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181 FORD, R.A.D. Solitary City : Poems and Translations. First Edition, hardback in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto , 1969, 
FORD, R.A.D. The Solitary City : Poems and Translations. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1969. Pp 94. purple patterned paper-covered boards. Spadoni &Donnelly 2094. Robert Arthur Douglas Ford (b. January 8, 1915, Ottawa - d. April 12, 1998, Vichy, France) was a Canadian poet, translator and diploma t. His second book of poems; includes translations of Akhmatova, Mayakovskyand Pasternak. Very good -fine in dustjacket (light soiling, small stain t o rear panel corner, 1/2" section missing from front panel by spine, closedtear and creasing). 35.00

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Window on the North. First Edition in dustjacket, FORD, R.A.D.
182 FORD, R.A.D. Window on the North. First Edition in dustjacket
Ryerson Press, Toronto , 1956, 1956 
FORD, R.A.D. A Window on the North. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (June 1956). First Edition. Pp (4),v-vi,(2),3-48,(2). 8vo, grey boards, brown lettering to front board and spine.

Robert Arthur Douglas Ford (b. January 8, 1915, Ottawa - d. April 12, 1998, Vichy, France) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat.

"The north and the south: these are the main influences in the poetry of Mr. Ford. And with a high receptivity to extreme, it was luck that took him in the service of Canadian diplomacy from the feminine grace of Rio-de-Janeiro to the hard masculinity of Moscow. Throughout his poems, even those on strictly Canadian themes, these two influences constantly re appear. The book is divided into three parts, of which the third, 'Luis Medias Pontual in Red Square,' is perhaps the most important. It was written just after the war, in Moscow, and reflects the impact on the author of the many disenchanted Spanish Republic émigrés whom he encountered at that time. In the person of Luis Medias Pontual the poem tries to portray the tragedy of the western intellectual of the left, awakening to bitter disillusionment, and of the incapacity of the Westerner to comprehend the mystery of Russia." - from the dj.

The poems:
Part I. Middle of the Century. "Lynx", "Twenty Below ", "The Golden Grove", "The Stranger with the Hammer of Thor", "A. Window on the North", "Middle of the Century", "Back to Dublin", "Thaw in January", "Indian Summer", "Pastiche", "Roadside near Moscow ". Part II.A Delusion of Reference. "Red Landscape", "A Delusion of Reference", "The Stick Laid Down", "Pavlovsk", "Unheeding in Despair", "Revenge of the Hunted", "Small Boys Playing", "Emigré", "Two Sonnets on a Hunting Theme", "Child Crying in the Night", "Blue Mist", "Poem", "Letter to My Mother", "Confidences of an Itabirano". Part III. Luis Medias Pontual in Red Square. Very good to fine in sunned dustjacket (closed tear to front panel). 50.00

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183 FORD, R.A.D. NEIZVESTNY, Ernst Dostoyevsky and Other Poems
Mosaic Press, Oakville, 1988, ISBN:0889624119 
FORD, R.A.D. Dostoyevsky and Other Poems. Drawings and Illustrations by Ernst Neizvestny. Oakville: Mosaic Press, (1988). Pp. (5)6-104,(2). 8vo, purple ill. card covers with pink and white lettering to front cover, pink lettering to spine. Robert Arthur Douglas Ford (b. January 8, 1915, Ottawa - d. April 12, 1998, Vichy, France) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat. "This new book of poems highlights Robert Ford's most sensitive reading and appreciation of Russian culture and his astonishing ability to create precise, dramatic and enduring poetry." - from the rear cover. Very good. Dueto its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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Napoleon and His Court. UK no dj , FORESTER, C.S. Napoleon)
184 FORESTER, C.S. Napoleon) Napoleon and His Court. UK no dj
Methuen, London, 1924, 
FORESTER, C.S. Napoleon and His Court. L.: Methuen, 1924. Pp 247, with 8 pppub. cat., frontis + 15 plates. 8vo, green cloth, black lettering, devices and rules on sp. and fr. bd. Edges worn, nick to r. bd. top edge, some sma ll surface nicks to cloth. Internally clean and tight. A scarce early work.400.00

