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81 BRENNAN, Binnie Harbour View.
Quattro Books, Thornhill, Ontario, 2009, ISBN:9780981018645 
BRENNAN, Binnie. Harbour View. (Thornhill, Ontario) : Quattro Books, (2009). First Edition. Pp [1]-107,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue and white card covers. "Harbour View weaves together the stories of the residents and staff in a nursing home overlooking Halifax Harbour. Memories drawn from the rich and diverse pasts of six main characters and their families infuse a bittersweet present. Threaded with music and united by themes of dislocation, family legend, and longing, Harbour View offers moving glimpses into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people." - from the back cover. Born in Toronto, Binnie Brennan lives in Halifax, where she is a violist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Harbour View is her first novella. Very good. 9.00

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82 BRETT, Brian Uproar's Your Only Music : New Poems / Memoir
Exile Editions, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:1550966073 
BRETT, Brian. Uproar's Your Only Music. [Cover adds: New Poems / Memoir]. Toronto : Exile Editions, 2004. First Edition. Pp (12),1-159,(5). 8vo, cardcovers. Very good. 15.00

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83 BRINGHURST, Robert. Selected Poems. First Edition, Paperback.
Gaspereau Press, Kentville, N.S., 2009, ISBN:9781554470686 
BRINGHURST, Robert. Selected Poems. (Kentville, N.S.) : Gaspereau Press, Printers & Publishers, MMIX (2009). First Printing. Pp (2),[1]-265,(5). 8vo, red card covers with black lettering to spine, and black dustjacket with silver lettering to front wrapper and spine, cream wrap-around on back cover.“This volume of Robert Bringhurst's poetry brings together selections from several of his collections; along with the complete texts of some of his p olyphonic works – including Conversations with a Toad and The Blue Roofs ofJapan - and presents a series of new poems in a final chapter entitled "Th e Living." Moving from Japan to the Middle East to British Columbia, and drawing on the work of Eastern, pre-Socratic and Native North American thinkers, Bringhurst s work is as compelling as it is wide-ranging. Those familiar with the author's prose will find many of the same concerns manifested here - ideas about mythology, ecology, philosophy, language, art and music, taken up in sparse, elemental imagery, each poem an attempt to whittle back to h the experience of a body in a knowable and unknowable world.” - from the wrap-around. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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84 BRINGHURST, Robert. TSE, Yim, calligraphy. Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music. First Edition, paperback.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0771016611 
BRINGHURST, Robert. Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music. With calligraphy by YimTse. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1986). First Printing. Pp. (8),[9 ]-127,(1). 8vo, illustrated brown card covers with white lettering to frontcover and spine. "'Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music' is a dazzling new colle ction of poems, once again revealing the breadth of Bringhurst's social andhistorical conscience, the depth of his linguistic magic, and his passiona te intelligencee and craft. This is Bringhurst's twelfth book of poems and his first major collection since 'The Beauty of the Weapons'." - from the rear cover. Includes: I: The Book of Silences: "Parsvanatha", "Uddalaka Aruni: A Song for the Weavers", "Nagarjuna", "Wang Bi", "Sengzhao", "Bodhidharma", "Jizang", "Saraha", "Saraha's Excuse for Beginners"; "Baizhang Huaihai", "Han Shan", "Linji Yixuan", "Nanquan Puyuan", "Danzia Zichun", "Hong Zicheng", "Jakushitsu", "Hakuin". II: The Lyell Island Variations: "Larix Lyallii", "Thin Man Washing", "Absence of the Heart", "The Reader", "The Starlight Is Getting Steadily Dimmer", The Long and the Short of It", "Riddle". III: Gifts & Presences: "Sutra of the Heart", "Thirty Words", "Rubus Ursinus:A Prayer for the Blackberry Harvest", "Sunday Morning", "For the Bones of Josef Mengele". IV: Tending the Fire. V: The Blue Roofs of Japan. VI: Thinking & Talking: A Prose Caboose: "Breathing through the Feet: An Autobiographical Meditation", "Vietnamese New Year in the Polish Friendship Centre". Light shelfwear, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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85 BRITTEN, Benjamin. MITCHELL, Donald, ed. REED, Philip, ed. Letters from a Life : Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, Volume One, 1923-39. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1991, ISBN:0520065204 
BRITTEN, Benjamin. Letters from a Life : Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, Volume One, 1923-39. EWdited by Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1991). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-[xxx],[1]-619,(7), + 32 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Volume One accompanies Britten through prep and public school and then to London to the Royal College of Music, where the phenomenally gifted but inexperienced young composer is plunged into metropolitan life and makes influential new friends, among them W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This was a time of prodigious musical creativity, a growing awareness of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions: the letters and diaries show a constant awareness of the Spanish Civil War and the lengthening shadow of fascism in Europe. Most importantly, during this period Britten met Peter Pears and established the musical and personal relationship that was to last a lifetime." - from the dustjacket. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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86 BROWN, James). SMITH, R.J. One : The Life and Music of James Brown. Hardcover in dustjacket, signed.
