Lot 1068: Robert Montgomery Martin HISTORY OF NOVA SCOTIA 1837 Antique Canadian History English Colonies Fold-Out Maps Frontispiece
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: History of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the Sable Islands, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, Newfoundland, &c. &c.
Author: Robert Montgomery Martin - Robert Montgomery Martin (c. 1801 – 6 September 1868), commonly referred to as "Montgomery Martin", was an Anglo-Irish author and civil servant. He served as Colonial Treasurer of Hong Kong from 1844 to 1845. He was a founding member of the Statistical Society of London (1834), the Colonial Society (1837), and the East India Association (1867). [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Whittaker & Co.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/364 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume has been rebound in brown quarter-leather with marbled paper covers. There is stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine. The volume shows light shelf wear at the extremities. The binding is solid. The frontispiece, with a loose tissue guard, depicts Halifax. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light smudging/spotting, mostly in the margins. The work includes two well-preserved fold-out maps.
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