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Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel.  First Edition, original cloth., BATES, Henry Walter
1 BATES, Henry Walter Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.
John Murray, London, 1863, 1863 
BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and white plates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustrated. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, all edges stained red.
Henry Walter Bates, b. February 8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom.

"The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishing in England.

"In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, for the purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates in London to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [...] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [...] I remained seven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [...] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface.

Spines of original cloth rebacked, new endpapers, plate opposite II-265 "Turtle-Fishing and Adventure with Alligator" missing (but replaced with a facsimile tipped in), repair to fold of folding map at rear of first volume, a couple instances of marginal smudging, else a very good, tidy set. 2,800.00

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2 BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient.
E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs, Editeurs, Paris, 1897, 
BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient. Paris : Librarie Plon / E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imrpimeurs-Editeurs, 1897. Pp. (4),[i]-lv,(1),[1]-412,(4). 8vo, rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, original front cover bound in. Spine reads: "Cte. Benedetti". Vincent, Count Benedetti,b. April 29, 1817, Corsica; d. March 28, 1900, Paris, Franco-Prussian War provocateur and diplomat. He wrote to collections of diplomatic essays, this collection detailing responses to "The Eastern Question". Contents: 1. LaQuestion d'Egypte [1891]; 2. Mehemet-Ali durant ses dernieres annees [1895 ]; 3. Un ambassadeur anglais en Orient [1895]; 4. Le comte de Cavour et le prince de Bismarck [1896]. Text in French. A couple instances of underlining, else very good. 60.00

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My Rambles in the New World, BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans.
3 BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans. My Rambles in the New World
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1893, 1893 
BIART, Lucien. My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., St. Dunstan's House, [Aberdeen University Press], 1893. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-296, frontis. (with tissue guard), + 27 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial olive-green cloth with black-outlined gilt lettering to front and spine.

Lucien Biart (b. June 21, 1828, Versailles, France - d. March 18, 1897, Batignolles, Paris).

A travelogue by the French naturalist about his expedition through North and Central America, starting in Quebec on board the schooner Siren, and visiting numerous points in between. The bulk of this volume focuses on Biart's stay in western Mexico, and his encounters with the indigenous people of the region.

1. Labrador (including Biart's encounters with the Esquimaux of the region );
2. A Canadian Family (with information on his travels on the St. Lawrence);
3. Niagara in Winter (which includes a short stop-over in Halifax);
4. San Francisco;
5. Tortoise Island;
6. A Waterspout at Sea;
7. Christmas Dayat Havannah;
8. From Havannah to New Orleans;
9. The Horse-Tamer;
10. Teno chtitlan;
11. The Pearl Forest;
12. The Tuxpango Cascade;
13. The Serpent-Charmer;
14. The Dead City;
15. The Unicorn;
16. The Grotto of the Toltecs;
17. Aztec Education.

Light bumping to spine ends, minor bubbling to upper portions of front board, faint soiling to rear board, pre-1900 gift inscription inked to flyleaf, else very good. 80.00

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Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review.  With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province, BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William
4 BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province
1899, 1899 
BOURINOT, Sir John G. Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With anAppendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province. Illustrated. Transactions of the Royal Society of Can ada, 1899. Pp (2),iii-viii,1-197,(1),i-vi,(4), frontispiece + 20 leaves plates. Also illustrations in the text. 8vo, modern blue cloth.

Morley p.69, Vaisonp.6, Watters p.469, Rhodenizer p.560. NSIB 42.

Set out in three Parts :
Origins of the People of Nova Scotia;
Establishment of the Great Churches;
Reminiscences of Eminent Nova Scotians for over Forty Years.

Chapters include
"French Settlement of Nova Scotia",
"Foundation of Halifax",
"New England Migration";
"Early Government of the Province",
"Coming of the United Empire Loyalists",
"Scotch Settlement",
"Influx of Irish",
"Racial Elements of the Nova Scotian People',
"Honourable James William Johnston";
"Honourable Joseph Howe", and
"Some Famous Soldiers", &c.

