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1 (Nova Scotia Department of Mines Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division : Report of Activities 1974.
Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Mines, Halifax , 1975, 
(Nova Scotia Department of Mines). Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division : Report of Activities 1974. Halifax : Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Mines, (1975). Pp (6),1-75,(1) including 1 folding map. Text Maps and Figures. 4to, printed blue card covers, blue cloth tape spine. Nova Scotia Department of Mines Paper 75-1. Contents : Sand and Gravel Project– Strait of Canso Area. Barite-Celestite-Fluorite Project. Mineral Resourc e Inventory. Structural Studies. Metamorphic Studies. Data Collection. Metallogenic Studies. Windsor Group Stratigraphy and Paleogeography. The Cobequid Mountains Project. Oil Shale Project. Cape Breton Mineral Resource Survey. Antigonish Highlands Project. Eastern Shore Project. Coal Inventory Project. Report on Cartographic Section. Report on Field Survey. Miscellaneous Reports. Very good. . 10.00

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2 Acadian Lines Fall and Winter Time Tables : Go Acadian, effective September 16th, 1958. Atlantic Standard Time after October 25, 1958. Acadian Lines
Acadian Lines Limited, Halifax, N.S., 1958, 
(Acadian Lines). Fall and Winter Time Tables : Go Acadian, effective September 16th, 1958. Atlantic Standard Time after October 25, 1958. Halifax, N.S.: Acadian Lines Limited, 1958. Pp (6). 8vo, single sheet folded twice, making 6 panels, printed red on white. The bus schedule for the Halifax – Amherst, Halifax – Sydney, and Halifax – Yarmouth routes. Horizontal creases, else good. 10.00

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3 Acadian) Tourism Development Plan for the Acadian Regions of Nova Scotia
(Acadian). A Tourism Development Plan for the Acadian Regions of Nova Scotia. : I.N.A.R.T., May 1986. Pp (4),1-244,(1),[1]13,[1]-[5],[1]-5,(1). Maps. 4to, white card covers, plain black spine. "'This study was commissioned by the Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia (Federation Acadienne de la Nouvelle-Ecosse - FANE) and carried out by the North American Tourism Research Institute (Institut Nord Améncain de Recherche en Tourisme - INART). The terms of reference of this study include the elaboration of a plan tor the development of tourism in the five Acadian regions of Nova Scotia : Clare, Argyle, Pomquet, Cheticamp and Isle Madame." - page 1. Part 1. Preliminaries. Tern Terms of Reference & Methods Used - Acadian Regional Economics - Basic Concepts - Regional Integration. Part 2. Potential for Development. Part 3. Analysis of the Demand for Tourism-Related Services. Part 4. Development Proposals. Part 5. Implementation. The Players and their Roles - Funding- Marketing - Signposting -Accommodation - Conclusion. Some soiling to cov ers else very good. 50.00

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4 ACHESON, T.W. HOWELL, Colin D. McCANN, L.D. WYNN, Graeme Great Merchant and Economic Development in St. John, 1820-1850. An article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring / Printemps 1979
Department of History, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 1979, 
ACHESON, T.W. “The Great Merchant and Economic Development in St. John, 1820-1850.” An article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Vol. VIII, No. 2, Spring/Printemps 1979, pp 3-27. (Fredericton, N.B.: Department of History, University of New Brunswick, 1979). Pp [1]-153,(3). Maps. 8vo, blue and white card covers. Also : Articles : “W.S. Fielding and the Repeal Elections of 1886 and 1887 in Nova Scotia” by Colin D. Howell (pp 28-46); “Staples and the New Industrialism in the Growth of Post-Confederation Halifax” by L.D. McCann (pp 47-79); “Late Eighteenth-Century Agriculture on the Bay of Fundy Marshlands” by Graeme Wynn (pp 80-89); Documents: “Cape Breton Folk” (with an introduction by Stephen F. Spencer, pp 90-106); reviews. Very good. 10.00

