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The History of America, from its Discovery by Columbus to the Conclusion of the Late War. With an Appendix containing an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy Contest between Great Britain and Her Colonies. In Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Printed for Fielding and Walker. 1778., 4to. 29.5cm, in 2 volumes, iv,595 & 629,p., (errata & plate directions), with 47 of 51 plates and maps (several folding), wanting text pages pp109-112 & 402-404, also 3 of the maps, missing are:- (1)- World Map p1. Vol. 1; - (2)- Map of the Province of Quebec. p404, Vol. 2; plate #16 & - (3). General Map of North America. p409, Vol. 2: plate #17., in contemporary full speckled calf, real raised bands, double red and black leather labels, marbled endpapers, oval crimson calf bookplate, decorated border, stamp in gilt "John Drinklald, 1779", binding generally worn, hinges cracked or detached, internally very good, sound, rare. (cgc) Sabin 74383. Howes R539. A history of the America's by Scottish historian, William Russell (1741-1793) with an extensive Appendix on the ongoing American Revolution ("the Present Unhappy Contest") including engraved portraits of Benjamin Franklin, General Washington, Edmund Burke, and Sir Henry Clinton. Volume One is primarily a history of Spanish America including the West Indies. Volume Two is a history of French Canada, Colonial America and British North America with a detailed study of the French and Indian War. Included are engraved maps of South and North America, Mexico, West Indies, Florida, the Thirteen Colonies, Nova Scotia & Newfoundland, and the Great Lakes. Engraved plates include views of New York and Quebec City, native Americans and Esquimaux. The attractively engraved maps, plans, portraits, and plates depicting South American Indians, scenes of European conquest, Florida Indians, Esquimaux, seaport views, and the like. While some of the views seem to have been cribbed from the usual sources, such as De Bry's Grand Voyages, many seem unique to this work. The early maps are after Bellin, the later ones after Jefferys.
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Studies in the Economy of the Maritime Provinces. With a preface by H.A. Innis.
Toronto. Macmillan. 1939., 8vo, 22cm, first edition, xii,266p., brown cloth a fine copy. Studies of the Institute of Public Affairs at Dalhousie University. "Includes 2 sections on Newfoundland".- O'Dea 2074.
$22.75 Book Number: 11568 Order / Enquire
SHERWOOD, Roland H.
Story Parade. The odd, the interesting, the fact, the legend, the tragedy a
Sackville, New Brunswick. The Tribune Press. nd. [1950?],, 239p., illustrated, dark blue cloth, a fine copy in very good jacket, unusual in jacket
$14.00 Book Number: 19374 Order / Enquire
SILCOX, David P. & Merike Weiler
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto.Prentice-Hall Canada. 1982., square folio. 28x 29.5cm, 191p. with 110plates (inc. 68 colour plates), grey cloth, fine in very good to finejacket. (agc)
$40.00 Book Number: 34912 Order / Enquire
SMALLWOOD, Joseph .R. (Editor)
The Book of Newfoundland.Volumes V.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: St. John's. Newfoundland Book Publishers. 1967., folio,39.5cm, 615, p., ads., extensively illustrated from photographs withplates, colour plates and illustrations, maps, bound in crimson (moroccograin) fabrikoid, in fine condition. (atl) A extensive collection of essays on Newfoundland and Labrador by numerous authors includingChesley, Crosbie, James Howley, Rockwell Kent, Gordon Winter, and manymore. Eight contributions by "Joey" Smallwood include: "The ConfederationScheme that Failed"; "I'm Trying to be a Good Canadian"; and "A Dictionary of Newfoundland Biography". Included is Rev. John Clinch's"Beothuck Vocabulary".
$100.00 Book Number: 36154 Order / Enquire
The Winds Softly Sigh. Edited by Richard E.Buehler.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: St.John's. Breakwater Books Limited. 1981., 23cm, xvi,197p., brown cloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (mds) Canada's Atlantic Folklore- Folklife Series.
$25.00 Book Number: 36216 Order / Enquire
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto. Clarke Irwin,, 1973. 18cm, 145p., mapped endpapers, very good to fine in jacket. (lt) Novel about the last years of the Beothuks in Newfoundland.
$10.50 Book Number: 4251 Order / Enquire
Strangers From a Secret Land The Voyages of the Brig Albion and the Founding of the First Welsh Settlements in Canada.
