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21 BECKETT, Samuel. Three Novels by Samuel Beckett : Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable. FirstGrove Press Edition in dustjacket.
Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1959, 
BECKETT, Samuel. Three Novels by Samuel Beckett : Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable. [Translated from the French by the author]. New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1959). First thus printing. Pp. (6),3-577,(3). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Beckett's three French postwar novels, 'Molloy', 'Malone Dies', and 'The Unnamable',. form a trilogy which has firmly established him as one of the major ltierary innovators of our time. [...] Now, for the first time, this remarkable work is made available in one volume,as the author intended it should be. It is Beckett's major contribution to the modern novel, and will undoubtedly be classed as one of the truly crea tive works of our century." - from the dustjacket. Faint sunning to spine and top-edge, very light spotting to top edge, else very good in nicked, faintly verso-spotted, corner-trimmed (but not price-clipped -- origianl $6.50still in tact) dustjacket. 50.00

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Roman de Tristan et Iseut  : Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier, BÉDIER, Joseph, trans
22 BÉDIER, Joseph, trans Roman de Tristan et Iseut : Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier
L'Édition d'Art, 1929, 
BÉDIER, Joseph, trans. Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut : Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier. Ouvrage Couronné par l'Académie Française. Paris: L'Édition d'Art, (1929). Pp 248. 8vo, quarter calf, t.e.g. Rubbed with slight wear to spine ends and front corners, scuffing to spine, gift inscription, else vg. An attractive edition. 70.00

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23 BEHAN, Brendan BEHAN, Beatrice Hold your hour and have another. 1st US in dj
Little, Brown and Company, 1963, 
BEHAN, Brendan. Hold your hour and have another. Decorations by Beatrice Behan. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1963). First Edition. Pp. 191. 8vo, tan cloth, green titles to spine, top edge green. A collection of personal anecdotes and reminiscences of adventures of the author and others, while in Ireland, France and Spain. Vg in slightly edgeworn dj. 25.00

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24 BELL, Clive. Civilization : An Essay. First Edition.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1928, 
BELL, Clive. Civilization : An Essay. London: Chatto & Windus, 1928. First Printing. Pp. (6),v-ix,(1),1-257,(1),(4) of ads at rear. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "An exact definition I do not hope to give: already I have outgrown that glorious certainty which enabled me in sixty thousand words to tell the world precisely what was art. Yet, as a British general might have stuck the butt end of his cane into a map of France, observing bluffly -- 'Your objective must be somewhere hereabouts', so I, perhaps,can make a smudge on the chart of general ideas and say -- 'Civilization l ies about there.'" - from p.6. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. What Civilization Is Not; 3. The Paragons; 4. Their Characteristics: The Sense of Values;5. Their Characteristics: Reason Enthroned; 6. Civilization and its Dissem inators; 7. How to Make a Civilization. Slightly cocked, rubbing to outer hinges, light fraying to head of spine, name to flyleaf, else good. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his acquisition note inked to flyleaf, and sparse pencilled notations throughout. 20.00

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The Glowing Years. First Edition, signed, BENSON, Nathaniel A. MACDONALD, Wilson)
25 BENSON, Nathaniel A. MACDONALD, Wilson) The Glowing Years. First Edition, signed
Thomas Nelson & Sons Limited, 1937, 1937 
BENSON, Nathaniel A. The Glowing Years. Toronto : Thomas Nelson & Sons Limited (1937). First Edition. Pp. (6),[1]-137,(1). Small 8vo, tan cloth, red lettering to front & spine.

Watters p. 16.

Nathaniel Anketell Michael Benson (b. October 11, 1903, Toronto - d. 1966, Detroit, Michigan).

