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1 AKINS, Thomas B. Nova Scotia Archives 1 JONES, A. G.) ANNAND, William] Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia
Charles Annand, Halifax, 1869, 
AKINS, Thomas B. (ed.). Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia. The translations from the French by Benj. Curren. Halifax: Charles Annand, Publisher, 1869. Pp (2),[i]-ii,[1]-755,(3),+ 3 fldg.facs imile documents. 8vo, half brown leather with marbled boards, all edges dyed red. Nova Scotia Archives I. Sections: I. Papers relating to the Acadian French 1714-1755 (pp.1-243); II. Papers relating to the Forcible Removal ofthe Acadian French from Nova Scotia 1755-1768 (pp.245-357); III. Papers re lating to the French Encroachments in Nova Scotia, and the War in North America, 1754-1761 (pp.359-491); IV. Papers relating to the First Settlement of Halifax 1749-1756 (pp.493-706); V. Papers relating to the First Establishment of a Representative Assembly in Nova Scotia 1755-1761 (pp.707-742). Index. Spine and both boards detached from volume (but present, although veryworn), two of the three folding facsimile documents are loose and laid in at front, while the third, moderately foxed, is still in tact in its original location, boards and edges rubbed and worn, occasional internal foxing. As is. Lacking spine, both boards detached from volume (but present, although very badly worn), all three folding facsimiles present, some pages loose. Needs a new binding. As is. 200.00

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2 ALAGOA, E.J. (ed.). Kiabàrà : Journal of the Humanities. Volume 4, Number 2, Harmattan 1981 : Focus on History
School of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria , 1981, 
ALAGOA, E.J. (ed.). Kiabàrà : Journal of the Humanities. Volume 4, Number 2, Harmattan 1981 : Focus on History. (Port Harcourt, Nigeria : School of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, 1981). Pp 1-219,(1). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, red and white card covers. Contents : E.J. Alagoa's “The Ethnographic Dimension of Oral Tradition (p 7-24); E.O. Erim's “Field Techniques for Recording the History of Segmentary Societies” (pp 25-40); Ade Obayemi's “Cultural Dynamics and History of the Niger-Benue Confluence Area before 1900” (pp 41-50); S.O. Babayemi's “The Ideological Base of Power of the Alaafinof Oyo and of his Chiefs” (pp 51-66); N.C. Ejituwu's “The Problem of Feedb ack in Oral Tradition: The Obolo (Andoni) Example” (pp 67-80); Owen J.M. Kalinga's “Oral Tradition and the Reconstruction of the Pre-colonial History of Malawi: A Reassessment” (pp 81-104); Adell Paton, Jr.'s “Oral Tradition in the Reconstruction of Ningi History ca. 1880-1908” (pp 105-126); Gloria Thomas Emeagwali's “Alternative Perspectives on the Reconstruction of the African Past: The Case of Walter Rodney” (pp 127-138); Ade Adefuye's “Recording the Oral History of the Palwo” (pp 139-156); Jan Vansina's “Ethnographyas History: The Past of the peoples in the Equatorial Rainforest of Africa ” (pp 157-192); E.J. Alagoa's “Oral Data as Archives in Africa” (pp 193-202); Nwanna Nzewunwa's “The Organisation of Pre-historic Research in Nigeria”(pp 203-215). Covers rubbed and browned, else good to very good. 20.00