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5 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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6 ALLAIRE, Maurice. La Liaison Française en Acadie du 9 au 22 aout 1955. Signed copy
Les Éditions Ferland, Québec, 1956, 
ALLAIRE, Maurice. La Liaison Française en Acadie du 9 au 22 aout 1955. (Québec) : Les Éditions Ferland, (1956). First Edition. Pp (6),[7]-63,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, white printed stapled card covers, lettered in dark blue. Contents : L'histoire d'Halifax, qui conserve le caractère imprimé par son fondateur, se complète par celle de Québec; 950 personnes portent le même nom à Pubnico, le seul village d'avant 1755 encore occupé par les Acadiens; Port-Royal est le symbole des cent cinquante années de l'histoire tragique du peuple de l'Acadie; Chéticamp est un véritable village de la province de Québec, retrouvé dans un coin de Pile du Cap-Breton; La forteresse de Louisbourg est restée ce qu'elle était il y a deux siècles: un cimetière de ruines; L'île du Cap-Breton a un parfum d'Ecosse, mais le souvenir de la France ypersiste toujours; A Sydney, des petits enfants ne parlent pas le français parce qu'ils ne l'apprennent point à l'école; Il ne reste aujourd'hui du v illage de Grand-Pré que son nom, avec un silence évocateur chargé de souvenirs; Les verrières de la cathédrale de Moncton racontent une histoire qui est digne de la "Légende dorée"; Les petits-fils des déportés de 1755 forment aujourd'hui un groupe ethnique d'environ un million; Deux siècles après la Dispersion, rAcadie, qu'on avait cru anéantir, est plus vivante que jamais. Text in French. Spine lightly browned, else very good. Signed presentation copy from the author to Henry D. Hicks, former Premier of Nova Scotia, with a signed copy of a thank you letter to the author from Henry D. Hicks. Ex-libris Franklyn H. Hicks (brother of Henry and a noted Canadiana collector). 75.00

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Louisbourg : The Dream City of America First Edition., ALMON, Albert
7 ALMON, Albert Louisbourg : The Dream City of America First Edition.
Glace Bay, N.S, 1934, 1934 
ALMON, Albert. Louisbourg : The Dream City of America. by Albert Almon, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, 1934. First Edition. Pp (3),4-85,(3) + large folding plate. Illustrated, with forty photo reproductions, maps, and diagrams (including three of lighthouses). 8vo, printed brown card covers with black lettering to front cover and blank spine.

Tennyson 68, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 412, Morley pp. 85 & 106, Watters p.649, Vaison p.25.

Albert Almon (b. 1872, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia - d. 1960) a plumber and historian.

1. Cape Breton: Its Discovery and Early History;
2. Father Daniel's Last Mass, July 4th, 1648 From The Lion and the Lillies by Charles Edwin Jakeway;
3. Louisbourg, 1720-1760;
4. The Historic Bells of Louisbourg:
Bells --
The Saint Louis Bell --
The Saint Antoine Marie Bell --
The Saint John Bell;
5. The Famous Lighthouses of Louisbourg (pp. 53-61);
6. The Duc D'Anville;
7. The Mission Chalice;
8. Poem: Louisbourg.
With appendix: The King's Hospital.

Short tear to fore-edge of first few leaves, folding plate has tape repairs to verso (but is nearly segmented due to fold splits), faint cover creasing, inking to front cover, else very good. Uncommon. 60.00

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

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

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

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9 ANDERSON, John C., II. (ed.) OWEN, Brent M. HUBBARD, Edward G. BURSLEY, John Clarke Maine Genealogist : Journal of the Maine Genealogical Society. Vol/ 40, No.1, February 2018
Maine Genealogical Society, Waterville, ME, 2018, 
ANDERSON, John C., II (ed.). The Maine Genealogist : Journal of the Maine Genealogical Society. Vol. 40, No. 1, February 2018. (Waterville, ME) : The Maine Genealogical Society, 2018. Pp (2),3-64. 8vo [150mx 227 mm], green stapled card covers, lettered in white. Contents : The Family of James H. andRose (Poynter) Reidy of Portland, Maine : Descendants of Benjamin Worth, N ew Jersey Loyalist and Settler on Cape Breton Island (by Brent M. Owen); Apphia Higgins (Collins) (Bradford) Dyer of Maine : Some Effects in Maine of the "Gold Excitement" in Australia (by John Clarke Bursley); Passengers from Maine Bound for Australia - 1853 (Contributed by John Clarke Bursley); Thomas and Timothy Hubbard of Berwick, Maine, and Their Families (by Edward G. Hubbard); Ursula (Bither/Blather) Thompson of Stockton Springs, Maine: Proving Her Parents (by Kathy Harrison); Lincoln County, Maine, Will Abstracts, 1800-1830 (continued). Very good. 10.00

