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200 Years of Firefighting 1768 - 1968: The Bicentennial of the Halifax Fire Department
by Pearl Connelly
Halifax Fire Department 1968
This rare booklet is copiously illustrated in black and white and includes many historic photos. This copy has a small tear at the right edge of the front cover, and the date "1768" on the cover has been marked over with a black marker, but otherwise the condition is good.
35 pp no index
Card Covers    $20

1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal
by Christopher Moore
McClelland and Stewart 1997
A fascinating history of the political machinations which led to
Confederation.
279 pp including index
Trade Paper   $9

1980 National Genealogical Directory
ed. by Michael J. Burchall and Judy Warren
Federation of Family History Societies 1980
This is a directory of FFHS members’ surname interests and contact information. Although the addresses given may no longer be current this would still be a good starting resource for locating specific surname researchers in the UK.
224 pp, alphabetically and numerically listed
Trade Paper    $10

Abridged Report of the National Council of Women of Canada 1944
NCWC 1944
Contains reports of regional Presidents, lists of members, committees, etc. This copy has a stain on the front cover where price ticket was removed, otherwise good.
211 pp no index
Card Covers    $15

Acadians of Nova Scotia Past and Present
by Sally Ross and Alphonse Deveau
Nimbus 1992
Winner of both the Evelyn Richardson and Dartmouth Book Awards, this is the first modern work dealing with the history of the Acadians in Nova Scotia.
214 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

The Acadiensis Reader Volume 2: Atlantic Canada After Confederation
edited by P.A. Buckner and Paul Frank
Acadiensis Press 1988
Contains seventeen essays on Atlantic Canada's history.
431 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12 

Adele Hugo: La Miserable
by Leslie Smith dow
Goose Lane Editions 1993
Smith Dow traces the tragic life of Victor Hugo's daughter including her time in Halifax
194 pp including index
Trade Paper    $10

The African-American Almanac (Seventh Edition)
edited by L. Mpho Mabunda
Gale 1997
Ex-Libris, from a reference collection, conatining only one one (interior) label. First published in 1967, the Almanac is an indespensable African-American resource which includes historical and biographical notes as well as a wealth of other information.
1270 pp including index
Hardcover    $80

Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community
by Donald H. Clairmont and Dennis William Margill
McClelland & Stewart 1974
After thirty years this book remains the definitive study of the tragedy of Africville.
272 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

The Alban Quest: The Search for a Lost Tribe
by Farley Mowat
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1999
Mowat presents compelling evidence to suggest that an early group of seafarers, originating in what is now Scotland, traveled to the Canadian Arctic before the Vikings reached Newfoundland. First British edition. Includes a map of the northern Atlantic and Arctic on the front and rear endpapers. This copy has a small tear in the dust jacket at the rear lower edge but is otherwise clean and tight.
379 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

An Album of Drawings of Early Buildings in Nova Scotia
by Arthur W. Wallace
Heritage Trust of NS / NS Museum 1976
This book contains 64 plates of architectural sketches and drawings in black and white. This edition is likely a reprint although it does not say so. The text includes a bibliography, glossary and general index.
As New
Paper Covers   $30

Alone at Sea: The Adventures of Joshua Slocum
by Ann Spencer
Doubleday 1998
An entertaining account of the life of Joshua Slocum, the Nova Scotian who was the first sailor to circumnavigate the world alone. This copy has a crease in the upper left corner of the rear cover and some minor edgewear but is overall good.
321 pp including index
Trade Paper   $12

America: A Narrative History Volumes 1 & 2
by George Brown Tindall
Norton 1984/1988
A popular introduction to American history at the college level. Volume 1 is in the first edition of 1984, volume 2 is in the second edition of 1988 Each volume is indexed with appendices, pagination is continuous but overlapping due to the difference in editions.
Trade Paperback    $25 The Set

American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it
by Richard N. Rosenfeld
St. Martin's Press 1997
The Philadelphia Aurora was America's leading opposition newspaper from 1790 through 1800. In this original and radical work of American history Rosenfeld presents his narrative in the voice of William Duane, co-editor of the Aurora with Benjamin Bache, a grandson of Benjamin Franklin. Interspersed through the text are excerpts from the Aurora. This copy is good in a good jacket.
988 pp including endnotes and index
Hardcover    $30

Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide to Family History and Genealogy
by Jim & Terry Willard
Houghton Mifflin 1997 The companion volume to the PBS television series
Trade Paper   $10

Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond the King and I
by Leslie Smith Dow
Pottersfield Press 1991
An acclaimed modern biography of an indomitable lady who gained enduring fame for her adventures in Siam. Anna Leonowens was the founder of the Victoria School of Art and Design, now the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
154 pp no index
Trade Paperback    $10

Annapolis Valley Saga
by Malcolm Cecil Foster
Lancelot 1992
A personal memoir of growing up in the Annapolis Valley in the early days of the 20th century.
Trade Paper   $15

Another Night: Cape Breton Stories True and Tall
edited by Ronald Caplan
Breton Books 1995
Large Print Edition
Contains 46 stories.
42 pp no index
Trade Paper   $10

The Antigonish Review, Number 73
ed George Sanderson
Spring 1988
Periodical, founded 1970. Contains poetry, fiction, articles, book reviews and artwork. The cover of this copy shows some fading and scuffing but otherwise condition is good.
145 pp no index
Trade Paper   $15

The Antigonish Review, Number 105
ed George Sanderson
Spring 1996
Periodical, founded 1970. Contains poetry, fiction, articles, and artwork. The spine of this copy shows some chips but otherwise condition is good.
163 pp no index
Trade Paper   $15

Archie Neil: From the Life and Stories of Archie Neil Chisholm of Margaree Forks, Cape Breton
by Mary Anne Ducharme; edited by Ronald Caplan
Breton Books 1992
Part biography, part oral history and part tall tale, this anthology highlights the life of one of Cape Breton’s most colourful and beloved radio personalities. This copy is bumped a bit at the front lower foredge but is otherwise good.
222 pp no index
Trade Paper   $12

The Artic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818 - 1909
by Pierre Berton
Viking 1988
First American Edition
Chronicles the history of a century of Arctic exploration. This copy bears a gift inscription on the half-title.
672 pp including index
Trade Paper   $15

Aspects of Louisbourg
Edited by Eric Krause, Carol Corbin and William O'Shea
University College of Cape Breton 1995
"Essays on the history of an Eighteenth-Century French Community in North America, published to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the founding of Louisbourg".
312 pp no index
Trade Paper   $15

An Atlantic Album: Photographs of the Atlantic Provinces before 1920
by Scott Robson and Shelagh Mackenzie
Nimbus 1985
Contains 156 historic photographs and includes a brief about each photographer. The spine of this copy is sunned. 8 ¾ " x 11 ½"
168 pp no index
Trade Paper   $20

The Atlantic Provinces: The Emergence of Colonial Society 1712 - 1857
by W. S. MacNutt
McClelland & Stewart (Reprint) 1975
Originally published in 1965, this is Volume IX of the Canadian Centenary Series, and is a survey of the general history of the region.
306 pp including index
Trade Paper    $8

Atlantic Yesterdays: Unusual Stories of the Famed Atlantic Provinces
by Roland H. Sherwood
Lancelot 1978
Contains 16 stories. Mr. Sherwood was the author of many popular books about Nova Scotia.
92 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

B……….Was for Butter and Enemy Craft
by Evelyn M.Richardson
Petheric Press 1976
First Edition
A personal memoir of the author's time as a lighthouse keeper on Bon Portage Island, Nova Scotia, during the Second World War. The author's previous memoir, "We Keep a Light", is a Governor-General's Award winner.
122 pp no index
Card Covers    $15

Badges of the Canadian Navy
by J. Graeme Arbuckle
Nimbus 1987
Features full-colour illustrations of the badges almost 200 Canadian ships. A very useful reference, now out of print. This copy is slightly edgeworn and the jacket has some small chips and tears but overall the condition is good.
203 pp including index and glossary
Harcover    $25

Bandits and Privateers: Canada in the Age of Gunpowder
By Harold Horwood and Ed Butts
Goodread 1988 Reprint
"True stories of the colonial rogues and scoundrels who bring Canadian history to life"
227 pp including index
Mass Market     $5 

The Battle of Citadel Hill
by Elizabeth Pacey
Lancelot 1979
This is the story of how concerned citizens came together to prevent unchecked urban development from blocking the viewplanes from the Halifax Citadel to the harbour. The cover of this copy has been taped where the cover is torn at the lower spine but is otherwise good.
151 pp no index
Card Covers     $10 

Beginning Again: Further Adventures of a Loyalist Family
by Mary Beacock Fryer
Dundurn 1988
This is the author’s second novel in the chronicles of the Seaman family as they flee to Canada in the aftermath of the Revolution. For ages 10 – 14.
Juvenile Fiction
263 pp no index
Trade Paper     $9 

The Beginnings of New France 1524 -1663
by Marcel Trudel, translated by Patricia Claxton
McClelland 1973
Number 2 in the Canadian Centenary Series, this is one of the more rare books of the set. This copy is ex-libris, stamped and marked. The card pocket has been removed. The dust jacket is missing but otherwise a good copy
323 pp including index
Hardcover     $40

The Best of Helen Creighton
Selected and introduced by Rosemary Bauchman
Lancelot 1988 fourth printing 1990
Contains excerpts from four of Dr. Creighton's books, 8 songs with music, and two new tales. This copy has some coffee staining and a cover fold but is otherwise good.
143 pp no index
Trade Paper     $8

Beyond the Estate: Historic Buildings of Mount Uniacke
By Mary Kennickell
Lancelot 1981
Forty-two historic buildings of the Mount Uniacke area are drawn and described by the author. This copy is autographed on the title page.
91 pp no index
Card covers     $15

Black and Bluenose: The Contemporary History of a Community
By Charles Saunders
Pottersfield 1999
This book is a collection of ten of the author's newspaper columns, originally published the Halifax "Daily News", and is introduced by G eorge Elliott Clarke.The condition of the copy is near new.
223 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Black Diamond City: Nanaimo - The Victorian Era
by Jan Pereson
Heritage House 2002
A history of Nanaimo's first 50 years, including many photos. This copy is signed by the author.
240 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

Black Genealogy
by Charles Blockson with Ron Fry
Prentice-Hall Inc. 1977
This is the first edition of Blockson's classic work on the subject. This ex-libris copy is stamped and marked, and is bound in library binding.
232 pp including index
Hardcover      $25

Bluenose: Queen of the Grand Banks
by Feenie Ziner
Chilton Book Company 1970
First Edition
A history of Canada’s most famous schooner. This copy has suffered some damage where it appears a small hole has been poked through the back board. The dust jacket has very little damage and is in a protective cover.
111 pp no index
Hardcover      $25

Bluenose Ghosts
by Helen Creighton
McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1976
Helen Creighton's classic collection of Nova Scotia ghost stories. This copy has the owner's initials marked in ink on all edges, and the front endpaper is missing.
280 pp no index
Trade Paper      $10

Bluenose Magic
by Helen Creighton
Ryerson Press 1968 (reprint 1970)
The classic study of Nova Scotia folklore by one of Canada’s most respected folklorists. This copy has no dust jacket. It is otherwise good except for a black-marker mark on the front free endpaper.
297 pp including index
Hardcover      $10

British Columbia Chronicle 1778 – 1846: Adventurers by Sea and Land / British Columbia Chronicle 1847 – 1871: Gold and Colonists
by G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen Akrigg
Discovery Press 1975/1977
A well-researched and comprehensive history of British Columbia in 2 volumes. This set includes a special presentation page in each volume indicating that it was presented to The Hon. George Mitchell on behalf of the Province of British Columbia. The dust jackets of both volumes show very minor edgewear and chipping but otherwise condition is very good.
429 pp including index (volume 1)
439 pp including index (volume 2)
Hardcover      $45 the set

Brownell Genealogy from Thomas of Rawmarsh, England
compiled by J. Archer Brownell
privately published 1989
Genealogy of the Atlantic Canadian branch of the Brownell family in North America. Maroon boards with gilt lettering. Signed and inscribed by the author.This book is out-of-print and rare. This copy is in very good condition except for some minor staining on the foredges. The white dust jacket is yellowing slightly and has some minor flaws, including a small tear at the upper rear edge.
445 pp including index
Hardcover      $50

Butterbox Babies
by Betty Cahill
Seal Books 1992
The story of the infamous Ideal Maternity Home of East Chester, NS. Many mothers who gave birth at the Home were told that their babies died when in fact they were adopted by American couples. Some of the babies who did die were buried in butter boxes in the backyard.
244 pp including index
Mass Market    $8

