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41 GILROY, Marion Public Archives of Nova Scotia Publication No.04 N.S.H.S., Genealogical Comm. Pub.No.04 TAYLOR, Hugh A. Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia. First Edition
1937, 
GILROY, Marion. Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia : A List compiled by Marion Gilroy. Under the direction of D.C. Harvey. Halifax : Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1937. First Edition. Pp [1]-154,(2). 8vo, printed green card covers with blank spine. Public Archives of Nova Scotia Publication No.4. A list of grants, warrants, and escheats for Annapolis, Cumberland, Halifax, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, and Sydney counties. With the following appendices: A. Petition of the Fifty-five Gentlemen, accompanied by a Counter-petition of other Loyalists; B. Petition from certain members of the 2d Battalion, 84th Regiment. Faint corner creasing, a couple of instances of marginalia, else very good. 60.00

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42 GODDARD, Hazel Firth Prisms in Print. signed
1965, 
GODDARD, Hazel Firth. Prisms in Print. [Halifax : Pub. by the Author, 1965]. Pp 32. 8vo, card covers. Goddard, a native of Jordan Ferry, Shelburne County. Poems include "Oak Island Obsession", two [!] entitled "Peggy's Cove, N.S." and "Country Spread", this last with the note : " This poem is quotedby Mr .Wlii R. Bird in his book "These Are The Maritimes". Thank you, Mr.B ird.". Laugher p.206. Signed presentation copy. Fine. 15.00

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43 GOULDEN, Shirley E. Old Shortening Pail.
Shirley Goulden, Shelburne, N.S., 2008, ISBN:0968911218 
GOULDEN, Shirley E. The Old Shortening Pail. (Shelburne, N.S.: Shirley Goulden, 2008). Printed by Sentinel Printing Limited, Yarmouth. Pp (6),1-146. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red card covers, lettered in white. “Ingomar [Shelburne County, N.S.] in the 1930's, 40's ... They way it was for two twin boys growing up in a small fishing village.” - from the front cover. Verygood. 12.50

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Economic and Social Base of South Western Nova Scotia., GUSRTEIN, Mike, et al.
44 GUSRTEIN, Mike, et al. Economic and Social Base of South Western Nova Scotia.
Department of Municipal Affairs, Community Planning Division, 1977, 
GUSRTEIN, Mike, et al. The Economic and Social Base of South Western Nova Scotia. N.pl.: Prepared for Department of Municipal Affairs, Community Planning Division, by the South Western Nova Scotia Study Team, May, 1977. Pp (8),1-208. With a few maps and tables in the text. Large 8vo (8½ x 11 inches), black plastic comb-bound, blue photo-illustrated cardcovers.

Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties.

Contents :
Summary and Recommendations.
1. Introduction to the Region.
2. The Population.
3. Socio-Economic Characteristics.
4. Fisheries [pp 85-120].
5. Forestry and Wood Related Industries.
6. Agriculture.
7. Tourism.
8. Other Industries and Manufacturing.
9. Commercial, Service and Government.
With brief bibliography.
With lists of persons interviewed.

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45 HARVEY, Mary MacKay Nova Scotia Museum Curatorial Rpt No.27 Gardens of Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1785-1820
1975, 
HARVEY, Mary MacKay. Gardens of Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1785-1820. Curatorial Report No.27. Halifax : Nova Scotia Museum, April 1975. Pp (4),[1]-45,(1). Illustrated. 4to, spiral bound yellow card covers. Vg. 10.00

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46 HAYNES, Michael Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia. Eighth Edition, Third Printing
Goose Lane, 2002, ISBN:0864922914 
HAYNES, Michael. Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia. 8th Edition. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane, (2002). Third Printing. Pp [1]-264,(8). Maps. Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated black card covers. Includes Lewis Mountain, Mabou-Inverness, Middle Head, Old Branch Road, Trous de Saumon, Balancing Rock/Sentier Piau, Belleisle Marsh/Mickey Hill, Blomidon Provincial Park, Delaps Cove, Gaspereau River, Moses Mountain, Mount Uniacke Museum, Nictaux Falls, Roxbury, Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Cobequid Trail, Devil's Bend, Five Islands Provincial Park,High Head, Kenomee Canyon, Thomas Cove, Ward Falls/Partridge Island, Black Duck Cove/Chapel Gully, BLT Trail, Guysborough Nature Trail, Guysborough S hort Trails, Liscomb River, McNabs Island, Salmon River, Taylor Head Provincial Park, White Lake Wilderness Trail, Aspotogan Rail Trail, Centennial Trail, Gold Mines/Hemlocks and Hardwoods, Green Bay-Broad Cove, Liberty Lake Loop, Shelburne Rail Trail, The Hawk, Thomas Raddall Provincial park/Port L'Hebert, Wedgeport Nature Trail/Chebogue Meadows, Cape George, Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, Fairmount Ridge, Fitzpatrick Mountain, Jitney/Samon-Albion Trails, Tatamagouche-Denmark, Tidnish Trail, Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area, and Wallace Bridge. Very good. 10.00

