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1.

Black America: A Study of the Ex-Slave and His Late Master
Westport: Negro Universities Press, 1970. Facsimile Reprint. Octavo. Cloth boards; 240pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a tight, VG copy with unmarked text.
[Item #15247]
Price: $15.00
 
2.

Breaking Loose: African-Canadian Dance in Southwestern Ontario 1900-1955
Windsor: by the Author, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers; 174pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Author's inscription to front endpaper has also been "X'd" with black ink. Else a tight, VG copy with unmarked text.
[Item #15246]
Price: $35.00
 
Breaking Loose: African-Canadian Dance in Southwestern Ontario 1900-1955
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Natural Inequality
Manchester: National Labour Press, n.d., ca. 1890. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); decorative staplebound self-wrappers (dust-soiling); 15pp. Extremities a bit chipped, wrappers separated but present. Canadian evolutionist's argument for socialism as the best "endeavour to preserve and make the best of [man's] natural inequality" (p. [3]).
[Item #26929]
Price: $25.00
 
Natural Inequality
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The Woman Who Did...With an Introduction by Ernest Boyd
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1926. First Thus. Canadian evolutionary scientist and novelist Grant Allen's scandalous novel recounting the story of Herminia Barton, a woman "who does not believe marriage necessary when two people love each other, and who has the courage of her convictions." This edition with a new...
[Item #24720]
Price: $45.00
 
The Woman Who Did...With an Introduction by Ernest Boyd
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King's Highway [Inscribed]
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941. First Edition. Final book in the author's Starforth Trilogy, the story of the early formation of the southern states of America - with a short incursion into Canada - and a great deal about the Indians. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); navy blue cloth, with...
[Item #27066]
Price: $25.00
 
King's Highway [Inscribed]
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Azania Shall Be Free
Montreal: The Forge, [1978]. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 44pp; illus. Old price sticker to front wrapper, else fine. On the struggle against apartheid in South Africa ("Azania"). Issued as a supplement to "The Forge," the official organ of the Canadian Communist League (Marxist-Leninist).
[Item #17863]
Price: $30.00
 
Azania Shall Be Free
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From Opposition to Assassination: The Story of Trotsky and the Trial of his Terrorist Group
Toronto: Central Committee, Communist Party of Canada, [1936]. First Edition. 12mo (16.75cm.); original grey decorative card wrappers; 48pp. Very Good. Contemporary rubberstamp of the Modern Book Store to upper wrapper.
[Item #26946]
Price: $40.00
 
From Opposition to Assassination: The Story of Trotsky and the Trial of his Terrorist Group
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Canadian Progressives on the March: The Story of the Rise of the C.C.F.
New York: League For Industrial Democracy, 1944. Staple-bound pamphlet; 32pp. Pencil date to sunned and foxed cover, foxed and slightly creased pages, else very good.
[Item #9037]
Price: $18.75
 
Canadian Progressives on the March: The Story of the Rise of the C.C.F.
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Tempest-Tost
New York: Rinehart & Co. [1952]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original simulated cloth in pink and green dust jacket by Edwin Schmidt; [6],307pp. Light rubbing and short closed tears to jacket extremities, else Near Fine. The first in the Canadian author's Salterton Trilogy.
[Item #22122]
Price: $200.00
 
10.

The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; vi,[2],248pp.; illus. Spine darkened; interior fine. Very Good and sound. The second in the author's Samuel Marchbank trilogy.
[Item #21389]
Price: $100.00
 
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The Report of the Royal Commission Appointed under Order in Council P.C. 411 of February 5, 1946 to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by Public Officials and Other Persons in Positions of Trust of Secret and Confidential Information to Agents of a Foreign Power. June 27, 1946 [aka, "The Gouzenko Report"]
Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1946. First Edition. Original published text of the so-called "Gouzenko Report," prompted by the defection of the Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko in 1945. Gouzenko outed many high-level Canadian government workers as being on the Soviet Union's payroll as paid spies or informants. Octavo. Printed card wrappers;...
[Item #16100]
Price: $75.00
 
The Report of the Royal Commission Appointed under Order in Council P.C. 411 of February 5, 1946 to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by Public Officials and Other Persons in Positions of Trust of Secret and Confidential Information to Agents of a Foreign Power. June 27, 1946 [aka, "The Gouzenko Report"]
12.

