Sporting Adventures in The New World; or, Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia. Campbell HARDY.

Sporting Adventures in The New World; or, Days and Nights of Moose-Hunting in the Pine Forests of Acadia.

London. Hurst & Blackett, Publishers. 1855. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 19cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xii,304 & viii,299,pp., with 2 hand-coloured lithographed frontis views, in contemporary half calf, gilt decorated raised bands, dark crimson crushed morocco title labels, author & volume numbers in gilt, french marbled boards and endpapers, armorial bookplate, some light spotting on both frontis plates, some wear on the edges, top out hinge starting at the top and bottom on volume two but both volumes are sound, a very good set of a classic sporting narrative. (cgc) Lande 1821. T.P.L. 3555. Gagnon I-1606. Sabin 30350. Field 651. Story p344. The author, an officer in the Royal Artillery, was stationed for fifteen years in the Maritime provinces, principally at Halifax. This narrative of his sporting adventures, a classic in its field, includes an account of a trip through New Brunswick. The work is also noted by Field as containing much unique information regarding the Micmac Indians. "Negligible records of travel, but vigorous stories of hunting and fishing, camping and bush-whacking. Local description and details of flora and fauna and of Micmac life add to a lively book by a former artillery officer trained to accurate reportage" Waterston p99. Item #39418

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