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[WIX, Edward] [1802-1866].
Six Months Of A Newfoundland Missionary's Journal, From February To August, 1835.
London: Smith, Elder And Co., 1836..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l, 264. with half-title. Unopened in original cloth-backed bds. (upper front joint frayed). First Edition. The Anglican minister, who served first at Bonavista in 1829 and then at St. John's, made extensive journeys along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts in 1830 and 1835. The present journal of his 1835 tour and his active involvement in the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the Temperance Society, church building and fund-raising, played a decisive role in the decision to create the diocese of Newfoundland and Bermuda in 1837, with Aubrey George Spencer being appointed the first bishop. Interestingly Wix left Newfoundland in poor health and in debt to the amount of 1300 pounds after having been seen in the company of a prostitute. "Aimed at possible supporters of the mission to Newfoundland, [Wix's journal] contained many interesting comments on contemporary life. He was critical of the Roman Catholics of St. John's, "who are excited to frequent breaches of the peace by the most seditious Romish priesthood" and contrasted their behaviour with that of the friendly Roman Catholics of Placentia. He lamented the state of communications, asserting that it cost 25s. to convey a letter from Trinity to St. John's. He was shocked by the material, moral, and spiritual destitution which he encountered. On the Isle of Valen he found females dirty and almost naked, and performed baptisms in private houses because the mothers lacked clothes for churchgoing. One many in Fortune Bay had not seen a clergyman for 56 years. Always he had to compete with "grog ships". In The Bay of Islands he found profligacy, drunken orgies, and incest, and stated that "profanity is a dialect." His journal's appeal for help to save Newfoundland from sinking into heathendom did much to convince the Church of England that a bishop was needed." (Frederick Jones, DCB) Lande 2316. O'Dea 431. Sabin 104969. TPL 5068. DCB IX pp. 846-47. Story p. 561.
$599 USD                          Book Number: elala3129                         Order / Enquire

WOELMONT, Arnold, Baron de [1849-1903].
Souvenirs Du Far-West.
Paris: Plon Et Cie., 1883..
18mo. pp. 2 p.l., 269. Uncut in original printed wrs. (some foxing throughout). First Edition. Chapter III, pp. 143-186, is devoted to the Mormons and Salt Lake City, Chapter IV, pp. 187-265, to California: San Francisco, mining, the Chinese, Yosemite. Howes W-608.
$320 USD                          Book Number: CELuvWOE61                         Order / Enquire

WOLFE, [James] [1727-1759].
General Wolfe's Instructions To Young Officers: Also His Orders for a Battalion and an Army. Together With The Orders and Signals used in Embarking and Debarking an Army by Flat-bottom'd Boats.
London: Printed for J.Millan, 1780..
12mo. pp. 1 p.l., ix, [3], 106. 2 full-page diagrams in the text. ads on verso of title. modern quarter calf. Second Edition. A tribute to the military glory and genius of the 'conqueror of Quebec', published nine years after Wolfe's death. The work is divided into two parts, the first containing Wolfe's orders to the troops stationed at various towns in England and Scotland, the second composed of his instructions to the troops in Canada at Halifax, Louisbourg, Point Orleans, Montmorenci, Cape Rouge, and Sutherland. Also included are a brief laudatory biographical sketch of the British general and the text of the placard which Wolfe published on his arrival in the River St. Lawrence, 1759, requesting the surrender of the Canadians and extending to them "the sweets of peace amidst the horrors of war". Casey I 601. JCB II 2674. Lande 903. Morgan p. 401. Sabin 104989. TPL 305. cfDionne II 745, cfGagnon I 3726, cfTPL 305 (1st edn.: 1768).
$1898 USD                          Book Number: elala3612                         Order / Enquire

WOOD, J[ohn] G[eorge] [1827-1889].
The Uncivilized Races Of Men In All Countries Of The World; Being A Comprehensive Account Of Their Manners And Customs, And Of Their Physical, Social, Mental, Moral And Religious Characteristics.
Hartford: J.B.Burr And Company, 1871..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., vi, [1 leaf], [11]-693; 1 p.l., [3], [694-1481. text in double columns. numerous wood-engraved plates. original blind-stamped cloth (rear joint of Vol. I partly split, spines chipped, light dampstain to outer margin of plates). An early American reprint. Volume I is devoted to African tribes while Volume II is concerned with the aboriginal inhabitants of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands, Borneo, North, Central and South America, Siberia, India, and the Far East.
$300 USD                          Book Number: elala3613                         Order / Enquire

WOOD, Stanley.
Over The Range To The Golden Gate. A Complete Tourist's Guide To Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Puget Sound And The Great North-West.
Chicago: R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co., 1897..
8vo. pp. 283. frontis. & numerous text illus. (some full-page). modern wrs. Smith 11176. cfSoliday IV 1113.
$103 USD                          Book Number: CODerWOO72                         Order / Enquire