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3 Alcoholics Anonymous) 50 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous in Nova Scotia 1946-1996
Veinot's Print, Liverpool, N.S., 1996, 
(Alcoholics Anonymous). 50 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous in Nova Scotia 1946-1996. Liverpool, N.S.: Veinot's Print, April 1996. First Printing. Pp (6),1-94. Illustrated. 8vo, pale blue stapled card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Foreword (by Robie C.); Lasker Awyard. Chapter 1. A.A. Comes to Nova Scotia : Bill W. traces beginning of A. A.; Letters at Foundation Office and Loners; First Group to start in New Glasgow; Newspaper Ads and Letter; A.A. starting in Halifax; A.A. story of Baddeck; Beginning of Maritime Inter-Group Association; Early Newsletters; Articles on the Medallion Controversy; Early Literature Used by Groups. Chapter 2. The Nineteen Fifties : International Convention & Twelve Traditions; Maritime Inter-Group go to Bangor, Maine; Maritime Inter-Group announces Convention; May 1951 A.A. Grapevine "All Canadian Issue"; Growing Pains of the Atlantic Provinces; A.A. Recording made in Kentville. 1951; First General Service Conference, April 1951; Maritime Inter-Group & Atlantic Assembly Area; Clubs and influence ot the poker games; What Others thought of A. A.; First General Service Delegatechosen; Walter B. reports of 2nd Conference (1952): Explained how National Services got started; How the Big Book sot starte;d Al-anon Family Groups were started; Local Group Problems; Outlined Bill W.'s plan to begin writing; First Women's Group announced in Halifax, 1953; A.A. Growth by 1955; Young Peoples Group announced in 1957; Pictures of Bill W.'s home and studio; Location of Groups by end of 1957; The Third Legacy Plan; Districts formed in 1957; Cape Breton's 10th Anniversary. Chapter 3. The Nineteen Sixties : 1st Christmas Cocktail Party - Halifax; Profanity at A.A. meetings; First Delegate Elected by ballot; Atlantic Assembly - Will only the 'idle rich' serve?; The last Atlantic Assembly, 1963; 1st Nova Scotia - Newfoundland Assembly, 1964; The end of the Atlantic Anchorage Newsletter; How Assembly Programs have been numbered; N.S.- Nfld & Lab. Assembly - Convention; The Nova Scotia Round-up; Plans for the 1865 International Convention; Halifax / Dartmouth Central Service. Chapter 4. The Nineteen Seventies : The rapid growth of A.A. in Nova Scotia; A.A. Public Information in Nova Scotia; District Growth; A.A. Round-ups started during the 1970's. Chapter 5. The Nineteen Eighties : The Nova Scotia A.A. Archives; The Nova Scotia Service Week-end; The 50th International Convention; The National Convention in Halifax. Chapter 6. The Nineteen Nineties : Other A.A. Round-ups and Local Events; A.A. Clubs; The Twenty Questions; Our Twelve Steps - from the Atlantic Anchorage; Time For Reflection; Dr. Bob's Home; Groups Listed in A.A. Directories Since 1946. Penned name, else very good. Uncommon. 30.00

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4 ALEXANDER, Martin S. Republic in Danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933-1940. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992, ISBN:0521372348 
ALEXANDER, Martin S. The Republic in Danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1992). First Edition. Pp (12),[xi]-xiv,1-573,(3). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is the first full-length study in English of the career of one of France's most controversial military leaders, General Maurice Gamelin (1872-1958). Gamelin was reviled by many of his contemporaries and denigrated by historians as 'the man who lost the Battle of France'. Here Gamelin is re-appraised in the context of the unstable civil-military relations and national decline of the years 1933-40. Basing his account on hitherto inaccessible primary sources and on public and private archives. The evidence reviewed, including Gamelin's private headquarters' diary, provides the basis for a revision of the earlier hostile portraits of the general. The author argues that less attention should be paid to the campaign in France in 1940, by which time Gamelin's role was that of co-ordinator and adviser. Rather, he suggests that great credit is due to Gamelin for his success in holding together the pre-war civil-military consensus, and for re-arming France by 1939." Contents : Introduction : Maurice Gamelin,the defence of France and the decline of the Third Republic. 1. The making of a republican general; 2. Gamelin and the rebirth of German power; 3. Fi rst responses: defence versus détente in the Laval era; 4. The Popular Front, the army and politics; 5. The road to rearmament: Gamelin, Daladier and Popular Front defence policy; 6. Gamelin and air support of the army; 7. Gamelin, the Maginot Line and Belgium; 8. Gamelin, Yugoslavia and the easternalliances: assets or embarrassments?; 9. Men or material? Gamelin and Brit ish support for France; 10. Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Soviet Union: from appeasement to war; 11. Gamelin and the fall of Poland; 12. The Twilight War: military stagnation and political conflict; Conclusion; Appendices: (1) Diagrammatic organisation of the French high command. (2) Distribution of the four-year armaments programme of September 1936 (Le programme de 14 milliards). Very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the author. 100.00

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5 Arctic Arctic Images : Pictorial Witnesses, 1819-1854 / Images de l'Arctique : Témoignages iconographiques (1819-1854).
Public Archives Canada, Ottawa, 1977, ISBN:0662008103 
(Arctic), Arctic Images : Pictorial Witnesses, 1819-1854 / Images de l'Arctique : Témoignages iconographiques (1819-1854). [Ottawa] : (Public ArchivesCanada, 1977). Pp [1]-28,(4),[1]-28. Maps. Double Column. Square 8vo, whit e stapled card covers. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 25.00

