Place Published: London
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons Paternoster Row
Date Published: 1884
Edition: 1st, 2nd printing
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, 2nd printing. 5” x 7 1/2”, viii, -319pp., Frontispiece illustration, plus 32 engravings distributed throughout the book. Rebacked, original red cloth with black type on spine and front with gilt title on spine. Cloth soiled and spotting to a number of areas. Original flowered end papers with back cover end paper having some red smudges at bottom primarily from cover dye. Previous owner’s name with 1887 date neatly written on back of frontis. Inside pages with some sporadic spotting but generally clean. Overall condition is very good-.
Some illustrations include: A Canadian Trapper, Woodpecker, The Sentinel Wolf, Wild Bees, The Grey Squirrel, The Wolverine, Peccaries, Rafts on the St Lawrence, The Wounded Does, Cob of Indian Corn, Shooting Wild Fowl, Chippewa Indian of the Present Day, A Snow Shoe, Chit minks, An Indian Cradle, Indian Camp, etc. “T. Nelson's edition of ‘Canadian Crusoes (1852)’ did not appear until 1882. It was then published as "Lost in the Backwoods: A Tale of the Canadian Forest" and is different substantially from it's predecessors. One of the most striking differences was the addition of twenty illustrations to the original twelve by Harvey. Five later impressions of this edition, which can only be distinguished by their title pages and by the casings of the various Nelson series in which they appeared were published in 1884, 1886, 1890, 1892 and 1896." quoted from Canadian Crusoes: a tale of Rice Lake Plains edited by Rupert Schieder page xxxviii
Catharine Parr Traill, née Strickland, pioneer writer, botanist (b at London, Eng 9 Jan 1802; d at Lakefield, Ont 29 Aug 1899). In 1832 Traill immigrated to Canada with her husband, half-pay Lieutenant Thomas Traill, and settled on the Otonabee River near Peterborough, next door to her sister Susanna MOODIE.
Very Good-. Item #582