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121 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1912, 1912 
BORDEN, Rt. Hon. R.L. The Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1912]. Pp (4),5-31,(1) including a portrait frontispiece of Borden. 8vo, blue card covers.

Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office.

"On the 5th of December, 1912, the Rt. Honourable R. L. Borden introduced in the Canadian House of Commons the Naval Aid Act. The object of this bill is to increase immediately the effective naval forces of the Empire. It provides for an expenditure of $35,000,000 for the construction and equipment of battleships or armoured cruisers of the most modern and powerful type. When the ships are constructed they will be placed at the disposal of His Majesty for the common defence of the Empire.

Right Hon. R. L. BORDEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 21) to authorize measures for increasing the effective naval forces of the Empire. He said Mr. Speaker, in addressing the House upon so important a subject as that which I propose to discuss, I shall speak in no controversial spirit. If a portion of my remarks may necessarily controvert opinions which have been expressed by hon. gentlemen on either side of the House, let it be understood that I do so, not by way of criticism, but purely for the purpose of giving frankly to the House the reasons which have led the Government to adopt the course which I shall now outline." - from page 5.

"I now proceed to submit to the House the information which we have received from His Majesty's Government. It is in the form of a memorandum, as follows : —
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies to His Royal
Highness the Governor General.
Downing Street, 25th October, 1912.
Sir, —
1. I have the honour to transmit to Your Royal Highness the accompanying copy of a memorandum relating to the requirements of the naval defence of the Empire.
2. This document has been prepared by the Admiralty on the instructions of His Majesty's Government in compliance with the request of Mr. Borden with a view to presentation to the Dominion Parliament if, and when, the Dominion ministers deem it necessary.
I have, &c,
L. Harcourt.

Some sections: Strength of the German Fleet -
Strength of the British Fleet -
Home Waters -
Mediterranean Station -
Overseas..

"The rapid expansion of Canadian sea-borne trade, and the immense value of Canadian cargoes always afloat in British and Canadian bottoms, here require consideration. On the basis of the figures supplied by the Board of Trade to the Imperial Conference of 1911, the annual value of the overseas trade of the Dominion of Canada in 1909-10 was not less than £72,000,000, and the tonnage of Canadian vessels was 718,000 tons, and these proportions have already increased and are still increasing. For the whole of this trade wherever it may be about the distant waters of the world, as well as for the maintenance of her communications, both with Europe and Asia, Canada is dependent, and has always depended upon the Imperial navy, without corresponding contribution or cost." - p.16.

"Whatever may be the decision of Canada at the present juncture, Great Britain will not in any circumstances fail in her duty to the Overseas Dominions of the Crown. (Cheers and loud applause, some Liberals joining.) She has before now successfully made head alone and unaided against the most formidable combinations, and she has not lost her capacity by a wise policy and strenuous exertions to watch over and preserve the vital interests of the Empire. (Applause.)

The Admiralty are assured that His Majesty's Government will not hesitate to ask the House of Commons for whatever provision the circumstances of each year may require. But the aid which Canada could give at the present time is not to be measured only in ships or money. (Loud cheers.)

Any action on the part of Canada to increase the power and mobility of the Imperial Navy, and thus widen the margin of our common safety, would be recognized everywhere as a most significant witness to the united strength of the Empire, and to the renewed resolve of the Overseas Dominions to take their part in maintaining its integrity. (Loud applause.)

The Prime Minister of the Dominion having inquired in what form any immediate aid that Canada might give would be most effective, we have no hesitation in answering after a prolonged consideration of all the circumstances that it is desirable that such aid should include the provision of a certain number of the largest and strongest ships of war which science can build or money supply.'' (Loud cheers and prolonged applause.)- pp.17-18.

"Our navy was once dominant everywhere, and the white ensign was the token of naval supremacy in all the seas. Is it not time that the former conditions should in some measure be restored? (Applause.) Upon our own* coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, powerful squadrons were maintained twelve years ago. To-day the flag .is not shown on either seaboard. I am assured that the aid which we propose will enable such special arrangements to be consummated that, without courting disaster at home, an effective fleet of battleships and cruisers can be established in the Pacific, and a powerful squadron can periodically visit our Atlantic seaboard, to assert once more the naval strength of the Empire along these coasts. (Applause.)" - p.22.

