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THROUGH THE EVANGELINE COUNTRY TO HALIFAX. Containing over sixty views of Nova Scotia from Yarmouth to Truro.
Toronto: W. G. MacFarlane for the Canadian Railway News Co. , no date (190-?),
Oblong format, printed card covers, stapled. pp . VG+ copy. A photo view book from the publisher's 'Scenic Canada Photo Album Series'. Probably ca. 1900, as it has a picture of Canadian troops drilling for the Transvaal. AMICUS locates only two copies. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$40.00 Book Number: 23662 Order / Enquire
AKINS, T.B., Dr.
HISTORY OF HALIFAX CITY...Introduction by D.A. Redmond
Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1973.
Facsimile reprint of the Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1895, original, adding the Redmond Introduction. Octavo, green cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (8), 320,  + folding plan at front; indexed, illustrations. Faint sticker shadow on spine, small library rubber stamp front and rear, else fine, no other library marks.
$45.00 Book Number: 42007 Order / Enquire
Boogard, Paul A., editor
Profiles of Science and Society in the Maritimes Prior to 1914
No place (Sackville, New Brunswick): Acadiensis Press / Mount Allison University, 1990.
pp 283. Photos in text. VG+, no owner marks.
$10.00 Book Number: 44600 Order / Enquire
BOURINOT, John G., Sir
BUILDERS OF NOVA SCOTIA: A Historical Review. With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province.
Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1900.
Quarto, original green decorated cloth gilt. pp , x, 197, (1), vi, Index,(  + frontispice and 20 other plates. Review copy with slip tipped in. Covers lightly mottled from damp, neatly touched up; small corner tears to a few leaves at rear neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Reprinted from Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1899. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$65.00 Book Number: 44297 Order / Enquire
A HISTORY OF THE ISLAND OF CAPE BRETON with some account of the discovery and settlement of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland
Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1979.
Octavo, green cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (vi), 473 + folding map at rear; illustrations and maps in text. Facimile reprint of the London, 1869, edition, with an added index. Faint sticker shadow on spine, small rubber stamp at front, rear, and top page edges, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 41957 Order / Enquire
THE CRUELEST MONTH
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1963.
Black and white pictorial boards. Minute rubbing to foot of spine, very small bruise to lower edge of rear cover, else fine. Dust jacket lightly tanned to spine, with edge nicks and one tiny chip to panels, else fine. Jacket art and book design by Frank Newfeld. Nice copy of the author's second novel, like his classic THE MOUNTAIN AND THE VALLEY (1952), set in his native Nova Scotia.
$35.00 Book Number: 10823 Order / Enquire
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE VALLEY
New York: Henry Holt, 1952.
Octavo. Light blue cloth, pink top page edges. Light shelf rubbing to bottom edges; rear cover has a small bruise to lower outer corner and a small dent to lower edge; ink owner name and place on front free endpaper; else fine, pink top edges bright. Price-clipped dust jacket (pretty much all the copies sold into the Canadian market were price-clipped) has nicks and short tears at spine ends; rear panel has light yellowing, small chips to outer corners; VG otherwise. The author's FIRST BOOK, a novel of Buckler his native Nova Scotia and a CanLit classic, uncommon in first edition. There was no Canadian edition at the time, and only one printing of the Holt edition.
$150.00 Book Number: 38770 Order / Enquire
CALDER, J. William
Antigonish, Nova Scotia: Formac, 1974.
pp 139. Photos, drawings, map. Corner crease to front cover and first two leaves, bookplate inside front cover, VG otherwise. "The history and humour of a 'forlorn' little train and the people and commodities that it carried." The Cape Breton Railway. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$12.00 Book Number: 43594 Order / Enquire
Centennial Book Committee
HERITAGE HOMES AND HISTORY OF PARRSBORO
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia: Centennial Committee, 2001.
Second edition, first in hardcover (1988 edition was paperbound). Octavo, grey boards. pp (4), 407, . Photos of buildings on almost every page. Fine copy, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 40427 Order / Enquire
CLARK, Andrew Hill
ACADIA: The Geography of Early Nova Scotia to 1760
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.
Octavo, mustard cloth, endpaper maps. pp xx, 450, (2). Maps and photo in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has spine sunning, edge nicks, rubbing to rear flap fold, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required..
$50.00 Book Number: 34652 Order / Enquire
CLARKE, George Frederick
SOMEONE BEFORE US: our Maritime Indians
Frederiction, New Brunswick: Brunswick Press, 1968.
Pale grey boards. pp 240 + plates. Index. Damp stains to lower front and rear covers, VG+ otherwise. Jacket has dampstains to foot of spine and lower rear panel, VG otherwise. Micmacs and Maliseets.
