John W. Doull, Bookseller, Inc.

Quick Search

Author/Illustrator
Title
Words appearing in our descriptions
Keyword(s)
 
 
 
 

Search

Click on Title to view full description

 
Canada and Newfoundland. 2nd ed , AMI, Henry M. (ed.)
1 AMI, Henry M. (ed.) Canada and Newfoundland. 2nd ed
Edward Stanford, 1915, 
AMI, Henry M., (ed.). Canada and Newfoundland. Being Volume I. of North America in Stanford's Compendium of Geography Series. Second Edition, Revised,Extended and Largely Rewritten. L.: Edward Stanford Ltd., n.d. [1915]. Pp (4),ix-xxviii,[1]-1069,(3), frontis.+ 20 maps (11 fldg). Also text maps. 8vo, blue cloth. O'Dea 1167b. Not in Tanner, although Samuel Edward Dawson's 1897 edition is (214a). Chapter XX : Newfoundland pp.973-1020. St.Pierre and Miquelon pp.1020-1023. Peninsula (pp.402-436, in Chapter XI The Province of Quebec)bibliography and index. Preface dated July 1915. Port Burwell, 2 views of the Humber, and the entrance to St.John's. Spine sunned, ow vg. From the library of Sir James Dunn, with his bookplate. 165.00

Price: 165.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Canada and Newfoundland. 2nd ed. Grenfell's copy , AMI, Henry M. (ed.)
2 AMI, Henry M. (ed.) Canada and Newfoundland. 2nd ed. Grenfell's copy
Edward Stanford, 1915, 
AMI, Henry M., (ed.). Canada and Newfoundland. Being Volume I. of North America in Stanford's Compendium of Geography Series. Second Edition, Revised,Extended and Largely Rewritten. L.: Edward Stanford Ltd., n.d. [1915]. Pp (4),ix-xxviii,[1]-1069,(3), frontis.+ 20 maps (11 fldg). Also text maps. 8vo, blue cloth. O'Dea 1167b. Not in Tanner, although Samuel Edward Dawson's 1897 edition is (214a). Chapter XX : Newfoundland pp.973-1020. St.Pierre and Miquelon pp.1020-1023. Peninsula (pp.402-436, in Chapter XI The Province of Quebec)bibliography and index. Preface dated July 1915. Port Burwell, 2 views of the Humber, and the entrance to St.John's. Front hinge starting, else vg. From Wilfred Grenfell's library (with his autograph). 250.00

Price: 250.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 ANDERSEN, Raoul Canadian Folklore Canadien 12:2 TURGEON, Laurier MOREIRA, James Nineteenth Century American Banks Fishing
Canadian Folklore Canadien, 1990, 
ANDERSEN, Raoul. "Nineteenth Century American Banks Fishing under Sail: ItsHealth and Injury Costs. An article in Canadian Folklore Canadien, Vol.12, No.2, 1990, pp.101-122. Also: Laurier Turgeon and Denis Dickner's "Contrai ntes et choix alimentaires d'un groupe d'appartenance: les marin-pêcheurs français à Terre-Neuve au XVI siècle" (pp.53-68); Aliette Geistdoerfer's "Ethnologie d'une culture maritime qui disparaît: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon (France)" (pp.123-141). Also: Introduction by Turgeon; Janet Gilmore's "Fishermen Stereotypes: Sources and Symbols"; Alain Cabantous' "Les gens de la meret les autres: vision d'un monde (XVIIe-XIXe siècles"; James Moriera's "Pl ace and Transformal Meaning in Nineteenth Century Sea Songs"; David A. Taylor's "Songs about Fishing: Examples of Contemporary Maritime Songs". Vg to fine. For the number. 9.00

Price: 9.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Prohibition and St. Pierre : When distillers and rum runners made France's colony off Newfoundland a principal centre for the liquor trade. 1st printing
W.F. Rannie, Publisher, Lincoln, Ont, 1983, ISBN:001995300X 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Prohibition and St. Pierre : When distillers and rum runnersmade France's colony off Newfoundland a principal centre for the liquor tr ade. Lincoln, Ont.: W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1983). First Printing. Pp (8),9-144. Illustrated. 8vo, white trade paperback. Chapters : 1. Prohibition sets the stage; 2. McCoy discovers St.Pierre; 3. The whisky flood commences;4. St.Pierre's merchants: capital poor; 5. Prohibition and the Canadian sc ene; 6. Canadian distillers and their sales agents; 7. Dimensions of the liquor trade; 8. Capone leaves a souvenir [his hat: a skimmer]; 9. Boom timesat St.Pierre; 10. Rum runners vs the law; 11. The Coast Guard: War on booz e; 12. Piracy — an ever present threat; 13. Murder and its aftermath; 14. Rum runners on the rocks; 15. Handwriting on the wall; 16. The coming of Repeal; 17. The Kromhout incident; 18. Postscript to prohibition. Very good. 20.00

