Place Published: London
Publisher: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight
Date Published: 1836
Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, second printing. Page 326 printed with Appendix B thus only 351 total pages in the second 1836 printing. 4 x 6 1/2 inches, viii, 313pp , -351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.)
Contemporary 3/4 green calf, and marbled boards. Leather spine with elaborate embossing on a dark red leather label with gilt type. Edges with very minor rubbing. A couple of smudges on the first couple of preliminary pages otherwise very clean inside. A very sound, a very good+ and attractive copy of this book.
Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.
The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company.
Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923.
Very Good+. Item #460