"Upon inquiry as to the cost of such a battleship, we are informed by the Admiralty that it is approximately £2,350,000 including armament and first outfit of ordnance stores and ammunition. The total cost of three such battleships, which when launched will be the most powerful in the world, would be approximately* $35,000,000, and we ask the people of Canada through their Parliament to grant that sum to His Majesty the King (Loud and repeated cheering) of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Overseas Dominions, in order to increase the effective naval forces of the Empire, to safeguard our shores and our seaborne commerce, and to make secure the common heritage of all who owe allegiance to the King, (Applause.)

These ships will be at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the Empire. (Cheers.) They will be maintained and controlled as part of the Royal Navy (Hear, hear) ; and we have the assurance that if at any time in the future it should be the will of the Canadian people to establish a Canadian unit of the Royal Navy, these vessels can be recalled by the Canadian Government to form part of that unit, in which case, of course, they would be maintained by Canada and not by Great Britain. (Cheers.)" - p.23.

"Where shall these ships be built? They will be built under Admiralty supervision in the United Kingdom, for the reason that at present there are no adequate facilities for constructing them in Canada. The plant required for the construction of a dreadnought battleship is enormous, and it would be impossible at present to maintain shipbuilding in this country on such a scale. In any case, only the hull could be built in Canada; because the machinery, the armour, and the guns would necessarily be constructed or manufactured in the United Kingdom. The additional cost of construction in Canada would be about $12,000,000 for the three ships, and it would be impossible to estimate the delay. No one is more eager than myself for the development of shipbuilding industries in Canada, but we cannot, upon any business or economic considerations, begin with the construction of dreadnoughts; and especially we could not do so when these ships are urgently required within two or three years at the outside, for rendering aid upon which may depend the Empire's future existence. (Applause.)

According to my conception, the effective development of shipbuilding industries in Canada must commence with small beginnings and in a businesslike way. (Hear, hear.) I have discussed this subject with the Admiralty, and they thoroughly realize that it is not to the Empire's advantage that all shipbuilding facilities should be concentrated in the United Kingdom. I am assured, therefore, that the Admiralty are prepared in the early future to give orders for the construction in Canada of small cruisers, oil-tank vessels, and auxiliary craft of various kinds. (Loud applause.) The plant required is relatively small as compared with that which is necessary for a dreadnought battleship, and such an undertaking would have a much more secure and permanent basis from a business standpoint. For the purpose of stimulating so important and necessary an industry, we have expressed our willingness to bear a portion of the increased cost for a time at least. (Applause.) I see no reason why all vessels required in the future for our Government service should not be built in Canada, even at some additional cost. (Applause.) In connection with the development of shipbuilding, I should not be surprised to see the establishment of a higher class of engineering works, which would produce articles now imported and not presently manufactured in Canada. (Hear, hear.) - pp.24-25.

'Canada is sending these ships to range themselves in the battle line of the Empire with those of the mother country, of Australia, and of New Zealand. They will be the three most powerful battleships in the world, and they will bear historic names associated with this country. (Applause.) Thus, every Canadian will realize, in seeing or reading of these ships, that they are a gift in which he has participated, and that, by their presence in the battle line of the Empire, he has freely taken a direct and distinct share in maintaining the Empire's safety." p.26.

A spending comparison with Argentina and the United States.

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122 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Question, Speech Delivered by Mr. R.L. Borden, M.P., 3rd February, 1910.
House of Commons, Ottawa , 1910, 
BORDEN, R.L. The Naval Question, Speech Delivered by Mr. R.L. Borden, M.P.,3rd February, 1910. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1910]. Pp (2),[1]-15,(3). Frontis portrait. 8vo, brown printed stapled card covers. Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office. The Naval Question concerned whether Canada should build ships for Britain's navy – the Imperialists (English Canadians) supported it, while the nationalists (French Canadians) did not. In the end, Prime Minister Laurier opted for the formation of a separate Canadian navy. Very good. 50.00

