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    TRIBUTES TO THE SCARLET RIDERS An Anthology of Mountie Poems by Kuhn, Edgar A

    Surrey, B. C.: Heritage House. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1894384709 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Very clean, overall wear is light. This engaging collection of verse captures the history and experiences of the Mounties from the 1800s to the present day. Ranging from humerous to poignant, they reflect the moods and adventures of Arctic survivors, plains horsemen, vulnerable trainees, and witty veterans..... [osl-246]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    FROM SURREALISM TO ORIENTALISM The Influence of Arabia on the Work of an Artist by Bouchard, Philip

    London: M & M Arts. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0951027603 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Text in English and Arabic. Pages clean and intact other than a few small spots inside rear cover (appears to be small coffee stains). Hardcover otherwise excellent, light age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear and one or two tiny tears, moderate scuffing / light scratches to front and rear. "....upon arriving in Arabia early in 1979 came the reality of the vast, almost 'Surreal' landscapes of the desert and more especially the light. It is quite different to that of Europe (Northern Europe in particular) and for an artist was - and indeed still is! - something quite impossible to ignore..." From Author's Preface. [755] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD Canada's Global Future by Axworthy, Lloyd

    Alfred A. Knopf (Canada). Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0676974635 . HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, only very light wear overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From Inside Flap: In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims, the moral imperative is clear: this is a deeply compassionate appeal to confront poverty, war and environmental disaster.... Arresting and provocative.... (750) .


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    ISLAMIC TILES by Porter, Venetia

    Interlink Publishing Group. Very Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 1566561914 . Ex-library book but still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages. Interior pages are tight and clean, light age tanning to page edges. Colour & b/w illustrations. Ceramic tiles have been produced for over a thousand years in the heartlands of the Islamic world, used to decorate mosques, shrines and palaces. This book covers the various techniques of the craftsmen, and then traces the development of tilework, beginning with pre-Islamic tradition. Illustrations are drawn primarily from the extensive collections of the British Museum & supplemented by other examples... [405-osl]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 128 pages .


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    The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Fashion by Ludmila Kybalova, Olga Herbenova, Milena Lamarova

    New York: Hamlyn - Crown Publishers, 1968. Hardcover. Good/fair. Ludmila Kybalova, Olga Herbenova, Milena Lamarova; translated by Claudia Rosoux; The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Fashion; New York / Czechoslovakia, Hamlyn / Crown Publishers, 1968. Greenish-tan cloth with green pictorial design and lettering, heavy 8vo, 608 pp with indices, "over 1,000 photographs" - about 995 bw photos and 31 color plates. First part organized by era (Gothic, Empire), second part organized by topic (beards, shoes). G/Fair: spine bumped, small sticker on ffep, otherwise clean and unmarked; DJ torn near spine, large chip, small creases, corners worn, unclipped (no price, but has ISBN).


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    THE ORDERLY DISORDERLY HOUSE by Erwin, Carol; with Miller, Floyd

    New York: Doubleday. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. HC has light edgewear/corner bumping. There is some spotting and a stain on top edge. Interior pages are tight and have no markings other than a name written on first endpage, but the stain on the top edge affects the top corner edge of quite a few pages and part way down the edge and spine edge of back inside cover. The stain is fairly unobtrusive on the interior pages, but does affect the last couple pages and inside back cover. Cover other than a few tiny bits of paper where it was lightly stuck to the DJ. DJ has age yellowing, minor edgewear and several tiny tears & chips, light soiling/staining all around, water (? ) stain mark on spine, price clipped. 284 pages. SUMMARY: "Carol Erwin is no doubt, the last of a lusty breed of American women who wielded great power in the South and Southwest boom towns after World War I - the madams of the disorderly houses. Her candid autobiography is a raucous adventure that begins in America's great open spaces and takes us to Alaska - a story of dire poverty and eventual success as the most prosperous madam of them all......"; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .


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    HINDU MYTHS A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit by Anonymous; O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (translator)

    Penguin Classics. Very Good. 1976. Softcover. Penguin 1976 printing. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light edge/corner wear, light rubbing and a small taped tear/peel on rear. These tales of Hindu gods and demons express in vivid symbols the metaphysical insights of ancient Indian priests and poets.... (177noto) ; Penguin Classics; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 368 pages; .


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    KUMADORI by Toshiro Morita

    Tokyo: JICC Co. , Ltd.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 4880630942 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover with beautiful red cloth cover is clean and unmarked other than a couple tiny spots and a small rough area on bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing/scratches, not clipped, no price on jacket. Profusely illustrated with double, and full-page colour photographs. 126 pages. This book by veteran photographer Toshiro Morita emphasizes "Kumadori", the unique Japanese style of theatre make-up. Kumadori make-up is indispensable among those elements that comprise the beauty of Kabuki. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unlike the Noh masks of the Chinese stage make-up used in the Peking Opera, the Kumadori allows for a greater power of expression since it closely follows the actual facial features and expressions of the actor. Morita is one of the persons who have contributed greatly in supporting the development of the National Theater in Tokyo . Since the opening of this Theatre, he has taken countless photographs of Kabuki and other performing arts that have been staged there and has shared his art with all in the publication of several collections of his finest work.... (**Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote) .


