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1 BROOME, Jack, Captain. Convoy is to Scatter. First Edition in dustjacket
William Kimber, London , 1972, ISBN:718303326 
BROOME, Jack, Captain. Convoy is to Scatter. London : William Kimber, (1972). First Edition. Pp [1]-232,+ 4 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt letteringto spine. “This book introduces a new method of presenting naval history. The operational sequence of actual signals received or exchanged by Convoy P.Q.17 from June 27th until July 4th 1942 is reproduced verbatim. These signals reflect the story of the convoy of thirty-five Allied merchants ships that was bound for Russia carrying arms supplies at a critical phase of thewar. With a close escort of six destroyers and other Royal Navy vessels, t he convoy embarked on its voyage to Archangel knowing that it would be the most determined attack by German U-boats and the German air force.... [...]But on July 4th the Admiralty in the mistaken belief that the Tirpitz and other German warships were about to attack, ordered the convoy to scatter. [...] The disastrous result of this order is well-known." - from the dj. Name to ffep, else very good in spine-sunned, unclipped dust jacket. 28.00

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2 Canada's Famous Guildware. - Poster Canada's Famous Guildware.
1962, 
(Poster). Canada's Famous Guildware. A 22 by 17 inch colour illustrated folded advertising poster. No date [ca 1960s]. “Approved Quality. 64 Fabulous Pieces $49.95 Complete as Shown. Comparable Value - $85.00. You pay nothingdown, Only $1.00 Weekly. 4 Genuine Broadloom Scatter Rugs, 2 Jumbo-Sized P illows, 2 Plaid-About Blankets, 2 Premium Quality Georgian Bay Blankets, 6 Handy Long-Wearing Dish Cloths, 6 Fluffy Bright Wash Cloths, 4 Decorator Styled Dish Towels, 4 Matching Luxurious Guest Towels, 24 Pieces Bath & Kitchen Ensemble, 4 Luxury Sized Thirsty Bath Towels, 4 Thickly Quilted Oven Mitts, 12 Large Colorful Sponges, 12 Gay Useful Pot Holders, 2 Extra Comfortable Flannelette Blankets.” Very good. 15.00

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3 DOHANEY, M.T. To Scatter Stones
Ragweed, 1992, ISBN:0921556233 
DOHANEY, M.T. To Scatter Stones. (Charlottetown) : Ragweed, (1992). Pp (6),7-189,(3). 8vo, pink card covers. Dohaney is a native of Point Verde on theAvalon Peninsula. "With humour and insight, M.T. Dohaney carries the legac y of her highly successful first novel The Corrigan Women into the present day." - from the rear cover. "... Tess Corrigan ... returns from Montreal to her birthplace and former home, a small Newfoundland outport called the Cove. As the last surviving member of the Corrigan clan, such a return to roots is not easy for Tess... Tess has come back to the politically Conservative Cove as the Liberal candidate in the upcoming election." - from the rear cover. Vg. 10.00

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4 DOHANEY, M.T. To Scatter Stones. Goose Lane Paperback.
Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, 2005, ISBN:0864924402 
DOHANEY, M.T. To Scatter Stones. (Fredericton) : Goose Lane Editions, (2005). Pp (8),9-184. 8vo, blue card covers with black and yellow lettering to front cover and spine. Dohaney is a native of Point Verde on the Avalon Peninsula. "Tess Corrigan is the last of the Corrigan clan of resilient women. Returning to her birthplace, a Newfoundland outport called the Cove, Tess is persuaded to run as the Liberal candidate in the forthcoming provincial by-election. In a riding of stalwart Tories, the first 'petticoat candidate'in Newfoundland confronts discouraging odds and tough ethical choices. The campaign forces Tess to face both the scars of the past and the woman she has become. When her first love, who is now a priest, reappears unexpectedly, she must also face her own conflicting emotions." - from the rear cover.Vg. 10.00

