Place Published: London
Publisher: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street
Date Published: 1854
Two Volumes in One. (uncommon 2nd UK 1854 edition) 12.5cm x 19cm, (5-1/4 x 8 inches). (Vol. I) title, [ix]-viii, - 311pp., printer, (Vol. II) -344 pp. The titlepage of vol. II removed and the contents leaves bound at the beginning. Original publisher’s blue embossed cloth with gilt type on the spine, rebacked preserving original spine and orange end-papers. Previous owner name stamped on front endpaper and another owners name written neatly on the title page. Inside pages are very clean. A nice copy.
Very good condition.
The author was the brother of the Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine (Parr Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.). On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich. His autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners.
Very Good. Item #1151