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1 (Africville SAUNDERS, Charles R. Africville : Une Ame Toujours Vivante.
Galerie d'art, Université Mont-Saint-Vincent, Halifax, 1989, ISBN:0770393489 
(Africville). Africville : Une Ame Toujours Vivante. (Halifax : Galerie d'art, Université Mont-Saint-Vincent, 1989). Pp 1-24. Illustrated. Triple Column. Oblong 8vo, colour illustrated stapled card covers.

A book to accompany an exhibition at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.
Introduction by Charles R. Saunders.
Translation by Louise Soucy.
Text in French.

Wear to spine and edges, back cover smudged, else good. Scarce. 40.00

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2 4th Estate - Newapaper CURRIE, Brian 4th Estate. Vol. 9, No. 3, April 28, 1977. Final Issue
N.I.F. Publishing Co, Halifax, N.S, 1977, 
(4th Estate). The 4th Estate. Vol. 9, No. 3, April 28, 1977. (Halifax, N.S.: N.I.F. Publishing Co. Ltd., 1977). Pp [1]-16, including covers. Illustrated. Quadruple Column. Folio, unbound newsprint. The final issue of this Halifax, Nova Scotia, weekly newspaper. Headlines : Gays barred – Trial by Jury Room [article title : Jury Room expels gays – protests planned, by Amy Zierler, p. 5]; What's Obscene? The trials and tribulations of Charlie Marshall [article title : Obscenity : Charlie Marshall isn't a censor, or a dirtybook salesman, by Brian Currie, pp. 10-11]. Also, laid in is City Life : T V & Entertainment Guide. Vol. 1, No. 32, April 28, 1977. Pp [1]-12. 4to, unbound newsprint. Edges browned, tear to horizontal crease, else very good. 20.00

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3 AKINS, Thomas Nova Scotia Historical Society for the years 1892-94 Vol. 8 History of Halifax City [and] Index [to] The History of Halifax City
Morning Herald Printing and Publishing Company, 1895, 
AKINS, Thomas. History of Halifax City. Halifax: Morning Herald Printing and Publishing Company, 1895. Pp. 272. 8vo, grey printed paper covered boards. Spine badly chipped, waterstaining to boards and some leaves, else good.. -

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- AKINS, Dr. T.B. Index [to] The History of Halifax City. Halifax : McAlpine Publishing Co., 1907. Pp (48). 8vo, wrappers. Index to Volume VIII of Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, constituting pp.273-320 of "The History of Halifax City".

Wrappers slightly chipped, else very good. the set for 150.00

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Sanctuary : Halifax's Parks & Public Gardens. First Edition in dustjacket., ARMSTRONG, Bruce and John DAVIS DAVIS, John
4 ARMSTRONG, Bruce and John DAVIS DAVIS, John Sanctuary : Halifax's Parks & Public Gardens. First Edition in dustjacket.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1996, ISBN:155109150X 1996 155109150X / 9781551091501 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce and John DAVIS. Sanctuary : Halifax's Parks & Public Gardens. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1996). First Edition. Pp (5),6-80. Illustrated with 52 colour photos and four maps in the text. Squarish 8vo, green cloth, gilr lettering to spine.

"Imagine a verdant, tranquil sanctuary in the midst of a bustling, clanging urban centre. Located throughout the city, Halifax's Public Gardens, Fleming Park, Hemlock Raving, and Point Pleasant Park more than satisfy the imagination, they satiate the spirit. In 'Sanctuary : Halifax's Parks & Public Gardens', Bruce Armstrong's lifting prose and John Davis's poignant photographs, each with an acute sense of wonder and appreciation for nature, make this collaboration a memorable and tangible record of some of Halifax's finest retreats. Places too easily taken for granted are portrayed from a fresh and almost poetic perspective.

[...] This book will allow you to revisit their splendour, again and again." - from the dustjacket.

Contents :
The Public Gardens;
Fleming Park;
Hemlock Ravine;
Point Pleasant Park.

