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The rainbow chasers (1982 Hardback)


£30.00

Very good condition used 1982 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Douglas & McIntyree, Canada.
Author: Ervin Austin MacDonald.
ISBN: 0888943695.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 30mm d.

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The rainbow chasers by Ervin Austin MacDonald

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1982 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Douglas & McIntyree, Vancouver, Canada.
Author: Ervin Austin MacDonald.
ISBN: 0888943695.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 30mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket and spine with slight creasing and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine. DJ within clear protective Mylar sleeve. Dust Jacket over very good condition black boards. 272 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with 3 b&w maps, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The rainbow chasers:

In this rare, first-hand account of a Canadian pioneer Ervin MacDonald tells the saga of his hard won wilderness home & of his self-sufficient family who built it. Thier tale of wanderlust begins in 1839 Bytown, Ontario (later called Ottawa) with father Archie MacDonald, who reached his peak as an Ottawa Valley “bull of the woods” by age 29, prospected for silver and gold from Leadville, Colorado, to Sonora, Mexico, drove Montana cattle to the remote CPR camps in B.C. and carved out a ranch near Fort Colville, Washington. Ervin was motherless by age four, and he and his brothers and sisters were sent to an orphanage.

He was reunited with his father when he was 13, and the MacDonalds homesteaded southeast of booming Edmonton. But the prairie disagreed with the mountain man in Archie, who dreamed of the Cariboo. Thus he and his teenage sons embarked on a pack journey across the Rockies via the Yellowhead Pass — without map or compass, and using makeshift rafts to cross rivers — in search of the special site that would become their home: Lac des Roches in the Bridge Lake area of the Cariboo.