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1 A Bible Student (re: Emanuel Swendenborg) EMANUEL SWENDENBORG - A Lecture - Revised and Extended
Philadelphia New Church Tract and Publication Society 1885 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good 24mo 
134 pp. Actually undated - circa 1885. Beige cloth-covered boards decorated in black on the front panel; red-edged all round - a miniature. Light wear at the corners; some of the red edging had bled onto the front cover; no interior markings. Swedenborg was born in 1688 and died in 1772, a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian and mystic. Heaven and Hell, his book about the afterlife, probably his most well-known work. Somehow, he managed to combine his Christianity with his science... 
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2 Anonymous (editor) (Beth Hanna; Elizabeth Dowdeswell; Erin Semande; Rita Rose; Jessica Taylor; Raheel Raza; Madison Hamilton; Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux; Natasha Henry; Allison Ward; Anne Kingston; Kimberly Murphy; Molly Shoichet) HERITAGE MATTERS - Spring 1018 - Women's Suffrage: An Unfinished Revolution
Toronto Ontario Heritage Trust 2018 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 4to 
41 pp. Magazine format. Very lightly rubbed on the corners. Illustrated with black and white, sepia-toned and colour photographs. The Contents are: Women's Rights Are Human Rights - The Fight for an Equal Voice by Beth Hanna; The Journey of Women's Empowerment by Elizabeth Dowdeswell; From Happy Hill to Parliament Hill: An Interview with Trailblazer the Honourable Jean Augustine; Women in Organized Labout by Erin Semande; Canada's First Elected Woman Chief - Elsie Knott by Rita Rose; Wages Due Lesbians by Jessica Taylor; A Canadian Muslim Woman Relects on 30 Years in Canada by Raheel Raza; Key Dates and Figures in the Women's Rights Movement in Ontario and Canada; The Women Behind the Estates by Madison Hamilton; Suffrage and Indigenous Women in Canada by Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux; Statistics; We've Always Been Here: Black Women's History of Voting Rights and Politics in Canada by Natasha Henry; Practices and Attitudes Die Slowly: Sexual Assault Legislation and Activism in Canada by Allison Ward; The Cult of Doris by Anne Kingston; Working for the Greater Good: Women's Voluntary Organizations in the Early 20th Century by Allison Ward; Elizabeth Bagshaw: Fighting for Reproductive Rights in Canada by Kimberly Murphy; and Shining a Light by Dr. Molly Shoichet 
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3 Aristotle (edited by Justin D. Kaplan) THE POCKET ARISTOTLE
New York Washington Square Press 1985 0671463772 / 9780671463779 Eighteenth Printing Paperback Very Good 
(xvi) 379 pp. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction by Justin D. Kaplan; Physics - translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye; Psychology - translated by J. A. Smith; Metaphysics - translated by W. D. Ross; Nicomachean Ethics - translated by W. D. Ross; Politics - translated by Benjamin Jowett; and Poetics - translated by Ingram Bywater. 
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4 Barbour, Ian G. WHEN SCIENCE MEETS RELIGION - Enemies - Strangers - or Partners
San Francisco Harper San Francisco 2000 006060381X / 9780060603816 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xiv) 205 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Four Views of Science and Religion: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; Astronomy and Creation: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; The Implications of Quantum Physics: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; Evolution and Continuing Creation: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; Neuroscience and Human Nature: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; and God and Nature: Conflict; Independence; Dialogue; Integration; followed by notes, an index of names and an index of selected topics. 
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5 Bhatia, Kamala (foreword by Dr. Armand Burke) THE MYSTICISM OF THOREAU AND ITS AFFINITY WITH INDIAN THOUGHT
Delhi, India Doaba House 1978 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Association Copy 8vo Signed by Author
38 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Inscribed twice by Kamala Bhatia to John Robert Colombo, once on the inside of the front cover and once on the contents page. Lightly rubbed on the corners; aside from the insciptions, no interior markings. The Contents are: Thoreau the Mystic; What Is Mysticism; Mysticism in Indian Thought; Mysticism in American Thought; and Analysis of Thoreau's Mysticism - Its Affinity with Indian Thought. 
