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Six Months in America. - VIGNE, Godrey T - 1832. 
London.Whittaker, Treacher & Co. 1832.. 12mo, 18.5cm, in 2 volumes, 283 &276p., with 4 steel engraved plate views, in half brown calf, giltruled raised bands, double dark crimson morocco labels, marbledboards, first 12 pages slightly edge chipped in volume 1 & oneplate reinforced on the same corner else very good to fine soundset , rare. (cgc) Volume Two contains: "Locks on the Rideau Canal,at Bytown on the Ottawa River". Drawn by Godfrey T. Vigne, Engravedby Englehart. This steel engraved frontis illustration is the firstview of the nationally strategic Rideau Canal, Ottawa. See DeVolpi. Ottawa. Plate 8. Other plates are "Jacques Cartier, with SalmonFishing". v1. "Niagara" (Falls) & "Northumberland, on theSusquehanna, Pennsylvania". Lande 883. T.P.L 1691. Waterston p53.Sabin 99606. Howes V-96. Brun. Angling Books of the Americas, p479. "Vigne's jaunty book records travels "with my note-book,sketch-book, gun and fishing rod - alone - unbewifed andunbevehicled.". Moving from Detroit up Lake Huron to Sault Ste.Marie and back to Buffalo, then by steamer from Niagara toKingston, Montreal and back, Vigne wrote terse, amusing notes. Heexplained the civil and criminal laws of Quebec, and theFrench-Canadian habit of making over property to a son by notarialwriting. These legal and economic structures he saw as shapinginteresting social differences". (Waterson). .
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