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Lot 1013: George Mountain SONGS OF THE WILDERNESS 1846 Antique Poetry Hudson's Bay Company Canada Sonnets Plates
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Songs of the Wilderness: Being a Collection of Poems, Written in Some Different Parts of the Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company, and in the Wilds of Canada, on the Route to That Territory, in the Spring and Summer of 1844
Author: George Mountain - George Jehoshaphat Mountain was a British-Canadian Anglican bishop (3rd Anglican Bishop of Quebec), the first Principal of McGill College from 1824 to 1835, and the founder of Bishop's University.
Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 153 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: The endpaper of this volume displays two penciled bibliographical citations: TPL 2791, SABIN C51187
Condition / Notes: This antique volume, in brown cloth, with blind-stamped decoration to the covers and spine and gilt lettering to the spine, has a separating front board. The volume displays vertical cracking and a small horizontal crack to the spine cover, and bumping to the corners and spine extremities. A previous owner's signature is present to the front flyleaf, and scattered foxing can be found on the endpapers. A list of errata is present at the start of the text. Scattered small ink annotations appear in the text, noting printing errors. The work is illustrated with four tissue-guarded plates, one of which is the frontispiece.
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