Wien: 1825. ,140pp. Original printed wrappers, lacking front wrap and spine nearly perished. Light foxing and dust soiling. Good. Item #3115
An abridged German translation of Talbot's narrative detailing his life in Canada and travels therein. Talbot's work was originally published in London the previous year as Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour through Part of the United States of America, in the Year 1823. "[Talbot] asserted the industrious poor who were willing to spend five or six years of hardship would be well rewarded [emigrating to Canada], but there was little inducement for the gentleman. The work was a financial loss to the family since sales were limited and no royalties were received from the pirated translations which appeared soon after in France and Germany" - Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online). Rare in American institutions, and scarce generally.