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1 RUBIN, Don, ed. Canadian Theatre Review 6 SALUTIN, Rick. McLUHAN, Marshall. Canadian Theatre Review Number 6, Spring 1975
CTR Publications, York University, Downsview, ON, 1975, 
RUBIN, Don, ed. Canadian Theatre Review Number 6, Spring 1975. (Downsview, ON): CTR Publications, York University, 1975. Pp. [1]-142. 8vo, white card covers with purple decoration to front and blue lettering to front and spine. With the complete playscript "1837: The Farmers' Revolt" (by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Murraille); the following "playing space and spaces" pieces: "Architecture and the Artful Stage" (by Brian Arnott), "Collective Conversation: The Space Show" (by Theatre Passe Muraille), "Environments" (byRichard Kent Wilcox), "The Building Burden" (by Marlynn Jolliffe), "The De signer's Space" (by Josef Svoboda), "Notes to the Building Committee" (by Richard Kent Wilcox), "Acoustic Space" (by Edmund Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan), "Savage Space" (by John Juliani); and other pieces by Michael Cook, Geraldine Anthony, James Flannery, Ralph Zimmerman, James Lyon, Jennifer Merin, Roman Szydlowski, Robin Endres, and David Watmough. Faint soiling to bottom edge of front cover, else very good. For the issue. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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2 McLUHAN, Marshall PARKER, Harley, designed Counterblast. First British Edition in dustjacket.
Rapp + Whiting Ltd, London, 1969, 
McLUHAN, Marshall. Counterblast. London : Rapp + Whiting Ltd, (1968). FirstBritish Edition. Pp (4),5-143,(1). 8vo, purple cloth, silver lettering to spine. Book design by Harley Parker including printing in several colours. First published a limited edition handmade 'zine' in 1954. "In 1911, Wyndham Lewis's BLAST heralded a revolution in the arts and the minds of men. Using unconventional typography, graphic design, and serious irreverence, BLAST proclaimed that centuries of tradition had been wrenched askew by rapid changes in society and by the dynamism of the machine. Now Marshall McLuhan sets off a COUNTERBLAST to tell us that we are again in revolutionary times. COUNTERBLAST is a manifesto and a book of revelations. Behind it is Dr McLuhan's thesis that innovations in technology, and especially in the communications media, radically alter not only our life styles buf our very reality, our perception of the world. But it is not his way to argue, traditionally, from A to B to C. The free- associative structure of this book - itself a departure from old notions of 'logic' - is constantly exploded by impudent headlines and boldly fractured graphics. The result is a dazzling and dizzying reading experience." from the dj. Very good in slightly nicked andrubbedunclipped dustjacket. 60.00

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3 McLUHAN, Marshall PARKER, Harley, design Counterblast. First Canadian Trade Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto / Montreal , 1969, 
McLUHAN, Marshall. Counterblast. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1969). First Canadian Trade Edition. Pp 143,(1). 8vo, black cloth, silver & metallic purple lettering to spine. Spadoni and Donnelly 2118.Book design by Harley Parker including printing in several colours. First published a limited edition handmade 'zine' in 1954. "'All remnants of European nationalism and individualism have been reduced to cosmic baby nowder The media are blowing a lot of the baby powder around the pendant cradle ofthe New Man today. The dust gets in our eyes.' Here is Marshall McLuhan in inevitable McLuhan style, introducing Counterblast. And Counterblast, firs t conceived twelve years ago and recently completely revised, may well prove one of the most significant of his works. On the one hand, it is a dress rehearsal of such books as Gutenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media, and, on the other, it is representative of the new directions McLuhan's thought has since taken. Counterblast is a fascinating summation of the methods through which McLuhan has been probing Western, and particularly North Americanconsciousness. Here is McLuhanism simplified, and explained: a McLuhan pri mer. And as the New Yorker once mentioned, 'Other observers have been content to repeat criticisms of industrial society that were formulated a century ago, as if civilization had been steadily emptied out since the advent ofthe power loom... McLuhan has dared to seek the cure in the disease.' Work ing closely with the designer of the book, Harlev Parker, McLuhan has created an extra-typographical 'happening', every page of which blasts at preconceptions. Counterblast disrupts visually, aurally in every way. jarring our whole minds and in so doing forcing a renewed awareness of our creative abilities to make sense of our environment." - from the dj. Penned notes totwo pages, very light wear to spine ends, else very good in nicked, lightl y rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. 15.00

