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181 DUDLEY, Jack Coastal Heritage Series) Swansboro : A Pictorial Tribute
North Carolina Archives, Morehead City, NC, 1998, 
DUDLEY, Jack. Swansboro : A Pictorial Tribute . Photography by North Carolina Archives and History. (Morehead City, NC: North Carolina Archives, Coastal Heritage Series, 1998). Pp. [1]-155,(3). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue card covers. A volume in the Coastal Heritage Series. A photographic tribute to the people of the North Carolina fishing port of Swansboro. Vg. 20.00

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182 DUNCAN, Mary Lou Straith. ELLIOTT, Richard). Passage to America, 1851-1869 : The Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan. Arranged passages booked to, through and from Detroit. Persons paying, names of passengers, ports of departure, destinations,fees paid. First Edition.
Detroit Society for Genealogical Researc, Inc. , Detroit, Michigan, 1999, ISBN:0943112222 
DUNCAN, Mary Lou Straith. Passage to America, 1851-1869 : The Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan. Arranged passages bookedto, through and from Detroit. Persons paying, names of passengers, ports o f departure, destinations, fees paid. Detroit, Michigan : The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc., c/o Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 1999. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxvi,(2),1-194. Illustrated with period advertisements. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey and white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. "The records which have been reproduced in this book have been transcribed from the account ledger of arranged passages booked by Richard Robert Elliott, passenger agent, in his Detroit office from 1851-1869. [...] The ledger, about 11 by 14 inches, contained a listing of all of the passengers (mostly emigrants traveling from Great Britain and Europe) ticketed by him during the years mentioned. A large percentage were Irish still emigrating after the famine years. The entries, in chronological order, listed both the names of the persons paying for the tickets and the names of the passengers. It also listed thosewho obtained passage from Detroit outward bound to European ports. [...] T he total number of passengers listed was over 6,100. There were probably another thousand named as persons arranging and paying for those tickets. Approximately 48 ports of departure were entered as well as about 129 destinations. The primary port of departure was Liverpool but many other ports are mentioned -- some in Ireland and Europe as well as on the Great Lakes and connecting waterways to New York. The fees for each passage, whether inland or ocean, were also given. Ages were given for some of the children. A fullname index, including the persons paying and the passengers, has been prep ared for researchers." - from the introduction. Very good. 95.00

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183 DUNCAN, Norman ADAMS, John Coldwell, (ed. with an introduction) Selected Stories of Norman Duncan
University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 1988, ISBN:0776602055 1988 0776602055 / 9780776602059 
DUNCAN, Norman. Selected Stories of Norman Duncan. Edited with an introduction by John Coldwell Adams. (Ottawa) : University of Ottawa Press, (1988). Pp. (8),[1]-184. 8vo, yellow card covers with black lettering to front and spine.

In the Canadian Short Story Library series.

"These unusual stories offer the reader colourful, realistic descriptions of life in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in immigrant communities in New York, around the turn of the century. Their publication presents an opportunity to become acquainted with the work of a Canadian author who deserves greater recognition than he has so far received.

The settings of Norman Duncan's stories are far removed from the towns and villages of southwestern Ontario where he was born in 1871 and where he grew up. As a journalist whose work took him to many distant places, Duncan was a practised observer of unfamiliar modes of life, and his fiction, which grew out of his travels, is infused with the fresh outlook of the wide-eyed discoverer. While in New York, he wrote anecdotal tales of the Syrian immigrants he met there, But he is chiefly known for his intense and convincing stories of life in the fishing ports of Newfoundland, a life of courage, endurance, and grim struggle against the sea.

This volume brings together the best of the Syrian and Newfoundland stories, many of which are drawn from rare and out-of-print editions, and includes the most extensive bibliography of Duncan's work so far published." - from the rear cover.

Includes:
Part I: Stories of New York's Syrian Quarter: "Introduction: A People from the East",
"The Lamp of Liberty",
"The Spirit of Revolution".

Part II: Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador:
"Introduction: The Codfishers of Newfoundland",
"The Strength of Men",
"The Fruits of Toil",
"From 'Doctor Luke of the Labrador'", "From 'The Adventures of Billy Topsail'",
"A Croesus of Gingerbread Cove", "The Doctor of Afternoon Arm",
"The Rose of Great Price",
"The Wreck of the Rough-an'-Tumble".