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6 Bradbury, Ray BRADBURY SPEAKS - Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars
New York William Morrow and Company 2005 0060585684 / 9780060585686 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Ervin Serrano; 
(xi) 243 pp. Quarter-bound in blue on blue boards; lettered in silver on the spine; red endpapers; headband. Cover art by Ervin Serrano. Light edgewear on the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Essays on the past, the future and everything in between, this collection contains: Introduction; About Writing: My Demon, Not Afraid of Happiness; Vin Revivere or a Vintage Revisited; How Something Wicked Came; Lincoln's Doctor's Dog's Butterfly; The Whale, the Whim and I; All's Well That Ends Well... or, Unhappily Ever After; Remembrance of Books Past. About Science Fiction: Predicting the Past, Remembering the Future; Mars: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars; Earthrise and Its Faces; Falling Upward or Walking Backward to the Future; Beyond Giverny. About People: Mouser; Lord Russell and the Pipsqueak; More, Much More by Corwin; Because of the Wonderful Things He Does; A Milestone at Milestone's: Bonderchuk Remembered; Free Pass at Heaven's Gate; GBS: Refurbishing the Tin Woodman: Science Fiction with a Heart, a Brain and the Nerve. About Life: The Beautiful Bad Weather; The Affluence of Despair: America Through the Looking Glass; The Hunchback, the Phantom, the Mummy and Me; Any Friend of Trains is a Friend of Mine; I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore - The New Millennium, That Is; The Rabbit Hole Lost and Found Book Shoppe; Beyond 1984; The Ardent Blasphemers; That Future with a Funny Name; Hysteria, Goddess of Flight, or On Takeoff, Do Not Run Up and Down the Aisles Screaming; Time to Explore Again: Where Is the Madman Who'll Take Us to Mars. About Paris: Paris: Always Destroyed, Always Triumphant; The Sixty Minute Louvre: Paris by Stopwatch. About Los Angeles: Queen of Angels, Not Quite Ready for Her Close-Up; L.A. How Do I Love Thee; L.A. Outta the way and Let Us Happen; L.A. We Are the World: A New Millennium Revelation; and Disneyland, or Disney's Demon for Happiness; followed by Essay Sources. 
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7 Butler, D. E. THE STUDY OF POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR
London Hutchinson University Library 1959 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
128 pp. Black boards decorated in red and gilt on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Nature of the Subject; The Deductive Approach; The Descriptive Approach; The Quantitative Approach; The Sociological and Psychological Approach; The Practical Approach; and Possibilities and Limits; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
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8 Carlyle, Alexander; Crichton-Browne, Sir James THE NEMESIS OF FROUDE - A Rejoinder to James Anthony Froude's My Relations with Carlyle
New York and London John Lane: The Bodley Head 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
183 pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; gilt upper edge; glossy frontis. Light edge and corner wear with some wear at the head and foot of the spine; no interior markings; hinges tight, gutters intact. Includes a dropped-in order form from the publisher. James Anthony Froude, born in England in 1818, died in 1894, an historian, editor, biographer and novelist. His original intention had been to join the clergy. His book about Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane, showing their marital problems and Carlyle's selfish nature inspired this rejoinder. 
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9 Carstairs, G. M. THIS ISLAND NOW - The BBC Reith Lectures 1962
Middlesex, England Penguin Books 1964 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
112 pp. Penguin Book 2133. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: The First Years; Vicissitudes of Adolescence; The Changing Role of Women; Living and Partly Living; The Changing British Character; and This Island Now. 
