Edinburgh. 1848. ,xii,,328pp. plus four engraved plates. Half title. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Moderate wear and some dampstaining. Internally clean. Good. Item #WRCAM50943
The scarce second edition (published in the same year as the first) of this popular account of life in Hudson Bay and the Red River settlement, replete with trappers, Indians, intrepid explorers and travelers, and descriptions of hunting and fishing. "Based on the author's experiences as a Hudson's Bay Co. clerk, 1841-47, an account of the Company, life at its posts and on the trail; climate, game, physical features of the region around York Factory, and (mainly) northwest Canada south of 60° N" - ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY. "The woodcuts, including the frontispiece of Tadousac, are from drawings made on the spot by the author" - Decker. "Camp rates this work as one of the best narratives of the north woods, told with humor and details of the lives of both Indians and whites. Ballantyne traveled extensively during his stay in the north, and, in addition to long excerpts taken from his journal, he has added the story of the Red River settlement and tales of the western interior" - Wagner-Camp. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 1016. GRAFF 154. PEEL 119. SABIN 2952. SMITH 481. WAGNER-CAMP 144a:2. TPL 2886.