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1 AGATE, James WHISTLER, Rex Kingdoms for Horses : Boxing, Cricket, Hackneys, Golf. in dustjacket
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1936, 
AGATE, James. Kingdoms for Horses [dj adds : Boxing, Cricket, Hackneys, Golf]. London : Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936. Pp (8),9-150,(2). Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Some of my hobby-horses—-Boxing and the games of Cricket and Golf—are still going strong in the public taste. But my first passion, "my early light, my music dying," in plain English theharness-Horse, is retreating towards limbo at full gallop. All the world k nows that on the road the horse no longer exists. When the Hackney Society held its show at Doncaster some years ago I motored thither, and all the way up the Great North Road met one horse—and he was looking over a hedge !" (p. 9). Elsinore Haultain (1894-1987) was sales manager of the Ryerson Press, Toronto, Canada. Lettering at top of spine rubbed, else very good in worn, chipped and browned dustjacket. Ex-libris Elsinore Haultain (with her autograph). 50.00

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Pink and Scarlet , ALDERSON, E.A.H., Lt.-Colonel
2 ALDERSON, E.A.H., Lt.-Colonel Pink and Scarlet
1900, 
ALDERSON, Lt.-Colonel E.A.H. Pink and Scarlet or Hunting as a School for Soldiering. L.: William Heinemann, 1900. Pp (6),[vii]xii,[1]-217,(1),(2,ads),[1]-32(cat dated 1900),+ 18 plates. 8vo, red and orange cloth. Bookplate, spotting to covers, endpapers foxed, else vg. 150.00

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3 ANDERSEN, Doris Ways Harsh & Wild. First Printing in dustjacket
J. J. Douglas Ltd., Vancouver, 1973, ISBN:0888940270 
AN DERSEN, Doris. Ways Harsh and Wild. Vancouver : J. J. Douglas Ltd., 1973. First Printing. Pp (8),9-239,(1).,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, bluish-greencloth, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "Ways Harsh and Wild' is a story of adventure and hardship in the Yukon and Alaska of goldrush days. But even more, it is an account of four people who courted this adventure and endured this hardship: Bill [Walker], who was seventeen years old in March 1900 when he escorted a team of horses from Victoria to Lake Bennett in the Yukon; his friend, Ted [Compton], of English gentry stock, whose resourcefulness and instinct for surviving in the harsh northern wilderness fortified young Bill and helped him learn his own strength; Maude, Bill's sisterand Ted's wife -- as strong-willed and independent as any modern day women 's libber -- who was bred a lady and carried her dreams with her into the cold north; and gentle but exuberant Alice, a courageous eighteen years old when she joined Bill as his bride in the goldfields of Alaska. Through the eyes of these four friends, the forbidding wilderness stands out starkly ... cold so intense it could cause an axe to snap in two; wild storms that struck without warning and travellers who defied those storms; tales of men maddened by greed or loneliness, of others sustained by comradeship or uplifted by another's courage. Here, played out in an uncompromising landscape of frozen earth and turbulent waters, is the drama of a pioneering family who learned to respect that landscape and to survive in spite of it." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. Youngster in the Yukon. 2. Hunger Up The Black. 3. Men of Independent Mind. 4. Struggle for Survival. 5. Maude at Mouse Point. 6. Neketla. 7. Innoko Gold. 8. Who Would Inhabit This Bleak World Alone? 9. Alice in Alaska. 10. Three Holes in the Ground. 11. The Long Journey Home. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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4 ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION LANDMAN, Rowland, preface Germany's New Nazis
Philosophical Library Publishers, New York, 1952, 
ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION. Germany's New Nazis. Prepared by the Anglo-JewishAssociation. New York : Philosophical Library Publishers, 1952. First US E dition. Pp (6),vii-x,1-76,(2). Map. 8vo, black front card cover lettered inred, yellow spine and rear cover. Contents : Preface by Rowland Landman; 1 . West Germany's Infant Democracy; 2. Democratic Forces; 3. Socialist ReichParty; 4. Other Extreme Nationalist Groups; 5. Trojan Horses; 6. Antisemit ism; 7. Democratic Counter-Action; 8. Conclusion. Edges and corners worn, else very good. 30.00

