Item #39409 L'Acadie; or, Seven Years' Explorations in British America. James E. ALEXANDER.

L'Acadie; or, Seven Years' Explorations in British America.

London. Henry Colburn, Publisher. 1849. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 19.3cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xvi,345,[2] & viii,326pp., (with 2 page errata leaf), with 2 vignette (beaver illus) title pages & 6 engraved plate views, (inc 2 frontis) & 2 engraved maps, 1 grounds plan in the text, in contemporary half light maroon/brown calf, gilt and blind ruled raised bands, black and red crushed morocco labels, marbled boards and endpapers, 4 plates have some foxing, two plates have closed tears, a very good to fine set, Rare with the errata leaf. (cgc) Of the fourteen references we located, none contained the two page errata leaf. T.P.L. 2950. Lande 3. Sabin 733. Morgan p7. Dionne II 1260. Guilbeault. 1873. Story p12. Waterston p82. "The witty and clear-sighted Colonel reminisces about the Rebellion of 1837, the first session of the Parliament of United Canada, and weaves into the story of his own travels a wealth of less dramatic scenes. A central and illuminating book, L'Acadie is concerned not just with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia but also with garrisons as far west as London. Activities, decisions and dramatic movements give a rare sense of plot to this travel story of canals and cavalry and winter carnivals" - "While in Canada he travelled about the province, taking a keen interest in the places he visited and the people he met such as Thomas Talbot, William Dunlop, Archibald MacNab, and the pirate Bill Johnston. He met Charles Dickens and his wife when they visited Kingston, and he was in Quebec during the great fire of 1845. His impressions of his Canadian travels are given in this his second work on Canada" Item #39409

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