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123 BORDEN, Robert Laird FOSTER, Geo. E. Speech of Mr. R.L. Borden on the Naval Service of Canada, Ottawa, Thursday, February 3, 1910 [with] Speech of Mr. Geo E. Foster on the Naval Service of Canada, Ottawa, Thursday, February 10, 1910
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1910, 
BORDEN, Robert Laird and Geo. E. FOSTER. Speech of Mr. R.L. Borden on the Naval Service of Canada, Ottawa, Thursday, February 3, 1910 [with] Speech ofMr. Geo E. Foster on the Naval Service of Canada, Ottawa, Thursday, Februa ry 10, 1910 . Ottawa: House of Commons, 1910. Pp. [1]-7,(1),;[1]-22,(2). 8vo, stapled wraps. House of Common Debates: Second Session, Eleventh Parliament. "I say that any proposals for the establishment of a naval unit of theimperial navy will be absolutely useless, and worse than useless -- I woul d go further and say dangerous -- unless it is expressly stipulated that intime of war there shall be but one navy under one central command and dire ction." - from p. 5, Borden's speech. Light edge-nicking and browning, sparse foxing, else very good. 50.00

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124 BORRETT, William C. KENT, Duke of]. CHAMBERS, Robert. Down To The Sea Again with Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. First Edition
Imperial Publishing Company, Halifax, 1947, 
BORRETT, William C. Down To The Sea Again with Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1947. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-221,(3). 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Watters p.251. Rhodenizer p.693, Laugher p.50. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : Down To The Sea Again; Watchers of the Sea [lighthouses including Nichol Island at Ship Harbour and Seal Island]; Mrs Wilson's Silverware; The Chesapeake Affair in 1863; Pirates Ahoy!; Samuel Cunard; The Wreck of the Astraea; Westernwald: Dutch Village [Halifax, with Titus Smith, etc.]; The Piper of Pictou; Amor de Cosmos; The Governor of St.Pierre; The S.S. City of Boston; The Waterfront: A Place of Never Failing Interest [Halifax]; The Loss of the Angelus; A Soldier of Fortune : Benedict Arnold - Citizen of Saint John; Prepare To Ram [H.M.C.S. Athabaskan]; A Great Champion: The Bluenose; The Babes in the Woods; H.R.H. Edward Duke of Kent; The Baronets of Nova Scotia; Place Names of Nova Scotia. Very good. Without dustjacket. 20.00

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Man Who Loved Schooners. First Edition, BOUDREAU, R.L. BOUDREAU, Walter.
125 BOUDREAU, R.L. BOUDREAU, Walter. Man Who Loved Schooners. First Edition
Nimbus, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:1551093197 
BOUDREAU, R.L. The Man Who Loved Schooners. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2000). First Edition. Pp. (6),[1]-170. Illustrated in black and white.8vo, art-and photo-illustrated blue card covers with yellow lettering to f ront cover and spine. "After a German submarine sinks the merchant barkentine Angelus, her ten crew are left to face the cold and merciless North Atlantic in a small open lifeboat without food or water. Over the next ten horrifying days, 24-year-old Walter Boudreau witnesses the death of all but oneof his shipmates. Miraculously, Boudreau survives. Just as incredible, thi s agonizing introduction to life before the mast does nothing to cool his passion for sailing. Over the next four decades, Captain Boudreau's love affair with the sea aboard his various classic schooners takes him through nautical adventures both thrilling and extraordinary. This books plots an exciting voyage from a shipwreck in the far north and the dramatic rescue of a stranded U.S. naval vessel, to an eerie encounter with a tiger shark. We witness the terror of confronting a 65-foot rogue wave, a fight with drug pirates in the Bahamas, and the onslaught of a vicious hurricane. Journing from Canada's East Coast to the Caribbean islands, across the raging Atlantic and, finally, home to Canada, the trials and tribulations of a life at sea -- including the tragic loss of several of Boudreau's beloved schooners -- are tempered by the wonderful adventures of life under sail." - from the rear cover. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaperthan quoted. 12.50

