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Author Name:    STANSFORD, Joshua

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.

O'Dea 2971.

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

Price = 350.00 CDN
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