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Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm :  An Agricultural Fragment.  Third Edition, HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren
41 HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm : An Agricultural Fragment. Third Edition
Lovell Reeve, London, 1854, 1854 
HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren, Esq. Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm : An Agricultural Fragment. London : Lovell Reeve, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1854. Third Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-viii, [1]-240 + 24-page publisher's catalogue. Including frontispiece. 12mo, limp brown cloth, gilt lettering to front, plain spine.

Chandos Wren-Hoskyns BA, JP, DL (b February 15, 1812 – d, November 28, 1876, Pimlico, London) was an English landowner, agriculturist and author.

First Series :
1. The Waste
2. The Devil-on-Three-Sticks
3. A Practical Beginning
4. A Convert and a Heretic.
5. Combination and Communion
6. Calx — and Recalcitration
7. Earth-Stopping;
8. ‘Truth at the Bottom of a' — Marl-Pit
9. ‘ Fallows and What Follows.
10. Theory and Practice
11. Dissolving Views
12. A Word at Parting.

Second Series :


13. Farm to Let
14. An Application
15. Landlord and Tenant
16. Low Prices and Long Faces.
17. A ‘ Matutinal Hour’.
18. ‘ Talpa Loquitur’
19. The ‘Powers’ That Be.
20. The ‘Plain English’ of It .
21. The Steam-Cultivator.
22. The Subject Continued .
23. Machinery of the Clays.
24. Conclusion.

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Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock, JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by)
42 JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by) Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock
Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, Brothock, 1895, 1895 
JACK, James, F.L.S., (compiled by). Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock. Brothock : Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, MDCCCXCV [1895]. First Edition. Pp (86). Ilustrated. Numerous Advertisements. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering and crest to front board, spine blank, bevelled edges, all edges gilt.

Arbroath or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland.

Contents :
Prefatory Note (by James Jack);
Patrons and other Officials;
The Old Church of Arbroath (by Rev. James Thomson);
Restoration of the Church;
A Century of Ministers;
Old Communion Cups and Alms Dishes;
Opening Arrangements;
Entertainments;
No. 1 - Congregational Stall;
No. 2 - Congregational Stall;
No. 3 - Town Council Stall;
No. 4 Stall;
No. 5 Stall;
Refreshment Stall;
Fruit and Flower Stall;
Poems and Literary Sketches By Various Authors :
The Bells of Arbroath (by F.C. Eeles);
A Greeting (by E.E. Dickinson);
Poets of The Auld Kirk (by A.S.C.);
Oor Seat in the Last (by J.B.S.);
The Cauld Water Cure, or, John Tamson's Degrees (by Rantin' Robin);
Behind Bar and Lock (by Deborah);
Bits from Arbroath And Neighbourhood;
Bazaar Book Advertisements.

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The History of a Slave. First Edition, JOHNSTON, H.H.
43 JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. First Edition
Kegan Paul Trench, 1889, 1889 
JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, 1889. First Edition. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Pp (4),[v]-xii,168 + frontispiece + 46 plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, illustration to front board.

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston GC,MG, KCB (b. June 12, 1858, Kennington Park, London – d. July 31, 1927, Worksop in Nottinghamshire) British explorer who traveled widely in Africa, botanist, artist, linguist and colonial administrator.

A chilling fictional portrayal of slavery in the Western Sudan, written by explorer H. H. Johnston

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Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang., KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre
44 KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang.
1866, 
KAUDER, Christian. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang. "Die kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei hat es gedruckt in der kaiserlichen Stadt Wien in Oesterreich." 1866. [Volume containing manual of catechism, prayer book and instructions, psalms and hymns], printed in Mi'kmaq ideographs (figurative lettering). 3 vols. bound as 1. Vol. 1: pp. [xii] includes inspirational engraving (leaf i-ii]) + 146 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and index (leaf 145-146); Vol 2: pp. 109 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and half-title (leaf 3-4) + [1 leaf] (index); Vol. 3: 210 pp. includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), half-title (leaf 3-4), and index (p. 210). Original dark green full morocco,boards ruled and decorated in gilt within blind ruled border, with front b oard having an additional ornamental and episcopal device in center, spine elaborately titled and decorated in gilt, a.e.g.

The text in Mi'kmaq ideographs is accompanied in places by German language headings. 12mo. (7 1/8" x 4 7/8"). Original tissue guards to all four engraved plates are present.

