The Young Emigrants;

[Traill (Catharine Parr Strickland)

The Young Emigrants;

or, Pictures of Canada : calculated to amuse and instruct the minds of youth.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, slightly foxed towards the end, pp. [iv, initial blank and half-title], iv, 168, [4, ads], 12mo, original brown vertically ribbed cloth, sides with decorative panel in blind, spine gilt, spine slightly faded, and the covers likewise around the edges, ticket of a Worcester bookseller inside front cover and inscription on flyleaf of Caroline Jane Davis, Worcester, Nov. 30th 1842, good

Publication Details: Printed for Harvey and Darton, [1826]

Notes: The three sisters Agnes, Elizabeth and Catherine Strickland had literary careers, but Catherine, the youngest, was first into print. In 1826, Canada was not her horizon, except as an exotic setting for this improving volume - 'lessons of mental firmness, piety and industry.' But in 1832 she did emigrate to Canada, where she played significant role in the development of a Canadian pioneer literature. 'Many of the scenes and events contained in [The Young Emigrants], are communicated to the writer by the member of a very amiable family, who emigrated to America in 1821' (Preface)....more

Bibliography: (Osborne 1, p. 192)

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Price: £500

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: [1826]

Stock Number: 52188

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