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Pinball

By: Kosinski, Jerzy

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Toronto & New York, Bantam: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000917

Condition: Very Good +


287 pp Signed with dedication to recipient, March 1982 as well as with Kosinski's "self portrait" caricature on ffe. Furher signed by Kosinski on half title A very good, clean, tight, bright copy. "Pinball is a surreal, intense meditation on the relationship of art to the artists that produce it, and the relationship of artists to their audience. Reportedly written in response to JohnLennon's assassination, Pinball is the story of an obsessive fan's searc... View more info

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A Dream Of Freedom Four Decades Of National Survival Versus Russian Imperialism in Estonia,Latvia and Lithuania 1940-1980

By: Kung, Andres

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Boreas Publishing: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004128

Condition: Fine


272pp. Bibliography. Fine. "His description of life in the Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is both remarkably comprehensive and highly readable. He has digested a large volume of official and unofficial sources, and, blending in his personal experiences from travel in the area, he produces a narrative in which the judgments are judicious and balanced. He has overcome the notoriously difficult problem for writers on Soviet affairs, that of assessi... View more info

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Hans Fingerhut's Frog Lesson A Fairy Tale

By: Lampman, Archibald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Golden Dog Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003894

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated [8] 26cm. 300 copies. Acquisition information discreetly inscribed on t.p. Else a very good +, clean, unmarked copy. An attractive Canadian small press publication. Lampman's fairy tale ---- a la maniere de Anderson " the protagonist of the tale, a poet --- is transformed by an elf into a frog so that he may learn the lesson of the stream and regain his sense of the beauty and freshness of the world" (D.M.R. Bentley) pgs View more info

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Narva 1944: The Waffen-SS and the Battle for Europe

By: Landwehr, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Silver Spring, Md, Bibliophile Legion Books: 1981

Seller ID: 003096

Condition: Very Good


183pp..Illus. Previous ownership sig. on tp., else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "describes events from January 1944 and the Soviet offensive to break the Leningrad Siege, following essentially the III SS Panzer Corps and neighbouring units' precipitous withdrawal to the Luga and Narva rivers, the battles along the Narva river, followed by the evacuation of Narva in July 1944 and the ensuing battle for Sinimäe (a.k.a. Tannenberg, or Blue Hills). It ends w... View more info

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These Names Accuse Nominal List of Latvians Deported to Soviet Russia in 1940-41 Second Edition with Supplementary List

By: Latvian National Foundation

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Latvian National Foundation: 1982

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 004008

Condition: Very Good +


LVIII+678pp. A very good, clean tight unmarked copy. Introductory historical material (pp. 5-56) followed by list of some 14,000 Latvian citizens and residents forcibly deported by the Soviets to be executed and to labour camps. "...provide historical and documentary evidence of the facts that the genocide carried out .... is an essential part of the administrative and ecconomic system founded by the Bolshevik Party." Heavy book, may require extra postage. View more info

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Latvijas Republikas Satversme : Die Verfassung der Republik Lettland= Constitution de la Republique de Lettonie= Constitution of the Republic of Latvia.

By: Latvija ( Latvia )

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vesteras, Ziemelblazma: 1972

Seller ID: 001537

Condition: Very Good +


48pp. Neat private exlibris clear embossed stamp on tp., else a very good clean tight copy. Text in Latvian, German, French, English. Lettland-Bucherei. Bd. 6 Inofficielle Ausgabe Veltits Latviesu Jaunatnes II vispasaules kongresam Londona 1972. gada View more info

Love Where the Nights are Long

By: Layton, Irving (Editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Limited: 1992

Seller ID: 000935

Condition: Very Good +


78pp. Reprinted 1966, 1968. Neat ownership sig top of ffe, some very light edgewear to cover, else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy. "Do Canadians really care about love? To find out we asked Irving Layton to select the best Canadian love poems he could find and invited Harold Town to depict a contemporary artist's point of view" ( Publisher) View more info

The Gucci Bag

By: Layton, Irving (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oakville, Mosaic Press: 1984

Seller ID: 000955

Condition: Almost As New


143pp - Has a small modest price tag on rear cover, else a bright, clean, al;most as new copy. " Layton's poetry examines both the creative and destructive instincts of humanity and frankly satirizes the flaws and foibles of contemporary society. His often belligerent, violent, and graphic love poetry has provoked controversy in both literary and public circles." (CLC Vol.164) "The Gucci Bag not only echoes Layton's standard mantras of "poetry-as-salvat... View more info

