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A CITY IN THE MAKING.  PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO., Armstrong, Frederick H.
1 Armstrong, Frederick H. A CITY IN THE MAKING. PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1988. 
358 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550020269 B&w illustrations and map endpapers. Contents: The New City in 1834: The Physical Layout; A Rising Metropolis; Developing Communications: The First Railway Venture; The Most Controversial Torontonian: William Lyon Mackenzie; The Scottish Immigrant, The Family Compact, and Vertical Mobility: The Rise of the Carfrae Family; Evolving Multiculturalism: The Toronto's Black Community in the Late 1840's; Capt. Hugh Richardson and Toronto's Lake Communications; An Ambulatory Architect: William Hay; The Unwitting Philanthropist: The Curious Case of Andrew Mercer; The First Great Fire, 1849; The Rebuilding After the First Great Fire; The Second Great Fire, 1904. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Brown, Linda Beatrice. CROSSING OVER JORDAN.
Ballantine, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
290 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "With power and originality that sear the mind as they break the heart, Linda Beatrice Brown has written a deeply affecting novel about the hidden inheritance of slavery. From the waning of the Civil W ar to the early twenty-first century, 'Crossing Over Jordan' tells of the haunting drama that slavery sets in motion. It passes from one generation of women to another, until it finally explodes in the conflict between a mother and daughter caught in a vortex of torment, loss, and denial." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. NF/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  PANAMA., Browne, Edith A.
3 Browne, Edith A. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: PANAMA.
London Adam & Charles Black 1913 First Edition Good+ Good- H.A. Richards, et al. 
88 pp + 8 pp publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped decoration to spine and front board, gilt lettering on spine, black lettering and pasted on colour illustration on front board. Pictorial front endpapers, 8 colour plates (including tissue-covered frontispiece), 8 b&w photographs, map, drawing showing "Bird's-eye View of the Panama Canal, Showing Nearness of British Possessions" (all present). Contents: The Popular Idea of Panama; Our Programme; The Way to Panama; ditto (continued); The Discovery of America; ditto (continued); Panama and the Negro; ditto (continued); The Spanish Main; ditto (continued); First Impressions of the Canal Zone in 1912; In the Days of the Buccaneers; The French Fiasco; The Coming of the Americans; The Panama Canal - Autumn, 1912; Panamanian Country. Slight separation between some page gatherings but pages are still firm in binding; page leaf 73/74 has several very small chips/tears (archivally taped), wrinkling and corner crease at bottom edge - adjacent pages have some imprint of the wrinkling/crease; light toning to free rear endpaper; light browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - some darkening to top of text block; tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, three very tiny scuffs and a very small piece of paper glued to edge of pastedown colour picture on front board, tiny light stain on front edge of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears - some with creases, very small hole on spine, slight darkening to edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
4 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
5 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS., Chapman, Abraham.
6 Chapman, Abraham. THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS.
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, 1966. 
135 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Negro in American Literature; A Bibliography of Literature By and About Negro Americans - Bibliographies; Periodicals and Journals; Anthologies; Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Criticism, Literary and Cultural History, Scholarship; Essays and Miscellaneous Prose; Autobiographies; Biographies; Music, Spirituals, Blues, and Jazz; Folklore; Art; Education; Background and Reference Works; History; Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Politica l Economy; Civil Rights, Politics, and Nationalism; Press and Journalism; Religion. Interior - previous owners name, faint erased pencil marks, soft corner crease and tiny edge tear on first page; light browning to inside of covers, other w i s e c l e a n and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate wear on spine, browning to edges of covers and to spine, corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing, small sticker removal marks on front cover. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE.  AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING., Comaroff, John L., editor.  (Sol T. Plaatje.)
7 Comaroff, John L., editor. (Sol T. Plaatje.) THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE. AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING.
Cardinal, London, 1976. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0351155481 "For decades Sol Plaatje's diary lay buried under a heap of old papers and documents in a Barolong village near Mafeking. It was only when anthropologist John Comaroff told the villagers t hat he was interested in written records that Plaatje's grandson produced an old scrapbook containing this Boer War diary. Dr Comaroff realised that this was a historical document of rare value. The siege of Mafeking was presented in an e n t i r e l y n ew way: through the eyes of one of the many Africans who lived through grim months in the Boer-besieged town." Interior - one page with small corner crease, light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt er i or - light edge wear, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, small soft wrinkle and ghost sticker mark on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
8 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHITETHORN.  A NOVEL OF AFRICA., Courtenay, Bryce.
9 Courtenay, Bryce. WHITETHORN. A NOVEL OF AFRICA.
Toronto McArthur 2006 1552786064 / 9781552786062 First Canadian Edition Very Good Very Good 
682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mounains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
10 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL., Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor.  Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.
