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The Sons of Jacob

By: Rainis, Janis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002602

Condition: Very Good +


227pp. A very good clean, tight copy. Translated by Grace Rhys. Translated into English from a German language edition and mildly Bowdlerised by the translator to meet with her impression of British sensibility. "Rainis has poured all the passions of the persecuted exile into his study of Joseph. But he is dramatist par excellence, which means he can enter into the soul of every one of his characters, animating them towards their actions from within." (G. Rhys... View more info

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The Striders

By: Ramanujan, A. K.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003897

Condition: Very Good +


52pp. Very small chipip to top of lightly sunned spine., otherwise d.j is clean and in very good condition , enclosed in a mylar protector. Bookplate on ffe with discreetly inscribed acquisition information on tp. A very good +, clean, tight copy. "A.K. Ramanujan is a leading poet of Indian English literature.He is well known globally for his excellent and special depiction of Indian sensibilities drawn from Indian life and culture--- Without A.K Ramanujan no discu... View more info

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Old Estonia The People and Culture

By: Rank, Gustav

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1976

Seller ID: 003946

Condition: Very Good


152pp. Photographs, Drawings, Bibliography. Indiana University Uralic and Altaic series; v.112. Ownershipsig onffe. Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "---a general orientation of an ancient cultural life of a small nation. 1. Origin and Historical Environment of the Estonians 2. The Economic Basis of the Estonian Folk Culture 3. The Forms of Settlement and Farm Buildings 4. Handicrafts and Popular Applied Art 5. The Appearance of the People: Nation... View more info

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Within The Whirling Moment

By: Rapoport, Janis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi: 1967

Seller ID: 003883

Condition: Very Good +


32pp. Some3 sunning to covers, Ownership on fe. and acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. - else a very good clea, copy. Author's first book of poetry. " . She has received numerous awards including the New York Art Directors Club Award of Merit in 1983, the American Institute of Graphic Arts Certificate of Excellence in 1983, the American Poetry Association Award in 1986 --- " and many others. "--- a very interesting person with a wealth of experience ... View more info

Ludolf Liberts

By: Reau, Louis Member, Institut De France.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Gramatu Draugs: 1970

Seller ID: 000709

Condition: Very Good


26 colour plates. Introduction in Latvian, English, French, German. List of paintings and acknowledgements in all four languages. Attractive red cloth has a very faint mark on front cover, else a very clean, bright, tight copy. "By turns a painter of historical subjects, of portraits, of landscapes, Ludofs Liberts appears today as the national painter of Latvia" (L. Reau.) ( Latvian impressionist with works in the Louvre. Liberts died in exile in New York in 19... View more info

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The Baltic States A survey of the political and economic structure and the foreign relations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

By: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Westport, Greenwood Press,: 1970

Seller ID: 003158

Condition: Very Good +


194pp. Foldout map. Reprinted from the 1938 Oxford University Press Edition. Ownership on top of front endpaper, else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. Contents: Historical and political. Historical background ; The World War and the emergence of the independent states ; Internal consolidation in the succession of states ; Constitutional and political problems of the succession states ; Foreign relations ; Special problems of Lithuania's foreign policy. -- B.... View more info

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Vilhelms Purvitis Reprodukciju Albums

By: Savickis Peteris

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1989

Seller ID: 002377

Condition: As New


Unpaginated (about 110) An attractive fresh looking, as new copy. Initial Text in Latvian then summaries in Latvian, Russian, English and German. Selected works by the notable Latvian impressionist, Vilhelms Purvitis. Text and artwork selection by Peteris Savickis, art photography by Andrejs Tose. xx View more info

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The Ship And Ither Poems

By: Scott, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 003867

Condition: Very Good +


63pp. Very good+ clean priceclipped dj. Owner's bookplate. Acquisition date neatly inscribed on t.p. An attractive, bright, tight copy.. Title in bright gilt letters on spine. Poems written in Scottish. "Tom Scott (1918-95) was one of the major 20th-century poets in Scots, a leading member of the second generation of Scottish Renaissance writers, and an important scholar of Scottish medieval verse. -- Scott believed that only the long poem could offer an integrated ... View more info

How I Got to be So Grand Poems

By: Shapiro, Daniel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dundas, Phoenix Books: 2010

Seller ID: 000914

Condition: Fine


156pp. New. By turns charming, witty, silly, and whimsical, this is an unusual, smart book of light verse from a wonderful and peculiarly able poet. Shapiro writes the kind of clever nonsense poems that have found their inspiration in his "Glavins Pub" View more info

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Lament

By: Shapiro, Daniel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Hamilton, Phoenix Books: 2013

Seller ID: 002109

Condition: New


104pp. NEW. " " Timor mortis conturbat me" an age-old lament. But do we fear death itself? Or is it rather the fear of death that we find so disturbing? A striking and mature work of art - entertaining, allusive and profound - from a writer whose poetry Northrop Frye called "lively, witty, sharply pointed." ( Publisher) View more info

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Twelve Sonnets

By: Solway, David Twelve Sonnets

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Montreal, Mansfield Book Mart: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003879

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated [20] including ffe. With Erata leaf. M.B.M. Monograph Series Number Three Edited by Jack Hannan Composed and Printed by Little Press and Gallery Editions Limited. A very good, clean, unmarked copy ""Solway, who published a collection entitled Twelve Sonnets two years after Dudek's pronouncement [ "---Death of the Sonnet" -- "Sonnets are no longer the mainstream of poetry""), was not to be deterred. He notes with amusement and e... View more info