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6 Arctic Arctic Images : The Dawn of Arctic Cartography, Fourth Century to 1822 / Images de l'Arctique : Débuts de la cartographie de l'Arctique (du IVe siècleà 1822).
Public Archives Canada, Ottawa, 1977, ISBN:0662008103 
(Arctic), Arctic Images : The Dawn of Arctic Cartography, Fourth Century to1822 / Images de l'Arctique : Débuts de la cartographie de l'Arctique (du IVe siècle à 1822). [Ottawa] : (Public Archives Canada, 1977). Pp [1]-25,(2),[1]-25. Maps. Double Column. Square 8vo, white stapled card covers. Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. 25.00

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7 Arctic - Photography Arctic Images : The Frontier Photographed, 1860-1911.
Public Archives Canada, Ottawa, 1977, ISBN:066200812X 
(Arctic – Photography). Arctic Images : The Frontier Photographed, 1860-1911 / Images de l'Arctique : Photographie de sa frontière. (Ottawa : Public Archives Canada, 1977). Pp [1]-31,(1),[1]-31,(1). Illustrated. Square 8vo, white stapled card covers. An exhibition catalogue. Back-to-back bilingual texts (English and French). Very good. 25.00

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8 ARGENT, Judtih and Stephanie KURMEY, eds. Canadian Genealogical Resources : A Guide to the Material held at Cloverdale Library. Fourteenth Edition, Signed.
Surrey Public Library, Surrey, 2003, ISBN:0969219741 
ARGENT, Judtih and Stephanie KURMEY, eds. Canadian Genealogical Resources :A Guide to the Material held at Cloverdale Library. (Surrey : Surrey Publi c Library), 2003. Fourteenth Edition. Pp. ~215. Various paginations. Large 8vo, decorated white card covers, white-lettered blue title block to front cover, black plastic comb-bound spine. Contents: Introduction; Census of Canada; Immigration and Passenger Records (38 pp., with sections on ships' names, reference lists fo Halifax, North Sydney, and Saint John passenger lists -- among others); Naturalization Records; Parish and Vital Records (including some NS, Acadian, PEI); Land Indexes and Petitions (some NB); Metis Land Claims; Estate Records; Military Records (including Loyalist and War of1812 losses claims); Hudson's Bay Company Archives Finding Aids; City Dire ctories and Telephone Books; Genealogical Periodicals; Genealogy Vertical File; Other Resources; Glossary; Index. Very good. Signed by Argent on the title page. 20.00

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9 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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10 Art - Greece - Preservation and Restitution) Works of Art in Greece, the Greek Islands and the Dodecanese : Losses and Survivals in the War. Compiled by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission of the C.M.F
His Majesty's Stationery Office HMSO, London , 1946, 
(Art – Greece - Preservation and Restitution). Works of Art in Greece, the Greek Islands and the Dodecanese : Losses and Survivals in the War. Compiled by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission of the C.M.F., and issued by the British Committee on the Preservation and Restitution of Works of Art, Archives, and Other Material in Enemy Hands. London : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946. Pp (2),i-ii,1-63,(1). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue stapled card covers. Contents : Foreword. 2. Athens– Damage sustained as a result of the fighting in December, 1944. 3. Damag e sustained by Temples, Classical Sites and Museums as a result of the AxisOccupation or the fighting in December, 1944 (Attica – Peloponnese – Boeot ia and Central Greece – Thessaly – Aetolia and Acernania – Epirus – Macedonia and Thrace). 4. Damage sustained by Classical Sites and Museums as a result of the Axis Occupation (Crete – Samos – Euboea- Cyclades – Ionian Islands). 5. Map. 6. Damage sustained by the Byzantine Antiquities as a result of the Axis Occupation or as a result of the fighting in December, 1944 (Athens and Attica – Peloponnese – Boeotia and Central Greece – Thessaly – Epirus – Macedonia). 7. Damage sustained by the Medieval Antiquities in Greece and the Greek Islands. 8. Damage sustained by the Classical and Medieval Antiquities in the Dodecanese. 9. Index. Rubbed, browned, creased, else good.20.00