Butterbox Survivors – Life After the Ideal Maternity Home
by Robert Hartlen
Nimbus 1999
Personal stories from thirty-six adult adoptees, including the author, who survived Chester’s notorious Ideal Maternity Home. The covers on this copy are slightly warped, and there is a crease and some minor staining on the rear cover and last page, otherwise good.
238 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Le Canada et les Suisses 1604 1974
By E.H. Bovay
Editions Universitaires Frisbourg 1976
Published to commemorate the history of Swiss immigration and settlement in Canada since 1604. The book is profusely illustrated. French text only. This copy is ex-libris, containing several stamps, marks, and a card pocket. On the front flyleaf is a bookplate stating "presente par l'Ambassade de Suisse au nom de PRO HELVETIA. Good in good jacket, which is in a protective cover.
344 pp including index
Hardcover    $40

Canada's Natural History
Photographs by Tim Fitzharris, text by John Livingston
Viking Studio Books 1988
This beautifully illustrated coffee-table book remains one of the finest photographic essays on the subject. It was published in association with the Canadian Geographic Society. This copy is clean and tight except for some minor damage to the back of the dust jacket along the bottom edge.
199 pp no index
Hardcover    $25

Canadian By Choice
by Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic
Lancelot 1990 third printing
"The true story of an immigrant couple's struggle to win dignity, security and love in their new homeland."
147 pp no index
Trade Paper    $8

Canadian Glass c. 1825 - 1925
by Gerald Stevens
Ryerson Press 1967
Probably a First Edition. Condition is very good, dust jacket has some wear and tear at edges.
262 pp No Index
Hardcover    $60

The Canadian Odyssey: The Greek Experience in Canada
by Peter D. Chimbos
McClelland & Stewart 1980
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
An overview of the history of Greek immigrants in Canada. This copy is ex-libris, containing stamps, marks and a card pocket.
176 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

Canadian History Before Confederation: Essays and Interpretations
ed J.M Bumsted
Irwin-Dorsey Ltd. 3rd printing 1976
A college textbook of 30 essays on Canada's pre-confederation history. Contains some underlining and notes both in pencil and ink, and also some passages are highlighted in yellow, otherwise condition is good.
514 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Canadian Women: A History
By Alison Prentice et al
Harcourt, Brace,Jovanovich 1988 reprint 1992
From the introduction: "We [the authors] hope to illuminate the history of women in Canada, in all its diversity. Often faced with enormous difficulties, sometimes treated with the most cruel injustice in communities that were for the most part patriarchal, Canadian women struggled to survive, to contribute, and to make their lives meaningful. We study their lives because women have been integral to Canada's history. What they were and did made all the difference." This copy is marked in ink and has highlighting in one or two places but is otherwise good.
496 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

The Canadians
by George Woodcock
University of Queensland Press 1979
This is the first Australian edition of Woodcock's popular history of the Canadian people.
A good, clean copy which shows some wear to the dust jacket.
301 pp plus index
Hardcover     $20

The Canadians: Biographies of a Nation (Volume 2)
by Patrick Watson
McArthur and Company 2001
A companion book to the series seen on History Television. Contains biographies of sixteen interesting people from Canada's history.
359 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Cape Breton Book of Days
by Pamela Newton, illustrated by Ellison Robertson
An illustrated calendar of important dates in Cape Breton's history. The cover of this copy shows some wear and chipping.
221 pp no index
Card Covers     $15

The Cape Breton Fiddler
by Allister MacGillivray
College of Cape Breton Press 1981
"A collection of photographs, character sketches and fiddle tunes with genealogical and historical information on one of the last Celtic strongholds in North America. Featured are many of the fascinating and talented individuals who have helped preserve a special strain of Highland Scottish culture for nearly two centuries" Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present. This copy is in poor condition and is good for a reading copy only.
193 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Cape Breton Historical Essays
Edited by Don Macgillivray and Brian Tennyson
College of Cape Breton Press third printing 1985
Contains ten essays, with notes and references.
156 pp no index
Trade Paper     $20

Cape Breton Ships and Men
by John P. Parker
Government of Nova Scotia 1967
A history of Cape Breton shipping to about the year 1900. The dust jacket has some small tears, chips, and discolourations, otherwise it is a clean, tight copy.
197 pp including index
Hardcover     $40

The Captain, the Colonel and Me (Bedford, NS Since 1503)
by Elsie Churchill Tolson
The Tribune Press 1979
This book was published in celebration of the incorporation of Bedford as a Town, July 1st 1980. Illustrated, with maps.
264 pp no index
Paper Covers     $14

Captain's Papers: A Log of Whaling and Other Sea Experiences
By Captain Ellsworth Luce West as told to Eleanor Ransom Mayhew
Barre Publishers 1965
The Dust Jacket is chipped in several places but otherwise this copy is in very good condition.
172 pp no index
Hardcover     $55

Celtic Roots
by Thomas Airlie Brown
Trafford 2001
A fictional account of the spread of the Celts and their culture. The story is told in a blend of historical description and the first-person voices of various narrators. A bibliography and list of suggested reading materials is included.
Fiction
260 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Champagne Navy: Canada's Small Boat Raiders of the Second World War
by Brian Nolan and Brian Jeffrey Street
Random House 1991
A popular account of the fighting men who served in light coastal forces during WWII. This copy shows some wear, especially on the front cover where the lamination is curling back from the cover along the edges. Otherwise the condition is good.
260 pp including index
Trade Paper     $10

Cheticamp: Histoire et Traditions acadiennes
by Pere Anselme Chaisson
Editions des Aboiteaux 1972 (third edition)
"Cheticamp: History and Acadian Traditions" is considered the definitive work on the history of Cheticamp, Inverness Co, Cape Breton. This edition is in French text only.
317 pp including index
Trade Paper     $35

Cheticamp: History and Acadian Traditions
by Anselme Chiasson
Breton Books 1998 (Reprint)
This edition includes a supplemental chapter added by Father Chiasson to update the text, originally published in 1962.
275 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Christmas With the Rural Mail
by Lance Woolaver
Nimbus Publishing 1979
A poem to accompany paintings and hand-painted Christmas cards by Maud Lewis. Contains 15 illustrations. This copy is autographed and inscribed "To Peter producer
and director Lance Woolaver on the occasion of 1st day shooting Maud Lewis documentary 1996"
Card Covers    $15

Clan Cameron
compiled by Alan McNie
Cascade Publishing Company 1988
From the series: Your Clan Heritage. This illustrated booklet contains a brief history of Clan Cameron including a clan map, names of notable Camerons, and a list of associated surnames. This copy is in good condition and included are two Clan Cameron postcards depicting the tartan and badge of the Clan.
34 pp no index
Trade Paper    $8

Colchester Women
Colchester Historical Museum 1978
Biographical sketches and photos of over 90 women of the Colchester area.
92 pp no index
Comb-bound, Card covers    $15

Collections of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Volume 44
RNSHS 1996
Contents - The Phyllis R. Blakeley Memorial Lectures: Portia White’s Spiritual Winter; Elizabeth Murdoch Frame: A Nova Scotia Historian; Simon Hugh Holms Revisited. Papers – The Port Habitation: A Politically Correct Reconstruction; Newspaper Attitudes as Reflected in Mactalla: Déjà Vu All Over Again; Bondage and Freedom: Apprentices, Servants and Slaves in Colonial Nova Scotia; William Hall, V.C., of Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia Nineteenth-Century Naval Hero; Mercenaries or Killer Angels? Nova Scotia in the American Civil War; Crime and Society in Halifax 1918 – 1935; The Great Amherst Mystery: Linking Folk Belief with Female Experience; Voyages to North America before John Cabot: Separating Fact from Fiction; Halifax and the Garrison Theatrical Tradition; The Trelawney Maroons and Sir John Wentworth: The Struggle to Maintain Their Culture 1796 – 1800; A Forerunner of J.B. MacLachlan? – Sedition, Libel and Manipulating the Myth of Howe.
211 pp no index
Card Covers    $15

Come Near At Your Peril: A Visitor's Guide to the Island of Newfoundland (New Edition)
Breakwater 1994
A popular guide to traveling in Newfoundland.
119 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

The Company of Adventurers: A Narrative of Seven Years in the Service of the Hudson's Bay Company during 1867 - 1874
by Isaac Cowie
a Bison Book (University of Nebraska Press)
Originally published in 1913 by William Briggs of Toronto, this facsimile edition contains a new introduction by David Reed Miller.
513 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

The Company of Adventurers
by Peter C.Newman
Viking 1985
This is the first volume of Newman's acclaimed history of the Hudson's Bay Company. This copy is autographed with the inscription "To Ferne, All the Best, 1985". It is in good condition although the dust jacket has a few small tears.
413 pp including index
Hardcover    $40

Company of Adventurers / Caesars of the Wilderness by Peter C. Newman
Viking 1985/1987
Very Good w/VG Dust Jacket; A history of the Hudson's Bay Company in two volumes
Hardcover    $35 the set

The Company Store: James Bryson McLachlan and the Cape Breton Coal Miners 1900 – 1925
Doubleday 1983
In 1905 the Cape Breton coal miners launched their first strike against pitiful wages and working conditions. The mining companies and the government retaliated in brutal fashion but the strikes continued over fifteen years until McLachlin organized the miners successfully, and thus laid the foundations of the Canadian labour movement. This copy is in good condition with the dust jacket in a protective cover, and bears a gift inscription on the front free endpaper.
362 pp including index
Hard Cover    $35

Continuous Journey: A Social History of South Asians in Canada
By Norman Buchignani and Doreen M. Indra, with Ram Srivastiva
McClelland & Stewart 1985
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
250 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

The Corvette Navy: True Stories From Canada's Atlantic War
by James Lamb
Signet 1979
The first mass-market edition of this classic account of Canada's corvettes of WWII
180 pp no index
Mass Market    $8

Courage Below, White Wings Above: True Tales of the Sea
by Francis W. Grant
Lancelot 1979
Twenty Nova Scotian sea stories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries
106 pp no index
Card Covers    $10

Crime and Punishment in Canada: A History
By D. Owen Carrigan
McClelland & Stewart 1991
"The first comprehensive history to describe and analyze the nature and development of crime and its treatment from the early French explorers to the present". This copy is stamped as a review copy and appears to have barely been used.
544 pp including index
Trade Paper    $30

Crime Wave: Con Men, Rogues, and Scoundrels From Nova Scotia's Past
By Dean Jobb
Pottersfield 1991
Dean Jobb covered the courts in Nova Scotia for four years for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Mail-Star. His previous book "Shades of Justice" won the Evelyn Richardson Award for best non-fiction work by a Nova Scotia author.
152 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

Currents in the Stream: Miramichi People and Places
by Wayne Curtis
Goose Lane 1988
“Currents in the Stream is an affectionate portrait of the Miramichi by a son of the river. Wayne Curtis describes communities form Juniper to Loggieville and some of the notable people and events which have contributed to the story of this special region”.
214 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

Dalhousie University: A Time to Remember
edited by William Butler and William Strode
Photographs by Brian Smith
Harmony House 1990 A beautiful photographic study of Dalhousie University, Halifax. This copy is missing its front-free endpaper and the dust jacket is chipped and rubbed at the edges.
112 pp no index
Hardcover    $12

Dartmouth: Photographs by Sherman Hines
by Sherman Hines
Nimbus 1987
Hines' book is a beautiful, full colour photographic record of the old City of Dartmouth.
63 pp no index
Hardcover    $15

Deadly Seas: The Duel Between the St.Croix and the U305 in the Battle of the Atlantic
by David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig
Random House Canada 1997
"Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of the HMCS St. Croix and the U305 and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. A war story that reads like the best kind of thriller, Deadly Seas is a unique collaboration by a Canadian and a German that sets the record straight for both sides." This copy bears a presentaion bookplate from the Naval Officer Training Centre to Lt(N) J.C. Couillard. Good in good jacket.
346 pp including index
Hardcover    $20

Debrett's Family Historian: A Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry
by Noel Currer-Briggs and Royston Gambier
Webb & Bower, published in Canada by Collins, 1981
An introductory guide, geared for research in the UK. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks.
208 pp no index
Hardcover     $20

Despite the Odds: Essays on Canadian Women and Science
Edited by Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley
Vehicule Press 1990
" 'Despite the Odds' reflects a broad view of science which includes medicine, mathematics, social and applied science, technology, and innovation. It is and essential anthology for those interested in women's history and the history of science in Canada."
552 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

The Diary Of A Dead Man 1862 - 1864
compiled by J.P Ray
Eastern Acorn Press 1981
"The unedited diary and letters of Ira Pettit, a Union Private, who fought on the battlefields of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and The Wilderness, and who died in the squalor of Andersonville Prison."
430 pp including index
Trade Paper     $12

The Diary of Sarah Clinch: A Spirited Socialite in Victorian Nova Scotia
edited by Megan Hallett
Nimbus 2001
A fascinating first-hand look at 18th century Halifax society through the eyes of an young Bostonian lady. Sarah Clinch was a visitor to Halifax from November 1853 to August 1854. This copy is as new.
182 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

