Adventures in the Wilds of North America. Edited by Charles Richard Weld. Charles LANMAN.

Adventures in the Wilds of North America. Edited by Charles Richard Weld.

London. Longman, Brown, Green. 1854. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 17.5cm, first edition, vi,7-300p., in contemporary hald dark crimson calf, gilt ruled raised bands, full gilt decorations in the panels, black leather label, marbled boards and endpapers, some wear on the edges, internal library stamp (cancelled), produced on somewhat fragile paper, a very good copy. (spg) Howes L87. Wetzel p174. "Chapters in this book may also be found in Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British American Provinces. ". "His wanderings, which were performed on foot, on horseback, and in canoes, led him through the Valley of the Mississippi, the Basin of the Great Lakes, the Valley of the St. Lawrence, and over the extensive chain of mountains extending from those commanding the Bay of Fundy to those which cover their waters in the Gulf of Mexico". (Introduction). "The wild world of sport, of camping out and canoe trips, was of increasing interest to Americans. Journalist Lanman, who had specialized in articles on holiday trips, came north to hunt up new scenery and have a little sport'. The Saguenay offered adventures but Quebec, though fascinating and romantic, was full of immensely pompous Englishmen' and too much show of military strength. ." Waterston. There were several later editions. Item #37483

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