Place Published: London
Publisher: Aurthur Hall, Virtue, & Co. 25 Paternoster
Date Published: 1852
Binding: Hard Cover
WITHOUT PLATES, STILL A FIRST EDITION OF AN UNCOMMON TRAILL BOOK
First edition. 4-1/2 x 6-7/8 inches, , xi [3 list of illustration], -350pp., -368pp appendix, 32pp ads, 1 blank. All 12 plates called for are removed. NO PLATES in this copy.
Original embossed pale cloth with faded spine and gilt type on spine. , plain light yellow endpapers and gilt pager edges. Corners worn and spine top and bottom crushed with tears on spine ends and most of back spine torn along back cover. Internally the pages are clean with virtually no foxing. Good condition. Edited by Agnes Strickland.
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
Good. Item #151