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5 ARMSTRONG, John Griffith. Studies in Canadian Military History, 1). Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy : Inquiry and Intrigue. First Edition, hardcover in dustjacket.
UBC Press, Vancouver, 2002, ISBN:077480890x 
ARMSTRONG, John Griffith. The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue. Vancouver / Toronto : UBC Press, (2002). First Pri nting. Pp [i]-x,3-248. 3 maps and 16 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Volume one in the Studies in Canadian Military History series. "The Halifax Explosion of 1917 is a defining event inthe Canadian consciousness, yet it has never been the subject of a sustain ed analytical history. Astonishingly, until now no one has consulted the large federal government archives that contain first-hand accounts of the disaster and the response of national authorities. Canada's recently established navy was at the epicentre of the crisis. Armstrong reveals the navy's compelling, and little-known, story by carefully retracing the events preceding the disaster and the role of the military in its aftermath. He catches the pulse of disaster response in official Ottawa and provides a compelling analysis of the legal manoeuvres, rhetoric, blunders, public controversy, and crisis management that ensued. His disturbing conclusion is that federalofficials knew of potential dangers in the harbour before the explosion, t ook no corrective action, and kept the information from the public. As a result, a Halifax naval officer was made a scapegoat and the navy received lasting, and mostly undeserved, vilification. This is a compelling read not only for military and naval devotees but for anyone who wants to understand one of the events that shaped Canada in the twentieth century." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. The RCN in Halifax - December 1917; 2. Towards the Unthinkable; 3. Halifax Tide; 4. Through the Grim Day; 5. Reaction and Recovery; 6. Of Sailors, Lawyers, Goats, and Newspapers; 7. Goats to the Slaughter; 8. Covering the Tracks. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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6 Atlantic Day 1987 Atlantic Day Appointment Calendar : A Guide to the Halifax Region.
Atlantic Day Appointment Calendars Limited, Halifax, 1986, 
(Atlantic Day). 1987 Atlantic Day Appointment Calendar : A Guide to the Halifax Region. (Halifax : Atlantic Day Appointment Calendars Limited, 1986). Pp [1]-144. Illustrated. 8vo, plastic spiral bound, illustrated white card covers. Penned gift inscription, else very good. 7.50

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7 BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). ROPER, J.S. LOGAN, H.M. MacKENZIE, L.H. 1933 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Sixth Year. Volume Six
United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., 1932, 
BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). 1933 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Sixth Year. Volume Six. Halifax, N.S.: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, 1933. Pp [1]-85,(1). 8vo, red printed card covers. Articles : “Melville Island, the Military Prison of Halifax” by Major H.M. Logan (pp 12-34); “Prisoners of War, 1914-1918” by Lt. Col. Mingo(pp 35-53); “The Imperial War Graves Commission” by Major J.S. Roper (pp 5 4-65); “The Murmansk Campaign, 1918-1919” by Col. L.H. MacKenzie (pp 66-74). Tape-repair to fore-edge, faded, a few pencilled notes, else good to verygood. 135.00

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8 BEED, Blair 1917 Halifax Explosion and American Response. First Edition, Signed
Dtours Visitors and Convention Service, 1998, ISBN:096843830x 
BEED, Blair. 1917 Halifax Explosion and American Response. (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) : DTours Visitors and Convention Service, (1998). First Edition. "Printed and bound in Nova Scotia by: McCurdy Printing Limited". Pp. (2),[iii]-x,1-133,(1). Illustrated with 164 b&w photos and newspaper reproductions. Oblong 8vo, black photo-illustrated cardcovers, white lettering to front and spine. Contents; 1. Halifax before December 6, 1917; 2. December 6 and the Richmond District; 3. Massachusetts to the Rescue; 4. Stories of Haligonians; 5. The Dominion of Canada Unites; 6. The United States Responds; 7. The British Empire Contributes; 8. Social Standards of the Era; 9. Return to Daily Life; 10. What of the Children? Christmas 1917; 11. Entering 1918; 12. Halifax after World War I. Light edgewear, spine creasing, else very good. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 30.00