Price: 20.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day.  First Edition, Signed, ANDRIEUX, J.P.
5 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day. First Edition, Signed
Flanker Press, St. John's , 2009, ISBN:9781897317488 1897317484 / 9781897317488 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day. St. John's : Flanker Press Ltd., 2009. First Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-229,(1). Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. Index. 8vo, brown photo-illustrated card covers.

Jean-Pierre Andrieux, OC (b. Montréal) St. John's businessman, author.

"Rumrunners is a history of the smuggling trade between the French Island colonies of St. Pierre and Miquelon and the United States, the Bahamas, and Newfoundland. The distribution of contraband alcohol has always been an element of the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, with the advent of the American Prohibition era (1919–1933), the French Islands’ illegal practice took on worldwide proportions. This book details the rise and fall of the bootlegging industry in Atlantic waters, the efforts made by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to curb these criminal activities, and the evolution of laws from the Prohibition era to present day that have brought the trade to a virtual standstill." - from the back cover.

The chapters [unnumbered in the text] are :
1. Prohibition Sets the Stage;
2. Early Smuggling to Canada and Newfoundland;

3. McCoy Discovers St. Pierre [Bill McCoy = [William 'Bill' Frederick McCoy, b. 1877, Syracuse, New York - d. December 30, 1948, Stuart, Florida];
4. The Whisky Flood Commences;
5. Canadian Distillers and Their Sales Agents;
6. Dimensions of the Liquor Trade;
7. Capone Leaves a Souvenir;
8. Rumrunners Versus the Law ;
9. The Coast Guard's War on Rumrunners;
10. Piracy: An Ever-Present Threat;
11. Murder and Its Aftermath; 12. Handwriting on the Wall;
13. The Coming of Repeal;
14.The Kromhout Incident;
15. Postscript to Prohibition;
16. Newfoundland Rumrunmng;
17. Rumrunners Kidnap an RCMP Officer;
18. Operation Blowtorch;
19. Smuggling in 1991;
20. Smuggling in 1992;
21. Smuggling in 1993;
22. Smuggling in 1994;
23. Smuggling in 1995;
24. Operation Buffer;
25. Operation Diamond.
With Afterword, bibliography, and index.

Very good. Signed, without inscription, by Andrieux. 15.00


Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Shipwreck at St. Pierre : Tragedy and Heroism in Sail and Steam
W.F. Rannie, Lincoln, ON, 1982, 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Shipwreck at St. Pierre : Tragedy and Heroism in Sail and Steam. Lincoln, Ont.: W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1982). First Printing. Pp (6),7-142, (2). Illustrated. 8vo, white trade paperback. Chapters : The island s; Murder and gold; The great storm; A crew scuttles their ship; Fear of the natives; Death on the mast; The war years; A race that didn't take place;Prohibition; Generals aground; A New Year's party is assured; An heroic re scue; A master saves his vessel; Rumrunner aground; Arrival of the Free French naval forces; The sea takes two; The wreck of a movie queen; A trawler that wasn't wanted; Wrong Position; The fear of oil. Very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon
O.T.C. Press, 1986, ISBN:0921221002 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon : A Fragment of France in North America. N.pl.: O.T.C. Press, (1986). Pp. (8),5-96. Illustrated. 8vo, white trade paperback. Chapters : Some historical notes; A heritage of fishing; The rocks and sands take their toll; Heady days of Prohibition; Armed invasion on Christmas Eve; Service Station in the North Atlantic; Touring St. Pierre; Langlade and Miquelon; Welcome to St. Pierre. Very good. 12.00