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5 Anonymous Story of Trotty. A Lolly Pop Book.
John Martin's House, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1949, 
(Anonymous). The Story of Trotty. A Lolly Pop Book. Kenosha, Wisconsin : John Martin's House, (1949). Pp (20). Illustrated. 16mo [4.0 by 3.25 inches],pink cloth tape spine, illustrated red paper covered boards. A miniature i llustrated children's book about a pony. Rubbed, else very good. 15.00

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6 Antigonish Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition, Antigonish, N.S., 1977
Nova Scotia Association of Exhibitions, Antigonish, 1977, 
Antigonish. Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition, Antigonish, N.S., 1977. Antigonish : Nova Scotia Association of Exhibitions, 1977. Pp. [1]-70. 8vo, illustrated card covers. The detailed rules and regulations for exhibitors and other participants in the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition. Covering the showing of horses, cattle, horse jumping, horse pulling, fruits and vegetables, floraculture, the 4-H sections, &c. The first page gives the 1977 Exhibitiondates for the whole province. Pp 45 - 70 comprise ads from Antigonish busi nesses & services (e.g.: the IGA Foodliner, Keltic Motors, Gold Star Christmas Tree Exporters Limited, Mosher Limestone, Goodman Co., Limited, Fred's Motels, Bill Lynch Shows Limited, Wong's Restaurant, the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen, and many more). Some soiling to front, pen stroke to front, else very good. 15.00

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7 ARMSTRONG, Bruce. RADDALL, Thomas, foreword. Sable Island. An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. New Edition, Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9780887809118 2010 0887809111 / 9780887809118 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island. [Front cover adds: "An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia"]. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2010). Pp. (6),7-192. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Large oblong 8vo (253 x 233 mm), photo-illustrated cardcovers with blue & grey spine, black & brown lettering to front cover & spine.

Bruce Owen Armstrong, né David Chalmers (b. 1933, Montreal - d. January 22, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia), aka Uncle Max and Magic Armstrong, magician, writer, gentleman.

Cover photo by Zoe Lucas.

"Sable Island is the world's most mysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometres off the shore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much attention because of its new designation as a National Park. Known for centuries as 'The Graveyard of the Atlantic,' its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailed to North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems to navigators. The home of the world's last herds of wild horses, the island is a fragile, shifting crescent of sand and grass whose beauty and violence has fascinated and inspired countless adventurers, writers, artists and scientists for over three hundred years.

Bruce Armstrong takes the reader on a personal journey to Sable. He brings to life the early shipwrecks, lifesaving establishments and settlement attempts that have marked the island's long and varied hisory. There are ghost stories, tales of exceptional bravery and first-hand imp[ressions of the island left by men and women such as Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Dorothea Dix and Alexander Graham Bell. Contemporary material about Sable is based on interviews with some of the people who lived in this lonely place as lifesavers, wireless operators, conservationists and scientific observers; their experiences contribute an immediate sense of Sable's spirit and power.

'Sable Island' is an imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos. It is also an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. 'Sable Island' was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Prize, the pre-eminent award for non-fiction in Atlantic Canada." - from the rear cover.

Introduction by Zoe Lucas;
Foreword by Thomas Raddall.

Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800).
1. A Dreamer's Return;
2. Haughtboyes and Horrors;
3. Early Ghosts and Visitations;
4. Clash and Disaster;
5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Reverend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston];
6. Wrecks and Rescue;
7. Sable's Pale Lady {Mrs Copeland].

Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900).
8. The Admiral;
9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby];
10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna];
11. Stars in the Ocean;
12. The Governor;
13. Century's End.

Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present).
14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall];
15. Lost Schooners;
16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson];
17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society].

Part Four : The Spirit of Sable.
18. Ponies;
19. Bestiary;
20. Dunes.

Appendices :
A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948;
B. Shipwrecks [a five-page annotated list];
C. The Status of Sable.

With bibliography and index of people and ships.