This copy is one of assumedly several richly bound copies which had been designated for Bishop Colin Francis Mackinnon of Arichat, within whose diocese Kauder had been working for the spiritual benefit of the native population.

The Bishop's Latin presentation inscription on flyleaf reads: "Viro Fortis simo E. M. Dodd Judici Episcopus Arichatencis Dono dedit 1869".

The recipient, Edmund Murray Dodds (1797 - 1876), was a member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly and at the time he was presented with the book a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He co-authored, in 1845, a Report on the condition of the Micmac population in this island [i.e. Cape Breton, NS]. For MacKinnon (1810-1879) see DCB X:479-480; for Dodd, see DCB X:232-3. Pilling, Algonquin Languages, 2057-59. TPL Second Supp.:9464 (Der Katechismus only). Akins: (Das Gesangbuch only) p. 17.

Originally developed by Chretien Le Clerq during his 17th century ministry to the Mi'kmaqs of Gaspé, the Mi'kmaq ideographs were later improved upon by Pierre Maillard, missionary to the Mi'kmaqs of Eastern Nova Scotia during the midpart of the 18th century. Maillard was in very large part the composer of the manuals and song selec tions here comprising the three volumes of this book, and which had formerly been labouriously copied by hand and circulated among the Mi'kmaqs.

The printing of the manuals and songs was finally brought about in 1866 through the efforts of Christian Kauder and his Viennese sponsors.

Kauder, born in Luxembourg, was ordained in Europe in 1840 and had preached in a number of parishes in the United States. He was convalescing at the Trappist Abbey of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia when he developed his learned and evangelical interest in ideographic language of the Mi'kmaq native peoples of the area. Through his direction, and under the enjoyment of generous sponsorship, the printing of Der Katechismus, Das Betrachtungsbuch, and Das Gesangbuch was achieved from ideographic type cast expressly for that purposein Vienna.

Writing in some detail of Kauder's undertaking, the Rev. Angus Anthony Johnston states, "The project took many years of work, for 5,703 type faces had to be specially cut. The printing finally began in 1865, and the work was completed by the end of 1866. The total cost - equivalent to $755 in the North American monetary value of the time -- was met by the Leopoldine Society of Vienna. 'Unluckily only the first shipment of these precious books ever reached America, while the great bulk of them was destroyed in a shipwreck'." -- Johnston, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia Vol. II, p. 448.

Apart from occurrences of the binding together of all three works in one volume, two of the three titles were commonly issued as separate volumes. As J.C. Pilling writes in his Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, "I have seen copies of the Katechismus alone, the Gesangbuch alone, and the Katechismus and Betrachtungsbuch combined..." He also states, "So far as I know, these are the only books printed in these characters."

Inscription of subsequent owner to flyleaf reads: "Ce livre tiré à un petit nombre d'examplaires en à été offert comme souvenir d'amitié par la famille Dodd à Sydney (Ile du Cap Breton) le 30 Septembre 1882 / Edmund de Lapierre".

Amidst the rich ornamentation of the spine are the gilt impressions of six ideographic characters conforming in size to their letterpress impressions, suggesting that the binder whose work is represented here was located in Vienna.

Some scattered foxing affects the engraved plates and l eaves adjacent them. Binding moderately worn along extremities. A very good copy. 12,000



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Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. First Edition., KENNEDY, William Sloane (ed.).
45 KENNEDY, William Sloane (ed.). Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. First Edition.
Samuel E. Cassino, Boston , 1886, 1886 
KENNEDY, William Sloane, (ed.). Breezes From the Field : Al Fresco Vignettes. Selected by William Sloan Kennedy . Boston : Samuel E. Cassino, (1886). First Edition. Pp [1]-31,(1). 16mo [5 by 4 inches], illustrated gilt stapled wrappers.

William Sloan Kennedy (b. September 26, 1850, Brecksville, Ohio - d. August 3, 1929, Mass.) author and friend of Walt Whitman.

A small anthology of nature poetry, mostly British and American (birds, plants, seasons, etc.).

