A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador;
CARTWRIGHT George (1792.)
£4000.00 [First Edition]
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Containing many Interesting Particulars, Both of the Country and its Inhabitants, not Hitherto Known. First edition. 3 vols. Portrait frontispiece & 2 large folding maps the second of these on two sheets. Contemporary marbled boards with new leather spine, uncut. xxi, 287; x, 505; x, 248, 15pp. Newark,
Cartwright made six voyages to Newfoundland and Labrador between 1770 and 1786. His principal objectives were to collect information regarding the fisheries and hunting grounds and as Field comments " every fox and bear's cup which fell a victim to his skill is immortalized by a paragraph...". Nevertheless the same bibliography considers that "among the great mass of details of a fur hunter's life, which these immense quartos afford us, some particulars of the Aborigines of the Peninsula of Labrador may be gleaned which are not elsewhere available." Sabin, 11150 (wrongly calling for 5 maps); Field, 245; Lande, 106.
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