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Mine Inheritance by Frederick Niven (1940 1st Edition Hardback)


£15.00

Good reading condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

1940 First Edition published by Collins, London.
Author: Frederick Niven.
Approx dims: 205mm h x 150mm w x 37mm d.

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Mine Inheritance by Frederick Niven

Condition and Description:

Good reading condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

1940 First Edition published by Collins, London.
Author: Frederick Niven.
Approx dims: 205mm h x 150mm w x 37mm d.

Intact clean, slightly sunned and faded condition dust jacket with a 2 inch tear to bottom left corner front DJ with sellotape repair, a small tear to bottom right corner front DJ with sellotape repair, plus some rubbing and creasing to edges and signs of handling. DJ intact slightly faded spine with some small tears and creasing to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over good condition red cloth boards with black title lettering to spine. 432 clean/ slightly tanned and slightly rough cut pages of English text, no inscriptions. Maps to endpapers. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Mine Inheritance by Frederick Niven:

”A story of the first important British settlement in the Canadian West. In the early nineteenth century on land bordering the Red River known as Assiniboia a colony was founded for Highlanders who were then being evicted from their small crofts to make way for sheep.

The story gives an account of Lord Selkirk’s 1811 colony on the Red River, as told by a young Scot, a writer for the group of settlers. He describes the chicanery practiced by the North West Company to drive the homesteaders out of the fur country and to prevent the Hudson’s Bay Company (of which Selkirk had obtained control) entrance into that territory. He condones the actions of Governor Miles Macdonell, limns the sufferings of the pioneers, and threads his own story, his love of and marriage to the half-breed Christina, her death and the raising of his child, against some eight years of battle between Lord Selkirk’s people and their unfriendly neighbors, which culminated in peace and victory for the settlers, but death for their patron.”