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Sketches of New 1030. [HATHEWAY (CALVIN).] Brunswick, containing an Account of the First Settlement of the Province, with a brief Description of the Country, Inhabitants, etc. By An Inhabitant of the Province. 8vo, St. John, 1825 half calf, pp. 108. Scarce.

1031. LAWRENCE (J. W.) Foot-Prints; or, Incidents in the Early History of New Brunswick, 1783-1883. Portraits St. John, 1883 and views. 8vo, cloth. Por

1032. LOYALISTS' CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR. traits and illusts. Post 8vo, cloth. (From the New BrunsSt. John, 1887 wick Historical Society, written on title.) 1033. MACFARLANE (W. G.) Bibliography of the Books 8vo, and Writers of the Province of New Brunswick. St. John, N. B., 1895 paper, pp. 98. St. John, 1895 1035. RAYMOND (W. O.-Editor). Winslow Papers, 16 por1776-1826. Edited, with Introduction and Notes. traits from rare prints, etc. Thick royal 8vo, cloth. (New Brunswick Hist. Society.) St. John, N. B., 1901


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1036. STEWART'S LITERARY QUARTERLY. Edited by George Stewart. Various Nos. from October, 1867 (Vol. 1, No. 3) to 1872. (Sketches in Acadie, Sporting Sketches in Maine and New Brunswick, etc.) (12 pieces, as a lot.) St. John, N. B., 1867-72 1037. HISTORIC SIGHTS [by Ganong]; Place Nomenclature [by Ganong]; The Stone Age [by G. F. Mathew]; Slavery [by Jack]; New Brunswick Historical Papers; etc. Mainly Roy. Soc. Transactions. 9 pamphlets, cloth.

1038. BISHOP of Nova Scotia's Visitation Journal, 1843, '44 and 45, map, Lond. 1846-7-8; Copy in typewritten MS. of Hatheway's History of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 1846; New Brunswick Hist. Soc. Collections, Vol. I., No. 3, St. John, 1897; The Canadian Loyalists, by J. P. Noyes, St. John, 1900; The New Brunswick Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, containing an account of the Evacuation of New York in a letter from Ward Chipman, St. John, 1899. Pamphlets. (7 pieces)

1039. NEW DOMINION MONTHLY. Various numbers from April, 1868 (Vol. 2, No. 1), to Feb., 1872. 21 pieces (a few duplicates, and No. 2, Vol. 2 imperfect). (As a lot.) Montreal, 1868-72 1689-1773. Extracted from 1040. NEW ENGLAND. Winsor's Narrative and Critical History. Illust. Royal 8vo, half calf.


1041. BONNYCASTLE (SIR R. H.) Newfoundland in 1842. Geological and statistical map, portrait, plate, etc. vols. post 8vo, cloth. Lond. 1842


1042. CARPON (C. J. A.) Voyages à Terre-Neuve: Observations et Notices curieuses. 8vo, half morocco.

Caen, 1852

1043. CHAPPELL (LIEUT. E.) Voyage of H. M. S. "Rosamond" to Newfoundland and Labrabor. Map and engravings on copper (including view of St. John's). Svo, half calf.

Lond. 1818

1044. COPIES OF CORRESPONDENCE between the Secretary of State and the Governor of Newfoundland, on the recent Changes in the Constitution of Newfoundland. Folio, half roan, pp. 125. (English Blue Book.) [Lond. ] 1855

1045. CORMACK (W. E.) Narrative of a Journey across the Island of Newfoundland. The only one ever performed by a European. Post 8vo, cloth, pp. 99. St. John's, N. F., 1873 1046. DE LA CHAUME (HENRI). Terre-Neuve et les Terre Neuviennes. Crown Svo, half calf. Paris, 1886 1047. DUCERE (E.) Récherches Historiques sur la Pèche de la Morue et de la Découverte de Terre-Neuve par les Basques et les Bayonnais (131 pp.); Les Malouins à Terre-Neuve et les Droits de la France sur cette ile, par H. Harvut (20 pp.). 2 vols. in 1. Royal 8vo, limp calf.

Pau (and) Rennes, 1893 1048. FISHERIES. Correspondence respecting the Newfoundland Fisheries, 1884-90; presented to both Houses of (the Imperial) Parliament, June, 1890. Large charts. Folio, half calf. [Lond. 1890]

The complete Official Publication of the Correspondence between France and England.