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10 Anglican Church). HARRIS, R.V.). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. First Edition.
1960, 1960 
(Anglican Church). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. Published in thanksgiving for two hundred and fifty years of continuous Anglican worship in the area comprising the diocese of Nova Scotia. [Halifax] :, n.d. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-viii,[1]-168,(6). With b&w photos and other illustrations throughout. 8vo, b&w photo-illustrated grey cardcovers, white spine, black lettering to spine.

Cover title: 250 Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960.

Spine title: .Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young.

Foreword by Robert Harold, Bishop of Nova Scotia.
Introduction by William Wallace, Bishop Coadjutor.

1. Chancellor R.V. Harris's "Royal City of Queen Anne (Annapolis Royal Story, 1710)";

2. Harris's "FIrst Church in Halifax (Story of St. Paul's);

3. Harris's "The Loyalists and our First Bishop (The Rt. Rev. Charles Inglis, 1787-1816);

4. Bishop Davis's "First K.C.S. Boy becomes our third Bishop (The Rt. Rev. John Inglis, 1825-1850);

5. Davis's 'Birth of our Diocesan Synod (The Rt. Rev. Hibbert Binney, 1851-1887);

6. Dr. A.W. Cunningham's "The Church and Education (Kings College, K.C.S. and Edgehill";

7. Harris's "The Cathedral Movement (Cathedrals past and present);

8. Rev. Kennedy B. Wainwright's (rector of Stewiacke and Shubenacadie) "The Church on the South Shore (Including Lunenburg and Shelburne deaneries)";

9. Very Rev. E.B.N. Cochran and Bishop Davis's "The Church in the Valley:
Part I: The Deanery of Avon and
Part II: The Deanery of Annapolis";

10. Rev. H.Y. McLean's (rector of St. George's Sydney) "The Church in Isle Royale (The Cape Breton Story)";

11. Rev. Canon E.M. Malone and Major T.E. McNutt's "The Church in the Island Province (The Prince Edward Island Story)";

12. Wainwright's "The Church in the Northern Counties (The Amherst Deanery Story)";

13. Rev. Philip C. Jefferson's "The Church on the Eastern Shore";

14. Davis's "The Church in the See City (The Halifax Deanery Story)";

15. Rev. A. Stanley Hart's (rector of North Dartmouth) "The Diocese To-day (Final Chapter)".

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11 ANGWIN, Joseph G. Methodism in Cape Breton, 1789-1914 : A Retrospect. First Edition
Sydney Mines, N.S., 1914, 
(ANGWIN, Joseph G.). Methodism in Cape Breton, 1789-1914 : A Retrospect. The substance of a paper read read before the Cape Breton District, March 4th, 1914, and published at the request of the District. (Sydney Mines, N.S.: the author, 1914). First Edition. Pp (4),5-65,(1), frontis portrait + 3 plates. Small 8vo, black patterned cloth with gilt lettering and photo illustration pasted to front cover. Tennyson 1162, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4206,Watters p.756. Cover title : Methodist Beginnings, Cape Breton. Contents : A Retrospect; Beginnings at Sydney; The First Days of Methodism in Sydney Mines; Methodism Enters Gabarus; How Methodism Came to Ship Harbour; The Finding of Ingonish; Louisburg Taken; Records; Development; Other Outcomes; Revivals; After a Century; Appendix A – Lists of Methodist Preachers appointed to Circuits in Cape Breton, with the years of their appointment; Appendix B. Light wear to spine ends, tape repair to top and bottom margins of front cover illustration, plastic title to spine. inner hinges cracked, staples rusted, penned name, else good. 125.00

