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101 COFFEY, Mace, (ed.) GODDARD, Hazel Firth WALSH, Lillian Crewe PARKER, S.M. Anthology of Maritime Poetry
Mace Coffey / L'imprimerie Acadienne Ltée, Moncton, 1945, 
COFFEY, Mace, (compiler and publisher). An Anthology of Maritime Poetry. Moncton : L'imprimerie Acadienne Ltée., n.d. First Edition. Pp (5),6-50,(2). 8vo, stapled brown card covers.
Not in Watters, Laugher or Rhodenizer.
The work of over 50 poets including : Kathleen S. Banks (born in Nictaux Falls, N. S. and resides at Kingston, N. S.);
T. L. Banks (a resident of East Saint John, living at 85 Courtnay Ave.);
Jean F. Barrettt, (a Haligonia, was born in Beaver Bank, N. S.);
C. C. Belding (born in Norton, N. B., he now resides in Chatham, N. B. and is a commercial traveller);
Charles P. Biddiscombe (born in Sunbury County, N. B. and resides in Moncton);
C. M. Bishop (born Celia Marie Colpitis, at Pleasant Vale, Albert County, N.B. and is a resident of Sunny Brae, Westmoreland County, N.B. );
Beryl C. Brownell Jll (a resident of . Northport, Cumberland County, N. S.);
P. Clifton Burgoyne (a resident of Aldersville, Lunenburg County, N. S.);
Helen Rose Cohen (born, Helen Rose Winters, she is a resident of Bass River, N.S.);
A.F. Cunningham (born in 1879 in New Glasgow, his address is 296 Lome St. New Glasgow, Pictou County, N. S.);
G. William Elder (born in Passekeag, N. B. and is a resident of Belleisle Creek, N. B.);
Clara A. Fraser (born in Chalk River, Ontario and at present resides at 250 Washington Street, New Glasgow, Pictou County, N. S.);
Lulu Patterson Freeman (born In Caledonia, Queen's County, Nova Scotia, and a resident there);
Hazel Firth Goddard (a resident of Dartmouth, N.S.);
G. Stuart Grimmer (born In Chamcook, N. B., and presently residing in Dalhousie, N B.);
Edith C. Hallett (her birthplace was Sackville, N. B.);
Mabel Burdett Keenan (born in Dundas, P.E.I., she resides at 10 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, P. E. I.);
Yvonne N. Kennedy (born in Saint John, N. B., and is residing in Moncton);
Agnes G. Lavoie (resides at her birthplace, Woodstock, N. B.);
Marion Loftus (born in Moncton and resides at 24 McSweeney Ave);
Elise Loubert (the only contributor who has submitted poems written in the French language, she was born in Carleton, P.Q., and at present resides in Campbellton, N.B.);
Katherine G. McAleer (born in Boston, Mass., and resides in Buctouche, N. B.);
Kathryn Malloch MacClure (was born in Moncton and at present resides at 146 Courtenay Ave., East Saint John. N.B.);
Ruby McDermott (born In Edmundston, N. B. );
John A. MacEwen (born in Charlottetown., his address is 86 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown); James Mackay (a resident of Kingsville, Inverness County, Cape Breton N.S.) with his poem "Cape Breton's Sons' call to Arms";
Christine MacKiel (born in Three Brooks, Pictou, Pictou County, N. S.);
Laura A. McKinney (resides at Welsford, N. B.);
Marguerite McNair (born in Arthurette, Victoria County N. B. and resides in Fredericton) includes her poem "Fog at North Head, Grand Manan";
E. Edith Mac Vicar (was born in LaTete, Charlotte County, N. B. and at the present resides in Maces Bay, Charlotte County, N. B.) includes her poem "Lake Utopia";
Jessie H. Moffatt (born in Upper Magaguadavic, she resides at McAdam, York County, N. B.); Catherine Elizabeth Murphy (born at Kensington, P. E. I., she now resides at 55 Spring Park Road, Charlottetown P. E. I.);
Mary B. Nicoll (born in Nova Scotia and resides in Clyde River, N. S.);
M. R. Nilson (resides at Cody's N. B.); Bernice O'Hearn (born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and resides at 194 Dorchester Street,Sydney, Cape Breton);
S.M.Parker (born in Nine Mile River, Hants Co. N. S. , resides in Truro Heights, Colchester County, N.S.);
Alan Reidpath (born London, England, resides at Eigenheim Farm, Rexton, N. B.);
Gladys S. Rewby (born in West Dublin, Lunenburg County, N.S.);
Muriel Richardson (born and reside on Deer Island , includes her poem Passamaquoddy Bay");
Robert Rogers (born in Berry Mills, N.B.);
R. J. Rupert (whose poems appear under the pen name of "Coes Judson", was born in Saint John and at the present time is a resident of Charlottetown);
Douglas H. Sherren (born in Prince Edward Island, he lives at 10 Brighton Shore, Charlottetown, a student at the University of King's College, Halifax);
Olive Gertrude Smith (residing at her birthplace, Lower Wood Harbor, N.S.);
Mary J. Stewart (born In Bonshaw, P.E.I., resides at Enmore North, P.E.I.);
Isabel Sweet (born in New Jerusalem, N.B., but now lives at Juniper Station by the Miramichi River);
C.Robertson Tabor (born in Bathurst, N. B. he resides in Moncton);
Mary Emma Veazey (resides in her birthplace, St. Stephen, N. B.) includes her poems "Grand Manan" and "The Maritimer; ;
Lillian Crewe Walsh (her present residence is 16 Brody Ave. Glace Bay, N.S. , includes her poem "My Cape Breton Home");
Evelyn R. Wright (resides in Fredericton, N.B.); and
Russel B. Zinck (born in Blandford, Lunenburg County, N.S.) includes his poems "Waterlilies at bayswater" and "Nova Scotis Evening".
Some wear to covers, a few short tears, else very good. With an inscription by one of the contributors, Rose Cohen. 50.00

