The Autobiography of John Galt. John GALT.
The Autobiography of John Galt.

The Autobiography of John Galt.

London. Cochrane & McCrone. 1833. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 21.5cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xx,368 & viii,412,[2]pp., ads., half title and engraved frontis portrait in volume one, contemporary internal oval library stamps, some occasional foxing, rebound in library blue cloth, gilt spine titles, very good to fine thus, we have not had this book since before catalogue fifty-seven, rare. (cdn) T.P.L. 7319. Lande 260. Sabin 26455. Waterston p56. Galt' s literary career was rather unsuccessful and he is best remembered for his role as chief promoter of the Canada Company, which purchased and settled the vast Huron tract in Upper Canada. The autobiography traces the beginnings of the company, Galt's involvement as first secretary and then Canadian Superintendent, the founding of the town of Guelph, Galt's travels in American. Etc. "Galt did not publish his Canadian notes until the thirties, and then only as parts of his tangled and troubled Autobiography. As colonizer of the Huron Tract, the widely-read Scottish novelist made several Byronie tours in the 1820s in Upper Canada: through the bush from Guelph to Goderich; northward to Penetanguishene , through Georgian Bay and down the Lake Huron Shore by boat; down the Grand River from Guelph to Brantford by punt. Everywhere he went, Galt envisioned canals. (Waterston). Item #39722

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