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The Ocean World : Being a Description of the Sea and Some of Its Inhabitants, FIGUEIR, Louis WRIGHT, E. Perceval, ed. and rev.
41 FIGUEIR, Louis WRIGHT, E. Perceval, ed. and rev. The Ocean World : Being a Description of the Sea and Some of Its Inhabitants
Cassell, London, 1891, 1891 
FIGUEIR, Louis. The Ocean World : Being a Description of the Sea and Some of Its Inhabitants. Edited and revised by E. Perceval Wright. London : Cassell and Company Limited, 1891. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-656, frontispiece, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated brick-red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, ,

Louis Figuier (b. February 15, 1819 – d. November 8, 1894, Paris) was a French scientist and writer.

A popular high-Victorian review of the physical constituents of the ocean and of its inhabitants.
Very readable, but its great charm lies in the dozens of engravings illustrating the "finny tribes" and their less evident relations.

Rear inner hinge cracked, outer hinges tender, wear and bumping to spine ends, some minor soiling to rear board, name, else very good. 50.00



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England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. First Canadian Edition., FLEMING, Sandford
42 FLEMING, Sandford England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. First Canadian Edition.
Dawson Brothers, Publishers, Montreal, 1884, 1884 
FLEMING, Sandford. England and Canada : A Summer Tour between Old and New Westminster with Historical Notes. Montreal : Dawson Brothers, Publishers, 1884. First Canadian Edition. Printed by Gazette Printing Company, Montreal. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(1),1-449,(1). Index. 8vo, rebound in maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Watters p.960.

Sir Sandford Fleming (b. January 7, 1827, Kirkcaldy, Scotland - d. July 22, 1915, Halifax) was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor, known for proposing worldwide standard time zones, Canada's postage stamp, a huge body of surveying and map making, engineering much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Contents :
1. Introductory.
2. Halifax to Liverpool.
3. England.
4. England (continued).
5. England to Canada.
6. Nova Scotia [pp.102-118].
7. Halifax to Quebec.
8. Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa.
9. Toronto to Lake Superior.
10. Lake Superior to Winnipeg.
11. Winnipeg, Hudson's Bay Company, Lord Selkirk.
12. Winnipeg to Calgary.
13. Calgary to the Summit.
14. Down Kicking-Horse Valley.
15. To the Summit of the Selkirks.
16. Down the Ille-Celle-Waet.
17. Down the Ille-Celle-Waet (continued).
18. Through the Eagle Pass.
19. Kamloops to the Coast.
20. On Pacific Waters.
21. British Columbia.
22. Home by the Northern Pacific.
23. The Indians [pp.380-393].
24. The Canadian Pacific Railway.
25. Conclusion.
With index.

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Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany, FRANKLIN, John)
43 FRANKLIN, John) Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany
W. and R. Chambers, London, 1855, 1855 
(FRANKLIN, John). Travels and Sketches of Scenery From Chambers's Repository and Miscellany. London : W. and R. Chambers, 1855. Sixteen separately paginated travel sketches of 32 pages each. Illustrated. 8vo, full brown calf,gilt emblem of High School of Quebec to the front cover, raised bands to s pine accompanied by decorative blind-stamp between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled.

Contents :
The Rhine;
Irish Tours and Tourists in 1853;
The Search for Sir John Franklin;
A Visit to Belgium; Tour in Auvergne;
Journey from the Gambia to the Red Sea;
A Visit to Holland;
Mont Blanc and Its Glaciers;
A Visit to the Himalaya;
A Visit to Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Herculaneum;
Excursion to the Oregon;
A Visit to Madeira and Teneriffe;
A Visit to Shetland;
African Discovery;
Overland Journey to India;
Life in the Bush, by a Lady.

Spine and edges worn, boards rubbed, tear to top of spine, lacking spine label, presentation bookplate from High School of Quebec for the 2nd English Prize in the 2nd Class for 1858, else good to very good. As is. 150.00



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Sports and Games in the Open. First Edition, FROST, A. B. STOCKTON, Frank R. FROST, A.B.
44 FROST, A. B. STOCKTON, Frank R. FROST, A.B. Sports and Games in the Open. First Edition
Harper & Brothers, New Ýork and London, 1899, 1899 
FROST, A. B. Sports and Games in the Open. Pictured by A..B. Frost. New Ýork and London : Harper & Brothers, 1899. First Edition. Pp (1),1-6,(4),(53) leaves, printed one side only. Folio [11.5 by 16.5 inches, 304 x 434 mm], loose leaves in an illustrated green cloth portfolio, lettered in black.

Phillips, A Bibliography of American Sporting Books p. 130.

Arthur Burdett Frost (b. January 17, 1851, Philadelphia – d. June 22, 1928, Pasadena, California).

Title Page;
Arthur Burdett Frost (by Frank R. Stockton, 6 leaves);
[List of] Illustrations;

Plates (53 leaves plus printed tissue guards):
Portrait of A.B. Frost;
Prairie-Chicken Shooting;
A Prize;
"What Will You Take for Them?";
Calling Wild Turkeys;
Snipe-Shooting;
Snipe-Shooting - a Tight Cartridge;
Quail-Shooting;
Quail-Shooting - Four Barrels and Four Birds;
"I Missed Mine to the Left" /
Ruffed Grouse Shooting - a Shot in the Open;
Ruffed Grouse Shooting - a Clean MIss and His Eye Wiped;
Ruffed Grouse Shooting - an Open Shot;
"Shoot! Shoot, Man! Why Don't You Shoot?";
In Cornfield Stubble / A Snap-Shot at Ruffed Grouse;
"Steady, Now Steady!";
July Woodcock Shooting;
"Oh, Horrors!";
The Tourists;
Well Bunched;
Somebody Blundered;
What Happened;
The Right of Way;
The End of the Coast;
At the First Tee;
The Drive;
The Lost Ball;
"I've Played Thirteen";
Fishing for Striped Bass on the New Jersey Coast;
Salmon Fishing in Canadian Waters;
Watering Deer - Indians Puting Dogs on Trail;
A Tempting Shot;
Spring-Duck Shooting in the West;
Wild-Goose Shooting / Wild Duck Shooting;
Setting Out Decoys - a Chance Shot;
Thanksgiving in the Woods;
Music for the Dance;
Why the Dance Didn't Come Off;
Rabbit Shooting;
Christmas in Camp - the Pudding;
Ice Harvest;
Hunting the Polar Bear;
Moose;
Still-Hunting the Moose;
Rail-Shooting on the Delaware;
"Missed 'Em Agin, by Ginger!";
"I've Dun Forgot de Chillen's Candy!";
Golf;
Mr. Bites and His Hammerless Gun;
Mr. Bites Goes Rail-Shooting;
Mr. Bites Goes Fishing;
Mr. Bites Goes Rabbit Shooting;
Mr. Chubbs's Exploits at the Skating-Rink;
Would-Be Cyclists.

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45 GANONG, W.F. WINKLEY, Henry W. VROOM, J. Bulletin of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick. No. 7
Barnes & Co., Saint John, N.B., 1888, 1888 
(GANONG, W.F.). Bulletin of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick. No. VII. Published by the Society. Saint John, N.B. : Barnes & Co., 1888. Pp [1]-80 + folding plate. 8vo (141 x 215 mm), printed pale green wrappers, plain spine.

William Francis Ganong, M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., (b. February 19, 1864, Carleton, New Brunswick - d. September 7, 1941. Saint John).

Contents :
Annual Address of the President : Historical Sketch of the Natural History Society;

I. The Echinodermata of New Brunswick (by W.F. Ganong, pp 12-68 + folding plate).

II. Molluscs Found in the Oyster Beds of Cocagne, N.B., Bedeque and Summerside, P.E.I. (by Rev. Henry W. Winkley, pp 69-71).

III. Does Our Indigenous Flora Give Evidence of a Recent Change of Climate (by J. Vroom, pp 72-74).

Spine ends chipped, corners clipped, rubbed and browned, hand-written paper label to front cover, else good to very good. 40.00


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46 Genealogy - Maine - USA) LAPHAM, Wm. Berry (ed.) Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society DEAN, John ward (ed.) The Maine Genealogist and Biographer. A Quarterly Journal.. various issues
Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1875, 1875 
((Genealogy - Maine - USA). LAPHAM, Wm. Berry (ed.) The Maine Genealogist and Biographer. A Quarterly Journal. Augusta, Maine : The Maine Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1875. Various paginations. Four plates. 8vo, brown cloth, narrow green bands to spine.

