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Studies of Plant Life in Canada...
Ottawa: A. S. Woodburn printer and publisher, Elgin T 1885. 6-1/4 x 9-7/8 inches., fronts, [4],[4 preface], IX, [plate 1], [1]-288pp., including index, errata inserted at p.4 Frontis heliotype portrait of C.P. Traill, first edition, beautifully illustrated with nine chromo-lithographic plates, each with accompanying leaf of description (not included in pagination), and illustrated by Agnes Dunbar FITZGIBBON, [(MOODIE) (MRS. CHAMBERLIN)].Original dark brown cloth boards with gilt type and images embossed on spine and front cover . Rebacked with original spine and dark brown endpapers. Old markings removed from bottom of spine and some scuffing on back board. Gilt nice and bright. Internally very clean and complete. Overall, now in very good+ condition.The book is divided, for greater convenience, into four parts;- "The Wild,Or Native Flowers"; "Flowering Shrubs"; "Forest Trees," and "Ferns."Illustrated with nine Chromo-Lithographs from drawings by Mrs. Agnes Fitzgibbon Chamberlain* Plate 1, Bloodroot* Plate 2, Trailing Arbetus, Wood Daffodil * Plate 3, Painted Trillium, Wild Lily Of The Valley, Fly-Flower--Flowering Winter-Green* Plate 4, Wild Lupine, Marsh Marigold* Plate 5, False Foxglove, Lesser Foxglove * Plate 6, Pink Water-Lily * Plate 7, Bird's-Foot Orchis, Ram's-Head Orchis, Grass Pink, Round-Leaved Orchis, Arethusa o Plate 8, Scarlet Lobelia, Arrowhead * Plate 9, Large Evening-Primrose, Twin FlowerC. P. Traill's writings spanned almost eighty years, beginning with Juvenile stories in the UK, Blind Highland Piper (c1818) to The Young Emigrant (1826] to books written in Canada, starting with The Backwoods of Canada (1836) to Cot and Cradle Stories (1895). The wringing in Canada was to provide additional income critical for her family to survive in the backwoods of her new country. Watters p.644....
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