Toronto: William Briggs, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; 280, index; With frontispiece plus sixty illustrations from photographs taken on the Journey and from Drawings by Arthur Heming, folding map; gilt lettered pictorial gray cloth with a caribou at center board, blue coated endpapers;. Internally very good, all plates and maps present, externally fair, the binding is silver fished;. Item #18532
The author accompanied his brother, Joseph Burr Tyrrell, as topographer and Eskimo interpreter on an exploratory survey of the regions west of Hudson’s Bay, May-Dec. 1893. They traveled from Lake Athabaska to Chesterfield Inlet, along Hudson’s Bay and the coast to Hayes River. The present narrative includes a list of plants collected on the expedition, a vocabulary Of Eskimo words, a route map, a classified index, and illustrations from photographs taken on the journey, and from drawings by Arthur Heming. Arctic Bibliography #18137. Notably this copy is signed by Elliott Coues at the top right of the title page and dated April, 1898. A note below the imprint states; “N.Y. Nation Copy - review written June 6, 1898”. It appears that the noted ornithologist and western historian had reviewed this work for the “Nation”.