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12 ANGWIN, Joseph G.) Methodism in Cape Breton, 1789-1914 : A Retrospect. First Edition.
Sydney Mines, 1914, 
(ANGWIN, Joseph G.). Methodism in Cape Breton, 1789-1914: A Retrospect. (Sydney Mines) : privately published, 1914 ?.First Edition. Pp (4),5-65,(1),frontis + 3 plates. Sm 8vo, brown patterned cloth with photo illus pasted to front cover. Tennyson 1162, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4206, Watters p.756. "The substance of a paper read before the Cape Breton District, March 4th, 1914, and published at the request of the District." - title page. Cover title : Methodist Beginnings, Cape Breton. Contents : A Retrospect; Beginnings at Sydney; The First Days of Methodism in Sydney Mines; Methodism Enters Gabarus; How Methodism Came to Ship Harbour; The Finding of Ingonish; Louisburg Taken; Records; Development; Other Outcomes; Revivals; After a Century; Appendix A – Lists of Methodist Preachers appointed to Circuits in Cape Breton, with the years of their appointment; Appendix B. Light wear to cloth, ow vg. 150.00

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The Antigonish Idea and Social Welfare, ANSELM, M., Sister COADY, M.M.
13 ANSELM, M., Sister COADY, M.M. The Antigonish Idea and Social Welfare
Saint Francis Xavier University Press, Antigonish, NS, 0, 1964 
ANSELM, M., Sister. The Antigonish Idea and Social Welfare. [Antigonish, NS] : (Saint Francis Xavier University Press), n.d. [ca 1964]. Pp (2),3-16. 8vo [150 x 227 mm], white stapled card covers, lettered in black.

Sister Mary Anselm, CSM, née Irene Doyle (b. 1913, Melford, Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - d. July 7, 2008, Antigonish, Nova Scotia).

Resistance to Ideas that Promote Social Change;
The Subtle Resistance of "The Good People" ;
The Value of Opposition;
Saving the Program from its Friends;
The Extension Idea and Social Work Today;

Spine and mergins browned, library inkstamps to endpapers, staples rusted, some pencilled marginalia, else very good. NOTE: Shipping should be less for this slim item. 25.00

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14 ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany
J.M. Dent, London, 1931, 
ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany . Written and illustrated by Peter F. Anson. L.: J.M. Dent, (1931). Pp. [i]-xiii,(1),1-254,(2), frontis. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Contents: 1. Introduction -- "Armor", Country of the Sea, 2. Religion andSocial Conditions among the Mariners of Brittany, 3. Superstitions and Fol k-Lore, 4. Breton Seamen in the French Navy, 5. The Breton Cod Fisheries, 6. The Breton Sardine Fisheries, 7. The Breton Tunny Fisheries, 8. Types of Fishing Vessels and other Craft on the Coast of Brittany, 9. Ille-et-Vilaine -- Cancale to Saint-Brieuc, 10. Côtes-du-Nord -- Saint-Brieuc to Locquirec, 11-14. Finistère: i. Locquirec to Pointe Saint-Mathieu, ii. The Islands of Molène, Ouessant, and Sein, iii. Pointe Saint-Mathieu to Penmarch, iv. Penmarch to Le Pouldu, 15. Morbihan, 16. Loire-Inférieure -- Piriac to Nantes. Includes copious Newfoundland references. Spine heavily sunned (to white) with frayed ends and brown staining, slightly splayed, boards and top edge dampstained (though the stain seems not to have percolated to the text ormargins). As is. 16.00

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15 ARCHIBALD, Frank E. COADY, M.M. SMITH, Sidney Earle MacKINNON, Clarence Mostly Maritimers. First Edition
Lancelot Press, Windsor, NS , 1972, 
ARCHIBALD, Frank E. Mostly Maritimers. Windsor, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, 1972. First Printing. Pp (4),5-127,(1). 8vo (140 x 207 mm), matte, textured light grey & orange-red cardcovers, with black lettering to spine.

