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1 KITZ, Janet. COBB, Andrew). Andrew Cobb : Architect and Artist. First Edition, Signed.
Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, NS, 2014, ISBN:9781771081238 2014 1771081236 / 9781771081238 
KITZ, Janet. Andrew Cobb : Architect and Artist. (Halifax, NS): Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2014). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-136. Illustrated with 142 photos and reproductions. Oblong 8vo (240 x 178 mm), photo-illustrated card covers with blue spine, French flaps, with white lettering to spine.

Janet F. Kitz (b. 1930).

"Andrew Cobb (1876-1943) is synonymous with early twentieth-century architecture in Atlantic Canada. Founder of the Nova Scotia Architectural Association, Cobb designed some of the region's most renowned landmarks, including Kings College and the Dingle Memorial Tower in Halifax, Mount Allison University's Memorial Library in New Brunswick, and the townsite of the Newfoundland Power and Paper Company in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. With many of his buildings still standing strong as they approach their centenary, the legacy of Andrew Cobb continues today. More than half a century after Cobb's death, author Janet Kitz provides a detailed visual biography of the man behind the buildings, accented with over one hundred modern and archival photographs." - from the front flap.

Foreword by Syd Dumaresq.
Biographical sketch by Graeme F. Duffus.
1. The Early Days;
2. Wolfville and Student Life;
3. École des Beaux-Arts and Europe;
4. Cobb's Career in Halifax;
5. The First World War and the Halifax Explosion;
6. Postwar Boom;
7. Corner Brook, Newfoundland;
8. Return to Bedford;
9. A New Home and New Honours;
10. The Second World War and an Untimely End.
Appendix : List of Buildings.
With index.

Very good. Signed "with very best wishes" by Kitz on the title page. 20.00

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2 MORRISON, James H. (ed.) KITZ, Janet KNOCKWOOD, Isabelle MERRILL, Helen Vaughan Canadian Oral History Association / Societe canadienne d'histoire orale, Journal, Vol. 12, 1992
Department of History, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1992, 
MORRISON, James H. (ed.). Canadian Oral History Association / Societe canadienne d'histoire orale, Journal, Vol. 12, 1992. (Halifax, Nova Scotia : Department of History, Saint Mary's University, 1992). Pp 1-48. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated pale grey stapled card covers, lettered in black. Contents : The Halitax nxpiosion, December 6,1917 (by Janet Kitz, pp 5-11); Ethics: Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects / Deontologie: Code deontologique de la rechercne utiiisant des sujets humains (by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada); Legal Issues Regarding Oral Histories (by Jill Jarvis-Tonus); Political Volatility and Historical Accounts: Tiptoeing through Contested Ground (by Coleman Romalis); The Development of Community-Based Cultureral Research and Management Programs: TheCanadian Park Service Experience in the orthwest (by David Neufeld); When Cultures Meet: Preserving Oral Traditions in Western Province, Solomon lslands (by 'Barbara Riley); plus book reviews including : Isabelle Knockwood, with Gillian Thomas. Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'knaw Childrenat the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Review by M argaret Harry (pp 44-45). Very good. 20.00

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3 ERICKSON, Paul A. COLLINS, Louis W. KITZ, Janet F. PUNCH, Terrence M. Halifax's North End : An Anthropologist Looks at the City. Second Printing
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1987, ISBN:0889993262 
ERICKSON, Paul A. Halifax's North End : An Anthropologist Looks at the City. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (October 1987). Second Printing.Pp (3),4-128. Illustrated, including 27 b&w photos. 8vo, white card covers . "[...] an historical sketch of a major section of Nova Scotia's largest city. Both in war and peace the North End has played a vigorous and vital part. The importance of forts and the naval presence, housing and industry, the momentous explosion and the unique community of Africville, and many other topics show the distinctive nature of this area. 29 illustrations, ranging from 1786 to 1986, add to the interest of this informative volume. Five 'cameo' accounts by North End residents give special flavor and insight to the concluding section of the book.." - rear cover. Erickson's main text: Preface; Halifax's North End; Old North Suburbs; Dockyard (pp.17-24); Forts;Expansion North; Promise of Industry; Death and Reconstruction; Africville Saga (pp.64-73); Urban Renewal. With extensive end-notes. Supplements: "Th e North End as a State of Mind" by Terrence M. Punch (pp.99-103); "Navy in the North End" by Marilyn Gurney Smith (pp.104-107); "Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower" by Janet F. Kitz (pp.108-114); "Brunswick Street - After Two Decades" by Louis W. Collins (pp.115-118); "Digging the North End" by Dawn T. Mitchell (pp.123-128). Also a section entitled "Africville Remembered" (pp.119-122): "On September 13, 1986, the Black Cultural Centre gatheredtogether a small group of former residents of Africville. The Centre wante d to compile an oral history of their community. Here, in their own exact words, some of the participants remember fondly what it was like to grow up in Africville a half century ago." Contributions by Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Mrs.Elsie Desmond, Mrs. Jessica Kane, Mrs. Eletha Mantley, Mrs. Matilda Newman , and Mrs. Ronald Howe. Top of spine nicked, some spine creasing, else verygood. 11.00

