DOWNES, P. G.
Title: Sleeping Island. The story of one man's travels in the great barren lands of the Canadian North. 1st UK in worn dj.
Publisher:  Herbert Jenkins, London, 0,
Seller ID: 68620
DOWNES, P. G. Sleeping Island . The story of one man's travels in the greatbarren lands of the Canadian North. Illustrated from photographs. L.: Herb ert Jenkins Limited, [n.d.]. First UK Printing. Pp. -191,(1), + 16 p. ofplates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Cassell 588. A canoeing and portaging adventure to the relatively uncharted (at this time) regions of northern Manitoba, starting at the southern end of Lake Winnipeg, travelling as far north as Nueltin Lake along the Cochrane River, travelling eastward to Churchill on Hudson Bay, then southward to The Pas. Includes accounts of "poling and shooting treacherous rapids that might continue into eternity for all he knew, packing canoe and loads over rocky, mile-long portages, blinded and staggering, spinning out yarns of the North country with trappers and traders gathered around the stove in remote Hudson's Bay Company posts, visiting with old friends among Indians and Eskimos." - from the dj. Faint edge-spotting, some light wear to spine ends, else vg in chipped, worn dj. 100.00