Rev. Frank Elliott Archibald (b. March 26, 1903, Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia - d. December 8, 1988, Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia) long-time churchman in the United Church of Canada.

Tennyson 662 for Smith and Coady.

Sidney Earle Smith, (native of Port Hood Island, see Marble pp.363-4),
Moses M. Coady,
Mrs Izaak Walton Killam,
General Bill Jones (the "Lawrence of Jugoslavia", see Marble p.225-6),
Clarence Mackinnon,
Clifford Fraser Grant,
Dr. Bob McClure,
Sir Frederick Banting and
a sketch of his father, Harry A. Archibald, entitled "A Man, Essentially Great".

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16 ARCHIBALD, S.G.W.). LONGWORTH, Israel Life of S.G.W. Archibald. First Edition.
(ARCHIBALD, S.G.W.). LONGWORTH, Israel. Life of S.G.W. Archibald. Halifax :(Printed by S.F.Huestis), 1881. First Edition.. Pp (4), [v]-xi, (1), [1]-1 79, (1). Small 8vo, maroon pressed boards, copper lettering to spine.
Watters p.533, Rhodenizer p.482, Long p.135.
For Archibald (1777-1846) see DCB VII:21-25, Marble NSH&A p.46-47.

"The writer of this Memoir had occasion, while preparing a History of the County of Colchester, to make some rather minute investigations into the circumstances connected with the first settlement of Truro - and its progress as it developed from a straggling hamlet in the wilderness, to the thriving and bustling town which it is at this day. In doing so he was struck with the prominent part taken in its affairs by the members of one family, a family which has been connected with the town from its earliest history. Four generations of this family in lineal descent have been members of the Nova Scotian Assembly." - from the preface.

