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41 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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42 BEATON, M.C. Death of a Celebrity. proof
Warner Books, New York, 2002, 
BEATON, M.C. Death of a Celebrity. (New York): Warner Books, (January 2002). Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 259. 8vo, ill. card covers. A Hamish MacBeth Mystery. Vg. 20.00

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43 BEATTIE, Owen and John GEIGER. Frozen in Time : Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1988, ISBN:088833253x 
BEATTIE, Owen and John GEIGER. Frozen in Time : Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition. Saskatoon: Western Proiducer Prairie Books, (1988). First Canadian printing. Pp. (7),viii-xi,(1),[1]-180, + 24 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, grey lettering to spine. "The truth about what happened on SIr John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shroweded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance ofFranklin's lavishly equipped ships -- HMS Terror and HMS Erebus -- togethe r with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save one tragic note found by a nineteenth-century search expedition, had left attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. Then, on June 29, 1981, part of a bleached human skull was foundby the team working with anthropologist Dr. Owen Beattie. This led -- through three further scientific expeditions over the next five years -- to the quite extraordinary revelations of this book. unravelled here are the circumstances by which the surviving members of Franklin's elite naval forces came within sight of the Northwest Passage, which was their journey's goal, only to succumb to the horrors of starvation, scurvy, and cannibalism." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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44 BEEDING, Francis. Five Flamboys. First American Edition
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1929, 
BEEDING, Francis. The Five Flamboys. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (July) 1929. First American Prinitng. Pp. (8),[3]-308,(2). 8vo, orange cloth with black lettering to front board and spine. "Francis Beeding" is a pseudonym used by Hilary Saint George Saunders and John Leslie Palmer. A novel ofthe British intelligence service. Binding slightly skewed, front inner hin ge starting, a few instances of marginal smudging, nick to fore-edge of pp.12-13 leaf, largely expunged name on flyleaf, else a bright copy. 45.00

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45 BELLOW, Saul Mosby's Memoirs And Other Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.
Viking, New York, 1968, 
BELLOW, Saul. Mosby's Memoirs And Other Stories. New York : Viking, (1968).Pp (8),3- ,(2). 8vo, blue board, white cloth spine The stories: "Leaving t he Yellow House" (1957); "The Old System" (1967); " Looking for Mr. Green" (1951); "The Gonzaga Manuscripts" (1954); "A Father-to-Be" (1955); and "Mosby's Memoirs" (1968) "The human comedy, preposterous, pathetic, poignantly suggestive, is the subject of these six stories From Hattie, valiantly assailing the seasons (and the bottle); in the Utah desert, to Mosby, the wit, diplomat, professor, at ease in Mexico and mincingiy but unerringly circling toward an inner abyss, Saul Bellow's characters confront, in their highlyindividual ways, the enigmas and oddities of existence. Rogin, a father-to -be in his own lively imagination, is startled to discover himself seated in the New York subway next to his own grown son—or what he takes to be a reasonable facsimile tnereof. Dr. tfraun, the distmguished biochemist of 'TheOld System,' a man whose intellectual scope encompasses the island univers es and the molecular processes of heredity, struggles to find a place in the scheme of things for two cousins whom he loves but whose high-pitched emotionss appear to make a crude circus of human passion. George Grebe, looking tor Mr. Green at the depth of the Depression in Chicago to deliver a relief check, and Clarence Feiler, searching for the Gonzaga Manuscripts in Madrid, also collide with the unpredictable stutt that constitutes human experience. And to meet human experience in the stories of Saul Bellow is to recognize its mystery and inexhaustible fascination." - from the dj. Stain to flyleaf, tape marks to covers, else very good in nicked unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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46 BENNET, C.L. (ed.). HODGINS, Eric KELLEY, Robert F. Recent Prose.
Ryerson Press, Toronto / Halifax , 1941, 
BENNET, C.L. (ed.). Recent Prose. Toronto / Halifax : The Ryerson Press, (October 1941). First Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-253,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine, black lettering and vignette to front board. A volume in The Beverley House Library. “The following selections show something of the interest, the variety and the excellence of modern periodical writing...” - from the Introduction. The book consists of nearly 50 articles divided into six parts : The Press; Feature Stories and Articles; Arts and Letters; Essays; Light Articles; The World We Live In. Included are “Two Mysteries of the Sea” from The London Times – (i). The Mystery of the Kobenhavn (pp 53-59), (ii). The Franklin Expedition (pp 59-64); “Steam Song” (by Eric Hodgins, pp 64-70); “For a Fierce Game, There's Hockey” (by Robert F. Kelley, pp 79-85). C.L. Bennet was a Professor of English at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Covers bowed, light soiling, brown stains to firstfew leaves, name, else good to very good. 25.00