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184 DUNCAN, Roger F PRENATT, Harold Eastward : A Maine Cruise in a Friendship Sloop. First Edition in dustjacket.
International Marine, 1976, 1976 087742067X / 9780877420675 
DUNCAN, Roger F. Eastward : A Maine Cruise in a Friendship Sloop. Camden, Maine : International Marine, (1976). First Edition. Pp 210. Illustrated in text. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Toy 1035, Morris & Howland p.46.

Roger Fenn Duncan (b. May 21, 1916, Scarsdale, N.Y. - d. May 15, 2010, Boothbay, Maine).

A voyage along the coasts of Maine and New Brunswick in a converted classic small workboat.

"This book is the celebration of a cruise. From its table of contents and track charts, it appears to be the account of a cruise from East Boothbay, Maine, to Saint John, New Brunswick, and back; but it is more than an account of ports visited and weather encountered. It tells how the author feels about what happened to him and his crew, for these feelings are what make a cruise memorable long after the snapshots are dog-eared and faded. Because feelings are accumulated from past experience, the book abounds in reminiscences of other cruises, personal reflections, tales of other men's exploits, and digressions into history and literature.

In this book, Roger Duncan has distilled the essence of cruising. May it add a dimension to your next adventure on salt water. " from the dj flap.

1. Cruising — An Introduction;
2. A Mad Start;
3. Eastward and Her Crew;
4. The First Night at Sea;
5. Retreat;
6. Reflections;
7. Up Frenchman Bay to Bar Harbor;
8. A Day at Anchor;
9. Dorr Mountain;
10. Bound East;
11. Codfish;
12. Building Eastward;
13. Digressions Afloat and Ashore;
14. Our First Foreign Port [being North Head Harbour, Grand Manan]
15. Fair Tide to Saint John;
16. Saint John;
17. Freshwater Interlude [the Saint John River];
18. The River, the Bay, and Crazy Point;
19. "The Crew's View" by Harold Prenatt;
20. Art and Literature at Sea;
21. Crazy Point, Blacks Harbor, and Saint Andrews;
22. Saint Andrews to Cutler;
23. Rendezvous;
24. Grand Manan to Roque Island;
25. Digression to Jonesport;
26. Three Vignettes;
27. Black Back and Shag;
28. The Mayor of McGlathery Island [on Naamon Hutchinson];
29. Emergencies;
30. Friendship Sloops and the Friendship Sloop Society;
31. Grounding Out;
32. Before the Race;
33. The Start;
34. The Finish;
35. Friendship Sloop Day;
36. Homeward Bound.

With Appendix. Gift inscription, light spotting to fore-edge and a few pages, else very good in edgeworn dustjacket 30.00

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185 EASTMAN, Ralph M. Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor : Presenting stories and illustrations of the skilled, resourceful men of stout hearts who, with their trim, weatherly boats of sturdy construction, have played such an important role in the maritime life of Boston
Second Bank-State Street Trust Company, Boston, 1956, 
EASTMAN, Ralph M. Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor : Presenting stories and illustrations of the skilled, resourceful men of stout hearts who, with their trim, weatherly boats of sturdy construction, have played such an important role in the maritime life of Boston. Boston : Privately printedfor the Second Bank-State Street Trust Company, 1956. Pp (12),1-91,(1). Il lustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : Background of Pilotage; Why Take on a Pilot?; The Making of a Pilot; Boston Marine Society; Pilots at Boston; Light Island Named for a Pilot; Sylph, Yacht & Pilot Boat;Pilot Boat Fleet of 1859; Captains Dolliver and Chandler, Pilots; Captain William C. Fowler, Pilot; Captain Franklin Fowler, Pilot; Captain George W.Lawler, Pilot; Pilot Boat Lawlor; Pilot Boat Louise; Boston Pilot Boats at Shanghai; 24 Hours on a Pilot Boat; Pilot Boats in the "Portland" Storm; W artime Service; Pilot Headquarters; Pilot #1 and Roseway #2 —Present Pilot Boats; More Early Pilot Boats of Boston. Rubbed, edgeworn, small stain to bottom of first page, else good. As is. 10.00

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186 EGGLESTON, Wilfrid Canada at Work
Canada at Work, Ottawa, 1953, 
EGGLESTON, Wilfrid. Canada at Work. Ottawa: Canada at Work, Pub., 1953. pp (16),[17]-390-[391],(1)table of contents,I-LXXIX adverts. b & w illustrations + plates throughout (some with red). 8vo. blue leatherette, silver to spine and front board. Loosely inserted single leaf "Complimentary Copy" slip. A Korean War era review of Canada's industrial capacity, with a glance atCanada's national ports including Halifax. Chipping to head and tail of sp ine, slightly rubbed, else vg. 50.00