11 Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al. ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
Calgary, Alberta Historical Society of Alberta Very Good 
10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
12 Donegan, Rosemary. Introduction by Rick Salutin. SPADINA AVENUE
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1985 0888944721 / 9780888944726 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Spadina has been the starting point for wave after wave of new Canadian immigrants. Once the main focus for Jewish culture and life in Toronto, the street became a centre of commerce and saw intense political activity during the thirties and forties. Now the Jewish garment factories overlook bustling Chinese sidewalk markets. Greek cafes jostle with delicatessens and Szechuan restaurants. Contemporary art and music thrive amidst this colourful ethnic diversity. Studios and alternative galleries crowd abandoned warehouse space above street level, and all along the street, such classic watering holes as Grossman's, the El Macombo, the Paramount and the Silver Dollar dispense entertainment for tastes that run from black and new wave music to strippers. (This book) presents a collection of photographs and related texts ranging from the years when the street was a tree-lined boulevard, right through to today, when the Queen Street art scene and a rapidly expanding Chinatown are transforming Spadina. Drawing on his own Jewish roots and family history, Rick Salutin provides a very personal introduction that demonstrates how and why Spadina is unique, why it has become so important to those whose lives it has intersected. Organized to reflect and even recreate the Spadina experience, (it) takes the reader up the street starting at the lakeshore and ending at Bloor Street." Very tiny bump at top corner of both boards, small slight bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOHN PRINCE:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by.  Foreword by William G. Davis.
13 Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by. Foreword by William G. Davis. JOHN PRINCE: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1980 Limited Edition Very Good+ 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 844 of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Volume prnted for the Champlain Society. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John Prince was undoubtedly one of the most colourful individuals to reside in Upper Canada during the half century that preceded Confederation. (The mythology that had grown up around his memory in southwestern Ontario identified him as the product of an illegal marriage between George IV and Maria Anne Fitzherbert.) His eventful career as an attorney, politician, soldier, entrepreneur, and jurist caused him to become a legend in his own lifetime both in Essex County, where he resided at Sandwich from his arrival in 1833 until 1860, and in Sault Ste Marie where he spent the last ten years of his life as Judge of the Algoma District. In the legislature his independence and erratic individualism soon earned him the reputation of a political maverick. Business interests and entrepreneurial instincts attracted him to railway and banking ventures as early as the 1830s. Individualist and eccentric though he was, John Prince was still very much a man of his age." Minor wear at corners. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY:  A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM., Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
14 Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY: A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, 2nd printing. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 019506075X "(This) original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach loc ated within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, and particularly the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and t h e S i g n i f y ing Monkey whose myths help articulate the black tradition's theory of its literature, Gates uncovers a unique system of interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. Gat es u s es t hi s cr it ic al framework to examine several major works of African-American literature, including Zora Neale Hurston's 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man', and Ishmael Reed's 'Mumbo Jumbo'." Interior - ti ny bum p to top /bo tt om cor ner of approx. first 50 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint spine crease, tiny corner creases, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME., Gordimer, Nadine.  Signed by author.
15 Gordimer, Nadine. Signed by author. NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME.
Viking, Toronto, 1994, first Canadian edition. 
324 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR. ISBN 067085882X "In an extraordinary period immediately before the first non-racial election and the beginning of majority rule in South Africa, Vera Stark, the protagonist of Nadine Gordimer's passionate new novel, weaves a ruthless interpretation of her own past into her participation in the present as a lawyer representing blacks in the struggle to reclaim the land. The return of exiles is transform ing the city, and through the lives of Didymus Noqoma, his wife Sibongile, and their lovely daughter who cannot even speak her parents' African language, the reader experiences the strange passions, reversals, and dangers that accompany new - w o n a c c e ss to power...." Very light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
16 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 3rd Printing Near Fine Very Good+ 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). 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 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 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
17 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 First Edition, First Printing Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) . 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 and 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 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
18 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 First Edition, First Printing Very Good Signed by Author
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) . Signed by author on title page: "Larry Hill (underscored". 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 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 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." Minor fading to top and bottom edge of spine, page leaf 243/244 has a crease at the bottom corner. Dust jacket has areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP:  A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA., Hodgson, Godfrey.
19 Hodgson, Godfrey. THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP: A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0395822939 "In 1981, as Ronald Reagan swept into the White House and his men prepared to take over the government they had for years viewed with suspicion, the citizens of the United States woke up to dis cover that conservatism, once held in contempt, had become the nation's ruling ideology. This brilliant chronicle of how it all came to be 'is by far the best'. " Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post. Interior - very small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f a pprox. pages 110 to 155, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small publishers label on rear cover, one very small corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEHIND THE LINES., Holland, Isabelle.
20 Holland, Isabelle. BEHIND THE LINES.
New York Scholastic 1994 0590451138 / 9780590451130 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
194 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The year is 1863, and the United States is tearing itself apart. Battle lines have been drawn across its soil; for two years, the country has been divided in a bitter civil war. Tension has spread from the rural battlefields to New York City, where fourteen-year-old Katie Farrell helps support her Irish immigrant family by working as a maid for the Laceys of Washington Square. Even though they may be rich and well-educated, she'll never think of them as her betters. Katie abhors the war; she watches in fury as her fellow Irish go to battle. 'This isn't our war', she tell herself. 'Let the rich free the slaves.' Katie isn't the only one who feels that way. When word of the slaughter at Gettysburg reaches the Irish slum, it explodes in violence. Soon the streets of New York are as war-torn and bloody as any battlefield. And Katie is no longer sure what is right or wrong. All she knows is what she feels in her heart. (The author) has crafted a stirring and illuminating story about a fiery young woman caught in the midst of the most violent and destructive riots in America's history: the 1863 New York draft riots." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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