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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

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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Home Free

By: Johnston, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1966

Edition: First Edition

64pp. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, clean, tight,unmarked copy. Without dust jacket and apparently issued as such. , ""the achievement is substantial, skilful, and emotionally exact. The extended technical resources broaden and establish more solidly his own tunes and his own vision - distinctive, quaint, witty, serious, recognizable, unashamedly idiosyncratic --- subtle and effortless precision, its unobtrusive technica... View more info

How I Got to be So Grand Poems

By: Shapiro, Daniel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dundas, Phoenix Books, 2010

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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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

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

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Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, 1915

Edition: Later Edition

459pp. A very good + copy. Green cloth boards with an attractive Art Nouveau design stamped into front cover and spine. Covers virtually unworn but for some very faint rubbing to top and bottom of spine edges. A clean, tight copy. With eight illustrations by Byam Shaw. "The story of Hypatia - mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher - who was caught up in a conflict between the Church and the Roman Empire, and murdered by a Christian mob in 415 AD. The Alexandrian ... View more info

Inta's Poems II

By: Ezergailis, Inta Miska

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Ithaca, Ulysses House, 2006

164pp. Photographs. Includes a short essay, "Inta The Poet" that has several discrete, short underlinings, otherwise a very good, clean bright copy. "Inta was a Latvian, yet that fact she hardly mentions in her poetry. Instead it is conveyed through words and imagery.....a word or a phrase suddenly awakens all my encrusted Latvian senses: suddenly I see, touch, smell, listen, taste...." (Astrid Stahnke) View more info

Izaicinajums Pirma Latvijas Valsts Prezidente Vaira-Vike Freiberga

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis, 2003

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

Janis Rozentals

By: Pujate, Inta

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma, 1991

(300) 205 Colour plates, 86 monochrome reproductions of posters, sketches; some photographs included. Extensive essay in Latvian with summaries in Russian, German and English. An attractive copy in clean, bright, tight condition. Large size: 12.5" x 9" "Latvian painter, graphic designer, writer, critic and teacher -- In both his art and writings he conveyed his synthetic approach and his underlying concern for raising the level of all branches of the a... View more info

King Log

By: Hill, Geoffrey

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch, 1976

70pp. A very good, clean, tight, bright copy. Third impression. "A small collection, it nevertheless serves as an excellent introduction to the poet, showing many of his concerns and much of his talent in poems that are concise and lyrical. --Beginning with the important Ovid in the Third Reich, Hill's interests here include the horrors of the Third Reich, but also look farther back in history, using the examples of the fates of numerous poets in several of th... View more info

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By: Shapiro, Daniel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Hamilton, Phoenix Books, 2013

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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Latvia In Transition

By: Dreifelds, Juris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1996

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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Latvian - Jewish Relations

By: Lejins, J

Price: $15.00

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

Inscription: Signed by Author

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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Latvian Literature Under the Soviets: 1940-1975

By: Ekmanis, Rolfs

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Belmont, Nordland Publishing Co., 1978

533pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. (Dr. Ekmanis deals in turn with the first year of Soviet rule (1940-1941), Latvian Communist writers in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945, Literary Decline During the Period of Zhdanovism, Latvian Literature During the First Thaw, 1953-1957, the Aftermath of the Thaw, 1957-1960, and, finally, the Battle for Cultural Autonomy. There are eighty-six pages of notes, and a massive "selected bibliography" of seventy-five pages." (Litu... View more info

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Latvian Poetry

By: Baumanis, Arturs [Compiled and Edited by]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Augsburg, A. Baumanis, 1946

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

Latviesu Kordziesmas Antologija I 1873-1917 Originaldziesmas Jauktiem Sieviesu Un Viru Koriem a Capela

By: Klotins, A. (compiled by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma, 1986

173pp. Spine slightly faded, else a very good, clean, tight copy. An anthology of Latvian Choral music for mixed choirs. "For choirs of other nationalities who would like to sing these songs in Latvian, a table of Latvian letters in phonetic transcription is appended." Composers represented: Baumanis, Ore, Jurjans, Straume, Vitols, Melngailis, Darzins, Kalnins, Zalitis, Kazocins, Abele. Introduction in Latvian, English and Russian. The Introduction is written in... View more info