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Author Name:    ANDERSON, John R.L. PAINTER, George D., Introduction KITZ, Leonard A., p.234 PETLEY-JONES, p.234

Title:   Vinland Voyage 1st UK ed in dj

Publisher:    Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967, 

Seller ID:   34328

ANDERSON, John R.L. Vinland Voyage. [dj adds: The Guardian Expedition to Vinland 1966]. L.: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First U.K. Edition. Pp (10),[11]-278,(2) + 16 pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. Toy 0485. Chapter 14 (pp.195-217) : "Off Labrador and Newfoundland" with much historical discussion, mainly falling contra the positions of "the Newfoundland school of Vinland studies". Not in O'Dea. Introduction by George D. Painter. With a bibliography. Chapter 15 (pp.218-239) : "A Week of Fog" follows the Griffin down the Nova Scotian coast. In Halifax Queen's Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and former mayor Leonard A. Kitz are encountered. In his forty-four-foot cutter Griffin, "Anderson followed the ice and fogbound course taken by Leif Ericksson a thousand years before - to Iceland, Greenland,past Newfoundland, Labrador, to Nova Scotia, and finally down the coast of New England to Vinland. It was his conviction that the Vinland of the Nors e Sagas was New England rather than Canada, and perhaps Martha's Vineyard in particular." - from the U.S. dust jacket. An account of an expedition sponsored by Britain's Guardian newspaper which followed a speculativly-reconstructed Norse colonisation route based on the recently publicized Vinland Map in the possession of Yale University. The route, stretching from Scarborough, England, to Martha's Vinyard, followed the length of Nova Scotia's east coast and included a stop in Halifax where expedition members encountered Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and Mayor Leonard Kitz. Vg in vg dj.45.00


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