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185 FORTIN, Jutta Emma. Chiasma, 16. Methods in Madness : Control Mechanisms in the French Fantastic. First Edition, Paperback.
Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York, 2005, ISBN:9042016566 
FORTIN, Jutta Emma. Methods in Madness : Control Mechanisms in the French Fantastic. (Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-148. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers with yellow spine, yellow lettering to front cover, purple lettering to spine. Chiasma, number 16. Series editor: Michael Bishop [of Halifax]. "The language of the fantastic left its mark upon many different thinkers in 19th-century Europe. Marx's comparison of consumer goods to fetish objects, works by Villiers de l'Isle Adam or other novelists about machines that assume lives of their own, or the diagnoses of psychological illness offered by doctors in Maupassant's tales all blur the lines between scientific description and beliefs in the magical. Building upon a wealth of critical studies devoted to the fantastic and upon Freud's theory of the unconscious, Jutta Fortin proposes that many classic stories of the fantastic undermine basic psychological mechanisms that are designed to heol their users cope with shocking to disturbing events. By defining five of these defence mechanisms, and analysing stories by eight writers that both illustrate and subvert such mechanisms, Dr Fortin offers provocative reasons why fantastic stories appealed to those readers who wished to better understand human motivations." - from rear. Contents: Introduction: History and Theories of the Fantastic -- The Fantastic and PsychologicalDefence -- Outline. 1. Fetishization: Fetishization and the Fantastic -- B alzac's "Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" -- Maupassant's "La Chevelure" -- Gautier's "Le Pied de momie". 2. Projection: Projection and the Fantastic -- The Uncanny -- Sand's "La Fee aux gros yeux" -- George Sand and Idealism -- Merimee's "Carmen". 3. Intelectualization: Intellectualization and the Fantastic -- Merimee's "La Venus d'Ille" -- Merimee's "Carmen". 4. Mechanization: Mechanization and the Fantastic -- Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann" -- Villiers del'Isle-Adam's "L'Eve future" -- The Mechanical Monster. 5. Compulsion: Com puilsion and the Fantastic -- Maupassant's "Madame Hermet" -- Maupassant's "Fou". With conclusion and bibliography. Very good. 40.00

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186 FRANCE, Anatole AUSTEN, John ALLINSON, Alfred, trans. Gods Are Athirst. 1st thus no dj
1927, 
FRANCE, Anatole. The Gods Are Athirst. Translated by Alfred Allinson with illustrations by John Austen. L.: John Lane The Bodley Head / N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Co., (1928). Lg 8vo, black cloth. Light wear, else vg. 40.00

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187 FRANCE, Anatole HEARN, Lafcadio (translated by) ROSENBACH, A. S. W. (introduction by) SAUVAGE, Sylvain Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. Limited Edition in slipcase. signed.
Limited Editions Club, New York, 1937, 
FRANCE, Anatole. The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. Translated by Lafcadio Hearn, with an introduction by A. S. W. Rosenbach, and illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. New York : The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Pp. 190, colour frontispiece, + 8 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 4to, decorated green boardswith gilt lettering to front and spine, in forest green slipcase with pape r title block to spine. Of this edition of The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, fifteen hundred copies have been made for the members of the Limited Editions Club. This copy is number 1368 and it is signed by the illustrator. The first successful novel by the prominent French writer, whose protagonist - like its author - "had a virulent case of bibliomania". Very good in nickedslipcase. Signed by the illustrator on the final leaf. 75.00

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Anfruhr der Engel.  in dj, in slipcase.  signed.  ltd ed.  with print., FRANCE, Anatole LEONHARD, Rudolf (ubertragen) EISLER, Georg MAYER, Hans (nachwort)
188 FRANCE, Anatole LEONHARD, Rudolf (ubertragen) EISLER, Georg MAYER, Hans (nachwort) Anfruhr der Engel. in dj, in slipcase. signed. ltd ed. with print.
Paul Zsolnay Verlag GmbH / Büchergilde Gutenburg, Wien, 1983, ISBN:3763228497 
(EISLER, Georg) FRANCE, Anatole. Anfruhr der Engel . Ins Deutsche übertragen von Rudolf Leonhard. Durchgesehene Fassung Alexandra Auer. Mit einem Nachowrt von Hans Mayer und achtunddreißig Bildren von Georg Eisler. Verlgt vonder Büchergilde Gutenburg im Jahre 1983. (Wien: Paul Zsolnay Verlag GmbH / Büchergilde Gutenburg), 1983. Pp. [1]-285,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue clot h with white lettered red title block to spine, with blue ribbon place-marker in plain red paper covered slipcase. [Dieses Buch ist Nr. 30 von 125 Kopien]. A translated copy of France's "Revolt of the Angels", wonderfully illustrated with several of Austrian artist Georg Eisler's engravings. Includes an engraved, hand-numbered and signed portrait print of France by Eisler laid in at front, and is supplemented by an original pencilled sketch of a devilish looking figure, also signed by Eisler, on the half-title. Numberedand signed by Eisler on the colophon. Vg in very lightly rubbed (to spine) dj. In slipcase. 200.00

