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1 ANDERSON, William James Two Chapters in the Life of F.M., H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Kent
Hunter, Rose & Company, Ottawa, 1869, 
ANDERSON, William James. Two Chapters in the Life of F.M., H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Kent. By William James Anderson, L.R.C. Surgeons, Edin., Vice-President Quebec Literary and Historical Society. Ottawa : "Printed by Hunter, Rose & Company", 1869. Pp [3]-23,(1). 8vo, sewn pink wrappers. "(Read before the Society, 1867.)". William James Anderson (b. November 2, 1812 at sea – d. May 15, 1873, Quebec City) physician, amateur geologist (with an interest in gold), and historian, who spent many years in Nova Scotia, particularly in the 1830s and 1840s. Contents: 1. Birth - Childhood - Early Education - Military Training - Luneberg - Hanover - Geneva - Gibraltar; 2. Quebec - Habits - Society - Desertion and Mutiny - Free School - De Salaberry Family- Addresses - Departure for the West Indies. With a poem on page 23: "The Dominion of the West" by W.B, :Toronto Nov.23, 1867". Lacking title-page (?), spine chipped, pencil notes to margin of one page,sunned, else very good. 20.00

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2 APPS, Michael FELL, Michael, Vice-Admiral Sir, foreword. Four Ark Royals. in dj.
William Kimber, 1976, 
APPS, Michael. The Four Ark Royals. With a Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Fell. L: William Kimber, (1976). Pp 256, [24] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An illustrated history of the four RN warships of this name: a sixteenth-century galleon and three aircraft carriers. Vg in price-clipped dj. 60.00

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3 BARKER, Malcolm J. SOBEY, T.C. SOBEY, Tim Courting Disaster. First Edition.
Fleetwood Publications Ltd, Halifax, N.S., 1990, ISBN:096945130X 
BARKER, Malcolm J., with T.C. SOBEY. Courting Disaster. Halifax, N.S.: Fleetwood Publications Ltd., (1990). First Edition. Pp (8),[1]-216,+ 16 pp plates. 8vo, purple cloth spine, white paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The hilarious and shocking recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official. “This book is totally different to any previous publications about the British Monarchy. Malcolm Barker - who at the age of twenty-one was one of the youngest people ever to join the Royal Household as an Official - haswritten a fascinating insight into life in Queen Elizabeth II's Court. Rat her than concentrating on the Royal Family themselves, Mr Barker focuses onthe people that surround them, from the Queen's most senior advisors down to the most humble staff. Behind the glamourous facade of Court life there lies the appalling truth - that the Royal Household personnel regard themselves as being of far more importance than the Monarch herself. The result is a litany of corruption, blatant sexual perversion and gross disloyalty, which is completely out of control, with Queen Elizabeth and her family innocently trapped in the middle of it. Because of this, Malcolm Barker's storyis full of amusing anecdotes and bizarre humor. Lurking behind the endless scandals there is a list of characters which a comedy script writer could never invent; these are people who so happily defy their entrusted responsibilities that one can only marvel at the boldness of their antics. In 'Courting Disaster' one enters a hitherto unexplored world, which makes compelling and thought-provoking reading, and which more than justifies the title of the book.” (from the dj). T.C. Sobey was a Canadian citizen residing in Nova Scotia, who attended the same British boarding-school as his co-author.Bookplate, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 14.00

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4 BAXTER, Beverley Beverley Baxter Reveals Why Edward Quit : The Abdication of Edward VIII ...The Tragedy of Edward
Maclean's , 1937, 
BAXTER, Beverley. Beverley Baxter Reveals Why Edward Quit : The Abdication of Edward VIII : Texts of the Messages, Speeches and Documents Recording the Renunciation of the Throne [and] The Tragedy of Edward : An Editorial from Maclean's Magazine. [Toronto] : (Maclean's Magazine, 1937). Pp (2),3-31,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, orange stapled card covers, lettered in maroon. Contents : Why Edward Quit 9by Beverley Baxter) : He Ensured His Own Defeat; A Sea of Implacable Friends; His Advisers "Intellectual Second-Raters"; A Woman in Love with Herself; I Am Not Fit to be King. The Abdication of Edward VIII : The Message of Abdication; Mr. Baldwin's Speech; Edward's Farewell; Queen Mary's Message; Abdication Bill; Proclamaton nof George VI. The Tragedy of Edward : An Editorial Reprinted from Maclean's Magazine of January 15,1937. Rubbed, personal inkstamps, else very good. 17.00