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47 Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia) GREENAWAY, Cora, foreword South Shore; Seasoned Timbers : Volume 2 - Some historic buildings from Nova Scotia's South Shore. First Edition
Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1974, 
(Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia). South Shore; Seasoned Timbers : Volume 2 -Some historic buildings from Nova Scotia's South Shore. (Foreword by Cora Greenaway). Halifax, N.S. : Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, 1974. First Printing. Pp (8),9-156. Illustrated with 90 b&w photos and a couple of small drawings. 8vo, blue and white card covers, with photo to front cover and white spine, blue lettering to spine. Very good. 15.00

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48 Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia) GREENAWAY, Cora, foreword South Shore; Seasoned Timbers. boards.
Heritage Trust, Halifax, 1974, 
(Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia). South Shore; Seasoned Timbers : Volume 2 -Some historic buildings from Nova Scotia's South Shore. (Foreword by Cora Greenaway). Halifax : Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, 1974. Pp (8),9-156. Illustrated. 8vo, blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Vg. 30.00

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49 HICHENS, Walter W. Island Trek : An historical and geographical tour of Seal Island, Nova Scotia. First Edition
Lancelot Press, Hantsport , 1982, ISBN:0889991693 
HICHENS, Walter W. Island Trek : An historical and geographical tour of Seal Island, Nova Scotia, as seen by the author and related to him by Mrs. Winifred Crowell Hamilton who lived on the island all her lifetime. Hantsport,Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1982). First Printing. Pp (3),4-108 + eight -page (i-viii), central photo section [following p.54] with 18 photos. 8vo,photo-illustrated blue card covers with white spine, black and white lette ring to front, black lettering to spine. Walter Wilson Hichens, (born March1917 in Lynn, Massachussets - d. July 22, 2007). "Much of Island Trek was writen on the Island when Senator Hichens travelled around with Mrs Hamilton and listened to her accounts of happenings, while seeing the actual siteshimself. In Island Trek, the author hopes to inspire the readers, as he hu imself was inspired in writing this book." - from the rear. Small stain to front cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges shouldbe a bit cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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50 HICHENS, Walter W. Seal Island Memories and other poems.
Passage Print & Litho Ltd, Barrington Passage, 1987, 
HICHENS, Walter W. Seal Island Memories and other poems. (Barrington Passage : Passage Print & Litho Ltd), n.d. [1987?]. Pp 1,(1),2-39. 8vo, pale yellow stapled card covers, with photo of lighthouse (presumably Seal Island Light) on front. "A Collection of poems written about Seal Island and areas of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia and additional homespun verses." - on title page. "Seal Island", "Seal Island Light", "Doctor Hichens", "Then the Americans Came: Written for Winifred hamilton on the occasion of electrification of her cottage, May 27-31, 1975", "Checker Games", "Recollection", "HaveYour Kids Ever Heard You Pray?", "Counsel", "Has Anyone Told You They Love You?", "God's Riches", "I Can Hardly Wait", "Camp Jordan : Youth Camp at J ordan Falls, Nova Scotia", "Little Lost Lamb", "Mother Doing Dishes", "WhenDid You Get Home?", "The Journey Shared", "Christams Eve in Bethlehem 12/2 7/74", "The Friends I Knew", "Grandma's Glasses", "Heaven", "God Watches Me", "Love sets the Light", "The Hair Wreath", "I Love This House", "Have YouTold Anyone That You Love Them Today?", "A Lesson Learned", "Love", "My Is land Sweetheart", "Seal Island Church", "I Prayed", "A Memory", "Baked Beans, Brown Bread and Washingon Pie" (said to have been a traditional Saturdaynight supper on Seal island according to a former resident of the Island), "The Chaleenge", "God Raises the Shade", "Lord, Help Me to Remember", "A L istener", "Courage", "Tommorrow" and "The Future". Very good. 10.00

