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Adventures in Canada: Or, Life in the Woods by John C. Geike - First edition thus - ND [ca. 1864] - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: GEO-75)

Adventures in Canada: Or, Life in the Woods

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Adventures in Canada: Or, Life in the Woods

by John C. Geike

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, ND [ca. 1864]. First edition thus. Cloth. Very Good. Very good first edition thus. Decorative brown cloth boards stamped in black and gilt, brown endpapers, brown edge decoration. "Alta Edition" imprinted on upper front cover. Last page shows an archaic number "1" stamped in center of page, somewhat below the words, "The End." Dust to edges and mild soiling and foxing to several pages and back cover. Prior owner's information written on front pastedown, last free endpaper, and back pastedown in pencil. Spine mildly cocked. Text block, hinges, and papers tight and complete without tears or other defects. Title page describes it as "illustrated," but the sole original illustration is the frontipiece, "Spearing fish by torchlight." 408 pp. Duodecimo, 5 x 7 1/2 inches tall. Variously published as: Frontier and pioneer life: A Boy's Narrative of the Adventures of a Settler's Family in Canada. Thi is an unauthorized reprint of the work which originally appeared under title: George Stanley; or, Life in the woods, by John C. Geikie, London: Routledge, 1864. Re-published under various titles and publishers.

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
GEO-75
Title
Adventures in Canada: Or, Life in the Woods
Author
John C. Geike
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Porter & Coates
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
ND [ca. 1864]
Keywords
americana, canada, pioneer, explorers, settlers
Bookseller catalogs
Literature & Classics;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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Cloth
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title page
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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
cocked
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edges
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First Edition
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gilt
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spine
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