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21 ABLEMAN, Paul Methuen's Modern Plays) Green Julia. 1st UK in dj.
Methuen, London, 1966, 
ABLEMAN, Paul. Green Julia. London: Methuen and Co., (1966). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-61,(3). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Methuen's Modern Plays series. The fourth play by the English playwright. Some light edge-spotting, a bit musty, else vg in lightly rubbed, sticker-ghosted dj. 25.00

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22 ABLOW, Keith Psychopath. 1st US in dj. signed
St. Martin's Press, New York, 2003, 
ABLOW, Keith. Psychopath. N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, (July 2003). First Printing. Pp 323. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in dj. Signed by the author. 25.00

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23 ABRAHAMS , Peter Mine Boy , 1st Faber printing in dj
Faber and Faber, 1954, 
ABRAHAMS , Peter. Mine Boy , L : Faber and Faber Ltd (1954). First published in this edition mnmxliv. Pp 252 , turquoise cloth. Cocked tape marks on cover, bookplate, name, edges slightly smudged, else vg in dj (one-inch tear to dj flap) 30.00

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24 ABRAMOV-Van RIJK, Elena Parlar cantando : The Practice of Reciting Verses in Italy from 1300 to 1600.
Peter Lang, Bern, &c , 2009, ISBN:9783039116706 
ABRAMOV-Van RIJK, Elena. Parlar cantando : The Practice of Reciting Verses in Italy from 1300 to 1600. Bern, &c : Peter Lang, (2009). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xviii,(2),1-395,(1). With a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, rust red illustrated paper-covered boards, black lettering to front cover & spine. "This book is a pioneering attempt to explore the fascinating and hardly known realm of reciting poetry in medieval and Renaissance Italy. The study of more than 50 treatises on both music and poetry, as well as other literary sources and documents from the period between 1300 and 1600, highlights above all the practice of parlar cantando ('speaking through singing' the term found in De li contrasti, a fourteenth-century treatise on poetry) as rooted in the art of reciting verses. Situating the practice of parlar cantando in the context of late medieval poetic delivery, the author sheds new light on the origin and history of late Renaissance opera style, which their inventors called stile recitativo, rappresentativo or, exactly, parlarcantando. The deepest roots of the Italian tradition of parlar cantando ar e thus revealed, and the cultural background of the birth of opera is reinterpreted and revisited from the much broader perspective of what appears tobe the most important Italian mode of music making between the age of Dant e and Petrarch and the beginning of Italian opera around 1600." - from the rear. Contents : Part I. Parlar Cantando - History, Practice and Theory. 1.Poetry Recitation in the Italian Trecento - 2. Different Types of Music fo r Delivering Poetry - 3. From rudium inordinatum concinium to Professional Poetry Meant To Be Sung - 4. Verse Reciting as Scholarly Discipline - 5. Scansio: One Aspect of the Relation between Music and Poetic Text in Sixteenth Century Theory - Part II. Traces of the Practice of Parlar Cantando in Trecento Written Music. 6. Verse Structure in the Musical Setting of SelectedTrecento Compositions - 7. Text Underlay in Manuscripts of Trecento Music - 8. Structure of Verse and musica contrafacta in the Trecento Music. Appendices : 1. The Poem Se la mia mente.frate mio, non falla by Gidino da Sommacampagna from his Treatise De li contrasti.; 2. The Sonnet by Niccolo de' Rossi Io vidi ombre; 3. Graphic Design of the Ballata and Sonus Forms, Constructed the Basis of the Description in the Capitulum; 4. Angelo Poliziano'sletter to Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; 5. A Full Inventory of the Pointe r's and Liner's Work in the Codex Panciatichi 26; 6. Inventory of Compositions with Double Underscoring of the Poetic Text in the Codex Squarcialupi. With bibliography, index of names, and index of terms. Very good. 60.00

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25 Acadia University) Acadia Athenaeum. Vol. 45, No. 6.
(Acadia University). The Acadia Athenaeum Vol. XLV, No. 6, June, 1919. n.p., 1907. Pp 257-333. 8vo, tan card covers. Some chipping to edges, else vg. 30.00

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26 Acadia University) Acadia Athenaeum. Volume 23, No. 8.
Black Printing Co. Ltd., 1907, 
(Acadia University). The Acadia Athenaeum Vol. XXXIII, No. 8, June, 1907. (Amherst, NS: Black Printing Co. Ltd.), 1907. Pp 298-429. 8vo, card covers. Slightly rubbed and soiled, else very good. 35.00

