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Author Name:    HALIBURTON, Thomas C.

Title:   Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia, in Two Volumes. Illustrated by a Map of the Province, and Several Engravings. By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq., Barrister at Law, and Member of the Houseof Assembly of Nova Scotia. Halifax

Publisher:    Published for Joseph Howe, Halifax , 1830, 

Seller ID:   90590

HALIBURTON, Thomas C. An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia,in Two Volumes. Illustrated by a Map of the Province, and Several Engravings. By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq., Barrister at Law, and Member of the Houseof Assembly of Nova Scotia. Halifax : Published for Joseph Howe; and sold by C.H. Belcher; Robert Scholey, London; and Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1829. First Edition, Second Impression, Variant [1830? - the Extract is extended to 4 pp. by a further extract dated Jan.1830]. Pp (10),[iii]-viii, 1-340,[i]-viii,(2), folding map frontispiece + 2 plates, [pp 302-303 mispaginated a s 202-203]; (4), 1-456, frontispiece + 3 plates + 3 maps + 3 folding tables[p.164 mispaginated as 152; pp.175-176 mispaginated as 177-178]. 8vo, full brown half calf.

TPL 1542, Morley pp.74-75, Watters p.684, Rhodenizer p.55 8, NSIB 16.

Volume I is the history (in eight chapters with chapter VI beng"A Chronological Table of events connected with and illustrating the History of Nova Scotia, [From 1763 to 1828]" (pp.242-316)).

Map : "A New Map of Nova Scotia Compiled from the Latest Surveys Expressly for the Historical and Statistical Account, 1829". (frontis.).

Plates :
"Plan of the Town of Louisbourg" (opp. p.100);
"Plan ofthe Harbor and Fortifications of Louisbourg" (opp. p.207).

Volume II is the statistics, or more properly, descriptions, of each county and district, with much historical matter. Halifax, Dartmouth, Lawrencetown, & Preston (pp.10-34); District of Pictou (pp.50-60); Cape Breton (pp. 201-262); Sable Island (pp.262-273); Chapter VIII "An Historical Sketch of the Colonial Trade" (pp.377-389); Chapter IX "Of the Objectsof Natural History in Nova Scotia", including geology, minerals and mining (pp.390-453). Tables of distances, population, horned cattle, bushels of potatoes, &c., &c. Maps : "Shubenacadie Canal Line" (fldg, opp. p.28); "Proposed Canal from Bay Vert Cumberland Bason" (opp. p.73); "Proposed Canal from St.Peter's Bay to Bras d'Or Lake" (opp. p.239). Plates : "View of Halifax from Dartmouth Cove" (frontispiece); " Province House, Halifax, N.S." (opp. p. 17); "View of the Front Stret of Windsor" (opp. p.103); "View of the Port and Part of the Town of Annapolis" (opp. p.159). Three large fldg tables setat p.388 : "Comparative State of the General Trade of the Port of Nova Sco tia, in the Years 1807, 1814, 1821 and 1828" with details of import & exports for the province's ports; "Account of Customs Duties, &c collected for the Year 1828"; "General Account of Payments from the Treasury, for the Year1828"; "Statement of the ParticularTrade of the Port of Nova Scotia, in th e Years 1807, 1814, 1821 and 1828".

Lacking large folding map of Nova Scotia (being the frontis of Vol. I), and the small folding map of the Shubenacadie Canal (Vol. II), Province House plate (Vol. II), and 3 folding tables (Vol. II), lacking three of the four covers, what there is is severely worn,names and other marks to endpapers and an occasional note to text, penned name (?) clipped out from top of both title pages and the printed word “Scotia” cut out from both title pages, piece torn out from pp 207-208 with resulting loss of text, a few stains, foxing and smudging throughout, overall a poor, reading copy only. As is. 450.00


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