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Newfoundland; or, a Letter Addressed to a Friend in Ireland in Relation to the Condition and Circumstances of the Island of Newfoundland, with an Especial View to Emigration
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Newfoundland; or, a Letter Addressed to a Friend in Ireland in Relation to the Condition and Circumstances of the Island of Newfoundland, with an Especial View to Emigration

By Talbot, Thomas

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. 67 p. 22 cm. Bound in pretty half burgundy leather with marbled paper boards. Ex library with ink stamp on title and contents pages. Some foxing. Thomas Talbot was born in Ireland in 1818 and went to Newfoundland as a young man to teach at St. Bonaventure's College. He was later in the island's legislative council. In this volume he follows the course of his 45 years of experiences in Newfoundland, discussing topics such as the fisheries, seal hunting, geography, parliamentary elections, island politics, and Newfoundland as a field for emigration from Britain.

$750.00

Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal
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Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal

By OSBORN, Sherard

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1865. New Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. x, 234 p. 19 cm. 1 fold-out map showing the track of the HMS Pioneer in Search of Sir John Franklin 1851-1852. Also one full-page map and small maps set in text. Cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Faint stain to back cover, small tears spine ends, bumped corners. A few small smudges to interior and a few notes in pencil. Title continues: "or Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition in 1850-51. To Which is Added the Career, Last Voyage and Fate of Captain Sir John Franklin." Includes informative notes on West Greenland Eskimos, negotiating the ice of northern Baffin Bay, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic waters, hunting adventures, clothing, food and equipment (for sledge journeys and otherwise), carrier pigeons, the sledge journeys, arctic nature and winter recreations. Appendix records the return of the squadron and notes the American expedition under DeHaven. Arctic Bib 12899.

$400.00