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The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. . . Land Granting, Emigration, etc
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1832. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 3 volumes, 30 plates, maps, plans, portrait, including folding, extra engraved titles in first 2 vol., half-titles in Vol. II, III, tables. & New (about 30 years ago) 3/4 leather covers, 5 raised bands and gold type on spine, with brown cloth and new end papers. & Vol. 1. xxvi, [2]list of plates & errata, 498& Vol. 2. xi, [1]list of plates, 296; & half-titles in Vol. II, III& Vol. 3. xii, [358]. [last volume unpaginated & printed in double columns). with half-titles. The third volume is entitled 'Topographical Dictionary of the Province of Lower Canada., Uncommon in this level of condition. No flaws other than the previous owners blue stamp 1/8" x 1.5" on the front end paper. The inside is exceptionally clean and virtually all the plates are fox free (pencil mark on each plate to show insertion page) & The plates include lithographs, aquatints, engraved plates and are finely done, mostly being views and scenery, including of Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec City, Fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, Long's Farm on Lake Jimiscouata, Harrower's Distillery, the falls of the St. John, plans of York Harbour, the Niagara River and others. First Edition, Second Issue, with titles of Vols. I-II dated '1832' (first issue dated '1831'), & Bouchette, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. & Note: Sabin 6848-51-st Vol. III under the title: Scenery scenes and town views show by the majority "A Topographical Dictonary of the Province of Lower Canada ." the finely ausgefuhrten coppers, the lithographies and aquatints like Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec town, fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, the Niagarafall etc. the author was 37 years an inspector there and intensely travelled around the land. - Small collector's stamps recto and verso on the Vorsatzen. &
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