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5 BOYD, John M'Neil Manual for Naval Cadets. Third Edition.
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, London , 1864, 
BOYD, John M'Neil. A Manual for Naval Cadets. Third Edition. London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. Third Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xx,[1]-543,(1) + colour plates. Also illustrated with drawings, technical diagrams and tables to text. 8vo, dark blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamped crown-and-anchor to front and rear boards. The half-title page and the spine have it as The Naval Cadet's Manual. John Mc'Neil Boyd, R.N. (b. 1812, Derry / Londonderry -d. February 9, 1861), Captain of HMS Ajax (1809) died in the "Boyd disaster" 1861, Dϊn Laoghaire, Ireland. The first edition appeared in 1857 and was reviewed in The Nautical Magazine andNaval Chronicle. Chapters: 1. Water and Air. : Hydrodynamics — Impenetrabi lity of Matter — Density, Volume or Bulk, Cohesion, Extension and Divisibility — Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen — Carbonic Acid Gas — Ventilation — Composition of Water and Air — Hydrostatic Press—Density of Water and Air. 2.Displacement and Shape. : Hydrostatics in connection with Naval Architectu re — Displacement — Capacity of Ships — Shape — Size — The 'Duke of Wellington' — The 'Great Eastern' — Iron and Wooden Ships — Fluid Resistance. 3. Winds. : Atmospheric Air — Its Density — Effect of Heat on Air — Causes of Whirlwinds and Hurricanes — Velocity and Perpendicular Pressure of Winds — Barometer — Weight of the Atmosphere — Principle of the Barometer — Aneroid Barometer — Thermometer — Table of comparative Degrees of different Thermometers — Admiral Fitzroy's useful Rules — Wind and Weather Journal — The Siphon. 4. Construction.: Wet Docks — Locks — Dry Docks — Angle Blocks — Culverts — The Caisson or Floating Dam — Slips — Shores — The Cradle — Patent Slip — Graving Dock — Coffer Dam — Floating Dock — Timbers used in Ship-building — Seasoning Timber — Kyanising and Burnettising — Bramah's Forcing Pump— Timber-bending Machines — Mechanical Properties of Materials used in Con struction — Marine Glue — Its great adhesive Power — Strength of Timber — Of Cast Iron — Transverse Strength of various Materials — Table of Experiments on the Transverse Strength of Cast Iron Bars — Tensile Strength and Power to resist Compression — Iron — Steel — Soft Metal — Vulcanised Indian Rubber — Air Pumps — Steam Pipes — Weights, Size, and Specific Gravities of Substances used in the Construction of Vessels — Bolts and Nails — Adhesion of Nail — Mould Loft — Sheer Drawing — Sheer Plan — Half-breadth Plan —Body Plan — Keel — Stem — Apron — Knight-heads — Stern-post — Body-post — A Frame of Timbers — Deadwood — Keelson — Beams — Carlings — Hawse Holes — Breast-hooks and Crutches — Riders — Trussing — Side Heelsons — Steps — False Keel — Gripe — Limbers — Planking — Channels — Bill-boards — Cat Head — Head Knees — Gammoning Piece — Decks — Riding Bits — Port's Sides — Spindle of the Capstan — Compressors — Scuppers — Hawse Bucklers — Hold — Magazines — Engine Room — Caulking, Sheathing, and Coppering — The Rudder — Its Chocks — The Figure Head—The Pump — Firo Engine — Chain Pump — Massie's Pump — BilgePumps — Body Post and After Deadwood — Burthen of Ships — Symbols used to characterise Vessels— Amount of Materials for a 120-gun ship. 5. Floating.:Difficulties in Launching—The' Bombay '—The'Sulphur '—The' Ambuscade' [a D utch frigate in 1801] —Remarkable Triumph in the case of the 'Gorgon'— Sir Howard Douglass's Rules for estimating Bulk and Buoyant Capacities of Spars- Table of Contents of Bound Timber — Rules for Measurement of Open Vessel s — Rafts of Ships' Materials — Bafts of Trees — Loss of Weight experiencedby different Bodies when immersed in Sea Water — Specific Gravity — Its Me aning — Rule to determine the Magnitude of any Body from its Weight and vice versa. 6. Stowage.: Use of Ballast — Stability—Weight of Ballast in former and present Times — Centre of Gravity — Connection of Centre of Gravity with Displacement — Resultant of the Pressure of Water — Distribution of Weights — Effect of Trim on Sailing — Natural Inclination to 'hogging' —Problem of Stability — Ship heeling under Canvas — Connection of Stability with Trim and Form — Effect produced by moving certain Weights through different Spaces — The Water Level Dr. Arnott on Fluid Resistance — Ballast — Tanks. 7. Mechanical Powers. : A Force — Gravity — Direction of a Force — Velocity— Power as distinguished from Strength — Unit of Work — The Motive Powers augmented, regulated and directed by Machinery — Levers—Wheel and Axle — Capstan — Leverage — Patent Capstan — Concentrated and diffused Powers — A Train — Tackles — Their Theory — List of Tackles — Inclined Plane — Wedge — Screw — Compound Machine — Crane — Compound Wheel and Axle — Friction — Friction in connection with Blocks. 8. The Telescope.: Achromatic Telescope — Composition and Effects of Light — Lenses — Pencil of Rays — Refracting Telescope — Composition of Light — Object Glass of an Achromatic Telescope. 9. Masts. : Timber used for Masts — Single Tree and Made Masts — Hoops — Rubbing Paunch — Names of different Parts of a Mast — Knees — Tressle - trees — Battens—Bolsters — Tenon — Lower Cross Trees — Tops — Necklaces — Lower Caps — Top-masts — Mizen-top-masts — Topmast Cross-trees — Necklace for Hanging-blocks — Top-mast Caps — Fids — Top Tackles — Top-gallant and Royal Masts— Heels — Bowsprits — Bee-blocks — Gammoning Fish — Saddle — Bowsprit Caps — Jib-booms — Yards — Average Value of Spars — Weight and Dimensions of Sp ars — Masting — Derricks — Mast Strops — Masting Spars — Masting and Dismasting with own Resources — Handling a Bowsprit — Neat Performance in the History of Masting — Lower Mast Sprung or Wounded — Bowsprits and Lower Yards—The 'Thetis' — Lightning Conductors. 