Sproat's classic eyewitness account of life among the Nootka (or West Coast People), published in 1868, was the first such book to be written by an educated resident of Vancouver Island's outside coast. He was not an impartial witness by any means, but by his standards, Sproat was honest. Equally interesting as the study that the author paints of the Nootka, is the self-portrait of a bewildered European that emerges in these pages. For the first time in 120 years The Nootka is again available and this time in an edition modernized and annotated for the contemporary reader by Charles Lillard.
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Book Description Sono Nis Press, Victoria, 1987. HARDCOVER. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Later printing. 216pp b/w frontispiece octavo cloth very good in slightly worn dustwrapper with owners label taped to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 67021
Book Description Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1989, 1989. Book Condition: very good. 2nd printing. xxiii,216pp. Octavo with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. Blue map endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing and wear. very good An ethnographic account of the Vancouver Island aboriginal group in the 1860s. Bookseller Inventory # 138593
Book Description Sono Nis Press, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 216 pages. Previous owner's initials on side page ends. Tears, stains, and sticker on dust jacket. Bumped corners. Map endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 134446
Book Description Sono Nis Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2801945518
Book Description Sono Nis Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0919203639
Book Description Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC, Canada, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2nd. Second printing of this edition, 1989. Book was originally published in 1868. Xxiii, 216 pp., notes, glossary, biblio, idex, 8vo, navy cloth, dustjacket. Fine text in Fine dust jacket. No owner's marks, no wear, no tear. Bookseller Inventory # 788824