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27 Acadia University) Acadia Athenaeum. Volume 26, No. 5, March 1900
Athenæum Society of Acadia College, 1900, 
(Acadia University). The Acadia Athenaeum Vol. XXVI, No. 5, March, 1900. Wolfville, NS: Athenæum Society of Acadia College, 1900. Pp 151-184. 8vo, tancard covers, black titles to front. Two-inch tear to tail of spine, short tear to head, two small spots and corner crease to rear cover, previous owner's name to front cover, else very good. 30.00

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28 Acadian - Poetry - Juvenile). A voile libre : Jeune recueil collectif.
Petit-Rocher, Acadie :, 1983, 
(Acadian – Poetry - Juvenile). A voile libre : Jeune recueil collectif. (Petit-Rocher, Acadie : SiR), n.d. [1983?]. Pp (10),1-67,(5). 8vo, illustratedblue card covers. A collection of poems by students from École secondaire Népisiguit (Nepisiguit Secondary School), the only French-speaking high school in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada area. It holds around 1,200 studentsfrom grade nine through twelve. Test in French. Namestamps, else very good . 15.00

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29 Acadian - Poetry) Rimes et Mots
(Acadian - Poetry). Rimes et Mots. n.d., [ca.1974]. Pp. 60. Text in French. 8vo, beige ill. card covers, with rear cover flap. A selection of poems "La F.A.G.E.C.A. dédie ce recueil de poèmes à l'Association Acadienne d'Education et à M. Jacques Marteau, professeur à l'Université d'Ottawa." Previous owner's inkstamps, else vg. 8.00

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30 Acadian Magazine Acadian Magazine
J.S.Cunnabell, Halifax, 1827, 
Acadian Magazine. Acadian Magazine. Nine issues. Vol.I, No.X. to Vol.II, No.XVII, Vol.II, No.XIX. April 1827 to November 1827, January 1827 [sic]. (Halifax : J.S.Cunnabell, 1827-1828). Pp [361]488,[1]-200,[241]-280, + 3 engravings. 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards. Engravings : The Right Honorable George Canning (2 copies); The Duke of York. " This was one of the earliestmagazines published in the Maritimes area. It was chiefly literary, and re vealed a keen interest in local talent and a new local patriotism. For example, Goldsmith's The Rising Village was published in its pages and there were other "Original and Selected Matter on Literary and other Subjects" with"embellishments." A large double column monthly, its price of $4 "half in advance" was comparatively high. The magazine was printed by J. S. Cunnabell. The name of its editor has not yet been discovered. -Gertrude Pratt, A Survey and Listing of Nova Scotia Newspapers, 1752-1957, (Halifax, 1979), p.42. Corner tear to first engraving, foxing throughout, tears to eps., spineand boards worn, chipped. 1,500.00

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31 Acadian Perception SAUNDERS, Gary ANDERSON, Roni Acadian Perception : quality photography and poetry of the maritimes. Issuenumber 1.
Acadian Perception, Armdale, N.S. , 1972, 
(Acadian Perception). Acadian Perception : quality photography and poetry of the maritimes. Issue number 1. (Armdale : Acadian Perception), n.d. [ca 1972]. Pp [1]-23,(1). Illustrated. Index. 4to [11 by 15.5 inches], unbound newsprint. A photography and poetry magazine of the Maritime Provinces. Includes photography by Carlo Lunn, Chuck Clark, Earl Conrad, Joyce Martin, Laura Carter, Michael Wood, Gary Saunders, Jutta Jamecsany, Dan O'Keefe, and Vernon Parker; poetry by Roni Anderson, Marcia David, Joy Vincent, Mathew Henrik, Mary Keane, Doris B. Phillips, Ree Follest, David Wright, June Lockhart, and David Giffin. Edges nicked, lightly browned, else very good. 25.00

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32 Acadien - Short Stories] COMEAU, Germaine NYELA, Desire PATOUMA, Judith Esprit Sain
Universite Sainte-Anne, 2011, ISBN:9782981182715 
[Acadien - Short Stories]. Esprit Sain. []: (Université Sainte-Anne), [n.d. - 2011]. Pp. (2),3-64. Illustrated in colour. Oblong 8vo, illustratedgrey card covers with white titles to front, blank spine. Includes the fol lowing stories: Germaine Comeau's "Anima Sana", Jocelyne Comeau's "L'espritdans la boîte", Anne LeBlanc's "Purs esprits", Georgette LeBlanc's "Stella Maris", Éric Dow's "Scène d'automne en ville", Albert Dugas'S "La fête des Mères", Désiré Nyela's "L'adieu de l'absent", Judith Patouma's "La douleur de l'âme", Evelyne Roberge-Smith's "Double vie", Lisette Valotaire's "La c olombe", and Jean Wilson's "ispirit". With illustrations by François Gaudet, Dorothy Thibodeau, Christiane Deraspe, Rolande Comeau, Dianne Surette, June Deveau, Sheila LeBlanc Joyce, Nora Robicheau, Colette King, William Thériault, and Claude Chaloux. Very good. 12.50

