The Great Lone land.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874. 6th edition. x, 386, 40pp, illus, folding map. Original decorated boards, bookplate on front pastedown, hinges strengthened, generally very good. Butler was a bored Englishman bemoaning the lack of any good colonial wars when news was received about an uprising on the plains of Canada. He appointed himself to the party and traveled to the Red River settlements where he sneered at the Metis, interviewed Louis Riel, and generally acted like an arrogant British twit. Along the way he traveled from Lake Superior to the Rocky Mountains where he hung out with the Indian, shot things, and observed the hardship and beauty of life on the prairie all of which he recorded here. Item #17461