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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
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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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.
Cretan pictographs and prae-Phoenician script : with an account of a sepulchral deposit at Hagios Onuphrios near Phaestos in its relation to primitive Cretan and Aegean culture
This book is a collection of scripts and pictographs from Crete and Peloponnesia. It includes illustrations of different scripts and engravings on items such as vases, statues and weapons. There is some descriptive text accompanying the pictures, as well as information on the similarities and differences between these inscriptions and other types of scripts from the same time, such as Aegean and Egyptian.
Cribbage made easy : being a new and complete treatise on the game in all its varieties : including the whole of Anthony Pasquin's [i.e. John Williams'] scientific work on five-card cribbage
This book describes the game of Cribbage. It contains chapters on what the game of Cribbage consists of, what the marks accomplish, the laws of Cribbage (with illustration), and counting Cribbage. The work of Anthony Pasquin and his scientific approach to five-card Cribbage is also discussed in this text. Some information is given on six-card Cribbage, as well as the four-handed variety.
Cynewulf's Christ : an eighth century English epic
This book contains the Old English epic story of the life of Christ. Sections include the nativity, the day of judgement, and the crucifiction of Christ. Each part of the text is written in Old English, along with a modern English translation. A brief appendix discusses the meaning behind the story. Several illustrations are included as well.
Cyprus : its history, its present resources
This book contains information on the island of Cyprus. Early history of the island, ancient towns, the reign of Evagoras, and a brief history of the island and its resources until 1878 are included. Chapters discuss future prospects for the island, such as the growth of the agricultural industry, as well as archaeology and geology. The practise of trading with Turkey is also discussed. Several maps and illustrations are included.
Cyprus, historical and descriptive : from the earliest times to the present day
This book contains a history of the island of Cyprus, as well as a brief description of several cities on the island. There are discussions on Cyprus during the Middle Ages, as well as during ancient times. There is information on the inhabitants of the island, their religion, and their culture. Chapters include information on the government of Cyprus, including Turkish rule, as well as several sections on climate, environment, and economic plans for the future, such as the proposed development of a railway. Several maps and illustrations of the island of Cyprus are included.
Descriptive list of Syriac and Karshuni mss. in the British museum acquired since 1873
This book is a list of antique works written in Karshuni and Syriac. Some examples of these works include fragments of the Gospel of St. Mark, the works of Isaiah and Scete, a glossary of modern Syriac dialect, and several examples from choral service books. Most of the works noted in this list have religious significance.
Diary of a visit to the United States of America in the year 1883
This text is the diary of Lord Russell of Killowen, written during his travels in the United States during the year 1883. Much of the book describes the geography and climate of New York and Boston, although several chapters discuss topics such as the local populations, customs and economies. The author's views on the American government are also discussed, specifically during his travels to Washington. Some chapters also contain information on religion, as this book was written from a predominantly Catholic perspective.
Dissertations on the prophecies, which have remarkably been fulfilled, and at this time are fulfilling in the world
A collection of biblical prophecies of the Christian Church. This text discusses prophecies from the Middle East. Also included in this book are chapters on prophecies from Egypt and Jerusalem, as well as information on prophets such as Moses and St. Paul.
Documentary history of the State of Maine
These volumes contain a number of documents relating to the history of the State of Maine, including letters, military directives, government petitions, and decisions in the Maine courts of law. Information included in these volumes dates from 1689 until the early 19th century. Some information is also included regarding the relations between settlers in Maine and local native American groups such as the Maquas Indians.
Down north and up along
This book is a description of the author's travels throughout Nova Scotia, with specific references made to Cape Breton Island. Chapters depict Digby, the agriculture in the Annapolis Valley, meeting with Micmac Indians and their style of tents, and crossing into Cape Breton. Once on Cape Breton, the author details her journey through Cape Smokey, witnessing the drying of codfish, and watching the fishermen go out to sea. Several maps are included, such as Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Cornwallis Valley.
Early agriculture in the Atlantic provinces
This book is a history of agriculture in the Atlantic Provinces during the 19th century. It contains some history of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, as well as several letters written by John Young. This text discusses topics such as the importance of educating those who are involved with the agricultural industry, the ways in which this industry organised itself, and the importance of agriculture in the economy of the Atlantic Provinces. Several numerical charts and figures are included in this book in order to portray the lucrative agricultural economy on the East Coast of Canada.
Eastern proverbs and emblems illustrating old truths
This book is a collection of proverbs from China, Japan, Russia, Bengal, and several other Oriental countries. Sections of this book deal with chiefly moral proverbs, while others deal with those that have more of a religious message. Some examples are 'The Ant Teaches the Sluggard', 'The Body as a Clay House Crouched before a Moth', and 'Heavenly Treasures in Earthen Vessels'. Discussion on each of the proverbs and emblems is also included.
Elements of general history, ancient and modern : to which are added, a table of chronology and a comparative view of ancient and modern geography
This text discusses the history of Europe, although sections on the Middle East and Greece are also included. Chapters include sections on Athens and Sparta, the history of Europe from the 10th to the 16th century, as well as information on the discovery and conquest of the Americas.
Essays medical and philosophical
This book is primarily a medical text that documents the importance of body heat and temperature in treating patients. Included in this text are chapters on cathartic medicine, thermometers, and ways of calculating different types of heat.
Excavations in Cyprus : (bequest of Miss E. T. Turner to the British Museum)
This book describes excavations on the island of Cyprus during the years 1894, 1895 and 1896. The sites chosen for the three excavations were Amanthus in 1894, Curium in 1895 and Enkomi in 1896. Illustrations of the artifacts discovered, including various pieces of artwork and decorative vases, are also included, along with explanatory notes. There are a number of maps of the excavation sites, as well as an index of all materials that were found.
Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah : including a reconnaissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains
This book documents the exploration of the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, and survey information gathered for the United States War Department. Chapters include topics such as the Sioux Indians, the absence of timber in the area surrounding Salt Lake, Mormons and their rumored opposition to the expedition, and warm and cold springs in the Salt Lake Valley. Also included within this text is reconnaisance information on new routes through the Rocky Montains to make easier access to the Salt Lake area. Several maps and illustrations are found within this book.
Extracts from the journal and letters of Hannah Chapman Backhouse
This is a collection of autobiographical letters and writings that depict the life of author Hannah Backhouse. Chapters in this text include information on her travels throughout Britain, the United States and Canada.
Fancy pigeons : containing full directions for their breeding and management, with descriptions of every known variety, and all other information of interest or use to pigeon fanciers
This book discusses the breeding and care of pigeons, along with housing and grooming them. Chapters include information on the origins of fancy pigeons, the beginnings of the pigeon breeding hobby, the selection of stock, and the different colours of plumage. It also contains information on the different species of pigeons, such as the Frillback pigeon, Sherajee, the Antwerp Carrier, and the African Owl pigeon. A number of illustrations can also be found.
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