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1. 3800 miles across Canada 3800 miles across Canada This book documents the author's travels throughout Canada and several regions in the United States. Most of the text deals with central and western Canada, including information on Montreal, Toronto, the Praries, and British Columbia. The local culture, traditions, and politics in these areas are discussed at length. A small section describes a visit to the Maritimes, including Nova Scotia. There are a number of illustrations included within this text.

2. A bibliographical dictionary : containing a chronological account, alphabetically arranged, of the most A bibliographical dictionary : containing a chronological account, alphabetically arranged, of the most curious, scarce, useful, and important books, in all departments of literature, which have been published in Latin, Greek, Coptic, Hebrew, Samaritan, Syriac, Chaldee, Aethiopic, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, &c. These volumes contain a bibliography of several types of classical literature, including Greek, Roman, Latin, and Hebrew examples. Each volume contains a list of other books in alphabetical order, and gives the year written, as well as the author and a brief description. Some works from the 18th century are also included, although many of the works discussed are much older.

3. A catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan vases in the British Museum A catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan vases in the British Museum These volumes document the archaeological discoveries of vases and pottery from prehistoric Greece. Special consideration is given to artifacts found in the Numantian, Aegean and Athenian areas of Greece. Chapters also include some information on Greek mythology, scenes from which are depicted on several of the vases and pottery items. Illustrations and photographs of the artifacts are included throughout these books.

4. A chapter of misfortunes : the battles of Ctesiphon and of the Dujailah in Mesopotamia, with a summary A chapter of misfortunes : the battles of Ctesiphon and of the Dujailah in Mesopotamia, with a summary of the events which preceded them This book includes information on British military excursions in Mesopotamia during the first World War; specifically during the years 1914-1916. There are chapters on both the battles of Ctesiphon and Dujailah, as well as the causes and effects of each. The text also includes information on British and Turkish troop movements during this time, as well as the military capabilities of each country.

5. A colonist on the colonial question A colonist on the colonial question This book discusses the importance, in both economic and military terms, of keeping Canada as a British colony. It also includes discussion on the weakness of the imperial connection between Canada and Great Britain, and puts forward ideas to remedy this situation. Other chapters underline the importance of geographical unity in Britain, and examine the social importance that much of the Canadian population places on remaining a British colony.

6. A complete history of the United States of America : embracing the whole period from the discovery of A complete history of the United States of America : embracing the whole period from the discovery of North America, down to the year 1820 This text documents the history of the United States from its discovery until the year 1820. Chapters include information on Columbus, the Puritan settlements throughout New England, and the French presence in Quebec. The Seven Years War in Europe is also discussed, along with its implications for the colonies in America and Canada. Other information includes the history of the American Revolution, the relationship with Britain, and some biographical information on important figures in American history, such as George Washington. These texts also include several chapters on the creation of a strong federal government in America, and the creation of a legal system.

7. A court in exile : Charles Edward Stuart and the romance of the Countess d'Albanie A court in exile : Charles Edward Stuart and the romance of the Countess d'Albanie This text includes much biographical information on Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Included in this book is some information on his early life, such as his excursions into Scotland, but much of the text deals with his later life, as well as his struggles for power within France. Much of this book describes his relationship with an Italian Countess and discussions on how Charles dealt with this. Also included in these volumes are questions concerning the legitimacy of Charles and his brother with regards to the throne of France.

8. A critical examination of the evidences adduced to establish the theory of the Norse discovery of America A critical examination of the evidences adduced to establish the theory of the Norse discovery of America This book discusses the theory that it was the Norsemen who originally discovered North America. Chapters include information on the Norse sagas, Leif Ericson, and other Norse legends which may suggest that the Norsemen arrived in North America before Columbus. Evidence of the remains of some Viking settlements, including several on the eastern coast of Canada and the United States, is also examined in detail. Some illustrations are included.

9. A critical history of the language and literature of antient Greece A critical history of the language and literature of antient Greece This book is a discussion of Greek literature throughout history. Chapters include information on famous Greek poems, stories, and myths. Homer's 'The Illiad' is discussed in great depth, as is much of early Greek mythology. The author attempts to find a link between the important Greek literature in the ancient world, and the ways by which the Greek state was governed, demonstrating that there has been a crucial link between the two throughout history.

10. A few remains of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D. A few remains of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D. This book is a collection of the writings of Rev. James MacGregor, the leader of the Presbyterian Church in Nova Scotia during the 19th century. Several religious writings are discussed, such as the psalms in the book of David, as well as MacGregor's own religious theories. Biographical information on MacGregor is also included, as well as some of his letters.

11. A gazetteer of the State of Maine : with numerous illustrations A gazetteer of the State of Maine : with numerous illustrations This book is a collection of information on the State of Maine. Chapters include geographical, religious, and social information, as well as descriptions of the different types of wild and marine life that live in Maine. Each section of the book is devoted to a particular city or town in Maine, including Auburn, Danville, Portland, Bangor, as well as information on the different counties. Some historical information on the State of Maine is also included, such as the battle of Lexington. Agriculture was a large part of rural life in Maine, and so several sections of this text are devoted to agricultural facts.

