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Author Name:    ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

Title:   Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition

Publisher:    Toronto, 1981, 1981

Seller ID:   66722

ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the dustjacket adds adds subtitle: " Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand "]. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, 1981. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. Shipwreck map end-papers.
Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall.
An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Super intendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list ofwrecks on the island.

Contents:
Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800).
1. A Dreamer's Return;
2. Haughtboyes and Horrors;
3. Early Ghosts and Visitations;
4. Clash and Disaster;
5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Rev erend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's PaleLady {mrs Copeland].

Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900).
8. The Admiral;
9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby];
10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna];
11. Stars in the Ocean;
12. The Governor;
13. Century's End.

Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present).
14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall];
15. Lost Schooners;
16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson];
17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society].

Part Four : The Spirit of Sable.
18. Ponies;
19. Bestiary;
20. Dunes.

Appendices :
A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948;
B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ;
C. The Status of Sable.
With bibliography and index of people and ships.

Very good. Lacking dust jacket. 15.00


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