Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Paperback Edition

By: ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

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ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the cover adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1987. First Paperback Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. Bruce Owen Armstrong, né David Chalmers (b. 1933, Montreal - d. January 22, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia), aka Uncle Max and Magic Armstrong, magician, writer, gentleman. Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall. An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to thetime of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph an d 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 C lergyman [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. PartThree : Soundings (1900 to the Present). 14. The Brass Pounder [the wirele ss 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 Geographic Society]. Part Four : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20.Dunes. Appendices : A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1 948; B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ; C. The Status of Sable. With bibliography and index of people and ships. Small gift inscription, elsevery good. 15.00

Title: Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Paperback Edition

Author Name: ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword

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Publisher: Formac, Halifax , 1987,:

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