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The Voice of the Old Frontier

R. W. G. Vail

510 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1949 | ISBN 9781512820119 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2017 | ISBN 9781512819090 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

This volume contains the three lectures R. W. G. Vail delivered in the fall of 1945, in connection with his A. S. Rosenbach Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, supplemented by descriptions of 1300 bibliographical items covering the North American frontier literature over the period 1542 to 1800.

R. W. G Vail was Director of The New-York Historical Society, Editor of Sabin's Dictionary, and President of the Bibliographical Society of America. In 1945-46 he held the Fellowship in Bibliography founded in 1930 by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach at the University of Pennsylvania.

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