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Explorations In The Interior Of The Labrador Peninsula The Country Of The Montagnais And Nasquapee Indians
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863., 1863. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, [1], 351; xiii, [1 leaf], 304. with half-title in Vol. II only. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 12 chromolithographed plates, & 23 wood-engraved text illus. (1 full-page). modern half calf, top edge gilt (extremities bit rubbed, occasional light foxing & marginal soiling, short repaired marginal tear in folding map). First Edition. Hind, a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, had previously been engaged as a geologist by the Canadian government on the Red River and Assiniboine and Saskatchewan surveying expeditions of 1857-58. In 1861, in company with his brother, artist William George Richardson Hind, he explored Labrador along the Montagnais route, from the Bay of Seven Islands on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overland through the interior by the Moisie River to Hamilton Inlet on the Labrador coast. In addition to providing a detailed report on the topography and natural history of the country, Hind’s narrative also contains much interesting detail regarding the Esquimaux, Montagnais, Nasquapee and Abenakis Indians, their customs and way of life. Historical accounts are given of the various Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Moravian missions established there, as well as of the political and commercial importance of the Labrador peninsula and Newfoundland fisheries. The chromolithographed plates, after original watercolours by W.G.R.Hind, are particularly striking, and vividly portray the Labrador landscape, the events of the journey, and various aspects of local aboriginal life. Dionne II 1465. Field 700. Lande 442. Morgan p. 189. O’Dea 675. Sabin 31933. TPL 4069. Watters p. 966. Story pp. 358 & 418.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.
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