Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman. Susanna MOODIE, Susannah Strickland.
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman
Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman

Roughing It In the Bush ; or Life in Canada. (in 2 parts) New York Putman

Place Published: New York
Publisher: George P. Putnam, 10 Park Place
Date Published: 1852
Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
Binding: Hard Cover

First US Edition, 2nd issue. 2 Volumes;, exlibrary with markings on faded spines, and removed back pockets from rear endpapers and a few blind embossed stamps on some pages. Both volumes have the top 1/8 inch of the spine missing an volume 2 has the bottom 1/8 inches missing as well.

18.5cm x 13cm, (5" x 7 1/4"). There are no half-titles.

Volume 1; [1] blank, in two parts, part 1, title page with cabin vignette by Richardson-Cox of three pioneers standing around a cooking pot in front of a log cabin, and on verso of title page dedication to Agnes Strickland, vi, [1] contents, [1]-211pp. [3 blank]

With a Preface to the American Edition, dated New York, June, 1852, followed by the original Advertisement to the London Edition, dated London, January 22, 1852.

Volume 2; 1] blank, in two parts, part 2, title page with no vignette image, and on verso of title page Grossman & Son, Printers, 59 Ann-street, [1] contents, [5]-p.224. Original brown cloth boards and tanned paper end papers with old library label pasted on front endpaper.

Overall condition is poor for both volumes

According to the Preface, several small poems by Mrs. Moodie and her husband were excluded from the American edition because "they rather retarded the flow of the narrative." However, her husband’s poem Oh, Let Me Sleep and Susanna Moodie’s The Sleigh-Bells are included at the end of Volume I and the Susanna Moodie’s Maple Tree at the end of Vol. 2.

This is a copy from the first American printing (the British edition came out earlier the same year) of English-born Canadian author Susanna Moodie's famous pioneer memoir, which has been reprinted to this very day. Humorously but honestly, Moodie recounts the journeys of her and her husband from Grosse Isle near Montreal, to their eventual home in a rural (and at the time of the book, still a very wild) area of Upper Canada.  Moodie is still remembered as one of the most renowned Canadian authors of the period immediately before Confederation.

"Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes." from Toronto Star, Dec26,1981 article 
Poor. Item #1193

$45.00 USD
$59.62 CAD

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