10. Equipment: Rigging.: Manufacture of Ropes — Yarns — Strands — Hawser-laid Rope — Cables — Shroud-laid Rope — Spun Yarn — Sennit — Nettle Stuff — Foxes — Reef Points or Gaskets — Coir Rope — Splices — Worming, Parcelling, Serving and Backing — Throat, Round and Flat Seizings - Straps — Table of Size of Hemp, Chain, and .Wire Rope — Ditto of Strength of Chain, Hemp, and Wire Rope — Ditto of Threads and Weight of Bolt Rope — Ditto of Number of Threads, Weights and Strength of Hemp Cables — Ditto of Number of Threads and Weight of Hawser-laid Rope, three Strands — Ditto of Number of Threads and Weight of Hawser-laid Rope, four Strands — Ditto of Weight of Tacks — Signal-halyards — Blocks — Table of Size of Rope Stropping — Table of Weight of Wooden Blocks — Ditto of Size and Weight of Purchase Blocks — Hooks — Metal Blocks — Thimbles — Iron Blocks — Standing Rigging — Running Rigging — Cutting Out — Mast-head Pendants — Foremost Shroud — Stays — Rigging Ship — Placing lower Cross-trees — Placing Tops — Taking Turns — Bowsprit — Gammonings — Man-ropes — Stage — Bobstay Collars — Forestay Collars — Bobstays - Bowsprit Shrouds - Cap Bobstay — Bumpkins — Setting up Bowsprits — Setting up Bobstays — Rigging a Lower Mast — The Cap — Lower Lift Blocks — Stays — Turning in Lower Rigging — Shrouds ends up—Turning in Cutter Stay Fashion—Reeving Lanyards — Setting up Rigging —Stays — Rattling — Futtock Rigging — Comparison of Chain and Rope Gear — G etting up Top-masts — Placing Cross-trees — Rigging Top-masts — Necklace — Tye Blocks — Main-top-mast Back Stay — Lanyards — Jib Stay — Topmast Caps —Span Blocks — Getting up Top-gallant Masts — Top-gallant Rigging—Trysail M asts — Jib-boom— Jib Traveller — Funnel — Foot-ropes— Guys — Martingale — Spritsail Gaffs — Dolphin Striker — Heel Chains— Crupper — Jib Stay — Traveller — Whiskers — Flying Jib-boom. 11. Equipment: Rigging.: Lower Slings — Jeer Blocks — Getting Lower Yards in — Rig Lower Yards — Lower Jeer Blocks —Top-sail Sheet or Quarter Blocks — Truss Strops — Clue Garnet — Rolling Ta ckle — Jackstays — Foot Ropes — Yard Tackle—Pendants— Brace Blocks — Leech Lines — Slings — Rigging Topsail Yards — Mizen Topsail Yards — Parrel — Quarter Blocks -Brace Blocks — Topsail Lifts — Rigging Upper Yards — Lifts andBraces — Heaving up Lower Yards — Trusses —Top-sail Halyards — Fly-Blocks — Crossing Top-sail Yards — Upper Yard Ropes — Spanker-boom and Gaff — Topping Lifts — Boom Sheets — Throat Halyards — Peak Halyards — Vangs — Throat Downhauls — Outhauler — Brails - Signal Halyards — Running Rigging — Jib Halyards — Flying Jib Halyards — Fore-top-mast Staysail — Main-top-mast Staysail — Top-gallant and Royal Staysails — Main and Fore Staysail — Second Jib— Courses — Clue Garnets — Runtimes — Leeehlines — Fore Bowlines — Reef Pe ndants — Topsails — Sheets — Cluelines — Reef Tackles — Topsail Cluelines— Top-gallant Sails— Top-gallant Buntlines — Royals — Fore-top Bowlines — Main-top Bowlines — Studding Sail Gear— Studding Sail Booms — Fore Guys — Halyards — Tripping Lines — Fore-top-mast Stud-sails — Tacks, Sheets, and Downhauls — Topping Lifts — Tack and Lower Halyard — Blacking down. 12. Knots and Splices. : Worming — Serving — A Short Splice — Eye Splice — Long Splice — Flemish Eye — Cut Splice —Wall Knot — To Crown a Wall Knot — To Double Wall a Wall Knot—To Double Crown a Wall Knot—Stopper Knot — Shroud Knot — French Shroud Knot — Buoy Rope Knot — Miscellaneous Knots — Matthew Walker's Knot — Single Diamond Knot — Double Diamond Knot — Sprit Sail Sheet Knot — Turk's Head — A Selvagee — To lengthen a Rope by additional Strands — Bends and Hitches — Grummet — Round Seizing — Throat Seizing. 13. Anchors and Cables. : Admiralty Anchors — Porter's and Rodger's Anchors — Jury Anchors — Mitchel's Screw Anchors — Chain Cables — Admiralty Specification of Chain Cables — Splicing Tails — Anchor Shackles — Cable Swivels — Cable Shackle — Admiral Elliot's Splicing Shackle — Sir Thomas Hardy's Mooring Swivel — Messenger and Crane Chains— Clear Hawse - Shaeklo — Slip Stopper — Top Chains —Mast-head Slings — Table of Number and Weights of Anchors, and Number and Size of Cables and Messengers — Table of Splicing Shackles, Mooring Swivelsand Chains, as to Weight and Value—Rules for finding the Weight of Open-li nked Chains — To find the Weight that may be lifted by Chains—Table of Strain, Size, Value, and Weight of Chain Cables and Anchors — Dimensions of Lockers for 200-fathom Chain Cable — Getting in Cables — Getting in Anchors — Fish Davit — Fish Block — Waist Anchor — Cat-Block — Cat—Stock-Tackle — Stream Anchors — Gangers —Object of the Buoy — Hemp Cables. 14. Stores and Provisions. : Hoisting in Spare Spars — Getting in Provisions and Stores—Description, Contents, and Weight of Packages and Iron Tanks — Empty Casks— SlopClothing — Marine Necessaries — Forage — Religious Books — Iron Tanks — We ight of Provisions and Stores for a Ship of each Rate. 15. Ordnance. : Gun Metal — Parts of a Gun — Parts of a Gun Carriage — External and Internal Appearance of Gun Carriage — Parts of a Carronade — Angle of Dispart— Sights — Line of Metal — Centre of Metal — Tangent Scale —Calibre of a Gun — Axis of a Piece — Windage — Vents — Shot and Shell — Mortars — Proof Charges of Brass Guns — Howitzers — Table of Proof Charges — Gunpowder — Its ComponentParts — Powder Marks — Cartridges — Metal Cases— Dimensions of Powder Pack ages — Shell — Metal Fuses — Blue Light — Long Lights — Slow Match — Port Fires — Bickford's Fuse — Signal Rockets — Congreve Rockets — Carcasses — Tubes — Gun Cotton — Lignine — Field-piece Carriages, Table of their Weight and Dimensions — Elevation and Plan of 9-pounder Brass Field Carriage — Weights and Dimensions of Small Arms in use — Shot — Canister — Grape — Shrapnell Shell — Getting in Guns— Duty of the Gurnet — Rigging Yard Purchase — Raising Guns. 16. Boats. : Material and Value of Boats — Carvel and Clinker —Diagonals — Chain Slings— Plug Holes — Mast Steps — Weights and Tonnage of Boats — Coppering of a 42-foot Pinnace Launch — Fitting Gun Slides — Hoist ing in and Stowing Boom Boats — Mr. Tinmouth's Experiments to ascertain theProperties of Spars—Runners and Tackles—Securing Lizards — Hooking on — Fo ul Hook — Hoisting out — Yard Tackle - Pendants — Top Burtons — Snatches — Mode of stowing Barge and Pinnace—Stowing Boom Boats in one—Advantages of. 17. Sails. : Parts of Sails — Weight and Price of Canvas used — Strengtheners — Eye-let Holes, Clues, and Foot Ropes — Cutting — Courses — Top Sails —Boom Main Sails — Size and Proportion of Sails for different-sized Boats — Different Modes of pointing Sails — Table of Yards and Size of Canvas requ ired for certain Sails for Ships of different Rates — Table showing the Purposes for which the Classes are suitable — Table of Weight of Sails—Tablo of Time required to complete certain Sails of certain Dimensions — Table of a Man's daily Work, and of Length, Number, and Weight of Points in Sails ofdifferent Class Ships — Sail Tackle — Bending Sails — Topsails — Courses — Spanker — Head Sails — Jibs — Lacings — Top-gallant Sails and Royals — Boo m Main-sails — Try-sails — Studding Sails — Making Sail — Furling Sails. 18. Action of Wind upon Sails.: Area and Centre of Effort — Axis of Rotation — Natural and direct Resistance — Their Effect on a Ship's Progress — Advantage of flat and Disadvantage of curved Surfaces — Power of Sails illustrated from the Lever—Carrying a good Helm — Tacking and Wearing. 