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189 FRANCE, Anatole PLEIADE BANCQUART, Marie-Claire Oeuvres I. in dj
Bibliothéque de la Pleiade, 1984, 
FRANCE, Anatole. Oeuvres. I. Édition établie, présentée et annotée par Marie-Claire Bancquart. [Paris]: Gallimard / (Bibliothéque de la Pleiade, 1984). Pp. 1469. Text in French. Small 8vo, brown leather, green title block with gilt to spine, ribbon marker, top edge dyed orange. Vg in dj. 50.00

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190 FRASER, Alexander Clan Fraser in Canada : Souvenir of the First Annual Gathering, Toronto, May 5th, 1894, First Edition
Mail Job Printing Co., Toronto, 1895, 
FRASER, Alexander, (Mac-Fhionnlaidh). The Clan Fraser in Canada : Souvenir of the First Annual Gathering, Toronto, May 5th, 1894. Toronto : Mail Job Printing Co., 1895. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-112,+ 1 folding plate. Text Illustrations. 8vo, blue pressed cloth, silver lettering to front board, witha blank spine, all edges dyed red. Cntents : Introduction; France's Highla nders; Seventy-First Regiment; Fraser De Berry's Organization; Formation ofthe Clan Fraser in Canada; First Annual Clan Dinner; Toast of "The Clan," containing references to : Origin of the Clan, Change of Surnames; Origin of the Name "Fraser" The Norman-French Theory; Mr. Skene's Position Criticised; The Bond between Lord Lovat and the Marquis de la Frezeliere; Scottish Origin of the Name; Mr. Homer Dixon's Argument; The Frasers in the Lowlands; The Clan Fraser Established in the Highlands; Succession of the Chiefs; Alexander of Beaufort; Succession of the Strichen Family; A Curious Prediction; Reply to the Toast; A Guest Honored; Tcast of "The Clan in Canada."; "Distinguished Clansmen"; In Art; In Science; In Literature; In Theology; In War; Iti Politics; Organization of the Clan; Georgina Fraser-Newhall; Fraser's Drinking Song ; Simon Fraser, Discoverer of the Fraser River; Simon Lord Lovat, Beheaded on Tower Hill; Brigadier Simon Fraser; Si-i-ond Annual Dinner; Constitution and By-laws of the Clan; List of Officers. Illustrations: Frontispiece Armorial Bearings of the Clan; Menu and Toast List Card; Al exander Fraser (MacFhionnlaidh); Robert Lovat Fraser; Ex-Mayor John Fraser;William A. Fraser; Georgina Fraser-Newhall; Simon, Fourteenth Lord Lovat; Brigadier Simon Fraser. Rubbed, light edgewear, minor waterstain to fore-edge of last few leaves, else very good. 100.00

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191 FRÉMON, Jean NOEL, Bernard. Le double jeu du tu.
édition fata morgana, 1977, 
FRÉMON, Jean, et Bernard NOEL. Le double jeu du tu. N.pl.: édition fata morgana, (1977). First Trade Edition. Pp [1]-[118],(10). 8vo, printed yellow card covers, French flaps. The fifth volume in the series le grand pal. Limited to 1000 copies. Jean Frémon is a French writer. Bernard Noël is a French writer and poet, born in 1930. Wear to top spine, else very good. From the library of Canadian poet and critic Michael Bishop. 22.00

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192 FRENAUD, Andre PINGAUD, Bernard) Notre Inhabilete Fatale : Entretiens avec Bernard Pingaud. signed.
Gallimard, Paris, 1979, 
FRÉNAUD, André. Notre Inhabileté Fatale : Entretiens avec Bernard Pingaud. [Paris]: Gallimard, (1979). Pp. (10),[11]-267,(5). 8vo, printed white card covers with black and red lettering to front and spine. A collection of interviews with the French novelist/essayist. Text in French. Some wear to outer hinges, much indecipherable inked marginalia throughout, else good. Signed and inscribed by Frénaud on the half-title, to Michael Bishop. 30.00

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193 FRÉNAUD, André). Sud : Revue litéraire bimestrielle. 11e année. André Frénaud
Sud, Marseille , 1981, ISBN:2864460122 
(FRÉNAUD, André). Sud : Revue litéraire bimestrielle. 11e année. André Frénaud. (Marseille : Sud, 1981). Pp 1-324,(4). 8vo, pale green card covers, printed in red and black. This issue of the review Sud presents papers dealing with André Frénud. Text in French. André Frénaud (1907-1993) was one ofthe most important French poets of the second half of the twentieth centur y, successors of the surrealist movement. Gift inscription, else very good. 30.00

