Hudson’s Bay; or Every-day Life in the Wilds of North America, During Six Years’ Residence in the Territories of the Honourable Hudson’s Bay Company. Robert M. Ballantyne.

Hudson’s Bay; or Every-day Life in the Wilds of North America, During Six Years’ Residence in the Territories of the Honourable Hudson’s Bay Company.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1848.

First published edition. 4 wood-engraved plates, numerous text illustrations. [2, ads], xii, 328 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern half tan calf with contrasting spine labels, t.e.g. First and last leaves slightly toned, else fine Phillips, p. 32 (“Incidents of Hunting.”); Graff 154; Peel 119; Sabin 2952; Smith 480; Wagner-Camp 144a; TPL (Supplement) 7948; This edition not in Lande (938 lists 1859 edition). Item #248949

“Ballantyne’s adventures began in 1841 from York Factory. While he recapitulates much history of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he also quotes extensively from the journal he kept during his travels.” (Graff p.27). First issued in a privately printed edition earlier the same year.

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