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1 Acadia Gas Engine Company Oil painting of Company Boat for Acadia Gas Company, Bridgewater, N.S. July1939.
1939, 
(Acadia Gas Engine Company). Oil painting of Company Boat for Acadia Gas Company, Bridgewater, N.S. July 1939. A 9 by 13 inch sheet of white paper, painted in black, grey and white, of a boat with the Acadia flag to bow and an unidentified flag with Union Jack to upper left corner flying aft, with some seagulls skimming the water. Lacking lower right hand corner, some edgewear and short tears, else good. 80.00

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2 American Shipmasters' Association Record of American and Foreign Shipping
American Shipmasters' Association, New York, 1877, 
(American Shipmasters' Association). Record of American and Foreign Shipping. Established 1867. Surveys Made and Complied under the Direction of the American Shipmasters' Association, with the Sanction of The New York Board of Underwriters, to Provide a Standard American Classification of Vessels. New York : American Shipmasters' Association, January 1st, 1877. Pp lix,(1),1- Thick large 8vo, full gilt decorated black leather.
The American Shipmasters' Association (later to become the American Bureau of Shipping) produced these Lloyds-like registers annually. This is an uncommon early edition.
Each vessel is described using thirteen occasionally connecting columns:
For example
1.Number / Official Number / Signal Letters 926 / 48,192 / VRMJ 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Horton / Martell 3. Rig. Sch 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Halifax Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 82 / 24.3 / 10.2 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 122 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '64 / Maitland, N.S. 9. Owners. H. Martell 10. Remarks. M;If;S;rps5,71 11. Years.12. Rate. 2 13. Last Survey. Port 5 '71

1. Number / Official Number / Sign al Letters 445 / 36,900 / SBQW 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Eliza Frazer / H. Savage 3. Rig. Bk 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Colchester Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 104.2 / 26.5 / 11.9 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 193 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '61 4 / Merigomish, N.S. 9. Owners. Wm. B. Jones 10. Remarks. M;Icf;Z3;63 11. Years. 12. Rate. 13. Last Survey. N.Y. 7 '63

As one would expect many Nova Scotian coastal towns listed under "Where Builder": Advocate, Antigonish, Annapolis, Apple River,Arichat, Argyle, Aylesford, Baddeck, Barrington, Bay de Vert, Bear River, Beaver River, Bedford Basin, Black Rock, Black River, Bras d'Or, [Cape Breton], Bridgetown, Broad Cove, Burncoat, Canning, Cape Cove, Cape George, Chester, Cheverie, Church Point, Clementsport, Clifton, Clyde River, Colchester, Cornwallis, Digby, Economy, French Town, Granville, Green Cove, Green Harbour, Guysboro, Halifax, Hall's Harbour, Hampton, Havre Boucher, Hillsborough, Horton, Ingram River, Jordan River, Kempt, La Have, Liscomb, Little Brook, Liverpool, Londonderry, Lower Village, Lunenburg, Maccan, Mahone Bay, Maitland, Margaretville, Merigomish, Meteghan, Mill Creek, Milton, Moose Brook, Moses [Moser] River, Mount Denson New Glasgow, Newport, Noel, North Sydney, Oak Point, Parrsboro, Pereaux, Pictou, Pleasant Cove, Point Brl, Pomquet, Port Gilbert, Port Greville, Port Medway, Port Williams, Princeport,Pubnico, Pugwash, Raquette, River Hebert, River John, St. Ann's, Saint Mar y's Bay, Sable River, Salmon Point, Salmon River, Sandy Cove, Scott's Bay, Sheet Harbour, Shelburne, Spry Bay, Summerville, Tatamagouche, Tusket, Wallace, Westport, Weymouth, Wilmot, Windsor, Yarmouth
Wear to edges, some scuffing, else very good. Copy 960. 700.00

