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FOREST SCENES AND INCIDENTS IN THE WILDS OF NORTH AMERICA George Head 1829 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Head, George
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London, John Murray, 1829, 1st edition. 362 pp. Recased tan hardcover in Near Fine condition. Former owner's name on front end paper and title page.

Full title: Forest Scenes And Incidents In The Wilds Of North America: Being A Diary Of A Winter's Route From Halifax To The Canadas, And During Four Months' Residence In The Woods On The Borders Of Lakes Huron And Simcoe.

The author, a British army officer and veteran of the Peninsular Wars, was the elder brother of Sir Francis Bond Head. In 1814, he was consigned to Canada to examine the defenses of the Lake Huron naval establishment. This is the record of his ten-month stay in Canada, from November 1814 to August 1815, describing his 1,200 mile overland journey from Halifax to Lake Huron.

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