Poets include
Charlotte Fiske Bates [b. November 30, 1838, NYC – d. September 1, 1916, Cambridge, Mass.],

Henry Beers,
Blake,
Browning,
Bryant,

W. Ellery Channing, [ b. November 29, 1818, Boston – d. December 23, 1901, Concord]

C.P. Cranch [Christopher Pearse Cranch (b. March 8, 1813 – d. January 20, 1892)],

Elaine Goodale [Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)],

Emerson,
Gray,
Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Landor,
Longfellow,
Kingsley,
Augusta Moore,

Thomas Buchanan Read [March 12, 1822 – May 11, 1872)],
Shelley,
Edith M. Thomas [Edith Matilda Thomas (b. August 12, 1854, Chatham Center, Ohio – d. September 13, 1925, NYC)]

Thomson,
Tennyson ,
Whitman and others,
including poems by Kennedy himself.

Brown spotting to wrappers, tears along wrapper folds, corners dog-eared, name, else good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this small item. 40.00



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In the Wilds of Africa : A Tale for Boys, KINGSTON, W.H.G The Kingston Library for Boys.
46 KINGSTON, W.H.G The Kingston Library for Boys. In the Wilds of Africa : A Tale for Boys
T. Nelson and Sons, 1888, 1888 
KINGSTON, W.H.G. In the Wilds of Africa : A Tale for Boys. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1888. Pp 559. 8vo, red decorated cloth.

A volume in the Kingston Library for Boys.

William Henry Giles Kingston (b. February 28, 1814, London – d. August 5, 1880, Willesden, Middlesex), prolific English writer of boys' adventure novels.

Once again, Mr. Kingston's young friends do what is "right and brave", this time in sub-equatorial Africa.

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47 KINGSTON, W.H.G. In the Eastern Seas, or, The Regions of the Bird of Paradise : A Tale for Boys
T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1876, 
KINGSTON, W.H.G. In the Eastern Seas, or, The Regions of the Bird of Paradise : A Tale for Boys. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1876. Pp. [1]-608, including frontispiece + 1 folding map. Illustrated. 8vo, brick red cloth with gilt decoration and black borders to front, gilt lettering and decoration tospine, bevelled edges, a.e.g. William Henry Giles Kingston (b. February 28 , 1814, London – d. August 5, 1880, Willesden, Middlesex), prolific Englishwriter of boys' adventure novels. A swashbuckling tale set in the Indian A rchipelago by one of the masters of mid-nineteenth century adventure fiction for young adults. Includes a nice, crisp, colour folding map. Some minor bumping to spine ends and extremities, damp soiling to edges of rear board,else very good. 60.00

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48 KINGSTON, W.H.G. LANDELLS, R.T. Fred Markham in Russia; or, The Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar.
Griffith and Farran / N E.P. Dutton, London / New York, 1883, 
KINGSTON, W.H.G. F red Markham in Russia; or, The Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar. With Illustrations by R.T. Landells. London : Griffith and Farran / New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., (1883). Pp [3]-320,(2),[1]-[16](Dutton pub. cat.), frontis piece + 7 plates. 8vo, illustrated brown cloth, gilt to front board and spine. In The Boy's Own Favourites Series. William HenryGiles Kingston (b. February 28, 1814, London – d. August 5, 1880, Willesde n, Middlesex), prolific English writer of boys' adventure novels. The American edition with “Dutton & Co.” to lower spine and Dutton publisher's catalogue at rear. Cocked, wear to spine ends and corners, wrinkling to cloth, inner hinges cracked, short tears to a few leaves, some foxing and smudging,else good. As is. 25.00

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Stalky & Co. [in six parts].  Published in the Windsor Magazine, KIPLING, Rudyard. Windsor Magazine
49 KIPLING, Rudyard. Windsor Magazine Stalky & Co. [in six parts]. Published in the Windsor Magazine
Ward, Lock & Co, London , 1898, 1898 
KIPLING, Rudyard. Stalky & Co. [in six parts]. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill. Published in six parts in the Windsor Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 48-53, December 1898 – May 1899, pp 28-40; 188-202; 292-305; 403-416; 523-535; 643-656. London : Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1898-1899. 8vo, illustrated pale green wrappers, printed in blue & red, in a later green cloth slipcase.

This predates the First Edition by Macmillan.

See Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, pp.168-170.

It is set at an unnamed school referred to as the College or the Coll., which is based on the United Services College in Devon, which Kipling attended.

"No. 1 of the Stalky & Co. series in the Windsor Magazine was entitled "Stalky" and appeared in the "December, 1898" number of that magazine. It was not included in the book." - Flora Virginia Milner Livingston.

Leonard Raven-Hill (b. March 10, 1867, Bath - d. March 31, 1942, Ryde on the Isle of Wight) was an English artist, illustrator and cartoonist.