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    RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN CANADA by Li, Peter S. (editor)

    Oxford University Press. Very Good. 1990. Second Printing. Softcover. 0195407210 . Very nice condition. Cover has light corner wear, light crease on front, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Pages are clean, however there are a few pages with pencil underlining. "A collection of twelve essays by leading sociologists, discussing government policies and academic theories that affect how race and ethnic relations are structured and interpreted in Canada. " (443os? ) ; 8vo .


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    CANADIAN SAYINGS 2 by Casselman, Bill

    McArthur & Company Publishing, Ltd.. Fine. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 1552782727 . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 200 pages; Folk sayings are passed by word of mouth in communities where life and work are shared, and Bill Casselman has collected 1,000 absolute beauties in this all new edition. (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [155-osl] .


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    FRONTIER WOMEN "Civilizing" the West? 1840 - 1880, Revised Edition by Jeffrey, Julie Roy

    Hill and Wang. Very Good+. 1998. Second Edition. Softcover. 080901601X . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual type of markings. Interior clean, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Very light edgewear to cover. "This portrait of women in the Western migration covers life on the Overland Trail and their roles in bringing civilization to new settlements and reestablishing traditional mores. This edition has been updated and revised to include new information and now offers the perspectives of African and Native American women. A "well-written" volume, it remains a worthy purchase. " [386-notosl]; 8vo .


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    THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev by Walker, Martin

    Abacus. Very Good+. 1987. Softcover. 0349135975 . Very nice, tight copy. Laminated cover, light wear to corners/spine ends, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean & tight other than small stamp on endpage. " Walker combines the recent academic analyses of the Soviet Union with sharp journalistic pictures of what motivates everyone from army generals to black market criminals. A convincing and raedable account of Gorbachev's desire for reform and the massive potential of the Soviet Union to improve the quality of life of its citizens. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    THOMPSON, A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE by Buckingham, Graham

    Manitoba: Thompson Historical, Heritage & Museum Society. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0889255105 . Hardcover is clean & tight, fine other than small inscription (covered by front flap) inside front cover and slight paper break at crease near spine. Otherwise unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing & light creasing of rear top, not price clipped. "...In many ways the story of Thompson from the early days of the 1950's and 60's to its place today as the 3rd largest city in Manitoba is typical of the North as a whole. It is a story of dedication, hard work and triumph over the elements. It is a story of hope & vision, of growth, decline and then growth again. Above all else, it is the story of people, working successfully together to develop a strong community..."--Steve Ashton, M. L. A. Profuse b/w photos. (*Note: due to it's heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 312 pages .


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    The Legacy of Ibo Landing by Goodwine, Marquetta L

    Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, Inc., 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 8vo. 208 pp. Bound in full bound black cloth, in illustrated dust wrapper. Black and white illustrations and full color plates. A collection of essays, stories, recipes, and paintings by and about the Gullah culture and its contribution to American society. Inscribed on page facing full title page by contributing author Ihsan Bracy : "To Rachel Ray/Thanks for visiting/with my/ancestors/Ihsan." Very Good+ tight and clean, minor shelfwear to binding, in Very Good dust wrapper with wear and rubbing to extremities, light scuffing.


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    CANADA'S HOUSE Rideau Hall and the Invention of a Canadian Home by Margaret MacMillan; Harris, Marjorie; Desjardins, Anne L

    Alfred A. Knopf. Fine with no dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0676976751 . Hardcover with illustrated boards. Wrap-around half jacket is missing from this copy. Book in excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Profusely illustrated. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; In this remarkable book — thoughtful, intimate and stunningly illustrated with archival and original photos — three of the best writers in their fields join with Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul to tell the story of Canada’s house in the 21st century. Opening wide the doors, Canada’s House reveals how Rideau Hall has reinvented itself into a place that mirrors the varied identity, gardens and foods of the country — immensely inspiring, alive with a vitality and distinctiveness that is Canada today. Over the last five years, Rideau Hall has been transformed into a place that vitally reflects Canada’s unique contemporary identity: its kitchens are now a hive of activity using indigenous foods and wine from across the country; and its garden has been redesigned into a true Northern Garden — a showcase for Canadian flowers, plants and trees, and organic vegetables. It has become a unique home that represents Canada and Canadians from coast-to-coast. Three of our leading writers; Margaret MacMillan, Marjorie Harris, and Anne Desjardins, have come together to tell the story of how Rideau Hall has come to reflect so much that is both distinctive and excellent from across Canada. (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) (1155) .


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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 .


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    Great Uncle Alfred by White, Alfred Emmet

    Self Publishing Association Ltd., UK. First UK edition-first impression. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.The Self Publishing Association/Alfred Emmet White,1990.First UK edition-first impression.Tan hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) in fine condition, with Dj(a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings.Nice and clean pages as new with a small ink mark on the outer edges,small nick and scratch on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.235pp including Family tree,list of illustrations,postscript,appendix 1,bibliography,index.Price un-clipped.Heavy book.


