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1 (Africville SAUNDERS, Charles R. Africville : Une Ame Toujours Vivante.
Galerie d'art, Université Mont-Saint-Vincent, Halifax, 1989, ISBN:0770393489 
(Africville). Africville : Une Ame Toujours Vivante. (Halifax : Galerie d'art, Université Mont-Saint-Vincent, 1989). Pp 1-24. Illustrated. Triple Column. Oblong 8vo, colour illustrated stapled card covers. A book to accompanyan exhibition at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. Introduction by Charles R. Saunders. Translation by Louise Soucy. Text in French. Wear to spine and edges, back cover smudged, else good. Scarce. 40.00

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2 (BROUGHAM, Henry NEW, Chester W. Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. 1st UK in dj
Clarendon Press, Oxford , 1961, 
(BROUGHAM, Henry). NEW, Chester W. The Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1961. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-458,(2), frontis portrsit. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Childhood and Youth. 2. Barrister without Remuneration: the founding of the Edinburgh Review. 3. Crusading against the Slave Trade. 4. Whig orTory? 1804-7: Attack on the Orders in Council, 1808. 5. Rousing Byron: The Quarterly Review: Parliament at Last. 6. Repealing the Orders in Council: The Liverpool Election. 7. Adviser to the Princess of Wales. 8. The Two Princesses. 9. The Cause of the Slaves, 1807-20. 10. Political and Personal, 1812-15. 11. Political and Personal, 1816-19. 12. Schools for All, 1810-19. 13. The Queen's Trial. 14. Political and Personal, 1821-5. 15. Fighting to Free the Slaves, 1822-9. 16. Political and Personal, 1826-9. 17. The March of the Mind: Mechanics' Institutes. 18. Lord Rector of Glasgow: Society forthe Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Schoolmaster is Abroad. 19. Launchi ng London University, I. 20. Launching London University, II. 21. Law Reform Speech of 1828. 22. The Year 1730. Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked inthe late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Very good in lightly nicked and browned, price-clipped dustjacket.. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 50.00

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3 (DURAS, Marguerite WILLIS, Sharon. Marguerite Duras : Writing on the Body.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1987, ISBN:0252013352 
(DURAS, Marguerite). WILLIS, Sharon. Marguerite Duras : Writing on the Body. Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp [i]-viii,1-191,(1). Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. Preliminary Mappings. 2. Hiroshima mon amour: Screen Memories. 3. Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein: Something for Nothing. 4.Le Vice-consul and L'Amour: A Word in Default. 5. Writing on the Body. Ver y good in dustjacket. 20.00

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4 (MacDONALD, Angus L.). Dalhousie University Alumni Association Alumni News. Vol. 12, No. 1. New Series. Halifax, May, 1954.
Dalhousie University Alumni Association, 1954, 
(MacDONALD, Angus L.). Alumni News. Vol. 12, No. 1. New Series. Halifax, May, 1954. (Halifax : Dalhousie University Alumni Association, 1954). Pp [1]-64. 8vo, stapled printed mustard card covers. Includes the obituary of the former Premier of Nova Scotia, Angus Lewis Macdonald, with a description ofthe funeral, titled "A Great Dalhousian Passes." A fine copy. 10.00

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5 (Newfoundland - Education) Statistical Presentation for the Minister's Advisory Committee on Women's Issue in Education
Division of School Services, Dept. of Education, 1980, 
(Newfoundland - Education). Statistical Presentation for the Minister's Advisory Committee on Women's Issue in Education. Prepared by Division of School Services. [St. John's] : Division of School Services, Dept. of Education, April 1980. Pp (1),[i]-iii,(2),1-53,(2). Oblong 8vo, black cloth tape spine, yellow card covers, printed in black. Cover title : Statistical Report for the Minister's Committee on Women's Issues in Education. Contents : Introduction; Nursery and Elementary-Secondary Levels; Post-Secondary and Adult & Continuing Levels (excluding M.U.N.); Memorial University of Newfoundland; School Districts; Denominaional Education Committees; Department of Education. Stain to back cover, else very good. 12.50