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4 WATTS, Heather and Michele RAYMOND. KITZ, Janet (preface). Halifax's Northwest Arm. First Edition.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2003, ISBN:0887806066 
WATTS, Heather and Michèle RAYMOND. Halifax's Northwest Arm. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2003). First Printing. Pp. [1]-72. Double column. Square 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covered boards with maroon cloth spine, with silver lettering. Contents: I. Early Settlement on the Northwest Arm: Defending the Town; Melville Island Prison; The Western Shore; Mills; The Penitentiary. II. Country Estates: Studley; Belmont and Winwick; Oaklands; The Bower; Bircham, Bloomingdale and Fairfield; Maplewood; Emscote; Thornvale. III. Parks and Pleasures: Tourist Hotels; Illuminations; Fleming's Legacy; Churches on the Arm; Melville Cove; Downs' Zoological Gardens;Boating, Swimming and Skating; The Waegwoltic Club; Saraguay Club. Very go od. 20.00

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5 KITZ, Janet CASTLE, Gary. Point Pleasant Park : An Illustrated History. First Edition, Signed by both
Pleasant Point Publishing, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:0968630804 
KITZ, Janet and Gary CASTLE. Point Pleasant Park : An Illustrated History. (Halifax, NS) : Pleasant Point Publishing, (1999). Pp (8),9-173,(3). First Edition. Double column. Illustrated throughout with b&w and colour photos .Large 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers, with black lettering to grey spin e. "Before a park was even considered, citizens were coexisting with the military in their use of the park lands. This book tells of that time, and the fort-building, the founding of the park, the heather and the happenings, the summer houses, the ponds and beaches. The Point Pleasant Commission andits records, personal stories, historical documents are all part of this c olourful history. Janet Kitz and Gary Castle have been independenty focusiing on the Park for years. Janet, former Park Commissioner and the author who made the Halifax Explosion of vivid interest, keeps the reader engrossed.Gary's focus is through his camera lenses. His photographs and reproductio ns evoke and document all the moods of Point Pleasant Park." - from the cover. Preface; Chapters : 1. Pleasant Point and its Fortifications; 2. The Park Lands; 3. The Park's Beginnings; 4. Forts after 1870; 5. Purcell's Ferry(pp.73-84); 6. The Ponds; 7. The Beaches; 8. The Heather; 9. The Point Ple asant Park Commission; 10. Paying the Rent; 11. The Superintendent's Lodge;12. People; 13. Monuments; 14. The Park's Progress; 15. Park Regulars [dog s]. Very good. Signed, without inscription, by both authors. 25.00

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6 KITZ, Janet Shattered City : The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. First Edition in dustjacket, signed
Nimbus, Halifax, 1989, ISBN:0921054114 
KITZ, Janet. Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvii,(5),[3]-212. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to front and spine. "Aboard the Middelahm Castle, anchored off thedry dock, young Jack tappen shoots through the open doorway behind him and right down the corridor. He lands safely on a soft pile of bodies. Everyth ing is pitch black, and he cannot see a thing. The ship is plunging up and down, up and down, from the turbulence of the water. The darkness graduallylifts, and Jack notices he has lost every button on his vest. [...] Jolted awake, Charles Upham, asleep after a nightshift, rushes to his children Mi llicent and Archie, both screaming in pain and fright. The whole harbour side of the house has collapsed, and the stairs are gone, but the oilcloth that covered them is still intact. Mr Upham helps Millicent and Archie slide down the oilcloth, and he leads them to safety, away from the falling timbers and chimney. He runs back to save his wife and three other children, buthis way is blocked by the already raging fire. [...] These incidents occur red in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the morning of December 6th, 1917, when a French munitions ship blew up in the harbour. The Halifax Explosion, as it became know, has gone down in history as one of the worst manmade disasters ever. Indeed, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his colleagues examined the impact of this explosion to estimate the effects of the atom bomb. In 'Shattered City' the stories of survivors are interwoven among the events surrounding the explosion. The book also chronicles the early relief work, therehousing of the survivors, the rehabilitation of the seriously injured, t he pensions, the compensation for lost possessions, and the work of the Halifax Relief Commission over its six decades of existence." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated by Kitz onthe dedication page. 60.00

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7 KITZ, Janet Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. 8th, card covers
Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 2002, ISBN:0921054300 
KITZ, Janet. Shattered City : The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (2002). Eight Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xvii,(5),[3]-212. Illustrated. 8vo, white card covers. Vg. 12.00

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8 KITZ, Janet. Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. Fifth Printing, paperback.
Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:0921054300 
KITZ, Janet. Shattered City : The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1995). Fifth Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xvii,(5),[3]-212. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. "In December 1917 Halifax was alive with excitement. The streets were filled with troops, and thecity, far removed from the bitter fighting in Europe, was reaping all the advantages of war. On the morning of December 6, however, the bloodshed came to Halifax with a vengeance when a French munitions ship and a Belgian relief vessel collided in the harbour. The munitions vessel drived into the North End and exploded, killing more than sixteen hundred people instantly, wounding more than nine thousand others, and damaging or destroying approximately twelve thousand buildings. The complete devasation covered an area of 325 acres, and hardly a window in the city was left intact. The statistics are astounding enough, but the testimones from survivors are even more astonishing. What followed the explosion was a remarkable feat in restoration. Thousands of Haligonians and Maritimes -- and hundreds of individuals from places as far flung as Boston, Massachusettes, and London, England -- banded together in a massive relief effort. Meanwhile, rumours of German sabotage abounded, even though a lengthy inquiry, a court case, and two appeals determined that the catastrophe had been a result of human error. To this day, in fact, there are those who insist that German spies were responsible for the incident. Janet Kitz's book is the most comprehensive one ever written on the explosion. It encompasses dozens of previously unpublished stoires, photographs, and documents, along with some thought-provoking coverage of the inquiry into the disaster. In the endd, you will be overwhelmed withadmiration for the men and women who endured this accident of history and who rebuilt their broken lives and their shattered city." - from the rear cover. Gift inscription, else very good. 10.00

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