Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Published by Maclear & Co. and printed by the Hunter, Rose Co.
Date Published: 1871
Binding: Hard Cover
UNCOMMON FIRST CANADIAN EDITION OF THIS TRAILL TITLE
First edition. 5 x 7-1/4 inches.  prelims including half-title, fronts, title page and contents,-538,[6p.]ads. 7 plates; frontis plate and 6 plates (pp.12,13,18,19,20 & 24), p49 un-numbered, p69 mis-paged 67, 315 mis-paged 515.
Original green cloth boards with dull gilt farm scene embossed in cover. Gilt type and native image on spine. Original dark brown end papers. Some marks on the cover and corners worn, spine edges wearing and tope spine end 1/8 torn. Hinge starting inside. Internally, a few 2 1/4" circle xLibray stamps for "the Frontier college, Toronto". The pages are otherwise clean. An uncommon book in good condition. The book is advertised on the title page as being available in two bindings, cloth at $1.75 and leather at $2.25. This copy is the less expensive cloth version of 1871 first Canadian (MacClear) published book.
First time this title was published in Canada with Susanna revising and updating with a very upbeat preface promoting Canada. One of the scarcest 19th century editions of this classic.
"This new (1871) edition was printed by Hunter Rose and published jointly by them, Dawson Brothers of Montreal, and Thomas MacClear of Toronto in late 1871. Susanna received '200 dollars for the publication of 2,500 copies and a Royalty of 4 cents on every copy they may require over that number" quoted from Roughing it in the bush, or, Life in Canada By Susanna Moodie, Carl Ballstadt 1988.
TPL 3294 MacClear.
Good. Item #1741