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126 BOURASSA, Henri Le Projet de Loi Navale : Sa nature, ses Conséquences: Discours prononcé auMonument National le 20 Janvier 1910
Devoir, 1910, 
BOURASSA, Henri. Le Projet de Loi Navale: Sa nature, ses Conséquences: Discours prononcé au Monument National le 20 Janvier 1910. (N.p.): Devoir, 1910. Pp 37. 8vo, stapled printed wraps. An important document in the history of Canadian naval development. The text is a transcription of a speech givenby Bourassa simultaneous with Parliamentary debate on the country's first Naval Service Act, outlining his opposition to the measure with characteristic drive and eloquence. After a detailed refutation of the arguments of parliamentarians and editorialists clamoring for a Navy, and a closely-reasoned presentation of his own position, Bourassa makes his appeal to the people of Canada: "Cette assemblée déclare que le parlement n'a pas le droit d'engager le Canada dans une politique navale entièrement nouvelle sans avoir au préalable obtenu le consentement du peuple. En conséquence, cette assemblée demande a la Chambre des Communes et au Sénat de différer l'adoption duprojet de loi déposé le 12 janvier 1910 jusqu'à ce que le peuple ait manif esté sa volonté par un plébiscite." It was an approach he had taken earlier, with regards to the South African war; as in that instance, it failed. Very good. 70.00

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127 BOUTILIER, A. D. Citadel On Stage : British Military Theatre, Sports, and Recreation in Colonial Halifax. First Edition, paperback
SVP Productions, Halifax, N.S., 2014, ISBN:9780993750700 2014 0993750702 / 9780993750700 
BOUTILIER, A. D. The Citadel On Stage : British Military Theatre, Sports, and Recreation in Colonial Halifax. Halifax, N.S.: SVP Productions, (2014). First Edition. Pp (5),vi-xi,[1]-341,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers, lettered in white.

Based on the author's thesis (master's)--Saint Mary's University, 2005, under title: The citadel on stage : the rise and decline of garrison theatre in Halifax. Redone with expanded endnotes, index, and illustrations.

"The Citadel On Stage is a lively and entertaining social history of British military officers stationed in colonial Halifax. The object of this volume is to survey a wide range of social, theatrical, and recreational performances up until confederation; and to examine the reasons why the garrison officers were entirely involved in these activities.

The main focus is on the garrison theatrical society as a social, cultural, and charitable entity, and how its existence revolved around the British institutions of colonial government and religion, as well as economics. The author illustrates a relationship between the theatricality of political performance and acting on stage, and shows how closely acting andpolitics are bound up with one another. While attesting that the Anglican Church supported garrison theatre, he gives a critical review of the incessant opposition by the non-conformist puritan element in the community. He also points out that the progress of theatre, sports, and recreation in colonial Halifax parallels the rise or decline of the economy. In his own style, A.D. Boutilier paints a vivid picture of the comedy and farce inherent inupper class society and in the British institutions moored at Halifax from 1749 to 1867." (from the back cover).

Contents :
Preface.
1. Setting the S tage. Prologue to Chapter Two.
2. The Citadel on Stage : The First Forty Years. The Rise of Garrison Theatre in Halifax. Decline, Revival, End. Garrison Colonial Prologues and Epilogue.
3. Horseracing, Regattas, Sports and Recreation. Afterpiece.

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128 BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.) GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. 2nd paperback printing
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London, 1983, ISBN:0774801964 
BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. Vancouver & London : University of British Columbia Press, (1983). Second Paperback Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xxx,[1]-373,(1),+ 48 pp.photos. Maps. 8vo, blue card covers. Chapters: 1. Barry M. Gough's "The Royal Navy's Legacy to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific, 1890-1914"; 2. Nigel D. Brodeur's "L.P. Brodeur and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy"; 3. P. Willet Brock's "CommanderE.A.E. Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922"; 4. Barry D . Hunt's "The Road to Washington: Canada and Empire Naval Defence, 1918-21"; 5. Hugh Francis Pullen's "The Royal Canadian Navy between the Wars, 1922-1939"; 6. Richard H. Leir's "'Big Ship Time': The Formative Years of RCN Officers Serving in RN Capital Ships"; 7. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part I"; 8. Fraser M. McKee's "Princes Three: Canada's Use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II"; 9. W.G.D. Lund's "The Royal Canadian Navy's Quest for Autonomy in the North West Atlantic"; 10. Marc Milner's "Royal Canadian Navy Participation in the Battle of the AtlanticCrisis of 1943"; 11. Patrick Beesly's "Operational Intelligence and the Ba ttle of the Atlantic: The Role of the Royal Navy's Submarine Tracking Room"; 12. W.A.B. Douglas and Jürgen Rohwer's "'The Most Thankless Task' Revisited: Convoys, Escorts, and Radio Intelligence on the Western Atlantic, 1941-43"; 13. L.C. Audette's "The Lower Deck and the Mainguy Report of 1949"; 14. John Bovey's "The Destroyers' War in Korea, 1952-53"; 15. Stuart Soward's"Canadian Naval Aviation, 1915-1969"; 16. J.M. Leeming's "HMCS Labrador an d the Canadian Arctic"; 17. Michael Hadley's "The Impact of Public Policy on a Naval Reserve Division"; 18. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part II"; 19. A. Keith Cameron's "The Royal Canadian Navy and the Unification Crisis". Sticker remnant to front, else very good. 18.00

