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21 ASHLEE, Ted Voyage into Danger : Adventures in the Queen Charlotte Islands. in dj.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Toronto, 1971, ISBN:0039233081 
ASHLEE, Ted. Voyage into Danger : Adventures in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971). Pp. [i]-v,(1),1-138. Illust rated. 8vo, blue cloth with light blue lettering to front and spine. Contents: 1. Meet Reilly the Bosun, 2. Annie Fogarty Arrives, 3. The Salmon Barbecue, 4. Reilly Solves one Mystery, 5. Wrestler Identified, 6. We Go Aboard Snohomish Chief, 7. Quong Yee Picks a Lock, 8. What Happened to Runo Svenson? 9. The Haida Tracker, 10. Runo's Story, 11. The Gabriola Prepares for Battle, 12. Captain Chandler's Seamanship. Vg in nicked dj. 20.00

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Titanic : A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket, ASPLER, Tony
22 ASPLER, Tony Titanic : A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0385252137 1989 0385252137 / 9780385252133 
ASPLER, Tony. Titanic : A Novel. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, (1989). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (4),1-304,(4). 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

Tony Aspler, OC (b. May 12, 1939, London, England).

" When J.P. Morgan and his fellow robber barons ruled America, display was all. In New York mansions along Fifth Avenue new money rubbed shoulders with the old and money could buy anything, including love. Across the ocean the Titanic symbolozed the aspirations of the newly rich and society flocked to become passengers on the world's most luxurious ocean liner. Set against a backdrop of wealth and privilege, Titanic is a story of obsession, greed, morality - and murder.

In another era, Henry Blexill might have become a champion boxer, but he was bound by the traditions of the England in which he was born. From infancy he was raised to serve Lord Rutherland at the ancestral home, Cumerworth hall. But when Lord Rutherland went bankrupt, Henry had no choice but to sail for the New World as butler to the American banker, Thaddeus Nugent Tarr." - from the dj.

The story traces the tale of Henry Blexill, forced into servitude under one of the nouveau riche "robber barons" of America, banker Thaddeus Nugent Tarr, and Henry's peering into his master's mysterious background, while both travel to America aboard the doomed liner.

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23 ASPLER, Tony Wine Lover's Mystery Series Death on the Douro. signed in dj.
Warwick Publishing, Toronto, 2000, ISBN:189402088x 
ASPLER, Tony. Death on the Douro . Toronto: Warwick Publishing, (2000). Pp.(6),[7]-185,(7). 8vo, cream cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume i n the Wine Lover's Mystery Series, by the Canadian wine aficionado. Bump tohead of spine, else very good in dust jacket. Signed without inscription b y Aspler on the title page. 20.00

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24 ATWOOD, M.A. WILMHURST, Watter Leslie Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy : A suggestive inquiry into The Hermetic Mystery with a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical philsophers. Revised Edition
Jukian Press, Inc., New York, 1960, 
ATWOOD, M. A. [Mary Anne]. Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy : A suggestive inquiry into "The Hermetic Mystery" with a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical philsophers. Revised Edition. With an Introduction by Walter Leslie Wilmhurst. New York : The Jukian Press, Inc., 1960. Pp (4),1-64,[v]-xxv,(3),[3]-597,(1). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed green. Pritchard, Alchemy: A Bibliography of English-Language Writings 83.2. Contents : Part I - An Exoteric View of the Progress and Theoryof Alchemy. Chapter I ~ A Preliminary Account of the Hermetic Philosophy, with the more Salient Points of its Public History. Chapter II ~ Of the Theory of Transmutation in General, and of the First Matter. Chapter III ~ TheGolden Treatise of Hermes Trismegistus Concerning the Physical Secret of t he Philosophers’ Stone, in Seven Sections. Part II - A More Esoteric Consideration of the Hermetic Art and its Mysteries. Chapter I ~ Of the True Subject of the Hermetic Art and its Concealed Root. Chapter II ~ Of the Mysteries. Chapter III ~ The Mysteries Continued. Chapter IV ~ The Mysteries Concluded. Part III - Concerning the Laws and Vital Conditions of the Hermetic Experiment. Chapter I ~ Of the Experimental Method and Fermentations of the Philosophic Subject According to the Paracelsian Alchemists and Some Others. Chapter II ~ A Further Analysis of the Initial Principle and Its Education into Light. Chapter III ~ Of the Manifestations of the Philosophic Matter. Chapter IV ~ Of the Mental Requisites and Impediments Incidental to Individuals, Either as Masters or Students, in the Hermetic Art. Part IV - The Hermetic Practice. Chapter I ~ Of the Vital Purification, Commonly Called the Gross Work. Chapter II ~ Of the Philosophic or Subtle Work. Chapter III ~The Six Keys of Eudoxus. Chapter IV ~ The Conclusion. Name, else very good . 150.00

