London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. viii,387pp., plus eighteen plates and color folding map. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, stamped in silver and black. Corners bumped, spine extremities and edges lightly worn. Moderate foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM52059
A humorous account of a trip through British Columbia undertaken by an English party whose self-proclaimed purpose was to assess the area's "capabilities as a home for some of the public-school and university young men who, in this overcrowded old England of ours, every year find themselves more 'de trop.'" The expedition spends most of its time travelling the Columbia and Moyie Rivers in southeastern British Columbia, before ending their journey at Sandpoint in Idaho Territory. LOWTHER 791. DAVIDSON 390.