Each issue also contains many other articles and advertisements.

Wrappers chipped and torn, pieces missing from spines, one cover detached (but present), internally very good, in sturdy slipcase. Ex libris James McGregor Stewart, the noted Kipling bibliographer and collector (with his bookplate to each issue).

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50 Little Dutch Church PITTMAN, H.H.. Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir.
Morton & Co., Publishers,, Halifax, N.S., 1899, 
(Little Dutch Church). A Brief History of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's) 1754 : Souvenir. Halifax, N.S. : Morton & Co., Publishers, 1899. Pp (4).[5]-32, + frontispiece. Small 8vo, light grey-brown printed stapled cardcovers.

Cover title: A Brief History (Compiled from Original Records} of the Little Dutch Church (St. George's.) 1754 : Souvenir.

Printed by the "Press of J.R. Findlay, 211 Brunswick St., Halifax".

"Note" by H.H. Pittman, Rector, May 19th 1899, St. George's Rectory on p.[3].

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51 LITTLE, David Flemming Poems. First Edition.
Nova Scotia Printing Company, Halifax, 1881, 1881 
LITTLE, David Flemming. Poems. Halifax : Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1881. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-vi,[7]-101,(5). 8vo, maroon cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering and black decoration and double-rule border to front board, gilt decoration to spine, blind-stamped double-rule border to rear board, no lettering to spine.

Watters p.115, Rhodenizer p.849.

"[...] a native of Folly River, Nova Scotia, visited California in 1876 and published Poems (1881), signed at Londonderry, Nova Scotia.The book contains nearly one hundred lyrics of travel, of the multifarious experiences of life, and of the prospect of death." - Rhodenizer.

Little d. 1881.

Contents : Arranged in six sections:
The Wanderer, or, Stanzas Written in California, 1876;
Stanzas on Odd-Fellowship;
Recollections of a Visit to Sonora;
Miscellaneous;
Rounds in the Ladder of Life;
Pieces Written in Prospect of Death.

Wear to edges, cloth lightly rubbed, else a very good copy. 150.00

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52 LITTLE, David Flemming Poems. First Edition.
Nova Scotia Printing Company, Halifax, 1881, 
LITTLE, David Flemming. Poems. Halifax : Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1881. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-vi,[7]-101,(5). 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering and black decoration and double-rule border to front board, gilt decoration to spine, blind-stamped double-rule border to rear board, no lettering to spine. Watters p.115, Rhodenizer p.849. "[...] a native of Folly River, Nova Scotia, visited California in 1876 and published Poems (1881), signed at Londonderry, Nova Scotia.The book contains nearlyone hundred lyrics of travel, of the multifarious experiences of life, and of the prospect of death." - Rhodenizer. Little d. 1881. Contents : The Wa nderer, or, Stanzas Written in California, 1876; Stanzas on Odd-Fellowship;Recollections of a Visit to Sonora; Miscellaneous; Rounds in the Ladder of Life; Pieces Written in Prospect of Death. Wear to corners with short tear s, a couple off small stains to cloth, lightly rubbed, bookplate, else verygood. 100.00

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53 LIZARS, Robina and Kathleen Mackenzie GRANT, G.M. (introduction) GALT, John) In the Days of the Canada Company : The Story of the Settlement of the Huron Tract and a View of the Social Life of the Period, 1825-1850. First Edition.
William Briggs, Toronto, 1896, 1896 
LIZARS, Robina and Kathleen Mackenzie. In the Days of the Canada Company : The Story of the Settlement of the Huron Tract and a View of the Social Life of the Period, 1825-1850. With an introduction by G. M. Grant ; with portraits and illustrations. Toronto : William Briggs, 1896. First Edition. Pp (6),[v]-xiv,(2),[17]-494,(4), frontispiece (with tissue guard) + 15 pp. of plates. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, pressed maroon cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front & spine.

Robina Alison Lizars (b. October 10, 1850, Stratford, Ontario - d. August 26, 1918, Niagara-on-the-Lake).

Contents:
I: Spirit of the Times ;
II: The Father of the Company ;
III: Canada as the Company Found It;
IV: The Face of the Land ;
V. From Champlain to Gooding ;
VI. The Kings of the Canada Company ;
VII: The Colborne Clique ;
VIII: Gairbraid ;
IX: Lunderston ;
X: Meadowlands ;
XI: The Canada Company vs. the People ;
XII: The People vs. the Canada Company ;
XIII: A Social Pot Pourri ;
XIV: The Bonnie Easthopes ;
XV: The Cairn.

