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cover of THE WANDERER:  ELEGIES, EPICS, RIDDLES.  POEMS FROM ENGLAND'S ANCIENT ORIGINS.

THE WANDERER: ELEGIES, EPICS, RIDDLES. POEMS FROM ENGLAND'S ANCIENT ORIGINS.

by Alexander, Michael, translator/editor.

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2008
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9780141393742
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London: Penguin, 2008. 148 pp, 7 3/4" H. "These are the great epic stories that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Conjuring up a twilight world of quests, treachery, magic, evil and fellowship, they are the most ancient narratives from Northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the… Read more
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cover of AWAKENED COSMOS:  THE MIND OF CLASSICAL CHINESE POETRY.

AWAKENED COSMOS: THE MIND OF CLASSICAL CHINESE POETRY.

by Hinton, David.

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Published
2019
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Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
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9781611807424
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Boulder, Colorado: Shambhala, 2019. 138 pp, 8 1/2" H. "What is consciousness but the Cosmos awakened to itself? This question is fundamental to the Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist worldview that shapes classical Chinese poetry. A uniquely conceived biography, (this book) illuminates that worldview through the life and work of Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.), China's greatest classical poet. Tu… Read more
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cover of WHAT BOOK!?  BUDDHA POEMS FROM BEAT TO HIPHOP.

WHAT BOOK!? BUDDHA POEMS FROM BEAT TO HIPHOP.

by Gach, Gary, editor. Foreword by Peter Coyote. (John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lew Welch, Steve Sanfeild, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Paul Reps, Ngodup Paljor, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Hirshfield, Lawson Fusao Inada, Patricia Donegan, et al.)

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Published
1998
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780938077923
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Berkeley, California: Parallax, 1998. 248 pp, 8" H. "This enigmatically titled anthology offers numerous delights and valuable evidence that great poetic variety, from haiku and witty two-liners to page-long discourses, has by now given distinct expression to Western Buddhism." Publishers Weekly. Includes works by Gary Snyder, Nanao Sakaki, Jack Kerouac, Philip Whalen, Joanne Kyger, Patricia Donegan, Alan Chong… Read more
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cover of YEATS NOW:  ECHOING INTO LIFE.

YEATS NOW: ECHOING INTO LIFE.

by Hassett, Joseph M. (W.B. Yeats.)

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Published
2020
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Fine
Edition
Third Printing.
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9781843517788
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Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2020. 188 pp, 8 3/16" H - soft cover with self-flaps. B&w and colour illustrations. "By focusing on Yeat's most memorable lines of poetry, Joseph Hassett reveals new ways of enjoying a body of work that speaks to the twenty-first century." Chapter headings: On Friendship; The Moment Alive; Working; Making Your Soul; Loving; Hospitable Places;… Read more
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cover of MORE THAN TRUE:  THE WISDOM OF FAIRY TALES.

MORE THAN TRUE: THE WISDOM OF FAIRY TALES.

by Bly, Robert.

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Published
2018
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781250158192
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New York: Henry Holt, 2018. 169 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Few forms of storytelling have greater power to captivate the human mind than fairy tales, but where do these tales originate from and what do they mean? Robert Bly has been asking these questions throughout his career. Here he looks at six tales that have stood the… Read more
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cover of PAJARO-CU-CU:  ANIMAL RHYMES FROM MANY LANDS.

PAJARO-CU-CU: ANIMAL RHYMES FROM MANY LANDS.

by

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Published
1967
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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New York: Atheneum, 1967. Unpaginated, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 3/8" D). Colourful lithographic illustrations. "The verses in this book have been chosen from nursery rhymes and familiar animal poems of many countries (Mexico, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, China, England, Russia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Latvia & Japan). The authors have long since been forgotten, but the verses have lived… Read more
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cover of THE MILITARY ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME.  WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS CAMPAIGNS ON THE PENINSULA AND IN PALL MALL AND NOTES.

THE MILITARY ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS CAMPAIGNS ON THE PENINSULA AND IN PALL MALL AND NOTES.

by An Officer. (David Roberts.)

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Published
1904
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Good
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New Edition
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London: Methuen, 1904. 247 pp, 6 7/8" H, red cloth with paper label on spine, top edge gilt. 15 colour plates by Rowlandson - all present, clean & bright. The fictional adventures, told in humorous verse, of a grocer's son who covets military glory and coerces his parents into buying him a commision. Scattered light foxing marks throughout the… Read more
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cover of PAYSANNERIE:  CONTE DES ROIS.

PAYSANNERIE: CONTE DES ROIS.

by Chabot, Cecile.

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Published
1944
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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Montreal: Fides, 1944. 70 pp, 8 1/8" H - card covers with cloth tape spine. Brown & white and colour illustrations by the Quebec author/artist Cecile Chabot (1907-1990). Interior - one ot two very small foxing marks, light toning to pages light stamp mark at the bottom of the first pageotherwise clean and tight with no other ownership… Read more
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cover of THE ICE CREAM STORE.

THE ICE CREAM STORE.

by Lee, Dennis. Signed.

