The Gold Fields of Canada.
Douglas, Rev. James.
Hunter Rose & Co., ( 1863), Quebec
8vo, 21.5 cm. 18 pp.
A paper read before the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 18th November, 1863. Gold was discovered in Canada in the early 1800s, but not until the 1840s were geological reports published, suggesting that formations in Canada resembled those bearing gold. Then the race was on! However, it didn’t last long. The author closes his report by stating, “Unless quartz veins do prove productive, the gold will hardly ever become directly a source of revenue to the province – ” which I find an odd locution, unless an indirect source of wealth from Canadian gold is the publication and sale of antique pamphlets dismissing it. Immaculate condition in original green printed wrappers.