11 Appendices (pp.97-197) including
the Charter of 1621 (in Latin & English),
the Royal Commission to Cornwallis, and
a speech each of Johnston and Howe.
With an index.
Bound in modern blue cloth from the TRSC, Sect II, 1899.

Fine. 100.00

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Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine, BUCKWALTER, P. W.
5 BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine
Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, Pittsburgh, PA, 1871, 1871 
BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to divide the Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine. Pittsburgh, PA : Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, 6th Avenue, 1871. Pp (4),[3]-93,(5),+ 9 plates + large folding plate at rear. Small 8vo, original black cloth boards, with new black cloth spine, both blank.

Wear to edges, corners bumped, bubbling to cloth, repair to gutters and edges of leaves, else good to very good. 185.00

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Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron.  First Edition., CAMERON, George Frederick.
6 CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. First Edition.
Lewis W. Shannon / Alexander Moore, Kingston / Boston , 1887, 1887 
CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. Kingston : Lewis W. Shannon / Boston : Alexander Moore, 1887. First Edition. "Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston." Pp (20),[1]-295,(1). 8vo, green pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt.

Watters p. 32, Rhodenizer p. 883.

George Frederick Cameron (b. September 24, 1854, New Glasgow, Pictou County Nova Scotia - d. September 17, 1885, Kingston, Ontario) a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist.

"In accordance with the last wishes of the author, the first portion of his manuscript is here submitted to vour judgment. This volume represents about one fourth of his life work. If it is well received, the rest will follow in due course. This is a Canadian contribution to our common literature, and I hope that it may be thought by the old world a worthy interpreter of our younger and broader national life." - from the preface.

Arranged in the following sections :

Lyrics of Freedom (pp 3-60).
I. Cuba.
II. Russia.
III. France.
IV. Columbia.
V. Erin.

Lyrics of Love (pp 61-136).
Adelphi (pp 137-146).
Lyrics in Pleasant Places and Other Places (pp 147-223)
Ysolte (pp 225-248). Lyrics on Death (pp 249-274).
Sacred (pp 275-278).

His Last Lyrics (pp 280-294).
L'Envoi – To the Poets of the Past and Future.

The poems include:
"My Political Faith",
" Justice",
"Columbia vs. Freedom",
"Nay, Strike Again",
"The Cuban Dead",
"Alexis Romanoff ",
"Columbia - Russia !",
"The Czar",
"To The Czar",
"Bunker Hill",
"Amoris Finis",
"The Beacon Hill Coquette",
"Cursed be the Bigotry",
"The Mayflower",
"Edgar Allen Poe",
"Quid Refert?",
"McDonald Clarke",
"Three Sonnets: On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874" (pp.172-174),
"To John Rhode. A Postal",
"Tybee" [Tybee Island, Georgia],
"The 'Week' vs. Wendell Phillip",
"To Wendell Phillips",
"The Poet's Reason",
"Bunker Hill, 1885",
"To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale",
"Lord Byron"
and many more.

George Frederick Cameron [1854-1885] was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854, and moved with his family to Boston in the spring of 1869. He entered the Boston University of Law in 1872, worked as a lawyer in Boston until 1882, when he entered Queen's University and was the prize poet in 1883. In March 1883, he became Editor of the Kingston News. He died of heart disease on the 17th of September, 1885.

Lightly rubbed, a little wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good in a solid original binding.. 150.00

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Acadian Geology. First Edition, DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William
7 DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William Acadian Geology. First Edition
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1855, 1855 
DAWSON, John William. Acadian Geology. Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd [and] London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. [and] J. Dawson and Son, Pictou, N. S., 1855. First Edition. Pp. [i]-xii, [1]- 388 with four wood-engraved plates, 35 illustrations and large hand-coloured, engraved folding map "Geological Map of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Part of New Brunswick". Small 8vo. Original brownish-violet cloth stamped in gilt and blind, and with gilt lettering to spine.

TPL 5663.

1. Introduction;
2. General Description of Nova Scotia;
3. Modern Alluvial Deposits;
4. The Drift, Diluvium or Boulder Formation;
5. The New Red Sandstone;
6. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
7. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
8. The Carboniferous System;
9. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
10. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
11. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
12. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
13.The Carboniferous System (Continued);
14. Devonian and Upper Silurian Systems;
15. Metamorphic District of the Atlantic Coast.
With Appendix.

