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121 BRANDT, Conrad. Russian Research Center Studies, 31). Stalin's Failure in China, 1924-1927. First Edition, Hardcover in dustjacket
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958, 
BRANDT, Conrad. Stalin's Failure in China, 1924-1927. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1958. First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xv,(5),[1]-226,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Russian ResearchCenter Studies, number 31. "This book sheds light on one of the most obscu re and important periods in modern history, the Chinese Revolution of the 1920's. It describes the first Soviet plunge into China, the first attempt to make China a communist province. After initial successes, this attempt ended in failure. Why? The author shows how Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of the Chinese Nationalists, outmaneuvered the master maneuverer Stalin; how Stalin's Marxist assumptions distorted his image of China; how bad intelligence and rivalries among his agents upset Stalin's schedule of conquest. We see how Stalin's China policy became rigid and unrealistic by becoming, in the course of his struggle with Trotsky, a domestic political issue. One of the merits of this book is that it illustrates how a debate about fine points of dogma can affect the lives of millions of people, themselves unaware of dogma. The author examines Trotsky's case in the debate with the help of the Trotsky Archives, which have not been previously used in a study of theChinese revolution. He finds that contrary to widespread belief, Trotsky's prophecies about China were either as false as Stalin's or, at best, only short-range predictions. He concludes that Trotsky and Stalin, in this instance as in others, thought much more alike than they could ever admit." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Lenin and Asian Nationalism: Sources of anAlliance; 2. The COMINTERN and Sun Yat-Sen: Preliminaries of an Alliance; 3. The Communists in the Kuomintang: An Alliance in Operation; 4. The Communists in the Kuomintang: To Whom the Hegemony?; 5. A Defeat Out of Victory and a Devil Out of the Machine; 6. Aftermath and Retrospect. With bibliography and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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122 BRASOL, Boris, (comp.). Reign of Emperor Nicholas II 1894-1917 In Facts and Figures : A Reply to the Slanderers of Imperial Russia and the Martyred Czar Nicholas II.
Russian Imperial Union-Order, Bridgeport, CT, 1975, 
BRASOL, Boris (comp.). The Reign of Emperor Nicholas II 1894-1917 In Facts and Figures : A Reply to the Slanderers of Imperial Russia and the MartyredCzar Nicholas II. (Bridgeport, Conn. : Russian Imperial Union-Order, 1975) . Second and Revised Edition. Pp [1]-[20] including covers, with bibliography sheet laid in. 8vo, white stapled self-wraps. Contents : Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II (by Archbishop John Maximovitch). Introduction. I. Demography and Finances. II. Industry and Economy. III. Agriculture. IV. Railroads. V. Labor Legislation. VI. Public Education. VII. Land Problem. VIII. Conclusion. Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II 1868-1918. Very good. 25.00

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123 BREZHNEV, Leonid Under the Banner of Leninism : Speech by Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretaryof the CPSU Central Committee, to the 19 th Moscow City Party Conference o n March 29, 1968
Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, Moscow, 1968, 
BREZHNEV, Leonid. Under the Banner of Leninism : Speech by Leonid Brezhnev,General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, to the 19 th Moscow City Party Conference on March 29, 1968. Moscow : Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, n.d. [1968]. Pp (2),3-[29],(3). Small 8vo, pink stapled card covers, lettered in white. Nicked, creased, else very good. 12.00

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124 BRINKLEY, George A. Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Studyin the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War. First Edition in d ustjacket
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1966, 
BRINKLEY, George A. The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian CivilWar. (Notre Dame, Indiana) : University of Notre Dame Press, 1966. First E dition. Pp (8_,ix-xvii,(3),3-446. Map. Index,. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. "The Russian Civil War andthe accompanying allied intervention from 1917- 1921 have long been recogn ized as major events in the great upheaval unleashed by World War I. Yet today, almost halt a centurv after these events, they remain less than fully analyzed or even chronicled. Dr. Brinkley's book, the first extensive studvin its field in over 30 years, fills this gap in historical literature by focusing attention on the activities of strong anti- Bolshevik forces in South Russia and their relations with non-Russian border countries and the Allies. The Volunteer Army demonstrates why the anti-Bolshevik revolt in South Russia and the resultant Allied intervention were both doomed to failure.It dissects the movements, policies, and reasons behind Allied interventio n, which was initially a continuation of the Allied war against Germany. Too exhausted to commit themselves to all-out military cooperation and unready to attempt top-level peace negotiations, the Allies folowed a vacillatingpolicy of intervention. The revolumary ideal, its perspective narrowed by private interests, political naivete, and Allied misunderstandings, missed universality by lack of appeal. The great adventure became a tragedy of errors." (from the dj). Contents : Part I - Russia and the World War. 1. The Disintegration of Russia. 2. The Impact of German Occupation. Part II - Allied Intervention in South Russia. 3. The Post-War Intervention. 4. The French and the Volunteers in Odessa. 5. Britain as a Buffer. Part III - The Riseand Fall of the Volunteer Army. 6. Denikin's Military and Political Strate gies. 7. Retreat and tho End of Allied Aid. 8. T he Crimean Epilogue. 9. Post Mortem. Very good in rubbed and nicked, spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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125 BRITTAIN, Vera Women at Oxford : A Fragment of History. First Edition in dustjacket
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1960, 
BRITTAIN, Vera. The Women at Oxford : A Fragment of History. London : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1960). First Edition. Pp. (6),[7]-272 + 8 pages ofb&w photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is the story, told against the background of the author's own university, of women's struggle for equal opportunity in the field of scholarship and intellectual achievement No recent book has been written on this subject with Oxford as itsscene. The date October i3th, 1959 marked the 80th anniversary of the esta blishment of women's colleges at Oxford. This book covers approximately a century, beginning with the liberal reforms at the University after 1850 which made possible the foundation of women's colleges, and ending with the abolition of the restrictions on the number of women undergraduates in 1957, and the altered status of the women's "societies" to that of full colleges in 1959. It will be news to many that their attainment of equal status has been so recent, in spite of the fact that Oxford women students became eligible for degrees 27 years before the women at Cambridge. This is a "successstory" of an unusual type, which will appeal to every reader who is intere sted in the battles of the mind. The author makes full and entertaining useof the humorous episodes arising from the early prejudices which hampered (though not for long) the struggle for the degree. Her book is also a portrait gallery of famous women, ranging from such picturesque early Principalsas Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth and Miss Anne Moberly, and such gifted 19th-c entury students as Eleanor Rathbone and Maude Royden, to the many outstanding younger figures in present-day scholarship, literature, education, broadcasting, and politics." (from the dj). Contents : Definition of some Terms used at Oxford; Foreword. Prelude: A Forerunner. 1. The Beginning of ModernOxford (1850-60). 2. Women Become Aware (1860-75). 3. The Interlopers (187 5-80). 4. Unofficially Present (1880-90). 5. Infiltration (1890-1900). 6. Towards Recognition (1900 14). 7. Through War to Triumph (191421). 8. The Pendulum Swings (1921-30). 9. Time of Testing (1930-45). 10. A Human Society (1945 and after). Epilogue: The Future ? Appendix 1. The Relationship between Classes in Schools and Subsequent Careers. Appendix 2. Women Guest Speakers at the Oxford Union. Appendix 3 . Some Distinguished Unacademic Women associated with Oxford Colleges and the University. Small tear to spine of rubbed, price-clipped dustjacket, else very good. 35.00

