Place Published: London
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Date Published: 1852
Binding: Hard Cover
Second UK edition. 2 volumes, 5-1/4 x 8 inches. Original dark green cloth unrestored. Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes have slightly crushed spine ends and bent corners and previous owner’s name neatly written on the title pages.
Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages (pp. -336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II.
VOLUME 1; pp. xx, 293, , ads; Rear hinge starting.
Pages to x, have a very light age toning, pages after that are in very good condition and generally clean.
The spines and cover has all gilt type on nice dark cloth.
VOLUME 2 –, -336pp. This volume is also the same dark green olive cloth-bound hardcover as Volume 1. With gilt engraved illustration on front cover, and Title etc in gilt on spine. Another previous owner’s name written on Chapter 1 page. A very small stain starting on page 109 goes all the way through the top center of the pages getting progressively larger 2 3/4” by 3/4. The last two page even larger to 3” x 2 1/2” on the back end paper. Back cover has dark brown spot.
Good condition overall.
"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
Good. Item #2541