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Little Grace, or Scenes in Nova Scotia.  First Edition., GROVE, Miss
1 GROVE, Miss Little Grace, or Scenes in Nova Scotia. First Edition.
C. Mackenzie and Co., Halifax, 1846, 1846 
GROVE, Miss. Little Grace, or Scenes in Nova Scotia. Halifax: Published and Sold by C. Mackenzie and Co., 1846. First Edition. Pp.[4],(1)-178, engraved frontispiece (entitled "The Lake") and title page (of two natives working with fire outside of a wigwam). 16mo, black leather spine with patterned red, white and green paper covered boards, gilt titles ("Little Grace") and tooled gilt bands to spine, blue endpapers.

Rhodenizer 415, T.P.L. 2777, Watters 303, Amtmann : Bibliography Canadian Children's Books, 283; Sabin 28986.

A collection of pre-Confederation short juvenile historically-supported stories from Nova Scotian history, generally attributed to Anne Grove (b. August 15, 1813, Weston under Lizard, Stafford - d. February 12, 1899, Halifax) - the proprietor of a school for girls in Halifax [the Miss Grove School for Country Girls, the second location of which was on what is now Market Street] -- "containing fourteen 'scenes', unified by the character Grace Severn". (from Rhodenizer).
Likey Little Grace was likely used as a text-book at the Miss Grove School for Country Girls.

1. The Old Acadian,
2. It Rains,
3. The Pic-Nic,
4. The Indian Camp,
5. The Steamer,
6. A Nova Scotia Heroine,
7. French and English,
8. More Fighting,
9. Halifax at Last,
10. Troubles in the New Settlement,
11. Leaving Home,
12. More About the Acadians,
13. Ruins Even in the New World,
14. The May Flower.

Some wear to spine ends and outer hinges, dampstain to bottom edge and fore-edge, stain [what is maybe a wee cocoa splash on pp.7 & 8], a few other small stains, some corner wear to boards, minor vertical crease marks to boards, name inked on reverse of frontispiece, else very good, tightly bound.

A very scarce piece of pre-Confederation Nova Scotiana. 575.00

Price: 575.00 CDN
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