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51 HICHENS, Walter W. HICHENS, Ben, Dr.) Back to My Father and Home : Memories of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, and one of its most beloved citizens of the early 1900s, Dr. Ben Hichens. First Edition
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, NS, 1987, ISBN:0889993602 
HICHENS, Walter W. Back to My Father and Home. [Cover adds: Memories of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, and one of its most beloved citizens of the early 1900s, Dr. Ben Hichens]. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp. (3),4-96, + a central 4-page section of b&w photos. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Walter Wilson Hichens, (born March 1917in Lynn, Massachussets - d. July 22, 2007). Dr. Benjamin K. Hichens The au thor's reminiscences of life in small-town Nova Scotia, conjured up after returning to Barrington Passage, Shelburne County for his father's funeral. Chapter 2 "Reminiscing at the Wharves" deals with the bustling activity on Barrington's wharf during his childhood. 1. Returning Home; 2. Reminiscing at the Wharves; 3. A Flood of Memories 4. Rejoining Family; 5. The Old TownCentre; 6. The Trace of a Smile; 7. Treasured Friendships; 8. Family Stori es; 9. Old Remedies; 10. Mary's Inspiration; 11. Glimpses of Father and Island Life; 12. A Name Long to Be Remembered. Very good. 20.00

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52 HILL, A.M. FIELDING, W.S. ANCIENT, W.J., Rev. It Happened To Me. First Edition in dustjacket
Thorn Press, Toronto , 1942, 
HILL, A.M., Ph.D., D.D. It Happened To Me [dj adds : A book of interesting sketches of out-of-the-way experiences well told, and well worth telling]. Toronto : Thorn Press, 1942. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-111,(1). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.516, Rhodenizer p.385. Some reminiscences, mostly Nova Scotian, of Rev. Allen Massie Hunt (1976-1943), a Halifax native and Presbyterian churchman. Includes : I Meet the Hero of the Atlantic Wreck [Rev. W.J. Ancient]; Business with the Navy (collecting debts for his father's Halifax photography studio/shop); The Royal Yacht Comes to Port [the Ophir, Oct.1901]; The Hold-Up Man; The Vanishing Night Prowler; The Last Sad Rites; The Minister is Rebuked; The Minister's Visitors; The Death Watch [a black man from a western N.S. town on death row]. ; The Guest Speaker; The PresentationWatch [Clark's Harbour]; My Rum-Running Friend; A Minister of Finance Goes Down to Defeat [W.S. Fielding, federal minister, from Queen's-Shelburne, i n 1911]; A Midnight Visitor; Disasters [the Halifax Explosion (pp.103-7); an I.C.R. train crash at Belmont, near Truro; and the wreck of the Hestia atGrand Manan]. Very good in very good crisp dust jacket. 60.00

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The Story of the Ticonderoga: A Chronicle of Steamboating, HILL, Ralph Nading
53 HILL, Ralph Nading The Story of the Ticonderoga: A Chronicle of Steamboating
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt, 1957, 1957 
HILL, Ralph Nading. The Story of the Ticonderoga : A Chronicle of Steamboating. (Shelburne, Vermont : The Shelburne Museum, 1957). Pp (4),5-107,(1) + 16 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, white photo-illustrated cardcovers, black lettering to spine.

Ralph Nading Hill (b. September 19, 1917, Burlington, Vermont - d. December 10, 1987, Burlington, Vermont).

A Lake Champlain steamboat. This is an abridgement of Hill's Sidewheeler Saga of 1953.

The Log of the Ticonderoga;
The Grand Design;
Until the Steam Goes Down;
Epilogue : Last Harbor;
Statistics concerning S.S. Ticonderoga.

