LETTERS FROM VAN DIEMAN'S LAND, WRITTEN DURING FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR POLITICAL OFFENCES COMMITTED IN UPPER CANADA.
Buffalo. 1843. 356pp. plus frontispiece and folding map. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with leather label. Extremities lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf, later ink stamp on verso of flyleaf. Light scattered foxing, but generally quite fresh and clean internally. Very good. An interesting and vivid account of the author's imprisonment on Van Dieman's Island as a result of charges brought against him during the insurrection in Upper Canada. Written in the form of letters, this is a minutely detailed description of life in the prison colony, the events leading to Wait's incarceration, and his efforts to lobby for his release. A crude little map of Tasmania, printed in negative, must be the first chart of that island executed in Buffalo. HOWES W16. SABIN 100969. TPL 2622.
(Item ID: WRCAM46076) $450.00