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Loyalists' Centennial Souvenir

Saint John, N.B.: J. & A. McMillan, 1887 Original navy cloth on blindstamped boards decorated and lettered in gold. Previous owner's bookplate and stamp. The official account of an all-out celebration of the landing of the Loyalists at Parrtown 100 years earlier. Many gatherings and celebrations are described in detail, and even the lineups of various parades are carefully noted. One procession, called the Polymorphian Procession, included not only police, bands, and military personnel, but also the sloop King George drawn by four horses, a Bridal Party, the Calithumpian Club Banner, and a Two-Headed Giantess, Driven by a Monkey ! The Fire Brigade organized a tournament of races and competitions attended by firemen from far and wide, and their parades featured a "Poor House on Fire" among other themes. There is much information on the Loyalist Burial Ground and some of those buried there, with several headstone inscriptions. Apparently the whole series of observances was organized by the New Brunswick Historical Society, which had been organized in 1874. It was they, too, who caused this record to be published. Laid in is a news clipping from the 1930's making reference to the observance of Queen Victoria's Jubilee 50 years previous. 183 pp with index.. First ( No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Many Drawings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$150.00

Crowds - A Study of the Genius of Democracy and of the Fears, Desires, and Expectations of the People

By Lee, Gerald Stanley

Toronto: William Briggs Original red cloth with gilt titles. Spine sunned. Previous owner's name. Five pages with bent corners near the back. This book was a non-fiction bestseller in 1913 - an interesting mix of politics, social history, and philosophy. The author was an American Congregationalist minister who opposed United States involvement in WWI, and was rebuked by G.K. Chesterton for his opinion. Heavy book. 595 pp. . First Canadian Editiion. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 Inches.

$50.00

The Acadian Miracle

By LeBlanc, Dudley J.

Lafayette, LA: Evangeline Publishing Company, 1966 Original red cloth on boards with gilt lettering on spine. The author was a former Louisiana Senator and studied Acadian history for more than forty years before publishing this book, his third on the subject. Foldout family tree chart of the author's family in the back. The author is an engaging writer, and his prose comes to life on the page - this is not a dull read. Contains list of 374 Acadian prisoners at Fort Beausejour in August of 1763, as well as hundreds of other names from various censuses. Excellent resource for folks with Acadian roots. Hard to find in this condition. 419 pp. including appendices. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by B & W Photos and Illustrations, Foldout Family Tree. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Inches.

$650.00

Will O`the Wisp; Folk Tales and Legends of New Brunswick

By Spray, Carole

Fredericton, N. B.: Brunswick Press, 1991 Photographic trade paperback with red titles. Crease down back of spine. No writing or other damage. Folklore will be found wherever there are folks. The author spent five years collecting and transcribing New Brunswick folklore for this collection. 132 pp.. Twelfth Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Rum Running Years

By Hennigar, "Ted" R.

Hantsport, N.S.: Lancelot Press, 1981 Original blue trade paperback decorated and lettered in black. Multiple small abrasions in card cover (front and back) near spine where something sharp has been poked into it (not affecting text). The author, a native of Nova Scotia, gives a colourful account of the illegal liquor trade along the Atlantic coast between the World Wars. 131 pp. . First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Strangers from a Secret Land; The Voyages of the Brig Albion and the Founding of the First Welsh Settlements in Canada.

By Thomas, Peter

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986 Blue softcover. Previous owner's name. Appears to be a well-written account, abundant in detail. 319 pp. wih index.. First Softcover Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Maps and Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The History of the Salvation Army (Vol. Six, 1914-1946)

By Coutts, Frederick

New York: Salvation Army, 1979 Unmarked softcover copy of Vol. 6 of a 6-volume edition. SA spine sticker and bookplate.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Island Studies; A Stream Out of Lebanon
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Island Studies; A Stream Out of Lebanon

By Weale, David

Charlottetown: Institute of Island Studies, 1988 Softcover book of 57 pp. An inroduction to the hard-working Lebanese community of Prince Edward Island. No writing or damage.. Soft Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos and Maps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Christmas in the Maritimes; A Treasury of Stories and Memories
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Christmas in the Maritimes; A Treasury of Stories and Memories

By Hogg, Elaine Ingalls

Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Publishing, Ltd., 2006 A broad selection of Christmas stories that will appeal to all ages. 152 pp.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall;.

