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Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel.  First Edition, original cloth., BATES, Henry Walter
1 BATES, Henry Walter Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.
John Murray, London, 1863, 1863 
BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and white plates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustrated. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, all edges stained red.
Henry Walter Bates, b. February 8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom.

"The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishing in England.

"In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, for the purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates in London to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [...] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [...] I remained seven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [...] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface.

Spines of original cloth rebacked, new endpapers, plate opposite II-265 "Turtle-Fishing and Adventure with Alligator" missing (but replaced with a facsimile tipped in), repair to fold of folding map at rear of first volume, a couple instances of marginal smudging, else a very good, tidy set. 2,800.00

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2 BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient.
E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs, Editeurs, Paris, 1897, 
BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient. Paris : Librarie Plon / E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imrpimeurs-Editeurs, 1897. Pp. (4),[i]-lv,(1),[1]-412,(4). 8vo, rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, original front cover bound in. Spine reads: "Cte. Benedetti". Vincent, Count Benedetti,b. April 29, 1817, Corsica; d. March 28, 1900, Paris, Franco-Prussian War provocateur and diplomat. He wrote to collections of diplomatic essays, this collection detailing responses to "The Eastern Question". Contents: 1. LaQuestion d'Egypte [1891]; 2. Mehemet-Ali durant ses dernieres annees [1895 ]; 3. Un ambassadeur anglais en Orient [1895]; 4. Le comte de Cavour et le prince de Bismarck [1896]. Text in French. A couple instances of underlining, else very good. 60.00

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My Rambles in the New World, BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans.
3 BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans. My Rambles in the New World
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1893, 1893 
BIART, Lucien. My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., St. Dunstan's House, [Aberdeen University Press], 1893. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-296, frontis. (with tissue guard), + 27 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial olive-green cloth with black-outlined gilt lettering to front and spine.

Lucien Biart (b. June 21, 1828, Versailles, France - d. March 18, 1897, Batignolles, Paris).

A travelogue by the French naturalist about his expedition through North and Central America, starting in Quebec on board the schooner Siren, and visiting numerous points in between. The bulk of this volume focuses on Biart's stay in western Mexico, and his encounters with the indigenous people of the region.

Contents:
1. Labrador (including Biart's encounters with the Esquimaux of the region );
2. A Canadian Family (with information on his travels on the St. Lawrence);
3. Niagara in Winter (which includes a short stop-over in Halifax);
4. San Francisco;
5. Tortoise Island;
6. A Waterspout at Sea;
7. Christmas Dayat Havannah;
8. From Havannah to New Orleans;
9. The Horse-Tamer;
10. Teno chtitlan;
11. The Pearl Forest;
12. The Tuxpango Cascade;
13. The Serpent-Charmer;
14. The Dead City;
15. The Unicorn;
16. The Grotto of the Toltecs;
17. Aztec Education.

Light bumping to spine ends, minor bubbling to upper portions of front board, faint soiling to rear board, pre-1900 gift inscription inked to flyleaf, else very good. 80.00


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4 Boston - Metropolitan Park Commissioners Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893 - Boston
Metropolitan Park Commissioners, Boston, 1893, 1893 
(Boston – Metropolitan Park Commissioners). Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House – No. 150. Pp [i]-xvi,[1]-147,(1),+ 31 plates + 14 maps, plans, diagrams (4 folding). (Boston : Metropolitan Park Commissioners, 1893). First Edition. 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Contents :
An Act to establish a Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. Report of the Commission.

Report or the Secretary – Part First :
1. Need of an Ample Provision of Open Spaces, and Difficulties in the Way of obtaining them;
2. The Logical Method of solving this Problem;
3. Special Advantages that will follow the Adoption of this Plan.

Part Second –
1. An Examination of the Separate Features under Consideration;
2. Boston Bay, — Its Islands and Shores; 3. Inland Features of the North and West Metropolitan Region – Lynn Woods;
4. The Charles River;
5. Features of the South Metropolitan Region. — The Neponset River;
6. Lakes and Ponds of the Metropolitan District.

Part Third –
1. Special Pleasure-ways, or Roads for Light Traffic;
2. Local Pleasure Grounds, Playgrounds and Breathing Spots.

Report of the Landscape Architect :
1. A summary of the physical and historical geography of the metropolitan district;
2. A study of the way in which the peculiar geography of the metropolitan district ought to govern the selection of the sites of public open spaces;
3. A review of the opportunities which still present themselves for creating new open spaces in accordance with the governing considerations just laid down.

