Discovery of America by Northmen. Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Leif Ericksen delivered at Faneuil Hall, Oct 29, 1887. Eben Norton Horsford.
Discovery of America by Northmen. Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Leif Ericksen delivered at Faneuil Hall, Oct 29, 1887
Discovery of America by Northmen. Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Leif Ericksen delivered at Faneuil Hall, Oct 29, 1887

Discovery of America by Northmen. Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of Leif Ericksen delivered at Faneuil Hall, Oct 29, 1887.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888.

First edition. Frontispiece, 8 illustrations & 15 maps viii, 113 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in original green pebbled cloth. Fine. Item #221401

In an attempt to answer criticisms of "The most incautious linguistic inferences, and the most uncritical cartographical perversions" (points raised by Justin Winsor) Horsford assembles evidence to assert the claim for the antiquity of the Norse presence in America; and rather startlingly, he continues by proposing a Massachusetts landfall for Leif the Lucky.

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