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DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN - with Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock
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DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN - with Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock

By Borrett, William Coates

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Imperial Publishing, 1947. (i) 221 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear on the corners with some wear at the head and foot of the spines; no interior markings; no dustjacket. Illustrated with drawings by Chambers. William Coates Borrett, author, historian and broadcaster, was born in Nova Scotia in 1894. Early in his career he was a pioneer in radio broadcasting, and he established the first commercial radio station in Nova Scotia - CHNS - in 1926. He ran it until 1956 when he became vice-president of the Maritime Broadcasting Company. As an author and historian he was well-known locally for several books based on "Tales Told Under the Town Clock," a series of talks on CHNS Radio, Halifax, in the 1940s and 1950s. This collection of radio broadcast talks contains: Down to the Sea Again; Watchers of the Sea; Mrs Wilson's Silverware; The Cheasapeake Affair; Pirates Ahoy; Samuel Cunard of Halifax; The Wreck of the Astraea; Westernwald; The Piper of Pictou; Amor de Cosmos; The Governor of Saint Pierre; The S. S. City of Boston; The Waterfront; The Loss of the Angelus; A Soldier of Fortune; Prepare to Ram; A Great Champion; The Babes in the Woods; H. R. H. Edward - Duke of Kent; The Baronets of Nova Scotia; and Place Names of Nova Scotia.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Chambers;. 8vo.

$19.95

EAST COAST PORT - and Other Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock
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EAST COAST PORT - and Other Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock

By Borrett, William Coates

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Imperial Publishing, 1944. (ix) 237 pp. Brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear on the corners with some wear at the head and foot of the spines; previous owner's name inside; three small ink marks on the contents page; no dustjacket. Illustrated with drawings by Chambers. William Coates Borrett, author, historian and broadcaster, was born in Nova Scotia in 1894. Early in his career he was a pioneer in radio broadcasting, and he established the first commercial radio station in Nova Scotia - CHNS - in 1926. He ran it until 1956 when he became vice-president of the Maritime Broadcasting Company. As an author and historian he was well-known locally for several books based on "Tales Told Under the Town Clock," a series of talks on CHNS Radio, Halifax, in the 1940s and 1950s. This collection of radio broadcast talks contains: East Coast Port 1749 - 1944; Pichon - The Spy; From Immigrant to Governor; The Citadel; The Governor's Problem; Captain Kidd Was Not a Pirate; The Maroons; The Adventures of Captain Stairs; Running the Gauntlet in 1815; First Mayor; The Press Gangs in Halifax; High Stakes in 1863; The Tallahassee; The Narrows Bridge; The Silver Dart; H. M. C. S. Grilse; Moose River; O Canada - We Stand on Guard; Waving the Boys Goodbye; East Bound Convoy; Two Veterans of Sail; Boarders Away; Wings Over Canada; The Enemy at Our Door in 1943; and Halifax Today and Yesterday.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Chambers;. 8vo.

$19.95

A COAKER ANTHOLOGY
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A COAKER ANTHOLOGY

By Cuff, Robert H. (editor) (William Ford Coaker; Catherine F. Horan; R. W. Guy; J. R. [Joey] Smallwood; John Feltham; Gerald Panting; Ian McDonald; Melvin Baker)

St. John's, Newfoundland: Creative Publishers, 1986. 120 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. This essay collection contains: Introduction: The Noble Endeavour of William Coaker by Robert Cuff; A Brief History of the F.P.U. by Robert Cuff; The Founding of a Union by William Ford Coaker; Sir William Ford Coaker (1871 - 1938) by Catherine F. Horan; Some Reflections on Coaker and His Uncion by R. W. Guy; The F.P.U. and Its Organizer by J. R. [Joey] Smallwood; The Bonavista Platform by William Ford Coaker; The Union in Politics by John Feltham; The People in Politics by Gerald Panting; The Coaker Regulations by Ian McDonald; The U.T.C. and the Commercial Activities of the F.P.U. by John Feltham; and Port Union by Melvin Baker; followed by appendices.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS - 1853
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LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS - 1853

