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Distant Summers Vol 1

Distant Summers Vol 1


Distant Summers. P. G. Downes' Journals of Travels in Northern Canada, 1936 1947. Vol. 1: 1936 1938.


Distant Summers (Vol. I.) contains the accounts of P. G. Downes' 1936 and 1937 trips in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and of his 1938 journey to Great Bear and Great Slave lakes. Downes wrote a classic of northern canoe travel, Sleeping Island, originally published in 1943. This is the first time his remarkably detailed journals have appeared in book format. This is the second title in McGahern Stewart Publishing's series, "Forgotten Northern Classics" 


Ottawa. McGahern Stewart Publishing. 2012. Soft cover. 8vo, 23cm, xix,[ii],368p., with nearly 100 illustrations and 8 maps, list of illustrations and maps, foreword, introduction, journals for 1936, 1937 & 1938, sequel, sources, colour illustrated stiff wraps, new. 

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