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9 BEED, Blair L'explosion de 1917 à Halifax et les secours américains. First Edition
Dtours Visitors and Convention Service, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:0968438334 
BEED, Blair. L'explosion de 1917 à Halifax et les secours américains. (Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada) : Dtours Visitors and Convention Service, (2004. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-x,1-149,(1). Illustrated. Double Column. Oblong 8vo, black photo-illustrated cardcovers, white lettering to front and spine. The French translation of 1917 Halifax Explosion and American Response. Contents; 1. Halifax avant le 6 Décembre, 1917; 2. Le 6 Décembre et andle quartier Richmond; 3. Le Massachusetts à l'aide; 4. Histoires personnel les de citoyens de Halifax; 5. Le Dominion de Canada conjuge ses efforts; 6. Les États-Unis envoient de l'aide; 7. La contribution de l'Empire Britannique; 8. Les Standards sociaux de l'époque; 9. Le retour à la vie normale; 10. Et les enfants? Noël 1917; 11. Le début de 1918; 12. Halifax après la première grande guerre mondiale. Name on inside front cover, else very good.20.00

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10 BELL, F.H., and R.T. MacILREITH (revisers). Halifax City Charter 1931.
Commissioner of Public Works and Mines, King's Printer Royal Print & Litho Limited, Halifax, 1931, 
BELL, F.H., and R.T. MacILREITH (revisers). The Halifax City Charter 1931. Halifax, N.S.: Printed by the Commissioner of Public Works and Mines, King's Printer, 1931. The Royal Print & Litho Limited. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-362,I-XVII,(1). 8vo, printed brown card covers. With changes and later revisions marked in pen throughout and extensive penned notes at rear, else very good.15.00

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11 BELL, John , (ed.). MacNEIL, Robert, foreword. MARRYAT, Frederick. SAUNDERS, Marshall. Halifax : A Literary Portrait. First Edition.
Pottersfield, Lawrencetown Beach, 1990, ISBN:0919001653 
BELL, John, (ed.). Halifax : A Literary Portrait. With a Foreword by RobertMacNeil. Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia : Pottersfield Press, (1990). Fir st Edition. Pp (6),v-viii,1-228,(2). 8vo, black cardcovers with a colour reproduction of Elizabeth Nutt's painting, "Winter, George Street, Halifax, N.S." (1935) on the front cover. John Bell (b. May 4, 1952, Montreal). "Halifax: A Literary Portrait is a lively anthology of thirty-one selected writings about this colourful Nova Scotian port city dating from the early eighteenth century to the present. Included are works by such varied writers as Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Joseph Howe, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, L.M. Montgomery, Hugh MacLennan, Thomas Raddall, Will R. Bird, Irving Layton (from Waiting for the Messiah), Earle Birney, bill bissett and Spider Robinson". - from rear cover. The others included are Jacob Bailey, Charles Bruce, Leslie Choyce, George Elliott Clarke, Richard Henry Dana, Jr, Sieur deDièreville, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Gordon, Bill How ell, Pauline Johnson, Elizabeth Jones, Kenneth Leslie, Douglas Lochhead, Archibald MacMechan, Captain Frederick Marryat (from The Naval Officer), Thomas Moore, Marshall Saunders, and Israel Zangwill (from The Master). Very good. 15.00

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Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia : The History of a Piece of Arrested British Colonial Policy in the Eighteenth Century.  Second Edition, Second Printing, in dustjacket., BELL, Winthrop Pickard
12 BELL, Winthrop Pickard Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia : The History of a Piece of Arrested British Colonial Policy in the Eighteenth Century. Second Edition, Second Printing, in dustjacket.
Acadiensis Press, Fredericton / Sackville, 1992, ISBN:0919107281 1992 0919107281 / 9780919107281 
BELL, Winthrop Pickard. The "Foreign Protestants" and the Settlement of Nova Scotia : The History of a Piece of Arrested British Colonial Policy in the Eighteenth Century. [Fredericton / Sackville : Acadiensis Press / Mount Allison University], (January 1992). Second Printing of the Second Edition. Pp (4), v-xviii, (2), [3]-673, (1), + 12 pp.plates. 8vo, dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.