Spine faded, fore-corners bumped, some wear to all extremities. Light to moderate water-staining affects lower margin of most leaves (as well as -- more detractingly so -- corresponding portions of the map). Very slight foxing to some leaves, map (apart from the waterstaining) is somewhat browned and having neatly repaired 2 1/2" tear affecting design. Neat ink signature of an early owner to top of title page.

A good to very good copy . 800.00

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8 Dominion Illustrated Monthly) TREMAINE, M. ROBERTSON, Madge LE MOINE, J. M. Dominion Illustrated Monthly. Vol. 1, No. 8, Sept. 1892
Sabiston Litho. & Pub. Co.,, Montreal and Toronto, 1892, 1892 
(Dominion Illustrated Monthly). The Dominion Illustrated Monthly. Vol. 1, No. 8, Sept. 1892. Montreal and Toronto : Sabiston Litho. & Pub. Co., Sept. 1892. Pp i-vi,[459]-520,vii-xii,+ 3 leaves plates. Text Illustrations. 8vo,tan wrappers, printed in red and blue.

Contents :

Views of Muskoka (frontispiece);

A Visitation at Verneuse . Illustrated. (by K.A. Chipman);

Historic Canadian Waterways. The St. Lawrence IV. Illustrated. (by J. M. Le Moine, pp 466-471);

Social Life in Halifax. Illustrated. (by M. Tremaine, pp 472-481);

How France Saved the Thirteen Colonies (by Douglas Brymner);

Canoeing for Women (by Madge Robertson, pp 487-488);

A Sojourn in Stuttgart. Illustrated. (by Ethel Longley);

Cricket in Canada. II. Illustrated. (by G. G. S. Lindsey);

A Summer in Canada (by I. A. M. MacLeod);

Talks with Girls. I. Reading (by Hubert Barton);

Muskoka. Supplement :

Portrat of the Late John Robson (double-page plate laid in).

Lacking half of spine, spine and edges chipped, else very good. 90.00

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9 Eaton's Catalogue. Fall and Winter Catalogue No.41 1898.
T. Eaton Co. Limited, Toronto, 1898, 
(Eaton's Catalogue). Fall & Winter Catalogue, No.41, 1898. Toronto : The T.Eaton Co. Limited, , 1898. Pp [1]-238,(2, index). Largely triple or quadru ple column. Illustrated throughout. Tall 8vo, colour illustrated wrappers, plain spine. 8 x 10½ inches. An excellent sourcebook for Canadian fashion and household sundries at the end of the nineteenth century. Covers worn andlightly chipped, a few tidy old penned note to front, lacking top of spine [but the spine is textless], split at bottom two inces of spine, small bro wn stain at sentre of front cover and first few pages. A very early Eaton'scatalogue with faults as stated but inner contents very good and complete. Scarce. 600.00

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Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany, FRANKLIN, John)
10 FRANKLIN, John) Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany
W. and R. Chambers, London, 1855, 1855 
(FRANKLIN, John). Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany. London : W. and R. Chambers, 1855. Sixteen separately paginated travel sketches of 32 pages each. Illustrated. 8vo, full brown calf,gilt emblem of High School of Quebec to the front cover, raised bands to s pine accompanied by decorative blind-stamp between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled.

Contents :
The Rhine;
Irish Tours and Tourists in 1853;
The Search for Sir John Franklin;
A Visit to Belgium; Tour in Auvergne;
Journey from the Gambia to the Red Sea;
A Visit to Holland;
Mont Blanc and Its Glaciers;
A Visit to the Himalaya;
A Visit to Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Herculaneum;
Excursion to the Oregon;
A Visit to Madeira and Teneriffe;
A Visit to Shetland;
African Discovery;
Overland Journey to India;
Life in the Bush, by a Lady.