Wear to spine ends and edges of cloth, back board badly soiled, hinges shaky, minor foxing and wrinkling to few leaves, name, else a good, solid copy. 70.00


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The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as Slave and as a Freeman : A Narrative of Real Life.  Second Edition, LOGUEN, J.W.)
54 LOGUEN, J.W.) The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as Slave and as a Freeman : A Narrative of Real Life. Second Edition
J.G.K. Truair & Co., Syracuse, 1859, 1859 
(LOGUEN, J.W.). The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as Slave and as a Freeman : A Narrative of Real Life. Syracuse, N.Y. : J.G.K. Truair & Co., Stereotypers and Printers, Office of the Daily Journal, 1859. Second Edition. Pp (2),[i]-x,[11]-451,(3) + portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard. 8vo (135 x 195 mm), pressed brown cloth, with gilt (or copper) lettering to spine.

Second Edition stated at foot of spine and with additional letters at end of book.

Sabin 41824.

No edition seen in the Catalogue of the Chalres L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen (b. February 5, 1813, Davidson County, Tennessee – d. September 30, 1872, Saratoga Springs, New York) born Jarm Logue, in slavery, was an African-American abolitionist and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Expertly repaired in original cloth, waterstain to top edge of a few leaves, foxing to endpapers and frontispiece, some foxing and smudging throughout, else a very good copy of a scarce item. 500.00



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The Song of Hiawatha, LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth REMINGTON, Frederic
55 LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth REMINGTON, Frederic The Song of Hiawatha
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, 1891, 1891 
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Song of Hiawatha. With illustrations from designs by Frederic Remington. Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Company, at The Riverside Press, 1891. Pp. (2),[iii]-xviii,[1]-242,(2) + portrait frontispiece + 22 pages of photogravure plates (each with a captioned tissue guard). Also small illustrations in the text throughout. 8vo, full brown calf with gilt decoration and lettering to front.

Longfellow's epic poem with an uncredited Introductory Note.
Introduction
I. The Peace-Pipe
II. The Four Winds
III. Hiawatha's Childhood
IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis
V. Hiawatha's Fasting
VI. Hiawatha's Friends
VII. Hiawatha's Sailing
VIII. Hiawatha's Fishing
IX. Hiawatha and the Pearl Feather
X. Hiawatha's Wooing
XI. Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast
XII. The Son of the Evening Star
XIII. Blessing the Cornfields
XIV. Picture-Writing
XV. Hiawatha's Lamentation
XVI. Pau-Puk-Keewis
XVII. The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis
XVIII. The Death of Kwasind
XIX. The Ghosts
XX. The Famine
XXI. The White Man's Foot
XXII. Hiawatha's Departure.

Spine gone, boards loosely attached, small dampstain and black spot to top edge of front board, green ribbon detached but present, name, some internal stains from plant leavings. Good candidate for a rebind. As is. 60.00


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Love.  First Edition, LONGLEY. J.W.
56 LONGLEY. J.W. Love. First Edition
T.C. Allen, 1898, 1898 
LONGLEY. J.W. Love. Halifax, N.S. : T.C. Allen & Company, (1898). First Edition. Pp (4),vi-viii,1-158,(2). Small 8vo (127 x 187 mm), blue cloth, t.e.g., gilt lettering to front & spine.

James Wilberforce Longley, D.C.L. (b. January 4, 1849, Paradise, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia - d. March 6, 1922, Halifax) was at this book's publication Nova Scotia's Attorney-General.

Not a topic oft tackled by today's politicians.

Watters p 806, Rhodenizer p 277.

1. Introduction;
2. Manifestations;
3. Love between Men and Women;
4. True Love and False Love;
5. Matrimonial Mistakes;
6. What Love is Lawful?;
7. What is True Love?;
8. Geography;
9. Caprices;
10. Married Life;
11. Political and Social;
12. Religion;
13. Love's Essence;
14. L'Envoi.
Love's Crucible : A Postscript.

