Roughing It in the Bush; or, Forest Life in Canada.
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Toronto: Maclear, 1871. First Canadian edition (pp. 538, adverts.). Small octavo (19cm) in dark green publisher’s cloth with impressed gilt decoration and titles, frontispiece and several illustrations. Binding repaired, backstrip laid down, title page clipped. This first Canadian edition was published a good twenty years after the book’s first appearance in Britain under Bentley’s imprint in 1852. Just up the Otonabee River from Peterborough, in Douro Township, near present-day Lakefield, Susanna Moodie, C. P. Trail, and their brother Samuel Strickland settled with their families. Moodie and Traill made their way on separate vessels to Canada, where Samuel was already established. One imagines the scene at their arrival, their lacklustre husbands in tow— “There’s someone at the door asking for you, Sam!” Becoming scarce.
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