12. A general history of the world, from the creation to the present time : including all the empires, kingdoms, A general history of the world, from the creation to the present time : including all the empires, kingdoms, and states, their revolution, forms of government, laws, religions, customs and manners; the progress of their learning arts, sciences, commerce and trade; together with their chronology, antiquities, public buildings, and curiosities of nature and art The history of the world is discussed within these books. A Christian point of view is taken, as the series begins with Creation and discusses biblical events such as the Great Deluge. These texts include history from biblical times, as well as the creation of the Roman Empire, the Visigoths in Spain, some history of the Middle East and also the beginnings of the British Empire. Many facets of each society are discussed, such as the arts, sciences, and religious and social customs of each region.

13. A general history of the world, from the creation to the present time : including all the empires, kingdoms, A general history of the world, from the creation to the present time : including all the empires, kingdoms, and states, their revolution, forms of government, laws, religions, customs and manners ... together with their chronology, antiquities, public buildings, and curiosities of nature and art This is a description of the political, social, and religious aspects of nations throughout history. Many chapters deal with commerce and trade, customs throughout different nations, and the importance of education. Many Christian values are also found within these books, for example, several chapters deal with Creationism, along with many other examples of Christian teachings. Several passages from scripture are quoted within this text. Peoples such as the Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, and Assyrians are discussed at length in each of these volumes.

14. A general view of the present politics and interests of the principal powers of Europe : particularly A general view of the present politics and interests of the principal powers of Europe : particularly of those at war : wherein the nature of the peace to be expected on the conclusion of the war, and the conduct of those who chiefly contributed to the successes of France, are impartially considered : in a letter from The Hague to a foreign minister at London This pamphlet is in the form of a letter from The Hague to a foreign minister in London during the year 1747. The Austrian War of Succession is discussed, as well as other political events in Europe. The Treaty of Utrecht is also mentioned throughout this book, including a brief section discussing the acquisition of Louisbourg, Cape Breton. Discussions on English relations with France, Holland, and Russia are also included.

15. A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients : from circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1 A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients : from circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1 This book includes photographs of many Greek and Roman coins, along with a written description. The coins discussed in this book date from the years 700 BC - 1 AD.

16. A hand-book to the game-birds A hand-book to the game-birds This handbook is meant not only as a scientific work of reference, but also as a book for sportsmen and field naturalists to identify the birds they hunt. Chapters in this text deal with the plumage of different species, variances in skull and bone structure, and differing habits between game fowl. A number of illustrations of different types of birds are also included.

17. A history of coal, coke, coal fields, progress of coal mining, the winning and working of collieries A history of coal, coke, coal fields, progress of coal mining, the winning and working of collieries ... : iron, its ores, and processes of manufacture ... and of the blast furnaces erected in the north of England ... a brief history of the coal and iron trades, brought down to the present time : illustrated with sketch geological map and numerous highly finished engravings This book describes the mining of coal and iron in Britain. The economic value of maintaining these coal and iron fields is discussed at length, as well as a history of coal mining in Britain and conditions in the collieries. Several charts documenting the production of coal and iron throughout the United Kingdom are included as well. A number of illustrations depict the sinking of coal shafts and several British collieries.

18. A history of East Boston : with biographical sketches of its early proprietors, and an appendix A history of East Boston : with biographical sketches of its early proprietors, and an appendix This text is a history of East Boston, Massachusetts, and includes several biographies of people important to the early history of the area. There are chapters on industrial life in this area, churches, schools, and the War of 1812. Biographical sketches include persons such as Samuel Maverick, Richard Bellingham, Peter Sergeant, and David Hyslop. Several maps and economic charts are included within this text.

19. A history of Newfoundland from the English, colonial, and foreign records A history of Newfoundland from the English, colonial, and foreign records This book is a history of Newfoundland. It contains chapters on the pre-Columbian discovery of America, the rule of several kings, including Henry VIII, Edward VI and James I, as well as the beginnings of the Commonwealth. Other sections deal with the battles fought at St. John's between the English and the French, the attempted expulsion of settlers, the Treaty of Utrecht, the importance of the fishery, and the reign of Queen Victoria. This text also deals with topics such as the riots in Conception Bay during the 19th century, the English and French lobster factories, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and railway construction in the colonies.

20. A history of Nova Scotia, or Acadie A history of Nova Scotia, or Acadie This book is a history of Nova Scotia dating back to the early 17th century. It includes chapters on Acadia, Sable Island, the foundation of Port Royal, English settlements in Newfoundland, and the Treaty of Westminster in 1655. The attacks on English colonies from Canada, the treatment of French nationals and Acadians by the English population, and the anti-French ideals of much of the population is also examined. From the 18th century, this book deals with the War between France and England, the seige and capture of Louisbourg in 1745, the unconditional oath of loyalty posed to the Acadians and their subsequent deportation, and the division between English and American settlers at Halifax. Several Indian treaties, including land grants to Indians are included. Other sections deal with the War of 1812, including the capture of Baltimore and Washington, as well as the unsuccessful attempt on New Orleans. The final year discussed in this history is 1827.
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