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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

Flying In To Love

By: Thomas, D. M.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000930

Condition: Very Good +


242pp. Two small price stickers on rear cover, otherwise a very good, clean, bright, tight copy, signed by D.M.Thomas on the title page: "For Inara Thank you for your fine writing DM Thomas November 97" "" Thomas has fixed his penetyrating gazer on America's deepest public shame and created a haunting, caustic novel about the (Kennedy) assasination --- his portrayal of our mass psyche rings ultimately true." ( Chicago Tribune) View more info

Lying Together

By: Thomas, D. M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Viking Penguin: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000962

Condition: Very Good +


247pp A very good, clean tight copy signed by the author " on the tp. "For Inara Soul with f?? your ???? D M Thomas May(?) 95 Hope we work together! And we did again! DM " Darkly comic, erotic richly textured novel" (Publisher) "Unquestionably inventive, entertaining and funny." ( Washington Times) View more info

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The Owl In The Tree

By: Thwaite, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003874

Condition: Very Good +


59pp. Dj very good, light fading to spine, priceclipped. Bookplate on ffe and neatly inscribed acquisition information on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy.Thwaite ... literary executor to Philip Larkin--- but Thwaite’s poems roam more widely than Larkin’s did; his work spans millennia, several continents and dozens of people’s perspectives.-- The Owl in the Tree ( author's second book), is concerned with a very English type of domesticity. Some ... View more info

The Huron Indians 1615-1649

By: Tooker, Elisabeth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Midland, Huronia Historical Development Council: 1967

Seller ID: 000931

Condition: Very Good +


183pp. A very good, clean, tight copy. Extensive references. Published by the Huronia Historical Development Council and the Ontario Department of Education through the co-operation of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. "we are able to see --- the ammount of information available concerning different aspects of Huron Culture --- The Huron League -- surrouinding tribes -- travel and intertribal relations--material culture-- settlement patterns and subsistence-... View more info

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A Visitor From Latvia A Novel

By: Upeslacis, Sandra

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, Town Press: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001082

Condition: Almost As New


274pp. SIGNED by author on t.p. A clean, bright, tight, almost as new copy. "The Petersons family of Toronto receives a visitor from the homeland. Life will never be the same, and romance may be to blame." ( Publisher} "As a Latvian-American-Canadian ,it was easy to identify with the first generation life-style of the struggling and Latvian...trying to come to terms with living "here" but belonging emotionally to "there" and trying to mak... View more info

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Selected Poems

By: Vacietis, Ojars

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1979

Seller ID: 002605

Condition: Very Good


125pp. Translated from the Latvian by Ruth Speirs. "The poems accquaint the reader with some of Vacietis favourite themes - respect for and love of nature; condemnation of complacency, hipocrisy and artificiality... Spiers achieves a good compromise....remaining true to the original while creating an esthetically pleasing poem." View more info

Selected Poems

By: Viirlaid, Arved

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Lyre Press: 2001

Seller ID: 000501

Condition: Very Good +


Selected and translated from the Estonian by T.E. Moks and R.W. Stedingh "Selected Poems is a worthy contribution to the other canon of Estonian literature: the one that, despite its inevitable halts and casualties, still, brick by brick, goes on building the image of Estonian literary culture in the eyes of the world" (J. Talvet) View more info

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A Life's Journey: Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia

By: Vitols Dixon, Nadine

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis: 2005

Seller ID: 001480

Condition: Almost As New


227pp. Photographs. Almost as new. Biography of Latvia's President, VVF. Includes bibliography and chronology. As a psychology professor, psycholinguist and Latvian folklorist VVF had already established an impressive reputation before her return to Latvia. After the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, Latvia along with the two other Baltic nations, Lithuania and Estonia, saw an opportunity to break free and declared independence.Seven Years later, V... View more info

A Sussex Garland A Nostakgic and Lighthearted Collection of Rhymes, Recollections and Recipes of the Sussex Year

By: Wales, Tony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Godfrey Cave Associates: 1979

