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No Such Place Lasts Summerlong Poems

By: Andrejs Eglitis Velta Snikere

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Youlgrave, International Poetry Society & Hub Publications Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 000985


67pp. Some slight edgewear to spine and extremities, otherwise, a very good, clean, tight copy. Translations by V. Snikere, introductionn by Derek Stanford. "The poems of Andrejs Eglitis are frequently the production of strong patriotic imagination and this is one of the elements that has been responsible for hiswide reputation among his countrymen --- It has been said of Miss Snikere that she writes "subconciously conceived poems bearing the stamp of surrealism. Man... View more info

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Latvian Weaving Techniques

By: Apinis - Herman, Anita

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press: 1993

Seller ID: 003943


136pp. Illustrated with pattern diagrams and colourv photographs. Some almost invisible scotch tape on front free endpaper, else almost as new. An attractive copy.This usefull handbook of Latvian weaving techniques covers all basic weave types such as plain weave, twill and satin weave, textured weaves and combination weaves. Its aim is to present as many Latvian designs as possible using between four and eight shafts" ( Publisher). " (Outstanding reference!!! This is... View more info

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Alias Grace

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001753


470 pp. Unread. Signed by Atwood on title page. An attractive copy. "Margaret Atwood has always written her characters from the inside out. She knows them: in their hearts, their bones. For many years now she has been a stylist of sensuous power. In Alias Grace she has surpassed herself, writing with a glittering, singing intensity. " (NYRB Hilary Mantel) View more info

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Manfreds (Manfred)

By: Bairons, Lords (George Gordon Byron, Baron)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Riga, Gramatu Zieds: 1940

Seller ID: 003073


168pp. Light brown pressed coth. Almost as new. An attractive copy. illustrated by O. Noritis. Translated by Andrejs Johansons with an substantial afterword in Latvian "". Bairona dzive un dzeja" pp 127 -168" xxx View more info

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The Latvian Legion Selected Documents

By: Baltais, Mirdza Kate

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Amber Printers and Publishers: 1999

Seller ID: 003638


169pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. "Baltais's book casts considerable light on the situation of the Legion by examining it in terms of what really happened, rather than of political dogma. This involved consulting original documents, something that has been lacking in some analyses that have condemned all members of the Legion as war criminals by virtue of membership of the Legion alone. This book is well-organized and well written. It draws balanced conclus... View more info

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Der Tag A Play

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London New York Toronto, Hodder and Stoughton: 1915

Seller ID: 003808


39. [1]. [7] pp. including publisher's advertisments with " Printed 1915 in Great Britain at the Edinburgh Press 68 Old Bailey, London, E.C." on the bottom of unnumbered page [40] Gilt lettering on spine. Front cover partially "sunned", Neat acquisition date on margin of t.p. else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. No dust jacket. This edition without the sub title " The Tragic Man". "Barrie’s Der Tag (1914), a short play --- ,was first produced, as par... View more info

The Caves of the Crystal Cliffs

By: Baruss, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Author's Publication:

Seller ID: 001443


13pp. Small, almost imperceptible, l ight colouration on cover else a very clean, bright, unmarked copy. A short children's adventure story set in presentday Nova Scotia with a timewarp to Micmac days gone by. View more info

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Latvian Poetry

By: Baumanis, Arturs [Compiled and Edited by]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Augsburg, A. Baumanis: 1946

Seller ID: 002889


133pp. "An anthology of Latvian lyrics in English versions, including the Story of Latvian poetry with sidelights on the history of Latvia by ... J. Burtnieks. ( a substantial introductory essay ). Some minor age wear to cover. A good+, sound, solid clean but yellowed paper copy. View more info

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Navajo Weaving Way

By: Bennett, Noel; Bighorse, Tiana

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Loveland, Interweave Press: 1997

Seller ID: 001476


158pp. Photographs, drawings, designs. Prev. ownership on t.p., some very light edgewear, else a very good, clean, tight copy. "Navajo Weaving Way is a compilation of Noël Bennett's earlier books on Navajo rug-weaving traditions, Working with the Wool and Designing with the Wool, both now out of print. This book augments the information in Bennett's out-of-print works with all-new chapters on spinning, carding and dyeing techniques. Illustrations include photograph... View more info

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Collected Poems

By: Bernard Spencer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Allan Ross Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: 003868


96pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy with acquisition particulars neatly inscribed on tp. Dj with a small chip on front cover and on rear enclosed in mylar protetor, else an attractive copy. " Spencer was a distinctive voice in 20th-century English poetry, and a central figure in the Personal Landscape group of wartime Cairo writers. He spent much of his time, in Greece, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Austria, the settings for many of his poems. ---- his ex... View more info