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Published
1991
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Good-
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First Edition
ISBN
9780002237499
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Toronto: HarperCollins, 1991. Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H - glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. Signed on title page: Dennis Lee". Over sixty poems including; Digging a Hole to Australia, The Pig in Pink Pyjamas; Gumbo Stew; A Wonderful Trip in a Rocketship, I'm Not a Naughty Daughter, The Lottery Dream of Miss Patricia Pig, A Home Like a… 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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Very Good-
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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 1. MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES.  2. MOTHER GOOSE CHIMES.  3. MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES.  3 ITEMS.

1. MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES. 2. MOTHER GOOSE CHIMES. 3. MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. 3 ITEMS.

by (Mother Goose.)

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Published
1929
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Good
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Akron: Saalfield, 1929. 3 'linen-look' children's nursery rhyme books - stapled in wraps, 8 5/8" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. Contents include: Hot Cross Buns; Rock-a-by Baby; There was a Little Girl; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Old Mother Goose; Ride a Cockhorse; Three Blind Mice; Yankee Doodle; Jack be Nimble; Goosey, Goosey Gander; Little Bo-Peep; Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater; Hickory,… Read more
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cover of WINDSWEPT.

WINDSWEPT.

by Bonis, Robert R. Inscribed.

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Published
1980
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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West Hill, Ontario: Highlands Press, 1980. 202 pp,10 1/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To L__ W___ / With the best wishes / of the members of the Fellowship / Club of St. Timothy's Church, / Agincourt, and a Scarborough / historian. / Robert R. Bonis / April 7th, / 1990." - also signed by author on title… 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 KITTY HAWK 1894.

KITTY HAWK 1894.

by Frost, Robert. (Robert Lee Frost, 1874-1963).

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Published
1956
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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(New York): Henry Holt, 1956. Unpaginated, 6" H. A single poem, printed at The Spiral Press, New York for Henry Holt and Company as a Christmas greeting for 1956. Attached decorated dust wrapper with flaps. A soft crease on the bottom half of the front cover near the hinge. . First Edition. Stapled in Wraps. Very Good+.… Read more
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cover of OXFORD BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN.

OXFORD BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN.

by Blishen, Edward. (Lewis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Eleanor Farjeon, John Keats, John Clare, William Blake, James Reeves, et al.)

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Published
1963
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Very Good-
Edition
First American Edition
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New York: Franklin Watts, 1963. 168 pp, 10" H. Purple cloth with gilt lettering on spine/front board, lime green endpapers, text block edges purple. Colour illustrations. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Elizabeth. / Brian Wildsmith." This collection "leads children toward an appreciation of the richness and variety of English poetry. They will find humor of all shades, ballads,… 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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Very Good-
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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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cover of THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK.  IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

by Barrie, J.M.; Kipling, Rudyard; Young, Francis Brett; Chesterton, G.K.; Uncle Dick (B.J. Lamb); Blackwood, Algernon; Struther, Jan; Tourtel, Mary; Bagnold, Enid; Davies, W.H; Hilton, James; Mackenzie, Compton; Asquith, Herbert; de la Mare, Walter; et al.

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Published
1935
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 224 pp, 10" H. No date, but c1935. White cloth with blue lettering/decoration & silver crown and capital 'E' on spine and front board. Endpaper and title page decorations by Rex Whistler. B&w double page spread of some of the authors/artists as children, colour plates including 2 double spreads of Mickey Mouse… Read more
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cover of LES PLUS BELLES FABLES DE LA FONTAINE.

LES PLUS BELLES FABLES DE LA FONTAINE.

by La Fontaine. (Jean de La Fontaine.)

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Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies / L. Martinet 30 pp, 12 1/2" H. No date. From the Bibliotheque de la Jeunesse et de l'Enfance series. Dark green cloth spine, paper-covered boards - rear board with green, yellow and white vertical stripes, front board with title in white letters and gilt bordered colour illustration on green background. **French Text.** … Read more
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cover of THE ONLY TRUE MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES.  AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED IN BOSTON IN THE YEAR 1833 BY MUNROE & FRANCIS.

THE ONLY TRUE MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED IN BOSTON IN THE YEAR 1833 BY MUNROE & FRANCIS.

by (Mother Goose). Introduction by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Edited by Harriet Blackstone C. Butler (signed).

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Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905. xii, 100 pp, 24mo (5 3/4" H). Yellow paper-covered boards, reproducing the illustration from the original 1833 edition (as does the dust jacket), cream-coloured cloth spine. B&w illustrations, black borders to pages. Signed "Harriet Blackstone C. Butler" at the bottom of the Introduction and with a quotation in the same hand on the… Read more
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cover of THE SUN'S BABIES.

THE SUN'S BABIES.

by Howes, Edith.

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Reprint.
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London: Cassell 154 pp, 7 1/2" H. No date, but probably c1940 with the 'wartime' paper of that era. Medium green boards with black lettering on spine and front board, dust jacket with pastedown illustration. 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. A charming collection of stories and poems by the New Zealand author and educator, mixing… Read more
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