A Journal of Voyages and Travels in the Interiour of North America
HARMON, Daniel Williams; HASKEL, Daniel (ed.)
Title continues: "Between the 47th and 58th Degrees of North Latitude, Extending from Montreal nearly to the Pacific Ocean, a Distance of about 5,000 miles, including an account of the principal occurrences, during a residence of nineteen years, in different parts of the country. To which are added, a concise description of the face of the country, its inhabitants, their manners, customs, laws, religion, etc. and considerable specimens of the two languages, most extensively spoken; together with an account of the principal animals, to be found in the forests and prairies of this extensive region. Illustrated by a map of the country." Harmon joined the North West Company in 1808, travelled to Lake Winnipeg and the Assiniboine, and stayed there for about seven years. His later travels took him to Fort William, New Caledonia, Fort Vermillion, Fort Chipewyan, etc. Map engraved by Annin & Smith, Boston, showing the north U.S. and Canada to the Pacific. Edited for publication by Daniel Haskel who surreptitiously inserted some religious commentary not found in the author's original manuscript. Rear vocabulary for Crees and Carriers with commentary about their lifeways. Biographial notes about former owner Duncan Clark inserted. TPL 1171. Lande 1216. Howes 205. Peel 63.
Publisher: Printed by Flagg and Gould
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1820
Place Published: Andover
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xxiii, , 26-432 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Fold-out facsimile map with remains of original map. Full tree leather. Light wear with bumped corners. Former owner's label on front pastedown. Ink signature of Duncan Clark, 1826, on front free endpaper. Foxing. Dampstain to frontispiece corner. Offsetting to title page. A few small tears and chips. Errata on rear pastedown.