulafia has brought together a team of eightleading specialists from many countries to tell this enthralling and compl ex story as a connected narrative: from a description of the physical setting, the prehistoric traders, and the struggle between Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans ending in Roman victory, to a discussion of the post-Roman nations, the Christian powers in the north, the Islamic powers in the south, the domination by England and France, and, finally, the twentieth century, divided between war and mass tourism. This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and will engage specialists, students, and general readers alike." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. "Thephysical setting" (Oliver Rackham); 2. "The first trading empires: prehist ory to c.1000 BC" (Marlene Suano); 3. "The battle for the sea routes: 1000-300 BC" (Mario Torelli); 4. "The creation of Mare Nostrum: 300 BC - 500 AD"(Geoffrey Rickman); 5. "The Mediterranean breaks up: 500-1000" (John Pryor ); 6. "A Christian Mediterranean: 1000-1500" (Michel Balard); 7. "ResurgentIslam: 1500-1700" (Molly Greene); 8. "The Mediterranean as a battleground of the European powers: 1700-1900" (Jeremy Black); 9. "A globalized Mediterranean: 1900-2000" (David Abulafia). Very good in crisp dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 32.50

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4 ADAMS, Peter KROLL, Madelaine. Racing Yachts. 4th pr in dj.
Dutton, 1930, 
ADAMS, Peter. Racing Yachts : Done on Cork Models; illustrated with pen drawings by Madelaine Kroll. NY: E.P. Dutton, (1930). Fourth Printing. Pp 120.Small 8vo, red cloth. Essentially an activity-based introduction to yachti ng history mostly (but not exclusively) for younger readers: while the models depicted look rather crude, the narrative of America's Cup races is quite bracing. Slightly rubbed, some edgewear, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 40.00

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5 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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6 ALCOTT, Ron. RICHARDSON, Arleigh D. STEWART, Dick, foreword. Building Classic Salmon Flies. First Edition in dustjacket.
Nimbus, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:1551091380 
ALCOTT, Ron. Building Classic Salmon Flies. Foreword by Dick Stewart. Edited by Arleigh D. Richardson III. Photographs by the author. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-197,(1). Illustrated in black and white. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In a book that will be welcomed by both experienced salmon fly tyers and fly-tyers who have not yet built a classic salmon fly, master fly-tyer Ron Alcott explains how to build these brilliant flies, which more than any others have risen to the status of an art form. A student of the nineteenth- andearly-twentieth-century writers on salmon flies, Alcott demystifies for to day's readers the often confusing information and instructions in those historic texts and offers extensive advice for contemporary tyers." -- from dust jacket. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. 25.00

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7 ALEXEYEV, Pyotr Soviet Booklet No. 84 Delay is Dangerous : The Soviet View on the German Problem. Questions Answered by Pyotr Alexeyev
Soviet Booklets, London, 1962, 
ALEXEYEV, Pyotr. Delay is Dangerous : The Soviet View on the German Problem. Questions Answered by Pyotr Alexeyev. London : Soviet Booklet No. 84, January 1962. Pp (4),5-[24]. 8vo, white stapled card covers, lettered in blackand red. "The Novosti Press Agency in the U.S.S.R. receives many letters f rom its foreign readers in which they ask questions about Germany and West Berlin. This is quite natural. The attention of people in diverse countriesis now focused on this problem. We have picked out the questions asked mos t often and put them to our commentator Pyotr Alexeyev. The Novosti Press Agency hopes that this booklet will help the British public to gain a correct understanding of the Soviet Union's position on the German problem." Shipping charges may be reduced due to its light weight. Very good. 25.00

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8 ALLEN, Kenneth WOOD, Peter M. Sea Captains and their Ships. 1st UK in dj
Odhams Books, 1965, 
ALLEN, Kenneth. Sea Captains and their Ships. Illustrated by Peter M. Wood. L.: Odhams Books, (1965). First Printing. Pp 160. 8vo, blue cloth. A book for juvenile readers about famous Captains and their ships. Included are Christopher Columbus and the Santa Maria, Grenville and the Revenge, Blake and the George, Anson and the Centurion, Bligh and the Bounty, Nelson and the Victory, Broke and the Shannon, Salmond and the Birkenhead, Tryon and the Victoria, Sturdee and the Invincible, Harwood and the Ajax, Vian and the Cossack, Kennedy and the PT 109, Kerans and the Amethyst. Gift inscription, else vg in price-clipped dj. 40.00

