“ONE OF THE LEAST KNOWN BUT MOST INTERESTING SECTIONS OF NORTHERN CANADA”
COMEAU, Napoleon A. Life and Sport on the North Shore of the Lower St. Lawrence and Gulf. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1909. Octavo, original white- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. $800.
First edition, British issue, of this in-depth description of life in one of the most remote regions of Northern Canada, focusing in particular on hunting and fishing, with 16 photographic plates and a full-page map.
Written by the son of a fur trapper who went on the become a government fishery officer, this book contains chapters on “salmon fishing, trapping, the folk-lore of the Montagnais Indians, and tales of adventure on the fringe of the Labrador Peninsula.” “The chapters devoted to the natural history of the North Shore, and especially to trapping and salmon fishing, are the work of an expert, and there is scarcely an angler anywhere who will not be interested in Mr. Comeau’s description of the salmon rivers of the North Shore, and of the various salmon problems which he discusses out of the fullness of a life-long experience” (Preface). Published the same year as a Canadian issue. Phillips, 84. Bookplate.
A few minor marginal finger smudges, light rubbing to extremities of cloth. A near-fine copy. Scarce.