London: Edward Stanford, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. 5-3/4 x 9", gilt decorated teal cloth, brown endpapers, x, 316pp, 4pp ads, apps., index, frontis. photograph of a jin-rikisha in Yokohama, 7 photographic illustrations in text, 3 folding color maps (of Canada from Lake Superior to Vancouver; Yokohama, Japan; a map of the world showing the author's route). Item #900677
The author revisits many Canadian locales described in his previous work Life and Labour in the Far Far West, published in 1884, and covers new territory opened up by the Manitoba and North Western Railway, through the "park-like lands of the Fertile Belt;" from Portage-la-Prairie to Langenburg, and by Canadian Pacific Railway, from Calgary over the Rocky Selkirk, and Cascade Mountains to the new terminal city of Vancouver. He visited, too, people who had followed his advice and settled in Canada to gather their impressions and hear how they were prospering. His return to England was by way of Japan, China, Ceylon, and Egypt - and his impressions of those travels are included here.
Bumping to corners, endpaper hinges cracked, appendices uncut top-edge, cloth bright, clean of owner's marks, very good.