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187 ELLIS, Ridsdale. Motor Boating Magazine. Permanent Yacht Moorings. plain wrapper.
Motor Boating, New York, 1939, 
ELLIS, Ridsdale. Permanent Yacht Moorings. (New York : Motor Boating), 1939. Pp 117. 8vo, blue cloth. A concise practical and technical manual outlining the construction and maintenance of yacht moorings. Morris & Howland p.48. Very good. 50.00

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188 EMMONS, Frederick Pacific Liners : 1927-72. in dj.
Arco Publishing, New York, 1974, ISBN:0668033800 
EMMONS, Frederick. Pacific Liners : 1927-72 . New York: Arco Publishing, (1974). Pp. [1]-135,(1). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Includes brief career sketches (as well as many silhouettes) of more than two hundred vessels from several countries that serviced Pacific ports. "Altogether 226 ships are illustrated and another 24 of minor importance are described. The line drawings of each ship give an indication of comparative size, national characteristics, and evolution of design throughthe years. Following each illustration is the pertinent information on the ship shown; years of service, physical data, builder, changes of ownership and name, together with noteworthy incidents in her career." - from the dj . Vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 25.00

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The Great Bombay Explosion.  First  Edition in dustjacket, ENNIS, John
189 ENNIS, John The Great Bombay Explosion. First Edition in dustjacket
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1959, 1959 
ENNIS, John. The Great Bombay Explosion. New York : Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1959). First Edition. Pp (8),ix,(3),3-182 + 8-page central section of b&w photos.With a few diagrams in the text. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine.

Law 1399.

John Ennis (b. September 18, 1920, Manchester, England). He spent nearly two years in Canda during the war, at Debert Field, Nova Scotia, and was an influence in the career of Arthur Hailey.

A story that is particularly resonant here in Halifax: the explosion of the steam freighter Fort Stikine at the Port of Bombay in April of 1944. Her general cargo included 1300 tons of high explosive, several hundred drums of lubricating oil, and thousands of bales of raw cotton; when she exploded, twelve ships and three hundred acres of the Bombay Docks were devastated.

The Fort Stikine was a British Fort ship which was built by Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard, Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1942. Owned by the American War Shipping Administration, she was leased under charter to the Ministry of War Transport under the Lend-Lease scheme and operated under the management of the Port Line. 441 loa, 7,142 GRT.

"When the S.S. Fort Stikine blew up in Bombay Docks on April 14, 1944, she created one of the greatest explosions in history. The devestation she caused - and the reasons for the explosion - were, however, shrouded by a security blanket, and the terrible events of that blazing hot afternoon, have never been publicly recorded. John Ennis, eith a journalist's zeal for a good story, has not only ferreted out the facts; he has interviewed all the survivors who know what happened, and had built up a deatiled picture of rhe disaster.

The facts are simple, if staggering. The Fort Stikine steamed into Bombay carrying a mixed cargo of 1,318 tons of explosives (including shells, torpedoes, mines, and incendiary bombs) and £1,000,000 in gold bars, all taken aboard in Britain, plus 8,700 bales of hessian-wrapped raw cotton, hundreds of drums of lubricating oil (some leaking), scrap iron, sulphur, rice and resin, picked up at Karachi. It would be difficult to imagine a more dangerously inflammable cargo, but when she tied up at Number One berth in Victoria Dock, the Fort Stikine was ringed by no less than twenty-four other vessels.

She caught fire in the early stages of unloading, and for hours the fire was fought heroically and in vain. When she blew up she devestated three hundred acres of Bombay Docks and reduced twelve ships to scrap iron. The blast created a tidal wave and lifted the stern of the 4,000-ton Jalapadma [a cargo ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company] into the air and dropped it on top of the fifty-foot-high roof of a shed on the quay. Flaming drums of oil spun through the air, belching flames like gigantic fireworks; blazing cotton bales spurted up to fall on ships and warehouses, starting fires in all directions; white hot metal from the ship's plates fell on Bombay a mile from the ship. The million pounds of gold disintegrated.