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47 BENNET, C.L. (ed.). HODGINS, Eric KELLEY, Robert F. Recent Prose.
Ryerson Press, Toronto / Halifax , 1941, 
BENNET, C.L. (ed.). Recent Prose. Toronto / Halifax : The Ryerson Press, (October 1941). First Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-253,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine, black lettering and vignette to front board. A volume in The Beverley House Library. “The following selections show something of the interest, the variety and the excellence of modern periodical writing...” - from the Introduction. The book consists of nearly 50 articles divided into six parts : The Press; Feature Stories and Articles; Arts and Letters; Essays; Light Articles; The World We Live In. Included are “Two Mysteries of the Sea” from The London Times – (i). The Mystery of the Kobenhavn (pp 53-59), (ii). The Franklin Expedition (pp 59-64); “Steam Song” (by Eric Hodgins, pp 64-70); “For a Fierce Game, There's Hockey” (by Robert F. Kelley, pp 79-85). C.L. Bennet was a Professor of English at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Name, else very good. 40.00

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48 BERKELEY, Anthony Trial and Error. 1st UK
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1937, 
BERKELEY, Anthony. Trial and Error. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937. First Printing. Pp. (10),11-528. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to frontand spine. Bubbling to front board at hinge, spotting to top edge with mar ginal foxing to initial leaves, slight spine roll, name to ffep, else good.30.00

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49 BERTIN, Johanna Strange Events
Altitude Publishing Canada Limited, Canmore, AB, 2003, ISBN:1551539527 
BERTIN, Johanna. Strange Events : Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts, and Other Tales. (Canmore, AB: Altitude Publications Canada, Ltd., 2003). Pp. 143. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. A volume in the Amazing Stories series. Of nautical interest: Chapter 2: Water Serpents, Chapter 5: Ghosts, Poltergeists and Premonitions (section on the S.S. Faerie Queen, and Chapter 6: Mystery Ships. Vg. 6.50

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50 BICE, Clare BICE, Clare Great Island : A Story of Mystery in Newfoundland. 1st no dj
1954, 
BICE, Clare. The Great Island : A Story of Mystery in Newfoundland. Writtenand Illustrated byClara Bice Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1954. F irst Printing. Pp (10),1-103,(1). 8vo, grey cloth with red lettering to front and spine. O'Dea 3038, Watters p.248, Rhodenizer p.428. "That summer at Ship Cove, it seemed as though everyone in Newfoundland was searching for something - fish or blueberries or buried treasure. It was a queer sort of asummer, strange and exciting, so that young Angus Bussey sometimes wondere d whether it was real or just part of a dream." - from the dj flap (not present). Vg. No dj. 20.00