Price: 12.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon : (1983)
W.F. Rannie, Publisher, Lincoln, ON, 1983, ISBN:0919953026 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon : A Fragment of France in North America. Lincoln, Ont.: W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1983). Pp (8),5-96. Illustrated. 8vo, jllustrated white trade paperback with red lettering to front and black and red lettering to spine. Chapters : Some historical notes; A heritage of fishing; The rocks and sands take their toll; Heady days of Prohibition; Armed invasion on Christmas Eve; Service Station in the North Atlantic;Touring St. Pierre; Langlade and Miquelon; Welcome to St. Pierre. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon : (1986). signed
O.T.C. Press, 1986, 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. St. Pierre and Miquelon : A Fragment of France in North America. N.pl.: O.T.C. Press, (1986). Pp (8),5-96. Illustrated. 8vo, trade paperback. Chapters : Some historical notes; A heritage of fishing; The rocks and sands take their toll; Heady days of Prohibition; Armed invasion on Christmas Eve; Service Station in the North Atlantic; Touring St. Pierre; Langlade and Miquelon; Welcome to St. Pierre. Vg. Inscribed by the author. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure ...1st ed. signed
W.F. Rannie, 1970, 
ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre. Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. (Beamsville, Ont.): W.F. Rannie, Publisher, 1970. First Edition. Pp (2), 3-112. Illustrated. 8vo, trade paperback. O'Dea 4499. Shipwrecks at St.Pierre and Miquelon, arranged chronologically, and obviously including many Newfoundland ships and crews. Vg. Inscribed by the author. 20.00

Price: 20.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. Third Edition.
W.F. Rannie, 1975, 
ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre. Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. (Beamsville, Ont.): W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1975). Third Edition, Reprinted and Expanded. Pp (2),3-116. Illustrated. 8vo, grey trade paperback with red lettering to front cover and spine. O'Dea 4499. Shipwrecks at St.Pierre and Miquelon, arranged chronologically. Lightly rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Angel Lectures). BERTON, Pierre BERTON, Pierre F.W. Angel Lecture 07 ? HUBBARD, Mina Canadians as Winners
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, 1975, 
(Angel Lectures). BERTON, Pierre. Canadian as Winners. (St. John's: Facultyof Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland), 1975. Pp (4),1-8. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. O'Dea 5734. This was Berton's first trip to Newfoundland. Berton's "winners" include Mina Hibbard (pp.6-8). The seventh (?) annual F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture, delivered at M.U.N. on April 6, 1974. Angel (1874-1937). Vg. 7.50

Price: 7.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 ANGLIN, Douglas G. St. Pierre and Miquelon Affaire of 1941 : A Study in Diplomacy in the North Atlantic Quadrangle. 2nd printing in dustjacket
1970, 1970 0802051723 / 9780802051721 
ANGLIN, Douglas G. The St. Pierre and Miquelon Affaire of 1941 : A Study in Diplomacy in the North Atlantic Quadrangle. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1970). Second Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,(2),[3]-219,(5), frontispiece + 4 p. of photos. Maps. 8vo, dark blue-black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 3899. Much on Newfoundland's involvement.

"On Christmas Day, 1941, two tiny islands off the south coast of Newfoundland were suddenly catapulted from obscurity into world prominence when the New York Times reported in front-page banner headlines that the 'Free French Seize St.Pierre and Miquelon.'" - from the dust-jacket.

Contents:
Introduction;
1. Remnants of Empire;
2. Resistance;
3. Intervention;
4. Liberation;
5. Anger;
6. Issues;
7. Significance.

Appendices:
A. Administrator De Bourinat's Proclamation of November 12, 1940;
B. Propoals for Settlement of St.Pierre and Miquelon Question December, 1941 - January, 1942.

With Dramatis personae section, select bibliography, notes and index.

Lacking flyleaf, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

Price: 25.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 ARTHUR, Richard Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht
Richard Arthur, New York, 1906, 
ARTHUR, Richard. Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht : Round Up the West Indies and Up the Amazon. Introduction by William M. Ivins. New York : Richard Arthur, 42 Broadway, 1906. Pp (8),9-253,(1). IIlustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 15. Toy 1021. Contents : Introduction; The Origin of the Voyage; The Tail-end of a Storm; The Bermuda Islands; The Lesser Antilles (Dominica; Martinique - Mont Pelee - The Ruins of St. Pierre; Santa Lucia - The Pitons; Barbados); Down to the Equator; A Month on the Amazon (The Mouth of the Great River; The City of Para; A Thousand Mile Journey Upstream; A City in the Wilderness; The Amazonian Indians; A Hunting Excursion; Plant and Animal Life of the AmazonValley; Turning Homeward; Agriculture on the Amazon; Back to Para; Rubber Gathering ; Good-bye to the Amazon); Death and Suicide in the Menagerie; Along the Coast of South America (A True Fish Story; Trinidad;; Venezuela; Cura9ao); A Record Roll and Others; Jamaica; The Dry Tortugas (A Long Detour for Some Fishing; A Feat in Navigation; A Day's Sport; The Fifty-Pound FishWe Didn't Catch); Havana, Cuba; Nassau, New Providence; Back to "Little Ol d New York". Inkstamp to fore-edge, penned gift inscription, else a nice bright copy. 250.00

