NORTHLAND FOOTPRINTS, or lives on Little Bent Tree Lake
Green cloth lettered and illustrated in white (first issue binding). pp (2), xviii, (19)-339, . 15 May, 1937, ink gift inscription and light yellowing at front; slight yellowing to page edges; else fine. Dust jacket has mild rubbing to head of very lightly sunned spine; creased nick to rear panel, small chip to one outer corners; else a VG+ bright and attractive example, flap price intact. Includes an attractive frontispiece map by G.D.Tidmarsh and a long Preface by the author. A novel set in the Canadian Northwest around Great Slave Lake in which wild animals are the chief characters. Watters p. 265. Conibear accompanied Grey Owl on a tour of England, becoming a close friend. Grey Owl was best man at his first wedding. He eventually became an instructor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. Born in Ontario, with his family moved to Fort Resolution in 1912. It is believed theirs was the first white family, independent of government, religious organization or trading company to settle in the Territories. He attended the University of Alberta and was selected as an Alberta Rhodes Scholar in 1931. Conibear Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park is named for him. Mentioned in Peel 6271. This was his first book. Uncommon in jacket.