Search Results



Return to Search Page

Total Books found 91
Next Last


AMI, Henry M. (Edited by)
Canada and Newfoundland. Being Volume 1 of North America Standord's Compendium of Geography Series.
London. Edward Stanford. N.d. [1915].,  Thick 12mo. 19cm, 2nd edition, revised, extended and largely re-written, xxviii,1069p., with 28 maps (many folding, many in colour) & with 161 illustrations, in the original gilt decorated green cloth, spine faded (titles and decoration clear), otherwise a very good to fine sound copy, author's signed presentation copy O'Dea 1167B. Includes Newfoundland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
$70.00    Book Number: 13512         Order / Enquire




Anonymous
1923-1948 Corner Brook Newfoundland 25 Years of Progress.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Np. Bay of Islands Businessmen's Association. Nd. [ca.1948].,  29.5cm, 64p., illustrations from photographs, local business ads, printed wraps, very good (cnds)
$50.00                          Book Number: 30110                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS.
A Letter from a West-India Merchant to a Gentlemanat Tunbridg, Concerning That Part of the French Proposals, Which Relatesto North-America, and Particularly Newfoundland. With Some Thoughts onTheir Offers about Our Trade to Spain and the West-Indies: and anAbstract of the Assiento.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed in the Year 1712.,  8vo,19.3cm, 34p., bound in half crushed crimson morocco, two blind ruledraised bands, gilt title along the spine, marbled boards, black ruledborders, fine Signed binding by "Sangorski and Sutcliffe", some slightfoxing or spotting but a fine copy, very rare. (cgc) No auction recordsexcept one in 1964 & one in 1932. No standard listing located. WorldCat,2 locations. Amicus, 1 copy. O'Dea. 110; Waldon. Biblio Canadiana, 1519-1763. p218; Goldsmiths' 4886; Hanson 1607; Sabin 40319. - Not in Lande(2); T.P.L.; Gagnon; Eberstadt; Howes. "A very rare privately printedpamphlet dealing with the French offers to cede to Britain theterritories of Nova Scotia, Hudson's Bay and the Straits, Newfoundlandand St. Christopher. The author puts the case for the British title toall these as well as the fishing rights off Newfoundland. An importantand contemporary document on the contest for naval power in the NewWorld"--O'Dea. Relates considerably to the fact that the French receiveback Cape Breton and Nova Scotia, and England to have sole right toNewfoundland. The writer shows that England has the prior right to NovaScotia, and also the danger of having the French at Cape Breton and sonear the Newfoundland coast.
$6000.00    Book Number: 34954         Order / Enquire




BOUCHETTE, Joseph
The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. Including considerations on land granting and emigration. To which are annexed, statistical tables and tables of distances. - Bound together with in Vol. 2: A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada.
London. Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown. 1831.,  4to. 27cm, the first edition, 3 volumes in two, xxviii,498,[ 4] & xii,296,[1] & pp. complete with 31 plates, maps and plans (inc. 2 folding), many of the plates have acid migration toning, in volume two limited mainly to the plate margins, rebound in green fabrikoid, leather labels, a very good set T.P.L. 1627. Lande 1594. Sabin 6848. Gagnon 527. Morgan p43. Joseph Bouchette was Surveyor-General of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1841. He worked studiously and travelled extensively over a period of fifteen years to produce the most accurate and important topographical works of his time on British North America. Spendlove p86. "Bouchette's books have played an important part in the geography and topography of Canada, some of them were illustrated by himself and he was also a noted cartographer".
$1049.97                          Book Number: 15146                         Order / Enquire



BUTLER, Victor
Little Nord Easter. Reminiscences of aPlacentia Bayman. Edited by Wilfred W. Wareham.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  St.John's. BreakwaterBooks Limited. 1980.,  23cm, 214p., maps, illustrations, tables, browncloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (mds) Canada's Atlantic Folklore -Folklife Series
$25.00                          Book Number: 36215                         Order / Enquire



CAMERON, W.H. Morton, (compiler & publisher)
The CommercialRegister of Canada. One of a Series of Standard Commercial Encyclopediason the Actual and Potential Markets of the World. Tenth PublicationCovering the Whole of the Dominion, Together with a Supplement onNewfoundland. 1930.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Globe Encyclopedia and Globe CommercialRegister Company. 1930.,  4to. 28cm, "advance edition", (6), 988, xv pp.,frontis double-page map, extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs (many in colour & duotone), colour plates on heavy stockpaper, maps, addenda, index, colour thumb index tabs on fore-edge,a.e.g., marbled endpapers, inner linen hinges, full beveled-edgedmorocco, gilt titles & decoration, raised bands with gilt titles &decorated columns. Hinges rubbed, very good to fine. (cdn) A massivetome giving a detailed overview of Canada and Newfoundland in the 1930's.The first of "The Commercial Register Series", a unique, practicalcommercial enterprise,-"With the growth in competition in internationalcommerce the necessity for a closer acquaintance with the history,peoples, climatic conditions, administrative details and commercialrequirements." A preview of globalization.
$249.99                          Book Number: 33406                         Order / Enquire



CANADA. Department of Mines & Technical Surveys
Labrador and Hudson Bay Pilot. Comprising the Strait of Belle Isle to Button Islands and Hudson Strait and Bay.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.:  Ottawa. Queen's Printer. 1965.,  25.3cm, second edition, li,552p., with 20 illustrations, large folding colour map, appendix ( meteorological tables), grey fabrikoid, gilt titles, some annotating else fine (scs) This edition, prepared by Capt. T. Jones, is compiled from Canadian information, supplemented by the latest British Admiralty and United States Hydrographic Office Pilots. Includes a section of icebergs and operating in ice fields.
$70.00                          Book Number: 9495                         Order / Enquire



