NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA. Justin Winsor.
NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA.
NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA.
NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA.
NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA.

NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA.

8 volumes.

  • Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., (1889).
  • small 4to.
  • original cloth.
  • x,xxxviii,470; x,x,640; iii-x,578; x,xxx,516; viii,649; (ii),viii,777; viii,610; viii,604 pages, with 6 additional leaves.

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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Printed at the Riverside Press. VOL. I, Aboriginal America (1889) /...VOL. II, Spanish Explorations and Settlements in America from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries (1886) /... VOL. III English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689 (1884) /...VOL. IV, French Explorations and Settlements in North America and those of the Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedes (1884) /...VOL. V, The English and French in North America 1698-1763 (1887) /...VOL. VI, The United States of North America, Part I (1887) /...VOL. VII, The United States of North America, Part II (1888) /...VOL. VIII, The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America (1889). Howes W-577. Justin Winsor (1831-1897), author or editor of various historical works and Librarian of Harvard University, was both editor and one of the writers of the above. There are sixty-six chapters in all, on such subjects as "Magellan's Discoveries," "Frontenac and his Times," "The Struggles for the Great Valleys of America," etc., most of them using the same format: a narrative section by a contributor, a section usually entitled "critical essay of the sources of information" and a section generally entitled "editorial notes." Both the "critical essays" and the "notes" are of a critical-bibliographic nature, the former treating general sources and the latter covering specific topics or issues relevant to the chapter. The "notes" in particular are well-illustrated with portraits and old maps or other facsimiles. Winsor sometimes also provided cartographic sections and appendices of a similar nature, and a few of the historical narratives, for ex. the "Struggles" noted above.
Some of the volumes show wear at spine ends. A few of the inside hinges are cracked. Well-preserved set. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.