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cover of JERUSALEM:  CITY OF THE BOOK.

JERUSALEM: CITY OF THE BOOK.

by Mack, Merav & Balint, Benjamin.

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2019
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 263 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In this enthralling book, (the authors) explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually though… Read more
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cover of STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE.

STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE.

by Lewis, C.S. Collected by Walter Hooper.

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2007
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9780521645843
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 196 pp, 8 1/2" H. "A collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime. The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature whilst the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante (The Divine Comedy), Malory (Le Morte d'Arthur), Spenser (The Faerie… Read more
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cover of THE DISCARDED IMAGE:  AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE.

THE DISCARDED IMAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE.

by Lewis, C.S.

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2007
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9780521477352
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 232 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(P)aints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organisation of their theology, science and history into a single,… Read more
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cover of FAIRY TALES AND THE ART OF SUBVERSION:  THE CLASSICAL GENRE FOR CHILDREN AND THE PROCESS OF CIVILIZATION.  WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR.

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London: Routledge, 2012. 265 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of (this book in 1983), little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to… Read more
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cover of WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE:  A JUNGIAN INTERPRETATION OF TOLKIEN'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE: A JUNGIAN INTERPRETATION OF TOLKIEN'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

by Skogemann, Pia.

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2019
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9781630515409
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Asheville, North Carolina: Chiron, 2019. 210 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Skogemann goes through the whole of Tolkien's work - characters, landscapes, and events - to determine what kind of archetypes and basic situations from the collective unconscious are appearing. And she does it with enormous zest." Anne Knudsen, 'Weekendavisen'. Contents: Introduction; Faery or the Collective Unconscious; The Archetype of… Read more
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cover of HOW THE HEATHER LOOKS:  A JOYOUS JOURNEY TO THE BRITISH SOURCES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.

HOW THE HEATHER LOOKS: A JOYOUS JOURNEY TO THE BRITISH SOURCES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.

by Bodger, Joan.

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Published
2009
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9780771011290
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Toronto: Emblem / McClelland & Stewart, 2009. 249 pp, 8" H. B&w drawings. "Over fifty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband and two children went to Britain on a family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through children's books. As Bodger recounts their adventures through Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Jemima Puddle-Duck's farm, and many more beloved… Read more
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cover of BOOKS FOR LIVING.

BOOKS FOR LIVING.

by Schwalbe, Will.

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2017
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9780385353540
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. 272 pp, 8 1/8" H. "For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites… Read more
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cover of LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  VOLUMES I & II - BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. VOLUMES I & II - BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

by Klinck, Carl F. (Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, William Kilbourn, Munro Beattie, Northrup Frye, et al.)

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Published
1977
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977. 550 pp + 410 pp, 9 1/8" H, volumes I and II bound together in red buckram, 5 raised bands on spine with dark blue leather title label and black volume label, both with gilt lettering/banding, all edges decorated with red splatter effect. Chapters include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by… Read more
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cover of ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS.

ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS.

by Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al.

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Published
1993
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9781550221527
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Toronto: ECW Press, 1993. 282 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w portrait sketches. Contents: Charles Heaveysege; Charles Sangster; Charles Mair; Isabella Valancy Crawford; William Wilfred Campbell; Charles G.D. Roberts; Bliss Carman; Archibald Lampman; Duncan Campell Scott; E.J. Pratt; W.W.E. Ross; Raymond Knister; F.R. Scott; Robert Finch; A.J.M. Smith; Earle Birney; Leo Kennedy; Ralph Gustafson; A.M. Klein; Dorothy Livesay; Anne Wilkinson; Irving… Read more
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cover of CANADIANA 1950 & 1951.

CANADIANA 1950 & 1951.

by National Library of Canada / Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada. Jean Lunn, Editor.

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Published
1962
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Ottawa: National Library of Canada / Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada , 1962. 258 pp + 88 pp (Index), 11" H. A catalogue of publications released in 1950/51 of Canadian interest, excluding federal publications. Listings are arranged under the headings: Bibliography, Librarianship / Philosophy, Psychology, Religion / Banking Insurance; Citizenship, Immigration, Nationalities; Economics, Commerce; Law; Military science; Politcs, World affairs;… Read more
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cover of REVIEW OF HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CANADA.  VOLUME XXI.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE YEAR 1916.

REVIEW OF HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CANADA. VOLUME XXI. PUBLICATIONS OF THE YEAR 1916.

by Wrong, George M.; Langton, H.H.; Wallace, W. Stewart.

