Newes from the New-World; Wherein may be seene the excellent qualities of the Beastes of the Field, the Fish, and Fowl, As well as the singular and rare Vertues of the Earth and Air of that Goodly Land. Perused and Published by the Officers and Council of the Friends of the Huntington Library for the Instruction and Delight of the Severall Members of that Learned Companie.

Los Angeles, CA: Anderson & Ritchie [for the Said Companie of the Friends of the Huntington Library], 1946. Limited Edition, Number 66 of 1000. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.75 inches by 8.25 inches. [4], 29, [5] pages. Two facsimile illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Louis Booker Wright (March 1, 1899 – December 26, 1984) was an American author, educator and librarian. Wright was the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the author of numerous books about the American colonial period, and in 1928 he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Wright attended Wofford College, where he enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps. He was subsequently stationed at Plattsburgh, New York, for six months during World War I. In 1920 he graduated from Wofford with a B.A. in chemistry. In 1923, he became an English teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he wrote his Master's thesis in 1924. In 1926, he received his Ph.D. from Chapel Hill and became an Assistant Professor of English there. In 1931, joined the staff of the Huntington Library as an administrator and scholar. Much of his research at the Huntington was concerned with the English Renaissance and the colonial period of the United States. Wright officially began working for the Folger in the summer of 1948. While director, Wright used administrative insight gained at the Huntington to initiate more modern and efficient practices at the Folger, adding reference works and improving lighting in the main research room. During his time as director, the Folger also adopted the Library of Congress' classification system. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, known as The Huntington, is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and Arabella Huntington (c.1851–1924) in San Marino, California, United States. In addition to the library, the institution houses an extensive art collection with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century European art and 17th- to mid-20th-century American art. As a landowner, Henry Edwards Huntington (1850–1927) played a major role in the growth of Southern California. Huntington was born in 1850, in Oneonta, New York, and was the nephew and heir of Collis P. Huntington (1821–1900), one of the famous "Big Four" railroad tycoons of 19th century California history. In 1892, Huntington relocated to San Francisco. In 1913, he married his uncle's widow, Arabella Huntington (1851–1924), relocating from the financial and political center of Northern California, San Francisco, to the state's newer southern major metropolis, Los Angeles. He purchased a property of more than 500 acres that was then known as the "San Marino Ranch" and went on to purchase other large tracts of land in the Pasadena and Los Angeles areas of Los Angeles County for urban and suburban development. As president of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the regional streetcar and public transit system for the Los Angeles metropolitan area and southern California and also of the Los Angeles Railway Company, (later the Southern California Railway), he spearheaded urban and regional transportation efforts to link together far-flung communities, supporting growth of those communities as well as promoting commerce, recreation and tourism. He was one of the founders of the City of San Marino, incorporated in 1913. Condition: Very good / No DJ present.

Keywords: New World, American Colonies, British Empire, John Smith, Virginia Company, Peter Wynne, Shoe Manufacturers, John Hastings, Earl of Huntington, Natural Resources, Marketing, Stock Company

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