Item #42098 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. John J. ROWAN.

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. 12mo, 19.2cm, The First Edition, viii,440p., colour folding frontis map mounted on fine grain linen, in contemporary half crimson morocco, raised gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt borders and flora decorations and titles in the panels, pebbled green cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges, with gilt crested of the "New South Wales, Library of Parliament" in the bottom spine panel and on the upper cover, preliminaries with some slight foxing, some wear on the corner, else very good to fine copy. (Spg). Item #42098

Phillips. Bibliography American Sporting Books, p325. Bruns 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."

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