London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible Good. Item #2206077
1st printing. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth. 524pp. Two folding maps: "A Railway Map of the Dominion of Canada and of the Northern Part of the United States" & a general overview of the country. Elaborate bookplate of Sophie Beanlands on the front paste down. Former owner described the plate, "... wife of Canon Arthur Beanlands, ... better-known under her maiden name of Pemberton" and whose art hangs in the Nat'l Gallery of Canada. Also, "Traveling in both countries, Watkin's memoirs contain insight into the climate of the times, but the work is most valued for the history of the Hudson's Bay Company and his study of the proroguing of the British Columbia Parliament at the end of 1859 and its references to the future of Canada." Good condition. ffep clipped 1" x 1 1/2" triangle upper corner. Moderate wear and hinges strong.