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Chronological bibliography for the complete Transpontine Series of books

These are the books mentioned, referenced and consulted in the writing of this series:



'Knight's Tale' (1386) Chaucer


'Eynedos' (1490) Caxton version, today 'The Aenids'


'Mondus Novus' (1503)

'Cosmographiae Introductio' (1507)

'Decades' (1515) Peter Martyr

'De optimo reip. statv, deque noua insula Vtopia, libellus uere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festiuus' ['A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia'] (1516) Sir Thomas More, today 'Utopia'

'The Ninety-Five Theses' (1517) Martin Luther

'The New Testament' (1526) William Tyndale

The Supper of the Lord – (1533) William Tyndale

'Hystoria de las Indias' (1535) Oviedo



'Vocabulario en lengua mexicana: Castellana y Mexicana' (1555) Alonson de Molina

'The decades of the New World or West India' (1555) Richard Eden

'Hakluyt's Voyage' (1583/1589) M Phillips

'The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation' (1588) Richard Hakluyt

'A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia' (1588)

'An universall Alphabet conteyning six & thirty letters … first devised vpon occasion to seeke fit letters to express the Virginian speche' (1590) Thomas Hariot

'The Art of Profecying' (Lat 1592/Eng 1606) William Perkins | HTML



'A table alphabeticall conteyning and teaching the true writing, and vnderstanding of hard vsuall English wordes, borrowed from the Hebrew, Greeke, Latine, or French, &c. With the interpretation thereof by plaine English words, gathered for the benefit & helpe of ladies, gentlewomen, or any other vnskilfull persons. Whereby they may the more easilie and better vnderstand many hard English wordes, vvhich they shall heare or read in scriptures, sermons, or elswhere, and also be made able to vse the same aptly themselues' (1604) Robert Cawdrey

'Observations gathered out of a discourse of the plantation of the southern colony in Virginia by the English' (1607) George Percy

'A Trve Relation of such occurrences and accidents of noate as hath hapned in Virginia since the first planting Collony, which is now resident in the South part thereof, till the last return from thence' (1608) Capt. John Smith

'A True Declaration of the estate of the Colonie in Virginia, With a confutation of such scandalous reports as have tended to the disgrace of so worthy an enterprise' (1610) Virginia Company

'The King James Bible' (1611)

'Nova Britannia' (1611) Virginia Company

'Historie of Travell in Virginia Britannia' (1612) William Strachey

'For the Colony in Virginea Britannia. Laws Divine, Moral and Martiall' (1612) William Strachey/Virginia Company

'The New Life Of Virginea: Declaring the former successe and present estate of that plantation' (1612) Robert Johnson

'Good Newes from Virginia' (1612) Alexander Whitaker

'A Trewe Relacyon of the Pcedeinges and Ocurrentes of Momente wch have hapned in Virginia from the Tyme Sr Thomas GATES was shippwrackte uppon the BERMUDES ano 1609 untill my depture outt of the Country wch was in ano Dñi 1612' (1612) George Percy

'A Description of New England' (1616) Capt. John Smith Coronell

'Logonomia Anglica, qua gentis sermo facilius addiscitur' (1619/1621) Alexander Gil

A Declaration of the state of the Colonie and Affaires in Virginia: With a Relation of the barbarous Massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed upon the English by the Infidels, 22 March last. Together with the names of those that were then massacred; that their lawfull heyres, by this notice giuen, may take order for the inheriting of their lands and estates in Virginia – (1622)

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: With the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours From Their First Beginning Ano: 1584. To This Present 1624. With the Procedings of Those Severall Colonies and the Accidents That Befell Them in All Their Journyes and Discoveries. Also the Maps and Descriptions of All Those Countryes, Their Commodities, People, Government, Customes, and Religion Yet Knowne. Divided Into Sixe Bookes. By Captaine Iohn Smith, Sometymes Governour in Those Countryes & Admirall of New England – (1624) Captain John Smith Coronell

The Bay Psalm Book – (1640)

'A Brief Exposition of the Whole Book of Canticles, or, Song of Solomon' (1642) John Cotton | scan |

A Key into the language of America: or An help to the Language of the Natives in that part of America, called New-England – (1643) Roger Williams


'A history of New-England ; from the English planting in the Yeere 1628 until the Yeere 1652' (1652) [Johnson's Wonder-Working Providence] Edward Johnson | HTML

'Geographia Americae' (1655) Peter Lindestrom | PDF

'New Spelling Book' (1677) Thomas Lye

'Diary of Samuel Sewall 1674–1729' | PDF, ebook



'A new voyage round the world, by a course never sailed before. : Being a voyage undertaken by some merchants, who afterwards proposed the setting up an East-India Company in Flanders. Illustrated with copper plates' (1725) Daniel defoe | PDF

Johnson’s Dictionary (M.DCC.LVI) – (1756) Samuel Johnson

(M.DCC.LVI) 1756 online | pdf Vol 1 | pdf Vol 2

– (M.DCC.LXXXV) 1785 edition | pdf version Vol 1

– (M.DCCC.XXVII) 1826 edition google books

'Oppression: a poet by an American. With notes by a North Briton' (1765) Anon.