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11 ARTIBISE, Alan F.J. (ed.). FORWARD, Charles N. GIDNEY, Norman CHECKLAND, S.G. Urban History Review No. 1 : 78.
History Division, National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1978, 
ARTIBISE, Alan F.J. (ed.). Urban History Review No. 1-78. Ottawa : History Division, National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada, June, 1978. Pp [1]-131,(2). Illustrated. Map. 4to, illustrated yellow stapled card covers. Contents : "The City of Kingston Archives" (by Anne MacDermaid); "Reginaand Saskatoon as Retirement Centres" (by Charles N. Forward); "From Coal t o Forest Products: The Changing Resource Base of Nanaimo, B.C." (by Norman Gidney); "First International Conference on the History of Urban and Regional Planning: A Report" (by S.M. Gaskell); "Urban History in the British Idiom" (by S.G. Checkland); "Resource Towns as New Towns" (by N. Pressman and K. Lauder). Rubbed, edgewear, two tiny white-outs and pen mark to front cover, else very good. 15.00

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12 BABIR, Karl K. Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758 . First Edition in dustjacket
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1980, ISBN:0691052972 
BABIR, Karl K. Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758. Princeton : Princeton University Press, (1980). Fourth Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xix,(3),3-219,(4). Some maps and tables in the text. 8vo, green cloth spine, gold cloth boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket 50.00 In the PrincetonStudies on the Near East series. karl K. Babir (b. October 21, 1948, Beiru t, Lebanon). "On the basis of new evidence from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul, Karl Barbir challenges the current interpretation of Ottoman rule inDamascus during the eighteenth century. He argues that the prevailing them es of decline and stagnation - usually applied to the entire century - in fact apply only to the latter half of the century. This discovery, he contends, affords a more balanced and realistic view of the Near East's Ottoman past than previous studies have suggested. Note on Transcription and Dates Governors of Damascus, 1708-1758, Preface; Introduction; Part I. Changing Patterns in the Governorship of Damascus : The The Ottoman Provincial Governorship - First Set of Patterns: Limits on the Governor's Functions and Mobility - Second Set of Patterns: Provincial Centralization - Retrospect: the 'Azms and the Governorship of Damascus. Part II. Containment of Provincial Groups: The Notables: Provincial Patricians - The Janissaries - The Tribes. Part III. The Pilgrimage: Centerpiece of Ottoman Rule in Damascus : Financial Base - The Sürre - The Pilgrimage Fortress Network - Organization of thePilgrimage Caravan - The Cerde and Pilgrimage Security. Conclusion Appendi ces : I. Rank and Position at Start of Damascus Governors' Careers, 1516-1757; II. Top Posts Attained by Damascus Governors, 1516-1757 III. Sources ofLocal Damascus Janissaries' Pay, 1706; IV. Projected Income and Expense of the Pilgrimage (Tertib Defterleri); V. Summary of Damascus Provincial Acco unts, 1741-1742, 1759-1760; VI. Register of Dawra Revenues, 1771-1772 VII. The Pilgrimage Fortress Network between Damascus and Medina; VIII. Pilgrimage Retinue Expenses, 1742-1743; IX. Attacks on the Pilgrimage Caravan, 1517-1757. With bibliography and index Very good in dustjacket 50.00

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13 BACNHER, Evan At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. First Edition in dustjacket
Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2004, ISBN:0810948052 
BACNHER, Evan. At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2004). First Printing. Pp (4),5-160. 4to, blue boards, with lighter blue lettering. A large-format photography book. "In the years following World War II, images of comradeship, particularly of men being physically close, largely disappeared from the public record. But, as these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful-disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril. Led by photography giant Captain Edward J. Steichen, the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit was organized during the war to record the daily experiences of Navy men all over the world and provide newspapers and magazines with images to promote theAmerican cause. The Unit's photographers, who included Wayne Miller, Horac e Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, and Barrett Gallagher, among others, took thousands of pictures to document the lives of soldiers as they relaxed, trained, went about their lives, prepared for the next battle, and waited. When the tension of battle was over or yet to come, these photographers captured the moments when troops left behind their responsibilities as men for a little while and became boys again: roughhousing, wrestling, lounging, and showing off. This book brings together a selection of more than 150 of those [black & white] photographs, culled from the Still Pictures Branch of the National Archives, including many that have never before been published. While World War II imagery tends to be dominated by combat photography and monumental depictions of mechanized weaponry, these photographs offer a rare, intimate look at the Navy men themselves." - from the dj. Very good in very good dustjacket. 50.00

