Title HISTORIC NEWFOUNDLAND.
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto Oxford University Press 1986
0195405641 / 9780195405644
Illustrator John de Visser, photography.
Seller ID 28966
Unpaginated, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Newfoundland history is that of a people struggling against just about everything - storms and ice-fields, pirates and privateers who wanted to rob them of their meagre earnings, Dutch and French raiders sent to wrest their country from them, and last of all, their own 'home' government in far-off England, where Newfoundland was regarded not as a suitable place for settlement so much as a massive fishing station to be exploited" - "So writes Harold Horwood in this book of photographs portraying the vast sweep of history of Newfoundland - from the Norse settlement in A.D. 1005 to the modern-day province whose people are blending the traditions of the sea with the challenges of modern industry." Three tiny scuffs on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling.