The Emigrant and Sportsman in Canada. Some experiences of an Old Country Settler. With sketches of Canadian Life, Sporting Adventure, and Observations on the Forests and Fauna.

London. Edward Stanford. 1876. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 20cm, The First Edition, viii,440,[32]p., ads., colour folding frontis map, in the original green cloth, black stamped borders and decorations on the boards, gilt spine titles, some expert restoration, a very good sound copy. (spg) Phillips. Bibliography American Sporting Books, p325. Brurns R-118. Heckscher 1670. Wetzel p205. "More of less and Emigrant's guide book. Chapters on various provinces include "The Angler", salmon rivers, fly fishing, etc.". W&S p180. Starkman p102. Numerous descriptions of hunting all kinds of game in eastern Canada, including Anticosti." A fascinating book, the author has humour and is a real sportsman. It is a guide to early sporting life in Canada, dealing with duck and quail shooting in Ontario; Moose, Caribou and wildfowl shooting in Quebec; Bass and Salmon fishing in New Brunswick; angling in Cape Breton and on Anticosti Island. - Bruns notes "a truly remarkable book. The author has a wide and accurate knowledge of the fishes, and of the animals as well. A gold mine of incredible sporting information. Very rare." Item #40019

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