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3 Anglican Church). HARRIS, R.V.). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960
1960, 
(Anglican Church). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. Published in thanksgiving for two hundred and fifty years of continuous Anglican worship in the area comprising the diocese of Nova Scotia. N.pl. : n.pub., n.d. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-viii,[1]-168,(6). With b&w photos and other illustrations throughout. 8vo, b&w photo-illustrated grey card covers, white spine, black lettering to spine. Cover title: 250 Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. Spine title: Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young. Foreword by Robert Harold, Bishop of Nova Scotia. Introduction byWilliam Wallace, Bishop Coadjutor. Contents: 1. Chancellor R.V. Harris's " Royal City of Queen Anne (Annapolis Royal Story, 1710)"; 2. Harris's "FIrstChurch in Halifax (Story of St. Paul's); 3. Harris's "The Loyalists and ou r First Bishop (The Rt. Rev. Charles Inglis, 1787-1816); 4. Bishop Davis's "First K.C.S. Boy becomes our third Bishop (The Rt. Rev. John Inglis, 1825-1850); 5. Davis's 'Birth of our Diocesan Synod (The Rt. Rev. Hibbert Binney, 1851-1887); 6. Dr. A.W. Cunningham's "The Church and Education (Kings College, K.C.S. and Edgehill"; 7. Harris's "The Cathedral Movement (Cathedralspast and present); 8. Rev. Kennedy B. Wainwright's (rector of Stewiacke an d Shubenacadie) "The Church on the South Shore (Including Lunenburg and Shelburne deaneries)"; 9. Very Rev. E.B.N. Cochran and Bishop Davis's "The Church in the Valley: Part I: The Deanery of Avon and Part II: The Deanery of Annapolis"; 10. Rev. H.Y. McLean's (rector of St. George's Sydney) "The Church in Isle Royale (The Cape Breton Story)"; 11. Rev. Canon E.M. Malone andMajor T.E. McNutt's "The Church in the Island Province (The Prince Edward Island Story)"; 12. Wainwright's "The Church in the Northern Counties (The Amherst Deanery Story)"; 13. Rev. Philip C. Jefferson's "The Church on the Eastern Shore"; 14. Davis's "The Church in the See City (The Halifax Deanery Story)"; 15. Rev. A. Stanley Hart's (rector of North Dartmouth) "The Diocese To-day (Final Chapter)". Very good. 15.00

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4 Autograph Book Untitled Autograph Book
1904, 
(Autograph Book). [Untitled Autograph Book]. N.pl.: n.pub. n.d [ca 1904]. Pp (24) unpaginated. Oblong small 8vo [5 by 8 inches], red paper covered boards, heavily gilt decorated front board with pictorial onlay of a little girl with a teacup. An autograph book belonging to Blanche Kaulback in remembrance of her birthday, June 4th, 1904. With short signed inscriptions from friends mostly from Conquerall Mills. Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Covers very worn and detached, most leaves loose and chipped, a poor copy overall. As is. 30.00

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5 BACKMAN, Brian and Phil Bluenose. 1st Paperback Printing
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1975, 
BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp (8),9-112. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. "Bluenose --the big Lunenburg saltbank schooner who shaped for herself a glory and a l ove such as few ships enjoy. Her likeness emblazons the Canadian dime and her name is synonymous with Nova Scotia -- in fact, with all Maritime Canada. Throughout the '20s and the '30s she remained undefeated in races and peerless as a working fisherman. No other ship has so taken itself to the heart of a nation, which fact is attested to by her reincarnation in an exact sailing replica constructed in the 1960's. This tribute to the illustrious Bluenose and her worthy successor, Bluenose II, is the deeply affectionate memorial of two men who spirited the impetus for that second vessel. With infectious enthusiasm, the Backmans recreate in fascinating detail the excitement of Bluenose's memorable races, the events and emotions of her spectactular career, and her miraculous resurrection in Bluenose II. This is the unforgettable dual story of Bluenose, lavishly illustrated with over 80 photographs, including a portfolio on the original Bluenose drawn from the filesof the late W.R. MacAskill, considered to be the greatest of marine photog raphers." - from the rear cover. Name, light spotting to covers and initialleaves, else vg. 18.00

