Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition in dustjacket, signed

By: ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

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ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the dustjacket adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, 1981. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. Shipwreck map end-papers. Bruce Owen Armstrong, né DavidChalmers (b. 1933, Montreal - d. January 22, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia), aka Uncle Max and Magic Armstrong, magician, writer, gentleman. Foreword byThomas H. Raddall. An attractively-produced and well-written overview of t he history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Superintendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list of wrecks on the island. Contents: Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800). 1. A Dreamer's Return; 2. Haughtboyes and Horrors; 3. Early Ghosts and Visitations; 4. Clash and Disaster; 5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Reverend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's Pale Lady {Mrs Copeland]. Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900). 8. The Admiral; 9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby]; 10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna]; 11. Stars in the Ocean; 12. The Governor; 13. Century's End. Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present). 14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall]; 15. Lost Schooners; 16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson]; 17.The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Ge ographic Society]. Part Four : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20. Dunes. Appendices : A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948; B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ; C. The Status of Sable. With bibliography and index of people and ships. Very good in nicked unclipped dustjacket. Signed, with inscription, by Armstrong, Nov. 1981. 35.00

Title: Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition in dustjacket, signed

Author Name: ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Doubleday Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1981,:

Seller ID: 15997

Keywords: SABLE ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA CANADA ISLANDS CANADIAN SHIPWRECK NATURE HISTORY NAUTICAL SHIPWRECKS,