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Mythical Trickster Figures: Contours, Contexts, and Criticisms.
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Mythical Trickster Figures: Contours, Contexts, and Criticisms.

By Hynes, William J. and William G. Doty. (editors).

Tuscaloosa, Alabama.: University of Alabama Press.. Near Fine. 1997. Softcover. 0817308571 . 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; x - 265 pp. First published in 1993, this is the first softcover edition. Contents: 1 - "Introducing the Fascinating and Perplexing Trickster Figure" by William J. Hynes and William G. Doty, 2 - "Historical Overview of the Theoretical Issues: The Problem of the Trickster" by William G. Doty and William J. Hynes, 3 - "Mapping the Characteristcs of Mythic Tricksters: a Heuristic Guide" by William J. Hynes, 4 - "A Lifetime of Trouble-Making: Hermes as Trickster" by William G. Doty, 5 - "The Myth of the Trickster: The Necessary Breaker of Taboos" by Laura Makarius, 6 - "The Shaman and the Trickster" by Mac Linscott Ricketts, 7 - "The Exception Who Proves the Rules: Ananse the Akan Trickster" by Christopher Vecsey, 8 - "West African Tricksters: Web of Purpose, Dance of Delight" by Robert D. Pelton, 9 - "A Japanese Mythic Trickster Figure: Susa-No-O" by Robert S. Ellwood, 10 - "Saint Peter: Apostle Transfigured into Trickster" by William J. Hynes and Thomas J. Steele, 11 - "The Moral Imagination of the Kaguru: Some Thoughts on Tricksters, Translation and Comparative Analysis" by T. O. Beidelman, 12 - "Inhabitating the Space Between Discourse and Story in Trickster Narratives" by Anne Doueihi, 13 - "Inconclusive Conclusions: Tricksters - Metaplayers and Revealers" by William J. Hynes. Fourteen pages of notes, a 26 page bibliography, 3 pages of notes on contributors and a 3 page general index. An as-new and unused book as the shrink wrap was removed to get the above information. The bottom back fore corner has a wee bump. .

$23.00

Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: 21 Leading Therapists Offer Their Key Insights.
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Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: 21 Leading Therapists Offer Their Key Insights.

By Kerman, Michael. (editor).

New York.: W. W. Norton.. Near Fine. 2010. Softcover. 9780393705874 . 8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; x - (4) - 264 pp. Seven principle topic sections with a conluding one followed by a 16 page index. Each chapter has three 'pearls' and one clinical example. The topic areas or chapters with the number of essays in each are as follows: 1 - Depression (3 essays), 2 - Trauma (3 essays), 3 - Anxiety (2 essays), 4 - Grief (3 essays), 5 - Couples (3 essays), 6 - Children (3 essays), 7 - Adolescents (3 essays), 8 - Conclusion (1 essay). .

$25.00

Rural Development in Ghana
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Rural Development in Ghana

By Brown, C. K. (editor)

Accra, Ghana: Ghana Universities Press.. Good+. 1986. Softcover. 9964301243 . 8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; xii - 325 pp. A collection of 24 articles by various experts on rural development in Ghana looking at policies, strategies, resources, organizations, possible problems. Tables, footnotes, index. Some wear on card stock covers, light soiling, former owner's name on half-title page; in general, an unmarked, sturdy volume. .

$18.00

The Law of Freedom as the Remedy for War and Poverty. Volume II only.
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The Law of Freedom as the Remedy for War and Poverty. Volume II only.

By Korner, Emil.

London, UK.: Williams & Norgate.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. (1951). Hardcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vi - 663 - (5) pp. This is volume II only. Bright blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering in the spine. No date of publication is given though assumed to be 1951. Translated from the German "Das Freiheitsgesetz als Mittel Gegen Krieg und Armut" by H. Leigh Farnell. Introduction by Dr. Alfred Amonn. One hundred and thirty-five pages of notes and a 6 page index (for both volumes) of names. The book shows mild wear to the externals and is clean with a solid binding. The dust jacket has minor edge wear to the top edge and the spine is darkened. .

$22.50

Religion and Leisure in America: A Study in Four Dimensions.
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Religion and Leisure in America: A Study in Four Dimensions.

By Lee, Robert.

Nashville, Tennessee.: Abingdon Press.. Very Good. 1964. Softcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 271 pp. Dr. Lee proposes the need for a leisure ethic for our modern times. The four dimensions he considers are the contemporary, the social-psychological, the historical and the theological aspects of the leisure-time question. Three page bibliography and a 3 page index. Signed with an inscroption by the author on the first (half title) page. The book shows only mild wear and light scuffing tio the covers. The interior text pages are lightly age-toned or browned on the margins, otherwise clean and tight.; Signed by Author .

$10.00

Degenerate Democracy.
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Degenerate Democracy.

By McKee, Henry S.