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102 COLLINS, Elizabeth. Memoirs of Elizabeth Collins : of Upper Evesham, New Jersey, A Minister of the Gospel of Christ, in the Society of Friends.
Nathan Kite, Philadelphia , 1835, 
COLLINS, Elizabeth. Memoirs of Elizabeth Collins : of Upper Evesham, New Jersey, A Minister of the Gospel of Christ, in the Society of Friends. Philadelphia : Nathan Kite, 50 North Fourth Street, 1833. Pp. (2),[3]-144, (2). 12mo, full leather with gilt lettering on black spine label. Elizabeth (neé Ballinger) Collins (b. January 4, 1755 - d. February 1, 1831). Lacking top 2 inches of the title-page, [removing the word "Memoirs of"], occasional light foxing, small stain on p.4, with the following gift inscription on the inside rear cover: "A present from John [..] who visited Pictou on the 3 [...] 183[?] in company with Daniel [] to Joanna Brownrigg". Else very good. 40.00

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103 COMISH, Shaun Westray Tragedy : A Miner's Story. 3rd pr
1993, 
COMISH, Shaun. The Westray Tragedy : A Miner's Story. Halifax : Fernwood Publishing, (September 1993). Third Printing. Pp (8),1-82,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, grey card covers. "This is a story of the Westray coal mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. In a miner's own words we are told of the atrocious conditions under which the miners worked. We hear about rock slides, cave-ins and explosively high levels of methane gas which if ignited would cause theknee high levels of coal dust to explode like a bomb. In addition to these dangers, we are told of an abseence of sanitary conditions, places to eat and toilet facilities underground. The miners knew that a tragedy was coming; what they didn't know was when or how big. The Westray mine only operated for eight months before it was closed by a massive explosion on May 9th, 1992. Twenty-six men were trapped below; the author was one of the draegermen who attempted to rescue them." - from the rear cover. Vg. 7.50

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104 COMISH, Shaun Westray Tragedy. 1st pr
1993, ISBN:1895686261 
COMISH, Shaun. The Westray Tragedy : A Miner's Story. Halifax : Fernwood Publishing, (1993). First Printing. Pp (8),1-82,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Gift inscription, else vg. 9.00

