Item #23453 The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America. Capt. W. F. Butler.
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America
The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America

The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1872.

Hardcover. Good+. Third edition (issued in the same year as the first edition). x, 388 pp, with folding map (as frontispiece) and 6 plates, in original dark red cloth with decoration in black and gilt. Spine slanted, map has some creasing from being mis-folded, contemporary owner's signature on title page. Text and plates clean. "Butler's accounts of his adventures are the most poetic and the most personable of the 19th-century Canadian travel narratives. His lyrical descriptions of landscape, climate and seasonal change testify to his deep admiration for the sheer, unpopulated expanse and beauty of the Canadian West. Sent by the English in 1870 to gather intelligence about the Red River Resistance, Butler actually met with Louis Riel at Ft Garry; his description of the encounter remains one of the most vivid portraits of Riel in our literature" (Canadian Encyclopedia).

Item #23453

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