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THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888.  A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
1 THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888. A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1888 Quarter-Leather Fair Ex-Library 
160 pp, 7 5/8" H, leather spine, corners, marbled paper-covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. Section headings include: Prohibition as an Issue; Various Considerations Concerning the Issue Against the Liquor Traffic; Prohibition, to be a Complete Success, Must be National; Success of Prohibition in Practice; Failure of High License; High License Favored and Prohibition Opposed by the Liquor Power; The Democratic Party Committed Against Prohibition; The Republican Party Committed Against Prohibition; Our Political Ledger; Latest State Votes on Prohibition; Progress of the Temperance Cause Since 1884; Temperance Laws of the United States; Liquor Statistics of Great Britain; Grain Used and Prices Paid the Farmers, by Liquor Manufacturers in the United States; Statistics of the Liquor Traffic - 1887; The Federal Revenue from Liquor for Twenty Years; Church and Saloon - Preponderance of Moral Strength Against the Liquor Traffic; The Brutalizing Effects of Beer; Our Load of Illiteracy; Election Statistics; Low License and High License in Chicago - A Comparative Statement of Arrests; The Prohibition Vote for Nineteen Years; Distribution of the Prohibition Vote; Prohibition Vote for Congressmen, 1886; Appendix: The Methodist General Conference of 1888 / Presbyterian General Assembly of 1888 / Anti-Saloon Republicans / Brewers' Congress of 1888 / Character of Liquor-Sellers and the Liquor Business (Recent Notable Testimony) / How the Liquor Traffic Spreads / Additional Information about the Republican Party's Attitude / Additional Illustrations of the Democratic Attitude / Prohibition National Convention of 1888 / State Organizations of the Prohibition Party, etc.; Index. Ex-private college library copy with attendant stamps, labels, pocket, etc., small heavy bump to fore-edge of pages 1 to 38 causing some tiny tears on pages and some loss of paper on two page leaves, a tiny hole and a few chips and a tear (archivally taped) at edges of title page, heavy edge wear to boards, heavy rubbing on boards/leather, 1" splits in leather at top of hinges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Bumsted, J.M., editor. (Paul Stevens, G.N. Emery, Charles W. Humphries, Douglas L. Cole, Donald Arthur Kubesh, C.M. Wallace, J.L. Granatstein, Richard Allen, Patricia Roy, G.E. Panting, Laurier La Pierre, Bruce W. Hodgins.) DOCUMENTARY PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. VOLUME II: POST CONFEDERATION.
Georgetown, Ontario Irwin-Dorsey 1969 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. "The collection includes twelve articles by some of the leading specialists in a number of areas of Canadian history since Confederation. Each specialist concentrates on a certain problem and incorporates some of the documentary evidence he himself would employ in considering the problem." Contents: Laurier and National Unity; The Lord's Day Act of 1906 and the Sabbath Observance Question; Federal-Provincial Tensions within the Ontario Conservative Party, 1878-1900; Imperialism and Nationalism in English-Speaking Canada; Ontario Press Reaction to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885; The Nationalization of the Maritimes, 1867-1914; Meighen vs. the CCF: The York South By-Election, 1942; The Triumph and Decline of Prohibition; The Evacuation of the Japanese, 1942; Newfoundland's Loss of Responsible Government; La Revolution Tranquille: The Liberal Government of Jean Lesage in Quebec, 1960-66; The English-Canadian Mind in Conflict. Interior - partially erased previous owner's name in red ink on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top/bottom corners of front cover, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
3 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966., Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor.
4 Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor. BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966.
Political Reference Publications, Chichester, 1970, first edition. 
303 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09000178035 "(A) complete collection of the full official texts of the manifestos issued by the three major parties in Britain - Conservative, Labour, Liberal - at the fourteen General Ele ctions from December 1918 until March 1966. Apart from its obvious value as a work of political reference, the book provides a fascinating study of the many changes which have taken place in the election platforms of the parties during the pa s t f i f ty years. (It) has been compiled from the original manifestos printed by the parties and each document is reproduced verbatim. A summary of the General Election results has been added for the convenience of readers." Appendices: The La bo ur Ma ni fe stos of 1910; Manifestos for Wales and Scotland. Addendum: The General Election of 1970. Light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small ar ea o f l igh t w rinkling at bottom of front panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND., Dawe, David.
