HALIBURTON, Thomas C.
Title: Historical and Statistical Account of Nova-Scotia. variant. 2 vols.
Publisher:  Howe, 1830, 1830
Seller ID: 30964
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", 1829. First Edition, Second Impression, Variant [1830? - the Extract is extended to 4 pp. by a further extract dated Jan.1830]. Pp (8),[iii]-viii, 1-340, [i]-viii,(4), fldg map frontispiece + 2 plates, [pp 302-303 mispaginated as 202-203]; (6), 1-456,(4), frontispiece + 3 plates + 3 maps, + 3 fldg.plates [p.164 mispaginated as 152; pp.175-176 mispaginated as 177-178]. 8vo, dark brown half calf, black pebbled calf, rebound in later endpapers.
TPL 1542, Morley pp.74-75, Watters p.684, Rhodenizer p.558, NSIB 16.
Volume I 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 to1828]" (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 ofthe Harbor and Fortifications of Louisbourg" (opp. p.207).
Volume II 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 : "Shubenaca die Canal Line" (fldg, opp. p.28); "Proposed Canal from Bay Vert CumberlandBason" (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 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".
Corners and spine worn, outer hinges of Vol.1 cracked, bookplates, names p enned to half-title and title pages of Vol.1, lacking half-title and title pages to Vol.2, lacking large folding map to Vol.1 and Shubenacadie Map, View of Halifax from Dartmouth Cove, and 3 large folding Tables from Vol.2., else vg. As is. 700.00