Appendices.

Spine sunned, cloth rubbed, edges worn, hinges shaky, one folding map loose, occasional foxing and smudging, front endpapers full of names in pen, else good only. As is. 150.00


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Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review.  With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province, BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William
5 BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province
1899, 1899 
BOURINOT, Sir John G. Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With anAppendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province. Illustrated. N.pl.: Transactions of the Royal Society of Can ada, 1899. Pp (2),iii-viii,1-197,(1),i-vi,(4), frontispiece + 20 leaves plates. Also illustrations in the text. 8vo, modern blue cloth.

Morley p.69, Vaisonp.6, Watters p.469, Rhodenizer p.560. NSIB 42.

Set out in three Parts :
Origins of the People of Nova Scotia;
Establishment of the Great Churches;
Reminiscences of Eminent Nova Scotians for over Forty Years.

Chapters include
"French Settlement of Nova Scotia",
"Foundation of Halifax",
"New England Migration";
"Early Government of the Province",
"Coming of the United Empire Loyalists",
"Scotch Settlement",
"Influx of Irish",
"Racial Elements of the Nova Scotian People',
"Honourable James William Johnston";
"Honourable Joseph Howe", and
"Some Famous Soldiers", &c.

11 Appendices (pp.97-197) including
the Charter of 1621 (in Latin & English),
the Royal Commission to Cornwallis, and
a speech each of Johnston and Howe.
With an index.
Bound in modern blue cloth from the TRSC, Sect II, 1899.

Fine. 100.00


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Blind Man's Offering, BOWEN, B.B.
6 BOWEN, B.B. Blind Man's Offering
New York, 1867, 
BOWEN, B.B. A Blind Man's Offering. New York : Published by the Author, 1867. Pp 432. Frontis. 8vo, black cloth. Gift inscription, foxed, front hinge starting, dried flowers laid in with corresponding stains, else very good. 60.00

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Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine, BUCKWALTER, P. W.
7 BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine
Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, Pittsburgh, PA, 1871, 1871 
BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to divide the Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine. Pittsburgh, PA : Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, 6th Avenue, 1871. Pp (4),[3]-93,(5),+ 9 plates + large folding plate at rear. Small 8vo, original black cloth boards, with new black cloth spine, both blank.

Wear to edges, corners bumped, bubbling to cloth, repair to gutters and edges of leaves, else good to very good. 185.00



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Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron.  First Edition., CAMERON, George Frederick.
8 CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. First Edition.
Lewis W. Shannon / Alexander Moore, Kingston / Boston , 1887, 1887 
CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. Kingston : Lewis W. Shannon / Boston : Alexander Moore, 1887. First Edition. "Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston." Pp (20),[1]-295,(1). 8vo, green pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt.

Watters p. 32, Rhodenizer p. 883.

George Frederick Cameron (b. September 24, 1854, New Glasgow, Pictou County Nova Scotia - d. September 17, 1885, Kingston, Ontario) a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist.

"In accordance with the last wishes of the author, the first portion of his manuscript is here submitted to vour judgment. This volume represents about one fourth of his life work. If it is well received, the rest will follow in due course. This is a Canadian contribution to our common literature, and I hope that it may be thought by the old world a worthy interpreter of our younger and broader national life." - from the preface.

Arranged in the following sections :

Lyrics of Freedom (pp 3-60).
I. Cuba.
II. Russia.
III. France.
IV. Columbia.
V. Erin.

Lyrics of Love (pp 61-136).
Adelphi (pp 137-146).
Lyrics in Pleasant Places and Other Places (pp 147-223)
Ysolte (pp 225-248). Lyrics on Death (pp 249-274).
Sacred (pp 275-278).

His Last Lyrics (pp 280-294).
L'Envoi – To the Poets of the Past and Future.

The poems include:
"My Political Faith",
" Justice",
"Columbia vs. Freedom",
"Nay, Strike Again",
"The Cuban Dead",
"Alexis Romanoff ",
"Columbia - Russia !",
"The Czar",
"To The Czar",
"Bunker Hill",
"Amoris Finis",
"The Beacon Hill Coquette",
"Aperotos",
"Lurline",
"Cursed be the Bigotry",
"The Mayflower",
"Edgar Allen Poe",
"Quid Refert?",
"McDonald Clarke",
"Three Sonnets: On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874" (pp.172-174),
"To John Rhode. A Postal",
"Tybee" [Tybee Island, Georgia],
"The 'Week' vs. Wendell Phillip",
"To Wendell Phillips",
"The Poet's Reason",
"Bunker Hill, 1885",
"To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale",
"Lord Byron"
and many more.

