Details: viii, 267 p. 26 cm. 9 maps and over 60 tables. Blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Faded spine and front cover. Bumped bottom corners. Some pencil marks in margins and pencil inscription p. 153. The author discusses numerous topics, including accidents at NS collieries, various mines, blast furnaces, capital and labour relations, employment statistics, geology, the coal trade, land values, strikes, wages, etc. Indexed.