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6 BACKMAN, Brian and Phil Bluenose. First Edition in dustjacket, double-signed, with brochure
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal, 1965, 
BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1965). First Edition. Pp (8),9-112. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, turquoise cloth, black lettering to spine, black Bluenose vignette to front board. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. Contents: Prologue by Jack Brayley; Proud Harbour; Still Water Astern; Stepping a Legend; Epilogue; MacAskill: Lens Fog of an Era. "Most ships are remembered chiefly for single moments of glory of tragedy - feat of battle, a mutiny perhaps, or even for the manner of their death. Not so the Bluenose! Alone among thegreat vessels of the past, she carved her image steadily and deeply, and s he is recalled not for the manner of her death, but in spite of it. How thesaltbank schooner sailedr her way to fame, bringing glory to her home port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; how she raced into a people's heart; how she be came the only ship in modern history to emblazon a nation's coinage, all this is told in a way that will enthrall even the reader who has never set foot on board ship. But this, too, is the story of her rebirth, of how she came back from oblivion because of the determination of old admirers to transform a dream - for dream it was - into the reality of a full-sized replica,Bluenose II the tall-masted beaty which exists today. The amazing saga of the ship what would not die is lavishly illustrated with photographs, including a portfolio drawn from the files of the late W.R. MacAskill, surely the greatest of marine photographer of them all." - from front dj flap. Vg inedgeworn dj. Signed by both Backmans on the ffep. With promotional brochur e for the volume laid in at front. 45.00

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7 BACKMAN, Brian and Phil Bluenose. Second Printing in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal , 1966, 
BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (May 1966). Second Printing. Pp (8),9-112. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, turquoise cloth, black lettering to spine, black Bluenose vignette to front board. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. Contents: Prologue by Jack Brayley; Proud Harbour; Still Water Astern; Stepping a Legend; Epilogue; MacAskill: Lens Fog of an Era. "Most ships are remembered chiefly for single moments of glory of tragedy - feat of battle, a mutiny perhaps, or even for the manner of their death. Not so the Bluenose! Alone among the great vessels of the past, she carved her image steadily and deeply,and she is recalled not for the manner of her death, but in spite of it. H ow the saltbank schooner sailedr her way to fame, bringing glory to her home port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; how she raced into a people's heart; how she became the only ship in modern history to emblazon a nation's coinage, all this is told in a way that will enthrall even the reader who has never set foot on board ship. But this, too, is the story of her rebirth, of how she came back from oblivion because of the determination of old admirers totransform a dream - for dream it was - into the reality of a full-sized re plica, Bluenose II the tall-masted beaty which exists today. The amazing saga of the ship what would not die is lavishly illustrated with photographs,including a portfolio drawn from the files of the late W.R. MacAskill, sur ely the greatest of marine photographer of them all." - from front dj flap.Surface tear to inside front board, penned name, else very good in rubbed and tape-repaired dustjacket. With multiple copies of folded promotional booklets and tickets to Bluenose II laid in. 20.00

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8 BACKMAN, Brian and Phil Bluenose. Second Printing in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal , 1966, 
BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (May 1966). Second Printing. Pp (8),9-112. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, turquoise cloth, black lettering to spine, black Bluenose vignette to front board. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. Contents: Prologue by Jack Brayley; Proud Harbour; Still Water Astern; Stepping a Legend; Epilogue; MacAskill: Lens Fog of an Era. "Most ships are remembered chiefly for single moments of glory of tragedy - feat of battle, a mutiny perhaps, or even for the manner of their death. Not so the Bluenose! Alone among the great vessels of the past, she carved her image steadily and deeply,and she is recalled not for the manner of her death, but in spite of it. H ow the saltbank schooner sailedr her way to fame, bringing glory to her home port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; how she raced into a people's heart; how she became the only ship in modern history to emblazon a nation's coinage, all this is told in a way that will enthrall even the reader who has never set foot on board ship. But this, too, is the story of her rebirth, of how she came back from oblivion because of the determination of old admirers totransform a dream - for dream it was - into the reality of a full-sized re plica, Bluenose II the tall-masted beaty which exists today. The amazing saga of the ship what would not die is lavishly illustrated with photographs,including a portfolio drawn from the files of the late W.R. MacAskill, sur ely the greatest of marine photographer of them all." - from front dj flap.Vg in lightly rubbed dj. 30.00

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9 BACKMAN, Everett M., FITCH, Catherine ELDRIDGE, Richard E. 225 Years in Chester Basin 1760-1985. First Edition in dustjacket, Triple signed
1985, 
BACKMAN, Everett M., Catherine FITCH and Richard E. ELDRIDGE. 225 Years in Chester Basin 1760-1985. (Halifax : Wm. MacNab & Son Ltd., 1985). First Edition."Printed in Canada by Wm. MacNab & Son Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia".Pp (4),1-103,(5). Double column. With over 150 monochrome photos as well a s other illustrations. 4to, plain brown cloth, with no lettering. Contents:Introduction; History of Chester Basin; "The Deserter" by Lucille Mosher; Aenon United Baptist Church; History of St. John's Church [Anglican]; Homesof Chester Basin; Ship Building (a brief section on p.20, but there are ma ny ship photos including of the Arthur H. Zwicker, the Mary C. Oxner, the Mary G. Duff, the Gladys M. Brown, the Ruth D. Adams; The Haunted House [thehome of Captain Cornelius Fader, on the New Ross Road]; Gold Mining (pp.61 ff); Chester Basin Explosion [August 13, 1917 on the schooner Ella D.]; Co nclusion. Very good in dustjacket (the jacket has a few marks and acouple of short tears). Signed by all three authors, and with an inscription by Cathy Fitch. 100.00

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10 BALCOM, B.A. History of the Lunenburg Fishing Industry
Lunenburg Marine Museum Society, 1977, 
BALCOM, B.A. History of the Lunenburg Fishing Industry. Lunenburg : Lunenburg Marine Museum Society, 1977. Pp (8),71,(1). Illustrated. 4to, card covers. Vg. 17.50

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11 BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON LAMSON, Cynthia Chester by the Sea.
Book Room, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:0968342973 
BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON. Chester by the Sea. (Halifax : Book Room, 2000). First Printing. Pp [1]-36. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, photo-illustrated navy boards, blank spine. A viewbook illustrated with colour photographs of Chester, Nova Scotia. "Chester - blessed by nature, shaped by geography, history and culture. Chester is a village with capital C character. Here, simplicity is cherished, modesty expected and unceremonious generosity is much admired. Wealth is regarded as a variable measure of worth. In Chester, intangible personal assets such as knowledge, talent, skill and wit are also highly valued. Chester by the Sea chronicles the magic of summeras seen through the eyes of life-long resident and photographer, Jim Barkh ouse." - cover. Some of the captions: "Front Harbour in May," "View from Cap'n Evan's Wharf (233 Pig Loop Road)," "T'Other End," "Junger's Front Door," "Casa Blanca Gate," "Ripple House," "Yachts at Anchor, Front Harbour," | The Mecklenburgh Inn" [78 Queen Street], "Race Week, Front Harbour," "Schooners at the Rope Loft," "Water Lane, Looking East," "Near Redden's Rock, " "Shp's Bell [No.10, King Street], "Talcott's Wharf," "Anchor Hinges," "The War memorial and Chester Yacht Club," "High Tide" ["a classic P class boat designed and built by the laste Reuben Heisler of Chester in 1929-30"], "Hayseed IV and True North, " "Endeavor," "The Captain's House," [built circa 1822 at the corner of South and Central Streets], "Chester Cat" [a Nonsuch cat-rigged boat owned and raced by John McCurdy], "Little Fish Island," "Issy B II at Bartlett's Boathouse," "Chester Back Harbour," "Mary's Roses [Mary Saunders of Union Street], and "Zoe Valle Library" on Regent Street (pp.54-55) . Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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12 BARKHOUSE, Jim LAMSON, Cynthia Chester by the Sea. First Edition, Double Signed.
Book Room, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:0968342973 
BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON. Chester by the Sea. (Halifax : Book Room, 2000). First Printing. Pp [1]-36. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, photo-illustrated navy boards, blank spine. A viewbook illustrated with colour photographs of Chester, Nova Scotia. "Chester - blessed by nature, shaped by geography, history and culture. Chester is a village with capital C character. Here, simplicity is cherished, modesty expected and unceremonious generosity is much admired. Wealth is regarded as a variable measure of worth. In Chester, intangible personal assets such as knowledge, talent, skill and wit are also highly valued. Chester by the Sea chronicles the magic of summeras seen through the eyes of life-long resident and photographer, Jim Barkh ouse." - cover. Some of the captions: "Front Harbour in May," "View from Cap'n Evan's Wharf (233 Pig Loop Road)," "T'Other End," "Junger's Front Door," "Casa Blanca Gate," "Ripple House," "Yachts at Anchor, Front Harbour," | The Mecklenburgh Inn" [78 Queen Street], "Race Week, Front Harbour," "Schooners at the Rope Loft," "Water Lane, Looking East," "Near Redden's Rock, " "Shp's Bell [No.10, King Street], "Talcott's Wharf," "Anchor Hinges," "The War memorial and Chester Yacht Club," "High Tide" ["a classic P class boat designed and built by the laste Reuben Heisler of Chester in 1929-30"], "Hayseed IV and True North, " "Endeavor," "The Captain's House," [built circa 1822 at the corner of South and Central Streets], "Chester Cat" [a Nonsuch cat-rigged boat owned and raced by John McCurdy], "Little Fish Island," "Issy B II at Bartlett's Boathouse," "Chester Back Harbour," "Mary's Roses [Mary Saunders of Union Street], and "Zoe Valle Library" on Regent Street (pp.54-55) . Very good. Signed, with inscription, by both Barkhouse and Lamson. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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13 BARKHOUSE, Joyce Yesterday's Children. 1st pr.
Lancelot Press, 1992, 
BARKHOUSE, Joyce. Yesterday's Children. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, (1992). First Printing. Pp (3),4-92,(4). 8vo, card covers. A collection of twelve stories including "Heroine of Lunenburg", "Pioneer Cat", "Bay of Fundy Rescue", "The Halifax Explosion", etc. Fine. 5.00

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14 BARKHOUSE, Joyce Yesterday's Children. 2nd pr.
Lancelot, 1994, 
BARKHOUSE, Joyce. Yesterday's Children. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, (February 1994). Second Printing. Pp (3),4-92,(4). 8vo, card covers. A collection of twelve stories including "Heroine of Lunenburg", "Pioneer Cat", "Bay of Fundy Rescue", "The Halifax Explosion", etc. Fine. 4.00

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15 BARNARD, Murray (ed.). GRANTMYRE, Barbara Nova Scotia Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 2, March, 1970
Nova Scotia Information Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry, 1970, 
BARNARD, Murray (ed.). Nova Scotia Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 2, March, 1970. N.pl.: Nova Scotia Information Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry, 1970. Pp 1-20. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated maroon stapled cardcovers. Contents : The Great Atlantic Oil Hunt (pp 2-5); Aquaculture [seaw eed farming] (pp 6-9); Big Day at Lunenburg Fair [dories race] (pp 10-13); Trying to Switch On Our Moon-Driven Tides (pp 14-16); Sawkey and the Shark (fiction by Barbara Grantmyre, pp 17-18). Rubbed, minor wrinkling to bottomcorner, else very good. 15.00

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16 BARSS, Peter Images of Lunenburg County. catalogue.
Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1976, 
BARSS, Peter. Images of Lunenburg County. Photographs by Peter Barss; Text Recorded and Edited by Peter Barss. Organized with the Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University; Circulated by the Nova Scotia Museum as part of the National Museum Policy. (Halifax: Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1976). Pp [16]. 8vo, stapled ill. card covers. Name, else vg. 5.00

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17 BARSS, Peter. Barss, Peter. Images of Lunenburg County. in dj
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0771010877 
BARSS, Peter. Images of Lunenburg County. Photographs by Peter Barss. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1978. Pp. (8),9-163,(5), including black and white photo plates. 8vo, black cloth. Spadoni and Donnelly 2935. Text recorded and edited by Peter Barss, Transcription by Myra and Peter Barss. Name, else vg in rubbed, edgeworn dj. 12.50

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18 BARSS, Peter. Barss, Peter. Portrait of Lunenburg County : Images and Stories from a Vanished Way of Life. First Paperback Edition.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551099002 
BARSS, Peter. A Portrait of Lunenburg County : Images and Stories from a Vanished Way of Life. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2012). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(1),[1]-167,(1). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with brown spine, white and brown lettering to front, black and white lettering to spine, French flaps. "The legendary schooner fishing days are gone forever from the coast of Nova Scotia, but the spirit of those days lives on in the stories and photographs of 'A Portrait of Lunenburg County". Stripped of romantic myths, told without editorial comment in the stark and simple words of the fishermen themselves, these are the tales of harsh conditions and sometimes cruel captains, of hard work for low wages, and of tragedy and daring amid the awesome forces of the elements. Here, too, are plain, straightforward expressions of human values nurtured in tightly knit communities: honesty, kindness, respect, and willingness to share. First published in 1978, this new edition of 'A Portrait of Lunenburg County' is a moving tribute to the warmth, humour, and vitality of a people whose lives have formed a rich chapter in Canada's post." -from the front flap. Vertical crease to title page, else very good. 15.00