Price: 250.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
15 AUGERON, Mickael DUPLESSIS, Robert Fleuves, rivieres et colonies : La France et ses empires (XVIIe-XXe siecle)/ Waterways and colonies : France and its empires (17th-20th centuries). p aperback
Les Indes savantes, Paris, 2010, ISBN:9782846542524 
AUGERON, Mickael, and Robert DUPLESSIS, (eds.). Fleuves, rivières et colonies : La France et ses empires (XVIIe-XXe siecle) / Waterways and colonies :France and its empires (17th-20th centuries). (Paris) : Les Indes savantes , (2010). Pp (8),9-[379],(5). Maps. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers, lettered in white and black. Actes du 33e congrès international de la French Colonial Historical Society qui s'est tenu à La Rochelle et à Brouage, France, du 6 au 10 juin 2007 / Papers presented at the 33rd annual Meeting of theFrench Colonial Historical Society, La Rochelle and Brouage, France, June 6-10, 2007. Contents : Rivers and colonies : historiographic balance sheet and research perspectives (by Mickael Augeron and Robert DuPlessis). Partie1 : Autorités coloniales et enjeux géostratégiques / Colonial authorities and their strategic stakes. 1. Morissonneau, Christian : Une position importante de la trajectoire française dans le Saint-Laurent : le cap de Victoire (fin XVIe siècle - années 1630). Relations franco-amérindiennes, commerceet géopolitique (par Christian Morissonneau). 2. Rivières et lagon de Mayo tte : un défi permanent pour les autorités coloniales (par Isabelle Denis).3. L'enlèvement de l'enseigne de vaisseau Lebrun (3 mai 1854 - 8 juillet 1 854). Uneréaction africaine face au projet français de fortification de l'escale fluviale de Podor (moyenne vallée du Sénégal) (par Mamadou Sy). 4. L'histoire de la Casamance à travers celle des Rivières du Sud (par Bertrand Bassène Pape Chérif). 5. Entre la croix et le galon , les chefs indigènes kanak au coeur de la concurrence entre autorités religieuses et coloniales (Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1878-1917) (par Anne-Laure Jaumouillé). 6. Panama 1885 : révolution et lutte d'influence franco-états-unienne (par Romain Delmon).Partie 2 : Construction des savoirs géographiques et maîtrise de l'espace / Constructing geographic knowledge and mastering space. 7. "Fautoe de mieux" Explaining the belated beginnings of New Orleans as the predominant townof eighteenth-century Greater French colonial Louisiana (by Joseph Zitomer sky). 8. La pénétration française des régions du Haut-Niger : la mission Gallieni (30 janvier 1880 - 12 mai 1881) (par Pierre Guillaume). 9. La Révolution haïtienne vue par deux personnages contemporains : le scientifique prussien Alexander von Humboldt et l'homme d'État américain Thomas Jefferson (par Sandra Rebok). 10. Concept, représentations et symbolique des réseaux de transports dans la Tunisie coloniale (par Serge La Barbera). 11. Fleuves et colonies d'Amérique d'après les géographes français, au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles (par Guy Martinière). 12. "Une géographie impure et combien séculière" : Pierre Gourou, la tropicalité et le delta tonkinois (par Gavin Bowd). Partie 3 : Des prouits au fil de l'eau / Exchanging goods along the waterways. 13. Le commerce rochelais vers les Antilles durant la guerre de la Ligue d'Augsbourg (1688-1698) (par Philippe Hrodej). 14. Au fil des eaux de la Sèvre niortaise : Marans et le pays marandais, une interface avecles colonies d'Amérique au XVIIIe siècle (par Laurent Marien). 15. La Char ente au long-cours : croissance, crise et reprise du grand commerce rochefortais (1760-1830) (par Thierry Sauzeau). 16. Rochefort et les Amérindiens :un arsenal impliqué dans les réseaux écoomiques et diplomatiques français (1666-1790) (par Jihane Kaouk). 17. Suffering for Jesus : Penitential Practices at Fort St. Joseph (Niles, Michigan) During the French Regime (by JoséAntonio Brandao and Michael Shakir Nassaney). 18. Defining a French Atlant ic Empire : some material culture evidence (by Robert S. DuPlessis). . Partie 4 : Habiter les colonies : les voies de l'intégration et de l'acculturation / Living in the colonies : integration and acculturation. 19. Des truchements aux spécialistes : l'inscription de la langue tupi dans les ouvragesfrançais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles (par Andrea Daher). 20. Colons des pays de l'Adour (Gascons, Basques et Béarnais) à Saint-Domingue (XVIIe-XVIIIe s iècles) (par Jacques de Cauna). 21. Rochefort : un arsenal pourvoyeur de main-d'oeuvre pour les colonies françaises. Origines des engagés partis vers les Amériques entre 1705 et 1758 (par Mélanie Thomas). 22. Rivers of Republic, Rivers of Empire : The Transformation of a Young Soldier, 1892-1893 (byMarie Bolton and Nancy C. Unger). 23. La vallée du Saint-Laurent au XVIIIe siècle : la place de la ville dans l'itinéraire de l'immigrant (par Samant ha Rompillon). 24. Les caprices d'un fleuve (1996, Bernard Giraudeau). Pérennité et reformulation de l'imaginaire colonial (par Floréal Jiménez). Mostarticles in French, a few in English. Very good. 75.00