By Moodie, Susanna (edited by Robert L. McDougall) (introduction by Mark Hurdlestone)

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1966. (xxxiii) 298 pp. Black cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with half-tone paintings. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price clipped; no interior markings. The Contents are: Editor's Introduction; Author's Introduction; Indian Summer; Belleville; Sketches of Society; Thoughts on Education; Amusements; Trials of a Travelling Musician; Camp Meetings; Wearing Mourning for the Dead; Odd Characters; Grace Marks; Michael Macbride; Jeanie Burns; Lost Children; Toronto; Lunatic Asylum; Provincial Agricultural Show; Niagara; and Goat Island; followed by Conclusion; Introduction to Mark Hurdlestone; and an index.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$24.95

WILDERNESS MAN: The Strange Story of Grey Owl
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WILDERNESS MAN: The Strange Story of Grey Owl

By Dickson, Lovat (re: Grey Owl)

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1973. 283 pp. Salmon cloth decorated in gilt; black endpapers; headband; illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some general rubbing; no interior markings. The life of Grey Owl - Archie Belaney - was filmed in 1999, directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau, Graham Greene, and a host of others.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

RAT RIVER TRAPPER - The Story of Albert Johnson - The Mad Trapper
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RAT RIVER TRAPPER - The Story of Albert Johnson - The Mad Trapper

By Kelley, Thomas P.

Don Mills, Ontario: Paperjacks - General Publishing, 1978. 141 pp. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; store stamped. . Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$4.95

THE FERRY STEAMERS - The Story of the Detroit-Windsor Ferry Boats
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THE FERRY STEAMERS - The Story of the Detroit-Windsor Ferry Boats

By Oxford, William

Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1992. 128 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. When the Ambassador Bridge opened between Windsor and Detroit in 1929, the ferry travel became somewhat obsolete. But until that time, the boats were insanely busy. Even now, Detroit/Windsor is the busiest border crossing. The Contents are: Preface; In the Beginning; The Argo; The Early Steamers; The Railway Ferries; The Second Stage; Competition Grows; The Company; The Ferry Docks; Fares and Franchise; The Ferry Question; Walkerville Ferry; The End; and Reflections; followed by appendices and an index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

THE BLACK DONNELLYS - The Outrageous Tale of Canada's Deadliest Feud
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THE BLACK DONNELLYS - The Outrageous Tale of Canada's Deadliest Feud

By Hendley, Nate

Canmore, Alberta: Altitude Publishing Canada, 2004. 127 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Contents are: Prologue; A New Land; The Fuse Is Lit; Hit First Talk Later; Stagecoaches and Wedding Bells; A Rival Dispatched; Law and Disorder; A Missing Cow; Bad Moon Rising; A Dirge for the Donnellys; and Requiem; followed by an epilogue and a bibliography. . Third Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$9.95

RHYMES OF REBELLION
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RHYMES OF REBELLION

By Moir, John S.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1965. 81 pp. Light brown boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some minor rubbing on the left side of the front panel; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings and diagrams. Subtitled: Being a Selection of Contemporary Verses about the Recent Unpleasantness in Upper Canada 1837, this poetry collection contains: New Words to an Old Song; or John Gilpin Travestied; A True History; Suggested by the Lamented Death of the Late Col. Moody; The Fight at Montgomery's; The Caroline a New Song; Schlosser, or the Burning of the Steamboat Caroline; M'Nab's Navy Island Pork; New Year's Address of the Carrier of the Chronicle and Gazette to his Patrons; Lines on the Departure of Sir Francis Bond Head from Toronto; Lount's Farewell; Song - Canadian Volunteers; To the Patriots of the Frontiers; Attend All; Lines Written at Fort Henry; Cold Blew the Blast; The Convict's Wife; Lines of the Death of Mrs Comfort of Streetsville U.C.; Arise - Canadians; The Patriot Martyrs in Canada; The Burning of Peel; Sir Robert Peel; Welcome Patriots; Depart Ye Rebels; A Sympathetic Ode; The Song of the Battle of the Windmill; Battle of Prescott; Von Schoultz the Dying Canadian; Lord Free Us All; and National Anthem.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

