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TOWNSEND, Charles Wendell
Along the Labrador Coast.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.:  Boston. Dana Estes & Co.,  1907. 21cm, first edition, 289p. with 40 plates and illustrations, folding map, original grey cloth, titles and pictorial decorations on the spine and upper cover stamped in white, black and gilt, some wear, a good to very good copy, attractive publishers binding A.B. 17914. "Description of the coasts, villages, fishermen, icebergs, dogs, Moravians, Eskimos, and Dr. Grenfell, as observed on a summer cruise to Nain". O'Dea 1389.
$70.00                          Book Number: 7251                         Order / Enquire



ULLOA, Antoio de.
VOYAGE Historique DE L'AMRIQUE Mridionalefait par ordre Du Roi D'Espagne. Par DON GEORGE JUAN, commanduer D'Aliagadans l'order de Malthe, et Commandant de la Compaigne Gentils-HommesGardes de la Marine, et PAR DON ANTOINE DE ULLOA. Tous deux Capitainesde Haut-Bord de l'Armee Navale du Roi d'Espagne, Membres des SocietesRoyales de Londres & de Berlin, & Correspondans de l'Academie desSciences de Paris. Ouvrage Orne Des Figues, Plans et Cartes Necssaireset que Contient une HISTORIE DES YNCAS DU PERON, et les ObservationsAstronomiques & Physiques, faites pour determinner la Figure & laGrandeur 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, plansand views (on 53 sheets), attractive illustrated ornamental title page,header & initial vignettes, bound in quarter brown calf, gilt ruledraised bands, gilt roll border decoration and the top and bottom of thepanels, crushed dark brown morocco labels, gilt spine titles, marbledboards, all edges gilt, some slight occasional foxing or transfer, a fineattractive set (tr/hm). ~ The record of an important joint French andSpanish scientific expedition to South America undertaken in 1735. Thepurpose of the expedition was to measure one degree of latitude in theequinoctial regions of Peru in order to determine the exact size andshape of the earth. Spanish scientists and naval officers, Juan and Ulloa(who later became the first Spanish governor of Louisiana), were selectedby 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 decadeto accomplish, and confirmed the Newtonian theory of the shape of theearth. At the same time, complementary scientific observations were maderelating to the speed of sound, and various aspects of geology, physics,geography, natural history and astronomy. Those sections of the reportdevoted to geological investigation include the first scientificdescription of platinum, discovered in Columbia in 1736. The platesinclude plans and charts of Porto Bello, Cargagena, Quito, Lima,Valparaiso, and other South American cities along the west coast, andillustrations of native dress. In Volume II (Chapter VIII), pp. 139-151,is an account of the 1745 siege of Louisbourg, which the expeditionvisited soon after the event on its return trip to Europe, as well as achapter (X) on Newfoundland and the fisheries. The work is not, however,listed in any Canadian bibliographies. Also included here is a Frenchtranslation of a work by Garcilasso de la Vega, Abrg Historique del'origine et de la Succession des Yncas, et Autres Souverains du Prou.
$4000.00    Book Number: 35007         Order / Enquire




WAITE, P. B. (Ed.)
Pre-Confederation.
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.
$25.00                          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)
$30.00                          Book Number: 21665                         Order / Enquire



WEBBER, David A.
Skinner's Fencibles. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1795-1802.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  St. John's. Newfoundland Naval & Military Museum, Government of Newfoundland. 1964.,  8vo, 23.5cm, first edition, [vii],82p., with 20 plates and illustrations (5 folding), text on fine finished paper, original printed stiff wraps, very good to fine, scarce (n12) Occasional Paper, v2, no. 1. O'Dea 3778.
$125.00                          Book Number: 29061                         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)
$25.00                          Book Number: 20271                         Order / Enquire



WIX, Edward
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.
$600.00    Book Number: 34727         Order / Enquire




[CANADA].
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



[GREAT BRITAIN]
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



[LAHONTON].
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


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