Gotham Books, New york, 2012, ISBN:9781592406579 
(BROWN, James). SMITH, R.J. The One : The Life and Music of James Brown. (New York): Gotham Books, (March 2012). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-455,(1), + 8 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, black cloth spine, grey paper covered boards. "The musical genius, who all but created funk and dominated R&B andpop, was born into abject poverty in Souther Carolina and raised in rural Georgia amid violent racial tensions. He grew up in a brothel owned by his aunt, landed in a juvenile prison at age sixteen,a nd upon his release met his first bandmates, members of the group that would become the Famous Flames. [...] 'The One' is a meticulously researched and beautifully written account that not only delves into the complexities of Brown as an artist but also explores his role in the Black Power movement, his high-profile friendships, his complicated personal life, and his loss (and gain) of several fortunes." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Smith on the title page. 30.00

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87 BROWN, Jason I. Our Days Are Numbered : How Mathematics Orders Our Lives. First Printing industjacket, signed by author
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9780771016967 
BROWN, Jason I. Our Days Are Numbered : How Mathematics Orders Our Lives. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (2009). First Printing. Pp (8),[1]-290,(6). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, beige cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "On any ordinary day, from the time we get up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, mathematics shapes our lives. Whether we're banking online, cooking,or listening to our favourite music, math is behind almost every daily act ivity we can think of. In Our Days Are Numbered, mathematician Jason I. Brown - who used his mathematical research to solve the mystery of how the Beatles played the opening chord of "A Hard Day's Night" - takes readers on anilluminating journey through a typical day, skilfully seeking out the hidd en links between mathematics and the world around us." (from the dj). JasonI. Brown is a professor of mathematics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N ova Scotia. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the author. 16.50

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88 BRUCK, Julie Monkey Ranch : Poems. Second Printing.
Brick Books, London, 2012, ISBN:9781926829746 
BRUCK, Julie. Monkey Ranch : Poems by Julie Bruck. (London, ON): Brick Books, (September 2012). Second Printing. Pp. (14),15-85,(3). 8vo, illustrated greyish-green card covers with orange titles to front, white titles to spine. Winner of the 2012 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry."The compassionate and precise eye for which her earlier books were praise d is given a wider, more ambitious scope in 'Monkey Ranch', Julie Bruck's third collection. What, these poems ask, is sufficient, what will suffice? Amandrill, a middle-aged woman, a shattered Baghdad neighbourhood, a long m arriage and even a spoon grapple with this conundrum -- sometimes with rage, or plain persistence, sometimes with the furious joy of a dog who gets toride with his head out a truck's passenger window." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: I: "This Morning, After an Execution at San Quentin", "Why I Don't Pick Up the Phone", "Snapshot at Uxmal, 1972", "Maison Vendu", "At the Music Concourse", "Love to, But", "The Mandrill's Gaze",and "The Change". II: "Elizabeth Bishop's Room", "Gold Coin", "Milk Teeth" , "The Trick", "A Marriage", "Entre Chien et Loup", "New, Used, & Rare", "Goodwill", and "Missing Jerry Tang". III: "Please", "Common Goods", "Should You Ask", "Scientists Say", "A School Night in February", "Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad", "Newsreel", "After Wildfire", "Live News Feed", and "Islands". IV: "Monkey Ranch", "Cold Cases, Adult Division", "Once", "Indécis", "How to Be Alone", "Girl in the Yellow Cardigan", "My Father's Clothes", "Boy at the Window", "The Help", "Final Season", "Today's Handicap", and "The Winningest Jockey". V: "Eggs Roll,", "The Wooden Family", "Spoon", "Girl in Her Brothers' Bedroom", "Great White, Released", "Men at Work", "Dead Air", "Election Night with Dog", "Ocean Ridge", "The 'World-Famous' Lipizzaners", and "The Greater Good". Very good. Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.50

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89 BRUNEAU, André Moving Out : A Novel. First Edition