Issues include:
Vol. III, No. 4, June 1878, pp. [129]-162;
Vol. III. No. 3, March 1878, pp. [81]-128;
Vol. III, No. 1, September 1877, pp. [1]-30;
Vol. II, No. 4, June, 1877, [105]-141;
Vol. II, No. 3, March 1877, pp. [73]-104, ;
Vol. II, No. 1, September 1876, pp. [1]-40;
Vol. I, No. 4, June 1876, pp. [97]-132;
Vol. I, No. 2, December 1875, pp. [33]-64;
Vol. I, No. 1, September, 1875, pp. [1]-31.

-bound with-

DEAN, John ward, (ed,). The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. For the Year 1877. A quarterly publication. Boston : New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 1877. Vol. XXXI, pp. (3), iv-vii, (1), [365]-468. One plate (detached).

Hinges broken, spine covering detached and faded to light brown, cloth dampstained, all extremities well worn. As is. 75.00


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Cape Breton Illustrated : Historic, Picturesque and Descriptive.  First Edition., GOW, John M. STUBBERT, James A.
47 GOW, John M. STUBBERT, James A. Cape Breton Illustrated : Historic, Picturesque and Descriptive. First Edition.
William Briggs, Toronto, 1893, 
GOW, John M. Cape Breton Illustrated : Historic, Picturesque and Descriptive. Illustrated by James A. Stubbert. Toronto: William Briggs / Montreal : C.W. Coates / Halifax : S. F. Huestis, 1893. First Edition. Pp. [iii]- iv, (6), [9]-423, (1) + 30 plates, including frontispiece. Oblong 8vo [230 x 185mm], art-illustrated green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front and spine, bevelled edges. John Milne Gow (b. June 16, 1844 - d. 1898). Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 2023; Morley p.86, Watters p.682, Rhodenizer p.83. "The "importance and advantage" of Cape Breton in a military and commercial sense were early recognized by the contending French and English. Its value wasespecially appre- ciated by the former, as it controlled the approach to t heir ancient colony of Canada. They employed all their military and diplomatic skill in its defence and for its retention. But though repeatedly successful in the latter, they ultimately failed in the former. Louisburg, by its strength and commanding position, drew upon it the invidious regard, and at last the vengeance, of the New England colonies. Their expedition against Cape Breton was their first national enterprise, and its result was theirfirst national triumph — and it presaged greater things. There were not wa nting those who saw in the downfall of Louisburg the independence of the American colonies ; and the prospect was neither new nor uninviting to them. It had occupied a place in the consciousness of the New Englanders ever since the Pilgrim Fathers set foot upon Plymouth Rock. The dormant idea of national separation was fanned intc flame before the walls of Louisburg. In this volume it is attempted to account for the American Puritan and for his progenitor, the English Puritan ; to discuss the spirit and the genius of the men before whom the weak tyranny of kings hopelessly f^U. The English andAmerican revolutions were accomplished by men actuated by principles subst antially the same. The ancient town and fortress of Louisburg is described,and the story of both sieges is told in detail. There is a short account o f the colonial struggle between France and England, and of its immediate and remote results — ^the erection of the United States into a separate nationality, and the formation of the nucleus of the Dominion of Canada. There is also inserted a short history of Cape Breton, with a description of its prospective commercial advantages, and a presentation of its attractions as a summer resort. The works to which the writer is indebted in the preparation of this volume are : " Brown's History of Cape Breton," a most valuable and exhaustive work, indicating great research and accuracy, and written ina clear and genial style ; ** Narrative and Critical History of America," Parkman's ''Montcalm and Wolfe," Belknap's ** History of New Hampshire," Hutchinson's *' History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay," Neale's "Accountof the Colonial Wars," Parson's " Life of Pepperell," ** Massachusetts Arc hives," State Documents and Records of Massachusetts, Governor Hutchinson'sDiary, ** Life of Milton," " Life of Oliver Cromwell," General Stewart's * * History of the Highland Regiments," *' History of America," " Eighty Years' Progress in British North America," and others. The history of the development of the English-speaking races in North America is a subject of greatinterest. We know what men are by knowing their history ; thence we can ca lculate future probabilities. As an honest effort in this direction, and anattempt to present the claims of the island of Cape Breton, this volume is respectfully presented to the public." - (Introduction, pp iii-iv). Introd uction Chapters : 1. The English Puritan; 2. The American Puritan; 3. The Briton as an Organizer and a Colonist; 4. The Frenchman as Missionary and Colonist; 5. The Seven Years' War; 6. Description of the Town and Fortress ofLouisbourg (pp.126-159); 7. The New England Invasion of Cape Breton; 8. Th e First Siege of Louisbourg (pp.176-229); 9. The Second of Louisbourg (pp.230-281); 10. The United States; 11. Cape Breton (pp.314-367); 12. The Dominion of Canada; 13. Attractions of Cape Breton for Tourists. Rear hinge juststarting, front board slightly loose, spine ends and corners worn with som e chipping and fraying, lower edges shelf-worn, cloth to spine & boards rubbed, else very good. 300.00