Very good. 18.00


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Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. First Edition in dustjacket, ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE
8 ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802024297 
ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE. Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1982). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]- xiv,[1]-242. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, dark grey cloth, black lettering to front and spine. "This volume is a tribute to the ironmasters - men of persistence, determination, and inventiveness, who have been little recorded or recognized; to the craftsmen whose high standards of design and fabrication allowed beauty to touchwhat could have been mundane - kettles, pots, sugar tongs, and above all, the stoves for which Canada is famous; and finally, to the worker in wrought iron whose creations reached a pinnacle in the magnificent fence enclosing the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. With 250 black and white illustrations of everything from steamships to stoves, trains to trivets, and spits to spittoons, this book provides an introduction to iron: its preparation, forming, application, and decorative properties and uses. The focus is primarily Canadian. As Eric Arthur explains: 'To some degree, to study iron in Canada is to follow the gradual sophistication of Canadian culture. Ironworking began in Canada, as elsewhere, to a large extent to produce implements ofthe utmost utility, yet even in these the creative abilities of the ironwo rker are visible. As Canadian society developed, ironworking gradually began to fulfil more sophisticated desires. Finally, the age of industrialization was based on the ability of the iron- worker to produce rails and locomotives, ships and machines - in short all the things that made the growth ofCanada possible.' " - from the dj. Contents: 1. The technology of iron; 2. The development of the Canadian iron and steel industry; 3. The hammer and the anvil: wrought iron (and The Lozeau crosses); 4. The engineer and the ironmaster: cast and rolled iron; 5. Fences, railings, and palings, iron grilles and gratings, hinges and hardware, handrails and stairs, doors, gates, portals and other grand entrances (with photo essay of Frederick Flatman and The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa); 6. Pots and pans, trivets and tongs, cauldrons and kettles, spits and spittoons, irons and andirons, and muchelse; 7. Initiative, inventiveness, and daring in nineteenth-century archi tecture cast in iron (with a photo essay on the Hamilton Pump-House); 8. Stoves for all seasons: for heating and cooking -- ornate for the opulent, modest for the majority -- firebacks and fireplaces, mantels and other iron accoutrements; 9. Iron ships and iron horses: the pioneer developers. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950.  First Edition., BALLEM, Charlie
9 BALLEM, Charlie More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950. First Edition.
Acorn Press, Charlottetown, PEI, 2004, ISBN:1894838084 2004 1894838084 / 9781894838085 
BALLEM, Charlie. More Than Just a Game : One Hundred Years of Organized Sport in Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950. Charlottetown : The Acorn Press, 2004. First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-290,(2). With 144 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated red card covers.

Henry Charles "Charlie" Ballem (b. June 2, 1929, Mount Albion, Prince Edward Island - d. June 15, 2010 Halifax, Nova Scotia).

"More Than Just a Game chronicles of one hundred years of organized sport in Prince Edward Island, from the Island and Maritime playing fields to the ultimate athletic achievement in amateur sport: the Olympic Games. It tells the story of how sporting teams came together to create community, and at the same time, brought communities together.

Included are the stories of athletes such as Bill Halpenny, PEI's first athlete to compete in the Olympics in 1904 and 1912; Michael Thomas, an Island Mi'kmaq, the best and most highly publiciized distance runner in Eastern Canada in 1912; and world-famous Joe O'Brien, a harness-racing driver from Alberton who could communicate with horses by the way he held the reins.

The script is punctuated with accounts of athletic excellence, expressions of community pride, and the visionary leadership of men and women who recognized the value of sport as an integral component of community life. What transpired is a story of atnietic excellence by men and women who forged a sport legacy for Prince Edward Island that extends well over a century." - from the rear cover.

Foreword by Ron H. Atkinson;
Part I.
1. The Early Years : A Sense of Community;
2. "Sport for all (most)";
3. Post-time, Gentlemen;
4. Towards an Organized Sport System;
5. Hockey : Winter's Favourite Pastime;
6. Leadership and Athletic Excellence;

Part II.
7. War and Rejuvenation;
8. Only Gold : Maritime Champions in Hockey / Track and Field;
9. The Resilience of Sport;
10. Turbulent times for Senior Hockey.

Part III.
11. Sport Battles;
12. Reclaiming Excellence.
Epilogue.
With notes and index.

