Henry Ellis (1721-1806)
A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage. Dublin: for George and Alexander Ewing, 1749. 8 (19.4 x 11.5cm.) Folding hand-coloured engraved map. (Spotting at margins.) Contemporary calf (rebacked). The expedition, on which Ellis acted as hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist, put an end to the idea that the passage must lie through Hudson's Bay. His account of the voyage, first published in London in 1748, contains valuable observations on the eskimos, a people then almost unknown. Sabin 22312.
John LAMBERT. Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the years 1806, 1807, & 1808. London: for C. Cradock and W. Joy, 1813. 2 volumes, 8 (20.5 x 13cm.) 16 aquatint plates, tinted in sepia or hand-coloured, and 2 hand-coloured maps, one folding. (Folding map with short tear repaired on verso, some plates affected by offsetting, occasional browning to text, H8-I2 of vol.II with stain at outer margin, I1 also affected by marginal tear, crease mark to inner margins of quire T). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt. Provenance: Townsend family of Pallastown (inscription and crest on title, bookplate). Second edition. Abbey Travel 613; Howes L40; Sabin 38734.
John McLEAN. Notes on a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 2 volumes, 12 (19.8 x 12cm.) (Some soiling in vol.I) Publisher's brown cloth, spines gilt, uncut (spines slightly frayed at head and foot). FIRST EDITION. Sabin 43514: 'Depicts with great fidelity and vivacity the manners and condition, the toils, privations, and perils of the Indian hunters.'
Charles PEDLEY. The History of Newfoundland from the earliest times to the year 1860. London: Longman [etc.], 1863. 8 (21.4 x 13.5cm.) Folding lithographed map. (The map affected by 120mm. clean tear.) Contemporary red morocco by Riviere, panelled in gilt, g.e. (covers slightly discoloured, lightly rubbed). Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY to Sir Alexander Bannerman, Governor of Newfoundland (8-line inscription on front blank, dated October 1st 1863). FIRST EDITION. Sabin 59513. (6)