The Backwoods of Canada; The Oregon Territory, Consisting of a Brief Description of the Country and its Productions
[TRAILL, Catharine Parr]; ANONYMOUS
Title of first section continues: "Being Letters From the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America." Title of second part continues: "and of the Habits and Manners of the Native Indian Tribes. With a Map of the Territory." Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was one of the literary Strickland sisters, who also included Agnes, Jane Margaret, Elizabeth and Susanna. Catharine was a children's author before emigrating with her husband (a retired Napoleonic War soldier) to Upper Canada. Here she wrote many Canadian novels and settlers' guides. The Backwoods of Canada includes much useful and interesting information on homemaking in pioneer Canada, including pioneer recipes. The author of The Oregon Territory seems to be unknown. 2 p. of publisher's ads at rear.
Publisher: Charles Knight; M. A. Nattali
Edition: Third Edition; First Edition.
Date Published: 1838; 1846
Place Published: London
Condition: Good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. viii, 351, , 78,  p. 18 cm. Frontispiece + 20 other b&w line drawings including map of British North America opposite Appendix. Frontispiece map in Oregon section. Green cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Faded spine with gilt impressing. Corners a little worn. Hinges repaired internally. Pages clean and bright.