1. Lyrics ,
2. Sonnets,
3. Realities,
4. Sonnets to Eleanor,
5. Odes and Elegies,
6. Translations.

Poems include:
"To the Singer Awakened (For Bliss Carman)",
"To the Singer Asleep (For Bliss Carman)",
"The Nuns",
"To the Failures (For Canada's Confederation Jubilee) (Ottawa, July 1, 1927)",
"On Seeing a Photograph of Bliss Carman Talking to Charles G.D. Roberts",
"Sonnet for the Rupert Brooke Monument",
"Sonnet to A.E.",
"Kenora Sonnets",
"Harlem Speakeasy" [pp.60-61],
"Jewish Fish-Market",
"'Midway'" (Canadian National Exhibition)",
"Radio Downstairs",
"Depression Chants",
"On Looking Down from the Woolworth Tower",
"The Fields of France",
"To a Small-Town School Trustee",
"Station Platform",
"Ode for Dominon Day",
"Ave Atque Vale (For Walter F. Payne of the 'Manitoba Free Press')",
"An Ode for Toronto's Centenary",
"The Ship of Gold (From the French of Emile Nelligan)",
"New York (From the French of Robert Choquette)"
and many others.

From the library of Wilson MacDonald, with a signed inscription by the author to the flyleaf which reads:
"To my very cherished and long-admired friend, most gifted of the Canadian singers, Wilson MacDonald, from his old friend Nathaniel A. Benson". With a further inscription: "and on this Christmas all the Bensons inscribe it for Dorothy, Anne and Wilson. Nat, Julian, Emma, Charles" [presumably the Benson family]. Faint browning to spine, some annotations and markings by MacDonald, else very good. 40.00

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26 BÉRANGER, Pierre-Jean de Selected Poems
Gay and Hancock, London , 1910, 
BÉRANGER. Selected Poems. London : Gay and Hancock, Ltd., 1910. Pp (2),[i]-vi,1-[88]. 12mo, green cloth, printed in red to both boards and spine. The Bibelots, New Series, No. 4. Translated into English. Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780-1857), was a French songwriter and poet. Faint waterstaining to bottom edge throughout, else very good. Uncommon. 45.00

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27 BERNANOS, Georges Herne no. 2) Georges Bernanos
L'Herne, 1962, 
BERNANOS, Georges (1888-1948). Georges Bernanos. L'Herne, No. 2. (Paris: L'Herne, 1962). Pp. 164. Text in French. 4to, white card covers, black titlesto front, plain spine. A collection of essays on the works of the French a uthor. Spine browned, corners gently bumped, else vg. 50.00

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28 BESSINGER, Jess B., Jr CREED, Robert P., ed. MAGOUN, Francis Peabody Jr. Franciplegius : Medieval and Linguistic Studies in Honor of Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr.. in dustjacket
New York University Press, 1965, 1965 
BESSINGER, Jess B., Jr. and Robert P. CREED, (eds.). Franciplegius : Medieval and Linguistic Studies in Honor of Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr. (New York) : New York University Press, 1965. Pp 314, frontispiece. 8vo, grey cloth.

Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr. MC (b. January 6, 1895, New York – d. June 5, 1979, Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Dedicatory poem: A translation of Aleuin's "Debate of Spring with Winter," by W. Alfred.--
Remarks on the origin of speech, by B. Collinder.--
Scandinavian runes in continental manuscripts, by R. Derolez.--
Some earliest Anglo-Saxon cult symbols, by C.L. Wrenn.--
The Hwicce, by A.H. Smith.--
The South Germanic oral tradition, by R.L. Kellogg.--
How free was the Anglo-Saxon scop? by F.G. Cassidy.--
Beowulf and Odysseus, by A.B. Lord.--
Ibn Fadlān's Account of the Rūs, with some commentary and some allusions to Beowulf, by H.M. Smyser.--
Some Beowulf readings, by K. Malone.--
The "Thryth-Offa digression" in Beowulf, by N.E. Eliason.--
Anglo-Saxon heroic attitudes, by G.N. Garmonsway.--
Wuland Eadwacer: A noninterpretation, by A. Renoir.--
Dramatic voice in The wanderer and The seafarer, by J.C. Pope.
Old English riddle no. 20: Heoruswealwe, by L.K. Shook.--
Problems in the dating of Deor and its allusions, by F. Norman.--
Wulfstan at York, by D. Whitelock.--
The strange history of Caradoc of Vannes, by R.S. Loomis.--
Welsh chwarddaf, chwerthin, and gwen, by E.P. Hamp.--
Havelok and Anlaf Cuaran, by C.W. Dunn.--
Chaucer's Manciple's tale, lines 311-13, by T.F. Mustanoja.--
The subjects of Chaucer's poetry, by H.R. Patch.--
The study of English medieval drama, by A. Brown.--
A collection of proverbs in BM additional MS. 37075, by B.J. Whiting.--
Some linguistic reflections of a Wycliflite, by A. McIntosh.--
Dialectal traits in Sir Thomas Wyatt's poetry, by H. Kokeritz.--
Hic jacet Lincoln, rex quondam rexque futurus, by F.L. Utley.