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25 AUSTER, Paul New American Fiction Series, 4) City of Glass. in dustjacket
Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1985, ISBN:0940650525 
AUSTER, Paul. City of Glass. The New York Trilogy, Volume 1. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, (1985). Third Printing. Pp. (6),7-203,(5). 8vo, blue clothwith gilt lettering to spine. The New American Fiction Series, volume 4. W ith sticker reading "Nominee for the 'Edgar' Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel" to dust jacket. "Described by Sulfur magazine as 'the most singular prose stylist of his generation', Paul Auster has created in 'City of Glas' a haunting and mysterious tale that moves at the breathless pace of a good thriller. Receiving a phone call from a stranger in the middle of the night, a writer of detective stories becomes embroiled in a case more puzzling and compelx than any book he might have written. Who is Peter Stillman? And why is hist father trying to kill him? Or is the father really someone else? And if so, who is the person about to be murdered?" - from the dust jacket. Very good in dust jacket. 50.00

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26 AUTEN, Harold, Lt.-Commander Q Boat Adventures. 6th pr
Herbert Jenkins, 1918, 
AUTEN, Harold, Lt.-Commander. "Q" Boat Adventures : The Exploits of the Famous Mystery Ships by a "Q" Boat Commander. (L): Herbert Jenkins, [1918]. Pp 289. 8vo, green cloth. Accounts of stealthy anti-submarine warfare in the Great War penned by one of the original six officers appointed to command Q ships in that conflict. Dampstaining to cloth, else vg. 40.00

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27 BAILEY, Thomas A. and Paul B. RYAN RYAN, Paul B. Lusitania Disaster : An Episode in Modern Warfare and Diplomacy. 1st in crisp dj.
Free Press, New York, 1975, ISBN:0029012406 
BAILEY, Thomas A. and Paul B. RYAN. The Lusitania Disaster : An Episode in Modern Warfare and Diplomacy. New York: The Free Press, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xv,(1),1-383,(1), + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Contents: 1. The Lusitania as a Potential Warship; 2. The Mystery of the Mounted Guns; 3. Changing the Rules after War Begins; 4. The Pre-Lusitania Sinkings; 5. The German Newspaper Threats; 6. Danger Signals and Dire Warnings; 7. Manifests and Munitions; 8. A U-Boat Stalks Its Prey; 9. The Lusitania's Last Crossing; 10. Schwieger the Hero-Villain; 11. The Death of an Ocean Queen; 12. The British Admiralty Under Fire; 13. Launching the Official Investigation; 14. Lord Mersey's Whitewash of Turner; 15. The Worldwide Uproar; 16. Exchanging Paper Bullets; 17. The Diplomatic Deadlock; 18. The New YorkLiability Trial; 19. Judge Mayer's Patriotic Opinion; 20. The Restless Wre ck; 21. The Summing Up. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dust jacket.24.00

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28 BAILEY, Thomas A. and Paul B. RYAN RYAN, Paul B. Lusitania Disaster : An Episode in Modern Warfare and Diplomacy. 1st in dj.
Free Press, New York, 1975, ISBN:0029012406 
BAILEY, Thomas A. and Paul B. RYAN. The Lusitania Disaster : An Episode in Modern Warfare and Diplomacy. New York: The Free Press, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xv,(1),1-383,(1), + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Contents: 1. The Lusitania as a Potential Warship; 2. The Mystery of the Mounted Guns; 3. Changing the Rules after War Begins; 4. The Pre-Lusitania Sinkings; 5. The German Newspaper Threats; 6. Danger Signals and Dire Warnings; 7. Manifests and Munitions; 8. A U-Boat Stalks Its Prey; 9. The Lusitania's Last Crossing; 10. Schwieger the Hero-Villain; 11. The Death of an Ocean Queen; 12. The British Admiralty Under Fire; 13. Launching the Official Investigation; 14. Lord Mersey's Whitewash of Turner; 15. The Worldwide Uproar; 16. Exchanging Paper Bullets; 17. The Diplomatic Deadlock; 18. The New YorkLiability Trial; 19. Judge Mayer's Patriotic Opinion; 20. The Restless Wre ck; 21. The Summing Up. Slightly cocked, else very good in spine-chipped, short-closed-torn, unclipped dust jacket. 20.00

