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David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America 1784-1812
Champlain Society, Toronto - 1916, 1st Edition. () Very good. xcviii,582pp. Octavo. Black and white plates, 3 folding colour plates (at end), and folding map in 4 parts in rear pocket. Original red cloth. Rebacked with the orginal spine laid down. Gilt top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers with minor soiling. Spine a bit faded otherswise a very nice copy. Copy 286 / 550. Peel 34. Organized in two parts: Part I covers Thompson's experiences and travels in the service of the Hudson Bay Company and North West Company in the country east of the Rockies between 1784 and 1807. Part II covers in detail the years 1807 to 1812. This work is published from the original manuscript owned at the time by the editor and written by Thompson many years after he left the west. Scarce. Most of the David Thompson material was published by academic institutions and not ever produced in large numbers. A cornerstone work for any fur trade Western Canadian library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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