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126 Broadside Deep sea shipowners Not Canadian Seamen are responsible for shipping strike. Here Are the Facts [...] The shipowners must obey the laws – The governments must compel them. Act Now! Defend Free Trade Unionism. Published by theCanadian Seamen's Union
Canadian Seamen's Union, Montreal, 1949, 
(Broadside). Deep sea shipowners Not Canadian Seamen are responsible for shipping strike. Here Are the Facts [...] The shipowners must obey the laws –The governments must compel them. Act Now! Defend Free Trade Unionism. [Mo ntreal:] Published by the Canadian Seamen's Union, 438 St. François-Xavier,n.d. [1949?]. On sheet [10.25 by 17.75 inches], printed one side only. Sta ple stains, vertical and horizontal creases (from being folded), light edgewear, else good. 50.00

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127 BROMKE, Adam ANDROPOV, Yuri) Behind the Headlines: The Andropov Succession: East-West Relations in the 1980s
Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1983, 
BROMKE, Adam. Behind the Headlines: The Andropov Succession: East-West Relations in the 1980s. (Canadian Institute of International Affairs), (1983). Pp. 1-28. Blue card covers, stapled. Introduced as: "With the ascension of Yuri V. Andropov to power in the Kremlin a new chapter began in East-West relations. Whether it will be marked by a decrease or an increase in international tensions is as yet unknown. But each succession in the Kremlin has brought about important cahnges in the USSR. Each leader from Lenin to Brezhnev has put his personal stamp on Soviet foreign policy and it is to be expected that that Andropov will do the same." Front cover slightly bent, otherwise vg. 15.00

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128 BRONTMAN, L. SCHMIDT, O. J. (ed., & foreword) On the Top of the World
Victor Gollancz,, 1938, 
BRONTMAN, L. On the Top of the World : The Soviet Expedition to the North Pole 1937. Edited and with a foreword by Academician O. J. Schmidt, Hero of the Soviet Union. L.: Victor Gollancz, 1938. First English Edition. Pp 287,including [24] pp of plates, and [1] folding map to rear. 8vo, black cloth , gilt to spine. Arctic Bibliography 2241. This purpose of this Russian expedition was to establish a scientific station on an ice-floe near the Pole.This was an opportunity for the Soviets to test their aircraft, men and eq uipment as they established themselves in the world's most northerly point.The book itself is an account of the trip, the preparation and support for the creation of the camp, and the day to day lives of the team members as they went about their duties. Cocked, edgeworn, extremities bumped, upper board splayed, previous name, ow vg. 25.00

