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PERSON & PLACE:  A CANADIAN GARLAND., Alden, John, foreword by.  (Inscribed by John Alden.)  (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.)
1 Alden, John, foreword by. (Inscribed by John Alden.) (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.) PERSON & PLACE: A CANADIAN GARLAND.
G.K. Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974. 
Unpaginated (approx. 27 pp.), 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Produced as a Christmas gift by G.K. Hall & Co., 1974. INSCRIBED BY JOHN ALDEN ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Frontispiece is reproduction of monograph poem by Marc Lescarbot, 1618. Reproduces three poems , two from the seventeenth century in French on the subject of Champlain's explorations and one from the eighteenth century in English entitled Annapolis Royal. Interior - previous owners bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover, slight crease at top of spine/rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
3 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT., Brooks, Richard.
4 Brooks, Richard. THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), Ist U.S. edition. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A unique corps, recruited as soldiers but trained to serve at sea, the Royal Marines are the recognized experts in amphibious warfare, possessors of an invaluable combination of military an d naval skills...This absorbing book, the only one-volume history of 350 years of the Marines, is published in the bicentennial year of the service receiving the distinction 'Royal'. It tells their story from its origins in the era of Kin g C h a r l e s II, drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records held in the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Foreword by Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. SKYWARD: MAN'S MASTERY OF THE AIR AS SHOWN BY THE BRILLIANT FLIGHTS OF AMERICA'S LEADING AIR EXPLORER. HIS LIFE, HIS THRILLING ADVENTURES, HIS NORTH POLE AND TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHTS, TOGETHER WITH HIS PLANS FOR CONQUERING THE ANTARCTIC BY AIR.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
359 pp, 8 3/4" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge blue. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and photogravure frontispiece portrait of author (only the first printings contain this). "Almost since he could toddle Byrd has been an adventurer. At the age of twelve he travelled around the world alone. At Annapolis he was an athlete of note. In his seafaring years that followed he was cited twenty-one times, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. He went to England to help fly the ill-fated ZR-2 to America. He was assigned to the transatlantic flight of the Navy's NC boats in 1921. As flight leader with the National Geographical Arctic Expedition in 1923 he and his plane flew 6000 miles over the icy deserts of the north. On May 9th, 1926, he and Floyd Bennett circled the North Pole for the first time by air. In June, 1927, after forty-two terrible hours in the air he crossed the Atlantic from New York to France. Now the South Pole! With ships and scientists, planes and sledges, and his old pilot Bennett, he determines next winter to enter this facinating realm. Full of action and adventure as it is, Byrd's story does not fall into the class of simple biographical yarns. Using the stark reality of his recurring enterprises as a background he paints a splendid picture of man's struggle to conquer the air and of the grand victory of human ingenuity over gravity that has sprung in a brief span of twenty-five years from centuries of despairing effort. And finally, because Byrd is an idealist as well as a rugged explorer, he projects his flying aspirations into the future." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has large chips/tears, edge creasing/wrinkling, rubbing, creasing on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
6 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Hard Cover Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS:  MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969., Drew, Anne Marie, ed.
7 Drew, Anne Marie, ed. LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS: MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, (1998), 2nd printing. 
216 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This collection of letters from thirteen midshipmen begins shortly after the founding of the Naval Academy in 1845 and continues into the Vietnam era. It is especially valuable for the light it throws on life and learning at the nation's premier institution of naval training for more than a century...(the author) introduces the letter-writing mids with brief biographies and photographs and places their letters in the larger context of history. A glossary of unfamiliar terms is included at the end." Tiny scuff to edge of spine, tiny shallow bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES.  LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION., Frecker, G. A.   Foreword by W. P. Thompson.
8 Frecker, G. A. Foreword by W. P. Thompson. EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES. LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION.
Toronto W.J. Gage 1956 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
112 pp, 8vo (8" H). Publisher's reply card and business card laid in. Contents: Dr. G.A. Frecker: A Biographical Sketch; Lecture I: The Historical Background and Earlier Developments; Lecture II: Education for Our Times. Minor musty odor, fiant foxing marks on top of text block. Glassine dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, tiny stain on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. SEASONED TIMBERS: A SAMPLING OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS UNIQUE TO WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA. VOL. 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1973 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
152 pp, 8vo, 8 7/8" H. A collection of fine examples of Nova Scotia's architectural heritage in a section of Halifax County. Many b&w photos with full descriptions. Includes small maps of areas represented. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Horwood, Harold. Foreword by Farley Mowat. DANCING ON THE SHORE: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT ANNAPOLIS BASIN.
