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Birth control handbook
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Birth control handbook

By Cherniak, Donna; Feingold, Allan

Montreal: Arts and Science Undergraduate Society of McGill University, 1970. Revised edition. Self-wrappers (26 cm.), illustrated after photograph; staple-bound. Newsprint shows some browning, with some damp-staining to lower margin; nonetheless robust. Contents of 48 pages; well-illustrated throughout. First published in 1968, this handbook on sexual hygiene politicized the very notion of birth control, opening with a pointed critique of Vietnam as a form of mass sterilization. On the homefront: this revised fourth edition provides an analysis of the newfound realities of "legal" abortion in Canada, a year after the Trudeau government accordingly amended the Criminal Code.

$55.00

Wrigley's "Mother Goose." Presenting the sprightly Spearmen
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Wrigley's "Mother Goose." Presenting the sprightly Spearmen

By Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Ltd.

Toronto, 1938. Illustrated colour wrappers (16 cm.); staple-bound. Minor scuffing to rear. Contents: [10] leaves, thoroughly-illustrated in colour. Before the Doublemint Twins, Wrigley's promoted the benefits of chewing gum in the teens and twenties via a new species of "sprightly Spearmen," who feature here as helpful creatures in a series of loosely-adapted nursery rhymes. For this Canadian edition, the Spearmen are illustrated as running-forth into the world from the Wrigley Building in Toronto.

$55.00

Books to read, compiled by Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Library
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Books to read, compiled by Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Library

By Smith, Lillian H.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1934. Yellow wrappers (16 cm.), 48 pages, well-illustrated in black-and-white. "The Ryerson Press believes that parents, teachers and librarians will find this booklet of real assistance. Copies may be had gratis, by educational institutions, for distribution. Any book herein listed may be purchased from us. All libraries are entitled to a special discount. Special advisory service is offered free to public and school libraries." With forward by Lillian H. Smith, the pamphlet is separated into sections for picture books, books to read to little children, books for boys and girls eight to eleven years old, and from twelve to fifteen. Although marked as the eighth edition, it appears that the contents were altered for each issue of this annual, which ran from 1924-1936 according to the record at OISE (the only comparable OCLC record discovered).

$33.00

Elephant
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Elephant

By Vaughn-James, Martin

Toronto: New Press, 1970. First edition. Die-cut wrappers (28 cm. tall), showing minor scuffing, with windows to front and rear panels revealing illustrations underneath. Contents of [80] pages; graphic narrative, with some text; fully-illustrated in black-and-white. The first of Vaughn-James' graphic novels, completed during his Canadian sojourn, which culminated in his celebrated 1975 collaboration with Coach House Press, The cage.

$110.00