London: Cassell and Company, 1912.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 291 pp, with color frontispiece, bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, illustrated labels mounted to front board and spine. Some rubbing and a touch of fraying to cloth, small chips in spine labels, internally sound and clean, other than a ownership signature, dated 1912, on the front free endpaper. "Emily Murphy (née Ferguson, pen name Janey Canuck), writer, journalist, magistrate, political and legal reformer.... [She] was the first woman magistrate in the British Empire. She was also one of the Famous Five behind the Persons Case, the successful campaign to have women declared persons in the eyes of British law. A self-described rebel, she was an outspoken feminist and suffragist and a controversial figure" (Canadian Encyclopedia). A contemporary review describes this collection of sketches as "dealing with Western people and characters, incidents and diversions, work and conditions; touching upon railway building, home building, nation building; bringing the reader into touch with the immigrant, the farmer, the woman of the west, the laborer."