Musson Book Company , Don Mills, Ontario, 1978, ISBN:0773710256 
BRUNEAU, André. Moving Out : A Novel. Don Mills, Ontario : Musson Book Company , (1978). First Edition. Pp (8),9-240. 8vo, illustrated white cardcovers. Bruneau's first novel written in English and translated as Adieu Québec."For years Michael Armstrong has managed to cope with his gradually deteri orating marriage and his son's involvement with the music and drug world. Then the development company of which Michael is prsident is hit by violent labor disputes, and sustains heavy losses on its Montreal projects. The necessary business decision to pull out of Quebec plunges Michael into a deep personal crisis. Michael is a bilingual Quebecker, and to his wife and son,who speak only French, he has come to represent the hated English exploite r. The story of Michael's newfound happiness in a love affair unfolds against a backdrop of corporate and political maneuvrrings and his tragic alienation from his own family. The anguish and exultation of those who must leave and those who choose to stay are brought vividly to light in this powerful and fast-paced drama, Andre Bruneau has portrayed the human aspect of what has until now been purely a political question." - from rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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90 BRUNNER, Astrid (ed.) SOMERVILLE, Malcolm Quiet Bashful Man: remembering Malcolm - 11 September 1951 to 10 March 2005
AB collector publishing, Lakeville Corner, N.B. / Halifax, N.S., 2006, ISBN:1895466180 
BRUNNER, Astrid (ed.). A Quiet Bashful Man: remembering Malcolm - 11 September 1951 to 10 March 2005. by the authors & artists of the 2005 ABcp Malcolm Memorial Literary Competition. (Lakeville Corner, N.B. / Halifax, N.S.) :AB collector publishing, (2006). Pp (8),9-182,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illus trated white card covers, lettered in black. "This book is a celebration ofone of Atlantic Canada's quietly erudite men about town, who, suddenly and much too early, went into the shadows. Malcolm (Mac) Somerville loved, and worked for, the fringes of literature and music. The texts and art works—a nd memories by his family and friends—are originals, varied and often personal, and a tribute to Malcolm’s New Brunswick & Atlantic Canada." (ABcp website). Very good. Inscribed by Astrid Brunner. 20.00

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91 BUCK, Dudley Influence of the Organ in History : Inaugural Lecture of the Department of the Organ in the College of Music of Boston University
W. Reeves, London, 1882, 
BUCK, Dudley. The Influence of the Organ in History : Inaugural Lecture of the Department of the Organ in the College of Music of Boston University. London : W. Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C.1882. Pp (2),[3]-31,(1). Sm 8vo, printed wrappers. Wrappers waterstained at edges, front wrapper badly chipped at edges, elde very good, with clean interior. Shipping will less due tothis item's slim size. 40.00

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92 BUCKLER, Ernest Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0771017707 
BUCKLER, Ernest. Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),7-128. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A5, Laugher p.65, Spadoni & Donnelly 2822. "Ernest Buckler, acknowledged master of the novel (The Mountain and the Valley), short story (The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories), and idyllic reminiscences (Ox Bells and Fireflies), adds to his list of literary successes by excelling in yet another genre - the humorous collection. Sometimes frivolous, sometimes fanciful, always gently satirical, Buckler's light verse and comic essays are done with just the right touch or light-hearted wisdom. Here are verbal pebbles forthe pocket... smooth rhymes and relaxing reflections, as literate as they are mirthful. With urbane wit and rustic ribaldry, Buckler pokes artectionate fun at everything from advertising to opera, from farming to history, from New Year's to Christmas. The upshot of it all is immense fun, but readers should realize that the foibles they'll be laughing at may be their own" - front dj flap "An easygoing collection of wit, whimsy, and wisdom from Canada's master of prose" - from rear panel of dj. Contents: Introduction; "The Best Place to Be," "It's Not the Thought, It's the Card," "Going to Hellin a Pung," "Bestsellers Make Strange Bedrellows," "Proud Flesh," "Is the Line Busy, or Pinter