5 Dawe, David. RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
St. John's, Newfoundland Flanker 2011 1926881044 / 9781926881041 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
244 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "(D)elves into the history of conflict between our English and Irish ancestors, a controversial topic that has been overlooked, diminished, or completely ignored in many history books. (The author) retraces the foundation of Newfoundland's religious history and explains how the battle between the English Protestants and the Irish Roman Catholics continued from the old country into the New World. This book will take you back in time as it highlights heinous crimes such as the murders of Magistrate William Keen, explores the uprising of the United Irish Society, and describes many other violent - and sometimes murderous - acts perpetrated between men and women of this province in the name of God and religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor corner wear on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Richard West, Bill Goldsmith, Otto Hornung, Dave Garfield.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JULY 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 07.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI - South Africa Pt. 3 (Unearthing plate flaws in the commemoratives); Reviews - Boo kshelf (A selection of top new philatelic books reviewed); Thematics - Wimbledon tennis (Postal slogans, postmarks and stamps); Classic GB postmarks (The top marks from around Britain since 1661); The top 10 US rarities (Rare bits from Post m a s t e r s t o inverted centres); Election special - use your vote! (The role of philately in persuading voters); 2d Blue cover mystery (A puzzle over an 1840 parliamentary cover); Inside GB Island Issues (The story of Channel Isles and Isle of Ma n is su es ); S t at es of independence (Postal turmoil for an independent Belgian Congo) + monthy departments (including article on Royal Cyphers from 1701 onwards). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi no r e dge we ar, mi no r s oft crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small faint sticker mark on fron cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME., Gordimer, Nadine.  Signed by author.
8 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
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
9 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EVER-READY EDDIE., Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by.
10 Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by. EVER-READY EDDIE.
New York William Morrow, New York, (1968), 45 printing. 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Charming b&w vintage drawings by author. "Never are (Eddie's) talents more needed than the time his school first holds an election for student council. With unrestrained gusto, the children jump into the campaign , and for two weeks electoral madness sweeps the classrooms. Athough Carolyn Haywood is at her funniest as she writes of these doings, the story is also one of character. Voting for the right (person) is more important than voting for a friend, and Eddie discovers the truth the hard way. Readers will love him and his creator all the more." Minor bumping to edges of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing, minor soiling, light to moderate wrinkling at edges, three small closed tears, silver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") across bottom of spine (This is NOT a library book - no stamps, pockets, etc.), protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Hoig, D.S., M.D. REMINISCENCES AND RECOLLECTIONS: AN INTERESTING PEN PICTURE OF EARLY DAYS, CHARACTERS AND EVENTS IN OSHAWA.
Mundy-Goodfellow, Oshawa, 1933. 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Reminiscences of Oshawa, Ontario. Contents: Early Days; The Dynasties; An Interesting North Centre Street Group; Some Well Known People of the D ynasty Period; The Catholic Clergy; Financial and Commercial Institutions; Ambitious Municipal Undertakings; Oshawa Clubs; More Character Sketches; Business Conditions; The Hospital; The Newspapers; Secret Societies; The Carriage Factory; T h e P i a n o Works; The Hall Works and Mr. Glen; Social Changes; Innovations; The Anglican Church; More Character Sketches; The Harbor; Well Known Characters; The Business Section; Whitby and Oshawa; The Montreal Boat; Temperance; The Doctor; The H ol l ow ; Th e De M ille College; Bishop Bethune College; What Dan McCarty Told Me; More Character Sketches; The Coming of the Motor; Golf; Some Early Doctors; Election Humor; Some Old Citizens; The Union Cemetery; The Hyams Trial; Addenda. Very sm all o ran ge do t sti ck er and light foxing mark on free front endpaper, 1" tear at bottom of gutter of title page has been archivally taped, minor browning to pages, light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges of textblock, light wrin klin g at to p of sp ine, m inor so iling - scattered tiny paint specks on front board. Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS., Kinsella, Warren.  Inscribed.