New York.: Thomas Y. Crowell.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1933. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; xii - 143 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Introduction by Lionel D. Edie. From the author's preface: "A system of government so cumbersome that it carries upon its payrolls one out of every twelve adults in the country; so costly that its expenditures amount to one-fourth of our national income; so unintelligent that its systems of taxation menace the nation's economic life; so grotesque and terrifying in its aspect that the mere prospect of the assembling of the Congress or the State Legislature fills the business community with apprehension and dread; so ignorant and disregarding of international relations and their consequences, both political and economic, as to render us an object of derision; so dominated and conducted by inferior minds as to be incapable of the solution of grave and pressing problems of both local and national importance, cannot do other than break down unless it shall be modified and made effective." Very minor wear to the externals, otherwise, 'tis clean and tight. (It is not what we do in the times we live in but what we do with the time we have.) .

$12.50

Spiritual Psychotherapy: The Search for Lasting Meaning.
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Spiritual Psychotherapy: The Search for Lasting Meaning.

By Marshall, Maria and Edward Marshall.

Ottawa, Ontario.: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.. Near Fine. 2015. Softcover. 9781512392395 . 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (8) - 350 pp. ". . . offers a systemaric study and overview of the concepts and principles of Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy and Existential Analysis ("The Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy") in the light of the Old Testament and the New Testament texts of the Bible. Existentially relevant processes, dynamics and dialectics are explained in relation to evidence-based practice". Thirty-eight pages of references. The book appears to have been used very little if at all. .

$30.00

Economic Policies Toward Less Developed Countries
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Economic Policies Toward Less Developed Countries

By Johnson, Harry G

New York.: Frederick A. Praeger.. Very Good. 1968. Softcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; xvi - 279 pp. A Brookings Institute Study first published in 1967, this is the second soft cover printing. Six appendices and a 7 page index. Previous owner's name on the first page and the covers show mild wear and scuffing. Otherwise clean and tight. .

$8.00

The Political Economy of Nationalism
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The Political Economy of Nationalism

By Seers, Dudley

New York.: Oxford University Press.. Very Good+. 1983. Softcover. 019828473X . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xii - (2) - 218 pp. This is the fifth volume from the Oxford Library of Political Economy. Seven pages of notes, 2 appendices, 6 page bibliography and a 14 page comprehensive index at the back. The covers show only minor edge wear and some light scuffing, otherwise, a very clean and tight book. .

$12.00

Oxford and the Groups: The Influence of the Groups Considered by  Rev. G. F. Allen et al
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Oxford and the Groups: The Influence of the Groups Considered by Rev. G. F. Allen et al

By Crossman, R. H. S. (editor)

Oxford, UK.: Basil Blackwell.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1934. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; xiv - 208 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Preface by Rev. W. B. Selbie with an introduction by R. H. S. Crossman. Contents: 1 - "The Groups in Oxford" by Rev. G. F. Allen, 2 - "University and Group Ideals" by John Maud, 3 - "Comments of an Educationalist" by B. E. Gwyer, 4 - "The Group Movement and Social Problems" by C. R. Morris, 5 - "The Group Movement and the Middle Class" by W. H. Auden, 6 - "Some Conclusions" by R. H. S. Crossman, 7 - Group Unity and the Sense of Sin" by L. P. Jacks, 8 - "Guidance" by E. R. Micklem, 9 - "The Groups and the Churches" by J. W. C. Wand, 10 - "The Groups and the Spirit of Worship" by M. C. D'Arcy, 11 - "Conclusion" by L. W. Grensted. There is no index as issued. Minor wear to the externals and the gilt spine lettering is faded. Otherwise, clean with a solid binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$35.00

Promoting Good Citizenship
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Promoting Good Citizenship

By Bryce, James

Cambridge, Massachusetts.: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1913. Hardcover. 12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; xx - 57 - (1) pp. Wine-red cloth over thin though rigid boards with gilt lettering on the spine and a blind stamped publisher's device centered on the front board. One of the Riberside Literature Series. After the 15 page introduction by Ada L. F. Snell, Bryce's work is in two parts; "Indolence" and "How to Overcome the Obstacles". From the contents page: "The two essays by Mr. James Bryce included in this volume are reprinted with permission of Yale University from Mr. Bryce's lectures on the Dodge Foundation, published in book form by the Yale University Press under the title The Hindrances to Good Citizienship". Previous owner's name neatly on the front free end paper otherwise a clean interior with a solid binding while the externals show mild shelf wear with a wee bit of spotting or soiling in the lower front fore corner area. .

$10.00

Men Released from Prison
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Men Released from Prison

By Waller, Irvin

Toronto, Ontario.: University of Toronto Press.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. Hardcover. 0802021050 . 8vo - 23.5 x 15 cm.; xxvi - 273 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine while the title is lettered in gilt on a black spine panel. This is the second volume in the "Canadian Studies in Criminology" series from the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto. Seven appendices, 14 page bibliography and a 5 page general index at the back. The spine tips show mild shelf wear, otherwise the book is clean and tight. The dust jacket has minor wear to the edges and some spotty soiling on the back panel. .

