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Atlantic Canadian Imprints

Atlantic Canadian Imprints: A Bibliography, 1801-1820

Copyright Date: 1991
Pages: 208
  • Book Info
    Atlantic Canadian Imprints
    Book Description:

    The first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Atlantic Canadian imprints, this volume covers some 320 books, pamphlets, broadsides, government publications, and serials.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-5697-0
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. ix-xii)

    Printing began in Canada at Halifax in 1751 when Bartholomew Green moved his shop from Boston to Nova Scotia. In New Brunswick the first press was established in 1783 by William Lewis and John Ryan. During that same year the loyalist printers James and Alexander Robertson arrived in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. By 1787 James Robertson had set up his press in Charlottetown, Island of St John. Beyond the Atlantic provinces presses were founded in Quebec in 1764 by William Brown and Thomas Gilmore and in Montreal by Fleury Mesplet in 1776. A printer from Quebec and Montreal, Louis Roy, started...

  5. Illustrations
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  6. Symbols
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  7. Other Sources
    (pp. xvii-2)
  8. New Brunswick
    (pp. 3-46)
  9. Newfoundland
    (pp. 47-55)
  10. Nova Scotia
    (pp. 56-139)
  11. Prince Edward Island
    (pp. 140-156)
  12. APPENDIX: Imprints Not Located
    (pp. 157-162)
  13. Name Index
    (pp. 163-170)
  14. Title Index
    (pp. 171-179)
  15. Genre and Subject Index
    (pp. 180-185)
  16. Language Index
    (pp. 186-186)
  17. Trades Index
    (pp. 187-188)
  18. Place of Publication Index
    (pp. 189-189)