Slight shelfwear, presentation bookplate, else very good in torn dustjacket. 40.00

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My Rambles in the New World, BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans.
29 BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans. My Rambles in the New World
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1893, 1893 
BIART, Lucien. My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., St. Dunstan's House, [Aberdeen University Press], 1893. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-296, frontis. (with tissue guard), + 27 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial olive-green cloth with black-outlined gilt lettering to front and spine.

Lucien Biart (b. June 21, 1828, Versailles, France - d. March 18, 1897, Batignolles, Paris).

A travelogue by the French naturalist about his expedition through North and Central America, starting in Quebec on board the schooner Siren, and visiting numerous points in between. The bulk of this volume focuses on Biart's stay in western Mexico, and his encounters with the indigenous people of the region.

1. Labrador (including Biart's encounters with the Esquimaux of the region );
2. A Canadian Family (with information on his travels on the St. Lawrence);
3. Niagara in Winter (which includes a short stop-over in Halifax);
4. San Francisco;
5. Tortoise Island;
6. A Waterspout at Sea;
7. Christmas Dayat Havannah;
8. From Havannah to New Orleans;
9. The Horse-Tamer;
10. Teno chtitlan;
11. The Pearl Forest;
12. The Tuxpango Cascade;
13. The Serpent-Charmer;
14. The Dead City;
15. The Unicorn;
16. The Grotto of the Toltecs;
17. Aztec Education.

Light bumping to spine ends, minor bubbling to upper portions of front board, faint soiling to rear board, pre-1900 gift inscription inked to flyleaf, else very good. 80.00

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30 Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris) Livre Anglais : Tresors des Collections Anglaises. pbk.
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1951, 
(Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris). Le Livre Anglais : Trésors des CollectionsAnglaises . Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1951. Pp. [i]-xxiv,[1]-251,(5), + 16 p. of plates at rear. Illustrated. Text in French. 8vo, illustrated w hite card covers with red lettering to spine. Covers rubbed, a bit musty, inked personal acquisition note to gutter of p. vii, else vg. 20.00

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31 BIRD, Will R. And We Go On. First Edition
Hunter-Rose, Toronto, 1930, 
BIRD, Will R. And We Go On. Toronto : The Hunter-Rose Co., Limited, 1930. First Edition. Pp (2),3-343,(1). 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front & spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide to Memoirs 258, Rhodenizer p.766, Watters p. 466, Laugher p.37. The dust-jacket [not present with this copy] adds : "A story of the War by a Private in the Canadian Black Watch; a Story Without Filth or Favor." "This story is an effort to reveal a side of the war that has not been given much attention, thepsychic effect it had on its participants." - from the Preface. Chapters : 1. France and Vernon Crater; 2. I Shoot a German; 3. The German Officer; 4 . Passchendale; 5. Thou Shalt Not Kill; 6. The Longest Trip; 7. In a GermanTrench; 8. Parvillers; 9. Jigsawe Wood; 10. The Student; 11. Raismes Fores t; 12. And We Go On. Rearinner hinge crack, very slight spine roll, some small blotches to cloth, else a very good, bright copy of a scarce item. 400.00

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32 BIRD, Will R. Ghosts Have Warm Hands. First Edition in dustjacket.
Clarke, Irwin, Toronto / Vancouver, 1968, 
BIRD, Will R. Ghosts Have Warm Hands. [Dj adds: "A portrait of men at war"]. Toronto and Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin, & Company Limited, 1968. First Printing. Pp. (10),3-255,(1). 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide to Memoirs 273, Laugher p.38. A personal account of WW1. "Behind the contradictory interpretations of the First World War, there has always been a bitter, undeniable reality: the mud-choked agony of millions of men who killed or were killed under the brutal conditions of modern trench warfare. In 'Ghosts Have Warm Hands' Will R. Bird has related in poignantly personal terms what it meant to live through that agony. Basing his memoir on diaries kept throughout 1917-1918, when he served in France and Flanders with the 42nd Royal Highlandersof Canada, Mr. Bird has constructed a superby detailed portrait of men at war. Memorable scenes of trench life, patrols in no man's land, hand-to-hand combat and soul-restoring leaves succeed each other with a cinematic clarity. This was the infantryman's war, the war that the politicians and generals never saw: when a man numbered among his enemies not only the Germans, but lice, rats, mud and sometimes even his own officers." - from the dustjacket. Vg in lightly-nicked, price-clipped dj. 75.00