Dickens of the Mounted: The Asounding Long-lost Letters of Inspector F. Dickens NWMP 1874 - 1886
edited by Eric Nichol
McCleland & Stewart 1989
A fictional history of the real-life career of Francis J. Dickens, son of the famous author, during his time in service with the Northwest Mounted Police.
294 pp no index
Fiction
Hardcover    $25

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
George W. Brown, General Editor
University of Toronto Press 1972 - 1994
Volumes I - XIII; Volume VII (1836 - 1850) is missing. This set includes 2 index volumes: index to Vols I - IV; and index to Vols I - XII. Vols. III and IX of this set are mismatched, being of earlier editions. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Dust Jackets are in protective covers except for that of the index to Vols. I - IV, which is missing. This set was a reference item and is in good condtion.
Hardcover     $400

Discovering Your Scottish Roots: a step-by-step guide for family researchers
By Alwyn James
Clarke, Irwin & Company 1982
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
182 pp including appendices, no index
Permabound    $15

Don't Slip on the Soap
by Andy MacDonald
Musson 1981 (second printing)
This is the sequel to MacDonald's "Bread and Molassses", and continues his account of growing up in a Cape Breton coal-mining town during the Depression. The reader is touched by his humorous stories of the family's struggle through the good times and the bad.
177 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Down North: The Book of Cape Breton's Magazine
edited by Ronald Caplan
Doubleday Canada Ltd. 1980
A selection of stories and articles from early issues of Cape Breton's Magazine.
241 pp no index
Trade Paper     $20

East Coast Panorama: The History of Shipping Companies on Canada's East Coast from 1900 Onward
by J.P. Andrieux
W.F. Rannie 1984
A history of commercial shipping in Newfoundland in the 20th century.
This copy has been autographed by the author and has an inscription to John MacDougall dated 30-07-1990.
151 pp no index
Trade Paper     $18

The East India Company: A History
By Brian Gardner
A history of a company which changed the world and helped win Britain her empire. This copy has the previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper but is otherwise good in a good jacket.
319 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

Echoes Across the Valley: A History of Kingston and its Neighbors Volumes I & II
Kingston Historical Society 1994
This two-volume set covers the history of Kingston, Kings County, NS from the days of the early settlers of the mid-eighteenth to the late twentieth century, and is illustrated throughout.
269pp + 311 pp no index
Trade Paper    $50

The Edge of Yesterday: Sea Disasters of Nova Scotia
by Robert C. Parsons
Pottersfield Press 2003
A collection of stories of sea disasters from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
223 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Edwardian Halifax: Postcard Glimpses of an Era 1900 - 1920
by Dan Soucoup
Nimbus 1998
This beautifully book includes over 100 vintage postcard illustrations, including some from the Halifax explosion, and many of buildings and scenes which have disappeared into history.
As New
88 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Electric City: The Stehelins of New France
by Paul H. Stehelin
Nimbus/Lancelot 1983
(reprinted 2003?)
The story of the Stehelin family, who emigrated from Normandy to Digby County, NS in the late 19th century. This copy is warped, the cover corners are slightly curled, and some pages are damaged along the bottom edge.
276 pp no index
Trade Paper    $8

The Elusive Eden: a New History of California
by Richard B. Rice, William A. Bullough, and Richard J. Orsi
Knopf 1988
This is a textbook developed for college use.
618 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

Eminent Canadians: Candid Tales of Then and Now
By John Fraser
McClelland & Stewart 2000
Contains essays about eight people prominent in Canada's political history: The Right Reverend John Strachan, The Right Reverend Terence Finlay, The Honourable George Brown, The Honourable Wiiliam Thorsell, The Right Honourable Sir Wilfred Laurier, The Right Honourable Jean Chretien, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II. This copy has sustained minor water damage.
306 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

England and the Discovery of America 1481 - 1620
By David Beers Quinn
Knopf 1974 First Edition
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present and the dust jacket is in a Brodart plastic cover.
497 pp plus index.
Hardcover    $25

Even the Babe Came to Play: Small-Town Baseball in the Dirty 30s
by Robert Ashe
Nimbus 1991
The story of baseball in the Maritmes in the Depression era, especially the championship team of St.Stephen, New Brunswick.
172 pp including index
Trade Paper     $10

Every Popish Person: The Story of Roman Catholicism in Nova Scotia and the Church of Halifax, 1604 - 1984
by J. Brian Hanington
printed for the Diocese by Scanner Art Services, Toronto 1984
This copy is in Fine condition; the dust jacket has one tear in the lower right front corner. It was a presentation copy and contains a label reading " To Delegates of the Catholic Women's League 1991 National Convention to Halifax Compliments Archdiocese of Halifax"
272 pp including index
Hardcover   $20

Family Ties: The Ancestral and Familial Connections of Thomas Chandler Haliburton
by Gordon M. Haliburton
Stoney Hill Publishing 1996
141 pp including index
Trade Paper    $20

The Fiddlehead - Atlantic Canada's International Literary Journal, Number 184
Don McKay; editor
University of New Brunswick Summer 1995
Periodical. Contains fiction, poetry and review articles.
134 pp no index
Trade Paper    $15

The First Bishop: A Biography of Charles Inglis
by Brian Cuthbertson
Waegwoltic Press 1987
Charles Inglis, the foremost Loyalist clergyman to remain in the colonies during the revolution, was consecrated in 1787 as the first Bishop of Nova Scotia. He was the first overseas bishop of the Church of England, and his episcopate laid the foundation of the Anglican Church in the Maritimes. This copy is very good except for heavy sunning on the spine which has caused the pink of the cover to fade to pale green.
292 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

The First Nova Scotian
by Mark Finnan
Formac 1997
“The story of Sir William Alexander and his lost colony of Charlesford, Nova Scotia’s first English-speaking settlement.” This copy is as new.
169 pp no index
Trade Paper    $15

Fit to Print - New Brunswick's Papers: 150 Years of the Comic, the Sad, the Odd, and the Forgotten
B.J. Grant
Goose Lane Editions 1987
An eclectic and entertaining collection of extracts from New Brunswick newspapers covering a wide variety of topics. The front cover of this copy has two bad creases in the lower right-hand corner but otherwise condition is very good.
259 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

Flight From Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada
by Donald MacKay
McClelland and Stewart 1990
A comprehensive and moving account of Irish immigration to Canada from the 1600s to the time of the famine. This copy is very good and is signed by the author.
368 pp including index
Hardcover    $35

Folklore of Lunenburg County
by Helen Creighton
National Museum of Canada 1950
Bulletin No. 117, Anthropological Series No. 29. This copy shows minor edgewear and some staining on the cover but is good overall.
163 pp no index
Card Covers    $20

Following the Sea
by Benjamin Doane
Nimbus/Nova Scotia Museum 1988 (second revised printing)
Doane's original manuscript, based on the journals he kept while at sea, was written in 1899 but remained unpublished until 1987. The result is a fascinating true account of the seafaring life in the 19th century.
275 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

Foods of Spry's Field
by Laura Elliott et al
Urban Farm Museum Society 2002
Named after Captain William Spry, Chief Surveyor of Nova Scotia, Spryfield can trace its history back to the 1770s. The Urban Farm Museum Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the community lest its identity be lost amid the post-amalgamation supercity of the "Halifax Regional Municipality". This cookbook presents many traditional recipes from some of the earliest settler families.
288 pp including index
Coil Bound    $10

Footsteps in Time: Exploring Hamilton’s Heritage Neighbourhoods Vol 1
by Bill Manson
North Shore Publishing 2003
“Volume 1 of Footsteps in Time takes you on a fascinating tour of Hamilton’s four oldest neighbourhoods. Through stories, maps and old photographs, you can explore the rich history of the Beasley, Central, Corktown, and Durand neighbourhoods.” Includes 18 walking tours. This copy bears the previous owner’s name in ink.
164 pp no index
Coil Bound    $15

For a Better Life: A History of Croatians in Canada
by Anthony W. Rasporich
McClelland & Stewart 1982
This copy is ex-libris, containing the usual stamps and marks.
279 pp including index
Permabound    $15

Fortress of Louisbourg
By John Fortier, Photos by Owen Fitzgerald
Oxford 1979
A lovely collection of photos with a brief historical description of the Fort and the modern-day reconstruction.
80 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

From Ben Loman to the Sea
by Lance Woolaver
illustrated by Maud Lewis
A poem by Lance Woolaver to accompany paintings by Maude Lewis.
unpaginated
Trade Paper    $10

From China to Canada: A History of the Chinese Communities in Canada
By Harry Con, Ronald Con, et al
McClelland & Stewart 1982
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
369 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

From Desk to Desk in Canada 1914 - 1974
By Maxine E. Sutherland
Aurora Press 1993
Before settling in Chester, NS, Maxine Sutherland spent her life teaching school on the Prairies and in the North. This book is a humourous and poignant memoir of her travels and work.
210 pp no index
Trade Paper    $15

From Fjord to Frontier: A History of the Norwegians in Canada
By Gulbrand Loken
McClelland & Stewart 1980
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
264 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

From the Hill to the Border
Hearts Hill Historical Society 1981
A history of Hearts Hill, Saskatchewan. Illustrated. Green cloth on boards, no jacket. This copy shows minor wear and has small stains here and there on all edges but is overall a good copy.
813 pp no index
Cloth     $65

Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia
by Terrence M. Punch
Petheric Press 1978
The first edition of Punch's definitive guide to Nova Scotia research.
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. This copy was a reference copy and is in very good condition. Originally published as a Trade paperback this copy has been re-bound in Library Binding. Autographed by the author.
132 pp including index
Hardcover    $25

Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia
by Terrence M. Punch
Petheric Press 1978
This is the first edition of Punch's definitive guide to Nova Scotia
research. Good condition. The covers show normal edgewear
including a chip in the lower left back corner, and there is some
creasing of the spine. The previous owner's name is inscribed in ink
on the flyleaf.
132 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors
by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Better Way Books 1998
108 pp including index
Trade Paper    $20

Genealogist's Handbook for Atlantic Canada Research
edited by Terrence M. Punch CG (C)
New England Historic Genealogical Society 1989
This is the first edition of this ever-popular guide. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. This was a reference copy and is in good condition.
142 pp including index
Hardcover     $12

Gentlemen and Jesuits: Quests for Glory and Adventure in the Early Days of New France
By Elizabeth Jones
University of Toronto Press 1986
This copy is ex-libris but is very clean, with no stamps or marks. The card pocket has been carefully removed but some residue remains, and a spot is visible on the jacket where the spine label was.
293 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

"Give us an A": An Acadia Album 1838 - 1988
by Barry Moody
Privately published, printed by McCurdy Printing of Halifax 1988
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of Acadia University.
132 pp no index
Trade Paper     $25

God Gave Us This Country: Tekamthi and the First American Civil War
by Bil Gilbert
Athenium (New York) 1989
An account of the long conflict between white settlers and the Native peoples in the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley area. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present, the Dust Jacket is in a protective cover.
369 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

The Governor’s Road: Early buildings and families from Mississauga to London
by Mary Byers and Margaret McBurney
University of Toronto Press 1982
The authors tell the story of the settlers and houses along the road built by Lt-Governor Simcoe in 1793. Illustrated with photographs by Hugh Robertson.
319 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

Grand Manan Jewel of the Sea
by Judith Hill
Privately published 1996
Historical notes concerning Grand Manan Island, NB. Illustrated. This copy is signed by the author. There is a small scrape on the front cover where a price ticket has been removed, and also a tiny ink mark, but otherwise the condition is good.
133 pp no index
Card covers     $12

Great Maritime Inventions 1833 - 1950
by Mario Theriault
Goose Lane Editions 2001
Showcases the best of inventions submitted to patent offices in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
94 pp including index
Trade Paper    $7

Growing Up in Victoria
by Eric Stofer
Self published, 1994
“Recollections of a Victorian, from early childhood to the day he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in WW II”. This copy is signed by the author. The spine is creased and there is some wear along the bottom edge.
366 pp no index
Card Covers    $40

Guy Carleton: A Biography
By Paul B. Reynolds
Gage 1980
Sir Guy Carleton was the first British Governor in Quebec. In 1782 he replaced Sir Henry Clinton as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in North America, and was responsible for the welfare of the thousands of Loyalists who fled to Canada after the Revolution.
Ex-Libris, containing stamps, marks, and card pocket. The pages have separated from the binding in several places and have been repaired with tape. The dust jacket is in a Brodart plastic cover.
209 pp including index
Hardcover     $15     AS IS

Halifax Citadel
by Elizabeth Pacey
Nimbus 1985
This illustrated booklet was published for the Friends of the Citadel Society.
46 pp no index
Trade Paper    $5

