Item #40408 Letters from Canada, Written During a Residence There in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808; shewing The Present State of Canada, its productions - trade - commercial importance and political relations. Illustrative of the laws, the manners of the people, and the peculiarities of the Country and Climate... Exhibited also The Commercial Importance of Nova-Scotia, New Brunswick, & Cape-Breton; and Their Increasing Ability, in Conjunction with Canada, to furnish the necessary Supplies of Lumber and Provisions to our West-India Islands. Hugh GRAY.

Letters from Canada, Written During a Residence There in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808; shewing The Present State of Canada, its productions - trade - commercial importance and political relations. Illustrative of the laws, the manners of the people, and the peculiarities of the Country and Climate... Exhibited also The Commercial Importance of Nova-Scotia, New Brunswick, & Cape-Breton; and Their Increasing Ability, in Conjunction with Canada, to furnish the necessary Supplies of Lumber and Provisions to our West-India Islands.

London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1809. 8vo, 22.5cm, (tall copy), the First Edition, [xiii],406p., with engraved folding frontis map, 3 folding tables, in the publishers quarter brown backed light grey original boards, (untrimmed), new paper label, upper hinge broken, otherwise in fine condition in clear mylar wrapper. (Cdn). Item #40408

Provenance: Purchased by ... from Francis Edwards Ltd., 83 Marylebone High Street, for £35.00. Their addressed invoice enclosed. Lande 281. Morgan p160. Gagnon I-1548. Sabin 28393. Story p679. Waterston p25. Gray spent three years in the colony of Lower Canada, possibly in the employ of British timber interests, studying the law, government, rules of commerce and the political situation. Gray came to the conclusion that Canada was worth preserving, but he raised a hornet's nest by expressing doubts that the French Canadians were fitted to receive the benefits of the British constitution' (Story).

Price: $400.00

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