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129 BROOKES, E.H. History of the University of Natal. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, 1966, 
BROOKES, E.H. A History of the University of Natal. Pietermaritzburg : University of Natal Press, 1966. First Edition. Pp (16),1-194.+ 29 pp plates. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Colonial Natal was long unreceptive to the idea of a University. Too many of the Home-born tended tobelieve that "the Natal bov" was "uninterested in higher education, lazy, devoid of perseverance and devoted to outdoor activities". Too many of the Colonials tended to admire that lack of more than elementary education which had made them what they were. As late as 1907, a prominent member of Natal's Legislative Assembly objected to the "waste" of public money on high-school education which, in his view, unfitted boys for life and work in the Colony. But Natal had men with greater faith in education and in the Natal boy. They secured the passage, through the Natal Legislature, of the University College Act of 1909. In February, 1910, Natal's first university students ("the aboriginals") began their higher education in two temporary wood-and-iron classrooms in the grounds of Maritzburg College. University education in Natal had begun. From such modest beginnings on the eve of Union there has developed the flourishing University of the 'sixties, with its five thousand students, its nine Faculties—Arts, Social Science, Science, Law, Education, Commerce and Public Administration, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine—and its eight autonomous Research Institutes. This book tells the story of the growth of the University, of its staff, of its students, of itsrole in the academic world and of its influence on the life of Natal and o f South Africa generally." (from the dj). Contents : The background of university education in South Africa; The first steps towards University Education in Natal; A flickering flame: the Natal University College 1910-18; TheDurban Technical College 1910-18; The University acts of 1916; The Natal U niversity College 1919-28; The Bews period 1928-38; The dual university; The opening of non-European classes; The Denison period 1938-44; The Natal University College in 1945: summary; The Malherbe Era (1945-65) I; The Malherbe Era (1945-65) II; The University of Natal; The non-European students; The medical school; The faculty of agriculture; The autonomous institutes; Evolution of the dual system; University finance; Educational ideals and achievements I; Educational ideals and achievements II; The students' representative councils; The influence of the University of Natal; Concluding note; Appendix I: List of professors; Appendix II: Roll of honour; Appendix III: LIst of honorary degrees awarded; Appendix IV: List of donors of R1,000 andover and up to R5,000; Appendix V: List of Rhodes scholars and Elsie Ballo t scholars. Very good in dustjacket (1" section missing from rear panel andtear to front fold). 35.00

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130 BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1994, ISBN:0691032785 
BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(4),[1]-455,(3). 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Very faint wear tocloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00 "Countering the p owerful myth that the civil war in Russia was largely between the "Whites" and the "Reds," Vladimir Brovkin views the struggle as a multifaceted social and political process. Brovkin focuses not so much on armies and governments as on the interaction of state institutions, political parties, and social movements on both Red and White territories. In the process, he exposesthe weaknesses of the various warring factions in a Russia plagued by stri kes, mutinies, desertion, and rebellions. The Whites benefited from popularresistance to the Reds, and the Reds, from resistance to the Whites. In Br ovkin's view, neither regime enjoyed popular support. Pacification campaigns, mass shooting, deportations, artillery shelling of villages, and terror were the essence of the conflict, and when the Whites were defeated, the war against the Greens, the peasant rebels, went on. Drawing on a remarkable array of previously untapped sources, Brovkin convicts the early Bolsheviksof crimes similar to those later committed by Stalin. What emerges "behind the front lines" is a picture of how diverse forces -- Cossacks, Ukrainian s, Greens, Mensheviks, and SRs, as well as Whites and Bolsheviks -- createdthe tragic victory of a party that had no majority support. This book has important contemporary implications as the world again asks an old question: Can Russian statehood prevail over local, regional, and national identities?" - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part One: 1918-1919: 1. The "New Course" That Failed (December 1918-April 1919): Causes of Legalization -- Legalization of the Opposition Parties -- Lenin and Martov -- Menshevik Policy Proposals -- Legalization of the PSR -- Debate on the Cheka -- The End of the "New Course". 2. On the Internal Front: Enemies among the Workers: Strikes in Moscow -- Strikes in Petrograd -- Trouble in the Provinces -- Strikes in Sormovo and Tver -- Rebellions and Mutinies in Orel Province -- The Astrakhan Tragedy. 3. The White Tide: The White Tide in the East -- Red Terror in the Urals -- Peasant Rebellions on the Volga -- The Whites' Breakthroughin the South -- Decossackization -- Makhno, Grigoriev, Zelenyi, and Others -- Peasant Attitudes in Ukraine -- Red Army Soldiers' Attitudes -- The Thr ee Blows to the Reds -- Red Terror in Ukraine. 4. On the Internal Front: the Greens: The Historical Setting -- Policies of the Bolshevik Government --Requisition Detachments -- Local Government in the Countryside -- Peasant Attitudes (Distribution of Land, The Communist Party and Soviet Power, and The Civil War) -- The Greens -- The Greens' Organization and Tactics -- Bolshevik Antidesertion Measures -- Peasant Uprisings. 5. What Is to Be Done? Soviet Parties Face the Challenge of the Whites: The Menshevik Assessment of the Situation -- The Right Mensheviks -- The SRs and the White Threat -- Fighting on All Fronts. 6. The Red Tide: Collapse of the Whites in the East(The Worldview of the Whites, Atamanschchina Warlords, The Army and Desert ion, Peasant Resistance, The Workers, White Terror, Political Parties) -- Collapse of the Whites in the South (State Order, Workers, The Countryside, Terror, Agony) -- The Fragmentation of Society. Part Two: 1920-1921: 7. TheEnd of Legal Opposition: The Mensheviks' New Platform -- Successes and Per ils -- The Left SR Factions -- The Balancing Act Breaks Down: The Affair with the British Delegation -- Other Foreign Delegations - The Cheka Assault on the Opposition Parties. 8. Workers under Militarized Labor: Theater of the Absurd -- The Militarization of Labor -- The Workers' Economic Situation-- Workers' Responses -- Elections -- Strikes. 9. The Green Tide: Bolshevi k Intentions -- Razverstka and Other Obligations -- The Collection of Tribute -- Informal, Invisible Peasant Government -- Peasant Perceptions -- Peasant Resistance: Central Russia (Deserters, Avengers, Spontaneous Rebellions, Large-scale Uprisings). 10. The Peasant War in Ukraine and Cossack Lands:Bolshevik Agrarian Policy in Ukraine -- Occupation Policies in the Don Hos t and Kuban -- Peasant Rebels: Ukraine -- Don and Kuban Resistance -- Subjugation -- A Reign of Red Terror in Kuban. 11. Sovietization of the Countryside: Tambov, Saratov, Tobol'sk: Tambov (The Causes, Popular Insurrection, The Role of the SRs, The War Effort) -- Lower Volga -- The Urals and Siberia-- Suppression. With epilogue, conclusion, bibliography and index. Very fa int wear to cloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00