George Frederick Cameron [1854-1885] was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854, and moved with his family to Boston in the spring of 1869. He entered the Boston University of Law in 1872, worked as a lawyer in Boston until 1882, when he entered Queen's University and was the prize poet in 1883. In March 1883, he became Editor of the Kingston News. He died of heart disease on the 17th of September, 1885.

Lightly rubbed, a little wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good in a solid original binding.. 150.00


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Acadian Geology. First Edition, DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William
9 DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William Acadian Geology. First Edition
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1855, 1855 
DAWSON, John William. Acadian Geology. Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd [and] London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. [and] J. Dawson and Son, Pictou, N. S., 1855. First Edition. Pp. [i]-xii, [1]- 388 with four wood-engraved plates, 35 illustrations and large hand-coloured, engraved folding map "Geological Map of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Part of New Brunswick". Small 8vo. Original brownish-violet cloth stamped in gilt and blind, and with gilt lettering to spine.

TPL 5663.

Chapters:
1. Introduction;
2. General Description of Nova Scotia;
3. Modern Alluvial Deposits;
4. The Drift, Diluvium or Boulder Formation;
5. The New Red Sandstone;
6. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
7. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
8. The Carboniferous System;
9. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
10. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
11. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
12. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
13.The Carboniferous System (Continued);
14. Devonian and Upper Silurian Systems;
15. Metamorphic District of the Atlantic Coast.
With Appendix.

Spine faded, fore-corners bumped, some wear to all extremities. Light to moderate water-staining affects lower margin of most leaves (as well as -- more detractingly so -- corresponding portions of the map). Very slight foxing to some leaves, map (apart from the waterstaining) is somewhat browned and having neatly repaired 2 1/2" tear affecting design. Neat ink signature of an early owner to top of title page.

A good to very good copy . 800.00



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10 Dominion Illustrated Monthly) TREMAINE, M. ROBERTSON, Madge LE MOINE, J. M. Dominion Illustrated Monthly. Vol. 1, No. 8, Sept. 1892
Sabiston Litho. & Pub. Co.,, Montreal and Toronto, 1892, 1892 
(Dominion Illustrated Monthly). The Dominion Illustrated Monthly. Vol. 1, No. 8, Sept. 1892. Montreal and Toronto : Sabiston Litho. & Pub. Co., Sept. 1892. Pp i-vi,[459]-520,vii-xii,+ 3 leaves plates. Text Illustrations. 8vo,tan wrappers, printed in red and blue.

Contents :

Views of Muskoka (frontispiece);

A Visitation at Verneuse . Illustrated. (by K.A. Chipman);

Historic Canadian Waterways. The St. Lawrence IV. Illustrated. (by J. M. Le Moine, pp 466-471);

Social Life in Halifax. Illustrated. (by M. Tremaine, pp 472-481);

How France Saved the Thirteen Colonies (by Douglas Brymner);

Canoeing for Women (by Madge Robertson, pp 487-488);

A Sojourn in Stuttgart. Illustrated. (by Ethel Longley);

Cricket in Canada. II. Illustrated. (by G. G. S. Lindsey);

A Summer in Canada (by I. A. M. MacLeod);

Talks with Girls. I. Reading (by Hubert Barton);

Muskoka. Supplement :

Portrat of the Late John Robson (double-page plate laid in).

Lacking half of spine, spine and edges chipped, else very good. 90.00


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11 Eaton's Catalogue. Fall and Winter Catalogue No.41 1898.
T. Eaton Co. Limited, Toronto, 1898, 
(Eaton's Catalogue). Fall & Winter Catalogue, No.41, 1898. Toronto : The T.Eaton Co. Limited, , 1898. Pp [1]-238,(2, index). Largely triple or quadru ple column. Illustrated throughout. Tall 8vo, colour illustrated wrappers, plain spine. 8 x 10½ inches. An excellent sourcebook for Canadian fashion and household sundries at the end of the nineteenth century. Covers worn andlightly chipped, a few tidy old penned note to front, lacking top of spine [but the spine is textless], split at bottom two inces of spine, small bro wn stain at sentre of front cover and first few pages. A very early Eaton'scatalogue with faults as stated but inner contents very good and complete. Scarce. 600.00

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England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. First Canadian Edition., FLEMING, Sandford
12 FLEMING, Sandford England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. First Canadian Edition.
Dawson Brothers, Publishers, Montreal, 1884, 1884 
FLEMING, Sandford. England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. Montreal : Dawson Brothers, Publishers, 1884. First Canadian Edition. Printed by Gazette Printing Company, Montreal. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(1),1-449,(1). Index. 8vo, rebound in maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Watters p.960.

