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181 FULLERTON, John H. Patrick Cottar of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and His Descendants.
Newbury Street Press, Boston, 2001, ISBN:ISBN 0880821353 
FULLERTON, John H. Patrick Cottar of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and His Descendants. Boston : Newbury Street Press, 2001.First Edition. Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-81,(1). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, gilt borders to both boards. Contents : The Search for Patrick's Origins; Cotters Among the Early Settlers in Scotsburn 1767 -1876; The Patrick Cottar Family Tree : First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation, Fourth Generation, Fifth Generation, Sixth Generation. Appendix: Some Other Cotters. Very good. 100.00

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Highlights of the Touring Tinkerville, Funtaine Forbes Nova Scotia Skipper
182 Funtaine Forbes Nova Scotia Skipper Highlights of the Touring Tinkerville
"Funtaine" Forbes. The Highlights of the Touring Tinkerville. No place: no publisher, 1927. First Edition. Pp (2),3-30,(2). Double column. Small oblong 12mo, pale green stapled illustrated printed cardcovers.

Illustrated by Hugh Lightbody.

Cover has "The Highlights of the Touring Tinkerville by the Nova Scotia Skipper".

Not in Rhodenizer, Watters, or Laugher.
No copies on WorldCat.

A slim volume of humour and roadspunwisdom.

Sections: "The Sea Faring Skipper Makes His Bow",
"The Skipper on Courting Couples and Kinky Curves",
"The Skipper on Get-Away-With-It Motorists and Provoking Pedestrians",
"The Skipper on Oil and Religion",
"The Skipper on Evolution",
"The Skipper on Buggies Without Lights" [including this : "The real root of my objection to making too much fuss over him [Charles Lindbergh] is not that he ain't a great hero, but that he ain't the only one." - p.14];
"The Skipper on Converted Cars",
"The Skipper on Specializing in Spare Parts",
"The Skipper on Public Primping and Powder Puffing",
"The Skipper on the Non-Stop Nonsense",
"The Skipper on Prosperity and Powder Burns",
"The Skipper on Lights Burning in the Daytime",
"The Skipper on Turtles, Cars and People Turning Turtle",
"The Skipper on a Car without an Engine",
"The Skipper on Government Control".

Hugh Lightbody (born September 18, 1889, in Truro, Nova Scotia - died November 28, 1971. Truro, Nova Scotia).

"Now for a while, like my brother, I drove my tinkerville car through the columns of a daily newspaper, namely the Evening News, New Glasgow; and Mr. Sutherland, the Editor and I hit it off great, although like most of our excellent editors of Nova Scotia, he carries around a heavier jag of party politics than I do. Waal lately I decided to stop driving through the newspaper columns and get a little paper highway of my own upon which I hope not only to drive out to the different parts of Nova Scotia cheering up and instructing the people with a mixture of fun and good common horse sense, but also to see a lot of Bluenoses up in Uncle Sam's land and tell them about the things I have seen reflected on my highlights as I drove around Nova Scotia in general and Pictou County in particular. [...] Waal I saw somethin reflected in my high headlights t'other evening on the Antigonish road that made me grab fountain pen so savage and hard to write it that I was afraid I would smash the barrell of it." - pp.3-4.

Some light wear and a few stains, else very good. Very scarce. NOTE: Shipping will less for this small item. 300.00

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The First 100 Years : A History of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. First Edition, GALLANT, Leo T. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.
183 GALLANT, Leo T. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. The First 100 Years : A History of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. First Edition
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:0968845207 2001 0968845207 / 9780968845202 
GALLANT, Leo T. The First 100 Years : A History of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. (Halifax, Nova Scotia : Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia), [2001]. First Edition. "Printed by the Casket Printing and Publishing Company, Antigonish, Nova Scotia". Pp (3),iv-vii,(1),1-108. Illustrated with 114 b&w photos. 8vo, tan cardcovers with a ledger design.

Leo Thomas Gallant, FCA (b. 1948, New Glasgow, Pictou County), taught at St. Francis Xavier University .

Foreword: The History of the History;

The chapters [un-numbered in the book] are
1. The Early Years :
The Nova Scotia Economy -
The Early Meetings -
The Legislation -
1900 to 1919 -
DACA Convention 1913 -
Members in Service: The First World War -
By-laws and Business -
The Rising Surplus -
DACA Convention 1922.

