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Book Number 4363 
Author John Macoun, M.A. 
Title Manitoba and the Great North-West: The Field for Investment; The Home of the Emigrant, Being a Full and Complete History of the Country. 
Date c. 1882 
Publisher The World Publishing Company 
Place of Publication Guelph 
Edition First Edition. 
Volume Information  
Cover Professionally rebacked and recased saving the original decorative cloth and preserving original end papers. Full cloth with title in gilt and scene in gilt within decorative embossed border. Flat spine with title on gilt label, and decorative stamped illustrations.  
Illustration Illustrated with a frontispiece bird’s eye view of Winnipeg and a few of plates and fold out maps depicting Winnipeg.  
Size 4to (152x230mm) 
Condition Very good condition, plates clean. One map slightly torn. 
Pagination P. Fold-out frontis, Title, Printer’s imprint, Dedication, Blank, Preface (v-vi), Contents (vii-xxii), 17-687, Blank, Advertisments (1-3). 
Translation Info  
Notes John Macoun (17 April 1831 – 18 June 1920) was an Irish-born Canadian naturalist. Though his formal education was slight, his knowledge and dedication to field work became sufficiently advanced that he gained the notice and respect of several professional botanists. This allowed him in 1868 to secure a faculty position as a Professor of Botany and Geology at St. Alberts College in Belleville. Macoun\\\\\\\'s reports from west attracted the notice of Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn, director of the Geological Survey of Canada, and in 1879, the Government of Canada took the unusual step of officially appointing him \\\\\\\"Explorer of the Northwest territories. In 1882 he became one of the charter members of the Royal Society of Canada. The book deals with physical landscape of Manitoba, climate, flora, fruits and plants, agricultural production in the Bow River District compared to Montana, water, fuel, timber, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects, minerals, churches and schools, and the native peoples. 
Price (US$) 475  
Short Description Book Canada West;  

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