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6 (SHAKESPEARE, William). SCHWARTZ, Murray M. and Cappélia KAHN (eds.). Representing Shakespeare : New Psychoanalytic Essays.
Johns Hopkins University Press,, Baltimore and London , 1989, ISBN:0801823021 
(SHAKESPEARE, William). SCHWARTZ, Murray M. and Cappélia KAHN (eds.). Representing Shakespeare : New Psychoanalytic Essays. Baltimore and London : TheJohns Hopkins University Press, (1989). First Edition. Pp [i]-xxi,(3),1-29 6. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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7 ABBATE, Carolyn, and Roger PARKER (eds.) PARKER, Roger VERDI, Giuseppe WAGNER, Richard Analyzing Opera : Verdi and Wagner. 1st pr in dj
University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1989, ISBN:0520061578 
ABBATE, Carolyn, and Roger PARKER (eds.). Analyzing Opera : Verdi and Wagner. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London : University of California Press, (1989). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),1-304,(4). Illustrated. Index. Large 8vo,maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction: On Analyzi ng Opera (by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker). Part I - Sources and Interpretations. 1. The Composition of Ernani (by Philip Gossett). 2. Through the Looking Glass: Some Remarks on the First Complete Draft of Lohengrin (by John Deathridge). 3. Opera as Symphony, a Wagnerian Myth (by Carolyn Abbate).4. Verdi's Composition of Otello: The Act II Quartet (by James A. Hepokosk i). Part 2 - Motive and Harmony. 5. Verdi's Groundswells: Surveying an Operatic Convention (by Joseph Kerman and Thomas S. Grey). 6. Isolde's Narrative: FromHauptmotiv to Tonal Model (by Matthew Brown). 7. Ritornello Ritomato: A Variety of Wagnerian Refrain Form (by Anthony Newcomb). 8. Motives and Recurring Themes in Aida (by Roger Parker). Part 3 - Tonality and Structure. 9. The Tonality of Rigoletto (by Martin Chusid). 10. Tonal Systems mAida,Act III (by David Lawton). 11. Schenker and the Norns (by Patrick McCreles s). Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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8 ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX FOX, Gail Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl
Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1973, ISBN:0887500765 
ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX. Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl. [Ottawa] : Oberon Press, (1973). Pp (64). 8vo, black card covers, illustrated and lettered in red. In nthe New Canadian Poets series. Lloyd Abbey was born in London, Ontario, in 1943, and taught for many years as a professor of English literature at the University of British Columbia. He now lives in Vancouver,British Columbia, where he writes full time. Gail Fox is a poet (born at W illimantic, Conn. in 1942) who immigrated to Canada in 1963 and came to public attention in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a group of writers centered at Queen's. Some edgewear, old prce sticker, else very good. 15.00

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9 ABBOTT, E.S., et al. ELIOT, T.S. DIX, Gregory Catholicity : A Study in the Conflict of Christian Tradition in the West. Being a Report presented to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. [By] E.S. Abbott, H.J. Carpenter, V.A. Demant, Gregory Dix, T.S. Eliot, A.M. Farrer, F.W. Green, A.G. Hebert
Dacre Press, Westminster , 1952, 
ABBOTT, E.S., et al. Catholicity : A Study in the Conflict of Christian Tradition in the West. Being a Report presented to His Grace the Archbishop ofCanterbury. [By] E.S. Abbott, H.J. Carpenter, V.A. Demant, Gregory Dix, T. S. Eliot, A.M. Farrer, F.W. Green, A.G. Hebert, R.C. Mortimer, A.M. Ramsey,A. Reeves, C.H. Smyth, The Bishop of Southampton, L.S. Thornton, with a fo reword by The Archbishop of Canterbury. Westminster : Dacre Press, (1952). Third Printing. Pp [1]-56. 8vo, grey printed stapled card covers. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Austin Farrer was George P. Grant's supervisor at Oxford University. Austin Farrer was George P. Grant's supervisor at Oxford University. Waterstaining to spine and edges of covers, but internally very good. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 20.00