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105 COMISH, Shaun. Westray Tragedy : A Miner's Story. First edition paperback, signed.
1993, 
COMISH, Shaun. The Westray Tragedy : A Miner's Story. Halifax : Fernwood Publishing, (1993). First Printing. Pp (8),1-82,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers with white spine, black lettering to spine. "This is a story of the Westray coal mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. In a miner's own words we are told of the atrocious conditions under which the miners worked. We hear about rock slides, cave-ins and explosively high levels of methane gas which if ignited would casuse the knee-high levels of coal dust to explode like a bomb. In addition to these dangers, we are told of an absence of sanitary conditions, places to eat and toilet facilities underground. The miners knew that a tragedy was coming; what they didn't know was how big. The Westray mine only operated for eight months before it was closed by a massive explosion on May 9th, 1992. Twenty-six men were trapped below; the author was one of the draegermen who attempted to rescue them." - from rear. Some vertical cover creasing, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. Signed by the author. 10.00

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106 CONROD, Suzanne and Hugh Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivion : A Hooked Rug Museum of North America Research project
AuthorHouse, Bloomongton, IN, 2010, ISBN:9781452002378 
CONROD, Suzanne and Hugh. Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivion : A Hooked Rug Museum of North America Research project. (Bloomongton, IN) : AuthorHouse (2010). Pp (8),ix-xiii,(1),1-200,(2). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated tancard covers, lettered in maroon and black. "Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivio n is a delightful tale of discovery, but a sad reflection on the lack of preservation of North America's most endangered art form that has literally and figuratively been "tramped on" for much too long. Abandoned for more than half a century in the basement of a damp and mould filled former New Glasgow, Nova Scotia rug pattern factory, a determined research team found amazing pen and ink rug art created by an artist who is said to have studied inthe same New York art class with noted folk artist Norman Rockwell. Under a leaking sewage pipe in that same factory they unearthed amazing hand cut Mystery stencils that are now rewriting an amazing heritage." (from the back cover). Very good. 20.00

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107 Cookery) Kitchen Kapers
Commemorative Cook Books, 1975, 
(Cookery). Kitchen Kapers. Churchville Women's Institute, Churchville, Pictou Co., N.S. (Kansas City : Commemorative Cook Books, ca.1975-76). Pp (6),1-44,(4),A-D,(2). 8vo, white spiral bound card covers. Crease to lower front, covers rubbed, else vg. 7.50

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108 COSH, Don Trenton : The First Hundred Years. Signed Paperback.
1978, 
COSH, Don. Trenton : The First Hundred Years. S.l.: s.n., [ca. 1978]. Pp. (1),2-200. Illustrated with black and white photos. 8vo, red card covers with golden lettering to front cover, blank spine. Contents: Mayors and Town Clerks; Growth and Development; Amalgamation or Incorporation?; Iron, Steel,and Railway Cars; The Glass Industry; Smaller Industry; Public Buildings; Churches; Schools; The Business Community; The Fire Department; Airport; Bits and Pieces; Trenton's Counciollors. Covers rubbed with some shelfwear and faint cover creasing, else very good. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 25.00

