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41 Blomidon Naturalists Society. GIBSON, Merritt. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2010
Blomidon Naturalists Society, Wolfville, 2010, 
Blomidon Naturalists Society. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2010. Wolfville, NS: Blomidon Naturalists Society, 2010. [Printed by Gaspereau Press]. Pp. (6),7-53,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, patterned green and black card covers with white lettered black title block tofront cover, blank spine. Contents: Editorial: "Out & About" by Jean Timpa . Club Notes & Notices. Politics, Biodiversity & Technology: "Lack of Action in Copenhagen a Disgrace" by Thea Whitman; "Biodiversity is Life" by Derek Allerton & Laura Thompson; "Look Straight Up!" by John Belbin. Youth: "Green Dragon 2010" by Harold Forsyth. Field Trip Report: "Green Winter LIst No 2." and "Valley Birding by Bernard Forsythe. Natural History: "Some Thoughts on the Valuey of Dead Trees" and "An Argument in Favour of 'Messy' WoodLots" by Darrell Slauenwhite; "Thoughts on Introduced Species" by Martin T homas. Nature Counts: "2009 Wolfville Christmas Bird Count" by Alison Bogan; "29th Annual Cyril K. Coldwell Eagles & Raptors Count of Eastern Kings County" by Jim Wolford. Biography & Review: "Dr. Raymond C. Parker" by Merritt Gibson; "A Sound like Water Dripping". Weather: "Winter 2009-2010" by Larry Bogan. Astronomy: "What's In the Sky?" by Roy Bishop. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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42 Blomidon Naturalists Society. STEEVES, Andrew. GIBSON, Merritt. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 36, Number 2, Summer 2009
Blomidon Naturalists Society, Wolfville, 2009, 
Blomidon Naturalists Society. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 36, Number 2, Summer 2009. Wolfville, NS: Blomidon Naturalists Society, 2009. [Printed by Gaspereau Press]. Pp. (6),7-53,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, patterned yellow and black card covers with black lettered white title block to front cover, blank spine. Contents: Editorial: "Out & About" by Jean Timpa. Club Notes & Notices. Nature Counts: "A Green Winter Bird List" by Bernard Forsythe. Field Trip Report: "Wolfville Area Birds", "Cape Split Hike No. 1", and "Blomidon Provincial Park" (all by Jim Wolford); "Fundy Short Birds" by Wayne Neily; "Herbert River Canoe" and "Herbert River Trail Field Trip" by Patrick Kelly; and "Palmeters Woods" by Nancy Nickerson. Youth: "BNSRegional Science Fair Awards" by John Belbin. Natural History: "Birding By Bike" by Andrew Steeves; "For the Birds" by Patrick Giffin. Book Reivew: " Where Have the Birds Gone?" by Derek Allerton. Biography: Fred J. Payne, 1931-2007" by Peter Austin Smith; "Dr. Carlyle Smith Beals, Canadian Astronomer" by Merritt Gibson. Weather: "Spring 2009" by Lary Bogan. Astronomy: "What's In the Sky?" by Roy Bishop. Very good. Due to its small size, shippingcosts should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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43 Blomidon Naturalists Society. TIMPA, Jean. BOGAN, Larry. BELBIN, John . Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 38, Number 3, Fall 2011
Blomidon Naturalists Society, Wolfville, 2011, 
Blomidon Naturalists Society. Blomidon Naturalists Society Newsletter, Volume 38, Number 3, Fall 2011. Wolfville, NS: Blomidon Naturalists Society, 2011. [Printed by Gaspereau Press]. Pp. (6),7-43,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, patterned green and black card covers with white lettered black title block to front cover, blank spine. Contents: Editorial: "Out & About" by Jean Timpa. Club Notes & Notices: 2012 BNS Natural History Calendar; Upcoming Events; BNS Endowment Fund Status. Natural History & Science: "Tubercled or Pale Green Orchids" by Jean Timpa; "Rearing Monarch Butterflies on Brooklyn Street"by Alison and Larry Bogan; "Apples and Bears" by John Belbin; "Fundy Tides to be Featured" by Roy Bishop. Nature Nova Scotia: "2010-2011 Report to th e Membership" by Bob Bancroft. Field Trip Report: "Moon Over the Water" by Patrick Kelly; "Palmeters Woods" by Rick Whitman; "Herbert River Trail" by Patrick Kelly; "Cornwallis River Greenway" by Murray Colbo. Valley Backroads: "Methals Lake" by Bernard Forsythe. Youth: "Blomidon Naturalists Young Naturalist Program 2011" by Naomi Crisp. Biodiversity: "Conserving Biodiversity" by Martin Willison. Weather: "Summer 2011" by Larry Bogan. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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44 BLOOM, L., Capt. (ed.) Aldershot News. Vol. 3, No. 4, Oct.-Nov., 1945
A-14 C.I.T.C., Aldershot Camp, Aldershot, N.S., 1945, 
BLOOM, L., Capt., (ed.). Aldershot News. Vol. 3, No. 4, Oct.-Nov., 1945. Aldershot, N.S.: A-14 C.I.T.C., Aldershot Camp, 1945. Pp [1]-20, including covers. Illustrated, 4to, printed stapled self-wraps. Published by kind permission of the Camp Commandant Lieut. Colonel W. W. Mathers, R.C.R. This is the Pictorial Souvenir Issue : "In this issue, the editors have attempted tobring to its readers, an issue containing as many pictures of Camp personn el as possible. We hope we have included most of you in some group or other. If you have been missed, we can only say that we are sorry. With the war now over and transfers going on at the present rate, it will not be long before most of us leave Aldershot. It is always nice to have pictures of friends and acquaintances, and it is the editors' hope that this pictorial issue will be a kind reminder of A-14 in the days to come." (p. 1). Some contents : Camp Signs on the Line for Victory; Lt. Col. Mathers Assumes AldershotCamp Command; Camp Personality Portraits: Major Irving Bickerton; "News" V isits Q.M. Stores; Staff, Aldershot Military Hospital; Non-Commissionmed Officers at A-14 Training Centre, Aldershot; Camp Regimental Police; A-14 C.I.T.C. Workshop Staff; No. 68 Military Detention Barracks; No. 11 Clinic Canadian Dental Corps, Aldershop; and much more. Rubbed, minor smudge to frontcover, horizontal crease, else very good. 60.00