Price: 75.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 BAEDEKER, Karl HARVEY, Moses BOURINOT, J.G. DAWSON, George M. Dominion of Canada. 2nd ed. Worn
1900, 
BAEDEKER, Karl. The Dominion of Canada, with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Handbook for Travellers. With 10 Maps and 7 Plans. Second Revised Edition. Leipsic : Karl Baedeker, Publisher / L.: Dulau and Co./ N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Pp (4), [v]-lxii, 1-268. Small 8vo, red cloth,marbled edges. O'Dea 1115a (for 1894 ed.). Route 21. Newfoundland, By the Rev. Moses Harvey, ll.d, f.r.s.c., Author of Newfoundland, The Oldest British Colony. Pp 103-121. Route 22. St. Pierre and Miquelon (pp.121-122). 7. From Boston to the Maritime Provinces by Sea; 10. From Montreal to St.John; 16. From Quebec Levis to St.John and Halifax by Railway; 17. Halifax; 18. From Halifax to Bridgewater and Yarmouth; 19. From Halifax to Sydney. Cape Breton. Bras d'Or Lakes. Louisbourg; 20. Prince Edward Island (pp.98-103); 23. From Halifax to St.John; 24. From Digby to Yarmouth; 25. St.John; 26. From St.John to Fredericton [by river and railway]; 27. From Fredericton to Woodstock; 28. From Woodstock to Grand Falls and Edmunston; 29. From St.Johnto St.Stephen and St.Andrews; 30. Campo Bello and Grand Manan; 31. From St .John to Bangor and Portland. par With coloured plans of Halifax and St.John. Coloured fldg maps include: The Maritime Provinces; General Map of British North America; Railway Map of Southern Canada. par As well as Baedeker's usual sort of introductory chapters are the following : Sir J.G.Bourinot's "The Constitution of Canada" (pp.xxvi-xxxiii); George M. Dawson's "Geographical and Geological Sketch, with notes on Minerals, Climate, Immigration,and Native Races" (pp.xxxiv-xlix); W.H.Fuller and E.T.D.Chambers' "Sports and Pastimes" (pp.xlix-lx). With an index. Badly stained covers, lacking ffep, first signature lose, a poor copy. As is. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 BANKS, Kenneth J. Chasing Empire Across the Sea : Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763. First Edition iin dustjacket
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montréal & Kingston, 2002, ISBN:0773524444 
BANKS, Kenneth J. Chasing Empire Across the Sea : Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763. Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen'sUniversity Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xvi,(8),[3]-319,(3). Some maps in the text. 8vo, dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Dra wing on a vast array of official correspondence, merchant's letters, ship'slogs, and graphic material from archives and research libraries in Canada, France, and the United States, Kenneth Banks details how France, as the mo st powerful nation on the Continent and possessing a tradition of maritime interest in the Americas and West Africa dating back to the earliest years of the sixteenth century, seemed destined to take a leading role in exploiting and settling the Americas and establishing posts in West Africa. That it largely failed to do so can be explained in large part by problems emanating from information exchange in an early modern authoritarian state. Banksprovides a historical context for the role of communications in the develo pment of the imperial nation-state and offers an Atlantic World perspectiveon the growing body of literature revising the historical role of absoluti sm. Banks defines and applies the concept of communications in a far broader context than previous historical studies of communication, encompassing arange of human activity from sailing routes, to mapping, to presses, to bu ilding roads and bridges. He employs a comparative analysis of early modernFrench imperialism, integrating three types of overseas possessions usuall y considered separately - the settlement colony (New France), the tropical monoculture colony (the French Windward Islands), and the early Enlightenment planned colony (Louisiana) - offering a work of synthesis that unites the historiographies and insights from three formerly separate historical literatures. Banks challenges the very notion that a concrete 'empire' emergedby the first half of the eighteenth century; in fact, French colonies rema ined largely isolated arenas of action and development. Only with the contraction and concentration of overseas possessions after 1763 on the Plantation Complex did a more cohesive, if fleeting, French empire first emerge." -p.[1]. Preface; 1. The Rise of the French Atlantic to 1763; 2. Proclaiming Peace in 1713: A Case Study; 3. Sea and Land Connections; 4. State Ceremon ies and Local Agendas; 5. Travel and Assembly, Disorder and Revolt; 6. Merchant Networks and Imperial Dependence; 7. Authority’s Fragmented Voice. Conclusion. Appendices : A. Secretaries of State for the Marine; B. Governors General and Intendants of New France; C. Governors General and Intendants of the Îles du Vent [the Windward Islands aka the Society Islands of French Polynesia ]; D. Governors and Commissaires-Ordonnateurs of Louisiana. With notes, bibliography and index. Entries for Louisbourg, St. Pierre, Québec, &c in the index. Very good iin dustjacket. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
18 BARRON, David N. Atlantic Diver Guide: Volume I: Newfoundland and St. Pierre
Atlantic Diver, St. John's, 1988, ISBN:0969314108 
BARRON, David N. Atlantic Diver Guide: Volume I: Newfoundland and St. Pierre. Plus: Atlantic Shipwreck List - 1565 to 1883. St.John's : Atlantic Diver, 1988. Pp (2),3-224. Illustrated, maps. 8vo, trade paperback with pale blue spine. Includes map and diving information for over sixty wrecks and reefs off the cost of Newfoundland and St. Pierre. Contents: 1. West Coast (11 sites); 2. Central Newfoundland (15 sites); 3. Burin Peninsula (6 sites); 4. St. Pierre (6 sites); 5. Avalon Peninsula (24 sites). Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 BELAND, Pierre Beluga. in dj.
Lyons & Burford, 1996, 
BELAND, Pierre. Beluga : A Farewell to Whales. (NY): Lyons & Burford, (1996). Pp 224, 8 pages of col. plates. 8vo, blue spine with blue boards. A natural history of this distinctive species of whales, concentrating on their disturbing fate in Canada's St. Lawrence river. Vg in rubbed dj. 22.00

