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TALES FROM THE DARK CONTINENT: IMAGES OF BRITISH COLONIAL AFRICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

By: Allen, Charles

Price: $16.95

Publisher: ANDRE DEUTSCH - BRITISH BROADC: 1979

Seller ID: 143312

ISBN: 0563177543

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 165 pages with b&w photos throughout. Appears to be a compilation of the drama and accoutrements of the white man's burden as exercised by the English in Africa: includes appropriate dress of the colonizer, with pith hat and leather boots, advertizement prints for such things as a "Roorkhee chair" to be suspended between the heads of two carriers (with footrest) for carrying the officials from the north. The book is a compilation of transcribed BBC reco... View more info

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Tales from the Galley: Stories of the Working Waterfront

By: Armitage, Doreen

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 2007

Seller ID: 130551

ISBN: 155017438X

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 198 pages. Many b&w photos. Oral histories from people who earn their living from the sea. View more info

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Jatakas Tales of India, The

By: Babbitt, Ellen C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N Y, Century Co.: 1923

Seller ID: 133599

Condition: Fair


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Fragile binding with a few loose pages and loose hinges. Silhouette illustrations by Ellsworth Young. 5 1/4"w x 6 7/8"h. 92 pages. Brown cloth boards with library tape on spine. "The Jatakas, or Birth-stories, form one of the sacred books of the Buddhists and relate to the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences, the best character in any story being identified with the Master." View more info

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In and Out of Port : Voices from the Port of Melbourne, an Oral History

By: Borke, Sigrid

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Borke, Sigrid: 2000

Seller ID: 099991

ISBN: 0646408208

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's inscriptions inside. 280 pages. Some b&w photos. View more info

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Folktales and Society: Story-Telling in a Hungarian Peasant Community (A Midland Book)

By: Degh, Linda

Price: $98.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Indiana Univ Pr: 1989

Seller ID: 140246

ISBN: 0253205263

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition, new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Chapters include: History of the Szeklers; Social and economic life in old Andrasfalva; Resettlement procedures (1883 - 1941); Settlers of Kakasd. Part II: Survey of the results oin folktale research to the present; The tale occasions; The tale material: the narrative body of Kakasd; The storytellers; Mrs. Zsuzsanna Palko; Gyorgy Andrasfalvi, Mrs. Anna Sebestyen and Marton Laszlo; with afterword, appendix, notes, b... View more info

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The Cradle of Erotica: A Study of Afro-Asian Sexual expression and an Analysis of erotic Freedom in social Relationships

By: Edwardes, Allen; R.E.L. Masters

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Matrix House: 1966

Seller ID: 145247

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full blue cloth boards. Smudges to endpapers. 362 pages. From the introduction: "The contents of this volume will come as a surprise, and as a shock, to many readers. The practices and attitudes here dealt with may seem utterly alien and sometimes appalingly vicious. Vicious they certainly are, in some cases; but seldom are they alien. Such differences as distinguish the erotic life of the East from that of the West are of prevalence and overtness of action, resulting from cultural factors, far more than of natural craving for variety a... View more info

Sentimental Journey: An Oral History of Train Travel in Canada

By: Ferguson, Ted

Price: $8.44

Publisher: U.S.A., Doubleday Canada Limited: 1985

Seller ID: 134109

ISBN: 0385232527

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition in every respect, as new. Dust jacket has very light shelf wear only, no tears, little to no edge wear. In Business for 21 years, we provide excellent and responsive customer service and pack in padded shipping material. View more info

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A Coney Island of the Mind

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Directions: 1958

Seller ID: 144947

Condition: Very Good


Book shows light wear to covers with some edge wear, age-toned pages Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 93 pages, previous owner's name on inside cover. View more info

I Remember. An Oral History of the Trent-Severn Waterway

By: Francis, Daniel

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Friends of the Trent-Severn Waterway: 1984

Seller ID: 130784

ISBN: 0969172605

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 110 pages. Wear to cover. Many b&w photos. View more info