Country," "Alienated: A Dateline," "The Battle of the Bulge," "The Mad Hatters," "Look Out Your Face Doesn't Freeze That Way," " I Am Not, Nor Ever Have Been, a Christian Scientist," "Advice to Lovers," "That's Enough of Your Lipmann," "Venice Suspicion Ever Going to End?," "Matinee Idle," "Contracepcion," "Love Compared to Opponents at Bridge, Both Vulnerable," "War and Geese," " Come Dance with Me," "Next Question?," "Excuses, Excuses," "Of Mysteries," "Crime and Punishment," "Sounding Brass," "Noli Me Tangere," "You Can Tell a Book by its Cover," "Gardening Hints," "Tenure Be Damned," "Wishful Thinking," "Spellbinders, Go Home," "More Is Less," "Memorials," "Single Jingle," "Abyrsinia (Revisited) or Not If I See You First, Charlie," ""Blush Rose," "Maidens Four," " Withdrawal Symptoms, or Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am," "I Trust You Wore Your Diaphragm," "Drink Now,Pay Later," "Recurring Decimals and All That or Symbols, Symbols!," "Life Among the Grafitti," "It's All in the Way You Hold Your Mouth," "The Priest's Dilemma," "The First Sit-ins, and Other Childhood Friends (Updated)," "Needlecraft," "Hetaera, Et cetera," "Advice Not Taken, or Ann Landers, Meet Moll Flanders, and Others," "Voices When Soft Music Dies," "How to Get Along with a Woman," "Mixed Double," "Leave Your Leisure Alone," "Artist's Life," "Boring from Within or It Augers Ill," "Marriage, TV Style," "Lives of Great Men All Remind Us...," "Shakespeare wrote Bacon," "Nobody Likes a Smartass," "Were You There, Papa Hemingway?," "How Quixotic Can You Get?," "Subject Matter, Nothing!," "Education at Mimi's," "A Wasted Life," and " NeverLaugh at a Giraffe." Very good in clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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93 BUCKLER, Ernest Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0771017707 
BUCKLER, Ernest. Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),7-128. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A5, Laugher p.65, Spadoni & Donnelly 2822. "Ernest Buckler, acknowledged master of the novel (The Mountain and the Valley), short story (The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories), and idyllic reminiscences (Ox Bells and Fireflies), adds to his list of literary successes by excelling in yet another genre - the humorous collection. Sometimes frivolous, sometimes fanciful, always gently satirical, Buckler's light verse and comic essays are done with just the right touch or light-hearted wisdom. Here are verbal pebbles forthe pocket... smooth rhymes and relaxing reflections, as literate as they are mirthful. With urbane wit and rustic ribaldry, Buckler pokes artectionate fun at everything from advertising to opera, from farming to history, from New Year's to Christmas. The upshot of it all is immense fun, but readers should realize that the foibles they'll be laughing at may be their own" - front dj flap "An easygoing collection of wit, whimsy, and wisdom from Canada's master of prose" - from rear panel of dj. Contents: Introduction; "The Best Place to Be," "It's Not the Thought, It's the Card," "Going to Hellin a Pung," "Bestsellers Make Strange Bedrellows," "Proud Flesh," "Is the Line Busy, or Pinter Country," "Alienated: A Dateline," "The Battle of the Bulge," "The Mad Hatters," "Look Out Your Face Doesn't Freeze That Way," " I Am Not, Nor Ever Have Been, a Christian Scientist," "Advice to Lovers," "That's Enough of Your Lipmann," "Venice Suspicion Ever Going to End?," "Matinee Idle," "Contracepcion," "Love Compared to Opponents at Bridge, Both Vulnerable," "War and Geese," " Come Dance with Me," "Next Question?," "Excuses, Excuses," "Of Mysteries," "Crime and Punishment," "Sounding Brass," "Noli Me Tangere," "You Can Tell a Book by its Cover," "Gardening Hints," "Tenure Be Damned," "Wishful Thinking," "Spellbinders, Go Home," "More Is Less," "Memorials," "Single Jingle," "Abyrsinia (Revisited) or Not If I See You First, Charlie," ""Blush Rose," "Maidens Four," " Withdrawal Symptoms, or Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am," "I Trust You Wore Your Diaphragm," "Drink Now,Pay Later," "Recurring Decimals and All That or Symbols, Symbols!," "Life Among the Grafitti," "It's All in the Way You Hold Your Mouth," "The Priest's Dilemma," "The First Sit-ins, and Other Childhood Friends (Updated)," "Needlecraft," "Hetaera, Et cetera," "Advice Not Taken, or Ann Landers, Meet Moll Flanders, and Others," "Voices When Soft Music Dies," "How to Get Along with a Woman," "Mixed Double," "Leave Your Leisure Alone," "Artist's Life," "Boring from Within or It Augers Ill," "Marriage, TV Style," "Lives of Great Men All Remind Us...," "Shakespeare wrote Bacon," "Nobody Likes a Smartass," "Were You There, Papa Hemingway?," "How Quixotic Can You Get?," "Subject Matter, Nothing!," "Education at Mimi's," "A Wasted Life," and " NeverLaugh at a Giraffe." Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. Signed by Buck ler. 300.00

