Title: Mine Inheritance. British Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Collins, London, 1940,
Seller ID: 100765
NIVEN, Frederick. Mine Inheritance. London : Collins, (1940). Pp (10),11-432. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine.
Watters p.353, Rhodenizer pp.747-748, ("with title from Psalm 16:5 and setting in the Red River settlement, the first Canadaian novel selected by the Book Society in Great Britain"), Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance. p.88.
"It was in the spring of the year 1811 that Thomas Douglas. Earl of Selkirk, and Captain Miles Macdonell sat in the study of the Earl's London house. On the table between them lay a map [...] . It was a map of Canada, and there, on the banks of the Red River, Lord Selkirk pointed out the tract of land known as Assiniboia which he had purchased from the Hudson's Bay Company in order to found a settlement, a colony, for the Highlanders who were then being evicted from their small crofts to make room for sheep. - It is this story of the first important British settlement in the Canadian West, this epic in the history of Canada, that Mr. Niven tells in Mine Inheritance. In times such as these [during WW2], there is a profound significance inthis story of the first opening up of the Canadian West, the adaptation of life to adverse conditions, the will to live freely and at peace." - from the dj.
Top edge dusty, else very good in rubbed and nicked, but overall very nice, dustjacket. 25.00