12 Kinsella, Warren. Inscribed. KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS.
Random House Canada, n.p., 2001, first printing. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0679310851 INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO T____ BEST WISHES & MANY THANKS! WARREN NOV. 2001". ALSO INSCRIBED ON VERSO OF FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "T____, HOPEFULLY MY RETIREMENT WILL BE AS ENJOYABLE AS YOURS, MIKE HARRIS". The second inscription is in two different coloured inks (possibly two different hands). "(F)or the first time, Kinsella lifts the veil on what really goes on inside campaigns - and it's not pretty. This is the good, the bad and the ugly of partisan politics, and Kinsella argues that all three are necessary for a healthy and democratic political dialogue. But this isn't a cynic's book on how to manipulate the voting public. The advice from the Prince of Darkness is 'stay on message, and stick to the truth'. Those practitioners of the black arts who resort to lies and cheating are most often burned at the stake by the voters. And he marshals plenty of evidence and insider stories from the hottest campaigns and campaigners in Canada and the United States - among them, James Carville, Besey Wright, Haley Barbour and Dick Morris - to prove his point. Your'll learn about push-polling, frugging, ratf**king, quick response, dirty tricks and oppo, and you'll learn how to counter them all. You'll be treated to Kinsella's Twelve Handy Tips for Surviving Encounters with Unethical, Unscrupulous, Unprincipled Political Journalists, as well as to his unique rating system on whose political reporting you can trust. This is a must-read not only for political junkies but also for marketers and PR flaks alike: it is a handbook, not only on how to win, but how to make sure your opponent loses." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor rubbing/tiny shallow dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Mika, Nick and Mike, Helma, compilers. BELLEVILLE: THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1975. 
100 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photographs, reproductions (old advertisements, portraits, etc.) Contents: Historic Belleville: A Thumbnail Sketch; How Belleville was named; Violent Election; MacKenzie's Left Wing Rebellion of 1837 was a Comic Opera Act in Belleville; Street Lights not necessary; The almost visit of the Prince of Wales; Moira River Floods; A Prominent Belleville Family (Corby); Belleville General Hospital; Fun from the Directory; The Grand Trunk Railway Strike in Belleville; From Mill to Station Street; Hugh McKinnon the Strongest Strongarm of the Law; Belleville's First Tragedy; A Tragic Couple who gave Belleville a Gallows Party; Belleville Sends Courier on Foot to Toronto; Belleville Macs Skyrocket to World Acclaim; Advertising of Yesteryear. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few tiny marks on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION OF 2008., Pammett, Jon H. and Dornan, Christopher, eds.  (Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Brooke Jeffrey, Lynda Erickson, David Laycock, Eric Belanger, Richard Nadeau, Susan Harada, Tom Flanagan, Harold Jansen, Christopher Waddell, Harold Clarke, et al.
14 Pammett, Jon H. and Dornan, Christopher, eds. (Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Brooke Jeffrey, Lynda Erickson, David Laycock, Eric Belanger, Richard Nadeau, Susan Harada, Tom Flanagan, Harold Jansen, Christopher Waddell, Harold Clarke, et al. THE CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION OF 2008.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1554884071 / 9781554884070 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
349 pp, 9" H. Graphs, charts. "A comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election outcome. The chapters are written by leading professors of political science, journalism, and communications. They examine the strategies, successes, and failures of the major political parties - the Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats, Bloc Quebecois, and Green Party. Also featured are chapters on the media coverage, and the way Canada's party finance laws affected the campaign. The book concludes with a detailed analysis of the voting behaviour of Canadians in 2008 and an overview of the long- and short-term forces influencing the future of Canadian electoral politics. The introduction discusses the post-election crisis, while the appendices include all of the election results." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA ACCUSES.  RHODESIA CONDEMNS.  2 VOLUMES., Peck. A. J. A.
