DAWSON, George M.). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. BARKHOUSE, Joyce M.
Title: George Dawson : The Little Giant. First Edition in dustjacket. ex-library copy,
Publisher:  Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 1974,
Seller ID: 57800
(DAWSON, George). BARKHOUSE, Joyce M. George Dawson : The Little Giant. (Toronto): Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1974). First Printing. Pp 138, including frontispiece, photos and map to text. 8vo, brown cloth. A biographyof this eminent geologist & scholar-traveller. For (1849-1901) see DCB XII I:257-261, Marble NSH&A p.132. Born in Pictou, son of Sir William Dawson. "At the age of ten George was stricken by an illness that almost killed him and left him permanently dwarfed and hunch-backed. It appeared to everyone that this brilliant boy who had so many dreams of western exploration was doomed to life in a wheel chair. [...] He was apponted to the Geological Survey of Canada in 1875, and made its head in 1895. He tramped thousands of miles on foot and on horseback and he loved the west, most of all the Yukon - Dawson City was named in his honour." - from the dust jacket. This, a book for young people, was Barkhouse's first book. Rubbed, ex-library with bookplate to flyleaf, pouch to rear with pen number, ow vg in chipped (1inch "v" chip to rear panel on spine) dustjacket. 18.00