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Hochelaga Depicta; The Early History and Present State of the City and Island of Montreal by  Newton (Ed.) Bosworth - Hardcover - Facsimile Edition of 1839 Edition - 1901 - from Dave Shoots, Bookseller and Biblio.com

Hochelaga Depicta; The Early History and Present State of the City and Island of Montreal

by Bosworth, Newton (Ed.)

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


Toronto: Congdon & Britnell, Publishers, 1901 Facsimile Edition of the 1839 Edition, limited to 500 copies. This one is #233, and signed by the publishers. Original navy cloth, delicately blindstamped recto and verso on boards. Gilt title "History of Montreal" on spine. Light foxing to endpapers. All 23 plates, including two fold-out maps, present as listed. Churches of many denominations are pictured, as well as substantial histories of them. Other prominent buildings, organizations, political events, etc., are fully described. Dedicated to Sir John Colborne, Governor-General of British North America. 284 pp. plus current (1839) foldout map of the city. This book is on consignment, so discounts do not apply.. Signed by Publisher. Facsimile Edition of 1839 Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Numerous Engravings (Two maps). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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