The Halifax Club 1862 – 1987
by Gerry Amey
McCurdy Printing 1987
A history of Halifax’s pre-eminent social club. This copy shows minor edgewear and sunning along the spine. The address label of the previous owner is pasted to the title page.
87 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

Halifax Farmers Market: Chasing the Dawn
Edited by Fred Kilcup
City Market of Halifax Cooperative Ltd
Second printing 1998
A history of Canada's oldest farmer's market, founded in 1750
142 pp including directory of members
Trade Paper    $10

Halifax, Warden of the North (revised edition)
by Thomas Raddall
McClelland & Stewart 1980 (reprint)
Raddall's classic history of Halifax is still a standard reference.
343 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

Hallowed Timbers: The Wooden Churches of Cape Breton
by Susan Hyde and Michael Bird
Boston Mills Press 1995
This charming book is an invaluable guide to the heritage churches of Cape Breton. It is lavishly illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs. Condition is as new.
128 pp including index
Hardcover    $20

Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology (Revised Edition)
by Frederick H. Armstrong
Dundurn Press 1985
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present and the Dust Jacket is in a protective cover. This was a reference copy and is in good condition.
278 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

A Handlist of British Diplomatic Representatives 1509 - 1688
by Gary M. Bell
Royal Historical Society 1990
306 pp including Index of Persons
Hardcover     $35

Harrison Township Michigan (Images of America Series)
by Marie Ling McDougal
Arcadia Publishing 2002
A concise history of Harrison told through vintage photographs. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia
by Stephen Archibald and Sheila Stevenson
Formac 2003
This book is a beautiful, full-colour photographic record of some of Nova Scotia’s most historic homes. This copy is new but shopworn, with some scratching on the front cover and bumping alone the edges.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper     $25

A Heritage in Transition: Essays in the History of the Ukranians In Canada
Edited by Manoly R. Lupul
McClelland & Stewart 1982
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
344 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Historic Newfoundland and Labrador
by L.E F. English et al
A brief overview of Newfoundland history for visitors, including folklore, glossary of Newfoundland English, and the words and music for 12 folksongs.
77 pp no index
Card Covers    $8

Historical Maps of Canada
by Michael Swift
Prospero Books 2001
This beautiful gift book reproduces 97 historic Canadian maps in full colour.
144 pp including index to maps
As New
Hardcover    $30

A History of Alberta (Revised Edition)
by James G. MacGregor
Hurtig Publishers 1981
Ex-Libris. In good condition containing only 2 stamps and a label on the back of the dust jacket, which is in a plastic cover.
Hardcover   $20

The History of Burin
by its Senior Citizens
Third Edition 1977
A history of Burin, Newfoundland. Includes many photos and some lists of names such as ships' masters, veterans rolls, etc.
270 pp no index
Card Cover   $30

A History of the Glassville Settlement
Researched & edited by the Pioneer Senior Citizens Club
Henley Publishing 1998
Glassville, Carleton Co., NB was first settled in the 1860s. This history covers many early families and includes an appendix of class lists from Glassville area schools. The spine is printed with the words "Volume 2" but this is apparently a printing error. A clean, tight copy showing only minor wear along the bottom edge.
209 pp plus 52-page appendix
Card Covers    $30

The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Volume I
Elliott Coues; editor
Dover Books n.d.
This set was a facsimile reprint of the four-volume edition Published in 1893 by Francis P. Harper. This volume includes a lovely reproduction fold-out map; " A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean"
352 pp no index
Trade Paper Volume I only    $18

A History of Newfoundland and Labrador
by Frederick W. Rowe
McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1980
Although not stated this appears to be a first edition. Rowe's book was the first comprehensive history of the province to be published since the Victorian era. Copper lettering on tan boards. The DJ is sunned on the spine, rubbed at the edges and has some minor tearing. There are some stain spots on the top foredge, but the condition is otherwise good.
563 pp including index
Hardcover    $60

History of Saint John’s United Church, Halifax Nova Scotia 1793-1975
Saint John’s United Church Historical Committee 1975
Traces the history of the church from its beginning as Popular Grove Church through several incarnations to the late 20th century. Included are the Honour Rolls from the First and Second World Wars.
969 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

A History of the War Between Great Britain and the United States of America During the Years 1812, 1813 & 1814
by Gilbert Auchinleck
Arms and Armour Press/Pendragon House 1972 (Reprint)
This book was serialized in the Anglo-American Magazine between 1853 and 1856.
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks, card pocket is present. A fold-out map, titled "Plan of the Operations of the British and American Forces below New Orleans", is almost entirely missing from this copy. Dust Jacket is chipped along the top edge and is in a Brodart plastic cover.
408 pp plus index
Hardcover    $25

History With a Twist: Unusual Stories From Mr. Nova Scotia Know-It-All
by Bruce Nunn
Nimbus 1998
"This varied collection of unusual tales comes from the popular Mr. Nova Scotia Know-It-All series heard weekly on CBC Radio One in Nova Scotia and published regularly in the provincial Sunday Herald newspaper". This copy is good except for some curling at the corners, a tiny stain on the fore edge, and a small fold in the back cover.
161 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

Horizon History of the World in 1776
edited by Marshall B. Davidson
American Heritage publishing Company 1975
Published to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States, this book provides an overview of the world as people knew it in 1776. It is fully illustrated and the endpapers show a map of the known world in 1776. This copy is ex-libris containing the usual stamps and marks, and the card pocket is present. Good, no jacket
352 pp no index
Hardcover    $20

How to Write a Family History: The Lives and Times of Our Ancestors
By Terrick V. H. FitzHugh
Alphabooks/A & C Black , London 1988.
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present and the dust jacket has been laminated.
200 pp including index
Hardcover    $15

I Have Lived Here Since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada’s Native People
by Arthur J. Ray
Key Porter Books 1996
“Arthur J. Ray, one of Canada’s foremost historians of Native people, skillfully weaves Native legends of their first encounters with Europeans into his description of the impact the intruders had. He describes the economic arrangements Native men and women entered into with the newcomers, the assault on Native culture in the Industrial Age, and the persistent efforts of Native groups to find a place in the new world order. He then brings the book up to the present day, setting out the historical and cultural bases for current Native land claims and grievances.” This copy shows some damage form dampness along the spine, including warping and discolouration.
398 pp including index
Hardcover    $25

Les Iles de la Madeleine: vie materielle et sociale
(The Magdelene Islands: Social and Material Culture)
by Pere Anselme Chiasson
Les Editions Lemeac 1981
A definitive study of the people of the Magdelenes. Text is in French only.
269 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

An Illustrated History of Nova Scotia
by Harry Bruce
Communications Nova Scotia/Nimbus 1997
This was the first popular history of Nova Scotia to be written in recent times and is a comprehensive introduction to the general history of the province.
300 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

Images of Citadel Hill
by Elizabeth Pacey
The Book Room Ltd. 1991
Each colour photo in this lovely souvenir book is described by Pacey, one of Halifax's best known historians.
56 pp no index, bw illustrated endpapers
Hardcover    $8

Images of Lunenburg County
Text recorded and edited by Peter Barss
Photographs by Peter Barss
McClelland & Stewart 1978
These stories of the fishery were collected by the author in sixty-two interviews with Lunenburg County fishermen. They are illustrated by the author's own black-and-white photographs. This book is a chronicle of a vanishing way on life on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Silver lettering over black boards. This copy is missing the front and rear free endpapers as well as the dust jacket.
161 pp no index
Hardcover As Is    $10

In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing your English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Ancestors
by Angus Baxter
Macmillan 1982
The first edition of Baxter's comprehensive books on research in the British Isles. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Dust Jacket is missing. The book has split and been repaired. A fair reading copy.
304 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

In Search of Your Canadian Roots: Tracing your Family Tree in Canada
by Angus Baxter
Macmillan Canada 1994 (Second Edition)
The classic guide for researching your family in Canada. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. This is a former Reference copy in good condition.
350 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

In Search of Your Roots: A Guide for Canadians Seeking Their Ancestors
by Angus Baxter
Macmillan of Canada 1978
This is the first edition of Baxter's comprehensive book which guides the family historian through Canadian and on to European records. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present and the Dust Jacket has been laminated.
293 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

In the Morning: Biographical Sketches of the Veterans of Victoria County, Cape Breton that Served in Both Wars
edited by Bonnie Thornhill and W. James MacDonald
UCCB Press 1999
This book lists the veterans' names alphabetically, and is divided into two sections for the two world wars. Photographs of the veterans have been included in many entries.
567 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

In the Wake of the Alderney: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 1750 – 2000
by Harry Chapman
Nimbus 2001 (Second Edition)
Dartmouth author Harry Chapman has written a comprehensive and entertaining history of the city from its founding to the present day. This copy in unused but shows some minor edgewear.
562 pp including index
Trade Paper     $20

Industry and Society in Nova Scotia: An Illustrated History
ed. by James E. Candow
Industial Heritage Nova Scotia/Fernwood Publishing 2001
Ten essays on the history of Nova Scotia's industrial development. As New
218 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

An Intimate History of New Brunswick
by Stuart Trueman
McClelland & Stewart reprinted 1976
A concise and entertaining look at New Brunswick history.
154 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Island Keepers: Dangerous Islands and Determined Men - Two Brothers and their lives on Scatarie and Sable Islands
by Allison Mitcham
Lancelot 1989 (second printing 1990)
Concerns the lives of brothers James and Philip Dodd, who were employed as search and rescue personnel in the early 19th century.
181 pp including appendices and bibliography, no index
Trade Paper     $15

The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century: France and England in North America, Part the Second
by Francis Parkman
Corner House Publishers 1980
Facsimile Edition
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present. This copy has been re-bound in Library Binding.
586 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

John Cabot and the Matthew
by Ian Wilson
Breakwater 1996
This concise, pictorial history was published to mark the 500th anniversary of Cabot's voyage and the building of the replica "Matthew".
71 pp including bibliography, no index
Trade Paper     $10

Johnny Bluenose at the Polls: Epic Nova Scotia Election Battles 1758 - 1843
by Brian Cuthbertson
Formac 1994
"Describes the province's first ninety years of hard-fought elections. The stories of hundreds of Nova Scotia politicians, both elected and defeated, are told". As new.
344 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15
Hardcover     $25

Journal of American History. Volume 70, Number 4 (March 1984)
(Formerly the Mississippi Valley Historical Review)
Organization of American Historians
Contains four articles: The Rockefeller Foundation, Chins, and Cultural Change (Ninkovich); From Activism to Apathy: The American People and Nuclear Weapons 1963 -1980 (Boyer); Research Note/Issues in Wilson Scholarship: References to Early "Strokes" in the Papers of Woodrow Wilson (George et al); Review Essay: The Economics of the American Slave Trade (Hogendorn). Includes the complete table of contents of and index for Volume 70.
256 pp
Trade Paper     $12

Ken Tolmie: The Bridgetown Series (Exhibition Catalogue)
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University 1982
"The Bridgetown Series" is group of over 500 works by the artist, painted between 1977 and 1986. The paintings form a narrative of this small agricultural community, chronicling a way of life which is rapidly disappearing. The exhibition toured Canada between 1982 and 1984; 21 of the 35 pieces from the exhibition are illustrated here. There is a slight discolouration on the cover but otherwise the condition is good.
25 pp no index
Card Covers     $15

King’s – Edgehill School 1788 -1988
by L.S. Loomer
A collection of photos with text giving brief sketches form the School’s history. This copy has a stain (probably coffee) of a few millimeters in depth along the bottom edge but is otherwise good.
105 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

King's Landing: Country Life in Early Canada
Photos by Wayne Barrett, Introduction by George MacBeath
Oxford 1979
A photo essay of King's Landing Historical Settlement, New Brunswick. This copy contains a gift inscription and the dust jacket is torn in several places at the back, otherwise good.
89 Colour photos
Hardcover     $15

Kingston! Oh Kingston!: An Anthology
edited by Arthur Britton Smith
Excerpts from the works of 100 authors concerning Kingston, Ontario and its history. Illustrated; with historic maps of Kingston and area on the front and rear endpapers.
599 pp no index
Hardcover     $35

Lady Oracle
by Margaret Atwood
McClelland & Stewart 1976
This is a first edition (not stated) of Atwood's fourth novel. Cover illustration is by Paul Bacon. Good in a good jacket, not price clipped.
Fiction
Cloth     $25

Lament for an Ocean: The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery: A True Crime Story
by Michael Harris
McClelland and Stewart 1998
Investigative reporter Harris's book is considered the definitive account of the near-extinction of the Northern Cod and the collapse a 500-year-old industry.
342 pp no index
Hardcover     $20