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10 ABBOTT, Maude E. History of Medicine in the Province of Quebec
Macmillan Company , Toronto, 1931, 
ABBOTT, Maude E. History of Medicine in the Province of Quebec. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1931. Pp (4),7-97,(1), folding frontispiece + 22 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Roland, Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 1, p.117, Watters p.859, Rhodenizer p.580. Reprinted, with additions, from The Storied Province of Quebec. Dr Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott (b. March 18, 1869, St. Andrew's, Quebec - d. September 2, 1940, Montreal), physician, surgeon, pathologist, historian.. Contents : Introduction; Era of Primitive Medicine; Scurvy among the First Settlers (1535-1608); French Medicine in the Seventeenth Century; Pioneer Physicians to the time of Michel Sarrazin (1608-1685); Rise of the Early French Hospitals (1639-1697); Michel Sarrazin and other Pioneer Physicians to the year 1760; Medical Legislation under the French Regime; French Practitioners during the early Years of British Rule (1760-1800); Contemporary Physicians of British or Foreign Origin; Inoculation and Vaccination; The Licensing Act of1788; Pioneer Physicians and Medical Activities in the early Nineteenth Ce ntury; Origin of the Montreal General Hospital; Rise of the Montreal Medical Institution and the Medical Faculty of McGill University; The Great Epidemics and Development of Quarantine Regulations in Canada; Establishment of the Medical Facilities of Laval University, Quebec, and of the Université de Montréal; Rival Medical Schools in Montreal: The St. Lawrence School Medicine, The Medical Faculty of Bishop's College; Origin and Development of Medical Journalism and Societies; Medical Licentiation Since the Act of 1788;Introduction of Anaesthesia; Dr. James Barry; History of the Care of the I nsane; The Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene; Quebec HospitalsToday; History of the Montreal Morgue; Outstanding Names in the Later Nine teenth Century; Modern Progressive Movements. Gift inscription, else very good. 50.00

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11 ABED, Shukri B. AL-FARABI, Abu Nasr Mohammed) ARISTOTLE) Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi
State University of New York Press, Albany, 1991, ISBN:0791403971 
ABED, Shukri B. Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxv,(1),[1]-201,(3). 8vo, decorated pink glossy paper covered boards, dark blue titles to front and spine. "This book explores the reaction of tenth-century Arab philosopher Abu Nasr Alfarabi to the logical works of Aristotle. From numerous short treatises the author develops a systematic and comprehensive topical survey of Alfarabi's logical writings. The book is divided into two major parts: language as a tool of logic (chapters 1-5) and logic as a tool with which to analyze language (chapter 6). The first five chapters deal with Alfarabi's analysis of the meanings of various terms as they are used in logic and philosophy. Alfarabi refutes the Artab grammarians who claimed that Arab logicians were building a language within a language and shows that the philosophical meanings of terms are in fact their most original and essential meanings. The final chapter deals with Alfarabi's analysis of certain aspects of the Arabic language (such as copula) and demonstrates that Arabic, like any natural language, conforms to universal logical structures of which natural languages are only a concrete expression." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Particulars and Universals: An Introduction to Alfarabi's Logical Lexicon; 2. Definition and Description in Alfarabi's System; 3. The Concept of Essence in Alfarabi; 4. The Concepts of Demonstration, Division, and Classification and Their Relationship to Definition;5. The Term Mawjud in Nonlogical Contexts; 6. Alfarabi's Linguistic Philos ophy. Very good. 37.50

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12 Abegweit Review) HOGG, Lucille Elizabeth CHEVERIE, Leo NOYE, Leah Abegweit Review, Vol.3, No.1
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, 1980, 
(Abegweit Review). The Abegweit Review, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1980. Charlottetown : University of Prince Edward Island, 1980. Pp (4),3-89,(3). 8vo, yellow card covers. A special women's issue. Contents : Introduction by Beth Percival; Jessie Winnifred Gourlie Hogg by Lucille Elizabeth Hogg; Margaret MacWilliams by Mrs. Bryce Sharpe; Agnes Ramsay by Marjorie Gay; The Wait by Kathleen Murphy; One Woman's Life by Leo Cheverie; Hazel L. Sterns by Adele Townsend; Florence Gaston Mosher by Leone Ross; The Escape by Suzanne Currie; The Warranty by Jane E. Wilson; Irma MacPherson by Elizabeth Yeo; Her Story by Doreen Malone; Evelyn Henry by Bob Burke; Helen MacDonald bySibyl Cutcliffe; Ada Chisholm by Leah Noye. Fine. 10.00