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45 BOARDMAN, Steve and Alasdair ROSS, eds. Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland, c.1200-1500. First Edition in dustjacket.
Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2003, ISBN:1851827498 
BOARDMAN, Steve and Alasdair ROSS, eds. The Exercise of Power in Medieval Scotland, c.1200-1500. Steve Boardman and Alasdair Ross, editors. (Dublin) :Four Courts Press, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-240. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This volume re-evaluates the notion that th e Scottish kingdom experienced a rapid and revolutionary change in government and aristocratic society in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Despite the emphasis on the transformations wrought by Frankish aristocratic settlers in social, cultural and governmental terms, across most of the areas dominated by the Scottish monarch, power remained in the hands of established aristocratic dynasties. The various contributions suggest that far from being 'traditionally minded' and conservative, these native lords were ambitious, adaptable and capable of controlling innovation and change to their own benefit." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. R. Andrew McDonald: "Old and new in the far North: Ferchar Maccintsacairt and the early earls of Ross, c.1200-74; 2. Richard D. Oram: "Continuity, adaptation and integration: the earls and earldom of Mar, c.1150-c.1300; 3. Hector L. McQueen: "Survivaland success: the Kennedys of Dunure"; 4. Steve Boardman: "The Campbells an d charter lordship in medieval Argyll"; 5. Matthew H. Hammond: "Hostiarii Regis Scotie: the Durward family in the thirteenth century"; 6. Alastair J. Macdonald: "Kings of the wild frontier? The earls of Dunbar or March, c.1070-1435; 7. Alasdair Ross: "The lords and lordship of Glencarnie"; 8. Aonghas MacCoinnich: "'Kingis rabellis' to 'Cuidich n Righ'? Clann Choinnich: theemergence of a kindred, c.1475-c.1514"; 9. Michael Brown: "Earldom and kin dred: the Lennox and its earls, 1200-1458". With index. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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46 BONNEL, Roland G., ed. ROBERTSON, Allen B. CAHILL, Barry WESLEY, John) Facets of the Eighteenth Century: Descriptive, Social and Normative Discourse
Captus University Publications, North York, Ontario, 1991, ISBN:0921801718 
BONNEL, Roland G., (ed.) Facets of the Eighteenth Century : Descriptive, Social and Normative Discourse. (North York, Ont.): Captus University Publications, (1991). Pp 190. 8vo, cardcovers. 14 papers Including :Barry Cahill's"The Court of Exchequer (1775): The Stillbirth or Short Life of a Prerogat ive Court in Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia"; Philip Griffin-Allwood's "Religion as Mirror: The Collection of Ingredients for Nationalism in Old Nova Scotia"; Judith A. Norton's "The Sociology of the Eighteenth-Century Revivals in Horton and Cornwallis Townships"; Allen B. Robertson's "From the Heart of Methodism: John Wesley and His Nova Scotia Correspondents". Very good.30.00

