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CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
1 CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge, International Association of MacHinists 1949 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
117 pp, 5 3/4" H. Title page continues: "Revised by the Committee on Law as recommended by the Twenty-Second Convention of the Grand Lodge of The International Association of Machinists, held in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 13 to 24, 1948, and thereafter adopted by referendum vote in the month of December, 1948, effective April 1, 1949." Information on apprenticeships, benefits, Grand, District & Local lodges, dues, fines, elections, initiation, membership, pensions, salaries, strikes, etc. Interior - tiny staple dent at top of first oage, small soft crease at bottom corner of first three pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - staple holes at top of front cover, soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA.  FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE.  VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.  SESSION 1935.
2 JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA. FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE. VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA. SESSION 1935.
Ottawa J.O. Patenaude 1935 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
795 pp, 10" H. Orange cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black borders on front/rear boards. Contents: Proclamations; Journals of the House of Commons; Index. Very light browning in margins of pages, waviness at top edge of last few page leaves, darkening and a small liquid stain on top of text block, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light browning to spine, some soiling to rear board and light soiling on front board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing, some small and tiny edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, very light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
4 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
 
 
5 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANADA, 1900-1945, Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John.
6 Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John. CANADA, 1900-1945
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802056903 / 9780802056900 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
427 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and perhaps contentious survey, (the authors) explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of war in 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions." Illustrated with political cartoons. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
7 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 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
 
 
THE WRETCHED OF CANADA:  LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935., Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors.
9 Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors. THE WRETCHED OF CANADA: LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802018254 / 9780802018250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 8 3/4" H. "These are the voices of the people who suffered most in the Great Depression of the 1930s - the prairie farmers, the unemployed workers, the old, the sick, and the very young. They lived in shacks, patched their clothes, and went to bed hungry. Their lives were bleak and still. Even the ordinary escape-hatches of the radio, the newspaper, and liquor were closed for many of them. Theirs was life at the bottom, a single-minded struggle for survival, monontonous and dreary. The editors have carefully culled 168 of the most interesting letters of the many thousands Prime Minister Bennett received during his term of office. The collection is unique in that it allows the poor to speak for themselves, bypassing the middle-class spokesmen - union leaders, social workers, radical politicians - who too often sketched the poor in their own image. These letters strip away the tawdry glamour and stupid nostalgia that somehow clouds the 1930s retrospect. They reveal how bad the thirties were for some people in Canada: worse perhaps than most of the history texts and even the survivors remember. In a vivid and very personal way this collection gives both those who lived throught the depression and those who know only the prosperity of the last few decades an inisght into the human casualties of economic upheaval." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling/rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips/tears, very slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR., Harding, John R.  Signed
10 Harding, John R. Signed THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR.
Privately published, Guelph, Ontario, 1988. 
144 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE AND WITH SMALL HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED NOTE IN ENVELOPE AT FRONT. ISBN 0969342004 B&w photos and map. "John Harding was born in London, Ontario in 1919. His family moved to Wind sor in 1920 where he was raised. He was one of the hundreds of young men coming of age in the latter days of the depression, bitter at the prospects of widespread unemployment....He served as a navigator with RAF Bomber Command from the end of 1 9 4 2 to mid-1944, rising from the rank of sergeant to flight-lieutenant, doing 2 tours on Lancasters at 103 Sqdn. and 550 Sqdn., after which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Seconded home in Aug./1944, he was attached to 168 Sqdn. R CA F in Ottawa, flying Canadian Forces mail across the Atlantic and up to the front lines. Leaving the airforce in Nov./1946, he joined Air Canada as a line navigator on trans-Atlantic and Caribbean duties, where he served for 30 years." Interior - Fa the r's Day notation, place, date, and signature in ink on verso of free rear endpaper; book lightly cracked at end of index; gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover and a small envelope (attached by glue at tip) containing a card (no n-a uth oria l) and a small note from the author describing a squadron reunion and sales of the book; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing, a few soft wrinkles on covers, wear at bo ttom of spine , creasing on top 1" of spine. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
11 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE DE LA SOCIETE DES NATIONS 1939/40 STATISTICAL YEAR-BOOK OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS., League of Nations, Economic Intelligence Service.
12 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
 