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13 Abegweit Review) LEDWELL, Francis BARTEL, Ronald F. GOOL, Reshard Abegweit Review : A Publication of the University of Prince Edward Island. Volume 1, Number 2.
University of Prince Edward Island / Printed by Williams and Crue Co, Charlottetown, 1978, 
(Abegweit Review). The Abegweit Review : A Publication of the University ofPrince Edward Island. Volume 1, Number 2. Summerside, P.E.I.: Printed by W illiams and Crue Co. Ltd., n.d. [1978?]. Pp (2),1-110. Illustrated. 8vo, green card covers. Contents : The Question of Land Ownership and the Future of the Family Farm on Prince Edward Island (by Ronald F. Bartel); Variationson a Theme (by William Howard); Our South American Neighbours (by Fernando Vidal); Canadian Studies in Small Universities (by G.F.G. Stanley); The Ev ening of the Fifth Day (by F.J. Ledwell); The Growth of Public Expenditure in Prince Edward Island (by P. Nagarajan); A Prose Extension of, and Some Variations on, the Prayer Sections of The Four Quartets of T.S. Eliot (by Wendell Maclntyre); L'Attente du Jour (un poème par Francois Vasque); Matthew(by Reshard Gool); Alienation and Respect of Persons in Schools (by Verner Smitheram). Spine lightly browned, penned name, else very good. 20.00

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14 Abegweit Review) LEDWELL, Francis BOLGER, F.W.P. WILLIAMSON, Moncrieff Abegweit Review : A Publication of the University of Prince Edward Island. Volume 1, Number 1.
University of Prince Edward Island / Printed by Irwin Publishing, Charlottetown, 1978, 
(Abegweit Review). The Abegweit Review : A Publication of the University ofPrince Edward Island. Volume 1, Number 1. Summerside, P.E.I.: Printed by I rwin Publishing Co. Ltd., n.d. [1978?]. Pp (2),i-ii,(2),1-67,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, mustard card covers. Contents : Historic Highlights in the Island Story (by Dr. F. W. P. Bolger); Island Art (by Moncrieff Williamson); Who is James Bond? (by Reshard Gool); Immortality and the Suffix -ate (by T. K. Pratt); A Note on Edward Watkin and the Confederation Movement in the Maritimes (by S. Andrew Robb); Ellegy for a Simple Man (by Francis Ledwell); Bearing Christmas Gifts (by Dr. Edward L Edmonds); Freedom in Sartrean Ethics:Ideal or Illusion? (by Verner Smitheram). Penned name, else very good. 20. 00

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15 ABEL, Richard, ed. LEWIS, Philip S.C., ed. Lawyers in Society, Volume One : The Common Law World. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988, ISBN:0520056035 
ABEL, Richard, and Philip S.C. Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Volume One :The Common Law World. Edted by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis. Berk eley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). FirstPrinting. Pp. (4),v-xii,1-399,(3). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to s pine. Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984. "The legal profession is one of the most discussed and leastunderstood occupational categories in contemporary society. Are there too many lawyers wasting human resources and hampering political and economic activity, or are there too few to provide adequate representation for all? Does a career in law permit social mobility or has the profession remained apreserve of privilege? The essays in this volume offer readers inside and outside the legal system a solid sociological foundation for addressing these questions and many others." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Introduction by Philip S.C. Lewis; 2. England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors (by Richard L. Abel); 3. The Legal Profession in Scotland: An Endangered Species or a Problem Case for Market Theory? (by Alan A. Paterson); 4. Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism (by Harry W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Frederick H. Zemans); 5. United States: The Contradictions of Professionalism (by Richard L. Abel); 6. The Australian Legal Profession: From Provincial Family Firms to Multinationals (by David Weisbrot); 7. New Zealand Lawyers: From Colonial GPs tothe Servants of Capital (by Georgina Murray); 8. Past and Present: A Socio logical Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession (by J.S. Gandhi). Very goodin dustjacket. 60.00

