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VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN., Armstrong, Sally.  Inscribed.
1 Armstrong, Sally. Inscribed. VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN.
Penguin, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670043176 B&w map, photographs. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ BEST WISHES SALLY ARMSTRONG MAY 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanis tan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of A f g h a n i stan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to s ur vi ve . B ut as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
2 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
3 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Burley, David G. A PARTICULAR CONDITION IN LIFE: SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL MOBILITY IN MID-VICTORIAN BRANTFORD, ONTARIO.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Kingston, (1994), Ist printing. 
309 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...offers a new perspective on industrial capitalism and class formation in Canada. Using Brantford, Ontario, as a case study, he provides a cultural analysis of the business community during the mid-nineteenth cen tury and shows that, because self-employment was so pervasive, the impact of industrializatin was particularly striking. Self-employed businessmen were forced to try to locate themselves in an emerging class system that often contradic t e d t r a d i t i o n al Victorian social ideals of independence and manliness. Burley's exploration of the tensions behind the conflicting values - tension both between myth and reality and within the bourgois world view of itself - is an impor ta nt a d di ti on t o th e li te rature on business behaviour and Victorian cultural history." Two small areas of brown staining at bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/creasing, light wrinkling due to dampness to bottom half of rea r p ane l/ spi ne (ba rel y not ic eab le from front). VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Coates, Ken and McGuinness, Fred. With Roger Newman. THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE; AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANITOBA ENTERPRISE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1988 0897812573 / 9780897812573 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(The authors) describe Manitoba's beginnings as a fur trade empire under the Hudson's Bay Company. They depict the development of the province's resources and potential as a national priority when, in 1870, a very small Province of Manitoba was created to spearhead the development of a western agrarian empire. Working within a changing social and economic climate, entrepreneurs struggled to establish Winnipeg as the West's premier city, and situated that city as the hub of a transportation and distribution network that supported the province's heartland. Ranging forward, the authors' accounting of the province's role in agriculture, industry, hydro, mining, and tourism is given within the context of national and international forces. Roger Newman has prepared histories of selected Manitoba businesses and organizations whose contributions to the development of the Keystone Province should not go unrecorded." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900., Collins, Paul.
6 Collins, Paul. BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1998, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711024901 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "For biking enthusiasts worldwide the names of the great British manufacturers trip off the tongue - BSA, Triumph, Norton, Rudge, Ariel, Greeves, Velocette, Vincent and many more; names that are redolent of the era when British bikes dominated motor sport. Such was the impact of the postwar Japanese competition, however, that the British motorcycle ind u s t r y a l l but died. There have been occasional green shoots of recovery, but these were often ill-funded and doomed to eventual failure. But, like many other industries in Britain, rumours of the final death of the industry have been greatl y ex ag ge ra t ed a nd, as we approach the centenary of the motor industry, there are grounds for optimism that from the ashes of earlier failures a new motorcycle industry is emerging. In (this book), the latest in the highly successful 'Ian All an Tr ans por t L ib rar y' series, Paul Collins examines the history of each of the various manufacturers that gave Britain its pre-eminence. The book is illustrated thoughout with a superb selection of photographs that recall the glory years. W ith its com preh ensi ve A-Z cov erage, (it) provides readers with a concise and readable account of one of the great British industries; an industry that has given employment and pleasure to thousands." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of sp ine a nd flap -fol ds, minor soiling, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND., Dyhouse, Carol.