CARMAN, Bliss
Bliss Carman's Poems.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. McClelland andStewart Limited. [1931].,  8vo, 22cm, xvi,546p., gravure type frontisportrait, in full morocco grain blue calf, gilt titles, decorations andborders on the spine and upper cover, t.e.g., blue decorated endpapers, abrilliant copy. (lt) Spadoni & Donnelly 1000. Issued in maroon simulatedsuede with laurel wreath on the upper board. Printed by Vail-Balou Press,Inc. From the sheets of the Dodd, Mead and Co. Edition. BAL. 2761. Wattersp36. - I have not seem this issue in this binding previously. Possibly thisis a publisher's presentation copy.
$249.99    Book Number: 32308         Order / Enquire




CARSON, Jeane C.
Where Once the Eagle Flew.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Christmas Island, NS. Robinson-Blackmore Printing & Publishing Ltd. 1981.,  21cm, 96p., illutrations from photographs, printed wraps, fine (ads)
$25.00                          Book Number: 30079                         Order / Enquire



CHABERT, M.de
Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751,dans L'Am‚rique Septentrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des C"otes deL'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & de L'Isle de Terre-Neuve; et pour enfixerles principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Paris. Del'Imprimerie Royale. 1753.,  4to. 25cm, the first edition,viii,288,[10]p., with 6 folding maps, one folding diagram and one foldingchart; two engraved vignettes & several woodcut ornaments, incontemporary full mottled calf, real raised bands, gilt panel decorationsand borders, original leather label gilt, marbled endpapers, boards andbands worn on the edges, internally clean and sound, very good. T.P.L.222. Lande 114. Sabin 11723. This work recounts his voyage from Brest toLouisbourg & his four expeditions to the neighbouring coasts and islandand records his charting, by astronomical observations, of the principalpoints of Acadia, Isle Royale, and Newfoundland. "Mr. Chabert's work ishighly praised by the commission appointed by the French Academy ofScience to examine it, and is recommended as a model to futurenavigators". (Sabin).
$3500.00    Book Number: 34473         Order / Enquire




CHEVREAU, [Urbain]
The History of the World, Ecclesiastical and Civil: From the Creation to this present Time. With Chronological Remarks. By the Learned M. Chevreau. Done into English by Several Hands from the Fourth and Best Edition. With a large Alphabetical Index of the principal Matters, Persons, and Places. In Five Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for D. Brown; T. Benskin; J. Walthoe; J. Hartley; F. Coggan. 1703.,  8vo, 19cm, first English edition, in 5 volumes, [7], [5], 359 & 311 & [2], 509, [3] & 522, [3] & 247pp., (extensive index), title printed in red and black, in contemporary full paneled speckled calf boards, expertly rebacked in restoration style antique calf designed to sympathetically match the boards, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt border and corner decorations in the panels, gilt titles and volume labels on dark crimson double leather labels, some text toning, front corner bit worn else a fine set attractively bound of the First English language edition, very rare. (cgc) Sabin 12607. Amicus 1 set. No other standard references located, including T.P.L., Lande, Howes, etc. No auction records or other reference located for this English edition. - Urbain Chevreau (1613-1701), French dramatist and critic provided one of the first world histories. "Such a compleat, but suc-cinct uni-versal History is, I think, wanting in our Langu-age; Sir Walter Raleigh ends with the Grecian Monarchy." (Translator). The first English edition is translated from the third Paris edition, revised and enlarged by the author. "History" ends with the discovery of the New World and includes descriptions of Labrador, Newfoundland, New France, Virginia, Florida and the West Indies. Includes bibliographical references and index.
$4999.88    Book Number: 30907         Order / Enquire




CROIL, James
Genesis of Churches in the United States of America, in Newfoundland and the Dominion of Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Montreal. John Lovell & Son & Foster Brown & Co. (spine reads "The Montreal News Company"). 1907.,  tall8vo, 23.5cm, 307p. with a frontispiece and 59 photographic plates and illustrations, original gilt lettered maroon cloth, a very good to fine copy (n1) - O'Dea. 1369.
$50.00                          Book Number: 26523                         Order / Enquire



DASHWOOD, R.L.
Chiploquorgan; or Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundl and. [Facsimile Reprint of: Dublin. Robert T. White. 1871, 8vo. 19cm, [1],2 93p.frontis view],
Fredericton. Saint Annes Point Press. 1979.,  20cm, limited to 500 copies, green cloth, gilt spine titles, fine, as new ( S2.11) O'Dea. 776. As an Officer of the 15th Foot Regiment, Dashwood left C ork for St. John, N.B. where he was stationed from 1862 until 1868. He was an enthusiastic sportsman who spent his leaves hunting; in 1868 he made an expedition to Newfoundland to shoot caribou. The present title combines inf ormation on game, hunting equipment, and on methods of hunting with passing comments on the country and a well-told account of his hunting experiences . The main title is the Millicite word for the stick on which the kettle i s suspended over the camp fire. Story p210. Rhodenizer p65.
$59.50                          Book Number: 18030                         Order / Enquire



DEVINE, E.J.
Across Widest America. Newfoundland toAlaska. With the impressions of two years' sojourn on the BeringCoast. Profusely Illustrated.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Benziger Bros. 1906.,  20cm, 307p. original decorated green cloth, a very good.(ar)
$45.00    Book Number: 36521         Order / Enquire




DEWITT, Robert L.
Public Policy and Community Protest: The Fogo Case.
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.:  St. John's Newfoundland. Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 1969.,  28cm, vii,110p., appendix, bibliography, tables, map, stiff printed wraps, a fine copy (ds7)
$35.00                          Book Number: 20137                         Order / Enquire


Next Last


Patrick McGahern Books Inc. • 11 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 9M5 • Phone 613-230-2275