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131 BROVKIN, Vladimir N. The Mensheviks After October : Socialist Opposition and the Rise of the Bolshevik Dictatorship. First Edition in dustjacket
Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 1987, ISBN:0801418585 1987 
BROVKIN, Vladimir N. The Mensheviks After October : Socialist Opposition and the Rise of the Bolshevik Dictatorship. Ithaca and London : Cornell University Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xviii,(4),[1]-329,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "In this major contribution to our understanding of the Russiari Revolution, Vladimir Brovkin provides the fullest account to date of the Menshevik party during the first year of Soviet rule. Focusing on the period from October 1917 through October 1918—months when the Soviet political system still permitted a degree of electoral competition among political parties—he explores the moderate socialists' opposition to the Bolsheviks. Why, he ask, did the competition between the Bolsheviks and their socialist opponents lead to a violentconfrontation? And how did their struggle shape the increasingly repressiv e political system that emerged during this period? Brovkin examines several major aspects of Menshevik party history in an effort to discover the organization's place in the revolutionary upheavals that rocked Russian society. He analyzes the debates within the party over the best policy for opposing the Bolsheviks and describes the Mensheviks' attempts to undermine theirrivals by winning the support of the working class. He depicts, too. the s truggle for party leadership and the changing composition of the membership. Finally, Brovkin explores the iviensheviks' interactions with their sometime ally the Socialist Revolutionary (SR) party and other opposition groupsand traces the increasingly confrontational competition between the modera te socialists and the Bolsheviks, concluding his account with the onslaughtof the Red Terror and the first stage of the civil war. Drawing on an impr essive array of primary sourees, Brovkin convincingly shows that as the political struggle progressed, the Mensheviks, together with the SRs, were seen as a serious challenge to the Bolsheviks. He argues further that the Bolsheviks' determiation to counter this perceived threat led them to undertakethe repressive actions that both crushed their opposition and transformed the Soviet government into a didictatitorship. Offering a fascinaiating look at early Soviet political life and its radical evolution, The Mensheviks after October will be essential reading for historians of Russia and the Soviet Union, political scientists, and historical sociologists." (from the dj). Contents : Prologue: The Road to October. Part I - Cataclysm and Readjustment, October 1917 - March 1918. 1. The Mensheviks in October: From Government Party to Opposition. 2. The Mensheviks Confront the Bolshevik Challenge. Part II - Electoral Politics, March - May 1918. 3. The Politics of the "New Course." 4. The Beleaguered Press. 5. The Elections to the City Soviets. 6. Shifting Political Allegiances. Part III - The Showdown, May - October 1918. 7. Discord among the Socialists. 8. The Mensheviks under Attack. 9.The Civil War and the Party Split. Conclusion. Appendix: Members of the Ce ntral Committee of the Russian Social Demcratic Workers' Party. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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132 BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.) SNYDER, William P. (ed.) Regionalization of Warfare
Transaction Books, New Brunswick, NJ, 1985, ISBN:087855985x 
BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.). The Regionalization of Warfare : The Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Lebanon, and the Iran-Iraq Conflict. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, (1985). Pp. 291. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. Of nautical interest: Segal and Gravino's "The Empire Strikes Back Military Progessionalism in the South Atlantic War" ; Zakheim's "The South Atlantic: Evaluating the Lessons" ; Guilmartin's "The South Atlantic War: Lessons and Analytical Guideposts - A Military Historian's Perspective".Also includes Part II: The Invasion of Lebanon, Part III: The Iran-Iraq Wa r, and Part IV: Military and Political Lessons for the United States and the Soviet Union. With maps. Vg. 15.00

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133 BROWN, R. Craig (ed.). BERCUSON, David J. PENNANEN, Gary REGEHR, T. D. Canadian Historical Review. Volume 51, No. 2, June 1970
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1970, 1970 
BROWN, R. Craig, (ed.). The Canadian Historical Review. Volume LI, No. 2, June 1970. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1970. Pp (2),[123]-246,[i]-ii. 8vo (165 x 248 mm), white card covers, printed in red & black.

1. "Sitting Bull: Indian Without a Country" by Gary Pennanen [Hoover, The Sioux : A Critical Bibliography 147.];

2. "Arthur Puttee and the Liberal Party: 1899-1904" by A. R. McCormack;

3. "The Winnipeg General Strike, Collective Bargaining, and the One Big Union Issue"; by David J. Bercuson;.

4. "The Canadian Northern Railway: The West's Own Product" by T.D. Regehr.