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Latvian - Jewish Relations

By: Lejins, J

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Toronto), World Federation of Free Latvians: 1975

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003822

Condition: Very Good


25pp. A very good, clean tight copy. With presentation inscription SIGNED by author. "Latvian-Jewish Relations is a brochure written by the former Latvian parliament (Saeima) deputy J. Lejins and published by the World Federation of Free Latvians and the Latvian National Federation in Canada (LNFC). A "Publisher's Note" states: "The LNFC is proud to publish this well-meant and carefully considered [sic] article." However, the brochure is rather one-sided and unobjecti... View more info

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The Penguin John Lennon

By: Lennon, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 003911

Condition: As New


154pp. Illustrated by Lennon. Contains In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works. Fine. A remainder mark across the top edge else As New. Sixth edition ( post 1980) An attractive copy. " Lennon’s whimsical, semi-sensical writings fall somewhere between Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Stein. He has a particular penchant for unusual wordplay, inventing nonsensical twists on familiar phrases--- underneath the amusing and often perplexing writing lies a subtle underto... View more info

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The Documentaries

By: Livesay, Dorothy

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1968

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 003896

Condition: Very Good +


56pp. Dj covers clean and unmarked, scarecly any sunning on spine. Bookplate on ffe and neatly inscribed acquisition information on t.p. . Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy. Winner of two governor general's awards for poetry, Six longer socially concious poems with prose comentaries. "She offered a theory that Canadian literature favoured a mode she called "documentary poetry," long narrative poems that comment on particular social topics and that "are a con... View more info

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The Unquiet Bed

By: Livesay, Dorothy

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003898

Condition: Very Good +


65pp. Dj. lightly worn at extremities and front top edge but attractively enhanced by clear mylar protector. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "In the Love poems of this volume D.L focuses on men and women and the significance of the bed-- love asw a game -- but the heart for it has gone"( K. Balachandran) "Her books The Unquiet Bed and Plainsongs looked at human relationships, love, and the problems of ... View more info

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Lord Weary's Castle

By: Lowell, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1946

Seller ID: 003876

Condition: Good++


69pp. Copyright 1944, 1946 [d-6-47] Previous ownership neatly and lightly inscribed on ffe. Half title and title pages have a very mild vertical crease. Else a good++, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "Lord Weary’s Castle, collection of poems by Robert Lowell, published in 1946. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. Some of the poems reflect Lowell’s New England roots; others have Roman Catholic themes; and still others recall events that occurred during World... View more info

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The Dolphin

By: Lowell, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003877

Condition: Very Good +


74pp. First printing, Title page illustration by Francis Parker. Attractive Dj priceclipped and with some very light, minimal edgewear. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight, unmarked copy. The Dolphin was awarded the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. "--- But the volume is not simply a collection of poems about family turmoil---As Lowell tells his love story, he simultaneously meditates upon his consciousness, which through invention and intense perception becomes imag... View more info

Dita Saxova

By: Lustig Arnost

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1979

Seller ID: 000967

Condition: Almost As New


188pp. Dj. price clipped; a very small hourglass stamp on ffe.; else a very clean, bright, tight copy. Translated from the Czech by Jeanne Nemcova" "Lustig, whose stories and novels of the Holocaust have made him one of its great chroniclers, here tells the moving story of this lost generation: the young people who were thrust into a world they had never expected to live to share." View more info

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Castilian Ilexes Versions from Antonio Machado 1875 - 1939

By: Machado, Antonio; Tomlinson, Charles and Gifford, Henry

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 003872

Condition: Very Good +


45pp. Dj very good +, very slight fading to spine.. Owner's bookplate on ffe. and acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else an attractive clean tight copy. Eight page introduction by H. Gifford. Antonio Machado ranks among Spain’s greatest 20th-century poets. " After his death his work was supressed by Franco not regaining prominence till the mid 1960s. His poems have inspired numerous English versions including Castilian Ilexes by the poet Cha... View more info

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Tales of the Amber Ring

By: Maly, Milos (Told by)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Orbis Publishing: 1985