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16 ABELL, Westcott, Sir Shipwright's Trade. Caravan reprint
Caravan Book Service, New York, 1962, 
ABELL, Westcott, Sir. The Shipwright's Trade. New York : Caravan Book Service. Reprint edition. Pp 218. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 1284a. "Sir Westcott Abell, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, has here packed into 200 pages an account of shipbuilding from the 'dug-out' and theancient river ships of Egypt to the great shaping-time in England under th e Tudors and Stuarts when the basic technique was finally set down and established; thence to the coming of iron, steam and steel in the nineteenth century; and to mass-production in our own century, to meet the needs of two world wars." -from the dj of the original Cambridge University Press edition. Part 1. Early Days. 1. The 'Dug-Out'; 2. Ships of Egypt; 3. Ships of theNear East; 4. Roman Ships; 5. Viking Ships; 6. The Travels of Marco Polo; 7. Early English Ships. Part 1I. The Growth of the Trade (1485-1837). 1. The Tudors; 2. The Master Shipwrights; 3. William Burrell; 4. ; 5. Matthew Baker; 6. Phineas Pett; 7. Anthony Deane, Kt.; 8. The Stuarts; 9. The Shipbuilders Assistant [on William Sutherland's text-book of 1711]; 10. Timber andIron; 11. The East India Company; 12. The Hanovers. Part 1II. Iron, Steam, and Steel (from 1837). 1. The Coming of Iron; 2. I.K. Brunel [Isambard Kin gdom Brunel]; 3. Scott Russell; 4. Early Ironclads; 5. Methods of Working; 6. Merchant Ships of Iron; 7. The Composite Clipper-Ships; 8. The Advent ofSteel; 9. The Sorrows of Science; 10. William Froude; 11. Ships and Engine s; 12. Steam and Coal; 13. Charles Parsons; 14. Oil and Oil Engines; 15. The Growth of Structures; 16. The Shape of Modern Ships; 17. The Great Wars; 18. Shipwrights of the Royal Dockyards. With Notes on Authorities and index. Very slightly rubbed, else very good. 75.00

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17 ABELL, Westcott, Sir PETT, Phineas Shipwright's Trade. First Edition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1948, 
ABELL, Westcott, Sir. The Shipwright's Trade. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1948. First Edition. Pp (6),v-xiii,(1),[1]-218 + frontispiece + 19 pages of plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt decoration on front, gilt lettering on spine. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 1284a. "Sir Westcott Abell, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, has here packed into 200 pages an account of shipbuilding from the 'dug-out' and the ancient river ships of Egypt to the great shaping-time in England under the Tudors and Stuarts when the basic technique was finally set down and established; thence to the coming of iron, steam and steel in the nineteenth century; and to mass-production in our own century, to meet the needs of two world wars." -from the dj (not with this copy). With splendid illustrations. Part 1. Early Days. 1. The 'Dug-Out'; 2. Ships of Egypt; 3. Ships of the Near East; 4. Roman Ships; 5. Viking Ships; 6. TheTravels of Marco Polo; 7. Early English Ships. Part 1I. The Growth of the Trade (1485-1837). 1. The Tudors; 2. The Master Shipwrights; 3. William Burrell; 4. ; 5. Matthew Baker; 6. Phineas Pett; 7. Anthony Deane, Kt.; 8. TheStuarts; 9. The Shipbuilders Assistant [on William Sutherland's text-book of 1711]; 10. Timber and Iron; 11. The East India Company; 12. The Hanovers. Part 1II. Iron, Steam, and Steel (from 1837). 1. The Coming of Iron; 2. I.K. Brunel [Isambard Kingdom Brunel]; 3. Scott Russell; 4. Early Ironclads;5. Methods of Working; 6. Merchant Ships of Iron; 7. The Composite Clipper -Ships; 8. The Advent of Steel; 9. The Sorrows of Science; 10. William Froude; 11. Ships and Engines; 12. Steam and Coal; 13. Charles Parsons; 14. Oiland Oil Engines; 15. The Growth of Structures; 16. The Shape of Modern Shi ps; 17. The Great Wars; 18. Shipwrights of the Royal Dockyards. With Notes on Authorities and index. Spine sunned, name, else very good. 75.00