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND:  THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH., Jampoler, Andrew C.A.
11 Jampoler, Andrew C.A. SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591144132 B&w illustrations. "(An) exciting naval adventure in an unlikely setting on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire more than 150 years ago. Ordered to fix the exact elevation of the Dead Sea and to collect mineral specimens, the expedition was the Navy's first and last to the storied salt lake of the Old Testament. Its leader, Lt. William F. Lynch, was at once a coolly scientific and devoutly religious man who hope d t o f i n d the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah and substantiate the account of their destruction in the Book of Genesis. Drawing on his extensive research in Turkey, Jordan, and Israel, the author not only presents first-time details of the expedi ti o n bu t a ls o places the 1848 event in a broad historical setting. Recalling a time when most of Europe had revolted against its monarchies, insurrection had boiled in the port cities of the Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire had nearly collap sed , an d a l eth al cholera epidemic had swept across the world, Jampoler helps readers understand the crew's fears and expectations. He also offers a taste of life at sea during a decade when sail began to give way to steam. Readers join Lynch and h is men as they la un ch two small boats on the Sea of Galilee at Tiberius, run the Jordan rapids, and plumb the depths of the Dead Sea, while members of the shore party and their Arab escorts follow along on camels and horseback...." Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ botto m of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small barcode security label on inside of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
12 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
13 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
HITLER ON THE DOORSTEP.  OPERATION 'SEA LION': THE GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE BRITAIN, 1940., Kieser, Egbert.  Translated by Helmut Bogler.
14 Kieser, Egbert. Translated by Helmut Bogler. HITLER ON THE DOORSTEP. OPERATION 'SEA LION': THE GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE BRITAIN, 1940.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1997. 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557503907 B&w photographs, maps. "During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath. The greatest operation in German military history thus far - an invasion of the British Isles - was Hitler's next logical step. After the rapid overthrow of France, Great Britain was the only opponent still left. In London, the invasion was considered absolutely inevitable. Joseph Kennedy, the American Ambassador, described an even darker scenario in his reports to Washington. He not only questioned the effectiveness of the military defence, but considered the island kingdom to be in such a state of decadence and decay that any moral resistance would collapse under a German a s s a u l t . All Britain was convinced that the Germans would come. They had nothing left with which to oppose the German panzers. In only five weeks the Germans had crushed France and expelled the BEF from Belgium. Now those panzers stood on t he C ha nn el c oast, waiting for the order to send them to England. But it was remarkably difficult for the German military leadership to come to a decision. Greatest haste appeared to be called for if the unique opportunity were to be seized a nd the wa r e nde d w ith a short campaign in England. The Kriegsmarine had already converted all available ship space for the transportation of troops and brought it to the Channel coast. By day and by night, German bomber and fighter formations fl ew i nto Engl and to b reak British resistance. The Luftwaffe was to create the primary condition for Operation 'Sea Lion' - gaining command of the air, without which a landing on the English coast was impossible. The fight developed into the 'Bat tle o f Br itain ', i n whi ch the very existence of Great Britain was at stake. If the German squadrons could not only gain the upper hand in the air battles, but also destroy the major ports and paralyse British aircaft industry, nothing mor e wou ld sta nd in the w ay of the i nvasion. Those events and the decision made during Britian's nightmare summer of 1940 receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this book." Minor wrinkling at top of spine and tiny dint at bottom edge of fr ont bo ard. D ust ja cket ha s mino r rubbi ng, areas of light wrinkling along top edge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER:  THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922., Layman, R.D.
15 Layman, R.D. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870212109 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Before the flight-deck aircraft carrier evolved, there were many attempts by the navies of the world to take flying m achines to sea. This book describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. Many of t h e s e w ere influential in the development of shipboard aviation; others were less so but are included because of their interest. The book concentrates on vessels employed principally, or solely, for aeronautical purposes, and omits detailed p ar ti cu la rs of ships whose usage involved no permanent conversion. However, although the book is devoted largely to vessels predating the flight-deck carrier, the first three ships are described, since they represent the culmination of nearl y thr ee- qua rte rs o f a century of theory, experiment and practical experience. (This book) follows the successful approach of the 'Conway's Fighting Ships' series, divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and hist or ies of a ll t he s hip s. Th e book is illustrated with some very rare photos of these little-known vessels and their aircraft." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor edg e w ear/ wrink ling, mino r wr ink ling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COMMODORE KILBURNIE., Mack, William P.