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Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature.  First Edition., LYALL, William
57 LYALL, William Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature. First Edition.
Thomas Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1855, 1855 
LYALL, William, Rev. Intellect, The Emotions, and The Moral Nature. Edinburgh : Thomas Constable and Co. / London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., MDCCCLV [1855]. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]- [I]-xii,[1]-627,(1),(4,ads). 8vo, original maroon pressed cloth, gilt title to spine.

TPL 8429, Watters p.807, Rhodenizer p.274, Slater, Bibliography of Modern American Philosophers 1855.

"The work merits recognition as one of the first Canadian books in this field" [i.e. philosophy] - DCB. Vol 11, p.534.

Rev. William Lyall was with the Free College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Partial contents (first 70 pages) :

I. Mind and matter, the two substances about which philosophy is conversant. -Importance of distinction between Matter and Mind. - Two classes of philosophers, according to the predominance assigned in their systems to Matter or Mind. - Consciousness the only immediate object of cognition. - Consciousness the starting-point of philosophy. - How the mind passes from a state of simple consciousness to the idea of self. -Descartes' Enthymeme. - The German "Ego". -The amount of Descartes' Enthymeme. Fichte's formula. -The idea of personal existence, the first idea of the awakening mind.

II. Origin of the Idea of Externality. - Dr. Brown's account of this idea. -Remarks on Dr. Brown's account of this idea. -Error of Dr. Brown in denying any peculiar intuition in order to this idea. -Special difficulty in regard to the mode of communication between Mind and Matter. -Vanity of attempting to account for this communication, or explain the mode of it. -The principle of common sense. -Coincidence between Reid, Oswald, and Beattie, and the French philosopher, Father Buffier.

III. The idea of Externality not that of an external world. -Origin of the idea of matter.

IV. Muscular resistance as distinguished from tactual. -Dr. Brown the first to take notice of this distinction. -Matter, what, as first apprehended by the mind. -Other properties of matter.-Idea of substance. Substance and quality distinguished. -The mind informe d of its own existence, and its own qualities, pari passu with its informations respecting matter. -This indicates the laws of our being.

V. The idea of Extension. -What gives us this idea. -The ideas of magnitude and figure.-How the infant mind is concerned in the attainment of its first or primit ive ideas. -Magnitude, figure, distance, not objects of sight. -Illustrations to show that these are acquired objects of vision, or connected with vision only by a process of association.

VI. Primary Qualities of Matter. Dr. Brown's view as to the primary qualities. -The secondary qualities of Matter. -Weights, or gravitation, a law rather than a property of matter. Weight but the action of gravitation. -The centripetal and centrifugal forces the two grand and prevading agencies in the universe. -The secondary qualities of matter but modifications of the primary, according to Locke. -Difference in the child's process of attaining its ideas from this point forward.

VII. Idea of Space. -Locke's account of this idea. - Reid's account of this idea. -What space is according to the German metaphysics. -What, according to Dr. Samuel Clarke. -Three particulars notices by Cousin in connexion with this idea. -Has space objectivity? -The idea of Time. - Locke's acount of the idea. -Origin of the idea according to Dr. Brown. - View of Cousin. -Merit of Locke, according to Cousin, in tracing the origin of this idea. -Though the notion of time derived from succession, not itself succession. -Time absolute. -The idea of Eternity. -Idea of Power. Origin of the idea. -Nature of the idea. Efficiency denied to power. - Barrow, Hobbs, Butler, and Berkeley, quoted by Dugald Stewart as denying efficiency in power. -The doctrine of Malebranche. -Atheism of Hume in denying efficiency to power. [etc.].

"LYALL, WILLIAM, Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor; (b. 11 June 1811 in Paisley, Scotland, the third son of William Lyall, merchant; d. January 17 1890 in Halifax, Nova Scotia).

