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    BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN by Nitobe, Inazo

    Tuttle Publishing. Very Good. 2001. Softcover. 080483413X . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little soiling touter edge of pages. Cover has light wear at corners. 203 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Bushido is a charming description of the chivalric code of honour and morality of the samurai. Nitobe, a Japanese philosopher writing in eloquent English, explains the origin and sources of bushido, or the way of the knight. Originally published in 1905 and in its 33rd printing, Bushido is a classic work on the "samurai code. " (*lower shipping avail to Cdn & overseas locations) [285-osl] .


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    A NEW AND BETTER CANADA Principles and Policies of a New Canadian Political Party by Hurtig, Mel

    Stoddart Publishing. Very Good+. 1993. Third Printing. Softcover. 0773755799 . Very light edge/corner wear to cover, light stain inside front cover. Pages clean - minor wrinkling to first few pages. 91 pages. The National Party of Canada. "A New and Better Canada spells out the policies and principles of a very different Canadian political party committed to: injecting integrity, honesty, and openness into government; ending patronage and the way money dominate politics; a much fairer tax system, etc...." [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains by Bryan, Liz

    University of Alberta Press. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0888642210 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages, light wear to corners of laminate on cover. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. 215 pages. ; 8vo; "The prehistoric, nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and firepits, ancient villages and burials, finger prints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told. " [415-noto] .


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    DRAWN & QUARTERED THE TRUDEAU YEARS The Trudeau Years by Peterson, Roy

    Key Porter Books. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0919493424 . Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners & light scuffing. B/w illustrations. "Dedicated to the man we loved to love as much as we loved to hate. It is a tribute to the prime minister whose reign overlapped the terms of five American presidents and four British leaders..... This book is their tribute to Pierre Elliott Trudeau.." [590] ; 8vo .


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    DORSET 78 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection 1978 by Neill, Michael (editor)

    Toronto: M. F. Feheley. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0919880134 . Ex-library in very good condition - laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light edge & corner wear, light soiling. Interior pages clean & tight. Jacket attached to book. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. Showcases the art of leading Inuit artists in the Canadian North, with 70 reproductions in b/w and colour showing the work of twenty different inuit printmakers working at the Cape Dorset printmaking studios. Text include artists interviews and a photo essay. This annual also features the art of Ikayukta as well as including the spring lithography collection and the World Wildlife Fund portfolio collection. Also included is a section of b/w photos by George Hunter, a foremost Canadian photographer. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    THE OTHER JAPAN: Voices Beyond the Mainstream by Suzuki, David & Oiwa, Keibo

    CO: Fulcrum. Very Good. 1999. Softcover. 1555914179 . Ex-library with laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers, light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. b/w illus. 324 pages.From Library Journal A Canadian broadcaster, author, and host of the TV series The Nature of Things, Suzuki has joined with Oiwa, a Japanese anthropologist and writer to compile these fascinating interviews with diverse Japanese. The first section of the book is devoted to the legacy of the past and features interviews with war survivors. Even more interesting is the second section, which is devoted to the "other" Japanese: the Ainu, the burakumin ("untouchables") , Japanese-Koreans, the Okinawans, and activist women. The final section deals with the back-to-nature movement, organic farming, and environmental issues.... ; 001100; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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    STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art by Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)

    Arts Canada. Good+. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. B001JB5GYE . Ex-library book but still in good condition. Heavy buckram library binding, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type markings. B/w, colour and fold-out illustrations. Pages are tight in binding with occasional light soiling, age tanning to page edges. Cover is very good with light wear/bumping at corners. Title page appears to have been removed. A survey of the significant cultural roots of shamanic art throughout the world and their connections with and meaning for modern artists. The book assists in re-establishing the value of a core of sacred symbols and objects which have great meaning for this time. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*due to heavy weight, there will be extra shipping charges) [1015] .


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    ASSUMING THE RISK The Mavericks, the Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco by Michael Orey

    Little, Brown & Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316664898 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and very light edgewear. B/w photos. ; 8vo; 385 pages; "In this incredible story that reads like a legal thriller, the author recounts how an unlikely trio of individuals joined forces to wage a legal battle that resulted in the unprecedented defeat of big tobacco in one of the highest-stakes legal battles ever fought. " (700) .