A Land of Discord Always: Acadia from Its Beginnings to the Expulsion of its People, 1604 – 1755
by Charles D. Mahaffie Jr.
Down East Books 1995
First US Edition
“A Land of Discord Always” is the history of Acadia up to the time of the Expulsion, including the impact of colonization on the native peoples and the conflicts of the world’s great powers as their battles determined Acadia’s future. Condition is as new.
349 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

Land of the Red Soil: A Popular History of Prince Edward Island
By Douglas Baldwin
Ragweed 1998 (revised and updated edition
A clean, tight copy in very good condition
190 pp including index
Trade Paper     $8

The Last Best Place: Lost in the Heart of Nova Scotia
by John DeMont
Doubleday 1998
The author returns to Nova Scotia and finds it much changed from the land of his youth. A clean, tight copy autographed by the author.
275 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
by Melissa Faye Greene
Harcourt 2003
First Edition
A gripping account of one of the worst mine disasters in history. This copy is clean and tight with minor rubbing on the upper edges of the dust jacket.
342 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers 1797 - 1997
by Christopher Moore
University of Toronto Press 1997
Published to commemorate the bicentenary of the Society. Thsi copy is clean and bright in a good jacket.
395 pp including index
Hardcover     $35

Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Forward and Introduction by William J. Bennett
Privately published for Westvaco Corporation 2001
Limited Edition
"A selection of letters written by John and Abigail Adams to each other as well as their correspondence with their son, John Quincy Adams, and several of their contemporaries, including Zabdiel Adams, Mary Smith Cranch, Thomas Jefferson, Timothy Pickering, Benjamin Rush and Mercy Warren"
133 pages no index
Hardcover in Slipcase     $35

The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash
by Johanna Brand
Lorimer 1978
The 1976 murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Mi'kmaq who was an active member of the American Indian Movement, went unsolved for 28 years. Brand's book, written soon after the event, details the complex web of conflicts and relationships between the RCMP, the FBI, and AIM. Her book brought the circumstances of the case to the attention of the Canadian public for the first time, and remains the only book ever published about this case.
171 pp no index
Trade Paper     $25

Life in Acadia
by Rosemary Neering and Stan Garrod
Fitzhenry and Whiteside 1976
From the school series "Growth of a Nation", this workbook was intended for use at the junior high level and includes questions for children to answer. This copy has been used and contains some underlining in pencil.
64 pp no index
Trade Paper    $8

A Life in Folklore
by Helen Creighton
McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1975
The autobiography of one of Canada's most respected folklorists, this book chronicles Miss Creighton's fascinating journeys as she collected and preserved Nova Scotia's rich folklore heritage.A clean, tight copy in a good jacket.
244 pp no index
Cloth    $20

La Litterature orale de la Baie Sainte-Marie (Folklore of Saint Mary's Bay)
By Alain Doucet
Printed for Mme. Doucet by Sentinel Publishing, Yarmouth (Second Printing 1977)
Acadian folklore of the Saint Mary's Bay area of Digby County, NS. French text. This copy is worn at the corners but is otherwise good.
111 pp no index
Card covers    $10

The Little Dutch Village - Historic Halifax West: Armdale, Fairview
by Devonna and Don Edwards
Nimbus 2003
Images of Our Past series
This book is the first history specifically devoted to the Dutch Village, Armdale and Fairview areas of Halifax from the founding of Dutch Village in 1752 to the present day. It is illustrated with many photographs and includes several early maps. This copy has some curling at the corners of the front cover but is otherwise good.
142 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

The Little Immigrants: The Orphans who came to Canada
by Kenneth Bagnell
Macmillan 1980 (second printing)
Bagnell’s book was one of the first comprehensive accounts of the British Home Children who came to Canada between 1870 and the 1930s. This copy is ex-libris with labels, stamps, pocket and laminated dust jacket. The spine is split between the photos (pp 128 – 129). Good for a reading copy.
271 pp including index
Hardcover    $12

Loch Bras D'Or
by Margaret MacPhail
Lancelot 1970
A humourous and authentic fictional portrayal of life in the Cape Breton Highlands in the 19th century. This copy is probably a first edition. There is a small tear at the bottom of the spine but it is otherwise good.
Fiction
163 pp no index
Card covers    $15

Louisbourg Portraits
by Christopher Moore
Macmillan 1982 (reprinted 1985)
Encompasses over 5000 biographical entires.
"Five dramatic, true tales of people who lived in an eighteenth-century garrison town" This copy is worn. The pages are browning, and the cover is creased, torn and separating from the book near the top of the spine. A reading copy only.
302 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

The Loyalist Governor - Biography of Sir John Wentworth
by Brian C. Cuthbertson
Petheric Press 1983
John Wentworth arrived as Loyalist and was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia in 1792. He is most remembered for the building of Government House, a jewel of Nova Scotian architecture which serves today as the Lieutenant-Governor's residence.
174 pp including index
Trade Paper     $10

Luseland Hub and Spokes: A History of Luseland, Saskatchewan, Canada 1905 - 1983
Luseland and District Historical Society 1983
Printed by Inter-Collegiate Press, Winnipeg
A history of Luseland, Saskatchewan in two volumes. Illustrated. Gilt-stamped red boards, no jacket. Minor wear and spine creases but otherwise good.
2 Vols 1068 pp plus name index
Hardcover     $75

The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography
edited by W. Stewart Wallace
Fourth Edition Revised, Enlarged, and Updated by W.A. McKay
Macmillan 1978 (Fourth edition)
Encompasses over 5000 biographical entires.
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Dust jacket is in a protective cover which is torn in places. This is a Reference copy which has been well-used.
914 pp no index
Hardcover     $25

Map Of Nova Scotia 1954
Department of Mines, Province of Nova Scotia
Contains 39 map plates and mileage guide to provincial highways. Scale (1:253,440) Bound in green boards with Nova Scotia tartan motif on front cover. Owner's name in ink and pencil inside front cover.
Boards    $25

The Mapmaker’s Eye: Nova Scotia Through Early Maps
by Joan Dawson
Nimbus/Nova Scotia Museum 1988
The author uses seventy historic maps to examine the history and cultural development of Nova Scotia. Oversize. This copy is used. The covers exhibit some very minor chips and are curling slightly at the edges. A previous owner’s surname appears in marker ink on the front free endpaper. Out-of-Print.
156 pp including index
Trade Paper    $30

The Maps of Canada: A Guide to Official Canadian Maps, Charts, Atlases and Gazetteers
by N.L. Nicholson and L.M. Sebert
William Dawson & Sons Ltd. 1981
A history of Canadian cartography to 1977. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present.
251 pp including index
Hardcover     $65

Maritime Folk Songs
by Helen Creighton
The Ryerson Press 1961
This copy has been rebound in Library Binding but contains a dedication bookplate inscribed by Helen Creighton. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. Card pocket is present. Contains over 150 songs.
210 pp plus index
Permabound   $40

Maritime Mosaic
Photos by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay
Contains 79 pages of photos of various Maritime locales. This copy contains a Christmas inscription dated 1998. Good in good jacket.
Hardcover   $12

Maritime Mysteries and the Ghosts Who Surround Us
by Bill Jessome
Nimbus 1999
Bill Jessome, the host of ATV's "Maritime Mysteries", has collected over 80 old and new spine-tingling tales of the supernatural. This copy is slightly warped due to mild water damage but is not discoloured and is good as a reading copy.
139 pp no index
Trade Paper   $7

The Maroons in Nova Scotia
by John N. Grant
Formac 2002
This is the story of the six hundred Maroons deported from Trelawney Town, Jamaica to Nova Scotia in 1796. Racial and cultural tensions prevented their permanent settlement, but many African-Nova Scotians can claim descent from these Maroons, whose history is alive in the oral traditions of Jamaican Maroons and African-Nova Scotians. Condition is as new.
203 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Memoirs of a Lightkeeper's Son: Life on St. Paul Island
by Billy Budge
Pottersfield Press 2003
Budge's memoir brings to life his experience of growing up on an isolated island off the northeast tip of Cape Breton, on the edge of an area known by early seafarers as "The Graveyard of the Gulf".
192 pp no index
Trade Paper   $12

Mennonites in Canada 1786 - 1920: The History of a Separate People
by Frank H. Epp
Macmillan 1974
A comprehensive and informative study of the Mennonite experience in Canada. This copy is ex-libris containing the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket has been removed and the dust jacket is worn and chipped along the edges but otherwise a good copy.
480 pp including index
Hardcover   $25

Micmac Quillwork
by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Nova Scotia Museum 1982
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to quillwork of the MicMac. Good, jacket has tears and edgewear. 11" by 12.5"
230 pp no index
Hardcover   $25

Miracles and Mysteries of the Halifax Explosion December 6th 1917
By Mary Ann Monnon
Lancelot 1977 (Fourth Printing 1984)
Illustrated. Includes many first-hand accounts of the disaster.
144 pp no index
Card Covers   $12

More Stately Mansions: Churches of Nova Scotia 1830 - 1910
by Elizabeth Pacey
Lancelot Press 1983
Pacey's second volume on Nova Scotia churches, this book is a companion to "Thy Dwellings Fair" and is fully illustrated.
192 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Mount Clemens Bath City, U.S.A. in Vintage Postcards
By Marie Ling McDougal
Arcadia Publishing 2000
An illustrated history of Mount Clemens, Michigan, from Arcadia's "Postcard History Series". This copy is inscribed and signed by the author.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Muskets to Missiles: A Pictorial History of Canada's Ground Forces
by J.A. Foster
Methuen 1987 An impressive photographic chronicle of the Armies of Canada.Good in a good jacket
251 pp including appendices, no index
Hard Cover    $25

My Africa, My Canada
by Bridglal Pachai
Lancelot Press 1989
The autobiography of the then director of the NS human Rights Commission, telling the story of struggle under aprtheid and his immigrant experience. Mr. Pachai was the first black man in South Africa to earn a Ph.D. in history. This copy is autographed and dated "Best Wishes, Bridge Pachai, Halifax NS 21 April 1993"
219 pp no index
Trade Paper    $25

My Island Home
by Lester B. Sellick
Lancelot 1973
Personal reminiscenses of a childhood on Prine Edward Island in the Depression years.
100 pp no index
Card Covers    $10

Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia c. 1700-1990
ed. Marjory Harper and Michael E. Vance
Fernwood Publishing 1999
Contains 14 essays discussing the perceptions and realities of the historic connections between Nova Scotia and Scotland. Condition is as new.
320 pp including index
Trade Paper    $25

Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter: British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700 - 1867
by Jennifer Reid
University of Ottawa Press 1995
Religions and Beliefs series #4. The author examines the mythic and symbolic lives of both peoples to determine the roots of the alienation between the two cultures.
133 pp including index
Trade Paper   $12

A Nation's Navy: In Quest of Canadian Naval Identity
Ed. By Michael Hadley, Ron Huebert, and Fred Crickard.
McGill - Queens 1996
This copy is very good in a very good jacket. On the front endpaper is a presentation label reading "Presented to A/SLt Freeman On the Occasion of His Graduation from the Naval Officer Training Centre VENTURE"
460 pp including index
Hardcover   $35

Naval Actions of the War of 1812
by James Barnes Cornmarket Press, London 1969
(Facsimile reprint of the Harper & Bros, NY edition of 1896)
Ex-Libris with usual stamps, card pocket has been removed. Dust jacket in plastic cover. A nice reading copy.
Hardcover   $25

New France 1701 - 1744: "A Supplement to Europe"
by Dale Miquelon
McClelland & Stewart 1987
This is Volume IV of the Canadian Centenary Series
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present and the Dust Jacket has been laminated.
345 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

No Faster Than A Walk: Summers in St. Andrews – Canada’s First Seaside Resort
by Willa Walker
Goose Lane Editions 1989
This book is an entertaining look at the history of St. Andrews and the people who built their summer homes there. It is beautifully illustrated with many photographs and maps. The dust jacket of this copy bears the imprint “Special Edition – 100th Anniversary The Algonquin 1889 – 1989”. There is a small tear at the rear top edge of the dust jacket but otherwise a fine copy.
171 pp plus index
Hardcover     $30

No Other Foundation: The History of the Brunswick Street United Church with its Methodist Inheritance
By Margaret J. Campbell
Lancelot 1984
This book was written to celebrate the rebuilding of the church after the fire of 1979 which completely destroyed the original building. This copy has spine creases, corner folds, and much general wear and tear. A reading copy only.
376 pp including index
Trade Paper     $10

No Place Like Home: Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771 - 1938
edited by Margaret Conrad, Toni Laidlaw, and Donna Smyth
Formac 1988
Examines the lives of fifteen Nova Scotian women through their letters and diaries.
306 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

North Atlantic Run: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle for the Convoys
by Mark Milner
Penguin 1990
The story of Canada's contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic. This copy has some wear and a fold in the upper right front cover.
326 pp including index
Trade Paper   $6