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29 BAKER, John Alexander. MONROE, Marilyn). My Day with Marilyn. Signed paperback.
2006, ISBN:9781411683723 
BAKER, John Alexander. My Day with Marilyn. N.pl.: n.pub., (2006). Pp (17),1-91. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white spine. "A man tells the story of an incredible experience in his life . How he met a paranoid, schizophrenic woman in 1984 who claimed, very convincingly, to be the real Norma Jeane Baker or Marilyn Monroe. She had the looks, the duo personalities, the singing voice, the mole on her cheek, in just the right spot and the astounding knowledge of the life of Marilyn Monroe. This woman seems to have all the answers of what really happened and how it was covered up. How she escaped from her would be killers and was put away in an institution for the next 20 years and then, finally released to become a frightened, helpless, homeless drifter. The last days surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life is shrouded in mystery. It is perhaps one of the biggest mysteries of the twentieth century. Missing reports. Missing red diary. There were missing phone records, missing autopsy samples that were sent to the lab for further examination and disappeared. There is the Government's refusal to open up the caseagain to a full inquiry, with new evidence and new autopsy tests, with new and modern methods. While skeptism is healthy, too much makes one complete ly narrow minded. Anyone having a healthy balance of skepticism and naivetémay appreciate her story. John Alenander Baker is a writer/actor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia." - from the back cover. Very good. Signed by the author. 20.00

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30 BAKER, Olaf SAVITT, Sam Shasta and Gimmery. First Edition in dustjacket
Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1958, 
BAKER, Olaf. Shasta and Gimmery. Illustrated by Sam Savitt. New York : Dodd, Mead and Company, 1958. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vi,(6),1-210,(2), frontispiece + 3 plates. 8vo, pale blue cloth black lettering to spine. "To a frontier cabin in the far, lonely reaches of the great Northwest crept an Indian squaw, pursued by the hostile braves o the dreaded Snake tribe. When she slipped back into the forest, to whatever savage fate awaited her at the hands of her enemies, she left behind her, on the cabin doorstep, her half-Indian, half-white baby. And so Gimmery came to the Taggarts and grew up in the white settlement, in ignorance of his redskin heritage. Eventually, the boy made the acquaintance of the old Indian woman, Sequoia, and defended her against the suspicious enmity of the community. Through her, he met the fabled wolf man who was first presented to delighted young readers by Olaf Baker in his popular book, Shasta of the Wolves. The two shared many thrilling adventures together after Gimmery became involved in the theft of Sequoia's medicine bundle. Half-fact, half-fantasy, this story contains all the favorite ingredients of magic and mystery and animal lore that Olaf Baker knows so well how to blend." (from the dj). Tear to top spine, else very goodin nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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31 BANGS, John Kendrick NEWELL, Peter Pursuit of the House-Boat : Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doingsof the Associated Shades, under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
AMS Press, New York, 1969, 
BANGS, John Kendrick. The Pursuit of the House-Boat : Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq. Illustrated by Peter Newell. New York: AMS Press, (1969). A reprint of the New York: 1897 edition. Pp. [i]-viii,[1]-204,(4), frontis., + 23 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Vg. 15.00

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32 BANGS, John Kendrick PENFIELD, Edward Dreamers : A Club. Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization, Reported by JohnKendrick Bangs
Harper, New York / London, 1899, 
BANGS, John Kendrick. The Dreamers : A Club. Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization, Reported by John Kendrick Bangs. With Illustrations by Edward Penfield. New York / London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Pp 249. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering, red lobster design. BAL 741. Twelve stories, including "The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud". Owner's name, minor white scuffing to rear board, else very good. 50.00

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33 BANVILLE, John Prague Pictures : Portraits of a City. First Edition in dustjacket..
Bloomsbury, London, 2003, 
BANVILLE, John. Prague Pictures : Portraits of a City. (London) : Bloomsbury, (2003). First UK Edition. Pp. 244. Small 8vo, illustrated paper-covered boards. "Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, 'devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art', who in the late 1500s summoned alchemists andmagicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradcany hill, it has b een a place of mystery and intrigue. Wars, revolutions, floods, the imposition of Soviet communism, or even the depredations of the tourist boom afterthe 'Velvet Revolution' of 1989, could not destroy the unique atmosphere o f this beautiful, proud and melancholy city on the Vltava. John Banville traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it, theemperors and princes, geniuses and charlatans, heroes and scoundrels, and paints a portrait of the Prague of today, revelling in its newfound freedoms, eager to join the European Community and at the same time suspicious of what many Praguers see as yet another totalitarian takeover. He writes of his first visit to the city, in the depths of the Cold War, when he engaged in a spot of art smuggling, and of subsequent trips there, of the people hemet, the friends he made, the places he came to know." Very good in dustja cket. 22.00