See Vaison p.5, NSIB 198.

Winthrop Pickard Bell (b. May 12, 1884, Halifax – d. April 4, 1965, Chester, Nova Scotia) Canadian scholar and historian.

Reprint of 1961 Edition with a new Introduction by L.D. McCann.

"Since its publication in 1961, The "Foreign Protestants" has earned acclaim as a minor classic in the writing of Nova Scotia's history. It investigates, in a thorough and comprehensive manner, the circumstances of some 2,700 Germans and others — the so-called Palatines—who migrated to Nova Scotia in the early 1750s. But it is more than just a reconstitution of the characteristics of these people. The study also examines, for example, colonial settlement schemes, the disputes over Acadian lands, the process of social adjustment in a New World setting, and the long-term political and economic development of the "foreign Protestants." Long out-of print, it is reissued by the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University to emphasize the seminal importance of this pioneering study. " - from the jacket.

"This is a study of the settlers who, under British auspices, came to Nova Scotia from the continent of Europe between 1749 and 1752. The plans for the British colonial authorities fro further immigration from that source did not materialize, but the large majority of 'foreign Protestants' who arrived in those yfew years were settled by the government in a township of their own and constituted a distinctive population group. Their descendants have multiplied and many of them have scattered; but Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, still retains many distinctive accents and customs and some characteristic turns of thought and speech." - from the original edition's dj.

Contents:

I: Introductory:
1. Explanation of the Subject;
2. Cornwallis's Request for Swiss and Germans as Settlers and Its Circumstance.

II: Background and Preliminaries: Nova Scotia:
3. Earlier History of Nova Scotia;
4. "The Palatines of New York" Proposed as a Model for the Settlement of Nova Scotia;
5. Characteristics and Circumstances of Early Colonization Projects;
6. Thomas Coram and the First Proposals for Foreign Protestants as Settlers;
7. The Hintze Mission;
8. The LeMercier Proposal;
9. The Government's Timberland Policy as Obstacle;
10. Further Projects and Proposals;
11. The Waldo Scheme;
12. The Acadian Lands.

III: Background and Preliminaries: Europe:
13. Why "Foreign" Protestants; The Already Flowing Stream of Emigrants;
14. Conditions and Causes in the European Regions of Origin of Emigration;
15. Lands of Origin: Palatinate, Württemberg, Other German States, Montbéliard, Switzerland.

IV: Governmental Plans and Policy, 1749 and Later:
16. A Plan of Operation, 1749-52;
17. Policy Regarding Foreign Protestants after 1752; Its Ineffectualness;
18. Note on the Dates.

V: The Emigration: (A) The Events (pp.126-218):
19. The Agent, John Dick;
20. The Government's Contract with Dick and Offer to Emigrants;
21. 1750--The Recruiting of the Emigratns;
22. The Redemptioner System, John Dick's Arrangement, Nova Scotia's Foreign Protestants as Governmental Redemptioners; 23. 1750--The Ann and Her Human Cargo;
24. Other Foreign Protestants in 1750: Alderney and Nancy;
25. Programme for 1751: Dick's Recruiting More Successful (with Appendix: The Brown Manuscripts in Relation to the Foreign Protestants);
26. Dupasquier and Delesdernier's Untertaking; The Government's Preference for Young Unmarried Immigrants;
27. 1751 Voyages: Speedwell, Gale, Pearl, Murdoch;
28. 1751-2: Negotiations, Problems, Concessions;
29. 1752 Voyages: Speedwell, Betty, Pearl, Gale, Sally. (with Appendix: Dates of Arrival of Pearl, Gale, Sally; Detentions, in Quarantine and Otherwise;
30. Accusations against Dick and His Rebuttal; An Unforuntate Misunderstanding and Its Explanation; Operations Suspended;
31. Other Foreign Protestant Immigration into Nova Scotia up to 1775 (with Appendix: Erroneous Assertions of Further Arrivals by Speedwell and Swan in 1753).

