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History of The Northwest Coast. Vol. I 1543-1800; Vol. II 1800-1846
Author: Bancroft, Hubert Howe
Reference #: 1778
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Volumes XXVII and XXVIII of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Originally published in 1890 (San Francisco), this reprint by Arno Press (1967) in cooperation with McGraw-Hill, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney. Black cloth issued without dj; spine titles bright; small previous owner name stamp on ffeps; single line page reference ffep and diagonal fold of half-title in Vol. II, Else Fine. [xxxiii] + [fold-out map] +703pp. and [xiv] +768 pp.
Of the complete set of 39 volumes, Howes notes: “Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country.” [Howes B91]. ‘Authorities cited from pp. [xvii to xxxiii].
Beginning with the earliest maritime explorations of the Pacific Northwest and the “imaginary geography’ that was created in the search for a northern passage back to the Atlantic, through to Lewis and Clarke’s epic journey, the Nootka Controversy, and the competing claims of the Northwest and Hudson’s Bay Companies, these two volumes present a monumental historical study.
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