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THE GREAT GOLD FIELDS OF CARIBOO; WITH AN - Hazlitt, William Carew - 1862. 
London, 1862. viii,184pp. plus folding map. Lacks the advertisements (4pp. total) at front and rear, found in some copies. 12mo. Modern half cloth and paper boards. Previous owner's ink stamp on verso of map, on titlepage, and on eight text leaves. Lightly age-toned. Very good overall, with the map in lovely condition. A rare guide to the gold fields of British Columbia, by the renowned British bibliographer and man of letters. Hazlitt had already written BRITISH COLUMBIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND (1858), but in light of the gold discoveries in the region, he issued the present volume, an essentially new work. He describes the gold fields, mines, general prospects of the country, and offers advice to potential emigrants. He also writes of the agricultural potential of the region, commercial transit facilities, etc. "The discovery of a great new gold field on the upper Fraser River caused a rapidly increasing stream of immigrants, and the present work was designed for their aid, to accelerate the development of England's newest, and probably her most valuable dependency" - Wagner-Camp. Includes a vocabulary of the "Chinook Jargon." The map shows British Columbia and Vancouver Island, with the Cariboo gold diggings area labeled. Not in Lande or Lande SUPPLEMENT. WAGNER-CAMP 382a. SABIN 31126 (note). TPL 6010. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1058. LOWTHER 170. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1695. PILLING, CHINOOKAN, p.41.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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