Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Hall and Whiting
Date Published: 1881
Binding: Hard Cover
6-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches, (6), -356, -376 appendix) Rebacked, red cloth with gilt title and elaborate black decorations with very minor wrinkling of cloth on back cover, new endpapers and one illustration as fronticepiece. Insides clean. Overall very good condition.
Decorative Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. Fiction. pretty red/gilt black, blindstamped. boards, frontis, , appendix.
The Canadian Crusoes after first published in 1852 was later published under title: Lost in the backwoods.
Written after The Backwoods of Canada (1836), it is her second Canadian book.
“Agnes made a contract with a London publisher, Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Company, for Catharine’s children’s story Canadian Crusoes: a tale of the Rice Lake plains (1852), in which three young offspring of pioneers heroically survive two years on their own in the unsettled wilderness north of Lake Ontario. Hall and Virtue also published another book aimed at the children’s market, Lady Mary and her nurse; or, a peep into the Canadian forest (1856), the text evolving from the sketches Catharine wrote originally for a Canadian magazine, the Maple Leaf (Montreal), in 1853. As she was to comment in a letter of 1896, “My role in writing has ever been for the young. I rarely aspire to any higher style.” quoted from DCB on-line.
Very Good. Item #1197