Place Published: Montreal
Publisher: Dawson Brothers
Date Published: 1882
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition. 6 x 8 3/4 inches, xiv, 535pp. with index. Original dark green gilt decorated cloth with blue decorated endpapers. - . Illustrated with 4 maps. Some wear on covers and spotting internally, otherwise very good condition.
History of the City of Quebec and its Environs, Old Stadacona , Plains of Abraham. Remarkable Men of American History : Cartier, Champlain , Phipps , D'Iberville, Laval, Frontenac, Wolfe Montcalm, Levis, Nelson Cook etc... Quoted from the book: Here in ancient times on the Shore of the St. Lawrence stood the wigwam and canoe of the marauding savage; here you heard the clang of French Sabre and Scotch Claymore in deadly encounter; din of battle, but no further had surged the wave of American Invasion, here the gay Warriors from the Seine, the staunch Musketeers of Old England, the Unerring Riflemen of New York, Massachussetts and Rhode Island. On to Cap Rouge, St. Fay , Beauport , Charlesburg, Fall of Montmorency etc... 1. Frontispiece shows a plan of the City of Quebec, in 1759, situated on the St. Lawrence or the great River. 2. One fold-out map show the St. Lawrence River from the Sillery to the Fall of Montmorency with the operations of the Siege of Quebec in 1758. 3. Map of the Vicinity of Quebec to Illustrate Operations of Generals De Levis and Murray. 4. Plan of the Golf Links at the Quebec Golf Course. Names of Holes. : Glacies Hole- Plateau - Cup - Racket Court - Stevenson - Swamp - Ridge - Valley - Tower - Lacrosse - Rifle Pits - French Fort - and Long Hole. Appendix has a list of Jaques Cartier's Officers and Crew. Chapters on the Bronze Cannon, Militia Uniforms, Horses etc...; plus a list the members of the Golf Course & of the Quebec Snow Shoe Club with list of members for 1881.
(In Appendix) Plus interesting historical note to the game of Golf told by Dr. Daniel Wilson : " we read that King Charles I. was engaged in the Game of Golf on Leith Links when, in November 1641 a Letter was handed to him which gave First News of the Rebellion in Ireland. This was undoubtedly his last game in Scotland."
Good. Item #515