- 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.