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Author Name:    RANKIN, D.J., Rev

Title:   On This Rock. In dj, signed

Publisher:    Overbrook, 1930, 

Seller ID:   8394

RANKIN, D.J., Rev. On This Rock. N.pl.: N.pub., (1930). "Produced Entirely in Canada, Overbrook Press, Ottawa". Pp (4),v-vi,(1),1-208. 8vo, blue cloth. Tennyson 1339, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana, 4590, Watters p.370, Laugher p.469. A novel of Cape Breton, set in "Rington", "a town of 20,000 people most of whom were engaged in the coal-mining and steel industries". "It has been my endeavour in the follwing chapters to prove that the Catholic citizenof our country is a good citizen, and that the ideals underlying the Catho lic school movement are in perfect accord with the ideals of every Christian patriot worthy of the name in our land today. "For my purpose, I have taken a small square from the tapestry of present-day Canadian life. I have separated the warp from the woof, by selecting a couple of typical families, and a number of characters typical of those to be readily found in any Canadian community today. To the families, and to the various characters, I have applied the acid test of adversity: bereavement, poverty and loss of reputation: while I subjected the whole sample of fabric to the gruelling test of an industrial upheaval." - from the foreword. "Rev. Duncan Joseph Rankin, P.P. of Iona, C.B., was born on December 16, 1874, on a farm in InvernessCounty, at a place then called Cape Mabou and now South Highlands."- dj fl ap of Our Ain Folk and Others. Died in 1954. Vg in dj. Signed presenation copy, August 18, 1937 at Iona. 75.00


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