VI: The Emigration: (B) Shipboard Conditions (pp.219-259):
32. The Records of the Emigration to Nova Scotia as a Source of Information;
33. Crowding and Accommodations on Shipboard; Ship Tonnage in the Eighteenth Century;
34. Length of Voyages;
35. Food and Drink on the Passage;
36. Health, Illness, and Mortality at Sea;
37. Mortality at Sea.

VII: The Emigration: (C) Financial Aspects and Certain Conclusions:
38. Charges for the Ocean Passage;
39. Costs, John Dick and the Government;
40. A Financial Paradox in Connection with the Abuses of the "Palatine Trade";
41. Concluding Remarks about John Dick and the Treatment of His Emigrants.

VIII: The Emigration: (D) The Emigrants:
42. Sources and Nature of Information, Names, European Origins of Many Family Surnames;
43. Ages; 44. Occupations; 45. European Origins (with Appendices
A: Detail of Smaller States in Tabulation,
B: Indentification of Place Names,
C: European Origins of the Lunenburg Settlers).

IX: The Foreign Protestants in Nova Scotia: Official Plans for Their Settlement:
46. Developments of Official Ideas for Settlement of the Foreign Protestants, 1749-52;
47. The Acadian Lands in Relation to the Government's Plans for the Foreign Protestants.

X: The Foreign Protestants at Halifax, 1749-53: (pp.336-396) 48. The Halifax of the Time;
49. The Foreign Protestants at Halifax under Governor Cornwallis, 1749-51;
50. [ibid.], 1751-2;
51. Circumstances of the Foreign Protestants at the Beginning of Governor Hopson's Administation;
52. Desertions;
53. The Foreign Protestants at Halifax under Governor Hopson, 1752-3; Orphans; Mortality;
54. Church and School.

XI: The Settling of Lunenburg, 1753-5:
55. Preparations and Problems;
56. Choice of Site;
57. The Name;
58. Last Preliminaries; Appointments of Officers;
59. The Transfer; Lawrence's Journal;
60. Lunenburg Town: Nature of Site; Plan of Town; Defences; Problem of the "Cleared Lands"; Garden Lots;
61. The Settlement Taking Root: Difficulties, Discords, and Accomplishments, Summer of 1753; The Common;
62. Apparent Tranquility; Estimates and Prospects;
63. The Insurrection of December 1753 and the Hoffman Trial;
64. The Thirty-Acre Farm Lots;
65. Lunenburg, 1754: Clearing and Cultivation; Live Stock; Mills and Other Enterprises; Acadians from Cape Breton; Drought;
66. Difficulties and Developments, 1755; Acadian Cattle; The Rationing Problem; St. John's Parish Church.

XII: Lunenburg: The Precarious Years, 1756-60:
67. The Documents; Acadian Cattle in 1756; A Voluntary Exile;
68. Indian Warfare; Attack and Defence of Lunenburg, 1756-60;
69. Government Provisions and Settlers' Crops and Cultivation;
70. Trade; Mills; Roads; Foreign Protestants from Louisbourg; Health and Medical Services;
71. Beginnings of Political Life; The Nova Scotia Legislature; Naturalizations and Elections at Lunenburg; Township and County.

XIII: Lunenburg: Peaceful Development from 1760 on; Completion of Certain Features of Settlement:
72. General Course of Development after 1760; Respects in which Settlement not yet Completed by 1760;
73. Bounties; The Lunenburg Bounty Frauds and the Provincial Debt;
74. The Three-Hundred Acre Lots;
75. Land Grants;
76. Languages;
77. Churches;
78. Schools.

XIV: Foreign Protestants at Halifax after 1753:
79. Records of Foreigners as Settlers at Halifax; Gradual Assimilation; The "Dutch Village";
80. Old St. George's German Church;
81. Epilogue.

