The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America. Third Edition. To which is appended: The Oregon Territory Consisting of a Brief Description of the Country and its Productions; And of the Habitats and Manners of the Native Indian Tribes. With a map of the Territory.
London: Charles Knight, 1838. Green blind stamped cloth, with gilt titles and design to the spine. 20 woodcut illus. including a chart of the navigation of Upper Canada. Map of British Canada to p. 314 This third edition was published "Under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge" The half title shows it to be part of the "Library of Entertaining Knowledge" and the verso of this page shows the membership of the Committee. Bound in with this work is "The Oregon Territory" with a map to the front of this. This work, published in 1846 by M. A. Nattali (London) was also by Traill. (1st edition). includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, including pioneer recipes. Catherine Parr Traill (nee Strickland) 1802-1899. With her sisters Agnes, Elizabeth and Susanna, she was born in Rotherhithe, England, and was a children's author before emigrating with her husband (a retired Napoleonic Soldier) to Canada. She wrote numerous Canadian novels and settler's guides. viii, 1-313, (map) 315-351. (ii) map. (ii) 1-78, 2 (adverts of the library). pp
Condition: Overall, this third edition is in very nice condition. The green cloth is sound, with a touch of bumping only. There is a slight marking / lightening to portions of the green cloth - possibly from water marks. Not heavy though. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Very slight marking / darkening only. The illustrations are clean and tidy.