In this reconstruction of a disaster that was never allowed to become news, Mr. Ennis follows the fatal voyage of the Fort Stikine from the day she sailed from Britain for Karachi and Bombay. We experience the mounting tension of the voyage, the heroic hours of the fire, and the terrible impact of the explosion through the eyes of the men who sailed in her and of those who struggled in the blazing hell of the docks. And throughout the story, built up from a myriad factual details, we watch the forging of the incredible chain of circumstances that was to lead to destruction." - from the jacket.

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190 Exchequer Court of Canada Canada, Province of Nova Scotia, In the Exchequer Court of Canada, Nova Scotia Admiralty District : Scotia Shipping Company, Plaintiff - against S.S.Agia Thalassini, Defendant
Exchequer Court of Canada, Halifax , 1956, 
(Exchequer Court of Canada). Canada, Province of Nova Scotia, County of Halifax. No. 2051. In the Exchequer Court of Canada, Nova Scotia Admiralty District : Scotia Shipping Company, Plaintiff - against – S.S. “Agia Thalassini,” Defendant : Minutes of Evidence on Behalf of the Plaintiff. Before His Lordship Mr. Justice V.J. Pottier. Vern Thomson, Court Reporter. (Halifax :the Court, 1956). Pp (2),[1]-93,(1) leaves, printed one side only. Folio, blue card covers, black cloth tape spine. “The proceedings concern a claim arising out of a collision at sea which occurred in the early morning of the 23rd of June, 1956, in Cabot Strait. The “Sofia” was proceeding from one of the Miramichi Ports, Millbank, New Brunswick, to England with a large cargo including deck cargo of peeled pit props. Fog prevailed during the relevant time.” (p. 2). Witnesses : Capt. John Larrauri, Francisco Javier Nanez, Jose Basterrechea, Francisco Javier Basterrechea, Jose Garamendi, Hipolito Bilbao. Rubbed, edges nicked, corners creased, else very good. 60.00

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191 FARR, Grahame Ships and Harbours of Exmoor
Exmoor Press, 1970, 
FARR, Grahame. Ships and Harbours of Exmoor. (Exmoor): The Exmoor Press, (1970). Pp 48 including 8 p of plates. 8vo, ill. card covers. A marine history of Ilfracombe, Watermouth, Combe Martin, Lynmouth, Porlock, Minehead and Watchet, with photographs and a bibliography. Vg. Uncommon. 45.00

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192 FETHERLING, Douglas Running Away to Sea : Round the World on a Tramp Freighter. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1998, ISBN:0771031157 
FETHERLING, Douglas. Running Away to Sea : Round the World on a Tramp Freighter. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1998). First Printing. Pp (10),1-245,(1). A few illustrations in the text. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Douglas George Fetherling (b. January 1, 1949, Wheeling, West Virginia). "At a low point in his life, the prolific Canadian writer Douglas Fetherling sought to clear his head by taking the kind of trip that many of us dream about - going round the world on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him (and a handful of other travellers) some thirty thousand nautical miles, from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific, with a future as fragile as its past is romantic. There the ship, a converted Russian ice-breaker renamed The Pride of Great Yarmouth, traded at some of the most fabled - and some of the most disreputable - ports in the southern hemisphere. The return voyage, by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez, was just as memorable. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, Fetherlings narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Foreign Legionnaires of French Polynesia to the raskol gangs of Papua New Guinea. Most memorable perhaps are the men and women who continue to follow the millennia-old life of the sea. This is the world of Ordinaries and Able-Bodied Seamen, but also of hopeful young officer cadets to say nothing of, in this particular instance, a temperamental cook, a computer genius with a nose-ring, and a young Russian woman who believes herself the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Fetherling captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramped quarters seem to exaggerate. But he also describes how the routine of loneliness or tranquillity is punctuated by moments of near-panic shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Strait of Malacca. Running Away to Sea is literary travel-writing in the grand old tradition." - from the dj, which also carries a high recommendation from Bill Bryson. Chapters : 1. Taking Ship; 2. Panama; 3. Somewhere in the Pacific; 4. Polynesia; 5. Shipmates; 6. Suva to Santo; 7. Papua New Guinea: Rats and Butterfies; 8. Papua New Guinea: Volcanoes and Raskols; 9. Bandar, Singapore, and a Brush with Pirates; 10. The Long Way Back Home; 11. South Pacific Sunset. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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193 FILDES, R.D Ships that Serve Australia and New Zealand. no dj.
Searail Productions, 1975, 
FILDES, R.D. Ships that Serve Australia and New Zealand : Volume One- Australia and New Zealand. (Sydney: Searail Productions, 1975). Pp 200. Oblong 8vo, ill. cloth. "This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide toboth large and small vessels that can be seen in Australian and New Zealan d ports. In this publication Australian and New Zealand flag vessels are listed. A separate volume covering overseas flag ships which call at Australasian ports will be published as Volume Two." -from the Introduction. With many illustrations. Ffep missing, rubbed, slightly splayed, else vg. 35.00