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5 GARDNER, John Scorpius. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Stoddart, Toronto:, 1988, ISBN:0773721975 
GARDNER, John. Scorpius. (Toronto) : Stoddart in association with Hodder & Stoughton, (1988). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (8),9-190,(2). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. John Edmund Gardner (b. November 20, 1926, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England – d. August 3, 2007, Basingstoke, Hampshire). "Special Branch are not usually interested in dead bodies found floating in the Thames, except when the corpse is a young girl with an impeccable background when they become very interested indeed. So interested thatthey call on the legendary M, head of Secret Service. In turn M sends for Commander James Bond, for the body has yielded two things of interest. First, the only telephone number in her diary is that of Bond; second, she is carrying a credit card which has never been heard of before on either side of the Atlantic. Soon, Bond finds himself caught up in an unusual mixture ofintrigue and mayhem involving a strange, but deadly, quasi-religious sect known as the Society of the Meek Ones; their leader the soft-spoken Father Valentine, who has links with the shadowy Vladimir Scorpius, nicknamed ‘TheKing of Terror’ because he is the largest arms dealer to various terrorist factions worldwide. Naturally, with evil comes the good – the society girl , the Hon. Trilby Shrivenham, and an American IRS undercover agent, the gorgeous Harriet Horner. Good girls? Only time will tell. Intrigue builds on intrigue and, as ever, Bond soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of terrorism and arms supplies. A game in which he is pitted against one of the most ruthless and sinister villains that Bond has ever encountered. After six best-selling Bond books John Gardner’s seventh is set to outsell tham all." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Longest Mile. 2. The Floater. 3. The Crossroads Incident. 4. Avante Carte. 5. The Meek Shall Inherit. 6. Two of a Kind. 7. Mr. Hathaway & Company. 8. The Blood of the Fathers. 9. The Pick-Up. 10. Go Find the Devils. 11. Call Me Harry. 12. Death-Name. 13. Scatter. 14. Lures and Smart Cards. 15. Being Young and Foolish. 16. WelcomeNight Music. 17. The Prayer Hall. 18. Meet Mrs. Scorpius. 19. Why Not Toni ght? 20. The Past is a Bucket of Ashes. 21. Deadly Legacy. 22. The Last Enemy. Very good in dustjackbet. 20.00

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6 KIRKCONNELL, Watson COOK, Gregory M. Amethyst Literary Quarterly Vol. 2 Number 2, Winter 1963
Acadia University Students, Wolfville, 1963, 
COOK, Gregory M., (ed.). Amethyst Literary Quarterly Vol. 2, No.2. Winter 1963. Wolfville: Acadia University Students, 1963. Pp (4),5-26,(2). 8vo, yellow stapled card covers. Edited by Gregory M. Cook. Contains : "After Atomic Holocaust", a three-page poem by Watson Kirkconnell; "Hands", a poem by Frances Getzler; "Dawn and Dusk", poem William Massee; poem: "I Scatter Poems" by Rosamond Smith; "Reflections on a Street Corner" and "And Night Came", poems by M.J. Curry; "One Drop" and "Reflections" , poems by Nancy Oliver; "My Love" and "Song", poems by Geoffrey Turnbull; "The Wrestling Match" and "Mass Production", poems by Ruth Charlton; "Surviving Rose", poem by Doris Baillie Phillips; "On Reading of Casualties" poem by Adam Gillon; "Forbidden Fields" a poem by Gordon Wetmore; poem "February Matins" by David A. Giffin; "Butterfly" and "Lost Loves", poems by Gregory M. Cook (pp.24-25). Light soiling to covers, else very good. 24.00

