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BRYANT, William Cullen. (Ed.). États-Unis et Canada. L'Amérique du nord pittoresque. Traduit, revu et augmenté par Bénédict - Henry Revoil. Paris, A. Quantin, 1880.Folio. Contemporary half red morocco. With double-page map and numerous wood-engravings. 779 pp. A fine illustrated description of North America. [Boeknr.: 10426 ]

€ 175,00

BURROWS, E.H. Captain Owen of the African Survey. The hydrographic surveys of admiral W.F.W. Owen on the coast of Africa and the Great Lakes of Canada. His fight against the African slave trade. His life in Campobello Land, New Brunswick 1774-1857. Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1979. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. VIII,248 pp. [Boeknr.: 29306 ]

€ 30,00

CHEVALIER, (Henri) Émile. De laatste Irokezen. Naar de zesde Fransche uitgave. Amsterdam, Wed. D. Kunst, 1865.Contemporary half cloth (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With tinted lithographed title-page by Tresling & Co. (waterstained). IV,256 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1863: Les derniers Iroquois. - Novel set in Montreal and Caughnawaga describing Poinet d'Acier's role in the Rebellion of 1837-38. - (Old owner's entry on half-title). - Scarce.Sabin 12559; TPL, second supplement, 9553. [Boeknr.: 33062 ]

€ 125,00

CONSTANTIN-WYER, M. Les grandes figures coloniales. Champlain. Paris, (1931). Half leather. With illustrations. IX,240 pp. Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) was a French navigator, explorer and colonial pioneer in Nouvelle France (Canada) [Boeknr.: 8311 ]

€ 30,00

DAWSON, Samuel Edward. The Saint Lawrence Basin and its border-lands being the story of their discovery, exploration and occupation. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1905.Original decorated green cloth gilt, (top of spine dam.). With folding map and many photographic plates. XL,451 pp. The northeastern part of the continent of North America, is the nearest to Europe, and has an interest of its own, in as much as it was the first part of the main continent to be reached from the Old World (Preface). - (Library stamps). [Boeknr.: 8151 ]

€ 45,00

DOYLE, J.A. The colonies under the House of Hanover. New York, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907. Cloth (spine faded). With folding map. XVI,629 pp. - (The English in America). [Boeknr.: 8249 ]

€ 40,00

DUFFERIN, (Harriot). My Canadian journal 1872 - 8. Extracts from my letters home written while Lord Dufferin was governor-general. London, J. Murray, 1891.Original cloth (sl. soiled). With folding coloured map and 10 wood-engravings. 18,422,(6) pp. First edition. - Harriot Georgina Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843 - 1936) and her husband and their children travelled to Canada upon his appointment as Governor General. Lady Dufferin was one of the most popular of the governor-generals' wives, and was starting to build up her reputation as 'the most effective diplomatic wife of her generation'. She 'was the perfect woman for the job' (Robinson, Wayward women, p.209). [Boeknr.: 8507 ]

€ 95,00

FISHER, Alexander. Dagboek eener ontdekkingsreis naar de Noorderpoolstreken, met de schepen .. Hecla en Griper, in de jaren 1819 en 1820. Uit het Engelsch naar den vierden verbeterden druk, door J. Lehman de Lehnsfeld. Dordrecht, Blussé en Van Braam, 1822.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With With folding map of the Northwest Territories (Canada), including the Melville Island, and 2 woodengravings in the text of a musk ox and an Eskimo. 363,(1) pp. First Dutch edition; a translation of the fourth enlarged edition of A journal of a voyage of discovery to the Arctic regions, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, in the years 1819 & 1820. London, 1821. This is an account of the first voyage commanded by the famous explorer of the Arctic William Edward Parry (1790-1855) to search for the Northwest Passage. On this expedition Fisher was assistant surgeon aboard the Hecla. He gives an account of the voyage through Lancaster Sound to Melville island in the western part of the Parry Archipelago. His detailed journal is a valuable supplement to Parry's official account. - (Age-browned). - A fine copy of the rare Dutch edition. Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM; Arctic Bibl. 5022; Howgego II, pp. 464-465; Staton & Tremaine, 1193; Sabin 24453; Hill 605. [Boeknr.: 36195 ]

€ 1450,00

FROBISHER, Martin. The third voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578. Edited by James McDermott. London, 2001. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 6 maps and plates. XI,268 pp. Hakluyt Societ, 3rd series, 6. - Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535 - 1594) was an English seaman and privateer who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage. He landed in northeastern Canada, around today's Resolution Island and Frobisher Bay. On his second voyage, Frobisher found what he thought was gold ore and carried 200 tons of it home on three ships, where initial assaying determined it to be worth a profit of 5.2 per ton. Encouraged, Frobisher returned to Canada with an even larger fleet and dug several mines around Frobisher Bay. He carted 1,350 tons of the ore back where, after years of smelting, it was realised that the ore was worthless iron pyrite. [Boeknr.: 34634 ]

