Title:Fifty Years of My Life in Newfoundland. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Publisher:  Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd, Ilfracombe, 1952,
Seller ID: 17437
STANSFORD, Joshua. Fifty Years of My Life [spine and dustjacket add : in Newfoundland]. Ilfracombe : Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., n.d. [1952?]. First Edition. Pp (6),7-216. 8vo, light blue-grey cloth, dark blue lettering to spine.
Contents : 1. My Boyhood; 2. My First Writing a Journal; 3. My Start in Business; 4. Reading the Bible Through; 5. World War Begins; 6. The Grates Cove Seal Hunters; 7. The S.S Beotic's Accident; 8. Good Fishing in the Summer of 1916; 9. The Heaviest Seas for Many Years; 10. A Drifting Punt; 11. My Marriage; 12. Our First Baby; 13. Minnie goes to Hospital; 14. The Healing of Our Baby; 15. Our First Baby Boy; 16. Gales in Trinity Bay [1925, 1926]; 17. Big Seas at Grates Cove; 18. The Burin Earthquake (pp.144-152); 19. The Depression Begins; 20. The Royal Commission on Newfoundland; 21. Walrus Captured at Grates Cove; 22. Invasion by Seals; 23. World War - The Second; 24. The Death of James Harnum of Winterton; 25. The Loss of the Schooner Mollie [December 1944]; 26. My Return to Business; 27. Newfoundland Confederated With Canada.
[Appendices] : General Observations [on the Bible]; General Records [summary numbers of Births, Death, Marriages, ships built, &c in Grates Cove].
Short marginal tear to two leaves (pp.101-2, 107-8), else very good in unclipped publisher's orange dustjacket (with some light spine-sunning and faint staining to the jacket). Signed : "Joshua Stansford / Grates Cove / Oct 9 56" on the half-title page. Rare. 350.00