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Graham, Frederick Ulric
NOTES OF A SPORTING EXPEDITION IN THE FAR WEST OF CANADA 1847.  LONDON: PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION, 1898
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Graham, Frederick Ulric
NOTES OF A SPORTING EXPEDITION IN THE FAR WEST OF CANADA 1847.  LONDON: PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION, 1898
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Graham, Frederick Ulric
NOTES OF A SPORTING EXPEDITION IN THE FAR WEST OF CANADA 1847.  LONDON: PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION, 1898
4to (324 x 250mm). Half title, hand-colored frontispiece portrait of the author,  6 coloured wood-engraved maps and 6 colored plates, finished by hand, some plates have offset, light scattered spotting, library stamp to endpaper. Calf gilt by Hatchards, Piccadilly as issued.
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Privately printed edition of perhaps only 20 copies, PRESENTATION COPY FROM EDITOR JANE HERMIONE GRAHAM ("Aunt Mione").

A rare narrative of a hunting expedition from Sault Ste. Marie to the Red River, Lac La Plume, Edmondton and back, with extensive notes on hunting buffalo. The expedition lasted from 19 April to 31 October 1847. “This Journal was written, day by day, on Steamers, in Canoes, at the Forts, in Tents, or by the Camp-fires in the open,---in small pocket-books easily carried; and then, on Frederick Graham’s return home was copied out, chiefly by a young sister still in the school room, and by others of the family, and the manuscript remained untouched for fifty years,---when Hermione Graham had it typed and printed in its present form, without however adding anything to the original, with the exception of the explanatory footnotes where these were required to make the sense clearer for sons, daughters, and grandchildren. November, 1897.” (from the text)

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