€ 45,00

GIRARD, Alex. La province de Québec. Son organisation politique et administrative, ses ressources agricoles, minieres et industrielles. Quebec, Dussault & Proulx, 1905. Wrappers, uncut. With coloured frontispiece and many photographic plates. 318 pp. [Boeknr.: 8216 ]

€ 30,00

HAYWARD, V. Romantic Canada. With an introduction by E.J. O'Brien. Toronto, 1922. Half cloth. With many photographic plates by E.S. Watson. XIII,254 pp. [Boeknr.: 24701 ]

€ 45,00

MAX O'RELL. (BLOUET, Leon Paul). John Bull & Co. The great colonial branches of the firm: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 20th thousand. London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1894.Original pictorial cloth (top of spine sl. dam.). With many illustrations. XX,322 pp. First edition published in the same year. - 'A witty and humerous, but caustically written account of the principal British colonies' (Mendelssohn I, p.141). Ferguson 7154; NZNB B1050. [Boeknr.: 2111 ]

€ 40,00

MILTON, William Fitzwilliam & Walter Butler CHEADLE. The North-West passage by land. Being the narrative of an expedition from the Atlantic to the Pacific, undertaken with the view of exploration a route across the continent to British Columbia through British territory, by one of the northern passes in the Rocky Mountains. London, Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, (1867).Original green pictorial cloth gilt, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map and 8 engraved plates. XXIV,394 pp. Seventh edition, first published in 1865. - 'A lively narrative of a sporting trip from England across Canada and return from British Columbia by sea, June, 1862 - March, 1864. This work achieved considerable popularity and drew attention to the agricultural, and mining possibilities of the Canadian West' (TPL 4340). - A fine copy a Western Canadian classic.Sabin 24631; Wagner & Camp 420. [Boeknr.: 26399 ]

€ 175,00

PARRY, William Edward. Reis ter ontdekking van eene noordwestelijke doorvaart, uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee, gedaan in de jaaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper. Uit het Engelsch. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822.Later half sprinkled calf, spine lettered in gilt. With engraved title-page with oval view of the ships The Hecla and The Griper (sl.soiled), folding aquatint depicting the Hecla and The Griper, folding plan of the harbour on Melville Island, and large folding map (ca. 34 x 64 cm) with hand-coloured routes. XII,333, (2) pp. First Dutch edition; first English edition of Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. London, 18121). - By August 1, 1819, Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) had managed to sail westward completely through Lancaster Sound, establishing that it was actually a strait. He then made the European discovery of Barrow Street, which he named after Sir John Barrow. Continuing westward, he reached the south coast of a large island he named Melville Island after Lord Melville. Parry and his men had sailed west of the 110th meridian of longitude, half the distance of the Northwest Passage, and thereby won a prize of 5.000, which Parliament had offered as an incentive for the discovery of the Northwest Passage. After being frozen in for ten months, the ships were released on August 10, 1820, but the ice prevented further progress westward, and Parry returned to England. Parry's famous first journal gives a full account of the voyage and discoveries. - A fine copy of the rare Dutch edition.Cat. NHSM I, p.304-305; Arctic Bibl. 13145; Hill I, p.225-26); Sabin 58863; Howgego II, pp. 464-465; Hill 1311; Staton & Tremaine, 1206; Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 25663 ]

€ 1450,00

PERRET, Robert. La géographie de Terre-Neuve. Préface de Marcel Dubois. Paris, E. Guilmoto, 1913. Original printed wrappers, uncut. With maps and plates. VI,372 pp. Dealing with Newfoundland. - O'Dea 1568: 'A scholarly treatise'. [Boeknr.: 8180 ]

€ 65,00

PROULX, Jean-Baptiste. En route pour la Baie d'Hudson. Tours, Alfred mame et Fils, 1893.Original decorated boards, gilt (spine ends sl. dam.), a.e.g. With woodengraved portrait and 19 fine woodengraved plates. 157,(1) pp. Fine illustrated account of a trip on the Abitibi river to Hudson's Bay, with details on the Eskimos. - (Some foxing). [Boeknr.: 28758 ]

€ 75,00

RIETSTAP, (Johannes Baptista). Amerika. De jongste zee- en landreizen in dat werelddeel aan het volk verhaald. Leiden, van den Heuvel & van Santen, (ca. 1880).Original decorated cloth. With chromo-lithographed plate of Mexico and New York by Emrik & Binger. (4),312,(3) pp. Contains E.K. Kane to the North Pole, Voyages to the United States, Canada, Middle and South America.Cf. Landwehr, Coloured plates., 474. [Boeknr.: 13038 ]