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7 KROETSCH, Robert Excerpts from the Real World. First Edition, paperback.
Oolichan Books, Lantzville, BC, 1986, ISBN:0889820597 
KROETSCH, Robert. Excerpts from the Real World. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1986. First Printing. Pp. (10),11-79,(1). Maroon endpapers. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. "Although he lived for many years in the United States, Kroetsch's roots remained clearly Canadian. [...] As 'Excerpts From The Real World'demonstrates, Kroetsch crosses geographical boundaries and challenges aest hetic limitations in art. In this often bizarre, surreal prose/poem, he couples his marvellous language sensitivity with wit and irony. While the poemtouches on themes of love, domesticity, travel, mythoogy, politics, sensua lity, etc., it always returns to the beauty in the scatter of our perceptions." - from the front flap. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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8 MITCHELL, Geraldine Pansy Petals : A Great Grandmother's Thoughts in White and Blue
1970, 
MITCHELL, Geraldine. Pansy Petals : A Great Grandmother's Thoughts in Whiteand Blue. No place : No publisher, no date. [ca 1970?]. Pp i-vi,1-30, i-ii ,1-29,(1). 8vo, stapled blue cardcovers, lettered in blue. Not in Laugher or WorldCat. Mitchell was born circa 1885. Two collections of short prose pieces by a Nova Scotian woman: "White Pansies : A Great Grandmother's Thoughts in White" and "Blue Pansies : A Great Grandmother's Thoughts in Blue". The topics are all includes on the basis of their connection (sometimes tenuous) to the ideas of white or blue. Some examples: White Swans, Moon-lit Pathway, Hail Stones, Louis XV Chairs, Wedding Dress, Swiss Lace Makers, The Malacca Cane, Blue Grapes, Lassies in Blue Bonnets, British Bobby, Speedwell, &c. Blue Pansies includes a piece on William Hall, V.C. (pp.15-16) underthe heading "Blue Ribbon". "Now in my quest to discover if any Readers pre fer peaceful thoughts at bedtime to those of a Thriller, I scatter my PansyPetals." - p.iii. Slight crease to cover else very good. With unsigned ins cription by Mitchell and a penned correction in the same hand on p.10 of the first section. Uncommon. 35.00

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9 Remington) Remington Shotgun Shells Kleanbore Cartridges Rim Fire Center Fire
1920, 
(Remington). Remington Shotgun Shells Kleanbore Cartridges Rim Fire Center Fire. N.pl.: (Remington), n.d. [1920s-30s?]. Pp 1-56. Illustrated. Double Column. Oblong 12mo [6 by 3.5 inches], illustrated stapled card covers, lettered in yellow and orange. Contents : Game Loads; Shur Shot Shells; Nitro Club Specified Wetproof Shells; Nitro Club Wetproof Scatter Loads; Nitro Club Wetproof Buck Shot Loads; Kleanbore Shot Shells; Arrow Specified WetproofShells; New Club Specified Wetproof Shells; New Club Blank Loads; Shotgun Wads; Primers; Percussion Caps; Red Top Air Rifle Shot; Metallic Cartridges; Wha Kleanbore Means to the Shooter; Match Cartridges; Kleanbore Rim Fire Cartridges; Kleanbore Center Fire Cartridges; Kleanbore Center Fire Shot Cartridges; Kleanbore Express and Hi-Speed Cartridges. A very nice copy. 40.00

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10 Scatter Rugs Scatter Rugs : Rug Designs in Shaggy, Crochet, Pompon.
Spool Cotton Company, 1940, 
(Scatter Rugs). Scatter Rugs : Rug Designs in Shaggy, Crochet, Pompon. N.pl.: (The Spool Cotton Company, 1940). Second Edition. Pp [1]-23,(1) including covers. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated maroon stapled wrappers. Book No. 155. Contents : Gay Rugs to Use with Maple; Shaggy Rugs are Fun to Make; A Round Shaggy Rug ... That's Picture Pretty; A Square Shaggy Rug ... with Personality Plus; And All Through the House ... Scatter Rugs Tell a Smart Story; A Bathroom Shaggy with a Deep Sea Air!; A Striking Shaggy Rug in the Modern Manner; Make a Rug of Pompons Round as Snowballs!; Hit-and-Miss Pot Holders; Shaggy Rugs. Tears to spine ends, rubbed, penned name, else very good. 40.00