Very good. 17.50


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10 BANKS, A.B. Schemes for the Encouragement of Agriculture and Stock Raising. 1937 Edition.
Newfoundland Department of Rural Reconstruction, Agricultural Division, St. John's , 1937, 
(BANKS, A.B., Director of Agriculture). Schemes for the Encouragement of Agriculture and Stock Raising. 1937 Edition. St. John's : Newfoundland Department of Rural Reconstruction, Agricultural Division, Bulletin No. 5, 1937. Pp [1]-47,(1). 8vo, green printed stapled card covers. O'Dea 2241. Contents: 1. Bonus on Clearing Land. 2. Bonus on Colts Got by Pure Bred Stallions. 3. Bonus on Purchase of Pure Bred Bulls. 4. Bonus on Purchase of Pure Bred Rams. 5. Bonus on Purchase of Pure Bred Boars. 6. Bonus on Cockerels. 7. L oan of Stallions. 8. Loan of Pure Bred Bulls. 9. Loan of Pure Bred Boars. 10. Loan of Rams. 11. Poultry Clubs. 12. Swine Clubs. 13. Junior Calf Clubs.14. Junior Garden Clubs. 15. Junior Sheep Clubs. 16. Sheep Fairs. Rubbed a nd edge-browned, surface tear to rear cover, else very good. 60.00

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11 BARKHOUSE, Janet BRATT, Sally Sable Island - Imagine! Second Printing
Curriculum Plus Publishing Copmany , Toronto, 2010, ISBN:9781442800908 
BARKHOUSE, Janet. Sable Island - Imagine! Illustrated by Sally Bratt. Toronto : Curriculum Plus Publishing Copmany, (2010). Second Printing. Pp (5),6-48. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illusrated blue card covers, lettered in blue and white. Joyce Carman Barkhouse, née Killam CM ONS (b. May 3, 1913, Woodville, Kings County, Nova Scotia – d. February 2, 2012, Bridgewater, LunenburgCounty, Nova Scotia) Canadian children's writer best known for writing his torical fiction. "' 'Look over there,' Debbie says, after about thirty minutes of flying over the sea. 'That is Sable Island.' She points, but at firtst you can't see anything. Then you see it!" Sable Island is home to hundreds of wild horses, and thousands of seals and birds. Yet fewer than ten people live there. Because it is far from the mainland, people rarely have a chance even to visit this amazing Canadian island made of sand. Imagine you are one of those rare visitors! " (from the back cover). Contents : Map of Sable Island. Introduction. 1. Off to Sable Island!. 2. Sable Island Station. 3. Wild Horses. 4. The History of the Sable Horses. 5. More Wildlife. 6.How Children Saved the Horses. 7. Goodbye to Sable Island. Penned initials , else very good. NOTE: Shipping should be less for this small item. 10.00

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Older Ways  : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket, BARSS, Peter. Gordon, Joleen, craft notes. BARSS, Taiya.
12 BARSS, Peter. Gordon, Joleen, craft notes. BARSS, Taiya. Older Ways : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket
Van Nostrand Reinhold, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0442296282 1980 0442296282 / 9780442296285 
BARSS, Peter. Older Ways : Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen. Craft notes by Joleen Gordon. Toronto : Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. First Printing. Pp[1]-142,(2). Double column. B&w photos throughout. 4to, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"There was a time, not long ago, when the survival of the small, often isolated communites of Atlantic Canada depended solely on the resourcefulness of their people. Combining their skills, energy and ingenuity, they were able to produce the tools and equipment needed for their way of life. Fishermen knit their own nets but often went to other people toget them rigged. Farmers relied on the blacksmith to forge shoes for their oxen and horses. Women met to hook mats, sew quilts and warp their looms. The men and women who possessed the skills to make these essential items did not think of themselves as artists; their work evolved ouit of the necessities of everyday life.

Older Ways is a book that beautifully captures the work of a few of the remaining traditional Nova Scotian craftsmen. Thirty are presented through their own words and in striking, often moving, photographs by Peter Barss. They talk about their values, the love they have for their work and their regret at the passing of a way of life. Some, like Jane Hiltz, who makes braided hats, are teaching their craft to younger people; others, like cooper Ray Gates, believe their skills will die with them: 'Today there'd be no pint in a young feller to learn how to make barrels... there's no call for apple barrels...They tell me for shipping...they want square boxes.'

Craft notes, written by Joleen Gordon and illustrated with delightful line drawings by Taiya Barss, provide additional interesting information on the history of each craft and how the objects are made and used." - from the dust jacket.

