Place Published: London
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Date Published: 1852
Binding: Hard Cover
First UK edition. 2 volumes, 4-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches, xx,-293,,[2 ads]; [2 ads]; ,-294; [2 ads]. Original green cloth with gilt and blind embossed sunned spine and front cover, bumped corners, rebacked with original spine laid down. Vol. 1 with previous owner name neatly written in date Sept. 14/52. Vol. 2 with new front end paper. A few very minor spotting and smudge marks scattered periodically throughout the books. Overall, in very good condition.
The author and her husband came to Canada in 1832, and settled, first at Cobourg, then at Peterborough. This work is an account of the hardships of pioneer life in Canada, and the author makes known her intention of deterring well educated people intent on settling in the wilds of Canada from undertaking something for which they are totally unfit both by previous pursuits and by habit.
T.P.L. 3290, Lande 2005
"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
Very Good. Item #1555