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HIND, Henry Youle. Explorations in the Interior of the Labrador Peninsula the Country of the Montagnais and Nasquapee Indians.
 London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. In two volumes. First edition. Tall 8vo., orig. green pebbled cloth bordered in blind, recently rebacked with the original spine laid down, new endpapers, xv, (1), 351; xiii, (3), 304pp. 12 chromolithographs, 2 maps (1 folding). Foxing to chromolithographs and adjacent leaves, rebacked with the original spine laid down, faint rubbing, light wear to corners, still near fine. Lande 442, TPL 4069, Arctic Bib. 7105, Sabin 31933, Watters p. 9696. Uncommon in original cloth.

This work describes Hind's 1861 expedition, which “covered the Moisie River basin, for the most part south of the 52°N parallel.” Hind looks at the history and geography of Labrador and northern Quebec, paying particular attention to the indigenous populations including the Montagnais, “Esquimaux”, Cree, Iroquois, and Nasquapee. Hind's younger brother, William G. R. Hind (1833-1839), accompanied him on the expedition, painting the watercolours from which the striking chromolithographs were produced.


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