First in the West - The Story of Henry Kelsey by J. W. Whillans

First in the West - The Story of Henry Kelsey by J. W. Whillans

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Saskatchewan Jubilee Edition 1955. The Travels of Henry Kelsey 1690-1691.  Gently read and not remaindered. Interior is clean excepting some sporadic pencil underlinings. Boards and spine are lightly rubbed. Unclipped dustjacket has large areas of loss to the spine, multiple chips and tears to extremities, some soiling to show. Now protected in archival brodart jacket.  Bookplate of Walter H. Johns, long time president of the University of Alberta, to the verso of the front board. He’s also signed,”Walter H. Johns, University of Alberta, Edmonton”, in pencil to the ffep. Owners blind bookstamp to the first three pages. Kelsey is credited with being the first white man to set foot on the Saskatchewan prairies.