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109 CREIGHTON, Norman. SIRCOM, Hilary, ed. Talk about the Maritimes. Homespun stories told through the seasons. FirstEdition, Paperback.
Nimbus, 1998, ISBN:1551092573 
CREIGHTON, Norman. Talk about the Maritimes. Edited by Hilary Sircom. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (1998). Pp [i]-x,[1]-182. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Front cover adds: "Homespun stories told through the seasons". "Thehome coomforts of winter, the pleasures of planting a garden in May, a loo k at life in a lumber camp, ghostly apparitions in New Brunswick and PrinceEdward Island, the excitement of the spring smelt run -- these are some of the topics covered in this eloquent series of essays from Norman Creighton . The auhtopr's obvious fascination and love for the Maritime countryside, and his fondness for the seasonal beauty of his native Annapolis Valley, are readily apparent in the various stories recounted here. Creighton's CBC Radio broadcasts connected strongly with his listeners during his five decades on the air, which included the heyday of radio -- the 1940s and 1950s." - from rear. Contents: Spring: Farewell to Winter -- Trials and Triumphs ofCupid -- The Shamrock -- How St Patrick Rid Pictou Island of Snakes -- Mud , Springtime's Calling Card -- Sugar-Making Time -- Lent Today and Yesterday -- Easter and the Spirit of Sharing -- The Perils of Housecleaning -- TheGander Month -- Between Hay and Grass -- Planter's Punch -- Our Edible Wil d Plants -- Black Bears and Pink Mayflowers -- The Take It Easy Garden -- ASpringtime Bouquet. Summer: Suddenly It's Summer -- Arbor Day and Titus Sm ith -- The Man Who Gave Us Apple Blossom Sunday -- Marsh Greens -- Beekeeping -- A June Wedding -- Bear River and Its Cherry Festival -- Pigeons, Razorbills and Other Winged Weaponry -- The Potent Potato -- The Games ChildrenPlay -- How to Keep Mosquitos at Bay -- Governor Murray and the Rose Bushe s -- Lumbago and Tossing the Caber -- A Summer to Remember -- The Great Springhill-Parrsboro Baseball Game -- The Winds of August. Autumn: September, Our Secret Treasure -- Our Fall Fairs and Exhibitions -- The Uncertainties of Politics -- The Wayward Blackberry -- Amateur Weather Forecasting -- TheSaxby Gale -- Thanksgiving -- It's Time to Have Your Chimney Cleaned -- Mi ss Shand's Wedding Dress -- Headless Men and Ghostly Lights -- Fires of Unknown Origin -- Religious Tolerance and Guy Fawkes Day -- For Those in Perilon the Sea -- The Men in Oilskins -- How Deer Hunting Got Started in Nova Scotia -- Advice From an Old Guide. Winter: Hockey in the Maritimes -- How to Avoid Freezing in the Dark -- The Eve of St Nicholas -- Three Children and the Halifax Explosion -- Footsteps in the Snow -- Christmas Carols, and the Piano -- Christmas Eve in a Small Town -- A Tree at Peggy's -- Recollections of Christmas Past, Halls Harbour -- Recollections of Christmas Past, Gaspereau Valley -- Too Much of a Good Thing -- New Years Customs -- Wreckers and teh Year of the Second Christmas -- The Shanty Crew -- Dusty, the Lumber Camp Dog -- Her Majesty's Very Special Delivery. Vg. 12.50

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110 CROCKETT, A. J. George Munro The Publisher,
Dalhousie University Press, Halifax, 1957, 
CROCKETT, A. J. George Munro "The Publisher". Halifax : Dalhousie University Press, 1957. Pp. (1),i-v,1-34 + one illustration. 8vo, stapled yellow printed card covers. Contents : I. Early Years in Nova Scotia. II. The Years of Obscurity in New York, 1856-1866. With the Appleton Company, 1856-1862. III. With the American News Company, 1862-1863. IV. Working for Beadle and Adams, 1863-1866. V. The Early Career of Erastus Beadle. VI. Erastus Beadle in New York. Plans and Writers for his Dime Novel Venture, 1855-1860. VII. Beadle and the Dimes in the Civil War Years, 1860-1865. VIII. Partnership with Irwin Beadle "The Fireside Companion." The Seaside Library. XI. The Copyright Controversy. XII. Munro's Benefactions to Dalhousie. XIII. Mimro's Death; His Friends. XIV. Conclusion. Rubbed, darkened, small stains to back cover, else very good. Ex-libris Elizabeth MacPherson, a niece of A.J. Crockett, with her signature, and with a Compliments of Rev. Alexander E. Kerr,President of Dalhousie University business card stapled to title page. 35. 00

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111 CROSBY, Heather Lee At the Edge of the Clear Carving.
1983, 1983 
CROSBY, Heather Lee. At the Edge of the Clear Carving. (Stellarton : The Author, 1983). "Printed by Richards Media Ltd., Foord Street, Stellarton, N.S." Pp (28), unpaginated. 8vo, white stapled cardcovers, with b&w photo on front and a b&w photo of Crosby on the rear.

