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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 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition, paperback, Signed
NC Press, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:091960031x 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. [Cover adds: "Poems from Prince Edward Island"]. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. Pp. (8),9-122,(6). 8vo, illustratedorange card covers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlotte town, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamedThe People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwrigh t. Includes the following poems: "The Island Means Minago", "The Island", "I Milton Acorn", "To Write a Love Poem", "Lea Side in a Gale", "Offshore Breeze", "Rent Collection", "To Write a Poem of Walter Patterson", "I Wish toWrite an Assinine Mock-Ode", "The Execution of William Able, Rent Collecto r, by a Farmer Named Pierce", "William Cooper", "Hypothetical Meeting Between William Cooper and William Lyon Mackenzie", "William Lyon Mackenzie", "1837-39", "John Dhru MacIntosh Stands Up in Church", "You Growing", "GrowingOn", "A Shard of Steel", "The Schooner", "Dragging for Traps", "The Squall ", "That Corrugated Look to Water", "Whale Poem", "The Figure in the Landscape", "Winter Sunrise", "January Sparrow", "Charlottetown Harbour", "Old Property", "Bump, Bump, Bump Little Heart", "A Hard Knot", "When My Lover Looks at Me", "The Wind Rustles the Forest", "The Red Rooster", "Whatever Happened to Princetown", "The Trout Pond", "Hummingbird", "Scene from the Road to Charlottetown", "George Coles", "Incident from the Land Struggle", "I Worry", "Death Walks on Petty Feet", "Interpretation of a Cannon", "The Bronze Piper", "Hundred Proof Earth", "Belle", "Islanders", "Callum", "The Houseis Gone", "The Ballad of the Pink-Brown Fence", "Daddy", "Poem", "Ham and One", "My Soul's a Wolverine", "Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage", "I Wanted to Love You", "Sometimes I Nibble My Heel", "Islanders Are...", "The Newfie Bullet", "The Fighting Cape Bretoners", "Jim", "Tom Thomson's Photo", "Rose in Absence", "The Lead War", "Ojibway Louis Cameron Speaks in Toronto", "Boundless Alcoholics of the Boundless West", "Joe Euston", "Passing Monument", "Hotel Fire", "Mister Trotsky", "We Carried Him...", "and "If You're Stronghearted". Light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed anddated (without inscription) by Acorn on the half-title leaf. 50.00

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6 ADAMS, Richard BAYLEY, Nicola Tyger Voyage
Jonathan Cape, London, 1976, ISBN:0224012371 
ADAMS, Richard. The Tyger Voyage. London: Jonathan Cape, (1976). Pp. [1]-30, (2). Illustrated by Nicola Bayley. 8vo, illustrated green card covered boards. The story told in rhyming verse of two shipwrecked tigers and their adventures in distant lands. Rear paste-down starting to come unglued, lightwear to corners and ends of spine, else vg. 10.00

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7 Africa) Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together with a Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains of the "Dark Continen
James Sangster and Co., London, 1890, 
(Africa). Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together witha Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, L akes and Mountains of the "Dark Continent." London : James Sangster and Co., n.d. [1890?]. Pp (6),[5]-396, frontispiece. Numerous wood engravings in text (some full-page). Large 8vo, lavender cloth, front board and spine illustrated and lettered in gilt, black and red. Contents : Introduction. 1. Adventures of James Bruce—Adventures of Mungo Park—The Niger Expedition, and its Failure. 2. Samuel Crowther, the Negro Missionary—Captain Burton's Criticisms—Speke and the Victoria Nyanza—Sir Roderick Murchison-Baker and the Albert Nyanza. 3. Great Revival of Religion—Missions Resulting from it—The Remarkable Career of James Wilson-The "Duff"—Martyn, Morrison, Patteson, Heber, Williams, Smith, and Moffat. 4. David Livmgstone—His Birth—Hardships ofhis Career—Resolves to be a Missionary—Goes to Ongar—Arrives at the Cape—H istory of the Country and its Inhabitants. 5. Adventure with a Lion—Missionary Wanderings— The Bakwains — Sechele — Description of the Country—The Boers. 6. Missionary Work—Relics of Animal Worship—Removal to Chonuane—Baptismof Sechele—Ravages of the Tsetse—A Pleasant River Trip—Discovery of Lake N gami. 7. Livingstone and the Great Chief Sebituane - He Mourns his Death - Discovery of th Zambesi in Mid-Africa - The Suppression of Slavery—Return to the Cape. 8. Journey of Exploration— Kuruman—Sechele—Sekeletu—Flora and Fauna—Life amongst the Natives—Female Chieftains Interviewed—A faint Tradition of the Deluge. 9. Journeyings continued—At Shinte's Village — Native Smiths—Bechuana Vocabulary - Difficulties in the Way—The Ocean Reached—What they said in England. 10. At Loanda— Monteiro's Description of the West Coast—The Journey back—Arrival at Linyanti—Results of the Journey. 11. Moffat inwSearch of Livingstone—Affecting Meeting with a Dropsical King—Brave and H onourable Conduct of Natives—Stores for Livingstone safely deposited. 12. Off to the East Coast - The Victoria Falls - Threatening Attitude of Natives- Sekwebu's Suicide—The Gospel of Commerce. 13. The Return of Livingstone— His Reception in London, Manchester, and other Centres - Prospects of Mission Work. 14. A Great Farewell Meeting—Setting out again for Africa—A DeadlyRegion—Hippopotami Hunters—A Climb over Burning Rocks. 15. Up the Shire - Animal Life on the River—Discuvery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa - The Brewing of African Beer—Funerals and Wedding Processions. 16. At t the Victoria Falls—A Royal Leper—Natives Discuss the Resurrection—Narrow Escape from aTerrible Whirlpool—Livingstone Lost by his Party—A Storm on Lake Nyassa. 1 7. The Return of the Wanderer—Publication of the "Zambesi and its Tributaries - Setting out to Africa for the Last Time. 18. Henry Stanley's Early History - The "New York Herald" Expedition—Its Equipment at Zanzibar - A Marchto the Land of the Moon. 19. Stanley describes Livingstone — They Feast to gether — Stanley's Return — Lieutenant Cameron's Travels and Adventures. 20. Death of Livingstone—Arrival of the Body at Southampton—Impressive Reception - Funeral at Westminster Abbey, 21. Emin Pasha.—The Relief Expedition—Privations and Sufferings on the March—Meeting with Emin—Stanley's Return for the Rearguard—Homeward March—Accident to Emin - Stanley's Safe Arrival atZanzibar—Telegram from the Queen. 22. Gordon and Emin Pasha—Gordon's Early Career—He goes to the Crimea—Chinese Gordon—In the Soudan—The Two Heroes—G ordon's Death. Cloth rubbed and edgeworn, title page detaching, with two first prize for attendance bookplates dated 1891, else good. 50.00