San Carlos Stories: An Oral History for the City of Good Living

By: Garvey, Linda Wickert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Carlos, CA, City of San Carlos, CA: 2000

Seller ID: 109599

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. View more info

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Sixty Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Grimm

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N Y, Weathervane Books: 1979

Seller ID: 145176

ISBN: 0517285258

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Edge wear and tape on dust jacket. 326 pages. 7"w x 10 1/4"h. Illustrations in b&w and color by Arthur Rackham. View more info

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Man from Maine: Volume I from the Archives of the Skagit County Oral History Association, The

By: Heffelfinger, Peter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Anacortes, WA, Skagit County Oral History Association: 1980

Seller ID: 112804

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 72 pages. Small tears on wraps. View more info

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The Great Bear: A Thematic Anthology of Oral Poetry in the Finno-Ugrian Languages

By: Honko, Lauri ; Senni Timonen; Michael Branch

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Finnish Literature Society: 1994

Seller ID: 141956

ISBN: 0195210921

Condition: Fair


Underlining in green ink to approximately one fifth of the text, mostly at the beginning. Full gray cloth boards. Edge wear to dust jacket. 788 pages. 8 3/8"w x 9 3/8"h. "These 450 poems, songs, charms, prayers and laments in the original languages and in English convey the worldview and an insight into the lives of pre-literate peoples in various stages of cultural and social development. The texts illustrated the beliefs, perceptions, and artistic genius of fiteen peoples scattered across Northern Europe from Scandinavia, deep into Russian and beyond the Urals, and of the... View more info

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Oral Pleasure: Kosinski as Storyteller

By: Kosinski, Kiki (ed.)

Price: $7.73

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 127565

ISBN: 0802120334

Condition: Fine


A new, unread book in excellent condition in every respect, dust jacket shows light scuffing and has sticker residue on spine where a tag was. View more info

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A Tree for Poverty

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $22.50

Publisher: ECW Press: 1993

Seller ID: 144208

ISBN: 1550221779

Condition: Very Good


Book is in excellent condition but with a crunch to the back cover at lower edge, causing a wrinkle. This is the only blemish, otherwise as new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 145 pages. View more info

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Canadian Fairy Tales

By: Martin, Eva

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd: 1984

Seller ID: 139484

ISBN: 0888990308

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 124 pages. 8 1/4"w x 10 1/4"h. Tear on dust jacket. Twelve full-page color illustrations by Laszlo Gal. "Drawn from the French, Irish and British oral tradition of the people who first settled Canada, these tales were transformed by the settlers' encounter with the new land. Ture fairy tales, they document the collision of the "normal world" with the mysterious and irrational world of faerie, and confirm that Canada has its own rich magic tradition." View more info

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Collecting and Safeguarding the Oral Traditions

By: McIlwaine, John and Whiffrin, Jean

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Providence, New Jersey, U.S.A., K G Saur: 2001

Seller ID: 096430

ISBN: 3598218257

Condition: Fine


A clean, umarked copy in excellent condition. Bibliographic label on inside of front boards. 158 pages. View more info

Spontaneity and Tradition, a Study in the Oral Art of Homer

By: Nagler, Michael N.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of California Press: 1973

Edition: Ex Library

Seller ID: 122679

ISBN: 0520022459

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of any marking of any kind. Very clean copy, interior is dog-eared, but otherwise clean. Book shows very light use. Please note the title, this ISBN comes up as another title under the same publisher. View more info

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Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Women's Spirituality

By: Noragh Jones

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Lindisfarne Books: 1994

Seller ID: 140645

ISBN: 0940262665

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with light sunning of edges and spine of covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. View more info

Contemporary Maori Writing

By: Orbell, Margaret (ed.)

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Reed Books Limited: 1970

Seller ID: 115116

ISBN: 0589004476

Condition: Very Good


Very clean, tiny chips and a couple very small tears to upper edge of dust jacket, interior perfect, small coffee stain to page ends. The writers in this collection are the first generation of Maori writers to make use of literary forms that are European in origin.In the oral literature of the Maori, songs and oratory served to give. 153p. Text in English. View more info