Place Published: London
Publisher: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street
Date Published: 1853
Binding: Hard Cover
UNUSUAL BINDING AND INTERESTING WAX SEAL ON SPINES
First edition. Two Volumes. (Vol. I) xix & 311 pp., (Vol. II) vii & 344 pp.
Professionally rebound with original custom binding. Both volumes have minor rubbing and chipping to the corners and spine edges, as well as chipping to the seals. Heads are gilted. Marbled endpapers with black & white pictorial book plates on both ends of the books. Light foxing and soiling to the pages.
Both volumes are half red leather over marble boards. Gilt lettering and design on the spine, with black & red wax seals on the bottom ends of the spine. Both volumes have an unsigned Libris book plate on inside front cover. Volume one has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of coming out of the locks of Sault. Ste. Maire. Volume two has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of main street Winnipeg.
The author, Samuel Strickland, was the brother of the four Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine Parr (Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.). On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich. His autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners.
Very Good. Item #41