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10 Confucius (K'ung) THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS
New York Philosophical Library 1968 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
128 pp. PL 144. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat but slightly faded spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Opinions Respecting Certain of His Disciples and Others; More Characteristics of Disciples; Chiefly Characteristics of Confucius Himself; Sayings of Tsang; More Sayings Respecting Himself; Confucius in Private and Official Life; Comparative Worth of Certain Disciples; The Master's Answers; More Answers on the Art of Governing; Good and Bad Government; Lessons of Practical Wisdom; and Supreme Ruler Should Never Part with His Authority. 
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11 Confucius (K'ung) THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS
New York Philosophical Library 1968 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
128 pp. Gray boards lettered in black on the spine. Some wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some darkening around the edges; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Opinions Respecting Certain of His Disciples and Others; More Characteristics of Disciples; Chiefly Characteristics of Confucius Himself; Sayings of Tsang; More Sayings Respecting Himself; Confucius in Private and Official Life; Comparative Worth of Certain Disciples; The Master's Answers; More Answers on the Art of Governing; Good and Bad Government; Lessons of Practical Wisdom; and Supreme Ruler Should Never Part with His Authority. 
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12 Dark, Sidney HOW TO ENJOY LIFE - Everyday Philosophy for Everyday People
London Hodder and Stoughton 1927 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good- Very Good- 12mo Frank Reynolds; 
190 pp. Blue boards lettered in black on the spine. Chipping at the head and foot of the spine on the dj with a few nicks and chips around the edges; light foxing on the endpapers with some mottling on the boards. Dj art by Frank Reynolds. The Chapters are: The Average Man; Members One of the Other; Friendship and Friends; Work and Play; Concerning Good Manners; Sentimentality Realism and the Ideal; The Body and the Soul; and The Conclusion of the Matter. 
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13 Davis, William (editor) (Gerald Durrell; Robert Heller; Cyril Ray; Alan Whicker; Clement Freud; Anthony Burgess; Richard Gordon; Nigel Dempster; Paul Johnson; Sheridan Morley; Ann Ryan; Benny Green; John Taylor; Bevis Hillier; Fenton Bresler) THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1980 0297778005 / 9780297778004 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
217 pp. Dark teal boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Illustrated with 36 line drawings from Punch Magazine. This collection contains: Animals by Gerald Durrell; Art by Bevis Hillier; Business by Robert Heller; Communications by David Taylor; Drink by Cyril Ray; Films by Alexander Walker; Food by Clement Freud; Law and Crime by Fenton Bresler; Literature by Anthony Burgess; Medicine by Richard Gordon; Men's Fashion by John Taylor; The Military by Alun Chalfont; Music by Alan Blyth; Playtime by Nigel Dempster; Politics by Paul Johnson; Pop Culture by Kenneth Robinson; Sport by Ian Wooldridge; Theatre by Sheridan Morley; Travel by Alan Whicker; Women's Fashion by Ann Ryan; and Young World by Benny Green. 
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14 de Gaultier, Jules (translated from the French by Gerald M. Spring) OFFICIAL PHILOSOPHY - and - PHILOSOPHY
New York Philosophical Library 1974 0802221335 / 9780802221339 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
136 pp. Both titles in a single volume. Green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; green upper edge. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some minor rubbing on the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: PART ONE: RATIONALISM AGAINST REASON: The Encyclopedic Forms of Rationalistic Belief: Borrowing from anterior forms of experience; Extension of the sovereignty of reason; The Kantian Forms of the Rationalistic Belief: Extension of the sovereignty of reason; The illegitimate character of this extension; The Pedagogical Forms of the Rationalistic Belief: How one makes up a rational genealogy for reason; A description of reason with a view to distinguishing it from the other activities of the mind produced in its name; The Metamorphoses of Reason in the Teaching of Morality: The Lecons de Philosophie of M. Malapert; A case of brusque mutation; M Leclere and ontological reason; The persistence of reason as a token organ in the sociological thesis of morality of M Durkheim; M Belot and reason in the sense of technique. PART TWO: SPIRITUALISM AGAINST THE SPIRIT: A Counterfeit of the Doctrines of Reason and of the Mind: The postulates of official philosophy; The doctrine of liberty; The realism of the adaequation rei et intellectus; The Characteristic Features of the Official Doctrine in M. Parodi: According to the author's personal enunciation; According to his estimations of philosophical systems; A Philosophy of Pure Knowledge: The inadequate as the norm of existence and of knowledge; The power of synthesis peculiar to this conception; Critique of the philosophies of intuition. 