Seller ID: 000968

Condition: Almost As New


126pp. Atrractive price-clipped dj. enclosed in mylar protector. Gift inscription on ffe, else an almost as new copy. " A Sussex Garland-- moves through the traditional Sussex year, recording the old customs, listening to family reminiscences of the not always so good old days --- offering a wide range of time honoured Sussex recipes" Late nineteenth and early twentieth century contemporary photographs, picture postcards--- 110 photographs and drawings"... View more info

The Stubborn Particulars of Grace

By: Wallace, Bronwen

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc: 1987

Seller ID: 000926

Condition: Almost As New


112pp. Almost as new. "Wallace was heavily influenced by Al Purdy, whose example taught her to structure poems as narratives instead of lyrics. Her intention was to organize poems the way women get together to tell stories. Story, for Wallace, was never complete but achieved its meaning through cumulative effect." (O.U.P.) View more info

Soviet Army Uniforms 1961

By: War Office

Price: $18.00

Publisher: (London), War Office: 1961

Seller ID: 000918

Condition: Very Good +


91 pp. A very good, bright, tight copy. with a clean, ostensibly military library stamp on ffe. " The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide all units and intelligence staffs with the means for quick and accurate identification of Soviet Army troops." Numerous full page colour illustrations of uniforms with additional colour and b&w illustrations of insignia and decorations. View more info

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10 Lessons In Autobiography

By: Whiteman, Bruce

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Guelph, Gryphon Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003885

Condition: Fine


[14] pamphlet Fine. Sewn with thread.. Signed by the author. Limmited edion of 110 copies this being #62 . "My songs cease, I abandon them, From behind the screen where I hid I advance personally soley to you." Whiteman. 10 meditations on autobiography by the author. Very light item. Shipped at cost. View more info

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The Sun At Your Thighs The Moon At Your Lips

By: Whiteman, Bruce

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Willowdale On., Pireus Press: 1978

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003886

Condition: Almost As New


Almost as new . An attractive copy. A Canadian small press publication. A signed and numbered copy: 90/300. Whiteman, former Canadian rare books librarian, literary critic, reviewer and poet has a number of attractively printed small books such as this to his credit. Smaller lighter items mailed at below standardised rate. pgs View more info

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Symptoms of Loss Poems

By: Williams, Hugo

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003871

Condition: Very Good +


44pp. Very good, clean dj.j. shows some light wear to spine and extremities. Previous owner's bookplate on ffe. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, bright copy. Author has won numerous awards starting with his first book.. Over the decades William has written " open, deceptively simplistic poems that blend a civilised, charming narrative style with the often sensational vicissitudes of human relations... his first collection, Sy... View more info

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Sugar Daddy

By: Williams, Hugo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003875

Condition: Very Good +


55pp. Dj shows some light edgewear with a light crease to inner flap. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy. By the time of his second collection, Sugar Daddy , Williams' mature poetic voice seemed fully established, with familial, domestic concerns and matters of the heart providing the raw material for a wide-eyed lyricism, and candour replacing the safety net of irony ---Sugar Daddy also indulged a taste for d... View more info

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The Dream Animal

By: Wright, Charles

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003878

Condition: Very Good +


39pp. Dark blue cloth covers with very light rubbing to spine tips ---- but as bookseller Simon Temple has observed, the very scarce hardcover issue has a redish stain to the front free endpaper.... here in this case -- it is at the top right corner of the endpaper. . Please note the price inscriptions on the ffe. ( see jpg.). Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy Eventual Pulitzer prize winner and U.S. Poet Lauriate's first book of poems .... published i... View more info

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Western Time A Traditional Poem

By: Wright, Keith

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003905

Condition: Very Good +


43 + [1] pp. A very good, clean dj. Bookplate on ffe., acquisition info. discreetly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "A new mythology haunts modern literature; it comprises of myths of such outsiders as the sexual pervert, the wandering rebel, the lonely artist, and the socially deprived. Certain of these myths appear in Western Time where they are given the aesthetic unity of a long poem. The general theme is the problem of regeneration-... View more info