Fish nets (Carl Bush),
witherod baskets (Bernard Mossman),
witherod eelpots (Victor Bush),
decoys (Perlus Finck),
canoes (Harold Gates, pp.32-35),
shingle sleds (Durward Tupper),
snowshoes (Wilson Sarty),
apple and potato baskets (Noel Smith),
apple ladders (Ralph Mahar),
hooked mats (Anne Wile),
lobster mitts (Eva Young),
weavers (Peryle Lowe),
tool handles (David Wile),
barrels (Ray Gates),
butter churns (Ashton Reeves),
sheepskins (Edith Zillig),
harnesses (Bernard Young),
hay rakes (Sam Herman),
crooked knives (Andrew Jackson Mooers),
braided hats (Jane Hiltz),
wooden spoons (Alex Hiltz),
sheen brooms (Clarence Keddy),
quilts (Grace Russell),
ox whips (Stanley Russell),
ox yokes (Grover Boland),
sailmaking (Everett Lohnes and Harold Stevens, pp.116-123),
blacksmithing (Archie McKnight and Freeland Minard),
and the craft of the wheelwright (Arthur Ernst).

Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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13 BASSETT, Fletcher S. Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors In all Lands and at allTimes.
Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago and New York, 1885, 
BASSETT, Fletcher S. Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors Inall Lands and at all Times. Chicago and New York : Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. First Edition. Pp (2),[1]-505,(5), frontis. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black and gilt illustration and lettering to front board and spine floral decorated endpapers. Table of Contents : Preface. I. The Sea-Dangers: Rocks, Water-spouts and Whirlpools, Tides, Moon and Weather, Winds and Wind-Gods. II. Te Gods, Saints and Demons of the Sea: Nick and DavyJones, The Virgin. III. Wind-Makers and Storm-Raisers: Witches, Weather-wi se Animals, Storm-raising Deeds. IV. Water-Spirits and Mermaids: Sea-Giantsand Dwarfs, Water-Horses and Bulls. V. The Sea Monsters and Sea Serpents: The Kraken or Island-Fish, Sea Monks, Sea Snakes. VI. Legends of the Finny Tribes: Jonah Stories, Sharks, Porpoises and Seals, Fish Stories. VII. Stories of Other Animals: Shell-fish, The Barnacle-tree, Four-footed Animals, Birds and Insects. VIII. Spectres of the Sea: Apparitions, Ghosts, Spectral Lands, St. Elmo's Lights. IX. The Death Voyage to the Earthly Paradise or Hell: Death-barks, Ocean Paradises, Canoe Burial. X. The Flying Dutchman: Phantom Boats, Intelligent Ships, Curious Barks, Ocean Wanderers. XI. Sacrifices, Offerings and Oblations. XII. Ceremonies and Festivals: Launching, Crossing the Line, Wedding the Adriatic, Fishermen's Feasts. XIII. Luck, Omens, Images and Charms: Lucky Men, Unlucky Ships, Friday, Images on Ships, TheCaul. XIV. Miscellaneous: The Drowned and Drowning, Sunken Bells and Towns , The Lodestone, The Deluge, Famous Voyages. Index. Fletcher S. Bassett (1847-1893) was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Wear to spine ends and edges, damp spotting to cloth, small dent to top edge of front board at spine, elsea very good, solid copy. 950.00