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4 McLUHAN, Marshall Explorations, 7) GRAVES, Robert) GIBSON, Arthur) Effect of the Printed Book on Language in the 16th Century : An article inExplorations, Number 7, March 1957
Explorations, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1957, 
McLUHAN, Marshall. "The Effect of the Printed Book on Language in the 16th Century" . An article in Explorations, Number 7, March 1957, pp. 99-108. Toronto : Explorations, University of Toronto, 1957. Pp. 156. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with white spine. Also includes articles by Robert Graves, John Wain, Arthur Gibson, Edmund Carpenter, etc. Some light edgewear, spine and rear cover creased, else very good. For the issue. 40.00

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5 INNIS, Harold A. McLUHAN, Marshall, foreword. INNIS, Mary Q., revised. Empire and Communications. Second Edition, dustjacket.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1972, ISBN:0802017991 
INNIS, Harold A. Empire and Communications. Revised by Mary Q. Innis. Foreword by Marshall McLuhan. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1972). Second Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xii,(4),[1]-184. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Harold Adams Innis, b. November 5, 1894, Otterville, ON; d.November 8, 1952, Toronto. "Harold Adams Innis was a man of vast learning whose mind ranged freely over wide areas of knowledge. He combined an unsurprassed gift for the striking phrase and the brilliant generalization with a dedication to conscientious and original research. Here he develops his theory that the history of empires is determined to a large extent by their means of communication. He examines the civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome , and Europe (before and after the printing press) supporting his thesis with a rich array of historical, sociological, psychological, and anthropological data. Innis was one of the first to recognize the powerful influence of technology exerted over culture, and he pioneered investigations into the effects of the communications media on society. 'Empire and Communications', first published in 1950, is now reissued for a new generationof students, scholars, and all those interested in our society and its his tory. It incorporates the notes Innis made in his copy of the first edition-- new ideas, quotations, and references -- and it includes a foreword by Marshall McLuhan which assesses Innis' contribution to our understanding ofhistory." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped du stjacket. 60.00

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6 LONN, George McLUHAN, Marshall, intro. SMALLWOOD, Joseph) MOWAT, Farley) Faces of Canada. First Edition in dustjacket
Pitt Publishing Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1976, 
LONN, George. Faces of Canada. Introduction by Marshall McLuhan. (Toronto) : Pitt Publishing Co. Ltd., (1976). Pp 383. Illustrated. 4to, brown cloth. Brief biographies and sketches by Lonn of over 100 Canadians, including Joseph Smallwood, Frank MacKinnon, Anne Murray, Farley Mowat, and many other people in the fields of politics, entertainment, sports, etc. Very good in vg dustjacket (rubbed and with a few tears). 28.00

