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81 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
82 Staebler, Edna. CAPE BRETON HARBOUR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771082886 / 9780771082887 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Tom Anthes. Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page. "The spell of the sea will be on you as you read this finely illustrated story of Edna Staebler's discovery of a small fishing village on the Cabot Trail. Like a found seashell, or a pocketful of sand, the book will talk to you of people, the sound of gulls and the sea, long after you have read it. A lone stranger, determined to leave the bleak hamlet on the next bus, Edna was soon listenening to the codfishermen, to children on the wharf, and to a man who wanted a woman 'not for t'rills, but for darned socks and mashed potatoes'. She went swordfishing on the 'Devil Diver', hitch-hiking over the mountains, and grew to love the people, who in turn accepted her into their lives. Here is an intimate look at what so many people mean when they picture 'the Maritimes', as it used to be." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny chip, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
83 Stephenson, Joan, ed. LETTERS TO LEVI: A YOUNG FISHERMAN'S MAIL.
Roseway, Lockeport, Nova Scotia, (1991), Ist ed. 
92 pp, 8vo, soft cover. A collection of letters found in an old sea chest that belonged to Levi Thomas (1872-1933) who lived in Blanche at the southwest tip of Nova Scotia. The letters were from his sister in Massachusetts, who encouraged Levi to move near her where work was more plentiful (which he did), and later letters from his family and friends back in Blanche. The last letter is the only one written by Levi to his brother James. It is a remarkable story and window on the lives of or dinary people and their trials and amusements. Minor wear to edges of covers, front hinge crease, soft crease at bottom of front cover, water mark 1/2" dia. on front hinge, minor scuffing to covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
84 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE GROUND UP:  THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS., Stoffman, Daniel.  With Tony Van Leersum.
85 Stoffman, Daniel. With Tony Van Leersum. FROM THE GROUND UP: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS.
Toronto McCain Foods 2007 097837200X / 9780978372002 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "Nobody, least of all the McCain brothers, imagined that the little frozen foods plant they opened in 1957 would, before the century was over, make Florenceville into the French fry capital of the world. Wallace and Harrison McCain worked hard and played hard and turned their family's name into the most famous Canadian brand in the world. Because they knew people were their most important asset, they hired and trained enthusiastic, independent thinkers to help them build McCain Foods into a global powerhouse in the frozen food industry. In doing so, they benefited not just themselves but thousands of employees all over the world as well as the millions of consumers who enjoy the convenience and nutritional benefits of McCain products. It's an amazing Canadian success story. How did they do it? That's what this book is about." Previous owner's name/info. on free front endpaper has been blacked-out with marker and covered with a bookplate - marker migrates through page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine., one small corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK., Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors.  (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward,
86 Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors. (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward, ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Brunswick Press/University Press of New Brunswick, n.p., (1967), No. 102 of an edition of 2,000 copies. 
280 pp, folio (13 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color reproductions and photographs, tissue-covered color frontispiece of Lord Beaverbrook. Contents: Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Literature in New Brunswick; Painting in New Brunswick; Music in New Brunswick; Architecture in New Brunswick; Handicrafts in New Brunswick. Two strips of glue residue on front pastedown with corresponding areas surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is worn with moderate edge wear, browning on spine and edges, small chips, small tears, edge creases, small perforations on flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on rear panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY:  SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT., Walker, Willa.
87 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, small light soiling mark at fore-edge of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
88 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." One slight corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 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.
89 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
 
 
UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY: THE LEGACY OF THE BILL LYNCH SHOWS., Walsh, Christopher A.
90 Walsh, Christopher A. UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY: THE LEGACY OF THE BILL LYNCH SHOWS.
Pottersfield, Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, 2010. 
158 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781897426173 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)akes readers on a thrilling ride through the strange and fabled history of the Bill Lynch Shows, from its modest beginnings on McNab's Island in Halifax Harbour to t he successful, tumultuous years criss-crossing the countryside to its current incarnation struggling along dark Maritime highways today. This is one of the most curious stories of this region's past, one never completely understood and, until now, never told in its entirety. The Bill Lynch Shows would breeze into small Maritime towns after dark, packed with enough electricity and magic to illuminate the imaginations of anyone who stepped foot on the midway for the brief while it played thei r town. For many, itst return after a long winter made summer official. The shows became entrenched in the collective psyche, at once the centre of earthly thrills and some of the greatest acts of charity ever witnessed in the region. Clarence ' So ggy' Reid continued the enterprise in the same manner, until the death of a man on the carnival lot in Port Hawkesbury threatened to destroy the dream forever. Walsh chronicles the true story of the Maritime carnival with unflinching detail, wea vin g flashes of the carnival's captivating past with a first-hand account of life on the carnival lot today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Watson, Julie V.  Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron.
91 Watson, Julie V. Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron. A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1987 088882095X / 9780888820952 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
111 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Julie Watson has divided (this) book into sections that include travel by sea, land, and air; silver fox farming; fishing; sports; arts; and ceremonial occasions. She takes us on a nostalgic trip around the Island through scenes of rustic charm, from picturesque farms to the harness races, from shipyards to socials, from Charlottetown to the sea. Perhaps more fascinating still, in evocative pictures and words, she introduces us to the proud and patriotic Islanders: nurses, missionaries, dignitaries, entrepreneurs, writers and many others. Our last glimpse is a poignant one - photos of confident young men marching bravely away to war." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very tiny scuff at top corner of front panel, soft small crease at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
92 Young, George. (Inscribed by author.) THE SHORT TRIANGLE. A STORY OF THE SEA AND MEN WHO GO DOWN TO IT IN SHIPS.
Queensland, Nova Scotia Self-published 1991 0920454011 / 9780920454015 8th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
79 pp, 8 15/16" H. In dust wrapper which repeats design on front cover. Inscribed on page 5: "For ____ and ________; With the Warmest Wishes of the Author, George Young of Queensland N.S. Christmas, 2001." B&w photographs, drawing. "The Short Triangle was an area bounded by drawing a line from Cape Race Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras then, to Bermuda and, back to Cape Race. Many a fierce engagement took place in these waters and this then, is the story of one. Sometimes, convoys moved on their errands unmolested for several weeks at a time but, when the submarines of the enemy pounced, they usually did so with a vengeance. This narrative is based upon events that actually took place. The ships names are of those who were there. The author was there also." A fictionalized version of events that took place in the summer of 1942 off the coasts of New England and Nova Scotia. Interior - minor rust on staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top of spine. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
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