Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: William Briggs, Wesley Buildings
Date Published: 1894
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. (4),xxxvi, -241pp. Original publisher's burgundy cloth binding with silver stamped floral design and title lettering, floral endpapers. Corners worn, spine ends worn and crushed. light wear, front pages reinforced and minor paper repairs previous owner’s name. Publisher used cheap paper and is age-toned. Frontispiece portrait, 3 plates, facsimile of Mrs.Traill's handwriting, 1 illustration. Former ownership book plate on front end paper [Hamilton Wright Mabie]. In very good condition.
With a biographical sketch by Mary Agnes Fitzgibbon.
Hamilton Wright Mabie, A.M., L.H.D., LL.D. (1846-1916) was an American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer, born at Cold Spring, N. Y., educated at Williams College (1867) and the Columbia Law School (1869). American culture is indebted to him for helping to spread, by his lectures as well as his writings, a love of good reading in the United States.
He received honorary degrees from his own alma mater, from Union College, and from Western Reserve and Washington and Lee universities. Catharine Parr Traill was a Canadian naturalist who also wrote: "The backwoods of Canada: Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer"; "Canadian Wildflowers"; "Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains"; etc.
Contents of this book include: sunrise and sunset on Lake Ontario; the English sparrow, a defence; the spider; in the Canadian woods; alone in the forest; on the island of Minnewawa; the first death in the clearing; some curious plants; some varieties of pollen; the cranberry marsh; our native grasses; Indian grass; mosses and lichens; the Indian moss-bag; etc., etc.
* Introductory Note
* Biographical Sketch
* Pleasant Days of My Childhood
* Sunset and Sunrise on Lake Ontario; a Reminiscence
* Memories of a May Morning
* Another May Morning
* More About My Feathered Friends
* The English Sparrow; a Defence
* Notes from My Old Diary
* The Spider and much more...
Good-. Item #2337