Andrew Graham's observations on Hudson's Bay, 1767-1791
Author: Andrew Graham (c1730-1815) edited by Glyndwr Williams
Publisher: Hudson Bay Record Society
lxxii+423+[lxxii members list] with 2 folding maps, appendices and indices. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and Hudson Bay Coat of Arms to cover in original jacket. Introduction by Richard Glover. Volume XXVII. First edition. Copy 1549 of a limited edition.
Andrew Graham was a Scottish naturalist. He emigrated to Canada and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1749 to 1775. While he was working for the Company, he recorded his observations, which he sent to London along with a considerable number of specimens; unfortunately, much of his work was plagiarized by others and his true contribution was not discovered until the Company's archives were opened in the late 20th century. Graham was assisted at times by fur trader and company surgeon Thomas Hutchins, who also worked on meteorological problems.
Condition: Jacket spine lightly sunned else near fine in like jacket.