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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 , 1829, 1829

Seller ID:   112654

HALIBURTON, Thomas C. An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia,in Two Volumes. [Two Volumes in One]. 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. Pp (2),[iii]-viii ,(4),[1]-340, [i]-viii, folding map frontispiece + 2 plates, [pp 302-303 mispaginated as 202-203]; (2), 1-456,(2), frontispiece + 3 plates + 3 maps + 3 folding tables [p.164 mispaginated as 152]. 8vo, rebound in one full brown calf volume, with original label to spine and new endpapers.

TPL 1542, Morley pp.74-75, Watters p.684, Rhodenizer p.558, NSIB 16.

Volume I is the history (in eight chapters with chapter VI being "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 La test Surveys Expressly for the Historical and Statistical Account, 1829". (frontispiece). Plates : "Plan of the Town of Louisbourg" (opp. p.100); "Plan of the 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 Objects of 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" (folding, opp. p.28); "Proposed Canal from Bay Vert Cumberland Bason" (opp. p.73); "Proposed Canal from St.Peter's Bay to Bras d'OrLake" (opp. p.239).

Plates : "View of Halifax from Dartmouth Cove" (frontispiece);

"Province House, Halifax, N.S." (opp. p.17);

"View of the Front Street of Windsor" (opp. p.103);

"View of the Port and Part of the Town of Annapolis" (opp. p.159).

Three large folding tables set at p.388 :
"Comparative State of the General Trade of the Port of Nova Scotia, 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 Year 1828";

"Statement of the Particular Trade of the Port of Nova Scotia, in the Years 1807, 1814, 1821 and 1828".

Rebound in full brown calf with original spine label and new endpapers, some foxing and smudging, offsetting from plates and maps, else very good, solid. 1,000.00


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