 
HELL IN THE FOREIGN LEGION.  (TRANSLATION OF "AFRIKA WEINT".), Lohndorff, Ernst F.  Translated by Gerard Shelley.
13 Lohndorff, Ernst F. Translated by Gerard Shelley. HELL IN THE FOREIGN LEGION. (TRANSLATION OF "AFRIKA WEINT".)
New York Greenberg 1932 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
349 pp, 7 7/8" H. Brown cloth with dark brown lettering/emblem on spine. "In writing the account of my life as a member of the French Foreign Legion, I am aided partly by memory and partly by the blurred and faded scraps of paper which I carried about with me in the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains. I have no intention of perpetrating one of the usual tirades against France, for I have been all over the world and have friends of every nation. My reminiscences serve rather as an accusation against the conscience of the world and the League of Nations that such a thing as a Foreign Legion should still exist at all. How did I enter the Legion? As a volunteer like everybody else. No, I really was not dazed or besotted by the legendary agents of France who are supposed to menace the safety of Germany - I went of my own accord! - Unemployment, desire for warmth, bread, and a woman brought me to the Legion. I ran away several time before I succeeded in escaping from that part of Africa where the soil is saturated with the sweat, blood, and unavailing tears of tens of thousands of men - In one garrison life may be tolerable for a soldier who demands no luxury, because the men in command are human - But in another it may be hell on earth and the officers and subordinates like laughing devils poking the flames! My time in the Legion is engraved indelibly upon my brain. Luck, and courage born of despair, or Allah, the mysterious God of the desert, have saved me. Now let me tell you how it began- " From the Introduction. Ernst Lohndorff (1899-1976) was a German sailor/adventurer/author. He signed up with the Foreign Legion in 1920 under an assumed name, but appears to have deserted from Algeria after two months. This volume, although written in an autobiographical style, is almost certainly a combination of his own experiences and the fiction for which he was popular before the Second World War. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, light browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, book is slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, very small stain on fore-edge of text block, light rubbing/soiling and a few very faint liquid marks. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
PARK PRISONERS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946., Waiser, Bill.
14 Waiser, Bill. PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth House 1995 1895618657 / 9781895618655 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
294 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Between 1915 and 1946, some ten thousand men were put to work in western Canada's national parks. They were the country's unwanted - unskilled foreign workers, the jobless and the homeless, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war. These men had committed no crimes, but because of war or depression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest. The Canadian government consequently sent them to the parks - world-renowned places such as Banff, Jasper, and Yoho - where they were held under duress in isolated work camps for months, sometimes years. (This) is the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the national park labour camp story, examining where and when the various groups were interned and how they were treated and employed. It also describes their significant contributions to the built environment of the parks - including many of the heritage buildings - at a time when such development would not normally have been undertaken." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket gas a tiny scuff/dent on rear panel, tiny light scuff at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNFINISHED DREAMS: COMMUNITY HEALING AND THE REALITY OF ABORIGINAL SELF-GOVERNMENT., Warry, Wayne.
15 Warry, Wayne. UNFINISHED DREAMS: COMMUNITY HEALING AND THE REALITY OF ABORIGINAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1998. 
323 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802079172 "In this book Wayne Warry argues that self-government can be realized only when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to the transformation of their communities. (He) draws on his reasearch among Nishnawbe communities, as well as on the reports and recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Case studies are used to illustrated the proceses of community development and cultural revitalization that are essential precursors to self-government. Warry's notion of 'community healing' involves efforts to rebuild the human foundations for self-governing Aboriginal societies. The book analyses key areas such as health care and the judicial and political systems where Aboriginal peoples are engaged in practical everyday struggles to improve their communities. Central to these Aboriginal approaches to change is the need for holistic solutions to complex social problems. The sear c h f o r t h ese solutions is set against the broader political environment, which includes Euro-Canadian assumptions, government, policy, and post-colonial practices. (It) also addresses the nature of applied social scientific research in Abori gi na l c om mu n it ie s and the need for collaborative, culturally appropriate research methods." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
16 Wood, Colin. A CONFUSION OF TIME.
Thomas Nelson, Nashville, (1975), Ist U.S. edition. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Raymond is ill and lonely in his basement flat. His mother had to leave him to go to work every day, and the whole block of buildings was slowly being torn down. He didn't know how he could last through the long dreary day. Then Wally the midget showed up, with his trumpet and his dog Mullinger, and life abruptly changed for Raymond. It seemed the most natural thing in the world for Wally to pull back the screen, which was supposed to cover a cramped kitchenette, and reveal the huge bustling Victorian kitchen that once was there. And with Raymond projected back into the past of the house, the lark began. It is the period when English mill towns suffered from the Cotton Famine, because of the American Civil War and the Southern Blockade, and unemployment and suffering were widespread. Mr. Hamilton, a philanthropist mill owner who hates slavery, has opposed the building of a commerce raider for the Confederate States - the famed C.S.S. Alabama - and his enemies have kidnapped him to keep him from interfering. Young Laura Hamilton appeals for Raymond's and Wally's help in finding her father..." Recommended for ages 11 up. Previous owner's name on free front end paper, date on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, a few tiny/small closed tears - with creases. VG+/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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