Sir Sandford Fleming (b. January 7, 1827, Kirkcaldy, Scotland - d. July 22, 1915, Halifax) was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor, known for proposing worldwide standard time zones, Canada's postage stamp, a huge body of surveying and map making, engineering much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Contents :
1. Introductory.
2. Halifax to Liverpool.
3. England.
4. England (continued).
5. England to Canada.
6. Nova Scotia [pp.102-118].
7. Halifax to Quebec.
8. Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa.
9. Toronto to Lake Superior.
10. Lake Superior to Winnipeg.
11. Winnipeg, Hudson's Bay Company, Lord Selkirk.
12. Winnipeg to Calgary.
13. Calgary to the Summit.
14. Down Kicking-Horse Valley.
15. To the Summit of the Selkirks.
16. Down the Ille-Celle-Waet.
17. Down the Ille-Celle-Waet (continued).
18. Through the Eagle Pass.
19. Kamloops to the Coast.
20. On Pacific Waters.
21. British Columbia.
22. Home by the Northern Pacific.
23. The Indians [pp.380-393].
24. The Canadian Pacific Railway.
25. Conclusion.
With index.

Rebound in cloth with new endpapers, name on flyleaf, else very good., tight and clean 80.00

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Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany, FRANKLIN, John)
13 FRANKLIN, John) Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany
W. and R. Chambers, London, 1855, 1855 
(FRANKLIN, John). Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany. London : W. and R. Chambers, 1855. Sixteen separately paginated travel sketches of 32 pages each. Illustrated. 8vo, full brown calf,gilt emblem of High School of Quebec to the front cover, raised bands to s pine accompanied by decorative blind-stamp between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled.

Contents :
The Rhine;
Irish Tours and Tourists in 1853;
The Search for Sir John Franklin;
A Visit to Belgium; Tour in Auvergne;
Journey from the Gambia to the Red Sea;
A Visit to Holland;
Mont Blanc and Its Glaciers;
A Visit to the Himalaya;
A Visit to Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Herculaneum;
Excursion to the Oregon;
A Visit to Madeira and Teneriffe;
A Visit to Shetland;
African Discovery;
Overland Journey to India;
Life in the Bush, by a Lady.

Spine and edges worn, boards rubbed, tear to top of spine, lacking spine label, presentation bookplate from High School of Quebec for the 2nd English Prize in the 2nd Class for 1858, else good to very good. As is. 150.00



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14 Halifax-Public Schools) Report of the Board of School Commissioners for the City of Halifax, for the Year ended 31st October, 1891
T.C. Allen, 1892, 
(Halifax-Public Schools). Report of the Board of School Commissioners for the City of Halifax, for the Year ended 31st October, 1891. Halifax : T.C. Allen & Co., 1892. Pp 176. 8vo, grey-blue cloth. Slightly rubbed, small ink stain to cloth, else very good. 30.00

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Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire, HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery)
15 HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery) Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire
Cassell and Company, 1896, 1896 
HIELD, Mary. The Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire. London : Cassell and Company, (1896). Fourteenth Thousand Edition. Pp. 212. Illustrated. Frontis. 8vo, full blue leather, gilt emblem of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS to the front, decorative gilt borders to front and rear boards, red calf spine label with gilt titles, raised bands accompanied by highly decorative gilt between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled, gilt dentelles to the edges, in blind dentelles to the inner boards in an attractive floral pattern. Binding by Relfe Brothers Limited, London.

A book for young readers about India, with chapters on the history, geography and people of that country.

A presentation copy to Mary Vroom, a student of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS, awarded for "Holiday Reading" on June 19th, 1900.