19. Measures and Weights. : Measures of Time — The Pendulum — Compensation Balance — Table of Length of Pendulum vibrating Seconds in different Latitudes — Tables of British Weights and Measures — Miscellaneous Weights and Measures — Relative Value of British and French Weights and Measures — French Decimal System — Relative Value of British and Foreign Measures of Length — Relative Value of British and Foreign Commercial Weights — Lead Lines — Log Lines — Measuring Distance by Sound. 20. Organisation.: Berthing — Hammocks and Bags — Clothing — Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill — Form of Watch Bill — Conduct Book — Form for Routine and Executive's Order Book — Mustering by Divisions — Meals — Cleaning Decks — Wet and Dry Stoning — Spitting Kids — Collingwood's System of Arrangement — Head Shoots — Constant Attention to be paid to Ventilation — Observance of the Lord's Day. 21. Preparing for Sea. : Loadstone — Compasses — Cause of Variation of the Needle — Mr. Barlow's Correcting Plate — Steering Gear — Tillers and Yokes — Twiddling Lines — Paint Work — Life Buoys — Night Signals — Bules for Passing Ships — Line of Battle — Order of Sailing — Line of Bearing — Close and Open Order — Inspection ofShips — The Things to be attended to — Loosing Sails. 22. Handling Boats. : Steam Boats and Tackles — Carrying Stores — Store Warrants — Carrying Sail — Precautions before Shoving off — Passing to Leeward of a Vessel — Sternway — Small Helm — Blowing off Land — Boarding— Swinging at Ebb — Management of Boats in Broken Water — General Rules for Rowing to Seaward — Broaching-to — Drognes — Rules for attempting to Land through a heavy Surf — Getting a Boat up on a Beach — Dangers to bo apprehended on Boarding a Stranded Vessel — Taking Boats in Tow — Saluting — Watering — Warping — General Duties — Lowering and Hoisting — Hooking on for Hoisting — Fitting Quarter Davits. 23. Anchoring. : Anchoring on Signals — Mooring — Position of the Anchors, and Direction of Wind necessary to be considered in Mooring — Taut Moor — Mooring in a Tide Way — Foul Hawse — Clearing Hawse — Mooring Swivel — Putting on the Swivel after Mooring — Securing Cables — The Fastenings — Unmooring — Foul Anchor — Anchoring — Single Anchor— Creeping for Anchors — Carrying an Anchor out by Boats — Stream Anchors — Carrying Anchor by Boats when the Ship is ashore — Heaving off— Carrying Anchors with Boats — Re-stowing Waist Anchors — To stow the Waist Anchor with the Davits — Striking Lower Yards and Topmasts. 24. Handling the Ship. : Experience. Promptitude, andInvention, necessary for Command — Coiling Ropes — Casting — Tacking — Sai ling in Line — Wearing — Cracking on — Taken Aback — Man Overboard — Takinga Ship in Tow under Sail — Warping — Shaking out Reefs — Fore and Aft Sail s — Setting Upper Sails — Taut Gear — Deadening Way — Collision — Setting Studding Sails — Taking in Studding Sails — Taking in Sail — Reefing Topsails — Setting Courses — Boxing off— Taking in the Driver — Taking the Jib in — Sending Top-gallant Masts and Yards down — Weather Brace carried away — Weather Reef Tackle carried away — Weather Topsail Sheet and Clueline carried away — Main Tack and Clue Garnet gone — Topsail Brace and Parrel carried away — Top-gallant Brace and Parrel carried away — Bobstays gone — The bestRemedy — Preventer Braces, Lifts and Cluelines — Reefing Topsails and Cour ses — Reefing Courses —Taking in a Course — Reducing a Topsail — Taking a Topsail in when Blowing Hard — Sending a Topsail up in Bad Weather — Sendinga Topsail up Reefed — Unbending Sails — Shifting Top-gallant Masts — Shift ing Top-masts — Shifting Jib-boom — Broken Spars — Rudder gone — To Steer with a Cable — Landing the Rudder — Slacking Lower Rigging — Swifting in Rigging — Cutting away Masts — Casting Rigging adrift — To get a Lower Yard down inside the Rigging — Trimming Sails — Making Sail — Backing and Filling — Boats making for the Ship — Dredging — Club Hauling — Heaving Down — Scale ofBlocks, Falls, Pendants, Strapping and Shrouds used in Hearing down different Classes of Ships—Captain Harris's Account of Heaving down the 'Melville'—The 'Success' and the 'Croesus' repaired. 25. Steam Engine. : The Marine Steam Engine—Fuel — Coal — Patent Fuel — Good Stoking — Draft of Chimney— Blast-pipe — Damper — Properties of Steam — Neweomen's Atmospheric Engin e — Elastic Force of Vapour — Temperature of Steam — Instruments employed for Testing — Pressure of Steam — Boilers — Heat operates on Solids by Conduction, on Fluids by Connection — Latent Heat — Radiation — Marine Boilers ¦— Water Space — Steam Chest — Flue Boilers — Liability to Bursting — Communication or Stop Valves — Feed Pumps — Hot Well — Water Gauge — Priming — Land Engines — Reverse Valves — Blow-off Cocks — Brine Pumps — Man-hole — Mud-hole — Steam Gauge — Safety Valve — Waste Steam Funnel — Drip Pipe — SteamPipe — Throttle Valve — Force of Steam — The Cylinder — Eduction Pipe — Th e Eccentric — Slide Valves — Expensive Gear — Escape Valves — Condenser — Air Pump and Hot Well — Kingston Valves — Foot, Delivery, Blow-through, and Sniffing Valves — The Piston — Piston Rod — Stuffing Box — Glands — Direct-acting Oscillating Engine — Dead Point — Trunk Engines — Indicator — Horse Power — The Screw — Marine Propeller — Pitch of a Screw — The Slip — Handling the Propeller — Distilling Apparatus — Action of Parts of Engine in Distillation — Steerage of Screw Ships. 26. Flags. : The Royal Standard — The Prince of Wales's Standard — Union Jack — Admiralty Flag — Flag of the Cinque Ports — Signal Code . Appendix : List and Average Prices of Articles necessary for a Cadet's Equipment — Chests and Drawers — Admiralty Circular on Expense of Messes — Article from The Times — Necessary Expenses and Official Pay of Young Officers — Queen's Admiralty Instructions relative to the Qualifications of Naval Cadets, &c. — Instruction in the Training Ship — Examination on leaving the Training Ship — Certificate of Qualification for Midshipman — Examination of Midshipmen — Certificate of Intermediate Examination — Examination and Form of Passing Certificate for Lieutenant or Master —Examination for Master's Assistant, and for Master or Second Master — Cert ificate in Gunnery — Form of Passing Certificate at the Koyal Naval Collegefor Lieutenant or Master —Taking in a Course — Falconer's Shipwreck cited . With the two plates of Signal Flags, The plate of Union Jack to face page496 [with the different crosses of the Union Jack]printed seperately and f olding in]; The eight plates of Flags to follow the Union Jack, in the order as numbered; The plates of Masts to follow those of the Flags. Very good,clean copy in restored and now very stout and sturdy original binding. 500 .00