Nova Scotia Address Book
Photographs by Sherman Hines
Weisdorf & Co. reprinted 1989
This copy contains a gift inscription on the title page but is unused. The back cover is somewhat pitted but otherwise condition is good. 24 colour photos of NS, 8 ¼ " x 6 ½ "
Hardcover   $8

Nova Scotia Furniture
by George MacLaren
Petheric Press 1969
First Edition
A study of Nova Scotia furniture with over 40 examples pictured. In this copy a large piece of the title page has been torn out at the upper right corner.
44 pp no index
Booklet, card covers   $8

Nova Scotia Pictorial Bed and Breakfast: Unique Inns & Much More
by Sherman Hines
Stone House Publishing 1989
This full-colour guidebook is a marvelous photographic record of some of Nova Scotia's most beautiful heritage properties.
232 pp no index
Trade Paper   $12

Nova Scotia Sketchbook
by L.B. Jenson
Petheric Press 1969 2nd Edition
This popular work contains over 100 sketches of Nova Scotia scenes by beloved artist Jenson. The book went through several editions but has been out of print for some years. This copy has some discoloration on the front cover but is otherwise very good.
90 pp no index
Coil Bound in Card Covers    $15

Oak Island and its Lost Treasure
by Graham Harris and Les MacPhee
Formac 1999
The authors are both engineers and approach the problem from a technical perspective. Included are detailed drawings of the works and flood tunnel system. Condition is as new.
200 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

The Oak Island Mystery
by R.V. Harris
Ryerson 1958
First Edition
R.V. Harris was commissioned to write this, the first history of Nova Scotia’s own treasure island, in 1935. After twenty years of research the book was published and was in immediate bestseller. This copy is in good condition except for some minor foxing. The dust jacket is chipped at the edges and is now in a protective cover.
211 pp including index
Hardcover    $30

Oak Island Secrets
by Mark Finnan
Formac 2002
The book examines the history of the search for Oak Island’s treasure, and includes interviews with the most recent treasure hunters. This copy is unused but shopworn.
177 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

The Occasional: An Occasional Journal for Nova Scotia Museums
Various Authors
Nova Scotia Museum 1975 - 1985
This journal was published 3 times a year. Volumes available: V3 #1, 2 & 3 (1975/6); V4 #1 & 3 (1976/7); V5 #1 & 3 (1978/9); V6 # 1 & 2 (1980/1); V7 #1, 2 & 3 (1981/82); V8 #1, 2 & 3 (1983/4); V9 #2 & 3 (1985); Index 1973 -1977; Index 1978 - 1981 (V5 & 6); Index 1981 - 1984 (V7 & 8)
These copies are in near mint condition.
Paper Covers     $8 each

Ocean to Ocean: Sanford Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872
by George M. Grant
Prospero Books 2000
This is a facsimile edition of the original, published in 1873 by James Campbell and Sons. This copy shows some minor warping, probably due to moisture, but there is no discolouration of the pages. The dust jacket shows some edgewear.
371 pp no index
Hardcover     $17

Off-Trail in Nova Scotia
by Will R. Bird
McGraw-Hill-Ryerson 1973 (reprint)
The second of Bird's accounts of his travels across Nova Scotia's back roads in the 1950s. A Nova Scotia classic.
314 pp including index
Trade Paper     $12

The Old Attorney General: A Biography of Richard John Uniacke 1753 - 1830
By Brian Cuthbertson
Nimbus 1980
Richard Uniacke was one of the most influential people in Nova Scotia's early history. Unfortunately his personal papers were destroyed not long after his death, so Cuthbertson's biography was painstakingly researched through public records. Mr. Uniacke is best known today for his exquisite mansion, Uniacke House, in the Hants county community which is still known as Mount Uniacke.
150 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

The Old Man Told Us: Excerpts from Micmac History 1500 – 1950
by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Nimbus 1991
This copy is in used condition. The front and rear endpapers have been scribbled on with ink and marker and there are some ink marks in the text. The cover shows creasing and corner curling, and the edges are marked and dirty. Good as a reading copy.
385 pp no index
Trade Paper     $8

Old Sydney Town: Historic Buildings of the North End 1795-1938
by Debra NcNabb and Lewis Parker
Old Sydney Society 1986
This book contains brief descriptions and illustrations of over 40 historic buildings of Sydney, NS. This copy shows minor edgewear and there are some small stains on the front cover but otherwise the condition is good.
102 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Old Westmount: The story of Westmount in pictures and words – an historical album from Indian times to 1920
Old Westmount Club 1967
A history of the Westmount district of Montreal, compiled by the students of Westmount High School. This copy shows some wear, staining and tearing on the cover. There is one stamp mark on the title page.
88 pp no index
Card Covers     $15

The Oldest City: The Story of St. John’s, Newfoundland
by Paul O’Neill
Press Porcepic 1975
The first of a two-volume set, this book covers the history of the city from the sixteenth century, with emphasis on politics, military history, and culture. Includes notes, appendix, bibliography and street guide. This copy bears a gift inscription. The pages are browned on all edges and show some staining along the top edge and in spots on the dust jacket, which has a small tear in the back.
432 pp no index
Hardcover     $30

On the Banks of the Slave: A History of the Community of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
by The Sixth Grade of Joseph Burr Tyrell School
Tourism Committee, Fort Smith & Dept of Education NWT 1974
Published to commemorate the centennial of the town of Fort Smith.
128 pp no index
Trade Paper     $20

On The Triangle Run
by James Lamb
Totem 1987
The story of Canada's Navy against the U-Boats in the North Atlantic during WWII.
237 pp no index
Mass Market     $7

Once A Patricia: Memoirs of a Junior Infantry Officer in WW II
By C. Sydney Frost
Vanwell 1988
Colonel Frost tells the gripping story of his Second World War service with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks; the card pocket is present. Good in a good jacket.
564 pp including index
Hardcover     $30

The Other Halifax Explosion: Bedford Magazine July 18 - 20, 1945
by H. Millard Wright
Privately published 2001
The little-known story of the Bedford Magazine explosion of 1945. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author. The front cover of this copy has a small dent as well as wear along the edges, and the previous owner's name has been blacked out with marker, but otherwise the condition is good. The pagination is irregular due to the nature of the printing program used to generate the text.
Approx. 172 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

Our Family History
Avenel Books 1981
This is a family record book designed to allow the beginning family historian to record information in a presentation, gift-book format. Sections are included for ancestral charts, family groups, important events and notes. Also included are various checklists useful for keeping track of family information. The album is covered with an attractive cloth cover in a floral pattern.
160 pp
Cloth     $12

The Oxford History of the American People
by Samuel Eliot Morison
Oxford University Press 1965; 4th Printing
This comprehensive work covers the major themes of American history from the European discovery to the assassination of President Kennedy. A Book-of-the-Month Club selection. The binding is blue denim stamped with an American Eagle. The dust jacket is chipped and worn.
1153 pp including index
Hardcover    $20

Pacific National Exhibition: An Illustrated History
by David Breen and Kenneth Coates
University of British Columbia Press 1982
This is a photographic history of the Exhibition. 121 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Passage to the Sea: The Story of Canada Steamship Lines
by Edgar Andrew Collard
Doubleday 1991
In gift-book format (oversize), this is a comprehensive history of a company which was formerly owned by Canada's current Prime Minister. Illustrated.
432 pp including index
Hardcover    $75

A Patchwork of Anecdotes and Memories
Ladies of the Clifton District Printed by Specialty Printers, Truro, 1994
Historical anecdotes and sketches pertaining to the Clifton district of Colchester Co. NS, collected by Florence Yuill.
70 pp no index
Comb-bound, Card Covers     $20

The Patriots and the People: The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada
by Allan Greer
University of Toronto Press 1993 (reprint 1996)
“The book is grounded on a thorough understanding of the economic, social, cultural and political life of rural Lower Canada. In writing it, Alan Greer has not only bridged the gap between the political and social history of the province – no mean feat in itself – he has also told a good story.” – Montreal Gazette This copy show minor bumping along the front edges but is otherwise good.
385 pp including index
Trade Paper     $25

Pays De Village: Dessins de Pierre Henry
by Pierre Henry
Editions du Trecarre 1986
A collection of town and country sketches of Quebec. The accompanying text is in French.
Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The Card Pocket is present.
225 pages no index
Trade Paper     $30

People of the Pines: The Warriors and the Legacy of Oka
by Geoffrey York and Loreen Pindera
Little, Brown Canada 1992
A comprehensive and critically acclaimed book on the Oka crisis. This copy is slightly used.
454 pp including index
Trade Paper     $8

People Places: The Dictionary of Saskatchewan Place Names
by Bill Barry
People Places Publications 1998
A good copy showing some spine creasing and edgewear. The previous owner has made some checkmarks with a marker against some of the entries. A useful resource.
416 pp in dictionary format
Trade Paper     $15

Petticoat Doctors: The First Forty Years of Women in Medicine at Dalhousie University
by Enid Johnson MacLeod
Pottersfield 1990
The story of the first forty-six women to graduate from Dalhousie Medical School between 1894 and 1933.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper     $10

Phantom Islands of the Atlantic
by Donald S. Johnson
Goose Lane Editions 1994
This book tells the stories of some mythical islands which until relatively recently continued to appear on maps and fueled the imaginations of seafarers for hundreds of years. Illustrated. As New.
232 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

A Pictorial History of the Apple Blossom Festival
by Harold Woodman
Lancelot 1992 (second printing)
This fully illustrated work is the only published history of the Annapolis Valley's popular annual Feastival.
135 pp no index
Trade Paper     $8

A Pictorial History of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
by J. Philip McAleer
Technical University of Nova Scotia 1993
This book is a photographic study of the architecture of St. Paul’s in comparison with other period churches in the UK and the United States. This copy shows some edgewear and the upper right corner of the front cover is creased, but is otherwise good.
190 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

A Picture by Christmas: Early CBC Television in Nova Scotia
by Bill Harper
Nimbus 2002
"This is the fascinating story of CBC television's early years in the Maritimes - from coverage of mine disasters to military maneuvers, and the creation of musical shows like 'Hi-Society', "Singalong Jubilee', and 'Don Messer's Jubilee'. There are brushes with celebrities, thrilling sports events, and provocative documentaries. But this is not only the story of how CBC television in the Maritimes came to be; it is a glimpse of the greatest media revolution in history, as seen through a Maritime lens" - from the back cover description. Illustrated. This copy is signed by the author and dated "Oct/02"
186 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

Pier 21: The Gateway that Changed Canada
by Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic and J.P. LeBlanc
Lancelot 1988
This book was the first history to be written of Pier 21, Canada’s primary immigration depot for over 40 years. More than a million immigrants passed through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971. After sitting almost derelict for over 20 years the Pier was recently restored and declared a national historic site.
192 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

A Place in History: Twenty Years of Acquiring Paintings, Drawings, and Prints at the National Archives of Canada
Jim Burant et al
National Archives of Canada 1991
A select catalogue of various artworks held at the National Archives, illustrated in black and white
Trade Paper   $25

Place Names of Atlantic Canada
by William B. Hamilton
University of Toronto Press 1997 (reprint)
A concise history of some Atlantic place names, in dictionary form. 502 pp
Trade Paper     $25

The Political Refugees: A History of the Estonians in Canada
by Karl Aun
McClelland & Stewart 1985
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
193 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Portsmouth Rhode Island
by Nancy Jensen Devlin and Richard V. Simpson
Arcadia Publishing 1997
From the series "Images of America". A collection of historic photographs of the city of Portsmouth, RI. This copy is inscribed and signed by Nancy Devlin. This copy is slightly warped but is otherwise good.
128 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Pride's Fancy
by Thomas H. Raddall
Harlequin Books 1954
This is a vintage paperback edition of Raddall's classic romantic adventure, set in a time when pirates and privateers roamed the seas between Nova Scotia and the Caribbean. This copy is distressed and is good as a reading copy only.
Fiction
288 pp
Mass Market     $5

The Prince and His Lady
by Mollie Gillen
Goodread 1985
Originally published in 1970 this book tells the love story of Edward, Duke of Kent and Julie, Madame de St-Laurent, and chronicles their life together, including their time in Quebec and Halifax. Edward was later to become the father of Queen Victoria, and his contribution to Halifax's architectural heritage is still visible around the city.
314 pp including index
Mass Market     $5

The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier
by Sandra Gwyn
McClelland and Stewart 3rd Printing 1985
Gwyn has written and entertaining and best-selling history of Ottawa society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
514 pp including index
Hardcover    $25

The Private Side of American History: Readings in Everyday Life (2 Volumes)
edited by Gary B. Nash and Cynhia J. Shelton (vol 1)
and Thomas R. Frazier (vol 2)
Harcourt 1987 (Fouth Edition)
A college history text, containing 36 essays on American history.
Vol 1 459 pp no index
Vol 2 462 pp no index
Trade Paper    $25 the set