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RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. First Edition in dustjacket, BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.) GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet
129 BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.) GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. First Edition in dustjacket
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London, 1982, 
BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. Vancouver / L.: University of British Columbia Press, (1982). Pp (8),[ix]-xxx,[1]-373,(1 ),+ 48 pp.photos. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth. Chapters: 1. Barry M. Gough's "TheRoyal Navy's Legacy to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific, 1890-1914"; 2. Nigel D. Brodeur's "L.P. Brodeur and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy"; 3. P. Willet Brock's "Commander E.A.E. Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922"; 4. Barry D. Hunt's "The Road to Washington: Canada and Empire Naval Defence, 1918-21"; 5. Hugh Francis Pullen's "The RoyalCanadian Navy between the Wars, 1922-1939"; 6. Richard H. Leir's "'Big Shi p Time': The Formative Years of RCN Officers Serving in RN Capital Ships"; 7. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part I"; 8. Fraser M. McKee's "Princes Three: Canada's Use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II"; 9. W.G.D. Lund's "The Royal Canadian Navy's Quest for Autonomy in the North West Atlantic"; 10. Marc Milner's "Royal Canadian Navy Participation in the Battle of the Atlantic Crisis of 1943"; 11. Patrick Beesly's "Operational Intelligence and the Battle of the Atlantic: The Role of theRoyal Navy's Submarine Tracking Room"; 12. W.A.B. Douglas and Jürgen Rohwe r's "'The Most Thankless Task' Revisited: Convoys, Escorts, and Radio Intelligence on the Western Atlantic, 1941-43"; 13. L.C. Audette's "The Lower Deck and the Mainguy Report of 1949"; 14. John Bovey's "The Destroyers' War in Korea, 1952-53"; 15. Stuart Soward's "Canadian Naval Aviation, 1915-1969"; 16. J.M. Leeming's "HMCS Labrador and the Canadian Arctic"; 17. Michael Hadley's "The Impact of Public Policy on a Naval Reserve Division"; 18. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part II"; 19. A. Keith Cameron's "The Royal Canadian Navy and the Unification Crisis". Gift inscription, else vg in nicked dj. 30.00

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130 BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.) GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London, 1982, ISBN:0774801522 
BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. Vancouver / L.: University of British Columbia Press, (1982). Pp (8),[ix]-xxx,[1]-373,(1 ),+ 48 pp.photos. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth. Contents: 1. Barry M. Gough's "TheRoyal Navy's Legacy to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific, 1890-1914"; 2. Nigel D. Brodeur's "L.P. Brodeur and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy"; 3. P. Willet Brock's "Commander E.A.E. Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922"; 4. Barry D. Hunt's "The Road to Washington: Canada and Empire Naval Defence, 1918-21"; 5. Hugh Francis Pullen's "The RoyalCanadian Navy between the Wars, 1922-1939"; 6. Richard H. Leir's "'Big Shi p Time': The Formative Years of RCN Officers Serving in RN Capital Ships"; 7. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part I"; 8. Fraser M. McKee's "Princes Three: Canada's Use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II"; 9. W.G.D. Lund's "The Royal Canadian Navy's Quest for Autonomy in the North West Atlantic"; 10. Marc Milner's "Royal Canadian Navy Participation in the Battle of the Atlantic Crisis of 1943"; 11. Patrick Beesly's "Operational Intelligence and the Battle of the Atlantic: The Role of theRoyal Navy's Submarine Tracking Room"; 12. W.A.B. Douglas and Jürgen Rohwe r's "'The Most Thankless Task' Revisited: Convoys, Escorts, and Radio Intelligence on the Western Atlantic, 1941-43"; 13. L.C. Audette's "The Lower Deck and the Mainguy Report of 1949"; 14. John Bovey's "The Destroyers' War in Korea, 1952-53"; 15. Stuart Soward's "Canadian Naval Aviation, 1915-1969"; 16. J.M. Leeming's "HMCS Labrador and the Canadian Arctic"; 17. Michael Hadley's "The Impact of Public Policy on a Naval Reserve Division"; 18. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part II"; 19. A. Keith Cameron's "The Royal Canadian Navy and the Unification Crisis". Vg in dj. Signed and inscribed by Boutilier on the title page. 35.00

