Title THE STORY OF THE MIGRATION OF SKIVINS AND HIS FIRST YEAR IN WESTERN CANADA.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1962
Illustrator John Francis Wilson.
Seller ID 11692
Unpaginated (approx. 89 pp.), oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D), in publisher's slipcase. Main text/illustrations printed on one side of page only. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with charming, humorous drawings by the author. "John Francis Wilson's droll narrative style and his whimsical illustrations are still as fresh and appealing as they were when he first produced 'The Migration of Skivins' at the turn of the century. The many superb drawings, nine of them in full colour, in which the author shows a striking natural talent and a wholly engaging gift for comic invention, are accurate as well as beautiful, providing an authentic record of farming and prairie life in the late nineteenth century." The amusing exploits of a London clerk, Benjamin Sydcup Skivins, who decides to try his luck as a farmer on the Canadian prairies. Very light edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light browning to spine - more at finger grip areas, small partial closed tear on rear edge of spine - archivally taped, very tiny stain on front panel . Slipcase has light fading to fore-edge areas of side panels several small areas of darkening on one side panel, small bump to one rear edge, several scattered tiny light stains, very light wear at front corners.