Hints to Emigrants; in a Series of Letters from Upper Canada BOUND WITH The History and Antiquities of the County of the Town of Carrickfergus, From the Earliest Records, to the Present Time in Four Parts
Place Published: Edinburgh & Belfast
Publisher: Hints to Emigrants; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh, 1824 & Town of Carrickfergus,: Belfast, 1811
Date Published: 1824 & 1811
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Two works bound together as one. Both works are first editions and both rare. 4 x 6-3/4 inches. Bound in 3/4 brown leather with marble boards and leather spine label. Rubbing to the leather and with some age toning.
"Hints to Emigrants": by the Rev. William Bell. Rare first edition with all plates. 1824, Edinburgh, Waugh and Innes. xii 206pp. Illustrated with rare fold-out frontispiece map "The Perth, Lanark & Richmond Settlements: District of Bathurst Upper Canada" often wanting, with closed tear into the map and two fold-out town plans "Plan of Perth" and "Township of Drummond". Overall in good condition. The Appendix comprises letters from Perth by the Author's son, Andrew Bell. TPL 1274 ; Lande 27
One of the rarest Canadian emigration guides.
William Bell decided in 1816, despite his wife’s protests, to accept the Colonial Office’s proposal of a land grant and a £100 salary to serve as minister to the government-assisted Scottish settlers at Perth, Upper Canada. Bell was ordained by the Associate Presbytery of Edinburgh on 4 March 1817, and a month later sailed with his family for the Canadas. William Bell extensively rewrote his letter-book and 17 diaries (QUA, William Bell papers) late in life. His more immediate responses to issues appear in the numerous pugnacious letters he sent to Upper Canadian newspapers, his Hints to emigrants; in a series of letters from Upper Canada (Edinburgh, 1824) quoted from DCB online.
"The History and Antiquities of the County of the Town of Carrickfergus, From the Earliest Records, to the Present Time in Four Parts", by Samuel McSkimin, Rare first edition. 1811, Belfast, printed by Hugh Kirk Gordon. xii,-206. Illustrated with frontispiece plate of Carrickfergus castle plus two fold out plans of the town. Overall in good condition. Two Centuries of Life in Down 1600-1800. Carrickfergus is the oldest walled town in Ulster. Sabin 4483.
Good. Item #8931