Lot 95 of 305:
Ranald MacDonald on the Northwest Frontier  

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$150 - $250

Title:
The Narrative of his early life on the Columbia under the Hudson's Bay Company's regime; of his experiences in the Pacific Whale Fishery; and of his great Adventure to Japan; with a sketch of his later life on the Western Frontier, 1824- 1894.

Author:
MacDonald, Ranald

Place:
Spokane

Publisher:
Eastern Washington State Hist. Soc.

Date:
1923

Description:
Edited and annotated from the original manuscripts by William S. Lewis & Naojiro Murakami. Plates from photographs & other sources. Burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. No. 683 of 1000 copies. First Edition. Significant account not listed in the 1962 Howes but added to the 1994 revision by William E. Hartley III, who does, however, give MacDonald's first name as "Ronald." MacDonald was born at Fort Astoria in 1824, son of the Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay post there and of the daughter of the Chinook Chief Comcomly. After several years in Japan, he spent of his adult years mining and engaged in business in British Columbia. Tweney notes the book as "having become quite scarce in recent years." Howes (final ed.) M85; Smith 6300; Tweney 46.

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Condition:
Spine faded, bookplate of John M. McClelland, Jr., very good.


 
Item number:
211942
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