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  • KURISKO, Joan
    INTERLUDE: the story of Elliot Lake

    Edition: First Edition

    Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1977. Blue grained cloth. pp 242. Not illustrated. Bump to upper outer corner of front cover, minor rubbing to spine ends, just a little leaned, else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks. A novel about this Northern Ontario town.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48211
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  • CUMMING, James D.
    NOW AND THEN

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Northern Miner Press, (1966). Green cloth. viii, 288 pp, illustrated. Light tanning to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has sunning to spine and upper front panel, vertical crease to rear panel, VG otherwise. A selection of articles having been originally published in 'The Northern Miner' during the previous 12 years.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30165
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  • SUTCLIFFE, R.J. and Edward D. Sutcliffe
    RICHARD SUTCLIFFE: the pioneer of Underground Belt Conveying

    No place (Edinburgh): Privately printed by T.and A. Constable, 1955. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Black cloth. pp 143 + plates. Small hole to gutter of front cover, else a VG clean and unworn copy.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44760
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  • LeBOURDAIS, (D. M.
    SUDBURY BASIN. The Story of Nickel.

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1953. Octavo. Blue cloth. xiv, 210 pp + frontis and numerous photos on plates, maps, colour endpaper maps. Fine copy. Thin silver Falconbridge Nickel Mines presentation jacket has ripples, soft creases, nicks; VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 45703
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  • LILLO, Baldomero (1867-1923)
    THE DEVIL'S PIT and other stories. Translated by Esther S. Dillon and Angel Flores

    Washington, D.C: Pan American Union, General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1959. Blue cloth. pp (xxxii), (153). Printed in Mexico in an edition of 2000 copies. Front free endpaper has oval rubber stamp of The Canadian National Commission for UNESCO and a received date of 27 May, 1960. Slight yellowing to page edges, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. Thin dust jacket has long tears, chips, ring stain to rear cover, fair. "Baldomero Lillo ...was a Chilean Naturalist author, whose works had social protest as their main theme. Lillo's father traveled to California to participate in the 1848 Gold Rush, but returned with no fortune. He did learn much about mining, and he moved to southern Chile, Lota,…

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    Washington, D.C: Pan American Union, General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1959. Blue cloth. pp (xxxii), (153). Printed in Mexico in an edition of 2000 copies. Front free endpaper has oval rubber stamp of The Canadian National Commission for UNESCO and a received date of 27 May, 1960. Slight yellowing to page edges, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. Thin dust jacket has long tears, chips, ring stain to rear cover, fair. "Baldomero Lillo ...was a Chilean Naturalist author, whose works had social protest as their main theme. Lillo's father traveled to California to participate in the 1848 Gold Rush, but returned with no fortune. He did learn much about mining, and he moved to southern Chile, Lota, to work the coal mines. Baldomero Lillo grew up in these mining communities and worked the mines himself. He was exposed to the writings of the French author Émile Zola, who used the philosophy of Positivism and the literary current of Naturalism to try to change the terrible conditions of French coal miners. Lillo was able to observe similar conditions in the Chilean mines and set out to improve the conditions of the workers by dramatizing their plight. Lillo wrote many short stories (collected in two major books, Sub Sole and Sub Terra) which sparked the interest of social activists who were appalled by the conditions in the mines...In 'The Devil's Tunnel' the miners are seemingly trapped by their destiny to live out their squalid and exploited lives, which are dominated by the need for raw materials and the machinery of the Europeans. At the story's end there is a strong contrast between the clean, pure and benevolent sky, and the underground monster that devours the humans who dare to penetrate its dark lair." - Wikipedia. Uncommon book, especially in this hardcover issue. With a long introduction by Fernando Alegria.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48215
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  • HEWES, Charles Edwin
    THE THEATRE TERRIBLE: A Creation, Presenting Various Aspects of the Greater Drama.

    Chicago & Denver: Egerton-Palmer Press, 1910. Second edition, with new author introduction. Green decorated buckram stamped in black and gilt. (xxxii), 543 pp + frontispiece and 2 other plates. Light spotting, rubbing to covers; spine gilt dull; VG unworn copy otherwise. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in 1911 in Colorado. A vanity press novel about mining in Colorado. Hewes also wrote hundreds of poems about Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 2691
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