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11 TAYLOR, Jeanette Tidal Passages : A History of the Discovery Islands
Harbour Publishing, Maidera Park, B.C., 2008, ISBN:9781550174359 
TAYLOR, Jeanette. Tidal Passages : A History of the Discovery Islands. (Maderia Park, B.C.) : Harbour Publishing, (2008). First Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-316. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, forest green cloth, copper lettering to spine. "At the north end of British Columbia's great inland sea, the Inside Passage divides amongst a scatter of islands whose breathtaking beauty makes them one of the Northwest's most popular cruising destinations. Unofficially known as the Discovery Islands (named after the main passage through them), Read, Cortes, Sonora, Maurelle, Hardwicke, Stuart, Redonda and Thurlow Islands are sparsely populated today but bristled with life in earlier times. Tidal Passages also covers many smaller islands and the surrounding mainland inlets (though not Quadra Island, which is the subject of a separate book by the author). The evocative names of the old island communities revealmuch about the salty culture that once flourished here: Whaletown, Refuge Cove, Mansons Landing, Gorge Harbour, Seaford, Deceit Bay, Big Bay, Shoal Bay, Surge Narrows and Blind Channel. In this book Jeanette Taylor brings the old history back to vivid life, starting in the days when First Nations held sway and progressing through the peak years of European settlement in the mid-twentieth century to modern times. What emerges from Taylor's colourful pageant is a view of pioneer life that is quintessentially coastal: of potlatches, longhouses, stumpranchers, handloggers, beachcombers, seagoing missionaries, isolation that brought out the worst in some people and the best in others, and through it all the watery element of dugouts, steamships, ferries and tides that pulsed through islander life like a heartbeat." - from the dj. A fine copy in dustjacket. 25.00

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12 TROEBST, Cord-Christian PRICE, Brian C., trans. PRICE, Elsbeth, trans. Conquest of the Sea. 1st US in dj.
Harper & Row, 1962, 
TROEBST, Cord-Christian. Conquest of the Sea; translated from the German by Brian C. Price and Elsbeth Price. (NY): Harper & Row, (1962). Pp 269 + 16 p of photos. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. A scatter-shot appreciation of ocean science and technology written at the apogee of the Cold War. Topics covered include: "...the net of subsurface hearing and seeing devices which will warn our continent against submarines; Cousteau's diving saucer; the Piccards' mesoscaphe; the German deep-sea helicopter; tanks that crawl along the ocean floor...." Vg in dj. 20.00

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13 WYNN, Graeme Timber Colony : A Historical Geography of Early Nineteenth Century New Brunswick. First Edition, paperback
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0802064078 1981 0802064078 / 9780802064073 
WYNN, Graeme. Timber Colony : A Historical Geography of Early Nineteenth Century New Brunswick. Toronto : University of Toronto Press (1981). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(6),[3]-224,(2). Maps, diagrams, tables and a few photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, brown & white cardcovers, with white spine.

Graeme Clifford Wynn (b. 1946, South Africa) noted Canadian geographer, taught at the University of British Columbia at the time of publication.

"This study in historical geography examines the transformation of a colony under the impact of British capitalism in the first half of the nineteenth century. Cross-sectional views covering a 45-year period reveal the changes in landscape, economy, and society wrought by forest exploitation and illustrate the dramatic influence of modern industrialization on British North American development. Wynn discusses the rapid rise and dimensions of the timber trade and the economic instability of the dependent colonial economy, revealing the impact of fluctuating demands and prices on provincial development. He examines the connections between lumbering, settlement, farming, and individual economic opportunity.

This study brings theory on vertical mobility of populations in frontier and industrializing economies to bear upon the special staple trading situation in New Brunswick. The emergence of a handful of dominant enterprises was fostered by technical advances and by the provincial system of forest administration, and the scatter of small mills gave way to a tightly integrated system of manufacture and exchange. Although the favourable man/land ratio and extensive resources initially allowed small operators considerable financial gain, it was clear by 1850 that there was a growing proletariat. This is an important addition to the literature on Maritime Canada and the early expansion overseas of industrial Britain. It is useful for historians and historical geographers as well as those generally interested in colonial development." (Abstract).

Chapters :
1. New Brunswick at the Beginning of the Century;
2. The Development of a Dependent Economy;
3. The Assault on the Forest;
4.The Rise of Sawmills;
5. The Role of the Entrepreneur;
6. Regulation and Exploitation;
7. New Brunswick at the Mid-Century.
With bibliographical essay and index.

Some spine creasing, crease to rear cover, some spotting to edges, else very good. 18.00


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