Spine and edges worn, boards rubbed, tear to top of spine, lacking spine label, presentation bookplate from High School of Quebec for the 2nd English Prize in the 2nd Class for 1858, else good to very good. As is. 150.00

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Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire, HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery)
11 HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery) Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire
Cassell and Company, 1896, 1896 
HIELD, Mary. The Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire. London : Cassell and Company, (1896). Fourteenth Thousand Edition. Pp. 212. Illustrated. Frontis. 8vo, full blue leather, gilt emblem of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS to the front, decorative gilt borders to front and rear boards, red calf spine label with gilt titles, raised bands accompanied by highly decorative gilt between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled, gilt dentelles to the edges, in blind dentelles to the inner boards in an attractive floral pattern. Binding by Relfe Brothers Limited, London.

A book for young readers about India, with chapters on the history, geography and people of that country.

A presentation copy to Mary Vroom, a student of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS, awarded for "Holiday Reading" on June 19th, 1900.

Lightest of wear to the spine ends and corners, else a nice copy in very attractive binding. 100.00

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Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock, JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by)
12 JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by) Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock
Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, Brothock, 1895, 1895 
JACK, James, F.L.S., (compiled by). Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock. Brothock : Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, MDCCCXCV [1895]. First Edition. Pp (86). Ilustrated. Numerous Advertisements. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering and crest to front board, spine blank, bevelled edges, all edges gilt.

Arbroath or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland.

Contents :
Prefatory Note (by James Jack);
Patrons and other Officials;
The Old Church of Arbroath (by Rev. James Thomson);
Restoration of the Church;
A Century of Ministers;
Old Communion Cups and Alms Dishes;
Opening Arrangements;
No. 1 - Congregational Stall;
No. 2 - Congregational Stall;
No. 3 - Town Council Stall;
No. 4 Stall;
No. 5 Stall;
Refreshment Stall;
Fruit and Flower Stall;
Poems and Literary Sketches By Various Authors :
The Bells of Arbroath (by F.C. Eeles);
A Greeting (by E.E. Dickinson);
Poets of The Auld Kirk (by A.S.C.);
Oor Seat in the Last (by J.B.S.);
The Cauld Water Cure, or, John Tamson's Degrees (by Rantin' Robin);
Behind Bar and Lock (by Deborah);
Bits from Arbroath And Neighbourhood;
Bazaar Book Advertisements.

Cloth rubbed, smudged, darkened and lightly stained, some minor foxing, else very good. 150.00

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The History of a Slave. First Edition, JOHNSTON, H.H.
13 JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. First Edition
Kegan Paul Trench, 1889, 1889 
JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, 1889. First Edition. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Pp (4),[v]-xii,168 + frontispiece + 46 plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, illustration to front board.

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston GC,MG, KCB (b. June 12, 1858, Kennington Park, London – d. July 31, 1927, Worksop in Nottinghamshire) British explorer who traveled widely in Africa, botanist, artist, linguist and colonial administrator.

A chilling fictional portrayal of slavery in the Western Sudan, written by explorer H. H. Johnston

Rubbed, worn at corners, slightly cocked, hinges tender, nice bookplate, else very good. 400.00

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Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang., KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre
14 KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang.
KAUDER, Christian. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang. "Die kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei hat es gedruckt in der kaiserlichen Stadt Wien in Oesterreich." 1866. [Volume containing manual of catechism, prayer book and instructions, psalms and hymns], printed in Mi'kmaq ideographs (figurative lettering). 3 vols. bound as 1. Vol. 1: pp. [xii] includes inspirational engraving (leaf i-ii]) + 146 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and index (leaf 145-146); Vol 2: pp. 109 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and half-title (leaf 3-4) + [1 leaf] (index); Vol. 3: 210 pp. includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), half-title (leaf 3-4), and index (p. 210). Original dark green full morocco,boards ruled and decorated in gilt within blind ruled border, with front b oard having an additional ornamental and episcopal device in center, spine elaborately titled and decorated in gilt, a.e.g.

The text in Mi'kmaq ideographs is accompanied in places by German language headings. 12mo. (7 1/8" x 4 7/8"). Original tissue guards to all four engraved plates are present.

This copy is one of assumedly several richly bound copies which had been designated for Bishop Colin Francis Mackinnon of Arichat, within whose diocese Kauder had been working for the spiritual benefit of the native population.

