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THE MEASURE OF THE RULE., Barr, Robert.  Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.
1 Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick. THE MEASURE OF THE RULE.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973). 
308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover. ISBN 0802020720 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "(This book), originally published in 1907, is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipli n e o b s e r ved by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised...As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to th os e i nt er es te d in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 a nd en ti tle d ' Lit era tu re in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at e dge s a nd on s pine , li ght edg e wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
2 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
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
3 Factor, June. CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK: CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
4 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
HaperCollins, (Toronto, 1997), 3rd printing. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002245671 When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore and embarks on a quest for his family hi story..."Beginning with his own parents' struggle against segregation in Canada and moving back in time to the story of his great-great grandfather - a supposed hero in John Brown's famous anti-slavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langst o n d i s c overs a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity...slips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the U nd e rg ro un d Railroad..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.  Signed by author.
5 Hill, Lawrence. Signed by author. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
HaperCollins, (Toronto, 1997), 1st edition. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002245671 SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore a nd embarks on a quest for his family history..."Beginning with his own parents' struggle against segregation in Canada and moving back in time to the story of his great-great grandfather - a supposed hero in John Brown's famous anti-slavery r a i d o n Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity...slips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakvil le , On t ar io - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad..." Fine/Fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE:  THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME., Nelson, Peter N.
6 Nelson, Peter N. A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME.
New York BasicCivitas 2009 0465003176 / 9780465003174 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The 369th Infantry Regiment was the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. In a war where the vast majority of black soldiers served in the Service of Supply, unloading ships and building roads and railroads, the men of the 369th trained and fought side by side with the French at the front (America's segregation policy prohibited them from serving together with white American soldiers) and ultimately spent more days in the trenches than any other American unit. They went to war in defense of a country afflicted by segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, and racial violence, but a country they believed in all the same. Despite extraordinary odds, the 369th became one of the most successful - and feared - regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor, and were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine River. A riveting depiction of both social triumph and battlefield heroism." Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'., Sparrow, Gerald.
7 Sparrow, Gerald. RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'.
London Knightly Vernon 1966 Soft Cover Good 
74 pp, 8 3/8" H. "The tragic dispute between the British and Rhodesian authorities arising out of Rhodesia's assumption of independence on November 11th, 1965, has provoked great interest in Rhodesia, in Britain, throughout the Commonwe alth, in the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. - Mr Ian Smith, when he came to London just before independence, in an effort to arrive at an amicable settlement, appeared on television and the public formed the impression that here was a man wholly sincere, who might be mistaken, but who was forthright and honest. The British public, who had been suffering from some exceptionally acrobatic politicians, noted the difference, and Smith won many friends. - The men of the regime in Salisbury were openly called 'rebels' by Mr Wilson in Britain. This was the first time, since the United States declared her own indpendence of Britain, that a colony had taken independence from Britain instead of being granted its freedom. It was an historic occasion and act and I knew that I was embarked on a journey to see a new nation in revolt at the moment of destiny. - So this book has one simple objective: to tell in simple terms the story of my visit, what I saw, the judgments I formed. The opinions expressed are, of course, entirely my own. If the reader of this book feels that he knows far more about 'the rebels' and their way of life, their roots, their faith and their ambitions after finishing this book, this will be its justification. The time I spent on this journey was perhaps the most exciting and revealing fortnight of my life. I will try to give you an account that enables you to share this adventure with me." Interior - previous owner's name, place and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small corner creases, slight browning - mainly on spine, soft crease on rear cover, a few tiny soiling specks - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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