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1 CREWE, Lesley (intro.) CREIGHTON, Helen WEALE, David CROFT, Clary Atlantic Canadian Christmas Reader : Stories & Traditions. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9781551097855 2010 1551097850 / 9781551097855 
CREWE, Lesley (introduction). An Atlantic Canadian Christmas Reader : Stories & Traditions. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2010). First Edition. Pp (4),[1]-172. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers, maroon spine.

An Atlantic Canadian Christmas Reader brings together twenty-nine wonderful stories that illustrate some of the region's unique and time-honoured holiday traditions, from fictional accounts of contemporary family gatherings and feasts to nineteenth-century tales of Christmas at sea. Others describe more modest celebrations, from times when food and money were scarce, and during war years when the only bounty to be found was in the true spirit of the season. With work by well-known regional storytellers like Helen Creighton, Evelyn Richardson, David Weale, Clary Croft, and Bruce Nunn, and an introduction by Cape Breton novelist Lesley Crewe, An Atlantic Canadian Christmas Reader is the perfect way to add a little Christmas cheer to your bookshelf.” - from the back cover.

Arranged in five sections (unnumbered in the book) :

I. Christmas Stories
from A Victorian Nova Scotia Christmas by Molly Simmons;
from The Christmas Pony by Helen McCully and Dorothy Crayder;
"School Christmas Concert" by Frank Ledwell;
"The Man from Noggin Corner" by Norman Creighton;
"The Woman from Bear River" by David Weale; and
"That Christmas in Peace Haven" 1923 by Wilfred Grenfell.

II. Christmas Memories from Christmas with Maud Lewis by Lance Woolaver; "Christmas Time in Labrador" by John Igloliorte; "Santa Claus" and "Christmas 1927" by Elizabeth Goudie; "Early Memories of Christmas" by Jean Halliday MacKay; "Birdupmanship" by Gary Saunders; "Acadian Christmas" by Léonie Comeau Poirier; and "Christmas Tree" by John Payzant.

III. Christmas on the Sea. "Island Christmas Remembered" by Evelyn Richardson; "The First Winter" by Billy Budge; "Machias Seal Island Christmas" by Chris Mills; from Following the Sea by Benjamin Doane; "A Rough Christmas" by Captain Joshua Slocum.

IV. Christmas in Wartime. "Christmas Day 1943" by Herb Peppard; "Italian Christmas 1944" by Felix Leroy Perry; "Algiers - December 1942" by Gwladys M. Rees Aikens; "Christmas Overseas 1942" by A. J. McCarthy; "Christmas Dinner Was Early" by Dr. Arnold Burden and Andrew Safer.

V. Christmas Traditions.
"Sweet Inspirations" by Bruce Nunn; "Christmas" by Marion Robertson;
"First Christmas Tree Lights" by David Goss;
"Christmas, December 25" by Clary Croft;
"Recollections of Christmas Past - Halls Harbour" by Norman Creighton; and
"The Longest Serving Santa" by Bruce Nunn.

Very good. 12.00


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2 CROFT, Clary Celebrate! : The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2002, ISBN:1551094118 1551094118 / 9781551094113 
CROFT, Clary. Celebrate! : The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2002). First Edition. Pp. (6),1-170. Illustrated throughout. Double column. Square 8vo, black illustrated cardcovers, green spine.

A lively account of the holidays and celebrations, old and new, as told by the well-known Nova Scotian folklorist. Arranged chronologically through the year.

This volume 'offers just the inspiration to keep us celebrating day after day, month after month. There is Burns Night in January, when powsowdie and haggis are the standard fare, and Candlemas Day in February, when you should first check to make sure you still have half your winter provisions. Mi-Carême in March is an occasion for ringing bells and banging cudgels, while on Arbor Day in April you may freely hug a tree (or plant one)." - from the rear cover.

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3 ROBERTSON, Marion CROFT, Clary, foreword Chestnut Pipe : Folklore of Shelburne County
Nimbus , Halifax, 1991, ISBN:0921054971 
ROBERTSON, Marion. The Chestnut Pipe: Folklore of Shelburne County. Foreword by Clary Croft. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (1991). Pp. 271. 8vo, brown ill. card covers, brown titles to front and spine. Vg. 18.00

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4 CROFT, Clary Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers : Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. 2nd Printing, paperback
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1996, 
CROFT, Clary. Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers : Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1996). Second Printing. Pp (3),iv-vi,[1]-106. Double column. Illustrated throughout. Square 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers.