"William Lyall was educated at Paisley Grammar School and at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Early in life he was attracted to the study of philosophy and, although ordained a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, he made his mark as a philosopher rather than as a theologian. After serving Free Church congregations in Broxburn, West Lothian, Uphall, and Linlithgow, he immigrated to British North America in 1848. For the next two years he was tutor at Knox College, Toronto. He resigned in 1850 to become professor of mental and moral philosophy and classical literature at the Free Church College in Halifax. In 1860, following a union of Presbyterian churches, he was transferred to the Theological Seminary in Truro, N.S. When this institution closed in 1863 Lyall became professor of logic and psychology at Dalhousie College in Halifax,a position he held until his death. During Lyall’s years as a student the “philosophy of common sense” as developed by Thomas Reid and Dugald Stewart was pre-eminent in Scotland and it was to this school that he belonged. When Lyall wrote Intellect, the emotions, and the moral nature (1855), he was greatly influenced by Sir William Hamilton under whom he may have studied at Edinburgh. Although largely a synthesis of philosophical thought and not highly original, the work merits recognition as one of the first Canadian books in this field. For Lyall, philosophy was the handmaiden of religion, and he never strayed from currently held theological views.
“In the scriptures,” he wrote, “we have the only, the authoritative statement of man’s apostacy. Philosophy may speculate: the Bible reveals – not the mode or nature of change, but the circumstance of change. The great fact is told, the mod us of it is left unexplained.” His book attracted widespread attention and for a number of years was in vogue as a text in metaphysics. On the strength of this work, the West of Scotland Magazine in 1856 suggested Lyall as the successor to Sir William Hamilton in the chair of logic and metaphysics at Edinburgh. The magazine claimed that Lyall “had done much to confirm and strengthen the principles of Scottish philosophy” and that his writing displayed the erudition and talent which “eminently fitted him to succeed the great champion,” Hamilton. Nothing came of the proposal and Lyall remained in Nova Scotia. On 3 May 1864 he was awarded an honorary LL.D. from McGill College in Montreal and when the Royal Society of Canada was established in 1882 Lyall was named a founding fellow. In addition to his teaching duties,for which he was “in his own person a whole faculty of arts,” Lyall dabbled in poetry, cultivated a wide interest in English literature, and did occasional supply preaching. During the summer of 1852 he ministered to the congregation of St Andrew’s Free Church, St John’s, Newfoundland, and he held office in 1852–53 as moderator of the Free Church presbytery in Halifax. Above all, he enjoyed teaching, his objective being “to evoke in students a taste and zeal for philosophical investigation.” - (William B. Hamilton, in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XI). Ex-libris Gerald A. Lear (probably Gerald Aldington Lear, graduate of Dalhousie University (1889), died 1944.

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58 LYELL, Charles Geological Evidences of The Antiquity of Man : with remarks on theories TheOrigin of Species by Variation
Geroge W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1863, 1863 
LYELL, Charles. The Geological Evidences of The Antiquity of Man : with remarks on theories The Origin of Species by Variation. Illustrated by woodcuts. Philadelphia : George W. Childs, 1863. Pp (4),iii-x,1-518,(2), frontispiece + one plate. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, dark green cloth with blindstamped borders to boards and gilt fossils to front board and gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :
1. Introduction.
2. Recent Period - Danish Peat and Shell Mounds - Swiss Lake-Dwellings.
3. Fossil Human Remains and Works of Art of the Recent Period.
4. Post-Pliocene Period, Bones of Man and Extinct Mammalia in Belgian Caverns.
5. Post-Pliocene Period, Fossil Human Skulls of the Neanderthal and Engin Caves.
6. Post-Pliocene Alluvium and Cave Deposits with Flint Implements.
7. Peat and Post-Pliocene Alluvium of the Valley of the Somme.
8. Post-Pliocene Alluvium with Flint Implements of the Valley of the Somme - Concluded.
9. Works of Art in Post-Pilocene Alluvium of France and England.
10. Cavern Deposits, and Place of Sepulture of the Post-Pliocene Period.
11. Age of Human Fossils of Le Puy in Central France and of Natchez on the Mississippi, Discussed.
12. Antiquity of Man Relatively to the Glacial Period and to the Existing Fauna and Flora. 13. Chronological Relations of the Glacial Period and the Earliest Signs of Man's Appearance in Europe.
14. Chronological Relations of the Glacial Period and the Earliest Sign's of Man's Appearance in Europe - Continued.
15. Extinct Glaciers of the Alps, and Their Chronological Relations to the Human Period.
16. Human Remains in the Loessm and Their Probable Age.
17. Post-Glacial Dislocations and Foldings of Cretaceous and Drift Strata in the Island of Moen, in Denmark.
18. The Glacial Period in North America.
19. Recapitulation of Geological Proofs of Man's Antiquity.
20. Theories of Progression and Transmutation.
21. On the Origin of Species by Variation and Natural Selection.
22. Objections to the Hyothesis of Transmutation Considered.
23. Origin and Development of Languages and Species Compared.
24. Bearing of the Doctrine of Transmutation of the Origin of Man, and His Place in the Creation.

