This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vn. A JOURNEY TO KING GEORGE'S LAKE, NEWFOUNDLAND. A Glance at any map of Newfoundland will show that in the interior of the south-western portion of that island there is a small lake named after King George the Fourth, out of which there runs a river connecting it with Red Indian Lake by way ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vn. A JOURNEY TO KING GEORGE'S LAKE, NEWFOUNDLAND. A Glance at any map of Newfoundland will show that in the interior of the south-western portion of that island there is a small lake named after King George the Fourth, out of which there runs a river connecting it with Red Indian Lake by way of Lloyd's Pond. King George the Fourth's Lake, I was informed by Mr. Howley, the veteran explorer and surveyor of so much of the interior of Newfoundland, had been discovered by a surveyor named Cormack in about 1830, and named by him after the reigning sovereign of that time. After Cormack's discovery it was, however, never again seen by a white man untilMr.Howley himself visited it in 1875, since which time, to the best of the latter's knowledge and belief, no one else had ever been there. This does not mean that there is any great difficulty in getting to King George's Lake, but it proves, I think, that the interior of Newfoundland has no attractions for the white inhabitants of the island, all of whom live on the seaboard, and depend for their living almost entirely on the cod fishery, and the annual slaughter of seals on the ice floes off the coast of Labrador. In the autumn of 1905 I paid my third visit to Newfoundland in order to see something of the interior of the island, as well as shoot a few caribou. The latter ambition, had it been the sole object of my journey, might have been satisfied easily enough quite close to the railway line which crosses the island, but I love to hunt and study the habits of game whenever possible in wild and little-known districts, and I therefore determined to try and reach the lake which RED INDIAN LAKE. 253 Mr. Howley thought that no one but himself had visited since Cormack first discovered it...
Very Good+ Gray leather hardback with raised bands, ribbon marker, gilt lettering, gilt text block and gilt decorations. No wear to the leather. Some of the gilt lettering on the front cover has tarnished. Touch of foxing on the reverse side of the color frontispiece. Page xxxii of the preface has a light irregular mark across the page that might happened in the printing process. The pages are otherwise like new with no other marks or notes. This is number 391 of 3, 000 copies printed for The Premier Collection.; 419 pages.
Very good. 419pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Light gray leather with raised bands, gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover, and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. All edges gilt. Marbled endsheets. The rear board is just a hair splayed. Number 1913 of 3, 000. "Mr. Selous is much more than a mere big-game hunter; he is by instinct a keen field naturalist, an observer with a power of seeing, and of remembering what he has seen; and finally he is a writer who possesses to a very marked and unusual degree the power vividly and accurately to put on paper his observations. Such a combination of qualities is rare indeed."-Theodore Roosevelt (From the Introduction)
Fine. Gray leather with gold lettering and design. Attractive decorated end-papers. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. Illustrations with tissue guards (some in color). All page edges gold. Bound in silk ribbon marker. xxxiv, 419pp. Full refund if not satisfied.
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