Common Sense – (1776) Thomas Paine Full HTML text



The American Spelling Book – (1800) Noah Webster |The American Spelling Book

A History of Boston: The Metropolis of Massachusetts, from Its Origin to the present period; with some account of the environs – (1825) by Caleb Hopkins Snow

Johnson’s Dictionary (M.DCCC.XXVII) – (1826) Samuel Johnson

American dictionary of the English Language (1828) Noah Webster



An Anglo-American Interpreter: A Vocabulary and Phrase Book – (1939) H.W. Horwill  

The American Union – (1948) H. G. Nicholas

British and American English since 1900 – (1951) Eric Partridge, John W. Clark 

A Dictionary of Modern American Usage – (1952) H.W. Horwill 

American into English – (1953) G. V. Carey 

Words and Ways of American English – (1954) Thomas Pyles

A Dictionary of Americanisms: On Historical Principles – (1956) Mitford M. Mathews

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language: A–K Unabridged – (1961) Philip Babcock Gove 

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language: K–Z Unabridged – (1961) Philip Babcock Gove 

Looking at an Early Map – (1962) Raleigh A Skelton

American English – (1967) Albert H. Marckwardt 

Chomsky – (1970) John Lyons

American Puritanism – (1970) Darrett B. Rutman

The Growth of American English – (1971) William A. Craigie 

British and American English – (1972) Peter Strevins 

The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States – (1979) H. L. Mencken

A Dictionary of American Idioms (1987) Adam Makkai, M.T. Boatner, J.E. Gates

An introduction to American Studies – (1989) Malcolm Bradbury and Howard Temperley

An outline of American history – (1990) United States Information Agency

Unlocking the English Language – (1991) Robert Burchfield 

'The Columbus Myth' (1991) Ian Wilson

The Oxford Companion to the English Language (1992) Tom McArthur

A History of American English – (1992) J L Dillard

From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature – (1992) Richard Ruland, Malcolm Bradbury 

O Brave New Words! Native American loanwords in current English – (1994) Charles Cutler

Made in America – (1996) Bill Bryson

America in So Many Words – (1997) David K. Bernhart, Allan A. Metcalf 

Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot – (1998) Harlow Giles

The Chronology of Words and Phrases: A Thousand Years in the History of English – (1999) Linda and Roger Flavell 

Who wrote what when? – (1999) The Diagram Group 



American Colonies: the settling of North America – (2001) Alan Taylor

The Meaning of Everything – (2003) Simon Winchester 

Brand Royalty: How the world’s top-100 brands thrive and survive – (2004) Matt Haig

American Jezebel – (2005) Eve LaPlante

Do you speak American? – (2005) Robert McNeil and William Cran

P.O.S.H. – (2005) Michael Quinion 

British or American English? A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns – (2006) John Algeo

Johnson’s and Webster’s Verbal Examples – (2007) Kusujiro Miyoshi 

Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day – (2007) Albert Jack

Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples (2007) Kusujiro Miyoshi

The N Word  – (2008) Jabari Asim

The 100 most influential Americans – (2008)  The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Oxford English Dictionary, CD-ROM, 2nd Edition – (2009) 

The Forgotten Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture – (2010) Joshua Kendall

There’s a Word for It – (2010) Sol Steinmetz 

American Culture – (2010) Joshua Kendall 

The Etymologicon – (2011) Mark Forsyth

American History: a very short introduction – (2012) Paul S. Boyer

On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way it Does – (2012) Simon Garfield

The Forgotten Founding Father – (2012) by Joshua Kendall

The Barbarous Years: the peopling of British North America – the conflict of civilization 1600–1675 – (2012) Bernard Bailyn

Speaking American: A History of English in the United States – (2012) Richard W. Bailey  

The story of Ain’t: America, its language, and most controversial dictionary ever published – (2013) David Skinner

Speaking American: A History of English in the United States (2012) Richard W. Bailey