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Correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries 1884-90, Great Britain)
48 Great Britain) Correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries 1884-90
Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, London, 1890, 1890 
(Great Britain). Correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries: 1884-1890. London : Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, 1890. Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-428,+ 2 folding maps. Tall 8vo, blue wrappers.

With the heading : France. No.1 (1890).

O'Dea 933.

[Papers by Command] C.-6044.

- with -

(Great Britain). .Further Correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries: 1890-91.. London : Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, 1891. Pp [i]-iv,[1]-96,(2),+ 1 folding map. Tall 8vo, self-wraps.

With the heading : France. No.2 (1891).

O'Dea 1038.

[Papers by Command] C.-6256.

The first volume has chipping to spine. The second volume has been tape-repaired at spine and chipped edges have been restored with tape. The whole in a custom-built black cloth case, with a ribbon pull-out, and a leather label.

From the collection of Marshall Laird, with his book-plate.

This set was discarded from the Lambeth Palace, and both volumes have a rubber stamp, bearing the royal coat of arms. Set for 1,650.00



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49 Halifax-Public Schools) Report of the Board of School Commissioners for the City of Halifax, for the Year ended 31st October, 1891
T.C. Allen, 1892, 
(Halifax-Public Schools). Report of the Board of School Commissioners for the City of Halifax, for the Year ended 31st October, 1891. Halifax : T.C. Allen & Co., 1892. Pp 176. 8vo, grey-blue cloth. Slightly rubbed, small ink stain to cloth, else very good. 30.00

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New Brunswick and Its Scenery : A Tourists' and Anglers' Guide to the Province of New Brunswick First Edition, HAMILTON, John R. NOTMAN, photos. McCLURE, photos.
50 HAMILTON, John R. NOTMAN, photos. McCLURE, photos. New Brunswick and Its Scenery : A Tourists' and Anglers' Guide to the Province of New Brunswick First Edition
1874, 1874 
HAMILTON, John R. New Brunswick and Its Scenery. A Tourists' and Anglers' Guide to the Province of New Brunswick. Saint John : J. & A. M'Millan, 1874. First Edition. Pp (8), [9]-157, (1),+ 10 plates + colourfolding.map at front. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front.

With 10 tipped in photographs (8 by McClure and 2 by Notman), as follows:
Suspension Bridge & Lunatic Asylum, St. John;
Lily Lake, St. John;
Howe's Lake, near St. John [Notman];
Grand Falls, Nipissiguit River;
Loch Lomond, near St. John;
Green Head, St. John River;
Lawlor's Lake, on the Intercolonial;
Magaguadavic Falls, St.George;
View in St. John Harbour [Notman];
Silver Falls, Little River.

Some wear to spine ends and corners, one inch tear to top of spine, hinges cracked, a few leaves loose, else very good. 500.00


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Poems of Felicia Hemans, HEMANS, Felicia
51 HEMANS, Felicia Poems of Felicia Hemans
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1865, 1865 
HEMANS, Felicia. Poems of Felicia Hemans. A New Edition. Chronologically arranged, with illustrative notes and a selection of contemporary criticisms. Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons, 1865. Pp (2),[i]-xiii,(1),[1]-652,(2),engraved frontispiece + engraved title-page. 8vo, full brown calf, black morocco label to spine, spine ribbed and with gilt decorations, double-rule gilt border to both boards, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, née Browne (b. September 25, 1793, Liverpool, England – d. May 16, 1835, Dublin).

Wear to edges, front outer hinge cracked,light foxing to a few leaves, lengthy 1872 gift inscription to first blank, else a nice copy. 165.00

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Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire, HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery)
52 HIELD, Mary Edgehill School) Relfe Brothers Limited) (bindery) Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire
Cassell and Company, 1896, 1896 
HIELD, Mary. The Land of Temples, or Sketches from Our Indian Empire. London : Cassell and Company, (1896). Fourteenth Thousand Edition. Pp. 212. Illustrated. Frontis. 8vo, full blue leather, gilt emblem of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS to the front, decorative gilt borders to front and rear boards, red calf spine label with gilt titles, raised bands accompanied by highly decorative gilt between the bands, end papers and all edges marbled, gilt dentelles to the edges, in blind dentelles to the inner boards in an attractive floral pattern. Binding by Relfe Brothers Limited, London.

