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The Irish Countryman
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The Irish Countryman

By Arensberg, Conrad

American Museum Science Books. Very Good. 1968. Softcover. Interior clean and tight, no marks other than name written inside front cover, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light edgewear and light creasing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; One of the great ethnographies of our time. Arensberg's subject is the countryman at work. How does he make his livelihood in the Irish countryside? What is the work he does, and what are his incentives and rewards? This classic anthropological study of Ireland is the definitive work on the distinctive Irish peasant, his rural customs, beliefs, and way of life. First published in 1936, this book offers an introduction to Irish life, to Irish rural custom, and to the interwoven causes and effects explaining the cultural system and the values that hold it together. (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [110-osl] .

$2.95

DIASPORA SERBS A Cultural Analysis
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DIASPORA SERBS A Cultural Analysis

By Waugh, Earle & Milan V. Dimic

Univ. of Alberta. Near Fine. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0921490151 . Excellent condition. Pages are clean, tight and unmarked, other than one small spot to an outer edge. Cover has light scuffing and very light edge/corner wear. Contents: Serbs and Identity Issues; Serbian Churches and Folk Culture; Serbian Arts and Literature; New Perspectives in Serbian Identity; Western Policy and Serbian Immigration; Appendix. [420-osl? ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$22.50

THE LOW COUNTRIES Arts and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands, TLC 8
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THE LOW COUNTRIES Arts and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands, TLC 8

By Deleu, Jozef (editor)

Flemish-Netherlands Foundation. Very Good+. 2000. First Edition. 9075862423 . Softcover. Great condition. Ex-library with only light wear, laminated cover & usual type markings. Pages are clean & tight. Cover has light scuffing and a little wear to corners & spine ends. B/w & colour illustrations. "The articles in this book survey the living, contemporary culture of the Low Countries as well as their cultural heritage. In its words and pictures The Low Countries provides information about literature and the arts, and also about broad social and historical developments in Flanders and the Netherlands. " (*Note - due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations) [970]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages .

$14.50

KINGS AND QUEENS Of England and Great Britain

By Delderfield, Eric. R.

David & Charles. Good. 1971. Softcover. 0715350315 . Reprint. Moderate edge & corner wear, a little corner curling. Creasing to front & some spotting/soiling to outer edge of pages. There is an approx. 1.5" edge stain which affects one edge of numerous pages, as well as approx. 4 pages with tears/chips to that bottom corner area. Pages are otherwise clean. B/w illustrations. "A wonderful source for research on the lives and times of British monarchs. Beginning with the Saxons, it carries through to the present with pertinent, concise information about the rulers, their times, and their dynasties. " Reading/study copy. [os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$4.95

THATCHER'S REIGN A Bad Case of the Blues
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THATCHER'S REIGN A Bad Case of the Blues

By McFadyean, Melanie & Renn, Margaret

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0701128577 . Only light wear overall, a little wear to corners. Internal pages are clean & tight, except for one page with some writing in pen & another page which is a bit wrinkled. Square (approx. 7x7"). 128 pages. B/w photos. "...a thoroughly researched and illustrated record of all things Thatcher. Informative, outrageous, entertaining and disturbing, here's reason enough to 'Rejoice! Rejoice! '..." (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) [osl]; 8vo .

$5.80

A HOME FOR FOUNDLINGS
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A HOME FOR FOUNDLINGS

By Jocelyn, Marthe

Toronto: Tundra Books. Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0887767095 . Excellent, as new condition other than a crease across back cover. Clean, no markings. 120 pages. B/w photos & illustrations. "Thousands of mothers carried their babies to the gates of the Foundling Hospital desperate to save them from the cruel streets of eighteenth-century London. Each baby was left with a personal token identification if a repentant mother ever returned to reclaim her child. Captain Thomas Coram, himself childless, was inspired by the sight of babies abandoned on dung heaps to petition the king for support in building a home for England's poorest children. Coram's vision saved countless children's lives. A Home for Foundlings describes the hospital Captain Coram founded, the luminaries involved including Handel, Hogarth, and Dickens and the daily lives of the foundlings themselves...." [295-osl]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$9.95

A FARTHER SHORE Ireland's Long Road to Peace
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A FARTHER SHORE Ireland's Long Road to Peace

By Adams, Gerry

Random House. Very Good. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0375760121 . Clean & unmarked, only light wear overall. Book Description: He’s been imprisoned, shot at, denounced, shunned, and banned, yet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams remains resolute in his belief that peace is the only viable option for the Irish people. Adams led the oldest revolutionary movement in Ireland on an extraordinary journey from armed insurrection to active participation in government. Now he tells the story of the tumultuous series of events that led to the historic Good Friday Agreement as only he can: with a tireless crusader’s conviction and an insider’s penetrating insight... [400-noto]; 8vo .