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The Chinese Art of Tea

By: Blofeld, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, 1985

Seller ID: 001482


169pp. An attractive almost as new, bright, tight copy "Its tone is reflective and its pace suitably unhurried for its topic and theme. A skilled interpreter of Asian culture, John Blofeld provides a mixture of lore, poems, legends, travel narratives (often during WWII in the "Bohea" or Wu-I mountains of Fukien), ceremonial suggestions, and practical advice. Tea, in the Chinese version, emphasizes conversation, contemplation and conviviality, if far less... View more info

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Watcher of Men The Selected Poems (1947-1966)

By: Bourinot, Arthur S

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Arthur S. Bourinot: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003888


127pp. SIGNED by author on tp. Neat previous ownership on ffe.Some light sunning on spine and edges, inconspicuously inscribed aquisition information on t.p. Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. " Winner of the Governor General's award for poetry in 1939 for frank poems about the depression and the coming war he is also known as " "a deft versifier enthralled with the beauty of nature, a major subject of both his poems and his paintings." Smaller, lighter b... View more info

Izaicinajums Pirma Latvijas Valsts Prezidente Vaira-Vike Freiberga

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis: 2003

Seller ID: 000348


367pp. Illustrated. Nine page summary in English about the first woman president of Latvia. " Kerties pie prezidentes Vairas Vikes-Freibergas ir izaicinajums, ko tikai Caklais atbilstosi savam spejam var veikt - ar savu bezbailibu un energiju. Un, protams, ar savu radoso dzejnieka izdomu, izpratni un empatiju, kas pa laikam neatsakas no ironijas un atkapes no parliecigas musu ... politikes pargaismosanas" (J. Silenieks) View more info

Prieksajuta Premonition Dzeja Poetry

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1987

Seller ID: 000673


143pp. Translated by Ruth Speirs Almost as new. "...commitment expresses itself in tenderness as well as irony, but most often in a streak of compassion that feeds his poetry like an underground stream." (A. Ivaska) " Dear reader, set your watch by Caklais's clock. What time is it.... by Caklais's.. it is The Hour of the Hedgehog, the Second of the Grasshopper..."( Andrei Voznesensky) View more info

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The Black Book of Communism Crimes, Terror Repression

By: Courtois, Stephanie (et al)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 003915


857pp. Translated from the French. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. " ... reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over seventy years." Heavy book, Some additional postage required. View more info

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The Whispering Roots

By: Day Lewis, C

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Johnathan Cape: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003869


58pp. Very good priceclipped dj. Acquisition particulars neatly inscribed on t.p., else an attractive, clean, bright, tight copy. "C. Day Lewis is the first Poet Laureate to regard himself as 'an expatriate son of Ireland'. In his new book he shows himself freshly aware of the voices that come to him from his Anglo-Irish heredity and early environment. Besides elegant and charactersitic evocations of persons and places he had known in Ireland, there are several poe... View more info

Fighter The True Story of the Battle of Britain

By: Deighton, Len

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000950


304pp. Numerous photographs, two colour diagrams, maps, bibliography and index. Previous ownership on fep, else an attractive, clean, bright copy enclosed in mylar dj. protector. An extensively researched book with an introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. "For the first time the battle is described as much from the German as the British point of view" ( Publisher) View more info

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Latvia In Transition

By: Dreifelds, Juris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 003314


214pp. Neat ownership sig. on ffe. else avery good, clean, tight copy "Of greatest concern, according to Dreifelds, is the need for Latvia to be constantly vigilant against its large neighbor to the east, and to develop a strong support network in the West of economic, and if necessary, military backing should Russia (again) become aggressive - this book is excellent for students and other readers wishing to gain a focused understanding of Latvian independence and ... View more info

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The Baltic Dilemma The Case of the de Jure Recognition by Australia of the Incorporation of the Baltic States into the Soviet Union.

By: Dunsdorfs Edgars

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Robert Speller & Sons: 1975

Seller ID: 003975


302pp. Very slight bump to lower front corner. A very good, clean, tight, bright copy. Dj, likewise very good. " The refusal by most free nations to grant the USSR de jure recognition of its rape of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is a most important matter of principle.Professor Dunsdorfs well documented book should help Australia return to the moral basis in foreign affairs previously characterizing its history and serve as a warning to other nations to avoid lapsi... View more info

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A Key to Modern British Poetry

By: Durrell, Lawrence

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1952

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003909


209pp. Third printing 1972. Some light wear to dj. Acquisition info. discreetly inscribed on tp. Else a clean, bright, tight unmarked copy. Although the poetry referred to is no longer "modern", it is still quite significant as are Durell's particular insights. "The author opens his discussion with an examination of the connection between Einstein's theories of relativity and modern poetry. He then considers the effect of psychology---- theories have radically alte... View more info