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Kane, Paul
WANDERINGS OF AN ARTIST AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA FROM CANADA TO VANCOUVER'S ISLAND AND OREGON THROUGH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S TERRITORY AND BACK AGAIN
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, London, 1859. xvii,[1],455,[8]pp., plus eight color plates and a partially-colored folding map. Original pebbled cloth by Edmonds and Remnants, with their binder's ticket in the lower inner corner of the rear pastedown, boards stamped in blind, spine gilt, advertisements on pastedowns. Minor edge wear, light soiling and rubbing to boards, corners bumped. Two previous ownership signatures on half title, one small repair to verso of map. Light foxing, small faint dampstain to bottom corner of several leaves, long closed horizontal tear in upper margin of leaf M1, a few leaves in the S gathering standing proud, occasional light thumb- soiling in the outer margin. Withal, a very good copy of a book rarely found in the original cloth. In a gray silk folding box, paper spine label. "The author, after four years study of art in Europe, returned to Canada filled with the determination to fulfill an early formed design of executing a series of drawings, of scenes in Indian life. To accomplish this, he traversed, almost alone, the territories of the Red River Settlement; the valley of the Saskatchewan; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River; the shores of Puget Sound, and Vancouver's Island. The book is a transcript of his daily journal, thrown into the narrative form; and the beautiful engravings are copies of the labors of his pencil" - Field. Kane travelled west with Sir George Simpson in 1846 and extensively toured Oregon Territory in 1847, returning to Canada the following year. "Kane crossed the continent to Puget Sound … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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