The Bishop's Latin presentation inscription on flyleaf reads: "Viro Fortis simo E. M. Dodd Judici Episcopus Arichatencis Dono dedit 1869".

The recipient, Edmund Murray Dodds (1797 - 1876), was a member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly and at the time he was presented with the book a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He co-authored, in 1845, a Report on the condition of the Micmac population in this island [i.e. Cape Breton, NS]. For MacKinnon (1810-1879) see DCB X:479-480; for Dodd, see DCB X:232-3. Pilling, Algonquin Languages, 2057-59. TPL Second Supp.:9464 (Der Katechismus only). Akins: (Das Gesangbuch only) p. 17.

Originally developed by Chretien Le Clerq during his 17th century ministry to the Mi'kmaqs of Gaspé, the Mi'kmaq ideographs were later improved upon by Pierre Maillard, missionary to the Mi'kmaqs of Eastern Nova Scotia during the midpart of the 18th century. Maillard was in very large part the composer of the manuals and song selec tions here comprising the three volumes of this book, and which had formerly been labouriously copied by hand and circulated among the Mi'kmaqs.

The printing of the manuals and songs was finally brought about in 1866 through the efforts of Christian Kauder and his Viennese sponsors.

Kauder, born in Luxembourg, was ordained in Europe in 1840 and had preached in a number of parishes in the United States. He was convalescing at the Trappist Abbey of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia when he developed his learned and evangelical interest in ideographic language of the Mi'kmaq native peoples of the area. Through his direction, and under the enjoyment of generous sponsorship, the printing of Der Katechismus, Das Betrachtungsbuch, and Das Gesangbuch was achieved from ideographic type cast expressly for that purposein Vienna.

Writing in some detail of Kauder's undertaking, the Rev. Angus Anthony Johnston states, "The project took many years of work, for 5,703 type faces had to be specially cut. The printing finally began in 1865, and the work was completed by the end of 1866. The total cost - equivalent to $755 in the North American monetary value of the time -- was met by the Leopoldine Society of Vienna. 'Unluckily only the first shipment of these precious books ever reached America, while the great bulk of them was destroyed in a shipwreck'." -- Johnston, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia Vol. II, p. 448.

Apart from occurrences of the binding together of all three works in one volume, two of the three titles were commonly issued as separate volumes. As J.C. Pilling writes in his Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, "I have seen copies of the Katechismus alone, the Gesangbuch alone, and the Katechismus and Betrachtungsbuch combined..." He also states, "So far as I know, these are the only books printed in these characters."

Inscription of subsequent owner to flyleaf reads: "Ce livre tiré à un petit nombre d'examplaires en à été offert comme souvenir d'amitié par la famille Dodd à Sydney (Ile du Cap Breton) le 30 Septembre 1882 / Edmund de Lapierre".

Amidst the rich ornamentation of the spine are the gilt impressions of six ideographic characters conforming in size to their letterpress impressions, suggesting that the binder whose work is represented here was located in Vienna.

Some scattered foxing affects the engraved plates and l eaves adjacent them. Binding moderately worn along extremities. A very good copy. 12,000

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15 Little Dutch Church PITTMAN, H.H.. Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir.
Morton & Co., Publishers,, Halifax, N.S., 1899, 
(Little Dutch Church). A Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir. Halifax, N.S. : Morton & Co., Publishers, 1899. Pp (4).[5]-32, + frontispiece. Small 8vo, light grey-brown printed stapled cardcovers.

Cover title: A Brief History (Compiled from Original Records} of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's.) 1754 : Souvenir.

Printed by the "Press of J.R. Findlay, 211 Brunswick St., Halifax".

"Note" by H.H. Pittman, Rector, May 19th 1899, St. George's Rectory on p.[3].

Light stain to cover, else very good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this small item. 75.00

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Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature.  First Edition., LYALL, William
16 LYALL, William Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature. First Edition.
Thomas Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1855, 1855 
LYALL, William, Rev. Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature. Edinburgh : Thomas Constable and Co. / London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., MDCCCLV [1855]. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]- [I]-xii,[1]-627,(1),(4,ads). 8vo, original maroon pressed cloth, gilt title to spine.

