Vancouver Island And British Columbia..
Bound in decorative full red morocco with gilt borders on boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and tooled panels with contrasting green morocco title label, gilt. Marbled boards and all edges marbled. Extremities worn and a little foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill.,
Where they are; what they are; and what they may become. a sketch of their history, topography, climate, resources, capabilities, and advantages, especially as colonies for settlement. by alexander rattray, m.d. edin., r.n.
8vo. 5 x 7.75 inches. viii + 182 pp. Half title and publisher's advertisements discarded by binder.
Illustrated by 4 tinted lithographs, including frontispiece, two folding maps in black and red and by one folding table.
An account of mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island in the early 1860s, before Confederation. It describes the topography, climate, agriculture, economy and industries and the naval station of Esquimault. The author, Alexander Rattray (1830-1906), naval surgeon and artist considered that these are ' the last settled and least known of the British colonies, to which imperfect or faulty information has hitherto deterred many from emigrating.'
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