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47 BOUDREAU, Carol (ed.) Our Time To Reminisce
BOUDREAU, Carol (ed.). Our Time To Reminisce. [Kentville, N.S.?] :, n.d. [2006?]. Pp 1-176. Illustrated. 8vo, black comb-bound, illustrated yellow card covers, lettered in black. Compiled by the Grandparents International Senior's Storytelling Circle of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Contents [author (titles)] : Georgina (Jean) Paish (Sticky Fingers / Christmas Memory / One Silly Evening / Sophie / Family Camping Memories); Mary Morine(Gumption, Boldness, Gall? / The "Letter" / Sharing My Faith / Divine Inte rvention / A Valuable Lesson / Just Listening / Spring, Ah! Spring / Newfoundland, Here We Come! / Rebelling Against Injustice); Margot Bishop (untitled); Jo Hogeboom (Two Stoories in One / Our Exercise); Anna Bennett (Winnie/ Friends (a poem) / Clothes (a poem) / Thank You (a poem) / Old Age (a po em) / Making Music); Carol Boudreau (Seasonal Overload / Nosey Turtle / HotDry Summer); Isabel Dominey (Younger Days / My First Bicycle . Cancelled F ashion Show / School Days / Our Chime Choir Tea Party / A Very Memorable Camping Trip); Ida Kane (A Weekend With My Sister / A Day at Atlantic Play Ground / Our Encounter with the Crazy Geese / My Younger Days / Family Outing/ When My Children Were Young / Fundraiser / The Pink Flamingo / A Week wi th Rose); Jane Kroezen (Going to Work with Dad / Working at the BFM / Our Trip to Holland / Embarrassing Moments / Mom's 95th Birthday / Hay on Fire /Guatemala / An Unusual Story); Mary Bent (Driving Can Be Dangerous to Your Health / It's Better the Second Time Around / Life on the Farm / I Didn't Know Squirrels Ate Apples / The Giant Woodpecker / Now You're one of the Boys / The Big A-choo / Watching the Paint Dry / Just Calle Me Killer); Mary Kemp (Growing Up in the Thirties / My Skates / Berry Picking / Collections / Trips to the Zoo With the Grandkids / A Night on the Town); Kathleen Sharp (Easter (poem) / Joseph / The Three Bears / Snowed In / A Poem ' Velentines Day / The Sunshine Club / Mom's & Dad's 25th Wedding Anniversary / Radios / Ladies' Retreats / Neighbours in Windsor - 1963 / A Day in My Eighth Month / Stormy / My Train Trip to Ontario - 1980 / A Winter Walk to the Park / Giddy, Betty & Brewster / 121 Windsor Street and 65 Chebucto Road / Santa's Secretary / Scrapbooks / Winters When I Was a Child / My Trip to Noel with Aunt Jessie / Fire / Our Family Goes Camping / The Coldest Place in NovaScotia / Dad's Lunchtime Surprise); Heather Elliott (Special Mom / How Muc h They Missed / Time Has a Way of Changing Us / Mr. Jacques Store); Lena Miedema (Butterflies and Flowers / The Goat / Go Kart / Beach and Camping); Tina Smit (Vistors / Food? / Family Blessings). Very good. 15.00

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48 Bowaters Mersey Paper Company Limited) Boys and Girls You Can Win A New Bicycle!
Bowaters Mersey Paper Company Limited, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 0, 
(Bowaters Mersey Paper Company Limited). Boys and Girls You Can Win A New Bicycle!. Single sheet (11 by 8 inches), printed on both sides. A contest put out by Bowaters Mersey for students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 in schools in Hants, Kings, Queens, and Lunenburg Counties, consisting of a crossword puzzle with clues dealing with forestry and fire prevention. The prizes werenew bicycles - 3 each for Kings and Lunenburg Counties, and 2 each for Han ts and Queens Counties. Note : If mailing is required, we can fold it and mail it letter-rate. Very good. 5.00

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49 BRAUND, David Rome and the Friendly King : The Character of Client Kingship. First Edition in dutsjacket
Croom Helm / St. Martin's Press, London & Canberra / New York, 1984, ISBN:0709932162 
BRAUND, David. Rome and the Friendly King : The Character of Client Kingship. London & Canberra : Croom Helm / New York : St. Martin's Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp (10),3-226,(6). Index. Map. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spine and dustjacket list author as David C. Braund. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 50.00 "This is the first major study of the relationship between Rome and the kings of her world. It covers the whole of that world over a period of six centuries from the third century BC. It aims to give a functional definition of what is usually called client kingship -to show what a client king (or friendly king to use the Roman term) was in practice. Each aspect of this complex and important role is examined. The author traces the making of a king: his exposure to Roman institutions and individuals in his youth, his formal recognition by Rome as a friendly and allied king and his status as a Roman citizen or otherwise. He shows how the king in power related to Rome, the empire and the frontier, and to his subjects. The role of Rome and Romans in royal wills, principally as recipients of bequests, is examined and it is also shown how some kings were assimilated completely into Roman society and became senators in their own right.In conclusion, David Braund considers the ways in which both sides benefit ed from the relationship and, in doing so, helps to explain the persistent use of friendly kings and states throughout history to the present day." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Making of the King. 1. Education. 2. Recognition. 3. Citizenship. Part II. The Reign of theKing. 1. The King and the Centre of Power. 2. The King and the Empire at L arge. 3. The King and te Frontier. 4. The King in the Kingdom. Excursus: Royal Gold Coinage and Munzrecht. Part III- The End of the King. 1. Royal Wills. 2. Refuge, Detention and Beyond. Epilogue. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