$15.00 Book Number: 44634 Order / Enquire
Conrad, Margaret; Laidlaw, Toni; Smyth, Donna
No Place Like Home: Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771-1938
Halifax: Formac, 1988.
Octavo, card covers. pp (6), (306). Text paper lightly toned, VG otherwise.
$8.95 Book Number: 45809 Order / Enquire
COZZENS, Frederic S.
ACADIA; or, A Month with the Blue Noses.
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859.
Second state, with folio 329 correctly placed at upper right (vs upper left). 12mo. Original bead grain green cloth, "Acadia" in gilt to spine, yellow endpapers. (2), (xii), (13)-329, (5) pp. Two sepia toned illustrations (of Acadian wom en, in costume) on thick paper with tissue guard inserted before title leaf. Spine lightly sunned with nicks, bit of wear to top 1/4 inch; browning to front fly leaf and title page (offsetting from plates); foxing to plates and tissue guard; light f oxing to endpapers; pencil name to front free endpaper, ink name to top margin of title page; else a fine copy; else a fine copy, quite clean. TPL 3897. Sabin 17321. BAL 4001. "ACADIA: or, A Month with the Blue Noses (New York, 1859), by the America n humourist and essayist Frederick S. Cozzens, is interesting as a forerunner of the 'slick' travelogue designed to capture the popular market. It bears heavily on the wrongs suffered by the Acadians during their expulsion as symbolized by Longfellow's EVANGELINE: A Tale of Acadie, and Cozzens's many and obvious prejudices destroy the value of his observations." - Story, Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature.
$95.00 Book Number: 7733 Order / Enquire
CREIGHTON, Helen, editor
BLUENOSE MAGIC. Popular Beliefs and Superstitions in Nova Scotia.
Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1970.
Second printing (first was in 1968). Black boards. x, 297, (1) pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has small rubbed and creased tears at head of spine, small chip to rear panel, VG otherwise.
$20.00 Book Number: 42060 Order / Enquire
CROWE, John Congdon
IN THE DAYS OF THE WINDJAMMERS.
Toronto: Ryerson, 1959.
Blue cloth. (xiv), 176, (2) pp + frontispiece and 4 double-sided plates. Ink owner inscription at front, else fine. Jacket has small chips and tears, VG generally. . "It was a common custom for captains of deep-sea sailing vessels to have their families accompany them. This book gives a factual account of the life of one such family that lived aboard a full-rigged ship in the nineties of the last century." - jacket.
$13.95 Book Number: 45087 Order / Enquire
A HISTORY OF BARRINGTON TOWNSHIP AND VICINITY, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia 1604-1870. With an biographical and geneaological appendix
Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1973.
Facsimile reprint of the Yarmouth, N.S., 1923 original, with added Index. Octavo, red cloth. pp , (12), 605, 95, Index). Sticker shadow on spine, small library rubber stamp front and rear, else fine, no other library marks. Nova Scotia local history. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 41984 Order / Enquire
DE VOLPI, Charles P.
NOVA SCOTIA- APICTORIAL RECORD Historical Prints and Illustrations of the Province of Nova Scotia Canada 1605-1878
Toronto: Longmans, 1974.
Folio, 33 cm, mustard cloth, cover label, endpaper maps. pp 160. maps, b&w reproductions. Fine copy. Dust jacket has considerable rubbing to front panel, good. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 45389 Order / Enquire
FARRINGTON, S. Kip, Jr.
THE TRAIL OF THE SHARP CUP : The Story of the Fifth Oldest Trophy in International Sports
New York: Dodd, Mead, c1974,
Second printing. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp: xvi, 176, photographs and map in text, statistics, index. "In 1935 the author conceived the idea of a Davis Cup Match for giant tuna; the match to be held at Wedgeport, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Originally to be between the USA and teams from the British Empire, eventually nineteen countries have competed for the cup." Fine in near fine price-clipped jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 44823 Order / Enquire
GEORGE, Roy E.
A LEADER AND A LAGGARD. Manufacturing Industry in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Green cloth. xiv, (222) pp, index. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has small chipsl rubbing, bit of tanning and light soiling; good. An investigation, comparing data from 1946 to 1962, into why manufacturing in Nova Scotia lags behind that in Quebec and Ontario.
$17.50 Book Number: 20978 Order / Enquire
Gibson, M. Allen
TRAIN TIME: nostalgic glimpses of a Wolfville boyhood during which train watching was a happy pastime. Illustrated with photographs by the author
Windsor, NS: Lancelot Press, 1973.
Oblong sqaurish 12mo. pp 47, stapled in card covers. Fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 43516 Order / Enquire