7 Dyhouse, Carol. GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071000821X "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to r e i n f o r c e lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures a nd a d ec li ni ng b i rth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century wit h i ts edu cat ion al imp lic at ions. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on fornt board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f s pine and fla p-f olds , fa din g to spine color - lettering very legible, blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
8 Gordon, W.L. TROUBLED CANADA: THE NEED FOR NEW DOMESTIC POLICIES.
McClelland and Stewart, [Toronto], (1961). 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tables, graphs. "(T)akes a hard look at the events and policies of the past four years, showing how they have failed to fulfil the trends foreseen in (the 1956 Royal Commission Report on Canada's Economic Prospects). (Gordon) discusses the causes of the recent decline in the national economy and the rise in unemployment, giving special scrutiny to the government's financial and monetary policies and to the implications of the increasing foreign control of Canadian industry. He puts forward a positive outline of the social objectives essential for Canada today, with a comprehensive economic program which can achieve them." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has tiny chips/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, archival tape on inside top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DOUBLE ZERO AND SOVIET MILITARY STRATEGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR WESTERN SECURITY.  REVISED AND UPDATED., Gormley, Dennis M.
9 Gormley, Dennis M. DOUBLE ZERO AND SOVIET MILITARY STRATEGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR WESTERN SECURITY. REVISED AND UPDATED.
Tri-Service, (London, 1990), revised and updated edition. 
229 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: Changing Soviet views on theatre warfare - from Stalin to Gorbachev; Soviet dual-capable theatre forces; The Soviet approach to theatre force employment; The role of Soviet theatre forces in multiple co ntingencies; Arms control and Soviet military strategy; Implications for Western security and arms control policy; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REALISTIC ECONOMICS AND TODAY'S PROBLEMS., Harrison, Howard Armour.
10 Harrison, Howard Armour. REALISTIC ECONOMICS AND TODAY'S PROBLEMS.
Howard Armour Harrison Trust Fund, [Toronto]., 1962. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preliminary Survey (The True Province of Economics: Is It a Social Science? - Do Economic Processes Constitute an Economic System? - Society and Distribution - The Realistic Approa ch - Commentary); The Realistic Theory (The Subject Matter of Economics - Economic Persons and Their Purposes - Economic Phenomena in General - The Phenomena of One-Person Economics - The Special Phenomena of Interpersonal Economics - The B u s i n e s s C ycle - Taxation); Applications of the Realistic Theory (Proposed Remedies, Introductory - The Alleviation of the Business Cycle - Employment and Wages - The Abolition of Employment Through Socialism - Non-Socialistic Schemes - The I de al C on di ti on s f or Employment - The Support of the Needy - The Planned Economy - Foreign Money and Foreign Trade); Conclusion. Small light liquid stain on fore-edge of pages 189 to 214 - migrates slightly into margins, moderate bump to to p e dge of bo ard s n ear h ing es, a few tiny scuffs at fore-edge of front board, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, one tiny closed tear, light fading to spine color , li ght rubb ing, min or s oili ng, fai nt l ine indentation on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CHOOSING., Iyengar, Sheena.
11 Iyengar, Sheena. THE ART OF CHOOSING.
New York Twelve 2010 0446504106 / 9780446504102 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
329 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Life is full of choices. How do we make them? Choice is a powerful tool to define ourselves and mold our lives - but what do we know about the wants, motivations, biases, and influences that aid or hinder our endeavors? Columbia University professor Sheena Iyengar, a leading expert on choice, sets herself the Herculean task of helping us become better choosers. She asks fascinating questions: Is the desire for choice innate or created by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Ultimately, she offers unexpected and profound answers, drawn from her award-winning discipline-spanning research. Here you'll learn about the complex relationship between choice and freedom, and why one doesn't always go with the other. You'll see that too much choice can overwhelm us, leading to unpleasant experiences, from 'TiVo guilt' over unwatched TV programs to confusion over health insurance plans. Perhaps most important, you'll discover how our choices - both mundane and momentous - are shaped by many different forces, visible and invisible. This remarkable book illuminates the joys and challenges of choosing, showing us how we build our lives, one choice at a time." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO: ITS EARLY YEARS., Jackson, John N.