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Toronto. University of Toronto Press. 1986., 23.4cm, xiii,319p., appendices, notes, index, illustrations, original blue and black cloth with white titles, a fine copy (ds11)
$10.00 Book Number: 20184 Order / Enquire
VOYAGE Historique DE L'AMERIQUE Meridionale fait par ordre Du Roi D'Espagne. Par DON GEORGE JUAN, commanduer D'Aliagadans l'order de Malthe, et Commandant de la Compaigne Gentils-Hommes Gardes de la Marine, et PAR DON ANTOINE DE ULLOA. Tous deux Capitainesde Haut-Bord de l'Armee Navale du Roi d'Espagne, Membres des Societes Royales de Londres & de Berlin, & Correspondans de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris. Ouvrage Orne Des Figues, Plans et Cartes Necssaireset que Contient une HISTORIE DES YNCAS DU PERON, et les Observations Astronomiques & Physiques, faites pour determinner la Figure & la Grandeur de la Terre.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Amsterdam & Leipzig. chez Arkstel & Merkus. 1752., 4to, 25.5cm, first French edition, in 2 volumes, [xx],554 & 309,[iii]pp.,with 2 engraved frontis plates & 54 mainly folding engraved maps, plans nd views (on 53 sheets), attractive illustrated ornamental title page,header & initial vignettes, bound in quarter brown calf, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt roll border decoration and the top and bottom of the panels, crushed dark brown morocco labels, gilt spine titles, marbled boards, all edges gilt, some slight occasional foxing or transfer, a fine attractive set (tr/hm). ~ The record of an important joint French and Spanish scientific expedition to South America undertaken in 1735. The purpose of the expedition was to measure one degree of latitude in the equinoctial regions of Peru in order to determine the exact size and shape of the earth. Spanish scientists and naval officers, Juan and Ulloa(who later became the first Spanish governor of Louisiana), were selected by Philip V to accompany the French academicians La Condamine, Bouguer,Godin and Joseph de Jussieu. The successful and historic measurement,carried out in the region of Quito and Guayaquil, took almost a decade to accomplish, and confirmed the Newtonian theory of the shape of the earth. At the same time, complementary scientific observations were made relating to the speed of sound, and various aspects of geology, physics,geography, natural history and astronomy. Those sections of the report devoted to geological investigation include the first scientific description of platinum, discovered in Columbia in 1736. The plates include plans and charts of Porto Bello, Cargagena, Quito, Lima,Valparaiso, and other South American cities along the west coast, and illustrations of native dress. In Volume II (Chapter VIII), pp. 139-151,is an account of the 1745 siege of Louisbourg, which the expedition visited soon after the event on its return trip to Europe, as well as a chapter (X) on Newfoundland and the fisheries. The work is not, however,listed in any Canadian bibliographies. Also included here is a French translation of a work by Garcilasso de la Vega, Abrg Historique de l'origine et de la Succession des Yncas, et Autres Souverains du Prou.
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WAITE, P. B. (Ed.)
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Scarborough, Canada. Prentice-Hall of Canada, Ltd. 1965., 23cm, xii,242p., selectbibliography, index, previous owners' names on the front free endpaper,original black cloth with gilt titles, a fine copy in slightly chippedjacke. (Cdn) Volume two of the Canadian Historical Documents series.
$12.50 Book Number: 20178 Order / Enquire
WALLACE, W. Stewart (Edited by)
The Encyclopedia of Canada. (6 Volume Set). With Newfoundland Supplement.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto. University Associates of Canada (1949)., 8vo, 23.5cm, in 6 volumes, xiv,398 & 411 & 396 & 400 & 401 & 398,104pp., with 22 colour plates, 185 illustrations, 32 maps, original red fabrikoid, gilt spine titles, very good to fine set (cnds). - Contributors include Harold A. Innis, Gustave Lanctot, A.G. Doughty, and J. Clarence Webster. Originally published in 1935-1937, the 1948-1949 edition includes the Newfoundland supplement edited by Robert H. Blackburn. An important Canadian reference.
$125.00 Book Number: 25653 Order / Enquire
WALLACE, W. Stewart (General Editor)
Newfoundland Supplement.The Encylcopedia of Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto. University Associates of Canada.1949., 23cm, 104p., double page colour map, colour frontispiece,illustrations, stamped wine fabrikoid, a fine copy.(atl)
$50.00 Book Number: 34426 Order / Enquire
WATSON, J. (Ed.)
Sailing Directions Newfoundland.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 1983., 25.5cm, seventh edition,xiv,432p., illustrations, maps, large colour folding map, someunderlining, stiff printed wraps, faded spine, a very good copy (ds5)
$15.00 Book Number: 21665 Order / Enquire
WHITNEY, J.D. & M.E. Wadsworth
The Azoic System and Its Proposed Subdivisions. (Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, at Harvard College. Whole Series, Vol. VII. Geological Series, Vol. I. No. XI).
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Printed for the Museum. 1884., 24.5cm, xvi, p.331-p.565 (224p.), some leaves uncut, printed wraps, spine & edges of covers chipped, printed presentation slip laid in, fine (ds25.1). The rocks of the Azoic System have been grouped into distinct geographical divisions. Includes Canada (Logan), New Brunswick (Dawson), Nova Scotia (Hind), Newfoundland (Jukes) and Labrador (Packard). An interesting association copy: signed by Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada.
$52.50 Book Number: 15996 Order / Enquire
WILSON, Bruce G.
Colonial Identities Canada from 1760 to 1815.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. National Archives of Canada. 1988., 28cm, xii,236p.,hundreds of plates (many in colour) index, original blue cloth with gilttitles, a fine copy in very good jacket (cdn)
$12.50 Book Number: 20271 Order / Enquire