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134 BROWN, R. Craig (ed.). FINGARD, Judith MacPHERSON, Ian BROMLEY, Walter Canadian Historical Review. Volume 54, No. 2, June 1973
BROWN, R. Craig (ed.). The Canadian Historical Review. Volume LIV, No. 2, June 1973. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1973. Pp (2),[123]-244,i-iv. 8vo, white card covers, printed in red and black. Contents : 1. "EnglishHumanitarianism and the Colonial Mind: Walter Bromley in Nova Scotia, 1813 -25” (by Judith Fingard, pp 123-151). 2. “The Co-operative Union of Canada and Politics, 1909-31” (by Ian MacPherson). 3. :The CCF and the Manitoba 'Non-partisan' Government of 1940” (by Nelson Wiseman). Plus book reviews andregular features. Vaison p.11 for Fingard's article. Very good. For the is sue 15.00

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From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War.  First Paperback Edition, BROWNING, Robert M., Jr.
135 BROWNING, Robert M., Jr. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. First Paperback Edition
University of Alabama Press, Fire Ant Books, Tuscaloosa and London , 1993, ISBN:0817350195 
BROWNING, Robert M., Jr. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. Tuscaloosa and London : The University of Alabama Press, (Fire Ant Books, 1993). First Paperback Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(3),[1]-453,(5). With illustrations and maps in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated grey cardcovers. Robert M. Browning (b. 1955). Eicher, The Civil War in Books : An Analytical Bibliography 4. “Making excellent use of the private papers of participants, ships' logs, Navy Department records, and congressional reports, From Cape Charles to Cape Fear is the definitive work on the Union blockading squadron off North Carolina and Virginia during the Civil War.” - from the back cover. Preface; 1. Had failure been possible: the Navy's response to war; 2. Glory again to our arms: the captureof eastern North Carolina 3. Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel: The Penins ular Campaign; 4. We have no Use for the River: The Navy in the Eastern Theater; 5. The Enemy are within the Ring: Stalemate in North Carolina; 6. Uncle Sam's Web feet: Operations in the Interior Waters; 7. Results go far different from those desired: Acquiring and Maintaining the Fleet; 8. No chance for Manavelins: Supplying the Squadron; 9. Economize all you can: Coalingthe Gunboats; 10. To make Bricks without Straw: Men and the Navy; 11. We a re all anxious to make the Blockade efficient: The Coastal Blockade; 12. Ishmaelites upon the Broad Ocean: The Blockade Runners; 13. We are looking for old Abe's fleet: the capture of Wilmington; 14. Weary of the War: Conclusion. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. 16.00

