Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West; or, The Experience of an Early Settler. Edited by Agnes Strickland.

London. Richard Bentley. 1853. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 19cm, the first edition, 2 volumes in One, 1xix,311 & viii, 344pp., in the original elborated blind decorated blue cloth, gilt spine titles, borders and decorations, expertly restored, fine condition. (cgc) Provenance: Contemporary School Prize Books. Private Grammar School. B Waker. The First Prize. Awarded to Master Bowles, after the Examination, Xmas 1858. Henr Trend, Principal. Lande 2235. T.P.L. 3213. Sabin 92810. The author was the brother of Susanna Moodie and C.P. Traill. He came in 1825 and settled first at the Otonabee settlement. Employed by the Canada Company he was connected with the early settlements of Guelph and Goderich. This autobiography gives a detailed account of life in Upper Canada and of the Indians and their ways. - Morris. 'Gentle Pioneers' p213. A work which was to be one of the most authoritative documents on pioneering yet written. Item #40178

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