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194 FRÉNAUD, André). LITTLE, Roger. André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le vide
Sud, Marseille, 1989, ISBN:2864461093 
(FRÉNAUD, André). LITTLE, Roger. André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le vide. (Marseille) : Sud, (1989). First Edition. Pp (6),7-264,(4). 8vo, white card covers, red and black lettering to front board, black lettering tospine and rear board. Contents : Introduction: Parcours initiatique. Eaux- mères d'une épopée moderne – I. Les longs poèmes 1941-1953. Eaux-mères d'une épopée moderne – II. Les longs poèmes 1958-1980. Une voix plurielle. Une poètique de l'être... et du néant. La négativité conquérante. L'art, miroirde l'homme. Une poèsie inquiète. Very good. From the library of Canadian p oet and scholar Michael Bishop, with his signature. 60.00

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195 FRÉNAUD, André. Depuis toujours déjà : poèmes 1953-1968
NRF Gallimard, Paris, 1970, 
FRÉNAUD, André. Depuis toujours déjà : poèmes 1953-1968. [Paris] : nrf, Gallimard, (1970). Limited , Numbered Trade Edition. Pp (8),9-133,(7). 8vo, pale yellow card covers, french flaps, red and black lettering and borders toboards and spine. Wear to spine ends, short tear to top spine, name, else very good. From the library of Canadian poet Michael Bishop, with Prof. Bishop's marginal markings throughout / De la bibliothèque de poète canadien Michael Bishop, avec les taches marginales du Prof. Bishop partout. 30.00

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196 FRÉNAUD, André. La Fainte Face : poèmes
NRF Gallimard, Paris, 1985, ISBN:2070323099 
FRÉNAUD, André. La Fainte Face : poèmes. [Paris] : nrf, Gallimard, (1985). Pp (8),7-[282],(4). Sm 8vo (pocketbook), white card covers, red and black lettering and photos to boards and spine. A very good copy. Inscribed by theauthor to Canadian poet, Michael Bishop. / Inscrit par l'auteur à le poète canadien, Michael Bishop 30.00

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Théatre de Berquin.  new ed. , French Drama] STAAL, G.
197 French Drama] STAAL, G. Théatre de Berquin. new ed.
Garnier Fréres, 0, 
[French Drama]. Théatre de Berquin. Nouvelle Édition. Illustré de Nombreuses Vignettes Dessinées par G. Staal. Paris: Garnier Fréres, [ca. 1870]. Pp 513. 8vo, full calf, gilt and tooled, a.e.g. Heavily rubbed with wear to extremities, a few spots of soiling, light foxing to first 10 pages, presentation bookplate, else vg. 50.00

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198 FRIEDMAN, Lionel J. Mediaeval Academy of America, publication number 68 Text and Iconography for Joinville's Credo
Mediaeval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, 1958, 
FRIEDMAN, Lionel J. Text and Iconography for Joinville's Credo . Cambridge,MA: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1958. Pp. (14),1-82,(1), +23 p. of p lates at rear. Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to front and spine. The Mediaeval Academy of America, publication number 68. A bit musty, boards faintly dusty, name inked totitle page, personal acquisition note to contents page, else vg. 50.00

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199 FROMENT, Eugène REBEK, Kathleen FROMENT, Eugène) Story of a Round Loaf
Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979, ISBN:0138508348 
FROMENT, Eugène. The Story of a Round Loaf. Illustrations adapted by Kathleen Rebek. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1979). Pp. 62. Square8vo, brown faux leather, decorative black borders to front and rear covers , gilt titles to front and spine. A delightful children's story about the adventures of a young boy on his way to deliver a loaf of bread. Based on the original story and illustrations by Froment, a wood engraver who lived and worked in France from 1844 to 1900. Vg. 25.00

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200 FRY, Roger) SUTTON, Denys, edited with an introduction by) Letters of Roger Fry. 2 volumes.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1972, ISBN:0701115998 
(FRY, Roger). The Letters of Roger Fry. Edited and with an introductiion byDenys Sutton. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: Chatto & Windus, 1972. First Printin g. I: Pp. (6),vii-xviii,1-364, portrait frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. II. Pp. (4),v-viii,(2),367-787,(1), portrait frontispiece, + 24 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spines. "This two-volume selection of Fry's letters throws a great deal of light on many aspects of artistic and literary life in England,the United States and France. For Fry had numerous and close contacts with writers as well as painters and designers, was the founder of the renowned Omega Workshops, designed his own house as well as sets for plays, and tra nslated the poems of Mallarmé into English. All the time he went on with his painting, and wrote copiously for the leading art journals, especially the Burlington Magazine. In his private life he suffered greatly when his wife Helen, whom he dearly loved, became insane. But, as these letters show, he overcame this tragedy, and the outstanding quality of the later letters is their serenity. Fry had various loves, one of them for a long time being the painter Vanessa Bell. His intimate friends thus included her sister Virginia Woolf, and it was she who wrote the official biography of him which was published in 1940." - from the dust jacket. Very good in edgeworn, price-clipped dust jackets. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his pencilled marginalia. The set for 50.00

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