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51 BICKERTON, James, comp. CHRETIEN, Jean. MANNING, Preston. MacMILLAN, Margaret. Reflections on Canadian Politics, Volume II : J.S. Grafstein, John Turner, Roy Romanow, Allan J. MacEachern, Preston Manning, Margaret MacMillan, Jennifer Welsh, Jean Chretien. The Allan J. MacEachern Annual Lecture in Politics.
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, 2008, ISBN:9780968937136 
BICKERTON, James, comp. Reflections on Canadian Politics, Volume II : J.S. Grafstein, John Turner, Roy Romanow, Allan J. MacEachern, Preston Manning, Margaret MacMillan, Jennifer Welsh, Jean Chretien. The Allan J. MacEachern Annual Lecture in Politics. Compiled by James Bickerton. Antigonish: St. Francis Xavier University Press, (2008). Pp. (9),10-162,(2). 8vo, decorated red and white card covers with black and red lettering to front cover and spine. Contents: 1. Senator J.S. Grafstein, September 24, 2001: Introduction by Mr. Hugh Winsor -- Grafstein's "The Mystery of the National Liberal Caucus"; 2. The Rt. Honourable John Turner, April 3, 2002: Introduction by Dr. Richard Alway -- Turner's "Canada: A Vanishing Identity?"; 3. The Honourable Roy Romanow, February 19, 2003: Introduction by President Sean Riley -- Romanow's "The Future of Health Care in Canada" -- Allan J. MacEachern's "Legislating Medicare in Canada"; 4. Mr. Preston Manning, November 3, 2003: Introduction by Dr. James Bickerton -- Manning's "Judicial Activism, Social Policy and the Role of Parliament"; 5. Dr. Margaret MacMillan, November 15, 2004: Introduction by Dr. Laurie Stanley-Blackwell -- MacMillan's "The Usesand Abuses of History, 1919 to Present"; 6. Dr. Jennifer Welsh, March 28, 2006: Introduction by Dr. Steven Holloway -- Welsh's "At Home in the World:Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century"; 7. The Rt. Honourable Jean C hretien, January 30, 2008: Introduction by President Sean Riley -- Chretien's "Reflections on My Years as Prime Minister". Acquisition note and blind stamp to title page, nicked to head of spine, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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52 BILANIUK, Petro B.T. Ukrainian Free University Series, Monograph No. 25) TEILHARD DE CHARDIN) JAMIW, Wolodymyr, foreword] Studies in Eastern Christianity, Volume One. pbk.
author, Munich and Toronto, 1977, ISBN:092032200x 
BILANIUK, Petro B.T. Studies in Eastern Christianity, Volume One . [Foreword by Prof. Wolodymyr Janiw]. Munich and Toronto: [The author], 1977. Pp. (2),iii-xi,(1),[1]-193,(3). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. Ukrainian Free University Series, Monograph No. 25. Contents: 1. Some Remarks Concerning a Theological Description of Prayer; 2. A Theological Meditation on the Mystery of Transfiguration; 3. The Mystery of Theosis or Divinization; 4. The Christology of Teilhard de Chardin; 5. Celibacy and Eastern Tradition; 6.Hryhorij Skovoroda: Philosopher or Theologian?; 7. The Ukrainian Catholic Lay Movement, 1945-1975: An Interpretation. Very good. 25.00

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53 BILLINGHAM, Mark. Death Message. Signed
Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316730525 
BILLINGHAM, Mark. Death Message. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),[1]-376. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.The New Tom Thorne Thriller. “‘Delivering the death message’. That’s what coppers call it when they have to tell someone that a loved one has been killed. Now Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is receiving messages of his own. Photos of murder victims sent to his mobile phone. The killer is quickly identified as a man just released from prison; someone who believes he has nothing left to live for. But why is he sending these pictures to Thorne? Theanswer lies in Thorne’s past, with a man he himself sent away, for life. E ven behind bars, the most vicious psychopath Thorne has ever faced is stilla master at manipulating others to do his dirty work for him. Particularly his killings . . .” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Sign ed without inscription by the author. 25.00

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54 BLAKE, Nicholas DAY-LEWIS, Cecil (pseud.) Private Wound. First Edition in dustjacket
Collins / Crime Club, London , 1968, 
BLAKE, Nicholas. The Private Wound. London : Collins "Published for the Crime Club", (1968). First Edition. Pp (10),11-223,(1). 8vo, orange-red cloth,gilt letering to spine. Nicholas Blake is a pseudonym of Cecil Day-Lewis. "In the West of Ireland in the 1930s a young novelist rents a lonely cottage to write his new book in peace. Atonce, and without great resistance, he is seduced by the wife of the loca squireen. Harriet's husband is an older man — violent, impoverished, gone to seed, who had once fought famously against the Black and Tans; a dangerous man. What began as seduction turns into something like love, and a very unusual 'eternal triangle' situation soonbecomes entirely horrific. The Private Wound is a classical whodunit, and the identity of the murderer is closely hidden. But it it is much more thanthis: a study of three very individual characters, each precisely observed , develops into high drama against the soft bankground of the hills and waters of the Irish Western seaboard, which here are movingly evoked." - from the dj flap. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket (with a short closed tear). 50.00

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55 BLANC, Nero Crossword Connection : A mystery with crosswords included. signed. 2nd pbk.
Berkley Prime Crime, New York, 2001, ISBN:0425179508 
BLANC, Nero. The Crossword Connection : A mystery with crosswords included . New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2001). Second Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-248. 8vo, illustrated card covers with red spine. Vg. Signed and inscribed by Blanc on the title page. 25.00

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56 BLOCK, Lawrence Burglar Who Studied Spinoza : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery. Uncorrected Proof.
Dutton, New York, 1997, 
BLOCK, Lawrence. The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery. Uncorrected Proof. New York : Dutton, (1997). Pp 224. 8vo, green cardcovers. Very good. 40.00

