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ANONYMOUS. A Letter from a West-India Merchant to a Gentleman at Tunbridg, Concerning That Part of the French Proposals, Which Relatesto North-America, and Particularly Newfoundland. With Some Thoughts on Their Offers about Our Trade to Spain and the West-Indies: and an Abstract of the Assiento.
London. Printed in the Year 1712.
8vo,19.3cm, 34p., bound in half crushed crimson morocco, two blind ruled raised bands, gilt title along the spine, marbled boards, black ruled borders, fine Signed binding by "Sangorski and Sutcliffe", some slight foxing or spotting but a fine copy, very rare. (cgc) No auction records except 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 printed pamphlet dealing with the French offers to cede to Britain the territories of Nova Scotia, Hudson's Bay and the Straits, Newfoundland and St. Christopher. The author puts the case for the British title to all these as well as the fishing rights off Newfoundland. An important and contemporary document on the contest for naval power in the New World"--O'Dea. Relates considerably to the fact that the French receive back Cape Breton and Nova Scotia, and England to have sole right to Newfoundland. The writer shows that England has the prior right to Nova Scotia, and also the danger of having the French at Cape Breton and so near the Newfoundland coast.