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14 BASTEDO, Jamie TOOKE, Susan Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island. First Edition in dustjacket
Red Deer Press, Calgary, AB, 2007, ISBN:9780889953505 
BASTEDO, Jamie. Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. (Calgary, Alberta) : Red Deer Press, (2007). First Printing. Unpaginated. Pp [32]. Large 8vo, art-illustrated (sames as the jacket) paper-covered boards. Map front end-papers. Jamie Bastedo (b. 1955). Susan Tooke, a Halifax artist and illustrator. "The horses of Sable Island are a romantic and enduring symbol of the will to survive in a harsh, unforgiving environment. Several hundreds of these wild horses live on the windswept beaches and dunes of this remote island off the shores of Nova Scotia. Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island is a re-creation of one of the most fascinating episodes in the history of these wild creatures: the moment in 1960 when it was decided the horses would be removed from theisland and auctioned off, many of them to be slaughtered for dog food. Sch oolchildren across North America Canada's prime minister [John Diefenbaker]to pleading that he restore the horses to the island and save them from ce rtain death. Responding to the public outcry, the canadian government actedquickly to protect the horses. This fictional account of that pivotal mome nt in the island's history follows young Lucas Beauregard, son of the retiring superintendent of Sable Island, as he befriends and then plots to save Gem, one of the horses of Sable Island. The horses of Sable Island are a national treasure, not only because their history dates back to the early settlement of Canada, but also because their preservation showed the world that children can make a difference." - from the jacket. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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15 BELLIVEAU, John Edward Monctonians, Volume 2 : Scamps. Scholars and Politicians. First Printing in dustjacket, signed.
Lancelot, Hantsport, 1982, ISBN:0889991715 
BELLIVEAU, John Edward. The Monctonians: Scamps, Scholars and Politicians. Vol. 2. Illustrated. Hantsport: Lancelot Press, (1982). First Printing. Pp (3),4-331,(1). Illustrated with 99 black and white photo reproductions. 8vo, printed grey card covers, black lettering to front, in illustrated white jacket, orange and black lettering to front cover. "This is the story of bitterly fought contests for political, financial, linguistic and cultural power in an old Canadian city. It is the rise of an increasingly cosmopolitancommunity now known as Greater Moncton. Like its predecessor, the first vo lume of The Monctonians, thisfinal volume is mainly about people, some proud, some prickly, and all invariably interesting. The first book dealt with the men and women who had founded and developed the city from 1766 to the opening of the 20th Century. This concerns those who built it in the eight decades since. During this period, the community's character has been altered by the emergence of an energetic and educated minority of French-speakingcitizens. This did not happen calmly and hte inside story of the language conflict and its origins is told here for the first time in either English or French." - from the front flap of the dustjacket. Contents: A Word of Introduction; Politics and Patronage; Moncton was Cooking with Gas; The Days of Sport and Murder; No Language Divisions in the Cemetery; A Well Contented Mixture; Derby Hats and Pegtop Pants; Biscuits and Barter; Family Dynastyin Wood; Heroes and Railroaders; The Great Promoter; Growth, Gallaghers an d Parlees; Prohibition, Eaton's and Society; The Local "Characters"; FamilyRace Horses and Fancy Cars; Broadcasters and Burbanks; Up in the Air with Jenny; Hard Times and Cadillacs; Grammar, Papers and Politics; Rise of Wealth and Power; May, Murder and Abduction; The Incredible Monctonian; A Man and his University; A Mayor in VIolent Times; New Mayor Bites the Dust; No Fiddlers on the Roof; The Tammany Twins; The Old (But New) Neighbors; A CityCome of Age. Very good in nicked, spine-sunned dustjacket. Signed and insc ribed by Belliveau on the title page. 25.00

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16 BLACK, Mark, and Paul McNAIR, (eds.). CHAULK, Bob Moments in Time : Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling. First Edition
Seniors' Advocate / (Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Dartmouth / Halifax, 2008, ISBN:9780981034706 
BLACK, Mark, and Paul McNAIR, (eds.). Moments in Time : Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling. (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) : The Seniors' Advocate / (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Parkinson Society Maritime Region, (2008). First Edition. Pp (2),i-viii,1-208,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers. “The Seniors' Advocate, a publication devoted to informing, entertaining, and serving the needs of senior Nova Scotians is celebrating its 25thanniversary. In order to mark this auspicious event, the Seniors' Advocate , in partnership with the Parkinson Society Maritime Region, has published a collection of stories and articles from various past issues dating back over the last quarter century.” (p. i). A few of the 69 articles include : Steamships of Halifax (pp.2-5, by Bob Chaulk); Lydia E. Pinkham and 19th Century Women's Medicine (pp.8-11, by Bob Chaulk); Temperance Drinks (pp.12-15, by Bob Chaulk); A Brief History of Imperoyal Refinery (pp.16-19, by Bob Davis); Remembering Clayton and Sons (pp.23-25, a busoiees on Jacob and Barrington streets, and its survival in the Halifax Explosion, by Bob Davis); British War Hero and American POWs Buried in Halifax (pp.122-125, by Harry Chapman); The True History of the Origin of Ice Hockey; Fishing and Hunting for Seniors; Don Messer: Goin' to the Barn Dance Tonight; Hank Snow: A Story Worth Waiting For; The Halifax Explosion, Still Remembered by Present-DayGeneration (pp.126-130, by Harry Chapman);; Canada & the Underground Railr oad; Who Were the Black Loyalists?; Early Times in Bear River (pp.131-133, by Matt Todd); Freemasonry in Halifax - 1750 (pp.139-141, by Matthew F. Todd); Starting School Sixty Years Ago (pp. 152-154, by Laurent d'Entremont); Acadien Raconteur : The Shopmobile : An Industrial Arts School on Wheels inthe 1940s (pp. 155-157, by Laurent d'Entremont); Historically Speaking Mel ville Island (pp.161-163, by Matt Todd); Hon. Alexander Keith 1795 - 1873 (pp.164-167, by Matthew F. Todd); The Covered Wooden Bridges of Nova Scotia;St. Paul Island "The. Graveyard of the Gulf"; The Sable Island Horses in W inter (pp.206-208, with a photo by Zoe Lucas). Very good. 15.00