With appendices of Governors, Lieutenant-Governors, and other Administrators of Nova Scotia in the Eighteenth Century.
With bibliography and index.

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13 BLACK, Mark, and Paul McNAIR, (eds.). CHAULK, Bob Moments in Time : Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling. First Edition
Seniors' Advocate / (Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Dartmouth / Halifax, 2008, ISBN:9780981034706 
BLACK, Mark, and Paul McNAIR, (eds.). Moments in Time : Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling. (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) : The Seniors' Advocate / (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Parkinson Society Maritime Region, (2008). First Edition. Pp (2),i-viii,1-208,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers. “The Seniors' Advocate, a publication devoted to informing, entertaining, and serving the needs of senior Nova Scotians is celebrating its 25thanniversary. In order to mark this auspicious event, the Seniors' Advocate , in partnership with the Parkinson Society Maritime Region, has published a collection of stories and articles from various past issues dating back over the last quarter century.” (p. i). A few of the 69 articles include : Steamships of Halifax (pp.2-5, by Bob Chaulk); Lydia E. Pinkham and 19th Century Women's Medicine (pp.8-11, by Bob Chaulk); Temperance Drinks (pp.12-15, by Bob Chaulk); A Brief History of Imperoyal Refinery (pp.16-19, by Bob Davis); Remembering Clayton and Sons (pp.23-25, a busoiees on Jacob and Barrington streets, and its survival in the Halifax Explosion, by Bob Davis); British War Hero and American POWs Buried in Halifax (pp.122-125, by Harry Chapman); The True History of the Origin of Ice Hockey; Fishing and Hunting for Seniors; Don Messer: Goin' to the Barn Dance Tonight; Hank Snow: A Story Worth Waiting For; The Halifax Explosion, Still Remembered by Present-DayGeneration (pp.126-130, by Harry Chapman);; Canada & the Underground Railr oad; Who Were the Black Loyalists?; Early Times in Bear River (pp.131-133, by Matt Todd); Freemasonry in Halifax - 1750 (pp.139-141, by Matthew F. Todd); Starting School Sixty Years Ago (pp. 152-154, by Laurent d'Entremont); Acadien Raconteur : The Shopmobile : An Industrial Arts School on Wheels inthe 1940s (pp. 155-157, by Laurent d'Entremont); Historically Speaking Mel ville Island (pp.161-163, by Matt Todd); Hon. Alexander Keith 1795 - 1873 (pp.164-167, by Matthew F. Todd); The Covered Wooden Bridges of Nova Scotia;St. Paul Island "The. Graveyard of the Gulf"; The Sable Island Horses in W inter (pp.206-208, with a photo by Zoe Lucas). Very good. 15.00

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Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront.  Paperback., BOILEAU, John
14 BOILEAU, John Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. Paperback.
Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:9780973883022 0973883022 / 9780973883022 
BOILEAU, John. Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. (Halifax): Waterfront Development Corporation Limited / (Dartmouth, NS : Saltscapes Publishing Limited, (2007). Waterfront Development Corporation Limited 30th Anniversary Edition. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-ix,10-80. Double column. Illustrated throughout. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers with blue spine.

John Boileau (b. ?) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author.

"The waterfront is the historical core of commercial and naval Halifax. In the past, the waterfront was very animated, with a broad range and intensity of goings-on - a compliment to the thriving commercial and government activities further up the hill. From mid-twentieth century, as ships became larger and handling facilities more sophisticated, major shipping moved southward and northward to container terminals, while the navy moved northward.

Over the same period, Halifax declined as a fishing port because of improved transportation connections to more remote coastal areas and pollution in the harbour, which resulted in declining fish stocks. These factors left the old waterfront to deteriorate, both commercially and physically, until only a handful of users were left scattered over its length.

The waterfront should be a place to work, eat, live, shop, walk, play and relax - a place where office workers spend their lunch hours, where people stroll or attend the theatre and visit museaums, a place where families live and tourists visit. By the 1970s, it was none of these.