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50 Broadside - Nova Scotia Excursion S.S. Ruby L. Sat'y, June 20. Margaretville to Hall's Harbor touching on al points of interest on the way. Leave Margaretville at 10.30 a.m. Tickets to Return, 25c. J. A. Balcom. Margaretville, June 13, '08
Outlook Printery, 1908, 
(Broadside - Nova Scotia). Excursion S.S. Ruby L. Sat'y, June 20. Margaretville to Hall's Harbor touching on al points of interest on the way. Leave Margaretville at 10.30 a.m. Tickets to Return, 25c. J. A. Balcom. Margaretville, June 13, '08. Outlook Printery, [1908]. Small broadside (8.5 by3.5 inches), yellow paper, printed in black on one side only. An advertise ment promoting an excursion by sailing ship from Margaretville [sic, Margaretsville], Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, to Hall's Harbor, Kings County, Nova Scotia, and return. Small nicks to one edge, horizontal folds, else very good. 20.00

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51 BROOKS, Garland C. ARCHIBALD, J.Douglas, Rev. Of Truth and Righteousness : The Story of the First 85 Years of Berwick Camp, Berwick Nova Scotia, 1872-1957. First Edition.
BROOKS, Garland C. Of Truth and Righteousness : The Story of the First 85 Years of Berwick Camp, Berwick Nova Scotia, 1872-1957.,, n.d. [1958]. First Edition. Pp [1]-24. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Foreword by Rev. J. Douglas Archibald. Portrait of E.C.Foster. Contents : Foreword. Preface. 1. Origin ad Purpose. 2. Growth and Development. 3. Camp Facilities. 4. Monetary Matters. 5. Program. 6. Leadership. Conclusion. Very good. NOTE - Postage will be less for this slim volume. 25.00

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52 BROWN, C.G. 6024 King Edward I : a monarch restored.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1991, ISBN:0711020167 
BROWN, C.G. 6024 King Edward I : a monarch restored. (Shepperton, Surrey) :Ian Allan, (1991). First Edition. Pp [1]-47,(1) including covers. Illustra ted. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated stapled card covers. The story of the passenger locomotive King Edward I. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Competition and improvement. 3. The development and building of the "Kings.” 4. Thebuilding of 6024 and its prewar work. 5. Postwar developments. 6. The end of steam and start of preservation. 7. At Barry scrapyard. 8. Restoration. 9. "King Edward I" restored. Very good. 15.00

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53 BROWN, George Mackay. Voyages. First Edition.
Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1983, ISBN:0701127368 
BROWN, George Mackay. Voyages. London : Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, (1983). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-48. 8vo, printed greyish-blue card covers with white and navy blue lettering to front cover, navy blue lettering to spine. George Mackay Brown (b. October 17, 1921, Stromness, Orkney – d. April 13, 1996, Stromness, Orkney). "This new collection by George Mackay Brown opens with a sequence of poems entitled 'Seal Island Anthology': its striking images and unforced simplicity evoke teh daily round of work and celebration, news and gossip, of the Orkney community as it used to be, beforeoil and tractors. The second section of the book contains pastoral and nar rative poems which draw their inspiration from Orkney life and history: earls and kings, fishermen and crofters, schoolchildren and tavern-keepers. George Mackay Brown, who was born in the Orkneys and has always lived there except for a period at Edinburgh University, is internationally acclaimed for the power abnd individuality of his writing. He is not only a renowned poet but a distinguished author in other fields: as novelist, playwright, chronicler and short-story writer." - from rear. Very small bump to upper right front corner, else a very good, tidy copy. Uncommon. 75.00

