Traill, Catharine Parr
Lost in the Backwoods. A Tale of the Canadian Forest.
Seller ID: 1087
London: Nelson, 1886. First edition thus (viii, 319), octavo in blue pictorial publisher's cloth, figures and titles in gilt. A reprint under another title of Traill's The Canadian Crusoes (1853) enhanced with 32 engravings. For an earlier account of the lost in the woods story apparently based on fact, see Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Helen Kinsey's The Bear that Heard Crying which tells the story of Sarah Whicher, aged three, who in 1783 was lost for several days in the vicinity of Warren, NH, USA, and who was kept warm and safe, in her words, by 'a big black dog'. Slightly worn corners, top and bottom spine, a single spot (1 cm) to rear cover. A clean, bright copy-- an exemplary decorative cloth cover.
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