Acadiensia Nova (1598-1779). In Two Volumes. First Edition in dustjackets

By: MORSE, William Inglis

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MORSE, William Inglis (collected and edited by). Acadiensia Nova (1598-1779). In Two Volumes. New and Unpublished Documents and Other Data Relating to Acadia (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, etc.). The Actors : Sir William Alexander, Jacques de Meulles, Gargas, Vincent de Saccardy, Marquis de la Roche, Delabat and J.F.W. des Barres. Phootographs by the Editor. London : Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 1935. First Edition. Pp (12),[ix]-xxx,(2),[1]-222,(6),+ 19 plates and maps (3 folding) + 4 text illustrations; (10),[vii]-x,(2),[1]-170,(6),+ 19 plates and maps (10 folding, each with convenient printedpull tab). Index. 8vo (153 x 223 mm), green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt.

William Inglis Morse (b. June 4, 1874, Paradise, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia - d. June 4, 1952 Simsbury, Connecticut).

Watters p.716, Rhodenizer p.560, Laugher p.402.

Contents :
Introduction : Extracting fiction from history — Range of inquiry — Ancient bounds of Acadie — Influence of geographical discovery - Loss of documents - Age of Louis XIV and his colonial policy (missions and fisheries) — Authenticity and history of the documents — Watermarks — Social conditions.

Chapter I: Minute of Condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, 1625, and Document of Council for New England, 1634-5, with Biographical details and other observations.

Chapter II : Account of the Voyage of Monsieur de Meulles to Acadie, 1685-1686 (pp.87-124)
[with appendices:
A. The Game of Backgammon;
B. Isle du Port Rossignol [now known as Coffin Island, at the entrance to Liverpool Harbour, Nova Scotia]].

Chapter III. Original and unpublished Census of Acadie by Gargas, 1687-1688.

Chapter IV : Sojourn of Gargas in Acadie, 1687-1688.

Chapter V : Letter of Vincent de Saccardy relating to Acadie, from Rochelle, 12th January 1690.

Chapter VI : Letter of Delabat to Monseigneur Villermont (1703) and Description of the Rivers Seine andDauphin (c. 1703).

Chapter VII : Sable Island and the Expedition of Marquis de la Roche, 1598 (pp.17-39).

Chapter VII. Biographica: Michel Bégon, Delabat (De La Bat), Richard Denys, Nicolas Gargot, La Boulaye, Lalanne, La Vallière, Paquine, Peiras, Perrot, Jean Baptiste Seignelay.

Chapter IX : Déclarations, arrestz et règlemens concernant la Marine, 1545-1663 (pp.67-98).

Chapter X : Utility of Nova Scotia, by J. F. W. DesBarres, together with a Letter to Richard Cumberland, Esq. (I779.

Chapter XI : Champlain's House at Brouage.

Chapter XII : Maps of Acadie: Gastaldi (Ramuzio), c. 1556; LaJann e, 1684; Franquelin-Meulles, 1686; Paquine, 1701; Franquelin, 1701; Delabat, 1710-1711; Maine (Mordington), c. 1740 — Cartograpner unknown; Couagne, 1749.

With index.

Limited to 375 numbered copies printed and bound by the Curwen Press, London.

Very good in dustjackets, with Errata slip tipped in at front (Vol. I).
A lovely set. The 2-vol. set for 200.00

Title: Acadiensia Nova (1598-1779). In Two Volumes. First Edition in dustjackets

Author Name: MORSE, William Inglis

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London, 1935,: 1935

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