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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 BORRETT, William C. KENT, Duke of]. CHAMBERS, Robert. Down To The Sea Again with Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. First Edition
Imperial Publishing Company, Halifax, 1947, 
BORRETT, William C. Down To The Sea Again with Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1947. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-221,(3). 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Watters p.251. Rhodenizer p.693, Laugher p.50. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : Down To The Sea Again; Watchers of the Sea [lighthouses including Nichol Island at Ship Harbour and Seal Island]; Mrs Wilson's Silverware; The Chesapeake Affair in 1863; Pirates Ahoy!; Samuel Cunard; The Wreck of the Astraea; Westernwald: Dutch Village [Halifax, with Titus Smith, etc.]; The Piper of Pictou; Amor de Cosmos; The Governor of St.Pierre; The S.S. City of Boston; The Waterfront: A Place of Never Failing Interest [Halifax]; The Loss of the Angelus; A Soldier of Fortune : Benedict Arnold - Citizen of Saint John; Prepare To Ram [H.M.C.S. Athabaskan]; A Great Champion: The Bluenose; The Babes in the Woods; H.R.H. Edward Duke of Kent; The Baronets of Nova Scotia; Place Names of Nova Scotia. Very good. Without dustjacket. 20.00

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7 DUFF, David. Edward Duke of Kent Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father.
Frederick Muller Ltd., London, 1973, ISBN:0584100735 
DUFF, David. Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father. London : Frederick Muller Ltd., (1973). Pp (4),9-324,(2),+ 15 leaves of plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. From 1794 to 1800, he lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was instrumental in shaping that port's military defences for protecting the important Royal Navy base, as well as influencing the city's and colony's socio-political and economic institutions. Numerous references to Halifax and Nova Scotia in the Index. Verygood in unclipped dustjacket. 24.00

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Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by  Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland., Duke of Kent
8 Duke of Kent Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland.
1797, 
Duke of Kent. A Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton. in St. John's Newfoundland. Edward, Duke of Kent, (b. November 2, 1767 d. January 23, 1820) was the fourth sonof King George III of the United Kingdom and the father of Queen Victoria. The letter is written on three pages on a sheet of foolscap folded. The pa per sheet has the watermark "GR. 1794". ------------ Halifax 22 July 1797 Dear Sir I do myself the pleasure of acknowledging your letter of 21st M ay, enclosing the Monthly Returns of the Royal Artillery up to the 1st of that month, received on the 10th ditto. also your letter of 25th June by thehands of M. General Ogilvie, which together with that of the 7th July by the Surprise Frigate, arrived here the 15th Inst. I am infinitely oblidged by your promises of assistance to any recruiting party I may send to Newfoundland It is [my] -------------- my intention at present to order one there sometime in the month of September as we are upwards of thirty men short of compliment. With respect to 2d gunner Thos. Hughes of your company, the explanation you give of the circum- stance is perfectly satisfactory, & I am of opinion that unless you should receive from the Master General an account of His Majesty having been pleased to pardon him, previous to the next man of war sailing for England it is your duty to apply for a passage for him by that occasion, & send him pursuant to his sentence, a prisoner tothe ]???]. I think your arrangement of the Command at [2] -------------- Placentia has been perfectly judicious as the more forces you can collect at St. John's, the beter it cetainly will be. I have nothing further to add but my thanks for the very elegant drawing you were so good as to send me, by the hands of Captain Prevost. I shall preserve it most carefully, & amextremely gratified by this specimen of your talents as a draughtsman. I r emain with sincere regard, your devoted & most humble servant Edward MajorCharlton Lieut. General [3] -------------- verso docket: His Royal Highn ess The Duke of Kent letter 22 July 1797 ---------- Charleton had been in favour of pardoning Second gunner Thomas Hughes . The letter is is in very good condition with faint discolouration to the short sides of the foolscapsheet. 7,500.00

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9 KENT, Duke of). Gillen, Mollie. de St.LAURENT, Julie. Prince and His Lady : The love story of the Duke of Kent and Madame de St. Laurent. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1971, ISBN:0887600069 
(KENT, Duke of). GILLEN, Mollie. The Prince and His Lady : The love story of the Duke of Kent and Madame de St. Laurent. Toronto: Griffin House, (1971). Second Canadian Printing. Pp (4), [v]-xiii, (3), [1]-314 + plates. 8vo, black cloth. Halifax featured in Chapters 8 & 9 : Sojourn at Halifax; 'The bells rang for an hour' (pp.93-118). Other references in the index. Foreword by Elizabeth Longford. First printed in 1970. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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10 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Julie : The Royal Mistress. First Paperback Printing
Gage Publishing Limited, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0771599536 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Julie : The Royal Mistress. Toronto : Gage Publishing Limited, (1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp (4), 1-204. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Originally published under the title Overtureto Victoria. "Her name was Julie St. Laurent, Comtesse de Mongenet, and th e very mention of her name was forbodden by Queen Victoria, daughter of Edward, H.R.H. Duke of Kent. For how could Queen Victoria be expected to tolerate the whispers about a woman who had been her father's mistress for twenty-seven years, ten of them spent in Canada where Julie had borne him two sons? In this fine biography by Canaduan writer McKenzie Porter we are given an intimate portrait of the laughing, black-haired beauty who was so adoredby the shy, reserved Edward. We are shown their life together - Julie ente rtaining and amusing guests in the royal mansion which still stands today in Quebec City in the shadow of the Chateau frontenac. We are also offered afresh appraisal of Edward, the honorable prince despided by his father Geo rge III but beloved by the people of Quebec. Here in enthralling detail is the true love story of Julie, a woman who loved a British prince and lost him to the throne." - rear. Very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shippingcosts should be cheaper than quoted. 12.00

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11 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204. 8vo, decorated boards. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Name, else vg. 14.00

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12 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition in dustjacket
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204. 8vo, decorated boards. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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13 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition in dustjacket
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204 + 4 pages of illustratio ns. 8vo, decorated cream and gold paper-covered boards. Major John McKenziePorter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. "Overture to Victor ia reveals at long last the touching and tender love story of Queen Victoria's father and the lovely French countess whose name will go down to posterity as Julie de St. Laurent. For more than a century historians have tried to dispel the mystery surrounding the shadowy figure of the blithe and beautiful figure ot Julie, who bowed gracefully out of history in 1818 so that Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and fourth son of George III, might performhis dynastic duty of providing an heir to the throne of England. It was a mystery carefully guarded by the Queen, who, very naturally, preferred that Madame de St. Laurent be forgotten. McKenzie Porter's original and painstaking research throws a new and penetrating light on the much maligned character of the Duke. Based on unpublished material unearthed by Hector Bolitho in Switzerland, on records found in Martinique, and on interviews with direct descendents of Edward and Julie in Canada and in England, Overture to Victoria is not only an important contribution to the history of the bad old daysof the Georges, but a delightful and very intriguing story. - from the dj. Very good in nicked dustjacket. (with a few short tears). 18.00

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