Lost in the Backwoods. Catharine Parr TRAILL, Scott RANKIN, Strickland Mrs. Traill C. P.
Lost in the Backwoods
Lost in the Backwoods

Lost in the Backwoods

Place Published: London
Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd
Date Published: [1923]
Binding: Hard Cover

5 x 7-1/2 inches, [8], [9]-288 pp. Coloured frontis. and 3 other coloured plates, signed Scott Rankin. 4 attractive colour illustrations. Light green Cover embossed and dark green ink printed title with a swastika on spine and front cover. Covers very good condition. Gift inscription neatly written in inside front end paper. Foxing sporadic but more so on first few pages with pages generally quite clean.

Good condition overall.

C. P. Traill book using Swastika?

The original meaning "that which is associated with well-being," corresponding to "lucky charm" or "thing that is auspicious." The book is circa 1925 before Hitler had effectively “changed” the meaning of the ancient swastika symbol. Romantic adventure in the forests of Canada, first published under title of "The Canadian Crusoes" (1852)

"T. Nelson's put out another impression of the 1882 edition in 1901, two years after Mrs. Traill's death on Aug. 29, 1899. In 1909 a new printing of the of the 1882 edition was published in 'Nelson's Travel Series'. In this version the illustrations that appeared on the pages in the earlier impressions were removed and therefore type was rearranged to fill in the resulting spaces. Lines were excised to make the chapter endings coincide with the page ending. Four coloured plates were tipped in to replace the 32 illustrations in the 1882 edition. A second impression of this printing was published in 1923 in the 'Blue Star Series'" quoted from Canadian Crusoes: a tale of Rice Lake Plains edited by Rupert Schieder page xxxviii

Catharine Parr Traill, née Strickland, pioneer writer, botanist (b at London, Eng 9 Jan 1802; d at Lakefield, Ont 29 Aug 1899). In 1832 Traill immigrated to Canada with her husband, half-pay Lieutenant Thomas Traill, and settled on the Otonabee River near Peterborough, next door to her sister Susanna Moodie.
Good. Item #1598

$60.00 USD
$79.00 CAD