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Palms of Elim ; or Rest and Refreshment in the Valleys, MacDUFF, J. R.
59 MacDUFF, J. R. Palms of Elim ; or Rest and Refreshment in the Valleys
E. B. Treat, 0, 1895 
MacDUFF, J. R., D.D. Palms of Elim ; or Rest and Refreshment in the Valleys. New York : E. B. Treat, 5 Cooper Union, Office of The Treasury, for pastor and People, n.d. ca 1895]. Pp. (8),[vii]-xv,(1),[1]-307,(1),(4, publisher's ads),(2). 8vo, maroon cloth, black lettering to front, gilt lettering & decoration to spine.

This publisher was by 1897 at West 23rd Street, and earlier 654 Broadway (1869), at 757 Broadway (1884), at 771 Broadway (1885, 1887, 1889). There are other titles dated 1893 and 1896 at this 5 Cooper Union address.

John Ross Macduff (b. May 23, 1818, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland - d. April 30, 1895, Chislehurst,London) a Scottish divine and a prolific author of religious essays.

Seventy mediations.
1. Divine Immutability;
2. All for Good;
3. The Sympathy of Jesus;
4. The Wind Tempered;
5. The Fatherhood of God;
6. Transcendently Able;
7. Right Guidance;
8. Higher Uses;
9. The Gracious Word;
10. A Reigning Saviour;
11. Divine Leading;
12. The Farewell Gift;
13. The Compassion of Jesus;
14. The Lord Upright;
15. Full Satisfaction;
16. The Secret of Submission;
17. A Risen Christ;
18. The Creator and Redeemer;
19. Proof and Triumph of Love;
20. Future Unfoldings;
21. A Great Salvation;
22. Fears Quieted;
23. The Way Known;
24. Prayer;
25. Tender Dealings;
26. Sleeping and Waking;
27. The Return to Zion;
28. The Great High Priest;
29. Fatherly Chastisement;
30. God Unchanging;
31. Healing for All;
32. Divine Power;
33. Providence and Grace;
34. Transformation at Death;
35. The Incarnate Saviour;
36. The Rebukes of Love;
37. The Unspeakable Gift;
38. Jehovah Jireh;
39. Glorious Attributes and Ways;
40. The Second Coming;
41. Imputed Righteousness;
42. Christ Ever the Same;
43. The Soul's Portion;
44. Hope;
45. The Supreme Rule of Jesus;
46. The Perpetual Presence;
47. Christ's Deity;
48. The Imperishable Gift;
49. The Recompense of Trust;
50. The Riches of God's Mercy;
51. Acceptance of the Little;
52. None Cast Out;
53. The Blessed Hope;
54. The Divine Way Perfect;
55. Perseverance;
56. Delight in God's Law;
57. Christ the Propitiation;
58. Fulness of Joy;
59. Inviolable Security;
60. The Safe Deposit;
61. All Power of Jesus;
62. Help in Extremity;
63. Prevailing Intercession;
64. A Pardoning God;
65. A Gracious Message;
66. Perfect Trust;
67. God All Satisfying;
68. Salvation to the Uttermost;
69. Asleep in Jesus;
70. The Last Musing.

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A Catechism on Military Law as applicable to the Militia of Canada, MacPHERSON, Pennington, Major MIDDLETON, Frederick, Sir, Major-General (examined and approved by)
60 MacPHERSON, Pennington, Major MIDDLETON, Frederick, Sir, Major-General (examined and approved by) A Catechism on Military Law as applicable to the Militia of Canada
John Lovell & Son, Montreal, 1886, 1886 
MacPHERSON, Pennington, Major. A Catechism on Military Law as applicable to the Militia of Canada, consisting of Questions and Answers on the Militia Act, 1883; Rules and Regulations for the Militia, 1883; the Army Act, 1881; Rules of Procedure, 1881; Queen's Regulations, 1883; together with a compilation of the Pricinpal Points of the Law of Evidence ; examined and approved by Major-General Sir Frederick Middleton. Montreal : John Lovell & Son, 1886. First Edition. Pp(4),[5]-191,(1). Small 8vo (122 x 166 mm), red cloth with gilt lettering to front, no lettering to spine.

Cover title : Military Law.

James Pennington Macpherson (1839-1916).
1. Introductory;
2. The Militia Act and Regulations and Orders for the Militia;
3. The Army Act and Queen's Regulations;
4. Evidence;
With forms and index.

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