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34 BARCUS, Frank Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. 3rd Printing in dustjacket
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1966, 
BARCUS, Frank. Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. With maps and illustrations by the author. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, (April 1966). Third Printing. Pp (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-166,(4), + frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. An anecdotal history of Black Sunday, November 9, 1913, when a fierce storm afflicted North America's Great Lakes, sinking dozens of ships and drowning hundreds of seamen. Chapters : 1. The Gathering Storm; 2. The Storm's First Casualties; 3. The Sheadle Dares the Deadly Trough; 4. Smashing Through with the Durston; 5. The Saga of the Waldo; 6. Abandoned; 7. Taking the Ground; 8.Adrift; 9. Battles for Safety; 10. No Time for Fear; 11. The Mystery Ship; 12. From beyond; 13. Letters Home; 14. Aftermath; 15. Accusations; 16. Pre paring for the Worst; 17. Return Boat. Apendices: A. Statistics on Vessels Destroyed and Stranded; B. Cross Sections of a Great Lakes Freighter; C. Extracts from Weather Bureau Reports, November 1913; D. A Glossary of Nautical Terms. With index. Very good in lightly rubbed and nicked dustjacket. 45.00

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35 BARING-GOULD, William S. Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street. 1st Bantam paperback
Bantam, New York, 1970, 
BARING-GOULD, William S. Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street. N.Y.: Bantam, (1970). First Bantam Paperback Edition. Pp 189. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers. Rubbed, price sticker to front, ow vg. 20.00

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36 BARNARD, Robert Fatal Attachment. First Edition in dustjacket
Bantam Press, London, 1992, ISBN:0593026845 
BARNARD, Robert. A Fatal Attachment. London : Bantam Press, (1992). First Printing. The second novel in the Charlie Peace series. Fine in near-fine dustjacket. 15.00

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37 BARNES, Djuna Ryder. First American Editon
Horace Liveright, New York, 1928, 
BARNES, Djuna. Ryder. With Illustrations by the Author. New York : Horace Liveright, Mcmxxviii [1928]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-323,(1), frontispiece + 8 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering and gilt ornamentations to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. Messerli, Djuna Barnes : A Bibliography, 4. This first edition of "Ryder" is limited to 3,000 copies. Contents : Foreword. 1. Jesus Mundane. 2. Those Twain -- Sophia's parents! 3. Sophia and the five fine chamber-pots. 4. Wendell is born. 5. Rape and repining! 6. Portrait of Amelia's beginning. 7. Sophia tells Wendell how he was conceived, 8. Pro and con, or the Sisters Louise. 9. Tears, idle tears! 10. The occupations of Wendell. 11. However, for the reader's benefit. 12. Amelia hears from her sister in re Hisodalgus, that fine horse. 13. Midwives' Lament, or the horrid outcome of Wendell's first infidelity. 14. Sophia's last will and testament. 15. Who was the girl? 16. The coming of Kate-careless, a rude chapter. 17. What Kate was not. 18. Yet for vindication of Wendell. 19. Amelia and Kate taken to bed. 20. Amelia dreams of the ox of a Black beauty. 21. Wendell dresses his child. 22. And Amelia sings a lullaby.23. Wendell tells the mystery to Julie and to Timothy. 24. Julie becomes w hat she had read. 25. Amelia hears from her sister in regard to a Pasty. 26. Kate and Amelia go a-dunging. 27. The beast thingumbob. 28. If some strong woman. 29. The psychology of nicknames. 30. The cat comes out of the well. 31. No greater love hath any man. 32. The soliloquy of Dr. Matthew O'Connor (family physician to the Ryders) on the way to and from the confessionalof Father Lucas. 33. Be she what she may. 34. They do not much agree. 35. Amelia hears from her sister in regard to Timothy. 36. Amelia tells a bed-time story. 37. Sweetly told. 38. Dr. Matthew O'Connor and the children. 39.Wendell discusses himself with his mother. 40. Old wives' tale, or the kni t codpieces. 41. Wherein Sophia goes a-begging. 42. Amelia hears form her sister on the misfortunes of women. 43. Timothy strives greatly with a whore. 44. Fine bitches all, and Molly dance. 45. Dr. Matthew O'Connor talks to Wendell on Holy inspiration. 46. Ryder -- his race. 47. Going to, and coming from. 48. Elisha in love with the maiden. 49. Three great moments in history. 50. Whom should he disappoint now? Djuna Barnes (b. June 12, 1892, Storm King Mountain, (near Cornwall-on-Hudson) New York - d. June 18, 1982, New York City). Back cover and spine heavilly mottled, internally very good. As is. 30.00

