Item #5101 Forest Scenes and Incidents, in the Wilds of North America; Being a Diary of a Winter’s Route from Halifax to the Canadas, and During Four Months’ Residence in the Woods on the Borders of Lake Huron and Simcoe. George Head.
Forest Scenes and Incidents, in the Wilds of North America; Being a Diary of a Winter’s Route from Halifax to the Canadas, and During Four Months’ Residence in the Woods on the Borders of Lake Huron and Simcoe

Forest Scenes and Incidents, in the Wilds of North America; Being a Diary of a Winter’s Route from Halifax to the Canadas, and During Four Months’ Residence in the Woods on the Borders of Lake Huron and Simcoe.

London: John Murray, 1838.

Second Edition with new 13 pp. preface. Folding map frontispiece. 1 vols. 12mo. Half morocco over marbled boards; slightly rubbed, internally very good. With the sporting bookplate of Henry A. Sherwin Lande 1833; TPL 1050; Matthews 554; Morgan p.180; Sabin 31143; Story p.351; Gagnon I, 1639; Dionne III, 1171; "This is a rare work" (Bruns). Bruns H122. Item #5101

The author, a British army officer and veteran of the Peninsular Wars, was the elder brother of Sir Francis Bond Head. In 1814, he was consigned to Canada to examine the defences of the Lake Huron naval establishment. This is the record of his ten month stay in Canada, from November 1814 to August 1815, describing his 1200 mile overland journey from Halifax to Lake Huron.

Price: $175.00