The Muskrat: A Canadian Fur Resource


[Department of the Interior, Canada | Natural Resources Intelligence Service]

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[Department of the Interior, Canada | Natural Resources Intelligence Service]. The Muskrat: A Canadian Fur Resource. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canada Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Intelligence Service | Printed by F.A. Acland, 1929. First printing. pp. 32. Small 8vo. Illustrated stapled card covers bearing an illustrated image of a muskrat to front cover. A comprehensive and curious booklet examining the economic viability of muskrat farming with much in instruction on handling, farming, uses. A list of the number of muskrat farms operating in the Dominion between 1926 and 1927 accompanied with estimated values, estimated prices, production estimates by province. Very light rubbing to covers, contents bright, unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+. Scarce. “In the commerce of furs there is no fur-bearer of more importance than the humble but prolific muskrat. Under the trade name of “Hudson Seal”, its pelt has become a favourite, filling admirably the great demand of the average citizen for a fur moderate in price and durable in quality. It is used in the making of many articles of fur and is effective whether natural, plucked, blended or dyed.” Stapled Wraps. (#1073) $65.00