2. From the Depression to the Second World War:
The Depression Years -
DACA Convention 1930 -
The Belyea & McNiece Affair -
DACA Convention 1938 -
The Second World War -
Municipal Accounting -
The First Provincial Auditor General.

3. The Early Halifax Partnerships :
Lee & Martin -
Johnson, Smith & Co. -
Crowell, Balcolm & Co. -
Nightingale, Hayman & Co. -
Lloyd, Egan & Company -
Gurnham & Hanright.

4. The National Firms :
Economic Background -
Price Waterhouse -
Coopers & Lybrand -
Peat Marwick -
Touche Ross -
Clarkson, Gordon & Co. -
Thorne, Gunn, Helliwell & Christenson -
Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells -
Grant Thornton -
The Year 2000.

5. Women in the Profession :
Victorian Influences -
Canadian Women -
Nova Scotia Women.

6. Education : Early Years -
Maritime Business College -
The Queen's Program -
Atlantic Provinces Association of Chartered Accountants (APACA) -
Harry G. Hoben Memorial Prize.

7. Institute Staff;

8. Meeting Places :
Early Years -
Permanent Locations -
Roy Building -
Birks' Building -
Cogswell Tower -
Royal Bank Building -
Toronto Dominion Bank Building.

9. The Second Half of the Century :
Economic Background -
Presidents from Industry and Government -
Computers -
Technicians' Training -
Annual Reports of the Institute -
Advertising -
Practise Advisory Service -
Professional Conduct -
Professional Development -
Fellows of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCAs) -
Fellows of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia by Year of Award -
Life Members -
MEIGS [Members in Education, Industry and Government] -
Lay Members of Council -
The Accounting Education Foundation -
The Committee vs The Task Forces.

10. Potpourri :
The Logo - Hospitality at the DACA Convention 1956 -
A Cruise? : The CICA Convention 1968 -
The Avon CICA Convention 1979 -
Provincial Conferences -
The Library -
Members in Politics -
Communicating with Members -
The Sydney Connection [on Mr. Joseph Wood, &c] -
Accountants outside Halifax -
Turf Wars -
Honorary Doctorates -
Presidents of the CICA -
Presidents of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.
With bibliography and Endnotes.

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184 GEDDIE, John) FRASER, John Keir Geddie PATTERSON, George Geddie BAIRD, Frank Geddie Centennial Addresses Delivered at Pictou, N.S. Oct 1-3, 1946
(GEDDIE, Rev. John). FRASER, Rev. John Keir Geddie, Hon. George Geddie PATTERSON and Rev. Frank BAIRD. The Geddie Centennial Addresses Delivered at Pictou, N.S. Oct 1-3, 1946. N. pL.: n. p., [ca. 1947?], as indicated in the preface. Pp. 83 + numerous plates. Small 8vo, tan cloth. Addresses given in October, 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, NS, on the occasionof the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the departure of Jo hn Geddie as Foreign Missionary. Vg in dj (waterstain to upper front corner, light wear along top edges, lightly rubbed, else vg. 35.00

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Invoice dated Pictou, NS, 10th August 1838 issued by The General Mining Association for coal aboard the Schooner Pelon , General Mining Association)
185 General Mining Association) Invoice dated Pictou, NS, 10th August 1838 issued by The General Mining Association for coal aboard the Schooner Pelon
(General Mining Association). An Invoice dated Pictou, NS, 10th August 1838issued by The General Mining Association for coal aboard the Schooner Pelo n. One sheet measuring 8"x10.5", folded three times. Invoice reads, in part: "Invoice of a Cargo of Albion Coal, shipped by The General Mining Association, on board the Schooner Pelon, [...] Hutch, Master, bound to Philadelphia being by order, and for account and risk of [...] T. & E. George... 121 Chaldrons @ $3.40...$411.40. Pictou, Nova Scotia, 10th August 1838. (ErrorsExcepted). [signature illegible], Shipping Agent for the General Mining As sociation. Includes the red Custom House stamp from the port of Philadelphia. With an inked notation on the verso dated "3 September 1838, T & E George, Schooner Pelon". General Mining Association operated in Cape Breton fromthe years 1826-1857, mining coal. Some short tears at the folds, two creas es to the upper right corner, some smudging to the verso on the centre section, else vg. 75.00