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15 Divoky, Diane (editor) HOW OLD WILL YOU BE IN 1984 - Expressions of Student Outrage from The High School Free Press
New York Discus - Avon Books 1969 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
(xiii) 350 pp. Avon Discus W174. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: The Schools: No Place to Send a Kid; The Teacher Asks the Questions; Wanted: An Education. The Students: Time We Got Together; This Paper Is Ours; But Black. The Society: We Will Be Human; Structure Sucks; Looking for America. And A Document: A Study Report on the Montgomery County Public School System. 
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16 Dorris, Michael PAPER TRAIL
New York Harper Collins Publishers 1994 0060169710 / 9780060169718 First Edition Hardcover Good Only Very Good 8vo Ken Robbins; Signed by Author
(xi) 371 pp. Signed on the title page by Michael Dorris. Quarter-bound in burgundy cloth on burgundy boards; decorated in gilt on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; missing the front free endpaper; slight discolouration on the upper right corners of the first few pages. This collection of essays contains: FAMILY OCCASIONS: Packing Up; Sundays; The Contest; Father's Day; The New York Hat; The Train Cake; A Second Adoption; Growing Up; Mice. RITES OF PASSAGE: On the Road; The Quest for Pie; The Sentry. EVERYBODY'S CHILDREN: Thankfulness; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A National Perspective; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Parent's Perspective; Crossing the Line; Crazy Horse Malt Liquor; The Power of Love. INDIANS: I Isn't for Indian; Indians on the Shelf; Rewriting History; Discoveries; The Grass Still Grows the Rivers Still Flow: Contemporary Native Americans; The Hundred Year War for White Earth. LEARNING FROM MISTAKES: For Indians No Thanksgiving; Native American Literature in an Ethnohistorical Context; Mr Reagan and the Indians; Dances with Indians. OPENED DOORS: Beating the System; Trusting the Words; Summer Reading; Word from the Front; House of Stone; Little Fears. GOING PLACES: Americans All; Martyrs; Pen Pals; The Forgotten Algebra Test Nightmare; Life Stories. HOME: The Cherry Tree; Three Yards; Real and True Estate; Maintaining a Home; and Cutting Grass. 
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17 Etkind, Efim (translated by Peter France) NOTES OF A NON-CONSPIRATOR
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1978 0192117394 / 9780192117397 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 265 pp. First translated edition. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. In 1974, Etkind was forced to leave Russia; this book is an exploration, sometimes moving, sometimes grimly comic, of some of the realities of Soviet intellectual life. The Chapters are: On the Eve - 23 April 1974: Digression concerning Cyclists and Modern Barons; Digression concerning Stage Management. Drama in Four Acts: The Civic Execution - 25 April 1974: Act One: Digression concerning Publicity; Act Two: Digression concerning an Old Professor; Act Three: Digression concerning the Year 1949. Justice 1963 - 1964: Digression concerning Unbridled Form. The Sentence Affair 1968 - 1974: A Bitter Digression; Linguistic Digression: Prorabotka: Digression on How not to Live by Lies; Digression concering Gulliver and the Lilliputians. Talking about Poetry 1973 - 1974: Digression concerning Dignity and Freedom of Choice; Digression concerning Cannibals. The Noose Tightens - 10 April and 25 June 1974: Digression on the Theme: For Whose Benefit. Struggle for Life June - October 1974: At Home: Digression concerning Revolutionary Sense of Justice; Lyrical Digression: Mayakovsky Writers' House; Digression concerning State Security; Abroad: Digression concerning Emigration; and Coda; followed by Appendix One: Second hearing of the Case against I. Brodsky; and Appendix Two: Letter to the Executive of the Leningrad Writers' Organization and Executive of the Writers' Union of the RSFSR. 