"Did you know... there was once a tuna ranch in St. Margaret's Bay? That 'Torpedos' (automobiles) were manufactured in Kentville in 1910? Or that goose grease will cure a cold while saltfish will draw a fever? These are just some of the unusual facts and strange stories that you will find in 'Chocolates, Tattoos and Mayflowers: Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft'.

These entertaining and evocative pieces, including accounts of sea monsters, famous duels and the 'kissing disease,' will appeal to readers interested in Nova Scotia's history and heritage, to quiz and trivia enthusiasts or anyone wanting to know more about the folklore and popular culture of the Maritimes." - from rear.

Foreword by George Jordan (formerly of CBC's Mainstreet programme);

Arranged in six sections:
Food:
Apples
Nova Scotian Folk Foods
Lunenburg County Foods
Chocolate
Tea - the Other Maritime Drink

Trades:
Eelgrass Harvesting
Tuna Fishing
Ice Cutting
Early Barbers and Barber Shops
Chewing Gum and the Spruce Gum Industry

Fashion:
Earrings
Tattoos
Mittens
Pocketbooks
Kilts.

Health:
Spring Tonics
The Common Cold
Tobacco.
Cod Liver Oil
The Kiss.

History:
Early Days of the Automobile in Nova Scotia
The McKay Automobile
Famous Duels Fought in Nova Scotia Early Punishments in Nova Scotia Early Nova Scotian Election Practices. Nova Scotia Originals: Amethysts Mayflowers Nova Scotian Sea Monsters The Origin of the Nova Scotia Tartan Farewell to Nova Scotia.

Very good. 10.00

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5 CROFT, Clary Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers: Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. First Edition, hardcover.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:1551091364 1995 1551091364 / 9781551091365 
CROFT, Clary. Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers : Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1995). First Printing. Pp (3),iv-vi,[1]-106. Double column. Illustrated throughout. Square 8vo, glossy photo-illustrated paper-covered boards.

"Did you know... there was once a tuna ranch in St. Margaret's Bay? That 'Torpedos' (automobiles) were manufactured in Kentville in 1910? Or that goose grease will cure a cold while saltfish will draw a fever? These are just some of the unusual facts and strange stories that you will find in 'Chocolates, Tattoos and Mayflowers: Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft'.

These entertaining and evocative pieces, including accounts of sea monsters, famous duels and the 'kissing disease,' will appeal to readers interested in Nova Scotia's history and heritage, to quiz and trivia enthusiasts or anyone wanting to know more about the folklore and popular culture of the Maritimes." - from rear.

Foreword by George Jordan (formerly of CBC's Mainstreet programme);

Arranged in six sections:

Food:
Apples
Nova Scotian Folk Foods
Lunenburg County Foods
Chocolate
Tea - the Other Maritime Drink

Trades:
Eelgrass Harvesting
Tuna Fishing
Ice Cutting
Early Barbers and Barber Shops
Chewing Gum and the Spruce Gum Industry

Fashion:
Earrings
Tattoos
Mittens
Pocketbooks
Kilts.

Health:
Spring Tonics
The Common Cold
Tobacco.
Cod Liver Oil
The Kiss.

History:
Early Days of the Automobile in Nova Scotia
The McKay Automobile
Famous Duels Fought in Nova Scotia
Early Punishments in Nova Scotia Early Nova Scotian Election Practices.

Nova Scotia Originals:
Amethysts
Mayflowers
Nova Scotian Sea Monsters
The Origin of the Nova Scotia Tartan
Farewell to Nova Scotia.

