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Early science in Newfoundland and Labrador

By Donald H Steele

St. John's, Nfld: Avalon Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1987. printed paper covers, vi, 199 pages : illustrated, a very good copy CONTENTS: Introduction / D.H. Steele -- Pioneers of Geological Exploration, Mapping and Mining in Newfoundland / J. Malpas and A.F. King -- Early Moravian Interest in Northern Labrador Weather and Climate: The Beginning of Instrumental Recording in Newfoundland / Alan G. MacPherson -- Pre-20th century in Chemistry in Newfoundland / H.J. Anderson and M.J. Newlands -- The training of Newfoundland Medical Men (Abstract) / K.B. Roberts -- Special Six PeCent. Scientific Aspirations/Achievements Among Pre-Confederation Newfoundlanders Who Went Abroad to Study / Malcolm MacLeod -- Victor Campbell: Newfoundland's Connection with Captain Scott's Last Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 C.M.T. Woodworth-Lynas -- Entering a New World. An Exploratory Voyage to northernmost Labrador and northeastern Ungava Bay in 1811 (Abstract) / C. Brice-Bennett -- Moses and the Living Water: Victorian Science in Newfoundland Frederick A. Aldrich -- Early contributions of Church of England Missionaries to Newfoundland Natural History / F. Elizabeth Johnson -- Pre-1900 Environmental Microbiology in Newfoundland: Early observations that withstood the test otime (Abstract) / John A. Gow -- Pre-Twentieth Century Botany in Newfoundland and Labrador / G. Robin South -- Rev. Arthur C. Waghorne (1851-1900): Newfoundland's first Botanist (Abstract) / Guy R. Brassard -- Merritt Lydon Fernal(1873-1950), his investigations and discoveries in the Newfoundland flora / B.A. Roberts -- John James Audubon in Newfoundland / D.H. Steele -- Trends in Ninteenth Century Ornithology as exemplified by the research of Peter C. Stuwitand John Cyrus Cahoon in Newfoundland / W.A. Montevecchi.. First Edition. Paperbound. Very Good. 8vo,. History.


ACADIA,MAINE,AND NEW SCOTLAND : marginal colonies in the seventeenth Century

By Reid John G.

Toronto ; Buffalo: Published in association with Huronia Historical Parks, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation by University of Toronto Press,, 1981. dec. cloth, pp., xviii, 293 : maps, 16 pp bibliography, index, som edge wear to d.j., "This comparative study explores the colonizing styles of the parent countries, describes the interaction with the native peoples and with the physical environment of the northeastern seaboard, and reflects on their failure as being exceptional in the European experience of colonization in America" (from the d.j.) Size: 8 vo,.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.,. History.


THE NEUTRAL YANKEES OF NOVA SCOTIA, A Marginal Colony During the Revolutionary Years

By Brebner, John Bartlet;

Toronto: Mc Clelland and Stewart, 1969. paperback, pp., xxi, 327, folding map at rear, spine toned, Introduction by W.S. McNutt , scare in any edition Size: 12mo scarce. Carleton Library Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Paperbound.


The Robins in Gaspe, 1766 to 1825

By Lee David

Markham,Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984. cloth, dust jacket, xi, 148 pages : genealogical table, map, portrait, Map on lining papers.,spine of d.j. faded else, a very good copy, In the 18th century, Charles Robin (1743-1824), a native of the Isle of Jersey, became the leading merchant and fish exporter on the Gaspe´ coast. His family dominated the cod fishery of the Bay of Chaleur from 1766 to 1825. While primarily the story of a family business, this study also gives insight into the Gaspe´ Peninsula's colorful social history.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8 vo,. History.



By Kurelek, William;

Montreal: Tundra Books,, 1981. pp., 56, 26 full page fulll color illustrations, Artist William Kurelek chose to record the story of 320.000 Canadians of Polish origin from the time of their first settlement in Canada 150 years ago, in 26 magnificent paintings and highly personal text. An attractive production. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by William Kurelek. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. History.


BLACK LOYALISTS : southern settlers of Nova Scotia's first free black Communities

By Ruth Holmes Whitehead

[Portland, Or.]: Nimbus Publishing, 2013. cloth, dust jacket, xiv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps (1 colour), portraits (1 colour), CONTENTS:The slave trade and the Province of Carolina -- Black life in eighteenth-century South Carolina and Georgia -- Profiles of seven Carolinian Black Loyalists -- Precursors to war and freedom -- War in South Carolina and Georgia, 1775-1780 -- War's end, 1781-1783 -- Leaving New York for Nova Scotia -- Life in Nova Scotia, 1783-1792 -- Contemporary Black Loyalist heritage initiatives. Black Loyalists is an attempt to present hard data about the lives of Black Loyalists before they escaped slavery in early South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and after they settled in Nova Scotia. This remarkable book brings back into our awareness the brave and enterprising men and women who survived the chaos of the American Revolution, people who found a way to liberty and human dignity. -- Book Jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8 vo,. History.



