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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
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Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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A treatise on coal and coal-mining
'A Treatise on Coal and Coal-Mining' discusses the use of coal, the coalfields of the North, Central, and West of England, as well as coal in North America. The sinking of shafts, driving levels and cutting coal, drainage and pumping, and ventilation are all examined as well. The section on North American coal resources briefly discusses the abundance of coal in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A number of illustrations are also included with this text.
Birds of Arabia
'Birds of Arabia' is an ornithological text that describes birds in regions such as Sinai, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. It contains a full systematic list of Arabian birds, as well as notes on little-known habits such as patterning, puddling, and intelligence. Migration of the Arabian birds is also discussed, with several species heading to Africa in the winter months, although not much is known about this practice. A number of coloured plates illustrate this text.
Country contentments, or, The husbandmans recreations : contayning the wholesome experiences in which any man ought to recreate himself, after the toyle of more serious business ; as namely hunting, hawking, coursing with greyhounds, and the lawes of the lease, shooting in longbow or crossbow, bowling, tennis, baloone ; the whole art of angling, and the use of the fighting cock
'Country Contentments' discusses recreational activities popular in Britain during the 17th century. Sports such as hawking, hunting, and coursing with greyhounds are included, as well as a large section on cocking. The use of a crossbow or longbow in hunting is also described, as well as angling and tennis. Chapters include discussions on regions in which hunting or angling is most fruitful, as well as preparation for each of these sports.
Courage : the story of modern cockfighting
'Courage' deals with the history of cockfighting, as well as a brief discussion on the way the sport operates. Chapters discuss the cockfighting pit, choosing a fighting breed, cockmasters, and the code of the cockers. Narratives describing cockfights are also included within this text, alongside a number of photographs.
Melusina : a new Arabian night's entertainment
'Melusina' is a fictional story based around the collection of stories and anecdotes that the author recorded during his travels in the Middle East. It deals predominantly with the story of a young man named Khaled who has adventures throughout the Middle East, such as meeting Sultan Hassan, finding love with a girl named Melusina, and encounters with Sheiks and other religious figures.
Poultry culture : how to raise, manage, mate and judge thoroughbred fowls
'Poultry Culture' is an exploration of the importance of poultry in an agricultural setting. Chapters include descriptions of the author's favorite breeds, type and strains of breeding, discussion of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, mating, and other types of fowl. Each section gives a lengthy description of the topic discussed, as well as several illustrations. Other sections discuss the use of artificial incubators, medical treatments for poultry disease, and cleanliness in feeding.
Science and education
'Science and Education' deals with the importance of education in a modern society and includes several speeches and notes by the author. Chapters examine the educational value of natural sciences, the emancipation of 1865, the importance of a liberal education, and the work of school boards. Medicine and the biological sciences are discussed at length, with several chapters including biology lectures and addresses to the International Medical Congress.
Sport with gun and rod in American woods and waters
'Sport with Gun and Rod' discusses hunting and fishing in the woods and rivers of North America. Chapters include discussion of large game, such as black bears, buffalo, moose, and caribou, as well as small game, including foxes, rabbits, and different types of birds. The fishing section is extensive, with descriptions of where certain kinds of fish congregate, as well as tips for fishing. Other sections include topics such as how to mount a bird, partridge shooting, and hunting porpoises in the waters of Canada and the United states. A number of illustrations are also included.
Tales, sketches and lyrics
'Tales, Sketches, and Lyrics' contains a number of stories and rhymes, as well as several poems and legends. Some examples of stories included within this text are 'The Legend of Bethlehem', 'Count or Counterfeit', 'A Tale of Lake Ontario', and 'The Thirsty Witches of Fraserburg'. Rhymes include 'The Indian Log Church', 'Sin and Love', and 'A Christmas Hymn', all of which have religious connotations. Several secular rhymes are included as well, such as 'The Pirate', 'The Emigrant's Bride', and 'The Auld Wife to her Cats'. Several of these accounts deal with Canadian content, although there is a section on the French Revolution as well.
The American poultry yard : comprising the origin, history, and description of the different breeds of domestic poultry
'The American Poultry Yard' contains a brief history and description of the keeping of domestic fowl. Several sections deal with breeding, as well as hatching and rearing chickens. Cross-breeding between different types of poultry is also discussed, along with descriptions of several different kinds. Common poultry diseases, as well as the methods used to treat them, are also included in this text. A number of personal observations are made by the author, several illustrations accompany the text. There is also an appendix examining the merits of different breeds of poultry, written by Samuel Allen.