TPL 8429, Watters p.807, Rhodenizer p.274, Slater, Bibliography of Modern American Philosophers 1855.

"The work merits recognition as one of the first Canadian books in this field" [i.e. philosophy] - DCB. Vol 11, p.534.

Rev. William Lyall was with the Free College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Partial contents (first 70 pages) :

I. Mind and matter, the two substances about which philosophy is conversant. -Importance of distinction between Matter and Mind. - Two classes of philosophers, according to the predominance assigned in their systems to Matter or Mind. - Consciousness the only immediate object of cognition. - Consciousness the starting-point of philosophy. - How the mind passes from a state of simple consciousness to the idea of self. -Descartes' Enthymeme. - The German "Ego". -The amount of Descartes' Enthymeme. Fichte's formula. -The idea of personal existence, the first idea of the awakening mind.

II. Origin of the Idea of Externality. - Dr. Brown's account of this idea. -Remarks on Dr. Brown's account of this idea. -Error of Dr. Brown in denying any peculiar intuition in order to this idea. -Special difficulty in regard to the mode of communication between Mind and Matter. -Vanity of attempting to account for this communication, or explain the mode of it. -The principle of common sense. -Coincidence between Reid, Oswald, and Beattie, and the French philosopher, Father Buffier.

III. The idea of Externality not that of an external world. -Origin of the idea of matter.

IV. Muscular resistance as distinguished from tactual. -Dr. Brown the first to take notice of this distinction. -Matter, what, as first apprehended by the mind. -Other properties of matter.-Idea of substance. Substance and quality distinguished. -The mind informe d of its own existence, and its own qualities, pari passu with its informations respecting matter. -This indicates the laws of our being.

V. The idea of Extension. -What gives us this idea. -The ideas of magnitude and figure.-How the infant mind is concerned in the attainment of its first or primit ive ideas. -Magnitude, figure, distance, not objects of sight. -Illustrations to show that these are acquired objects of vision, or connected with vision only by a process of association.

VI. Primary Qualities of Matter. Dr. Brown's view as to the primary qualities. -The secondary qualities of Matter. -Weights, or gravitation, a law rather than a property of matter. Weight but the action of gravitation. -The centripetal and centrifugal forces the two grand and prevading agencies in the universe. -The secondary qualities of matter but modifications of the primary, according to Locke. -Difference in the child's process of attaining its ideas from this point forward.

VII. Idea of Space. -Locke's account of this idea. - Reid's account of this idea. -What space is according to the German metaphysics. -What, according to Dr. Samuel Clarke. -Three particulars notices by Cousin in connexion with this idea. -Has space objectivity? -The idea of Time. - Locke's acount of the idea. -Origin of the idea according to Dr. Brown. - View of Cousin. -Merit of Locke, according to Cousin, in tracing the origin of this idea. -Though the notion of time derived from succession, not itself succession. -Time absolute. -The idea of Eternity. -Idea of Power. Origin of the idea. -Nature of the idea. Efficiency denied to power. - Barrow, Hobbs, Butler, and Berkeley, quoted by Dugald Stewart as denying efficiency in power. -The doctrine of Malebranche. -Atheism of Hume in denying efficiency to power. [etc.].

"LYALL, WILLIAM, Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor; (b. 11 June 1811 in Paisley, Scotland, the third son of William Lyall, merchant; d. January 17 1890 in Halifax, Nova Scotia).