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194 FINGARD, Judith Labour/Le Travail 02 ABELLA, Irving MORTON, Desmond Decline of the Sailor as a Ship Labourer in 19th Century Timber Ports.
Labour/Le Travailleur, 1977, 
FINGARD, Judith. "The Decline of the Sailor as a Ship Labourer in 19th Century Timber Ports." An article in Labour/Le Travailleur, No.2, 1977. Pp 35-53. Also Desmond Morton's "Taking on the Grand Trunk: The Locomotive Engineers Strike of 1876-7"'; Irving Abella's "Portrait of a Jewish Professional Revolutionary: The Recollections of Joshua Gershman"; 6 others. Vg. For the issue. 7.00

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195 FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36 Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. First Edition., cloth.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802024580 
FINGARD, Judith. Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1982). First Edition. Pp. (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12pp plates. Many tables. 8vo, illustrated off-white cloth. Volume 36 in the Social History of Canada series. "[...] a vivid picture of the working liv es of the thousands of Sailor Jacks and handful of female merchant seafarers, who called at the ports of Quebec, Halifax, and Saint John during the last decades of the "golden age" of sail." - from the rear cover of the paperback edition.. "The boisterous presence of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaports of Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax, during the shipping seasonsof the age of sail. Their patterns of employment, shipboard and seaside mi sbehaviour, and serious injuries and illnesses drew a variety of responses from port society. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments of Canada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, jumped ship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment. Characterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour market had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls -a struggle between reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamen tal economic transformation. Boarding-house-keepers often acted as private shipping agents, intimidating shipmasters and crimping sailors. Governmentsand reformers sought to control this lucrative system, but with limited su ccess, until the sailortowns of the crimps and the seafarers died with the passing of the sailing ship." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. The Sailor Labour Market; 2. Patterns of Seafaring Life; 3. The Rhythm of Port Life; 4. The Sailor's Labour Rights; 5. Crimps and Reformers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Very good. 60.00

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196 FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36 Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. First Edition, paperback
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802064671 
FINGARD, Judith. Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1982. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12 pp plates Many tables. 8vo, olive trade paperback. Volume 36 in the Social History of Canada series. Judth Fingard (b. 1943). "Judith Fingard re-creates here the world of work and the dockside environment of three generations of nineteenth-centurv sailors, adding another fascinating chapter to our rapidly growing knowledge of the Canadian working class." - from the rear cover. "The boisterous presence of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaportsof Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax, during the shipping seasons of the age of sail. Their patterns of employment, shipboard and seaside misbehaviour, and serious injuries and illnesses drew a variety of responses from port s ociety. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments of Canada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, jumpedship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment. Char acterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour market had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls - a strugglebetween reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamental economi c transformation. Boarding-house-keepers often acted as private shipping agents, intimidating shipmasters and crimping sailors. Governments and reformers sought to control this lucrative system, but with limited success, until the sailortowns of the crimps and the seafarers died with the passing of the sailing ship." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. The Sailor Labour Market; 2. Patterns of Seafaring Life; 3. The Rhythm of Port Life; 4. The Sailor's Labour Rights; 5. Crimps and Reformers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Name, else very good. 14.00

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197 FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36 Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. First Edition, paperback, Signed
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802064671 
FINGARD, Judith. Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12 ppplates Many tables. 8vo, olive trade paperback. Volume 36 in the Social Hi story of Canada series. "Judith Fingard re-creates here the world of work and the dockside environment of three generations of nineteenth-centurv sailors, adding another fascinating chapter to our rapidly growing knowledge ofthe Canadian working class." - from the rear cover. "The boisterous presen ce of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaports of Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax, during the shipping seasons of the age of sail. Their patterns of employment, shipboard and seaside misbehaviour, and serious injuries and illnesses drew a variety of responses from port society. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments of Canada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, jumped ship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment. Characterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour market had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls - a struggle between reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamental economic transformation. Boarding-house-keepers often acted as private shipping agents, intimidating shipmasters and crimping sailors. Governments and reformers sought to control thislucrative system, but with limited success, until the sailortowns of the c rimps and the seafarers died with the passing of the sailing ship." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. The Sailor Labour Market; 2. Patterns of Seafaring Life; 3.The Rhythm of Port Life; 4. The Sailor's Labour Rights; 5. Crimps and Refo rmers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Very good. Signed by Fingard, without inscription, on title-page. 16.00