Price: 22.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Squall Across the Atlantic : American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. First Edition in dustjacket, BERNATH, Stuart L.
20 BERNATH, Stuart L. Squall Across the Atlantic : American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. First Edition in dustjacket
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1970, ISBN:0520015622 
BERNATH, Stuart L. Squall Across the Atlantic : American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press, 1970. Pp x,229. 8vo, blue cloth. "Shortly after President Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of the Southern ports, the British government warned its subjects against violating either British or international law in derogation of their duty as neutrals. However, as Lord Russell reported, Englishmen would, if money were to be made by it, send supplies even to hell at the riskof burning their sails. When Union ships set out to seize the blocackade-r unners, British merchantmen and American warships were sailing on a collision course, leaving a wake of vexatious diplomatic, legal, and political problems for their governments to settle. In this first comprehensive study ofthe Civil War prize cases, the author traces the events and their far-reac hing implications on both sides of the Atlantic. He explains how the court cases offered a crucial test of the Lincoln administration's power to wage war and how the decisions affected presidential emergency powers. He pointsout significant disagreements within the administration and shows the comp lex relationship between national self-interest and international maritime law as Britain and the United States exchanged their traditional roles of belligerent and neutral. " - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Origins of the Squall; 2. Could There Be a Blockade? The Prize Cases; 3. The Labuan : First of the Matamoros cases; 4. The Matamoros Cases : The Union Persists; 5. The Peterhoff : A Case of Continuous Voyage; 6. The Springbok : A Case of Continuous Voyage; 7. The Violation of Neutral Territory; 8. The Emily St.Pierre :One That Got Away; 9. The Treatment of Neutral Subjects; 10. Great Britain Looks at the Prize Cases; 11. Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Ver y good in dustjacket. 70.00

Price: 70.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@doullbooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie