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21 BEER, Henry R. Pictou Plantation 1767
1967, 
BEER, Henry R. The Pictou Plantation : 1767. N.pl.: n.pub., 1967. Pp [1]-27,(1). Maps. 8vo, stapled grey card covers with blue lettering and decoration to front. Henry R. Beer was a resident of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Contents: Philadelphia, 1765; The Philadelphia Grant; Map of Philadelphia Grant; The Voyage; Map of the Voyage; Pictou Harbour Reached; Map of Pictou Harbour; The Pictou Planters; Company Activities; Growth of the Settlement. Vg. 5.00

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22 Belcher's Almanack - Nova Scotia - Almanack / Almanac Belcher's Farmer's Almanack for the Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, For the Year of our Lord 1873: Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year, and the latter part of the Thirty-Sixth and the beginning of the Thirty-Seventh Year
Published by the proprietors McAlpine & Barnes. Printed by Nova Scotia Printing Co, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1873, 
(Belcher's Almanack). Belcher's Farmer's Almanack for the Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, For the Year of our Lord 1873: Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year, and the latter part of the Thirty-Sixth and the beginning of the Thirty-Seventh Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. [Established in 1824.] Halifax, Nova Scotia : Published by the proprietors McAlpine & Barnes, 1873. Printed by Nova Scotia Printing Co. Pp 3-242. Index. Small 8vo, stitched self-wraps. First published as "The Farmer's almanack, for the year of our Lord 1824", the title was changed to "Belcher's Farmer's Almanack" in 1832. The founder of the Almanac was Clement Horton Belcher. He published the Almanac from 1824 until his death in 1869. After Belcher's death, the firm of McAlpine and Barnes continued the publication under the founder's name until 1930. Includes list of Light Houses on the Coast of Nova Scotia; The coast of New Brunswick and the United States in the Bay of Fundy; and at Cape Race in Newfoundland (pp 112-120), and of ships and staff of The Navy (pp 191-192), and 90 pages of advertisements (including The Acadia Coal Company of Nova Scotia, Pictou County). Lacking covers (i.e., title page), some minor chipping, else good only. As is. 25.00

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23 Belcher's Almanack - Nova Scotia - Almanack / Almanac Belcher's Farmer's Almanack for the Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, For the Year of our Lord 1873: Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year, and the latter part of the Thirty-Sixth and the beginning of the Thirty-Seventh Year
Published by the proprietors McAlpine & Barnes. Printed by Nova Scotia Printing Co, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1873, 
(Belcher's Almanack). Belcher's Farmer's Almanack for the Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, For the Year of our Lord 1873: Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year, and the latter part of the Thirty-Sixth and the beginning of the Thirty-Seventh Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. [Established in 1824.] Halifax, Nova Scotia : Published by the proprietors McAlpine & Barnes, 1873. Printed by Nova Scotia Printing Co. Pp [1]-96,145-244. Index. Small 8vo, stitched self-wraps. First published as "The Farmer's almanack, for the year of our Lord 1824", the title was changedto "Belcher's Farmer's Almanack" in 1832. The founder of the Almanac was C lement Horton Belcher. He published the Almanac from 1824 until his death in 1869. After Belcher's death, the firm of McAlpine and Barnes continued the publication under the founder's name until 1930. Includes list of ships and staff of The Navy (pp 191-192), and 90 pages of advertisements (including The Acadia Coal Company of Nova Scotia, Pictou County). Covers badly foxed and browned, penned price to front, edges chipped, lacking pages 97-144 (which includes the lighthouse section), overall a poor copy only. As is. 20.00

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24 BELL, J.K. (ed.) Official Labour Journal 1951
Maritime Marine Workers' Federation, 1951, 
BELL, J.K., (ed.). Official Labour Journal 1951. N.pl.: Published by Maritime Marine Workers' Federation / Affiliated : Canadian Congress of Labour, 1951. Pp (1),2-152. Illustrated. Advertisements. Double Column. 4to, green card covers, lettered in black, spine blanl. Contents : Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board Threatens Labour's Rights; 1952 Legislative Submission To The Nova Scotia Government; Prepaid Medical Care In Nova Scotia On The Increase; Proceedings Sixth Annual Convention Maritime Marine Workers' Federation; Whi Is Senator McCarthy? (by Miles McMillin); New Brunswick Council of Labour; Nova Scotia Women's Minimum Wage Act; Report of Committee on Unemployment nsurance to 1951 C.C.L. Convention; The Charter of Human Rights; Escalator Clauses; When I Was a Clerk (by George Bernard Shaw); Can Unions Be Sued?; Tests Show That Union Officers Are Brighter Than Union Foremen; Repressive Laws Employed Against Labour in the Past; Legislative Submission to the Nova Scotia Government; Saint John Shipyard Workers Re-open Contract; andmore. Approximately one-half of the publication is advertisements, such as Ganong Brothers (candy), Marven's (biscuits), Maritime Steel and Foundries Limited, Pictou County Electric Company Limited, Oland and Son Limited, Na tional Sea Products, Hartlen's Canteens, Tibbetts Paints, and many more. Spine and margins browned, ese very good. 150.00

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25 BEZANSON, W.B. ALLINE, Henry Romance of Religion: : A Sketch of the Life of Henry Alline in the Pioneer Days of the Maritime Provinces
Kentville Publishing, Kentville, N.S., 1927, 
BEZANSON, W.B. Romance of Religion : A Sketch of the Life of Henry Alline in the Pioneer Days of the Maritime Provinces. Kentville, N.S.: Kentville Publishing, 1927. Pp (6),7-71,(1). 8vo, stapled grey card covers. Griffin-Allwood, Baptists in Canada 1760-1990 : A Bibliography of Selected Printed Resources in English. 311, Laugher p.36. A brief portrait of this Nova Scotianleader of the New Light Baptist movement. ''First Visit to Cumberland'' (p p.42-43); Sections include: ''Sackville and Fort Lawrence'' (pp.43-44); ''Visits Horton and Cornwallis'' (pp.19-21); ''Pictou and Truro'' (pp.53-59). Faint dampstain and name to front cover, else very good. 25.00

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26 BEZANSON, W.B. ALLINE, Henry Romance of Religion: : A Sketch of the Life of Henry Alline in the Pioneer Days of the Maritime Provinces
Kentville Publishing, Kentville, N.S., 1927, 
BEZANSON, W.B. Romance of Religion: A Sketch of the Life of Henry Alline inthe Pioneer Days of the Maritime Provinces. Kentville, N.S.: Kentville Pub lishing Company Limited, 1927. Pp (6),7-71,(1). 8vo, stapled grey card covers. Griffin-Allwood, Baptists in Canada 1760-1990 : A Bibliography of Selected Printed Resources in English. 311, Laugher p.36. A brief portrait of this Nova Scotian leader of the New Light Baptist movement. ''First Visit to Cumberland'' (pp.42-43); Sections include: ''Sackville and Fort Lawrence'' (pp.43-44); ''Visits Horton and Cornwallis'' (pp.19-21); ''Pictou and Truro'' (pp.53-59). Very good 30.00

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27 BIRD, Will R. This is Nova Scotia. 2nd pr, in dj
Ryerson Press, Toronto , 1951, 
BIRD, Will R., Litt.D. This is Nova Scotia. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1951). Second Printing. Pp (6), vii-viii, 1-299, (1), frontis.+ 24 p. plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Morley p.69, Watters p.952, Laugher p.38, Rhodenizer p.84, NSIB 196. Colour frontispiece "Along the shore of Nova Scotia" (fishermen, flakes, &c). Chapters : The Overland Gateway, The Road to the Valley, The Oldest Settled Part, Through the Acadian Land, The Salty South Shore, Along Canada's Ocean Playground, The Eastern Shore, Colourful Cape Breton, Along Northumberland Strait. With an index. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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28 Black Studies) SKINNER, Bette CLARK, Vivian PARIS, Peggy Black Community Profile : A Survey of the Black Population of New Glasgow
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Halifax , 1973, 
(Black Studies). Black Community Profile : A Survey of the Black Populationof New Glasgow; Summer 1973. Halifax : Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission , 1973. Pp (4),[1]-50,(3),1-8,(3). Lg.8vo, green card covers, coil bdg. Vaison p.53. Research Conducted by Bette Skinner (co-ordinator), Vivian Clark,Janice Jewell, Marilyn Jordan, and Peggy Paris. Sections : History & Attit udes, Housing, Social & Legal Services, Recreation, Education, and Employment. Very good. 30.00

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29 BLAIR, D.B., Rev. Psalms of the The Apocalypse.
S.M. MacKenzie, Publisher and Printer, New Glasgow, N.S., 1893, 
BLAIR, D.B., Rev. The Psalms of the The Apocalypse. New Glasgow, N.S.: S.M.MacKenzie, Publisher and Printer, 1893. Pp [1]-14,(2). 8vo, blue printed s tapled card covers. Rhodenizer p.851, Lochhead, Checklist of Nineteenth Century Canadian Poetry in English : The Maritimes p.5. "Duncan B. Blair (1815-1891), born at Strachur, Cowall, Argyllshire, Scotland, died at Laggan, Nova Scotia." - Rhodenizer. A collection of sixteen psalms : The Coming of Christ; The Throne, or Song of Creation; The Lamb Opening the Sealed Book, orthe Song of Redemption; The Heavenly Vision; Millennial Song; The Dragon's Overthrow; The Harpers on Mount Zion; The Happy Death; The Harpers by the Glassy Sea; Just Judgment; Triumphant Song, Babylon's Overthrow; Epithalamium, or Nuptial Song; The New Creation; The New Jerusalem; The Heavenly Paradise; Coming to Judgment. Wear to spine, rubbed, brown waterstain to top corner at spine, else good. Ex-libris Franklyn H. Hicks (noted Canadiana collector) with his name ticket to front cover. Scarce. 80.00

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30 BLAKELEY, Phyllis R. and John R. STEVENS Maritime Museum of Canada Occ. Paper 11 STEVENS, John R. Ships of the North Shore (Pictou, Colchester and Cumberland Counties)
Maritime Museum of Canada, Halifax, 1963, 
BLAKELEY, Phyllis R. and John R. STEVENS. Ships of the North Shore (Pictou,Colchester and Cumberland Counties). Halifax : (Maritime Museum of Canada) , 1963. Pp. [1]-52. Illustrated. 8vo, stapled white and grey card covers. Maritime Museum of Canada Occasional Paper No.11. Half text, half plates, with pp 11-42 on glossy paper. Plates are as follows: ship Harriet, P.S. CapeBreton, ship John McKenzie, brigantine Dayspring, a sample of a J.W. Carmi chael & Co. account book, barque Pathfinder, barque Lionel, notes fromthe workbook of master shipwright James Rose, a steamboat half-model, steamboat East Riding, barque Rio de la Plata, ship Steinvora, ship Caldera, iron ship Brynhilda, a spar and sail plan of the same vessel, Brynhilda under sail,a bill from the Pictou Marine Railway for the hauling out of barque Sultel ma, barque Gazelle, barquentine Argentina, S.S. Micmac, S.S. Mulgrave, ternschooner Marion Louise, S.S. Northumberland, steel tern schooner James Wil liam, the lines of the James William, a sail plan of the same, four-mast schooner Cambrai, S.S. Connector ex-Canadian Sapper, and S.S. Confederation Park. Light browning to spine, name, else vg. 15.00

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31 Bluenose Hooked Rugs) Bluenose Hooked Rugs : Season 1932-33
John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S., 1932, 
(Bluenose Hooked Rugs). Bluenose Hooked Rugs : Season 1932-33. New Glasgow,N.S.: John E. Garrett, Limited, 1932. Pp (12) including covers. Illustrate d. 8vo, illustrated yellow stapled wrappers. A catalogue of rug hooking patterns and equipment from John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S. Includes two pages of testimonials, numerous Bluenose rug patterns, rug yarns, the Bluenose Rug Hooker, and an unused detachable order form. Very good. 35.00

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32 Bluenose Hooked Rugs) Garrett's Bluenose burlap Patterns for making Hooked Rugs : Season 1926-27
John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S., 1926, 
(Bluenose Hooked Rugs). Garrett's Bluenose burlap Patterns for making Hooked Rugs : Season 1926-27. New Glasgow, N.S.: John E. Garrett, Limited, 1926.Pp (16). Illustrated. 8vo, one sheet folded into sixteen panels. A catalog ue of rug hooking patterns. Very good. 30.00

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33 Bluenose Hooked Rugs) Garrett's Bluenose Rug Hooker
John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S., 1930, 
(Bluenose Hooked Rugs). Garrett's Bluenose Rug Hooker. New Glasgow, N.S.: John E. Garrett, Limited, n.d. [1930s?]. Pp (4) including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cream folded sheet A catalogue featuring the Bluenose Rug Hooker, along wth yarns and patterns. Very good. 20.00

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34 Bluenose Hooked Rugs) Make these charming Hooked Rugs at home, in spare time, it's easy and fascinating the Bluenose Way
John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S., 1936, 
(Bluenose Hooked Rugs). Make these charming Hooked Rugs at home, in spare time, it's easy and fascinating the Bluenose Way. (New Glasgow, N.S.: John E. Garrett, Limited, 1936). Pp (2),1-17,(1) including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated pale blue stapled wrappers. A catalogue of rug hooking patterns and equipment from John E. Garrett, Limited, New Glasgow, N.S. Includes two pages of testimonials, numerous Bluenose rug patterns, rug yarns, theBluenose Rug Hooker, and an unused detachable order form. Rubbed, brown gr ease (?) stains to front cover affecting first 4 pages, pencilled drawing to back cover, else very good. 80.00

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35 Bluenose Magazine CAMPBELL, Mark HATT, Jennifer PEDERSEN, Andy Bluenose : Nova Scotia's Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 1, January/February 1994
Agenda Publications Limited, Halifax , 1994, 
(Bluenose Magazine). Bluenose : Nova Scotia's Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 1, January/February 1994. Halifax : Agenda Publications Limited, 1994. Pp [1]-47,(1). Illustrated. Double Column. 8vo, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Contents : “Our Nova Scotia: Sum of Its Parts” by Andy Pedersen (pp 12-17); “For Sale Victorian Charmer” [New Glasgow mansion] (by Jennifer Hatt (pp 18-20); “Ten Ways to have a Ball This Winter in Nova Scotia” by Mark Campbell (pp 24-31); and more. Very good. 8.00

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36 BORDEN, George I Never Heard Their Cry! Selected Poems of George Borden
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Halifax, N.S., 2013, ISBN:9781554575534 
BORDEN, George. I Never Heard Their Cry! Selected Poems of George Borden. (Halifax, N.S.: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2013). First Edition. Pp (1),ii-iii,(2),2-40. 8vo, illustrated red card covers, lettered in white, with a blank spine. "George Borden, who describes himself as a poet, author, and songwriter, was born in 1935 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia,..." (from the back cover). Contents : I. The Perilous Journey : For No Good Reason; Fashions of Slavery; I Never Heard Their Cry!; Plantation North; Faded Footprints; Africadian Lament. II. Pioneers and Pathfinders : The Saga ot Willy; Box Me a Tune - George Dixon; Black Soldier's Lament; The Lonesome Messenger. III. Gaining Admittance and Acceptance : Black Tempest; Black Settlement Teachers; Tired Traveller; Those Who Dared; Ebony Workforce. IV. Black Pride : BiacK Ainietes; Black Writers; Dark Skin Dilemma;Bureaucratic Black Spectrum; Black and Beautiful. V. Self-Identity : Ances tral Legacy; Return From ... Out There; Getting to Know Me. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 8.50

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37 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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38 Boy Scouts, Pictou County) ScoutlookVol.4, No.1-3. New Glasgow : The Scouts and Scouters of Pictou County, 1945-1946. 3 issues.
1945, 
(Boy Scouts, Pictou County). The Scoutlook. Vol.4, No.1-3. New Glasgow : The Scouts and Scouters of Pictou County, 1945-1946. Pp (15);(13);(13) leaves. Legal typescript, stapled. Vg. 3 issues for 20.00

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39 Bridgeville, Pictou County, N.S.) A' Gleann Boidheach (Beautiful Valley) . Second Printing.
Bridgeville Women's Institute, 1973, 
(Bridgeville, Pictou County, N.S.). A' Gleann Boidheach (Beautiful Valley).N.pl.: Bridgeville Women's Institute, 1973. Second Printing. Pp (4),1-26,( 8),27-52,(4) . Illustrated with 34 photo reproductions. 8vo, yellow card covers. Errata slip affixed to inside rear cover. Contents: Bridgeville: Early Days; Progress of Early Days; Tanneries; Shoemaker; Blacksmiths; Garages;Carpenters; Tailor Shops; Livery Stable; Milliner's Shop; Halls and Hotels ; Some Bits of Whimsy; From Time to Time; Churches; The Anglican Church; The Roman Catholic Church; The Elm Tree, East River, Pictou; First World War;World War Two; The Canadian Red Cross Society Citation, Mrs. Jessie Himmel man, Bridgeville; Doctors; Stores; Schools; Some Notes re. Schools and Secretaries; Agriculture; Lumbering; Mining; Sketch of an Early Pictou County Industry; Now and Then; Hon. James Macdonald; Recollections of the Hon. James Macdonald, by some of his Grandchildren; Bridgeville Cemetery; Upper right corner trimmed, some browning to edges of front cover, else good. Ex-libris former MLA Clarrie MacKinnon (with blindstamp to title page). Due to itssmall size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 17.00

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Catechism of Geography; Divided into Two Parts : Adapted to every age and capacity, and to every class of Learners, either in Ladies' or Gentlemen's Schools : Part Second, containing Asia, Africa, and America, BROMLEY, Walter, comp.
40 BROMLEY, Walter, comp. Catechism of Geography; Divided into Two Parts : Adapted to every age and capacity, and to every class of Learners, either in Ladies' or Gentlemen's Schools : Part Second, containing Asia, Africa, and America
Acadian School, Halifax, 1822, 
BROMLEY, Walter, (comp.). A Catechism of Geography; Divided into Two Parts : Adapted to every age and capacity, and to every class of Learners, either in Ladies' or Gentlemen's Schools : Part Second, containing Asia, Africa, and America. Halifax : Printed at The Acadian School, 1822. Pp. [1]-132. 8vo, blue-grey card covers with white spine.
"[This Geography is printed in two parts only instead of four as was originally intended.]" - beneath the imprint on the title-page.

Sabin 8196.
Not in TPL, Egoff, Amtmann, Osborne, Tennyson, or Finley, Education in Canada: A Bibliography.
Robert Long, Nova Scotia Authors and Their Work, p.38 though only in this somewhat unhelpful form : "A Catechism of Geography; in Two Parts" (Halifax, 1822).
British North America is covered in pp.85-100.
Of New Brunswick interest: p. 91.
Of Nova Scotia interest: pp. 91-97.
Of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, and Prince Edward Island interest: 97-100.