By Pond, Douglas Daaman;

Fredericton NB: Private Printing, 1983. pict. paper wraps, 163 pages, illustrated, plan, 3 pp bibliography, a clean, bright copy. Limited Edition 250 Copies. Paperbound. Fine. 8 Vo.,(23 cm). Paperbound.


Building New Brunswick : an architectural History

By John Leroux; Laurel Boone; Gary K Hughes; Robert Leavitt; Stuart A Smith

Fredericton New Brunswick: Goose Lane, 2008. pict. covers, 310 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, 4 line ink notation on half-title, else v.g. "New Brunswick's architecture has traditionally exhibited excellence in craftsmanship, faithfulness to materials and harmony with the environment. Building New Brunswick examines the built heritage of the province, from pre-history until today - from the humblest dwelling to the grandest public edifice." "In this volume, Leroux also documents more adventurous takes on modern space and aesthetics, found particularly in churches constructed from the late 1940s to early 1970s and in the expressive spaces of the Modern Movement. He observes that structures such as the initial Universite de Moncton buildings, the Hugh John Flemming Bridge in Hartland, and the Centennial Building in Fredericton will be increasingly valued as central to New Brunswick's heritage. By the late twentieth century, the province began to witness surprising interpretations of Postmodernist, Neotraditionalist, Contemporary and Green architecture, marking a renewed enthusiasm for celebrating form."--Jacket.. First Edition. Paperbound. Very Good. Foilio, (31cm). History.


The Island Acadians : 1720-1980

By Georges Arsenault

Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Ragweed Press, 1990. pict. paper binding, 296 p. : illustrated., maps, ports. very good condition, Translation of: Les cadiens de l'I^le. Originally published 1989. translated by Sally Ross.. Second Printing. Paperbound. Very Good. 8vo,. History.


Hidden History of Hartland: A Story of Resilience of a Small Town with Big Hart.
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Hidden History of Hartland: A Story of Resilience of a Small Town with Big Hart.

By Kennedy Doris E.

[Somerville, N.B.] : Doris E Kennedy, 2009. pict. paper covers, x, 240 pages. :illustrated ports. signed on title page by author,,two small ink stains to front cover near spine, else a v.g. copy, numerous black & white illustrations from photographs, a wealth of info for the genealogists, . Signed by Author. First Edition. Paperbound. Very Good/Very Good. Oblong Folio. History.


Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, & Yucatan. 2 Volumes
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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, & Yucatan. 2 Volumes

By John L Stephens; Richard Lionel Predmore

New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1949. 2 volumes, boxed, xx, 346, xiv, 401 pages illustrations, plates, map endpapers, ed. with an introd. & notes by Richard L. Predmore. in patterned paper box (as published) which is in very good condition. Stephens has been called the greatest American travel writer,This edition is based on the twelfth edition of 1856. The twelfth edit. was revised and edited for misspellings and puncuation errors etc but is in no sense an abridgment. A classic travel narrative in very good condition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Boxed. 8vo,. Travel.


The trial of the cannibal dog : the remarkable story of Captain Cook's encounters in the South Seas

By Anne Salmond

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. cloth, dust jacket, xxii, 506 pages., [8] p. plates. : illustrated, This is an account of Cook's South Sea voyages, in which he plunged south to discover Antarctica and then veered north to discover Hawaii. In Anne Salmond's narrative, Cook's ships, far from remaining little wooden islands of Englishness in a Polynesian sea, become tangled in the worlds they encounter.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8 vo,. History.


MUTTON & OYSTERS : the Victorians and their Food

By Freeman, Sarah

London: V. Gollancz, 1989. cloth, gilt spine, 316 pages : illustrations, bibliography, index, a very good copy of a very interesting and informative book. A social history of Victorian eating habits ranging from those of highest society to the lowliest workhouse, and including shopping, markets and the great scams, home produced food and imports, drink, cooks and cookery writers, meals and entertaining, nutrition and vegetarians, and eating out.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo,. History.


ISLANDS OF THE MID-MAINE COAST; Penobscot Bay, Vol 1, Revised EDition

By Charles B. McLane; Carol McLane

Gardiner, Me: Tilbury House, 1997. pict. paper covers, xix, 500 pages, illustrations, genealogical tables, maps, portraits, Includes bibliographical references and index, a very good copy. Revised Edition,. Paperbound. Very Good. Folio. History.