12 Jackson, John N. ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO: ITS EARLY YEARS.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1976 0919302064 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, tables. Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Regional Pattern of Settlement and the Establishment of a Village at St. Catharines, prior to c.1825 (The Physical Background of the Niagara Peninsula and St. Catharines / The Prelude to Permanent Settlement / The Establishment of British Settlement in the Peninsula / The Progress and Characteristics of Settlement in the Niagara Peninsula / The Formal Organisation of Settlement in Grantham Township / The Foundations of a Village / The War of 1812 and the Post-War Progress of Settlement); Regional Transition and Its Significance for St. Catharines: c. 1824 to c. 1845 (Argument for a Trans-Peninsular Canal and Its Intended Route / Deviations from the Proposed Route of the Welland Canal / The Regional Impact of the Welland Canal / The Response of St. Catharines to the Canal / St. Catharines as an Expanding Centre of Service Activity / St. Catharines: The Form of Urban Development / St. Catharines and the Niagara Peninsula: An Ongoing Momentum); Conclusion; References; Index. Small wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA., Kennedy, Miranda.
13 Kennedy, Miranda. SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA.
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE DE LA SOCIETE DES NATIONS 1939/40 STATISTICAL YEAR-BOOK OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS., League of Nations, Economic Intelligence Service.
14 League of Nations, Economic Intelligence Service. ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE DE LA SOCIETE DES NATIONS 1939/40 STATISTICAL YEAR-BOOK OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Geneva League of Nations 1940 Card Good- 
285 pp, 9 11/16" H. Card covers, green cloth spine with black lettering, green lettering on front cover. Six b&w maps. Bilingual (French/English). Contents: Preface; Territory, Population; Unemployment, Employment, Wages; Production and Consumption (Live-stock, Fisheries and Products of Agricultural Origin / Mineral and Industrial Production); Transport, Trade; Currency Statistics, Prices and Public Finance; Index. Bump to top/bottom corner of text block, bump/soft crease at corners of covers, bump to bottom of rear hinge, browning to edges of covers, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
15 Marton, Kati. WALLENBERG: MISSING HERO.
Arcade, New York, 1995, reprint. 
251 pp, 8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1559702761 B&w photographs. "A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during t he Nazi occupation of Europe. Against staggering odds and in constant risk of his life, (he) succeeded in rescuing more than a hundred thousand Jews by using special passports and protective employment status. He would race after lines of p e o p l e b eing herded toward the deportation trains and issue his important-looking documents on the spot, also dispensing food, warm clothes, medicine, and hope. Wallenberg eventually fell captive to the advancing Russians and disappeared into th e So vi et pr ison system. The mystery of his fate remains to be unraveled. Here is the gripping, passionately written biography of a humane and courageous man at a devastating time in history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous own ers hi p m ark s. Ext erior - two tiny corner creases and one small soft corner crease, light rubbing, slight curl to covers, very light soiling on bottom of text block. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH TRADITION.  VOLUME 24.  1999., Moir, Scott, editor.  (J.E. Cookson, K.W. Schweizer, George M. Brunsden, Andrew D. Nicholls, Scott Moir.)
16 Moir, Scott, editor. (J.E. Cookson, K.W. Schweizer, George M. Brunsden, Andrew D. Nicholls, Scott Moir.) SCOTTISH TRADITION. VOLUME 24. 1999.
Guelph, Ontario Canadian Association for Scottish Studies 1999 Soft Cover Very Good 
133 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). Articles: Scotland's National Monument, 1816-1828; Neglected Source Materials on the Jacobite Risings; Religious Stalwarts: Knox's Presbyterian helps shape the character of early Galt (Ontario); "Pillars of the Authority of Princes": Reflections on the Employment of Bishops in the British Isles in the Reign of James IV/I; Collections Update: Hope's Major Practicks and the Study of Scots Law. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block, very small faint stain on front cover, some waviness to covers and adjacent pages near spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF MILITARY LAW 1929.  REPRINTED FOR USE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY.  1941 EDITION., N/A.
17 N/A. EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF MILITARY LAW 1929. REPRINTED FOR USE IN THE CANADIAN ARMY. 1941 EDITION.
Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Ottawa, 1941. 