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8 AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I. Native Policy of the Voortrekkers 1836-1858 : An Essay in the History of the Interior of South Africa – 1836-1858.
Maskew Miller Limited, Cape Town : Maskew Miller Limited,, 1928, 
AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I. The Native Policy of the Voortrekkers 1836-1858 : An Essay in the History of the Interior of South Africa – 1836-1858. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Limited, n.d. [1928?]. Pp (2),[i]-xix,(1),1-228,(2),+ fold ing map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. Preliminaries of the Great Trek. 2. On Trek. 3. The Republic of Natal. 4. Early Days in the Transvaal Territory. 5. The Beginning of theSouth African Republic. 6. The Missionaries. 7. The Controversy - I. The R epublic, the Tribes and the Missionaries. 8. The Controversy – II. The Farmer and the Native. 9. Labour and Slavery – I. The Question of Apprenticeship. 10. Labour and Slavery – II. The labour Tax. Appendix I. Livingstone theGun-Runner. Appendix II. The Anti-Slavery Agitation of 1868 and 1869. Appe ndix III. Apprenticeship in Operation. Cocked, light wear to spine ends, corners bumped, inner hinges cracked, name, else good in worn, torn, browned dustjacket. 35.00

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9 AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, ISBN:0224019023 
AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. London: Jonathan Cape, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-245,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Poor Sophy. She was pushed to her death from an eighth-storey window and they calledit suicide. Blaney remembered her from Berlin all those years ago -- that maniacal laugh of hers with the remorseless rhythm of a police siren. People were always reminding Blaney of something he already knew: he was not cutout to be a spy. That's why he'd left it all behind in the early 1960s and taken to selling people 'security' against a rising tide of armed crime. I t was currently his opinion that there was no such thing as security, just as there was no such thing as an ex-spy. Here he was, seventeen years later, with McIver breathing down his neck to discover why everyone connected with the Berlin operation was suddenly dropping dead. It was an interesting enough question, since Blaney had a fine chance of being next." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Uncommon. 100.00

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10 ALASKA-PILOT) United States Coast Pilot 9. Pacific and Arctic Coasts. 8th ed pb.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce, 1977, 
(ALASKA-PILOT). Pacific and Arctic Coasts : Alaska, Cape Spencer to Beaufort Sea. Eighth edition. Washington, DC: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce, 1977. Pp 349. 8vo, card covers. United States Coast Pilot 9. Slightly rubbed, lightly soiled, else vg. 20.00

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Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the PrivateJournals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales., Albert Victor, Prince and George of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Prince DALTON, John N.
11 Albert Victor, Prince and George of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Prince DALTON, John N. Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the PrivateJournals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales.
Macmillan, London, 1886, 
Albert Victor, Prince and Prince George of Wales. The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the Private Journals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales. With Additions by John N. Dalton. [In Two Volumes]. London : Macmillan and Co., 1886.First English Edition. Pp [i]-xxviii,[1]-675,(1),+ frontis.; [i]-xii,[1]-803,(1), + 6 Plates. Also, many text illustrations and maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Vol.I. - The West and the South. The Mediterranean - Teneriffe - West Indies - Bermudas - Vigo - Ferrol - St. Vincent - The Plate - Falkland Islands - Cape of Good Hope - Australia - Fiji. Vol.II. - The East. Japan - China - Straits Settlements - Ceylon - Egypt - Palestine - The Mediterranean. Spines darkened, cloth rubbed, wear to spine ends and corners, spotting/staining to rear board of Vol.II and front board of Vol. I, date ink-stamp to front free endpapers of both volumes, some foxing to folding map,else a very good set. the set for 800.00