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33 BISHOP, Michael Contemporary Poetry of France : Eight Studies.. Signed
Rodopi, Amsterdam, 1985, 
BISHOP, Michael. The Contemporary Poetry of France : Eight Studies. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 1985. Pp (8),[1]-136. 8vo, card covers. Michael Bishop teachesin the French Department at Dalhousie University. Very good. Signed, with inscription, by the author. 25.00

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34 BISHOP, Michael. Chiasma, 12). PREVERT, Jacques). Jacques Prevert : From Film and Theater to Poetry, Art and Song. First Edition, Paperback.
Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2002, ISBN:9789042021655 
BISHOP, Michael. Jacques Prévert : From Film and Theater to Poetry, Art andSong. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (8),7-170. 8 vo, art-illustrated brown and grey card covers, white lettering to front cover, brown lettering to spine. Chiasma, number 12. "A wide-ranging study ofPrévert's promethean imagination and creativity in the interwoven realms o f theatre, film, poetry, art, photography, and song. Michael Bishop's 'Jacques Prévert' seeks to demonstrate the originality of a genial fabiricator of image and word whose essential focus, unpretentious yet urgently felt, unintellectualised yoet buoyantly and wittily intelligent, ever remains the quality of our daily being-in-the-world, the possibility of our self-transformation, the stunning availability -- should we truly will it, and despite all that can weigh upon existence, above all ideologically -- of joy and love and freedom." - from rear. Very good. 30.00

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35 BISHOP, Michael. Chiasma, 22). TITUS-CARMEL, Gerard). Endless Theory of Days : The Art and Poetry of Gerard Titus-Carmel. First Edition, Paperback.
Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2007, ISBN:9789042021655 
BISHOP, Michael. The Endless Theory of Days : The Art and Poetry of Gérard Titus-Carmel. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, (2007). Pp. (6),[7]-164. 8vo, art-illustrated black card covers with white and blue lettering to front, white lettering to spine. Chiasma, number 22. "'The Endless Theory of Days: TheArt and Poetry of Gérard Titus-Carmel' seeks to set for the case forthe sp ecial, multiple genius of a man who, depsite the experience of a biting melancholy resulting from loss, despite an 'indefectible feeling of estrangement from the world', despite, too, the corrosive sense of art's of language's, deceptiveness, has never lost sight of a curious duty to the shadows that haunt and that, with now a strangeness that smiles, yet beckon toward 'the very place, finally clarified and recognised, of pure evidence'. [... This place continues] to stir, the minds and hearts of all those -- from Derrida and Bonnefoy, Alain Robbe-Grillet and Pascal Quignard to Jacques Dupin and Marie-Claire Bancquart, and countless others -- who have witnessed its exquisite solemn unfolding over, today, more than forty years." - from rear.Contents: 1. From Hot Dogs and Bananas to Deterioration and Alteration: Fo rm, Idea, Being; 2. Joaquin's Love Affair; 3. The Cryptic and the Necessary, Deambulation and Sticks; 4. From Coffins to Italliana and Riggings, Shop Curtains and Narwa; 5. Accompanying the Other: From Chardin, Goya and Caillebotte to Bonnard, Crane and Roud; 6. Falling and Flowing; 7. The Self Accompanied: From Robbe-Grillet, Rossi and Roche to Commère, Bancquart and Bonnefoy; 8. Excavation and Forgetting, Embankment and Abyss; 9. From Shadows, Interiors and Seasons to Cairns, Forests and Nielli; 10. Questions of Presence and Manners of Darkness; 11. Leafings, Jungles and Herbarium; 12. Today. With selected bibliography. Name, else very good. 28.00