Heather Lee Crosby (b. Montreal) was living in New Glasgow, Pictou County, Nova Scotia at the time of publication.
Her first book of poems (selected by Fraser Sutherland).

Includes
"Birthwound",
"The Painter" (for Vince Walsh),
"Lighthouses",
"The Crows",
"Moon Orange",
"Obituary",
and others.

Very good. NOTE: Postage should be less for this slim item. 14.00

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112 CULLEN, Marie AIKENS, Shirley FORBES, Margaret Along the Shore of Little Harbour, Pictou County, Nova Scotia : A History of Anderson's Mountain, Black Point, Boat Harbour, Chance Harbour, King's Head, Little Harbour and Woodburn
Little Harbour Community Centre, 1984, 
CULLEN, Marie, Shirley AIKENS and Margaret FORBES. Along the Shore of Little Harbour, Pictou County, Nova Scotia : A History of Anderson's Mountain, Black Point, Boat Harbour, Chance Harbour, King's Head, Little Harbour and Woodburn. [Little Harbour, Novs Scotia] : "Produced by: Little Harbour Community Centre", 1984. First Edition. Pp. (4),5-64. Illustrated. 8vo, stapled tan card covers, black titles to front, photo of Stewart's Grist Mill on front. Contents: 1. The Indian and French Settlements; 2. The Duke of Hamilton's Regiment; 3. The 82nd Grant and Early Settlers; 4. The Queen; 5. CountyCouncil and Roads; 6. Industries; 7. Shipyards, Seamen and Shipwrecks [pp. 21-28, including the wreck of the barque Melmervey in October 1890]; 8. Schools; 9. Courts; 10. Little Harbour Presbyterian Church; 11. Community Halls and Organizations; 12. Two World Wars; 13. Little Harbour Fire Department; 14. Places, People and Happenings; 15. Through the Years; 16. The Past and Present; 17. Place Names. Very good. Scarce. Due to its small size, shipping costs should bea bit cheaper than quoted. 40.00

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113 CUNNINGHAM, Bill Mumblypeg & Me : Growing Up in Pictou County, 1924-1943
The author, Sackville, NB, 2007, 
CUNNINGHAM, Bill. Mumblypeg & Me : Growing Up in Pictou County, 1924-1943. (Sackville, NB: William B. Cunningham, July 2007). Printed by Acadian Printing, Amherst. First Printing. Pp. (6),7-204,(4). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated black and red card covers with white lettering to front and spine. "The game Dad calls mumblypeg was a competitive game that required skill, luck and acceptance of the outcome -- a lot like life. With his intelligence, quick wit and even temperament Dad makes life look easy. But like mumblypeg, his life has had its share of wins and losses. As a father Dad listened to endless questions from us children and he always answered the same way, with more questions. He preferred to lead us on a journey of discovery rather than tell us quickly what we wanted to know. But when our problems were too great Dad was always there with a solution, no questions asked. Proud of his Scottish heritage, his stiff upper lip hides great tenderness and his thrifty practices cover up enormous generosity. He instilled in me an insatiable love of learning. Buit his greatest gift is the value he places on both independence and strong family ties. These stories sketch the foundation out of which those values grew. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed help Dad record them. - Marilyn." - from the rear cover. Contents: Prologue: In the End: Marshview; 1. From Freedom to Bondage:1924-1930; 2. Public Schooling: 1930-1935; 3. My Parents; 4. Siblings; 5. Our Farmhouse: Part A; 6. Our Farmhouse: Part B; 7. Our Neighbours; 8. The East River; 9. Work and Play; 10. A Decade of Depression; 11. High School: 1938-1940; 12. Summer in the U.S.A.; 13. Quitting School; 14. Sawmills and Machines; 15. Anti-Aircraft Shells; 16. Return to School: 1942-1943; 17. One Last Summer. Epilogue: Reflections. Very good. 30.00

