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1 VAUGHAN, Frederick Canadian Federalist Experiment : From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic. Signed paperback.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2003, ISBN:0773525378 
VAUGHAN, Frederick. The Canadian Federalist Experiment : From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (2003). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xii,(2),[3]-225,(3). 8vo, illustrated red and grey card covers with white and black lettering tofront cover, white lettering to spine. "'The Canadian Federalist Experimen t' is an examination of how Canada moved away from the monarchical government espoused by the fathers of Confederation and has embraced the republicanprinciples they worked so hard to avoid. Frederick Vaughan looks at the hi story of the 1867 constitution, showing how strong ties with Britain led tothe founding of a 'monarchic federation' and how the new Canadian governme nt was greatly influenced by British policy. He then looks at changes that have taken place in Canada since Confederation, and analyses how the 1982 Constitution Act undermined the monarchic character of the Canadian government and introduced republican principles that have put old institutional structures at odds with the republican ambitions." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. The Enlightenment and the Foundations of Modern Government in England and America; 2. From Royal Prerogative to Responsible Government; 3. The Foundations of Eddystone; 4. An Object Much to be Desired; 5. The Ambiguous Embrace of Federalism; 6. The Courts and the Rise of Judicial Power; 7. A Nation of Christians; 8. The Charter Court and the Decline of Parliament.With bibliography and index. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Vaughan on the half-title page. 20.00

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2 SNELL, James G. and Frederick VAUGHAN VAUGHAN, Frederick Supreme Court of Canada : History of the Institution
Osgoode Society, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0802034179 
SNELL, James G. and Frederick VAUGHAN. The Supreme Court of Canada : History of the Institution . [Foreword by Brendan O'Brien and Peter N. Oliver]. (Toronto): The Osgoode Society, (1985). Pp. (8),[ix]-xv,(1),[1]-319,(1), + 8p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt let tering to front and spine. "Unknown and uncelebrated by the public, overshadowed and frequently overruled by the Privy Council, the Supreme Court of Canada before 1949 occupied a rather humble place in Canadian jurisprudence as an intermediate court of appeal. Today its name more accurately reflectsits function: it is the court of ultimate appeal and the arbiter of Canada 's constitutional questions. Appointment to its bench is the highest achievement to which a member of the legal profession can aspire. This history traces the development of the Supreme Court of Canada from its establishmentin the early days following Confederation, through its attainment of indep endence from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1949, to the adoption of the Constitution Act, 1982. The authors describe the politics of judicial appointments and document the internal struggles and tensions between the justices. Central to the story is the attitude of successive federal governments to the ened for a strong and intellectually vibrant court. Not all prime ministers and ministers of justice took an interest in the Court, and some of their appointments were of less than outstanding quality. Only in recent times have appointments been of consistently high calibre." - from the introductory blurb. Very good. No dj (as issued). 30.00

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3 VAUGHAN, Frederick Tradition of Political Hedonism from Hobbes to J.S. Mill.
Fordham University Press, New York, 1982, 
VAUGHAN, Frederick. The Tradition of Political Hedonism from Hobbes to J.S.Mill. New York : Fordham University Press, 1982. First Edition. Pp (2),[i] -ix,(3),[1]-271,(3). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. The Rise of the New Natural Philosophy. 2. The Revival of Hedonism. 3. The Formative Forces of Hedonism. 4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Sublime Hedonist of Modernity. 5. The Seventeenth-Century PoliticalTheology. 6. The Divine Politics of Modernity. 7. Political Hedonism Entre nched. 8. Plato's Dialogue Gorgias. Conclusion: Modern Political Hedonism and Accusatory Rhetoric. 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). Very good. Signed with inscription to George P. Grant from the author. 50.00

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