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1917
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Toronto: University of Toronto / Glasgow, Brook , 1917. 192 pp, 9 13/16" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Reviews by three noted Canadian historians of publications produced in 1916 relating to Canada, gathered under the section headings: The Relations of Canada to the Empire; The History of Canada; Provincial and Local History (Newfoundland and the… Read more
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cover of CANADA - THE INTERNATIONAL BOOK EXHIBITION, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, DALLAS, TEXAS, 1971.  BOOKS FROM CANADA - ENGLISH LANGUAGE / BOOKS FROM CANADA - FRENCH LANGUAGE. 2 BOOKLETS PLUS ORDER PAD IN THREE-FOLD BINDER.

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Ottawa: Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce / Canadian Book publishers' Council , 1971. 9 3/4" H plastic binder, containing self-addressed, self-sealing order form pad and two 9 1/4" H booklets - Books from Canada: English Language and Books from Canada: French Language. The binder was prepared for the 16th USA International Book Exhibition in conjunction with the 90th… Read more
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cover of A SORT OF LIFE.

A SORT OF LIFE.

by Greene, Graham.

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Published
1971
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9780370003276
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London: The Bodley Head, 1971. 216 pp, 8" H. "Graham Greene writes: 'An autobiography is only 'a sort of life' - it contains less errors of fact thatn a biography, but it is of necessity even more selective: it begins later and it ends prematurely. If one cannot close a book of memories on the deathbed, any conclusion must… Read more
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cover of THE COLOPHON.  NEW GRAPHIC SERIES.  4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

THE COLOPHON. NEW GRAPHIC SERIES. 4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

by Adams, Frederick B., Jr. et al, editors. (John Carter, George Goodspeed, Rollo Silver, George L. McKay, Leo M. Alpert, Jean Hersholt, Frank J. Hynes, Carolyn Wells, Lawrence Clark-Powell, Frederic Dorr Steele, Wallace Worth, Cedric Larson, et. al.)

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Published
1939
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New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. The four volumes of the "New Graphic Series" of the Colophon, 10 5/8" H, pictorial front boards/spines - lacking the original glassine dust jackets. No. 1 - March 1939, 115 pp, with linoleum cut by Hans Alexander Mueller, wood engraving by Emil Ganso and additional illustration by George Cruikshank & Edward A. Wilson, plus… Read more
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cover of THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY:  THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.

THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.

by Pringle, David, ed. Terry Pratchett, foreword.

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Published
1998
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First Edition
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9781858683737
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London: Carlton, 1998. 256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index. "(A)n extensive survey of the whole genre." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has… Read more
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cover of THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR:  THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

by Gregory, Philippa / Baldwin, David / Jones, Michael.

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Published
2011
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9781451629545
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New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster , 2011. 342 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, genealogical charts, etc. Colour plates. "Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians descibe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In… Read more
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cover of THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL.  (A MEMORY OF THE MIND OF A CHILD.)

THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL. (A MEMORY OF THE MIND OF A CHILD.)

by Burnett, F.H., Mrs. (Frances Hodgson Burnett.)

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London: Frederick Warne 292 pp, 8" H. Brick-coloured boards with gilt & black lettering, color illustration on spine, black lettering, black and color illustrations on front board. Yellow 'crackle' patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), author of 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', 'Sara Crewe', 'A Little Princess' and 'The Secret Garden', here recounts the story of her youth. Calling… Read more
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cover of CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL 1975.

CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL 1975.

by Tudor, Dean; Tudor, Nancy; Biesenthal, Linda, editors.

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1976
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Toronto: Peter Martin, 1976. 304 pp, 10" H, orange cloth with black lettering/banding on spine and front board. Section headings: Reference Materials; Humanities and Applied Arts; Literature; Social Sciences; Science and Technology; Indexes (Author Index / Title Index / Subject Index). Three tiny corner bumps, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket - (as issued).… Read more
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cover of BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE.  VOLUME FIVE (5):  WASHINGTON IRVING TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME FIVE (5): WASHINGTON IRVING TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

by Blanck, Jacob, compiler.

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Published
1969
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Fourth Printing
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9780300010992
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. (xxvi), 643 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Contents: Authors in Volume Five; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Fourth Printing .… Read more
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cover of MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.

MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.

by Butcher, Fanny. Signed.

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1972
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New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and… Read more
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