$10.05

DARK THOUGHTS: RACE AND THE ECLIPSE OF SOCIETY
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DARK THOUGHTS: RACE AND THE ECLIPSE OF SOCIETY

By Lemert, Charles

London: Routledge. Very Good+;. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0415934451 . Excellent condition - ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers - only light wear overall. Interior clean & unmarked. Description: In Dark Thoughts prominent sociologist Charles Lemert compellingly argues that race is the central feature of modern culture; this was true for the twentieth century and it will be true for the twenty-first. If we want to understand how the world works, Lemert explains, we must understand the centrality of race in our lives and in the foundation of our society. We must also be able to face up to what we've done to one another in the name of race. In his characteristically engaging prose, the book tells of the important moments of the twentieth century through the writings of such major figures as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Julia Cooper, Nella Larson, and Malcolm X, always with an eye to the complicated ways that race weaves itself through the fabric of our lives. Dark Thoughts reflects the most urgent social issues at the beginning of the twenty-first century: race relations, multiculturalism, and social justice. ; 8vo .

$9.95

LIKE WATER IN A DRY LAND A Journey Into Modern Israel

By Selby, Bettina

Harper Collins. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0006279422 . Ex-library very good+, mylar cover & usual stamps & stickers, only light wear overall, clean & tight. B/w photos. " In December 1994, at a time of intense political initiative for peace in the Middle East, Bettina Selby set off on a journey from Cyprus to the Holy Land. Riding her bicycle wherever possible, she travelled through Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to Jerusalem. Her final destination was a city she knew and loved, so much so that the political turmoil of recent years had made her unwilling to return....." ; 8vo .

$9.55

FOLK DANCES OF SCANDINAVIA
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FOLK DANCES OF SCANDINAVIA

By Duggan, Anne Schley; Schlottmann, Jeanette; Rutledge, Abbie

New York: Ronald Press Company. Good in Good dust jacket. 1948. Hardcover. Ex-library book, shows moderate overall wear, light soiling, some creasing to jacket, usual library markings. C. 1948, could be later printing. Internal pages are good for the most part - there are a couple of taped edge tears, a few earmarks, occasional light soiling. Pages are tight. B/w & color illus. "...illus. With colored costume plate, pictorial maps, b/w maps of Scandinavian countries & line drawings of dance steps & floor patterns. Provides material for an overview of the folk dances of the Scandinavian countries. " ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$20.50

EDINBURGH From Earliest Times to the Present Day
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EDINBURGH From Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Barclay, J. B.

London: Adam & Charles Black. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover has illustrated boards, light wear to outer edge & corners. Interior pages clean, tight & unmarked other than name & pencilled price on endpage. Jacket has age tanning, moderate edgewear and a few small tears/chips, price clipped. 112 pages. The book discusses how Edinburgh grew from a small settlement on the castle rock to the fine city which it has become. Dr. Barclay also tells of the people of Edinburgh, from the early days of Celts and Romans, as well the lives of famous citizens such as Robert Burns, James Watt etc. Over 200 illus. & photos, & reproductions of contemporary prints & drawings. From the Black's Junior Reference Books series. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) [osl-423]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$13.50

THE OTHER VICTORIANS A Study of Sexuality & Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth  Century England
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THE OTHER VICTORIANS A Study of Sexuality & Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth Century England

By Marcus, Steven

New American Library. Good. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. 0452004624 . Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, light creasing and scuffing. Pages are clean and unmarked with some age tanning. 294 pages. Below the surface of Victorian respectability and prudery lay hidden a remarkably widespread subculture obsessed with sex and avid in its consumption of pornography. This book is the finest examination of this intriguing underside of Victorian life. It also contains a new examination of the underground erotic classic My Secret Life, by 'Walter', and discussions of Henry Spencer Ashbee, pornography collector extraordinaire.... (350-noto) ; 8vo .

$9.95

ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOLKLORE Proverbs, Songs, Games, Folktales, Foodways,  Superstitions, Folk Remedies & More
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ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOLKLORE Proverbs, Songs, Games, Folktales, Foodways, Superstitions, Folk Remedies & More

By Malpezzi, Frances M.

Arkansas: August House. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0874832799 . 1992 first edition. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - mylar cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and tight, bookplate on first page, jacket attached to book, light soiling to rear. Illustrated. Only light wear overall. ; 8vo; 298 pages; Italian-American Folklore draws its material directly from Americans of Italian descent, in both urban and rural communities. The authors gathered their material through interviews, journals, and other sources and results in a book that is readable, highly entertaining and illuminating... (700) .

$15.50