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1 Day, J. Wentworth and Smallwood, Joseph R. (Joey). NEWFOUNDLAND "THE FORTRESS ISLE". WITH A FOREWORD, "OUR CASE - PREMIER SMALLWOOD'S STATEMENT OF POLICY".
Government of Newfoundland, n.p., n.d., [c1950]. 
Unpaginated (approx. 65 pp.), oblong small 8vo, in cerlox binding. Color photos, drawings throughout. Published as "a the record of the first years of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada..." (from inside of rear cover). Interior - sligh t bumping to edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, soft creasing at corners, light soiling. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY., Hollohan, Francis G.
2 Hollohan, Francis G. ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0929592350 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(G)ives a colourful account of one man's profession. Albert Perlin would have to be considered one of Newfoundland's first professional journalists and with it came an unwavering concern for his country's social, political and cultural future. Along with a view of the man, the reader is also treated to plenty of local history and an insight into the political climate leading up to Confederation. This biography, focusing on the writings and observations of Albert Perlin, is a valuable contribution to the history of journalism in Newfoundland. Interior - small printing ink mark at bottom of page 11, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small surface paper loss at top of front cover, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Neary, Peter and O'Flaherty, Patrick. PART OF THE MAIN: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR.
Breakwater, St. John's, (1983). 
208 pp, 4to (12" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, maps, reproductions, political cartoons, drawings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1929-1949., Neary, Peter.
5 Neary, Peter. NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1929-1949.
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1988 0773506683 / 9780773506688 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
459 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Following a brief summary of major developments in Newfoundland before 1929, Neary gives an account of the tumultuous events that led to the demise of responsible self-government and the establishment of a British-appointed Commission of Government in 1934. He draws material from both public and private sources in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Newfoundland to detail and evaluate the major policies of the Commission during three distinct phases; the continuing hard times of the 1930s, the boom years of the Second World War, and the period of post-war adjustment." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOMLIN'S CREW:  A BOMBARDIER'S STORY., Smallwood, J.W.
7 Smallwood, J.W. TOMLIN'S CREW: A BOMBARDIER'S STORY.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1992. 
260 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451546 B&w illustrations. "John William Smallwood, Jr., says 'The general idea for writing this book formed in my mind while commuting from New Jersey to New York City in the early 1950s, once the aftermat h of some fairly arduous World War II experiences had begun to jell.' Over the next 20 years he assembled his personal diaries, letters written home, and news clippings bearing on the war in Europe, then confirmed details in several univers i t y l i b r aries as well as in the U.S. Air Force archives." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small group of tiny soiling marks on top of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Woodcock, George. THE CANADIANS.
Fitzhenry and Whiteside, (Don Mills, Ontario, 1979). 
306 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents: Canadian Origins - The Earliest Immigrants; The Explorers; Region and Nation. A Pattern of Regions - Newfoundland: Where the Empire Began; Atlantic Canada; Quebec: Remembrance of Things Past; Ontario; The Prairie Provinces: Canada's Third World; British Columbia: Beyond the Great Divide; The Vulnerable North. A Canadian Identity - Unity Without Uniformity; The Life of the Arts; Canadians at Leisure; Canada: Identity Crisis. "George Woodcock's lively descriptions are enhanced by more than 250 black and white illustrations, many never published before and others proven favourites. These, together with 16 pages of full colour, bring a panorama of Canadian impressions from early Eskimo carvings and the sketch books of Yukon hopefuls to the artistic lineage of such artists as Jack Shadbolt and Alex Colville and the tracings of modern Canadian architecture. (He) punctuates his new insights into the Canadian style with 30 delightfully candid and often humorous profiles of some of the great regional figures from Samuel Hearne to Camillien Houde, from Joseph Brant to Joey Smallwood, from Amor de Cosmos to Margaret Laurence and from Tiktak to Donald Creighton." Previous owners initials on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, light rubbing, a few tiny to small closed tears - some with creases. VG+/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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