London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1862. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Decorative blind stamped cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, color endpapers, small 8vo (7-3/4 inches tall), pp. [i]-viii, -182, -16 [publisher's ads], illustrated with four tissue-guarded tinted lithographs [including the frontis which lacks a tissue-guard] of Hope, Yale, Nanimo, and Esquimalt Harbour, tables, two fold-out maps printed in black and red and one folding table. An ex-special collections library copy. Volume with covers bumped and worn, spine faded w. head pulled and sticker ghost near heel, fore-edge of large fold-out map with edge wear, mis-folds and a 2" closed tear, donor bookplate to front pastedown, some library stamps to text, library pocket and original binder's tag to bottom corner of rear pastedown. A solid, clean and complete copy. Ex-library. Near Very Good. Item #3393
An early look at Vancouver Island and British Columbia, which until 1866, were still seperate colonies. "An excellent account of colonial life with its rewards and difficulties from a pioneer. Rattray spent two years as a resident of Vancouver Island where he practiced medicine." Whale, 1219. Ref. TPL, 4088 ; Lowther, 185 ; Sabin, 67964 ; Smith, 8503.
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