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186 Geological Survey of Canada) POOLE, Henry S. McCONNELL, R.G. DOWLING, D.R. Geological Survey of Canada Annual Report (New Series). Volume 14. 1901
S.E. Dawson, Ottawa, 1905, 
(Geological Survey of Canada). Annual Report (New Series). Volume XIV. 1901. Reports A, B, F, H, J, M, O, S. Ottawa : S.E. Dawson, 1905. Pp xiv, 271, 71, 60, 236, 89, 38, 74, 158, cxxx. Illustrated with Plates (some folding).8vo, mustard cloth. Contents : A. Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department for the Year 1901, by the Acting Director; B. On the Klondike Gold Fields, by R.G. McConnell; F. On an Exploration of Ekwan River and Sutton Lakes and Part of the West Coast of James Bay, by D.B. Dowling; H. On theNickel and Copper Deposits of the Sudbury Mining District, Ontario, by A.E . Barlow; J. On the Geology of a Portion of Eastern Ontario, by R.W. Wells;M. On the Pictou Coal Field, by Henry S. Poole; O. On the Artesian and Oth er Deep Wells on the Island of Montreal, by Frank D. Adams and Osmond E. Lleroy; S. Section of Mines Annual Report for 1901, by E.D. Ingall. For the Poole section: Gregory, Bibliography of the Geology of Nova Scotia, 1290, p.177. Namestamp, rear pouch, else very good. 90.00

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The Life and Times of Industrial Estates. First Edition, GEORGE, Roy E. Institute of Public Affairs No.93 HENSON, Guy, foreword
187 GEORGE, Roy E. Institute of Public Affairs No.93 HENSON, Guy, foreword The Life and Times of Industrial Estates. First Edition
Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1974, 1974 
GEORGE, Roy E. The Life and Times of Industrial Estates Limited. Halifax : Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, 1974. First Edition. Pp (2),v-xv,(1),[1]-164. Several tables in the text. 8vo, white cardcovers with green map of Nova Scotia on front, green lettering to front, black lettering to spine.

Roy Edwin George (b. 1923).

At the time of publication, he was professor of Economics and Business Administration at Dalhousie University.

Vaison p.89, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 2006.

Institute Publication No.93.

With much on Clairtone of Pictou County, Deuterium Canada of Cape Breton, Michelin Tires, &c.

Foreword by Guy Henson, Director.
1. Prenatal;
2. Birth and Aspirations,
3. Anatomy,
4. Endowment;
5. Outlook and Way of Life;
6. Relationships;
7. Business Achievements;
8. Contributions to the Community;
9. Retrospection and Opportunities for a Better Life
With appendices & index.

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188 GILBERT, A.G. LOCHHEAD, Douglas, (introduction) From Montreal to the Maritime Provinces and Back ...
Bibliographical Society of Canada, Toronto, 1967, 
GILBERT, A.G. From Montreal to the Maritime Provinces and Back ... Introduction by Douglas Lochhead. Toronto : The Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1967. Pp (2),1-5,(1),[1]-63,(9). 8vo, red printed card covers. Facsimile Series No.7. A tour in Confederation year by Alexander Glen Gilbert (1840-1913). Includes an account of the first July 1st in Halifax (politics, fireworks, illuminations, etc) and visits to Pictou County coal fields. Very good.25.00

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189 GILCHRIST, D. R. Les Deux Sourds or The Two Deaf Parsons
Maritime Extension Colege, Pictou, N.S., 0, 
GILCHRIST, D. R. Les Deux Sourds or The Two Deaf Parsons. PIctou, N.S.: Maritime Extension College, n.d. []. Pp [1]-16. 4to, blue side-stapled card covers, lettered in black. The text of a short play for Grade XI students at the Maritime Extension College, Pictou, Nova Scotia. Very good. 10.00

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Angola Awake.  First Edition in dustjacket, GILCHRIST, Sid LEGGE, Garth, foreword GILCHRIST, W.S.
190 GILCHRIST, Sid LEGGE, Garth, foreword GILCHRIST, W.S. Angola Awake. First Edition in dustjacket
Ryerson Press, 1968, 1968 
GILCHRIST, Sid. Angola Awake. (Toronto) : The Ryerson Press, (February 1968). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xiii,(5)1-123,(3), + 12- page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Dr. William Sidney ("Sid") Gilchrist (b. February 9, 1901, Pictou, Nova Scotia - d. June 14, 1970, Red Deer, Alberta) Canadian doctor and Christian missionary.

