London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1896. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2313463
Signed presentation copy. One of 500 copies. Bookplate of Cyrus Perrin Brown, who financed James Hill's Great Northern Railroad, on front endpaper. Boards lightly rubbed, some pages lightly foxed, minor pencil underlining.
xxxii, 127 pp. "The letters here for the first time printed are the few remaining relics of the correspondence which passed between the Company at home and their representatives in the (then) New World of America, and have been carefully deciphered by me from the very crabbed original writings still in the possession of the New England Company, which have so remained ever since they were written, most of them upwards of two centuries ago. ...I have added in an alphabetical list a short account of nearly all those whose names appear as signatures or otherwise in the accompanying correspondence..."--Preface