London: Hurst and Blackett, 1877. Two volumes. xii,325,; vii,,290pp. plus mounted photo frontispiece. Original blue cloth, stamped in bline, spines gilt. Spines faded, moderate wear to boards. Library bookplate and stamps to front pastedowns and preliminaries. Light scattered soiling and foxing. Good. First edition. St. John accompanied Governor General of Canada Lord Dufferin as special correspondent for the Toronto Globe during his trip through British Columbia. His account of the politician's tour includes details on the social and economic state of the area, manners and customs, issues surrounding the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and observations on the indigenous communities. With notes on Mormonism in Utah. SMITH 8941. (Inventory #: WRCAM50832)
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