Public Archives of Canada Manuscript Division Preliminary Inventory
Record Group 9: Department of Militia and Defence 1776 - 1929
Queen's Printer, Ottawa 1957
36 pp including index
Paper Covers     $8

Public Archives of Canada Manuscript Division Preliminary Inventory
Record Group 10: Indian Affairs (June, 1951)
King's Printer, Ottawa 1951
26 pp including index
Paper Covers     $8

Public Archives of Canada Manuscript Division Preliminary Inventory
Record Group 11: Depatment of Public Works / Record Group 12: Department of Transport (Marine; Railway and Canals)
King's Printer, Ottawa 1951
30 pp including index
Paper Covers     $8

Public Archives of Canada Manuscript Division Preliminary Inventory
Record Groups No. 14: Records of Parliament, 1755 - 1915; No. 15: Department of the Interior; No. 16: Department of National Revenue
Queen's Printer, Ottawa 1957
30 pp including index
Paper Covers     $8

Purcell’s Cove: The Little Place that Helped Build Halifax City
by Elsie (Purcell) Millington
Desktop Publishing Ltd (Victoria) 2000
History and personal reminiscences of Purcell’s Cove, NS. Fully illustrated with black and white photos. As New.
87 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Quick to the Frontier: Canada's Royal Bank - A History
by Duncan McDowall
McClelland & Stewart 1993
A fascinating and comprehensive account of Canada's largest bank. This copy is signed and inscribed "To Barbara with best wishes". Good in good dust jacket.
478 pp including index
Hardcover     $30 

Ramblings
by Arnold E. E. Blackburn
Privately printed 1980
Personal reminiscences of Mr. Blackburn, a long-time resident of Clifton, Colchester Co, NS. Mr. Blackburn was a veteran of the Second World War, and was born in 1892.
74 pp no index
Comb-bound, Card Covers     $20

Raven’s Cry
by Christine Harris
Illustrations by Bill Reid
Douglas and MacIntyre/University of Washington Press 1992
Originally published in 1966, Raven’s Cry is a fictionalized retelling of Haida history since European contact.
194 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Rebellion: The Rising in French Canada 1837
by Joseph Schull
Macmillan 1971
This copy is ex-libris. The card pocket is absent and the dust jacket is missing, otherwise a good copy in green cloth with gilt lettering.
226 pp including index
Hardcover     $15

Red Line: The Chronicle-Herald, The Mail Star 1875 - 1954
by William March
Chebucto Agencies Ltd. 1986
A comprehensive history of these two prominent Halifax newspapers. Good in good jacket.
415 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

Red Soil! A PEI soldier's life at the front
by Felix (LeRoy) Perry
Nimbus 2000
The wartime experiences of Felix Perry, who served with the Prince Edward Island Highlanders, and later the West Novas, as told to his son.
89 pp no index
Trade Paper     $7

Reflections: The East Preston United Baptist Church on its 150th Anniversary
Carolyn G. Thomas; editor
East Preston United Baptist Church 1996
Includes 16 biographical sketches of prominent citizens of East Preston throughout its history.
88 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

Reflections of Yesteryear: True Stories Old and New
by Michael MacKenzie
Robinson-Blackmore 2nd printing 1978
Contains 35 reminiscences of life in the Maritmes, including 7 ghost stories. The front cover of this copy shows discoloration where the price label has been removed
but otherwise condition is good.
107 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

Remebering the Don: A rare record of earlier times within the Don River Valley
by Charles Sauriol
Amethyst 1981
Reminiscences of the Don River Valley. Illustrated. This copy is good but has a gift inscription on the copyright page.
151 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Rivers of Yesterday – A New Brunswick Hunting and Fishing Journal
by Mike Parker
Nimbus 1997
Stories of the sporting life in New Brunswick in the 19th century, including many vintage photos.
183 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

Rogers’ Photographic Advertising Album Halifax 1871
by Joseph S. Rogers
Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1970 (Facsimile Edition) (reprint)
Contains over 50 photos and advertisements of Halifax businesses. Many of the streetscapes pictured no longer exist.
108 pp no index
Comb-bound     $15

The Roman Catholic Church in Cobequid, Acadie 1692 - 1755 and Colchester County, Nova Scotia 1828 - 1830 Also Savage Island and the Kavanaghs 1778 - 1830
by Douglas S. Ormond,
Truro, NS 1979 privately printed
338 pp no index
Trade Paper    $20

The Romance of Government House
by James Stuart Martell
Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre 1979
This booklet is a reprint of the original which was published to mark the Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939.
30 pp no index
Card Covers    $5

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A Century of History
by Nora and William Kelly
Hurtig 1973
This first comprehensive history of the RCMP was published to mark the 100th anniversary of the force.
318 pp including index
Hardcover    $20

The Rum Running Years
by Ted R. Hennigar
Lancelot 1981
True stories of based on the author's interviews with men who participated in the rum running trade during the Depression. Eight pages of photos are included. This copy is clean and tight and is in very good condition. This may be a first edition, there is a gift inscription on the flyleaf dated Christmas 1981.
131 pages, no index
Trade Paper     $10

Sawpower: Making Lumber in the Sawmills of Nova Scotia
by Barbara Robertson
Nimbus/Nova Scotia Museum 1986
A beautifully illustrated history of the lumber industry in Nova Scotia.
244 pp including index and a foldout map of NS
Trade Paper     $30

The ScotiaBank Story: A History of the Bank of Nova Scotia 1832 - 1982
by Joseph Schull and J. Douglas Gibson
MacMillan 1982
This copy contains a gift inscription dated 1983
421 pp including index
Hardcover     $20

The Sea and Culture of Atlantic Canada: A Multidisciplinary Sampler
edited by Larry McCann with Carrie MacMillan
Mount Allison University 1992
Contains five essays presented on the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Studies program at Mount Allison University (1989) and at the Winthrop Pickard Bell Lectures (1989 & 1990). A clean copy.
156 pp no index
Trade Paper     $12

The Sea and the Supernatural
by Edith Mosher
Lancelot Press 1974
(fourth printing January 1990)
Stories of hauntings, forerunners, omens and other supernatural phenomena pertaining to the sea, from the Hants County, NS area.
52 pp no index
Trade Paper     $7

The Sea Road to Halifax, Being an Account of the Lights and Buoys of Halifax Harbour
by Rear Admiral Hugh F. Pullen
Drawings by L.B. Jenson
Nova Scotia Museum 1980
Occasional Paper No.1, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This copy is in good condition. The cover shows some minor edgewear including folds, tears and creases.
80 pp no index
Trade Paper     $20

Searching for Place: Ukranian Displaced Persons, Canada, and the Migration of Memory
by Lubomyr Luciuk
University of Toronto Press 2000
“Drawing on personal diaries, in-depth interviews, and previously unmined government archives, the author provides an interpretation of the Ukranian experience in Canada that is both illuminating and controversial, scholarly and intimate.”
576 pp including index
Trade Paper     $18

The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery Vol. II 1910 - 1921
by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
Oxford University Press Toronto 1987
Second in a five volume series. This copy contains handwritten notes in ink by the previous owner on the frontispiece and last page but otherwise good.
443 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery Vol. III 1921 – 1929
by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
Oxford University Press Toronto 1992
Third in a five volume series. This copy bears a long, handwritten note in ink by the previous owner on the last page but otherwise good.
443 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

A Sense of Place: Granville Street, Halifax. Nova Scotia
Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1970
Architectural illustrations of some of Granville Street's historic facades.
Illustrated, no index
Comb-bound, Card Covers     $25

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery
by Janet Kitz
Nimbus 1989
Kitz's book is a comprehensive account of both the explosion and the reconstruction process which restored the devastated neighbourhoods.
212 pp including index
Trade Paper    $14

Shipwreck Treasures: Disaster and Discovery on Canada’s East Coast
by Roger Marsters
Formac 2002
This book tells the archaeology and history of some east coast shipwrecks from the sixteenth century to the present. This copy is new but shows some shopwear. Illustrated.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper    $20

Shipwrecks of Newfoundland and Labrador
by Frank Galgay and Michael McCarthy
Harry Cuff Publications 1987
(third printing July 1989)
Wrecks mentioned are: The HMS Harpooner (1816), the Despatch (1828), the SS Anglo Saxon (1853), the Sea Clipper (1867), the Queen of Swansea (1867), the Marion (1915), HMS Raleigh (1922), the SS Caribou (1942). Appendix A: Newfoundlanders who perished in the wreck of the SS George Washington, on or about Jan 20 1877. Appendix B: Some Newfoundland and Labrador shipwrecks This is a clean, tight copy in very good condition.
94 pp including bibliography, no index
Trade Paper    $30

Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia Volume II
by Jack Zinck
Lancelot 1977
Contains brief histories of over 80 shipwrecks, and includes lists of ships wrecked from 1875 to 1956. This copy is worn along the spine and much of the spine cover is missing. There is minor edgewear along the front and back covers and there are some small stains but it is otherwise good.
291 pp including ships list
Card covers    $15

Simple Annals the Story of the MacQueens of Sutherland's River
by Relief Williams Mackay
Privately Published 1986
195 pp plus index
Paper Covers    $25

Sketches & Traditions of the Northwest Arm, Halifax NS
by John W. Regan
McAlpine Publishing 1909 (Second edition)
Regan's landmark history remains as popular today as it was when it was first published in 1908. This copy shows some damage (discolouration) in the cloth along the length of the spine and in spots on the boards but otherwise it is tight and clean. The panoramic fold-out photo of the Arm is intact. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering, no jacket.
191 pp no index
Hardcover    $75

Spirit of Place: Lucy Maud Montgomery and Prince Edward Island
by Francis P. Bolger, Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay
Oxford 1982
A pictorial study of Prince Edward Island with text from Montgomery’s autobiography and personal correspondence. This copy bears a gift inscription.
86 pp no index
Hardcover    $15

Sterling Silver: Rants, Raves & Revelations
by Silver Donald Cameron
Breton Books 1994
Twenty-two pieces selected from 25 years of the author’s works.
217 pp no index
Trade Paper    $10

Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes Since 1492
by Ronald Wright
Viking 1992 (second printing)
by the acclaimed author of "Time Among the Maya". From the dust jacket flap: "Not since "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" has there been so powerful and moving an account of the terrible war between the New World and the Old". This copy is very good in a very good jacket.
424 pp including index
Hardcover    $25

Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman
by Rudy Weibe and Yvonne Johnson
Knopf Canada 1998
"A deeply moving, raw and honest book that speaks to all of us, and gives new insight into the society we live in, while offering a resounding affirmation of the power of spiritual healing"
444 pages no index
Hardcover    $18

Stories from the Six Worlds: Micmac Legends
Nimbus 1988
“This collection of twenty-nine stories shows the mythical Micmac world – the world of the Old Ones. Drawing on various sources, Ruth Whitehead retells the stories in a voice close to that of the original storytellers. The result is astonishing. A new perception emerges, and the reality behind the myth reaches out to encompass all those who will listen.” This copy is good in a good jacket, which has been covered in protective plastic.
242 pp no index
Hardcover    $25

The Story of the Bahamas
by Paul Albury
Macmillan Caribbean 1975
A history of the islands from their discovery by Europeans to the early 1970s.
294 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

Strathcona Remembers
edited by Murray W. Aikman
Strathcona Reunion Committee 1984
A history of Strathcona School, Hamilton, Ontario. This copy is good with only minor edgewear.
462 pp including index
Trade Paper    $25

Streets of St. John's Volumes 1 & 2
by Jack A. White
Creative Publishers 1989 (vol 1), 1990 (vol 2)
An entertaining look at the history of the streets of St. John's, Nfld, in two volumes. Volume 1 has been annotated in ink, and the front endpaper is missing. Some edgewear. Volume 2 is clean and good.
Volume 1 - 168 pp no index
Volume 2 - 149 pp including index
Trade Paper    $35 both

Struggle and Hope: The Hungarian-Canadian Experience
By N.F. Dreisziger with M.L. Kovacs, Paul Body and Bennett Kovrig
McClelland & Stewart 1982
(from the series "A History of Canada's Peoples")
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is present.
247 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

A Tale of Two Centuries: Truro Presbytery, Oldest in Canada, including Pictorial Supplement
by The Truro Presbytery History Committee
printed by the Tribune Press 1993
264 pp no index, supplement 72 pp no index
Trade Paper    $25

Tales Told Out of School
Compiled and edited by Dorothy Elderkin Lawrence
Retired Teachers Assoc. of the NSTU 1995
Contains stories, poems and reminiscences published to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union.
194 pp no index
Trade Paper    $15