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9 ALSON, Sandra, (ed.) MacKENZIE, William Ord BLACKSTOCK, Cicely , (ed.) Another World : William Ord Mackenzie’s Sojourn in the Canadas, 1839 - 1843
2015, 
ALSON, Sandra and Cicely BLACKSTOCK, (eds.). ‘Another World’ : William Ord Mackenzie’s Sojourn in the Canadas, 1839 - 1843. Toronto : The Champlain Society, 2015. Pp (14),[xv]-lvi,(13),14-645,(9). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamped Champlain Society sealon front board. "William Ord Mackenzie, a recently graduated British army surgeon, describes for his friends and family back home his life in his first posting to ‘another world’: the Canadas, in the period just after the Rebellions. Opinionated, frank, sometimes arrogant and prejudiced, but alwayscurious, Mackenzie details for his readers the social and political affair s of the colonies over five years. He serves in the major cities ? Toronto,Kingston, Montreal and Quebec? and witnesses cultural events, social affai rs, sports, and theatrical performances. He is also posted to smaller garrisons ? Rivière-du-Loup, Chambly and the frontier post of Fort Ingall near the American border, and writes, sometimes despairingly, about their conditions. As a well-connected Scot, Mackenzie has entrée into the highest society of the colony, dining with lieutenant-governors, prominent businessmen, writers and politicians, but he also finds himself in the homes of ordinary Canadians in rural settings, enjoying the dances, weddings, sleighing and snowshoeing that helped to alleviate the boredom of service in a peacetime army. Politics, food, natural history, geography, the weather, local gossip and pretty girls all form part of his journals, as does a detailed account of his reading, in newspapers, journals and books. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings and detailed maps and sketches of cities and army posts, thislittle-known journal makes a remarkable contribution to our understanding of a young country ? Canada in embryo following a time of grave troubles. It explores a place slowly and painfully healing from the conflict and divisions brought by rebellion but preparing to take the first shaky and uncertain steps towards a truly united nation. Contents : Ilustrations and Maps; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Textual Note; Journals; [Journal,Volume I]; Description of a Sojourn in Another World, Volume II, Toronto, U.C. 1839; Journal of a Sojourn in Another World! Volume III, Rivière-du-Loup, 1840; Journal of a Scribbler in Another World, Volume IV, Quebec, 1841;Journal of an Officer in Canada, Volume V, Chambly, C.-E., 1843; Appendix: William Ord Mackenzie's Reading; Selected Bibliography. ADDITIONAL SHIPPIN G CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 50.00

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10 ALTSCHUL, D.H. Allman's Popular Elementary Series of Works for Learning Foreign Languages First German Reading-Book
T.J. Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1861, 
ALTSCHUL, D.H. The First German Reading-Book . After the system of "The First French Reading Book" and "The First Italian Reading Book" by F. Ahn. With original exercises; copious grammatical, historical, and misccellaneous notes; a complete vocabulary, explaining etymological difficulties, &c., &c., to which is added a series of amusing and instructive pieces, in prose and verse, especially adapted for the rapid improvement of more or less advanced students in the German language and literature by D.H. Altschul. London: T.J. Allman, 463, Oxford Street, 1861. Third Edition, Revised and Corrected. Pp. [i]-viii,[1]-154. Endpaper advertisements. Small 8vo, pressed blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and blank spine. A volume in Allman's Popular Elementary Series of Works for Learning Foreign Languages. With advertisement for the French Reading-Book tipped in at title page. Text in Fraktur German. Spine browned, some edge spotting, light foxing to initial and final leaves, else vg. Uncommon. 50.00