Inconsistent pagination (extracts), 8vo (8 1/2" H - approx 1 5/8" W), hard cover (brown cloth with white lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Offences and Punishments; Arrests: Investigation of Commanding Officers: Summar y Power of Commanding Officers: Summary Awards Under Section 47, Army Act: Provost Marshal: Discipline of Troops when Attached to or Acting with Naval or Air Forces or When Passengers on Board His Majesty's Ships; Courts-Martial; Evidence; Of f e n c e s Punishable by Ordinary Law; The Courts of Law in Relation to Officers and Courts-Martial; Enlistment; Relation of Officers and Soldiers to Civil Life; Employment of Troops in Aid of the Civil Power; The Army Act (Part I, Part II - Secti on s 98 t o 10 1 , Part IV, Part V); Rules of Procedure; Form of Application for a Court-Martial. Small #4 written on front pastedown in red felt-tipped pen, a few tiny stains and foxing marks on front end papers, water stains at top of rear end p ape rs , s cat te red s mall stains on rear end papers, slight waviness at top edge of pages at rear of book due to dampness, book cracked at pages 972/973, light discoloration on rear board due to dampness, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/ bott om of s pine , l ight ru bbing, light browning on edges of text block. Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
18 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1959, first edition. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War bro ke out and Mr. Roberts records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and pai n f u l b i r t h of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue an d me rc y m is si on s in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic....When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadia ns wh o.. .. wi th the ir co lleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress....(Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Tr ain ing Plan ; o f t he RCAF 's par ticipation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence....an excellent re cord of fligh t in Can ada , and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Light to moderate creases at fore-edge of approx. pages 16 to38 - mostly on pages 17 to 20 with small tear archivally taped, very li ght s oili ng in margi n of page 16, v ery light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to top of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge creasing and wear, several tears archivally t aped, light rubbi ng, 1" chip and several sma ll chi ps, light fading to spine color. Good-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY:  TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT., Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David.
19 Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David. THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT.
London Boxtree 2004 0752215337 / 9780752215334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Tony Robinson has set out to investigate life in the underbelly of history. Whether it's swilling out the crotch of a knight's soiled armour after the Battle of Agincourt, risking his neck on a bleak cliff collecting guillemot eggs or, as 'Groom to the Stool', going to places where none of Henry VIII's six wives would venture - Tony endures it all to get to the bottom (quite literally) of the story. Covering the Roman invasion to the reign of Queen Victoria, Tony uncovers how - behind all the great men and women who have made the headlines - there has been an unseen army undertaking hard, dangerous and unpleasant work. The very names 'Powder Monkey', 'Seeker of the Dead' and 'Spit Boy' underline the fact that the past is a different and fairly disgusting country. The Gunpowder Plot draws Tony to the role of the 'Saltpetre Man' who collected human waste for its nitrate content to turn into gunpowder. In the same vein, he looks at some of the worst jobs behind the building of the great medieval cathedrals and at the dire conditions on Nelson's 'Victory' where the most common form of retirement was being sewn into your hammock with a couple of cannon balls and dropped over the side. Then there's the impact of the Industrial Revolution, a source of wealth and power for the few, but a cornucopia of lousy jobs for the many." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CENSUS ATLAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, 1971., Shrimpton, Mark, preface.
20 Shrimpton, Mark, preface. CENSUS ATLAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, 1971.
St. John's, Newfoundland Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland 1977 Three ring binder. Very Good 
Approximately 180 pp (pagination varies throughout atlas), 11 1/2" H. White plastic three ring binder with blue/yellow decoration. Full page maps with heavy card dividers between sections. Contents: Preface; Province of Newfoundland (Introductory Maps / Sex, Fertility and Age / Education / Mobility / Religion / Income and Employment / Housing); St. John's Region and City of St. Johns (Introductory Maps / Sex, Fertility and Age / Education / Mobility / Religion / Income and Employment / Housing); Appendices (Derivation of Map Variables / Definition of 1971 Census Terms / Methodology). Interior - soft crease at top corner of most pages. Binder has a soft bump at top front corner, tiny light stain at top of front hinge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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