Marks & light stains to covers, else very good. 15.00

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Travels in Nova Scotia in the Year 1913 : Containing Much that is Curious Concerning the Manners and Customs of the People : The Stories and Legends of the South Shore and including, HINE, Charles GIlbert HINE, C.G.
54 HINE, Charles GIlbert HINE, C.G. Travels in Nova Scotia in the Year 1913 : Containing Much that is Curious Concerning the Manners and Customs of the People : The Stories and Legends of the South Shore and including
Hine's Annual, 1913, 1913 
HINE, Charles Gilbert. Travels in Nova Scotia in the Year 1913 : Containing Much that is Curious Concerning the Manners and Customs of the People : The Stories and Legends of the South Shore and including Short Excursions into the History of the Country. No place : no publisher, 1913. First Edition. Pp (2),[3]-81,(2, index),(3). 8vo, blue paper-covered boards, plain grey cloth tape spine.

Hine's Annual.

Not in Morley or Rhodenizer.

The running head across each spread throughout the body of the book is "The South Coast of Nova Scotia [:] Land of Romance and Mystery".

Preface (pp.3-9);
Yarmouth to Barrington (pp.10-19);
Port Latour and Burchtown [sic] (pp.20-26);
Shelburne and the Road to East Jordan (pp.27-34);
Lockeport and the Way to Liverpool (pp.35-40);
Liverpool. Port Medway and Beyond (pp.41-50);
Petite Riviere and Dublin Shore (pp.51-59);
Lunenburg and Mahone Bay (pp.60-68, with Oak Island on p.64-65);
Halifax and the Evangeline Country (pp.69-80);
Epilogue.
With index.

Charles Gilbert Hine (b. 1859 in New Albany, Indiana - d. 1931 in East Orange, New Jersey) was an accomplished insurance publisher, editor, local historian and amateur photographer, who "published much of his historical work and accompanying photography in a limited edition series under the title Hine's Annuals between 1905 and 1915." - New York Historical Society and Museum website.

Light edgewear, chipping to printed labels on front and rear boards, else very good.

Very scarce. 450.00

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55 HOWELL, Colin, and H.V. NELLES (eds.). WALKER, James W. St.G. WETHERELL, Charles NICOLAI, Martin L. Canadian Historical Review. Vol. 70, No. 1, March 1989.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1989, 
HOWELL, Colin, and H.V. NELLES (eds.). Canadian Historical Review. Vol. LXX, No. 1, March 1989. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, 1989. Pp (2),[1]-149,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers. Contents : Race and Recruitment in World War I: Enlistment of Visible Minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (by James W. St.G. Walker, pp 1-26); Two Acresand a Cow: 'Peasant' Farming for the Indians of the Northwest, 1889-1897 ( by Sarah Carter, pp 27-52); A Different Kind of Courage: The French Military and the Canadian Irregular Soldier during the Seven Years' War (by MartinL. Nicolai, pp 53-75); Another Look at the Loyalists of Shelburne, NS, 178 3-95 (by Charles Wetherell and Robert W. Roetger, pp 76-91). Nicked, else very good. For the issue 12.00

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56 JACK, Elizabeth Bruce Century of Memoirs.
CopyRite Printing Services, 1995, 
JACK, Elizabeth Bruce. A Century of Memoirs. N.pl.: (Printed by CopyRite Printing Services), n,d, [1990s]. Pp (10),2-176,(1). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue card covers. The memoirs of Elizabeth Bruce Jack who emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1936. Includes some mention of Nova Scotia : Ch. 39 – A Holiday in Halifax, Nova Scotia (pp 81-82); Ch. 46 – A Visit to Shelburne, Nova Scotia (pp 97-98); Ch. 60 – The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia (pp 123-124); Ch. 78 - Sir Samuel Cunard (pp 161-163). Edges rubbed, elsevery good. 60.00