Some give birthplace as Poplar Hill, near River John. See Marble pp.179-180.

"A resume of Angola's history provides
a background against which today's agony may be better understood. This searching volume is sure to stimulate those who read it to think more and care more about Angola and all of southern Africa." - from the dj flap.

Foreword by Garth Legge;
The chapters [un-numbered in the book] are :

1. Africa's Yesterday and Bantu Background in Angola;
2. An Early Venture in Portuguese-African Partnership
3. 1884: The African Pie and the Piece Called Angola;
4. The Portuguese Presence in Angola;
5. My Africa.
6. Angolan Ins and Outs;
7. Degrees of Violence on the Way to Freedom;
8. The Portuguese Delusion;
9. Christian Missions: Handmaidens of Colonialism?;
10. Christian Missions: Enemies of Colonialism?;
11. Nutritional Problems in Angola;
12. Missionaries and Their Home Governments;
13. The Tightening Noose.

Owner's name-ticket, newspaper clipping to rear endpaper, else very good in nicked and rubbed dustjacket. 25.00

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191 GILL, Janice Murray Nova Scotia Down-Home Cooking. First Edition in dustjacket.
McGrawHill Ryerson, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:007082777X 
GILL, Janice Murray. Nova Scotia Down-Home Cooking. Toronto : McGrawHill Ryerson, (1978). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xiii,(3),3-208,(2). Large 8vo, mottled brown cloth. With Index. "This is a complete collection of recipes from the Scottish-Canadian kitchens of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. These are thoroughly tested, Imperial-metric recipes which have lost nothing of theirold-fashioned goodness - despite the fact that they are very suitable for modern cooking conditions." from the dj. " All the recipes on this book areold. Some took many hours of careful preparations and were abandoned when premixed and commerically prepared substitutes became available.Today, however, with a renewed interest in home preparations from basic ingredients and with the help of the wonderful new appliances currently available, there is again a place for these recipes." - from the Introduction. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 15.00

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192 GILLESPIE, G. J. Atlantic Salmon Journal, No. 1, 1968) GAGNON, Louis-Philippe) LAMB, Dana S.) Salmon Return to the East River, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Salmon Association, 1968, 
GILLESPIE, G. J. Salmon Return to the East River, Nova Scotia. An article published in The Atlantic Salmon Journal , No. 1, 1968, pp. 24-27. Montreal:Atlantic Salmon Association, 1968. Pp. 37. Illustrated with many black & w hite photographs. Double column. 4to, white illustrated paper covers. Of particular interest: Louis-Philippe Gagnon's "Fly Fishing: Its History - Its Technique - Its Rewards"; Dana S. Lamb's "Rivers free from All"; "A Visit to the Northwest Miramichi". Two inch tear to the lower spine, creasing to the lower front corner, else vg. 10.00

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193 GILLIS, Jessie Creighton Tale of Two Houses. signed
Hector Centre Trust, Pictou, N.S. , 1980, 
GILLIS, Jessie Creighton. A Tale of Two Houses. Illustrator: Joyce MacKinnon. Pictou, N.S. : "Published by the Hector Centre Trust", October 1980. Pp (4),[1]-17,(1),+ 6 pp. of illustrations. 8vo, stapled light blue-grey card covers, with map showing Lime Rock Road on the rear cover. The Graham houseand the Fairweather house Some sunning to covers, else very good. Signed b y Gillis. 14.00

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John Glassco : An Essay and Bibliography.  First Edition., GLASSCO, John) SUTHERLAND, Fraser
194 GLASSCO, John) SUTHERLAND, Fraser John Glassco : An Essay and Bibliography. First Edition.
ECW Press, Downsview, ON, 1984, ISBN:0920802788 1984 0920802788 / 9780920802786 
(GLASSCO, John). SUTHERLAND, Fraser. John Glassco : An Essay and Bibliography. (Downsview, Ontario) : ECW Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-121,(3). 8vo, decorated grey cardcovers with white lettered black title block to front cover, black lettering to spine.

Fraser Sutherland (b. 1946, Pictou County, Nova Scotia).