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11 AMIS, Kingsley Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. First Edition in dustjacket
Jonathan Cape, London, 1967, 
AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. London : Jonathan Cape, (1967). Pp (10),11-57,(1). 8vo, green cloth boards, glit lettering towhite spine. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A27. "Although Kingsle y Amis's reputation has been founded mainly on his novels, his verse was known to a small public some time before 'Lucky Jim' appeared, and since thenhe has been gradually strengthening his position as one of the most consis tently able poets to emerge since the war. These new poems, in their lucidity and their conscientious craftsmanship, belong to the best English tradition, while many of them show the range of attitudes -- from cool irony and wit to savage mockery and pessimism -- familiar to readers of Mr. Amis's fiction." - from the dustjacket. Includes the following poems: Part I: "An Ever-Fixed Mark", "Out-Patient", "A Tribute to the Founder", "After Goliath","Sight Unseen", "Nothing to Fear", "Toys", "Souvenirs", "A Point of Logic" , "On a Portrait of Mme Rimsky-Korsakov", "A Chromatic Passing-Note", "Science Fiction", "The Huge Artifice", "New Approach Needed", "Larger Truth", "Fiction", "L'Invitation au Voyage", "Coming of Age", "A.E.H.", "Oligodora","Green Heart", "Waking Beauty", "An Attempt at Time-Travel", "In Memorian W.R.A.". Part II: The Evans Country: "Aberdarcy: the Main Square", "St. Asaph's", "Langwell", "Pendydd", "Llansili Beach", "Brynbwrla", "Maunders", "Fforestfawr", "Welch Ferry, West Side", "Aldport (Mystery Tour)", and "Aberdarcy: the Chaucer Road". A very good, clean copy in corner-trimmed (but notprice-clipped) dustjacket. 70.00

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12 ANDERSON, Ellen Judging Bertha Wilson : Law as Large as Life. in dj
University of Toronto Press, 2001, ISBN:0802036481 
ANDERSON, Ellen. Judging Bertha Wilson : Law as Large as Life. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (2001). Pp. 472 with [32] pp. of black & white photographs. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. "Madame Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, is an enormously influential and controversial figure in Canadian legal and political history. This engaging authorized, intellectual biography draws on interviews with Madame Justice Wilson and her husband John, as well as with her friends, relatives and colleagues, conducted under the auspices of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History."--from the dj. " Asa book about the first woman to be appointed to the Ontario Court of Appea l and to the Supreme Court of Canada, this biography of Bertha Wilson will have an inherent interest to many readers. Its importance also derives in large measure from the fact that she joined the Supreme Court at that critical moment when the Charter was entrenched and, as Ellen Anderson demonstrates, she played a large role in setting the course for Charter interpretation. " - the foreword. Vg in dj. 30.00

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13 ANDREWS, Julie Home : A Memoir of My Early Years. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Hyperion Books, New York, 2008, ISBN:0786865652 
ANDREWS, Julie. Home : A Memoir of My Early Years. New York : Hyperion Books, (2008). First Printing. Pp (14),1-339,(1) + 32 pages of b&w photos. 8vo,yellow cloth spine, off-white paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to fron t & spine. Dame Julia Elizabeth "Julie" Andrews, DBE, (née Wells (b. October 1, 1935, Walton-on-Thames, England) is an English actress, singer, and author. "Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now. In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to the brink of international stardom in America. Her memoir begins in 1935, when Julie was born to an aspiring vaudevillian mother and a teacher father, and takes readers to 1962, when Walt Disney himself saw her on Broadway and cast her as the world's most famous nanny. Along the way, she weathered the London Blitz of World War II; her parents' diivorce; her mother's turbulent second marriage to Canadian tenor Ted Andrews, and a childhood spent on radio, in music halls, and giving concert performances all over England. Julie's professional career began at the agee age of twelve, and in 1948 she became the youngest solo performer ever to participate in a Royal Command Performance before the Queen. kjueen. When only eighteen, she left home for the United States to make her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend, and thus began her meteoric rise to stardom. Home is filled with numerous anecdotes. including stories of performing in My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison on Broadway and in the West End, and in Camelot with Richard Burton; ay ; her first marriage to famed set and costume designer Tony Walton, culminating with the birth of their daughter, Emma; and the call from Hollywood and what lay beyond. Julie Andrews' career has flourished over seven decades. From her legendary Broadway performances, to her roles in such iconic films as The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hawaii, 10, and The Princess Diaries, to her award-winning television appearances, multiple album releases, concert tours, international humanitarian work, best-selling children's books, and championship of literacy, Julie's influence spans generations. Today, she lives with her husband of thirty-eight years, the acclaimed writer/director Blake Edwards; they have five children and seven grandchildren. Featuring over fifty personal photos, many never before seen, this is the personal memoir Julie Andrews' audiences have been waiting for.Light wear to foot of spine, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacke t (with Autographed Copy sticker on front). 150.00

