Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858. Henry Youle Hind.
Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858

James J. Hill's copy

Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858

London: Longman, [et. al.], 1860. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo; 3 large folding maps hand-colored in outline, 5 other full-page maps and plans, each with hand-coloring, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, plus 20 rather spectacular chromoxylographic plates from photographs taken by Humphrey Lloyd Hime, photographer to the expedition, or from sketches by John Fleming, assistant surveyor and draughtsman; ex-James J. Hill Library, with James J. Hill's bookplate, perforated stamps on title pages (not touching any text), pages slightly browned; volume I neatly rebacked with old spine laid down; volume II with joints and extremities rubbed, else good or better in contemporary full calf, gilt-decorated spines, red and black morocco labels. Due to the nature of the chromoxylographs these plates in many copies of the book are badly darkened at the borders; here, these plates show some slight staining, but are for the most part very clear. Sabin 31933: "During this exploration, Mr. Hind lived almost constantly among the Crees and Chippeways, whose habits and peculiarities he was most eager to study, and prompt to record. Everything in their life had not only the charm of novelty to him, but as a man of science, he was anxious to observe all the facts which may prove stepping-stones in tracing their origin and their history." Item #49867

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