PIERRE AND HIS PEOPLE: TALES OF THE FAR NORTH. London: Methuen & Co., 1892. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xii [1] 2-323 [324: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "April 1895" inserted at rear, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, later state inserted catalogue. Parker's first published book of fiction and the first collection of stories featuring "Pretty" Pierre, a half breed of French and Indian parentage, whose adventures and experiences "extended from Quebec in the east to British Columbia in the west, and from the Cypress Hills in the south to the Coppermine River in the north ... Pierre passes through this series of stories, connecting them, as he himself connects two races, and here and there links the past of the Hudson's Bay Company with more modern life and Canadian energy pushing northward." - Author's note, p. xi. This series of "more or less connected stories," continued in AN ADVENTURER IN THE NORTH (1895), A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS (1896) and THE LANE THAT HAD NO TURNING (1900), comprise Parker's "narratives of French Canadian life and character." Parker "was a real storyteller, and he had a student's respect for history, which made his work on the past of Canada, both fictional and nonfictional, accurate in detail and true to recorded fact." - Kunitz and Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors, p. 1076. IThis collection includes "The Flood," a supernatural tale about a dead woman's revenge. Hubin (1994), p. 627. Several ink stains to cloth, most on rear panel, some soiling a foxing to endpapers, a sound. good copy. (#115663).

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