HIND, Henry Youle (1823-1908)
Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 & the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Expedition of 1858
Important Two Volume set with 20 Chromoxylographs depicting Indian Life and the Vast Red River and Saskatchewan Areas
Professor Henry Youle Hind’s investigations of the country between Lake Superior and the Rocky Mountains, sponsored by the Canadian Government in 1857 and 1858, were promoted by the need for a land access the gold fields of British Columbia and for the possible establishment of a railway route to the Pacific Coast, and led to the discovery of fertile farming areas in the Saskatchewan basin. Hind was born in Nottingham England and immigrated to Toronto in 1846. He was a Professor of geology at the University of Toronto.
An outstanding narrative by Professor Hind, “who lived almost constantly among the Crees and Chippewas, whose habits and peculiarities he was most eager to study”.Sabin
London: Longman, Green, Longman, 1860, First Edition, Complete with half titles, three colored maps ( two of which are folding) , four colored plans, one folding chart twenty chromoxylographs and numerous woodcuts n the text. All of the illustrations are after photographs taken by expedition photographer Humphrey Lloyd Hime or sketches by draughtsman John Fleming. Full butter scotch leather binding by Bickers. Spines consist of six panels with leather titles. Marbled end papers and all edges. Covers ruled in gilt.
First Edition of this Canadian Exploration Classic
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