Place Published: London
Publisher: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight
Date Published: 1836
Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, second printing. 4.5” x 6.75”, viii, 313pp , -351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.) In the original fine grain publisher's tan cloth, leather label, gilt titles, label chipped with some text loss on label, slightly dust worn, expertly restored. Half title (missing some type in one word at the top), Minor foxing internally, good+ copy .
Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.
The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company.
Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923.
Good+. Item #1481