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33 ACHARD, Eugène Sur les Chemins de l'Acadie
Montreal: Éditions Beauchemin, 1951, 
ACHARD, Eugène. Sur les Chemins de l'Acadie (Récits et Nouvelles). Montreal: Éditions Beauchemin, 1951. Pp 126. 8vo, ill. card covers.
Not in Maillet.
Covers partly detached, rubbed with slight chipping, spine label, owners' signatures and inkstamps, paper yellowing, else vg. 10.00

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34 ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday. 2nd UK no dj
Chatto & Windus, 1932, 
ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday : An Indian Journal. L.: Chatto & Windus, (April) 1932. Second Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(3),3-341,(3). 8vo, brown cloth. Cocked, else vg. 50.00

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35 ACKROYD, Peter First Light. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1989, ISBN:0241124980 
ACKROYD, Peter. First Light. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1989). First UK Edition. Pp. 328. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Remaindered "R" to front pastedown, else vg in lightly edgeworn dj. 25.00

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36 ACKROYD, Peter WILDE, Oscar) Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, 1983, ISBN:0241109647 
ACKROYD, Peter. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. L: Hamish Hamilton, (1983). First Printing. Pp. 185. 8vo, green cloth, gilt titles to spine. A fictionalization of Oscar Wilde's last years, living in Paris, in poverty and isolation. Vg in dj. 30.00

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37 ACORN, Milton Brain's the Target. Ryerson Poetry Chap-Book No.199
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1960, 
ACORN, Milton. The Brain's the Target. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1960).First Edition. Pp (2),3-16. With Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books list on rear en dpapers. 8vo, blue paper-covered boards. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charl ottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Ryerson Poetry Chap-Book No.199, limited to 250 copies.. The poems: "Libertad", "Charlottetown Harbour", "Old Property", Islanders", "Belle", "The Island", "Mike", "At El Cortijo", "Problem", "July Creatures", "Lyric", "In the Thief's Mindseye", "The Trout Pond" and "The Fights". A tiny bit cocked, slight discolouration to the spine, old pencilled prices on front end-paper, else very good indeed, clean and tight. 220.00

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38 ACORN, Milton Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess : A Demi-Prophetic Work as a Sonnet-Series
Ragweed Press, Charlottetown, 1982, ISBN:0920304168 
ACORN, Milton. Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess : A Demi-Prophetic Work as a Sonnet-Series. Charlottetown : Ragweed Press, 1982. First Printing. Pp (6),7-52. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering tofront cover, blank spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Cha rlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "'Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess' is an exploration inpoetry of the 'God is a Woman' theme, plus a celebration of his ancestor a nd mighty living spirit of the same name (it mustbe confessed) a largely fictional hero." - from the rear cover. Includes : "History", "John MacDougal's War", "The Record Run", "Revery at The Wheel", "Miracle with One Witness", "MacDougal's Theory of Dreams", "The Smuggler's Coast", "Politics according to MacDougal", "Close to a Ramming", "MacDougal's Armed Truce with Booze", "MacDougal Orders Breakfast" and others. Name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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39 ACORN, Milton Dig Up My Heart : Selected Poems 1952-83. First Edition.
McCleland and Stewart, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0771000030 
ACORN, Milton. Dig Up My Heart : Selected Poems 1952-83. (Toronto) : McCleland and Stewart, (1983). First Edition. Pp. (16),17-221,(3). 8vo, brown card covers with black lettering to front and spine. In The Modern Canadian Poets Series. 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. Spadoni and Donnelly 3408. "There is only one Milton Acorn. Gritty, heart-stricken, boisterous, soaring, this is a poet of vast anger and vast tenderness, amilitant improbable humanist in holey jeans. 'Dig Up My Heart' reveals the scope and passion of a major achievement in contemporary poetry." - from t he rear cover. Name inked to flyleaf, else a very good, tight copy. 40.00

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40 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition in dustjacket
NC Press, 1975, 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. First Edition. Pp [1]-122,(6). 8vo, brown cloth. 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. Near-fine in very lightly rubbed dustjacket. 140.00

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