The Defection of Igor Gouzenko. In Three Volumes
Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, [1989]. Reprint. Three-volume reissue of the so-called "Gouzenko Report," first issued by the Canadian government in 1946. Includes a brief historical foreword. Three quarto volumes. Printed card wrappers; 733pp. Near Fine.
[Item #16114]
Price: $60.00
 
The Defection of Igor Gouzenko. In Three Volumes
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Women At Work in Nova Scotia
Halifax: Halifax Women's Bureau, 1973. First Edition. Quarto. Staple-bound wrappers; on newsprint; 47pp. Slight wear; Very Good or better. Survey of women's employmnent and working conditions. Photographic illustrations (halftones), charts and graphs.
[Item #17882]
Price: $25.00
 
Women At Work in Nova Scotia
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Problems of Revolutionary Strategy [cover title]
[Montreal]: Association of Vietnamese Patriots in Canada, [1972?]. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cream pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged. Extremities foxed, rubberstamp of the Libraire Ho-Chi-Minh (Quebec) to rear wrapper. Very Good. Article reprinted from First Secretary of the Vietnam Workers' Party Le Duan's book The Vietnamese Revolution: Fundamental Problems, Essential Tasks (1970)...
[Item #26721]
Price: $45.00
 
Problems of Revolutionary Strategy [cover title]
15.

"Remember Kirkland Lake" The Gold Miners' Strike of 1941-42
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial boards; no jacket; 292pp; includes bibliography. Appears unread; tight, clean copy in very good or better condition.
[Item #15485]
Price: $20.00
 
"Remember Kirkland Lake" The Gold Miners' Strike of 1941-42
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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1974. First American Edition. The author's third collection of poetry, and winner of the Governor General's Award. First Printing. Octavo; brown cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; orange topstain; dustjacket; 105pp, [3]. Errata slip laid in. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket...
[Item #24465]
Price: $65.00
 
17.

In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987. First Canadian Edition. Novel fictionalizing the lives of the immigrants whose contributions to building Toronto in the early 1900's never became part of the city's official history. First Printing. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 244pp. Fine in a....
[Item #22792]
Price: $50.00
 
In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel
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In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel [Uncorrected Proof Copy, Signed]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First American Edition. Novel fictionalizing the lives of the immigrants whose contributions to building Toronto in the early 1900's never became part of the city's official history. Octavo; off-white wrappers, with titles printed in black; white printed label with publication information taped to front...
[Item #22804]
Price: $100.00
 
In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel [Uncorrected Proof Copy, Signed]
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There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems, 1963-1978
New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1979. First American Edition. Hardcover issue (published simultaneously in wrappers) of this collection of early poems. First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 107pp, [9]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, with the $12.95 price still intact at upper...
[Item #22791]
Price: $60.00
 
There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems, 1963-1978
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There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems, 1963-1978 [Signed]
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1979. First Canadian Edition. Correct first of this early collection of poems, written between 1963-1978. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 107pp, [9]. Signed by the author on the title page. Sunning to spine, with some trivial edge wear; Near Fine.
[Item #22806]
Price: $150.00
 
21.

Two Poems [Limited Edition, Signed]
N.p. Perishable Press Lmtd, 1986. First, Limited Edition. An elegant broadside collecting two poems: "All along the Mazinaw" and "Birch Bark." One of 275 copies signed by the author. Single sheet of grayish-green handmade paper, letterpress printed in three colors and measuring 55cm x 23.5cm; folded vertically three times to...
[Item #23149]
Price: $125.00
 
Two Poems [Limited Edition, Signed]
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]
London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. First U.K. Edition. The author's fourth novel and break-out book, the story of a young Canadian Jewish man's quest to make a name for himself in society. Basis for Ted Kotcheff's Oscar-nominated film adaptation (1974), starring Richard Dreyfuss as Duddy Kravitz. First Impression. Octavo (20cm); red...
[Item #22758]
Price: $375.00
 
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]
23.

Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada
[Ottawa: Crown Publishers, 1970]. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); original pictorial card wrappers; xii,488pp. Wrappers a bit rubbed, else Fine. Includes sections on economy, education, taxation, poverty, immigration, and criminal law.
[Item #26528]
Price: $25.00
 
Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada
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Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada
[Ottawa: Crown Publishers, 1970]. Reprint (1976). Octavo (22.75cm.); original pictorial card wrappers; xii,488pp. Wrappers a bit rubbed, else Fine. Includes sections on economy, education, taxation, poverty, immigration, and criminal law.
[Item #26529]
Price: $20.00
 
Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada
25.

Polly Masson
Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 339pp. Light wear, with top-stain faded; pictorial jacket bright and intact, with mild overall soil; Very Good. A novel of Canadian politics, strongly critical of the Imperial Federation League and attempts to isolate Quebec. Moore's earlier novel, "The Clash," dealt...
[Item #11795]
Price: $65.00
 
Polly Masson


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