Contents : 1. From Birth in 1777 to Election to Assembly: Description of Truro in 1777. - First settlement of the Brothers Archibald - David the Grand-father - Samuel the Father - Death of Father - Stories of Early Life - Residence with Grand-father - Letter of introduction from his sister Elizabeth Elliot to his cousin Mrs. Lamb - Her kindness - At School at Haverhill and Andover - Intended Profession - Change - Study of Law -. Marriage - Appointed Judge of Probate - Admitted to Bar - Elected to Assembly;
2. Politics in1 806 - Sir. John Wentworth - William Cottnam Tonge elected Speaker and rejected - Mr. Wilkins becomes Speaker - Mr. Archibald's first motion in the Assembly - Takes Charge of Road Questions - Religion in 1806 - Kings College- Croke's Test Clauses - Controversy between two Bishops - Mr. McCulloch intervenes - He keeps a school - What followed;
3. 1817 to 1825 : Mr. Archibald as an Advocate - King vs. Sawers - King vs. Holland - King vs. Forrester;
4. Interest in Agriculture - Manufacturing Operations - Visit to England - Appointed Chief Justice of P. E. I. - Visits the Island - Address of Grand Inquest - Dinner at Pictou - Dinner and address at Truro - Made Solicitor General in place of Mr. Robie promoted - Chosen Speaker - Election of 1826 - Again chosen Speaker - Non-residence in P. E. I. - Aims at Chief Justice ship of N. S. - Claims of different candidates - Changes impending - Grounds of Blowers' Retention of office - Sir Peregrine Maitland's perplexities - Correspondence with Sir John Coape Sherbrooke - The misdirected letter;
5. The Brandy Question - Death of George IV - Dissolution of the House.;
6. President reports to Colonial Minister - Speaker does same - President writes to Under Secretary of Colonies - Reply - Mr. Archibald declines Judgeship - Council's friends disappointed with Mr. Archibald's course - Reasons assigned - Curious letter in the Free Press - Conjectures as to its authorship - Dissection of letter - Consideration of reasons assigned by letter writer;
7. Election of 1830 - Candidates - Mr. Archibald's speech at Truro - Meeting of House - Death of Attorney General Uniacke - Office kept open - Passage of Revenue Bill - Lord Goderich's Despatch - Mission of Judge Halliburton to England - Mr. Archibald appointed acting Attorney General - Visits England - Judge Halliburton's and Mr. Archibald's race in England - Attentions in England - Marquis of Lansdown's offer - Rejected - . Lord Goderich proposes changes in Judiciary - House refuse - Lord Goderich to Administrator - Conclusion of question of Chief Justiceship - Correspondence thereon. -Remarks on mode of day for obtaining promotion - Reaction after 1830 - State of public opinion in 1835 and '36 - Joe Warner's Letters - General Election of 1836 - Mr. Logan's candidacy - Mr. Archibald's speeches at Truro - Returned to Assembly;
8. Curious results of Election - General effect of same - Disappearance of old members - First appearance of new men afterwards attaining eminence - Re-elected Speaker - Illness - Mr. Smith appointed Speaker temporarily - Failure of crops in 1836 - Mr. Dodd brings a Bill before the House to keep grain and potatoes in the Province - Mr. Archibald's speech in its favor - Mr. Young opposes the measure - His death - Resolutions transmitted to England - Reply - Rebellion in Lower Canada - Troops sent from Halifax to Montreal - Public Meeting at Halifax - Resolutions for relief of Soldiers' families - Patriotic speech of Mr. Archibald - Mr. Howe's vindication of the loyalty of the Liberals of Nova Scotia - Meeting of House in 1838 - Appointment of Lord Durham as Lord High Commissioner and Governor General of British North America. , His Report on the situation of the Provinces [The Durham Report]- An act of his administration attacked in the Lords by Lords Brougham and Lyndhurst - The Ministry disallow the ordinances complained of - Lord Durham's hasty return to England - Lord John Russel becomes Colonial Secretary - Mr. C. Poulett Thompson appointed Governor General - Resolutions of 1839 - Delegates sent by House to England - Met by Council's Delegates - Lord John Russell's despatch of I6th October, 1839, as to tenure of Office - Additions to Executive Council from Assembly - Vote of want of Confidence in Government - Resignation of lion. J. B. Uniacke - Subsequent action of House - Vote against Sir Colin Campbell. Mr. Archibald's views on that vote - The Governor General at Halifax - Lord Falkland becomes Governor of Nova Scotia - New appointments to Council. Election of 1840 - Mr. Archibald returned for Colchester without opposition;
9. New Speaker - Reasons for Mr. Archibald's disqualification - Other Candidates equally disqualified - Two members of same Government contending for Speakership - Mr. Uniacke a member of Government moves resolution touching repeal of Union with Cape Breton - Resolution complimentary to Mr. Archibald adopted unanimously - Offered offices of Master of Rolls and Judge of Admiralty Court - Accepts- Mr. Archibald as Judge - Address at Truro - His Country seat - His habits at Truro - Hospitality - His Humour;
10. Success as a Judge - Failing health - Death - Meeting of Bar Society - Speech of Chief Justice - Address of Condolence - Meeting of Colchester people on his death - Eulogium of Mr. Howe - Examination of charges against Mr. Archibald as a public man - Mr. Howe's views upon them - Mr Archibald in his social relations - Death of his first wife - Account of his second wife. - Sir Charles Pollack and Sir T. D.Archibald - Mr. Archibald's love for the sacred Scriptures - Anecdote related by Rev. Mr. Morton - Thoughts of writer in concluding Memoir.

Some pencilling, otherwise very good, tight. 85.00

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17 ARMOUR, Elizabeth McCurdy Our Legacy of Love
Lancelot Press, 1994, 
ARMOUR, Elizabeth McCurdy. Our Legacy of Love. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, (1994). Pp (3),4-247,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "A very open and frank account of a 47 year happy marriage between two very different people from quite different backgrounds." - from rear cover. Elizabeth McCurdy Armour was born in Sydney, N.S. in 1918, where met her futurehusband during WW2, and moved to Oakville, Ontario in 1946. Vg. 7.50

