London: Champlain Society / Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1941-44. Cloth. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Deckle edge. Complete with all folding maps, illustrations, and frontispieces. First Series (1825-38): , cxxviii, 374, , xi. Second Series (1839-44): , xlix, 427,  xi. Third Series (1844-46): , lxiii, 341, , xi.
Minor shelf wear, including some light rubbing to covers and bumped corners. Vol. I has some light sunning to covers and bumped top edge. Previously owned by Queen's College professor and critic John Perry Pritchett, who signed third volume in pencil. Also included are typed reviews (quite favorable) of the second and third volumes by Pritchett, presumably drafts for publication.
This is a limited edition full set of the letters of John McLoughlin issued to subscribers to the Hudson’s Bay Record Society, hand-numbered 428 of a limited printing. McLoughlin is chiefly known as the "father of Oregon," a French-Canadian-American statesman who established Fort Vancouver for the Hudson's Bay Company and was instrumental in bringing the Oregon Territory toward statehood. A very handsome set in excellent condition. Very good. Item #1643