AFAR IN THE FOREST; or, pictures of life and scenery in the wilds of Canada. By Mrs.Traill
London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1873. 16mo, 17 cm, original green decorated cloth stamped in black, gilt and blind. pp (iii)-viii, (9)-207 + chromolithograph frontispiece and half-title. Includes an Appendix on Indians and a short list of Indian words, 22 illustrations in text (one full-page) by William Harvey. Offset browing to free endpapers; book a little leaned; spine very lightly darkened with minor wear at ends; short tear to fore margin of pp (9)-12; else a VG+ clean, bright, tight copy. The frontispiece depicts an Indian with rifle and a kneeling white girl cuddling a fawn, with caption "The Indian Hunter". The half-title is of three Indian girls holding a squirrel, settler's roof in the distance. The colours are vivid and the images most appealing. A volume in the publisher's Pictorial Library of Travel and Adventure series. First published 1856 as LADY MARY AND HER NURSE, then as STORIES OF THE CANADIAN FOREST (1857), this revised and re-titled edtion was first published by Nelson in 1869. Quite an attractive copy of this novel about the Canadian bush around Rice Lake, Ontario, for young readers.