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57 JESSOME, Bill Stories That Haunt Us : More Terrifying Tales from the author of Maritime Mysteries. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:1551094835 
JESSOME, Bill. The Stories That Haunt Us : More Terrifying Tales from the author of 'Maritime Mysteries'. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2004). First Edition. Pp. (4),v,(1),1-122. 8vo, black art-illustrated cardcovers. The third collection of ghostly stories and terrifying tales by the late Nova Scotian author (b. January 11, 1925, Sydney, Cape Breton (growing up in the neighbourhood of Whitney Pier) - d. December 9, 2013, Halifax). "Just when you thought it was safe to turn out the lights ... Bill Jessome returns with more terrifying tales from the Maritimes. These stories are not for the faint of heart - Jessome's accounts of murderous dolls, haunted convents,and phantom horses will leave you shaking from head to toe." - from the re ar cover. Contents: Introduction; 1. Roadside Spectres [including Laurent d'Entremont's encounter with the ghosts of old Zeke and Molly Hill, Pubnico,Nova Scotia, ]; 2. One More Haunted House [including the famous Five Fishe hermen restaurant, Argyle Street, Ha lifax; a house in Middle West Pubnico;the Gracie home, Dock Street, Shelburne, the former Sisters of Charity Con vent on Church Street, Truro; as a haunted restaurant called Eunice's, justoutside of Yarmouth, &c]; 3. The Missing [including ghosts of the Halifax Explosion (pp.59-60) &c]; 4. Seeing Things; 5. Unfinished Business [including a story from Deer Island, New Brunswick. a story from a school in SydneyMines, Cape Breton, the deaths of John and Isabelle Felsing, at the Oromoc to Flats outside Fredericton, New Brunswick; &c]; 6. You Can't Outrun a Forerunner. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaperthan quoted. 10.00

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58 JONES, Alice BOWER, Rita Twice A Refugee : The Bower Story. First Edition
1979, 
JONES, Alice. Twice A Refugee : "The Bower Story". With Research by Rita Bower and Illustrations by Mark Bower. Pp (4),1-98,(2). No place : "Publishedby Alice Jones and Rita Bower", 1979. First Edition. "Manufactured By: Pas sage Print & Litho. Ltd., Barrington Passage, N.S." Pp (4),1-98,(2). Illustrated with a few drawings and a b&w photo in the text. 8vo, white cardcovers, with ship over union jack design, no lettering to spine. "This is the story of Adam Bower - Loyalist who was born in Germany and came to South Carolina in December 1761, and then to Shelburne, N.S. following the American Revolution. Adam Bower is the ancestor of the Bower families living in Shelburne today." - p. [iv]. Includes genealogical information. Very good. 25.00

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59 KENNEDY, W.P.M., and Gustave LANCTOT, (eds.) LANCTOT, Gustave Publications of the Public Archives of Canada No. 12 Reports on the Laws of Quebec 1767-1770 / Rapports sur les Lois de Québec 1767-1770
F.A. Acland, Ottawa, 1931, 
KENNEDY, W.P.M., and Gustave LANCTOT, (eds.). Reports on the Laws of Quebec1767-1770 / Rapports sur les Lois de Québec 1767-1770. Publications of the Public Archives of Canada No. 12 / Publications des Archives Publiques du Canada No. 12. Edited with an Introduction and Notes / Édités avec une introduction et des notes. Ottawa : F.A. Acland, 1931. Pp (4),5-92; (4),5-95,(1). 8vo, brown card covers, covers lettered in black, blank spine. Table of Contents : Introduction; Resolution of Privy Council as to Information Required Concerning the Province of Quebec, August 28th, 1767; Earl of Shelburne to Lieutenant-Governor Carleton, December 17th, 1767; Earl of Shelburne to Maurice Morgann, December 17th, 1767; Francis Maseres to Fowler Walker, August 31st, 1768; Maurice Morgann to Earl of Hillsborough, September 10th, 1768; A Draught of An Intended Report of the Honourable the Governor in Chief and the Council of the Province of Quebec to the King's Most Excellent Majesty in his Privy Council: concerning the State of the Laws and the Administration of Justice in that Province [Prepared by Attorney-General Maseres, and delivered to Governor Carleton, February 27th, 1769]; Maurice Morgannto Earl of Shelburne, August 30th, 1769; Governor Carleton to Earl of Hill sborough, September 18th, 1769; Inventory of the Papers accompanying Governor Carleton's Letter to the Earl of Hillsborough, September 18th, 1769; Report upon the Laws ana Courts of Judicature in the Province of Quebec by Governor Carleton and Chief Justice Hey, September 15th, 1769; Appendix to theReport upon the Laws and Courts of Judicature in the Province of Quebec by Chief Justice Hey, September 15th, 1769; The Opinion of the Attorney-Gener al of the Province of Quebec concerning the Report made by his Excellency Brigadier-General Carleton, the Governour in Chief of the said Province, to his Majesty in Council, concerning The State of the Laws and the Administration of Justice in the said Province; with The Reasons of his Dissent from some of the Matters contained in the said Report, September 11th, 1769; Governor Carleton to Earl of Hillsborough, October 3rd, 1769; Earl of Hillsborough to Governor Carleton, January 18th, 1770. Table des Matières : Introduction; Résolution du Conseil privé au sujet des renseignements requis sur la province de Québec, 28 août 1767; Le comte de Shelburne au lieutenant-gouverneur Carleton, 17 décembre 1767; Le comte de Shelburne à Maurice Morgann, 17 décembre 1767; Francis Maseres à Fowler Walker, 31 août 1768; Maurice Morgann au comte de Hillsborough, 10 septembre 1768; Projet d'un rapport del'honorable gouverneur en chef et du Conseil de la province de Québec à Sa Très Excellente Majesté le Roi en son Conseil privé, concernant l'état des lois et l'administration de la justice dans cette province. [Préparé par l e procureur général Maseres et présenté au gouverneur Carleton le 27 février 1769]; Maurice Morgann au comte de Shelburne, 30 août 1769; Le gouverneurCarleton au comte de Hillsborough, 18 septembre 1769; Liste des papiers an nexes a la lettre du gouverneur Carleton au comte de Hillsborough, 18 septembre 1769; Rapport sur les lois et les cours de justice dans la province deQuébec, par le gouverneur Carleton et le juge en chef Hey, 15 septembre 17 69; Appendice au rapport sur les lois et les cours de justice dans la province de Québec, par le juge en chef Hey, 15 septembre 1769; L'opinion du procureur général de la province de Québec sur le rapport de Son Excellence lebrigadier général Carleton, gouverneur en chef de ladite province, transmi s au Conseil de Sa Majesté concernant les lois et l'administration de la justice dans ladite province, ainsi que les raisons qui ont motivé sa désapprobation de certaines parties dudit rapport, 11 semtembre 1769; Le gouverneur Carleton au comte de Hillsborough, 3 octobre 1769; Le comte de Hillsborough au gouverneur Carleton, 18 janvier 1770. Back-to-back bilingual texts (French and English). Spine and margins browned, else very good. 30.00

