The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay During Two Hundred and Fifty Years, 1670 - 1920
Author: William Schooling (1860-1936)
Publisher: Hudson Bay Record Society
xvi+129 pages with color frontispiece, fold-out of facsimile of original charter, illustrations (many colored), photographs and foldout map at back. Quarto (11" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers with brown lettering to spine and raised pictorial logo to cover. First edition.
This book highlights the establishment and development of the Hudson's Bay Company, beginning with its charter in 1670. The story delves into the fur trade's importance to the overall economy of the Americas and Europe, and includes details about rival companies and the fur trappers' relations with Native American tribes.
Edges chipped, offset darkening to wrappers, spine ends chipped, internally very good, over all about very good.
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