$15.00

Hell and Other Destinations: A Novelist's Reflections on This World  and the Next
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Hell and Other Destinations: A Novelist's Reflections on This World and the Next

By Read, Piers Paul

London, UK.: Darton, Longman & Todd.. Fine. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 0232526516 . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; viii - 247 pp. Signed and dated (7-ii-2006) by the author, with an inscription, on the half title page.; Signed by Author .

$25.00

The Meaning of Democracy and the Vulnerability of Democracies: A  Response to Tocqueville's Challenge
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The Meaning of Democracy and the Vulnerability of Democracies: A Response to Tocqueville's Challenge

By Ostrom, Vincent

Ann Arbor, Michigan.: University of Michigan Press.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0472107976 . 8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xxi - (3) - 329 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Eleven page bibliography and a comprehensive 15 page index at the back. Loosely laid in is a signed (by the author) slip of paper announcing a workshop in "Politcal Theory and Policy Analysis" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington. The book appears to have never been used. .

$45.00

Humanities in the Present Day
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Humanities in the Present Day

By Woods, John and Harold G. Coward. (editors)

Warterloo, Ontario.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0889200769 . 8vo - 22.5 z 15 cm.; (10) - 107 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on the spine and the front board. A collection of 8 articles as follows: 1 - "The Relevance and Importance of the Humanities in the Present Day" by Robertson Davies, 2 - "Reflections on a Liberal Undergraduate Education: Out of the Vortex of Slush and Nonsense" by John Woods and Harold G. Coward, 3 - "On the Philosophy of Graduate Education: Observations and Recommendations" by Gregory Vlastos, 4 - "Research in the Humanities" by George Grant, 5 - "The Humanisitc Concept of Scientific Ideas" by F. E. L. Priestley, 6 - "The Function of Literature in Contemporary Society" by Marie-Claire Blais, 7 - "In Defence of Literature" by Hans Eichner, 8 - "The Flexible Mind" by Malcolm F. McGregor. Five page general index at the back. Illustrated with small black and white photographs of each of the contributors along with a short biographical note for each. The spine tips and board corners are lightly worn. .

$40.00

The Polycommune Society or Unionism
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The Polycommune Society or Unionism

By Dolabjian, Mkrditch

Toronto, Ontario.: Privately published.. Very Good+. 1983. Softcover. 8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (16) - 224 pp. Pale yellow card stock covers with red lettering fastened at the spine onto a flat stapled text block. An interesting take on labour, unions and economic theories from a socialist perspective it would appear. Minor wear to the cover edges. Signed with an inscription by the author on the first page. The text is a type written and reproduced xerographically complete with all the typing and printing imperfections for which the author begs forgiveness on a small loosely laid in slip of paper. .

$15.00

Women in the U.S.S.R
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Women in the U.S.S.R

By Kurganoff, Ivan A

London, Ontario.: S.B.O.N.R. Publishing House.. Good. 1971. Softcover. 8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 154 pp. Beige wraps with black lettering over a flat stapled text block. Translated from the Russian by R. V. Piontkovsky . Six sections covering different aspects of life in the Soviet Union: Women and Equal Rights, - and Society, - and the National Economy, - and Housekeeping, - and the Family, - and the Children. The library markings are a covered over ownership stamp on the half title page, pocket remains on the second to the last leaf (a blank page) and the spine has been neatly covered with a clear tape. The interior is otherwise clean and the binding is tight.; Ex-Library .

$10.00

Character Education in Adolescence
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Character Education in Adolescence

By Allers, Rudolf

New York: Joseph F. Wagner.. Good. 1940. Hardcover. 8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 188 pp. Approbations present. Allers (1883-1963) was a renowned Catholic thinker and professor of psychology and philosophy at Catholic University and Georgetown University. Green cloth-covered boards are soiled with edgewear; library markings consist of a spine number and a few name stamps on inside pages. Binding sturdy and text pages are otherwise clean. ; Ex-Library .

$20.00

The Single Tax, Fair and Simple for All Canadians
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The Single Tax, Fair and Simple for All Canadians

By Mills, Dennis

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Hemlock Press.. Very Good. 1990. Softcover. 0929066022 . 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 172 pp. Mills was Member of Parliament for Broadview-Greenwood District in Toronto. A clean, sturdy text; library markings consist of a card pocket on verso of back cover and name stamps in a couple of places. ; Ex-Library .

$10.00

Public Sector Ethics, Finding and Implementing Values
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Public Sector Ethics, Finding and Implementing Values

By Sampford, Charles; Noel Preston; C-A Bois (editors) (Tom Sherman, Hendrik Kaptein, Seumas Miller, Alan Lawton, Mel Dubnick, Stephen Potts, Young Jong Kim, Colin Hicks, Gerald Scanlan, Rosalie Bernier, Roger Douglas, Adrienne Taylor, Mike Waghorne . . .)

Australia / London: Federation Press / Routledge.. Very Good. 1998. Hardcover. 1862872988 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; x - 182 pp. Part of the Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy. A collection of essays by various authors including David Corbett. Case studies are from various countries. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Pages browning, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. .

$35.00

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