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Loyalists and Layabouts : The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, NovaScotia, 1783-1792.  First Edition in dustjacket., KIMBER, Stephen
60 KIMBER, Stephen Loyalists and Layabouts : The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, NovaScotia, 1783-1792. First Edition in dustjacket.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780385661720 2008 038566172X / 9780385661720 
KIMBER, Stephen. Loyalists and Layabouts : The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1783-1792. (Toronto) : Doubleday Canada, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (10),xi-xiii,(3),1-335,(1). Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth with metallic lettering to spine.

"The few hundred Loyalists who gathered at Roubalet's Tavern in New York one night in 1782, shared a nightmare of the past and a dream of the future.

In the aftermath of the American Revolution, they found themselves abandoned by the king to whom they had promised their loyalty, and unwelcome in the land that had so recently been their own. They had no choice but to flee, but they were determined to build a new and better home for themselves elsewhere.

On the rocky shores of Roseway Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, beside one of the best harbours in the world, they would found a new and improved New York City. it would be cosmopolitan, but more refined, more royal, more loyal and certainly more exclusive than the place they were leaving forever.

At first, all seemed to go according to plan. Shelburne, as it was called, quickly became the fourth-largest city in North America. At the time, Nova Scotia governor John Parr grandly described it as 'the most considerable, most flourishing and most expeditious [city] ever.. built in so short a time...'

Within the decade, however, the Loyalists' dream city was well on tis way to becoming a ghost town. What went wrong?

This extraordinary and yet little-told episode from our nation's past is brought to exciting life by [Kimber]. Combining painstaking research and a novelistic flair for narrative, he charts Shelburne's 'rapid rise and faster fall' through the intertwined experiences of an eclcectic collection of its early settlers, from aristocrats to freed slaves, colonial officials to local entrepreneurs." - from the dust jacket.

Contents:
Prologue: 'An Ornament to the British Empire'
1. 'Emanations of the Leaden George'
2. 'Oh God, It's All Over'
3. 'The Consequence.... Time Only Will Reveal'
4. 'This Cursed Repubican Town Meeting Spirit'
5. 'Great Riot Today'
6. 'A Pitiable Passion'
7. 'The Spite of Misfortune'
8. 'Cannot Do Worse, Massa'
With Afterword, notes, bibliography and index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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