€ 75,00

ROSS, John. Reizen naar Ysland en de Baffinsbaai, de laatste gedaan ter ontdekking van een doorvaart ten noord-westen van Groenland in den jare 1818. Naar de Hoogduitsche uitgave van W. Harnisch. 's Gravenhage, W.K. Mandemaker, 1821.19th century cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map and 2 engraved plates by D. Veelwaard. XII,289 pp. First Dutch edition after the German translation of the the English edition A voyage of discovery made .. in his majesty's ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and inquiring into the probability of a north-west passage. London, 1819; warranted by the publisher on half-title in manuscript. - A famous, even notorious, voyage, led by Captain John Ross. As his lieutenants, Ross had aboard his nephew James Clark Ross, William Parry, and Edwin Sabone, all of furure fame as explorers. Ross attempted to proceed westward through Lancaster Sound, but presumably deceived by a mirage, he described the passage as barred by a range of mountains, which he named the Croker Mountains, despite the disbelief of his colleagues (Hill 1488). The controversy had discredited Ross in the eyes of the Admiralty and for the next ten years he received no further commissions for exploratory voyages (Howgego II, R28). Ross began a new era in Arctic research (Stam, Books on ice, p.21). - (Age-browned). - Very rare.Cat. NHSM I, p.304; not in Tiele; Sabin 73380; Arctic Bibl. 14873. [Boeknr.: 36194 ]

€ 575,00

ROSS, John. Verhaal van eenen tweeden zeetogt, en van verscheidene landreizen in de Noordpool-gewesten. Ondernomen tot opsporing eener noordwestelijke doorvaart. Uit het Engelsch vertaald door J. Olivier. Zutphen, W.J. Thieme, 1836-1837.3 volumes. Modern half cloth. With folding map. XXXX,296; 327; 284 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1835 Narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage. - Sir John Ross (1777-1856) set out in 1826 with the small paddle-steamer the Victory, after the failure of his voyage in 1821. He spent the years 1829-1833 in the far northwest. He successfully waethered repeated Arctic winters and systematically accumulated a wealth of scientific data and reached the North Magnetic Pole in 1831.The Victory was crushed in the ice and Ross and his men were rescued by a whaler, the Isabella, in August 1833 at Lancaster Sound, after a terrible trek South. The introduction contains a chronological summary of previous explorations in search of a Northwest Passage. - (Some foxing; written number on title-pages). - Very rare.Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM; Sabin 73382 (English ed.); Arctic Bibl. 14866; Stam, Books on ice, p.22; Hill 1490; Howgego II, R29. [Boeknr.: 36193 ]

€ 875,00

ROY, Pierre Georges. Les monuments commémoratifs de la province de Québec. Québec, Ls-A. Proulx, 1923. 2 volumes. Wrappers, uncut. With numerous plates. 357; 360 pp. - Publié par la Commission des Monuments Historiques de la Province de Québec. [Boeknr.: 8359 ]

€ 95,00

SMITH, G. Barnett. Canada: its rise and progress. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 1898.Original decorated cloth. With frontispiece. 320 pp. - (The Romance of Colonization). [Boeknr.: 8139 ]

€ 45,00

VIDAL, Laurent & Émilie D'ORGEIX. Les villes françaises du Nouveau Monde. Des premiers fondateurs aux ingénieurs du roi (XVIe - XVIIIe siècles). Rochefort, Centre International de la Mer, 1999. 4to. Pictorial wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 192 pp. [Boeknr.: 34301 ]

€ 45,00

WEST, Benjamin. The death of General Wolfe. London, Woollett, Boydell & Ryland, 1776.Contemporary handcoloured engraving after Benjamin West by William Woollett. Ca. 47 x 59,5 cm. General James Wolfe (1727-1759) died during his famous victory over the French at Quebec, which delivered Canada into the hands of the British, known as The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec. The engraving depicts the general surrounded by his officers and a native American warrior, with ships in the background. The original heroic painting by Benjamin West (1738-1820) of 1771 was an instant success and the engraving by William Woollett which followed was one of the most commercial successful prints ever published (Von Erffa & Staley, The paintings of Benjamin West, p.213). In death, General Wolfe gained fame as a national hero and became an icon of the Seven Years' War and British dominance in late eighteenth century North America. William Woollett's engraving was the best-known copy of West's original and became popular around the world - Mounted on linnen, occasionally faint rubbing, otherwise fine. [Boeknr.: 32289 ]

€ 1500,00

(WRIGHT D'ARUSMONT, Frances). Views of society and manners in America; in a series of letters from that country to a friend in England, during the years 1818, 1819, and 1820. By an English woman. 2nd American edition. New York, E. Bliss and E. White, 1821.Contemporary half calf. XII,387 pp. First edition published the same year. - Frances Wright (1795-1852) visited both the United States and Canada. Later she sat up a colony, called Nashoba, for the rehabilitation of Negro slaves in Tennessee. (Cf. Robinson, Wayward women, p. 197/198 on Frances Trollope). This New York edition has additions and corrections by the auhtor. 'One of the most celebrated travel memoirs of the early nineteenth century.... The end of the Napoleonic wars and improvements in sea transport opened the way for the more casual tourist, and Francis Wright was among the first to turn this new accessibility to literary advantage' (Notable American Women, p.676). 'Fanny Wright, as she was popular called, has an interesting and provocative place in American history as an author, journalist, lecturer, social experimenter, and general disturber of thoughts' (Clark II, p.19). - (Foxed).Sabin 105597; TPL, 2 Suppl., 7059. [Boeknr.: 8394 ]

€ 175,00


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