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54 BRUCE, Peter Henry. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of
Da Capo Press, New York, 1970, 
BRUCE, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of The Czar, Peter I, of Russia. New York : Da Capo Press, 1970. New Impression. Pp (6),[iiii]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering and black panel to spine. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. First published 1782, second edition 1783 (Dublin), this reprint being a facsimile of the second edition. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00 Contents : Book 1 The author's descent. - His grandfather's going into the Prussian service. - John Bruce's marriage and descendants, and the author's birth, etc. - His entering into the Prussian service. - Lines on the battle of Ramillies. - A remarkable story of the author's landlady. - His first campaign.- His second campaign. - Defeat of the French. - Siege of Lisle. - A remar kable accident to prince Eugene. - Captain Dubois. - A sad accident to the enemy's cavalry. - Bon mot of the duke of Marlborough. - Siege of Ghent. - Third campaign. - Siege of Tournay. - Battle of Malplaquet. - Story of a Swiss recruit. - Siege of Mons. - Fourth campaign. - Siege of Doway. - Siege of Bethune. - A sad misfortune to six Scotch officers. - Sieges of Aire andSt. Venant. - Terrible story of the Jesuits at Tournay. Book 2 He goes int o the Russian service, a captain. - Overtakes general Bruce at Pruss-Holland. - A curious story of a man at Elbing. - They arrive at Jaweross, where the Czar is privately married. - General Bruce's rank and honours. - Accountof the Russian army. - Their numbers and cloathing. - Expedition against t he Turks. - Council of war at the Neister. Prince Constanure joins them without any troops. - A swarm of locusts. - The Turks appear. - The Russians form on the river Pruth. - Engage the Turks three days. - The czarina saves the whole army and prince Canamire. - The king of Sweden upbraids the grandvizier. - The Russians return. - Colonel Pitt's lady and daughter carried off by the Tartars. - The grand seignior approves the treaty. - Captain Bruce sent express to Constantinople. - Description of that city. - Its mosques. - Accommodations for strangers. - Strength. - The seraglio. - Scutari, afine view. - The port and harbour. - Suburbs. - Arsenal. - Air and climate . - The Turks contrasted. - Domestic Accommodations. - Internal government of the country. - Religion. - Worship. - The plague. - Their games. - Diet.- Rest. - Exercise of their youth. - Dress of their ladies. - Ointment of Pilo. - Their predominint interest. - Matrimonial privilege. - Concubine marriage. - Policy of their religion. - Severities on the amorous stranger. -Their laws of debt. - In criminal cases. - Their punishments. - The channe l of the captain's information. - New difficulties to the Treaty at the Pruth. - Change of ministry. - A fresh treaty. - Fresh interruption to the peace. - Against which the czar remonstrates. - Ministry again changed. - The Russian ambassador, etc. sent to the Seven Towers. - Mighty preparations for war, which end against the king of Sweden at Bender. - Reflexions. Book 3Marriage of the czarowitz. - The czar's celebration of his old wedding. - General Baur's discovery of himself to his friends and brother officers. - The empress Catherine's descent and rise. - Prince Menzikof's rise, and theczar's narrow escape from poison. - Expedition against the Swedes. - Descr iption of the city of Moscow. - An ambassador from Persia; a great fire in Moscow. - A young physician burnt by the clergy, who are therefore deprivedof the power of life and death, and holidays and convents abridged. - Mann ers of the gentry. - Description of the women. - Entertainments of the common people. - Marriage. - The princess Natalia's humorous fancy in the marriage of the dwarfs. - Three women punished for drowning their husbands. - The punishment of the knout. - The czar's birth and marriage. - A virtuous young lady. - Muscovite robberies and murders. - The czar's danger by them. -Remarkable murder of Swedish officers by Jews. - Suppression of the Robber s. - Seat of empire changed from Moscow to Petersburgh. - A description of the czarowitz's person and manners. - Ridiculous custom in burying. - Theirimages. - Their baths. - Manner of travelling. - Religious fasis. Book 4 C ity of Novogorod. - The Sterlit fib. - Marshal Zeremetof's military mistakes. - The readiest method to get out of the Russian service. - The city of Petersburgh. - The czar's usual table. - His entertainments. - His present of boats to different ranks, and its good design. - An ambassador from Usbeck Tartary. - A naval excursion for his entertainment. - Cronstadt and Cronelet. - Oramanbaum, Petersboff, and Catharinhoff. - The grand dutchess born,and the prince's behaviour on the occasion. - His disrespect to the czar. - Naval expedition, in which the czar was rear admiral. - His gallant action with Ehrenshield. - He takes Aland. - His triumphal entry at Petersburgh.- Promoted to vice-admiral. - He complimnts Ehrenshield's bravery. - His s peech to the senate. - His resentment of the czarowitz's disrespect. - He institutes frequent social assemblies and a royal academy. - Court-martial on Admiral Kruys. - The order of St. Catherine. - Confusions in the revenue,and the consequent distress. - Many delinquents punished. - Fiscals appoin ted. - The czar's public entertainments. - Mr Slitter's perpetuum mobile. -The old Findlander. - Hard frost at Petersburgh. - Experiements on bears. - Method of killing them. Book 5 Descent upon Sweden. - Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess, his mother. - The birth of Peter Petrowitz, son to the emperor. - A carnaval. - The czar's double eagle. - The czar's attention to improve his capital and country. - His militaryrewards and punisbents. - Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prussia. - A horrid murder at Riga. - Contributions on Dantzig. - His scheme in taking Weismar. - Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen. - The combined fleets. - The Danes alarmed. - Resufe subsistence to the troops. - A conference with the king of Denmark in his capital, with its consequences. - The story of leutenant general Bohn. - Oppressive scheme of the Duke of Mecklenburg. - The distress of his people. - The czarowitz dissapears. - The captain refused leave to quit the Russian service. - The czar'sreturn from Paris. - The return of his army to Petersburgh. - Desorders in his absence redressed. - Attempt to discover a north passage to India. - T he fatal expedition of prince Beckwitz. - A new regulation at Petersburgh, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book 6 Return of the czarowitz from Moscow, and his esclusion from the succession. - His accomplices. - The prince, Mary concerned in it. - The trials of the czarowitz at Petersburgh. - His death and character. - The Swedish field-marshall Rheinshield's return home.