"William Lyall was educated at Paisley Grammar School and at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Early in life he was attracted to the study of philosophy and, although ordained a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, he made his mark as a philosopher rather than as a theologian. After serving Free Church congregations in Broxburn, West Lothian, Uphall, and Linlithgow, he immigrated to British North America in 1848. For the next two years he was tutor at Knox College, Toronto. He resigned in 1850 to become professor of mental and moral philosophy and classical literature at the Free Church College in Halifax. In 1860, following a union of Presbyterian churches, he was transferred to the Theological Seminary in Truro, N.S. When this institution closed in 1863 Lyall became professor of logic and psychology at Dalhousie College in Halifax,a position he held until his death. During Lyall’s years as a student the “philosophy of common sense” as developed by Thomas Reid and Dugald Stewart was pre-eminent in Scotland and it was to this school that he belonged. When Lyall wrote Intellect, the emotions, and the moral nature (1855), he was greatly influenced by Sir William Hamilton under whom he may have studied at Edinburgh. Although largely a synthesis of philosophical thought and not highly original, the work merits recognition as one of the first Canadian books in this field. For Lyall, philosophy was the handmaiden of religion, and he never strayed from currently held theological views.
“In the scriptures,” he wrote, “we have the only, the authoritative statement of man’s apostacy. Philosophy may speculate: the Bible reveals – not the mode or nature of change, but the circumstance of change. The great fact is told, the mod us of it is left unexplained.” His book attracted widespread attention and for a number of years was in vogue as a text in metaphysics. On the strength of this work, the West of Scotland Magazine in 1856 suggested Lyall as the successor to Sir William Hamilton in the chair of logic and metaphysics at Edinburgh. The magazine claimed that Lyall “had done much to confirm and strengthen the principles of Scottish philosophy” and that his writing displayed the erudition and talent which “eminently fitted him to succeed the great champion,” Hamilton. Nothing came of the proposal and Lyall remained in Nova Scotia. On 3 May 1864 he was awarded an honorary LL.D. from McGill College in Montreal and when the Royal Society of Canada was established in 1882 Lyall was named a founding fellow. In addition to his teaching duties,for which he was “in his own person a whole faculty of arts,” Lyall dabbled in poetry, cultivated a wide interest in English literature, and did occasional supply preaching. During the summer of 1852 he ministered to the congregation of St Andrew’s Free Church, St John’s, Newfoundland, and he held office in 1852–53 as moderator of the Free Church presbytery in Halifax. Above all, he enjoyed teaching, his objective being “to evoke in students a taste and zeal for philosophical investigation.” - (William B. Hamilton, in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XI). Ex-libris Gerald A. Lear (probably Gerald Aldington Lear, graduate of Dalhousie University (1889), died 1944.

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17 LYELL, Charles Geological Evidences of The Antiquity of Man : with remarks on theories TheOrigin of Species by Variation
Geroge W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1863, 1863 
LYELL, Charles. The Geological Evidences of The Antiquity of Man : with remarks on theories The Origin of Species by Variation. Illustrated by woodcuts. Philadelphia : George W. Childs, 1863. Pp (4),iii-x,1-518,(2), frontispiece + one plate. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, dark green cloth with blindstamped borders to boards and gilt fossils to front board and gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :
1. Introduction.
2. Recent Period - Danish Peat and Shell Mounds - Swiss Lake-Dwellings.
3. Fossil Human Remains and Works of Art of the Recent Period.
4. Post-Pliocene Period, Bones of Man and Extinct Mammalia in Belgian Caverns.
5. Post-Pliocene Period, Fossil Human Skulls of the Neanderthal and Engin Caves.
6. Post-Pliocene Alluvium and Cave Deposits with Flint Implements.
7. Peat and Post-Pliocene Alluvium of the Valley of the Somme.
8. Post-Pliocene Alluvium with Flint Implements of the Valley of the Somme - Concluded.
9. Works of Art in Post-Pilocene Alluvium of France and England.
10. Cavern Deposits, and Place of Sepulture of the Post-Pliocene Period.
11. Age of Human Fossils of Le Puy in Central France and of Natchez on the Mississippi, Discussed.
12. Antiquity of Man Relatively to the Glacial Period and to the Existing Fauna and Flora. 13. Chronological Relations of the Glacial Period and the Earliest Signs of Man's Appearance in Europe.
14. Chronological Relations of the Glacial Period and the Earliest Sign's of Man's Appearance in Europe - Continued.
15. Extinct Glaciers of the Alps, and Their Chronological Relations to the Human Period.
16. Human Remains in the Loessm and Their Probable Age.
17. Post-Glacial Dislocations and Foldings of Cretaceous and Drift Strata in the Island of Moen, in Denmark.
18. The Glacial Period in North America.
19. Recapitulation of Geological Proofs of Man's Antiquity.
20. Theories of Progression and Transmutation.
21. On the Origin of Species by Variation and Natural Selection.
22. Objections to the Hyothesis of Transmutation Considered.
23. Origin and Development of Languages and Species Compared.
24. Bearing of the Doctrine of Transmutation of the Origin of Man, and His Place in the Creation.

