Quebec, 1890. Two volumes. ix,,154,413,pp. plus colored folding map; vi,,499pp. Large octavo. Original red cloth, spine gilt. Boards rubbed, some spotting to cloth. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedowns. Edges toned, small tear in inner margin of map. Good. Untrimmed, partially unopened. An important collection of letters, journals, and other documents relating to the history of the North West Company in Canada. Some of the documents discuss the upper Missouri region and the northwest coast of the United States. Included are accounts from F.A. Larocque, Charles Mackenzie, Simon Fraser, Roderick Mackenzie, George Keith, and more. Masson's historical essay is in French while all the journals (except one) and notes are in English. Masson was lieutenant governor of Quebec. "These hitherto unpublished letters and relations are a mine of information on journeys, fur trading, and the Indians of the Canadian Northwest" - Streeter. "An invaluable storehouse of materials for the history of the exploration of the Canadian North-West and the fur trade, and also of cardinal importance from an ethnological standpoint" - Larned. HOWES M385, "b." STREETER SALE 3749. GRAFF 2705. LANDE 1343. PEEL 54. SMITH 6596. TREMAINE 1174. WAGNER-CAMP (1953 ed) 7 (note). LARNED 3854. (Inventory #: WRCAM50800)
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