In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited was created, with responsibilities for the redevelopment of the Halifax, Dartmouth, and - later - Bedford waterfronts to restore the flavour and vigour of an earlier time. In Where the Water Meets the Land, author and historian John Boileau recounts the story of Halifax Harbour and its waterfront from prehistory to the modern day, detailing the rise and decline of this historic area, and its rejuvenation during the least 30 years under the guidance of the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited." - from the rear cover.

Chairman's Letter by Eric Thomson
Introduction : Kjipuktuk.

Chapters :
1. The Great Long Harbour
Harbour Vignettes:
Founding Father [Edward Cornwallis] -
The King's Yard -
A Royal Prince [The Duke of Kent] -
Defending the Great Long Harbour -
Master of the North Atlantic [ Samuel Cunard ];

2. Halifax's Second Century
Harbour Vignettes:
Titanic Tragedy -
Halifax's Horror [on the Halifax Explosion, pp.26-27] -
Imperial Village;

3. Setting the Stage.
Harbour Vignettes:
Spanning the Great Harbour [on the Angus L Macdonald bridge, opened on April 2, 1955] -
Demise of a Community [on Africville, pp.34-35];

4. The Tall Ships Arrive.
Harbour Vignettes:
Preserving Our Maritime Heritage -
North America's Oldest Ferry Service -
The Romance of Sail;

5. New Initiatives.
Harbour Vignettes:
Guardians of the Coast [on the Canadian Coast Guard] -
The Last Corvette [HMCS Sackville];

6. The World on the Waterfront.
Harbour Vignettes:
The World Economic Summit [the Halifax G7 Summit] -
Shotgun Wedding -
Coal by Wire -
Waterfront Festivities.

7. The Tall Ships Return.
Harbour Vignettes:
Canada's Ellis Island [on Pier 21] -
Still More Festivals.

Conclusion : Recent Past, Immediate Future.
Harbour Vignettes:
Storm of the Century [Hurricane Juan] -
The Navy Turns 100 -
Gateway for the Future.
With bibliography.

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Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy.  pbk., BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series)
15 BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series) Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. pbk.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9781551097473 2010 1551097478 / 9781551097473 
BOILEAU, John. Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-214. Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated white card covers.

A volume in the Images Of Our Past series.
An ampersand is used in the title.

"On May 4, 1910, the Liberal government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier passed the Naval Service Act, which created the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Evere since, the RCN and the city of Halifax -- a strategic Canadian port on the Atlantic -- have been partenrs. During the Second World War's Battle of the Atlantic, Halifax was a major centre of operations for the RCN, which was tasked with the crucial missions of escorting merchant ships and hunting German U-boats not far from Halifax's coast. But the relationship with the city of Halifax was not without turmoil; at the conclusion of the war the pent-up frustrations of sailors boiled over into the V-E day riots.

Part of the popular Images of Our Past series, Halifax and the RCN marks the centennial of the Royal Canadian Navy's founding in 1910. Author John Boileau's superbly researched narrative is supplemented with over 150 historical photos of the sailors, ships, and shore establishments that defined the RCN. An accessible and lively photographic history, Halifax and the RCN is a worthy tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy and its home port." - from the rear cover.

Contents:
1. Humble Beginnings;
2. The Halifax Patrols;
3. An End, an Interlude, and a Beginning;
4. The Courage of the Convoys;
5. Death and Destruction on Halifax's Doorstep;
6. The Sailors Who Saved the City;
7. Reaching the Boiling Point;
8. Sailors in Skirts [the WRCNS, Wrens, &c];
9. Conflict in the Land of the Morning Calm;
10. Above and Below;
11. The Cold War Navy;
12. New Horizons;
13. Unification and After.
Includes an introductory note entitled "Naval Nomenclature for the Novice".