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    IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the Crossroads of History by Ebadi, Shirin

    Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0676978029 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge wrinkling and light scuffing, not clipped. B/w photos. 232 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today.... (650) .


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    ALTERNATIVE FUTURES FOR PRAIRIE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES by Martin, Jerome (editor)

    University of Alberta Press. New. 1991. Softcover. 1550910116 . Large softcover is new and unread, no markings, light scuffing of front cover and a tiny corner crease. 316 pages. b/w illus.Prairie agricultural communities face serious problems: low grain prices, possible changes in climate caused by the greenhouse effect, bankruptcies of farms & declining rural populations. A multi-disciplinary group of concerned people, including scientists, writers, farmers & others, address these problems and develop the beginning of a vision, which is based on dramatic changes in markets, concern for the environment and climate. This book is a must for prairie people.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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    Carnaval en Huejotzingo by Fernández Ledesma, Gabriel; Tibol, Raquel

    Mexico City: Editorial Offset, 1986. First edition. Unknown. Very Good +/very good. Folio. 52 pp., followed by 80 illustrations, some full-color, some two-page. Bound in black boards stamped in silver on cover and spine, in illustrated dust wrapper. Preface by Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Essays by Raquel Tibol and Gabriel Fernández Ledesma. Ledesma began preparing this work in 1971, but it was not published until 1986- three years after his death. The illustrations depict, in costume and gesture, the participants who perform in the three-day festival that precedes Ash Wednesday. Very Good+, 1/2" patch of surface damage to front free endpaper (white mark on dark pink paper), otherwise internally clean and sound, bumping and rubbing to extremities of binding, in Very Good dust wrapper, short tears to head and tail of spine, wear to extremities, overall rubbing and dulling.


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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] .


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    WAR WITHOUT END Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land by La Guardia, Anton

    Thomas Dunne Books. Fine. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 031231633X . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, light corner wear, a little scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Review: " British journalist Anton La Guardia, diplomatic editor for the Daily Telegraph and for eight years its Middle East correspondent, offers an informed and objective history of the Middle East battles in War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land. Tracing the Zionist movement back to its 19th-century roots, as well as the birth of national identity of the Palestinians among whom the Zionists settled, La Guardia offers general readers a balanced background to what many fear may well be a war without end. " [545] .


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    A NEW ENGLAND TOWN The First Hundred Years by Lockridge, Kenneth A

    W. W. Norton & Company. Good+. 1970. Sixth Printing. Softcover. 0393098842 . Cover has light edge and corner wear, some corner curling and scuffing. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages are intact, however numerous pages have underlining. 208 pages. "The author traces the origins of Dedham, MA, examining it's establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during it's first four generations, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-18th century..." [os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    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 .


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    PRAIRIE PEOPLE A Celebration of My Homeland by Collins, Robert

    Mcclelland & Stewart. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0771022573 . HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Interior clean and unmarked, light soiling to outer edge of pages - only very light wear overall. 348 pages. B/w photos. An intimate look at the people of the prairies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - who they are, how they live, what makes them a breed apart. ; 8vo; The prairies are Robert Collins's spiritual home. He was born and raised on a Saskatchewan farm, but spent most of his adult life living elsewhere. Now he returns to his homeland to pay homage to the special character of the people who live in this unique region of Canada. Prairie People is an absorbing combination of stories, anecdotes, and touches of history told in the voices of ordinary people and linked by the author's own narrative and memories. ... (700) .


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    FODOR'S SOUTHEAST ASIA 1982 by Fodor's

    Fodor's Modern Guides. Very Good. 1982. First Edition. Softcover. 0679008268 . Pages clean and intact. Cover has light edge and corner wear. Illustrated in b/w and colour. [437-noto] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 519 pages .