1049. GOBINEAU (COMTE A. DE). Neuve. 12mo, half bound (back loose).

Voyage à Terre-
Paris, 1861

1050. HARRISSE (HENRY). Découverte et Évolution Cartographique de Terre-Neuve et des Pays Circonvoisins, 1497-1501-1769. Essais de Geographie Historique et Documentaire. Facsimile front. in gold and colors, and numerous facsimiles of rare and early maps. 2 vols. 4to, half Lond. and Paris, 1900


No. 167 of only 380 copies printed.

1051. HARVEY (M.) Newfoundland as it is in 1894. A Handbook and Tourist's Guide. Map. Crown 8vo, cloth. Presentation copy. St. Johns, N. F., 1894


1052. HATTON (JOS.) AND HARVEY (M.) Newfoundland: its History, Present Condition, and Prospects in the Future. Portraits, maps, etc. 8vo, cloth. Bost. 1688

1053. HOWLEY (M. F.) Ecclesiastical History of Newfoundland. Maps, portraits and plates. 8vo, cloth.

1054. JUKES (J. B.) Excursions in foundland, 1839-40. Large folding map. cloth.

1055. KENNEDY (CAPT. W. R.) Adventure in Newfoundland and the and plates. Post 8vo, half calf.

Bost. 1888 and about New2 vols. post 8vo, Lond. 1842

Sport, Travel and West Indies. Map Edinburgh, 1885

1056. MORETON (J.) Life and Works in Newfoundland: Reminiscences of Thirteen Years. Map and plates. Post 8vo, cloth. Lond. 1863

1057. MULLALY (J.) A Trip to Newfoundland: its Scenery and its Fisheries. Tinted front. and other illusts. Small 4to, cloth.

N. Y. 1855

1058. MURRAY (ALEX'R) AND HOWLEY (J. P.) Geological Survey of Newfoundland. Maps. 8vo, cloth. Lond. 1881 1059. NOBLE (L. I.) After Icebergs with a Painter: a Voyage to Labrador and Newfoundland. Colored plates. Post 8vo, cloth.

N. Y. 1861

1060. OBSERVATIONS on the Present State of Newfoundland in reference to its Courts of Justice, Local Government and Trade. By an Inhabitant of the Colony. Svo, half morocco. Lond. 1-23 Laid in are some articles from the Universal Magazine, 1761, regarding the fisheries at Newfoundland.

1061. PEDLEY (C.) History of Newfoundland from the Earliest Times. Large map. 8vo, half calf. Lond. 1863 1062. PROWSE (D. W.) History of Newfoundland, from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records. With a Prefatory Note by Edmund Gosse. Numerous maps. 34 collotype plates and over 300 illusts. in the text. Royal Svo, cloth. (Presentation copy, with the author's A. L. S., in reference to the book.) Lond. 1895

1063. REEVES (J.-Chief Justice of the Island). History of the Government of Newfoundland, with an Appendix (104 pp.) of the Fishery Acts, etc. 8vo, half morocco. Lond. 1793

1064. SAINT JOHN. A Report of Certain Proceedings of the Inhabitants of the Town of St. John, with a View to obtain a Reform of the Laws. 8vo, half morocco, pp. 82+vi. St. John's, 1821


1065. TOCQUE (P.) Wandering Thoughts; or, Solitary Hours. View of St. John's Harbor, portrait of Mary Marsh (an Indian), views, etc. Post 8vo, cloth. Lond. 1846 The Golden

1066. [VAUGHAN (SIR WILLIAM).] Fleece: divided into three parts, under which are discovered the Errours of Religion, the Vices and Decayes of the Kingdome, and lastly the wayes to get wealth, and to restore Trading so much complayned of. Transported from Cambrioll Colchos, out of the Southermost Part of the Iland, commonly called the Newfoundland. By Orpheus Junior, For the generall and perpetuall Good of Great Britaine. Small 4to, bound by Pratt for Henry Stevens, 1875, in full polished calf gilt, gilt edges (a very trifling repair to the margin of title, otherwise a good copy). Lond. 1626

RARE with the map, which is very seldom met with. In 1584 Sir Humphrey Gilbert, on his last voyage, made an attempt at colonization in Newfoundland, which from its nature failed at the very outset, as might have been conjectured from a settlement which was expected to succeed from a mongrel collection of lawless seamen, criminals released from prison for the purpose, and prisoners from the wars in Ireland. The next attempt was that of Sir William Vaughan's, who in 1616 sent out the first batch of Welshmen, and in the following year a larger number under the charge of Captain Richard Whitbourne, not proceeding there himself until 1622, when he remained three years in the country. Being by birth a Welshman, Vaughan named most of the places in the new colony after the counties of Wales, the principal settlement being called Golden Grove.

