Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858. Vol I and II.
by Hind, Henry Youle
London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts. Good. 1860. Hardcover. Brown, full leather binding with gilt title and designs on spine and gilt design on front. All edges have marbled and gilt designs. Pastedowns and first and last endpapers have marbled design. Vol I 494pp. Vol II 472pp. Condition for both volumes: light scratches to boards, along with light to medium wear to spine; all corners are bumped and worn, and all edges have light wear and rubbing; endpapers have light foxing; front endpapers have previous owner's name. Vol II has a dampstain on boards, front board stain is about 4" long and back board stain is about 1" wide and 8" long. Included in both volumes are numerous illustrations and maps. Some illustrations are b&w woodcuts, while others are called "chromoxylographs" (color woodcuts) and are mostly colored in blue, white, yellow and black. There are two fold out maps, both in color and in very good condition and many other plate maps and plans from the expedition. This journey throughout Northwest Canada was undertaken to "ascertain the practicability of establishing an emigrant route between Lake Superior and Selkirk Settlement, and to acquire some knowledge of the natural resources of the Valley of the Red River and Saskatchewan." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall . (Inventory #: 013053)
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