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14 BACNHER, Evan. Men of WWII : Fighting Men at Ease. First Edition in dustjacket
Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2007, ISBN:0810992876 
BACNHER, Evan. Men of WWII : Fighting Men at Ease. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2007). First Printing. Pp (4),5-160. 4to, blue boards, with lighter blue lettering. A large-format photography book. "During the Second World War, the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit vividly capturedthe ordinary lives of soldiers during extraordinary circumstances, produci ng thousands of professional-quality photographs. These photographs reveal the human side of the war: the enlisted men are at turns playful, bored, relaxed, or on edge. In this follow-up to the revelatory 'At Ease', Evan Bachner once again culls the best images from the National Archives to illuminate these men at war. As in 'At Ease', the high level of artistry and composition in the photos is striking, due to the experience and craft of the menbehind the camera. The Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, formed to provide images for patriotic publications, was led by Edward Steichen, a master ph otographer. His team included such photography luminaries as Horace Bristol, Wayne Miller, Charles Fenno Jacobs, and Victor Jorgensen. In addition, this volume includes photographs from the Marine's, Army Air Corps, and Army collections, which have a style that is less polished but more intimate andcompelling. This book, which inclucldes many never-before- published image s, captures the servicemen in their daily routines—living in a war, but so often at rest or at play. Featuring more than 150 [black & white] photographs, from the Still Pictures branch of the National Archives, 'Men of WWII' focuses on the quieter and more personal side of the war. Rather than highlighting violent, iconic war imagery, these photographs bring a sense of humanity to the conflict that has shaped the modern world" - from the dj. Remainder dot, on bottom edge, else very good in very good dustjacket. 30.00

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15 BACON, Walter M., Jr. (trans., intro.) Hoover Institution Publication 180 Hoover Archival Documentaries Behind Closed Doors : Secret Papers on the Failure of Romanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932. First Edition in dustjacket
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1979, ISBN:0817968016 
BACON, Walter M., Jr. Behind Closed Doors : Secret Papers on the Failure ofRomanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932. Translated, with an introductory essay, by Walter M. Bacon, Jr. Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, (1979). First Edition. Pp (7),[viii[-xv,(3),[3]-212,(4). Map. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front board and cloth. Hoover Institution Publication 180. Hoover Archival Documentaries. "Behind Closed Doors: Secret Papers on the Failure of Romanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932 offers an array of primary source material now placed at thedisposal of those interested in Romanian-Soviet relations, as well as glob al European affairs, at an important juncture of history. The bulk of this volume is comprised of 103 documents, translated from the original Romanianor French, and represents the most important part of a much larger documen tary collection. The latter can be found under the heading, "U.S.S.R. PeaceNegotiations 1931-32," among the papers of Titulescu in the Archives of th e Hoover Institution. Together with an introductory essay, these previouslyunpublished documents provide a detailed account of Romanian-Soviet negoti aions for a nonagression pact. The importance of this volume goes beyond these specific negotiations that failed. The real problem concerned Bessarabia, a region considered by Romania to be a part of its national patrimony, aclaim stubbornly disputed by the Soviets. In this sense the Bessarabian is sue, vigorously debated in the early 1930s maintains both its historic and historiographic significance; it has not lost its current political implications. But even the prcpblem of Bessarabia had become transcended by wider international issues, such as the attempts of Soviet diplomacy to reduce tensions along its European borders due to emerging Japanese expansionism in the Far East. Important, also, were the specific policies of other Europeansiates, especially France and Poland, to promote their own interests while trying to arrive at form.ulas of broader interstate and international coop eration. In this sense the documents reproduced in this volume offer a mostinstructive and often fascinating description of now secret diplomacy took place at a time when a strong belief existed in achieving a lasting peace through non-aggression pacts. Apart from intricacies of the diplomatic game, the introductory essay and documents themselves illuminate the personalities and skills of prominent diplomats and statesmen : Josef Beck, Edouard Herriot, Maxim Litvinov, Nicolae Titulescu, among others." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Introductory Essay. Documents : - Preliminaries to Negotiations, May-December 1931; - The Riga Negotiations, January 1932; - Developments from February to June 1932; - The Polish-Soviet Pact, June-July 1932;- The Final Phase, August-October 1932. Very good in nicked and lightly br wned, but unclipped, dustjacket. 40.00