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7 BESSAI, Diane and David JACKEL. McLUHAN, Marshall. WATSON, Sheila). ONDAATJE, Michael. Figures in a Ground : Canadian Essays on Modern Literature Collected in Honour of Sheila Watson. Signed in dustjacket.
Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1978, ISBN:0919306896 
(Festschrift). BESSAI, Diane and David JACKEL, eds. Figures in a Ground : Canadian Essays on Modern Literature Collected in Honour of Sheila Watson. Edited by Diane Bessai and David Jackel. Saskatoon: Western Producer PrairieBooks, (1978). First Printing. Pp. (14),[1]-365,(5). 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "'Figures in a Ground' offers a stimulating coll ection of contemporary Canadian viewpoints on modern literature. The twenty-one original essays reflect the diversity of critical activity in Canada, and collectively challenge the prevailing emphasis on thematic and compartmentalized approaches to modern writing." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: Discoveries: Philip Stratford's "Translation as Creation"; Michael Ondaatje's "Garcia Marquez and the Bus to Aracataca"; Patricia Bruckmann's "Echoes of the Pram-Pusher's Knack: Some facts in Nabokov's self-fiction"; Anne Blott's "The Merman and the Mint: A study of Wyndham Lewis's 'The Vulgar Streak'"; John Lent's "Wyndham Lewis and Malcolm Lowry: Contexts of styleand subject matter in the modern novel"; Marshall McLuhan's "Rhetorical Sp irals in 'Four Quartets'"; F.T. Flahiff's "'The Great Gatsby': Scott Fitzgerald's Chaucerian Rag"; E.D. Blodgett's "Prisms and Arcs: Structres in Hebert and Munro". Part II: Explorations: Paul Tiessen's "The Critic, the Film and the Astonished Eye"; Patricia Gallivan's "'Xenophilometropolitania': The reluctant modernism of the Imagists"; Fred Cogswell's "Little Magazines and Small Presses in Canada"; Douglas Barbour's "The Phenomenological I: Daphne Marlatt's 'Steveston'"; Morton L. Ross's "The Canonization of 'As for Me and My House': A case study"; Robert Kroetsch and Diane Bessai's "Death is a Happy Ending: A dialogue in thirteen parts". Part III: Identities: RudyWiebe's "The Death and Life of Albert Johnson: Collected notes on a possib le legend"; Jonathan Peters's "Senghor, Achebe, Soyinka: Conflicting perceptions of African priorities"; Eli Mandel's "The Ethnic Voice in Canadian Writing"; Dick Harrison's "Cultural Insanity and Prairie Fiction"; Robin D. Mathews's "The Wacousta Factor"; and Norman Yates's "Figures in Space". Withindex. Very good in chipped, spine-sunned dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by both editors on the title page. 60.00

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8 McLUHAN, Marshall Gutenberg Galaxy, The. Cdn in dj.
1962, 
McLUHAN, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: the making of typographic man. (Tor.) : University of Toronto Press, (1962). Vg-fine in chipped dj. 65.00

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9 McLUHAN, Marshall McNAMARA, Eugene, editor Interior Landscape, The. US in dj.
1969, 
McLUHAN, Marshall. The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan 1943-1962. Selected, compiled and edited by Eugene McNamara. N.Y. : (1969). Bookplate, else vg in dj. 40.00

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10 McLUHAN, Marshall MOLINARIO, Matie TOYE, William Letters of Marshall McLuhan. 1st printing in dj
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0195405943 
(McLUHAN, Marshall). MOLINARIO, Matie, Corinne McLUHAN, and William TOYE, (eds.). Letters of Marshall McLuhan. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987.First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xiii,(1),[1]-562. 8vo, red cloth. "The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussionsof ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electr onic age they live in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his astounding knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe." - from the dj. Vg in vg dj. 20.00

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11 MCLUHAN, Marshall) STEARN, Gerald Emanuel, (ed.) SONTAG, Susan) WOLFE, Tom) McLuhan : Hot & Cool. First Edition in dustjacket
Dial Press, Inc., New York, 1967, 
(MCLUHAN, Marshall). STEARN, Gerald Emanuel (ed.). McLuhan : Hot & Cool. New York : The Dial Press, Inc., 1967. First Printing. Pp. 312. 8vo, pink cloth covered boards, purple cloth spine with gilt titles. "A primer for the understanding of & a critical symposium with a rebuttal by Marshall McLuhan."- from the title page. Top edges sunned, else very good in faded dustjacket. 35.00

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12 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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13 McLUHAN, Marshall NEVITT, Barrington Take Today : The Executive as Dropout.. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Longman Canada, 1972, 
McLUHAN, Marshall and Barrington NEVITT. Take Today : The Executive as Dropout. (Don Mills) : Longman Canada Limited, (1972). First Canadian Edition. Pp 304. 8vo, red cloth. Very good in dustjacket (closed tear to rear panel). 40.00

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