Very good. 15.00

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6 CROFT, Clary Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers: Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. Hardcover Edition, signed.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:1551091364 
CROFT, Clary. Chocolates, Tattoos & Mayflowers : Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1995). Pp (3),iv-vi,[1]-106. Illustrated. Sq 8vo, glossy paper covered boards. "Did you know... there was once a tuna ranch in St. Margaret's Bay? That 'Torpedos' (automobiles) were manufactured in Kentville in 1910? Or that goose grease will cure acold while saltfish will draw a fever? These are just some of the unusual facts and strange stories that you will find in 'Chocolates, Tattoos and Mayflowers: Mainstreet Memorabilia from Clary Croft'. These entertaining and evocative pieces, including acounts of sea monsters, famous duels and the 'kissing disease,' will appeal to readers interested in Nova Scotia's history and heritage, to quiz and trivia enthusiasts or anyone wanting to know more about the folklore and popular culture of the maritimes." - from rear. Fine. Signed and inscribed by Croft on the title page. 12.50

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7 HOGG, Elaine Ingalls, (ed.). NUNN, Bruce. POWNING, Beth. CROFT, Clary. Christmas in the Maritimes : A Treasury of Stories and Memories. First Edition.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2006, ISBN:1551095947 2006 1551095947 / 9781551095943 
HOGG, Elaine Ingalls, (ed.). Christmas in the Maritimes : A Treasury of Stories and Memories. [Rear cover adds: With stories from: Beth Powning, Lesley Crewe, Bruce Nunn, Clary Croft, and more!]. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2006). First Printing. Pp. [i]-vi,1-152,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red card covers with elliptical porthole to front cover.

"Whether inspired by distant memories or more recent celebrations, each story in this heartwarming collection speaks of the significance of the Christmas season, the importance of being with family, and the distances Maritimers are prepared to travel to get home for the holidays. With favourite Yuletide memories from Maritimers young and old, at home and away, 'Christmas in the Maritimes' offers a humorous and heartfelt look at the special season." - from the rear cover.

With selections from
Joyce Gero,
Tom Sheppard,
Deirdre Kessler,
Clary Croft,
Monica Graham,
Elaine Ingalls Hogg,
Sandra Boutquin,
Devonna Edwards,
Ruth Edgett,
Clarice Poirier, Gillian,
Christine Lovelace,
David G. Jones,
David Divine,
Harry Chapman,
Harvey Sawler,
Beth Powning,
Christina Flemming,
Alan Syliboy,
Laura Best,
Joleen Gordon,
Roger Cyr,
Joan Dawson,
Darlene Lawson,
David Betts,
Jamie Bradley,
Bruce Nunn,
David Goss,
Gary L. Saunders,
Audrey Straight,
Charles Thopmson,
Loretta Mackinnon,
Mildred Gregory,
Donna Buckley,
John Payzant,
Sean Flinn,
Anne-Marie Caissie,
Budge Wilson,
Deborah Graham,
Kelly Douglas,
Blake Maybank,
Len Wagg,
Patricia Anne Elford,
Lesley Crewe,
Anne Cormier,
Evelyn Nolan,
Jennifer Kent, and
Cindy Etter-Turnbull.

Very good. 9.00

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8 CROFT, Clary CREIGHTON, Helen Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore. card covers
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:1551092891 1999 1551092891 / 9781551092898 
CROFT, Clary. Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1999). First Printing. Pp (6),1-297,(1). With 60 b&w photos as well as a few other illustrations including a small sketch portrait by Robert 'Bob' Chambers on p.25. 8vo, art-illustrated card covers featuring a colour portrait by Gilliam McCulloch.

Mary Helen Creighton, CM (b. September 5, 1899, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia -d. December 12, 1989, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) was a prominent Canadian folklorist.

"Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth centry and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retreiving the stories, songs, and legends that have shaped the culture and the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protégé and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric of Canadian folklore, and a fascinating glimpse into the social mores of her time.

Painstakingly researched, with excerpts from Dr. Creighton's personal diaries and correspondence, Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore reveals the complexities of a woman whose life's work brought her fame, respect and sometimes censure." -from the rear cover.

With notes, bibliography and index.

Very good. 15.00

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9 CROFT, Clary CREIGHTON, Helen Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore. First Edition, Signed
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:1551092891 1999 1551092891 / 9781551092898 
CROFT, Clary. Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1999). First Printing. Pp (6),1-297,(1). With 60 b&w photos as well as a few other illustrations including a small sketch portrait by Robert 'Bob' Chambers on p.25. 8vo, art-illustrated card covers featuring a colour portrait by Gilliam McCulloch.

Mary Helen Creighton, CM (b. September 5, 1899, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia -d. December 12, 1989, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) was a prominent Canadian folklorist.

"Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth centry and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retreiving the stories, songs, and legends that have shaped the culture and the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protégé and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric of Canadian folklore, and a fascinating glimpse into the social mores of her time.

