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The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer
London: M.A. Nattali , 1846. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 ' x 3 ", [iii]-viii, 351, [2], 78 pp. With 21 wood-engravings, most full-page, including the frontispiece; map, period half morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers & edges. Scuffs to spine edges, top and corners, Overall, very good condition., This edition of Traill's account of life on the Canadian frontier is notable for the inclusion of the second part, "The Oregon Territory, Consisting of a Brief Description of the Country and its Productions; and of the Habits and manners of the Native Indian Tribes. With a Map of the Territory," apparently an abridgement of Charles G. Nicolay's "The Oregon Territory: A Geographical and Physical Account," published by Charles Knight in 1846. The spine lettering of the present volume reads "Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 22. Canada & Oregon." (a) Tweney 89:57; WCB 122c:1; Howes N-151, Cowan 1, p. 162; Sabin 55251; (b) About Traill/Strickland, please see Sabin 96441 (for the 1836 first edition)
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