First US printing. At age 18, Pyrde, an orphan, ex-merchant seaman, disgruntled factory worker, anwered an ad for a fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company, and emigrated to Canada, where he spent the next 12 years living in some of the most remote regions of the North. Illustrated with 8 pages of color photographs. Map endpapers. 285 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. .ISBN # 0-8027-0369-0
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