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131 BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet. RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. 2nd hardcover printing. in dustjacket
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London, 1982, ISBN:0774801522 
BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. Vancouver / L.: University of British Columbia Press, (1982). Second Printing. Pp (8),[i x]-xxx,[1]-373,(1),+ 48 pp.photos. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth. Chapters: 1. Barry M. Gough's "The Royal Navy's Legacy to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific, 1890-1914"; 2. Nigel D. Brodeur's "L.P. Brodeur and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy"; 3. P. Willet Brock's "Commander E.A.E. Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922"; 4. Barry D. Hunt's "The Road to Washington: Canada and Empire Naval Defence, 1918-21"; 5. Hugh Francis Pullen's "The Royal Canadian Navy between the Wars, 1922-1939"; 6. Richard H.Leir's "'Big Ship Time': The Formative Years of RCN Officers Serving in RN Capital Ships"; 7. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Pa rt I"; 8. Fraser M. McKee's "Princes Three: Canada's Use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II"; 9. W.G.D. Lund's "The Royal Canadian Navy's Quest for Autonomy in the North West Atlantic"; 10. Marc Milner's "Royal Canadian Navy Participation in the Battle of the Atlantic Crisis of 1943"; 11. Patrick Beesly's "Operational Intelligence and the Battle of the Atlantic: The Role of the Royal Navy's Submarine Tracking Room"; 12. W.A.B. Douglasand Jürgen Rohwer's "'The Most Thankless Task' Revisited: Convoys, Escorts , and Radio Intelligence on the Western Atlantic, 1941-43"; 13. L.C. Audette's "The Lower Deck and the Mainguy Report of 1949"; 14. John Bovey's "The Destroyers' War in Korea, 1952-53"; 15. Stuart Soward's "Canadian Naval Aviation, 1915-1969"; 16. J.M. Leeming's "HMCS Labrador and the Canadian Arctic"; 17. Michael Hadley's "The Impact of Public Policy on a Naval Reserve Division"; 18. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part II";19. A. Keith Cameron's "The Royal Canadian Navy and the Unification Crisis ". Gift inscription, else vg in spine-sunned dj. 25.00

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132 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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133 BRAIDWOOD, Jack. Never Lose Steerage Way
Picton Gazette, 1976, 
BRAIDWOOD, Jack. Never Lose Steerage Way. (Picton, Ont.): The Picton Gazette, (1976). Pp 248. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. A wide-ranging and profusely illustrated book that combines naval memoir with accounts of small boat cruising. A highlight is the narrative of a passage in Irving Johnson's famous brigantine yacht Yankee. Vg in dj. 45.00

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134 BRAITHWAITE, Max Commodore's Barge is Alongside. in dj
McClelland & Stewart, 1979, ISBN:0771016107 
BRAITHWAITE, Max. The Commodore's Barge is Alongside. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1979). Pp. 191. 8vo, blue cloth. Spadoni and Donnelly 3038. This novel from the pen of the widely respected Canadian author, Max Braithwaite, is "a naval spoof that's awash with nautical nonsense." -from the dust jacket. Cocked, ow vg in lightly rubbed dj. 25.00

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135 BROCK, Jeffry V. Dark Broad Seas. 1st in dj.
McClelland and Stewart, 1981, 
BROCK, Jeffry V. The Dark Broad Seas. (Tor.) : McClelland and Stewart, (1981). First Printing. Pp 275. 8vo, blue cloth spine. Law 1498. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. "The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War." - from the dj. Vg in nicked dj. 20.00

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136 BROCK, Jeffry V. Dark Broad Seas. 2nd in dj. signed
1982, 
BROCK, Jeffry V. The Dark Broad Seas. (Tor.) : McClelland and Stewart, (1982). Second Printing. Pp 275. 8vo, blue cloth spine. Law 1498. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. "The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War." - from the dj. Vg in nicked dj. Signed. 20.00

