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MACASKILL:  SEASCAPES AND SAILING SHIPS., Bruce, Harry & Darrach, Claude.  Foreword by Sherman Hines.  Preface By Thomas H. Raddall.
1 Bruce, Harry & Darrach, Claude. Foreword by Sherman Hines. Preface By Thomas H. Raddall. MACASKILL: SEASCAPES AND SAILING SHIPS.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Nimbus 1987 0920852785 / 9780920852781 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In the 1920s and '30s, when commercial photography was still in its infancy, Wallace R. MacAskill was the worlds best marine photographer. Quite possibly he still is. MacAskill (1893-1956) was born in St. Peter's on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and from childhood on, his first and last loves were photography and the sea. He devoted his life to both. His own greatest critic, MacAskill destroyed 99 out of 100 of his negatives, yet left over 6,000 images to posterity. This book is a careful selection from among (those images)." Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN ITS CLASS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA YACHT SQUADRON., Erhard, Nancie.
2 Erhard, Nancie. FIRST IN ITS CLASS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA YACHT SQUADRON.
Nimbus, (Halifax, 1986). 
156 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0928521521 "From the formation of the Halifax Yacht Club in 1837 to the challenge for the 1987 America's Cup, the history of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron is filled with tradition, controversy, humour, and tragedy. Above all, it is a story about people - influential, colourful individuals - and the boats they designed, built and raced. ( T h i s b o o k ) provides an accurate and entertaining portrayal of the Squadron's fascinating history including special profiles of prominent members and legendary boats." Very slight curl to fore-edges og boards, waviness to fore-edge of textb lo ck . D u st j ac ke t has very minor edge wear, very light rubbing on panels, very light edge wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
BLUENOSE MASTER:  THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING., Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo.
3 Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo. BLUENOSE MASTER: THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1989 0888821182 / 9780888821188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Gerard Williams. 
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings by Gerard Williams, plus b&w photographs, maps. "(B)orn on April 30, 1906, (Ernest Hartling) grew up in his grandparents' house, overlooking Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia. Entranced by the sight of the billowing white sails of Grandfather's schooner, he embarked on a lifelong fascination with ships and the sea. As a small boy, when he was allowed to steer his father's ship, he knew he was born to be a sailor. In this book, (he) takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement: his eyewitness account of the Great Halifax Explosion; crossing the Atlantic at the age of twelve as an ordinary seaman; striking out alone at fourteen in pursuit of his dream of a seafaring life; but that is just the beginning. He sailed the high seas on numerous ships to countless ports and, while still very young, became master of a ship. In Halifax, during the Second World War, Ernest took on the dangerous job of harbour pilot, guiding convoys safely out to sea. Relishing the challenge, he remained a pilot for twenty-nine years. Illuminating every page is the character of Ernest Hartling, who retired after more than fifty years at sea, only to return to it as master of the 'Bluenose II' - the crowning achievement of his life." Dust jacket has minor rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Humber, William. FREEWHEELING: THE STORY OF BICYCLING IN CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1986 0919783376 / 9780919783379 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; A Portrait of Canada in the Country of Bicycling; Bicycling: A Nineteenth-Century Passion; From Heart's Content to Dawson: Bicycle Fever Spreads Throughout the Dominion; The Business of Cycling; Off to War: The Story of the Canadian Corps Cyclists' Battalion; Touring: A Canadian Journey in Three Parts (Part One: Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg's Voyage of Discovery in 1880s Canada / Part Two: Bicycling Across Canada in the Twentieth Century / Part Three: Three Tours - Tour One: Prairie Cycling - Tour Two: Through Cape Breton - Tour Three: Newfoundland Journey); High-Wheels and Safeties: The Early Days of Bicycle Racing; Six Days Shall They Labour; Canada Against the World: The Ascent of Steve Bauer. Interior - crease at bottom corner of last pages 151 to 160, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - medium crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 McLaren, R. Keith. BLUENOSE & BLUENOSE II.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1981 0888820429 / 9780888820426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, cutaways, course maps, reproductions. A look at the racing history of the schooner Bluenose and at the life of the Bluenose II, an ambassador for Nova Scotia tourism. Small bump to bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small areas of very light edge wrinkling, light browning to inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOVA SCOTIA - CANADA'S OCEAN PLAYGROUND., N/A.
6 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
 
 
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE FIRST FOUR YEARS.  2. THE FIFTH YEAR.  3. THE SIXTH YEAR., Power, C.G.; Gibson, Colin; Claxton, Brooke - introduction/forewords by.
7 Power, C.G.; Gibson, Colin; Claxton, Brooke - introduction/forewords by. THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE FIRST FOUR YEARS. 2. THE FIFTH YEAR. 3. THE SIXTH YEAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
418 pp, 404 pp, 537 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. Blue cloth - each volume has been rebound with a new spine (old spines have been relaid on top) and new endpapers. B&w photographs. Volume 1. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The First Four Years - 1945 reprint. Volume 2. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Fifth Year - 1945 first edition. Volume 3. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Sixth Year - 1949 first edition. Very light browning to edge of text blocks, light edge wear - moderate at corners, very small slight bump to most corners, light rubbing to cloth. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS:  NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA., Wallace, Frederick William.
8 Wallace, Frederick William. IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS: NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Musson 1927 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Fair 
282 pp, 8 7/8" H. Green cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blindstamped ship on front board. Map on front endpapers, b&w frontispiece, plates. Section headings: In the Wake of the Wind-Ships; Quebec's Shipping Era; The New Brunswickers; The Nova Scotia-men. Index. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and at bottom of "forward" page, gift inscription on half-title page, light browning on rear free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, dust staining to top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with one or two tiny tears, very light edge wear, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has edge wear/creasing and small chips and tears, old tape along top/bottom inside edges, heavy browning on spine and moderate browning elsewhere, light rubbing, one or two small light stains, two creases on front panel pastedown picture. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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