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18 Falconer, Tim WATCHDOGS AND GADFLIES - Activism from Marginal to Mainstream
Toronto Viking - Penguin Books 2001 0670894176 / 9780670894178 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
277 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Rebellion for reform - wouldn't that be nice. The Chapters are: It's the End of Politics As We Know It - and I Feel Fine; When the Going Gets Tough Activists Turn Pro; Walter Robinson and the Rise of Conservative Activism; Education: Activists Will Happen; Globalization: The Young and the Idealistic; Environment: Tools for Radicals; Health: The Demonization of Cranks Zealots and Left-Wing Nuts; Poverty: Fighting Frustration with Small Victories; Justice: The Secrets of Success; Duff Conacher and the Drive for Democratic Reform; and Reveille for Citizens; followed by an index. 
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19 Fast, Julius BODY LANGUAGE
Toronto Pocket Books 1971 0671556444 / 9780671556440 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 
183 pp. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Body is the Message: A Science Called Kinesics; A New Signal from the Unconscious; How to Tell the Girls Apart; To Touch of Not to Touch; A Touch of Loneliness; Of Animals and Territory: The Symbolic Battle; Can We Inherit Language; The Territorial Imperative; How Much Space Does a Man Need; How We Handle Space: A Space to Call Your Own; A Science Called Proxemics; Social and Public Space; How Different Cultures Handle Space; The Western World's Way with Space; When Space is Invaded: Defending Body Zones; Advice for Status Seekers; How to Be a Leader; The Space We Hold Inviolate; Of Space and Personality; Sex and Non-persons; Ceremonies and Seating; The Masks Men Wear: The Smile that Hides the Soul; Take Off the Mask; The Mask that Won't Come Off; When Is a Person Not a Person; The Masochist and the Sadist; How to Drop the Mask; The Wonderful World of Touch: Come Hold My Hand; The Crippling Masks; You Are What You Feel; How to Break Out of a Shell; The Silent Cocktail Party; Playing Games for Health's Sake; The Silent Language of Love: Stance Glance and Advance; Is She Available; Is the Face Worth Saving; Pickups AC and DC; Choose Your Posture; Semi-Sexual Encounters; Positions Points and Postures: A Cry for Help; What Does Your Posture Say; Different Places Different Postures; The Movement and the Message; Postures and Presentation; Jockeying for Position; Three Clues to Family Behavior; Winking Blinking and Nods: The Stare that Dehumanizes; A Time for Looking; The Awkward Eyes; Bedroom Eyes; Other Cultures Other Looks; A Long Look at Oneself; How Long Is a Glance; An Alphabet for Movement: Is There a Language of the Legs; The ABC of Body Language; Labeling the Kines; Culture and Kinesics; Follow the Leader; Body Language: Use and Abuse: Let's Talk to the Animals; Symbols in a World Without Sound; Mental Healing Through Body Language; Faking Body Language; and Putting It All Together. 
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20 Furst, Clyde (introduction by William H. Carpenter) THE OBSERVATIONS OF PROFESSOR MATURIN
New York Columbia University Press 1916 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
225 pp. Signed by Clyde Furst on the title page. Quarter-bound in dark green cloth on brown boards; pasted-on label on the spine. Light wear on the corners; hinges tight; front gutter intact, rear gutter beginning to split; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction by William H. Carpenter; The Staff of Life; The Sindbad Society; Foreign Travel at Home; Country Life; Food for Thought; Beside the Sea; Christmas; The Sovran Herb; Men's Faces; Mental Hygiene; The Mystery of Dress; Questions at Issue; The Fountain of Youth; The Contemporary Fiction Company; The Old Doctor; Breakfasting with Portia; Summer Science; Measuring the Mind; The Club of the Bachelor Maids; A Small College; Old Town Revisited; and The County Fair. 
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