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NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. Two volumes. xx,494; xvi,472pp. plus seven maps (two folding) and folding profile, all partially colored; and twenty plates, fifteen of them colored. Antique half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Light soiling to text, a few plates in first volume lightly dampstained, one plate in second volume with a closed tear at top edge. A good copy. The expedition started from Toronto in order to ascertain the practicability of an emigrant route between Lake Superior and the Selkirk settlement, and to establish a new colony at Lake Winnepeg. During the course of his travels, Hind lived almost continuously among the Chippewa. He gives a good account of their customs and manners, with notes on their language. The magnificent plates were executed by Spottiswoode & Company, after sketches made by Fleming or photographs taken by H.L. Hime. The expedition added greatly to the knowledge of the region and facilitated the movement of prospectors to the gold fields of British Columbia. It also contributed data toward the establishment of a railroad route to the West. WAGNER-CAMP 360. FIELD 699. ABBEY 630. STREETER SALE 3730. PEEL 221. GRAFF 1892. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1800.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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