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6 Canada - Royal Tour - 1951 Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Tour of Canada 1951.
1951, 
(Canada - Royal Tour - 1951). Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Tour of Canada 1951. N.pl.: n.pub., (1951). Pp (24) including covers. Illustrated. Map. Double Column. 4to, illustrated stapled self-wraps. Tears and minor chipping to edges, top back corner clipped, else good. As is. 20.00

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7 COATES, Colin M. (ed.). BUCKNER, Philip JOHNSTON, A.J.B. SANDWELL, R.K. Majesty in Canada : Essays on the Role of Royalty.
Dundurn Group, Toronto , 2006, ISBN:9781550025866 
COATES, Colin M. (ed.). Majesty in Canada : Essays on the Role of Royalty. Toronto : The Dundurn Group, (2006). First Printing. Pp [1]-280,(2). 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. Contents : Introduction, Majesty in Canada (by Colin M. Coates). The Invention of Tradition?: The Royal Tours of 1860 and 1901 to Canada (by Philip Buckner). Dreaming of The Princess: Love, Subversion and The Rituals of Empire in British Columbia, 1882 (by R.K. Sandwell). The Indians and The Crown: Aboriginal Memories of Royal Promises in Pacific Canada (by Keith Thor Carlson). Governor General Grey's "Little Scheme": Majesty in Canada (by Jennifer Salahub). "All This Fuss and Feathers": Politicians, Plutocrats and Changing Canadian Attitudes to Honours (by J. Andrew Ross). A Not Unwilling Subject: Canada and Her Queen (by Peter Trepanier). Glorifying and Exporting French Kinship: Political and Legal Models inThe Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (by Sylvain Soleil). Problems of P recedence in Louis XIV's New France (by Colin M. Coates). In The Name of The King: The Monarchical Atmosphere of French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758, (by A.J.B. Johnston, pp 196-216). "The Rising Star That Cheers The Scene": The Emerging Image of Queen Victoria in English Canada, 1837-1849 (by Christopher Tait). The Royal Family in Contemporary Canadian Women's Fiction (by Mary Condι). "Unreal But Very Necessary": The Canadian Monarchy in The Novels of Robertson Davies (by L.C. Knowles). Very good. 15.00

