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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

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The Martyrology Book1 Book2

By: Nichol, B.P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003907

Condition: Very Good

Both volumes unpaginated. Both very good with leaflets present in vg condition. Includes Governor General's Award band which has been opened and is likewise, not in fine but in vg condition. Both volumes tight and clean but with some very light edgewear to spine and with some spinal discolouration. ----Else very good. " In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet's instructor and, thro... View more info

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Bread, Wine And Salt

By: Nowlan, Alden

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke Irwin And Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003880

Condition: Very Good +

74pp. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Dj. unmarked without wear, unclipped, spine and cover edges show sunning, Bookplate on ffe. and neatly inscribed acquisition information on tp. Covers show .7cm flaring, else a clean, bright, tight copy. "Celebrated Canadian poet Alden Nowlan’s most distinguished work is perhaps his poetry collection Bread, Wine and Salt, for which he won the Governor General’s Award in the same year that he won the Guggenheim Fellowship. It is clear ... View more info

Massa's Short History of the Muscovite Wars " A Short History of the Beginnings and Origins of These Present Wars in Moscow Under the Reighn of Various Sovereigns Down to the Year 1610 By Isaac Massa

By: Orchard, G. Edward (translator)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1982

Seller ID: 000670

Condition: Very Good +

235pp. Extensive notes, bibliography, index Translated and with an introduction by G. Edward Orchard. " The opening decade of the seventeenth century was, for Russia one of great turmoil. Eyewitness to many of these events was Isaac Massa, who came to Moscow from the Netherlands... an astute and observant youth. " View more info

Meson Theory of Nuclear Forces

By: Pauli, Wolfgang

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Interscience Publishers, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000956

Condition: Very Good +

69pp. A very good, clean, tight copy with the emminent Baltic academic's, professor Fricis Gulbis neat ownership signiature on the tp. above the title. "The purpose of this volume is to make accessible to a larger number of readers the lectures which I gave in the autumn of 1944 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Without pretending to contain anything essentially new, they may serve to give to students and resarch workers a first orientation in the more ... View more info

Rites, A Guatemalan Boyhood

By: Perera, Victor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1986

Seller ID: 001013

Condition: Almost As New

194pp. A very good, clean, tight, bright, almost as new copy. "Rites packs a lot into a relatively small space. It balances many themes simultaneously-- the insanity of some of Latin America's cruelest dictators; Jewish life in isolated corners of the world; and Latin America's spicy, colorful blend of Spanish and indigenous cultures--without ever delving into trivia or sappiness. Even more importantly, it tells a universal story of a boy trying to define the meaning ... View more info

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Fortress Cholm

By: Perro, Oskars

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Toronto, Kurland Publishing: 1992

Seller ID: 004084

Condition: As New

208pp. 50th Aniversary Edition, in English A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. ""... regardless of how excellent the Germans are as soldiers, the traditional weakness of Germans as politicians is a really catastrophic problem" ( from the introductory chapter) A detailed, eyewitness non German military memoir of the remarkable battle for Cholm. View more info

Image for Bazilija Plinija Slavas dziesma Rigai  Der Ruhmgesang auf Riga The Encomium to Riga.

Bazilija Plinija Slavas dziesma Rigai Der Ruhmgesang auf Riga The Encomium to Riga.

By: Plinius, Basilius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava : Latvijas kulturas Fonds: 1997

Seller ID: 002569

Condition: New

428pp. NEW Encomium inclitae civitatis Rigae metropolis Livoniae. Polyglot Edition. Latin facsimile; Latvian, English, German and Russian translations. ( Includes facsimili of the 1595 bedition) Includes esays on both the Encomium and its Author repeated in all four languages.) View more info

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Latvijas Ligzdojoso Putnu Atlants 1980-1984. Latvian Breeding Bird Atlas 1980-1984.

By: Priednieks J.; Strazds M.; Petrins A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Riga, Zinatne: 1989

Seller ID: 001493

Condition: Very Good +

349. Extensively illustrated ( Birds in b&w) with sighting locations for each species listed. Text in Latvian, English and Russian " Maps of distribution demonstrate the occurence of all bird species. In addition, breeding biotopes are chasracterized, for some species data on breeding density are given -" View more info

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Unpunished Crimes Latvia Under Three Occupations

By: Puisans, Tadeuss. Edited By.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Memento Daugavas Vanagi: 2003

Seller ID: 003143

Condition: Almost As New

300pp. Almost as new. A bright, tight copy. "Today's Russia, the legal heir to the Communist Soviet Union, continues to cover up and even deny the crimes of the Bolsheviks ... Russian politicians continue to threaten the Baltic States and interfere in their internal affairs...." View more info

Janis Rozentals

By: Pujate, Inta

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1991

Seller ID: 000973

Condition: Almost As New

(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

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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 discussio... 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

English-Latvian Dictionary Anglu-Latviesu Vardnica 4th. Revised and Enlarged Edition Aprox. 22 000 Entries

By: Rashkevich, J; Sosar, M; Timenchik, L

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Riga, Avots: 1985

Seller ID: 000659

Condition: Very Good +

818pp. Handy, concise, desk size dictionary. Vardnica domata ... studentiem, ka ari visiem tiem, kas macas anglu valodu, lasa anglu valoda.... 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

Die SS Tragodie Einer Deutschen Epoche Mit 243 Kurzbiographien.

By: Reitlinger, Gerald

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Wein, Verlag Kurt Desch: 1957

Seller ID: 001021

Condition: Very Good +

480pp. Titel der englischen Originalausgabe The SS Alibi of a Nation 1922-45 In German. Based almost entirely on original German documents, including the captured files of the SS leadership, The SS: Alibi of a Nation gives a final account of the Nazi Praetorian Guard. With steadily mounting tension, the story moves from the origins of the SS before 1923 to its supremacy, twenty years later. The author sees the SS not as an historical accident, but as a tyrannical expr... 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: $18.00

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 visi... 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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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

The Spice Box An Anthology of Jewish Canadian Writing

By: Sinclair, Gerri; Wolfe, Morris Selected By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester Orpen & Denys: 1981

Seller ID: 001017

Condition: Very Good +

310pp Dj. price clipped, else a ery good, clean, tight copy "Now, for the first time, the best that has been written about Jewish Canadian life - fiction non fiction and poetry - is brought together in this superb anthology. The Spice Box is a unique cellebration - an engaging, panoramic view of Jewish Canadian Life, past and present.." Publisher) Leornard Cohen, A. M. Klein, Irving Layton, Eli Mandel, Mordecai Richler et. al. View more info

The Bass Saxaphone

By: Skvorecky, Joseph

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester Orpen & Denys: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000929

Condition: Very Good +

186pp. Price sticker on bottom back cover, else a very good, clean, tight copy Signed by Skvorecky on the half title: " To Inara cordially Joseph Skvorecky 13.10.95 Toronto," Translated by Kaca Polackova-Henly" These two humane and passionate stories--- brilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazis and the Soviets."(Publisher) "Superlative, greatly moving --- These are luminous novellas --- fabulous" (New York Times Book Review) 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 even a wry satisfaction how K... View more info