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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
Six Months of a Newfoundland Missionary's Journal,From February to August, 1835.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Smith, Elder and Co., 1836., 16mo, 16.7cm, 2nd Edition, xi,228p., original brown cloth, gilt title,a fine copy. (cgc) T.P.L. 5068. Lande 2316. Sabin 104969. O'Dea 431. Wix, a Church of England clergyman, was archdeacon of Newfoundland from1830-38. In 1835, he undertook a missionary tour to the eastern southernand western coasts of Newfoundland. His account of this tour containssome of the most valuable observations on the extent of contemporary lifein Newfoundland.
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Correspondence Relative to the Fisheries Questions 1885-87. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Excellency the Governor General, 3rd May, 1887.
Ottawa. Maclean, Roger & Co. 1887., 25cm, xv,255p., 6p.subject index, in half crimson morocco, raised gilt ruled bands, red pebbled cloth boards, gilt spine titles, edges worn else very good Extensive government dialogue relating to the announcement by President Chester Arthur that the fishery articles of the Treaty of Washington (1871) would be terminated and that fish products entering the United States from Canada and Newfoundland would be subject to duties.
$105.00 Book Number: 11604 Order / Enquire
Colonial Conference. Minutes of Proceedings of the Colonial Conference, 1907. (Papers laid before the Conference are printed separately in [Cd. 3524].) Presented to both Houses of Parliament of His Majesty, May 1907.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1907., Folio. 33cm, x,622p., blue wraps, ex-library with withdrawn stamp on title & front cover, wraps heavily chipped & crudely taped, contents very good (s7.ds) - The Conference was held at the Colonial Office, Downing Street from 15 April to 14 May 1907 with Canada being represented by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Frederick Borden. Winston Churchill was present as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. Subjects covered included imperial defence, preferential trade, metric system, postal and Newfoundland fisheries.
$150.00 Book Number: 25635 Order / Enquire
[GREAT BRITAIN] Anno Quadragesimo Nono.
Georgeii III. Regis. CAP. XLVII. An Act to permit certain Articles, the Growth, Production, or Manufacture of Europe, to be laden and shipped on board Ships arriving with British North American Produce, and First taken by Settlers in the British North American Colonies, at any Port of Europe, in order to be exported to the principal Ports in the British Colonies and Plantations in North America. [12th May 1809].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1809., folio. 29.5cm, pp325-327, disbound, fine (n12) Articles include any fruit, Wine, Oil, Salt, or Cork, from any part of Europe south.
$100.00 Book Number: 22916 Order / Enquire
New Documents by Lahontan concerning Canada and Newfoundland. Edited with Introduction by Gustave Lanctot. The Oakes Collection.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. Public Archives., 1940. 25cm, 68p., plus 6 plates and 3 folding maps, bi-lingual text, in presentation binding: half bound in crimson calf, gilt titles along the spine, red cloth boards, a fine copy These presentation binding on government documents were typically done in ten to twenty copies. Two of the memoirs included supply much information on Canada and Newfoundland at the end of the seventeenth century.
$105.00 Book Number: 5168 Order / Enquire
Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada. With, Statements on Questions Raised by the Newfound-land Delegation during the Negotiations for the Union of Newfoundland with Canada. December 11, 1948. With, 2 Photographs (20x 24cm) on the Signing of the Terms of Union. One with delegation in the Senate Chambers and one with Joey Smallwood signing the Terms. The latter is Signed on the front "Joseph R. Smallwood".
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: [Ottawa. King's Printer. 1948]., folio. 33cm,31p., schedule, printed stapled wraps, fine. (cgc) Memorandum of agreement entered into the eleventh day of December, 1948, between Canada and Newfoundland. - An unsigned document listing the fifty terms of union. The Act of Union was signed in Ottawa, in the Senate Chambers of the Parliament Buildings, on December 11th, 1948. The added 13-pagepamphlet addressed to A.J. Walsh, Chairman of the Newfoundland Delegation, by Louis St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada. The two official Canadian Government photographs of the historic occasion, taken by The National Film Board of Canada, have been made even more memorable by the signature of the Premier of Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood. O'Dea,2692. Memorial University Libraries indicate one copy in presentation morocco binding. Amicus 1 record; 25cm taller, which must be an off print from Great Britain, Office of the Commonwealth. No listing or records located.
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