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8 COSTAIN, Thomas B. History of the Plantagenets : The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards, The Last Plantagenets. Four volumes, in slipcase.
Doubleday, Garden City, 1962, 
COSTAIN, Thomas B. A History of the Plantagenets : The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards, The Last Plantagenets. Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1962). IN FOUR VOLUMES. I. Pp. (14),[1]-291,(7), 1 plate; II. (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-324,(4); III. (4),[v]-x,(2),[3]-419,(3), + 16 p. of plates; IV. Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(3),[3]-424, + 3 double-leaf maps. Illustrated. 8vo, uniform grey cloth with gilt decoration to front boards, gilt lettered purple title blocks to spines, in illustrated grey and white slipcase. Costain's chronicle of nearly four centuries of theHouse of Plantagenet in power in England. Spotting to spines, some light w ear to slipcase, else very good. Due to the weight of this set, extra charges may be necessary to cover the cost of postage. 50.00

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9 DUFF, David Edward of Kent Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father.
Frederick Muller, London , 1973, ISBN:0584100735 
DUFF, David. Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father. London : Frederick Muller Ltd., (1973). Pp (4),9-324,(2),+ 15 leaves plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Originally publishedin 1938 by Stanley Paul & Co. He was ordered to Canada in 1791 and promote d to the rank of major-general in October 1793 and lieutenant-general in January 1796. On 24 April 1799 he was created Duke of Kent and Strathearn andEarl of Dublin, and was later, in May, promoted to the rank of general and appointed the Commander-in-Chief, North America. For most of this period h e lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was instrumental in shaping that port'smilitary defences for protecting the important Royal Navy base, as well as influencing the city's and colony's socio-political and economic instituti ons. On 24 May 1802, the Duke began an appointment as Governor of Gibraltar. For his Nova Scotia connections, see references in the Index. Edges faded, corners bumped, minor pencilling throughout, else very good in rubbed andedgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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10 DUFF, David. Edward Duke of Kent Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father.
Frederick Muller Ltd., London, 1973, ISBN:0584100735 
DUFF, David. Edward of Kent : The Life Story of Queen Victoria's Father. London : Frederick Muller Ltd., (1973). Pp (4),9-324,(2),+ 15 leaves of plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. From 1794 to 1800, he lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was instrumental in shaping that port's military defences for protecting the important Royal Navy base, as well as influencing the city's and colony's socio-political and economic institutions. Numerous references to Halifax and Nova Scotia in the Index. Verygood in unclipped dustjacket. 24.00