The purpose of this very curious book is explained in the first chapter, where he relates a long conversation with Sir William Alexander respecting Newfoundland, the result of which was that he was to write a book to call attention to the remarkable advantages to be found in that colony. But that the work should not be dry and tedious, he tells us that he has mingled with it "merrie and light conceites among matters of consequence." The result is a most curious and entertaining mixture. The author supposes a court where Apollo reigns in judgment. The evils of the age are brought before him by famous characters in history and literature, the final result being that the god recommends them to get the Golden Fleece, which is to be found in Newfoundland, as the remedy for all the ills Quotations from, allusions to, and speeches by Sir Philip Sidney, Withers, Florio, Sandys, Chaucer, Tarleton, the famous actor, Sir Thomas Overbury, Burton, and many others, including a lengthy discussion between Sir Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher, Sir Hugh Willoughby, and Sir Thomas Button on their discoveries, and the possibility of finding a northwest passage, are scattered throughout. One of the chapters gives a description by Capt. John Mason [who designed the map, and who lived there for seven years] of Newfoundland, and another is on tobacco, an early treatise on this subject. An amusing part is the story of how John Wiclif, the Reformer, surprised a monk and a maid of honor in the act of kissing, how be brought St. Francis to behold the shocking sight, with the result that the saint thanked God that he had lived to see so much Love and Charity in the world.


1067. WHITBOURNE (CAPTAIN RICHARD). A Discourse and Discovery of New-found-land, with many reasons to prove how worthy and beneficiall a Plantation may there be made, after a far better manner than now it is. Together with the laying open of certaine Enormities and abuses committed by some that trade to that Countrey . . . also an Invitation: and likewise certaine Letters sent from that Countrey. Square 12mo, full calf, gilt, red edges (neat repairs to two leaves, and the last leaf (14 lines) in excellent pen-and-ink facsimile). Lond.: F. Kingston, 1622

The second and best edition, containing material not in the one published two years previously. In it appears the first printed account of the founding of the Colony of Avalon on the coast of Newfoundland by Sir George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore, which colony, after a struggling existence of eight years, was removed bodily to Maryland, to form the foundation of Lord Baltimore's colony there. The additional matter at the end contains letters from some of the colonists narrating their progress and condition, one of them written by N. H., who no doubt was the Nicholas Hoskins whose name is given in a list of settlers in August, 1622, mentioned in another letter.

This is the first English book that relates wholly to Newfoundland and the attempts at English colonization.

Sir Richard Whitbourne was a remarkable representative of those seamen of the Elizabethan Age that made England famous. His autobiographical preface enumerates many of his voyages, from his fighting against the Spanish Armada to his numerous voyages to Newfoundland, commencing with his first in 1580, and including his meeting with Sir Humphrey Gilbert on his last and disastrous voyage, and his misadventures with pirates. His voyages do not seem to have profited him much, for he concludes his personal sketch with the reflection that after more than forty yeeres spent in the aforesaid courses, there remains little other fruit unto mee, saving the peace of a good conscience.” Few books of the early English authors are so charmingly written, or will be found so interesting for the perusal of the general reader, as well as the student of historical and geographical knowledge. His adventure with the mermaid, of which a lengthy description is given, and who he really believed tried to seize him, and who looked so cheerfully at him, is one of the most amusing of his experiences. The mosquitoes there also must have been somewhat different from the New Jersey variety, for, according to Sir Richard, they only attack the indolent and worthless, and drive them back to their various occupations. In spite of the very trifling defects, this is a desirable copy, and was part of the Brayton Ives library.

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Westward Hoe for Avalon, as described by Captain Whitebourne, of Exmouth, in 1622. Illusts. Crown Svo, cloth. Lond. 1870

Newfoundland and its

1069. WILSON (REV. WM.) Missionaries, with a Chronological Table. Post 8vo, cloth. Cambridge (Mass.), 1866

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