A book for young readers about India, with chapters on the history, geography and people of that country.

A presentation copy to Mary Vroom, a student of Edgehill School, Windsor, NS, awarded for "Holiday Reading" on June 19th, 1900.

Lightest of wear to the spine ends and corners, else a nice copy in very attractive binding. 100.00



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53 HOPE, Ascott R. MURRAY, C.O. Daughter of the Regiment : A Story from my Grandmother's Journal
Sunday School Union, 0, 
HOPE, Ascott R. Daughter of the Regiment : A Story from my Grandmother's Journal; With Nine Illustrations by C.O. Murray. London : Sunday School Union, [ca. 1880]. Pp 148. 8vo, decorated purple cloth. Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff (B. 1846, Scotland - d. 1927, Lewisham, London). Initial leaves (frontispiece, title-page) loose, hinges starting, heavily rubbed and worn at extremities, spine sunned, smudging internally, bookplate, else g. As is. 25.00

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Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm :  An Agricultural Fragment.  Third Edition, HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren
54 HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm : An Agricultural Fragment. Third Edition
Lovell Reeve, London, 1854, 1854 
HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren, Esq. Talpa: or, The Chronicles of a Clay Farm : An Agricultural Fragment. London : Lovell Reeve, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1854. Third Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-viii, [1]-240 + 24-page publisher's catalogue. Including frontispiece. 12mo, limp brown cloth, gilt lettering to front, plain spine.

Chandos Wren-Hoskyns BA, JP, DL (b February 15, 1812 – d, November 28, 1876, Pimlico, London) was an English landowner, agriculturist and author.

First Series :
1. The Waste
2. The Devil-on-Three-Sticks
3. A Practical Beginning
4. A Convert and a Heretic.
5. Combination and Communion
6. Calx — and Recalcitration
7. Earth-Stopping;
8. ‘Truth at the Bottom of a' — Marl-Pit
9. ‘ Fallows and What Follows.
10. Theory and Practice
11. Dissolving Views
12. A Word at Parting.

Second Series :


13. Farm to Let
14. An Application
15. Landlord and Tenant
16. Low Prices and Long Faces.
17. A ‘ Matutinal Hour’.
18. ‘ Talpa Loquitur’
19. The ‘Powers’ That Be.
20. The ‘Plain English’ of It .
21. The Steam-Cultivator.
22. The Subject Continued .
23. Machinery of the Clays.
24. Conclusion.

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55 HOWE, Joseph Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon.Joseph Howe. Edited by William Annand
John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1858, 
HOWE, Joseph. The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon.Joseph Howe. Edited by William Annand. Two Volumes. Boston : John P.Jewett & Company, 1858-59. Pp (4),ix,(1),642,(4); (2),iv,558,(4). 8vo, black pressed cloth. TPL 3821, Watters p.619, Rhodenizer p.164, Vaison p.41, NSIB 19. "The time is rapidly approaching when my voice will no more be heard in council or debate, but I have an abiding faith that long after I have passed away, the rising generation, full of generous impulses and not distracted by the cross-lights which flash around us now, will recognize in those volumes the earnestness and sincerity with which I strove to elevate and improve Nova Scotia." - Howe in an 1872 letter to a friend. "The first edition of Mr.Howe's Speeches and Letters was published toward the end of 1858. That compilation, though nominally the work of another, was, as his contemporaries and relatives assure us, the work of his own hand. He selected the material for the edition,spent six months in the United States overseeing the printing, and after t he books were issued he personally arranged for the sale and distribution."- Chisholm's preface to his 1909 edition. Boards quite rubbed, spine ends chipped, inner hinges tender, tear to pp. 112-119 (emanating from gutter) in volume 1, edgeworn, name. As is. Due to the excess weight of this set, extra shipping charges will likely be necessary on international orders. The set for 120.00

