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81 BRAINARD'S SONS CO. Brainard's Ragtime Collection, Being a Collection of Characteristic Two-Steps, Cake Walks, Plantation Dances, Etc.
S. Brainard's Sons Co, New York / Chicago, 1899, 
(BRAINARD'S SONS CO.). Brainard's Ragtime Collection, Being a Collection ofCharacteristic Two-Steps, Cake Walks, Plantation Dances, Etc. New York / C hicago : The S. Brainard's Sons Co., 1899. Pp (2),[1]-96,(2). 4to, illustrated green card covers, black cloth tape spine. S. Brainard's Sons was Cleveland's leading 19th-century musical-instrument dealer and music publisher. Silas Brainard founded the company in 1836 and opened a piano store in the American House hotel on Superior Ave., selling Chickering pianos shipped from the factory in Boston. In the 1870s and 1880s, Brainard's published vocal and instrumental music, songbooks, and especially political and patrioticsongs. In 1878 S. Brainard's Sons established an office in Chicago; the co mpany left Cleveland altogether in 1889, moved to Chicago, and continued topublish Brainard's Musical World until 1895. Tears to bottom inch of spine , covers very worn, torn, chipped, and detached, previous owner's name and address (dated 1907), else a poor copy overall. As is. 70.00

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82 BRANDER, Michael. Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. First Edition in dustjacket.
Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1971, ISBN:0854220127 
BRANDER, Michael. The Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. London : Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., (1971). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224, + 16 p. ofblack and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering t o spine. "The Scottish nation ceased to exist on 26 April, 1746, after a long and bloody persecution. That sad day saw the clan system broken for everas, tired, hungry, dispirited and ill-led, the great clans died before the muskets of Cumberland's army at Culloden. Yet had they but known the atroc ities that were to follow in the wake of the Army, they would cheerfully have turned again to the bayonets of the Redcoats. For forty-seven years after the battle the Highlanders suffered the indignities of a wandering race. Hanged for no reason, imprisoned and deported without trial, their music, weapons and dress forbidden on pain of death, the ancient culture crumbled and fell, and left the Highlands open for the tourist, the opportunist and the sheep. And yet, in the Highland regiments, we have a remarkable paradox,and the true proof of the effectiveness of the clan system. Bound on his s tainless honour to his regiment, the Highlander watched th destruction of his proud race by the barbarous and bigoted people he served, and yet continued to fight and die for causes not his own. Britain was the richer. As Michael Brander has so ably shown, it was in these same regiments that the Highland customs and manners survived, aided by few -- a very few -- compassionate and understanding people. And though the average tourist in Scotland may know of the Thin Red Line, and the Gordons' charge at Waterloo, and may have had a sticker in his car urging that the Argylls be saved, never let him stand by Rannoch and look down into Glencoe, and wonder why the glens are empty." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Formation; 2. Dress; 3. Recruiting; 4. Character and Discipline; 5. Religion and Sobriety; 6. Mutinies; 7. Pipes and Pipers; 8. Ships and Shipwrecks (pp. 95-105); 9. Medical and Surgical; 10. Second Sight; 11. Wives and Camp Followers; 12. Remarkable Characters; 13. Exceptional Battles; 14. In North America (pp. 161-172, with afew Nova Scotia references); 15. In the Near and Far East; 16. In Europe, Portugal and Spain. Appendices: A. The Cardwell Reforms and Effects; B. TheHighland Regiments; C. The Fencible Regiments. With bibliography and index . Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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83 BRATHWAITE, Edward Folk Culture of the Slaves in Jamaica.
New Beacon Books, London / Port of Spain, 1970, 
BRATHWAITE, Edward. Folk Culture of the Slaves in Jamaica. London / Port ofSpain : New Beacon Books, (1970). First Edition. Pp [1]-24. 8vo, pale blue stapled card covers. Contents : The African Orientation of Jamaican Folk C ulture. Slave Customs connected with the Life Cycle. Religious Ideas. Religious Practice. Music and Dance. Musical Instruments. Private Entertainments. Public Entertainments. Dress. Houses. Language. Conclusion. Waterstained throughout, else good. As is. 20.00

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84 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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85 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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86 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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87 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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88 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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89 BROOKS, Gwendolyn To Disembark. First Paperback Edition, signed
Third World Press, Chicago, 1981, ISBN:0883781026 
BROOKS, Gwendolyn. To Disembark. Chicago : Third World Press, (1981). FirstPaperback Edition. Pp (1),ii-viii,1-63,(7). 8vo, art-illustrated white car d covers, lettered in black. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (b. June 7, 1917 – d. December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer.Unforgettable poetic imagery by one of the greatest female African America n poets that captures the viality and complexity of Black life. Contents : Riot : Riot; The Third Sermon on the Warpland; An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire. Family Pictures : The Life of Lincoln West; Young Heroes l-lll; Young Afrikans; Paul Robeson; Song : The Rev. MuBugwu Dickinson Ruminates Behind the Sermon; Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward. To The Diaspora : To the Diaspora; Music For Martyrs; A Welcome Song For Laini Nzinga; To Black Women; To Prisoners. Beckonings : The Bov Died In MyAlley; To John Killens; A Black Wedding Song; Sammy Chester Leaves "Godspe ll" and Visits "Upward Bound" on a Lake Forest Lawn, Bringing West Afrika; Another Preachment to Blacks. Very good. Signed and dated 1985 with inscription by the author. 40.00

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90 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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91 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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92 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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93 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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94 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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95 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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96 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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97 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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98 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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99 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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100 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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