GC.McGraw-Hill,1978.First edition.Brown hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with laminated Dj(small mark,creases and nicks on the laminated cover),both in GC.Ex-library book with stamp,pocket,sticker.Illustrated with b/w photos,maps,drawings.Clean pages with some marks and tainted on the outer edges,a couple of stain marks inside the pages,some creases on the edges of the pages,small mark inside the back cover.The book is in GC but with some shelf wear.319pp including Notes,glossary,references,index.Heavy book.A collecatble first edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: The 19th century spawned a unique breed of men who took pride in their woodsmen skills and rough codes of conduct. They called themselves lumberers, shantymen, timber beasts, les bucherron -- and, more recently, lumberjacks, working in the vast forests of eastern Canada and British Columbia. n nAcross the country, farm boys would go to the woods, lumbering being the only winter work available. Immigrants -- Swedes and Finns more often than not -- resumed the trades they had learned so well in the forests of northern Europe. They broke the cold, hard monotony of camp life with songs, tall tales and card games. n nWithin these pages, author Donald MacKay allows us a glimpse into that moment in our heritage when men entered the virgin forest to carve out an industry from the seemingly endless array of pine, spruce, maple and balsam fir found there.