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36 BISHOP. Michael (ed.) Language of Poetry: Crisis and Solution : Studies in Modern Poetry of French Expression, 1945 to the Present. signed
Rodopi, 1980, ISBN:9062036813 
BISHOP. Michael (ed.). The Language of Poetry: Crisis and Solution : Studies in Modern Poetry of French Expression, 1945 to the Present. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1980). Pp. 268. 8vo, white card covers, red titles to front, black titles to spine. Two small smudges to rear cover, else vg. Author's signed inscription to the title page. 40.00

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37 BLAIS, Marie-Claire Une liaison parisienne : roman. First French Edition
Éditions Robert Laffont, Paris, 1976, 
BLAIS, Marie-Claire. Une liaison parisienne : roman. Paris : Éditions Robert Laffont, (1976). First French Edition. Pp (8),9-175,(1). 8vo, yellow cardcovers, French flaps, lettered in black. First published in Montreal in 19 75. "Lorsque Mathieu Lelièvre s'envola de Montréal vers Paris, cette année-là, auteur d'un premier roman dont on annonçait la publication prochaine à Paris, boursier du Conseil des Arts, donc déjà riche en imagination, quelleimpatieno». n'éprouvait-il pas de voir le pays tant vénéré depuis son plus jeune age, la France, Paris ? N'allait-il pas seulement vers la conciliati on de l'Europe de ses ancêtres enfin rapprochée de son cœur moderne et romantique — conciliation avec ce Québec souterrain dont il transportait partout avec lui les grondements de révolte ? N'allait-il pas enfin vers la vie ?" Voilà, le sujet est posé : la découverte par un jeune écrivain québécois de la société parisienne — d'une certaine société parisienne. Sur cette aventure, sur ce monde, Marie-Claire Blais pose un regard d'une lucidité redoutable. Mais il y a de la tendresse aussi, et de la pité, dans ces pages ou l'auieur d'Une saison dans la vie d'Emmanuel interoge le destin de tous les"étrangers" — quelle que soit leur "étrangeté". Un roman frémissant, déchi ré et déchirant, qui confirme la place singulière qu'occupe Marie-Claire Biais dans les lettres québecoises et françaises d'aujourd'hui." (from the back cover). Text in French. Very good. 30.00

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38 BLANCPAIN, Marc Carrefour de la Désolation. Signed.
Flammarion Éditeur, Paris, 1951, 
BLANCPAIN, Marc. Le Carrefour de la Désolation. Paris: Flammarion Éditeur, (1951). Pp. 315. 8vo, printed white card covers. Text in French. Dampstainsto front and rear covers, slightly cocked, else very good. Signed and insc ribed by the author on the flyleaf. 25.00

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39 BONHOMME, Béatrice Collection Monographique Rodopi en Littérature Française Contemporaine, 34)STÉTIÉ, Salah) BISHOP, Michael (préface) Salah Stétié en Miroir
Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam, 2000, ISBN:9042013516 
BONHOMME, Béatrice. Salah Stétié en Miroir ; préface du directeur de la Collection, Michael Bishop [from Halifax, NS]. (Amsterdam): Editions Rodopi B.V., (2000). Pp. 107. 8vo, printed white card covers. Collection Monographique Rodopi en Littérature Française Contemporaine, 34. A critical examination of some of the works by the Lebanese poet and essayist, Stétié. Text in French. Vg. 35.00

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40 BONNEFOY, Yves Recits en reve : L'Arriere-Pays; R ue Traversiere; Remarques sur la couleur; L'Origine de la parole. Signed by author
Mercure de France, Paris, 1987, ISBN:271521460x 
BONNEFOY, Yves. Récits en rêve : L'Arrière-Pays; R ue Traversière; Remarques sur la couleur; L'Origine de la parole. (Paris) : Mercure de France, 1987. Pp (8),9-[262],(4). 8vo, pale blue cardcovers, black & red lettering to front and spine. Yves Jean Bonnefoy (b. June 24, 1923, Tours – d. July 1, 2016 Paris) was a French poet and art historian. Text in French. Spine browned, some marginalia, else very good. Signed, with inscription, by the author. 60.00

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