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94 BUCKLER, Ernest Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0771017707 
BUCKLER, Ernest. Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),7-128. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A5, Laugher p.65, Spadoni & Donnelly 2822. "Ernest Buckler, acknowledged master of the novel (The Mountain and the Valley), short story (The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories), and idyllic reminiscences (Ox Bells and Fireflies), adds to his list of literary successes by excelling in yet another genre - the humorous collection. Sometimes frivolous, sometimes fanciful, always gently satirical, Buckler's light verse and comic essays are done with just the right touch or light-hearted wisdom. Here are verbal pebbles forthe pocket... smooth rhymes and relaxing reflections, as literate as they are mirthful. With urbane wit and rustic ribaldry, Buckler pokes artectionate fun at everything from advertising to opera, from farming to history, from New Year's to Christmas. The upshot of it all is immense fun, but readers should realize that the foibles they'll be laughing at may be their own" - front dj flap "An easygoing collection of wit, whimsy, and wisdom from Canada's master of prose" - from rear panel of dj. Contents: Introduction; "The Best Place to Be," "It's Not the Thought, It's the Card," "Going to Hellin a Pung," "Bestsellers Make Strange Bedrellows," "Proud Flesh," "Is the Line Busy, or Pinter Country," "Alienated: A Dateline," "The Battle of the Bulge," "The Mad Hatters," "Look Out Your Face Doesn't Freeze That Way," " I Am Not, Nor Ever Have Been, a Christian Scientist," "Advice to Lovers," "That's Enough of Your Lipmann," "Venice Suspicion Ever Going to End?," "Matinee Idle," "Contracepcion," "Love Compared to Opponents at Bridge, Both Vulnerable," "War and Geese," " Come Dance with Me," "Next Question?," "Excuses, Excuses," "Of Mysteries," "Crime and Punishment," "Sounding Brass," "Noli Me Tangere," "You Can Tell a Book by its Cover," "Gardening Hints," "Tenure Be Damned," "Wishful Thinking," "Spellbinders, Go Home," "More Is Less," "Memorials," "Single Jingle," "Abyrsinia (Revisited) or Not If I See You First, Charlie," ""Blush Rose," "Maidens Four," " Withdrawal Symptoms, or Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am," "I Trust You Wore Your Diaphragm," "Drink Now,Pay Later," "Recurring Decimals and All That or Symbols, Symbols!," "Life Among the Grafitti," "It's All in the Way You Hold Your Mouth," "The Priest's Dilemma," "The First Sit-ins, and Other Childhood Friends (Updated)," "Needlecraft," "Hetaera, Et cetera," "Advice Not Taken, or Ann Landers, Meet Moll Flanders, and Others," "Voices When Soft Music Dies," "How to Get Along with a Woman," "Mixed Double," "Leave Your Leisure Alone," "Artist's Life," "Boring from Within or It Augers Ill," "Marriage, TV Style," "Lives of Great Men All Remind Us...," "Shakespeare wrote Bacon," "Nobody Likes a Smartass," "Were You There, Papa Hemingway?," "How Quixotic Can You Get?," "Subject Matter, Nothing!," "Education at Mimi's," "A Wasted Life," and " NeverLaugh at a Giraffe." Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Buckler on the title page. 250.00

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95 BULLOCK, Malcolm. Austria : A Study in Failure
Macmillan & Co., London , 1939, 
BULLOCK, Malcolm. Austria : A Study in Failure. London : Macmillan & Co., 1939. First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-319,(1). Index. 8vo, green cloth, giltlettering to spine. “It would be idle to attempt to summarise the contents of Captain Bullock's book; no event of importance is omitted. He examines with particular care the efforts made to unite Austria with Germany from the early days immediately after the Armistice to the failure of the proposedAustro-German Customs Union in 1931 and the final and violent Anschluss in 1938. In addition to his purely historical survey the author devotes chapt ers to the work of the Viennese Municipality, sketches of Viennese and Austrian life and character, Vienna as a centre of theatrical and musical enterprise, the Jewish question and ?economic problems.” - from the dj. Contents: 1. The End of the Monarchy. 2. Austria after the Armistice. 3. The Treat y of St. Germain . 4. Post-War Problems. 5. The Press, Music and Drama. 6. Monsignor Seipel. 7. Seipel and the Anschluss. 8. Starhemberg and the Heimwehr. 9. The Customs Union. 10. The End of Social Democracy. 11. Schuschnigg. Chronological Table. Brown stain to free endpapers, else very good in torn, chipped, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