15 Peck. A. J. A. RHODESIA ACCUSES. RHODESIA CONDEMNS. 2 VOLUMES.
Salisbury, Rhodesia Three Sisters 1966 Soft Cover Very Good - 
2 volumes 7" H. 1. Rhodesia Accuses - 170 pp, 1966 3rd printing. Contents: Introduction; A Letter to 'The Times'; Reactions to 'The Times' Letter; Ethical Insanity menaces Central Africa; The Good Faith of Mr. Macmillan's Government; The Seeds of Bitterness: Rhodesia's 1961 Constitution; The "Sins" of the Rhodesians; The "Freedom" of African Nationalism; Todd and Whitehead; Ethical Insanity in Action; Thoughts concerning a Solution; Postscript; Appendix: The Middle Road - an Election Manifesto. 2. Rhodesia Condemns - 230 pp, 1967 1st printing. Contents: The Trial Begins; Rhodesia's Case for Independence; "Majority Rule"; Rhodesia's Traditional Philosophy; Mr. Wilson's Rhodesian Visit; The Declaration of Independence; Mr. Wilson's Cold War; A Ride on a Tiger; "A Well-prepared and Well-laid Trap"?; The Legality of Mandatory Sanctions; The Summing Up; Appendix: The "Independence Constitution" in the 'Tiger' Working Document. Interiors - previous owner's ink notation, date, and signature on first page of both volumes; small price stamp on first page of volume 1; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear - more on spine edges, one or two small corner creases, small 4 digit number in ink on front cover of volume 2, slight lean to spines, light rubbing and soiling including some colour offset on rear panels, scattered light scuff lines on covers, area of creasing at bottom of front cover of volume 2, very light browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MACKENZIE KING RECORD.  VOLUME 2. 1944-1945.  (VOLUME II), Pickersgill, J.W. And Forster, D.F.
16 Pickersgill, J.W. And Forster, D.F. THE MACKENZIE KING RECORD. VOLUME 2. 1944-1945. (VOLUME II)
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. *Volume 2 only.* B&w photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Domestic Interlude; Waiting for Victory; Cabinet Reorganization; The Reinforcement Crisis, 1944, Phase I; The Reinforcement Crisis, 1944, Phase II; The Switch to Conscription; Grey North and the Aftermath of Confederation; Political Preparations; San Francisco and the Election; Election Postmortems and Peace; Appendix; Index. Three tiny edge bumps on boards, one very small corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light toning to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Preston, W.T.R. MY GENERATION OF POLITICS AND POLITICIANS.
D.A. Rose, Toronto, (1927). 
462 pp, large 8vo, Hardcover (no dust jacket). Political memoirs of W.T.R. Preston, covering his years of involvement with the Liberal party, detailing the history of the times, the influential players and the global situation. Chapters on Lord Dufferin, Canadian Pacific Railway, Elections, Prime ministers, the First World War, Conventions, Election fraud, North Atlantic Steamship Combine, etc., etc. Interior - previous owners name (local M.P.) on free front endpaper, newspaper obituary column for W.T.R. Preston laid-in in front of book, pages browning lightly, foxing to frontis/preliminary pages, foxing to illustration and adjacent pages, book cracked in three places (all pages firmly held in place), one small dog-ear, printers ink mark in margin of page 228. Exterior - browning and tiny foxing marks to top of textblock, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. A good reference copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
18 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
19 Rohmer, Richard. (Inscribed by author.) SEPARATION.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1976), Ist edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo, gard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FREE FRONT ENDPAPER. "In this action-packed sequel to 'Exodus U.K.', the author...sets up a blend of international intrigue, high-level politics, and global tension...What happens when t he government of Quebec finally decides to secede? How does the assassination of a major Arab leader by a beautiful PLO terrorist affect the course of events in England and Canda? What are the implications of a dramatic British election in the face of worldwide political and encomic crises?..." Embossed blindstamp on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing/scuffing/creasing, light browning to spine and edges, a few tiny tears. VG/G 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
20 Snider, Norman. THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD: HOW THE LIBERALS FELL FROM GRACE AND THE TORIES ROSE TO POWER.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1985 0886190908 / 9780886190903 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
206 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) dramatic, no-holds-barred account of the long political season from January 1983 to September 1984 - from the review of Joe Clark's leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, through the resignation of Pierre Trudeau, and two leadership conventions, to the stunning election of Brian Mulroney as Canada's Prime Minister - an event that meant the end of an era. (G)ives us frank, critical portraits of the major aspirants for the nation's highest office, from John Crosbie and Jean Chretien to JohnTurner and Ed Broadbent, as well as the man who ultimately emerged the victor, Brian Mulroney. Snider followed the candidates across the country as they battled for victory in both the Tory and Liberal campaigns. He was there through the landslide election of Tory September. He conducted interviews throughout, formal and informal, talking to the candidates, to the men and women working with them and to those who simply watched from the sidelines as events unfolded. And he pulls no punches in his description of the events and those players; he gives us behind-the-scenes stories and irreverent anecdotes that never appeared in the newspapers. Behind the political battles lies a society of changing values and conflicting ideas. (This) is a dramatic portrait of power and democracy in Canada." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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