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    LAND OF EARTH AND SKY Landscape Painting of Western Canada by Rees, Ronald

    Western Producer Prairie Books. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. Nice, tight copy. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Light edgewear, light soiling. Internal pages clean other than inscription on first page. "At once it is harsh and wild, beautiful & calm. Its immensity is overpowering if not humbling. The prairie, where land and sky meet in endless horizon, is nothing less than magnificent. " 80 full color & 25 b/w illustrations of outstanding art, complemented by Rees informative and lively text. [676]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS Mummies, Death and the Afterlife by Howard Reid

    Headline Book Publishing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0747275556 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, one earmark seen. Jacket has light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; Review: "This vivid, sympathetic account of the world's mummy-making cultures contributes much to the mummy trade, which does such a brisk business these days in books and on programs like National Geographic Explorer and the Discovery Channel that it might seem that there is nothing left to say. Another recent contribution to the genre, Heather Pringle's outstanding The Mummy Congress (Forecasts, May 21) , will likely garner more attention this summer, but for its freshness and sensitivity, Reid's should do very well also. Reid, a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist living in England, sets out for exotic regions and vivifies ancient mummy-making cultures, artfully blending living and dead voices. He cites ancient scribes like Herodotus, Tacitus and the Babylonian author of the Gilgamesh epic, alongside accounts of and by the living descendents of mummy makers. Primarily, he seeks to understand "the paths that [these cultures] may have intended to tread beyond life" by examining "the bodies themselves, their attire and tomb accoutrements." Reid visits with the Maku in the Amazon to unravel the mystery of the Chinchorros of Peru, whose mummifying culture predates Egypt's. At a winter camp in southwest Siberia, he learns about the burial rites of the Kazakh nomads' warlord ancestors. He investigates the bog bodies of northern Europe; the peoples who established the Silk Route in China, whose mummies show evidence of an ancient European influence in the East; and the Guanches of the Canary Islands, who shared unexpected cultural links with the Egyptians. This intellectual adventure story focuses as much on life as on death; indeed, the way a culture regards death, the author implies, says much about how it regards life. (Aug. ) Forecast: The Mummy Congress might steal this book's thunder, which would be a shame, as this deserves wide readership. " [650] .


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    READY TO RIOT by Wright, Nathan Jr

    Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a few small tears/chips to top edge, price clipped. "Black people in our cities do not need poverty programs, urban renewal, job training, "integration", or public welfare; they need status, and the ability to achieve equitable power relationships with those who have been controlling them....." From front flap. [330-noto]; 8vo .


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    A FEW ACRES OF SNOW Literary & Artistic Images of Canada by Simpson-Housley, Paul & Norcliffe, Glen (editors)

    Dundurn Press. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 1550021575 . Ex-library, with sturdy laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light soiling outer edge of pages, light wear to edges. French flaps. Interior clean & unmarked other than a couple earmarks. b/w illus.Book Description: In 1759, Voltaire in Candide referred to Canada as "quelques arpents de neige". The image prevailed and for centuries Canada was perceived and portrayed as a cold, hard, and unforgiving land - a land not for the faint hearted.....This book is a collection of twenty-two essays that explore, from the geographer's perspective, how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the physical essence of Canada, both landscape and cityscape. Included in the subjects are: Hugh MacLennan, Gabrielle Roy, Lucius O'Brien, the art of the Inuit, Lawren Harris, Malcolm Lowry, etc.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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    Dialect of the West Riding of Yorkshire: a Short History of Leeds and Other Towns by Dyer, Samuel

    Wakefield: S R Publishers, 1970. 1971 reissue, 12mo, 143pp, facsimile of 1891 edition; VG+ Copy in VG+ DJ. New Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS THE INSIDE STORY The Inside Story by Stewart, Walter (editor)

    Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888301871 . Hardover is clean & tight, unmarked other than crossed out name/address on endpage. Jacket has age tanning, light soiling & a few tiny edge tears. Some of Canada's finest journalists examine the daily newspaper industry in Canada. Contributing journalists include: Harold Horwood, Alden Nowlan, Charles King, Tom Ardies, Kevin Doyle, and others.. [544]; 8vo .


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    TOTEM POLES An Illustrated Guide by Halpin, Marjorie M

    University of British Columbia Press. Very Good. 1981. First Edition. Softcover. 0774801387 . 1981 UBC printing. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Interior clean, with all pages intact. Cover has light edgewear and some loosening of laminate along spine, light soiling. History of the totem poles of the Indians of the Northwest Coast, including archival photos which show the poles in their original settings. B/w & colour illustrations. [osl-355]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    FOUR SEASONS IN HOKKAIDO Text in Japanese by Ishibayashi, Kiyoshi

    Self Published. 1990. Hardcover. 9579643687 . Signed/inscribed on endpage: "To ___. Present for you my works "Four Seasons in Hokkaido". Kiyoshi Ishibayashi. " Hardcover is clean & tight, two small tape marks inside covers where wrapper was attached. Jacket has scuffing & light edgewear. Wraparound band has several small tears. Profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. Japanese language text. [837] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .


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