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114 CUNNINGHAM, J. Fraser. Glory of Living
J. Fraser Cunningham / Atlantic Systematic Envelopes Ltd., New Glasgow, N.S., 1998, 
CUNNINGHAM, J. Fraser. The Glory of Living. (New Glasgow, N.S.: J. Fraser Cunningham, November 1998). Printed by Atlantic Systematic Envelopes Ltd., Truro, N.S. First Printing. Pp [1]-312,+ 8 pp photos. 8vo, pale blue card covers. The memoirs of James Fraser Cunningham (born 1916 in Riverton, Nova Scotia). Name, else very good. 20.00

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115 CUNNINGHAM, J. Fraser. History of District VI Gyro International 1922-1986.
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, N.S., 1987, 
CUNNINGHAM, J. Fraser. History of District VI Gyro International 1922-1986.(Hantsport, N.S.: Lancelot Press, 1987). Pp [1]-138,(2). 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Gyro International is a non-profit social, service, and fraternal club for men located in the United States and Canada. Gyro was founded in April 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. The primary purpose of the club is the promotion of friendship. In the beginning District VI was all the territory east of a line drawn north -south from Quebec to Hartford, Connecticut, today it includes only Maine and the Atlantic Provinces. A Dalhousie law student from Victoria, B.C. introduced Gyro to Halifax in 1922. Clubs were formed in St. John in 1922, New Glasgow in 1925, Charlottetown in 1928(1990), Kentville in 1935, Windsor in 1938, Dartmouth in 1956, Truro in 1960, Sackville, N. S. in1979, Riverview in 1980, Sussex in 1981,and 11 other communities including Boston and Bangor. Today there are 9 active Clubs. J. Fraser Cunningham was born in Stellarton on March 15, 1916. He joined the Gyro Club of New Glasgow in 1951 and was elected President in 1970, and Governorof District VI in 1976. Very good. 12.00

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116 Dalhousie University Munro Day 1961, Dalhousie University, Souvenir Programme.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1961, 
(Dalhousie University). Munro Day 1961, Dalhousie University, Souvenir Programme. (Halifax : Dalhousie University, 1961). Pp (12) unpaginated. Illustrated. 8vo, black stapled card covers. “George Munro, Dalhousie's first great benefactor, was born in Pictou County in 1825. He made a fortune throughpublish9ing good literature in “paper-back” form, and in 1879 began a five -year series of contributions to the university which totalled some $350,000 and saved Dalhousie from an impending financial collapse. Unfortunately, George Munro never attended Dalhousie. His interest in the University stemmed from the fact that he was brother-in-law of the President, John Forrest.In July 1881, the Board of Governors granted a student petition asking for an annual holiday named “The George Munro Memorial Day” in celebration of Munro's benefactions. In 1928 “Munro Day” was celebrated on March 9, and President A. Stanley MacKenzie reviewed the history of Dalhousie's benefactors. Since that time the names of all our benefactors have been associated with the holiday, and in 1938 the Senate decided that in future it would always be celebrated on the second Tuesday in March.” - from page [2]. Staplesrusted, else very good. 20.00

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117 Dalhousie University Munro Day. March 9, 1948
Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., 1948, 
(Dalhousie University). Munro Day. March 9, 1948. (Halifax : Dalhousie University, 1948). Printed by McCurdy Print. Pp (8) including covers. 12mo, black and orange stapled card covers. A small [4.75 by 3.5 inch] programme forthe 1948 celebration of Munro Day. “George Munro, Dalhousie's first great benefactor, was born in Pictou County in 1825. He made a fortune through publishing good literature in “paper-back” form, and in 1879 began a five -year series of contributions to the university which totalled some $350,000 and saved Dalhousie from an impending financial collapse. Unfortunately, George Munro never attended Dalhousie. His interest in the University stemmed from the fact that he was brother-in-law of the President, John Forrest. InJuly 1881, the Board of Governors granted a student petition asking for an annual holiday named “The George Munro Memorial Day” in celebration of Mun ro's benefactions. In 1928 “Munro Day” was celebrated on March 9, and President A. Stanley MacKenzie reviewed the history of Dalhousie's benefactors. Since that time the names of all our benefactors have been associated with the holiday, and in 1938 the Senate decided that in future it would always be celebrated on the second Tuesday in March.” Very good. 20.00