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38 BARR, Robert PARR, John, ed. with an intro. Canadian Short Story Library Selected Stories of Robert Barr
University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 1977, 
BARR, Robert. Selected Stories of Robert Barr. Edited and with an introduction by John Parr. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1977. Pp. (10),[11]-218,(6). 8vo, illustrated white card covers with red titles to front and spine. A volume in the Canadian Short Story Library. Barr (b. Sept 16 1850, Glasgow - d. Oct 21 1912, Woldingham, Surrey) was an essayist, journalist andnovelist, who emigrated from Scotland to the Toronto area in the mid-1850s . He later founded the magazine "The Idler", alongside Jerome K. Jerome. Includes the following essays and stories: "How to Write a Short Story", "A Deal on 'Change", "The Great Pegram Mystery", "The Type-Written Letter", "The Sad Story of the Second Brother", "The Raid on Mellish", "The Pasha's Prisoner", "The Absent-Minded Coterie", "An International Row", "Over the Stelvio Pass", "The Reclamation of Joe Hollends", "The Cousin from Canada", and"The Bromley Gibberts Story". With bibliography at rear. Name inked to fly leaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 20.00

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39 BARRY, Charles. BRYSON, Charles]. Ghost of a Clue. Second Printing.
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1932, 
BARRY, Charles, pseud. [Charles BRYSON]. The Ghost of a Clue. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1932). Second Printing. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-278,(2),(8) of ads. 8vo, light blue cloth with dark blue borders and lettering to front board and spine. Charles Bryson, b. 1877 in Belfast; d. 1951, was a British secret service agent who served as a spy in both the First and Second World Wars. Between the wars, he adopted the pseudonym Charles Barry, and wrote a series of detective novels, featuring the protagonist Larry Gilmartin. Thisis the eighth Gilmartin novel. Slightly cocked, spine ridge, binding tende r between pp. 112-113, rear board has light rubbing and soiling, a couple of foxed spots, else very good. Uncommon. 40.00

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40 BAYATRIZI, Zohreh Life Sentences : The Modern Ordering of Mortality. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780802097552 
BAYATRIZI, Zohreh. Life Sentences : The Modern Ordering of Mortality. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2008). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-202. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. “Since the beginning of time death has been regarded as a symbolically meaningful yet unfathomable event. In Life Sentences Zohreh Bayatrizi looks at themany concerted attempts dating back to the mid-seventeenth century to stri p death of its mystery, and to order, manage, and transform it from an individualized and fatalistic event to a social phenomenon that allows intervention. Examining a wide range of archival, statistical, and discursive materials, she examines the process of understanding that has evolved in terms of four quasi-biblical commandments: thou shalt not die violently; thou shalt not die prematurely; thou shalt not kill thyself; and thou shalt not die an undignified death. Beginning with John Graunt’s Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality (1662) – considered the first book of statistics – and philosopher Thomas Hobbes’ declaration that societymust minimize the ‘greatest evil’ of unsanctioned violent deaths, Bayatriz i traces the pivotal moments that have changed our attitudes towards death.While illuminating the history of our increasingly rationalized approaches to death, she examines some of our contradictory reactions to controversia l topics such as suicide, euthanasia, suicide bombing, and ‘collateral damage,’ and explores how our moral values have been shaped by our understanding of a well-ordered death and its place in modern society.” (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: The Modern Ordering of Mortality. 1. Thou Shalt Not Die Violently: Death and the Modern Problematic of Order. 2. Thou Shalt Not Die Prematurely: The Political Economy of Death. 3. Thou Shalt Not Kill Thyself: The De-moralization of Suicide. 4. Thou Shalt Not Die an Undignified Death: The Discursive Constitution of Death with Dignity. Conclusion: Thou Shalt Die an Orderly Death. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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