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16 BADCOCK, Sarah New Studies in European History series) Politics and the People in Revolutionary Russia : A Provincial History. 1st in dj.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, ISBN:9780521876230 
BADCOCK, Sarah. Politics and the People in Revolutionary Russia : A Provincial History . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-260,(2). Maps. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the New Studies in European History series. "After the collapse of the Romanov dynasty in February 1917, Russia was subject toan eigh-month experiment in democracy. Sarah Badcock studies its failure t hrough an exploration of the experiences and motivations of ordinary men and women, urban and rural, military and civilian. Using previously neglecteddocuments from regional archives, she offers a new history of the revoluti on as experienced in the two Volga provinces of Nizhegorod and Kazan. She exposes the confusions and contradictions between political elites and ordinary people and emphasises the role of the latter as politicala ctors. By looking beyond Petersburg and Moscow, she shows how local concerns, conditions and interests were foremost in shaping how the revolution was received and understood. She also reveals the ways in which the small group of intellectuals who dominated the high political scene of 1917 had their political alternatives circumscribed by the desires and demands of ordinary people." -from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp dust jacket. 75.00

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17 BAGLOLE, Harry, (ed). COUSINS, John Exploring Island History: A Guide to the Historical Resources of Prince Edward Island. pbk
Ragweed Press, Belfast, 1977, 
BAGLOLE, Harry, (ed). Exploring Island History : A Guide to the Historical Resources of Prince Edward Island. Belfast: Ragweed Press, Spring 1977. Pp (6),iii-xi,(1),[1]-310,(2). 8vo, beige and brown card covers. In three parts: I. Island History: Eight Basic Units. Baglole's "Beginning the Course" and "The Land Question"; Louis Pelliissier's "The Native People of Prince Edward Island"; Edmond Gallant's "The Island Acadians"; David Weale's "IslandSocial History" and "Confederation"; Wayne E. MacKinnon's "Island Politics and Government"; Frank Schwartz's "An Economic History of Prince Edward Is land". II. Island History: Some Additional Themes. Marlene-Russell Clark's "Women and the Island Heritage"; John Cousins' "Prince Edward Island Shipbuilding" and "Studying Prince Edward Island Folk Songs"; Leonard Cusack's "The Island Government and the Depression"; Allan Graham's "Island Literature"; Marven Moore's "The Island and the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854"; R. AllanRankin's "Fox Farming on Prince Edward Island"; Gary Webster's "Cooperatio n, Co-operatives, and Credit Unions: Their Place in Island History". III. Studying the Local Community. Janet Dale's "The Genealogical Sherlock on Prince Edward Island"; Robert F. Fellows' "Studying Island History through Photographs"; Mary Frederickson's "Field Trips are Important, and Possible, Too", "Learning in the Cemetery", and "Teaching with Artifacts"; Frank Gillan's "Natural History and the Local Community"; Harry Holman's "The Use and Abuse of Archives"; Ron Irving's "Dramatization of Historical Material"; Helan MacDonald's "So You Want to Use a Tape Recorder"; Wayne E. MacKinnon's "Class Historical Displays"; Alan Rayburn's "The Island's Geographical Names"; Irene L. Rogers' "An Approach to Island Architecture"; Doreen Smith's "Using Art to Teach Island History". Appendices: Wayne E. MacKinnon's "A Short History of Prince Edward Island"; William B. Hamilton's "Evaluation and the Island History Course". Also Birdie McKie's preliminary "Island History and the Home". Covers rubbed with sparse spotting to top edge, some spine creasing, else vg. 20.00