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18 ABELLA, Irving Martin Nationalism, Communism, and Canadian Labour : The CIO, the Communist Party,and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0602018939 
ABELLA, Irving Martin. Nationalism, Communism, and Canadian Labour : The CIO, the Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1973). First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(5),[1]-256. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Contents : 1. The CIO Comes North. 2. Expulsion 1937-39. 3. The Merger 1939-40. 4. The Steelworkers' Organizing Committee. 5. The CCL, the CCF and the Communist Party 1940-46. 6. The International Union of Mill and Smaller Workers 1936-48.7. The International Woodworkers of America 1940-48. 8. The United Electri cal Workers and the United Automobile Workers 1940-50. 9.The CIO versus theCCL 1940-50. 10. National versus International Unionism 1946-52. 11. Concl usion. Boards a little flared, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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Jakarta : A History. First Edition, ABEYASEKERE, Susan
19 ABEYASEKERE, Susan Jakarta : A History. First Edition
Oxford University Press, Singapore [et al], 1987, ISBN:0195826884 1987 0195826884 / 9780195826883 
ABEYASEKERE, Susan. Jakarta : A History. Singapore [et al] : Oxford University Press, 1987. Pp (4),[v]-xvii,(3),[3]-280,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, illustrated grey paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in blue, orange, pale yellow, white and black.

"This study of Jakarta presents the first general history of the city. It follows two main themes. One is the clash between dream and reality. For nearly 400 years, governments have wanted Jakarta to be the show-piece for their policies in the Indonesian archipelago. From 1619 until 1949, the Dutch saw the city as a European enclave displaying the gifts of good government and modern technology which they brought to their East Indies. After independence, President Sukarno lavished attention on his capital, hoping to make it the pride of the nation and the Beacon of the New Emerging Forces. Since Sukarno's fall, the New Order Government has channelled investment into Jakarta and carried through extensive modernization plans in line with its general aim of economic development for Indonesia. This book looks at the consequences of those centuries of policies for Jakarta, and in particular for the vast majority of its inhabitants who have always been too poor to fit into plans for the city.

The other main theme is the rich complexity of Jakarta's population. For centuries the city grew relatively slowly, and immigrant groups of Chinese, Arabs, Europeans and Indonesians from all over the archipelago mingled to produce unique cultural forms. In the last 40 years, that intricate web has been torn apart by political changes and massive waves of Indonesian immigrants who are still struggling to create their own urban culture in a predominantly rural country." (from the back cover).

Contents :
Part I - The Old Masters.
1. Company Town: Early Origins tn 1800.
2. The Colonial City: Batavia in the Nineteenth Century.
3. Batavia, 1900-1942: The Colonial City under Challenge.

Part II - Interregnum.
4. Japanese Occupation and the Struggle for independence. 1942-1949.

Part III - The New Masters.
5. Sukarno's Jakarta: 1950-1965.
6. Jakarta under Sadikin and His Successors: 1966-1985.

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20 ABHIDHAMMATTHA-SANGAHA) AUNG, Shwe Zan (intro.) DAVID, Mrs. Rhys (ed.) Compendium of Philosophy : being a Translation made for the first time from the Original Pali of the Abhidhammattha-Sangaha
Oxford University Press, 1929, 
(ABHIDHAMMATTHA-SANGAHA). Compendium of Philosophy : being a Translation made for the first time from the Original Pali of the Abhidhammattha-Sangaha. With introductory essay and notes by Shwe Zan Aung. Revised and edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids. L: Oxford University Press, 1929. Reprinted from the 1910 edition. Pp. 298 + one folding chart. 8vo, tan cloth boards, white cloth spine, gilt lettering to front and spine. Pali Text Society. Spine lightly rubbed, else vg. 50.00

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