- Negotiation at Aland, for peace with Sweden, renewed. - King of Sweden's death. - The death of baron Gortz. - The fiscal's information against the grandees for misdemeanours, and their trial. - Prince Gagaren's unaccountable behaviour. - More of the czarowitz's confererates. - Death of prince Peter Oetrowitz. - Prince Peter Alexowitz made a seargeant, taught his exercise, and made ensign. - Negotiations for peace renewed, but fruitless. - The czar resolves to command it. - Memorable descent on Sweden. - The British fleet come too late. - The czar disgusted with Britain. - The Jesuits banished. - The czar seized with a fit at Revil. - General Weyde's illness, and the czar's concern for him. - Affairs of Sweden. - Marshal Weyde's death. - Ill treatment of his family. - His funeral. - The czar reproves Menzikoff. - Captain Bruce's inffectual attempt to quit the Russian service. - The newking of Sweden notifies his accession. - A second invasion. - The Swedes a ttack our fleet with loss. - The czar receives the duke of Holstein into his protection. - Court martial on lieutenant colonel Graves. A curious lawsuit between two brothers at Reval. - Fresh preparations against Sweden. - Proposals on their part, for a cessation of hostilities, rejected. - A third descent on Sweden, which obliged them to sign the preliminaries, and a child remarkdly preserves. - The fleet arrive at Petersburgh. - The czar honoured by his senate with the title of Peter the Great, &c. - A wise reformation in the benefits of the law. - The captain again refused leave to quit. - Triumphal entry into Moscow. - A proclamation and oath regarding the succession. Book 7 The reason for the Persian expedition. - Embark on the river Moscow. - Nismi Novogorod. - Embark on the gallies. - The Ceremiss Tartars. - Casan Tartars. - Manner of fishing in the Wolga. - Kinds of Fish. - Alabaster quarry. - Bulgarian Tartars, and the Maiden-Hill. - Kalmuch Tartars. -Astrachan. - Nagayan Tartars. - Short account of the Tartars in general. - The Nagayan Tartars manner of life. - Desarts near Astrachan rich with sal t. - Fruits at Astrachan. - The Banyan woman's burning herself at her husband's death. - The inhabitants of India. The Banyans. Book 8 Army embark at Astrachan, 18th of July. - Variety of wild fowl on the little islands. - Terki, the capital city of Circassia. - Herring in the Caspian. - Voyage to Bustrow. - General Waterang's account from the province of Andreof. - Circassia, and its inhabitants, their manners, religion, &c. - Continuation of the voyage, and view of mount Caucasus, &c. - The army land at Agrechan. - March into Asia. - Kindness of the Dagastan Tartars. - The army pass the river Sulack. - General Wateraang joins the army. - Embarrassed on their march,a severe punishment of the officers of the guards. - Arrive at Tarku, with a description of the Dagestan Tartars. - Interview with the ladies. - The Dagastan ladies wait on the empress. - Erect a monument at Tarku, and marchfor Derbent through a fine country. - Sultan Udenack's cruelty, and its co nsequences. - Twenty desperate Tartars. - A beautiful Tartar youth slain. -Undaunted resolution of the priest. - Arrive at Derbent. - Description of the city. - Remarkable Tombs. - Alexander and Malkehatura. - Jackalls and sand hares. - Suchary bread. - Two express and one ambassador arrive at the army. - A Turkish ambassador obliges the emperor to return. - Occasion of the troubles in Persia. - The army return. - Cold nights. - Dangerous and harrassing march. - The new town of Swetago-Kerst. - Fort at the river Nitzi destroyed, and revenged. - The army re-imbark at Agrecham. - The provisionsfor the captain's galley lost; a starving voyage. - Arrive at Astrachan th e 15th of October. Book 9 Progress up the Wolga to Czaritza. - The Gost there. - A short history of the Cossacks. - Stephen Ratzin's Rebellion. - Ordered to survey the Caspian Sea, on which he proceeds to Taik and Yembo. - Island of Kula, and Turkistan Tartars. - Gulf of Iskander. - River Oxus and the Usbeck Tartars. - The Gulf of Carabuga. - River Darta. - River Ossa. - Gulf of Astrabat. - Provinces of Terebat and Massenderan. - Gulf of Sinfili and City of Resbt. - Difficult path of the Pyles. - The Rivers Ardeschin and Linkeran, and the famous naphtha oil-pits. - The River Cyrus, or Kur. - The city of Baky. - City of Shamachie. - City of Derbent. - The river Sulack. - Gulf of Agrechan, Island of Trentzeni and city of Terki. - General description of the Caspian Sea. - Watch tower on John's Island. - General Matuskin's marriage to the window in tears. - Contest among the Kalmucks, and expedition against them. - Description of their kibbets. - A battle with the Kalmucks. - Some odd Customs among them. - The Baranetz, or Lambskin. - Returns for Moscow up the Wolga. - A narrow escape from the ice. - Proceed by land. - A cruel robbery in the woods. - A remarkable discovery of a town, with an account of it. - A wild girl taken in the wood. - Arrival at Moscow.Book 10 The Duke of Holstein. - The fall of baron Shasirof. - The captain endeavours to get his discharge. - A dignified troop of chevaliers. - A description of the cathedral. - Procession to the coronation of the empress. -Corenation ceremony. - Procession to the church of St. Michael. - Processi on to the church of the Resurrection. - Dinner in the hall of solemnities. - New mode of promotion. - The captain obtains his furlough. - The captain leaves Moscow. - A Swedish colonel at Riga suspected of having shot Charlesthe XIIth of Sweden. - The captain embarks for Scotland. - Puts into Erdho lm, a Danish harbour and fort. - Description of the harbour. - Departs for Elsingohr. - Driven into Marstr and dismasted. - Quarrel between Carnegie and his mate. - He arrives in Scotland. Book 11 The captain sent engineer tofortify Providence, and goes out in the Rose man of war. - Arrives at the island of Madeira. - Waits on the Portuguese governor. - Description of theisland. - A hard passage to Carolina. - Misses a fine prize. - A violent s torm. - The fortifications at Charlestown. - Arrives at Providence. The ruinous condition of fort Nassau. - Short history of the Bahama islands. - Theoppresive practices of governor Fitzwilliam. - Governor Tinker succeeds hi m. - Short account of that gentleman. - The captain prevails on the inhabitants to carry materials for building fort Montague. - Nature of the stone. - and mastich wood. - Description of fort Montaque. - The governor's letterabout it. - A quarrel with lieutenant Stewart. - The captain confined. - a nd set at liberty. Book 12 The treatment of two privateers and their owners. - Letter from Lieutenant Moone. - Letter from a friend. - Letter from lieutenant Dromgole. - Division of the quick silver. - The captain applies again to the assembly to bring the materials. - The Assembly withdraw the governors salary. - Letter from lieutenant Moone. - Another from Charlestown. -Letter from governor Glen. - Produce of the Bahama Islands, and the adjace nt sea. - Observations on St. Salvador and the Bimini islands. - The inhabitants of Providence. - Description of Fort Nassau. - Cost of both forts. - The captain leave Providence. - Arrives at Charlestown. - A visit from a Cherokee kings. Captain Frankland's rich prize. - A short description of Carolina. - The captain sails for England. - Arrives at London. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00