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57 BLOCK, Lawrence Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket
New York, 1994, 
BLOCK, Lawrence. The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery. (New York : 1994). F ine in fine dustjacket. 15.00

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58 BLOCK, Lawrence Walk Among the Tombstones. First Edition in dustjacket
William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1992, 
BLOCK, Lawrence. A Walk Among the Tombstones. New York : William Morrow andCompany, Inc., (1992). First Printing. Seels,. Lawrence Block: Bibliograph y 1958-1993 p.30. Very good in dustjacket. 18.00

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59 BLOK, M.J.C. OOSTERHOFF, A.H., foreword Ecclesiastes : 15 Outlines. 2nd pr.
Inter-League Publication Board, London, ON, 1993, ISBN:0886660157 
BLOK, M.J.C. Ecclesiastes : 15 Outlines . [Foreword by A.H. Oosterhoff]. London, ON: Inter-League Publication Board, (November 1993). Second Printing.Pp. (12),1-73,(3). 8vo, printed grey and blue card covers with blank spine . "For many people, Ecclesiastes is a depressing book. Who likes to reminded constantly that all is vanity and that life leads to the grave? [...] In this booklet, a series of outlines written by the late Rev. M.J.C. Blok, a minister in the Gereformeerde Kerken in nederland, for the young womens socities of those churches, the true message of The Preacher is expounded and explained. All is, indeed, vanity if we regard life only from our vantage point. But The Preacher directs us to look at life from a covenantal perspective. Life in the covenant with the Lord is not empty or vain. It has a future." -from the foreword. Contents: 1. Name, Author and Date; 2. Unity of the Book and its Place in the Bible; 3. An Examination of All that Happens under Heaven, Ecc 1:1-18; 4. A Premature Conclusion Ecc 2:1-26; 5. History as a Miracle of God's Omnipotence Ecc 3:1-15; 6. Wickedness in History Ecc 3:16-4:6; 7. Living in Expectation of the Coming Age Ecc 4:7-5:7; 8. The Goodness of the Earth in the Light of the Temple Ecc 5:8-6:12; 9. Consider theCrooked Way of God's Wisdom Ecc 7:1-22; 10. The Final Conclusion of The Pr eacher's Investigation Ecc 7:23-29; 11. The Mystery of Sin in the Light of the Coming Judgment Ecc 8:1-17; 12. The Dealings of God with the Righteous Throughout History Ecc 9:1-10:3; 13. The Preacher's Call to True Wisdom Ecc10:4-20; 14. The Preacher Proclaims the Meaning of Life to the Youth of th e Church Ecc 11:1-12:7; 15. The Preacher Summarizes the Evangelical Wisdom of the Shepherd of Israel in a Conclusion Ecc 12:8-14. Very good. 20.00

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60 Blomidon Naturalists Society. FORSYTHE, Bernard. KELLY, Patrick. WOLFORD, Jim. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2011
Blomidon Naturalists Society, Wolfville, 2011, 
Blomidon Naturalists Society. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2011. Wolfville, NS: Blomidon Naturalists Society, 2011. [Printed by Gaspereau Press]. Pp. (4),5-53,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, patterned yellow and black card covers with white lettered black title block to front cover, blank spine. Contents: Editorial: "Out & About" by Jean Timpa. Club Notes & Notices: Call for Photos: 2012 BNS Natural History Calendar; Board of Directors report by Rick Whitman; Upcoming Events; Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre Activities. Field Trip Report: "Natural Hazards"by David McMullin; "Wolfville Area", "Astronomy Observing Session", "Herbe rt River Canoe Trip", and "Cape Split" by Patrick Kelly; "Blomidon Park Pond Life" by Jim Wolford. Natural History & Science: "The Fairy Shrimp of Blomidon" by Jim Wolford; "Bird Banding: A Commentary" by Peter Austin-Smith Sr; "Nova Scotian Myrmica" by Barry Yoell; "An Off Year for Nesting Barred Owls" by Bernard Forsythe; Evolution's Greatest Mystery and Nova Scotia's Amazing Treasure [about Blue Beach]. Conference Report: "Nature Nova Scotia 2011 Conference and AGM" by Doug Linzey. Youth: "BNS Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair Awards" by John Belbin. Nature Counts: "Nova Scotia Migration Count 2011" by Larry Bogan. Seen in the Wild: "Putting Litter in Its Place" by Derek Allerton and Laura Thompson. Weather: "Spring 2011" by Larry Bogan. Astronomy: "What's In the Sky?" by Roy Bishop. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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