THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF THOMAS SIMPSON The Arctic Explorer.
Toronto: Baxter, 1963. First of this edition. Quarto, grey leatherette stamped in gilt, endpaper maps, in grey cloth slipcase. , (xviii), 204 pp + frontispiece portrait and two folding maps at rear. Ten page introduction by the editor John Gellner. A fine copy. #216 of an unspecified limitation, signed by the publisher and the editor. Third volume in the publisher's Canadian Heritage Series. Written by his brother and first published posthumously in 1845. Simpson was a Hudson's Bay Company employee who travelled from the Red River to Athabasca in 1836-37, returning during the winter of 1839-40, mapping previously unmapped territory. .
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.