"He was a gigolo in a Paris brothel and caused a scene at a Gertrude Stein party. He was Mayor of Foster in Quebec's Eastern Townships. He wrote the novels 'Fetish Girl' and 'The Temple of Pederasty'. He won the Governor-General's Award for Poetry. He was John Glassco (1909-81), whom Fraser Sutherland calls 'a dignified and elusive man, something of a genius'. In 'Memoirs from Montparnasse', Glassco linked the present with the glorious Paris years of Joyce, Hemingway, and the surrealists. Through his many translations and anthologies, he helped English Canada understand Quebec better. In his erotica, his unfaltering good taste yielded insights into the tangled psychosexual world of Aubrey Beardsley and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Always, he was a lyric poet. Sutherland has entered the labyrinth of Glassco's remarkable career and emerged with many new facts about one of the foremost figures in 20th-century Canadian literature. 'John Glassco: An Essay and Bibliography' is the first detailed treatment of a writer who -- often styled as a fop, dilettante, and Edwardian eccentric -- maintained an hermetic devotion to his own large talent. Sutherland's book will be indispensible to anyone unraveling the truth about a mysterious and complicated man whose life and work commands fresh attention." - from rear.

Bibliography includes more than 250 references.

With index to critics in the bibliography.

Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. NOTE: Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs may be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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195 GLOVER, T.R. CALVIN, D.D. GRANT, George Munro Corner of Empire : The Old Ontario Strand. First Edition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1937, 
GLOVER, T. R., and D. D. CALVIN. A Corner of Empire : The Old Ontario Strand. Cambridge : At the University Press, 1937. First Edition. Pp (8),[vii]-x,(2),1-178,(2),+ 12 plates. Text illustrations. Map. Index. 8vo, red cloth,gilt lettering to spine. Contents : I. The Key of Empire : 1. The Theme. 2 . The French King and his Colonists. 3. La Salle and La Chine. 4. The Founding of Fort Frontenac. 5. The United Empire Loyalists. 6. After Mr Madison's War. II. The Town We Knew [Kingston, Ontario] : 1. Rail and River. 2. TheFamous Names. 3. "This Fair Town's Face." III. Fresh Water Commerce : 1. A n Island in the Upper St Lawrence [Garden Island, two miles south of Kingston]. 2. Up the Lakes. 3. The Launching. 4. A Lake- built Ocean Vessel [the Garden Island built at Garden Island]. 5. "Wreckin'." 6. A Skipper of the Great Lakes [Abe Malone]. IV. The Raft : 1. Empire and Timber. 2. Down the Great River. 3. Le Vieux Aimé. V. Life on the Island : 1. Folks and their Jobs. 2. The School-house. 3. The Old Store. 4. Boy and Bass. 5. "The Hall." 6. On the Ferry-Boat. VI. The Ice : 1. The Freezing of the Lake. 2. The Ice-Boat. 3. For Sailors only. VII. Queen's : 1. The Foundation. 2. The College We Knew. 3. "John." 4. The Glass Room. 5. Students. VIII. G. M. Grant [George Munro Grant, b. December 22, 1835, Stellarton, Nova Scotia - d. May 10, 1902, Kingston, Ontario] : 1. Pictou County and Glasgow. 2. In Halifax. 3. At Queen's. 4. Grant the Man. Spine sunned, spotting to cloth, foxing to endpapers, penned name, else very good. 35.00

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196 GORDON, G. Lawson River John : Its Pastors and People. First Edition
G. Lawson Gordon, New Glasgow, NS, 1911, 
GORDON, G. Lawson. River John : Its Pastors and People. New Glasgow, NS: G.Lawson Gordon, 1911. First Edition. Pp. [1]-152 + 18 p. of plates. 8vo, bl ue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Rhodenizer p. 566, Watters p.681, Morley p.109. A religious history of the Nova Scotian town of River John, in Pictou County, focusing in on the various pastors that have been present inthe community throughout its history, as well as brief sections on each ch urch in town at the time of publication. Errata slip tipped in near front. Contents : The First Settlers; The Rev. John Mitchell; The Rev. James Waddell; Some Further Notes; The Rev. H. B. MacKay; The Third Pastor; The FourthPastorate; Centenary Hymns; The Disciples' Church; The Methodist Church; T he Church of England; The Church of Scotland; The Baptist Church; The RomanCatholic Church; Settlers at River John. “This book on River John was comp iled, edited and printed by Rev. G. Lawson Gordon during the winter of 1911, when he was living in New Glasgow at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. Ernest Forbes. At this time he was not able to preach because of a serous rheumatic condition, from which he suffered intensely. In spite of this illness he worked away at his book, setting the type by hand, and printing it page by page on a hand printing press. He had the cuts for the pictures made and printed them also on his little press. The binding was done by a BinderyFirm. Other than that the work is all his own. In the machine-age of the e ndless making of books this is surely a unique record.” (from a typed note laid in the book). Small bookplate, else very good. 120.00

