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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

Condition: Very Good

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. Many of her poems seek to locate inner states in an outward language." ( Derek Stanford) View more info

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Latvian Literature, Essays

By: Andrups, Janis, Kalve, Vitauts

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Zelta Abele: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004437

Condition: Very Good

206pp. Plates, textual illustrations, index, bibliography. Translations by Ruth Spiers. Many attractive illustrations. Pages uncut. Some slight cover wear, else a very good attractive copy. " In his introduction, Arnolds Spekke discusses the influence of European thought and historical events upon Latvian literature. The introduction is followed by Janis Andrup's essay on Latvian folk poetry and early writings. His section on the folk songs shows remarkable insight - not only into the Latvian folk-songs but into the whole subject of folklore. For centuries, the folk songs formed the innerm... View more info

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Latvian Weaving Techniques

By: Apinis - Herman, Anita

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press: 1993

Seller ID: 004098

Condition: Very Good ++

136pp. Illustrated with pattern diagrams and colourv photographs. 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 a well-written detailed book with excellent color/bw photos, as well as color/bw drafts, an English/Latvian glossary, an index, bibliography and miscellaneous info.The last chapt... View more info

From Unknown to Known The Story of John Attridge's Family

By: Attridge, John G

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Burlington On., North Shore Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 000934

Condition: Almost As New

151 pages In near fine condition. An attractive copy. B&w photos, maps, document reproductions. Extensively researched. " The book contains appendices of carefully prepared genealogical information on the descendants of all those described in the narrative - The story traces the Attridges from their earliest beginnings to the present, examining the circumstances in Ireland which caused them to leave, their arrival first in Quebec, and later in Rochester and their eventual settlement in Ontario" ( Publisher) A very readable , engaging history. View more info

Wilderness Tips

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000951

Condition: Almost As New

247pp. Previous ownership and date on ffe., otherwise an atractive clean bright tight almost as new copy. Signed by author "Margaret Atwood" on title page under name. "Her writing here is darkly comic, witty, profound, and remarkable. She captures in each story that fleeting moment in time when someone's life has changed unalterably."(Maclen - Amazon) View more info

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Good Bones

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000946

Condition: Almost As New

153pp. + acknowledgements and Coachouse publications. An atractive, shiny, bright, tight copy. almost as new. Signed by the author on the half title, "For Inara - best- Margaret Atwood " new collection of parable, monologue, mini-romance and mini-biography, speculative fiction, prose lyric, outrageous recipe and reconfigured fairy tale"(Publisher) View more info

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Silent Churches

By: Babris, Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Arlington, Research Publishers: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004074

Condition: Almost As New

531pp. Bibliography. A very good, clean bright, tight unread copy. Some very minor edgewear to dj. "Through the aid of many institutions (e.g. Institutum Balticum, Radio Liberty Research, Radio Free Europe) and individuals the author has gathered a vast amount of factual information on the current state of religion in communist Eastern Europe. He has examined it warily and illustrates that the churches are not silent - the title is ironic but the faithful are all under siege, from peer pressure to outright murder, from confiscation of property to its destruction. Yet even the Soviets are ... 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

Condition: Almost As New

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

Condition: Very Good +

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 conclusions and presents them in a highly readable form"(A.J. Cropley) 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

Condition: Very Good

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 part of a heterogeneous variety programme, at the London Coliseum on 21 December 1914. It was published in The Daily Telegraph o... View more info

Mind Landscapes Poems And Drawings

By: Baruss, Rita

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Peterburough, Touch and Go Studios: 1981

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000987

Condition: Good + +

30pp. Slight sunning. Top of spine has a small vertical 1.5 cm split. Otherwise a good ++ copy, clean and tight. Illustrated by the author. Signed by the author with a dedication to the recipients "- upon the stream/between the two extremes/ floats the eye of vision-" View more info

The Caves of the Crystal Cliffs

By: Baruss, Rita

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Author's Publication:

Seller ID: 001443

Condition: Very Good +

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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Spek's Story A Novel for Young Readers

By: Baruss, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Borealis Press: 1994