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96 BURCKHARDT, Titus. Moorish Culture in Spain. First American Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1972, ISBN:007008923X 
BURCKHARDT, Titus. Moorish Culture in Spain. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1972). First Printing. Pp (6),7-219,(1),(8) + colour frontispiece. Other plates included in the pagination. Large 8vo, brown cloth, white lettering to spine. “This is a unique study of the spirit and radiance of the eight hundred years of Muslim dominance of Southern Spain, from the time of the invasion of the Iberian peninsula in 711 until the Renaissance. It examines the manner of life and the achievements in architecture, poetry, philosophy, religion, and music that developed in Andalusia, the center of the North African Arab empire on the European continent. The Arab contribution to human progress - astronomy, mathematics, cosmology, the variety and magnificent wealth of architecture form - could fully develop in Spain and is a remarkable legacy of a people who entered the land as conquerors, and became peaceful masters. From the establishment of the first misque in Córdova [sic] in 1785 until the time of their expulsion by the Catholic kings in 1492, the Moors dominated the intellectual life of the area and had a profoundimpact on European civilization which assimilated many of their ideas. Wit h 9 color plates, 81 monochrome plates and over 100 engravings, line drawings, and maps.” - from front dj flap. Chapters : 1. Córdoba; 2. Religion andRaces; 3. The Caliphate; 4. The City; 5. Heaven and Earth; 6. Language and Poetry; 7. Chivalric Lore; 8. Spain in Check; 9. The Philosophical Outlook ; 10. Faith and Science; 11. The Mystics; 12. Toledo; 13. Granada. With ch ronological table, bibliography and index. Very good in slightly sunned dustjacket. 28.00

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97 BUTLER, Robert Olen. Had a Good Time : Stories from American Postcards. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Grove Press, New York, 2004, ISBN:0802117775 
BUTLER, Robert Olen. Had a Good Time : Stories from American Postcards. NewYork: Grove Press, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (14),[1]-267,(7). Illustrat ed. 8vo, black cloth spine, cream cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. "For many years Robert Olen Butler has collected picture postcards from the early twentieth century -- not so much for the pictures on the fronts but for the messages written on the backs, little bits of the captured souls of people long since passed away. Using these brief messages of real people from another age, Butler creates fully imagined stories that speak to the universal human condition. In 'Up by Heart,' a Tennessee miner is called upon to become a preacher, and then asked to complete an altogether more sinistertask. In 'The Ironworkers' Hayride,' a young man named Milton embarks on a romantic adventure with a girl who has a wooden leg. From the deeply movin g 'Carl and I,' where a young wife writes a postcard in reply to a card from her husband who is dying of tuberculosis, to the eerily familiar 'The Onein White,' where a newspaper reporter covers an incident of American milit ary adventurism in a foreign land, these are intimate and fascinating glimpses into the lives of ordinary people in an extraordinary age." - from the dustjacket. Includes the aforementioned stories, as well as: Hotel Touraine; Mother in the Trenches; This Is Earl Sandt; No Chord for Music; Christmas1910; Hiram the Desperado; I Got Married to Milk Can; The Grotto; Uncle An drew; Twins; Sunday. Very good in dustjacket. Signed and dated without inscription by Butler on the title page. 20.00

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98 BYRNE, Cyril J., Margaret HARRY and Padriag O SIADHAIL (eds.) HARRY, Margaret O SIADHAIL, Padraig Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples : Proceedings of the Second North American Congress of Celtic Studies : held in Halifax, August 16-19, 1989
D'Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, 1992, ISBN:0969625200 