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18 BANKS, Kenneth J. Chasing Empire Across the Sea : Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763. First Edition iin dustjacket
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montréal & Kingston, 2002, ISBN:0773524444 
BANKS, Kenneth J. Chasing Empire Across the Sea : Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763. Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen'sUniversity Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xvi,(8),[3]-319,(3). Some maps in the text. 8vo, dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Dra wing on a vast array of official correspondence, merchant's letters, ship'slogs, and graphic material from archives and research libraries in Canada, France, and the United States, Kenneth Banks details how France, as the mo st powerful nation on the Continent and possessing a tradition of maritime interest in the Americas and West Africa dating back to the earliest years of the sixteenth century, seemed destined to take a leading role in exploiting and settling the Americas and establishing posts in West Africa. That it largely failed to do so can be explained in large part by problems emanating from information exchange in an early modern authoritarian state. Banksprovides a historical context for the role of communications in the develo pment of the imperial nation-state and offers an Atlantic World perspectiveon the growing body of literature revising the historical role of absoluti sm. Banks defines and applies the concept of communications in a far broader context than previous historical studies of communication, encompassing arange of human activity from sailing routes, to mapping, to presses, to bu ilding roads and bridges. He employs a comparative analysis of early modernFrench imperialism, integrating three types of overseas possessions usuall y considered separately - the settlement colony (New France), the tropical monoculture colony (the French Windward Islands), and the early Enlightenment planned colony (Louisiana) - offering a work of synthesis that unites the historiographies and insights from three formerly separate historical literatures. Banks challenges the very notion that a concrete 'empire' emergedby the first half of the eighteenth century; in fact, French colonies rema ined largely isolated arenas of action and development. Only with the contraction and concentration of overseas possessions after 1763 on the Plantation Complex did a more cohesive, if fleeting, French empire first emerge." -p.[1]. Preface; 1. The Rise of the French Atlantic to 1763; 2. Proclaiming Peace in 1713: A Case Study; 3. Sea and Land Connections; 4. State Ceremon ies and Local Agendas; 5. Travel and Assembly, Disorder and Revolt; 6. Merchant Networks and Imperial Dependence; 7. Authority’s Fragmented Voice. Conclusion. Appendices : A. Secretaries of State for the Marine; B. Governors General and Intendants of New France; C. Governors General and Intendants of the Îles du Vent [the Windward Islands aka the Society Islands of French Polynesia ]; D. Governors and Commissaires-Ordonnateurs of Louisiana. With notes, bibliography and index. Entries for Louisbourg, St. Pierre, Québec, &c in the index. Very good iin dustjacket. 60.00

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19 BARKEY, Karen Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture. Bandits and Bureaucrats : The Ottoman Route to State Centralization.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 1997, ISBN:0801484197 
BARKEY, Karen. Bandits and Bureaucrats : The Ottoman Route to State Centralization. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1997). Pp. (8),ix-xii,(2),1-282,(6). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. The Wilder House Seriesin Politics, History and Culture. Chapters : Chapter 1. Introduction ; Cha pter 2. The Context of the Seventeenth Century - The Legacy of the Classical Age - The Ottoman Empire in Context - The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century ; Chapter 3. Ottoman Regional Elites: Divided but Loyal - The State and Timar Holders - The State and High-Ranking Provincial Officials ; Chapter 4. Ottoman Peasants: Rational or Indifferent? - Patron-Client Relations: Fictitious Landholders? - Peasant Rural Organization ; Chapter 5. Celalis: Bandit without a Cause? - Peasant Alternatives - The Manufacturing of Banditry- Banditry as a Social Type ; Chapter 6.State-Bandit Relations: A Blueprin t for State Centralization - A Political Invitation: May 1606 - Consolidation through Deal Making with Bandits - Bargains and Force, 1590-1611 - The Politicized Rhetoric of Bargaining, 1623-1648 ; Chapter 7. Conclusion ; Appendix 1. The Study Area ; Appendix 2. Primary Sources from the Ottoman Archives ; With bibliography and index. Very good. 28.00

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20 BARRY, Graeme, Lisa-Anne KEENAN, and Peter G. SOMERVILLE KEENAN, Lisa-Anne SOMERVILLE, Peter G. Rags and Strings ; Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club, Estanlished 1894, Royal Warrant 1898
Mitchell Systems Limited, 1986, 
BARRY, Graeme, Lisa-Anne KEENAN, and Peter G. SOMERVILLE. Rags and Strings ; Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club, Established 1894, Royal Warrant 1898. N.pl.: (Produced by Mitchell Systems Limited, 1986). Pp (1),ii-v,(1),1-84,(2).Illustrated. 8vo, white comb bound, illustrated blue card covers, lettered in white. Contents : Forward [sic] (by J.L. McCdonald, Commodore); Preface (by The Archives Committee); Introduction (by Graeme Barry, Co-ordinator); The Formative Years 1894-1920 (by Graeme Barry, pp 1-26); Years of Adversi ty 1920-1949 (by Lisa-Anne Keenan, pp 31-51); The Modern Era 1950-1985 (by Peter G. Somerville, pp 55-75). Very good. 40.00

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