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17 BOLINDER, Gustav Indians on Horseback. First Edition in dustjacket.
Dennis Dobson, London, 1957, 
BOLINDER, Gustav. Indians on Horseback. London: Dennis Dobson, (1957). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-189,(3), colour frontispiece, + 20 p. of black and white plates and 4 leaves of colour plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, cream cloth with blue lettering to spine. "The distinguished Swedish anthropologist, author of 'Devilman's Jungle', here describes the lives, customs,and beliefs of a race of South American Indians who live on the Guajira Pe ninsula, the shores of which are washed by the warm Caribbean, giving it a different climate and nature from other, adjacent parts of the continent. The people , too, difer largely from most of their fellows in our day, for they are warlike, proud, and independent. They are the only mounted nomads among the natives of America and they are led by powerful chiefs. They have longest maintained their independence and their remarkable customs. They have been left in peace largely because their country is arid and unattractive, but also because they are not to be trifled with." - from the dustjacket. Small dampspot to bottom edge, name expunged from flyleaf, else very goodin unclipped, brightly-illustrated dustjacket. 25.00

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18 BORSON, Roo. MALTMAN, Kim. Transparence Of November Snow.
Quarry Press, Kingston, 1985, ISBN:0919627307 
BORSON, Roo & Kim MALTMAN. The Transparence Of November Snow. (Kingston : Quarry Press, 1985). Pp. (10),11-67,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering to front cover and spine. Includes the following poems:I: The Transparence of November: "The Transparence of November", "Dove", ' Pearls", "Cygnus", "Upset, Unable to Sleep, I Go For a Walk and Stumble Upon Some Geese", "Winter", "Danger". II: Trust: "Pastorale", "Burn" ,"Dependence In Winter", "Fox", "Field Mouse", "Wood", "Rabbit", "Trust". III: Warmth: "Circa 1930, Cool Dawns", "Stormlight", "Warmth", "Sweet Basil", "The Trellis", "Clary", "Night Train". IV: Grid: "Grid", "July", "History", "Barge", "Just Before Dawn", "Soundless", "Ownership". V: Tyranny: "Snow", "Grey", "The Gardener Who Was Taken From His Home During the War and Did Not Trust Those Who Would Not Love Flowers", "Altruism", "Coal", "The Gatherers of Dead Wood", "Tyranny". VI: Snow: "Comfort", "Wild Horses", "The Heart FallsAsleep", "Wild Strawberries", "Golden Gate Park, 1969", "On the Dock", and "Snow". Very good. 20.00