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136 BRUCE, Peter Henry. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of
Da Capo Press, New York, 1970, 
BRUCE, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of The Czar, Peter I, of Russia. New York : Da Capo Press, 1970. New Impression. Pp (6),[iiii]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering and black panel to spine. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. First published 1782, second edition 1783 (Dublin), this reprint being a facsimile of the second edition. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00 Contents : Book 1 The author's descent. - His grandfather's going into the Prussian service. - John Bruce's marriage and descendants, and the author's birth, etc. - His entering into the Prussian service. - Lines on the battle of Ramillies. - A remarkable story of the author's landlady. - His first campaign.- His second campaign. - Defeat of the French. - Siege of Lisle. - A remar kable accident to prince Eugene. - Captain Dubois. - A sad accident to the enemy's cavalry. - Bon mot of the duke of Marlborough. - Siege of Ghent. - Third campaign. - Siege of Tournay. - Battle of Malplaquet. - Story of a Swiss recruit. - Siege of Mons. - Fourth campaign. - Siege of Doway. - Siege of Bethune. - A sad misfortune to six Scotch officers. - Sieges of Aire andSt. Venant. - Terrible story of the Jesuits at Tournay. Book 2 He goes int o the Russian service, a captain. - Overtakes general Bruce at Pruss-Holland. - A curious story of a man at Elbing. - They arrive at Jaweross, where the Czar is privately married. - General Bruce's rank and honours. - Accountof the Russian army. - Their numbers and cloathing. - Expedition against t he Turks. - Council of war at the Neister. Prince Constanure joins them without any troops. - A swarm of locusts. - The Turks appear. - The Russians form on the river Pruth. - Engage the Turks three days. - The czarina saves the whole army and prince Canamire. - The king of Sweden upbraids the grandvizier. - The Russians return. - Colonel Pitt's lady and daughter carried off by the Tartars. - The grand seignior approves the treaty. - Captain Bruce sent express to Constantinople. - Description of that city. - Its mosques. - Accommodations for strangers. - Strength. - The seraglio. - Scutari, afine view. - The port and harbour. - Suburbs. - Arsenal. - Air and climate . - The Turks contrasted. - Domestic Accommodations. - Internal government of the country. - Religion. - Worship. - The plague. - Their games. - Diet.- Rest. - Exercise of their youth. - Dress of their ladies. - Ointment of Pilo. - Their predominint interest. - Matrimonial privilege. - Concubine marriage. - Policy of their religion. - Severities on the amorous stranger. -Their laws of debt. - In criminal cases. - Their punishments. - The channe l of the captain's information. - New difficulties to the Treaty at the Pruth. - Change of ministry. - A fresh treaty. - Fresh interruption to the peace. - Against which the czar remonstrates. - Ministry again changed. - The Russian ambassador, etc. sent to the Seven Towers. - Mighty preparations for war, which end against the king of Sweden at Bender. - Reflexions. Book 3Marriage of the czarowitz. - The czar's celebration of his old wedding. - General Baur's discovery of himself to his friends and brother officers. - The empress Catherine's descent and rise. - Prince Menzikof's rise, and theczar's narrow escape from poison. - Expedition against the Swedes. - Descr iption of the city of Moscow. - An ambassador from Persia; a great fire in Moscow. - A young physician burnt by the clergy, who are therefore deprivedof the power of life and death, and holidays and convents abridged. - Mann ers of the gentry. - Description of the women. - Entertainments of the common people. - Marriage. - The princess Natalia's humorous fancy in the marriage of the dwarfs. - Three women punished for drowning their husbands. - The punishment of the knout. - The czar's birth and marriage. - A virtuous young lady. - Muscovite robberies and murders. - The czar's danger by them. -Remarkable murder of Swedish officers by Jews. - Suppression of the Robber s. - Seat of empire changed from Moscow to Petersburgh. - A description of the czarowitz's person and manners. - Ridiculous custom in burying. - Theirimages. - Their baths. - Manner of travelling. - Religious fasis. Book 4 C ity of Novogorod. - The Sterlit fib. - Marshal Zeremetof's military mistakes. - The readiest method to get out of the Russian service. - The city of Petersburgh. - The czar's usual table. - His entertainments. - His present of boats to different ranks, and its good design. - An ambassador from Usbeck Tartary. - A naval excursion for his entertainment. - Cronstadt and Cronelet. - Oramanbaum, Petersboff, and Catharinhoff. - The grand dutchess born,and the prince's behaviour on the occasion. - His disrespect to the czar. - Naval expedition, in which the czar was rear admiral. - His gallant action with Ehrenshield. - He takes Aland. - His triumphal entry at Petersburgh.- Promoted to vice-admiral. - He complimnts Ehrenshield's bravery. - His s peech to the senate. - His resentment of the czarowitz's disrespect. - He institutes frequent social assemblies and a royal academy. - Court-martial on Admiral Kruys. - The order of St. Catherine. - Confusions in the revenue,and the consequent distress. - Many delinquents punished. - Fiscals appoin ted. - The czar's public entertainments. - Mr Slitter's perpetuum mobile. -The old Findlander. - Hard frost at Petersburgh. - Experiements on bears. - Method of killing them. Book 5 Descent upon Sweden. - Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess, his mother. - The birth of Peter Petrowitz, son to the emperor. - A carnaval. - The czar's double eagle. - The czar's attention to improve his capital and country. - His militaryrewards and punisbents. - Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prussia. - A horrid murder at Riga. - Contributions on Dantzig. - His scheme in taking Weismar. - Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen. - The combined fleets. - The Danes alarmed. - Resufe subsistence to the troops. - A conference with the king of Denmark in his capital, with its consequences. - The story of leutenant general Bohn. - Oppressive scheme of the Duke of Mecklenburg. - The distress of his people. - The czarowitz dissapears. - The captain refused leave to quit the Russian service. - The czar'sreturn from Paris. - The return of his army to Petersburgh. - Desorders in his absence redressed. - Attempt to discover a north passage to India. - T he fatal expedition of prince Beckwitz. - A new regulation at Petersburgh, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book 6 Return of the czarowitz from Moscow, and his esclusion from the succession. - His accomplices. - The prince, Mary concerned in it. - The trials of the czarowitz at Petersburgh. - His death and character. - The Swedish field-marshall Rheinshield's return home.- Negotiation at Aland, for peace with Sweden, renewed. - King of Sweden's death. - The death of baron Gortz. - The fiscal's information against the grandees for misdemeanours, and their trial. - Prince Gagaren's unaccountable behaviour. - More of the czarowitz's confererates. - Death of prince Peter Oetrowitz. - Prince Peter Alexowitz made a seargeant, taught his exercise, and made ensign. - Negotiations for peace renewed, but fruitless. - The czar resolves to command it. - Memorable descent on Sweden. - The British fleet come too late. - The czar disgusted with Britain. - The Jesuits banished. - The czar seized with a fit at Revil. - General Weyde's illness, and the czar's concern for him. - Affairs of Sweden. - Marshal Weyde's death. - Ill treatment of his family. - His funeral. - The czar reproves Menzikoff. - Captain Bruce's inffectual attempt to quit the Russian service. - The newking of Sweden notifies his accession. - A second invasion. - The Swedes a ttack our fleet with loss. - The czar receives the duke of Holstein into his protection. - Court martial on lieutenant colonel Graves. A curious lawsuit between two brothers at Reval. - Fresh preparations against Sweden. - Proposals on their part, for a cessation of hostilities, rejected. - A third descent on Sweden, which obliged them to sign the preliminaries, and a child remarkdly preserves. - The fleet arrive at Petersburgh. - The czar honoured by his senate with the title of Peter the Great, &c. - A wise reformation in the benefits of the law. - The captain again refused leave to quit. - Triumphal entry into Moscow. - A proclamation and oath regarding the succession. Book 7 The reason for the Persian expedition. - Embark on the river Moscow. - Nismi Novogorod. - Embark on the gallies. - The Ceremiss Tartars. - Casan Tartars. - Manner of fishing in the Wolga. - Kinds of Fish. - Alabaster quarry. - Bulgarian Tartars, and the Maiden-Hill. - Kalmuch Tartars. -Astrachan. - Nagayan Tartars. - Short account of the Tartars in general. - The Nagayan Tartars manner of life. - Desarts near Astrachan rich with sal t. - Fruits at Astrachan. - The Banyan woman's burning herself at her husband's death. - The inhabitants of India. The Banyans. Book 8 Army embark at Astrachan, 18th of July. - Variety of wild fowl on the little islands. - Terki, the capital city of Circassia. - Herring in the Caspian. - Voyage to Bustrow. - General Waterang's account from the province of Andreof. - Circassia, and its inhabitants, their manners, religion, &c. - Continuation of the voyage, and view of mount Caucasus, &c. - The army land at Agrechan. - March into Asia. - Kindness of the Dagastan Tartars. - The army pass the river Sulack. - General Wateraang joins the army. - Embarrassed on their march,a severe punishment of the officers of the guards. - Arrive at Tarku, with a description of the Dagestan Tartars. - Interview with the ladies. - The Dagastan ladies wait on the empress. - Erect a monument at Tarku, and marchfor Derbent through a fine country. - Sultan Udenack's cruelty, and its co nsequences. - Twenty desperate Tartars. - A beautiful Tartar youth slain. -Undaunted resolution of the priest. - Arrive at Derbent. - Description of the city. - Remarkable Tombs. - Alexander and Malkehatura. - Jackalls and sand hares. - Suchary bread. - Two express and one ambassador arrive at the army. - A Turkish ambassador obliges the emperor to return. - Occasion of the troubles in Persia. - The army return. - Cold nights. - Dangerous and harrassing march. - The new town of Swetago-Kerst. - Fort at the river Nitzi destroyed, and revenged. - The army re-imbark at Agrecham. - The provisionsfor the captain's galley lost; a starving voyage. - Arrive at Astrachan th e 15th of October. Book 9 Progress up the Wolga to Czaritza. - The Gost there. - A short history of the Cossacks. - Stephen Ratzin's Rebellion. - Ordered to survey the Caspian Sea, on which he proceeds to Taik and Yembo. - Island of Kula, and Turkistan Tartars. - Gulf of Iskander. - River Oxus and the Usbeck Tartars. - The Gulf of Carabuga. - River Darta. - River Ossa. - Gulf of Astrabat. - Provinces of Terebat and Massenderan. - Gulf of Sinfili and City of Resbt. - Difficult path of the Pyles. - The Rivers Ardeschin and Linkeran, and the famous naphtha oil-pits. - The River Cyrus, or Kur. - The city of Baky. - City of Shamachie. - City of Derbent. - The river Sulack. - Gulf of Agrechan, Island of Trentzeni and city of Terki. - General description of the Caspian Sea. - Watch tower on John's Island. - General Matuskin's marriage to the window in tears. - Contest among the Kalmucks, and expedition against them. - Description of their kibbets. - A battle with the Kalmucks. - Some odd Customs among them. - The Baranetz, or Lambskin. - Returns for Moscow up the Wolga. - A narrow escape from the ice. - Proceed by land. - A cruel robbery in the woods. - A remarkable discovery of a town, with an account of it. - A wild girl taken in the wood. - Arrival at Moscow.Book 10 The Duke of Holstein. - The fall of baron Shasirof. - The captain endeavours to get his discharge. - A dignified troop of chevaliers. - A description of the cathedral. - Procession to the coronation of the empress. -Corenation ceremony. - Procession to the church of St. Michael. - Processi on to the church of the Resurrection. - Dinner in the hall of solemnities. - New mode of promotion. - The captain obtains his furlough. - The captain leaves Moscow. - A Swedish colonel at Riga suspected of having shot Charlesthe XIIth of Sweden. - The captain embarks for Scotland. - Puts into Erdho lm, a Danish harbour and fort. - Description of the harbour. - Departs for Elsingohr. - Driven into Marstr and dismasted. - Quarrel between Carnegie and his mate. - He arrives in Scotland. Book 11 The captain sent engineer tofortify Providence, and goes out in the Rose man of war. - Arrives at the island of Madeira. - Waits on the Portuguese governor. - Description of theisland. - A hard passage to Carolina. - Misses a fine prize. - A violent s torm. - The fortifications at Charlestown. - Arrives at Providence. The ruinous condition of fort Nassau. - Short history of the Bahama islands. - Theoppresive practices of governor Fitzwilliam. - Governor Tinker succeeds hi m. - Short account of that gentleman. - The captain prevails on the inhabitants to carry materials for building fort Montague. - Nature of the stone. - and mastich wood. - Description of fort Montaque. - The governor's letterabout it. - A quarrel with lieutenant Stewart. - The captain confined. - a nd set at liberty. Book 12 The treatment of two privateers and their owners. - Letter from Lieutenant Moone. - Letter from a friend. - Letter from lieutenant Dromgole. - Division of the quick silver. - The captain applies again to the assembly to bring the materials. - The Assembly withdraw the governors salary. - Letter from lieutenant Moone. - Another from Charlestown. -Letter from governor Glen. - Produce of the Bahama Islands, and the adjace nt sea. - Observations on St. Salvador and the Bimini islands. - The inhabitants of Providence. - Description of Fort Nassau. - Cost of both forts. - The captain leave Providence. - Arrives at Charlestown. - A visit from a Cherokee kings. Captain Frankland's rich prize. - A short description of Carolina. - The captain sails for England. - Arrives at London. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00

