Pearls and Pebbles; or Notes of an old Naturalist. Catharine Parr TRAILL, Agnes Dunbar  FITZGIBBON, Strickland Mrs. Traill C. P., MOODIE, MRS. CHAMBERLIN, 1833 - 1913.

Pearls and Pebbles; or Notes of an old Naturalist.

Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: William Briggs
Date Published: 1895
Edition: 2nd
Binding: Soft Cover

2ND EDITION MORE UNCOMMON AND ESPECIALLY WITH VARIANT BINDING.

2 p.l., xxxvi, [37] 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.

Contents:

* Introductory Note

* Biographical Sketch

* Preface

* 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

$95.00 USD
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