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Older Ways  : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket, BARSS, Peter. Gordon, Joleen, craft notes. BARSS, Taiya.
19 BARSS, Peter. Gordon, Joleen, craft notes. BARSS, Taiya. Older Ways : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket
Van Nostrand Reinhold, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0442296282 1980 0442296282 / 9780442296285 
BARSS, Peter. Older Ways : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. Craft notes by Joleen Gordon. Toronto : Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. First Printing. Pp[1]-142,(2). Double column. B&w photos throughout. 4to, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"There was a time, not long ago, when the survival of the small, often isolated communites of Atlantic Canada depended solely on the resourcefulness of their people. Combining their skills, energy and ingenuity, they were able to produce the tools and equipment needed for their way of life. Fishermen knit their own nets but often went to other people toget them rigged. Farmers relied on the blacksmith to forge shoes for their oxen and horses. Women met to hook mats, sew quilts and warp their looms. The men and women who possessed the skills to make these essential items did not think of themselves as artists; their work evolved ouit of the necessities of everyday life.

Older Ways is a book that beautifully captures the work of a few of the remaining traditional Nova Scotian craftsmen. Thirty are presented through their own words and in striking, often moving, photographs by Peter Barss. They talk about their values, the love they have for their work and their regret at the passing of a way of life. Some, like Jane Hiltz, who makes braided hats, are teaching their craft to younger people; others, like cooper Ray Gates, believe their skills will die with them: 'Today there'd be no pint in a young feller to learn how to make barrels... there's no call for apple barrels...They tell me for shipping...they want square boxes.'

Craft notes, written by Joleen Gordon and illustrated with delightful line drawings by Taiya Barss, provide additional interesting information on the history of each craft and how the objects are made and used." - from the dust jacket.

Fish nets (Carl Bush),
witherod baskets (Bernard Mossman),
witherod eelpots (Victor Bush),
decoys (Perlus Finck),
canoes (Harold Gates, pp.32-35),
shingle sleds (Durward Tupper),
snowshoes (Wilson Sarty),
apple and potato baskets (Noel Smith),
apple ladders (Ralph Mahar),
hooked mats (Anne Wile),
lobster mitts (Eva Young),
weavers (Peryle Lowe),
tool handles (David Wile),
barrels (Ray Gates),
butter churns (Ashton Reeves),
sheepskins (Edith Zillig),
harnesses (Bernard Young),
hay rakes (Sam Herman),
crooked knives (Andrew Jackson Mooers),
braided hats (Jane Hiltz),
wooden spoons (Alex Hiltz),
sheen brooms (Clarence Keddy),
quilts (Grace Russell),
ox whips (Stanley Russell),
ox yokes (Grover Boland),
sailmaking (Everett Lohnes and Harold Stevens, pp.116-123),
blacksmithing (Archie McKnight and Freeland Minard),
and the craft of the wheelwright (Arthur Ernst).

Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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20 BECK, J. Murray Evolution of Municipal Government in Nova Scotia 1749-1973 : A Study Prepared for the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Education, Public Services and Provincial-Municipal Relations. First Edition
1973, 
BECK, J. Murray. The Evolution of Municipal Government in Nova Scotia 1749-1973 : A Study Prepared for the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Education, Public Services and Provincial-Municipal Relations. [Halifax} : Nova ScotiaRoyal Commission on Education, Public Services and Provincial-Municipal Re lations, September 1973. First Edition. Pp (4),5-60. Double column. Large 8vo, black plastic comb-bound white cardcovers. Dr. James Murray Beck (b. December 2, 1914, Lunenburg - d. June 30, 2011, Halifax) scholar abd historian. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Determining the style in municipal government: 1758-1830. 3. Efforts to introduce grass-roots influence into local government between 1830 and 1867: mostly a period of frustration. 4. Establishment of the basic municipal structure: 1867-1888, 5. Provincial-municipalrelations in general: 1879-1973. 6. The units of local government: 1879-19 73. 7. Municipal financial resources. 8. Municipal responsibilities and expenditures. 9. Conclusion. Very good. 15.00

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