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137 BRUFF, Nancy Manatee
E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1945, 
BRUFF, Nancy. The Manatee. New York : E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., August) 1945. Second Printing. Pp (8),7-251,(3). 8vo, brown cloth, cream lettering to spine, figurehead illustration on front board.Jacket illustration by William Sharp. "A robust, powerful novel - the story of Jabez Folger, a savage, romantic man of the sea, with a sinister secret in his past, and a passion for his ship's figurehead no living, breathing woman could satisfy. [...] Against the colorful background of Nantucket at the peak of her great whalingdays, Nancy Bruff has set this bold, sweeping drama of vibrant love and co rrosive hatred. It was on Jabez Folger's first whaling voyage, at fifteen, that he had a dark and terrible experience, so evil that it changed his whole life. Hating the land and all things that came from it, Jabez' only emotion was for his beloved ship, the Manatee, whose weathered, but to him unbearably beautiful, figurehead symbolized all the mystery and indifference ofthe sea itself. At rare intervals Jabez' tender nature returned briefly, a nd if was in one of these softened, alien moods that he courted and marriedPiety, the gentle Quaker girl from Martha's Vineyard, and brought her home to Nantucket. Then deliberately and maliciously he murdered his young brid e's love, transforming it to a bitter hatred. Born of this strange union, conceived in love and hate, Luke and Saffron Folger were not like other children. Luke's empty, bright nature had no need of outside comforts, but Saffron, of the tawny hair and gold-flecked eyes, fiercely eager to embrace life, longed for love and understanding. And it was on the warm, fragrant bosom of Flowery Shrine, their half-caste, South Sea island servant, that Saffron poured out her great yearnings." - from the dj flaps. Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 15.00