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Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by  Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland., Duke of Kent
11 Duke of Kent Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland.
1797, 
Duke of Kent. A Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton. in St. John's Newfoundland. Edward, Duke of Kent, (b. November 2, 1767 – d. January 23, 1820) was the fourth sonof King George III of the United Kingdom and the father of Queen Victoria. The letter is written on three pages on a sheet of foolscap folded. The pa per sheet has the watermark "GR. 1794". ------------ Halifax 22 July 1797 Dear Sir I do myself the pleasure of acknowledging your letter of 21st M ay, enclosing the Monthly Returns of the Royal Artillery up to the 1st of that month, received on the 10th ditto. also your letter of 25th June by thehands of M. General Ogilvie, which together with that of the 7th July by the Surprise Frigate, arrived here the 15th Inst. I am infinitely oblidged by your promises of assistance to any recruiting party I may send to Newfoundland It is [my] -------------- my intention at present to order one there sometime in the month of September as we are upwards of thirty men short of compliment. With respect to 2d gunner Thos. Hughes of your company, the explanation you give of the circum- stance is perfectly satisfactory, & I am of opinion that unless you should receive from the Master General an account of His Majesty having been pleased to pardon him, previous to the next man of war sailing for England it is your duty to apply for a passage for him by that occasion, & send him pursuant to his sentence, a prisoner tothe ]???]. I think your arrangement of the Command at [2] -------------- Placentia has been perfectly judicious as the more forces you can collect at St. John's, the beter it cetainly will be. I have nothing further to add but my thanks for the very elegant drawing you were so good as to send me, by the hands of Captain Prevost. I shall preserve it most carefully, & amextremely gratified by this specimen of your talents as a draughtsman. I r emain with sincere regard, your devoted & most humble servant Edward MajorCharlton Lieut. General [3] -------------- verso docket: His Royal Highn ess The Duke of Kent letter 22 July 1797 ---------- Charleton had been in favour of pardoning Second gunner Thomas Hughes . The letter is is in very good condition with faint discolouration to the short sides of the foolscapsheet. 7,500.00

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12 GRENFELL, Wilfred) King's Book : This Book of The Family of the British Empire is by Gracious Permission Dedicated to King George V by His Majesty's Loyal and Faithful Subjects Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., in Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty
Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, 1935, 
(GRENFELL, Wilfred). The King's Book : This Book of "The Family of the British Empire" is by Gracious Permission Dedicated to King George V by His Majesty's Loyal and Faithful Subjects Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., in Celebrationof the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty. London : Raphael Tuck & Sons, May 19 35. Pp [1]-35,(1),frontis + 15 plates. Sm 4to, blue cloth. Sir Wilfred Grenfell's "Newfoundland" (pp.23-24,+ coloured plate). Faint waterstain to covers, else very good. 65.00

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13 HAMILTON, John R. Our Royal Guests : A Souvenir of the Visits of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York and Other Members of the Royal Family to St. John and the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.
John R. Hamilton, St. John, N.B. / Boston, Mass., 1902, 
HAMILTON, John R. Our Royal Guests : A Souvenir of the Visits of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York and Other Members of the Royal Family to St. John and the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. St. John, N.B. / Boston, Mass. : John R. Hamilton, (1902). (Engraved and printed by the Beal Press, Boston, Mass.). Pp (100) unpaginated. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front board, all edges gilt, bevelled edges. Swanick, New Brunswick History : A Checklist of Secondary Sources. First Supplement A66.1; Watters p.963. Not in Rhodenizer. A souvenir of the Royal Visit with much information and numerous photos of the cities of St. John and Fredericton, New Brunswick; Edward VII, Price Alfred, Lorne and Louise, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York; Fort Howe, Chapman House, three panoramas of St. John, New Brunswick; lists of Teachers and Scholars of St. John Schools who took part in Reception to the Duke and Duchess in the Exhibition Building; and lists of Invited Guests to the Cornwall and York Receptions ; ad much more. Cloth worn, binding cracked and shaky, some smudging, tear to one leaf, penned name and address, else good. As is. Uncommon. 185.00

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14 HAYES, Eric and David NICHOLS. DIANA, Princess of Wales]. Remembering Diana : The Royal Visit to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 1997, ISBN:0887804241 
HAYES, Eric and David NICHOLS. Remembering Diana : The Royal Visit to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Photography by Eric Hayes & David Nichols. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1997. First Printing. Pp. (3),4-72. Illustrated in colour. Square 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers. :The terrible crash in a Paris tunnel that took the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, is sadly remembered the world over. But the people of Canada's Atlantic provinces have another memory of Diana, one of a smiling young woman less than two years after the 'marriage of thecentury'. For two weeks in June 1983, thousands gathered in 20 communities throughout the region to great the Prince and Princess of Wales and, toget her, to celebrate pride in their communities. Here are the formality of a state dinner, the spur-of-the-moment friendliness of an impromptu walkabout.Here are the region's largest cities and smallest villages, all decked out for royalty. Here are Maritimers and Newfoundlanders having good times tog ehter. Here are Charles and the beautiful young Princess. The 1983 royal tour was an event many will remember with fondness, nostalgia -- and now, with sadness too." - from the rear cover. Very good. Uncommon. 60.00

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15 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Julie : The Royal Mistress. First Paperback Printing
Gage Publishing Limited, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0771599536 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Julie : The Royal Mistress. Toronto : Gage Publishing Limited, (1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp (4), 1-204. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Originally published under the title Overtureto Victoria. "Her name was Julie St. Laurent, Comtesse de Mongenet, and th e very mention of her name was forbodden by Queen Victoria, daughter of Edward, H.R.H. Duke of Kent. For how could Queen Victoria be expected to tolerate the whispers about a woman who had been her father's mistress for twenty-seven years, ten of them spent in Canada where Julie had borne him two sons? In this fine biography by Canaduan writer McKenzie Porter we are given an intimate portrait of the laughing, black-haired beauty who was so adoredby the shy, reserved Edward. We are shown their life together - Julie ente rtaining and amusing guests in the royal mansion which still stands today in Quebec City in the shadow of the Chateau frontenac. We are also offered afresh appraisal of Edward, the honorable prince despided by his father Geo rge III but beloved by the people of Quebec. Here in enthralling detail is the true love story of Julie, a woman who loved a British prince and lost him to the throne." - rear. Very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shippingcosts should be cheaper than quoted. 12.00