CANADIAN GHOST STORIES
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CANADIAN GHOST STORIES

By Smith, Barbara

Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing, 2001. 248 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This story collection contains: HAUNTED HOUSES: Location Location Location; Protective Presence; Island Entities; Ghostly Helper; Funky Haunted Apartment; Suburban Spirits; Haunted Park; All in the Family; Jumpin' Jammers; Patty Cake; Fred's Family Phantom; Twelve Stranded Men; Haunted Honeymoon; Murdered Manifestation; Old House Haunter; Musical Manifestation; Welcome Home. TRANSPORTED TO BEYOND: Legend of the Light; Upsetting Journey; Ghostly Smoker; On and Off the Road Again; Titanic; The Voice; Regina's Demise; Ghostly Presence; Spectral Ships; The Young Teazer; Ghost of the Baie; Fire Upon the Water; Pacific Presences; Jane Miller of the Bay. SPIRIT SNIPPITS. THE SPIRIT'S INN: The Algonquin Hotel; Pub Creepy Crawlers; Spectral Speaker; Frontenac Returns; Ghost Attends Conference; Maud Stays Home; Haunted Landmark Razed; Spirts at the Bar. HISTORICALLY HAUNTED: Ghost Brothers; Brother from Beyond; The Thing; Knock Knock Who's There; The Real McCoy; Ghostly Chief; Evil Cursed Haunted or All Three. And THEY CAME BACK: Possession by a Poltergeist; The Grandfather Clock; Close Cousins; Caged Spirit; Phantom Footsteps; Mistaken Identity; River Wraith; Ghostly Queen; Devil Dog; Lady in Pink; Foreign Phantoms; Possessed Plane; and Laura's Legacy.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Arlana Anderson-Hale;. 8vo.

$9.95

HAUNTED HOTELS
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HAUNTED HOTELS

By Christensen, Jo-Anne

Edmonton, Alberta: Ghost House Books - Lone Pine Publishing, 2002. 215 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. This story collection contains: Golden State Ghosts: Hotel del Coronado; Hotel Queen Mary; Vineyard House; Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Northwest Wonders: Golden North Hotel; Hot Lake Hotel; Kootenay Hotel; Manresa Castle. From the Mysterious Midwest to the Eerie East: Bullock Hotel; The Olde Angel Inn; Queen Elizabeth Hotel; The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast; Echo Valley Conference Centre; The Pfister Hotel; The Phantom Inn; Foran's Hotel; Fort Garry Hotel. Spirits of the South: Las Posada de Santa Fe; The Gadsden Hotel; Crescent Hotel; Hotel Vendome; Goldfield Hotel; Oliver House; The Biltmore Hotel; The Driskill Hotel; Myrtles Plantation. Britain's Ghostly Guests: Molesworth Arms Hotel; The Mermaid Inn; The Talbot; Dalhousie Castle; Lord Crewe Arms Hotel; Comlongon Castle; Dryburgh Abbey Hotel; Finnygood Inn - Sconner House Inn; Weston Manor Hotel; and The Bell.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

YET MORE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL
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YET MORE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL

By Madden, Diane

Port Elgin, Ontario: The Brucedale Press, 2006. 108 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Subtitled: Mysteries in Our History, this collection contains: All That Glitters - Eugenia; Amanda - Owen Sound; Animal Magnetism - Owen Sound; Are We Dining Alone - Bruce Peninsula; Beautiful Joe: A Canadian Classic - Meaford; Did Jack the Ripper Make It to Ontario - Listowel; Empty Casket - Leith; The Eyes Have It - Meaford; Ghost Story; Grandma's Still Around - Owen Sound; Haunting on the Pond - Thornbury; A Helping Hand - Bruce Peninsula; If Walls Could Talk - Wiarton; Inverhuron's Haunted House; The King's Royal Hotel - Balmy Beach; Marysburgh Vortex - Great Lakes; Minnie Mischke - Williamsford; The Newlyweds - Collingwood; Night Lights - Walkerton; Pennies from Heaven - Port Elgin; Rumrunners and Moonshiners - Bruce Peninsula; Singhampton Supernatural; Spencer House - Hepworth; Walking Widdershins - Hanover; Who's There - Holland Centre; and Witches' Balls - folklore.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

NEVER CRY WOLF
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NEVER CRY WOLF

By Mowat, Farley

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1963. 247 pp. This is the double-jacketed version of Never Cry Wolf . Both the first state dustjacket with the comic drawing of the wolf - recalled because there was some objection by Farley Mowat to the presentation of the wolf - and the orange second state dustjacket with the portrait of the author on the front, are present. Both jackets have some edge and corner wear but, unfortunately, at one point they were stuck together and when they were separated, a fragment from the first state jacket stuck to the second state jacket; also, there is a chip from the upper right of the orange jacket; no interior markings. Included is a dropped-in newspaper article from the early 60s by Edgar Andrew Collard called The Wolf at the Door. Directed by Carroll Ballard, this was filmed in 1983, starring Charles Martin Smith and Brian Dennehy. And some wolves.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Only/Good Only. 8vo.

$39.95

ATLANTIC RESCUE - Saga of the Salvage Tugs:  The Serpent's Coil; Grey Seas Under
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ATLANTIC RESCUE - Saga of the Salvage Tugs: The Serpent's Coil; Grey Seas Under

By Mowat, Farley

New York: Ballantine Books, 1975. 222, 255 pp. Both books have edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spines; no interior markings. Covers by Chris Mayger. The Chapters in Grey Seas Under: A Ship is Found; Chadwick's Navy; The Innocents; Into the Ice; Ebb Tide; The Hungry Sea; The Turning Point; Changing the Guard; Marooned; Oil on Troubled Seas; The Belgian Sisters: One; The Belgian Sisters: Two; Collison; Dead Man's Rock; Chicken Feathers; A Wild Goose Chase; Approach to War; Too Close In - and Too Far Out; The Man from Burin; An Even Score; Mad Greeks and Sabotage; A Naval Engagement; The Sea Takes Three; A Ship Aflame; Two Kinds of Recognition; To France and Back; Death of a Captain; Sable Sands and St Pierre; The Writing on the Wall; and The Last Return. The Serpent's Coil has numbered chapters.. Later Printings. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Chris Mayger;.

$14.95

A BROKEN ARROW
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A BROKEN ARROW

By Badcock, Captain T. C.

St. John's, Newfoundland: Al Clouston Publications, 1988. 163 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing on the dustjacket; previous owner's name inside. This is subtitled The Story of the Arrow Air Disaster in Gander - Newfoundland. This is the story of the Armed Forces role in the worst disaster in Canadian aviation history. The Arrow Airlines Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC8 63CF jetliner, on the way home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from Cairo, Egypt, stalled and crashed almost immediately after a re-fuelling stop in Gander, killing all 248 passengers and 8 crew members.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE DAY OF VARICK FRISSELL
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THE DAY OF VARICK FRISSELL

By Pilgrim, Earl B. (preface by Peter Roberts)

St. John's, Newfoundland: DRC Publishers, 2004. (viii) 231 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Varick Frissell went to Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1920s to work with Dr. Wilfred Grenfell and the International Grenfell Association. A Yale grad and the son of a wealthy New Yorker, Frissell went as a volunteer and worked installing water and sewer systems in the hospitals of the Grenfell Mission. And he also got into making films about the region. And in 1931, he was aboard the SS Viking when it left St. John's. Frissell and his camera crew were there to finish shooting a film, a film that included the seal hunt. And an explosion blew apart the SS Viking.... First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