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137 BROCK, Jeffry V. Dark Broad Seas. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor.. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0771016239 
BROCK, Jeffry V. The Dark Broad Seas. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1981). First Printing. Pp (10),11-275,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Law 1498, Spadoni & Donnelly 3221. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. "The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War." - from the dj. The Dark Broad Seas is the first volume of With Many Voices , Brock's fascinating and richly anecdotal memoir, tracing the naval career of a determined young Canadian, which began in 1940 when Brock sailed England, on loan to the Royal Navy. With superb narrative skill and lively wit, the author describes his experiences as a commander of escort groups in the U-boat ridden Atlantic of World War II. Whether transporting explosives, dealing with drunken officers, navigating thgrough hurricanes, or coping with the naval hierarchy, he paints a vivid picture of men and ships on war-time seas. Woven through the high adventure ofcombat are encounters with colourful political and military figures [e.g. : Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Montgomery.], and the feisty people of Britain. The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War. It is both a aspirited retrospective on a climactic era and an outspoken memoir by a asingular Canadian. It sets the stage for the political drama which was to affect, undermine, and ultimately destroy the traditional foundations upon which the Royal Canadian navy was built." - from the dj flaps. Chapters : 1. Early Days of War; 2. First Command - The Violence of the Enemy; 3. Corvettes in the Royal Navy; 4. "The Milk Run"; 5. British Warship -Yankee Built [H.M.S. Cockburn]; 6. Ashore and Afloat with the 4th Escort Group; 7. The Continuing U-Boat Peril; 8. In Any Navy Forthwith Means Forthwith; 9. The Very last Convoy; 10. Unwinding a War; 11. Creative Activities of a Military Planner; 12. A Change in Status; 13. Canada Joins the Korean War; 14. "Tho' Much Is Taken, Much Abides"; 15. Tortuois Channel to Chinnampo; 16. Patrolling Feverish Seas; 17. No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy; 18. "The Long Day Wanes". Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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138 BROCK, Jeffry V. With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. Volume I : The Dark Broad Seas. Volume II : The Thunder and the Sunshine. Two Volumes in dustjackets.
McClelland & Stewart, 1981, 
BROCK, Jeffry V. With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. Volume I : The Dark Broad Seas. Volume II : The Thunder and the Sunshine. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1981-1983). First Printings. Pp (10),11-275,(1); (10),11-384. 8vo, navy cloth spine (vol.1), maroon cloth (vol.2). "Witrh superb narrative skill and lively wit, the author describes his experiences as a commander of escort groups in the U-boat-ridden Atlantic of World War II. Whether transporting explosives, dealing with drunken officers, navigating through hurricanes, or coping with the naval hierarchy, he paints a vivid picture of men and ships on war-time seas. Woven through the high adventure of combat are encounters with colourful political and military figures, and the feisty people of Britain." -from the dustjacket. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjackets. For the set. 40.00

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139 BROCK, Jeffry V. With Many Voices. 2nd pr. 2 vols. in djs
McClelland & Stewart, 1982, 
BROCK, Jeffry V. With Many Voices. Volume I : The Dark Broad Seas. Volume II : The Thunder and the Sunshine. (Tor.) : McClelland and Stewart, (1982-1983). Second Printings. Pp (10),11-275,(1); (10),11-384. 8vo, navy cloth spine (vol.1), maroon cloth (vol.2). Vg in edgeworn, nicked djs. the set for 35.00

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140 BROWN, Cassie Standing into Danger : a dramatic story of shipwreck and rescue.
Doubleday, New York and Toronto, 1979, ISBN:0385136811 
BROWN, Cassie. Standing into Danger : a dramatic story of shipwreck and rescue. Garden City, NY and Toronto: Doubleday & Company, Inc. and Doubleday Canada Limited, 1979. First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(4),[3]-391,(3) + 36 p of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine, yellow paper-covered boards. "In the snowy predawn of February 18, 1942, a convoy of three American ships zigzag upthe North Atlantic toward Newfoundland, heading for one of the worst disas ters in United States naval history." - from the dust-jacket. Name to ffep,faint soiling to boards, else very good in edgeworn, price-clipped dj. 25. 00

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