"Bromley’s Royal Acadian School, which opened in Halifax in 1813–14, represented an important departure in education for the colonies. It was non-sectarian and, like the local bible society, drew as its supporters a cross-section of local society comprised of liberal-minded elements both inside and outside the Church of England. Although the aim of the school was to attack illiteracy, encourage morality, and promote industry, it also challenged the existing notions of privilege and authority in society. The controversy inspired by Anglican opposition to its establishment one of the school’s leading critics was Judge Alexander Croke – would have daunted a lesser mortal than Bromley. Instead, acting as both teacher and administrator, he thrived on the publicity his efforts aroused. The opponents of denominational privilege, led by Thomas McCulloch, rallied to his side. His school also benefited from being in the right place at the right time and proved to be an important social experiment. It combined under one roof inexpensive education for the children of the emergent middle class, free education for the children of the poor during the serious depression that followed the Napoleonic Wars, and a workshop for the unemployed at a time when local society had not yet begun to cope with the relief of the able-bodied poor."

["Despite constant financial uncertainties, the school continued to attract the patronage of the city’s élite and a clientele of shopkeepers and artisans whose children’s educational prospects were extremely precarious in a town without public schooling. Because it was neither a charity school nor a private school, Bromley’s institution represented the inauguration of a middle way in education much needed by the town’s nascent bourgeoisie. The Royal Acadian School was one of the first institutions of colonial society in which middle-class self-interest and the interests of an increasingly middle-class society could be combined. Here charity pupils – black and immigrant – and fee-paying pupils –the sons and daughters of rising Halifax families (both Protestant and Cat holic) – were put through their paces in the three Rs, religion, and vocational training. Parents relished the opportunity to secure a modestly priced education for their children, and for the pupils the Royal Acadian School provided an invaluable start in life." - from Judith Fingard's Dictionary of Canadian Biography entry on Bromley (VII:107-110).

See also Fingard's "English Humanitarianism and the Colonial Mind : Walter Bromley in Nova Scotia, 1813-1825," in The Canadian Historical Review, Vol.LIV, No.2, June 1973. Pp 123-151 with a mention of this work along with The English Grammar Made Easy [...] as "the extant manuals" published for the students of the school(footnote 44, pp.132-3).

A sample from the Nova Scotia section:
Q. What are the inhabitants of Nova Scotia? A. The inhabitants are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, Welch, Dutch, Germans, French, and a considerable numberof Emigrants from the United States of America; also some native Indians; and emancipated negroes brought from the United States of America during the late war: these last reside near Halifax, and appear very poor and miserable.

Q. What Seminaries of learning have been established in Nova Scotia? A. There are in Halifax a Grammar School, the National or Madras School, the Acadian or Lancastrian School, the Catholic School, and the Dalhousie Coll ege; the latter unfinished. Besides these, in rural situations, there are King's College and its Academy, at Windsor, and the Pictou Academy.

Q. What is the disposition of the Indians? A. The Indians of Nova Scotia, called Micmac, are harmless unless provoked, and their honesty is proverbial. They are of the middle stature, faces broad, aquiline nose, coarse black hair, and complexion nearly of a copper colour. Their covering is a blue frock or coat, with a girdle tied round the waist, with trowsers of the same for the men; and a blanket with a blue cloth petticoat, and a cap resembling a sugar-loaf, ornamented with beads, generally compose the dress of the women.

Q. What are their habits? A. The men are by no means so dissipated in their habits as some prejudiced or uninformed Authors have represented them; and while it must be admitted that there are many confirmed drunkards in the neighbourhood of Halifax, yet it is also certain, that there still exists a considerable proportion of sober, intelligent characters in various parts of the country, who are by no means averse to agricultural pursuits, as has been recently proved by actual experiment. ---------

Front cover missing, rear cover rubbed, smudged, and chipped, spine browned and starting to peel from the upper portion of the volume, edges browned with occasional smudging to text, else very good. Inside rear cover has the penned note "Elizabeth Liddells[illegible]" and the initials EL are also penned at the head of the title page.

One of the earliest surviving books for children printed in Canada. Very scarce. 7,000.00

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