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 003283

Condition: Very Good +


189pp.(+3) A very good, bright, tight unmarked copy. Tr. by Vladimir Varecha. Numerous b&w and full colour illustrations by Sis. " Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again--- marvellous tales from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania as well as from Finland, full of earthy humour --heroism and romance" Slightly over 1kg. Additional postage required. Please inquire after best postal rate. View more info

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The Dogs Of Riga A Kurt Wallander Mystery

By: Mankell, Henning

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The New Press: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003782

Condition: As New


326pp. An as new copy in an attractive almost as new dj.. Translated by Laurie Thom" Mankell has done a marvelous job of placing us so close to Wallander that we experience the confusion and fear as he tries to unravel a mystery that takes him to Riga, Latvia as the Soviet system is imploding after 50 years. Like Wallander, we are always just a bit off balance, uncertain of where we are, what is happening, and why events are as they are. At the heart of the mystery is n... View more info

Shooting the Stars

By: Metcalf, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Erin, Porcupine's Quill: 1993

Seller ID: 000920

Condition: Very Good +


252pp Signed by author "For Inara - with all good wishes John Metcalf" Except for a very small almost unnoticed crease lower rear panel, a very good, clean, bright tight shiny copy. Metcalf is master of the comic caricature: a few salient physical details crowned by a sampling of the character's speech." (Michael Darling) View more info

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The Visconti Hours: National Library, Florence (Slipcase Edition)

By: Millard Meiss; Edith W Kirsch

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003926

Condition: Fine


262pp 128 full page colour illustrations. Comentary, notes, bibliography. Previous owner's aquisition info very discreetly inscribed on t.p. Else a fine, attractive copy in a fine slipcase. Faux navy blue leather decorated in gilt. "This extraordinary manuscript, perhaps one of the gayest, most spontaneous and fanciful of Western illuminations, is an exceptionally rich Book of Hours painted by two quite different artists. In the late 1300s --- early 1400s ---stunni... View more info

Time Exile

By: Millers, Reinhold

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Echo Publishers West: 1972

Seller ID: 000519

Condition: Very Good +


157pp. All intact without chips but somewhat worn and creased Dj. enclosed in attractive mylar protector, small signiature on ffe. else a very good, clean, tight copy. "Psychological" time travel Sci -Fi novel. Generous book jacket introduction by the notable Latvian historian Edgars Andersons. View more info

Teen Angel

By: Millers, Reinhold

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Echo Publishers: 1971

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000706

Condition: Very Good +


296pp. In Eglish. Without the outer b&w dj. Inner dj. has a small clear tape mend at top of spine, some small discolouration at base of spine, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy. A psychological study of a one sided love affair, on the restraints of a young man's inhibition in the late sixties. Set in New York. "Darbiba norisinas Nujorka, latviesu jaunatnes vide, kaut latviskums nav minets un visiem dalibniekiem nelatviski vardi." (H. Lejins) Author's signed gift i... View more info

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The Impstone

By: Musgrave, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003904

Condition: Very Good +


112pp. neat ownership on fe. acquisition info discreetly inscribed on t.p., else a very good, clean bright, tight, unmarked copy.. "Through themes drawn from witchcraft and Celtic and North American Indian Mythology, she has fashioned her own myths" (Publisher) "a series of gothic poems, similarly evokes an animistic natural world with sometimes violent imagery==" ( Britannica) pgs View more info

Family Reunion

By: Nash, Ogden

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000915

Condition: Very Good +


146pp. Dj. has four very tiny spots on rear panel, else all clean and clear, except for some yellowing transfered mainly to ffe. from included newspaper ephemera, a folded full page with article on " The Canadian Character - in verse - and worse" by G. & W. Lambert, Globe and Mail Sept. 29. 1973 . Otherwise, a very good, clean, bright, tight copy enclosed in an atractive clear mylar cover. "There are verses here for father, for mother, and verses about children and ... View more info

Woman In Amber Healing The Trauma Of War In Exile

By: Nesaule, Agate

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Soho: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000417

Condition: Very Good +


280pp. Almost as new, an attractive copy "This book about the suffering of civilians during the second world war is unlike most war books, because it deals with the long-term effects of war....this is a powerful anti-war book...." [Doris Lessing] View more info