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19 BOYD, Hugh New Breaking : An Outline of Co-Operation Among the Farmers of Western Canada. First Edition in dustjacket
J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, Toronto & Vancouver, 1938, 
BOYD, Hugh. New Breaking : An Outline of Co-Operation Among the Farmers of Western Canada. Toronto & Vancouver : J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, (March 1938). First Edition. Pp (10),11-215,(1), frontispiece + 12 leaves ofplates Jacket design by Rowland Trevor. Printed by the Hugh Heaton Printin g House, Limited. Hugh Ross Cameron Boyd (b. 24 Jul 1900 in Ashgrove, Inverness, Scotland - d. 14 Dec 1964 in Edmonton, Alberta). Peel 6157. Not in Watters. "• The author presents in this book an up-to-date and stimulating account of the long and well-sustained farmer struggle for the most satisfactory co-operative method of marketing our wheat and other farm produce. Thiis is coupled with the story of securing appropriate legislation and amendments, designed to protect the producer from the abuses and practices more orless inherent in the warehousing, transporting and handling of grain. • Th e principle of co-operation is amongst the most important of the great forces which are striving for the shaping of our civilization to-day. As a principle it is opposed to the idea ot the "survival of the fittest." Even whenthe system which glorified competition was in its heydey, many men and wom en turned in self-protection to another way of living, and in the mid-nineteenth century laid the foundations of a social and economic order m which co-operation was to be dominant. Everybody who is interested in this aspect of the ever-widening co-operative movement, will find "New Breaking" stimulating reading. • The story of the organised rural activities dating back tosmall beginnings at the turn of the century, are here set forth in consecu tive order, and in a manner designed to be fair and just to all parties concerned. Mr. Boyd has written an interesting, informative and readable book.• An appreciative Foreword is contributed by the Hon. W. R. Motherwell. " - from the dj. Contents: Foreword; Introduction: Concerning Mutual Help; 1.In the Early Days; 2. The Farmers Organize; 3. The Sintaluta Trial and Aft er; 4. Partridge's Plan; 5. Battles of the Grain Growers Grain Company; 6. Two Elevator Experiments in Manitoba; 7. Co-operative Elevators Across the Prairies; 8. The Terminal Question; 9. Expansion and Amalgamation; 10. Canada's First Wheat Board ; 11. The First Drive for Marketing Control; 12. NewPlans and an Ally; 13. The Bone of Contention; 14. The Coming of the Pools ; 15. From Producer to Consumer; 16. The Pools Build Elevators ; 17. Trouble; 18. Fighting Back; 19. National Marketing Again; 20. The Pools and the Grain Inquiry of 1937; 21. The Farmer as Producer and Consumer. With a chronology, a "Short Book List," and index. Photo captions: "The Next Generation" (young farmboy, frontispiece), "Loading a Steamer with Wheat at Churchillon Hudson Bay"; "Putting in the Crop" (with team of horses, opp. 17); "In the Qu'Appelle Valley. In this region the Agricultural Co-opeerative Movement of Western Canada had its Beginning" (opp. 32); "W. R. Motherwell. and Peter Dayman" (opp. 49); "Homestead in Northern Saskatchewan" (opp. 64); "Directors and Officers of the Grain Growers Grain Company, 1910-11" (group photo, with names, opp. 80); "One of the Earliest Farmer-Owned Elevators" / "Section of the Port Arthur Waterfront" (opp. 81); "The Harbour, Fort William" (several ships, two tugs, opp. 96); "Threshing Scene in the Early 'Twenties" (opp. 97); "Harvest on the Manitoba Plains" (opp. 112); "Central Selling Agency of the Canadian Wheat Pools, Board of Directors and Officials, 1927-28" (group photo, with names, opp. 113); "A Shipping Point in Southern Alberta" (view of train and elevators, opp. 128); "Port Terminal No.7, Port Arthur (Capacity 6,900,000 Bushels), which was Constructed for the Saskatchewan Wheat pool in 1928" (a view from the water which shows two grain ships, one being in the Canadian Steamship Lines fleet, opp. 129); "A Canadian Wheat Cargo Reaches the Port of Antwerp" (showing a freighter with two lighters alongside, opp. 160); "Pool Terminal and Vancouver Harbour by Moonlight" (opp. 177); "'One Northern' : A Farm near Regina" (opp. 192). Very good in very good slightly soiled and lightly spine-sunned dustjacket. A lovely copy. 40.00

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20 BOYDELL, Marion Red Cross Capers
Lancelot, 1993, ISBN:0889995079 
BOYDELL, Marion. Red Cross Capers . [Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press], 1993. Pp. 41. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, red and black lettering to front cover and spine. Contents: Joining the British Red Cross; Training Weekends; Simulated Accidents; Shows and Exhibitions; Dealing with Horses and Jockeys; Training Weekends and Tests; Picture Section; Swimming; All Sorts of Jobs; His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 6.00

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