Lightest of wear to the spine ends and corners, else a nice copy in very attractive binding. 100.00



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Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock, JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by)
16 JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by) Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock
Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, Brothock, 1895, 1895 
JACK, James, F.L.S., (compiled by). Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock. Brothock : Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, MDCCCXCV [1895]. First Edition. Pp (86). Ilustrated. Numerous Advertisements. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering and crest to front board, spine blank, bevelled edges, all edges gilt.

Arbroath or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland.

Contents :
Prefatory Note (by James Jack);
Patrons and other Officials;
The Old Church of Arbroath (by Rev. James Thomson);
Restoration of the Church;
A Century of Ministers;
Old Communion Cups and Alms Dishes;
Opening Arrangements;
Entertainments;
No. 1 - Congregational Stall;
No. 2 - Congregational Stall;
No. 3 - Town Council Stall;
No. 4 Stall;
No. 5 Stall;
Refreshment Stall;
Fruit and Flower Stall;
Poems and Literary Sketches By Various Authors :
The Bells of Arbroath (by F.C. Eeles);
A Greeting (by E.E. Dickinson);
Poets of The Auld Kirk (by A.S.C.);
Oor Seat in the Last (by J.B.S.);
The Cauld Water Cure, or, John Tamson's Degrees (by Rantin' Robin);
Behind Bar and Lock (by Deborah);
Bits from Arbroath And Neighbourhood;
Bazaar Book Advertisements.

Cloth rubbed, smudged, darkened and lightly stained, some minor foxing, else very good. 150.00



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The History of a Slave. First Edition, JOHNSTON, H.H.
17 JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. First Edition
Kegan Paul Trench, 1889, 1889 
JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, 1889. First Edition. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Pp (4),[v]-xii,168 + frontispiece + 46 plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, illustration to front board.

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston GC,MG, KCB (b. June 12, 1858, Kennington Park, London – d. July 31, 1927, Worksop in Nottinghamshire) British explorer who traveled widely in Africa, botanist, artist, linguist and colonial administrator.

A chilling fictional portrayal of slavery in the Western Sudan, written by explorer H. H. Johnston

Rubbed, worn at corners, slightly cocked, hinges tender, nice bookplate, else very good. 400.00



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Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang., KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre
18 KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang.
1866, 
KAUDER, Christian. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang. "Die kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei hat es gedruckt in der kaiserlichen Stadt Wien in Oesterreich." 1866. [Volume containing manual of catechism, prayer book and instructions, psalms and hymns], printed in Mi'kmaq ideographs (figurative lettering). 3 vols. bound as 1. Vol. 1: pp. [xii] includes inspirational engraving (leaf i-ii]) + 146 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and index (leaf 145-146); Vol 2: pp. 109 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and half-title (leaf 3-4) + [1 leaf] (index); Vol. 3: 210 pp. includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), half-title (leaf 3-4), and index (p. 210). Original dark green full morocco,boards ruled and decorated in gilt within blind ruled border, with front b oard having an additional ornamental and episcopal device in center, spine elaborately titled and decorated in gilt, a.e.g.

The text in Mi'kmaq ideographs is accompanied in places by German language headings. 12mo. (7 1/8" x 4 7/8"). Original tissue guards to all four engraved plates are present.

This copy is one of assumedly several richly bound copies which had been designated for Bishop Colin Francis Mackinnon of Arichat, within whose diocese Kauder had been working for the spiritual benefit of the native population.

The Bishop's Latin presentation inscription on flyleaf reads: "Viro Fortis simo E. M. Dodd Judici Episcopus Arichatencis Dono dedit 1869".

The recipient, Edmund Murray Dodds (1797 - 1876), was a member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly and at the time he was presented with the book a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He co-authored, in 1845, a Report on the condition of the Micmac population in this island [i.e. Cape Breton, NS]. For MacKinnon (1810-1879) see DCB X:479-480; for Dodd, see DCB X:232-3. Pilling, Algonquin Languages, 2057-59. TPL Second Supp.:9464 (Der Katechismus only). Akins: (Das Gesangbuch only) p. 17.

Originally developed by Chretien Le Clerq during his 17th century ministry to the Mi'kmaqs of Gaspé, the Mi'kmaq ideographs were later improved upon by Pierre Maillard, missionary to the Mi'kmaqs of Eastern Nova Scotia during the midpart of the 18th century. Maillard was in very large part the composer of the manuals and song selec tions here comprising the three volumes of this book, and which had formerly been labouriously copied by hand and circulated among the Mi'kmaqs.