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Farm : or A New and Entertaining Account of Rural Scenes and Pursuits, withthe Toils, Pleasures, and Productions of Farming. For young readers in the town and country., Anonymous
14 Anonymous Farm : or A New and Entertaining Account of Rural Scenes and Pursuits, withthe Toils, Pleasures, and Productions of Farming. For young readers in the town and country.
Henry F. Anners, Philadelphia, 1841, 1841 
(Anonymous). The Farm : or A New and Entertaining Account of Rural Scenes and Pursuits, with the Toils, Pleasures, and Productions of Farming. For young readers in the town and country. Philadelphia : Henry F. Anners, 1841. Pp (2),[i]-x,[11]-204,(6). Illustrated. Small 8vo, red leather spine, yellow paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :
Introduction.
The Farm-House.
Tillage.
Produce of the Farm.
Pulse Crops, &c.
Hops. Hemp, Flax, and Teasels.
Livestock.
Dairy and Poultry Yard.
Hay-making.
Hay-binding and Selling.
Grain Harvest.
Threshing and Dressing Grain.
The Potatoe Crops.
Turnips.
Grass.
Herbage Plants.
Dealing and Money Matters.

Wear to spine ends and corners, bookworm damage to spine, waterstaining to covers and so me leaves, browning to text leaves, else good. As is. 125.00


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Hitler and the Middle Sea.  in dj. , ANSEL, Walter
15 ANSEL, Walter Hitler and the Middle Sea. in dj.
Duke University Press, 1972, 
ANSEL, Walter. Hitler and the Middle Sea. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972. Pp 514. Illustrated. 8vo, pale green cloth. Law 0304. "A companion volume to the well-received Hitler Confronts England, this new book by Admiral Ansel explores German sources unfamiliar to English and American readers in its discussion of Hitler's activities in the Mediterranean, particularly Germany's invasion of Crete. Admiral Ansel had access to German wartime records not generally available to scholars, and he interviewed many of the officers and men who participated in the battles he discusses." -from the dj. Large owner's signature to to top edge, else vg in slightly rubbed dj. 75.00

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16 Anthology - Juvenile - United Kingdom] Bunch of Children's Stories. in dj.
Blackie and Son Limited, London and Glasgow, 0, 
[Anthology - Juvenile - United Kingdom]. A Bunch of Children's Stories . London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son, Limited, [n.d. - ca. 1930s]. Pp. [120], + 3 colour plates and colour frontispiece. Includes textual illustrations. 4to, vividly illustrated paper covered boards with red spine, in like jacket. A collection of short tales and poems for younger readers. The cover illustration depicts two children and a dog rooting through a green chest, while another younger sibling holds a stack of books. Edgeworn with browned leaves, else vg in rubbed, browned, creased, spine-chipped dj. 30.00

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17 ARMBRECHT, Thomas J.D. YOURCENAR, Marguerite) GREEEN, Julian) At the Periphery of the Center : Sexuality and Literary Genre in the Works of Marguerite Yourcenar and Julian Green.
Rodopi , Amsterdam / New York, 2007, ISBN:9789042021891 
ARMBRECHT, Thomas J.D. At the Periphery of the Center : Sexuality and Literary Genre in the Works of Marguerite Yourcenar and Julian Green. Amsterdam–New York : Rodopi, 2007. First Edition. Chiasma 23. Pp [1]-139,(1). 8vo, i llustrated brown card covers. The twenty-third volume in the Chiasma series. “At the Periphery of the Center is the first comparison of two of France's most important twentieth-century authors, Julien Green and Marguerite Yourcenar. It examines textual elements in their plays and novels to draw conclusions about the ways that they represent homosexuality in their texts. Both Yourcenar and Green turned to drama to explore aspects of same-sex desire that they felt unable to express in their prose. The analysis of their plays shows that an emphasis on dialogue and action makes drama a particularly appropriate genre for writing about homosexuality because it affords an author distance and therefore protection from the "proclivities" of his characters. The chapters on the novel show, by contrast, how prose fiction allows an author to explain a character's sexuality with a degree of subtlety difficult to achieve in theatre. Variations in narration and paratext allow writers to avoid condemning discourses and to find an original means of expression instead. At the Periphery brings a new, textually centered approachto Green's and Yourcenar's works that is unlike the psychological analyses that often typify queer readings. It will be of great interest to scholars of twentieth-century French literature and of Gender Studies. The book wil l also appeal to non-academic readers, however, since it is about two French authors who were also American citizens and who wrote about US history and contemporary culture." - from the back cover. Very good. 30.00

