"The Wanderer.". At Home in the Wilderness. Being Full Instructions How to Get Along, and to Surmount All Difficulties by the Way.

"The Wanderer.". At Home in the Wilderness. Being Full Instructions How to Get Along, and to Surmount All Difficulties by the Way.
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London: Robert Hardwicke, 1867. 8vo, original purple cloth, backstrip gilt-lettered, covers blindstamped. xvi, 323 pp. Tinted wood-engraved frontispiece portrait and vignette title-page, numerous vignettes in text. Covers rubbed, hinges cracked, bookplate removed from front pastedown, but a very good copy. First Edition. John Keast Lord (1818-1872) enjoyed an adventurous career that included a sojourn of several years on the West Coast after he was named in 1858 to serve as naturalist on the English boundary commission that established the border along the 49th Parallel between British Columbia and the United States. His two-volume work The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia (London, 1866) is much sought after; but this later work is little-known. It is a very useful guide to survival in rough conditions, in the tradition of Francis Galton's The Art of Travel; but it is also replete with anecdotes based on Lord's experiences in California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Great Plains. Often very exciting and amusing, it was reprinted in 1867 and 1876; this first edition is very scarce. [Sabin 42034. Smith 6110A. Not in Cowan or Rocq. See Howes L-464.] (Item Id: 5925)

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