Painstakingly researched, with excerpts from Dr. Creighton's personal diaries and correspondence, Helen Creighton : Canada's First Lady of Folklore reveals the complexities of a woman whose life's work brought her fame, respect and sometimes censure." -from the rear cover.

With notes, bibliography and index.

Very good. Signed, without inscription, by Croft. 17.50

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10 CREIGHTON, Helen) PERRON, Pierre POTTIE, Kaye Dimock CROFT, Clary Maritime Folk Songs : A Tribute to Dr. Helen Creighton
Canaadian Authors Association, Halifax, 1987, 
(CREIGHTON, Helen). Maritime Folk Songs : A Tribute to Dr. Helen Creighton,Honorary President, Canadaian Authors Association. Dartmouth Choral Societ y, Pierre Perron, Director. Guest Artists : Kaye Dimock Pottie, Soprano, Clary Croft, Folksinger. Accompanist : Barbara Butler. Thursday, June 25, 1987 7:30 p.m. 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Authors Association, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pp (8) including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. The programme for the event. Very good. 15.00

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11 CROFT, Clary Maritimer's Miscellany : Fascinating Facts About Nova Scotia, New Brunswick& Prince Edward Island. pbk.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:9781551096322 
CROFT, Clary. A Maritimer's Miscellany : Fascinating Facts About Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island . (Halifax): Nimbus, (2007). Pp. (4),v-ix,(1),1-165,(1). Illustrated with sketches. 8vo, illustrated beige card covers. "Find out why Halifax was called a 'hot southern town' during theAmerican Civil War; which New Brunswick city is home to Canada's steepest street; which Maritime town has been voted the most liveable in the world -- and much more." - from the rear cover. Vg. 10.00

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12 CROFT, Clary Nova Scotia Moments. Paperback Edition.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:1551094967 
CROFT, Clary. Nova Scotia Moments. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (2004). First Printing. Pp. [i]-v,(1),1-114. Illustrated. Double column. Square 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A collection of miscellaneous anecdotes of Nova Scotiana. "'Nova Scotia Moments' overflows with stories of radicals, rogues, inventors, and ordinary folk, displaying Clary's knack for discovering the best of Nova Scotian trivia that is never trivial. Full of wit and whimsy, 'Nova Scotia Moments' is an engaging celebration of the lively mosaic of people, traditions, and off-the-wall facts that define this proud Maritime province." - from the rear cover. Very good. Due to its small size,shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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13 Cities : Halifax-Dartmouth's Magazine, Volume 3, Number 6, October 1989 CARLSON, Tim KIMBER, Stephen. CROFT, Clary Other Africville. An article in Cities : Halifax-Dartmouth's Magazine, Volume 3, Number 6, October 1989
MariMedia Associates Ltd., Armdale, 1989, 
(Africville). “The Other Africville.” An article in Cities : Halifax-Dartmouth's Magazine, Volume 3, Number 6, October 1989, pp 19-23. (Armdale : MariMedia Associates Ltd., 1989). Pp [1]-44. Illustrated. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated stapled wrappers. “Twenty years after the last residents were relocated, the people of Africville say their community still lives. A major new exhibition aims to prove it.” Other articles : “Philosophy in Action” (by Tim Carlson, pp 24-27); “Cups of Tea” [on folklorist Clary Croft, pp 28-31); “Fish Story” (by Stephen Kimber, p. 44); and more. Spine browned, else very good. 8.00

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14 CROFT, Clary Witchcraft : Tales, Beliefs, and Superstitions from the Maritimes. pbk.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9781551097862 
CROFT, Clary. Witchcraft : Tales, Beliefs, and Superstitions from the Maritimes. (Halifax): Nimbus, (2010). Pp. (6),1-169,(1). 8vo, illustrated red card covers. "In 'Witchcraft', folklorist Clary Croft explores the many examples of witchcraft identified in the Maritiems and explains their cultural origins -- Scottis, Mi'kmaq, Acadian, German, among others. He finds examples of spells, charms, and superstitions involving everything from animal horns and blood to salt and mmilk. Croft also traces witchcraft's more official history from the Maritimes' first witch trial in 1684 -- the trial of Jean Campagna -- followed by others throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth, andtwentieth centuries." - from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00

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