CURSE OF THE FLEUR DE LIS - The Biography of Jacob Killman - Broken Ear (Ta-Honh-Ta-Riako)
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CURSE OF THE FLEUR DE LIS - The Biography of Jacob Killman - Broken Ear (Ta-Honh-Ta-Riako)

By Killman, Murray

Caledonia, Ontario: Killman Art Gallery Publishing, 1990. (xiii) 278 pp. Signed on the title page by Murray Killman. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; endpaper maps; illustrated with line drawings. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket with a small chip from the upper edge of the front panel; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Dj art by Murray Killman. By birth, artist Jacob Kilman was an American. War forced him to leave his home in Upstate New York and become a United Empire Loyalist. The Chapters are: Albany Bush - his life in British colonial New York; Catharine's Town - home of his Seneca lover; The Committee Men - the rebel committee of safety; The Secret Expedition - the Loyalist counter attack; Painted Tories - a Loyalist guerrilla army is born; The Castle Smasher - the death of the confederacy; Flaming Arrows - flame and sword, Loyalist retaliation; The Last Command - the defeat of the rebel Daniel Boone; The Land Ticket - banishment, the struggle at Niagara; and A Province is Born - the War of 1813 and the new British colony of Upper Canada prevails.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Murray Killman;. 8vo.

$14.95

MASTERS OF SAIL - The Era of Square-rigged Vessels in the Maritime Provinces
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MASTERS OF SAIL - The Era of Square-rigged Vessels in the Maritime Provinces

By Spicer, Stanley T.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1968. 278 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with black and white plates. Some edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword; The Birth of an Industry; The Maritime Square-rigged Vessel; Shipbuilders in Nova Scotia; Shipbuilders in New Brunswick; Shipbuilders in Prince Edward Island; Building a Wooden Vessel; The Mariners; The Ship's Business; Navigational Aids to Shipping; and Of Men and Ships; followed by an Epilogue and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

SABLE ISLAND SHIPWRECKS - Disaster and Survival at the North Atlantic Graveyard
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SABLE ISLAND SHIPWRECKS - Disaster and Survival at the North Atlantic Graveyard

By Campbell, Lyall

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 1994. (vii) 200 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white drawings, diagrams, photographs and maps. The Contents are: A Rash Nobleman, a Cool Pirate and an Unsolved Mystery; Destroyer of Ships and a Haven of Wild Horses; Meeting Spot of Privateers, Fishermen and Unfortunate Others; The Impact of Sinking Ships and Mounting Tragedy; The Loss and Gain of the Hannah and Eliza; A Plethora of Shipwrecks; The Triumphs of Joseph Darby; A Season of Growlers at Sable Island; A Pair of Villains, an Angel, and the East End Station; Women and Children First... Unfortunately; Gross Inefficiency or Worse; A Lone Survivor; Grace Darling, the Rocket Apparatus and the Destruction of Sable Island; and The End of an Era and the Beginning of a New Age; followed by an index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

SABLE ISLAND - Fatal and Fertile Crescent
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SABLE ISLAND - Fatal and Fertile Crescent

By Campbell, Lyall

Windsor, Nova Scotia: Lancelot Press, 1974. 104 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and a map. The Contents are: The Mysterious Sable Island; Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Sable; Pioneering Canada: La Roche's Sable Settlement; The Sable Slaughterhouse of Acadians and New Englanders; The Sable Sea-Hospital of Boston's LeMercier and Company; Sable Victims: Shipwrecks of the Early English Period; A Sable Ghost Story and a Solved Mystery; Sir John Wentworth's Sable Island Humane Establishment; Life as a Sable Colonist; More Sable Victims: Shipwrecks of Sable's Humane Era; The End of Shipwrecks and the Sable Island Pony; Canada's Exploration of Sable; and Sable Now: A Question of the Meaning of Life.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$29.95

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