Seller ID: 004188

Condition: Very Good

80pp. A very good copy. "Spek can feel her ears burning under her sandy coloured waves of hair as she slowly walks back to inform Darlene that she's not allowed to go. Darlene shrugs and continues down the laneway. Spek goes into the house, letting the door slam behind her. It just isn't fair, she thinks. Other kids swim in the lake all the time. Their mums don't care about the pollution. Or who they hang out with" (exerpt) 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

Condition: Good +

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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Collected Poems

By: Bernard Spencer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Allan Ross Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: 003868

Condition: Very Good +

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 expatriate colleagues included Lawrence Durrell and Olivia Manning. A recurrent theme in his poetry is a particular sense of gr... View more info

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The Two Faces of Coexistence

By: Berzins, Alfreds

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Robert Speller & Sons:

Seller ID: 002126

Condition: Very Good +

335pp. Bibliography. A very good clean, tight, bright copy. " Moscow engaged in treaties with the present satellite nations from the inception of the U.S.S.R. to the time of their forced accession to its rapacious power. Moscow invariably broke its treaties as it seemed best for the U.S.S.R. Here are related the beginnings and endings of these "peaceful" relationships." ( A. Berzins) View more info

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123 Dziesmas Sieviesu Koriem 123 Original and Folk Song Arrangements for Women's Choirs

By: Berzkalns, Valentins; Kalnajs Arnolds

Price: $22.00

Publisher: USA, Daugavas Vanagi Un Latviesu Koru Apvieniba: 1970

Seller ID: 004336

Condition: Very Good

195 pp. A very good copy with some penciled notes and tel. no. on rear ep. Table of contents. (izlase) "butu vel lielaka, ja tam Riga publicetam jaunakam tautas dziemu apdarem, kas atrodamas krajuma otra dala lidzas varetu ievietot ari jaunakas dzimtene publicetas originaldziesmas." View more info

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Religious Symbols and their Functions based on papers read at the Symposium on religious symbols and their functions held at Abo on the 28th–30th of August 1978.

By: Biezais, Haralds. Edited By

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International: 1979

Seller ID: 004451

Condition: Very Good +

178pp. some illus. Notes, table of contents. Text in German and mostly English Intro by Biezais. prev. own on t.p. Crease to lower front cnr. else a very good, clean tight, unmarked copy. HARALDS BIEZAIS Die Hauptprobleme der religiösen Symbolik VII RAGNAR HOLTE Gottessymbol and soziale Struktur TRYGGVE ME TTINGERThe veto on images and the aniconic God in Ancient Israel JAN HJÄRPE The symbol of the centre and its religious function in Islam LENNART RYDÉN The role of the icon in Byzantine piety JAN BERGMAN Nut - Himmelsgottin Baumgottin Lebensgeberin AKE HULTKRANTZ The traditional s... View more info

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The Chinese Art of Tea

By: Blofeld, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, 1985

Seller ID: 001482

Condition: Almost As New

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 formality compared to the ritual Japanese applications of its infusion and consumption." (J. L. Murphy) 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

Condition: Very Good +

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 books can be shipped at ccost. pgs. View more info

Prieksajuta Premonition Dzeja Poetry

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1987

Seller ID: 000673

Condition: Very Good +

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

The Koka Shastra Being the Ratirahasya of Kokkoka and Other Medieval Indian Writings on Love

By: Comfort, Alex; translated By

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1965

Seller ID: 001005

Condition: Very Good +

171pp. Some light tanning to edges, else a very good, clean, tight copy. Translated and with an introduction by Alex Comfort. Extensive introduction by W. G. Archer"The Koka Shastra is to medieval literature what the Kama Sutra was to ancient (Literature). This translation, which preserves the flavour of joy in the original, exposes the reader to a culture which accepted sexuality and its exploration as part of the good life" ( publisher) 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

Condition: Very Good +

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 poems which celebrate the Easter rising of 1916 and such figures as Countess Markievicz and Michael Collins. The second part of ... View more info

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Latvia In Transition

By: Dreifelds, Juris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 003314

Condition: Very Good +

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 its political, economic and social implications during the brief period from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, and it pro... 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: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Robert Speller & Sons: 1975

Seller ID: 003975

Condition: Very Good +

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 lapsing into the same transgression." ( Publisher) View more info