$15.00

Rhythm of the Tides; The Fisheries of Grand Manan
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Rhythm of the Tides; The Fisheries of Grand Manan

By Peters, Tim

BOOKS@timpeters.com: Tim Peters Photography, 2000 Colour softcover shows setting lobster traps. Most of the text is contained in two pages by the author, although there are a few paragraphs as well as individual cut lines with each photo. 96 pp.. Signed by Author. First Printing Stated.. Soft Cover with Flaps. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Tim Peters. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Tales of the Observer
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Tales of the Observer

By Edwards, Richard H. (Jr.)

Boston, MA: Jordan Marsh Company, 1950 An insider's version of the first hundred years of one of Boston's premier businesses. 116 pp. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Wait Letters
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The Wait Letters

By Wait, Benjamin

Erin, Ontario: Press Porcepic Limited, 1976 Introduction by Mary Brown. Afterword by Michael Cross. A highly-concentrated account, "describing how Benjamin Wait was condemned to Death, Reprieved at the Last Minute by the daring exertions of his Wife, transported in Chains to Van Dieman's Land, and how He Escaped." - DJ. Possible library experience. Stamp of Forrest House, Halifax. 159 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Stories from the Six Worlds; Micmac Legends
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Stories from the Six Worlds; Micmac Legends

By Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Limited, 1988 Maroon cloth on boards. DJ Very Good shows wear to front hinge area. This book impresses me as factual and authentic. Well illustrated and of good material. 242 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Kathy Kaulbach. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

By Carlyle, Thomas

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Sadly, though the cover matches the last two Carlyle books listed, this one has several small, light pencil marks in margins. It's all about heroes, whether as divinities, poets, kings, or other. These six essays were first published in 1841. Green cloth backed in green leather on boards. Previous owner's name and date of 1914. 334 pp. with index. . Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$20.00

Past and Present
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Past and Present

By Carlyle, Thomas

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company Green cloth backed in green leather on boards. A general complaint against current conditions, with the Manchester Insurrection as an example. A plea for fair wages and justice for all workers. General condemnation of idleness, hunting parties, and corn laws. 435 pp. with index. Previous owner's name with date of 1914.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$25.00

Open Your Hearts; Jewish War Orphans in Canada
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Open Your Hearts; Jewish War Orphans in Canada

By Martz, Fraidie

Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1996 An inside look by a professional social worker regarding the transport of Jewish children from Europe to Canada. 189 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall;.

$20.00

Caught in the Revolution
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Caught in the Revolution

By Rappaport, Helen

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017 Black cloth on boards. The most cold-blooded events of my awareness before the Holocaust. 430 pp.. First U.S. Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Drapeau
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Drapeau

By McKenna, Brian/ Purcell, Susan

Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Company, Ltd., 1980 Begins with detailed early life. Touches on antisemitism and anti-conscription of the 40's. Membership in the La Patente was a surprise to me, especially that this organization apparently took credit for many of Drapeau's successes. Rioting at McGill University, the policemen's strike, kidnaping of Cross and Laporte, the murder of Laporte, and the War Measures Act kept Montreal in the headlines through the late 60's and most of the 70's. 375 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/Good. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Share and Care; The Story of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
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Share and Care; The Story of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children

By Saunders, Charles R.

Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, Limited, 1994 The author gives a well-rounded picture of the challenges involved in the administration of the NSHCC. Originally for the care of black children, it has now accepted a few whites as well. The board and staff are to be congratulated for providing good care in a situation complicated by changing race issues. 254 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

A History of Canadian Culture
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A History of Canadian Culture

By Vance, Jonathan F.

Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2009 Faultless black cloth on boards with DJ. Touches on a broad scope of issues and concerns, from Dorset sculpture to the Barenaked Ladies. 500 pp. with index. Heavy book will need exra postage.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Photos and Art. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

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