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118 DAWSON, George M.). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. George Dawson : The Little Giant. 1989 Paperback
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:092047456x 
(DAWSON, George). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. George Dawson : The Little Giant. (Toronto): Natural Heritage, (June 1989). Pp (12),1-138,(2). Illustrated. 8vo,maroon trade paperback. A biography of this eminent geologist & scholar-tr aveller. For (1849-1901) see DCB XIII:257-261, Marble NSH&A p.132. Born in Pictou, son of Sir William Dawson, he "may have contributed more than any other person to early knowledge of the geology, biology and ethnology of Canada's Northwest. Possessed of a brilliant mind, boundless enthusiasm. an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a great love of the land, he made some of the most epic exploratory journeys in Canadian history. His maps and reports remain invaluable reference sources. Both Dawson City and Dawson Creek are named in his honour" - rear cover. Chapters : 1. Disaster; 2. Family; 3. Determination; 4. Atlantic Voyage [aboard the packet Lake Erie]; 5. London; 6. Home; 7. Skookum Tumtum; 8. Boundary Commission; 9. Geological Survey; 10. Summer with Rankine [Rankine Dawson]; 11. Busy Years; 12. Fame. With bibliography. First published in 1974 by Clarke, Irwin. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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119 DAWSON, George M.). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. George Dawson : The Little Giant. First Edition in dustjacket. ex-library copy,
Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 1974, 
(DAWSON, George). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. George Dawson : The Little Giant. (Toronto): Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1974). First Printing. Pp 138, including frontispiece, photos and map to text. 8vo, brown cloth. A biographyof this eminent geologist & scholar-traveller. For (1849-1901) see DCB XII I:257-261, Marble NSH&A p.132. Born in Pictou, son of Sir William Dawson. "At the age of ten George was stricken by an illness that almost killed him and left him permanently dwarfed and hunch-backed. It appeared to everyone that this brilliant boy who had so many dreams of western exploration was doomed to life in a wheel chair. [...] He was apponted to the Geological Survey of Canada in 1875, and made its head in 1895. He tramped thousands of miles on foot and on horseback and he loved the west, most of all the Yukon - Dawson City was named in his honour." - from the dust jacket. This, a book for young people, was Barkhouse's first book. Rubbed, ex-library with bookplate to flyleaf, pouch to rear with pen number, ow vg in chipped (1inch "v" chip to rear panel on spine) dustjacket. 18.00

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120 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. BETHUNE, Chas. J.S. (ed.). ROSS, Bernard R. MACFARLANE, Thomas Canadian Naturalist & Geologist, and Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal. Vol. 7, No. 2, April 19, 1862.
B. Dawson & Son, Montreal , 1862, 
(DAWSON, J. William). BETHUNE, Chas. J.S. (ed.). The Canadian Naturalist & Geologist, and Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal. Vol.VII, No. 2, April 19, 1862. Montreal : B. Dawson & Son, 1862. Pp [81]-160, + folding table at rear. Illustrated. 8vo, blue printed wrappers. Includes : “Notes on the Flora of the White Mountains, in its Geographical and Geological relations” (by J.W. Dawson, pp 81-102); “On an Erect Sigillaria and aCoprolite from Nova Scotia” (by J.W. Dawson, pp 106-113, illustrated). Oth er contents : “On the failure of the Apple Tree in the neighbourhood of Montreal” (by John Archbold, pp 102-106); “On the Primitive Formations in Norway and in Canada, and their Mineral Wealth [continued]” (by Thomas Macfarlane, pp 113-127); “The New Spectrum discoveries” (pp 129-130, plus colour plate); “List of Diurnal Lepidoptera collected (unless otherwise specified) in the immediate vicinity of London, C.W.” (by W. Saunders, pp 130-132); “Anaccount of the Botanical and Mineral products, useful to the Chipewayan tr ibes of Indians, inhabiting the McKenzie River District” (by Bernard R. Ross, pp 132-137); “List of mammals, Birds, and Eggs, observed in the McKenzie's River District” (by Bernard R. Ross, pp 137-155); and more. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Spine chipped and torn, piece missing from back cover, frontcover and first few leaves stained, edges nicked, else good only. As is. 5 0.00

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