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THOMPSON, David. The Writings of David Thompson, Volume 1 : The Travels, 1850 Version. Edited with an introduction by William E. Moreau. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, University of Washington Press, and The Champlain Society, in association with the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies at the University of Winnipeg, (2009). First thus printing. Pp. (4),[v]-lxiv,-352, (6) of maps at rear, + 4 folding maps. 8vo, black paper covered boards with silver lettering to spine. "David Thompson's 'Travels' is one of the finest early expressions of the Canadian experience. The workis not only an account of a remarkable life in the fur trade but an extend ed meditation on the land and Native peoples of western North America. Thompson's tale spans the years 1784 to 1812 and extends from the Great Lakes to the Pacific, from Athabasca to the Missouri. A distinguished literary achievement, the 'Travels' alternates between the expository prose of the scientist and the vivid language of the storyteller, animated throughout by a restless spirit of inquiry and a sense of wonder. In the first to three volumes that will finally bring all of Thompson's writings together, editor William Moreau presents the 'Travels' narrative as it existed in 1850, when the author was forced to abandon the work, and supplements it with a textual introduction, extensive annotations, and historical and modern maps." - from the rear panel of the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Writings of David Thompson, Volume 1 : The Travels, 1850 Version. in dustjacket.
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2009, ISBN:9780773535589:
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