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Author Name:    PATEY, Francis

Title:   Jolly Poker. First Edition, Signed

Publisher:    Harry Cuff Publications Ltd, St. John's, 1992, ISBN:0921191685 

Seller ID:   11397

PATEY, Francis. The Jolly Poker. St. John's : Harry Cuff Publications Ltd.,1992. First Edition. Pp [i]-vi,7-96. Illustrated with over 50 b&w photos. 8vo, green art-illustrated cardcovers, white lettering to spine. Francis. Patey (b. St. Anthony). "The Jolly Poker tells of living conditions in ruralNewfoundland and Labrador in the 1930s and '40s. The reader is invited to compare two periods in our history: then, an era of want, when people seemed to be satisfied with so little; and now, an era of plenty when people seem dissatsfied with so much." - from the preface. Chapters : 1. Living Conditions; 2. Cost of Living; 3. Behavior; 4. Entertainment and Sports; 5. Religion; 6. Gossip; 7. Excitement and Adventure; 8. Celebrites; 9. Death; 10. Education; 11. Medical Services; 12. Transportation; 13. Public Services; 14. The Fishery (pp.63-82); 15. Love and War; 16. The Weather; 17. Humour. With Epilogue. Very good. Signed by Patey. 15.00


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