Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Published and printed by Hunter, Rose & Co.
Date Published: 1871
Binding: Hard Cover
UNCOMMON FIRST CANADIAN EDITION OF THIS TRAILL TITLE
12.5cm x 18.5cm, (5" x 7 1/4"),  prelims including half-title, fronts, title page and contents,-538,[6p.]ads. 7 plates; frontis plate and 6 plates (pp.12,13,18,19,20 & 24), p49 un-numbered, p69 mis-paged 67, 315 mis-paged 515.
Rebacked with original brown cloth boards with black symbols and gilt type with symbols on cover. Spine sunned and gilt type and beaver image still quite readable.
Original dark green end papers. Internally, sporadic foxing more so and a little heavier at the front. The pages are otherwise clean. An uncommon book in very good condition now. This copy is the cloth version of 1871 first Canadian (Hunter, Rose) published book.
TPL 3293 Hunter Rose
First time this title was published in Canada with Susanna revising and updating with a very upbeat preface promoting Canada. One of the scarcest 19th century editions of this classic.
"This new (1871) edition was printed by Hunter Rose and published jointly by them, Dawson Brothers of Montreal, and Thomas MacClear of Toronto in late 1871. Susanna received '200 dollars for the publication of 2,500 copies and a Royalty of 4 cents on every copy they may require over that number" quoted from Roughing it in the bush, or, Life in Canada By Susanna Moodie, Carl Ballstadt 1988.
Very Good. Item #584