Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory. John M'LEAN.
Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

London: Richard Bentley, 1849. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes in one: 308; 328 pp. Lacks half-title in volume one. Sabin 43514: "Depicts with great fidelity and vivacity the manners and condition, the toils, privations, and perils of the Indian hunters. It also includes several interesting geographical and geological facts and Indian vocabularies." Field 996: "Much the largest portion is devoted to the narration of incidents of travel among the Indians of the territory." Lande 1322: "Faithful picture of the Indian trader's life." Streeter sale 3712: "In a very entertaining style, M'Lean tells just how the Hudson Bay Company operated. The author entered service with the company in 1821 and spent the next eleven or twelve years in their stations in Ontario, on the Ottawa River, at Le Chate, and at Fort Coulonge. He then traveled west to Fort St. James on Stuart's lake in British Columbia. Later he served din Labrador and as far north as Fort Good Hope." Siebert sale 861: "M'Lean served in British Columbia and describes Indian traders and hunters." Very good. Later polished three-quarter tan calf (a little old staining to spine), and marbled boards, morocco spine labels, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. (3709). Item #56308

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