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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 accompanyan 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, T.B. History of Halifax City. Brook House Press Edition
Brook House Press, Dartmouth, NS, 1973, ISBN:189698603X 
AKINS, Dr. T.B. History of Halifax City. Originally Printed in 1895 as Volume VIII in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society. (Dartmouth Nova Scotia) : Brook House Press, (2002) Pp. (4),[v]-x,(2),[3]-334. 8vo, art-illustrated red cardcovers. A re-set text of the original 1895 edition. Includes a 3-page Preface to 2002 Edition. Includes index. Some marking, wear to spine, some creasing else very good. 25.00

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4 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.. -


- 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
5 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.

Very good in dustjacket. 16.00

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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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. "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. Includedare works by such varied writers as Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Joseph How e, 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 de Dièreville, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Gordon, Bill Howell, Pauline Johnson, Elizabeth Jones,Kenneth Leslie, Douglas Lochhead, Archibald MacMechan, Captain Frederick M arryat (from The Naval Officer), Thomas Moore, Marshall Saunders, and Israel Zangwill (from The Master). Very good. 15.00

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13 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. First Edition
U of T, 1961, 1961 
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. [Foreword by C. Bruce Fergusson]. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1961). First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),[3]-673,(1),+ 16 pp.plates. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

Vaison p.5, NSIB 198.

This is a study of the settlers who, under British auspices,came to Nova Scotia from the continent of Europe between 1749 and 1752. Th 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 dj.

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: Ind entification 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;
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;
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.

Faint stain to pp.217-218, light smudge to margin of p.289, else very good, solid copy. 250.00

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14 BIRD, Michael J. Town That Died : A Chronicle of the Halifax Explosion. Nimbus Paperback.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781551098425 
BIRD, Michael J. The Town That Died : A Chronicle of the Halifax Explosion.(Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2011). Pp. (6),[1]-192,(1). Illustrate d with black and white photos. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers with red and white lettering to spine. "'The Town That Died' is a moving and detailed account of the greatest human-made explosion before Hiroshima -- the terrible disaster known as the Halifax Explosion. It is the first documentary account, told from the personal experiences of survivors, to accurately chronicle the tragic events that led to the ill-fated collision between the Imoand the Mont Blanc in the harbour narrows -- and the dreadful consequences ." - from rear. Very good. 10.00

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15 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 
BOILEAU, John. Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. (Halifax): Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, (2007). Waterfront Development Corporation Limited 30th Anniversary Edition. Pp. [i]-ix,10-80. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers with blue spine. "From the 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 northeward.Over the same period, Halifax declined as a fishing port because of improv ed transportation connections to more remote coastal areas and pollution inthe harbour, which resulted in declining fish stocks. These factors left t he old waterfront to deteriorate, bot commercially and physically, until only a handful of users were left scattered over its length. [...]In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited was created, with responsibilities for the redevelopment of the Halifax, Dartmouth, and - later - Bedfordwaterfronts to restore the flavour and vigour of an earlier time." - from the rear cover. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper. 10.00

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Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy.  pbk., BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series)
16 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.

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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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 BOUTILIER, A. D. Citadel On Stage : British Military Theatre, Sports, and Recreation in Colonial Halifax. First Edition, paperback
SVP Productions, Halifax, N.S., 2014, ISBN:9780993750700 2014 0993750702 / 9780993750700 
BOUTILIER, A. D. The Citadel On Stage : British Military Theatre, Sports, and Recreation in Colonial Halifax. Halifax, N.S.: SVP Productions, (2014). First Edition. Pp (5),vi-xi,[1]-341,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers, lettered in white.

Based on the author's thesis (master's)--Saint Mary's University, 2005, under title: The citadel on stage : the rise and decline of garrison theatre in Halifax. Redone with expanded endnotes, index, and illustrations.

"The Citadel On Stage is a lively and entertaining social history of British military officers stationed in colonial Halifax. The object of this volume is to survey a wide range of social, theatrical, and recreational performances up until confederation; and to examine the reasons why the garrison officers were entirely involved in these activities.

The main focus is on the garrison theatrical society as a social, cultural, and charitable entity, and how its existence revolved around the British institutions of colonial government and religion, as well as economics. The author illustrates a relationship between the theatricality of political performance and acting on stage, and shows how closely acting andpolitics are bound up with one another. While attesting that the Anglican Church supported garrison theatre, he gives a critical review of the incessant opposition by the non-conformist puritan element in the community. He also points out that the progress of theatre, sports, and recreation in colonial Halifax parallels the rise or decline of the economy. In his own style, A.D. Boutilier paints a vivid picture of the comedy and farce inherent inupper class society and in the British institutions moored at Halifax from 1749 to 1867." (from the back cover).

Contents :
1. Setting the S tage. Prologue to Chapter Two.
2. The Citadel on Stage : The First Forty Years. The Rise of Garrison Theatre in Halifax. Decline, Revival, End. Garrison Colonial Prologues and Epilogue.
3. Horseracing, Regattas, Sports and Recreation. Afterpiece.

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Halifax : Birney Stronghold, BROWN, Robert R. BINNS, Richard M.
19 BROWN, Robert R. BINNS, Richard M. Halifax : Birney Stronghold
Canadian Railroad Historical Association, 1966, 1966 
BROWN, Robert R. Halifax : Birney Stronghold. (Montreal : Canadian Railroad Historical Association, October 1966). "Revised and and reprinted October 1966." "Printed in Canada on Canadian Paper." Pp [1]-[36]. Illustrated with 24 b&w photos and maps in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated stapled cardcovers.

Original manuscript, as published in Bulletin 17 of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, April, 1954, written by Robert R. Brown. Brought up-to-date and revised by Mr. Richard M. Binns, September, 1964. Revised and reprinted October, 1966.

A few small faint stains to rear cover, else very good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this slim item. 50.00

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Quarantine, What is Old is New : Halifax and the Lawlor's Island Quarantine Station 1866-1938. First Edition, CAMERON, Arthur.
20 CAMERON, Arthur. Quarantine, What is Old is New : Halifax and the Lawlor's Island Quarantine Station 1866-1938. First Edition
New World Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2007, ISBN:9781895814347 2007 1895814340 / 9781895814347 
CAMERON, Arthur. Quarantine, What is Old is New : Halifax and the Lawlor's Island Quarantine Station 1866-1938. Halifax, N.S.: New World Publishing, (2007). First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-xx,21-206. Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with yellow titles to front and spine.

"The story [of the island] is of tragic events and unimaginable hardships, public health successes and failures, remarkable bravery and unforgivable incompetence. As new epidemics threaten to arrive on our shores from around the world, we must learn lessons from the past. This book is an important contribution to medical, public health and maritime history, but it will also fascinate those who love Nova Scotia and Halifax." - from the rear cover

Contents :
1. The Reason for Quarantine.
2. Halifax and the Cholera Epidemic of 1866.
3. Lawlor's Island as a Quarantine Station.
4. Another Reminder: The Cholera Epidemic of 1871.
5. Building the Quarantine Station.
6. Sergey Tolstoy and the Doukhobors.
7. The 20th Century, Canada's Century.
8. The Heyday of Lawlor's Island.
9. The Beginning of the End.
10. The Final Irony: The Small Pox Outbreak of 1939. Epilogue. Appendices.

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