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The Naturalist in Vancouver Islandand British Columbia
London. Richard Bentley. 1866. 8vo, 20.5cm, theFirst Edition, in 2 volumes, xvi,358 & x,375pp., with 11 plates, 2 titlevignettes, in the original green cloth, gilt titles and borderdecorations on the spines, gilt borders and gilt fish vignettes on theupper covers, some slight foxing early and late on volume one and on thelast few leaves of volume two, a fine bright set. (cgc) T.P.L. 4516.Lande 1290. Lowther 275. Sabin 42035. Starkman p92. Sage p131., Albeep100. Wood 441. Bruns L-124 "Very Scarce". Phillips p238. Haller 559. Theauthor was a naturalist and veterinary surgeon. Written for the generalreader from the author's observations and experiences while he was thenaturalist for the British North American Boundary Commission, for whomhe travelled extensively. He found a number of new species. The platesare of birds and other nature subjects, views and indigenous peoples. Hiscollection of B.C. mammals, birds, fish, insects, etc, are in the BritishMuseum. "A natural history work, but with some sporting material. Involume one, there are six chapters on fishes and fishing, includingsalmon and salmon fishing by the Ind-ians, trout fishing by the author;halibut fishing with line and bait; sturgeon spearing; and descriptionsof various fishes including herring, candlefish, whitefish, sticklebacksand others. One chapter has five pages on the pronghorn antelope and itshunting in Klamath country. Volume II is predominately natural history,including one chapter with brief descriptions of the big game animals anda segment on how to track moose". Heller.. Hardcover.
      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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