BYRNE, Cyril J., Margaret HARRY and Pádriag O SIADHAIL (eds.). Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples : Proceedings of the Second North American Congressof Celtic Studies : held in Halifax, August 16-19, 1989. Halifax: D'Arcy M cGee Chair of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University, (1992). Pp. 761. 8vo,off-white card covers, green decoration and lettering to front and spine. Of Maritime interest: John Gibson's "Traditional Piping in Nova Scotia" (159-172); John Cousins's "Tom Dunn and the Irish Folktale in Prince Edward Island" (193-202); T.P. Power's "The Emigrant Ship: The Transportation, Regulation and Reception of Irish Immigrants in New Brunswick, 1815-1855" (683-706); Brendan O'Grady's "County Monaghan before the Emigration to Prince Edward Island" (707-722); and Stephen A. Davis's "Archeological Investigationsof the Irish on the Shubenacadie Canal, Nova Scotia" (723-732). Also inclu des: Anthony Harvey's "Latin, Literacy and the Celtic Vernaculars around the year AD 500"; Dorothy Ann Bray's 'Secunda Brigida": Saint Ita of Killeedyand Brigidine Tradition"; James Mackey's 'Primal Religion and Christianity in Celtic Tradition adn Literature"; Maire Herbert's "The Universe of Male and Female: A Reading of the Deirdre Story"; William Sayers's "Guin & Croc had & Golad: The Earliest Irish Threefold Death"; Achille Joyal's "La validite generale d'une hypothese: Origines europeennes des cultures nahuatl au Mexique pre-coloniale, VIe et VIIe siecles"; Gordon W. MacLennan's "Digression in Irish Oral TraditionL The Case of Anna Nic Grianna"; Breandan O Madagain's "Echoes of Magic in the Gaelic Song Tradition"; John Shaw's "Scottish Gaelic Traditions of the Cliar Sheanchain"; Kathleen E. Dunlay's "The Playing of Traditional Scottish Dance Music: Old and New World Styles and Practices"; Tomas de Bhaldraithe's 'Focloir na Nua-Ghaeilge-Forbairt agus Fadhbanna"; Heidi Ann Lazar-Meyn's 'Use of Emphasizing Particles in Conjunction with Independent Pronouns in Old and Middle Irish Recensions of 'Tain Bo Cuailgne'"; Damien O Muiri's "Gender of Monosyllabic Nouns in Modern Irish"; K.J. George's "Towards a Definitive List of Settlement-Names in Cornwall"; Peter Wynn Thomas's "In Search of Middle Welsh Dialects"; Richard M. Crowe's "Iolo Morganwg: An Eighteenth-Century Welsh Linguist"; William Gillies's "Scottish Gaelic Dialect Studies"; Harry Roe's "Acallamh na Senorach: The Confluence of Lay and Clerical Oral Traditions"; Micheal Mac Craith's "Gaelic Courtly Love Poetry: A Window on the Renaissance"; Andrew Welsh's "Manawydan Fab Llyr: Wales, England, and the 'New Man'"; Charlotte Ward's "Arthur in the Welsh Bruts"; Andrea Budgey's "'Preiddeu Annwn' and the Welsh Tradition of Arthur"; Joanne Findon's "The Function of Cei in Welsh Arthurian Literature"; R. Geraint Gruffydd's "Dafydd ap Gwilym: An Outline Biography"; A.T. Seaman's "Celtic Myth as Perceived in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-CenturyLiterature in English"; Philip O'Leary's "'The Greatest of the Things Our Ancestors Did': Gaelic Adaptations of Early Irish Literature, 1891-1916"; OMuiri's "Feidhm an Mhiotais in Cuaifeach mo Londubh Bui"; Ann Dooley's "Li terature and Society in Early Seventeenth-Century Ireland: The Evaluation of Change"; Allan I. Macinnes's "Seventeenth-Century Scotland: The Undervalued Gaelic Perspective"; Alan Harrison's "John Toland and Celtic Studies"; R.B. Walsh's "Gaelic Ireland in a Twentieth-Century Context"; Deirde Ui Ghradaigh's "Primary School and Language Maintenance in Ireland, 1922-1989"; Micheal O Conghaile's "Rath Cairn: The Birth of a Gaeltacht"; Robert Owen Jones's "From Wales to Saskatchewan via Patagonia"; T.M. Devine's "The Flight of the Poor: Highland Emigration to Canada in the Mid-Nineteenth Century"; Kenneth A. MacKinnon's "Captain John MacDonald and the Glennaladale Settlers: The Proprietor as Community Leader"; Mary A. Ludwig's "The Invention of Tradition among Irish-Americans"; and Marta Weingartner's "Is There a Future for the Welsh Language in North America?". A very good copy. Uncommon. 75.00

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99 CAGE, John McLUHAN, Marshall Rolywholyover : A Circus. First Edition
Museum of Contemporary Art / Rizzoli International Publications Inc., Los Angeles / New York, 1993, ISBN:0914357336 