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12 ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. US in dj
Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1959, 
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. With the Collaboration of Jennie B. Pope.[With a foreword by VIce Admiral Edward L. Cochrane]. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1959). Pp. (4),v-xii,1-316, frontis.+ 8 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. "This is the story of American maritime relations with South, East, and West Africa, where the unexpected has suddenly become the order of the day. It is there that the trade of the United States has increased at a faster rate during the past four decades than anywhere else in the world. In this book, intertwined with the broad aspects of African trade and national shipping policy, is the specific achievement of the Farrell shipping service in helping link them together. [...] Having visited the coasts of Africa all the way from Cape Town to Zanzibar and from the Canaries and the Guinea Coast to the Congo, [Albion] gives a colorful picture of all sorts of ports of call and exotic cargoes in the amazingcontrasts of Africa today. There is much about the ships, of course, and l ong sea run down the South Atlantic and into the gales ofthe Indian Ocean; but also about the actual workings of a steamship line -- a mystery to mostof us. We hear of the captains and crews, the stevedores and longshoremen, the agents and overseas representatives, and the New York headquarters all the way up to the two Farrell brothers." - from the dj. Very good in nicke d, price-clipped dust jacket. 35.00

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13 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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14 ALEXANDER, Roy Cruise of the Raider Wolf. US no dj
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1939, 
ALEXANDER, Roy. The Cruise of the Raider Wolf. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1939. Pp 270. Map endpapers. 8vo, black cloth. Contents : The Wairuna's Interrupted Voyage; The Happenings at Sunday Island; Aboard a Minelayerat Work; The Wolf in the Tasman Sea; Mines Off the Australian Coast; On th e Hunt Off Suva; Life in the Prison Hold; The Flying Dutchman - Modern Version; The Capture of the Matunga; In Dutch New Guinea; The Singapore Minefields; Back to the Indian Ocean; Off the Maldive Islands - The Hitachi Maru; Off Madagascar; Round the Cape to the Atlantic; Through the Blockade to Kiel; Appendices : Trinidad Island and Its Raider Visitors; Von Luckner and the Raider Seeadler; S.M.S. Wolf and Ships Captured or Mined by Her. Dustjacket flaps glued in to endpapers, name ticket, else vg. 30.00

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15 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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16 ALLAN, William Studies in African Land Use in Northern Rhodesia.
Rhodes-Livingstone Institute / Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, Cape Town / London / New York, 1949, 
ALLAN, William. Studies in African Land Use in Northern Rhodesia. Cape Town/ London / New York : Published for The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by Ge offrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1949. Pp (8),[1]-85,(3). Maps. 8vo, blue printed card covers. The Rhodes-Livingstone Papers Number Fifteen. Contents : I. How much Land does a Man Require ? II. A Report on Agricultural and Land Problems within Mushiri's Area of the Lamba-Lima Reserve. III. A Reconnaissance Survey of the Land Problem in Mkushi District. IV. Resettlement of Native Populations in Northern Rhodesia. Note on the Chitemene Control Scheme. Lacking one-third of spine, spine and margins yellowed, departmental inkstamp, else good. 30.00

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Louisbourg : The Dream City of America First Edition., ALMON, Albert
17 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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18 American Neptune DEXTER, Ralph W. BUSCH, Briton Cooper DELGADO, James P. American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History, Volume 45, No. 2, Spring 1985
Peabody Museum of Salem, Salem, MA , 1985, 
(American Neptune). The American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History, Volume XLV, No. 2, Spring 1985. Salem, MA : Peabody Museum of Salem, 1985. Pp [77]-146. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated green, white and blue striped card covers. Contents : A Century of Fishery Biology at Cape Ann, Massachusetts (by Ralph W. Dexter). A Voyage to Java in 1799-1800 (by Frank B. Evans, III. The Dismission of Capt. Isaac Phillips (by Michael A. Palmer). Cape Verdeans in the American Whaling and Sealing Industry, 1850-1900 (by Briton Cooper Busch). The Education Department at the Peabody Museum of Salem (by Gail P. Hercher). In the Midst of a Great Excitement: The Argosy of the Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence (by James P. Delgado). Rubbed, else very good. 10.00

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19 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
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20 AMIS, Kingsley Alteration, The. First Edition in dustjacket
Cape, London, 1976, 
AMIS, Kingsley. The Alteration. London : Jonathan Cape, (1976). First Printing. Pp 208. 8vo, green cloth. Winner of the 1977 John W. Campbell MemorialAward for Best Science Fiction Novel "It is 1976, but things are not the s ame. Due to a slight alteration in history involving Catherine of Aragon, Martin Luther, Thomas More and others, a Holy Victory was won in an event called the War of the English Succession, and today England, like most of theworld, is virtually ruled by a Machiavellian Pope who hails from Yorkshire ." Name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 50.00

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