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    GRAND CENTRAL WINTER Stories from the Street by Stringer, Lee

    Washington Square Press. Near Fine. 1999. Softcover. 0671036548 . Excellent condition, only light wear overall, clean and unmarked interior, sticker residue on rear. ; 8vo; 242 pages; "Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past-due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and served for a time as muckraking senior editor, whether it is his adventures in New York's infamous Tombs jail, or performing community service, or sleeping in the tunnels below Grand Central Station by night and collecting cans by day, this is a book rich with small acts of kindness, humor and even heroism alongside the expected violence and desperation of life on the street. Two events rise over Grand Central Winter like sentinels: Stringer's discovery of crack cocaine and his catching the writing bug. Between these two very different yet oddly similar activities, Lee's life unwound itself, during the 1980s, and took the shape of an odyssey, an epic struggle to find meaning and happiness in arid times. He eventually beat the first addiction with help from a treatment program. The second addiction, writing, has hold of him still. " (300-noto) .


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    PETER PUGET Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, Fighting British Naval Officer, the Man for Whom Puget Sound Was Named by Wing, Robert C. with Newell, Gordon

    WA: Graybeard Publishing. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0933686005 . Edition limited to 5,000 copies. Excellent condition - hardcover fine other than a little bumping to corners. Jacket has light scuffing a little edgewear, no tears, not clipped. This is the first book written about Peter Puget, the explorer who was a contemporary of Captain Bligh, Lord Nelson & Napoleon, and who led the surveying party that first charted Puget Sound. His life has remainded a mystery. Written for young adult and up. (*Note - due to heavy weight, there may be addt'l ship charges to some locations) [1007]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    DIGITOPIA BLUES Race, Technology, and the American Voice by Sobol, John

    Alberta: Banff Centre Press. New. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0920159893 . Softcover is new with no markings. "In Digitopia Blues, John Sobol examines both oral and literate cultures in the United States, intertwining the stories of black Americans finding a language of revolution and power in music (blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, rap, and hip hop) , with the stories of literate poets struggling to transcend the printed page to embrace the body, music, and public speech. ...; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Sobol pinpoints the implications of oral and literate values on the cultural landscape of North America, including in his scope rave, Napster, and what he calls the "digital divide. " How will oral and literate cultures manifest themselves in a digital world? What are the implications of digital communications technologies for people of colour in America? ...." [300-osl] .


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    STANDING ON NEW GROUND Women in Alberta, Alberta Nature and Culture Series by Cavanaugh, Catherine A. & Warne, Randi R. (editors)

    University of Alberta. Near Fine. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 088864258x . Very nice condition, clean, tight and unmarked. Very light edge/corner wear, a little upturning to corners, price sticker on rear. B/w photos. 202 pages. Alberta women have helped shape and develop the province's landscape for generations. This book explores the activities and contributions that Alberta women have made to prairie culture...various authors contribute. (400-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    FOLK COSTUMES OF THE WORLD by Harrold, Robert & Phyllida Legg

    London: Cassell. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 030435029x . Reprint 2002. Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Jacket has light scuffing and price sticker on rear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 224 pages; Over 200 costumes in color, with descriptions relating each to traditions, music, dance and ritual. “Valuable as a design history and visual reference. ”—Theatre Crafts Magazine. [870] .


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    Mexico by Sayer, Chloë, ed

    Boston: Shambhala Redstone Editions, 1993. First edition. Fine. Box Set : includes 12mo, 96-page, illustrated hardcover; a color print of a detail from a mural by Diego Rivera; a tin skeleton by artist Victor Edmundo Cruz Sánchez; a print by José Guadelupe Posada. All pieces present and As New.


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    "COMING CANADIANS" An Introduction to a History of Canada's Peoples by Burnet, Jean R

    Mcclelland & Stewart. Very Good+. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0771017839 . Only light wear overall, ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps/stickers, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight, no markings. B/w photos/illus. 253 pages. "Surveys the social history of immigration to and settlement in Canada, reveals the similarities of experience across the many ethnic groups who comprise Canada's cultural mosaic, and examines the enormous part these peoples have played in many facets of Canadian life. "; 8vo .


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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 .


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