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55 BUCKLAND, Sean. Annapolis Valley Tastes : Recipes from the Valley's Best Restaurants.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9781551097039 
BUCKLAND, Sean. Annapolis Valley Tastes : Recipes from the Valley's Best Restaurants. Photographs by Colleen Dagnall and Bob Federer. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (2009). First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-81,(1). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated card covers. Very good. 12.00

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56 BUDGELL, Anne MUNDY, Barbara GROVE, Barbara Mundy Dear Everybody : A Woman's Journey from Park Avenue to a Labrador Trapline.First Edition
Boulder Publications, Portugal Cove-St Philip's, NF, 2013, ISBN:192709917X 
BUDGELL, Anne. Dear Everybody : A Woman's Journey from Park Avenue to a Labrador Trapline. (Portugal Cove - St. Philip's, NF) : Boulder Publications, (2013). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),19-319,(1) + 12-page central section of b&w photos. Maps in text. 8vo, white photo-illustrated cardcovers. "In 1944, Manhattan socialite Barbara Mundy travelled to tiny North West River, Labrador, to volunteer with the Grenfell Mission. She didn't expect to feel so at home in the wilds of Labrador, more than she ever had in New York's high society. She discovered a love for hunting, canoeing, and camping—and for fur trapper Russell Groves. During her first two years in North West River, Barbara wrote detailed carbon-copied letters to 'Everybody.' Anne Budgell uses these letters, as well as a diary Barbara kept during the two winters she spent on the trapline with her husband, to tell her remarkable story. 'Dear Everybody' takes readers to a remote place and time, through the eyes of a born adventurer." - from the rear cover. Chapters : 1. The Unbeaten Path; 2. Sugar Barons and Railroad Kings; 3. The Farthest North Enterprise of Mercy; 4. St. Anthony Wopess 1935; 5. Thousand Nine, Park Avenue; 6. Down on the Labrador; 7. Airport in a Berry Patch; 8. Downalong and Upalong; 9. A Real Life ... With Joy; 10. This Could Be My Home; 11. The SilverHighway [Grand River]; 12. Labrador Bride-to-Be; 13. Life Begins at 37; 14 . Indians for Neighbours; 15. I Wish This Winter Would Never End; 16. Down River to Home; Epilogue. With notes and bibliography. Very good. 12.50