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16 BORRETT, William C. BINNEY, Stephen CHAMBERS, Robert KENT, Duke of Historic Halifax in Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock.. First Edition
Ryerson Press, Toronto / Halifax / Vancouver, 1948, 
BORRETT, William C. Historic Halifax in Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Toronto / Halifax / Vancouver : The Ryerson Press, (December 1948). Pp (4),v-viii,(2),1-234. 8vo, aqua cloth. Watters p.251, Rhodenizer p.693. A collection published for the city's bicentennial. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes :1. Historic Halifax: The Warden of the Honour of the North; 2. The Halifax Scene: Today and Yesterday; 3. The First Mayor: A Pompous Gentleman [Stephen Binney]; 4. Citadel Hill : Our Military Diadem; 5. Bedford Basin : Whence Wierd Tales are Told; 6. The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: Prince's Lodge; 7. E Mari Merces: Wealth from the Sea; 8. The North West Arm: APlayground Extraordinary; 9. The Narrows Bridge: Which Twice Was Wrecked; 10. The Shubenacadie Canal 17941870: A Short Route to the Bay of Fundy; 11.Historic Houses of Halifax: Monuments of Early Days; 12. Saint Paul's: A V enerable Landmark; 13. The Penalties of War: The Halifax Explosions of 1917and 1945; 14. Halifax in Wartime. Very good. 20.00

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17 BORRETT, William C. BINNEY, Stephen). CHAMBERS, Robert). KENT, Duke of). Historic Halifax in Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock.. First Edition in dustjacket
Ryerson Press, Toronto / Halifax / Vancouver, 1948, 
BORRETT, William C. Historic Halifax in Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Toronto / Halifax / Vancouver : The Ryerson Press, (December 1948). Pp (4),v-viii,(2),1-234. 8vo, aqua cloth. Watters p.251, Rhodenizer p.693. A collection published for the city's bicentennial. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes :1. Historic Halifax: The Warden of the Honour of the North; 2. The Halifax Scene: Today and Yesterday; 3. The First Mayor: A Pompous Gentleman [Stephen Binney]; 4. Citadel Hill : Our Military Diadem; 5. Bedford Basin : Whence Wierd Tales are Told; 6. The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: Prince's Lodge; 7. E Mari Merces: Wealth from the Sea; 8. The North West Arm: APlayground Extraordinary; 9. The Narrows Bridge: Which Twice Was Wrecked; 10. The Shubenacadie Canal 17941870: A Short Route to the Bay of Fundy; 11.Historic Houses of Halifax: Monuments of Early Days; 12. Saint Paul's: A V enerable Landmark; 13. The Penalties of War: The Halifax Explosions of 1917and 1945; 14. Halifax in Wartime. A very good copy in lightly spine-chippe d dustjacket. 30.00

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18 BORRETT, William C. de ROBERVAL, Marguerite ADAMS, Priscilla KENT, Duke of Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. 2nd Imperial Printing, in dustjacket
1943, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, (December1943). Second Printing. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax;The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite de Ro berval; Where History Began in North America: The habitation at Granville; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopement inHalifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; The L ady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary;Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusil iers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Light browning to cl;oth, else very good in worn, chipped dustjacket. 30.00

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19 BORRETT, William C. de ROBERVAL, Marguerite. ADAMS, Priscilla. KENT, Duke of. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. 3rd Imperial Printing, in dustjacket
1944, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, (August) 1944. Third Printing. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. par For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. par Illustrated by Robert Chambers. par Includes : The Old Town Clockof Halifax; The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marg uerite de Roberval; Where History Began in North America: The habitation atGranville; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And The y Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopement in Halifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; The Lady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A taleof the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman ex traordinary; Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusiliers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Around the World by British Radio. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 25.00

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20 BORRETT, William C. HOBSON, Joe. ADAMS, Priscilla. KENT, Duke of. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. First Edition, no dj, signed.
1942, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1942. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, turquoise cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax; The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite deRoberval; Where History Began in North America: The Habitation at Granvill e; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopementin Halifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; Th e Lady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary; Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusiliers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Some light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed, with "cheerio and all the best", by Borrett on the title page. Lacking dustjacket. 28.00

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