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Manitoba And The Great North-West: The Field For Investment; The Home Of The Emigrant, Being A Full And Complete History Of The Country, .... To Which Have Been Added ... Montana And The Bow River District Compared For Grazing Purposes, By Alexander Begg.  by  John. Macoun

Manitoba And The Great North-West: The Field For Investment; The Home Of The Emigrant, Being A Full And Complete History Of The Country, .... To Which Have Been Added ... Montana And The Bow River District Compared For Grazing Purposes, By Alexander Begg.

by John. Macoun

First edition. Thick 8vo. Original decorative brown cloth, brown coated endpapers, xxii, [17] - 687 pp., [3] pp. of advertisements, frontis. [folding map of Winnipeg], preface, illustrated, plates, two color Birds Eye View plates of Emerson and Winnipeg, two folding color maps, color diagram, tables, advertisements. Details the physical geography of Manitoba, climate, flora, fruits and plants, raising wheat and other cereal crops, grasses, stock raising, stock raising in the Bow River District compared to Montana, water, fuel, timber, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects, minerals, churches and schools, Indians, and much more. There is a section that provides advice to immigrants with regards to reaching the country and what to do when they get there. Also advice to settlers and travelers. Peel 1081 says "Begg's appendix is one of the earliest references to ranching in present day Alberta." Near fine, bright, tight copy. PEEL 1081.

Inventory Number: 31795

$400.00