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138 BRUMBERG, Joseph BRUMBERG, Abraham. Sovyetish Heymland : An Analysis. Part I - 1961-1964 by Jospeh Brumber. Part II- 1965 by Abraham Brumberg.
Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith, New York, 1966, 
BRUMBERG, Joseph. Sovyetish Heymland : An Analysis. Part I - 1961-1964 by Jospeh Brumber. Part II- 1965 by Abraham Brumberg. New York : Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith, n.d. [1966]. Pp v, 55. 8vo, stapled pale yellow covers. Joseph Brumberg (d. January 1965), father of Abraham. Light cover wear, else very good. 25.00

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139 BRYM, Robert J. and R.James SACOUMAN, (eds.) SACOUMAN, R.James OVERTON, James ANTLER, Steven Underdevelopment and Social Movements in Atlantic Canada. trade pbk
New Hogtown Press, Toronto, 1979, ISBN:0919940145 
BRYM, Robert J. and R.James SACOUMAN, (eds.). Underdevelopment and Social Movements in Atlantic Canada. Toronto: New Hogtown Press, (1979). Pp (6), [7]-252, (4). 8vo, printed green and bluish card covers. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 2559 & 2560 for the Sacouman chapters, 2959 for the Frank & Reilly. Contents : Introduction; Henry Veltmeyer, "The Capitalist Underdevelopment of Atlantic Canada"; R.James Sacouman, "The Differing Origins, Organisation,and Impact of Maritime and Prairie Co-Operative Movements to 1940"; Robert J.Brym, "Political Conservatism in Atlantic Canada"; David Frank and Nolan Reilly, "The Emergence of the Socialist Movement in the Maritimes, 1899-19 16"; R.James Sacouman, "Underdevelopment and the Structural Origins of Antigonish Movement Co-Operatives in Eastern Nova Scotia"; L.Gene Barrett, "Underdevelopment and Social Movements in the Nova Scotia Fishing Industry to 1938"; Rick Williams, "Inshore Fishermen, Unionisation, and the Struggle against Underdevelopment Today"; Steven Antler, "The Capitalist Underdevelopment of Nineteenth-Century Newfoundland"; Robert J.Brym and Barbara Neis, "Regional Factors in the Formation of the Fishermen's Protective Union of Newfoundland"; James Overton, "Towards a Critical Analysis of Neo-Nationalism in Newfoundland". Of primary Newfoundland interest : Introduction; Henry Veltmeyer's "The Capitalist Underdevelopment of Atlantic Canada"; Robert J.Brym's "Political Conservatism in Atlantic Canada"; Steven Antler's "The Capitalist Underdevelopment of Nineteenth-Century Newfoundland"; Robert J.Brym and Barbara Neis, "Regional Factors in the Formation of the Fishermen's Protective Union of Newfoundland"; James Overton's "Towards a Critical Analysisof Neo-Nationalism in Newfoundland". Out of print. Namestamp, else vg. 25. 00

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140 BUCK, Tim SALSBERG, J.A. ZLOTNIK, S. MLADY, I. National Affairs Monthly. Vol. 7, No. 7, July, 1950
National Committee of the Labor-Progressive Party, Toronto, 1950, 
BUCK, Tim (Chairman, Editorial Committee). National Affairs Monthly. Vol. VII, No. 7, July, 1950. Toronto : National Committee of the Labor-Progressive Party, 1950. Pp (1),2-63,(1), including covers. Double Column. 8vo, lightblue stapled wrappers. Contents : World Peace Petition : A New Stage In th e Fight Against War: A Letter from the National Executive to every LPP member (by Tim Buck, pp 3-9); Miracle of Warsaw (by Tim Buck, pp 10-15); The Defence of Democracy (by Charles Sims); Writers Must Write (by A. John Coyeau); Strengthen the Peace Fight (by Etienne Fajon); Brotherhhood of the Slavic Canadians (by I. Mlady); Winning the Youth for Peace (by Norman Penner); The Major Trade Union Issues (by J.A. Salsberg); Winning the New Generation(by P. Togliatti); The Gropwth of Monopoly in British Columbia (by S. Zlot nik); UN Statistsics Analuzed (by A. Kashkarov); and more. Some foxing and browning throughout, warped, corners chipped, a few tears, else good. 24.00

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