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Lot 1081: John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece

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by National Book Auctions

22 October 2016

Freeville, NY, USA

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  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
  • John Ryerson HUDSON'S BAY OR A MISSIONARY TOUR 1855 Antique Canadian Travel & Exploration Epistolary Engraved Plates Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
   
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Description:
Title: Hudson's Bay; or, a Missionary Tour in the Territory of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company
Author: John Ryerson
Publisher: Published by G. R. Sanderson
City: Toronto
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv / 190 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is Ryerson's epistolary account of his missionary tour to Hudson's Bay conducted in June-October 1854. He describes his journey from Kingston, via Lake Winnipeg and Oxford House, to York Factory, and then by boat through Hudson Bay and Strait to England, and back. The appendix contains chapters on the Selkirk settlement, mission work among the Indians, the role of the Hudson's Bay Company in improving the social and economic conditions of the native peoples, and the probable fate of Sir John Franklin.

Arctic Bib. 15076. Gagnon I 3112. Lande 1432. Morgan p. 334. Peel 166. Sabin 74586. TPL 3608.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in the publisher's blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light to moderate rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the edges and corners. The front hinge is cracked. A few pages are loose from the binding. The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts the author. The pages show mild age toning and light to moderate foxing/smudging. The work is illustrated with nine wood-engraved plates and one textual illustration.

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