16 Mack, William P. COMMODORE KILBURNIE.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), 2nd printing. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Those who enjoyed the novel 'Captain Kilburnie' will welcome this stand-alone sequel about the swashbuckling Scotsman Fergus Kilburnie as he returns to Nelson's Navy to do battle with England's enemies...leaves readers with the taste of salt on their lips and the smell of gunpowder in thier nostrils. Walking slippery wooden decks and climbing swaying ratlines, the reader goes on vicarious voyages to sea in some of His Majest y's frontline ships as they seek battle against Napoleon and his allies..." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
17 Mackenzie, Ross. BRIEF POINTS: AN ALMANAC FOR PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN. SECOND EDITION.
Naval Institute Prerss, Annapolis, Maryland, 1996, second edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1557505845 B&w photographs. "Provides a wealth of information about the Academy, with useful references to the Navy and Annapolis; Helps families and friends share in the midshipman experience; Answers qu estions most frequently asked by newcomers and outsiders; Includes a glossary of Academy acronyms, terms, and slang." Interior - small area of waviness due to dampness at top corner of approx. page 170 to end of book, otherwise clean and t i g h t w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear/curl at bottom corner of covers, very light rubbing, a few tiny sticker removal marks on front cover, minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NOVA SCOTIA - CANADA'S OCEAN PLAYGROUND., N/A.
18 N/A. NOVA SCOTIA - CANADA'S OCEAN PLAYGROUND.
Bureau of Information, Department of Highways, Nova Scotia, (1932). 
38 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Pictorial cover showing the 'Bluenose' on rear, sailing ships and bathers on front. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs of sailing, fishing, touring, scenery, hotels, etc. - each page is framed in yellow and pale green with drawings of seagulls in the top corners. Inside of front cover shows colour illustrations of S.S. Majestic and R.M.S. Aquitainia - inside of rear cover shows colour view of apple blossoms of Annapolis Valley. Th e u n p a g i nated centrefold comprises a double-page map showing the highways, railways and steamship routes from eastern Canada and the U.S. to Nova Scotia and there are two pages of text giving travel information. Light edge wear, tiny soiling m a rk a nd s ma ll scuff on front cover, a few small foxing marks on rear cover, two soft creases down front cover and on first few pages. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM., Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett.
19 Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett. ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1987. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870215590 B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vi etnam War. Authors John B. Nichols, a fighter pilot who flew some 350 missions off carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their extensive knowledge of the subject to detail t h e w a y s in which airpower was employed in the years prior to the fall of Saigon. Confronting the conventional belief that airpower failed in Vietnam, they show that on the rare occasions when it was applied correctly, airpower was effective, b ut b e ca us e it was most often misunderstood and misapplied, the overall results proved catastrophic. Calling their book a cockpit view of the war with the benefit of fourteen years of hindsight, the authors impart a compelling sense of what it was li ke to fl y from Yankee Station between 1964 and 1973 and provide important lessons for those who may become involved in future conflicts. At the same time, they add considerable facts to the permanent war record." Faint erased pencil mar k on hal f-t itle pag e, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A NOVA SCOTIA ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Peck, Mary Biggar.  Foreword by Harry Bruce.
20 Peck, Mary Biggar. Foreword by Harry Bruce. A NOVA SCOTIA ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1989 0888821166 / 9780888821164 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
159 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). "Perhaps nothing evokes a particular time and place more vividly than photographs: the stiff family studio portraits of the Victorians, sad formal pictures of young men standing proudly in their wartime uniforms, grainy snapshots depicting people in the 'new look' clothes of the 1940s. (The author) has selected over 160 black and white photographs from the 1890s to the 1950s, divinding them into ten sections under headings such as, 'Rural Life', 'War and Disaster', 'On Sea and Shore', and 'Ceremony and Celebration'. Each section is arranged, when possible, in chronological order. Fishermen and miners, farmers and firemen, sailors and students, parents and children are captured at work, at school, and at play. Towns, stations, ships, parades, plays and picnics illuminate this glimpse of a vanished way of life." Light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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