Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 18

Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...and day books. These were the archives of Bergen-opvzoom. Our brave porter opened books, turned over registers, and endeavoured to decipher the antique writing.' After much trouble, for he was an uneducated man, he succeeded in reading and understanding them, and, struck by their importance, ' took an audacious, extraordinary, and unheard-of step; he asked permission to put the archives in order!' The powers that be supposed he wanted to dust them and accorded leave. To their intense surprise, after months of grubbing and carpentering, they found their bare, dusty garret changed into a 'large room, entirely fumished with book shelves; in place of 0. shapeless mass of dirty, waste paper, they saw large manuscript books, chronologically classified, and archives arranged in perfect order.' All honour to the reverent care of the poor porter at the Stat-huts.' Lovell'; Advanced Grography, for the use of Schools and Colleges, 150 pp., 4120., with Maps and Illustrations. Montreal: John Lovell, 1880. In the matter of Canadian treatises on Geographical science, we have at last emerged, not only into the clear light of day, but into the full noon-tideyglare of a day in the latter part of the nineteenth century---with all the converging light which a score of sciences sheds upon it. In this branch of education, at all events Canadian literature can now hold up its head and invite criticism with confidence as to the result. Thanks to the nnwearied effort and the patriotic enterprise of that veteran publisher, Mr. Lovell, of Montreal, we have in this elegant Atlasquarto a text book on geography which, it may be safely said, is far superior to any work in use in the schools of England, and is, at least, the equal of...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763130
  • 9781236763136