The printing of the manuals and songs was finally brought about in 1866 through the efforts of Christian Kauder and his Viennese sponsors.

Kauder, born in Luxembourg, was ordained in Europe in 1840 and had preached in a number of parishes in the United States. He was convalescing at the Trappist Abbey of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia when he developed his learned and evangelical interest in ideographic language of the Mi'kmaq native peoples of the area. Through his direction, and under the enjoyment of generous sponsorship, the printing of Der Katechismus, Das Betrachtungsbuch, and Das Gesangbuch was achieved from ideographic type cast expressly for that purposein Vienna.

Writing in some detail of Kauder's undertaking, the Rev. Angus Anthony Johnston states, "The project took many years of work, for 5,703 type faces had to be specially cut. The printing finally began in 1865, and the work was completed by the end of 1866. The total cost - equivalent to $755 in the North American monetary value of the time -- was met by the Leopoldine Society of Vienna. 'Unluckily only the first shipment of these precious books ever reached America, while the great bulk of them was destroyed in a shipwreck'." -- Johnston, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia Vol. II, p. 448.

Apart from occurrences of the binding together of all three works in one volume, two of the three titles were commonly issued as separate volumes. As J.C. Pilling writes in his Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, "I have seen copies of the Katechismus alone, the Gesangbuch alone, and the Katechismus and Betrachtungsbuch combined..." He also states, "So far as I know, these are the only books printed in these characters."

Inscription of subsequent owner to flyleaf reads: "Ce livre tiré à un petit nombre d'examplaires en à été offert comme souvenir d'amitié par la famille Dodd à Sydney (Ile du Cap Breton) le 30 Septembre 1882 / Edmund de Lapierre".

Amidst the rich ornamentation of the spine are the gilt impressions of six ideographic characters conforming in size to their letterpress impressions, suggesting that the binder whose work is represented here was located in Vienna.

Some scattered foxing affects the engraved plates and l eaves adjacent them. Binding moderately worn along extremities. A very good copy. 12,000



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Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. First Edition., KENNEDY, William Sloane (ed.).
19 KENNEDY, William Sloane (ed.). Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. First Edition.
Samuel E. Cassino, Boston , 1886, 1886 
KENNEDY, William Sloane, (ed.). Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. Selected by William Sloan Kennedy . Boston : Samuel E. Cassino, (1886). First Edition. Pp [1]-31,(1). 16mo [5 by 4 inches], illustrated gilt stapled wrappers.

William Sloan Kennedy (b. September 26, 1850, Brecksville, Ohio - d. August 3, 1929, Mass.) author and friend of Walt Whitman.

A small anthology of nature poetry, mostly British and American (birds, plants, seasons, etc.).

Poets include
Charlotte Fiske Bates [b. November 30, 1838, NYC – d. September 1, 1916, Cambridge, Mass.],

Henry Beers,
Blake,
Browning,
Bryant,

W. Ellery Channing, [ b. November 29, 1818, Boston – d. December 23, 1901, Concord]

C.P. Cranch [Christopher Pearse Cranch (b. March 8, 1813 – d. January 20, 1892)],

Elaine Goodale [Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)],

Emerson,
Gray,
Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Landor,
Longfellow,
Kingsley,
Augusta Moore,

Thomas Buchanan Read [March 12, 1822 – May 11, 1872)],
Shelley,
Edith M. Thomas [Edith Matilda Thomas (b. August 12, 1854, Chatham Center, Ohio – d. September 13, 1925, NYC)]

Thomson,
Tennyson ,
Whitman and others,
including poems by Kennedy himself.

Brown spotting to wrappers, tears along wrapper folds, corners dog-eared, name, else good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this small item. 40.00



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20 Little Dutch Church PITTMAN, H.H.. Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir.
Morton & Co., Publishers,, Halifax, N.S., 1899, 
(Little Dutch Church). A Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir. Halifax, N.S. : Morton & Co., Publishers, 1899. Pp (4).[5]-32, + frontispiece. Small 8vo, light grey-brown printed stapled cardcovers.

Cover title: A Brief History (Compiled from Original Records} of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's.) 1754 : Souvenir.

Printed by the "Press of J.R. Findlay, 211 Brunswick St., Halifax".

"Note" by H.H. Pittman, Rector, May 19th 1899, St. George's Rectory on p.[3].

Light stain to cover, else very good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this small item. 75.00


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