Up To Date, or the Life of a Lumberman, Illustrated. Geo. S. THOMPSON.
Up To Date, or the Life of a Lumberman, Illustrated.

Up To Date, or the Life of a Lumberman, Illustrated.

N.p. [Privately Printed]. 1895. Hardcover. 8vo, 22cm, 126,[6]p. illus'd ads., plus 33 plates (from photographs and drawings) text illustrations, original black watered-silk cloth, titles on the upper cover bit faded, on fragile paper this copy has been expertly restored, a fine copy thus, very rare.(cgc) A tell all' memoir. "Life of a lumberjack in Ontario from 1870; vicissitudes and successes in confessional style; interesting". Matthews p177. - "On the Trent River near Peterborough, south west of the Ottawa, they were an incorrigible, though perhaps a usefull, rare mortals, called lumberes, whom, however, I would name the Cossacks of Upper Canada' ". Mackay. The Lumberjacks. p20. - Clarence Combs use to say "Thompson was very good an detailing the faults and misdeeds of the lumber trade, but perhaps not so good at mentioning his own". WorldCat locates 6 copies, in Ottawa(3), Kingston(1) & Montreal(2). Item #40196

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