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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 and Biblio.com

Adventures in Canada: Or, Life in the Woods

by John C. Geike

Condition: Very Good


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.
  • 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: Philadelphia
  • Date published: ND [ca. 1864]
  • Keywords: americana, canada, pioneer, explorers, settlers
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature & Classics;
  • Subjects: FICTION / Literary;


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