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57 BURCKHARDT, Titus. Moorish Culture in Spain. First American Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1972, ISBN:007008923X 
BURCKHARDT, Titus. Moorish Culture in Spain. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1972). First Printing. Pp (6),7-219,(1),(8) + colour frontispiece. Other plates included in the pagination. Large 8vo, brown cloth, white lettering to spine. “This is a unique study of the spirit and radiance of the eight hundred years of Muslim dominance of Southern Spain, from the time of the invasion of the Iberian peninsula in 711 until the Renaissance. It examines the manner of life and the achievements in architecture, poetry, philosophy, religion, and music that developed in Andalusia, the center of the North African Arab empire on the European continent. The Arab contribution to human progress - astronomy, mathematics, cosmology, the variety and magnificent wealth of architecture form - could fully develop in Spain and is a remarkable legacy of a people who entered the land as conquerors, and became peaceful masters. From the establishment of the first misque in Córdova [sic] in 1785 until the time of their expulsion by the Catholic kings in 1492, the Moors dominated the intellectual life of the area and had a profoundimpact on European civilization which assimilated many of their ideas. Wit h 9 color plates, 81 monochrome plates and over 100 engravings, line drawings, and maps.” - from front dj flap. Chapters : 1. Córdoba; 2. Religion andRaces; 3. The Caliphate; 4. The City; 5. Heaven and Earth; 6. Language and Poetry; 7. Chivalric Lore; 8. Spain in Check; 9. The Philosophical Outlook ; 10. Faith and Science; 11. The Mystics; 12. Toledo; 13. Granada. With ch ronological table, bibliography and index. Very good in slightly sunned dustjacket. 28.00

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58 BURGESS, Barry Hovey Burgess Genealogy, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Branch of the Descendants of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess who came from England in 1630 and settled in Sandwich, Massachusetts
Chas. E. Fitchett, New York , 1941, 
BURGESS, Barry Hovey. Burgess Genealogy, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Branch of the Descendants of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess who came from England in 1630 and settled in Sandwich, Massachusetts. New York : Published by Chas. E. Fitchett, 1941. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-77,(17),+ 20 plates + 2 folding charts.Genealogical Charts. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front boa rd and spine. Light foxing to endpapers, penned name, one plate loose, elsevery good. 100.00

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59 BURNS, J.J. SHAKESPEARE Story of English Kings According to Shakespeare.
D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1899, 
BURNS, J.J. The Story of English Kings According to Shakespeare. New York :D. Appleton and Company, 1899. Pp [i]-xx,1-272,(12), frontis + 23 plates. Index. 8vo, dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : The storyof Richard II. The story of Henry IV. The story of Falstaff. The story of Henry V. The story of Henry VI. The story of Edward IV. The story of Richard III. The story of Henry VIII. Ex-library (bookplate, date stamp, withdrawn stamp), wear to spine ends, edges and corners, front inner hinge shaky, penned name, minor foxing, else good to very good. Signed by the author (dates July 4, 1900). 25.00

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60 BURNS, Thomas S. ` Barbarians within the Gates of Rome : A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, ca. 375-425 A.D.. First Edition in dustjacket
Indiana University Press, Bloomington , 1994, ISBN:0253312884 
BURNS, Thomas S. Barbarians within the Gates of Rome : A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, ca. 375-425 A.D. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxi,(3),1-417,(7). A few maps and illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth spine,blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Thomas Samuel Burns (b . June 7, 1945, Michigan City, Indiana). "At the death of the Emperor Valentinian I in 375, Rome had behind it centuries of dealing with barbarian peoples along its borders. Germanic recruits were serving in virtually all branches of the Roman army, including the officer corps. Soldiers of barbarianorigin were entering into imperial service, sometimes after defeats but mo re often as a standard feature of life along Rome's frontiers. In 425, fifty years later, barbarians were still fighting for?Rome but increasingly under their own kings, whom Rome recognized and supported within the Empire. The interim was one ot the most exciting and chaileng periods in Roman history. As Thomas S. Burns shows in this magisterial study. Roman policy towardthe barbarians barbarians was evolutionary rather than revolutionarv. even though crisis upon crisis befell Rome during this period—the loss of Emper or Valens and his farmy at Adrianople in 378, the massive barbarian crossings of the Rhine at the end of 406, and Alaric's "sack" of Rome in 410. Barbarians serving in the Roman army, like all other Roman soldiers, faced difficult choices as political events buffeted their leaders and threatened their livelihoods. hoods. Honorius, Stilicho, Alaric, Galla Placidia, Constantius III, and Attalus left their imprints upon those years - coloring the fabric of political and spiritual life as much as they affected military affairs. By the close of this half century, new identities had emerged along the frontiers, among them the Visigoths, and the Western Empire — hence Western Civilization - was forever changed." - from the dj. Contents : Preface; Introduction; 1. Valentinian, Valens, and the Battle of Adrianople; 2. Theodosius in Action; 3. Concluding the Gothic Wars;- 4. Barbarians and Civil War; 5. Stilicho's Transalpine Recruitment Areas; 6. Four Generals [ Stilicho, Gainas, Alaric, and Fravitta ]; 7. Alaric and Stilicho: Working Together; 8. The Sack of Rome; 9. The Settlement of 418: Constantine, Constantius, Athaulf, Wallia, and Rome; Conclusion; Emperors and Principal Usurpers, 284-455. Chronological outline. With notes, bibliography and index. Prologue. Part I. Under the Shadow of the Huns: A.D. 448-454. Part II. Ricimer the Barbarian: A.D. 454-472. Part III. The Phoenix Reborn: A.D. 472-476. AppendixI: Principal Characters. Appendix II: Rulers and Germanic Tribes. Appendix III. Roman Place Names. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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