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18 ARMS, Myron Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, Hinesburg, VT, 2004, ISBN:0942679296 
ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. (Hinesburg, VT) : Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, September 15, 2004. First Edition. Pp (14),[5]-242,(4) + 8-page central photosection. 8vo, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "As the last of the northern cod disappeared from the fishing banks of eastern North America d uring the waning years of the twentieth century, more than just fish faced the threat of extinction. In communities all around the island of Newfoundland, thousands of fishermen and their families suddenly found themselves confronted by a similar threat. Servants of the Fish is the story of these people - at once the perpetrators and the victims of an event that some have termed the greatest ecological disaster of the modern era. Set in the context of a sailing voyage around the island of Newfoundland, it is a story of loss and dislocation, yet as the voyage evolves, it also become a story of heroism, simple kindness, and the distinctly human capacity to survive in the face of seemingly impossibe odds. As he did in his best-selling Riddle of the Ice, author Arms employs the drama of the voyage to bring readers face to face with the people and the geography of the tale he tells. It is thetale of a particular time and place. Yet it is also an allegory of sorts - about predators and prey, about greed and denial, and about our collective ability as human beings to destroy natural systems once thought to be infinite. " -from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. Port aux Basques; 2. Cabot Strait; 3. Cow Head; 4. Port au Choix; 5. St. John Bay; 6. Flower Cove; 7. Battle Harbor; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Williamsport; 10. La Scie; 11. Fortune Harbor; 12. Seldom Come By; 13. Catalina; 14. St. John's; 15. La Polle. With epilogue, notes and bibliography. Gift inscription on title-page, else very good industjacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "With best wishes - / Myron Arms". 30.00

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19 ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. First Edition in dustjacket. Signed without inscription.
Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, Hinesburg, VT, 2004, ISBN:0942679296 
ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. (Hinesburg, VT) : Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, September 15, 2004. First Edition. Pp (14),[5]-242,(4) + 8-page central photosection. 8vo, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "As the last of the northern cod disappeared from the fishing banks of eastern North America d uring the waning years of the twentieth century, more than just fish faced the threat of extinction. In communities all around the island of Newfoundland, thousands of fishermen and their families suddenly found themselves confronted by a similar threat. Servants of the Fish is the story of these people - at once the perpetrators and the victims of an event that some have termed the greatest ecological disaster of the modern era. Set in the context of a sailing voyage around the island of Newfoundland, it is a story of loss and dislocation, yet as the voyage evolves, it also become a story of heroism, simple kindness, and the distinctly human capacity to survive in the face of seemingly impossibe odds. As he did in his best-selling Riddle of the Ice, author Arms employs the drama of the voyage to bring readers face to face with the people and the geography of the tale he tells. It is thetale of a particular time and place. Yet it is also an allegory of sorts - about predators and prey, about greed and denial, and about our collective ability as human beings to destroy natural systems once thought to be infinite. " -from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. Port aux Basques; 2. Cabot Strait; 3. Cow Head; 4. Port au Choix; 5. St. John Bay; 6. Flower Cove; 7. Battle Harbor; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Williamsport; 10. La Scie; 11. Fortune Harbor; 12. Seldom Come By; 13. Catalina; 14. St. John's; 15. La Polle. With epilogue, notes and bibliography. Very good in dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 30.00

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20 ASLET, Clive Greenwich Millennium : The 2000-year Story of Greenwich : An exclusive extract for Country Life readers
Fourth Estate, London, 1999, 
ASLET, Clive. Greenwich Millennium : The 2000-year Story of Greenwich : 'Anexclusive extract for Country Life readers'. London: Fourth Estate, (1999) . Pp. [61]. Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated tan card covers. A slim volume outlining the historical and nautical importance of Greenwich, home of the Observatory. Vg. 15.00

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