London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866. Illustrated with woodcuts, and six full-page color plates of special beauty.
Quarto, original green cloth, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Spine head with small tear (no loss of cloth), corners very lightly bumped and rubbed, else fine. A bright, clean copy.
Notes on the natural history of game, game birds and fish of that country. Plates include wild turkey, prairie hen, Canada and ruffed grouse, white fish, musqualonge, black bass. Precise and exact engravings are of moose, caribou, deer and regional scenery.
""..nothing can be more alluring than its [British North America] vast tracts of primaeval forest, inhabited by moose and caribou; its game-stocked prairies of boundless extent; and its broad rivers, filled with silvery salmon and spotted trout .. Taking the St. Lawrence route, the traveller from our own country is landed in Quebec in about ten or eleven days .. During a sojourn in this region, extending over a period of threr years, constantly rod in hand or roaming the woods with dog and gun, I habitually recorded in my note-book memoranda of the haunts and habits of the birds and animals which I have endeavoured to describe in the succeeding pages; and I can only hope that my jottings may be useful to those who read them .."" from the Introduction.