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56 HOWE, Joseph Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon.Joseph Howe. Edited by William Annand
John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1858, 
HOWE, Joseph. The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe. Edited by William Annand. Two Volumes. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1858-59. Pp (4),[i]-ix,(1),[1]-642,(4); (2),[i]-iv,[1]-558,(4). 8vo, brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. TPL 3821, Watters p.619, Rhodenizer p.164, Vaison p.41, NSIB 19. "The time is rapidly approaching when my voice willno more be heard in council or debate, but I have an abiding faith that lo ng after I have passed away, the rising generation, full of generous impulses and not distracted by the cross-lights which flash around us now, will recognize in those volumes the earnestness and sincerity with which I stroveto elevate and improve Nova Scotia." - Howe in an 1872 letter to a friend. "The first edition of Mr. Howe's Speeches and Letters was published toward the end of 1858. That compilation, though nominally the work of another, w as, as his contemporaries and relatives assure us, the work of his own hand. He selected the material for the edition, spent six months in the United States overseeing the printing, and after the books were issued he personally arranged for the sale and distribution." - Chisholm's preface to his 1909 edition. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Spine ends chipped, edges and corners worn, cloth rubbed, lacking ffep to Vol. II, inner hinges cracked, foxing and mould stains to endpapers, contemporary penned name to front endpaper and pencilled name to rear endpaper of Vol. I, “Howe Library Book” bookplate to both volumes, a good, reading copy only. As is. The set for 125.00

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Speech of the Hon. Joseph Howe at the International Commercial Convention at Detroit.  wraps., HOWE, Joseph) Hamilton Spectator.
57 HOWE, Joseph) Hamilton Spectator. Speech of the Hon. Joseph Howe at the International Commercial Convention at Detroit. wraps.
0, 
HOWE, Joseph. Speech of The Hon. Joseph Howe at the International Commercial Convention at Detroit. Delivered on Friday, 14th Instant. (Specially revised by Mr. Howe for the Hamilton Spectator.) No place: : n. publisher., n.d. [1865]. Montreal : M. Longmoore & Co., Printers. Pp 8. 8vo, printed wraps.

One-inch splits to head and tail of spine, else very good. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this slim item. 100.00



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Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock, JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by)
58 JACK, James, F.L.S. (compiled by) Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock
Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, Brothock, 1895, 1895 
JACK, James, F.L.S., (compiled by). Booke of ye Bazaar of ye Auld Kirke of Aberbrothock. Brothock : Presse of Masters Brodie & Salmond, MDCCCXCV [1895]. First Edition. Pp (86). Ilustrated. Numerous Advertisements. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering and crest to front board, spine blank, bevelled edges, all edges gilt.

Arbroath or Aberbrothock (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Bhrothaig is a former royal burgh and the largest town in the council area of Angus in Scotland.

Contents :
Prefatory Note (by James Jack);
Patrons and other Officials;
The Old Church of Arbroath (by Rev. James Thomson);
Restoration of the Church;
A Century of Ministers;
Old Communion Cups and Alms Dishes;
Opening Arrangements;
Entertainments;
No. 1 - Congregational Stall;
No. 2 - Congregational Stall;
No. 3 - Town Council Stall;
No. 4 Stall;
No. 5 Stall;
Refreshment Stall;
Fruit and Flower Stall;
Poems and Literary Sketches By Various Authors :
The Bells of Arbroath (by F.C. Eeles);
A Greeting (by E.E. Dickinson);
Poets of The Auld Kirk (by A.S.C.);
Oor Seat in the Last (by J.B.S.);
The Cauld Water Cure, or, John Tamson's Degrees (by Rantin' Robin);
Behind Bar and Lock (by Deborah);
Bits from Arbroath And Neighbourhood;
Bazaar Book Advertisements.

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The History of a Slave. First Edition, JOHNSTON, H.H.
59 JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. First Edition
Kegan Paul Trench, 1889, 1889 
JOHNSTON, H.H. The History of a Slave. London : Kegan Paul, Trench, 1889. First Edition. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Pp (4),[v]-xii,168 + frontispiece + 46 plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, illustration to front board.

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston GC,MG, KCB (b. June 12, 1858, Kennington Park, London – d. July 31, 1927, Worksop in Nottinghamshire) British explorer who traveled widely in Africa, botanist, artist, linguist and colonial administrator.