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18 MAHAN, A. T. NELSON) Life of Nelson : The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. Volume 1 only
Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London, 1897, 
MAHAN, A. T. The Life of Nelson : The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. VOLUME ONE ONLY. Pp. 454 + portrait frontispiece + eight plates + eight maps and battle plans.Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in modern maroon library cloth, gilt lettering t o spine, all edges specked red. Hattendorf & Hattendorf, A Bibliography of the Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan A6b; Cowie 158. Ex-library (library binding, spine sticker, stamps from the Cambridge Military Library), frontispiecemissing, else good. Volume 1 only. 30.00

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Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles.   First British Edition., MAHAN, Alfred T.
19 MAHAN, Alfred T. Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles. First British Edition.
Sampson Low, Marston, London, 1899, 1899 
MAHAN, Alfred T. Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1899. First British Edition. Printed in the United States. Pp (6),[5]-320,(2) + 2 folding maps. 8vo, blue cloth, t.e.g., gilt to front and spine.

Hattendorf & Hattendorf, A Bibliography of the Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan A7b.

A collection of pieces, several originally published in periodicals, explicitly designed to jar the American public out of its complacency following the Spanish-American War: "The original intention, with which the leading articles of the present collection were undertaken, was to elicit some of the lessons derivable from the war between the United States and Spain; but in the process of conception and of treatment there was imparted to them the further purpose of presenting, in a form as little technical and as much popular as is consistent with seriousness of treatment, some of the elementary conceptions of warfare in general and of naval warfare in general." - from the Preface.

"Lessons of the War with Spain, 1898" from McClure's Magazine, December, 1898-April, 1899

Introductory: Comprehension Of Military And Naval Matters Possible To The People, And Important To The Nation.

1. How the Motive of the War gave Direction to its Earlier Movements. - Strategic Value of Puerto Rico.--Considerations on the Size and Qualities of Battleships.--Mutual Relations of Coast Defence and Navy.

2. The Effect of Deficient Coast-Defence upon the Movements of the Navy.--The Military and Naval Conditions of Spain at the Outbreak of the War.

3. Possibilities open to the Spanish Navy at the Beginning of the War.--The Reasons for Blockading Cuba. - First Movements of the Squadrons under Admirals Sampson and Cervera.

4. Problems presented by Cervera's Appearance in West Indian Waters - -Movements of the United States Divisions and of the Oregon - Functions of Cruisers in a Naval Campaign.

5. The Guard set over Cervera.- Influence of Inadequate Numbers upon the Conduct of Naval and Military Operations.- Cámara's Rush through the Mediterranean, and Consequent Measures taken by the United States.

"The Peace Conference and the Moral Aspect of War" from North American Review, October, 1899.

"The Relations of the United States to their New Dependencies" from Engineering Magazine, January, 1899.

"Distinguishing Qualities of Ships of War" from Scripps-McRae Newspaper League, November, 1898.

"Current Fallacies upon Naval Subjects" from Harpers' Monthly Magazine, June, 1898.

The two folding maps :
Island of Cuba (opp. page 59);
The Caribbean Sea (opp. page 113).

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20 MEYRICK, John House Dogs and Sporting Dogs : Their Varieties, Points, Management, Training, Breeding, Rearing and Diseases
John van Voorst, London, 1861, 
MEYRICK, John. House Dogs and Sporting Dogs : Their Varieties, Points, Management, Training, Breeding, Rearing and Diseases. London : John van Voorst,1861. Pp (4),[v]-xii,[1]-260,[1]-16(ads dated January 1863). Sm 8vo, green cloth. The Newfoundland Dog (pp.66-68). Waterstain along spine, top half i nch of spine missing, covers rubbed, hinges starting, waterstains along gutter and edges of endpapers, owner's name, else very good. 85.00

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