To all our children : the story of the postwar Dutch immigration to Canada

By Albert VanderMey

Jordan Station, Ont: Paideia Press, 2004. blue cloth, gilt spine, 511 pages : illustrations, portraits, a very good copy, CONTENTS: 1. The Land They Left Behind -- 2. The Vanguard -- 3. How It All Began -- 4. Deciding to Leave -- 5. The Parting is Hard -- 6. The Crossing -- 7. On Solid Ground -- 8. Another Journey -- 9. New Homes -- 10. Earning Bread -- 11. In the Beetfields and Elsewhere -- 12. Homesickness -- 13. Everything Was So Different -- 14. The Language Barrier -- 15. The First Car -- 16. One Family's Dream Come True -- 17. Immigrants of All Kinds -- 18. Keeping the Faith -- 19. Helping Hands -- 20. Forging a Visible Identitiy -- 21. After A Decade -- 22. But Life Goes On -- 23. "Thank You, Canada!" -- 24. Making an Impact -- 25. They're Still Coming -- 26. Reclaiming the Heritage -- 27. Dutch Immigrant Ships. . Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio (31 cm). History.


SOUTH TO THE POLE. The early history of the Ross Sea sector, Antarctica. [With a map.].

By L B Quartermain

London: Oxford U.P., 1967. cloth, dust jacket, (xxi, 481 pages) frontispiece (map), 27 plates (including map), Maps on endpapers.,Includes bibliographical references (pages 458-459)., book is in very good condition, dust jacket has edge chips and tears which have been repaired on the verso with acid-free tape, in protective mylar jacket, a very presentable copy complete with folding map at rear, . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8 vo,. History.



By Hubbard,Pat

Miramichi, New Brunswick: Scottish Heritage Association, 2004. dec. paper wraps, 36 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, History of settlement at Wilsons Point in Miramichi, New Brunswick, from 1765 to 1850, Wilson's Point,that piece of land also known as Pointe de Boishebert, Miramichi Point, Wilson's Point or The Enclosure was in 1653 part of the Seigneury of Nicholas Denys which included the northern coastal areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Gaspe. Much here for the genealogists.. First Edtiion. Paperbound. Fine. 8 vo,.. History.


BEFORE SCOTLAND : the story of Scotland before History

By Moffat Alistair

London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. cloth, dust jacket, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, (22 colour illustrations and two maps) CONTENTS: The painted islands -- The ice domes -- The wildwood -- The kindred ground -- Homely geometry -- The iron warlords -- Caledonia -- The last of the British. "The story of the land that became Scotland is one of dramatic geological events and impressive human endeavour. Alistair Moffat's narrative begins 10,000 years ago, when the power of icebreak and meltwater at the close of the Ice Age produced the familiar Scottish geography of mountains, glens, flatlands and coasts. Bands of hunters moved north, many of whom probably crossed from the lost peninsula of Doggerland, so vividly evoked by the author. Modern DNA studies show that almost 80 per cent of the present population of Britain are the direct descendants of these first hunter-gatherer-fishers." "The author displays his knowledge, interweaving the narrative with numerous special features on topics such as cave drawings of dancing girls, natural birth control, the myth of Atlantis and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence - all of them valuable, sometimes quirky, additions to the whole picture."--Jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8 vo,. History.



By Wright, Esther, Clark;

Fredericton, N.B.: Privately Printed By the Author, 1955. red cloth, gilt spine, pp., 365, frontis. map, index, some chipping to d.j. along top edge, a firm, clean copy , hard to find in d.j. in mylar protective d.j. Contains extensive lists of Loyalits names . Of great interest to genealogists. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8 Vo.,.


BEAR ISLAND : more than an island : a History

By Trail Patty Gunter

Fredericton, New Brunswick: Self Published, 2002. pict. paper wraps, 217 pages : illustrations, folding map frontispiece, portraits, back wraps creased, very scarce, of special interest to genealogists, Named "Island of the Bear" by the Maliseet people,[1] the location takes its name from islands (Big Bear and the Little Bear Islands) in the Saint John River. With the development of the downstream Mactaquac Dam in 1968 and the consequential rise in water levels, Bear Island is technically a misnomer, as the islands no longer exist, and the entire area referred to as Bear Island is on the shore of the dam's 96 kilometer headpond. Many of the area's homes were razed in order to make way for the headpond .{with thanks to wikipedia}. First Edition. Paper Back. Very Good. 8 Vo,.. Paperbound.


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