A chilling fictional portrayal of slavery in the Western Sudan, written by explorer H. H. Johnston

Rubbed, worn at corners, slightly cocked, hinges tender, nice bookplate, else very good. 400.00



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Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang., KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre
60 KAUDER, Christian and Pierre MAILLARD MAILLARD, Pierre Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang.
1866, 
KAUDER, Christian. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung, Gesang. "Die kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei hat es gedruckt in der kaiserlichen Stadt Wien in Oesterreich." 1866. [Volume containing manual of catechism, prayer book and instructions, psalms and hymns], printed in Mi'kmaq ideographs (figurative lettering). 3 vols. bound as 1. Vol. 1: pp. [xii] includes inspirational engraving (leaf i-ii]) + 146 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and index (leaf 145-146); Vol 2: pp. 109 includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), and half-title (leaf 3-4) + [1 leaf] (index); Vol. 3: 210 pp. includes inspirational engraving (leaf 1-2), half-title (leaf 3-4), and index (p. 210). Original dark green full morocco,boards ruled and decorated in gilt within blind ruled border, with front b oard having an additional ornamental and episcopal device in center, spine elaborately titled and decorated in gilt, a.e.g.

The text in Mi'kmaq ideographs is accompanied in places by German language headings. 12mo. (7 1/8" x 4 7/8"). Original tissue guards to all four engraved plates are present.

This copy is one of assumedly several richly bound copies which had been designated for Bishop Colin Francis Mackinnon of Arichat, within whose diocese Kauder had been working for the spiritual benefit of the native population.

The Bishop's Latin presentation inscription on flyleaf reads: "Viro Fortis simo E. M. Dodd Judici Episcopus Arichatencis Dono dedit 1869".

The recipient, Edmund Murray Dodds (1797 - 1876), was a member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly and at the time he was presented with the book a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He co-authored, in 1845, a Report on the condition of the Micmac population in this island [i.e. Cape Breton, NS]. For MacKinnon (1810-1879) see DCB X:479-480; for Dodd, see DCB X:232-3. Pilling, Algonquin Languages, 2057-59. TPL Second Supp.:9464 (Der Katechismus only). Akins: (Das Gesangbuch only) p. 17.

Originally developed by Chretien Le Clerq during his 17th century ministry to the Mi'kmaqs of Gaspé, the Mi'kmaq ideographs were later improved upon by Pierre Maillard, missionary to the Mi'kmaqs of Eastern Nova Scotia during the midpart of the 18th century. Maillard was in very large part the composer of the manuals and song selec tions here comprising the three volumes of this book, and which had formerly been labouriously copied by hand and circulated among the Mi'kmaqs.

The printing of the manuals and songs was finally brought about in 1866 through the efforts of Christian Kauder and his Viennese sponsors.

Kauder, born in Luxembourg, was ordained in Europe in 1840 and had preached in a number of parishes in the United States. He was convalescing at the Trappist Abbey of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia when he developed his learned and evangelical interest in ideographic language of the Mi'kmaq native peoples of the area. Through his direction, and under the enjoyment of generous sponsorship, the printing of Der Katechismus, Das Betrachtungsbuch, and Das Gesangbuch was achieved from ideographic type cast expressly for that purposein Vienna.

Writing in some detail of Kauder's undertaking, the Rev. Angus Anthony Johnston states, "The project took many years of work, for 5,703 type faces had to be specially cut. The printing finally began in 1865, and the work was completed by the end of 1866. The total cost - equivalent to $755 in the North American monetary value of the time -- was met by the Leopoldine Society of Vienna. 'Unluckily only the first shipment of these precious books ever reached America, while the great bulk of them was destroyed in a shipwreck'." -- Johnston, A History of the Catholic Church in Eastern Nova Scotia Vol. II, p. 448.

Apart from occurrences of the binding together of all three works in one volume, two of the three titles were commonly issued as separate volumes. As J.C. Pilling writes in his Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, "I have seen copies of the Katechismus alone, the Gesangbuch alone, and the Katechismus and Betrachtungsbuch combined..." He also states, "So far as I know, these are the only books printed in these characters."

Inscription of subsequent owner to flyleaf reads: "Ce livre tiré à un petit nombre d'examplaires en à été offert comme souvenir d'amitié par la famille Dodd à Sydney (Ile du Cap Breton) le 30 Septembre 1882 / Edmund de Lapierre".

Amidst the rich ornamentation of the spine are the gilt impressions of six ideographic characters conforming in size to their letterpress impressions, suggesting that the binder whose work is represented here was located in Vienna.

Some scattered foxing affects the engraved plates and l eaves adjacent them. Binding moderately worn along extremities. A very good copy. 12,000



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