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197 GRACE, Howard Down East Echoes.
GRACE, Howard. Down East Echoes., n.d. [1978?]. Pp [1]-76. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, brown lettering to front cover, blank spine. Laugher p.211. Grace is a native of Pictou County and former Presbyterian minister. This is a book of verse. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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198 GRANT, George Monro GRANT, William Lawson, and Frederick HAMILTON George Munro Grant
T.C. & E.C. Jack / Morang & Co.,, Edinburgh / Toronto , 1931, 
GRANT, William Lawson, and Frederick HAMILTON. George Monro Grant. Edinburgh : T.C. & E.C. Jack / Toronto : Morang & Co., Limited, 1905. Pp (16),1-531,(1), frontispiece portrait. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. William Lawson Grant (1872-1935) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and became the principal of Upper Canada College, and his father, George Monro Grant, (1835-1902), was born in Stellarton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and became the dynamic principal of Queen's University. Light wear and bubbling to cloth, corners bumped, light foxing to endpapers, else very good. 50.00

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199 GRANT, George) GRANT, William Lawson and Frederick HAMILTON HAMILTON, Frederick GRANT, William Lawson Principal Grant
Morang & Co., Limited, Toronto, 1904, 
(GRANT, George) GRANT, William Lawson and Frederick HAMILTON. Principal Grant . Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1904. Pp. 531, port. frontis. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine, t.e.g. A biography of the 19th-century writer, educator, and theologian from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, who was the author of the Canadian travel diary, "Ocean to Ocean". Spine browned, lightly rubbed, some edgewear, bookplate, else vg. 50.00

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Merchant of Marshy Hope.  Second Printing., GRANT, James MacKay. MacKENZIE, A.A., foreword].
200 GRANT, James MacKay. MacKENZIE, A.A., foreword]. Merchant of Marshy Hope. Second Printing.
Lancelot, Hantsport, NS, 1977, ISBN:0889990697 
GRANT, James MacKay. The Merchant of Marshy Hope. (Hantsport, N.S. : Lancelot Press, 1977). Second Printing. Pp (2),112 + 2 pages of b&w photos at thecentre. 8vo, white art-illustrated matte cardcovers, with black and blue l ettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Cover art by Harold Burton. The second printing is about 5 mm taller than the first, and the blue of the front cover lettering is a shade darker. James MacKay (b. September 20, 1925, Nova Scotia - d. September 27th, 2016, Ontario) grew up in Marshy Hope, Pictou County. Foreword by A.A. Mackenzie. Front cover adds: "A humorous and affectionate look at a most unusual merchant." "Almost as a labor of love, the Author has chosen, from a stock of youthful impressions recollected in maturity, to describe the latter years of a man who was at different periods in his life a miner, soldier, rural handyman, and country merchant. His character sketch is vivid, compassionate, and gently humorous. From its pages George Sweetman -- dead these thirty-odd years -- emerges as a likeable, cantankerous, militantly independent figure, with a fondness for good cheer, storytelling and travelling the woods. His place of abode, a hamlet in Nova Scotia's Pictou County, was passing from the grim depression of the 1930's into the stormy years of the Hitler war. A storekeeper in his last decade of life, George was not a successful businessman. Few rural or outport merchants were successful in those years, unless they dealt in lumber, fish or rum as supplements to the credit-ridden business of purveying groceries and general merchandise to neighbors perennially short of cash." - from the foreword. Chapters : 1. Cradle among the Hills; 2. Our Affable FarmHand; 3. The Trips; 4. The Lean Years; 5. My First Business Partner; 6. Ou r Shopping Centre; 7. The Customer Wasn't Always Right; 8. George at Home; 9. Bringing up Carlo; 10. Travelling Companions; 11. Shadows; 12. The Last Trip. Epilogue - Memory Green. Name to front cover, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 16.00

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