That Lonesome Road
by Carrie M. Best
Clarion 1977
The autobiography of one of the most respected African-Nova Scotian citizens of recent times; the late Mrs. Best was a recipient of the Order Of Canada. Inscribed by Mrs. Best "To Joan, Sincerely, Carrie Best May 17.1978"
259 pp no index
Trade Paper    $25

The Very Richness of that Past Volume II: Canada Through the Eyes of Foreign Writers
edited by Greg Gatenby
Vintage Canada 1996
Contains 33 essays and excerpts about Canada by a variety of authors.
498 pp including index
Trade Paper    $12

This Marvellous Terrible Place: Images of Newfoundland and Labrador
by Eva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
Firefly Books 1998 (Second Printing)
This excellent collection of photographs is complimented by stories and reminiscences from the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. This copy is slightly warped and there is a fold in the lower right corner of the front cover.
159 pp plus story index
Trade Paper    $15

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
By H.R. Percy,
Fitzhenry and Whiteside 1980
This is number 69 in the school series "The Canadians", Intended for use in high schools. A brief but informative biography of one of Nova Scotia's most famous 19th century citizens. Illustrated in black and white.
64 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

Through Deepest Nova Scotia: Camping, canoeing and coping in the backwoods
by Bud Inglis
Nimbus 1999
Another entertaining account of camping and travel in Nova Scotia's wilderness by local favorite author Bud Inglis.
As New
131 pp no index
Trade Paper    $7

Thy Dwellings Fair: Churches of Nova Scotia 1750-1830
by Allan Duffus, Edwrad MacFarlane, Elizabeth Pacey and George Rogers
Lancelot 1982
An illustrated overview of early church archtecture in Nova Scotia. This copy is inscribed and autographed by the four authors. The cover of this copy is beginning to separate from the spine at the tail, and there are small brown stains on the front cover.
189 pp no index
Trade Paper    $15

Tolerable Good Anchorage: A Capsule History of St. John's, Newfoundland
by Joan Rusted
Creative Publishers 1995
A good, concise overview of the history of St. John's.
96 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Too Many to Mourn: One Family’s Tragedy in the Halifax Explosion
by James Mahar and Rowena Mahar
Nimbus 1998
This book tells the story of the Halifax Explosion through the experience of the Jackson family, who lost forty-six members in the tragedy.
214 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

Town of Fogo, Newfoundland : a History
edited by Patrick Pickett
The Seaside Retired Citizens Club 1992
First Edition
Includes stories and reminiscences, photos, and a list of early family names.
172 pp no index
Trade Paper    $30

Town of Truro Centennial 1875 - 1975
Truro Centennial Committee 1975
A look at Truro's history since incorporation through historic photographs.
48 pp no index
Card Covers    $15

Tracing Your Ancestors
by Meda Mander
David & Charles Ltd 1976
A general guide dealing with research in the UK. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. No Dust Jacket.
148 pp including index
Hardcover     $15

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Records Office (Public Records Office Handbooks No 19)
by Jane Cox and Timothy Padfield
Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1981
This is the first edition of this popular guide but the general guidelines and tips are still useful today.Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks.
92 pp no index
Permabound     $12

Tracing Your Ancestry: A Step-by-Step Guide to Researching Your Family History
by F. Wilbur Hembold
Oxmoor House (Birmingham, Alabama) 1976
A useful beginner's guide geared to research in the United States. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. No Dust Jacket.
210 pp including index and bibliography
Hardcover     $15

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry
By Kathleen B. Cory
Polygon 1990
Ex-Libris, contains the usual stamps and marks.
195 pp including index
Trade Paper    $10

The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation
by G. Copway, or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation
Coles Publishing Company 1972
(Facsimile Edition)
Originally published by Charles Gilpin, London 1850
This facsimile edition was printed as part of the Coles Canadian Collection. This copy is ex-libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. The card pocket is absent. The paper cover is damaged where some labels were removed.
298 pp no index
Card Covers    $10 

Traditions of the Navy: A Collection of Naval Customs, Terms & Traditions
by Cedric C. Windas
Algrove Publishing Ltd. 2001
Originally published in 1942, this facsimilie edition contains all the original text and illustrations. The book is a humourous look at naval terms and customs, and is lavishly illustrated by the author with black-and-white line drawings.
168 pp no index
Trade Paper     $15

The Tragic Wreck of the Anglo-Saxon, April 27th 1863
by Arthur Johnson, finalized for publication by Paul Johnson
Harry Cuff 1995
An account of the worst shipwreck in Newfoundland history. This copy is autographed by Paul Johnson.
133 pp no index
Trade Paper    $25

Treasury of Canadian Glass
Doris and Peter Unitt
Clock House Publications 1969 2nd Edition
This copy is in very good condition although the dust jacket, now in a Brodart cover, is chipped, torn and scuffed in places. It is profusely illustrated with mostly black and white photos.
280 pp including index
Hardcover    $100

Treasury of Newfoundland Humour and Wit
by J.C. Burke; Illustrated by L.B. Jensen
Breakwater 1986
Over 200 short anecdotes exemplifying the legendary humour of Newfoundland.
128 pp including index
Trade Paper    $7

Trudeau and Our Times - Volume 1: The Magnificent Obsession
Stephen Clarkson and Christina McCall
McClelland & Stewart 1990
This is the first volume of the authors' popular history of Pierre Trudeau's impact on the hearts and minds of Canadians.
502 pp including index
Hardcover    $25

United Baptist Church, Mahone Bay Nova Scotia 1875 - 1975
Commemorative Plate
Canadian Art China 1975
Issued to mark the Centenary of the church. This plate is cream-coloured with the church pictured in brown and captioned as above, and the rim is gilded in 22 K gold. The condition is very good, there are no cracks or chips.
Commemorative Plate    $25

The Valley of the Remsheg A History of Wallace Bay and a genealogical record of the descendants of six founding families
by Harry R. Brown
North Cumberland Historical Society Publication No. 4
Second Edition, updated 1979 printed by Oxford Journal Ltd.
A short history of the Wallace Bay area including some photos and illustrations. The six founding families are Brown, Peers (Piers), Tuttle, McKim, Wells, and Forshner. This copy was the property of Mrs. Dorothy Mills, who was active in the Colchester Historical Society for a number of years. The flyleaf contains 13 signatures of Mrs. Mills' friends along with a short inscription dated January 1979.
255 pp including index of related families
Cloth    $60

Vanishing Halifax
by L.B. Jenson
Petheric Press 1977 (Twelfth Printing)
Beautiful black and white sketches of historic Halifax buildings, many of which are no longer standing.
Comb-bound, Card Covers    $15

Vernacular Architecture in the Codroy Valley
by Richard MacKinnon
Canadian Museum of Civilization 2002
CMC Mercury Series History Division, Paper 52
The story of a small Newfoundland community as told through its buildings. Illustrated by many photos and floor plans.
190 pp including bibliography; no index
Trade Paper    $30

Victorian Explorer: The African Diaries of Captain William G. Stairs 1887-1982
by Captian William G. Stairs
edited by Janina M. Konczacki
Nimbus 1994
Captain William G. Stairs, a Haligonian, was second in command to Henry Stanley on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1887 – 1889, and commander of the Katanga Expedition of 1891-1892. His diaries give a frank and critical account of these expeditions and help form a rare portrait of Africa in the late Victorian period.
319 pp including index
Trade Paper    $15

A Victorian Lady’s Album: Kate Shannon’s Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892
by Della Stanley
Formac 1994
Written when Kate Shannon was 18, this charming diary provides an intimate glimpse of life in Halifax and Boston in the last years of the Victorian era. The book is full of period illustrations and includes some of Kate’s own sketches. The endpapers show the McAlpine map of Halifax of 1900. This copy is signed by the author.
118 pp no index
Decorated Boards    $15

Wake of the Schooners: From Placentia to Port aux Basques
by Robert Parsons
Creative 1993
A history of schooner wrecks of Newfoundland from the 1850s to the 1970s.
272 pp no index
Trade Paper    $12

A Walk through Old Lunenburg
The Lunenburg Heritage Society 1979
An illustrated guidebook to historic Lunenburg. The photos are reproduced in sepia and the text is printed in brown ink on cream paper.
73 pp no index
Card Covers    $10

The Watch That Ends the Night
by Hugh MacLennan
Charles Scribner's Sons 1959
Book Club Edition
A novel of Montreal in the 1930s by one of Nova Scotia's best-known authors.
373 pp Fiction
Hardcover    $15

The Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History Volume II
By Frederick M. Binder and David M. Reimers
D.C Heath and Company 1988
328 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

We Keep a Light
by Evelyn Richardsdon
Ryerson 1946 (Fifth Printing 1951)
This is the story of the author’s life as lighthouse keeper on Bon Portage Island, at Nova Scotia’s southernmost tip. The book was a winner of the Governor-General’s Award for non-fiction. The illustrations are by Winifred Fox and include a map of the island on the frontispiece and a map of the neighbouring islands on the front endpapers. This copy has some minor edgewear and the dust jacket, which is in a protective wrapper, is chipped, torn, and separated.
260 pp no index
Hard Cover     $20

Webster's Dictionary of American Women
by the editors of Merriam-Webster
Smithmark 1996 (Revised and updated)
"Over 1,500 biographies of the great women who have shaped American history and life" Very Good, dust jacket shows some minor wear.
696 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

The West House, Brunswick Street, Halifax
Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1973
A history of the West house including listings of the owners and occupants, photos and plans. On sepia paper.. 8 ¾ " x 14 ¼ "
51 pp no index
Comb-bound, Card Covers    $15

Westcountrymen in Prince Edward's Isle
by Basil Greenhill and Ann Giffard
Formac 2003 (third edition)
Originally published in 1967 this book explores the influence of Cornish settlers on the development of merchant shipping in PEI in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The names of many prominent members of the shipbuilding community are mentioned.
As New
248 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

Westviking: The Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America
by Farley Mowat
McClelland 1965
A good, tight copy. The previous owner's address stamp on the flyleaf has been blacked out, and the dust jacket is chipped and worn at the edges.
494 pp including index
Hardcover     $25

Where My Roots Go Deep: The Collected Writings of Evelyn M. Richardson
by Evelyn M. Richardson
Nimbus 1996
"A masterful storyteller, Richardson's themes of ancestry, adventure and the sea are a delightful blend of social history and narrative that illustrate her gift of keen observation and her pleasure in sharing the intrigue hidden in past events".
As New
286 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Women of the West Coast Then and Now
by Marnie Andersen
Sand Dollar Press 1993
Biographical sketches of west coast women from early settler to modern environmental activist. Ex-Libris in good condition; no marks and only one label.
189 pp no index
Trade Paper     $10

Woodchips and Beans: Life in the Early Lumber Woods of Early Nova Scotia
by Mike Parker
Nimbus 1992 (later printing)
An entertaining and informative overview of the history of lumbering in Nova Scotia.
Illustrated
238 pp including index
Trade Paper     $15

Working the Land: Journeys into the Heart of Canada
by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths
Viking 1999
First Edition
A fascinating look into the relationships between some Canadians and the land which provides their livelihoods.
350 pp no index
Hardcover     $15

The World Almanac Commemorative Edition
edited by June Foley, Mark Hoffam, and Tom McGuire
Pharos Books 1992
“The Complete 1868 Original and Selections from 25, 50 and 100 Years Ago, with an Overview by Today’s Editors”
552 pp no index
Card Covers     $10

Worldwide Family History
by Noel Currer-Briggs
Routledge and Kegan Paul 1982
Part one comprises 18 chapters dealing in general terms with records of European countries and includes chapters on Islam and China/Japan. Part two comprises 15 chapters dealing with immigration to North America, Australia/New Zealand, and South Africa. Appendix 1 is a general description of Heraldry; Appendix two is a table of Heraldic sources. Ex-Libris, containing the usual stamps and marks. This was a Reference copy and is in good condition, although the dust jacket is missing.
230 pp including index
Hardcover     $18

Yankees At Louisbourg: The Story of the First Siege 1745
by George A. Rawlyk
Breton Books 1999
Originally published in the University of Maine Bulletin Volume 69, Number 19, April 1967, this book provides a detailed history of the siege and capture of the Fortress of Louisbourg by the English in1745. The return of the Fortress to France shortly thereafter helped to sow the seeds of discontent in Massachusetts which later helped to fuel the American Revolution. This copy is as new.
203 pp including index
Trade Paper     $25

Yesterday’s Toronto 1870 – 1910
by Linda Shapiro
Prospero Books 1997
Illustrated with over 150 black and white photos.
149 pp no index
Hardcover     $15

Yesterdays in Conquerall Bank
by Pearl (Rafuse) Falkenham
DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater NS 1976
This first edition copy bears Mrs. Falkenham’s signature, dated Oct 1st 1979. The previous owner’s name on the front free endpaper has been blacked out with marker but otherwise a fine copy.
70 pp no index
Hardcover     $60

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