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cover of THE MONK:  A ROMANCE.

THE MONK: A ROMANCE.

by Lewis, Matthew Gregory. Edited by D.L. Macdonald & Kathleen Scherf.

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2004
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9781551112275
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Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Literary Texts, 2004. 479 pp, 8 1/2" H. " 'The Monk' (first published in 1796) is the most sensational of Gothic novels. The main plot concerns Ambrosio, an abbot of irreproachable holiness, who is seduced by a woman (or perhaps a demon) disguised as a novice, and who goes on to sell his soul to the… 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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Published
2007
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Edition
Fourth Printing
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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 TALE OF GENJI:  A READER'S GUIDE.

THE TALE OF GENJI: A READER'S GUIDE.

by Puette, William J. (Murasaki Shikibu / Lady Murasaki.)

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2003
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Sixth printing
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9780804833318
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Boston: Tuttle, 2003. 196 pp, 8" H. "This is the most complete reader's guide available on Japan's highly revered novel, the eleventh-century classic, 'The Tale of Genji', by Murasaki Shikibu. Written specifically to accompany the translation of the work by Arthur Waley and Edward G. Seidensticker (not included here), the guide offers detailed summaries and thematic commentaries, as well… 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 THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN SEARCH OF DEATH.:  STORIES OF THE REAL AND THE MAGICAL.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN SEARCH OF DEATH.: STORIES OF THE REAL AND THE MAGICAL.

by Mirolla, Michael. Inscribed.

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Published
2017
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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9781550966862
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Toronto: Exile Editions, 2017. 125 pp, 8" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To: Shauna / Thank you! / Michael Mirolla / April 10, 2018". "(T)ells us stories that blend the explicable with the inexplicable. As if a camel were actually passing through the eye of a needle, these stories pass what is commonplace through a hyper-realistic lens into… Read more
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cover of THE GOLDEN ASS OF APULEIUS:  THE LIBERATION OF THE FEMININE IN MAN.  REVISED EDITION.

THE GOLDEN ASS OF APULEIUS: THE LIBERATION OF THE FEMININE IN MAN. REVISED EDITION.

by Franz, Marie-Louise von.

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Published
1992
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Very Good
Edition
First Printing.
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9780877735236
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Boston: Shambhala, 1992. 246 pp, 8 3/8" H. A C.G. Jung Foundation Book. " 'Today there is much discussion of the liberation of women,' writes Marie-Louise von Franz, 'but it is sometimes overlooked that this can only succeed if there is a change in men as well. Just as women have to overcome the patriarchal tyrant in their… Read more
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cover of THE MABINOGION.

THE MABINOGION.

by Gantz, Jeffrey, translated, with introduction by.

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Published
1976
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Reprint.
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9780140443226
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London: Penguin, 1976. 311 pp, 7 3/4" H. "Drawing on myth, folklore and history, the stories of 'The Mabinogion' passed through generations of storytellers before they were written down in the thirteenth century in the form we now read them. Set in dual realms of the forests and valleys of Wales and of the shadowy otherworld, the tales are… Read more
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cover of TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND (ACALLAM NA SENORACH) with OVER NINE WAVES:  A BOOK OF IRISH LEGENDS.  2 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND (ACALLAM NA SENORACH) with OVER NINE WAVES: A BOOK OF IRISH LEGENDS. 2 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

by Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by / Heaney, Marie.

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Published
2008
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Reprint.
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9780199549856
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Oxford / London: Oxford University Press / Faber and Faber, 2008. 2 books, 7 3/4" H. 1. Tales of the Elders of Ireland - 245 pp, 2008 14th printing, ISBN 9780199549856. "This is the first complete translation of the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland, the most comprehensive early collection of Fenian stories and poetry. Three parallel worlds… Read more
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cover of THE OLD INNS OF ENGLAND.

THE OLD INNS OF ENGLAND.

by Richardson, A.E. Foreword by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Published
1952
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Sixth Editiion
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1952. 118 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, map - 4 colour plates (including frontispiece). A volume of the 'British Heritage' series. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Note to the Sixth Edition; Acknowledgment; The Inn and the Road; The Larger Inn; The Small Inn and Alehouse; Inn Names and Their Lore; The Inn in… Read more
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cover of TO SERVE THEM ALL MY DAYS.

TO SERVE THEM ALL MY DAYS.

by Delderfield, R.F.

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Published
1972
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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9780340149966
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. 638 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This is a great school novel - spanning the years of 1918 to 1941, and set in a remote corner of Exmoor, (it) conveys a rich and variegated picture, not only of the country emerging from the Great War, not only of an educational system in dire need of… Read more
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cover of A FALCON FLIES.

A FALCON FLIES.

by Smith, Wilbur.

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Published
1980
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First Edition
ISBN
9780434714124
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London: Heinemann, 1980. 523 pp 8 3/4" H. In 1860, Robyn Ballantyne and her brother Morris return to Africa to search for their missing missionary father. As they journey north, Robyn tries to battle the flourishing slave trade, while Morris seeks to profit by hunting for ivory and gold. Gift inscription in pen on the front free endpaper,… Read more
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cover of GOLD MINE / THE DARK OF THE SUN / THE EYE OF THE TIGER.  3 NOVELS IN 1 VOLUME.

GOLD MINE / THE DARK OF THE SUN / THE EYE OF THE TIGER. 3 NOVELS IN 1 VOLUME.

by Smith, Wilbur.