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198 FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36 Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Second Printing, paperback
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0802064671 
FINGARD, Judith. Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1988). Second Printing. Pp (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12 pp plates. Many tables. 8vo, olive trade paperback. Volume 36 in the Social History of Canada series. "[...] a vivid picture of the working lives ofthe thousands of Sailor Jacks and handful of female merchant seafarers, wh o called at the ports of Quebec, Halifax, and Saint John during the last decades of the "golden age" of sail." - from Patricia Roy's review on the rear cover. "The boisterous presence of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaports of Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax, during the shipping seasons of the age of sail. Their patterns of employment, shipboard and seaside misbehaviour, and serious injuries and illnesses drew a variety of responses from port society. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments ofCanada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, j umped ship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment.Characterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour mar ket had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls - a struggle between reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamental economic transformation. Boarding-house-keepers often acted as private shipping agents, intimidating shipmasters and crimping sailors. Governments and reformers sought to control this lucrative system, but with limited success,until the sailortowns of the crimps and the seafarers died with the passin g of the sailing ship." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. The Sailor Labour Market; 2.Patterns of Seafaring Life; 3. The Rhythm of Port Life; 4. The Sailor's La bour Rights; 5. Crimps and Reformers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Vg. 12.50

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199 FINGARD, Judith. GUILDFORD, Janet. SUTHERLAND, David. Halifax : The First 250 Years. First Printing, Triple Signed.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:088780490x 
FINGARD, Judith, Janet GUILDFORD and David SUTHERLAND. Halifax : The First 250 Years. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (3),4-192. Double column. Includes more than 300 illustrations, many colour. Oblong 8vo, ill. card covers, french flaps. Chapters : 1. Frontier Settlement (1749-1774); 2. The War Years (1774-1815); 3. The Challenges of Peace (1815-1841); 4. Seaport City (1841-1871); 5. Industrial Aspirant (1871-1901); 6. Progressive Halifax (1901-1918); 7. Wrestling with Adversity (1918-1945); 8. Urban Renewal (1946-1980); 9. The New Old City (1980-1999).With notes and index. This is the first issue with the misprint "HALIIAX" on the spine. Vg-fine. Signed by all three authors on the title page. 30.00

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Halifax : The First 250 Years.  First printing, with spine error., FINGARD, Judith. GUILDFORD, Janet. SUTHERLAND, David.
200 FINGARD, Judith. GUILDFORD, Janet. SUTHERLAND, David. Halifax : The First 250 Years. First printing, with spine error.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:088780490x 1999 
FINGARD, Judith, Janet GUILDFORD and David SUTHERLAND. Halifax : The First 250 Years. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (3),4-192. Double column. Includes more than 300 illustrations, many in colour. Oblong 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers, with French flaps.

"Three distinguished authots tell the story of Halifax, from its beginnings as a British settlement to counter the French establishment at Louisbourg, to its present-day status as one of Canada's most appealing cities.

For many years the fate of Halifax was determined by the rivalries among Britain, France, and the U.S. War meant prosperity for Halifax in 1812 and again during the U.S. Civil War. During the Victorian era Halifax enjoyed lively commerce and manufacturing and a very active social and cultural life. The early decades of the twentieth century, punctuated by economic depression, world war and the devastation of a munitionm-ship explosion in 1917, were tough for the city. It was not until the 1960s that Halifax started to prosper again, with growth fuelled by government policies and trends favouring urbanization.

This book brings together the fruits of the extensive research into every aspect of Halifax life." - from flap.

Introduction;
Chapters :
1. Frontier Settlement (1749-1774);
2. The War Years (1774-1815);
3. The Challenges of Peace (1815-1841);
4. Seaport City (1841-1871);
5. Industrial Aspirant (1871-1901);
6. Progressive Halifax (1901-1918);
7. Wrestling with Adversity (1918-1945);
8. Urban Renewal (1946-1980);
9. The New Old City (1980-1999).
With notes and index.

This is the first issue with the misprint "HALIIAX" on the spine.

Very good. 20.00


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