Georgian Halifax. First Edition, Signed

By: PACEY, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

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PACEY, Elizabeth. Georgian Halifax. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp (6),7-160. Double column. Square 8vo, grey cardcovers with a Robert Pope color illustration of Prince's Lodge Rotunda by on front cover. An well-illustrated architectural study. "Elizabeth Pacey tells the fascinating story of the first century of building in Halifax — a story of patriotism, hard work, courage, politics and romance. She has recorded more than 250 buildings in the classical and vernacular styles of the Georgian era. She traces the roots of these architectural styles in Britainand New England. She discovers a spirit of innovation, manifested by the c onstruction of the first Martello Tower in the Empire. The characters of the story are the artisans and the aristocrats, the princes and the plasterers who gave the City its start. She reveals for the flrst time the names of the designer and builders of the beloved landmark, the Old Town Clock. She tells how the early settlers overcame rain and frost, bureaucratic and religious rivalries to build structures as rustic as a suburban cottage. as refined as Province House, as miniature as the Little Dutch Church and as massive as the Citadel. Georgian Halifax contains 96 illustrations Mary Pacey, whose work has been exhibited widely in the Maritimes, has prepared 38 original drawings of Georgian buildings and features. Other contemporary drawings are by Gillian McCulloch, L.B. Jenson, Jon Murray and Arthur Carter. Georgian portraits and engravings are also reproduced." - from the rear cover.Contents: The Town and the Times; Public Buildings: Prince of Wales Tower - Government House - Royal Artillery Park - Province House - Dockyard Residences - Admiralty House - Halifax Citadel; Places for Worship and Schooling: St. Paul's Church - Little Dutch Church - St. George's Church - The National School - St. Mary's Basilica; . The Workplace : Industrial Buildings - Privateers' Warehouse - Collins' Bank and Warehouse - Pickford & Black Building - Red Store - Mitchell Building - Keith's Brewery - Morse's Tea Building and Simon's Warehouse - Commercial Buildings - Charles Morris' Office - 1726-30 A rgyle Street 1866 Upper Water Street, 1865 Hollis, 1863 Hollis Street - 1674 Hollis Street ; Cottages, Mansions, Terraces and Townhouses; Ornamental Architecture: Prince's Lodge Rotunda - Old Town Clock; With Glossary, Appendix and Bibliography. Light spine creasing, else vg. Signed without inscription by Pacey on the title page. 25.00

Title: Georgian Halifax. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: PACEY, Elizabeth

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1987, ISBN:0889993491:

Seller ID: 83492

Keywords: HALIFAX CITY HFXISTORY ARCHITECTURE CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS HISTORY CANADA NOVA SCOTIA URBAN,