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Published
1979
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ISBN
9780906320006
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London: Sundial, 1979. 688 pp, 8 1/2" H. 3 complete and unabridged novels by Wilbur Smith in one volume. Gold Mine - "Rod Ironsides is the Underground Manager of the Sonder Ditch Gold Mining Company and he is young, tough and ambitious in a dangerous, greed-infested world. Yet he is the unsuspecting pawn of Manfred Steyner, one of… Read more
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cover of THE HIDDEN MOUNTAIN.

THE HIDDEN MOUNTAIN.

by Roy, Gabrielle. Translated from the French by Harry Binsse.

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Published
1962
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First English Language Edition.
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962. 186 pp, 8 1/4" H. "(T)he tale of an instinctive artist, a young man driven by his intense desire to create, through visual images, a beauty that does not yet exist. There is magic in the sharply contrasting backgrounds: the remote reaches of the Canadian North and Paris and the French countryside. As fisherman,… Read more
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cover of FAUX PAS.

FAUX PAS.

by Thiessen, Jack.

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Published
1989
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First Edition
ISBN
9780889624078
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Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1989. 154 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "A fast paced, satirical novel - about politics, corruption, influence, intrigue. The setting is a major resource development project in northern Manitoba, Canada. Based upon real events, real people, the novel explores the intrigue inherent in massive development projects, the contradictions between the concerns of profit and… Read more
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cover of 11 VOLUMES FROM THE WHITEOAKS OF JALNA SERIES.  BUILDING OF JALNA / MORNING AT JALNA / YOUNG RENNY / WHITEOAK HERITAGE / WHITEOAK BROTHERS / WHITEOAKS / FINCH'S FORTUNE / WHITEOAK HARVEST / RENNY'S DAUGHTER / VARIABLE WINDS AT JALNA / CENTENARY AT JALNA.

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London: Pan, 1971. Partial set containing 11 of the 16 Whiteoaks of Jana series - mass market paperbacks, 7" H. **Please note: this grouping does not include: Mary Wakefield / Jalna / The Master of Jalna / Wakefield's Course / Return to Jalna.** The following description gives each volume's number as it appears in the chronological sequence. 1.… Read more
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cover of THE DIVERSIONS OF DUCHESSTOWN AND OTHER ESSAYS.

THE DIVERSIONS OF DUCHESSTOWN AND OTHER ESSAYS.

by Sandwell, B.K. Introduction by Robertson Davies.

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Published
1955
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First Edition
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Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada), 1955. 84 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). "Journalist, economist, scholar, humorist - B.K. Sandwell's death in 1954 robbed Canada of one of her most lively and versatile intellects. Written over a period of thirty years, these essays have a timeless quality and a gleeful approach to the business of day-to-day life that… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  VOLUME CXXV.  JUNE, 1912 TO NOVEMBER, 1912.  (VOLUME 125)

HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOLUME CXXV. JUNE, 1912 TO NOVEMBER, 1912. (VOLUME 125)

by Booth Tarkington, Norman Duncan, James Oppenheim, George Weston, Ellen Glasgow, Mary Wilins Freeman, Gilbert Parker, Hiram Bingham, Richard Le Gallienne, Arnold Bennett, Louise Collier Willcox, Harrison Rhodes, Sydney Adamson, Forrest Chrissey, et al.

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Published
1912
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. iv, 972 pp, 9 7/8" H. Black cloth with blind stamped decoration on boards and spine, gilt lettering on spine and front board (giving the title as "Harper's New Monthly Magazine"), plain light green endpapers. Colour, b&w and sepiatone illustrations, photographs throughout. Contents include: Adventuring Along the Upper Orinoco, by Caspar Whitney; Beauty… Read more
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cover of THE MANTICORE.

THE MANTICORE.

by Davies, Robertson.

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Published
1972
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Very Good-
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780770508913
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1972. 280 pp, 8 3/4" H. First Canadian edition in second state dust jacket - with "7330" printed at bottom of rear panel. The second volume of 'The Deptford Trilogy'. "(C)ombines a gripping plot, penetrating psychological and social insight, memorable characters, and a resonant, compelling literary style which is uniquely Robertson Davies'." Light… Read more
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cover of ESSAYES OF MONTAIGNE.  2 VOLUME SET.

ESSAYES OF MONTAIGNE. 2 VOLUME SET.

by (Michel De Montaigne.) Translated by John Florio. Edited by Justin Huntly M'Carthy.

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Published
1891
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Good
Edition
Third Thousand.
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London: David Stott, 1891. 400 pp, 400 pp, 4 5/8" H - 2 volume set. Turquoise blue cloth with dark blue floral pattern (repeated in green on endpapers), medium brown spines with gilt lettering, small orange peacock device (faded) in black border on each spine, similar squares with "The Stott Library" on front/rear boards. Each volume has a tissue-covered frontispiece… Read more
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cover of THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BARONET.  IN ELEVEN VOLUMES.  (COMPLETE.)

THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BARONET. IN ELEVEN VOLUMES. (COMPLETE.)

by Scott, Walter, Sir.

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Published
1830
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Edinburgh / London: Cadell / Simpkin and Marshall, 1830. Eleven volumes, 8vo (8 5/8" H), bound in dark green leather with blindstamped borders. Spines have 5 raised bands with title and volume number in gilt, all textblock edges gilt, gilt dentelle edges to inside of covers. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of each volume: Matthew Liddell / Constans et Fidelis.… Read more
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