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Peel 638

Butler, William Francis (Sir) (1838-1910) [info]. The great lone land: A narrative of travel and adventure in the north-west of America. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1872.
Physical description: x, 1 leaf, 388 p., front. (fold. map) plates.; 23 cm.
Language: English
Includes instructions given to Butler by Sir Adams George Archibald, lieutenant-governor of Manitoba. Also published, 2nd edition, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1872 (x, 388p.); 3rd edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1872 (x, 388p.); 4th edition, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 (386p.); 4th and cheaper edition, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 (x, 386p.); 5th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 (x, 1 leaf, 386, 48p.); 6th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874 (x, 1 leaf, 386p.); 7th edition, London: Sampson Low, 1875 (x, 1 leaf, 386p.); 8th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1878 (386p.); 9th edition, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1879 (x, 386, 32p.); 10th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Low, Searle & Rivington, 1881 (x, 386p.); 11th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1883 (x, 386p.); 13th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889 (x, 386p.); 14th edition, London: S. Low, Marston, 1891 (x, 386p.); 15th and cheaper edition, London: S. Low, Marston, [1891] (x, 386p.); 16th edition, London: Burns & Oates, 1907 (xvii, 386p.); 17th edition, London: Burns & Oates, 1910 (x, 1 leaf, 386p.); 17th edition, Toronto: Macmillan, 1910 (x, 386p.); 18th edition, London: Burnes & Oates, 1915 (x, 386p.); 17th edition, Toronto: Macmillan, 1916 (x, 386p.); 18th edition, London: Burns & Oates, 1915 (386p.); Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1919 (x, 386p.); 19th edition, London & Manchester: Burns, Oates, & Washbourne, 1923 and Toronto: Musson Book Co., 1924 (x, 386p.); reprint of 1872 edition, as Great lone land: An account of the Red River expedition and other travels and adventures in Western Canada , Rutland Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1968 and 1970 (xvii, 388p.); with introduction by Edward A. McCourt, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1968 and [1973] (xvii, 388p.). After participating in the events of 1870 at Red River, Butler was sent on a special mission across the prairies to report on the smallpox epidemic. In this journey, one of the travel classics of the West, Butler journeyed from Fort Garry to Rocky Mountain House and back. See also Peel 615. For a somewhat belated review see Peel 3074.
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