CAGE, John. Rolywholyover : A Circus. [Metal box and contents, to accompanya major John Cage exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angele s.] Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art / New York : Rizzoli International Publications Inc., [1993]. First Edition. "John Cage was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His influence was felt not just in music, as America's leading avant-garde composer. but in the visual arts, dance, and in aesthetic thought in general. Exploring the contents ofthis extraordinary metal box, designed in consultation with Cage himself, is itself an experience fully in keeping with his philosophy. The box contains an exceptionally wide range of materials, printed in different formats,often on translucent paper, which can be read in any order. The publicatio n accompanies a major exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, conceived of by Cage as a "composition for museum." The box includes reprints of texts that Cage found useful and inspiring, as well as important new essays. Also includecd are writings and letters by Cage, reproductions of works by Cage and others, musical scores, recipes, advice on healthy eating, and photographs. As Cage said in discussing the box, "The world is vast; give the impression that the materials are endless...." Contents include : Paying attention (by Anne d'Harnoncourt); nothingtoseeness (by Julie Lazar); John Cage and the social realm (by Laura Kuhn); UNCAGEDWORDS (by Joan Retallack); Cage and counting (by Mark Swed); Anarchy /(by John Cage); Anautobiographical statement (by John Cage); Macrobiotic cooking (by John Ca ge); The agenbite of outwit (by Marshall McLuhan); What should I eat? (by Andrew Weil, M.D.); Chronological table of John Cage's life (by Ellesworth Snyder); Zen and dhyana (by Daisetz T. Suzuki). Very good in metal box. 100.00

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Blue Banner : The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax. First Edition in dustjacket, CAHILL, Barry, Laurence DeWOLFE, Murray ALARY, Elizabeth A. CHARD DeWOLFE, Laurence CHARD, Elizabeth A. YORKE, Lois
100 CAHILL, Barry, Laurence DeWOLFE, Murray ALARY, Elizabeth A. CHARD DeWOLFE, Laurence CHARD, Elizabeth A. YORKE, Lois Blue Banner : The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax. First Edition in dustjacket
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2008, ISBN:9780773533585 
CAHILL, Barry, Laurence DeWOLFE, Murray ALARY, Elizabeth A. CHARD, and LoisYORKE. The Blue Banner : The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presby terian Witness in Halifax . Montreal and Kingston: "Published for the Presbyterian Church of Saint David by McGill-Queens University Press", (2008). First Edition. Pp. (5),vi-x,(14) of illustrations,(2),[3]-324. Illustrated. 8vo, black paper-covered boards with silver lettering to spine. "The Blue Banner is a case study of the survival of historic denominationalism grounded in resistance to church union. It traces the origins and near demise of Presbyterianism in Nova Scotia and the development of Saint David's from itsbeginnings as a new congregation and the only site of Presbyterian witness in metropolitan Halifax. The authors look at various aspects of congregati onal life - corporate structure and governance, education, worship and music, volunteerism, mission and outreach, and stewardship of the historic siteand building that has been home to Saint David's since the beginning." - f rom the dj flap "The creation of the United Church of Canada meant that two-thirds of the congregations of the Presbyterian Church of Canada - including every Presbyterian congregation in Halifax - vanished. Even before the United Church came into existence, however, non-uniting Presbyterians were forming a new congregation. Once established, Saint David's - heir to no less than four Scottish Presbyterian traditions - represented a new birth of Presbyterianism in Canada. The Blue Banner considers how the story of Saint David's relates to the mainstream of religious historiography and shows what historians can learn from case studies of local churches viewed in historical perspective." - from the rear of dj. Contents: Introduction: "The Church on Pizza Corner". Part One: Origins: 1. Church Union: Movement and Resistance; 2. The "Union" Disruption; 3. Death and Resurrection. Part Two: The Ministers: 4. Colin MacKay Kerr; 5. Frank Lawson; 6. Donald Bruce Mackay; 7. John Pace; 8. Donald Laurence DeWolfe. Part Three: Congregational Life: 9. The Congregation; 10. Worship; 11. Music; 12. Mission and Outreach; 13. Voluntary Organizations; 14. Expansion; 15. Church Property. With appendices. With bibliographic essay, notes, and index. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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