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Author Name:    ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

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

Publisher:    Formac, Halifax , 1987, 

Seller ID:   25895

ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the cover adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1987. First Paperback Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. 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 Superintendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list of wrecks 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 [Reverend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's Pale Lady {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]. PartFour : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20. Dunes. Appendice s : 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. Small gift inscription, else very good. 15.00


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