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The Colour of the Times The Collected Poems of Raymond Souster

By: Souster, Raymond

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003901

Condition: Very Good +


121pp. SIGNED by author. Ephemera: Includes a contemporary book review. A very good dj enclosed in an attractive mylar protector. Previous owners neat sig. on ffe. Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. 250 poems from 1937 - 1963, Souster won the Governor General's Prize for Poetry for this book. pgs View more info

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A Divided Voice

By: Sparshott, Francis

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1965

Seller ID: 003906

Condition: Very Good +


71pp. Acquisition info. discreetly inscribed on t.p. Else a very good, clean, tight copy. Sparshott was "a professor of ethics and the author of a remarkable book on aesthetics. The whole collection is pervaded by his wit, which is distilled in some excellent light verse and becomes truly comic in 'Lines for a Future Astronaut' and 'Song of Rolland', and by poetic ingenuity and arresting images. His command of formal thinking is reflected in his elegance of poetic... View more info

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Res Baltica A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis (1887-1948

By: Sprudzs, Adolfs and Rusis, Armins

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Leyden, A.W. Sijthoff: 1968

Seller ID: 002847

Condition: Almost As New


303 pp. Almost as new. All in English with 16 page bibliography of Bilmanis' work. "Dr. Bilmanis' memory could best be honoured by a memorial volume of essays, written by subject specialists the ----fields of history, law, political science .... Contributory essays by: Ilmars Bekeris, Uldis Germanis, George Ginsburg, Walter S. Hanchett, Paulis I. Lazda, Dietrich A Loeber, Peter B. Maggs, Armins Rusis, S. Prakash Sinha, Adolf Sprudzs. "Ievada ir 14 lp. gars Ado... View more info

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Baltic Drama A Handbook and Bibliography

By: Straumanis, Alfreds

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Prospect Heights, Waveland Press: 1981

Seller ID: 001507

Condition: Very Good ++


705 pp, Bibliography, extensive index of titles. A very good, clean tight bright copy. An informative scholarly work covering Baltic drama up to the date of publication. " In addition to listing idividual works, the plots of many of these are also summarised at varying lengths. "A handbook not only for the scholar and student of Baltic drama, but also for the practising theatre artist; a bibliography not only for finding a title or two, but also for the libraria... View more info

Black Tribute to Black Jazz Musicians

By: Strecker, James

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Mini Mocho Press: 1990

Seller ID: 000933

Condition: Almost As New


60pp. An almost as new copy, appears unread. Foreward by Oscar Peterson. Drawings by Harold Town. Signed by strecker on ffe. "To Inara my favourite s - a Love, Jim James Strecker 1990 P.S. Nag!" "James Strecker has a very musical approach to poetry and succeeds in carrying his reader along his improvisational pathways through the very misunderstood personalities of the jazz world. --These painful yet sensitive descriptions and drawings serve to carry a... View more info

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Latvijas Okupacijas Muzeja Gadagramata Yearbook The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 2004 CINA PAR BALTIJU BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC

By: Strods, Heinrihs ; Nollendorfs, Valters Editors

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Riga, Latvijas Okupacijas Muzejs: 2005

Seller ID: 003010

Condition: Very Good +


340pp. Illustrated. Informative chapter summaries in English. Although the bulk of the text is in Latvian, the English languague summarised contents include :Lithuanian police batalions and other paramilitary units in World War II; Estonian military units in German armed forces and police during the second world war; May day celebrations in Nazi occupied Latvia 1942 -1945; The "Latgale question" during the German Occupation (1941 - 1944): Aspects of National Socialist r... View more info

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Latviesu Tautas Dziesmas Chansons Populaires Lettonnes Vols I - XII

By: Svabe, A ; Straubergs, K [editors]

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Imanta: 1952

Seller ID: 002267

Condition: Very Good +


12 volumes 1952 -1956. V1 431pp. V2 470pp. V3 491pp. V4 441pp. V5 460pp. V6 508pp. V7 479pp. V8 459 pp. V9 410pp. V10 434pp. V11 631pp. V12 165pp. Very good condition. A complete set without any markings. Undoubtedly a monumental work. Each volume with its own table of contents listing themes contained within and complete contents in Vol 12. Each volume contains a significant if not substantial ethnographic essay or comentary on the material. Additional p... View more info

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How Stalin Got the Baltic States A Search for Historic Truth

By: Sveics, Vilnis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Jersey City, Jersey City State University: 1991

Seller ID: 003569

Condition: Very Good +


32pp Pamphlet. A very good, clean, bright copy "---- it was the victors of the Second World War who agreed on a peace of the graveyard, which brought decades of suffering to more than one hundred million people in Eastern and Central Europe. The Baltic nations were among the victims. ---- Roosevelt and Churchill fully understood the nature of their betrayal--" View more info

Maizes Smarza Aroma Of Bread Duft Des Brotes

By: Talbergs, Janis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Riga, Avots: 1988

Seller ID: 000737

Condition: Very Good +


183pp. In original slipcase. Almost as new. Attractive, arresting, almost folkloric photographs of the Latvian countryside through the changes of its seasons by one of Latvia's master photographers. Text in Latvian, Russian, English and German. "vina fotografetas Latvijas ainavas daudzkart eksponetas izstades gan musu valsti, gan arzemes - (Talbergs) Dzimtenes ziemelnieciskas dabas skarbumu, Latvijas gadskartu mainas un zemes darba surumu iegulis albuma "Ma... View more info