The amusing companion, or, Interesting story teller : being a collection of moral, sentimental, and miscellaneous tales
'The Amusing Companion' is a collection of tales from the 18th century, most of which come with a moral or sentimental meaning. Stories deal with topics such as hauntings, remarkable stories about murder, real love, and the folly of discontent.
The cocker : containing every information to the breeders and amateurs of that noble bird, the game cock: to which is added, a variety of other useful information for the instruction of those who are attendants on the cock pit
'The Cocker' is a book containing instruction for the cockfighting enthusiast. Many chapters deal with selective breeding of fighting cocks and there are a number of tips on how to avoid unwanted traits. Recommended cross-breeds are also discussed in this text, such as a partridge hen with a dark black-breasted Birchen duck. The final section includes tables the reader might use to fill in names and characteristics of his own fighting cocks.
The confessions of al Ghazzali
'The Confessions of al Ghazzali' is an autobiographical story of Ghazzali, a Muslim mystic and theologian who lived in the 11th century. Chapters discuss his search for truth through religious ideals, the ideals presented in several philosophical sects, and the aim of scholastic theology. Ghazzali also dealt extensively with the idea of reality in inspiration and its importance for the human race. Information on the religion of Islam is also included, such as Ghazzali's dealings with the Imams of Iraq.
The diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa : the first fifty ghazals
'The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa' is a poem written by the princess Zeb-un-Nissa in 1659. She wrote the poem so that her Persian style of writing would become respected in the literary world. The poem itself is included in this text, as well as a brief section documenting how Zeb-un-Nissa came to write the poem. A notes section that explains some of the wording used throughout the poem is also included.
The Howadji in Syria
'The Howadji in Syria' is a documentation of the author's travels in the Syrian Desert, Jerusalem, and Damascus. Life in the desert, the importance of camels, travelling among the Beduin, mirages, and finding oases, are all discussed within the first section. Upon his arrival in Jerusalem, the author describes the celebrations of Palm Sunday, Bethlehem, and Galilee. The section on Damascus describes Arab bazaars, cafes, and marketplaces, as well as the ruined cities of Baalbec and Palmyra.
The manor farm
'The Manor Farm' is a discussion of agriculture in Great Britain. It contains reprinted versions of earlier works, such as Walter Henry's 'Dissertation on the State of Agriculture in England', believed to be the first book about agriculture written by an Englishman. Other sections of this book date from around the 13th century and describe the state of agriculture in the Middle East, such as 'The Book of Agriculture' by Kitab al Falahah, or 'The Book of Thrift'. There are also sections that deal with husbandry on the farm, as well as the care and benefits of livestock. There are several illustrated panels with this text.
The mines and mineral lands of Nova Scotia
'The Mines and Mineral Lands of Nova Scotia' discusses the general geology of Nova Scotia, metals and ores, and the mineral content of local lakes and streams. Chapters include information on gold, iron, copper, phosphates, mineral pigmentation, and salt and mineral waters. A brief discussion of the economics of Nova Scotia, including the sale of coal exports to the United States, is also included.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' is a poem written in the tenth century by a well-known Persian poet. This book contains the poem itself, a brief introduction, and several explanatory notes. Illustrations are included on each page of this book, along with the lines of poetry.
The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the desart
'The Ruins of Palmyra' contains a number of plates documenting the architectual ruins of the city. Several plates depict statues, buildings, towers and walls. A number of plates illustrate the collective ruins. A brief history of the city of Palmyra is included, with emphasis on the Roman, Greek, and Babylonian influences of the time. Accompanying the plates is a brief section describing the types of architecture used, as well as a history of the buildings in question.
Three gifts : an Arab love story
'Three Gifts' is a fictional story about a boy named Tangu who must journey to Aleppo. During his travels, he experiences several adventures, such as having to fight against an army, and cross a desert. Once in Aleppo, Tangu meets a girl and falls in love. This story describes all of the things Tangu does to try and win the love of the girl, including giving her three gifts. Several illustrations are included in this book. This edition of the book was limited to 1,500 copies, of which this is number 1.
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