Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: William Briggs
Date Published: 1895
Binding: Soft Cover
2ND EDITION MORE UNCOMMON AND ESPECIALLY WITH VARIANT BINDING.
2 p.l., xxxvi,  241p., original stiff thin cloth wrappers, frontispiece (portrait), facsimile of handwriting, 3 plates, illus., a very good+ copy. Second edition. A bit of a curiosity as this copy has a Ryerson Press remainder binding. William Briggs, the original publisher, became the Ryerson Press in 1918. Clearly some unbound remainders of the original 1895 edition were reissued sometime after 1918 with a Ryerson Press binding. Second Canadian edition.
With a biographical sketch by Mary Agnes Fitzgibbon.
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...
Fine. Item #472