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18 ARMSTRONG, J. Murray Christ's Picture of a Christian : An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount
Royal Printing Ltd., 1990, 
ARMSTRONG, J. Murray. Christ's Picture of a Christian : An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount. (Royal Printing Ltd.), n.d. [ca 1990]. Pp (1),2-77,(3). 8vo, illustrated white card covers, front cover lettered in black, spine blank. Content : 1. Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount. 2. I.The Characteristics of a Christian: The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). 3. I. The Characteristics of a Christian (The Beatitudes - continued). 4. II. Th e Influence of a Christian in the World (5:13-16). 5. III. The Christian Ideal Contrasted with the Jewish Ideal (5:17-48). 6. III. The Christian IdealContrasted with the Jewish Ideal (5:17-48) [continued]. 7. IV. Christian R eligious Practice Contrasted with Jewish Religious Practice (6:1-18). 8. The Lord's Prayer (6:9-15). 9. The Christian Life in Its Own Practice (Prohibitions and Commands) (6:19-7:12). 10. A Cry for Help and Assurance of Receiving It and The Golden Rule (7:7-11). 11. Invitation to Enter the Kingdom and the Penalty of Not Doing So (7:13-27). 12. The Needed Dynamic. A few penmarks,, name, else very good. 20.00

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19 ARNOLD, Mary Ellicott. Story of Tompkinsville.First Edition.
Cooperative League, New York, 1940, 1940 
ARNOLD, Mary Ellicott. The Story of Tompkinsville. New York : The Cooperative League, 1940. First Edition. Pp (8),1-102,(2), frontispiece + 6 pp plates. Floor Plans. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 3450; Vaison, Nova Scotia Past and Present : A Bibliography and Guide, p.58.

Contents :
The Story of Tompkinsville (Reserve Mines – Tompkinsville - Financing the Houses);
Facts and Figures (Study Club Program - Outline for Study Clubs - Topics for Discussion.
I. How to Organize A Housing Study Club.
II. Cooperative Ownership.
III. Planning.
IV. Construction.
V. Design and Color.
VI. Cooperative History and Philosophy - Cooperative versus Private Ownership of Homes -Books and Pamphlets);

Rubbed, damp-spotting to spine, faint waterstain to rear board, expunged price, else good. 100.00

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20 ARSENAULT, Bona. Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens. [In Six Volumes]
Leméac, Montmagny, QC, 1978, ISBN:0776150294 1978 0776150294 / 9780776150291 
ARSENAULT, Bona. Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens. [In Six Volumes]. (Montmagny, QC) : Leméac, (1978). Pp 1-389; 391-825; 827-1313; 1319-1669; 1671-2181; 2183-2646, plus a separate folding map. Indexes. 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers, lettered in blue & black.

Bona Arsenault, CM (b. October 4, 1903, Bonaventure, Quebec – d. July 4, 1993, Sainte-Foy).

A major work on the Acadians comprising one volume of history (Vol. 1) and five volumes of genealogy arranged by region (Vols. 2 - 6).

Vol. 1. Histoire des Acadiens.

Vol. 2. Port-Royal, Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle-Écosse.

Vol. 3. Beaubassin, Amherst, Nouvelle-Écosse.; Grand-Pré, Nouvelle-Écosse.

Vol. 4. Pisiguit, Windsor, Nouvelle-Écosse; Cobequid, Truro, Nouvelle-Écosse; Chipoudy et Petitcoudiac, Hopewell Hill et Hillsborough, N.-B.; Cap-de-Sable et Pobomcoup, Cap-de-Sable et Pubnico, Nouvelle-Écosse; Rivière Saint-Jean, Nouveau-Brunswick; Ristigouche au Québec.

Vol. 5. Plaisance, Terre-Neuve; Ile Royale incluant Louisbourg, Ile du Cap-Breton; Ile Saint-Jean, Ile du Prince-Édouard.

Vol. 6. Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon; Iles-de-la-Madeleine; Bordeaux, France; Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Bretagne, France; Louisiane, États-Unis.

Text in French.


A very good, unmarked set in slightly damaged slipcase (surface tear and one corner torn and tape-repaired). The 6-volume set for 500.00

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