Royal Letters, Charters, and Tracts, Relating to the Colonization of New Scotland, and the Institution of the Order of Knight Baronets of Nova Scotia. 1621-1638. David LAING.
Royal Letters, Charters, and Tracts, Relating to the Colonization of New Scotland, and the Institution of the Order of Knight Baronets of Nova Scotia. 1621-1638.

Royal Letters, Charters, and Tracts, Relating to the Colonization of New Scotland, and the Institution of the Order of Knight Baronets of Nova Scotia. 1621-1638.

Edinburgh. [Printed by George Robb (successor to John Hughes) for The Bannatyne Club], 1867. Hardcover. 4to. 26.5cm, vi,127,51[14],[10],[4 leaves], 47,[34]pp., engraved frontis. portrait of Sir William Alexander, first Earl of Stirling & 2 double-page engraved maps, woodcut ornaments & initials, on fine hand-made paper, many sections unopened, in the original diamond grain green cloth, expertly restored, original paper label slightly worn, contemporary library label on the front paste down endpaper, a fine copy, rare. (cgc) Bannatyne Club Publication No. 114. T.P.L. 36. Lande 504. Dionne II-1532. O'Dea 48. Sabin 91853. Privately printed in a limited number of copies for distribution to members of the Bannatyne Club of Scotland. The work comprises a collection of documents and previously published but very rare tracts relating to the earliest attempts made in Scotland for the establishment of colonies in North America, including a lengthy preface with Royal Letters, Acts of Privy Council, etc., 1621-1636, pp.127; Charters, under the great seal, granted to Sir William Alexander of Menstrie and Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar, of lands in Nova Scotia. M.DC.XXVIII, pp. 51; A brief discourse of the New-found-land (Edinburgh: 1620), by John Mason [1586-1635], second governor of Newfoundland [1615-21] and later founder of New Hampshire, [pp. 14], with facsimile title & double-page facsimile map; Nova Scotia. The Kings Patent to Sir William Alexander Knight, for the Plantation of New Scotland, in America, and his Proceedings therein. From The Fourth Part of Purchase his pilgrimes (London: 1624), by Sir William Alexander, first Earl of Stirling [1567?-1640], reprinted as The Mapp And Description Of New-England; Together with a Discourse of Plantation, and Colonies: Also A relation of the nature of the Climate, and how it agrees with our owne Country England. How neere it lyes to New-found-Land, Virginia, Nova Francia, Canada, and other Parts of the West-Indies (London: 1630), pp. [4 leaves], 47, with facsimile title-pages & facsimile double-page engraved map; Encouragements, For such as shall have intention to bee Under-takers in the new plantation of Cape Briton, now New Galloway in America (Edinburgh: 1625), by Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar [d.1627], [pp. 34], with facsimile title-page. "Alexander, a Scots poet and statesman, promoted a scheme to colonize Nova Scotia under an order of baronets to be created for the purpose. In 1621 he received enormous and ill-defined grants from James I, confirmed and increased in 1625 by Charles I.Gordon was one of the first to engage in a scheme to colonize Nova Scotia. He obtained a charter of the Barony in New Galloway' in Nova Scotia on Nov. 8, 1621, and a further grant of Charles Island on May 1, 1626, from which date he is reckoned a Baronet of Nova Scotia." (TPL). Item #39375

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