WOOD, William B[urke] [1779-1861].
Personal Recollections Of The Stage, Embracing Notices Of Actors, Authors, and Auditors, During A Period Of Forty Years.
Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1855..
12mo. pp. 1 p.l., [xiii]-xxi, [1]blank, [23]-477 + 10(ads). engraved frontis. portrait. A nice copy in original blind-stamped cloth (head of spine & 1 corner frayed). armorial bookplate of Isaac Norris. First Edition. An important contribution to the history of the American stage, spanning the years 1798 to 1846. The author was a former actor and director of the Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Alexandria Theatres. A list of Wood's theatrical roles is given on pp. 473-77. Not in Sabin.
$175 USD                          Book Number: elala1934                         Order / Enquire

WOOD, William [Charles Henry] (Editor).
The Logs Of The Conquest Of Canada.
Toronto: Champlain Society [Publ. No. IV], 1909..
8vo. pp. xxvi, 335, [2]ads. 3 folding maps & 3 coloured plans on 1 folding sheet in rear pocket (1 colour). original gilt-crested cloth, top edge gilt (some light staining to covers & to edge of 1 map, spine sunned, corners frayed). First Edition, Limited to 520 copies. Selections from logs of ships on duty in Canada, 1758-60, printed from manuscript copies held by the Public Archives, Ottawa. TPL 336.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala5404                         Order / Enquire

WOODS, N[icolas] A[ugustus].
The Prince Of Wales In Canada And The United States.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1861..
8vo. pp. xv, 438 + [14]ads. with half-title. folding lithographed map. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (institutional blindstamp on title). First Edition. Account of the Prince of Wales' tour through North America in 1860, by the Special Correspondent for The Times. Dionne II 1448. Lande 904. TPL 4032.
$154 USD                          Book Number: CODeWOOD80                         Order / Enquire

WOODS, R[obert] S[tuart] [1819-1906].
Harrison Hall And Its Associations, Or A History Of The Municipal, Judicial, And Educational Interests Of The Western Peninsula.
Chatham: Planet Book And John Dept. 1896..
8vo. pp. 150, [1]errata. frontis. portrait of the author & map of the Counties of Essex & Kent. title vignette. original cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (margins of portrait dampstained). First Edition. Morley p. 65.
$205 USD                          Book Number: CODrrWOO65                         Order / Enquire

[WORCESTER, Noah] [1758-1837].
Monument Of A Beneficent Mission From Boston To St. John's, As An Appendix To Volume I, Of The Friend Of Peace. By Philo Pacificus [Pseud.]. [Cover Title].
Boston: Joseph T.Buckingham, May 25, 1818..
8vo. pp. 24. Uncut & stitched in original printed wrs. (spine perished, 3 library stamps, some foxing). "Issued as an appendix to vol. 1 of Worcester's The Friend of Peace, the work concerns a mission from Boston for the relief of the inhabitants of St. John's who had suffered two disastrous fires the 7th and 21st of November 1817." (TPL) O'Dea 341. TPL 7023. Not in Casey.
$205 USD                          Book Number: CORnu[WO85                         Order / Enquire

WRONG, George M[acKinnon] [1860-1948].
The Chronicle Of A Family.
[Toronto: 1938]..
4to. ff. [5], 62. mimeographed. a few ms. corrections in pencil. wrs. Signed Presentation copy to James H[enry] Coyne. Not printed or published but circulated in a small number of mimeographed copies for private us. Genealogical record of the Wrong and MacKinnon families who were ancestors of the author, and including information respecting Colonel Thomas Talbot and the Talbot Settlement. Amicus locates 4 copies in Canadian libraries with Worldcat adding 2 more in the United States.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala5469                         Order / Enquire

WYCHE, William.
A Treatise On The Practice Of The Supreme Court Of Judicature Of The State Of New-York In Civil Actions.
New York: Printed by T. and J.Swords, 1794..
8vo. pp. xvi, 355, [1]errata, [3]ads. with half-title. contemporary sheep (covers little rubbed & stained, some foxing). Second Edition. "The earliest manual on New York Supreme Court practice." (Marke) Evans 28140. Marke p. 303. Marvin p. 751.
$500 USD                          Book Number: elala1935                         Order / Enquire

YEIGH, Frank [1861-1935].
Ontario's Parliament Buildings; Or, A Century Of Legislation, 1792-1892. A Historical Sketch.
Toronto: The Williamson Book Company (Ltd.), 1893..
8vo. pp. 172. 31 b/w plates (incl. frontis.). original gilt-stamped cloth (bit soiled & frayed, lower corner of front corner bumped, former owner's name on title & few pencil notes on several leaves at end). First Edition.
$154 USD                          Book Number: CIGtaYEI18                         Order / Enquire

YOUMANS, Harriet Phelps.
Grimsby Park Historical And Descriptive With Biographical Sketches Of The Late President Noah Phelps And Others.
Toronto: William Briggs, 1900..
8vo. pp. 75. 14 b/w illus. (incl. frontis.). gilt-stamped cloth (covers very frayed & worn & several owner's names on front endpaper & light creasing to margins). First Edition.
$87 USD                          Book Number: CUMimYOU36                         Order / Enquire

YOUNG, Donald (Editor).
The American Negro: The Annals Volume CXXXX November, 1928.
Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political And Social Science, 1928..
8vo. pp. viii, 359. frontis. text in double columns. index. cloth (extremities rubbed). First Edition.
$150 USD                          Book Number: dola1090                         Order / Enquire

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