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16 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204. 8vo, decorated boards. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Name, else vg. 14.00

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17 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition in dustjacket
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204. 8vo, decorated boards. Major John McKenzie Porter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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18 KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie PORTER, McKenzie de St.LAURENT, Julie Overture to Victoria. First Edition in dustjacket
Longmans Green & Co, Toronto, 1961, 
(KENT, Duke of). PORTER, McKenzie. Overture to Victoria. Toronto : LongmansGreen & Co., (1961). First Printing. Pp (6),1-204 + 4 pages of illustratio ns. 8vo, decorated cream and gold paper-covered boards. Major John McKenziePorter, MC, FRSA (b. October 21,1911, Accrington, Lancashire, England - d. October 21, 2006, Toronto). Halifax years on pp.75-99. "Overture to Victor ia reveals at long last the touching and tender love story of Queen Victoria's father and the lovely French countess whose name will go down to posterity as Julie de St. Laurent. For more than a century historians have tried to dispel the mystery surrounding the shadowy figure of the blithe and beautiful figure ot Julie, who bowed gracefully out of history in 1818 so that Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and fourth son of George III, might performhis dynastic duty of providing an heir to the throne of England. It was a mystery carefully guarded by the Queen, who, very naturally, preferred that Madame de St. Laurent be forgotten. McKenzie Porter's original and painstaking research throws a new and penetrating light on the much maligned character of the Duke. Based on unpublished material unearthed by Hector Bolitho in Switzerland, on records found in Martinique, and on interviews with direct descendents of Edward and Julie in Canada and in England, Overture to Victoria is not only an important contribution to the history of the bad old daysof the Georges, but a delightful and very intriguing story. - from the dj. Very good in nicked dustjacket. (with a few short tears). 18.00

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19 LEATH, Jo. Banana Royals, Peddlers and Spiles : Glimpses of Annapolis County History.
Changing Times Services, Kingston, N.S., 2005, ISBN:1894484010 
LEATH, Jo. Banana Royals, Peddlers and Spiles : Glimpses of Annapolis County History. (Kingston, N.S.: Changing Times Services, 2005). Pp (2),[1]-80. 8vo, illustrated tan card covers. Contents : Power to the People; Life Got Easier; Farming Together; Planting and Picking; Tapping Maples ; Working with Animals; The Middleton Cardinals; The Middleton Maple Leafs; And Then They Were Off; Dancing with Delight; Banana Royals; Blueberry Express; Driving; On the Roads; The Spa and Springs of Spa Springs; Aunt Jenny; Life of Man; Wilmot Community; The Way Schools Were; Life before Malls; Melvern Square Honour Roll. Name ticket, else very good. 10.00

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20 MACALPINE, Ida and Richard HUNTER George III and the Mad-Business. First Edition in dustjacket.
Allen Lane The Penguin Press, London, 1969, 
MACALPINE, Ida and Richard HUNTER. George III and the Mad-Business. (London) : Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, (1969). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii-xv,(3),[3]-407,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "George Ill's illness - momentous in English history - has remained little understood and what has been written on it is as much fancy as fact. The authors have drawn upon extensive manuscript records of the royal physicians, many hitherto unknown, to give the first account of all the King's attacks. The story is mainly told in the words of eyewitnesses or other contemporaries. It conveys avivid picture of the patient, his treatments and management, of the epic s truggle in the sickroom and the frictions and factions among his entourage.The authors trace the historic bias by which the King's mental derangement came to be magnified to create a false image of 'mad King George'. The cou rse and symptoms of the illness are characteristic of a rare metabolic disorder called porphyria. Since porphyria is heriditary the authors have searched for other cases in the family to confirm their diagnosis; they found that collateral descendants suffered from it, and among the King's ancestry have traced it in the Houses of Hanover, Stuart, Tudor and Prussia. The impact of the royal malady on Georgian-medicine turned the 'mad-business' into a respectable speciality and laid the foundations of psychiatry as we know it today. The book is a fascinating combination of medical, psychiatric andhistorical detection and will be indispensable to students of the reign an d of the man, as well as to those interested in the roots of present-day problems of psychiatry. " - the dj. Part I.: The Illness of the Regency Crisis 1788-9. 1. The Cheltenham Episode; 2. Crisis at Windsor; 3. Confinement at Kew; 4. Restored to Health; 5. What Other Doctors Thought. Part II.: The Other Illnesses. 6. The Return of the Willises: 1801; 7. Recurrence: 1804; 8. The Regency: 1810-12; 9. The Last Years: 1812-20, 10. Porphyria; 11. Retrospect: The Illness of 1765. Part III.: The Family History. 12. HistoricalDiagnosis; 13. The Stuarts and the Tudors, 201?14. The House of Hanover, 2 23 15 The House of Brandenburg-Prussia, 247 16 George Ill's Other Sons. Part IV.: Georgian Psychiatry Dr Francis Willis: Insanity Proved Curable; 18. Coercion and Restraint; 19. Nervous Disorders and Insanity; 20. Medical Arithmetick and Universal Prognosticks; 21. MacFlogg'em: The Study of Mania; 22.. Crime and Insanity; 310 23. Private Madhouses: 'A Fine Trade'; 24. The Poor and Mad. Part V.: Part Five: Later Studies of George III's Illness. 25The Asylum Era: Acute Mania; 26. The Era of Classification: Manic-Depressi ve Psychosis; 27. The King on the Psychoanalytic Couch. Very good in rubbeddustjacket. 30.00

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