Place Published: New York
Publisher: De Witt & Davenport, Publishers, 160 & 162 Nassau Street,
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Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
First US edition, probably 2nd issue. 5-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches. iv,-343pp.(5) ads. Rebacked with original blind embossed dark brown cloth to front and back boards and on front board, 2 gilt flowers with two gilt leaves. Spine with gilt type. New end papers. Foxing and marks throughout with in some cases very age toned paper. Book over-all condition is good.
Circa 1856. Complete In One Volume.
Flora Lyndsay; or Passages in an Eventful Life is an autobiographical account of a young British couple’s preparations for leaving England and their voyage to Canada.
Letters Susanna wrote about her immigration to Canada have not survived, she has left a vivid fictional recreation of her preparations and voyage to the Canadas in Flora Lyndsay. The trip took two months because their ship was becalmed for three weeks off Newfoundland.
One of three books (the last one) to deal with the Moodies’ Canadian experiences. Life in the Bush and Life in the Clearings being the other two. First UK edition published by Bentley in 1854, two volumes.